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Air-Conditioned Nightmare.

By Henry Miller .

New York, NY Avon Books, 1945. Mass Market Paperback Very Good in Wraps: shows indications of careful use: slight spine lean; light wear to the extremities, with a small scuffed area at the outside edge of the rear panel and a very faint crease top to bottom of the front panel; the front hinge has been carefully reinforced with clear cellophane tape; mild rubbing to the wrapper covers; a small, faint cup-ring at the front panel; the text pages have tanned somewhat, due to aging; the binding is square and secure; text clean. 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 lightly used copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing mild wear and minor, unobtrusive flaws. Clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (7.15 x 4.3 x 0.7 inches). 255 pages. Language: English. Weight: 5.6 ounces. Avon V-2038. Mass Market Paperback.

$9.41

American Notes for General Circulation.

By Charles Dickens.

Leipzig, Germany Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1842. Hardcover Very Good+: shows only the most minute indications of use. Mild rubbing to the black panelled boards; light wear to the extremities; some faint scuffing along the outside edges of the panels; foxing to the outside edges and endpapers; former owner's bookplate at front pastedown endpaper. The binding is square and secure; text clean. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting, marginalia or marks in the text. A handsome lightly used copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing a mild wear and minor cosmetic flaws. Not far from 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 24mo. (6.1 x 4.5 x 0.65 inches). 310 pages. Language: English. Green Quarter Cloth and Tips with Black Bands and Gilt Titles at the backstrip. Weight: 7 ounces. Hardback: No DJ 'as issued'. Travelogue of Dicken's trip to North America from January to June 1842.

$73.50

Welcome Home: Travels In Smalltown Canada.
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Welcome Home: Travels In Smalltown Canada.

By Stuart McLean.

Ontario, Canada Penguin Group: Penguin Books Canada, 1994. Mass Market Paperback First Edition Thus (1994), 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 wear to the extremities; the very faintest crease to the rear panel; the text pages have tanned somewhat, due to aging; a few very faint flecks of foxing to the bottom edge of the text block; else flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creases to the panels. Free of 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 nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing minor cosmetic flaws only. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (7.05 x 4.25 x 1.25 inches). xxiii, 463 pages. Language: English. Weight: 8.9 ounces. First Edition Thus (1994), First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence, but this book was first published by Viking in 1992 and Penguin had published a paperback edition in 1993. Mass Market Paperback.

$14.70

Against the Wind: A Maine to Alaska Bicycling Adventure.
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Against the Wind: A Maine to Alaska Bicycling Adventure.

By Marty Basch.

Intervale, NH Top of the World Communications, 1995. Paperback First Edition (1995); Second Printing in the same year. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Fine in Wraps: flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any creases to the covers. Free of creases to the backstrip. Free of 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, like-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing no flaws. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9 x 6 x 0.45 inches). vii, 141 pages. Language: English. Weight: 9.4 ounces. First Edition (1995); Second Printing in the same year. Trade Paperback. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

$19.60

The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-Town America.
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The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-Town America.

By Bill Bryson.

New York, NY Harper & Row: Perennial Library, 1990. Paperback First Edition Thus (1990); First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. First Edition Thus (1990); First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only a hint of sunning to the backstrip (the titles and the designs thereon are still bright and clearly legible): the text pages have tanned slightly, due to aging; else flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any creases to the covers. 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, nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing a couple of minor, unobtrusive flaws. Bright and Clean. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8 x 5.35 x 0.75 inches). 314 pages. Language: English. Weight: 10.5 ounces. Trade Paperback.

$24.50

Snow Man: John Hornby in the Barren Lands.
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Snow Man: John Hornby in the Barren Lands.

By Malcolm Thomas Waldron.

New York, NY Kodansha International, 1997. Paperback Reprint Edition (1997); First Printing of this edition. This title was first published in 1931. Reprint Edition (1997); First Printing of this edition. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only a former bookseller's rubber-stamped logo at the upper corner of the front endpaper; else flawless. The binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any creases. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, nearly-new copy, showing a single minor flaw; not quite absolutely pristine, but remains very close to it. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8 x 5.5 x 0.9 inches). xxii, 292 pages. Maps. Introduction by Lawrence Millman. Language: English. Weight: 12.3 ounces. This title was first published in 1931 in hardcover. Trade Paperback.

$8.23

Notes From the Century Before.

By Edward Hoagland .

