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301 McMurtry, Larry Sin Killer -Signed, Lettered - F
New York Simon & Schuster 2002 First Edition Limited Slip-Case - Hard Cover As New As New 8vo Signed by Author
Sin Killer is the First volume of the four book series titled 'The Berrybender Narratives'. There were only Twenty Six copies of this novel that were Lettered and signed by Larry McMurtry. This copy is Letter 'F'. The book is in Very Fine condition with no flaws whatsoever.It is presented in a beautiful illustrated slipcase that looks great on the shelf. This is a very scarce book and it represents a wonderful investment in the most important writings of Mr. McMurtry since Lonesome Dove. The sweep and depth of the story of each of these narratives really defies description and although the entire series is one epic drama it would require a synopsis of each volume to share with you the excitement and adventure contained here. The tetralogy basically chronicles the adventures of a Great English sporting family, the Berrybenders, as they make their way through the American West in the years 1832-1836. Each individual novel is set on or beside the four Great rivers along which the family travels. These are the Missouri, the Yellowstone, the Rio Grande, and the Brazos. The journeys of Lewis and Clark are still a living memory. We meet Kit Carson as well as the great painter George Catlin. We encounter mountain men and trappers, fearsome Sioux warrior chiefs, slave traders and virtually any sort of character that you might imagine from the Old West. This novel is written with the wit and sagacity that only Larry McMurtry can muster and this signed Lettered edition will be a terrific acquisition for the serious collector. There is humor, love, violence, intrigue, and of course, it is simply a Great read. 
Price: 525.00 USD
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302 McMurtry, Larry Wandering Hill, The - Lettered-F
New York Simon & Schuster 2003 First Edition Limited Slip-Case - Hard Cover As New As New 8vo Signed by Author
The Wandering Hill is the second volume of the four book series titled 'The Berrybender Narratives'. There were only Twenty Six copies of this novel that were Lettered and signed by Larry McMurtry. This copy is Letter 'F'. The book is in Very Fine condition with no flaws whatsoever.It is presented in a beautiful illustrated slipcase that looks great on the shelf. This is a very scarce book and it represents a wonderful investment in the most important writings of Mr. McMurtry since Lonesome Dove. The sweep and depth of the story of each of these narratives really defies description and although the entire series is one epic drama it would require a synopsis of each volume to share with you the excitement and adventure contained here. The tetralogy basically chronicles the adventures of a Great English sporting family, the Berrybenders, as they make their way through the American West in the years 1832-1836. Each individual novel is set on or beside the four Great rivers along which the family travels. These are the Missouri, the Yellowstone, the Rio Grande, and the Brazos. The journeys of Lewis and Clark are still a living memory. We meet Kit Carson as well as the great painter George Catlin. We encounter mountain men and trappers, fearsome Sioux warrior chiefs, slave traders and virtually any sort of character that you might imagine from the Old West. This novel is written with the wit and sagacity that only Larry McMurtry can muster and this signed Lettered edition will be a terrific acquisition for the serious collector. There is humor, love, violence, intrigue, and of course, it is simply a Great read. Truly a volume for a special collector! 
Price: 525.00 USD
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303 McMurtry, Larry Loop Group
New York Simon & Schuster 2004 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New 8vo 
This is a beautiful as/new copy of the First edition and First printing of Larry McMurtry's 'Loop Group'. There is a very slight crease to the extreme top of the front panel of the dustjacket but it will be flattened and virtually invisible once I place the dustjacket in a Brodart dustjacket protector before shipping. The book is virtually without flaw. Larry McMurtry has an incredible ability to instantly create recognizable women characters. and has a real sensitivity to the absurdities of life in the modern West. In this novel he writes about two women who set off on an adventure with unpredictable and hilarious results. Setting out from Hollywood they tangle along the way with Hopi Indians, with a vagrant that turns out to be an old friend, with the theft of their car (and their gun), and with all kinds of cardsharps, fakers, charmers, and crooks. The novel alternates between great humor and the deeply sad. Loop Group is a major novel from the author of Lonesome Dove and makes a wonderful read. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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304 McMurtry, Larry By Sorrow's River - Signed, Lettered
New York Simon & Schuster 2003 First Edition Limited Cloth As New As New 8vo Signed by Author
By Sorrow's River is the Third volume of the four book series titled 'The Berrybender Narratives'. There were only Twenty Six copies of this novel that were Lettered and signed by Larry McMurtry. This copy is Letter 'F'. The book is in Very Fine condition with no flaws whatsoever.It is presented in a beautiful illustrated slipcase that looks great on the shelf. This is a very scarce book and it represents a wonderful investment in the most important writings of Mr. McMurtry since Lonesome Dove. The sweep and depth of the story of each of these narratives really defies description and although the entire series is one epic drama it would require a synopsis of each volume to share with you the excitement and adventure contained here. The tetralogy basically chronicles the adventures of a Great English sporting family, the Berrybenders, as they make their way through the American West in the years 1832-1836. Each individual novel is set on or beside the four Great rivers along which the family travels. These are the Missouri, the Yellowstone, the Rio Grande, and the Brazos. The journeys of Lewis and Clark are still a living memory. We meet Kit Carson as well as the great painter George Catlin. We encounter mountain men and trappers, fearsome Sioux warrior chiefs, slave traders and virtually any sort of character that you might imagine from the Old West. This novel is written with the wit and sagacity that only Larry McMurtry can muster and this signed Lettered edition will be a terrific acquisition for the serious collector. There is humor, love, violence, intrigue, and of course, it is simply a Great read. Truly a volume for a special collector! 
Price: 525.00 USD
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305 McMurtry, Larry Folly and Glory - #67
New York Simon & Schuster 2004 First Edition Limited/Numbered Cloth As New As New 8vo Signed by Author
Folly and Glory is the fourth and final volume of the series titled The Berrybender Narratives. There were seventy-five copies of this novel that were numbered and signed by Larry McMurtry. This copy is numbered 67 of seventy five. The book is in Very Fine condition with no flaws whatsoever. This is a very scarce book and it represents a wonderful investment in the most important writings of Mr. McMurtry since Lonesome Dove. The sweep and depth of the story of each of these narratives really defies description and although the entire series is one epic drama it would require a synopsis of each volume to share with you the excitement and adventure contained here. The tetralogy basically chronicles the adventures of a Great English sporting family, the Berrybenders, as they make their way through the American West in the years 1832-1836. Each individual novel is set on or beside the four Great rivers along which the family travels. These are the Missouri, the Yellowstone, the Rio Grande, and the Brazos. The journeys of Lewis and Clark are still a living memory. We meet Kit Carson as well as the great painter George Catlin. We encounter mountain men and trappers, fearsome Sioux warrior chiefs, slave traders and virtually any sort of character that you might imagine from the Old West. This novel is written with the wit and sagacity that only Larry McMurtry can muster and this signed numbered edition will be a terrific acquisition for the serious collector. There is humor, love, violence, intrigue, and of course, it is simply a Great read. Truly a volume for a special collector! #67/75 We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 395.00 USD
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306 McMurtry, Larry Wandering Hill, The - Number 67
New York Simon & Schuster 2003 First Edition Limited/Numbered Cloth As New As New 8vo Signed by Author
The Wandering Hill is the second volume of the four book series titled The Berrybender Narratives. There were seventy-five copies of this novel that were numbered and signed by Larry McMurtry. This copy is numbered 67 of seventy five. The book is in Very Fine condition with no flaws whatsoever. This is a very scarce book and it represents a wonderful investment in the most important writings of Mr. McMurtry since Lonesome Dove. The sweep and depth of the story of each of these narratives really defies description and although the entire series is one epic drama it would require a synopsis of each volume to share with you the excitement and adventure contained here. The tetralogy basically chronicles the adventures of a Great English sporting family, the Berrybenders, as they make their way through the American West in the years 1832-1836. Each individual novel is set on or beside the four Great rivers along which the family travels. These are the Missouri, the Yellowstone, the Rio Grande, and the Brazos. The journeys of Lewis and Clark are still a living memory. We meet Kit Carson as well as the great painter George Catlin. We encounter mountain men and trappers, fearsome Sioux warrior chiefs, slave traders and virtually any sort of character that you might imagine from the Old West. This novel is written with the wit and sagacity that only Larry McMurtry can muster and this signed numbered edition will be a terrific acquisition for the serious collector. There is humor, love, violence, intrigue, and of course, it is simply a Great read.#67 of 75. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 395.00 USD
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307 McMurtry, Larry Buffalo Girls, The Desert Rose and Film Flam - Essays on Hollywood
New York Touchstone 2001 1st Thus Pictorial Wraps Near Fine No Jacket 8vo Signed by Author
Here is a great way to acquire three books signed by Larry McMurtry. All three of these trade paperbacks are First Editions thus and are also First Printings. Each individual volume is signed by Mr. McMurtry. Each book is housed in a mylar cover within the custom slipcase that I had my binder build for this set. They are all in perfect and unread condition. The set is composed of two novels, which are The Desert Rose and Buffalo Girls. There is also a copy of Film Flam which contains Larry McMurtry's Essays on Hollywood. A Beautiful presentation of three signed McMurtry's. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 195.00 USD
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308 McMurtry, Larry Comanche Moon
New York Simon & Schuster 1997 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 8vo Signed by Author
Here is the final volume of the Lonesome Dove Saga and a one-of-a-kind copy. It is a Fine First Edition signed three times on the ffep by Pulitzer Prize winning author Larry McMurtry. The three signatures are on a tipped in additional endpaper. They were taken from a volume with a remainder mark. Consequently, this book has one extra endpaper and a really impressive one it is! An absolutely unique item. This volume was signed by Mr. McMurtry in Archer City, Texas, where the author makes his home. It is in lovely condition with no bumped corners, pristine boards and clean edges all around. The dustjacket is also fine with no rips or tears. The signatures are absolutely guaranteed to be authentic. Comanche Moon is a brilliant and haunting novel of the further adventures of Gus and Call. It completes the author's epic four-volume cycle of novels of the American West that began with the Pulitzer Prize winning Lonesome Dove. The novel is also perfectly capable of standing on its own as a complete reading experience in and of itself. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 195.00 USD
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309 McMurtry, Larry Terms of Endearment
New York Simon & Schuster 1975 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 8vo 
Here is a very nice copy of one of Larry McMurtry's most popular and important novels. It is a true First Edition and first printing and the book itself shows the toning that is so prevalent on this title due to the books being printed on high acid paper. The text is tight and clean. The boards are pristine in tan and chocolate brown and the gilt lettering on the spine is bright. The book is in Fine condition. No bumped corners, crisp and tight. The dust jacket is not price-clipped and is very Near Fine with the tiniest bit of shelf-wear to the top and bottom of the spine panel. However, although the jacket is not price-clipped and the price of $9.95 is on the lower right of the inner front flap is present, for some reason the top right of the inner front flap was clipped. There is a very slight crease to the inner back flap at its outside extremity. Having said all that it's a beautiful dust jacket. This novel was published in 1975. Mr. McMurtry is certainly one of the most important novelists in America today and is also the author of Lonesome Dove and The Last Picture Show. Terms of Endearment enhances that literary reputation and is a wonderful and important novel. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 240.00 USD
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310 McMurtry, Larry Boone's Lick
New York Simon & Schuster 2000 First Edition Proof Cloth Very Good+ No Jacket 8vo 
From the author of Lonesome Dove and Comanche Moon this is a Very nice copy of the Proof of Boone's Lick, a novel from one of America's greatest writers. Larry McMurtry is not simply a writer of novels about the West; this Pulitzer Prize winning novelist and essayist is a writer of Fine Literature that far transcends the genre in which he chooses to work. This Proof of Boone's Lick is in at least Very Good to Very Good+ condition. There is some light creasing to the spine and minor soiling to the back panel with one turned corner at the bottom left extremity of the back panel. The proof is tight and the textblock is clean. The Proof is housed in a Mylar protective cover. This is Larry McMurtry's return to the kind of story that made him famous: a tale of the nineteenth century west. The story is told with Mr. McMurtry's unique approach to Historical fiction and his storytelling genius is very apparent in this wonderful novel. A beautiful Pre-First Edition Proof from a Master Storyteller and author. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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311 McMurtry, Larry Loop Group - Signed/Numbered
New York Simon & Schuster 2004 First Edition Limited/Numbered Cloth As New As New 8vo Signed by Author
