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At Weddings and Wakes
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At Weddings and Wakes

By Alice McDermott

Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1992 McDermott (1953-) is an American author; she wrote her first novel, That Night, in 1987. The sale volume is her third book from 1992. Stated first edition with no additional printings listed. Tan paper boards with red cloth at spiine; gold lettering on spine only. Binding tight and square, clean and bright with no flaws. Unclipped dust jacket has no flaws. 213 pages.

$19.00

Sylvester or The Wicked Uncle
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Sylvester or The Wicked Uncle

By Heyer, Georgette

G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1957 Georgette Heyer (1902-1974) was a British author who wrote over sixty novels in a long career. She set the standard for mysteries as well as historical romances set in Regency England. The sale item is the first American edition from 1957. Red leatherette binding with gold lettering on spine only. Binding tight and square but has wear at top and bottom of spine. Unclipped dust jacket is clean and bright but badly chipped at top and bottom of jacket. Repairs have been made and now Brodart covered. 309 pages.

$30.00

A Confederacy of Dunces
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A Confederacy of Dunces

By Toole, John Kennedy

Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, 2000 Toole (1937-1969) wrote the manuscripts for two books before his death, The Neon Bible when he was sixteen, and later A Confederacy of Dunces. He was never able to get either one published. Dunces was finally published in 1980 because of the persistence of his mother and the help of author Walker Percy. There were seventeen printings of the 1980 edition. A twentieth anniversary edition was published in May 2000; the sale item is the stated eleventh printing from 2011. Tan cloth binding with red lettering on spine only. Binding tigt and square with no flaws. Unclipped dust jacket carries no price (Academic publisher) and has no flaws. 338 pages.

$28.00

The Distant Hours: A Novel
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The Distant Hours: A Novel

By Morton, Kate

Atria Books, 2010 Kate Morton (1976-) is an Australian author who's first book, The House at Riverton, was published in 2006. Since that time she has publisher four more. The sale item is her third book from 2010. Stated first American edition with full number line. Light blue paper boards with dark blue lettering on spine only. Binding tight and square with no major flaws other than bumping at top and bottom of spine. Unclipped dust jacket has a small repaired tear at top of spine but no other fault. 56 2 pages.

$24.00

These Old Shades
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These Old Shades

By Heyer, Georgette

E. P. Dutton & Company, New York, 1966 Heyer (1902-1974) was a British author who wrote mysteries and historical romances set in Regency England. She wrote over 60 novels in a long career. The sale item is the stated first American edition from 1966. Blue cloth binding with black lettering on spine only. Binding tight and square, clean and bright with no major soiling on page block. Previous owners name inside front boar at top of page. Slight cocking of spine toward the top of book. Unclipped dust jacket is bright and clean with minor chippipng at extremities. Now Brodart covered to prevent further wear. 362 pages.

$43.00

Flashman And The Angel Of The Lord
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Flashman And The Angel Of The Lord

By George MacDonald Fraser

Knopf, 1995 Fraser (1926-2000) made a career of telling the world about Sir Harry Flashman, the world's greatest malingerer and general creep. In this volume, our anti-hero is up to his old tricks. Stated first American edition. Tan paper boards with white cloth at spine; gold lettering on spine only. Author's signature attached to half title page. Binding tight and square, clean and bright with no flaws. Unclipped dust jacket is bright and clean with no blaws. 394 pages including a glossary.

$63.00

The Gentleman From Indianapolis: A Treasury of Booth Tarkington

By Tarkington, Booth

Doubleday and Company, Garden City, NY, 1957 Tarkington (1869-1946) was an American author and playwright, best remembered today for The Magnificent Ambersons (1919) and Alice Adams (1922). He won a Pulitzer Prize for both novels. The sale item is a book club anthology, edited by John Beecroft with illustrations by John Allen Maxwell. It contains both novels plus Penrod, six of his short stories and segments of three additional novels. Green leatherette boards with black leatherette spine; green and gold lettering on spine only. Binding tight and square with no flaws other than a slight cocking at spine. Dust jacket has no price (book club). Bright and clean with no flaws other than minor bumping at bottom of spine. 732 pages.

