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  • ANATOMY OF WONDER: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, Fourth Edition. by Barron, Neil (Introduction by Brian Aldiss.)
    Barron, Neil (Introduction by Brian Aldiss.)
    ANATOMY OF WONDER: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, Fourth Edition.

    Edition: First printing of the 4th edition, completely revised and updated from the previous editions.

    New York: Bowker, (1995.). Hardcover first edition - A comprehensive and important work on science fiction: covers the emergence of sf (to 1920), between the wars (1918-1938), the early modern period (1938-1963), the modern period (1964-1986) by Brian Stapleford, children's and young adult sf, an extensive checklist on science fiction in languages other than English (numerous entries for German, French, Russian, Japanese, Italian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Dutch, Belgian, Romanian, and Yugoslav science fiction and foreign-language secondary material and a survey of Hebrew science fiction) as well as a core collection checklist, author, subject and title indexes, and much more. Introduction by James Gunn. xxiv, 912 pp. ISBN: 0-8352-32883.

    Condition: Fine in glossy boards, no dj as issued.

    Book ID: 52581
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  • ANATOMY OF WONDER: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, Third Edition. by Barron, Neil (Introduction by Brian Aldiss.)
    Barron, Neil (Introduction by Brian Aldiss.)
    ANATOMY OF WONDER: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, Third Edition.

    Edition: First printing of the 3rd edition, greatly expanded, revised and updated from the previous editions.

    New York: Bowker, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - A comprehensive and important work on science fiction: covers the emergence of sf (to 1920), between the wars (1918-1938), the early modern period (1938-1963), the modern period (1964-1986) by Brian Stapleford, children's and young adult sf, an extensive checklist on science fiction in languages other than English (numerous entries for German, French, Russian, Japanese, Italian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Dutch, Belgian, Romanian, and Yugoslav science fiction and foreign-language secondary material and a survey of Hebrew science fiction) as well as a core collection checklist, author, subject and title indexes, and much more. Introduction by Brian Aldiss. 874 pp. ISBN: 0-835-223124.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy boards, no dj as issued.

    Book ID: 11497
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  • OREGON IMPRINTS 1845-1870. by Belknap, George N.
    Belknap, George N.
    OREGON IMPRINTS 1845-1870.

    Edition: First printing.

    Eugene, Oregon, University of Oregon Press, 1968. dj. Hardcover first edition - The definitive edition of this valuable bibliography, incorporating and expanding significantly on the imprints recorded by Douglas C. McMurtrie in 1950. Includes 700 additions recorded in four supplements by Belknap, and 262 items not previously described, for a total of 1,521 books, pamphlets, and broadsides printed in Oregon through 1870 Includes 16 pages of illustrations, an introduction by Belknap, notes and both a subject and printer index. Attractively produced, slightly larger in format, illustrated endpapers. 305 pp. ISBN: 0-871140195.

    Condition: Fine in fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 74939
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  • Dale, Alzina Stone.
    MYSTERY READER'S WALKING GUIDE, WASHINGTON, D.C.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    Chicago: Passport Books, 1998. dj. Hardcover - Includes 8 detailed walks, illustrated with maps by John Babcock and over 200 mystery writers are represented. Also includes information on restaurants, special events and much more. List of authors by walk, bibliography, index. 305 pages. ISBN: 0-7394-05624.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 21947
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  • THE PEOPLE'S GUIDE TO MEXICO. by Franz, Carl.
    Franz, Carl.
    THE PEOPLE'S GUIDE TO MEXICO.

    Edition: Fifth edition

    Santa Fe, NM: John Muir Publications. (1983.). A good example of this often reprinted classic counterculture travel guide. Note to this edition mentions that this edition is greatly expanded - almost twice the size, and with more pictures - and also comments on the rapid changes taking place in Mexico. Illustrated. 579 pp plus Index. ISBN: 0-91252815x.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (full color cover now)

    Book ID: 40968
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  • THE WHHR 1978 ISLAND ALMANAC. by Hilton Head Radio Corporation; Higgins, John W., editor.
    Hilton Head Radio Corporation; Higgins, John W., editor.
    THE WHHR 1978 ISLAND ALMANAC.

    Edition: First printing.

