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Black Oxen, Atherton, Gertrude
1 Atherton, Gertrude Black Oxen
New York, NY Boni & Liveright 1924 Hardcover Very Good Good Hardcover 12mo - over 6 - 7 
Reprint, 7 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches, 346 pages. Black cloth boards with mild edge wear and faint dust soiling, marbled page edges, previous owner's bookplate in front end paper, pages lightly toned with age, binding sound, black and orange dust jacket with tattered edges, small tears at edges and chipping at corners and spine ends, reviews of the book printed in inverse of jacket, now in protective mylar cover. Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton (1857 - 1948) was a prominent and prolific American author. Many of her novels are set in her home state of California. In addition to novels, she wrote short stories, essays, and articles for magazines and newspapers on such issues as feminism, politics, and war. She was strong-willed, independent-minded, and sometimes controversial. Black Oxen was Atherton's best seller and was made into a silent film of the same name. It is a sensational, semi-autobiographical novel about an aging woman who miraculously becomes young again after glandular therapy. 
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Reconciliation: Islam, Democracy, and the West, Benazir Bhutto
2 Benazir Bhutto Reconciliation: Islam, Democracy, and the West
New York, NY Harper 2008 0061567582 / 9780061567582 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Hardcover 8vo - over 7 - 9 
328 pages. Benazir Bhutto (1953 - 2007) was a Pakistani politician who served as the 11th Prime Minister of Pakistan from 1988 to 1990 and again from 1993 to 1996. She was the first female Prime Minister of Pakistan and the first woman to govern a Muslim majority nation. She had lived in exile since 1999 and had just returned to Pakistan in October 2007, just two months before her assassination. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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May I Kiss You on the Lips Miss Sandra?, Bernhard, Sandra
3 Bernhard, Sandra May I Kiss You on the Lips Miss Sandra?
New York, NY, U.S.A. Rob Weisbach Books 1998 0688164714 / 9780688164713 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Hardcover 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Signed by Author(s)
White paper boards backed in white cloth with dust jacket, 209pp. Signed by the author on half title page. Bernhard broke out in the American comedy scene in the 1980s after being cast by Martin Scorsese in The King of Comedy. She was one of the first women comics to deal openly and graphically with her sexuality and physicality in ways that were previously associated with men in stand-up. 
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The I Hate to Cook Book, Bracken, Peg
4 Bracken, Peg The I Hate to Cook Book
New York, New York, U.S.A. Harcourt, Brace & Company 1960 Hardcover Very Good Plus Good Hardcover 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Knight, Hilary Signed by Author(s)
Gray cloth boards decorated in blue with blue titles to spine. Some very mild soiling along the edges of boards. Corners square. Brief gift inscription in front free end paper. Light tanned striped in front and rear end papers. Unmarked pages are clean, crisp and bright. Binding straight and tight. Shelf worn dust jacket with small tears and chipping at edges. one-half inch chip out at tail of rear spine hinge. Small puncture tear in rear flap hinge. Dust jacket now in protective mylar cover. 176 pages. Second printing indicated by B.10.60 on copyright page. Author photo in rear flap. $3.75 price intact in front flap. Signed by the author in front end paper with the message, "greetings! 
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Woman: Her Rights, Wrongs, Privileges, and Responsibilities., Brockett, L. P.
