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In Touch with Space and Other Poems (USED)
In Touch with Space and Other Poems (USED)
In Touch with Space and Other Poems (USED)

In Touch with Space and Other Poems

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Privately published by The Phillips Exeter Academy Press, 1967; softcover with original glassine wrapper; inscribed by author on ffep. VG

Invention  of  Hugo  Cabret:  A  Novel  in  Words  and  Pictures  (Signed  1st  edition)
Invention  of  Hugo  Cabret:  A  Novel  in  Words  and  Pictures  (Signed  1st  edition)
Invention  of  Hugo  Cabret:  A  Novel  in  Words  and  Pictures  (Signed  1st  edition)
Invention  of  Hugo  Cabret:  A  Novel  in  Words  and  Pictures  (Signed  1st  edition)

Invention of Hugo Cabret: A Novel in Words and Pictures (Signed 1st edition)

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1st edition; signed by author; dust jacket in protective cover; no visible defects; black boards with white border on covers and white lettering on spine; very light pulling of head of spine; binding tight; text clean and bright. VG/VG

Iron  Men  and  Wooden  Ships:  Deep  Sea  Chanties
Iron  Men  and  Wooden  Ships:  Deep  Sea  Chanties
Iron  Men  and  Wooden  Ships:  Deep  Sea  Chanties
Iron  Men  and  Wooden  Ships:  Deep  Sea  Chanties
Iron  Men  and  Wooden  Ships:  Deep  Sea  Chanties
Iron  Men  and  Wooden  Ships:  Deep  Sea  Chanties

Iron Men and Wooden Ships: Deep Sea Chanties

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Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1924. 1st edition. Edited by Frank Shay; decorations and woodcuts by Edw. A. Wilson; introduction by William McFee. Signed by illustrator. No dust jacket; blue boards with teal spine; inlaid white paper label with title and illustrations on front cover; orange paper label with title and decoration on spine; boards scuffed; corners bumped and worn; spine head pulled and frayed; spine edge near front cover faded and has two water spots; illustrated endpapers; gift inscription in ink on ffep; front hinge weak; text clean and bright. G

Iron Man

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William Riley (W.R.) Burnett (1899-1982) was an American novelist and screenwriter, best known for his crime novel Little Caesar, the film adaptation of which was considered to be the first of the classic American gangster movies. Burnett's characters exist in a world of twilight morality — virtue can come from gangsters and criminals, malice from guardians and protectors. Above all his characters are human and this could be their undoing.

Iron Man features tough fighter Coke Mason. He’s got a great left hook, and he can take the punishment. His manager George Regan knows all his strengths and weaknesses—hell, they’ve known each other since they were kids--and uses them to his advantage to get Coke fired up before every fight. Coke is headed for the top. But he’s got one weakness that Regan can’t use—Coke’s love for Rose, his manipulative wife. Rose has Coke twisted around her finger so tight, Coke can’t see straight. But that doesn’t bother Coke. Whatever Rose wants is okay with him. Until suave hustler Paul Lewis enters the scene, with a proposition of his own.

1st printing, published by The Dial Press, New York, 1930; powerful dust jacket by Edna Reindel; dj in protective mylar cover; spine and corners chipped; top edges of dj foxed; blue boards with gilt lettering on spine; spine faded; top front corner has small water stain; inscription on front free endpaper; binding tight; text clean and bright. G/G-

It Walks By Night

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John Dickson Carr's first novel is a brooding locked room mystery that takes place in Paris. In the smoke-wreathed gloom of a Parisian salon, Inspector Bencolin has summoned his allies to discuss a peculiar case. A would-be murderer, imprisoned for his attempt to kill his wife, has escaped and is known to have visited a plastic surgeon. His whereabouts remain a mystery, though with his former wife poised to marry another, Bencolin predicts his return. Sure enough, the Inspector's worst suspicions are realized when the beheaded body of the new suitor is discovered in a locked room of the salon, with no apparent exit. Bencolin sets off into the Parisian night to unravel the dumbfounding mystery and track down the sadistic killer.

1st edition; no dj; amateur repair to ffep. G-

It's Me O Lord: The Autobiography of Rockwell Kent (USED)
It's Me O Lord: The Autobiography of Rockwell Kent (USED)
It's Me O Lord: The Autobiography of Rockwell Kent (USED)
It's Me O Lord: The Autobiography of Rockwell Kent (USED)
It's Me O Lord: The Autobiography of Rockwell Kent (USED)

It's Me O Lord: The Autobiography of Rockwell Kent

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Rockwell Kent (1882-1971) was an American painter, printmaker, illustrator, writer, and adventurer. It's Me O Lord is the full autobiography of his exciting life, and it is filled with his incredible illustrations. As an added bonus, a 21-page booklet titled An Index to the Paintings and Illustrations in Rockwell Kent's It's Me O Lord, compiled by Robert Rightmire in 1997 is included with this book.

1st edition; dust jacket in protective cover; some chips and small tears at top edge and corners; front cover has small white and blue splotches on lettering; price clipped; inside front flap has small rust stain; two areas of rust stains on ffep and two areas of rust on rear free endpaper; former owner bookplate on ffep; ink notes made on reare free endpaper; front hinge weak; text clean. G/G

Jackpot: The Short Stories of Erskine Caldwell

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Erskine Caldwell (1903-1987) was an American writer, known for his portrayals of poverty, racism, and social problems in the South. His novels Tobacco Road (1932) and God's Little Acre (1933) won him critical acclaim. He wrote a total of 25 novels, 150 short stories, twelve nonfiction collections, two autobiographies, and two books for young readers. Jackpot is a collection of 75 of Erskine Caldwell's best stories, featuring his genius, humour, earthy characters, and the intimate feel of the landscape of the American South.

1st edition; dust jacket in protective mylar cover; corners clipped; top of spine torn; small tears on back cover and back flap repaired with yellowed scotch tape. Dark blue cloth with silver lettering on cover and spine; endpapers browned; gutter torn at title page. G/G-

Jacobi Augusti Thuani Historiarum Sui Temporis. Pars Secunda (1614)
Jacobi Augusti Thuani Historiarum Sui Temporis. Pars Secunda (1614)
Jacobi Augusti Thuani Historiarum Sui Temporis. Pars Secunda (1614)

Jacobi Augusti Thuani Historiarum Sui Temporis. Pars Secunda (1614)

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Jacques-Auguste de Thou (1553-1617), was one of the great statesmen and scholars of his time, and the Historiarum is his most important work.

Frankfurt: Nicolaum Hoffmannum, 1614. Bound in full vellum with yapped edges; cover has areas of soiling; some foxing on endpapers; binding tight; text clean. G+

James Dean: A Biography (Scarce!)

James Dean: A Biography (Scarce hardcover printing)

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The first book-length biography of Dean to appear after his death, written by a friend (and former UCLA classmate). Issued simultaneously in paperback, this is the much scarcer hardcover printing. Many years later, Bast published another book, "Surviving James Dean," that touched on certain aspects of the actor's life that were a little too sensitive to be aired in the 1950s. The striking jacket photo of Dean (by Roy Schatt) is also reproduced inside the book. VG/VG

James Dean: A Biography (USED)
James Dean: A Biography (USED)

James Dean: A Biography (Vintage paperback)

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The first book-length biography of James Dean to appear after his death, written by a friend (and former UCLA classmate). Issued simultaneously in both paperback and hardcover. This is the Ballantine Books vintage paperback, 1956, in good condition.

Jewel Merchants: A Comedy in One Act
Jewel Merchants: A Comedy in One Act

Jewel Merchants: A Comedy in One Act

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James Branch Cabell (1879-1958) was an American author of fantasy fiction and belles-lettres. Cabell was well-regarded by his contemporaries, including H. L. Mencken, Edmund Wilson, and Sinclair Lewis. His works were considered escapist and fit well in the culture of the 1920s, when they were most popular.

His 1921 play, The Jewel Merchants is set in early sixteenth-century Tuscany and explores the moral lassitude and selective ethics of a coterie of businessmen. It's a thoroughly entertaining look at a past culture that is sure to tickle readers' funny bones.

New York; Robert M. McBride & Company, 1921. Limited edition, no. 589 of 1,040. Brown cloth with gilt decoration on cover; spine lettering faded; endpapers tanned; deckled edges; binding tight; text clean. G+

Jim and Mr. Eddy, A Dixie Motorlogue (USED)
Jim and Mr. Eddy, A Dixie Motorlogue (USED)

Jim and Mr. Eddy: A Dixie Motorlogue

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A travelogue recounting Jackson and his wife's roadtrip from Washington, DC, through the Jim Crow South in the late 1920s, documenting their experiences as Black travelers in large cities and small communities across the South. The Associated Publishers, 1930; bookplate of Howard University Library. Good+

John  Henry  (1st  edition)

John Henry (1st edition)

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Julius Lester and Jerry Pinkney's warm, humorous retelling of a popular African-American folk ballad.

When John Henry was born the birds, bears, rabbits, and even a unicorn came to see him. He grew so fast, he burst right through the porch roof, and laughed so loud, he scared the sun! Soon John Henry is swinging two huge sledgehammers to build roads, pulverizing boulders, and smashing rocks to smithereens. He's stronger than ten men and can dig through a mountain faster than a steam drill. Nothing can stop John Henry, and his courage stays with us forever.

