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At Play in the Fields of the Lord


NY: Random House, 1965. The dust jacket, which is rarely found in fine condition, is price-clipped, but is the first state with 10/65 listed at the bottom of the front flap. The jacket shows some typical darkening to extremes but no noticeable chips or tears. Basis for the highly regarded 1991 Hector Babenco film of the same title that starred Tom Berenger, Aidan Quinn and Kathy Bates. A most handsome copy. 373 pp. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good + Price-Clipped.


The Harrad Experiment

By RIMMER, Robert H

L.A.: Sherbourne Press, 1966. Tiny nick to corner edge of back panel of dust jacket (barely noticeable). Overalll, a well above average copy of this first edition that went on to be a successful movie that starred James Whitmore, Tippi Hedrin and a young Don Johnson. Pretty racy in its day. 256 pp. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good ++/Very Good ++.


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By ABBOTT, George and BRIDGERS, Ann Preston

NY: Longmans, Green And Co., 1928. Previous owner's name and date on ffep. Some minor foxing to a few pages. 137 pp. The true first edition of this now classic play, written for Helen Hayes on stage, performed by Mary Pickford and Johnny Mack Brown in the movies (Ms. Pickford won a Best Actress Academy Award for her performance. Dust jacket has held up well. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good +/Very Good ++.


Bednarik : Last of the Sixty-Minute Men

By McCallum, Jack; Bednarik, Chuck

Upper Saddle, NJ, U.S.A.: Prentice-Hall, 1977. A light bit of scuffint to top of spine at dustwrapper. Overall, a tight, bright first edition of this biography of the Philadelphia Eagle and the last player to play both ways. Called a "sixty-minute man". Inscribed and Signed to "Andrew and Wes" by Mr. Bednarik on the front free endpaper. Scarce as a signed first edition. . Inscribed and Signed By Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/VG++.


A Hall of Mirrors

By STONE, Robert

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1967. The dustwrapper shows minor wear to extremes (one closed tear, slight rubbing). Overall, a most acceptable copy of the first edition of the author's first book, which won the Houghton Mifflin Fellowship Award and the William Faulkner Award in the year of publication. Filmed as "WUSA" which starred Paul Newman. The first issue dustwrapper. . First Edition. Hard Cover. VG++/VG++.


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By D'AMATO, Barbara

New York: Scribner, 1990. "Introducing Cat Marsala"; 210pp. Tight, clean, presumedly unread copy. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.


Yentl the Yeshiva Boy

By SINGER, Isaac Bashevis

New York: Farrar, Straus And Giroux, 1983. Woodcut illus. in black and red.; 58pp.. First U.S. Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by FRASCONI, Antonio.


Annie, Gwen, Lilly, Pam and Tulip

By KINCAID, Jamaica

New York: Knopf, 1989. Bound in black quarter cloth with yellow boards in VG illustrated slipcase; 20pp.. First Trade. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by FISCHL, Eric.


The Great Fire
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The Great Fire

By HAZZARD, Shirley

New York: Farrar, Straus And Giroux, 2003. The National Book Award winner in year of publication; 278pp. Tight, clean, unread copy. By the author of "The Bay of Noon". 278 pp.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.


Last Orders

By SWIFT, Graham

NY: Knopf, 1996. This is the first U.S. edition of this year's Booker Prize winning novel. A great tale about four gents who go on a journey to put the ashes of the remains of their frient "to sea". Powerful.. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.


The God of Small Things

By ROY, Arundhati

London: Flamingo, 1997. This is the first British edition of the Indian author's first book which preceeds the U.S. but the true first was published in India. Still, since it won the British Booker prize, this is considered quite desirable.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.


The Alleys of Eden

By BUTLER, Robert Olen

NY: Horizon Press, 1981. This is a very nice copy of the author's scarce first book. A tight, clean first edition of the Pulitzer Prize winning novelist's first book.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.


The Last Sherlock Holmes Story

By DIBDIN, Michael

NY: Pantheon, 1978. This is the first American edition of the author's scarce first book. Dibdin has gone on to write some interesting books. Obviously, this was a bold subject for a first book. Dibdin went on to write the popular "Rat King" that featured Aurelio Zen. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.


Where You Once Belonged

By HARUF, Kent

NY: Summit Books, 1990. Book shows just a hint of wear to one edge. The first edition of this, the author's second (and scarcest) book. Haruf gained a lot of recognition for his novel Plainsong.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.