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1 A Writer's Notebook Maugham, W. Somerset
1949 Preprinted Edition/Stated Limited Ed. Hard Copy Very Good No Jacket as Issued 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Preprinted from Cosmopolitan Magazine, New York, 1949. Stated limited edition. Book is in Very Good condition: boards have light wear on front, rear, edges and corners; binding is tight and pages are clean and bright. No dust jacket as issued. From copyright page: "This book is a preprint of the condensed version of 'A Writer's Notebook' being serialized in Cosmopolitan Magazine. It is not for sale. The complete book will be published in the fall of 1949 by Doubleday & Company, Inc." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2 All That Lives Sanders-Self, Melissa - FIRST PRINTING INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR
New York, New York, U.S.A. Warner Books Inc 2002 0446526916 / 9780446526913 First Edition/Stated First Printing Hard Copy Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed By Author
Warner Books, Inc., New York, 2002. Inscribed by author on title page as follows: "Dear Charlotte & Don, I hope you enjoy this novel. Happy Reading! love, Melissa". First edition/stated 1st printing. "A Novel of the Bell Witch". Book and dust jacket are in Near Fine condition. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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3 Autobiography Franklin, Benjamin
New York, New York, U.S.A. Chas. P. Young Company 1976 Limited Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Chas. P. Young Co., New York, 1976. 390 pages. Limited Edition. Bicentennial Edition of the Complete Yale University Text. 2,000 copies printed, and all were only for presentation to the friends of the Chas. P. Young Company and its divisions -- none were for sale. Edited by Leonard Labaree, Ralph L. Ketcham, Helen C. Boatfield, and Helene H. Fineman. This is a beautiful edition. The exterior boards have marbled paper with a gilt strip along both sides of the spine and gilt top edge. The dust jacket is antique white with the name of the book on the spine. Frontispiece is b/w reproduction of painting of Franklin by David Martin. Book is in Near Fine condition: there is a small mark on the exterior rear board. The dust jacket is in Very Good+ condition: part of it is yellowing from age; has a tear near the bottom front corner parallel to the bottom edge and a tiny nick on the top edge of the rear. 
Price: 18.50 USD
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4 Dancing in the Light MacLaine, Shirley
Toronto Bantam Books 1985 055305094x / 9780553050943 First Printing Hard Copy Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed By Author
Bantam Books, Toronto, 1985. Signed by author on front fly leaf as follows: "Love to the [unreadable - possibly: Valentines]! Shirley". First printing. Book is in Very Good+ condition: rear board doesn't lie quite flat; edges have light discoloration. Dust jacket is in Very Good condition: small tears and chips; now covered in mylar protective jacket. From the publisher: "Now, at a turning point in her life, comes her most revealing and exciting book yet. Outspoken, controversial, talented, and perceptive Shirley MacLaine now takes us on an intimate and fascinating personal odyssey. In 1984 she won an Oscar, starred on Broadway, wrote the best-selling Out on a Limb -- and turned fifty years old. At this special time, in this special year, she was now ready to resume the spiritual journey she had begun in her early forties. In Dancing in the Light, Shirley MacLaine bares her innermost self and explores the lives, both past and present, which touched and affected her own. She sheds new light on her loves, her losses, her childhood, her passions, and her inner drives and ambitions. She asks poignant questions and finds surprising answers. She challenges her beliefs and confronts her conflicts. Ultimately, she takes us with her through a life-altering experience that provides a stunning new vision of herself, her future... and the fate of our world." Gift wrap and gift card available. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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5 Don't Block the Blessings: Revelations of a Lifetime Labelle, Patti; Randolph, Laura B. - FIRST PRINTING SIGNED BY AUTHOR
E Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.A. Putnam Pub Group 1996 1573220396 / 9781573220392 First Printing Hard Copy Very Good+ Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
305 pages. Signed by author on page facing title page, "Love, Patti". Book is in Very Good+ condition - prior owner's name in ink on front fly leaf. Dust jacket is in Near Fine condition. Not price-clipped. From the Publisher: "Here we get to know Patti LaBelle, a woman who recounts the ups and downs of her life, including the personal tragedies that haunted her even as she reached every professional goal that she set for herself. In the down-to-earth style she's famous for, Patti tells the real story her fans have been waiting for years of crippling fear that she cloaked with non-stop performances. A terrible sense of guilt she tried to assuage through tireless charity work. And finally, a hard-won peace a deep understanding of what's important in life and how it's available for all of us if we dont block the blessings." 
