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1 Abbey, Edward HAYDUKE LIVES
Boston Little Brown Canada 1990 0316004138 / 9780316004138 First Softcover Edition Paperback Very Good 8vo Alan Witschonke; 
308 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with some faint creasing on the spine; no interior markings. Cover art by Alan Witschonke. Said the Los Angeles Times Book Review, "I laughed out loud reading this book. The damn thing is alive. When you finish, the tales lives on in your head, which is the most a book can do." A sequel to The Monkey Wrench Gang, this was published shortly after Edward Abbey passed away. 
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2 Abell, Elizabeth (editor) (Wallace Stegner; Jessamyn West; May Sarton; Warren Beck; Richard Wilbur; A. B. Guthrie; Carson McCullers; Josephine Johnson; James Still; Standford Whitmore; Isaac Asimov; Miriam Rugel; Josephine Winn; Ruth V. Goodwin) AMERICAN ACCENT
New York Ballantine Books 1954 First Edition Paperback Very Good Paperback Original 
(x) 194 pp. Ballantine Book 75. Light edgewear with some creasing on the corners of the front cover and a crease on the spine; no interior markings. This anthology contains: Introduction by Theodore Morrison; The Blue Winged Teal by Wallace Stegner; Breach of Promise by Jessamyn West; The Return of Corporal Greene by May Sarton; Shadow of Turning by Warren Beck; A Game of Catch by Richard Wilbur; Ebbie by A. B. Guthrie Jr; A Domestic Dilemma by Carson McCullers; The Sorceror's Son by Josephine Johnson; A Ride on the Short Dog by James Still; Bontemps by Stanford Whitmore; Sally by Isaac Asimov; The Flower by Miriam Rugel; The Hungry Sister by Josephine Winn; and Going Home by ruth V. Goodwin. 
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3 Abram, Alvin STORIES I WROTE - An Anthology
Toronto AMA Graphics Incorporated 2003 0973348003 / 9780973348002 First Edition Paperback Very Good 8vo Signed by Author
(xii) 274 pp. Signed on the title page by Alvin Abram. Light rubbing at the corners with a flat uncreased spine; aside from the author's signature, no interior markings. This story collection contains: A Stitch in Time; Midnight Madness; Touched by Love; It's Never Too Late to Dream; Road Rage; The CC Caper; A Story in Two Words; Flight; Under Suspicion; A Dog Gone Crime; Memories; The Coat That Wouldn't Die; Forbidden; Jonas: The Baker; Promise: Come Home; Kugler; Forgive Me; and The Eugene Joseph Story. 
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4 Achebe, Chinua CHIKE AND THE RIVER
New York Anchor Books 2011 0307473864 / 9780307473868 First Printing - First Thus Paperback Near Fine 8vo Edel Rodriguez; 
88 pp. Trade paperback with French flaps. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with drawings by Edel Rodriguez. He wanted to cross the Niger River to the city of Asaba, but he did not have the money to pay for the ferry ride. With the help of a friend, he embarked on a series of adventures to help him get there. Along the way, he was exposed to a range of new experience that were both thrilling and terrifying. 
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5 Adams, Alice THE STORIES OF ALICE ADAMS: Verlie I Say Unto You; Winter Rain; Ripped Off; The Swastika on Our Door; Flights; Beautiful Girl; Home Is Where; A Pale and Perfectly Oval Moon
New York Washington Square Press 2002 0743464508 / 9780743464505 First Soft Cover Edition Paperback Very Good 8vo 
622 pp. Light edge and corner wear with an uncreased spine; store stamped; small ink mark on the lower edge of the text block. This story collection contains: Verlie I Say Unto You; Winter Rain; Ripped Off; The Swastika on Our Door; Flights; Beautiful Girl; Home Is Where; A Pale and Perfectly Oval Moon; Roses Rhodendendron; For Good; Snow; Greyhound People; By the Sea; An Unscheduled Stop; The Girl Across the Room; Lost Luggage; Berkeley House; Legends; At the Beach; Truth or Consequences; To See You Again; Alaska; Return Trips; La Senora; New Best Friends; A Public Pool; Waiting for Stella; Barcelona; Separate Planes; Molly's Dog; Mexican Dust; Elizabeth; Sintra; My First and Only House; 1940: Fall; The End of the World; Fog; Tide Pools; Favors; Ocracoke Island; Your Doctor Loves You; After You've Gone; His Women; The Haunted Beach; Great Sex; Raccoons; Old Love Affairs; A Very Nice Dog; The Visit; The Last Lovely City; The Islands; The Drinking Club; and Earthquake Damage. 
