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cover of The Black Wine

The Black Wine

by Bennett, Hal

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Published
1968
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Very Good
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1st Edition
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Doubleday & Co., 1968. Unstated printing with gutter code J43 (10/68). Black cloth, red titles. His second novel, after Wilderness of Vines. Book very good with minor edge soil, a couple of small stains. DJ also very good with edgewear, rubbing. Very scarce in hardcover. 312 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.
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cover of Knock On Any Door

Knock On Any Door

by Motley, Willard

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Published
1947
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Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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$750.00

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Appleton Century-Crofts, 1947. First edition (NAP). Gray cloth, purple titles. A powerful novel of lost dreams that was the basis for a film directed by Nicholas Ray and starring Humphrey Bogart. Book very good with several cellotape remnants to pastedowns from old-style Brodart. DJ likewise very good with just a bit of edgewear at spine-ends, one surface tear and… Read more
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cover of Wonder Boys

Wonder Boys

by Chabon, Michael

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Published
1995
Condition
Fine
Edition
1st Edition
ISBN
9781857023152
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$75.00

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London, U.K.: Fourth Estate, 1995. First US edition. A tale of the lust for fame and print-- publish AND perish? Unread, as new in like DJ. 368 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.
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cover of Diary of A Mad Old Man

Diary of A Mad Old Man

by Tanizaki, Junichiro

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Published
1965
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Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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$75.00

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Alfred A Knopf, 1965. Stated first edition. Turquoise cloth spine, brown boards, gilt titles, green topstain. Translated by Howard Hibbett. Book very good plus with spotting to topstain. DJ, designed by Ellen Raskin, also very good plus with edgewear. 177 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.
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cover of The Fetish and Other Stories

The Fetish and Other Stories

by Moravia, Alberto

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Published
1965
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Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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$60.00

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Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1965. Stated first edition. Black cloth, blue/gilt titles, yellow topstain. Contains 41 stories. Translated by Angus Davidson. Book very good minus with evidence of waterstaining to rear endsheet. DJ, designed by Milton Glaser, likewise very good minus with light stains at back panel and bottom edge. Text block largely unaffected. 285 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very… Read more
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cover of Nine Women

Nine Women

by Grau, Shirley Ann

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Published
1985
Condition
Near
Edition
1st Edition
ISBN
9780394548456
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$35.00

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Alfred A Knopf, 1985. Stated first trade edition. Beige cloth spine, beige boards, gilt titles. Contains nine stories about women at a turning point in their lives. Book unread, near fine with discreet remainder mark at bottom edge at spine. DJ likewise near fine with light rubbing. 204 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near/Near Fine.
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cover of A Search for the King

A Search for the King

by Vidal, Gore

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Published
1950
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Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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$125.00

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E.P. Dutton & Co., 1950. First edition stated. Black cloth, gilt titles. With an introductory note by the author explaining the subject of this novel, the legend of Richard the Lion Heart, who was believed to have been kidnapped by Duke Leopold of Austria and rescued by a faithful servant. Book very good with owner-embossed stamp to ffep, top edge… Read more
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cover of Yesterday Will Make You Cry

Yesterday Will Make You Cry

by Himes, Chester

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Published
1998
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
1st Edition
ISBN
9780393045772
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$125.00

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W.W. Norton & Co., 1998. First printing. With an Introduction by Melvin van Peebles. Novel about the US prison system, of which the author was a part for seven years. Book unread, near fine. DJ likewise near fine. Publicity photo of Himes laid in. 363 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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cover of With Shuddering Fall

With Shuddering Fall

by Oates, Joyce Carol

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Published
1964
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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$150.00

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Vanguard Press, 1964. First edition (NAP). Yellow cloth, gray boards, gray/white titles. Her first novel. Book very good minus with some damp-warping to text block, light waterstains to boards. DJ very good with edgewear, sunning. 316 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.
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cover of The Case Worker

The Case Worker

by Konrad, George

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Published
1974
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Book Club (BCE).
ISBN
9780151157907
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$25.00

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Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1974. Black cloth, gilt titles. Book club edition noted by lack of price on DJ. A novel with sociological concerns, set in Hungary at the time of publication as the protagonist confronts injustices in the system. Book unread, near fine. DJ likewise near fine with a bit of edgewear and rubbing. 173 pp.. Book Club (BCE).. Hardcover.… Read more
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cover of The Pickaninny

