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Lullaby for Sinners: Poems

By: Braverman, Kate

Price: $40.00  $32.00

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  $28.00

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  $12.00

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  $20.00

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  $40.00

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  $12.00

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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1066: The Hidden History in the Bayeux Tapestry

By: Bridgeford, Andrew

Price: $12.00  $9.60

Publisher: Walker & Company: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285913

ISBN: 0802714501

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 2005 Hard Cover. viii, 354 pp. For more than 900 years the Bayeux Tapestry has preserved one of history's greatest dramas: the Norman Conquest of England, culminating in the death of King Harold at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Historians have held for centuries that the majestic tapestry trumpets the glory of William the Conqueror and the victorious Normans. But is this true? In 1066, a brilliant piece of historical detective work, And... View more info

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The Unfinished Nation: A Concise History of the American People

By: Brinkley, Alan

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285429

ISBN: 0679425489

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Front jacket flap price clipped. 1993 Hard Cover. xxix, 912, A-39, SR-56, IC-2, I-42 pp. Perhaps never before has the writing of American history seemed so much an arena of diverse claims and discord. Scholars explore areas of the past that once seemed hidden from view. Newly assertive groups in the American population draw attention to their own distinctive pasts. The story of America sometimes seems to be many different stories, with nothing to tie them ... View more info

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The Superhuman Mind: Free the Genius in Your Brain

By: Brogaard, Berit; Marlow, Kristian

Price: $10.00  $8.00

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  $100.00

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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March: A Novel

By: Brooks, Geraldine

Price: $15.00  $12.00

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  $8.00

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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Zeppelin: Rigid Airships, 1893-1940

By: Brooks, Peter W.

Price: $75.00  $60.00

Publisher: Putnam: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287336

ISBN: 0851778453

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An excellent copy. 1992 Large Hardcover. 221 pp. In the first decade of the twentieth century, the rigid airship looked more likely to be the future of air travel and transportation than the small, rather fragile airplane. Using a lifting gas enclosed within a metal or wooden framework, rigid airships could fly longer distances and carry more passengers or cargo. Zeppelin: Rigid Airships 1893-1940 examines the rise and decline of the airship by means of in... 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  $60.00

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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The Elf Queen of Shannara (Book Three of the Heritage of Shannara)

By: Brooks, Terry

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: Del Rey / Ballantine Books: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2284417

ISBN: 0345362993

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 1992 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 403 pp. Find the Elves and return them to the world of Men! the shade of the Druid Allanon had ordered Wren. It was clearly an impossible task. The Elves had been gone from the Westland for more than a hundred years. There was not even a trace of their former city of Arborlon left to mark their passing. No one in the Esterland knew of them -- except, finally, the Addershag. Th... View more info

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Antrax (The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara, Book 2)

By: Brooks, Terry

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: Del Rey / Ballantine Books: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285461

ISBN: 0345397665

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Spine slightly cocked. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 375 pp. A new novel by Terry Brooks is always a cause for celebration. For more than twenty years, the New York Times bestselling author of the classic Shannara epic has proven himself one of the modern masters of fantasy, winning the hearts and minds of devoted readers around the world. In his last acclaimed novel, Ilse Witch, a brave company of explorers led by the last... View more info

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Morgawr (The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara, Book 3)

By: Brooks, Terry

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: Del Rey / Ballantine Books: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285462

ISBN: 0345435729

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Very faint stain on bottom page ridge. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 401 pp. New York Times bestselling author Terry Brooks became the master of epic fantasy with the publication of his legendary debut, The Sword of Shannara. Since then, each new novel in the Shannara saga has brilliantly built upon and deepened the world of breathtaking magic, adventure, and intrigue he created. In The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara—his th... View more info

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Straken (High Druid of Shannara, Book 3)

By: Brooks, Terry

Price: $9.00  $7.20

Publisher: Del Rey / Ballantine: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285467

ISBN: 0345451120

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A nice copy. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 368 pp. The High Druid of Shannara trilogy draws to a thrilling close as a young hero nears completion of his trial by fire, a banished ruler fights for her life in a wilderness of dread, and forces of darkness and light square off in a battle unto death for the right to absolute rule. Prepare to be spellbound by the masterly hand of bestselling legend weaver Terry Brooks, conjurin... View more info

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Richard Hofstadter: An Intellectual Biography

By: Brown, David S.

