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Book Publishing in America

By: Madison, Charles A.

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Company: 1966

Seller ID: 2279055

Condition: Good


Former library copy - usual marks. No jacket. 1966 Hard Cover. xiv, 628 pp. CONTENTS: American Publishing to 1865; Genteel Publishing in the Gilded Age; The Commercialization of Literature: 1900-1945; Publishing Goes Public: 1945-1965; Chronology of Publishing Events; Bibliography; Index. View more info

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Harlot's Ghost

By: Mailer, Norman

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Random House: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2273040

ISBN: 0394588320

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Page ridges lightly foxed. 1991 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 1301 pp. 8vo. Narrated by Harry Hubbard, a second-generation CIA man, Harlot's Ghost looks into the depths of the American soul and the soul of Hugh Tremont Montague, code name Harlot, a CIA man obsessed. And Harry is about to discover how far the madness will go and what it means to the Agency and the country. View more info

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Rembrandt's Hat

By: Malamud, Bernard

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2273033

ISBN: 0374249091

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Page ridges lightly foxed, jacket lightly toned with two light creases on front flap. 1973 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. A collection of 8 stories. 'Compact, skillfully executed, uniquely human... Malamud magically transposes brief, finite units of experience into the most imaginative and readable art.' -- Washington Post Book World CONTENTS: The Silver Crown; Man in the Drawer; The Letter; In Retirement; Rembrandt's Hat; Notes from a Lady at a Dinner Party; My Son the Murderer; Talking Horse. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Bernard Malamud (April 26, 1914 - March ... View more info

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Black Pit

By: Maltz, Albert

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2290320

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Corners rubbed with minor loss, edges faded. 1935 Hard Cover. ix, [1], 108 pp. 8vo. Maltz was a successful playwright and screenwriter, famous as one of the 'Hollywood Ten' blacklisted during the McCarthy era. Black Pit is a Proletarian play, focusing specifically on Polish American coal miners in West Virginia. View more info

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One Hundred Years of Solitude

By: Marquez, Gabriel Garcia

Price: $6.00  $4.80

Publisher: Perennial Classics: 1998

Seller ID: 2297717

ISBN: 0060740450

Condition: Good


Sticker remains on front wrapper, spine lightly creased, general light wear. 1998 Trade Paperback. 458 pp. The story follows 100 years in the life of Macondo, a village founded by José Arcadio Buendía and occupied by descendants all sporting variations on their progenitor's name: his sons, José Arcadio and Aureliano, and grandsons, Aureliano José, Aureliano Segundo, and José Arcadio Segundo. Tells the story of the Buendia family, set against the background of the evolution and eventual decadence of a small South American town. View more info

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Strange Pilgrims: Twelve Stories

By: Marquez, Gabriel Garcia; Grossman, Edith

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: Vintage International: 2006

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2299485

ISBN: 1400034698

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. A very nice copy. 2006 Trade Paperback. xiii, 188 pp. In Barcelona, an aging Brazilian prostitute trains her dog to weep at the grave she has chosen for herself. In Vienna, a woman parlays her gift for seeing the future into a fortunetelling position with a wealthy family. In Geneva, an ambulance driver and his wife take in the lonely, apparently dying ex-President of a Caribbean country, only to discover that his political ambition is very much intact. In these twelve masterly stories about the lives of Latin Americans in Europe, García Márquez conveys the peculiar amalgam o... View more info

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Always Merry and Bright: The Life of Henry Miller

By: Martin, Jay

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Capra Press: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2262963

ISBN: 088496082X

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket edges lightly rubbed. Page ridges lightly foxed. 1978 Hard Cover. xi, 560 pp. Practically everything bohemian Miller's ever written has been about himself--so any attempt at biography is almost automatically placed in a competitive position. Martin gives it his all. The life boils down to three basic stages. A miserable existence until age 35, working for Western Union as a dispatcher, not yet writing, and suffering like a Marcel over Albertine-like, gold-digging June, second wife of an eventual run of five. Then, Paris: relief at bei... View more info

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The Girl Sleuth: A Feminist Guide

By: Mason, Bobbie Ann

Price: $30.00  $24.00

Publisher: The Feminist Press: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282209

