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In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences

By: Capote, Truman

Price: $2,250.00

Publisher: Random House: 1965

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2263973

Condition: Fine


Limited edition, #285 of 500, signed & numbered by Capote on colophon, which states 'Of the first edition of In Cold Blood five hundred copies have been printed on special paper and specially bound.' Lacks slipcase issued with this edition, but is only the more attractive for it (the slipcase was a rather plain red paper over cardboard). 1965 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 343 pp. 8vo. Finely rebound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in full brown morocco with gilt titles, rules, and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. The collector who had these rebound include... View more info

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Music for Chameleons: New Writing

By: Capote, Truman

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Random House: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288327

ISBN: 0394508262

Condition: Good


First edition. Jacket edges lightly bumped, small tear along bottom edge of front jacket panel. Page ridges lightly foxed. 1980 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xix, 262 pp. At the centre of Music for Chameleons is Handcarved Coffins, a 'nonfiction novel' based on the brutal crimes of a real-life murderer. Taking place in a small Midwestern town in America, it offers chilling insights into the mind of a killer and the obsession of the man bringing him to justice. Also in this volume are six short stories and seven 'conversational portraits' including a touching one of ... View more info

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In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences

By: Capote, Truman

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Random House: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2290324

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket price clipped, jacket lightly stained along base (appears faintly on boards), a few 1/2 - 1 inch closed jacket tears. 1965 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 343, [1] pp. 8vo. Deckled edge. Capote's award-winning True Crime novel follows a cold-blooded murderer. An account of a true crime. In 1959 four members of the Clutter family were murdered in Holcomb, Kansas. In April of 1965, two men were hanged for the crime. This book was published the same year as the death of the accused. View more info

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The Hotel Eden: Stories

By: Carlson, Ron

Price: $40.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2269564

ISBN: 0393040682

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Inscribed and signed by author on title page ('For Steve, who has been true! Your friend, Ron Carlson'). A bit smoky, page ridges faintly foxed. 1997 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 224 pp. 8vo. A dozen stories feature a young man who discovers that Eden is not a permanent residence, a baseball player who accidentally becomes a killer, and a teenager from Phoenix who experiences an unsettling sexual awakening. View more info

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Plan B for the Middle Class: Stories

By: Carlson, Ron

Price: $25.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2269565

ISBN: 0393033708

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. A bit smoky. 1992 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 223, [1] pp. 8vo. A collection of stories about midlife includes tales of a single mother who keeps house on an aircraft carrier and a new father who is seduced by a motorcycle. By the author of Truants. View more info

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Truants: A Novel

By: Carlson, Ron

Price: $25.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2281549

ISBN: 0393013839

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author with inscription, For Esta and Bob from their friend, Ron Carlson. Front jacket panel clipped with price intact. Very faint odor of smoke. 1981 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 255 pp. Collin Elder and Louisa Berg, having trouble with their fathers, quit their home situations for life on the road and meet eighty-four-year-old Will Clare while searching for a future in the streets of Utah and Nevada. View more info

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The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln: A Novel

By: Carter, Stephen L.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272871

ISBN: 030727263X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Remainder mark. 2012 Hard Cover. 515 pp. Stephen L. Carter’s thrilling new novel takes as its starting point an alternate history: President Abraham Lincoln survives the assassination attempt at Ford’s Theatre on April 14, 1865. Two years later he is charged with overstepping his constitutional authority, both during and after the Civil War, and faces an impeachment trial... Twenty-one-year-old Abigail Canner is a young black woman with a degree from Oberlin, a letter of employment from the law firm that has undertaken Lincoln’s defense, and the iron-strong conviction, lea... View more info

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The Girl Who Never Read Noam Chomsky: A Novel

By: Casale, Jana

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2018

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272659

ISBN: 1524731994

Condition: Fine


First edition. A fine copy. 2018 Hard Cover. 353 pp. We first meet Leda in a coffee shop on an average afternoon, notable only for the fact that it’s the single occasion in her life when she will eat two scones in one day. And for the cute boy reading American Power and the New Mandarins. Leda hopes that, by engaging him, their banter will lead to romance. Their fleeting, awkward exchange stalls before flirtation blooms. But Leda’s left with one imperative thought: she decides she wants to read Noam Chomsky. So she promptly buys a book and never—ever—reads it. As the days, years, and ... View more info