This is a beautiful as/new copy of the Limited, Numbered edition of Larry McMurtry's Loop Group. There were seventy-five numbered editions printed and this copy is number 23. It is signed and numbered on the limitation page by the author. The book is without flaw. Larry McMurtry has an incredible ability to instantly create recognizable women characters. and has a real sensitivity to the absurdities of life in the modern West. In this novel he writes about two women who set off on an adventure with unpredictable and hilarious results. Setting out from Hollywood they tangle along the way with Hopi Indians, with a vagrant that turns out to be an old friend, with the theft of their car (and their gun), and with all kinds of cardsharps, fakers, charmers, and crooks. The novel alternates between great humor and the deeply sad. Loop Group is a major novel from the author of Lonesome Dove and makes a wonderful read. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 295.00 USD
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312 McMurtry, Larry and Ossana Diana Pretty Boy Floyd
New York Simon & Schuster 1994 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 8vo Signed by Author
Here is a Beautiful copy of the 1994 novel by Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana. The volume is as new and with no flaws to detract from its beauty. The dustjacket is also as new. This is a wonderful novel of the life and career of Pretty Boy Floyd. The novel is fast-paced as it relates a story which took Pretty Boy from small-time robbery to national notoriety in a spree of bank heists. Pulitzer Prize winner Larry McMurtry, author of Lonesome Dove has signed this copy on the title page as has his co-author Diana Ossana. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 120.00 USD
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313 Melville, Herman Omoo
Oxford Limited editions club 1961 1st Thus Slip-Case - Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket 
This is a beautiful classic published by The Limited Editions Club. The book is near fine with a tiny corner chip to the two tops (left and right) of the spine. You really have to look for them. The slipcase is also Very Good with just a touch of soiling from handling and some yellowing from age. There is some fading to the spine. All-in-all I would rate this book at very good to near fine. The title of this book, a sequel to Melville's Typee, was borrowed from the native dialect of the Marquesas Islands. The word signifies a person who wanders, like Melville, from island to island. Melville wished to relate his adventures in the Society Islands and to make people realize the effects promiscuous social intercourse with white men, generally,and missionaries, particularly, had had upon the Polynesians. His point was that the natives were better off before these people came. The Limited Editions Club was founded in 1929. It was the creation of George Macy. Its purpose was to create very high quality versions of the classics that were also illustrated by the finest contemporary artists. All Limited Edition Club books are hand signed by the illustrators with a short description of the making of the book on the colophon in the rear of the volume. Only a few were published without a signature because the illustrator had passed away before publication. All LEC books come with a fine decorative slipcase and the great majority of them contain original fine art within.They are finely constructed books printed by the best printers and on fine paper.They are highly collectible. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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314 Melville, Herman Billy Budd and Benito Cereno
New York Limited editions club 1965 1st Thus Slip-Case - Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket . Signed by Illustrator
This Limited Editions Club classic contains two short novels by the great Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick. The book is in Fine condition but there are couple of tiny, virtually invisible spots of soiling on the spine. as is the slipcase. The slipcase has dusting to the bottom panel. Its spine is sunned and it shows light wear in the form of small scratches or spots. there are very few of them.. There were only 1500 copies of this book produced of which this is number 902. It is signed by the Illustrator. The volume was printed by A. Colish in 1965 at Mount Vernon, New York. The volume is illustrated by Robert Shore and he has signed the colophon in the rear of the book. The book has an extensive introduction by Maxwell Geismar which is not only informative, it is a joy to read. The Limited Editions Club was founded in 1929. It was the creation of George Macy. Its purpose was to create very high quality versions of the classics that were also illustrated by the finest contemporary artists. All Limited Edition Club books are hand signed by the illustrators with a short description of the making of the book on the colophon in the rear of the volume. Only a few were published without a signature because the illustrator had passed away before publication. All LEC books come with a fine decorative slipcase and the great majority of them contain original fine art within.They are finely constructed books printed by the best printers and on fine paper.They are highly collectible. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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315 Melville, Herman White Jacket - Northwestern- Newberry
Chicago, IL Northwestern-Newberry 1970 1st/2nd Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo 
This Hard cover copy of 'White Jacket' is published by Northwestern University Press and is considered to be the authoritive edition of this great novel by Herman Melville. The book contains much bibliographic information regarding the first edition of White Jacket. There is a 96 page editiorial appendix at the rear of the volume. This book is for people who really want specific information on the books that they read. It also contains the full text of White Jacket. There are a couple of library stamps scattered through the book and one on the top-edge. The rear free endpaper is missing, probably torn out by someone trying to disguise the ex-lib nature of the book. The front and rear flaps are attached to the book itself. Having said all that, the book is in excellent condition. The textblock is clean and there is very little soiling to the dustjacket. These Northwestern-Newberry editions of Melville are all considered the best reference possible to his books. I am selling this one because I have an extra copy. This is very much a reference book and that's why I decided to sell it even though it is ex-lib. Apart from the library additions this volume looks brand new and will serve any Herman Melville reader or researcher very well. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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316 Melville, Herman White Jacket
New York Harper 1850 1st/2nd Printing Decorative Cloth Very Good+ No Jacket 8vo 
Beautiful copy of the First edition and second state of White Jacket. All points are correct for the second state including the "T" signature on page 433 and the correct "Q" signature on page 361. This copy has been expertly rebacked and the spine color matches the binding color beautifully. There is gold stamping on the spine and the boards are blindstamped in a very intricate and fine design with very litle evidence of rubbing. This is BAL 13662. The textblock is quite clean with sporadic foxing and of course, there is some toning from age. I have had my bookbinder create a custom slipcase to protect this Antiquarian treasure. It is in Brown bookcloth and the opening is trimmed in a deep chocolate leather. The volume makes a fine presentation. The binding is very tight but for a slight separation between the pastedown and the Ffep. It could easily be repaired with a touch of glue. It was the last book he wrote prior to his masterpiece Moby Dick and the novel is approachable and brilliant. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 950.00 USD
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317 Meyer, Charles Deathangel
Boaz Publishing Co. 2000 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 8vo Signed by Author
An Episcopal priest hears a private confession in a foreign tongue one chilly September night from a mysterious supplicant who then tries to kill him. Soon, he will encounter the same words again, in an article about a murder case long put to rest; words and phrases unique to a serial murderer imprisoned ten years before - Deathangel. This volume is signed on the title page by the author and is in Fine, As New condition. It was signed at the Texas Book Festival in Austin, Texas in the year 2000, which is also the year of publication. It's a very well made book and a very exciting story. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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318 Michener, James Space
New York Random House 1982 First Edition Cloth Fine Near Fine 8vo Signed by Author
Here is a beautiful copy of another Great Michener epic. The volume is signed by the author and is in Fine condition. There are no bumped corners and the text is as clean and bright.The dustjacket on this book is near fine with a tiny bit of shelf-wear to the top of the spine panel. The dustjacket is price-clipped. This is a book Club edition but it is of high quality. Readers who are familiar with the works of James Michener will recall that his books generally take place in vast time frames, ranging from hundreds to millions of years. The action in Space is confined to a period of only forty years but in a setting that extends for billions of miles beyond the surface of earth. The American explorations and discoveries in space are the principal subject matter of this engrossing and informative novel. True to form, Mr. Michener takes us on an incredible ride, and this novel is a real page-turner. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 220.00 USD
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319 Michener, James Covenant, The
New York Random House 1980 First Edition Cloth Near Fine Near Fine 8vo Signed by Author
From James Michener, the acknowledged master of the historical epic, comes this sweeping tale of South Africa. The book is inscribed 'To ____ with best wishes'. It is then signed and dated. The book itself is very near fine. There is the slightest shelf wear to the bottom outside edge and a couple of very light and tiny marks on the spine. The dust jacket is also near fine and shows some minor wear to the top and bottom. There is also a light crease to the inner front flap that is difficult to see because it has flattened well over time. The dramatic presentation of actual and fictional characters in a background of historical events is James Michener at his best. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 199.00 USD
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320 Michener, James Chesapeake
New York Random House 1978 First Edition Cloth Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo Signed by Author
Here is an unusual copy of Michener's huge Bestseller, Chesapeake. The book was inscribed on April 4th, 1980 and it is a 7th printing. It was signed on the Queen Elisabeth II cruise ship and the inscription reads " At the end of a great cruise. Signed with the pen of Stan Musial.". It is dated and the QEII is referenced at the top. The book itself is in very nice condition and shows very minimal shelf wear. There is a bookplate on the inside front board with the name of the previous owner commercially printed on it. This is the name that is at the top of the inscription. The dust jacket shows light wear, particularly at the extreme top left of the back panel . James Michener, before he died several years ago, maintained an active interest in American sports. His book Sports in America is testament to this. I suppose that he either went cruising with Baseball Great Stan Musial or met Mr. Musial on board and struck up a friendship. At any rate, this is a very unusual association inscription. Chesapeake is based on the history of the American east from the late sixteenth century to the present. Although the novel deals with many historical events and persons, the author is mainly concerned with the people and other creatures that have lived around the Great Chesapeake bay and have been sustained by it. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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321 Michener, James Texas
New York Random House 1985 First Edition Cloth Near Fine Very Good+ 4to Signed by Author
Nice copy of another epic novel from James A. Michener. This book is signed on a plain bookplate that also had Mr. Michener's unique stamp on it. The plate is attached to the half-title and above it , written very neatly in pen, is a gift inscription written by a previous owner. A great copy if you don't mind the gift inscription. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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322 Michener, James A. Recessional - Limited Edition
New York Random House 1994 First Edition Limited Slip-Case - Hard Cover Fine No Jacket 8vo Signed by Author
This is a beautiful copy of the Limited Edition of Recessional. The book is in Fine condition as is its color coordinated Slipcase. There are no flaws to report. This First edition was limited to 500 copies of which this is #293. What is unusual in this copy is the presence of the "JAM" stamp on the limitation page. This is James Michener's personal stamp and in the East it is called a "Chop". I have not seen it on other copies of this title that I have stocked. It is signed by Mr. Michener on the Limitation page. Recessional tells the story of a group of people living and working in an upscale Florida retirement home. The young doctor, who has left his practice in Chicago because of a frivolous malpractice suit, takes on the job of running and turning the retirement home into a profitable enterprise. Mr. Michener's writing, as always, is wonderfully human and full of humor and poignancy. He tells the story of the residents and staff in a manner that will carry the reader right through the story. The book is a delightful read and portrays the best of the human spirit in an uplifting as well as a dramatic way. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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323 Michener, James A. Recessional - Limited Edition
New York Random House 1994 First Edition Limited Slip-Case - Hard Cover As New No Jacket 8vo Signed by Author
This is a beautiful copy of the Limited Edition of Recessional. The book is in Fine condition as is its color coordinated Slipcase. There are no flaws to report. The volume is still in its original shrinkwrap. This First edition was limited to 500 copies of which this is #44. It is Signed by Mr. Michener on the Limitation page. Recessional tells the story of a group of people living and working in an upscale Florida retirement home. The young doctor, who has left his practice in Chicago because of a frivolous malpractice suit, takes on the job of running and turning the retirement home into a profitable enterprise. Mr. Michener's writing, as always, is wonderfully human and full of humor and poignancy. He tells the story of the residents and staff in a manner that will carry the reader right through the story. The book is a delightful read and portrays the best of the human spirit in an uplifting as well as a dramatic way. Brand New in Shrinkwrap. 
