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My Son, the Lawyer

by DENKER, Henry

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Published
1950
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$175.00

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New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1950. Hardcover. 8vo. Dark blue cloth with yellow spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 278pp. Fine/very good. Faint jacket edgewear only. Superb and tight first edition with outstanding jacket graphics of the second novel by this prolific novelist and playwright (1912-2012) -- with choice autograph addition: Tipped to front flyleaf is a 5" X… Read more
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$175.00
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Expense Account

by MORGAN, Joe

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Published
1958
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$45.00

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New York: Random House, 1958. Hardcover. 8vo. Blue cloth spine with silver lettering and blue paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. 311pp. Near fine/very good. Faint jacket edgewear. Quite nice and tight first edition of this journalist's first novel -- "The story of a man," touts the jacket front panel, "who spent thousands in 'the best places' while his… Read more
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$45.00
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The Body Politic

by GOLD, Victor, and CHENEY, Lynne

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Published
1988
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$45.00

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New York: St. Martin's Press, 1988. Hardcover. 8vo. Blue paper over boards with gilt spine lettering, pictorial price-clipped dust jacket. 213pp. Near fine/very good. Faint jacket edgewear. Tight and sharp first edition of this political thriller about a vice president's press secretary, penned by an actual veep press secretary (Gold) and co-authored by the spouse of a future vice… Read more
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The Spike

by De BORCHGRAVE, Arnaud, and MOSS, Robert

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1980
ISBN
9780517536247
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$55.00

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New York: Crown Publishers, 1980. Hardcover. Small 4to. Blue cloth with silver spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 374pp. Fine/near fine. Wonderfully tight and handsome first edition of this timely, bestselling political thriller about Russian disinformation, inscribed and signed huge and bold by de Borchgrave in blue ballpoint on front flyleaf: "For my dear old / friend Bob, / with… Read more
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M.D.: A Novel

by RAVIN, Neil

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1981
ISBN
9780440054689
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$20.00

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New York: Delacorte Press, 1981. Hardcover. Small 4to. Teal green cloth spine with gilt lettering and cream paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. 404pp. Near fine/near fine. Tight and handsome first edition of this medical novel "about doctors: what they do to each other and to their patients. Delightful bodice-ripping stye tawdry jacket art, though no heaving bosoms are… Read more
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$20.00
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The Wanderers

by PRICE, Richard

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1974
ISBN
9780395184776
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$100.00

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Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1974. Hardcover. 8vo. Red cloth with black lettering, pictorial dust jacket. Near fine/very good. Faintest of jacket edgewear. A bright and handsome and tight first edition of Price's first book, with interesting and appropriate autograph addition: Tipped to front flyleaf are two fine matching heavy stock 5" X 3" cards signed by two cast members… Read more
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$100.00
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Tropical Night Falling

by PUIG, Manuel

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1991
ISBN
9780671679965
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$25.00

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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991. Hardcover. Translation by Suzanne Jill Levine. 8vo. Purple cloth spine with gilt lettering and green paper over boards, dust jacket. 189pp. Fine/ine. A tight, pristine first U.S. edition.
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Juan the Landless

by GOYTISOLO, Juan

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1977
ISBN
9780670410040
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$25.00

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New York: The Viking Press, 1977. Hardcover. Translation by Helen R. Lane. 8vo. Red cloth spine with black lettering and black paper over boards, pictorial price-clipped dust jacket. 268pp. Near fine/near fine. Tight and attractive first U.S. edition.
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$25.00
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Florry of Washington Heights

by KATZ, Steve

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1987
ISBN
9780940650831
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$25.00

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Los Angeles: Sun & Moon Press, 1987. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Brown cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 206pp. Fine/fine. Perfect and pristine first edition of this Bildungsroman life in upper Manhattan before World War Two. Tenth volume in this publisher's "New American Fiction Series."
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$25.00
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New York: Crown Publishers, 2006. Hardcover. Small 4to. Brown cloth spine and beige textured paper over boards with copper spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 342pp. Fine/fine. A pristine, tight later printing of this fiction turned to blockbuster Brad Pitt film, signed huge and sloppy by Brooks in black marker on the title page.
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$55.00
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For Whom the Cloche Tolls: A Scrap-Book of the Twenties

by WILSON, Angus, and JULLIAN, Philippe

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Published
1953
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$25.00

