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Erie Canal Legacy: Architectural Treasures of the Empire State

By: Olenick, Andy; Reisem, Richard O.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Landmark Society of Western New York: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2264669

ISBN: 0964170663

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Publisher card laid in. A very nice copy. 2000 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. 208 pp. Color photographs throughout, map of New York on endpapers. The 176-year-old Erie Canal (completed in 1825) comes to spectacular new life in this 208-page, lavishly illustrated book. 101 cities, towns, villages, and hamlets are given individual attention with stunning color photographs by Andy Olenick and inspired anecdotal text by Richard ... View more info

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Erie Canal Legacy: Architectural Treasures of the Empire State

By: Olenick, Andy; Reisem, Richard O.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Landmark Society of Western New York: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2265140

ISBN: 0964170663

Condition: Very Good


Two 1 inch closed tears and 1/4 inch closed tear to front jacket edges. 2000 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. 208 pp. Color photographs throughout, map of New York on endpapers. The 176-year-old Erie Canal (completed in 1825) comes to spectacular new life in this 208-page, lavishly illustrated book. 101 cities, towns, villages, and hamlets are given individual attention with stunning color photographs by Andy Olenick and inspired anecdotal t... View more info

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Anil's Ghost

By: Ondaatje, Michael

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Bloomsbury: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2199018

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed and dated by author without inscription on title page. Corners faintly pushed, tiny closed puncture to jacket along rear joint. 2000 Hard Cover. 311 pp. 8vo. Ribbon marker bound in. With his first novel since the internationally acclaimed The English Patient, Booker Prize—winning author Michael Ondaatje gives us a work displaying all the richness of imagery and language and the piercing emotional truth that we have come to know as the hallmarks of... View more info

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George Orwell: A Life in Letters

By: Orwell, George; Davison, Peter

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Liveright Publishing Company: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2268256

ISBN: 0871404621

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 2013 Hard Cover. xviii, 542 pp. Appearing for the first time in one volume, these trenchant letters tell the eloquent narrative of Orwell’s life in his own words. From his school days to his tragic early death, George Orwell, who never wrote an autobiography, chronicled the dramatic events of his turbulent life in a profusion of powerful letters. Indeed, one of the twentieth century’s most revered icons was a lively, prolific correspondent who develope... View more info

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Straight from the Source: An Expose from the Former Editor in Chief of the Hip-Hop Bible

By: Osorio, Kim

Price: $3.00

Publisher: VH1 Books: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1736370

Condition: Very Good


First edition.Very Good. 2008 Hard Cover. Kim Osorio had a front-row seat for the biggest beefs, battles, and blow-ups in hip-hop. As the first female editor-in-chief of The Source, she had come up. From her corner office, Kim got the goods on hip-hop's hottest names: Jay-Z, Nas, 50 Cent, Lil' Kim. She developed close -- sometimes intimate -- relationships with the artists she exposed to the public. But The Source couldn't hide its own dirty laundry for long. Behind the ... View more info

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A Collection of Beauties at the Height of Their Popularity: A Novel

By: Otto, Whitney

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Random House: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282283

ISBN: 0375505458

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 283 pp. The bestselling author of How to Make an American Quilt transports us to San Francisco in the early 1980s, a magical, fog-shrouded city suffused—as are many of its denizens—with possibility and restless energy. In A Collection of Beauties at the Height of Their Popularity, Whitney Otto’s characters congregate night after nigh... View more info

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How to Make an American Quilt: A Novel

By: Otto, Whitney

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Villard Books: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282284

ISBN: 0679400702

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Sticker on rear jacket panel. 1991 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 179 pp. Author's first book. Inspiration for the film starring Winona Ryder. How to Make an American Quilt captures the rites of passage in women's lives. The art of quiltmaking becomes a metaphor for the realities of being a woman in America as the unforgettable stories of seven members of a contemporary California quilting gr... View more info

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Now You See Her: A Novel

By: Otto, Whitney

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Villard Books: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282285

ISBN: 0679415831

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xii, 303 pp. Kiki Shaw, a game show question writer, is about to turn forty. She doesn't mind that, except that she's also disappearing. Parts of her that were always there are vanishing, and no one seems to notice. As she contemplates this experience, Kiki makes certain discoveries about her life and those of the women closest to her. Per... View more info

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The Passion Dream Book

By: Otto, Whitney

Price: $15.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282286

ISBN: 0060178248

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!. xi, 276 pp. In The Passion Dream Book Whitney Otto blends fiction and history to explore the tumultuous relationship between art and the lives artists chose in the service of their art. Otto weaves a story that shifts from the Italian Renaissance to the Harlem Renaissance of 1930s America. The novel--the second from the author of the well-... View more info

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All Over Creation: A Novel

By: Ozeki, Ruth

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Viking: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282287

