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WAITING FOR THE MORNING TRAIN: An American Boyhood. Bruce Catton. WAITING FOR THE MORNING TRAIN: An American Boyhood.
Garden City: Doubleday & Company Inc. 1972. Frist edition. INSCRIBED, "To the McCormicks with best wishes. Bruce Catton." Perhaps the long-time Doubleday editor, Ken McCormick? Catton, who is best known for his books on the American Civil War, won a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award in 1954 for A STILLNESS AT APPOMATTOX, his study of the final campaign of the war in Virginia. Small, light erasure mark on dark red front endpaper, otherwise fine in near fine dust jacket with one tiny closed tear.

[Book #54624]       Price: $100.00
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WONDER BOYS. Michael Chabon. WONDER BOYS.
New York: Villard Books, 1995. First edition. Basis for the Academy Award-nominated film of the same name. Chabon won the Pulitzer Prize in 2001 for "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay." An advance reader's edition in printed paperwraps. SIGNED by the author on the title page with quote, "The empty Sundays of his life---." Fine. SIGNED WITH QUOTE FROM BOOK.

[Book #46672]       Price: $125.00
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PATAGONIA REVISITED. Bruce Chatwin, , Paul Theroux. PATAGONIA REVISITED.
Kyffin Williams. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. 1986. First U.S. edition. Illustrated by Kyffin Williams. SIGNED BY PAUL THEROUX at the National Book Festival in 2008, with event cards laid in. Faint foxing to page top edges, still fine in dust jacket.

[Book #49065]       Price: $125.00
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RUDE AWAKENING. Purnell Christian, Joe Service, Servello. RUDE AWAKENING.
(Tucson): D(ennis) McM(illan), 1996. First edition. One of 30 copies SIGNED by Christian, Servello (Service) and McMillan. 10 for each. This is no. 8 of the artist's copies. Christian's short stories illustrated in comic book form by Servello. Oversized red cloth boards in matching slipcase, as issued. Fine.

[Book #32455]       Price: $100.00
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THE BESTIARY. Nicholas Christopher. THE BESTIARY.
(New York): The Dial Press, (2007). First edition. SIGNED by author. Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #52106]       Price: $50.00
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WOMAN HOLLERING CREEK; And Other Stories. Sandra Cisneros. WOMAN HOLLERING CREEK; And Other Stories.
New York: Random House, (1991). First editon. SIGNED by author on title page. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #44229]       Price: $100.00
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THE CARDINAL OF THE KREMLIN. Tom Clancy. THE CARDINAL OF THE KREMLIN.
New York: Putnam's Sons, (1988). First edition. SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. Near fine with previous owner's name and date (both small) on title page, cloth on spine edge lightly rubbed and page edges faintly soiled; in a fine dust jacket with small stain (offset from cloth spine) on verso of dust jacket that is not visible from the front cover. Still, a nice copy.

[Book #33054]       Price: $100.00
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DEBT OF HONOR. Tom Clancy. DEBT OF HONOR.
New York: Putnam's Sons, (1994). First edition. SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. Near fine with faint water damage to spine; in a bright dust jacket with soiling where the blue cloth has bled to verso of dust jacket.

[Book #33036]       Price: $125.00
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PATRIOT GAMES. Tom Clancy. PATRIOT GAMES.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1987). First edition, second state. INSCRIBED, "To Alexis/ Best Wishes/ Tom Clancy." Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #33050]       Price: $125.00
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ROME & A VILLA. Eleanor Clark. ROME & A VILLA.
London: Michael Joseph, (1952). First UK edition. Her second book. UNCORRECTED PROOF in printed, tan paperwraps. Uncommon thus. Issued in 1952 with "First published .... 1952" on copyright page; the trade edition was not issued until 1953. SIGNED BY CLARK on the title page. Includes the illustrations by Eugene Berman. Light soiling and few old faint damp stains, half-inch chip from front cover top inside corner otherwise good to about very good. A scarce proof, scarcer still signed.

