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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... View more info

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Alexander and the State Council: Bureaucracy and Counter-Reform in Late Imperial Russia

By: Whelan, Heide W.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Rutgers University Press: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285411

ISBN: 0813509424

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 1982 Hard Cover. 258 pp. In a society supposedly ruled by an autocratic Tsar, who actually governed? Heide Whelan looks at one critical and influential institution, the State Council - the consultative legislative organ of the autocracy - and finds that this collection of bureaucrats had interests and views of their own often at odds with those of Alexander III. By 1881, when Alexander became Tsar, the State Council was composed of specia... 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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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... 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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The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder

By: Wilder, Laura Ingalls; Anderson, William

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Harper: 2016

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285511

ISBN: 0062419684

Condition: Fine


First edition. A fine copy. 2016 Hard Cover. xxvii, 395 pp. Available for the first time and collected in one volume, the letters of one of America’s most beloved authors, Laura Ingalls Wilder—a treasure trove that offers new and unexpected understanding of her life and work. The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder is a vibrant, deeply personal portrait of this revered American author, illuminating her thoughts, travels, philosophies, writing career, and dealing... 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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In the Salt Marsh: Poems

By: Willard, Nancy

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2282581

ISBN: 1400042291

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 2004 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 52 pp. In this strong, appealing collection, Nancy Willard shares her passion for observing the mysteries of the natural world, particularly the flora and fauna of Cape Cod and the Hudson Valley, where many of these poems are set. We see, through her eyes, the coming of darkness to an empty orchard, the retreat of deer at dusk, and the breakup of a river with the onset of spri... View more info

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The Lively Anatomy of God: Stories

By: Willard, Nancy

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Eakins Press: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282583

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author. Review copy with slip and author photo laid in. A very nice copy. 1968 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 95 pp. The stories in Nancy Willard s first book are about how the life of the imagination dwells in and shapes reality. Faith takes root in the insignificant, says one of her narrators. And further: ...the faith we have gathered from generations of Sundays was no match for this greater faith in the reality of d... View more info

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Things Invisible to See: A Novel

By: Willard, Nancy

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282584

ISBN: 0394540581

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1984 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 263 pp. Author's first novel. A freak accident leaves Clare Bishop paralyzed from the waist down, but with the ability to see the future, enter the bodies of animals, and talk with Death. View more info

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Sister Water: A Novel

By: Willard, Nancy

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282585

ISBN: 0679407022

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1993 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 255 pp. Jessie Woolman and her family are suddenly faced with unforseen tragedy. Her mind is beginning to wander, and Ellen, her newly widowed daugher is being pursued by a mercenary man, Harvey Mack. Enter Sam Theopolis. Hired to care for Jessie, he becomes both Harvey's rival and a healing presence for all. That is, until crisis descends... View more info

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19 Masks for the Naked Poet

By: Willard, Nancy

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Kayak Books, Inc.: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282635

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. One of 1200 copies. A very nice copy. 1971 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. Unpaginated. Drawings by Regina Shekerjian. In these nineteen poems Willard muses on her poet's masks and poetry tasks of creation and transformation. View more info

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The Tale of Paradise Lost

By: Willard, Nancy; Milton, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2282580

ISBN: 0689850972

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 2004 Hard Cover. ix, 150 pp. A new prose adaptation of John Milton's epic poem tells the amazing story of Lucifer's rebellion, the war between Heaven and Hell, and the fall of Adam and Eve. Retold by Nancy Willard. Illustrated by Jude Daly. View more info

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In His Country (The Generation New Poet Series, Volume IV)

By: Willard, Nancy; Squires, Radcliffe; White, George Abbott

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Generation: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282582

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket spine very faintly toned. 1966 Hard Cover. 56 pp. Author's first poetry collection. 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

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White Mule

By: Williams, William Carlos; Laughlin, James

Price: $225.00

Publisher: New Directions: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2130110

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Spine & edges toned, pages lightly toned, jacket toned with stain along spine. 1937 Hard Cover. 293 pp. 8vo. A novel by the author praised by Ezra Pound as 'the first prose writer in America, the best prose writer who now gets into print.' The book follows the lives of the Stecher family, who are immigrants in pre-war New York. View more info

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Cardiac Clinics: A Mayo Clinic Monograph

By: Willius, Fredrick A.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: C.V. Mosby Company: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276016

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Ink name on front endpaper. 1941 Hard Cover. 276 pp. CONTENTS: Signs and Symptoms; Diseases of the Pericardium; Rheumatic Heart Disease; Bacterial Endocarditis; Cardiovascular Syphilis; Hypertensive Heart Disease; Coronary Disease; Thyroid Disease; Congenital Heart Disease; Function States; Disturbances of Cardiac Rhythm; Treatment and Management; Historic Excerpts; Miscellaneous Topics. View more info

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Among the Mad (A Maisie Dobbs Novel)

