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Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel

By: Walls, Jeannette

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York, Scribner: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2098150

ISBN: 1416586288

Condition: Near Fine


First Edition. An exceptional copy. 2009 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 272 pp. Author of The Glass Castle. 'Those old cows knew trouble was coming before we did.' So begins the story of Lily Casey Smith, Jeannette Walls’s no-nonsense, resourceful, and spectacularly compelling grandmother. By age six, Lily was helping her father break horses. At fifteen, she left home to teach in a frontier town—riding five hundred miles on her pony, alone, to get to her job. She learned to drive a car and fly a plane. And, with her husband, Jim, she ran a vast ranch in Arizona. ... View more info

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Jeremy and Hamlet

By: Walpole, Hugh

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York: George H. Doran Company: 1923

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2169670

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Minor biopredation to base of rear joint, jacket corners rubbed with minor loss.Very Good. 1923 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 305 pp. 8vo. A collection of short stories in a fictional English town called Polchester. Walpole's second Jeremy book. CONTENTS: Come Out of the Kitchen; Conscience-Money; The Dance; Saladin and the Black Bishop; Poodle; The Night Raiders; Young Baltimore; The Ruffians; The Picture-Book; Uncle Percy; The Runaways; A Fine Day. Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole (March 13, 1884 - June 1, 1941) was an English novelist. He was bor... View more info

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The Hidden Life of Emily Dickinson: A Biography

By: Walsh, John Evangelist

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Simon and Schuster: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289192

Condition: Good


First edition. Quarter inch tear along bottom edge of front jacket panel and spine base, jacket spine lightly toned, small stain on jacket spine. Spine slightly cocked. 1971 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 286 pp. In this remarkable book, startling new evidence about Emily Dickinson's life is presented, all from primary sources and thoroughly documented, which at last fits the whole tantalizing puzzle together. Within a lucid, marvelously sustained narrative, John Evangelist Walsh offers revelations concerning Emily's art and personality which clarify much of the myst... View more info

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The Lying Game: A Novel

By: Ware, Ruth

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Scout Press: 2017

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287836

ISBN: 1501156004

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Spine head lightly pushed. 2017 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 370 pp. From the instant New York Times bestselling author of blockbuster thrillers In a Dark, Dark Wood and The Woman in Cabin 10 comes Ruth Ware’s chilling new novel, The Lying Game. On a cool June morning, a woman is walking her dog in the idyllic coastal village of Salten along a tidal estuary known as the Reach. Before she can stop him, the dog charges into the water to retrieve what first appears to be a wayward stick, but to her horror, turns out to be something much more sinister.... View more info

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Chronicle of the Russian Tsars: The Reign-by-Reign Record of the Rulers of Imperial Russia

By: Warnes, David

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Thames & Hudson: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2295698

ISBN: 0500050937

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 1999 Large Hardcover. 224 pp. This new Chronicle documents the lives of tsars famous and infamous in a lively series of biographical portraits stretching from the late fifteenth to the early twentieth centuries. Discover the facts behind the reputations of rulers such as Ivan the Terrible, whose reign of terror was unparalleled in Russian history until Stalin; Peter the Great, dynamic reformer and dedicated Westernizer; Catherine the Great, the determined young German princess who usurped power and is remembered for her interest in the Enlightenment and for her... View more info

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Hunting Upland Birds

By: Waterman, Charles F.; Vance, Joel

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Countrysport Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274338

ISBN: 092435772X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Front jacket flap creased. 1997 Hard Cover. xi, 332 pp. Who could improve on Waterman? Nobody -- except Waterman. Originally published a quarter of a century ago, Charley Waterman's Hunting Upland Birds has been newly updated with the latest information for today's wingshooter, along with the timeless advice on strategy, equipment, and bird behavior that made the original book an essential for upland hunters. View more info

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A Corner of a Foreign Field: The Illustrated Poetry of the First World War

By: Waters, Fiona

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing, Canada: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2295889

ISBN: 1909242489

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Board edges very lightly rubbed. 2007 Large Hardcover. 188 pp. Represented here are poems dashed off in the full awfulness of the battlefield, as well as those honed with the terrible benefit of hindsight. And there are poems from an earlier age whose themes and aching beauty exactly matched the mood of a nation as an entire generation was lost to war. Here also are poems inspired by the experience of countless mothers, wives, sweethearts, sisters, and daughters left behind ... The poems are counterpointed by painstakingly restored photographic images-- many seen here for the fi... View more info

