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Love is Not Enough [*SIGNED*]

By: Shanks, Bob

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Company: (c.1982)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9615

ISBN: 0-393-01586-6

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice tight copy, very light soiling to top edge; jacket rubbed, mildly edgeworn, short diagonal crease in front flap, a bit of wear at bottom front corner]. INSCRIBED to a friend and SIGNED by the author on the ffep. "It all begins one night in Manhattan in the company of eight naked women, who are trying to come to terms with their bodies and themselves. This novel is a compelling, contemporary love story with any number of unexpected crises and a surprisingly happy ending. It is a kind of feminist fairy tale written, interestingly enough, by a man." (Who, interestingly enough, c... View more info

The House of God

By: Shem, Samuel

Price: $4.50

Publisher: New York, Dell Publishing Co.: 1988 (c.1978)

Edition: 2nd ptg. thus

Seller ID: 14057

ISBN: 0-440-13368-8

Condition: Very Good


[decent, clean copy, with moderate edgewear and slight spine roll; reading creases in spine, slight binding split starting in middle of book]. Mass Market PB The "Special Tenth Anniversary Edition" of this medi-cult novel, described by one blurber as "Catch-22 with stethoscopes." With a new Introduction by the author. View more info

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Glimpses: A Novel [*SIGNED*]

By: Shiner, Lewis

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow and Company: (c.1993)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 13540

ISBN: 0-688-12411-9

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice tight clean copy, minor shelfwear at base of spine; jacket shows a bit of wrinkling here and there, mostly to rear panel]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page, in the year of publication (dated in his hand). "Ray makes his living repairing stereos in his upstairs workshop. Like so many others of his generation he's trying to cope with lost ideals and broken dreams. The father he rebelled against for years has just died, and his marriage looks like a demilitarized zone. Then the strangest things start to happen. Ray begins to hear music in his head: glimpses... View more info

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It Happened in Wayland [*SIGNED*]

By: Shroyer, Frederick

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, Reynal & Company, Inc.: 1963

Edition: 1st U.S. edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15558

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[good solid copy, minimal shelfwear, very light age-toning to page edges, old price/inventory code lightly stamped on ffep; jacket shows light wear at corners, minor chipping at top of spine, one small triangular chip at top of rear panel]. INSCRIBED warmly to a friend and SIGNED and dated (April 8, 1964) by the author on the ffep. "The story of the growth to maturity of a young man set against a powerfully evoked background of the Depression" in a small Indiana town." First published in England in 1962 as "Wayland 33." Signed by Author View more info

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Squeegee

By: Siegel, Jack

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Horizon Press: 1965

Edition: 1st (unstated)

Seller ID: 1111

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


[book moderately shelfworn, edges of covers soiled; jacket is scuffed and soiled, with a 1"x1-1/4" chunk missing at bottom front hinge]. "The story of a single day whose seemingly minor events shatter and transform the lives of four people: the Negro couple Benny and Althea Robinson, and the white couple David and Alice Marko, with whom, at varying levels of need, they come into contact. Before the day is over, each of them, using lust as 'false balm against the gray world,' will have been violated and revealed, to each other and to himself." The jacket blurb assures the pot... View more info

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Central Park Underground

By: Siegel, Maxwell E.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Walker and Company: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8966

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [solid copy, mild soiling to top edge; jacket slightly dog-eared at top of spine, one small tear at bottom of rear panel]. "George Revere, when he regained consciousness, though not his memory, after being blackjacked one hot August night, learned a great deal about the Park and its secret life." View more info

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Heir [*SIGNED*]

By: Simon, Roger Lichtenberg

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Macmillan: (c.1968)

Edition: First printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2845

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dj


[mild shelfwear, green inked dot (remainder mark?) on bottom edge; jacket has one small tear at top fo spine]. SIGNED by the author on the ffep. The author's first novel, being essentially "the diary of Marcus Rottner, aged twenty-four, heir to a major American fortune [and] heir to the frustrations of his contemporaries"; eventually he "splits, cracks, turns inside out into the abyss of violence, drugs, madness until...." Signed by Author View more info

