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[Ancient History] King, Leonard W.
A History of Sumer and Akkad. An account of the early Races of Babylonia from Prehistoric Tiimes to the Foundation of the Babyl
A Very Good copy in red cloth binding with gilt stamping with wear to the extremities. Although the earliest Sumerian settlements in Southern Babylonia are to be set back in a comparatively remote period, the race by which they were founded appears at that time to have already attained to a high level of culture. We find them building houses for themselves and temples for their gods of burnt and unburnt brick. They are rich in sheep and cattle, and they have increased the natural fertility of their country by means of a regular system of canals and irrigation-channels. It is true that at this time their sculpture shared the rude character of their pottery, but their main achievement, the invention of a system of writing by means of lines and wedges, is in itself sufficient indication of their comparatively advanced state of civilization. Derived originally from picture-characters, the signs themselves, even in the earliest and most primitive inscriptions as yet recovered, have already lost to a great extent their pictorial character, while we find them employed not only as ideograms to express ideas, but also phonetically for syllables. The use of this complicated system of writing by the early Sumerians presupposes an extremely long period of previous development. Mr. King has utilized with rare skill the curious and complicated cuneiform inscriptions that have been excavated in Babylonia. He has marshalled the evidence in a masterful fashion to show when the so-called Sumerians came into Babylonia, what they captured, what city-states they organized and ruled, what religion they possessed, and what culture they developed and contributed to their successors, the Babylonians and Assyrians.

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[Ancient History] Baker, Sir S.W.
Exploration of the Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia, the sources, supply, and overflow of the Nile, the Country, People, Customs, e
A Very Good plys copy in maroon cloth binding with gilt stamped title on the spine that is lightly sunned. This is the author's concise summary of the Nile River system. He describes his twelve month exploration during which he examined every individual river that is a tributary to the Nile from Abyssinia, including the Atbara. Settite, Royan, Salaam, Amgrab, Rahad, Dinder and the Blue Nile. There are 22 illustrations as well as two maps one a fold out.

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[Lawrence of Arabia] Lawrence, T.E.
Seven Pillars of Wisdom.
A Very Good copy without the dust jacket. This is the autobiographical account of the experiences of British soldier T. E. Lawrence ("Lawrence of Arabia"), while serving as a liaison officer with rebel forces during the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Turks of 1916 to 1918. The book has been called "a novel traveling under the cover of autobiography," capturing Lawrence's highly personal version of the historical events described in the book.

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[Cookery] David, Elizabeth.
South wind Through the Kitchen: The Best of Elizabeth David.
A Fine tight copy in a Near Fine price-clipped dust jacket with just a touch of edge wear. Before Elizabeth David died in 1992 she and her editor, Jill Norman, had begun work on a volume of ‘The Best of’ but then her health deteriorated and the project was shelved. The idea was revived in 1996 when chefs and writers and Elizabeth’s many friends, were invited to select their favourite articles and recipes. Some sent notes explaining their choice, others provided an anecdote or a recollection about her, others sent lists of recipes they had been using for years. This book is the fruit of that harvest of recommendations and the names of the contributors, who number among them some of our finest food writers such as Simon Hopkinson, Alice Waters, Sally Clarke, Richard Olney, Paul Levy and Anne Willan, appear after the pieces they had chosen along with their notes. The extracts and recipes which make up South Wind Through the Kitchen are drawn from all Elizabeth David’s books, namely A Book of Mediterranean Food, French Country Cooking, Italian Food, Sumer Cooking, French Provincial Cooking, Spices, Salt and Aromatics in the English Kitchen, English Bread and Yeast Cookery, An Omelette and a Glass of Wine, and Harvest of the Cold Months. There are over 200 recipes in the book organised around courses and ingredients such as eggs and cheese, fish and shellfish, meat, poultry and game, vegetables, pasta, pulses and grains, sauces, sweet dishes and cakes, preserves, and bread, all interspersed with extracts and articles making it a delightful compendium to dip into as well as cook from.

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[Pacific Northwest History] Middleton, Lynn.
Place Names of the Pacific Northwest Coast.
A Fine tight copy in a Very Good plus dust jacket lacking a chip to the top edge of the front panel. The author has produced a descriptive assemblage of the origins, histories and anecdotes about the names found on the coast of British Columbia, Washington and Oregon. She often employs intimate stories of those men honored in place naming, the men in charge of ships, their crews, their journals and logs all contribute to the naming of places and in part convey the history of Canada, United States, England, and Spain.