A Caldecott Honor Book

1st edition; dust jacket in protective cover; like new

Joining Charles and Other Stories (USED)

Joining Charles and Other Stories

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Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973) was an Irish-British novelist and short story writer, known for her depictions of life during wartime. This collection of short stories is her fifth book.

London: Constable & Co., 1929. 1st edition; no dj; red cloth with blue lettering on cover and spine; spine scuffed with some spotting; top rear edge of spine frayed; front endpapers have two small stains at bottom; small areas of foxing throughout. G-

Journals & Letters of the Little Locksmith

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New York: Coward-McCann, Inc., 1946. 1st edition; dust jacket in protective cover; front flap clipped; spine tanned; minor shelf wear to edges; green cloth with gilt decoration and lettering on cover and spine; pictorial endpapers; binding good; text clean. G/G

Journals of Arnold Bennett
Journals of Arnold Bennett

Journals of Arnold Bennett

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London: Cassell and Company 1932. 1st edition. Edited by Newman Flower. Volume I: 1896-1910; Volume II: 1911-1921. Volume 1 has frontispiece of author; Volume 2 contains four illustrations reproduced from Arnold Bennett's own sketches in his War Journal. Both volumes have dust jacket in protective mylar covers; both dust jackets have minor shelf wear and some warping; gray cloth with gilt on spine; bindings tight; text clean and bright. VG/G+

Jule (USED)
Jule (USED)

Jule: A Novel

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A first edition with VG dust jacket of one of Henderson's only two novels. George Wylie Henderson was born in 1904 in Warriorstand, Alabama, an unincorporated area of Macon County. He attended the limited and segregated rural school. He went to Tuskegee Institute, where he learned printing as a trade. Henderson moved to New York in the Great Migration and supported himself as a printer for the New York Daily News, also becoming associated with writers and artists of the Harlem Renaissance. Henderson lived in New York City until his death.
Creative Age Press, Inc, NY, 1946. VG/VG

Kabachen: The Land of the Snow (USED)
Kabachen: The Land of the Snow (USED)
Kabachen: The Land of the Snow (USED)

Kabachen: The Land of the Snow

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Hand-written and illustrated limited edition, numbered and signed (22/25), concerning China and Tibet. Printed by AC Color Labs of Cleveland. Handmade silk case holds loose pages.  Fine

Kiner's Korner: At Bat and On the Air - My 40 Years in Baseball (USED)
Kiner's Korner: At Bat and On the Air - My 40 Years in Baseball (USED)

Kiner's Korner: At Bat and On the Air - My 40 Years in Baseball

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The behind-the-scenes story of the wild twenty-five year odyssey of the New York Mets, including their 1986 championship season, as well as an account of the broadcaster's own baseball career.

New York: Arbor House, 1987. Signed first edition.  Dust jacket in protective cover; white cloth spine over blue boards with blue and red lettering on spine; binding tight; text clean. VG/VG

King of the Confessors (Signed 1st edition)

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King of the Confessors is Thomas Hoving's gripping account of the extraordinary events surrounding the Metropolitan Museum of Art's purchase, in 1963, of the magnificent medieval carved walrus ivory cross that the Museum calls 'The Cloisters Cross', but Hoving calls 'The Bury St Edmund Cross'.

1st edition; inscribed by author; dust jacket has very minor shelf wear to spine; maroon cloth over beige boards; gilt lettering on cover and spine; binding tight; text clean and bright. G+/G+

Kitty: An Autobiography (Signed 1st edition)

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Singer, movie star, actress, wife of the late playwright and director Moss Hart, and a regular on To Tell the Truth, Kitty Carlisle Hart relates stories of the joys and heartbreaks that have shaped her indomitable spirit. Black-and-white photos. 

1st edition; inscribed by author; dust jacket in protective cover; red cloth over tan boards; binding tight; text clean and bright. Like new. VG/VG

Known World (Signed 1st edition)
Known World (Signed 1st edition)

Known World (Inscribed by author)

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From National Book Award-nominated author Edward P. Jones comes a debut novel of stunning emotional depth and unequaled literary power

Henry Townsend, a farmer, boot maker, and former slave, through the surprising twists and unforeseen turns of life in antebellum Virginia, becomes proprietor of his own plantation―as well his own slaves. When he dies, his widow Caldonia succumbs to profound grief, and things begin to fall apart at their plantation: slaves take to escaping under the cover of night, and families who had once found love under the weight of slavery begin to betray one another. Beyond the Townsend household, the known world also unravels: low-paid white patrollers stand watch as slave “speculators” sell free black people into slavery, and rumors of slave rebellions set white families against slaves who have served them for years.

An ambitious, courageous, luminously written masterwork, The Known World seamlessly weaves the lives of the freed and the enslaved―and allows all of us a deeper understanding of the enduring multidimensional world created by the institution of slavery. The Known World not only marks the return of an extraordinarily gifted writer, it heralds the publication of a remarkable contribution to the canon of American classic literature.

Inscribed, 7th printing; dust jacket in protective cover; National Book Award Finalist sticker on front cover; slight shelf wear to bottom edge. VG/VG

Last Flight
Last Flight
Last Flight

Last Flight

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Amelia Earhart's own story of her flight around the world, which ended in her tragic disappearance somewhere in mid-Pacific. As she completed each stage of her journey, Earhart sent back personal letters and her diaries, which have been compiled and arranged by George Palmer Putnam.

Original red cloth with gilt lettering on cover and spine; dust jacket has light foxing on flaps, in protective mylar cover. End papers have decorative maps; photographs throughout. VG/G

The Last of Uptake, or The Estranged Sisters (USED)
The Last of Uptake, or The Estranged Sisters (USED)
The Last of Uptake, or The Estranged Sisters (USED)
The Last of Uptake, or The Estranged Sisters (USED)

Last of Uptake, or The Estranged Sisters

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A story about the last days of a great English mansion and its eccentric occupants, illustrated in color and black & white by Rex Whistler.

London: B.T. Batsford Ltd., [1942]. Dust jacket in protective cover; edges worn; corners bumped; top and bottom of spine chipped; rear cover has large tear on bottom; red cloth with gilt lettering on spine; binding good; text clean. G+/G-

The Last September (USED)

Last September

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The Last September is Elizabeth Bowen's portrait of a young woman's coming of age in a brutalized time and place, where the ordinariness of life floats like music over the impending doom of history.

In 1920, at their country home in County Cork, Sir Richard Naylor and his wife, Lady Myra, and their friends maintain a skeptical attitude toward the events going on around them, but behind the facade of tennis parties and army camp dances, all know that the end is approaching—the end of British rule in the south of Ireland and the demise of a way of life that had survived for centuries. Their niece, Lois Farquar, attempts to live her own life and gain her own freedoms from the very class that her elders are vainly defending. The Last September depicts the tensions between love and the longing for freedom, between tradition and the terrifying prospect of independence, both political and spiritual.

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1952. 1st Borzoi Edition. Dust jacket in protective cover; small (1/4") tear at head of spine; bottom edge creased and shelf worn; brown cloth with gilt decoration and lettering on spine; binding tight; text clean and bright. VG/G

The Last September (USED)

Last September

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The Last September is Elizabeth Bowen's portrait of a young woman's coming of age in a brutalized time and place, where the ordinariness of life floats like music over the impending doom of history.

In 1920, at their country home in County Cork, Sir Richard Naylor and his wife, Lady Myra, and their friends maintain a skeptical attitude toward the events going on around them, but behind the facade of tennis parties and army camp dances, all know that the end is approaching—the end of British rule in the south of Ireland and the demise of a way of life that had survived for centuries. Their niece, Lois Farquar, attempts to live her own life and gain her own freedoms from the very class that her elders are vainly defending. The Last September depicts the tensions between love and the longing for freedom, between tradition and the terrifying prospect of independence, both political and spiritual.

London: Jonathan Cape, 1948. First published 1929, first published in the collected edition 1948. Dust jacket in protective cover; spine faded; edges chipped; rear cover soiled; flaps tanned; green cloth with gilt decorations and lettering on spine; slight cant to binding; decorative endpapers; text clean. G/G

Let Us Have Faith (USED)
Let Us Have Faith (USED)
Let Us Have Faith (USED)
Let Us Have Faith (USED)
Let Us Have Faith (USED)

Let Us Have Faith

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"Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing," Helen Keller

Helen Keller's 1940 message of faith is just as relevant today. She writes how she was saved from a life of darkness and silence through faith and love, particularly through the devotion of her teacher and friend, Annie Sullivan. As the book flap says, "Let Us Have Faith will be welcomed by a host of readers in all walks of life to whom living and believing have become increasingly difficult in our chaotic times."

New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1940; 1st edition; dust jacket in protective cover; edges chipped and worn; green cloth; edges slightly faded; binding good, slight cant; text clean. G/G

Life in an English Village: Sixteen Lithographs by Edward Bawden (USED)
Life in an English Village: Sixteen Lithographs by Edward Bawden (USED)

Life in an English Village: Sixteen Lithographs by Edward Bawden

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1st edition; "A King Penguin Book"; King Penguin Books, no. 51, published in 1949. Small hardcover book with illustrated covers; spine intact with slight tanning; corners slightly bumped; 31 pages of text + 16 original colored lithographs. VG

Lithographs of Chagall 1962-1968 (USED)
Lithographs of Chagall 1962-1968 (USED)
Lithographs of Chagall 1962-1968 (USED)
Lithographs of Chagall 1962-1968 (USED)

Lithographs of Chagall 1962-1968

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The third volume of the Chagall Lithographs Catalog Raissone.