[Book #47337]       Price: $100.00
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THE WATCHFUL GODS: and Other Stories. Walter Van Tilburg Clark. THE WATCHFUL GODS: and Other Stories.
New York: Random House, (1950). First edition. SIGNED, "Walter T. Clark/Carson City, Nevada/January 1951." Clark's only collection of short stories. Very fine in bright and fine dust jacket with the barest of wear. A beautiful copy, and scarce signed.

[Book #46632]       Price: $650.00
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BETWEEN HOPE AND HISTORY: Meeting America's Challenges for the 21st Century. Bill Clinton. BETWEEN HOPE AND HISTORY: Meeting America's Challenges for the 21st Century.
(New York): Times Books / Random House, (1996). First edition, second printing. INSCRIBED BY THE PRESIDENT on the half-title page, "To Stanley Hirsch / with thanks / Bill Clinton / 10/96." It seems likely the inscription is actually to Stanley Hirsh, a Los Angeles businessman, Democratic Party contributor, and publisher of the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles. Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #54864]       Price: $250.00
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MY LIFE. Bill Clinton. MY LIFE.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004. First edition. SIGNED by the President on the title page. His autobiography, running to over 1,000 pages including index. This trade edition preceded the limited signed edition. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #53805]       Price: $300.00
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IT TAKES A VILLAGE: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us. Hillary Rodham Clinton. IT TAKES A VILLAGE: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us.
New York: Simon & Schuster, (1996). First edition. Author's first book, or more accurately, the first book by the former Senator, Secretary of State, and first female major-party candidate to run for president (and win the popular vote); written while she was FLOTUS. SIGNED on official White House bookplate affixed to front endpaper. Fine to new in like dust jacket with "autographed copy" sticker on front panel and small, square label covering price on front flap. SIGNED WHILE SHE WAS THE FLOTUS.

[Book #54616]       Price: $450.00
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LIVING HISTORY. Hillary Rodham Clinton. LIVING HISTORY.
New York: Simon & Schuster, (2003). First edition. Her memoirs of her time as first lady. SIGNED on the title page. Spine ends just gently nudged still fine in fine dust jacket with barest wear.

[Book #54646]       Price: $250.00
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HERE AND NOW: LETTERS 2008 - 2011. J. M. Coetzee, , Paul Auster. HERE AND NOW: LETTERS 2008 - 2011.
London: Faber & Faber/Harvill Secker, (2013). First edition. One of 100 (of 110 total) numbered and SIGNED copies. The Nobel Prize-winning author Coetzee and the author and director Paul Auster met in person for the first time in February 2008. Soon after, they began exchanging letters on numerous topics. An interesting and enlightening look into the thoughts and beliefs of both of these important and popular authors. Fine to new, as issued, in brown and beige leather without dust jacket, in cloth covered slipcase.

[Book #53268]       Price: $450.00
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QUESTIONS ABOUT ANGELS: Poems. Billy Collins. QUESTIONS ABOUT ANGELS: Poems.
New York: William Morrow, (1991). First edition. THE ELUSIVE HARDCOVER ISSUE -- SIGNED on the title page by Collins and dated "Jan 1992." The book was issued simultaneously in softcover and even that issue is scarce. An early selection of poems from the eventual Poet Laureate, exhibiting his usual wry, probing humor. Selected from his many magazine appearances by poet Edward Hirsch for The National Poetry series. Fine in crisp, fine dust jacket with only the faintest crease to rear panel. SCARCE SIGNED HARDCOVER ISSUE.

[Book #53538]       Price: $1,250.00
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AN INFINITY OF MIRRORS. Richard Condon. AN INFINITY OF MIRRORS.
New York: Random House, (1964). First edition. Uncorrected proof in pictorial paperwraps. INSCRIBED inside front cover, "For Francisco Diabb (Frank Heller to you) with awe, respect and much fond admiration. Richard Condon New York Xmas 1903." Some minor wear on edges but still very good or better in stiff paperwraps.

