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Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

By: Clarke, Susanna

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Bloomsbury: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200379

ISBN: 1582344167

Condition: Near Fine


First American edition, second state jacket (black with white lettering). Signed by author without inscription on half-title page. Spine head and foot faintly pushed. 2004 Hard Cover. 782 pp. 8vo. Author's first novel, which inspired the BBC television series. English magicians were once the wonder of the known world, with fairy servants at their beck and call; they could command winds, mountains, and woods. But by the early 1800s they have long since lost the ability to... View more info

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Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

By: Clarke, Susanna

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Bloomsbury: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200961

ISBN: 1582344167

Condition: Near Fine


First American edition, first state jacket (white with black lettering) Signed by author without inscription on half-title page. Spine head and foot faintly pushed. 2004 Hard Cover. 782 pp. 8vo. Author's first novel, which inspired the BBC television series. English magicians were once the wonder of the known world, with fairy servants at their beck and call; they could command winds, mountains, and woods. But by the early 1800s they have long since lost the ability to p... View more info

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Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

By: Clarke, Susanna

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Bloomsbury: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270191

ISBN: 1582344167

Condition: Fine


First American edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. An exceptional copy. 2004 Hard Cover. 782 pp. 8vo. Author's first novel, which inspired the BBC television series. English magicians were once the wonder of the known world, with fairy servants at their beck and call; they could command winds, mountains, and woods. But by the early 1800s they have long since lost the ability to perform magic. They can only write long, dull papers about it, while ... View more info

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Ask Not: The Inauguration of John F. Kennedy and the Speech that Changed America

By: Clarke, Thurston

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269456

ISBN: 0805072136

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 2004 Hard Cover. xvi, 252 pp. A close-up on one of American history's most magical events, JFK's inaugural week, and the creation of the speech that inspired a generation and brought hope to a nation. Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country. On the January morning when John F. Kennedy assumed the presidency and stood to speak those words, America was divided, its citizens torn by fears of war. Kenned... View more info

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My Life

By: Clinton, Bill

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2270428

ISBN: 0375414576

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine head and spine base very lightly bumped. 2004 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 957, xlii pp. President Bill Clinton's My Life is the strikingly candid portrait of a global leader who decided early in life to devote his intellectual and political gifts, and his extraordinary capacity for hard work, to serving the public. It shows us the progress of a remarkable American, who, through his own enormous energies and effort... View more info

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What Happened

By: Clinton, Hillary Rodham

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 2017

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2275794

ISBN: 1501175564

Condition: Fine


First edition. An excellent copy. 2017 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiv, 494 pp. For the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. Now free from the constraints of running, Hillary takes you inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked ... View more info

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I Always Liked It Here: Reminiscences of a Rochesterian

By: Clune, Henry W.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Friends of the University of Rochester Libraries: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2267982

ISBN: 0961082402

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket edges rubbed with minor tears. Owner's stamp on front endpaper. 1983 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 377 pp. 8vo. Black & white photographs. At 92, Henry W. Clune could be forgiven for setting aside the rigorous labors of the literary life and sitting instead on one of his lawn chairs and spending long hours contemplating the beautiful vista which stretches behind his home in Scottsville, New York. The author of six f... View more info

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Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper -- A Memoir

By: Cody, Diablo

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Gotham Books: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2260592

ISBN: 1592401821

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Spine ends lightly pushed. 2006 Hard Cover. 212 pp. 8vo. First book by the writer of the screenplay for the Academy-Award-winning film Juno starring Ellen Page & Michael Cera. Diablo Cody was twenty-four years old when she decided there had to be more to life than typing copy at an ad agency. On a whim, she performed at amateur night at Minneapolis's seedy Skyway Lounge. She didn't win a prize that night, but she discovered that stripping delivered a rush ... View more info

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The Spy: A Novel

By: Coelho, Paulo

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2016

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2262799

ISBN: 1524732060

Condition: Fine


First edition. An exceptional copy. 2016 Hard Cover. 190 pp. 8vo. In his new novel, Paulo Coelho, bestselling author of The Alchemist and Adultery, brings to life one of history's most enigmatic women: Mata Hari. When Mata Hari arrived in Paris she was penniless. Within months she was the most celebrated woman in the city. As a dancer, she shocked and delighted audiences; as a courtesan, she bewitched the era's richest and most powerful men. But as paranoia consumed a c... View more info

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Age of Iron

By: Coetzee, J.M.

