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I'M GOING TO HAVE A LITTLE HOUSE : The Second Diary of Carolina Maria de Jesus (Engendering Latin America)
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I'M GOING TO HAVE A LITTLE HOUSE : The Second Diary of Carolina Maria de Jesus (Engendering Latin America)

By Carolina Maria de Jesus; (Translated By Melvin S. Arrington Jr. & Robert M/ Levin

Lincoln, NB: Univ of Nebraska Press, 1997. Text/Sporadic bracketting to some 7/8 pgs, else clean & bright. Softcover/NF/with trace shelfwear. Memoir, journal. More than half-century past in 1960, Carolina Maria de Jesus (1914 - 1977), African-Brazilian favela (slums) resident of Sao Paulo, published her diary (literally written on scraps of paper), published under the title Quarto de Despejo (Child of the Dark), and soon translated into 14 languages. It was a daily record of a poor, unenployed, black, single-mother of 3, subsiting surviving from scrap paper and other cast-offs of city streets. That book's success allowed Carolina & children to leave a shack and move into a cinder-block house of her dreams. This Carolina's 2nd diary. It covers the 1st year following her rise to fame and fortune. Now she struggles with celebrity, middle-class expectations, and the racial and social tensions her success had brought about. Favela life ill prepares one for middle-class "respectability". Carolina Maria de Jesus died, forgotten and in poverty. The fall back into poverty is as easy as the struggle to escape it is hard. Strong copy despite flaws.. First American Edition, First Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good/None as Issued.

$14.50

TROUT CHASER'S JOURNAL : A Diary for the Trout and Salmon Fisherman

By Tully Stroud

San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books, 1986. Text/BRAND NEW & Bright w/black ribbon bookmark; First Edition, First Printing. Gilt embossed mottled brown boards/Fine. DJ/NF; price clipped. Gift inscription to fEP. A journal prepared for fishermen to record and preserve experiences chasing trout and salmon. Book augmented with select, color photos with annecdotes.. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Near Fine.

$16.50

THE ANDY WARHOL DIARIES : Edited By Pat Hackett

By Andy Warhol; Pat Hackett (Introduction)

New York, NY: Warner Books, 1989. BRAND NEW, COLLECTIBLE Copy w/a whisper of edge wear to dustjacket. Warner Books, First Edition, First Printing of 1989. Embossed black boards/Fine. Posthumously published, dictated memoirs of the legendary American artist Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987) of Pop Art fame. It was . edited by his frequent collaborator and long-time friend, Pat Hackett. The 807 pgs volume dates from Nov 24, 1976 through, 11 years later, Feb 17, 1987, but five days before his death. It is a condensed version the more than 20,000 page diary Warhol kept during that time. Illustrated w/archival photos.. First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. NEW - COLLECTIBLE/Near Fine. First Edition, First Printing.

$84.50

LEARNING A TRADE : A Craftsman's Notebooks: 1955-1997
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LEARNING A TRADE : A Craftsman's Notebooks: 1955-1997

By Reynolds Price

Durham, NC: Duke Univ Press , 1998. Text/BRAND NEW & Bright. First Edition, First Thus. Gilt embossed pale olive linen boards/Fine. DJ/Fine. A lucid address of the mundane but essential issues in the world of writers. Prolific poet, novelist, dramatist, essayist, and James B. Duke Professor of English at Duke Univ., Edward Reynolds Price (1933 - 2011) kept, for more than 40 years, aworking journal of his writing life. Drawing from his records, this memoir opens a window into the universe of writer’s creative process and craftsman’s sensibilities, follies and all else. 603 pgs. A rewarding volume.. First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. NEW - COLLECTIBLE/Fine. First Edition, First Thus.

