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Something To Declare

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1998

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 856

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Julia Alvarez on the title page. Her first book of non-fiction. This offers two dozen personal essays about the two major (and interlocking) issues of her life - growing up with one foot in each of two cultures, and writing. She is a popular speaker and t his book captures the unique rapport between a writer and her readers. View more info

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Something To Declare

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1998

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6678

Condition: Fine


This copy of the Advance Uncorrected Proof has been SIGNED by Julia Alvarez on the title page. Her first book of non-fiction. This offers two dozen personal essays about the two major (and interlocking) issues of her life - growing up with one foot in each of two cultures, and writing. She is a popular speaker and t his book captures the unique rapport between a writer and her readers. View more info

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Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper

By: Baker, Nicholson

Price: $55.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Random House: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7792

ISBN: 0375504443

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Double Fold" has been SIGNED by Nicholson Baker on the title page! Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. In this passionately argued book the author explains the marketing of the brittle-paper crisis and the real motives behind it. Pleading the case for saving our newspapers and books so that they can continue to be read in their original forms, he tells how and why our greatest research libraries betrayed the public's trust by selling off or pulping irreplaceable collections. "Double Fold," the author's first full-length non-fiction in a decade, is a... View more info

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The Invisible Stranger

By: Banks, Russell and Patten, Arturo

Price: $85.00

Publisher: NY, Harper Collins: 1999

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1837

ISBN: 0060192348

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Russell Banks on the title page. In this unique collaberation Arturo Patten, one of the most important portrait photographers of our time, and acclaimed writer Russell Banks visit the hardscrabble north country of Patten, Maine, to study its inhabitants. View more info

Tall Pines at Catawba

By: Barrett, Clark S. & Scull, Kenneth N.

Price: $185.00

Publisher: Egg Harbor City, NJ, Barrett, Clark S. & Scull, Kenneth N.: 1968

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Authors

Seller ID: 8750

Condition: Fine/Near Fine


This copy of "Tall Pines at Catawba" has been SIGNED by both authors on the title page! A history of the almost forgotten Town of Catawba and the adjoining Village of Thompsontown, both having been located in the County of Gloucester, later Atlantic County, N.J. and including records of the family of George West, Jr. Esq. The story of the mysterious deaths of four members of the West family has, over the years, been the subject of many articles and stories, mostly based on legend or folklore. Here for the first time, is the true account of the deaths of four members of this wealthy fa... View more info

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Sean O'Casey

By: Benstock, Bernard

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Lewisburg, Bucknell University Press: 1970

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4693

Condition: Fine


This is one of the volumes in the Irish Writers Series, edited by J.F. Carens. This volume treats in detail the best known and best loved of the Irish playwrights, bringing to bear on its famous subject contemporary critical insights, attitudes and techniques. The author analyzes concisely the plot, character, and action of most of O'Casey's major dramatic works. View more info

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Don't Count on It!

By: Bogle, John C.

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Hoboken, NJ, John Wiley and Sons, Inc: 2011

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9021

ISBN: 047064396X

Condition: Fine


This beautiful copy of "Don't Count on It!" has been SIGNED by John C. Bogle on the front free endpaper! This work presents an anthology of Bogle's latest thinking, focused on how numbers deceive us into seeing things as other than what they really are. He also presents a cogent analysis of the chinks in the armorof a financial system that has failed to live up to the responsibility owed to its individual and institutional investors. Read and learn from the wise counsel of Vanguard's founder about how we deceive ourselves into accepting illusory and evanescent numbers rather than focusing on... View more info

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In Search of the Striped Bass. [Waldman, John - Editor. Stripers, An Angler's Anthology]

By: Boyle, T. Coraghessan

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Camden, ME, Ragged Mountain Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5000

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by John Waldman, Editor on the title page and by T. Coraghessan Boyle at his story entry. The first appearance in book form of a piece by the author which first appeared in Life Magazine in September, 1992. Boyle reflects on a season spent catching stripers in nets for a hatchery operation on the Hudson River - what he calls ".the best job I ever had." Included in the text is a photograph taken in the spring of 1973! View more info

