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The Native's Return: An American Immigrant Visits Yugoslavia and Discovers His Old Country

By: Adamic, Louis

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1863100


First edition. Lacks jacket. Stained on top page ridge, rear board lightly foxed, single gathering partially loose. 1934 Hard Cover. 370 pp. Woodcut illustration mounted on front board. Numerous B&W photographs. A telling of one Yugoslavian man's journey back to his homeland after emigrating to America. View more info

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Our Square and the People In It

By: Adams, Samuel Hopkins

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1917

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1509438


First edition. Includes scarce jacket. Jacket edge wear with minor loss, crayon marks on front jacket panel. Frontispiece protected by original tissue guard. Good. 1917 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 424 pp. Black & white frontispiece, seven full-page pen-and-ink illustrations by J. Scott Williams throughout text. Tales of human joys and sorrows, -- of love, adventure, ambition, comedy, and tragedy which take place in a quaint corner of New Yor... View more info

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The House of the Spirits

By: Allende, Isabel

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1985

Edition: Fifth Edition

Seller ID: 2265005


First edition. Top page ridge lightly foxed. 1985 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 368 pp. A best seller and critical success all over the world, The House of the Spirits is the magnificent epic of the Trueba family -- their loves, their ambitions, their spiritual quests, their relations with one another, and their participation in the history of their times, a history that becomes destiny and overtakes them all. View more info

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Daughter of Fortune: A Novel

By: Allende, Isabel; Peden, Margaret Sayers

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200656


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1999 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, [2], 399 pp. 8vo. Orphaned at birth, Eliza Sommers is raised in the British colony of Valparaiso, Chile, by the well-intentioned Victorian spinster Miss Rose and her more rigid brother Jeremy. Just as she meets and falls in love with the wildly inappropriate Joaquin Andieta, a lowly clerk who works for Jeremy, gold is discovered in the h... View more info

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The Infinite Plan

By: Allende, Isabel; Peden, Margaret Sayers

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200659


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1993 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 382 pp. 8vo. Gregory Reeves, the son of a self-styled preacher, struggles to overcome his childhood of poverty and neglect and to take control of his destiny. By the author of House of the Spirits. View more info

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Portrait in Sepia

By: Allende, Isabel; Peden, Margaret Sayers

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200660


First American edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 304 pp. 8vo. Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden. Internationally celebrated novelist Isabel Allende has written a magnificent historical novel set at the end of the nineteenth century in Chile -- a marvelous family saga that takes up and continues the story begun in her highly acclaimed Daughter of Fortune. Recounted... View more info

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The Journey Within (African Writers Series 206)

By: Aniebo, I.N.C.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London: Heinemann: 1978

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2135212


First edition - a paperback original. Spine faded, seller bookplate inside. 1978 Trade Paperback. xiv, 242 pp. A novel chronicling two Igbo marriages, one traditional and one Christian. View more info

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Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World: A Novel

By: Antrim, Donald

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Viking: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199924


First edition. Top page edge smudged, spine slightly cocked. 1993 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 185 pp. 8vo. Author's first novel. In his first novel, Elect Mr. Robinson For a Better World, Donald Antrim demonstrates all of the skill that critics have hailed in his subsequent work: the pitch-perfect ear, the cunning imagination, and the uncanny control of a narrative at once familiar and incandescently strange. In Pete Robinson’s seasid... View more info

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The Black-Eyed Stranger

By: Armstrong, Charlotte

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Coward-McCann, Inc.: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2197676


First edition. Very good in good jacket. Jacket edge wear, surface tear on rear jacket panel, spine leans forward slightly. 1951 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 216 pp. 8vo. A crooked newspaper reporter attempts to save a socialite's life. Sam Lynch is not a crook, but most of his friends are. A journalist by trade, he has the inside scoop on every crime in New York City, but can’t write a word of it for fear of his sources turning violent. Th... View more info

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Every Man for Himself: A Novel [of the Titanic Disaster]

By: Bainbridge, Beryl

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc.: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1849788


First edition. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 224 pp. Bainbridge, whose The Birthday Boys was an unforgettable rendition of Scott's fatal Antarctic expedition, has turned to another Edwardian tragedy for her new novel: the sinking of the Titanic. As Bainbridge admirers might expect, it is not the kind of version that would make a spectacular movie; rather, it is a meticulously observed account that almost offhandedly convinces the reader t... View more info

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The Bottle Factory Outing

By: Bainbridge, Beryl

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Duckworth: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199925


