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The Hard Blue Sky.

By Shirley Ann Grau .

Greenwich, CT Fawcett: Crest , 1972. Paperback First Edition Thus (1972), not directly stated, but implied by lack of subsequent printings cited. First Edition Thus (1972), not directly stated, but implied by lack of subsequent printings cited. Very Good+ to Near Fine in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: just a hint of wear to the extremities; very mild rubbing to the wrapper covers; a small, faint coffee-like stain to the lower rear panel; the text pages have tanned very slightly, due to aging; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creases to the covers. Free of any creases to the backstrip. Free of any creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. A handsome nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing minor, unobtrusive flaws only. Bright and clean. Remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (7 x 4.2 x 0.85 inches). 415 pages. Language: English. Weight: 8 ounces. All edges tinted yellow. Language: English. Weight: 8 ounces. First published by Knopf in 1958. Mass Market Paperback.

$9.41

Rabble in Arms.
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Rabble in Arms .

By Kenneth Roberts .

Camden, ME Down East Books, 1996. Paperback First Edition thus (1996); First Printing, indicated by a complete numerical sequence. First Edition thus (1996); First Printing, indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Very Good in Wraps: shows indications of light use: slight spine lean; a split at the top of the front hinge has been neatly repaired with clear celophane tape; very light wear to extremities; former owner's short gift inscription at the title page; the binding is secure; the text is clean. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing mild wear and minor flaws. No longer 'As New', but remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 8.25 x 5.5 x 1.25 inches). 586 pages. Maps precede the text. N.C. Wyeth painting depicting Benedict Arnold on horseback at the front panel. Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 7 ounces. Trade Paperback. There are three kinds of historical fiction: the bad, the good, and Kenneth Roberts. No one else's novels in this genre are as readable or as real. In fact, few novelists in any genre do such a good of engaging the reader. It's not flashy, it's not gimmicky, it's just good writing. It's you-are-there and you want to gobble it up. And in the process you feed your mind. What a deal. I recommend all Roberts' novels. This one concerns the Battle of Valcour and related events during the revolutionary war -- told from a completely personal perspective. By the time you're done this book you'll not only understand the military maneuvers, you'll empathize with the cold toes and fatigue (and more) of the people maneuvering. A highlight of Rabble in Arms is its presentation of more about Benedict Arnold than most people know. He's not just a caricature, he's a real guy, and here is what's behind his scenes.

$11.96

The Well of Lost Plots: A Thursday Next Novel.
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The Well of Lost Plots: A Thursday Next Novel.

By Fforde, Jasper.

New York, NY Penguin Books, 2004. Paperback First Edition Thus in USA (2004); first printing thus, indicated by a complete numerical sequence. First Edition Thus in USA (2004); first printing thus, indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Very Good+ to Near Fine in Wraps: shows only slight spine lean and the text pages have tanned slightly, due to aging; the binding remains perfedtly secure; the text is clean. Free of creases to the covers. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing only a couple of unobtrusive flaws. Bright and Clean. Remains very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (7.75 x 5.15 x 0.8 inches). xv, 375 pages. Color illustration precedes the text. Text is followed by a number of pages of duotone illustrations. Language: English. Weight: 10 ounces. Trade Paperback. Sequel to The Eyre Affair and Lost in a Good Book.

$5.49

Daughters: A Novel.

By Paule Marshall.

New York, NY Atheneum, 1991. Hardcover First Edition (1991); First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. First Edition (1991); First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Very Good+ in Very Near Fine DJ: Both book and DJ show only minute indications of use. The Book shows the slightest bowing to the boards; faint indications of shelving along the bottom edge; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tighly bound, showing a couple of very minor flaws. Remains close to 'As New'. The DJ shows barely discernible wear at the upper front corner; the price is unclipped; mylar-protected. Overall, very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9.6 x 6.6 x 1.5 inches). 408 pages. Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 11.5 ounces. Hardback with DJ. SIGNED BY AUTHOR.

$7.64

Going Nucular: Language, Politics, and Culture in Confrontational Times.
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Going Nucular: Language, Politics, and Culture in Confrontational Times.

By Geoff Nunberg.

