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There Goes Davey Cohen

By: Owen, Wendy

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Coward-Mccann: 1966

Edition: 1st U.S. edition

Seller ID: 7959

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


[moderate dust-soiling to fore-edge and top-edge, a bit of shelfwear to bottom edge; jacket scuffed, edgeworn, moderately soiled, tiny tears at corners of rear panel]. The author's first novel, examining "the complex texture of a marriage." Set in a picturesque Spanish resort town; jacket blurbers include Anais Nin and Anthony Burgess. View more info

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Serpent's Delight

By: Park, Ruth

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1962

Edition: 1st U.S. edition (see note)

Seller ID: 7780

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[spine turned, some wear at spine extremities, top front corner lightly bumped, gift inscription (non-authorial) on ffep; jacket edgeworn, a few tiny chips/tears, mild browning at edges, minor paper loss at top of spine and at top rear corner]. "When Geraldine, youngest of the good-looking Pond sisters, announces she has had a vision of the Blessed Virgin, her entire family is suddenly shot from its mundane middle-class existence into the glare of publicity." (A stated "First Edition in the United States of America," yet with no printed price on dust jacket, therefore a possib... View more info

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Wilderness [uncorrected proof]

By: Parker, Robert B.

Price: $35.00

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

Edition: Uncorrected Proof

Seller ID: 15640

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine


(printed wraps) [nice clean copy, very light handling wear, trace of browning to spine]. Uncorrected proof copy of Parker's first non-Spenser book, a suspense novel about a writer whose life is threatened after he witnesses a murder and agrees to testify against the accused killer, a professional mobster. View more info

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Face [*SIGNED*]

By: Pineda, Cecile

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Viking: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5254

ISBN: 0-670-80330-8

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[nice and tight, minimal wear to bottom edge, previous owner's name on ffep; jacket rubbed, one tiny closed tear at top of front panel, a couple of vertical creases in rear flap]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the half- title page. Signed by Author View more info

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Never Mind the Pollacks: A Rock and Roll Novel

By: Pollack, Neal

Price: $10.00

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

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 18708

ISBN: 0-06-052790-0

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice-looking copy, just a touch of wear to bottom edge of book; another touch of wear to the jacket]. "A rock novel that really rocks," by the (jacket-blurb-proclaimed) "greatest novelist of his generation." An over-the-top satirical novel, "a raw, protean yawp from the depths of nowhere, a hilarious trip through time that savagely parodies the history of rock and roll and its grandiloquent journalism." The novel's narrator is a fictional rock journalist who is called upon to tell the posthumous story of a fictional "Neal Pollack," a rock critic who seems li... View more info

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The Way of an Eagle

By: Potter, Dan

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Stein and Day: 1970 (c.1969)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21985

ISBN: 0-8128-1273-5

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[slight discoloration to top edges of boards, bumped at base of spine, small literary agency label on ffep; jacket edgeworn and creased (mostly along top edge), with a few tiny chips along top edge of front panel "A young man comes into a Midwestern town on a white motorcycle. The townspeople don't know what to make of him: is he a turned-on no-good looking for trouble, a reincarnated James Dean, or some unusual kind of Christian?" The story is told in the voices of the people who get most involved with him: a gas-station owner who gives him a job; a cafe owner in whom he awakens a ... View more info

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The Golden Spur

By: Powell, Dawn

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16005

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [a very presentable copy, with some light soiling to yellow cloth at rear cover, but no other significant wear]. The author's final novel, set largely in the New York she loved (specifically in this instance that city's art world), and telling the story of a young man's quest to find his real father, which leads him into the circle of a charismatic painter. View more info

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The Golden Spur

By: Powell, Dawn

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16783

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice copy, very light wear to bottom edge, slight bump to top edge of rear cover near spine; jacket shows a little edgewear, one tiny closed tear at bottom of front panel, short ragged tear and associated creasing at base of spine (no paper loss), a couple of small scuff marks to rear panel]. The author's final novel, set largely in the New York she loved (specifically in this instance that city's art world), and telling the story of a young man's quest to find his real father, which leads him into the circle of a charismatic painter. View more info

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Me For Posterity! A Roisterous Spoof on the New Wave

By: Price, Stanley

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, The Vanguard Press: (c.1961)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1891

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [light shelfwear, spine slightly turned; jacket shows a little handling wear, minor soiling]. "Now that the kitchen sink reigns on London stages and screens and has almost replaced the ash can on our own Broadway, now that London is wearing leather jackets and getting 'with it,' now that the Outsider is In and the Insiders Out, James Breedin has his heyday. He is one of the New Men of British culture riding the crest of the New Wave -- who write the 'working class' novels, dramatize them, compose the music, write the lyrics, highlight the squalor, and then buy shares in ... View more info

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Serial Killer Days

By: Prill, David

Price: $15.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15562

ISBN: 0-312-14411-3

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[tight clean copy, bumped at base of spine but no other significant wear; jacket a bit worn along top edge and at base of spine]. The author's second book, a comic novel about a small town that decides to turn its annual visitation by a serial killer (who kills one person from the town on the same day each year) into a yearly fair, including a beauty pageant. View more info

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Angels All Over Town

By: Rice, Luanne

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Atheneum: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16846

