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The Lively Anatomy of God: Stories

By: Willard, Nancy

Price: $50.00  $40.00

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  $24.00

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  $28.00

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  $32.00

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

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

Price: $75.00  $60.00

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  $12.00

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  $180.00

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  $40.00

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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Starseekers

By: Wilson, Colin

Price: $8.00  $6.40

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1980

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 2287938

ISBN: 0385172532

Condition: Near Fine


First American edition. Minor general wear. 1980 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. 271 pp. ...charts the voyage of man's discovery of the universe, from Stonehenge and the pyramids to the Theory of Relativity and the discovery of black holes, quasars and pulsars. Drawing from many branches of knowledge for an original vision of this intellectual quest, Colin Wilson's direct and challenging history of cosmology embraces religion, philosophy, s... View more info

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The Quest for Wilhelm Reich: A Critical Biography

By: Wilson, Colin

Price: $20.00  $16.00

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 examine... View more info

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Beyond the Outsider: The Philosophy of the Future

By: Wilson, Colin

Price: $20.00  $16.00

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 e... View more info

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Bernard Shaw: A Reassessment

By: Wilson, Colin

Price: $10.00  $8.00

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  $48.00

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 ho... View more info

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The Philosopher's Stone: A Novel

By: Wilson, Colin

Price: $30.00  $24.00

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 plo... View more info

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Origins of the Sexual Impulse

By: Wilson, Colin

Price: $25.00  $20.00

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  $24.00

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  $5.60

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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L.A. Dead (Stone Barrington)

By: Woods, Stuart

Price: $7.00  $5.60

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  $400.00

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  $20.00

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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Northern Haida Master Carvers

By: Wright, Robin K.

Price: $35.00  $28.00

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 achievem... View more info

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The Story of Edgar Sawtelle: A Novel

By: Wroblewski, David

Price: $5.00  $4.00

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  $4.00

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  $4.00

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  $2.40

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  $2.40

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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Two Worlds of Andrew Wyeth: A Conversation with Andrew Wyeth

By: Wyeth, Andrew; Hoving, Thomas

Price: $15.00  $12.00

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  $20.00

Publisher: Bamboo Ridge Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282636

ISBN: 0910043310

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1993 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 143 pp. This is a work of fiction during which the characters interact in the form of poetic novellas. Born on the island of Molokai and presently living in Kahalu'u, Yamanaka's poems have appeared in such journals as BAMBOO RIDGE: THE HAWAII WRITER'S QUARTERLY, Michigan Quarterly Review, PARNASSUS, Puerto del S... View more info

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Behold the Many: A Novel

By: Yamanaka, Lois-Ann

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282637

ISBN: 0374110158

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Publisher's card (also signed) laid in. A very nice copy. 2006 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 341 pp. Behold the Many is the eerily beautiful story of three young sisters, Anah, Aki, and Leah. In 1913, they are sent away from their family for treatment for tuberculosis to an orphanage in Hawaii’s Kalihi Valley. Of the three, two will die there, in spite of the nuns’ best efforts to save t... View more info

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Blu's Hanging: A Novel

By: Yamanaka, Lois-Ann

Price: $15.00  $12.00

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