New York, NY PublicAffairs, 2005. Paperback First Edition Thus (2005); First Printing indicated. First Edition Thus (2005); First Printing indicated. Near Fine in Wraps: a mild bump at head of backstrip has caused a short tear which has been carefully reglued; else flawless. The binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. Shows a couple of very minor flaws; but remains a structurally sound, tightly bound copy; virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.25 x 5.5 x 1 inches). 326 pages. Language: English. Weight: 14.4 ounces. Trade Paperback.

$9.41

Hearts Contending.

By Georg Schock.

New York, NY Harper and Brothers Publishers, 1910. Hardcover First Edition [1910], so stated. First Edition [1910], so stated. Very Good+: shows minimal wear to the extremities. The top edge shows dust-darkening. The binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. No longer absolutely pristine, but remains a handsome copy: clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (7.55 x5.15 x 1.3 inches). 272 pages. Tissue-guarded frontispiece is a softly colored illustration of the protagonist. Gilt designs and titles at front panel and backstrip are quite bold. Weight: 18.4 ounces. Hardback: No DJ 'as issued'.

$49.00

The Promise That Was America.

By Edwin C. Anderson.

Santa Rosa, CA, U.S.A. Jerns Montague Press, 1998. Hardcover First Edition [1998], so stated. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. First Edition [1998], so stated. Near Fine in Near Fine DJ: Book shows barely discernible bowing to its boards; two pages show their corner tips inadvertently dog-eared; else flawless. The binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. Very close to 'As New'. The DJ shows the mildest rubbing; the price is intact; mylar-protected. Overall, remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo.(9.35 x 6.3 x 1 inches). xiv, 232 pages. Weight: 1 pound, 5.7 ounces. Hardback with DJ. The American Revolution took place over nine generations of colonial Americans and grew out of ideas that had been evolving for centuries. Anderson begins and ends this work by connecting recent history with the events and people of the early colonial period up to the creation of the nation. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR.

$19.60

Fanny Kemble: The American Journals.

By Fanny Kemble.

London, UK Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1990. Hardcover First Edition UK [1990], so stated. First Edition UK [1990], so stated. Very Near Fine in Very Near Fine DJ: Both book and DJ show only minute indications of use. The Book's pages are tanned a bit with age; shows barely discernible spine lean, though the binding remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. The DJ shows the mildest rubbing to the family; the price has not been clipped; mylar-protected. Overall, very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9.5 x 6.5 x 1.15 inches). xiii, 216 pages. Edited by Elizabeth Mavor. Weight: 19.6 ounces. Hardback with DJ.

$14.70

5:04 P.M.: The Great Quake Of 1989 [A Pictorial Of The Devastation In Santa Cruz County, California].

By Editors of the Santa Cruz Sentinel.

Santa Cruz, CA Santa Cruz Sentinel , 1989. Paperback First Edition [1989], First Printing stated. First Edition [1989], First Printing stated. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: a barely discernible soil spot at the upper rear panel and the faintest hint of wear at the lower corner of the front panel; else flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. Virtually 'As New'. Oblong quarto. (8.25 x 11.1 x 0.25 inches). 112 pages. Weight: 13.6 ounces. A Paperback Original: Pictorial Wraps. An account of the earthquake, with contributions by the staff writers and photographers of the Santa Cruz Sentinel; hundreds of color and black & white photographs, maps, and illustrations.

$19.60

The American Way of Life.

By Ashley Montagu.

New York, NY G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1967. Hardcover First Edition [1967]; Third Printing. Near Fine in Near Fine DJ: The Book shows indications of very light use: minimal shelving wear; the tinted top edge may be very lightly sun-blanched (we haven't a second copy for comparison); the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses. notations, marks, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. The DJ shows only mild rubbing; the price is intact, but has been partially scratched out and a small price written directly below it on the inside flap; mylar-protected. Overall, a handsome copy: clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. (8.6 x 6.1 x 1.5 inches). 352 pages. Weight: 1 pound, 6.8 ounces. First Edition [1967]; Third Printing. Hardback with DJ. Contains more than 60 essays regarding and reviewing the moral attitudes, habits, manners and peculiarities of Americans.

$5.88

Crossroads: Tales of the Southern Literary Fantastic.
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Crossroads: Tales of the Southern Literary Fantastic.

By Andy Duncan and Brett Cox, [Editors].

