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A Wallow of Pigs

By: N/A

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Viking Barnyard Medley: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269187

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 1993 Small Hard Cover. 56 pp. An amazing and diverting collection of pigs to amuse and delight. View more info

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Short Stories from the New Yorker, 1950-1960

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2279154

Condition: Very Good


Light spots on boards, faint stain along page ridges. 1960 Hard Cover. vii, 780 pp. A thirty-fifth anniversary volume of stories that have appeared in the magazine during the past decade. Forty-seven distinguished stories that have appeared in The New Yorker since 1950. A list of the writers whose work appears in Stories from the New Yorker: 1950-1960: Roger Angell, Saul Bellow, Elizabeth Bishop, Maeve Brennan, Harold Brodkey, John Cheever, Robert M. Coates, Roald Dahl, Daniel Fuchs, Mavis Gallant, Richard T. Gill, Nadine Gordimer, Nancy Hale, Elizabeth Hardwick, Robert Henderson, R. Prawer Jh... View more info

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We Speak from the Air: Broadcasts by the R.A.F.

By: N/A

Price: $7.00

Publisher: His Majesty's Stationery Office: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283122

Condition: Very Good


First edition - a paperback original. Wrapper edges lightly rubbed, smudge on front wrapper, ink stamp on half-title page. 1942 Soft Cover. 72 pp. Men of the R.A.F. describe their own experiences in their own words. These accounts of operations over Germany, France, Holland, Belgium, Britain, Norway, Italy, the North Sea, the English Channel and the Atlantic give us the human stories behind the official communiques, and show us the great range and effectiveness of our Air Power. The narratives are selected from over 280 broadcasts, given anonymously by the R.A.F. and W.A.A.F. during 1941. View more info

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The Serpents of Paradise: A Reader

By: Abbey, Edward; Macrae, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Henry, Holt and Company: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2284473

ISBN: 0805031324

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Remainder mark. 1995 Hard Cover. xii, 400. Collects the best and most inflammatory writings of the late naturalist, environmentalist, and libertarian, a former National Park ranger and the author of Desert Solitaire, The Journey Home, and other works. This book is different from any other Edward Abbey book. It includes essays, travel pieces and fictions to reveal Ed's life directly, in his own words. The selections gathered here are arranged chronologically by incident, not by date of publication, to offer Edward Abbey's life from the time he was the boy called Ned in Home, Penn... View more info

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Spanning the Century: The Life of W. Averell Harriman, 1891-1986

By: Abramson, Rudy

Price: $12.00

Publisher: William Morrow and Company, Inc.: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285226

ISBN: 0688043526

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine head and spine base lightly bumped. 1992 Hard Cover. 779 pp. When Averell Harriman was born in 1891 during the presidency of Benjamin Harrison, the life expectancy for the American male was fifty years. The telephone was a new invention, radio was still in the future, and trolley cars were drawn by horses. When he died in 1986 at the age of ninety-four, during the Reagan administration, the final cables of his unique diplomatic career were transmitted by satellite; and he returned from the last of his more than a hundred round trips across the Atlantic aboard the Co... View more info

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One Hundred Names for Love: A Stroke, a Marriage, and the Language of Healing

By: Ackerman, Diane

Price: $7.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276300

ISBN: 039307241X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Front board lightly cocked. 2011 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 322 pp. Everyone who cherishes the gift of language will cherish Diane Ackerman's narrative masterpiece, an exquisitely written love story and medical miracle story, one that combines science, inspiration, wisdom, and heart. One day Ackerman's husband, Paul West, an exceptionally gifted wordsmith and intellectual, suffered a terrible stroke. When he regained awareness he was afflicted with aphasia?loss of language?and could utter only a single syllable: mem. The standard therapies yielded ... View more info

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The Stories of Alice Adams

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2270609

ISBN: 0375412859

Condition: Fine


First edition. A fine copy. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vii, 621 pp. Twenty-five of her stories appeared regularly in The New Yorker within a ten-year period. Others were published in The Paris Review, Atlantic Monthly, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, and McCall's. Her work was included in twenty-three O. Henry Award collections, and she received first prize six times; she was represented in numerous collections of Martha Foley's Best American Short Stories. Now the best of Alice Adams's short fiction is gathered in one volume-fifty-three stories that illumine the hid... View more info

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After the War: A Novel

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2270610

ISBN: 0375406832

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket very faintly toned. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 305 pp. Alice Adams is considered to be one of the major American writers of the last thirty years. Her stories appeared in The New Yorker from 1969 and 1995, as well as in twenty-two O. Henry Awards collections and several volumes of Best American Short Stories. After the War is her eleventh and final novel--the brilliant coda to a brilliant career. After the War begins where her acclaimed novel A Southern Exposure ended: in the small Southern town of Pinehill during World War II. With al... View more info

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The Last Lovely City: Stories

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270611

ISBN: 0679454411

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Few signed copies exist, because the author died two months after this book's publication. Jacket very faintly toned. 1999 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 191 pp. The Last Lovely City begins with nine stories whose settings range from San Francisco to a North Carolina college town to a run-down Mexican resort. In His Women, a college professor and his ex-wife play an extended game of let's-kiss-and-make-up, revealing the history of their flirtations and infidelities. In The Islands, a young widow mourns the loss of ... View more info

