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Adventures in the Skin Trade

By: Thomas, Dylan

Price: $125.00

Publisher: London, Putnam: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000568

Condition: Near Fine


Several years before his death, Dylan Thomas began to write a novel that would not be strictly autobiograophical, but would bear a relation to the two parts of his experience. Those would be his own actions, and the actions of his dramatised self. Only the opening of this novel ever got written, and this is its first publication in book form. It is a unique fragment, fantastic in comedy, and rich with the poet's personality. Regarding the novel Thomas said "My novel blazes on. It's a mixture of Oliver Twist, Little Dorrit, Kafka, Beachcomber, and good old 3-adjectives-a-penny, belly churni... View more info

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Twenty Years A- Growing

By: Thomas, Dylan

Price: $95.00

Publisher: London, Dent: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004620

Condition: Fine


This beautiful, tender, and imaginative film script by Dylan Thomas was only recently discovered at the time of the publication of this book. "Here is the egg of a seabird- lovely, perfect, and laid this very morning". So wrote E.M. Forster when the book Twenty Years A-Growing by the Irish writer Maurice O'Sullivan was first published in English in 1933 (it had been originally written in Irish). It is upon this well-known autobiography that Dylan Thomas based his unfinished film script. Thomas deals with the first half of that story in this volume and he has preserved the freshness of ... 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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History of Printing in America, The

By: Thomas, Isaiah

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Barre Ma, Imprint Society: 1970

Edition: 1st Thus

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 002162

Condition: Near Fine


Here is a Very Fine First Limited edition that was published in 1970 in an edition of 1950 copies of which this is number 1526. The book as well as its slipcase are in Very Fine condition. It is printed on rich cream-colored paper and is a true classic of the history of printing in the American Colonies. Published by the Imprint Society the book still has information regarding their other publications laid in. Bound into the book is an original page from the First edition of 1810. This volume is one of the most important references we have on this subject and it is also wonderful to read. The ... 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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Slapstick: Or Lonesome No More

By: Vonnegut, Jr., Kurt

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Franklin Center PA, Franklin Library: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005426

Condition: Fine


Slapstick: Or Lonesome No More is often cited as being one of the finest novels of the twentieth century. Vonnegut's incredible gift for finding the farcical in even the most horrific situation is on full display here. This is the true First Edition and First Printing of this classic. The novel irreverently tackles the pain of human loneliness, mocks organized religion, and boldly criticizes marriage, love, patriotism, and the ruling class system. Truly, Vonnegut is the master of dark comedy! This volume is in Fine condition and very collectible as a Kurt Vonnegut True First. The book is bound... View more info

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Night of the Cooters

By: Waldrop, Howard

Price: $39.00

Publisher: Shingletown ca., Zeising: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001051

Condition: Fine


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 collec... 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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10th Grade

By: Weisberg, Joseph

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 2002

Edition: First Edition Proof

Seller ID: 000212

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

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Good As Any

By: Westmoreland

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt: 2002

Edition: First Edition Proof

Seller ID: 001873

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

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Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid as I Knew Them

By: Wilson, John P.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press, University of New Mexico Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005197

Condition: As New


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 ... 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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Silent Traveller in Japan, The

By: Yee, Chang

Price: $59.00

Publisher: New York, W.W. Norton & Company Inc.: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003855

Condition: Near Fine


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 ... View more info

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Silent Traveller in San Franciso, The

By: Yee, Chang

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, W.W. Norton & Company Inc.: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002309

Condition: Near Fine


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 it... View more info

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Vixens, The

By: Yerby, Frank

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Dial: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002138

Condition: Near Fine


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 parti... 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