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[The Rolling Stones].
The Rolling Stones 50.
A Fine copy in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with a tiny nick to the head of the spine. The Rolling Stones 50 is the only officially authorized book to celebrate the half century milestone of the greatest rock n roll band still actively performing.. With privileged access to a wealth of unseen and rare material, it is packed with superb reportage photography, contact sheets, negative strips, outtakes and so much more, from every period in the band's history. With more than 1,000 illustrations, it also features some of the most rare and interesting Stones memorabilia in existence: international posters, draft record cover art, bubblegum cards, jigsaws and other previously unpublished treasures specially photographed for this volume.

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[Rolling Stone Magazine] Hagan, Joe.
Sticky Fingers. The Life and Times of Jann Wnner and Rolling Stone Magazine.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. The story of Jann Wenner, Rolling Stone's founder, editor, and publisher, and the pioneering era he helped curate, is told here for the first time in glittering, glorious detail. Joe Hagan provides readers with a backstage pass to storied concert venues and rock-star hotel rooms; he tells never before heard stories about the lives of rock stars and their handlers; he details the daring journalism (Tom Wolfe, Hunter S. Thompson, P.J. O’Rourke) and internecine office politics that accompanied the start-up; he animates the drug and sexual appetites of the era; and he reports on the politics of the last fifty years that were often chronicled in the pages of Rolling Stone magazine.

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[Rocketry] Walters, Helen B.
Herman Oberth: Father of Space Travel. With an Introductionby Herman Oberth.
A Fine copy in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with just a touch of edge wear. Hermann Oberth is considered one of the founding fathers of rocketry and astronautics, along with the American Robert Goddard. As a young man in Romania, Oberth was obsessed with the problems of space travel just as the world was engaging in the First World War. During that war, Oberth, when not working in a medical unit, conducted research on missle projects. In 1929, he published his rejected thesis on rocketry entitled "By Rocket into Planetary Space" which caught the attention of the young German scientist Werner von Braun. During the Second World War Oberth, after becoming a German citizen, worked alongside von Braun in developing the German V-2 rockets. After the war, he again joined von Braun this time working for the U.S. Army designing and building space-bound rockets. Oberth retired and moved back to Germany in 1958 but not without imagining a number of futuristic ideas including a Moon car, space stations, and a telescope orbiting the planet.

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[Poetry] Rilke, Rainer Maria.
Rilke. New Poems. Translatexd from the German by Joseph Cadora with a foreword by Robert Hass.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine dust jacket. This volume contains many of Rilke's most iconic pieces. Translator Joseph Cadora has created the definitive English-language version through meticulous faithfulness to Rilke's German and insightful commentary on each of the 400-plus poems. Bilingual.

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[Lewis and Clark] Tubbs, Stephanie Ambrose with Clay Straus Jenkinson.
The Lewis and Clark Companion: An Encyclopedic Guide to the Voyage of Discovery.
A Near Fine copy with a remainder dot to the bottom edge in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. never did find the fabled Northwest Passage, but over twenty-eight months, the Corps of Discovery traveled more than eight thousand miles through eleven future states, named scores of places and rivers, met with many Native American tribes, and wrote the first descriptions of heretofore unknown plants and animals. By the end of their trip, Lewis and Clark had navigated and named two thirds of the American continent. This book contains over five hundred lively and fascinating entries on everything from the members of the expedition and the places they went to the weapons and tools, trade goods, and medicines they carried, along with the food and amusements that sustained them.

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[Food Writing] Shields, David.
The Culinarians. Lives and Careers from the First Age of American Fine Dining.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. The author profiles 175 influential cooks and restaurateurs in this beautifully produced encyclopedic history of the rise of professional cooking in America from the early republic to Prohibition. Altogether, Culinarians is a delightful compendium of charcuterie-makers, pastry-pipers, caterers, railroad chefs, and cooking school matrons—not to mention drunks, temperance converts, and gangsters—who all had a hand in creating the first age of American fine dining and its legacy of conviviality and innovation that continues today.