ISBN: 0670030910

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2003 Hard Cover. 420 pp. A warm and witty saga about agribusiness, environmental activism, and community—from the celebrated author of My Year of Meats and A Tale for the Time Being. Yumi Fuller hasn’t set foot in her hometown of Liberty Falls, Idaho—heart of the potato-farming industry—since she ran away at age fifteen. Twenty-five years later, the prodigal daughter returns to confront her dy... View more info

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My Year of Meats: A Novel

By: Ozeki, Ruth L.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Viking: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2275942

ISBN: 0670879045

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 1998 Hard Cover. 366 pp. Strange things happen in the love lives of two women--one a Japanese-American filmmaker from New York, the other a Japanese housewife--linked by a Japanese television show sponsored by an American meat exporter. A first novel. View more info

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My Year of Meats: A Novel

By: Ozeki, Ruth L.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Viking: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282288

ISBN: 0670879045

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Faint smudge to page ridge. 1998 Hard Cover. 366 pp. Author's first book. Ruth Ozeki’s mesmerizing debut novel has captivated readers and reviewers worldwide. When documentarian Jane Takagi-Little finally lands a job producing a Japanese television show that just happens to be sponsored by an American meat-exporting business, she uncovers some unsavory truths about love, fertility, and a dangerous hormone called DES.... View more info

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The Cannibal Galaxy: A Novel

By: Ozick, Cynthia

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282289

ISBN: 039452943X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1983 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 161 pp. Because he was permitted to survive World War II, French Jew, Joseph Brill has dedicated his life to the exhortation of his childhood rabbi--to teach. As principal of a school in the American Midwest, he teaches his version of enlightenment hoping to make a difference. But all he sees around him is debilitating mediocrity until the... View more info

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Heir to the Glimmering World: A Novel

By: Ozick, Cynthia

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282290

ISBN: 0618470492

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2004 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 310 pp. James A'bair, whose father is the author of the popular series The Bear Boy, has taken in the eccentric Mitwisser family and the orphaned Rose Meadows, who must resist the pull of the actual Bear Boy as she pursues her own desires, in a novel that evokes Depression-era New York.. View more info

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The Puttermesser Papers: A Novel

By: Ozick, Cynthia

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282291

ISBN: 0679454764

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!. 235 pp. Yearning for a life of the mind, Ruth Puttermesser finds herself mired in the lowest circles of city bureaucracy. Her love life hopeless, her fantasies more influential than wan reality, she nevertheless turns out to be the best mayor New York City has ever elected. Soon enough, though, paradise gained becomes paradise lost, and--e... View more info

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The Shawl: A Story and Novella

By: Ozick, Cynthia

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282292

ISBN: 0394579763

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Page ridges very faintly foxed. 1989 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 69 pp. Depicting both the horrors of the Holocaust and the lifetime of emptiness that pursues a survivor, 'The Shawl' and 'Rosa' recall the psychological and emotional scars of those who suffered at the hands of the Nazis. View more info

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Victoria's Daughters

By: Packard, Jerrold M.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285406

ISBN: 0312195621

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A few very minor tears to front jacket panel near spine. 1998 Hard Cover. xii, 370 pp. The story of five women who shared one of the most extraordinary and privileged sisterhoods of all time. Vicky, Alice, Helena, and Beatrice were historically unique sisters, born to a sovereign who ruled over a quarter of the earth's people and who gave her name to an era: Queen Victoria. Two of these princesses would themselves produce children of immense consequence. A... View more info

Bracelet: First Edition

By: Page, Beatrice

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc.: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1300693

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Minor jacket edge wear, light foxing on page ridges.Very Good. 1953 Hard Cover. This haunting novel is a double pilgrimage, two journeys in time, one contained within a single raw day in early spring on the New England coast, the other covering sixty-odd years. Both may end in exhaustion and death or they may end, as we say, happily. Written with consummate artistry, The Barcelete has a strength so naturally experienced that it may not be consciously recog... View more info

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The Pearl of Kuwait: A Novel

By: Paine, Tom

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harcourt, Inc.: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2281553

ISBN: 0151005184

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Top page ridge very faintly foxed, very faint odor of smoke. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 310 pp. He's California surfer Cody Cowboy Carmichael, and his life is forever changed when he meets Private Tommy Trang at boot camp. Trang is not your typical American patriot--his mother was a Saigon prostitute, his father a dead U.S. marine, and Trang's heart soon belongs to a sixteen-year-old... View more info

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Scar Vegas and Other Stories

By: Paine, Tom

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Harcourt, Inc.: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2281608

ISBN: 0151004897

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A nice copy. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 215 pp. With explosive narrative skill, Tom Paine pulls you into the worlds of a cross-dressing Army general, a confused lowlife being offered an incredible opportunity, and a despairing man whose mother hates him for no reason. Paine's stories feature exotic locales and take you on adventures you never imagined. His work has been published in ... View more info

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Fugitives and Refugees: A Walk in Portland, Oregon

By: Palahniuk, Chuck

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Crown Journeys: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2199819

