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  • Hawai'i One Summer: 1978 [Deluxe Edition] by Kingston, Maxine Hong; illustrated by Deng Ming-Dao
    Kingston, Maxine Hong; illustrated by Deng Ming-Dao
    Hawai'i One Summer: 1978 [Deluxe Edition]

    First Edition

    San Francisco: Meadow Press, 1987. 52 pages. 9-1/2 by 12-1/2inches. An autobiographical story of a summer spent in Hawai'i. Illustrated with color woodcuts by Deng Ming-Dao. Printed by Leigh McLellan on Korean Kozo papers. One of 75 deluxe copies specially bound by the printer and signed by the author, the artist, and the printer. There were also 75 case bound copies. ISBN: 281AIB1044024.

    First edition (first printing). A fine hardcover copy; no dust jacket, as issued. In a fine original slipcase. Signed by the author, artist, and printer on the limitation pages.

    Book ID: 223304
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  • Child of Light: A Reassessment of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley by Spark, Muriel
    Spark, Muriel
    Child of Light: A Reassessment of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

    First Edition

    Essex: Tower Bridge Publications Limited, 1951. 235 pages. ISBN: B0000CI3MO.

    First edition (first printing). Orange cloth with red lettering on spine. Spotting to top edge, else a very good copy; in a toned dust jacket with a creased snag to front panel and a 1-inch closed cut on the somewhat faded spine. Inscribed by the author to a previous owner on the front free endpaper: "To Mr. O'Toole with love from Muriel" and dated 1-9-54.

    Book ID: 186399
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  • The Book of Jack London (Two volume set) by London, Charmian
    London, Charmian
    The Book of Jack London (Two volume set)

    First Edition

    New York: The Century Co, 1921. 422, 414 pages. A biography written by London's wife. Published the same in year in London by Mills & Boon, Limited under the title "Jack London." Varies somewhat from the British version which included "Jack London's First Story." Illustrated from black-and-white photographs. BAL 11983. ISBN: B001IF0FR4.

    First American edition (first printing). Green cloth with spines a bit faded, and dulled gold lettering. A very good hardcover 2-volume set lacking the dust jackets. Light bumps to corners which are beginning to fray. A bit musty.

    Book ID: 224368
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  • Lincoln: The Man by (Lincoln, Abraham) Masters, Edgar Lee
    (Lincoln, Abraham) Masters, Edgar Lee
    Lincoln: The Man

    First Edition

    New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1931. [12], 520 pages. ISBN: B0006AL8V4.

    Inscribed by the author on front free endpaper: "Edgar Lee Masters/What spring of good hath seercraft/ever made/Up from the dark to flow?/ March 5 - 1931." The quote is from Aeschylus, and is quoted in the present book on p. 496. First edition (first printing). A very good copy in black cloth with front cover and spine lettered in gilt. Spine is faded. Front lower corner is bumped. Slight browning to flyleaves. Very good illustrated dust jacket with slight edge wear.

    Book ID: 265046
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  • Child of Light: A Reassessment of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley by Spark, Muriel
    Spark, Muriel
    Child of Light: A Reassessment of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

    First Edition

    Essex: Tower Bridge Publications Limited, 1951. 235 pages. ISBN: B0000CI3MO.

    First edition (first printing). Orange cloth with red lettering on spine. Spotting to cloth edges, thus a very good copy; in a dust jacket with a bit of edge wear and light fading to spine.

    Book ID: 186448
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  • The Honest Account of a Memorable Life: An Apocryphal Gospel [Limited edition] by Price, Reynolds
    Price, Reynolds
    The Honest Account of a Memorable Life: An Apocryphal Gospel [Limited edition]

    First Edition

    Rocky Mount, NC: North Carolina Wesleyan College Press, 1994. 46 pages. 5-3/4 by 8-3/4 inches. One of 700 copies. A modern telling of the life and work of Jesus. ISBN: 281AIB1049711.

    First edition (first printing). Gilt lettering rubbed at the extreme top edge else a fine hardcover copy; no dust jacket. Inscribed by the author on the title page to Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Dillard: "For Annie / with admiration & affection / from / Reynolds Price" dated 1995; with Dillard's bookplate on the flyleaf. Copy number 659.

    Book ID: 265586
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  • Mission with LeMay: My Story by LeMay, Curtis E. with MacKinley Kantor
    LeMay, Curtis E. with MacKinley Kantor
    Mission with LeMay: My Story

    First Edition

    Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1965. 581 pages. ISBN: B0006BN17W.

