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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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The Quest for Wilhelm Reich: A Critical Biography

By: Wilson, Colin

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Anchor Press/Doubleday: 1981

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 2287939

ISBN: 0385018452

Condition: Near Fine


First American edition. Very minor loss to jacket spine head, minor wear to jacket. 1981 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xv, 272 pp. Deckled edge. Wilhelm Reich is variously known as a brilliant psychoanalyst, the founder of orgone energy, the author of several controversial books - including The Function of the Orgasm - and a man who died in jail, the subject of government harassment. In this fascinating critical biography, Colin Wilson examines Reich's life an ideas against the background of the shifting cultural and political currents of he twentieth century. Drawi... View more info

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Beyond the Outsider: The Philosophy of the Future

By: Wilson, Colin

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287940

Condition: Good


First edition. Half-inch chip to jacket spine head, half-inch tear along jacket spine base. Bookplate on front paste-down endpaper, pencil name and date on front endpaper, underlining and marginalia throughout. 1965 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 236 pp. In the sixth and last book of the Outsider series, Colin Wilson attacks the doom prophets of existentialism with a different, more accurate philosophy. He notes that the existentialism of the early 20th century is due mainly to poor thinking habits & erroneous self-pity. He describes his idea of peak experiences?time... View more info

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Bernard Shaw: A Reassessment

By: Wilson, Colin

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Atheneum: 1969

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 2287941

Condition: Near Fine


First American edition. Jacket edges lightly bumped. Bookplate on front paste-down endpaper. 1969 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiv, 306 pp. Part biography, part critical study, this engrossing book probes many questions: Was Shaw generous or small, modest or conceited, oversexed or undersexed? Was he a subtle artist or crude propagandist? The emerging portrait is one of a kaleidoscopic human being... View more info

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The Mind Parasites

By: Wilson, Colin

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Arkham House: 1967

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 2287942

Condition: Near Fine


First American edition. Jacket spine and rear jacket panel lightly toned, jacket edges lightly rubbed. 1967 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxi, 222 pp. Frank Utpatel jacket art. A novel which drew comparisons to H.P. Lovecraft and H.G. Wells. Wilson has blended H.P. Lovecraft’s dark vision with his own revolutionary philosophy and unique narrative powers to produce a stunning, high-tension story of vaulting imagination. A professor makes a horrifying discovery while excavating a sinister archeological site. For over 200 years, mind parasites have been lurking in th... View more info

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The Philosopher's Stone: A Novel

By: Wilson, Colin

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Arthur Barker Limited: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287943

ISBN: 0213177900

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Bookplate on front paste-down endpaper, spine very slightly cocked. 1969 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 315 pp. Wilson probably has earned a reputation more as a scholar & biographer than as a novelist; but this novel, originally published in 1969, proves that he possesses significant skills in the area of fiction as well. He weaves a great deal of speculation into the meaning of existence & the future of the species into the plot; so much so that the book at times seems as much a work of philosophy as of fiction. The story centers on the experiences o... View more info

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Origins of the Sexual Impulse

By: Wilson, Colin

Price: $25.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnma's Sons: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287944

Condition: Good


First edition. No jacket. Bookplate on front paste-down endpaper, underlining and marginalia throughout. 1963 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 263 pp. What role does sex play in man's total being? This is Mr. Wilson's question. The Origins Of The Sexual Impulse is his fascinating and evocative analysis of it in all it's implications, and his pursuit of an answer leads him to ask: What is normal sex? and What is sexual perversion? 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 visiting Russian author ignores everyone to fawn over Cuthbert's golfing prowess.—One man loses his fiance when he discover... View more info

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The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin

By: Wood, Gordon S.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Penguin Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2291127

ISBN: 159420019X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Light sticker ghosting on front wrapper, jacket edges very lightly rubbed. A near fine copy in a very good jacket. 2004 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, 299, [1] pp. From the preeminent historian of the Revolution (Jonathan Yardley), a groundbreaking study, many years in the making, of Benjamin Franklin the man, Benjamin Franklin the myth, and the roots of American character. Central to America's idea of itself is the character of Benjamin Franklin. We all know him, or think we do: In recent works and in our inherited conventional wisdom, he remain... 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 product of his place and time--a period of upheaval that straddled the medieval and modern worlds. It was a time of great tensi... View more info

