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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 Miraculous Horde and Other Stories: Part One - Spain: Monastery With Curled Clouds, The Miraculous Horde, Jarama Ballad, Brunete Ballad, The Yoke, 43rd Division; Part Two - Mexico: The Haunted Man, Burning Corn

By: Bates, Ralph

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2290578

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Spine and boards toned, rear endpapers lightly foxed. 1939 Hard Cover. 315 pp. A historical novel of the Spanish Civil War, published in London the year the war concluded. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Ralph Bates (November 3, 1899 – November 26, 2000) was an English novelist. He is best known for his writings on pre–Civil War Spain. View more info

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The Outer Coast

By: Batman, Richard

Price: $7.00

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, this book is a chronicle of experience and conflict, achievement and endurance. View more info

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Landscape Plants for the Southeast

By: Batson, Wade T.

Price: $5.00

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 Pillars of Eternity (Daw Books, No. 474)

By: Bayley, Barrington J.

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Daw: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2299788

ISBN: 0879977175

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. 1982 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 159 pp. When the Colonnaders plucked him from a life of misery and their surgeons rebuilt his twisted body with silicon bones, Joachim Boaz renamed himself after THE PILLARS OF ETERNITY. Now he seeks Meirjaihn the Wanderer, a planet that plots its own course between stars: for on its surface lies a gem that offers mastery over time itself . . . View more info

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Maps of War

By: Baynton-Williams, Ashley & Miles

Price: $30.00

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 advance of the British fleet at the Battle of Trafalgar to the trench maps of World War I, this unique collection highlights the e... View more info

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Stephen King Country: The Illustrated Guide to the Sites and Sights That Inspired the Modern Master of Horror

By: Beahm, George

Price: $12.00  $9.60

Publisher: Running Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2300957

ISBN: 0762404566

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Minor general wear. 1999 Hard Cover. 144 pp. Looks at the world in which author Stephen King lives and the real-life places that inspired the settings for some of his most popular works. View more info

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The Coast Guard

By: Beard, Tom; Hanson, Jose; Scotti, Paul C.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Foundation for Coast Guard History / Beaux Arts Editions: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2105724

ISBN: 0883636735

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Top corner faintly bumped, rear board lightly spotted. 2004 Large Hardcover. 367 pp. An illustrated history and tribute to the United States Coast Guard, from its foundation in 1790 to the date of publication. Color and black & white photographs and reproductions of historical illustrations throughout. View more info

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Death of a Poison Pen (A Hamish Macbeth Mystery)

By: Beaton, M. C.

Price: $6.00  $4.80

Publisher: Mysterious Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2299482

ISBN: 0892967889

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Ink note on front free endpaper, page base bumped. 2004 Hard Cover. 244 pp. As a series of poison pen letters sweeps through the town of Lochdubh, Hamish Macbeth begins to suspect a sinister motive, a suspicion that is justified when the local postmistress is found hanged, a supposed suicide, but Hamish's investigation is complicated by the arrival of the distracting Jenny Ogilvie. 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 attempt to decipher, justify, and simply survive their lives. 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, Jody's perfect -- perhaps too perfect -- lover; and Wayne, the rather who left Will without warning and now sees his infrequent... 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 subtle and sometimes startling difference between how things look and how things are--is compellingly explored. 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

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Another You: A Novel

By: Beattie, Ann

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271581

ISBN: 0679400788

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps faintly toned. 1995 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 323 pp. To her latest novel, Beattie brings the same documentary accuracy and Chekhovian wit and tenderness that have made her one of the most acclaimed portraitists of contemporary American life. Marshall Lockard, a professor at the local college, is contemplating adultery, unaware that his wife is already committing it. View more info

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Love Always: A Novel

By: Beattie, Ann

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: Random House: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271582

ISBN: 0394539656

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps lightly toned. 1985 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 247 pp. Lucy Spenser, the Miss Lonelyhearts of a chic counter-cultural magazine, finds her unflappable Vermont life completely upended by her teenaged soap-opera-star niece, Nicole, and her hangers-on. View more info

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Follies: New Stories

By: Beattie, Ann

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Scribner: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271583

ISBN: 0743269616

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 305 pp. Ann Beattie's Follies is a superb novella and collection of stories about adult children, aging parents, and the chance encounters that irrevocably alter lives. Beattie, winner of four O. Henry prizes, has been called one of our era's most vital masters of the short form (The Washington Post Book World). She is a masterful observer of domestic relations and the idiosyncratic logic that governs human lives. In Follies, her most resonant collection, she lo... View more info

