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The Romanovs: Three Centuries of an Ill-Fated Dynasty

By: Almedingen, E.M.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2297520

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket. Smudge on rear board. 1966 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 333 pp. CONTENTS: Genealogical Table; Acknowledgments; Preface; The World They Entered; Father and Son; A Woman at the Kremlin; The First Emperor; The Ladies' Hour; 'We, Catherine the Second;' 'A Reign Fantastical;' Alexander the Blessed; The Crowned Policeman; The Liberator; The Dwarfed Titan; The World They Left; Index. View more info

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Lady Sackville: A Biography

By: Alsop, Susan Mary

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2292330

ISBN: 038511379X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket edges very lightly rubbed. 1978 Hard Cover. x, 273 pp. Biography of the illegitimate daughter of a Spanish dancer who became the mother of the author Vita Sackville-West and the grandmother of Nigel Nicholson. View more info

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How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200720

ISBN: 0945575572

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Review copy with publisher's slip laid in. Near fine. Jacket toned. 1991 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 290 pp. The Garcías—Dr. Carlos (Papi), his wife Laura (Mami), and their four daughters, Carla, Sandra, Yolanda, and Sofía—belong to the uppermost echelon of Spanish Caribbean society, descended from the conquistadores. Their family compound adjoins the palacio of the dictator’s daughter. So when Dr. García’s part in a coup attempt is discovered, the family must flee. They arrive in New York City in ... View more info

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Saving the World: A Novel

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $15.00

Publisher: A Shannon Ravenel Book / Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270790

ISBN: 156512510X

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 2006 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 368 pp. Latina novelist Alma Huebner is suffering from writer's block and is years past the completion date for yet another of her bestselling family sagas. Her husband, Richard, works for a humanitarian organization dedicated to the health and prosperity of developing countries and wants her help on an extended AIDS assignment in the Dominican Republic. But Alma begs off joining him: the publisher is breathing down her neck. She promises to work hard and follow him ... View more info

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Success

By: Amis, Martin

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harmony Books: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281556

ISBN: 0517566494

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket very faintly toned. Page ridges faintly foxed, very faint odor of smoke. 1987 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 224 pp. In Success Amis pens a mismatched pair of foster brothers--one a quivering condom of neurosis and ineptitude, the other a bundle of contempt, vanity and stock-response--in a single London flat. He binds them with ties of class hatred, sexual rivalry, and disappointed love, and throws in a disloyal girlfriend and a spectacularly unstable sister to create a modern-day Jacobean revenge comedy that soars with malicious poetry. View more info

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A Vision of Fire: A Novel (Book One of the Earthend Saga)

By: Anderson, Gillian; Rovin, Jeff

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Simon451: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2284477

ISBN: 1476776520

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine head lightly bumped. 2014 Hard Cover. ix, 292 pp. Renowned child psychologist Caitlin O’Hara is a single mom trying to juggle her job, her son, and a lackluster dating life. Her world is suddenly upturned when Maanik, the daughter of India’s ambassador to the United Nations, starts speaking in tongues and having violent visions. Caitlin is sure that her fits have something to do with the recent assassination attempt on her father—a shooting that has escalated nuclear tensions between India and Pakistan to dangerous levels—but when teenagers around the world ... View more info

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Death of a Hittite

By: Angus, Sylvia

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Macmillan: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1931692

ISBN: 0025022008

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket price clipped, 1/2 inch tear to top corner. Good. 1969 Hard Cover. 192 pp. 8vo. An archeologist may be in trouble at a dig in Turkey. View more info

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The Journey Within (African Writers Series 206)

By: Aniebo, I.N.C.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Heinemann: 1978

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2135212

ISBN: 0435902067

Condition: Very Good


First edition - a paperback original. Spine faded, seller bookplate inside. 1978 Trade Paperback. xiv, 242 pp. A novel chronicling two Igbo marriages, one traditional and one Christian. View more info

Memoirs of a Voluptuary: The Secret life of an English Boarding School, In Three Volumes Herein Contained

