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When Mountains Walked: A Novel

By: Wheeler, Kate

Price: $15.00  $12.00

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 travel. In her much anticipated first novel, Wheeler takes readers to opposite ends of the earth in a story of passions that... View more info

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The Money Trap

By: White, Lionel

Price: $75.00  $60.00

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 story follows two cops who collaborate to steal money from a drug-dealing doctor, and combines the classic heist plot with el... View more info

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Old Yukon: Tales--Trails--and Trials

By: Wickersham, James

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Washington Law Book Co.: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2303223

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Multiple tears to jacket edges and jacket spine, jacket mended with tape in multiple places, light stain on jacket spine. 1938 Hard Cover. xi, 514 pp. The greatest story of pioneer Alaska. Tales--of Alaska gold rush days. Klondike. Famous Outlaws. Vigilantes. Establishing law and order. Pioneer life and stories of Sourdoughs and Chechahcos. Trails--up Mt. McKinley for the first time. 500 mile midwinter trip by dog sled. The Animal Trail from Asia. The Yukon River Winter Trail. Discovering a gold mine. Trials--Pioneer justice. The Wilderness Judge and some of his cases. The float... View more info

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Inherit the Earth (A Hunter: The Reckoning Anthology)

By: Wieck, Stewart

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: White Wolf Publishing: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2302542

ISBN: 1565048393

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. An excellent copy. 2001 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 288 pp. Unknown to most humans, the world is largely ruled and directed by supernatural forces they do not even suspect. Werewolves once herded humans as humans now domesticate animals. Vampires still refer to humans as their herd, and there are mages who, though mortal themselves, consider most others to be mundane for their lack of insight and power. But now a force has come to Earth and imbued a select few humans with not just the knowledge of the evil that thre... View more info

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Twilight: Presentation Copy with Typed Letter

By: Wiesel, Elie

Price: $125.00  $100.00

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 books available by this author!. 217, [5] pp. 8vo. Raphael Lipkin is a man obsessed. He hears voices. He talks to ghosts. He... View more info

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The Catbird's Song: Prose Pieces, 1963-1995

By: Wilbur, Richard

Price: $7.00  $5.60

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 takes on the works and lives of poets we thought we knew, poets we ought to know, and much more. Here, then, are his appreci... View more info

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Soldiers in Hiding: A Novel

By: Wiley, Richard

Price: $50.00  $40.00

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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Eternal Lawyer: A Legal Biography of Cicero

By: Wilkin, Robert N.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Macmillan: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2303142

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Front jacket flaps clipped. 1947 Hard Cover. xvi, 264 pp. ...it was during Cicero's lifetime that the foundations were laid for Roman jurisprudence, which has profoundly influenced the legal systems of all civilized countries. Cicero has been called the epitome of all the vanities and virtues, aspirations and failures, contrasts, compromises, and accomplishments of the legal profession generally. Much has been written about him as an orator, writer, statesman, and politician--but here for the first time he is presented as a great lawyer. View more info

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Grab Their Belts to Fight Them: The Viet Cong's Big-Unit War Against the U.S., 1965-1966

By: Wilkins, Warren

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Naval Institute Press: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287364

ISBN: 1591149614

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Top corners of jacket bumped. 2011 Hard Cover. xvi, 283 pp. During 1965 and 1966, wrote Dale Andrade, a historian at the U.S. Army Center of Military History, the Communists fought the Americans toe to toe, making little effort to act like guerillas. Indeed, despite pronounced disadvantages in firepower and mobility, the Communist Vietnamese endeavored to crush South Vietnam and expel the American military with a strategy predicated on big unit war. Orchestrated by a militant clique in Hanoi, the big unit war was designed to yield a quick and decisive victory over South Vietnam.... View more info

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The Pursuit of Virtue & Other Tory Notions

By: Will, George F.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Simon and Schuster: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2206445

ISBN: 0671423932

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An exceptional copy. 1982 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. George F. Will's second collection of columns, covering the time period from the beginning of 1978 to the first days of the Reagan presidency in 1981. 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 spring. Willard is also deeply engaged with the living creatures that populate her world. Her poems record her encounter with a m... View more info

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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 darkness. 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, and he, too, needs the protection of their innocent belief in the salvation of love.... 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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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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Quarter Black: Shattering the NFL Myth [Autobiography of Doug Williams, First Black Super Bowl Quarterback]

By: Williams, Doug; Hunter, Bruce

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Bonus Books: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2296461

ISBN: 0929387473

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket lightly rubbed. Front free endpaper clipped along bottom edge. 1990 Hard Cover. viii, 209 pp. Superbowl MVP Doug Williams looks back on his life and career, describes the obstacles he had to overcome as a Black quarterback, and argues that racism persists in the NFL. View more info

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The Battle for the Atlantic (Landmark Books 87)

By: Williams, Jay

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Random House: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2299779

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Chip along top edge of rear jacket panel, small surface tear on rear jacket panel, jacket edges rubbed. 1959 Hard Cover. 178 pp. Maps by Richar Edes Harrison. Dust jacket notes: Most battles in World War II were won or lost within a relatively short period, but the desperate Battle for the Atlantic, which was fought above the surface, on the surface, and under the surface, raged for more than three long years and did not really end until D-Day.... 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

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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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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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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The Philosopher's Stone: A Novel

By: Wilson, Colin

Price: $30.00  $24.00

Publisher: London, 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. 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 of Howard Lester, an enterprising young intellectual whose work ... 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  $12.00

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  $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 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