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London: Printed for J. Roberts, 1742 [both]. 50, 70p., trimmed to 7.5x4.5 inches, rebound in 19thC quarter morocco marbled boards; the upper board is detached. No original blanks remain; title page of "Remarks" is dust-soiled, flecked, and bears a few obscure marks in old pencilling. Small old stain at foot...
Berkeley: East Bay Japanese for Action, 1986. 335p., very good hardcover in dj, text in English and Japanese, inscribed in Japanese by Kato Mizue, the group's instructor. Autobiographical pieces by members of the group, including discussions of immigration experiences, internment, work, religion and family life.
New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. Hardcover. X, 115p., first edition in quarter-cloth boards and unclipped dj. The cover and dust jacket are lovely but textblock has a faint "wave" along lower edge; not disfiguring, not particularly noticible, but condition freaks may care. At writing Achebe was living in the...
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1975. Hardcover. xxxvi, 354p., very good first US edition in cloth boards and unclipped dj. Ackerley was the openly bisexual editor of "The Listener" literary journal and author of severla autobiographical novels in cluding "We Think the World of You" which was filmed with Alabn...
New York: Writers Alliance, 1976. Paperback. 149p., softbound in 8x5.5 inch decorated wraps (the decorations being two photoportraits of our hero), perfectbound but so far so good. Cover has a sun-line across the front and a spot of soil to back, and a private library accession numeral on titlepage. Sound...
San Francisco: New Glide Publications, 1978. Hardcover. xii, 337p., prologue, interviews, Nancy's story, selected bibliography, illustrated with b&w photos and film stills, very good first edition in half-cloth boards and edgeworn, unclipped dj with closed tears. Based on the documentary film.
Leeds, UK: Peepal Tree Press, 2008. Paperback. 222p., illustrated with cover-reproduced snapshot images of Adisa at various ages, with a color vignette portrait on the back; softbound, the first edition, an ex library copy with no wear or handling, the sole clue to ex library status being a neat printed...
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000. Hardcover. ix, 291p., gift inscription otherwise a very good first edition in cloth-backed boards and unclipped dj. Memoir by a Mexican immigrant who grew up on Chicago's south side, in a Polish neighborhood, and went on to found Full Spectrum, a musical production company.