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    The texture of dreams by Yitbarek, Fasil

    Chicago: Nyala Pub, 2005. Paperback. 307p., very good first edition trade paperback in pictorial wraps. Novel of immigration to NYC by an Ethiopian writer who did immigrate to New York.


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    $25.00

    Pass the Poison Separately; a new mystery by Blakeston, Oswell [pseudonym of Henry Joseph Hasslacher]

    Scarborough: Catalyst, 1976. Paperback. 60p., 4.5x7.5 inches, very good first edition small trade in pictorial wraps and clear mylar jacket. Young 322. Film critic, underground experimental filmmaker, novelist. First title published at Ian Young's Catalyst Press.


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    Hot Water Music by Bukowski, Charles

    Santa Barbara, CA: Black Sparrow Press. F. 1983. 1st Edition. Hardcover. First edition, #75/500 copies numbered and signed by Bukowski on the colophon page.. Quarter bound in black cloth & cream colored decorated boards. 8vo size, 221pp. A Fine copy in a Fine clear acetate dj. Also Laid-in is a 16" X 10" folded promotional broadside from the publishe rs for this book. Outside of the folds, the broadside is in fine condi tion. .


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    The terrible threes by Reed, Ishmael

    London: Allison & Busby, 1993. Trade Paperback. 180p., first UK edition, slightly worn wraps.


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    The Border Queen by Sumner, Nick

    Dodd, Mead. VG in Good dust jacket. 1953. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Grey cloth, silver. Unclipped (2.50) bright dj, with pricetag front panel, chipping. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 214 pages. bx 139


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    THE WATCH : Stories by Bass, Rick

    New York: W. W. Norton & Co. Fine in Fine dust jacket; First book of fiction by the Montana author . well-known for his writings in the field of natural history. Jacket . protected in mylar.. 1989. First Edition. Hardcover. 039302623X . In a collection of stories exploring the meaning of time in human encounters, some characters fight against it, others strive to recapture more innocent times, and still others create their own time and place. ; 8vo .


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    HORSES AND MEN Tales, Long and Short, from Our American Life by Anderson, Sherwood

    New York: B.W. Huebsch, Inc, 1923. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Near Fine/Very Good. Octavo. 347pp. Bound in orange cloth, paper spine label, in very good printed dust jacket showing just a bit of wear along top edge, and very minor wear to spine ends; previous owner's stamp to front and rear pastedowns.


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    Loose woman; poems by Cisneros, Sandra

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994. Hardcover. xiii, 115p., signed by the poet, smoker's scent otherwise a very good first edition in quarter-cloth boards and unclipped dj.


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    $250.00

    SHARPE'S SIEGE. Richard Sharpe and the Winter Campaign, 1814. (Printer's Proof copy) by Cornwell, Bernard

    New York: Viking, 1987. First American Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Fine/Fine. Octavo. Printer's proof copy, with printer's stamp "FINAL" on top edges, and corrected text spliced in on pages 289/290, 295/296, 313/314 and 319. A fine copy, in a fine dust jacket.


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    Editorial Wild Oats by Twain, Mark

    New York: Harper & Brothers, 1905. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Octavo. Bound in original red pictorial cloth. Internally clean and bright, with no markings of any kind; a very good + copy.


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    Cup of Gold. A Life of Henry Morgan, Buccaneer by Steinbeck, John

    New York: Robert M. McBride & Co, 1929. First Ediiton. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Dust Jacket. First issue of the author's first book; yellow cloth, printed in black, 269 pages, top edges stained blue. "First published August 1929" on copyright page. One of just 1537 copies printed. A very near fine copy, internally clean and bright, with no markings of any kind.


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    Forme by Ferrari, Mauro

    Torino: Genesi Editrice, 1989. 79p., 5.25x8 inches, preface, poems, text in Italian, very good first edition in trade paper wraps. Personal inscription, signed with the poet's address. At rear is someone else's address and phone numbers in inkm on final page.


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    $125.00

    Buffalo Girls (Signed) by McMurtry, Larry

    New York (1990): Simon & Schuster. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Fine/Fine. Octavo, a perfect copy; price of $18.95 on front flap.


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    La guerra; a Spanish saga by Frances, Stephen D

    New York: Delacorte Press, 1970. 629p., first edition cloth boards panelled in blind and titled gilt, in dj. Nice copy. Novel of the Civil War, entirely in English despite title, by a Brit who married Spanish and lived in Spain for twenty years; focusses on the life of one village.


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    HEARTBREAK HOTEL by SIDDONS, Anne Rivers (SIGNED)

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1976. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Octavo. Author's First Novel. SIGNED, INSCRIBED AND DATED BY ANNE RIVERS SIDDONS ON TITLE PAGE. 252 pp. A fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. No Remainder Mark.


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    $165.00

    City of Night by Rechy, John

    New York: Grove Press, Inc., 1963. First printing. Hardcover. Fine copy/a little chipped. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. (ii), 410, (iv). Signed by the author on title-page.


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    Mumbo jumbo by Reed, Ishmael

    Barcelona: Ediciones Grijalbo, 1975. Hardcover. 277p., signed by Reed on the title page, first Spanish language edition, somewhat rubbed and soiled edgeworn dj.


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    Somebody Else's Mama by Haynes, David

    Minneapolis, Minnesota: Milkweed Editions, 1995-04-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Signed by Author. Sterling condition hardcover copy, the tips unbruised, spine and binding tight, pages bright and clean, paste-downs neat and tidy. Dust jacket crisp, fully intact, not price-clipped. Inscribed warmly by the author to the previous owner, a representative for Harcourt Brace & Company for many years. Tan cloth, with gilt lettering to spine. 341 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.


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    The Brothers Bishop by Yates, Bart

    New York: Kensington Books, 2005. Hardcover. 292p., fine first edition in boards and unclipped dj. Author's second book.


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    A white romance by Hamilton, Virginia

    New York: Philomel Books, 1987. 191p., first printing, top front panel of dj torn with internal tape. Novel for teens by the African American author.


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    Heroic Measures by Bergman, David

    Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1998. Paperback. x, 85p., very good first edition trade paperback in slim yellow pictorial wrapslightly-sunned spine, clear mylar jacket. Also appeared in hardcover.


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    $75.00

    HOMELAND and Other Stories by Kingsolver, Barbara

    New York: Harper & Row, 1989. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Fine/Fine. Octavo. Author's Second Book. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 244 pp.


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    Ross; a dramatic portrait by Rattigan, Terence

    New York: Random House, 1962. Hardcover. 180p., previous owner's signature, very good first US edition in cloth-backed boards and unclipped dj. A play concerning T.E. Lawrence. Young 3205*.


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    We too are drifting by Wilhelm, Gale

    New York: Triangle Books, 1941. Hardcover. 206p., ownership signature, very good reprint in boards and bright dj with mild fading on spine. Grier A***. Seminal lesbian novel. Wilhelm, an Oregon native who lived in San Francisco and Berkeley for most of her life, was a pioneering lesbian author. Her most prolific years were in the 1930s and 1940s. This 1935 book was her first novel. A tale of lesbian love and loathing in San Francisco. Grier A***.


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    $200.00

    The Professor's House by Cather, Willa

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1925. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket. Octavo. Blue cloth spine, orange boards; top edges stained red. Housed in cloth and paper covered slipcase. A fine copy. 283 pp.


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