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Girl With a Pearl Earing, Chevalier, Tracy
1 Chevalier, Tracy Girl With a Pearl Earing
Norwalk CT Easton Press 1st Thus Full-Leather As New No Jacket as Issued 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.This is The New York Times bestselling novel by the author of Remarkable Creatures and The Last Runaway. Translated into thirty-nine languages and made into an Oscar-nominated film, starring Scarlett Johanson and Colin Firth Tracy Chevalier transports readers to a bygone time and place in this richly-imagined portrait of the young woman who inspired one of Vermeer's most celebrated paintings. History and fiction merge seamlessly in this luminous novel about artistic vision and sensual awakening. Girl with a Pearl Earring tells the story of sixteen-year-old Griet, whose life is transformed by her brief encounter with genius . . . even as she herself is immortalized in canvas and oil. 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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Deep in the Shade of Paradise, Dufresne
2 Dufresne Deep in the Shade of Paradise
New York Norton 2001 1st Edition Advance Trade Paperback Near Fine No Jacket 8vo 
John Dufresne is an extraordinary and lyrical storyteller who has been compared to John Irving and William Faulkner. Here he reinvents 'A Midsummer Nights Dream' in the lush bayou's of Louisiana, The same geographical area as James Lee Burke writes about. It makes for very interesting characters. An Advance reading copy is published before the first edition in very small quantities and is therefore more scarce than the first edition. There is a precinct deep in the Louisianna swamp with the unlikely name of 'Shiver-de-Freeze' which is famous for its varied and unusual animals as well as its healing waters. At 'Paradise' the family's ancestral home a wedding is about to take place. But all is not peaceful in the days coming up to this affair.The Grooms cousin is deeply in love with the bride-to-be and the courtship continues even as the cousin's father fights alzheimers. The father realizes his love for the mother of the bride. Just when it seems that the groom must resign himself to a long period of bachelorhood, a recent lover of his comes to town. This book is filled with a cast of beautifully drawn and lively characters. There are quite a few characters here and the complications that ensue when they get together are wonderfully described by Dufresne's sensitivity regarding imagination, love, and memory. Deep in the shade of paradise is a compelling read and Dufresne is one of our finest authors. 
Price: 39.00 USD
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Island of the Day Before, The, Eco, Umberto
3 Eco, Umberto Island of the Day Before, The
New York Harcourt and Brace 1994 First Edition Cloth Fine Near Fine 8vo 
From the author of The Name of the Rose and Foucault's Pendulum, this First trade US edition is in Very Fine condition. It was published by Harcourt and Brace in 1994. This novel is a romance of navigation and science in the mid-seventeenth century. This author is a giant of serious modern literature and is a true pleasure to read. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 59.00 USD
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A Modern Comedy - With ALS, Galsworthy, John
4 Galsworthy, John A Modern Comedy - With ALS
London William Heineman 1929 First Edition Limited/Numbered Full-Leather Near Fine No Jacket 8vo Signed by Author
A Modern Comedy is part of The Forsyte Saga (1886-1926) in which Galsworthy pictures the life of a large, middle-class family against a carefully detailed background of English life. It is a true classic and has stood the test of time. Apart from its important literary value, this novel (which is solid and very readable) is important as a social document of the various currents of British life in the 1920's. The volume is composed of three long sections - The White Monkey, The Silver Spoon, and Swan Song. These were originally published as separate novels. This remarkable copy, which was published by William Heineman LTD was limited to 1030 copies of which this is #221. The book is bound in vellum and there is some slight wear and aging to the vellum boards but the vellum is still beautiful. There is a bookplate present which was kindly placed on the inside of the back cover so as to be non-obtrusive. The top-edge is fully gilt and the gilt is in great shape. The volume is signed on the limitation page by John Galsworthy with a short inscription. Apparently the original owner of this book could not quite read what Galsworthy had written in the inscription and must have written to him to ask him what it said. The note that Galsworthy wrote in answer is written and signed by Mr. Galsworthy on his stationary from "Bury House" in Sussex. The book contains the geneological fold-out chart that is so important to The Forsyte Saga. The book is printed on very thin Bible type paper and there are 1088 pages. A satin ribbon bookmark is bound-in. Although showing a bit of wear this book is nevertheless in Very Good plus condition and there is no foxing to the textblock. The pages are very clean. A signed Galsworthy limited, numbered book as well as a hand-written note by the author makes this a rare and important offering. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 195.00 USD
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Evensong, Godwin, Gail
