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Street Walker

By: Anonymous

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Viking: 1960

Edition: First American

Seller ID: 001195


Near fine copy of the first printing of the first American edition in a near fine Brodarted dust jacket. Book has small ding to middle top edge of front board, some production glue seepage back board near top of spine. Dust jacket is sunned on back, has a few chips to top edge, has a 1/2" closed tear top of back, has a chip to the top front, has a score mark down the front (does not cut through the paper), and the head and tail are bumped. The book has black cloth... View more info

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The Great Pretender

By: Atlas, James

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Atheneum: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000437


Fine copy of first edition in fine Brodarted dust jacket. Dark orange paper boards with black cloth binding, copper lettering on spine and cover. 277 pp. The author's first novel. View more info

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On Love

By: Botton, Alain De

Price: $32.00

Publisher: New York, Atlantic Monthly Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001217


Fine copy of stated first edition, first printing in near fine Brodarted dust jacket. Very slight bump to upper left corner of back board. Dust jacket has some soiling, a faint small stain on front cover (upper middle, near spine) and some minor bleeding on the inside front bottom from the front bottom board (bleeding can't be seen from the front). Author's first book. 231 pp. Black boards, title blind stamped in black on cover with letter E in red showing through c... View more info

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The History of Luminous Motion

By: Bradfield, Scott

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1989

Edition: First American

Seller ID: 000556


Fine copy of first printing of stated first American edition in fine Brodarted dust jacket. Author's first novel. Book has paper boards with photo on front and back, black spine with silver lettering. 274 pp. You won't find a better copy. View more info

Secret Waters (SIGNED)

By: Brown, Linda C.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Yakima, WA, Blue Begonia Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 001728


Fine signed first edition, first printing. Stories about dealing with a relative with Alzheimer's disease. Author/daughter whose mother had Alzheimer's Disease and whose father eventually moved in with the daughter. First book. View more info

The Plan

By: Cannell, Stephen J.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000858


Fine copy of the first printing of the first edition in fine Brodarted dust jacket. Author's first book. Black paper boards with black cloth binding, gold lettering on spine. Cream endpapers, 420 pp. Beautiful copy. View more info

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The Mysteries of Pittsburgh

By: Chabon, Michael

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001398


Fine copy of first printing of stated first edition in near fine Brodarted dust jacket. Dust jacket sunned and age-toned at top, else fine. Pulitzer Prize winning author's first book. 297 pp. View more info

Intimacy

By: Chace, Susan

Price: $22.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000733


Fine copy of first printing of stated first edition in near fine Brodarted dust jacket. Dust jacket is price clipped, slightly rubbed and has 1/8-inch scratch on front. Author's first novel. Book has light green paper boards with tan cloth binding, metallic blue lettering to spine and cover. 161 pp. Beautiful copy. We specialize in first novels. View more info

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Candace & Other Stories (SIGNED)

By: Cheuse, Alan

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Cambridge, MA, Apple-Wood Press: 1980

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Inscription: Inscribed By Author

Seller ID: 001388


Near fine, incribed copy of author's first book. Very slight rubbing to bottom corners of spine, else fine. Bright pink wraps, 100 pp. Five short stories. View more info

The Carpenter Years

By: Cohen, Arthur A.

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, New American Library: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000237


Near fine copy of stated first printing of first edition in good Brodart-protected dust jacket. Book has some chips missing from top of boards, mostly near spine. Dust jacket has closed tears on top back and spine, chips missing from top and bottom os spine, corners chipped and rubbed, some foxing, rubbed and faded. 151 pp. Author's first novel. View more info

The Fifth Horseman

By: Collins, Larry and Lapierre, Dominique

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001165


Fine copy of first printing of first edition in near fine Brodarted dust jacket. Dust jacket is sunned a little and creased somewhat on upper back cover, else fine. Scarce in this condition. This is the first book on which the authors collaborated. Book has black paper boards with black cloth binding, magenta and gray lettering on spine, gray book title on cover, black endpapers, 478 pp. Preventing nuclear disaster in NYC. Tight crisp copy. View more info

Flora's Wreath (SIGNED)

By: Dill, Jane

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Friday Harbor, WA, Ildolyn Press: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 001738


Fine signed copy in wraps, not published in boards. Story of four Victorian era women who were really into gardening. Fascinating stories of their lives. View more info

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Lord of the Barnyard, Killing the Fatted Calf and Arming the Aware in the Corn Belt

By: Egolf, Tristan

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Picador: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001376


Fine copy of true first edition, first printing in near fine Brodarted dust jacket. There is a small wrinkle on the lower left of the dust jacket cover, else fine. 410 pp. Acclaimed first book by Egolf, who committed suicide in 2005. Cover art by James Porter. We specialize in first novels. View more info

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Lord of the Barnyard, Killing the Fatted Calf and Arming the Aware in the Corn Belt

By: Egolf, Tristan

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Grove Press: 1998

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 001578


Near fine copy of stated first American edition, first printing in fine Brodarted dust jacket. Remainder stripe to bottom of text block, slight smudge to fore edge. 410 pp. Acclaimed first book by Egolf, who committed suicide in 2005. We specialize in first novels. View more info

Memories of My Ghost Brother

By: Fenkl, Heinz Insu

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Dutton: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000618


Near fine copy of first printing of first edition in near fine Brodarted dust jacket. Head band pulled, foot band and upper corners very slightly bumped. Dust jacket has been bumped at top of spine, else fine. Author's first novel. Book has cream colored paper boards with gray cloth binding, gold lettering to spine, green endpapers, 271 pp. Beautiful copy, as new. We specialize in first novels. View more info

The Horse Latitudes

By: Ferrigno, Robert

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow: 1990

Edition: Advance Reading Copy

Seller ID: 000802


Near fine copy of special Advance Reading Copy in wraps. Slight bump to back top corner, else fine. Author's first book. 283 pp. Ending in advance reading copy differs from ending in first trade edition. We specialize in first novels. View more info

Hurricane Season

By: Friedman, Mickey

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000979


Near fine copy of first printing of stated first edition in very good plus Brodarted dust jacket. Book has some spine slant, corners bumped, the upper corner of page 27 is a little rumpled. Dust jacket is bumped at all corners and is a little rubbed. Inside back flap was creased. Book has black paper boards with white cloth binding, gold lettering on spine, 195 pp. Author's first novel. Hold on, it's hurricane season in Florida! Nice clean, tight copy. View more info

A Window to Memory (SIGNED)

By: Friesz, Mary Lee

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Palos Verdes, CA, Mustard Seed Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed By Author

Seller ID: 001362


Near fine in wraps, warmly inscribed by author. Poet's first book. 59 pp. Mustard Seed Press bookmark with poem from this collection laid in. Illustrations, photos. View more info

Promised Land (SIGNED)

By: Frome, Michael

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Morrow: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed By Author

Seller ID: 001304


Near fine, warmly inscribed first edition, first printing in near fine dust jacket. Possible slight moisture stain near top of front board. 312 pp. Unusual to find inscribed copy. View more info

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Where the Air is Clear

By: Fuentes, Carlos

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Ivan Obolensky, Inc.: 1960

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 000012


Good copy of second printing in very good mylared dust jacket. Book is ex-library with "Discarded" stamp, due date card, two library stamps and library number on title page, ckosed tears to top of final pages. Dust jacket has a small tear to lower spine. This looks like a closed tear that has not been mylared correctly to close the tear. Dust jacket affixed to boards, but dust jacket not pasted or touched by tape. 376 pp. First novel by this outstanding Mex... View more info