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SAINT CROIX NOTES - River Mornings, Radio Nights, Adams, Noah
1 SAINT CROIX NOTES - River Mornings, Radio Nights
Adams, Noah
New York W W Norton & Co Inc 1990 0393029050 / 9780393029055 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Signed
Stated First Edition (and First Printing, with full number line), SIGNED by author, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean purple boards with lighter purple cloth spine, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. Inscribed and signed by author on half-title page: "To Gretchen - Someone who care about the weather - the animals and memories of the land - With Thanks - Noah 11/5/90." 221 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. "This book is like bright, warm sunshine in the dead of a grey winter. Noah Adams can find the spirits in a river and in the woods and, describing them with freshness, making them ours. Saint Croix Notes is a powerful antidote to computers, telephones, and heavy traffic." - Clyde Edgerton (author of The Floatplane Notebooks). 025420

Price: 22.00 USD
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Handbook of Fine Brandies - The Definitive Taster's Guide to the World's Brandies, Brown, Gordon
2 Handbook of Fine Brandies - The Definitive Taster's Guide to the World's Brandies
Brown, Gordon
New York Macmillan 1991 0025173014 / 9780025173019 First Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean brown cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean golden brown endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated in black and white and full color. 160 pages. Dust jacket is clean, not price clipped, very slight edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025871

Price: 15.00 USD
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Gazella, Cloete, Stuart
3 Gazella
Cloete, Stuart
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1958 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, with "First Printing" stated on copyright page, in unclipped original jacket. Clean unfaded blue/black marbled boards with clean black spine, blue lettering on spine. Very tiny bump to lower corner of front board near spine, no fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean top-stained page edges. No names, writing or bookplates, very faint offset (shadow) to front endpapers from newspaper clipping). 275 pgs. Unfaded dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, slight wear to corners and one 1/4" closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A fast-moving story set in Africa, of four strangely assorted people in the forced intimacy ofthe bush, and ofthe elephant Chimboro whose living body was believed to contain the spirits of all the great chiefs of the Zulu and Matabele nations. 018469

Price: 20.00 USD
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In Good Hands: The Keeping of a Family Farm, Fish, Charles
4 In Good Hands: The Keeping of a Family Farm
Fish, Charles
New York Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1995 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Clean brown boards with small illustration on cover, black spine with gold lettering. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 229 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The heart and soul of a vital segment of American life is presented in this book, from a time when the farmer felt himself at the very center of the national experience to his ambiguous position today. A vivid evocation of a way of life that is deeply rooted in our history and our spirits, but receding into the landscape. 8vo. Agriculture. 014034

Price: 18.00 USD
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5 Spirits Rebellious
Gibran, Kahlil
New York Knopf 1974 17th Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Fine Jacket 
Very clean black cloth boards with gold decoration, bllind stamped lettering on cover; bright gold lettering on spine. No bumped corners, binding is tight & square. Pages are bright and clean. "One day I went in secret to my beloved" and date inscribed by previous giver on front free endpaper (no name). Bright clean dustjacket has not been price clipped, is unchipped and enclosed in new mylar cover. 8vo. Literature. 004185

Price: 10.00 USD
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Spirits Under Proof, Griffiths, Alan
6 Spirits Under Proof
Griffiths, Alan
London T. Werner Laurie Ltd. 1935 First Hardcover Very Good Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, in original illustrated jacket. Clean red cloth boards with black title box on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. A narrow line (less than 1/8") of slight fading at top spine edge, extending slightly to top front board edge. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean, with a little foxing to preliminaries and some light dust speckling to text block edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 252 pages + 4 pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book. Delightfully illustrated dust jacket is price clipped at lower corner of front inside flap, has two small edge chips, separated at front spine edge. Small red circular sticker (blank) on lower spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A satirical novel in which Albert Pawsey, a little Cockney "medium" gets in touch wit hthe spirit of Dean Swift, who dictates to him a sequel to Gullver's Travels. 021342

Price: 100.00 USD
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101 Champagne Cocktails, Haasarud, Kim
7 101 Champagne Cocktails
Haasarud, Kim
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008 0470169427 / 9780470169421 Later printing Trade Cloth Fine Fine Jacket 
As new condition - later printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Beautifully clean illustrated boards, no bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean pink endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated throughout with photographs by alexandra Grablewski. 128 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026020

Price: 15.00 USD
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Timeless Bounty: Food and Wine in New York's Finger Lakes, Pellechia, Thomas
8 Timeless Bounty: Food and Wine in New York's Finger Lakes
Pellechia, Thomas
Burford Books 2014 1580801757 / 9781580801751 First Paperback Fine 
First edition, first printing in as-new condition. Very clean color photo-illustrated covers - no creasing, curling or fading. Binding is tight, pages and edges are all clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with full color photographs. 176 pages with index. Thomas Pellechia has woven a colorful mosaic of places, products, and people which captures the many aspects that make the Finger Lakes one of the most special places on earth. Includes recipes for food, wine, cider and spirits. 027699

Price: 20.00 USD
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In A Glass Lightly: Notes on Wine and Wining, Ray, Cyril
9 In A Glass Lightly: Notes on Wine and Wining
Ray, Cyril
New York A. S. Barnes 1969 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First American Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean unfaded green cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrations by Quentin Blake. 194 pages with index. Dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A light-hearted account of one man's enjoyment of life in general, but of wine in particular--and other liquid indulgences! Mr. Ray traveled widely and drunk adventurously, from the Clos des Pyramides in Egypt to eau de vie of holly-berries in Alsace, and he has engaging stories to tell. 027526

Price: 15.00 USD
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Land of Dahori: Tales of New Guinea, Ruhen, Olaf
10 Land of Dahori: Tales of New Guinea
Ruhen, Olaf
Philadelphia/New York J. B. Lippincott 1957 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean turquoise cloth boards with illustration on cover, black lettering and decoration on spine. Tiny bump to one corner tip, no fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 278 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with very slight wear to corners, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Author explores a writer's paradise--a land of witchcraft and taboos, evil spirits and pagan idols; a land invaded by white men--with their own separate beliefs, customs and innovations--who set up courts of justice and lead dangerous patrols into unknown territory. 8vo. Adventure. 013897

Price: 30.00 USD
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11 Ghosts Vivisected: An Impartial Inquiry into Their manners, Habits, Mentality, Motives and physical Construction
Stirling, A. M. W.
New York Citadel 1958 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean black boards with blue cloth spine, black spine with blue lettering. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 186 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, no tears, with a mere hint of slight edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Paranormal. 010760

Price: 20.00 USD
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Mother and Four, Wilder, Isabel
12 Mother and Four
Wilder, Isabel
New York Coward McCann 1933 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Third Printing, SIGNED by author, in clean original jacket. Clean yellow-beige cloth boards with brown lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with neatly penned previous owner inscription on front free endpaper. Signed by author on front free endpaper: "Cordially Yours, Isabel Wilder / New Haven - March 29, 1933." 308 pages. Clean illustrated dustjacket is unchipped, has one tiny closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A really nice signed copy of this author's first novel, and author was Thornton Wilder's sister. The story of Laura Derwent, left a widow with four children, the oldest fifteen, the youngest eight, facing the problem of how to feed their bodies and form their spirits that they may eventually attain that fullness of life which every mother hopes for her children. A second man eventually comes into her life, and she is faced with still another problem--her own personal happiness or that of her children. 021364

Price: 200.00 USD
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