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Autobiographie Precoce [in FRENCH]
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Autobiographie Precoce [in FRENCH]

By Yevgeny Yevtushenko [Eugene Evtouchenko]

Paris: Rene Julliard, 1963. Yevtushenko's revelatory autobiography , translated from the original Russian into French and with a Preface by K. S. Karol. 173 pages. CONDITION: A Good Plus/Near Very Good copy: tight, square, unmarked, and uncreased, with moderate shelf-wear, its page-block edges and spine slightly age-tanned, the book not lying perfectly flat due to a slight warp. The interior is clean and uncompromised. This quite respectable copy is now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag.. First Thus. Softcover - Foldover Flaps. Good Plus. Small 8vo.

$9.03

A Composer\'s World: Horizons and Limitations - The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures, 1949-1950
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A Composer's World: Horizons and Limitations - The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures, 1949-1950

By Hindemith, Paul

New York: Doubleday Anchor Books, 1961. A235. Hindemith's revelatory and highly readable book about the relation of a composer to his art CONTENTS: The Philosopher's Approach; Perceiving Music Intellectually; Perceiving Music Emotionally; Musical Inspiration; Means of Production; Technique and Style; Performers; Some Thoughts on Instruments; Education; Business Matters; Environment. 257 pages. CONDITION: A solidly-bound copy with substantial edge- and corner-wear, some cover creasing, a missing corner on the back cover, its Very Good interior clean, uncreased, and unmarked but for a page number penned on the inside of the front cover. This nevertheless quite respectable copy is now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag.. First Paperback Edition. Mass Market Paperback. Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$7.13

An Evil Cradling [COLLECTIBLE UNREVISED AND UNPUBLISHED PROOF COPY]
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An Evil Cradling [COLLECTIBLE UNREVISED AND UNPUBLISHED PROOF COPY]

By Keenan, Brian (1950 - )

New York: Viking Press, 1992. A beautiful copy of this highly collectible, small print run, pre-First Edition, reviewer's Proof state (often alternately referred to as an Uncorrected Proof or Advance Reading Copy - ARC). Brian Keenan (b. 1951 in Belfast, Northern Ireland) is an Irish writer, noted for this autobiographical book about his four years as a hostage in Beirut. The book revolves heavily around the great friendship he experienced with fellow hostage John McCarthy, and the brutality that was inflicted upon them by their captors. It was the 1991 winner of the Irish Times Literature Prize for Non-fiction. 297 pages. CONDITION: a bright, tight, square, unmarked, uncreased, evidently unread copy with negligible shelf-wear - now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag.. Uncorrected Proofs. Large Softcover. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Advance Reading Copy (ARC).

$18.53

A Season in the Air [COLLECTIBLE UNCORRECTED PROOF COPY]
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A Season in the Air [COLLECTIBLE UNCORRECTED PROOF COPY]

By Simmons, Thomas

New York: Fawcett Ballantine, 1993. This is an "Uncorrected Proof" copy - often referred to, but not the same as, an "Advance Reading Copy" [or ARC] - fast becoming an attractive collectible, as it precedes the First Edition. A man who conquered his fear of flying describes how, by learning to fly, he gained a new kind of resilience in his life and learned more about himself, his father, other men, his family, and his fears. 287 pages. CONDITION: a bright, solid, square, unmarked, uncreased copy with moderate shelf-wear (touches of rubbing at edges and corners. This attractive, collectible copy is now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag.. Uncorrected Proof. Large Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Advance Reading Copy (ARC).

$4.75

Once a Dancer ..... An Autobiography
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Once a Dancer ..... An Autobiography

By Kent, Allegra

New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 1998. A pristine copy - signed, inscribed, dated, and endowed by the author with 13 tiny butterfly stickers! "This unusual, fascinating, and at times almost surreal autobiography chronicles the life of Allegra Kent, one of the most famous--and notorious--of Balanchine's prima ballerinas. The most blatantly erotic of Balanchine ballets were written for her pliant and chilly dance method. This book has it all: art, dance, infidelity, sexual intrigue, histrionics, eccentric outbursts, nose jobs, philosophy, and Krishnamurti. Entirely entertaining and intriguing for both dance enthusiasts and those who don't know a plié from a jeté." 352 pages, generously illustrated. CONDITION: a bright, tight, square, uncreased copy with no apparent shelfwear, unmarked but for the author's inscription. This glorious, highly collectible copy is now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag.. Signed and Inscribed by the Author. First Edition, Second Printing. Trade Paperback. As New (Very Fine). 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$64.13

Ever After - A Father's True Story [COLLECTIBLE ADVANCE READER'S COPY]
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Ever After - A Father's True Story [COLLECTIBLE ADVANCE READER'S COPY]

