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The Courting of Marcus Dupree.
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The Courting of Marcus Dupree.

By Willie Morris.

Jackson, MS University Press of Mississippi, 1992. Paperback First Edition Thus (1992), First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. First Edition Thus (1992), First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Very Good+ to Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: some shelf-soiling at the bottom edge of the text block; just a touch of wear to the lower front corner tip; a bump at the head of the backstrip has caused a couple of tiny splits in the paper of the wrapper cover at that point and the spot has been carefully repaired with clear cellophane tape; the binding square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any creases to the covers. 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 very nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing a couple of minor, unobtrusive flaws only. Bright and clean. Close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9 x 5.95 x 1.35 inches). 463 pages. Postscript by Billy Watkins on Dupree's career since the publication of the original hardcover edition. Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 9 ounces. University Press Paperback.

$14.70

Beginning : An Actor's Life by the Academy Award-Nominated Director and Star of Henry V.
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Beginning : An Actor's Life by the Academy Award-Nominated Director and Star of Henry V.

By Kenneth Branagh.

New York, NY St. Martin's Press, 1991. Paperback First Edition Thus (1991), Third Printing. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of wear to extremities. The binding is square and 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 very nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing only the very mildest wear. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.25 x 5.5 x 0.7 inches). x, 244 pages. Illustrated with drawings in black & white. Language: English. Weight: 10.5 ounces. First Edition Thus (1991), Third Printing. Trade Paperback.

$10.00

Here If You Need Me: A True Story.
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Here If You Need Me: A True Story.

By Kate Braestrup.

Boston, MA Little Brown & Company, 2007. Hardcover First Edition (2007), so stated. First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. First Edition (2007), so stated. First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Fine in Near Fine to Very Good+ DJ: The Book is flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. 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, like new, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing no flaws. Remains close to 'As New'. The DJ's price has been clipped; else flawless. Remains very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.5 x 5.85 x 0.8 inches). 211 pages. Quarterbound in white cloth-covered boards with a blind LB imprint on the front board and a gray cloth, yellow-lettered spine. Language: English. Weight: 13 ounces. Hardback with DJ. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

$14.11

I Couldn't Smoke the Grass on My Father's Lawn: Pot, Girls and Swingers in London" Ultra-Mod Set.

By Michael Chaplin.

New York, NY Ballantine: Mod Books, 1967. Mass Market Paperback First Edition Thus (1967), so stated. Very Good: shows light wear to the extremities; mild rubbing. faint soiling, and several very faint stress creases to the panels; the text pages have tanned slightly, due to aging. The binding is square and secure; the text is clean. 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 mild wear and minor cosmetic flaws. Remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (6 x 4.25 x 0.6 inches). 171 pages. 16-page section of duotone photographs. Language: English. Weight: 4.4 ounces. Mass Market Paperback.

$9.41

Old Friends at Cambridge and Elsewhere.

By J. Willis Clark, M.A.

London, UK Macmillan and Co. Ltd., 1900. Hardcover First Edition (1900), unstated. Very Good: shows light wear to the extremities; mild rubbing to the panels; very slight spine lean. The binding is secure; the text is clean; former owner's name and place (Cambridge) penned at the upper corner of the front free endpaper. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. A moderately used copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing mild wear and minor flaws. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (7.8 x 5.5 x 1.2 inches). vii, 397 pages. Deckle edges. Language: English. Weight: 1 pounds, 2.9 ounces. First Edition (1900), unstated. Hardback: Lacks DJ.

$24.50

Around the House and in the Garden: A Memoir of Heartbreak, Healing, and Home Improvement.
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Around the House and in the Garden: A Memoir of Heartbreak, Healing, and Home Improvement.

By Dominique Browning.

New York, NY Scribner, 2003. Paperback First Edition Thus (2003), First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. First Edition Thus (2003), First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of a crease - or wrinkle - near the bottom corner of the front panel; the binding shows the very slightest lean, but remains perfectly secure; else flawless; the text is clean. 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 very nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing a couple of minor, unobtrusive flaws. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.5 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches). 206 pages. Language: English. Weight: 7.4 ounces. Trade Paperback.

$8.23

A Story Teller's Story.

By Sherwood Anderson.