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Medicine Men: A Novel

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270612

ISBN: 0679454403

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed and dated May 10, 1997, by author. Jacket flaps very faintly toned. We have more books available by this author!. 239 pp. The tenth novel by the widely praised author of A Southern Exposure and Almost Perfect concerns the complicated relationship between patient and doctor. When a woman learns that her headaches are caused by a rare malignancy, her only guide through a frightening new world of oncologists, radiologists, specialists, and clinics, is the doctor whom she once considered only an annoying admirer. View more info

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Second Chances: A Novel

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270613

ISBN: 0394568249

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps lightly toned. 1988 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 257 pp. A group of friends who have known one another for decades grapples with the realization that they are growing old, attempts to come to terms with the past, and searches for new possibilities in their lives. View more info

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Almost Perfect: A Novel

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270614

ISBN: 0679423982

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps faintly toned. 1993 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 243 pp. Richard and Stella balance each other almost perfectly. Sometimes he drinks too much, gets too loud, or is too quick to anger. Stella also knows how generous he can be, too, but she begins to wonder if their violent fights and passionate reconciliations point to a deeper problem that Richard doesn't even suspect. There is something terribly wrong with the two of them together, even if everyone else thinks they are almost perfect.... View more info

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Superior Women: A Novel

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270615

ISBN: 0394536320

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket spine head very lightly bumped, jacket lightly toned. 1984 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 367 pp. Five young women meet at Radcliffe in the late 1930s and grow to maturity-through intrigues, ambitions, affairs, and marriages--in the fifties, sixties, and seventies. View more info

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Caroline's Daughters: A Novel

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270616

ISBN: 0394568257

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket spine head very lightly bumped, jacket flaps lightly toned. Boards very faintly toned along top edge. 1991 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 307 pp. Caroline has been married three times and has five daughters--all very different from her. Now that they are grown, she feels distant from them and the woman she once thought herself to be. Caroline's daughters love their mother but live as if she weren't around, exploring their own unpredictable lives, making mistakes, borrowing each other's men, and turning into ... View more info

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After You've Gone: Stories

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270617

ISBN: 0394579267

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps faintly toned. 1989 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 229 pp. A new selection of short stories explores the impact and adjustment of individuals dealing with separation and the loss of lovers, spouses, parents, and friends. View more info

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To See You Again: Stories

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270618

ISBN: 0394523350

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1982 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 304 pp. Tells the stories of a woman distraught over the loss of her husband's diaries, a teachers's unexpected attraction towards a student, and an artist's reevaluation of her life and accomplishments. View more info

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Beautiful Girl: Short Stories

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270619

ISBN: 0394427378

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1979 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 242 pp. Author's third novel. “Nobody writes better about falling in love than Alice Adams. . . . How can one person know so much?” --The New York Times Book Review. With appearances in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, and Redbook, as well as in the O. Henry Award collections for eight consecutive years, Alice Adams had established herself as a master craftsman of the short story when she published her first collection. Her well-honed skill is on abund... View more info

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Return Trips: Stories

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270620

ISBN: 0394536339

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Top edge and endpapers faintly foxed, jacket lightly toned with faint crease on front flap corner, spine cloth a bit discolored along edges. 1985 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 195 pp. The author writes in these stories of people in motion, traveling in search of friends, culture, renewed engagement with life--people seeking the magic of a new place or traveling to places of childhood to put the past to rest. View more info

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Families and Survivors: A Novel

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270621

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps faintly toned. 1974 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 211 pp. Author's second novel. Alice Adams’ second novel is the portrait of a Southern-born woman as she reviews her life. From Louisa Calloway’s Southern girlhood to her debut to her first marriage, all the time surrounded by a certain tradition and all the time resisting. In lieu of her conservative, bigoted father, she chooses men who are liberal, free-spoken, Jewish. Nevertheless her first marriage is unhappy, but her second promises to be soun... View more info

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Private Lies (The Franklin Library Signed First Edition Society Series)

By: Adler, Warren

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2289830

Condition: Fine


First edition, preceding the Crown trade edition. Signed by author without inscription on front flyleaf. 1991 Full-Leather. 308 pp. 8vo. Brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Color frontispiece by Cheryl Decker-Sauder. Franklin Library's Signed First Edition Society released signed, limited editions of new works that preceded the trade editions, with a special foreword and frontispiece that appear only in the limited edition. Ken Kramer, a Manhattan advertising copywriter and his wife Sheila, appear to have a comfortable lif... View more info

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Madam Secretary: A Memoir

By: Albright, Madeleine

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Miramax Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2287956

ISBN: 0786868430

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed on bookplate with inscription, Best wishes. Very minor surface tear on front jacket panel. Remainder mark. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiv, 562 pp. Albright proposes to combine the personal with policy in these memoirs, a sensible narrative strategy, considering her emblematic struggles as a working mother breaking through the glass ceiling of the foreign policy establishment to become U.N. ambassador and secretary of state. View more info

