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[Poetry] Oliver, Mary.
Swan: Poems and Prose Poems.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. Swan, Oliver's twentieth volume, shows us that, though we may be “made out of the dust of stars,” we are of the world she captures here so vividly. Swan is Oliver’s tribute to “the mortal way” of desiring and living in the world, to which the poet is renowned for having always been “totally loyal.”

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[Poetry] Oliver, Mary.
Why I Wake Early. New Poems.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. The forty-seven new works in this volume include poems on crickets, toads, trout lilies, black snakes, goldenrod, bears, greeting the morning, watching the deer, and, finally, lingering in happiness. Each poem is imbued with the extraordinary perceptions of a poet who considers the everyday in our lives and the natural world around us and finds a multitude of reasons to wake early.

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[Poetry] Oliver, Mary.
Red Bird. Poems.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. This collection of sixty-one new poems, the most ever in a single volume of Oliver's work, includes an entirely new direction in the poet's work: a cycle of eleven linked love poems-a dazzling achievement. As in all of Mary Oliver's work, the pages overflow with her keen observation of the natural world and her gratitude for its gifts, for the many people she has loved in her seventy years

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Markham, Beryl.
The Illustrated West with the Night. Sunshine, Linda (editor).
A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. This edition features 75 duotone photographs that illustrate the life and world of Markham. Not to be confused with "West With the Night: The Illustrated Edition," published by the Counterpoint Press in 1983.

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[British Bohemianism] Nicholson, Virginia.
Among the Bohemians: Experiments in Living 1900-1939.
A Near Fine tight unread copy with a remainder mark to the bottom edge in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. They ate garlic and didn't always bathe; they listened to Wagner and worshiped Diaghilev; they sent their children to coeducational schools, explored homosexuality and free love, vegetarianism and Post-impressionism. They were often drunk and broke, sometimes hungry, but they were of a rebellious spirit. Inhabiting the same England with Philistines and Puritans, this parallel minority of moral pioneers lived in a world of faulty fireplaces, bounced checks, blocked drains, whooping cough, and incontinent cats. Virginia Nicholson -- the granddaughter of painter Vanessa Bell and the great-niece of Virginia Woolf -- explores the subversive, eccentric, and flamboyant artistic community of the early twentieth century in this "wonderfully researched and colorful composite portrait of an enigmatic world whose members, because they lived by no rules, are difficult to characterize"

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[Food Writing] Fisher, M.F.K.
As They Were.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket . A fine collection of 20 essays centered on various 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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[Nautical Fiction] Forester, C.S.
The Hornblower Companion.
A Fine tight copy in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with light wear to the extremities.and a small ink marking on the rear panel This is Forester's story of how the Hornblower saga came into existence. Forester traces Hornblower's naval career from his initial cruise as a midshipman to his admiralcy in the West Indies in a series of thirty maps illustrating Hornblower's major naval exploits. Accompanying this Hornblower atlas is an essayby Forester on theliterary birth of his naval hero and the development of the entire saga.This is the true first edition that precedes the UK edition.

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[Northwest Exploration] Wood, Robert L.
Across the Olympic Mountains. The Press Expedition, 1889-1990.
A Near Fine copy in a good plus dust jacket with chips missing from the head and heel of the spine and edge wear to the extremities. In 1889 Washington's then governor, Elisha Ferry, called on men of adventure to cross the Olympic Mountains, a range shrouded in mystery. The Seattle Press, the state's primary newspaper, stepped up to the challenge, sponsoring the Press Expedition. And soon a band of men departed into the Olympic Mountains during one of the worst winters in recorded history. The expedition traveled from the north on the Elwha river out the south on the Quinault river. There are times when they get low on food and their attempts to travel the rivers on rafts are laughable knowing the topology. But they were going to places no one had ever been before, so they did not know the topology.

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[Postcard Painting Book] .
Fair Nature. A Postcard Painting Book.
A Very Good plus copy in illustrated boards. This is Series No. 4081. This volume is complete with 16 attached postcards. Raphael Tuck & Sons was the world's largest postcard publisher. The images they published span the entire globe and offer a unique visual history of life in the late 19th and early 20th century. During the London Blitz of the Second World War the company headquarters was destroyed including greeting cards, records and originals images.

