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Sapogonia: An Anti-Romance in 3/8 Meter

By: Castillo, Ana

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingue: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270636

ISBN: 0916950956

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. No jacket. A nice copy. 1990 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 312 pp. English text. A powerful, complex novel from the author of So Far From God. In the mythological land of Sapogonia--a metaphorical country where all mestizos (those of mixed European/Native Central or South American blood) come from--Maximo Madrigal becomes obsessed with a woman he can never control. View more info

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My Father Was a Toltec, and Selected Poems

By: Castillo, Ana

Price: $25.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270637

ISBN: 0393037185

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps very faintly toned. 1995 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxi, 158 pp. Author's fullest collection of poetry in both English and Spanish. Mixing the lyrical with the colloquial, the tender with the tough, Ana Castillo has a deserved reputation as one of the country’s most powerful and entrancing novelists, but she began her literary career as a poet of uncompromising commitment and passion. My Father Was a Toltec is the sassy and street-wise collection of poems that established and secured Castillo's... View more info

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My Daughter, My Son, the Eagle, the Dove

By: Castillo, Ann

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Dutton Books: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197088

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 2000 Hard Cover. Both a blessing to a child and a tribute to parenthood, this superb keepsake book by renowned Chicana poet and author Ana Castillo was inspired by ancient Aztec chants. It's the ideal gift to commemorate any of various momentous events in an older child's life--such as graduation, an important birthday, a quincea-era, or a family occasion. In words and pictures, the book's two sections--one for a daughter and one for a son--trace the milestones of growing up and reflect parental joy and pride in the process. Li... View more info

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Try and Stop Me: A Collection of Anecdotes and Stories, Mostly Humorous

By: Cerf, Bennett

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Simon and Schuster: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2276383

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Inscribed, signed, and dated by author on front endpaper ('For Pete Street -- with delightful memories of our book tour together -- As ever, Bennett Cerf, Dec. 11, 1945'. 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. Lacks jacket. Edges toned, handwritten note to 'Pete' laid in, dated July 3, 1989 and signed 'Mary', who thanks him for loaning the book to her. x, 378, [4] pp. 8vo. A collection of humorous true stories by the co-founder of the publishing firm Random Hous... View more info

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Wonder Boys: A Novel

By: Chabon, Michael

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Villard Books: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201005

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Top page ridge faintly foxed. 1995 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 368 pp. 8vo. Inspiration for the film starring Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire, Frances McDorman, Katie Holmes, Rip Torn, and Robert Downey, Jr. Grady Tripp is a pot-smoking middle aged novelist who has stalled on a 2611 page opus titled Wonder Boys. His student James Leer is a troubled young writer obsessed by Hollywood suicides and at work on his own first novel. Grady's bizarre editor Terry Crabtree and another student, Hannah Green, ... View more info

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The Arachnid Order Chelonethida (Stanford University Publications University Series, Biological Sciences, Volume VII, Number 1 [Vol. 7, No. I])

By: Chamberlin, Joseph Conrad

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Stanford University Press: 1931

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2260279

Condition: Very Good


Inscribed to fellow arachnologist Robert L. Gering (from whose library this volume was acquired) and signed by author on dedication page, signed by author again without inscription on title page. Possible custom rebinding (we have another copy from the same collection in red cloth with gilt titles on the spine - this is plain brown cloth with no title on the exterior). Rear hinge a bit shaken. 1931 Hard Cover. 284 pp. 8vo. A study of pseudoscorpions by an arachnologist who spent much of his career as an expert in this particular field. Black-and-white diagrams throughout. View more info

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Among the Missing: Stories

By: Chaon, Dan

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2199479

ISBN: 0345441621

Condition: Good


Signed by author without inscription. First edition. Faint smell of smoke, top page edges lightly foxed.Very Good. 2001 Hard Cover. xi, 258 pp. In this haunting, bracing new collection, Dan Chaon shares stories of men, women, and children who live far outside the American Dream, while wondering which decision, which path, or which accident brought them to this place. Chaon imagines today's family instinctively trying to stay together, only to find itself lost in the throes of a chaotic, modern world.In Safety Man, a young widow and her children become increasingly attached to an inflatable pro... View more info

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On the Shoulders of Giants: The Bea Wright Story (Signed by Subject)

By: Chappell, Eleanor; O'Connor, Basil; Hayes, Helen

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chilton Company - Book Division: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 1905645

