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[Cultural Essays] Benjamin, Walter.
Radio Benjamin. Edited by Lecia Rosenthal.
A Fine tight unread copy in a Fine dust jacket. Walter Benjamin was fascinated by the impact of new technology on culture, an interest that extended beyond his renowned critical essays. From 1927 to ’33, he wrote and presented something in the region of eighty broadcasts using the new medium of radio. Radio Benjamin gathers the surviving transcripts, which appear here for the first time in English. This eclectic collection demonstrates the range of Benjamin’s thinking and his enthusiasm for popular sensibilities. His celebrated “Enlightenment for Children” youth programs, his plays, readings, book reviews, and fiction reveal Benjamin in a creative, rather than critical, mode.

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Lewis, C.S.
Through the Shadowlands. The Story of his Life with Joy Davidman.
A Fine copy in a Very Good plus unclipped dust jacket with a short closed edge tear to the top edge of the front panel and light fading to the fore edge of the jacket. At first glance, they were an unlikely couple: C. S. Lewis, a distinguished author and Oxford scholar, and Joy Davidman, a Jewish-American divorcée, converted Christian, mother of two, and former Communist Party member. But together they walked through life's challenges, persevering despite having their faith tested in the face of suffering and death. This amazing true story reveals the many events that occurred in the lives of two astounding Christians to bring them together and spark their love for each other. Readers will experience both their tender moments and the darkest hours where faith was tested and shaken to its very foundations. More than a biography and more than a love story, this is a moving tribute to a couple whose faith, hope, and love grew through adversity.

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Kafka, Franz.
The Complete Stories.
A Fine tight copy in a Very Good plus dust jacket with spots of soiling to the front cover. With the exception of Kafka's three novels, all of his narrative work is presented here, including The Metamorphosis. This is the most comprehensive, single-volume collection of Kafka's narratives ever published. 486 pages.

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[Vietnam War Literature] Jones, James.
Viet Journal.
A Near Fine copy with a previous owner name on the flyleaf n a Fine, unclipped dust jacket. The Vietnam War was winding down In 1973 when novelist James Jones was asked to go to the war zone and report on "the sights, the sound, the smells of Vietnam--after the end." Seeking one last first-hand look at war, Jones agreed to go at a time when the principal combatants were reported to be at a "cease-fire" but upon his arrival he quickly realized there was no such halt in the fighting. In this on-the-scene diary, Jones reports on his observations of an aerial bombardment, his air inspection of My Lai--the scene of a US massacre of Vietnamese civilians, survivors of the Hue massacres conducted by the Viet Cong, as well as the day to day life of military life in a war zone.

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Faulkner, William.
Uncollected Stories. Edited by Joseph Blottner.
A Fine copy in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket, with a small damp-stain to the top corner of the front flap. This collection of forty-five stories is comprised of short works that were not included in Faulkner's Collected Short Stories published in 1950 for a number of reason including the fact that twenty of them had been incorporated into future novels after their initial magazine publication. Twelve of the stories, though published in magazines, were never collected in book form and thirteen have never been published preciously.

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[Beat Literature] Kerouac, Jack.
The Portable Jack Kerouac. Edited by Ann Charters.
A Fine tight unread copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. This anthology of Kerouac's writing includes excerpts from the numerous volumes that tell the Legend of Duluoz, a selection of his poetry, his writings on Spontaneous Prose, Bop jazz and the Beats, his views on Buddhism, and several letters to important members of the Beat movement. 624 pages.

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[Children's Literature] Crothers, Samuel McChord.
The Children of Dickens. Illustrated by Jesse Willcox Smith.
A Near Fine copy in illustrated boards with a book plate afixed to the front pastedown. Black cloth, pictorial paste-on, This Scribner Classic features ten color plates by Smith as well as pictorial endpapers and title illustrations by E. Mallison. The text focuses only on the children from Dickens' various novels including David Copperfield, Oliver, Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, Paul Dombey and others.