Price: 195.00 USD
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324 Miller, Sue World Below, The
New York Knopf 2001 First Edition Proof Pictorial Wraps Fine No Jacket 8vo Signed by Author
This is a beautiful proof of a book that was published in October of 2001 and lauded by the New York Times book review. Sue Miller is the author of The Good Mother and While I was Gone. The publisher says that this is the story of a woman at a crossroads who discovers a secret in her grandmother's past that transforms her understanding of destiny and marriage and calls all of her own choices into question. The proof is in Fine condition and is signed by Sue Miller on the title page. Please see my other auctions and visit my Ebay Store for many fine proofs and first editions. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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325 Miller, Sue World Below, The
New York Knopf 2001 1st Edition Advance Pictorial Wraps Fine No Jacket 8vo 
This is a beautiful proof of a book that was published in October of 2001 and lauded by the New York Times book review. Sue Miller is the author of The Good Mother and While I was Gone. The publisher says that this is the story of a woman at a crossroads who discovers a secret in her grandmother's past that transforms her understanding of destiny and marriage and calls all of her own choices into question. The proof is in Fine condition. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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326 Millett, Kate Going to Iran
New York Coward-McCann 1981 First Edition Proof Wraps Near Fine No Jacket 8vo 
Kate Millett was one of the founders of the Women's Movement and one of the most important writers on the subject. This book is a pre- First Edition uncorrected proof in very near fine condition. There is some very slight fading to the spine but the book is perfectly square and has not been read. There were few copies of this Proof published. After the Shah's downfall, Iran saw a period of chaos and power struggle. The committee for artistic and intellectual Freedom sent out an urgent plea to feminists to come and see conditions in Iran. Kate Millet answered the call. I personally lived in Iran during the period just before her journeys. This book is a highly personal account of her experiences in a country where a person can get seventy-five lashes for taking a drink, where Millett and her lover were defamed and threatened with death, and where she made lasting friendships. The volume is a wonderful read and a great collector's book for those interested in other cultures and/or feminism. A very nice Uncorrected Proof. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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327 Milton, John Paradise Regained
London J.and R. Tonson 1760 Slip-Case - Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket 8vo 
This is a wonderful copy of John Milton's 'Paradise Regained'. The volume also includes 'Samson Agonistes' and 'Poems upon several Occasions'. The book is bound in the original full-calf and the boards are really nice. The book has been rebacked by a professional binder. The spine is in very high quality leather and it is lettered in bright 22k gold. It has raised bands and six compartments. There is an extensive life of Milton printed immediately after the table of contents. There is some light foxing to the blank preliminary pages as well as the title page which is dated 1760. Apart from a light spot or two on the first couple of pages of the biography, the text is clean of foxing. It is a beautiful text block with no soiling or writing. The book resides in a very fine custom made slipcase in tan leather to complement the binding of the book. It has a scalloped front opening to make the presentation even more beautiful. This is a fine copy of this very old book by this master of poetry. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 725.00 USD
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328 Milton, John Minor Poems
Boston D.C. Heath and Company 1902 Reprint Decorative Cloth Very Good No Jacket 12mo 
This is a nice little book of the minor poems of the Great John Milton. There is a very informative 44 page introduction. The binding of the book is decorated cloth and the front board shows some wear from age. There are scattered light pencil marks in the book that could be easily erased. The book was meant to be read and it has been read. However the binding is still tight and there is no foxing. There are illustrative plates in the book and at the rear there are notes, a glossary, and a full index. There is moderate wear to the spine. Really a very nice book for reading. The poems included are: Hymn on the Nativity, L'Allegro, IL Penseroso, Comus, Lycidas. and sonnets. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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329 Montgomery, L. M. Great Illustrated Classics: Anne of Green Gables
New York Baronet Books 1995 Hard Cover As New No Jacket 8vo 
The Great Illustrated Classics series is a wonderful way to introduce young people to the classics. When young people are exposed to these classic titles they are very likely to seek out the original titles when they are older. So give the gift of a lifetime of reading. For young people aged about 7-12 they are really nice hardcover books that have many, many great hand drawn illustrations. About one full page picture every other page. Inexpensive and beautiful, all of these books are brand new and have never been read. 
Price: 8.95 USD
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330 Moody, Rick Ice Storm, The
Norwalk CT Easton Press 1st Thus Full-Leather As New No Jacket as Issued 8vo Signed by Author
This book is brand new and has never been read. It is signed by the author in the book as well as on the certificate of authenticity. The Ice Storm is a provocative novel of suburban family life. In 1973, a fierce winter storm bears down on New Canaan, Connecticut, home to the Hood and Williams families. These two-parent, two- child households unravel as the weekend storm rages. A neighborhood "key-swapping" party brings the story to a chaotic end with a physical tragedy and emotional damage to both families. The Ice Storm is a modern classic and this is a very fine book. This beautiful book is bound in full-tooled deep gray leather with satin moiré endpapers, satin ribbon bookmark and 22kt gold on the spine. Beautiful gilt designs ornament the front as well as the back boards. The paper was made especially for this edition. The leather was cut entirely by hand. It includes a certificate of authenticity and a 4x6 card laid in with biographical information as well as a few words about the book itself. Published by Easton Press it is a volume of heirloom quality and will be treasured for generations to come. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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331 Moody, Rick Demonology
New York Little Brown Company 2000 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New 8vo Signed by Author
The New York Times says that Rick Moody's novels such as 'The Ice Storm' have earned him a reputation as a 'Breathtaking' writer. He is a writer of tremendous gifts. His remarkable short stories have led both 'The New Yorker' and 'Harpers' to single him out as one of the most original and admired voices in a generation. These stories are abundant proof of Moody's grace as a stylist and a shaper of interior lives. The astounding title story had already been reprinted in four different anthologies before book publication and is a Masterpiece. This book is brand new and it is signed directly on the title page by Rick Moody. The book is in Very Fine condition and has never been read. The dustjacket is also pristine and it is not price-clipped. Truly a wonderful read. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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332 Moore, Sir Thomas Poetical Works of Thomas Moore, The
New York John W. Lovell 1st Thus Decorative Cloth Very Good+ No Jacket 8vo 
This is one of the volumes that was published in the late Victorian period and had no date attached to it. Given the nature of the ornate binding and its decorative flourishes I would estimate that the publication of this beautiful book occurred in the period from about 1880 - 1900. The volume is in Near Fine condition. All of the edges are gilt and the spine and front board sport gilt highlights. The amazing design on the binding is clear and crisp with no evidence of rubbing. The textblock is absolutely clean with no writing or foxing to detract from its beauty. There are fine illustrations throughout the book and my bookbinder has created a beautiful custom slipcase for the book in colors that complement the colors of the binding. A wonderful Victorian book. Thomas Moore (1779-1852) was an Irish poet born in Dublin. He was exceedingly popular in his own day and his poetry possesses an element of inspired originality in its musical flow and in the beauty of its language. He was extremely successful with satire and epigram. This is a really attractive book for the connoisseur of nineteenth century poetry or late Victorian bindings. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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333 Morley, Christopher Old Mandarin, The
New York Harcourt Brace and Co. 1947 First Edition Cloth Very Good+ No Jacket 8vo 
Christopher Morley is the author who brought us two books that are quite important and popular in the book world. They are, 'The Haunted Bookshop' and 'Parnassus on Wheels'. 'The Old Mandarin' is a wonderful collection of verses translated from the Chinese with illustrations from Carl Rose. Although the scan did not turn out well on this book, I can assure you that the book is in excellent condition. It does not have a dustjacket but the book shows only very minimal shelf-wear. It is a very nice litle first edition of a work that is seldom run across. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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334 Morley, Christopher Haunted Bookshop, The
New York J. B. Lippincott Company 1955 Reprint Cloth Near Fine Very Good 8vo 
This book along with its companion piece, 'Parnassus on Wheels', Has become a classic for book collectors and book lovers. This is the 'New Illustrated edition'. Our man, Roger Mifflin has settled down from his travels in 'Parnassus' and now runs a second-hand bookshop in Brooklyn. This story is something of a 'book mystery'. Roger's delight in books and authors is infectious. Not A Book club edition but well made and in at least Very Good condition. Price-clipped but otherwise in excellent condition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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335 Morley, Christopher Parnassus On Wheels
New York J. B. Lippincott Company 1955 Book Club Cloth Very Good Very Good 8vo 
This book along with its companion piece 'The Haunted Bookshop' Has become a classic for book collectors and book lovers. This book is the story of a marvelous man, small in stature, wiry as a cat, and Olympic in personality. With his traveling book wagon named Parnassus, he moves through the New England countryside of 1915 on an itinerant missions of enlightenment. His delight in books and authors is infectious. Book club edition but well made and in at least Very Good condition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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336 Morris, Jan Hong Kong
Franklin Center PA Franklin Library 1988 First Edition Full-Leather As New No Jacket as Issued 8vo Signed by Author
Considered by many to be the world's best travel writer, Jan Morris has been visiting Hong Kong since the 1950's. This volume was published in 1988 before the british handed over the city to China. In her book Jan Morris gives a portrait of a burgeoning and incredibly vibrant city and she creates a lasting monument to it. Morris captures mood and feeling rather than just facts and she has the ability to transport the reader to her exotic destinations. This copy is in As New condition and was only opened to verify the signature. This true First Edition was published by the Franklin Library in 1988. It is bound in full red leather with raised hubs on the spine and gilt decoration on the spine and boards. The endpapers are marbled and the book has a bound-in satin bookmark and a perfect Jan Morris signature on the first blank page following the ffep. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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337 Mortimer, John Summer's Lease
