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Modern Tendencies in World Religions

By: Braden, Charles Samuel

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Macmillan Company: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1842729

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Includes original jacket. Page ridges faintly foxed, front jacket flap corners clipped (price still present), jacket lightly toned with minor wear to corners. 1933 Hard Cover. 343 pp. A 1933 comparative study of world religions and how the modern world affects them. Includes chapters on Hinduism, Japanese & Chinese religions, Islam, Russian religions, and Judaism. Also includes an appendix and suggestions for further reading. View more info

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The Chaneysville Incident: A Novel

By: Bradley, David

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Harper & Row Publishers: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274256

ISBN: 0060104910

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket edges very lightly rubbed. 1981 Hard Cover. x, 432 pp. The son of a moonshiner and the grandson of a slave, a brilliant but bitter Black historian wades through the dark secrets of his heritage to reconstruct and, finally, to accept his family's tragic history. View more info

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Frantic Transmissions to and from Los Angeles: An Accidental Memoir

By: Braverman, Kate

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Graywolf Press: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270797

ISBN: 1555974384

Condition: Fine


First edition - a paperback original. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 2006 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 217 pp. Kate Braverman grew up in Los Angeles in the late 1950s at the time when glitz was just beginning to be manufactured. Her Los Angeles was made up of stucco tenements, welfare, and the marginalized. It wasn't a destination city, it was the end of the line. Frantic Transmissions to and from Los Angeles chronicl... View more info

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Lullaby for Sinners: Poems

By: Braverman, Kate

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Harper & Row, Publishers: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270798

ISBN: 0060104392

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A nice copy. 1980 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vii, 88 pp. A brilliant book of poetry by a legendary American author. View more info

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Lithium for Medea: A Novel

By: Braverman, Kate

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Harper & Row, Publishers: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270799

ISBN: 0060104414

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket very faintly toned. 1979 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 251 pp. Author's first novel. In this startling, intense novel, Kate Braverman uses the language and sensibilities of a poet to create a portrait of a young woman on the brink of self-discovery. View more info

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Squandering the Blue: Stories

By: Braverman, Kate

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Fawcett Columbine: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270800

ISBN: 0449905519

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps very faintly toned. 1990 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 241 pp. Single mothers, insolent daughters, blood sisters, and desperate friends people the tales in this twelve-story cycle, as they live out urban fairy tales and nightmares in the atmospheric landscape of Los Angeles. View more info

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Wonders of the West: A Novel

By: Braverman, Kate

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Fawcett Columbine: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270801

ISBN: 0449906566

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps very faintly toned. 1993 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 280 pp. Newly arrived at her brother's home in 1960s Los Angeles, teenager Jordan Lerner struggles to deal with her brother's terminal illness, her mother's dalliances with a string of men, and a school where she is considered an outcast. View more info

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The Incantation of Frida K.

By: Braverman, Kate

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Seven Stories Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270802

ISBN: 1583224696

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps very faintly toned. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 235 pp. I was born in rain and I will die in rain, begins Kate Braverman’s The Incantation of Frida K., an imagined life journey of Frida Kahlo. The book opens and closes inside the mind of Frida K., at 46, on her deathbed, taking us through a kaleidoscope of memories and hallucinations where we shiver for two hundred page... View more info

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Palm Latitudes: A Novel

By: Braverman, Kate

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Linden Press / Simon & Schuster: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270803

ISBN: 0671645420

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket spine head and spine base very lightly bumped, jacket flaps very faintly toned. 1988 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 384 pp. Tells the stories of Francisca Ramos, a prostitute, Gloria Hernandez, a young housewife, and Marta Ortega, an eldery half-breed, who live in the Los Angeles barrio. View more info

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The Superhuman Mind: Free the Genius in Your Brain

By: Brogaard, Berit; Marlow, Kristian

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Hudson Street Press: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2267377

ISBN: 1594633681

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine-head and spine-base lightly bumped. 2015 Hard Cover. xii, 273 pp. Berit Brogaard, PhD, and Kristian Marlow, MA, study people with astonishing talents—memory champions, human echolocators, musical virtuosos, math geniuses, and synesthetes who taste colors and hear faces. But as amazing as these abilities are, they are not mysterious. Our brains constantly process a huge amount of information below our awareness, and what these gifted individu... View more info

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24 Hours

By: Bromfield, Louis

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Frederick A. Stokes Company: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2265826

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Owner bookplate on front endpaper, 1 inch chip from jacket spine base, with minor loss from other jacket corners, jacket toned. 1930 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 432 pp. A novel by the Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Green Bay Tree, Possession, and Early Autumn. Inspiration for the film starring Clive Brook and Kay Francis, directed by Marion Gering. Originally published serially as Shattered Glass; this edition released s... View more info

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Ford Model T: The Car That Put the World on Wheels

