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VOICES FROM THE SOUTHWEST: A Gathering in Honor of Lawrence Clark Powell.
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VOICES FROM THE SOUTHWEST: A Gathering in Honor of Lawrence Clark Powell.

By Dickinson, Donald C.; W. David Laird, and Margaret F. Maxwell, editors.

Flagstaff, AZ:: Northland Press, , 1976. . Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (Publisher's donation sticker on front endpaper, toning to spine of dj).. First printing. A collection of poetry, essays and art gathered in honor of Powell's seventieth birthday. Among the contributors are Paul Horgan, Ansel Adams, Frank Waters, Jake Zeitlin, Ward Ritchie, William Everson, Jose Cisneros, Eleanor B. Adams, Sarah Bouquet, L. D. Clark, Richard H. Dillon, John P. Schaefer and many more. Notes at the end of each essay. Illustrated with photographs including a frontispiece portrait of Powell, and the White House Ruin in the Canyon du Chelly by Ansel Adams. Includes a Chronology of LCP Keepsakes and a Checklist of Published Writings of LCP. xv, 159 pp.

$28.50

INTERNATIONAL LITERARY HOUSES.
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INTERNATIONAL LITERARY HOUSES.

By Ashe, Rosalind.

Limpsfield, UK:: Paper Tiger,, (1983). Fine in fine dust jacket.. First printing. A guided tour of ten famous houses from novels by many authors - including Kafka's The Castle and Wodehouse's Blanding Castle, Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann, Gone with the Wind, Jean Rhys' Wide Sargasso Sea, and more. Illustrated with full color paintings, including some double page spreads, drawings and floor plans throughout. Large format. 141 pp.

$24.50

LITERARY HOUSES: Ten Famous Houses in Fiction.
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LITERARY HOUSES: Ten Famous Houses in Fiction.

By Ashe, Rosalind.

New York:: Facts on File, , (1982). Fine in fine dust jacket.. First US printing. A guided tour of ten famous houses brought to life - include Rebecca's Manderley, the House of Seven Gables; Baskerville Hall, Castle Dracula. Northanger Abbey, and others. Illustrated with full color paintings, including some double page spreads, drawings and floor plans throughout. Large format. 140 pp.

$24.50

THE HISTORY OF THE GINGER MAN.
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THE HISTORY OF THE GINGER MAN.

By Donleavy, J. P.

Boston & New York:: Houghton Mifflin / Seymour Lawrence,, (1994). Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.). First US printing. An account of Donleavy's struggle to create and publish the book that became a twentieth-century masterpiece: The Ginger Man. It took him 4 years to write it, and then it was rejected by 35 publishers until Maurice Girodias of the Olympia Press accepted it - only to infuriate Donleavy when he discovered that it was published as part of the often anonymous and pornographic Traveller's Companion series. Over twenty years of lawsuits followed, with Donleavy eventually prevailing, and Girodias driven into bankruptcy with the press purchased by Donleavy's wife at auction. This is "literary history combined with Donleavy's autobiography - from his childhood in the Bronx, education at Catholic schools, service in the U.S. Navy, and travels, to his current life as proprietor of a landed estate in the midlands of Ireland." Illustrated with photographs. 517 pp. Illustrated endpapers.

$29.50

DOUBLE FOLD: Libraries and the Assault on Paper.
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DOUBLE FOLD: Libraries and the Assault on Paper.

By Baker, Nicholson .

New York:: Random House,, (2001). Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.). First printing. "Since the 1950s, our country's greatest libraries have, as a matter of common practice, dismantled their collections of original bound newspapers and so-called brittle books, replacing them with microfilmed copies. The marketing of the brittle-paper crisis and the real motives behind it are the subject of this passionately argued book, in which Nicholson Barker pleads the case for saving our recorded heritage in its original form while telling the story of how and why our greatest research libraries betrayed the public trust by auctioning off or pulping irreplaceable collections. The players include the Library of Congress, the CIA, NASA, microfilm lobbyists, newspaper dealers, and a colorful array of librarians and digital futurists, as well as Baker himself who eventually discovers that the only way to save one important newspaper is to buy it." Unfortunately the "assault" has continued unabated - and even increased - in the years since this was published. SIGNED on the title page. Extensive notes, references, index. xii, 370 pp.

$35.00

THE ARCHIVAL IMAGE: Collected Essays.
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THE ARCHIVAL IMAGE: Collected Essays.

By Ketelaar, Eric.

