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The Seamless Web

by Burnshaw, Stanley

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citynightsbooks
Published
1991
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
ISBN
9780807605349
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$100.00

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George Braziller, 1991. Third softcover printing. Inscribed (to seller) on title page. With a Foreword by James Dickey. Perhaps the ultimate text on mind-body. Book very good with some scuffs, crease to one page at foreedge, dgewear. Rare signed. 320 pp.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.
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What Black People Should Do Now

by Wiley, Ralph

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citynightsbooks
Published
1993
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
1st Edition
ISBN
9780345380456
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$25.00

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Ballantine Books, 1993. First printing. Black cloth spine, red boards and titles. A collection of essays on social customs, public personalities and other incendiary topics. Book unread, near fine. DJ likewise near fine. 374 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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Political Fictions

by Didion, Joan

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citynightsbooks
Published
2001
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
1st Edition
ISBN
9780375413384
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$50.00

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Alfred A Knopf, 2001. Second printing. In this lengthy discourse, the author dissects the machinations and personalities that led to the bungled 2000 presidential election. It is particularly interesting to read now, in the light of the subsequent political currents and changes that have brought us to the brink of complete disconnect. Book unread, near fine. DJ also near fine.… Read more
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James Baldwin: A Critical Study (Third Press Library of Criticism, 1)

by Macebuh, Stanley

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citynightsbooks
Published
1987
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
ISBN
9780893880644
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$25.00

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Third Pr Review of Books, 1987. Stated first printing. Ocher cloth, gilt titles. Contents arranged thematically and author examines Baldwin's work from a moral perspective. Book very good minus with damp-warping to text block, water stains to endsheets at extremities . DJ very good with fading to spine. 194 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.
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The Village Voice Anthology (1956-1980): Twenty-five years of writing from the Village Voice

by Stokes, Geoffrey, Ed.

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citynightsbooks
Published
1982
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
ISBN
9780688011055
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$175.00

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William Morrow & Co., 1982. First printing. Blue cloth spine, cream boards, gilt titles. With a Foreword by the editor. This anthology contains a wealth of writing by nearly every prominent voice at that time. Contents grouped by topic -- racial issues, feminist issues, local issues, social trends, crime stories and arts. Book very good plus with light spotting at… Read more
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Deep Sightings and Rescue Missions: Fiction, Essays, and Conversations

by Bambara, Toni Cade

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citynightsbooks
Published
1996
Condition
Fine
Edition
1st Edition
ISBN
9780679442509
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$85.00

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Pantheon Books, 1996. First printing. Edited and with a Preface by Toni Morrison. A collection of various writings by this now-immensely popular writer. Posthumously published, with a Preface by the editor, Toni Morrison. Book unread, as new with remainder dot at top edge. DJ as new. 255 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.
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Things Themselves: Essays and Scenes

by Price, Reynolds

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citynightsbooks
Published
1972
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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$45.00

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Atheneum, 1972. Stated first edition. Beige linen cloth, gilt titles, brown topstain. A collection of disparate pieces, a couple of them previously published by the Washington Post as well as essays on Hemingway, Faulkner and Henry James. Book very good with light spotting to cloth. DJ also very good with edgewear, slight loss at spine-ends. 269 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover.… Read more
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Eighmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil

by Arendt, Hannah

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citynightsbooks
Published
1963
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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$175.00

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Viking Press, 1963. First edition (FP). Tan cloth, black/red titles blocks, black topstain. A series of articles, some altered, that originally appeared in the New Yorker. Book very good with waterstains to cloth at edges but no other damage. DJ likewise very good, unaffected by the waterstains, with wear/slight loss at spine-ends. 275 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.
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Miami and the Siege of Chicago

by Mailer, Norman

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citynightsbooks
Published
1968
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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$225.00

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World Publishing Company, 1968. Black cloth, red titles. Subtitled An Informal History of the Republican and Democratic Conventions of 1968. Interesting to read now especially. Book very good plus with light soil at top edge. DJ likewise very good with modest edgewear. Scarce now for obvious reasons. 223 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.
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A Neutral Corner: Boxing Essays

by Liebling, A. J.

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citynightsbooks
Published
1990
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
1st Edition
ISBN
9780865474505
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$45.00

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North Point Press, 1990. First printing. Maroon cloth, gilt titles. Edited by Fred Warner and James Barbour. Liebling was a noted journalist associated with the New Yorker, his writing noted for its wit and wisdom.This collection could be regarded as, more than a sportwriter's,an intellectual's look at boxing, Book unread, with pub's remainder stamp at bottom edge. DJ near fine… Read more
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Black American Writers (Volume 2)

by Inge, M. Thomas et al, Eds.

