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Starr Bright Will Be With You Soon

By: Smith, Rosamond [Oates, Joyce Carol]

Price: $35.00  $28.00

Publisher: Dutton: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197188

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page ('RS' / Joyce Carol Oates). 1999 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 264 pp. 8vo. A novel by the National Book Award winner and Pulitzer Prize nominee.As Rosamond Smith, Joyce Carol Oates has explored the secret kinship of twins, often depicted as diabolical doubles who are mirror-images of our darker more violent selves. In Starr Bright Will Be With You Soon, she takes this scenario ... View more info

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Nemesis: A Novel

By: Smith, Rosamond [Oates, Joyce Carol]

Price: $30.00  $24.00

Publisher: Dutton: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196935

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author (as Joyce Carol Oates, not pseudonymously) without inscription on title page. Publisher's review slip laid in. Spine base faintly discolored. 1990 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 276 pp. 8vo. A novel by National Book Award winning author Joyce Carol Oates, who has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize multiple times. Published under the pseudonym Rosamond Smith. Maggie teaches piano at the Conservatory. Beneath th... View more info

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A Citizen of the Country: A Novel

By: Smith, Sarah

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282462

ISBN: 0345433025

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!. 420 pp. My wife will murder me unless I murder her first. In the ancient, bloody region of French Flanders looms Montfort castle, home of Count André du Monde, owner of a famous Paris horror theatre. To repair his fortunes, he marries an heiress. Sabine is young, blameless, beautiful, and rich, a perfect leading lady for André's first fi... View more info

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The Knowledge of Water: A Novel

By: Smith, Sarah

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282463

ISBN: 0345391357

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 469 pp. An enigmatic man haunted by guilt and a dark secret from the past . . . A beautiful young woman consumed by a desire that could destroy her lifelong dream . . . A madman who stalks them both in retribution for a murder they know nothing about. They are all part of one of the most critically acclaimed suspense novels of the year. View more info

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Chasing Shakespeares: A Novel

By: Smith, Sarah

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: Atria Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282488

ISBN: 0743464826

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 337 pp. After two Harvard graduates discover a letter that appears to have been penned by William Shakespeare, the find offers promise to the career of one and challenges the other to prove the letter is a forgery. View more info

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The Vanished Child: A Novel

By: Smith, Sarah

Price: $35.00  $28.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282489

ISBN: 0345373502

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!. 420 pp. Author's second novel, and first in book form (following the hypertext SF novel King of Space). New England, 1887. The millionaire William Knight is brutally murdered and the only witness is his grandchild, Richard, who himself disappears, and is presumed dead. Eighteen years later, Richard is recognized in Switzerland in the perso... View more info

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The Dark of the Sun

By: Smith, Wilbur

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Heinemann: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287911

ISBN: 0434714003

Condition: Good


First edition. Former library copy - usual marks. 1965 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 284 pp. Bruce Curry sets out with a trainload of mercenaries to relieve a mining town besieged by rebels in the heart of the African jungle. The journey, turns into a nightmare, softened only by Shermaine, a Belgian girl he meets and with whom he falls in love. But love is no elixir. In fact, it considerably complicates Curry's struggle to carry out his missio... View more info

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A Sparrow Falls

By: Smith, Wilbur

Price: $30.00  $24.00

Publisher: Heinemann: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287912

ISBN: 0434714100

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket edges lightly rubbed, minor chip along bottom edge of front jacket panel. A few smudges to page ridges, bookplate on front endpaper. 1977 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 539 pp. Mark Anders grew up on eight thousand acres of African land that bore his family name. Then he fought in Europe's Great War and, upon returning to his ancestral home, he saw savagery unlike any other€. In Africa, Mark's family estate has been des... View more info

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Cry Wolf

By: Smith, Wilbur

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Heinemann: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287913