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Fingersmith

By: Waters, Sarah

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Virago: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282565

ISBN: 1860498825

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Includes scarce belly band. A very nice copy. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 548 pp. Sue Trinder is an orphan, left as an infant in the care of Mrs. Sucksby, a baby farmer, who raised her with unusual tenderness, as if Sue were her own. Mrs. Sucksby’s household, with its fussy babies calmed with doses of gin, also hosts a transient family of petty thieves—fingersmiths—for whom this house in the heart of a mean London slum is home. One day, the most beloved thief of all arrives—Gentleman, an elegant con... View more info

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The Night Watch

By: Waters, Sarah

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Virago: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282566

ISBN: 1844082466

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket very lightly rubbed. Pages very faintly toned. 2006 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 472 pp. Moving back through the 1940s, through air raids, blacked out streets, illicit liaisons, sexual adventure, to end with its beginning in 1941, The Night Watch is the work of a truly brilliant and compelling storyte This is the story of four Londoners – three women and a young man with a past, drawn with absolute truth and intimacy. Kay, who drove an ambulance during the war and lived life at full throttle, now dresses... View more info

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American Art Deco

By: Weber, Eva

Price: $10.00

Publisher: JG Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272189

ISBN: 1572153695

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket edges very lightly rubbed, a few very minor creases to jacket, jacket flaps very faintly toned. 2004 Large Hardcover. 112 pp. Art deco is a distinctive modernist style that took its name from the Exposition Internationale des Art Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes held in Parins in 1925. The popularity of art deco during the 1920s and 19302s influenced modernist designers in many fields: ceramics, textiles, interiors, glassware, furniture, as well as architecture. In the roaring twenties both the glorification of technology and the frivolity of the flapper decade were cel... View more info

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The Little Women: A Novel

By: Weber, Katharine

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282567

ISBN: 0374189595

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 240 pp. In Katharine Weber's third novel, The Little Women, three adolescent sisters--Meg, Jo and Amy--are shocked when they discover their mother's affair, but are truly devastated by their father's apparently easy forgiveness of her. Shattered by their parents' failure to live up to the moral standards and values of the family, the two younger sisters leave New York (and their private school) and move to Meg's apartment in New Haven, where Meg is a junior at Yale. ... View more info

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The Music Lesson: A Novel

By: Weber, Katharine

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Crown Publisher's, Inc.: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282568

ISBN: 0609603175

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 178 pp. She's beautiful, writes Irish-American art historian Patricia Dolan in the first of the journal entries that form The Music Lesson. I look at my face in the mirror and it seems far away, less real than hers. The woman she describes is the subject of the stolen Vermeer of the novel's title. Patricia is alone with this exquisite painting in a remote Irish cottage by the sea. How she arrived in such an unlikely circumstance is one part of the story Patricia tell... View more info

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Objects in Mirror are Closer Than They Appear: A Novel

By: Weber, Katharine

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Crown Publisher's, Inc.: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282569

ISBN: 0517598906

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Review copy with slip laid in. A very nice copy. 1995 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 262 pp. Author's first novel, a portion of which originally appeared in The New Yorker. Harriet Rose, twenty-six, is an American photographer just winning recognition for her work. A travel fellowship brings her to visit her best friend and former roommate, Anne Gordon, in Switzerland. In an ongoing letter to her boyfriend, Harriet reports on strange developments in Anne's life, most notably her affair with a much older married man... View more info

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Uncrowned King: The Life of Prince Albert

By: Weintraub, Stanley

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Free Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285505

ISBN: 0684834863

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Remainder mark. 1997 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xvii, 478 pp. Offering a biography of Albert, this work examines how the Prince Consort was plucked from obscurity from a tiny German principality to sire the succession in the most powerful empire in the world. It examines his marriage, his popularity and the effect he made on Britain. View more info

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Mistress of the Monarchy: The Life of Katherine Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster

By: Weir, Alison

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285033

ISBN: 0345453239

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A nice copy. 2009 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxii, 392 pp. Acclaimed author Alison Weir has been prolific with her books on English royalty covering everything from the Houses of York and Lancaster to the reigns of the Tudors and beyond. Now this remarkable historian brings to life the extraordinary tale of the woman who was ancestor to them all: Katherine Swynford, a royal mistress who was to become one of the most crucial figures in the history of the British royal dynasties. Born in the mid-fourteenth century, Katherine de Roët was only twelve ... View more info

