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81 BARRY, Dave and Ridley PEARSON PEARSON, Ridley CALL, Greg Peter and the Starcatchers. double-signed in dj.
Hyperion Books, New York, 2004, ISBN:0786854456 
BARRY, Dave and Ridley PEARSON. Peter and the Starcatchers . Illustrations by Greg Call. New York: Hyperion Books for Children, (2004). Pp. (12),1-451,(1). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated green and purple-spined card covered boards. A nautical adventure joint-venture novel by the prominent American humourist and the prominent detective novelist. Vg in dj. Signed by both Barry and Pearson (without inscription) on the half-title. 20.00

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82 BARSTOW, Jane Missner One Hundred Years of American Women Writing, 1848-1948 : An Annotated Bio-Bibliography. First Edition.
Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1997, 
BARSTOW, Jane Missner. One Hundred Years of American Women Writing, 1848-1948 : An Annotated Bio-Bibliography. Lanham, Maryland : The Scarecrow Press,Inc., 1997. First Edition. Pp. 333. 8vo, red cloth, black panel to front w ith gilt lettering, gilt to spine. Magill Bibliographies. "This bibliography is intended for a broad audience. Scholars, teachers, and students alike will find it useful for giving them ideas for further research, curriculum studies, or dissertation topics. Six chapters group authors under headings such as late-nineteenth century fiction writers; early-twentieth century fiction writers; poets, dramatists and experimental writers; intellectuals, reformists and journalists; and African-American women writers. Each chapterbegins with an introduction that establishes literary and historical conte xt, identifies general studies and relevant journals, and makes reference to writers not included, yet worthy of note. For each writer there is a brief biographical entry, a listing of reissued editions of her writings, and annotations of a broad range of scholarly articles, book chapters, and full-length books on her life and work. Appendixes include listings of selected women writers by birthdate and ethnicity." Very good. 30.00

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83 BARTH, John Floating Opera. First Revised British Edition in dustjacket
Secker & Warburg, London , 1968, 
BARTH, John. The Floating Opera. London : Secker & Warburg, (1968). First Revised British Edition. Pp (8),1-247,(1). 8vo, wine cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Smith & Weller, Sea Fiction Guide 161. "How to begin? 'This brilliant, original, wildly unpredictable...' No, no, no. True, of course (Lord, really true this time) but words all blunt from being falsely used on uncountable pudingy books. So: 'This, believe it or not (if you believe it easily you know nothing about writing) is a first novel. Brusque? Say, then, it's by John Barth. (Wrote The Sot-Weed Factor and Giles Goat-Boy. Anyone who's read them, he'll know that nothing—nothing—could be too unexpected to be by John Barth at any stage of his career.) The Floating Opera is now published in Britain for the first time. It's warm? It's entertaining? Well yes, true. It just swings along—sings, with gusto and life; there being this very odd man Todd Andrews living in a sleepy oyster-and-crab town in the Chesapeake tidewater country and he's going to commit (not so: he's notgoing to commit) suicide. And there's this beautiful girl he sleeps with, on loan from her husband; and the old men (real old men, both comic and terrible) andother characters too, and to cap it all Adam's Original and Unparalleled F loating Opera. Above all there's John Barth in every word, sharp-eyed, ironic, richly enjoying every quirk and oddity of this very curious world we inhabit. Try it. It really is a lovely book and no more like any other you'veread than a spring onion is like a potato." (from the dj). Contents : 1. T uning my piano. 2. The dorchester explorers' club. 3. Coitus. 4. The captain's confession. 5. A raison de coeur. 6. Maryland beaten biscuits. 7. My unfinished boats. 8. A note, a warning. 9. The handbill. 10. The law. 11. An instructive, if sophisticated, observation. 12. A chorus of oysters. 13. A mirror up to life. 14. Bottles, needles, knives. 15. That puckered smile. 16. The judge's lunch. 17. The end of the outline. 18. A matter of life or death. 19. A premise to swallow. 20. Calliope music. 21. Coals to newcastle.22. A tour of the opera. 23. So long, so long. 24. Three million dollars. 25. The inquiry. 26. The first step. 27. The floating opera. 28. A parenthesis. 29. The floating opera. Owner's name, else very good in nicked, unclipped dustjacket. 50.00