ISBN: 0434714097

Condition: Very Good


First edition. One-inch tear and half-inch chip to jacket spine head, two inch tear along bottom edge of front jacket flap hinge, jacket edges heavily rubbed. A few light spots on page ridge, ink name on front endpaper. 1976 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 388 pp. A wartime thriller in which three people - a Texan, an Englishman and an American reporter - embark on a daring adventure as they attempt to save the Ethiopian people from annihilation... View more info

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The Angels Weep (Ballantyne, Book 3)

By: Smith, Wilbur

Price: $30.00  $24.00

Publisher: Heinemann: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287914

ISBN: 0434714143

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket edges very lightly rubbed. Front and rear hinges starting. 1982 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 506 pp. In The Angels Weep by Wilbur Smith, on a continent of breathtaking beauty and bitter suffering, two vastly different cultures clashed, mingled, and recoiled. Here, amidst mist-shrouded mountains and gold-studded plateaus, ancient tribesmen lived close to the earth, as white men dug fortunes out from beneath them and laid ... View more info

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Images from the Storm: 300 Civil War Images by the Author of Eye of the Storm

By: Sneden, Robert Knox; Bryan, Charles F., Jr.; Kelly, James C.; Lankford, Nelson D.

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: The Free Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288069

ISBN: 0743223608

Condition: Fine


First edition. A fine copy. 2001 Large Hardcover. xxii, 263 pp. A retrospective study of the work of Robert Knox Sneden continues with this publication of hundreds more images from the Union cartographer's amazing collection of Civil War sketches, engravings, and maps. View more info

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Magical Mimics in Oz (Oz Series Book 37)

By: Snow, Jack; [Baum, L. Frank]

Price: $35.00  $28.00

Publisher: The Reilly & Lee Co.: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272877

Condition: Very Good


First edition, binding A, bulking over 1 inch - not the reprint that is 7/8 (Bienvenue p. 133). The A binding is more desirable, as it matches the cover design of the original editions of Baum's books, which also had color picture plates mounted on the front board. Lacks jacket. Boards faintly soiled, a bit musty, corners a bit rubbed. 1946 Hard Cover. 242 pp. 8vo. Grey cloth, black titles and Toto motif on spine, full color paper label on front board. black-and-white il... View more info

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Frost: The Poet and His Poetry (First Appearance in Print of One Favored Acorn)

By: Sohn, David A.; Tyre, Richard

Price: $5.00  $4.00

Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc.: 1967

Seller ID: 1729289

Condition: Very Good


Includes 33 1/3 RPM record in rear pocket. Wrappers lightly rubbed. 1967 Trade Paperback. x, 70 pp. Record includes recordings of Provide, Provide; Come In; Fire and Ice; Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening. The first appearance of One Favored Acorn in print. View more info

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August 1914

By: Solzhenitsyn, Alexander [Aleksandr I.]; Glenny, Michael

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199851

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket price clipped, jacket lightly toned. 1972 Hard Cover. 622 pp. 8vo. Translated by Michael Glenny. Original red cloth hardcover binding with gold lettering, maps on endpapers, portrait of author by Karl W. Stuecklen on dust jacket rear. In his monumental narrative of the outbreak of the First World War and the ill-fated Russian offensive into East Prussia, Solzhenitsyn has written what Nina Krushcheva, in The Nation, calls a dramatically new interpret... View more info

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The U.S. Open: Golf's Ultimate Challenge

By: Sommers, Robert

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Antheneum: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272857

ISBN: 0689115253

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket very faintly toned. Newspaper clippings taped to front endpapers and second blank. 1987 Hard Cover. xii, 350 pp. Traces the history of the U.S. Open, explains how its golfers and courses are chosen, and describes the careers of the participating golfers. View more info

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Teaching Self-Hypnosis: An Introductory Guide for Clinicians (A Norton Professional Book)

By: Soskis, David A.

