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Saving the Tsar's Palaces

By: Morgan, Christopher; Orlova, Irina

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Polperro Heritage Press: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287720

ISBN: 095491371X

Condition: Fine


First edition. A fine copy. 2005 Large Softcover. 178 pp. Presents the story of a small band of talented Russians who were determined not to allow their country's heritage to be swept away by all the horrors of the twentieth century. The authors vividly recount how they battled to save the great country palaces built by the tsars around St Petersburg after the war. View more info

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Dr. Seuss and Mr. Geisel: A Biography

By: Morgan, Judith and Neil

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Random House: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288313

ISBN: 0679416862

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket spine head and spine base lightly bumepd. Minor highlighting marginalia. 1995 Hard Cover. xix, 345 pp. California journalists Neil and Judith Morgan present the authorized biography of the late Ted Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, the phenomenally successful, beloved author and illustrator of dozens of memorable children's books, including The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham. View more info

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Nine Perfect Strangers

By: Moriarty, Liane

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Flatiron Books: 2018

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2282214

ISBN: 1250069823

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A few very faint smudges on page ridge. 2018 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 453 pp. Nine people gather at a remote health resort. Some are here to lose weight, some are here to get a reboot on life, some are here for reasons they can’t even admit to themselves. Amidst all of the luxury and pampering, the mindfulness and meditation, they know these ten days might involve some real work. But none of them could imagine just how challenging the next ten days are going to be. Frances Welty, the formerly best-selling romantic novelist, arrives at Tranquill... View more info

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The Haunted Bookshop

By: Morley, Christopher

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company: 1919

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283717

Condition: Near Fine


First edition, first state (p. 76 not numbered; after Burroughs, Sty on p. 100, footsteps on p. 163). Minimal cosmetic wear. 1919 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vii, [1], 289, [5] pp. 8vo. A novel set in World War I era Brooklyn, consisting of the continuing adventures of Roger Mifflin, the bookseller who first appeared in Parnassus on Wheels. They thought it was just an ordinary bookshop, but little did they know that something was wrong... very wrong. Events were set in motion that propelled them into an escalating mystery, and none of them would ever be the same. View more info

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Here Come the Black Helicopters!: UN Global Governance and the Loss of Freedom

By: Morris, Dick; McGann, Eileen

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Broadside Books: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2287991

ISBN: 0062240595

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on bookplate. Very faint blue smudge along top edge of rear jacket panel. 2012 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiii, 192 pp. When it comes to spotting political abuses and covert conspiracies designed to strip Americans of their rights and freedoms, no one is more vigilant than #1 New York Times bestselling authors Dick Morris and Eileen McGann (Screwed!, Revolt!, Fleeced, Outrage). In their latest call-to-arms, Here Come the Black Helicopters!, Morris and McGann expose the most potent threat to date to our cherished... View more info

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Hong Kong (The Franklin Library Signed First Edition Society Series)

By: Morris, Jan

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2289799

Condition: Near Fine


First edition, preceding the Random House trade edition. Signed by author without inscription on front flyleaf. Publisher insert laid in. Spine slightly faded. 1988 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 359, [3] pp. 8vo. Full red leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Color frontispiece by Kunio Hagio. Franklin Library's Signed First Edition Society released signed, limited editions of new works that preceded the trade editions, with a special foreword and frontispiece that appear only in the limited edition. A novel... View more info

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The Life of Moses (Art Revelations)

By: Morris, Neil

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Enchanted Lion Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272297

ISBN: 1592700012

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A nice copy. 2003 Large Hardcover. 32 pp. For centuries, artists have taken inspiration from the books of the Old Testament. The life of Moses--prophet, lawmaker, and leader of the Jewish people--has proven to be especially fertile, as the stunning paintings presented herein reveal. Included are magnificent reproductions of: The Finding of Moses; Trial by Fire; Moses in Midian; The Burning Bush; The Ten Plagues of Egypt; Crossing the Red Sea; The Gathering of Manna; Drawing Water from the Rock; On Mount Sinai; The Golden Calf; The Brazen Serpent; The Testament and the Death of M... View more info

