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Maiden

By: Buchanan, Cynthia

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Co.: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10497

ISBN: 044035174X

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight clean copy, mild shelfwear; jacket slightly dog-eared at top of spine, otherwise clean with faint surface wear, short diagonal crease at bottom of front flap]. The author's first (and possibly only) novel, "the story of an innocent, a monstrous romantic, an anachronism of a heroine up against the metaphor of Southern California. Fortune Dundy is a free spirit among fools. What happens to her in this book is relentless, urgent, and above all, funny -- b... View more info

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Aquarius Angel

By: Bullock, Lotte

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: (c.1970)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10136

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice copy, faint soiling to page edges but no significant wear; jacket similarly nice, bright and clean and marred only by some peeling damage (probably from sticker removal) at bottom of front flap]. "When he reaches his sixtieth birthday Mr. Angel, a retired engineer with substantial private means, suddenly develops an obsession with his own safety. A believer in astrology, he detects serious threats to his existence in the constellation of his stars. Convinced... View more info

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Dog Eat Dog

By: Bunker, Edward

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15254

ISBN: 0-312-14314-1

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dj


[nice tight fresh copy, no discernible wear to either book or jacket, but some intermittent fading to black cloth at spine (not sure how that could have happened, since to my knowledge the jacket has never been off this book!); NO remainder or other marks]. "Carved from a lifetime of experience that runs the gamut from incarceration to liberation, [this book] is the story of three men who are all out of prison and now have the task of adapting themselves to civilian ... View more info

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Rain Falling at Cascade Locks [*limited/signed edition*]

By: Byrne, Peter

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Pacific Palisades CA, T. W. H. P. Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 11685

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice clean copy, very slight spine turn, very slight bowing of covers; jacket shows faint rubbing, some wrinkling along top edge due to being manufactured about 1/8" taller than the book itself]. SIGNED by the author on the title page, which states that this "Collectors Edition" was published in an edition of 500, this being number 84. Novel about a man who, devastated by the breakup of his marriage, goes to live (and write a novel) in a one-time whorehous... View more info

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Wild Was the Road

By: Candela, Benigno

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Vantage Press: (c.1963)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21995

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


[some visible wear to boards along bottom edges, at both ends of spine, and corners, faint dust-soiling to top edge of text block; jacket edgeworn, rubbed, and lightly soiled, with a few tiny nicks and tears, 1-inch horizontal scrape on front panel, one 2-inch closed tear at bottom front hinge]. Vanity-press novel tracing "the history of an Italian family through two world wars, chronicling its triumphs and agonies, its material poverty and spiritual grandeur, its d... View more info

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My Life as a Fake

By: Carey, Peter

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 2003

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 10619

ISBN: 0-375-41498-3

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight unread copy, no discernible wear; jacket shows just a trace of surface wear and a teensy-tiny bit of wrinkling at bottom edge of rear panel (many would call it Fine, but I'm a bit Finicky)]. In this "audacious novel," Sarah Wode-Douglass, editor of a London poetry magazine accompanies a famous (and infamous) novelist to Kuala Lumpur, where they encounter a destitute Australian who had perpetrated a ruinous literary hoax decades earlier. The Australi... View more info

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Outside the Dog Museum

By: Carroll, Jonathan

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday: 1992

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 14542

ISBN: 0-385-41973-2

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[lovely copy, tight, clean and unread, with no discernible wear to book; jacket shows the slightest bit of wear at spine extremities, otherwise bright and attractive]. "A novel of love, death, and architecture," about "Harry Radcliffe, a prizewinning architect and self-serving opportunist, ready to take advantage of whatever situations and women cross his path." View more info

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After Silence

By: Carroll, Jonathan

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday: 1993 (c.1992)

Edition: 1st U.S. edition

Seller ID: 15243

ISBN: 0-385-41974-0

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[very nice copy, book itself is tight and clean with no discernible wear; jacket shows only light surface wear]. "A brilliantly honest tale of right, wrong, and heartache. In his late thirties, Max Fischer is a successful cartoonist living in Los Angeles. Scarred by recent love affairs, he is cautious yet intrigued when he meets Lily Aaron and her nine-year-old son Lincoln. Lily, the manager of an offbeat restaurant, devotes her life to raising her son alone. As ... View more info

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Voice of Our Shadow

By: Carroll, Jonathan

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16779

ISBN: 0-670-49240-X

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice copy, very light shelfwear, previous owner's name written upside down at bottom of rear endpaper; jacket shows a bit of surface handling wear, a couple of tiny closed tears at top of rear panel]. The author's second novel. View more info

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Sleeping in Flame [*SIGNED*]

By: Carroll, Jonathan

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Vintage Contemporaries: 1990 (c.1988)

Edition: 1st printing thus

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 18064

ISBN: 0-679-72777-9

Condition: Very Good+


[front cover a little curled, very slight dog-ear at top right corner, "Autographed Copy" sticker on front cover (easily removable)]. Trade PB SIGNED by the author in red ink at the bottom corner of the title page. "A hypnotic literary novel with irresistible elements of fantasy and magic. It is the story of Walker Easterling, who saves a woman's life only to place her in infinitely greater danger by falling in love with her. It's the story of Maris York, ... View more info