Price: 16.75 USD
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6 Girls of Tender Age: A Memoir Smith, Mary-Ann Tirone
New York, NY, U.S.A. Free Press 2006 0743279778 / 9780743279772 Hard Copy Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed By Author
Free Press, New York, 2006. Inscribed by author on title page as follows: "Connecticut General Assembly Book Club - September 1, 2007 [signed] Mary-Ann Tirone Smith". Book is in Very Good condition: remainder mark on rear edge; bumped corners; binding is tight and square, and pages are clean and bright. Dust jacket is in Very Good condition: 
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7 Give It to Me Easy: About People By a Guy Who Loves People Treadwell, Bill
Cynthiana, KY, USA The Hobson Book Press 1944 First Edition/2nd Printing Hard Copy Fair Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed By Author
The Hobson Book Press, Cynthiana, KY, 1944. Inscribed by author on front free end page as follows: "5/28/45 To Steve: - Thanks for all your help in Hollywood - Its fine guys like you that has made my life an interesting one - Bestest Bill [followed by small sketch of eyeglasses)" 1st edition/2nd printing. Book is in Fair condition: front hinge broken; page following the front free end page removed;; pages age-tanned; binding is secure and pages are clean. Dust jacket is in Good condition: tape marks on the front flap; chipping on edges and at folds; not price-clipped. From the dust jacket: "Although...[this book] is an autobiography in part, it is rather meant to be a series of interesting events in the lives of a thousand and one amazing personalities Bill Treadwell has come in contact with at one time or another You will find the personalities amusing, aggravating, hilarious, insulting, exciting and even sometimes generous." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8 Laughing in the Dark: From Colored Girl to Woman of Color - A Journey from Prison to Power Gaines, Patrice
New York, New York, U.S.A. Crown Publishers 1994 0517594757 / 9780517594759 Stated 1st Edition/1st Printing Hard Copy Very Good Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed By Author
Crown Publishers, New York, 1994. Inscribed by author on front free end page as follows: "Harry Brooks, Thank you for the time & energy you give -- [signed] Patrice Gaines 12-14-94". Stated 1st edition/1st printing. Book is in Very Good condition: boards don't lie quite flat; slight discoloration on edges; binding is tight, and pages are clean and bright. Dust jacket is in Near Fine condition: slight fading; not price-clipped; in mylar protective jacket. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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9 Love-Letters of a Worldly Woman Clifford, Mrs. W. K.
New York E. P. Dutton & Co. 1913 Hard Copy Good+ No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
E. P. Dutton & Co., New York, 1913. 277 pages. The Wayfarer's Library. Green boards; sewn in ribbon as book mark. Book is in Good+ condition: edge wear and browning on end pages. Originally published in 1892, this book has, on the page facing the title page, the following statement: "Note. This book was first published just twenty years ago. The first edition sold quickly but no second one was issued. The author is anxious to make this statement lest she be accused of imitating a work with a somewhat similar title that appeared a few years later." (Note: The "work with a somewhat similar title" may be "An Englishwoman's Love Letters" , anonymous author, first published in 1900.) This edition is scarce. Has a one-page preface dated 1913. 
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10 Mid-Lands: A Family Album Davis, Robert Murray
Athens, GA Unviersity of Georgia Press 1992 0-8203-1392-0 / 9780820313924 Hard Copy Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
University of Georgia Press, Athens, GA, 1992. Signed by author on the front end page. (Flat-signed, meaning that the author signed the book but did not inscribe it to any person.) Book and dust jacket are in Near Fine condition. 202 pages. From the dust jacket: "Mapping out a cosmos bounded by heaven, hell, Kansas City, and St. Louis, Robert Murray Davis looks back on his life in central Missouri in the 1940s and 1950s. As he recalls his youth and early adulthood in the town of Boonville, Davis wryly contemplates some of the sharp dichotomies by which his world was ordered: grown-ups and kids, blacks and whites, Protestants and Catholics, boys and girls, town and country, work and play, art and life." 
Price: 17.50 USD
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11 My Time in Vermont Leete, Delbert A.
