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She Walks in Beauty [*SIGNED*]

By: Longstreet, Stephen

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Arbor House: (c.1970)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22447

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[light age-toning to edges of text block, a couple of tiny stains on fore-edge, tiny white spot on front board; jacket a little bit rubbed, with very minor wear at base of spine]. SIGNED by the author on the title page, beneath his lined-through printed name. The author "creates in this new novel the inner world of the cosmetics industry, as dramatized in the personal and public lives of two remarkable women, and the struggles within -- and between -- their executi... View more info

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The Mothers

By: Loomis, Edward

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13403

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[good solid copy, light shelfwear, bottom corners a bit bumped; jacket shows light soiling and minor surface wear, remnants of old price sticker at top of front flap]. "Dean Candell's educational opportunities, in matters of the heart, were unusual in the extreme. His two principal instructors, Ethel and Verna, pursued their task, sometimes willingly and sometimes not, under remarkably varied and changing circumstances. Beginning as high-school girls and continuing ... View more info

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The Hunter Deep in Summer

By: Loomis, Edward

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7525

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[nice clean copy, minimal shelfwear, slight wrinkling at top of first few pages, bookstore name stamp on ffep; ; jacket moderately edgeworn, front panel internally dampstained and mildly wrinkled, a couple of tiny and unobtrusive surface-peel spots on spine, two small closed tears at bottom of rear panel]. When two Native American boys are arrested and charged with murder in a small town on the California-Nevada border, a semi-retired trial lawyer from Los Angeles takes ... View more info

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Noela & That Man in Rio: Two Novellas

By: Maddox, Muriel

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Santa Fe NM, Sunstone Press: (c.2000)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17137

ISBN: 0-86534-309-8

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[bump to base of spine, otherwise a nice clean tight copy with no significant wear; jacket slightly wrinkled at base of spine (to match bump), very light scuffing to front panel]. Two "widely disparate" novellas. In "Noela," an American lawyer vacationing in Switzerland with his wife finds himself near the village where his plane was shot down during World War II (an experience during which he was hidden by a French family, had a brief affair with the e... View more info

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Dog Day Afternoon

By: Mann, Patrick (pseud. for Leslie Waller)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Delacorte Press: (c.1974)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12852

ISBN: 0-440-04399-9

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[good solid copy, minor wear to bottom edge, faint soiling to page edges; jacket shows minor edgewear, spine sunned, light soiling, one tiny tear at bottom rear hinge]. Not really the "source novel" for the movie of the same name, but a sort of novelization (which actually appeared a year before the movie) -- perhaps, more accurately, a kind of alternate telling, "based in part on material created by Frank R. Pierson" (the film's screenwriter, who in tur... View more info

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A Question of Love [original title: Either/Or]

By: March, Hilary

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: (c.1966)

Edition: 1st (U.S.) edition

Seller ID: 17129

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice clean copy, very slight indentation in bottom page edges (affecting about 3 pages); jacket lightly soiled/rubbed, one small closed tear at top edge of rear panel]. Who was "Hilary March"? This is apparently her only published book (unless she wrote a 1927 novel called "Wet Weather"), and when anyone writes a single novel which focuses rather intensely on the personal psychodrama of a protagonist of the same gender, a reader's speculations (OK, min... View more info

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Born Too Soon

By: Marion, Robert, M.D.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Co. , Inc.: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10026

ISBN: 0-385-19833-7

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice clean copy, remainder spray on bottom edge but otherwise no significant wear; ditto the jacket, except for a few tiny and very unobtrusive edge-tears to the rear panel (if you can see 'em, you're looking too hard!)]. Novel (the author's first) about "an eager and idealistic young intern, about to bring his new skills and dreams of healing to Boston's famous St. Anne's Hospital, and to the most vulnerable of all patients: newborn babies -- some very sick, some d... View more info

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Citizens of Eden [*SIGNED*]

By: Martin, William Neil

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Glendora CA, Keelco Publishers: (c.1980)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1979

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[spine slightly turned; jacket rubbed, edgeworn, tiny nicks at spine extremities]. Novel about a prison experiment, in which a wealthy sociologist, " convinced he has the answer to America's correctional problems," embarks on Project Eden, a four-year, four-phase criminal rehabilitation program for which he recruits twelve convicted felons. Trouble ensues. (This is number 20 of a limited edition of 500 copies, and is INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author.) Signed b... View more info

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Ava

By: Maso, Carole

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Normal IL, Dalkey Archive Press: (c.1993)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14285

ISBN: 1-56478-029-5

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[book is tight and clean, as new with no significant wear; jacket shows the tiniest trace of surface handling wear, if you're the picky type]. A somewhat "experimental" novel (if people still use such a term), a kind of tour-of-consciousness through a dying woman's mind. Aside from husbands and lovers, the voices of her "literary loves" (Virginia Woolf, T.S. Eliot, Vladimir Nabokov, Samuel Beckett, and others) are heard as well, along with "the voi... View more info

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Pictures of the Journey Back

By: Matthews, Jack

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: (c.1973)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2981

ISBN: 0-15-171920-9

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[trace of shelfwear, "7-73" in blue ink on ffep; jacket rubbed, a bit of wear at spine extremities]. "...the intense story of a long trip from Wichita to eastern Colorado," as a rodeo veteran attempts to reunite a long-estranged mothe and daughter; the story also involves a young filmmaker, whose "cinematic visions of the experience [are blended] into the straight narrative." View more info

