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The Last Enchantment

By Stewart, Mary

Mary Stewart (1916-2014) was a popular British who wrote for adults and young adults. She wrote her first book (Madame, Will You Talk?) in 1955. Between 1969 and 1983, she wrote the four books that cover the Arthurian legend of England, written from the point of view of Merlin the magician. The sale item is the third book in the quartet; stated first edition with full number line. Binding is black cloth with gold lettering on spine only. Binding tight and square, clean and bright with no flaws other than minor bumping at top and bottom of spine. Unclipped dust jacket has minor wear at corners and bumping at top and bottom of spine; otherwise clean and bright. 538 pages.

$29.00

The Flowers of Adonis
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The Flowers of Adonis

By Sutcliff, Rosemary

New York: Coward-McCann Inc. , 1970. First American edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Sutcliff (1920-1992) was a British author of historical fiction for both young adults and adult readers. In the course of her long career, she gave us her take on Robin Hood, Arthur, Beowulf, Tristan and Isolde plus the Iliad and the Odyssey. She published her first book, The Queen Elizabeth Story in 1950. The sale item, The Flowers of Adonis, covers the warring city states in ancient Greece. Stated first American edition from 1970. Green cloth boards with gold lettering on front board and spine. Binding tight and square with bumping at top and bottom of spine but no other major flaw. Unclipped dust jacket has wear at top and bottom of spine and corners of front board area; a few minor tears have been repaired. 383 pages.

$35.00

True Grit
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True Grit

By Portis, Charles

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1968. Book Club. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. True Grit is the second book that Portis (1933-) wrote and it is his most successful effort by far. It has been adapted for two movies to date, the story of Rooster Cogburn and Mattie Ross. The sale item is a book club editon with 1968 on the copyright page. Blue leatherette binding with black lettering on spine only and yellow on the upper edge of the page block. No marking inside or out. Binding tight and square. Dust jacket is clean and bright with only flaws being a small repaired tear at top of spine a small scrape at the bottom of spine. 224 pages.

$58.00

A Private View
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A Private View

By Brookner, Anita

New York: Random House, 1995. First printing. Hardcover. Fine/fine. Anita Brookner (1928-2016) was a British educator, author, and Booker Prize winner. She wrote her first book (A Start in Life) in 1981. The sale item is her fourteenth novel, published in 1994, first American edition with Random House number line (starts with the number 2.) Black paper boards bound at spine with black cloth; silver lettering on front board and spine. Unclipped dust jacket has no bumps or tears. 242 pages.

$22.00

The Best of Modern Humor
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The Best of Modern Humor

By Richler, Mordecai; Editor

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1983. First printing. Hardcover. Fine/very good. Richler (1931-2001) was a Jewish author, born in Montreal, who spent two decades in London; he is probably best remembered for the book The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz from 1959. He was asked to edit this book because he was able to recognize humor when he saw it, as demonstrated by the foreward of the book. The collection consists of articles, short stories, and excerpts by a who's-who of twentieth century author, humorists, and actors, including Mencken, Lardner, Benchley, Thurber up to Woody Allen, Nora Ephron, and Garrison Kiellor; 64 items in all. Black paper boards bound at spine with black cloth; gold lettering on spine only. The jacket carries no price but is not clipped. Minor sunning at top of front board area but no tears. 535 pages along with a six page permission acknowledgments.

$28.00

Homeplace
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Homeplace

By Siddons, Anne Rivers

New York: Harper & Row, 1987. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Siddons (1936-) is an Atlanta author who wrote her first book (Heartbreak Hotel) in 1976. The sale item is her fourth novel from 1987. Black cloth binding with gold lettering on spine only. Binding tight, square, and clean with minor bumping at top and bottom of spine. Previous owner's name on front free end page. Unclipped dust jacket shows wear at top of back board and a small chip at top of spine. Repairs and restoraions have been made. 330 pages.