1st U.S. edition; published by Boston Book and Art Shop, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts.  Printed in France.  Translated from the French by George Lawrence. Notes and Catalogue Fernand Mourlot and Charles Sorlier. Original Lithograph frontis. Dust jacket in protective cover; small tear at front bottom right corner; binding tight; text clean and bright. VG/VG

Little Book of Necessary Nonsense

Little Book of Necessary Nonsense

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New York & London: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1929. 1st edition; dust jacket in protective cover; edges worn and chipped; price clipped; red cloth with gilt lettering and design on front cover and lettering on spine; head of spine lightly frayed; corners bumped; illustrated endpapers; endpapers lightly tanned from jacket flaps; binding good; text clean. G/G-

Little Locksmith (1st edition)

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This early 20th century memoir of a woman’s faith in the face of debilitating disease is a “remarkably un-self-pitying book remains poignant and truthful” (Publishers Weekly).
 
“You must not miss it . . . It is the kind of book that cannot come into being without great living and great suffering and a rare spirit behind it.” —The New York Times
 
In 1895, a specialist straps five-year-old Katharine Hathaway, then suffering from spinal tuberculosis, to a board with halters and pulleys in a failed attempt to prevent her from becoming a “hunchback” like the “little locksmith” who does odd jobs at her family’s home. Forced to endure her confinement for ten years, Katharine remains immobile until age fifteen, only to find that none of it has prevented her from developing a deformity of her own.
 
The Little Locksmith charts Katharine’s struggle to transcend physical limitations and embrace her life, her body, and herself. Her spirit and courage prevail as she expands her world far beyond the boundaries prescribed by her family and society: she attends Radcliffe College, forms deep friendships, begins to write, and in 1921, purchases a house of her own that she fashions into a space for guests, lovers, and artists. Revealing and inspirational, The Little Locksmith stands as a testimony to Katharine’s aspirations and desires—for independence, love, and the pursuit of her art.
 
“A powerful revelation of spiritual truth” —The Boston Globe
 
“Katharine Butler Hathaway . . . was the kind of heroine whose deeds are rarely chronicled . . . [She took] a life which fate had cast in the mold of a frightful tragedy and redesign[ed] it into a quiet, modest work of art.” —The New Yorker.

New York: Coward-McCann, Inc., 1943. 1st edition; dust jacket in protective cover; head of spine chipped; top edges and corners chipped; cover soiled; spine tanned; flap clipped; light orange cloth with green decoration and lettering on cover and spine; cover faded; endpapers tanned; binding good; text clean. G/G-

Local Color (USED)
Local Color (USED)
Local Color (USED)

Local Color

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Local Color was the third published book by the American author Truman Capote, released in the Fall of 1950. It includes notes and sketches about persons and places, including travel journal-style essays on cities and countries Capote had lived in or visited. 

1st printing. Dust jacket in protective cover; unclipped; edges worn; corners chipped; spine tanned; black cloth over black & white paper boards; corners bumped; endpapers tanned; binding tight; text clean. G+/G

Lona:  A  Fairy  Tale
Lona:  A  Fairy  Tale
Lona:  A  Fairy  Tale
Lona:  A  Fairy  Tale
Lona:  A  Fairy  Tale

Lona: A Fairy Tale

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Once upon a time, when magic was common and princesses were many, there lived a powerful wizard named Druth. He could transform a prince into a toad, or a shepherd boy into a sheep by a mere flick of his finger. But no matter how hard he tried he could not enchant a princess by any magic at all. Enraged and humiliated, Druth took revenge upon three kingdoms whose princesses he was unable to enchant. He flooded their lands and imprisoned the people in a deep, unending sleep. He saved one princess alone, however. She was a baby named Lona whom Druth planned to raise himself until she was old enough to enchant. Some new spell, he was certain, would eventually succeed. But when she grew up, Lona showed surprising courage, challenging the mighty wizard’s power.

Written and photographed by Dare Wright, Lona: A Fairy Tale, was intended for an older audience than her earlier well-known Lonely Doll books. Wright photographed herself in the book as the full-sized Princess Lona , and she then used the doll as the enchanted small-sized version. The magic special effects in the pictures were created in Dare’s closet darkroom long before the advent of digital help (https://darewright.com/dare-wright-books/). 

Inscribed by author on ffep; dust jacket in protective wrapper; 1/2" missing from top of spine; bottom of spine missing 3/4" in jagged tear; top of spine creased and chipped; 3" closed vertical tear at top of front cover; corners chipped; pictorial covers; corners bumped; binding good; text clean; author's obituary from newspaper laid in. G/G

Lonely Crusade (USED)

Lonely Crusade

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A classic of African-American fiction, Chester Himes's tale of a young black man who becomes a union organizer during WWII examines major problems in American life: racism, anti-Semitism, labor strife, and corruption.

"Mr. Himes undertakes to consider the everpresent subconscious terror of the black man, the political morality of American Communists, the psychology of union politics, Uncle Tomism, and the relationship between Jews and Blacks. The value of this book lies in its effort to understand the psychology of oppressed and oppressor and their relationship to each other."--James Baldwin

"A better story about a young black man who become a union organizer at a west coast airplane factory during World War II. The tragedy of this particular man is a psychological one, a growing despair over being black which hamstrings him in every human relationship."--The New Yorker

"Mr. Himes can write with power and effectiveness."--New York Times

1st edition; dust jacket in protective cover; price clipped; head of spine chipped; corners bumped; dark orange cloth; embossed design on cover; gilt design and lettering on spine; binding good; text clean. G/G

The  Lonely  Doll  (Early  edition)
The  Lonely  Doll  (Early  edition)
The  Lonely  Doll  (Early  edition)
The  Lonely  Doll  (Early  edition)

Lonely Doll (Early edition)

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The Lonely Doll is the first children's book in a series by photographer and author Dare Wright (1914 – 2001). The story of a doll named Edith is told through text and photographs.Edith lives by herself until two teddy bears, called Mr. Bear and Little Bear, appear in her life. One day, Mr. Bear goes out for a walk leaving the two alone in the house. He returns to find they have rummaged in a closet for dress-up clothing, smeared themselves with makeup, and written "Mr. Bear is just a silly old thing" in lipstick on the mirror. Mr. Bear proceeds to discipline both Little Bear and Edith, leaving Edith to worry that he will take Little Bear and leave. Mr. Bear assures her that he will never, ever, leave her.

Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1957; early edition (1st edition not stated) with dust jacket in protective cover; small chips at top and bottom of spine; closed tear top of front cover; some stains and scuffs; pictorial cover with black spine; spine has remnants of where dj stuck to it; edges shelf worn; top of spine pulled and creased; binding good; text clean. G+/G

Lonesome Boy (USED)
Lonesome Boy (USED)
Lonesome Boy (USED)

Lonesome Boy

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 A lonely river boy with a silver trumpet follows his music through a series of wondrous and strange adventures. Illustrated throughout by Feliks Topolski.

1st edition. Blue cloth with design and lettering in light blue on cover and spine. G+

Look  Out  For  Pirates!  (Beginner  Books)
Look  Out  For  Pirates!  (Beginner  Books)
Look  Out  For  Pirates!  (Beginner  Books)
Look  Out  For  Pirates!  (Beginner  Books)

Look Out For Pirates! (Beginner Books)

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1st edition, with "H" type dust jacket (see: https://1stedition.net/beginnerbooks/identifying1steditionbeginnerbooks....); dust jacket in protective cover; light shelf wear and creasing to head and heel of spine; flap unclipped; pictorial covers; corners lightly bumped; illustrated endpapers; binding good; text clean and bright. VG/VG

Lost in America (USED)
Lost in America (USED)
Lost in America (USED)

Lost in America

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Singer, a Nobel Prize-winning author, reminisces about leaving his friends in Poland in the 1930's, coming to America to join his brother in New York, and his experiences in this strange new land.

Limited to 500 copies signed by Isaac Bashevis Singer and contains a numbered colored print signed by Raphael Soyer; this is no. 176/500. Maroon cloth in red slipcover; illustrated endpapers; binding tight; text clean and bright; slipcase has three tiny white spots near top of spine. Fine/VG+

The Lost Steps (USED)

Lost Steps

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A disillusioned and wearied man tries to find a new way of life in the upper reaches of a great South American river. Carpentier tells the story of his search, his adventures, his findings, and his final achievement of decision.

First American edition, translated from the Spanish by Harriet De Onis. Dust jacket art by Paul Rand; dj in protective cover; spine tanned; spine edges chipped; small area on front cover scuffed; green cloth over dark green paper boards; gilt decoration on cover and spine; silver lettering on spine; top cover edges faded; endpapers tanned; deckled edges; binding tight; text clean. G/G

Love and Money

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Erskine Caldwell (1903-1987) was an American writer, known for his portrayals of poverty, racism, and social problems in the South. His novels Tobacco Road (1932) and God's Little Acre (1933) won him critical acclaim. He wrote a total of 25 novels, 150 short stories, twelve nonfiction collections, two autobiographies, and two books for young readers. Love and Money, published in 1954, tells the story of a successful writer who falls for a beautiful restless woman, while almost wrecking his career.