5 Godwin, Gail Evensong
New York Ballantine Books 1999 1st Edition Advance Cloth Near Fine No Jacket 8vo 
Here is a beautiful advance reading copy of Gail Godwin's 1999 Evensong. Gail Godwin has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and the 1981 Award in Literature from the National Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Three of her critically acclaimed novels were nominated for the National Book Award. She is a New York Times Bestselling author and this particular work is a wonderful example of her uncanny ability to touch the very core of human experience. Near fine copy of the Advance Reading copy. In Mylar cover for protection with Very minor soiling to fore-edge. There are no creases to the spine. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Something Happened, Heller, Joseph
6 Heller, Joseph Something Happened
New York Knopf 1974 First Edition Cloth Very Good+ Very Good+ 8vo 
With the death of Joseph Heller in 1999 America lost one of it most beloved authors. This is an excellent copy of the First Edition of Something Happened, Joseph Heller's first novel after Catch-22. The book is in at least Very Good+ condition with just a hint of wear to the bottom edge and a touch of fading to the very extreme top of the boards. The text block is absolutely clean and the binding is tight. The red coating on the top edge, which so often is seen in a mottled state with this title, is almost perfect. All corners are square. The dustjacket is Very Good+ with no rips or tears and it is not price-clipped. It is still bright and very striking. There is a touch of shelf-wear to the extreme top of the spine panel but no paper is missing. There is the tiniest lean to the book that is virtually unnoticeable and can be leaned right back by hand. Published in 1974 by Knopf, this is one of the major works of twentieth century literature. Something Happened is different than Catch-22 in both substance and tone and it is but another example of the incredible talent of this writer. The story deals with a very disfunctional family and its patriarch's behavior. It is funny as well as poignant. Great copy. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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Schindler's List, Keneally, Thomas
7 Keneally, Thomas Schindler's List
Norfolk, Conn Easton Press 1st Thus Full-Leather As New No Jacket Signed by Author
This is a brand new book and it still resides in the Original Publisher's Shrinkwrap. The volume is signed by Thomas Keneally and a COA from Easton Press is also included. this book as well as the film that was made from it truly shook the world with its story of horrible misdeeds during the Holocaust . An absolutely gripping account.The acclaimed bestselling classic of Holocaust literature, winner of the Booker Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Award for Fiction, and the inspiration for the classic film—“a masterful account of the growth of the human soul” (Los Angeles Times Book Review). A stunning novel based on the true story of how German war profiteer and factory director Oskar Schindler came to save more Jews from the gas chambers than any other single person during World War II. In this milestone of Holocaust literature, Thomas Keneally, author of Daughter of Mars, uses the actual testimony of the Schindlerjuden—Schindler’s Jews—to brilliantly portray the courage and cunning of a good man in the midst of unspeakable evil, This book is an amazing read and a wonderful collector's item in this condition.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, 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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I, The Jury, Spillane, Mickey
8 Spillane, Mickey I, The Jury
Norwalk CT Easton Press 2003 1st Thus Full-Leather Fine No Jacket 8vo Signed by Author
In the original publisher's shrinkwrap this Fine volume is New and has never been read. It is in As New condition and it is Signed by Mickey Spillane. This novel is important to twentieth century literature. It was originally published in 1946 and it caused much controversy because people were initially repelled by what was then considered excessive violence, sex, and vigilantism. The first printing was a mere 7000 copies. When the novel was republished in the paperback format it marked the beginning of an unprecedented literary and pop-culture phenomenon. Millions of copies were sold as readers discovered Spillane's hard-boiled style. Spillane is the father of the hard-boiled Detective novel. This is a style that has been picked up and carried forward by countless mystery writers to this day. Mickey Spillane started out as a comic book writer and he had little success. His comic book character was "Mike Danger", a tough, heavy-drinking, quick-shooting detective. When Spillane needed some money to build a house in 1946, rather than waste his already established comic character, he changed the character's name to "Mike Hammer" and history was made. Today Mickey Spillane is one of the world's best-selling and most widely read authors. This book marks a revolution in detective writing and will make a beautiful addition to the shelves of the collector. 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. 
Price: 165.00 USD
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Banker to the Poor, Yunus, Muhammad
9 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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