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Wilderness Tips

By: Atwood, Margaret

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Doubleday: 1991

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5764

ISBN: 0385421060

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Margaret Atwood on the title page. An electrifying series of stories whose shared themes of loss and discovery, of how we connect with others and with the sometimes hidden parts of ourselves, bind them together as a unified whole. View more info

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You Are Happy: [Poems]

By: Atwood, Margaret Eleanor

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Harper & Row: 1974

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5769

ISBN: 0060101636

Condition: Fine


This copy of the paperback edition has been INSCRIBED by Margaret Atwood "For David with best wishes Margaret Atwood 1977" on the front-free endpaper. This is her sixth collection of poetry and cover a wider range than ever before in her work, from the personal to the mythological. View more info

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The Labrador Fiasco

By: Atwood, Margaret Eleanor

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, UK, Bloomsbury Pub Plc: 1996

Edition: First U.K. Edition (true first)

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5774

ISBN: 0747528896

Condition: Fine


One of the Bloomsbury Quid issues - this copy has been SIGNED by Margaret Atwood on the title page! The story related within this story may be found in its original version in "The Lure of the Labrador Wild," by Dillon Wallace, published in 1905 by Fleming H. Revell Company, and reprinted by Breakwater Books, Newfoundland, in 1977. View more info

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Table Of Contents

By: McPhee, John

Price: $95.00

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 in search of a better life ("Riding the Boom Extension," A Textbook Place for Bears"). Diverse topics abound—ra... View more info

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The American Shad

By: McPhee, John

Price: $150.00

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, along with the history of the early American settlers and the critical importance of this fish to their very existence. Thi... View more info

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The American Shad

By: McPhee, John

Price: $150.00

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 critical importance of this fish to their very existence. This is a large and compelling story. The misery and hunger of George Was... View more info

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Irons in the Fire

By: McPhee, John

Price: $65.00

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

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 McPhee" provides a valuable supplement for journalism classes and courses in advanced expository writing. Highlighting t... View more info

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Outcroppings

By: McPhee, John

Price: $250.00

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, includes a five-page introduction by Mr. McPhee. View more info

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The Founding Fish

By: McPhee, John

Price: $60.00

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 in length. View more info

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Annals Of The Former World

By: McPhee, John

Price: $950.00

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 Assembling California together with Crossing the Craton, a new and final essay and the last link in the cross-country chain. A... View more info

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Giving Good Weight

By: McPhee, John

Price: $85.00

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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Uncommon Carriers

By: McPhee, John

Price: $85.00

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 insight, and rich sense of human character. View more info

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Annals Of The Former World

By: McPhee, John

Price: $700.00

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 and final essay and the last link in the cross-country chain. A masterpiece of modern non-fiction writing. View more info

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Silk Parachute

By: McPhee, John

Price: $85.00

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 chalk," from the downs and sea cliffs of England to the Maas Valley in the Netherlands and the Champagne country of norther... View more info

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Coming Into The Country.

By: McPhee, John

Price: $165.00

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 sketches, observed landscapes, and descriptive narrative, in three principal segments that deal, respectively, with a total wilde... View more info

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Uncommon Carriers

By: McPhee, John

Price: $75.00

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 prose distinguished, as always, by its author's warm humor, keen insight, and rich sense of human character. View more info

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The Ransom of Russian Art

By: McPhee, John

Price: $185.00

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 1970 Brown had asked another single mother of four, Elaine Miller (now Elaine Miller Pilshaw) to be her partner. Elaine Miller ... View more info

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Annals Of The Former World

By: McPhee, John

Price: $500.00

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 California together with Crossing the Craton, a new and final essay and the last link in the cross-country chain. A masterpi... View more info

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The Survival of the Bark Canoe

By: McPhee, John

Price: $395.00

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 pure and as effortless as the waters of Maine and the glide of a canoe, John McPhee has written one of his most fascinating bo... View more info

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A Sense of Where You Are

By: McPhee, John

Price: $600.00

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 admiration. Through these pages the reader will get to know not only a great athlete but also an exceptionally fine young Am... View more info

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Tar Baby

By: Morrison, Toni

Price: $350.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Knopf: 1981

Edition: First Trade Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5909

ISBN: 0394423291

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Toni Morrison on the title page. The Award-Winning author's fourth novel. The setting is a Caribbean island in this novel suffused with a tense and passionate inquiry, revealing a whole spectrum of emotions underlying the relationships between black men and women, white men and women, and black and white people. View more info

