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The Little Friend: A Novel

By: Tartt, Donna

Price: $75.00  $60.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2292510

ISBN: 0679439382

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on half-title page. Signing event slip laid in. An exceptional copy. 2002 Hard Cover. 555, [7] pp. 8vo. Author's second novel. The hugely anticipated new novel by the author of The Secret History—a best-seller nationwide and around the world, and one of the most astonishing debuts in recent times—The Little Friend is even more transfixing and resonant. In a small Mississippi town, Harriet Cleve Dusfresnes grows up in the shadow of her brother, who—when she was only a baby—was found hanging dead from a black-tupelo tree in their yard. ... View more info

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Proust: The Search (Jewish Lives)

By: Taylor, Benjamin

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Yale University Press: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2268592

ISBN: 0300164165

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 2015 Hard Cover. xiv, 199 pp. Marcel Proust came into his own as a novelist comparatively late in life, yet only Shakespeare, Balzac, Dickens, Tolstoy, and Dostoyevsky were his equals when it came to creating characters as memorably human. As biographer Benjamin Taylor suggests, Proust was a literary lightweight before writing his multi-volume masterwork In Search of Lost Time, but following a series of momentous historical and personal events, he became—against all expectations—one of the greatest writers of his, and indeed any, era. This insightful, beaut... View more info

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Thackeray: The Life of a Literary Man

By: Taylor, D.J.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Carroll & Graf: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2206153

ISBN: 0786709103

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A near fine copy. 2001 Hard Cover. xv, 494 pp. Vanity Fair first hit Victorian London in 1847, and the serialized novel established its author, William Makepeace Thackeray, as a serious literary challenge to his popular contemporary Charles Dickens. By then, the thirty-six-year-old Thackeray had survived a difficult Anglo-Indian childhood dominated by the figure of his mother; the loss of the fortune he had made in his early twenties; ten arduous years of hack work; and a disastrous marriage to the beautiful Isabelle Shaw, who went irreversibly mad and left him to parent alone, ... View more info

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Riley RM-Series

By: Taylor, James

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Motor Racing Publications: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2273780

ISBN: 0947981365

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Page ridges very faintly foxed. 1990 Hard Cover. 192 pp. Includes black-and-white photographs. The Riley RM Series is an executive car which was produced by Riley from 1945 to 1955. It was the last model developed independently by Riley prior to the 1952 merger of Riley's still new owner Nuffield, with Austin to form BMC. The RM series was originally produced in Coventry, but in 1949 production moved to the MG works at Abingdon. The RM models were marketed as the Riley 1½ Litre and the Riley 2½ Litre.[1] There were three types of RM vehicles produced. The RMA was a large saloo... View more info

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A Summons to Memphis

By: Taylor, Peter

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276301

ISBN: 0394410629

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Remnant of Strand sticker on front endpaper, crease along top jacket edge. 1986 Hard Cover. 231 pp. One of the most celebrated novels of its time, the Pulitzer Prize winner A Summons to Memphis introduces the Carver family, natives of Nashville, residents, with the exception of Phillip, of Memphis, Tennessee. During the twilight of a Sunday afternoon in March, New York book editor Phillip Carver receives an urgent phone call from each of his older, unmarried sisters. They plead with Phillip to help avert their widower father's impending remarriage to a younger woman. Hesitant to... View more info

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Portrait of an Island

By: Teal, John & Mildred

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Antheneum: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294910

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket lightly rubbed. Bookplate on front paste-down endpaper. 1964 Hard Cover. 167 pp. Drawings by R. D. Rice. When Mildred and John Teal moved to Sapelo Island, Georgia, in 1955, they stepped back in time to a virtually undeveloped landscape of salt marsh, maritime forest, freshwater ponds, sand dunes, and beaches. Over the course of a four-year stay their careful observations of the island's unique marine ecology and wonderfully varied flora and fauna became the basis for Portrait of an Island. The island's human history dates back more than four thousand years. The lure of S... View more info

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The Last Days of the Romanovs

By: Telberg, George Gustav; Wilton, Robert

Price: $75.00

Publisher: George H. Doran: 1920

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2302638

Condition: Good


First edition. No jacket. One inch tear along spine head and front joint, hinges starting, ink stamp and ink name on front endpapers. 1920 Hard Cover. 428 pp. A history of the Romanov family and the last days of their dynasty. View more info

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Grass (Abrai, Book 1)

By: Tepper, Sheri S.

