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Taft: A Novel

By: Patchett, Ann

Price: $20.00  $16.00

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  $48.00

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  $8.00

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  $8.00

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

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The Downward Spiral (Lock and Key, Book 2)

By: Pearson, Ridley

Price: $8.00  $6.40

Publisher: Harper: 2017

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276829

ISBN: 0062399047

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 2017 Hard Cover. 419 pp. The New York Times bestselling author of the Peter and the Starcatcher and Kingdom Keepers series, Ridley Pearson, brings us the second riveting tale in the Lock and Key trilogy. This bravely reimagined origin story of the rivalry of literature’s most famous enemies—Sherlock Holmes and James Moriarty—is told from the perspective of James’s observant little sister, Moira. At the thrilling conclusion to boo... View more info

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Now It's Time to Say Goodbye: A Novel

By: Peck, Dale

Price: $8.00  $6.40

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197732

Condition: Very Good


Signed by the author. First edition. Markings along page edges.Sticker remnants on front jacket panel, small tear along jacket edge. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 458 pp. Nude woman on front cover. With his third novel, published to overwhelming critical acclaim, Dale Peck delivers a gothic horror story of epic proportions.In the flatlands of Kansas, a small town called Kenosha burned to the ground; in its stead two new towns were created... View more info

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New York Transformed: The Architecture of Cross and Cross

By: Pennoyer, Peter; Walker, Anne; Stern, Robert A. M.

Price: $35.00  $28.00

Publisher: The Monacelli Press: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286733

ISBN: 1580933807

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An excellent copy. 2014 Large Hardcover. 240 pp. The architects Cross & Cross shaped the streetscape and skyline of New York City in the 1920s and 1930s with Upper East Side townhouses and apartment buildings, the RCA Victor Building, and Tiffany’s flagship store on 57th Street. Working through a period of American history that saw dramatic change, from luxurious apartment buildings during the economic boom of the 1920s, to federal commissions during the... View more info

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Traitors Gate (The Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Series Book 15)

By: Perry, Anne

Price: $6.00  $4.80

Publisher: Fawcett Columbine: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 1986954

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Includes original jacket. Minimal wear to corners. 1995 Hard Cover. 411 pp. 8vo. Someone is passing secrets to the Germans.... Britain's strategy in Africa is finding its way to the kaiser's government.... As Police Superintendent Thomas Pitt investigates the leak in the Colonial Office, he quietly looks into the tragic death of his childhood mentor, Sir Arthur Desmond. Pitt believes he was murdered, and ... View more info

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The Flight of the Romanovs: A Family Saga

By: Perry, John Curtis; Pleshakov, Constantine

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: Basic Books: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285606

ISBN: 0465024629

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Top page ridge faintly foxed. 1999 Hard Cover. xviii, 427 pp. A saga of love and lust, personal tensions and rivalries, antagonisms and hatreds, The Flight of the Romanovs describes the last century of the Russian imperial dynasty, the Romanovs, from the youth of the future tsar Alexander III in the 1860s until the death in 1960 of his daughter, Olga Alexandrovna, the last grand duchess. John Curtis Perry and Constantine V. Pleshakov use a wealth of previo... View more info

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The Man Who Would Be King: The Life of Philippe D'Orleans, Regent of France

By: Pevitt, Christine

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286436

ISBN: 029781317X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Bottom edge of front board lightly bumped. 1997 Hard Cover. xiii, 366 pp. When Louis XIV died in 1715 after 72 years on the throne, very few regretted his passing. The great king had become a testy and ill-humoured bore, depending more and more on his wife Mme de Maintenon. He knew that his succession was fragile as it depended upon his five year old child and, to support him, the man who became regent, Philippe d' Orleans, who represented everything the k... View more info

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Black Tickets

By: Phillips, Jayne Anne

Price: $75.00  $60.00

Publisher: Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2282295

ISBN: 0440007089

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Pages lightly toned. 1979 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xii, 265 pp. Author's first trade edition story collection (following limited editions of Sweethearts and Counting). With an uncanny ability to depict the lives of men and women who rarely register in our literature, Phillips writes stories that lay bare their suffering and joy. Here are the abused and the abandoned, the violent and the passive, the impoverished and the dis... View more info

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Fast Lanes

By: Phillips, Jayne Anne

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: E.P. Dutton/Seymour Lawrence: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282296

