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Sweet Eyes, Agee, Jonis
1 Agee, Jonis Sweet Eyes
0517575159 / 9780517575154; This book is Agee's first novel. It is the story of Honey Parrish, a thirty-three year old woman at loose ends in the small town of Divinity, Iowa. Honey has a love affair with Jasper Johnson, the town's only black man, which sets off events in present-day Divinity that take us back to a mystery in Honey's and the town's past. There is an unsolved murder than occurred some fifteen years earlier. Sweet Eyes is a searing portrait of small-town life in America's heartland. In it, Agee brilliantly evokes the hatred and violence that runs through the town. ; Octavo (standard book size); 405 pages
Crown Publishers, Inc.
New York, 1991, First Edition
Hardcover
Fine in Fine dust jacket


004320; 
Price: 8.28 USD
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Never a City so Real; a Walk in Chicago, Alex, Kotlowitz
2 Alex, Kotlowitz Never a City so Real; a Walk in Chicago
1400046211 / 9781400046218; Chicago is one of America's most iconic, historic, and fascinating cities, as well as a major travel destination. Chicago, like America, is a kind of refuge for outsiders. It's probably why the author found comfort there. This book is not so much a tour of a place as a chronicle of its soul, its lifeblood. It is a tour of the people of Chicago, who have been the author's guides into this city's - and in a broader sense, this country's - heart. The jacket has a water mark on the inside at the bottom spine. It doesn't seem to have affected the book but shows through to the front a wee bit.. The inside front has a map of the neighborhoods - the back names all of them. ; Octavo (standard book size); 160 pages
Crown Journeys
New York, 2004, First Edition
Hardcover
As New in Very Good dust jacket


004273; 
Price: 10.12 USD
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Where You'll Find Me and Other Stories, Beattie, Ann
3 Beattie, Ann Where You'll Find Me and Other Stories
This is a collection of the author's short stories, including the title story.. Some have been previously printed in the New Yorker, some have never been printed. Included are fifteen stories. "Ann Beattie has been telling our stories for over a decade, but Where You'll Find Me takes us by surprise again and again. In these narratives familiar surfaces suddenly give way to breathtaking inner landscapes. Lyrical and compact, heartbreaking and wise, this is the music of our spheres, etched on microchips. " Review by Jay McInerney.; Octavo (standard book size); 191 pages
Linden Press
New York, 1986, First Edition
Softcover
Fine with no dust jacket


001269; 
Price: 13.80 USD
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The Free World, Bezmozgis, David
4 Bezmozgis, David The Free World
This is a heartfelt multigenerational saga of great historic scope and even greater human depth. In summer, 1978, Brezhnev sits like a stone in the Kremlin, Israel and Egypt are inching toward peace, and in the bustling streets of Rome, Soviet Jews have appeared through a crack in the Iron Curtain. Among those landing in Italy to secure visas for new lives in the West are members of the Krasnansky family - 3 generations of Russian Jews. They will spend 6 months in Rome - their way station and purgatory. They immerse themselves in the carnival of emigration, in an Italy rife with love affairs and ruthless hustles, with dislocation and nostalgia, and with the promise and peril of a new life. Through this family, an intimate portrait of a tumultuous era is created with precise, musical prose. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Farrar Straus Giroux
New York, NY, 2011, First Edition
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket


003968; 
Price: 16.56 USD
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Sex Carnival, Brownstein, Bill
5 Brownstein, Bill Sex Carnival
1550224158 / 9781550224153; This book is the author's whimsical record of discovering what the world of sex is all about these days. The tour begins backstage at the Porno Oscars in Las Vegas, where endurance is everything. Then a trek through the Playboy mansion in L. A with Hef himself. Take in Amsterdam's red light district and hit the world's biggest sex museums to lap up culture from the mildly titillating to the downright raunchy. Montreal is where he turns up the heat - where swingers, fetishists, porn stars, lap-dancers and naked coiffeurs burn up the sex carnival turf. This book is as entertaining as it is eye-opening. Softcover with french flaps. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 198 pages
Ecw Press
Toronto, On, Canada, 2000, Unknown; Unknown
Softcover
As New


