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Image for The Telling Distance: Conversations with the American Desert.

The Telling Distance: Conversations with the American Desert.

By: Bruce Berger (b. 1938), Johnson Charley, drawings.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Dallas:, Brietenbush Books, Inc.,: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-278


FIRST EDITION, first printing. DELUXE EDITION, LIMITED to 26 lettered and 150 numbered copies, this is number 92. 8vo. 9 3/8 x 5 3/4 inches. [viii], 243 pp. Colophon tipped-into the preliminaries, illustrated double-page title page, black-and-white illustrations throughout by Johnson Charley; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped red linen, decorative end-papers; binding square and tight. Comes with two publication announcement postcards. Housed in a gray-cloth-cove... View more info

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"Bonanza Land."

By: David Lavender (1910-2003).

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York:, Alfred A. Knopf,: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-167


In: Growing Up Western. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990. Oblong 8vo. 8 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches. Pages 63-99. Entire volume: (xii), (222) pp. 7 chapters including this one by David Lavender, frontispiece, black-and-white photographs throughout; text clean, unmarked. Silver-titled black cloth spine, black-titled olive paper over boards, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, dust jacket toned. A Fine copy in a Very Good dust jacket. Lavender establish... View more info

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Andy Claybourne.

By: David Lavender (1910-2003).

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Garden City, New York:, Doubleday & Company, Inc.,: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-184


8vo. 8 x 5 1/2 inches. [viii], 370 pp. Text clean, unmarked. Brown cloth titled in silver, top edge stained brown, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, pages toned, scratches on covers, spine ends softened, dust jacket chipped and price-clipped. INSCRIBED by author on title page, January 17, 1987. Very Good. A novel by western historian and author David Lavender about the youth and growth of a proud, low-born boy from Colorado who sets out to p... View more info

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Golden Trek.

By: David Lavender (1910-2003).

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Philadelphia:, The Westminster Press,: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-181


8vo. 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. 265 pp. Text clean, unmarked. Yellow cloth stamped in dark red ink; binding square and tight, dust soiling on top edge, soiling on covers, spine ends softened, no dust jacket. Very Good. A novel by western historian and author David Lavender, about a young boy in the California Gold Rush. View more info

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Mountains to Desert: Selected Inyo Readings.

By: Friends of the Eastern California Museum.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Independence, CA:, Friends of the Eastern California Museum,: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-086


FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 9 x 6 inches. [viii], 259 pp. 39 black and white illustrations, index; text clean, unmarked. Perfect bound, illustrated wrappers; binding square and tight, gently curled front cover. Very Good. A collection of writings from 9 authors about the history of Inyo County. View more info

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Leaving Home.

By: Garrison Keillor (b. 1942).

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York:, Viking Penguin Inc.,: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-303


FIRST EDITION, LIMTED to 150 copies, this is number 120. 8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. [ii], (xxv), 244 pp. Double-page pictorial title page; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped green cloth, yellow end-papers; binding square and tight. Housed in a green cloth-covered slipcase. SIGNED by Garrison Keillor on limitation statement. Fine. Garrison Keillor is an American radio personality and humorist known for his radio show A Prairie Home Companion. This is an antholog... View more info

Image for Phoenixiana: A Collection of the Burlesques & Sketches of John Phoenix, alias John P. Squibob, who was, in fact, Lieutenant George H. Derby, U.S.A.

Phoenixiana: A Collection of the Burlesques & Sketches of John Phoenix, alias John P. Squibob, who was, in fact, Lieutenant George H. Derby, U.S.A.

By: George H. Derby (1823-1861), Francis P. Farquhar (1887-1974), editor.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: San Francisco:, The Grabhorn Press,: 1937

Seller ID: GY815-309


LIMITED EDITION of 550 copies. Series: Third Series of Rare Americana, No. 5. 8vo. 9 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches. (xvi), 240 pp. Frontispiece, illustrated title page, 4 plates, headpieces in various colors; text clean, unmarked. Quarter brown cloth, decorative paper over boards, printed paper spine label, added plain brown paper dust-jacket in archival mylar, ms. spine title on jacket; binding square and tight. Very Good. A new, modern edition of John Phoenix/George Derby... View more info

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The Tiger in the Grass (an excerpt).

By: Harriet Doerr (1910-2002).

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Pasadena:, Clinker Press,: 2002

Seller ID: GO617-009


LIMITED EDITION of 12 copies, this is number 7. 8vo. 10 1/4 x 6 3/4 inches. Unpaginated. [5] pp. Hand-colored decorative initial, excerpt from The Tiger in the Grass (Viking Penguin, 1995), tissue guard over woodcut illustration, hand-written limitation statement; text clean, unmarked. Dark green-stamped green cloth, green end papers; binding square and tight, covers lightly faded. Comes with a postcard from The Roycroft Inn, East Aurora, NY. Pall Bohne's copy,... View more info

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The Wind in the Lilacs.