Hilversum. Netherlands:: Verloren,, 1997.. Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.. First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover. Contains 12 papers, 8 in English, 3 in German and 1 in French by the former Dutch State Archivist, E. Ketelaar, who was influential in transforming the agency to one prepared for the modern world. Among the topics are the social role of archives, new developments in archival technology, personal information in archives and the 'right to forget', and more. Illustrated with photographs. 125 pp

$21.50

UNCENSORED: VIEWS & (RE)VIEWS.
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UNCENSORED: VIEWS & (RE)VIEWS.

By Oates, Joyce Carol.

New York:: Ecco Press,, (2005). Fine in fine dust jacket.. First printing. Contains trenchant pieces, always worth reading. on Doctorow, Willa Cather, Patricia Highsmith, Ishiguro, Hilary Mantel, Sylvia Plath, Richard Yates, Pat Barker, Michael Connelly and a lot more writers, popular or literary. xiii, 367 pp.

$23.50

THE FAITH OF A WRITER: Life, Craft, Art.
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THE FAITH OF A WRITER: Life, Craft, Art.

By Oates, Joyce Carol.

New York:: Ecco Press,, (2003.). Fine in fine dust jacket.. First printing. Discusses - among other things - the importance of reading for a writer, her childhood inspirations, and how she learned the craft of writing. 158 pp. Review copy with publisher's letter laid in.

$23.50

AMERICA AND HER ALMANACS:  Wit, Wisdom & Weather 1639-1970.
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AMERICA AND HER ALMANACS: Wit, Wisdom & Weather 1639-1970.

By Sagendorph, Robb.

Dublin, NH & Boston:: Yankee, Inc. /Little, Brown & Co, (1970). Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (price-clipped, some toning and discoloration to the cream background of the dj).. First printing. Based on over 30 years of study this is "the first and only history of American almanacs, a significant thread in American life and culture" Illustrated with photographs and 220 woodcuts from the almanacs. Bibliography, sources and reader's guide. 318 pp.

$25.00

OREGON IMPRINTS 1845-1870.
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OREGON IMPRINTS 1845-1870.

By Belknap, George N.

Eugene, Oregon,: University of Oregon Press, , 1968.. Fine in fine dustjacket.. First printing. The definitive edition of this valuable bibliography, incorporating and expanding significantly on the imprints recorded by Douglas C. McMurtrie in 1950. Includes 700 additions recorded in four supplements by Belknap, and 262 items not previously described, for a total of 1,521 books, pamphlets, and broadsides printed in Oregon through 1870 Includes 16 pages of illustrations, an introduction by Belknap, notes and both a subject and printer index. Attractively produced, slightly larger in format, illustrated endpapers. 305 pp.

$50.00

WRITING AS A PATH TO AWAKENING: A Year to Becoming an Excellent Writer and Living an Awakened Life.
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WRITING AS A PATH TO AWAKENING: A Year to Becoming an Excellent Writer and Living an Awakened Life.

By DeSilver, Albert Flynn.

Boulder, CO: : Sounds True,, (2017). Fine in illustrated wrappers.. First printing, a trade paperback original. A book which, month by month "shows you how to use meditation to cultivate true depth in your own writing so your words reveal layers of profound insight that inspire and move your readers." INSCRIBED on the title page. 189 pp.

$29.50

WRITING AS A PATH TO AWAKENING: A Year to Becoming an Excellent Writer and Living an Awakened Life.
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WRITING AS A PATH TO AWAKENING: A Year to Becoming an Excellent Writer and Living an Awakened Life.

By DeSilver, Albert Flynn.

Boulder, CO: : Sounds True,, (2017). Fine in illustrated wrappers.. First printing, a trade paperback original. A book which, month by month "shows you how to use meditation to cultivate true depth in your own writing so your words reveal layers of profound insight that inspire and move your readers." SIGNED on the title page. 189 pp. Promotional postcard laid in.

$29.50

THE HAUNTED BOOKSHOP.
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THE HAUNTED BOOKSHOP.

By Morley, Christopher.

Philadelphia: : Lippincott,, (1955.). Good in green boards with a black cloth spine, no dust jacket.. Hardcover. A new illustrated edition of book originally published in 1919, designed by Warren Chappell and illustrated by Douglas Gorsline. 253 pp.

$12.50

AMERICAN CONTRADICTIONS: Interviews with Nine American Writers.
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AMERICAN CONTRADICTIONS: Interviews with Nine American Writers.

By Binder, Wolfgang and Breinig, Helmbrecht, editors. (Ishmael Reed, Grace Paley, Ed Vega, Luci Tapahonso, John A. Williams, etc.)