New York, NY Tom Doherty Associates: Tor, 2004. Paperback First Edition Thus [2004]; First Printing indicated. First Edition Thus [2004]; First Printing indicated. Fine in Wraps: flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. (5 x 1 x 7.9 inches). 380 pages. Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces. Trade Paperback.

$6.47

Stop That Girl: A Novel in Stories.
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Stop That Girl: A Novel in Stories.

By Elizabeth McKenzie.

New York, NY Random House, 2005. Hardcover First Edition [2005]; First Printing indicated. First Edition [2005]; First Printing indicated. Fine in Very Near Fine DJ: The Book is flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. The DJ shows the slightest wrinkle at at the upper front corner tip and a faint crease at the upper corner of the inside front flap; else flawless; the price is intact; mylar-protected. Not absolutely pristine, but remains very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 207pp. Hardback with DJ. Just reading the first few delicious pages of Stop That Girl, I knew I was in for a treat (I remember sinking into it one night and I kept waking up my husband accidentally by laughing out loud so much). I read the opening story over twice, I found it so funny, witty, and qwirky but then the rest of the book turned out to be just as good. The stories are hilarious, but there is a underlining psychological thread that makes this go way beyond humor -- this is satisfying story-telling, poignant. The main character has alot of spunk and insight. She's brought up by a crazy family such as only California can produce. Rollicking, sad, sassy, and irreverent, this is a fun world to be in and includes an unforgetable sojourn in Europe with Dr. Frost the grandmother, a weird risk-taking mother, antics at a hamburger stand, an outrageous car ride with Alan Ginsberg. Delicious is the word that continues to come to mind. I'll watch this author closely.

$49.00

Stop That Girl: A Novel in Stories.
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Stop That Girl: A Novel in Stories.

By Elizabeth McKenzie.

New York, NY Random House, 2005. Hardcover First Edition [2005]; First Printing indicated. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR. First Edition [2005]; First Printing indicated. Very Near Fine in Very Near Fine DJ: The Book shows just a hint of shelving wear along the bottom edge and the binding shows barely discernible lean, while remaining perfectly secure; the text is clean. The DJ shows the mildest rubbing; the price is intact; mylar-protected. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 207pp. Hardback with DJ. Just reading the first few delicious pages of Stop That Girl, I knew I was in for a treat (I remember sinking into it one night and I kept waking up my husband accidentally by laughing out loud so much). I read the opening story over twice, I found it so funny, witty, and qwirky but then the rest of the book turned out to be just as good. The stories are hilarious, but there is a underlining psychological thread that makes this go way beyond humor -- this is satisfying story-telling, poignant. The main character has alot of spunk and insight. She's brought up by a crazy family such as only California can produce. Rollicking, sad, sassy, and irreverent, this is a fun world to be in and includes an unforgetable sojourn in Europe with Dr. Frost the grandmother, a weird risk-taking mother, antics at a hamburger stand, an outrageous car ride with Alan Ginsberg. Delicious is the word that continues to come to mind. I'll watch this author closely. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR.

$147.00

Literacy in American Schools: Learning to Read & Write.
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Literacy in American Schools: Learning to Read & Write.

By Stein, Nancy L. (Editor).

Chicago, IL University of Chicago Press, 1986. Paperback First Edition [1986]; First Printing indicated. Very Good+in Wraps: shows mild rubbing ; small, very faint stain at fore-edge; backstrip sunned, though titles thereon remain bright and clearly legible; binding square and secure; text clean. Appears unread. Close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 209pp. The Essays in this volume first appeared in the American Journal of Education, November 1984, Volume 93, No. 1. First Edition [1986]; First Printing indicated. University Press Paperback.

$3.53

The Quest for Economic Stability: From Roosevelt to Bush.

By Hugh S. Norton.

Columbia, SC University of South Carolina Press, 1991. Hardcover Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged [1991]. Near Fine in Near Fine DJ: Both book and DJ show only minute indications of use. Book shows small ding at top edge of cloth-covered boards, which has been neatly tape-repaired; binding square and secure; text clean. DJ shows mildest rubbing to its sheen; crease at inside front flap; unclipped; mylar-protected. Overall, very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 352pp. Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged [1991]. Hardback with DJ.

$9.41

Three Goat Songs.
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Three Goat Songs.

By Michael Brodsky.

