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Cat's Cradle

By: Vonnegut, Kurt

Price: $16.00  $12.80

Publisher: Dial Press: 2010

Seller ID: 2176854

ISBN: 038533348X

Condition: Fine


BRAND NEW from publisher. 2010 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 288 pp. Cat’s Cradle is Kurt Vonnegut’s satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. An apocalyptic tale of this planet’s ultimate fate, it features a midget as the protagonist, a complete, original theology created by a calypso singer, and a vision of the future that is at once blackly fatalistic and hilariously funny. View more info

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Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons: (Opinions)

By: Vonnegut, Kurt

Price: $35.00  $28.00

Publisher: Delacorte Press / Seymour Lawrence: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200991

ISBN: 0440087171

Condition: Very Good


First edition. A bit smoky, jacket flaps lightly toned. 1974 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxvii, [3], 285 pp. 8vo. Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons (Opinions) is a rare opportunity to experience Kurt Vonnegut speaking in his own voice about his own life, his views of the world, his writing, and the writing of others. An indignant, outrageous, witty, deeply felt collection of reviews, essays, and speeches, this is a window not only into Vonnegut’s mind but also into his heart. View more info

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Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons: (Opinions)

By: Vonnegut, Kurt

Price: $16.00  $12.80

Publisher: Dial Press: 1999

Seller ID: 2176839

ISBN: 0385333811

Condition: Fine


BRAND NEW from publisher. 1999 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons (Opinions) is a rare opportunity to experience Kurt Vonnegut speaking in his own voice about his own life, his views of the world, his writing, and the writing of others. An indignant, outrageous, witty, deeply felt collection of reviews, essays, and speeches, this is a window not only into Vonnegut’s mind but also into his heart. View more info

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Hocus Pocus

By: Vonnegut, Kurt

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199914

ISBN: 0399135243

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Page ridge foxed, top edge smudged. Very Good. 1990 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 303 pp. 8vo. A novel bwith themes of class, race, crime, suicide, and globalization, by the author of Slaughterhouse-Five and Cat's Cradle. View more info

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Galapagos

By: Vonnegut, Kurt

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: Delacorte Press / Seymour Lawrence: 1985

Edition: First Trade Edition

Seller ID: 2261630

ISBN: 0385294166

Condition: Near Fine


First trade edition. Ink name on front endpaper. 1985 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 295 pp. Leon Trout, the ghost of a decapitated shipbuilder, narrates the humorous, ironic and sometimes carping decline of the human race, as seen through the eyes and minds of the survivors of a doomed cruise to the Galapagos Islands. View more info

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The Vonnegut Quartet: Breakfast of Champions; Mother Night; Player Piano; Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons

By: Vonnegut, Kurt

Price: $50.00  $40.00

Publisher: Dell: 1976

Seller ID: 2272842

Condition: Near Fine


Includes publisher's slipcase. Single light crease to spine of Mother Night, otherwise an exceptional set. 1976 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Four paperbacks, issued in a slipcase illustrated with a photograph of the author by Jill Krementz. Vonnegut is most well-known for Slaughterhouse-Five, and was among the more unique voices in 20th century American fiction. Includes: Breakfast of Champions; Mother Night; Player Piano; Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons. View more info

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Slapstick or Lonesome No More! (The First Edition Society)

By: Vonnegut, Kurt

Price: $30.00  $24.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1976

Seller ID: 2285668

Condition: Near Fine


First edition, preceding the Delacorte trade edition. 1976 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 256, [2] pp. 8vo. Light brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Wilbur Swain and his twin sister, Eliza, are so immensely hideous, helpless and vile in their infancy that their wealthy parents are forced to send them to live on a nearby asteroid. But behind their facade of idiocy, the monstrous pair possess a joint intelligence that could outstrip the most advanced computers. View more info

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Jailbird (The First Edition Society)

By: Vonnegut, Kurt

Price: $40.00  $32.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1979

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2298965

Condition: Fine


An exceptional copy. 1979 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 319, [1] pp. 8vo. Original dark green full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Illustrations by Alan E. Cober. This wry tale follows bumbling bureaucrat Walter F. Starbuck from Harvard to the Nixon White House to the penitentiary as Watergate’s least known co-conspirator. View more info

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Slapstick or Lonesome No More!

By: Vonnegut, Kurt Jr.

