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In a Dark Time

by WATSON, Lawrence

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Published
1980
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Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
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$205.00

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NY: Scribner's, 1980. A touch of rubbing to top spine end. The scarce first edition of the author's first book. Written as "Lawrence Watson". The author has gone on to write the quite popular, "Montana 1948", which won the Milkweed National Fiction Award in year of publication. A tiny bit of edgewear to dustwrapper, but overall,… Read more
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Manual of the Corporation of the City of New York (Salmon P. Chase's Copy)

by VALENTINE, David T

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Published
1862
Condition
VG
Edition
Later Printing
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$1,500.00

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NY: Edmund Jones & Co., 1862. Bound in full red morocco, stamped in gold. AEG, 775 pages, The spines of the book have been professionally repaired. Chromo-Lithograph Title Page, Many colorplates, some folding. This is Salmon P. Chase's copy of the book with his name and title stamped in gold on the front… Read more
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Heat and Dust

by JHABVALA, R. Prawer

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Published
1976
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First U.S. Edition
ISBN
9780060121976
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$35.00

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New York: Harper & Row, 1976. Winner of the 1975 Booker Award, with publishers sticker affixed to front panel of DW; B&W enpaper illustration; 181pp.. First U.S. Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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Skudras Nepadodas

by SEKORA, Andre

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Published
1961
Condition
VG++
Edition
First Edition
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$45.00

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Riga, Latvia: Latvijas Valsts Izdevnieciba, 1961. Previous owner's neat inscription on title page. Bound in illustrated boards with cloth spine. The first Latvian edition of this delightful children's book with great illustration of insects building homes, illustrated front panel, illustrated endpapers. 93 pp. A most acceptable copy. Text is in Latvian.. First Edition. Hard Cover. VG++/No Jacket.
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Mazie Viri

by JUNKE, Alvaro

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Published
1959
Condition
VG++
Edition
First Edition
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$22.00

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Riga, Latvia: Latvijas Valsts Izdevnieciba, 1959. Previous owner's neat inscription to half-title page.. Bound in illustrated boards with cloth spine. The first Latvian edition of this delightful children's book. Illustrated throughout in black and white. throughout (mostly of frogs, fish, dragonflies. 158 pp. Text is in Latvian.. First Edition. Hard Cover. VG++/No Jacket.
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Einsteina Smadzenes (Einstein's Brain)

by NESVADBA, Josef

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Published
1968
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
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$135.00

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Riga, Latvia: Izdevnieciba, Zinatne', 1968. Previous owner's neat inscription on bottom of end paper. The scarce first Latvian edition of this popluar book of short stories by the Czech Author. Bound in green cloth and light green decorated boards in a classic Sci-Fi dust jacket. The book was originally published in Prague eight years earlier. 416 pp. … Read more
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Vasara

by TOLISS, P

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Published
1963
Condition
VG++
Edition
First Edition
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$25.00

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Riga, Latvia: Latvijas Valsts Izdevnieciba, 1963. Previous owner's neat inscription to half-title page.. Bound in illustrated boards with cloth spine. The first Latvian edition of this delightful children's book. Illustrated throughout in black and white. 105 pp. Text is in Latvian.. First Edition. Hard Cover. VG++/No Jacket.
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Lapsa, Vilks Un Lacis

by JAKOBSONS, Augusts

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Published
1958
Condition
VG++
Edition
First Edition
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$25.00

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Riga, Latvia: Latvijas Valsts Izdevnieciba, 1958. Previous owner's neat inscription to half-title page.. Bound in illustrated boards with cloth spine. The first Latvian edition of this delightful children's book. Illustrated throughout in yellow, black and white. 135 pp. Text is in Latvian.. First Edition. Hard Cover. VG++/No Jacket. Illus. by Karpenko, M..
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Amerika

by KAFKA, Franz

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Published
1962
Condition
VG++
Edition
First Thus
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$75.00

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New York: Schocken Books, 1962. First Schocked edition, 1962; preface by Klaus Mann; translated by Willa and Edwin Muir; afterword by Max Brod; line drawings by Emlen Etting; previous owners name penned on ffep, and note penned on copyright page; 299pp.. First Thus. Hard Cover. VG++/VG+. Illus. by ETTING, Emlen.
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Nobel Lecture (Signed)

by BELLOW, Saul

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Published
1979
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
Limited/Numbered
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$165.00