First edition. 1974 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 179 pp. 8vo. Freda had organized a day into the country for the Italian workers of the Bottle Factory. There would be a picnic in the park, a visit to a Stately Home; she would stroll hand in hand with Vittorio through the English landscape. It was to be idyllic. But the Outing turned into a day of tragedy and Freda, in a white wedding dress, went on a long journey by land and sea. 'An outr... View more info

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The Fermata

By: Baker, Nicholson

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Random House: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200085


First edition. Inscribed and signed by author on title page ('To Annette - Nicholson Baker'). Photocopy of Time Magazine review laid in, sticker remnant on rear jacket corner. 1994 Hard Cover. 303 pp. 8vo. Having turned phone sex into the subject of an astonishing national bestseller in Vox, Baker now outdoes himself with an outrageously arousing, acrobatically stylish X-rated sci-fi fantasy that leaves Vox seeming more like mere fiber-optic foreplay (Seattle Times). Sp... View more info

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Mrs. Raffles: Being the Adventures of an Amateur Crackswoman

By: Bangs, John Kendrick

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2171959


First edition. Front hinge starting, light stain to top margin, spine toned, boards lightly soiled. 1905 Hard Cover. v, [3], 179, [1] pp. 16mo. One of two story collections written by Bangs as follow-ups to E.W. Hornung's popular series featuring anti-hero Arthur J. Raffles, a safe cracker. Hornung was the brother-in-law of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and his Raffles series was second only to Sherlock Holmes in popularity during his lifetime. View more info

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Love Your Enemies

By: Barker, Nicola

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Faber and Faber: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1539563


First edition. Includes original jacket. Very Good. 1993 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 184 pp. These dozen stories are part fantasy, part gritty realism. View more info

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Revising Charles Brockden Brown: Culture, Politics, And Sexuality In The Early Republic

By: Barnard, Philip; Kamrath, Mark L.; Shapiro, Stephen

Price: $25.00

Publisher: University of Tennessee Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1685724


First edition. Near Fine. 2004 Hard Cover. Illuminates this important but often neglected author, using gender and sexuality theories, as well as drawing upon his nonfiction output, to reenergize Brown’s work. View more info

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The Forms of Water (Signed First Edition)

By: Barrett, Andrea

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Pocket Books: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 1873381


First edition. Inscribed & signed by author ('For Kathy, with best wishes - Andrea Barrett, June 26, 1993') on title page. Jacket lightly toned with minor sticker remnant on rear panel. We have more books available by this author!. 254 pp. National Book Award winner. A collection of stories that consider the struggles of love includes the title work, in which a young Canadian doctor, treating Irish immigrants who have been driven out by the Great Famine, experiences one ... View more info

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Voyage of the Narwhal: A Novel

By: Barrett, Andrea

Price: $15.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200954


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. A bit smoky. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 399 pp. 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2. A major novel by the author of Ship Fever, winner of the 1996 National Book Award for Fiction. Part adventure narrative, part love story, this unforgettable novel captures a crucial moment in the history of exploration, the mid-nineteenth-century romance with the mystery of the Arctic. Combining fact an... View more info

Servants of the Map: Stories -- First Edition

By: Barrett, Andrea

Price: $5.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company Inc: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1305289


First edition. Nice bright copy. Near Fine. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Ranging across two centuries, and from the western Himalaya to an Adirondack village, these wonderfully imagined stories and novellas travel the territories of yearning and awakening, of loss and unexpected discovery. A mapper of the highest mountain peaks realizes his true obsession. A young woman afire with scientific curiosity must come to terms with a romantic f... View more info

Landscape Plants for the Southeast

By: Batson, Wade T.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: University of South Carolina Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266618


First edition. A nice copy. 1984 Hard Cover. xxi, 406 pp. Each species is illustrated by at least one drawing, usually of the flower and leaf. This volume is invaluable for homeowners selecting plants for the yard, for plant enthusiasts trying to identify the plants they encounter, and for nurserymen and professional landscapes. View more info

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Queen Zixi of Ix: Or, the Story of the Magic Cloak

By: Baum, L. Frank

Price: $325.00

Publisher: The Century Co.: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2092774


First edition, first printing (Bienvenue 213-16). All plates included. Corners lightly rubbed, boards faintly soiled, ink gift note on front endpaper, rear hinge just starting. 1905 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 303 pp. Baum believed this was his most well-written book, nearer to the 'old-fashioned' fairy tale than anything I have yet accomplished. Inspiration for the film The Magic Cloak of Oz. View more info

