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The Woman Who Murdered Black Satin: The Bermondsey Horror

By: Borowitz, Albert

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Ohio State University Press: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2296707

ISBN: 0814203205

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket wrinkled. Page ridges lightly foxed. 1981 Hard Cover. x, 337 pp. Marie Manning (1821 – 13 November 1849)[1] was a Swiss domestic servant who was hanged on the roof of London's Horsemonger Lane Gaol on 13 November 1849, after she and her husband were convicted of the murder of her lover, Patrick O'Connor, in the case that became known as the Bermondsey Horror. It was the first time a husband and wife had been executed together in England since 1700.[2] The novelist Charles Dickens attended the public execution, and in a letter written to The Times on the same day wrote, ... View more info

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The Art of Bond: From Storyboard to Screen: The Creative Process Behind the James Bond Phenomenon

By: Bouzereau, Laurent; Pfeiffer, Lee; Worrall, Dave

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Abrams: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2296068

ISBN: 0810954885

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author with inscription, With Best Wishes. Sticker on rear jacket panel, ink gift note on front jacket flap, minor tear along top edge of front jacket panel. 2006 Large Hardcover. 240 pp. The debonair and daring James Bond has captivated audiences around the world for more than 40 years, his 007 films setting the standard for movie blockbusters. The Art of Bond gives readers an insider’s look at the Bond evolution, from storyboard to screen, through all-new interviews with the series’ creative talents, as well as previously unseen art and behind-the-scenes photogra... View more info

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The Hotel

By: Bowen, Elizabeth

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Lincoln MacVeagh / The Dial Press: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2043190

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Ink name & date on front endpaper, jacket edges rubbed with 1 inch chip from spine head, minor loss from corners and rear joint, two tears, jacket spine faded. Good. 1928 Hard Cover. 294 pp. 8vo. Black cloth, paper spine label, silk decorative endpapers. Author's first novel, which followed on the success of two short story collections (Encounters; Ann Lee's and Other Stories). Bowen was a well-known author and member of literary society, befriending a number of the Bloomsbury Group, and also carrying on affairs with several other authors, including May Sarton. From the... View more info

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Pierre Vergniaud: Voice of the French Revolution

By: Bowers, Claude G.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Macmillan Company: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294644

Condition: Good


First edition. Jacket edges rubbed with a few minor chips, minor surface tears to jacket spine which do not obscure text, front jacket flap price-clipped with price intact. Ink name on front free endpaper, minor ink marginalia, ink notes on rear free endpaper,. 1950 Hard Cover. xiii, 535 pp. Rescued from obscurity in this the first English biography, Pierre Vergniaud, genius and orator, whose eloquence held the violence of the French Revolution in check from 1791-93, is here given his due. On the one hand he fought the excesses and inequities of the regime, on the other the terrorism of the Re... View more info

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The Revolution of Little Girls

By: Boyd, Blanche McCrary

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271005

ISBN: 0679400907

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed and dated (June 3, 1991) by author without inscription. A nice copy. We have more books available by this author!. 205 pp. No matter how hard she tries, Ellen Burns will never be Scarlett O'Hara. As a little girl in South Carolina, she prefers playing Tarzan to playing Jane. As a teenage beauty queen she spikes her Cokes with spirits of ammonia and baffles her elders with her Freedom Riding sympathies. As a young woman in the 1960s and '70s, she hypnotizes her way to Harvard, finds herself as a lesbian, then very nearly loses herself to booze and shamans. And though the w... View more info

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Mourning the Death of Magic: A Novel

By: Boyd, Blanche McCrary

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc.: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271006

ISBN: 0025142704

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1977 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 214 pp. An intensely powerful, understated novel about contemporary Southern life, the struggle of the new generation with themselves, their past, and their region. View more info

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The Redneck Way of Knowledge: Down-Home Tales