1st edition. Beautiful dust jacket by Arthur Shilstone; dj in protective mylar cover; edges chipped and worn. Gray cloth with blue lettering on spine; binding tight; text clean and bright. G+/G

Love, Let Me Not Hunger (Signed 1st edition)

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Paul Gallico's haunting novel is the saga of a little British traveling circus stranded in Spain.

1st edition; signed by author; dust jacket in protective cover; former owner's signature in ink on half-title; binding tight; text clean and bright. VG/VG

Mad With Much Heart

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Gerald Butler (1907-1988) was a British crime, mystery, thriller, and pulp writer. Mad with Much Heart, his third novel, was the basis of the 1951 film On Dangerous Ground, which starred Ida Lupino and Robert Ryan.

1st American edition, featuring a beautiful dust jacket by I.N. Steinberg; dj in protective mylar cover; edges shelfworn and browned; green cloth with gilt lettering on spine and cover; top edge of front cover discolored; small area on top edge of rear cover discolored; endpapers foxed; binding tight; text clean. G/G

Madman's Drum: A Novel in Woodcuts (USED)
Madman's Drum: A Novel in Woodcuts (USED)
Madman's Drum: A Novel in Woodcuts (USED)

Madman's Drum: A Novel in Woodcuts

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One of the finest American wood engravers of the twentieth century and an outstanding artist of any era, Lynd Ward (1905-1985) created a series of fantastic visual novels. The powerful imagery and psychological intensity of his wordless works have elicited comparisons to the writings of Hawthorne, Melville, and Poe, and they have exercised an enormous influence over latter-day graphic novelists.

Mad Man's Drum consists solely of Ward's woodcuts, telling its story through imagery alone.
Ward's hauntingly rendered works have been honored with such prestigious awards as the Library of Congress Award, the National Academy of Design Print Award, the New York Times Best Illustrated Award, the Caldecott Medal, and the Regina Award.

New York: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, 1930. 1st edition; no dust jacket; black white illustrated boards with black cloth spine; title in paper inset on spine; spine edges very slightly bent; corners bumped; black endpapers; deckled edges; binding tight; text clean. G+

Make a Wish (Signed 1st edition)

Make a Wish (Signed 1st edition)

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Don Robertson was a true Clevelander. He was born and raised in Cleveland, and after stints in the Army and one year at Harvard, he returned to Cleveland and attended Case Western Reserve University for one year. He then became a reporter and columnist for The Plain Dealer (1950-1955 and 1963-1966), The Cleveland News (1957–1959), and The Cleveland Press (1968–1982). He wrote 18 published novels, most of which took place in Cleveland and the fictional town of Paradise Falls, Ohio. Robertson is probably best known for his trio of novels featuring Morris Bird III: The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread (1965), The Sum and Total of Now (1966), and The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened (1970).

Make a Wish, published in 1978, was called Robertson's most personal book to date. The book revolves around Philip Moore, a news commentator for an Ohio television station and a public figure whose concerns are largely private. Grace McElroy is a private citizen—or was; until she committed a horrifying public act that made her at once a household name and Phil's private obsession. Phil's story unfolds through -a series of six strikingly down-to-earth vignettes of contemporary life. Grace's story is revealed in a powerfully affecting play about a woman who murders her own children. The lives of Phil and Grace touch briefly. A sudden, shattering climax in the final novella depicts the public reaction to Grace's crime, and Phil's fascination with her.

Signed first edition; dust jacket in protective cover; top of spine lightly chipped; white cloth with gold lettering on spine; binding tight; text clean and bright. VG/VG-

The Making of a Book at the Officina Bodoni: Twelve Woodcuts by Frans Masereel (USED)
The Making of a Book at the Officina Bodoni: Twelve Woodcuts by Frans Masereel (USED)
The Making of a Book at the Officina Bodoni: Twelve Woodcuts by Frans Masereel (USED)
The Making of a Book at the Officina Bodoni: Twelve Woodcuts by Frans Masereel (USED)
The Making of a Book at the Officina Bodoni: Twelve Woodcuts by Frans Masereel (USED)

Making of a Book at the Officina Bodoni: Twelve Woodcuts by Frans Masereel

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Two-page introduction followed by 12 full page woodcuts. Mardersteig's commentary is printed on each facing page. One leaf of contents. One of 300 copies printed at the Officina Bodoni. Masereel's woodcuts (which first appeared in the 1929 "Operation of a Hand Press") are printed from the original woodblocks.

Verona: Officina Bodoni, 1973.Scarce and near fine.

Map of Another Town: A Memoir of Provence (USED)
Map of Another Town: A Memoir of Provence (USED)

Map of Another Town: A Memoir of Provence

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'I was a brash newcomer to it, and yet when I first felt the rhythm of its streets and smelled its ancient smells, I said, 'Of course,' for I was once more in my own place, an invader of what was already mine.'

M.F.K. Fisher moved to Aix-en-Provence with her daughters after the Second World War. In Map of Another Town, she traces the history of this ancient and famous town, known for its tree-lined avenues, pretty fountains and ornate façades. Beyond the tourist sights, Fisher introduces us to its inhabitants: the waiters and landladies, down-and-outs and local characters all recovering from the affects of the war in a drastically new France.

A companion piece to The Gastronomical Me, in this memoir Fisher finds herself alone, older and with two small children to care for, while at the same time discovering a sense of belonging and acceptance. This is an intimate portrait of a place, which is also a self-portrait. As Fisher writes: 'Here before me now is my picture, my map, of a place and therefore myself.'

Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1964. 1st edition. Dust jacket in protective cover; edges lightly chipped; spine tanned; purple cloth; edges faded; pictorial endpapers; binding tight; text clean and bright. G+/G

Map of the World
Map of the World

Map of the World (Signed 1st edition)

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Pen /Hemingway Award-winning novelist Jane Hamilton follows up her first success, The Book Of Ruth, with this spectacularly haunting drama about a rural American family and a disastrous event that forever changes their lives.

1st edition; inscribed by author; dust jacket in protective cover; spine and rear cover very lightly soiled; maroon cloth over tan paper boards; binding tight; text clean and bright. VG/VG

Marguerite De La Roque: A Story of Survival (USED)

Marguerite De La Roque: A Story of Survival

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Elizabeth Boyer's historical novel is based on an actual survivor's story. Marguerite and her elderly nurse are left to die on a island off the coast of Canada.

Novelty, Ohio: Veritie Press, 1975. 1st edition; inscribed by author on ffep. Dust jacket in protective cover; rear cover scuffed; edges worn and creased; blue cloth with gilt decoration and lettering on cover and spine; binding tight; text clean and bright. VG/G-

Marianne in India and Seven Other Tales (USED)

Marianne in India and Seven Other Tales

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A collection of eight brilliant, jewel-polished short stories by the German novelist and playwright, Lion Feuchtwanger (1884-1958).

Translated from the German by Basil Creighton. 1st American edition. No dust jacket; green cloth with paper label on cover and spine; head of spine frayed; spine darkened and rubbed; corners bumped; endpapers tanned; text clean. G-

Marionettes

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Julien Gordon was the pseudonym of Julia Grinnell Storrow Cruger (1850-1920), an American novelist. Many of her novels closely examined the social world of New York and Washington, D.C., and she was known as the Edith Wharton of her day.

New York: Cassell Publishing Company, 1892. 1st edition. No dust jacket; gray cloth with pink flowers, green leaves, and gilt lettering on cover and spine; spine slightly faded; corners bumped; binding good; text clean and bright. G+

Master Richard's "Bestiary of Love" and "Response" (1st edition, illustrated by Barry Moser)
Master Richard's "Bestiary of Love" and "Response" (1st edition, illustrated by Barry Moser)
Master Richard's "Bestiary of Love" and "Response" (1st edition, illustrated by Barry Moser)

Master Richard's "Bestiary of Love" and "Response" (1st edition, illustrated by Barry Moser)

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University of California Press, 1986. First edition. New edition of the Pennyroyal Press Master Richard's Bestiary of Love, translated by Jeanette Beer and illustrated by Barry Moser; first published English translation; dust jacket in protective cover; price clipped; small closed tear on front cover; beige cloth with gilt lettering on spine; former owner's signature in ink on ffep; text clean and bright; binding tight. VG/G+

Meditations in Green (Signed) (USED)
Meditations in Green (Signed) (USED)

Meditations in Green (Signed)

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James Griffin finds himself profoundly affected by his experiences in Vietnam as he evolves from a clear-eyed, hard-working soldier to an unstrung, lethargic, and cynical drug addict with profound difficulties in adjusting to civilian life. This Viet Nam classic won the Maxwell Perkins Prize, presented annually to the author of a first novel of exceptional promise.

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1983; inscribed by author on half title; dust jacket in protective cover; very light shelf wear; small crease at front bottom corner; black cloth over green boards; top right corner slightly faded; binding tight; text clean and bright. VG/VG

Memoir from Antproof Case (1st edition)

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An old man recounts the raucous adventure of his life through war, obsession and the 20th century in this “rapturous and melancholy new novel” (The New York Times).