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[Paris Photography] Stevens, Robert.
Yvon's Paris.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine dust jacket. The photographer Pierre Yves-Petit, who called himself “Yvon,” wandered the streets of Paris between the world wars looking for the moment when the shifting light and clouds would perfectly reveal the city’s ephemeral, iconic beauty. The dramatic images of the city and its people that he made during those years would become the most popular postcards in France. Yvon’s Paris reproduces more than one hundred of his loveliest images, many made from recently discovered glass negatives. This elegant and poetic collection captures the magic of Paris at its most photogenic—the way many of us romantically wish it still were. 100 duotone images.

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[Photography Memoir] Adams, Ansel.
Ansel Adams. An Autobiography.
A Fine tight copy in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with light bleeding of the orange cloth binding throught the jacket folds. In this bestselling autobiography, completed shortly before his death in 1984, Ansel Adams looks back at his legendary six-decade career as a conservationist, teacher, musician, and, above all, photographer. Written with characteristic warmth, vigor, and wit, this fascinating account brings to life the infectious enthusiasms, fervent battles, and bountiful friendships of a truly American original.

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[Paris iPhotography] Brassai.
The Secret Paris of the 30's.
A Near Fine copy with a hole punch to the top corner of the front panel. The Secret Paris of the '30s is one of the most evocative photographic memoirs ever published. For years it was known that Brassai had taken a series of 'secret photographs' which could not be published because of their daring nature. Alone, or in the company of friends, he discovered the forbidden Paris of the 1930s - its brothels, whores, pimps, and opium dens - the sordid yet bewitching bas-monde where high society mingled with the underworld. Brassai's photographs reveal a milieu previously known only through books such as the novels of Henry Miller (a frequent companion on his nocturnal rambles): the seamy, grimy yet infinitely exciting reality that tourists still think of when they seek 'Paris by night'. These fascinating images are accompanied by Brassai's own text, in which he describes the extraordinary conditions under which he took his photographs.

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[Astronaut Signature] Shepard, Alan & Deke Slayton.
Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America's Race to the Moon.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. Alan Shepard Signed bookplate on the half title. On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, and the space race was born. Desperate to beat the Russians into space, NASA put together a crew of the nation’s most daring test pilots: the seven men who were to lead America to the moon. The first into space was Alan Shepard; the last was Deke Slayton, whose irregular heartbeat kept him grounded until 1975. They spent the 1960s at the forefront of NASA’s effort to conquer space, and Moon Shot is their inside account of what many call the twentieth century’s greatest feat—landing humans on another world. Collaborating with NBC’s veteran space reporter Jay Barbree, Shepard and Slayton narrate in gripping detail the story of America’s space exploration from the time of Shepard’s first flight until he and eleven others had walked on the moon.

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[George A. Custer] Philbrick, Nathaniel.
The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Listtle 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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[Cocktail Literature] Greene, Philip.
To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion.
A Fine copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. In To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion, Philip Greene, cocktail historian, spirits consultant, and cofounder of the Museum of the American Cocktail, offers us a view of Papa through the lens Papa himself preferred—the bottom of a glass. A bartender’s manual for Hemingway enthusiasts offers a unique take on Hemingway’s oeuvre that privileges the tastes, smells, and colors of the cocktails he enjoyed and the drinks he placed so prominently in his stories they were nearly characters themselves. To Have and Have Another delivers fascinating and lively background on the various drinks, their ingredients, their histories, and the characters—real and fictional—associated with them.

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[Garden Design] Ballinger, Barbara and Michael Glassman.
The Garden Bible. Designing Your Perfect Outdoor Space.
A Fine tight copy in Fine illustrated boards. Transforming outdoor space is one of the hottest home trends today. It expands indoor square footage, makes a property more usable, keeps homeowners healthier whether they grow vegetables or swim laps. It also makes a neighborhood more aesthetically attractive. The Garden Bible can help homeowners understand the challenges of their site and what needs to be done on an ongoing basis for their garden to develop and thrive. Explaining the many options available, this title will show you how to get it right first time. With 20 case studies, highlighting the most popular garden trends - how they transformed a site, what challenges were involved, and how the project could have been done with more affordable options - The Garden Bible will show you that not only is a great garden beautiful to look at, but it's also great for the soul.