ISBN: 0912670177

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. Signed by author without inscription. Wrapper edges very lightly rubbed. 1975 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xi, 144 pp. Author's second book. The Girl Sleuth is a book for anyone who fondly recalls her late-night adventures inside a bedspread cave with a flashlight, a handful of snitched cookies, and a savvy heroine who has just two chapters left in which to decode the message, find the jewels, unmask the impostor, and then catch the next express to the big city. Bobbie Ann Mason examines the girl detective in her various g... View more info

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Shiloh and Other Stories

By: Mason, Bobbie Ann

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Harper & Row: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282219

ISBN: 0060150629

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Top pager ridge very faintly foxed. 1982 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 247 pp. Shiloh and Other Stories is a 1982 collection of short stories written by American author Bobbie Ann Mason. The collection won the Ernest Hemingway Foundation award for fiction. The collection brought Mason her first critical acclaim. The short story alluded to in the collection's title, Shiloh, revolves around a man named Leroy who lives in rural Kentucky and is forced to quit his job as a truck driver after an accident. The plot cente... View more info

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Shadow Country

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: The Modern Library: 2008

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2274044

ISBN: 081298062X

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Page ridge lightly foxed. 2008 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, 892 pp. 2008 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER Peter Matthiessen’s great American epic–Killing Mister Watson, Lost Man’s River, and Bone by Bone–was conceived as one vast mysterious novel, but because of its length it was originally broken up into three books. In this bold new rendering, Matthiessen has cut nearly a third of the overall text and collapsed the time frame while deepening the insights and motivations of his characters with brilliant rewriting throughout. In Shadow Country,... View more info

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Cakes and Ale or Skeleton in the Cupboard

By: Maugham, W. Somerset

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272131

Condition: Good


First American edition. Lacks jacket. Spine faded, all spine gilt lost, front hinge just beginning to loosen, ink name on front endpaper. 1930 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 308, [4] pp. 8vo. Original black cloth. Cakes and Ale is a delicious satire of London literary society between the Wars. Social climber Alroy Kear is flattered when he is selected by Edward Driffield's wife to pen the official biography of her lionized novelist husband, and determined to write a bestseller. But then Kear discovers the great novelist's voluptuous muse (and unlikely first wife), Ro... View more info

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They Came Like Swallows

By: Maxwell, William

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2279773

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, a few very minor stains on front board, ink name and date on front endpaper. 1937 Hard Cover. 267 pp. An autobiographical novella about the cruel impact of the 1918 flu epidemic, as seen through the eyes of an 8-year-old Midwestern child and his family. A sensitive portrait of an American family and of the complex woman who is its emotional pillar. Beautifully observed, deftly rendering the civilities and constraints of a vanished era, the novel measures the subterranean currents of love and need that run all our lives. View more info

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The Road

By: McCarthy, Cormac

Price: $6.00  $4.80

Publisher: Vintage: 2008

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2285451

ISBN: 0307455297

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Faintly rubbed. 2008 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. View more info

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No Country for Old Men

By: McCarthy, Cormac

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: Vintage: 2007

Edition: 8th Printing

Seller ID: 2294050

ISBN: 0375706674

Condition: Very Good


8th printing. Faint edge wear. 2007 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. In No Country for Old Men, Cormac McCarthy simultaneously strips down the American crime novel and broadens its concerns to encompass themes as ancient as the Bible and as bloodily contemporary as this morning’s headlines. View more info

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East of the Setting Sun: A Tale of Graustark

By: McCutcheon, George Barr

Price: $12.00  $9.60

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1924

Seller ID: 2203398

Condition: Very Good


No jacket. One inch pink stain to bottom edge of rear board. 1924 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 350 pp. There were several outsiders in the club on this particular night. Not outsiders in the strictest sense of the term; merely members who did not belong to the little coterie of old-timers who went there night after night and assumed, by virtue of regular and faithful attendance, the right to occupy the most prominent and at the same time the most comfortable couches and chairs in the lounge-that is to say, the cushioned hollow-square fronting the massive fireplace,... View more info

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Castle Craneycrow

By: McCutcheon, George Barr

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Herbert S. Stone and Company: 1902