An old American who lives in Brazil is writing his memoirs. Call him Oscar Progresso—or whatever else you like. He sits in a mountain garden in Niterói, overlooking the ocean. As he reminisces and writes, placing the pages carefully in his antproof case, an epic adventure unfolds. We learn that he was a World War II ace who was shot down twice, an investment banker who met with popes and presidents, and a man who was never not in love.

But that doesn’t begin to cover our narrator’s immense and fascinating journey through the 20th century. He was also the thief of the century, a murderer, and a protector of the innocent. All his life he waged a valiant, losing, one-man battle against the world’s most insidious enslaver: coffee.

The acclaimed author of Winter’s Tale and A soldier of the Great War, Mark Helprin now offers “a tour de force that combines adventure, romance and an overview of the 20th century into a bittersweet narrative” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

1st edition; dust jacket pristine; brown cloth; binding tight; text clean and bright. VG+/VG+

Memoirs of a Russian Lady: Drawings and Tales of Life Before the Revolution (USED)

Memoirs of a Russian Lady: Drawings and Tales of Life Before the Revolution

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The work's subtitle describes it well. Dax, the editor, has prepared for publication the manuscripts of a distant relative, Davydoff. This Russian aristocratic lady spent her life up to the Revolution in the Ukraine on the large estates of the gentry. Privately educated and trained in watercoloring, she wrote and painted for her heirs from memory after fleeing the Revolution. As published, the stories and drawings are wonderfully matched, sharing a simplicity and wistfulness for a lost society, while vividly portraying a sense of life and leisure. The watercolors combine detail with whimsy. A lovely addition to subject collections and for those interested in the cultural and social life of the era. Rena Fowler, Northern Michigan Univ. Lib., Marquette (Library Journal, 1986)

1st edition; dust jacket has only minor scuffs; blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine; binding tight; text clean and bright. VG/VG

Memories: An Autobiography (USED)
Memories: An Autobiography (USED)

Memories: An Autobiography, by Ethel Barrymore

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Ethel Barrymore (1879-1959) was an American actress and member of the famous Barrymore family. Her six-decade career spanned stage, screen, and radio, and earned her the title of First Lady of American Theatre. Her autobiography is sure to interest and inspire actors and film buffs.

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1955. 1st ed. Dust jacket in protective mylar cover; spine edges chipped; corners bumped; bookplate affixed to pastedown. G/G

The Mint: A Day-Book of the R.A.F. Depot between August and December 1922 with Later Notes by 352087 A/c Ross (USED)
The Mint: A Day-Book of the R.A.F. Depot between August and December 1922 with Later Notes by 352087 A/c Ross (USED)

Mint: A Day-Book of the R.A.F. Depot between August and December 1922 with Later Notes by 352087 A/c Ross

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“When in 1922 T.E. Lawrence enlisted in the ranks of the R.A.F. under the name of John Hulme Ross, he was in a strange physical and mental state as the result of his war experiences. Upon the discovery of his identity he was discharged, but was allowed to re-enlist two and a half years later, this time using the name of Shaw, under which he had meanwhile served in the Tank Corps.

From his notes, many times re-written and revised, he constructed The Mint – ‘an iron, rectangular, abhorrent book,’ he called it, ‘one which no man would willingly read.’ It does not correspond to that description. In the main it is a highly subjective account of Lawrence’s life in the R.A.F. Though resentfully critical of the treatment to which he and other recruits were subjected, it is not self-pitying. It is often robustly entertaining, and the character sketches are brilliant examples of Lawrence’s literary skill. He had an acute ear for conversation: in fact, some of the dialogue so faithfully records habitual barrack-room words that it has been deemed inadvisable to reproduce them in the ordinary edition of the book.” (From book flap)

London: Jonathan Cape, 1955. 1st edition; dust jacket in protective cover; edges tanned; flaps clipped; blue cloth; spine head frayed; corners bumped; binding good; text clean and bright. G/G

Minty:  A  Story  of  Young  Harriet  Tubman  (1st  edition)

Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman (1st edition)

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Young Harriet Tubman, whose childhood name was Minty, was stubborn and headstrong--considered a "problem" slave by her master. Her dream of freedom was the only thing that made life bearable on the Brodas plantation in the 1820's.

They called her "Minty."

When she grew up, she became Harriet Tubman, the courageous and heroic woman who helped hundreds of slaves escape to freedom through the Underground Railroad. But she was just a little girl for a while—and this is her story. Minty, short for Araminta, was a feisty and headstrong young slave, whose rebellious spirit often got her into trouble. She told stories to her doll, released animals from traps, and, above all, dreamed of running away. And when her father began to teach her the skills necessary for escape, she listened carefully, and learned. . . . 

*"Rich with melodrama, suspense, pathos, and, of course, a powerful vision of freedom. This exquisitely crafted book resonates well beyond its few pages."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Winner of the Coretta Scott King Award

An ALA Notable Book

1st edition; like new

Misery (USED)

Misery (1st UK edition)

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The #1 New York Times bestseller about a famous novelist held hostage in a remote location by his “number one fan.” One of “Stephen King’s best…genuinely scary” (USA TODAY).

Bestselling novelist Paul Sheldon thinks he’s finally free of Misery Chastain. In a controversial career move, he’s just killed off the popular protagonist of his beloved romance series in favor of expanding his creative horizons. But such a change doesn’t come without consequences. After a near-fatal car accident in rural Colorado leaves his body broken, Paul finds himself at the mercy of the terrifying rescuer who’s nursing him back to health—his self-proclaimed number one fan, Annie Wilkes. Annie is very upset over what Paul did to Misery and demands that he find a way to bring her back by writing a new novel—his best yet, and one that’s all for her. After all, Paul has all the time in the world to do so as a prisoner in her isolated house...and Annie has some very persuasive and violent methods to get exactly what she wants...

First UK edition, Hodder & Stoughton, 1987. Dust jacket in protective cover; blue cloth with silver lettering on spine; slight cant to binding. G/VG

Miss Mamma Aimee

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Erskine Caldwell (1903-1987) was an American writer, known for his portrayals of poverty, racism, and social problems in the South. His novels Tobacco Road (1932) and God's Little Acre (1933) won him critical acclaim. He wrote a total of 25 novels, 150 short stories, twelve nonfiction collections, two autobiographies, and two books for young readers. Miss Mamma Aimee, published in 1967, features a strong-minded Southern widow who supports and rules a curious menage of kinfolk as she does battle against the encroachments of the modern world.

1st printing; dust jacket in protective mylar cover; dj lightly scuffed at edges; spine darkened; red cloth stamped with orange and white design and lettering; endpapers clean; binding tight; text clean and bright. VG/G

Moby Dick or the Whale. With Illustrations by Barry Moser (USED)

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Mr. Parker Pyne, Detective (USED)
Mr. Parker Pyne, Detective (USED)

Mr. Parker Pyne, Detective

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Originally published in England in 1934 with the title Parker Pyne Investigates, this first U.S. edition titled Mr. Parker Pyne, Detective, collects 12 stories about the detective whose favorite quote and sales pitch is always "Are you happy? If not consult Mr Parker Pyne, 17 Richmond Street."

1st U.S. edition. No dust jacket; orange cloth with black lettering on cover and spine; spine faded; binding tight; text clean and bright. VG

Mrs. Murdock Takes a Case

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Mrs. Murdock is the wife of the famous photographer, Kent Murdock who solves crimes with his camera. When Kent refuses to take on a case, Mrs. Murdock investigates a double murder involving two girls who are trying desperately to prove the innocence of a suspected murderer.

1st edition; dust jacket in protective mylar cover; 2" x 1" area of bottom front cover worn away; smaller area of rubbing at top of front cover; spine chipped; edges shelf worn; beige cloth with multicolor speckles and red lettering on cover and spine; endpapers tanned; small stain on text foredge near rear of book. G/G-

Multitude of Sins (1st edition)

Multitude of Sins (1st edition)

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One of the most celebrated--and unflinching--chroniclers of modern life now explores, in this masterful collection of short stories, the grand theme of intimacy, love, and their failures. And only a storyteller of Richard Ford's remarkable agility, insight, and candor could envision with such felicity our most fallible human efforts to achieve what we consider most important with one another: to be faithful and sincere, empathetic and patient, to be honest and passionate and finally loving toward those we care for or merely, if desperately, desire.
As in all of Ford's work, the settings are as distinct as the Connecticut countryside is from New Orleans, or a Michigan ski resort from Grand Central Station. Yet in each he is drawn to liaisons in and out and to the sides of marriage. An illicit visit to the Grand Canyon reveals a vastness even more profound . . . An exacting career woman celebrates Christmas with her adamantly post-nuclear family . . . A couple weekending in Maine try to
recapture the ardor that has disappeared, both gradually and suddenly, from their life together . . . A boy confronts his estranged father on a hunting trip and finds a disappointment that will change him forever . . . As they drive through a spring evening, a young wife confesses to her husband the affair she had with the host of the dinner party they're about to join.
It is within such relations, these extraordinary stories suggest, that our entire sense of right and wrong is enacted, and the rigorous intensity Richard Ford brings to these vivid, unforgettable dramas marks this as his most powerfully arresting book to date--confirming the judgment of the "New York Times Book Review" that"nobody now writing looks more like an American classic."

