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Possessing the Secret of Joy

By: Walker, Alice

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197959

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Tiny crease on front jacket flap corner. 1992 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 286 pp. 8vo. A provocative novel about an African tribal woman’s battle with madness after the trauma of a childhood genital mutilation.Keywords: PULITZER PRIZE WINNER LITERATURE FICTION ALICE WALKER AFRICA AFRICAN GENITAL MUTILATION POSSESSING SECRET JOY SIGNED FIRST EDITION View more info

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By the Light of My Father's Smile: A Novel

By: Walker, Alice

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Random House: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200640

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 222 pp. 8vo. A family from the United States goes to the remote Sierras in Mexico--the writer-to-be, Susannah; her sister, Magdalena; her father and mother.  And there, amid an endangered band of mixed-race Blacks and Indians called the Mundo, they begin an encounter that will change them more than they could ever dream.  Moving back and forth in time, and among unforgettable characters an... View more info

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The Temple of My Familiar

By: Walker, Alice

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2273036

ISBN: 0151885338

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Top edge lightly foxed. 1989 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 416 pp. 8vo. Described by the author as 'a romance of the last 500,000 years,' The Temple of My Familiar follows a cast of interrelated characters, most of African descent, and each representing a different ethnic strain—ranging from diverse African tribes to the mixed bloods of Latin America—that contribute to the black experience in America. View more info

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Warrior Marks: Female Genital Mutilation and the Sexual Blinding of Women

By: Walker, Alice; Parmar, Pratibha

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Harcourt Brace & Company: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197291

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by Alice Walker without inscription on title page. 1993 Hard Cover. 373 pp. 8vo. The author of The Color Purple travels to Gambia, Senegal, and Burkina to interview a group of women trying to eliminate the traditional practice of female clitoral circumcision, a practice forced on women by the men of those societies. View more info

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Fly-Tying As an Art

By: Walker, C.F.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Herbert Jenkins: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276799

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, top page ridge and boards lightly foxed. 1957 Hard Cover. 128 pp. CONTENTS: Foreword; List of Illustrations; Artist or Craftsman?; Schools and Styles of Fly-dressing; Historical: The Sunk Fly - The Floating Fly; The Artist's Paintbox: Materials Old and New - Poultry Hackles - Collection and Storage; The Artist's Models; In the Studio - Duns, Spinners and Nymphs - Sedges, Gnats and Other Insects - Expedients and Devices; Index. View more info

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All Is Not Forgotten: A Novel

By: Walker, Wendy

Price: $7.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Press: 2016

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272870

ISBN: 1250097916

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Remainder mark. 2016 Hard Cover. 310 pp. Wendy Walker's All Is Not Forgotten begins in the small, affluent town of Fairview, Connecticut, where everything seems picture perfect. Until one night when young Jenny Kramer is attacked at a local party. In the hours immediately after, she is given a controversial drug to medically erase her memory of the violent assault. But, in the weeks and months that follow, as she heals from her physical wounds, and with no... View more info

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Mr. Sebastian and the Negro Magician: A Novel -- First Edition

By: Wallace, Daniel

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1504239

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Sticker remnant on rear jacket panel.Near Fine. 2007 Hard Cover. 257 pp. From the author of Big Fish comes this haunting, tender story that weaves a tragic secret, a mysterious meeting with the Devil, and a family of charming circus freaks recounting the extraordinary adventures of their friend Henry Walker, the Negro Magician. In the middle of a dusty Southern town, in the middle of the twentieth century, magician Henry Walker entertains crowds at Jeremia... View more info

The Fatal Five Minutes (Morrow Mystery)

By: Walling, R.A.J.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: William Morrow & Company: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2278350

Condition: Good


First edition. No jacket, spine head and spine base rubbed, spine slightly cocked, jacket flap tapped to front paste-down endpaper, rear hinge starting. 1932 Hard Cover. 296 pp. R. A. J. Walling's place in detective fiction is that of a competent practitioner of the British Golden Age novel. ... Philip Tolefree is the detective in most of Walling's books. Starting out as a private enquiry agent in non-criminal insurance matters, he takes on his first murder case in the F... View more info

