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THE PACIFIC IS MY BEAT

By Keith Wheeler

New York, NY: Books, Inc/E.P. Dutton, 1943. Text/As New; Bright & Clean. First Edition. Beige boards/VG; strong w/edge & surface rubs. DJ/None. Chicago Times correspondent Keith Wheeler (1911 - 1994) was dispatched with hours of notice to the Southwest Pacific after Pearl Harbor (Dec 7th, 1941). He spent December through May aboard cruiser, carrier, destroyer, in and out of engagements. Volume records those days of life among fighting men. Wheeler reports of the Far East through the occupation of Japan. He considered this account as "an amateur's report of an amateurs' War"; a documentation of a war correspondent's experiences In the Pacific of the first 14 months following Pearl Harbor. 383 pgs in 31 chapters, with a list of accompanied b/w archival photos.. Stated First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Vintage/Pearl Harbor.

$36.50

A LETTER FROM GOVERNOR POWNALL TO ADAM SMITH, L.L.D., F.R.S , : Being an Examination of Several Points of Doctrine Laid Dow in His Inquiry into the Nature and Cases of the Wealth of Nations [1776] :Reprints of Economic Classics

By Thomas Pownall

New York, NY: Augustus M. Kelley/Reprints of Economics Classics, 1967. BRAND NEW Copy. Gilt embossed green linen boards/Fine. DJ/None as Issued. British colonia governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay from 1757 to 1760, Thomas Pownall (1722 - 1805) was a British colonial official and politician. He was governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay from 1757 to 1760, was a strong advocate against British Parliamentary attempts to tax the colonies. Scottish economist and philosopher Adam Smith,(1723 - 1790), best known for "An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (1776). This is the 1967 faithful reprint of Pownall's immediate, 1776, open response to Smith's ideas. 48 pgs.. Reprint of 1967. Hard Cover. NEW/None as Issued. Vintage/Economics.

$48.50

FOOD TALES : A Literary Menu of Mouthwaterings Masterpieces
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FOOD TALES : A Literary Menu of Mouthwaterings Masterpieces

By Mimi Sheraton (Introduction)

New York, NY: Penguin Group, 1992. BRAND NEW & Collectible. First Edition First Printing. "In the beginning there was food ...", so Mimi Sheraton reminds us in the Introduction. Anthology of 8 "delicious" literary tales served wtih superb color still-lifes from Lauries Sheraton. The literary & visual delights served are: 1, Yesterday's Sweetmeats (Robert Benchley); 2, A Vicomet's Breakfast (Alexandre Dumas); 3, The Luncheon (W. Somerst Maugham); 4, The Man Who Loved to Eat (William Maxwell); 5, The Spoiled Cake (Jules Renard, translated by Ralph Manheim); 6, Tortillas & Beans (John Steinbeck); 7, The Power of Cookery (Sylvia Townsend Warner); and 8, His Father's Earth (Thomas Wolfe).. First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. NEW - COLLECTIBLE/New. Illus. by Laurie Sheraton (Photography). First Edition, First Printing.

$24.50

SITUATIONS, I : Essais Critques
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SITUATIONS, I : Essais Critques

By Jean-Paul Sartre

Paris, France: Gallimard, 1947. Text/Inked marginalia to pgs 100-121, else New & Bright. Softcover/VG; sound w/light wear and sticker removal shadow to upper front corner. Volume I of 10 of Situations from French philosopher, novelist, playwright, and political activist Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre (1905 - 1980). Key figure in 20th-century existential thought in the immediate aftermath of World War II, Sartre declined the 1964 award of the Nobel Prize in Literature arguing that "a writer should not allow himself to be turned into an institution". This Volume I, w/355 pgs, contains 16 critical essays. Inked underling is to the essay on Albert Camus' (1913 - 1960): "Explication de L'Etranger" (Explanation of the Stranger).. First Edition, First Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good/None as Issued. Vintage/French Text.

$26.50

LETTERATURA E STRUTTURALISMO : LP 3
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LETTERATURA E STRUTTURALISMO : LP 3

By Rosiello, Luigi (Editor)

Bologna, Italy: Zanichelli, 1974. BRAND NEW COPY. Essays on literature and structualism. 1974 major work of Italian linguist Luigi Rosiello (1930 - 1993 ). 155 pgs.. First Edition, Printing of 1978. Soft Cover. NEW/None as Issued. Vintage/Italian Text.