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Jazz: A Novel

By: Morrison, Toni

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286563

ISBN: 0394222822

Condition: Very Good


First trade edition, following the Franklin Library leather-bound release. Crease on front jacket flap corner. 1992 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 229, [1] pp. 8vo. From the author of Paraidse and Beloved, Jazz, is spellbinding for the haunting passion of its profound love story, and for the bittersweet lyricism and refined sensuality of its powerful and elegant style. It is winter, barely three days into 1926, seven years after Armistice; we are in the scintillating City, around Lenox Avenue, when all the wars are over and there will never be another one...At last, ... View more info

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The Season of Lillian Dawes: A Novel

By: Mosby, Katherine

Price: $15.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282267

ISBN: 0066212723

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!. 271 pp. From the acclaimed writer whose first novel , Private Altars,, comes a story of driving lyrical force set in Manhattan in the 1950s.When he is expelled from boarding school, Gabriel Gibbs is sent to live with his older brother Spencer in New York. Rather than a punishment, this becomes an exhilarating invitation to a dazzling world, from smoking cigars at the Plaza Hotel to weekend house parties filled with tennis and cocktails. It is in this heady atmos... View more info

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Private Altars: A Novel

By: Mosby, Katherine

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Random House: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282268

ISBN: 0679428968

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1995 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 321 pp. Author's first book. A richly textured portrait of two generations of the Daniels family explores the lives of a dynasty of eccentric misfits and outsiders in a small West Virginia town dedicated to its own stagnation. View more info

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Twilight: A Novel

By: Mosby, Katherine

Price: $15.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282269

ISBN: 0066212715

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 291 pp. In Twilight, award-winning novelist and poet Katherine Mosby weaves the unforgettable story of a woman's sexual and political awakening, in Paris, on the verge of World War II. Mosby, whose prose Time called rich and accomplished, evokes in Twilight a complex moment in history seen through the prism of a poignant love story. By breaking off her engagement to an emotionally remote fiancé, Lavinia Gibbs avoids a stifling marriage -- but outrages her socially p... View more info

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The Book of Uncommon Prayer

By: Mosby, Katherine

Price: $15.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282270

ISBN: 0062513583

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, 63 pp. The author of Private Altars offers a collection of eloquent prayers that resist fashionable themes while celebrating the uniqueness of heartfelt supplication, combining poetry, spiritual lyric, and monastic tradition. View more info

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Russia in the Age of Alexander II, Tolstoy and Dostoevsky [Tolstoi; Dostoyevsky]

By: Moss, Walter G.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Anthem Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285409

ISBN: 1898855595

Condition: Very Good


First edition - a paperback original. Sticker on rear wrapper, wrapper corners very lightly creased. 2002 Trade Paperback. vi, 295 pp. 'Russia in the Age of Alexander II, Tolstoy and Dostoevsky' is both history and story, incorporating in its analysis of Alexander II's turbulent reign the lives and ideas of the period's great writers, thinkers and revolutionaries who made this the Golden Age of Russian literature and thought. In his combination of considerable biographical material with the presentation of the main ideas of the era's chief writers and thinkers, Walter G. Moss has written a his... View more info

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The Returned: A Novel

By: Mott, Jason

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Harlequin MIRA: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2282742

ISBN: 0778315339

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 2013 Hard Cover. 338 pp. Author's first novel. Harold and Lucille Hargrave's eight-year-old son, Jacob, died tragically in 1966. In their old age they've settled comfortably into life without him…. Until one day Jacob mysteriously appears on their doorstep—flesh and blood, still eight years old. All over the world people's loved ones are returning from beyond. No one knows how or why, whether it's a miracle or a sign of the end. But as chaos erupts around the globe, the newly reunited family finds itself at the center of a community on the brink of collapse... View more info

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After You: A Novel

By: Moyes, Jojo

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books / Viking: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272855

ISBN: 0525426590

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket edges very lightly bumped. Security sticker on front paste-down endpaper. 2015 Hard Cover. x, 352 pp. 8vo. How do you move on after losing the person you loved? How do you build a life worth living? Louisa Clark is no longer just an ordinary girl living an ordinary life. After the transformative six months spent with Will Traynor, she is struggling without him. When an extraordinary accident forces Lou to return home to her family, she can’t help but feel she’s right back where she started. Her body heals, but Lou herself knows that she needs to be kick-started back t... View more info

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Travels in Alaska

By: Muir, John; Bade, William Frederic; [Parsons, Marion Randall]

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company / The Riverside Press, Cambridge: 1915