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[Postcard Painting Book] .
By Garden Ways. A Postcard Painting Book.
A Very Good plus copy in illustrated boards. This is Series No. 4078. This volume is complete with 16 attached postcards. Raphael Tuck & Sons was the world's largest postcard publisher. The images they published span the entire globe and offer a unique visual history of life in the late 19th and early 20th century. During the London Blitz of the Second World War the company headquarters was destroyed including greeting cards, records and originals images.

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Anderson, Sherwood.
The Letters of Sherwood Anderson. Selected and Edited by Howard Mumford Jones.
A Very Good plus copy with a toning strip to the front and rear flyleaves in a Very Good plus priceclipped dust jacket with light edge wear to the extremeities. This collection brings together 401 letters by the single most influential American writer on the works of other American writers. His short story cycle "Winesburg, Ohio" impacted the future work William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck and Thomas Wolfe.

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Anderson, Sherwood.
Nearer the Grass Roots, with Elizabethton, an account of a journey.
A Near Fine copy in boards without jacket as issued. This limited edition consists of 500 numbered copies signed by Anderson on the half title page. This copy is additionally signed on the colophon page by the publisher Oscar Lewis and the printer Robert Grabhorn of the Grabhorn Press. This book contains two essays The title piece addresses his "impulse" to purchase and edit two newspapers in Virginia and "Elizabethton" concerns Anderson's trip to a small town in Tennessee where he assesses the labor issues on the eve of the Great Depression.

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Anderson, Sherwood.
Alice & The Lost Novel.
A Fine tight copy in a Near Fine dust jacket with slight toning to the spine. The top edge of the pages have not been trimmed and are unopened. This Limited Edition consists of 530 copies for sale. This is copy 184 and is signed by Anderson on the limitation page. This slender volume (28 pages) consists of two autobiographical essays by Anderson. "Alice," is a musing on beauty and lost love, and "The Lost Novel," is an examination of a writer's relationship to his art.

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Anderson, Sherwood.
The American County Fair.
A Very Good copy in in sewn paper binding with fading to the edges. This is one of 875 copies issued. This booklet measures 5.5 x 8.5 inches and contains13 pages.

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Mitchell, Adrian.
Who Killed Dylan Thomas?
First UK Printing. A Near Fine copy in wraps illustrated by Steadman with a modest bump to one corner.

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[Paris in the 1920s] Hansen, Arlen.
Expatriate Paris: A Cultural and Literary Guide to Paris of the 1920s.
A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. This comprehensive volume revisits both the well-known and little known Parisian locales where the writers, artists and entertainers of the 1920s lived, worked and played. The book is broken down into 33 geographical sections and indexed by streets, individuals and topics.

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[Northwest History] Meeker, Ezra.
Pioneer Reminiscences of Puget Sound: The Tragedy of Leschi.
A Very Good copy in blue cloth binding with light wear to the extremities. This copy is inscribed, signed and dated 1905 by Ezra Meeker on the dedication page. Ezra Meeker (1830-1928) was a Washington pioneer, successful hops farmer, merchant, and an influential advocate for preserving the Oregon Trail. With his wife Eliza Jane Sumner Meeker (1834-1909) he founded the town of Puyallup on the land surrounding their small cabin. Meeker represented Washington Territory and later the state of Washington in several major expositions in America and abroad. In 1903 Meeker began collecting notes for what would become his Pioneer Reminiscences of Puget Sound: The Tragedy of Leschi. The book's publication in 1905 sparked further public brawling with his nemisis Edmond Meany on the pages of local newspapers. Meany objected to Meeker's stance that Indian Agent and Territorial Governor Isaac Stevens (1818-1862) mistreated the Indians and grossly mishandled treaty negotiations. In Meeker's view, heavy drinking contributed to what he saw as Stevens's ineptitude.