$23.00

Doctor Fischer of Geneva or the Bomb Party
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Doctor Fischer of Geneva or the Bomb Party

By Greene, Graham

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1980. First printing. Hardcover. Fine/fine. Greene (1904-1991) was an English author famous for such titles as This Gun for Hire (1936), The Heart of the Matter(1940), and The Third Man(1950. The sale Item (Doctor Fischer of Geneva) is an effort from late in Greene's career but has the same tense, dark, troubling feel of the older novels. Stated first edition with full number line. Maroon cloth binding wsith gold lettering on spine only. No bumps, dirt, or wear, but ink on the bottom edge of page block may be what is left of a remainder mark. Unclipped dust jacket has no bumps or tears. 156 pages.

$17.00

The Cave
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The Cave

By Warren, Robert Penn

New York: Random House, 1959. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Robert Penn Warren (1905-1989) was an American poet and novelist, probably most famous for his 1946 novel All the King's Men. He wrote nine novels and over 20 collections including poetry and short stories over a long career. The sale item is his sixth novel from 1959. It tells the story of a man trapped in a cave and the attempts at his rescue; it also shows that the main characters have their own problems. Brown cloth binding with white, gold, and black lettering/decoration on front board and spine. Binding tight and square, clean and bright with minor bumping. Unclipped dust jacket has minor wear and chipping at extremities but no major tears. 403 pages.

$41.00

Light in August
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Light in August

By Faulkner, William

New York, 1997. Book of the Month Club. Hardcover. Fine/fine. Faulkner (1897 - 1962) won the Nobel and is considered one of America's greatest writers Light In August was originally published in 1932, his seventh novel. The sale item is a Book of the Month Club edition from 1997. Black paper boards bound at spine with black cloth; gold lettering on spine only. Binding tight, square, clean and bright with no flaws. Book club jacket (no price) has the author's picture on front and back. 480 pages. 8.25 inched by 5.5 inches.

$20.00

The Neon Bible
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The Neon Bible

By John Kennedy Toole

New York: Grove Press, 1989. First printing. Hardcover. Fine/fine. 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. Nine years later, W. Kenneth Holditch who inherited the earlier manuscript was able to get The Neon Bible published by Grove Press. The sale volume is the stated first editio, first print with an introduction by W. Kenneth Holditch. Tan paper boards bound at spine with blue cloth; gold lettering on spine only. Binding tight and square, clean and bright with no flaws. Unclipped dust jacket has no flaws. 162 pages.

$49.00

The Gift of Asher Lev
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The Gift of Asher Lev

By Potok, Chaim

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990. First Printing. Hardcover. Fine/fine. Potok (1929-2002) was an ordained Rabbi. His work depicts the conflict that faces all cultures and religions - modernism versus tradition. The Gift of Asher Lev was his seventh novel published in 1990. Stated first trade edition with no additional printings listed. Tan paper boards with red cloth at spine: gold lettering on front board and spine. Binding tight and squre with no flaws. Unclipped dust jacket has no flaws or tears. 370 pages.

$22.00

The Oath
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The Oath

By Wiesel, Elie

New York: Random House, 1973. First printing. Hardcover. Fine/fine. Wiesel (1928-2016) was a Hungarian born American writer, educator, and political activist. He survived both Auschwitz and Buchenwald during the second world war. He is probably most famous for his first novel, 'Night', from 1960. The Oath from 1973 is the author's eleventh novel. Stated first edition, first printing with Random House number line reading 3 5 7 9 8 6 4 2. Red paper boards bound at spine with red cloth; gold lettering on spine only. Binding tight and square, clean and bright with no flaws. Unclipped dust jacket is bright and clean with no flaws. 283 pages.

$27.00

The Namesake:  A Novel
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The Namesake: A Novel

By Lahiri, Jhumpa

New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2003. Second printing. Hardcover. Very Good/fine. Lahiri (1967 -) is a London born American author and educator. Her first book, Interpreter of Maladies from 1999, was a collection of short stories. The Namesake is her second book and first novel. The sale item is the second printing of the first edition, with number line starting with 2, Tan paper boards with brown cloth at spine; gold lettering on spine only. Binding clean and bright, square but has a slight out bow of the front board. Previous owner's nam on front free end page. Unclipped dust jacket is bright and clean with minor bumping but no tears. 291 pages.

