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Black Cherry Blues

By: Burke, James Lee

Price: $375.00

Publisher: New York, Little Brown Company: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 005303

Condition: Fine


This is a fine copy of an early James Lee Burke Novel. In this masterful novel Burke proves himself both a brilliant storyteller and a prose stylist who ranks with the best in America. This book won the prestigious Edgar Award for best Mystery. This is the third Dave Robicheaux novel and if you have read James Lee Burke, you probably know and love this character. This book was acquired in the Author's home town of New Iberia, Louisiana and purchased from the bookstore th... View more info

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In the Electric Mist with the Confederate Dead

By: Burke, James Lee

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Hyperion: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 005508

Condition: As New


This is a Very Fine copy of one of James Lee Burke's Finest novels. It is a First Edition and a First Printing. It is signed by James Lee Burke directly on the title page. James Lee Burke's novels featuring the detective David Robicheaux have brought increasing numbers of readers to the dangerous streets of New Orleans and the surrounding bayou country. It is very true when the Washington Post says "He makes you feel the laden air pressing close, smell the peculiar s... View more info

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Dixie City Jam

By: Burke, James Lee

Price: $149.00

Publisher: New York, Hyperion: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 005505

Condition: Fine


This volume is in fine condition and a great example of this James Lee Burke novel. The dust-jacket is also in very fine condition and it is not price-clipped. It is a First Edition and a First Printing. It is signed directly on the title page by Mr. Burke. This is one of the novels in the 'Dave Robicheaux' series. Each novel stands alone and they do not have to be read in the order in which they were published. James Lee Burke stands head and shoulders over most writers... View more info

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Crusader's Cross

By: Burke, James Lee

Price: $99.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 005697

Condition: Fine


This is a brand-new book and there are no flaws to report. In this masterful novel Burke proves himself both a brilliant storyteller and a prose stylist who ranks with the best in America. James Lee Burke's novels featuring the detective David Robicheaux have brought increasing numbers of readers to the dangerous streets of New Orleans and the surrounding bayou country of Louisiana. It is very true when the Washington Post says "He makes you feel the laden air pressi... View more info

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Swan Peak

By: Burke, James Lee

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 005699

Condition: Fine


This volume is in Very Fine condition and a beautiful example of this James Lee Burke novel. The dust-jacket is also in Very Fine condition and it is not price-clipped. It is a First Edition and a First Printing. It is signed directly on the otherwise blank page following the ffep page by Mr. Burke. This is one of the novels in the 'Dave Robicheaux' series. Each novel stands alone and they do not have to be read in the order in which they were published. James Lee Burke ... View more info

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Jolie Blon's Bounce

By: Burke, James Lee

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 005930

Condition: Fine


James Lee Burke is one of our finest modern writers. Anyone who has read him will probably know that he stands head and shoulders above most of the contemporary writers. His works are not only fun to read but they are fine literature. He has been called "America's Best Novelist" as well as "A poet of the mystery novel". He is also the recipient of two Edgar Awards for best crime fiction of the year. Mr Burke has announced that he will no longer be doing b... View more info

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Bones

By: Burke, Jan

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1999

Edition: First Edition Proof

Seller ID: 004448

Condition: Near Fine


Very near fine proof. The seventh book in this popular suspense series. An Irene Kelly Mystery. Uncorrected proofs are published in very small quantities before the first edition and are therefore more scarce than the first edition. A terrific story and a fine uncorrected proof. There is a very slight crease to the top right corner of the front panel. It is almost invisible and very light. Nicholas Parrish kills for pleasure. Now he wants to make a deal: His death senten... View more info

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Naked Lunch

By: Burroughs, William

Price: $99.00

Publisher: New York, Grove Press: 1966

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 005308

Condition: Near Fine


Here is one of the three Great classics from the "Beat" writers. They are Naked Lunch by William Burroughs, On the Road by Jack Kerouac, and Howl by Allen Ginsberg. Although this title is originally dated 1959 on the copyright page of the first hardcover as well as this paperback first,I have been made to understand that due to the suppression of the book it was not actually published until 1962 in the first edition. Naked Lunch is a work of depraved genius. This... View more info

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Hudibras

By: Butler, Samuel

Price: $3,450.00

Publisher: London, 1663

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004728

Condition: Very Good


Just Reduced by $500.00 Samuel Butler's 'Hudibras' is a literary treasure by any estimation. It concerns the English Civil War and it was intended to ridicule the Presbyterians, Dissenters, and others who had fought against the crown in the conflict between Charles I and Oliver Cromwell. It was published shortly after the restoration of Charles II and the poem had immense popularity at the time. This set is an extremely rare offering as it contains all three volumes (166... View more info

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Faith, Madness, and Spontaneous Human Combustion

By: Callahan, Gerald N.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition Advance

Seller ID: 000970

Condition: Fine


Fine Proof advance copy published before the First edition. Advance Reading Copies are printed before the First edition in very limited quantities and are always more rare than the First edition. Scientist and Poet Gerald Callahan reveals what science has uncovered about us- where we begin, how we grow, why we die, and what comes afterward. This process is a crucial part of our identity. Wonderful read on complex and fascinating issues.Tight and unread. View more info

