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Sapphira and the Slave Girl

By: Cather, Willa

Price: $300.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1940

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated, Limited; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15073

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Light green cloth over boards with darker green spine along with gilt decoration on front and gilt titles and decoration on spine. The covers show some light aging around the edges and there is a former owner's name on the front pastedown, otherwise; the book is about fine. This copy is from a signed and numbered limited edition of 520. This is number 163. This was Cather's last novel and deals with slavery and the Underground Railroad. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 295 pa... View more info

A Model World

By: Chabon, Michael

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Company: 1991

Edition: 1st Edition Stated; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 16033

ISBN: 0688095534

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Book and jacket have only very light shelf wear. Both are about fine. Book is signed with inscription "To Kent" on title page. This collection of short stories was Chabon's second book. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 207 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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A Woman of Thirty

By: Chang, Diana

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1959

Edition: First Edition; 1st Printing, Stated

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 16004

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Book has only very light wear along with light aging, about NF. Dustjacket has some light, general wear along with age-toning around edges and some soiling. There is also a line or mark that runs disgonally across the center of the jacket; see scan. VG. Diana Chang is considered the first female, Chinese-American writer to publish in the US. This was Chang's second novel. It is signed, inscribed and dated by Chang on the ffep. The inscription is to well-known documentar... View more info

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The Frontiers of Love

By: Chang, Diana

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1956

Edition: First Edition; 1st Printing, Stated

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 16005

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket


Book has only very light wear along with light aging, about NF. Dustjacket has some light, general wear with mild tattering at top of spine along with light aging. VG to VG+. A hand-typed review on two sheets of onion-skin paper is laid in. Diana Chang is considered the first female, Chinese-American writer to publish in the US. This was Chang's first novel. Interest in Chang has increased with the recent publication of a biography that includes an in depth and positive ... View more info

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Oh, What a Paradise it Seems

By: Cheever, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1982

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 12895

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Book would be near fine to fine except for small remainder marks on top and bottom foredges. Jacket has some minor edge wear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 100 pages; Cheever's fourth novel, quite brief. View more info

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Southern Cross the Dog

By: Cheng, Bill

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Ecco/ HarperCollins: 2014

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 15309

ISBN: 0062225022

Condition: Fine


Book is as new and unread. Debut novel with language compared to Faulkner, O'Connor and McCartney. This is the Ecco first paperback edition. ; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 324 pages View more info

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Coniston

By: Churchill, Winston

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The MacMillan Company: 1906

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 10741

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Maroon cloth with gilt titles and border. Book and gilt are fresh and bright. Book has very light edge and corner wear, with small bump on bottom right corner. Book is square and securely bound. Former owner's name on ffep. Overall light aging. ; B&W Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 543 pages View more info

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Chapters

By: Cooper, James Fennimore

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Westvaco Corporation: 1986

Edition: First Edition Thus; First Printing

Seller ID: 10754

Condition: New in New dust jacket


New book in new slipcase. ; B&W Drawings; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 343 pages; Special edition produced by Westvaco for Christmas gifts in 1986. View more info

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The Deerslayer Or, the First War-Path

By: Cooper, James Fennimore

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset and Dunlap: 1935

Edition: Reprint; Later Printing

Seller ID: 10755

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Green cloth with black titles and picture of Inian in canoe. Edge, corner and surface wear but square and securely bound. Former owner's name on ffep. Quite attractive. ; Color Frontispiece; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 536 pages; No date, possibly ca. 1935 View more info

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Girlfriend in a Coma

By: Coupland, Douglas

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Regan Books: 1998

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 9331

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Dust jacket has some wear to edges and light scuffing and loss of gloss. There is a remainder mark onthe bottom edge. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 284 pages; This is a first edition copy. A teenager falls into a mysterious coma in 1979, then awakes in the late '90s to a radically different world, including an apocalyptic virus that threatens to destroy the world. View more info

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--And I Worked At the Writer's Trade Chapters of Literary History, 1918-1978