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[Gardening Reference] Clausen, Ruth Rogers and Thomas Christopher.
Essential Perennials. The Complete Reference to 2700 Perennials for the Home Garden. Fully Illustrated.
A Fine tight unread copy in glossy illustrated boards. Essential Perennials focuses on what every gardener needs to know to choose from the thousands of perennials available, and care for the ones you already have. This A-to-Z guide is packed with more than 2,700 plants, with each entry listing flower color, bloom time, foliage characteristics, size, and light and temperature requirements. Each profile is supported by stunning color photography that showcases the flower and foliage that make each plant unique.

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[Plant History] Kingsbury, Noel.
Garden Flora: The Natural and Cultural History of the Plants in Your Garden.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine illustrated dust jacket. The oldest rose fossil was found in Colorado and dates to 35 million years ago. Marigolds, infamous for their ability to self-seed, are named for an Etruscan god who sprang from a ploughed field. And daffodils—an icon of spring—were introduced to Britain by the Romans more than 2,000 years ago. Every garden plant has an origination story, and Garden Flora, by noted garden designer Noel Kingsbury, shares them in a beautifully compelling way. This lushly illustrated survey of 133 of the most commonly grown plants explains where each plant came from and the journey it took into home gardens. Kingsbury tells intriguing tales of the most important plant hunters, breeders, and gardeners throughout history, and explores the unexpected ways plants have been used.

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[Landscape Design] Cohen, Susan.
The Inspired Landscape. Twenty-one leading landscape architects explore the creative process.
A Fine tight unread copy in illustrated boards without dust jacket as issued. The Inspired Landscape explores the creative process of outstanding landscape architects through their most celebrated projects. Susan Cohen, the founder and director of the acclaimed Landscape Design Portfolio Series at New York Botanical Garden, illustrates the creative path taken by landscape architects like Mikyoung Kim, whose design for the Crown Sky Garden in Chicago was inspired by the interplay of music and nature. And Cornelia Oberlander, whose vision for the form of a Vancouver green roof was drawn from a Karl Blossfeld photograph of a gently undulating orchid leaf. With original sketches, plans, and photographs, this book is an extraordinary journey through the creative process.

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[Food Gardening] Benson, Matthew.
Growing Beautiful Food. A Gardener's Guide to Cultivating Extraordinary Vegetables and Fruit.
A Fine tight unread copy in illustrated boards without dust jacket as issued. With the paradigm shift toward local and homegrown food, gardeners and foodies have come to relish beautiful vegetable gardens and beautiful meals. Benson restored a time-worn gentleman's farm and operates a CSA on one small acre of the land, offering vegetables, orchard fruit, cut flowers, herbs, eggs, and honey from the property. His garden-to-table operation offers an edible feast of textures, colors, and aromas and has grown into a way to feed others, while pushing back against the industrial food system in a small but meaningful way. Growing Beautiful Food is both inspiration and instruction, with detailed growing advice for 50 remarkable crops, a memorable narrative, and evocative imagery.

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[Landscape Design] Oudolf, Piet and Noel Kingsbury.
Hummelo: A Journey Through a Plantsman's Life.
A Fine tight copy in illustrated boards without dust jacket as issued. This book is an intimate look at the personal garden of the Dutch landscape designer renowned for his plantings at the High Line in New York City, and Lurie Garden at Chicago’s Millennium Park. Hummelo—near the village of the same name in Gelderland in the eastern Netherlands—is visited by thousands of gardeners seeking inspiration each year. It is Piet Oudolf’s home, his personal garden laboratory, a former nursery run by his wife Anja, and the place where he first tested new designs and created the new varieties of perennials that are now widely available. Hummelo tells the story of how the garden has evolved over the past three decades since Oudolf, Anja, and their two young sons moved onto the property, with its loamy sand and derelict, wood stove-heated farmhouse, in 1982.