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2296358

ISBN: 0385260121

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A nice copy. 1989 Hard Cover. 426 pp. Generations ago, humans fled to the cosmic anomaly known as Grass. But before humanity arrived, another species had already claimed Grass for its own. It too had developed a culture.... Now a deadly plague is spreading across the stars, leaving no planet untouched, save for Grass. But the secret of the planet's immunity hides a truth so shattering it could mean the end of life itself. View more info

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Gerald Ford and the Future of the Presidency

By: terHorst, J.F.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: The Third Press: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2282744

ISBN: 0893881910

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket spine head and spine base lightly bumped, jacket faintly toned. Board corners lightly rubbed, ink name on front endpaper. 1974 Hard Cover. xiv, 245 pp. His former press secretary traces the career of the thirty-eighth President, highlighting his strengths and liabilities and the traumatic events that brought him to the White House. View more info

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Lasting Impressions: The Grolier Club Library

By: The Grolier Club

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Grolier Club: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2290054

ISBN: 0910672520

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An excellent copy. 2004 Large Hardcover. 205 pp. Three years after the founding of the Grolier Club in 1884, the club’s Library Committee was established with a mission “to gather together for the use of the members all the standard bibliographical works, as well as books relating to the art of printing.” During the ensuing 117 years, the club’s library rapidly expanded from a 300-volume collection to become today’s preeminent research library on the history of books and printing. Lasting Impressions opens the doors to this bibliographic treasure trove with a fascinati... View more info

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Jesus of the Apocalypse: The Life of Jesus after the Crucifixion

By: Thiering, Barbara

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289190

ISBN: 0385255667

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Quarter inch tear along bottom edge of front jacket panel near hinge, jacket edges lightly bumped, jacket faintly toned. Pages faintly toned. 1995 Hard Cover. xvi, 462 pp. In her controversial bestseller Jesus the Man, Barbara Thiering first presented a completely new historical interpretation of the life of Jesus Christ. Now, in this work of remarkable research and scholarship, Dr Thiering sets out to unravel the mysteries that have long surrounded the elusive complexities of the Book of Revelation. 'It was not, ' she writes 'about vision and apocalypse, but about the profoundl... View more info

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An Actual Life: A Novel

By: Thomas, Abigail

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282550

ISBN: 1565121333

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 236 pp. Virginia and Buddy had to get married. Their daughter, Madeline, was conceived the first time they did it in Buddy's room at college. Virginia's college asked her to leave. Her parents put on a wedding. And now? Well, as Virginia puts it, now that we know each other a little better it turns out we are actually strangers. Set in 1960, AN ACTUAL LIFE, is about the second summer of Buddy and Virginia's marriage. There's no money, no love, no foreseeable future. ... View more info

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Getting Over Tom: Stories

By: Thomas, Abigail

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282551

ISBN: 1565120248

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 204 pp. These twelve stories--about women of all ages--are so knowing, so effortlessly funny, so poignant that it's clear we're in the hands of a writer who has spent her half-century becoming an expert on the subject of Women Who Love Too Much. View more info

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Herb's Pajamas: Stories

By: Thomas, Abigail

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282552

ISBN: 1565121899

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 199 pp. With her own special brand of delicate, elliptical, and humorous fiction, Abigail Thomas offers another extraordinary visit with people she knows far better than they know themselves. There's Walter, newly abandoned by his wife; there's Edith, a fiftyish virgin; there's Bunny, taking care of her mother and her mother's boyfriend; and there's Belle, whose married lover dies in the hallway wearing her dead husband Herb's pajama top. Blindly, they encounter one ... View more info

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Safekeeping: Some True Stories from a Life

By: Thomas, Abigail

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282553

ISBN: 037540807X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 181 pp. A stunning new way to celebrate the small moments that make up a life. In flashes of vivid prose — sometimes in pieces only one page long — Abigail Thomas breaks up the notion of what is memoir to tell us some true stories from her life: about love and upheaval, mistakes and loyalties, adventures and domesticities; marriage and motherhood at a very young age; a second husband who becomes both an ex and a dear friend in need; a smart-mouthed sister wh... View more info

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Bird Ambulance

By: Thomas, Arline

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200509

ISBN: 0684311321

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Pages toned and lightly foxed. Jacket lightly rubbed, jacket toned. 1971 Hard Cover. xi, 131 pp. The heartwarming journals of the birdlady of Queens, including the warbler that came to dinner, bird in a sling- and many other delightful stories. Illustrated with photographs. View more info

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The Native Americans: An Illustrated History

By: Thomas, David Hurst

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Turner Publishing: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2204794

