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Fingersmith

By: Waters, Sarah

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Virago: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282565

ISBN: 1860498825

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Includes scarce belly band. A very nice copy. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 548 pp. Sue Trinder is an orphan, left as an infant in the care of Mrs. Sucksby, a baby farmer, who raised her with unusual tenderness, as if Sue were her own. Mrs. Sucksby’s household, with its fussy babies calmed with doses of gin, also hosts a transient family of petty thieves—fingersmiths—for whom this house in the heart of a mean London slum is home. One day, the most beloved thief of all arrives—Gentleman, an elegant con... View more info

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The Night Watch

By: Waters, Sarah

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Virago: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282566

ISBN: 1844082466

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket very lightly rubbed. Pages very faintly toned. 2006 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 472 pp. Moving back through the 1940s, through air raids, blacked out streets, illicit liaisons, sexual adventure, to end with its beginning in 1941, The Night Watch is the work of a truly brilliant and compelling storyte This is the story of four Londoners – three women and a young man with a past, drawn with absolute truth and intimacy. Kay, who drove an ambulance during the war and lived life at full throttle, now dresses... View more info

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Aaron Sopher

By: Watson, Forbes

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Theodore Ember: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2276404

Condition: Good


First edition. Inscribed, signed, and dated by author on front endpaper ('To Pete Street Jr., A noble cooperator, From Forbes Watson, Washington, D.C. July 8, 1943'). Also signed and dated by Aaron Sopher on front flyleaf ('Aaron Sopher, Washington D.C., 1942'). This volume was acquired from the personal collection of Julian Street, Jr., who went by 'Pete' to differentiate himself from his father, a prominent author. Jacket included but with significant repairs (Japanese tissue) on reverse, spine absent and chips along edges. Lightly foxed, binding beginning to weaken. 1940 Hard Cover. 69, [3]... View more info

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Civilization and the Cripple

By: Watson, Frederick

Price: $95.00

Publisher: John Bale, Sons & Danielsson Ltd.: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2034903

Condition: Very Good


First edition. This copy signed by Edgar Allen, founder of the International Society for Crippled Children, and inscribed to Henry Edward Abt., author of The Care and Education of the Crippled Child. Corners a bit rubbed, ink '#61' on front endpaper. 1930 Hard Cover. xi, 120 pp. 8vo. Black & white photographs throughout, including an image of Red Cross nurses at an orthopaedic clinic. Includes a chapter on 'The Influence of the War on the Cripple'. Brief bibliography of literature related to the care of crippled children, orthopaedics, etc., follows text. View more info

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All In a Day's Work: Scenes and Stories from an Adirondack Medical Practice

By: Way, Daniel; Rugge, John

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Syracuse University Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2206743

ISBN: 0815608012

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. Fine. 2004 Hard Cover. xii, 132 pp. Over 100 color photographs vividly portray the people and places of the southeastern Adirondacks as seen by a Glens Falls family physician who has spent over twenty years practicing rural medicine in such places as Bolton Landing, Warrensburg, North Creek, Indian Lake, Long Lake, Wells, and Speculator. The book is a breathtaking collection of Adirondack landscapes taken along Dr. Daniel Way's travels, mingled with portraits of his patients taken in their homes and the many stories that re... View more info

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The Tower and Other Verse

By: Wearing, Thomas

Price: $15.00

Publisher: .: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2274590

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed and inscribed by author: To Theodore L. Frost, Bibliophiladelphia, from another, Thomas Wearing. No jacket, light smudge on rear board. 1934 Hard Cover. 67 pp. Gilt title and decorations on front board. Poetry by the Dean of the Colgate-Rochester Divinity School in Rochester, New York. View more info

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The Little Women: A Novel

By: Weber, Katharine

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282567

ISBN: 0374189595

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 240 pp. In Katharine Weber's third novel, The Little Women, three adolescent sisters--Meg, Jo and Amy--are shocked when they discover their mother's affair, but are truly devastated by their father's apparently easy forgiveness of her. Shattered by their parents' failure to live up to the moral standards and values of the family, the two younger sisters leave New York (and their private school) and move to Meg's apartment in New Haven, where Meg is a junior at Yale. ... View more info

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The Music Lesson: A Novel

By: Weber, Katharine

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Crown Publisher's, Inc.: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282568

ISBN: 0609603175

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 178 pp. She's beautiful, writes Irish-American art historian Patricia Dolan in the first of the journal entries that form The Music Lesson. I look at my face in the mirror and it seems far away, less real than hers. The woman she describes is the subject of the stolen Vermeer of the novel's title. Patricia is alone with this exquisite painting in a remote Irish cottage by the sea. How she arrived in such an unlikely circumstance is one part of the story Patricia tell... View more info