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6 Aguilar, Grace (introduction by Walter Jerrold) THE VALE OF CEDARS - and Other Tales
London and Philadelphia J. M. Dent - Everyman's Library 1902 First Printing - First Thus Hardcover Very Good 8vo T. H. Robinson; 
(viii) 428 pp. Tan cloth decorated with green, brown and black; gilt upper edge; green decorated endpapers; deckle-edged. Light wear on the corners with some fading and minor rubbing on the panels; the paper portion of the front hinge has split; the cloth is still intact; hinges slightly loose; previous owner's name on the front free endpaper. On page 3 is a label that reads: This Book may be needed for Reference purposes, therefore return promptly to Walter F. Miller. This label is repeated on page 428. The frontis is missing, all the rest of Robinson's line drawings are present. This short story collection contains: The Perez Family; Amete and Yafeh; The Fugitive; The Edict; The Escape; Helon; The Spirit's Entreaty; The Spirit of the Night; The Triumph of Love; and The Vale of Cedars, or The Martyr. 
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7 Aikath-Gyaltsen, Indrani DAUGHTERS OF THE HOUSE
New York Ballantine Books 1994 0345386558 / 9780345386557 First Printing - First Thus Soft Cover Very Good Author's First Novel 8vo Cathleen Toelke; 
199 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Cover art by Cathleen Toelke. Curiously, Ballantine bound this in upside-down and backwards - reading it that way is an unusual experience. Rich with nuances and cadences of human emotion, Daughters of the House explores the true meaning of love, betrayal, and compassion. Filled with the sights, sounds and mores of contemporary rural India, this takes as its characters not only the women but their house, nature, and the society that enmeshes them. 
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8 Ainsworth, W. H. OLD ST. PAUL'S
London Collins Clear Type Press 1920 Later Printing Hardcover Very Good 16mo 
(vii) 637 pp. Burgundy leather decorated in gilt on the spine; gilt upper edge; burgundy endpapers. Light edge and corner wear; no interior markings. During his life, this was one of Ainsworth's most popular books, this history of St. Paul's through the plagues and the fire of London. 
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9 Albery, Nobuko ABSURD COURAGE
London Century - Hutchinson 1987 0712611495 / 9780712611497 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo 
254 pp. Black boards lettered in silver on the spine. Light rubbing at the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. 
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10 Alcott, Louisa May (edited by Stephen W. Hines) KATE'S CHOICE; WHAT LOVE CAN DO; GWEN'S ADVENTURE IN THE SNOW
Tulsa, Oklahoma River Oak Publishing 2001 1589196635 / 9781589196636 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo C. Michael Dudash; 
125 pp. Black boards lettered in gilt on the spine. All three titles in a single volume: Kate's Choice; What Love Can Do; and Gwen's Adventure in the Snow. Lightly rubbed on the corners of the dustjacket; no interior markings. 
