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Cold Mountain ["Uncorrected Manuscript" (advance proof), "ver 97.1.14"]

By: Frazier, Charles

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Atlantic Monthly Press: 1997

Edition: Uncorrected Proof

Seller ID: 17506

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine


(printed glossy wraps) [a very nice copy, with just a touch of wear at the right-hand and bottom edges of the front cover, faint scuffing to front cover, tiny bends to bottom corners of two pages mid-book]. Uncorrected Advance Proof (labeled "Uncorrected Manuscript" on front cover, "ver 97.1.14" on title page) of the author's debut novel, which went on to win the American Book Award and subsequently to serve as the basis for a respectable but imperfect 2... View more info

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Cold Mountain

By: Frazier, Charles

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Atlantic Monthly Press: (c.1997)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18479

ISBN: 0-87113-679-1

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[minor shelfwear to cloth at base of spine, otherwise a nice clean book; jacket just a bit rubbed, John Behrendt endorsement/blurb sticker NOT present (see notes)]. National Book Award-winning Civil War novel, basis for the 2003 movie of the same name, for which Renée Zellweger hauled in a Supporting Actress Oscar. This is the true first edition (stated)/first printing (full number line), with all called-for points (including "man-woman" misprint on page 25, l... View more info

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144 Piccadilly

By: Fuller, Samuel

Price: $85.00

Publisher: [London], New English Library: 1971 (c.1971)

Edition: 1st U.K. edition

Seller ID: 17978

ISBN: 0-450-01314-6

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[slight age-toning to page edges, but no significant wear; jacket spine lightly soiled, slight scrunching at spine ends]. Novel about a group of London hippies who barricade themselves inside a decaying Mayfair mansion and resist all efforts to evict them. The much more common American edition rather obscures what the photographic dust jacket of this U.K. printing makes explicit, which is that this was based directly on an actual event -- "ripped from the headlines... View more info

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Nickel Mountain

By: Gardner, John

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18248

ISBN: 0-394-48883-0

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[very nice copy, no discernible wear to book at all; jacket just a bit faded at spine, a few tiny rubbed spots at a couple of corners]. (sepia-tone etchings) Gardner's sixth novel, an unconventional love story set in a small community in the Catskills in the 1950s, about a 42-year-old man who marries a 17-year-old girl who's pregnant with the child of a local boy. View more info

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Grendel

By: Gardner, John

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20304

ISBN: 0-394-47143-1

Condition: Fine in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [book itself has no discernible wear; jacket quite faded at spine (one of the chronic problems with this book), with a small black smudge at the upper left corner of the rear panel and a tiny razor-cut on the spine] "The first and most terrifying monster in English literature tells his own side (the true side) of the Beowulf story in this revisionist novel . . . comic, grotesque, at times very sad." View more info

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The Heyday

By: Gascoigne, Bamber

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1974 (c.1973)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 20431

ISBN: 0-670-36954-3

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[light foxing to top of text block, slight fading to top edges of boards, no other significant wear; jacket has a few itsy-bitsy closed tears along top and bottom edges, minor surface-scraping surrounding base of spine]. Novel set in Edwardian England, about "an aspiring ingenue who in the summer of 1905 rushes happily into a third-rate repertory troupe that slogs peripatetically through the provinces under the magisterial eye of a thoroughly unreluctant dragoness na... View more info

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The Lowest Trees Have Tops

By: Gellhorn, Martha

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Company: 1969 (c.1967)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16441

ISBN: 0396058647

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [minor wear to bottom corners, otherwise a tight clean copy; jacket has a few tiny closed edge-tears, rubbing to rear panel, very slight browning to spine]. Novel set in a Mexican mountain village, about the relationships between "residents" (expatriate foreigners who "have come from near and far for the infinite variety of reasons that impel people to escape the dread advantages of civilization") and the native Mexican population, known ... View more info

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Night People

By: Gifford, Barry

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Grove Press: 1992

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 15352

ISBN: 0-8021-1538-1

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[very nice copy, tight/clean/unread, no discernible wear; jacket a tiny bit rubbed on the rear panel]. Four related novellas comprising a "road map of the American nightmare." The book "reaches even deeper into the vision of our world that Barry Gifford has painted in his earlier novels, and its pure light is often shocking. Yet no matter how odd, innocent, evil, or downright unearthly his characters are, Gifford dives into their souls, finds the truth of ... View more info

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An Unfortunate Woman

By: Gifford, Barry

Price: $25.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Donald S. Ellis / Creative Arts Book Company: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16895

ISBN: 0-916870-73-1

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[previous owner's signature at upper corner of front pastedown, otherwise a tight copy with no discernible wear; jacket has just the teensiest bit of wear at a couple of corners]. A woman in her late fifties, finding in difficult circumstances after a lifetime of misfortunes, recalls "her fabulous -- and not so fabulous -- glamorous life with 'the boys,' the big shot racketeers of 1940's Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Hawaii, Jamaica, Cuba and Florida [including' ... View more info

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Salvage

By: Gillott, Jacqueline

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1969

Edition: 1st U.S. edition

Seller ID: 2215

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


[spine somewhat turned, minor edge-soiling; jacket shows wear at top/bottom edges, minor stain on back edge]. "This startlingly perceptive novel records the few hours a man and a woman spend together. He would be her lover for the night but wants to know who she is. She offers her body, but it is all she can offer because she wears anonymity like a cloak -- her own identity seems to be slipping away. She is a wife and a mother and it is not enough; she hears echoes ... View more info

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Modern Love

By: Glass, Leslie

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: (c.1983)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16349

