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Paradise Road: Jack Kerouac's Lost Highway and My Search for America

By: Atkinson, Jay

Price: $39.95

Publisher: New York, Wiley: 2010

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 010977

ISBN: 0470237694

Condition: New


SIGNED by the author no inscription. Gift Quality; No flaws or blemishes. First Edition First Printing.Jay Atkinson sets out to re-create Kerouac's journeys of the late 1940s, depicting the travels of the author and his longtime friends as they retrace the five major trips Jack Kerouac took with his pals. Writing with a novelist's eye and ear, Atkinson creates a compelling portrait of North America: its roaring blues bars and nightclubs, empty country roads, and remote prairie towns and byways as well as the enduring warmth and humor of its citizens. View more info

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A Great, Silly Grin: The British Satire Boom of the 1960s

By: Carpenter, Humphrey

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York, PublicAffairs: 2002

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 011188

ISBN: 1586480812

Condition: Fine


The British satire boom of the early 1960s created a motherlode of styles and material for generations of bright comedians and social critics on both sides of the Atlantic and set a standard for clever humor that still shapes comedy and commentary in America today.No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling; Still Gift Quality. Fine in a Fine Dust Jacket. View more info

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Journey to the Edge of the Night

By: Celine, Louis-Ferdinand; Translated from the French by John H. P. Marks

Price: $825.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown, and Company: 1934

Edition: First Edition, First Printing. [English Language]

Seller ID: 011402

Condition: Near Fine


Journey to the End of the Night (Voyage au bout de la nuit, 1932) is the first novel by Louis-Ferdinand Céline. This semi-autobiographical work follows the life of Ferdinand Bardamu. Telling the story of Bardamu and his doppelganger Robinson in a grotesque journey through life, through the world and through death. Bardamu survives the First World War, wanders through the jungles of colonial Africa, lives in the unnatural world of Industrial America, heals the poor in a Parisian suburb, all the while constantly encountering Robinson. [wiki] Ranked 51st on The Guardian's list of... View more info

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Memories [Francis Peloubet Farquhar's copy]

By: Cumming, C. F. Gordon

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood and Sons: 1904

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011448

Condition: Very Good


Constance Frederica "Eka" Gordon-Cumming (1837 - 1924) was a noted Scottish travel writer and painter. Born in a wealthy family, she travelled around the world and painted described scenes and life as she saw them. She was a friend and influencer of the travel writers and artists Marianne North and Isabella Bird. This is her autobiography. "one of the most travelled ladies of the last century. Although she was in no sense an explorer, still the narratives of her widespread travels, written with humor and intelligent observation, did much to diffuse among the general reading public a kno... View more info

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The Punch Book of Travel

By: Davis, William – Editor

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Leagrave Press Limited: 1974

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009460

Condition: Very Good


A delightful collection of Punch articles and travel cartoons by Basil Boothroyd, Alan Coren, ffolkes, George Mikes, E. S. Turner, Alan Whicker, Vincent Mulchrone, Robert Robinson, Lord Mancroft, Alan Brien, Frank Muir, Arnold Roth…… Publisher’s blue cloth, gilt spine titles. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Dust jacket has minor age-toning with a small closed tear upper rear spine corner. 24cm; 9.5 inches tall; 191 pages; illustrated with cartoons. View more info

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"B" is for Burglar (A Kinsey Millhone mystery)

By: Grafton, Sue

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart, and Winston: 1985

Edition: Book Club Edition

Seller ID: 010826

ISBN: 0030018897

Condition: Fine


No Flaws or Blemishes but tiny closed tear to lower front edge of Dust Jacket near the spine; Still Gift Quality. Book Club Edition [BOMC] 8vo, 8.5 inches tall. "Exceptionally entertaining.an offbeat sense of humor and a feisty sense of justice." ?San Francisco Chronicle View more info