$18.50

BIOGRAPHY OF AN IDEA

By Anshen, Ruth Nanda

Mt. Kisco, NY: Moyer Bell Ltd, 1986. BRAND NEW & COLLECTIBLE. First Edition, First Thus. DJ/New; under mylar. A unique journey in muti-discipled, modern interllectual thought. An autobiographic account from American philosopher, educator, author and editor Ruth Nanda Anshen (1900 - 2003). Comprised of her diary entries of exchange of ideas with leading minds --- including Auden, Buber, Chomsky, Einstein, Freud, Hu Shih, Oppenheimer, Sakharove, Tillich and Whitehead; naming but some. Move from from the classical philosophic thought, which denied time and asserted eternity, left no space for temporal polarized "realities". Text, preceded by Prefatory Note & Prologue, in 4 parts: I, In The Beginning; II, Growth; III, Maturity; and IV, Fulfillment. First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. NEW - COLLECTIBLE/New/Under Mylar.

$24.50

TECHNICALLY - WRITE!: Communication for the technical Man

By Blicq, Ron S.

Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1972. Text/NEW & Bright. Illustrated, blue softcover/VG; strong & sound w/edge & surface wear. 287 pgs. Mongraph. Dedicated guide to the genre of technical writing for technicians, technologists, engineers, and scientists. 11 chapters, presented within the framework of two hypothetical, technically orientated companies & supplemented with numerous examples, consider oral and written reports.. First Edition, 12th Printing. Paperback. Very Good/None as Issued.

$16.50

THE LOVE OF CHINA
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THE LOVE OF CHINA

By Lawrence, Anthony

London, UK: Octopus Books, 1979. Text/NEW. Illustrated, linen boards/NF w/trace corner tip rubs. DJ/None. British journalist, Gift inscription to fEP verso. Travel narrative, photographic essay of China in the late 1970s documented by Far East BBC correspondent, Anthony John Lawrence, (1912 - 2013). A historical record of China as it was near half-century past. Map preceds text. Contents are: 1, Introduction; 2, Manchuria; 3, Inner Mongolia & the Far West; 4, The Yellow River; 5, Peking; 6, The Northern Plains; 7, Tibet; 8, The Yangtze River; 8, Shanghai; 9, The Water Country; 10, Yunnan & Guizhou; and 11, Canton & the South-East.. First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. NEAR FINE/No Jacket. Vintage.

$18.50

A SMALL PERSONAL VOICE : Essays, Reviews, Interviews
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A SMALL PERSONAL VOICE : Essays, Reviews, Interviews

By Lessing, Doris May; (Paul Schlueter, Editor & Introduction)

New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1974. BRAND NEW & COLLECTIBLE. Stated First Edition. Upper text edge dyed red. Anthology compiled by Paul Schlueter. Portrait of British novelist, poet, playwright, librettist, biographer, short story writer, and 2007 Nobel recipient Doris May Lessing (1919 - 2013) through essays, reminiscences, reviews, appraisal and interview from 1956 to 1973. Title for the collection from Lessing's 1957 statement: "The novelist talks, as an individual to individuals, in a small personal voice". Essays presented in 3 parts: I, On Her Life & Writings; 2, On Other Writers; and 3, On Africa.. First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. NEW - COLLECTIBLE/New. Stated First Edition.

$26.50

EXISTENTIALISM
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EXISTENTIALISM

By Sartre, Jean-Paul; (Translated from the French By Bernard Frechtman)

New York, NY: Philosophical Library, 1947. Text/Bright, clean, As New w/bends to upper corners of first 6 pages from faulty handling. Illustrated boards/Poor; sound w/rubs & wear to all leading edges; and attempts to remove paste-down to front cover verso along with marked surface soiling & discoloration. DJ/None. Translation of 1945 lecture delivered in Paris by philosopher, playwright, and novelist Jean-Paul Sartre (1905 - 1980) who declined the 1964 Nobel Prize in Literature. . Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket.

$8.50

THE FAERIE QUEENE : Book I (12 Cantos)

By Spenser, Edmund; (P.C. Bayley, Editor); (Alan Ward)

London, UK: Oxford Univ Press, 1966. Text/Near New w/soil spot to pgs 51/52. Decorated linen boards/NF w/light surface wear. DJ/None. Trace soiling to upper text blockEnglish epic poem by Edmund Spenser (1552? - 1599). An allegorical work, in praise of Queen Elizabeth I, examining virtuous and noble discipline exemplified by several knights. Edited by P.C. Bayley. 6 sectors precede text proper: 1, Introduction; 2, The Language of The Faerie Queene (Alan Ward); 3, Table of Dates; 4, A Note on the Text; 5, Dedication to Queen Elizabeth; and 6, Prefatory Letter to Sir Walter Raleigh (Edmund Spenser). Following The Faerie Queene, Book I with 12 cantos are Notes and a Glossary by Alan Ward.. First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$24.50

L'ALMANACH LITTERAIRE DU CHAT (French Edition)
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L'ALMANACH LITTERAIRE DU CHAT (French Edition)

By Vidal, Gilles; Monier, Louis (Photographer)

Paris, France: Editions Mereal, 1996. BRAND NEW & COLLECTIBLE. First Edition, First Thus. A perpetual calendar and photographic (Louise Monier) tribute to cats, and, a literary anthology of prose, verse, and quotations celebrating that enigmatic creature that has lodged itself in our hearts.. First Edition, First Thus. Soft Cover/with Dust Jacket. New - Collectible/New. Illus. by Louis Monier (Photographer). French Language Text.

