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    African Silences by Matthiessen, Peter

    New York: Random House. F/F. 1991. 1st Edition. Hardcover; 1st Printing. 1st edition/1st printing, Random House, 1991. Fine book: clean, straight very tight (unread). SIGNED by author on front end page. Light grey boards with green cloth spine, pastedowns and endpapers are decorated with maps. The Fine dustjacket is clean, bright, price intact and looks like new. A lyrical and sobering account, compiled from the author's trips to Africa in 1961, 1970, 1978 and 1986. He has compiled for us a sobering portrait of vanishing worlds and what is replacing them - not just the harm being done to the vanishing species sharing this earth with us, but to the environment and resources of Africa and also to its human inhabitants. ; 8.5 x 5.5 inches; 225 pages; Signed by Author .



    To Kill a Mockingbird by Lee, Harper

    Lippincott, 1960 First Edition, First Printing. A spectacular First Issue dust jacket with Jonathan Daniels quote printed on the back flap. This copy is SIGNED by Harper Lee on a laid in signature. This ORIGINAL sophisticated dustjacket is vibrant in color with NO chips or tears. The book is in nice condition, with slight wear to the spine and page edges. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or book plates in the book. Overall, a superb copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition!!! We buy Harper Lee First Editions.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/As New.



    THE AFFAIR AT THE INN As Seen By Philo the Innkeeper and the Taxgatherer of Rome by FINGER, Charles. Illustrated By C. LeRoy Baldridge. (SIGNED By Richard Ellis)

    Camdon NJ: Haddon Craftsmen, 1937. Hard Cover. Very Good+/No Dust Jacket. Tall Octavo. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED "FOR -- WITH FELECITATIONS OF HIS SINCERE FRIEND THE PRINTER" BY RICHARD ELLIS. ALSO SIGNED BY ELLIS ON COLOPHON PAGE. LIMITED EDITION OF 1,000 COPIES. Bound in cloth with paste-on paper title label front cover. A very good+ copy with light wear on spine ends. A retelling of the Christmas story.



    Cousin Beedie and Cousin Hot : My Life With the Carter Family of Plains, Georgia. by Carter, Hugh and Frances Spatz Leighton.[association copy: Bruce Reed]

    Englewood Cliffs, NJ : Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1978., 1978. Very Good. 1st edition, 1st printing ; SIGNED presentation by Hugh Carter to Bruce Reed ; dark orange cloth with metallic bronze lettering, in nicked and soiled photographic dustjacket ; some wear and fading to cloth covers ; VG/G



    Homely Girl : And Other Stories by Miller, Arthur by Arthur Miller

    Viking Adult, 1995-10-01. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. SIGNED perfectly in fine, black ink on title page (signature only) . No DJ as issued. Lovely Modigliani picture inset on black, cloth cover. Beautiful copy shows light use. Includes beautiful bookmark from BOOKS & Co., Madison Avenue, NYC. Insurance included.



    Under a Riverbed Sky by Woods, Christopher

    Spring, Texas: Panther Creek Press, 2001. Signed on title page to previous owners of the book. Nice, clean copy.. SIGNED. First Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine.



    Embroideries by Satrapi, Marjane

    N.Y.: Pantheon, 2006. Trade Paperback. Near Fine. Signed by Satrapi on title page.



    The Little Point Guard, the Greg Brown Story (a Mother's Perspective) by Brown, Mary

    Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A.: Creative Designs, Inc., 1994. 123 Pages. May 1994 Edition.Signed by Greg Brown #12 on inside of front cover and signed by the author (mother of Greg) on title page. Cover has large paste on portrait of Greg Brown. For years basketball fans in New Mexico have watched Greg Brown. They saw him win a state championship with Albuwquerque High School, hit long-range jumpers for Mew Mexico Junior College, capture the Western Athletic Conference and tournament crowns at the University of New Mexico. Greg had but one dream to be on the Lobos Basket Ball Team for the University of New Mexico. Mary Brown, Greg's mother shares her perspective of watching Greg fulfill his dream. She shares a 17 year odyssey of Greg's determination to overcome adversity and excel in basketball, In 1994 Greg was voted WAC Most Valuable Player of the Year. Sprinkled with inspiration and philosophy, this book includes many newspaper accounts and over 20 photographs fo the Greg Brown basketball career. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Trade Paperback. Very Good. 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".



