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Gatherings & Celebrations: History, Folklore, Rituals and Recipes for the Occasions that Bring People Together

By: Wolf, Burt

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2193524

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author with inscription and ink drawing. Spine cocked. 1996 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 353 pp. TV tie-in to Burt Wolf's Public Television Series Burt Wolf's Table. One of America's most respected food journalists, travels the world to seek out the history and traditions surrounding those occasions that bring people together to eat and drink. This companion volume brings all the festivities to life in more than one hundred full-color photographs and a lively, informative text. Burt has chosen twenty occasions for celebration in var... View more info

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Birding in Central and Western New York: Best Trails and Water Routes for Finding Birds

By: Wolfe, Norman E.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: FootPrint Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2294339

ISBN: 1930480008

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. Inscribed and signed by author on half-title page ('Enjoy the book and the routes! Norman E. Wolfe'). 2001 Trade Paperback. 160 pp. Black & white maps and photographs throughout. This guide shows when, where and how to find and enjoy birds that migrate through Central and Western New York as well as ones that take up year-round residence. There are maps and directions for travel on foot, by canoe or kayak, by bicycle and even a few where you don't have to leave your car. In this guide, you will learn: Why Central & Western NY is a prime birdwatching area; ... View more info

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I Am Charlotte Simmons

By: Wolfe, Tom

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2281551

ISBN: 0374281580

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Slightly smoky, top page ridge very faintly foxed. 2004 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 676 pp. 8vo. Tom Wolfe, the master social novelist of our time, the spot-on chronicler of all things contemporary and cultural, presents a sensational new novel about life, love, and learning -- or the lack of it -- amid today's American colleges. Our story unfolds at fictional Dupont University: those Olympian halls of scholarship housing the cream of America's youth, the roseate Gothic spires and manicured lawns s... View more info

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An Address on the Occasion of the Centennial Celebration of the Founding of the Pennsylvania Hospital, Delivered June 10th, 1851

By: Wood, George B. [Bacon]

Price: $20.00

Publisher: T.K. and P.G. Collins, Printers: 1851

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2026225

Condition: Good


Lacks backstrip, corners rubbed with minor loss of cloth, former copy of Rochester Academy of Medicine via the University of Michigan, donated by the author's sister-in-law (pencil number on title page, '12-16-10 G of Miss Juliana Wood' in pencil in margin of first preface page). R.A.M. bookplate on front endpaper, frontispiece foxed. This copy is also signed by George Wood on the front endpaper, and inscribed to his brother (Juliana's father): 'Richard D Wood / from his brother, / Geo. B. Wood.'. 1851 Hard Cover. 141 pp. Brown blind-stamped cloth, gilt statue of William Penn pictured on front... View more info

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A Brave Vessel: The True Tale of the Castaways Who Rescued Jamestown and Inspired Shakespeare's The Tempest

By: Woodward, Hobson

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Viking: 2009

Edition: Signed Copy

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2273837

ISBN: 0670020966

Condition: Near Fine


SIGNED by author. First edition. An exceptional copy. 2009 Hard Cover. Aspiring writer William Strachey shipwrecks on Bermuda en route to the Jamestown settlement in 1609, and details his experience hoping for future acclaim in this true story that provided the inspiration for one of Shakespeare's great plays. View more info

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Sensual Africa

By: Wuerfel, Joe; Beard, Peter

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Edition Stemmle: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by illustrator

Seller ID: 2204966

ISBN: 3908163137

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed and dated in the year of publication by Joe Wuerfel without inscription on title page. 2000 Large Hardcover. 119 pp. These thoughtfully composed, large-scale black and white photographs offer revealing insights into the mind and spirit of a mysterious continent. This is the sensuous, aesthetic portrait we have been waiting for since the appearance of Herb Ritt's famous publication. The photographer, born in 1952, was assistant to Franz Lanzi, honed his darkroom skills working with Brett Weston, and owes his enthusiasm for the high art of black-and-white photography to h... View more info