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84 BARTH, John Further Fridays : Essays, Lectures, and Other Nonfiction 1984-94. First Edition in dustjacket
1995, 
BARTH, John. Further Fridays : Essays, Lectures, and Other Nonfiction 1984-94. Boston .:Little, Brown and Company, (1995). First Printing. Pp (6),[vii]-x,(2),[3]-377,(5). Illustrated. Index. 8vo, green paper covered boards, blue paper covered spine, spine lettered in yellow. "On Fridays, John Barth abandons life in the city and heads for his Chesapeake Bay retreat, where he duly exchanges his weekday fiction muse for a nonfiction one. Fridays have become a liberating time, Barth says, to "discover what I thought about some subject or other, before reconfronting the vacated ways and laying the keel for the next substantial fiction project." What emerges from these thoughtful adventures are witty essays, literary and otherwise, the tracks of an original and incisive mind. Ten years ago Barth published his first nonfiction collection, The Friday Book, to critical acclaim. Now, in Further Fridays, his life's "cardinal pursuits" - writing, reading, thinking, and teaching - give rise to a luminous range of creative musings. Barth shifts easily between the humorous and the erudite; his imagination draws his from postmodern fiction and chaos theory to memory, the arabesque, and the nature of imagination itself. Many of these ruminations, including his celebrated "It's a Long Story: Maximalism Reconsidered," have previously appeared in various periodicals. Others - whether in the form of essays, lectures, or addresses - are small masterpieces, never before published. Each is a journey, but never quite the one you expected." (from the dj). Contents : Teacher;Can it be taught?; The Spanish connection; The limits of imagination; A fe w words about minimalism; It's a long story : Maximalism reconsidered; It'sa short story; It goes without saying; Postmodernism revisited; A body of words; Very like an elephant : reality versus realism; "Still farther south" : some notes on Poe's Pym; Kenosis : "I think it's trying to tell us something"; Borges and I : a mini-memoir; Once upon a time : storytelling explained; Goose art, or, The aesthetic ecology of Chesapeake Bay; "Jack and Jill" : an exegetical aria; Browsing; Ad lib libraries and the coastline measurement problem : a reminiscence; Four forewords: The floating opera and theend of the road ; The sot-weed factor ; Giles goat-boy ; Lost in the farmh ouse; 4 1/2 lectures : the Stuttgart seminars on postmodernism, chaos theory, and the romantic arabesque: 1. PM/CT/RA : an underview ; 2 . Postmodernism visited: a professional novelist's amateur review ; 3. The arabesque ; 4. Chaos theory : postmod science, literary model ; 4 1/2. PM/CT/RA : "So what?" or "Ah, so!"?; Inconclusion : the novel in the next century. Very goodin unclipped dustjacket. 20.00

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85 BARTH, John Lost in the Funhouse. First Edition in dustjacket
Doubleday, 1968, 
BARTH, John. Lost in the Funhouse : Fiction for print, tape, live voice. Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1968. First Edition. Pp (8),[ix]-x,(4),[3]-201,(3). 8vo, black cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "In an interview with a student at McGill earlier this year, John Barth remarked, "I've been trying to compose pieces which will be quite short, which will haveto be published finally in a volume because they'll take some of their res onance from each other—but of which most won''t really be designed for the printed page at all. These are experimental pieces, and the word 'experimental' is a pejorative term now. We tend to think of experiments as being cold exercises in technique. My feeling about technique in art is that it has about the same value as technique in love-making. That is to say. heartfeltineptitude has its appeal and so does heartless skill; but what you want i s passionate virtuosity." Here, then, is Lost in the Funhouse, a dazzling display of virtuosity that is not only passionate but eloquent and moving aswell. It explores, to quote from the same interview, "ways in which the ph enomenon of the disembodied authorial voice can be used metaphorically," "the idea that we ail tend to turn into the sound of our voices as we go along. It is neither a collection nor a selection of stories, but a sequence "meant to be received 'all at once,' preferably in the order here arranged." Although several of the contents have appeared separately in magazines, they gain a new meaning in the context of the book, and the whole is considerably more than the sum of its parts. And although some were indeed specifically designed to be relayed on tape or read "live," others would lose part of their point in any but the "printed voice." Together they illustrate, in a deeper sense than McLuhan's, that, in fiction, "the medium is the message." (from the dj). Owner's name, else very good in price-clipped dustjacket.40.00

