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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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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

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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. The blind old woman had given instructions to find a place on the coast of the Blue Divide, build a fire, and keep it burning f... 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 Druid, Walker Boh, traveled across unknown seas in search of an elusive magic. Yet perhaps Boh and his team were lured there... 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 third enchanting series—he literally took his legions of loyal readers soaring to new heights as a colorful contingent of cha... 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, conjuring at the peak of his skills. View more info

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Origin: A Novel (Robert Langdon)

By: Brown, Dan

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Anchor Books: 2018

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2291457

ISBN: 0385514239

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Two 1/4 inch tears to front jacket corners, spine base pushed, small spot on rear endpaper. 2018 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 461, [9] pp. 8vo. Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend the unveiling of a discovery that “will change the face of science forever.” The evening’s host is Edmond Kirsch, a forty-year-old billionaire and futurist, and one of Langdon’s first students. But the meticulously orchestrated evening suddenly erupts into chaos, and Kirsch’s prec... 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, Hofstadter fought public campaigns against liberalism’s most dynamic opponents, from McCarthy in the 1950s to Barry Goldwater ... 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 diary detailing Margie’s bold, romantic trip to Jazz Age Paris, she meets the grandmother she never knew: a dreamer who defi... 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 other familiar couple, drinking and violence. Most often ugly, love is nevertheless graceful, however desperate the situation.... View more info

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Buffalo: Lake City in Niagara Land

By: Brown, Richard C.; Watson, Bob; Helfter, Clyde Eller; Tropp, Margaret Colvin

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Windsor Publications, Inc.: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2291322

ISBN: 0897810368

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Quarter-inch by quarter-inch chip along bottom edge of front jacket panel, top edge of jacket rubbed with minor tears. A near fine copy in a good jacket. 1981 Large Hardcover. 335 pp. ...traces the pageant of Buffalo's past, from the scattered pioneers of the late 18th century through the incredible boom years of the 19th and early 20th centuries to the hard times of the mid-20th century--and the signs of economic and cultural renaissance in the 1980s. Includes more than 300 illustrations, many in color. 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

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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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, Adventure, and Argosy, and created a number of Canadian war posters during World War II (source: The Korshak Collection). A... 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 knows of her! She has figured in an occasional book, but never before in English, nor indeed in any language so far as we know... 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 major factor in winding up the war which cost far more American lives than World War II. Christopher Spencer, the inventor an... View more info

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Beguilement (The Sharing Knife, Volume I)

By: Bujold, Lois McMaster

Price: $10.00

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 brand new world fraught with peril, and spins an extraordinary romance between a young farm girl and the brave sorcerer-soldier... View more info

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The Hallowed Hunt (Chalion, Book 3)

By: Bujold, Lois McMaster

Price: $10.00

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 defile. Lord Ingrey kin Wolfcliff has been dispatched to the remote castle of the late, exiled, half-mad royal to transport ... View more info

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Komarr (A Miles Vorkosigan Adventure)

By: Bujold, Lois McMaster

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Baen: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288003

ISBN: 0671878778

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Top page ridge lightly foxed. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 311 pp. Komarr could be a garden - with a thousand more years work. Or an uninhabitable wasteland, if the terraforming fails. Now the solar mirror vital to the terraforming of the conquered planet has been shattered by a ship hurtling off course. The Emperor of Barrayar sends his newest Imperial Auditor, Lord Miles Vorkosigan, to find out why. The choice is not a popular one on Komarr, where a betrayal a generation before drenched the name of Vorkosigan in blood. In the political and phy... View more info

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Civil Campaign (A [Miles] Vorkosigan Adventure)

By: Bujold, Lois McMaster

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Baen: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288004

ISBN: 0671578278

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Top page ridge lightly foxed. 1999 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 405 pp. Ekaterin is violently allergic to marriage as a result of her first exposure. But as Miles learned from his late career in galactic covert ops, if a frontal assault won't do, go to subterfuge. He has a cunning plan. Lord Mark Vorkosigan has a problem: his love for the sunny Kareen, daughter of Commodore Koudelka, has just become unrequited again. View more info

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The Curse of Chalion

By: Bujold, Lois McMaster

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Eos: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288005

ISBN: 0380979012

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Top page ridge faintly foxed. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 442 pp. On the eve of the Daughter's Day -- the grand celebration that will honor the Lady of Spring, one of the five reigning deities -- a man broken in body and spirit makes his way slowly down the road to Valenda. A former courtier and soldier, Cazaril has survived indignity and horrific torture as a slave aboard an enemy galley. Now he seeks nothing more than a menial job in the kitchens of the Dowager Provincara, in the noble household where he served as page in his youth. But the g... View more info

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Memory (A Miles Vorkosigan Adventure)

By: Bujold, Lois McMaster

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Baen: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288006

ISBN: 0671877437

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Top page ridge lightly foxed. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 462 pp. Restored to life after being pronounced dead, Miles Vorosigan realizes that the event has left him with a profound weakness and is dismissed from his job, but things are further complicated when he remembers something that he saw while dead. View more info

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The Master and Margarita

By: Bulgakov, Mikhail; Glenny, Michael

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Harper & Row: 1967

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 2292521

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Appears to be publisher Howard Kaminsky's personal copy, with his name in pencil on the half-title page. Top and fore edge lightly foxed, jacket faintly soiled. 1967 Hard Cover. vi, 394 pp. 8vo. Somewhat of a publishing oddity, in that two U.S. editions were released in the same year: the Harper & Row edition translated by Michael Glenny (offered here) and a Grove Press edition translated by Mirra Ginsburg. Both are still in print in paperback editions, which indicates that each has its own merits. In terms of dust jacket art, though, this Harper edition featuring a one-eyed cat... View more info

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The Ice Cream Girl

By: Burger, Robert James

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Dorrance & Company: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2292585

ISBN: 0805930582

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Two minor tears along top edge of front jacket panel, one minor tear along bottom edge of front jacket panel. 1987 Hard Cover. 348 pp. A historical novel set in Marion, NY during the Great Depression. 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. Eventually the work became a quartet of Enderby novels released over a period of 21 years. KEYWORDS: LITERATURE BRITISH FICTION 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-Broadway musical. A second tale covers the life and career of Sigmund Freud and includes portrayals of Havelock Ellis and Krafft-... 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 Light Electric - 1919, Auburn Beauty-Six - 1919, Pan; Boom and Bust (The 1920s): 1920, Velie 48 - 1921, Reo Speed Wagon - 1922, ... 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 first of the Tarzan titles to be illustrated by John Coleman Burroughs, the author's younger son. By contrast, the 1948 repr... View more info