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[Blue Music] Wald, Elijah.
Escaping the Delta: Robert Johnson and the Invention of the Blues.
A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. In this combination history of blues music and biography of Robert Johnson, Wald, a blues musician himself, explores Johnson's rise from a little known guitarist who died in 1938 to one of the most influential artists in rock and roll. From the blues' meager beginning in the early 1900s to its '30s heyday and its 1960s revival, Wald gives a revisionist history of the music, which he feels, in many instances, has been mislabeled and misjudged. Though his writing sometimes reads like a textbook, and he occasionally gets bogged down in arcane musical references, Wald's academic precision aids him in his quest to re-analyze America's perception of the blues as well as in trying to decipher the music's murky true origins and history. Using a lengthy comparison of how white Americans and black Americans define the blues, Wald demonstrates how Johnson fit into the gray area between the two. Wald combines a short bio of Johnson with detailed analysis of his songs and the mysterious tales that are associated with him, giving a thorough account of Johnson's life, music and legend. The chapter on how white guitarists like Eric Clapton and Keith Richards interpreted who Johnson was and what he played really shows why he is not one of the many forgotten early 20th-century bluesmen. Wald's theories will no doubt cause passionate discussions among true blues aficionados, but the technical and obscure nature of much of his writing will make the book more of a useful reference resource. Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc

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[Food Literature] Fisher, M.F.K.
An Alphabet for Gourmets. With Drawings by Marvin Bileck.
A Fine copy in a Very Good price clipped dust jacket with sunning to the spine and a closed edge tear to the front panel. In Alphabet for Gourmets, M.F.K. Fisher arranges a selection of her essays in a whimsical way that reveals the breadth and depth of her passion. From A for (dining) alone to Z for Zakuski, "a Russian hors d'oeuvre," Fisher alights on both longtime obsessions and idiosyncratic digressions. As usual, she liberates her readers from caution and slavish adherence to culinary tradition-- and salts her writings with a healthy dose of humor.

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[Food Memoir] Fisher, M.F. K.
Map of Another Town: A Memoir of Provence.
A Near Fine copy in a price clipped dust jacket with some toning the edges. The timeless beauty of Aix de Provence, delicately and incisively perceived, is so fused with the author's own fluctuating and most feminine sensibilities that the reader finds himself absorbed in an inner life of memory, a conscious growth of understanding. During her two sojourns in Aix de Provence with her two young daughters, the author intuits, observes the sights, sounds and humanity of the "town". The pure sensate joy of perceiving the many qualities of light, the texture of aging stone, the lyric beauty of the fountains, is brilliantly communicated. Throughout Fisher retains her own identity as the American outsider, yet indulges in a deep appreciation of the Gallic provincial identity. A refreshing guide for the senses and spirit.

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Steinbeck, John.
Sweet Thursday.
A Fine copy in a bright unclipped dust jacket with a touch of wear to spine head and a tiny close tear to top edge of front panel. Sweet Thursday is the sequel to Cannery Row and set in the years after the end of World War II. According to the author, "Sweet Thursday" is the day between Lousy Wednesday and Waiting Friday. Returning to the scene of Cannery Row—the weedy lots and junk heaps and flophouses of Monterey, John Steinbeck once more brings to life the denizens of a netherworld of laughter and tears—from Doc, based on Steinbeck’s lifelong friend Ed Ricketts, to Fauna, new headmistress of the local brothel, to Hazel, a bum whose mother must have wanted a daughter.

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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 in blue cloth with light rubbing to the edges 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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Lopez, Barry.
Crow and Weasel. Illustrated by Tom Pohrt.
A Fine copy in a Fine bright dust jacket. This copy is signed by Lopez. Long ago, when people and animals spoke the same language, two young men left their tribe to make an adventurous voyage through the wilderness, into the unknown northland. Set in the mythic past and inspired by the traditions of the North American Plains people, this fable of self-discovery follows Crow and Weasel as they face unfamiliar perils on a quest for knowledge and wisdom. Conquering their innermost fears, the two heroes come of age and learn more than they ever could have imagined--about humanity's relationship to the land, the importance of respecting other peoples and giving thanks, and even the ery nature of friendship itself.