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[Alcoholic Beverages] McGovern, Patrick E.
Uncorking the Past. The Quest for Wine, Beer, and other Alcoholic Beverages.
A Fine tight copy in a Finedust jacket. Uncorking the Past tells the compelling story of humanity's ingenious, intoxicating quest for the perfect drink. Following a tantalizing trail of archaeological, chemical, artistic, and textual clues, Patrick E. McGovern, the leading authority on ancient alcoholic beverages, brings us up to date on what we now know about how humans created and enjoyed fermented beverages across cultures. Along the way, he explores a provocative hypothesis about the integral role such libations have played in human evolution. We discover, for example, that the cereal staples of the modern world were probably domesticated for their potential in making quantities of alcoholic beverages. These include the delectable rice wines of China and Japan, the corn beers of the Americas, and the millet and sorghum drinks of Africa.

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[Food Writing] Hill, Mark Douglas.
The Aphrodisiac Encyclopedia. A Compendium of Culinary Come-Ons.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine dust jacket. Mark Douglas Hill has spent a lifetime in pursuit of foods that encourage friskiness and enhance the frisking. In search of the ultimate aphrodisiac dishes, over the years he has researched and refined, trialed and tested ingredients and recipes from all over the world. This compendium of culinary come-ons is the legacy of his unceasing quest. The Aphrodisiac Encyclopaedia is a veritable cornucopia of titillating titbits - from liquorice to lobster, figs to foie gras, and mango to mint. Along with mouth-wateringly tempting recipes, each entry is packed with diverse and diverting fact - historical, literary, biological and psychological - and the aphrodisiac and amorous qualities of each ingredient examined and appraised.

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[Food Writing] Jurafsky, Dan.
The Language of Food. A Linguist Reads the Menu.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine dust jacket. Why do we eat toast for breakfast, and then toast to good health at dinner? What does the turkey we eat on Thanksgiving have to do with the country on the eastern Mediterranean? Can you figure out how much your dinner will cost by counting the words on the menu? In The Language of Food, Stanford University professor and MacArthur Fellow Dan Jurafsky peels away the mysteries from the foods we think we know. Thirteen chapters evoke the joy and discovery of reading a menu dotted with the sharp-eyed annotations of a linguist. Jurafsky points out the subtle meanings hidden in filler words like "rich" and "crispy," zeroes in on the metaphors and storytelling tropes we rely on in restaurant reviews, and charts a microuniverse of marketing language on the back of a bag of potato chips.

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[Pacific Northwest Maps] Hayes, Derek.
Historical Atlas of Washington and Oregon with Original Maps.
A Fine copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. This gorgeous atlas, illustrated throughout with more than 500 colorful images and maps, provides a visually rich and textually engaging history of the states of Oregon and Washington. Derek Hayes brings his enthusiasm and expertise to a full range of topics, beginning with the first inhabitants and tracing the westward expansion, conflict between settlers and Native Americans, and the establishment of the Oregon Trail. We see in vivid images, old maps, and lively text the coming of the railroads and the rapid establishment of the coastal ports, northwest cities and roads, the fur and lumber industries, and the large farms.

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[Washington State History] Hitchman, Robert.
Place Names of Washington: A Guide to Travelers and Armchair Adventurers.
A Fine copy in a Very Good plus price-clipped dust jacket with light edge wear to the extremities. This comprehensive volume of Washington State place names contains almost 7000 entries providing informative and sometimes humorous histories of the naming process of the various locales in the state including townships, rivers . There is much information here that has not been documented in other such volumes making this the single most comprehensive name dictionary for the state.

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(Californiana) Gleason, Duncan.
The Islands and Ports of California. A Guide to Coastal California.
A Near Fine copy in a Near Fine price-clipped dust jacket with two shallow closed edge tears. The author recounts the history and traditions of every island and important harbor along the California coast from San Diego to Humboldt Bay. Illustrated with over seventy historical paintings and drawings of ships and places along the California coast.

