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Breeder

by CLEGG, Douglas

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Published
2002
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New
Edition
First
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$125.00

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SIGNED in publisher's Original Slipcase (often missing). Perfect Clegg Collectible. First Edition of Breeder, one of 26 Lettered copies, in original publisher's protective SLIPCASE, both in flawless, Library Quality condition. SIGNED by Douglas Clegg, Edward Lee and Canigli on a special page. Additionally, this copy is signed by publisher Larry Roberts, founder of Bloodletting Press. A perfect copy of Library-quality.… Read more
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One Lonely Night

by SPILLANE, Mickey

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Published
1991
Condition
As New
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$100.00

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SIGNED without personalization, an Unread copy of the 40th Anniversary Edition of Spillane's "One Lonely Night." No writings or markings of any kind. Opened only by Spillane to sign. Book #3114. $100. We specialize in Rare Ayn Rand, history, and science.
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Axel

by CAREPELAN, Bo

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Published
1989
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
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$30.00

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Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. A very Near Fine First Edition of Axel in a Near-Fine jacket. First Edition in English of Bo Carpelan's tribute to his father's friendship with the great Finnish musician, Jean Sibelius. "When Axel Carpelan died, Sibelius was deeply distraught, writing in his diary to whom should I now write music?… Read more
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Bringing out the Dead

by CONNELLY, Joe

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Published
1998
Condition
New
Edition
First
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$85.00

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SIGNED First Edition UNread copy of Connelly's semi-autobiographical first novel about a NYC EMS driver who loses it on the streets of Hell's Kitchen. Basis for the 1999 Martin Scorsese film starringf Nicholas Cage. A beautiful First Edition copy opened only for Connelly to sign without inscription on the title page. Book #C3109. $85. We specialize in Rare Ayn Rand,… Read more
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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

by FOER, Jonathan Safron

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Published
2005
Condition
As New
Edition
First
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$55.00

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The voice of a 9 year old child whose father died in the terrorist attack on 9 11. A beautiful signed copy of this novel in highly collectible As New condition. One to watch! Book #C3105. $55. We specialize in Rare Ayn Rand, history, and science.
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A Is for Alibi

by GRAFTON, Sue

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Published
1986
Condition
Fine
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$498.00

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SIGNED/Inscribed by Grafton on Title Page. First British Edition of Grafton's A. Fine in a fine jacket. You kill people you hate or you kill in rage or you kill to get even, but you don't kill someone you're indifferent to." Book #P3386. $498. We specialize in Rare, Signed, and Manuscript Ayn Rand, history, and science.
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Night of the Jabberwock

by BROWN, Fredric

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Published
1950
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First
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$175.00

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First Edition in bright, unclipped jacket. "Two walls of my living room are lined with them (books) and they overflow the bookcases in my bedroom and I even have a shelf of them in the bathroom. What do I mean, even? I think a bathroom without a bookshelf is as incomplete as would be one without a toilet." A very… Read more
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Goat Dance

by CLEGG, Douglas

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Published
2002
Condition
As New
Edition
First
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$59.00

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SIGNED Limited Edition copy of Clegg's debut novel, Library Quality in As New jacket. Copy #540/666 numbered copies signed by Douglas Clegg [author], Don D'Auria [introduction] and Glenn Chadbourne [interior artist] on a laid in limitation leaf. Book #C2144. $59. We specialize in Rare Ayn Rand, history, and science. *****All our books are sanitized for your protection before mailing.
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Uncommon type

by HANKS, Tom

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Published
2017
Condition
As New
Edition
First
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$68.00

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SIGNED by actor Tom Hanks on a blank leaf preceding the Title Page of Uncommon Type. Library Quality Signed First Edition of the actor's venture into the short story genre. Unread, still tight copy, opened only by Mr. Hanks for his signature. Book #C2142. $68. We specialize in Rare Ayn Rand, history, and science.
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A Painted House

by GRISHAM, John

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Published
2000
Edition
First
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$225.00

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Unread, complete 6 issues of Oxford American's ORIGINAL publication of John Grisham's A Painted House. Precedes the First Edition in book form in 2001. "There isn't a single lawyer in the whole book," Grisham quipped pre-publication. Includes Rare Issue # 34, Southern Music Issue and Unopened, SEALED CD. Perfect condition with tracks by Dolly Parton, Tom Petty, Dean Martin,… Read more
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Simple Takes a Wife Signed in Cleveland!

by HUGHES, Langston

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Published
1953
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First
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$2,200.00

