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Dating Big Bird: A Novel

By: Zigman, Laura

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Dial Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282644

ISBN: 0385333404

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!. 246 pp. With the laugh-out-loud humor and heartfelt wisdom that made Animal Husbandry a national bestseller, Laura Zigman's second novel introduces Ellen Franck, a successful single career woman whose one desire--a child of her own--throws her into the ever-growing ranks of the reproductively challenged. Ellen has a life many people dream about--a glamorous fashion industry job, an apartment in Greenwich Village, good friends--and yet Ellen feels herself at sixe... View more info

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Her: A Novel

By: Zigman, Laura

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282645

ISBN: 037541388X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 209 pp. A smart, deeply satisfying romantic comedy about a woman's obsession with the return of her fiancé's ex. On the Delta Shuttle between New York and Washington, Elise finds herself sitting next to Donald—tall, with dark wavy hair, a big easy smile. She’s left the world of women's magazines in Manhattan for graduate school in D.C. He’s left investment banking to become a teacher. They are both unattached. They exchange stories. They fall in love. One... View more info

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Zoya's Story: An Afghan Woman's Struggle for Freedom

By: Zoya; Follain, John; Cristofair, Rita

Price: $10.00

Publisher: William Morrow: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274255

ISBN: 0060097825

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A nice copy. 2002 Hard Cover. 239 pp. Zoya's Story is a young woman's searing account of her clandestine war of resistance against the Taliban and religious fanaticism at the risk of her own life. An epic tale of fear and suffering, courage and hope, Zoya's Story is a powerful testament to the ongoing battle to claim human rights for the women of Afghanistan. Though she is only twenty-three, Zoya has witnessed and endured more tragedy and terror than most people do in a lifetime. Zoya grew up during the wars that ravaged Afghanistan and was robbed of her mother and father when t... View more info

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An Airplane in Every Garage

By: Zuck, Daniel R.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Vantage Press: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294709

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket. Corners lightly rubbed. 1958 Hard Cover. 192 pp. Drawings by Ted Groh. A book written in the 1950s by an author involved in airline mechanics and theory, on the practicality of people having a combination airplane/car for personal transportation. Comes with designs etc., for the construction of such a device, together with a pasted-in warning at the front of the book that amateurs should not construct the plane-mobile without proper instruction. View more info

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New Encyclopedia of Gardening Techniques: The Indispensable Illustrated Practical Guide (American Horticultural Society)

By: [American Horticultural Society]

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Mitchell Beazley: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2264667

ISBN: 1845334841

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 2009 Large Hardcover. 480 pp. A flagship practical book of step-by-step gardening techniques from the AHS that shows up-to-date skills to a new generation of gardeners. The AHS New Encyclopedia of Gardening Techniques is the new definitive guide to explaining all the essential techniques you are ever likely to need. It reflects modern best-practice gardening at the American Horticultural Society, a leading gardening authority. All techniques are shown clearly and simply with step-by-step instructions for every gardener to follow. Contains more than 2000 clear a... View more info

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Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Thirteen Days of Christmas

By: [Burton, Tim]; Davison, Steven; Gardner, Carolyn

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Disney Press: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286555

ISBN: 1423118049

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An excellent copy. 2009 Hard Cover. Everyone knows which gifts a true love need grant his beloved during the twelve days of Christmastide. A partridge in a pear tree is required. Leaping lords and dancing ladies are expected. Of course the season would not be complete without French hens or swimming swans. And, above all, he must not neglect to present the all-important five gold rings. But not every true love has the same ideas about what will make appropriate gifts. And so when Jack Skellington, the charmingly frightful hero of Tim Burton’s classic film The Nightmare Before ... View more info

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Walt Disney's Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier (A Little Golden Book)