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Napoleon: A Biography

By: Castelot, Andre

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Harper & Row, Publishers: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285510

ISBN: 0060106786

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket edges rubbed with a few minor tears, front jacket flap creased, jacket faintly toned. 1971 Hard Cover. vii, 627 pp. André Castelot was a French writer born in Belgium who wrote 65 biographies of famous persons in the History of France. He is perhaps best known for his biography of Josephine. His biography of Napoleon emphasizes not only his military campaigns, but his many love affairs and his many mistresses. It shows how his tumultuous relationship with Josephine influenced and affected his Napoleonic Code. It was because of Josephine's fickleness and unfaithfulness to... View more info

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Watercolor Women / Opaque Men: A Novel in Verse

By: Castillo, Ana

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Curbstone Press: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2270629

ISBN: 1931896208

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. A very nice copy. 2005 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 269 pp. Watercolor Women / Opaque Men is a wild and raucous narrative of a single, working mother, the daughter of Chicano migrant workers, and her struggles for upward mobility. With a remarkable combination of tenderness, wicked humor, and biting satire, the main character, Ella-or She-moves toward establishing her sexual identity (she has affairs with both men and women) and finding her rightful place in the world while simultaneously raising her son to be independent ... View more info

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I Ask the Impossible: Poems (An Anchor Book Original)

By: Castillo, Ana

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Anchor Books: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270630

ISBN: 0385720734

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2001 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xvii, 121 pp. Cherished for her passionate fiction and exuberant essays, the author hailed by Julia Alvarez as una storyteller de primera, and by Barbara Kingsolver in The Los Angeles Times as impossible to resist, returns to her first love--poetry--to reveal an unwavering commitment to social justice, and a fervent embrace of the sensual world. With the poems in I Ask the Impossible, Castillo celebrates the strength that is a woman..... View more info

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Carmen la Coja: Una Novela (Spanish Text)

By: Castillo, Ana

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Vintage Espanol: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270631

ISBN: 0375724680

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2000 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xix, 216 pp. Spanish text. Published to coincide with the Anchor Books edition of Peel My Love Like an Onion, this Spanish translation is a major addition to the Vintage Español list. Equal parts soap opera, tragicomedy, and rhapsody, Carmen la coja is Ana Castillo's imaginative variation on the themes of Bizet's Carmen, set in the Latin community of Chicago and the seductive world of flamenco. Carmen La Coja Santos is a renowned loc... View more info

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So Far from God: A Novel

By: Castillo, Ana

Price: $15.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270634

ISBN: 0393034909

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps very minimally toned. 1993 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 251 pp. Sofia and her daughters, Fe, Esperanza, Caridad, and la Loca, endure hardship and enjoy love in the sleepy New Mexico hamlet of Tome, where the comic and the horrific, the real and the supernatural, reside. View more info

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Peel My Love Like an Onion: A Novel

By: Castillo, Ana

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270635

ISBN: 0385496761

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1999 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xix, 213 pp. Peel My Love Like an Onion is the breakthrough novel from Ana Castillo, author of the wildly praised So Far from God--a lyrical, steamy, and moving story of a love triangle set in the colorful world of flamenco dancing. Carmen La Coja (the cripple) Santos is a flamenco dancer of local renown in Chicago, despite the obstacle of a handicapped leg, the legacy of a childhood attack of polio. From the beginning of her professional career, she has carried... View more info

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Sapogonia: An Anti-Romance in 3/8 Meter

By: Castillo, Ana

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingue: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270636

ISBN: 0916950956

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. No jacket. A nice copy. 1990 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 312 pp. English text. A powerful, complex novel from the author of So Far From God. In the mythological land of Sapogonia--a metaphorical country where all mestizos (those of mixed European/Native Central or South American blood) come from--Maximo Madrigal becomes obsessed with a woman he can never control. View more info

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My Father Was a Toltec, and Selected Poems

By: Castillo, Ana

Price: $25.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270637

ISBN: 0393037185

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps very faintly toned. 1995 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxi, 158 pp. Author's fullest collection of poetry in both English and Spanish. Mixing the lyrical with the colloquial, the tender with the tough, Ana Castillo has a deserved reputation as one of the country’s most powerful and entrancing novelists, but she began her literary career as a poet of uncompromising commitment and passion. My Father Was a Toltec is the sassy and street-wise collection of poems that established and secured Castillo's... View more info

