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A Writer's Life

By: Talese, Gay

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 005971

Condition: Fine


Gay Talese is the author of many fine bestsellers such as "Honor Thy Father", "The Kingdom and the Power", and "Unto the Sons". This book, published in 2006 is in very fine condition but for the tiniest of shelfwear to the top of the spine of the dustjacket. It can barely be seen (really!). Apart from this both the book and the dustjacket are in Very Fine condition. Gay Talese has inscribed and dated this volume in the year of publication. It is an association inscription written directly on the title page. Parts of the inscription are a little tricky to read but I beli... View more info

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Bonesetter's Daughter, The

By: Tan, Amy

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Putnam: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 002137

Condition: Fine


From the author of The Joy Luck Club and other fine novels comes another story of a Chinese-American family and its heritage. This book is in Very Fine condition and it is signed by Amy Tan directly on the title page. In memories that rise like ghosts, LuLing Young searches for the name of her mother who was the daughter of the Famous Bonesetter from the Mouth of the Mountain. Trying to hold on to the evaporating past, she begins to write all that she can remember of her life as a girl in China. Meanwhile, her daughter Ruth, a ghostwriter for authors of self-help books, is losing the ability t... View more info

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Signed Thackeray letter (ALS) with Notes for Speech at Dinner October 11, 1855 by W.M. Thackeray on Eve of His Departure to America

By: Thackeray, William M.

Price: $1,995.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, Private: 1896

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 002885

Condition: Very Good


Just Reduced! This is an extraordinarily rare offering. The book itself was rare at the moment that it was printed in 1896. There were only forty copies privately printed. The book is in its original boards which show general aging. The front pastedown of the book has two plates attached. One for the Zamorano Club in Los Angeles California and one ownership plate for a William F. Gable. This book also contains a letter to actor William Macready who was a friend of Thackerays. The occasion of Mr. Thackeray heading for America germinated this literary gathering and dinner. Charles Dickens was th... View more info

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Front Row at the White House

By: Thomas, Helen

Price: $55.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 004392

Condition: Fine


Here is a great item for those who are interested in politics, journalism, writing, or Feminism. The book is new and has not been read. Helen Thomas was a legendary figure for many years in Whitehouse Press conferences. Now retired, she was feisty, direct, provocative, and sometimes confrontational. She gave headaches to many presidents. The plate that is attached to this book and signed by Helen Thomas is from the National Association of Women Business Owners and was signed at the Dallas Museum of Art. This is truly a privileged look into the workings at the top of our government. It is a rev... View more info

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Tiger Cruise, The

By: Thompson, Richard

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Canada, Knox Jones Enterprises: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 001790

Condition: Fine


This book is brand new and has never been read. This is a terrific adventure story that is signed by the author on the half-title page. It is a paperback First edition. The back of the cover summarizes the plot. The USS Woodbridge, a Los Angeles Class nuclear attack submarine leaves Norfolk on a routine two-day Tiger Cruise with 14 civilians aboard. A Tiger Cruise is a Navy tradition where family and friends are invited aboard a vessel to get first hand experience at sea. In the course of this cruise a massive earthquake in the mid-Atlantic and large tsunamis strike the east coast of the Unite... View more info

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Only Child

By: Vachss, Andrew

Price: $55.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 005171

Condition: As New


This is the First edition and First printing of Andrew Vachss' 'Only Child'. It is in absolutely Fine condition and it is signed by the author directly on the title page. This is one of the author's 'Burke' novels in that Burke is the name of his main character. After years on the run, Burke is desperate to return to his native New York to connect with his "outlaw" family. Burke must take major risks to survive in their part of the city where reputation is everything. He must reestablish his presence. When a Mafia man contacts him about the 'murder-as-message' of his sixteen year old d... View more info

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Uncentering the Earth

By: Vollmann, William T.

Price: $110.00

Publisher: New York, Norton: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 004215

Condition: As New


Another different and fascinating book from serious writer William T. Vollmann. Vollmann also penned such works as Argall, The Royal Family, and The Ice Shirt. He is a writer that commands your attention throughout. The book is in as new condition as is the dustjacket. It is signed and dated by Mr. Vollmann directly on the title page. Also present is the errata slip laid-in which will undoubtedly become rare as many readers discard loose sheets within a book. The book has never been read. In 1543 the Polish Astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus lay on his deathbed, reportedly holding his just-publish... View more info

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Acid Row

By: Walters, Minette

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Putnam: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 002540

Condition: Fine


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 enter... View more info

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Hollywood Moon

By: Wambaugh, Joseph

Price: $80.00

Publisher: New York, Little Brown Company: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 005434

Condition: As New


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 lis... View more info

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Hooking Up

By: Wolfe, Tom

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar Straus and Company: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 005201

Condition: Fine


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... View more info

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I am Charlotte Simmons

By: Wolfe, Tom

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar Straus and Company: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 004077

Condition: Fine


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 fr... View more info

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Angelic Darkness, The

By: Zimler, Richard

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York, Norton: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 001825

Condition: As New


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 char... View more info