By: Boyd, Blanche McCrary

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271007

ISBN: 039451050X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps very faintly toned. 1982 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 159 pp. This intoxicating book by the author of The Revolution of Little Girls combines autobiography, reporting, and the dressed-up lies we call fiction. An underground classic since its initial publication, it is the wildly funny personal testament of Blanche McCrary Boyd, sixties radical and born-again Southerner, a lesbian with an un-P.C. passion for skydiving and stock-car racing, a graduate of Esalen and kundalini yoga who now takes her alte... View more info

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Terminal Velocity

By: Boyd, Blanche McCrary

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271009

ISBN: 0679430083

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps very faintly toned. 1997 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 255 pp. In 1970 I realized that the Sixties were passing me by. I had never even smoked a joint, or slept with anyone besides my husband. A year later I had left Nicky, changed my name from Ellen to Rain, and moved to a radical lesbian commune in California named Red Moon Rising, where I was playing the Ten of Hearts in an outdoor production of Alice in Wonderland when two FBI agents arrived to arrest the Red Queen . . . So begins Blanche McCrary ... View more info

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Marching On

By: Boyd, James

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2122838

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Lacks jacket. Cigar smoke odor, ink gift note on front endpaper. 1927 Hard Cover. 426 pp. 8vo. The second novel by the American author whose works were influential in the genre of historical fiction. Boyd also organized a group of writers called the Free Company of Players who performed political radio plays during World War II. View more info

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Wyatt Earp's Tombstone Vendetta

By: Boyer, Glenn G.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Talei Publishers, Inc.: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288992

ISBN: 0963177222

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Top page ridge faintly foxed. 1993 Large Hardcover. xxviii, 325 pp. The work of a lifetime reveals what really happened and why. The reason that Wyatt Earp came to Tombstone, why Josie Earp whitewashed the truth, the identities of the hired assassins who tried to wipe out the Earps in Tombstone and much more. View more info

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Without a Hero and Other Stories

By: Boyle, T. Coraghessan

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Viking: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274266

ISBN: 0670849634

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Top page ridge faintly foxed. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 238 pp. Fifteen darkly satirical stories by the PEN/Faulkner Award-winning author of If the River Was Whiskey feature a couple in search of the last toads on earth, and a real-estate wonder boy on safari. View more info

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Water Music: A Novel

By: Boyle, T. Coraghessan

Price: $30.00

Publisher: An Atlantic Monthly Press Book/Little, Brown and Company: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281544

ISBN: 0316104671

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket spine lightly toned. Page ridge very faintly foxed. 1981 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 437 pp. Author's first novel. Twenty five years ago, T.C. Boyle published his first novel, Water Music—a funny, bawdy, extremely entertaining novel of imaginative and stylistic fancy that announced to the world Boyle’s tremendous gifts as a storyteller. Set in the late eighteenth century, Water Music follows the wild adventures of Ned Rise, thief and whoremaster, and Mungo Park, a Scottish explorer, through London’s seamy gutters and Scotland’s scenic... View more info

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Drop City: A Novel

By: Boyle, T.C.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Viking: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2281614

ISBN: 0670031720

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Minor crease to top corner of front jacket flap. Faint smudge on page ridge. 2003 Hard Cover. 443 pp. The members of the Drop City commune clash with Alaskan homesteaders who live near where the commune has recently moved, as both groups struggle to for love, nourishment, and shelter. By the author of A Friend of the Earth. View more info

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African Lives: White Lies, Tropical Truth, Darkest Gossip, and Rumblings of Rumor--From Chinese Gordon to Beryl Markham, and Beyond

By: Boyles, Denis

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2295950

ISBN: 1555840345

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Front jacket flap price-clipped. Top edge very faintly foxed. 1988 Hard Cover. xi, 225 pp. Offers a series of portraits of the white tribe in Africa that demonstrates the great European spirit of adventure in figures past and present, including Blixen, Rhodes, Markham, and Ian Smith. View more info

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Classic Airplanes

By: Boyne, Walter J.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Publications International, Ltd.: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2299507