The Quality of Hurt. The Autobiography of Chester Himes Volume I

By: Himes, Chester

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday & Company: 1972

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011780

Condition: Very Good


Himes wrote detective fiction and novels exploring the tension between white and black Americans. He also wrote "protest" novels during the 1950's. He writes of black ghetto life and of his personal struggle with repressive American ways. The pain of his rejection of and by America is tempered by his own vitality and humor as an artist, making this important work not only a look at Chester Himes, but a sharp and often painful look at America itself. -------- First Edition, First Printing. Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear with sc... View more info

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An American Album: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Harper's Magazine

By: Lapham, Lewis H. ; Rosenbush, Ellen

Price: $24.95

Publisher: New York:, Franklin Square Press,: 2000

Edition: First Edition – First Printing,

Seller ID: 010654

ISBN: 1879957531


No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality.For over 150 years, Harper's Magazine has explored the American experience with a fiercely independent spirit and spectacular writing. That experience is available in this magnificent illustrated volume, spanning the decades and encompassing writing from Melville and Twain to Normal Mailer, David Mamet, and Annie Dillard. This beautiful volume includes reports, poetry, fiction, commentary, critiques of contemporary society and politics, speeches, humor - plus more than 200 photographs, illustrations, and other artwork, originally published in the ma... View more info

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Cornelius O'Dowd Upon Men and Women and Other Things in General. [First], Second, & Third Series. [3 vol. bound by Zaehnsdorf]

By: Lever, Charles

Price: $295.00

Publisher: Edinburgh and London:, William Blackwood,: 1864

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 004297

Condition: Very Good


Essays are written in the character of "Cornelius O'Dowd" and published anonymously. Charles James Lever (1806 - 1872) was an Irish novelist.1864-5 - Three volumes. All First Edition. Finely bound by Zaehnsdorf. Later three-quarter green morocco and marbled boards, spines gilt, top edges gilt. Original boards bound in the rear. Five spine bands with stamped gilt titles and date at bottom. Armorial bookplates of Mexborough. Bindings tight and square. Volume 1 has one rubbed corner and light wear at spine corners. Volume 2 minor handling. Volume 3 minor corner rubs and top and bottom rai... View more info

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The Cruise of the Montauk to Bermuda, The West Indies and Florida

By: McQuade, James

Price: $245.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas R. Knox & CO.: 1885

Seller ID: 011035

Condition: Very Good


The Montauk's cruise was from New York to the Caribbean, which set sail February 21, 1884 and returned May 3, 1884 stopping at Bermuda, St. Kitt's, St. Pierre, Martinique, Trinidad, Curacao, Jamaica, Cuba, Havana and Florida. An interesting amount of sheet music and poetry add to the narrative. Gives very detailed descriptions of social conditions with notes on slavery and the natives in the places visited. The author was an accomplished stylist including ironic humor, puns and amusing turns of phrase in his narration. Publisher's dark brown cloth with titles stamped in g... View more info

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The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan

By: Morier, James

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1937

Seller ID: 011403

Condition: Very Good


The painting on the cover was reproduced in four-color offset, printed on Bancroft buckram. All the illustrations were also reproduced in off-set and created by Cyrus LeRoy Baldridge. The humor and insight into oriental life displayed in this oriental 'Gil Blas' immediately seized the popular fancy. The book went into several editions; and Morier acquired a high reputation as a novelist" (DNB). James Justinian Morier was a renowned British diplomat and author who entered the diplomatic service. First visiting Iran in 1808 as secretary to Sir Harford Jones-Brydges, Morier had an ... View more info

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Call and Response

By: Pearson, T. R.

Price: $24.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1989

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011270

ISBN: 0671639927

Condition: Fine


No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling; Still Gift Quality. Unread, Unopened. First Edition, First Printing. Pearson's latest Southern comic novel finds its form in digression: there is a story, albeit a slender one, but the book's real substance lies in its anecdotes, detours and wrong turns. Welcome to Neely, North Carolina. View more info

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Cross Creek [Facsimile Dust Jacket]

