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Vox: A Novel

By: Baker, Nicholson

Price: $8.00  $6.40

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 majo... View more info

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Mrs. Raffles: Being the Adventures of an Amateur Crackswoman

By: Bangs, John Kendrick

Price: $50.00  $40.00

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  $12.00

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  $12.00

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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Love Your Enemies

By: Barker, Nicola

Price: $9.00  $7.20

Publisher: Faber and Faber: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1539563

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Includes original jacket.Very Good. 1993 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 184 pp. These dozen stories are part fantasy, part gritty realism. View more info

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Delicious Satisfying Elegant Simple

By: Barker, Thomas B.

Price: $18.00  $14.40

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 t... View more info

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The Essential Difference: The Truth about the Male and Female Brain

By: Baron-Cohen, Simon

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: Basic Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287669

ISBN: 0738208442

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine head lightly bumped. 2003 Hard Cover. xiii, 271 pp. We all appreciate that there are differences in the typical psychology of men and women. Yet underlying these subtle differences, Simon Baron-Cohen believes, there is one essential difference, and it affects everything we do: Men have a tendency to analyze and construct systems while women are inclined to empathize. With fresh evidence for these claims, Baron-Cohen explores how these sex diff... View more info

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Voyage of the Narwhal: A Novel

By: Barrett, Andrea

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200954

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. A bit smoky. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 399 pp. 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2. A major novel by the author of Ship Fever, winner of the 1996 National Book Award for Fiction. Part adventure narrative, part love story, this unforgettable novel captures a crucial moment in the history of exploration, the mid-nineteenth-century romance with the mystery of the Arctic. Combining fact an... View more info

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The Voyage of the Narwhal: A Novel

By: Barrett, Andrea

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2270873

ISBN: 039304632X

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!. 399 pp. A major novel by the author of Ship Fever, winner of the 1996 National Book Award for Fiction. Part adventure narrative, part love story, this unforgettable novel captures a crucial moment in the history of exploration, the mid-nineteenth-century romance with the mystery of the Arctic. Combining fact and fiction, Andrea Barrett foc... View more info

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Lucid Stars

By: Barrett, Andrea

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: Delta Fiction: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270874

ISBN: 0440550009

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. Signed by author without inscription. Wrappers very lightly rubbed, pages lightly toned. 1988 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 328 pp. Author's first book. Penny Webb falls in love with Benjamin Day, but when their marriage fails, Penny must adjust to a new kind of family life. View more info

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The Forms of Water: A Novel

By: Barrett, Andrea

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Pocket Books: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270875

ISBN: 067179521X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket very faintly toned. 1993 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 292 pp. Brendan Auberon, an eighty-year-old man living in a nursing home, longs to see his two hundred acres of wooded land before it is flooded to provide water for Boston, and he persuades his nephew, Henry, to help him realize his dream. View more info

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The Middle Kingdom: A Novel

By: Barrett, Andrea

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Pocket Books: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270876

ISBN: 0671729608

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A nice copy. 1991 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 279 pp. Grace Hoffmeier travels to China with her husband, Walter, for the 1986 Beijing International Conference, where she falls out of love with him and in love with Chinese culture. View more info

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Once Upon a Time: A Floating Opera

By: Barth, John

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274268

ISBN: 0316082627

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A nice copy. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 398 pp. The novelist presents a fictionalized account of his life, staged as an operatic cruise through memory, desire, vocation, and that life's adventures, despairs, loves, marriages, selves, and counterselves. View more info

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The Friday Book: Essays and Other Nonfiction

By: Barth, John

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281613

ISBN: 0399129979

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket very faintly toned. Top page ridge very faintly foxed. 1984 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xx, 281 pp. The distinguished author speculates on the future of literature and the literature of the future, looks back upon his own novels, and comments upon various aspects of writing. View more info

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Sabbatical: A Romance

By: Barth, John

Price: $8.00  $6.40

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281616

ISBN: 0399127178

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Quarter-inch tear along top edge of rear jacket panel, jacket faintly toned. Top page ridge very faintly foxed. 1982 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 366 pp. The story of a young associate professor of early American literature and her husband, a fifty-year-old ex-CIA officer, and their life aboard a cruising sailboat. View more info

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The Outer Coast

By: Batman, Richard

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276289

ISBN: 0151704503

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Top edge of jacket lightly bumped. Ink note on front endpaper. 1985 Hard Cover. xiii, 384 pp. An odyssey of the explorers, adventurers, and scoundrels who confronted the Pacific wilderness when it was the edge of the world. This epic of pre-Gold Rush California and the Pacific Northwest illuminates the lives and adventures of Father Junipero Serra, Captain James Cook, Daniel Boone, and the men who followed in their footsteps. More than a historical account... View more info

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Landscape Plants for the Southeast

By: Batson, Wade T.