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Delacorte Press: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274127

ISBN: 0385289448

Condition: Good


First edition. Boards lightly soiled, page ridges lightly foxed, jacket lightly toned, 1/2 inch closed jacket tear, front jacket flap corner lightly creased. 1977 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 243, [1] pp. 8vo. Wilbur Swain and his twin sister, Eliza, are so immensely hideous, helpless and vile in their infancy that their wealthy parents are forced to send them to live on a nearby asteroid. But behind their facade of idiocy, the monstrous pair possess a joint intelligence that could outstrip the most advanced computers. View more info

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Happy Birthday, Wanda June: A Play

By: Vonnegut, Kurt Jr.

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: A Delta Book: 1971

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2294422

ISBN: 0440504848

Condition: Good


First printing. Wrappers lightly rubbed, light stain on top page ridge. 1971 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 199 pp. In his first published play, Kurt Vonnegut finds a powerful vehicle for his tragicomical imagination. When the great hunter Harold Ryan--missing and presumed dead--returns from Africa after eight years, his wife is aghast and his son is enchanted. Vonnegut's attack on phony heroes and male swagger uses some of the funniest dialogue ever created for the stage. View more info

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A Man Without A Country

By: Vonnegut, Kurt; Simon, Daniel - editor

Price: $8.00  $6.40

Publisher: Seven Stories Press: 2005

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2292453

ISBN: 158322713X

Condition: Near Fine


3rd printing. An exceptional copy. 2005 Hard Cover. 146 pp. A Man Without a Country is Kurt Vonnegut’s hilarious and razor-sharp look at life (“If I die—God forbid—I would like to go to heaven to ask somebody in charge up there, ‘Hey, what was the good news and what was the bad news?’”), art (“To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.”), politics (“I asked former Yankees pitcher Jim Bouton what he thought of our great victory over Iraq and he said, ‘Mohammed Ali versus Mr. Rogers.’”), and the condition of the soul of ... View more info

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The Magellanic Clouds

By: Wakoski, Diane

Price: $8.00  $6.40

Publisher: Black Sparrow Press: 1971

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2263755

Condition: Near Fine


3rd printing. Small ink number on spine base. 1971 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 150, [12] pp. A collection of verse by the poet associated with the deep image and confessional schools, as well as the Beat Generation. Her selected poems, Emerald Ice, won the William Carlos Williams Prize from the Poetry Society of America in 1989. She is best known for a series of poems collectively known as The Motorcycle Betrayal Poems. View more info

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In Love & Trouble: Stories of Black Women

By: Walker, Alice

Price: $750.00  $600.00

Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc.: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196020

ISBN: 0151444056

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on half-title page. White portions of jacket very faintly toned. 1973 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 138 pp. 8vo. A collection of thirteen short stories exploring the hardships of life as an African American woman in the South. Admirers of The Color Purple will find in these stories more evidence of Walker's power to depict black women-women who vary greatly in background yet are bound together. View more info

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You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down: Stories

By: Walker, Alice

Price: $125.00  $100.00

Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196021

ISBN: 0151997543

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Spine foot faintly pushed. 1981 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 167 pp. 8vo. A collection of fourteen short stories by the author who later became a household name with the publication of The Color Purple. Keywords: ALICE WALKER YOU CANT KEEP GOOD WOMAN DOWN SHORT STORIES SIGNED FIRST EDITION LITERATURE PULITZER PRIZE WINNER View more info

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Her Blue Body Everything We Know: Earthling Poems 1965-1990 Complete

By: Walker, Alice

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197956

ISBN: 0151400407

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1991 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, 463 pp. 8vo. An anthology of poetry shares a keen historical perspective on the spiritual, social, and political issues of the last three decades, in works including Once and Revolutionary Petunias & Other Poems. Keywords: PULITZER PRIZE WINNER LITERATURE POEMS POETRY ALICE WALKER HER BLUE BODY EVERYTHING WE KNOW SIGNED FIRST EDITION View more info

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Possessing the Secret of Joy

By: Walker, Alice

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197959

ISBN: 0151731527

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Tiny crease on front jacket flap corner. 1992 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 286 pp. 8vo. A provocative novel about an African tribal woman’s battle with madness after the trauma of a childhood genital mutilation. View more info

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Banned

By: Walker, Alice

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Aunt Lute Books: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2197306