ISBN: 1570363943

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An exceptional copy. 1993 Large Hardcover. Spanning thousands of years, this comprehensive history of the diverse native American cultures ranges from the time when humans first set foot in America and provides incisive analyses of modern-day issues and problems. View more info

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Ike's Bluff: President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World

By: Thomas, Evan

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272355

ISBN: 0316091049

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Light smudge along top page ridge. 2012 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Upon assuming the presidency in 1953, Dwight Eisenhower set about to make good on his campaign promise to end the Korean War. Yet while Eisenhower was quickly viewed by many as a doddering lightweight, behind the bland smile and simple speech was a master tactician. To end the hostilities, Eisenhower would take a colossal risk by bluffing that he might use nuclear weapons against the Communist Chinese, while at the same time restraining his generals and advisors who favored the stri... View more info

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Wines, Cocktails and Other Drinks

By: Thomas, Frank A. [Schoonmaker, Frank; Marvel, Ted]

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace and Company: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266858

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Boards lightly soiled, front hinge just starting, ink owner stamp on front and rear endpaper. 1936 Hard Cover. vi, [2], 228 pp. 8vo. A guide to wine and cocktails, pseudonymously published by wine experts Frank Schoonmaker and Ted Marvel, known for their works 'The Complete Wine Book' and 'American Wines'. Part one focuses on wine, treating wines country by country, giving a brief historical introduction for each, a list of available wines from that country, and a discussion of those wines by region, with a chapter on storing, serving, and drinking wine. The second part includes... View more info

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Black River in the North Country

By: Thomas, Howard

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Prospect Books: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294647

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket lightly stained. 1963 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vi, 213 pp. Black River in the North Country tells the fascinating story of the Black River and its tributaries. The time span is brief. Less than two hundred years ago, northers New York was unmapped wilderness, the hunting ground of the Oneida and Onondaga Indians. Today, the Black River valley boasts prosperous farms, attractive villages, a variety of industries and expanding recreational facilities. The Black River and its tributaries have played an important role in this evolution from wi... View more info

Image for The Bon Vivant's Companion, or, How to Mix Drinks [Containing Clear and Reliable Directions for Mixing All the Beverages Used in the United States, Together with the Most Popular British, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish Recipes, Embracing Punches, Juleps, Cobblers, etc., etc., etc., in Endless Variety.] [The Bar-Tender's Guide] [Bartender's]

The Bon Vivant's Companion, or, How to Mix Drinks [Containing Clear and Reliable Directions for Mixing All the Beverages Used in the United States, Together with the Most Popular British, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish Recipes, Embracing Punches, Juleps, Cobblers, etc., etc., etc., in Endless Variety.] [The Bar-Tender's Guide] [Bartender's]

By: Thomas, Jerry; Asbury, Herbert

Price: $450.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1928

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2287022

Condition: Very Good


Boards a bit soiled, small ink number stamp on rear free endpaper. 1928 Hard Cover. li, [3], 169, [3] pp. 8vo. 1928 reissue of the famous 1862 original, considered the first American cocktail book, edited with a new introduction by Herbert Asbury (author of Gangs of New York, etc.). Jerry Thomas was the principal bartender at the Metropolitan Hotel in New York City, and at the Planters' House in St. Paul. His work helped formalize and codify what until that point were recipes preserved by word of mouth and general reputation rather than a written system and the use of measurements. This editio... View more info

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The Marvel Art of Joe Quesada

By: Thomas, John Rhett; Quesada, Joe; Chaykin, Howard; Bendis, Brian Michael; Brubaker, Ed; Isanove, Richard; Janson, Klaus; Loeb, Jeph; Mack, David

Price: $125.00  $100.00

Publisher: Marvel Comics: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2204957

ISBN: 0785146296

Condition: Very Good


First edition. 1/2 inch tear to top jacket corner, minor wear to other corners. 2010 Large Hardcover. 240 pp. For the last decade, Joe Quesada has guided Marvel and its characters back to prominence as editor in chief - along the way changing the manner in which the industry works from the inside out. With those achievements part of his resume, it's perhaps easy to overlook that at the root of all his success is his skill as an artist. The Marvel Art of Joe Quesada doesn't overlook a second of Joe's artistry, featuring his best interior and cover artwork, as well as a wealth of unpublished ima... View more info

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These Men Shall Never Die

By: Thomas, Lowell

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The John C. Winston Company: 1943