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The Heart's Language

By: Yamanaka, Lois-Ann

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2198693

ISBN: 0786818484

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by Lois-Ann Yamanaka (Author). Fine.Fine. 2005 Hard Cover. Unpaginated. Illustrated by Aaron Jasinski. How do you listen with your heart? For one small boy, the heart's language is the only one he knows. With his heart he can speak to animals, trees, and creatures of the sea. But he cannot be understood by the people around him, even those who love him most-his mother and father. One day, when he is feeling sad and alone, he is visited by a magical blue bird. With the bird's encouragement, the boy finds a way to make himself heard. And when his parents try to speak the bo... View more info

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Saturday Night at the Pahala Theatre

By: Yamanaka, Lois-Ann

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Bamboo Ridge Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282636

ISBN: 0910043310

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1993 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 143 pp. This is a work of fiction during which the characters interact in the form of poetic novellas. Born on the island of Molokai and presently living in Kahalu'u, Yamanaka's poems have appeared in such journals as BAMBOO RIDGE: THE HAWAII WRITER'S QUARTERLY, Michigan Quarterly Review, PARNASSUS, Puerto del Sol and Zyzzyva. Lois-Ann Yamanaka is a fresh new voice in poetry and prose: irreverent, sensual, street-smart, and passionate... View more info

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Behold the Many: A Novel

By: Yamanaka, Lois-Ann

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282637

ISBN: 0374110158

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Publisher's card (also signed) laid in. A very nice copy. 2006 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 341 pp. Behold the Many is the eerily beautiful story of three young sisters, Anah, Aki, and Leah. In 1913, they are sent away from their family for treatment for tuberculosis to an orphanage in Hawaii’s Kalihi Valley. Of the three, two will die there, in spite of the nuns’ best efforts to save them, and only Anah, the eldest, will grow to adulthood. But the ghosts of the dead children are afraid to leave the grounds o... View more info

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Blu's Hanging: A Novel

By: Yamanaka, Lois-Ann

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282638

ISBN: 0374114994

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1997 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 261 pp. Blu's Hanging is the bittersweet story of a group of ragtag orphans reeling from the death of their mother, trying to stay together in the face of almost insurmountable odds. At once savagely funny and deeply moving, lyrical and wise, this novel confirms Yamanaka's reputation as one of the most vibrant new voices of her generation. View more info

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Father of the Four Passages: A Novel

By: Yamanaka, Lois-Ann

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282639

ISBN: 0374153876

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 233 pp. Hailed by Jamie James in The Atlantic Monthly as one of the most original voices on the literary scene, Lois-Ann Yamanaka is back with a novel about family and forgiveness. Set in Hawaii and Las Vegas, Father of the Four Passages tells the story of Sonia Kurisu, a street-wise young mother, who struggles to raise her child, Sonny Boy, as she seeks to come to terms with the three children she aborted. In sequences alternating between the past and the prese... View more info

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Heads by Harry: A Novel

By: Yamanaka, Lois-Ann

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282640

ISBN: 0374168504

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1999 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 311 pp. You can always count on a crowd outside Heads by Harry, the Yagyuu family's taxidermy shop in Hilo, where the regulars gather every day to drink beer, eat smoked meat, and pontificate into the pau hana hours. But above the shop, where the family lives, life isn't so predictable. Toni Yagyuu, the middle child, has enough on her hands dealing with her budding diva of a little sister. But it is the men in her life that really have her running in circles: ... View more info

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Name Me Nobody

By: Yamanaka, Lois-Ann

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Hyperion: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282641

ISBN: 0786804521

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages very faintly toned. 1999 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 229 pp. Thirteen-year-old Emi-Lou feels like a nobody -- she's overweight, her mom lives in faraway California and rarely visits or calls, and she doesn't know who her father is. The only people who make her feel like somebody are her brave, blunt grandma, and her best girlfriend, Von. Where Von go, Louie-Louie go, their families and friends say. But now Emi-Lou fears that Von is going somewhere she can't follow. Yon has feelings for Babes, an older girl... View more info