ISBN: 1400047838

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed without inscription on half-title page. 'Autographed Copy' sticker on front jacket corner. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 175, [1] pp. 8vo. Want to know where Chuck Palahniuk’s tonsils currently reside?Been looking for a naked mannequin to hide in your kitchen cabinets?Curious about Chuck’s debut in an MTV music video?What goes on at the Scum Center?How do you get to the Apocalypse Café?In the closest thing he m... View more info

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Lullaby: A Novel

By: Palahniuk, Chuck

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269282

ISBN: 0385504470

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Bottom corner lightly bumped, a bit smoky. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 260, [2] pp. 8vo. Carl Streator is a solitary widower and a fortyish newspaper reporter who is assigned to do a series of articles on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. In the course of this investigation he discovers an ominous thread: the presence at the death scenes of the anthology Poems and Rhymes Around the World, all opened to the page where there a... View more info

The Skewed Throne: First Edition

By: Palmatier, Joshua

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Daw Books, Inc.: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1502567

Condition: Near Fine


First edition.Near Fine. 2006 Hard Cover. 400 pp. Author's first novel. The first novel in a highly original fantasy trilogy. One young girl holds the fate of a city in her hands-If she fails, it spells her doom-and the end of her world. Twice in the history of the city of Amenkor, the White Fire had swept over the land. Over a thousand years ago it came from the east, covering the entire city, touching everyone, leaving them unburned-but bringing madness in its wake, a ... View more info

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Doppelgangers

By: Pardee, Alex

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Gingko Press: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283770

ISBN: 158423573X

Condition: Fine


First edition. A fine copy. 2014 Hard Cover. Unpaginated. Zerofriends co-founder Alex Pardee returns with a collection of some of the most horrifying and iconic characters of film, video games and comics with Doppelgangers. The monograph displays a parade of serial killers, demons, aliens and psychopaths, from early Universal monsters in melancholy black and white to modern horrors captured in full bloody color. The freaks of cult classics rub shoulders with the slick ki... View more info

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Taft: A Novel

By: Patchett, Ann

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2199132

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Inscribed, signed, and dated by author on title page ('To Teresa, All best wishes, Ann Patchett, 9/94 New Orleans'). Top page ridge very faintly foxed. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 305 pp. 8vo. John Nickel, an African-American blues musician managing a Memphis bar, hires a white brother and sister, even though he knows they mean trouble, as he pines to be reunited with his son. By the author of The Patron Saint of Liars. View more info

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Bel Canto: A Novel

By: Patchett, Ann

Price: $15.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2282293

ISBN: 0060188731

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 318 pp. In an unnamed South American country, a world-renowned soprano sings at a birthday party in honor of a visiting Japanese industrial titan. Alas, in the opening sequence, a ragtag band of 18 terrorists enters the vice-presidential mansion through the air conditioning ducts. Their quarry is the president, who has unfortunately stayed home to watch a favorite soap opera. ... View more info

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Taft: A Novel

By: Patchett, Ann

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282294

ISBN: 0395694612

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket spine head and spine base lightly bumped. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 305 pp. Author's second book. Taft is the story of John Nickel, a black ex-musician who wanted nothing more than to be a good father. But his son is taken away from him and he is left with nothing but the Memphis bar he manages. When he hires a young white waitress named Fay Taft, he doesn't know that he is t... View more info

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The Winter Should Pass: A Novel

By: Patten, Nigel

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200438

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Inscribed and signed by author on front endpaper ('With the respects of the author, Nigel Patten, Villar [?] Juillet '67.'). 1967 Hard Cover. 255 pp. 8vo. Author's first novel. Issak flees his native Antwerp after committing a terrible crime. Settling in Snowdonia, he builds a home in the hills and founds a family with Rachel, a vagrant gypsy woman. But he remains haunted by his past with Julie, his one true love, and the conviction that his eldest son wil... View more info

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Juror #3

By: Patterson, James; Allen, Nancy

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 2018

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283943

ISBN: 0316474126

Condition: Fine


First edition. A fine copy. 2018 Hard Cover. 331 pp. Ruby Bozarth, a newcomer to Rosedale, Mississippi, is also fresh to the Mississippi Bar--and to the docket of Circuit Judge Baylor, who taps Ruby as defense counsel in a racially charged felony. The murder of a woman from one of the town's oldest families has Rosedale's upper crust howling for blood, and the prosecutor is counting on Ruby's inexperience to help him deliver a swift conviction. Ruby's client is a college... View more info

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Dictionary of the Khazars: A Lexicon Novel in 100,000 Words -- Male Edition

By: Pavic, Milorad; Pribicevic-Zoric, Christina (Translator)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283918

ISBN: 0394571835

Condition: Near Fine


First edition of male edition. Jacket edges lightly rubbed, slight discoloration on front jacket panel. 1988 Hard Cover. 338 pp. Male edition. A national bestseller, Dictionary of the Khazars was cited by The New York Times Book Review as one of the best books of the year. Written in two versions, male and female (both available in Vintage International), which are identical save for seventeen crucial lines, Dictionary is the imaginary book of knowledge of the Khazars, a... View more info