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Extensively inscribed, signed, and dated Nov. 8, 1961 by Bea Wright on front endpaper, to Mrs. Howard Wood, a worker in the Mothers' March. She mentions the March of Dimes, the charity founded by FDR, who also suffered from the disease. Lacks jacket. Spine lightly faded. 1960 Hard Cover. ix, 105 pp. A biography of the dedicated activist who fought to raise awareness of, and support research towards a cure for, polio - the disease that confined her to a wheelchair. View more info

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A New Pleiade: Selected Poems

By: Chappell, Fred; Cherry, Kelly; Dillard, R.H.W.; Galvin, Brendan; Garrett, George; Slavitt, David R.; Taylor, Henry

Price: $15.00

Publisher: LSU Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2117909

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Inscribed & signed by one contributor (Kelly Cherry) on title page ('To Abe, I thought this might interest you. Hope so! Love and admiration forever. Kelly, 11/98'). Rear jacket flap lightly creased.Very Good. 1998 Hard Cover. A New Pleiade is a celebration of close literary friendships among seven eminent American poets -- Fred Chappell, Kelly Cherry, R. H. W. Dillard, Brendan Galvin, George Garrett, David R. Slavitt, and Henry Taylor. The affection, fun, and mutual respect of this happy association of poets have resulted in this anthology, in which the selection from the work ... View more info

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The Songlines (The Franklin Signed First Edition Society Series)

By: Chatwin, Bruce

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2289833

Condition: Fine


First edition, preceding the Viking Penguin trade edition. Signed by author without inscription on front flyleaf. 1987 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 293, [3] pp. 8vo. Black full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Color reproductions of bark paintings by Aborigines. Franklin Library's Signed First Edition Society released signed, limited editions of new works that preceded the trade editions, with a special foreword and frontispiece that appear only in the limited edition. The late Bruce Chatwin carved o... View more info

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Face of an Angel: A Novel

By: Chavez, Denise

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2281673

ISBN: 0374152047

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 467 pp. Winner of the American Book Award. Last in a long line of suffering Mexican women, Soveida Dosamantes is a survivor. Writing a handbook for waitresses called The Book of Service, Soveida reflects on her own service in life, the interconnected lives of work and family, and the role of women in a machismo society. An extraordinary novel full of passion and intensity. View more info

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Loving Pedro Infante: A Novel

By: Chavez, Denise

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2281674

ISBN: 0374194114

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!. 325 pp. Winner of the American Book Award. An exuberant novel about a lovelorn woman obsessed with the Mexican film star Pedro Infante. Teresina (Tere) vila is a divorced, thirty-something Chicana working in the hinterlands of life in Cabritoville, New Mexico, a small dusty town near El Paso, Texas. The love of her life is Lucio, a smooth-talking ne'er-do-well who will never leave his wife and ties Tere's heart in knots with a string of empty promises. Her diver... View more info

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Girl with a Pearl Earring

By: Chevalier, Tracy

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196017

Condition: Near Fine


First edition in second state jacket (correction to 'Earring' on rear jacket panel). Signed by author without inscription on title page. Pages toned, otherwise an exceptional copy. 1999 Hard Cover. 248 pp. Inspiration for the motion picture starring Scarlet Johansson, Colin Firth, Tom Wilkinson, and Cillian Murphy. History and fiction merge seamlessly in this luminous novel about artistic vision and sensual awakening. Girl with a Pearl Earring tells the story of sixteen-year-old Griet, whose life is transformed by her brief encounter with genius ... even as she herself is immortalized in canva... View more info

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The Lady and the Unicorn

By: Chevalier, Tracy

Price: $25.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270473

ISBN: 0007140908

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages lightly to moderately toned. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 278 pp. The new novel from the author of the much-loved Girl with a Pearl Earring and Falling Angels. The Lady and the Unicorn tapestries are a set of six medieval tapestries. Beautiful, intricate and expertly made, they are also mysterious in their origin and meaning. Tapestries give an appearance of order and continuity, as if designed and made by one person, belying the complicated process required to create them. Weavers, patrons, designers,... View more info

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Falling Angels

By: Chevalier, Tracy

Price: $35.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270474

ISBN: 0007108257

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages lightly to moderately toned. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 403 pp. A fashionable London cemetery, January 1901: Two graves stand side by side, one decorated with an oversize classical urn, the other with a sentimental marble angel. Two families, visiting their respective graves on the day after Queen Victoria's death, teeter on the brink of a new era. The Colemans and the Waterhouses are divided by social class as well as taste. They would certainly not have become acquainted had not their two girls, me... View more info

