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Return Trips. First Edition in dustjacket

By: ADAMS, Alice

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Knopf, New York, 1985,:

Seller ID: 11925


ADAMS, Alice. Return Trips. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1985. First Edition. Pp (12),[3]-195,(3). 8vo, grey cloth spine, grey boards, gilt lettering to spine, untrimmed fore-edge. fifteen stories is about "people travelling -in search of fresh experience, the inspirations of art, the pleasures of n ew relationships.people opening up to the accidental magic of a foreign place, or returning to scenes of childhood to forgive the past." The 15 short stories are: "Alaska" (pp.3-15), "You Are What You Own: A Notebook", "Return Trips", "La Señora", "New Be... View more info

Lost in the Funhouse. First Edition in dustjacket

By: BARTH, John

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Doubleday, 1968,:

Seller ID: 8125


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 ... View more info

Further Fridays : Essays, Lectures, and Other Nonfiction 1984-94. First Edition in dustjacket

By: BARTH, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: 1995,:

Seller ID: 14883


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 lay... View more info

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The Mommy Club. First Edition in dustjacket

By: BIRD, Sarah

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Doubleday, 1991, ISBN:0385411235: 1991

Seller ID: 34729

ISBN: 0385411235


BIRD, Sarah. The Mommy Club. New York : Doubleday, (1991). First Printing. Pp (10),[1]-371,(1). 8vo, red cloth. At thirty-eight, Trudy Herring is a dreamer, a sculptor of whimsical clay figures, and a permanent temporary worker at the San Antonio Museum of Folk Art. But all that changes when she agrees to incubate a child for Hillary Goettler (her boss) and Hillarys husband. Trudy moves into their mansion and is instantly thrust into a luxurious world shes never known before. While Hillary opines that parenthood is simply a time-management problem, Trudy is forced to consu... View more info

Native American Modernism : Art from North America : The Collection of the Ethnologisches Museum Berlin

By: BOLZ, Peter, and Viola KONIG KONIG, Viola

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Michael Imhof Verlag, Petersberg, Hesse, Germany, 2012, ISBN:9783865687852:

Seller ID: 101374


BOLZ, Peter, and Viola KONIG. Native American Modernism : Art from North America : The Collection of the Ethnologisches Museum Berlin. (Petersberg, Hesse, Germany) : Michael Imhof Verlag, (2012). Pp (4),5-192. Illustrated in Colour. 4to, illustrated maroon card covers, French flaps. Veroffentlichungen des EthnologischenMuseums Berlin, Neue Foilge 81 - Fachreferat Amerikanische Ethnologie X. "Native American Modernism presents a "different modernism“ produced in North America: the art of the indigenous peoples that has coevolved along with modern white Anglo-American Modernism. [...] ... View more info

Unsent Letters : Irreverent Notes From a Literary Life.. First American Edition in dustjacket.

By: BRADBURY, Malcolm

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Viking, New York, 1988, ISBN:0670820709:

Seller ID: 9223


BRADBURY, Malcolm. Unsent Letters : Irreverent Notes From a Literary Life. (New York) : Viking, (1988). First American Edition. Pp (12),xi-xvii,(1),1-218,(2). 8vo, blue cloth spine, white paper-coverfed boards, silver lettering to spine. Sir Malcolm Stanley Bradbury CBE (b. September 7, 1932, Sheffield – d. November 27, 2000, Norwich) was an English author and academic. "With wit, exuberance, and an unbridled sense of the absurd, award-winning novelist and critic Malcolm Bradbury collects here all the letters he's ever wanted to write. As Bradbury states in his Introduction (and as frien... View more info

Death is a Lonely Business. 1st trade ed in dj

By: BRADBURY, Ray

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1985,:

Seller ID: 201


BRADBURY, Ray. Death is a Lonely Business. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985.First Trade Edition. Pp. 277. 8vo, brown paper covered boards, black cloth spine. "Ray Bradbury's new novel, his first for 23 years, is a work of sup erb power, wit and magic: a fitting masterpiece from the master of the storytelling art. In the great tradition of Chandler and Hammett the book is a carnival of extraordinary characters - a classic mystery, a love story, anda nostalgic evocation of a time and place. The time is 1949. In Venice, Ca lifornia, they are tearing down the amusement pier. Already the roller ... View more info

Bradbury : An Illustrated Life : A Journey to Far Metaphor. First Edition in dustjacket.