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Douglas & McIntyre, Limited, 1995. Paperback First Edition Thus [1995]; First Printing indicated. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of wear to the extremities; crease along the front hinge. The binding shows barely discernible lean, but remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. No longer absolutely pristine, but remains very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 273pp. with maps. Illustrated with duotone drawings by Claire Van Vliet. Cover Illustration by Michael McCurdy. First Edition Thus [1995]; First Printing indicated. This text was first published in 1969 and has been reprinted before this very handsome edition appeared. Trade Paperback. Northern British Columbia description, travel, pioneers, history, frontier and pioneer life, social life and customs. In 1966 the author made a 3 month excursion into the wild northern B.C. crisscrossing by boat and float plane a tangle of mountains, glaciers, lakes and rivers. This is an account of his trip.

$11.96

Pelican in the Wilderness: A Naturalist's Odyssey in North America.

By F. Fraser Darling.

London, UK George Allen & Unwin, 1956. Hardcover First Ed, so stated. First Ed, so stated. Near Fine in Very Good+ DJ: Book shows only minute indications of use; just a hint of shelf wear and is no longer "fresh"; binding square and secure; text clean. DJ shows a short, closed tear and an attendant crease at the top of the rear hinge; else flawless; price unclipped; mylar-protected. No longer 'As New', but remains close to it. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 380pp. Tight & Clean burgandy boards with light lavender title to back strip. Endpaper Maps. 29 Black & White Photographic Illustrations. Hardback with DJ.

$49.00

Translating LA: A Tour of the Rainbow City.
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Translating LA: A Tour of the Rainbow City.

By Peter Therou.

New York, NY W.W. Norton & Company, 1994. Hardcover First Ed; First Printing indicated. First Ed; First Printing indicated. Very Good in Near Fine DJ: Book shows light wear to extremities; faint dampstain at head of backstrip, but this does not invade the text block except at the rear endpapers; binding shows slight spine lean, but remains perfectly secure; text clean. DJ shows the mildest rubbing; head of backstrip verso shows a small dampstain, but this is not visible from the exterior; price intact. Would make a fine reading copy. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 271pp. Hardback with DJ. Let's face it, Los Angeles gets more negative press than any other city in America. Much of this is because it's such an easy target-from police brutality, to earthquakes, to disgustingly ostentatious wealth, to smog, to gang violence, to sprawl, to racial tension, to the film industry-so much of how outsiders define LA is easy to use as fodder for contempt. And when you have a city that covers over 1,000 square miles and includes about 85 incorporated cities, one is left with a megalopolis that's hard to get one's mind around, much less defend. That said, Boston-raised writer and translator Theroux does his best to find the good in LA. After ten years living in the Middle East, he moved to Long Beach in 1985 and set himself up as a translator. In twelve breezy chapters that mix the history of LA's different areas with his own excursions and recent history, Theroux makes the case for LA as a multicultural melting pot that remains as the overwhelming symbol for the American good life in the Third World. Theroux does do a nice job of taking the reader through some of the neighborhoods with the aim of trying to explain how they are different and why. There are no big lessons to be learned, but Theroux's crisp prose and storytelling are a treat, and his open-minded approach to the city make for a nice change.

$2.35

Sin City: Generation X's Guide to Las Vegas Nightlife.
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Sin City: Generation X's Guide to Las Vegas Nightlife.

By Anthony Julius Rudolph and Rick Ramirez.

Plan B Publishing, 2000. Paperback Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: just a hint of wear to the extremities; mild, but pervasive rubbing to wrapper covers; binding shows barely discernible lean, while remaining perfectly secure; text clean. No longer pristine, but remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. 158pp. Profusely illustrated in black & white. High quality slick-paper production. Paperback. The first and only guide for Generation X about Las Vegas nightlife, we take you to the hottest spots including nightclubs, after hours, restaurants, stripclubs, bars and lounges, casinos, shows and cathouses. Written by locals who have lived the "scene," Sin City X features over 250 vivid, original photographs, coupled with witty narrative in an exciting layout. Topped off with gaming tips and a continuously updated site, Sin City X is Generation X's guide to Las Vegas nightlife.

$18.42

The Heart Of The World.

By Nik Cohn.

New York, NY Alfred A. Knopf, 1992. Hardcover First Edition [1992], so stated. First Edition [1992], so stated. Very Good in Very Good DJ: Both book and DJ show only minor indications of use. Book shows mild bumping at the upper front corner tip and light shelfwear; binding square and secure; text clean. DJ shows considerable rubbing to its sheen, but no other notable flaws; price unclipped. Overall, very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 371pp. Deckle Fore-Edge. Hardback with DJ.

$2.45

Mexico: A Sunset Travel Book.

By Editors of Sunset Books and Sunset Magazine .