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The Virgin Blue

By: Chevalier, Tracy

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270646

ISBN: 0140265023

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1997 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 255, [7] pp. Author's first novel. Meet Ella Turner and Isabelle du Moulin--two women born centuries apart, yet bound by a fateful family legacy. When Ella and her husband move to a small town in France, Ella hopes to brush up on her French, qualify to practice as a midwife, and start a family of her own. Village life turns out to be less idyllic than she expected, however, and a peculiar dream of the color blue propels her on a quest to ... View more info

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Songs of the Helderhills

By: Christman, W.W.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Harold Vinal: 1926

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 1864014

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Inscribed without attribution and signed by author on front endpaper ('With good wishes W.W. Christman Delanson, N.Y., May 28 1932.'). Includes original jacket. Includes tipped-in cut of envelope used to originally ship the book and an invoice for its purchase in 1977.Jacket toned and lightly rubbed. 1926 Hard Cover. Author's first book. A collection of poetry by the noteworthy Catskills poet and transcendentalist, W.W. Christman.Keywords: POETRY CHRISTIANITY TRANSCENDENTALISM NATURE CATSKILL MOUNTAINS NATURE SIGNED FIRST EDITION WW CHRISTMAN View more info

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Letourneau's Used Auto Parts

By: Chute, Carolyn

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Ticknor and Fields: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271031

ISBN: 0899195008

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket very faintly toned. 1988 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 244 pp. In this 'assured, complex and memorable tale' (Publishers Weekly), Chute once again makes a tiny corner of the world her own, a kind of Oz turned upside down with a wizard named Big Lucien, head of the Letourneau clan, another ragtag family that inhabits Egypt, Maine, and the nearby Miracle City. View more info

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Merry Men

By: Chute, Carolyn

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Harcourt Brace & Company: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271032

ISBN: 0151592705

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages very faintly toned. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 695 pp. The Barringtons' clan wins a reputation for eccentricity with the behavior of Unk Walty, who constructs life-like and life-size sculptures of Egypt, Maine, residents. By the author of The Beans of Egypt, Maine. View more info

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Woman Hollering Creek, and Other Stories

By: Cisneros, Sandra

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Random House: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200710

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed and dated (27.4.91 LA) by author without inscription. Near fine.Jacket toned. 1991 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 165 pp. From the author of The House on Mango Street. Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories is a book of short stories published in 1991 by San Antonio-based Mexican-American writer Sandra Cisneros. The collection reflects Cisneros's experience of being surrounded by American influences while still being familially bound to her Mexican heritage as she grew-up north of the Mexico-US border.These tales focus on the social role of wom... View more info

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My Wicked Wicked Ways

By: Cisneros, Sandra

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Third Woman Press: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200993

Condition: Very Good


First edition - a paperback original. Signed by author without inscription. Wrappers and pages toned. 1987 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 93 pp. Poetry from the author of The House on Mango Street. Hailed as not only a gifted writer, but an absolutely essential one (The New York Times Book Review), Sandra Cisneros has firmly established herself as an author of electrifying talent. Here are verses, comic and sad, radiantly pure and plainspoken, that reveal why her stories have been praised for their precision and musicality of language.Keywords: SANDRA CISN... View more info

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Loose Woman: Poems

By: Cisneros, Sandra

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200995

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket faintly toned. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xi, 115 pp. Poetry from the author of The House on Mango Street. A candid, sexy and wonderfully mood-strewn collection of poetry that celebrates the female aspects of love, from the reflective to the overtly erotic. Poignant, sexy. . . lyrical, passionate. . . cool and delicate. . . hot as a chili pepper.--Boston Globe.With her novel The House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros introduced one of the most lyrically inventive voices ever to emerge from the barri... View more info

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Caramelo or Puro Cuento

By: Cisneros, Sandra

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270192

ISBN: 0679435549

Condition: Fine


First edition, review copy with slip laid in. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Spine head and foot faintly pushed. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 443, [7] pp. 8vo. The celebrated author of The House on Mango Street gives us an extraordinary new novel, told in language of blazing originality: a multigenerational story of a Mexican-American family whose voices create a dazzling weave of humor, passion, and poignancy—the very stuff of life. Lala Reyes’ grandmother is descended from a family of renowned rebozo, or shawl, makers. The striped ca... View more info

