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A FARTHER SHORE Ireland's Long Road to Peace, Adams, Gerry
1 Adams, Gerry A FARTHER SHORE Ireland's Long Road to Peace
Random House 2005 0375760121 / 9780375760129 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Clean & unmarked, only light wear overall. Book Description: He’s been imprisoned, shot at, denounced, shunned, and banned, yet Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams remains resolute in his belief that peace is the only viable option for the Irish people. Adams led the oldest revolutionary movement in Ireland on an extraordinary journey from armed insurrection to active participation in government. Now he tells the story of the tumultuous series of events that led to the historic Good Friday Agreement as only he can: with a tireless crusader’s conviction and an insider’s penetrating insight... [400-noto]; 8vo 
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THE STUMP FARM, Adams, Robert J.
2 Adams, Robert J. THE STUMP FARM
Spruce Grove, Alberta Megamy 1997 0968191606 / 9780968191606 Softcover Very Good 
Ex-library book, but still in very good condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Clean interior, all pages intact. SUMMARY: Enjoy the trials of Bobby as we take a humorous journey back through tiime to a world forgotten. A time when a young Canada was bringing boys back from the second World War, but the hardships were unnoticed by a young boy who was more concerned with genuine moose hide moccasins, his Grandfather's .22 and the pin up of Marilyn Monroe on the out house wall.....; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Live his adventures laugh at his antics as the author recalls the age of innocence. View this naive youth with love and laughter as we reminisce about better times. Times when we were too young to see the cynicism and harsh realities of the world. When our needs were simple and laughter came easily. (300-osl? ) 
Price: 3.95 USD
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ELIZABETH ROBINS Staging a Life 1862 - 1952, Angela V. John
3 Angela V. John ELIZABETH ROBINS Staging a Life 1862 - 1952
London Routledge 1995 0415061121 / 9780415061124 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Very nice condition, only light wear overall. Protective sleeve has some scuffing and there are light indentations across front cover and jacket (perhaps from heaving something heavy sitting on it) . Pages are clean and intact, with no markings. B/w photos, 284 pages. "A woman of extraordinary energy, talent and versatility. Her international career spanned writing, producing, directing and acting; most importantly, the works of Ibsen. Drawing extensively on Robins' diary, letters, drafts of novels, reviews and many other sources, Angela John examines how and why Robins chose to present herself in different ways and at different times - how she staged' her life.... ; 8vo 
Price: 19.95 USD
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UNDER THE PARISH LANTERN, Archer, Fred
4 Archer, Fred UNDER THE PARISH LANTERN
Hodder & Stoughton Ltd 1974 0340178647 / 9780340178645 Softcover Good+ 
Pages clean and unmarked, light age tanning to interior. B/w photos. Cover has several creases, light edgewear, and small silver ink mark on spine. "An almost magical evocation of country life....in the lost England of the first World War and shortly after." --The Sunday Times (110os) ; Coronet Books; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 160 pages 
Price: 3.50 USD
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NOBODY KNOWS MY NAME, Baldwin, James
5 Baldwin, James NOBODY KNOWS MY NAME
Dell Books 1963 B00182FYMS First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Pages clean and tight, light age tanning to pages and inside covers. Cover has light edge and corner wear, light scuffing, a little waviness to top/bottom edge. "...Records the last months of the author's 10 year self-exile in Europe; his return to America and Harlem; his first trip South at the time of the 2nd integration battles..." [97-osl]; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
Price: 2.25 USD
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COURTING DISASTER The Hilarious and Shocking Recollections of a Buckingham Palace Official, Barker, Malcolm & T. Sobey