Price: $5.00  $4.00

Publisher: University of South Carolina Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266618

ISBN: 0872494330

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A nice copy. 1984 Hard Cover. xxi, 406 pp. Each species is illustrated by at least one drawing, usually of the flower and leaf. This volume is invaluable for homeowners selecting plants for the yard, for plant enthusiasts trying to identify the plants they encounter, and for nurserymen and professional landscapes. View more info

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Queen Zixi of Ix: Or, the Story of the Magic Cloak

By: Baum, L. Frank

Price: $325.00  $260.00

Publisher: The Century Co.: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2092774

Condition: Very Good


First edition, first printing (Bienvenue 213-16). All plates included. Corners lightly rubbed, boards faintly soiled, ink gift note on front endpaper, rear hinge just starting. 1905 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 303 pp. Baum believed this was his most well-written book, nearer to the 'old-fashioned' fairy tale than anything I have yet accomplished. Inspiration for the film The Magic Cloak of Oz. View more info

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The Emerald City of Oz

By: Baum, L. Frank

Price: $750.00  $600.00

Publisher: The Reilly & Britton Co.: 1910

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2122112

Condition: Very Good


First edition, first state, binding A (Bienvenue 47; Hanff 61) - advertisement on verso of ownership page lists through John Dough and the Cherub; metallic background and accents to front picture plate; black & orange pictorial endpapers. Two tiny chips from edge of color plate on front board, rear hinge just beginning to weaken, corners a bit rubbed, pencil name on ownership page. 1910 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 295, [1] pp. 8vo. Light blu... View more info

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Maps of War

By: Baynton-Williams, Ashley & Miles

Price: $30.00  $24.00

Publisher: Quercus: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283153

ISBN: 1847242073

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Bottom edge of rear board bumped. 2007 Large Hardcover. 223 pp. A lavish collection of 150 contemporary maps of the world's greatest battles. Gaze across history's bloodiest battlefields, as beautifully realized by the cartographers of the time. From the depiction of the battle of Pinkie Cleugh between England and Scotland in 1547—the earliest map printed in the British Isles—to chartings of the American War of Independence, and from plans of the advan... View more info

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The Language of Edison's Light

By: Bazerman, Charles

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: The MIT Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2284472

ISBN: 026202456X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine head bumped, minor tear to top corner of rear jacket panel. 1999 Hard Cover. x, 416 pp. Technology is business, and dealing with the media, the public, financiers, and government agencies can be as important to an invention's success as effective product development. To understand how rhetoric works in technology, one cannot do better than to start with the American inventor Thomas Alva Edison and the incandescent light bulb. Charles Bazerman ... View more info

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Perfect Recall: New Stories

By: Beattie, Ann

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: Scribner: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271515

ISBN: 0743211693

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A nice copy. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 347 pp. Presents a new collection of short stories involving characters who are coming to terms with the legacies of long-believed family myths, describing how they confront new circumstances such as weakness or sudden success. View more info

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The Burning House: Short Stories

By: Beattie, Ann

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Random House: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271516

ISBN: 0394524942

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket faintly toned, front jacket flap creased. Jacket ghosting on front board. 1982 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 256 pp. A collection of the author's most recent stories features their unnervingly sophisticated young people and older folks striving for wisdom and grace, all of whom are rendered by an acclaimed stylist. View more info

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Secrets and Surprises: Short Stories

By: Beattie, Ann

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: Random House: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271517

ISBN: 0394503147

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Minor pencil marginalia. 1978 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 307 pp. These fifteen stories by Ann Beattie garnered universal critical acclaim on their first publication, earning Beattie the reputation as the most celebrated new voice in American fiction. View more info

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Where You'll Find Me and Other Stories

By: Beattie, Ann

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Linden Press: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271518

ISBN: 067162220X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1986 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 191 pp. A collection of short fiction reflects on coping with life's inevitable sadness. View more info

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The Doctor's House

By: Beattie, Ann

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: Scribner: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271519

ISBN: 0743212649

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A nice copy. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 279 pp. A powerful and unsettling novel follows three unforgettable characters--Nina, a reclusive copyeditor, who, since her husband's death, has been obsessed with her brother Andrew's sexual exploits and indiscretions; Beattie, their mother, who spins her own tale of her children; and Andrew, who shares his own perspective on life--as they at... View more info

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What Was Mine: Stories

By: Beattie, Ann

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Random House: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271577

ISBN: 067940077X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A nice copy. 1991 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 237 pp. A collection of short fiction, twelve works in all, including two never-before-published novellas. Here are disconnected marriages and uneasy reunions, nostalgic reminiscences and sudden epiphanies--a remarkable and moving collage of contemporary lives. View more info

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Picturing Will: A Novel

By: Beattie, Ann

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Random House: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271578

ISBN: 0394569873

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps and edges of boards very faintly toned. 1989 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 230 pp. Picturing Will, the widely acclaimed new novel by Ann Beattie, unravels the complexities of a postmodern family. There's Will, a curious five-year-old who listens to the heartbeat of a plant through his toy stethoscope; Jody, his mother, a photographer poised on the threshold of celebrity; Mel, Jo... View more info

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My Life, Starring Dara Falcon: A Novel

By: Beattie, Ann

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271579

ISBN: 0679455027

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1997 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 307 pp. Dara Falcon is brilliant, manipulative, a pathological liar. The novel's narrator, Jean Warner, is perfect prey for her. Suddenly Jean's life, her marriage--her idea of herself--are dramatically wrenched out of their seemingly comfortable, if unexamined, balance. And in the process, one of Ann Beattie's urgent themes--the sometimes... View more info

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Falling in Place: A Novel

By: Beattie, Ann

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: Random House: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271580

ISBN: 0394503236

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps very lightly toned. 1980 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 342 pp. High-school student John Joel and a group of sophisticated friends learn about love, friendship, and life as they grow up in the 70's. View more info