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501 Vonnegut, Jr., Kurt Bluebeard
Norwalk CT Easton Press 2005 1st Thus Full-Leather As New No Jacket as Issued Signed by Author
This book is still in the original publishers shrinkwrap. Bluebeard is Kurt Vonnegut's classic novel from 1985. It resurrects the character Rabo Karabekian from 'Breakfast of Champions". The novel exudes the multi-faceted wit and defiant literary style of this most creative writer. Thematically the book pokes fun at the modern concept of art-for-investment. It also characterizes humankind's penchant for the passionate creation and the systematic destruction of Love and Beauty. This beautiful book is bound in full-tooled 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: 249.00 USD
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502 Vonnegut, Jr., Kurt Look at the Birdie - Unpublished Short Fiction
Norwalk CT Easton Press First Edition Full-Leather As New No Jacket as Issued 8vo Signed by Author
This beautiful Easton Press Signed edition is still in the original publisher's shrinkwrap. Please forgive the picture as it is very difficult to get a decent scan of a book still in wrap. This book of Kurt Vonnegut's unpublished Short Fiction is a strictly Limited edition of 1000 copies. Each volume is signed and numbered by Mr. Vonnegut and it is a fine volume indeed. The Easton Press had a working relationship with the author for more than fifteen years before he passed away not too long ago. This is a very special edition. Several years ago Kurt Vonnegut had prepared signed pages for an Easton Press First edition that never materialized. Those signed pages had been carefully stored waiting for an appropriate edition. With the author's death the project seemed never to be realized. Recently, however, a new collection of previously unpublished short fiction has been discovered and was collected in a book entitled 'Look at the Birdie'. This volume is a First edition and it is signed by the author. This beautiful book is bound in full-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 board and unlike most Easton Press books which are decorated with gilt, this volume has gilt as well as coloring. 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. Published by Easton Press it is a volume of heirloom quality and will be treasured for generations to come. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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503 Waldrop, Howard Night of the Cooters
Shingletown ca. Zeising 1990 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 8vo 
This is Howard Waldrop's third short story collection. It contains nine great stories that are riveting, sometimes hilarious, and always thought provoking. Published by the Zeising Press in 1990 this is a beautiful book that contains both color and black and white plates. Both the book and dustjacket are in fine condition. Howard Waldrop has been characterized by the Washington Post Book World as "The resident weird mind of his generation". With this wonderful collection of stories Mr. Waldrop has proven them right. For an exciting as well as challenging reading experience, this collection just can't be beat. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 39.00 USD
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504 Wallace, Robert World of Rembrandt, The
New York Time-Life Books 1972 Reprint Slip-Case - Hard Cover Fine No Jacket 4to 
Beautiful Art book in decorated slipcase. The Time-Life Library of art is an exquisite collection of volumes with each volume covering a Great Artist. Hundreds of pictures and an informative and detailed narrative to accompany them. Printed on Fine glossy paper and in Fine condition. A marvelous addition to any personal library. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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505 Wallace, Robert World of Van Gogh, The
New York Time-Life Books 1971 Reprint Slip-Case - Hard Cover Fine No Jacket 4to 
Beautiful Art book in decorated slipcase. The Time-Life Library of art is an exquisite collection of volumes with each volume covering a Great Artist. Hundreds of pictures and an informative and detailed narrative to accompany them. Printed on Fine glossy paper and in Fine condition. A marvelous addition to any personal library. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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506 Wallace, Robert World of Goya, The
New York Time-Life Books 1971 Reprint Slip-Case - Hard Cover Fine No Jacket 4to 
Beautiful Art book in decorated slipcase. The Time-Life Library of art is an exquisite collection of volumes with each volume covering a Great Artist. Hundreds of pictures and an informative and detailed narrative to accompany them. Printed on Fine glossy paper and in Fine condition. A marvelous addition to any personal library. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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507 Walters, Minette Acid Row
New York Putnam 2002 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 8vo Signed by Author
This is a New book in Very Fine condition. It is Signed by the author directly on the blank page just before the half-title page. Minette Walters is a writer of recognized talent. This is her eighth novel and her work has been translated into thirty two languages. Acid Row is a great thriller. "Acid Row" is the name that the residents of a crime-ridden, decaying housing project have given to their home. Gangs control the streets and the place is a clear danger zone. Into this battleground comes a young doctor named Sophie Morrison to visit a patient. She does not know that she is entering the home of a known pedophile. Reports are circulating that a child has disappeared and the vigilantes are out in force. Sophie is trapped in the middle of all this with a man who can and will harm her. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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508 Wambaugh, Joseph Hollywood Moon
