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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 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: $8.00

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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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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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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The First Americans in North Africa: William Eaton's Struggle for a Vigorous Policy against the Barbary Pirates, 1799-1805

By: Wright, Louis B.; MacLeod, Julia H.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2302781

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine head chipped, a few very minor chips to bottom edge of front jacket panel. 1945 Hard Cover. 227 pp. The bizarre expedition which the New England soldier and former consul at Tunis, William Eaton, led across the desert to capture the Tirpolitan city of Derna in 1805... From original documets they have reconstructed Eaton's attempt to set up in Tripoli a puppuet government favorable to the United States. Under great difficulties he led a rabble army from Egypt agains Derna--a campaign stiffened only by the presence of Lieutenant O'bannon and his seven marines... throw... 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 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  $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 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  $8.00

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  $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 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  $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

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Father of the Four Passages: A Novel

By: Yamanaka, Lois-Ann

Price: $15.00  $12.00

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  $12.00

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  $12.00

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  $12.00

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

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The Angel's Game

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

Price: $10.00  $8.00

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

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Animal Husbandry: A Novel

By: Zigman, Laura

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: The Dial Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282643

ISBN: 0385319002

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Light spot on top page ridge. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 304 pp. Author's first novel. Hers began as a simple Cow meets Bull story: she, Jane Goodall (no, not the Jane Goodall) was the single, overachieving prime-time talk show producer with her heart on the shelf; Ray was the young executive producer with the J. Crew good looks and, it seemed, a love life as lonely as Jane's. They met for drinks, fell in love (so she thought), and looked together for an apartment. Then suddenly, inexplicably, in only the ... View more info

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Dating Big Bird: A Novel

By: Zigman, Laura

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: The Dial Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282644

ISBN: 0385333404

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 246 pp. With the laugh-out-loud humor and heartfelt wisdom that made Animal Husbandry a national bestseller, Laura Zigman's second novel introduces Ellen Franck, a successful single career woman whose one desire--a child of her own--throws her into the ever-growing ranks of the reproductively challenged. Ellen has a life many people dream about--a glamorous fashion industry job, an apartment in Greenwich Village, good friends--and yet Ellen feels herself at sixe... View more info

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Her: A Novel

By: Zigman, Laura

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282645

ISBN: 037541388X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 209 pp. A smart, deeply satisfying romantic comedy about a woman's obsession with the return of her fiancé's ex. On the Delta Shuttle between New York and Washington, Elise finds herself sitting next to Donald—tall, with dark wavy hair, a big easy smile. She’s left the world of women's magazines in Manhattan for graduate school in D.C. He’s left investment banking to become a teacher. They are both unattached. They exchange stories. They fall in love. One... View more info

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Zoya's Story: An Afghan Woman's Struggle for Freedom

By: Zoya; Follain, John; Cristofair, Rita

Price: $10.00

Publisher: William Morrow: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274255

ISBN: 0060097825

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A nice copy. 2002 Hard Cover. 239 pp. Zoya's Story is a young woman's searing account of her clandestine war of resistance against the Taliban and religious fanaticism at the risk of her own life. An epic tale of fear and suffering, courage and hope, Zoya's Story is a powerful testament to the ongoing battle to claim human rights for the women of Afghanistan. Though she is only twenty-three, Zoya has witnessed and endured more tragedy and terror than most people do in a lifetime. Zoya grew up during the wars that ravaged Afghanistan and was robbed of her mother and father when t... View more info

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An Airplane in Every Garage

By: Zuck, Daniel R.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Vantage Press: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294709

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket. Corners lightly rubbed. 1958 Hard Cover. 192 pp. Drawings by Ted Groh. A book written in the 1950s by an author involved in airline mechanics and theory, on the practicality of people having a combination airplane/car for personal transportation. Comes with designs etc., for the construction of such a device, together with a pasted-in warning at the front of the book that amateurs should not construct the plane-mobile without proper instruction. View more info

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New Encyclopedia of Gardening Techniques: The Indispensable Illustrated Practical Guide (American Horticultural Society)

By: [American Horticultural Society]

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Mitchell Beazley: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2264667

ISBN: 1845334841

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 2009 Large Hardcover. 480 pp. A flagship practical book of step-by-step gardening techniques from the AHS that shows up-to-date skills to a new generation of gardeners. The AHS New Encyclopedia of Gardening Techniques is the new definitive guide to explaining all the essential techniques you are ever likely to need. It reflects modern best-practice gardening at the American Horticultural Society, a leading gardening authority. All techniques are shown clearly and simply with step-by-step instructions for every gardener to follow. Contains more than 2000 clear a... View more info

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The Corsican: A Diary of Napoleon's Life in His Own Words

By: [Bonaparte, Napoleon]

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1910

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2301429

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket. Article clipped to front free endpaper, pencil name on half-title page, minor pencil marginalia. 1910 Hard Cover. vi, 526 pp. Blue boards. An autobiography of Napoleon from 1769-1814. View more info