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  • UNHOLY ALLIANCES: New Women's Fiction. by [Anthology] Rafkin, Louise, editor. Julia Alvarez, signed.
    [Anthology] Rafkin, Louise, editor. Julia Alvarez, signed.
    UNHOLY ALLIANCES: New Women's Fiction.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    San Francisco: Cleis Press, (1989). SIGNED first edition - A collection of stories "of allies and foes, strangers and strugglers, stories of the margin, of relationships just a bit off center." SIGNED by Julia Alvarez at her story "Daughter of Invention" and uncommon thus. Also includes contributions from Barbara Selfridge, Dorothy Bryant and many others. Notes on contributors. 159 pp. ISBN: 0-939416158.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 64922
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  • CRIES OF THE SPIRIT: A Celebration of Women's Spirituality. by [Anthology] Sewell, Marilyn, editor.
    [Anthology] Sewell, Marilyn, editor.
    CRIES OF THE SPIRIT: A Celebration of Women's Spirituality.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Boston: Beacon Press, (1991). An anthology of more than 300 poems and a few prose pieces by women writers both contemporary and from earlier times. Contributors range from Julien of Norwich and Hildegard of Bingen to Margaret Fuller, Simone de Beauvoir, Susan B. Anthony, Audre Lorde, Marge Piercy, May Sarton, Joy Harjo, Erica Jong, Joyce Carol Oates ("Growing Together"), Rita Mae Brown, Alice Walker, Anne Sexton, Eudora Welty, Tess Gallagher, Maya Angelou, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Margaret Atwood, Annie Dillard, Lucille Clifton, Tess Gallagher, Linda Hogan, Robin Morgan, Alice Ostricher, Julia Alvarez and many more. Introduction by Marilyn Sewell. Index, xx, 311 pp. Slightly oversized. ISBN: 0-8070-68136.

    Condition: Very good minus in illustrated wrappers (some pages dogeared).

    Book ID: 70243
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  • EROTIC INTERLUDES: Tales Told By Women. by [Anthology, signed] Barbach, Lonnie, editor. Susan Griffin, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Barbach, Lonnie, editor. Susan Griffin, signed.
    EROTIC INTERLUDES: Tales Told By Women.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1986. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An anthology of erotic fiction by women including Susan Griffin, Kim Chernin, Caroline Banks, Deena Metzger and many others. SIGNED by Griffin at her story Cradles of Light." Includes brief biographies of the authors. 278 pp. ISBN: 0-385-233191.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 46164
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  • THE ARC OF LOVE: An Anthology of Lesbian Love Poems. by [Anthology, signed] Coss, Clare, Editor; Marilyn Hacker, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Coss, Clare, Editor; Marilyn Hacker, signed.
    THE ARC OF LOVE: An Anthology of Lesbian Love Poems.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner, (1996) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Introduction by Clare Coss. SIGNED by Marilyn Hacker at her poem "Runaways Cafe II." Includes contributions from more than 80 contemporary lesbian poets - Chrystos, Adrienne Rich, Muriel Rukeyser, Paula Gunn Allen, Dorothy Allison, Michelle Cliff, Kate Rushin, and many more. Brief biographies and photographs of the contributors. 239 pp. ISBN: 0-684814463.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (like new, but with a remainder line).

    Book ID: 63050
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  • THE AUNT LUTE ANTHOLOGY OF U. S. WOMEN WRITERS, VOLUME 2: THE 20TH CENTURY. by [Anthology, signed] Hogeland, Lisa Maria and Shay Brawn, editors; Sandra Cisneros, Susan Griffin. Lorna Dee Cervantes and Mei-mei Berssenbrugge signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Hogeland, Lisa Maria and Shay Brawn, editors; Sandra Cisneros, Susan Griffin. Lorna Dee Cervantes and Mei-mei Berssenbrugge signed.
    THE AUNT LUTE ANTHOLOGY OF U. S. WOMEN WRITERS, VOLUME 2: THE 20TH CENTURY.