By: Brooke, Lindsay; Ford, Bill

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Motorbooks: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272299

ISBN: 0760327289

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Faint smudge on top page ridge. 2008 Large Hardcover. 208 pp. The story of Ford Motor Company’s Model T is the story that launched the American automobile industry--and America’s love affair with the car. When he introduced the Model T in 1908, even an eternal optimist like Henry Ford could not have predicted the far-reaching changes he was setting in motion. One hundred years later, this illustrated history looks back at the beloved Tin Lizzie. The bo... View more info

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March: A Novel

By: Brooks, Geraldine

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Viking: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200373

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 280 pp. 8vo. March is a novel by Geraldine Brooks. It is a parallel novel that retells Louisa May Alcott's novel Little Women from the point of view of Alcott's protagonists' absent father. Brooks has inserted the novel into the classic tale, revealing the events surrounding March's absence during the American Civil War in 1862. The novel won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. - Wikipedia View more info

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Caleb's Crossing: A Novel

By: Brooks, Geraldine

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Viking: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274239

ISBN: 0670021040

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Bottom corner lightly bumped. 2011 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. ix, 306 pp. Once again, Geraldine Brooks takes a remarkable shard of history and brings it to vivid life. In 1665, a young man from Martha's Vineyard became the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College. Upon this slender factual scaffold, Brooks has created a luminous tale of love and faith, magic and adventure. The narrator of Caleb's Crossing is Bet... View more info

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The Defenders of Shannara, in Three Volumes: The High Druid's Blade; The Darkling Child; The Sorcerer's Daughter

By: Brooks, Terry

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Del Rey: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2280898

ISBN: 0345540700

Condition: Near Fine


First editions, all three volumes. First volume signed by author without inscription. Jackets of all three volumes near fine. 2014 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 305; 300; 334 pp. The Defenders of Shannara, in three volumes. THE HIGH DRUID'S BLADE: Legend has it that Paxon Leah is descended from the royals and warriors who once ruled the Highlands and waged war with magical weapons. But those kings, queens, and heroes are long gone, and there i... View more info

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Facing the Music (Bright Leaf Short Fiction VI [6])

By: Brown, Larry

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2199926

ISBN: 0912697911

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on half-title page. Top page ridge faintly foxed. 1988 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 167 pp. 8vo. Facing the Music, Larry Brown’s first book, was originally published in 1988 to wide critical acclaim. As the St. Petersburg Times review pointed out, the central theme of these ten stories “is the ageless collision of man with woman, woman with man--with the frequent introduction of that o... View more info

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The Courts of the Morning

By: Buchan, John

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company / The Riverside Press: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2261992

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Includes all three maps. Cover spine lightly soiled, jacket edges rubbed with a few creases and closed tears, and minor loss from corners. 1929 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 384 pp. 8vo. An early jacket design by Hubert Rogers, who became a renowned science fiction pulp illustrator in the 1940s, most notably for the cover art of Gray Lensman by E.E. Smith. He also contributed cover artwork for Astounding Science Fiction... View more info

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The Living Reed: A Novel of Korea

By: Buck, Pearl S.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: John Day Company: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266362

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Two small chips to jacket spine-head, jacket edges lightly rubbed, front jacket flap price-clipped. Top page ridge faintly foxed. 1963 Hard Cover. 478 pp. The Living Reed is an historical novel by Pearl S. Buck in which life in Korea, from the latter part of the nineteenth century to the end of the Second World War, is described through the viewpoints and lives of several members of four generations of a prominent aristocratic family. View more info

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Imperial Woman: A Novel

By: Buck, Pearl S.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: John Day Company: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269486

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, spine very slightly cocked, spine head and spine base lightly rubbed. 1956 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 346 pp. When Pearl S. Buck finished writing her autobiographical work, My Several Worlds, she found that the most vivid character memory of her childhood life was Tzu Hsi, the last Empress of China. This is the woman usually known to Westerners as the Empress Dowager, or Old Buddha. But how little the West really k... View more info

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The Master and Margarita

By: Bulgakov, Mikhail; Glenny, Michael

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Harper & Row: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2280272

Condition: Very Good


First U.S. edition (stated on copyright page). Jacket and boards lightly rubbed, jacket price clipped, light crease down rear jacket panel. 1967 Hard Cover. vi, 394 pp. 8vo. Somewhat of a publishing oddity, in that two U.S. editions were released in the same year: the Harper & Row edition translated by Michael Glenny (offered here) and a Grove Press edition translated by Mirra Ginsburg. Both are still in print in paperback editions, which indicates that each has its own ... View more info

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Enderby

By: Burgess, Anthony

Price: $20.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203556

Condition: Near Fine


First American edition. Jacket edges lightly rubbed, jacket lightly toned, bottom corner of front jacket flap clipped. 1968 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 412 pp. 8vo. A comic novel by the author of the controversial A Clockwork Orange, which inspired the film that was perhaps even more controversial. Burgess first released a novel entitled Inside Mr. Enderby, written pseudonymously as Joseph Kell, which was suppressed in the United States. Eve... View more info