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[Native American Spirituality] Storm, Hyemeyohsts.
Song of Heyoehkah.
A Near Fine copy in illustrated paperback binding. In this second novel by the best-selling author of SEVEN ARROWS, Little Wolf, a follower of the Old Way, is the sole survivor of a village massacre. As he travels, his adventures mirror an inner search along the hidden pathways of the mind and heart. Estchimah is a female shaman. Her path to self-discovery leads through dazzling worlds of natural beauty, dream landscapes, and the borderlands where these spheres overlap. SONG OF HEYOEKHAH is a Vision Quest, a search for meaning, harmony, and balance that returns the reader to "the time of the Medicine Ways," "the place of imagination," and the very heart of human nature, in a compelling, unforgettable, and magical reading experience.

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[Native American Spirituality] Storm, Hyemeyohsts.
Seven Arrows.
A Near Fine copy in illustrated paperback binding. This is the first book about the ancient ways of the Plains Indians to be written entirely by an Indian. A heartbreaking story of victory, defeat, and of a spiritual search in a profane world, this is the story of Night Bear and his people. It is the tale of the land they cherish and the lives they hold sacredStorm is a member of the Northern Cheyenne who learned from childhood the Sun Dance, the Medicine Wheel and was trained to be a Shield Maker and a member of the brotherhood of the Shield.

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[George Custer] Gray, John S.
Custer's Last Campaign. Mitch Boyer and the Little Big Horn Reconstructed. Foreword by Robert M. Utley.li.
A Fine tight unread copy in a Fine dust jacket. The author has applied rigorous analysis as no previous historian has done to these oft-analyzed events. His detailed time-motion study of the movements of the various participants frankly boggles the mind of this reviewer. No one will be able to write of this battle again without reckoning with Gray"-Thomas W. Dunlay, Journal of American History "Gray challenges many time~honored beliefs about the battle. Perhaps most significantly, he brings in as much as possible the testimony of the Indian witnesses, especially that of the young scout Curley, which generations of historians have dismissed for contradictions that Gray convincingly demonstrates were caused not by Curley but by the assumptions made by his questioners.

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Lewis, Meriwether and William Clark.
The Journals of Lewis and Clark. Abridged by Anthony Brandt with an afterword by Herman J. Viola.
A Fine tight unread copy in a Fine bright dust jacket. The journals of Lewis and Clark constitute the first American epic presenting a rich tapestry of the West's natural wonders, high adventure and the challenging daily toil of leading an expedition across the expansive western regions of the United States.

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[American Revolution] Lossing, Benson J.
The Pictorial Field-Book of the Revolution; or, Illustrations by Pen and Pencil, of the History, Biography, Scenery, Relics, and
Both volumes are Very Good plus with light rubbing to the extremities in brown cloth boardswith gold stamping on the spine and front board. Discreet previous owner name on front flyleaf otherwise no marks or writing in the books. Lossing is considered one of the most prolific historians who was particularly focused on the history surrounding the founding and the framing of the Constitution of United States of America. Lossing's significance as a historian derives from his diligence in seeking out primary records, his interviews with participants of events and intimates of his biographical subjects, and his care to weigh and contrast details of his various sources. These volumes feature over 1100 engravings by Lossing

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[Gurdjieff] Bennett, J. G.
Gurdjieff: Making a New World.
A Fine tight copy in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with a touch of rubbing. The author has researched Gurdjieff's early life and the sources of his beliefs that found their way into his teachings. Bennett also provides an interpretation of Gurdjieff's message and outlines the methods that he used in delivering his message to his followers.

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[Poetry Essays] Heaney, Seamus.
Finders Keepers. Selected Prose 1971-2001.
A Near Fine copy with a small dent to the lower of the front board in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. Whether autobiographical, topical, or specifically literary, these writings circle the central preoccupying questions of Seamus Heaney's career: "How should a poet properly live and write? What is his relationship to be to his own voice, his own place, his literary heritage and the contemporary world?" This collection includes Heaney's finest lectures and a rich variety of pieces not previously collected in volume form, ranging from short newspaper articles to radio commentaries. In its soundings of a wide range of poets -- Irish and British, American and Eastern European, predecessors and contemporaries -- Finders Keepers is, as its title indicates, "an announcement of both excitement and possession."