$22.00

Lady of Quality
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Lady of Quality

By Heyer,Georgette

The Bodley Head, London, 1972 Georgette Heyer (1902-1974) was a British author who wrote over sixty novels in a long career. She set the standard for mysteries as well as historical romances set in Regency England. The sale item is the first British edition from 1972. Blue cloth binding with gold lettering on spine only. Binding tight and square but slightly cocked with minor foxing at top of page block. Unclipped dust jacket (price in British currency) is clean and bright with bumping but no tears. Now Brodart covered. 255 pages.

$27.00

Gertrude and Claudius
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Gertrude and Claudius

By Updike, John

Alfred A. Knopf, 2000 Updike (1932-2009) was author who wrote for both adults and young adults. His works indluded novels, essays, poetry, and short story collections. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize twice in his career. The sale volume is unusual for Updike since it concerns a King and Queen of Denmark before the action described in Hamlet; a long time before Rabbit Angstrom. Stated first edition. Red cloth binding with gold lettering on front board and spine. Binding tight and square with no flaws. Unclipped dust jacket has a few minor bumps but no tears. 212 pages.

$28.00

Tipperary: A Novel
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Tipperary: A Novel

By Frank Delaney

Random House, New York, 2007 Delaney (1942-2017) was an Irish born author (fiction and non-fiction), journalist (New York Times), broadcaster (BBC), and Booker Prize judge, who lived in England and died in America. He was also an authority on James Joyce's Ulysses. The sale item was his second novel published in the US. Stated first edition with full number line. White paper boards with green paper at spine; silver lettering on spine only. Clean and bright with no flaws. Unclipped dust jacket has no flaws. 445 pages.

$16.00

The Book of Daniel: A Novel
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The Book of Daniel: A Novel

By E.L. Doctorow

Random House, 2002 Doctorow (1931-2015) was an American author and educator. He wrote his first novel, Welcome to Hard Times, in 1960. The Book of Daniel is his third novel, originally publised in 1971. The sale item is a reissue edition from 2002 with full number line and a jacket that shows the price. Black paper binding with gold lettering on spine. Unclipped dust jacket is a copy of the 1971 original. Both binding and jacket have no flaws. 303 pages.

$15.00

Eben Holden: A Tale of the North Country
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Eben Holden: A Tale of the North Country

By Bacheller, Irving

Lothrop Publishing Company, Boston, 1900 Bacheller (1859-1950) was an American newpaper editor, author, and owner of the first news syndicate in the US. His syndicate was able to introduce the writings of British authors like Doyle, Conrad, and Kipling to American readers. The sale item was the author's most popular book. Originally published July 1900 and four additional printings in that year, the last on September 25, 1900. Fine except for the previous owner's name on front free end page. Red cloth binding with gold lettering on front board and spine. Gold gilt on upper edge of page block and rough cut on outer and lower edge. Binding is tight and square with no flaws other than the name. 432 pages.

$24.00

Soldier's Three
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Soldier's Three

By Kipling, Rudyard

M. M. Caldwell Company Publishers, New York & Boston Kipling (1865-1936) was a British journalist, novelist, and short story author. He won the Nobel prize in 1907 for his efforts. Born in India and educated in England in a time when the British Empire was predominant. Many of his books and stories reflect his views on the colonies that are not politically correct today. That is unfortunate because he is one of England's greatest authors, and should be more popular. The sale item is part of the Berkeley Library series from Caldwell. No actual date of publication but has to be early 1900's; Caldwell was in buiness between 1896 and 1914. Green cloth binding with gold lettering and red decoration on front board and spine. Gold gilding at top of page block with rough cut on fore and lower edge of page block. No indication that this was published with a jacket. Binding tight and square with no major flaws other than bumping at top and bottom of spine, and normal wear for its age. 409 pages.

