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1 Govoni, David A. Memoirs of a "Little Italian Boy"
Lincoln, Nebraska Writers Club Press (iUniverse) 2002 05952366332 First Edition Trade Paperback Very Good No Jacket Self Published 8vo- 9 in. Tall Inscribed By Author
179 pp. Cover curled but still close to new. Inscribed by author to "golf buddy Mike." The son of Italian immigrants who started a grocery business in Salem, Mass., reflects fondly on his boyhood and then his career as a technician with Eastern Airlines in Miami. He retired to Spruce Creek Fly-in near Daytona Beach. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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2 Michener, James A. The Hokusai Sketch-Books -- Selections from the Manga
Rutland, Vt. Charles E. Tuttle Co. 1974 0804802521 / 9780804802529 11th Printing Silk on Boards Near Fine Near Fine Association Copy 4to -- 10.5 In Tall Hokusai Inscribed By Author
Slight bump to cardboard slipcase, dj jacket price-clipped, slight musty odor, else perfect. 286 pp., index. Inscribed in ink to Florida newspaper publisher and arts patron Tip Davidson (Herbert M. Davison Jr., deceased) Dated Daytona Beach, 16 Feb. 1978, it reads: "To Tip Davidson, It's a great pleasure for me to see this lovely book again. I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. But the real joy is in the Hokusai. Aloha, James A. Michener." A collection of 187 full-page color plates (gray, peach and black colors) based on Hokusai's outpouring of wood-block illustrations from 1814 to 1878. Red-colored end papers A. 48-page introductory essay by Michener, and further critiques and detailed captions throughout the book. A treasure for collectors of Hokusai and Michener. 
Price: 120.00 USD
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3 Voynich, E.L. Put Off Thy Shoes
NY MacMillan 1945 1st Printing Stated Cloth Good No Jacket 8vo --8.5 In Inscribed By Author
456 pp. Two to three inch slits along front and rear grooves of spine, plus rubbed edges and corners. Blue cloth on spine is sunned, Front endpapers have tan shadows from a 1945 NY Times review taped in. Rear endpaper has a dj blurb about the author pasted in, but no shadowing. Front end paper has the author's signed initials and personal inscription to Liliane and Herbert Davidson (Florida newspaper publishers), "who have watched my child grow, as I have watched theirs" (dated 20th May 1945) Lacks dust jacket. Tale of Beatrice Rivers, who marries a rich English squire to escape a dreadful home, and later becomes active in charitable work in Cornwall. No. 3 in Ethel Voynich's series about The Gadfly, a bitter man who gets caught up in Italy's Risorgimento movement of 1947. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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