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Oil!

by Sinclair, Upton

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1927
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$4,800.00

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Long Beach, CA: Published by the Author, 1927. First Edition. Near Fine. First edition, self-published by the author; cloth issue. Signed by Upton Sinclair and inscribed to a former owner on the front free endpaper. Bound in original red cloth stamped in black, with upper board ruled in blind. Near Fine with light rubbing to cloth at extremities,… Read more
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$4,800.00
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To Kill a Mockingbird

by Lee, Harper

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1960
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$6,000.00

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Philadelphia and New York: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1960. First Edition. Very Good. First edition stated, first printing of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Bound in publisher's original brown paper-covered boards over green cloth spine; lacking the dust jacket. Very Good with slight lean to binding, covers lightly soiled and spine cloth faded; former owner name and date to… Read more
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$6,000.00
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The House of the Spirits

by Allende, Isabel; Magda Bogin [Translator]

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1985
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$850.00

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985. First Edition. First American edition. Signed by Isabel Allende on the second blank page at front, inscribed to former owner, "For Salam, the artist, with best regards from the crazy spirits of my house [signed] Isabel Allende" with a small cartoon of a flower. [viii], 368, [4] pp. Bound in publisher's dark purple… Read more
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$850.00
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Ulysses

by Joyce, James

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1926
Condition
Very Good
Item Price
$1,100.00

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Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1926. Hardcover. Very Good. Eighth printing. Technically the second edition as it's the first to have the type entirely re-set. [iv], 735 pp. Contemporary three quarter red leather with marbled paper sides, gilt lettering, ruling and decorative stamping to spine. Very Good with rubbing along edges, darkening to foot, pages a little age-toned, light… Read more
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$1,100.00
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The Basketball Diaries

by Carroll, Jim

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1978
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$500.00

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Bolinas, CA: Tombouctou / A Lamplighter Book, 1978. First Edition. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Bound in publisher's wraps with black and white author photo on the front cover taken by Rosemary Klemfuss. Very Good. Spine creasing and light general wear to covers, former owner name and Bolinas address written to a preliminary blank, staining to textblock… Read more
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$500.00
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We Have Always Lived in the Castle

by Jackson, Shirley

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1962
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$1,200.00

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New York: The Viking Press, 1962. First Edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition, first printing. Bound in publisher's original crimson and cream-colored cloth with crimson spine lettering and topstain. Near Fine. Evidence of a narrow label removed from the front pastedown, former owner name and date to verso of half-title page and inked notation to title page reading… Read more
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$1,200.00
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The Master and Margarita

by Bulgakov, Mikhail

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1967
Condition
Good
Edition
First American Edition
Item Price
$3,500.00

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New York: Harper & Row, 1967. First American Edition. Good. Advance uncorrected proof of the first American edition. Bound in publisher's plastic comb bound wraps, lacking the rear cover. Good. A good majority of the binding's teeth are broken, and the front cover is detached and torn along the top half. Pages toned. A rare survival, though in… Read more
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$3,500.00
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The Phantom of the Opera

by Leroux, Gaston

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1911
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$850.00

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New York: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1911. First Edition. Very Good. First edition, first printing; lacking Braunworth & Co. slug at bottom of the copyright page. Very Good, lacking dust jacket. Cloth a little soiled and darkened, lightly worn at corners and spine ends; bookseller stamp to front pastedown, owner name to front free endpaper, pages toned, several hinges… Read more
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$850.00
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The Alchemist

by Coelho, Paulo

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1993
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First American Edition
Item Price
$2,000.00

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San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1993. First American Edition. Near Fine/Very Good+. First edition, first printing. Signed by Paolo Coelho on the half-title page and inscribed to a former owner. Bound in publisher's dark blue paper-covered boards over dark blue spine cloth lettered in silver. Near Fine with light rubbing to covers and spine ends, in a Very Good+ unclipped… Read more
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$2,000.00
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The Pastures of Heaven

by Steinbeck, John

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1932
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$9,500.00

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New York: Brewer, Warren & Putnam, 1932. First Edition. Near Fine/Very Good. First edition, first printing; one of 650 copies of the first issue. Bound in publisher's green cloth with titles in gilt. Near Fine with slight lean to binding, sunning to spine ends and along top edge and pages toned. In a Very Good dust jacket with… Read more
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$9,500.00
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The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

by McCullers, Carson

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1940
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$1,500.00