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Objects in Mirror are Closer Than They Appear: A Novel

By: Weber, Katharine

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Crown Publisher's, Inc.: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282569

ISBN: 0517598906

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Review copy with slip laid in. A very nice copy. 1995 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 262 pp. Author's first novel, a portion of which originally appeared in The New Yorker. Harriet Rose, twenty-six, is an American photographer just winning recognition for her work. A travel fellowship brings her to visit her best friend and former roommate, Anne Gordon, in Switzerland. In an ongoing letter to her boyfriend, Harriet reports on strange developments in Anne's life, most notably her affair with a much older married man... View more info

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Greenbough: A Complicity

By: Webster, Richard A.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Lulu: 2005

Edition: Review Copy

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2267147

ISBN: 1411657985

Condition: Near Fine


TLS laid in, in which the author mentions Eastman Theater and the iconic Powers Building, signed in black ink. Ink mayor's office stamp on corner of letter. 2005 Trade Paperback. 239, [1] pp. A self-published detective novel set in Rochester, New York, written by a man born and raised in the city. Rochester's last detective doubts that a city can commit homicide. That is until an investigative coordinator set to replace him bungles a case involving the death of a local author. From then on its all Theo, Detective James Theodorkakos, can do to keep the facts from unraveling into fiction. This m... View more info

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A Stillness Heard Round the World: The End of the Great War: November 1918

By: Weintraub, Stanley

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Truman Talley Books / E.P. Dutton: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2201726

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Laid in are two letters from the author, both signed, responding to the previous owner's assistance in providing research material for the book. Also laid in is a copy of a letter to the author describing materials being sent, stapled to a related magazine page. 1985 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xi, 467 pp. 8vo. Black & white photographs. Stanley Weintraub recreates the days leading up to the armistice and documents the reactions of survivors on both sides of the front. A major evocation of the last days of the Great War, A Stillness Heard Round the ... View more info

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Mantrapped

By: Weldon, Fay

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Fourth Estate: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282570

ISBN: 0007194536

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages very lightly toned. 2004 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 267 pp. Mantrapped is a dazzling new work that continues Fay Weldon’s critically acclaimed memoir, Auto da Fay, and tells the story of a woman down on her luck. Trisha is forty-four and at the end of her rope: creditors are coming and boyfriends have long left. Then, one day, on the stairs above her local dry cleaner, she bumps into the dashing Peter Watson, an editor for the local newspaper. After brushing past each other, they mysteriously and instan... View more info

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Only When the Loon Sings

By: Wells, Beverly

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Wild Rose Press/Cactus Rose: 2012

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2201225

ISBN: 1601549865

Condition: Very Good


Signed by author with inscription: Pat, So great to meet you and thanks for such a warm welcome. Glad you enjoyed your journey with Morgan. Bev Faint crease to front wrapper corner and rear wrapper corner. 2012 Trade Paperback. 332 pp. Searching for true happiness, as well as escape from a controlling family, Morgan Prescott answers a Brides Wanted ad and leaves New York City's high society life for the wilds of Washington Territory. Her spirit and intelligence carry her through the shocks that await her--streets of ankle-deep mud, life in a one-room cabin, the hazards of cooking--but they are... View more info

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American Pie: A Novel

By: West, Michael Lee

Price: $15.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282573

ISBN: 0060183578

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!. 324 pp. In the waters off the Baja coast, far from her childhood home of Tallulah, Tennessee, marine biologist Freddie McBroom studies the life habits of grey whales with her scientist husband, Sam. An ex-medical student expelled for stealing cadaver parts, Freddie has left the South and her past behind, never once looking back; practical and serious, she is the antithesis of her eccentric sisters, Eleanor and Jo-Nell, who have remained in their hometown to carv... View more info

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Consuming Passions: A Food-Obsessed Life

By: West, Michael Lee

Price: $15.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282574

ISBN: 0060183713

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author with inscription, All food wishes. Jacket spine head and spine base lightly bumped. 1999 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xv, 262 pp. From Michael Lee West, author of the acclaimed American Pie, She Flew the Coop, and Crazy Ladies, comes a delightfully quirky memoir of an adventurous food-obsessed life, laced with delicious secret recipes passed from generation to generation. Wonderfully presented and thoroughly entertaining, this warm and witty work unites West's evocative voice and humor with the uniquely American form of kitchen tales... View more info

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Crazy Ladies

By: West, Michael Lee

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Longstreet Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282575

