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The Confessions of Nat Turner

By: Styron, William

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1967

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15760

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Book is NF with slightly bumped corners, dust jacket has minor wear on the edges. Novel based on the slave revolt led by Nat Turner in 1831, written as if told by Turner while in jail awaiting execution. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 428 pages View more info

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On Writing and Publishing

By: Twain, Mark

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Book of the Month Club: 1994

Edition: Special Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 10786

Condition: New


Book is new and unread. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 167 pages; Special volume of Twain's writing about writing, produced by BOMC as a special gift for members. View more info

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Tom Sawyer, Detective (Harper's Magazine, August and September, 1896, Nos. 555 & 556)

By: Twain, Mark

Price: $275.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1896

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14104


The August issue has some aging/soiling on wraps but is square and securely bound but otherwise with only light edge and corner wear. VG-. The September issue lacks the cover aging and has less wear except for a short split at spine bottom and one short closed tear on bottom rear edge. VG. These issues of Harper's contain the first publication of Twain's novel, Tom Sawyer, Detective (as told by Huck Finn. ) This is both issues complete in solid condition. ; B&W Illustrat... View more info

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Christian Science

By: Twain, Mark

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1907

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15312

Condition: Very Good


Red cloth with gilt, blindstamped decoration on front and gilt titles on spine. Spine lightly faded with some light corner bumps and minor soiling/aging on back. Square with a secure binding. Solid very good copy. This is a first edition, first state copy of Twain's scathing analysis of Christian Science, especially harsh in its portrayal of Mary Baker Eddy. Points: 17 titles listed in the advertisement of the Uniform Mark Twain set, eight lines including heading of illu... View more info

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Christian Science

By: Twain, Mark

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1907

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15313

Condition: Very Good-


Red cloth with gilt, blindstamped decoration on front and gilt titles on spine. Spine lightly faded with some light corner bumps and and some staining and light spots on covers. Square with a secure binding. Still a nice copy. This is a first edition, first state copy of Twain's scathing analysis of Christian Science, especially harsh in its portrayal of Mary Baker Eddy. Points: 17 titles listed in the advertisement of the Uniform Mark Twain set, eight lines including he... View more info

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Christian Science

By: Twain, Mark

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1907

Edition: First Edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 15314

Condition: Very Good


Red cloth with gilt, blindstamped decoration on front and gilt titles on spine. Spine lightly faded with some light corner bumps and a circular black spot (dime-sized) on the back cover and light streaks on front (see scan.) Square with a secure binding. Solid very good copy. This is a first edition, second state copy of Twain's scathing analysis of Christian Science, especially harsh in its portrayal of Mary Baker Eddy. Points: 18 titles listed in the advertisement of t... View more info

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Editorial Wild Oats

By: Twain, Mark

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1905

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15316


Lightly faded red cloth with white titles and black and white illustration on front cover. Titles on spine almost completely faded away.. The book has light corner bumps and general interior and exterior aging. Square with a secure binding. VG to VG-. This is a first edition of some of Twain's funniest sketches. "Journalism in Tennessee is especially fun to read. This is the first edition. ; B&W Illustrations; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 83 pages View more info

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Mark Twain: An Exhibition Selected Mainly from the Papers Belonging to the Samuel L. Clemens Estate on Deposit in the Huntington Library.

By: Twain, Mark

Price: $15.00

Publisher: San Marino, Anderson & Ritchie:The Ward Ritchie Press: 1947

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15320

Condition: Very Good


Tan wrappers with deep brown title. Wraps have minor soiling and very light wear on overlapping edges. Overall a solid very good copy. An Exhibition Selected Mainly from the Papers belonging to the Samuel L. Clemens Estate on deposit in The Huntington Library. Exhibition June 2, 1947. The handlist prepared by Edwin H. Carpenter, Jr. with Introduction by Dixon Wecter presents an exhibition in 14 cases of Twainiana, including letters, manuscripts, notes, photographs, corr... View more info

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Mark Twain's Burlesque Autobiography

By: Twain, Mark

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Larchmont, Peter Pauper Press: 1930

Edition: Limited Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15321

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket


One of 525 copies (500 for sale) printed at the Walpole Printing Office in New Rochelle, New York. Title page woodcut and 7 woodcuts in the text. Original green cloth, printed paper label on the spine along with original tan glassine dust wrapper which has some short tears and other minor wear. Book feels unread. Very nice copy of this early Peter Pauper Press edition. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 25 pages View more info

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Mark Twain in the White House : A Chapter from His Autobiography -- VII -- in The North American Review, December 7, 1906

By: Twain, Mark

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, North American Review Publishing Co.: 12.6.1906

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15323

Condition: Very Good


323; Vol. 183, No. 9; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 1089-1216 + ads pages View more info

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The Innocents Abroad, or the New Pilgrim's Progress: Being Some Account of the Steamship Quaker City's Pleasure Excursion to Europe and the Holy Land; with Descriptions of Countries, Nations, Incidents and Adventures, as they Appeared to the Author

By: Twain, Mark

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Hartford, American Publishing Company: 1870

Edition: Early Printing

Seller ID: 15325

Condition: Very Good


Dark brown cloth with gilt title and decoration on front and ornate gilt titling on spine with a blindstamped APC (for the publisher) on back. Some light edge and corner wear with minor damage at spine ends. and along front edge of spine. Interior is lightly and evenly aged. Former owner's name with presentation inscription on second front free endpaper. Overall, a solid and attractive copy of this book. This is an 1879 printing -- the first was in 1869 -- probably the t... View more info

