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Salvage

By GILLOTT, Jacky

London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1968. First Edition. Hardcover. First Impression. Octavo (20.5cm); red paper-covered boards, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; 255,[1]pp. Slight lean, else a fresh, Near Fine copy. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced 30/- net), with gentle sunning to spine and minute wear to crown; Near Fine. Attractive copy of the English author's first novel.

$25.00

Encounters With Israeli Authors

By FUCHS, Esther

Marblehead, MA: Micah Publications, 1982. First Edition. Paperback. Collection of interviews with Israeli authors, including Gershon Shaked, Amalia Kahana-Carmon, S. Yizhar, Itamar Yaoz-Kest, A.B. Yehoshua, Aharon Appelfeld, Aharon Megged, Yoram Kaniuk, and Yehuda Amichai. Octavo (21.5cm); illustrated card wrappers; iv,92,[4]pp; illus. Gift inscription on verso of front wrapper, some faint, scattered moisture staining to wrappers, with a few faint creases; Very Good.

$45.00

The Sky Cage

By PRIOR, Ann

London: Chatto & Windus, 1967. First Edition. Hardcover. The New Zealand author's first novel, published when she was just 16 years old, while attending Oxford High School. A young adult novel with fantastic elements. First Impression. Octavo (20.5cm); red paper-covered boards, with titles stamped in gilt on spine and front cover; [vi],209,[1]pp. Fine in a very Near Fine dustjacket, unclipped (25s net), with a hint of sunning to spine and a short tear to upper front flap fold.

$35.00

The Woman Within

By GLASGOW, Ellen

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. Autobiography of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Virginia author. First Printing. Octavo (21.75cm.); teal cloth, with titles stamped in silver on spine and author's initials blind-stamped to front cover; dustjacket; xii,307pp.; 4 leaves of plates, facsimiles in text. Previous owners name to front endpaper, crown gently bumped, faint dust-soil to cloth, with scattered foxing to text edges, and some offsetting from jacket flaps onto endapers; Very Good. Dustjacket is unclipped, shelfworn and gently spine-sunned, with scattered foxing, several tears and attendant creases; Very Good.

$25.00

Dark Hazard [Inscribed]

By [CRIME & THE UNDERWORLD] BURNETT, W.R.

New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1933. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. Inscribed copy of Burnett's seventh book, a novel set in California and centered around a down-and-out gambler, his interaction with gangsters, and his love affair with dog racing - particularly with a greyhound named Dark Hazard. Burnett became involved in dog racing for a time while writing the novel, and even owned a greyhound named War Cry. Basis for Alfred E. Green's 1934 film of the same name, starring Edward G. Robinson and Genevieve Tobin, and a 1937 B-picture titled Wine, Women, and Horses. Hubin, p.58; Baird 359. With "H-H" code on copyright page. Octavo (21.5cm); dark blue cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in lime green across spine and covers; patterned endpapers; dustjacket; [viii],295,[1]pp. Inscribed by the author on the dedication page: "For Bill Paxson, who likes greyhound racing as much as I do - Best regards - W.R. Burnett." Sunning to spine, light wear to extremities, with some scattered soil to front cover; contents clean; Very Good or better. Dustjacket is spine-sunned, with modest shelfwear, several tiny nicks and short tears, and a 1.5" closed tear at upper front joint; Very Good.

$350.00

La Cosecha: Literatura y La Mujer Chicana [Cover Title] De Colores: Journal of Emerging Raza Philosophies - Vol.3, No.3

By ARMAS, Jose (editor)

Albuquerque: Pajarito Publications, 1977. First Edition. Paperback. Special issue of this journal, featuring essays, poetry, and prose by Chicana authors. Includes contributions by Lucha Corpi, Marina Rivera, Marcella Aguilar, Beatrice Zamora, Rita Sanchez, and others. Octavo (22.5cm); decorative wrappers; 92,[4]pp; illus. Hint of sunning to spine, some trivial wear to extremities, else very Near Fine.