Munsell Book of Color: Defining, Explaining, and Illustrating the Fundamental Characteristics of Color (Abridged Edition)

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Albert Henry Munsell (1858-1918) was an accomplished artist and distinguished professor at the Massachusetts Normal Art School in Boston (today’s Massachusetts College of Art and Design or “MassArt”).  Munsell was also an inventor, and he held several patents for a Color-Sphere and Mount, artist’s easel, and photometer; he developed his own Munsell Crayons in 1906, which were sold to the Binney & Smith Company in 1926 and were then referred to as Munsell Crayola Crayons

Munsell’s work in developing a systematic approach to teaching and communicating was influential in evolving color science theory at the turn of the century and served as the basis for today’s color matching technology. His Atlas of the Munsell Color System was first published in 1913. It consisted of two sets of charts (15 in total), illustrating the Munsell system of color measurement. Munsell's innovative color system allowed people to communicate color in a systematic way by noting hue, value and chroma.

This pocket-sized revised version of The Atlas of the Munsell Color System was published in 1929 by the Munsell Color Company (Baltimore). Six-ring binder with 21 card-stock pages of color chips organized on a chroma scale; each page is enclosed in a plastic cover; includes three uncut "masks" used for comparing hues. Binding has very minor wear; gilt lettering on cover and spine is worn, but still legible; former owner's bookplate affixed to inside front cover; this copy is identified as serial no. 297. VG+    

My Cross to Bear (Signed 1st edition) (USED)
My Cross to Bear (Signed 1st edition) (USED)
My Cross to Bear (Signed 1st edition) (USED)

My Cross to Bear (Signed 1st edition)

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For the first time, rock music icon Gregg Allman, one of the founding members of The Allman Brothers Band, tells the full story of his life and career in My Cross to Bear. No subject is taboo, as one of the true giants of rock 'n' roll opens up about his Georgia youth, his long struggle with substance abuse, his string of bad marriages (including his brief union with superstar Cher), the tragic death of brother Duane Allman, and life on the road in one of rock's most legendary bands.

One of Rolling Stone Magazine's 25 Greatest Rock Memoirs of All Time

For the first time, rock music icon Gregg Allman, one of the founding members of The Allman Brothers Band, tells the full story of his life and career in My Cross to Bear. No subject is taboo, as one of the true giants of rock ’n’ roll opens up about his Georgia youth, his long struggle with substance abuse, his string of bad marriages (including his brief union with superstar Cher), the tragic death of  brother Duane Allman, and life on the road in one of rock’s most legendary bands.

1st edition; signed by author on half title; dust jacket has sticker on front cover indicating that it is an autographed copy; rear cover has slight scratches; gray boards; illustrated endpapers. VG+/VG

My  Lady's  Toilette  Table
My  Lady's  Toilette  Table
My  Lady's  Toilette  Table
My  Lady's  Toilette  Table
My  Lady's  Toilette  Table

My Lady's Toilette Table

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Philadelphia: C.H. Graves Company, 1911. Facsimile edition. From the title page: "A series of illustrations, designed and executed more than a century ago by Catharine Shepherd, of Virginia, and presented by her to a favorite niece. The original, which is a treasured heirloom in an old Southern family, is yellowed with age and the ink somewhat faded, but the water colors are still bright and indicate considerable talent, in spite of somewhat obvious mistakes in the perspective. The following pages exactly reproduce the original water colors and hand writing of the authoress."

In original box with publisher's original glassine wrapper; 24 mo.; pictorial paper covered boards, bound with silk string; fully working illustrations flip-open to reveal a virtue; box worn and has tears and broken sides; one small tear at hinges at bottom of spine on both front and rear. G+/G-

Naked Lunch (1st paperback edition)

Naked Lunch (1st paperback edition)

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Naked Lunch is a dark, wild ride through the terror of heroin addiction and withdrawal, filled with paranoia, erotica and drug-fueled hallucinations.” —NPR

1st paperback printing, 1966

Nature of Passion

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Jhabvala's second novel depicts contemporary life in New Delhi. London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd., 1956. 1st edition; dust jacket in protective cover; head of spine chipped; rear cover soiled; black cloth with silver lettering on spine; binding tight; text clean and bright. G+/G

Necklace of Kisses (USED)
Necklace of Kisses (USED)

Necklace of Kisses (Signed 1st edition)

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Where were the kisses? Weetzie Bat wondered. And so begins a magical journey of discovery. As she turns forty and the relationship with her secret-agent lover-man Max falls apart, Weetzie packs up her lime green and bright orange bikini, orange suede sneakers, and Pucci tunic, jumps in her '65 mint green Thunderbird, and leaves.

Weetzie finds herself at the enchanted pink hotel in sparkling Los Angeles, where she once shied away from a kiss that may have led her to the love of her life. Now she returns, perhaps in search of her lost passion, and meets an otherworldy cast of characters, among them a blue-skinned receptionist, an invisible cleaning lady, a seductive fawn, and a sushi-eating mermaid who gives her a kiss that sets the wheel of self-discovery in motion.

Block invests every scene with equal shots of magic and realism, rendering her heroine and supporting players in vivid, poetic detail. In Necklace of Kisses the fans that have grown up with Weetzie Bat will be able to meet her in adulthood and find that life is still no less trying and no less full of wonder.

1st edition, signed by author. Dust jacket clean; bottom two corners bumped. VG/VG

Negro History in Thirteen Plays (USED)

Negro History in Thirteen Plays (Associated Publishers)

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The Associated Publishers Inc, 1935. Ex-library, some water damage.  As is.

The New Order (USED)
The New Order (USED)

New Order

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Arthur Szyk (1894–1951) was one America's leading political artists during World War II, when he produced hundreds of anti-Axis illustrations and cartoons in aid of the Allied war effort. Throughout his career he created art in the service of human rights and civil liberties—in his native Poland, in Paris where he was trained during the 1920s, and in America, the country he adopted in 1940. Settling in the United States, Szyk announced, “At last, I have found the home I have always searched for. Here I can speak of what my soul feels. There is no other place on earth that gives one the freedom, liberty and justice that America does.” (Library of Congress)

Published within Szyk's first year of permanent residence in the United States, The New Order, contains selections of cartoons and caricatures originally published in the New York newspaper, PM. The book was published in July 1941, five months before the United States entered War War II, and many of the cartoons reflect Szyk's optimism that it would end soon. The title page for this book bears the caricatures of Hermann Goering, Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, and Hideki Tojo, Prime Minister of Japan, that appeared in the pages of PM on Sunday, January 19, 1941. (Library of Congress)

1st edition; no dust jacket; olive cloth; covers lightly soiled and scuffed; endpapers tanned; four spots of stains on copyright page and foreword page; illustrations bright. G

New York is Not America: Being a Mirror to the States (USED)
New York is Not America: Being a Mirror to the States (USED)

New York is Not America: Being a Mirror to the States

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1st edition. No dust jacket; green cloth with gilt lettering on cover and spine; edges frayed; corners bumped; lettering on spine rubbed; decorative endpapers; text clean. G

New Hampshire: A Poem with Notes and Grace Notes
New Hampshire: A Poem with Notes and Grace Notes
New Hampshire: A Poem with Notes and Grace Notes
New Hampshire: A Poem with Notes and Grace Notes

New Hampshire: A Poem with Notes and Grace Notes

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1st printing; with woodcuts by J.J. Lankes; dust jacket in protective cover; top and bottom of spine torn; rear top edge has jagged tear; front top corner missing; forest green cloth over dark gray paper boards; title in gilt box on front cover; gilt lettering on spine; bookplate of former owner on pastedown; binding tight; deckled edges; text clean. G/G-

Nightwalker (New Dolmen Chapbooks)

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The Dolmen Press, 1967. Limited edition; The New Dolmen Chapbooks, 2; published in the U.S. by Dufour Editions, Chester Springs, PA. Sewn in card covers with attached dust jacket; covers rubbed and soiled; bottom of front flap clipped; former owner's name in ink on inside cover. G

Nightwalker and Other Poems (Signed 1st edition)

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Nightwalker introduces poems by the Irish poet Thomas Kinsella. He was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1928, but didn't publish his work until 1956.

1st printing; signed; dust jacket in protective cover; spine edges lightly chipped; tan cloth; former owner's signature in ink on pastedown; pencil marks throughout. G/G

Nobody Lives Forever

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William Riley (W.R.) Burnett (1899-1982) was an American novelist and screenwriter, best known for his crime novel Little Caesar, the film adaptation of which was considered to be the first of the classic American gangster movies. Burnett's characters exist in a world of twilight morality — virtue can come from gangsters and criminals, malice from guardians and protectors. Above all his characters are human and this could be their undoing. Nobody Lives Forever tell the story of a group of con-men and a particularly ambitious con.

1st edition; dust jacket in protective mylar cover; head and heel of spine chipped; edges and corners shelfworn; gray cloth with dark gray decoration and writing on cover and spine; endpapers tanned; binding tight; text clean. G/G

North  American  Review,  Volume  199,  No.  3,  March  1914
North  American  Review,  Volume  199,  No.  3,  March  1914
North  American  Review,  Volume  199,  No.  3,  March  1914

North American Review, Volume 199, No. 3, March 1914

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North American Review was founded in Boston in 1815 and is the oldest literary magazine in the United States. Contributors include important nineteenth-century American writers and thinkers such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Frederick Douglass, Edith Wharton, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman; and twentieth-century writers like William Carlos Williams, John Steinbeck, Thomas Wolfe, William Saroyan, and Flannery O’Connor.