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86 BARTHELME, Donald Forty Stories. First Edition in dustjacket
Putnam's Sons, New York, 1987, ISBN:0399132996 
BARTHELME, Donald. Forty Stories. New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1987). First Edition. Pp (10),[11]-256. Illustrated. 8vo, red cloth spine, red boards, gilt lettering to spine. A few foxed spots to top edge, else very good in unclipped dustjacket. 30.00

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87 BARTHELME, Frederick Chroma: Stories. First Edition in dustjacket
Simon & Schuster, New York, 1987, 
BARTHELME, Frederick. Chroma : Stories. New York : Simon & Schuster, (1987). First Printing. Remainder mark, else very good in dustjacket. 15.00

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Girl from Grand Pre , BARTLETT, William Miller
88 BARTLETT, William Miller Girl from Grand Pre
Stratford Company, Boston, 1927, 
BARTLETT, William Miller. The Girl from Grand Pré . Boston: The Stratford Company, 1927. Pp. [10],1-294. 8vo, brown cloth with gilt lettering to frontand spine. A novel about a family living in Grand Pré, Nova Scotia by the American author. Contents include: 3. The Drive to Port Williams, 6. The Visit to Halifax, 8. Leaving New York, 13. Charles Goes to Halifax, 15. At Bar Harbor. Outer hinges worn, inner hinges tender, some light edgewear, bookplate verso front cover, else vg. 100.00

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89 BARTON, May Hollis Nell Grayson's Ranching Days, or, A City Girl in the Great West. in dj.
Cupples and Leon, New York, 1926, 
BARTON, May Hollis. Nell Grayson's Ranching Days, or, A City Girl in the Great West . New York: Cupples & Leon Company, Publishers, (1926). (4),[1]-206,(6), frontis. 8vo, orange cloth with black illustration to front, black lettering to front and spine. The third book in Barton's "Books for Girls" series. A ranching adventure western novel for girls, about a girl who leaves the familiar confines of Boston's Back Bay for the wilds of Wyoming, and of her misconceptions of the easy-going nature of rural living. Previous owner's name inked to ffep, else very good in lightly spine-bumped, still-brightly-illustrated dust jacket. 25.00

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90 BAUER, Joan Sticks. 1st US in dj.
Delacorte Press, New York, 1996, ISBN:0385321651 
BAUER, Joan. Sticks . NY: Delacorte Press, (1996). First US Printing. Pp. [8],1-182,[2]. 8vo, yellow paper covered spine with purple paper covered boards. The American author's third young adult novel, about an aspiring youngpool player. Vg in dj. 20.00

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91 BAUM, L. Frank NEILL, John R. Land of Oz : A Sequel to The Wizard of Oz. in dustjacket
Reilly & Lee Co., Chicago, 1960, 
BAUM, L. Frank. The Land of Oz : A Sequel to The Wizard of Oz. Illustrated by John R. Neill. Chicago : The Reilly & Lee Co., n.d. [1960s?]. Pp (6),7-[287],(1). Illustrated in black-and-white. 8vo, pink cloth, black lettering and vignette to spine. Probably dates from the 1960s - original price listed as $3.50 and 38 items are listed in The Oz Books list on rear flap of dustjacket. Wear to corners, else vVery good in chipped, lightly browned and foxed, but unclipped, dustjacket. 30.00

