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Minstrel Weather

By: Storm, Marian

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Harper & Borthers: 1920

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294746

Condition: Near Fine


First edition (K-U code on copyright). Sticker on front jacket flap. 1920 Hard Cover. 100 pp. Woodcuts by Clinton Balmer. Nature in her many moods is here delightfully interpreted in essays that form a calendar of the seasons. View more info

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The Minister's Wooing

By: Stowe, Harriet Beecher

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Derby and Jackson: 1859

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283722

Condition: Good


First American edition, third state. BAL 19407. Sabin 92440. Spine faded, ink and pencil name and small owner plate on front endpapers, corners slightly exposed, stain on front board, light stains on a few pages. 1859 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 578 pp. 8vo. Original brown blind-stamped cloth, bronze titles. A novel by the famous abolitionist and author of Uncle Tom's Cabin. This edition was preceded by two London editions issued the same year, which included a preface by Stowe not included here. View more info

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Aquaboogie: A Novel in Stories

By: Straight, Susan

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Milkweed Editions: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282490

ISBN: 091594359X

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 1990 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 195 pp. Author's first book. Milkweed National Fiction Prize. Straight writes with tenderness and insight about the lives of people from the Westside, a black neighborhood in a large southern California city--but it isn't the California everyone knows or thinks they know. View more info

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Blacker Than a Thousand Midnights

By: Straight, Susan

Price: $12.00  $9.60

Publisher: Hyperion: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282491

ISBN: 0786860030

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!. 388 pp. Darnell Tucker has more to think about than the average twenty-year-old. A resident of impoverished Rio Seco, California, he works part time as the lone black member of the fire department and will soon be a father. Though he loves his job, cutbacks to the state budget force him to search for new work, and the low-paying positions he finds rival firefighting in their peril. On two of the jobs, he's mistaken for a criminal by the police; coming home from ... View more info

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The Gettin Place

By: Straight, Susan

Price: $12.00  $9.60

Publisher: Hyperion: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282492

ISBN: 0786860863

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!. 488 pp. In the third novel by the author of Blacker Than a Thousand Midnights, the Thompson clan tries to deal with the chaos after their family patriarch finds the burning bodies of two white women on his property and is then accidentally gunned down by police. View more info

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Highwire Moon

By: Straight, Susan

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282493

ISBN: 0618056149

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 306 pp. Two generations of women--Serafina, a Mexican-Indian girl who emigrates illegally to California, and her daughter, Elvia, separated from her mother when Serafina is deported--struggle to maintain their dignity amidst the frequently brutal world of migrant farm labor. By the author of Aquaboogie. View more info

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I Been in Sorrow's Kitchen and Licked Out All the Pots: A Novel

By: Straight, Susan

Price: $12.00  $9.60

Publisher: Hyperion: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282494

ISBN: 1562829637

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1992 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 355 pp. The story she tells is as monumental as its main character. In 1959, 13-year-old Marietta Cook lives with her ailing mother in the tiny, Gullah-speaking village of Pine Gardens, S.C. They eke out a precarious existence by gardening, fishing and selling handwoven baskets by the roadside. Marietta, who is descended on her dead father's side from a slave the townspeople remember as Africa woman, is far darker-skinned than anyone else in the community, and s... View more info

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A Million Nightingales: A Novel

By: Straight, Susan

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Pantheon Books: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2282495

ISBN: 0375423648

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 2006 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 340 pp. A haunting, beautifully written novel set in early-nineteenth-century Louisiana: the tale of a slave girl’s journey—emotional and physical—from captivity to freedom. Susan Straight has been called “a writer of exceptional gifts and grace” (Joyce Carol Oates). In A Million Nightingales she brings those gifts to bear on the story of Moinette, daughter of an African mother and a white father she never knew. While her mother cares for the plantation linens, Moinette tends to the master... View more info

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The Case of the Missing Moonstone (The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency, No. 1)

