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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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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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Boswell for the Defence, 1769-1774 (The Yale Editions of The Private Papers of James Boswell)

By: Wimsatt, William K.; Pottle, Frederick A.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2029698

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Boards a bit spotted, bottom corner bumped, jacket rubbed with a few minor tears to corners. 1960 Hard Cover. xxxii, 424 pp. 8vo. Map of London on endpapers, fold-out map of Edinburgh precedes text, frontispiece and five plates. An account of the legal career of James Boswell, most well-known for his exhaustive biography of Samuel Johnson. This volume focuses mainly on Boswell's defense of a man accused of stealing sheep (a hanging offense in 18th century Scotland), a charge against which Boswell vehemently argued. View more info

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Spring Fever

By: Wodehouse, P. G.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294661

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Lacks jacket. Spine slightly cocked. 1948 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 223 pp. Illustrated by Paul Galdone. The fall brings four more antic novels from comic genius, P. G. Wodehouse. In Picadilly Jim (soon to be a major motion picture), Jimmy Crocker has a scandalous reputation on both sides of the Atlantic and must do an about-face to win back the woman of his dreams. Uneasy Money sees the hard-up Lord Dawlish off to America to make a fortune, while in Cocktail Time events turn on the fate of a filmscript. Spring Fever is a light-hearted comedy invo... 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 disco... 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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The Admirable Cotton Mather

By: Wood, James Playsted

Price: $7.00

Publisher: The Seabury Press: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2005524

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Includes original jacket. Lightly rubbed. Very Good. 1971 Hard Cover. ix, 164 pp. 8vo. A biography of the prominent Puritan minister in colonial America. Bibliography and index follow text. 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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In the Finest Tradition: The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers & Greys) - Its History and Treasures

By: Wood, Stephen; Jameson, M.S. (Foreword); Arthur, Norman (Preface)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Mainstream Publishing Company Ltd: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1938802

ISBN: 185158174X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Near Fine. 1988 Hard Cover. 160 pp. A history of Scotland's only cavalry regiment, told through a description of its accumulated treasures. The result is a unique picture of a long-lived military family, with details of interest to the military historian, but also to those fascinated with cultural objects, fine art, antiques, and Scottish folklore. View more info

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Beauty Culture: A Practical Handbook on the Care of the Person, Designed for Both Professional and Private Use

By: Woodbury, William A.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: G.W. Dillingham Company: 1911

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285919

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Boards lightly rubbed, front hinge repaired. 1911 Hard Cover. An early 20th century guide to skin care, manicuring, hygiene, footwear, hair care, cosmetics, plastic surgery, and oral care, by a professional dermatologist. Illustrated with plates and drawings throughout. 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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With Rifle and Plow: Stories of the Western Pennsylvania Frontier

By: Wright, J. E.; Sellers, Elisabeth M.; Shirk, Jeanette C.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2297092

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Front jacket flap loose but included, jacket spine head and spine base chipped, half circle stain on rear jacket panel. 1938 Hard Cover. 212 pp. Here for the first time the story of Western Pennsylvania's pioneer years is written for young people of junior high school age. Each episode is based upon actual occurrences and most of the people mentioned actually took part in these happenings of long ago just as the stories relate. 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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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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Around Canandaigua (Images of America)

By: Yacci, Nancy H.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Arcadia: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2296781

ISBN: 0752404644

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Minor general wear. 1996 Trade Paperback. 128 pp. This new book looks back at over one hundred years of Canandaigua’s history, with photographs of the people, places, and events that have defined the proud and vibrant community we know so well today. Over 200 never before published photographs are presented in this pictorial history, which spans the early 1800’s through the early 1950’s. Readers will be fascinated by the immense changes that have occurred since the early days, but will also draw connections to the present and can savor the fact that Canandaigua still holds... 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: a ... 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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All the Best Years

By: Young, Desmond

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harper & Borthers: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2279760

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket reverse very faintly foxed, jacket edges lightly rubbed. 1961 Hard Cover. v, 342 pp. Young also write Rommel: The Desert Fox, the first biography of the WWII general. Illustrated with 24 pages of halftones. The author of the best-seller Rommel: The Desert Fox tells his own story in an autobiography as well-conceived and amusing as any of recent months. Born into a ship-salvaging family in Victorian England, the author's childhood of travel to exotic lands, of school and idle days at pre-War Oxford is a delight to read. With World War I the pace changes. Descriptions of co... View more info

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The Ute Indians of Colorado in the Twentieth Century

By: Young, Richard K.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272283

ISBN: 0806129689

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An excellent copy. 1997 Hard Cover. xiii, 362 pp. This comparative history of the Southern Ute and Mountain Ute peoples demonstrates how two culturally and historically related tribes, living side by side in southwestern Colorado, have taken very different paths in the modern era. Historian Richard K. Young makes a unique contribution to twentieth-century American Indian studies in his exploration of Colorado’s two remaining tribes’ divergent responses to federal Indian policies and changing economic and social conditions since passage of the Indian Reorganization Act in 193... View more info

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Farewell Darkness: A Veteran's Triumph over Combat Trauma

By: Zaczek, Ron

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Naval Institute Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2041255

ISBN: 1557509891

Condition: Very Good


First edition. 1/4 inch tear to jacket corner, owner bookplate with name inked out on front endpaper. 1994 Hard Cover. xiv, 344 pp. 8vo. From the jacket: ''I want to give something back,' the author insisted. His counselor at the Vet Center suggested, 'You can give the guys in treatment hope. You know what PTSD looks like from both sides. You can tell these guys what it's like, and what's different when you get beyond it.' Ron Zaczek had been a good crewchief. He was 'Zack' then: Marine Observation Squadron Three, '66-'68; Phu Bai, Dong Ha, Khe Sanh; 393 missions in Huey medevacs and gunships;... View more info

The Angel's Game

By: Zafon, Carlos Ruiz; Graves, Lucia (Translator)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2301627

ISBN: 0385528701

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 2009 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 531 pp. From master storyteller Carlos Ruiz Zafón, author of the international phenomenon The Shadow of the Wind, comes The Angel’s Game--a dazzling new page-turner about the perilous nature of obsession, in literature and in love. “The whole of Barcelona stretched out at my feet and I wanted to believe that, when I opened those windows, its streets would whisper stories to me, secrets I could capture on paper and narrate to whomever cared to listen...” In an abandoned mansion at the heart of... View more info

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Consciousness: A User's Guide

By: Zeman, Adam

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Yale University Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294353

ISBN: 0300092806

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine head and spine base very lightly bumped. 2002 Hard Cover. xii, 404 pp. In this thought-provoking book, neurologist Adam Zeman offers an enlightening view of consciousness seen through the lenses of science and philosophy, enhancing his discussion with case studies of neurological patients and observations of young children’s expanding mental worlds. View more info

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The Private Life of Chairman Mao

By: Zhisui, Li

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Random House: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2205040

ISBN: 0679400354

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Ink name on front endpaper. 1994 Hard Cover. Chairman Mao's personal physician and confidant for twenty two years, takes us for the first time into the Chinese dictator's very private world. View more info