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[Cookery] David, Elizabeth.
South wind Through the Kitchen: The Best of Elizabeth David.
A Near Fine tight copy with a previous owner inscription of the flyleaf in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. Before Elizabeth David died in 1992 she and her editor, Jill Norman, had begun work on a volume of ‘The Best of’ but then her health deteriorated and the project was shelved. The idea was revived in 1996 when chefs and writers and Elizabeth’s many friends, were invited to select their favourite articles and recipes. Some sent notes explaining their choice, others provided an anecdote or a recollection about her, others sent lists of recipes they had been using for years. This book is the fruit of that harvest of recommendations and the names of the contributors, who number among them some of our finest food writers such as Simon Hopkinson, Alice Waters, Sally Clarke, Richard Olney, Paul Levy and Anne Willan, appear after the pieces they had chosen along with their notes. The extracts and recipes which make up South Wind Through the Kitchen are drawn from all Elizabeth David’s books, namely A Book of Mediterranean Food, French Country Cooking, Italian Food, Sumer Cooking, French Provincial Cooking, Spices, Salt and Aromatics in the English Kitchen, English Bread and Yeast Cookery, An Omelette and a Glass of Wine, and Harvest of the Cold Months. There are over 200 recipes in the book organised around courses and ingredients such as eggs and cheese, fish and shellfish, meat, poultry and game, vegetables, pasta, pulses and grains, sauces, sweet dishes and cakes, preserves, and bread, all interspersed with extracts and articles making it a delightful compendium to dip into as well as cook from.

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Beckey, Fred.
Range of Glaciers: The Exploration and Survey of the Northern Cascade Range.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright dust jacket. In this first comprehensive account of the 19th-century exploration and survey of the northern Cascades, Fred Beckey presents a wide range of materials from dozens of archives across the United States, Canada, and beyond: voyagers’ logs, trappers’ yarns, agency and government documents, official surveys, tall tales, climbers’ journals, and sober histories. The voices, most of them from first-person narratives, range from wonder at the magnificence of the terrain, through frustration with the rigors of its harsh conditions, to the often humorous and sometimes tragic anecdotes of daily life in what was still mostly unexplored wilderness. The story is of multiple overlays of discovery and conquest: European and American explorers and sea captains, fur traders, railroad builders, surveyors of international boundaries, settlers, gold prospectors, mountaineers, timber barons, tourists, and finally the Forest Service and National Park administrations. Two of the narratives are recounted in detail: the story of the survey of the 49th parallel, with its clear contrast between the British and American approaches, and the account of early conquests of the major peaks, told with intimate relish by a fellow climber.

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[Hardy Boys Series] Dixon, Franklin W.
The Disappearing Floor.
A Fine copy with tan tweed binding in a Very Good plusdust jacket designed by Laune with light edge wear and one closed edge tears. This is the unrevised text of the nineteenth book in the series with the orange J. Clemens Gretta endpapers.

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[Hardy Boys Series] Dixon, Franklin W.
The Clue of the Broken Blade.
A Fine copy with tan tweed binding in a Near Fine dust jacket designed by Laune with light edge wear. This is the unrevised text of the twenty-first book in the series with the orange J. Clemens Gretta endpapers. The Hardy Boys solve the mystery of Asa Grable's missing silk moths and the theft of construction materials.

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[Expatriate Meals] Rodriguez-Hunter, Suzanne.
Found Meals of the Lost Generation: Recipes and Anecdotes from 1920s Paris.
A Very Good plus copy with a previous owner inscription on the flyleaf in a Fine bright dust jacket . The author has recreated thirty real-life Paris gatherings of artists, writers, dancers and musicians, provided the setting, the guest list, the conversation and of course the food into an engaging look at the social life of Paris in the 20s. Availing herself of more than 100 biographies, memoirs, letters and novels, Rodriguez-Hunter's research yields abundant references to food and meals of the Moderns from the now-historic banquet thrown by Picasso and Gertrude Stein for Henri Rousseau in 1908, to the exalted Cucumber Sandwiches a la Oscar Wilde served at the weekly salon of Natalie Barney; Kiki's Boeuf Daube from her native Burgandy; and the Truite Grenobloise dinner A.J. Liebling shared with his father in 1927 at Maillabuau's, then one of Paris' best restaurants. The author devotes each chapter to one or more important expat personality, from Antheil to Zelda, with a deftly distilled biography and a relevant, often amusing anecdote or quote relating to an actual meal. Once equipped with a genuine menu, she proceeds with recipes that replicate the meal as authentically as possible.