New York Little Brown Company 2009 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New 8vo Signed by Author
This is a brand-new book and it has never been read. It is in as new condition with all corners square, no soiling, and no shelf-wear. The dustjacket is not price-clipped. This copy is a First edition as well as a First printing. It is signed directly on the title page by Mr. Wambaugh. Wambaugh is a former LAPD detective sergeant who also wrote the non-fiction book 'The Onion Fields' as well as 'The Blue Knight', 'The New Centurians', and many other masterful crime novels. This book comes with a bookmark that has a reproduction of Wambaugh's Sergeant Badge in gold and on the reverse side a listing of his works.There's a saying at Hollywood station that the full moon brings out the beast—rather than the best—in the precinct's citizens. One moonlit night, a call comes in to the LAPD that someone has been violently attacking women. Veteran Dana Vaughn and "Hollywood" Nate Weiss, a struggling-actor-turned cop, are in Hot Pursuit. The plot includes two cops nicknamed 'Flotsam' and 'Jetsam' because they are as well-known for arresting criminals as they are for shredding the surf. We also have a smooth-talking player in dreadlocks,a crazy-eyed, tattooed biker, and a very odd suspicious duo. No one suspects that all three dubious characters might be involved in something bigger, more high-tech, and much more illegal. After a dizzying series of twists, turns, and chases, the cops will find they've stumbled upon a complex web of crime where even the criminals can't be sure who's conning whom. This novel is heart-wrenching, very funny, and is an exhilarating read, An exciting and extremely entertaining thriller. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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509 Weisberg, Joseph 10th Grade
New York Random House 2002 First Edition Proof Trade Paperback Fine No Jacket 8vo 
A perfect re-creation of a school year in the life of an endearing teenager. The normal derangements of adoloscence are wonderfully related by this really fine writer. Uncorrected proofs are printed in very small quantites before the first edition and are therefore more scarce than the first edition. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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510 Wells. H. G. Great Illustrated Classics: The Invisible Man
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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511 Wells. H. G. Great Illustrated Classics: The War of the Worlds
New York Baronet Books 1983 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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512 Westmoreland Good As Any
New York Harcourt 2002 First Edition Proof Trade Paperback Fine No Jacket 8vo 
Set in the spare and unforgiving landscapes of rural New England as well as rural Texas these stories explore the reality of life among the ill and the dying: Among the disadvantaged and those unfit for life except in the margins of society. Uncorrected proofs are printed in very small quantites before the first edition and are therefore more scarce than the first edition. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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513 Wiggin, Kate Douglas Great Illustrated Classics: Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
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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514 Wilson, John P. Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid as I Knew Them
University of New Mexico Press University of New Mexico Press 2004 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New 8vo 
This is a fascinating book about two of the most famous characters in the Old West. They are Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid. This volume is brand new and was only taken out of its shrinkwrap in order to confirm that it is a first edition. There is no price on the dustjacket as is very common for books that are published by the universities. The recollections gathered here and edited by John P. Wilson are based on John P. Meadow's interviews with a reporter for the Alamagordo News, A partial transcript of his reminiscences found at the Lincoln State Monument, and a talk he gave by invitation at Roswell, New Mexico. A large part of the substance of the talk was to refute inaccuracies in the 1930 MGM movie 'Billy the Kid". Meadow's lucid presentation appeared in the Roswell Daily Record. He spoke about Pat Garrett, Billy the Kid, and other experiences from the Southwest's frontier days. Rare and interesting information as well as entertainment. A very fine book. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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515 Wolfe, Tom Hooking Up
New York Farrar Straus and Company 2000 First Edition Cloth Fine Very Good+ 8vo Signed by Author
