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cover of SWIMMER IN THE SECRET SEA

SWIMMER IN THE SECRET SEA

by Kotzwinkle, William

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Barbara Bilson Books
Published
1994
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1st Edition thus
ISBN
9780811807159
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San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1994. Very good+ (light sprinkling of foxing on top page edges, otherwise fine) in fine dust jacket. A novella originally published in Redbook magazine and included in the O. Henry Awards Prize Stories for 1975, and then in a paperback version. This is the hardback first edition. 91 pages.. 1st Edition thus. Hard Cover.
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cover of BRIEFING FOR A DESCENT INTO HELL

BRIEFING FOR A DESCENT INTO HELL

by Lessing, Doris

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Published
1971
Edition
1st Edition
ISBN
9780394421988
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£45.61

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New York: Knopf, 1971. Very good (heavily foxed covers and less foxed page edges; interior clean) in fair dust jacket (bright colors but marred by a heavy tear on the front panel--across the word "INTO" see scan--and moderate edgewear; foxing on inside of jacket; looks better in Brodart clear jacket). See scans. 308 pages. A brilliant evocation of mental illness,… Read more
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cover of THE GOLDEN NOTEBOOK

THE GOLDEN NOTEBOOK

by Lessing, Doris

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Published
1962
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1st American edition
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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1962. Very good (certainly not pristine but still presentable: sunned edges of binding and two bumped corners, interior clean) in poor dust jacket (foxed and very edgeworn). See scans: I have uploaded several pictures that show the book under different lighting and with one picture showing the book with its protective cover which improves its… Read more
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cover of THINKS . . .

THINKS . . .

by Lodge, David

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Published
2001
Edition
1st American edition
ISBN
9780670899845
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New York: Viking, 2001. Fine in fine dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page and dated in Los Angeles 6 June 2001. Witty exploration of a philandering university professor at the "University of Gloucester" which, as Lodge tells us, "is an entirely fictitious institution. At least, it was at the time of writing.". Signed by Author. 1st… Read more
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cover of THE GIANT, O'BRIEN

THE GIANT, O'BRIEN

by Mantel, Hilary

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Barbara Bilson Books
Published
1998
Edition
1st American edition
ISBN
9780805044287
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New York: Henry Holt, 1998. Near fine (shelf wear at spine top and bottom) in fine dust jacket. The intriguing fictional story of a giant Irishman, ill in London, whose hoped-for remains are lusted after by a Scottish "doctor," for purposes of research, of course. 192 pages.. 1st American edition. Hard Cover.
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cover of THE CENTER OF THINGS

THE CENTER OF THINGS

by McPhee, Jenny

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Barbara Bilson Books
Published
2001
Edition
1st edition - bound galley proof
ISBN
9780385500777
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New York: Doubleday, 2001. Very good+ (two heavy creases on front soft cover). No dust jacket. This is a bound galley proof of Jenny McPhee's first novel, a "sexy, smart, captivating first novel...about movies, science, and meeting Mr. Right." 245 pages.. 1st edition - bound galley proof. Soft Cover.
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cover of THE BROAD HIGHWAY (Illustrated Edition)

THE BROAD HIGHWAY (Illustrated Edition)

by Farnol, Jeffery

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Published
1912
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1st Edition thus
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Boston: Little, Brown, 1912. Very good (edge worn covers, fine interior with all 24 color plates present and in fine condition with tissue overlays). Top-edge gilt. 518 pages. Our wanderer, Peter Vibart, must marry the Lady Sophia Sefton of Cambourne within one calendar year to inherit the 500,000 pounds his uncle has provisionally left him. You might suspect that Peter… Read more
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cover of THE ODD SEA

THE ODD SEA

by Reiken, Frederick

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Barbara Bilson Books
Published
1998
Edition
1st Edition
ISBN
9780151003600
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New York: Harcourt Brace, 1998. Near fine (faint sunning visible on a few page edges) in fine dust jacket. The story is told by Philip whose older brother disappeared at 16. This book won the Hackney Literary Award for a first novel. 201 pages. . 1st Edition. Hard Cover.
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cover of JULY, JULY

JULY, JULY

by O'Brien, Tim

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Published
2002
Edition
1st Edition
ISBN
9780618039692
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Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2002. SIGNED BY AUTHOR, dated 2002, on title page. Near fine (a few very light foxing spots on page edges, otherwise fine) in very good+ dust jacket (lightly foxed at top--see scan). Thirty years into their after-graduation years, a group of college alums greet their fifties. 322 pages. By the author of the acclaimed "The Things They… Read more
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cover of YONNONDIO: FROM THE THIRTIES