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202903

Condition: Fair


First edition. Bottom edge of front hinge free from binding, rear hinge starting, two small circular stains to front board, one inch tear to top edge of spine cloth. 1902 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 391 pp. The story revolves round the abduction of a young American woman, her imprisonment in an old castle and the adventures created through her rescue. George Barr McCutcheon (July 26, 1866 – October 23, 1928) was an American popular novelist and playwright. His best known works include the series of novels set in Graustark, a fictional East European country, and ... View more info

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The Flyers

By: McCutcheon, George Barr

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Dodd Mead & Company: 1907

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289628

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket. Very good. 1907 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 127 pp. Blue boards. Top page ridge gilt. Color cameo illustration of female pilot on front board. Color illustrations by Harrison Fisher and decorations by Theodore B. Hapgood. EXCERPT: She could see nothing but Englishmen, behind whom lurked the historic London drawing-rooms and British estates. That is how and why young Windomshire, a most delightful Londoner, with prospects and a peerage behind him, came to be a guest in her city house, following close upon a long sojourn in the Bermudas. H... View more info

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Jane Cable

By: McCutcheon, George Barr

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company: 1906

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289629

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket. Spine slightly cocked, board edges very lightly rubbed, ink name and date on front endpaper, a few faint stains on first few pages. 1906 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 336 pp. Original blue cloth, white titles, color picture plate mounted on front board. Cover illustration, frontispiece, and three plates by Harrison Fisher, known for his stylized depictions of women in Victorian dress. One of the plates features an American Red Cross nurse. View more info

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The Light That Lies

By: McCutcheon, George Barr

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company: 1916

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289630

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket. Ink name on front endpaper. 1916 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 121 pp. Blue boards. Gilt titles on spine and front board. Illustrated by F. Graham Cootes. First published in 1916, this short novel by best-selling author George McCutcheon tells the story of an American court case. An old man is on trial and his beautiful granddaughter proves a distraction to the members of the jury, one of whom becomes infatuated by her... View more info

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Mary Midthorne

By: McCutcheon, George Barr

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1911

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2289631

Condition: Very Good


No jacket. Sticker and pencil name on front paste-down endpaper, rear hinge starting, general wear. 1911 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 439 pp. Green boards with cameo illustration on front board. Illustrated by Martin Justice. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: George Barr McCutcheon (July 26, 1866 – October 23, 1928) was an American popular novelist and playwright. His best known works include the series of novels set in Graustark, a fictional East European country, and the novel Brewster's Millions, which was adapted into a play and several films. View more info

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Nedra

By: McCutcheon, George Barr

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289632

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket. Board edges very lightly rubbed, faint stain on page ridge, ink gift note on front endpaper. 1905 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vi, 343 pp. Green boards with cameo illustration on front board. Illustrated by Harrison Fisher. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: George Barr McCutcheon (July 26, 1866 – October 23, 1928) was an American popular novelist and playwright. His best known works include the series of novels set in Graustark, a fictional East European country, and the novel Brewster's Millions, which was adapted into a play and several films. View more info

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The Purple Parasol

By: McCutcheon, George Barr

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289633

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. No jacket. Top board corners very lightly bumped, pencil name on second blank. 1905 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 108 pp. Green boards. Gilt titles on spine and front board. Top page ridge gilt. Illustrated by Harrison Fisher. Decorations by Chas B. Falls. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: George Barr McCutcheon (July 26, 1866 – October 23, 1928) was an American popular novelist and playwright. His best known works include the series of novels set in Graustark, a fictional East European country, and the novel Brewster's Millions, which was adapted into a play and s... View more info

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Viola Gwyn

By: McCutcheon, George Barr

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company: 1902

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289634

Condition: Good


First edition. No jacket. Some light discoloration to spine, hinges starting, stain along front hinge. 1902 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 378 pp. Frontispiece by E.C. Caswell. Kenneth Gwynne was five years old when his father ran away with Rachel Carter, a widow. This was in the spring of 1812, and in the fall his mother died. His grandparents brought him up to hate Rachel Carter, an evil woman. She was his mother's friend and she had slain her with the viper's tooth. From the day that his questioning intelligence seized upon the truth that had been so carefully wit... View more info