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Hesse, Hermann.
Reflections.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine, price-clipped dust jacket. This is a selection of Hesse's reflections from his books and letters including the topics of Love, Death, Happiness, Politics & more. According to Hesse, "In each of these essays I strive to guide the reader not into the world theater with its political problems but into his innermost being, before the judgment seat of his very personal conscience." This faith in salvation via the Inward Way is persuasively set forth as the answer to questions of war and peace.

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[Civil War Memoir] Grant, Ulysses S.
Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant in 2 Volumes Complete.
A Very Good plus, tight set in publisher's deluxe brown morocco leather over brown cloth boards with gilt circular emblems on the front and rear covers.. There is wear to the leather edges of both volumes. This set is complete with the facsimile letter of Grant's original terms for Lee's surrender that is often missing. Mark Twain was the publisher of this monumental memoir as well as its editor and proof reader. Twain was extremely fond of and a close friend of Grant and encouraged the President and war hero to write his memoirs. Grant was dying of throat cancer but completed his two volume opus, dictating the second volume to a secretary. Twain noted in a letter to his daughter that the manuscript was not even set yet and 20,000 sets had been ordered from only two states. "Wait till you hear from the other 37." Grant finished his memoirs on July 18, 1885 and died five days later on July 23rd. Following his death, advance orders of the memoirs reached 300,000 sets realizing close to $450,000 for his family which was otherwise penniless. In a 1992 New York Times book review, General Schwarzkopf is quoted as using Grant's two-volume work as his model, calling it the finest military history of the Civil War.

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[Northwest History] Phillips, James W.
Washington State Place Names.
A Fine copy in a Fine price-clipped dust jacket. The author has gathered almost 1500 histories of Washington State place names from Aberdeen to Zillah with Mabana in between. This is a valuable and informative historical examination of the major population centers, mountains, rivers and geographic features.

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[Vietnam War Literature] Moore, Lt. Gen. Harold G. (Ret.) and Joseph L. Galloway.
We Were Soldiers Once...and Young. Ia Drang--The Battle that Changed the War in Vietnam.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright price-clipped dust jacket. On Nov. 14, 1965, the 1st Battalion of the 7th Cavalry, commanded by Lt. Col. Moore and accompanied by UPI reporter Galloway, helicoptered into Vietnam's remote Ia Drang Valley and found itself surrounded by a numerically superior force of North Vietnamese regulars. Moore and Galloway here offer a detailed account, based on interviews with participants and on their own recollections, of what happened during the four-day battle. Much more than a conventional battle study, the book is a frank record of the emotional reactions of the GIs to the terror and horror of this violent and bloody encounter. Both sides claimed victory, the U.S. calling it a validation of the newly developed doctrine of airmobile warfare. Supplemented with maps, the memoir is a vivid re-creation of the first major ground battle of the Vietnam War. Photos.

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[Pulitzer Prize Winner] McMurtry, Larry.
Lonesome Dove.
A Near Fine Copy with a binding crimp to one page in a Fine, bright, unclipped dust jacket. A love story, an adventure, and an epic of the frontier, Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prize— winning classic, Lonesome Dove is the grandest novel ever written about the last defiant wilderness of America. Journey to the dusty little Texas town of Lonesome Dove and meet an unforgettable assortment of heroes and outlaws, whores and ladies, Indians and settlers. Richly authentic, beautifully written, always dramatic, Lonesome Dove is a book to make us laugh, weep, dream, and remember.

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[Northwest History] Richardson, David.
Pig War Islands.
A Fine tight copy in a Very Good plus, unclipped dust jacket with some slight rubbing to the edges. This copy is signed by the author. Richardson has written the story of the 1859 clash between British and American forces over the ownership of the San Juan Islands, instigated by the shooting death of an errant British pig by an American settler. The San Juan Islands lie 80 miles north of Seattle and the author recounts the entertaining story of their early history and the military encounter that changed their history forever. Richardson also provides detailed accounts of the major players in this international incident, and the aftermath of the "war" and its effects on the islands.