By: Stratford, Jordan

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2297760

ISBN: 038575440X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 2015 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 219 pp. Lady Ada Byron, age eleven, is a genius. Isolated, awkward and a bit rude—but a genius. Mary Godwin, age fourteen, is a romantic. Adventurous, astute, and kind, Mary is to become Ada’s first true friend. And together, the girls conspire to form the Wollstonecraft Detective Agency—a secret constabulary for the apprehension of clever criminals. Their first case involves a stolen heirloom, a false confession, and an array of fishy suspects. But it’s no match for the deductive powers and... View more info

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The Case of the Girl in Grey (The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency, No. 2)

By: Stratford, Jordan

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2016

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2297761

ISBN: 0385754442

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 2016 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 195 pp. The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency was supposed to be a secret constabulary, but after the success of their first case, all of London knows that Lady Ada and Mary are the girls to go to if you have a problem. Their latest case is a puzzler indeed: A dead father, a missing will, an escaped lunatic, and a hasty engagement. How does it all connect? With the help (and sometimes hindrance) of their sisters Jane and Allegra, these girls break codes, break a girl out of the hospital, and break up ... View more info

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Laddie: A True Blue Story

By: Stratton-Porter, Gene

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company: 1913

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199349

Condition: Good


First edition, first state. Front hinge just starting, a few small spots along cover edge. 1913 Hard Cover. 602 pp. Original blue cloth, white titles and flowers on cover, endpapers and first 10 pages before text decorated with illustrations, color frontispiece. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Gene Stratton-Porter (August 17, 1863 – December 6, 1924) was an American author, amateur naturalist, wildlife photographer, and one of the earliest women to form a movie studio and production company. She wrote some of the best-selling novels and well-received columns in magazines of the day. Born Geneva Grace Stra... View more info

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Michael O'Halloran

By: Stratton-Porter, Gene

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company: 1915

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2297869

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket. Board edges rubbed, a few light spots on page ridges, ink name and address on Contents page recto. 1915 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 560 pp. Illustrations by Frances Rogers. This early 20th-century classic chronicles the adventures of an orphaned newspaper boy in his hand-to-hand scuffle with life in a Midwestern metropolis. Gene Stratton-Porter's faith in the healing power of nature is also apparent, in a lovingly depicted tamarack swamp set near the city. View more info

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Ship-Bored

By: Street, Julian

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: John Lane Company: 1912

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2303247

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket. Top edge of front board rubbed. 1912 Small Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 48 pp. Illustrated by May Wilson Preston. This is an original, most amusing and highly realistic account of the longing for firm earth experienced by all those who are ship bored, or seasick. A trip across the ocean, as described in this little book, will certainly appeal to every one's sense of humor. View more info

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Fombombo

By: Stribling, T.S. [Thomas Sigismund]

Price: $250.00  $200.00

Publisher: The Century Co.: 1923

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2291115

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Lacks scarce jacket. Spine slightly faded, pencil name on front endpaper. 1923 Hard Cover. 311, [3] pp. 8vo. A humorous romantic novel set in Venezuela, by the Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Vaiden Trilogy (volume two, entitled The Store, won him the prize). Fombombo was Stribling's third novel, published just a year after Birthright, which was originally serialized in Century magazine, and is considered his first serious effort at a long-form work (The Cruise of the Dry Dock, published in 1917, was his first attempt, but was seen as somewhat derivative). Birthright put St... View more info

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A New Chapter of Erie: The Story of Erie's Reorganization, 1938-1941

By: Sturgis, Henry S.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Erie: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2301159

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket. Light smudge on rear board. 1948 Hard Cover. vii, 64 pp. History of the Erie Railroad's bankruptcy and reorganization under Section 77 of the Bankruptcy Act. View more info

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Set This House on Fire

By: Styron, William

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Random House: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2297090

Condition: Good


First edition. General wear to jacket. Spine slightly cocked, front hinge starting. 1960 Hard Cover. 507 pp. Shortly after World War II, in the village of Sambuco, Italy, two men—Virginia attorney Peter Leverett and South Carolina artist Cass Kinsolving—crossed paths with Mason Flagg. They both had their own reactions to the gregarious and charismatic movie mogul’s son. For the impressionable Peter, it was something close to awe. For the alcoholic Cass, it was unsettled rage. Then, after the rape and murder of a peasant girl, Mason’s body was found at the base of a cliff—an apparent ... View more info