By: Anonymous

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Grove Press: 1971

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 2299172

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Wrappers lightly rubbed. 1971 Mass Market Paperback. This work describes the sexual awakening of the narrator, Charlie Powerscourt, and his friends Bob Rutherford and Jimmy, the Duke of Surrey. Their tale is interwoven with the heterosexual narrative of a sophisticated French friend. View more info

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Blue Water: A Novel

By: Ansay, A. Manette

Price: $15.00

Publisher: William Morrow: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2270787

ISBN: 0688172873

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket flaps very faintly toned. 2006 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 280 pp. New York Times bestselling author A. Manette Ansay delivers the unforgettable story of two families united by tragedy -- and one woman's deeply emotional journey toward a choice she'd never thought possible On an ordinary morning in Fox Harbor, Wisconsin, Meg and Rex Van Dorn's lives are irrevocably changed when a drunk driver slams into Meg's car, killing the couple's six-year-old son, Evan. In a town in which everyone knows everybody else, it's no surprise that Meg and the d... View more info

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Vinegar Hill

By: Ansay, A. Manette

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Viking: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270788

ISBN: 0670852538

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps very faintly toned. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 240 pp. Ellen Grier returns with her husband and children to their Midwestern Catholic hometown to live with her narrow-minded in-laws, coping with the family's eccentricity and confronting a hidden secret festering in her husband's past. View more info

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Limbo: A Memoir

By: Ansay, A. Manette

Price: $20.00

Publisher: William Morrow: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270789

ISBN: 0688172865

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 269 pp. From childhood, acclaimed novelist A. Manette Ansay trained to become a concert pianist. But at nineteen, a mysterious muscle disorder forced her to give up the piano, and by twenty-one, she couldn't grip a pen or walk across a room. She entered a world of limbo, one in which no one could explain what was happening to her or predict what the future would hold. At twenty-three, beginning a whole new life in a motorized wheelchair, Ansay made a New Year's resol... View more info

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Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World: A Novel

By: Antrim, Donald

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Viking: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199924

ISBN: 0670851396

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Top page edge smudged, spine slightly cocked. 1993 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 185 pp. 8vo. Author's first novel. In his first novel, Elect Mr. Robinson For a Better World, Donald Antrim demonstrates all of the skill that critics have hailed in his subsequent work: the pitch-perfect ear, the cunning imagination, and the uncanny control of a narrative at once familiar and incandescently strange. In Pete Robinson’s seaside suburban town, things have, well, fallen into disrepair. The voters have de-funded schools, the mayor has been drawn and quarte... View more info

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Tom Swift and His Electric Locomotive, or, Two Miles a Minute on the Rails (Tom Swift Series Book 25)

By: Appleton, Victor

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2291410

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket. Half-inch chip to rear joint, ink name and date on front free endpaper. 1922 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. iv, 212 pp., 8-page terminal publisher ad. Book 25 in the original Tom Swift series, each book of which centered around a particular technological gadget. Nothing gets the old Swift Inventive Juices flowing like a good challenge. Tom is enjoined to design and build an electric railroad locomotive from scratch that will top 120mph and drag a string of loaded freight cars up a 2% mountain grade without slowing to a crawl. Richard Barthol... View more info

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Tom Swift and His Air Scout, or Uncle Sam's Mastery of the Sky (The Tom Swift Series Book 22)

By: Appleton, Victor

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1919

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294302

Condition: Good


First edition (last title on copyright page is Air Scout, last title in terminal ad is Airline Express). Front hinge just beginning to weaken, color stamp on front and rear endpaper. 1919 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 218 pp. 8vo. 7 1/2 x 5 1/4. Tom Swift (in some versions Tom Swift, Jr.) is the name of the central character in five series, totaling over 100 volumes, of juvenile science fiction and adventure novels that emphasize science, invention, and technology. The character was created by Edward Stratemeyer, the founder of the Stratemeyer Syndicate, a book-pack... View more info

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A History of the Lehigh Valley Railroad: The Route of the Black Diamond

By: Archer, Robert F.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Howell-North Books: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2295370