This issue from 1914 includes the article "Two Suffrage Mistakes," by Molly Elliot Seawell, an early American historian and writer who was vehemently opposed to women's suffrage. In her stance against suffrage, she believed that women who voted would be subjected to higher taxes, and could be forced to support their husbands. They would also endure higher rates of illiteracy, poverty, and divorce, would be victims of more violence, and were exposed to socialism. She also believed that woman suffrage would lead to a return of African American voting. Seawell extended her anti-suffrage sentiments to other countries, and she condemned militant English suffragists such as Emmeline Pankhurst, whom she characterized as a serial criminal. [Brent Tarter, "Molly Elliot Seawell (1853–1916)," Dictionary of Virginia Biography, Library of Virginia (1998– ), published 2019 (https://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/dvb/bio.php?b=Seawell_Molly_Elliot, accessed February 24, 2021)]

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Not Now But Now (USED)

Not Now But Now

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Those who court danger are often the most circumspect. In this stylish novel, the author's first, M.F.K. Fisher traces the course of Jennie, a willful wandering woman, a lovely enchantress calculating the havoc caused by her life of danger and license. Jennie's path is devastating to those around her, a sinister invasion. But Jennie, more Lilith than Eve, survives unscathed.

Not Now But Now traces the subtleties and nuances of a woman's mind. Jennie is not controlled by others, nor by time, and we follow her through separate eras and beautifully drawn settings. Whether in San Francisco, Chicago, Lausanne, or Paris, Jennie is surrounded by sensuality, fine food and furniture, and beautiful clothes.

Those not yet familiar with Mrs. Fisher's style will delight in her careful, exact prose. She is the author of several books, including How to Cook a Wolf, A Considerable town, The Cooking of Provincial France, and As They Were.

1st edition of author's first novel; dust jacket in protective cover; spine edges chipped; minor scuffs; bright green cloth; title embossed on front; gilt lettering on spine; edges lightly worn; binding tight; text clean; former owner's name in ink on ffep. G/G

Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats (USED)
Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats (USED)

Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

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Cats! Some are sane, and some are mad.
Some are good, and some are bad . . .

These lovable cat poems were written by T. S. Eliot for his godchildren and continue to delight children and grown-ups. Eliot's beloved cat poems are a curious and artful homage to felines young and old, merry and fierce, small and unmistakably round.

Yellow cloth with red figures and printing, dusty yellow dj with black drawings and print, chips at top of spine and some darkening.  G/G

On the Edge (Signed limited edition)
On the Edge (Signed limited edition)
On the Edge (Signed limited edition)
On the Edge (Signed limited edition)
On the Edge (Signed limited edition)

On the Edge (Signed limited edition)

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Iowa City: The Stone Wall Press, 1963. Limited edition, no. 105 of 220 copies; inscribed by author on ffep; no dj; brown paper with title/author on cream label on spine; top of covers and spine lightly faded; binding good; text clean and bright. VG

On Thermonuclear War

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On Thermonuclear War was controversial when originally published and remains so today. It is iconoclastic, crosses disciplinary boundaries, and finally it is calm and compellingly reasonable. The book was widely read on both sides of the Iron Curtain and the result was serious revision in both Western and Soviet strategy and doctrine. As a result, both sides were better able to avoid disaster during the Cold War.

The strategic concepts still apply: defense, local animosities, and the usual balance-of-power issues are still very much with us. Kahn's stated purpose in writing this book was simply: "avoiding disaster and buying time, without specifying the use of this time." By the late 1950s, with both sides H-bomb-armed, reason and time were in short supply.

Kahn, a military analyst at Rand since 1948, understood that a defense based only on thermonuclear arnaments was inconceivable, morally questionable, and not credible.The book was the first to make sense of nuclear weapons. Originally created from a series of lectures, it provides insight into how policymakers consider such issues. One may agree with Kahn or disagree with him on specific issues, but he clearly defined the terrain of the argument. He also looks at other weapons of mass destruction such as biological and chemical, and the history of their use.

Princeton University Press, 1961; 2nd edition with index; dust jacket in protective cover; head of spine chipped; edges shelf worn; rust cloth with black and gilt lettering on spine; binding tight; text clean and bright. G+/G

One Act Play Magazine, Vol. 2, Number 4, October 1938: Plays by Luigi Pirandello and Langston Hughes (USED)

One Act Play Magazine, Vol. 2, Number 4, October 1938: Plays by Luigi Pirandello and Langston Hughes

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Published by Contemporary Play Publications; Volume II, no. 4, October 1938. Contents: Plays: "The Jar," Luigi Pirandello; "Don't You Want To Be Free," Langston Hughes; Television Script: "It's Really Quite Simple," Harold L. Anderson; Film Sequence: "Blockade," John Howard Lawson; Departments: Music in the Theatre - One Act Opera, Paul Rosenfield; The Theatre, John W. Gassner. Wraps, stapled; covers have water stains, remnants of tape; corners creased; spine missing 1" from bottom; tear at top of spine/front cover; pages slightly tanned. G-

The  One  in  the  Middle  Is  the  Green  Kangaroo (Signed  1st  edition)
The  One  in  the  Middle  Is  the  Green  Kangaroo (Signed  1st  edition)
The  One  in  the  Middle  Is  the  Green  Kangaroo (Signed  1st  edition)

One in the Middle Is the Green Kangaroo (Signed 1st edition)

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Freddy Dissel has two problems. One is his older brother, Mike. The other is his younger sister, Ellen. That leaves Freddy in the middle, feeling like the peanut butter part of a sandwich, squeezed between two pieces of bread like a great big middle nothing.

So when Freddy hears about the school play, he knows it’s his chance to shine—even if the play is being put on by the big kids, and even if Mike says that everybody can jump. But nobody can jump quite as well as Freddy, which makes him the perfect Green Kangaroo—and the star of the show!

Scarsdale, NY: Bradbury Press, 1981. 1st edition, signed by author; illustrated by Amy Aitken. Dust jacket in protective cover; flap edges foxed; tan cloth with green lettering on spine; binding good; text clean. G+/G

Our Life with Mr. Gurdjieff

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"This is the intimate, enlightening account of the years that Russian composer Thomas de Hartmann and his wife, Olga, spent as pupils and confidants of the immensely influential spiritual teacher G. I. Gurdjieff, an association that lasted from 1917 through 1929. Our Life with Mr Gurdjieff is essential reading for all those interested in Gurdjieff's Work or in understanding his unique and revolutionary way of working with his students. Gurdjieff first came to wide public notice in Europe in the 1920s. But, in certain notable circles, his reputation was already legendary. The de Hartmanns met him in Russia in 1917. Following him from Petrograd to Constantinople, Berlin, and Paris, they endured war and revolution, privation and illness, but never wavered in their devotion to his teaching. When they later emigrated to the United States, they became founding members of the Gurdjieff Foundation in America. After Thomas de Hartmann's death, his wife published his book, Our Life with Mr Gurdjieff, a richly informative and very personal evocation of what it meant to be pupils of Gurdjieff."

New York: Cooper Square Publishers, 1964. 1st edition. No dust jacket; black cloth with gilt lettering on cover and spine; spine rubbed; edges shelf worn; binding good; text clean. G

The Owl Papers (USED)
The Owl Papers (USED)
The Owl Papers (USED)

Owl Papers

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Everything you ever wanted to know about owls, from behavior to history and mythology, all written in the author's engaging and accessible style. With gorgeous illustrations by Leonard Baskin, this 1st edition volume is a very special gift for any fan of these nocturnal birds of prey.

Dust jacket in protective cover; price clipped; one small tear at bottom of front cover; lightly soiled; white cloth over blue boards; spine very lightly foxed; front cover has embossed illustration of owl; illustrated endpapers; binding tight; text clean and bright. G+/G+

Paradise Falls (Signed 1st edition)
Paradise Falls (Signed 1st edition)

Paradise Falls (Signed 1st edition)

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Don Robertson was a true Clevelander. He was born and raised in Cleveland, and after stints in the Army and one year at Harvard, he returned to Cleveland and attended Case Western Reserve University for one year. He then became a reporter and columnist for The Plain Dealer (1950-1955 and 1963-1966), The Cleveland News (1957–1959), and The Cleveland Press (1968–1982). He wrote 18 published novels, most of which took place in Cleveland and the fictional town of Paradise Falls, Ohio. Robertson is probably best known for his trio of novels featuring Morris Bird III: The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread (1965), The Sum and Total of Now (1966), and The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened (1970).


Paradise Falls, written between the second and third of the Morris Bird III books, “began as a 945-page flashback." Robertson kept a copy of his huge 1968 novel of small-town life on his desk “as a basic reference work." [Dennis Dooley, 1966 Cleveland Arts Prize for Literature essay: http://www.clevelandartsprize.org/awardees/don_robertson.html]

Signed first edition; dust jacket in protective cover; edges chipped and worn; dark blue cloth with gilt and blue lettering on spine and cover; cover faded in spots; spine rubbed; text clean and bright. G+/G

Past All Dishonor

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James M. Cain (1892-1977) was a novelist whose "violent, sexually obsessed, and relentlessly paced melodramas epitomized the “hard-boiled” school of writing that flourished in the United States in the 1930s and ’40s. He was ranked with Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler as one of the masters of the genre. Three classics of the American screen were made from his novels: Double Indemnity (1936; film 1944), Mildred Pierce (1941; film 1945, TV miniseries 2011), and The Postman Always Rings Twice (1934; stage version 1936, films 1946, 1981)."  [https://www.britannica.com/biography/James-M-Cain].

