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Gilead.

Gilead.

by ROBINSON, Marilynne

New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2004. Signed by the author on the title page. First edition / First printing. Tan cloth spine, tan paper-covered boards. Very fine in very fine dust jacket. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review for their 10 Best Books of 2004 List.Number 2 on the 2019 Guardian List of the 100 best Books of the 21st Century.
Item Price
$325.00
Last cool days

Last cool days

by Stewart, John

London: Andre Deutsch, 1971. Hardcover. 190p., first edition, old bookseller stamp on front blank endpaper else very good condition in a slightly shelf worn dj. African American writer, born in Trinidad.
Item Price
$12.00
The Daughters of Mars

The Daughters of Mars

by KENEALLY, Thomas

London: Sceptre, 2012. Hardback. Very Good. FIRST UK EDITION. Large 8vo. Green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Pushing to heel of spine, a few light stains to top and bottom edges, else, clean, tight and bright. In the original dust jacket: light edgewear, fore-edge of front flap rubbed. A pleasing copy of Keneally's novel about two Australian sisters nursing on the Western front.
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£15.00
This is Not for You a novel

This is Not for You a novel

by Rule, Jane

New York: The McCall Publishing Company, 1970. Hardcover. 284p., previous ownership names on verso of FFEP otherwise a very good first edition in cloth boards and price-clipped heavily-edgeworn dj. Grier A***. Author's second novel.
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$15.00
The Cloning poems

The Cloning poems

by Wild, Peter

Garden City: Doubleday, 1974. Hardcover. ix, 103p., bookplate noting withdrawal from library but no other marks or pockets, very good stated first edition in cloth boards and unclipped dj.
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$12.00
Sources of Strength. Signed full signature: Jimmy Carter.

Sources of Strength. Signed full signature: Jimmy Carter.

by CARTER, Jimmy

New York: Times Books, 1997. Signed on the front-free end-paper by President Carter with his full name: Jimmy Carter. First edition / First printing. Tan paper spine, light beige paper-covered boards. Very fine in very fine dust jacket. A beautiful copy.
Item Price
$225.00
The Town of Hill

The Town of Hill

by Hall, Donald

Boston: David R. Godine, 1975. Hardcover. 44p., very good first edition in decorative boards. A Godine Poetry Chapbook Second Series.
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$15.00
The Pacific And Other Stories

The Pacific And Other Stories

by Helprin, Mark

NY: Penguin, 2004. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Fine/Very Good+. Book is downright newish, no notable flaws. Jacket would not look out of place in anew bookstore but has the kind of mild abrasion that is normal, no tears, in new mylar wrapper. Full number line. 16 stories. *We feel that books offered for internet sale should be described thoroughly and accurately. Books listed by Brass Dolphin are so described, and graded, using the strict, traditional standards. For this reason, we have virtually zero... Read more
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$20.00
The Naive and Sentimental Lover

The Naive and Sentimental Lover

by Le Carre, John

NYC: Knopf, 1972. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good-. Excuse the long-winded entry but based on looking at numerous descriptions of first editions of this item some clarification is in order. The dates are given variously as 1971 and 1972, 1971 is the date given on the copyright page (original UK cright I presume) 1972 on title page Publisher is given as Knopf in some places, Random (Maryland?) in others. Book is published by Knopf, DISTRIBUTED by RH.NY, why some listings give a Maryland... Read more
Item Price
$60.00
Lieutenant-Colonel de Maumort a novel

Lieutenant-Colonel de Maumort a novel

by Martin du Gard, Roger, translated by Luc Brébion & Timothy Crouse

New York: Knopf, 2000. Hardcover. xxxiii, 778p., translators' introduction, foreword, summary, very good first US edition, first printing stated in quarter-cloth boards and bright unclipped dj. The Nobel Prize-winning author's magnum opus, unfinished at the time of his deathin 1958. Contains some uranian content.
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$15.00
The Body of Jonah Boyd a novel

The Body of Jonah Boyd a novel

by Leavitt, David

New York: Bloomsbury, 2004. Hardcover. 215p., very good first edition, first printing stated in boards and unclipped dj.
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$15.00
East Of The Mountains, First UK Signed, and First US

East Of The Mountains, First UK Signed, and First US

by Guterson, David

NY: Bloomsbury, 1999. 1st UK . Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Inscription "To leslie, David Guterson" title page. handsome, unbumped, unmarked, likely unread copy. Jacket has minimal traces wear, would not look out of place on a new copy. In mylar wrapper. It is our practice where a book does not meet the minimum selling price we work with, to pair it with a kindred title. That is the case here, JUST RECEIVED and paired with the above, a first US (stated first edition letter code EDCBA, justified... Read more
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$55.00
Angle Of Repose, Marking The Sparrows Fall, And Manuscript

Angle Of Repose, Marking The Sparrows Fall, And Manuscript

by Stegner, Wallace

NY: Doubleday, 1971. 1st Edition No Additional Printings . Hardcover. Poor/Poor. This listing is for 3 Stegneriana items sold as a group at the listed price with one book priced domestic media mail shipping. The AOR is one of the roughest items in our inventory and while completely readable and rather scarce in trade first edition, many flaws are present and the jacket is only partial. Book has h2o stain (front board lower, light, text not badly affected) stated first edition, no debossing. Quite... Read more
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$60.00
Artemisia

