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A God for Tomorrow [*SIGNED*]

By: Dibner, Martin

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 20680

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[minor wear to book at extremities; jacket shows a little scuffing at spine ends, tiny scrape near bottom of spine, very slight paper loss at top of spine]. SIGNED by the author (signature only with no inscription) on the half-title page. Suspense novel about an American journalist in Berlin, following a tip that he thinks might lead him to a surviving son of Adolf Hitler -- but he's not the only one on Junior's trail: "'Good' Germans want to kill the boy, and neo-... View more info

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An American Girl

By: Dizenzo, Patricia

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart & Winston: (c.1971)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12791

ISBN: 0-03-085968-9

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice tight copy, very light wear to bottom edge; jacket mildly rubbed/scuffed, one small closed tear at bottom of rear panel]. "In this arresting and highly original novel, a young girl tells what it was like to grow up in a deeply disturbed and alienated family in the America of the abominated Fifties and at the same time gives us a picture of that America -- of the disparate elements of a culture and of personal experiences that don't seem to fit together in any ... View more info

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A Man of Little Evils

By: Dobyns, Stephen

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Atheneum: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21961

ISBN: 0-689-10567-3

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


[tiny nick in cloth at bottom edge of front cover, faint spotting on top edge, light foxing to fore-edge; jacket has a 3/4" closed tear at top of front panel, light stain at rear hinge, faint soiling/rubbing to rear panel]. "A superior novel of intrigue and pursuit," set in London, as a newspaperman becomes obsessed with solving the murder of a casual acquaintance, a man he'd never liked very much. The author's first novel, following one book of poetry. View more info

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Faulty Ground [*SIGNED*]

By: Donnelly, Gabrielle

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz Ltd.: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3695

ISBN: 0-575-04326-1

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dj


[slight yellowing of pages at top edge and fore-edge]. SIGNED by the author on the title page. "Susan Barnes, resilient, reserved and so terribly British, decides to take an extended trip to visit her cousin, Joanna, in Los Angeles...[the novel] explores the paradoxes of Californian life." Signed by Author View more info

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A Load of Maltese Moonshine

By: Dorey, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19242

ISBN: 0-7181-0665-2

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[no significant shelfwear, spine slightly turned, minor dust-soiling to top edge; jacket shows a trace of wear at several corners, minor rubbing and surface-scratching to front panel, light soiling to rear panel]. Uncommon comic novel, set in Malta, featuring a Roman Catholic priest who suffers a crisis of conscience over his personal disagreement with the Church's policy on contraception, and as a result gets involved with the smuggling of birth control pills into the c... View more info

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The Road to Leenane

By: du Maurier, Angela

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Appleton-Century: (c.1963)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10800

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[nice clean copy, very light fading to cloth at edges, no significant wear; jacket mildly worn at edges/corners, spine lightly sunned and with minor spotting, one small tear at top of front panel]. Novel "set amid the beautiful mountains and lakes of Ireland's Connemara," it's "the story of Micky Renvyle, a talented painter, and of the three women who loved him." The author was the sister of Daphne du Maurier. View more info

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The House of McCord [*SIGNED*]

By: Duncan, Martha E.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Philadelphia/Ardmore PA, Dorrance & Company: (c.1978)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 20895

ISBN: 0-8059-2545-7

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[light shelfwear, slight rippling to a few pages, minor edge-scrunching to a few pages, small stain on fore-edge; jacket rubbed (mostly at edges), very slight chipping at top of spine, a bit of soiling to the rear panel]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep. Novel (the author's first and presumably only), beginning in Kentucky in the 1920s and progressing narratively into the present-day 1970s, about an amnesiac, Becky, who "begins her new life as Ken McC... View more info

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Truck

By: Dunn, Katherine

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: (c.1971)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16404

ISBN: 0-06-011133-X

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice clean copy with no discernible wear; jacket has one tiny tear at bottom of rear panel, diagonal crease in rear flap]. A rebellious adolescent girl named Jean 'Dutch' Gillis goes 'trucking' from Portland, Oregon, to Los Angeles on a journey of self-discovery, which "is filled with chilling discoveries and sudden violence." View more info

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The Mules That Angels Ride

By: Edwards, Page Jr.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chicago, J. Philip O'Hara, Inc.: (c.1972)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8354

ISBN: 0879559004

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


Very Good in Very Good dj [some soiling/spotting to top edge, moderate wear to bottom edge, spine slightly turned, small bookstore label on ffep; jacket mildly edgeworn, shallow chip at top of rear panel, tiny closed tear at bottom edge of rear panel]. View more info

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The Crazy Ladies

By: Elbert, Joyce

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, The New American Library: 1969

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 20668

ISBN: NO

Condition: Fine in Very Good dj


[nice tight clean book with no discernible wear; jacket has a browned strip along the top edge of both the front and rear panels, minor wrinkling at bottom of front panel]. The author's second novel, about "New York Now -- and the girls who live there. Why they live there. What they're doing there. The men they're doing it with." The "four attractive girls trying to make it in the toughest town in the world" are: a 24-year-old model whose having lots... View more info