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[Expatriate Meals] Rodriguez-Hunter, Suzanne.
Found Meals of the Lost Generation: Recipes and Anecdotes from 1920s Paris.
A Fine bright unread copy in a Fine bright dust jacket . The author has recreated thirty real-life Paris gatherings of artists, writers, dancers and musicians, provided the setting, the guest list, the conversation and of course the food into an engaging look at the social life of Paris in the 20s. Availing herself of more than 100 biographies, memoirs, letters and novels, Rodriguez-Hunter's research yields abundant references to food and meals of the Moderns from the now-historic banquet thrown by Picasso and Gertrude Stein for Henri Rousseau in 1908, to the exalted Cucumber Sandwiches a la Oscar Wilde served at the weekly salon of Natalie Barney; Kiki's Boeuf Daube from her native Burgandy; and the Truite Grenobloise dinner A.J. Liebling shared with his father in 1927 at Maillabuau's, then one of Paris' best restaurants. The author devotes each chapter to one or more important expat personality, from Antheil to Zelda, with a deftly distilled biography and a relevant, often amusing anecdote or quote relating to an actual meal. Once equipped with a genuine menu, she proceeds with recipes that replicate the meal as authentically as possible.

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Joyce, James.
Haveth Childers Everywhere: Fragment of a Work in Progress.
A Very Good copy in yellow wrapper over stiff paper binding. Yellow wrapper is age darkened with partial separation along the spine. Issued a Criterion Miscellany No. 26. This 26 page volume is one of several fragments from Joyce's Work in Progress series that was eventually published as Finnegans Wake in 1939.

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[Poetry] Merwin, W.S.
The River Sound: Poems.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. This copy is signed by Merwin. o his lyrics Merwin adds three long narrative poems: "Lament for the Makers" is his tribute to fellow poets who are gone and who had his admiration, from Dylan Thomas to James Merrill; "Testimony" is a tour de force, an autobiographical poem in the manner of Francois Villon; "Suite in the Key of Forgetting" is a remarkable poem about memory and memories.

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[Paris in the 1920s] Huddleston, Sisley.
Back to Montparnasse: Glimpses of Broadway in Bohemia.
A Very Good plus copy with sunning to board edges and a bookplate on the front pastedown in a Very Good unclipped dust jacket with shallow chipping to the spine and front fold. In this guide book to the Paris artists and bohemians of the Twenties, Huddleston presents Montparnasse in all its fun and glitter along with all the cosmopolitan celebrities and literati. Those included in his portraits are Ernest Hemingway, Jean Cocteau, Kiki, Foujita, James Joyce, Claude Mackay, Ezra Pound and scores of other American, French, English artists and writers.

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Calvino, Italo.
Six Memos for The Next Millenium.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. Calvino was one of the world's best storytellers and in 1985 he prepared a series of lectures on the making of literature. Published her for the first time, Calvino pinpoints for future generations the six universal values he believed were critical to the appreciation of literature. These values include: 'lightness', 'quickness', 'exactitude', 'visibility', 'multiplicity' and 'consistency.' Together these memos to writers of the future provide is with Calvino's eloquent 'defense of literature.'

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[Poetry] Heaney, Seamus.
Station Island: Poetry.
A Very Good tight copy with a small damp stain to the rear board in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. The title poem of this collection, set on an Irish island, tells of a pilgrim on an inner journey that leads him back into the world that formed him, and then forward to face the crises of the present. Writing in The Washington Post Book World, Hugh Kenner called the narrative sequence in Seamus Heaney's Station Island "as fine a long poem as we've had in fifty years." Heaney draws on the culture of his native Ireland for this collection. Included are short lyrical verses, a long poem in which Heaney confronts ghosts from his past, and a piece about seventh century Ulster King Sweeney.

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[Poetry] Beckett, Samuel.
Collected Poems 1930-1978.
A Fine copy with a previous owner name on the flyleaf in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. This collection of Beckett's poetry is divided into three sections: poems written in English before and after the last world wars, poems in French with some translations into English written between 2967-and 1974, and the group of Mirlitonndades written between 1976 and 1978 and other translations.