ISBN: 1879960478

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Near fine. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 105 pp. Throughout her distinguished career, Alice Walker's work has been at the center of controversies around language, censorship, truth and art. Alice Walker Banned explores just what it is that various groups have found so threatening in Walker's work, bringing together the short stories Roselily and Am I Blue?, an excerpt from the novel The Color Purple, as well as testimonies, letters, and essays about attempts to censor Walker's work by the California State Board of Education. The introduction by S... View more info

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The Stretelli Case, and Other Mystery Stories

By: Wallace, Edgar

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: International Fiction Library: 1930

Seller ID: 2203393

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, front endpaper missing, half-title page beginning to loosen from binding, pages toned. 1930 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 197 pp. The Stretelli Case and Other Mystery Stories' is a collection of short stories that include 'Code No. 2', 'Red Beard', 'The Man Who Killed Himself', and many more. Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace was born in London, England in 1875. He received his early education at St. Peter's School and the Board School, but after a frenetic teens involving a rash engagement and frequently changing employment circumstances, Wallace went into t... View more info

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Mark Twain and The Happy Island

By: Wallace, Elizabeth

Price: $75.00  $60.00

Publisher: A.C. McClurg & Co.: 1914

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2289641

Condition: Good


1914 second edition. Top corner stained, owner bookplate of Edwin K. Bacon on front endpaper, with his name, a date, and the publisher name in ink on the front flyleaf, a few page repairs to prelims. 139, [3] pp. Black-and-white photographic frontispiece of 'Mr. Clemens, Margaret and Maude', photographic plates throughout text. Author's recollections of her trip to Bermuda, during which she became acquainted with Mark Twain. View more info

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The Prince of India or Why Constantinople Fell, in Two Volumes

By: Wallace, Lew

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1893

Seller ID: 2203578

Condition: Good


First edition, later state (includes dedication). Front hinge of first volume beginning to weaken, bottom edge of rear board and bottom corner of last 40 pages of volume two stained (all text still easily readable). 1893 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vii, 502; v, 578 pp. Complete in two hardcover volumes. Original blue cloth, gilt titles, decoration of the logo of the Ottoman Empire (sickle moon & star) with an iron cross & a crucifix on cover. A historical novel set in Turkey and India, by the author of Ben Hur. View more info

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Ben Hur

By: Wallace, Lew

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Collins: 1960

Seller ID: 2205650

Condition: Very Good


Imitation leather hardcover in publisher's slipcase with clear acetate jacket. Slipcase lightly rubbed. 1960 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Wallace's classic tale of a man who must become a gladiator to save his soul. View more info

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Fortitude: Being a True and Faithful Account of the Education of an Adventurer

By: Walpole, Hugh

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: George H. Doran Company: 1913

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2164501

Condition: Near Fine


Early reprint. Ink gift note on front endpaper. 1913 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 484 pp. 8vo. The fifth novel by the popular British author, who first achieved renown with his third novel, Mr Perrin and Mr Traill. Walpole was also a homosexual in England at a time when this lifestyle was illegal. View more info

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Jeremy and Hamlet

By: Walpole, Hugh

Price: $35.00  $28.00

Publisher: New York: George H. Doran Company: 1923

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2169670

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Minor biopredation to base of rear joint, jacket corners rubbed with minor loss. Very Good. 1923 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 305 pp. 8vo. A collection of short stories in a fictional English town called Polchester. Walpole's second Jeremy book. CONTENTS: Come Out of the Kitchen; Conscience-Money; The Dance; Saladin and the Black Bishop; Poodle; The Night Raiders; Young Baltimore; The Ruffians; The Picture-Book; Uncle Percy; The Runaways; A Fine Day. Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole (March 13, 1884 - June 1, 1941) was an English novelist. He was bor... View more info

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Fortitude (The Modern Library)

By: Walpole, Hugh

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Modern Library: 1930

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2260193

Condition: Good


First thus (Toledano, 178.1). Spine toned, wrappers lightly toned, front and rear hinges starting. 1930 Soft Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 484 pp. A little boy, Peter Westcott, heard what old Frosted Moses had said, and turned it over in his mind. He was twelve years old, was short and thick-necked, and just now looked very small because he was perched on so high a chair. It was one of the four ancient chairs that Sam Figgis always kept in the great kitchen behind the taproom. He kept them there partly because they were so very old and partly because they fell in so p... View more info

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The Hidden Life of Emily Dickinson: A Biography

By: Walsh, John Evangelist

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Simon and Schuster: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289192

