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Who Owns the West?

by KITTREDGE, William.

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Orpheus Books
Published
1996.
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As New
Edition
First edition / First printing.
ISBN
9781562790783
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$32.00

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San Francisco: Mercury House, 1996. Signed on the title page by the author. First edition / First printing. Illustrated wrappers. Very fine. A paperbound original.
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Uncommon Carriers.

by McPHEE, John

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Orpheus Books
Published
2006.
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As New
Edition
First edition / First printing.
ISBN
9780374280390
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$125.00

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New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2006. Signed and dated 6-26-06 on the title page by the author. First edition / First printing. Black paper-covered spine, maroon paper-covered boards. Very fine in very fine dust jacket. A New York Times Notable Book of the Year 2006.
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La Place de la Concorde Suisse.

by McPHEE, John

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Orpheus Books
Published
1984.
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As New
Edition
First edition / First printing.
ISBN
9780374182410
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$125.00

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New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1984. Signed on the title page by the author. First edition / First printing. Gray cloth. Very fine in very fine dust jacket.
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High Tide in Tuscon: Essays from Now or Never.

by KINGSOLVER, Barbara. Illustrations by Paul Mirocha

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Orpheus Books
Published
1993.
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As New
Edition
First edition / First printing.
ISBN
9780060172916
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$35.00

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New York: HarperCollins, 1993. Signed by the author on the title page. First edition / First printing. Olive cloth spine, cream paper-covered boards. Very fine in very fine dust jacket.
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Orientations: Collected Writings by Pierre Boulez.

by BOULEZ, Pierre. Edited by Jean-jacque Nattiez. Translated by Martin Cooper

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Orpheus Books
Published
1986.
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First U.S. edition / First printing.
ISBN
9780674643758
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$30.00

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Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1986. First U.S. edition / First printing. Black paper-covered boards. Light bump to top front corners, near fine in near fine dust jacket.
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Devotion. The 2016 Windham Campbell Lecture. Why I Write Series.

by SMITH, Patti.

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Orpheus Books
Published
2017.
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As New
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First edition / First printing.
ISBN
9780300218626
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$75.00

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New Haven: Yale, 2017. Signed on the title page by Patti Smith. First edition / First printing. Red cloth. Very fine in very fine dust jacket. Legendary Poet, Artist and Punk Rock Icon. Inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame in 2007. Smith was Robert Mapplethorpe's roommate. She befriended Writers Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, had an affair and… Read more
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Reading Rilke: Reflections on the Problems of Translation.

by GASS, William H

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Published
1999.
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As New
Edition
First edition / First printing. Uncorrected proof.
ISBN
9780375403125
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$50.00

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999. First edition / First printing. Uncorrected proof. White printed wrappers. Very fine.
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Borzoi Reader Volume 6 Number 1.

by BEGLEY, Louis, Robert Boswell, Henry Louis Gates, V. S. Naipaul, Sandra Cisneros and others, Contributors

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Orpheus Books
Published
Spring 1994.
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Fine
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First edition / First printing.
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$21.00

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Spring 1994. First edition / First printing. Green printed wrappers. Very fine.
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Borzoi Reader Volume 5 Number 3.

by McCarthy, Cormac, advance excerpt form The Crossing. Signed by Bharati Mukherjee at her excerpt

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Orpheus Books
Published
Winter 1994.
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Fine
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First edition / First printing.
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$30.00

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Winter 1994. Signed by Bharati Mukherjee at her excerpt: Holder of the World. First edition / First printing. Gray printed wrappers. Very fine.
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Picking and Choosing: Essays on Prose.

by KIZER, Carolyn.