By: Winspear, Jacqueline

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276310

ISBN: 0805082166

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A bit smoky. 2009 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 303 pp. In the thrilling new novel by the New York Times bestselling author of An Incomplete Revenge, Maisie Dobbs must catch a madman before he commits murder on an unimaginable scale. It’s Christmas Eve 1931. On the way to see a client, Maisie Dobbs witnesses a man commit suicide on a busy London street. The following day, the prime minister’s office receives a letter threate... View more info

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Golf Without Tears [Published in the U.K. as The Clicking of Cuthbert]

By: Wodehouse, P.G. [Pelham Grenville]

Price: $30.00

Publisher: George H. Doran Company: 1924

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2195725

Condition: Good


First American edition. Hinges starting, evidence of previous repair to spine, ink name & date on front flyleaf. 1924 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. ix, 330 pp. 8vo. Golf and love—the two primal obsessions.P. G. Wodehouse displays his most uproarious storytelling and never-ending jollity in these tales of lovers on the links.—Cuthbert Banks, champion golfer, wins the heart of his beloved Adeline, who won't give him the time of day until a ... View more info

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Shakespeare

By: Wood, Michael

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Basic Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283945

ISBN: 0465092640

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Half inch tear along bottom edge of rear jacket panel. Faint stain on top page ridge. 2003 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. 352 pp. A brilliant piece of historical investigative journalism, Shakespeare is a fresh telling of the playwright's life based on a wide range of newly discovered sources, such as police and torture records. Rather than approaching Shakespeare as an isolated genius, Wood argues that he was very much a pr... View more info

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Native Son

By: Wright, Richard; Fisher, Dorothy Canfield

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283470

Condition: Very Good


First edition, first state (navy blue cloth, not grey). Includes new facsimile dust jacket. Minor wear to corners, front free endpaper removed, rear endpaper just beginning to split along hinge, but binding holding tightly. 1940 Hard Cover. xi, [1], 359, [1] pp. 8vo. Introduction by Dorothy Canfield Fisher. Right from the start, Bigger Thomas had been headed for jail. It could have been for assault or petty larceny; by chance, it was for murder and rape. Native Son tells... View more info

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Native Son

By: Wright, Richard; Fisher, Dorothy Canfield

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1940

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2285241

Condition: Very Good


Book club edition. Book club insert mounted on front endpaper, jacket a bit toned with minor loss from corners. 1940 Hard Cover. xi, [1], 359, [1] pp. 8vo. Introduction by Dorothy Canfield Fisher. Right from the start, Bigger Thomas had been headed for jail. It could have been for assault or petty larceny; by chance, it was for murder and rape. Native Son tells the story of this young black man caught in a downward spiral after he kills a young white woman in a brief mom... View more info

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The Story of Edgar Sawtelle: A Novel

By: Wroblewski, David

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Ecco: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1524274

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Lightly rubbed. 2008 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 566 pp. Author's first novel. Born mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life on his family's farm in remote northern Wisconsin where they raise and train an extraordinary breed of dog. But when tragedy strikes, Edgar is forced to flee into the vast neighboring wilderness, accompanied by only three yearling pups. Struggling for survival, Edgar comes of age... View more info

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The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

By: Wroblewski, David

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Ecco: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1525853

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket lightly rubbed.Very Good. 2008 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 566 pp. 9 x 6 1/2. Author's first novel. Born mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life with his parents on their farm in remote northern Wisconsin. For generations, the Sawtelles have raised and trained a fictional breed of dog whose thoughtful companionship is epitomized by Almondine, Edgar's lifelong friend and ally. But with the unexp... View more info

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle: A Novel

By: Wroblewski, David

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1526450

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Includes original jacket. Lightly rubbed.Very Good. 2008 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 566 pp. Born mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life on his family's farm in remote northern Wisconsin where they raise and train an extraordinary breed of dog. But when tragedy strikes, Edgar is forced to flee into the vast neighboring wilderness, accompanied by only three yearling pups. Struggling for survival, Edga... View more info

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The Story of Edgar Sawtelle: A Novel

By: Wroblewski, David

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Ecco: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1532167

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Includes original jacket. Lightly rubbed.Very Good. 2008 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 566 pp. Author's first novel. Born mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life on his family's farm in remote northern Wisconsin where they raise and train an extraordinary breed of dog. But when tragedy strikes, Edgar is forced to flee into the vast neighboring wilderness, accompanied by only three yearling pups. Struggl... View more info

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The Story of Edgar Sawtelle: A Novel

By: Wroblewski, David

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1539937

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Author's first novel. Includes original jacket. Lightly rubbed, Oprah's Book Club sticker on front jacket panel.Very Good. 2008 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 576 pp. Born mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life with his parents on their farm in remote northern Wisconsin. For generations, the Sawtelles have raised and trained a fictional breed of dog whose thoughtful companionship is epitomized by Almond... 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