    Hilton Head, SC. 1978. First edition - A look at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina from its history to nature studies, with information on fishing, weather,hotels, travel, planets and much more in between. Numerous ads throughout. Illustrated, maps. 116 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in stapled cream wrappers, printed in red and black.

    Book ID: 73967
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  • GRANTA 54, Summer 1996: The Best of Young American Novelists. by Jack, Ian, editor.
    Jack, Ian, editor.
    GRANTA 54, Summer 1996: The Best of Young American Novelists.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Granta USA, (1996.). First edition - A paperback magazine of new writing. This is the famous "Granta 20" issue, featuring new work by twenty American writers, all under the age of 40, chosen by a panel of established writers - including Robert Stone, Anne Tyler, and Tobias Wolff - as the best young American novelists. The writers selected were Sherman Alexie, Madison Smartt Bell, Ethan Canin, Edwidge Danticat, Tom Drury, Tony Earley, Jeffrey Eugenides, Jonathan Franzen, David Guterson, David Haynes, Allen Kurzweil, Elizabeth McCracken, Lorrie Moore, Fae Myenne Ng, Robert O'Connor, Chris Offutt, Stewart O'Nan, Mona Simpson, Melanie Rae Thon and Kate Wheeler. Introduction by editor (and judge) Ian Jack. Each story is preceded by brief comments…

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    New York: Granta USA, (1996.). First edition - A paperback magazine of new writing. This is the famous "Granta 20" issue, featuring new work by twenty American writers, all under the age of 40, chosen by a panel of established writers - including Robert Stone, Anne Tyler, and Tobias Wolff - as the best young American novelists. The writers selected were Sherman Alexie, Madison Smartt Bell, Ethan Canin, Edwidge Danticat, Tom Drury, Tony Earley, Jeffrey Eugenides, Jonathan Franzen, David Guterson, David Haynes, Allen Kurzweil, Elizabeth McCracken, Lorrie Moore, Fae Myenne Ng, Robert O'Connor, Chris Offutt, Stewart O'Nan, Mona Simpson, Melanie Rae Thon and Kate Wheeler. Introduction by editor (and judge) Ian Jack. Each story is preceded by brief comments on the writer and a small photograph and inserted into the center of the issue is a section of glossy plates - Portraits of the writers by Marion Ettlinger. Advertisements, 320 pp. We specialize in literary journals, and have many others - including many not yet catalogued and listed on line. ISBN: 0-140141359.

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    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 68080
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  • [King, Stephen] Collings, Michael.
    STEPHEN KING AS RICHARD BACHMAN.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Mercer Island, WA: Starmont House, Inc., 1985. Starmont Studies in Literary Criticism, Number 10. Includes a list of works cited, index. 166 pages. ISBN: 0-930261-003.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 18121
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  • [Lessing, Doris] Klein, Carole.
    DORIS LESSING: A Biography.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Carroll & Graf, (2001.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first full-length biography of this influential writer, one who redefined feminism in many ways, and who was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 2007. Based on interviews with many who know Lessing, but Lessing herself declined to be interviewed for this book. Photographs. Notes, bibliography of Lessing's works and of works about her, index. 283 pp. ISBN: 0-7867-08069.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 29253
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  • "READING THE WIND" The Literature of the Vietnam War. An Interpretive Critique with a Bibliographic Commentary. by Lomperis, Timothy J.; John Clark Pratt
    Lomperis, Timothy J.; John Clark Pratt
    "READING THE WIND" The Literature of the Vietnam War. An Interpretive Critique with a Bibliographic Commentary.

    Edition: First printing.

