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On Extended Wings, Ackerman, Diane
1 On Extended Wings
Ackerman, Diane
New York Atheneum 1985 0-689-11540-7 / 9780689115400 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Clean dark blue boards with blue cloth spine, bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 307 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. In this remarkable paean to flying, award-winning poet Diane Ackerman invites us to ride jump seat as she takes--literally and figuratively--to the sky. The book tells the story of how she gained mastery over the mysteries of flight and earned her private pilot's license, of her frustration and exhilaration during horus of lessons and endless touch and gos, of her first solo and her first cross-country flights. 8vo. Aviation. 015825

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Servants of the Map, Barrett, Andrea
2 Servants of the Map
Barrett, Andrea
New York W. W. Norton & Company 2002 0393043487 / 9780393043488 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing, SIGNED by author, in unclipped dust jacket. Signed "Andrea Barrett" in ink on title page. Very clean beige marbled boards with gold print of author's signature on front and metallic lettering on spine, No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square. Pages, edges and endpapers are clean and bright with no writing or marks. Endpapers are textured dark green paper. Dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, no tears. 270 pgs. Servants of the Map, the title story, was selected for Best American Short Stories (2001) and Prize Stories: The O'Henry Awards (2001). "Ranging across two centuries, and from the western Himalaya to an Adirondack village, these wonderfully imagined stories and novellas travel the territories of yearning and awakening, of loss and unexpected discovery." By the author of "Ship Fever" (National Book Award) and "Voyage of the Narwhal." 023210

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The Voyage of the Narwhal, Barrett, Andrea
3 The Voyage of the Narwhal
Barrett, Andrea
New York W. W. Norton 1998 0-393-04632-X / 9780393046328 First Trade Paperback Fine No Dustjacket Jacket Signed
Clean bright trade paperback. No creasing, chipping or curling. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names or bookplates. SIGNED on title page by author (winner of 1996 National Book Award for SHIP FEVER. 397 pgs. + reading group guide at end of book. 8vo. Fiction. 009473

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4 The Far Whistle - and Other Stories
Beck, Warren
Yellow Springs, OH Antioch Press 1951 First Hardcover Fine very good Jacket Signed
First Edition in original dustjacket, signed by author. Clean unfaded brown cloth boards with clean unchipped paper label on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Signed by the author on title page; also inscribed by him on front free endpaper: "With warm regards to Barbara and Hugh from Warren, in pleasant recollection of our acceptance at Bread Loaf. " 224 pgs. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few faint water droplet markings to spine only, some fading to lettering on spine (still legible), very shallow chipping at top and bottom spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A collection of short stories by "one of our finest artists in the short story genre." Warren Beck is the author of "Final Score" (received the Friends of American Writing Award), Into Thin Air (of which TIME said, "a minor novel with the grace and dignity appropriate to a major one"), and other works. 017940

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The Penderwicks - A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy, Birdsall, Jeanne
5 The Penderwicks - A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy
Birdsall, Jeanne
New York Alfred A. Knopf 2005 0375831436 / 9780375831430 Later printing Hardback Fine Fine Jacket 
Later printing of the first edition in as new condition. Clean white boards with blue spine, bright silver lettering on spine. No bumpng or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with no names, writing or marks. 262 pages. Clean bright dust jacket with National Book Award gold seal on front panel; no wear, no tears, no chips, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025993

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Frozen Fire, Bowler, Tim
6 Frozen Fire
Bowler, Tim
New York Philomel Books 2008 0399250530 / 9780399250538 First Hardcover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
Clean blue boards with silver lettering on spine. Very slight bumping to spine corners, very tiny bump to lower front board edge. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 328 pp. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A gripping, hair-raising mystery about a boy not of this world, and a girl determined to protect him. Carnegie Award-winning author. 018425

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Sunshot - Peril And Wonder in the Gran Desierto (The Southwest Center Series), Broyles, Bill
7 Sunshot - Peril And Wonder in the Gran Desierto (The Southwest Center Series)
Broyles, Bill
Tucson, Arizona University of Arizona Press 2006 0816525242 / 9780816525249 First Paperback 
Beautiful large trade paperback with French flaps. Text by Bill Broyles. Photographs by Michael P. Berman. No fading, chipping or creasing. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright. Small stamp mark at lower corner of half-title page: "Donated by the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute's Nature Writing Award Program." No other marks. Illustrated with gorgeous photographs throughout. 245 pages. Over the years, Bill Broyles has ventures into the sunshot territory of Northern Mexico, slogged across its salt flats and sand dunes, defied its deadly heat. These are his essays into the heart of a forbidding but beautiful land. Michael Berman's stark black and white photographs capture the desolate beauty of the desert while conveying a sense of Broyles' adventures. Gleaned from more than 4,000 images shot with a large-format camera, these exquisite photographs translate the desert's formidle monotone into finely-tuned sudies of light and represent some of the best photos ever taken of this mysterious region. 025684