Wells River, VT Self-published 2004 1591967929 / 9781591967927 Stated First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Self-published, Wells River, VT, 2004. Soft cover. Signed by author on title page. (Flat-signed, meaning that only the author's signature appears; there is no inscription to any person.) Stated first edition of 500 copies. Book is in Very Good+ condition: slight edge wear; no creasing on spine. Chapter titles are: Leete Name and Grandparents; The Move to Boltonville; Boltonville School; Life in the '40s on the Farm; Starting Out Married Life; Moving to the Old Miller Farm; Building the Barn; Water Wells and Stories; History in the Late 1950s and '60s; Conventions and Stories; Right-of-way for Interstate 91; Short Stories; Buying Tractors and Cattle; Traveling and Short Stories; Building the Truck Stop and Landfill; Alaska; More Short Stories; House in Florida and Sugaring; My Time in Vermont; and Bibliography. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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12 Something Personal: True and Intimate Tales of Life in Connecticut Bloom, Larry
West Hartford, CT, U.S.A. Northeast Press 1988 0962136808 / 9780962136801 Stated 1st Edition/Stated 1st Printing Soft Cover Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed By Author
Northeast Press, West Hartford, CT, 1988. Inscribed by author on half-title page as follows: "To Steve & Judy, Best wishes Larry 11/8/88". Stated first edition/stated first printing. Book is in Very Good+ condition: very slight edge wear; apparently unread (spine not creased). From the reverse side of the title page: "These essays appeared in slightly different form under the column title 'Sunday Punch' in Northeast, the Sunday Magazine of The Hartford Courant." 
Price: 14.50 USD
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13 Sweet Summer: Growing Up With and Without My Dad Campbell, Bebe Moore - FIRST PRINTING INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR TO LOU GOSSETT JR.
New York, New York, U.S.A. G. P. Putnam's Sons 1989 0-399-13415-8 / 9780399134159 First Printing Hard Copy Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed By Author
272 pages. G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1989. Inscribed by author to Lou Gossett Jr.on the half-title page, as follows: "To Lou Gossett Jr. - Best wishes for success and joy! Sincerely, Bebe Moore Campbell 7/13/89". Author's name, home address, and telephone number written in ink on front end page. Book is in Very Good+ condition: light edge wear. Dust jacket is in Very Good condition: some chipping and other edge wear. First edition/first printing. From the dust jacket: "With the narrative force of fiction, Bebe Moore Campbell recounts her growth toward womanhood in terms of the most complex and vital relationship of her life. With clear-eyed honesty, she tells her story, omitting nothing the surprise appearances, the cataclysmic disappointments, the heartbreaking secrets, the loneliness, the love." 
Price: 18.00 USD
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14 Take It From Me: Life's Struggle But You Can Win Brockovich, Eric - FIRST PRINTING INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR
New York McGraw-Hill 2002 0-07-138379-4 / 9780071383790 1st Printing Hard Copy Near Very Good Near Very Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Inscribed By Author
194 pages. Inscribed by author as follows: "To __ - Believe in You! xo Erin Brockovich". Written with Marc Eliot. Book is in Near Very Good condition: light discoloration on front board; board somewhat concave; prior owner's address label on inside front board. Dust jacket is in Near Very Good condition: light creasing near edge. From the dust jacket: "...the drama that led up to Erin's victory was one that began when she was a little girl suffering from dyslexia, shyness, difficulties at school, and a taste for the wild side of life. The journey she took from Kansas to California led her down a road of self-realization, self-improvement, and self-empowerment. Drawing on the moral fiber of her heartland childhood, her inner strength (often her only resource) helped her beat overwhelming odds and overcome painful obstacles such as dead-end jobs, dead-end relationships, and loneliness." Gift wrap and gift card available. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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15 The Good Old Boys Hemphill, Paul
New York, New York, U.S.A. Simon and Schuster 1974 0671217712 / 9780671217716 First Edition Hard Copy Very Good+ Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed By Author
Simon and Schuster, NY, 1974. Inscribed by author on front flyleaf as follows: "To Gene Moore- A good move, and may Cabbagetown never forget it - [signed] Paul Hemphill". Book is in Very Good+ condition: fading on top and bottom edges of boards and spine; top edge a little dirty; binding is tight and square, and pages are clean and bright; not a remainder. Dust jacket is in Very Good+ condition: rubbing along edges; crease on front flap; not price-clipped; in plastic Brodart-style protective wrap. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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16 We Live in Singapore Moore, Donald
London, U. K. Hodden & Stoughton 1955 First Edition Hard Copy Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Hodden & Stoughton, London, 1955. 1st Edition. Book is in Very Good condition: fading along top and bottom edges of boards; light wear on top and bottom of spine; binding and hinges are tight and square, and pages are all clean; not ex-library. A nice copy. Color frontispiece and 24 b/w photographs taken by author. Book is in journal form with entries from August 1, 1954 to February 24, 1955. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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