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  • DARK SYMPHONY. by Adams, Elizabeth Laura (1909-1982)
    Adams, Elizabeth Laura (1909-1982)
    DARK SYMPHONY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Sheed and Ward, 1942. dj. Hardcover first edition - The autobiography of a young African American woman who was born in Santa Barbara, California to a family in "comfortable circumstances" although she grew up during the Depression, and who converted to Catholicism after her graduation from high school. This book attempts to reconcile both her sense of herself as a "new Negro" and her spiritual life as a Catholic who eventually became a Franciscan Tertiary. She recounts not only her spiritual awakening, but also the necessity to overcome racial prejudice even within the Church itself.

    Condition: Very good in a fair only dust jacket (bookplate on front pastedown, mostly hidden by dj flap, significant rubbing and edgewear to the black dust jacket. Original price of $2.50 still present).

    Book ID: 71780
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  • DARK SYMPHONY and Other Works. by Adams, Elizabeth Laura (1909-1982); introduction by Celia Kaplan.
    Adams, Elizabeth Laura (1909-1982); introduction by Celia Kaplan.
    DARK SYMPHONY and Other Works.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: G. K. Hall, (1997) dj. Hardcover first edition - A title in the African-American Women Writers 1910-1940 series, under the general editorship of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Jennifer Burton. Originally published in 1942, this is the autobiography of a young African American woman who was born in Santa Barbara, California to a family in "comfortable circumstances" although she grew up during the Depression, and who converted to Catholicism after her graduation from high school. This book attempts to reconcile both her sense of herself as a "new Negro" and her spiritual life as a Catholic who eventually became a Franciscan Tertiary. She recounts not only her spiritual awakening, but also the necessity to overcome racial prejudice…

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    New York: G. K. Hall, (1997) dj. Hardcover first edition - A title in the African-American Women Writers 1910-1940 series, under the general editorship of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Jennifer Burton. Originally published in 1942, this is the autobiography of a young African American woman who was born in Santa Barbara, California to a family in "comfortable circumstances" although she grew up during the Depression, and who converted to Catholicism after her graduation from high school. This book attempts to reconcile both her sense of herself as a "new Negro" and her spiritual life as a Catholic who eventually became a Franciscan Tertiary. She recounts not only her spiritual awakening, but also the necessity to overcome racial prejudice even within the Church itself. Edited and with a long introduction by Celia Kaplan, in which she discusses both Adams' financial straits and the underlying rebellion and discontent in what is basically a conservative work. Also includes some of Adams' other writings - both on the Catholic religion and on racial issues like the long prose-poem "The Last Supper" which is about a Black man being wrongly executed. lviii, 282 pp. ISBN: 0-783814291.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81344
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  • SARAH: A Woman Whose Dream Came True. by Alex, Marlee. Illustrated by Charles Barat.
    Alex, Marlee. Illustrated by Charles Barat.
    SARAH: A Woman Whose Dream Came True.

    Edition: First English language edition.

    Bassingstroke, England & Grand Rapids, Michigan: Marshall Pickering / Erdmans, (1987.). Hardcover first edition - A title in the Outstanding Women of the Bible series, written for young children, and illustrated in full color by Charles Barat. Unpaginated, large format. ISBN: 0-802850154.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 39369
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  • MARY: An Ordinary Woman Through Whom God Gave the World His Greatest Gift. by Alex, Marlee. Illustrated by Ruth Imhoff.
    Alex, Marlee. Illustrated by Ruth Imhoff.
    MARY: An Ordinary Woman Through Whom God Gave the World His Greatest Gift.

    Edition: First English language edition.