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The Star Cafe, Caponegro, Mary
8 The Star Cafe
Caponegro, Mary
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1990 0-684-19113-X / 9780684191133 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean turquoise boards with black cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 180 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Winner of the General Electric Young Writers Award, a strikingly original debut for Mary Caponegro offering three stunning stories and one breathtaking novella linked by the theme of transformation. 8vo. Short Stories. 012896

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Elijah Of Buxton, Christopher Paul Curtis
9 Elijah Of Buxton
Christopher Paul Curtis
Scholastic Press 2007 0439023440 / 9780439023443 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Winner of both the Coretta Scott King Award and Newberry Honor medal. As new book and dust jacket. Very clean unworn boards with tight binding, all pages and edges clean and bright with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 341 pages + 3 pages "Author's Note." Clean crisp dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, with two foil medal awards on front panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Eleven year old Elijah is the first child born into freedom in Buxton, Canada, a settlement of runaway slaves just over the border from Detroit. He's best known in his hometown as the boy who made a memorable impression on Frederick Douglass. But things change when a former slave steals money from Elijah's friend, who has been saving to buy his family out of captivity in the South. Elijah embarks on a dangerous journey to America in pursuit of the thief, and discovers firsthand the unimaginable horrors of the life his parents fled. 026685

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Paths of Glory, Cobb, Humphrey
10 Paths of Glory
Cobb, Humphrey
New York Viking Press 1935 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in unclipped first issue jacket. Clean blue and rose cloth boards with gold title box across front board and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean; previous owner name neatly penned on front fixed endpaper. 265 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), has some edge wear and very small edge chips, small surface scrape below title on front panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Anti-war novel in World War I setting, made into award-winning MGM movie (1957) directed by Stanley Kubrick, starring Kirk Douglas. 022088

Price: 100.00 USD
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Everest - Mountain Without Mercy, Coburn, Broughton
11 Everest - Mountain Without Mercy
Coburn, Broughton
National Geographic Society 1997 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Signed
Beautifully clean book and dust jacket, SIGNED by one of the climber's featured in the book. Large book - size approx. 9-1/2" x 12". Very clean, unfaded dark blue cloth boards with white lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers - no previous owner markings. Introduction by Tim Cahill. Signed "Araceli" with a small drawing on page 32 next to Araceli Segarra's photo; again signed "Araceli" with a mountain drawing on page 233 next to her photograph. Beautifully illustrated with spectacular Imax camera images from the motion picture, "Everest." Afterword by David Breashears. 256 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Some additional Everest ephemera laid in. It took 2 years to perfect the specially modified IMAX camera and the team of photographers, filmmakers, scientists, and climbers who would work together to get it to the summit of Mt. Everest. It took two monthsto acclimate to the thin air and prepare for the final assault on the Death Zone--a region so high that without acclimatization, humans die within minutes. It took barely two terrifying days for the mountain to claim eight lives and turn the Everest Film Expedition team led by world-class mountaineer and award-winning filmmaker David Breashears, into eyewitnesses--and lifesavers--caught up in a tragedy that made headlines around the world. Here is a stunning portrait of the most majestic mountain on earth and a riveting firsthand account of the men and women who dare to challenge it. 026246

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The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead
12 The Underground Railroad
Colson Whitehead
New York Doubleday 2016 0385542364 / 9780385542364 Later printing Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Later printing of the First Edition in clean bright unclipped dust jacket. As new condition. Black boards with cream white spine, gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 306 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. This book won the Pulitzer Prize AND the National Book Award; circular seal for each appears on dust jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A magnficent story that chronicles a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. 026826