By Wharton, William

New York: Newmarket Press, 1995. This is an Advance Reader's Copy, or ARC - a publishing state fast becoming an attractive "collectible", as it precedes the First Edition. Wharton is an award-winning novelist (Birdie; Dad; A Midnight Clear) who six years ago lost his daughter, her husband and their two babies in a multi-car highway crash in Oregon caused by smoke from nearby "field burning" that blinded the drivers. In this account, based on his knowledge of the accident and his involvement in the years of legal shenanigans that followed, Wharton writes what is in effect a documentary novel, bringing it all to harrowing life with the skills of a born storyteller. 371 pages. CONDITION: a bright, tight, square, unmarked, uncreased, evidently unread copy with negligible shelf-wear, compromised only by a small bump/wrinkling at the bottom of the back cover. This handsome, highly-collectible copy is now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag.. ARC. Soft Cover. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Uncorrected Page Proofs.

$16.63

Souvenirs d'Egotisme [FRENCH EDITION]
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Souvenirs d'Egotisme [FRENCH EDITION]

By Stendhal [Marie-Henri Beyle]

Paris: Fernand Hazan, 1948. Stendhal's "Memoirs of an Egotist" [here in French] is an 1832 autobiographical work, recounting his life in Paris and London between 1821 and 1830. It remained unfinished and was first published in this state in 1892. 135+ pages - in 11 brief chapters. CONDITION: A solid, square, unmarked, uncreased (Very Good overall) copy with a slight bend at the top of the front cover, some spine darkening, a small chip at the spine top, and some faint soiling/discoloration on the front and rear panels. The interior is uncompromised. This excellent copy is now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag with archival backing board.. Assumed First Edition Thus. Paperback, Foldover Cover. Very Good (overall). 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$16.63

Alone
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Alone

By Douglas, Norman

New York: Robert M. McBride, 1922. An exceedingly scarce First American Edition copy, immediately following the British 1921 Chapman and Hall First Edition. 280 pages, including an extensive Introduction and 6-page Index. CONDITION: The book itself, lacking a dustjacket (I can't confirm whether or not it was issued with one) has worn covers, with moderate rubbing/soiling to the panels, bumping and scuffing to the edges and corners. The interior is unmarked, with a hint of age-toning to the pages. The rare copy is now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag.. First American Edition. Hard Cover - Cloth Spine. Good Plus/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$54.63

The Last Farmer - An American Memoir [COLLECTIBLE UNCORRECTED PROOF COPY]
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The Last Farmer - An American Memoir [COLLECTIBLE UNCORRECTED PROOF COPY]

By Kohn, Howard

New York: Summit Books, 1988. This is an "Uncorrected Proof" copy - often referred to, but not quite the same as, an "Advance Reading Copy" [or ARC] - fast becoming an attractive collectible, as it precedes the First Edition. Fredrick Kohn farmed the family homestead in the Saginaw Valley since his return from World War II. After forty years, with advancing age, failing health, bad weather, falling prices, pesky oil drillers, creeping suburban sprawl, and the exodus of his children, he starts to wonder if maybe the time has come to stop. The habits of a lifetime of hard work and economy are not easy to give up. Nor are the independence, the small gratifications, and the countless responsibilities that are the traditional farmer’s lot. This is a rare story of a father’s determination and adaptation, a son’s realizations about his father, and a family’s love for the land that leads to understanding rather than tragedy. 272 pages. CONDITION: a bright, tight, square, unmarked, uncreased, likely unread copy with negligible shelf-wear. This handsome, collectible copy is now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag.. Uncorrected Proofs. Large Softcover. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Advance Uncorrected Proofs.

$14.25

The Misadventures of a London Lass - A Baghdad Psycho-Sexual Study
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The Misadventures of a London Lass - A Baghdad Psycho-Sexual Study

By James Z. Muntz & Diana V.

Canoga Park, California: Baghdad Books, 1969. A Very Good Plus copy of B 1002 - the autobiographical memoirs of Diana V, as told to James Z. Muntz. CONTENTS: Introduction; The First Boy; A Brute in the Stables; The Orgy Party; Peters and his Peter; Nice to be Loved; The Orgy Girls; Discotheque Orgies; Private Loving. 192 pages. CONDITION: a bright, tight, square, unmarked, uncreased, likely unread copy with light edge- and corner-wear, compromised only by a scuff along the bottom edge of the back cover. This attractive, collectible copy is now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag. NOTE: A higher resolution scan of the covers will gladly be supplied on request. This small item will be shipped with a complimentary upgrade to trackable First Class on domestic (US) orders.. Assumed First Edition. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good Plus. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

$11.88

Beijing Diary: An East-West Love Story [COLLECTIBLE ADVANCE READER'S COPY]
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Beijing Diary: An East-West Love Story [COLLECTIBLE ADVANCE READER'S COPY]