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[Northwest History] Meany, Edmond S.
Vancouver's Discovery of Puget Sound. Portraits and Biographies of the Men Honored in the Naming of Geolographic Features of No
A Very Good plus tight copy previous owners inscriptions on the flylfeaf and a bookplate on the pastedown in blue cloth with light rubbing to the spine and a few spots of foxing in the text Edmund S. Meany (1862-1935) was a professor of botany and history at the University of Washington and became a noted historian of Seattle and Washington state and Pacific Northwest Indian tribes, as well as the author of many histories of the region. He was a Washington state legislator for the 1891 and 1893 sessions. In 1906, Meany became editor of the short-lived Washington Magazine . From 1906 until his death, he served as managing editor of the journal Washington Historical Quarterly , the official publication of the Washington State Historical Society. He was also instrumental in bringing the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition to the University's campus in 1909.

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[Northwest History] Meany, Edmond S.
Mount Rainier: A Record of Exploration.
A Very Good plus copy with previous owner inscription on the flyleaf in a blue cloth binding. Page 159 has offsetting from a newspaper clipping. This copy is signed by Meany.on the flyleaf. Edmond Meany could easily be called Washington State's original Renaissance man. Meany was born in Michigan in 1862 and came west to Seattle with his family in 1877. He enrolled at the University of Washington and graduated Valedictorian of his class in 1885. He later received his master’s degree. He worked in ther newspaper industry, served two terms in the legislature and became a professor history and forestry. At the age of 50 Meany took up climbing. In 1908 he joined and became president of the fledgling Mountaineers and served in that position until his death in 1935. Meany climbed Rainier as well as the state’s other four volcanoes and Mount Olympus. He was a dedicated historian with a strong interest in Washington State. He amassed a collection of historic documents and photographs and tirelessly lectured and wrote many books and articles on Northwest history. In 1916 his book, Mount Rainier, A Record of Exploration, was published which featured interviews and accounts of early explorers of the mountain, as well as a comprehensive section on place names. It is still considered among the best authoritative sources on Rainier.

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[Big Game Hunting] Roosevelt, Theodore.
African Game Trails.
A Very Good copy with a loose but sound binding and light edge wear to the original green cloth binding with sunning to the spine. The twenty-sixth president of the United States was also a world-renowned hunter, conservationist, soldier, and scholar. In 1908 he took a long safari holiday in East Africa with his son Kermit. His account of this adventure is as remarkably fresh today as it was when these adventures on the veldt were first published. Roosevelt describes the excitement of the chase, the people he met (including such famous hunters as Cunninghame and Selous), and flora and fauna he collected in the name of science.

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Anderson, Sherwood.
The Portable Sherwood Anderson.
A Fine copy in a Very Good plus unclipped dust jacket with light sunning to spine. This anthology collects seven stories from Winesburg, Ohio; The complete novel Poor White; Six selected Stories, Four American Impressions; Two journalsm pieces; and a selection of his letters. 631 pages.

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[Borges, Jorge Luis] Giovanna de Garayalde.
Jorge Luis Borges: Sources and Illumination.
A Near Fine copy with a non-personal bookplate on the half-title page in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with sunning to jacket spine and a small nick to one corner. This is an important book for anyone interested in the work of the great Argentinian writer, Jorge Luis Borges. Prof. Garayalde settles many of the puzzles and misinterpretations of his works in a very concise and convincing account both of the Sufis and their work--with which she became familiar long before she approached Borges' own--and of the many parallels in ideas and in actual tales that are included in his work. This is an ideal introduction to Sufi thought for anyone who is searching for a greater understanding of life and literature.

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[Paris in the 1920s] Allan, Tony.
The Glamour Years: Paris 1919-1940.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright price unclipped dust jacket. This pictorial history of the "Crazy Years" in Paris between the wars is fully illustrated with contemporary photographs and illustrations depicting the swinging exuberance that was the free and decadent decade following the First World War. Tony Allan describes the effects of the war on Europe's social and cultural fabric, followed by the emergence of the literary salons, the arrival of the Lost Generation of writers and artists, the crash of '39 followed by the Second World War which brought an end to Crazy Years.