4360; 
Price: 13.80 USD
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Many Autumns Ago: the Frank Leahy Era At Boston College and Notre Dame, Bynum, Mike (edited by)
6 Bynum, Mike (edited by) Many Autumns Ago: the Frank Leahy Era At Boston College and Notre Dame
0945718012 / 9780945718017; SIGNED - It all began a long time ago during the late 1930s, 1940s and 1950s when Frank Leahy and his winning Boston College and Notre Dame teams took the college football world by storm and, in the process, captured the hearts and emotions of an entire nation. "To him, " a sportswriter once said of Knute Rockne's greatest student, "there was only one way to play football - the Frank Leahy way. His system was simple - they won. " This book is the inspiring story of Frank Leahy, his great teams and their memorable era. It is filled with warm memories and thrilling glories, a story which we will all want to stand up and cheer for. Includes appendix of Leahy's record and photos. Jacket is lightly scuffed; in protective cover.; Octavo (standard book size); 247 pages
October Football Corp
Birmingham, Alabama, U. S. A., 1988, First Edition
Hardcover
Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs; 
003150; 
Price: 23.00 USD
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Casual Slaughters, Carter, Robert A.
7 Carter, Robert A. Casual Slaughters
0892965029 / 9780892965021; Nicholas Barlow loves a good murder. He should, since he is the head of Manhattan's Barlow & Company Publishers and publishes mystery novels as his meat and potatoes. The author of his best-selling celebrity tell-alls is found murdered - and the million dollar manuscript is missing. He turns detective and as he ventures deeper and deeper into the dark side of human nature - this publisher learns that a touch of evil can lead an indelible mark on even the most sophisticated heart. Mylar slightly wrinkled at the top of the spine. ; Octavo (standard book size); 266 pages
The Mystery Press
New York, 1992, First Edition
Hardcover
Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


004327; 
Price: 9.20 USD
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As Good As I Could Be: a Memoir about Raising Wonderful Children in Difficult Times, Cheever, Susan
8 Cheever, Susan As Good As I Could Be: a Memoir about Raising Wonderful Children in Difficult Times
0684863413 / 9780684863412; Having children transforms us - by the amazing power of our love for them and theirs for us, by the anger they are able to provoke in us, and because in order to be good parents to our children, we must admit we are no longer children ourselves. Susan Cheever, bestselling author, describes that transformation in passionate, compelling, moving prose. Raising a daughter, 18, and a son, 11, they have all survived divorce, blending families, issues at school, eating disorders, and alcoholism. Provocative, perceptive, wise and unflinchingly honest, this book is the touchstone for all parents who are doing the best they can. There is a very small bump at the top, and the jacket is lightly shelfworn at the bottom edges. ; 191 pages
Simon & Schuster
New York, 2001, First Edition
Hardcover
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


002922; 
Price: 8.28 USD
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The Century of the Impressionists, Cogniat, Raymond
9 Cogniat, Raymond The Century of the Impressionists
This volume is more than just beautiful reproductions of impressionist art. In his informative, succinct text, Raymond Cogniat demonstrates the mutual interdependence of art and ideas. His study is directed particularly toward interested art-lovers who wish to appreciate more fully the outstanding works of art in this distinguished period and to understand more fully the colorful period in which they were created. Included are 110 reproductions in color and 64 two-color drawings. Binding is red cloth with gold lettering. Includes biographical notes, bibliography, and list of illustrations. Oversized. ; Folio - over 12 - 15" tall
Crown Publishers, Inc.
New York, NY, 1978, First Edition
Hard Cover, Cloth
Fine in Fine dust jacket

Illustrated by Various; 
003847; 
Price: 18.40 USD
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Tolkien's Ring, Day, David
10 Day, David Tolkien's Ring
0760718997 / 9780760718995; J. R. R. Tolkien had a great knowledge of and love for world mythology, and the symbol of the Ring in his work contains a rich and fascinating heritage. This is a literary detective work about J. R. R. Tolkien's inspiration and resources. It shows how The Land of the Rings is the result of an ancient story-telling tradition that dates back to the dawn of western culture and how, by drawing upon the world's primary myths and legends, Tolkien created his own mythology for the 20th century. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this is an extraordinary journey through the most magical and potent stories the people of our world have ever told one another. Binding has very light wear at corners and spine ends.; 4to - over 9 3/4" to 12" tall; 183 pages
Barnes & Noble
New York, 1999, 
Hardcover
Near Fine in Fine dust jacket