    Signed by LeMay and Kantor on front free endpaper. Near fine copy in blue cloth with bright gilt title on red on spine. Minor edge wear. In near fine dust jacket, unclipped, with slight tanning to spine.

    Book ID: 265040
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  • Under My Skin: Volume One of My Autobiography, to 1949 by Lessing, Doris
    Lessing, Doris
    Under My Skin: Volume One of My Autobiography, to 1949

    First Edition

    (London): Harper Collins, 1994. 419 pages. The first of two volumes, covering the author's childhood in Africa until her arrival in London with the manuscript of her first novel in her suitcase. ISBN: 9780002555456.

    First edition (first printing). Top corners lightly bumped with light spotting to top of page block, thus near fine. In a fine dust jacket. Signed and dated by the author on the title page in October 1994.

    Book ID: 190967
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  • [Punin, Nikolay] Murray, Natalia
    The Unsung Hero of the Russian Avant-Garde: The Life and Times of Nikolay Punin (Russian History and Culture)

    Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, 2012. "This book is the first biography of Nikolay Punin (1888-1953). One of the most prominent art-critics of the avant-garde" -- from the rear cover. ISBN: 9789004204751.

    A fine hardcover copy; no dust jacket, as issued. Still sealed in the publisher's shrinkwrap. As new.

    Book ID: 223697
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  • Sassetta by [Sassetta], Pope-Hennessy, John
    [Sassetta], Pope-Hennessy, John
    Sassetta

    First Edition

    London: Chatto & Windus, 1939. 239 pages. 32 black-and-white plates. ISBN: B001AHUVN8.

    First edition (first printing). A very good copy in a good dust jacket. Former owner name on front free endpaper. Pencil underlining and notes through text. Dust jacket with edge wear, small chips along top edge, and darkening to spine.

    Book ID: 136288
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  • James Stansfield A Victorian Champion of Sex Equality by [Stansfield] Hammond, J. L and Barbara Hammond
    [Stansfield] Hammond, J. L and Barbara Hammond
    James Stansfield A Victorian Champion of Sex Equality

    First Edition

    London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1932. 311 pages. A study of the Liberal British politician who fought against and helped defeat the Contagious Diseases Acts which purportedly sought to control sexually trasnsmitted disease by punishing prostitutes with compulsory examinations. ISBN: B0010JWXHS.

    First edition (first printing). A very good copy in a very good dust jacket. Cloth snagged at the spine foot; jacket with chips and tears to the edges and notations on the spine verso.

    Book ID: 262334
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  • Annie's Coming Out by Crossley, Rosemary and Anne McDonald
    Crossley, Rosemary and Anne McDonald
    Annie's Coming Out

    Victoria, Australia: Penguin Books, 1984. 256 pages. The story of a girl (McDonald) with cerebral palsy who was institutionalized at a young age and the efforts of her therapist (Crossley) to bring her back into society.

    Crossley used "facilitated communication" with McDonald, helping her point out letters and signal her intent. A great deal of controversy surrounds the pair, with many skeptics asserting that Crossley was answering for McDonald.

    In any case, McDonald earned a college degree and is celebrated as a disability activist in Australia, where a clinic for people who are unable to speak is named for her. This memoir was adapted into a film (released in the US as A Test of Love). ISBN: 9780140056884.

    Third printing of the revised edition. Very good in wrappers. Inscribed by both authors, "For the measure of a man. To Stephen Jay Gould in great admiration. Anne McDonald & Rosemary Crossley." Presumably McDonald signed with the assistance of Crossley. The inscription refers to Gould's book, The Mismeasure of Man. Very uncommon signed by both authors, and a nice association.

    Book ID: 222720
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  • Dear Mrs. Strigl (Liebe Frau Strigl) : A Memoir of Hermann Broch by Broch de Rotherman, H. F. Translated by John Hargraves
    Broch de Rotherman, H. F. Translated by John Hargraves
    Dear Mrs. Strigl (Liebe Frau Strigl) : A Memoir of Hermann Broch

    First Edition

    New Haven: Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, 2001. 151 pages. Broch was an Austrian modernist writer. The English translation is followed by the German original. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs. ISBN on the publisher page (0845731391) does not match the ISBN at the rear. ISBN: 9780845731352.