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New York: Targ Editions, 1979. Number Four of the Targ Editions, bound in white cloth, with torn and chipped acetate wrapper; No. 84 of 350 signed copies; tiny two digit number penned on ffep.; 20pp.. Signed, Limited. Limited/Numbered. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Good Only. Limited Edition.
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The Thief of Baghdad

by ABDULLAH, Achmed

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Published
1924
Condition
VG++
Edition
First Edition Thus
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$145.00

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NY: A.L. Burt, 1924. Bound in light red cloth, stamped in gold. The dust jacket shows some wear to spine ends and a closed diagonal tear to front panel. This Burt Photoplay is illustrated with scenes from the movie that starred Douglas Fairbanks in the title role. Black and white photos from the early film interspersed throughout the novel.… Read more
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The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith

by KENEALLY, Thomas

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Published
1972
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First U.S. Edition
ISBN
9780670211654
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$70.00

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Viking Press, 1972. Tiny four-digit number penned to ffep. Some creasing to front flap of dust jacket, overall, a tight, clean copy of a rather scarce Keneally first. Basis for the 1978 Australian film of the same name directed by Fred Schepesi. The book was short listed for the Booker Prize in the year of publication. 178… Read more
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Distortions

by BEATTIE, Ann

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Published
1976
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780385116596
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$85.00

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New York, New York, U.S.A.: Doubleday, 1976. A completely closed (3/4") tear to the bottom of rear panel of the dust jacket. A tight, clean copy of this, the author's first novel. A bit difficult to locate in this protected condition due to the spartan materials the publisher used back in the seventies. . First Edition. Hard… Read more
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Cock-A-Doodle Dandy

by O'CASEY, Sean

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Published
1949
Condition
VG++
Edition
First British Edition
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$55.00

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London: Macmillan & Co., 1949. Small four digit number penned on ffep.; 104pp. A most acceptable copy in dust jacket. . First British Edition. Hard Cover. VG++/VG+.
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Invitation to a Beheading

by NABOKOV, Vladimir

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Published
1959
Condition
VG++
Edition
First Edition
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$49.50

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NY: Putnam, 1959. Three tiny digits to top corner of ffep. Dustwrapper is price-clipped and shows minor chipping to top spine edge and corner of front panel (certainly not affecting any text). Overall, a most acceptable copy of the first edition of this novel by Nabokov. In the true first state dustwrapper (with two blurbs on back panel… Read more
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Like a Bulwark (Signed)

by MOORE, Marianne

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Published
1957
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
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$295.00

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NY: Viking Press, 1957. The only flaw with the book or the dustjacket is that the dust jacket is price-clipped. Other than that both are in Fine condition. Inscribed on the front free endpaper and dated November 29, 1959 and signed on the title page by Ms. Moore. A beautiful copy! 32 pp.. Inscribed and… Read more
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Jill

by LARKIN, Philip

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Published
1976
Condition
VG++
Edition
First U.S. Edition
ISBN
9780879510381
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$75.00

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Woodstock: The Overlook Press, 1976. Small four-digit number in ink to ffep. First U.S. hardcover edition of authors first book; 247pp. Housed in a very nice dust jacket. Philip Larkin is best known for his work in poetry. Overall, a superb copy of this elusive title. . First U.S. Edition. Hard Cover. VG++/Near Fine.
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La Turista; A Play in Two Acts

by SHEPARD, Sam

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Published
1968
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
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$120.00

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Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1968. Introduction by Elizabeth Hardwick; indentation from paper clip on top of ffep.; 72pp.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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The Unseen Hand and Other Plays

by SHEPARD, Sam

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Published
1972
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
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$125.00

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Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1972. Tight, clean copy of this early book by Shepard. Also includes the plays: Forensic and the Navigators, The Holy Ghostly, Back Bog Beast Gate, Shaved Splits, and 4-H Club. 233pp.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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I Love You, I Hate You, Drop Dead!; Variations on a Theme

by SHAW, Artie

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Published
1965
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
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$50.00

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New York: Fleet Publishing Corporation, 1965. Small four-digit number in ink to ffep. Marriage on the rocks in three novellas', "Grounds for Divorce", "Old Friend", and "Whodunit"; previous owners name penned on half title page; 192pp. By the noted musician. Closed tear to bottom of rear panel of dust jacket. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/VG++.… Read more
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