    Durham: The Asia Society / Duke University Press, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - "On the tenth anniversary of the final U. S. withdrawal, the Asia Society sponsored a conference on the Vietnam experience in American literature at which leading writers, critics, publishers, commentators, and academics wrestled with this phenomenon. Drawing on the synergy of this conference, Timothy J. Lomperis has produced an original work that focuses on the growing body of literatureincluding novels, personal accounts, and oral histories which describes the experiences of American soldiers in Vietnam as well as the experience of veterans upon their return home." The result is a useful, although not comprehensive guide to the published literature. Includes a bibliographic commentary by John Clark…

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    Durham: The Asia Society / Duke University Press, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - "On the tenth anniversary of the final U. S. withdrawal, the Asia Society sponsored a conference on the Vietnam experience in American literature at which leading writers, critics, publishers, commentators, and academics wrestled with this phenomenon. Drawing on the synergy of this conference, Timothy J. Lomperis has produced an original work that focuses on the growing body of literatureincluding novels, personal accounts, and oral histories which describes the experiences of American soldiers in Vietnam as well as the experience of veterans upon their return home." The result is a useful, although not comprehensive guide to the published literature. Includes a bibliographic commentary by John Clark Pratt, an index to this commentary, bibliography, list of seminar participants, conference program, and index. xii, 174 pp. ISBN: 0-822307057.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (corners slightly bumped)

    Book ID: 67580
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  • NOTED NEGRO WOMEN: Their Triumphs and Activities. by Majors, Monroe A.
    Majors, Monroe A.
    NOTED NEGRO WOMEN: Their Triumphs and Activities.

    Edition: Reprint.

    Salem, NH: Ayer Company, (1986) dj. Hardcover - Facsimile reprint of the original 1893 edition. Includes short biographies, and photos of nearly 300 black women in history. Illustrated with drawings. xvi, 365 pp. ISBN: 0-8369-87330.

    Condition: Ex-library, in sturdy library binding, no dj. Uncommon in any hardcover edition.

    Book ID: 58421
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  • DREAMSONGS: GRRM: A Rretrospective. by Martin, George R.R.
    Martin, George R.R.
    DREAMSONGS: GRRM: A Rretrospective.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Gollancz, (2006) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first volume in a two book compendium of Martin's shorter fiction. Introduction by Gardner Dozois.Includes a retrospective fiction checklist as of 31 December, 2002 by Leslie Kay Swigart SIGNED by Martin on the title page. A massive book at 1185 pp. ISBN: 978-0553806588.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 70806
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  • GALAXY: Thirty Years of Innovative Science Fiction. by Pohl, Frederik, Martin H. Greenberg and Joseph D. Olander, editors.
    Pohl, Frederik, Martin H. Greenberg and Joseph D. Olander, editors.
    GALAXY: Thirty Years of Innovative Science Fiction.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Playboy Press, (1980.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Includes long time Galaxy editor Horace L. Gold on Galaxy and stories by Frederik Pohl, Ursula K. Le Guin, Robert Silverberg, Issac Assimov, James Tiptree Jy, Harlan Ellison, Zenna Henderson, Judith Merril, Fritz Liver, Alfred Bester, Damon Knight, Philip K Dick, Larry Niven, Theodore Sturgeon and many others. Introduction by Frederik Pohl. Includes a complete index to Galaxy magazine. xiii, 465 pp. ISBN: 0-87223-5688.

    Condition: Ex-library with relatively few markings, in a very good dust jacket (spine label)

    Book ID: 57502
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  • A GUIDE TO LONGPLAY JAZZ RECORDS. by Ramsey, Frederic Jr
    Ramsey, Frederic Jr
    A GUIDE TO LONGPLAY JAZZ RECORDS.

    Edition: First thus.

    New York: Da Capo Press, 1977. Hardcover - Originally published in 1954, this edition includes a new introduction by the author and supplementary record listings. Illustrated with many black and white photographs. A title in the Da Capo Press Reprint Series: THE ROOTS OF JAZZ. Bibliography. Indexes to title and authors. vi, xiii, 282 pp. ISBN: 0-306708914.

    Condition: Near fine in red cloth with silver lettering.