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Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel

By: Walls, Jeannette

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Scribner, New York: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2098150

ISBN: 1416586288

Condition: Near Fine


First Edition. An exceptional copy.Near Fine. 2009 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 272 pp. Author of The Glass Castle. 'Those old cows knew trouble was coming before we did.' So begins the story of Lily Casey Smith, Jeannette Walls’s no-nonsense, resourceful, and spectacularly compelling grandmother. By age six, Lily was helping her father break horses. At fifteen, she left home to teach in a frontier town—riding five hundred miles on her po... View more info

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Jeremy and Hamlet

By: Walpole, Hugh

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York: George H. Doran Company: 1923

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2169670

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Minor biopredation to base of rear joint, jacket corners rubbed with minor loss.Very Good. 1923 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 305 pp. 8vo. A collection of short stories in a fictional English town called Polchester. Walpole's second Jeremy book. CONTENTS: Come Out of the Kitchen; Conscience-Money; The Dance; Saladin and the Black Bishop; Poodle; The Night Raiders; Young Baltimore; The Ruffians; The Picture-Book; Uncle ... View more info

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Hunting Upland Birds

By: Waterman, Charles F.; Vance, Joel

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Countrysport Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274338

ISBN: 092435772X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Front jacket flap creased. 1997 Hard Cover. xi, 332 pp. Who could improve on Waterman? Nobody -- except Waterman. Originally published a quarter of a century ago, Charley Waterman's Hunting Upland Birds has been newly updated with the latest information for today's wingshooter, along with the timeless advice on strategy, equipment, and bird behavior that made the original book an essential for upland hunters. View more info

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A Handful of Dust

By: Waugh, Evelyn

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart Incorporated: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2275754

Condition: Near Fine


First American edition. Lacks jacket. Spine faded, portion of jacket and small sticker on front endpaper. 1934 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 308 pp. 8vo. A satirical novel by the author of Decline and Fall, Brideshead Revisited, and Sword of Honour. 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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American Art Deco

By: Weber, Eva

Price: $10.00

Publisher: JG Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272189

ISBN: 1572153695

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket edges very lightly rubbed, a few very minor creases to jacket, jacket flaps very faintly toned. 2004 Large Hardcover. 112 pp. Art deco is a distinctive modernist style that took its name from the Exposition Internationale des Art Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes held in Parins in 1925. The popularity of art deco during the 1920s and 19302s influenced modernist designers in many fields: ceramics, textiles, interiors, glassware, furniture, as well a... View more info

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General Sherman's Christmas: Savannah, 1864

By: Weintraub, Stanley

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Smithsonian Books/Harper: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2265358

ISBN: 0061702986

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A nice copy. 2009 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xv, 238 pp. Historian Stanley Weintraub, author of Silent Night, combines two winning topics—Christmas and the Civil War—in General Sherman’s Christmas, new from Smithsonian Books. Focusing on the holiday season of 1864, when General Sherman relentlessly pushed his troops across Georgia to capture Savannah, General Sherman’s Christmas includes the voices of soldiers and civ... View more info

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Dragons of a Fallen Sun (Drangonlance: The War of Souls, Volume I)

By: Weis, Margaret; Hickman, Tracy

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Wizards of the Coast: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2268586

ISBN: 0786915641

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine base lightly bumped. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 548 pp. The War of Souls. The people of Krynn have known war in past ages. Some are still alive who remember the triumph of good at the conclusion of the War of the Lance. Still more remember the devastation of the Chaos War, which ended the Fourth Age of the world. But now a new war is about to begin, more terrible than any have known. This war is one for the ... View more info

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Class Reunion

By: Werfel, Franz; Chambers, Whittaker (Translator)

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Simon and Schuster: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2197647