$44.50

LEAVES FROM A RUSSIAN DIARY --- and Thirty Years After : Enlarged Edition

By Pitirim A. Sorokin

Boston, MA: The Beacon Press , 1950. Text/sporadic ink underlinings to chapters 22 thru' 25. Orange line boards/VG; strong & sound w/fading to spine. DJ/None. Sticker removal shadow to front cover verso. Recollections of Russian anti-communist Petrograd professor and poet Pitirim Aleksandrovich Sorokin (1889-1968). First published 1924, volume covers the Russian Revolution of February 1917 through to his departure from Russia in September 1922.; this is the 1950, Enlarged Edition of 1950, carrying author's Fowared penned in Winchester, MA."Enlarged Edition" refers to an additional final chapter, "Thirty Years After" in which Sorokin considers how the Revolution has since come of age. and. concludes ironically how it has proven to be both a great success as well as a colossal failure. 346 pgs, 27 chapters, in 5 parts: Part I, 1947; II, 1918; III, 1919 - 1920; IV, 1921 - 1922; and V. Thirty Years After.. First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Vintage Journal.

$64.50

MY FINE FEATHERED FRIEND : UNCORRECTED PROOF
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MY FINE FEATHERED FRIEND : UNCORRECTED PROOF

By William Grimes

New York, NY: North Point Press/Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2002. UNCORRECTED PROOF. BRAND NEW Copy, with April 2002 as Tentative Publication Date, and Tentative Price of $15.00 for same year's hardcover printings. One day, in the dead of winter, a handsome, jet black chicken crowned with a crimson combs appears in the Queen, NY yard of New York Times food critic William Grimes. This delightful little book is about this unusual visitor and all things fowl for both Grimes and his wife who are animal-loving. The spirited fowl settles in to home among a family cats; not only staking out its own turf in the backyard but even brazenly taking its "rightful" place in the "cafeteria line" for cat food. Charming chronicle through which Grimes deftly sprinkles historical background and anecdotes about chickens along with reactions of neighbors & colleagues to a new family pet. A tale of a natural relationship between animals and humans in an urban setting. The bird's moment of fame is short-lived for it vanishes as mysteriously as it arrived just days after Grimes began writing about it in his column. Fowl play? Or a chicken endowed with an independent soul and love of adventure?. Uncorrected Proof. Soft Cover/Uncorrected Proof. NEW - COLLECTIBLE/None as Issued. Uncorrected Proof.

$28.50

WHAT ABOUT THE WORDS? : Creative Journaling for Scrapbookers
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WHAT ABOUT THE WORDS? : Creative Journaling for Scrapbookers

By Memory Makers

Denver, CO: Memory Makers, 2006. BRAND NEW & Colletible. First Edition, First Printing. Inspring guide to enriching scrapbook page, so often filled primarily wtih photos & art work, with words and comments --- journalism so to speak. On combining the visual record with the verbal. 128 pgs in 4, illustrated, sections: 1, Borrowed Words; 2, Simple Starts; 3, Just the Facts; and 4. Get Creative.. First Edition, First Printing. Paperback. COLLECTIBLE - NEW/None as Issued.

$26.50

DIGITAL SCRAPBOOKING: Vol 5. (Simple Scrapbooks)

By Simple Scrapbooks Editorial Staff

Primedia, 2006. BRAND NEW Copy w/a whisper of edge wear to softcover. In this Special Iissue expect to find three useful, exclusive digital kits to download, guide to setting up of photo shoots, scrapbooking on IPods and customizing digital papers. . Volume 5. Paperback/Magazine. NEW/None as Issued. Special Issue.

$32.50

ANSEL ADAMS : Our National Parks
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ANSEL ADAMS : Our National Parks

By Stillman, Andrea G.; Turnage, William A. (Editors)

Boston, MA: Little, Brown, 1992. Text/BRAND NEW. Illustrated soft cover/NF w/trace edge wear. Monograph. A visit to some forty national parks and monuments illustrated with legendary photographs of Ansel Adams (1902 - 1984). Visual splendor captured in time accompanied excerpts from his letters, speeches, and writings, some never before published, addressing critical issues facing the park system. A bringing together of eye and mind of an artist and environmental extraordinaire.. First Edition, 2nd Printing. Soft Cover. Near Fine/None as Issued. Illus. by Ansel Adams (Photographer).