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

    San Francisco: Aunt Lute Books, (2008.). SIGNED first edition - A massive book, SIGNED by FOUR authors at their contributions: Sandra Cisneros, Susan Griffin. Lorna Dee Cervantes and Mei-mei Berssenbrugge - "A comprehensive collection of twentieth-century US women's writing, this volume contains works by over 150 women writing in a variety of genres. Works include not only fiction, drama, and poetry, but various nonfiction forms (autobiography, movement writing, journalism, essay) as well as other creative forms (opera libretto, spoken word, song lyrics, stand-up comedy). A sample of the writers, A through C: Elmaz Abinader, Jane Addams, Etel Adnan, Marjorie Agosin, Ai, Elizabeth Alexander, Paula Gunn Allen, Dorothy Allison, Maya Angelou, Gloria Anzalda, Harriette Arnow, Mary Austin, Toni Cade Bambara,…

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    San Francisco: Aunt Lute Books, (2008.). SIGNED first edition - A massive book, SIGNED by FOUR authors at their contributions: Sandra Cisneros, Susan Griffin. Lorna Dee Cervantes and Mei-mei Berssenbrugge - "A comprehensive collection of twentieth-century US women's writing, this volume contains works by over 150 women writing in a variety of genres. Works include not only fiction, drama, and poetry, but various nonfiction forms (autobiography, movement writing, journalism, essay) as well as other creative forms (opera libretto, spoken word, song lyrics, stand-up comedy). A sample of the writers, A through C: Elmaz Abinader, Jane Addams, Etel Adnan, Marjorie Agosin, Ai, Elizabeth Alexander, Paula Gunn Allen, Dorothy Allison, Maya Angelou, Gloria Anzalda, Harriette Arnow, Mary Austin, Toni Cade Bambara, Djuna Barnes, Gwendolyn Bennett, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Bikini Kill, Elizabeth Bishop, Louise Bogan, Lucille Bogan, Marita Bonner, Kay Boyle, Beth Brant, Gwendolyn Brooks, Rita Mae Brown, Pauline Russell Browne, Minnie Bruce Pratt, Octavia Butler, Patrick Califia-Rice, Janet Campbell Hale, Dorothy Canfield Fisher, Luisa Capetillo, Ana Castillo, Willa Sibert Cather, Lorna Dee Cervantes, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Alice Childress, Marilyn Chin, Margaret Cho, Meg Christian, Chrystos, Frances Chung, Sandra Cisneros, Amy Clampitt, Michelle Cliff, Lucille Clifton, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Wanda Coleman, Lucha Corpi, Mae V. Cowdery, Ida Cox, Ina Cumpiano, Agnes Cunningham, and Silvia Curbelo. The writers D through Z are just as diverse, just as comprehensive." The volume includes a preface, headnotes, annotations, and author/title index. xxxi, 1456 pp. ISBN: 187996077X.

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    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (lower corner bumped.) Review copy with publisher's material laid in.

    Book ID: 55350
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  • WOMEN ON HUNTING. by [Anthology, signed] Houston, Pam, editor.
    [Anthology, signed] Houston, Pam, editor.
    WOMEN ON HUNTING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ecco Press, (1994.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of fiction, poetry and essays by women writers on the subject of hunting. Edited with an introduction by Houston (who had worked as a hunting guide in Alaska.) SIGNED by Houston on the title page. Includes contributions from Antonya Nelson, Jane Hirshfield, Susan Griffin, Ann Beattie , Francine Prose. Annie Dillard, Louise Erdrich, Joyce Carol Oates, Jane Smiley, Margaret Atwood, Kim Barnes, Mary Clearman Blew, Tess Gallagher, Alice Hoffman and others. 336 pp. ISBN: 0-88001-332X.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 80507
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  • BAD GIRLS: 26 Writers Misbehave. by [Anthology, signed] Sussman, Ellen, editor; Ann Hood and Pam Houston, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Sussman, Ellen, editor; Ann Hood and Pam Houston, signed.
    BAD GIRLS: 26 Writers Misbehave.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (2007). SIGNED hardcover first edition - An anthology of essays by women writers with an uncommon premise. As Sussman states: "I behave badly to set myself apart. To test myself. To push myself. To prove something. To shock someone....I behave badly because I can." and she invited 25 other "bad girls" to share their stories. SIGNED by THREE authors - INSCRIBED on the title page by Sussman and SIGNED by Ann Hood at her essay "Lying" and by Pam Houston at "Executrix." Also includes essays by Elizabeth Benedict, Mary Roach, Kim Addonizio, Susan Straight, M. J. Rose and more. Notes on contributors. 304 pp. ISBN: 978-0393064636.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 75492
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  • THE FOURTH WOMANSLEUTH ANTHOLOGY: Contemporary Mystery Stories by Women. by [Anthology, signed] Zahava, Irene, editor; S. J. Rozan, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Zahava, Irene, editor; S. J. Rozan, signed.
    THE FOURTH WOMANSLEUTH ANTHOLOGY: Contemporary Mystery Stories by Women.

