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Return Trips. First British Edition in dustjacket

By: ADAMS, Alice

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Heinemann, London, 1986,:

Seller ID: 4027


ADAMS, Alice. Return Trips : Stories. London : William Heinemann, (1986). First UK Edition. Pp. (10),[3]-195,(5), 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "With extraordinary perception, grace and wry humour, Alice Adams explores the emotional reality of women's lives today. In stories that move between Mexico, Portugal, Spain, California and the South, her themes are thecomfort of friendship, the loneliness of a failing marriage, and the pain of loss--of love, youth, childhood dreams, the last chance for change." - from the dj. The 15 short stories are: "Alaska" (pp.3-15), &#... View more info

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

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Poppies and Wheat. 1st separate edition

By: ALCOTT, Louisa M.

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Little, Brown, 1900,:

Seller ID: 27404


ALCOTT, Louisa M. Poppies and Wheat. Illustrated. Boston : Little, Brown and Company, (1900). Pp (4),1-54,(6),frontis + 2 plates. Sm 8vo, green cloth with gilt lettering and red, dark green and white floral illustration, darkgreen lettering to spine. First Separate Edition. Gulliver p.54. Light wea r to spine ends and corners, else vg-fine. 300.00 View more info

Hospital Sketches and Camp and Fireside Stories.

By: ALCOTT, Louisa M.

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Roberts Brothers, Boston, 1890,:

Seller ID: 82098


ALCOTT, Louisa M. Hospital Sketches and Camp and Fireside Stories. With Illustrations. Boston : Roberts Brothers, 1890. Pp (4),i-ii,[1]-379,(3), frontis + 2 plates. 8vo, brown cloth, maroon decoration and gilt lettering to front board and spine. Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888) was an American novelist, best known for the novel Little Women. She was a nurse in the Union Hospital at Georgetown, D.C., for six weeks in 1862-1863. Her letters home, revised and published in the Commonwealth and collected as Hospital Sketches (1863, republished with additions in 1869), garnered her first critical rec... View more info

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Antiphon : A Play. First Amercan Edition in dustjacket

By: BARNES, Djuna

Price: $55.00

Publisher: New York, 1958,:

Seller ID: 22227


BARNES, Djuna. The Antiphon : A Play. New York : (1958). Messerli A7. DjunaBarnes (b. June 12, 1892, Storm King Mountain, (near Cornwall-on-Hudson) N ew York - d. June 18, 1982, New York City). Spotting to top edge and some endpaper discolouration, else very good in slightly stained, chipped, and browned dustjacket. 55.00 View more info

Ryder. First American Editon

By: BARNES, Djuna

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Horace Liveright, New York, 1928,:

Seller ID: 107509


BARNES, Djuna. Ryder. With Illustrations by the Author. New York : Horace Liveright, Mcmxxviii [1928]. First Edition. Pp (6),vii-xi,(1),1-323,(1), frontispiece + 8 plates. 8vo, blue cloth, red lettering and gilt ornamentations to front board and spine, top edge dyed red. Messerli, Djuna Barnes : A Bibliography, 4. This first edition of "Ryder" is limited to 3,000 copies. Contents : Foreword. 1. Jesus Mundane. 2. Those Twain -- Sophia's parents! 3. Sophia and the five fine chamber-pots. 4. Wendell is born. 5. Rape and repining! 6. Portrait of Amelia's beginning. 7. Sophia tells Wendell ... View more info

One Hundred Years of American Women Writing, 1848-1948 : An Annotated Bio-Bibliography. First Edition.

By: BARSTOW, Jane Missner

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1997,:

Seller ID: 51939


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 centur... View more info

My Life, Starring Dara Falcon. signed. 1st Cdn in dj.

By: BEATTIE, Ann

Price: $20.00

Publisher: HarperCollins, Toronto, 1997, ISBN:0002245612:

Seller ID: 73345


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 View more info

An Invisible Sign of My Own. 1st in dj. signed.

By: BENDER, Aimee

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Doubleday, New York, 2000, ISBN:0385492235:

Seller ID: 65317


BENDER, Aimee. An Invisible Sign of My Own . A novel. NY: Doubleday, (2000). First US Edition. Pp. [10],(1)-242,[2]. 8vo, cream cloth spine with creampaper covered boards, copper lettering to spine. A novel about mathetmatic s and teaching by the American author. Vg in dj. Signed by the author on the title page. 30.00 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

I Sing the Body Electric! Stories. First Edition in dustjacket.

By: BRADBURY, Ray.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1969,:

Seller ID: 106864


BRADBURY, Ray. I Sing the Body Electric! Stories by Ray Bradbury. New York:Alfred A. Knopf, 1969. First Printing. Pp. (14),[3]-305,(3). 8vo, blue clo th with silver initials and decoration to front board, silver lettering to spine, top edge dyed pale blue. "Ray Bradbury's new collection, his first in five years, displays once more the remarkable diversity and strength thathave always characterized his work. In these eighteen stories, he conducts the reader on a tour through time and space -- into the unbounded dimensio ns of the future, and through remapped patterns of the past -- as he in... View more info

Shame the Devil : A novel. signed in dj.