$36.50

DEATH AND THE COLLEGE STUDENT : A Collection of Brief Essays on Death and Suicide by Harvard Youth

By Shneidman, Edwin S. (Editor); (Dana L. Farnsworth, Foreword)

New York, NY: Behavioral Publications, 1972. Text/BRAND NEW w/trace creasing to first few pages from poor handling. Soft cover/VG w/light soiling & small loss to upper back corner. Anthology. A series of essays on death and suicide written by Harvard-Radcliffe students ... youthful reflections and insights into despair, alienation, and disillusionment. 19 chapters in 6 parts: I, Contemporary Contemplations of Death; II, Community Studies Relating to Death & Suicide; III, Some Sequelae of Death; IV, Personal Reflections About Self-Destruction; V, Thoughts on Contemporary Philosophers; and VI, Films & Books About Death.. First Edition, First Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good/None as Issued.

$18.50

WRITERS EXPRESS : A Handbook for Young Writers, Thinkers, and Learners
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WRITERS EXPRESS : A Handbook for Young Writers, Thinkers, and Learners

By Kemper, Dave; Nathan, Ruth; Sebranek, Patrick

Boston, MA.: Great Source Education/Houghton Mifflin, 2000. BRAND NEW COPY w/PO stamp to title page. Handbook and guide to effective writing for young scholars. Beginning from defining of subject matter, purpose of writing, choice of genre, and targetted audience, volume supported with practical information on using library and computer resources, genres, charts to common symbols, how to read maps and much more.. First Edition, 17th Printing. Soft Cover. Near Fine/None as Issued. Illus. by Kris Krenzke (Illustrator).

$12.50

ARIZONA AT SEVENTY-FIVE : The Next Twenty-Five Years

By Luey, Beth; Stowe, Noel J. (Editors)

Tucson, AZ: Univ of Arizona & the Arizona Historical Society, 1988. BRAND NEW COPY w/faint creasings to upper edge of dustjacket. Anthology of scholarly essays published by the Univ of Arizona and the Arizona Historical Society on Arizona's diamond jubilee. Each of the 7 essays consider the state's past, present and future: 1, Introduction (by the Editors); 2, Contours of Culture in Arizona & the Modern West (Richard W. Etulain); 3, The Indians of Arizona (Peter Iverson); 4, Hispanics in Arizona (Oscar J. Martinez); 5, Reshaping Arizona's Economy: A Century of Change (Gerald D. Nash); 6, "Water, Water Everywhere, Nor..." (Karen L. Smith); and 7, Preserving the Past (Roger A. Brevoort, David Hoober, John Irwin, & Reba N. Wells).. First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. New/Near Fine.

$14.50

GOLD STRIKES AND GHOST TOWNS : A Photographic Tour Through the Historic Mining Camps and Ghost Towns...

By Webb, Todd

Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1961. Text/BRAND NEW & Bright. Black linen boards/VG; strong & sound w/light edge and surface rubs. DJ/Poor; intact w/nips, chips, rubs. closed tears & small losses to all leading edges. Maps to endpapers; tape residue to fEP. A photographic documentary of mining camps and ghost towns of California, Nevada, Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana by award winning photographer Todd Webb (1905 - 2000) whose keen eye for everyday life and architecture is not often rivaled. This study of famous old diggings is presented in 4 sections: I, The Mother Lode - California; 2, The Comstock Lode; 3, Colorado - Pikes Peak or Bust; and, 4, Gold- and Silver-Mining Camps - Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana. Webb tells us sites were dictated often by "whimsy of time, luck (both good and bad), available money, weather, ... flatires, a cracked radiator, and other trivia." Strong copy in a no longer attractive dust jacket.. First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. Very Good/Poor. Illus. by Todd Webb (Author-Photographer).