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[Art History] Jullian, Philippe.
Montmartre.
A Fine copy in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with sunning to the spine. The witty historian, Philippe Jullian, takes the reader into the lavish and lustful cafes, music halls and studios that made the area famous at the turn of the 20th-century.

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[Northwest History] Denny, Arthur A.
Pioneer Days on Puget Sound.
A Fine copy in brown cloth binding. This is copy number 28 of only 519 copies published. of this facsimile reprint from the original 1888 edition. The original copy used for this publication belonged to Thomas W. Prosch (Prosch was a key early journalist, historian, and civic booster in Washington state).which was inscribed to him by Arthur A. Denny. (inscription in the original copy has been reproduced in facsimile for this edition). In this slim volume, Denny describes the early settling of Seattle as well as some of the first settlers and developers. The 1888 edition was reportedly printed in approximately 300 copies, none for sale, most which perished in publisher's office during the Great Seattle Fire of 1889.

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[Tolkien's Middle-Earth] Foster, Robert.
The Complete Guide to Middle-Earth.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. This reference book for the fictional universe of J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium, is a major expansion of Foster's A Guide to Middle-earth, which was published in a limited edition in 1971. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth is generally recognized as an excellent reference book on Middle-earth. Christopher Tolkien has commended it himself as an "admirable work of reference.".

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Tolkien, J.R.R.
The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien. Edited by Humphrey Carpenter with the assistance of Christopher Tolkien.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. The selection of the writer's correspondence contains 354 letters, dating between October 1914, when Tolkien was an undergraduate at Oxford, and 29 August 1973, four days before his death. Two notable exchanges concern Nazi Germany and war.In letters 29 and 30, it appears that a German translation of The Hobbit was being negotiated in 1938. The German firm enquired whether Tolkien was of Arisch (Aryan) origin. Tolkien was infuriated by this, and wrote two drafts of possible replies for his publisher to choose.[1] The first one is not present – in it Tolkien is assumed to have refused to give any declaration whatsoever of his racial origins. The second, surviving, draft included:Thank you for your letter ... I regret that I am not clear as to what you intend by arisch. I am not of Aryan extraction: that is Indo-Iranian; as far as I am aware none of my ancestors spoke Hindustani, Persian, Gypsy, or any related dialects. But if I am to understand that you are enquiring whether I am of Jewish origin, I can only reply that I regret that I appear to have no ancestors of that gifted people.A former signals officer at the Battle of the Somme, Tolkien frequently expressed his great dislike for war, whatever the cause. This is evident in a great many letters which he wrote during the Second World War to his son Christopher, which often invoke a sense of gloom. Notable among these is his reaction to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, in which he refers to the bombmakers of the Manhattan Project as "lunatics" and "Babel builders".

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[Paris in the 1920s] Fitch, Noel Riley.
Sylvia Beach and the Lost Generation. A History of Literary Paris in the Twenties & Thirties.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. Fitch has created a literary chronicle of the most creative decades of the twentieth century as seen through the life and literary engagements of bookshop owner Sylvia Beach. In 1917, Sylvia Beach walked into a Paris bookshop, where she met Adrienne Monnier, the woman who would become her life companion. In 1919, Beach opened her own English-language bookshop and lending library, Shakespeare and Company, which would become the cynosure of an entire literary movement. Literary expatriates were drawn to her shop, but her most celebrated literary efforts are those she made on behalf of her literary idol, James Joyce, undertaking the publication of Ulysses. Noel Riley Fitch uses Beach as the focal point for a fascinating portrait of an artistic community filled with anecdote after anecdote. From the intellectual salons at Natalie Barney's residence--of which "William Carlos Williams would recall only the lesbian women dancing together"--to the seemingly constant presence of Ezra Pound, Fitch's account solidifies the importance of the time and place he so vividly re-creates.

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Borges, Jorge Luis.
A Universal History of Infamy.
A Fine copy in a Fine price-clipped dust jacket. This collection of short stories first published in 1935 is responsible for the coining of the term "magical realism", and set the beginning of the movement. The stories except for one are fictionalized accounts of real criminals. The sources are listed at the end of the book, but Borges makes many alterations in the retelling—arbitrary or otherwise—particularly to dates and names, so the accounts cannot be relied upon as historical.

