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The Manx Tales

By: Armstrong, RD

Price: $29.00

Publisher: San Pedro, CA, Lummox Press: 2000

Seller ID: 22702

Condition: Very Good


Second Printing, one of 100 copies. Illustrations by the author. ; 45 pages View more info

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The Long Gone Lonesome History of Country Music

By: Bertholf, Bret

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Little, Brown & Company: 2007

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 21160

ISBN: 0316523933

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


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 View more info

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The Churches and Graveyards of Berwickshire

By: Binnie, G. A. C.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Berwick upon Tweed, UK, Self-Published: 1995

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22082

ISBN: 0952680505

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


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 View more info

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Ancient Northern European Axes

By: Branby, Lovisa

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Ljungby, Sweden, Gransfors Bruks: 2002

Edition: First English Language Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 22811

Condition: Very Good


One of 1000 copies. Translated from the Swedish by Rosemary Hollis. A small stain to the back cover. Illustrated, bibliography.; 27 pages View more info

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The Other Club

By: Coote, Colin R.

Price: $109.00

Publisher: London, Sidgwick & Jackson: 1971

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 22121

ISBN: 0283484950

Condition: 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. Sm... View more info

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The Dizzy Patient

By: Elia, M. D., Joseph Charles

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Springfield, IL, Charles C. Thomas: 1968

Seller ID: 22370

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


An unmarked copy in a very good dust jacket with a label shadow and an abrasion to the rear panel. ; 95 pages View more info

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An Edge in My Voice

By: Ellison, Harlan

Price: $31.00

Publisher: Norfolk, VA, Donning Company: 1985

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22736

ISBN: 089865341X

Condition: Very Good


Signed by Ellison on the title page. Dust smudging to the page edges. Columns that originally appeared in LA Weekly, Future Life, and The Comics Journal. ; 548 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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Only Nixon: His Trip to China Revisited and Restudied

By: Humes, James C. and Jarvis D. Ryals; Edward Nixon

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Lanham, Maryland, University Press of America: 2009

Seller ID: 22232

ISBN: 0761847383

Condition: Very Good


Foreword by Edward Nixon. Inscribed by Humes on the title page. Signed also by Ryals, and by Edward Nixon on a bookplate affixed to the inside front cover. This book shares the observations made in 1998 by Chinese Foreign Service experts, who had planned meetings of President Nixon with Mao Tse-tung and Chou En-lai, during interviews by the authors and Edward Nixon, the President's brother. Slight creasing to the corners. Illustrated, bibliography, index.; 79 pages; Sign... View more info

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50 Ways to Fight Censorship and Important Facts to Know about the Censors

By: Marsh, Dave (and Friends)

Price: $29.00

Publisher: New York, Thunder's Mouth Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22739

ISBN: 1560250119

Condition: Very Good


Signed on the title page, "Fight for your right, Dave Marsh." Covers rubbed, with a touch of smudging to the inside front cover. A basic primer of citizenship from the rock critic. Foreword by George Plimpton. Afterword by Barney Rosset. Illustrated, index.; 128 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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Rod McKuen's Book of Days and a Month of Sundays

By: McKuen, Rod

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Los Angeles/New York, Cheval Books/Harper & Row: 1981

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 21432

ISBN: 0062505696

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


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 View more info

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Saturday Night in America

By: Orlean, Susan

Price: $19.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1990

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 13580

ISBN: 0394573366

Condition: Very Good


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 View more info

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Fang and Blowpipe

By: Shuttleworth, Charles

Price: $107.00

Publisher: Taipei, Taiwan, Cathay Publishers & Printers Co., Ltd.: 1973

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22707

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Signed by Shuttleworth, "To Joel Levitt with best wishes, Charles Shuttleworth. Taipei, 26-Sept-1974." Blue cloth with gilt titling to the spine. Dust soiling and scattered tears to the jacket. Narrative nonfiction set in postwar Malaysia. OCLC records only one copy. ; 174 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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My Favorite French Recipes

By: Thuillier, Maurice E.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Denver, International House of Denver: 1961

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 21858

Condition: Very Good


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 View more info

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Calamities of Exile Three Nonfiction Novellas

By: Weschler, Lawrence

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, University Of Chicago Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9605

ISBN: 0226893936

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


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 View more info

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The Toadstool Millionaires: A Social History of Patent Medicines in America before Federal Regulation

By: Young, James Harvey

Price: $211.00

Publisher: Princeton, Princeton University Press: 1961

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 22738

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


A bump to the top corner, and the heel of the spine. Mild rubbing to the dust jacket. Chronicles the rise of the patent medicine trade from its beginnings in colonial America until passage of the first federal food and drug law. Illustrated, index. ; 282 pages View more info