    Bassingstroke, England & Grand Rapids, Michigan: Marshall Pickering / Erdmans, (1987.). Hardcover first edition - A title in the Outstanding Women of the Bible series, written for young children, and illustrated in full color by Ruth Imhoff. Unpaginated, large format. ISBN: 0-802850189.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 39370
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  • A MODEL FOR A BETTER FUTURE. by Alexis, Kim.
    Alexis, Kim.
    A MODEL FOR A BETTER FUTURE.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover - "Supermodel, spokeswoman, athlete, and mom Kim Alexis shares her story and the convictions she's developed." SIGNED on the front endpaper. Notes. 213 pp. ISBN: 0-785274561.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 71169
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  • ABIDING DARKNESS & WEDGEWOOD GREY: The Black or White Chronicles, Book One and Two (2 volume set.) by Anderson, John Aubrey.
    Anderson, John Aubrey.
    ABIDING DARKNESS & WEDGEWOOD GREY: The Black or White Chronicles, Book One and Two (2 volume set.)

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Warner Faith, (2006, 2007) dj. Hardcover first edition - A set of the first two books in this series about the battle between the forces of good and evil - the first is set in Mississippi in 1945, and the second novel is 15 years later. Deals with the relationship between the races, and the strength found in long abiding friendships. Book Two is a first printing, Book One is a first thus, since it was originally published as "Black or White." Map endpapers. Reader's guide at the end of eavh book. 339. 372 pp. ISBN: 9780446579506.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. Sold as a set only.

    Book ID: 64542
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    MAPLE HILL or Aunt Lucy's Stories [c. 1863.] 3 engraved plates.

    New York: American Tract Society, nd (ca 1860-1880). Hardcover - A collection of stories for children with special moral messages; respect for the aged, kindness to the poor, etc. One of many books produced by the American Tract Society for use in Sunday schools, now all quite hard to find. A small volume measuring 6 3/4 by 4 1/2 inches, bound in original dark red cloth with gilt lettering and black decorations on the spine. Three attractive engraved plates, 110 pp. plus 16 pp of advertisements of Tract Society publications at rear of book.

    Condition: Some wear and overall soiling to the cloth covers, an older Sunday school library book with remnants of label on spine and a bookplate inside front cover, but overall sturdy and good condition.

    Book ID: 27412
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  • (anonymous).
    OUR EARTHLY HOUSE AND ITS BUILDER or The Wisdom of God as Displayed in the Body of Man. [no date]

    New York: American Tract Society, nd (ca 1860-1880). Hardcover - A non fiction work on the human body, written for children. One of many books produced by the American Tract Society for use in Sunday schools, now all quite hard to find. A small volume measuring 6 3/4 by 4 1/2 inches, bound in original dark red cloth with gilt lettering and black decorations on the spine. Illustrated with small entexte drawings. 199pp

    Condition: Some wear and overall soiling to the cloth covers, an older Sunday school library book with remnants of label on spine and a bookplate inside front cover, but overall sturdy and good condition.

    Book ID: 27413
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    THE GOLD BRACELET or The Blind Basket-maker's Children.

    New York: American Tract Society, [1860]. Hardcover - A moral and cautionary tale for children. One of many books produced by the American Tract Society for use in Sunday schools, now all quite hard to find. A small volume measuring 6 3/4 by 4 1/2 inches, bound in original dark red cloth with gilt lettering and black decorations on the spine. 3 attractive engraved plates. 122 pgs.

    Condition: Some wear and overall soiling to the cloth covers, an older Sunday school library book plate inside front cover, dampstaining to the lower edges of the plate, not affecting the illustrations but still overall good condition.

    Book ID: 14024
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  • (anonymous)
    REEF VILLAGE or What a Few Can Do.

    New York: American Tract Society, 1865. Hardcover - A moral and cautionary tale for children, this one on the subject of temperance. One of many books produced by the American Tract Society for use in Sunday schools, now all quite hard to find. A small volume measuring 6 3/4 by 4 1/2 inches, bound in original dark red cloth with gilt lettering and black decorations on the spine. 168 pgs.

    Condition: Some wear and overall soiling to the cloth covers, bumping to corners, an older Sunday school library book plate inside front cover, but still overall good condition.