$17.00

Sun Dial Street
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Sun Dial Street

By Leimbach, Marti

New York: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 1992. First printing. Hardcover. Fine/fine. Marti Leimbach (1963 -) is an American now living in England. She wrote her first novel, Dying Young, in 1990. Sun Dial Street is her second book, from 1992. Stated first American edition with full number line. Yellow paper boards bound at spine with black cloth; gold lettering on spine only. Binding tight, square, clean and bright with no flaws. Unclipped dust jaceket has no flaws. 276 pages.

$20.00

World's Fair
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World's Fair

By Doctorow, E. L.

Random House, 1985. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Doctorow (1931 -) is a master at combining fiction with fact to paint a very realistic description of a period of time in American history. In World's Fair from 1985, he takes the actual 1939 World's Fair and mixes in the events and people of the time, including a nine year old narrator that could be a copy of the author. Stated first edition from 1985 with full Random House number line (2 4 6 8 9 7 5 3). Green cloth binding with gold lettering on front boar and spine. Binding tight and square, clean and bright with minor bumping at top and bottom of spine only. Unclipped dust jacket has minor bumps but no tears. 288 pages.

$38.00

The Gift of Asher Lev
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The Gift of Asher Lev

By Potok, Chaim

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990. First printing. Hardcover. Fine/very good. Potok (1929-2002) was an ordained Rabbi. His work depicts the conflict that faces all cultures and religions - modernism versus tradition. The Gift of Asher Lev was his seventh novel published in 1990. Stated first trade edition with no additional printings listed. Tan paper boards with red cloth at spine: gold lettering on front board and spine. Binding tight and squre with no flaws. Unclipped dust jacket has a few minor bumps at top of front board and spine. 370 pages.

$18.00

Caleb's Crossing
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Caleb's Crossing

By Brooks, Geraldine

New York: Viking , 2011. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine/fine. Brooks (1955-) is an Australian born American who worked for the Wall Street Journal as a foreign correspondent she began writing fiction. Her first novel, Year of Wonder from 2001 was a best seller. Caleb's Crossing is her fourth novel. Stated first edition, first printing with full number line. Gray paper boards with gold lettering on front board and spine. Binding tight and square with no flaws. Undlipped dust jacket has no bumps, tears, or soilning. 306 pages.

$22.00

Jitterbug Perfume
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Jitterbug Perfume

By Robbins, Tom

NewYork: Bantam Books, 1984. First printing. Hardcover. Fine/very good. Robbins (1936-) is an American author, famous for his irreverent, illogiical, and always hilarious novels. His first novel, Another Roadside Attraction, was published in 1973. The sale item is his fourth book, a stated first edition, first printing from December 1984. Black paper binding with black cloth at spine; gold lettering on spine only. Binding tight, clean and bright with no marking inside or out. Unclipped dust jacket is worn at top of spine and has several small tears at top of front board. Repairs have been made but damage is noticeable because of the black jacket. 342 pages.

$68.00

From the Dust Returned: A Novel
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From the Dust Returned: A Novel

By Bradbury, Ray

New York: William Morrow, 2001. Fourth printing. Hardcover. Fine/very good. Charles Adams. Bradbury (1920-2012) apparently didn't like the term Sci-Fi and preferred 'fantastical and unreal'. No one should argue with one of the most popular authors of the 20th and early 21st century. The sale item from 2001 was one of the autor's last books; it describes a family reunion that is definitely fantastical and unreal since the members were born centuries apart and the setting is northern Illinois. First edition, fourth pringintg with a number line that reads 10 9 8 7 6 5 4. Black paper binding with gold lettering on spine only. Binding tight and square with no flaws. Dust jacket (illustrated by Charles Adams) has a small nick on fore edge of front board but no other problem. Dust jacket carries an isbn number but no price. 204 pages.

$17.00

Beauty:  A Novel
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Beauty: A Novel

By Wilson. Susan

New York: Crown Publishers, 1996. First printing. Hardcover. Fine/fine. Susan Wilson (1951-) is an American author of fiction; The sale item is her first novel, from 1996: a new and different take on the Beauty and the Beast story. The author has since written nine more books, the most recent in 2017. Stated first edition with full number line. White paper boards with white cloth at spine; gold lettering on spine only. Binding tight and square with no flaws. Unclipped dust jacket is bright and clean with no bumps or tears. 200 pages.

$21.00

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