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

    Freedom, California: Crossing Press, (1991.). SIGNED first edition - Collects 15 stories by women writers. SIGNED by S, J. Rozan at her story 'Prosperity Restaurant.' Also includes stories by Caroline Stafford, Barbara Wilson, Judith Post and others. Notes on contributors. 194 pp. ISBN: 0-89594-5215.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (corners slightly bumped)

    Book ID: 56059
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  • HERS: Brilliant New Stories by Lesbian Writers. by [Anthology] Wolverton, Terry and Robert Drake, editors.
    [Anthology] Wolverton, Terry and Robert Drake, editors.
    HERS: Brilliant New Stories by Lesbian Writers.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Boston: Faber & Faber, (1995). First edition - An anthology collecting 21 stories by lesbian writers, the first in a series - but as Wolverton explains "lesbian writing is writing by lesbians, and the more diversity of subject, point of view, and scope, the better." Among the stories, "a couple copes with breast cancer, cell counts, and chemotherapy in Eloise Klein Healy's 'Campers' ; a woman sleeps with her blind boyfriend, then seeks satisfaction and self-definition in a lesbian sex club in Christina Sunley's 'Bizarro' ; and teens explore liquor and life beyond the confines of neighborhood in Michelle T. Clinton's 'Free Your Mind and Your Ass Will Follow.' Stories that are about relationships include such stereotype flouters as…

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    Boston: Faber & Faber, (1995). First edition - An anthology collecting 21 stories by lesbian writers, the first in a series - but as Wolverton explains "lesbian writing is writing by lesbians, and the more diversity of subject, point of view, and scope, the better." Among the stories, "a couple copes with breast cancer, cell counts, and chemotherapy in Eloise Klein Healy's 'Campers' ; a woman sleeps with her blind boyfriend, then seeks satisfaction and self-definition in a lesbian sex club in Christina Sunley's 'Bizarro' ; and teens explore liquor and life beyond the confines of neighborhood in Michelle T. Clinton's 'Free Your Mind and Your Ass Will Follow.' Stories that are about relationships include such stereotype flouters as Hildie V. Kraus' tale of a woman's green-card marriage to a gay Japanese husband-in-name-only and Rebecca Brown's 'The Dogs.' " Other contributors include Carol Maso, Martha Tormey and Sarah Schulman. Notes on contributors.x, 195 pp. ISBN: 0-571198678.

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    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 78648
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  • WHORE. by Arcan, Nelly (pseudonym of Isabelle Fortier, 1973-2009)
    Arcan, Nelly (pseudonym of Isabelle Fortier, 1973-2009)
    WHORE.

    Edition: First US printing, a trade paperback original.

    New York: Grove Press / Black Cat, (2005). First edition - Canadian author's semi-autobiographical first novel, a look at the world's oldest profession by a writer who worked within it. "Cynthia," as the nameless narrator calls herself professionally, is a French-Canadian Catholic who escapes her strict upbringing and schooling by the nuns, and moves to Montreal where she finds work in a bar. One day she answers the ad of an escort agency, and so she is found by new calling. Translated from the French by Bruce Benderson. Finalist for both the Prix MŽdicis and the Prix FŽmina. 172 pp. ISBN: 0-802170021.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 79690
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  • Arthur, Elizabeth
    BAD GUYS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - Her third book, but her first novel in a comic mode, interwoven with tragedy and combined with her lyrical descriptions of the far Northern wilderness. Set against the backdrop of the Gulf of Alaska, this is the story of the inhabitants of an island work camp for juvenile delinquents. ISBN: 0-394-55442-6.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, some spine slant, in a near fine dj.