By: [Disney, Walt]; Shapiro, Irwin

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2298262

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Santi 190. Pencil name and address on front board verso, rear board very lightly soiled. 1955 Hard Cover. Unpaginated. Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier is a 1955 adventure film produced by Walt Disney Productions. It is an edited compilation of the first three episodes of the Davy Crockett television miniseries, Davy Crockett Indian Fighter, Davy Crockett Goes to Congress, and Davy Crockett at the Alamo, starring Fess Parker as Davy Crockett. [2] View more info

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Forever After: 4 Wedding Stories (Disney Princess)

By: [Disney]

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Disney Press: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2296379

ISBN: 1423165624

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket edges very lightly bumped. 2012 Large Hardcover. 94 pp. Cinderella, Belle, Tiana, and Rapunzel each get their own happily ever after story in this deluxe wedding storybook! Princess fans will eagerly discover how four of their favorite characters finally said I do. These charming tales of true love are complemented with beautiful new artwork. Perfect for Valentine's Day, this elegant jacketed storybook also makes a great gift for young flower girls. View more info

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Official Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Oriental Adventures

By: [Dungeons & Dragons] Gygax, Gary

Price: $50.00

Publisher: TSR Hobbies, Inc.: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287340

ISBN: 0880380993

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1985 Large Hardcover. 144 pp. Gathers information about character classes, money, equipment, weapons, fighting proficiencies, magic spells, monsters, and treasures used in an Oriental-style role playing game. View more info

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Hammett's Moral Vision: The Most Influential Investigation of Dashiell Hammett's novels Red Harvest, The Dain Curse, The Maltese Falcon, The Glass Key, and The Thin Man (The Ace Performer Collection)

By: [Hammett, Dashiell]; Thompson, Goerge J. Rhino; Nolan, William F.; Emery, Vince

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Vince Emery Productions: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2290052

ISBN: 097258983X

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author George J. Thompson without inscription. A fine copy. 2007 Hard Cover. 246 pp. Previously only available serialized over seven issues of The Armchair Detective magazine, this examination is the single most influential book-length analysis of Dashiell Hammett’s novels. Spanning all sections of his career, the book discusses five novels: The Dain Curse, The Glass Key, The Maltese Falcon, Red Harvest, and The Thin Man. Detailed analysis shows how the author and his work changed over time. Each novel is discussed in its own chapter with comparative criticism, and t... View more info

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Louis-Philippe Memoirs, 1773-1793

By: [Louis-Philippe]; Hardman, John

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2296789

ISBN: 0151588554

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Tears along top edge of jacket previously mended on rear side of jacket, jacket faintly toned. Boards very lightly soiled, top page ridge very faintly foxed. 1977 Hard Cover. xxxiii, 476 pp. An illuminating eyewitness account of the French Revolution, set down by the last Bourbon to become King of France. Louis-Philippe began writing his memoirs in 1802 and continued working on them throughout his life... Includes 34 photographs illustrating people and period. View more info

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Diary of Ellen Rimbauer: My Life at Rose Red

By: [Pearson, Ridley]; [King, Stephen]; Reardon, Joyce; Rimbauer, Steven

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Hyperion: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2293135

ISBN: 0786868015

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 2001 Hard Cover. 252, [6] pp. 8vo. A novel written by Ridley Pearson in the form of a diary, designed originally as a tie-in to Stephen King's Rose Red television miniseries. At the turn of the twentieth century, Ellen Rimbauer became the young bride of Seattle industrialist John Rimbauer, and began keeping a remarkable diary. This diary became the secret place where Ellen could confess her fears of the new marriage, her confusion over her emerging sexuality, and the nightmare that her life would become. The diary not only follows the development of a girl into womanhood, it fol... View more info

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Dearest Andrew: Letters from V. Sackville-West to Andrew Reiber, 1951-1962

By: [Sackville-West, V. (Vita); Reiber, Andrew]; MacKnight, Nancy (Editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2292327