    Waffle Street: The Confession and Rehabilitation of a Financier by James Adams

    San Clemente, California: Sourced Media Books, 2010. 296 Pages Indexed. Signed By Adams on Half Title Page. Front cover has very light wear. No other defects noted and interior text pages flawless. Jimmy Adams was laid off from a hedge fund in early 2009. Wearied by eight years in the bond market and disillusioned by the financial services profession, he decides to get an honest job for a change. Before he knows what hit him, Jimmy finds himself waiting on tables of barflies at his local Waffle House. Amidst the glorious chaos of the night shift, the 24-hour diner affords a bevy of comedic experiences as the author struggles to ingratiate himself with a motley crew of waiters and cooks. Unexpectedly, the restaurant also becomes a font of insight into financial markets and the human condition. In a uniquely hilarious and thought-provoking narrative, This book unravels the enigmas of money, banking, economics, and grits once and for all. As they laugh heartily at the author's expense, readers will develop a profound appreciation for the first principle of economics: there really is no such thing as a free lunch. Contents in Eight Chapters: Pink Slip, Scattered Smothered and Clueless, One Flew over the Waffle House, You Can't Bank on Anything, Crime and Punishment, The Restaurant of Last Resort, Romeo and Juliet Hedge Their bets, and Mea Culpa.. First Edition. Trade Paperback. Near Fine. 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".




    1996. MOSER, Barry. HAMILTON, Viriginia. WHEN BIRDS COULD TALK & BATS COULD SING. Illustrated by Barry Moser. NY: Blue Sky Press, [1996]. First Edition, first printing. Quarto, cloth and red boards stamped in gilt in dust jacket. Signed by Hamilton and Moser on a tipped-in bookplate on the dedication page. A beautifully illustrated collection of stories based on African American folktales from the Plantation era in the South. Fine in d/j. $85.00.




    1994. NATOV, Roni. LEON GARFIELD. NY: Twayne Publishing, [1994]. 8vo., cloth in dust jacket. First Edition. Signed presentation from Natov on front endpaper: "For Amy & Len, My loving family. I have always counted on your love & support in my life and I've always gotten it. I love you Always, Roni." Good (some water damage front cover) in very good (interior dampstaining) d/j. $25.00.



    Popular Politics and Resistance Movements in South Africa by Beinart, William [Editor]; Dawson, Marcelle C. [Editor]

    Wits University Press, 2010. First Edition. Softcover. Near Fine. Signed. The half title page has been signed and inscribed by Dawson, one of the editors. The wraps are the slightest touch rubbed and edge worn, and the top corner of the spine is slightly torn. The wraps remain neat and bright. Internally, there are 3 other inscriptions from various owner's along with Dawson's inscription on the half title page. The rest of the pages within are clean, crisp and complete. The binding remains lovely and tight. A charming book. JV.K



    On R. P. Blackmur / Language as Gesture & Essays by Kenneth Burke Marianne Moore Conrad Aiken John Crowe Ransome & Others / Mirage by [SIGNED ASSOCIATION COPY] BLACKMUR, R. P and Kenneth Burke, Marianne Moore, Conrad Aiken, John Crowe Ransom and Bradley Burg (W. S. Merwin)

    Edited by Paul Boorstin and Ints M. Silins. 16pp. Illustrated with calligraphic design on front cover, b&w photos of some authors within text. Designed by John Mason. Five contributors wrote pieces as a festschrift to Blackmur on the occasion of his recent death in February, 1965, three months before publication. In addition, Blackmur's seminal essay "Language as Gesture" is included along with his poem "Mirage." A well preserved copy from the library of W. S. Merwin, signed by Merwin on the title page. A scarce publication in any condition.



    Tropical Ikebana in Maui (Ikenobo Style) by Yasui, Matsuno

    Japan Publications, 1973. third printing. with owner's notation. light rubs and age toning to dustjacket. Signed by Author. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.



    Signed Commemorative Cover by FIRESTONE, Harvey S., Jr. (1898-1973)

    The son of the founder of the tire magnate himself became president and chairman of Firestone Tire and Rubber Company (1941-63), and under his direction the company expanded and diversified worldwide; he was a noted philanthropist and served for 15 years as chairman of the U.S.O. Signed Commemorative Cover, 6½" X 3½", cancelled in Chicago, Illinois on 7 April 1971 and bearing a special "USO / 30th Anniversary / 1941 - 1971" cancellation. Single 6-Cent U.S. flag stamp at upper right. Near fine. No decorative cachet at left; no distracting recipient's name/address. Near the center, below the postal cancellation, Firestone signs boldly in full in blue fineline. Quite nice, and on an appropriate cover since Firestone was intimately associated with the United Services Organization. Small portion of original transmittal envelope also present.



    The Naked Island by Bryna Wasserman

    SPECIAL SALE: As new. Signed by the author on the title page. Protected in a Brodart cover.



    Twilight The Complete Illustrated Movie Companion by Cotta Vaz, Mark

    Little, Brown Books. Very Good. 2008. Reprint. Paperback. 9780316043137 . 3" closed tear to upper rear cover. Binding is sound, inner pages crisp and clean. Signatures: Director Catherine Hardwick, Rachelle Lefevre, Taylor Lautner. Inscribed by Ashley Greene (inscribed, "_____, Nice to meet you." .