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[Memoir] Merwin, W.S.
Summer Doorways: A Memoir.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. Summer Doorways captures Merwin at a pivotal time in his life, just a few years before he won the Yale Younger Poets Award in 1952 for his first book, A Mask for Janus. The moment was, as the author writes, “an entire age just before it was gone, like a summer.” Traveling with him through his “splendidly detailed and sensuous descriptions,” readers have the privilege of glimpsing “recollections that capture lost time and trace the making of a poet”

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{Cocktails] Baird, Sarah.
New Orleans Cocktail. An elegant collection of over 100 recipes inspired by the Big Easy.
A Fine tight copy in illustrated boards without dust jacket as issued. Immerse yourself in the magic and mystery of New Orleans with this fun and elegant new guide to the best bars and cocktails of the city. Far more than just a cocktail recipe book, New Orleans Cocktails features signature creations by the best mixologists in the Big Easy, inspired by Crescent City musicians, writers, and revolutionaries alike. Along with soundtrack suggestions, bartending techniques and preparations, tips for the first-time New Orleans visitor, and cocktail terminology, you'll also learn to master more than 100 of New Orleans' most exciting cocktails and bartender originals, including: *New Orleans classics like the Sazerac (at the Sazerac Bar, of course) and Arnaud's twist on the French 75 *Drinks inspired by the city's history, like the absinthe-filled Jean LaFitte Cocktail *Iconic drinks like the Classic Hurricane that will transport you to Bourbon Street

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[Poetry] Heaney, Seamus.
Electric Light: Poems.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. This collection by Seamus Heaney travels widely in time and space, visiting the sites of the classical world and revisiting the poet's childhood: rural electrification and the light of ancient evenings are reconciled within the orbit of a single lifetime. This is a book about origins (not least, the origins of words) and oracles: the places where things start from, the ground of understanding -- whether in Arcadia or Anahorish, the sanctuary at Epidaurus or the Bann valley in County Derry. Electric Light ranges from short takes to conversation poems. The pre-Socratic wisdom that everything flows is held in tension with the elegizing of friends and fellow poets.

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[Cookery] Ross, Peter.
The Curious Cookbook: Viper Soup, Badger Ham, Stewed Sparrows & 100 more Historic Recipes.
A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. From the frugal to the fantastical, The Curious Cookbook "features the most unusual and fascinating recipes from historical cookbooks dating from the Middle Ages to the Second World War. While all of the featured recipes can be recreated, they also offer fascinating insights into the cultural, economic, and regional aspects of the eras. Never before have examples from so many rare and exotic cookbooks been available in a single volume, promising entertaining and informative recipes for cooks, as well as history buffs.

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(Hemingway, Ernest) Joost, Nicholas.
Ernest Hemingway and the Little Magazines: The Paris Years.
A Near Fine copy with a previous owner name on flyleaf in a Near Fine dj with slight fading to the spine. This study of Hemingway's early writing apprenticeship focuses on the five years between 1921 when he first arrived in Paris until 1926 when he published The Sun Also Rises. During this period Hemingway's relationship as a writer and editor focused on the small literary magazines and his newspaper writings where he forged his unique style.

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[Food Lore] Salter, James and Kay.
Life is Meals: A Food Lover's Book of Days.
A Fine tight unread copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. The authors have compiled a rich collection of daily tributes to culinary wisdom, history, recipes, and literary pleasures in this sophisticated yet practical tribute to the glory of food and drink. Included are such tasty tidbits as: the final menu of the Titanic, John Irving's meatball recipe, Balzac's love of coffee, and much more.

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[Paris in the 20s] Hemingway, Ernest.
A Moveable Feast: Sketches of the Author's Life in Paris in the Twenties.
A Fine copy in a Near Fine price clipped dust jacket. with a thin printing abrasion to the rear panel. A Moveable Feast is a memoir by American author Ernest Hemingway about his years as an expatriate writer in Paris in the 1920s. The book describes Hemingway's apprenticeship as a young writer while he was married to his first wife, Hadley. Other people featured in the book include Aleister Crowley, Ezra Pound, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ford Madox Ford, Evan Shipman, Hilaire Belloc, Pascin, John Dos Passos, Wyndham Lewis, James Joyce, Gertrude Stein and Hermann von Wedderkop. The book was not published during Hemingway's lifetime, but edited from his manuscripts and notes by his fourth wife and widow, Mary Hemingway. It was published posthumously in 1964, three years after Hemingway's death.