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Hemingway, Ernest.
Islands in the Stream.
A Near Fine tight copy with previous owner names on front flyleaf in a Fine, bright unclipped dust jacket . This was the first of Hemingway's fictional works to be published posthumously. Set in Bimini in the 1930s, Islands tells the story of Thomas Hudson, a sculptor, with a passion for the sea, fishing and ultimately protecting the Gulf Stream waters from Nazi submariners.

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Forester, C.S.
Commodore Hornblower.
A Near Fine copy with a previous owner name on the front pastedown in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. Commodore Hornblower works as a historical novel of the Napoleonic era and as a reminder of the immense struggles and sacrifices of warfare. The book begins with Hornblower leaving his new wife and son to return to sea. How poignant this passage must have been for the first post-war readers. Hornblower, now in charge of a small squadron, must take his ships into the Baltic past hostile Danes and Swedes who maintain a sinister neutrality. What follows is a series of naval and land engagements that are typical of this type of novel. The battle scenes are both exciting and exhilarating yet horrifying at the same time. During his stint in the Baltic, Hornblower rubs shoulders with the Tsar of Russia, Marshal Bernadotte of Sweden and the warrior/philosopher Clausewitz. Hornblower must try and win over those hanging onto to neutrality by a thread and those siding with the tyrant Napoleon. As always he acquits himself well although he is his own worst critic.

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[Civil War] Grant, Ulysses S.
Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant in 2 Volumes.
Two Volumes Complete. A Very Good plus tight set with an owner's bookplate in green cloth bindings stamped in gold on the spine and front covers with light wear to the spine edges. . This set is complete with the facsimile letter of Grant's original terms for Lee's surrender that is often missing. Mark Twain was the publisher of this monumental memoir as well as its editor and proof reader. Twain was extremely fond of and a close friend of Grant and encouraged the President and war hero to write his memoirs. Grant was dying of throat cancer but completed his two volume opus, dictating the second volume to a secretary. Twain noted in a letter to his daughter that the manuscript was not even set yet and 20,000 sets had been ordered from only two states. "Wait till you hear from the other 37." Grant finished his memoirs on July 18, 1885 and died five days later on July 23rd. Following his death, advance orders of the memoirs reached 300,000 sets realizing close to $450,000 for his family which was otherwise penniless. In a 1992 New York Times book review, General Schwarzkopf is quoted as using Grant's two-volume work as his model, calling it the finest military history of the Civil War.

Price: $850.00
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[Astronauts] Hansen, James R.
First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong. The Authorized Biography.
A Fine tight unread copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. This copy has a bookplate signed by the author James Hansen afixed to the front pastedown. When Apollo 11 touched down on the moon’s surface in 1969, the first man on the moon became a legend. In First Man, Hansen explores the life of Neil Armstrong. Based on over fifty hours of interviews with the intensely private Armstrong, who also gave Hansen exclusive access to private documents and family sources, this “magnificent panorama of the second half of the American twentieth century” is an unparalleled biography of an American icon. In a riveting narrative filled with revelations, Hansen vividly recreates Armstrong’s career in flying, from his seventy-eight combat missions as a naval aviator flying over North Korea to his formative transatmospheric flights in the rocket-powered X-15 to his piloting Gemini VIII to the first-ever docking in space. These milestones made it seem, as Armstrong’s mother Viola memorably put it, “as if from the very moment he was born—farther back still—that our son was somehow destined for the Apollo 11 mission.”

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Saroyan, William.
Here Comes/The Goes/You Know Who: An Autobiography.
A Near Fine extremely tight copy in a Near Fine, price-clipped dust jacket with two small closed edge tears to the head of the spine. In these 52 brief episodic snapshots, Saroyan writes of the significant events, encounters and people he experienced in his rich and varied life as only he could write them.

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Bowles, Paul.
Too Far from Home: Selected Writings of Paul Bowles.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright dust jacket. This anthology of Bowles' writing includes the complete Sheltering Sky as well as excerpts from Up Above the World, Let it Come Down and The Spider's House. The novella Too Far From Home is complete. Also includes are twelve stories, poems, travel essays, excerpts from his autobiography, letters and jounrals. 692 pages.

