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1 Adams, Rachel Sideshow U.S.A.: Freaks and the American Cultural Imagination
Chicago University of Chicago Press 2001 0226005399 / 9780226005393 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Near Fine 
Explores the common critical perception of the "freak" including, over the centuries, carnival performers, people with physiological disabilities, hippies, people who blur gender conventions and people from radically different, non-Western cultures as distorted visions, or metaphors, of viewers' inner fears. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Long Gone Lonesome History of Country Music, Bertholf, Bret
2 Bertholf, Bret The Long Gone Lonesome History of Country Music
New York Little, Brown & Company 2007 0316523933 / 9780316523936 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Bertholf on the title page. Bertholf, a painter and yodeling musician, traces the history of country music with colored-pencil and crayon illustrations and caricatures of country stars. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 45.00 USD
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The Churches and Graveyards of Berwickshire, Binnie, G. A. C.
3 Binnie, G. A. C. The Churches and Graveyards of Berwickshire
Berwick upon Tweed, UK Self-Published 1995 0952680505 / 9780952680505 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Binnie with best wishes on the front free endpaper. Moderate rubbing to the dust jacket. Illustrated, bibliography, index. ; 468 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 100.00 USD
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The Other Club, Coote, Colin R.
4 Coote, Colin R. The Other Club
London Sidgwick & Jackson 1971 0283484950 / 9780283484957 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
A gift inscription to author James C. Humes by the Board of Governors of "The Other Other Club" of Wisconsin in recognition for a speech Humes gave at their annual Churchill dinner in 1980. Laid in is a handwritten letter to James Humes from a member of the board, James W. Wimmer, Jr. of Madison. Scattered short tears to the dust jacket, and a crease to the front flap. Corners lightly bumped. A history of the club founded in 1911 by Winston Churchill and F. E. Smith. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Drinking With Dickens, Dickens, Cedric
5 Dickens, Cedric Drinking With Dickens
New York New Amsterdam Books 1988 0941533344 / 9780941533348 First American Edition; First Printing Softcover Very Good Signed by Author
Inscribed by Dickens, "Jamie---ever the best of friends. May you have many happy years mixing and tasting these medicinal elixirs and allowing your friends to participate. Keep smiling. 14 April 1996. Cedric Charles Dickens." Creasing to the covers and page corners. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 35.00 USD
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L'isola del Giorno Prima, Eco, Umberto
6 Eco, Umberto L'isola del Giorno Prima
Milan Bompiani 1994 8845223183 / 9788845223181 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Eco on the title page. Dampstaining to the front board, and the heel of the spine. Soiling to the white dust jacket, with a few small chips. Rizzoli bookstore price sticker on the rear panel. Italian language edition. Set in the seventeenth century, a novel about a man marooned on a ship within sight of an island which he believes is on the other side of the international date-line. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 250.00 USD
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White House Images and Realities (Richard M. Nixon's copy), Hamilton, Holman
7 Hamilton, Holman White House Images and Realities (Richard M. Nixon's copy)
Gainesville, FL University of Florida Press 1958 First Edition Hardcover Good Fair 
Inscribed to Vice President Richard Nixon, with his ownership signature underneath the front flap. "To Vice-President Richard M. Nixon with the hope that the subject matter will be of personal interest, in appreciation of services rendered our institution, and with sincere good wishes. Harry M. Philpott, Vice-President, University of Florida." A bump to the bottom corner. Dampstaining to the front panel and spine. Scattered nicks and tears to the dust jacket. Publisher's price of $3.50 on the front flap. Harry Philpott would later become President of Auburn University. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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8 Harvey, Molly He Cuts Hog
San Francisco Dessa Press 2002 0972545891 / 9780972545891 First Edition; First Printing Trade Paperback Fine 
A collection of stories and illustrations by the artist and writer. Ms. Harvey sings with those legendary unknowns, The Residents. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Rod McKuen's Book of Days and a Month of Sundays, McKuen, Rod
9 McKuen, Rod Rod McKuen's Book of Days and a Month of Sundays
Los Angeles/New York Cheval Books/Harper & Row 1981 0062505696 / 9780062505699 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by McKuen on the front free endpaper. Light soiling to the front panel, and a closed tear to the rear panel. A bump to the top corner. Publisher's price of $9.95 on the front flap. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Saturday Night in America, Orlean, Susan
10 Orlean, Susan Saturday Night in America
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1990 0394573366 / 9780394573366 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Very Good Signed by Author
Signed by Orlean. An Uncorrected Proof in pale pink wrappers with the publisher's original title of Saturday Night in America. Publisher's corrected publication date taped to the front cover. Orlean demonstrates an eye for detail as she describes an array of Saturday night activities: partying, watching television, geriatric polka dancing, working in a missile silo or simply cruising the streets. The first book by the author of The Orchid Thief.; Signed by Author 
Price: 30.00 USD
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My Favorite French Recipes, Thuillier, Maurice E.
11 Thuillier, Maurice E. My Favorite French Recipes
Denver International House of Denver 1961 Spiral bound Very Good Signed by Author
Signed by Thuillier underneath his photograph. The plastic comb binding is cracked in one spot, but still solid. Creasing to a few pages. A selection of recipes from Thuillier's time as head chef of International House in Denver. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Calamities of Exile  Three Nonfiction Novellas, Weschler, Lawrence
12 Weschler, Lawrence Calamities of Exile Three Nonfiction Novellas
Chicago University Of Chicago Press 1996 0226893936 / 9780226893938 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Inscribed by Weschler, "For Michael, at home in Colorado, Lawrence Weschler." Very slight edgewear. Three essays about excruciating modern themes: individual responsibility, national identity, and courage. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 25.00 USD
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