    Partisan Review 3 1979, Volume XLVI, Number 3 by Ozick, Cynthia; Astor, Susan; Bromige, David; Nadel, Alan; Etc

    Boston: Boston University. Very Good+. 1979. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. Volume XLVI, Number 3. INSCRIBED by Cynthia Ozick by her story, "Levitation," on page 391, "July 1989 For Rolland Comstock, with appreciation - Cynthia Ozick, who would rather have been born into the mind of George Eliot (p. 359 [? ])." Also contains entries by Celia Gilbert, Elizabeth Fenton, Carole Glasser, Keith Waldrop, and others. Ships same or next business day. Slight slant to spine. Moderate edge wear. Tiny bumps on spine ends. Creases on top corners of pages 477 to back cover. Faint soiling to edges of pages. Otherwise, free from major defect. Protected in archival bag. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; Signed by Author .



    Gertrude Lawrence

    c. 1925. Photograph Signed <i>“Gerti!”</i>. Sepia, 10” x12”. Photographer’s stamping on verso “Photographed by the / De Barron Studios / 44 West 46th St., N.Y.C.” Handwritten by a collector on verso “Gertrude Lawrence / about 1925.” Creased at upper corners. Fine condition.<br /><br />Gertrude Lawrence (1898-1952) debuted on Broadway in 1924 in “Andre Charlot’s Review of 1924.” She was the star of her next show, “Charlot Revue” (1925-1926), followed by numerous hit comedies and musicals in the 30s and 40s. On March 30, 1952, Gertrude Lawrence was awarded the 1952 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her role as Anna in “The King and I” which had opened on March 29 1951, and in which she still starred, when she died suddenly of infectious hepatitis on September 6, 1952. She had entered the hospital after an August 16th matinee.<br />


    AUD $39.95

    The Courtneys. A Victorian Military Family by Austin, Ron

    McCrae: Slouch Hat Publications. 2009. Small Quarto Size. Mint copy in a Mint Dustjacket. A New Copy. Dustjacket protected in plastic sleeve. Signed by author. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. Colour photos of medals to rear. 200 pages Most Australian visitors to Gallipoli pass by the war cemetery bearing the title "Courtney's and Steele's Post" - few understand the significance. In 1915 this area was held by 14 Bn AIF commanded by Lt Col Richard Courtney and became known as Courtney's Post. The saga of the Courtney's starts in Ireland and moves to Australia during the Gold Rush. Military service became a tradition and carried on for over four generations. This book, well illustrated with photos from the Courtney collections, provides the reader with a valuable insight into the development of the Australian Army from colonial times through two world wars and beyond. . New. 1st Edition. Hardback.



    Hellenes and Hellions: Modern Greek Characters in American Literature. Signed by Alexander Karanikas. by Karanikas, Alexander

    Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1981. Book. Near fine condition. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First Edition. Octavo (8vo). xvi, 551 pages of text including a bibliography and an index. Hardcover binding in almost new condition. Unclipped dustjacket with two tiny chips and minimal browning; protected in archival mylar. Signed and inscribed on the front endpaper by the author in the year of publication "With appreciation and special best wishes to Jovanna In the spirit of Hellenism [signed] Alexander Karanikas 12/3/81." First edition..



    Memories and Commentaries (First Edition, signed by Stravinsky and Craft) by Stravinsky, Igor and Robert Craft

    Garden City: Doubleday, 1960. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by Igor Stravinsky and Robert Craft on the page following the half title. The third book collaboration between the two, a series of recollections by Stravinsky in the form of interviews by Craft. A companion volume to Conversations with Igor Stravinsky," published one year earlier. Craft is an award winning conductor and musicologist who has led most of the major orchestras in the United States. His relationship with Stravinsky is legendary, not just in terms of documenting the composer's life, but in that Craft conducted the world premieres of many of Stravinsky's later masterpieces. In 2002 he received the International Prix due Disc at the Cannes Music Festival. About Fine and unread, with light taps to the bottom corners, in a lightly rubbed, Near Fine dust jacket.



    Tribute to Mr Charles W. Engelhard on his death by Senator Michael Mansfield in Congressional Record. Vol 117, No. 27 p. 1 (S 2317) by (Engelhard, Charles) Mansfield, Mike

    Washington, D.C., 1971. 1 vols. 4to. Stapled as issued. Laid in three quarter blue morocco slipcase and chemise. Fine. 1 vols. 4to. Inscribed by Mike Mansfield "Dear Jane (Engelhard),- With sadness & sympathy As Always, Mike Mansfield."



    Nebraska. by HANSEN, Ron

    New York: The Atlantic Monthly Press, 1989. Signed by Ron Hansen. First edition / First printing. Gray paper spine, mauve paper-covered boards. Fine in fine, price-clipped dust jacket.



    Pistoletto by Germano Celant

    Electa Firenze, 1984. 219 pages. Square format paperback, bound in stiff illustrated paper covers. Text in Italian. Inscribed by the artist in ink on the half title: "A Clara Diament Sujo amicolimente Michelangelo Pistoletto." Else, there is mild shelfwear to the edges and associated light rubbing to the covers, the binding remains tight and solid, with no other markings to the interior. . Inscribed by the Artist. Wrappers. Very Good.

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