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92 BAUM, L. Frank NEILL, John R. Rinkitink in Oz. later repr, poor dj.
Reilly & Lee Co., 0, 
BAUM, L. Frank. Rinkitink in Oz. Illustrated by John R. Neill. Chicago: TheReilly & Lee Co., (copyright 1916). [A post-1935 reprint without colour pl ates]. Pp 314. 8vo, grey cloth, pict. panel to front. Slightly rubbed with a few spots of soiling, nasty bruise to rear board affecting text block, owner's pencilled signature, edges dusty, else vg in poor dj. 35.00

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Wonderful Wizard of Oz. With Pictures by W.W. Denslow.  First State of the First Edition., BAUM, L. Frank.
93 BAUM, L. Frank. Wonderful Wizard of Oz. With Pictures by W.W. Denslow. First State of the First Edition.
George M. Hill Co.,, Chicago / New York, 1900, 
BAUM, L. Frank. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. With Pictures by W.W. Denslow. [Chicago / New York : Geo. M. Hill Co., 1900]. First State of the First Edition. Pp [3]-[261,(1),+ 15 (of 24) full-page colour plates. Text Illustrations. 8vo, illustrated pale green cloth, stamped in red and green. First state points : page 14 line 1 begins “low wail on”; on plate opposite page 34 the moon has two dots; page 81 fourth line from bottom has “peices”; page 227 line 1 begins “While Tin Woodman”; colophon on rear pastedown in 11 lines with the initial letter in red and enclosed in a box; in B binding with publisher printed in red and with the O outside the C at foot of spine; however, lacking plate opp. p. 92 (and thus first state point cannot be verified – red shading on horizon) and lacking first leaf (and thus first state point cannot be verified – box around ads on page 2). The 15 of 24 plates present (and condition) are : opp. p. 14 “She caught Toto by the ear.” (detached, edge chipped and short tear not affecting plate); opp. p. 20 “I am the Witch of the North.” (very good); opp. p. 34 “You must be a great sorceress.” (very good); opp. p. 36 “Dorothy gazed thoughtfully at the Scarecrow.” (very good); opp. p. 66 “You ought to be ashamed of yourself!” (very good); opp. p. 102 “Permit me to introduce to you her Majesty, the Queen.” (smudgeaffecting plate); opp. p. 112 “The Lion ate some of the porridge.” (tear a long gutter not affecting plate); opp. p. 126 “The Eyes looked at her thoughtfully.” (small smudge not affecting plate); opp. p. 138 “The Soldier withthe green whiskers led them through the streets.” (tears along gutter not affecting plate); opp. p. 150 “The Monkeys wound many coils about his body.” (tears along gutter not affecting plate); opp. p. 160 “The Tinsmiths worked for three days and four nights.” (detached); opp. p. 170 “The Monkeys caught Dorothy in their arms and flew away with her.” (detached, tear to fore-edge affecting plate); opp. p. 212 “The Scarecrow sat on the big throne.” (tears along gutter not affecting plate); opp. p. 246 “The Head shot forward and struck the Scarecrow.” (vertical crease); opp. p. 254 “You must give me the Golden Cap.” (tears along gutter not affecting plate). Lacking 9 of the 24 colour plates, text block detached from casing, hinges broken, spinecloth torn and spine ends chipped, heavy wear and smudging to cloth, lacki ng first leaf and bottom 2.5 inches of title page (and thus cannot verify publisher's information), brown stain to bottom margin of pp. 96-103, tears and chipping along fore-edge of pp 113-114, tear along bottom edge of pp 251-252, numerous leaves loose, a poor, defective copy with complete text. The foundation for a restoration. As is. Net price. 4,500.00

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94 BAXTER, Charles Paris Review Editions) Imaginary Paintings and other poems. 1st US.
British American Publishing, Latham, NY, 1989, ISBN:0945167245 
BAXTER, Charles. Imaginary Paintings and other poems . (Latham, NY: British American Publishing, 1989). First US Printing. Pp. 102. 8vo, illustrated off-white card covers. A volume in the Paris Review Editions series. Small bump to fore-edge, else vg. 40.00