Franklin Center PA Franklin Library 1988 First Edition Full-Leather Near Fine No Jacket 8vo Signed by Author
This is the true First edition of John Mortimer's Summer's Lease. It is in Fine condition but for a couple of really tiny scratches to the gilt on the bottom edge. It is signed by Mr. Mortimer and it makes a wonderful presentation. John Mortimer is an English author who in this case sets his story in Tuscany, Italy, a very anglicized area of the country. Mortimer says that it is a world that beckons the visitor into a realm of mystery and good and evil that is far beyond the mundane concerns of contemporary England. This true First Edition was published by the Franklin Library in 1988. It is bound in full blue-green leather with raised hubs on the spine and gilt decoration on the spine and boards. It has a bound-in satin bookmark and marbled endpapers. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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338 Moses, Will Rip Van Winkle
New York Philomel Books 1999 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine Signed by Author
This is a beautiful book that is quarto in size and it was written and illustrated by Will Moses who is the Great Grandson of world famous folk artist, Grandma Moses. This book is signed directly on the half-title page by Will Moses. The book is brand new and has never been read. All of the illustrations are in color and the folk art here is breathtaking. Rip Van Winkle was that curious fellow who, with his dog Wolf, ran away from a hard day's work to the Catskill Mountains in New York. There he discovered a forgotten valley and a band of revelers who gave him a drink that was so powerful he slept for twenty years. His tale still haunts the Hudson River Valley. This is the retelling and re-creation of this classic story. The illustrations of Will Moses bring this American hero to life. A Fine book and a wonderful story.Fine copy in Fine dustjacket. Illustrated by Will Moses, the great grandson of Folk artist Grandma Moses. A wonderful tale and presentation for young people of all ages. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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339 Mosley, Walter Red Death, A
New York W.W. Norton & Company Inc. 1991 First Edition Cloth Near Fine Near Fine 8vo Signed by Author
From the author of Devil in a Blue Dress, here is the second book in the Easy Rawlins series. This novel puts Easy Rawlins into the political, legal, and moral tar pits of Los Angeles in the early fifties, when Redbaiting and blacklisting were official policies and racial tensions boiled. This volume is in Near Fine condition and the dustjacket is price-clipped. Mr. Mosley has signed the book directly on the title page. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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340 Mosley, Walter Little Yellow Dog, A
New York W.W. Norton & Company Inc. 1996 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 8vo Signed by Author
Here is another wonderful novel from the most acclaimed mystery writer of the 1990's. Walter Mosley's work has been recognized as a welcome and permanent addition to American Crime writing. A Little Yellow Dog, published in 1996 was an instant classic of suspense. Mosley's writing style and shrewd social observation have made his books international bestsellers. This book is in Fine condition and it has never been read. It is signed by the author directly on the title page. It is not price-clipped and it makes a fine presentation. The setting of the novel is 1963. "Easy Rawlins" has given up the street life that has brought him so much trouble and grief. He is now a supervising custodian of a junior high school in Watts. Easy comes in early one morning and finds one of the teachers already in her classroom. She has a dog with her and a story about a husband that has gone mad. Before the day is over the teacher is gone and "Easy" has her dog and the handsomest corpse he has ever seen is found in the school Garden. That night a second corpse shows up! We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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341 Mosley, Walter Gone Fishin'
New York Black Classic Press 1997 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 8vo Signed by Author
This is a Fine copy of this 1997 novel by Walter Mosley, Author of White Butterfly and Devil in a Blue Dress. This book tells a tale that takes readers on a tangled and eventful trip to the very beginnings of the "Easy Rawlins" mysteries. The volume is in Fine condition and it has never been read. It is signed directly on the title page by Walter Mosley. It is not price-clipped and it shows no flaws. There is magic and genius in the in the novels of Walter Mosley and this story is no exception. The setting of the novel is 1939 Houston. "Easy" and "Mouse" are young men getting started in life. "Easy" has not yet developed his skill of unraveling the secrets of others, and "Mouse" has yet to kill his first man. All is about to change. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
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342 Mosley, Walter White Butterfly
New York W.W. Norton & Company Inc. 1992 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 8vo Signed by Author
Here is a beautiful copy of Walter Mosley's most scarce novel. The book is in Fine condition as is its colorful pictorial dust jacket. Mr. Mosley has signed it directly on the title page. It was published in 1992 by Norton. In 1956 Los Angeles, when a serial killer murders three black bar girls, leaving a distinctive mark each time, no one pays any particular attention. But when a white stripper, known as The White Butterfly, is also murdered, and she turns out to be a UCLA coed and the daughter of a politically powerful prosecutor, all hell breaks loose. The heat is on to catch the killer. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 149.00 USD
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343 Nance, John J Pandora's Clock
New York Doubleday 1995 First Edition Cloth Very Good+ Fine 8vo Signed by Author
John J. Nance has written a novel that is full of suspense and terror. Pandora's Clock is the story of an airplane piloted by Captain James Holland. The plane is flying from Frankfurt to New York and it is packed with people wanting to get home for Christmas. A passenger collapses and the Captain requests an emergency landing at Heathrow Airport. To his surprise, the air traffic controllers will not let him land in England. They tell the Captain that his passenger has contracted a dangerous new form of flu. He heads back to Germany where he is also refused landing and the other European countries refuse him as well. His sick passenger is carrying a deadly virus that was accidentally released from a Bavarian laboratory. This book is in excellent condition as is its dustjacket. The book has a very slight lean to it but beyond that it is in fine condition. The dustjacket is not price-clipped and all of the corners of the book are square. The author has signed this book directly on the half-title page. John J. Nance is aviation consultant for ABC television and airline correspondent for "Good Morning America". He is a licensed aerospace attorney and a full time airline captain for a major US carrier. This book will please any reader that enjoys a very realistic scary story. 
Price: 39.00 USD
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344 Newton, A. Edward Doctor Johnson: A Play
New York Atlantic monthly press 1923 First Edition Cloth Very Good No Jacket 
This is a fascinating first edition work by a Very famous book collector. A. Edward Newton wrote many books on book collecting. Among them are "The Amenities of Book Collecting", "Kindred Affections", "A Magnificent Farce and Other Diversions of a Book-Collector". His books are still used today as reference for book collectors and dealers as well as a pleasureable and informative reading experience. This play is a very imaginative one That features a host of characters that actually existed in Samuel Johnson's circle. Samuel Johnson is best known as an English Lexicographer, essayist, poet and moralist. He was the major literary figure in the second half of the 18th century. His monumental Dictionary of the English Language secured his reputation as a scholar. James Boswell's epic biography of Johnson is a true classic of English literature. Boswell is a character in this play. This volume is in Very good condition with some very light fading to the top of the boards. The Frontispiece is a tissue guarded portrait of Dr. Johnson by Sir Joshua Reynolds. There is a small chip to the extreme bottom of the title page. Also, a small bookplate attached to front pastedown. Right after the title page there is a beautiful reproduction of the Playbill for the first performance of the play. It is in bright red as well as black ink. Also, there are plates within that depict some of the characters and contemporaries in Samuel Johnson's life. There are pages that are uncut within this volume and that may indicate that it has not actually been read before. It is a beautiful and scarce volume of 120 pages written by one We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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345 Nolan, Christopher Banyon Tree, The
New York Arcade 1999 First Edition Proof Trade Paperback Fine No Jacket 8vo 
Fine Proof copy published before the First edition. Proofs are printed before the First edition in very limited quantities and are always more rare than the First edition. Tight and unread. Small crease to the top of the front panel. Else Fine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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346 Norfolk, Lawrence In the Shape of a Boar
New York Grove Press 2000 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo 
This volume is a First edition and First printing from the legendary Grove Press. The book is in very fine condition with the least bit of shelf-wear to the extreme top of the spine panel of the dustjacket. The dustjacket is not price-clipped. All corners are square and the book does not appear to have ever been read. The textblock is pristine and there is a guide to abbreviations of about ten pages in the rear of the book. The book is 322 pages long. Lawrence Norfolk's award-winning novels 'Lempriere's Dictionary' and 'The Pope's Rhinoceros' have won acclaim around the world for their dynamic, intellectual sweep and literary achievement. The story begins in the ancient Greece of myth, where the king has assembled the sixty greatest hunters and one huntress named Atalanta. The goal is to rid his realm of the supernatural boar sent by the vengeful goddess Artemis to lay waste to his lands. But a darker tale unfolds, of treachery and destructive love. It is a tale that will reverberate through those same hills across the millennia during the final chaotic months of the second World War. This is a mesmerizing epic of love and betrayal, ancient myths and modern horrors that spans the ages. A beautiful Grove Press First edition and a wonderful novel to enjoy. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 49.00 USD
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347 Norton Andre, Hogarth, Grace Allen Sneeze on Sunday
New York Tom Doherty Associates Book 1992 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 8vo 
Andre Norton is one of our most prolific Science Fiction authors. She has written dozens of bestselling works of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Grace Allen Hogarth was a major mystery editor at Houghton Mifflin Company for many years. This book represents a wonderful collaboration between these two fine writers. This novel is a First edition and a First printing. It is in Fine condition and the dustjacket is not price-clipped. There is a very small white dot on the back board that does not detract. The old poem goes 'Sneeze on Sunday and safety seek, the devil will have you the rest of the week'. Fredericka Wing arrived in a sleepy New England town on a Sunday and hoped that the rhyme would not prove true. She expected a quiet location where she could write while managing a bookstore. She finds a town exploding in violence. No sooner had she sneezed when she discovered the first corpse. This is a terrific and tense story. 
