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Bob, a Dog

By: Smith, Lee

Price: $75.00

Publisher: The Mud Puppy Press: 1988

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196916

Condition: Near Fine


Copy 34 of a limited edition of 374 copies. Hand-numbered and signed by author without inscription on limitation page. 1988 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 37 pp. 8vo. This novella by the popular novelist and short story writer was originally released in two limited editions: one numbered, the other lettered. This is the former, quarter-bound in cloth and Strathmore Americana by the Hoster Bindery. View more info

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The Christmas Letters: A Novella

By: Smith, Lee

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196917

ISBN: 1565121562

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 126 pp. 8vo. In The Christmas Letters, three generations of women reveal their stories of love and marriage in the letters they write to family and friends during the holidays. It's a down-home Christmas story about tradition, family, and the shared experiences of women. View more info

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We Don't Love with Our Teeth

By: Smith, Lee

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chinook Press: 1993

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196918

Condition: Near Fine


Limited edition, #266 of 350 numbered copies. Hand-numbered and signed by author without inscription on limitation page. 1993 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 126 pp. 8vo. A novella by the popular novelist and short story writer. View more info

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Something in the Wind

By: Smith, Lee

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Harper & Row: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196920

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Tiny spot on front board. 1971 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 244 pp. 8vo. A novel by the author of The Last Day the Dogbushes Bloomed, among the more difficult titles of her's to find. View more info

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Black Mountain Breakdown

By: Smith, Lee

Price: $75.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196910

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1980 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 228 pp. 8vo. The New York Times bestselling author of The Last Girls presents one of her most compelling novels, acclaimed by Anne Tyler, Annie Dillard, and more... Everywhere about her, from the traffic on Highway 460 to the river that's gone black with coal dust, Crystal Spangler sees a current flowing from the mountain town of Black Rock into the wider world. As a teenager, she is elected beauty queen, gets good grades, and-despite her many enviable qualitie... View more info

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News of the Spirit: Stories

By: Smith, Lee

Price: $15.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons / R.R. Donnelley & Sons: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196911

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1997 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 267 pp. 8vo. A collection of stories about imagination, longing, despair, and loving in all its strange and shifting forms includes the tales of Jenny, whose parents move to Key West to cure their marriage, and Charlene, who makes up an imaginary brother.Keywords: LEE SMITH NEWS OF SPIRIT SHORT STORIES FICTION LITERATURE SIGNED FIRST EDITION View more info

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Family Linen

By: Smith, Lee

Price: $25.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196913

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1985 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 272 pp. 8vo. Centered round an eccentric family, living in a town in the Virginia mountains, this novel looks into the complexities involved in family situations, in a lighthearted way.Keywords: LEE SMITH FAMILY LINEN FICTION SIGNED FIRST EDITION View more info

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Bob, a Dog

By: Smith, Lee

Price: $225.00

Publisher: The Mud Puppy Press: 1988

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196915

Condition: Near Fine


Copy N of a limited edition of 26 copies. Hand-lettered and signed by author without inscription on limitation page. Includes publisher's floral slipcase. 1988 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 37 pp. 8vo. This novella by the popular novelist and short story writer was originally released in two limited editions: one numbered, the other lettered. This is the latter, quarter-bound in leather and Fabriano paper by Robert Colver at the Ram's Head Bindery.Keywords: LEE SMITH BOB DOG NOVELLA FICTION SIGNED FIRST EDITION View more info

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Me and My Baby View the Eclipse: Stories

By: Smith, Lee

Price: $15.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196919

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Pages lightly toned. 1990 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 206 pp. 8vo. A collection of short stories by the popular novelist.“Extremely powerful…Me and My Baby View the Eclipse is about striving and the secret nobility of people who live in a small-town American South. In these stories—thank heaven—not everything fits: they are loose, they are sometimes awkward, but just about every one shines with revelation and awe in the face of momentary greatness and tragedy.…Nearly every one of these s... View more info

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Fancy Strut

By: Smith, Lee

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Harper & Row: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196921

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1973 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 329 pp. 8vo. A novel by the author of The Last Day the Dogbushes Bloomed, among the more difficult titles of her's to find.Keywords: LEE SMITH FANCY STRUT NOVEL FICTION SIGNED FIRST EDITION View more info