6 Barker, Malcolm & T. Sobey COURTING DISASTER The Hilarious and Shocking Recollections of a Buckingham Palace Official
Halifax, NS Fleetwood Publications 1990 096945130x / 9780969451303 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Hardcover clean & unmarked, one page has a crease. Jacket has light edgewear, tiny edge tears to spine ends & some light wrinkling/scuffing, crease to rear flap. A fascinating insight into life in Queen Elizabeth II's court, from the Queen's most senior advisors down to the most humble staff....including a litany of corruption, sexual perversion and gross disloyalty... [487]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 216 pages 
Price: 12.50 USD
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GEORGIA O'KEEFFE 1887-1986 Flowers in the Desert, Benke, Britta
7 Benke, Britta GEORGIA O'KEEFFE 1887-1986 Flowers in the Desert
Benedikt Taschen 1995 3822888869 / 9783822888865 Softcover Very Good 
Clean, tight condition. Internal pages very clean, one small tear seen. Ex-library markings, including sturdy laminated cover. Light edgewear to cover & a little soiling outer edge of pages. 96 pages. Review: "Marvelous prints, absorbing essays...If you enjoy the works of Georgia O'Keeffe, this is a book you'll want to savor. The reproductions of her paintings are marvelously printed, and the accompanying essays of O'Keeffe's life and work are erudite and lucid. There are also pictures of O'Keeffe at various stages of her life and career..." [556]; 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Price: 13.50 USD
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8 Benson, Jackson J. DOWN BY THE LEMONADE SPRINGS Essays on Wallace Stegner
University of Nevada Press 2001 0874174465 / 9780874174465 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Reflections on the Dean of Western Literature by His Biographer. Ex-library, still in great condition, usual lib markings, heavy laminated cover, clean & tight. 174 pages. From Booklist: In this thoughtful and well-researched biography, Benson follows Stegner's career, studying his literary canon as well as his numerous nonfiction works. (280osl) ; 8vo 
Price: 6.50 USD
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DAISY BATES IN THE DESERT A Woman's Life Among the Aborigines, Blackburn, Julia
9 Blackburn, Julia DAISY BATES IN THE DESERT A Woman's Life Among the Aborigines
New York Vintage Books/Random House 1995 0679744460 / 9780679744467 Softcover Fine 
Softcover in excellent condition, no markings, a little sticker residue on back, light spotting on one page edge. 232 pages. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; From Publishers Weekly: Blackburn ( The Emperor's Last Island ) here presents a biography of the extraordinarily determined and independent Daisy Bates who, in 1913, at age 54, removed herself from England to Australia's red desert outback as a self-appointed champion of the Aborigines. She remained there until her death in 1956. She not only shared the Aborigines way of life but so gained their confidence that she was made privy to the men's secret rites. The author traces Bates's steps and draws on her voluminous notebooks and letters, which reveal her as an acute observer of nature and a gifted writer whose works were imbued with dreams and hallucinations. Blackburn superbly fills in gaps with her own research and sympathetic imagination, while preserving the enchantment that Bates herself wove. [275-noto] 
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DAISY BATES IN THE DESERT A Woman's Life Among the Aborigines, Blackburn, Julia
10 Blackburn, Julia DAISY BATES IN THE DESERT A Woman's Life Among the Aborigines
Random House 1994 0679744460 / 9780679744467 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Ex-library with laminated cover, very good condition - light wear overall, light soiling outer edge of pages. "Blackburn here presents a biography of the extraordinarily determined and independent Daisy Bates who, in 1913, at age 54, removed herself from England to Australia's red desert outback as a self-appointed champion of the Aborigines. She remained there until her death in 1956...." (*shipping will be reduced to most locations) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 5.05 USD
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SCIENCE VS. CRIME The Evolution of the Crime Lab, Block, Eugene B.
