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The Emperor of Ocean Park, Carter, Stephen L
1 The Emperor of Ocean Park
Carter, Stephen L
New York Alfred A. Knopf 2002 0375413634 / 9780375413636 First Hardback Very Good+ Fine Jacket Signed
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, SIGNED by author, in clean original unclipped jacket. Clean red boards with black spine, bright silver lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Very slight surface wear to board edges, no bumping. Clean endpapers; no previous owner markings. Briefly inscribed and signed, dated by author on title page. 657 pp. Clean unfaded jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Sign first edition of author's fiction debut which won high acclaim from the critics. The book is set in two privileged worlds: the upper crust African American society of the Eastern seaboard and the inner circle of an Ivy League law school. It tells the story of a complex family with a single, seductive link to the shadowlands of crime. 019521

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The Confessions of an English Opium Eater, de Quincy, Thomas
2 The Confessions of an English Opium Eater
de Quincy, Thomas
New York Hartsdale House 1932 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Laurence W. Chaves, Illustrator 
First Edition thus in clean dust jacket. Clean beige cloth boards with decoration on cover, brown lettering and small decoration on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Haunting illustrations by Laurence W. Chaves. 228 pages. Clean dust jacket has slight edge wear, price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap (partial $ sign showing). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The strange, bizarre and fantastic tale of De Quincy's struggle with the opium habit. Begun because of a chronic ailment, De Quincy soon found himself in the grip of the drug for its pleasurable effects. This is the story of his struggle against the drug, his experiences while taking it. The illustrations by Laurence W. Chaves have the quality of the wild dreams about which De Quincy wrote. 026269

Price: 25.00 USD
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Walking to Listen - 4,000 Miles Across America, One Story At A Time, Forsthoefel, Andrew
3 Walking to Listen - 4,000 Miles Across America, One Story At A Time
Forsthoefel, Andrew
New York Bloomsbury 2017 1632867001 / 9781632867001 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean bright yellow-gold boards with gold lettering on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean map-illustrated endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 371 pages + Bibliography and "About the Author." Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no fading, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. At 23, Andrew Forsthoefel walked out the back door of his home in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, with a backpack, an audio recorder, his copies of Whitman and Rilke, and a sign that read "Walking to Listen." He had just graduated from Middlebury College and was ready to begin his adult life, but he didn't know how. So he decided he'd walk. And listen. It would be a cross-country quest for guidance, and everyone he met would be his guide. 025214

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The Sign of Jonah, Hale, Nancy
4 The Sign of Jonah
Hale, Nancy
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1950 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
First Edition, with "A" on copyright page. Clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fraying; slight surface wear to corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking, pages are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. 413 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has very small corner chip, slight edge wear, small closed edge tears. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 016880

Price: 10.00 USD
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At the Sign of the Wild Horse, Hasbrouck, Louise Seymour
5 At the Sign of the Wild Horse
Hasbrouck, Louise Seymour
New York Century 1930 First Hardcover Near Fine no dust jacket Ruth King, Illustrator 
Beige cloth boards with black lettering and decoration on cover, black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated in black and white by Ruth King. 215 pages. 027112

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Gift of Wings: An Aerial Celebration of Canada, Hiebert, Carl
6 Gift of Wings: An Aerial Celebration of Canada
Hiebert, Carl
Erin, Ontario, Canada Boston Mills Press 1995 155046129X / 9781550461299 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Signed
Third Edition, SIGNED by the author, in clean unchipped slipcase. As new condition. Clean unfaded blue boards with bright gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean deep blue endpapers. Signed by the author on half-title page: "Carl E. Hiebert.' No other writing or marks. Gorgeous full color photographs throughout taken over Canada from the air. 179 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped; enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An amazing book written and photographed by an amazing man, Carl Hiebert, who after traveling the world and indulging his passion for adventure sports, from scuba-diving to sky-diving, was suddenly made a paraplegic by a freak hang-gliding accident. After two months in recovery and two weeks in rehabilitation, he place a GONE FISHING sign on his hospital door and, with the help of a friend, made his way to a farmer's field where a single-seat ultralight aircraft was waiting. Within two years of his accident, he opened a flight school and became Canada's first paraplegic ultralight flight instructor. In 1986 he became the first Canadian to fly across Canada in an ultralight. Hi epic two-month, 5,000 flight concluded at Expo '86 in Vancouver and raised over $100,000 for the Canadian Paraplegic Association. A truly inspirational tale of human potential. 027291