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[Island Food] Moore, Laura and Deborah Skinner.
Simply Whidbey. A Collection of regional recipes from Whidbey Island, Washington.
A Near Fine copy in illustrated paperback binding as issued. This 226 page book collects a treasure trove of local island recipes to suit every pallet.

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[Custer's Last Stand] Taylor, William O.
With Custer on the Little Bighorn. A Newly Discovered First-Person Account by William O. Taylor. Foreword by Greg Martin.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine dust jacket. On June 25, 1876, as General George Armstrong Custer and his soldiers fell to Sioux warriors, Taylor, a private in Troop A of the 7th Cavalry who had just ridden into battle with Major Marcus Reno, was bunkered down, under siege, in a valley below the Little Bighorn. Three days later, he helped bury Custer's troops. Discharged for reasons of health in 1877, Taylor became a lifelong student of his first and only battle. Six years before he died, he completed this previously unpublished memoir/history, which was purchased by editor Martin in 1995. The text integrates Taylor's personal memories with extensive borrowings from existing published sources. The narrative offers vivid and original firsthand accounts of both the confused retreat of Reno's battalion across the Little Bighorn River and the grisly process of identifying and interring the already decomposing corpses on the site of the Last Stand.

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[Custer's Last Stand] Genovese, Vincent J.
Billy Heath. The Man who Survived Custer's Last Stand.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine dust jacket. For more than one hundred twenty-five years virtually every history book in print has contended that no white man survived the Battle of the Little Bighorn, where Custer made his famous "last stand." The author provides compelling proof that at least one member of the Seventh Cavalry, a man named William Heath, did indeed escape. In this analysis of previously neglected historical documents, Vincent J. Genovese provides verifiable evidence that dispels the long-held myth that none of Custer's soldiers survived the massacre that took place in Montana on June 25, 1876. What makes Genovese's contribution to the history of this famous event so interesting are public records that he here introduces, which show indisputably that William Heath lived on for fourteen more years after the Battle of the Little Bighorn.

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Stegner, Wallace.
One Way to Spell Man: Essays with a Western Bias.
a Fine copy in a Very Good plus unclipped dust jacket with edge wear to spine. In these 16 essays, the award-winning Stegner addresses a wide variety of subject focused on the West and writers of the West. He examines the mechanics of fiction writing, discusses the over use of four letter words, addresses the concept of regional culture and Canadian identity, and provides a personal consideration of three prominent western novels: The Virginian, The Ox-Bow Incident and The Big Sky.

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[Little Bighorn Battle] Scott, Douglas D., P. Willey, and Melissa A Connor .
They Died with Custer. Soldiers' Bones from the Battle of the Little Bighorn.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine dust jacket. Dead men tell no tales, and the soldiers who rode and died with George Armstrong Custer at the Battle of the Little Bighorn have been silent statistics for more than a hundred years. By blending historical sources, archaeological evidence, and painstaking analysis of the skeletal remains, the authors reconstruct biographies of many of the individual soldiers, identifying age, height, possible race, state of health, and the specific way each died. They also link reactions to the battle over the years to shifts in American views regarding the appropriate treatment of the dead.

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Bukowski, Charles.
Storm for the Living and the Dead: Uncollected and Unpublished Poems. Edited by Abel Debritto.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. In Storm for the Living and the Dead, Abel Debritto has curated a collection of rare and never- before-seen material—poems from obscure, hard-to-find magazines, as well as from libraries and private collections all over the country. This collection captures the essence of Bukowski’s inimitable poetic style—tough and hilarious but ringing with humanity.

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Twain, Mark.
The Outrageous Mark Twain: some lesser-known but extraordinary works, with "Reflections on religion."
A Fine tight copy in a Fine price-clipped dust jacket. This essay collection that takes an unusual look at the darker, irreverent, obstreperous, and sometimes even shocking side of Mark Twain. Some of the essays include" "Science of Onanism," "Is Shakespeare Dead?" "Christian Science," and "Reflections on Religion."

