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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 th... 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 Universi... 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... 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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An Essay upon the Government of the English Plantations on the Continent of America (1701) [Together with Some Remarks upon the Discourse on the Plantation Trade, Written by the Author of the Essay on Ways and Means, and Published in the Second Part of His Discourses, on the Publick Revenues and on the Trade of England.]: An Anonymous Virginian's Proposals for Liberty under the British Crown, with Two Memoranda by William Byrd

By: Wright, Louis B.; Byrd, William

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Huntington Library: 1945

Edition: Reissue

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2278319

Condition: Very Good


Inscribed and signed by author on front endpaper. Hinges just beginning to weaken, owner bookplate of C.H. Burkman (former research librarian at Princeton's Firestone Library) on front endpaper. 1945 Hard Cover. xxiv, [2], 66 pp. 8vo. 1945 reissue of the 1701 original, with an introduction by Louis B. Wright, who worked for the Huntington Library as an administrator and scholar, and later was named the director of the Folger Library. 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, hone... 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 ... 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 S... 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 t... 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 Bo... 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 han... 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 a... 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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Water Resources Investigations In New York 1973 (U.S. Department of the Interior Geological Survey)

By: Zembrzuski, T.J.; Gannon, W.B.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Department of the Interior: 1973

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 1527832

Condition: Very Good


Signed by author. Lightly foxed. 1973 Unbound. 8 pp. plus a large fold-out map with tables & other information. 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 ... 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 ... 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... 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 ... 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 se... View more info