Cleveland, OH The Press of Case Western Reserve University, 1968. Hardcover First Edition (1968), unstated in accordance with Case Western's customary practice. The DJ shows a complete numerical sequence at the bottom corner of the rear panel. First Edition (1968), unstated in accordance with Case Western's customary practice. The DJ shows a complete numerical sequence at the bottom corner of the rear panel. Near Fine in Very Good+ DJ: The Book shows only minute indications of use: some barely discernible smudges to the outside edges of the text block; mild shelving wear to the lower extremities; a small, faint stain at the upper front free endpaper; else flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing minor, unobtrusive flaws. Bright and Clean. Close to 'As New'. The DJ shows very light wear to the extremities; mild rubbing and several light scuffs; a short, closed tear at the bottom of the front hinge; the price is unclipped; mylar-protected. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9.25 x 6.2 x 1.3 inches). xix, 360 pages. Edited with an Introduction by Ray Lewis White. Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 13 ounces. Hardback: Lacks DJ.

$19.60

Flight of Passage: A Memoir.
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Flight of Passage: A Memoir.

By Rinker Buck .

New York, NY Hyperion, 1997. Paperback First Edition Thus (1997), Fifth Printing. Very Good in Wraps: shows three faint creases top to bottom of the backstrip and the binding leans slightly off square, while remaining secure; the text is clean. Else, just a hint of wear to the extremities. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A well-cared for copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing several minor, unobtrusive flaws. Bright and Clean. Would make a handsome reading copy. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9.2 x 5.5 x 1 inches). ix, 351 pages. Language: English. Weight: 17 ounces. First Edition Thus (1997), Fifth Printing. Trade Paperback.

$2.35

Come, Tell Me How You Live.

By Agatha Christie Mallowan.

New York, NY Pocket Books: Kangaroo, 1977. Paperback First Edition Thus (1977), so stated. First Edition Thus (1977), so stated.. Very Good in Wraps: shows indications of careful use: slight spine lean; just a hint of wear to the extremities, but with a eighth-inch closed fissure at the outside edge of the front panel; very mild rubbing to the panels of the wrapper covers; two faint creases at the backstrip; the pages have tanned slightly, due to aging; the binding is secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, well-cared for copy, structurally sound and tighly bound, showing only very mild wear a couple minor flaws. Remains close to 'As New'. Clean and crisp throughout. The binding is tight. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (7 x 4.25 x 0.65 inches). 222 pages. Language: English. Weight: 5 ounces. First published in 1946. Mass Market Paperback.

$24.50

An American Requiem: God, My Father, and the War That Came Between Us.
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An American Requiem: God, My Father, and the War That Came Between Us.

By James Carroll.

Boston, MA Houghton Mifflin Company: Mariner Books, 1996. Paperback First Edition Thus [1996]; First Printing indicated. First Edition Thus [1996]; First Printing indicated. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of rubbing; the pages have tanned just slightly, due to aging. The binding shows barely discernible lean, while remaining perfectly secure; text clean. Free of any creases. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tighly bound, showing mild wear and a couple of minor flaws. Remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.5 x 5.3 x 0.7 inches). 279 pages. Language: English. Weight: 11.2 ounces. Trade Paperback.

$6.47

Earth Horizon: An Autobiography.

By Mary Hunter Austin.

Albuquerque, NM Univ Of New Mexico Press, 1991. Paperback Reprint Edition [1991]; first published in 1932. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the faintest sunning at the back strip, though the titles thereon remain bold and clearly legible. A former bookseller's rubber-stamped logo at the upper corner of the front free end paper; else flawless. The binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo.(8.5 x 5.5 x 1.25 inches). ix, 402 pages. Afterward by Melody Graulich. Cover illustration by Barbara Whitehead. Reprint Edition [1991]; first published in 1932. University Press Paperback. This book sets forth a woman's life at about the turn of the last century. It gives some fascinating insights into early feminism and the struggles of the suffragettes. She tells her story simply, in limpid, unadorned prose. Provides a glimpse into the lives of the early Californians and the landscape as it appeared a hundred years ago. This book discusses, in very personal terms, faith, motherhood, marriage, careers, family, and wonder of nature. I highly recommend it.

$19.60

A Zen Romance: One Woman's Adventures in a Monastery.
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A Zen Romance: One Woman's Adventures in a Monastery.

By Deborah Boliver Boehm.