ISBN: 0831071133

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. One inch tear along jacket spine head. 1977 Large Hardcover. 369 pp. Illustrated endpapers show system map. Beautifully done history of the Lehigh Valley Railroad beginning with the discovery of anthracite coal in Pennsylvania and transport along the Lehigh Canal before tracing the construction and operation of the Lehigh Valley from its inception through its takeover by the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1976. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos of rolling stock, stations and personnel. Includes maps, advertisements, and bibliography. View more info

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The Young Ardizzone: An Autobiographical Fragment

By: Ardizzone, Edward

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Macmillan Company: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287697

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Remainder mark on top page ridge, minor general wear. 1970 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 144 pp. Few author-artists since Beatrix Potter have enjoyed such international popularity as Edward Ardizzone (1900-1975). His easily recognizable drawings enliven the pages of numerous books for children. But he is probably best known for the Tim and Lucy books which he both wrote and illustrated. These are classics, and are now being read to children by parents and grandparents who loved them when they themselves were young. In this 'autobiographical fragment',... View more info

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Edward Ardizzone: Diary of a War Artist

By: Ardizzone, Edward

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Bodley Head: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294623

ISBN: 0370104986

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket edges very lightly rubbed. 1974 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 213 pp. Edward Ardizzone's diary begins with the invasion of Sicily in July 1943. It is a very personal and hitherto private daily record, in words and pictures, of the Italian Campaign from Sicily in July 1943 to Ravenna in March 1945, with occasional leaves in Cairo and a brief switch to the Normandy landings in June 1944. Finally the artist went to Germany for the mopping-up operations in April and May of 1945. As a War Artist Edward Ardizzone's job was to paint watercolour ... View more info

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Ardizonne's Hans Andersen: Fourteen Classic Tales

By: Ardizzone, Edward; Corrin, Stephen

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Book / Antheneum: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287698

ISBN: 0233969969

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An excellent copy. 1979 Hard Cover. 191 pp. Illustrated by Edward Ardizzone. Translated by Stephen Corrin. Tales include: The Steadfast Tin Soldier; The Emperor's New Clothes; The Little Mermaid; The Flying Trunk; The Shirt Collar; The Princess on the Pea; Big Claus and Little Claus; The Wild Swans; The Ugly Duckling; The Tinder Box; Thumbelina; The Snow Queen; The Darning Needle; The Nightingale. View more info

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Queen Victoria and the Bonapartes

By: Aronson, Theo

Price: $8.00

Publisher: The Bobbs-Merrill Company: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2296700

ISBN: 0672513757

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket edges rubbed. Spine very slightly cocked, page ridges very faintly foxed. 1972 Hard Cover. ix, 260 pp. What do you say to the wonderful proceedings in Paris, which really seem like a story in a book or a play? wrote Queen Victoria to her uncle, King Leopold of the Belgians, in December 1851. Prince Louis Napoleon Bonaparte, nephew of the great Napoleon Bonaparte, had made himself dictator of France, stealing the limelight of the European stage to open the first act of a play that would last for more than thirty years—and in which Queen Victoria was herself to play a maj... View more info

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Tunnel Vision

By: Arrick, Fran

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Bradbury Press: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2292266

ISBN: 0878881638

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author with inscription, For Sean Daly with best wishes, Fran Arrick + Judie Angell. Jacket flaps very faintly toned. 1980 Hard Cover. 167 pp. After 15-year-old Anthony hangs himself, his family, friends, girlfriend, and a teacher must deal with their feelings of guilt and bewilderment. View more info

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East River: A Novel of New York

By: Asch, Sholem; Gross, A.H.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276274

Condition: Good


First American edition. Boards lightly soiled, two owner bookplates on front endpapers, jacket edges rubbed, jacket toned. 1946 Hard Cover. 438 pp. 8vo. Translated by A.H. Gross. Two immigrant families struggle to adjust to a new way of life and find happiness in New York City during the early 1900s. View more info

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An Old-Fashioned ABC Book

By: Ashton, Elizabeth Allen

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Viking Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2295667

ISBN: 0670830488

Condition: Fine


First edition. A fine copy. 1990 Large Hardcover. Unpaginated. An alphabet book celebrating the art of Jessie Willcox Smith, whose popular illustrations were featured on the covers of Good Housekeeping throughout the 1920s and 1930s. View more info