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Faulkner, William.
Uncollected Stories. Edited by Joseph Blottner.
A Fine copy in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket, with a small closed edge tear to the rear panel. This collection of forty-five stories is comprised of short works that were not included in Faulkner's Collected Short Stories published in 1950 for a number of reason including the fact that twenty of them had been incorporated into future novels after their initial magazine publication. Twelve of the stories, though published in magazines, were never collected in book form and thirteen have never been published preciously.

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Rilke, Rainer Maria.
Diaries of a Young Poet. Translated by Edward Snow and Michael Winkler.
A Near Fine copy with previous owner name on flyleaf in a Fine, unclipped dust jacket. This volume contains Rilke's three diaries: The Florence Diary 1898; The Schmargendorf Diary 1898-1900; The Worpswede Diary 1900. These diaries were written during Rilke's most crucial period as an artist and are copiously annotated by the translators.

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[Nautical History] Wing, Robert C. with Gordon Newell.
Peter Puget. Lieutenant on the Vancouver Expedition, fighting British naval officer, the man for whom Puget Sound was named.
A Fine copy in a Near Fine price clipped dust jacket with some crinkling to the laminate in the rear panel. The book is an essential reference for readers interested in seafaring novels about the Royal Navy during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. It is the biography of Rear Admiral Peter Puget, covering his entire naval career from the time he was a midshipman (starting at the age of 12 in 1778) serving in the West Indies during the American Revolution, to his final assignment as Naval Commissioner in India, with details of his final days in England, and some details on his children. A large segment of the book deals with Puget's service as second lieutenant aboard His Majesty's sloop Discovery under the command of George Vancouver during that ship's voyage to the northwest coast of North America (1791-1795). It provides valuable insight into that voyage and the personality of Captain George Vancouver (Vancouver had served with Captain James Cook on both his second and third voyages). Lieutenant Puget was promoted to lieutenant at the age of 25 . The voyage of the Discovery started out soon after the mutiny aboard the H.M.S. Bounty, with the result that a consort, the armed tender Chatham under the command of Lieutenant William Robert Broughton, was sent to accompany the Discovery. George Vancouver and William Bligh had served together on Captain Cook's third voyage, Bligh being the sailing master. There is no doubt that the mutiny on the Bounty influenced Vancouver's attitudes towards his officers and men.

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[Pacific Northwest Maps] Hayes, Derek.
Historical Atlas of the Pacific Northwest: Maps of Exploration and Discovery British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Yukon
A Fine copy in a Near Fine bright, unclipped dust jacket. This volume provides a visual journey through four centuries of exploration and discovery beginning with the 16th Century Spanish and English explorers. Included are accounts and the cartographic contributions of Sir Francis Drake, Vitus Bering, James Cook, Alexander Mackenzie, George Vancouver, Lewis & Clark and dozens of other important travelers. Includes 325 map reproductions.

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[Mountaineering] Wickwire, Jim and Dorothy Bullitt.
Addicted to Danger: A Memoir About Affirming Life in the Face of Death.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. Jim Wickwire is considered "one of America's most extraordinary and accomplished high-altitude mountaineers". He was one of the first two Americans to reach the summit of the 28,250 foot K2 and completed the first alpine-style ascent of Alaska's Mt. McKinley. On his various climbs, Wickwire has broken bones, witnessed the deaths of fellow climbers and experienced a personal threat to his faith in himself and hope for the future. This is a compelling memoir of adventure and self-assessment. This copy is signed by Wickwire.

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[Paris in the 1920s] Ford, Hugh.
Published in Paris. American and British Writers, Printers, and Publishers in Paris, 1920-1939,
A Fine copy in a Fine ubclipped dust jacket with a touch of sunning to the rear panel. This is the most complete history of the publishing and literary world of Paris in the period between the two wars. Here are the stories behind the early published works of Hemingway, Stein, Miller, Nin, Hart Crane, Sylvia Beach, Nancy Cunard, James Joyce and many other important literary figures who found their voice and first audience in Paris.

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