[Book #29564]       Price: $100.00
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CONRAD AND THE REPORTERS. Joseph Conrad, Christopher Morley. CONRAD AND THE REPORTERS.
Doubleday, Page, Garden City, 1923. First edition. Based on a series of articles by Morley originally published in The New York Evening Post about Conrad's arrival in New York. One of 815 copies issued for bookseller friends for 1924. INSCRIBED BY MORLEY to a fellow journalist: "To Allan Nevins / from Christopher Morley / Xmas 1923." Nevins was an American historian and journalist, renowned for his extensive work on the history of the Civil War and his biographies--of such figures as President Grover Cleveland, Hamilton Fish, Henry Ford, and John D. Rockefeller--as well as for his public service. Near fine book in a good at best, tattered dust jacket which appears at first glance to be a plain unprinted green, but which is actually faintly stamped in gilt on front.

[Book #53800]       Price: $175.00
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THE LORDS OF DISCIPLINE. Pat Conroy. THE LORDS OF DISCIPLINE.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1980. First edition. SIGNED by Conroy. Basis for the movie of the same name, co-written by Conroy and starring David Keith and Robert Prosky, as Bear. "One hundred years of the finest school turning out the finest young men. IT WAS ALL A LIE. One cadet is about to expose the system." Subtle rubbing to upper boards, still near fine in first-issue, price-clipped dust jacket with single blurb by James Dickey on rear panel (versus four). The white jacket shows only the barest wear.

[Book #53219]       Price: $250.00
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THE WATER IS WIDE. Pat Conroy. THE WATER IS WIDE.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1972. First edition of his scarce second book. SIGNED by Conroy. Based on his experience teaching at an island school; photo illustrated. Made into a good movie, starring Jon Voight as Conroy, under the name "Conrack." Very good in price-clipped dust jacket with very lightly faded spine. A nice copy of this title. SIGNED BY CONRAD.

[Book #50002]       Price: $600.00
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MRS. PALMER'S HONEY. Fannie Cook. MRS. PALMER'S HONEY.
Garden City: Doubleday & Company Inc. 1946. First edition of the author's third book. INSCRIBED and signed by Cook, who's inscriptions seem to be scarce. Winner of the first George Washington Carver Award. The blurb under the author's picture reads in part, "Although Fannie Cook happens to be white, she is particularly qualified to write about Negro-white relationships..." Very good or better in a good-only dust jacket with 1 3/4 x 1 1/2 inch chunk missing from top corner of rear panel and the top and bottom spine edges chipped away (not affecting any lettering). The price on the front flap is still intact and the front panel looks good.

[Book #36034]       Price: $100.00
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RACES: A Study of the Problems of Race Formation in Man. Carleton Coon, Stanley M. Garn, Joseph B. Birdsell. RACES: A Study of the Problems of Race Formation in Man.
Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas, (1950). First edition. Publication #77 of the American Lecture Series. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Dr. Coon on the front endpaper. Each author explores his field of interest in this lecture series. Light offset to the endpapers, otherwise near fine in dust jacket darkened on spine, with chipping to spine ends, a small closed tear along top edge of front panel, and edges sunned, lightly chipped and rubbed.

[Book #47623]       Price: $50.00
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PEOPLE ON THE EARTH. Edwin Corle. PEOPLE ON THE EARTH.
New York: Random House, (1937). First edition. INSCRIBED and SIGNED twice on front endpaper. Very good with light soiling to edges and endpapers a little darkened but otherwise only minimal wear. In a very good, price-clipped dust jacket with light soiling, a tanned spine, a few tears repaired with tape on verso, and shallow chipping to the spine ends and corners. Cover art on front panel still clear and bright.

[Book #51500]       Price: $200.00
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BODY. Harry Crews. BODY.
New York: Poseidon/Ultramarine, (1990). First edition, limited issue by Ultramine Publishing from the Poseidon Press first printing sheets. Number 16 of 50 copies SIGNED by Crews. One of 40 copies finely bound in half leather by Denis Gouey (there were also 10 full-leather, lettered copies). Fine, as issued, without dust jacket but in clear acetate cover.

[Book #52588]       Price: $150.00
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