By: Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1942

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 011554

Condition: Very Good


First Edition - First Printing, Scribner "A" present. Green cloth covered boards with raised titles in silver gilt. Bindings tight and square; Spine is sun-faded, minor browning on endpages. FACSIMILE dust jacket in new Mylar sleeve is unflawed. Cross Creek has become a classic in modern American literature. For the millions of readers raised on The Yearling, here is the story of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings's experiences in the remote Florida hamlet of Cross Creek, where she lived for thirteen years. From the daily labors of managing a seventy-two-acre orange grove t... View more info

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Key West Collection

By: Raymer, Dorothy

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Key West, Florida: Key West Bookstore,: 1981

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011323

ISBN: 0964173549

Condition: Fine


Carefully handled, Text clean, Bindings firm. No flaws but a gift inscription on half-title page. First Edition, First Printing. When Dorothy Raymer retired from the Key West Citizen, the editor of the local weekly, Solares Hill, asked her to write about her crazier times on the island. He wanted articles longer and more colorful than the daily could publish. Dorothy took to her new task with a sense of humor, a large helping of mischief, and great insight to the Island City's social scene. This book collects 25 of those articles. Subjects as varied as guest rides on Nav... View more info

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Disquiet, Please!: More Humor Writing from the New Yorker

By: Remnick, David ; , FinderHenry

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York, Random House: 2009

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 010690

ISBN: 1400068010

Condition: New


No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal retail shelf handling; Still Gift Quality. From the 1920s onward-but with a special focus on the latest generation-here are the humorists who set the pace and stirred the pot, pulled the leg and pinched the behind of America. View more info

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Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems & Drawings of Shel Siverstein

By: Silverstein, Shel

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row Publishers: 1974

Seller ID: 010437

ISBN: 0060256672

Condition: Fine


No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal handling; Still Gift Quality. Illustrations. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve. Come in . . . for where the sidewalk ends, Shel Silverstein's world begins. You'll meet a boy who turns into a TV set, and a girl who eats a whale. View more info

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Life in a Putty Factory

By: Smith, H. Allen Smith.

Price: $12.95

Publisher: New York:, Doubleday Doran,: 1943.

Seller ID: 002090


Red cloth covered boards with black spine titles and decoration. Bindings firm and square Text clean light even toning Previous owner's bookplate and gift inscription, Dust jacket light edge wear and minor fading of spine. Now in protective Mylar Jacket. World War II era humor of everyday life. View more info

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Tortilla Flat / Of Mice and Men

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $39.95

Publisher: New York, Book of the Month Club: 1995

Edition: Book Club Edition

Seller ID: 009562

Condition: New


John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr. (1902 - 1968) has been called "a giant of American letters", and many of his works are considered classics of Western literature. He won the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humor and keen social perception". Tortilla Flat portrays a group of paisanos-literally, countrymen-a small band of errant friends enjoying life and wine in the days after the end of the Great War. Tortilla Flat was made into a film in 1942. Steinbeck would later return to some of the panhandling locals of M... View more info

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Full Moon

By: Wodehouse, P. G.

Price: $165.00

Publisher: London, Herbert Jenkins Limited: 1947

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011613

Condition: Fine


The sixth Blandings novel, notably featuring 'A Meeting at Midnight'. Published five months after the US edition which is identical in content. When the moon is full at Blandings, strange things happen: among them the commissioning of a portrait of The Empress, ... Publisher's orange cloth, titles stamped in black; Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, Minimal shelf handling wear very bright and clean. 7.5 inches tall, 252 pages. First Edition, First Printing - British . Dust Jacket is price-clipped in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has shelf-soiling on the white of r... View more info

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...El Dia Menos Pensado

By: [Alzheimer's] De Heriz, Enrique

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Spain:, Edhasa,: 2005.

Seller ID: 003727

ISBN: 8435009661


No Flaws, Gift Quality. Factory Shrink-wrapped. No hay defectos, Don Calidad. Fábrica está envuelto en plástico.Mario Martín is a relatively happy man with a wife, a son, and a well-paying job, but his life is turned upside down when his mother and his aunt are both diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Mario takes the reader on a moving journey through the everyday life of these two women as they struggle with their illness yet continue going about their lives as best they can, unwilling performers in a comedy of errors that proves to be a source of both humor and tragedy for their fam... View more info