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[Poetry] Yeats, W. B.
The Poems of W.B. Yeats.
A Fine copy in a Good plus dust jacket with several tape reinforced tears. This is the most complete edition of Yeats' verse, including poems from the plays and essays. The editor has remedied the flaws in the 1949 definitive collection. Finneran has added more than 120 new poems.

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[Literature] Joyce, James.
Finnegans Wake.
A Near Fine copy lacking the dust jacket. Joyce's last great work, it is not comprised of many borrowed styles, like Ulysses, but, rather, formulated as one dense, tongue-twisting soundscape. This 'language' is based on English vocabulary and syntax but, at the same time, self-consciously designed to function as a pun machine with an astonishing capacity for resisting singularity of meaning. Announcing a 'revolution of the word', this astonishing book amounts to a powerfully resonant cultural critique - a unique kind of miscommunication which, far from stabilizing the world in meaning, constructs a universe radically unfixed by a wild diversity of possibilities and potentials. It also remains the most hilarious, 'obscene', book of innuendos ever to be imagined.

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Garcia Marquez, Gabriel.
The General in His Labyrinth.
A Fine tight unread copy in a Fine bright dust jacket. In this novel, Marquez recuses the great Simon Bolivar from mythology and shows him as the Liberator, the dreamer by a vision of of South America free from Spanish domination. The story is told in the framework of a seven month voyage down the Magdalena River from Bogota to the sea and the pressures Bolivar experienced from war, passion, triumph and treachery.

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Twain, Mark.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket.

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[Poetry] Joyce, James.
Collected Poems.
A Fine copy in Very Good plus dust jacket with slight fading to the extremities. This volume collects "Chamber Music," "Pomes Penyeach," and "Ecce Puer."

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Fisher, M.F.K.
Long Ago in France: The Years in Dijon.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright price-clipped 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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[Paris in the 1920s] Barnes, Djuna.
Ladies Almanack. Showing their Signs and their Tides; their Moons and their Changes; .As well as a Full Record of Diurnal and No
A Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dust jacket with light age toning to the edges. Written by Djuna Barnes in 1928, this roman à clef catalogues the amorous intrigues of Barnes' lesbian network centered in Natalie Clifford Barney's salon in Paris. Written as a winking pastiche of Restoration wit, the slender volume is illustrated by Barnes's Elizabethan-inspired woodcuts. Many of Barnes's female friends and lovers appear in the book pseudonymously including Natalie Barney, Élisabeth de Gramont, Romaine Brooks, Dolly Wilde, Radclyffe Hall and her partner Una, Lady Troubridge, Janet Flanner and Solita Solano, and Mina Loy. The original book was published by Robert McAlmon in Paris in an edition of 1000 copies which are extremely rare today.

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[Art] Terrasse, Michel.
Bonnard at Le Cannet. Preface by Jean Leymarie.
A Near Fine copy with previous owner name on flyleaf in a Fine dust jacket. Pierre Bonnard first discovered the exceptional light of the Cote d' Azur in the south of FranceHe was so captivated by the light that he visited every year until he bought a house there in 1939 and lived there permantly. He produced over two hundred paintings of the the region, some of them his best-loved masterpieces--The Nude in the Bath, The Studio with Mimosa and The Almond Tree in Bloom. Michel Terrasse, Bonnard's grand nephew, has written a vivd recollection of the painter accompanied by reproductions of related drawings and paintings--mostly in color. There are also 14 photographs of Bonnard by Henri Cartier-Bresson. Complete qith 130 illustrations, 77 in color.

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[Art Monograph] .
Gaylen Hansen. Essay by Vicki Halper.
A Fine unread copy in a Fine dust jacket. Those interested in contemporary painting will find this volume of unexpected and mythic images of Western themes and landscapes well designed in format and intriguing in content. Hansen is from Utah and now teaches art at Washington State U. in Pullman. Freelance art historian Halper provides a resume of Hansen's career and critical reception. The catalog of paintings follows in excellent color reproductions. There is a selected bibliography.