$13.50

GLIMMER TRAIN : Fall 1995, Issue 16
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GLIMMER TRAIN : Fall 1995, Issue 16

By Susan Burmeister-Brown; Linda Davies (Editors)

Portland, OR: Glimmer Train Press, 1995. Text/BRAND NEW. Softcover/NF w/rubs to edges. Quarterly publication of short stories. LAID IN: Bookmark featuring lead authors of this Fall 1995, Issue. 168 pgs. Contents: 1, Stll Life with Father (Paul Rawlins); 2, Nails (Paul Griner); 3, Writer Silenced (Aysenur Zarakolu); 4, PolyClean ( Eileen McQuire); 5, Halogen (Eileen Graver); 6, Interviews w/1st, 2nd & 3rd-Place Winners; 7, Path of Trolls (Salvatore Diego Lopez; 8, Interview w/David Long; 9, Mrs. Proctor Bemis (Even S, Connell); 10, The Last Pages; 11, Past Authors & Artists; and 12, Hang On!. First Edition, First Thus. Soft Cover. NEAR FINE/None as Issued.

$23.50

LETTERS FROM LEADERS : Personal Advice For Tomorrow's Leaders From The World's Most Influential People
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LETTERS FROM LEADERS : Personal Advice For Tomorrow's Leaders From The World's Most Influential People

By Henry Dormann (Compiler)

Guilford, CT: Lyons Press/The Globe Pequot Press, 2009. BRAND NEW & COLLECTIBLE. First Edition, First Printing. Endpapers w/author autographs. Anthology of some 80 inspiring letters, some as facsimile reproductions of handwritten originals, each introduced w/biographical sketches by Henry O. Dormann ( 1932 - ), founder and editor-in-chief of LEADERS magazine, and host of the NBC television program Friends & Neighbors. When published in 2009, the collection Included are letters from four U.S. presidents: Gerald R. Ford (38th); Jimmy Carter (39th); George H.W. Bush (41st); and George W. Bush (43rd) --- now, being 2017, ADD Donald J. Trump(45th), then Chairman, President & CEO, Trump Organization, whose essay "The World is a Big Place" is included. Other essays from from Muhammad Ali, Mikhail Gorbachev, King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand and King Abdullah II of Jordan, and the Dalai Lama; from Cathie Black to T. Boone Pickens and Muriel Siebert.. First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. NEW - COLLECTIBLE/New. First Edition, First Printing.

$32.50

THE LETTERS OF VIRGINIA WOOLF : Vol. 2 : 1912-1922

By Woolf, Virginia; Nicolson, Nigel (Editor)

New York, NY: Houghton Brace Jovanovich, 1976. Text/BRAND NEW & Bright. Bi-color boards/NF. DJ/None. Gift inscription to fEP. Volume 2 of 2, covering letters written 1912 - 1922 from Virginia Stephen Woolf (1988 - 1912). First published under the title "The Question of Things Happening", 1976; this is the America Edition of the same year. This Volume 2 covers letters written during the first decade of her marriage through publication of "The Voyage Out", "Night and Day", and "Jacob's Room"; the founding of the Hogarth Press; and the years of World War I. In 1913, Woolf attempted to take her life, but, thwarted, emerged strong. 627 pgs. Included is what was written to Janet Case on Nov 19, 1919 (letter #1095, pg 400), "There's the whole question, which interests me ... of the things one doesn't say ... I mean, what is the reality of any feeling?" An introspective mind indeed.. First American Edition, 2nd Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$26.50

MADAME DE SEVIGNE: LETTRES CHOISIES (Les Classiques Pour Tous, Librairie Hatier, No. 27)
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MADAME DE SEVIGNE: LETTRES CHOISIES (Les Classiques Pour Tous, Librairie Hatier, No. 27)

By Madame De Sevigne; (Mme. A Vigneron, Editor)

Paris, France: Librairie A. Hatier, 1937. Text/NEW, showing margin discoloration. Stapled softcover/NF, also showing discoloration. Selected letters of French aristocrat Madame Sevigne (1626 - 1696 ) remembered for her letter-writing. 93 pgs. Collection of 61 letters, published c. 1937, with notes by Mme. A. Vigneron.. Soft Cover/Stapled. Very Good/None as Issued. Text/French.

