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No Sanctuary

By: Harriott, Ted

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Secker & Warburg: 1983

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 13003

ISBN: 0-436-19108-3

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


(price-clipped) [good solid copy, light shelfwear, faint dust-soiling to top edge, very light bumping to top corners; jacket moderately edgeworn, one tiny tear at top of rear panel]. Third novel by this journalist (who is also a poet, librettist, and author of children's books) whose first book, "Keep on Running," was the 1980 David Higham Award winner for best first novel. In this tale of the "Troubles," the protagonist, Michael Sullivan, becomes obse... View more info

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From an Inland Sea [*SIGNED*]

By: Harsent, David

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Viking: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 12069

ISBN: 0-670-80395-2

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[one very light spot on top edge, otherwise just the faintest bit of shelfwear; jacket shows some uneven fading to front panel, spine sunned]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the colophon page (preceding the title page), and additionally SIGNED above his printed name on the title page itself. The novel, the first by this writer (better known as a poet), "charts the progress of an obsession. We first encounter the novel's protagonists during one of their frequ... View more info

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I Killed Hemingway [*SIGNED*]

By: Henderson, William McCranor

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6502

ISBN: 0-312-08816-7

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[tight, unread copy, bottom of spine slightly bumped; mild surface wear to jacket]. SIGNED by the author on the title page (signature only, no inscription). Signed by Author View more info

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Stark Raving Elvis

By: Henderson, William McCranor

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton: (c.1984)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9837

ISBN: 0-525-24264-3

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


(price-clipped) [tight clean copy, very minor shelfwear to bottom edge; jacket has minor wrinkling at bottom of front panel, otherwise flawless except for price-clipping]. The author's first novel, about the Elvis impersonator to end all Elvis impersonators, and his rise to the pinnacle of a very strange world. "The conclusion is a veritable orgy of Elvis worship: the colossal Battle of the Elvises, where the cream of the world's would-be Elvises vie to become the ... View more info

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Midnight Cowboy

By: Herlihy, James Leo

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: (c.1965)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16929

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good in Very Good+ dj


[moderately shelfworn book, especially at bottom edge and heel of spine, but clean inside and out; jacket somewhat nicer than the book, with a little surface- and edgewear]. The author's second novel, basis for John Schlesinger's excellent film, the Academy Award-winning "Best Picture" of 1969. View more info

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Ozuma in L.A. [*SIGNED*]

By: Hertz, Richard

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Ojai CA, Minneola Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 10301

ISBN: 0-9640165-0-8

Condition: Very Good


[some underlining/annotation in text, moderate edgewear, front cover slightly curled at fore-edge]. Trade PB INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the title page. The book is "an open-ended meandering through the mind of Ozuma, a Japanese born graphic designer living in Los Angeles who attempts to find his way through the cliches of contemporary relationships. The result is a humorous stroll through uprooted layers of consciousness, sexual encounters and cultural ste... View more info

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Brother Holyfield [*SIGNED*]

By: Higginbotham, Jay

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas-Hull & Co.: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8960

ISBN: 0-913208-01-9

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dj


[nice tight clean copy, with some wear to cloth at top/bottom edges; jacket clean and bright, with just a couple of tiny edge-tears]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author (in 1999) on the ffep. Novel about a Southern Baptist preacher in Bienville Parish, Louisiana. Signed by Author View more info

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Meeting for Burial

By: Hitchman, Janet

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Atheneum: 1968

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 11723

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[good solid copy, bottom corners lightly bumped; jacket a tiny bit dog-eared at top of spine]. Novel set against the background of a Quaker community, examining the life of Mildred Moore through the narrative device of remembrances at her funeral service. "What was the meaning of Mildred Moore's work in France during the First World War, in Russia during the famine of the twenties, in Depression-torn mining villages of Wales? Had she loved herself more than God's p... View more info

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The Buddy System

By: Hoffman, Michael

Price: $13.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2109

ISBN: 0-03-085994-6

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[trace of exterior wear to book; jacket folded onto book slightly off-center, wrinkling at top of rear flap, no tears or chips]. "Nobody but Buddy Solloway, the disaffected, flip, ironic, and blackly funny hero of Michael Hoffman's first novel, could cram so much into one summer -- the summer between high school and college. He manages to get into trouble with the black gang that hangs around the neighborhood drugstore where he works; to have a fling with a friend's ... View more info

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Our Only May Amelia [*SIGNED*]

By: Holm, Jennifer L.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Harpercollins: (c.1999)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 10594

ISBN: 0-06-027822-6

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight clean copy, very light abrasion on top edge near spine; jacket has a tiny dampstain at top of spine]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the title page. The title character in this, the author's first novel (inspired by the diary of her Finnish-American grandaunt), "is the only girl ever born on the Nasel River -- A Real Miracle, her family says. And with seven brothers she believes it. Most of the time she forgets that she's a girl, like when she ... View more info

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Time of the Unicorn

By: Jefferis, Barbara

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Company: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12867