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Hemingway, Ernest.
Under Kilimanjaro. Edited by Robert W. Lewis & Robert E. Fleming.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine dust jacket. Between late 1953 and early 1954 Hemingway made his final safari to Kenya. In January of 1954, Hemingway sustained serious injuries from a plane crash. While recovering in Havana, he began writing what he called his "African Book" , a novel, which is here retitled "Under Kilimanjaro. The book is adventuresome, comedic, and a thoughtful recounting of his last safari. This is the last of Hemingway's manuscripts to be published in its entirety since his death, without editorial distortion, speculation or unsupported textual improvements.

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Neruda, Pablo.
Full Woman, Fleshly Apple, Hot Moon. Selected Poems.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine dust jacket. The poetry of Pablo Neruda is beloved worldwide for its passion, humor, and exceptional accessibility. The nearly fifty poems selected for this collection and translated by Stephen Mitchell—widely praised for his original and definitive translations of spiritual writings and poetry—focus on Neruda's mature period, when the poet was in his fifties. This bilingual volume, with Neruda's original Spanish text facing Mitchell's English translation, brings Neruda's sensuous work to vibrant life.

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Hemingway, Ernest.
Ernest Hemingway on Writing. Edited by Larry W. Phillips.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine, bright unclipped dust jacket. The editor has assembled Hemingway's best thoughts on all aspects of the writer's craft. This book contains Hemingway’s reflections on the nature of the writer and on elements of the writer’s life, including specific and helpful advice to writers on the craft of writing, work habits, and discipline. The Hemingway personality comes through in general wisdom, wit, humor, and insight, and in his insistence on the integrity of the writer and of the profession itself.

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Hamsun, Knut.
Victoria. A New Translation by Oliver Stallybrass.
A Near Fine tight copy with age darkening to the page edges in a Near Fine price-clipped dust jacket with a small closed edge tear to the front panel. When it first appeared in 1898, this fourth novel by celebrated Norwegian writer Knut Hamsun captured instant acclaim for its poetic, psychologically intense portrayal of love’s predicament in a class-bound society. Set in a coastal village of late nineteenth-century Norway, Victoria follows two doomed lovers through their thwarted lifelong romance. Johannes, the son of a miller, finds inspiration for his writing in his passionate devotion to Victoria, an impoverished aristocrat constrained by family loyalty. Separated by class barriers and social pressure, the fated pair parts ways, only to realize—too late—the grave misfortune of their lost opportunity. Elegantly rendered in this brand-new translation by Sverre Lyngstad, Victoria’s haunting lyricism and emotional depth remain as timeless as ever.

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Hemingway, Ernest.
88 Poems. Edited by Nicholas Gerogiannisne.
A Fine tight copy in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with light wear to the spine ends. This is the first authorized edition of Hemingway's collected poems. Spanning a thirty-eight-year period, from Hemingway's first poem published when he was twelve to private verses sent to Mary Welsh Hemingway in 1950, these lyrics, parodies, and satires touch on themes that range from war and love to contemporary literature.

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Tolkien, J. R. R.
The War of the Ring : The History of the Lord of the Rings (Pt. 3) (History of Middle-Earth Volume VIII). Edited by Christopher
A Fine tight copy in a Fine, bright unclipped dust jacket. In this third volume about the writing of "The Lord of the Rings" Christopher Tolkien begins with the Battle of Helm's Deep followed by an account of how Frodo, Sam and Gollum were finally brought to the Pass if Cirigh Ungol. Then comes the war in Gondor, and this volume ends with the parley between Gandalf and the ambassador of the Dark Lord before the Black Gate of Mordor.

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Neruda, Pablo.
Passions and Impressions.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. Pablo Neruda is known first as a poet, but the prose pieces in this collection reflect the enormous hunger he demonstrated throughout his career for new modes of expression, new adventures, new challenges. Passions and Impressions is both a sequel to and an enlargement of Neruda's Memoirs, recording a lifetime of travel, of friendships and enmities, of exile and homecoming, of loss and discovery, and of history both public and personal. Above all, it is a testament to Neruda's love for Chile-for its citizens, its flora and fauna, its national identity. His abiding devotion pervades these notes on a life fully lived.