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The Last Supper

By: McCarry, Charles

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton, Inc.: (c.1983)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14266

ISBN: 0-525-24173-6

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[very light wear to book, slight browning to page edges; front of jacket shows minor creasing, rear panel has some surface scratching and a small scrunch at the bottom edge, jacket still very presentable]. One of this excellent author's most ambitious works, in which, "through the life of his central character, Paul Christopher, he traces the labyrinthine history of the secret American intelligence group known as the Outfit from its early buccaneering days in the war... View more info

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Shelley's Heart

By: McCarry, Charles

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1995)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12420

ISBN: 0-679-41533-5

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


(price-clipped) [very nice clean copy, no discernible wear, appears unread; aside from the price-clipping, jacket shows only light surface wear, mostly to rear panel]. "The first presidential election of the twenty-first century, bitterly contested by two men who are implacable political rivals but lifelong personal friends, is stolen. On the eve of the inauguration the losing candidate presents proof of the crime to his opponent, the incumbent President, and deman... View more info

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Cooling Off

By: McCool, J.M.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: (c.1984)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4313

ISBN: 0-316-55436-7

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[very slight dust-soiling on top edge; jacket shows a bit of wear along top/bottom edges, one tiny nick at top of rear panel]. The author's first novel, a Mississippi-set tale about "a young woman [who] is frozen for five days in a compartment cooled to ten degrees below zero," as a promotional stunt for a car dealership. "A macabre, funny, and page-turning tale in the finest southern tradition." (Sounds like it might be a good companion piece to Harry... View more info

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Running Scared

By: McDonald, Gregory

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Ivan Obolensky, Inc.: (c.1964)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17630

Condition: Very Good in Fair dj


[moderate wear to extremities, previous owner's signature on ffep; jacket is a bit on the ratty side, with paper loss at top of spine, small chip at bottom left corner of front panel, small tears and bits of paper loss at most corners, rubbing/wrinkling/general wear]. The author's first novel, about "a 'perfect' young man -- brilliant, attractive, and a top athlete," who nonetheless permits his college roommate to commit suicide before his eyes, and who finds hi... View more info

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This Coffin Has No Handles

By: McGrath, Thomas

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, Thunder's Mouth Press: (c.1988)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7126

ISBN: 0-938410-62-8

Condition: Near Fine


[nice tight copy, minimal handling wear]. Trade PB Novel of labor strife on the New York waterfront, written in the late 1940's but not previously published (although the introduction doesn't explain why). The author, better known as a left/socialist poet, presents "a startlingly immense and detailed tableau of longshorement, communist labor organizers, gangsters, thugs, brilliant yet cynical bosses, and the many ordinary peole unwillingly drawn into the battle and f... View more info

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Hometown

By: Meaker, M.J. [aka Vin Packer]

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18222

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[corners moderately bumped, slight soiling to bottom edge, generally a good solid copy; jacket a bit yellowed, small tear at upper right-hand corner of front panel, minor chipping at spine ends]. "This is the story of the First Family of an upstate New York town in the years from World War I through the aftermath of World War II." The author, herself a product of an upstate New York town, was better known as a mystery/suspense novelist under the pseudonym of ... View more info

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Confessions of a Homing Piegon [*SIGNED*]

By: Meyer, Nicholas

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, The Dial Press: (c.1981)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22023

ISBN: 0-385-27198-0

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[small light stain on top edge of text block, slight fading to edges of boards; jacket lightly rubbed, small v-shaped pull-tear on rear panel, vertical crease in rear flap]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep: "To ___ & / ____ -- / with much love -- / Nick / Oct 1981." Novel about "the half-Italian, half-Irish, half-Catholic, half-Jewis child of dead circus acrobats," who first finds himself living Paris in the custody of an eccentric, bois... View more info

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The Death of David Debrizzi [*SIGNED*]

By: Micou, Paul

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Bantam Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 17657

ISBN: 0-593-02362-5

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice clean copy, the faintest bit of soiling to top page edges; jacket a little rubbed, minor curling along top edge]. SIGNED by the author on the ffep. Novel about a would-be biographer, "resting comfortably on the terrace of a Swiss sanatorium," who takes pen in hand to compose a rebuttal to the "criminally unfair biography" of his intended subject, a renowned French concert pianist, that has been published by another writer. "He weeds through ... View more info

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The Misfits

By: Miller, Arthur

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1961

Edition: Fireside BCE

Seller ID: 19884

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[bumping to base of spine, otherwise a tight clean copy with no significant wear; jacket browned at edges and spine, as typical with the book club issue of this title, but otherwise quite nice with only slight wear]. (4 B&W film stills) Novelization (kinda) by Miller of his own screenplay, which itself had "evolved" from his short story of the same name (also included in this volume), first published in Esquire in 1957. The jacket copy dubs it a "cinema-nove... View more info

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Portrait of a Romantic

By: Millhauser, Steven

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1977

Edition: Book Club Edition

Seller ID: 12046

ISBN: 0-394-41165-X

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


[solid copy, bottom front corner bumped but otherwise clean and tight; jacket edgeworn, heavy rubbing/scuffing to front panel, sticker remnant on front panel, soiling to rear panel]. [NOTE that this is stated as a "First Edition" on the copyright page--but it's the book club issue, nonetheless.] View more info