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Wild Meat and the Bully Burgers: A Novel

By: Yamanaka, Lois-Ann

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282642

ISBN: 0374290202

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 277 pp. Growing up in Hilo, Hawaii, in a family caught in the cultural gap between East and West, young Lovey Nariyoshi creates her own identity amid a world of pop culture and media that ignores the realities of the Japanese-American character. A first novel. View more info

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North Country Cache: Adventures on a National Scenic Trail

By: Young, Joan H.; Lillard, David

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Books Leaving Footprints: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2293097

ISBN: 0976543214

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. Inscribed and signed by author on half-title page ('To Howard - Joan - Take the High Trail!' with an arrow drawn through a fingerprint). 2005 Trade Paperback. 402 pp. Illustrated with color and black-and-white photographs. Includes foreword by David Lillard, former president of American Hiking Society. New York to North Dakota, snowbanks or blazing sun, afternoon strolls and backpacking treks, Young serves up an eclectic collection of essays chronicling 2300 miles of hikes on the longest footpath in the United States, the North Country National Scenic Trai... View more info

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Cochise County Cowboy War: A Cast of Characters

By: Young, Roy B.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Young & Sons Enterprises: 1999

Edition: Signed Copy

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2288990

Condition: Near Fine


Signed and numbered #227 of 500 by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1999 Large Hardcover. 181 pp. A thick treatise on Tombstone, Cochise County, and the gunfighters, lawmen, and outlaws. This provides residential records and registers, often with facsimile of signature, photographs and epitaphs. View more info

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Romanov Autumn: Stories from the Last Century of Imperial Russia

By: Zeepvat, Charlotte

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Sutton Publishing: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2292056

ISBN: 0750923377

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed and dated without inscription by author on title page ('Charlotte Zeepvat, 26 March 2000'). Hinges just beginning to weaken, a few light spots on fore edge. We have more books available by this author!. xiii, [1], 287, [3] pp. 8vo. There is a continuing fascination with the Romanov dynasty that ruled Russia for over 300 years. Charlotte Zeepvat seeks to widen the picture by looking at the lives of members of the family during the last century of imperial rule, a time of contrasts and a period in which the Tsars reached the peak of their wealth, prestige and power, yet als... View more info

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Animal Husbandry: A Novel

By: Zigman, Laura

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Dial Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282643

ISBN: 0385319002

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Light spot on top page ridge. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 304 pp. Author's first novel. Hers began as a simple Cow meets Bull story: she, Jane Goodall (no, not the Jane Goodall) was the single, overachieving prime-time talk show producer with her heart on the shelf; Ray was the young executive producer with the J. Crew good looks and, it seemed, a love life as lonely as Jane's. They met for drinks, fell in love (so she thought), and looked together for an apartment. Then suddenly, inexplicably, in only th... View more info

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Dating Big Bird: A Novel

By: Zigman, Laura

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Dial Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282644

ISBN: 0385333404

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 246 pp. With the laugh-out-loud humor and heartfelt wisdom that made Animal Husbandry a national bestseller, Laura Zigman's second novel introduces Ellen Franck, a successful single career woman whose one desire--a child of her own--throws her into the ever-growing ranks of the reproductively challenged. Ellen has a life many people dream about--a glamorous fashion industry job, an apartment in Greenwich Village, good friends--and yet Ellen feels herself at sixe... View more info

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Her: A Novel

By: Zigman, Laura

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282645

ISBN: 037541388X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 209 pp. A smart, deeply satisfying romantic comedy about a woman's obsession with the return of her fiancé's ex. On the Delta Shuttle between New York and Washington, Elise finds herself sitting next to Donald—tall, with dark wavy hair, a big easy smile. She’s left the world of women's magazines in Manhattan for graduate school in D.C. He’s left investment banking to become a teacher. They are both unattached. They exchange stories. They fall in love. One... View more info

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Extracts from Speeches by Hon. Simeon B. Chittenden

By: [Chittenden, S.B.]

