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1 A Celestial Omnibus: Short Fiction on Faith Maney, J. P.; Hazuka, Tom
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Beacon Press 1997 0807083348 / 9780807083345 First Edition Hard Copy Very Good+ Very Good+ 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Signed by Editor
Beacon Press, Boston, 1997. Signed by Editor, Tom Hazuka, in 3 places: (1) on front free end page "Hope you enjoy these stories. Keep the faith. All best, [signed] Tom Hazuka; (2) on half-title page, "Best wishes [signed] Tom Hazuka"; (3) flat-signed on title page. 1st edition. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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2 A Palestine Affair : A Novel Wilson, Jonathan - 1ST EDITION SIGNED BY AUTHOR
New York, New York, U.S.A. Pantheon Books 2003 0375422099 / 9780375422096 Stated 1st Edition/1st Printing Hard Copy Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Signed by Author
Pantheon Books, New York, 2003. Signed by author on title page (flat-signed, meaning that the author's signature is present, but not an inscription to any person). Stated 1st edition/1st printing. Book is in Very Good condition: boards have light edge wear; binding is tight, and the pages are clean and bright. Dust jacket is in Very Good condition: chip at the bottom of the fold at the front flap; light rubbing; not price-clipped; sticker on front saying "autographed copy". From the dust jacket: "This swift and sensual novel of passion and politics transports us to British Palestine, where the Arabs, the British, and the Jews mingle in a scene of colonial excess and unease. It is 1924, and Mark Bloomberg, a disillusioned London painter, arrives in Jerusalem to take up a propaganda commission. When he and his American wife, Joyce, accidentally witness the murder of a prominent Orthodox Jew near their cottage, they become embroiled in an investigation that will test their marriage and their characters. Joyce, an ardent Zionist, is pulled into an affair with Robert Kirsch, the British policeman investigating the case, while Bloomberg, transfixed by the desert light, attempts to capture on canvas the complex, shifting truths of the region. Like Kirsch, whose brother was killed in France in 1918, all of the characters here have come to Palestine to escape the grief of the First World War, and are forced to confront their principles and their hearts in the midst of a culture in the throes of painful emergence. Lushly detailed and compellingly cinematic, A Palestine Affair illuminates a lesser-known aspect of the history of the Middle East as it tells a powerful story in which love proves to be, ultimately, a force as strong as politics" 
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3 A Wind is Rising Black, John
New York, New York, U.S.A. Fine Editions Press 1948 Hard Copy Near Very Good Good+ 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Inscribed By Author
Fine Editions Press, New York, 1948. 48 pages. Inscribed by author on title page as follows: "For Mary Benjamin, loyal friend of the fine arts with kind regards John Black". Book is in Near Very Good condition: 1/4" tear on top of spine on both sides of spine; top of boards a little dirty. Dust jacket is in Good+ condition: chipping and small tears on edges of dust jacket; not price-clipped. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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4 A Word Carved on a Sill Wain, John
London, U. K. Routledge & Kegan Paul 1956 Hard Copy Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Inscribed By Author
Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1956. Hard copy. Inscribed by author to former long-time Amherst College professor G. Armour Craig as follows: "Armour Craig [new line] 's copy Amherst, 1958 [signed] John Wain". Book is in Very Good condition: fading on edges; foxing on edges and end pages; binding is tight and square, and pages are clean and bright. Dust jacket is in Very Good condition: light foxing; light edge wear; not price-clipped. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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5 Address to the Living Holmes, John - SIGNED BY AUTHOR
New York, New York, U.S.A. Henry Holt and Company 1939 Hard Copy Near Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall Signed by Author
Henry Holt and Company, New York, 1939. Signed by author on front free end page (flat-signed). Hard copy. Book is in Near Very Good condition: discoloration on boards and spine; spine slightly cocked; pages are age-tanned; paper clip marks on first four pages (up through title page); binding is tight and pages are clean; not ex-library. No dust jacket. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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6 Airtight Case: A Lindsay Chamberlain Novel Connor, Beverly
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A. Cumberland House 2000 1581821239 / 9781581821239 Hard Copy Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Signed by Author
Cumberland House, Nashville, 2000. Signed by author on title page (flat-signed, meaning that only the author's signature appears; there is no inscription to any person). Book and dust jacket are in Near Fine condition: slight shelf wear. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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7 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 7¾" - 9¾" 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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8 Allie's Ghost Hunters Case #3 Jinks, Catherine
Victoria, Australia Bolinda Publishing Pty 2008 1742013619 / 9781742013619 Clamshell Case (Audio Book) New 
Bolinda Publishing Pty, Australia, 2008. Audio Book, unabridged. This is a New book, still in its original shrink wrap. It contains 4 CDs, read by Melissa Chambers, taking 4 hours and 9 minutes. From the publisher: "In the third 'Allie's Ghost Hunters' adventure, eleven-year-old Allie Gebhardt and her Exorcists' Club hold a séance for schoolmate Bettina - and discover, in the process, that there's a strange presence in Bettina's house." 