    Book ID: 14025
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  • BIBLICAL QUOTATIONS: Provides Quickly an Apt Bible Quotation to Fit Any Human Experience. by Bechtel, John H.
    Bechtel, John H.
    BIBLICAL QUOTATIONS: Provides Quickly an Apt Bible Quotation to Fit Any Human Experience.

    Edition: Later printing.

    Philadelphia: Penn Publishing Company, 1920 (c 1911). Hardcover - Thousands of quotations arranged alphabetically by subject. 80 pp plus 12 pp publisher's ads for the Popular Hand-Books Series.

    Condition: Very good in green cloth with white lettering and black illustrations (foxing to endpapers, toning to pages. front hinge starting)

    Book ID: 79205
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  • FREEDOM AFTER LIFE. by Borrows, Maurice.
    Borrows, Maurice.
    FREEDOM AFTER LIFE.

    Edition: A trade paperback original.

    Hudson Books, 2005. SIGNED - The story of Maurice Borrows, whose faith and search for God led to his decision to fight for his freedom in a U.S. Federal courtroom in New York City against astonishing odds. Includes detailed court testimony. SIGNED on the title page and dated in 2006. 218 pp. ISBN: 0-976787709.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 65087
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  • ONE THERE WAS IN PALESTINE. by Bradford, Ralph.
    Bradford, Ralph.
    ONE THERE WAS IN PALESTINE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Washington, D.C.: Printing House of Judd & Detweiler, (1949.). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A single long poem on the life of Jesus in a lovely edition, 'designed and directed by Lester Douglas, printed under the supervision of John H. Davis at the Printing House of Judd & Detweiler. . . lettering by Cal Hoke. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper and dated in 1960. Slim volume - unpaginated leaves (32 pp.)

    Condition: Fine in flexible red cloth with gilt lettering in a rather tattered original glassine wrapper (which served to protect the book.)

    Book ID: 55558
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  • SCENES AND INCIDENTS OF EVERY-DAY LIFE IN AFRICA by Brittan, Harriette G.
    Brittan, Harriette G.
    SCENES AND INCIDENTS OF EVERY-DAY LIFE IN AFRICA

    Edition: Hardcover.

    New York: Negro Universities Press, (1969.) dj. Hardcover - Facsimile edition of a book originally published in 1860. Includes reproductions of original engraved illustrations. Missionary account of living in Liberia, primarily - includes brief mentions of the slave trade, witchcraft, etc. 353 pp.

    Condition: Fine in dark brown cloth, no dj as issued.

    Book ID: 34939
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  • THE DEVILS' COACH. by Brock, Jim and Joe Gilmartin.
    Brock, Jim and Joe Gilmartin.
    THE DEVILS' COACH.

    Edition: First edition.

    Elgin, IL: David C. Cook, Publishing, (1977). Hardcover first edition - An account of Jim Brock's Christian rebirth and his transformation as the coach of Arizona State University's baseball team, the Sun Devils, culminating with winning the NCAA championship. Basis of a documentary film of the same name. 168 pp. ISBN: 0-89191-1030.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket. Comment on rear flap about the movie - a feature motion picture from Outreach Films, Burbank, California.

    Book ID: 74171
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  • OUT OF THE GARDEN: Women Writers on the Bible. by Buchmann, Christina and Celina Spiegel, editors.
    Buchmann, Christina and Celina Spiegel, editors.
    OUT OF THE GARDEN: Women Writers on the Bible.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Fawcett Columbine, (1984). First edition - A collection of essays in which "women read and respond to the Bible out of pleasure and curiosity . . Drawing on their own epxeriences and interests, Louise Erdrich, Cynthia Ozick, Fay Weldon, Phyllis Trible, Rebecca Goldstein, June Jordan, Ursula Le Guin, and twenty-one other writers boldly imaginatively - and sometimes reproachfully - address the Old Testament stories, characters, and poetry that mean the most to them." Among the other contributors are Marina Warner, Rachel M. Brownstein, Amy Clampitt, Allegra Goodman and more. Notes, contributors' biographies. xiv, 350 pp.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers (a binding flaw which resulted in crinkling to several pages, back cover).