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Includes original jacket. Jacket lightly toned with minor wear to edges, minor crease on front jacket flap. 1929 Hard Cover. 204 pp. A novel by the author of Forty Days of Musa Dagh. Class Reunion (original title: Der Abituriententag) is a novel by Franz Werfel first published in German in 1928... In 1974 a German language television movie with the same title was produced for the ZDF. It was directed by Eberhard Itzenplitz and starred Hans Jaray, ... View more info

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The Constant Sinner (Babe Gordon)

By: West, Mae

Price: $150.00

Publisher: The Macaulay Company, New York: 1931

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 1926257

Condition: Very Good


First thus. 4th printing, following three printings under a different title. Includes scarce jacket with colorful headshot of the protagonist Babe Gordon (jacket art by 'Polly'). 1 inch tear to jacket base with minor loss from corners, rear jacket panel & reverse of spine stained, jacket lightly toned & soiled.Good. 1931 Hard Cover. vi, 313 pp. 8vo. Original orange cloth, maroon titles, orange top page ridge. West's first novel. Originally released as Babe Gordon, it was... View more info

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Rosemary for Remembrance

By: West, Yvonne

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Fithian Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 1514665

ISBN: 1564742024

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Inscribed and signed by author on title page ('For my dear friend, Elizabeth Pettet, warmest wishes, Yvonne West'). 1997 Hard Cover. 190 pp. Yvonne West is a lifelong lover of the arts. Her father was an American artist, and did much painting in Corsica; her mother was a French concert pianist. Yvonne was educated in France, England, and the United States. She is a graduate of Vassar College, and has worked as a translator, interpreter, and language tutor.... View more info

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Certain People

By: Wharton, Edith

Price: $125.00

Publisher: D. Appleton and Company: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1865239

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket toned, jacket corners rubbed with minor loss, ink gift note on front endpaper. 1930 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 232 pp. 8vo. Original navy blue cloth, gilt titles & border. A short story collection by the Pulitzer Prize winning author best known for The Age of Innocence and Ethan Frome. Brenni 26: Contains Atrophy, A Bottle of Perrier, After Holbein, Dieu d'Amour, The Refugees, and Mr. Jones. View more info

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Fighting France: From Dunkerque to Belport (The War on All Fronts, Volume III [3]) [Dunkirk]

By: Wharton, Edith

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1915

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2093269

Condition: Very Good


1918 printing. Top corner lightly stained. 1915 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 238 pp. 8vo. Map and photographic plates. 'The whole civilian part of the country seems merged in one symbolic figure, carrying help and hope to the fighters... The only death the Frenchmen fear is not the death in the trenches, but death in the extinction of their national ideal.' This is the France that Mrs. Wharton sees.' – Boston Transcript View more info

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Birdy

By: Wharton, William

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199136

ISBN: 0394425693

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Edges slightly faded, jacket flaps lightly toned. 1978 Hard Cover. 309, [1] pp. 8vo. Author's first book. Hailed upon its publication as a classic for readers not yet born (Philadelphia Inquirer), Birdy is an inventive, hypnotic novel about friendship and family, dreaming and surviving, love and war, madness and beauty, and, above all, birdness. It tells the story of Al, a bold, hot-tempered boy whose goals in life are to life weights and pick up girls,... View more info

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The Money Trap

By: White, Lionel

Price: $75.00

Publisher: E.P. Dutton & Co. Inc.: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2080284

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Very good in good jacket. Front & end matter faintly foxed, jacket rubbed & lightly toned with minor tears along edges, small portion of front jacket flap corner clipped ($3.50 list price still present). 1963 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 189 pp. 8vo. Inspiration for the 1965 Burt Kennedy film starring Glenn Ford (Joe Baron) and Elke Sommer (Lisa Baron), which also featured Ricardo Montalban (as Joe's partner Pete Delanos). The ... View more info

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The Book of Merlyn: The Unpublished Conclusion to The Once and Future King

By: White, T.H.; Warner, Sylvia Townsend

Price: $20.00

Publisher: University of Texas Press: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2270170