$15.00

Dark Hazard
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Dark Hazard

By [CRIME & THE UNDERWORLD] BURNETT, W.R.

New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1933. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. Attractive copy of Burnett's seventh book, a novel set in California and centered around a down-and-out gambler, his interaction with gangsters, and his love affair with dog racing - particularly with a greyhound named Dark Hazard. Burnett became involved in dog racing for a time while writing the novel, and even owned a greyhound named War Cry. Basis for Alfred E. Green's 1934 film of the same name, starring Edward G. Robinson and Genevieve Tobin, and a 1937 B-picture titled Wine, Women, and Horses. Hubin, p.58; Baird 359. With "H-H" code on copyright page. Octavo (21.5cm); dark blue cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in lime green across spine and covers; gray topstain; patterned endpapers; [viii],295,[1]pp. Previous owners name to upper front endpaper, light wear to extremities, else a bright, Near Fine copy. BOMC booklet laid in.

$40.00

The Sun Beats Down: A Novella of the Cuban Revolution

By [CUBA] ARENAL, Humberto (novel); BERNSTEIN, Joseph M. (translation)

New York: Hill and Wang, 1959. First American Edition. Hardcover. Novella of the Cuban Revolution by Arenal (1926-2012), who was exiled to the United States during the Batista regime, and invited back to Cuba by Castro himself. "Based on an actual incident, The Sun Beats Down tells how a group of young revolutionists kidnaps a famous Mexican prize fighters from the lobby of Havana's busiest hotel" (from rear panel). Octavo (21cm); light gray cloth, with titles stamped in red on spine; dustjacket; [8],9-96pp. Hint of foxing to upper board edges, else Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket, unclipped (priced $2.50), with mild wear to extremities.

$25.00

Cuentos Chicanos (New America Vol.4, No.1)

By ANAYA, Rudolfo A. and Antonio Márquez (editors)

Albuquerque: New America, 1980. First Edition. Paperback. Collection of short fiction by Chicano authors, including contributions by Anaya, Adela Amador, Ron Arias, Denise Chavez, Sergio Elizondo, Rolando Hinojosa, Alberto Lovato, Joe Olvera, Leo Romero, Lautaro Vergara, and others. Octavo (22.75cm); illustrated wrappers; [6],7-109,[3]pp; illus. Trivial wear to extremities, else very Near Fine.

$40.00

The Silence of the Llano: Short Stories [Signed]

By ANAYA, Rudolfo

Berkeley: Tonatiuh-Quinto Sol International, 1982. First Edition. Paperback. The Chicano author's fourth book, a collection of ten short stories. First Printing, a trade paperback original. Octavo; beige wrappers, with titles printed in dark brown on spine and front panel; 174pp. Signed by the author on the title page. Some trivial wear to corners of front wrapper, else very Near Fine.

$40.00

The Road To Wigan Pier

By ORWELL, George; Victor Gollacz, foreword

London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1937. First Edition. Orwell's document on the lives and working conditions of British coal miners and industrial workers during the 1930's, this LBC edition precedes the first trade edition. FENWICK A5.a. Octavo (21.5cm.); limp orange cloth lettered in black; xxiv,264pp.; 16 leaves of photographic plates printed on rectos and versos. Light shelf wear, textblock edges foxed, else Very Good and sound. At bottom edge of upper cover: "Left Book Club Edition, Not For Sale to the Public."

$75.00

The Lion and the Unicorn: Socialism and the English Genius

By ORWELL, George

London: Secker & Warburg, 1941. First Edition. Hardcover. The first title in the Searchlight series, edited by Orwell and T.R. Fyvel, composed to "war-time standards, and concentrating on war-time problems and possible solutions" (Fenwick). The type would be destroyed in an air raid over Plymouth, the American and Canadian states bound from copies of the English edition. EGBERT II, p. 19; FENWICK A.9a. Small octavo (18.5cm.); publisher's grey mottled cloth in cream pictorial dust jacket printed in black and green; 126pp. Chipping and general edge wear to jacket extremities, corners bumped, light dust-soil, lighter portion of spine toned, slight spine lean; Very Good only. Searchlight Books No. 1.