Artemisia

by Lapierre, Alexandra

NY: Grove Press, 1998. 1st Edition, US, Full Number Line . Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. A straight, newish hard cover copy. Wholly unmarked, no remainders or penned names. Jacket has trace shel scuff, in new mylar wrapper. As an aside, we never call a remaindered book "New" feeling that this is mistaken use of the term. . . *We feel that books offered for internet sale should be described thoroughly and accurately. Books listed by Brass Dolphin are so described, and graded, using the... Read more
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$15.00
Waiting for the earthquake

Waiting for the earthquake

by Swaim, Lawrence

Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1977. 273p., first edition, inscribed by Swaim, shelf worn dj with Wallace Stegner blurb on rear panel. Novel about a San Francisco postal union leader who leads a national wildcat strike.
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$25.00
The Silver Goblet

The Silver Goblet

by Foxall, Raymond

St. Martin's, 1974. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good-/Very Good+. First Edition US. Book has amost undiscernable cocking and a trace of wear to lower boards; very clean. Jacket has a little edgewear at head and foot of spine. Author's third novel. *We feel that books offered for internet sale should be described thoroughly and accurately. We assure the buyer that books listed by Brass Dolphin are so described, using the strict, traditional standards.*
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$18.00
The yellow sailor

The yellow sailor

by Weiner, Steve

Woodstock: The Overlook Press, 2001. Hardcover. 220p., review copy with sheet laid in, very good first edition in cloth-backed boards and unclipped dj. Novel set on a German merchant ship in 1914, with gay themes.
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$12.00
Smoke Bellew

Smoke Bellew

by London, Jack

NY: The Century Co., 1912. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Fair/No Jacket. A readable hardcover, perhaps approaching collectible condition, given being 100 years old and considering the writer. In any case, the binding is sound and the text unmarked. Flaws include cocking (spine slant, in this case, bordering on severe) some kind of odd, decades old adhesive at top of front board, luckily black/cream illustrated cover not ill-affected. Some board tip abrasion, and showing it's age in all ways. Meets all... Read more
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$33.00
A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety.

A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety.

by CARTER, Jimmy

New York: Simon & Schuster, 2015. Signed by Jimmy Carter on the title page. First edition / First printing. Blue paper spine, blue paper-covered boards. Very fine in very fine dust jacket.
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$280.00
Gentlemen of Space

Gentlemen of Space

by Sher, Ira

New York: The Free Press, 2003. First Edition, Full Number Line . Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Sher's first novel in a crisp, newish copy. Publisher's promotional letter laid-in loosely. Calls the work "Pynchon-esque." Text bright, hinges tight. Jacket has hint of edgewear, in new mylar wrapper. *We feel that books offered for internet sale should be described thoroughly and accurately. We assure the buyer that books listed by Brass Dolphin are so described, and graded, using the... Read more
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$13.00
Gay Roots: an anthology of gay history, sex, politics, and culture, volume 2 [signed/limited]

Gay Roots: an anthology of gay history, sex, politics, and culture, volume 2 [signed/limited]

by Leyland, Winston, editor, Charley Shively, John Mitzel, Frits Bernard, Allen Ginsberg, et al

San Francisco: Gay Sunshine Press, 1993. Hardcover. 319p., one of 26 handbound copies lettered and signed by the editor, half lavender silk cloth over white boards, gilt spine titles,
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$200.00
Lizzie Borden: The Untold Story

Lizzie Borden: The Untold Story

by RADIN, Edward

London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1961. FIRST UK EDITION. Large 8vo. With b/w plates and illustrations. Red cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Bruising to heel of spine and bottom corners, edges lightly foxed. Else, clean and tight. In the original yellow, plum and black dust jacket: spine sunned, a little grubby, a few nicks and chips. Very good/ very good. '"Lizzie Borden took an axe/ And gave her mother 40 whacks:/ When she saw what she had done/ She gave her father 41"/ But did she?' asks the front panel.
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£40.00
Crucible, poems

Crucible, poems

by Reynolds, Richard S

New York: The Fine Editions Press, 1950. 61p., original cloth binding, very good first edition limited to 500 copies in cloth and gilt, unclipped dj. PLEASE NOTE AMAZON CUSTOMERS - this is NOT a signed copy.
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$20.00
Life Is Elsewhere

Life Is Elsewhere

by Milan Kundera

Penguin, New York. 8th trade paperback printing. Condition: Near fine, light edge and corner wear, price sticker on rear cover.Kundera initially intended to call this novel The Lyrical Age. The lyrical age, according to Kundera, is youth, and this novel, above all, is an epic of adolescence; an ironic epic that tenderly erodes sacrosanct values: childhood, motherhood, revolution, and even poetry. Jaromil is in fact a poet. His mother made him a poet and accompanies him (figuratively) to his love bed, and... Read more
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CA$4.95