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An Evil Cradling [COLLECTIBLE UNREVISED AND UNPUBLISHED PROOF COPY]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An Evil Cradling [COLLECTIBLE UNREVISED AND UNPUBLISHED PROOF COPY]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

News from the Fringe - True Stories of Weird People and Weirder Times [COLLECTIBLE UNCORRECTED PROOFS]
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News from the Fringe - True Stories of Weird People and Weirder Times [COLLECTIBLE UNCORRECTED PROOFS]

By John J. Kohut & Roland Sweet

New York: Plume - Penguin Books, 1993. This is an "Uncorrected Proofs" copy - often referred to as an "Advance Reading Copy" [or ARC] - fast becoming an attractive collectible, as it precedes the First Edition. An outrageous collection of weird news stories from around the world. CONTENTS: Introduction; Strangers in a Strange Land; News from the Twilight Zone; Our Strange Culture; Technology to the Rescue; Nature Runs Amok; Early Warning Signs of Weirdness We Now Know to Be Common; Updates; Sources. 204 pages, with numerous illustrations. CONDITION: a bright, tight, square, unmarked, uncreased, evidently unread copy with negligible shelf-wear. This handsome, highly collectible copy is now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag.. Advance Reading Copy (ARC). Paperback. Fine. Illus. by Drew Friedman. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Uncorrected Proofs.

$16.63

Voices of Mexico ["News, Commentary and Documents on Current Events in Mexico and Latin America"] - September-November 1986 - Number 1
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Voices of Mexico ["News, Commentary and Documents on Current Events in Mexico and Latin America"] - September-November 1986 - Number 1

By Arturo Arias, Editor; Mariclaire Acosta, Luz Guerrero Cruz, Ernesto Rojas, Adriana de la Mora, Enrique Vargas Anaya, Jorge Luis Sierra Guzman, Blanche Petrich, Ramses Ramirez, Pablo Hiriart, Irving Roffe, and Others

Mexico: Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, 1986. ISSN 0186-9418. The Premiere issue of this thought-provoking English-language journal. CONTENTS: The Nation - World Soccer Cup, CONASUPO Welfare, Pollution, Tourism, Production for U.S. Industry, Minimum Wages, Jesse Helms on Mexico, Vanishing Lacandon Jungle, Chihuahua Unrest; Point of View - U.S./Mexico Relations (interview with Senator Hugo B. Margain); Profiles - Oil (Roffe), Debt (Edna Lydia Santin & Jorge Quezada del Rio); Latin American Issues - US Support of Nicaragua Contras (Horacio Castellanos Moya), Central America Summit (Moya), Contadora Treaty, Liberation Theology (Miguel Concha), Peru Prison Massacres (Roffe), Brazil's Economy (Anaya), Uruguay Democracy (Ernesto Rojas), Chile's Military Dictatorship (Guzman), Special Section - The Fight Against Drug Traffic (Jesus Yanez); plus other short features on US/Mexico relations, journalism, books, food, theater, cinema, exhibits, etc. 76 pages, with many photo illustrations. CONDITION: a bright, solid, unmarked, uncreased copy with light shelf-wear and a small scuff at the spine bottom. This exceedingly rare first issue is now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag with archival backing board.. Stapled Wraps. Near Fine. 9" x 12.25". Magazine.

$15.91

Pick the Right Wine [ADVANCE READING COPY]
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Pick the Right Wine [ADVANCE READING COPY]

By McCarthy, Daniel

New York: Doubleday - Foundation, 1991. A handsome Advance Reading Copy of "the only comprehensive and foolproof guide to matching specific foods with specific wines." CONTENTS: Appetizers, Soup, Beef, Lamb, Veal, Pork, Poultry, Game Birds, Game, Fish, Shellfish, Pasta Dishes, Rice Dishes, Salads, Ethnic Dishes, Desserts, Buying and Storing Wine (prices, vintages, value), and Party Planning. 227 pages (though the Table of Contents lacks page numbers). CONDITION: a bright, tight, square, unmarked, uncreased, likely unread copy with negligible shelf-wear (just a little scuff near the back corner of the spine top) - now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag.. Pre-First Edition. Paperback. Fine. 4" x 7.5". Uncorrected Proof.

$2.85

Sex Sinners On Trial
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Sex Sinners On Trial

By Robbins, Burch

North Hollywood, California: Brandon House, 1966. A Fine Minus copy of this probing documentary on the conflict between sexual freedom and the law. Five case studies: Oscar Wilde, Fatty Arbuckle, Otto Sanhuber, Errol Flynn, and Harvey Glatman - all captured, tried in the courts of law and condemned by society; 190 pages plus advertisements. CONDITION: a solid, bright, unmarked, uncreased copy with minimal shelf-wear and a faint touch of age-tanning to its otherwise pristine pages. This excellent copy is now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag.. First Edition. Mass Market Paperback. Fine Minus. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

$13.78

Nummela
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Nummela

By Ketola, Eino

Helsinki, Finland: Julkaisija Nummelan Tyovaenyhdistys Elo, 1982. A 100-year history of Nummela, a town and region in southern Finland, as seen through 148 photographs depicting the cultural life, nature, and growth of the area, followed by a section of Footnotes for the photos. 131 pages. CONDITION: The book itself is solid and clean, unmarked and uncreased, with light shelf-wear, compromised only by a bit of corner-bumping. It dustjacket - now in a clear mylar Brodart protective cover - is bright and unmarked, with light shelf-wear (see accompanying scan image).. Signed and Inscribed by the Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Ilma & Matti Ylirotu (graphic design & artistic Layout). 8.75" wide x 7.75".

$16.63