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn {Robotic Edition}

By: Twain, Mark (eds. Gabriel Diani and Etta Devine)

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Diani & Devine Press: 2011

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 13439

Condition: Fine


Book is as new. No dust wrapper as issued. ; B&W Drawings; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 359 pages; Special edition of Huck Finn in which the "N" word Is, in every case, changed to "robot," and the illustrations have been redone to show Jim as a robot rather than an African-American. Theese changes make for an entirely new reading experience that falls somewhere between satire and science fiction. Signed with inscription, "To Ken," by both editors on the title page. Privatel... View more info

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Mark Twain Press Critic (Interviewing the Interviewer and The American Press)

By: Twain, Mark with Commentary by Thomas C. Leonard

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Berkeley, The Friends of the Bancroft Library: 2003

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14102

Condition: Near Fine


Book would be Infine condition except for a couple of small, stray marks on front. See scan. The two Twain essays were printed for the first time in this keepsake volume for The Friends of the Bancroft Library. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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Rabbit is Rich

By: Updike, John

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York City, Knopf: 1981

Edition: Second Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7612

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Book has very light shelfwear; jacket has light edge and corner wear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 467 pages; Flat-signed by Updike on the ffep. ; Signed by Author View more info

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Trust Me Short Stories

By: Updike, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A Knopf: 1987

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 8438

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Book and jacket appear As New, square and securely bound. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 302 pages; Collection of short stories by one of America's greatest 20th century writers. View more info

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The Witches of Eastwick

By: Updike, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York City, Alfred A. Knopf: 1984

Edition: First Trade Edition

Seller ID: 6275

ISBN: 0-394-53760-2

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Slight fading to edges of boards, light age-toning on endpapers form contact with DJ. DJ has light wear to edges. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 307 pages View more info

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Rabbit At Rest

By: Updike, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York City, Alfred A. Knopf: 1990

Edition: First Trade Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 6276

ISBN: 0-394-58815-0

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Very light shelf wear, with light remainder mark on bottom foredge. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 512 pages View more info

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Brazil

By: Updike, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1994

Edition: First Trade Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 11845

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Unread copy with only light shelf wear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 260 pages; One of the great American novelists of the last half of the 20th century. View more info

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People One Knows: Interviews with Insufficiently Famous Americans

By: Updike, John

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Northridge, Lord John Press: 1980

Edition: Limited Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15182

Condition: Near Fine


Book has only a hint of wear, about fine. This book was issued in a Limited Edition of 300 signed, numbered copies, 100 of which were specially bound. This copy is a stated Presentation Copy which may have been printed especially for Updike. It is signed, but there is no number or place for a number. I have not been able to find other Presentation Copies. There is no slipcase or dustjacket, which may be the way this copy was issued. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 41 pages View more info

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People One Knows: Interviews with Insufficiently Famous Americans

By: Updike, John

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Northridge, Lord John Press: 1980

Edition: Limited Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15184

Condition: Near Fine


Book has only very light, general wear. No slipcase. This book was issued in a Limited Edition of 300 signed, numbered copies, 100 of which were specially bound. This copy is not numbered (it is signed), probably indicating that it was an extra copy that was not officially issued. Most Limited Editions have extra copies, either for the author or in case there are problems with some of the books in the limitation.The book came from interviews that Updike did with ordinar... View more info

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The Music School: Short Stories

By: Updike, John

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1966

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 16366

Condition: Very Good+


Book has almost no wear except for a bit of dustiness on top edge and light toning on foredges. Jacket has some very minor edge wear with one very short closed tear. Both book and jacket are about near fine. This is a nice collection of Updikes' well-crafted stories. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 260 pages View more info

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The Pilgrim Ship

By: Upstairs Al

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, The Christian Herald: 1911

Seller ID: 10727

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Blue cloth with white titles and decoration. Light general wear and aging. Still square and securely bound. VG. ; B&W Frontispiece of Ship; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 345 pages; The only date is 1911 on back of title page. Not sure if this is a first priniting. The book is a religious allegory. View more info

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Rising Up and Rising Down : Some Thoughts on Violence, Freedom and Urgent Means

By: Vollman, William T.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Harper Collins: 2004

Edition: 1st Abridged Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15090

ISBN: 0060548185

Condition: Fine


Fine copy, without dustjacket as issued, of Vollman's abridgement of his seven-volume treatise on violence. This copy is Fine except for some minor packing wear. Important and readable work on violence. Signed by Vollman on the half-title page. Also, an autographed card from a Vollman booksigning for this volume laid in. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 733 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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The Rifles

By: Vollman, William T.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Viking: 1994

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15091

ISBN: 0670848565

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


Book is fine except for a remainder mark on bottom edge. Jacket seems pristine. Rifles is Volume 6 of Vollman's seven volume project, Seven Dreams, a series based on the conflicts between Native Americans and European colonizers. Signed by Vollman on the Seven Dreams title page which is a separate page from the true title page of this work. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 411 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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Whores for Gloria

By: Vollman, William T.

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, Pantheon Books: 1991

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15092

ISBN: 0679403426

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Book and jacket appear as new and unused. This is an interestingly conceived and plotted novel of a young man recreating, in a sense, his lost love, a prostitute, from the dreams and memories of other prostitutes he comes to know. Vollman is a true talent. Signed by Vollman on the title page. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 411 pages; Signed by Author View more info