ISBN: 068416275X

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Quarter-inch tear along jacket spine head, small hole on front jacket panel, rear side of jacket spine head previously mended with tape, front jacket flap price-clipped. One inch surface tear to rear paste-down endpaper, one inch chip to bottom edge of last page. 1979 Hard Cover. 127 pp. In 1851 Andrew Reiber, a resident of Maine, wrote to Vita Sackville-West, asking if a young friend of his might visit her garden in Kent, England, already famous though not then, as now, open to the public. This led to a correspondence that lasted until Vita's death in 1962. They never met. View more info

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Vita and Harold: The Letters of Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson

By: [Sackville-West, Vita; Nicolson, Harold]; Nicolson, Nigel (Editor)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: G. P. Putnam’s Sons: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2292335

ISBN: 0399136665

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Front jacket flap price-clipped. Ink gift note on front free endpaper. 1992 Hard Cover. x, 452 pp. A collection of correspondence between the poet-novelist and her diplomat-politician-author husband spans fifty years to recount their turbulent and open marriage, Vita's lesbian affair with Violet Trefusis, their colorful circle of friends, and more. View more info

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Samaras: The Photographs of Lucas Samaras

By: [Samaras, Lucas] Lifson, Ben

Price: $15.00

Publisher: An Aperture Book: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281485

ISBN: 0893812412

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Bookplate on front paste-down endpaper, pages very faintly toned. 1987 Large Hardcover. 182 pp. Photographer, painter, sculptor, Lucas Samaras is one of the most influential and provocative artists of our time. Once again available to readers, this long out-of-print volume presents a thorough compilation of Samara's photographic work, beginning with his earliest Auto-Polaroids. This exhaustive body of work paved the way for a generation of contemporary photo-artists, expanding the expressive possibilities of the medium. Using Polaroid materials, large--sometimes life-sized--form... View more info

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The Strike at Shane's: A Prize Story of Indiana

By: [Stratton-Porter, Gene]

Price: $150.00

Publisher: The American Humane Education Society: 1893

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2130423

Condition: Good


First edition. Possible variant state, differing from other 1893 editions we found in two ways: 1) does not include 10 pages of advertisements; 2) does not designate it as Gold Mine Series No. 2. 1 inch chip from corner of front wrapper, two tiny internal chips to front wrapper, light stain to top edge of front wrapper and first couple pages. 91 pp. Printed wrappers, stapled binding. Thought published anonymously, this short novel has recently been attributed to Gene Stratton-Porter, famous for her novel The Girl of the Limberlost ('Gene Stratton-Porter: Novelist and Naturalist by Judith Reick... View more info

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The Original Journals of Henry Smith Turner with Stephen Watts Kearny to New Mexico and California, 1846

By: [Turner, Henry Smith]; Clarke, Dwight L.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2265945

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine lightly toned. Spots on top page ridge. 1966 Hard Cover. xiii, 173 pp. Captain Henry Smith Turner, adjutant of the Army of the West, actively participated in the conquest of New Mexico and California with Stephen Watts Kearny in 1846-47. ...Turner's importance in history arises from the graphic journals he kept and the forthright letters he wrote to his wife during his western campaigning. These letters present a keen and intensely personal reaction to the men and scenes around him. The journal of 1846 which he kept while marching with the Kearny expedition is equal... View more info

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Frank Lloyd Wright's House Beautiful

By: [Wright, Frank Lloyd] Maddex, Diane

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Hearst Books: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2296537

ISBN: 0688167365

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Very minor general wear. A very nice copy. 2000 Large Hardcover. 176 pp. This book features the special relationship Wright had with House Beautiful magazine, a relationship that spanned six decades. In 1897, the year the magazine began, Wright developed his own concept of The House Beautiful, in a limited edition masterpiece that detailed his theories of the ideal home. More than a century later, this book presents his concepts, alongside stunning photographs depicting the evolution of Wright's organic architecture style, including the Prairie style of the early 1900s, the Cali... View more info