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The Last Girls

By: Smith, Lee

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196923

ISBN: 1565123638

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 316 pp. 8vo. A novel by the author of The Last Day the Dogbushes Bloomed. On a beautiful June day in 1965, a dozen girls-classmates at a picturesque Blue Ridge women's college-launched their homemade raft (inspired by Huck Finn's) on a trip down the Mississippi. It's Girls A-Go-Go Down the Mississippi read the headline in the Paducah, Kentucky, paper.Thirty-five years later, four of those girls reunite to cruise the river again. This time it's on the luxury steambo... View more info

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Saving Grace

By: Smith, Lee

Price: $15.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196924

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1995 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 273, [3] pp. 8vo. A novel by the author of The Last Day the Dogbushes Bloomed. Surrounded all of her life by zealous religious figures, Florida Grace Shepherd recounts a story that begins with her father's revival meetings and ends at Uncle Slidell's Christian Fun Golf course. By the author of Oral History.Keywords: LEE SMITH SAVING GRACE NOVEL FICTION SIGNED FIRST EDITION View more info

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Double Delight

By: Smith, Rosamond [Oates, Joyce Carol]

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Dutton: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197100

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author ('Joyce Carol Oates') without inscription on title page. 1997 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 356 pp. 8vo. A pseudonymous novel by Joyce Carol Oates, the National Book Award winner and Pulitzer Prize nominee.A cultured, upper-class man finds himself drawn to the beautiful, helpless plaintiff in an assault case for which he is juror, only to be lured into a world in which nothing is what it seems.Keywords: LITERATURE AMERICAN FICTION JOYCE CAROL OATES ROSAMOND SMITH DOUBLE DELIGHT SIGNED FIRST EDITION View more info

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Nemesis: A Novel

By: Smith, Rosamond [Oates, Joyce Carol]

Price: $30.00

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 the surface of the academic community, sinister passions are stirring. Suddenly, with a savage act of rape, Maggie's civilized ... View more info

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A Citizen of the Country: A Novel

By: Smith, Sarah

Price: $20.00

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 film--but the eccentric count suspects his wife is a practicing sorceress. Then the Grand Necropolitan Theatre is suddenly stri... View more info

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The Knowledge of Water: A Novel

By: Smith, Sarah

Price: $20.00

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

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

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 person of Alexander von Reisden, and William Knight's only son, Gilbert, is convinced that this man is the long lost child. Reisde... View more info

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A Sparrow Falls

By: Smith, Wilbur

Price: $30.00

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 despoiled. His grandfather has died under mysterious circumstances. And he has inherited a murderous enemy--the rogue scion of t... View more info

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Cry Wolf

By: Smith, Wilbur

Price: $25.00

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 by Mussolini's forces. View more info

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The Angels Weep (Ballantyne, Book 3)

By: Smith, Wilbur

Price: $30.00

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 plans for a new civilization. Out of Southern Africa the enigmatic Cecil Rhodes built an empire in the late 1800s and attract... View more info

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Burleycue: An Underground History of Burlesque Days

By: Sobel, Bernard

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Farrar & Rhinehart, Inc.: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2292584

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket. Spine lightly toned, a few faint smudges, bookplate on front paste-down endpaper. 1931 Large Hardcover. xiv, 284 pp. Illustrated with many photographs. A history of burlesque and its dancers. 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

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

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 interpretation of Russian history. The assassination of tsarist prime minister Pyotr Stolypin, a crucial event in the years leading up... View more info

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

By: Sommers, Robert

Price: $10.00

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

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

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

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 Stevens spends his summer catfishing and hunting with his closest friend C.K., a twenty-three-year-old Black man who introduces Ha... View more info

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Safe Haven

By: Sparks, Nicholas

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Grand Central: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2295585

ISBN: 044654759X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Minor sticker adhesive on front jacket panel. Ink name on front paste-down endpaper. 2010 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 340 pp. When a mysterious young woman named Katie appears in the small North Carolina town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past. Beautiful yet self-effacing, Katie seems determined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events draws her into two reluctant relationships: one with Alex, a widowed store owner with a kind heart and two young children; and another with her plainspoken single nei... View more info

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Peter Spier's Rain

By: Spier, Peter

Price: $95.00

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 the clear blue sky of a bright new morning, Peter Spier's Rain will delight parents and children again and again. View more info