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The Yearling

By: Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2282248

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Lacks jacket. Spine lightly toned, boards lightly soiled, front hinge just beginning to loosen. 1938 Hard Cover. 428 pp. 8vo. Inspiration for the MGM film starring Gregory Peck, Jane Wyman, and Claude Jarman, Jr. A Pulitzer Prize-winning classic originally published in 1938, Rawling's timeless story of backwoods Florida and the tender relationship of a young boy and his tame fawn continues to delight and enthrall readers. Woodcut illustrations by Edward Sh... View more info

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A Serial Biography

By: Raworth, Tom

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Fulcrum Press: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2263255

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Top page ridge lightly spotted, jacket toned with tiny ink number on spine base. 1969 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 94 pp. 8vo. The first novel by one of the major figures in the British Poetry Revival, which includes a lengthy endorsement by fellow poet Edward Dorn on the jacket. View more info

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The Reagan Diaries

By: Reagan, Ronald; Brinkley, Douglas

Price: $10.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272874

ISBN: 006087600X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Ink name on title page. 2007 Hard Cover. xiv, 767 pp. During his two terms as the fortieth president of the United States, Ronald Reagan kept a daily diary in which he recorded, by hand, his innermost thoughts and observations on the extraordinary, the historic, and the routine day-to-day occurrences of his presidency. Brought together in one volume and edited by historian Douglas Brinkley, The Reagan Diaries provides a striking insight into one of this na... View more info

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My New Fighting Technique is Unstoppable

By: Rees, David

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Riverhead Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274331

ISBN: 1573223735

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. Front wrapper lightly toned and lightly creased. 2003 Large Softcover. We have more books available by this author!. Unpaginated. The creator of the cult-favorite comic book Get Your War On shares a collection of zany cartoons and strips that captures the energy and outrageous characters of today's Web culture. View more info

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Respectable Women: A Novel of Kansas in the 1890's

By: Rees, Gilbert

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Random House: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201965

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Page ridge faintly foxed, jacket lightly rubbed. 1954 Hard Cover. 342 pp. 8vo. Jacketed illustrated by Paul Galdone, showing two nicely dressed ladies and a young girl, with a frontier town pictured in the background. This represents some of his earliest work, preceding 'Anatole' by two years, and only two years after his first credit as illustrator for Ruthven Todd's 'Space Cat'. He went on to become a very successful children's author and illustrator, wi... View more info

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Ace Reid's Cowpokes Cookbook and Cartoons: Cow Country Cartoons and Rare Recipes

By: Reid, Ace

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Ace Reid Enterprises: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276990

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Light stains on front wrapper and top page ridge. 1969 Soft Cover. Unpaginated. Rare recipes from the American South, illustrated with cartoons. View more info

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Year Zero: A Novel

By: Reid, Rob

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Del Rey / Ballantine Books: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276322

ISBN: 0345534417

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Remainder mark. 2012 Hard Cover. 357 pp. An alien advance party was suddenly nosing around my planet. Worse, they were lawyering up.... In the hilarious tradition of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Rob Reid takes you on a headlong journey through the outer reaches of the universe—and the inner workings of our absurdly dysfunctional music industry. Low-level entertainment lawyer Nick Carter thinks it’s a prank, not an alien encounter, when a red... View more info

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Bad Blood: Crisis in the American Red Cross

By: Reitman, Judith

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Kensington Books: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276298

ISBN: 1575661152

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Light one-and-a-half inch slice into jacket rear. Remainder mark. 1996 Hard Cover. xiv, 289 pp. For over a decade, the American Red Cross, the world's largest humanitarian charity, has been responsible for exposing millions of innocent people to a blood supply contaminated by HIV, syphillis, hepatitis and other highly infectious diseases. Now for the first time, investigative journalist Judith Reitman rips the veil of secrecy off the American Red Cross to ... View more info

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A Voyage to Purilia

By: Rice, Elmer

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Cosmopolitan Book Corporation, New York: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2150796

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Front hinge just starting. 1930 Hard Cover. 297, [1] pp. 8vo. A novel by the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright famous for Street Scene, his depiction of New York City tenement life. This work was originally serialized in The New Yorker in 1929. 'A satire on the film industry, set in the fictional land of Purilia, where behavior conforms to a standardized fashion. People have no digestive or reproductive organs, and marriage is blissful.' View more info

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Russet, the Rover (The Life Story of a Fox)

By: Richardson, Anne

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Western Gazette Co. Ltd.: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1947932

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Boards lightly soiled. 1940 Hard Cover. 119 pp. 8vo. Original orange cloth, gilt titles. The first publication in book form of the story originally printed serially by West Somerset Free Press. A British animal fable telling the story of Russet, the Rover, a fox living in West Somerset. By the author of In Red Deer Land, Little Tales of Fur and Feather, Nature Stories, and Ring o' Rabbits. Only 3 in OCLC. View more info