By: BRENEGAN, Debra

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Excelsior Editions, State University of New York Press, Albany, NY, 2011, ISBN:9781438435879:

Seller ID: 95750


BRENEGAN, Debra. Shame the Devil : A novel . Albany, NY: Excelsior Editions, State University of New York Press, (2011). First Printing. Pp. (4),[v]-xi,(1),[1]-341,(7). 8vo, black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. A novelized account of the life of nineteenth-century journalist Fanny Fern (a pen-name of Sara Payson Willis), who "outsold Harriet Beecher Stowe, won the respect of Nathaniel Hawthorne, and served as literary mentor to Walt Whitman.Scrabbling in the depths of povery before her meteoric rise to fame and fo rtune, she was widowed, escaped an abusive second marriage, penned one ... 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

Sudden Death. First Edition in dustjacket

By: BROWN, Rita Mae

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Bantam Books, New York, 1983, ISBN:0553050370:

Seller ID: 15223


BROWN, Rita Mae. Sudden Death. New York : Bantam Books, (1983). Pp 241. "Carmen is a charming 24-year-old tennis champion at her peak determined to win the Grand Slam. . Always living for the moment, she is not quite ready for what lies ahead. Harriet is a strikingly attractive professor of Greek religion, and a fighter - sharp, irreverent, gutsy, reckless and vulnerable. Carmen and Harriet are in love." from the dj. Name, else very good in nicked, price-clipped dustjacket. 20.00 View more info

Six of One. First Edition in dustjacket

By: BROWN, Rita Mae

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Harper & Row, New York, 1978,:

Seller ID: 15222


BROWN, Rita Mae. Six of One. New York : Harper & Row, Publishers, (1978). First Printing. Pp (6),vii-ix,(1),1-310. 8vo, blie cloth boards, red cloth boards. "Her setting is Runnymede, a small town on the Pennsylvania-Marylandborder whose inhabitants often forget that the Civil War ended at Appomatt ox. Her time span sweeps through three generations, starting in 1909 and ending in 1980. And holding the center of the stage is the love-hate that exists between two sisters, Julia (Juts) and Louise (Wheezie) Hunsenmeier, whogrow up, marry, raise their families and enter old age without ever mis... View more info

Pay Dirt, or, Adventures at Ash Lawn. advance proof

By: BROWN, Rita Mae BROWN, Sneaky Pie WRAY, Wendy

Price: $25.00

Publisher: 1995,:

Seller ID: 12515


BROWN, Rita Mae & Sneaky Pie BROWN. Pay Dirt, or, Adventures at Ash Lawn. Illustrations by Wendy Wray. N.Y.: (1995). Advance Proof. Card covers. Fine.25.00 View more info

Visa for Avalon. First American Edition in dustjacket.

By: BRYHER ELLERMAN, Annie Winifred

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Pantheon, New York, 1965,:

Seller ID: 66943


BRYHER. Visa for Avalon. New York : Harcourt Brace & World, (1965). First Edition. Pp (8),3-119,(3). 8vo, blue cloth spine, brown marbled paper-covered boards, gilt lettering to spine. "Famous for her fictional evcocations ofthe remote past, Bryher has now written a tale of present and future. Visa for Avalon is as timely as today's newspaper, as timeless as the myths and fantasies by which all of us have always expressed our longing for peace a nd happiness. Vith uncanny precision and swiftness of pace she creates the suspenseful and agonizing hours during which, in a civilized ountry, po... View more info

Gate to the Sea. First American Edition in dustjacket.

By: BRYHER ELLERMAN, Winifred

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Random House, New York, 1958,:

Seller ID: 54810


BRYHER (ELLERMAN, Winifred). Gate to the Sea. New York : Random House, (1958). First US Edition. Pp. (12),9-[119],(5) + 4 leaves witha b&w photo each.8vo, white cloth spine with blue paper-covered boards, grey lettering to s pine. "Thc graying ruins of the columned temples of Paestum are the scene of this volume in Brryher's series of significant moments in history when mankind has faced the dissolution of an epoch. Deserted now except for the tourists to Italy, Paestum becomes dramatically alive again through the pen of one of the distinguished novelis of today. With gentleness and compas... 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

Fourteenth of October. First American Edition in dustjacket.

By: BRYHER ELLERMAN, Winifred

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Pantheon Books, New York, 1952,:

Seller ID: 66942


BRYHER (ELLERMAN, Annie Winifred). The Fourteenth of October. New York : Pantheon Books, (1952). First US Edition. Pp. (6),7-223,(1). 8vo, black clothspine with illustrated paper-covered boards, gilt lettering to spine. "Lik e a Saxon companion piece to the Bayeux Tapestries, the pages of Bryher's novel disclose the warm and colorful story of Saxon resistance to the Normaninvasion of Britain. The story is a magical achievement: Without any feeli ng of strangeness or remoteness the reader shares, as in an immediate experience, in the life of a Saxon boy. With him, he watches the Danes come ... View more info