    Book ID: 78356
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  • RECOVERED BODY: Poems. by Cairns, Scott.
    Cairns, Scott.
    RECOVERED BODY: Poems.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    New York: George Braziller, (1998). First edition - His fourth collection of poetry - one which "employs disarming language as it revises and gives new life to a wide range of familiar stories. Here, we overhear some of Wallace Stevens's late ruminations, we witness an erotic frolicking between poet and muse, and we receive an epistle on the subjects of love and the body from Mary Magdalen." 74 pp. ISBN: 0-807614378.

    Condition: Near fine (stain affecting the upper margin of several pages).

    Book ID: 82477
    Keywords: Poetry, religion, theology
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  • LA DIOSA DE LAS AMERICAS: Escritos Sobre la Virgen de Guadalupe (Goddess of the Americas: Writings on the Virgin of Guadalupe) by Castillo, Ana, editor (Pat Mora and Cherie Moraga, signed; Sandra Cisneros, Rosario Ferre, Francisco Goldman, and others, contributors.)
    Castillo, Ana, editor (Pat Mora and Cherie Moraga, signed; Sandra Cisneros, Rosario Ferre, Francisco Goldman, and others, contributors.)
    LA DIOSA DE LAS AMERICAS: Escritos Sobre la Virgen de Guadalupe (Goddess of the Americas: Writings on the Virgin of Guadalupe)

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Vintage Espanol (Knopf), (2000.). SIGNED - A collection of essays and poems by 21 writers - including Sandra Cisneros, Rosario Ferre, Francisco Goldman, Cherie Moraga, Luis Rodriguez, Richard Rodriguez, Elena Poniatowska, Nancy Mairs, Denise Chavez, Rosario Castellano, Pat Mora, Margaret Randall and others - exploring the concept and the role of the mother goddess, the Virgin of Guadalupe, patron saint of Mexico, protector of the downtrodden, who miraculously appeared in the 16th century to a poor Mexican and who represents a combination of indigenous Aztec and Catholic traditions. SIGNED by TWO authors: Pat Mora at her contribution "Las Reglas de Coatlicue." and Cherie Moraga at "El Mito Azteca." Translated from the English by Mariela Dreyfus. EN ESPANOL. 289 pp. ISBN: 0-375703691.

    Condition: Very good condition (underlining on one page, brackets on another.)

    Book ID: 75092
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  • Chirenje, J. Mutero
    ETHOPIANISM AND AFRO-AMERICANS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA, 1883-1916.

    Edition: First printing.

    Baton Rouge, LA Louisiana State University Press, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - Deals with the rise of African independent churches in Southern Africa in the late 19th century and with the role that African Americans played in that rise. One of the most significant alliances was with Bishop Henry McNeal Turner of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and in addition, African students came to the US to study at black religious colleges and young African Americans were sent to Africa as missionaries. Several appendices, extensive bibliography, index. 231 pp. ISBN: 0-8071-13190.

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

    Book ID: 24957
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  • PRISONER FOR POLYGAMY: The Memoirs and Letters of Rudger Clawson at the Utah Territorial Penitentiary, 1884-87. by [Clawson, Rudger, 1857-1943] Larson, Stan, editor.
    [Clawson, Rudger, 1857-1943] Larson, Stan, editor.
    PRISONER FOR POLYGAMY: The Memoirs and Letters of Rudger Clawson at the Utah Territorial Penitentiary, 1884-87.

    Edition: First printing.

    Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of the prison memoirs and letters of Rudger Clawson, the first Mormon convicted of violating the Edmunds Law of 1882. "His memoirs of three years as a "cohab" in the Utah Territorial Penitentiary are published here for the first time. They reflect the pride Mormon polygamists felt at being "prisoners for conscience sake," and they include discussions of Mormon doctrines, accounts of daring prison escapes, details of prison life, and the sense of a husband's frustration at being separated from his plural wife. Clawson's memoirs highlight his ability as a storyteller and, in passages dealing with his feelings about African-American prison inmates, confirm his racist…

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    Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of the prison memoirs and letters of Rudger Clawson, the first Mormon convicted of violating the Edmunds Law of 1882. "His memoirs of three years as a "cohab" in the Utah Territorial Penitentiary are published here for the first time. They reflect the pride Mormon polygamists felt at being "prisoners for conscience sake," and they include discussions of Mormon doctrines, accounts of daring prison escapes, details of prison life, and the sense of a husband's frustration at being separated from his plural wife. Clawson's memoirs highlight his ability as a storyteller and, in passages dealing with his feelings about African-American prison inmates, confirm his racist attitudes." Also included is a selection of his letters to his plural wife, Lydia; appendixes containing Clawson's 1884 prison journal, lists of Mormon polygamists imprisoned in the Utah Penitentiary and of Clawson's families; and a bibliography of various diaries, journals, and autobiographies of Mormon polygamists held in the Utah prison. Index. 256 pp. Review copy with publisher's slip laid in. ISBN: 0-252018613.

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    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (some sunning to back cover of dj)

    Book ID: 75897
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  • ELDRIDGE CLEAVER: ICE AND FIRE! by [Cleaver, Eldridge] Otis, George
    [Cleaver, Eldridge] Otis, George
    ELDRIDGE CLEAVER: ICE AND FIRE!

    Edition: Paperback original - first printing.

    Van Nuys, CA: Bible Voice, (1977). First edition - "The True Story Behind the Most Shocking Conversion in This Century
    George Otis" - from Black Panther activist to born-again Christian - although there is a note on the copyright page that "this book has been prepared with neither the assistance nor the approval of Mr. Cleaver." Photographs. Endnotes. 196 pp.

    Condition: Very good (usual toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 79392
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  • Cooley, John K.
    BAAL, CHRIST, AND MOHAMMED: Religion and Revolution in North Africa.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1965. dj. Hardcover first edition - An attempt to understand why Islam and the Arabic culture have been so much more successful in establishing a solid culture in North Africa - an overview of "the main themes in the relationship between religious faith, alien imperialism and the native Berber revolutionary spirit." Illustrated with maps drawn by Charles McDonnell including one of the Phoenician colonies 1000 B.C.-700 B.C., of Christian North Africa and Roman empire about A.D. 400, and Moslem North Africa and the Middle East, and of European colonization. Glossary of Arabic terms, sources and biblography. xiv, 369 pp, Map of pagan North Africa [Graeco-Roman] on endpapers.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean, no dj. Front flap of dj tipped onto blank rear paper.

    Book ID: 38892
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  • GOATWALKING: A Guide to Wildland Living. by Corbett, Jim.
    Corbett, Jim.
    GOATWALKING: A Guide to Wildland Living.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (1991) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book by one of the founders of the Sanctuary movement - one which presents "his beliefs and experiences as a former goat raiser, naturalist, activist, and Quaker whose wanderings have led him to many locations in the United States and Latin America. [He] describes the brutality he has witnessed as an activist in the sanctuary movement.. and expounds upon human rights and civil disobedience in the spirit of Henry David Thoreau, Saul Alinsky, and Gandhi." (Library Journal)" Review copy with publisher's material, including a photograph of the author laid in. xi, 237 pp. ISBN: 0-670828467.

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

    Book ID: 84216
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  • SALVATION ON SAND MOUNTAIN: Snake Handling and Redemption in Southern Appalachia. by Covington, Dennis.
    Covington, Dennis.
    SALVATION ON SAND MOUNTAIN: Snake Handling and Redemption in Southern Appalachia.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Addison-Wesley, (1994) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An exploration of a people, a place and of the Southern culture that they - and the author - belong to. INSCRIBED on the half title page to the late noted collector Larry Owens, and dated at Birmingham in 1996. Photographs. 240 pp. ISBN: 0-201-622920.

