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A Frolic of His Own - Signed First

By: William Gaddis

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Poseidon Press, 1994

Edition: First printing

Inscription: Signed


Gaddis, William. A Frolic of His Own. New York: Poseidon Press, 1994, first printing. Hardcover with dust jacket, Reddish-brown paper over blue cloth spine and copper spine titles, 170mm x 240mm, 586 pp. The book is fine – appears unread – with light foxing to the top edge of the textblock. The jacket is near fine with faint signs of edge wear. This copy is signed by Gaddis on a label on the second fee endpaper and includes a sales rep memorandum that says “w... View more info

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A Second Life: A Collected Nonfiction - Limited Edition, Signed

By: Dan Gerber

Price: $75.00

Publisher: East Lansing, Michigan State University Press, 2001

Edition: First Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed


Gerber, Dan. A Second Life: A Collected Nonfiction. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2001, signed limited edition of 130 copies. This copy is, probably, number four – the number on the limitation page looks like an “I” was lined out and “4” written next to it (see the image). Cloth with leather spine label and matching slipcase. Fine/Fine. Signed by Gerber on the limitation page. Not poetry, but a collection of essays from the poet, as the ... View more info

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A Second Life: A Collected Nonfiction Signed

By: Dan Gerber

Price: $20.00

Publisher: East Lansing, Michigan State University Press, 2001

Edition: First printing

Inscription: Signed


Gerber, Dan. A Second Life: A Collected Nonfiction. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2001, first printing. Near fine hardcover with very good dust jacket. Signed by Gerber on the title page. Not poetry, but a collection of essays from the poet, as the publisher states: "A Second Life brings together the best of Dan Gerber's previously published essays and magazine stories, many of which have appeared in magazines such as Outside, Playboy, Sports Afield, and... View more info

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A Voice from the River

By: Gerber, Dan

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Livingston, Montana, Clark City Press, 1990

Edition: second printing

Inscription: Signed


Wraps, 14 by 21.5 cm, 195 (1) pp. Signed and dated (1990) by Gerber on the title page. Very good, unread copy with only minor signs of shelf wear to the wraps and light foxing on the top edge of the textblock. No writing, highlighting, names, or other markings. We ship our books in boxes or cardboard wraps, never in bags. Bay Leaf Books (Member ABAA, ILAB) is dedicated to offering fine books for discriminating readers. View more info

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Accordion Crimes - Signed

By: Proulx, E. Annie

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Scribner, 1996

Edition: First printing

Inscription: Signed


First printing of this “signed edition,” with no price on the jacket and “signed limited edition” and “not for sale” printed on the rear jacket panel. Hardcover with dust jacket, 16 by 24 cm, 381 pp. Signed by Proulx on a tipped-in limitation leaf following the ffep. Number 1,092 of 2,500 copies. The hardcover is near fine – it appears unread – and the jacket is very good with light edge wear and minor sun fading on the spine panel. No writing, highl... View more info

American Smoke: Journeys to the End of the Light (Beat Generation history) - SIGNED First

By: Iain Sinclair

Price: $120.00

Publisher: London, Hammish Hamilton, 2013

Edition: First printing

Inscription: Signed


Sinclair, Iain. American Smoke: Journeys to the End of the Light. London: Hamish Hamilton, 2013, first edition, first printing (precedes the American release). Hardcover with dust jacket (jacket unfolds into a stylized map of the United States). New, unread copy. SIGNED by Sinclair on the title page. Dust jacket is in a fresh mylar cover. Also included is “Cowboy/Deleted File,” a chapter that was removed from American Smoke, which is reproduced on twelve loose-le... View more info

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An Annotated Mahabharata Bibliography

By: P. Lal [Purushottama Lal]

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Calcutta, Writers Workshop, 1967


Yellow cloth with black spine titles and cover decorations, dust jacket, 14.5 by 22.5 cm, 33 pp. Good with light bumping to the corners, some faint black smudges on the covers, and three small tape stains on the front and rear pastedown – and matching stains on the jacket flaps – where the dust jacket was once taped down. Aside from the tape stains, the dust jacket has fading on the spine panel and large chips at the head and tail of the spine. The Mahabharata, on... View more info

An Arrow from Maraka

By: Mvona, Sambalikagwa

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Blantyre, Malawil, Likhula, 2011

