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Zuckerman Unbound (Signed Limited Edition)

by Roth, Philip

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Published
1981
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
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$150.00

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New York: Farrar Straus, 1981. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Cloth 8vo. Issued without dustwrapper and housed in a hard slipcase. Limited SIGNED edition, one of only 350 hand-numbered and signed copies. Fine condition. Signed by Author.
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Genet A Biography (Inscribed by White)

by Literary Biography - White, Edmund (Jean Genet)

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Published
1993
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First American edition
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$30.00

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New York: Alfred Knopf, 1993. First American edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Quarter cloth over boards. Stated first American edition of this comprehensive 728 pp biography of Genet. Illustrated with some black and white photographs. A very good copy in price-intact dustwrapper. Wrapper has a short tear near the spine crown. This copy… Read more
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A Generous Man

by Price, Reynolds

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Published
1966
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First edition
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$40.00

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New York: Atheneum, 1966. First edition. Cloth. Near Fine/fine. Clothbound 8vo in dustwrapper. A 275 pp novel by the author of A Long and Happy Life. Stated first edition. A handsome near fine copy in price-intact dustwrapper. Nice copy.
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The Consul's File (Signed)

by Theroux, Paul

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Derringer Books
Published
1977
Condition
Very Good +
Edition
First U.K. Edition
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$60.00

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London: Hamish Hamilton, 1977. First U.K. Edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/very good. Lovely first UK edition. SIGNED by Theroux. A handsome very good copy in aqua boards in very good unclipped jacket with some toning to the rear panel.
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The Songlines (Signed Leatherbound Edition)

by Chatwin, Bruce

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Derringer Books
Published
1987
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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$50.00

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Franklin, PA: Franklin Library, 1987. First Edition. Leather. Very Good. First US edition published in full leather by the Franklin Library. SIGNED by Chatwin. 293 pp. A very good copy with some wear to the edges of the front cover. Signed by Author.
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Fifth Sunday

by Dove, Rita

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Derringer Books
Published
1985
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First edition
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$40.00

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Lexington: University of Kentucky, 1985. First edition. Paperback. Near Fine. Trade paperbound original book. 71 pp. The poet's first short story collection. A near fine example. With publisher's "Compliments of the Author" card laid in. Published as Volume One in the Callaloo Fiction Series at the University of Kentucky.
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The Capture of Trieste (Signed Limited)

by Ahern, Tom

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Derringer Books
Published
1978
Condition
Fine
Edition
First edition
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$150.00

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Cambridge and Providence: Windfall Press and Burning Deck, 1978. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/near fine. Hardbound 8vo in dustwrapper. 66 pp. A work of prose. Fine hardbound book in dustwrapper with a tiny nick at the top of the front panel and a small sticker afixed to the rear panel. This is one of only… Read more
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James and Nora (Signed Limited Edition and Publisher's Copy); Portrait of Joyce's Marriage

by O'Brien, Edna

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Derringer Books
Published
1981
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First edition
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$150.00

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Northridge: Lord John Press, 1981. First edition. Cloth. Near Fine. Special limited edition in slipcase. 35 pp "portrait" of James Joyce's marriage as seen from Edna O'Brien's imaginative point of view. The book was printed in a limited edition of 250 numbered copies and 26 lettered copies. This copy is specially labeled "Publisher's Copy". … Read more
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Top Stories #9 New York City In 1979

by Acker, Kathy

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Derringer Books
Published
1981
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First edition
Item Price
$90.00

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Buffalo: Top Stories, 1981. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. Stapled wrappers. The ninth issue of this self-described prose periodical. An unpaginated chapbook containing prose work by Kathy Acker with black and white photographs by Anne Turyn. Very good condition in photo-illustrated stapled wrappers.
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My Life of Absurdity (Review Copy); The Autobiography of Chester Himes Volume II

by Himes, Chester

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Derringer Books
Published
1976
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First edition
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$50.00

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New York: Doubleday, 1976. First edition. Cloth. Very Good/near fine. Cloth 8vo in dustwrapper. Stated first edition of the second volume in the author's autobiography. 398 pp. Illustrated with some photographs. A very good copy with some age spotting to top edge. The price-intact dustwrapper is in bright near fine condition. REVIEW… Read more
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The Buried Giant (Signed)

by Ishiguro, Kazuo

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Derringer Books
Published
2015
Condition
Fine
Edition
First edition
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$75.00