    Book ID: 24866
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  • ANTARCTIC NAVIGATION by Arthur, Elizabeth
    Arthur, Elizabeth
    ANTARCTIC NAVIGATION

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1995. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Arthur's fourth, and most powerful, novel - the story of an expedition to Antarctica led by a young American woman inspired by Scott's tragic journey 80 years before. SIGNED on the title page. Author's note. 798 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-679418954.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80683
    Keywords: Women Authors
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  • Arthur, Elizabeth
    BINDING SPELL.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Bantam, (1990.). An aspiring witch, an Hungarian herbalist, the town's sheriff, and two visiting professors from Russia are only some of the characters that come together in this novel set in America's heartland. ISBN: 0-553-348051.

    Condition: Very good+.

    Book ID: 27139
    Keywords: Women Authors
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  • PLAYING AFTER DARK. by Ascher, Barbara L.
    Ascher, Barbara L.
    PLAYING AFTER DARK.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1987). The author's first collection of essays - mostly succinct and to the point - on love, motherhood, middle age, on writers (including a visit with Eudora Welty) and more. Although written many years ago, her essay on "Unborn Baby Roe" reminds us of what it was like to be a young girls in the years before Roe vs Wade. 147 pp. ISBN: 0-060971126.

    Condition: Very near fine (appears unread, usual toning to pages)

    Book ID: 82055
    Keywords: Essays, women authors
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  • Asquith, Margot, Countess of Oxford and Asquith.
    OCTAVIA.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1928. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel by this English noblewoman, best known for her very controversial autobiography. A glimpse of life among the upper classes in the 1920's.

    Condition: Very good+ in a very good dustjacket - dustjacket is of embossed gold foil, with purple bands at the top and bottom, has some edgewear, including several small chips, but is overall quite striking. (prev owner's name.)

    Book ID: 20590
    Keywords: Women Authors
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  • Astley, Thea
    IT'S RAINING IN MANGO

    Edition: First American edition.

    New York: Putnam, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - Subtitled "Pictures from a family album," this is the story of one Australian family, spanning over a century starting in 1861 when Cornelius Laffey slipped ashore.

    Condition: Very good in a very good- dustjacket (toning to pages, dj is priced clipped and has some edgewear, one closed tear.)

    Book ID: 13000
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  • Astley, Thea.
    CODA.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Putnam, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - A brief novel by this award-winning Australian novelist in which old age is looked at with both irony and grief.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (some toning to the pages, slight fading on the spine of the dj.)

    Book ID: 15711
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  • Astley, Thea.
    CODA.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Putnam, 1994. dj. Hardcover - A brief novel by this award-winning Australian novelist in which old age is looked at with both irony and grief.

    Condition: Near fine in a like dustjacket (some toning to the pages, slight fading on the spine of the dj.)

    Book ID: 15740
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  • Astley, Thea.
    BEACHMASTERS.

    Edition: First American edition.

    New York: Viking, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - Tenth novel by one of Australia's most noted writer (ther-time winner of the prestigious Miles Franklin Award.) Review copy with publisher's material laid in.

    Condition: F/VG (fading to dj spine, top edge)

    Book ID: 6924
    Keywords: Women Authors
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  • Astley, Thea
    IT'S RAINING IN MANGO

    Edition: First American edition.

    New York: Putnam, 1987. Hardcover first edition - Subtitled "Pictures from a family album," this is the story of one Australian family, spanning over a century starting in 1861 when Cornelius Laffey slipped ashore.

    Condition: NF/NF (rem mark, bump to lower edge of front board.)

    Book ID: 6925
    Keywords: Women Authors
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  • Astley, Thea
    TWO BY ASTLEY: A Kindness Cup & The Acoylyte

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Putnam, 1988. Hardcover first edition - First publication in the United States of two of Astley's early (1974 and 1972) award-winning novels.

    Condition: NF/F (rem mark, some browning to pages.)

    Book ID: 6926
    Keywords: Women Authors
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  • AMERICAN WIVES AND ENGLISH HUSBANDS. by Atherton, Gertrude.
    Atherton, Gertrude.
    AMERICAN WIVES AND ENGLISH HUSBANDS.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: Internation Association of Newspapers, 1901. Hardcover - A rather appealing early reprint of this novel of a San Francisco girl who marries a British aristocrat, a friend of her childhood in San Francisco, before his father inherited the title. Small format. 339 pp.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated dark green cloth (some rubbing and wear to the spine).

    Book ID: 46345
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  • Atherton, Gertrude.
    BLACK OXEN.