Price: 16.00 USD
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9 Ambition: A Novel Bonner, Charles
New York, New York, U.S.A. Coward-McCann, Inc. 1946 Hard Copy Near Very Good Fair 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Inscribed By Author
Coward-McCann, New York, 1946. Inscribed by author on front flyleaf as follows: "To Leigh and Jim Pollak - Art is long, and so is my affection - Charles Bonner October 18, 1946". Book is in Near Very Good condition: crease and two small stains on front board; wear at top and bottom edges of spine; pages are age-tanned; binding is tight and pages are clean. Dust jacket is in Fair condition: piece of about 7" by 4-1/2" missing along the top; missing another piece of about 1/2" high on the bottom of the spine; other smaller chips; not price clipped. From the dust jacket: "...concerns the ambition common to men since they began trading in shells or wampum - the ambition to acquire wealth and power. To tell this old, ever-new story, Mr. Bonner has chosen a perhaps wryly 'dated' vehicle, the respectable banking tradition, which all but survived the crash of '29." 
Price: 14.00 USD
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10 America Singing: A Yearly Book of Verse Williams, Loring Eugene
Cleveland, Ohio, U. S. A. America Singing 1935 Apparent 1st Edition Hard Copy Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Signed By One of the Poets
America Singing, Cleveland, 1935. Apparent 1st edition. Inscribed on front free end page by one of the included poets as follows: "For Bob & Marge Cook Especially for your West India Cruise - [signed] Caroline Parker Smith P. S. Stilll going strong! January 6th 1936." Book is in Very Good condition: tanning from age on end pages; foxing on some pages; fading on boards and spine; bumped corners; binding is tight and pages are clean; not ex-library. No dust jacket. Includes one poem each by 112 poets. From the Foreword: "Again, we are proud to present to the reading public the work of a representative group of American poets who, we feel, are writing verse which is worthy of nationwide recognition . . . . Many of those represented in this book have collections of their own poems in print. While we cannot list them all, we do want to mention a few who have had groups of their poems published in the past year. It is not surprising to find the name of Caroline Parker Smith on the list of a prominent New York publisher . . . ." 
Price: 12.50 USD
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11 Angel Heyward, Du Bose
New York, U.S.A. George H. Doran Co. 1926 Hard Copy Near Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
George H. Doran Company, New York, 1926. Hard cover. Olive green boards. Book is in Near Very Good condition: light edge wear; boards a little dirty; spine faded and lightly cocked; corners of boards worn; a little foxing on end pages; prior owner's name and date (1927) in pencil on front free end page; binding is tight and pages are clean. No dust jacket. 