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The United States Marine Corps in the Civil War: The Final Year

By: Sullivan, David M.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: White Mane Books: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2296352

ISBN: 1572492147

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket edges lightly rubbed. 2000 Hard Cover. xi, 325 pp. Includes black-and-white illustrations. This title covers the final year of the Marine Corps' experience in the Civil War. View more info

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Sun Ra: The Immeasurable Equation - The Collected Poetry and Prose

By: Sun Ra; Wolf, James L.; Geerken, Hartmut

Price: $125.00  $100.00

Publisher: Waitawhile: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2195260

ISBN: 3833426594

Condition: Fine


Sealed in plastic. 2005 Hard Cover. 544 pp. 8vo. 'This edition presents Sun Ra's collected poetry and prose for the first time.' His works were originally scattered among numerous self-published pamphlets and other publications, so collecting them in one place was no easy task. From the jacket: 'A talented pianist and composer in his own right, Sun Ra (1914 - 1993) founded and conducted one of jazz's last great big bands from the 1950s until he left planet Earth. Few only know that he also was a gifted thinker and poet. Sun Ra's poetry leaves everything behind what's called contemporary, and f... View more info

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The Will

By: Swados, Harvey

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: The World Publishing Company: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203174

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Near fine in very good jacket. 2 inch closed tear to jacket spine base, jacket lightly toned. 1963 Hard Cover. 343 pp. 8vo. Finalist for the National Book Award: On the verge of receiving a vast inheritance, three brothers' clashing aspirations turn into an all-out war. Brothers Leo and Max Land came to America from Romania in 1911, but they took different paths in pursuit of the American dream. Even as they worked together, Max sought out material things while Leo made a simple, private life for himself. Now, after the death of both brothers, Leo’s three sons - the only sur... View more info

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The Hills Beyond the Hills: 400 Years in the Ministry

By: Swarthout, Paul F; Burckes, James H.; Goodwin, Artemas P.; Imes, William Lloyd; Pettingill, R. Earle; Thomas, William Hudson; Feyrer, Josphe; Reed, Frank A.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: North Country Books: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2278463

Condition: Very Good


First edition. A few small stains on front jacket panel, front jacket flap clipped, quarter-inch tear along top edge of rear jacket panel. Ink gift note on front paste-down endpaper, ink name on title page. 1971 Hard Cover. 327 pp. An account of various authors' experiences in Ministry. View more info

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Numen (Burning Deck Poetry Series)

By: Swensen, Cole

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Burning Deck: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2296335

ISBN: 1886224005

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Ink name on front flyleaf, minor general wear. 1995 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 78 pp. Cole Swensen attends fixedly to those minute nuances and wanderings of language whereby the poem builds its particular perceptual logic. The result might well be called a 'new math,' or perhaps a calculus of light, shedding new light on things immediately before the eye.--Michael Palmer. View more info

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Essays on the First Hundred Years of Anaesthesia [Anesthesia], in Two Volumes

By: Sykes, W. Stanley

Price: $35.00

Publisher: E. & S. Livingstone Ltd.: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2026230

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Ink name & date on front endpaper of first volume. 1960 Hard Cover. 171; viii, 187 pp. 8vo. Light brown imitation leather, gilt titles. A centennial history of medical anaesthesia, released in two volumes in 1960. A third volume (not included here) followed much later in 1982. Plates, photographs, and diagrams in text. View more info

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Stillmeadow and Sugarbridge

By: Taber, Gladys; Webster, Barbara

Price: $45.00  $36.00

Publisher: J.B. Lippincott Company: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281637

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Small chip to jacket spine base, jacket edges rubbed. 1953 Hard Cover. 359 pp. Illustrated by Edward Shenton. Letters on the joys of country life, exchanged by Mrs. Taber and her friend Mrs. Shenton, of Chester, Pennsylvania. View more info