$23.00

The Best Man
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The Best Man

By Reidinger,Paul

E. P. Dutton, New York, 1986 This is the author's debut novel published in 1986. The sale is a signed first edition. Gray paper binding with white cloth at spine; gold lettering on spine only. Signed by author abpve his name on title page. Binding is tight and square with no flaws other than minor bumping at top and bottom of spine. Unclipped dust jacket has no flaws other than the usual bumping at spine and a slight nick at top of front board area. 168 pages.

$24.00

Thunder in the Kerk
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Thunder in the Kerk

By Marlowe,Ann

Dodd, Mead & Company, 1979 There is very little information available for Ann Marlowe. She was born in Canada, educated in the US, married the novelist Stephen Marlowe and spent most of her life in Europe. She wrote several books in the 70's and 80's starting with a title called The Winnowing Winds. The sale volume from 1979 appears to be her second novel; first edition from 1979 with full number line. Yellow paper boards with maroon cloth at spine; gold lettering on spine only. Binding has no flaws. Unclipped dust jacket would have been graded as fine except for a small scrape on front board side above author's name. 279 pages.

$16.00

Put Out More Flags
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Put Out More Flags

By Waugh, Evelyn

Little Brown Company, 1977 Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966) wrote Put Out More Flags in 1942; it was his sixth novel and his seventh book. The sale volume is part of a re-issue from October 1977 with white paper boards bound at spine with blue cloth; gold lettering on front board and spine. Binding is in very good shape with only flaw being minor bumping at spine. Unclipped dust jacket, designed and illustrated by Howard Coster, is bright and clean and has a small repaired tear at top of front board area. Dust jacket has not been clipped but carries no price; no indication of a book club. Isbn number is listed on back of jacket rather than copyright page. 286 pages.

$17.00

True History of the Kelly Gang
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True History of the Kelly Gang

By Peter Carey

Alfred A. Knopf, 2001 Peter Carey (1943-) was born in Australia and now lives in New York City. He wrote his first collection (The Fat Man in History) in 1974 and his first novel (Bliss) in 1981. The sale item from 2001 was awarded the Booker Prize. First American edition with no additional printings listed. Red paper boards with black cloth at spine; gold lettering on spine only. Binding tight, square, clean and bright. Unclipped dust jacket has no flaws. 353 pages.

$69.00

The Beginning of Spring
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The Beginning of Spring

By Fitzgerald, Penelope

Henry Holt & Co, New York, 1989

$60.00

The Road
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The Road

By McCarthy, Cormac

Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2006 McCarthy (1933-) is an American author who writes what has been referred to as American western gothic. He wrote his first book, The Orchard Keeper, in 1965. The sale item is his last novel published so far, from 2006. The sale item is a first edition but a stated second printing. Black paper boards with black cloth binding; brown lettering on spine only. Binding is tight, square, clean and bright with no flaws. Unclipped dust jacket has no flaws. 241 pages.

$26.00

A Fairly Honourable Defeat: A Novel
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A Fairly Honourable Defeat: A Novel

By Murdoch, Iris

Viking Press, New York, 1970 Murdoch (1919-1999) was born in Ireland and was educated at Oxford, She then taught there and spent the rest of her life in England. and taught there. She then spent the rest of her life in England. author and educator (Oxford) who spent most of her life in England. She wrote over 20 novels that delved into the morals and ethics that make sense in one's life. Her first success was her novel, Under the Net from 1954. Her last novel was published in 1995. The sale item is from 1970, a first edition but a second printing. Yellow paper boads with green cloth at spine; yellow and black printing on spine. Binding tight and square, clean and bright but previous owners name and complete address inside front board. Unclipped dust jacke is clean and bright with bumps but no tears. 436 pages.

$21.00

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