    Book ID: 58362
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  • Reckley, Ralph, Sr. (edited by Lola E. Jones.)
    TWENTIETH CENTURY BLACK AMERICAN WOMEN IN PRINT.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Acton, MS: Copley Publishing, 1995. First edition - Essays on Gayl Jones, Toni Cade Bambara, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Frances Watkins Harper, Sonia Sanchez and more. 128 pgs.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 11599
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  • GRANTA 54, Summer 1996: The Best of Young American Novelists. by (Simpson, Mona and Edwidge Danticat, signed.) Jack, Ian, editor.
    (Simpson, Mona and Edwidge Danticat, signed.) Jack, Ian, editor.
    GRANTA 54, Summer 1996: The Best of Young American Novelists.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Granta USA, (1996.). SIGNED first edition - A paperback magazine of new writing. This is the famous "Granta 20" issue, featuring new work by twenty American writers, all under the age of 40, chosen by a panel of established writers - including Robert Stone, Anne Tyler, and Tobias Wolff - as the best young American novelists. The writers selected were Sherman Alexie, Madison Smartt Bell, Ethan Canin, Edwidge Danticat, Tom Drury, Tony Earley, Jeffrey Eugenides, Jonathan Franzen, David Guterson, David Haynes, Allen Kurzweil, Elizabeth McCracken, Lorrie Moore, Fae Myenne Ng, Robert O'Connor, Chris Offutt, Stewart O'Nan, Mona Simpson, Melanie Rae Thon and Kate Wheeler. Introduction by editor (and judge) Ian Jack.This copy is SIGNED by TWO authors:…

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    New York: Granta USA, (1996.). SIGNED first edition - A paperback magazine of new writing. This is the famous "Granta 20" issue, featuring new work by twenty American writers, all under the age of 40, chosen by a panel of established writers - including Robert Stone, Anne Tyler, and Tobias Wolff - as the best young American novelists. The writers selected were Sherman Alexie, Madison Smartt Bell, Ethan Canin, Edwidge Danticat, Tom Drury, Tony Earley, Jeffrey Eugenides, Jonathan Franzen, David Guterson, David Haynes, Allen Kurzweil, Elizabeth McCracken, Lorrie Moore, Fae Myenne Ng, Robert O'Connor, Chris Offutt, Stewart O'Nan, Mona Simpson, Melanie Rae Thon and Kate Wheeler. Introduction by editor (and judge) Ian Jack.This copy is SIGNED by TWO authors: Mona Simpson at her story 'The Driving Child' and by Edwidge Danticat at "The Revenant." Each story is preceded by brief comments on the writer and a small photograph and inserted into the center of the issue is a section of glossy plates - Portraits of the writers by Marion Ettlinger. Advertisements, 320 pp. We specialize in literary journals, and have many others - including many not yet catalogued and listed on line. ISBN: 0-140141359.

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    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 39992
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  • Sprigg, June.
    BY SHAKER HANDS: The Art and World of the Shakers.

    Edition: First printing, a large format trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    New York Alfred A. Knopf, 1975. First edition - 'The furniture and artifacts, and the spirit and precepts embodied in their simplicity, beauty, and functional practicality.' Illustrated with both photographs and drawings. 219 pp with notes, references, and index. ISBN: 0-394-731433.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 28191
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  • DOWN FROM THE MOUNTAINTOP: Black Women's Novels in the Wake of the Civil Rights Movement, 1966-1989. by Walker, Melissa.
    Walker, Melissa.
    DOWN FROM THE MOUNTAINTOP: Black Women's Novels in the Wake of the Civil Rights Movement, 1966-1989.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, (1991.). Discusses the novels of Margaret Walker, Sherley Anne Williams, Toni Morrison, Louise Meriweather, Ntozake Shange, Alice Walker and more in the context of the Civil Rights movements, its hopes and its achievements. Bibliography of primary works, notes, index. 226 pp. ISBN: 0-300-054327.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 48037
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  • NEGRO WHO'S WHO IN CALIFORNIA - 1948 EDITION. by Wynn, Commodore, editor, John W. Roy, director.
    Wynn, Commodore, editor, John W. Roy, director.
    NEGRO WHO'S WHO IN CALIFORNIA - 1948 EDITION.

    Edition: First edition.

    Who's Who in California Publishing Co, (lithographed by Wm. Westerfield), 1948. Hardcover first edition - The first and apparently the only edition of this uncommon reference work. Includes biographies of approximately 500 notable California African Americans. Book is divided into seven sections: The Pioneers, The Church and Pulpit, The Professions, Business and Industry, Art and Music, Civic and Social, and In Memorium. Illustrated with many individual and group photographs. Index. Large format. 133 pp.

    Condition: Very good in burgundy boards with gilt lettering (prev owner's name, some minor rubbing and wear to the covers.)

    Book ID: 54239
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