    First edition (first printing). A fine copy in tan cloth covers with paper label on spine. No dust jacket

    Book ID: 111717
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  • Son of the Wilderness The Life of John Muir by Wolfe, Linnie Marsh
    Wolfe, Linnie Marsh
    Son of the Wilderness The Life of John Muir

    First Edition

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1945. 364 pages. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Wolfe was an archivist who cataloged Muir's papers. Her intention with the book was to "deflate the myths surrounding his life, place him in historical context, reveal his personal life and family relationships, as well as examine the political and cultural arena in which he operated" -- from the Pulitzer Prize website. Illustrated with black-and-white plates and a fold-out facsimile of a notebook page by Muir on grasshoppers. ISBN: B000NOZJQ8.

    First edition (first printing). Near fine in a good only dust jacket with loss at the spine head and numerous chips and holes repaired with scotch tape. Fold-out fascimile fine. Scarce in the jacket.

    Book ID: 218388
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  • Captain Jack: The Nearly Incredible Exploits of an Official Super Sleuth by Outerbridge, Henry
    Outerbridge, Henry
    Captain Jack: The Nearly Incredible Exploits of an Official Super Sleuth

    First Edition

    London: The Century Co, 1928. 377 pages. Adams, Six Guns 1662: "The life story to date of a born swashbuckler, two-gun fighter, and world-roving maker of history, including confidential information on the recent disturbances in Mexico, Nicarargua, China and other places where Uncle Sam has irons in the fire.". ISBN: B000JLUDP2.

    First edition (first printing). A very good copy in green cloth covers with dark blue lettering on front cover and spine. Slight edge wear. Spine edges are tanned. Dust jacket with chips missing at top and bottom of front panel and from bottom of spine. Edge and corner wear with small closed tears at edges.

    Book ID: 265127
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  • (Bradley, William Warren) McPhee, John
    A Sense of Where You are. A Profile of William Warren Bradley

    New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1966. 144 pages with 24 B/W full-page photographs. ISBN: 281AIB1048815.

    Second printing. Inscribed by both of Bradley's parents: "To our friend and advisor Herb, Sue and Warren Bradley." A very good plus copy in black cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine. No dust jacket.

    Book ID: 264135
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  • Real Copies: Will Price, Crichton Davis, Phyllis Peacock, and More by Price, Reynolds
    Price, Reynolds
    Real Copies: Will Price, Crichton Davis, Phyllis Peacock, and More

    First Edition

    Rocky Mount: North Carolina Wesleyan College Press, 1988. 51 pages. From an edition of 581 copies of which the first 50 were signed. ISBN: 9780933598089.

    First edition (first printing). A fine copy in wrappers (paperback). Signed by the author on the title page. Copy number 127.

    Book ID: 265889
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  • Life of Harriet Beecher Stowe Compiled from Her Letters and Journals by Stowe, Charles Edward
    Stowe, Charles Edward
    Life of Harriet Beecher Stowe Compiled from Her Letters and Journals

    First Edition

    Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1891. 530 pages plus list of Stowe's works. Engraved frontispiece of author with tissue guard. Black-and-white illustrations. ISBN: 281AIB1048049.

    First edition (first printing). A very good copy in blue cloth with gold decoirations and lettering on front cover and spine. Mild edge and corner wear. Hinges cracked, still a very nice copy. No dust jacket.

    Book ID: 262967
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  • One Foot in the Future: An Autobiography (Mimeographed Pre-publication Copy No. 3) by Graboi, Nina
    Graboi, Nina
    One Foot in the Future: An Autobiography (Mimeographed Pre-publication Copy No. 3)

    First Edition

    Santa Cruz: Nina Graboi, 1987. 7 page Prologue, 1 page astrologic chart, 137 pages. B/W photographs. Graboi was a Holocaust survivor, artist, writer, philosopher, spiritual teacher, and influential figure in the 1960s psychedelic movement. She co-founded the Center for the League of Spiritual Discovery in Greenwich Village with Timothy Leary in 1966. ISBN: 281AIB1048530.

    Typed letter to Alison Kennedy signed by author, dated February 8, 1991, sending the recipient the first of the book's four parts. First edition of this portion (first printing). The copyright on this copy is 1987. Very good in wrappers (paperback). Accompanied by the Aerial Press announcement of the upcoming publication of the book.

    Book ID: 263624
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  • Memoirs by Amis, Kingsley
    Amis, Kingsley
    Memoirs

    First Edition

    London: Hutchinson, 1991. 346 pages. By the Booker Prize-winning author. ISBN: 9780091745332.

    First edition (first printing). Minor edge wear and smudges to fore-edge, thus near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Signed by the author.

    Book ID: 158275
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