ISBN: 092926438X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1990 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 337 pp. Author's first novel. From the author of Mad Girls in Love comes this lively multigenerational tale of six charming, unforgettable Southern women -- a novel of love and laughter, pain and redemption. Though she was born in Tennessee, Miss Gussie is no country fool. A woman who can handle any situation, she has her hands full with two headstrong daughters who happen to be complete opposites -- dour Dorothy and sweet Clancy Jane. Hoping money will heal chi... View more info

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Mad Girls in Love

By: West, Michael Lee

Price: $15.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282576

ISBN: 006018406X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket spine base very lightly bumped. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 528 pp. In her colorful first novel, Crazy Ladies, Michael Lee West brought to life three generations of unforgettable G.R.I.T.S. (Girls Raised In The South), creating a world the Washington Post Book World called sharp, wry, and utterly convincing. In Mad Girls in Love she's brought some of the Ladies back and also added a whole new wacky and lovable cast. You'll want to join them for a glass of sweet tea or punch spiked with pure grain alc... View more info

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She Flew the Coop: A Novel Concerning Life, Death, Sex and Recipes in Limoges, Louisiana

By: West, Michael Lee

Price: $15.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282577

ISBN: 0060183489

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Two very minor spots on top page ridge. Pages very faintly toned. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 390 pp. The two main occupations in Limoges, Louisiana (population: 905), seem to be spreading juicy gossip and consoling the unfortunate with casseroles. And in this early spring of 1952, there is ample opportunity for both with sixteen-year-old and pregnant (by the Baptist minister) Olive Nepper, currently languishing in a coma after drinking pop laced with rose poison. But the plight of Olive and her family is h... View more info

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No One Noticed When God Died

By: West, Robert D.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Estuary: 1973

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 1539540

Condition: Very Good


Limited edition, 413 of 500. Signed by author. Includes original jacket.Very Good. 1973 Hard Cover. 54 pp. Collection from American poet Robert D. West. Robert D. West was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1926 and has primarily been in the field of radio broadcasting, first as a news reporter, later as a program director and station manager. His first poem was written at the age of 11 and he has been writing poetry ever since, although he is not prolific. In fact, most of his poems appear in this volume. For ten years he taught creative writing in poetry at Cleveland College of Case-Western Reserve... View more info

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Not Where I Started From: Stories

By: Wheeler, Kate

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282578

ISBN: 0395665159

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Light stain to jacket inside along spine base. 1993 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 239 pp. Author's first book. A debut collection of short stories evokes the theme of Americans struggling to cope in the midst of strange cultures, including a teenager in Central America, a New Yorker in Miami's Little Cuba, and a novitiate in a Burmese monastery. View more info

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When Mountains Walked: A Novel

By: Wheeler, Kate

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282579

ISBN: 0395859913

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Very faint smudge on page ridge. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 375 pp. Author's first novel. Named a Best Young American Novelist by GRANTA, Kate Wheeler received numerous awards and the highest critical acclaim for her story collection, NOT WHERE I STARTED FROM. Francine Prose wrote, This is a book you mention to your friends . . . Wheeler is a writer to follow, wherever she chooses to travel. In her much anticipated first novel, Wheeler takes readers to opposite ends of the earth in a story of passions that... View more info

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The Biology of Pneumococcus: The Bacteriological, Biochemical, and Immunological Characters and Activities of Diplococcus Pneumoniae [with] Four Signed Letters from the Author

By: White, Benjamin; Robinson, Elliott Stirling; Barnes, Laverne Almon

Price: $125.00

Publisher: The Commonwealth Fund: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2272715

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Affixed to the endpapers are four envelopes containing correspondence (two ALSs and two TLSs) from the author to a Mrs. Helen H. Boynton of Rochester, New York, three written before the book's publication, and the final letter presenting this copy of the book to her for the admirable way in which you carried out your task of abstracting the literature, without which the book could not have been written. Mrs. Boynton appears to have provided the author with numerous article citations pertinent to the work, which based on the letters became some, if not all, of the bibliographic c... View more info

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Murder on the Run

By: White, Gloria

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Dell: 1991

Edition: 1st Printing

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2142326

Condition: Very Good


Signed by author. 1st printing. 1991 Mass Market Paperback. Meet Veronica Ronnie Ventana, daughter of the infamous Ventana's, the couple who made cat burglary classy. But Ronnie, with her special expertise in burglar alarm systems -- getting past them, that is -- and her best friend, Blackie Coogan, shamus emeritus of San Francisico, operate on the legit side of the law. View more info

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Report on the Russians

By: White, W.L.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace and Company: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2276361

