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Toy
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Toy

by Sanborn, Gertrude

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Edition not stated, No previous printings noted
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Chicago, M.A. Donohue, 1922, hardcover, Edition not stated, No previous printings noted, Same date to title page and copyright page, Fair condition, lacking dustjacket. Straight and firmly bound, corner and spine-end wear, some small spots to blue cloth boards, gift inscription to front endpaper. The story of a modern woman of the 1920s.
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Writing in Restaurants
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Writing in Restaurants

by Mamet, David

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  • near fine
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Used - Near Fine
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First Edition, First Printing
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New York, Viking, 1986, hardcover, First Edition, First Printing, Signed and Inscribed by the Author on the front endpaper, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket. Straight tight and clean with no markings, slight corner bumps. Dustjacket unclipped with original price, slight corner and edge bumps, two tiny spots to front panel, light rubs to rear panel, in new Brodart sleeve. Essays and opinions on various, wide-ranging subjects, from the actor's craft to old-time pool halls, and a lovely tribute to his favorite bitches. ISBN 9780670811403
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Eliza's Daughter
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Eliza's Daughter

by Aiken, Joan

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Used - Very Good+
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First U.S. Edition stated, First Printing by numberline
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Hardcover
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New York, St. Martin's Press, 1994, hardcover, 316 pp, First U.S. Edition stated, First Printing by numberline, Very Good+ in Very Good dustjacket, Signed by the Author "Happy New Year from Joan Aiken" on the title page. Straight, tight and clean with no markings, light spine end bumps one edge bump. Dustjacket unclipped bearing original price, light edge nicks, in new Brodart sleeve. The award-winning author of more than 90 books for children and adults presents a sequel to Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility. ISBN 9780312109721
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The Nomadic Marchesa
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The Nomadic Marchesa

by Adam, Ian

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Paperback
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Calgary, Touchwood Press, 2003, trade paperback, 83 pp, First Edition, First Printing, Signed and inscribed by the Author on the title page "Ian Adam, For Vivian - fellow poet - all best wishes - IA", Fine condition, no dustjacket as issued. Straight, tight and clean with no wear or markings. The third collection of poetry from the Alberta poet and educator. Laid-in is an invitation to the book's launch on Nov. 12, 2003, at McNally Robinson Books in Calgary. ISBN 9780968786130
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The House
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The House

by Cormack, Barbara Villy

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  • very good
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Used - Very Good
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First Edition, First Printing
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Toronto, Ryerson Press, 1955, hardcover, 255 pp, First Edition, First Printing, Very Good in Very Good dustjacket, Signed by the Author without inscription on the title page. Straight, tight and clean, short gift inscription (non-authorial) to half-title verso, corner and spine end bumps, a few tiny dents to front board. Dustjacket, light edge nicks, a few spots to rear panel. very pretty in new Brodart sleeve. The second novel by the Alberta-based poet, journalist, and early biographer of the women's suffrage movement.
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From Marconi to Telstar: The Story of Radio

From Marconi to Telstar: The Story of Radio

by Wymer, Norman

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Used - Near Fine
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London, Longmans Green and Co, 1966, hardcover, 114 pp, First Edition, First Printing, Near Fine in Good dustjacket. Straight, tight and clean with no wear or markings, slight spine end touches. Dustjacket price clipped, light edge nicks, some laminate lifting adjacent to spine, in new Brodart sleeve. This history of the development of radio to the satellite age focuses mainly on the inventors; Marconi, Baird, Watson-Watts, and Lord Reith. Illustrated throughout with drawn figures and black-&-white plates.
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The Bengali Intellectual Tradition: From Rammohun Ray to Dhirendranath Sen

The Bengali Intellectual Tradition: From Rammohun Ray to Dhirendranath Sen

by Mukhopadhyay, Amal Kumar (editor)

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Used - Good
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First Edition
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Hardcover
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Calcutta, K.P. Bagchi & Company, 1979, hardcover, viii-289 pp, First edition, Good in Good dustjacket. Straight, tight and clean, name to front endpaper, spine-end and corner bumps, spine faded. Dustjacket, edge chips, rubs, a few spots to spine, in new Brodart sleeve. The result of a collective study by the Council for Political Studies, Calcutta, includes 12 essays on the great Bengali intellectuals of the past 150 years, by the author and others. Each essay concludes with notes and references. Index appended.
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The Ones I Used to Laugh With: A Haibun Journal April-May 1992
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The Ones I Used to Laugh With: A Haibun Journal April-May 1992

by Di Prima, Diane

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Used - Fine
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Limited Edition of 500 copies, First Printing stated
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Paperback
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San Fransisco, Habenicht Press, 2003, staple-bound softcover, 12 pp, Limited Edition of 500 copies, First Printing stated, Signed by the Author on the half-title page, Fine condition. Straight, tight, clean and unread with no wear or markings. The result of a writing assignment given by Di Prima to her class, in which she also participated, exploring her relationship to poetry and creativity during that time.
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Loba Part II
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Loba Part II

