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Two or Three Things I Know for Sure

By: Allison, Dorothy

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Dutton: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270795

ISBN: 0525939210

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1995 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 94 pp. An autobiographical narrative by the author of Bastard out of Carolina explores such topics as love and loss, beauty and terror, and the intricacies of family love and hatred while illuminating the rural poverty of the South. View more info

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Cavedweller: A Novel

By: Allison, Dorothy

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Dutton: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270796

ISBN: 0525941673

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 434 pp. From the author of Bastard Out of Carolina comes another compelling novel about four women whose lives converge unexpectedly and force all of them to come to terms not only with their past, but their future. View more info

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The Emperor Alexander II

By: Almedingen, E.M.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Bodley Head: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287062

Condition: Very Good


First edition. One inch tear to rear jacket flap hinge along top edge, a few small chips to jacket base, a few faint spots to jacket spine. 1962 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 367 pp. Alexander II (Russian: ?????????? II ???????????, tr. Aleksandr II Nikolayevich, IPA: [?l???ksandr ft??roj n??k??laj?v??t?]; 29 April 1818 – 13 March 1881)[1] was the Emperor of Russia from 2 March 1855 until his assassination on 13 March 1881. He was also the King of Poland and the Grand Duke of Finland.[2] Alexander's most significant reform as Emperor was emancipation of Russia's s... View more info

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So Dark a Stream: A Study of the Emperor Paul I of Russia, 1754-1801

By: Almedingen, E.M.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Hutchinson & Co. Ltd: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2291174

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket edges rubbed with two 1/2 inch closed tears, jacket price clipped. 1959 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 240 pp. 8vo. Frontispiece portrait of Paul I. A biography of the 18th century Russian Tsar Paul I, son of Catherine the Great, from his birth to his death by assassination, after only a few years in power. 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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Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad, 1863-1869

By: Ambrose, Stephen E.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276365

ISBN: 0684846098

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 431 pp. Black & white photographs. The Union had won the Civil War; slavery was abolished. Lincoln, an early champion of railroads, would not live to see the next great achievement. It took brains, muscle, and sweat in quantities and scope never before ventured and required engineers and surveyors willing to lose their lives in the wilderness; men who had commanded and obeyed in war; workers from China, Ireland, and the defeated South; and capitalists betting their money for possible profit. The gov... 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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Letters of Sherwood Anderson

By: Anderson, Sherwood; Jones, Howard Mumford; Rideout, Walter B.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288490

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Half-inch by one-inch chip to jacket spine head, one and a half inch chip to top edge of rear jacket panel, one and a half inch tear to front jacket flap hinge, front jacket flap price-clipped. 1953 Hard Cover. xxv, 479 pp. From libraries, collections and private individuals he has obtained the great body of Sherwood Anderson correspondence from 1916 to shortly before Anderson's death in 1941. Four hundred and one of the most important, characteristic and revealing letters he has reproduced here--most of them for the first time. These he has arranged chronologically, commented u... View more info

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The Journey Within (African Writers Series 206)

By: Aniebo, I.N.C.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London: Heinemann: 1978

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2135212

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

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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

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 quartere... 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 War Tank; or, Doing His Bit for Uncle Sam (The Tom Swift Series Book 21)

By: Appleton, Victor

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1918

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2291417

Condition: Good


First edition. No jacket. Pencil markings on front board, front hinge broken, ink gift note on front free endpaper. 1918 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. iv, 218, [2] pp. 8vo. Book 21 in the popular juvenile series. 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-packaging firm, and his adventures ha... 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. 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', Edward Ardizzone tells of his own childhood u... 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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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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The Works: Anatomy of a City

By: Ascher, Kate; Marech, Wendy

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Penguin Press: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281488

ISBN: 1594200718

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Minor stain to jacket spine base, top edge of jacket lightly bumped. 2005 Large Hardcover. 228 pp. 11.5 x 8.8. How much do you really know about the systems that keep a city alive? The Works: Anatomy of a City contains everything you ever wanted to know about what makes New York City run. When you flick on your light switch the light goes on--how? When you put out your garbage, where does it go? When you flush your toilet, what happens to the waste? How does water get from a reservoir in the mountains to your city faucet? How do flowers get to your corner store from Holland, or ... View more info

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The Exploding Suns: The Secrets of the Supernovas