By Bess Spero Li

Chicago: Bonus Books, Inc., 1989. This is an exceedingly scarce Advance Reading Copy, or ARC (a format sometimes designated as "uncorrected proofs") - fast becoming an attractive "collectible", as it precedes the First Edition. This small print run is soft-bound in the subsequent hardcover's plain red endpapers. "In 1982 the author, then a 21-year-old student in Boston, went to China "to find out the real story, how this place really works (as much as a foreigner can understand)." Her exuberant diary records impressions of countryside and people as she wended her way to Beijing, where for two years she studied Chinese language and culture. She is lavish with informative opinions and comparisons, contrasting Western and Eastern differences in mores, politics and economics. In Beijing she fell in love with, and eventually married, Ruo-xin Li, a Chinese biologist. Among the colorful experiences noted in the diary are those springing from the couple's romantic adventure and their efforts to bridge cultural and familial gaps. Married in 1985, the author and her husband lived for a year with his parents in Beijing before settling in Princeton, N.J." 195+ pages, illustrated with several photographs. CONDITION: a bright, tight, square, unmarked, uncreased, likely unread copy with negligible shelf-wear - now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag.. Advance Reading Copy (ARC). Paperback. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Uncorrected Proofs.

$11.88

'I' [handmade chapbook] - SIGNED & INSCRIBED
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'I' [handmade chapbook] - SIGNED & INSCRIBED

By Kamin, Franz

Norkinshot Press, 2000. A beautiful handmade chapbook - number 41 of a Limited Edition of 108 copies, each crafted by the author. This quasi-autobiographical reverie mixes Kamin's poetic adventurousness with his alchemical curiosity, dangerously. 16 pages. CONDITION: a bright, unmarked, uncreased copy with negligible shelf-wear - now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag with archival backing board.. Signed and Inscribed by the Author. Limited/Numbered First. Sewn Binding. Fine. 6" x 9". Limited Edition Chapbook.

$45.13

Be True to Your School - A Diary of 1964 [COLLECTIBLE UNCORRECTED ADVANCE PROOF - WITH BONUS]
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Be True to Your School - A Diary of 1964 [COLLECTIBLE UNCORRECTED ADVANCE PROOF - WITH BONUS]

By Greene, Bob

New York: Atheneum, 1986. This is a highly collectible ASSOCIATION COPY --- in addition to being a very scarce, collectible pre-First Edition UNCORRECTED ADVANCE PROOF. Laid in is a Fedex Airbill dated 12/3/86, giving the sender as Bob Greene and the recipient as the esteemed author RITA MAE BROWN. There is no inscription in the book, so I assume that Mr. Greene enclosed a letter to Ms. Brown, which she kept. This is an engrossing, revelatory memoir of adolescence in the early '60s. 299 pages [plus Airbill]. CONDITION: a bright, solid, unmarked copy with light shelf-wear, compromised by a few reading creases on the spine and noticeable spine-lean (see accompanying scan image) . This collectible association copy is now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag.. Uncorrected Proofs. Paperback. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Advance Reading Copy (ARC).

$11.88

Hooker
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Hooker

By Ida Hinkel - as told to Madeline Unger

New York: Dell Publishing Co. Inc., 1974. # 3766. The harsh story of a woman's escape from sex-slavery. From the back cover teaser: "The majestic mansion seemed like a dream from another century. But it was a modern nightmare of degradation for the women who lived within its walls as slaves to the pleasure of men. This was the place to which Ida was taken at the age of fifteen." 171+ pages. CONDITION: a bright, tight, square, unmarked copy with light shelf-wear, a single faint spine crease, and a couple spine corner scuffs. This attractive copy is now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag. NOTE: This small item will be shipped, securely packed, with a complimentary upgrade to trackable First Class on domestic (US) orders.. First Edition - First Printing. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good Plus. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$6.65

The Beginning of the Journey - the Marriage of Diana and Lionel Trilling [PRE-FIRST EDITION UNCORRECTED PROOF]
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The Beginning of the Journey - the Marriage of Diana and Lionel Trilling [PRE-FIRST EDITION UNCORRECTED PROOF]

By Trilling, Diana

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1993. THE NEW COLLECTIBLE! This is the limited (advance) Uncorrected Proof state - not quite the same as, but often referred to as an Advance Reading Copy, or ARC - fast becoming an attractive "collectible", as it precedes the First Edition. An intimate portrait of an American literary marriage, offering "a rare insight into the hidden connection between our private lives and our public achievement." Provocative insights are offered regarding early financial hardship, exhausting family responsibilities, prolonged illness, professional sterility, and the intellectual life of mid-20th-century. 369 pages. CONDITION: a bright, tight, square, unmarked uncreased copy with minimal shelf-wear and a faint hint of spine-sunning. This attractive, collectible copy is now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag.. Advance Reading Copy (ARC). Trade Paperback. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Uncorrected Proofs.

$14.25