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One L

One L

by Scott Turow

"A wonderful book...it should be read by anyone who has ever contemplated going to law school. Or anyone who has ever worried about being human." -The New York Times It was a year of terrors and triumphs, of depressions and elations, of compulsive work, pitiless competition, and, finally, mass hysteria. It was Scott Turow's first year at the oldest, biggest, most esteemed center of legal education in the United States. Turow's experiences at Harvard Law School, where freshmen are dubbed One Ls, parallel... Read more about this item
The Color Of Water

The Color Of Water

by James McBride

Who is Ruth McBride Jordan? A self-declared "light-skinned" woman evasive about her ethnicity, yet steadfast in her love for her twelve black children. James McBride, journalist, musician and son, explores his mother's past, as well as his own upbringing and heritage, in a poignant and powerful debut, The Color Of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother.The son of a black minister and a woman who would not admit she was white, James McBride grew up in "orchestrated chaos"... Read more about this item
Father Of the Blues

Father Of the Blues

by W C Handy

The Hidden Heart Of Baja

The Hidden Heart Of Baja

by Erle Stanley Gardner

The Art In Painting

The Art In Painting

by Albert C Barnes

In His Image

In His Image

by Bryan William Jennings

Ice Palace

Ice Palace

by Edna Ferber

Strangers Among Us

Strangers Among Us

by Ruth Montgomery

Claiming Kin

Claiming Kin

by Ellen Bryant Voigt

Vergil Dying

Vergil Dying

by Gabriel Josipovici

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Family and Nation

by Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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The Changed Child

by Randy Wallenberg

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My Year In a Log Cabin

by William Dean Howells

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And, Much More, Not Ourselves

by Robert Bringhurst

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Where the Compass Spins

by Radcliffe Squires

Inscribed Books & Ephemera

THE DEATH OF CHE GUEVARA

THE DEATH OF CHE GUEVARA

by Cantor, Jay

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1983. First edition. Nice inscription to Hugh Kenner on front endpaper. Apparently the author had been a student of his. Light soiling on tips of page edges else fine. In fine dust jacket with very minor edge rubbing.
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€94.47
MAN-FATE: The Swan Song of Brother Antoninus

MAN-FATE: The Swan Song of Brother Antoninus

by Everson, William

(New York): New Directions, (1974). First edition, simultaneous paperback issue. There was also a small hardback issue. INSCRIBED BY EVERSON, "To Betsy/ who heaved at this book/ on her trusty IBM/ with deep gratitude/ Bill Everson" His first published collection after leaving the Dominican Order in 1969. White paperwraps with photograph of Everson on front. Fine.
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€70.85
RELATIONSHIP; [Two volumes -- SIGNED association copy of first edition & INSCRIBED copy of first Indian edition with ALS]

RELATIONSHIP; [Two volumes -- SIGNED association copy of first edition & INSCRIBED copy of first Indian edition with ALS]

by Mahapatra, Jayanta

(Greenfield Center / Cuttack, India): (Greenfield Review Press) / Chandrabhaga Society, (1980 & 1982). First edition of each. Prints the 12-part epic poem considered to be his best. Winner of India's prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award -- the first English-language book of poetry to receive the award. TWO VOLUMES: the true first edition published in 1980 in the U.S.; and the first Indian edition published 2 years later (both are English-language). First edition (U.S.) is an ASSOCIATION COPY, SIGNED by... Read more about this item
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€708.52
Small archive of books and correspondence, including six books signed by Hazo: THANK A BORED ANGEL | THE POWER OF LESS: Essays on Poetry and Public Speech | THE POWER OF LESS: Poetry and Public Speech (separately published lecture on the subject) | SEXES: THE MARRIAGE DIALOGUES | THE SONG OF THE HORSE | THE AUTOBIOGRAPHERS OF EVERYBODY; [Seven books total, with all but one signed or inscribed, along with correspondence]