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

    Book ID: 60984
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  • MY BOOK OF PRAYER AND PRAISE. by Crowell Grace Noll (1877-1969)
    Crowell Grace Noll (1877-1969)
    MY BOOK OF PRAYER AND PRAISE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Minneapolis: Augsberg Publishing House, (1955) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A selection of 31 inspirational poems written for young children by this prolific writer, who was the poet laureate of Texas for 3 years, the National Honor poet in 1938, and also named "Mother of the Year" in 1938. SIGNED on the front endpaper with an inscription to "the child who is 6." Illustrated with drawings in purple and white by Lee Mero. Small, slim format. 34 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in blue cloth in a good dust jacket (small chip and other wear to bottom edge of back cover of dj) .

    Book ID: 78900
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  • PRAYERS FROM THE ARK: Selected Poems. by De Gasztold, Carmen Bernos; Translated by Rumer Godden; Illustrated by Barry Moser.
    De Gasztold, Carmen Bernos; Translated by Rumer Godden; Illustrated by Barry Moser.
    PRAYERS FROM THE ARK: Selected Poems.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1992) dj. Hardcover first edition - A selection of twelve poems - prayers from Noah, the dog and the cat, the goat and the owl, the elephant and the glowworm and more, translated from the French and with a foreword by Rumer Godden. Each is illustrated with a full color, full page painting by Barry Moser. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-670844969.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean in glossy illustrated boards in a fine unmarked dust jacket..

    Book ID: 83353
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  • HOLY MOTHER. by Donnelly, Gabrielle.
    Donnelly, Gabrielle.
    HOLY MOTHER.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (1987). SIGNED first edition - The author's first novel, a group portrait which captures the dilemma of a mostly secular world - how to live with both faith and doubt. Issued as a trade paperback original in the US. INSCRIBED on the title page "for ---- from one chocalic to another with best wishes" and dated in the year of publication. ISBN: 0-87113-1168.

    Condition: Near fine (usual toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 59399
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  • THOUGHT AND VISION: A Critical Reading of H.D.'s Poetry. by [Doolittle, Hilda, 1886-1961] DiPace Fritz, Angela.
    [Doolittle, Hilda, 1886-1961] DiPace Fritz, Angela.
    THOUGHT AND VISION: A Critical Reading of H.D.'s Poetry.

    Edition: First printing.

    Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, (1988) dj. Hardcover first edition - A study of Hilda Doolittle's poetic career, beginning with the Imagist poems, written as early as 1912, and concluding with the epiphanic vision in VALE AVE and HERMETIC DEFINITION, completed just before her death in 1961, which explores the poet's "progression toward transcendence. ." Works consulted, index. xii, 231 pp. ISBN: 0-813206421.

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

    Book ID: 82993
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  • FAMILY UP IN THE AIR. by Dorr, Mary.
    Dorr, Mary.
    FAMILY UP IN THE AIR.

    Edition: First printing.

    Purchase, NY: Dover Hill Press, (1984) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Although this is described as "The Humorous True Life Adventures of a Flying Family"(and there is plenty of humor in it), it begins with a foreshadowing of her husband's death, and ends with that death. A presentation copy INSCRIBED on the front endpaper "For ---A precious friend, with affection and best wishes." Laid in is a business card with Dorr's address handwritten on the verso. 183 pp.

    Condition: Fine in blue cloth with gilt lettering in a good dust jacket (approx half of the back cover of the dj has a pink stain).

    Book ID: 63450
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  • TANGLED PATHS. by Dorsey, Mrs. Anna Hanson (1815-1896)
    Dorsey, Mrs. Anna Hanson (1815-1896)
    TANGLED PATHS.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: D. & J. Sadlier, (1885). Hardcover - A novel by this author, a convert to Catholicism, who was considered a pioneer of Catholic fiction in the U.S. Her stories were written for a non-Catholic audience, and the plots were often melodramatic involving - as this one does - mistaken identity and false accusations. 465 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in illustrated gold cloth - a bit of foxing, corners bumped, previous owner's name dated in 1895.

    Book ID: 73328
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