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Bass. Rick.
The Watch: Stories.
A Near Fine copy with a hint of fading to the spine in illustrated paper wraps. This collection of ten short stories is Bass's third book. The stories include: Mexico; Choteau; The Watch, Cats and student, Bubbles and Abysses; Juggernaut; Mississippi; In Ruth's Country; Wild Horses; The Government Bears; and Redfish.

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Harrison, Jim.
The Theory and Practice of Rivers and New Poems.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine dust jacket. The long title sequence of Harrison's seventh poetry collection is a journey upward from tragedy and unconsciousness, a fitful amalgam of memory and myth, meditation and nightmare, lucidity and delirium. It's the life-passing-before-one's-eyes at the precipice of death rendered in tranquility. In "trying to become alert enough to live," the narrator sinks and surfaces, clutching at vivid bits of psychic debris that collectively define "the longest journey taken in a split second." Harrison combines the rustic, the portentous, and the wry ("I had forgotten what it was I liked/ about life. I hear if you own a chimpanzee/ they cease at a point to be funny") with mixed but often penetrating results. Spare, idiographic illustrations by Russell Chatham

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[Art Letters] O'keeffe, Georgia and Alfred Stieglitz.
My Faraway One: Selected Letters of Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz.
A Fine tight unread copy in a Fine dust jacket. There are few couples in the history of 20th-century American art and culture more prominent than Georgia O’Keeffe (1887–1986) and Alfred Stieglitz (1864–1946). Between 1915, when they first began to write to each other, and 1946, when Stieglitz died, O’Keeffe and Stieglitz exchanged over 5,000 letters (more than 25,000 pages) that describe their daily lives in profoundly rich detail. This long-awaited volume features some 650 letters, carefully selected and annotated by leading photography scholar Sarah Greenough. In O’Keeffe’s sparse and vibrant style and Stieglitz’s fervent and lyrical manner, the letters describe how they met and fell in love in the 1910s; how they carved out a life together in the 1920s; how their relationship nearly collapsed during the early years of the Depression; and how it was reconstructed in the late 1930s and early 1940s. At the same time, the correspondence reveals the creative evolution of their art and ideas; their friendships with many of the most influential figures in early American modernism (Charles Demuth, Arthur Dove, Marsden Hartley, John Marin, and Paul Strand, to name a few).

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[Cookbook] Waters, Alice.
Chez Panisse Cafe Cookbook.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. This copy is signed by Alice Waters. In this volume Waters and her staff of cooks offer more than 140 of the cafe's best recipes as well as chapter-opening essays on the relationships Waters created with local farmers, foragers and purveyors. Illustrated thoughout with David Goines colored block prints.

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[Food Writing] Fisher, M.F.K.
As They Were.
A Fine copy in a Very Good plus unclipped dust jacket with a closed edge tear and light edge wear. A fine collection of 20 essays centered on variopus setting from Southern California to France. Includes her portrait of Gare de Lyon and her widely reprinted account of a memorable lunch at a country mill in France.

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[Cookery] .
Andre Simon's French Cook Book. Revised by Crosby Gaige.
A Near Fine copy with a previous owner inscription in a Very Good plus unclipped dust jacket with light edge wear to the extremities. This aristocrat of cook books (originally published in 1938) now speaks the language of the American housewife in this revised edition. Crosby Gaige has made a thorough revision using American weights and measures and confining the menus to foods available in American markets. When the first edition appeared it was called "a classic of its kind...required reading for every civilized adult."