$150.00

The Crock of Gold (Signed, Limited Edition)

By STEPHENS, James

London: Macmillan, 1926. Hardcover. A desirable copy of Stephens' best-known and most-reprinted work, a blend of fantasy, philosophy, and Irish folklore drawing "on the thought of Blake and Nietzsche to explore issues of life, death, gender selfhood, and social order... (Oxford Companion to Irish Literature). Originally issued in 1912; this 1926 edition is the first to include Mackenzie's brilliant color illustrations. One of 525 copies, signed by Stephens on limitation page (as called for). Quarto (29cm). Original parchment-backed paper-covered boards; dustjacket; pp (viii), 1-228; decorative head- and tail-pieces and twelve inserted leaves of mounted color plates by Thomas Mackenzie. Board corners pushed, with minute loss of paper at corner tips; parchment spine very slightly age-toned; else a tight, Near Fine copy in the original printed dustwrapper, lightly rubbed with a few brief closed tears to extremities; Very Good.

$300.00

Mr. Palomar
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Mr. Palomar

By CALVINO, Italo; William Weaver, trans

San Diego: Helen and Kurt Wolff Book / Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, [1983]. First American Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (21cm.); publisher's cloth-backed boards in white pictorial price-clipped dust jacket; [8],130pp. Jacket a bit dust-soiled, front hinge starting, else Very Good or better. Signature on title page, possibly the translator's.

$50.00

Arianrhod. A Welsh Myth Retold. Art and Illumination by Ken Ruffner
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Arianrhod. A Welsh Myth Retold. Art and Illumination by Ken Ruffner

By DONLEY, Barbara

Oakland: Stone Circle Press, 1987. First Edition. Paperback. Octavo. Pictorial card wrappers (softcover); 128pp. Review Copy, with publisher's materials laid in and "Review Copy - Not for Sale - Has 2 p.17's" written along inside gutter of half-title. Slight external rubbing and wear; a few faint creases to covers; internally clean, tight and unmarked - Very Good overall. As stated, page 17-18 is duplicated, but there is no missing text.

$45.00

The Naked Fields
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The Naked Fields

By FUJIN, Chu

Beijing: Chinese Literature Press / Panda Books, 1995. First Edition. Paperback. First printing. 12mo. Pictorial card wrappers; 258pp. Fine.

$30.00

Strings of Life
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Strings of Life

By TIESHENG, Shi

Beijing: Chinese Literature Press / Panda Books, 1991. First English Language Edition. Paperback. First printing. 12mo. Pictorial card wrappers (softcover); 271pp. Fine.

$30.00

The End of My Life
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The End of My Life

By BOURJAILY, Vance

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1947. First Edition. Hardcover. First printing. Inscribed and signed by the author "for Renée / a fellow-voyager to far ports," undated but apparently contemporaneous with publication. Clean, tight and unmarked in a mildly edge-rubbed jacket, lightly soiled on white portions; Very Good. Attractive copy of Bourjaily's critically acclaimed first book, a war novel based on the author's own experiences in WW2.

$200.00

The Lost Girl
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The Lost Girl

By LAWRENCE D.H.

London: Martin Secker, 1920. First Edition. Hardcover. 12mo. Brown publisher's buckram, lettered in gilt on spine; 371pp. Mild external soil, still a firm, attractive copy, Very Good or better, lacking the scarce dustwrapper.

$150.00

Unlike Others
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Unlike Others

By TAYLOR, Valerie

[New York]: A Midwood-Tower Book, [1963]. First Edition. Paperback. 12mo (18cm.); publisher's pictorial card wrappers, all edges stained yellow; 187pp. A hint of shelf wear, else a Near Fine, unread copy. Lesbian pulp novel by the prolific author of the genre, beginning with the protagonist, Jo Bates, newly single after her girlfriend Karen "had gone off to get married and lead the square suburban life." GRIER, p. 151 (A*).

$100.00

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