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The Race for the Triple Crown: Horses, High Stakes & Eternal Hope, Drape, Joe
13 The Race for the Triple Crown: Horses, High Stakes & Eternal Hope
Drape, Joe
New York Atlantic Monthly Press 2001 0-87113-785-2 / 9780871137852 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean original dust jacket. Clean black boards with bright gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean red endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 261 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Award-winning New York Times sportswriter Joe Drape sweeps the reader into the rush of the horse-racing season, giving a step-by-step look at the Triple Crown races and a no-holds-barred view of the sport's most illustrious participants. 015608

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House of Sand and Fog, Dubus, Andre
14 House of Sand and Fog
Dubus, Andre
New York W W Norton & Co Inc 1999 0393046974 / 9780393046977 First Hardcover Very Good very good Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with first edition statement and full number line on copyright page. Clean beige boards with gray spine, silver lettering on spine. Bumping and very slight wear to top and bottom spine edges, no tears. Tiny bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 365 pp. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, two very short closed edge tears at flap folds (under 1/2"). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Breathtaking novel, made into award-winning movie starring Ben Kingsley and Jennifer Connelly (2003). 018048

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Coyote V. Acme, Frazier, Ian
15 Coyote V. Acme
Frazier, Ian
New York Farrar Straus & Giroux 1996 0-374-13033-7 / 9780374130336 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean gold boards with red-orange spine, black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 118 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor in 1997 (circular award seal on front panel of dustjacket). Twenty-two side-splitting glimpses into some of the mroe oddball corners of the American mind. 8vo. Humor. 015680

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The Fugitive, Gascar, Pierre
16 The Fugitive
Gascar, Pierre
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1961 First Hardcover Near Fine near fine Jacket 
"First American Edition" stated on copyright page. Very clean unfaded red cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 319 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped (5.00 on front inside flap), unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Winner of prix goncourt award for literature in France, the unforgettable opening pages of this novel describe the flight of a hunted man. Having wounded or peerhaps killed a Nazi civilian, a young Frenchman escapes from prison camp into the chaos that was Germany in the last days of the war. 017920

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Seasons of a Finger Lakes Winery, Hartsock, John C
17 Seasons of a Finger Lakes Winery
Hartsock, John C
Ithaca, NY Cornell University Press 2011 0801448816 / 9780801448812 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unchipped dust jacket. As new condition. Clean cream boards with burgundy cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 187 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Gary and Rosemary Barletta's story of establishing an award-winning winery (Long Point Winery, on the eastern shore of Cayuga Lake) in the Finger Lakes area of New York, and what it is like to be winemakers in this beautiful region. 027451

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18 Crazy Horse in Stillness
Heyen, William
Brockport, NY BOA Editions, Ltd. 1996 1-880238-29-2 / 9781880238295 First Soft Cover Fine No Dustjacket Jacket Signed
First Printing clean bright softcover book, SIGNED by author. No creasing, curling or chipping. Gold seal on cover "Small Press Book Award Winner 1997". Pages and edges are clean and bright. 271 pgs. SIGNED by author on half-title page. No other marks. Trade Paperback. 010431

Price: 12.00 USD
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Across Five Aprils, Hunt, Irene
19 Across Five Aprils
Hunt, Irene
Chicago Follett Publishing Company 1964 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean original dust jacket, complete number line on copyright page 123456789). Winner of the 1964 Charles W. Follett Award. Very clean gray and rust red cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean map-illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Jacket and endpapers by Albert John Pucci. 224 pages. Jacket is clean, with very slight edge wear, no chips, some peeling/chipping to Follett Award seal on front panel, not price clipped (3.95 on front inside flap). Author photo and bio on rear inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024188

Price: 100.00 USD
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Diving The Indian Ocean, Jackson, Jack
20 Diving The Indian Ocean
Jackson, Jack
New York Rizzoli 1999 0847822338 / 9780847822331 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean first edition in beautiful unclipped dust jacket. Unfaded dark blue cloth boards with bright silver lettering on cover and spine. No wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean photo-illustrated dust jacket. No names, writing or marks. As new condition. Illustrated with maps, awe-inspiring photographs. 168 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped - enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Information and photographs from 95 of the Indian Ocean's most exciting and challenging dive sites, with contributions from many leading writers. Whether you want to plan a dive trip, or simply enjoy reading about diving with great white sharks, a team of well known divers and underwater photographers headed by author and award-winning photographer Jack jackson provides practical advice and a wealth of anecdotes about pioneering dives and spectacular discveries. More than 300 photographs, and detailed regional maps bring to life a wealth of dive sites. 026691

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