Price: $9.00  $7.20

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2282738

ISBN: 0226076407

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Minor sticker adhesive to jacket spine base, top corners of jacket bumped. Ink marginalia throughout first chapter. 2006 Hard Cover. xxiii, 291 pp. Richard Hofstadter (1916-70) was America’s most distinguished historian of the twentieth century. The author of several groundbreaking books, including The American Political Tradition, he was a vigorous champion of the liberal politics that emerged from the New Deal. During his nearly thirty-year career, Hof... View more info

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The Light of Paris: A Novel

By: Brown, Eleanor

Price: $8.00  $6.40

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 2016

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285871

ISBN: 039915891X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 2016 Hard Cover. 308 pp. Madeleine is trapped—by her family's expectations, by her controlling husband, and by her own fears—in an unhappy marriage and a life she never wanted. From the outside, it looks like she has everything, but on the inside, she fears she has nothing that matters. In Madeleine’s memories, her grandmother Margie is the kind of woman she should have been—elegant, reserved, perfect. But when Madeleine finds a d... View more info

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

By: Brown, Larry

Price: $50.00  $40.00

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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In Search of Mind: Essays in Autobiography (The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Series)

By: Bruner, Jerome

Price: $6.00  $4.80

Publisher: Harper & Row: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288034

ISBN: 0060151919

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Half-inch by half-inch chip to jacket spine base, jacket edges rubbed, front jacket flap price-clipped. 1983 Hard Cover. xii, 306 pp. The eminent psychologist reflects on the course of his work, examines the development of the study of psychology and his substantial contributions to its growth, and provides a glimpse of himself as thinker, teacher, and student of the mind. View more info

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Desert Honkytonk: The Story of Tombstone's Bird Cage Theatre

By: Bruns, Roger A.

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287672

ISBN: 1555914160

Condition: Fine


First edition - a paperback original. A fine copy. 2000 Trade Paperback. viii, 199 pp. Desert Honkytonk tells the story of the Bird Cage Theatre---Tombstone, Arizona's infamous home of western-style vaudeville in the 1880s. This story of Tombstone's Bird Cage Theatre sheds new light on the Old West and the various characters who shaped it. View more info

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The Courts of the Morning

By: Buchan, John

Price: $250.00  $200.00

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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Imperial Woman: A Novel

By: Buck, Pearl S.

Price: $7.00  $5.60

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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Lincoln's Choice

By: Buckeridge, J.O.

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: The Stackpole Company: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2282746

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, spine head and spine base lightly rubbed, ink stamp and pencil notes on front endpaper recto and verso, pencil notes on rear endpaper verso. 1956 Hard Cover. xviii, 254 pp. Herein, for the first time, is revealed the impact and scope of the basic repeating rifle in the Civil War. Well documented, and supported by exciting on-the-spot reports, the author presents convincing evidence that the Spencer seven-shooter was a major factor--possibly the ... View more info

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Air Power: The Men, Machines, and Ideas That Revolutionized War, from Kitty Hawk to Gulf War II

By: Budiansky, Stephen

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Viking: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2284465

ISBN: 0670032859

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine head lightly bumped. 2004 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 518 pp. No single human invention has transformed war more than the airplane—not even the atomic bomb. Even before the Wright Brothers’ first flight, predictions abounded of the devastating and terrible consequences this new invention would have as an engine of war. Soaring over the battlefield, the airplane became an unstoppable force that left no spot ... View more info

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Perilous Fight: America's Intrepid War with Britain on the High Seas, 1812-1815

By: Budiansky, Stephen

Price: $9.00  $7.20

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285601

ISBN: 0307270696

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket edges lightly bumped. 2010 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, 422 pp. In Perilous Fight, Stephen Budiansky tells the rousing story of the underdog coterie of American seamen and their visionary secretary of the navy, who combined bravery and strategic innovation to hold off the legendary Royal Navy. Budiansky vividly demonstrates that far from an indecisive and unnecessary conflict—as historians have long dismissed the ... View more info

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Beguilement (The Sharing Knife, Volume I)

By: Bujold, Lois McMaster

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Eos: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288001

ISBN: 0061137588

Condition: Fine


First edition. A fine copy. 2006 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 355 pp. One of the most respected writers in the field of speculative fiction, Lois McMaster Bujold has won numerous accolades and awards, including the Nebula and Locus Awards as well as the fantasy and science fiction genre’s most prestigious honor, the Hugo Award for Best Novel, four times (most recently for Paladin of Souls). With The Sharing Knife series, Bujold creates a br... View more info

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The Hallowed Hunt (Chalion, Book 3)

By: Bujold, Lois McMaster

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Eos: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288002

ISBN: 0060574623

Condition: Fine


First edition. A fine copy. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 470 pp. An acclaimed legend in the field of fantasy and science fiction, Lois McMaster Bujold returns to the vivid and perilous world of her previous masterworks, the Hugo Award-winning Paladin of Souls and Hugo and World Fantasy Award-nominated The Curse of Chalion, with an epic tale of devotion and strange destiny. Prince Boleso is dead -- slain by a noblewoman he had intended to... View more info