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[U.S. Cavalry] Whitman, S.E.
The Troopers. An Informal History of the Plains Cavalry 1865-1890.
A Fine copy in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with a small chip to the bottom edge of the front panel. The cavalry writes about in this book existed from 1865 to 1890 and was informally known as the Plains Cavalry. Formed at the end of the Civil War in 1865, the Plains Cavalry was charged with protecting American settlers, railroaders, wagon trains, businesses, gold seekers and others from Indian attacks. The Plains Cavalry was meant to operate primarily on the western frontiers of the expanding nation. At that time almost anything west of the Mississippi River was considered the frontier. Most Americans living east of the Mississippi had no idea of the danger, deprivation or hardship encountered by those who lived on the other side of the river. This history is a clear-eyes description of the troopers as they really were.

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[Indian Medicine Men] Corlett, William Thomas M.D.
The Medicine-Man of the American Indian and His Cultural Background.
A Near Fine copy in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with light age soiling. The author of this volume is a distinguished dermatologist who has selected as a hobby the life and culture of the American Indian. While the title of his book is "The Medicine-Man," the book is in no sense of the word a medical book, for it must be understood that the medicine-man of the Indian was much more the priest than he was the physician. Thus it becomes necessary for Dr. Corlett to discuss the origin and culture of the Indian medicine-men and priests of the various North American and South American tribes. Then he devotes one section of his book to child bearing, and another to foods and materia medica of the Indians. The book is beautifully printed and handsomely illustrated, supplemented by a good bibliography and an index, and all together is a fine volume as a gift to any one whose interest lies in our aboriginal peoples.

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[Cookery] Oliver, Raymond.
The Wine and Food Society's Guide to Classic Sauces and their Preparation.
A Fine copy in a Near Fine price clipped dust jacket. Raymond Oliver, patron of that famous Paris restaurant, Le Grand Vefour and author of Gastronomy of France, is well qualified to write a treatise on the history and technique of making the classic French sauces. This book deals with many variations, both French and exotic, but its primary purpose is to teach that most delicate art -- the correct preparation of the great foundation sauces. The author begins by announcing that if a cook can learn the correct way to make three sauces, all the rest will follow. He selects Mayonnaise, to represent the hot and cold emulsified sauces, Espagnole to represent sauces in which tomato is required, and Bechamel to represent the sauces in which flour is used. Sauce making is the very soul of cooking, he adds, and once the basics have been mastered everything else will follow.

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[Food Writing] Prud'homme, Alex.
The French Chef in America. Julia Child's Second Act.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. In this follow-up to My Life in France—Julia Child’s beloved and best-selling memoir—her co-author and grandnephew, Alex Prud’homme, chronicles Julia’s rise from home cook to the first celebrity chef. While at the beginning of her career Julia’s name was synonymous with French cooking, she fashioned a new identity in the 1970s, reinventing and Americanizing herself. Here we see her dealing with difficult colleagues and the challenges of fame, and ultimately using her newfound celebrity to create what would become a totally new type of food television. The story of a remarkable woman who found her true voice in middle age and profoundly shaped our relationship with food, The French Chef in America is a fascinating look at the second act of a unique culinary icon.

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[Northwest History] Watt, Roberta Frye.
Four Wagons West. The Story of Seattle.
A Very Good plus copy in a Very Good unclipped dust jacket with the price of $2.50 present. This copy is warmly inscribed by the authorThis is the true first edition of this title which has been reprinted many times under the Binsford & Mort publishing imprint. This straight- forward and simply told account of the founding and first fifty years of Seattle is based on the original journals of the Denny party who made the overland trip to the Northwest in 1851. Includes first-hand observation of Indian uprisings and wars, Chief Seattle, the White River massacre, the Mercer girls - and even a bit of romance. The author was the granddaughter of one of the original settlers of Seattle and used primary resources to write this book.

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[Erotica] Nin, Anais.
Delta of Venue: Erotica.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. In Delta of Venus, Anais Nin pens a lush, magical world where the characters of her imagination possess the most universal of desires and exceptional of talents. Among these provocative stories, a Hungarian adventurer seduces wealthy women then vanishes with their money; a veiled woman selects strangers from a chic restaurant for private trysts; and a Parisian hatmaker named Mathilde leaves her husband for the opium dens of Peru. Her most commercially successful books were her erotica published as Delta of Venus (1977) and Little Birds (1979).

