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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 relationsh... 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... 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 fer... 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... 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... 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 a... 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 F... 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 destr... View more info

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Wonder Boys: A Novel

By: Chabon, Michael

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Villard Books: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201005

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Top page ridge faintly foxed. 1995 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 368 pp. 8vo. Inspiration for the film starring Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire, Frances McDorman, Katie Holmes, Rip Torn, and Robert Downey, Jr. Grady Tripp is a pot-smoking middle aged novelist who has stalled on a 2611 page opus titled Wonder Boys. His student James Leer is a troubled young writer obsessed by Hol... 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 C... View more info

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The Conqueror's Child (The Holdfast Chronicles Book Four [4])

By: Charnas, Suzy McKee

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Tor / Tom Doherty Associates: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1504304

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Front hinge just starting.Very Good. 1999 Hard Cover. 428 pp. McKee Charnas brings us the triumphant conclusion to the classic dystopian epic, The Holdfast Chronicles. The direct sequel to The Furies, which Publishers Weekly named one of the 5 best SF titles of 1994,it is the story of how the Free Fems reclaim the Holdfast from the men who ruled them. Charnas concludes her celebrated dystopian series, the Holdfast Chronicles, in a tale that picks up where ... 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,... 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 u... View more info

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Dawn of Art: The Chauvet Cave, the Oldest Known Paintings in the World

By: Chauvet, Jean-Marie; Deschamps, Eliette Brunel; Hillaire, Christian; Clottes, Jean

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams. Inc.: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283134

ISBN: 0810932326

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Front jacket flap creased. 1996 Large Hardcover. 135 pp. Translated from La Grotle Chaevet. An intriguing study of the early evolution of human artistic endeavors focuses on recent discoveries in the Chauvet cave, Stone Age paintings and engravings of animals that are more than thirty thousand years old. 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 no... 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-... 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 suicid... 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 fe... 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 th... 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-... 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,... View more info

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Falling Angels

By: Chevalier, Tracy

Price: $35.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270474

ISBN: 0007108257

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages lightly to moderately toned. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 403 pp. A fashionable London cemetery, January 1901: Two graves stand side by side, one decorated with an oversize classical urn, the other with a sentimental marble angel. Two families, visiting their respective graves on the day after Queen Victoria's death, teeter on the brink of a new era. The Colemans and the Waterhou... View more info

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The Virgin Blue

By: Chevalier, Tracy

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270646

ISBN: 0140265023

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1997 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 255, [7] pp. Author's first novel. Meet Ella Turner and Isabelle du Moulin--two women born centuries apart, yet bound by a fateful family legacy. When Ella and her husband move to a small town in France, Ella hopes to brush up on her French, qualify to practice as a midwife, and start a family of her own. Village li... View more info

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The Way of the Wizard: Twenty Spiritual Lessons for Creating the Life You Want

By: Chopra, Deepak

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Harmony Books: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276281

ISBN: 051770434X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Page ridges very faintly foxed. 1995 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 169 pp. In THE WAY OF THE WIZARD, Deepk Chopra sheds light on 20 life-enhancing principles for rediscovering the magic that we have lost, but that remains within our grasp. The result, in effect, is a practical and accessible guide to one of life's shortest but most rewarding journeys: the one into the realm of boundless possibilities that exist within and all ar... View more info

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In Love, In Sorrow: The Complete Correspondence of Charles Olson and Edward Dahlberg

By: Christensen, Paul

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Paragon House: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285114

ISBN: 1557782024

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Surface tears on rear jacket panel obscuring some text. Minor highlighting and underlining in Introduction. 1990 Hard Cover. xxiv, 231 pp. Begun in rapt affection in 1936, ending two decades later in bitter vituperation, the correspondence between Edward Dahlberg ( Can These Bones Live ) and Charles Olson ( The Maximus Poems ) presents an entertaining display of literary fireworks, edited and annotated by a professor at Texas A & M University. Both writers... View more info

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Songs of the Helderhills

By: Christman, W.W.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Harold Vinal: 1926

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 1864014

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Inscribed without attribution and signed by author on front endpaper ('With good wishes W.W. Christman Delanson, N.Y., May 28 1932.'). Includes original jacket. Includes tipped-in cut of envelope used to originally ship the book and an invoice for its purchase in 1977.Jacket toned and lightly rubbed. 1926 Hard Cover. Author's first book. A collection of poetry by the noteworthy Catskills poet and transcendentalist, W.W. Christman.Keywords: POETRY CHRISTIAN... View more info

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The Untillable Hills

By: Christman, W.W.; Coffin, Robert P. Tristram

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Driftwind Press: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1874861

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Three separate ink gift notes on front flyleaf, jacket price inked out.Jacket rubbed & toned. 1937 Hard Cover. xxii, 103 pp. The fourth and final book by the Catskills poet and transcendentalist, printed in the year of his death. View more info

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Letourneau's Used Auto Parts

By: Chute, Carolyn

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Ticknor and Fields: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271031

ISBN: 0899195008

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket very faintly toned. 1988 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 244 pp. In this 'assured, complex and memorable tale' (Publishers Weekly), Chute once again makes a tiny corner of the world her own, a kind of Oz turned upside down with a wizard named Big Lucien, head of the Letourneau clan, another ragtag family that inhabits Egypt, Maine, and the nearby Miracle City. View more info