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The Emerald City of Oz

By: Baum, L. Frank

Price: $750.00

Publisher: The Reilly & Britton Co.: 1910

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2122112


First edition, first state, binding A (Bienvenue 47; Hanff 61) - advertisement on verso of ownership page lists through John Dough and the Cherub; metallic background and accents to front picture plate; black & orange pictorial endpapers. Two tiny chips from edge of color plate on front board, rear hinge just beginning to weaken, corners a bit rubbed, pencil name on ownership page. 1910 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 295, [1] pp. 8vo. Light blu... View more info

Dogs of God: First Edition

By: Benedict, Pinckney

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Nan A. Talese / Doubleday: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1500970


First edition. Faintly rubbed. Near Fine. 1994 Hard Cover. 354 pp. Author's first novel. Full of the intensity and vibrance of Appalachian speech, a tale set in rural West Virginia vividly captures the violence of a backwoodsman and drug lord named Tannhauser and the innocence of a young man named Goody. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Pinckney Benedict (born 1964) is an American short-story writer and novelist whose work often reflects his Appalachian background. Pinckney Benedict gr... View more info

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Robbery on the Highway

By: Bennett, Paul L.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Abelard-Schuman: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2195673


First edition. Pages toned, pages foxed, signed by author with inscription. Jacket toned, quarter-inch tear to jacket along top edge. 1961 Hard Cover. 191 pp. Two boys resolve to set aside their differences after a tragedy and play an important role in solving a mystery. A story of suspense, danger, fun, and hard work. View more info

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Out of Order

By: Benoit, Charles

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197675


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 2006 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 234 pp. 8vo. At 27, Jason Talley of Corning, New York, leads an orderly life, precisely processing loans for a mortgage company. Its warmest spot is his friendship with Sriram Sundaram and his lively wife Vidya. One night Sriram secretly confides he's planning a trip home to India to visit his mother and asks Jason to hold her gift, a gorgeous... View more info

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story

By: Berendt, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Random House, New York: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2172308


First edition. Includes original jacket, as well as belly band advertising the film starring Kevin Spacey and John Cusack, which was directed by Clint Eastwood. Minimal wear to corners. Near Fine. 1994 Hard Cover. 388 pp. 8vo. Author's first book. Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful... View more info

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The Beast Must Die

By: Blake, Nicholas (Lewis, Cecil Day)

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202720


First American edition. Lacks jacket. Portion of front jacket flap mounted on front endpaper beneath dealer bookplate. Cover lightly smudged. 1938 Hard Cover. 255 pp. 8vo. A novel written pseudonymously by Irish author and British Poet Laureate Cecil Day Lewis, father of actor Daniel Day Lewis. The book was adapted into an Argentinian film entitled La Bestia debe morir in 1952. View more info

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The Hotel

By: Bowen, Elizabeth

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York: Lincoln MacVeagh / The Dial Press: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2043190


First American edition. Ink name & date on front endpaper, jacket edges rubbed with 1 inch chip from spine head, minor loss from corners and rear joint, two tears, jacket spine faded. Good. 1928 Hard Cover. 294 pp. 8vo. Black cloth, paper spine label, silk decorative endpapers. Author's first novel, which followed on the success of two short story collections (Encounters; Ann Lee's and Other Stories). Bowen was a well-known author and member of literary society, befriend... View more info

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Marching On

By: Boyd, James

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2122838


First edition. Lacks jacket. Cigar smoke odor, ink gift note on front endpaper. 1927 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 426 pp. 8vo. The second novel by the American author whose works were influential in the genre of historical fiction. Boyd also organized a group of writers called the Free Company of Players who performed political radio plays during World War II. View more info

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Modern Tendencies in World Religions

By: Braden, Charles Samuel

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Macmillan Company: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1842729


First edition. Includes original jacket. Page ridges faintly foxed, front jacket flap corners clipped (price still present), jacket lightly toned with minor wear to corners. 1933 Hard Cover. 343 pp. A 1933 comparative study of world religions and how the modern world affects them. Includes chapters on Hinduism, Japanese & Chinese religions, Islam, Russian religions, and Judaism. Also includes an appendix and suggestions for further reading. View more info

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Jubilee Trail

By: Bristow, Gwen

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, New York: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2153403


First edition, with $3.00 list price on jacket. Ink gift note on front endpaper, 1 inch chip from jacket spine head, several minor closed tears, jacket spine toned. 1950 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 564 pp. 8vo. A novel of early frontier California, before the gold rush led to mass migration from the East. From the jacket: 'In 1844 a fashionable lady of New York was leading a neat, proper life. She went to elegant parties given by her mother'... View more info