Edition: First printing


Mvona, Sambalikagwa. An Arrow from Maraka. Blantyre, Malawi: Likhula Publications, 2011, first printing. Softcover, 12.5 by 18.2 cm, 224 pp. Very good with light rubbing on the covers and a small penciled “29” on the upper right corner of the front cover. No other writing, highlighting, names, or markings. Despite the fact thathis books are difficult to obtain outside of Africa, Mvona is an internationally recognized novelist and poet. From the back cover: “Bw... View more info

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Andersen’s Works, Eight Volumes (including Story of My Life, A Poet’s Bazaar, O.T., In Spain and A Visit to Portugal, Only a Fiddler, The Improvisatore, The Two Baronesses, and Pictures of Travel)

By: Andersen, Hans Christian

Price: $120.00

Publisher: Berkeley, Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1884

Edition: Various printings of the “Author’s Edition”


Brown cloth with gilt and dark brown spine and cover titles and decorations, 13.5 by 19.2 cm, 261-569 pp. each, with a 12-page list of the publisher’s titles at the back of three volumes. Eight volumes of ten including: The Story of My Life; A Poet’s Bazaar: A Picturesque our in Germany, Italy, Greece, and the Orient; O.T.: A Danish Romance: In Spain and A Visit to Portugal; Only a Fiddler: A Danish Romance; The Improvisatore; The Two Baronesses: A Romance; and Pict... View more info

Ash - SIGNED

By: Herbert, James

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan, 2012

Edition: First UK edition

Inscription: Signed


Herbert, James. Ash. London: Macmillan, 2012, first British printing, signed special edition. Hardcover with dust jacket in matching slipcase. Signed by the author on the limitation page. New, still sealed in the publisher’s shrinkwrap. No writing, highlighting, names, or other markings. We ship our books in boxes or cardboard wraps, never in bags. Bay Leaf Books (Member ABAA) is an open shop dedicated to offering fine books for discriminating readers. Dust jack... View more info

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Atlas of Remote Islands: Fifty Islands I Have Never Set Foot On and Never Will

By: Schalansky, Judith; Christine Lo, trans.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Penguin Books, 2010

Edition: first printing of the first English-language edition


Hardcover, illustrated paper over black cloth spine, 19 by 26.5 cm, 143 (1) pp., illus. Near fine, unread copy with a tiny spec of a stain on the front cover near the head of the spine (see image). No writing, highlighting, names, or other markings. First Edition. View more info

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Aucassin and Nicolete

By: Child, Harold, trans., editor; Anne Anderson, illustrator

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Black, 1911


Child, Harold, trans., editor; Anne Anderson, illustrator. Aucassin and Nicolete. London: Adam and Charles Black, 1911. Hardcover, cream cloth with gilt spine and cover titles within ornate brown and blue decorations, top edge gilt, 19.5 by 25.5 cm, xliii 131 pp., six color illus. by Anderson. Light bumping and wear at corners and head and tail of the spine, rubbing and a few small bubbles in the cloth on the back cover; light foxing throughout with a 1916 gift inscr... View more info

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Birthright - Signed 1st

By: Roberts, Nora

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2003

Edition: First printing

Inscription: Signed


Hardcover with dust jacket, 465 pp. Signed by Roberts on the second free endpaper. Fine hardcover in near fine jacket. A lovely, signed copy of this stand-alone novel. No writing, highlighting, names, or other marks. The dust jacket is in a fresh mylar cover. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

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Booked to Die

By: Dunning, John

Price: $250.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1992

Edition: First printing

Inscription: Signed


Hardcover in dust jacket, blue paper over navy cloth spine with metallic blue spine titles, 14.5 by 21.5 cm, xiv 321 pp. Signed by Dunning on a laid-in bookplate. Fine hardcover in fine jacket. A stunning copy of the first Cliff Janeway mystery novel. No writing, highlighting, names, or other marks. The dust jacket is in a fresh mylar cover. We ship our books in boxes or cardboard wraps, never in bags. Bay Leaf Books (Member ABAA, ILAB) is dedicated to offering fine bo... View more info

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Boy of Bone: Twelve Stories Inspired by the Mütter Museum - Signed Limited Edition with Print

By: Sands, K.R., Jon Lezinsky, illus.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Siman Media Works, 2012

Edition: Limited ed


The “500 Edition,” a limited edition of 500 copies signed and numbered by the author, in a box with a metal specimen tag frame, and a print of the book’s cover art, signed by the artist. Hardcover in slipcase, 22 by 29.5 cm, 224 pp., illus. New, still sealed in the publisher’s shrinkwrap. No writing, highlighting, names, or other markings. “Fictional stories inspired by the people whose various body parts have been donated to the Mütter Museum…. transcen... View more info