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Rough Magic, a Biography of Sylvia Plath

By: Alexander, Paul

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Penguin Books: 1991

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 000613


Near fine copy of first printing of first thus in wraps. Slightly rubbed. Photos. 402 pp. Biography of Plath. View more info

The Americanization of Edward Bok

By: Bok, Edward

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chicago, Lakeside Press: 2000

Seller ID: 001440


Fine copy of Lakeside Classic with no dust jacket as issued. Rags-to-riches biography of Edward Bok. Subtitle: The Autobiography of a Dutch Boy Fifty Years After. View more info

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Pictures and Conversations

By: Bowen, Elizabeth

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000932


Near fine copy of stated first edition in near fine Brodarted dust jacket. Remainder mark on bottom of text block. Dust jacket is rubbed at corners and edges and sunned at spine and edges. Book has red cloth boards with brown cloth binding, gold lettering on spine and author's name and a design are blind stamped on cover. View more info

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Pursued By Furies A Life of Malcolm Lowry

By: Bowker, Gordon

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1995

Edition: First American

Seller ID: 000215


Fine copy of first printing of first edition in fine Brodarted dust jacket. As new. Gripping biography of the author of the masterpiece, Under the Volcano. B/W photos. 672 pp. Large 8 vo. We specialize in Malcolm Lowry literature and criticism. View more info

Ava's Man

By: Bragg, Rick

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001389


Very good copy of stated first edition (first printing) in very good dust jacket. Slight spine slant. Dust jacket top and bottom edges bumped. Pulitzer Prize winning NYT corrrespondent. View more info

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The Passion of Ayn Rand

By: Branden, Barbara

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday & Company: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000212


Fine in fine dust jacket in Brodart. Beautiful, clean and tight copy. 442 pp. 8 vo. View more info

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The Passion of Ayn Rand

By: Branden, Barbara

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday & Company: 1986

Seller ID: 001478


Near fine copy in near fine Brodarted dust jacket. Spine of book rubbed. Dust jacket sunned and bumped at top of spine, 1/2 inch closed tear at top of back cover. 442 pp. 8 vo. View more info

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Judgment Day My Years with Ayn Rand

By: Branden, Nathaniel

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000211


Near fine copy of first printing of first edition in near fine Brodarted dust jacket. Cloth and boards, upper right corner slightly bumped. Very slight sunning at top edge of dust jacket, top of jacket spine slightly bumped. 436 pp. 8 vo. View more info

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Selected Letters of Malcolm Lowry

By: Breit, Harvey and Lowry, Margerie Bonner

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Capricorn Books: 1969

Seller ID: 000419


Very good copy of 1969 first Capricorn edition, first thus, in wraps. Front cover rubbed and scuffed, spine and back cover sunned and rubbed, front tips bumped, rubbed at edges and head and tail of spine. Important reference for Malcolm Lowry enthusiasts. Interesting introduction, biographical chronology and letters grouped by years. 459 pp. We specialize in Malcolm Lowry literature and criticism. View more info

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Selected Letters of Malcolm Lowry

By: Breit, Harvey and Lowry, Margerie Bonner

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, J. B. Lippincott: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001463


Fine copy of first printing of stated first edition (true first) in very good mylared dust jacket. Dust jacket is price-clipped, rubbed, bumped at head and tail of spine, one-half inch closed tear to front cover upper left and two small closed tears to bottom of rear cover. Important reference for Malcolm Lowry enthusiasts. Interesting introduction, biographical chronology and letters grouped by years. 459 pp. We specialize in Malcolm Lowry literature and criticism. View more info

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Dream and Deed: The Story of Katharine Lee Bates

By: Burgess, Dorothy

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Norman, Oklahoma, University of Oklahoma Press: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000553