Illustrated by Alan Lee; 
004281; 
Price: 13.80 USD
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Audubon's Butterflies, Moths, and Other Studies, Ford, Alice (compiled and edited by)
11 Ford, Alice (compiled and edited by) Audubon's Butterflies, Moths, and Other Studies
No; The rediscovery of Audubon's remarkable, jewel-like original paintings of butterflies, moths, other insects, as well as small reptiles has provided the basis for the present work. Never before had these studies been reproduced. These renderings, achieved when little or no reference material existed on American entomology, represent an extraordinary pioneering effort in line - on a more modest scale - with Audubon's monumental Birds and Animals. Alice Ford's fascinating and authentic account of many forgotten episodes in the artist's life and of his meetings with other artist-scientists of his pioneer era is further highlighted with a few selected works of these contemporaries. Audubon's life as an artist makes absorbing reading and the author has brought together a host of romantically vivid and historically accurate incidents providing a remarkable picture of his life. The jacket has a 1" x 1" piece missing, and is worn at the corners and spine ends, as well as the right edges. The binding is quarter cloth green with yellow boards and gold lettering on the spine. On the inside ffep is a price from a used book store on a small sticker. Receipt included. ; 4to - over 9 3/4" to 12" tall; 120 pages
Studio Publications
New York, 1952, First Edition
Hardcover
As New in Good dust jacket

Illustrated by Audubon, John James; 
004290; 
Price: 25.76 USD
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Faeries and Other Fantastical Folk, Grant, John
12 Grant, John Faeries and Other Fantastical Folk
1904332234 / 9781904332237; This is a most beautifully illustrated book with - not a jacket - but a complete illustrated box. The book itself is flocked in red with gold lettering and a past down illustration. When the illustrator was a child, she was disappointed in illustrations of faeries, a vowed that she would make illustrations that looked real. This is that book with gorgeous illustrations and fanciful commentary by the author and artist. A great book for teens or anyone older who loves faeries - a wonderful gift as well. The page edges are also done in gilt. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
AAPPL
Great Britain, 2005, First Edition
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket

Illustrated by Gadd, Maxine; 
004060; 
Price: 23.00 USD
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Knit Two, Jacobs, Kate
13 Jacobs, Kate Knit Two
Second in the series of The Friday Night Knitting Club, this book returns to the yarn store of Walker and Daughter, located in Manhattan. Drawn together by the sense of family the club has created, the knitters rely on one another as they struggle with new challenges. As the club's projects are pieced together, so is their understanding of the patterns underlying the stresses and joys of being mother, wife, daughter, and friend. It isn't the difficulty of the garment that makes you a great knitter, it's the care and attention you bring to the craft - as well as how you adapt to surprises. Gold stamp on the front. Includes an afghan pattern, muffin recipe, and raspberry-lime granita recipe. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
G. P. Putnam's Sons
New York, NY, 2008, First Edition
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket


003923; 
Price: 10.12 USD
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The Happy Little Book of Pugs, Kay, Schuckhart
14 Kay, Schuckhart The Happy Little Book of Pugs
No; This collectible volume is devoted to the Pug, which has charmed owners such as Queen Victoria and Andy Warhol with its intelligence, wit, dignified bearinng, and distinctive snore. Page after uniquely designed page, this colorful treasury will delight every Pug owner and collectors of dog ephemera. The slipcase has a ribbon to remove the book. ; 12mo over 6 3/4" - 7 3/4"; 68 pages
Collins Design
New York, 2008, First Edition
Hardcover
New with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Schukhart, Kay; 
004247; 
Price: 18.40 USD
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Catbird, March, Stephen
15 March, Stephen Catbird
1579621260 / 9781579621261; Against a richly textured Southern background, the author has created a story of one man's search for redemption and escape from his father's legacy. This is the story of Zeb Dupree, a musician struggling to find his spiritual and emotional bearings in the wake of his father's suicide and his own failed marriage. During his teens and early 20s, Zeb managed to rise above his impoverished background. However, through a series of losses, his life spirals down until he finds himself living in a bus behind a junkyard. The author effectively captures the rural South, matching it with the individuals struggle against past failures and despair for the future. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Permanent Pr Pub Co
Sag Harbor, New York, U. S. A., 2006, First Edition
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket


003948; 
Price: 11.04 USD
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All the Lives He Led, Pohl, Frederik
16 Pohl, Frederik All the Lives He Led
In A. D. 79 Vesuvius erupted, burying Pompeii under tons of ash, preserving evidence of the city's life before the catastrophe. Now, in 2079, Pompeii is a theme park. In the "new" ancient city, workers act as "authentic" Pompeiians and each morning state-of-the-art virtual reality restores the ruins to their pre-eruption splendor and peoples the city with VR ancients. One of the workers, doing well in Pompeii after Yellowstone Park erupted, spreading ash on much of North America, is searching for his girlfriend. He finds information that terrorists may have killed a coworker, and he's the prime suspect with time running out.; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
TOR
New York, NY, 2011, First Edition
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket


003959; 
Price: 11.04 USD
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Sweet Dreams, Prince, Pamela
17 Prince, Pamela Sweet Dreams
0517556723 / 9780517556726; The soft, children's Art of Bessie Pease Gutmann is used in this book to complement the wonderful child poetry written here. Her art has been used for a long time, and I remember seeing some of it in books I had as a child. Those were the ones I kept as they were comforting and I liked the words with them. The poetry by Pamela Prince is perfect to read to children. The jacket is a pinkish color but sun lightened at the top and spine, and it has a few wrinkles at the top. The book itself is perfect. ; 4to - over 9 3/4" to 12" tall; 48 pages
Harmony Books
New York, 1985, First Edition
Hardcover
As New in Very Good dust jacket

Illustrated by Bessie Pease Gutmann; 
004271; 
Price: 20.24 USD
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Matchbox Labels, Rendell, Joan
18 Rendell, Joan Matchbox Labels
No; The collecting of matchbox label s is gaining in popularity. Thousands of label collectors are active in many countries, especially in Great Britain and the United States. Even those who dismiss the subject as dull will be delighted by the several hundred full-size reproductions presented here, many in color. The range of subject and treatment is as great as with postage stamps, and, although a few are dull, most labels are ingenious miniature works of art. The binding is black cloth with gold letter on the spine; the jacket is colorful with edgewear at the bottom, a chip at the top front fold, and a repaired tear of 1 1/2" in the top front gutter. A small interior erasure exists as the first blank page (ffep) . ; 4to - over 9 3/4" to 12" tall; 112 pages
Frederick A Praeger Publishers
New York, 1968, First Edition
Hardcover
As New in Good dust jacket

Illustrated by Joan Rendell; 
004306; 
Price: 16.56 USD
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No Place of Her Own, Salzburg, Joseph S.
19 Salzburg, Joseph S. No Place of Her Own
0682472530 / 9780682472531; SIGNED - Written with warmth, compassion, and a keen sense of the dramatic, this true-to-life story - both tough and tender - details a young woman's poignant search for acceptance and human affection. Lillian, the main character, was born to a jailbird father and a mother that abandoned her. Shuttled from one foster home to another, her experiences were traumatic and haunting. Despite several unloving relationships, she finally finds someone who may give her the love and identity she craves. The jacket corners are worn; there is a 1/4" tear at the top front, now in a protective cover. Signed in 1996.; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; Signed by Author(s)
Exposition Press
Jericho, NY, 1971, First Edition
Hardcover
Fine in Very Good dust jacket

Signed by Author
003955; 
Price: 36.80 USD
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Martha Stewart's Cooking School Lessons and Recipes for the Home Cook, Stewart, Martha; Carey, Sarah
20 Stewart, Martha; Carey, Sarah Martha Stewart's Cooking School Lessons and Recipes for the Home Cook
0307396444 / 9780307396440; Signed by Martha Stewart on the half title page. This cookbook is aimed at teaching you how to cook, not just giving you recipes. It is a book for the home cook of all levels. Profusely illustrated in full color, techniques are shown step by step, and such things as braising, stewing, sauting, steaming and poaching are taught. It takes the guesswork out of cooking, plus there are more than 200 all-new recipes tht put the lessons to work, and include most anything you would want to make. Includes more than 500 photographs. The binding is black with yellow and white printing. The end papers are illustrated with cooking utensils. This book is heavy and may require additional shipping charges. ; Color Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 504 pages; Signed by Author
Clarkson N. Potter
New York, 2008, First Edition; First Printing
Hardcover
As New in As New dust jacket

Illustrated by Marcus Wilsson; Signed by Author
4349; 
Price: 59.80 USD
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Home to Stay: Asian American Women's Fiction, Watanabe, Sylvia; Bruchac, Carol (edited by)
21 Watanabe, Sylvia; Bruchac, Carol (edited by) Home to Stay: Asian American Women's Fiction
0912678763 / 9780912678764; The stories here can be said to have arisen out of the mainstream of American tradition. They, in new ways and through many voices, tell and retell the old American story of coming home to stay. This anthology came about through two women recognizing the tremendous growth of Asian American literature. You will read in these writings the diversity of what is often grouped together as the "Asian American" experience. 32 stories are included; some are well-known authors, some will be new to you, but all have made emotional and compelling contributions well worth reading. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
The Greenfield Review Pr
Greenfield Center, New York, U. S. A., 1990, First Edition
Softcover
New

Illustrated by Photographs; 
003918; 
Price: 13.80 USD
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