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288038

ISBN: 0393700100

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket faintly toned, rear jacket flap creased. 1986 Hard Cover. xvii, 220 pp. This introductory guide will enable all clinicians--psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, and other health-care professionals--to teach self-hypnosis to those patients who will benefit from it. Its aim is to take the beginner from an interest in hypnosis to the point where he or she has used it successfully with several patients. View more info

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Blue Movie

By: Souther, Terry

Price: $12.00  $9.60

Publisher: An NAL Book/The World Publishing Company: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2279762

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket reverse foxed. Faint odor of smoke. 1970 Hard Cover. 287, 3 pp. Blue Movie is a satirical novel by Terry Southern about the making of a high-budget pornographic film featuring major movie stars. View more info

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Texas Summer: A Novel

By: Southern, Terry

Price: $150.00  $120.00

Publisher: Arcade Publishing / Little, Brown and Company: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2281550

ISBN: 1559701501

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Inscribed and signed by author on front endpaper ('To Miriam, always a pleasure, always an inspiration, Terry Southern'). A bit smoky, top edge faintly foxed. 1991 Hard Cover. 174, [4] pp. A novel by the author credited by Tom Wolfe as the inventor of New Journalism, and best known for his novels Candy and The Magic Christian, and for his contributions to films such as Dr. Strangelove and Easy Rider. In Texas during the 1950s, twelve-year-old Harold Steve... View more info

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Peter Spier's Rain

By: Spier, Peter

Price: $95.00  $76.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289024

ISBN: 0385154844

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Front jacket flap price-clipped, jacket very faintly toned. 1982 Large Hardcover. Unpaginated. Wordless picture book. Two children play in their backyard during a rainy day. This wordless picture book captures the beauty and wonder of a brother and sister's joyous experiences in the rain. Come along as they explore their neighborhood, splash through puddles, see where the animals hide, and make footprints in the mud. From the first small drops of rain to t... View more info

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The Solarians

By: Spinrad, Norman

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: Paperback Library: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269614

Condition: Very Good


First edition - a paperback original. Spine very faintly creased, pages faintly toned. 1966 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 160 pp. For three hundred years the Solarians had isolated themselves from the galaxy with the promise to re-appear one day to bring victory. Now, with the very existence of the human race at stake in a war with the machine-like beings of the computer worlds, they re-emerged with a complete and different social o... View more info

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Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child

By: Spitz, Bob

Price: $8.00  $6.40

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2275569

ISBN: 0307272222

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine head and spine base very lightly bumped. Ink stamp on front paste down endpaper, highlighter and ink mark on front endpaper. 2012 Hard Cover. viii, 557 pp. It’s rare for someone to emerge in America who can change our attitudes, our beliefs, and our very culture. It’s even rarer when that someone is a middle-aged, six-foot three-inch woman whose first exposure to an unsuspecting public is cooking an omelet on a hot plate on a local TV stat... View more info

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Golden Hill: A Novel of Old New York

By: Spufford, Francis

Price: $12.00  $9.60

Publisher: Scribner: 2017

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288970

ISBN: 1501163876

Condition: Fine


First edition. A fine copy. 2017 Hard Cover. 302 pp. New York, a small town on the tip of Manhattan island, 1746. One rainy evening in November, a handsome young stranger fresh off the boat arrives at a countinghouse door on Golden Hill Street: this is Mr. Smith, amiable, charming, yet strangely determined to keep suspicion shimmering. For in his pocket, he has what seems to be an order for a thousand pounds, a huge sum, and he won’t explain why, or where he comes from... View more info

Image for The Hollow-Tile House: A Book Wherein the Reader is Introduced to Hollow-Tile in the Making, is Told How it is Wrought into Houses and is Shown How These Houses Look and from What Foreign Ancestry Their Appearance is an Heritage. Its Key-Note is Tuned to the Concert-Pitch of Progress.

The Hollow-Tile House: A Book Wherein the Reader is Introduced to Hollow-Tile in the Making, is Told How it is Wrought into Houses and is Shown How These Houses Look and from What Foreign Ancestry Their Appearance is an Heritage. Its Key-Note is Tuned to the Concert-Pitch of Progress.