New England:: Wesleyan University Press,, (1995). Fine in printed yellow wrappers with a black spine.. Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. ) Interviews of American authors of diverse cultural background and expertise. Those interviewed are: Luci Tapahonso, Ed Vega, Gerald Vizenor, John A. Williams, Roberto Fernandez, Andrew Holleran, Alan Lelchuk, Grace Paley, and Ishmael Reed. Originally published in German in 1994. Bibliography. xvii, 187 pp.

$21.00

BOOKSTORE: The Life and Times of Jeannette Watson and Books & Co.
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BOOKSTORE: The Life and Times of Jeannette Watson and Books & Co.

By Tillman, Lynne.

New York:: Harcourt Brace & Company,, (1999). Very near fine in a like dustjacket.. First printing. "For twenty years, from 1977 to 1997, Books & Co. was one of the premier independent bookstores in the country. . . Lynne Tillman tells the story of this legendary store and its determined founder, Jeannette Watson, with help from the voices of Brendan Gill, Roy Blount Jr., Fran Lebowitz, Calvin Trillin, Susan Sontag, Paul Auster, Simon Schama, Lyn Chase, Susan Cheever, Leila Hadley, J.D. McClatchy, Richard Howard, and many more. And the story goes beyond the walls of the store itself to explore the state of publishing and bookselling in a time when the very landscape of the book world has shifted radically. A fascinating account of business, books, and writerly aspiration." Photographs. Includes Jeannette Watson's secret list of 50 bestsellers, a list of all the readings done in the store, a list of contributors and an index. xxv, 337 pp.

$21.50

THE BOOK BOOK: A Compendium of Lists, Quizzes & Trivia about Books.
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THE BOOK BOOK: A Compendium of Lists, Quizzes & Trivia about Books.

By Gilbar, Steven.

New York:: Bell,, (1985). Very good in a very good dustjacket (rather severe toning to pages.). First thus - a hardcover reprint. Lists of prizewinners, librarian's choices, and much more - a book designed to be both factual and entertaining. 229 pp.

$16.75

EDGEHILL ESSAYS.
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EDGEHILL ESSAYS.

By Joline, Adrian Hoffman.

Boston:: Richard G. Badger / The Gorham Press, , 1911.. Good overall in brown boards - spine label is discolored, corners of boards bumped and worn, previous owner's name on front pastedown.. First edition. Contains 8 essays on books, book collecting and autograph collection - the longest essay is "A Famous Reviewer" on Francis Jeffrey. 226 pp.

$18.00

THE END OF YOUR LIFE BOOK CLUB.
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THE END OF YOUR LIFE BOOK CLUB.

By Schwalbe, Will

New York:: Alfred A. Knopf,, 2012.. Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new, but with a remainder dot.). First printing. "The inspiring true story of a son and his mother, who start a "book club" that brings them together as her life comes to a close. Over the next two years, Will and Mary Anne carry on conversations that are both wide-ranging and deeply personal, prompted by an eclectic array of books and a shared passion for reading. Their list jumps from classic to popular, from poetry to mysteries, from fantastic to spiritual. The issues they discuss include questions of faith and courage as well as everyday topics such as expressing gratitude and learning to listen. Throughout, they are constantly reminded of the power of books to comfort us, astonish us, teach us, and tell us what we need to do with our lives and in the world. Reading isn't the opposite of doing; it's the opposite of dying." Includes an appendix listing the books and authors they read. 336 pp.

$18.50

THE DOG WALKED DOWN THE STREET: An Outspoken Guide for Writers Who Want to Publish.
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THE DOG WALKED DOWN THE STREET: An Outspoken Guide for Writers Who Want to Publish.

By Glynn, Sal.

Ft Bragg, CA: : Cypress House., (2006.). Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.. First printing, a trade paperback original. A book which "provides immediate answers to questions posed by writers who've found themselves struggling with the specifics of trying to get published while contending with the common obstacles to writing well and completing a manuscript without succumbing to writer's block, fatigue, self-doubt, and depression." SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Annotated resource list. 81 pp.

$21.50

IN QUEST OF THE PERFECT BOOK: Reminiscences and Reflections of a Bookman.
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IN QUEST OF THE PERFECT BOOK: Reminiscences and Reflections of a Bookman.

By Orcutt, William Dana.

Boston:: Little Brown,, 1926.. Very good in brown cloth with gilt stamping (rubbing to lettering on spine, previous owner's name), no dust jacket. . First trade edition. Includes chapters on printing, typography, illustrations and much more - illustrated with a full color frontispiece with a captioned tissue guard and many plates throughout the book, Top edge gilt. List of illustrations. Index. 316 pp plus colophon.

$25.00

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