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Elven Star (The Death Gate Cycle, Volume 2)

By: Weis, Margaret; Hickman, Tracy

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Bantam Spectra: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288007

ISBN: 0553070398

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Sticker on rear jacket panel. Top page ridge very faintly foxed. 1990 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 367 pp., plus several pages of musical notations. On steamy Pryan, never-ending sunlight and plentiful rain have created a jungle so vast that humans and elves dwell high in the trees and only dwarves live anywhere near the ground. From the treetops the aristocratic elves sell weapons to the other races, whose incessant warfare sends a steady steam of profits and essential resources skyward. Now, generations of dissent and race hatred will not heal -- n... View more info

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The Seventh Gate (A Death Gate Novel)

By: Weis, Margaret; Hickman, Tracy

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Bantam Spectra: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288009

ISBN: 0553096478

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An excellent copy. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 320 pp. The conclusion to the Death Gate Cycle finds Alfred in the Labyrinth of a fearsome dragon, Haplo on the verge of death, and Marit resolving to lead the band into the dreaded Seventh Gate to confront old and new enemies. View more info

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The Hand of Chaos (A Death Gate Novel, Volume 5)

By: Weis, Margaret; Hickman, Tracy

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Bantam Spectra: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288010

ISBN: 0553093770

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine head lightly bumped. 1993 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxv, 463 pp. Haplo must choose between obeying the master who rescued him from the Labyrinth and sealing the fate of the universe. View more info

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Mantrapped

By: Weldon, Fay

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Fourth Estate: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282570

ISBN: 0007194536

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages very lightly toned. 2004 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 267 pp. Mantrapped is a dazzling new work that continues Fay Weldon’s critically acclaimed memoir, Auto da Fay, and tells the story of a woman down on her luck. Trisha is forty-four and at the end of her rope: creditors are coming and boyfriends have long left. Then, one day, on the stairs above her local dry cleaner, she bumps into the dashing Peter Watson, an editor for the local newspaper. After brushing past each other, they mysteriously and instan... View more info

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The Rules of Life

By: Weldon, Fay

Price: $15.00

Publisher: A Hutchinson Novella: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2282571

ISBN: 0091686806

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 1987 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 79 pp. Illustrated by Amanda Faulkner. Miss Gabriella Sumpter, born in 1941 and laid to rest in 2002 after a totally selfish but quite agreeable life, has discovered that many of the accepted rules of life are simply untrue, and has decide that she, who had done so little good in her life except to herself, would like to help others by passing on a few conclusions she's reached after three months under the sod. In this vivid and ribald tale Fay Weldon, known for her witty feminist fiction, has creat... View more info

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Nothing to Wear and Nowhere to Hide: Stories

By: Weldon, Fay

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Flamingo: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2282572

ISBN: 0002258536

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Pages very lightly toned. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vi, 222 pp. A wonderful new collection on topical themes from the controversial 'product-placement' author of The Bulgari Connection. A superb new collection of stories: shrewd, sharp, insightful, with a cheerfully dark view of the world. The wronged wife remains a lingering presence even after the mistress has moved in to her home. Oriole, an enormously successful businesswoman married to the ineffectual Hugh, begins to re-evaluate her life, when her best crockery keeps mysteriously flying ... View more info

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Give the Lady What She Wants!: The Story of Marshall Field and Company

By: Wendt, Lloyd; Kogan, Herman

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Rand McNally & Company: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294826

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket edges previously mended with tape in multiple places, one inch tear along top edge of front jacket panel near spine, jacket edges rubbed. 1952 Hard Cover. 384 pp. A history of the influential department store funded in Chicago in 1852, which also examines changes in society and fashion, in particular the roles of and attitudes toward women. View more info

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The Constant Sinner (Babe Gordon)