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Park City: New and Selected Stories

By: Beattie, Ann

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271584

ISBN: 067945506X

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!. 477 pp. Thirty-six stories--eight appearing in a book for the first time and a generous selection from her earlier collections--give us Ann Beattie at stunning mid-career. Emotionally complex, edgy, and funny, the stories encompass a huge range of tone and feeling. The wife of a couple who have lost a child comforts her husband with an amazing act of tenderness. A man who's been shifting from place to place, always finding the same kind of people--sometimes the ... View more info

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Chipeta, Queen of the Utes: A Biography

By: Becker, Cynthia S.; Smith, P. David

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Western Reflections Publishing Company: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2280246

ISBN: 1890437794

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. Minor sticker adhesive on rear wrapper. 2003 Trade Paperback. ix, 270 pp. A well-documented account of Colorado's beloved Ute woman, who was the wife of famous Chief Ouray - from her early days, to her old age, to her legacy in Colorado. Chipeta or White Singing Bird (1843 or 1844 – August 1924) was a Native American woman, and the second wife of Chief Ouray of the Uncompahgre Ute tribe. Born a Kiowa Apache, she was raised by the Utes in what is now Conejos, Colorado. An advisor and confidant of her husband, Chipeta continued as a leader of her people af... View more info

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The Trains We Rode: Alton--New York Central (Volume I)

By: Beebe, Lucius; Clegg, Charles

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Howell-North Books: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2297884

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Small tear to jacket spine head, jacket edges lightly rubbed. Ink note on front free endpaper. 1965 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. 465 pp. Includes 801 illustrations--6 in full color and 5 new paintings by Howard Fogg. Volume I embraces the mainline carriers of the land from Alton through New York Central. View more info

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Bugs Bunny at the County Fair (A Little Golden Book)

By: Beecher, Elizabeth; Abranz, Fred; MacLaughlin, Don

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: Simon and Schuster: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2298090

Condition: Fair


First edition. Santi 74. Stain along edge with associated transfer to front board. 1953 Hard Cover. Unpaginated. Warner Bros Bugs Bunny goes to the county fair. View more info

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Up Old Forge Way: A Central Adirondack Story

By: Beetle, David H.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Utica Observer Dispatch: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2291625

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. No jacket. 1948 Hard Cover. 183 pp. Black boards with gilt titles on spine and on front board. Illustrated by Dante O. Tranquille. Tales from the Adirondacks. View more info

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Jack the Ripper: The Definitive History

By: Begg, Paul

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Longman: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285384

ISBN: 058250631X

Condition: Fine


First edition. A fine copy. 2003 Hard Cover. xii, 310 pp. England in the 1880s was a society in transition, shedding the skin of Victorianism and heading towards a more modern age. Promiscuity, moral decline, prostitution, unemployment, poverty, police inefficiency ... all these things combined to create a sense of uncertainty and fear. The East End of London became the focus for that fear. Here lived the uneducated, poverty-ridden and morally destitute masses. When Jack the Ripper walked onto the streets of the East End he came to represent everything that was wrong with the area and with soc... View more info

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My Brother Brendan

By: Behan, Dominic

Price: $5.00  $4.00

Publisher: Simon and Schuster: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2268440

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Front jacket flap price-clipped. Ink note on front endpaper. 1965 Hard Cover. 159 pp. Dominic Behan's bottle book uncorks the same Dionysian spirit as Brendan's Confessions of An Irish Rebel (see p. 153). Much of the story is reconstructed from Brendan's own lips, and nearly all is personal observation. Dominic's portrait of Brendan is more savagely graphic and uninhibited, covers some of the same incidents, fills in the missing parents, and carries the reader nine years farther to Brendan's funeral. He writes with as much love as his irascible, scathing brother will allow him f... View more info

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Shout Treason: The Trial of Aaron Burr

By: Beirne, Francis F.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Hastings House: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294645

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Rear jacket previously mended with tape in two places, jacket spine rubbed, front jacket flap price-clipped. 1959 Hard Cover. vi, 298 pp. In 1807, Aaron Burr, former Vice President of the United States and an eminent if controversial political figure, was tried for treason in Richmond, Virginia. He was accused, by no less a personage than President Thomas Jefferson, of plotting to separate the states beyond he Alleghenies, conquer Mexico and establish an empire in the West. View more info