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Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1940. First Edition. First edition. (First printing with dated title page.) [iv], 356 pp. Bound in publisher's buff buckram cloth, with titles stamped in brown. Near Fine with slight lean to spine, edges a little scuffed, in an About Very Good dust jacket with sunned spine panel, wear at head, small wear spot and a… Read more
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$1,500.00
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Tales of the South Pacific

by Michener, James

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1947
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$250.00

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New York: The Macmillan Company, 1947. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. (Stated "First Printing" on copyright page.) [viii], 326 pp. Bound in publisher's orange cloth, blue spine lettering. Very Good, cloth rubbed along edges, former owner's name on paste down (next to bookplate) and title page, typical toning to pages, lacking dust jacket. The author's Pulitzer-winning… Read more
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$250.00
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Player Piano

by Vonnegut, Kurt

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1952
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$850.00

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. First Edition. First edition. (First printing with publisher's colophon and "A" on copyright page.) [viii], 295 pp. Bound in publisher's green cloth with gilt spine lettering. Tiny stain on front board, else Fine in Very Good dust jacket, toned along edges, worn at tips, tiny chip along top of back panel, price intact… Read more
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$850.00
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A Manual for Cleaning Ladies

by Berlin, Lucia; Michael Myers [Illustrations]

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1977
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$2,500.00

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Washington, DC [actually Healdsburg, CA]: Zephyrus Image / National Endowment for the Domestic Arts, 1977. First Edition. First edition. Publisher's stringbound stiff wraps, housed in original printed envelope. [20] pp. Near Fine with typical offsetting to endpapers, in Very Good+ envelope with toning and light wear. Uncommon. The author's first publication. In 2015, a posthumous compendium of her… Read more
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$2,500.00
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They Couldn't Say No

by Fulton, Harvey

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1931
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$300.00

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New York: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, 1931. First Edition. First edition. [vi], 284 pp. Bound in publisher's red cloth, spine lettering almost completely effaced but looks like it was originally yellow, black topstain. A Good+ copy with aforementioned rubbed-off lettering, tiny hole in spine, cloth a little soiled, rear hinge cracked but holding, vintage bookstore stamp on paste… Read more
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$300.00
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1984

by Orwell, George; Jim Burns [Artist]; Joe Hill [Introduction]

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
2021
Edition
Artist Gift Edition
Item Price
$350.00

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Irvine, CA: Suntup Editions, 2021. Artist Gift Edition. Artist Gift Edition. One of 1,000 copies thus signed by artist Jim Burns. 328, [4] pp. Full cloth smyth sewn binding with two-hits foil stamping over cloth boards, in foil stamped dust jacket, housed in die cut silver paper covered slipcase. A Fine copy. In publisher's foam packaging, includes bookmark. … Read more
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$350.00
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Slaughterhouse-Five

by Vonnegut Jr., Kurt

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1969
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$1,500.00

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New York: Delacorte Press, 1969. First Edition. Fine/Very Good. First edition. [xii], 186, [1] pp. Bound in publisher's turquoise cloth stamped in gilt, red and black. Fine in a Very Good dust jacket, toned with a small dampstain to front panel, spine panel darkened, offsetting to front flap from a laid in sheet of paper.
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$1,500.00
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White Jacket; or the World in a Man-Of-War

by Melville, Herman

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1850
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$2,200.00

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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1850. First Edition. Very Good+. First edition, first printing. Bound in publisher's brown cloth decorated in blind with spine lettered in gilt. Very Good or better, with fraying to spine ends and wear at corners. Former owner bookplate to front paste down, and light pencil ownership name to a preliminary blank. Sporadic foxing… Read more
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$2,200.00
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We

by Zamyatin, Yevgeny

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1970
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$2,250.00

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London: Jonathan Cape, 1970. First Edition. Fine/Fine. First British edition, first printing. 285 p. Bound in publisher's original grey cloth with gilt lettering, top stained dark navy blue. Slight fading to boards at edges, small abrasion to front paste down, still Fine in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. An excellent copy.
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$2,250.00
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The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger

by King, Stephen; Whelan, Michael [Illustrations]

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1984
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780937986509
Item Price
$8,500.00

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West Kingston, RI: Donald M. Grant, 1984. First Edition. Fine/Near Fine. First trade edition, first printing. Signed by Stephen King on the front free endpaper, his name inside a thought bubble. Fine, in a Near Fine lightly shelf-worn dust jacket. A fantastic copy of the first book in Stephen King's Dark Tower series, signed by the author. … Read more
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$8,500.00