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New York: Alfred Knopf, 2015. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/near fine. 8vo. 317 pp. First edition stated. A novel by the author of Remains of the Day. A fine copy in near fine price-intact dustwrapper. This copy has been SIGNED by the recent Nobel Prize winner.
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N by E.

by Kent, Rockwell

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Published
1930
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First edition
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$45.00

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New York: Brewer & Warren, 1930. First edition. Cloth. Very Good. Cloth 8vo. 281 pp. Written by and illustrated by Rockwell Kent about an actual voyage to Greenland in small boats. Some typical darkening to spine color else a sound very good copy in thick oatmeal cloth covers decorated in navy. No dustwrapper with… Read more
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The Perfect Storm

by Junger, Sebastian

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Derringer Books
Published
1997
Condition
Fine
Edition
First edition
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$50.00

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New York: W W Norton, 1997. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/fine. Hardbound octavo in dustwrapper. 227 pp. First printing of this highly acclaimed book based on the true story of a ship that went out to sea and never returned. A fine copy in dustwrapper.
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Pandect of C.L.D.

by Ernst, Morris L.

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Published
1965
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First edition
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$30.00

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Mount Vernon: Peter Pauper Press, 1965. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/fine. Very small hardbound 8vo in dustwrapper. 44 pp. Ever so faint offset to the endpapers, else a fine copy in fine decorated dustwrapper. A slender volume containing essays by Ernst on Alice In Wonderland.
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Madman's Drum

by Woodcuts - Ward, Lynd

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Published
1930
Condition
Very Good +
Edition
First edition
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$175.00

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New York: Jonathan Cape Harrison Smith, 1930. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/none. 8vo. Stated "first published 1930" on copyright page. Magnificent volume of woodcuts by Ward. His second major work. A story told in pictures. Attractive vintage bookplate affixed to the inside front pastedown. Shelfwear to bottom of board edges else… Read more
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God's Other Son (Signed)

by Imus, Don

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Published
1994
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
Second printing
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$25.00

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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1994. Second printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/near fine. 8vo. 319 pp. A humorous novel by the famed radio personality. Second printing. A near fine copy in dustwrapper. SIGNED by Imus on the front endpaper.
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An Anthology of the Home Counties

by Mortimer, John D.

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Published
1947
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First edition
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$25.00

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London: Methuen & Co, 1947. First edition. Cloth. Very Good/very good. Cloth 8vo in dustwrapper. 256 pp. Photo frontis. Introduction by John Betjeman. Illustrated with sixteen half-tone plates. A very good copy in price-intact dustwrapper.
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The Age of Grief (Signed)

by Smiley, Jane

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Derringer Books
Published
1987
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First edition
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$35.00

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New York: Alfred Knopf, 1987. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Hardbound 8vo in dustwrapper. 213 pp. Stated first edition. A collection of stories and a novella. By the author of Barn Blind. A very good copy in price-intact dustwrapper. SIGNED by the author on the half-title page.
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The Owl A Story For Children

by Mamet, David

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Derringer Books
Published
1987
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
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$100.00

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New York: The Kipling Press, 1987. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. First edition of this children's book illustrated by Lindsay Crouse and told by playwright David Mamet. A fine hardcover book in near fine price intact dustwrapper. This copy INSCRIBED by Mamet to Paul Martel in 1995. Signed by Author.
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Nova Broadcast Chapbooks # 1 - 6 (all Published) Includes Drive Suite, Miss Vietnam, A Book About Love & War & Death, Planet Noise, The Dead Star and Twinpak)

by Herman, Jan, Editor (Ray Bremser, Wolf Vostell, Dick Higgins, Liam O'Gallagher, William Burroughs and Norman Mustill)

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Derringer Books
Published
1969
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First edition
Item Price
$475.00

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San Francisco: Nova Broadcast Press, 1969. First edition. Paperback. Near Fine. Stapled wrappers. 12mo. Complete set of the six chapbooks published by Nova Broadcast between 1968 and 1969 all edited by Jan Herman. Each booklet in near fine or better condition. Difficult to find complete sets in such exemplary condition.
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$475.00