By: West, Mae

Price: $150.00

Publisher: The Macaulay Company, New York: 1931

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 1926257

Condition: Very Good


First thus. 4th printing, following three printings under a different title. Includes scarce jacket with colorful headshot of the protagonist Babe Gordon (jacket art by 'Polly'). 1 inch tear to jacket base with minor loss from corners, rear jacket panel & reverse of spine stained, jacket lightly toned & soiled.Good. 1931 Hard Cover. vi, 313 pp. 8vo. Original orange cloth, maroon titles, orange top page ridge. West's first novel. Originally released as Babe Gordon, it was reissued with a new title based on a contest sponsored by the publisher in which 4,673 suggestions were submitted. The novel... View more info

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American Pie: A Novel

By: West, Michael Lee

Price: $15.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282573

ISBN: 0060183578

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!. 324 pp. In the waters off the Baja coast, far from her childhood home of Tallulah, Tennessee, marine biologist Freddie McBroom studies the life habits of grey whales with her scientist husband, Sam. An ex-medical student expelled for stealing cadaver parts, Freddie has left the South and her past behind, never once looking back; practical and serious, she is the antithesis of her eccentric sisters, Eleanor and Jo-Nell, who have remained in their hometown to carv... View more info

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Consuming Passions: A Food-Obsessed Life

By: West, Michael Lee

Price: $15.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282574

ISBN: 0060183713

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author with inscription, All food wishes. Jacket spine head and spine base lightly bumped. 1999 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xv, 262 pp. From Michael Lee West, author of the acclaimed American Pie, She Flew the Coop, and Crazy Ladies, comes a delightfully quirky memoir of an adventurous food-obsessed life, laced with delicious secret recipes passed from generation to generation. Wonderfully presented and thoroughly entertaining, this warm and witty work unites West's evocative voice and humor with the uniquely American form of kitchen tales... View more info

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Crazy Ladies

By: West, Michael Lee

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Longstreet Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282575

ISBN: 092926438X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1990 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 337 pp. Author's first novel. From the author of Mad Girls in Love comes this lively multigenerational tale of six charming, unforgettable Southern women -- a novel of love and laughter, pain and redemption. Though she was born in Tennessee, Miss Gussie is no country fool. A woman who can handle any situation, she has her hands full with two headstrong daughters who happen to be complete opposites -- dour Dorothy and sweet Clancy Jane. Hoping money will heal chi... View more info

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Mad Girls in Love

By: West, Michael Lee

Price: $15.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282576

ISBN: 006018406X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket spine base very lightly bumped. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 528 pp. In her colorful first novel, Crazy Ladies, Michael Lee West brought to life three generations of unforgettable G.R.I.T.S. (Girls Raised In The South), creating a world the Washington Post Book World called sharp, wry, and utterly convincing. In Mad Girls in Love she's brought some of the Ladies back and also added a whole new wacky and lovable cast. You'll want to join them for a glass of sweet tea or punch spiked with pure grain alc... View more info

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She Flew the Coop: A Novel Concerning Life, Death, Sex and Recipes in Limoges, Louisiana

By: West, Michael Lee

Price: $15.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282577

ISBN: 0060183489

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Two very minor spots on top page ridge. Pages very faintly toned. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 390 pp. The two main occupations in Limoges, Louisiana (population: 905), seem to be spreading juicy gossip and consoling the unfortunate with casseroles. And in this early spring of 1952, there is ample opportunity for both with sixteen-year-old and pregnant (by the Baptist minister) Olive Nepper, currently languishing in a coma after drinking pop laced with rose poison. But the plight of Olive and her family is h... View more info

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Social Life in the Early Republic

By: Wharton, Anne Hollingsworth

Price: $15.00

Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company: 1902

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2297100

Condition: Good


First edition. Loss to spine head and minor loss to spine base, spine creased, hinges starting, ink name on half-title page. 1902 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, 346 pp. Portraits and homes of the social elite, with photographs. New York, Boston, and the Southern cities, in the early years of the republic, possessed a characteristic and interesting social life. View more info

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The House of Mirth

By: Wharton, Edith

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283787

Condition: Near Fine


First edition (no ads following text). Tabard Inn Library bookplate and pencil name on front endpapers. 1905 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 532 pp. 8vo. Red cloth, gilt titles and top edge. The popular second novel by the author who later became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize (1921). Originally serialized in Scribner's Magazine, its success was described by Charles Scribner as 'the most rapid sale of any book ever published by Scribner' (Benstock, A Critical History of The House of Mirth). This catapulted Wharton's career as a writer, and her works influen... View more info