ISBN: 0785345248

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Very minor general wear. 2001 Large Hardcover. 144 pp. Men and women have looked to the skies and dreamt of flight since prehistory, but it was not until 1903 that powered, sustained flight become a reality. Today, aviation technology encompasses a myriad of disciplines, from aerodynamics to weapons systems. And then there are the numberless human factors: the creative urge, political and military dominance, national pride, and the economic gambles of the enormous corporations that manufacture combat and civil aircraft. Above all else, though, is that dream of flight - a dream t... View more info

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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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We Can All Do Better

By: Bradley, Bill

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Vanguard Press: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2288335

ISBN: 1593157290

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author on bookplate pasted to half-title page without inscription. Top corners of jacket bumped. 2012 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiii, 191 pp. The eighteen-year New Jersey Senator, financial and investment adviser, Olympic and NBA athlete, national radio host, and bestselling author has lived in the United States as both political insider and outsider, national sports celebrity and behind-the-scenes confidante, leader and teammate. His varied experiences help to inform his unique and much-sought-after point of view on Washington and the c... View more info

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Time Present, Time Past: A Memoir

By: Bradley, Bill

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2288336

ISBN: 0679444882

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket spine head lightly bumped. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, 442 pp. A superb memoir that concludes with an exciting vision of what this country can be, Time Present, Time Past recounts a classic American journey. Former New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley speaks with affection about his small-town upbringing, traces the road he took through professional sports to public service, and vividly brings to life the world of a U.S. senator. 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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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 pages on the threshold of life and death, dream and reality, truth and myth. Defiant and uncompromising, Frida bears the wounds o... View more info

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A World on Display: Photographs from the St. Louis World's Fair, 1904

By: Breitbart, Eric

Price: $25.00

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294360

ISBN: 0826317421

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Sticker on rear jacket panel. 1997 Hard Cover. ix, 108 pp. A book of superb b&w photographs, most taken in 1904 during the St. Louis World's Fair, showing some of the 2,000 native peoples brought to St. Louis to appear in the most extensive anthropological exhibit ever assembled for a world's fair. The text examines the relationship of the photographers with the images, and the images with the viewers and the society in which they were viewed. View more info

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Identifying and Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants in Wild (and Not So Wild) Places

By: Brill, Steve Wildman; Dean, Evelyn

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Hearst Books: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2295114

ISBN: 0688114253

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. Faint smudge on bottom page ridge. 1994 Large Softcover. xii, 317 pp. Identifying and Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants in Wild (and Not So Wild) Places shows readers how to find and prepare more than five hundred different plants for nutrition and better health. It includes information on common plants such as mullein (a tea made from the leaves and flowers suppresses a cough), stinging nettle (steam the leaves and you have a tasty dish rich in iron), cattail (cooked stalks taste similar to corn and are rich in protein), and wild apricots (an infusio... View more info

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Charlatan: America's Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man who Pursued Him, and the Age of Flimflam

By: Brock, Pope

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Crown Publishers: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2196232

ISBN: 0307339882

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Rear jacket flap stained. 2008 Hard Cover. 324 pp. In 1917, after years of selling worthless patent remedies throughout the Southeast, John R. Brinkley–America’s most brazen young con man–arrived in the tiny town of Milford, Kansas. He set up a medical practice and introduced an outlandish surgical method using goat glands to restore the fading virility of local farmers. It was all nonsense, of course, but thousands of paying customers quickly turned “Dr.” Brinkley into America’s richest and most famous surgeon. His notoriety captured the attention of the great quac... 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 simultaneously with a signed, limited edition of 500 copies (this copy is not signed). Bromfield was also known for his scient... 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

ISBN: 0670033359

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 Bethia Mayfield, growing up in the tiny settlement of Great Harbor amid a small band of pioneers and Puritans. Restless and curi... View more info

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Caleb's Crossing: A Novel

By: Brooks, Geraldine

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Viking: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2296790

ISBN: 0670021040

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Minor general wear to jacket. Two faint smudges on front board, pencil name on front free endpaper. 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 Bethia Mayfield, growing up in the tiny settlement of Grea... View more info

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Zeppelin: Rigid Airships, 1893-1940

By: Brooks, Peter W.

Price: $75.00

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 individual development histories of all the fifty types of airships built across four countries during a forty year period. Beg... View more info