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King Blood

By THOMPSON, Jim

New York: Otto Penzler, 1993. First U.S. hardcover trade edition, originally published in 1954; part of "The Armchair Detective Library"; introduction by James Ellroy; 221pp.. First U.S. Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$32.50

Cut Me In   (Signed Bookplate)
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Cut Me In (Signed Bookplate)

By Collins, Hunt (Pseudonym of Ed McBain)

NY: Abelard-Schuman, 1954. The book is tight and clean and appears to be unread. The previous owner reinforced the dust jacket at the top and bottom creases, causing a shadow on the front of the dust jacket, in other words -- it protected the jacket -- but at a cost. The first edition of the author's first hardcover mystery. 253 pp. Laid in is an author (Ed McBain) signed bookplate. . AUTHOR-SIGNED Bookplate. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/VG+.

$275.00

Edwin Mullhouse, Life & Death of an American Writer 1943-1954 (Signed)

By MILLHAUSER, Steven

NY: Knopf, 1972. A beautiful copy of the first edition of the Pulitzer Prize winning author's first book. Scarce in this protected condition. Signed on a bookplate affixed to the second free endpaper. . AUTHOR-SIGNED Bookplate. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$245.00

Shame

By RUSHDIE, Salman

New York: Knopf, 1983. Author's third book; 319pp. A tight, clean copy of the first U.S. edition of the book that immediately followed Midnight's Children. . First U.S. Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

$65.00

The Carpentered Hen   (Signed)
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The Carpentered Hen (Signed)

By UPDIKE, John

NY: Harper & Brothers, 1958. Previous owner's neat name/address to top of ffep. Bound in black cloth and grey boards. Beautiful copy of this, the first edition of the author's first book. In the first state dustwrapper which final sentence ends in "and two small children". Signed by Mr. Updike on a bookplate affixed to the half-title page. One of only 2000 copies in the first edition.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$995.00

Moustapha's Eclipse

By MCKNIGHT, Reginald

PA: Univ. of Pittsburgh, 1988. Housed in a NF dustwrapper that shows one minor 3/4" closed tear to bottom of front panel. Overall, a tight, clean first edition of this the African-American author's scarce first book. Winner of the Drue Heinz Literary Prize in year of publication.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

$65.00

In Country

By MASON, Bobbie Ann

NY: Harper & Row, 1985. New in like dustwrapper. The first edition of the author's fourth book. Basis for the 1989 Norman Jewison film of the same name (highly acclaimed). . First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

$27.50

One Police Plaza

By CAUNITZ, William J

NY: Crown, 1984. A beautiful, unread copy of the first edition of Caunitz's highly-acclaimed first book. Basis for the 1986 movie of the same name that starred Robert Conrad in the lead role. . First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$45.00

Seraglio

By MERRILL, James

NY: Knopf, 1957. Dustwrapper shows the slightest edgewear. A beautiful, tight, clean copy of the noted poet's first novel. With dustwrapper blurb by Truman Capote.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$75.00

Family Dancing

By LEAVITT, David

London: Viking, 1985. This is the first British edition of the author's first book -- a collection of short stories. Card SIGNED by author laid in.. Author-Signed Card Laid In. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

$75.00

Virgil Thomson (Signed)

By THOMSON, Virgil

NY: Knopf, 1966. A tight, clean first edition of this autobiography of this famous composer and music critic. Signed on a bookplate affixed to the half-title page. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. VG++/VG++.

$125.00

A Thousand Acres

By SMILEY, Jane

NY: Knopf, 1991. A tight, clean copy in bright dust jacket of this, the first edition of this Pulitzer Prize winning novel that went on to be a successful movie in 1998. 371 pp. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$45.00

Remembering Babylon (Signed)

By MALOUF, David

NY: Pantheon, 1993. Bound in glossy printed wraps with matching slipcase. This appears to be an advance review copy of the book that is SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the title page. Malouf is the noted author of "Harland's Half Acre" and Child's Play.. Advance Reading Copy. Soft Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket.

$55.00

Total Immersion

By GOODMAN, Allegra

NY: Harper & Row, 1989. The book is bright, tight and clean and presumedly unread. The first edition of the author's first book (a book of short stories) that was published in a very small printing (while Ms. Goodman was a senior at Harvard). She was a National Book Award finalist with "Kaaterskill Falls".. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$55.00