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Maps and Legends

By: Chabon, Michael

Price: $95.00

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, McSweeneys Books: 2008

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8769

ISBN: 1932416897

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Maps And Legends" has been SIGNED by Michael Chabon on the title page. A beautiful , multi-layered jacket production from McSweeneys Books. Maps and Legends is a collection of sixteen essays by American author Michael Chabon, his first book-length foray into nonfiction. Several of these essays are defenses of the author's work in genre literature (such as science fiction, fantasy, and comics), while others are more autobiographical, explaining how the author came to write several of his most popular works. View more info

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Somewhere In The Night

By: Christopher, Nicholas

Price: $50.00

Publisher: NY, Free Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5267

Condition: Fine


Subtitled: Film Noir And The American City. SIGNED by Nicholas Christopher on the title page. The acclaimed novelist and poet explores the cultural identity of film noir in a seamless, elegant, and enchanting work of literary prose. View more info

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Stories from Shakespeare

By: Chute, Marchette

Price: $135.00

Publisher: Cleveland and New York, World Publishing Company: 1956

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9291

Condition: Fine


This special edition of "Stories from Shakespeare" is limited to 975 numbered copies for private distribution to Friends of the Publisher. Christmas 1956 No. 104. While not called for, this copy has been INSCRIBED "To Mildred and Al with my love - Marchette." In the Publisher's Slipcase which is also in excellent condition. This collection of summaries of Shakespeare's plays is excellent. The summaries are very well done: not too long, but long enough to provide a very good guide to each play. The summary of each play is easy to read, and moves through the play in a way that nicely reflects S... View more info

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The Anthrax Letters: A Medical Detective Story

By: Cole, Leonard A.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Washington, DC, Joseph Henry Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4463

Condition: Fine


The anthrax attacks of 2001 took five lives and terrified a nation. Behind the panic and the politics that would quickly ensue there remained a key line of defense. For while the police and FBI frantically investigated a crime, there were other professionals at work, conducting their own painstaking inquiry—medical and scientific detectives hot on the trail of deadly organisms deliberately set loose in the postal system. Ricahrd Preston dustjacket praise saying "The Anthrax Letters is a terrific read. The book is a masterful piece of reporting, written eith absolute strength and clarity,... View more info

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Electronic Life: How to Think About Computers

By: Crichton, Michael

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NY, Knopf: 1983

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 6257

ISBN: 0394534069

Condition: Fine


Michael Crichton - author of such memorable (and best-selling) novels as The Andromeda Stain, The Terminal Man, The Great Train Robbery, and Congo - has for years made brilliant and creative use of computers. Here he shares his knowledge and his love of computers. His message: Don't be afraid of them, they're only machines, they're here to make your life easier, and, what's more, they can be a lot of fun! View more info

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Electronic Life: How to Think About Computers

By: Crichton, Michael

Price: $110.00

Publisher: NY, Knopf: 1983

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7288

ISBN: 0394534069

Condition: Fine


This is a beautiful copy which has been SIGNED and INSCRIBED to "John Wilmerding - with best regards. Michael Crichton." Author of such memorable (and best-selling) novels as "The Andromeda Stain," "The Terminal Man," "The Great Train Robbery," and "Congo" - has for years made brilliant and creative use of computers. Here he shares his knowledge and his love of computers. His message: Don't be afraid of them, they're only machines, they're here to make your life easier, and, what's more, they can be a lot of fun! John Wilmerding was Deputy Director of t... View more info

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The Blue Jay's Dance

By: Erdrich, Louise

Price: $45.00

Publisher: NY, Harper Collins: 1995

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3992

ISBN: 0060171324

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Louise Erdrich on the title page. In this, her first major work of non-fiction, the author brilliantly and poignantly examines the joys and frustrations, the compromises and insights, the difficult struggles and profound emotional satisfactions she experienced in the course of one twelve-month period - froma winter pregnancy through a spring and summer of new motherhood to a fall return to writing. View more info

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The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse

By: Erdrich, Louise

Price: $60.00

Publisher: NY, Harper Collins: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7719