By: Asimov, Isaac

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Truman Talley Books / E.P. Dutton, Inc.: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286554

ISBN: 0525243232

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Front jacket flap price-clipped. Edges a bit foxed, ink gift note on front endpaper. 1985 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 276 pp. When the universe was born some 15 billion years ago, the big bang produced vast clouds of hydrogen and helium. Where did everything else come from? Supernovas, the huge unstable suns whose immense convulsions and titanic explosions are the largest and most shattering events in the universe. Untold trillions of these giant crucibles in space, erupting down the long reaches of time, are now known to have forged all the heav... 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 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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The Clan of the Cave Bear (The Earth's Children Series Book 1)

By: Auel, Jean M. [Marie]

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Crown Publishers, Inc.: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2290602

ISBN: 0517542021

Condition: Very Good


First edition, first printing (full number line, $12.95 jacket price). Very good in near fine jacket. Front hinge just beginning to weaken, top edge faintly foxed. 1980 Hard Cover. 468 pp. 8vo. Author's first book. The first in Auel's legendary Earth's Children series, and inspiration for the 1986 film starring Daryl Hannah. This is the first novel in Jean M. Auel's epic of life 35,000 years ago when two kinds of human beings, Neanderthal and Cro-Magnon, shared the Earth. It follows the story of Ayla, a young girl who is adopted by a group of Neanderthal. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jean Marie Auel born... View more info

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Lascaux: Movement, Space, and Time

By: Aujoulat, Norbert

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283149

ISBN: 0810959003

Condition: Fine


First edition. A fine copy. 2005 Large Hardcover. 274 pp. A photographic and scientific tour of the cave of Lascaux, a treasure trove of ancient wall paintings that was discovered by chance in 1940, discusses what the cave reveals about the Old Stone Age and its animal world of some 18,000 years ago. 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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Believer: My Forty Years in Politics

By: Axelrod, David

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Penguin Press: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285509

ISBN: 1594205876

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. One-inch tear along bottom edge of front jacket flap. 2015 Hard Cover. 509 pp. David Axelrod has always been a believer. Whether as a young journalist investigating city corruption, a campaign consultant guiding underdog candidates against entrenched orthodoxy, or as senior adviser to the president during one of the worst crises in American history, Axelrod held fast to his faith in the power of stories to unite diverse communities and ignite transformative political change. Now this legendary strategist, the mastermind behind Barack Obama’s historic election campaigns, shares... View more info

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Orphan Hero: A Novel of the Civil War

By: Babb, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Yucca: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2157294

ISBN: 1631580493

Condition: Fine


First Edition. An exceptional copy. Fine. 2015 Hard Cover. 443 pp. Told by his stepmother that he alone had been responsible for the death of his mother, abandoned by the earlier departure of his father for the California 1849 goldfields, and threatened with being locked in a cage with his stepmother’s psychotic brother, eight-year-old Benjamin Franklin “B .F.” Windes decides to abandon home and trail his father’s path. Thus begins a trip of constant struggle with disease, severe weather, hardship, Indian attack, and death on his lone journey across much of what is now the United State... View more info

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The Complete Works of Isaac Babel

By: Babel, Isaac; Babel, Nathalie; Constantine, Peter; Ozick, Cynthia

Price: $22.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289210

ISBN: 0393048462

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A near fine copy in a near fine publisher's slipcase. 2002 Hard Cover. 1072 pp. Includes publisher's slipcase. Considered one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century?and the most revered short-story writer since Chekhov?Isaac Babel (1894-1940) left an extraordinary literary legacy that continues to grow, remarkably, more than sixty years after his death in Lubyanka Prison at the hands of Stalin's secret police. Despite Babel's celebrated stature?which had already been achieved during his lifetime?the whole of his work, owing to his arrest and the state of affairs in the... View more info

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The Bottle Factory Outing

By: Bainbridge, Beryl

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Duckworth: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199925

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1974 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 179 pp. 8vo. Freda had organized a day into the country for the Italian workers of the Bottle Factory. There would be a picnic in the park, a visit to a Stately Home; she would stroll hand in hand with Vittorio through the English landscape. It was to be idyllic. But the Outing turned into a day of tragedy and Freda, in a white wedding dress, went on a long journey by land and sea.'An outrageously funny and horrifying story' Graham Greene (Observer) 'After turning the final page of The Bottle Factory Outing, one can... View more info