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The Survival of the Bark Canoe

By: McPhee, John

Price: $395.00  $355.50

Publisher: New York, New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1975

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8458

ISBN: 0374272077

Condition: Fine


This copy of "The Survival of the Bark Canoe" has been SIGNED by John McPhee on a laid-in attractive bookplate! The story of the building of birch-bark canoes and of a 150-mile trip through the Maine woods in those graceful survivors of a prehistoric technology. It is a book squarely in the tradition of one written by the first tourist in these woods, Henry David Thoreau, whose "The Maine Woods" recounts similar journeys in similar craft. In a style as p... View more info

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Annals Of The Former World

By: McPhee, John

Price: $500.00  $450.00

Publisher: New York, New York, FSG: 1998

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8449

ISBN: 0374105200

Condition: Fine


This is a beautiful copy of "Annals of the Former World" that has been SIGNED by John McPhee on a laid-in bookplate! Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction in 1999. This title has become scarce to find in the First Printing. The culmination of John McPhee's twenty year saga describing a cross-section of North America at about the fortieth parallel. A re-combination and updating of Basin and Range, In Suspect Terrain, Rising From the Plains, and Assembling... View more info

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Annals Of The Former World

By: McPhee, John

Price: $250.00  $225.00

Publisher: New York, New York, FSG: 1998

Edition: First Edition/Later Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8448

ISBN: 0374105200

Condition: Fine


This is a beautiful copy of "Annals of the Former World" and has been SIGNED by John McPhee on the half-title page! Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction in 1999. This copy, while a later printing (Eighth), is being offered as an alternative to a First Printing. This title has become scarce to find in the First Printing. The culmination of John McPhee's twenty year saga describing a cross-section of North America at about the fortieth parallel. A re-com... View more info

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The Ransom of Russian Art

By: McPhee, John

Price: $185.00  $166.50

Publisher: New York, New York, FSG: 1994

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8116

ISBN: 0374246823

Condition: Fine


This copy has been warmly INSCRIBED by both John McPhee and his first wife, Pryde on the half-title page. A wonderful ASSOCIATION COPY where Elaine Pilshaw wrote "Thank you for being so good to Dan" below which was written "for Elaine Pilshaw from Pryde, with all the best" below which was written "and regard, too, from John McPhee". When Pryde McPhee (now Pryde Brown) first purchased a photography business from Ulli Steltzer in Princeton, NJ in 19... View more info

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Uncommon Carriers

By: McPhee, John

Price: $75.00  $67.50

Publisher: New York, NY, FSG: 2006

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8115

ISBN: 0374280398

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Uncommon Carriers" has been warmly INSCRIBED "....much love, John" on the half-title page and additionally has been SIGNED by John McPhee directly onto the title page! This is a book about people who drive trucks, captain ships, pilot towboats, drive coal trains, and carry lobsters through the air: people who work in freight transportation. This is his twenty-seventh book and "Uncommon Carriers" is classic work by John McPhee, in pr... View more info

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Coming Into The Country.

By: McPhee, John

Price: $165.00  $148.50

Publisher: New York, New York, Farrar Straus & Giroux: 1977

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7893

Condition: Fine


A beautiful copy of McPhee’s classic "Alaska" book that has been neatly SIGNED by John McPhee on the half-title page!. It is a book about Alaska and McPhee's travels through much of the state with bush pilots, prospectors, and settler, as well as politicians and businesspeople who each interpret the state in different ways. Contemporary, for the most part, with occasional expeditions into Alaska's past. It is an unforgettable blending of vivid character sket... View more info

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Silk Parachute

By: McPhee, John

Price: $85.00  $76.50

Publisher: New York, NY, Farrar Straus & Giroux: 2010

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7883

ISBN: 0374263736

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by John McPhee on the title page! A wondrous new book of John McPhee's prose pieces - his most personal in four decades. In these ten pieces, highly varied in length and theme, McPhee ranges with his characteristic humor and intensity through lacrosse, long-exposure view-camera photography, the weird foods he has sometimes been served in the course of his reportorial travels, a U. S. Open golf championship, and a season in Europe "on the ch... View more info

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Annals Of The Former World

By: McPhee, John

Price: $700.00  $630.00

Publisher: New York, New York, FSG: 1998

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7837

ISBN: 0374105200

Condition: Fine


Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction in 1999, this copy has been SIGNED by John McPhee on the half-title page! This title has become somewhat scarce to find in the First Printing. The culmination of John McPhee's twenty year saga describing a cross-section of North America at about the fortieth parallel. A re-combination and updating of Basin and Range, In Suspect Terrain, Rising From the Plains, and Assembling California together with Crossing the Craton, a new... View more info

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Uncommon Carriers

By: McPhee, John

Price: $85.00  $76.50

Publisher: New York, NY, FSG: 2006

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7836

ISBN: 0374280398

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Uncommon Carriers" has been SIGNED by John McPhee directly onto the title page (not a signature on a bookplate)! This is a book about people who drive trucks, captain ships, pilot towboats, drive coal trains, and carry lobsters through the air: people who work in freight transportation. This is his twenty-seventh book and "Uncommon Carriers" is classic work by John McPhee, in prose distinguished, as always, by its author's warm humor, keen ... View more info

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Giving Good Weight

By: McPhee, John

Price: $85.00  $76.50

Publisher: New York, New York, Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 1979

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7525

ISBN: 0374163065

Condition: Fine


This is a beautiful copy that has been SIGNED by John McPhee on the title page! For a couple of decades, John McPhee's readers have regularly been treated to the products of his wide-ranging curiosity, his apparent compulsion to discover and to share. The five pieces in this collection were written between 1975 and 1979. Three preceded and the two others have followed his projects in Alaska that resulted in the celebrated best seller "Coming Into Country." View more info