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Home

By: Morrison, Toni

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc: 2012

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9038

ISBN: 0307594165

Condition: Fine


This beautiful copy of "Home" has been SIGNED by Toni Morrison on the title page! America's most celebrated novelist, Nobel Prize-winner Toni Morrison extends her profound take on our history with this twentieth-century tale of redemption: a taut and tortured story about one man's desperate search for himself in a world disfigured by war. A deeply moving novel about an apparently defeated man finding his manhood - and his home. View more info

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Paradise

By: Morrison, Toni

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Alfred A. Knopf: 1998

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 9039

ISBN: 0679433740

Condition: Fine


This is a galley copy of her first novel since she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literarture presented by Knopf. Toni Morrison gives a bravura performance. As the book begins deep in Oklahoma early one morning in 1976, nine men from Ruby (pop. 360), in defense of "the one all-black town worth the pain, " assault the nearby Convent and the women in it. From the town's ancestral origins in 1890 to the fateful day of the assault, "Paradise" tells the story of a people ever mindful of the relationship between their spectacular history and a void "Out there.where random and organized evil erupted... View more info

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Who's Got Game? The Ant or the Grasshopper?

By: Morrison, Toni & Slade

Price: $145.00

Publisher: NY, Scribner: 2003

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4208

Condition: Fine


The first in a series of six books co-authored by the Award-winning author and her son. This copy has been SIGNED by both Toni Morrison and Slade Morrison on the title page! The creators of "Who's Got Game" were inspired by the wonder of Aesop's Fables—their vitality, their endless demand for new interpretations. View more info

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George Bellows: American Artist (Writers on Art)

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Hopewell, NJ, Ecco Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7753

ISBN: 0880014377

Condition: Fine


This copy of "George Bellows: American Artist" has been SIGNED by Joyce Carol Oates on the title page! She explores his life and work from the perspective of a writer and admirer. Examining Bellows' art within his historical and cultural contexts, Oates sheds new light on his technical versatility and voracious imagination. Bringing her own distinctive vision to bear on Bellows' extraordinary oeuvre, Joyce Carol Oates has written an insightful and necessary study of this significant American artist. View more info

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Blonde

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Ecco Press: Harper Collins: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7755

ISBN: 0060196076

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Blonde" has been SIGNED by Joyce Carol Oates on the title page! A Finalist for the 2000 National Book Award for Fiction. A reimagining of the inner, poetic, and spiritual life of Norma Jeane Baker [Marilyn Monroe] - the child, the woman, the fated celebrity. Drawing on biographical and historical sources, Joyce Carol Oates evokes the distinct consciousness of the woman and the unsparing reflection of the myth. View more info

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First Love

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Hopewell, NJ, Ecco Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7757

ISBN: 0880014571

Condition: Fine


This copy of "First Love" has been SIGNED by Joyce Carol Oates on the title page! A moody sense of foreboding grips the reader from page one as religion, whispers of dark family secrets, violations of trust and virginity, bad blood, and a hint of incest all haunt the landscape of this startling tale of farming loyalties, psychological manipulation, and the tangled strands of love and fear in the mind of a young girl groping for her way in one fractured American family. Barry Moser's beautifully haunting woodcuts enhance the general sense of unease in this novel. View more info

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Where Is Here?

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Hopewell, NJ, Ecco Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7758

ISBN: 0880012838

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Where Is Here" has been SIGNED by Joyce Carol Oates on the title page! In dramatic, tightly focused narratives charged with tension, menace, and the shock of the unexpected, "Where Is Here?" examines a world in which ordinary life is electrified by the potential for sudden change. Domestic violence, fear of abandonment and betrayal, and the obsession with loss shadow the characters that inhabit these startling, intriguing stories. View more info

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Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, NY, E P Dutton: 1993

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7759

ISBN: 0525936327

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang" has been SIGNED by Joyce Carol Oates on the title page! At once brutal and lyrical, this is a careening joyride of a novel - charged with outlaw energy and lit by intense emotion. The story moves over the years from the first eruption of adolescent anger at sexual abuse to a shared life financed by luring predatory men into traps baited with sex. View more info