$18.50

THIS IS MY BELOVED

By Benton, Walter

New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1968. Text/BRAND NEW & Bright. Bi-color boards/Good; strong w/discoloration and soiling to front. DJ/None. First published 1943, poet Walter Benton (1907 - 1976), dedicated to Lillian. Love poems written in diary form. The Journal runs from the 28th of April through November 25th --- post World War II in which Benton served, following seasons of re-birth in Spring through closing down havest in Fall. From birth of love, when "... words are born, not spoken" to the inevitable(?) hopeless end in but half a year, "... Now you are gone (and why) I feel I never knew you ---/ though you fill me with terrible wonder ... like the onset of madness".. First Edition, 39th Printing, 1968. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$16.50

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

RUMOR AND REFLECTION: Wartime Diary
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RUMOR AND REFLECTION: Wartime Diary

By Berenson, Bernard

New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 1952. Text/As New. Bi-color boards/VG; strong w/corner tip rubs. DJ/Poor; intact w/losses to edges, closed tears, and re-attached front inner flap. Discoloration to upper, dyed text block. PO stamp to fEP & rear cover verso. Published w/o ISBN; ISBN assigned subsequently. LAID-IN: Undated newspaper clipping on Berenson. Diary of historian of Italian Renaissance art Bernard Berenson (1865 - 1959), known to friends as "BB," Reflections, for the greater part, of when in retreat from Nazi gang rage, all the while while reading Italian and German dailies and listening to radio news from France and England. Records, published sixty years after written, of four fateful years from Jan 1st, 1941 thru' Nov 12th, 1944 while in retreat I Tatti. Strong copy w/poor dustjacket.. First Edition, 3rd Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Poor.

$18.50

J. ROSS BROWNE : His Letters, Journals & Writings

By Browne, J. Ross; (Lina Fergusson Browne, Editor, Introduction & Commentary)

Albuquerque, NM: Univ of New Mexico, 1969. BRAND NEW & COLLECTIBLE. Stated First Edition. Collection of letters, journals and writings of traveller, author, cartoonist and diplomat John Ross Browne (1821 - 1875). Contents consisting largely of manuscripts from the family's private holdings. A chronological presentation, with running commentary. 23 chapters commencing from 1842 through 1875.. First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. NEW/New. Stated First Edition.

$28.50

VON DEN KRIEGEN: Briefe an Freunde

By Emcke, Carolin

Berlin, Germany: S. Fischer Verlag GmbH, 2004. BRAND NEW & COLLECTIBLE, w/green ribbon bookmark. First Edition, First Thus. Award -winning collection of personal letters written to friends following covering war zones from German journalist Carolin Emcke (1967 -). Volume translated into English under the title: Echoes of Violence: Letters from a War Reporter. Agonizing philosophical reflections on wars and man's brutality to man in our own times witnessed in Iraq, Lebanon, Afghanistan, and New York City on September 11th, and other places. The first letter dates from after returning from Kosovo in the aftermath of ethnic cleansing of 1999. . First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. NEW - COLLECTIBLE/New. Text/German.

$32.50

WESTWARDHOA: In the Wake of Lewis and Clark

By Carter, W. Hodding

New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 1994. Text/BRAND NEW. Bi-color boards/Fine. DJ/NF w/faint smudge to upper front; now under mylar. Sticker removal scar to fEP. 1992, 3-month travelogue of W. Hodding Carter and Preston Maybank's modern day re-tracing of Lewis & Clark's historic expedition. Travelling via rubber raft (eventually equipped with a gas engine), afoot, ahorse, with frozen foods, and paths littered w/modern archaelogical droppings of styrofoam cups --- the engine dies and the raft sinks as they approach target destination of Astoria, Washington. If wackiness not your cup of tea, book is balanced & redeemed by incorporation of Lewis and Clark accounts providing concrete historical contrast. . First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. NEAR FINE/Near Fine. First Edition, First Printing.

$18.50

MY DEAR DOLPHIN
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MY DEAR DOLPHIN

By De Narvaez, Cynthia

New York, NY: American Heritage Press, 1969. Text/NEW & Bright. Illustrated linen boards/NF w/rubs to corner tips. DJ/VG; strong w/nips, chips, closed tears & rubs to edges, and creasing to rear inner flap. Sticker w/strike-out to fEP. A memoir in diary format. A mother's record of two, joyful summer vacations in Florida with her four children (ages four to eleven), spending their days swimming, playing, and becoming frieds with four dolphins. Text augmented with b/w photos by underwater photographer Jerry Greenberg. First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. NEAR FINE/Very Good. Illus. by Jerry Greenberg (Photographer).

$24.50

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