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Portrait in Sepia

By: Allende, Isabel; Peden, Margaret Sayers

Price: $15.00  $12.00

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... View more info

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Two or Three Things I Know for Sure

By: Allison, Dorothy

Price: $20.00  $16.00

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  $12.00

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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Beyond the Limits: A Woman's Triumph on Everest

By: Allison, Stacy; Carlin, Peter

Price: $8.00  $6.40

Publisher: Little, Brown & Company: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269163

ISBN: 0316034681

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Light sticker ghosting on jacket rear. 1993 Hard Cover. 282 pp. The first American woman to reach the summit of Everest recounts her ascent, describing the grueling training she endured, the constant danger of the climb, close calls, and the pressing threat of death. Includes black-and-white photographs. View more info

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The Emperor Alexander II

By: Almedingen, E.M.

Price: $10.00  $8.00

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 K... View more info

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Saving the World: A Novel

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $15.00  $12.00

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... 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  $5.60

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 ... View more info

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Success

By: Amis, Martin

Price: $15.00  $12.00

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... 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  $5.60

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 shoot... View more info

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Letters of Sherwood Anderson

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

Price: $15.00  $12.00

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 ... View more info

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The Journey Within (African Writers Series 206)

By: Aniebo, I.N.C.

Price: $20.00  $16.00

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  $12.00

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, killi... View more info

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Vinegar Hill

By: Ansay, A. Manette

Price: $15.00  $12.00

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  $16.00

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 wha... View more info

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Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World: A Novel

By: Antrim, Donald

Price: $20.00  $16.00

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 subu... View more info

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The Young Ardizzone: An Autobiographical Fragment

By: Ardizzone, Edward

Price: $10.00  $8.00

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 l... View more info

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Ardizonne's Hans Andersen: Fourteen Classic Tales

By: Ardizzone, Edward; Corrin, Stephen

Price: $10.00  $8.00

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  $12.00

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  $12.00

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 do... View more info

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The Exploding Suns: The Secrets of the Supernovas

By: Asimov, Isaac

Price: $10.00  $8.00

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 t... View more info

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Maps for Lost Lovers

By: Aslam, Nadeem

Price: $30.00  $24.00

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... View more info

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The Winthrop Covenant (The First Edition Society)

By: Auchincloss, Louis

Price: $15.00  $12.00

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 Dyer's Hand and Other Essays

By: Auden, W.H.

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Random House: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287392

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket spine toned, a few chips to jacket edges, light stain on front jacket panel. Page ridge lightly foxed. 1962 Hard Cover. vii, 527 pp. The Dyer's Hand and other essays is a prose book by W. H. Auden, published in 1962 in the US by Random House and in the UK the following year by Faber & Faber. The book contains a selection of essays, reviews, and collections of aphorisms and notes written by Auden from the early 1950s to 1962. Many items were not prev... View more info

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Lascaux: Movement, Space, and Time

By: Aujoulat, Norbert

Price: $100.00  $80.00

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  $5.60

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 h... View more info

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Believer: My Forty Years in Politics

By: Axelrod, David

Price: $8.00  $6.40

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 transformativ... View more info

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Orphan Hero: A Novel of the Civil War

By: Babb, John

Price: $15.00  $12.00

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 wit... View more info

The Complete Works of Isaac Babel

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

Price: $22.00  $17.60

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?w... View more info

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The Bottle Factory Outing

By: Bainbridge, Beryl

Price: $30.00  $24.00

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 outrageo... View more info

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The Fermata

By: Baker, Nicholson

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: Random House: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200085

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Inscribed and signed by author on title page ('To Annette - Nicholson Baker'). Photocopy of Time Magazine review laid in, sticker remnant on rear jacket corner. 1994 Hard Cover. 303 pp. 8vo. Having turned phone sex into the subject of an astonishing national bestseller in Vox, Baker now outdoes himself with an outrageously arousing, acrobatically stylish X-rated sci-fi fantasy that leaves Vox seeming more like mere fiber-optic foreplay (Seattle Times). Sp... View more info