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Beneath the Wheel - A Novel

by Hesse, Hermann

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Published
1970
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Very Good
Edition
Fifth Printing
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$2.38

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New York: Bantam Books, 1970. Q5859. This 1906 Hesse novel has been considered to be his spiritual autobiography, an early example of his lifelong examination of the conflict between self-affirmation and self-destruction - here in the excellent translation of Michael Roloff. 216 pages. CONDITION: a solid, square copy with uncreased spine. There is a light creasing in the lower-left corner… Read more
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Diaries - 1910-1913 & 1914-1923 [TWO VOLUMES]

by Kafka, Franz

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Published
1965
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Later Printings
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$9.50

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New York: Schocken Books, 1965. Schocken ## SB103 & SB425. Remarkable, revelatory literary diaries of the great 20th-century Bohemian novelist and short story author, the volumes edited by Max Brod. CONTENTS: [1910-1913] The Diaries; Notes; Chronology; Publisher's Note; List of Authors, Artists, Periodicals, and Works. [1914-1923] The Diaries; Notes; Postscript; Chronology; List of Authors, Artists, Periodicals, and Works. 345+343… Read more
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De Profundis and The Ballad of Reading Gaol

by Wilde, Oscar

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Published
1964
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Good
Edition
First Thus
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$4.51

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New York: Avon Books, 1964. Avon # VS3. This Avon edition constitutes the first publication of the complete, "definitive" edition (at least definitive in 1964). CONTENTS: An Improbable Life (essay by W.H. Auden); Biographical Table (chronology); Letter to Robert Ross (Wilde, from prison); De Profundis; The Ballad of Reading Gaol; [Extensive] Notes (by Rupert Hart-Davis). 192 pages. CONDITION: A… Read more
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Professional Secrets - An Autobiography of Jean Cocteau, Drawn from his Lifetime Writings

by Jean Cocteau; Robert Phelps (editor)

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Published
1970
Condition
Very Good Minus
Edition
First Thus - 1972
ISBN
9780060902551
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$7.13

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New York: Harper Colophon Books, 1970. Harper # CN 255. A marvelous "selection of witticisms, perceptions, anecdotes and brilliant vignettes of a hundred or more of the most notable men and women of the first half of the twentieth century", translated from the French by Richard Howard. CONTENTS: Remembering Cocteau (Phelps); Part I - La Prince Frivole; II -… Read more
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Autobiographie Precoce [in FRENCH]

by Yevgeny Yevtushenko [Eugene Evtouchenko]

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Published
1963
Condition
Good Plus
Edition
First Thus
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$9.03

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Paris: Rene Julliard, 1963. Yevtushenko's revelatory autobiography , translated from the original Russian into French and with a Preface by K. S. Karol. 173 pages. CONDITION: A Good Plus/Near Very Good copy: tight, square, unmarked, and uncreased, with moderate shelf-wear, its page-block edges and spine slightly age-tanned, the book not lying perfectly flat due to a slight warp. The interior… Read more
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An Evil Cradling [COLLECTIBLE UNREVISED AND UNPUBLISHED PROOF COPY]

by Keenan, Brian (1950 - )

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Published
1992
Condition
Fine
Edition
Uncorrected Proofs
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$18.53

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New York: Viking Press, 1992. A beautiful copy of this highly collectible, small print run, pre-First Edition, reviewer's Proof state (often alternately referred to as an Uncorrected Proof or Advance Reading Copy - ARC). Brian Keenan (b. 1951 in Belfast, Northern Ireland) is an Irish writer, noted for this autobiographical book about his four years as a hostage in Beirut.… Read more
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A Season in the Air [COLLECTIBLE UNCORRECTED PROOF COPY]

by Simmons, Thomas

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Published
1993
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Uncorrected Proof
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$4.75

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New York: Fawcett Ballantine, 1993. This is an "Uncorrected Proof" copy - often referred to, but not the same as, an "Advance Reading Copy" [or ARC] - fast becoming an attractive collectible, as it precedes the First Edition. A man who conquered his fear of flying describes how, by learning to fly, he gained a new kind of resilience in… Read more
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Once a Dancer ..... An Autobiography

by Kent, Allegra

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Published
1998
Condition
As New (Very Fine)
Edition
First Edition, Second Printing
ISBN
9780312187507
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$64.13

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New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 1998. A pristine copy - signed, inscribed, dated, and endowed by the author with 13 tiny butterfly stickers! "This unusual, fascinating, and at times almost surreal autobiography chronicles the life of Allegra Kent, one of the most famous--and notorious--of Balanchine's prima ballerinas. The most blatantly erotic of Balanchine ballets were written for her pliant and… Read more
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Ever After - A Father's True Story [COLLECTIBLE ADVANCE READER'S COPY]

by Wharton, William

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Published
1995
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
ARC
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$16.63