Small archive of books and correspondence, including six books signed by Hazo: THANK A BORED ANGEL | THE POWER OF LESS: Essays on Poetry and Public Speech | THE POWER OF LESS: Poetry and Public Speech (separately published lecture on the subject) | SEXES: THE MARRIAGE DIALOGUES | THE SONG OF THE HORSE | THE AUTOBIOGRAPHERS OF EVERYBODY; [Seven books total, with all but one signed or inscribed, along with correspondence]

by Hazo, Samuel

Various places: Various publishers, 1983-2009. First edition of each. Hazo is a National Book Award finalist, author of numerous books (including poetry, fiction, and essays), founder of the International Poetry Forum, and was Pennsylvania's first State Poet, serving from 1993 to 2003. Collection includes: THANK A BORED ANGEL: Selected Poems (NY: New Directions, 1983), the scarce simultaneous hardcover issue, fine in near fine dust jacket with "army" in "army lieutenant" hand corrected to "marine" on... Read more about this item
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€259.79
BETTY a Glad Awakening

BETTY a Glad Awakening

by Ford, Betty (SIGNED)

New York: Doubleday and Company, 1987. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Fine/Near Fine. Octavo. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY BETTY FORD ON FFEP. 217pp. Bound in 1/4 black cloth over blue-green paper covered boards, a fine copy in a near fine unclipped dust jacket. Mrs. Ford's memoirs of alcohol and drug addiction and her recovery.
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€56.68
I AM THE BEAUTIFUL STRANGER Together with THE LINE OF LEAST EXISTENCE and TO SMITHEREENS (Inscribed)

I AM THE BEAUTIFUL STRANGER Together with THE LINE OF LEAST EXISTENCE and TO SMITHEREENS (Inscribed)

by Drexler, Rosalyn

New York: Grossman Publ.; Random House; New American Libr., (1965, 1967, 1972). First edition of all three volumes. From the collection of Paul "Dr. Z" Zimmerman. Early works by the novelist, Pop artist, playwright, and former professional wrestler ("Rosa Carlo, the Mexican Spitfire"). I AM THE BEAUTIFUL STRANGER (her first novel, Grossman: 1965) is fine in near fine dust jacket with Zimmerman's characteristically tiny penciled notations on rear blank. THE LINE OF LEAST EXISTENCE (her second play,... Read more about this item
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€708.52
THE EXCESSES OF GOD: Robinson Jeffers as a Religious Figure

THE EXCESSES OF GOD: Robinson Jeffers as a Religious Figure

by Everson, William, Robinson Jeffers

[No-place: no-publisher], 1986. First edition. Advance draft preceding publication of the book by two years. INSCRIBED BY EVERSON ON TITLE PAGE, "Specially inscribed for John Knight/ who helped mightily in expditing [sic] this project/ Bill Everson/ July 21, 1986/ Kingfisher Flat." 8.5 x 11" photocopy of the typescript draft, perfect-bound in plain dark brown limp-leatherette covers with plain black cloth-tape spine. 280 pages, printed on rectos only. The copier has picked up the occasional marginal... Read more about this item
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€330.64
Rois De France

Rois De France

by Fort, Paul (SIGNED)

Paris: Armand Jules Klein, 1931. Original Wraps. Near Fine. Gino Severini. Folio. Number 49 of 200 copies. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY PAUL FORT TO MADAME CHRISTIAN SCHRAM JUNIOR, and with a 10 line holograph poem, initialed "P.F." and dated "Paris, Mai 1931." And with an excellent 9 page autograph letter signed to the dedicatee of the book, from the author, dated 14 October 1930, with original mailing envelope. Unpaginated; original pictorial wrappers, printed in black and green.... Read more about this item
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€377.88
Four Years of Fighting

Four Years of Fighting

by Charles Carleton Coffin (Inscribed)

First Edition.Presentation copy. Inscribed by Coffin.Four Years of Fighting: A Volume of Personal Observation with the Army and Navy, from the First Battle of Bull Run to the Fall of Richmond.Hardcover. Near Fine. Frontispiece. Illustrated. 8vo. Modern black cloth. Boston, Ticknor and Fields, 1866. First Edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by Coffin on the front endpaper, "Capt. G[eorge] G[renville] Benedict / from the Author / C. C. Coffin / June 1st 1866." Charles Carleton Coffin was one of the... Read more about this item
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€803.00
NORTH OF BOSTON

