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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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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

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Tarzan and the Forbidden City (The Tarzan Series Book 23)

By: Burroughs, Edgar Rice

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2262019

Condition: Near Fine


First edition (Heins FC-1). Fine in near fine jacket. 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. The twenty-fourth in the Tarzan series. '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

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Tarzan and the Foreign Legion (The Tarzan Series Book 29)

By: Burroughs, Edgar Rice

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2262022

Condition: Near Fine


First edition (Heins FL-1). Fine in very good jacket. 1/4 inch jacket tear, top edge of front jacket panel a bit foxed. 1947 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 314 pp. 8vo. Frontispiece and four black & white plates by John Coleman Burroughs. The twenty-ninth in the Tarzan series. 'Tarzan and his friends join the Dutch guerrillas in Japanese-held Sumatra during World War II.' View more info

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Synthetic Men of Mars: The 1940 Mars Novel (Mars Series Book 6)

By: Burroughs, Edgar Rice

Price: $425.00

Publisher: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2262045

Condition: Near Fine


First edition (Heins SMM-1). Fine in very good jacket. Two 1 jacket tears, jacket edges lightly rubbed. 1940 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 315 pp. 8vo. Jacket illustration, frontispiece, and four plates by John Coleman Burroughs. The sixth book in the Mars series. 'The Warlord and Vor Daj struggle against an ancient doctor's indestructible synthetic human life.' View more info

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Escape on Venus (Venus Series Book 4)

By: Burroughs, Edgar Rice

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2262162

Condition: Near Fine


First edition (Heins EV-1). Near fine in good jacket. 1 inch open tear on jacket spine base, a few other smaller closed tears, 1/8 inch chip across jacket spine head. 1946 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 347 pp. 8vo. Frontispiece and four plates by J. Allen St. John, front endpaper map by author. 'Ever fighting to escape imprisonment, Carson and Duare finally find their home and peace.' View more info

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The Deputy Sheriff of Comanche County

By: Burroughs, Edgar Rice

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276961

Condition: Very Good


First edition, first state with laminated jacket (Heins DS-1). Jacket edges rubbed, faint stain to front board and and jacket flap. 1940 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 312, [4] pp. 8vo. Black-and-white frontispiece and 22 chapter heading illustrations by John Coleman Burroughs. A western by the author of the Tarzan and John Carter series. The murder of an old enemy forces ranchman Buck Mason to try to prove his innocence himself. View more info

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A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain: Stories

By: Butler, Robert Olen

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276831

ISBN: 0805019863

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Includes publisher's promotional insert. Top page ridge faintly foxed. 1992 Trade Paperback. 249 pp. A collection of stories by the author of The Deuce, Wabash, The Alleys of Eden, and On Distant Ground features tales of the residents of Saigon as they face love, loss, despair, and more. View more info

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Reiffen's Choice (The Stoneways Trilogy Book One [1])

By: Butler, S.C.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Tor / Tom Doherty Associates: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2264580

ISBN: 0765314770

Condition: Fine


First edition. An exceptional copy. 2006 Hard Cover. 463, [1] pp. 8vo. Author's first novel. Reiffen, only twelve years old, is the true heir to the thrones of both Wayland and Banking. He and his friends Avender and Ferris live in a magical world of talking animals, dwarves, and shape-shifting bears but…he lives with the shame of knowing that no one will ever let him rule these kingdoms, that their crowns will bring him nothing but betrayal and sorrow…and that he is powerless. Reiffen will have only a short life of child's innocence, a brief respite from the trial of impossible adult resp... View more info

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Babel Tower

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270820

ISBN: 0701137185

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages moderately toned due to the type of paper used by the publisher. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 618 pp. In Babel Tower a cast of striking characters play out their personal dramas amid the clashing politics, passionate ideals and stirring languages of the early 1960s. Frederica (the heroine of Virgin in the Garden and Still Life) now teaching English at an art college, is hiding herself and her son Leo from a violent husband; her urge towards freedom later leads to an angry, humiliating divorce case. Her... View more info

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Angels and Insects

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270821

ISBN: 0701137177

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages moderately toned due to the type of paper used by the publisher. 1992 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 292 pp. In two breathtakingly accomplished novellas, A. S. Byatt explores the landscape of Victorian England, where science and spiritualism are both popular manias and domestic decorum coexists with brutality and perversion. View more info

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Passions of the Mind: Selected Writings

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270822

ISBN: 0701138475

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket spine head and spine base lightly bumped. Pages moderately toned due to the type of paper used by the publisher. 1991 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 346 pp. Whether she is writing about George Eliot or Sylvia Plath; Victorian spiritual malaise or Toni Morrison; mythic strands in the novels of Iris Murdoch and Saul Bellow; politics behind the popularity of Barbara Pym or the ambitions that underlie her own fiction, Byatt manages to be challenging, entertaining, and unflinchingly committed to the alliance o... View more info