11 Block, Eugene B. SCIENCE VS. CRIME The Evolution of the Crime Lab
Cragmont 1979 0896660079 / 9780896660076 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
HC has light wear and a little bumpging to spine ends. Clean & unmarked, other than a very light stain on first page. Jacket has light edgewear a couple small tears, light soiling, not clipped. 8vo (9" tall) , 197 pages. B/w photos. Here are the fascinating stories of pioneer criminalists and the development of their highly specialized techniques. The author traces the history of scientific crime detection from its inception in ancient Egypt to today's highly refined technology. ; 8vo 
Price: 14.50 USD
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Total Fears - Letters to Dubenka, Bohumil Hrabel
12 Bohumil Hrabel Total Fears - Letters to Dubenka
Prague Twisted Spoon Press 1998 8090217192 / 9788090217195 First Edition Softcover New 
New book, french flaps, no markings, slight shelfwear to cover corners. Translated from the Czech. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; "As Czechoslovakia's communist regime expired in 1989, Hrabal began to write after a long literary silence. He called his short individual texts lyrical reportage in the form of letters addressed to Dubenka (April Gifford) , a visiting American student who became the muse of his later years. In these letters, spanning the period from 1989 to 1992, Hrabal gives us a memoir of humorous, moving, free association. " [265-notosl] 
Price: 12.95 USD
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THE BOOK OF ROTTERS, Bold, Alan & Giddings, Robert
13 Bold, Alan & Giddings, Robert THE BOOK OF ROTTERS
Edinburgh Mainstream 1985 0906391725 / 9780906391723 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Hardcover clean & unmarked. Jacket has slight edgewear, light scuffing and a 2" closed cut on the front, not price clipped. b/w illustrations.The rotter (or villain) has long been one of the fascinating phenomena of human nature and shows no evidence of decline in modern times. The authors have compiled an entertaining and informative companion to rotters and dig up the dirt on statesmen, spies, literary thieves, murders, mobsters, swindlers, quacks etc. Including: Bonnie & Clyde, Burke & Hare, Emil Savundra, axe woman Lizzie Borden, Ruth Ellis, Anthony Blunt, Deacon Brodie, Al Capone, Henry Faultleroy, John Hatfield, Tom Keating, John Logan etc, etc.; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" Tall 
Price: 16.50 USD
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WINSTON CHURCHILL An Intimate Portrait, Leaders of Our Time Series, Carter, Violet Bonham
14 Carter, Violet Bonham WINSTON CHURCHILL An Intimate Portrait, Leaders of Our Time Series
Konecky & Konecky 1965 Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Reprint, copyright 1965. Excellent, near new condition - clean & unmarked, light scuffing of jacket. A handsome book. Written by a close personal friend of Churchill's for nearly sixty years. Focuses on the formative and crucial years fom 1906 to 1916 that shaped his political style as well as his philosophy. B/w photos. (*Book is overweight & there may be an addt'l ship charge, depending on your location) ; 8vo 
Price: 15.50 USD
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JOHN RUSKIN AND THE VICTORIAN EYE, Casteras, Susan P. & Susan Phelps Gordon & Anthony Lacy Gully
15 Casteras, Susan P. & Susan Phelps Gordon & Anthony Lacy Gully JOHN RUSKIN AND THE VICTORIAN EYE
Harry N. Abrams 1993 0910407274 / 9780910407274 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Clean, tight condition. Ex-library book, but still in great shape, sturdy laminated cover & usual ex-lib type markings. Internal pages clean & tight. Cover has light edgewear & a little soiling to outer edge of pages. Profusely illustrated in b/w & colour. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 223 pages; "The six accessible essays in this richly illustrated volume--companion to an exhibit at the Phoenix Art Museum and the Indianapolis Museum of Art--examine John Ruskin's activities as Victorian art critic and moral sage. Ruskin scholar Robert Hewison explores how the critic's encounter with paintings by Renaissance masters led to his loss of religous faith. Brown University professor George Dandow scrutinizes the sermonizing language with which Ruskin urged readers to sharpen their own perceptive powers. Yale art historian Casteras discusses Ruskin's creation in 1871 of a utopian guild to govern Saint George's Museum in Sheffield, England. Other essays deal with Ruskin's high aspirations for modern art, his passion for geology and his drawings, which were a stimulus to his thought. Nearly 180 plates (40 in color) show paintings by Ruskin himself as well as by Edward Burne-Jones, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, J. M. W. Turner and others. " (*Note - due to heavy weight, some locations will require extra shipping) [1032] 
Price: 22.00 USD
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LEGACY IN ICE The Vaux Family and the Canadian Alps, Cavell, Edward
16 Cavell, Edward LEGACY IN ICE The Vaux Family and the Canadian Alps
Banff, AB Altitude Publishing 1983 0920608108 / 9780920608104 First Edition Softcover Very Good Signed by Author
Signed by author on title page: "Best Regards, Edward Cavell". Half title page has an inscription and endpage has a small animal sticker to one corner. Pages are otherwise unmarked. Oblong (9 x 12"). Cover has light edge & corner wear, tiny tears/crease spine bottom, light soiling. There is age tanning to covers and internal page edges. "The Vaux family saw the mountains of Western Canada for the first time in 1887, while travelling on the recently completed CP Railway and 'that was it for them'. For the next 40 years various family members spent most of their free time in the Rocky and Selkirk mountain ranges...." This book showcases the many wonderful vintage photos taken by the Vaux's during the late 1800's and early 1900's. [486]; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Signed by Author 