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Death Comes for the Archbishop

By: Cather, Willa

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1929

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2102810

Condition: Near Fine


First illustrated edition. Owner bookplate on front flyleaf, otherwise an exceptional copy. 1929 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 343 pp. 8vo. Closely following the original 1927 printing, this edition was designed by Elmer Adler and printed by the Plimpton Press of Norwood, Massachusetts, on paper manufactured by Curtis and Brother of Newark, Delaware. Art deco illustrations by Harold Von Schmidt appear throughout, which were photo-engraved by Federal Photo-Engraving Corporation of New York. Willa Cather’s story of the missionary priest Father Jean Marie Latour and ... View more info

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The Yiddish Policemen's Union

By: Chabon, Michael

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200727

ISBN: 0007149824

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Minor wear to corners. 2007 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 432 pp. The Yiddish Policemen's Union is a multiple award-winning novel by American author Michael Chabon. The novel is a detective story set in an alternate history version of the present day, based on the premise that during World War II, a temporary settlement for Jewish refugees was established in Sitka, Alaska in 1941, and that the fledgling State of Israel was destroyed in 1948. The novel is set in Sitka, which it depicts as a large, Yiddish-speaking metropolis. The Yiddish Policemen's Un... View more info

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Moonglow: A Novel

By: Chabon, Michael

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Harper: 2016

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2267380

ISBN: 0062225553

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Pencil marginalia. 2016 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 430 pp. Following on the heels of his New York Times bestselling novel Telegraph Avenue, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon delivers another literary masterpiece: a novel of truth and lies, family legends, and existential adventure—and the forces that work to destroy us. In 1989, fresh from the publication of his first novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, Michael Chabon traveled to his mother’s home in Oakland, California, to visit his terminally ill grandfather. Tongue loosened by pow... View more info

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40 Days and 40 Nights: Darwin, Intelligent Design, God, OxyContin, and Other Oddities On Trial In Pennsylvania

By: Chapman, Matthew

Price: $7.00

Publisher: HaperCollins: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286300

ISBN: 0061179450

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Minor general wear. 2007 Hard Cover. xv, 272 pp. In this fascinating story of evolution, religion, politics, and personalities, Matthew Chapman captures the story behind the headlines in the debate over God and science in America. In Kitzmiller v. Dover Board of Education, decided in late 2005, a Republican judge rendered a surprising verdict in a case that pitted the teaching of intelligent design (sometimes known as creationism in a lab coat) against the teaching of evolution. Taking place in a small Pennsylvania school district, the case had national repercussions, all the wa... View more info

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An Ear to the Ground

By: Chase, James Hadley

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Robert Hale: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274274

ISBN: 070910328X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Quarter inch by quarter inch chip to jacket spine base, jacket faintly toned. Ink gift note on front endpaper. 1968 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 191 pp. The Esmaldi necklace was worth about $350,000: one hundred matched diamonds the size of garden peas, set in platinum. The sort of necklace people would murder for... And Al Barney, beachcomber and layabout, knew its history - a tale of hate, jealousy and violence; of beautiful, wanton women and the most cunningly devised jewel robbery ever. View more info

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An Ace Up My Sleeve

By: Chase, James Hadley

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Robert Hale: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274277

ISBN: 0709118007

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket edges rubbed. Page ridges very faintly foxed, ink scribble on front endpaper. 1971 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 192 pp. From the moment Helga Rolfe, the elegant wife of one of the richest tycoons, picks up a gum-chewing boy young enough to be her son, events jump back and skid through a series of 180-degree turns. Games of bluff and counter bluff quickly develop into a dangerous and deadly battle and as the action hots up, Chase weaves a fast-moving story of blackmail, intrigue and extortion with a hair-raising climax. View more info

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Face of an Angel: A Novel

By: Chavez, Denise

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2281673

ISBN: 0374152047

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!. 467 pp. Winner of the American Book Award. Last in a long line of suffering Mexican women, Soveida Dosamantes is a survivor. Writing a handbook for waitresses called The Book of Service, Soveida reflects on her own service in life, the interconnected lives of work and family, and the role of women in a machismo society. An extraordinary novel full of passion and intensity. View more info