5 Brockett, L. P. Woman: Her Rights, Wrongs, Privileges, and Responsibilities.
Hartford, Conn L. Stebbins 1870 Hardcover Good No Jacket Hardcover 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Containing a Sketch of Her Condition in All Ages and Countries, From Her Creation and Fall in Eden to the Present Time: Her Status in England, France, and the United States: Her Relations to Man, Physiological, Social, Moral, and Intellectual: Her Ability to Fill the Enlarged Sphere of Duties and Privileges Claimed for Her: Her True Position in Education, Professional Life, Employments, and Wages, Considered. Woman Sufferage, Its Folly and Inexpediency, and the Injury and Deterioration Which it Could Cause in Her Character. 8.25 x 5.5inches, embossed cloth, 447 pages. Steel engraved frontis, five of the listed twenty black and white illustrations are no longer present. Boards rubbed and worn with faint damp stains; spine sunned; inch of cloth gone at head of spine; multiple notations in front free end paper, including a contemporary notation extolling the virtues of the text (in pencil); old booksellers label for Cameron's Stamps Books & Magazines in Portland, Oregon in front end paper, dated 1947 (Cameron's is the oldest bookstore in Portland, and is still operating today.); scattered foxing; pages toned with age; notation in margin and underlining on page 78; binding tender, but intact. Linus Pierpont Brocket published Woman: Her Rights, Wrongs, Privileges, and Responsibilities in response to John Stuart Mill's essay, The Subjection of Women (1869). He concludes that women gaining the right to the ballot is unnecessary as they had already made so many gains in society, and that gaining the vote would be an "unjust burden." He also discussed concern that women gaining the vote would only open the "flood gates," implying that it would only follow that other groups would gain the right to vote, including negros, the Chinese and Japanese among others. Fascinating in the context of today's political climate and how many things have changed, while others have changed little. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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The Good Earth, Buck, Pearl S.
6 Buck, Pearl S. The Good Earth
New York, NY, U.S.A. Modern Library 1933 Hardcover Very Good Good Hardcover 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Flexible gray cloth boards with light edge wear. Glue residue along top edge of front free end paper. Previous owner's name in pencil on blank page facing half-title. Lightly toned pages. Binding sound. Dust jacket tanned with edge wear and chipping at extremities. Small chip out at top of front panel. Rockwell Kent end papers. 246 titles inside dust jacket. Toledano spine 7. Handsome copy of the Modern Library edition of Pearl Buck's Pulitzer Prize winning novel with an introduction by the author defending herself against criticism for her portrayal of life in China. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Composed: A Memoir, Cash, Rosanne
7 Cash, Rosanne Composed: A Memoir
New York, NY, U.S.A. Viking Books 2010 0670021962 / 9780670021963 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Hardcover 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Signed by Author(s)
Paper over boards with dust jacket, 245pp. Signed by the author on title page. Though Roseanne Cash is the daughter of one of one of the biggest names in country music, she has stood on her own as a musician and writer, winning numerous Grammys and dozens of prestigious music awards, publishing four books, writing essays for the likes of The Rolling Stone, The Nation, The New York Times, etc., not to mention dealing publicly with potentially life-threatening brain surgery. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Grande Dame, Collins, Evron S.
8 Collins, Evron S. Grande Dame
Cincinnati, OH Miniature Book Society 2003 Hardcover Fine No Jacket Hardcover 64mo - up to 3" tall 
Miniature hardcover; 2.5 x 2 inches; unpaginated; frontis portrait; four black and white photographs. Printed in an edition of 400 copies, distributed exclusively to members of the Miniature Book Society. Bound in blue cloth with gilt titles, no notable flaws. A tribute to Ruth Adomeit, the Grande Dame of Miniature Books. 
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Lady Hawarden: Studies from Life, 1857-1864, Dodier, Virginia
9 Dodier, Virginia Lady Hawarden: Studies from Life, 1857-1864
U.S.A. Aperture 1999 0893818151 / 9780893818159 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Very Good Hardcover 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Scuff mark to rear of dust jacket at center of flap hinge. Dust jacket now in protective mylar. Full number line. Lady Clementina Hawarden was a well-regarded portrait photographer of the Victorian era. Lewis Carroll praised and collected her pictures, which predated even the work of her better-known contemporary Julia Margaret Cameron, and some art historians contend that her photographs influenced Whistler's portrait paintings. 