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A Whistling Woman

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270824

ISBN: 0701173807

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages moderately toned due to the type of paper used by the publisher. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 422 pp. This electrifying new novel forms the triumphant conclusion to the great “Frederica quartet” depicting the forces in English life from the early 50s to 1970. While Frederica -- the spirited heroine of Virgin in the Garden, Still Life, and Babel Tower -- falls almost by accident into a career in television in London, tumultuous events in her home county of Yorkshire threaten to change her life and t... View more info

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Sugar and Other Stories

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270825

ISBN: 0701131691

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages moderately toned due to the type of paper used by the publisher. 1987 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 248 pp. A.S. Byatt's short fictions explore the fragile ties between generations, the dizzying abyss of loss and the elaborate memories we construct against it, resulting in a book that compels us to inhabit other lives and returns us to our own with new knowledge, compassion, and a sense of wonder. View more info

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The Matisse Stories

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2271309

ISBN: 0701160888

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Top edge faintly foxed, a bit smoky, jacket price clipped. 1993 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 135, [1] pp. 8vo. These three stories celebrate the eye even as they reveal its unexpected proximity to the heart. For if each of A.S. Byatt's narratives is in some way inspired by a painting of Henri Matisse, each is also about the intimate connection between seeing and feeling--about the ways in which a glance we meant to be casual may suddenly call forth the deepest reserves of our being. Beautifully written, intensely observed, The Matisse Stories is fict... View more info

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Elementals: Stories of Fire and Ice

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271601

ISBN: 0701168234

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed and dated (November 12th 1998) by author. A very nice copy. We have more books available by this author!. 232 pp. A new volume of stories from A.S. Byatt is always a joy, and this one is rich and rare indeed. The collected stories deal with betrayal and loyalty, quests and longings, loneliness and passion -- the mysterious absences at the heart of the fullest lives, in settings ranging from the heat of Provence in summer to the cold forests of Scandinavia, from chalk-strewn classrooms to herb-scented hillsides, from suburban streets to rocky wilds. View more info

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The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye: Five Fairy Stories

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271602

ISBN: 0701162783

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!. 280 pp. A. S. Byatt's fairy tales and fables are among the best-loved features of her fiction. Innumerable readers have asked for the two marvellous fairy tales in POSSESSION - 'The Glass Coffin' and 'Gode's Tale' of the Breton Naie des Trepasses - to be published separately. Here they take their place with three other stories with medieval and oriental settings. The title story, 'The Djinn and the Nightingale's Eye', a long story about an Englishwoman in Turkey... View more info

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Little Black Book of Stories

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271603

ISBN: 0701173246

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 279 pp. Leaves rustle underfoot in a dark wood: two middle-aged women walk into a forest, as they did when they were girls, confronting their childhood fears and memories and the strange thing they saw -- or thought they saw -- so long ago. A distinguished male obstetrician and a young woman artist meet in a hospital. But both of them have very different ideas about body parts, birth and death. An innocent member of an evening class turns out to have her own dec... View more info

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Portraits in Fiction

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271605

ISBN: 0701173106

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages very faintly toned. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. ix, 101 pp. A remarkable, sumptuously illustrated exploration of the links between fiction, writers of fiction and portraits -- by the acclaimed Booker Prize winner. Portraits seem the opposite of fiction, fixed in time and space, not running with the curve of a story or a life. Yet since the birth of the novel, writers have been fascinated by portraits as icons, as motifs, as images of character and evocations of past time. A.S. Byatt delves into the co... View more info

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The Biographer's Tale

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271606

ISBN: 0701169451

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket spine head very lightly bumped. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 265 pp. In this witty, Borges-like fiction, A.S. Byatt weaves a dazzling fiction out of one man's search for fact. Fed up with stultifying criticism, Phineas G. decides to study the messiness of 'real life'. Doing nothing by halves he sets out to write a biography of a great biographer. But a 'whole life' is hard to find. How do we put the idea of a person together? Everywhere he looks he finds fragments and gaps: bones and husks, boxes of m... View more info

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Still Life

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271607

ISBN: 0701126671

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages moderately toned due to the type of paper used by publisher. 1985 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 358 pp. From the author of The New York Times bestseller Possession, comes a highly acclaimed novel which captures in brilliant detail the life of one extended English family-and illuminates the choices they must make between domesticity and ambition, life and art. Toni Morrison, author of Beloved, writes of Byatt: When it comes to probing characters her scalpel is sure but gentle. She is a loving surgeon. View more info

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Your Action World: Winners are Losers with an New Attitude

By: Byrne, David

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Chronicle Books: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286740

ISBN: 0811826236

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An excellent copy. 1999 Large Softcover. We have more books available by this author!. In his latest book, writer, photographer, musician, and former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne has created an extraordinary document and critique of the times we live in. Your Action World parodies the inspirational promotional materialsincluding books, tapes, and corporate advertising - with which we are inundated daily. Byrne's impulse is to fight back, to stem the tide of images and bullying texts that assault all of us, by building dikes and dams of my own images and texts. To understan... View more info