In Past All Dishonor, a Confederate spy risks his life to win the heart of a fallen woman. Early in the Civil War, the Confederacy sends Roger Duval to Sacramento, to keep an eye on the situation in California in hopes of turning the Western territory towards the Southern cause. It’s a plush assignment, well out of the line of fire, but Duval hasn’t been there long before he comes into mortal danger. On a swim in the Sacramento River, he gets knocked on the head by a paddleboat, and is drowning in the muck when Morina, a quick-witted woman of the night, tosses him a rope. Suffocated by instant, irresistible love, Roger follows Morina to her home turf: Virginia City, Nevada. For the miners, gamblers, and gunfighters who populate this hardscrabble town, her price is negotiable. But for a man in love, she charges a thousand dollars. Roger will sacrifice body, mind, and soul to get that money—but will his sacrifice be enough to make her love him?

Dust jacket in protective mylar cover; head of spine torn above lettering; bottom of spine and corners chipped; red cloth with gilt lettering on spine; previous owner's signature in ink on front pastedown; binding tight; text clean and bright. G/G

Patterns of Negro Segregation (USED)

Patterns of Negro Segregation

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From "The Negro in American Life Series" which Harper published under the general direction of Dr. Gunnar Myrdal, sponsored by The Carnegie Corporation. Harper & Brothers, 1943, stated first edition, church library bookplate. VG/VG

Paul Bunyan, illustrated by Rockwell Kent (USED)
Paul Bunyan, illustrated by Rockwell Kent (USED)
Paul Bunyan, illustrated by Rockwell Kent (USED)

Paul Bunyan, illustrated by Rockwell Kent

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Paul Bunyan was never "stumped," and no job was ever too big for him and his blue ox to handle. From Michigan to Minnesota, from North Dakota to the Pacific Northwest, wherever Paul went, he liked to do things in a big way.
    
In Esther Shepard's classic collection, the Paul Bunyan stories are superbly told in folksy narrative and robustly illustrated with Rockwell Kent's line drawings. These twenty-one tales about the super lumberjack are a unique American contribution to the world's folklore.

1st edition; no dust jacket; off-white cloth with navy blue title on cover and author, illustrator, title, publisher on spine; covers scuffed and lightly soiled; spine has one stain and some light foxing; hinges weak; text and illustrations clean. G

Personal Anthology

Personal Anthology

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After almost a half a century of scrupulous devotion to his art, Jorge Luis Borges personally compiled this anthology of his work—short stories, essays, poems, and brief mordant “sketches,” which, in Borges’s hands, take on the dimensions of a genre unique in modern letters.
 
In this anthology, the author has put together those pieces on which he would like his reputation to rest; they are not arranged chronologically, but with an eye to their “sympathies and differences.” A Personal Anthology, therefore, is not merely a collection, but a new composition.
 
“An important work, by far the best yet available to the reader . . . who seeks a representative sampling of the great Argentine writer . . . the standard introduction to Borges in England and the United States.” —Saturday Review

New York: Grove Press, Inc., 1967. 1st edition. Edited and with a foreword by Anthony Kerrigan. Dust jacket in protective cover; spine and edges tanned; head of spine lightly creased; bottom of spine has one small chip; gray cloth with black lettering on spine; spine lightly worn; binding tight; text clean and bright. G+/G+

Peter Halley Collected Essays, 1981-1987 (Signed 1st edition)

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Essays on art and other artists by the painter, writer, teacher, and publisher, Peter Halley.

Zurich: Bruno Bischofberger Gallery, 1988. 1st edition of 2,000 copies. Softcover with dust jacket in protective cover; residue from distributor's sticker on front flap; one tiny spot of foxing on ffep; text clean and bright. VG/VG

Picnic, Lightning (Signed 1st edition with signed personal postcard from poet included)

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Over the past decade, Billy Collins has emerged as the most beloved American poet since Robert Frost, garnering critical acclaim and broad popular appeal. Annie Proulx admits, "I have never before felt possessive about a poet, but I am fiercely glad that Billy Collins is ours." John Updike proclaims his poems "consistently startling, more serious than they seem, they describe all the worlds that are and were and some others besides."

Picnic, Lightning--one of the books that helped establish and secure Collins' reputation and popularity during the 1990s--combines humor and seriousness, wit and sublimity. His poems touch on a wide range of subjects, from jazz to death, from weather to sex, but share common ground where the mind and heart can meet. Whether reading him for the first time or the fiftieth, this signed copy is a must-have for anyone interested in the poet the New York Times calls simply "the real thing."

Pigs in Heaven (1st edition)

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Picking up where her modern classic The Bean Trees left off, Barbara Kingsolver’s bestselling Pigs in Heaven continues the tale of Turtle and Taylor Greer, a Native American girl and her adoptive mother who have settled in Tucson, Arizona, as they both try to overcome their difficult pasts.

Taking place three years after The Bean Trees, Taylor is now dating a musician named Jax and has officially adopted Turtle. But when a lawyer for the Cherokee Nation begins to investigate the adoption—their new life together begins to crumble.

Depicting the clash between fierce family love and tribal law, poverty and means, abandonment and belonging, Pigs in Heaven is a morally wrenching, gently humorous work of fiction that speaks equally to the head and the heart.

1st edition; dust jacket has very minor shelf wear; blue cloth; corners bumped; binding tight; text clean and bright. G+/G+

Pike County Ballads (USED)

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Pillars of the Earth (1st edition)

Pillars of the Earth (1st edition)

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Ken Follett is known worldwide as the master of split-second suspense, but his most beloved and bestselling book tells the magnificent tale of a twelfth-century monk driven to do the seemingly impossible: build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has ever known.

Everything readers expect from Follett is here: intrigue, fast-paced action, and passionate romance. But what makes The Pillars of the Earth extraordinary is the time the twelfth century; the place feudal England; and the subject the building of a glorious cathedral. Follett has re-created the crude, flamboyant England of the Middle Ages in every detail. The vast forests, the walled towns, the castles, and the monasteries become a familiar landscape. Against this richly imagined and intricately interwoven backdrop, filled with the ravages of war and the rhythms of daily life, the master storyteller draws the reader irresistibly into the intertwined lives of his characters into their dreams, their labors, and their loves: Tom, the master builder; Aliena, the ravishingly beautiful noblewoman; Philip, the prior of Kingsbridge; Jack, the artist in stone; and Ellen, the woman of the forest who casts a terrifying curse. From humble stonemason to imperious monarch, each character is brought vividly to life.

The building of the cathedral, with the almost eerie artistry of the unschooled stonemasons, is the center of the drama. Around the site of the construction, Follett weaves a story of betrayal, revenge, and love, which begins with the public hanging of an innocent man and ends with the humiliation of a king.

At once a sensuous and endearing love story and an epic that shines with the fierce spirit of a passionate age, The Pillars of the Earth is without a doubt Ken Follett's masterpiece."

Pilot (USED)

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Pirate's Loot (USED)

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Place Called Estherville

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Erskine Caldwell (1903-1987) was an American writer, known for his portrayals of poverty, racism, and social problems in the South. His novels Tobacco Road (1932) and God's Little Acre (1933) won him critical acclaim. He wrote a total of 25 novels, 150 short stories, twelve nonfiction collections, two autobiographies, and two books for young readers. Place Called Estherville, published in 1949, takes place in the pre-civil-rights-era South, where a biracial brother and sister move to a small segregated town to care for their aunt, only to be subjected to systematic racism, sexual violence, and prejudice.

1st edition; dust jacket in protective mylar cover; 1/2" chipped hole near spine in the middle of front cover; head of spine has minor wear; price clipped on front flap. Light blue cloth with red stamped title enclosed in design to look like wooden signpost; endpapers darkened. Binding tight; text clean and bright. VG/VG

Play Ball, Amelia Bedelia (1st edition) (USED)

Play Ball, Amelia Bedelia (1st edition)

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Guess who's at bat? The lovable, hilarious Amelia Bedelia is back, filling in for a sick player on the Grizzlies baseball team. Watch out! Because nobody plays ball like Amelia Bedelia.

"No child can resist Amelia [Bedelia] and her literal trips through the minefield of the English language—and no adult can fail to notice that she's usually right when she's wrong."—The New York Times Book Review

New York: Harper & Row, 1972. 1st edition. Dust jacket in protective cover; front flap clipped at bottom; pictorial covers; former owner's name in ink on pastedown; binding good; text clean. VG/VG

Plays and Pageants from Life of the Negro (USED)

Plays and Pageants from Life of the Negro

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Tight, clean and bright inside and out. In-text illustrations after woodcuts by James L. Wells. Plays by the editor, Thelma Myrtle Duncan, Maud Cuney-Hare, John Matheus, May Miller, Inez M. Burke, Dorothy C. Guinn, Frances Gunner and Edward J. McCoo.The Associated Publishers Inc, 1930, nod. VG