ISBN: 0-312-54090-6

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[minor wear at extremities, very minor scrunching to a few top page corners, bookplate on ffep; jacket lightly edgeworn, tiny tears at upper corners, light dampstain along right-hand edge of front panel, minor diagonal creasing at bottom corner of rear flap]. "Breaking up and falling in love again gets even harder when you're past thirty. [The author] writes of lovers, parents, marriage, divorce, and children; all the longing, heartache, and joy of modern love are ... View more info

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Sisters

By: Goodwin, Suzanne

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: (c.1984)

Edition: 1st U.S. edition

Seller ID: 12702

ISBN: 0-312-72748-8

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice tight clean copy, no discernible wear to book; jacket shows minor wear at a couple of corners, small closed tear at bottom front hinge]. "A novel of love and war in the classic tradition, [this book] is a brilliant and penetrating work set in England during the Second World War. Americans, New Zealanders, Free French -- they were all attracted to the Tyrrell girls. Ostensibly free spirits, the three sisters longed for an end to the miseries of wartime; for a ... View more info

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Benjamin grabbed his Glicken and ran: an autobiography

By: Gordon, Fred

Price: $15.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11761

Condition: Very Good in Very Good+ dj


[solid copy, light soiling to covers and page edges, black remainder stripe on top edge; jacket shows light surface/edge wear, very minor chipping at spine ends, some creasing to both flaps]. "This first novel introduces a young writer whose imagination offers a unique literary and visceral experience," and purports to be the autobiography of one "Benjamin Hackett -- frightening, fascinating, dangerous, lovable, a twenty-three-year-old living on the edge of ... View more info

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The Maniac Responsible

By: Gover, Robert

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Grove Press: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7360

Condition: Very Good in Very Good+ dj


[good solid copy, some foxing/soiling to top edge, minor shelfwear, small light stain on ffep; jacket mildly soiled at top/bottom edges, short vertical laminate wrinkle at top right front panel, short diagonal crease in front flap]. "Murder mystery and satire on the common folkways of American life, this is also a parable on the twin themes of sex and guilt that haunt the American conscience." In other words -- the "American Psycho" of its day? View more info

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Harry and Tonto

By: Greenfield, Josh, and Paul Mazursky

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Saturday Review Press/E.P. Dutton & Co.: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16792

ISBN: 0-8415-0306-0

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[solid clean copy, a few tiny dents in top and bottom edges of both covers, very light wear to cloth at spine ends; jacket dog-eared along top edge of front panel, light surface wear, a bit of soiling and a small sticker-scar to front panel]. Novelization, more or less, of the duo's screenplay for the film of the same name -- the cross-country odyssey of a man and his cat, beautifully played on screen by Art Carney. The man, not the cat. View more info

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The Glory Circuit

By: Gregg, Jess

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: (c.1962)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20859

ISBN: NO

Condition: Fine in Very Good dj


[book itself is in beautiful condition, clean and tight with no discernible wear; jacket faded at spine, but otherwise just minimally edgeworn]. Novel about a "sincere if uneducated" itinerant preacher of the hellfire-and-brimstone variety, who attracts converts and repentant sinners in droves -- until he comes under the influence of a woman who persuades him to change his tune and message to that of "joy and loving kidness," which unfortunately causes h... View more info

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Sheepshagger

By: Griffiths, Niall

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press: 2002

Edition: 1st U.S. edition

Seller ID: 11997

ISBN: 0-312-30073-5

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight clean copy, one single page has short diagonal crease at top corner, NO remainder or other marks; jacket shows itsy-bitsy traces of edgewear here and there]. "This is the story of Ianto: the feral, inarticulate, inbred, ignoble savage; haunter of mountains, killer of innocents, Ianto is a sheepshagger -- a yokel, a Welsh redneck. But Ianto is also a seer, a visionary -- the genius loci -- who comprehends nature with a Blakean intensity, and is at one wi... View more info

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Something of Courage

By: Guglielmino, Terese S.F.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Courage Publishing, Inc.: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8196

ISBN: 0-9619205-0-5

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice clean copy, just very slight wear to book and jacket]. A novel of the 1960's, apparently self-published, by a woman who (it sez here) "grew up in San Francisco in those incredible days chronicled in this novel [and] is one of those battered by the events of 60s and 70s ( which is to say that she is an American)." Although this very wordy book appears to be very much like a stream-of-consciousness journal, the author denies that it's autobiographical, clai... View more info

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That Water, Those Rocks [*SIGNED*]

By: Haake, Katharine

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Reno/Las Vegas, University of Nevada Press: (c.2002)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 17627

ISBN: 0-87417-530-5

Condition: Very Good+


[soft creasing and light surface wear to front cover]. (Western Literature Series) Series Trade PB INSCRIBED ("For _______ / With all good wishes"), SIGNED and DATED (2003) by the author on the title page. "Shasta Dam, the graceful, curved centerpiece of California's Central Valley Project, lies at the heart of this multilayered work. The dam's construction, and the impact of its presence, becomes the obsession and occupation for all of Haake's characters [... View more info

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Erasmus -- With Freckles

By: Haase, John

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20802

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [minor shelfwear to bottom edge of book, one-time owner's name and source annotation on ffep; jacket lightly soiled, a little tanned at spine, with a few small closed tears at top and bottom of front panel]. Comic novel about "an unorthodox poet and professor of poetry" whose self-created Utopia (on a ferryboat moored in San Francisco Bay, with his wife, his five chidren, and "a merry band of nymphs and bearded poet-disciples") is turned u... View more info