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[Erotica] Nin, Anais.
Little Birds--Erotica.
A Fine tight copy in Fine, uncliipped dust jacket. Little Birds is Anaïs Nin's second published work of erotica, published in 1979 (two years after her death)[1] but apparently written in the early 1940s when she was part of a group "writing pornography for a dollar a day."[2] The book is a collection of thirteen short stories. The sexual topics covered are quite varied from pedophilia to lesbianism and many of the same characters that appear in Delta of Venus, her first published book of erotica, make appearances here.

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Borges, Jprge Luis.
Collected Fictions, Selected Poems, Selected Non-Fictions. Three Volumes.
All volumes are Fine copies in Fine unclipped dust jackets. In this compilation of nonfiction prose a new, fuller Borges emerges, as the writer becomes a joker; the fabulist shows himself to be a rationalistic skeptic. From Jorge Luis Borges’s 1935 debut with The Universal History of Iniquity, through his immensely influential collections Ficciones and The Aleph, these enigmatic, elaborate, imaginative inventions display his talent for turning fiction on its head by playing with form and genre and toying with language. Together these incomparable works comprise the perfect one-volume compendium for all those who have long loved Borges, and a superb introduction to the master's work for those who have yet to discover this singular genius. Though universally acclaimed for his dazzling fictions, Jorge Luis Borges always considered himself first and foremost a poet. This new bilingual selection brings together some two hundred poems--the largest collection of Borges' poetry ever assembled in English, including scores of poems never previously translated.

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[Steadman, Ralph] Carroll, Lewis.
The Complete Alice and the Hunting of the Snark. Illustrated by Ralph Steadman.
A Fine copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket with two creases to the front panel and two closed edge tears to the folds. This book brings together in a single volume Steadman's three previous Lewis Carroll titles illustrated with his uniquely stunning drawings. In addition to the original published illustrations, Steadman has added many in color for the first time along with fourteen completely new illustrations.

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[Child Sexuality] Fleischhauer-Hardt, Dr. Helga.
Show Me!. A Picture Book of Sex for Children and Parents. Photography and Captions by Will McBride.
A Near Fine copy in A Near Fine price clipped dust jacket with several small closed edge tears. "Show Me!" is an explicit, thoughtful, and affectionate picture book designed to satisfy children's curiosity about sex and sexuality. Using a series of sixty-nine double-page photographs accompanied by a running commentary assembled from actual reactions of children to the photographs, the book explains and illustrates sexual development from infancy through adulthoond.

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[Astronaut Memoir] Aldrin, Buzz, Jr.; McConnell, Malcolm.
Men from Earth: An Apollo Astronaut's Exciting Account of America's Space Program.
A Fine tight, copy in a Very Good plus, unclipped dust jacket with light sunning to the spine. Aldrin was the second man to walk on the Moon and in this memoir he tells the story of America's race with the Russians to the moon as seen from inside NASA. On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong landed their Lunar Module on the moon's Sea of Tranquility and became the first two humans to walk on the moon. In Men From Earth, Aldrin details and astonishing account of America's race with the Soviets to the moon. The book ends with an epilogue venturing Outward, which looks toward future space travel

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[Sioux Indian War] .
The Great Sioux War 1876-77. Edited by Paul Hedren.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine dust jacket. It was the greatest of all Indian wars and it involved far more than the annihilation of George Armstrong Cutter's command on a summer's day in 1876. The Great Sioux War of 1876-77 was a confrontation of two flowering cultures. It involved not one, but more than a dozen battles, played out over the vast landscape of the northern plains. The stakes were high - gold in the Black Hills, rights to the great Yellowstone Basin, and two ways of life. For the Sioux and Cheyenne peoples it was, as Black Elk later put it, all our own country, and they defended it fiercely against the army columns of Gibbon, Crook, Terry, Miles and Custer and against the railroads, town builders, cattlemen, and gold seekers.