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[Art Monograph] .
Jean Dubuffet: Towards an Alternative Reality. Essay by Mildred Glimcher. Writings by Jean Dubuffet.
A Fine tight copy with a previous owner name in a Fine dust jacket. Passionately believing that 'everyone could be a painter, Dubuffet looked to non-traditional sources - art by prisoners, psychics, and the insane - and to unusual materials - tar, sand, butterfly wings - to liberate his own creativity. The extraordinarily imaginative and varied results are viewed in this survey of his career. Insatiably curious about new ideas, fiercely skeptical about conventional ones, Dubuffet probed unexplored territory through his prose as well as his art - many appearing here for the first time. Dubuffet made several false starts as an artist before committing himself to painting full time in 1943. This book proceeds from the heavily impastoed portraits of the forties, through the well-known Hourloupe Cycle of the sixties, and onto the last works of Dubuffet the Non-lieux (No-ground). Dubuffet also experimented with lithographs, gouaches, assemblages and large scale public sculpture. As artist, writer, collector of more than 5000 examples of Art Brut, Dubuffet had a formidable impact on international postwar art. Refusing to conform to any one style, he dazzled with an inexhaustible inventiveness that continued nearly to his death at age eighty-three. This book captures the unique spirit of this remarkable artist.

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[Military Memoir] Fussell, Paul.
Doing Battle: The Making of a Skeptic.
A Near Fine copy with a remainder mark to the bottom edge and a bookplate on the front pastedown in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. In this highly-praised autobiographical work, the author of "The Great War and Modern Memory" recounts his own experience of combat in WWII and how it became a determining force in his life. "Doing Battle" is at once a summing-up of one man's life and profoundly thoughtful portrait of America's own search for identity in the second half of this century.

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[Art Biography] Arnold, Bruce.
Jack Yeats.
A Fine unread copy in a Fine dust jacket. Jack Yeats (1871-1957) stands as a giant figure in Irish twentieth-century art. An isolated artist throughout his life, Yeats dominated solely through the talent, magic, and inventiveness of his painting. His vision and his standing, as well as many critical judgments during the forty years since his death, have provoked controversies which Bruce Arnold confronts in this major biography. The author tells the full story of the artist’s life and analyzes his prodigious output. This included not only some one thousand oil paintings and vast numbers of illustrations, comic cartoons, drawings, and watercolors but also seven novels and nine plays. An innately original man, Yeats eschewed all movements, took no pupils, taught only by example. Yet he exerted a fundamental and fascinating influence on Irish culture during his long and diverse life. Based on extensive research in primary sources, this generously illustrated book describes the life of Jack Yeats, son of the portrait painter John Butler Yeats and younger brother of the poet William Butler Yeats.

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[Poetry] Eliot, T.S.
The Waste Land and Other Poems.
A Near Fine copy with a previous owner name on the title page in Near Fine dust jacket. While recovering from a mental collapse in a Swiss sanitarium in 1921, T. S. Eliot finished what became the definitive poem of the modern condition, one that still casts a large and ominous shadow over twentieth-century poetry. Built upon the imagery of the Grail legend, the Fisher King, and ancient fertility cults, “The Waste Land” is both a poetic diagnosis of an ailing civilization and a desperate quest for spiritual renewal. Through pastiche and collage Eliot unfolds a nightmarish landscape of sexual disorder and spiritual desolation, inhabited by the voice (literary, historical, mythic, contemporary) of an unconscious that is at turns deeply personal and culturally collective. This edition includes “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” ““Gerontion,” and more.

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[Art Monograph] Kallir, Jane.
Egon Schiele. The Complete Works. Expanded Edition.
A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. Egon Schiele (1890-1917) ranks among the most influential painters to emerge from the cultural ferment of turn-of-the-century Vienna. This internationally successful volume is enhanced with 32 pages of new material, including more than 200 new catalogue raisonne entries, making it the most comprehensive book on the artist ever published. Illustrated with 94 color, 107 duotone and over 3,000 black & white images.

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[Art Monograph] Baumer, Angelica.
Gustav Klimt. Women.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine dust jacket. Gustav Klimt images have unprecedented force and originality. His dreamlike, delicately detailed compositions seem full of light, a symphony of dazzling golds, fiery reds and oranges, flashing purples and blues, and antique coppery greens. And, most beautiful are his pictures of women, among the most tender and aesthetically pleasing works in all art history. An essay provides invaluable background on Klimt's training, influences, and contemporary reception--and the striking, shimmering cover is in pure gold.