This is a really nice copy of Tom Wolfe's Hooking Up. The book is a first edition and first printing and is in very fine condition. No bumped corners, no spots or stains. The volume is inscribed by Tom Wolfe on the ffep (First Free Endpaper) and of course, it is written in his incredibly flamboyant handwriting. It says "to Joel Baskin" and then it is signed by Mr. Wolfe. The dustjacket shows some slight soiling to the front panel and a couple of spots of shelf-wear. There is a very small chip to the rear top left panel and a bit of the crease where the back panel becomes the back inner flap shows just a bit. It is just a little white showing through at the curve that goes into the book itself. It does not detract. The dustjacket is not price-clipped and this is certainly a collectible copy of another work from the wild Tom Wolfe. Also included within the book is 'Ambush at Fort Bragg' a novella. Tom Wolfe's social commentary on the way we now relate to each other is both penetrating and funny. This is 'Hooking Up'. Wolfe ranges from coast to coast, chronicling everything from the sexual manners and mores of teenagers to fundamental changes in the way human beings now regard themselves. This is a most interesting and unusual book. It's really more like two books. Up to page 171, the social essay fascinates. From page 173 to 293 is the wonderful novella. A most interesting signed First edition. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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516 Wolfe, Tom I am Charlotte Simmons
New York Farrar Straus and Company 2004 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 8vo Signed by Author
From the author of Bonfire of the Vanities comes this new and very controversial novel. The book has caused a stir in many quarters because of its dealing with contemporary college life and its viewpoint on contemporary students. This book is brand new and it has never been read. It is in as new condition and it is signed directly on the title page by Tom Wolfe with his well known flourish. The story of Charlotte Simmons is a story of a beautiful, brilliant, student who goes to a top university at which the students are all upper-crust and wealthy. Charlotte is a wide-eyed, bookish freshman from a strict, devout, poor, and poorly educated family in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Charlotte learns, to her growing dismay, that for these rich kids of Dupont University college is about sex, drugs, and alchohol. This environment trumps her towering academic ambitions every time. This is a fantastic novel from Tom Wolfe who is certainly one of our finest contemprary novelists. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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517 Wouk, Herman Marjorie Morningstar
Franklin Center PA Franklin Library 1981 1st Thus Full-Leather Fine No Jacket Signed by Author
From the author of The Caine Mutiny, this is a Fine unread copy of Wouk's Masterpiece Marjorie Morningstar. Published by the Franklin Library in 1981, it is bound in Beautiful green leather with raised hubs on the spine and Ornate gilt decoration on the spine and boards. The endpapers are of a satin moiré and it is one of the Franklin editions that has the tissue guard covering and protecting Mr. Wouk's signature. The volume also has a bound-in satin bookmark. It contains a special introduction to this edition written by Herman Wouk, which appears in no other edition of this title. Marjorie, a starry-eyed young beauty, is nineteen years old when she leaves New York to accept the job of her dreams working in a summer-stock company. Her boss, Noel Airman, is a talented and charismatic director. Released from the social constraints of her traditional Jewish family, and thrown into the glorious, colorful world of theater, Marjorie finds herself entangled in a powerful affair with the man destined to become the greatest and the most destructive love of her life. The book is rich with humor and feeling. Marjorie Morningstar is a classic love story, one that spans two continents and two decades in the life of its heroine. An unforgettable tale, this homage to young love and the sorrow of a first heartbreak endures as one of Herman Wouk's Great novels. 
Price: 195.00 USD
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518 Yee, Chang Silent Traveller in Japan, The
New York W.W. Norton & Company Inc. 1972 First Edition Cloth Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo 
This is an amazing and unusual book. Published in 1972 this book is one of this author's series known as The Silent Traveller. He has written books about Boston and Paris as well. He also covers San Franscisco in this series and that volume can be found in my Ebay Store. This book is basically the country of Japan viewed from the very unique perspective of Chiang Yee. The book is illustrated with sixteen of the author's magnificent color paintings and over fifty of his black and white drawings. It is also peppered with some of the poetry of the author. Yee writes with a personal approach that is rich in memories. The book is written with an artist's response to beauty and a scholar's interest in the march of history. The book itself is in near fine condition and is beautifully bound and presented. There is a bump to the lower right corner of the front board and a corresponding bump to the lower left of the rear board. Otherwise the book is fine and the boards are very clean and look new. The dust jacket shows some toning and light wear with age and some slight soiling on the back cover. There are no tears or rips and the jacket is not price-clipped. This volume will please any reader searching for something a little different. It is contemplative as well as moving. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 59.00 USD
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519 Yee, Chang Silent Traveller in San Franciso, The
New York W.W. Norton & Company Inc. 1964 First Edition Cloth Near Fine Very Good- 8vo 