ISBN: 0060187271

Condition: Fine


This copy of the National Book Award Finalist has been SIGNED by Louise Erdrich on the title page! For more than a half century, Father Damien Modeste has served his beloved people, the Ojibwe, on the remote reservation of Little No Horse. Compelled to his task by a direct mystical experience, Father Damien has made enormous sacrifices, and experienced the joys of commitment as well as deep suffering. View more info

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The Blue Jay's Dance

By: Erdrich, Louise

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Harper Collins: 1995

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8090

ISBN: 0060171324

Condition: Fine


This Uncorrected Proof copy has been SIGNED by Louise Erdrich on the title page! In this, her first major work of non-fiction, the author brilliantly and poignantly examines the joys and frustrations, the compromises and insights, the difficult struggles and profound emotional satisfactions she experienced in the course of one twelve-month period - froma winter pregnancy through a spring and summer of new motherhood to a fall return to writing. View more info

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We Are the Weather

By: Foer, Jonathan Safran

Price: $55.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Farrar Straus & Giroux: 2019

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9070

ISBN: 0374280002

Condition: Fine


This copy of "We Are the Weather" has been SIGNED by Jonathan Safran Foer (his full signature) on the title page from his appearance at the Brooklyn Book Festival on September 22, 2019! Here, the author explores the central global dilemma of our time in a surprising, deeply personal, and urgent new way. The task of saving the planet requires a great reckoning with ourselves--with our all-too-human reluctance to sacrifice immediate comfort for the sake of the future. View more info

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On the Rez

By: Frazier, Ian

Price: $40.00

Publisher: NY, FSG: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6314

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Ian Frazier on the title page. "On the Rez" is about modern-day American Indians, especially the storied Oglala Sioux, who live now on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in the plains and badlands of the American West. He portrays the survival, through toughness and humor, of a great people whose culture has shaped American identity. View more info

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Peadar O'Donnell

By: Freyer, Grattan

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Lewisburg, Bucknell University Press: 1973

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4691

Condition: Fine


This is one of the volumes in the Irish Writers Series, edited by J.F. Carens. This volume treats in detail one of Ireland's most colorful and flamboyant characters, Peador O'Donnell, who was born in County Donegal in 1893. "The greatest agitator of his generation" is how the American historian of the IRA, Bowyer Bell, described him in "The Secret Army". But he also wrote six fine novels shrewdly mirroring life in remote rural Ireland, often under the shadow of "the Troubled Times." View more info

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The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon

By: Grann, David

Price: $225.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Doubleday: 2009

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8400

ISBN: 0385513534

Condition: Fine


This beautiful copy of "The Lost City of Z" has been SIGNED (in white ink) by David Grann on the full-facing title page! From the author's appearance at the Morristown Festival of Books on October 14, 2017. A grand mystery reaching back centuries. A sensational disappearance that made headlines round the world. A quest for truth that leads to death, madness, or disappearance for those who seek to solve it. "The Lost City of Z" is a blockbuster adventure narrative about what lies beneath the impenetrable jungle canopy of the Amazon. Well reviewed film directed by James Gray re... View more info

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The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon

By: Grann, David

Price: $225.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Doubleday: 2009

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8401

ISBN: 0385513534

Condition: Fine


This beautiful copy of "The Lost City of Z" has been SIGNED (in gold ink) by David Grann on the full-facing title page! From the author's appearance at the Morristown Festival of Books on October 14, 2017. A grand mystery reaching back centuries. A sensational disappearance that made headlines round the world. A quest for truth that leads to death, madness, or disappearance for those who seek to solve it. "The Lost City of Z" is a blockbuster adventure narrative about what lies beneath the impenetrable jungle canopy of the Amazon. Well reviewed film directed by James Gray rel... View more info

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The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon

By: Grann, David

Price: $395.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Doubleday: 2009

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8462

ISBN: 0385513534

Condition: Fine


This offer is for a complete set of "The Lost City of Z"! The set includes 1) A copy of The New Yorker Magazine dated Sept. 19, 2005 - the first appearance (as a 26 page story) that has been SIGNED by David Grann. 2) An Advance Reading Copy of "The Lost City of Z" that has also been SIGNED by David Grann on the title page and 3) a copy of "The Lost City of Z" which has been SIGNED (in white ink) by David Grann on the full-facing title page. All were SIGNED at the author's appearance at the National Book Award Readings held in NYC on November 14th, 2017. A grand mys... View more info