ISBN: 0292707185

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine lightly toned, jacket edges lightly rubbed. Top page ridge very faintly foxed, ink date on front endpaper. 1977 Large Hardcover. xx, 137 pp. The unpublished conclusion to The Once and Future King. An evocative and exciting tale of wizardry and war, this magnificent fantasy of the last days of King Arthur, his faithful magician and his animal teachers, completes the tragedy and romance of T. H. White's masterpiece The Once and Future King. View more info

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Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

By: Wiggin, Kate Douglas

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company / The Riverside Press: 1903

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2198464

Condition: Good


First edition, later state, BAL binding A (1/16 inch publisher text on spine; p. 325 - Don't turn in at the side; p. 327 - glowing in the October sun). Hinges weak, ink gift note on front endpapers. 1903 Hard Cover. 327 pp. Original light olive cloth with idyllic picture plate on front cover, dark green titles & leaf design with peach flowers on spine. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm is a classic American 1903 children's novel by Kate Douglas Wiggin. Rebecca Rowena Randall go... View more info

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The Catbird's Song: Prose Pieces, 1963-1995

By: Wilbur, Richard

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Harcourt Brace & Company: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2277110

ISBN: 0151002541

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Top edge lightly foxed, pages very faintly toned. 1997 Hard Cover. xii, 242 pp. The Catbird's Song is a selection of prose pieces, on a variety of topics, by one of the most distinguished poets and translators of our times, Richard Wilbur. These lectures, letters, reviews, addresses, prefaces, and interviews-what Wilbur calls the prose by-products of a poet's life-not only reveal the ideas and concerns that inform his remarkable oeuvre but also offer fresh... View more info

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Soldiers in Hiding: A Novel

By: Wiley, Richard

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Atlantic Monthly Press: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2274251

ISBN: 0871130467

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author on half-title page without inscription. Jacket very faintly toned. Light smudge on top page ridge, very faint odor of smoke. 1986 Hard Cover. 199 pp. Author's first novel. Thirty years after World War II, Japanese-American jazz musician Teddy Maki is still haunted by his friend Jimmy Yamamoto's wartime death and his own failure to disobey a commanding officer's order to shoot an American prisoner. View more info

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Statecraft as Soulcraft: What Government Does

By: Will, George F.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276828

ISBN: 0671427334

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket flaps taped down. Underlining in first two chapters, ink name on front endpaper. 1983 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 186 pp. The conservative thinker and columnist reflects on the fundamental beliefs of American political theory, questioning the sufficiency of the principle of competing self-interests as a basis for society and arguing for a more broadly based interpretation of the role of government. View more info

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Forgotten Valor: The Memoirs, Journals, & Civil War Letters of Orlando B. Willcox

By: Willcox, Orlando B.; Scott, Robert Garth

Price: $12.00

Publisher: The Kent State University Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2265362

ISBN: 0873386280

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket edges lightly bumped. 1999 Hard Cover. xxxii, 720 pp. The papers of Major General Orlando Bolivar Willcox, one of the most prominent division commanders in the Union army, were recently discovered locked in a trunk in a Washington, D.C., attic, virtually untouched since his death nearly a century ago. Editor Robert Garth Scott has sifted through what is arguably the largest collection of Civil War-related material to surface in fifty years. From his... View more info

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City of Golden Shadow (Otherland, Volume 1) (DAW Book Collectors No. 1045)

By: Williams, Tad

Price: $15.00

Publisher: DAW Books, Inc.: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2206975

Condition: Fine


First edition, first printing with full number line. Sharp corners, binding square, oft-scraped gilt jacket design unscathed and protected under fresh mylar. An exceptional copy. 1997 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiii, [1], 770 pp. 8vo. Surrounded by secrecy, it is home to the wildest dreams and darkest nightmares. Incredible amounts of money have been lavished on it. The best minds of two generations have labored to build it. And somehow, bi... View more info