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Race: How Blacks and Whites Think and Feel about the American Obsession.

by TERKEL, Studs.

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Published
1992.
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First edition / First printing.
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9781565840003
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$30.00

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New York: The New Press, 1992. Signed at his contribution on page 213, by Charles Johnson. First edition / First printing. Light gray cloth spine, black paper-covered boards. Very fine in very fine dust jacket. Charles Johnson received the 1990 National Book Award for Middle Passage. He recently retired from the University of Washington in Seattle, where he… Read more
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The Prince of the Marshes.

by STEWART, Rory.

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Published
2006
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Fine
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First edition / First printing.
ISBN
9780151012350
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$75.00

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New York: Harcourt, Inc., 2006. Signed on the title page by the author. First edition / First printing. Maroon paper-covered spine, red paper-covered boards. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
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Uncommon Carriers.

by McPHEE, John

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Published
2006.
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First edition / First printing.
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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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Family Matters: Why Homeschooling Makes Sense.

by GUTERSON, David

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Published
1992.
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Fine
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First edition / First printing.
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9780151930975
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$45.00

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New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992. Signed by the author on the title page. First edition / First printing. Blue cloth spine, blue paper-covered boards. Fine in fine dust jacket.
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La Place de la Concorde Suisse.

by McPHEE, John

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Published
1984.
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First edition / First printing.
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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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The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions.

by PREJEAN, Sister Helen

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Published
2005.
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Fine
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First edition / First printing. Advance uncorrected proofs.
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9780679440567
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$18.00

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New York: Random House, 2005. First edition / First printing. Advance uncorrected proofs. Blue and white printed wrappers. Very fine.
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Orpheus in Nineteenth-Century Symbolism.

by KOSINSKI, Dorothy M

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Published
1989.
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First edition / First printing.
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9780835718684
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Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 1989. First edition / First printing. Brown cloth. Very fine in very fine dust jacket.
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The True Confessions of an Albino Terrorist.

by BREYTENBACH, Breyten

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Published
1984.
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Fine
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First edition / First printing.
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9780571133932
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$175.00

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London: Faber & Faber, 1984. Signed on the title page by the author. First edition / First printing. Black paper-covered boards. Very fine in very fine dust jacket. Convicted of High Treason in 1975, because of his political activity in opposition to Apartheid, Breytenbach served 7 years. The True Confessions of an Albino Terrorist describes his imprisonment.
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Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series.

by LAWRENCE, Jacob

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Published
1993.
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As New
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First edition / First printing.
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9780963612908
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$450.00

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Washington, D. C.: The Rappahannock Press, 1993. Signed on the half title page by Jacob Lawrence. First edition / First printing. Beige cloth. Very fine in very fine dust jacket.
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Gate of the Sun. Bab al-Shams.

by KHOURY, Elias. Translated by Humphrey Davies

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Published
2006.
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As New
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First edition / First printing.
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9780976390008
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$50.00

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Brooklyn: Archipelago Books, 2006. Signed by the author in both English and Arabic. First edition / First printing. Gold cloth spine, rust paper-covered boards. Very fine in very fine dust jacket. The author's masterwork. Winner of the 1998 Palestine Prize and Le Monde Diplomatique's 2002 Book of the Year. A New York Times Notable Book of the… Read more
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Judy Chicago: Holocaust Project: From Darkness Into Light.

by CHICAGO, Judy. With Photography by Donald Woodman.