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Secker & Warburg: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200388

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Bookplate signed by author without inscription affixed to half-title page. Pages toned. 1990 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 180, [1] pp. 8vo. Coetzee received the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature, and is also a two-time recipient of the Booker Prize. Dying of cancer, Elizabeth Curren writes a testament to her lost daughter, now living in America. Her account describes her relationship with the tramp, Vercueil, who becomes her silen... View more info

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Foe

By: Coetzee, J.M.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Secker & Warburg: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200997

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket flaps and top page ridge faintly foxed. 1986 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 157 pp. 8vo. Coetzee received the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature, and is also a two-time recipient of the Booker Prize. When Susan Barton is marooned on an island in the middle of the Atlantic she enters the world of two men. One is a mute negro called Friday; the other is Robinson Cruso. The Island is a society already at work. Its rules are simpl... View more info

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Sartre as Biographer

By: Collins, Douglas

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Harvard University Press: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1923409

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Includes original jacket, lightly word on front.Very Good. 1980 Hard Cover. 220 pp. Since 1945 Sartre has devoted more pages to biography than to any other genre or subject. In this perceptive book, Douglas Collins analyzes Sartre's biographical enterprise, its place in his thought and development, and shows us much about Sartre and about biography in the 20th century. He examines Sartre's sources and locates his biographies in the history of ideas, discus... View more info

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Prizzi's Honor: A Novel

By: Condon, Richard

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274269

ISBN: 0698111435

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket faintly toned. Top page ridge lightly foxed, price sticker on half-title page. 1982 Hard Cover. 316 pp. When Charley Partanna, the Prizzi family's enforcer, and beautiful ex-mob courier Irene Walker fall in love, they are caught in a web of conflicting loyalties. View more info

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The Gods of Guilt (A Lincoln Lawyer Novel)

By: Connelly, Michael

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Little Brown and Company: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2270433

ISBN: 0316069515

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A nice copy. 2013 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 387 pp. Mickey Haller gets the text, Call me ASAP - 187, and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention. Murder cases have the highest stakes and the biggest paydays, and they always mean Haller has to be at the top of his game. When Mickey learns that the victim was his own former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and n... View more info

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Two Kinds of Truth (A Bosch Novel, Book 20)

By: Connelly, Michael

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 2017

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274242

ISBN: 0316416754

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Barnes & Noble Exclusive Edition sticker on jacket front. 2017 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 402, 6 pp. Harry Bosch, exiled from the LAPD, is working cold cases for the San Fernando Police Department when all hands are called out to a local drugstore, where two pharmacists have been murdered in a robbery. Bosch and the tiny town's three-person detective squad sift through the clues, which lead into the dangerous, big-business wo... View more info

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Arrow of Gold: A Story Between Two Notes

By: Conrad, Joseph

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company: 1919

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2196862

Condition: Good


First edition, first state, with 20 (not 21) titles opposite title page, 'credentials and apparently' on p. 5, lines 16-17. Spine leans forward slightly, lightly rubbed, pencil name on front endpaper. 1919 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 385 pp. 8vo. A novel by the author of The Heart of Darkness and numerous nautical stories.Keywords: LITERATURE FICTION View more info

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Victory: An Island Tale

By: Conrad, Joseph

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company: 1915

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2196863

Condition: Very Good


First edition, first state, with missing quotation mark on p. 431, line 3. Precedes UK first edition by six months. Spine a bit toned, a few faint smudges on boards. 1915 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 462 pp. 8vo. A novel by the author of The Heart of Darkness and numerous nautical stories.Keywords: LITERATURE FICTION View more info

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The Shadow Line

By: Conrad, Joseph

Price: $150.00

Publisher: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd.: 1917

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2197190

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Page ridges and first few leaves a bit foxed, ink name on front endpaper, front hinge just starting - spine leans slightly forward. 1917 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 227, 18 pp. 8vo. A novel by the author of The Heart of Darkness and numerous nautical stories.Keywords: LITERATURE FICTION View more info

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Typhoon and Other Stories

By: Conrad, Joseph

Price: $300.00

Publisher: William Heinemann: 1903

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2197192

Condition: Good


First edition, first state, with publisher's blind stamped device on rear board two pages (one leaf) of advertisements following front endpaper, windmill publisher's device on title page, copyright page does not state 'reserved for colonies only', 32 pages of ads following text. Edges rubbed, minor stain to rear board corner, hinges reinforced, ink name and address on front endpaper. 1903 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 304 pp. 8vo. Grey cloth, ... View more info

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Tales of Unrest

By: Conrad, Joseph

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1898

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2197193

Condition: Good


First American edition, which preceded the UK edition, and of which only 1250 copies were printed. Spine toned, boards lightly soiled, dedication/contents page opened poorly causing 2 inch tear along fore-edge margin. 1898 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 348 pp. 8vo. The fourth book and the first short story collection by the author of The Heart of Darkness and numerous nautical stories. Includes: Karain: A Memory; The Idiots; An Outpost of Prog... View more info