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Hairs / Pelitos : A Story in English and Spanish

By: Cisneros, Sandra; Valenzuela, Liliana

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Apple Soup / Alfred A. Knopf: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2198570

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1994 Large Hardcover. This jewel-like vignette from Sandra Cisneros's best-selling The House on Mango Street shows, through simple, intimate portraits, the diversity among us. A Dragonfly Book in English and Spanish.A Parenting Magazine Best Children's Book of the Year. View more info

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The Many Aspects of Mobile Home Living: A Novel

By: Clark, Martin

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2274257

ISBN: 0375407251

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Top page ridge very faintly foxed. 2000 Hard Cover. 345 pp. Author's first novel. Meet Evers Wheeling of Norton, North Carolina. A semi-dissolute judge, undistracted by children, hobbies, or a fulfilling marriage, he's moving down the road to nowhere at a furious clip -- until the morning he's confronted by Ruth Esther English, an attractive young woman whose dim-witted brother happens to be up on drug charges. Within days, Evers is the Englishes' reluctant co-conspirator, abetted by his pothead brother Pascal (he of the double-wide trailer)... View more info

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Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

By: Clarke, Susanna

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Bloomsbury: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200379

ISBN: 1582344167

Condition: Near Fine


First American edition, second state jacket (black with white lettering). Signed by author without inscription on half-title page. Spine head and foot faintly pushed. 2004 Hard Cover. 782 pp. 8vo. Author's first novel, which inspired the BBC television series. English magicians were once the wonder of the known world, with fairy servants at their beck and call; they could command winds, mountains, and woods. But by the early 1800s they have long since lost the ability to perform magic. They can only write long, dull papers about it, while fairy servants are nothing but a fading memory. But at ... View more info

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Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

By: Clarke, Susanna

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Bloomsbury: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200961

ISBN: 1582344167

Condition: Near Fine


First American edition, first state jacket (white with black lettering) Signed by author without inscription on half-title page. Spine head and foot faintly pushed. 2004 Hard Cover. 782 pp. 8vo. Author's first novel, which inspired the BBC television series. English magicians were once the wonder of the known world, with fairy servants at their beck and call; they could command winds, mountains, and woods. But by the early 1800s they have long since lost the ability to perform magic. They can only write long, dull papers about it, while fairy servants are nothing but a fading memory. But at Hu... View more info

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Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

By: Clarke, Susanna

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Bloomsbury: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270191

ISBN: 1582344167

Condition: Fine


First American edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. An exceptional copy. 2004 Hard Cover. 782 pp. 8vo. Author's first novel, which inspired the BBC television series. English magicians were once the wonder of the known world, with fairy servants at their beck and call; they could command winds, mountains, and woods. But by the early 1800s they have long since lost the ability to perform magic. They can only write long, dull papers about it, while fairy servants are nothing but a fading memory. But at Hurtfew Abbey in Yorkshire, the rich, reclusive Mr Norrell has assembl... View more info

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Original MGB with MGC and MGB GT V8: The Restorer's Guide to All Roadster and GT Models, 1962-80

By: Clausager, Anders Ditlev

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Bay View Books: 1994

Edition: Signed Copy

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2278781

ISBN: 1870979486

Condition: Near Fine


Signed by author without inscription. Jacket spine head and jacket spine base lightly rubbed. Ink name on front endpaper. 1994 Large Hardcover. 152 pp. Drawing from factory records, parts lists and catalogues, as well as the accumulated knowledge of respected restorers, dedicated enthusiasts and a meticulous author, this book provides the most comprehensive survey of the MGB ever published. Accompanying the authoritative text are 265 specially commissioned colour photographs showing every permutation of MGB specification in remarkable detail. View more info

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Red Serge Wives

By: Clevette, Wilma; Heacock, Freda; Routledge, Greta; Skelley, Gwen; Duncan, Joy; Allen, Mary; Anderson, Angela; Anderson, Gwen; Bailey, Margaret; et al

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Lone Pine Publishing: 1985

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2276314

ISBN: 0919433030

Condition: Very Good


Inscribed and signed by author on title page ('Cathie - Thank you for being such a good friend to Veronica (Ginny) and making her stay in Philly so pleasant, Sincerely, Wilma Clevette (Veronica's mom)'). Faint crease on front corner. 1985 Trade Paperback. 249, [7] pp. A collection of writings by wives of Royal Canadian Mounted Policemen, which inspired the CBC television miniseries of the same name. View more info