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Brick Lane

By: Ali, Monica

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270791

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2003 Hard Cover. 413 pp. Author's first book. Nazneen's inauspicious entry to the world, an apparent stillbirth on the hard mud floor of a Bangladeshi village hut, imbues in her a sense of fatalism that she carries across continents when she is married off to Chanu. Her life in London's Tower Hamlets is, on the surface, calm. For years, keeping house and rearing children, she does what is expected of her. Yet Nazneen walks a tightrope stretched between her daughters' embarrassment and her husband's resentments. Chanu calls ... View more info

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Anthony Adverse

By: Allen, Hervey

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc.: 1933

Seller ID: 2283715

Condition: Near Fine


First edition, first state (p. 352, line 6: Xaxier; p. 397, line 22: found found; p. 1086, line 18: blacksmith ship). Includes original jacket in good condition (unclipped, $3.00 list price on front flap). Owner bookplate on front endpaper, jacket toned. 1933 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 1224 pp. 8vo. The novel which inspired the 1936 Academy Award winning film directed by Mervyn LeRoy and starring Fredric March and Olivia de Havilland. From the publication of his Ballads of the Border in 1916, when he was in the National Guard serving on the Mexican Border, Hervey... View more info

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Anthony Adverse

By: Allen, Hervey

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc.: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283716

Condition: Near Fine


First edition, first state (p. 352, line 6: Xaxier; p. 397, line 22: found found; p. 1086, line 18: blacksmith ship). Includes original jacket in good condition (unclipped, $3.00 list price on front flap). Jacket toned, minimal loss from jacket spine head, a few closed 1/2 inch tears along edges. 1933 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 1224 pp. 8vo. The novel which inspired the 1936 Academy Award winning film directed by Mervyn LeRoy and starring Fredric March and Olivia de Havilland. From the publication of his Ballads of the Border in 1916, when he was in the National ... View more info

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Passing through the Garden: Lewis and Clark and the Image of the American Northwest

By: Allen, John Logan

Price: $30.00

Publisher: University of Illinois Press: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288348

ISBN: 0252003977

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Two one-inch tears to top edge of rear jacket panel, jacket edges rubbed with small chips and small tears. 1975 Large Hardcover. xxvi, 412 pp. The broad scope of exploration in the American Northwest from 1673 to 1810 is covered in Allen's intriguing examination of the evolving geographical images that grew out of exploration from Marquette's time on--especially the images of the passage and the garden. Because these images played a major role in the expedition of Lewis and Clark--who finally altered them and gave Americans more realistic images of the Northwest--Allen focuses o... View more info

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Hidden Agenda: How the Duke of Windsor Betrayed the Allies

By: Allen, Martin

Price: $9.00

Publisher: M. Evans and Co., Inc.: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285405

ISBN: 0871319934

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Very minor tear on front jacket panel near spine. Faint smudge on top page ridge. 2000 Hard Cover. xxx, 312 pp. Many would have suspected the Duke of Windsor of treason but until recently proof has been suppressed. Now, drawing on a range of archival sources, Martin Allen offers the evidence in this reasoned indictment of the Duke's perfidy. View more info

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Side Effects

By: Allen, Woody

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Random House: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2284484

ISBN: 0394511042

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Front jacket flap creased. Ink name on rear paste-down endpaper. 1980 Hard Cover. 149 pp. Woody Allen's third collection of comic writings. 149p. These essays appeared in The New Yorker during the late 1970s. Volume includes Remembering Needleman, The Kugelmass Episode, Confessions of a Buglar, and more. View more info

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Daughter of Fortune: A Novel

By: Allende, Isabel; Peden, Margaret Sayers

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200656

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1999 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, [2], 399 pp. 8vo. Orphaned at birth, Eliza Sommers is raised in the British colony of Valparaiso, Chile, by the well-intentioned Victorian spinster Miss Rose and her more rigid brother Jeremy. Just as she meets and falls in love with the wildly inappropriate Joaquin Andieta, a lowly clerk who works for Jeremy, gold is discovered in the hills of northern California. By 1849, Chileans of every stripe have fallen prey to feverish dreams of wealth. Joaquin takes o... View more info

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The Infinite Plan

By: Allende, Isabel; Peden, Margaret Sayers

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200659

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1993 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 382 pp. 8vo. Gregory Reeves, the son of a self-styled preacher, struggles to overcome his childhood of poverty and neglect and to take control of his destiny. By the author of House of the Spirits. View more info

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Portrait in Sepia

By: Allende, Isabel; Peden, Margaret Sayers

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200660

Condition: Near Fine


First American edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 304 pp. 8vo. Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden. Internationally celebrated novelist Isabel Allende has written a magnificent historical novel set at the end of the nineteenth century in Chile -- a marvelous family saga that takes up and continues the story begun in her highly acclaimed Daughter of Fortune. Recounted in the voice of a young woman in search of her roots, Portrait in Sepia is a novel about memory and family secrets. Aurora d... View more info