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Within the Tides: Tales

By: Conrad, Joseph

Price: $75.00

Publisher: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd.: 1915

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2197194

Condition: Very Good


First edition, first state ('litttle' for little on p. 233). Page ridge and first and last few leaves a bit foxed, ink name and date on front endpaper. 1915 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 280 pp. 8vo. A short story collection by the author of The Heart of Darkness and numerous nautical stories. Includes: The Planter of Malata; The Partner; The Inn of the Two Witches; Because of the Dollars.Keywords: LITERATURE FICTION SHORT STORIES View more info

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Victory: An Island Tale

By: Conrad, Joseph

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Methuen & Co. Ltd.: 1915

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2197195

Condition: Very Good


First edition, second state (no comma after 'Essex' on title page). The UK edition includes a preface not included in the US version. Spine faded, ink name & date on front endpaper. 1915 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 415 pp., 4-page, and 31-page publisher ad bound in following text. 8vo. A novel by the author of The Heart of Darkness and numerous nautical stories.Keywords: LITERATURE FICTION View more info

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An Outcast of the Islands

By: Conrad, Joseph

Price: $300.00

Publisher: T. Fisher Unwin / The Gresham Press: 1896

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2197197

Condition: Good


First edition. Boards lightly rubbed with split to cloth at spine head, hinges weakening, front free endpaper affixed to paste-down, ink name & date on half-title page, fore-edge margin of a few pages lightly foxed. 1896 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 391 pp. 8vo. Author's second book. A novel by the author of The Heart of Darkness and numerous nautical stories.Keywords: LITERATURE FICTION View more info

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Notes on Life & Letters

By: Conrad, Joseph

Price: $25.00

Publisher: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / The Temple Press: 1921

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2197198

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Boards lightly rubbed & faded, gilt of spine titles a bit faded, ink name on front endpaper. 1921 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xii, 354 pp. 8vo. Selections from short works originally published in periodicals, published here in book form for the first time, by the author of The Heart of Darkness and numerous nautical stories. Includes: LETTERS: Books; Henry James; Alphonse Daudet; Guy de Maupassant; Anatole France; Turgenev; St... View more info

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The Rover

By: Conrad, Joseph

Price: $75.00

Publisher: T. Fisher Unwin Ltd: 1923

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2197201

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Page ridges lightly foxed.Jacket lightly rubbed. 1923 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 317 pp. 8vo. A novel by the author of The Heart of Darkness and numerous nautical stories.Keywords: LITERATURE FICTION View more info

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The Rover: A Story of Napoleonic Times

By: Conrad, Joseph

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company: 1923

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276926

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Very good in fair jacket. Rear hinge repaired, jacket toned and splitting along flap seams. 1923 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 286 pp. 8 x 5 5/8. 8vo. Original navy blue cloth, gilt titles. Author's last complete novel, depicting the rivalry of the French and English in the Mediterranean at the time of the French Revolution. An epigraph Conrad placed on the title page of this work, taken from Spenser's The Faerie Queen... View more info

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Suspense

By: Conrad, Joseph; Curle, Richard

Price: $25.00

Publisher: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / The Temple Press: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2197199

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Boards a bit rubbed & faded, ink gift note on front endpaper. 1925 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. ix, 303, 4 pp. 8vo. A novel by the author of The Heart of Darkness and numerous nautical stories.Keywords: LITERATURE FICTION View more info

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Laughing Anne & One Day More: Two Plays

By: Conrad, Joseph; Galsworthy, John

Price: $25.00

Publisher: John Castle: 1924

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2197196

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Page ridge and first few leaves foxed. 1924 Hard Cover. 127 pp., 3-page publisher ad bound in following text. 8vo. Two plays by the author of The Heart of Darkness and numerous nautical stories, with an introduction by John Galsworthy, author of The Forsyte Saga.Keywords: LITERATURE FICTION THEATRE PLAYS View more info

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Tales of Hearsay

By: Conrad, Joseph; Graham, R.B. Cunninghame

Price: $75.00

Publisher: T. Fisher Unwin Ltd: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2197202

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Near fine in good jacket. Small dealer bookplate on front endpaper, gilt of spine titles a bit faded.Jacket soiled with minor loss from top edge. 1925 Hard Cover. 287, [1] pp. 8vo. Four short stories by the author of The Heart of Darkness and numerous nautical stories. Includes: The Warrior's Soul; Prince Roman; The Tale; The Black Mate.Keywords: LITERATURE FICTION View more info

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The Nature of a Crime

By: Conrad, Joseph; Hueffer, F.M. [Ford Madox Ford]

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Duckworth & Co: 1924

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2197191

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Page ridges faintly foxed, spine & edges a bit faded. 1924 Hard Cover. 119 pp. 8vo. A collaborative work of prose by the author of The Heart of Darkness and numerous nautical stories, and F.M. Hueffer (a secondary pen name of Ford Madox Ford, author of The Good Soldier, who was born Ford Hermann Hueffer), with prefaces by both authors.Keywords: LITERATURE FICTION View more info