Price: 39.00 USD
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348 O'Connell, Carol Crime School
New York Putnam 2002 First Edition Cloth As New As New 8vo Signed by Author
Here is a Very Fine, unread copy of Carol O'Connell's Seventh novel. It is signed by the author directly on the title page. Crime School begins with the discovery of a woman found hanging in a burning apartment, tufts of her own blond hair stuck in her mouth and red candles scattered all around. Our Detective Mallory knows immediately that the fire was set so that the woman would be discovered and that the crime is identical to another one twenty years ago. Also, Mallory knows this woman. She is a prostitute named Sparrow who had taken Mallory in many years ago, and then betrayed her. This is a wonderful novel of mystery and suspense. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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349 O'Connell, Jack Word Made Flesh
New York HarperFlamingo 1999 First Edition Proof Wraps Fine No Jacket 8vo 
Jack O'Connell is the acclaimed, award winning author of 'Box Nine', 'Wireless", and 'The Skin Palace'. This is the pre-First edition uncorrected proof of this amazing novel. The proof is in Fine condition and only shows a tiny bit of shelf-wear. The novel is a magnificent mix of crime fiction, philosophy, and futuristic satire. James Ellroy called this book 'A Tour de Force'. The book is beautifully written and it is rich in atmosphere, language, and imagination. A Great read! 
Price: 20.00 USD
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350 O'Connell, Jack Skin Palace, The
New York Mysterious Press 1996 1st Edition Advance Wraps Near Fine No Jacket 8vo 
Here is the Advance Reading Copy of another great novel of suspense from Jack O'Connell. This one centers around the most luxurious pornographic theater in America. It is a story of organized crime among many other things and is a thrilling read. This ARC is in very near fine condition with no creases to the spine and a perfectly clean text block. On the bottom edge, close to the spine, there is a light stain that may have come from the publisher's glue. It really does not detract. A really nice advance reading copy. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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351 O'Conner, Robert Buffalo Soldiers
New York Knopf 1993 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo 
This is a beautiful copy of a scarce book. Filled with dark humor, it tells the story of an American Battalion stationed in Germany during peacetime. Vietnam is in the past. Base life is marked by indolence and fear, and 'slacking' is the most highly prized art form. This is 'the Fighting 57th', where the only gestures toward the notion of war are infrequent target practice, forced marches, and mock battles via laser tag. It is a fast, powerful, and funny novel reminiscent of Heller's Catch-22. This copy is in Fine condition and is in a beautiful Fine dust jacket. The book was published in 1993. We are always happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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352 O'Nan, Stewart Names of the Dead, The
New York Doubleday & Company 1996 First Edition Proof Original Wraps Near Fine No Jacket 8vo 
This is a wonderful novel in pre-first edition uncorrected proof format: The format of a large trade paperback. It is from Stewart O'Nan who also authored Snow Angels. The proof is in near fine condition with a virtually invisible very small crease to the top right of the front wrap. There are no creases on the spine. Larry Markham awakes to discover that his wife has left with his young son and this is not the first time. It is a deep blow to a life that is already in fragments: A dead-end job delivering snack cakes, a strained relationship with his aging father who is a veteran of World War II, and weekly visits to the hospital where Larry leads a support group for disabled Vietnam Veterans. A disturbed member of the support group-a trained CIA assassin is stalking Larry and his family. His methods send an unmistakable message: The game will end in death. A great read and a great collector's item in Galley form. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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353 Oates, Joyce Carol Them
Norwalk, CT Easton Press 1st Thus Full-Leather As New No Jacket 8vo Signed by Author
While teaching English at the University of Detroit in the late 1960's, Joyce Carol Oates became acquainted with a student who shared stories of her troubled family life. These tales of a family coping with poverty, alcoholism, and rage were told to Oates in almost confessional form and became the foundation for a stunning novel called Them. Here is one of Joyce Carol Oates most moving novels. She describes this novel as a "history in fictional form". This As New book is in perfect condition and has only been removed from its shrinkwrap to verify the signature.This beautiful book is bound in full-tooled leather with satin moiré endpapers, satin ribbon bookmark and 22kt gold highlights on the spine. The paper was made especially for this edition. The leather was cut entirely by hand. It includes a certificate of authenticity and a 4x6 card laid in with biographical information as well as a few words about the book itself. Published by Easton Press in 2002 it is a volume of heirloom quality and will be treasured for generations to come. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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354 Oates, Joyce Carol Middle Age
Franklin Center PA Fourth Estate Fiction 1986 First Edition Proof Full-Leather Fine No Jacket 8vo 
Great fiction from one of our most prolific and sophisticated novelists. Fine Proof copy published before the First edition. Proofs are printed before the First edition in very limited quantities and are always more rare than the First edition. Tight and unread. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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355 Oates, Joyce Carol Them
Franklin Center PA Franklin Library 1979 1st Thus Full-Leather Near Fine No Jacket 8vo Signed by Author
Here is one of Joyce Carol Oates most moving novels. It is based on the life experiences of a woman that Oates met when she was teaching English at the University of Detroit. She describes this novel as a "history in fictional form". This is the only novel by Joyce Carol Oates that is prefaced by an author's note which shares some of the background of the novel and gives some details as to the novel's construction. This is one of the Franklin Deluxe editions with the tissue guard protecting the author's signature. The book is in Fine condition but for some very light spotting to the gilt on the top-edge. Published in 1979 this beautiful book is bound in full leather with ornate gilt ornamentation to both boards as well as the spine. The spine has raised hubs in the tradition of classic bookbinding and there is a fine satin bookmark sewn-in to the book. This edition, published by the Franklin Library is gilt on all edges. It contains a special introduction from Joyce Carol Oates that appears in no other edition of this title. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 89.00 USD
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356 Oates, Joyce Carol You Must Remember This
Franklin Center PA Franklin Library 1987 First Edition Full-Leather Fine No Jacket 8vo Signed by Author
This beautifully bound leather volume is in Very Fine condition. It is a True First Edition from this author. All corners are square and the volume is absolutely clean, tight and crisp. It was published by the Franklin library in 1987. It is bound in Full leather with raised hubs on the spine and ornate gilt decoration on the spine and boards. All edges are gilt and the book has a bound-in satin bookmark and a fine Joyce Carol Oates Signature. It also contains a special introduction to the First Edition written by Ms. Oates that is found in no other edition of this title. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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357 Oates, Joyce Carol Marya, a Life
Franklin Center PA Franklin Library 1986 First Edition Full-Leather Fine No Jacket 8vo Signed by Author
This is another beautiful Leather volume from the Franklin Library. Published in 1986, Marya, A Life met with critical acclaim as one of Ms. Oates finest works. This copy is in Fine condition but for some very minor dusting of the bottom edge gilt. It is fairly difficult to see. The book is bound in full leather with raised hubs on the spine and a gilt graphic on the boards. It is very tight and crisp. It has a bound-in satin bookmark and a perfect Joyce Carol Oates signature. It also contains a special introduction to the First Edition written by Ms. Oates, which appears in no other edition of this book. Joyce Carol Oates has said that this book will very likely remain the most "personal" of her novels. Though it is not, in the strictest sense, autobiographical. She says that Marya was a very difficult book to write because it is both personal and fictional. This is a wonderful novel and certainly one of this author's best. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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358 Opperman, Crisjen Guimenhi: Remembrance
Kearney, NE Morris 2009 First Edition Trade Paperback As New No Jacket 8vo 
This is a novel of Science Fiction and Fantasy. It is written by one of our new and upcoming authors , Crisjen Opperman. She is an author from Texas and as far as I know this is her first novel The format of the book is Trade Paperback and the volume is in as new condition. This is the First edition and the First printing. Moriah Simone is taken from the world she knows to a different planetary system known as 'The Triad'. The book is full of adventure and wonder. There is also a Glossary in the rear of the book. This is a relatively difficult novel to find because of its small first printing. There is a sequel to this book called 'Hoalina' that I also have in stock. Try something new! We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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359 Opperman, Crisjen Hoalina
Kearney, NE Morris 2009 First Edition Trade Paperback As New No Jacket 8vo 
This is a novel of Science Fiction and Fantasy. It is written by one of our new and upcoming authors 'Crisjen Opperman'. "Hoalina' is the sequel to 'Guimenhi' She is an author from Texas and as far as I know this is her second novel. "Hoalina' is the sequel to 'Guimenhi' which is also available from our shop. The format of the book is Trade Paperback and the volume is in as new condition. This is the First edition and the First printing of Hoalina. In 'Guimenhi" Moriah Simone is taken from the world she knows to a different planetary system known as 'The Triad'. In this wonderful sequel her adventure continues. Unknowingly, she is taken to the planet 'Opala' where she is forced to complete the traditional Hoalina and choose between the escape or the survival of the Trio. The book is full of adventure and wonder. There is also a glossary in the back of the book. This is a relatively difficult novel to find because of its small first printing. I also have the first book, 'Guimenhi' in stock. Try something new! We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 39.00 USD
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360 Pasha, Katoumbah Memoirs of a Russian Princess
New York Grove Press 1967 First Edition Cloth Near Fine Fine 8vo 
One of the Grove Press series of erotic novels. This opne is quite well known and ostensibly was edited from a "secret" diary of a Russian Princess. There is a small Bookplate on front pastedown that is just about covered by the front flap of the dustjacket. The dustjacket is not price-clipped and the bok is in wonderful condition. We are pleased to send pictures on request.. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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361 Passel, Charles An Antarctic Diary
Abilene Tx Four-O Publishing 1992 1st Thus Quarter-Leather As New No Jacket 8vo Signed by Author
This is a magnificent and extremely rare volume. Geologist Charles F. Passel served on the famous 1939-1941 Antarctic expedition under the command of Admiral Byrd. These are his diaries from that expedition and this offering was published in 1992. Previous editions of the diary had been edited and expurgated. In this edition Mr. Passel insisted on the diary being published exactly as it was written, with misspellings and other anomalies intact. The author said that he wanted these pages exactly as he wrote them with his frozen fingers in the Antarctic. No editing was to be done. This copy is one of only forty copies published that were signed by the author. It is presented in the publisher's beautiful clamshell presentation box and the book is quarter-bound in pigskin over marbled boards. This volume is flawless. The binding and the case remind one of the chilly Antarctic landscape and in fact the binder actually read the book to draw inspiration for her design. The reading is wonderful.I was at a Bookshow some time ago and was lucky enough to speak with the publisher regarding the book. I bought all of his available copies as I had sold the two copies that I had previously owned. This is the last copy. For those of you who are fascinated with Antarctic exploration, it doesn't get much better than this and there are truly very few copies available. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 625.00 USD
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362 Patterson, James London Bridges
New York Little Brown Company 2004 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo Signed by Author
This book is new and has never been read. All corners are square and the book is clean and bright in all respects. The dustjacket is also in fine condition and it is not price-clipped. The book is signed by Mr. Patterson directly on the title page. Alex Cross is back for his tenth explosive adventure. In broad daylight a platoon of soldiers evacuates the population of a Nevada town. Minutes later, a huge bomb explodes a hundred feet above the ground destroying the town in an instant. James Patterson has written ten bestselling books and this is one of his best. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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363 Patterson, James Lake House, The
New York Little Brown Company 2003 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo Signed by Author
This fascinating novel was a #1 bestseller and for good reason. The book is new and unread. All corners are square. The dustjacket is also Fine and it is not price-clipped. James Patterson has signed this book directly on the title page. This is a wonderful novel of suspense. It is about six children trying to lead normal lives. They live in different homes, with different families, but there is something powerful that connects them. Something that puts them in terrible danger. The Lake House is considered to be safe and when the Evil resurfaces they flee to the Lake House and reconnect with a couple that has saved them once before. But even that haven may no longer be safe. This is a real thriller of a book as only James Patterson can write. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
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364 Patterson, James Cat and Mouse
New York Little Brown Company 2003 First Edition Cloth As New As New 8vo Signed by Author
This is another great Alex Cross story from the Best-selling author of Along Came a Spider and Kiss the Girls. The book is in Very Fine condition and has never been read. Patterson had signed this copy directly on the title page. The dustjacket is also fine and it is not price-clipped. In this novel two killers, one operating in America and one in Europe believe that Cross is the only worthy opponent in the deadly game that each has planned. Alex must also contend with something that he hasn't known since the death of his wife. He is falling deeply in love and this romance will make him, and her, all the more vulnerable. Another great James Patterson novel of Mystery and Suspense! We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 79.00 USD
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365 Patterson, James Cradle and All
New York Little Brown Company 2000 First Edition Cloth As New As New 8vo Signed by Author