New York, NY Four Walls Eight Windows, 1991. Paperback First Edition Thus; First Printing indicated. First Edition Thus; First Printing indicated. Very Near Fine in Wraps: there is just a hint of wear to the corner tips and the slightest toning to the white background field of the wrapper covers; else only the mildest rubbing; the binding remains square and secure; text clean. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 166pp. Trade Paperback. In a theater of coastal rocks, before an audience of goats, a man tells his story--about the impossibility of telling his story. Like the rocks, which he describes both as faces and as anal, ``hair-clogged fissures,'' storytelling, he says, consists of fronts and rears, beginnings and ends. And language avails him no devices with which to connect these ``into some single statement worthy of a whole being.'' So the man refers to himself in this trilogy of novellas through a ``cento of butt-ends,'' a patchwork of scraps from others' tales. Brodsky craftily revises the ancient Greek term for tragedy--literally ``goat song.'' He writes not of the individual's flouting of order, the theme of tragedy, but of the individual's desire for order in a unified narrative of the self. Brodsky's prose seems to proceed from the very core of his character's thinking, ``from the site of its eruption.'' Its molten flow consumes all types of language--colloquialisms, legalese, and some eminently obscure vocabulary. The result is a vigorous, eccentric style that enables Brodsky to bring a Swiftian gusto to the novel of ideas and write a challenging, at times dazzling book.

$9.41

Public Ethics: American Morals and Manners.

By James Sellers.

New York, NY Harper & Row, 1970. Hardcover First Ed, so stated. First Ed, so stated. Very Good in Very Good DJ: Book shows barely discernable spine-lean; several superficial dings to upper edge of the page block; mild shelfwear; very slight bow to boards. Binding secure; text clean. DJ shows light sunning at backstrip, though titles thereon remain quite legible; very mild wear to extremities; some rubbing; tiny, closed tear at bottom front face; crease at inside front flap; price-clipped; mylar-protected. No longer 'As New', but remains a handsome copy with a few flaws, as noted. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 349pp. Hardback with DJ.

$9.41

My Search for the Messiah: Studies and Wanderings in Israel and America.

By Mark Mirsky.

New York, NY MacMillan Publishing Company, 1977. Hardback with DJ. First Ed, so stated. First Ed, so stated. Very Good in Near Fine DJ: Book shows faint indications of shelving along bottom edge of boards; top and bottom edges of panels very lightly sunned; former owner's name at front free endpaper; sparse, scattered underlining in ink. Binding square and secure; text clean. DJ shows faintest sunning at backstrip, though titles thereon remain quite bold and clearly legible; price intact; mylar-protected. Despite its flaws, remains sturdy, presentable, functional reader's copy. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 240pp. Hardback with DJ.

$3.53

My Life, Starring Dara Falcon.

By Ann Beattie.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., 1997. Hardcover First Ed; First Printing indicated. First Ed; First Printing indicated. Fine in Fine DJ: Book shows binding square and secure; text clean. DJ unclipped. As New. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 307pp. Hardback with DJ. Combines intensely realistic description and an effortless command of mood to examine the treacherous difference between love and fascination: between what we know about other people and what we think we know. Beattie braids subplots and vibrant characters into a work that is compassionate, tartly funny, and teeming with life.

$9.41

The Killing Ground (Scribner Signature Edition).
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The Killing Ground (Scribner Signature Edition).

By Mary Lee Settle.

New York, NY Scribner: Signature Editions, 1988. Paperback First Ed; First Printing indicated. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR in blue ink on the front endpaper. There is also a printed "signature" at the title page, as do all titles in the signature series. First Ed; First Printing indicated. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use; wrappers covered with clear vinyl pastedown cover; little or no wear to the wrappers themselves;binding square and secure; text clean. Just a hint of wear to extremities; mildest rubbing; pages tanned a bit. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 385pp. [Book V of the Beulah Quintet]. Trade Paperback. Mary Lee Settle (July 29, 1918, Charleston, West Virginia – September 27, 2005, Ivy, Virginia) was an American writer. She won the 1978 National Book Award for her novel Blood Tie and was a founder of the annual PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. Settle is most famous for a series of novels called The Beulah Quintet (Prisons, O Beulah Land, Know Nothing, The Scapegoat, The Killing Ground), which cover the history of West Virginia. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR.

$19.60

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