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The After House: A Story of Love, Mystery and a Private Yacht

By: Rinehart, Mary Roberts

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston / The Riverside Press, Cambridge: 1914

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2194816

Condition: Good


First edition. Spine toned, front hinge just starting, pencil name & town on front endpaper. 1914 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 280, [1] pp. 8vo. Includes all 12 plates by May Wilson Preston. Eighth novel by Rinehart, often referred to as the American Agatha Christie - she coined the phrase, 'the butler did it'. Blue cloth binding depicts a ship in a darker blue, with white titles.Keywords: MYSTERY THRILLER View more info

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Prince of the Clouds

By: Riotta, Gianni

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1748359

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Faint smudge on front jacket. 2000 Hard Cover. 287 pp. The first novel of Riotta's to be translated into English. A rich, romantic novel set in post-world war II italy--steeped in military history--about young love, idealism, and the lessons of experience. Palermo, 1946. Carlo Terzo, a retired military strategist who has never seen combat, is teaching young Salvatore Dragonara military history while Terzo works on his Manual for Strategic Living, in which ... View more info

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Masters and Commanders: How Four Titans Won the War in the West, 1941-1945

By: Roberts, Andrew

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harper: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281621

ISBN: 0061228575

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 2009 Hard Cover. xl, 673 pp. An epic joint biography of four titanic figures—a President, a Prime Minister, and two Generals—who shaped the grand strategy of the Allies during World War II.An epic joint biography, Masters and Commanders explores the degree to which the course of the Second World War turned on the relationships and temperaments of four of the strongest personalities of the twentieth century: political masters Winston C... View more info

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Soldiers Blue and Gray

By: Robertson, Jr., James I.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: University of South Carolina Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2275576

ISBN: 0872495728

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A nice copy. 1988 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. ix, 278 pp. Uses letters and reminiscences by Union and Confederate soldiers to depict what it was like to fight in the Civil War. View more info

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A Necessary End (The Inspector Alan Banks Mystery Series Book 3)

By: Robinson, Peter

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2197762

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Newspaper review mounted on paper and dated 5 April 92 laid in. Spine cocked.Near Fine. 1989 Hard Cover. 317 pp. First edition. Map of Swainsdale precedes first text page. A peaceful demonstration in the normally quiet town of Eastvale ended with fifty arrests -- and the brutal stabbing death of a young constable. But Chief Inspector Alan Banks fears there is worse violence in the offing. For CID Superintendent Richard 'Dirty Dick' Burgess has arr... View more info

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Mystery of Agatha Christie: An Intimate Biography of the First Lady of Crime

By: Robyns, Gwen

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2275158

ISBN: 0385126239

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket faintly toned. 1978 Hard Cover. xiii, 247 pp. A biography of the enigmatic and reclusive mistress of mystery answers the questions occasioned by Agatha Christie's notorious disappearance in 1926. View more info

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The Coronado Trail

By: Rodney, George B.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1741462

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Includes original jacket with color illustration. Ink name & date on front endpaper, endpapers, page ridges & jacket lightly foxed,jacket flap corners trimmed. 1932 Hard Cover. 256 pp. A western featuring Jim Leavitt, who must balance his efforts to construct a large dam, and his quest for the Eye of Coronado. View more info

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Arlington County, Virginia: A History

By: Rose, C.B.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Arlington Historical Society: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2279085

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Faint stain on front jacket panel, jacket edges very lightly rubbed with a quarter inch tear along bottom edge of front jacket panel. 1976 Hard Cover. ix, 274 pp. This is a comprehensive history of the area known today as Arlington County, Virginia. It tells of the early Indian occupation, the days when explorers, traders, and land speculators came up the Potomac River from Jamestown to this new frontier. Settlement was sparse for decades; at the time of ... View more info

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A Poet's Bible: Rediscovering the Voices of the Original Text

By: Rosenberg, David

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Hyperion: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274383

ISBN: 1562829882

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket edges rubbed. Minor ink marginalia. 1991 Hard Cover. xxvii, 410 pp. A fresh retelling of the Bible's most powerful stories reintroduces readers to the individual voices of the authors of the original verse. View more info

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Bookends: Two Women, One Enduring Friendship

By: Rostenberg, Leona; Stern, Madeleine

Price: $7.00

Publisher: The Free Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2271904

ISBN: 0743202457

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket lightly stained. Remainder mark, top page ridge faintly foxed. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. ix, 246 pp. The rare book dealers who delighted readers with the history of their bookselling days in Old Books, Rare Friends now offer the other side of their story -- an intimate look at the joys of a relationship that has lasted more than half a century. When their friendship and business partnership began in the 1940s, Le... View more info