This is an amazing and unusual book. Published in 1964 it is basically San Francisco viewed from the very unique perspective of Chiang Yee. He brings to his observations of the San Francisco of the 1960's a multicultural background. The book is illustrated with sixteen of the author's magnificent color paintings and over fifty of his black and white drawings. It is also peppered with some of the poetry of the author. Yee writes with a personal approach that is rich in memories. The book is written with an artist's response to beauty and a scholar's interest in the march of history. The book itself is in fine condition and is beautifully bound and presented. The dust jacket shows some yellowing with age and some soiling on the back cover. There is a tear of about 1/2" on the rear top corner but the paper is completely present. This volume will please any reader searching for something a little different. It is contemplative as well as moving. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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520 Yerby, Frank Vixens, The
New York Dial 1947 First Edition Cloth Near Fine Near Fine 8vo 
I bought this book because I liked its Beautiful dustjacket by Lynd Ward. The book itself is in near fine condition but for moderate toning to the textblock from age. Otherwise the book is square and unsoiled. There is a previous owner's name and address written on the front pastedown which is mostly covered by the dustjacket's inner front flap. There are a few small spots to the top-edge but they are not significant. There is light shelfwear to the dustjacket and some light soiling to the back panel. The dustjacket is not price-clipped. The plot involves the post Civil War period and in particular the carpetbaggers and scalawags who were like a pestilence on the society. The story takes place in New Orleans and it is a story of love and adventure and fierce contention between men of dishonor. A novel of the south in the post Civil War period. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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521 Yunus, Muhammad Banker to the Poor
Norwalk CT Easton Press 1st Thus Full-Leather As New No Jacket as Issued 8vo Signed by Author
This As-New Signed volume is still in the original publisher's Shrinkwrap. Anything that appears as markings or defects on the photo are only the result of scanning through the Shrinkwrap. The book is perfect.. Muhammad Yunus is a bona fide visionary. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006. His dream is the total eradication of poverty from the world. In 1983, against the advice of banking and government officials, Yunus established a bank (Grameen) devoted to providing the poorest of Bangladesh with minuscule loans. The bank now provides over 2.5 billion dollars of micro-loans to more than two million families in rural Bangladesh. Ninety-four percent of Yunus's clients are women, and repayment rates are near 100 percent. Banker to the Poor is Muhammad Yunus's memoir of how he decided to change his life in order to help the world's poor.The definitive history of micro-credit direct from the man that conceived of it, Banker to the Poor is necessary reading for anyone interested in economics, public policy, philanthropy, social history, and business. Muhammad Yunus was born in Bangladesh and earned his Ph.D. in economics in the United States at Vanderbilt University, where he was deeply influenced by the civil rights movement. He still lives in Bangladesh, and travels widely around the world on behalf of Grameen Bank and the concept of micro-credit.This beautiful book is bound in full-tooled leather with satin moiré endpapers, satin ribbon bookmark and 22kt gold on the spine. A COA is included The spine has raised bands in the style of classic bookbinding. Beautiful gilt designs ornament the front and back boards as well as the spine 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. Published by Easton Press it is a volume of heirloom quality and will be treasured for generations to come. 
Price: 149.00 USD
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522 Zimler, Richard Angelic Darkness, The
New York Norton 1999 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New 8vo Signed by Author
From the author of International Bestseller 'The Last Kabbalist in Lisbon' this beautiful true First edition is in Very Fine condition. It has never been read. The dustjacket is also very fine and of course it is not price-clipped. Mr. Zimler has signed this copy directly on the title page. With 'The Angelic Darkness', Zimler has written a haunting story of eroticism and redemption. It is a novel whose hypnotic combination of the ordinary with the fantastic evokes the power of John Fowles' 'The Magus'. We have a main character that is drawn into a kabbalistic world of storytelling, occult charms, and transfiguring ritual. This is a gripping novel from a master writer. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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523 Zimler, Richard Last Kabbalist in Lisbon, The
New York Overlook Press 1998 First Edition Proof Original Wraps Near Fine No Jacket 8vo 
This wonderful piece of modern literature was an overnight international bestseller when it was published in 1998. This book was published by the Overlook Press in Woodstock, New York in a very small printing. I was told that the printing was less than 5000 copies. This proof is in near fine condition. It shows light shelf wear. The book transports the reader into the mystical universe of the Kabbalah during the Lisbon massacre of 1506. Just a few years earlier, Jews living in Portugal were dragged to the baptismal font and forced to convert to Christianity. Many of these "new Christians" persevered in their rituals at great risk. The arcane practices of the Kabbalah were carried on as well. This is the story of a Kabbalist and his family in the midst of it all. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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