The Pickaninny

by Artis, Charles

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Published
1973
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
1st Edition
ISBN
9781121831513
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$75.00

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Vantage Press, 1973. Stated first edition. Brown composite binding, gilt titles. Inscribed by author on ffep. An African-American born in Dallas, Artis has published a Southern tale of race, jealousy and inheritance. He is also the author of The Last Rope. Book near fine with little wear. DJ very good plus with edgewear, one tiny tear. 175 pp.. Signed By… Read more
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cover of Through Dooms of Love

Through Dooms of Love

by Kunin, Maxine

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Published
1965
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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$45.00

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Harper & Bow, 1965. Stated first edition with code A-P. Turquoise cloth, gilt titles. A father-daughter conflict is the subject of this first novel by former U.S. Poet Laureate Kumin.. Book very good with owner-signed half-title., light overall wear. DJ likewise very good with rubbing, one short tear. 278 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.
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cover of Fire From Heaven

Fire From Heaven

by Renault, Mary

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Published
1969
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
1st Edition
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$250.00

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Pantheon Books, 1969. Stated first printing. Blue cloth, gilt titles, rust topstain, map endsheets. A novel about the young years of Alexander the Great. Book unread, near fine. DJ, designed by Karl Keabo, likewise near fine with price clipped but without book club slug - a first-state copy. 375 pp. . 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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cover of The Lost Chapel Picnic & Other Stories

The Lost Chapel Picnic & Other Stories

by Sharp, Margery

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Published
1971
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
ISBN
9780316782937
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$65.00

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London, U.K.: Heinemann, 1971. First UK edition (FP). Pale green binding, gilt titles. Contains 12 stories Book very good plus with light aging to paper, minor soil at top edge. DJ also very good plus. 201 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.
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cover of Answered Prayers

Answered Prayers

by Capote, Truman

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Published
1987
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
ISBN
9780394556451
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$75.00

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Random House, 1987. First edition with RH customary edition statement. Beige cloth, gilt titles. His unfinished novel about a bisexual orphanage escapee on the run. Book unread, very good plus with light soil at top edge, remainder mark at bottom edge. DJ likewise very good with light rubbing. 180 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.
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cover of Better Times Than These

Better Times Than These

by Groom, Winston

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Published
1978
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
1st Edition
ISBN
9780671400071
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$100.00

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Summit/Simon & Schuster, 1978. First printing. Beige cloth, brown boards and titles, map endsheets. A novel of US Cavalry stationed in Vietnam. Book unread, near fine with S&S remainder mark at bottom edge. DJ very good plus with some edge chipping. 411 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.
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cover of The Outfit: A Novel

The Outfit: A Novel

by Brown, J.P.S.

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Published
1971
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Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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$175.00

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Dial Press, 1971. Stated first printing. Faux-leather-patterned boards, gilt titles. Set on a cattle ranch in Nevada and by the author of Jim Kane. Brown was a working cowboy and lived in the White Mountains of Arizona. Book very good plus with top edge soil. DJ very good with edgewear, two small chips at spine-ends, 349 pp.. 1st Edition.… Read more
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cover of Nights in the Garden of Brooklyn: The Collected Stories

Nights in the Garden of Brooklyn: The Collected Stories

by Swados, Harvey

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Published
1986
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
ISBN
9780670809745
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$40.00

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Viking Press, 1986. First printing (FP). Black cloth spine, black boards, gilt titles. Contains 21 stories with an Introduction by Robin Swados. Book very good with edge spotting, remainder mark at bottom edge. DJ also very good with tiny tear at foreedge. 381 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.
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cover of Laughable Loves

Laughable Loves

by Kundera, Milan

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Published
1978
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
ISBN
9780719534942
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$40.00

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John Murray, 1978. First UK edition. Translated by Suzanne Rappaport. Contains seven stories and with an Introduction by Philip Roth. Book unread, very good plus with light spotting to top edge. DJ near fine. 242 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Near Fine.
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Juneteenth

by Ellison, Ralph

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Condition
Fine
Edition
1st Edition
ISBN
9780394464572
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$50.00

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Random House Stated first edition with RH customary edition statement. With an Introduction, Notes and Afterword by editor John fF. Callahan. Unread and as new in like DJ. 368 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.
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