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[Custer Archeology] Scott, Douglas D.
Uncovering History: Archaeological Investigations at the Little Bighorn.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright dust jacket. In Uncovering History, renowned archaeologist Douglas D. Scott offers a comprehensive account of investigations at the Little Bighorn, from the earliest collecting efforts to early-twentieth-century findings. When investigators recover these artifacts in a systematic manner, though, these items become a valuable source of clues for reconstructing battle events. Here Scott describes how detailed analysis of specific detritus at the Little Bighorn—such as cartridge cases, fragments of camping equipment and clothing, and skeletal remains—have allowed researchers to reconstruct and reinterpret the history of the conflict. In the process, he demonstrates how major advances in technology, such as metal detection and GPS, have expanded the capabilities of battlefield archaeologists to uncover new evidence and analyze it with greater accuracy. Through his broad survey of Little Bighorn archaeology across a span of 130 years, Scott expands our understanding of the battle, its protagonists, and the enduring legacy of the battlefield as a national memorial.

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[Gypsy Jazz] Delaunay, Charles.
Django Reinhardt.
A Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dust jacket missing a small chip at the heel of the front fold . No European jazz musician has so enchanted the word as Django Reinhardt, the gypsy guitarist whose recording with Stephane Grappelly and the Hot Club of France have meant "The Thirties" to several generations of listeners, influencing musicians as far afield as Larry Coryell, Leon Redbone, Eddy Lang, and Charlie Christian. This study of Django paints an unforgettable portrait of a wild and independent figure who never learned to read or write (friends forged his autographs), exasperated those people who lived by schedules, gambled away a week's salary in a night, but who played the guitar like no one before or since. The distinguished French critic Charles Delaunay, who knows more about Django than anyone alive, here provides not only the familiar outline of a life--the childhood travels in gypsy caravans, the fire that left Django with a crippled hand, the legendary temper and generosity--but he also collected scores of anecdotes about the sensitivity and musical gifts that were the basis for Django's appearance as a character in Jean Cocteau's Les Enfants Terribles. Who else but Django could charm his way out of a jail sentence by serenading the police officer with his guitar?

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Thompson, Hunter S.
The Great Shark Hunt: Gonzo Papers, Volume 1.
A Fine tight copy in a Very Good plus price-clipped dust jacket with a chip to the the top edge of the rear panel. This collection of Thompson's work features all of his most important pieces including his report on the Kentucky Derby, the Super Bowl, his account of his run for sheriff in Colorado, his observations on politicos like McGovern and Nixon, his Watergate report, Nixon''s impeachment hearings and much more. A classic collection of Thompson's great early reportage.

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[Hemingway, Ernest] Reynolds, Nicholas.
Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy. Ernest Hemingway's Secret Adventures, 1935-1961,
A Fine unread copy in a Fine dust jacket. Nicholas Reynolds has written for the first time the whole story of this hidden side of Hemingway's life: his troubling recruitment by Soviet spies to work with the NKVD, the forerunner to the KGB, followed in short order by a complex set of secret relationships with American agencies, including the FBI, the Department of State, the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), and the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), a precursor to the CIA. The author examines the links between Hemingway's work as an operative and as an author, Reynolds reveals how Hemingway's secret adventures influenced his literary output and contributed to the writer's block and mental decline (including paranoia) that plagued him during the postwar years -- a period marked by the Red Scare and McCarthy hearings, which destroyed the life of anyone with Soviet connections. Reynolds also illuminates how those same experiences played a role in some of Hemingway's greatest works, including For Whom the Bell Tolls and The Old Man and the Sea, while also adding to the burden that he carried at the end of his life and perhaps contributing to his suicide.

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[George A. Custer] Philbrick, Nathaniel.
The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn.
A Fine copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. This is Nathaniel Philbrick's excellent account of the debacle at the Little Bighorn river in Montana in June 1876. Philbrick did his homework providing a plethora of first-hand accounts of those who participated and new information not available to previous volumes. A great read and rewarding in the research and all the chilling details.