    Edition: 6th printing in March, just 2 months after the first printing in Jan.

    New York: Boni & Liveright, 1923. Hardcover - Although not a first printing, this was obviously used as a review copy - there are several stamps on the front endpapers stating 'advance copy/ not for resale.'

    Condition: Very good in black cloth with some spine slant, marbelized edges on the text block.

    Book ID: 14973
    Keywords: Women Authors
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  • Atherton, Gertrude.
    THE HORN OF LIFE.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Appleton- Century, 1942. dj. Hardcover first edition - One of the later titles in the group of novels which she wrote, each focusing on a different decade, known as the 'San Francisco Series.' This is set in the 1920's.

    Condition: Very good in a good only dustjacket (edgewear and chipping)

    Book ID: 27465
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  • Atherton, Gertrude.
    BLACK OXEN.

    Edition: 2nd printing in February, just 1 months after the first printing in Jan.

    New York: Boni & Liveright, 1923. dj. Hardcover - A novel set in New York in the world of the "Sophisticates" in the very uncommon, and attractive dustjacket with an art deco illustration on the front cover and the words "second large printing" on the spine.

    Condition: Very good+ in black cloth with the previous owner's name on the front endpaper, marbelized edges on the text block. The dustjacket has some rubbing and wear and the folds and the edges, is somewhat faded on the spine, but is overall in good condition.

    Book ID: 15844
    Keywords: Women Authors
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  • Atherton, Gertrude
    THE CRYSTAL CUP

    Edition: 3rd printing, in the same month as the first.

    New York: Boni & Liveright, 1925. dj. Hardcover - Novel of the 'jazz age' by this San Francisco area writer -Frontispiece drawing of Atherton. 315 pp. Unusual green marbled edges, striking art nouveau dustjacket art by Ty Mahon.

    Condition: Very good+ in a very good dustjacket (neat previous owner's name, some edgewear and small chips to the edgewear to the dj)

    Book ID: 34789
    Keywords: Women Authors
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  • Atherton, Gertrude.
    JULIA FRANCE AND HER TIMES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Macmillan, 1912. Hardcover first edition - Novel which begins on St Kitts with the introduction of 18 year old Julia Edis to society - Julia was the youngest daughter of the redoubtable Mrs Edis who had for years been suspected of dabbling in the black arts with the assistance of an old Creole from Martinique. 533 pp plus 2 pp of advertisements.

    Condition: Missing front endpaper, but otherwise near fine in burgundy cloth with gilt lettering - covers bright and clean, with almost no wear, spine and binding tight and straight.

    Book ID: 32700
    Keywords: Women Authors
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  • THE HOUSE OF LEE. by Atherton, Gertrude.
    Atherton, Gertrude.
    THE HOUSE OF LEE.

    Edition: First printing ("1" on the last page as required.)

    New York: D. Appleton-Century, 1940. dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of three generations of women in an old San Francisco family which has been declining in wealth over the years - and how they, untrained in financial affairs as they were, managed to come to grips with the new world they found themselves in. One of her Calilifornia novels, set "in the present." 302 pp. Dust jacket art by E. H. Suydam.

    Condition: Near fine in a good only dust jacket (price clipped, some foxing and sunning to the spine of the dj, minor edgewear.) Uncommon in the first edition and in dust jacket.

    Book ID: 53527
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  • LOS CERRITOS: A Romance of the Modern Time. by Atherton, Gertrude Franklin Horn (1857-1948)
    Atherton, Gertrude Franklin Horn (1857-1948)
    LOS CERRITOS: A Romance of the Modern Time.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: John W.Lovell Company, (1890). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Scarce early novel by Gertrude Atherton, a story of the Californios, using their dialect, and featuring Carmelita, the daughter of the notorious bandit Joaquin Murietta. INSCRIBED on a blank preliminary page and dated in 1936. 304 pp.

    Condition: Very good in black cloth with gilt lettering (some shelfwear to bottom edge, corners slightly bumped, but a tight and sturdy copy)

    Book ID: 69522
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  • HUMAN CROQUET. by Atkinson, Kate.
    Atkinson, Kate.
    HUMAN CROQUET.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Picador, 1997. SIGNED first edition - Her second novel - her first won the Whitbread Book of the Year award. SIGNED on the title page. 350 pp plus final illustration.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 17002
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