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The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon

By: Grann, David

Price: $250.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Doubleday: 2009

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8836

ISBN: 0385513534

Condition: Fine


This beautiful copy of "The Lost City of Z" has been SIGNED (in white ink) by David Grann on the full-facing title page and placed "Explorers Club"! From the author's appearance at The Explorers Club in New York City. A grand mystery reaching back centuries. A sensational disappearance that made headlines round the world. A quest for truth that leads to death, madness, or disappearance for those who seek to solve it. "The Lost City of Z" is a blockbuster adventure narrative about what lies beneath the impenetrable jungle canopy of the Amazon. Well reviewed film direct... View more info

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The Company Town: The Industrial Edens and Satanic Mills That Shaped the American Economy

By: Green, Hardy

Price: $55.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Basic Books: 2010

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Inscribed By Author

Seller ID: 8569

ISBN: 0465018262

Condition: Fine


This copy of "The Company Town: The Industrial Edens and Satanic Mills That Shaped the American Economy" has been INSCRIBED "To Nora .....warmest regards, Hardy" on the title page! American company towns represent two very different strands of capitalism. One is socially benign--a paternalistic, utopian ideal that fosters the development of schools, hospitals, parks, and desirable housing for its workers. The other, "Exploitationville," focuses only on profits, at the expense of employees' well-being. View more info

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Family Matters

By: Guterson, David

Price: $85.00

Publisher: NY, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: 1992

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2139

Condition: Fine


The Award-Winning author’s second book which is a thoughtful and clearly articulated discussion of homeschooling issues and practices in the 1990s. This copy has been SIGNED by David Guterson on the title page. View more info

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Just Before Dark

By: Harrison, Jim

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Livingston, MT, Clark City Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9274

ISBN: 0944439306

Condition: Fine


This Trade copy of "Just Before Dark" has been SIGNED by Jim Harrison on the title page! A beautiful Clark City Press production. A collection of nonfiction from this talented author and poet. These essays and articles have been culled from a career spanning more than twenty-five years and from diverse sources including several never before published. View more info

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My Garden (Book):

By: Kincaid, Jamaica

Price: $45.00

Publisher: NY, FSG: 1999

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4342

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Jamaica Kincaid on the title page. Jamaica Kincaid's first garden in Vermont was a square plot in the middle of her front lawn. There, to the consternation of more experienced gardener friends, she planted only seeds of flowers she liked best. In 'My Garden (Book):, she gathers together all she loves about gardening and plants, and examines it in the same spirit,: generously, passionately, and with sharp, idiosyncratic discrimination. View more info

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My Garden (Book):

By: Kincaid, Jamaica

Price: $30.00

Publisher: NY, FSG: 1999

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7536

Condition: Fine


This copy of a back-to-back Limited Edition chapbook featuring an exerpt from the forthcoming books has been SIGNED by Jamaica Kincaid on the title page. Jamaica Kincaid's first garden in Vermont was a square plot in the middle of her front lawn. There, to the consternation of more experienced gardener friends, she planted only seeds of flowers she liked best. In 'My Garden (Book):, she gathers together all she loves about gardening and plants, and examines it in the same spirit,: generously, passionately, and with sharp, idiosyncratic discrimination. View more info

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Local Wonders: Seasons in the Bohemian Alps

By: Kooser, Ted

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Lincoln, NE, University of Nebraska Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5600

ISBN: 0803227515

Condition: Fine


This is a Review Copy (Publisher's Press Release laid-in) that has been SIGNED by Ted Kooser on the title page. American Lives Series, Series Editor: Tobias Wolff. Ted Kooser describes with exquisite detail and humor the place he calls home in the Bohemian Alps of southeastern Nebraska. Like many other people in this rural area, he has what he calls "wolf vision" - he sees every change in the landscape around him. Jim Harrison dustjacket praise stating "Ted Kooser's 'Local Wonders' is the quietest magnificent book I've ever read." A Non-Fiction Finalist for the B&N Discover Gre... View more info