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Wonders of the West: A Novel

By: Braverman, Kate

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Fawcett Columbine: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270801

ISBN: 0449906566

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps very faintly toned. 1993 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 280 pp. Newly arrived at her brother's home in 1960s Los Angeles, teenager Jordan Lerner struggles to deal with her brother's terminal illness, her mother's dalliances with a string of men, and a school where she is considered an outcast. View more info

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The Incantation of Frida K.

By: Braverman, Kate

Price: $50.00  $40.00

Publisher: Seven Stories Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270802

ISBN: 1583224696

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps very faintly toned. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 235 pp. I was born in rain and I will die in rain, begins Kate Braverman’s The Incantation of Frida K., an imagined life journey of Frida Kahlo. The book opens and closes inside the mind of Frida K., at 46, on her deathbed, taking us through a kaleidoscope of memories and hallucinations where we shiver for two hundred pages on the threshold of life and death, dream and reality, truth and myth. Defiant and uncompromising, Frida bears the wounds o... View more info

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A World on Display: Photographs from the St. Louis World's Fair, 1904

By: Breitbart, Eric

Price: $25.00

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294360

ISBN: 0826317421

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Sticker on rear jacket panel. 1997 Hard Cover. ix, 108 pp. A book of superb b&w photographs, most taken in 1904 during the St. Louis World's Fair, showing some of the 2,000 native peoples brought to St. Louis to appear in the most extensive anthropological exhibit ever assembled for a world's fair. The text examines the relationship of the photographers with the images, and the images with the viewers and the society in which they were viewed. View more info

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From Contract to Covenant: Beyond the Law and Economics of the Family

By: Brinig, Margaret F.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Harvard University Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2302569

ISBN: 0674002164

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Faint smudges to jacket. 2000 Hard Cover. 320 pp. This book is the first systematic account of the law and economics of the family. It explores the implications of economics for family law--divorce, adoption, breach of promise, surrogacy, prenuptial agreements, custody arrangements--and its limitations. Before a family forms, prospective partners engage in a kind of market activity that involves searching and bargaining, for which the economic analysis of contract law provides useful insights. Once a couple marries, the individuals become a family and their decisions have import... View more info

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These Curious Pleasures

By: Britain, Sloane

Price: $95.00  $76.00

Publisher: Midwood (Tower): 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2303035

Condition: Very Good


First edition - a paperback original. A few faint creases to wrappers, ink initials on blurb page. 1961 Mass Market Paperback. 186 pp. Ravaged by three men... she sought the tenderness of love in another woman. Sloane works as a secretary to a New York television producer. She lives in the Village and enjoys cruising the bars at night for one-night stands with women she doesn’t know. She has a few part-time lovers she sees on a semi-regular basis, but hasn’t found the woman who would steal her heart… until she meets Allison, a young actress. Sloane’s boss has hired the young woman to s... View more info

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Charlatan: America's Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man who Pursued Him, and the Age of Flimflam

By: Brock, Pope

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Crown Publishers: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2196232

ISBN: 0307339882

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Rear jacket flap stained. 2008 Hard Cover. 324 pp. In 1917, after years of selling worthless patent remedies throughout the Southeast, John R. Brinkley–America’s most brazen young con man–arrived in the tiny town of Milford, Kansas. He set up a medical practice and introduced an outlandish surgical method using goat glands to restore the fading virility of local farmers. It was all nonsense, of course, but thousands of paying customers quickly turned “Dr.” Brinkley into America’s richest and most famous surgeon. His notoriety captured the attention of the great quac... View more info

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24 Hours

By: Bromfield, Louis

Price: $125.00  $100.00

Publisher: Frederick A. Stokes Company: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2265826