Price: 13.75 USD
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12 August 32, 2000 and Other Essays for a New Millennium Newmeyer, John
San Francisco, CA, U.S.A. Bright Moon Press 1994 0-9641233-0-4 / 9780964123304 First Edition Hard Copy Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Inscribed By Author
Bright Moon Press, San Francisco, 1994. 1st edition. 174 pages. Inscribed by author on front end page as follows: "For Linda Burgess - To commemorate an evening with Congressman Barney Frank, which gave rebirth to a world of hope. [signed] John Newmeyer 21-VIII-02". There is no indication whether the inscription is to the artist Linda Burgess or to a different person with that name. Book and dust jacket are in Near Fine condiition. From the dust jacket: "'August 32, 2000' comprises 45 essays in seven topic areas: Coping with the World, Human Society, Animal Life, Politics, Taste, Health, and Drug Abuse. The pieces are short, witty, often mordant, and consistently thought-provoking....Other essays touch on the social class of vegetables, whales as world citizens, conract bridge for six players, and a Leap Day for August." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13 Bernhardt's Edge Wilcox, Collin - FIRST PRINTING INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR
New York, New York, U.S.A. Tom Doherty Associates (TOR Book) 1988 0312930763 / 9780312930769 1st Edition/Stated 1st Printing Hard Copy Very Good+ Near Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Inscribed By Author
Tom Doherty Associates, New York, 1988. TOR Book. Inscribed by author on half-title page as follows: "For Bill Hoey - Enjoy it - Collin Wilcox May '88". 1st Edition/Stated 1st printing. Book is in Very Good+ condition: head has discoloration. Dust jacket, which is covered in mylar, is in Near Fine Condition. 
Price: 18.50 USD
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14 Brimstone Duncan, Robert L
New York, New York, U.S.A. William Morrow and Company 1980 0-688-03660-0 / 9780688036607 Stated 1st Edition/1st Printing Hard Copy Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Inscribed By Author
William Morrow and Company, New York, 1980. 310 pages. Inscribed by author on title page as follows: "Christmas, 1980 To Dwight and Joye, not wishing you Brimstone for Christmas, realizing the book should have been called Feliz Navidad to make it appropriate, and may the syrup of prosperity flow sweetly over the pancakes of your life. Bob & Wanda Duncan". Book and dust jacket are in Near Fine condition. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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15 Cabin Lore Cook, Robert Dane
Dallas, TX, U.S.A. Mathis, Van Nort & Company 1947 Hard Copy Very Good Fair 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall Signed by Author
Mathis, Van Nort & Company, Dallas, 1947. Signed by author on page facing the title page as follows: "Yours for a good tale, [signed] Robert Dane Cook". Book is in Very Good condition: corners bumped; pages age-tanned; binding is tight and square, and pages are clean. Dust jacket is in Fair condition: spine has holes; tearing at folds; tape on rear; tears and chips along edge; discoloration and fading. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Children's Treasure Chest; a Collection of Famous Stories for the Inspiration of Youth (The Royal Collection), Power, Lenore St. John
16 Children's Treasure Chest; a Collection of Famous Stories for the Inspiration of Youth (The Royal Collection) Power, Lenore St. John
New York J. H. Sears & Co. 1926 Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
J. H. Sears & Co., New York, 1926. 252 pages.Book is in Good+ condition, showing some wear from age, some browning of pages, and a slight separation at the top of the page between the front end page and the title page. No dust jacket. A scarce, pretty little collection of short stories with top-edge gilt and gilt decorative end pages in front and rear. Spine reads "The Royal Collection The Inspiration of Youth" and the publisher in gilt lettering. Consists of the following chapters and stories: The Inspiration of Truth Telling (Hans Christian Andersen's The Emperor's New Clothes and Saxe's Six Men of Indostan); The Inspiration of Honorable Work (Taylor's The Discontented Pendulum and Aesop's The Farmer and His Sons); The Inspiration of Service and Contentment (Dickens' The Magic Fishbone and Aesop's The Country Mouse and the Town Mouse); The Inspiration of Worthy Ambition (The History of Dick Whittington and His Cat and Aesop's The Cock and the Jewel); The Inspiration of Love and Devotion (Andersen's The Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweet and Aesop's The Lion and the Mouse); The Inspiration of