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Inscribed and signed by author on front endpaper ('For Margot and Julian Street - the master at whose feet I have sat for these many years, with best wishes, W.L. White'), with two TLSs (one from the author to Street, the other from Street to the author) tipped in on front blanks. This volume was acquired as part of the personal collection of Julian Street, Jr. Jacket edges rubbed, jacket reverse foxed, minor pencil marginalia, pencil notes and related article tipped in on rear endpaper, two reviews laid in. 1945 Hard Cover. 309, [3] pp. 8vo. A book about Russia based on the aut... View more info

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The Light appearing more and more towards the perfect Day. or, A farther Discovery of the present state of the Indians in New-England, Concerning the Progresse of the Gospel amongst them. Manifested by Letters from such as preacht to them there. (Sabin's Reprints, Quarto Series. No. III.)

By: Whitfield, Henry; Caryl, Joseph; Mayhow [Mayhew], Thomas; Eliot, John

Price: $175.00

Publisher: New York: Reprinted for Joseph Sabin / [Joel] Munsell: 1865

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2129775

Condition: Good


Limited edition, hand numbered 44 and initialed by Joseph Sabin. One of 50 copies. Binding weakening, several gatherings loose. 1865 Large Hardcover. [viii], 46 pp. 4to. 1865 reissue of 1651 original. Sabin 103688: 'Contains a letter from Thomas Mayhew, dated 'From Great Harbor in Martins [sic] Vineyard Sept. 7. 1650'; also five letters from John Eliot written from Roxbury in 1649 and 1650.' View more info

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Christmas Memories

By: Whittemore, Harold E.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Steffen Publishing Company: 1970

Edition: Signed Copy

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2263105

Condition: Very Good


Signed by author with inscription, Pleasant Memories. Harold E. Whittemore, '84. Wrappers very faintly toned, no publisher date (circa 1970's). We have more books available by this author!. Unpaginated. CONTENTS: Twenty selected observer-dispatch Christmas columns; Christmas is a Wonderful Season (an Introduction); A time for laughter with area clergymen at Christmas; A few minutes with Ilion's Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus; A painting, a picture, sketches by area artists. View more info

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'It's the Little Things': The Best of Harold E. Whittemore

By: Whittemore, Harold E.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Sunday Observer-Dispatch: 1981

Edition: Signed Copy

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2263106

Condition: Very Good


Signed by author with date (1981). Wrappers lightly soiled, no publisher date (circa 1970's-1980's). We have more books available by this author!. 144 pp. Fifty selected columns from the Sunday Observer-Dispatch. CONTENTS: Life in the Adirondacks; Long Live the Family; Seasons and Holidays; A Trace of Nostalgia; The Wonderful World of People; Mothers and Other Elderly; Backyards and Gardening; Memoirs of Commencement; A Bit of Potpourri; For the First Time. View more info

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Paper Toys of the World

By: Whitton, Blair

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Hobby House Press, Inc.: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2194884

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Inscribed to a toy collector and signed by author on front endpaper ('Dear Cy: Your contribution of the illustration of the construction plane is a fine example of that type of paper toy + I thank you of the use of it. Blair Whitton').Light crease down front jacket flap. 1986 Large Hardcover. 236, [4] pp. Oblong. A collector's reference to paper toys, which also includes a history of paper making and printing, and background information introducing chapters on various types of paper toys. Bibliography and index follow text. A 'detailed coverage of paper toys from the earliest ti... View more info

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Sent for You Yesterday

By: Wideman, John Edgar

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Bard / Avon Books: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2269285

ISBN: 0380826445

Condition: Very Good


First edition - a paperback original. Signed by author without inscription on first page. A bit smoky, lightly toned. 1983 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 208 pp. A novel by the first author to win the International PEN / Faulkner Award twice. Tells the story of Brother Tate, a Black albino who, after the death of his son, refuses to speak for twenty years. View more info

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Twilight: Presentation Copy with Typed Letter

By: Wiesel, Elie

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Summit Books: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2283615

ISBN: 0671644076

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Presentation copy from Anne Frank Center, signed by author, with separate presentation note in calligraphy: 'With appreciation to: June Rogoff'. Laid in is a letter thanking Rogoff for her contribution to the 'Anne Frank in the World' exhibit. Rogoff was head of the main branch of the public library in Rochester, New York in the 1980s, and was married to the chief of radiology at Strong Memorial hospital. Jacket price clipped. 1988 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 217, [5] pp. 8vo. Raphael Lipkin is a man obsessed. He hears voices. He talks to ghosts. He... View more info