James Patterson is an undisputed master of suspense and in Cradle And All he has written another very compelling novel. This beautiful copy is the First Edition and First printing and it is signed directly on the title page by James Patterson. The book is in Very Fine condition. From the author of "Kiss the Girls" and "Along Came A Spider" comes a new and strange tale of suspense. A young woman in Boston finds herself pregnant, although she's a virgin. In Ireland another woman finds herself in the same impossible condition. In cities all around the world, madical authorities find themselves overwhelmed by epidemics, droughts, floods, and famines. A former nun turned private investigator is hired by the Archdiocese of Boston to investigate the "Immaculate Conceptions". A Fascinating read! We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 49.00 USD
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366 Patterson, James When the Wind Blows
New York Little Brown Company 1998 1st Edition Advance Wraps Very Good+ No Jacket as Issued 8vo Signed by Author
From the author of 'Along Came a Spider' and 'Kiss the Girl's comes another spellbinding novel of suspense. This First Proof is in at least Very Good+ condition. Proofs are published in very small quantities and as such are more rare than First Editions. There is a slightly bumped corner to the upper right of the front wrap, no soiling to the edges, and the very slightest of toning to the text block. The book is clean and tightly bound. James Patterson has signed this Proof directly on the title page. Frannie O'Neill is a veterinarian living in Colorado. She is plagued by the mysterious murder of her husband and buries herself in her work. Soon another bizarre murder occurs and in steps Kit Harrison, a troubled and unconventional FBI agent. Late one night, Frannie stumbles upon a strange and astonishing phenomenon that will change her life forever. Her name is Max. Eleven-year-old Max leads Frannie and Kit to uncover the most diabolical and inhuman plots of modern science. This is an unusual and very original story and it's a real page-turner. This Fine first edition signed by James Patterson will please any lover of modern fiction. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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367 Patterson, James Four Blind Mice
New York Little Brown Company 2002 First Edition Cloth As New As New 8vo Signed by Author
A brand new book in As New condition. This first edition was signed by James Patterson directly on the title page. Patterson's great character Alex Cross is back in a harrowing adventure that risks the life of his closest friend and partner, John Sampson. A great thriller! 
Price: 59.00 USD
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368 Patterson, James Violets are Blue
New York Little Brown Company 2001 First Edition Cloth As New As New 8vo Signed by Author
This wonderful novel by James Patterson was an item on the New York Times Bestseller List for quite awhile. It is in Fine condition and is signed directly on the title page by Mr. Patterson. Alex Cross has never believed in vampires. But when two joggers are found slain in a manner that suggests a macabre ritual, he has to reconsider. The problem is a series of bizarre murders that appear to be the work of a vampire. The local police are horrified and the FBI is baffled. This beautiful First Edition book is in Fine, As New condition as is its dust jacket. James Patterson is a very important modern writer and his works never fail to entertain and amaze! He is consistently present on the New York Times bestseller list. This is one of his best. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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369 Patterson, James Big Bad Wolf, The
New York Little Brown Company 2003 First Edition Cloth As New As New 8vo Signed by Author
In this novel James Patterson's character Alex Cross battles the most ruthless and powerful killer that he has ever encountered, a predator known only as 'The Wolf". This volume is brand new and is in As New condition. It is signed by James Patterson directly on the title page. A great adventure! 
Price: 65.00 USD
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370 Patterson, Richard North Final Judgement, The
New York Knopf 1995 First Edition Cloth Near Fine Near Fine 8vo Signed by Author
An extremely well-written courtroom novel from this bestselling author. Near fine condition with a touch of shelfwear. Signed by the author on the title page. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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371 Patterson, Richard North Degree of Guilt
New York Knopf 1993 First Edition Proof Trade Paperback Near Fine No Jacket 8vo 
Degree of Guilt is a sexy courtroom thriller that wqas a huge bestseller. Richard Patterson North is a prolific modern author of terrific suspense books. This is a near-fine proof with the original publishers sticker attached to the front panel. Proofs are printed before the first edition in very small quantities and are therefore more scarce than the first edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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372 Pearl, Matthew Poe Shadow, The
New York Random House 2006 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New 8vo 
From the author of 'The Dante Club" comes this wonderful story of Edgar Allen Poe. This book is brand new and has no flaws to report. It is the First edition and First printing of this novel. It is signed by the author directly on the title page. In Baltimore in 1849, the body of Edgar Allan Poe was buried in an unmarked grave. The public, the press, and even Poe's family and friends had come to the conclusion that Poe was a second-rate writer who met a disgraceful end as a drunkard. Everyone seems to believe this except a young lawyer names Quentin Clark. Quentin is an ardent admirer of Poe's who puts his own career and reputation at risk in a crusade to salvage Poe's reputation. This is a fascinating book. A few years ago I spent months researching Poe's death as there are so many different stories. Drugs? Alchohol? What happened to Poe is not an easy answer to find but it is out there for those who are interested. I had to read many books to find an answer. This novel investigates that same question as well as the question of Poe's literary reputation. A real gem for those who love books. 
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373 Pears, Ian Dream of Scipio, The
New York Riverhead Books 2002 First Edition Cloth As New As New 8vo Signed by Author
Mystery taking place in the final days of the Roman Empire, in the years of the Black Death and in the darkest hours of World War II. Three stories linked by a classical text "The Dream of Scipio". a work of Neoplatonism that poses philosophical questions that are as pertinent in the fifth, fourteenth, amd mid-twentieth centuries as they are today. Volume is as new and signed by the author. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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374 Pearson, Ridley Parallel Lies
New York Hyperion 2001 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 8vo Signed by Author
From the author of The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer on which the miniseries Rose Red was based this book was published in 2001.It is is in Very Fine condition and it has never been read. The dustjacket is also Very Fine. Every six or eight weeks there is another train derailment. Images cover the front pages and the rail company provides the reasons behind the accident. But they are hiding the truth. Umberto Alvarez, a suspected terrorist, blames the railroad for the crossing guard collision that killed his wife and children. He believes that he and his family are the victims of a huge cover-up. Packed with action and suspense and laced with romance, this novel is marked by the intelligence and humanity that make Ridley Pearson's books stand apart. Booklist Magazine has called him "The best damn thriller writer on the planet". We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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375 Pearson, Ridley First Victim, The
New York Hyperion 1999 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 8vo Signed by Author
"Booklist" magazine has called Ridley Pearson "The best thriller writer alive". He is the bestselling author of The Pied Piper and Beyond Recognition among other great novels. This book is in Very Fine condition with all corner's square and it has never been read. The volume is not price clipped and it is signed by Ridley Pearson directly on the title page. First published in 1999, Pearson here brings back the character of "Lou Boldt". But in this novel "Lou" is entering dark new territory. The New York Times has said of Ridley Pearson that his "grasp of investigative knowledge is truly impressive". Publisher's Weekly has noted his "rare humanism and attention to procedural detail". No question, Ridley Pearson is a premier writer of Thrillers and mysteries. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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376 Pearson, Ridley Parallel Lies
New York Hyperion 2001 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 8vo Signed by Author
From the author of The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer on which the miniseries Rose Red was based this book was published in 2001.It is is in Very Fine condition and it has never been read. The dustjacket is also Very Fine. Every six or eight weeks there is another train derailment. Images cover the front pages and the rail company provides the reasons behind the accident. But they are hiding the truth. Umberto Alvarez, a suspected terrorist, blames the railroad for the crossing guard collision that killed his wife and children. He believes that he and his family are the victims of a huge cover-up. Packed with action and suspense and laced with romance, this novel is marked by the intelligence and humanity that make Ridley Pearson's books stand apart. Booklist Magazine has called him "The best damn thriller writer on the planet". We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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377 Perison, Eben Paul Breach of Confidence
New York Penguin Putnam Inc. 2002 First Edition Proof Pictorial Wraps Very Good+ No Jacket 
This is the uncorrected proof copy that was published May 7 2002. There were very few copies of this book printed. The book is bound in wraps and comes with a letter from the publisher (Penguin Putnam) laid in. The book is in at least Very Good+ condition with all corners square and a tight clean textblock. Corporate associate attorney Michael Elliot was summoned to a large law office in New York City to oversee the cases left behind by a junior partner who commited suicide by throwing himself off the Brooklyn Bridge, The death is somehow connected to a deal with the elusive Trinity Corporation but the only paperwork that Michael can find relating to the company implicates Him in a conspiracy involving offshore company embezzlement and insider trading. A great mystery and suspense novel set in the corporate world. A wonderful story. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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378 Pessl, Marisha Special Topics in Calamity Physics
New York Viking Press 2006 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New 8vo Signed by Author
Here is a new and significant book. It is a very difficult novel to summarize but I shall do my best. Firstly, the book is brand new and there are no defects whatsoever to mention. The dustjacket is not price clipped. The author has signed and dated the book directly on the title page. Special Topics in Calamity Physics is a fascinating debut novel from Marisha Pessl. The narrator of the book is as much a unique character as Holden Caulfield in The Catcher in the Rye. The plot, which is quite complex, centers on a class in Great Literature and each chapter of the book has a title indicating a particular work and author and contains drawings done by the author herself. It is a compelling and intelligent story with similarities to a murder mystery.However, it is much more than that. Marisha Pessl is an exciting and profound new voice in Literary Fiction. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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379 Pohl, Frederik Day the Martians Came, The
Norwalk, Conn Easton Press 1988 First Edition Full-Leather Fine No Jacket 8vo 
This is a volume in Fine condition from the Easton Press. It is a First Edition and First Printing from the extraordinary Science Fiction author Frederik Pohl. The book is signed by the author. As far as the plot is concerned, I think that the title pretty much says it all. As always with Easton Press books, this beautiful book is bound in full-tooled tan leather with satin moiré endpapers, satin ribbon bookmark, and 22kt gold on the spine. Both the front and back boards are beautifully decorated in gilt. The paper was made especially for this edition. The leather was cut entirely by hand. A real treasure for lovers of Great Science Fiction. It is a volume of heirloom quality and will be treasured for generations to come. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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380 Potok, Chaim Gift of Asher Lev, The
New York Knopf 1990 First Edition Proof Trade Paperback Fine No Jacket 8vo 
From the author of 'The Chosen'. Fine Proof copy published before the First edition. Chaim Potok is one of the most respected authors of our time and this is a wonderful novel. Proofs are printed before the First edition in very limited quantities and are always more rare than the First edition. Tight and unread. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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381 Prejean, Helen Dead Man Walking
New York Vintage Books 1994 1st Thus Trade Paperback Very Good+ No Jacket 8vo Signed by Author
This first Vintage books Trade paperback edition was published in 1994. On the blank page directly opposite of the title page there is a 2" by 4" card that is very neatly attached and reads "To Camille - Helen Prejean". The book is in excellent condition and does not appear to have been handled very much. No tears, no writing except by the author and no banged corners. There are, however a couple of bent corners in the center of the text. They realy do not detract. In 1982 Sister Helen Prejean became the spiritual advisor to the convicted killer of two teenagers who was sentenced to die in the electric chair in Louisiana. A friendship and intimacy developed and this book is Prejeans story of her profoundly moving journey through our system of capital punishment. Made into a terrific movie with Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn the book is a great read. It's very dificult to find a copy of this book that is signed by the author. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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382 Prescott, William Hickling History of the Conquest of Peru 1524-1550 - LEC
Mexico City Mexico Limited editions club 1957 First Edition Limited/Numbered Slip-Case - Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket 4to . Signed by Illustrator
The 1957 First Thus publication of this William Prescott historical exploration classic. Only Fifteen hundred copies were printed of which this is copy number 21. Printed at the Imprenta Nuevo Mundo in Mexico City by Harry Block. This beautiful edition was designed by Harry Block and it contains fine Illustrations by Everett Gee Jackson. Both the illustrator and the printer have signed the book on the limitation page. The book is bound in a Gorgeous pictorial cloth and it is absolutely stunning. The volume is in fine condition and it's matching slipcase is very good- at best with notable wear such as scratching, chipping, and a small piece of paper at the bottom of the spine of the box that is in the process of detaching itself. However, the book is beautiful! The Limited Editions Club was founded in 1929. It was the creation of George Macy. Its purpose was to create very high quality versions of the classics that were also illustrated by the finest contemporary artists. All Limited Edition Club books are hand signed by the illustrators with a short description of the making of the book on the colophon in the rear of the volume. Only a few were published without a signature because the illustrator had passed away before publication. All LEC books come with a fine decorative slipcase and the great majority of them contain original fine art within.They are finely constructed books printed by the best printers and on fine paper.They are highly collectible. 