New York, NY Kodansha International , 1997. Paperback First Edition Thus [1997]; First Printing indicated. First Edition Thus [1997]; First Printing indicated. Fine in Near Fine DJ: Book shows no flaws; the binding is square and secure; the text clean. The DJ shows only the mildest rubbing and the faintest sunning to the peach-toned background field of the rear panel; the price is intact. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. 258 pages. The hardcover edition was published the previous year. Paperback: French Wraps [with DJ]. I loved 'A Zen Romance'. It is the true story of a young woman's years in Japan in the sixties and her experiences in all facets of the world she encountered - religions, monasteries, men, food and many wise and not so wise, fascinating characters. Far from being a self-aggrandizing memoir, a travelogue or a spiritual manual, this book reads like a rich, delicious novel. Sandra Boliver Boehm writes with a sense of humor about her college-age self, and with meticulous and sensual detail about her experiences in Japan in the 1970's. Her relationship with the men in the Zen monastery she lived near is a great story in itself. Another story is that throughout she was a "militant virgin." Her descriptions of the food she ate are enough to make a reader crave sushi every night. This is a phenominal coming-of-age tale, and a must for any intelligent young woman with a lust for adventure. What I especially loved was that she kept her perspective and especially her sense of humor. Everyone should read this book. I can't recommend it highly enough.

$21.76

The Education of Henry Adams: An Autobiography.

By Henry Adams.

New York, NY The Book League of America, 1928. Hardcover Reprint Edition. Good: Shows some use, but remains a sturdy reading copy nevertheless. The Binding is square and secure; only moderate wear to the extremities; some darkening to the backstrip has rendered the titles thereon rather difficult to read, light soiling and mild rubbing; the text is clean. "Park Lane Library rubber-stamped at the top of the front and rear pastedown endpapers. This is the only sign of public ownership. The former owner's quite tasteful bookplate at the front pastedown endpaper. Overall, remains structurally sound and tightly bound: a sturdy reading copy with a clean text. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club. 8vo. 517pp. Gilt titles at the front panel have been dulled a little, but remains perfectly legible. Reprint Edition [1928]; copyright 1918. Hardback: Lacks DJ. The Education of Henry Adams records the struggle of Bostonian Henry Adams (1838–1918), in his later years, to come to terms with the dawning 20th century, so different from the world of his youth. It is also a sharp critique of 19th century educational theory and practice. In 1907, Adams began privately circulating copies of a limited edition printed at his own expense. Commercial publication had to await its author's 1918 death, whereupon it won the 1919 Pulitzer Prize. The Modern Library placed it first in a list of the top 100 English-language nonfiction books of the twentieth century. The Education is much more a record of Adams's introspection than of his deeds. It is an extended meditation on the social, technological, political, and intellectual changes that occurred over Adams's lifetime. Adams concluded that his traditional education failed to help him come to terms with these rapid changes; hence his need for self-education. The organizing thread of the book is how the "proper" schooling and other aspects of his youth, was time wasted; thus his search for self-education through experiences, friendships, and reading. Many aspects of the contemporary world emerged during the half-century between the Civil War and World War I, a half-century coinciding with Adams's adult life. An important theme of The Education is its author's bewilderment and concern at the rapid advance in science and technology over the course of his lifetime, sometimes now called Second Industrial Revolution but incarnated in his term "dynamo." The Education mentions the recent discovery of x-rays and radioactivity, and shows a familiarity with radio waves in his citation of Marconi and Branly. Adams purchased an automobile as early as 1902, in order to make better use of a summer in France researching Mont Saint Michel and Chartres. He correctly predicted that the 20th century would see even more explosive changes. Adams repeatedly laments that his formal education, grounded in the classics, history, and literature, as was then the fashion, did not give him the scientific and mathematical knowledge needed to grasp the scientific breakthroughs of the 1890s and 1900s. Two aspects set The Education apart from the common run of autobiographies. First, it is narrated in the third person; second, it is frequently sarcastic and humorously self-critical. The Education repeatedly mentions two long-standing friends of Adams, the scientific explorer of the Far West, Clarence King, and the American diplomat, John Milton Hay. The Education does not discuss Adams's marriage, and the illness and 1885 suicide of his wife, Clover; it skips twenty years from 1872 to 1892. Adams, splendidily reflective and self-critical in so many other ways, did not articulate what, if anything, he had learned from these sobering experiences. But he did, in fact, speak to his marriage in indirect ways. For example, he lamented how the memorial he had constructed for his wife had become something of a tourist attraction. More generally, it is clear that his outlook changed after her death.

$7.06

Memoirs of Madame du Barri.

By Madame du Barri.