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Loving Pedro Infante: A Novel

By: Chavez, Denise

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2281674

ISBN: 0374194114

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 325 pp. Winner of the American Book Award. An exuberant novel about a lovelorn woman obsessed with the Mexican film star Pedro Infante. Teresina (Tere) vila is a divorced, thirty-something Chicana working in the hinterlands of life in Cabritoville, New Mexico, a small dusty town near El Paso, Texas. The love of her life is Lucio, a smooth-talking ne'er-do-well who will never leave his wife and ties Tere's heart in knots with a string of empty promises. Her diver... View more info

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The Wapshot Chronicle: A Novel

By: Cheever, John

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281634

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket edges lightly rubbed, jacket lightly toned. Bookplate partially removed from front endpaper. 1957 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 307 pp. Based in part on Cheever’s adolescence in New England, the novel follows the destinies of the impecunious and wildly eccentric Wapshots of St. Botolphs, a quintessential Massachusetts fishing village. Here are the stories of Captain Leander Wapshot, venerable sea dog and would-be suicide; of his licentious older son, Moses; and of Moses’ adoring and errant younger brother, Coverly. Tragic and funny, ribald ... View more info

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Staging a Revolution: The Art of Persuasion in the Islamic Republic of Iran

By: Chelkowski, Peter; Dabashi, Hamid

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York University Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289209

ISBN: 0814715974

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket edges very lightly bumped. 1999 Large Hardcover. 312 pp. The Islamic Revolution in Iran was one of those remarkable historical events when the power of words and images successfully challenged the military might of an established state. From the fiery words of Ayatollah Khomeini, the charismatic leader of the Revolution, to revolutionary posters, banners, murals, graffiti, songs, and declamations, to the compelling symbols of its shared sacred history, an avalanche of public sentiments was mobilized by the leading figures of the revolutionary movement. In Staging a Revolu... View more info

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Architecture in Pen and Ink

By: Chen, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: McGraw-Hill, Inc.: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274335

ISBN: 0070110794

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Ink name on front endpaper. 1995 Large Hardcover. ix, 197 pp. Presents a wide range of drawings from rough freehand idea sketches to fully rendered presentation drawings, and including both exteriors and interiors, bird's eye views, close-ups of details, and landscapes by the likes of Helmut Jahn, Yi Gang Pen, Peter Eisenman, and other eminent architects. Includes discussion of each expert's approach, and of techniques for using the technical, fine line felt, and other pens. No index or bibliography. View more info

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James Madison: A Life Reconsidered

By: Cheney, Lynne

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Viking: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272323

ISBN: 0670025194

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A few faint spots on page ridges. 2014 Hard Cover. x, 564 pp. Lin-Manuel Miranda's play Hamilton has reignited interest in the founding fathers; it features James Madison among its vibrant cast of characters. This majestic new biography of James Madison explores the astonishing story of a man of vaunted modesty who audaciously changed the world. Among the Founding Fathers, Madison was a true genius of the early republic. Outwardly reserved, Madison was the intellectual driving force behind the Constitution and crucial to its ratification. His visionary political philosophy and ... View more info

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Girl with a Pearl Earring

By: Chevalier, Tracy

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196017

Condition: Near Fine


First edition in second state jacket (correction to 'Earring' on rear jacket panel). Signed by author without inscription on title page. Pages toned, otherwise an exceptional copy. 1999 Hard Cover. 248 pp. Inspiration for the motion picture starring Scarlet Johansson, Colin Firth, Tom Wilkinson, and Cillian Murphy. History and fiction merge seamlessly in this luminous novel about artistic vision and sensual awakening. Girl with a Pearl Earring tells the story of sixteen-year-old Griet, whose life is transformed by her brief encounter with genius ... even as she herself is immortalized in canva... View more info

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The Lady and the Unicorn

By: Chevalier, Tracy

Price: $25.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270473

ISBN: 0007140908

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages lightly to moderately toned. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 278 pp. The new novel from the author of the much-loved Girl with a Pearl Earring and Falling Angels. The Lady and the Unicorn tapestries are a set of six medieval tapestries. Beautiful, intricate and expertly made, they are also mysterious in their origin and meaning. Tapestries give an appearance of order and continuity, as if designed and made by one person, belying the complicated process required to create them. Weavers, patrons, designers,... View more info