ISBN: 0525245154

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A nice copy. 1987 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 148 pp. Jayne Anne Phillips has always been a master of portraiture, both in her widely acclaimed novels and in her short fiction. The stories in Fast Lanes demonstrated the breadth of her talent in a tour de force of voices, offering elegantly rendered views into the lives of characters torn between the liberation of detachment and the desire... View more info

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Machines Dreams

By: Phillips, Jayne Anne

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: E.P. Dutton/Seymour Lawrence: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282297

ISBN: 052524252X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket lightly toned. 1984 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xii, 331 pp. In her highly acclaimed debut novel, the bestselling author of Shelter introduces the Hampsons, an ordinary, small-town American family profoundly affected by the extraordinary events of history. Here is a stunning chronicle that begins with the Depression and ends with the Vietnam War, revealed in the thoughts, dreams, an... View more info

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MotherKind: A Novel

By: Phillips, Jayne Anne

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282298

ISBN: 0375401946

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 291 pp. MotherKind is the story of Kate, whose care for her terminally ill mother coincides with the birth of her first child and the early months of a young marriage. She must, in a single year, come to terms with radiant beginnings and profound loss. MotherKind is a delicately layered narrative in which the details of daily life resonate... View more info

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Shelter

By: Phillips, Jayne Anne

Price: $12.00  $9.60

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company/Seymour Lawrence: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282299

ISBN: 0395488907

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pamphlet promoting author reading laid in. A very nice copy. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 279 pp. An incarnate evil, youthful innocence, and burgeoning adolescent sexuality meet in a gripping Southern Gothic tale set in a 1963 West Virginia summer camp as two young girls go to a swimming hole at midnight and encounter two ex-cons. View more info

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Spider Webs and Sunflowers [Spiderwebs] [Sun Flowers]

By: Phillips, Mary Geisler

Price: $125.00  $100.00

Publisher: Macrae Smith Company: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283774

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Ink gift note on front flyleaf, owner bookplate remnant on front endpaper, minimal loss of gilt from boards, minor loss from jacket corners. 1928 Hard Cover. 257, [3] pp. 8vo. Two children investigate the lives and habits of spiders. An interesting mix of a fictional narrative and educational scientific material. Illustrations by Blanche Greer and Albert W. Force. View more info

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The Tenth Circle: A Novel

By: Picoult, Jodi

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: Atria Books: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2278458

ISBN: 0743496701

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Faint edge wear. 2006 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 385 pp. Trixie Stone is fourteen years old and in love for the first time. She's also the light of her father's life -- a straight-A student; a freshman in high school who is pretty and popular; a girl who's always looked up to Daniel Stone as a hero. Until, that is, her world is turned upside down with a single act of violence...and suddenly everything Trixie has believe... View more info

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Command Failure in War: Psychology and Leadership

By: Pois, Robert; Langer, Philip

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Indiana University Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266948

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Faint smudges on jacket rear. 2004 Hard Cover. xiv, 282 pp. Why do military commanders, most of them usually quite capable, fail at crucial moments of their careers? Robert Pois and Philip Langer?one a historian, the other an educational psychologist?study seven cases of military command failures, from Frederick the Great at Kunersdorf to Hitler’s invasion of Russia. While the authors recognize the value of psychological theorizing, they do not believe t... View more info

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Knockemstiff

By: Pollock, Donald Ray

Price: $35.00  $28.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2195104

ISBN: 0385523823

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An exceptional copy. 2008 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 206 pp. 8vo. Author's debut short story collection, and first book.'In this unforgettable work of fiction, Donald Ray Pollock peers into the soul of a tough Midwestern American town to reveal the sad, stunted but resilient lives of its residents.Spanning a period from the mid-sixties to the late nineties, the linked stories that comprise Knockemstiff feature a cast of rec... View more info

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The Grass Dancer

By: Power, Susan

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282300

ISBN: 0399139117

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 300 pp. From the lore of her people, the Sioux, Susan Power presents an extraordinary debut novel rich in drama and infused with magic. Set on a North Dakota reservation, this book weaves the stories of the old and the young, broken families, romantic rivals, and men and women in love and at war. View more info

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Roofwalker

By: Power, Susan

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Milkweed Editions: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2282301

ISBN: 1571310398

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Publisher's postcard laid in. A very nice copy. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 199 pp. Milkweed National Fiction Prize. In a collection by the author of The Grass Dancer, a Sioux spirit travels the night sky in search of good dreams that are rendered true when he consumes them, from a Sioux elder's hope to return to her prairie home to a Harvard student's reevaluation of the learning process. View more info

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Suitable Accommodations: An Autobiographical Story of Family Life: The Letters of J. F. Powers, 1942-1963

By: Powers, J.F.; Powers, Katherine A.