Price: 27.00 USD
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COME WATCH THE SUN GO HOME A Memoir of Upheaval and Revolution in China, Chen, Chen
17 Chen, Chen COME WATCH THE SUN GO HOME A Memoir of Upheaval and Revolution in China
Marlowe & Company 1998 1569247420 / 9781569247426 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Ex-library book with usual ex-lib type markings. Pages are clean & tight. Last page has been taped at spine. Jacket has light scuffing & light edge/corner wear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 322 pages; "In the late 1940's, the Chen family gathered for a dusk-time ritual at their hillside home in Berkeley, California to "watch the sun go home" to their native China. Having fled persecution in Chungking during the Sino-Japanese war (1937-45) , the Chens settled briefly in Peking, then escaped to the U. S. During the intensifying civil war. Repatriated and classified as "national bourgeois", they were yet to endure the violence of the Cultural Revolution - separation, imprisonment, internal exile, and "re-education" in the "cadre schools" designed for ideological criminals. Chen Chen was labeled a counter-revolutionary, and after making disparaging remarks about Mao's wife, suffered beating, starvation and solitary confinement with her three-month-old baby. For the next seven years, she was barred from being a musician and writer and assigned to agricultural work. Come Watch the Sun Go Home powerfully evokes the viciousness and absurdity of a society in thrall to totalitarian hysteria and the manifold ironies awaiting Chen upon her "rehabilitation" and return to professional life. While taking part in an educational exchange in the United States in 1989, the author learned of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Chen's condemnation of the regime was broadcast on national television, and she has yet to return to China and her children. This defiant woman's story tells of a life spent in two worlds, one lived in the East and the other in the West; one of prosperity and privilege, one of poverty amid the vicissitudes of history. [635] 
Price: 8.45 USD
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NANCY CUNARD  A Biography, Chisholm, Anne
18 Chisholm, Anne NANCY CUNARD A Biography
Penguin (Non-Classics) 1985 014005572x / 9780140055726 Softcover Very Good 
1985 reprint. Pages clean and intact, light age tanning to page edges. Cover has moderate edgewear, a bit moreso at corners, spine ends. Several light creases on covers and remainder mark across bottom edge of pages. "She symbolized the twenties and scandalized and thirties; like a shooting star, she was beautiful, rebellious - and doomed." b/w photos; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 512 pages 
Price: 3.95 USD
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GREAT DESTINY Sixty Years of the Memorable Events in the Life of the Man of the Century, Churchill, Winston S.
19 Churchill, Winston S. GREAT DESTINY Sixty Years of the Memorable Events in the Life of the Man of the Century
G. P. Putnam's Sons 1965 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Stated First American edition. Ex-library, with cover sticker and back pocket, no inside stamps, mylar covered, brown liner, attached to book. Hardcover has light edgewear/corner bumping and light soiling to page edges. Pages are clean & tight, slight wrinkling to bottom of last few pages. Light soiling inside of covers. DJ shows light soiling/edgewear/scuffing but otherwise very good. "Great Destiny recounts in Churchill's own incomparable words his experiences, adventures and achievements over a span of more than sixty memorable years. This superb autobiographical writings not only affirm his mastery of English prose and his skill as a historia, but provide remarkable insights into the daily routines and public responsibilities of a towering personality who was acclaimed throughout the free world as "the man of the century". " (*due to heavy weight, there will be addt'l ship charges to some locations) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 720 pages 
Price: 22.50 USD
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RIVER OF THE WEST, A CHRONICLE OF THE COLUMBIA, Clark, Robert
20 Clark, Robert RIVER OF THE WEST, A CHRONICLE OF THE COLUMBIA
Picador 1997 0312169876 / 9780312169879 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
Ex-library with sturdy laminated cover and usual library stickers. Clean & tight, next to no wear. 406 pages.From Library Journal:Clark has produced an outstanding literary tapestry woven with stories about people who in some way have had connections with the Columbia River. Clark uses the river's history as the warp thread, but it is the personal stories of individuals, the weft, that give this piece color and design. Vignettes of Natives, Cayuse, Spokanes, Palouse, Nez Perce, and Yakimas are juxtaposed with stories of explorers such as naturalist David Douglas, astronomer David Thompson, painter Paul Kane, and speculator Hall Kelley. Clark also gives space to daring priests, determined immigrants, and irascible characters like Woody Guthrie, who wrote songs about the area... ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 13.50 USD
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