Condition: Good


First edition. Quarter inch tear along bottom edge of front jacket panel and spine base, jacket spine lightly toned, small stain on jacket spine. Spine slightly cocked. 1971 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 286 pp. In this remarkable book, startling new evidence about Emily Dickinson's life is presented, all from primary sources and thoroughly documented, which at last fits the whole tantalizing puzzle together. Within a lucid, marvelously sustained narrative, John Evangelist Walsh offers revelations concerning Emily's art and personality which clarify much of the myst... View more info

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The Library of the Old English Prose Writers, Vol. V [Volume 5]: Walton's Lives: The Lives of Donne, Wotton, Hooker, Herbert, and Sanderson, Vol. I [1]

By: Walton, Izaak

Price: $30.00  $24.00

Publisher: Hilliard and Brown: 1832

Seller ID: 2303029

Condition: Very Good


Boards and gilt on spine lightly rubbed, small chip on front free endpaper, light stain on first few pages. 1832 Half-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. xcvi, 224 pp. Half binding with marbled boards, marbled page ridges, and marbled endpapers. Izaak Walton (c.?1593 – 15 December 1683) was an English writer. Best known as the author of The Compleat Angler, he also wrote a number of short biographies that have been collected under the title of Walton's Lives. Walton also made significant contributions to seventeenth-century life-writing throughout his career. His leisurely... View more info

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The Library of the Old English Prose Writers, Vol. V [Volume 5]: Walton's Lives: The Lives of Donne, Wotton, Hooker, Herbert, and Sanderson, Vol. II [2]

By: Walton, Izaak

Price: $30.00  $24.00

Publisher: Hilliard and Brown: 1832

Seller ID: 2303030

Condition: Very Good


Boards and gilt on spine rubbed, light general wear. 1832 Half-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 336 pp. Half binding with marbled boards, marbled page ridges, and marbled endpapers. Izaak Walton (c.?1593 – 15 December 1683) was an English writer. Best known as the author of The Compleat Angler, he also wrote a number of short biographies that have been collected under the title of Walton's Lives. Walton also made significant contributions to seventeenth-century life-writing throughout his career. His leisurely labours as a biographer seem to have grown out of his devoti... View more info

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The Strange Adventures of Jonathan Drew, a Rolling Stone, During His Travels through Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri & Kentucky, in the Years 1821-24. Together with Some Account of the People He Met, the Things They Did and Said, the Songs They Sang and the Roads They Travelled.

By: Ward, Christopher

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1932

Seller ID: 2206717

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, light stain to front board, front hinge starting, pencil name to front endpaper, pages very faintly toned. 1932 Hard Cover. 399 pp. The Strange Adventures of Jonathan Drew, a Rolling Stone, During His Travels through Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri & Kentucky, in the Years 1821-24. Together with Some Account of the People He Met, the Things They Did and Said, the Songs They Sang and the Roads They Travelled. As Taken Down by Christopher Ward, ESQ. of Wilmington, Delaware. KEYWORDS: CHRISTOPHER WARD STRANG... View more info

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Mark Twain: An Illustrated Biography

By: Ward, Geoffrey C.; Duncan, Dayton; Burns, Ken

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2297880

ISBN: 0375405615

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine head lightly bumped. 2001 Large Hardcover. xvi, 269 pp. Ernest Hemingway called Huckleberry Finn “the best book we’ve ever had. There was nothing before. There’s been nothing as good since.” Critical opinion of this book hasn’t dimmed since Hemingway uttered these words; as author Russell Banks says in these pages, Twain “makes possible an American literature which would otherwise not have been possible.” He was the most famous American of his day, and remains in ours the most universally revered American writer. Here the master storytellers Geoffrey W... View more info

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Madman's Drum: A Novel in Woodcuts

By: Ward, Lynd

Price: $125.00  $100.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith: 1930

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2294240

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing. Corners a bit rubbed, ink gift note on front flyleaf. 1930 Hard Cover. Unpaginated. Decorated paper over boards with paper spine label over black cloth (not the plain cloth boards edition released by the same publisher). The second installment in Ward's series of books which describe the action entirely through woodcut illustrations. This book tells the story of a slave trader driven insane after killing a slave and stealing his drum. Two of the images from the work were used in Henry Murray's Thematic Apperception Test of personality traits. Ward's work has been credited with in... View more info