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1985

By: Burgess, Anthony

Price: $20.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2271311

ISBN: 0316116513

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Page ridges foxed, a bit smoky. 1968 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 272, [4] pp. 8vo. This two-part response to 1984 minutely analyzes the original novel, and, after Burgess decides that 1984 will not resemble Orwell's fantasy, creates a comic counter-novel of future Britain. View more info

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The End of the World News: An Entertainment

By: Burgess, Anthony

Price: $10.00

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Company: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274250

ISBN: 0070089655

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket faintly toned. Top page ridge lightly foxed, very faint odor of smoke. 1983 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 388 pp. The End of the World News is a 1982 novel by British author Anthony Burgess. Presented without chapter breaks, the plot weaves together three storylines. One follows Leon Trotsky on a journey to New York City shortly before the Russian Revolution of 1917. This story is written as the libretto of an Off-Broa... View more info

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Earthly Powers: A Novel

By: Burgess, Anthony

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274380

ISBN: 0671414909

Condition: Good


First edition. Jacket front bumped, jacket lightly toned. Page ridges lightly foxed, faint odor of smoke. 1980 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 607 pp. An exploration of the very essence of power centers on two men who represent different types of earthly power--one an eminent novelist and well-known homosexual, the other a man of God who rises through the Vatican hierarchy. View more info

The Devil's Mode: Stories

By: Burgess, Anthony

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Random House: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281630

ISBN: 0394576705

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket spine head and spine base lightly bumped. Page ridges lightly foxed. 1989 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 290 pp. Stories imagine a meeting between Shakespeare and Cervantes, Attila the Hun's thoughts on civilization, Claude Debussy's musical discovery, and a man who becomes a permanent traveler. View more info

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The Auto Album

By: Burness, Tad

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2278446

ISBN: 0395339669

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Page ridges lightly foxed. 1983 Soft Cover. xiii, 174 pp. Includes black-and-white illustrations. CONTENTS: Introduction; The Antique Era (To 1909): 1894, Electrobat - 1903, White Steam Car - 1907, Thomas Flyer - 1908, Rapid Bus; A Time of Change (The 1910s): 1910, Ford Model T - 1911, Reeves Octoauto - 1912, Alldays & Onions - 1913, Garford - 1914, Packard - 1914, Richmond - 1915, Chevrolet Royal Mail Roadster - 1916, Dunn Cyclecar - 1916 1/2, Milburn Lig... View more info

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Tarzan and the Forbidden City

By: Burroughs, Edgar Rice

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2092565

Condition: Good


First edition. Lacks jacket. Spine & fore-edge faded, ink name on front endpaper. 1938 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 315, [1] pp. 8vo. Color frontispiece and four black & white plates by John Coleman Burroughs. Heins FC-1: 'The search for a man and a huge diamond brings Tarzan to two cities hidden in an extinct volcano... FC-1 has the unique distinction of being the one and only Burroughs book to have a frontispiece in full color. This was the... View more info

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Tarzan and the Forbidden City (The Tarzan Series Book 23)

By: Burroughs, Edgar Rice

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2262019

Condition: Near Fine


First edition (Heins FC-1). Fine in near fine jacket. 1938 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 315, [1] pp. 8vo. Color frontispiece and four black & white plates by John Coleman Burroughs. The twenty-fourth in the Tarzan series. 'The search for a man and a huge diamond brings Tarzan to two cities hidden in an extinct volcano... FC-1 has the unique distinction of being the one and only Burroughs book to have a frontispiece in full color. This was the... View more info

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Tarzan and the Foreign Legion (The Tarzan Series Book 29)

By: Burroughs, Edgar Rice

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2262022

Condition: Near Fine


First edition (Heins FL-1). Fine in very good jacket. 1/4 inch jacket tear, top edge of front jacket panel a bit foxed. 1947 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 314 pp. 8vo. Frontispiece and four black & white plates by John Coleman Burroughs. The twenty-ninth in the Tarzan series. 'Tarzan and his friends join the Dutch guerrillas in Japanese-held Sumatra during World War II.' View more info

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Synthetic Men of Mars: The 1940 Mars Novel (Mars Series Book 6)

By: Burroughs, Edgar Rice

Price: $425.00

Publisher: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2262045

Condition: Near Fine


First edition (Heins SMM-1). Fine in very good jacket. Two 1 jacket tears, jacket edges lightly rubbed. 1940 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 315 pp. 8vo. Jacket illustration, frontispiece, and four plates by John Coleman Burroughs. The sixth book in the Mars series. 'The Warlord and Vor Daj struggle against an ancient doctor's indestructible synthetic human life.' View more info