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International Library of Technology - Sign and Banner Making, Practical Design and Ornament, International Textbook Company
7 International Library of Technology - Sign and Banner Making, Practical Design and Ornament
International Textbook Company
International Textbook Company 1907 Hardcover Very Good 
Lovely solid book, three-quarter leather binding. Shallow chipping to leather at top spine edge; clean green cloth boards with leather spine and corners. Small spot of wear-through at two corner tips. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, pages and edges are clean. Beautiful marbled endpapers, red text block edges. Illustrated with color and black and white photographs, drawings. 239 pages + 4 pages of index. In removable protective mylar. "From a series of texbooks for persons engaged in the engineering professions and trades or for those who desire information concerning them. Fully illustrated and containing numerous practical examples and their solutions." NOTE: We have other titles/subjects from this series - please inquire if interested. 027306

Price: 75.00 USD
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8 The Sign of The Flying Goose - A Guide to the National Wildlife Refuges
Laycock, George
Garden City Natural History Press 1965 First Hard Cover VG+ VG Jacket 
299 pgs. VG+ in VG DJ - new mylar cover Very clean and tight blue-green cloth book with black spine, gold lettering on spine, gold flying goose on spine. Maps on endpapers. No names or writing inside. Forward by Stuart Udall. Illustrated with photographs and maps. Dust jacket has a tiny bit of wear at top of spine, no other chips or tears, not price clipped. 8vo. Nature. 002182

Price: 10.00 USD
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The Sign of the Spider, Mitford, Bertram
9 The Sign of the Spider
Mitford, Bertram
London Methuen & Co. 1896 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket James Greig, Illustrator 
First Edition. Clean green cloth boards with black illustration and lettering on cover, stamped gold lettering on spine. A few small dents to board edges; no fraying or wear-through. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers; very small blind-stamped embossment at top edge of front free endpaper. Illustrated by James Greig (four, including frontispiece with tissue guard). 312 pages + 37 pages of publisher's catalog/information at rear of book. A very scarce first edition of a horror tale involviing a man-eating spider, set in colonial Africa. 025532

Price: 250.00 USD
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The Moon is Down, Steinbeck, John
10 The Moon is Down
Steinbeck, John
New York Viking Press 1942 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, later state in original dust jacket. Blue cloth boards with blind-stamped lettering on cover, silver lettering on spine. Very light soiling, no bumping or wear. Binding is tight, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name neatly penned on front free endpaper. "First Published in March 1942" on copyright page. No printer's name on copyright page. No printer's error on page 112 (no period between talk this in line 11). 188 pages. Clean illustrated jacket has slight edge wear, corners of flaps are angled - upper corner of front inside flap is price clipped, with edge of dollar sign just visible. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025040

Price: 55.00 USD
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The Moon is Down, Steinbeck, John
11 The Moon is Down
Steinbeck, John
New York Viking Press 1942 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition, with "First Published in March 1942" on copyright page, no additional printings, and no printer statement on copyright page. Second state, where errant period has been corrected between 'talk' and 'this' on page 112, line 11. Book is very clean with unfaded blue cloth, bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with tasteful previous owner bookplate on front pastedown. 188 pages. In second state dust jacket that has been price clipped (tiny piece of dollar sign showing). Illustrated jacket is clean with very slight age-toning, some edge nicks and corner wear, short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026971

Price: 50.00 USD
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