NORTH OF BOSTON

by FROST, Robert

New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1914 (Dec 1924). Second Edition. Hardcover. Hinges cracked, possibly repaired, but now tight; spine a bit dull. Very Good in a Near Fine dustwrapper. Cloth-backed boards. Later Printing (December 1924) of Frost's second book. Portrait frontispiece of the author. SIGNED by the poet on the front endpaper with some of his most famous lines, from "The Death of the Hired Man," a poem in this book: "'Home is the place where when you have to go there/They have to take you... Read more about this item
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€4,133.06
NOISE IN THE TREES. POEMS AND A MEMOIR

NOISE IN THE TREES. POEMS AND A MEMOIR

by HEYEN, William

New York: The Vanguard Press, Inc., (1974). First Edition. Hardcover. Slight dustspotting to the top edge of the text. Fine in a Fine dustwrapper. Copy #28 of 50 SIGNED copies from a total edition of 2500. Additionally INSCRIBED and SIGNED to the poet William Meredith in 1974 in Brockport: "with admiration, with/appreciation, with very best wishes,/Sincerely,/Bill Heyen."
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€177.13
THE FEEL OF ROCK. POEMS OF THREE DECADES

THE FEEL OF ROCK. POEMS OF THREE DECADES

by WHITTEMORE, Reed

Washington DC & San Francisco: Dryad Press, (1982). First Edition. Hardcover. Some fading of cloth. Very Good, likely issued without a dustwrapper. Cloth. Of a total of 1500 copies, this is one of only 300 hardbound and in addition is one of the first 50 copies SIGNED by the poet on the colophon page. It is also INSCRIBED and SIGNED at length by the author on the half-title page to the poet William Meredith: "for William--what to say,but let me say it before the/16 poets begin. We've been in/this a... Read more about this item
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€177.13
LOST TREASURES OF EUROPE

LOST TREASURES OF EUROPE

by [AUDEN, W. H.] LA FARGE, Henry (editor)

(New York): Pantheon Books, (1946). First Edition. Hardcover. Fading to cloth. About Very Good, lacking the dustwrapper. Illustrated with 427 photographs. On the front endpaper Auden has SIGNED and INSCRIBED the book to "Herbert and Helen [Santoff]/with love/from/Wystan/Christmas 1946." Several silver print photographs of a church laid in.
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€590.44
THE LADY IN KICKING HORSE RESERVOIR

THE LADY IN KICKING HORSE RESERVOIR

by HUGO, Richard

New York: Norton, (1973). First Edition. Wraps. About Fine. Softcover issue. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the poet "For Gary Cooper/one more nice man/from Norton/with pleasure at our first/meeting and looking ahead/to many more/Warmly/Dick Hugo." Books inscribed at length by Hugo are uncommon, and this is an interesting one as this title was the first of Hugo's to be published by Norton who went on to publish his work until the poet's death helping greatly to enlarge his audience.
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€295.22
CHILDREN IS ALL

CHILDREN IS ALL

by PURDY, James (SIGNED)

New York: New Directions, 1961. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good+. Octavo. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY JAMES PURDY ON DEDICATION PAGE. 183 pp. A fine copy in a very good+ dust jacket with minimal edge wear and soiling.
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€70.85
THE VELVET HORN; [Inscribed association copy]

THE VELVET HORN; [Inscribed association copy]

by Lytle, Andrew

New York: McDowell, Obolensky, (1957). First edition. Nominated for a National Book Award and considered by many to be his best work. INSCRIBED, 'To Walter and Jane/ Sullivan -/ With old affection -/ for those condemned, too/ Andrew Lytle -/ Nashville, 1958." Walter Sullivan (1924-2006) studied under Lytle at the Iowa Writer's Workshop before becoming an author, critic, longtime Vanderbilt University professor, authority on Southern literature, and -- along with Lytle -- one of the founding members of... Read more about this item
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€330.64
THE HOURS AFTER MIDNIGHT