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Fires: Essays, Poems, Stories, 1966-1982

By: Carver, Raymond

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Santa Barbara CA, Capra Press: 1983

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 7403

ISBN: 0-88496-195-8

Condition: Near Fine


(red boards w/gold lettering, no dust jacket, as issued) [nice tight copy, minor smudges on front cover near top/bottom hinges, bumped at spine ends]. (This is the unsigned issue.) [I have fashioned a custom mylar jacket to protect the book (not pictured in scanned image).] View more info

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The Young Divorcees [*SIGNED*]

By: Charell, Lissa

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Macmillan: (c.1963)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2430

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


[some soiling to edges of book; jacket mildly soiled, a few small tears, some corner wear]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep in 1971. Signed by Author View more info

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Darlin' Bill: A Love Story of the Wild West

By: Charyn, Jerome

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Arbor House: (c.1980)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9045

ISBN: 0-87795-283-3

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


(price-clipped) [tight clean copy, bottom corners bumped; jacket shows minor wear along bottom edge, small tear at lower rear corner]. The book "recreates--and reincarnates--the life of the legendary hero of the wild West, James Butler Hickok--also known as 'Wild Bill'--whose much-bandied exploits as daring Union spy, ruthless Indian fighter, inveterate gambler and ladies' man spread his fame and infamous fortune throughout the land and straight into the heart of t... View more info

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Mortal Belladaywic [*SIGNED*]

By: Christensen, Mark

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Dolphin/Doubleday & Co.: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 569

ISBN: 0-385-23763-4

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dj


[moderate shelfwear to book; considerable edgewear to jacket]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on ffep; the inscription is to a friend who "provided the only direct inspiration for any of the characters [and] also could probably make a couple of bucks by sueing me." Signed by Author View more info

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Goodbye, Jimmy, Goodbye

By: Christie, Kate

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Company , Ltd.: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13471

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


[moderate shelfwear, bumped corners, shallow dent at top of rear cover, light dust-soiling to top edge, small bookseller's stamp on rear pastedown, bottom corner of ffep clipped irregularly; jacket shows wear at edges extremities, minor chipping at spine ends]. "Some people in the Cumberland valley remembered Jimmy as a child, others had never seen him before his sudden return to the Hall; all of them were uneasily aware of him down there, wandering about the empty r... View more info

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Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory

By: Coffin, Tristram

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: (c.1964)

Edition: Unstated edition

Seller ID: 5890

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[minimal wear to book; jacket worn at corners/edges, minor paper loss at lower corner of front panel]. "A novel of the New American Revolution," namely the South's reaction to the civil rights movement. View more info

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Famous Potatoes

By: Cottonwood, Joe

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Delacorte/Seymour Lawrence: (c.1979)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8829

ISBN: 0-440-03098-6

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[minimal shelfwear, front cover very slightly bowed; jacket shows just a trace of surface wear]. (line drawings) "...the exuberant, irresistible story of the adventures of Willy Middlebrook, a.k.a. Willy Crusoe--veteran, fugitive, wanderer, and lover. On the lam from a spurious murder charge, with an aching heart and broken balls, Willy sets off in search of his mystical bride, Erica." A damn funny book, if memory serves (and sometimes it does). View more info

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The Concrete Wilderness

By: Couffer, Jack

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Meredith Press: (c.1967)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3981

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dj


[book just slightly worn, a bit of residue to edges of front/rear pastedowns where jacket had been stuck down; jacket has chipping/some paper loss at both ends of spine, various small tears along bottom of front panel (+ small triangular pc. Missing + various associated creases)]. Novel about a New York City freelance photographer and amateur naturalist, who strikes up an unlikely friendship with a 14-year-old boy who is hiding a wild dog in the subterranean world of New... View more info

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The Destruction Committee

By: Coughlin, William J.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London, Harrap: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13284

ISBN: 0-245-50549-0

Condition: Very Good in Very Good+ dj


[solid copy, but with some slighly unsightly brown staining to bottom page edges, light dust-soiling to top edge, spine slightly turned; jacket sunned at spine, mild edgewear, faint stain on front panel, one tiny tear at bottom of rear panel]. Novel about "six Vietnam War veterans, graduates of the toughest kind of guerilla training. Every month they meet to select a target for assassination. The candidate for death must be socially undesirable, have no dependent ... View more info

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The Kneeling Bus [*SIGNED*]

By: Coyle, Beverly

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Ticknor & Fields: 1990

Edition: 2nd printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8610

ISBN: 0-89919-932-1

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight clean unread copy, no discernible wear; jacket flawless except for tiny scrape near base of spine, small scuff mark on rear panel]. SIGNED by the author on the title page (signataure only). Not quite a "novel" (though the jacket copy calls it such), this is rather a series of eight interconnected stories depicting the narrator's coming- of-age in Florida in the 1950's. Whatever ... it's an absolutely terrific book, odd and off-center and sometimes lau... View more info