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A Bad Man

By: Elkin, Stanley

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1967)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3334

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[book clean and solid, minor ink markings on ffep; jacket has a slightly ragged 1-1/2" closed tear at upper right front panel, a copule of small tears & a little wrinkling at top of rear panel]. View more info

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Pieces of Night: A Novel of Childhood

By: Elliott, David W.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart & Winston: (c.1973)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8613

ISBN: 0-03-007591-2

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[solid copy, minor soiling to page edges; jacket rubbed, moderate edgewear, a couple of tiny edge tears]. "In his critically acclaimed first novel, Listen to the Silence, [ the author] told the story of a fourteen-year-old whose crime was being unwanted and whose punishment was incarceration in a mental hospital. Now, in this companion volume, the author goes back to an earlier period in his protagonist's young life. Beginning with the boy's first memories, memorie... View more info

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Voltaire! Voltaire! [*SIGNED*]

By: Endore, Guy

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 20604

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [solid clean book with no significant wear; jacket shows some edgewear, small closed tear at top of rear panel, minor surface damage to rear panel]. SIGNED by the author (signature only) on the ffep. Biographical novel tracing the parallel lives of Voltaire, "the wittiest, most irreverent, most spectacular philosopher who ever lived," and Rousseau, "the poor, half-educated lad of Geneva who became the most radical, most talked-of philosopher ... View more info

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King Windom

By: Farris, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, The Trident Press: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4278

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[good solid copy, minor edge-soiling; jacket shows a little wear at edges/corners, a couple of tiny tears at top front panel]. Ambitious novel about a fundamentalist Southern preacher who uses the power of radio to become the head of a nationwide revivalist movement. View more info

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The Long Light of Dawn

By: Farris, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: (c.1962)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9792

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice solid copy, minor soiling to page edges, spine very slightly turned; jacket mildly soiled, spine a little sunned, chipping at bottom of front flap]. "A shocking novel of broken medical ethics and a doctor's family whose search for love explodes into violence and adultery." View more info

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The Pledge [*SIGNED*]

By: Fast, Howard

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 13134

ISBN: 0-395-48308-5

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


(price-clipped) [nice tight clean copy, no discernible wear; jacket shows just a trace of surface wear to rear panel]. SIGNED by the author on the ffep (signature only). Novel about a veteran foreign correspondent who is "plunged into the McCarthy madness, stripped of his career, abandoned by friends and colleagues, and railroaded into jail by a congressional committee." Any resemblance to the author's own life is not coincidental. (++) Signed by Author View more info

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The Shallow Man

By: Felske, Coerte V.W.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers Inc.: (c.1995)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14046

ISBN: 0-517-70035-2

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice tight clean copy with only minor shelfwear at base of spine; jacket a bit scuffed but still quite presentable]. The story of Nick Laws, hand model and party promoter. "Nick's world is a social network run by Thing, his generic name for gorgeous fashion models and other beautiful women. ... an elusive but fascinating arena populated by Bookers, Dromes, Donuts, Civilians, Snappers, 4B Girls, Guy, and, of course, Thing -- a world of fast-food romance, delicious s... View more info

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The Shallow Man [*SIGNED*]

By: Felske, Coerte V.W.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers Inc.: (c.1995)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15548

ISBN: 0-517-70035-2

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight clean copy with just the slightest bit of wear at base of spine; jacket shows faint surface wear, very minor wrinkling along top edge]. INSCRIBED humorously and rather extravagantly (covering the whole page) and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. The story of Nick Laws, hand model and party promoter. "Nick's world is a social network run by Thing, his generic name for gorgeous fashion models and other beautiful women. ... an elusive but fascin... View more info

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Back to China

By: Fiedler, Leslie A.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Stein and Day: (c.1965)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10008

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[good solid copy, moderate shelfwear to bottom edge and top of spine, light soiling to top edge; jacket shows mild wear at edges/corners, a couple of ragged closed tears at top of rear panel near spine]. "This is the story of Professor Baro Finklestone and his manifold disguises: handball player, boy revolutionary, avenging Marine, imaginary Japanese, adopted Indian, pacifist, and, as ever, a jerk, as he pursues a crucifixion that turns into a pratfall. Baro Finkle... View more info

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The Collector Collector [*SIGNED*]

By: Fischer, Tibor

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Metropolitan Books / Henry Holt and Company: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 17404

ISBN: 0-8050-5118-X

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[tiny dent in bottom edge of front cover, very slight bump to bottom front corner, still a nice-looking copy, tight and clean; jacket has the tiniest nick to match the dent, faint soiling]. SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. In this novel, the author "turns a conventional boy-meets-girl story into a brilliant comic romp. The hero of Fischer's tale is a bowl that comes into the possession of a young, lovelorn London art appraiser named Rosa. Rosa's bowl ... View more info