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Owner bookplate on front endpaper, 1 inch chip from jacket spine base, with minor loss from other jacket corners, jacket toned. 1930 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 432 pp. A novel by the Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Green Bay Tree, Possession, and Early Autumn. Inspiration for the film starring Clive Brook and Kay Francis, directed by Marion Gering. Originally published serially as Shattered Glass; this edition released simultaneously with a signed, limited edition of 500 copies (this copy is not signed). Bromfield was also known for his scient... View more info

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March: A Novel

By: Brooks, Geraldine

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Viking: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200373

ISBN: 0670033359

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 280 pp. 8vo. March is a novel by Geraldine Brooks. It is a parallel novel that retells Louisa May Alcott's novel Little Women from the point of view of Alcott's protagonists' absent father. Brooks has inserted the novel into the classic tale, revealing the events surrounding March's absence during the American Civil War in 1862. The novel won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. - Wikipedia View more info

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Caleb's Crossing: A Novel

By: Brooks, Geraldine

Price: $10.00  $8.00

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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Caleb's Crossing: A Novel

By: Brooks, Geraldine

Price: $9.00  $7.20

Publisher: Viking: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2296790

ISBN: 0670021040

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Minor general wear to jacket. Two faint smudges on front board, pencil name on front free endpaper. 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 Grea... 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  $5.60

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  $5.60

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  $5.60

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  $7.20

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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First Women: The Grace and Power of America's Modern First Ladies

By: Brower, Kate Anderson

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Harper: 2016

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294529

ISBN: 0062439650

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket edges lightly bumped. 2016 Hard Cover. 380 pp. From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the groundbreaking backstairs look at the White House, The Residence, comes an intimate, news-making look at the true modern power brokers at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: the First Ladies, from Jackie Kennedy to Michelle Obama and Melania Trump. One of the most underestimated—and challenging—positions in the world, the First Lady of the United States must be many things: an inspiring leader with a forward-thinking agenda of her own; a savvy politician, skilled at navigating th... View more info

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Origin: A Novel (Robert Langdon)

By: Brown, Dan

Price: $12.00  $9.60

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  $6.40

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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Bugs Bunny, Pioneer (A Little Golden Book)

By: Brown, Fern G.

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: Golden Book: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2298264

ISBN: 0307000745

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Santi 73. Front board very lightly rubbed. 1977 Hard Cover. Unpaginated. Bugs Bunny and friends and their adventures as pioneers in the wilderness. 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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Four Directions: New and Recollected Poems

By: Bruchac, Joseph

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Mongrel Empire Press: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2297703

ISBN: 0990320472

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author with inscription, For James, Keep Writing! Ink name on half-title page. 2015 Trade Paperback. 53 pp. In Joseph Bruchac's Four Directions, the Manitou tells the whale, I can change you / into an island of stone . . . you will not die / as the animals die / but wear slowly away / into waters / that love you. No transforming deity but one of our time's finest writers, Bruchac deeply and meaningfully renders the experience of bereavement and the experience of living our earthly destinies. The concluding poem, Season's End, beautifully evokes our human effort to come... 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  $4.80

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. We have more books available by this author!. 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  $200.00

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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A Bouquet of Garden Writing, Selected from Five Grand Masters

By: Buchan, Ursula; Jekyll, Gertrude; Sackville-West, Vita; Robinson, William; Bowles, E. A.; Farrer, Reginald

Price: $8.00  $6.40

Publisher: David R. Godin: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2300651

ISBN: 0879236582

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Small tear along top edge of rear jacket panel, top edge of rear jacket panel bumped. Ink name on front free endpaper. 1987 Large Hardcover. 191 pp. Presents an anthology of works by such noted garden writers as Gertrude Jekyll, Vita Sackville-West, William Robinson, E.A. Bowles, and Reginald Farrer. View more info

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Imperial Woman: A Novel

By: Buck, Pearl S.

Price: $7.00  $5.60

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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Komarr (A Miles Vorkosigan Adventure)

By: Bujold, Lois McMaster

Price: $7.00  $5.60

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  $5.60

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  $8.00

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