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Chatham, Russell.
The Angler's Coast. Introduction by Thomas McGuane.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine, unclipped dust jacket. This copy is signed by Chatham. Chatham dishes out fourteen tales of fishing in the Pacific Northwest, accompanied by numerous of his illustrations. Like Roderick Haig-Brown and other notable angler-writers, he is a fly-fisherman; he doesn't drop a line in the water, he seeks action. There are recollections of casting for salmon in British Columbia rivers; of a chance encounter with herring off the California coast, the titular locale; of steelhead trout biting on the North Umpqua, in Oregon, and the pursuit of shad in California's Central Valley.

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Fisher, M.F.K.
Long Ago in France: The Years in Dijon.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. At the age of 21 and newly married, Ms. Fisher arrived in Dijon, the gastronomical capital of France, as Europe was inching its way towards a second world war. She writes affectionately here of her loss of innocence in both life and regarding food and experienced first hand the city's love of excess especially when it comes to food. Her experiences in Dijon would have a lasting effect on her personally and professionally as a writer with a passion for food.

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Callaghan, Morley.
Morley Callaghan's Stories.
A Fine copy in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with light edge weat to the heel of the spine. Callaghan was a contemporary and friend of Hemingway and the Paris expatriate writing community in the 1920s. In 1925, Hemingway wrote Callaghan and told the young Canadian "you can write and for Christ sake keep on." A few months later, Hemingway wrote, "I think your stories are good. Damn good." Callaghan was quickly recognized as one of the best short story writers of the day. This comprehensive early story collection by Callaghan features fifty-seven of the Canadian author's most significant short fictions, which won him recognition as one of the masters of the short form.

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[Cookery] David, Elizabeth.
English Bread and Yeast Cookery.
A Fine copy in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with light sunning to the spine. Elizabeth David is one of the foremost food writers and food historians and in this volume Ms. David provides a historical discussion of bread and pastry along with recipes for breads of all colors and flours. This inspired collection of recipes includes informative essays on the history and traditions of bread making and provides American equivalents in recipes for all types of breads, yeast buns, pancakes, muffins, crumpets, oatcakes, pizzas, dumplings, soda breads, and more. 592 pages.

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[Literary Letters] Lowry, Malcolm.
Selected Letters of Malcolm Lowry. Edited by Harvey Breit and Margerie Bonner Lowry.
A Fine copy in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with some light edge wear. This collection of Lowry's letters cover his early life in England, his stay in Mexico, British Columbia, his return to and final years in England. His correspondence describe his struggles with poverty and alcohol as well as his relationships with other writers, friends, his editor and his wife. Lowry's letters, collected and edited by Harvey Breit and his wife, are a counterpoint to his work. Lowry, in many ways like Dylan Thomas, was the ""artist at bay, cornered as it were by poverty, the world's indifference, and his apparently savage inclination for alcohol."" He was also disoriented, disturbed and driven and throughout the correspondence which is self explanatory but never self excusing, he is hounded by the circumstances of imprisonment, debt, illness, etc. as well as the long years of writing, revising, justifying Under the Volcano before it was vindicated by its publication and worldwide acceptance. The letters here are not only important in that they provide an autobiographical exposure, but also in that they implement and illuminate the book itself. His claim that it was ""so designed, counter-designed and interwelded that it could be read an indefinite number of times and still not have yielded all its meanings or its drama or its poetry"" is by now substantiated. The letters, arranged chronologically, are to Conrad Aiken whom he so admired, to his friend Downie Kirk, to relatives, but particularly to his publisher Albert Erskine who served him in much the same way that Perkins served Wolfe. Like the novel, they have both a personal intensity and a momentum of their own: they are to a large extent self-bound; and they are full of the despair (""Don't think I can go on. Where I am it is dark. Lost."") in which he lived and died.

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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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[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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[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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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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[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] 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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