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London: Methuen, 1953. Hardcover. Wide 16mo. Pictorial paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. 75pp. Frontispiece, extensive line drawings. Very good/very good. Binding a tad edgeworn; jacket lightly edgeworn, with several small edge chips. A tight and attractive reprint edition of this novel in diary form parodying 1920s life by the noted English short story writer and novelist (1913-91).
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Their Own Apartment

by ALDIS, Dorothy

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1935
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$55.00

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New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1935. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Green checkered cloth with paper spine label. 240pp. Very good. Endpapers a tad age toned, else tight, bright and nice. First edition of this novel about a newlywed adjusting to in-laws in a Lake Shore Drive apartment, boldly signed and inscribed by the author in black ink on front flyleaf:… Read more
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The Ship That Died of Shame & Other Stories

by MONSARRAT, Nicholas

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1959
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$35.00

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London: Cassell & Company, 1959. Hardcover. 8vo. Blue cloth with silver spine lettering, pictorial price-clipped dust jacket. ix, 228pp. Near fine/very good. Mild jacket edgewear. First edition, tight and quite nice with dramatic front jacket graphics.
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$35.00
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Eustace Chisholm and the Works

by PURDY, James

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1968
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$35.00

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London: Jonathan Cape, 1968. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Black cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 241pp. Fine/near fine. A superb, bright, tight first U.K. edition of this Chicago-set fiction.
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Reinhart's Women

by BERGER, Thomas

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1981
ISBN
9780440074083
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$25.00

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New York: Delacorte Press, 1981. Hardcover. Small 4to. Black cloth spine with gilt lettering and black paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. 296pp. Fine/near fine. Tight and handsome first edition of the fourth volume in the series that began with "Crazy in Berlin."
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Cabot Wright Begins

by PURDY, James

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1964
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$55.00

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New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1964. Hardcover. 8vo. Black cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 228pp. Very good/very good. Some mild inoffensive discoloration to top cloth portions; jacket faintly edgeworn and mildly age toned. First edition, tight and nice, of this humorous criticism of modern American values, enlivened by a cast of eccentrics. From… Read more
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Blues Lessons

by HELLENGA, Robert

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
2002
ISBN
9780743225335
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$50.00

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New York: Scribner, 2002. Hardcover. Small 4to. Blue paper over boards with metallic blue spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 330pp. Very good/fine. Several inoffensive stray marks on rear board. Pristine, tight first edition of this fiction set in Appleton, Michigan in the 1950s. Handsomely signed and inscribed by the author in black ink in his calligraphic script on the… Read more
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Stolen Away: A Novel of the Lindbergh Kidnapping

by COLLINS, Max Allan

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1991
ISBN
9780553071337
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$150.00

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New York: Bantam Books, 1991. Hardcover. Small 4to. Black cloth spine with gilt lettering and blue paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. 516pp. Near fine/fine. Faintest of age toning to page edges only, else tight and fine. A superb, handsome first edition of this historical fiction, boldly signed in full by Collins in black ballpoint on title page. Rather… Read more
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$150.00
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The Winthrop Covenant

by AUCHINCLOSS, Louis

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1976
ISBN
9780395240816
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$40.00

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Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1976. Hardcover. Small 4to. Black cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 246pp. Near fine/very good. Faintest of jacket edgewear. Handsome and tight first edition of this multi-generational family saga that begins with the Massachusetts Bay Colony and follows up beyond the Civil War. Huge, bold Auchincloss signature in black ballpoint on an inner… Read more
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Chilly Scenes of Winter

by BEATTIE, Ann

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1976
ISBN
9780385116589
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$100.00

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Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1976. Hardcover. 8vo. Blue cloth spine with silver lettering and light grey paper over boards, dust jacket. 280pp. Very good/very good. Faintest of binding and jacket edgewear. Wonderfully tight and attractive first edition of Beattie's first novel. A romantic comedy film version titled "Head Over Heels" was released in 1979 (re-released in 1982 with… Read more
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