THE HOURS AFTER MIDNIGHT

by Hayes, Joseph

New York: Random House, (1958). First edition. INSCRIBED & SIGNED: "To Dr. Allan Berne - Allen with cordial good wishes-----Joseph Hayes 7 Oct. 58". Slight offset on endpaper behind inscription, otherwise fine in dust jacket with a few closed tears, one very small chip and a small skined spot on spine fold.
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€56.68
JAGUAR OF SWEET LAUGHTER: New & Selected Poems

JAGUAR OF SWEET LAUGHTER: New & Selected Poems

by Ackerman, Diane

New York: Random House, (1991). First edition. INSCRIBED on bookplate affixed opposite the half-title page to Pulitzer Prize winner and Poet Laureate Anthony Hecht, "for Tony, In praise of his poems, and with all good wishes, Diane / 1991." Base of spine a little sunned, otherwise fine in fine dust jacket with just the barest wear to corners.
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€94.47
THE GOLDEN BOOK: The Story of Fine Books and Bookmaking - Past & Present

THE GOLDEN BOOK: The Story of Fine Books and Bookmaking - Past & Present

by McMurtrie, Douglas C

Chicago: Pascal Covici, 1927. First edition. One of only 2000 copies. This one INSCRIBED by author. Intricate, gilt-stamped binding. Spine dulled otherwise would be near fine. Lacking dust jacket.
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€141.70
Matisse Picasso and Gertrude Stein with Two Shorter Stories.

Matisse Picasso and Gertrude Stein with Two Shorter Stories.

by STEIN, GERTRUDE

First Edition. Limited to 500 copies. Presentation copy, signed and inscribed by Stein on the front endpaper, dated Oct 20, 1933, shortly before she returned to America after a thirty-year absence.Small 8vo. Original printed orange wrappers in scarce publisher's slipcase, Paris: Plain Edition (1932).Wrappers and slipcase lightly soiled, o/w fine.
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€2,361.75
THE ARMINARM ECOLOGUES; With the Hexercises (for the Heclogues): Pieces

THE ARMINARM ECOLOGUES; With the Hexercises (for the Heclogues): Pieces

by Antony, W., [David Mus]

(La Quercia, Italy: John Van Sickle and Giulia Battaglia, 1971). First edition. Number 116 of 180 numbered copies. An additional 20 copies were printed on varying colored paper. THIS COPY INSCRIBED TO PRIZE-WINNING POET ANTHONY HECHT, "For Anthony Hecht, with great esteem, this volume that provoked my life-long study of poetics in pastoral + epic + in poetic sequences, represented by its latest installment -- the accompanying pamphlet, 'Virgil vs....' vindicating [illegible]. John Van Sickle, New York,... Read more about this item
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€188.94
Hound-dog Man

Hound-dog Man

by Gipson, Fred (SIGNED)

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1949. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Fine/Very Good. Octavo. SIGNED, INSCRIBED AND DATED IN THE YEAR OF PUBLICATION BY FRED GIPSON ON FEP. Author's first novel. A fine copy in a very good dust jacket, with mild chips and a couple of short closed tears. 247 pp.
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€236.17
CAWDOR AND OTHER POEMS

CAWDOR AND OTHER POEMS

by Jeffers, Robinson

New York: Horace Liveright, (1928). First edition, trade issue. Only 1900 copies per Alberts [Broomfield A9b]. INSCRIBED BY JEFFERS on front endpaper, "Inscribed for Clive M. Saiz./ Sincerely,/ Robinson Jeffers./ Tor House, Carmel, -- November, 1941." 8vo gilt-stamped quarter polished black cloth with purple paper boards; top edge black; 160 pp. Bright and near fine with light bump to top front corner and slight apparent over-spray from top edge to upper front endpaper; in good to very good, slightly... Read more about this item
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€472.35
Rois De France. Original Manuscript

Rois De France. Original Manuscript

by Fort, Paul

Paris, 1930. Unbound. Paul Fort's original manuscript, neatly and beautifully written in ink; quarto, 79 leaves of heavy cream paper and laid loose into a green portfolio. Paul Fort drew much of his inspiration from the Middle Ages, and the aballad form that he used almost exclusively was taken from the same period. He filled some forty volumes with his delicate ballads. He was also active in the theatre, even before the turn of the century, writing some plays himself and producing what were... Read more about this item
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€3,306.45