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Fitzgerald, F. Scott.
The Price Was High: The Last Uncollected Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli.
A Fine tight copy in a Near Fine bright unclipped dust jacket with a closed edge tear to the front panel. This book collects fifty previously uncollected short stories one of which has not been previously published. Written by Fitzgerald in the twenties and thirties, these stories were only published in popular large-circulation magazines of the day featuring Fitzgerald's elegant style of writing and sensuous storytelling. Typical of early Fitzgerald, some of these stories end with an ironic twist of fate, but his themes are timeless and could have been written yesterday.

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Borges, Jorge Luis.
Borges: A Reader: The Selected Works of Jorge Luis Borges.
A Fine copy in a Near Fine, unclipped dust jacket. Jorge Luis Borges’ terse, mind-expanding stories reshaped modern fiction. He was one of the first authors to mix high culture with low, merging such popular genres as science fiction and the detective story with heady philosophical discourses on authorship, reality and existence. His tone of ironic detachment influenced generations of Latin American authors. The BBC argued that Borges was the most important writer of the 20th century. The 118 pieces in this selection of Borges' writings represent the full range of this master of the fantastic and the realistic as found in his fiction, his essays and his poems. This is the essential one-volume Borges.

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[Illustrated Book] Kent, Rockwell.
This is My Own.
A Near Fine copy with three discreet spots to the bottom edge of the rear board in Very Good plus price-clipped dust jacket with a small narrow stain to the lower rear panel. Upon his return to America from the far regions of the world and seeking a place among the "woods and templed hill" where he could live a full and vigorous and free life, Kent discovered a beautiful spot in the Adirondacks. In This is My Own Rockwell Kent, the farmer-artist, has written not only a narrative of a rural way of life ...but a declaration of faith. This autobiographical treatise is complemented with 10 full plate illustrations and over 100 text illustrations by the author.

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[Non-Alcoholic Cocktails] Whiteside, Lorraine.
Fresh Fruit Cocktails. Delicious Non-alcoholic Drinks for All Occasions.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine dust jacket. fThe cocktails in this book are refreshing alternatives to alcoholic drinks. Author Whiteside demonstrates how fresh fruits can be turned into exotic and tasty drinks through creativity.

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[Wine Therapy] Lucia, M.D., Salvatore P.
A History of Wine as Therapy.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine dust jacket. A History of Wine As Therapy. is Dr. Lucia's excellent review of the history of medicine with which wine is intimately mixed. The oldest of medicines, Egyptian medicine, is believed to have used wine therapeutically long before the oldest known inscription depicting winemaking which is dated c. 4000 BC. The oldest physically preserved record of wine in medicine is that inscribed in Sumerian cuneiform excavated from the ruins of Nippur, south of the supposed site of Babylon. Vedic medicine in ancient India dates from 2500 BC. Indian medicine developed independently of that in Egypt and Sumer and antedated that of Greece. The use of fermented beverages by the Hindus represents a unique chapter in the history of wine as a therapeutic agent. And so on through recorded history until the final chapter summarizes the pharmacology as studied up to the 1960s..

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[Whidbey Island History] Kellogg, George Albert.
A History of Whidbey's Island.
Long out of Print. A Near Fine paperback copy. This history of Whidbey Island was Kellogg's Master's Thesis in Northwest History and represents one of the earliest single volumes devoted to the island's history. 108 pages including a list of sources.

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[Alcohol in Literature] Warner, Nicholas O.
Spirits of America. Intoxication in Nineteenth-Century American Literature.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine dust jacket. Spirits of America is the study of intoxication as represented in nineteenth-century American literature. Emphasizing the writings of such major figures as Emerson, Dickinson, Poe, Cooper, Hawthorne, Melville, Alcott, and Stowe, Nicholas O. Warner combines literary analysis with sociohistorical perspectives to examine social and literary discourses of intoxicant use. Warner analyzes the literary treatment of alcoholism, drunkenness, "normal" drinking, drug addiction, and intoxicant choice, showing how these issues tie in with larger, crucial questions in American culture such as personal and political freedom, gender roles, individualism versus conformity, and the American Dream. In demonstrating both the literal and symbolic significance of intoxication in antebellum literature, the author reveals the surprising extent to which intoxication became associated with literature itself and with supposedly literary values, as opposed to those of the emerging industrial-capitalist nation.

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