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Achieve Lasting Happiness

By: Canright, Robert

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Bloomington, Indiana, Authorhouse: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 004106

Condition: As New


This book Extrapolates the philosophy of Confucius and applies it to modern times. It was Written by a former Mathematics teacher with parents as well as their children in mind. It was Signed and dated for me by the author at the Fort Worth bookshow in October 2005. This volume is in as new condition and it is in a trade paperback (large) format. Readable and informative this volume can be a life-changing experience. The author says in his preface that "In the dawn o... View more info

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Piratetology

By: Captain William Lubber

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Cambridge, MA, Candlewick Press: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005421

Condition: Fine


This is a wonderful book for children ages 6 and up. It will also be enjoyed by adults who are interested in unique items. The size of the book is full quarto 12" tall and 10 1/2" wide. It is something of a 3d book because virtually every page has a packet or envelope to be opened. There are terrific illustrations and an actual compass as part of the front cover. It is decorated with faux rubies (not real) and it is a luscious volume. The book is in Fine conditio... View more info

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Who are you, Linda Condrick?

By: Carlon, Patricia

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Soho: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition Advance

Seller ID: 002154

Condition: Fine


This outstanding mystery is an Advance Reader's copy published before the First Edition in August 2002. These advance reading copies are printed in very small quantities for the purposes of authors and publishers to check and correct anything that may need to be changed before the First edition is published. This advance copy is in Mass Market Paperback format and it is in Fine condition. No bumped corners, no creases to the spine and it has clearly never been read befor... View more info

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Christmas in Plains

By: Carter, Jimmy

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author. Signed by Illustrator

Seller ID: 004142

Condition: Fine


In a beautifully rendered portrait, ex-president Jimmy Carter remembers the Christmas days of his Plains boyhood. Memories such as his father's egg-nog, community gift-giving, the school Nativity pageant, the fireworks, and the children's house decorations. This is the First edition and First printing of this wonderful little book and it is signed by President Carter directly on the title page. This work would make a wonderful gift or a very nice addition to a book colle... View more info

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Rest Area

By: Chapman, Clay Mcleod

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Hyperion: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition Advance

Seller ID: 001871

Condition: Fine


This is the advance reading copy of this title and it precedes the first edition. The publisher's promotional sheet is still present with the book. The ARC is in very fine condition and has never been read. This is a debut collection of chilling stories that will truly take hold of your imagination. Very edgy and entertaining! View more info

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33rd Hour, The

By: Chefitz, Michael

Price: $49.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition Proof

Seller ID: 001921

Condition: Fine


This is Michael Chefitz's second novel bound in manuscript form. The book is in beautiful condition. It is quarto in size(11" tall and just over 8" wide) and these are the Advance Uncorrected Proofs. Chefitz's previous novel 'The Seventh Telling', a bestseller. dealt with the discipline of the Kabbalah in it's genuine form and this novel deals with the teaching of the Torah in the same way. I know that those words make it sound like a book of non-fiction, but thi... View more info

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Cardinal of the Kremlin

By: Clancy, Tom

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001796

Condition: Very Good+


First edition of this Clancy classic. Book is near fine with a perfectly clean textblock. Dustjacket is only Very Good. We are pleased to send pictures on request. View more info

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Cardinal of the Kremlin - ARC

By: Clancy, Tom

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition Advance

Seller ID: 001300

Condition: Very Good+


This is a wonderful and rare item for the Tom Clancy collector. This Advance Reading Copy, which is pre-First-Edition, is Very Near fine and appears to be unread. There is some very light dusting to the bottom edge but this is a really nice copy. The scans do not do the book justice, as the colors of the wraps do not scan well. Any mottling of the front cover in the picture is a scanner anomaly and does not exist on the book. The volume is in the format of a Trade Paperb... View more info

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Patriot Games

By: Clancy, Tom

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Putnam: 1987

Edition: 1st Edition Advance

Seller ID: 001452

Condition: Near Fine


"Patriot Games" is Tom Clancy's third novel. This volume is a Very near fine copy of the Advance Reading Copy (ARC) to this international bestseller.The Lower front wrap has a slightly bent corner. Otherwise the book is beautiful and Very clean. Clancy's first novel was "The Hunt for Red October". It was published in 1984 and was an instant international bestseller, selling 350,000 hardcovers and 3,000,000 paperbacks. His second novel was "Red Storm R... View more info

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Catalog of the Library of C.H. Clark 2 Vols.

By: Clark, C.H.

Price: $450.00

Publisher: Collins Printing House: 1888

Edition: First Edition Limited

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 002245

Condition: Fine


Just Reduced! This Beautiful and Very Fine two volume set is a descriptive catalog of the Library accumulated by famed collector C.H.Clarke. It is a Privately Printed Limited Edition of 100 copies and and this copy is number 8. The books are gorgeously bound in three-quarter leather over marbled boards with Fine endpapers of marbled design that match the covers.The books are quarto in size. There are sewn in silk bookribbons and the ribbon in volume one is unattached but... View more info