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11 Alcott, Louisa May (writing as A. M. Barnard) (introduction by Madeleine Stern) THE HIDDEN LOUISA MAY ALCOTT - A Collection of Her Unknown Thrillers - Two Volumes in One
New York Avenel Books 1984 0517464667 / 9780517464663 First Printing - First Thus Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo Paul Jennis; 
(xxxvii) 595 pp. Brown boards lettered in gilt on the spine; headband. Light wear at the corners of the dustjacket with a few small nicks around the edges; price clipped; previous owner's name on the front free endpaper. Dj art by Paul Jennis. This collection contains: Letters to Louisa May Alcott from Her Publisher; Behind a Mask or A Woman's Power; Pauline's Passion and Punishment; The Mysterious Key and What It Opened; The Abbot's Ghost, or Maurice Treherne's; Temptation; V. V. or Plots and Counterplots; A Marble Woman or The Mysterious Model; The Skeleton in the Closet; A Whisper in the Dark; Perilous Play; and Thematic Chart. 
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12 Aldiss, Brian FORGOTTEN LIFE
Toronto Doubleday and Company 1989 0385252110 / 9780385252119 First Canadian Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo Lucian Freud; Signed by Author
283 pp. Signed on the title page by Brian Aldiss. Quarter-bound with brown cloth and green boards; lettered in gilt on the spine; headband. Light rubbing at the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; aside from the author's signature, no interior markings. The dj features a detail from Interior with plant, reflection listening - self portrait by Lucian Freud. 
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13 Alexis, Andre ASYLUM - A Novel
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 2008 0771006691 / 9780771006692 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Author's Second Novel 8vo Drew Harris; Signed by Author
480 pp. Signed on the title page by Andre Alexis. Beige boards lettered in copper on the spine; headband. Light rubbing on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; aside from the author's signature, no interior markings. Dj art by Drew Harris. A novel of essential human truths... 
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14 Algren, Nelson A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE
Greenwich, Connecticut Fawcett Crest 1960 First Printing - First Thus Paperback Very Good+ 
270 pp. Fawcett Crest Book M1238. Lightly rubbed on the corners with an uncreased spine; no interior markings. Said Time Magazine, "Rich in shock. Makes The Man with the Golden Arm seem like a novel of suburbia." And said Ernest Hemingway, "This is a man writing. Mr. Algren can hit with both hands and move around and he will kill you if you are not awfully careful. Mr. Algren, boy, you are good." 
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15 Allen, Woody SIDE EFFECTS
New York Ballantine Books 1981 0345296532 / 9780345296535 First Printing - First Thus Paperback Very Good 
216 pp. Edge and corner wear with an uncreased spine; no interior markings. This collection contains: Remembering Needleman; By Destiny Denied; The UFO Menace; My Apology; The Kugelmass Episode; My Speech to the Graduates; The Diet; The Lunatic's Tale; Reminiscences: Places and People; Nefarious Times We Live In; A Giant Step for Mankind; The Shallowest Man; The Query; Fabrizio's: Criticism and Response; Retribution; and Confessions of a Burglar. 
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16 Amis, Martin THE INFORMATION
Toronto Alfred A. Knopf Canada 1995 039428111X / 9780394281117 First Canadian Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo Signed by Author
374 pp. Signed by Martin Amis on the title page. Quarter-bound in black cloth on black boards; black endpapers; lettered in gilt on the spine; headband. Lightly rubbed on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; aside from the author's signature, no interior markings. 
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17 Anderson-Dargatz, Gail A RECIPE FOR BEES
Toronto Knopf Canada 1998 First Softcover Edition Paperback Near Fine 8vo Signed by Author
311 pp. Trade paperback format. A Proof Copy signed on the title page by Gail Anderson-Dargatz. Lightly rubbed on the corners with an uncreased spine; aside from the author's signature, no interior markings. Included is a hand-made dropped-in bookmark, made by the author, featuring A Recipe for Bees. Said The Washington Post, "In language remarkable for its suppleness and unforced simplicity, Anderson-Dargatz delivers both a quirky love story and a serene meditation on endurance and its rich rewards." And The Times Literary Supplement, ""A bravura work that in several ways recalls Carol Shield's The Stone Diaries. What Gail Anderson-Dargatz has achieved is a commemoration of a lifestyle and a collection of characters that live on when the novel is finished." 