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A Bigamist's Daughter: A Novel

By: McDermott, Alice

Price: $125.00  $100.00

Publisher: Random House: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196025

ISBN: 0394522028

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Board edges very slightly faded. Jacket mildly toned. 1982 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 282 pp. 8vo. First book by the author of Charming Billy, which won an American Book Award and the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction. Elizabeth Connelly, editor at a New York vanity press, sells the dream of publication (admittedly, to writers of questionable talent). Stories of true emotional depth rarely cross her desk. But when a young writer named Tupper Daniels walks in, bearing an unfinished novel, Elizab... View more info

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Mama

By: McMillan, Terry

Price: $125.00  $100.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196022

ISBN: 0395399742

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Tiny closed tear to jacket spine base. 1987 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 260 pp. 8vo. Author's first book. The explosive novel that introduced #1 New York Times bestselling author Terry McMillan. Terry McMillan is the critically acclaimed and award-winning author of the novels Disappearing Acts, Waiting to Exhale, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, and A Day Late and a Dollar Short, and the editor of Breaking Ice: An Anthology of Contemporary African-American Fiction. Mama, a first novel, tells of a pr... View more info

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In a Narrow Grave: Essays on Texas

By: McMurtry, Larry

Price: $5.00  $4.00

Publisher: Touchstone: 1989

Seller ID: 2269109

ISBN: 0671681028

Condition: Very Good


Pages very faintly toned, minor general wear. 1989 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xxiv, 177 pp. No one is neutral about Texas. It is too big to ignore and too boisterous to leave the rest of us alone. First published in 1968, In a Narrow Grave is the classic statement of what it means to come from Texas. In these essays, McMurtry's fine prose opens a window into the complex workings of America's largest state. As the author reveals: Before I was out of high school, I realized I was witnessing the dying of a way of life -- the rural, pastoral way of life. In the ... View more info

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Sin Killer: A Novel

By: McMurtry, Larry

Price: $8.00  $6.40

Publisher: Simon and Schuster: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274137

ISBN: 0743233026

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Top edge faintly foxed, a couple small spots on jacket reverse. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 300 pp. Larry McMurtry's Sin Killer, the first novel of a major four-volume work, is set in the West when it was still unexplored, with a rich, brilliant cast of characters, their lives as intertwined and memorable as those of Lonesome Dove, a work that is at once literature and great entertainment. It is 1830, and the Berrybender family, rich, aristocratic, English, and fiercely out of place, is on its way up the Missouri River to see the American West ... View more info

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In Search of Dracula

By: McNally, Raymond T.; Floreseu, Radu

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Warner Brothers: 1976

Edition: 7th Printing

Seller ID: 1737558

ISBN: 0446892459

Condition: Very Good


7th printing. Faint crease on front corner. 1976 Mass Market Paperback. A true history of Dracula and vampire legends. View more info

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Civil War Women: American Women Shaped by Conflict in Stories by Alcott, Chopin, Welty and Others

By: McSherry, Frank Jr. (Editor); Waugh, Charles G.; Greenberg, Martin

Price: $5.00  $4.00

Publisher: August House: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2292456

ISBN: 0874830613

Condition: Good


First edition. Stain. 1988 Trade Paperback. Elegant or restrained, proud or self-deprecating, the voices in this collection of 10 stories depicting American Civil War women resound. The various heroines share a common triumph in having some part to play, however small, in the public world that was largely off-limits to them during peacetime. View more info

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Typee, Omoo, Mardi (Library of America)

By: Melville, Herman

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Library of America: 1982

Seller ID: 2185733

ISBN: 0940450003

Condition: Near Fine


Blue cloth boards with slipcase. Exceptional copy. 1982 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. This first volume of The Library of America's three-volume edition of the complete prose works of Herman Melville includes three romances of the South Seas. Typee and Omoo, based on the young Melville's experiences on a whaling ship, are exuberant accounts of the idyllic life among the cannibals in Polynesia. They remained his most popular works well into the 20th century. Mardi (the world in Polynesian) is a mixture of love story, adventure, and political allegory, set on a mythic... View more info