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Cosmetic Effects [*SIGNED*]

By: Sinclair, Clive

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Viking: 1990

Edition: First American Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22477

ISBN: 0-670-83341-X

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight copy, minimal handling wear, top corners slightly bumped; jacket just a teensy bit rubbed]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the title page: "for ____ & ______ / with admiration & / love from / Clive Sinclair / Chelsea, Summer 2000." "A novel about terrorism and infidelity that manages to be simultaneously hilarious, apocalyptic, and erotic. It tells the story of Jonah Isaacson, who lectures in film at the University of St. Albans," who discovers the glories of powdered rhinoceros horn -- "not only the greatest aphrodisiac he's ever had, but something th... View more info

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The Courtship of Peggy McCoy

By: Sipherd, Ray

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: (c.1990)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18134

ISBN: 0-312-04286-8

Condition: Fine in Fine dj


[lovely book, tight and clean, with no discernible wear to either book or jacket]. Novel of mature romance between the title character, "a proud woman -- proud of her Yankee heritage, proud of her own feisty independence, and proud, too, that she and her small sailboat can outsail any man or woman in the coastal town of Hasty Harbor, Maine," and a retired admiral who she meets at the launching of a navy ship. Laid in is a 1990 letter from a Hollywood TV producer to actress Lee Remick, who apparently was under consideration for the leading role in a proposed adaptation; Remick died the... View more info

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The New Moon with the Old

By: Smith, Dodie

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Boston, Atlantic Monthly Press/Little, Brown and Company: (c.1963)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 18696

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [spine slightly turned, bottom corners bumped, light dust-soiling to top edge; jacket edgeworn, small tears at several corners, small chip at top of spine, slight browning/fading to spine, light soiling to rear panel]. Novel about a woman who signs on as a secretary-housekeeper to a handsome widower ensconced in a comfortable country house with his four attractive and talented children. All is happy in "the delightful private world of Dome House," until the father informs our heroine that "he is in danger of prosecution and must leave England," thus leaving hi... View more info

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Ursus Major [*SIGNED*]

By: Smoodin, Roberta

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 12003

ISBN: 0-394-50973-0

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[remainder stamp on bottom edge, light soiling to page edges, a couple of slightly bent lower page corners; jacket a bit soiled, marks on spine from old labels]. SIGNED by the author (signature only) on the half-title page. Her first novel, about "your everyday, decent, wholesome ber whom fortune piteously obliges to suffer the abundant society of men. Which is not to suggest that this bear is entirely the blameless bystander to those zany events that usher him from relative obscurity to the very threshold of Hollywood stardom. Because this particular bear, decent and wholesome and eve... View more info

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Edgar Henry

By: Snider, Paul

Price: $10.00

Publisher: [New York], Bernard Geis Associates: (c.1967)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14658

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


[light shelfwear, one tiny nick at top edge of front cover; jacket worn at extremities, a couple of small tears at top of front panel, a couple more at bottom of rear panel]. Novel set in Detroit, "a story of violence -- of brother against brother in brutal battle; of man against the union, where simple strength is pitted against dynamite and numbers; of man against a system, where he cannot be his own master." The author was a Detroit native and a Korean War veteran; this was his first (and apparently only) novel. View more info

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The Lemon Eaters

By: Sohl, Jerry

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: (c.1967)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2741

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dj


[mild wear to book, spine slightly turned; DJ worn at edges/corners, torn at top hinges, various small chips/tears]. A novel in which "twelve people, strangers to each other except for husbands and wives, are brought together in a California motel to experience today's newest form of psychotherapy, the 'marathon' or '300- year weekend.' Old and young, married and single, black and white, they spend the entire weekend with a psychologist in a non-stop truth game, with only a few hours respite each night for sleeping." A mainstream novel by an author (who went through a "sensitivit... View more info