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18 Ang, Li (pen name used by Shih Shu-tuan) (translated from the Chinese by Howard Goldblatt and Ellen Yeung) THE BUTCHER'S WIFE (Sha Fu)
San Francisco North Point Press 1986 086547253X / 9780865472532 First U.S. Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Author's First Novel 8vo Laurie Anderson; 
142 pp. Gray cloth lettered in silver on the spine; red endpapers; headband. Light wear at the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. Dustjacket art by Laurie Anderson. A young Taiwanese peasant woman, brutalized by her pig-butcher husband, a victim of a patriarchal, superstitious society who is driven to madness and finally to murder, is the subject of Li Ang's first novel... 
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19 Angus, Douglas; Angus, Sylvia (editors) (Anton Chekhov; Katherine Mansfield; James Joyce; Joseph Conrad; Thomas Mann; D. H. Lawrence; W. Somerset Maugham; Jean Paul Sartre; Albert Camus; Franz Kafka; Isak Dinesen; Isaac Babel; Alberto Moravia) GREAT MODERN EUROPEAN SHORT STORIES
New York Fawcett Premier 1967 First Edition Paperback Very Good 
(xv) 383 pp. Lightly rubbed on the corners with some creasing on a slightly faded spine; previous owner's name inside. This anthology contains: Introduction by Douglas and Silvia Angus; The Kiss by Anton Chekhov; Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield; Araby by James Joyce; The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad; The Infant Prodigy by Thomas Mann; The Horse Dealer's Daughter by D. H. Lawrence; The Cononel's Lady by W. Somerset Maugham; The Wall by Jean Paul Sartre; The Adulterous Woman by Albert Camus; Jackals and Arabs by Franz Kafka; Sorrow Acre by Isak Dinesen; In the Basement by Isaac Babel; Bitter Honeymoon by Alberto Moravia; The Last Judgment by Karel Capek; Gimpel the Fool by Isaac BAshevis Singer; War by Luigi Piraandello; A World Ends by Wolfgang Hildesheimer; Journey Through the Night by Heinz Huber; Murke's Collected Silences by Heinrich Boll; Gogol's Wife by Tomasso Landolfi; Autumn in the Oak Woods by Yuri Kazakov; Isaac Starbuck by Alan Sillitoe; First Confession by Frank O'Connor; and The Great Wave by Mary Lavin. 
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20 Anonymous (editor) HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE - Number 284 - January 1874
New York Harper and Brothers 1874 First Edition Paperback Good Only 4to 
161 - 312 pp. followed by a few pages of advertisements. Nicked and chipped around the edges and corners; somewhat fragile, which, taking into account its age and the paper, should not be considered unusual, after all, this was printed less than ten years after the Civil War. This issue contains: Rambles in Martinique by Solomon Nunes Carvalho; The Gift of the Gold Cup, a poem by Alfred H. Louis; Dies Natalis Christi, a poem by Richard Henry Stoddard; South-coast Saunterings in England by Moncure Daniel Conway; Vagrant Pansies, a poem by Nelly M. Hutchinson; My Mother and I - a Love Story for Girls - serial - by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik; The Alpine Maiden, a poem by Anna C. Brackett; The Knights of the Red Shield, an article by Junius Henri Browne; Improvisations, a poem by Bayard Taylor; Washington News, an article by Benjamin Perley Poore; The Living Link - a serial by James De Mille; Recollections of an Old Stager - article; The Sleep Walker, fiction by S. B. Keach; The New South - Its Agricultural Aspects, an article by Edwin De Leon; A Little Sensation Drama, fiction by Justin McCarthy; Ashantee and the Ashantees, article by George M. Towle; and an assortment of articles by the editor. 
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