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Maps for Lost Lovers

By: Aslam, Nadeem

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Faber and Faber: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269607

ISBN: 0571221807

Condition: Very Good


First edition. A bit smoky. 2004 Hard Cover. 369, [5] pp. 8vo. The second novel by the award-winning British Pakistani author. In an unnamed town in England, Jugnu and Chanda have disappeared - and Chanda's brothers have been arrested for their murder. What follows is an unravelling of all that is sacred to the family, as the pious Kaukab tries desperately to square the traditional justice of her culture with the more personal consequences of their murder. 'Maps for Lost Lovers' opens the heart of a family at the crossroads of culture, community, nationality and religion and expresses their pa... View more info

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The Testaments (Barnes & Noble Book Club Exclusive Edition)

By: Atwood, Margaret

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Nan A. Talese / Doubleday: 2019

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2295088

ISBN: 0385545592

Condition: Fine


First edition. A fine copy. 2019 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 431 pp. More than fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid's Tale, the theocratic regime of the Republic of Gilead maintains its grip on power, but there are signs it is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, the lives of three radically different women converge, with potentially explosive results. Two have grown up as part of the first generation to come of age in the new order. The testimonies of these two young women are joined by a third: Aunt Lydia. Her complex past and unce... View more info

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The Vanderbilt Era: Profiles of a Gilded Age

By: Auchincloss, Louis

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200493

ISBN: 0684191121

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Pages toned. Jacket toned. 1989 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 214 pp. The Vanderbilt Era; The Commodore; William Henry; Cornelius II and Chauncey Depew; William K. and Alva; George and Richard Morris Hunt; The Daughters of William Henry; Henry White; Gertrude Whitney; Florence Adele Sloane; Consuelo; Grace; John Singer Sargent; Jay Gould; Augustus Saint-Gaudens; Edmund C. Stanton; Edith Wharton; Henry Adams and His Brothers; Louis C. Tiffany and Stanford White; Mrs. Astor and Ward McAllister; John Pierpont Morgan; Genealogical Chart of the Vanderbi... View more info

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The Winthrop Covenant (The First Edition Society)

By: Auchincloss, Louis

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1976

Seller ID: 2286253

Condition: Near Fine


First edition, preceding the Houghton Mifflin trade edition. 1976 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 294 pp. Brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Illustrations by Jerry Pinkney. A collection of short stories thematically focused on the Puritan ethic, by the lawyer and novelist. View more info

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Audubon, Early Drawings

By: Audubon, John James; Rhodes, Richard; Edwards, Scott V.; Morris, Leslie A.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2208610

ISBN: 0674031024

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Includes publisher's slipcase. 2008 Large Hardcover. xxxv, 250 pp. In 1805, Jean Jacques Audubon was a twenty-year-old itinerant Frenchman of ignoble birth and indifferent education who had fled revolutionary violence in Haiti and then France to take refuge in frontier America. Ten years later, John James Audubon was an American citizen, entrepreneur, and family man whose fervent desire to “become acquainted with nature” had led him to reinvent himself as a naturalist and artist whose study of birds would soon earn him international acclaim. The drawings he made during this ... View more info

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The Real History of the Vietnam War: A New Look at the Past

By: Axelrod, Alan

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Sterling: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285682

ISBN: 1402790252

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 2013 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xi, 369 pp. Released in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the escalation of the Vietnam War, this fifth volume in the Real History series draws parallels between contemporary international conflicts and what occurred in Vietnam half a century ago. Events since 2001 suggest that the agonizing lessons Vietnam should have taught us about armed enterprises in remote lands have gone unlearned. In examining questions about that tumultuous era—including the complex political manipulations that led... View more info

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Generals South, Generals North: The Commanders of the Civil War Reconsidered

By: Axelrod, Alan

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Lyons Press: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2298751

ISBN: 0762761490

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 2011 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 311 pp. Generals South, Generals North highlights twenty-four commanders—twelve each from the Confederacy and the Union. Best-selling author and military historian Alan Axelrod presents a biography of each, narrates the major engagements in which each fought (emphasizing tactical leadership and outcome produced), and explores each man’s ever-controversial reputation. His consequent rankings are based on both historical and modern-day sources. View more info