By: Cowley, Malcolm

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1978

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 10756

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Book and jacket have only light shelf wear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 276 pages View more info

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3 Stories of Peacetime

By: Crane, Stephen (ed. Matthew J. Bruccoli)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Kingsport, Kingsport Press: 1965

Edition: Limited Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 10733

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


Book and slipcase have almost no wear. ; B&W Drawings; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 58 pages; Limited to 1250 copie. Special note from publisher, James C. Sams, laid in. Signed by Sams. View more info

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Waiting for the Verdict

By: Davis, Mrs. R. H.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, Sheldon & Company: 1868

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15166

Condition: Very Good


Brown patterned cloth with gilt titles and decoration on spine. This copy has some edge and corner wear with bumps on the corners and light damage at spine ends. A few light areas, including one streak, on front. See scan. Otherwise the book is square and securely bound. Some interior aging. The copyright page lists the date as 1867, but the title page has 1868. This is correct for the first edition of this book. On the title page there is either a light blue stamp or th... View more info

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Train

By: Dexter, Pete

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 13466

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Book is almost new. Jacket has a little edgewear along top. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 280 pages View more info

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Billy Bathgate

By: Doctorow, E. L.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1989

Edition: First Trade Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 5671

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Book and jacket both have very light shelf wear and light aging. Small black stain on top foredge -- could be a remainder mark but may just be an old ink stainsince it very lightly touches interior pages, about twenty. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 323 pages; Doctorow novel of New York and the Dutch Schultz gang which Billy Batgate becomes a part of. View more info

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Timothy McSweeney's The Presumption of Good Will

By: Eggers, Dave (ed.)

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, McSweeney's: 2002

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 12922

Condition: Near Fine


White wraps with blackmtype. This copy appears fine and unread. Very attractive copy.. ; No. 9; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 252 pages; Signed fully in cursive by Eggers on second free end paper and dated 10/26/02. Includes A. M. Holmes, William Vollmann, Dennis Johnson, Doug Dorst, and others. ; Signed by Author View more info

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Timothy McSweeney's Windfall Republic : No. 3

By: Eggers, Dave (ed.)

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Rejkjavik, Oddi Printing Company: 1999

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 12923


White wraps with black printing. Book wis F except for very small bumps at corners. Beautiful copy. ; B&W and Color Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 287 pages; Contributions by Lawrence Weschler, Rick Moody, Judy Budnitz, Chris Sorrentino, Brent Hoff, Jonathan Lethem, Sarah Vowell and many others, including a short story by David Foster Wallace on spine. ; Signed by Author View more info

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A Nest of Fear

By: Ellson, Hal

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Ace Books, Inc.: 1961

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 11570

Condition: Very Good


Pictorial wraps with crease across top right corner and old reading crease to right of spine edge. Spine itself is neither creased nor cracked. Binding is sound. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 160 pages; Novel of juvenile delinquents in the 1960's. View more info

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Conduct of Life

By: Emerson, Ralph Waldo

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Boston, Ticknor and Fields: 1861

Seller ID: 11483

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Brown cloth over boards with titles in gilt on spine. Edge, corner and surface wear with boards showing at a couple of corners. Old but light stain of some sort slightly darkens upper half of front (see scan). Small areas of damage on spine edges. Former owners' names in pencil on first two free endpapers. Also, Emerson's name is written in pencil under his printed name on the title page. This is not Emerson's autograph but something done by one of the former owners. The... View more info

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Triple Play

By: Frost, Robert

Price: $325.00

Publisher: New York, The Spiral Press: 1939

Edition: Blumenthal

Seller ID: 15032

Condition: Near Fine


Original dark blue wraps, stitched with white thread. Published as a Holiday Greeting from Ann and Joseph Blumenthal (owners of The Spiral Press) with the poem Triple Plate by Frost, and illustrated with decorations by Fritz Eichenberg. (Crane B7.) This copy has some off-setting or staining on endpapers, probably from the printing process. Overall it is about NF with the stains on the front and rear endpapers being the only real detractor. Joseph Blumenthal began the tr... View more info