$18.50

LITTLE JOURNEYS TO THE HOMES OF FAMOUS WOMEN (Little Journeys Series, Volume 3)

By Hubbard, Elbert

New York, NY: G.P. Putnam's, 1897. Text/Near New, and showing trace margin discoloration. Gilt embossed, illustrated blue linen boards/NF w/nips & rubs to edges. DJ/None. Upper text edge in gilt. PO name to fEP. From his Roycroft Press in East Aurora, NY, Illinois-born Elbert Hubbard (1856 - 1915) edited The Philistine magazine and published numerous writings including the series of 170 Little Journeys to homes of great/famous personages, which were first issued in single copies. This volume is the composite collection of those written about of famous women. 12 essays with portraits: 1, Elizabeth Barrett Browing; 2, Madame Guyon; 3, Harriet Martineau; 4, Charlotte Bronte; 5, Christina Rossetti; 6, Rosa Bonheur; 7, Madame de Stael; 8, Elizabeth Fry; 9, Mary Lamb; 10, Jane Austen; 11, Empress Josephine; and, 12, Mary W. Shelley.. First Edition, First THUS. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket.

$36.50

THE CANADIANS : A Probling Yet Affectionate Look at the Land and the People

By Malcolm, Andrew H.

Toronto, Canada: PaperJacks, 1986. Text/BRAND NEW & showing margin discoloration. Illustrated soft cover/VG; strong & sound w/light wear, lifting laminate to corner tips, and, also showing discoloration; faint bend to front parallel to leading text edge echoed in first few pages. Journalist Andrew H. Malcolm enjoys dual American-Canadian citizenship. For four years he served as Toronto Bureau Chief of the New York Times during which he "wandered the vast expanse of Canada's real estate from top to bottom and side to side..." This book "is the story of those adventures and that journey." Text in 5 chapters: I, Geography; II, The People; III, The United States & Canada; IV, The Economy; and, V, My Canada.. First Paperback Ed, First Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good/None as Issued.

$12.50

MOTHER LODE NARRATIVES : The Mariposa Grant Stories (2nd Edition)

By Fremont, Jessie Benton; (Edited & Annotated By Shirley Sargent)

Mariposa Heritage Press, 1996. Text/Bright, clean, and Near Near w/two folded corners. Illustrated soft cover/NF. Collection of stories by American writer and political activitist Jessie Ann Benton Frémont (1824 - 1902), wife of John Charles Frémont (1813 - 1890). Collection of short stories dealing with her years living in California on the Las Mariposas Grant. Mother Lode Narratives was published 1970 in a limited editon by Lewis Osborne. Since that publication, permission to read/reproduce Jessie Benton Fremont's "correspondence with Elizabeth Blair Lee, and her father Francis Preston Blair" held at Princeton Univ was granted to historian Shirley Sargent by Mrs. Lee's grandson Preston Blair Lee. This 2nd Edition, in the form of annotations, is enriched with the letters' descriptions of "day to day reality" which form a marked contrast with the "more dramatic" versions written later when the family was under extreme financial distress and dependent on Jessie Fremont's publication earnings. As a consequence of her studies of the family correspondence, Shirley Sargent makes a severe indictment: "In the twenty-six years since the book's [the 1970 Edition], my regard and respect for Jessie Fremont has increased. The same cannot be said for my opinions of her husband." The narratives are: Chapter I, My. Grizzly Bear; II, Beseiged; III, The House that Jessie Built (Ms. Freemont's title was "The House that Jack Built"); IV, Sierra Neighbors; V, The Ball; VI, Lost Boy; VII, Camping Near the Giant Trees; and, VIII, The Camp on Mt. Bullion; followed by Afterword and Colophon. Illustrations include contemporary prints from the Bancroft Library at Berkeley, California.. 2nd Edition, First Thus. Soft Cover. Near Fine/None as Issued.

$78.50

IN THE DOZY HOURS AND OTHER PAPERS

By Repplier, Anges

Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 1894. COLLECTIBLE. LAID-IN: Handwritten letter from Anges Repplier (1858-1950) on personal stationary dated June 21st, 1938 attached to rear. First Edition, 7th Impression of 1899. Text/Near New, showing faint margin discoloration. Red linen boards/VG w/trace soiling and discolored backstrap. DJ/None. PO label to front cover verso. Anthology of 20 essays, gracefully witty and scholarly. The title is taken from the first essay in which Repplier speaks of those "dozy hours" when one wakes at night begin a perfect time to revisit and "only half remember" favorite books, a pleasure she notes was shared by Thackeray and Charles Lamb. The 2nd essay is titled "A Kitten", relevant to the laid-in note: "I care nothing for book plates, but a great deal for cats, and a very great deal for words. They (the words, not the cats) are the inheritors of ancient loyalties and ancient prejudices, and from them much is to be learned. You remember that Gautier said the disctionary was the most interesting book in the world.". Letter from Author. First Edition, 7th Impression. Hard Cover/Stitched. Very Good/No Jacket.

$125.00

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