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Chained Lightning: A Story of Adventure in Mexico

By: Taber, Ralph Graham

Price: $35.00  $28.00

Publisher: The Macmillan Company: 1915

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2303168

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Ink owner stamp on front endpaper, boards faintly rubbed. 1915 Hard Cover. 273, [5] pp. 8vo. A fictional narrative based on the author's own experiences traveling in Mexico, illustrated from photographs by the author and his friend M. Ravelle. Initial H.D.W. printed on front board design, artist unknown. View more info

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Blind Descent: The Quest to Discover the Deepest Place on Earth

By: Tabor, James M.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Random House: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266456

ISBN: 1400067677

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Gift note on front endpaper. 2010 Hard Cover. xv, 286 pp. The deepest cave on earth was a prize that had remained unclaimed for centuries, long after every other ultimate discovery had been made: both poles by 1912, Everest in 1958, the Challenger Deep in 1961. In 1969 we even walked on the moon. And yet as late as 2000, the earth’s deepest cave—the supercave—remained undiscovered. This is the story of the men and women who risked everything to find it, earning their place in history beside the likes of Peary, Amundsen, Hillary, and Armstrong. In 2004, two great scientist-... View more info

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To the Stars: The Autobiography of George Takei, Star Trek's Mr. Sulu

By: Takei, George

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Pocket Books: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2279357

ISBN: 0671890085

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Faintly rubbed. 1994 Hard Cover. George Takei shares the dramatic and turbulent events of his career, from his childhood and life in a Japanese internment camp during World War II, to his years on Star Trek, to his success as an actor, author, and businessman. View more info

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The Hundred Secret Senses

By: Tan, Amy

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196954

ISBN: 0399141146

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1995 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 358 pp. 8vo. Kwan, a seventeen-year-old Chinese half-sister, turns young Olivia's world upside down with her stories of ghosts of another time, tales that have a profound impact on Olivia's life and imagination, until she discovers a way to reconcile the ghosts of the past with her dreams of the future. Keywords: FICTION SISTERS OLIVIA LAGUNI KWAN LI CHINESE AMERICAN CHINA SAN FRANCISCO CHANGMIAN VILLAGE MANCHUS AMY TAN HUNDRED SECRET SENSES SIGNED FIRST EDITION View more info

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Saving Fish from Drowning

By: Tan, Amy

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197120

ISBN: 0399153012

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 474 pp. 8vo. A provocative new novel from the bestselling author of The Joy Luck Club and The Bonesetter's Daughter.  On an ill-fated art expedition into the southern Shan state of Burma, eleven Americans leave their Floating Island Resort for a Christmas-morning tour-and disappear. Through twists of fate, curses, and just plain human error, they find themselves deep in the jungle, where they encounter a tribe awaiting the return of the leader and the mythical b... View more info

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The Opposite of Fate: A Book of Musings

By: Tan, Amy

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197123

ISBN: 0399150749

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed and dated by author without inscription on title page. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 398 pp. 8vo. In her first book of nonfiction, bestselling novelist Amy Tan shares her personal philosophy of fate.  Amy Tan was born into a family that believed in fate. In The Opposite of Fate: A Book of Musings, she explores this legacy, as well as American circumstances, and finds ways to honor the past while creating her own brand of destiny. She discovers answers in everyday actions and attitudes-from writing stories, decorating her house with charm... View more info

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The Hundred Secret Senses

By: Tan, Amy

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197247

ISBN: 0399141146

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1995 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 358 pp. 8vo. Kwan, a seventeen-year-old Chinese half-sister, turns young Olivia's world upside down with her stories of ghosts of another time, tales that have a profound impact on Olivia's life and imagination, until she discovers a way to reconcile the ghosts of the past with her dreams of the future. Keywords: FICTION SISTERS OLIVIA LAGUNI KWAN LI CHINESE AMERICAN CHINA SAN FRANCISCO CHANGMIAN VILLAGE MANCHUS AMY TAN SIGNED FIRST EDITION View more info