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[Art Monograph] Nordland, Gerald .
Richard Diebenkorn.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine dust jacket. Previous owner name on the front flyleaf. Along with several hundred superb reproductions, critic Gerald Nordland's essay provides a thoughtful and informative review of Diebenkorn's career and a biographical chronology of the artist's life and work. 300 illustrations, 150 in color.

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[Natural History] fRice, Dr. Tony .
Voyages of Discovery. Three Centuries of Natural History Exploration.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. Voyages of Discovery records some of the most significant and remarkable discoveries in the history of natural science exploration, documenting major advances and watershed moments in the past three centuries. Each piece of artwork -- rare drawings and beautiful color illustrations, photographs and maps -- many of which have never been seen before, was handpicked from the vast archives of the Natural History Museum in London.Entwined with all the images are the fascinating stories behind them, of brave and fearless explorers, naturalists, artists, photographers, cartographers -- or all these at once -- who were driven to understand the world around them and expand the limits of human knowledge.

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[Literary Magazines] Joost, Nicholas.
Scofield Thayer and The Dial: An Illustrated History.
A Very Good copy in a Good Plus unclipped dust jacket with a long internally tape repaired tear to the front panel, small piece missing from the head of the spine and edge wear. From the end of World War One until the great Crash of 1929, The Dial was the most distinguished monthly literary magazine in the U.S. to champion modern artistic movements. This historical study of the magazine analyises the literary and artistic movements of the twenties and The Dial's impact on those movements.

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Dunning, John.
Booked to Die.
A Fine, tight, copy in a Fine, unclipped dust jacket. This copy comes complete with a copy of Dunning's limited edition "Book Scout". Denver homicide detective Cliff Janeway may not always play by the book, but he is an avid collector of rare and first editions. After a local bookscout is killed on his turf, Janeway would like nothing better than to rearrange the suspect's spine. But the suspect, local lowlife Jackie Newton, is a master at eluding the law, and Janeway's wrathful brand of off-duty justice costs him his badge. Turning to his lifelong passion, Janeway opens a small bookshop -- all the while searching for evidence to put Newton away. But when prized volumes in a highly sought-after collection begin to appear, so do dead bodies. Now, Janeway's life is about to start a precarious new chapter as he attempts to find out who's dealing death along with vintage Chandlers and Twains.

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McGuane, Thomas.
Cloudbursts: Collected and New Stories.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine dust jacket. Thomas McGuane has been heralded as an unrivaled master of the short story. Now the arc of that achievement appears in one definitive volume—forty-five stories, including two new and six previously uncollected pieces. Set in the seedy corners of Key West, the remote shore towns of the Bahamas, and McGuane’s hallmark Big Sky country with its vast and unforgiving landscape, these are stories of people on the fringes of society, whose twisted pasts meddle with their chances for companionship. Moving from the hilarious to the tragic and back again, McGuane writes about familial dysfunction, emotional failure, and American loneliness, celebrating the human ability to persist through life’s absurdities.

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[Puget Sound HIstory] Walkinshaw, Robert.
On Puget Sound. With 21 Drawings by Jeanie Walter Walkinshaw.
A Fine copy in a Very Good unclipped dust jacket with a large piece of the rear panel missing. This copy is signed by both the author and the illustrator. This volume is Walkinshaw's local historical and geographical work on the Puget Sound region of Washington State. The author provides a very early study of the Puget Sound landscape with special emphasis on Mount Rainier, the Nisqually Palins region, the Alki Beach area of West Seattle,.

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[Japanese Literature] Kawabata, Yasunari.
Palm-of-the-Hand Stories.
A Fine copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. This volume collects for the first time in English over seventy of the Nobel Prize winner's "palm-sized" stories. Yasunari Kawabata felt the essence of his art was to be found not in his longer works but in a series of short stories?which he called "Palm-of-the-Hand Stories"?written over the span of his career. In them we find loneliness, love, and the passage of time, demonstrating the range and complexity of a true master of short fiction.

