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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... 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... 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.&... 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: $85.00

Publisher: New York, Vintage Books: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 5087

ISBN: 0-394-72362-7

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 foll... View more info

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Beginners [*SIGNED*]

By: Strange, Maureen

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Co.: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7963

ISBN: 0-385-14518-7

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[minimal wear to book; jacket has some soiling/spotting on front panel, a bit of wear at extremities]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep, a nice personal inscription stating that "I had some of the best times of my life writing this." Subtitled (on the jacket) "A Family Story," the novel follows the fortunes of a young Brooklyn married couple in the 1950s and 1960s, "she the forties teen-ager who lands a husband and plunges headlong into ... View more info

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Gift of the Golden Mountain [*SIGNED*]

By: Streshinsky, Shirley

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Villard Books: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 11937

ISBN: 0-394-55064-1

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[beautiful copy, tight/clean, appears unread; jacket a little bit wrinkled at base of spine, otherwise flawless]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. "The story of a family's passions, past and present, played out against the explosive Vietnam era in San Francisco and Berkeley, Hawaii, China and finally the fall of Saigon in 1975. It chronicles the odyssey of a young, part-Chinese heiress, May Reade, as she searches through her illustrious h... View more info

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The Elizabethan Garden

By: Sykes, Pamela

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, The John Day Company: 1973 (c.1972)

Edition: 1st U.S. ed

Seller ID: 5117

ISBN: 0381982335

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[tight/solid, mild darkening of top edge; jacket's front panel rubbed, spine a bit browned, minor chipping at spine ends]. View more info

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Dr. I.R.T.

By: Tanner, Louise

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Coward, Mccann & Geoghegan: (c.1976)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3696

ISBN: 0-698-10730-6

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[minimal wear to book, slight fading to cloth at top edge; jacket rubbed, a few edge tears, some chipping & dog-earing at spine extremities, 1/4" x 1/4" damaged spot at top left of front panel]. Story of an unlikely pair -- Miss Eunice Tichenor, an eccentric NYPL librarian, and Snake (aka "Dr. I.R.T."), a Yale dropout/Vietnam war deserter/rock songwriter -- and the young Mexican student they take under their collective wing. View more info

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Rules for Saying Goodbye [*SIGNED*]

By: Taylor, Katherine

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15684

ISBN: 0374252718

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight clean copy, no discernible wear; jacket has a tiny bit of wrinkling along the top edge]. INSCRIBED boldly ("______ / Hearting you!") and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page, and addtionally SIGNED on the title page, with a line drawn through her printed name. Debut novel, in which the protagonist, Kate (hmmm) "makes the unlikely migration from suburban California to the chilly rigor of a New England prep school, and then to Manhattan. He... View more info

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Tightrope Minor

By: Topor, Tom

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16896

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[very presentable book, with light shelfwear and faint soiling to bottom edge, slight bumping to bottom corners, minor dust-soiling to top edge; jacket shows a bit of wear at corners, small closed tear at top of front panel]. The playwright and (more recently) thriller writer's scarce first novel, "the story of Charlie Minor, of what he is and what he wants to be and of how he manages to become almost a hero. Charlie is a dreamer, a lover, a veteran, an ex-Communis... View more info

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The Hated One

By: Tracy, Don

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Trident Press/Simon & Schuster: (c.1963)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8009

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


[solid copy with minor shelfwear; jacket soiled, edgeworn, bottom 2-1/2" of spine missing]. Novel about an alcoholic lawyer who returns to his hometown in North Florida, where he gets involved in defending the daughter of a former family servant against a charge that she murdered a prominent local (white) citizen. "Once he becomes convinced of her innocence, he faces the crucial problem--how he, almost as hated by the community as [the woman], can secure her a fa... View more info

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The Box: A Conversation Piece

By: Turpin, Allan

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, The Vanguard Press: (c.1965)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13215

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[nice tight clean copy, very light shelfwear; jacket shows some minor surface wear, a couple of rubbed spots at corners and edges, black markings at upper left part of front panel and top of spine, a couple of small tears]. "The 'box' of the title of this charmingly witty novel is one of the largest in the London variety theater in the 1920's. Complimentary entrée to it is the weekly privilege of the London dramatic critic of the newspaper Retriever -- a position oc... View more info

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The Panama Story

By: Vasilou, George

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Jericho NY, Exposition Press: (c.1974)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20807

ISBN: 0-682-47926-8

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


[some shelfwear to bottom edge, top corners and top of spine bumped, slight discoloration to pastedowns; jacket lightly rubbed and a bit edgeworn]. Vanity-press novel set during World War II, about "a draftee first sergeant among the first group of new soldiers shipped to tropical Panama Canal Zone to bolster up the regular forces immediately after the bombing of Pearl Harbor." Per the jacket blurb, it's "a lusty tale that encompasses more than a wartime exp... View more info

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Hart

By: Veillon, Lee

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: (c.1974)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3194

ISBN: 0-06-014508-0

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[a little wear along bottom edge, one corner slightly bumped; jacket has mild edge/corner wear, wrinkling/chipping at top of spine, some rubbing]. "This is the story of Hart, the brokeback, who knew his place, and his place was where he had always been, shuffling around the Vieux Carre, the Quarter in New Orleans. The Quarter knew Hart and trusted him, with the affectionate embarrassment bestowed on children who are ugly, not quite loved but tolerated. .... Hart, th... View more info

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Love Lies Bleeding

By: Viertel, Peter

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16813

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[nice clean copy, very light shelfwear, shallow dent at top of rear cover; jacket is clean and attractive despite one short and slightly ragged closed tear at bottom of front panel and another at top of rear panel]. My God, did any writer ever want to be Hemingway as badly (and baldly) as Peter Viertel? His 1992 memoir, "Dangerous Friends: At Large with Hemingway and Huston in the Fifties," while a fascinating read, is also more than occasionally a little sicken... View more info

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Joe the Engineer [*SIGNED*]

By: Wachtel, Chuck

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London/New York, Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd: 1985 (c.1983)

Edition: 1st U.K. ed

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4498

ISBN: 0-7145-2831-5

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


[corners bumped, otherwise nice and clean, except for a gray stain of undetermined origin along the rear gutter (interior binding); jacket somewhat rubbed, mild wear/wrinkling along top edge, 1/2" tear at top right edge of front panel, a couple of diagonal creases in front flap]. Uncommon British edition of the author's highly-regarded first novel, SIGNED and dated (July 31, 1987) by the author on the title page, with an additional authorial inscription and first-nam... View more info

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Joe the Engineer

By: Wachtel, Chuck

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Co.: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11760

ISBN: 0-688-01548-4

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dj


[ex-library, minimally marked as such (just a "discard" stamp on the rear fep) but with other traces, notably large glue stains on both pastedowns (and bleeding through both jacket flaps), the single letter "F" on the ffep, and a tiny scar on the rear fep (from removal of some sort of label, I presume); the jacket itself, aside from the aforementioned glue stains, is quite presentable, with just some minor soiling, one small tear at top of rear panel, one... View more info