Menlo Park, CA Lane Publishing Co. , 1967. Paperback New Edition. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use; binding square and secure; text clean. Just a hint of wear to extremities; mildest rubbing; small scar at upper corner front panel, where sticker has been removed. Remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 4to. 128pp. Profusely illustrated in black & white. Trade Paperback.

$2.84

On Blue Ice: The Inuvik Adventure.

By Jane Stoneman-McNichol.

Inuvik, NWT, Canada Town Of Inuvik, 1983. Hardcover First Edition [1983], unstated. Fine in Very Good+ DJ: Book shows binding square and secure; text clean. DJ shows only minor indications of very light use; price unclipped; mylar-protected. Remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Large 4to. 80pp. Profusely Illustrated, mostly in Black & White. First Edition [1983], unstated. Hardback with DJ.

$49.00

In the North of Our Lives: A Year in the Wilderness of Northern Canada.
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In the North of Our Lives: A Year in the Wilderness of Northern Canada.

By Christopher Norment.

Camden, ME Down East Books, 1989. Hardcover First Ed; First Printing indicated. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR. First Ed; First Printing indicated. Very Good in Very Good DJ: Both book and DJ show indications of moderate use: Book shows light wear to extremities; slight spine lean; faint indications of exposure to moisture have crinkled the last five pages a bit, while the cover appears unaffected; there is a small, ver faint coffee stain at the bottom of the fore-edge; binding secure; text clean. DJ shows a very faint damp stain at the bottom edge of the rear panel; else mild rubbing; light wear to extremities; price sticker at inside front flap; mylar-protected. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 4to. 248pp. Hardback with DJ. The author and his friends took an extended canoe trip over 2 summers in the Norther Barrenlands of Canada (mostly on the Thelon River), and overwintered in an extremely remote area in a small cabin. Their sojourn there was interrupted by the crash of a Russian satellite nearby. The author writes well of the physical and emotional hurdles involved in such an experience, and describes brilliantly the contrasts between life in the bush, and the intrusive aspects of modern civilization as represented by the satellite and the search for it. I have read dozens of books of this nature, and this stays in my mind as one of the best. While Christopher's book titled "Return to Warden's Grove" is clearly a good read it takes on greater significance if you first read "In the North of Our Lives". You really can not put "Return" into proper context until you read "North of our Lives". For anyone who has interest in the north woods, Canada, or the challenges of mounting an expedition of this magnitude this book is priceless. This will be a book you will re-read several times. Its that good. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR.

$117.60

Seven Shillings a Year: The History of Vancouver Island.

By Charles Lillard.

Ganges, BC, Canada Horsdal & Shubart Pub Ltd, 1986. Paperback First Ed thus; unstated. Very Good in Wraps: shows indications of light use: slight spine lean; light wear to extremities; moderate rubbing to wrapper covers; a few faint creases; binding secure; text clean. No longer 'As New', but remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 248pp. First Ed thus; unstated. Trade Paperback.

$3.14

Mexican Journal: 'The Conquerors Conquered'.

By Selden Rodman.

New York, NY Devin-Adair Company, 1958. Hardcover First Ed, unstated. First Ed, unstated. Very Good+ in Very Good DJ: Book shows a faint dampstain at lower front gutter--does not invade text; evidence of light shelving along bottom edge of boards; binding square and secure; text clean. Dustwrapper shows moderate wear to extremities; just a touch of loss due to rubbing; price-clipped; mylar-protected. 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. 298pp. Hardback with DJ.

$19.60

Cosmic Coastal Chronicles : A Wanderer's Adventures on the Pacific Coast.
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Cosmic Coastal Chronicles : A Wanderer's Adventures on the Pacific Coast.

By M. L. Fischer.

Soquel, CA Eclectic Press, 1997. Paperback First Ed thus; First Printing stated. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR. First Ed thus; First Printing stated. Fine in Wraps: binding square and secure; text clean. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 174pp. Trade Paperback. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR.

$15.68

Driving by Memory.

By William L. Fox.

Albuquerque,NM University of New Mexico Press, 1999. Hardcover First Edition [1999], so stated. First Edition [1999], so stated. Near Fine in Fine DJ: Book shows binding square and secure, but the front boards is slightly bowed; text clean. Dustwrapper shows price intact; mylar-protected. Close to 'As New'. A fresh, clean copy. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 172pp. Yellow cloth over boards. Brown and white pictorial dustwrapper. Hardback with DJ. Road trips to Las Vegas are the occasion for this entertaining meditation on the quintessentially American experience of driving across the desert. This is a profoundly personal, even idiosyncratic book about the most public of subjects, living in the postmodern West at the end of the millennium and what the cities, the freeways, the open spaces, and the billboards tell us about ourselves.

$10.98