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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


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


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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The Other Club

By: Coote, Colin R.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: London, Sidgwick & Jackson: 1971

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 22121


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. View more info

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L'isola del Giorno Prima

By: Eco, Umberto

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Milan, Bompiani: 1994

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 21434


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 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


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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White House Images and Realities (Richard M. Nixon's copy)

By: Hamilton, Holman

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Gainesville, FL, University of Florida Press: 1958

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 22088


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. Pub... 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


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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The Studio

By: Jeffrey Jones; Michael Kaluta; Barry Windsor-Smith; Berni Wrightson

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht-The Netherlands, Dragon's Dream: 1979

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 22234


Stitching starting to show. Creasing to the page corners. An unmarked copy with the covers heavily rubbed. A selection of artwork from the commune in New York that the four artists formed in 1975. ; 159 pages 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


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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The Common Heart: An Experience of Interreligious Dialogue

By: Miles-Yepez, Netanel (Editor); Thomas Keating, Ken Wilber

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, Lantern Books: 2006

Seller ID: 22249


Foreword by Ken Wilber, and an introduction by Thomas Keating. Shallow scratching to the back cover. Signed on the title page by five contributors: Father Thomas Keating, Netanel Miles-Yepez, Rabbi Henoch Dov Hoffman, Tania Leontov, and Roger La Borde. The first collected writing of The Snowmass Interreligious Conference, which had been held since 1984. ; Signed by Collection of Signatures View more info

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Saturday Night in America

By: Orlean, Susan

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1990

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 13580


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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Wizard of the Four Winds: A Shaman's Story

By: Sharon, Douglas

Price: $97.00

Publisher: New York, Free Press: 1978

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 22366


Staining to the top of the page edges, and the front board is bumped. Tape repair and staining to the reverse side of the dust jacket. Nicks and short tears to the extremities, with the publisher's price of $13.95 on the front flap. An influential book that introduced shamanic healing to a broader audience, based on the author's experiences as a curandero's apprentice. Photos, references, index. ; 222 pages View more info

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The 12th Planet

By: Sitchin, Zecharia

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Stein and Day: 1976

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 22373


Previous owner's name and address on the front free endpaper. Rubbing to the dust jacket, with a tear to the front panel. The first book in Stichin's series that explores "humanity's extraterrestrial forefathers." ; 384 pages 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


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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Seduction of the Innocent

By: Wertham, M.D., Fredric

Price: $300.00

Publisher: New York, Rinehart & Company: 1954

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 22286


A second state copy with the Bibliographical Note listed on the Contents page excised. Old dampstaining to the front panel, and two small abrasions to the rear board. A closed tear to the rear fold. Fading to the spine. Publisher's price of $4.00 on the front flap. The culmination of the psychiatrist's notorious research that equated comic books with juvenile delinquency. ; 397 pages 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


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