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2164495

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Picture panel on front board and corners rubbed, ink name on front endpaper. 1915 Hard Cover. 327 pp. 8vo. Original light green cloth, color picture plate mounted on front board. 12 illustrations/photographs, including frontispiece. A chronicle of mountaineering in Alaska by the founder of the Sierra Club, prepared for publication after his death by Marion Randall Parsons and William Frederic Bade, with an introduction by the latter. CONTENTS: Part I. The Trip of 1879: I. Puget Sound and British Columbia; II. Alexander Archipelago and the Home I Found in Alaska; III. Wrangell Is... View more info

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Selected Poems: 1968-2014

By: Muldoon, Paul

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2016

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276273

ISBN: 0374260826

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Pencil and ink name on front free endpaper, ink name on rear free endpaper. 2016 Hard Cover. 228 pp. Selected Poems 1968–2014 offers forty-six years of work drawn from twelve individual collections by a poet who “began as a prodigy and has gone on to become a virtuoso” (Michael Hofmann). Hailed by Seamus Heaney as “one of the era’s true originals,” Paul Muldoon seems determined to escape definition, yet this volume, compiled by the poet himself, serves as an indispensable introduction to his trademark combination of intellectual hijinks and emotional honesty. Among h... View more info

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Tales of the Werewolf Clan, in Two Volumes: In the Tomb of the Bishop; The Master Goes Home

By: Munn, H. Warner

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Donald M. Grant: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2278317

Condition: Very Good


First editions. Page ridges and jacket reverses foxed, 1/2 closed tear to jacket spine base of first volume. 1979 Hard Cover. 182, [2]; 207, [1] pp. 8vo. The Werewolf Clan saga began with a letter written by H.P. Lovecraft to Weird Tales Magazine. Take a werewolf story, for instance—Who ever wrote a story from the point of view of the wolf, and sympathizing strong with the devil to whom he had sold himself? This epic story, sprawling over the centuries, begins with Wladislaw Brenryk of Ponkert, Poland and culminates with tales told by what could be the last descendant of the Werewolf Clan. View more info

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Railroads of Arizona, Vol. I: The Southern Roads [Volume One]

By: Myrick, David F.

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Howell-North Books: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2282962

ISBN: 0831071117

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Half-inch tear along top edge of front jacket panel near spine, half-inch tear along bottom edge of rear jacket panel near spine. Ink name and date on front endpaper. 1975 Large Hardcover. 477 pp. Volume 1 in this authoritative history of Arizona's railroads covers the construction and operation of those in the southern part of the state. The book not only provides a detailed and invaluable description of the railroads but also of the history of Arizona and its major towns and cities. The railroads covered include the Southern Pacific, the Texas and Pacific, the El Paso and Sout... View more info

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Glory

By: Nabokov, Vladimir; Nabokov, Dmitri

Price: $45.00

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Company: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2156537

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Personal copy of Rochester journalist Henry W. Clune, with his name & address on front endpaper, and ink underlining & notations to some pages, jacket price crossed out.Very Good. 1971 Hard Cover. 205 pp. A novel by the author of Ada, Lolita, and Pale Fire, originally published in Russian in 1932 under the title Podvig. Translated into English here for the first time by Vladimir and Dmitri Nabokov. Despite seven nominations for the National Book Award for fiction, Nabokov never won the honor. Though he originally wrote in Russian, he later took to writing in English, an... View more info

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Marie-Therese, Child of Terror: The Fate of Marie Antoinette's Daughter

By: Nagel, Susan

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Bloomsbury: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285598

ISBN: 1596910577

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Top edge of jacket very lightly bumped. 2008 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxix, 418 pp. Susan Nagel, author of the critically acclaimed biography Mistress of the Elgin Marbles, turns her attention to the life of a remarkable woman who both defined and shaped an era, the tumultuous last days of the crumbling ancien régime. Nagel brings the formidable Marie-Thérèse to life, along with the age of revolution and the waning days of the aristocracy, in a page-turning biography that will appeal to fans of Antonia Fraser's Marie Antoinette and Amanda Fore... View more info

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The Art of the Chrysanthemum: Japanese Techniques for Creating Bonsai, Cascades, Giants, and Other Potted Styles

By: Nakajima, Tameji; Young, H. Carl; Scott, Ernest Lyman

Price: $40.00

Publisher: John Weatherhill, Inc.: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287901