By: BRADBURY, Ray). WEIST, Jerry. ALBRIGHT, Donn, foreword.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: William Morrow, New York, 2002, ISBN:0060011823:

Seller ID: 106885


(BRADBURY, Ray). WEIST, Jerry. Bradbury : An Illustrated Life : A Journey to Far Metaphor. Foreword by Donn Albright. Introduction by Ray Bradbury. (New York): William Morrow, (2002). First Printing. Pp. (8),[ix]-xxvi,[1]-195,(3). Illustrated in colour. Double column. Large square 8vo, blue cloth with pressed signature to front board, gilt lettering to spine. "'Bradbury: An Illustrated Life' features magazine illustrations, movie stills and posters, comic book art, letters, scripts, book jackets, and paintings -- all expertly selected and insightfully explained -- that trace and incomparab... View more info

Yestermorrow : Obvious Answers to Impossible Futures. First Edition in dustjacket.

By: BRADBURY, Ray.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Joshua Odell Editions, Capra Press, Santa Barbara, CA, 1991, ISBN:1877741043:

Seller ID: 2376


BRADBURY, Ray. Yestermorrow : Obvious Answers to Impossible Futures. Santa Barbara, CA: Joseph Odell Editions, Capra Press, 1991. First Printing. Pp. (8),vii-ix,(3),3-240,(4). 8vo, black cloth spine with blue paper covered boards, silver lettering to spine. "Part memoir, part commentary, and always sheer exuberance, these essays are an exploration and celebration of ideas and the possible and impossible worlds they will create -- if only we dare to dream. Bradbury reflects on art, literature, history, science fiction, and the design of our cities, malls, museums, amusement parks, concert h... View more info

To Disembark. First Paperback Edition, signed

By: BROOKS, Gwendolyn

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Third World Press, Chicago, 1981, ISBN:0883781026:

Seller ID: 116012


BROOKS, Gwendolyn. To Disembark. Chicago : Third World Press, (1981). FirstPaperback Edition. Pp (1),ii-viii,1-63,(7). 8vo, art-illustrated white car d covers, lettered in black. Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks (b. June 7, 1917 – d. December 3, 2000) was an American poet, author, and teacher. Her work often dealt with the personal celebrations and struggles of ordinary people in her community. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry on May 1, 1950, for Annie Allen, making her the first African American to receive the Pulitzer.Unforgettable poetic imagery by one of the greatest female African Americ... View more info

Days of Mars : A Memoir 1940-1946. First American Edition in dustjacket.

By: BRYHER ELLERMAN, Winifred

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich,, New York, 1972, ISBN:0151240558:

Seller ID: 66944


BRYHER (ELLERMAN, Winifred). The Days of Mars : A Memoir 1940-1946. First American Edition. New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., (1972). First US Edition. Pp. (10),ix-xii,(2),3-190. 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "A sequel to Bryher's earlier autobiography, The Heart to Artemis, butstanding on its own The Days of Mars is a masterly evocation of the war ye ars in Britain. Though long domiciled in Switzerad, Bryher left her house, her library, her c[ompanion and her dogs to join her embattled friends in London and share their hardships. "In wartime," she says in her ... View more info

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The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse / Die Vier Apokalyp Tischen Reiter. First German Edition

By: BURROUGHS, William KOHLHOFER, Christof

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Expanded Media Editions, Bonn, 1984,: 1984

Seller ID: 42141


BURROUGHS, William S. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse / Die Vier Apokalyp Tischen Reiter. Illustrated by Christof Kohlhofer. (Bonn) : Expanded Media Editions, (1984). First German Edition. Pp 32 + 36. Illustrated. 8vo, art-illustrated cardcovers. Bilingual text. Lightly rubbed, else very good. 50.00 View more info

Junkie. Ace Paperback.

By: BURROUGHS, William S. SOLOMON, Carl, foreword. Ace Star 41841.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Ace Books, Inc., London, 1964,:

Seller ID: 115269


BURROUGHS, William S. Junkie. (Originally published under the pen-name of William Lee). New York, N.Y. : Ace Books, Inc., (©1953; presumably 1964 or 1965, given mentions in foreword). First thus. Complete & unabridged. Pp. (4),5-126,(2). Small 8vo, art-illustrated card covers with orange, yellow, and lime green lettering to front cover, orange and yellow lettering to dark blue spine. Mass market paperback. Ace Star #41841. Foreword by Carl Solomon. "In 1964, unlike 1950, he has innumerable imitators and would-be imitators". Minor bumping to fore-corners, very faint vertical crease to ... View more info

Rolywholyover : A Circus. First Edition

By: CAGE, John McLUHAN, Marshall

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Museum of Contemporary Art / Rizzoli International Publications Inc., Los Angeles / New York, 1993, ISBN:0914357336:

Seller ID: 112327


CAGE, John. Rolywholyover : A Circus. [Metal box and contents, to accompanya major John Cage exhibition at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angele s.] Los Angeles : Museum of Contemporary Art / New York : Rizzoli International Publications Inc., [1993]. First Edition. "John Cage was one of the most important artists of the twentieth century. His influence was felt not just in music, as America's leading avant-garde composer. but in the visual arts, dance, and in aesthetic thought in general. Exploring the contents ofthis extraordinary metal box, designed in consultation with Cage himsel... View more info