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SIGNED First Edition Presentation copy of Hughes' Simple Takes a Wife, the breakthrough second title in Hughes' acclaimed "Simple" series, "The most famous character in black fiction." Inscribed by Langston Hughes to a close friend and longtime Cleveland NAACP member, Irene Liggins. Ralph Ellison praised Simple Takes a Wife as "a vivid picture of Negro life and its richness." and… Read more
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Quest for the Future

by VAN VOGT, A E

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Condition
Fine
Edition
First
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$150.00

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SIGNED First hardcover edition. First printing with code "43 L" on page 179. Presentation copy with signed inscription on Title Page by van Vogt to -- "May your quest for the future be successful -- A E Van Vogt" A fine copy in mildly soiled jacket with a few scuff marks. Scarce signed. Book #C2133. $150. We specialize in Rare… Read more
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Eleven Minutes

by COELHO, Paolo

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Published
2003
Condition
As New
Edition
First
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$200.00

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SIGNED UNread First Edition of Coelho's arresting novel, signed on front flyleaf. Easily removed "Signed First Edition" sticker on front jacket panel. "What does the world want of me? Does it want me to take no risks, to go back to where I came from because I didn't have the courage to say 'yes' to life? No markings of writings… Read more
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Jim Crow's Last Stand

by HUGHES, Langston

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Published
1943
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First
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$950.00

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SIGNED by Langston Hughes on the title page. "There was an old Crow by the name of Jim. The Crackers were in love with him." First Edition, Second Edition with the corrected orientation of "Belt" in the Table of Contents. Published as Number 2 of the Race and Culture Series in a stiff printed wrapper, somewhat tanned and modestly soiled,… Read more
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The Girl Hunters

by SPILLANE, Mickey

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Published
1962
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First
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$295.00

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"Best wishes from Mike and me -- Mickey Spillane" INSCRIBED Boldly by Spillane with NO personalization. An extremely good First Edition copy of The Girl Hunters. Tiny soiling on paper edges and a tad of crinkling at the bottom of a very firm spine. No cocking, no bookplate, no writing of any kind save for Spillane's. The Near-Fine Unclipped… Read more
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Infinite Jest

by WALLACE, David Foster

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Published
1996
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
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$1,450.00

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SIGNED and Dated by Foster in the year before publication! In publisher's protective jacket. Contains Publisher's Contact Info on upper right cover. A copy of the "Special Galleys Signed by the Author," the ONLY COPY we've even seen dated in 1995. Wallace's second novel, considered his magnum opus, a lengthy and complex work with copious endnotes, some containing their own… Read more
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The First Editions of Charles Dickens: Their Points and Values (SIGNED DICKENS and Eckel)

by [DICKENS, Charles] ECKEL, John C

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Published
1932
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
Limited
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$1,175.00

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SIGNATURE of Charles Dickens laid in. Limited Edition, #372 of 750 copies, numbered by the author. Leatherette, 8vo, top edge gilt, xvi, 272, [6] pp, frontispiece and 28 plates. Approximately 100 entries. A revised and enlarged edition of Eckel's 1913 work "The First Editions of the Writings of Charles Dickens and their Values. A Bibliography". Eckel provides a great deal… Read more
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10 Rules for Writing (SIGNED Limited Edition)

by LEONARD, Elmore

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Published
2007
Condition
New
Edition
First
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$195.00

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SIGNED by Elmore Leonard in ORIGINAL publisher's black cloth slipcase. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1st Edition. Pristine, UNread Limited Issue, # 329 of 400 numbered copies signed by the author. Octavo; brown leather and black cloth-covered boards; title stamped in gilt on spine and front cover. No jacket as issued..Publisher's ORIGINAL black cloth slipcase with only very minor wear. No markings,… Read more
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The Lights around the Shore

by WEIDMAN, Jerome

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Published
1943
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
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$69.00

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SIGNED Presentation Copy from "Jerry Weidman" to evidently close friend "Clotzie" with "much affection." Rmmarkably clean, perhaps unread First edition copy in excellent shape in a jacket with tears and edgewear. "Buy War Bonds" on back panel of jacket. By the author of "I Can Get it for you Wholesale," which initiated Barbra Streisand's unparalled career. Book #C2133. $69. We… Read more
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Atonement

by McEWAN, Ian

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Published
2002
Condition
As New
Edition
First
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$225.00

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SIGNED, Limited to 500 signed copies. Superlative, unread condition in matching, unclipped jacket. Exquisite copy of the National Book Critics Circle Award winner, now with archival protection. You'll not find a better copy!. Book #2131. $225. We specialize in rare Ayn Rand, history, and science.
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