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Candy

By: Southern, Terry, and Mason Hoffenberg

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: (c.1964)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 19936

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice tight copy, very light shelfwear, one-time owner's address label on ffep; jacket slightly age-toned, a trace of wear along top edge, two-inch wrinkle/pucker along top rear hinge, minor soiling to rear panel]. Erotic take-off on Voltaire's Candide -- generally thought of as an artifact of the 1960s, although it was first published in France (as by "Maxwell Kenton") in 1958 -- here making its first legit (i.e., non-smuggled) appearance in the U.S., this also being the first hardcover issue, ditto the first with the authors' real names acknowledged. The book has (thankfully) outli... View more info

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Secret Anniversaries

By: Spencer, Scott

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15475

ISBN: 0-394-57817-1

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dj


[nice tight unread copy, no significant wear but a red remainder stripe on bottom edge close to spine; jacket shows only light handling wear]. Novel set in 1940, in which a young "government girl" enters into a love affair with another woman; both of them are aides to a Congressman who, "in his effort to keep America out of the war, has slipped into collaboration with the Fascists." View more info

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Bedrock; a work of fiction composed of fifteen scenes from my life

By: Spielberg, Peter

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Trumansburg NY, The Crossing Press: (c.1973)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 5118

ISBN: 0912278390

Condition: Very Good+ with no dj


(pictorial boards; no dust jacket) [good solid book, moderate shelfwear, faint soiling to top edge]. The author's first full-length published book, which he claims, title notwithstanding, "has no connection with geology. None. Note that the titleword is a compound with equal stress on both constituents. It would, therefore, be an error to place more emphasis on, say, BED than on ROCK. Or vice versa." (The book's three sections -- "birth," "copulation" and " death" -- derive from a T.S. Eliot quotation.) View more info

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The Collaborator [*SIGNED*]

By: Stebel, S.L.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1968)

Edition: First printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4646

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dj


[book is very nice, tight and clean; jacket has a bit of edgewear, and a 1-1/2" diagonal razor cut/tear on the spine, plus minor chipping/peeling at the base of the spine; there is also a vertical crease in the rear flap]. SIGNED by the author on the ffep. Novel about an Israeli (ex-German) government economist, who is accused of an earlier collaboration with the Nazis. Signed by Author View more info

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Quill

By: Steiner, Robert

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: (c.1973)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2665

ISBN: 006014081X

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[slight fading at top of boards; jacket rubbed/soiled, spine a bit sun-faded, wrinkled & dog-eared at top of spine]. "The subject is Quill: lunatic, hypochondriac, kept man, rapist, murderer, and the author of several scholarly works including a text on the pathology of an undiscovered snow creature and the extensive history of moon warfare entitled 'Past Particles.' Or, he is perhaps sane, ravaged by disease, passionate, an innocent victim, a genius of prescience." [And, I might add, the subject of a fabulous jacket illustration! (scan available upon request)]. View more info

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How to Get Balled in Berkeley: A Historical Romance of the Sixties

By: Steinhardt, Anne

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4934

ISBN: 0-670-38335-X

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice tight book, mild soiling to top edge; jacket has minor edgewear, a couple of creases in front flap]. "In her new work--perhaps the only "how-to" novel ever published--[the author] explores the zany West Coast world of the 1960s, and more specifically the hot-bed of that new life style, Berkeley, California." View more info

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The Big U

By: Stephenson, Neal

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Vintage Books: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 5087

ISBN: 0394723627

Condition: Near Fine


[tight, attractive, apparently unread copy; mild edgewear, a bit of soiling to page edges, faint red stripe across top edge, a couple of tiny creases in front cover]. Trade PB Very presentable copy of the author's first novel, a trade paperback original about campus life described as "One flew over the animal house." Stephenson's long-standing resolve to never allow this early work to be reprinted did finally crumble,and a reissue is now available; given the following he has now achieved, however, this true first edition will remain no less collectable in years to come. View more info