By: Harris Merton Lyon (1882-1916).

Price: $85.00

Publisher: San Francisco:, Johnck & Seeger and S. T. Farquhar,: 1929

Seller ID: SFB917-002


LIMITED EDITION of 230 copies, this is number 70. 12mo. (27) pp. Frontispiece, headpieces; text clean, unmarked. Quarter parchment paper, gray paper over boards, ribbon bookmark; binding square and tight, light toning to spine. PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED by John J. Johnck and Harold N. Seeger to Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Wilkins on colophon. Very Good. Presswork by Lawton Kennedy; frontispiece illustration by Blanding Sloan. Harris Merton Lyon was an American short st... View more info

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A Conversation on D. H. Lawrence by Aldous Huxley, Frieda Lawrence Ravagli, Majl Ewing, Lawrence Clark Powell, Dorothy Mitchell Conway, With a Foreword by Lawrence Clark Powell.

By: Haruhide Mori, editor.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, CA:, Friends of the UCLA Library,: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: EE516-187


LIMITED EDITION of 1,250 copies designed by Marian Engelke and printed by Grant Dahlstrom. The frontispiece and front cover with a woodblock printed by Dorothy Brett. 8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. 46 pp. 14 black-and-white photographic illustrations throughout, woodblock print frontispiece; text clean, unmarked. Black-stamped green cloth; binding square and tight, edges and rear cover foxed. Presentation slip. Good. This volume contains the transcript of a conversati... View more info

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Vermillion.

By: Idwal Jones (1887-1964).

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York:, Prentice-Hall, Inc.,: 1947

Seller ID: GY815-298


8vo. 8 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches. [x], 495 pp. Double-page illustrated title page; text clean, unmarked, pages toned. Red-stamped gray cloth, decorative end-papers, dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, shelf wear, extremities of boards faded, dust-jacket price-clipped. INSCRIBED by author on half-title, 1947. Very Good. "Vermilion is a big three-generation novel that spans on hundred years of California history.... It is the colorful story of a stalw... View more info

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These Waiting Hills: The Santa Monicas.

By: John Russell McCarthy (1889-1973).

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Los Angeles:, Times-Mirror Press,: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-252


FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 9 x 6 3/8 inches. 73 pp. Photograph frontispiece with protective tissue guard, title page in decorative border, headpieces; text clean, unmarked. Blind- and gilt-stamped full green cloth boards, printed dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, offsetting from dust jacket on free end-papers, light shelf wear. Very Good. A collection of prose essays about the Santa Monica Mountains. View more info

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The Vampyre.

By: John William Polidori (1795-1821).

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Pasadena:, Grant Dahlstrom,: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GO617-016


FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. xli, 50 pp. Illustrated title page, portrait of Dr. Polidori, biographical note by Donald K. Adams, illustrations by Harold E. Spencer throughout, pages uncut; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled black cloth spine, red paper, red end papers; binding square and tight, shelf wear. Pall Bohne copy with his pencil notations in the end pages stating this volume was a gift from John Lathorakis, March 1978. Very Good. The Vampyre ... View more info

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Queen Melanie and the Wood-boy.

By: Richard Barham Middleton (1882-1911), Anthony Lawrence Patterson (1892-1964), illustrations.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: San Francisco:, Johnck & Seeger, Printers,: 1931

Seller ID: SCP912-005


LIMITED EDITION of 110 copies, this is number 39. 4to. 11 1/2 x 8 inches. (7) pp. Frontispiece illustration by Lawrence A. Patterson, head- and tailpieces also by Patterson; text clean, unmarked. Quarter dark green cloth, green paper over boards, titled in green, clear plastic dust jacket; binding square and tight, bumps to top edge and fore-edge of front cover, front cover lightly soiled. Very Good. Presswork by Lawton Kennedy. Richard Middleton was an English p... View more info

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The Common Reader, Second Series

By: Virginia Woolf (1882-1941).

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London:, The Hogarth Press,: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: IT15-050


FIRST EDITION printed in Great Britain by R. & R. Clark, Limited, Edinburgh, 3,200 copies printed. 8vo. 8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches. 270 pp. Half-title, list of books by Woolf opposite title page, printer's device on title page; text clean, unmarked, paper toned. Green cloth, spine titled in gilt, dust-jacket printed in vermilion and azure, designed by Vanessa Bell and protected by archival mylar; binding square and tight, jacket toned and chipped. Good. This volume contai... View more info