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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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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. 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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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

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 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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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 Cultivated Evergreens: A Handbook of the Coniferous and Most Important Broad-Leaved Evergreens Planted for Ornament in the United State and Canada

By: Bailey, L. H.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The MacMillan Company: 1923

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294776

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket. Plate and page 1-2 loose but included. Light general wear. 1923 Large Hardcover. xvii, 434 pp. Top page ridge gilt. Numerous photographic plates and illustrations. CONTENTS: Part I. The Place and Care of Coniferous (Gymnospermous) Evergreens Grown for Ornament: The Coniferous Evergreens in the Landscape; Cultivation and Propagation of Conifers; Adaptation of Conifers; The Insects, Diseases, and Injuries of Ornamental Conifers. Part II. The Kinds of Cultivated Conifers (Gymnosperms) in North America: A Systematic Enumeration of the Conifers Cultivated in North America... 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

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The Fermata

By: Baker, Nicholson

Price: $20.00

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). Sparkling. - San Francisco Chronicle. View more info

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Vox: A Novel

By: Baker, Nicholson

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Random House: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2278465

ISBN: 0394589955

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket edges rubbed. Top page ridge very faintly foxed, minor pencil note on rear endpaper. 1992 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 165 pp. Local author. Baker has written a novel that remaps the territory of sex--solitary and telephonic, lyrical and profane, comfortable and dangerous. Written in the form of a phone conversation between two strangers, Vox is an erotic classic that places the author in the first rank of America's major writers. Reading tour. View more info

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Mrs. Raffles: Being the Adventures of an Amateur Crackswoman

By: Bangs, John Kendrick

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2171959

Condition: Good


First edition. Front hinge starting, light stain to top margin, spine toned, boards lightly soiled. 1905 Hard Cover. v, [3], 179, [1] pp. 16mo. One of two story collections written by Bangs as follow-ups to E.W. Hornung's popular series featuring anti-hero Arthur J. Raffles, a safe cracker. Hornung was the brother-in-law of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and his Raffles series was second only to Sherlock Holmes in popularity during his lifetime. View more info

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The Wonder Spot

By: Bank, Melissa

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Viking: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270869

ISBN: 0670034118

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 324 pp. Struggling with ambivalent feelings toward the passions and identities that are important to other members of her Jewish Pennsylvania family, Sophie Applebaum makes observations about her family life over the course of twenty years. By the author of The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing. View more info

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The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing

By: Bank, Melissa

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Viking: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270870

ISBN: 067088300X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps very faintly toned. 1999 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 274 pp. A witty and incisive debut novel follows the life lessons of Jane, from defiant teenager to reluctant career girl, as she makes her way through love, sex, relationships, and workplace perils, prompted by dubious advice from a pop-psych guide to life. View more info

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Delicious Satisfying Elegant Simple

By: Barker, Thomas B.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Thomas B. Barker: 2017

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2279027

ISBN: 1981135863

Condition: Fine


First edition. A fine copy. 2017 Large Softcover. We have more books available by this author!. vii, 59 pp. Tom Barker has been cooking for over 50 years. This is a collection of his favorite recipes in a fully illustrated format. Everything from a simple breakfast to formal dinners is here for you to prepare and enjoy. Make an elegant lobster stew or just an old fashioned hamburger. Follow his cooking tips and practical advice to create melt in your mouth bacon or how to chop an onion without injuring your fingers. This book is based on his years of experience making meals that are truly deli... View more info