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1 American Fiction 1920-1940
Beach, Joseph Warren
New York MacMillan 1941 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean blue cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 371 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket is corner clipped but price is intact, small bit of loss at top of spine, 1" closed edge tear, slight corner wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. This book covers the work (and the writers behind the work) of Hemingway, Faulkner, Wolfe, Erskine Caldwell, John Marquand, John Steinbeck and more. 8vo. Literature. 008669

Price: 20.00 USD
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In Advance of the Landing: Folk Concepts of Outer Space, Curran, Douglas
2 In Advance of the Landing: Folk Concepts of Outer Space
Curran, Douglas
New York / London Abbeville Press 2001 0789207087 / 9780789207081 Updated and Expanded Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Updated and Expanded Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean unfaded black cloth boards with blind-stamped lettering on cover, bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean decorated endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Foreword by Tom Wolfe. Liberally illustrated with full color and black & white photographs. 144 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears; enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A fascinating book that shows with compassionate insight how deeply man's longing for extraplanetary contact is felt. Over the course of eight years, Douglas Curran traveled across the North American continent and recorded--in sympathetic words and perceptive photographs--the ideas and experiences of individuals whose obsession with outer space inspired them to create elaborate homemade spaceships and even more elaborate belief systems. 027845

Price: 30.00 USD
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Tales from the Underground - A Natural History of Subterranean Life, David W. Wolfe
3 Tales from the Underground - A Natural History of Subterranean Life
David W. Wolfe
Cambridge, Massachusetts Perseus Publishing 2001 0738201286 / 9780738201283 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Signed
Stated First Printing with full number line, SIGNED by the author, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean unfaded black boards with yellow spine, black lettering on spine. No wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers - no previous owner markings. Signed by the author on title page: "D. Wolfe". Illustrated with drawings and photogrpahs. 221 pages with index. Clean crisp dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. There are over one billion organisms in a pinch of soil, and many of them perform functions essential to all life on the planet. Yet we know much more about deep space than about the universe below. In this book, Cornell ecologist David W. Wolfe takes us on a spectacular tour of this unfamiliar subterranean world, introducing us to the bizarre creatures that live there, as well as the devoed scientists who study them. 026684

Price: 25.00 USD
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Cape Cod Folks, McLean, Sally Pratt
4 Cape Cod Folks
McLean, Sally Pratt
Boston De Wolfe, Fiske & Company 1881 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
Decorated American trade binding. Brown cloth boards with black decoration, gold title box and lettering on cover, gold title box and black decoration on spine. No fraying. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name and place neatly penned on front free endpaper. Frontispiece illustration in black and white. Chapter I heading illustration. 337 pages. 024417

Price: 25.00 USD
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And Be A Villain, Stout, Rex
5 And Be A Villain
Stout, Rex
New York Viking Press 1948 Book Club Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Book Club edition in clean original dust jacket. Clean gray cloth boards with green lettering on cover and spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean but tanned; no names, writing or marks. Clean blank endpapers. 216 pages. Clean bright dust jacket has mere hint of edge wear, a few tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Nero and Archie, with expert nonchalance, investigate the strange doings of a lady broadcaster, a racetrack oracle, and a mathematical wizard. 025828

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The New Atlantis and Other Novellas of Science Fiction, Ursula K. Le Guin, James Tiptree Jr, Gene Wolfe (Edited by Robert Silverberg)
6 The New Atlantis and Other Novellas of Science Fiction
Ursula K. Le Guin, James Tiptree Jr, Gene Wolfe (Edited by Robert Silverberg)
New York Hawthorn Books 1975 0801553598 / 9780801553592 First Unknown Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean blue faux leather boards with blue cloth spine, bright silver lettering on spine - as new condition. Binding is tight, hinges are sound, pages and edges are clean and bright. No fading, bumping or wear. Clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Introduction by Robert Silverberg. Novellas include: "Silhouette", "The New Atlantis", "A Momentary Taste of Being". 180 pages. Dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped (7.95 on front inside flap), one tiny closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026251

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Enigma of Thomas Wolfe: Biographical and Critical Selections, Walser, Richard (editor)
7 The Enigma of Thomas Wolfe: Biographical and Critical Selections
Walser, Richard (editor)
Cambridge Harvard University Press 1953 Signed Limited Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket Signed
SIGNED LIMITED EDITION (No. 191 of 301 copies) autographed by the editor, Richard Walser (Asheville Edition). No other marks. Very clean orange cloth boards with red cloth spine, gold stamped lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. 313 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 012550

Price: 30.00 USD
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Taken at the Flood - The Human Drama As Seen by Modern American Novelists, Watkins, Ann (Editor)
8 Taken at the Flood - The Human Drama As Seen by Modern American Novelists
Watkins, Ann (Editor)
New York Harper & Brothers 1946 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in original unclipped jacket. Clean brown cloth boards with black lettering and decorative title box on cover, black title box with gold lettering on spine. Very small bump to one corner tip, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Introduction by Ann Watkins. 376 pages. Dust jacket is clean, not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), small rust mark from paper clip on front inside flap, a few small chips and edge nicks. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. In scenes chosen for their emotional intensity, this anthology covers almost the whole range of human life, as it has been reflected in our fiction. Comedy and tragedy, conflict and tenderness, meetings and partings, first love, birth and death -- in short, the rounded cycle of man's fate from cradle to grave. Authors include Sherwood Anderson, John Steinbeck, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Pearl Buck, Sinclair Lewis, Thomas Wolfe, Ernest Hemingway and other greats. 021938

Price: 15.00 USD
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