by Di Prima, Diane

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  • very good
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Used - Very Good
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First Edition, First Printing
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Paperback
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Pt. Reyes CA & Kathmandu, Eidolon Editions, 1976, center-stapled trade paperback (10" x 7.25"), 16 pp. printed on one side only, First Edition, First Printing, limited to 550 copies, Very Good condition in illustrated wraps. Straight, tight and clean, light foxing to covers and text block edge, tiny nicks to top corner of front cover. Printed on handmade paper this small collection continues Di Prima's exploration of Loba, the she-wolf, as mythic mother of the world. Monochrome illustrations by Josie Grant.
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The Intimate Diary of a Russian Woman: My Search for Meaning in the Midst of My Country's Upheaval
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The Intimate Diary of a Russian Woman: My Search for Meaning in the Midst of My Country's Upheaval

by Romine, Elena

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  • near fine
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Used - Near Fine
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First Edition stated, First Printing by numberline
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New York, William Morrow & Co, 1992, hardcover, 236 pp, Signed and inscribed by the Author on the half-title page, First Edition stated, First Printing by numberline, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket. Straight. tight and clean with no markings, slight spine-end touches. Dustjacket unclipped bearing original price, slight edge bumps, light rubs, in new Brodart sleeve. A young woman writes candidly of a choice she feels she must make, between her country's uncertain future, and the promise of life in the West. Translation by Antonina W. Bouis. ISBN 9780688104160
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A Fence Away From Freedom: Japanese Americans and World War II
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A Fence Away From Freedom: Japanese Americans and World War II

by Levine, Ellen

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New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1995, hardcover, x-260 pp, First Edition, First Printing by numberline, Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, Signed by the Author without inscription on the title page. Straight, tight and clean with no markings, slight spine end bumps. Dustjacket unclipped bearing original price, light scratches, in new Brodart sleeve. The award-winning author of Freedom's Children helps recount the stories of a number of young Japanese Americans whose lives and families were changed forever when the attack on Pearl Harbor prompted FDR to sign an executive order forcing their evacuation and imprisonment. Illustrated throughout with black-&-white photographs. Appended: Glossary, Chronology, Acronyms, Camp Sites, Who's Who, Bibliography, Index. ISBN 9780399226380
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The Tribe of Dina: A Jewish Women's Anthology
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The Tribe of Dina: A Jewish Women's Anthology

by Kaye/Kantrowitz, Melanie, and Irena Klepfisz

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Revised and expanded Edition, First Printing
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Paperback
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Boston, Beacon Press, 1989, trade paperback, 360 pp, Revised and expanded Edition (most of the material in this volume originally appeared in nos. 29/30 of the journal Sinister Wisdom (1986)), First Printing, Signed and inscribed by both Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz and Irena Klepfisz 'To Abby' with personal messages, on the title page, Very Good in bright, pictorial card covers. Straight, tight and clean with no markings, slight corner bumps, corner crease to rear cover affecting the final two pages. A collection of writings, including poetry, by Jewish women worldwide regarding the value of women's participation in Jewish life, and the feminist struggle in the Jewish community. Illustrated throughout with black-&-white photographs. Appended: Glossary, Contributor's Notes, Resources. ISBN 9780807036051
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Unbowed
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Unbowed

by Maathai, Wangari

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New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 2006, hardcover, xvii-314 pp, First Edition stated, First Printing, Signed by the Author without personal inscription, simply 'Peace, Wangari' on the title page, Near Fine in Very Good+ dustjacket. Straight, tight and clean with no wear or markings, slight spine-end touches. Dustjacket unclipped bearing original price, slight signs of wear from handling, in new Brodart sleeve. This personal memoir from the founder of the Green Belt Movement in Africa and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize follows the author through her early life and struggle for education, her numerous run-ins with the brutal Moi government, and her eventual election to the Kenyan Parliament in 2002. Illustrated with 16 pages of black-&-white photographs. Appended: Konyeki na Ithe, or 'Konyeki and His Father', Index. ISBN 9780307263483
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Operation Keelhaul: The Story of Forced Repatriation from 1944 to the Present
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Operation Keelhaul: The Story of Forced Repatriation from 1944 to the Present

by Epstein, Julius

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Old Greenwich CT, The Devin Adair Company, 1974, hardcover, xiv-255 pp, Second Printing stated, Very Good+ in Very Good dustjacket. Straight, tight and clean with no markings, slight spine-end and corner wear. Dustjacket unclipped bearing original price, slight edge nicks, tiny edge chip to front flap, darkened area to rear panel, spine slightly faded, in new Brodart sleeve. The surprisingly little-known story of numerous Russian and Eastern European POWs, defectors, and escapees who were repatriated to the Soviet Union against their will by the American and European governments in contravention of international law at the end of WWII. Illustrated with 16 black-&-white plates. Six Appendices from Original Sources plus Footnotes, Bibliography, and Index. Introduction by Bertram D. Wolfe. ISBN 9780815964070
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A Ballet of Lepers: A Novel and Stories
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A Ballet of Lepers: A Novel and Stories

by Cohen, Leonard

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New
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Advance Uncorrected Proof (ARC)
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New York, Grove Press, 2022, trade paperback, 272 pp, Advance Uncorrected Proof (ARC), New. Straight, tight and clean with no wear or markings in bright, pictorial card covers, no dustjacket as issued. The pieces in this collection, written between 1956 and 1961 and including short fiction, a radio play, and a stunning early novel, offer startling insights into Cohens imagination and creative process. Cohen explores themes that would permeate his later work, from shame and unworthiness to sexual desire in all its sacred and profane dimensions to longing, whether for love, family, freedom, or transcendence. ISBN 9780802160478
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