Love of Friends and Country (Ewing's Jackanapes and Aesop's The Travelers and the Bear); The Inspiration of Helping Others (Schoolcraft's Mondawmin, the Friend of All Mankind {an Ojibwa Indian Legend} and Aesop's The Bundle of Sticks); The Inspiration of Self Sacrifice (Schoolcraft's The Boy Who Set a Snare for the Sun [An Ojibwa Indian Legend} and Hemans' Casablamca); The Inspiration of High Ideals (Schoolcraft's Puck Wudj Ininee {An Ajibwa Indian Legend} and Aesop's The Man and the Satyr; The Inspiration of Intelligence (Perrault's Requet with the Tuft and Aesop's The Stag in the Ox-stall); The Inspiration of Good Comradeship (A Merry Tale of the King and the Cobbler and Aesop's The Lion and the Dolphin); The Inspiration of Overcoming False Pride (Andersen's The Red Shoes and Aesop's The Tortoise and the Eagle); The Inspiration of Loyalty to Duty and Honor (Sir Patrick Spens and Scott's The Knight of the Leopard, from the Talisman); The Inspiration of Faith (Tolstoy's Where There is Love There is God Also and Southey's Bishop Hatto and the Rats); The Inspiration of Courage and Chivalry (Rhys's St. George and the Dragon and Macaulay's Horatius at the Bridge); The Inspiration of Strength and Daring (The Taming of Bucephalus adapted from Plutarch's Lives and Men of Valor adapted from Pliny) and The Inspiration of Patriotism (Hale's The Man Without a Country). 
Price: 14.75 USD
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17 Christmas Irving, Washington
Privately Published 1971 Soft Cover Very Good+ Privately Printed 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall 
Privately published, 1971. 13 numbered pages. From the rear end page: "This excerpt from 'The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.,' first published in 1819, is here reprinted in Bodoni types for the friends of Evelyn and Alexander Lawson at Christmas, 1971." (Note: Alexander S. Lawson was a preeminent expert in typography. He was a professor of typography at the Rochester Institute of Technology from 1947 to 1977, and was a leading author on typography, his most famous book being "Anatomy of a Typeface." He also authored "Printing Types; An Introduction," The Heritage of the Printer," and "Printing Types Pa." He died in 2002.) Geoffrey Crayon was a pseudonym of Washington Irving. The pamphlet is in Very Good+ condition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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18 Coming Down Again Balaban, John - INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR
New York, New York, U.S.A. Simon & Schuster 1989 0671675370 / 9780671675370 1st Fireside Edition/1st Printing Soft Cover Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Inscribed By Author
Simon & Schuster, New York, 1989. Softcover. Inscribed by author on title page as follows: "for Robert, bugs + mosquitos, John Balaban" 1st Fireside Edition/1st printing. Book is in Very Good condition: light edge and corner wear. From the rear cover: "Adrift at the end of the Vietnam War, Paul Roberts and his girlfriend are arrested at the Burmese-Thai border, becoming part of a grisly contest played out by opium warlords, corrupt Border Patrol Police, and two black AWOL GIs. In the intrigue and jungle chase that result, the Vietnam War is re-created, especially when a regiment of North Vietnamese joins the skirmish. Transcening an adventure story, John Balaban's lyric prose conjures beautiful and frightening images, evoking the smell and feel of the Southeast Asian jungle as well as the complex politics of the opium trade." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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19 Confluence; Poems By Bill Yake Yake, Bill
Inverness, CA Radiolarian Press 1995 1-887853-03-0 / 9781887853033 Limited Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Inscribed By Author
Radiolarian Press, Inverness, 1995. 29 pages. Inscribed by author on title page. Limited edition of 200 copies. Book in in Near Fine condition: light bumping on corners. 
Price: 16.50 USD
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20 Courage Under Fire Duncan, Patrick Sheane
New York, New York, U.S.A. G. P. Putnam's Sons 1996 0399141510 / 9780399141515 1st American Edition/1st Printing Hard Copy Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Signed by Author
G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1996. Signed by author on half title page as follows: "Have Courage! [signed] Patrick Sheane Duncan". 1st American edition/1st printing. Book is in Near Fine condition. Dust jacket is in Very Good+ condition: light rubbing on edges; not price-clipped. Not a remainder. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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