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Professor of Desire

By: Roth, Philip

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199857

Condition: Very Good


First edition. A few faint spots on boards, front jacket flap creased, two light creases on rear flap. 1977 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 263 pp. 8vo. As a student in college, David Kepesh styles himself a rake among scholars, a scholar among rakes. Little does he realize how prophetic this motto will be—or how damning. For as Philip Roth follows Kepesh from the domesticity of childhood into the vast wilderness of erotic possibility, from a ... View more info

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The Great American Novel

By: Roth, Philip

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2270442

ISBN: 0030045169

Condition: Good


First edition. Ink name on front endpaper, boards lightly soiled, jacket toned with a few small tears, jacket flaps lightly creased. 1973 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 382 pp. ...the story of the Ruppert Mundys, the only homeless big-league baseball team in America history, whose wretched players wander like refugees from one Patriot League city to the next during World War Two... View more info

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The Prague Orgy

By: Roth, Philip

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281612

ISBN: 0224028154

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket flaps very faintly foxed. 1985 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 89 pp. In this surreal and powerful coda to the Zuckerman trilogy, Nathan Zuckerman is visiting Prague, where intellectuals come searching for Kafta, where half the population is spying on the other half, where misfits who don't submit decently to their misfortunes act out a comedy of manners in stylish decadence. Here Zuckerman meets Olga, and striking a deal w... View more info

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Goodbye, Columbus and Five Short Stories (The Modern Library of the World's Best Books ML 374)

By: Roth, Philip

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Modern Library: 1966

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2205681

Condition: Very Good


First thus, in the first of three jacket variants, referencing Letting Go instead of Portnoy's Complaint on the front panel. Jacket toned and lightly foxed. 1966 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 298 pp. Roth's debut, which won the National Book Award. Roth's award-winning first book instantly established its author's reputation as a writer of explosive wit, merciless insight, and a fierce compassion for even the most self-deluding of his characte... View more info

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The Casual Vacancy

By: Rowling, J.K.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266932

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Light wear to jacket. 2012 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 503 pp. 8vo. When Barry Fairbrother dies unexpectedly in his early forties, the little town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers a... View more info

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2: Special Rehearsal Edition Script

By: Rowling, J.K.; Tiffany, John; Thorne, Jack

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Arthur A. Levine: 2016

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272352

ISBN: 1338099132

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Top edge of jacket lightly bumped. 2016 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vii, [1], 327, [1] pp. Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on July 30, 2016. I... View more info

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Violence and Daily Life: Reading, Art, and Polemics in the Citeaux, Moralia in Job

By: Rudolph, Conrad

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269939

ISBN: 0691026734

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 1997 Hard Cover. xii, 145 pp. The twelfth-century manuscript of Gregory the Great's Moralia in Job, lavishly written and illuminated at the Cistercian monastery of Cîteaux in 1111, contains images of seemingly gratuitous violence and daily life that are famous but have a significance that has eluded most modern viewers. These images range anywhere from monstrous beasts that devour and hack at each other with swords to monks harvesting gr... View more info

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Rumi: Swallowing the Sun (Poems Translated from the Persian)

By: Rumi; Lewis, Franklin D.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Oneworld: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2280288

ISBN: 1851685359

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Top edge of jacket very lightly bumped. A few pages dog-eared. 2008 Hard Cover. xxxiii, 203 pp. Addressing the ultimate desire in mankind for meaning and fulfillment, the poetry of Jalal al-Din Rumi transcends temporal and cultural boundaries, providing a rich tapestry of wisdom and beauty for lovers of poetry the world over. Through his writing, the spiritual journey inwards becomes an outward journey into the arms of the all encompassing, a journey towar... View more info

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The Jaguar Smile: A Nicaraguan Journey

By: Rushdie, Salman

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Elisabeth Sifton Books / Viking: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2271312

ISBN: 0670817570

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Top edge foxed, light stain on top corner of front endpaper. 1987 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 171, [5] pp. 8vo. 'I did not go to Nicaragua intending to write a book, or, indeed, to write at all: but my encounter with the place affected me so deeply that in the end I had no choice.' So notes Salman Rushdie in his first work of nonfiction, a book as imaginative and meaningful as his acclaimed novels. In The Jaguar Smile, Rushdie... View more info

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Night on the Pathway: A Jane Amanda Edwards Story

By: Russell, Charlotte Murray

Price: $250.00

Publisher: The Crime Club, Inc. / Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2056696

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Boards lightly rubbed, cover spine a bit toned.Includes supplied original jacket. Jacket edges rubbed with minor loss from corners, lightly creased along edges, jacket flap corners slightly trimmed ($2.00 list price still present). 1938 Hard Cover. 274 pp. 8vo. A mystery in the Jane Amanda Edwards series, which began during the Golden Age of detective fiction in 1935 with Murder at the Old Stone House. Russell published 20 mysteries during her career, incl... View more info