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A few small chips to jacket edges. 1965 Hard Cover. xvi, 259 pp. Includes 44 color plates, 114 black-and-whites, 37 figures, 16 charts and tables. Part One of The Art of the Chrysanthemum is devoted to all of the general practices of cultivation and care which will assist the grower in producing quality plants no matter which style of chrysanthemum he wishes to develop. Part Two is concerned exclusively with the procedures for creating chrysanthemum bonsai, and provides an exceptionally detailed guide to this fascinating new aspect of chrysanthemum lore. The techniques for growi... View more info

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Historic Photos of Rochester

By: Naparsteck, Ruth Rosenberg

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Turner: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289496

ISBN: 1596523212

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Address label on rear paste-down endpaper. An excellent copy. 2007 Large Hardcover. x, 206 pp. From White Hots to the Garbage Plate, Wegman's to Bill Gray's, Historic Photos of Rochester is a photographic history collected from the areas top archives. With around 200 photographs, many of which have never been published, this beautiful coffee table book shows the historical growth from the mid 1800's to the late 1900's of ?the Flour City? in stunning black and white photography. The book follows life, government, events and people important to Rochester and the building of this u... View more info

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Bailey's Cafe

By: Naylor, Gloria

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282271

ISBN: 0151104506

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1992 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 229 pp. A motley group of misfits takes on a magical aura at Bailey's Cafe--as each character describes his or her motivations, desires, obsessions, and idiosyncrasies. By the author of The Women of Brewster Place. Set in a diner where the food isn't very good and the ambiance veers between heaven and hell, this bestselling novel from the author of Mama Day and The Women of Brewster Place is a feast for the senses and the spirit. View more info

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Linden Hills

By: Naylor, Gloria

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Ticknor & Fields: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282272

ISBN: 0899193579

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket edges very lightly rubbed. 1985 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 304 pp. Lester Tilson and Willie Mason, a pair of hip, latter-day poets, work their way down through Linden Hills, experiencing firsthand the lust, pain, hypocrisy, and valor of the hell-bound upper- and middle-class residents. View more info

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The Men of Brewster Place: A Novel

By: Naylor, Gloria

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Hyperion: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282273

ISBN: 0786864214

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!. 173 pp. Naylor returns to the fictional neighborhood, this time focusing on the men behind the women who inhabited that desolate block of row houses, telling their tragic, sad, funny, and heroic stories. View more info

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1996

By: Naylor, Gloria

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Third World Press: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282274

ISBN: 0883782634

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 175 pp. This fictionalized memoir of the award-winning author, Gloria Naylor, tells a story of a massive covert surveillance operation perpetrated against her by an official of the U.S. government. View more info

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The Scalawagons of Oz (Oz Series Book 35)

By: Neill, John R.; [Baum, L. Frank]

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Reilly & Lee: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2267483

Condition: Very Good


First edition, 16-page gatherings (Bienvenue p. 127). Rear flyleaf excised, ink gift note on ownership page, spine faded with two light spots in middle. 1941 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 309, [7] pp. 8vo. Red cloth, color picture plate mounted on front board, black-and-white illustrations by John R. Neill. The second book in the continuation of Baum's immortal Oz series by John R. Neill, following the sequels written by Ruth Plumply Thompson. These books are now considered part of the official canon - as such, it is considered the thirty-fifth book in the series ov... View more info

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Lucky Bucky in Oz (Oz Series Book 36)

By: Neill, John R.; [Baum, L. Frank]

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Reilly & Lee: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2267484

Condition: Very Good


First edition, 16-page gatherings (Bienvenue p. 128). Spine a bit faded, bookplate remnant on rear endpaper. 1942 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 289, [3] pp. 8vo. Orange cloth, color picture plate mounted on front board, black-and-white illustrations by John R. Neill. The third book in the continuation of Baum's immortal Oz series by John R. Neill, following the sequels written by Ruth Plumply Thompson. These books are now considered part of the official canon - as such, it is considered the thirty-sixth book in the series overall. View more info

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The Bomber War: The Allied Air Offensive Against Nazi Germany

By: Neillands, Robin

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Overlook Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285217

ISBN: 1585671622

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine head and spine base very lightly bumped. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 448 pp. An authoritative study of the Allied bombing campaign against Nazi Germany draws on the recollections of British, American, Canadian, and other Allied pilots, as well as on those of German fliers and civilians, to explore the role and effectiveness of the campaign and the moral issues involved. View more info