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New York: Newmarket Press, 1995. This is an Advance Reader's Copy, or ARC - a publishing state fast becoming an attractive "collectible", as it precedes the First Edition. Wharton is an award-winning novelist (Birdie; Dad; A Midnight Clear) who six years ago lost his daughter, her husband and their two babies in a multi-car highway crash in Oregon caused by… Read more
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Souvenirs d'Egotisme [FRENCH EDITION]

by Stendhal [Marie-Henri Beyle]

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Published
1948
Condition
Very Good (overall)
Edition
Assumed First Edition Thus
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Paris: Fernand Hazan, 1948. Stendhal's "Memoirs of an Egotist" [here in French] is an 1832 autobiographical work, recounting his life in Paris and London between 1821 and 1830. It remained unfinished and was first published in this state in 1892. 135+ pages - in 11 brief chapters. CONDITION: A solid, square, unmarked, uncreased (Very Good overall) copy with a slight… Read more
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The Last Farmer - An American Memoir [COLLECTIBLE UNCORRECTED PROOF COPY]

by Kohn, Howard

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Published
1988
Condition
Fine
Edition
Uncorrected Proofs
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$14.25

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New York: Summit Books, 1988. This is an "Uncorrected Proof" copy - often referred to, but not quite the same as, an "Advance Reading Copy" [or ARC] - fast becoming an attractive collectible, as it precedes the First Edition. Fredrick Kohn farmed the family homestead in the Saginaw Valley since his return from World War II. After forty years, with… Read more
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The Misadventures of a London Lass - A Baghdad Psycho-Sexual Study

by James Z. Muntz & Diana V.

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Published
1969
Condition
Very Good Plus
Edition
Assumed First Edition
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Canoga Park, California: Baghdad Books, 1969. A Very Good Plus copy of B 1002 - the autobiographical memoirs of Diana V, as told to James Z. Muntz. CONTENTS: Introduction; The First Boy; A Brute in the Stables; The Orgy Party; Peters and his Peter; Nice to be Loved; The Orgy Girls; Discotheque Orgies; Private Loving. 192 pages. CONDITION: a bright,… Read more
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Beijing Diary: An East-West Love Story [COLLECTIBLE ADVANCE READER'S COPY]

by Bess Spero Li

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Published
1989
Condition
Fine
Edition
Advance Reading Copy (ARC)
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Chicago: Bonus Books, Inc., 1989. This is an exceedingly scarce Advance Reading Copy, or ARC (a format sometimes designated as "uncorrected proofs") - fast becoming an attractive "collectible", as it precedes the First Edition. This small print run is soft-bound in the subsequent hardcover's plain red endpapers. "In 1982 the author, then a 21-year-old student in Boston, went to China… Read more
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'I' [handmade chapbook] - SIGNED & INSCRIBED

by Kamin, Franz

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Published
2000
Condition
Fine
Edition
Limited/Numbered First
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$45.13

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Norkinshot Press, 2000. A beautiful handmade chapbook - number 41 of a Limited Edition of 108 copies, each crafted by the author. This quasi-autobiographical reverie mixes Kamin's poetic adventurousness with his alchemical curiosity, dangerously. 16 pages. CONDITION: a bright, unmarked, uncreased copy with negligible shelf-wear - now in a clear, protective polypropylene bag with archival backing board.. Signed and Inscribed… Read more
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Be True to Your School - A Diary of 1964 [COLLECTIBLE UNCORRECTED ADVANCE PROOF - WITH BONUS]

by Greene, Bob

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Published
1986
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Uncorrected Proofs
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New York: Atheneum, 1986. This is a highly collectible ASSOCIATION COPY --- in addition to being a very scarce, collectible pre-First Edition UNCORRECTED ADVANCE PROOF. Laid in is a Fedex Airbill dated 12/3/86, giving the sender as Bob Greene and the recipient as the esteemed author RITA MAE BROWN. There is no inscription in the book, so I assume that… Read more
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Hooker

by Ida Hinkel - as told to Madeline Unger

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Published
1974
Condition
Very Good Plus
Edition
First Edition - First Printing
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$6.65

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New York: Dell Publishing Co. Inc., 1974. # 3766. The harsh story of a woman's escape from sex-slavery. From the back cover teaser: "The majestic mansion seemed like a dream from another century. But it was a modern nightmare of degradation for the women who lived within its walls as slaves to the pleasure of men. This was the place… Read more
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The Beginning of the Journey - the Marriage of Diana and Lionel Trilling [PRE-FIRST EDITION UNCORRECTED PROOF]

by Trilling, Diana

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Published
1993
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
Advance Reading Copy (ARC)
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$14.25

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New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1993. THE NEW COLLECTIBLE! This is the limited (advance) Uncorrected Proof state - not quite the same as, but often referred to as an Advance Reading Copy, or ARC - fast becoming an attractive "collectible", as it precedes the First Edition. An intimate portrait of an American literary marriage, offering "a rare insight into… Read more
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