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L.A. Dead (Stone Barrington)

By: Woods, Stuart

Price: $7.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287702

ISBN: 0399146644

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Top edge of jacket lightly bumped. Address label on front endpaper. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 338 pp. In this action-packed thriller, Stone Barrington, an ex-cop turned lawyer, becomes caught between a woman abandoned on the altar and another suspected of murder. 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 the story of this young black man caught in a downward spiral after he kills a young white woman in a brief moment of panic.... 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 moment of panic. Set in Chicago in the 1930s, Wright's powerful novel is an unsparing reflection on the poverty and feelings of ... View more info

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Northern Haida Master Carvers

By: Wright, Robin K.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: University of Washington Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287342

ISBN: 0295980842

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An excellent copy. 2001 Hard Cover. xiii, 385 pp. The art of the Haida of the Queen Charlotte Islands and Alaska ranks among the most sophisticated and spectacular art traditions of the world. While Haida art has long been recognized as central to the development of the highly formalized northern Northwest Coast style of design, it has often been viewed as somewhat static and anonymous. Robin K. Wright highlights for the first time the distinctive achievements of several of the most important Northern Haida artists and analyzes the art historical developments and stylistic chang... 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 in the wild, and must face the choice of leaving forever or revealing the terrible truth behind what has happened. A rivetin... 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 unexpected return of Claude, Edgar's paternal uncle, turmoil consumes the Sawtelles' once peaceful home. When Edgar's father dies ... 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, Edgar comes of age in the wild, and must face the choice of leaving forever or revealing the terrible truth behind what has happe... 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. Struggling for survival, Edgar comes of age in the wild, and must face the choice of leaving forever or revealing the terrible truth... 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 Almondine, Edgar's lifelong friend and ally. But with the unexpected return of Claude, Edgar's paternal uncle, turmoil consumes the... View more info

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The Story of Edgar Sawtelle: A Novel

By: Wroblewski, David

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2291996

ISBN: 0061768065

Condition: Near Fine


First edition, first printing, in first state jacket (no Oprah's Book Club mention). Corners lightly rubbed. 2008 Hard Cover. 576 pp. 8vo. 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 unexpected return of Claude, Edgar's paternal uncle, turmoil consumes the Sawtelles' once peaceful home. When Edgar's fat... View more info

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Two Worlds of Andrew Wyeth: A Conversation with Andrew Wyeth

By: Wyeth, Andrew; Hoving, Thomas

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286732

ISBN: 0395270898

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket spine head previously mended with tape on reverse side, jacket edges rubbed. Spine slightly cocked, page ridges faintly foxed, address label on front paste-down endpaper. 1978 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. In this intimate and profound portrait, the former Metropolitan Museum director elicits extended and revealing dialogue from the artist, revealing the philosophy and spirit of his art. 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 Sol and Zyzzyva. Lois-Ann Yamanaka is a fresh new voice in poetry and prose: irreverent, sensual, street-smart, and passionate... 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 them, and only Anah, the eldest, will grow to adulthood. But the ghosts of the dead children are afraid to leave the grounds o... 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 Boy, as she seeks to come to terms with the three children she aborted. In sequences alternating between the past and the prese... 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 hands dealing with her budding diva of a little sister. But it is the men in her life that really have her running in circles: ... 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 and friends say. But now Emi-Lou fears that Von is going somewhere she can't follow. Yon has feelings for Babes, an older girl... 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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Revolutionary Road

By: Yates, Richard

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 1961

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2207585

Condition: Good


2nd printing. Former library copy with usual marks. Previous owner attempted, clumsily, to remove the library mylar and lift the pasted-down jacket flaps from the endpapers - the result is two closed tears to the jacket panels (which we repaired on the reverse with Japanese tissue), and a ragged edge to the front jacket flap. The jacket is now protected under fresh mylar. Without the library marks, the book itself would be somewhere between very good and near fine. 1961 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 337 pp. 8vo. The first full-length novel by Richard Yates, examinin... View more info