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Orpheus Books
Published
1995.
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As New
Edition
First edition / First printing.
ISBN
9780910055253
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$40.00

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Cheney, WA: Eastern Washington University Press, 1995. Signed by the author on the title page, additionally inscribed: For Don, Thanks for getting this! Carolyn Kizer. 1 November '01. First edition / First printing. Green cloth. Very fine in very fine dust jacket.
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Outcroppings.

by McPHEE, John. Photography by Tom Till

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Orpheus Books
Published
1988.
Condition
Fine
Edition
First edition / First printing.
ISBN
9780879052621
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$75.00

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Salt Lake City: Peregrine / Gibbs Smith: 1988. Signed on the half-title page by John McPhee and Tom Till. First edition / First printing. Blue cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Original owner has attached bandolier with "Autographed" and The Nature Company logo printed on it.
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One Half of Robertson Davies.

by DAVIES, Robertson

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Orpheus Books
Published
1977.
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Near Fine
Edition
First U.S. edition / First printing.
ISBN
9780670526086
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$30.00

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New York: Viking, 1977. First U.S. edition / First printing. Brown cloth spine, beige paper-covered boards. Near fine in price clipped, near fine dust jacket.
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Voice From the Attic.

by DAVIES, Robertson

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Orpheus Books
Published
1960.
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Very Good
Edition
First edition / First printing.
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$18.00

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1960. First edition / First printing. Blue cloth. Lending Library stamp to front free end-paper, else very good in very good dust jacket with 1/2 inch chip to bottom fore-edge of the dust jacket, not affecting any text.
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The Givenness of Things: Essays.

by ROBINSON, Marilynne

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Orpheus Books
Published
2018.
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As New
Edition
First edition / First Printing.
ISBN
9780374298470
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$145.00

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New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2015. Signed by the author on the title page. First edition / First Printing. Ivory paper-covered boards. Very fine in fine dust jacket. A beautiful copy.
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$145.00
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Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises.

by GEITHNER, Timothy F

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Orpheus Books
Published
2014.
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As New
Edition
First edition / First printing.
ISBN
9780804138598
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$42.00

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New York: Crown, 2014. Signed by Timothy Geithner, on a blank page following the front free end-paper. First edition / First printing. Black paper spine, black paper-covered boards. Very fine in a very fine dust jacket. Seattle Arts and Lectures program and ticket laid in.
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Fates Worse Than Death: AN Autobiographical Collage of the 1980s.

by VONNEGUT, Kurt

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Orpheus Books
Published
1991.
Condition
Fine
Edition
First edition / First printing
ISBN
9780399136337
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$425.00

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New York: Putnam, 1991. Signed on the title page by Kurt Vonnegut. First edition / First printing Pale green cloth spine, blue paper-covered boards Fine in fine dust jacket.
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$425.00
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Speak Out! Speeches, Open Letters, Commentaries.

by GRASS, Gunter. Introduction by Michael Harrington

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Orpheus Books
Published
1969.
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Fine
Edition
First U.S. edition / First printing.
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$500.00

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New York: Harcourt Brace & World, 1969. Signed by the author on the half title page, and rare thus. First U.S. edition / First printing. Maroon cloth. Fine in near fine dust jacket. Gunter Grass was the 1999 Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.
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Postscript To The Name of the Rose.

by ECO, Umberto

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Orpheus Books
Published
1984.
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Fine
Edition
First U.S. edition / First printing. Promotional copy with Not F
ISBN
9780151731565
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$20.00

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New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1984. First U.S. edition / First printing. Promotional copy with Not For Resale stamped on the title page. Blue cloth. Fine with Not For Resale stamped on title page in price-clipped, about fine dust jacket.
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The Loss of El Dorado.

by NAIPAUL, V. S

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Orpheus Books
Published
1969.
Condition
Fine
Edition
First edition / First printing.
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$50.00

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London: Andre Deutsch, 1969. First edition / First printing. Brown paper-covered boards. Fine in a price-clipped jacket with price increase sticker. The dust jacket has minor soiling to the rear panel, else fine and bright. Naipaul is the Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.
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The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed.

by McPHEE, John.

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Orpheus Books
Published
1973.
Condition
As New
Edition
First edition / First printing.
ISBN
9780374137816
Item Price
$350.00

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New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1973. Signed on the title page by the author. First edition / First printing. Green cloth spine, orange paper-covered boards. Very fine in very fine dust jacket. A superb copy!
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$350.00