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La Place de la Concorde Suisse

By: McPhee, John

Price: $185.00  $166.50

Publisher: New York, New York, Farrar Straus & Giroux: 1984

Edition: First Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8771

Condition: Fine


This copy of "La Place de la Concorde Suisse" is from a Limited Edition of 200 copies, of which this is copy number 132, without dust jacket (as issued) in slipcase, which has been SIGNED by John McPhee on the limitation page. View more info

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Annals Of The Former World

By: McPhee, John

Price: $950.00  $855.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Farrar Straus & Giroux: 1998

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7207

ISBN: 0374105200

Condition: Fine


Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction in 1999, this exceedingly scarce Uncorrected Proof Copy has been SIGNED by John McPhee on the half-title page! This hardcover first edition itself has become somewhat scarce to find in the First Printing. The culmination of John McPhee's twenty year saga describing a cross-section of North America at about the fortieth parallel. A re-combination and updating of Basin and Range, In Suspect Terrain, Rising From the Plains, and A... View more info

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Outcroppings

By: McPhee, John

Price: $250.00  $225.00

Publisher: Salt Lake City, Gibbs-Smith: 1998

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 6063

ISBN: 0879052627

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by John McPhee - a beautiful copy of a difficult to locate McPhee item. 8.75"x11.5", landscape photos by Tom Till, selections from Basin and Range, Rising From the Plains, and Encounters With the Archdruid. In "Outcroppings" McPhee's verbal images are brilliantly highlighted by photographs of the landscape about which he writes. What emerges here is a vision of the West: migration, settlement, and always the land itself. Also, in... View more info

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The American Shad

By: McPhee, John

Price: $150.00  $135.00

Publisher: Far Hills, NJ, Meadow Run Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4908

ISBN: 1886967148

Condition: Fine


We are pleased to present here a beautiful copy of "The American Shad" by John McPhee. An Edition of 500 copies that have been SIGNED by John McPhee on a special page. In a beautiful slipcase. This is a collection of pieces from John McPhee's "The Founding Fish" in an elegant, beautifully illustrated Meadow Run Press edition. With vivid and spirited prose, McPhee masterfully weaves together the shad's natural history, his own angling history with the fish... View more info

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The American Shad

By: McPhee, John

Price: $150.00  $135.00

Publisher: Far Hills, NJ, Far Hills, NJ: Meadow Run Press, 2004: 2004

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 4909

ISBN: 1886967148

Condition: Fine


Fine. First Edition/First Printing. We are pleased to present here a beautiful copy of "The American Shad" by John McPhee. This is a collection of pieces from John McPhee's "The Founding Fish" in an elegant, beautifully illustrated Meadow Run Press edition. With vivid and spirited prose, McPhee masterfully weaves together the shad's natural history, his own angling history with the fish, along with the history of the early American settlers and the critic... View more info

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Irons in the Fire

By: McPhee, John

Price: $65.00  $58.50

Publisher: New York, New York, FSG: 1997

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5266

ISBN: 0374177260

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Irons in the Fire" has been SIGNED by John McPhee on the half-title page! The differing contents of this book reflect the variety in the overall span of McPhee's work - compositions that have in common only and essentially the fact that they are about real people in real places. View more info

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John McPhee - Twaynes United States Authors Series.

By: McPhee, John

Price: $55.00  $49.50

Publisher: NY, Twayne: 1997

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 5605

Condition: Fine


This is the first full-length study of John McPhee - an American icon. A "must" for all fans of this writer who is able to engage readers with almost any subject he chooses. In this new volume in Twayne's United States Authors Series—Michael Pearson argues that the writer successfully employs the techniques of fiction writing in his journalistic art while honoring his obligation to fact. Highly accessible to students yet of distinct appeal to schoars, "John... View more info

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The Founding Fish

By: McPhee, John

Price: $60.00  $54.00

Publisher: NY, FSG: 2002

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6644

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by John McPhee directly onto the half-title page (not a signature on a bookplate). "A braid of personal history, natural history, and American history, in descending order of volume. McPhee is a shad fisherman. He waits all year for the short spring season when delicious American shad - Alosa sapidissima - leave the ocean in hundreds of thousands and run up rivers heroic distances to spawn." This is his twenty-sixth book and is 358 pages... View more info

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Table Of Contents

By: McPhee, John

Price: $95.00  $85.50

Publisher: NY, FSG: 1985

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1008

Condition: Fine


This is a beautiful copy of the trade edition that has been SIGNED by John McPhee on the half-title page (not a bookplate). An outstanding collection of eight pieces written by John McPhee between 1981 and 1984. Geographically and thematically, they range from Alaska to New Jersey, describing, for example, the arrival of telephones in a small village near the Artctic Circle and the arrival of wild bears in considerable numbers in New Jersey, swarming in from the Poconos ... View more info

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A Sense of Where You Are

By: McPhee, John

Price: $600.00  $540.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Farrar Straus & Giroux: 1965

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8669

Condition: Fine


This copy of "A Sense of Where You Are" has been SIGNED by John McPhee on an attractive laid-in bookplate (not affixed). The Pulitzer Prize winning author's first book. A profile of William Warren Bradley from his time as a star basketball player at Princeton University. But his athletic prowess alone would not explain the Bradley magnetism. It was the quality of the man himself--his self-discipline, his rationality, his sense of responsibility--that has aroused national... View more info