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289424

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket. Pencil name on front paste-down endpaper, ink name on front endpaper verso. 1943 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xii, 308 pp. Map illustrated end papers. 65 or so vignettes on heroes during the first year of WWII. CONTENTS: Part 1: Pearl Harbor and Wake Island; 2. The Philippines, Bataan; 3. The War of the Undersea; 4. As the Japanese Swept On; 5. The Lexington's First Fight; 6. The Battle of the Coral Sea; 7. The Battle of Midway; 8. Guadalcanal; 9. Air Battles of the Solomons; 10. The Naval Epic of the South West Pacific; 11. On to North Af... View more info

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The Grandes Heures of Jean, Duke of Berry: Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris

By: Thomas, Marcel

Price: $50.00

Publisher: George Braziller: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199963

ISBN: 0807606138

Condition: Good


First edition. Pages toned, label to rear paste-down endpaper. Small stains to jacket, jacket edges rubbed, jacket toned. 1971 Large Hardcover. 183 pp. The Duke of Berry was one of the greatest connoisseurs and collectors in history. His avid interest in all things beautiful ranged from the small gem to the largest castle, and his choice of artists and influence upon them had a profound effect on painting. ...Never before had so many scribes, illuminators, artisans, and artists made a comparable effort for the realization of a single manuscript. With the Grandes Heures the duke seems to have a... View more info

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Atlas of the New Age: The Origins and Development of the World's Spiritual and Mystical Traditions

By: Thompson, Gerry Maguire

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Barron's: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2295144

ISBN: 0764151975

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A nice copy. 1999 Large Hardcover. 192 pp. Surveys ancient therapies and mystical beliefs around the world, including divination, visualization, fortune telling, and personal development. View more info

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The Witch and Other Tales Re-Told

By: Thompson, Jean

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Blue Rider Press: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294324

ISBN: 0399170588

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Minor surface tear from sticker removal to rear jacket panel. 2014 Hard Cover. xiv, 256 pp. Great fairy tales are not always stories designed for children. The lurking wolf in “Little Red Riding Hood,” the gingerbread house that lures Hansel and Gretel, the beauty asleep in her castle—these fables represent some of our deepest, most primeval fears and satisfy our longing for good to win out over evil (preferably in the most gruesome way possible). In this captivating new collection, critically acclaimed author Jean Thompson takes the classic fairy tale and brings it into t... View more info

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A Sense of Power: The Roots of America's Global Role

By: Thompson, John A.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Cornell University Press: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2273773

ISBN: 0801447895

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine head and spine base very lightly bumped, otherwise an excellent copy. 2015 Hard Cover. xiv, 343 pp. Why has the United States assumed so extensive and costly a role in world affairs over the last hundred years? The two most common answers to this question are because it could and because it had to. Neither answer will do, according to this challenging re-assessment of the way that America came to assume its global role. The country's vast economic resources gave it the capacity to exercise great influence abroad, but Americans were long reluctant to meet the costs o... View more info

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Eloise's Guide to Life, or How to Eat, Dress, Travel, Behave, and Stay Six Forever! (An Eloise Weenie Book)

By: Thompson, Kay

Price: $4.00  $3.20

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2296389

ISBN: 0689833105

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Very light general wear. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Unpaginated. If you're bored with your life and want to be more like me, Eloise. Then buy this BOOK for Lord's sake and CHARGE IT PLEASE View more info

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Ozoplaning with the Wizard of Oz (Oz Series Book 33)

By: Thompson, Ruth Plumly; [Baum, L. Frank]

Price: $100.00  $80.00

Publisher: Reilly & Lee: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2267481

Condition: Good


First edition, 16-page gatherings (Bienvenue p. 121). 1 inch tear to spine base, boards and front cover label lightly rubbed, rear hinge repaired. 1939 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 272 pp. 8vo. Red cloth, color picture plate mounted on front board, black-and-white illustrations by John R. Neill. The nineteenth book in the continuation of Baum's immortal Oz series by Ruth Plumly Thompson, whose books are now considered part of the official canon - as such, it is considered the thirty-third book in the series overall. View more info

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First Body: Stories

By: Thon, Melanie Rae

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282554

ISBN: 039578588X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1997 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 165 pp. In praise of her first story collection, Girls in the Grass, the New York Times wrote, Melanie Rae Thon belts out her short stories in a tone and style reminiscent of classic blues singers . . . The reader is swept along not only by her remarkable characterizations but also by the taut, magic current of her prose, which carries an exhilarating rhythmic punch. Thon brings to her new collection all the emotional intensity and vibrant lyricism that marked... View more info