Price: 195.00 USD
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383 Proctor, Maurice & Douglas Fairbairn Reading for Men: Three at the Angel, Money ,Marbles and Chalk
New York Nelson Doubleday, Inc. 1959 First Edition Later Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo 
I was attracted to this book in a small bookshop when I saw that the cover read 'Reading for Men'.That category is an anachronism in itself! I could not resist as I love very unusual books and I also saw the very strange front cover picture. Published in 1959 when political correctness was not an issue much spoken of, this volume contains two complete novels and three book excerpts. The novels are 'Three at the Angel' by Maurice Proctor, and 'Money, Marbles, and Chalk' by Douglass Fairbairn. 'Three at the Angel' is about a fighter that is barred from the ring and lacking business talents. He teams up with two other ex-boxers in a spectacular jewel robbery during which a murder was committed. They are plunged into the London underworld with their loot which includes a huge diamond called the 'African Star'. It sounds like it might be fun. The second novel, 'Money, Marbles and Chalk' concerns an owner and skipper of a charter boat that is not doing very well businesswise. He takes on a group of charter passengers that are rather odd: there is Washbish and his strange retinue of sycophants. He looks like a heavyweight fighter gone to hell. He is with Georgie, a pet drunk and also the alcoholic Dr. Spratt who administered the Nembutal and Benzedrine. There are two airline stewardesses to sit on laps. It began as a profitable trip until things went awry, It becomes one of the most fantastic treasure hunts in the history of the Caribbean. For those looking for something really different to read, I believe that this volume will fill the bill. The book is in very good condition with small bumps to three of the corners, some light toning to the text-block, a couple of chips to the top of the front panel of the dustjacket, and slight shelf-wear to the top and bottom of the spine panel. The binding is tight and text is clean. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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384 Ratzinger, Joseph Faith and the Future
Chicago, IL Franciscan Herald Press 1971 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo 
This book was written in 1971 by Joseph Ratzinger, the man who was the Pope (Benedict XVI), It has the Vatican Imprimatur on the back of the title page. It states that the book is free of moral or doctrinal error. The book is in fine condition and bound in an attractive brown cloth. All corners are square and there is no soiling. The dustjacket has a couple of very minor flaws. There is a tiny chip to the outside extreme top front panel and just a touch of shelfwear to the top and bottom of the spine. It is hardly noticeable. The back panel has one very small closed tear at the bottom and one at the top. It shows a touch of toning. The book looks really good despite of these minor issues. The dustjacket is not price-clipped. The book is primarily a theological essay and it is 112 pages long. To own a book by a fairly recent head of the church that was written long before he became Pope is an insight into how this man thinks and what his beliefs truly are, A remarkable and unusual volume. A Great copy. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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385 Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan Sojourner, The
New York Scribner 1953 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 8vo Signed by Author
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings is also the author of the Beloved story The Yearling. That novel was published in 1938 and has become a part of classic American literature. The Sojourner was published in 1953 and it is a wonderful addition to the work of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.This volume is a First edition and it is also a presentation edition. The printing was limited to 600 copies and this is copy #428. It is signed and numbered on the "Presentation Page" directly opposite the half-title page. I have never seen a better copy of this title. The book itself is in Fine condition with no soiling to the boards whatsoever. The text-block is absolutely clean with a tiny bit of toning from age. The binding is tight and this almost looks like a new book. The dustjacket is not price-clipped and the correct price of $3.50 is present. There is a very small bit of shelf-wear to the extreme top of the dustjacket where the jacket turns the corner and becomes the inner flap and also at the bottom of the same area.There is small toning to the rear panel at the top and the spine panel has a tiny bit of shelfwear to the extremities. This is a fabulous copy of an important work of American Fiction. Over all, I would rate this copy as Very Near Fine.A wonderful addition to any serious collector's shelves. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 849.00 USD
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386 Reichs, Kathy Death Du Jour
New York Scribner 1999 First Edition Cloth As New As New 8vo Signed by Author
Death Du Jour is the second 'Temperance Brennan" novel by New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs. Kathy Reichs is the real-life character that the hit television show "Bones" is based on. The show has run for many seasons. These mysteries are gripping stories that are made far more interesting by the forensic procedures and details that Reichs includes in her novels. I have personally read the first three novels and they are great fun as well as being informative as to forensics. Kathy Reichs is forensic Anthropologist for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the State of North Carolina as well as for the Province of Quebec in Canada. She divides her time between Charlotte and Montreal. She knows what she is writing about and that is what makes her books so special. his book is brand new and signed directly on the title page by the author. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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387 Rice, Anne Feast of All Saints, The
New York Simon & Schuster 1979 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 4to Signed by Author
This is Anne Rice's fabulous second book. It is becoming more and more difficult to find in the First Edition. Anne Rice has signed this volume on her trademark bookplate, which pictures her family estate in New Orleans. The plate is attached to the first front endpaper(FFEP). I would rate the book as fine and it has the tiniest bump to the upper right extremity of the front board. It is virtually invisible. Otherwise the text block is completely clean and the binding is very tight. This book has not been read. The dust jacket is in Very Fine condition and The jacket is not price-clipped and there are no previous owner's bookplates present. This book makes a Fine presentation. It is a novel peopled with some of the most splendidly realized characters in contemporary fiction. Published in 1979, the book is a profound and absorbing work of literature. These very early Anne Rice novels have been increasing in value since they were published. When you write a first book like Interview With the Vampire, the follow-up second book becomes highly anticipated and a collector's item in its own right. This First Edition will please any lover of Great horror novels. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 199.00 USD
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388 Rice, Anne Servant of the Bones
New York Knopf 1996 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 8vo Signed by Author
This is a novel that is quickly becoming very collectible with Anne Rice's turnaround in her writing towards Christian themes. This novel was Published in 1996. 'Servant of the Bones' was a major departure for Anne Rice in terms of character and theme. Leaving behind her Vampires and Witches she now carries us into new realms of the occult, the mystical, and the magical with a new hero. He is dark, luminous, powerful, witty and smiling. He is a ghost, a demon, and an angel. He is Azriel, the Servant of the Bones. This book is in Fine condition with no bumped corners and an absolutely beautiful and clean text block. There is a small bit of shelf wear at the extreme bottom of the spine that has just a little crinkling.The beautiful dust jacket is not price-clipped and shows minor creasing to the extreme top and bottom of the spine panel. This is not as bad as it might sound! These shiny, almost metallic dustjackets are extremely fragile and sensitive to bending. This is also the way 'Interview With the Vampire' was published and the main problem with finding a great copy of that title is the dust jacket for the same reason. The book is signed by Anne Rice on her personal bookplate which depicts the Rice property in New Orleans. The plate is attached to the front pastedown. All-in-all this is a Very Near Fine copy of this great bestseller and it is very collectible. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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389 Rice, Anne Taltos - Lives of the Mayfair Witches
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1994 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo Signed by Author
This is the First edition and First printing of this wonderful novel. This novel is subtitled 'Lives of the Mayfair Witches'. It is signed by Anne Rice directly on the ffep. The book itself is in very near fine condition with an absolutely clean, tight text. The Dustjacket shows light shelfwear and both the inner front flap and the rear flap have very small creases at their top corners. There is one small closed tear to the top of the spine of DJ but the paper is present. All in All this is really quite a nice copy of this horror classic. It looks better than it sounds when I describe it. This novel is a hypnotic saga of the occult that began with 'The Witching Hour' and 'Lasher'. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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390 Richler, Mordecai This Year in Jerusalem - Essays and Reports
Toronto Canada The Canadian Publishers 1968 First Edition Proof Wraps Near Fine No Jacket 
This is a rare offering for the readers of Mordecai Richler. Richler is well known for his international bestseller, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz and many other fine novels. He passed away just a few years ago and he will be sorely missed by readers around the world as well as in his home country of Canada. I met Mr. Richler at an event several years ago that highlighted several Canadian authors and he was a true gentleman. This uncorrected proof copy states that This Year in Jerusalem is the "tentative" title. The book is comprised of Mr. Richler's essays and reports. It is beautifully written. The proof is in Fine condition and looks new. There is some slight toning of the text but it is very slight. A proof serves the purpose of allowing the writer and the publisher to check for any changes or errors that need to be fixed before the book is published for the first time. Proofs are also sent to professional reviewers. Proofs are published prior to the release of the first edition and they are printed in very small quantities. They are more rare than the First edition. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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391 Riordan, Rick Devil Went Down To Austin
New York Bantam Books 2001 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 8vo Signed by Author
Rick Riordan, triple-crown winner of the Edgar, Anthony, and Shamus Awards, has already emblazoned his name on the map of crime fiction with his Tres Navarre novels. They are a fast, funny, totally hip series that blends Masterful writing with richly drawn characters and nonstop action. In this new work Mr. Riordan brings his private investigator Tres Navarre to the heart of Texas with a fiercely original thriller. This book is a First Edition in Very Fine condition. It was signed for me personally at the Texas Book Festival in Austin on 11/17/01. It is a beautiful book. A suspense novel of depth and emotional power, The Devil Went Down To Austin is his most entertaining novel to date. Signed and dated on the title page. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 59.00 USD
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392 Robertson-Lorant, Laurie Melville, a Biography
New York Potter 1996 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Fine 8vo Signed by Author