ISBN: 0-689-11616-0

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[sharp-looking copy, with just the faintest bit of foxing to top page edges; jacket shows extremely light edgewear]. The author's first novel, about the Cavan sisters, an "inseparable triumvirate" -- "inseparable, that is, until the invasion of husbands and houses." View more info

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The Secretary

By: Ringer, Vivian

Price: $30.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9684

ISBN: 0-440-08235-8

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight copy, very faint soiling to page edges, no significant wear; jacket shows mild soiling]. Novel (the author's first and only) about a young, attractive, single secretary, and her obsession with her boss, a New York book publisher; the jacket blurb describes it as "a warm and telling picture of a modern-day Kitty Foyle, a novel that makes clear how complicated it is to juggle the personal and professional roles of the office 'second wife.'" The author herself had come out of the New York publishing world, was co-founder of the liberal Book Find Club, and had a long career a... View more info

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Kissing Through a Pane of Glass [*SIGNED*]

By: Rosenberg, Peter Michael

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Simon and Schuster: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7539

ISBN: 0671718061

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dj


[bottom corners bumped, faint browning to page edges; mild surface wear to rear jacket panel, very slight edgewear]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the title page, dated 24/6/93. A novel (the author's first) of sexual obsession, set in India and England; runner-up in the 1992 Betty Trask Prize. Signed by Author View more info

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Experiments with Life and Deaf

By: Rosenthal, Chuck

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: (c.1987)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16085

ISBN: 1-55584-104-X

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice clean copy, one tiny dent in bottom edge of front cover, no other significant wear; minor surface wear to jacket]. (The Loop Trilogy, Book Two) Series The second book in the author's Loop Trilogy, centering around the adventures of 17-year-old Jarvis Loop, "a fugitive from the law for an ever-increasing list of offenses." The novel "offers a brilliant, hyper-real vision of coming of age in working-class America that sweeps from the wildest comedy to the darkest pathos." View more info

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Flicker

By: Roszak, Theodore

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chicago, Chicago Review Press: 2005

Edition: 1st printing

Seller ID: 14524

ISBN: 1-55652-577-X

Condition: Near Fine


[minor wear at extremities, light soiling to page edges, otherwise a good clean tight copy]. Trade PB Horror novel (sort of) about an L.A. film buff who develops an obsession with the life and work of a forgotten film director, a mysterious figure who vanished in the 1940s. "Max Castle," the director, is a sort of amalgam of F.W. Murnau and Edgar Ulmer, and the author gets the film-geek/ film-school milieu of the 60's and 70's dead-on. This paperback edition was issued when the book was "soon to be a major motion picture" directed by Darren Aronofsky, although as of mid-2007 ... View more info

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Never Mind the Goldbergs [*SIGNED*]

By: Roth, Matthue

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, PUSH / Scholastic, Inc.: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 14963

ISBN: 0-439-69188-5

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[minor handling wear, tiny corner bends on a couple of pages; jacket shows very light surface wear, vertical crease in front flap]. INSCRIBED generically ("oy vey, dude!") and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page, apparently with a black sharpie which has bled through and slightly marked the title page. "The greatest Hollywood punk rock Orothodox Jewgirl story EVER TOLD! Don't this for a second that you know Hava or her place in the world. Yes, she's an Orthodox Jew. But that doesn't mean she can't rock out. (She just has to be careful about who she touches.)" Sign... View more info

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Coalitions

By: Rounds, David

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Outerbridge & Dienstfrey: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3111

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good- dj


[trace of soiling on top edge; jacket rubbed, some wear along top edge, top of spine ragged with about 1/4" missing, a few holes at foldover edge of rear panel]. The author's first novel, set in Boston, centers around two interracial couples and climaxes in a dramatic civil rights demonstration. View more info

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Extravagant Gestures [*SIGNED*]

By: Sager, Carole Bayer

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Arbor House: (c.1985)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9396

ISBN: 0-87795-765-7

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice clean copy, no discernible wear; jacket shows minor wear at corners, a bit of wrinkling at bottom of rear panel]. INSCRIBED warmly and SIGNED by the author on the ffep. First novel, about a troubled mother-daughter relationship, by the noted songwriter, which "vibrates with the energy of the characters and the worlds she writes about: New York and Los Angeles, media celebrity, fast-track careers, and lives that are glamorous, comical, and poignant." Jacket blurbs by Erica Jong and Neil Simon. Signed by Author View more info

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A Few Last Words

By: Sallis, James

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: (c.1970)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9271

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice clean copy, slight fading to cloth at top/bottom edges, tiny smudge on top edge near spine, one-inch surface scratch (not a puncture) on ffep, also visible on half-title and title pages; jacket has small tears at a couple of extremities, minor rubbing/soiling]. The author's first book, "A Parable and a Prophecy," in which he "takes up a number of themes from the range and variety of speculative fiction [and] writes about the intimate textures of life on worlds vastly different from our own and on some which are disturbingly similar." View more info

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Union Dues

By: Sayles, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston, Atlantic Monthly Press/Little, Brown and Company: (c.1977)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16946

ISBN: 0-316-77231-3

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[tight, unread copy, with just minor dust-soiling to top edge; jacket shows a bit of wear at corners and spine ends]. The author-filmmaker's second novel, set in the revolutionary underground in Boston in the late 1960s. View more info