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95 BEACH, Edward L. Cold Is the Sea. First Edition in dustjacket
Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, 1978, ISBN:0030139163 
BEACH, Edward L. Cold Is the Sea. New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1978). First Printing. Pp (8),1-348,(4). 8vo, black cloth spine, white papercovered boards, silver lettering to spine. A new novel by the author of Ru n Silent, Run Deep and Dust on the Sea. “Now, fifteen years after the end of World War II, the United States Navy is converting its fleet of conventional submarines to nuclear-powered ships that can remain submerged indefinitely and have a capacity for devastating fire- power. The Cushing, one of our most advanced submarines whose sixteen missile silos can carry more plosive power than all the munitions used in both world wars, is sent on a secret mission to the Arctic Ocean to determine whether her missiles are effective when fired from beneath the ice. When Cushing is incapacitated, with a suspicion Russian sub lurking in the vicinity, the scene is set for a dramatic novel rich in all the technical detail and submarine lore that have entertained millions of readers of Captain Beach's other novels.” (from the dj). Very good in price-clipped dustjacket. 18.00

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96 BEATTIE, Ann My Life, Starring Dara Falcon. signed. 1st Cdn in dj.
HarperCollins, Toronto, 1997, ISBN:0002245612 
BEATTIE, Ann. My Life, Starring Dara Falcon . A novel. (Toronto): HarperCollins Publishers Limited, (1997). First Canadian Printing. Pp. (8),[1]-307,(5). 8vo, red paper covered boards with silver initial to front and silver titles to spine. Top edge a bit dusty, else vg-fine in clean, crisp, unclipped dj. Signed without inscription by Beattie on the ffep. 20.00

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97 BEE, Clair Chip Hilton Sports Story #14 Tournament Crisis. First Edition in dustjacket.
Grosset & Dunlap, New York, 1957, 
BEE, Clair. Tournament Crisis. New York : Grosset & Dunlap, (1957). First US Edition. Pp. 214. Frontis. 8vo, red-brown cloth with basketball net illustration to front. Number 14 in the Chip Hilton Sports Story series. Vg in waterstained dustjacket. 30.00

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98 BEE, Susan. SCHOR, Mira. BERNSTEIN, Charles). DRUCKER, Johanna). M/E/A/N/I/N/G
1986, 
BEE, Susan and Mira SCHOR. M/E/A/N/I/N/G. (NY): n.p., December 1986. Pp. 40. 4to, grey card covers, black titles to front. The first issue of a biann ual publication focusing on art and writing. With works by Susan Bee, Charles Berstein, Johanna Drucker, Vanalyne Green and Mira Schor. Contents: Charles Bernstein's "For M/E/A/N/I/N/G", Mira Schor's "Appropriated Sexuality",Johanna Drucker's "Les Immateriaux: Long-term Effects of the Exhibition", Alan Davies, Lee Shery, and Jake Berthot's "Porfirio Didonna: In Memory", Brad Baker and Ann Schoenfeld's "From the Notebooks of Rene Santos", Mimi Gross's "Rivet, Lively for Being Itself", Susan Bee's "Running on Empty: An Artist's Life in New York", and Vanalyne Green's "Mother Baseball". Small bump to lower front corner, else vg. 10.00

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99 BELL, Charles G. Songs For a New America. signed
Norman S. Berg, 1966, 
BELL, Charles G. Songs For a New America. Dunwoody, GA: Norman S. Berg, 1966. New Revised Edition. Pp. 78. 8vo, brown & white ill. cloth, brown lettering to front and spine. A volume of poetry. Slightly bowed, lightly rubbed,else vg. Author's signed gift inscription to half title. 30.00

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Washington Square Ensemble. First British Edition in dustjacket, BELL, Madison Smartt
100 BELL, Madison Smartt Washington Square Ensemble. First British Edition in dustjacket
Andre Deutsch, London, 1983, 
BELL, Madison Smartt. The Washington Square Ensemble. (London) : Andre Deutsch, (1983). First UK Printing. Pp 342. 8vo, maroon cloth. Author's First Book. Very good in like dustjacket. 60.00

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