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The Paris Ritz) Mazzeo, Tilar J.
The Hotel on Place Vendome: Life , Death, and Betrayal at the Hotel Ritz in Paris.
A Near Fine tight copy with a remainder mark on the bottom edge in a Fine dust jacket. Tilar J. Mazzeo traces the history of this cultural landmark from its opening in fin de siècle Paris. At its center, The Hotel on Place Vendôme is an extraordinary chronicle of life at the Ritz during wartime, when the Hôtel was simultaneously headquarters to the highest-ranking German officers, such as Reichsmarshal Hermann Göring, and home to exclusive patrons, including Coco Chanel. Mazzeo takes us into the grand palace’s suites, bars, dining rooms, and wine cellars, revealing a hotbed of illicit affairs and deadly intrigue, as well as stunning acts of defiance and treachery. Set against the backdrop of the Nazi occupation of World War II, The Hôtel on Place Vendôme is the captivating history of Paris’s world-famous Hôtel Ritz—a breathtaking tale of glamour, opulence, and celebrity; dangerous liaisons, espionage, and resistance.

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[Mystery] Hammett, Dashiell.
Nightmare Town: Stories.
A Fine copy in a Near Fine dust jacket with two short closed edge tears.. These twenty short stories unavailable in book form until this collection do not duplicate any of the seven stories collected in Hammett's "The Continental Op." These stories take us back to Hammett's early years as a writer for Black Mask magazine when his talent burned bright and he wrote with force and vigor. In seven stories, the tough and taciturn Continental Op takes on a motley collection of the deceitful, the duped, and the dead, and once again shows his uncanny ability to get at the truth. In three stories, Sam Spade confronts the darkness in the human soul while rolling his own cigarettes. And the first study for The Thin Man sends John Guild on a murder investigation in which almost every witness may be lying. In Nightmare Town, Dashiell Hammett, America's poet laureate of the dispossessed, shows us a world where people confront a multitude of evils. Whether they are trying to right wrongs or just trying to survive, all of them are rendered with Hammett's signature gifts for sharp-edged characters and blunt dialogue.

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Kent, Rockwell.
Rockwell Kent's Greenland Journal. A Private Diary and Sketchbook. Illustrated by Kent.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine price-clipped dust jacket. Rockwell Kent (1882-1971), an energetic and multitalented man, pursued many interests and careers during his very long and active life. At various times he was an architect, draftsman, carpenter, unskilled laborer, painter, illustrator, printmaker, commercial artist, designer, traveler/explorer, writer, professional lecturer, dairy farmer, and political activist. Greenland Journal is his account of Account of his year's stay at Igdlorssuit, Umanak District, west Greenland, 1931-32.

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[Paris Art & Fashion] Damase, Jacques.
Sonia Delaunay: Fashion and Fabrics.
A Fine copy in illustrated paperback binding. The Russian-born artist Sonia Delaunay, who with her husband, Robert Delaunay, was a leading light of the Cubist splinter group Orphism, branched out after the First World War into a distinctive career of her own. Between 1920 and 1930, a decade full of activity and success, she produced some of the most striking and original fabric designs of modern times. She was the inventor of abstract design for fabrics, and her materials--brightly colored and filled with geometric patterns--were the rage among fashionable circles in the Art Deco era. Delaunay made imaginative waistcoats for Tristan Tzara, Louis Aragon, Rene Crevel, and other Surrealist poets. She dressed Gloria Swanson and various French film stars, the unconventional socialite Nancy Cunard, and the wife of the Bauhaus architect Marcel Breuer. She also designed interiors in collaboration with the Paris architect Mallet-Stevens and created costumes for the early films of Marcel L'Herbier. Her fabrics were sold by Liberty's in London and many of the most exclusive department stores in New York. Jean Cocteau and Blaise Cendrars wrote about her fashion designs, and her decorative scarves are known to have had an influence on the work of Paul Klee.

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[Paris in the 20s] Delaunay, Sonia, Stanley Baron and Jacques Damase.
Sonia Delaunay: The Life of an Artist. A Personal Biography Based on Unpublished Private Journals.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright dust jacket. This volume, with the help of Delaunay's journals. sketchbooks and other personal records, traces the artist's life beginning with her childhood in Russia, her art studies in Germany, her move to Paris in 1905 where from the 1920s and 30s she blossomed in the expatriate art world. Delaunay's artistic talents appeared in bookbinding, tapestries, carpets and fabric designs.

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