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3 Day Fox: A Tattoo, Dunn, Katherine
10 Dunn, Katherine 3 Day Fox: A Tattoo
Arboreal Abomination 1979 1st Edition Soft cover Fine Soft cover 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Lara, Alaina Signed by Author(s)
Signed by the author. Staple-bound in buff stock wrappers. Pale yellow pages. Fine condition. No notable flaws. Unpaginated. Black and white illustrations. Small folio: 5.5 x 8 inches. Katherine Dunn (1945 - 2016) was the author of best-selling novel, Geek Love. She was also a journalist, voice artist, radio personality, book reviewer, and poet from Portland, OR. She was also a prolific writer on boxing. 3 Day Fox: A Tattoo is a single poem chapbook. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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Adam Bede, Eliot, George (Mary Ann Evans)
11 Eliot, George (Mary Ann Evans) Adam Bede
A. L. Burt Company Hardcover Very Good Very Good Hardcover 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Flexible red leather boards with publisher's imprint in gold on front cover and gold titles to spine. Top edges gilt. Tiny scuff mark to front board. Circa 1920s. Corners starting to wear through. Pages lightly toned from age. Binding straight and tight. Red dust jacket rubbed and edge worn. Spine lightly faded. Now in protective mylar cover. 557 pages. Adam Bede was the first novel written by Mary Ann Evans under the pen name George Eliot. It was originally published in 1859, and has remained in print ever since. It is regularly used in university studies of 19th-century English literature 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Keepers of the House, Grau, Shirley Ann
12 Grau, Shirley Ann Keepers of the House
New York, New York, U.S.A. Alfred A Knopf Inc 1964 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Hardcover 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Turquoise boards with mild edge wear and bumps to bottom corners. Scattered foxing to page edges. Small sticker removal injury at top edge of front end paper. Dust jacket with mild edge wear and rubbing. Some tanning to edges and rear board. Dust jacket in mylar cover. 309 pages. First edition stated. 4.95 price in front flap. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1965, The Keepers of the House is Shirley Ann Grau's masterwork, a many-layered indictment of racism and rage that is as terrifying as it is wise. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Out of this Century: Confessions of an Art Addict, Guggenheim, Peggy
13 Guggenheim, Peggy Out of this Century: Confessions of an Art Addict
New York, NY Universe Books 1979 0876633378 / 9780876633373 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Hardcover 8vo - over 7 - 9 
396 pages, numerous black and white photographs, foreword by Gore Vidal, introduction by Alfred H. Barr, Jr.; damp stain to top front corner of dust jacket visible in flap. Out of This Century is Peggy Guggenheim's own story of her flamboyant life. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Story of a Fat Little Girl, Heller, Suzanne
14 Heller, Suzanne The Story of a Fat Little Girl
New York, New York, U.S.A. Paul S. Erikson, Inc. 1966 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Hardcover 24mo - over 5 - 5" tall 
Red and black illustrated paper boards with mild wear at extremities. Gift inscription in front end paper. Previous owner's book plate in half title page. Two of the pages were once stuck together so there is now an adhesion injury to the top corner of those pages. Otherwise, pages are clean, crisp and bright. Binding straight and tight. Dust jacket has mild edge wear and a couple of tiny edge tears. Small spot of soiling to rear panel near bottom spine corner. Dust jacket now in protective mylar cover. Oblong book measures 7.5 x 5 inches. The Story of a Fat Little Girl is really a book about how hard it is to be different. Sweet and sad at once, it manages to point to a brighter future while recognizing that people aren't always nice. From the author of Misery, and More Misery. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Word
15 Jackson, Laura (Riding) The Word "Woman" and Other Related Writings
Great Britain Carcanet Press Ltd 1994 1857540069 / 9781857540062 Hardcover Fine Fine Hardcover 8vo - over 7 - 9 
No statement of edition; ix,202 pages. By investigating definitions, historical and literary usages, the words of women about themselves, and the physical appearance of woman, Laura (Ricing) Jackson seeks to understand the word "woman." Motherhood, "manfever" in women, work, satisfaction, sexual equality, and the essential relationship between man and woman are all considered. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Gold of Fairnilee, Lang, Andrew
16 Lang, Andrew The Gold of Fairnilee
New York, New York, U.S.A. Longmans, Green, & Co. 1888 1st US Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Hardcover 4to - over 9 - 12" tall Lemann, E. A. 