By: Squires, Frederick

Price: $1,250.00  $1,000.00

Publisher: The William T. Comstock Co.: 1913

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2207086

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Corners lightly rubbed, a few tiny spots on front board illustration and two faintly discolored areas on rear board, binding square and tight, text clean and unmarked. 1913 Hard Cover. 208 pp. 8vo. Color frontispiece, black-and-white photographs throughout, illustrated half-title page and illustrated dedication page by Rockwell Kent (unattributed - see below for further details regarding attribution). An account of hollow tiles used for building constructi... View more info

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Allen Tate: A Literary Biography

By: Squires, Radcliffe

Price: $5.00  $4.00

Publisher: Pegasus: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201262

Condition: Good


First edition. Ink underlining throughout. 1971 Hard Cover. 231 pp. John Orley Allen Tate (November 19, 1899 – February 9, 1979) was an American poet, essayist, social commentator, and Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1943 to 1944. View more info

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The Adventures of Mickey Mouse Book I. [1]

By: Staff of Walt Disney Studio

Price: $350.00  $280.00

Publisher: David McKay Company / Walt Disney Productions, Ltd.: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2262510

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Front hinge repaired, edges rubbed with minor loss from spine ends. 1931 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Unpaginated. Color illustrated paper over boards. The Adventures of Mickey Mouse is a 1931 storybook featuring Mickey, Minnie and a whole crowd of obscure and forgotten characters from the original Mickey Mouse cartoon cast. The book was notable for the first mention of Donald Duck, who would eventually become a major Disney ch... View more info

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The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford

By: Stafford, Jean

Price: $75.00  $60.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269280

Condition: Very Good


First edition. A bit smoky, jacket faintly toned, a couple tiny spots on top page ridge. 1969 Hard Cover. 463, [3] pp. 8vo. These Pulitzer Prize-winning stories represent the major short works of fiction by one of the most distinctively American stylists of her day. Jean Stafford communicates the small details of loneliness and connection, the search for freedom and the desire to belong, that not only illuminate whole lives but also convey with an elegant economy of word... View more info

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Baby Teeth: A Novel

By: Stage, Zoje

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Press: 2018

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286443

ISBN: 1250170753

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Corner lightly bumped. 2018 Hard Cover. ix, 304 pp. Author's first novel. MEET HANNA: Seven-year-old Hanna is a sweet-but-silent angel in the eyes of her adoring father Alex. He’s the only person who understands her. But her mother Suzette stands in her way, and she’ll try any trick she can think of to get rid of her. Ideally for good. MEET SUZETTE: Suzette loves her daughter, but after years of expulsions and strained home schooling, her precarious he... View more info

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Once Upon a Time is Enough

By: Stanton, Will

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287518

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket. Corners lightly rubbed. 1970 Small Hard Cover. 48 pp. Illustrated by Victoria Chess. Satirical analyses of seven traditional fairy tales. View more info

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A Woman, a Man, and Two Kingdoms: The Story of Madame D'Epinay and the Abbe Galiani

By: Steegmuller, Francis

Price: $12.00  $9.60

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285513

ISBN: 0394588061

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 1991 Hard Cover. xv, 280 pp. Pre-revolutionary Paris comes to life in this fascinating story surrounding the correspondence between two colorful and witty society figures: the French author Louise d'Epinay and the Italian priest-diplomat Ferdinando Galiani. Their friends included Voltaire, Diderot, Melchior Grimm, and the famous women of the salons, and their letters touched upon everything from social gossip to issues of education and po... View more info

The Horse Soldier, 1776-1943: The United States Cavalryman: His Uniforms, Arms, Accoutrements, and Equipments, Volume IV: World War I, the Peacetime Army, World War II, 1917-1943

By: Steffen, Randy

Price: $40.00  $32.00

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289266

ISBN: 0806114525

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket rubbed with a few minor chips and minor tears to edges. Top page ridge faintly foxed. 1979 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 136 pp. Volume IV only. Illustrated by Randy Steffen. This is the fourth and final volume of Randy Steffen's monumental work, The Horse Soldier. With this volume the work brings together—in nearly a thousand pages of text and nearly 500 illustrations—a comprehensive history of the cavalryman... View more info