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Orpheus Books
Published
1993.
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Fine
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First edition / First printing.
ISBN
9780670842124
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$55.00

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New York: Viking, 1993. First edition / First printing. Black cloth spine, gray paper-covered boards. Fine in fine dust jacket. An beautiful copy!
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It Takes a Village and Other Lessons Children Teach Us.

by CLINTON, Hillary Rodham

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Published
1996.
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Fine
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First edition / First printing.
ISBN
9780684818436
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$75.00

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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1996. Signed by Hillary Rodham Clinton. First edition / First printing. Blue cloth spine, green paper-covered boards. Fine in about fine dust jacket, with 1/8" tear at the top rear flap fold. The first book by the former First Lady, Senator, Secretary of State, and the first Woman to be nominated by a… Read more
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Drop City.

by BOYLE, T. C. [T. Coraghessan Boyle]

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Published
2003.
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First edition / First printing.
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9780670031726
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$50.00

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New York: Viking, 2003. Signed and dated 03/25/03 by the author with publisher's promotional postcard laid in. First edition / First printing. Blue paper spine, teal paper-covered boards. Very fine in very fine dust jacket.
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From the Ashes: Voices of Watts.

by SCHULBERG, Budd, Edited with an Introduction by

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Published
1967.
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Near Fine
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First edition / First printing.
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$85.00

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New York: New American Library, 1967. Signed on the half-title page by the author and inscribed: For Judy Schwab, Best, Budd Schulberg. First edition / First printing. Orange cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with slight spine fading and a couple closed tears. Previous owner's vintage bookplate on the front pastedown.
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$85.00
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The Art of Chabana: Flowers for the Tea Ceremony.

by MITTWER, Henry. With color paintings by Takashi Nomura and drawings by Yoshiko Akai

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Published
1974.
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Fine
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First edition / First printing.
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9780804811118
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$125.00

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Rutland, VT / Tokyo: Charles E. Tuttle, 1974. Signed and dated by the author on the front-free endpaper, also inscribed: To Pat Murosako & family with very best wishes always, Henry Mittwer Kyoto 1974. First edition / First printing. Decorated silk cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of fading to the spine. Henry… Read more
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The Hard Rain's Already Falling.

by HOFFMAN, Abbie. (Chicago Seven / Chicago Eight)

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Published
(1969).
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First Edition / First Printing.
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$40.00

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Chicago: The Conspiracy / Movement City, (1969). First Edition / First Printing. Four loose yellow sheets, photocopied on one side only. near fine. A rant by Abbie Hoffman about the government cracking down on young protesters. Included in his list of victims are the Black Panthers and rock Musicians Jimi Hendrix, MC-5, The Who, Phil Ochs, Tim Buckley,… Read more
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Summer Hummer Be-In.

by Hoffman, Abbie. (Chicago Seven / Chicago Eight)

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Published
(1969).
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First Edition / First Printing.
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Chicago: Free City Music / The Conspiracy, (1969). First Edition / First Printing. Photocopied sheet Near fine. Flyer for a be-in at Lincoln Park in Chicago.
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Hallucinations.

by SACKS, Oliver

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Published
2012.
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Fine
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First edition / First printing. Special signed edition.
ISBN
9780307957245
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$175.00

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2012. Signed by the author on a special page. First edition / First printing. Special signed edition. Blue paper-covered boards. Fine in fine dust jacket. Chosen by New York Times critic Michiko Kakutani as one of the Ten Best Books of 2012.
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The Picture History of Inventions from Plough To Polaris.

by ECO, Umberto and G. B. Zorzoli. Translated by Anthony Lawrence

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Orpheus Books
Published
1963.
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Near Fine
Edition
First U.S. edition / First printing.
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$850.00

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New York: The Macmillan Company, 1963. Signed on the title page by Umberto Eco. First U.S. edition / First printing. Off white cloth. Near fine with owner name emboss stamp to front free endpaper and also the title page in very good to near fine dust jacket, with several edge tears. The author's first book.
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$850.00
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In The Spirit of Crazy Horse.

by MATTHIESSEN, Peter

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Orpheus Books
Published
1983.
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Fine
Edition
First edition / First printing.
ISBN
9780670397020
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$125.00

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New York: Viking, 1983. First edition / First printing. Brown cloth spine, ochre paper-covered boards. Fine in very close to fine dust jacket with crease to the rear flap and one tiny edge tear. This original edition of In the Spirit of Crazy Horse was withdrawn by the publisher when Matthiessen and Viking were sued… Read more
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