Green cloth boards are a little smudged and edge worn with bumped corners and fraying at corners and spine ends. There is some mild bubbling to the cloth over the boards. Prev. owner's name and address in front end paper, and penciled gift inscription dated 1892 in first blank page. Heavy stock pages are clean and crisp with some toning from age. Hinges intact. Binding straight and sound. 86 numbered pages plus a couple of pages of ads for other books. This unassuming green cloth book is really special once you take a look at what's in these pages. There are 15 color lithographs sprinkled throughout the charming text of this story. Andrew Lang (1844 - 1912) was a Scots poet, novelist, literary critic, and contributor to the field of anthropology. He is best known as a collector of folk and fairy tales. The Andrew Lang lectures at the University of St Andrews are named after him. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Crazy Enough: A Memoir, Large, Storm
17 Large, Storm Crazy Enough: A Memoir
New York, NY Free Press 2012 1439192405 / 9781439192405 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Hardcover 8vo - over 7 - 9 Signed by Author(s)
xi,[2],267,[1] pages; 2 black and white photographs. Black paper boards backed in black cloth with dust jacket. Fine / Fine. Signed by the author in front free end paper: "Gratitude! (small drawn heart), Storm." Storm Large is a musician, actor, playwright, author, and considered by many to be pure tour de force. She shot to national prominence in 2006 as a finalist on the CBS show Rock Star: Supernova, where despite having been eliminated in the week before the finale, Storm built a fan base that follows her around the world to this day. Crazy Enough is her memoir dealing with her mother's mental illness, her youth and drug addiction, and finally finding her way into music, which she says "dragged her back from the edge. 
Price: 70.00 USD
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The Good Times Are Killing Me: A Novel, Lynda Barry
18 Lynda Barry The Good Times Are Killing Me: A Novel
Seattle Real Comet Press 1988 0941104222 / 9780941104227 1st Edition Soft cover Near Fine Soft cover 8vo - over 7 - 9 Signed by Author(s)
Softcover in wraps; (9 x 8 inches), 119, [1] pages, 1 full page black and white and 18 full page color illustrations; mild rubbing and edge wear to covers; signed by Barry on title page. Lynda Barry departs from the style of her well-known comics to write a novel about a young girl's coming of age. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Dorothea Lange: A photographer's life, Milton Meltzer
19 Milton Meltzer Dorothea Lange: A photographer's life
New York, NY Farrar Straus Giroux 1978 0374143234 / 9780374143237 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Hardcover 8vo - over 7 - 9 
399 pages, numerous black and white photographs; gray cloth boards are sunned along edges, faint musty odor, dust jacket edge worn with sunned spine, a little damp staining visible along edges on back side only. Dorothea Lange is best known as the graphic chronicler of rural Americans who were victims of the Depression of the thirties. Her photographs such as "Migrant Mother" became mythic symbols in their time and today are seen worldwide in exhibits of classic photography. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Flowering Judas and Other Stories, Porter, Katherine Anne
20 Porter, Katherine Anne Flowering Judas and Other Stories
New York Modern Library 1940 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Plus Hardcover 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
First Modern Library edition stated. Boards show light wear at extremities. Dust jacket tanned along edges with sun darkened spine. Dust jacket now in mylar. 285 pages plus publisher's list in rear. 274 titles in dust jacket. Toledano spine 8. Originally published in 1930, Flowering Judas was Porter's first published collection of stories. It won her the Guggenheim Fellowship, which allowed her to travel and study abroad. She went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1966. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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