Near fine copy in near fine mylared dust jacket. Stated first edition. Upper corner tip bumped. Small chips to dust jacket tips, some wear at corners, slight rubbing on cover, a chip from a closed tear to the top left corner of front, two small closed tears to bottom of back and is sunned a little. There is a short stray red ink line on the dust jacket and book spine, not easily noticed due to the interesting dust jacket design. Colorful cream paper boards with inte... View more info

The Van Cliburn Legend

By: Chasins, Abram and Stiles, Villa

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Garden City, Doubleday & Company: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000568


Near fine copy in good Brodarted dust jacket. Book has some foxing on end papers and pastedowns with pages yellowing. Dust jacket has several tears, some open, is chipped at all corners, browning at edges. Black cloth boards with silver lettering to spine and cover. 238 pp. View more info

The Letters of John Cheever

By: Cheever, Benjamin

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001212


Near fine copy first printing of first edition in fine Brodarted dust jacket. Edges of text block very slightly soiled in a couple of spots, else fine. This is a collection of letters written by the famous author, John Cheever, edited by his son Benjamin. View more info

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Home Before Dark

By: Cheever, Susan

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000930


Fine copy of first printing of first edition in near fine Brodarted dust jacket. Dust jacket has a 3/4" closed tear front, top left and a chip lower front, and is sunned, there is a 2" line pressure mark on front cover, but it did not cut through. Biography of John Cheever by his daughter. Brown cloth boards with gold lettering on spine and front, gold endpapers, 243 pp. Photographs. View more info

Treetops: A Family Memoir

By: Cheever, Susan

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Bantam: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000970


Fine copy of first printing of first edition in fine Brodarted dust jacket. Book has teal cloth boards with tan cloth binding, gold lettering on spine, family tree endpapers, 204 pp. Black-and-white photos. Memoirs of the John Cheever family. View more info

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Richard Brautigan

By: Chenetier, Marc

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Metheun & Co., Ltd.: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001192


Near fine in wraps, not issued in hard cover. Sunned edges, unread, thumbed at lower front for the first 36 pages to the point of creasing the front wrap. 96 pp. Study of Brautigan with notes and bibliography. Part of the Contemporary Writers series. View more info

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Malcolm Lowry

By: Day, Douglas

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000214


Near fine copy of first printing of first edition in good Brodarted dust jacket. Book has light sunning to top edge, else fine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, sunned, rubbed, bumped at tips and corners and has numerous closed tears. Black cloth with bright red end papers. Cover blindstamped. Biography of the author of the masterpiece Under the Volcano. B/w photos. 483 pp. We specialize in Malcolm Lowry literature and criticism. View more info

The Happiest Man Alive, A Biography of Henry Miller

By: Dearborn, Mary V.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1992

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 000660


Near fine copy of first printing of paperback edition, first thus. Slightly bumped corners, else fine. Lots of great photos. Extensive endnotes, bibliography and source information. 368 pp. Must have for Miller enthusiasts. View more info

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The Undefeated, The Oklahoma Sooners and the Greatest Winning Streak in College Football

By: Dent, Jim

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001575


Go Sooners! Near fine unread copy of first printing of stated first edition in fine Brodarted dust jacket. Book is bumped lightly at head and tail of spine and back upper left tip, else fine. 288 pp. with photos and bibliography. "From the third game of the 1953 season until the eighth game of the 1957 season, the Oklahoma Sooners never lost..." Exciting study of Bud Wilkinson and the proud Sooner 47 game winning streak. Foreward by Barry Switzer. Must hav... View more info

Two Flamboyant Fathers

By: Devas, Nicolette

Price: $17.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000773


Near fine copy of first edition in near fine Brodarted dust jacket. Prior owner's name sticker on FFEP, letters inked out. Dust jacket is sunned, mostly at spine, yellowing at edges, but green/yellow/white/black cover is bright. Book is very clean, tight and bright. Decorated cloth boards with black cloth spine, yellow and white lettering to spine. Green endpapers, 287 pp. Literary life in England in early 20th century. Very interesting, wonderful photos. View more info