New York, NY Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1930. Hardcover First "Authorized" Edition USA, so stated. First "Authorized" Edition USA, so stated. Very Good in Good DJ: The Book shows indications of careful use: light wear to extremities; very slight spine lean; former owner's attractive "early aviation" motif bookplate affixed to the front pastedown endpaper; very faint, but pervasive foxing at the tinted top edge. The Binding remains quite secure; the text clean. The DJ shows fairly heavy wear; some loss to chipping and rubbing at extremities, which also show a number to tiny tears, most of them closed; moderate soiling; price clipped, mylar-protected. A structurally sound, tightly bound copy, showing a few minor flaws and light wear in a well-worn, but mostly intact DJ. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. viii + 305pp. Deckle fore-edge; decorated endpapers. Hardback with DJ.

$32.63

The Lord Protector: Religion and Politics in the Life of Oliver Cromwell.

By Robert S. Paul.

Grand Rapids, MI William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1955. Paperback First Ed thus, later printing. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of light use: light wear to extremities; former owner's name inside the front cover; moderate rubbing to wrapper covers; numeral "3" in marker pen near the top edge of the front panel has been rubbed in a unsuccessful attempt to erase; back-strip very lightly sunned, but the titles thereon remain unaffected: bold and clearly legible; binding square and secure; text clean. No longer 'As New', but remains a sturdy, presentable copy with a clean text . NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 438pp. First Ed thus, later printing. Trade Paperback.

$16.27

Hell West and Crooked.

By Tom Cole.

Pymble, NSW, Australia HarperCollins: Angus & Robertson, 1994. Paperback First Ed thus, but later printing. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of light use; very slight spine lean; light wear to extremities; mild rubbing; very faint crease across front panel; binding secure; text clean. No longer 'As New', but remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 356pp. Maps. First Ed thus, but later printing. Trade Paperback. The autobiographical account of a young Englishman's life in the Outback during the 1920s and 1930s. It traces his life from his days as a drover and stationhand in the toughest country in Australia to his experiences as a buffalo shooter and crocodile hunter in the Northern Territory before the war. It out-adventures anything fiction writers could hope to produce!

$19.60

The Sun At Midday: Tales of a Mediterranian Family.
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The Sun At Midday: Tales of a Mediterranian Family.

By Gini Alhadeff.

Hopewell, NJ Ecco Press, 1997. Paperback First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use; binding shows barely discernible spine lean, but remains perfectly secure; text clean. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 227pp. Trade Paperback.

$3.92

The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Volume II: Paris and Prison.

By Jacques Casanova de Seingalt.

New York, NY G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1960. Hardcover Shows sparse PENCIL UNDERLINING throughout the text. Else, Very Good in Very Good+ DJ: Both book and DJ show indications of moderate use. Book shows just a hint of wear to the extremities; mild rubbing; several small soil spots to the panels and a number of spray spots at the tinted top edge; the binding shows slight lean, but remains quite secure. DJ shows very mild rubbing and faint soiling; light wear to extremities; unclipped; mylar-protected. Overall, remains a handsome volume with noted problems in a very nice DJ. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 714pp. No date of publication provided. The first complete and unabridged English translation by Arthur Machen. Illustrated with period engravings. Hardback with DJ.

$7.06

The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Volume V: In London and Moscow.

By Jacques Casanova de Seingalt.

New York, NY G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1950. Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine DJ: Both book and DJ show only minute indications of use. Book shows the faintest indications of shelving; quite fresh for its age; binding shows slight lean, but remains perfectly secure; text clean. DJ shows only mild rubbing and faint soiling; unclipped; mylar-protected. Overall, very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 637pp. No date of publication provided. The first complete and unabridged English translation by Arthur Machen. Illustrated with period engravings. Hardback with DJ.

$16.27

The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Volume I: Venetian Years.

By Jacques Casanova de Seingalt.

New York, NY G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1945. Hardcover Shows sparse PENCIL UNDERLINING throughout the text. Else, Very Good in Very Good+ DJ: Both book and DJ show indications of moderate use. Book shows just a hint of wear to the extremities; the tinted front free end paper has a couple of creases; mild rubbing; several small soil spots to the panels and some damp blanching at the tinted top edge; binding square and secure. DJ shows very mild rubbing and faint soiling; light wear to extremities; unclipped; mylar-protected. Overall, remains a handsome volume with noted problems in a very nice DJ. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 729pp. No date of publication provided. The first complete and unabridged English translation by Arthur Machen. Illustrated with period engravings. Hardback with DJ.

$7.06

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