Price: $15.00

Publisher: 1882

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2135193

Condition: Good


Several items laid in: 1919 Victory Liberty Loan committee member appointment card; newspaper clipping about Chittenden; naughty picture card. Two newspaper clippings mounted on front flyleaves. Ink gift inscription from S.B. Chittenden to his sister-in-law Mrs. Sophia H. Bonesteel, with a note beneath in a different hand detailing when Chittenden passed away. First gathering loose. 1882 Full-Leather. 128 pp. Extracts from political speeches by Simeon B. Chittenden, who was a member of the House of Representatives in New York. View more info

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Hammett's Moral Vision: The Most Influential Investigation of Dashiell Hammett's novels Red Harvest, The Dain Curse, The Maltese Falcon, The Glass Key, and The Thin Man (The Ace Performer Collection)

By: [Hammett, Dashiell]; Thompson, Goerge J. Rhino; Nolan, William F.; Emery, Vince

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Vince Emery Productions: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2290052

ISBN: 097258983X

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author George J. Thompson without inscription. A fine copy. 2007 Hard Cover. 246 pp. Previously only available serialized over seven issues of The Armchair Detective magazine, this examination is the single most influential book-length analysis of Dashiell Hammett’s novels. Spanning all sections of his career, the book discusses five novels: The Dain Curse, The Glass Key, The Maltese Falcon, Red Harvest, and The Thin Man. Detailed analysis shows how the author and his work changed over time. Each novel is discussed in its own chapter with comparative criticism, and t... View more info

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Kierkegaard and Radical Discipleship: A New Perspective

By: [Kierkegaard]; Eller, Vernard

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 1968

Edition: First Thus

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200536

Condition: Very Good


First thus. Inscribed & signed by author in pencil on front endpaper ('May you enjoy and learn from both Kierkegaard and the Brethren, Vernard Eller, Fresno '73). Ink name & year ('73) on front endpaper, jacket price clipped, jacket spine faded. 1968 Hard Cover. xii, 445 pp. 8 5/8 x 5 7/8. 8vo. A reissue of Eller's first book, originally published in 1964 as A Protestant's Protestant: Kierkegaard from a New Perspective. Until recently, most scholarship has insisted on seeing Kierkegaard as a philosopher, or a theologian, or a psychologist, or a social critic. In this book, Professor Eller argu... View more info

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The Art of Peter Max

By: [Max, Peter]; Riley, Charles A.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2289565

ISBN: 0810932709

Condition: Fine


First edition. Inscribed and signed by Peter Max in blue and green marker ('Debbie + John Laur + Katie Love MAX 2003', with several drawings of their initials in hearts). An exceptional copy. 2002 Large Hardcover. 240 pp. A comprehensive retrospective illustrates the artist's life and prolific career as reflected in his works and includes 350 full-color images, many previously unpublished. View more info

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Mary Thorn's Journal: A Quaker Girl's Life in 1855

By: [Thorn, Mary]; Chapman, Barbara

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Wheatland Historical Association: 2007

Edition: Signed Copy

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2291178

Condition: Near Fine


Signed by author with inscription, For the Rolands. I hope you enjoy reading Mary's story. Barb Chapman March 27, 2008. Wrappers very faintly rubbed. 2007 Large Softcover. vi, 142 pp. Held in the Skivington Library of the Wheatland Historical Association, Scottsville, New York. A small book, in its protective leather trimmed case, rests on the shelf of the Skivington Library of the Wheatland Historical Association in Scottsville, NY. The Gold-lettered title reads, The Diary of Mary Thorn : A Chili Quaker Girl: 1855-1856. George Skivington purchased the book about fifty years ago from a Finger ... View more info