Genesee River : A Novel First Edition in dustjacket, signed

By: CARMER, Carl

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Farrar and Reinhart, Inc., New York, 1941,:

Seller ID: 64839


CARMER, Carl. Genesee River : A Novel. New York : Farrar and Reinhart, Inc., (1941). First Printing with the Farrar and Rinehart device on copyright page. Pp. [8],(1)-360. 8vo, red cloth with black decoration to front and black title blocks to spine. Carl Lamson Carmer (b. October 16, 1893, Cortland, New York - d. September 11, 1976, Bronxville, New York) was the author, among many other works, of three volumes in the Rivers of America series, aswell as being that project's second editor. His first novel, about early l ife in upstate New York. "Through the pages of Genesee Fever gallops Co... View more info

Monday Rhetoric of the Love Club and Other Parables. First Edition in dustjacket

By: COHEN, Marvin

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New Directions, New York, 1975, ISBN:081120474X:

Seller ID: 104431


COHEN, Marvin . The Monday Rhetoric of the Love Club and Other Parables. (New York) : A New Directions Book, (1973). First Edition. Pp (8),9-128. 8vo,red cloth, gilt lettering to spine. “Marvin Cohen's wacky humor,” the late Thomas Merton once said, “has something of 'Thurber, something of Steinber g, Buster Keaton, the surrealists, the French pataphysicians." And this in itself is a fair enough assessment, to say the very least, of The Monday Rhetoric of the Love Club, a collection of twenty-one of the prolific Cohen'sparables, prose poems, fables, and dialogues. Two of the pieces, ... View more info

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The Adventures of Mr and Mrs Jim and Ron. First Edition, Paperback

By: DINE, Jim and Ron PADGETT PADGETT, Ron DINE, Jim

Price: $40.00

Publisher: 1970,: 1970

Seller ID: 8982

ISBN: 0670106119


DINE, Jim and Ron PADGETT. The Adventures of Mr and Mrs Jim and Ron. London : Cape Goliard Press, "in association with Grossman Publishers, New York", 1970. First Printing. Unpaginated. Pp 128. Illustrated throughout in b&w. Large 8vo (203 x 279 mm), photo-illustrated cardcovers, with black lettering to white spine. Jim Dine (b. June 16, 1935, Cincinnati, Ohio) is an American artist. Ron Padgett (b. June 17, 1942, Tulsa, Oklahoma) is an American poet, Light wear to head of spine, else very good. 40.00 View more info

Pull Down Vanity and Other Stories. First Edition in dustjacket.

By: FIEDLER, Leslie A.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: 1962,: 1962

Seller ID: 9455


FIEDLER, Leslie A. Pull Down Vanity and other stories. Phladelphia and New York : J. B. Lippincott Company, (1962). First Edition. Pp (10),[11]-249,(5). 8vo [144 x 209 mm], white spine lettered in green, black and maroon, purple boards art-illustrated in black, top edge dyed black. Leslie Aaron Fiedler (b. March 8, 1917, Newark, N.J. – d. January 29, 2003,,Buffalo, N.Y.) was an American literary critic, known for his interest in mythography and his championing of genre fiction. His work also involves application of psychological theories to American literature. View more info

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Pull Down Vanity and Other Stories. First Edition in dustjacket. Signed.

By: FIEDLER, Leslie A.

Price: $85.00

Publisher: 1962,: 1962

Seller ID: 8765


FIEDLER, Leslie A. Pull Down Vanity and other stories. Phladelphia and New York : J. B. Lippincott Company, (1962). First Edition. Pp (10),[11]-249,(5). 8vo [144 x 209 mm], white spine lettered in green, black and maroon, purple boards art-illustrated in black, top edge dyed black. Leslie Aaron Fiedler (b. March 8, 1917, Newark, N.J. – d. January 29, 2003,,Buffalo, N.Y.) was an American literary critic, known for his interest in mythography and his championing of genre fiction. His work also involves application of psychological theories to American literature. View more info

Bachelor Belles. With Illustrations by Harrison Fisher. Decorations by Theodore B. Hapgood.. First Canadian Edition

By: FISHER, Harrison. FISHER, Harrison HAPGOOD, Theodore B.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: William Briggs, Toronto, 1908,:

Seller ID: 108641


FISHER, Harrison. Bachelor Belles. With Illustrations by Harrison Fisher. Decorations by Theodore B. Hapgood. Toronto : William Briggs, (October) 1908. First Canadian Edition. Pp (128) unpaginated. Frontispiece plus 21 colourplates. Large 8vo, pale blue cloth with coloured portrait pasted to front, gilt lettering to front and spine, top edge gilt. Spine browned, some wear to spine ends and corners, lacking frnt free endpaper, one plate loose, el se very good. 50.00 View more info