ISBN: 0-688-00249-8

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[good solid copy, light shelfwear, faint smudging to fore-edge; jacket torn at top of spine (with resulting dog-earing and minor paper loss), also a bit dog-eared at base of spine, otherwise just moderately rubbed, diagonal creasing to rear flap]. "A novel of sorcery and the ultimate pagan sacrifice," about thirteen people shipwrecked off the coast of Portugal in the 12th century, who must endure a forty-day trek to survive. "Harrowing on the physical level, ... View more info

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A Dream of Silence

By: Jewell, Bruce and Wanda

Price: $80.00

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers: (c.1970)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12737

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight clean copy, very light wear at extremities; jacket shows just a trace of wear at a few corners]. Novel about a "half-breed" boy, Jamie, who "lives in an average American suburb, loves his mother, idolizes his father, and is appealing and normal in every way. Except that he refuses to talk," except to an invisible companion, Mr. Bow, who is "not quite a mystic, but has qualities of a sachem or guru." The authors, per the jacket blurb... View more info

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The Known World

By: Jones, Edward P.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Amistad/HarperCollins: (c.2003)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16753

ISBN: 0-06-055754-0

Condition: Fine in Fine dj


[beautiful, as-new copy, with no discernible wear to either book or jacket]. "An ambitious, luminously written novel that ranges seamlessly between the past and future and back again to the present, [the book] weaves together the lives of freed and enslaved blacks, white, and Indians -- and allows all of us a deeper understanding of the enduring multidimensional world created by the institution of slavery." The author's second book (and first novel), winner of... View more info

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Thanksgiving

By: Jordan, Robert

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton & Co.: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4673

ISBN: 0-525-21553-0

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dj


[moderate shelfwear, top corners rather heavily bumped; jacket rubbed, some wear at corners/edges, both ends of spine chipped and heavily dog-eared]. Novel about a group of Sixties activists who decide, despite their commitment to peaceful change through the democratic process, to blow up a Long Island country club using homemade bombs. At first the bombing is planned for after the annual Thanksgiving Day celebration, when the club is empty. However, after a passionate e... View more info

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Six Months with an Older Woman

By: Kaufelt, David A.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: (c.1973)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11843

ISBN: 0-399-11154-9

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[tight and clean, just the faintest bit of smudging to top edge; jacket rubbed/scuffed, mild edgewear, a little soiling]. The author's first novel, "the story of a unique love affair. It begins in the publicity department of a large New York publishing house, where thirty-year-old Robert Fine and forty-five-year-old Isobel Ross meet. Robert has a string of ex-girlfriends all embodies in the carnivorous Rhoda; he also has a mother who makes Mrs. Portnoy look like a... View more info

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One Hand Clapping

By: Kell, Joseph (pseud. for Anthony Burgess)

Price: $175.00

Publisher: London, Peter Davies: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18232

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good- dj


(price-clipped) [very light foxing to top edge, otherwise a nice fresh copy with no significant wear; jacket has one tiny chip at top of front panel, also torn with a bit of paper loss at top rear hinge and bottom front hinge, one additional small closed tear at top of rear panel, minor edgewear elsewhere]. Early novel by Burgess, the first of two published under this pseudonym. Satirical novel about a young married couple, "the husband having a sort of brain good a... View more info

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The Sweet Summer

By: Kelley, William

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Louisville KY, Westminster John Knox Press: (c.2000)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17906

ISBN: 0-664-22224-2

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[minimal handling wear to book; jacket front panel a bit scuffed, one tiny closed tear and very slight dog-earing at top of spine]. "A powerful story of moral awakening told through the voice of Cully Madden, a young airman and aspiring priest who joins the all-black Air Force boxing team in the summer of 1947. During the team's tour of the South, Cully's friendships with his teammates deepen as they face their opponents in dilapidated vaudeville halls, on the rusti... View more info

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The Cost of Living Like This

By: Kennaway, James

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Atheneum: 1969

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 22007

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dj


(price-clipped) [nice tight clean book, with no discernible wear; jacket shows a tiny bit of surface wear to the rear panel, short diagonal crease at bottom of front flap]. Novel set in London and Glasgow, about "the old triangle -- two women and a man -- a husband, a wife, a little girl from the office. If the basic situation is more than familiar, it still has never been explored with such power or described and dissected so vividly in contemporary terms." Th... View more info

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Legs [*SIGNED*]

By: Kennedy, William

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Coward, McCann & Geoghegan: (c.1975)

Edition: Book Club Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 18864

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Good dj


[nice tight clean book with just a trace of handling wear; jacket somewhat rubbed/scuffed, 2-inch closed tear at base of spine, wrinkling and wear along top edge, slight paper loss at spine corners]. The author's second novel, and the opening installment in his "Albany Cycle," is set in the 1920s and centers around the life and legend of gangster Jack "Legs" Diamond, with which Kennedy had grown up as a young newspaperman and (by his own admission) had c... View more info

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Some Kind of Hero [*SIGNED*]

By: Kirkwood, James

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas Y. Crowell Company: (c.1975)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 21044

ISBN: 0-690-00757-4

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[minimal shelfwear, faint dust-soiling to top edge of text block; jacket shows just a trace of surface wear]. SIGNED boldly by the author on the ffep. Novel about the readjustment to civilian life of a Vietnam War ex-P.O.W.; basis for the 1982 film starring Richard Pryor. Signed by Author View more info