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citynightsbooks
Published
1978
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
ISBN
9780333258934
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$45.00

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St. Martin's, 1978. First edition (NAP). Black cloth, gilt titles. This volume focussing on Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin and Amiri Baraka, with Name index at end. Book very good with edge spotting. DJ also very good with rubbing, a bit of dampwarping. 187 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.
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Shadow & Act

by Ellison, Ralph

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citynightsbooks
Published
1964
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
Item Price
$85.00

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Random House, 1964. Stated first printing. Emerald cloth, gilt titles. A collection of essays on diverse topics in life and literature, reprinted from various commercial and academic periodicals. Book very good with disparate spotting to cloth, not too noticeable, RH remainder stamp to ffep, small stain at foreedge. DJ very good minus with external cellottape repairs at head of spine,… Read more
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$85.00
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Truman Capote-Enfant Terrible

by Long, Robert Emmet

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citynightsbooks
Published
2008
Condition
Fine
Edition
1st Edition
ISBN
9780826427632
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$35.00

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Continuum, 2008. First edition (NAP). A critical study. Contents arranged by genre and publication date. Unread, as new in like DJ. 130 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.
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Greek Tragedy: A Literary Study

by Kitto, H.D.F..

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citynightsbooks
Published
1954
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
Reprint
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$25.00

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Doubleday Anchor, 1954. Anchor A38, unstated printing with 1.25 cover price and cover illustration by Edward Gorey. Contents arranged by author and genre. A near fine copy with light sunning to cover, owner signature to ffep. 430 pp.. Reprint. Soft Cover. Near Fine.
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Once There Was A War

by Steinbeck, John

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citynightsbooks
Published
1958
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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$425.00

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Viking Press, 1958. First edition (P, y). Half mustard cloth, half marbled brown paper boards, red titles and topstain. Book very good plus with several small (remainder?) stars to endsheets and inside DJ flap. DJ with illustration by Don Freeman also very good with one closed tear at back flap, minor wear to spine-ends233 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very… Read more
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Supernation at Peace and War

by Wakefield, Dan

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citynightsbooks
Published
1968
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
Item Price
$80.00

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Atlantic Little, Brown, 1968. First edition stated. Blue cloth, gilt titles. Inscribed to poet Sam Cornish on ffep, identifying him as a 'friend of Maxine' (Kumin). Book very good with some edge soil. DJ also very good with mild rubbing, age-darkening. 252 pp. + appendices.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.
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The Harlem Renaissance Remembered: Essays

by Bontemps, Arna

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citynightsbooks
Published
1972
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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$45.00

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Dodd, Mead and Company, 1972. Second printing. Black cloth, gilt titles, yellow topstain. Centerfold B&W photoplate section. Essays on Toomer, Larsen, Hughes, Cullen, McKay, Thurman, Hurston and others by various writers and scholars. Book very good plus with spotting to edges (only) of photoplate section, a few other edge spots. DJ also very good with rubbing and edgewear. 310 pp..… Read more
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Raise Race Rays Raze: Essays Since 1965

by Baraka, Amiri

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citynightsbooks
Published
1971
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
ISBN
9780394462226
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$55.00

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Random House, 1971. First edition with Random house customary edition statement. Yellow cloth spine, brown boards, black/gilt titles.Sundry essays on the arts, politics and community issues. Book very good with spotting to top edge, a few spots at bottom edge. DJ likewise very good with sunning to spine, aging. 169 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.
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Clive Barker's Shadows in Eden

by Barker, Clive

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citynightsbooks
Published
1991
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
1st Edition
ISBN
9780887330735
Item Price
$75.00

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Underwood Miller, 1991. First printing. Black cloth, gilt titles, 4-color endsheets. A compendium of his work, commentary and critical writings by other writers and a working bibliography. Book and DJ near fine. 465 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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The Craft of Fiction

by Lubbock, Percy

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citynightsbooks
Published
1958
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
Item Price
$20.00

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Viking Compass, 1958. Viking Compass C31, second printing of this edition with $.1.25 cover price. With a Preface by Mark Schorer. Not a how-to writers' manual, but rather a book-length essay on the ways in which various noted authors such as Dickens and Flaubert have approached the construction of a novel. A very good plus unread copy with some aging… Read more
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