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

By: Brooks, Terry

Price: $7.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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History of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (Railroads of America)

By: Bryant, Keith L., Jr.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Macmillan: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2284420

ISBN: 0025179209

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine head and spine base lightly bumped. 1974 Hard Cover. xvi, 398 pp. In 1859, Cyrus K. Holliday envisioned a railroad that would run from Kansas to the Pacific, increasing the commerce and prosperity of the nation. With farsighted investors and shrewd management, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad grew from Holliday's idea into a model of the modern, rapid, and efficient railroad. There were many growing pains. Rustlers, thieves, and desp... 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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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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Lincoln's Choice

By: Buckeridge, J.O.

Price: $15.00

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

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

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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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

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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

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Escape on Venus (Venus Series Book 4)

By: Burroughs, Edgar Rice

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2262162

Condition: Near Fine


First edition (Heins EV-1). Near fine in good jacket. 1 inch open tear on jacket spine base, a few other smaller closed tears, 1/8 inch chip across jacket spine head. 1946 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 347 pp. 8vo. Frontispiece and four plates by J. Allen St. John, front endpaper map by author. 'Ever fighting to escape imprisonment, Carson and Duare finally find their home and peace.' View more info

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The Deputy Sheriff of Comanche County

By: Burroughs, Edgar Rice

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276961

Condition: Very Good


First edition, first state with laminated jacket (Heins DS-1). Jacket edges rubbed, faint stain to front board and and jacket flap. 1940 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 312, [4] pp. 8vo. Black-and-white frontispiece and 22 chapter heading illustrations by John Coleman Burroughs. A western by the author of the Tarzan and John Carter series. The murder of an old enemy forces ranchman Buck Mason to try to prove his innocence himself. View more info

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A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain: Stories

By: Butler, Robert Olen

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276831

ISBN: 0805019863

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Includes publisher's promotional insert. Top page ridge faintly foxed. 1992 Trade Paperback. 249 pp. A collection of stories by the author of The Deuce, Wabash, The Alleys of Eden, and On Distant Ground features tales of the residents of Saigon as they face love, loss, despair, and more. View more info