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269901

ISBN: 0374268061

Condition: Fine


First edition. A fine copy. 2013 Hard Cover. xxiii, 450 pp. Best known for his 1963 National Book Award–winning novel, Morte D'Urban, and as a master of the short story, J. F. Powers drew praise from Evelyn Waugh, Flannery O'Connor, Saul Bellow, and Philip Roth, among others. Though Powers's fiction dwelt chiefly on the lives of Catholic priests, he long planned to write a novel of family life, a feat he never accomplished. He did, however, write thousands of letters, ... View more info

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Unromantic Spain

By: Praz, Mario

Price: $35.00  $28.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2278646

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. No jacket. A nice copy. 1929 Hard Cover. 270 pp. A history of Spain. CONTENTS: Introduction; Unromantic Spain; Du Sang, De La Volupte, De La Mort; The Alhambra and Churriguerra; Intermezzo: The Miracle of Segovia; The Triumph of Death; Mysticism, or Advocatus Diaboli; El Camarin; Cicadas and Castanets; Notes on the Foreign Phrases; Index. View more info

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The Breaks

By: Price, Richard

Price: $35.00  $28.00

Publisher: Simon and Schuster: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2269286

ISBN: 0671452363

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Inscribed and signed on front endpaper ('To Dan, with best wishes, Richard Price'). A previous pencil note on the flyleaf suggested that Dan is best-selling novelist, screenwriter, and journalist Dan Wakefield, though we have no further evidence to confirm this. A bit smoky, otherwise an excellent copy. 1983 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 446 pp. 8vo. Rejected by law school, college graduate Peter Keller takes on a series of jobs... View more info

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Imperial Palaces of Russia

By: Prince Michael of Greece; O'Keefe, Catherine

Price: $40.00  $32.00

Publisher: Tauris Parke Books: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286547

ISBN: 1850435669

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Bookplate on front paste-down endpaper, page edges very faintly toned. 1992 Large Hardcover. 215 pp. Russia's imperial palaces are magnificent edifices. The pictures in this book show a wide range of palaces, some well-known, some virtually unknown in Western Europe. View more info

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Two Men in Twenty

By: Procter, Maurice

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: Hutchinson of London: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276969

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Front jacket flap price-clipped, jacket edges very lightly rubbed. 1964 Hard Cover. 207 pp. The XXC mob is giving Scotland Yard a run for its money, but the police have no idea who they are. As the gang is London-based, Granchester's Chief Inspector Martineau is not overly concerned. Then London gets too hot even for this gang. Cain, one of its members, decides they'll slip out of London one by one, so that Scotland Yard will think they've been done for. T... View more info

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After

By: Prose, Francine

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Joanna Cotler Books/HarperCollins: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282302

ISBN: 0060080817

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 330 pp. The shootings in Pleasant Valley were fifty miles away, but at Central High a grief and crisis counselor is hired, security is increased, and privileges are being taken away. No one knows why. If you break the new rules the punishment is severe. And the rules keep changing every day. School feels like a prison. It's for their protection... View more info

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Blue Angel: A Novel

By: Prose, Francine

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282303

ISBN: 006019541X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 314 pp. It's been years since Swenson, a professor in a New England creative writing program, has published a novel. It's been even longer since any of his students have shown promise. Enter Angela Argo, a pierced, tattooed student with a rare talent for writing. Angela is just the thing Swenson needs. And, better yet, she wants his help. ... View more info

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Caravaggio: Painter of Miracles (Eminent Lives)

By: Prose, Francine

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Atlas Books/HarperCollins: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282352

ISBN: 0060575603

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 149 pp. Francine Prose's life of Caravaggio evokes the genius of this great artist through a brilliant reading of his paintings. Caravaggio defied the aesthetic conventions of his time; his use of ordinary people, realistically portrayed - street boys, prostitutes, the poor, the aged - was a profound and revolutionary innovation that left its m... View more info

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A Changed Man: A Novel

By: Prose, Francine

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282353

ISBN: 0060196742

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 421 pp. On an unseasonably warm spring afternoon, a young neo-Nazi named Vincent Nolan walks into the Manhattan office of World Brotherhood Watch, a human rights foundation headed by a charismatic Holocaust survivor, Meyer Maslow. Vincent announces that he wants to make a radical change in his life. But what is Maslow to make of this rough-look... View more info