YONNONDIO: FROM THE THIRTIES

by Olsen, Tillie

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Published
1974
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780440091967
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Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, 1974. A novel of the poor and displaced, begun by Olsen in 1932 when she was only 19 and "finished" much later from rescued manuscripts--by Olsen as a much older person. Near fine (a newspaper review was laid in between pages 98 and 99, creating a browning of those and a couple of additional pages next to… Read more
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cover of THE MUSEUM OF INNOCENCE

THE MUSEUM OF INNOCENCE

by Pamuk, Orhan

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Published
2009
ISBN
9780676979688
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New York: Knopf, 2009. Near fine (edgewear at spine top and bottom) in very good + dust jacket (light edgewear). SIGNED by author on title page without inscription. Second printing of first edition. Translated from the Turkish by Maureen Freely. 536 pages including index to characters (Ah, the Russian novel). Author won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2006.. Signed… Read more
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cover of ROXANNA SLADE

ROXANNA SLADE

by Price, Reynolds

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Barbara Bilson Books
Published
1998
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780684832920
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New York: Scribners, 1998. Near fine (very slight sun-fading on top edges of cover) in near fine+ dust jacket (slightly edgeworn at bottom of spine). SIGNED by Price on title page with an inscription limited to a person's first name. In her own voice, Price's 90-year-old heroine tells the story of her upbringing and life in the modern South. 301… Read more
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cover of THE GOD OF SMALL THINGS

THE GOD OF SMALL THINGS

by Roy, Arundhati

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Barbara Bilson Books
Published
1997
Edition
1st American edition
ISBN
9780679457312
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New York: Random House, 1997. Very good (faint faxing spots on top edges and on rough-cut side edges; otherwise fine) in fine dust jacket. Roy was trained as an architect, and this is her first book. Set in Kerala, India in the 1960s, it won the Man Booker Prize for 1997.. 1st American edition. Hard Cover.
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cover of MY WIFE AND I: OR HARRY HENDERSON'S HISTORY

MY WIFE AND I: OR HARRY HENDERSON'S HISTORY

by Stowe, Harriet Beecher

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New York: J. B. Ford & Company A early reprint of this 1871 book, containing what appear to be the original illustrations. Very good- condition (edgeworn covers at top and bottom of spine, bumped corners; interior clean). 474 pages plus advertisements for other books published by J. B. Ford, including an ad for the sequel to My Wife and I.… Read more
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cover of ISIDRO

ISIDRO

by Austin, Mary

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Published
1905
Edition
1st Edition
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Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1905. Good to very good first edition of this novel, Mary Austin's third book. Covers are worn with considerable edgewear at top and bottom of spine and corners. Pages are clean with some minor spotting. All Eric Pape illustrations are present and securely attached. See scans.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Illus. by Eric Pape.
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cover of THE TALE OF THE UNKNOWN ISLAND

THE TALE OF THE UNKNOWN ISLAND

by Saramago, Jose

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Barbara Bilson Books
Published
1999
Edition
1st Edition thus
ISBN
9780151005956
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New York: Harcourt Brace, 1999. Very fine in very fine dust jacket. Translated from the original Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa. 51 pages. A fable--for adults.. 1st Edition thus. Hard Cover. Illus. by Peter Sis.
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cover of DIAMOND DOGS

DIAMOND DOGS

by Watt, Alan

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Barbara Bilson Books
Published
2000
Edition
1st Edition
ISBN
9780316925815
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Boston: Little, Brown, 2000. Very good (spotless inside and out except for a few light spots on top page edges) in fine dust jacket (price-clipped). Author's first novel focuses on abusive small-town sheriff and his heart-throb son. Inscribed and signed by author on title page. Book store appearnance card laid in. . Inscribed and Signed by Author. 1st Edition.… Read more
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cover of TRUST

TRUST

by Ozick, Cynthia

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Barbara Bilson Books
Published
1966
Edition
1st Edition
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£213.13

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New York: New American Library, 1966. A first printing of Ozick's first novel. Very good (small dent in bottom front cover--see scan--former owner's ink name on front pastedown, very slightly wrinkled upper-right page corners, unmarked and clean and tight otherwise) in good+ dust jacket (chipped especially at spine, edgeworn, soiled in a few places -- see scan -- now in… Read more
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cover of WITCH'S MONEY

WITCH'S MONEY

by Collier, John

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Barbara Bilson Books
Published
1940
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Limited/Numbered
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New York: Viking, 1940. Very good (some sunning to spine and cover edges and irregular browning to page edges; our scanning of the inscription page shows some of that faint browning on the eges, and also shows the publisher's sheet laid in). A thirty-page short story, beautifully printed and bound, in a signed and numbered edition of 350 copies. The… Read more
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cover of THE SPORTSWRITER

THE SPORTSWRITER

by Ford, Richard

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Barbara Bilson Books
Published
1995
ISBN
9780679762102
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New York: Vintage, 1995. Very good+ (light edgewear and rubbing on covers; interior clean) paper-back book. . Soft Cover.
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