Herman Melville's towering achievement stands as a timeless monument to the richness and diversity of nineteenth-century American Literature. He employed a particularly American idiom in his writing and his immortal masterpiece, Moby Dick, broke the boundaries of the novel as it was then known and understood. This is a powerful and very accessible biography of this fascinating man and his works. The book is in Fine condition with only some very, very faint soiling to the fore-edge. The dustjacket is fine and it is not price-clipped. The inscription that is written on the half-title page is to William Freehling, the great Civil War Historian. It thanks him for helping the author "sort out" the Civil War period. This is a most interesting read as well as an interesting association copy for those who love history and literature. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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393 Roddy Doyle Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha
Norwalk CT Easton Press 1st Thus Full-Leather As New No Jacket as Issued 8vo Signed by Author
This wonderful novel takes place in Ireland. The book is brand new and still in it's original publisher's shrinkwrap. This is a story about children but it is written for adults. This is a difficult task for any writer as he must comprehend the minds of children but make his novel interesting and believable for the adult reader. The task becomes doubly hard when the author decides to eliminate the sensational subjects that we find in the news today, such as child abuse and the like. This most compelling novel was the 1993 winner of the Booker McConnell Prize which is the most prestigious literary award in England. Many readers already know the author Roddy Doyle for his three previous novels as well as his screenplays. He is a brilliant talent and is well worth exploring. Barrytown, which is the fictional setting of all of his novels is now part of the literary world as is Joyce's Dublin or Dickens's London. Doyle spent fourteen years teaching in North Dublin where he learned that life in a town like Barrytown is both difficult and confining. Although there is humor in this novel, the overall effect is not at all funny. School is like an endless process of intimidation and humilation. Life revolves around the television in a run-down area of the town. Paddy and the other Barrytown boys play soccer, defend their territory, run through their neighbors’ yards, steal boards and nails and magazines.They try to define themselves as outcasts and rebels. They are the excluded ones. Roddy Doyle has written a novel of great sensitivity and no condescension, rendering Paddy Clarke's world directly and through eyes that see what Paddy can only dimly and reluctantly comprehend. This beautiful book is bound in fully-tooled leather with satin moiré endpapers, satin ribbon bookmark and 22kt gold on the spine. The spine has raised bands in the style of classic bookbinding. Beautiful gilt designs ornament the front as well as the back boards. The paper was made especially for this edition. The leather was cut entirely by hand. It has raised bands on the spine in the style of classic bookmaking. It includes a certificate of authenticity and a descriptive card laid in with biographical information as well as a few words about the book itself. Published by Easton Press it is a volume of heirloom quality and will be treasured for generations to come.This beautiful book is bound in fully-tooled leather with satin moiré endpapers, satin ribbon bookmark and 22kt gold on the spine. The spine has raised bands in the style of classic bookbinding. Beautiful gilt designs ornament the front as well as the back boards. The paper was made especially for this edition. The leather was cut entirely by hand. It has raised bands on the spine in the style of classic bookmaking. It includes a certificate of authenticity and a descriptive card laid in with biographical information as well as a few words about the book itself. Published by Easton Press it is a volume of heirloom quality and will be treasured for generations to come. 
Price: 199.00 USD
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394 Rosen, Michael A. Sexual Art, Photographs that Test the Limits
California Shaynew 1994 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine No Jacket as Issued 4to 
This book is well described by its title. These are truly photographs that test the limits. The book is 63 pages long and contains many very unusual as well as creative sexual photographs. All are in black and white and all are calculated to surprise. The front wrap of this quarto size volume has a crease to it but lies flat as intended. There is an introduction written by the photographer Michael A. Rosen and an afterword by David Steinberg. A very unusual offering and for sale to adults only. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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395 Rostand, Edmond L'Aignon
Paris Charpentier et Fasquelle 1900 First Edition Later Printing Quarter-Leather Very Good No Jacket 8vo 
This Classic novel was written by Edmond Rostand, the author of 'Cyrano De Bergerac'. The text is in French. The book is bound in quarter-leather. The volume shows some wear to the boards. The front board has a scratch on the upper right extremity and a small chip to the upper left where the board meets the spine. The small chip does not show on the spine. The spine is splendid with ornate gilt decoration, raised bands and gilt lettering. It is virtually without flaw. The rear board shows some wear to the upper left corner but it is quite small. There are also two very small chips to the upper left corner. The book's textblock is somewhat toned with age mostly around the perimeters of the pages. The endpapers are beautifully marbled and the binding is tight and strong. This is a dramatic play and it is in the original French. I believe this copy to be a later printing of the first edition which also appeared in 1900. Even if you don't read French, this is a fine volume and an important one. It will look great among any collection of antiquarian books. Edmond Rostand's sympathetic treatment of sensitive people is as evident in his portrait of Napoleon's idealistic but hesitant son as it is in that ugly but unselfish Cyrano De Bergerac. L'Aiglon is a verse drama in six acts, much of which must be cut, because of time limitations, when the play is presented on the modern stage. It is an impressive play. In L'Aiglon the character presents will always be known as the weak son of a dominant father. The book shows some wear but it is a wonderful and important drama and I have not personally seen a better copy. I rated it Very Good considering its age and its relatively small flaws. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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396 Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
London Bloomsbury 2000 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo 
This is a beautiful copy of the fourth book in the Harry Potter series. It is in Very Fine condition as is the dust jacket. It has never been read and will make a wonderful addition to the collection of any booklover. All of the points of issue are present in this book making it a first printing. This is the novel in which Harry goes to the Quidditch World Cup. It is full of adventures and just plain fun. The United Kingdom Harry Potter's will always be the most sought after by collectors because of a book collecting principle that so many folks subscribe to. And that is 'Follow the Flag'. Please feel free to contact us with any questions that you might have.` 
Price: 249.00 USD
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397 Rushdie, Salman Ground Beneath Her Feet, The
New York Henry Holt & Company 1999 First Edition Cloth Near Fine Near Fine 8vo 
From the author of The Satanic Verses comes a novel so ambitious and accomplished that it is considered to be his masterpiece. Published in 1999 the book is in fine condition and the dustjacket is near fine. The Ground Beneath Her Feet is Mr. Rushdie's gift to America. His first novel to be set largely in the United States, it is a celebration of Americana, a brilliant examination of what the world means to America, and what America means to the world. The book also pulsates with a half century of American Music. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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398 Rushdie, Salman Enchantress of Florence, The - Signed and numbered
London Jonathan Cape 2008 First Edition Limited/Numbered Slip-Case - Hard Cover As New No Jacket 8vo Signed by Author
This book is in as-new condition and it is very impressive. Salman Rushdie is one of the world's most respected author's and this wonderful novel makes it very clear that this is well deserved. The volume resides in a beautifully illustrated slipcase that is decorated with a floral type pattern both on the front and back as well as the spine. The spine is fully decorated. The original price sticker from the publisher is on the bottom of the slipcase. There are no bumped corners on either the slipcase or the book. No staining, no soiling, and the book has obviously never been read. Salman Rushdie has signed and numbered this Limited First edition directly on the limitation page. This is a true First edition and first printing and there were 1000 copies printed of which this copy is number 673. The endpapers are two separate two page works of art that are very colorful and beautiful. The textblock is pristine and the book is as tight as new. 'The Enchantress of Florence' is a blend of fantasy, fable, and reality. The plot is complicated but compelling. This is a truly fine volume and will be appreciated by anyone who loves beautiful books. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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399 Russo, Richard Empire Falls
Norwalk CT Easton Press 1st Thus Full-Leather As New No Jacket as Issued 8vo Signed by Author
Here is the book that won the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 2002. Richard Russo, from his first book "Mohawk", up to the present time, has clearly demonstrated his empathy with the Human Tragicomedy. With Empire Falls, a stunning novel, he extends even further his claims on the blue-collar heart of the country. This is the story of Dexter County, Maine, and specifically the town of Empire Falls. Empire Falls has been in decline for decades and has lost just about all of its businesses. The working classes, meanwhile, continue to attempt to eke out a living with what is left. This story centers around Miles Roby, a decent man encircled by history and dreams, empty churches and abandoned mills, and by the comforts and feuds provided by lifelong friends and neighbors.This volume is brand-new and has never been read. It is in as new condition and still in shrinkwrap. This beautiful book is bound in full-tooled leather with satin moiré endpapers, satin ribbon bookmark, and 22kt gold on the spine. The paper was made especially for this edition. The leather was cut entirely by hand. It includes a certificate of authenticity and a 4x6 card laid in with biographical information as well as a few words about the book itself. It is a volume of heirloom quality and will be treasured for generations to come. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 220.00 USD
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400 Russo, Richard Empire Falls
New York Knopf 2001 First Edition Proof Pictorial Wraps Fine No Jacket 8vo 
Here is the book that won the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 2002. This Advance Reading Copy is in Very Fine condition with all corners square and it is perfectly clean. Richard Russo, from his first book Mohawk, up to the present time, has clearly demonstrated his empathy with the Human Tragicomedy. With Empire Falls, a stunning novel, he extends even further his claims on the blue-collar heart of the country. This is the story of Dexter County, Maine, and specifically the town of Empire Falls. Empire Falls has been in decline for decades and has lost just about all of its businesses. The working classes, meanwhile, continue to attempt to eke out a living with what is left. This story centers around Miles Roby, a decent man encircled by history and dreams, empty churches and abandoned mills, and by the comforts and feuds provided by lifelong friends and neighbors.Fine proof. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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