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Bagatelle and Some Other Diversions (First Edition)

by Long, Gabrielle Margaret Vere Campbell writing as George R. Preedy

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Published
1931
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$325.00

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New York: Dodd, Mead, 1931. First American Edition, preceded by the UK edition published by John Lane, The Bodley Head the previous year. Scarce in or out of dust jacket. Very Good plus in a Very Good price-clipped dust jacket. Faint foxing to the bottom page edges, with a lightly toned spine and the top corner of the… Read more
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The Apathetic Bookie Joint (First Edition, inscribed by the author)

by Fuchs, Daniel

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Published
1979
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780416000610
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$300.00

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New York: Methuen, 1979. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by author Daniel Fuchs on the front endpaper to film historian Gabriel Miller and his wife: "For Gabriel & Kathie / affectionately, Dan." A collection of short stories and personal essays. Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket.
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The Beast With Five Fingers and Other Tales (First edition, publisher's file copy)

by Harvey, William Fryer

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Published
1928
Edition
First Edition
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$750.00

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London: J.M. Dent and Sons, 1928. First Edition. First Edition. Publisher's file copy, with a label marking it as such tipped-in to the front pastedown, and blindstamped "FILE COPY" on the front flyleaf. Basis for the 1946 film noir directed by Robert Florey and starring Peter Lorre, Victor Francen, Andrea King, and Robert Alda. Near Fine, lacking… Read more
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$750.00
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The Smell of Fear (First UK Edition)

by Chandler, Raymond

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Published
1955
Edition
First Edition
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$275.00

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London: Hamish Hamilton, 1955. First Edition. First Edition, first printing. The first collection of these Chandler short stories in hardcover, no US equivalent. Light bump to the heel, and very faint speckling to the spine panel, else Fine and unread in a Fine dust jacket. A lovely copy.
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A Thousand Years of Good Prayers: Stories (Signed First Edition)

by Li, Yiyun

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Published
2017
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781250077974
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$45.00

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2017. First Edition. First Edition of the author's first book. SIGNED by the author on the title page spread and dated 10/05 (the year of publication). Fine in a Fine dust jacket.
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Like Life (Signed First Edition)

by Moore, Lorrie

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Published
1990
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First Edition
ISBN
9780394581019
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$45.00

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Collects eight short stories, many set in the American Midwest. Fine in a Fine dust jacket.
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The Question of Bruno (First Edition, inscribed to author Chris Offutt)

by Hemon, Aleksandar

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Published
2000
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First Edition
ISBN
978038549923X
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$25.00

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New York: Doubleday, 2000. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by Hemon on the title page to fellow author Chris Offutt: "To Chris, for his support. Chicago, April 26, 2000." From the collection of author Chris Offutt. Offutt is the author of "Kentucky Straight" and other short story collections, novels, nonfiction, and memoirs, and, in 1996, was named… Read more
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Break it Down (Signed First Edition)

by Davis, Lydia

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Published
1986
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First Edition
ISBN
9780374116538
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$125.00

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New York: Farrar Straus and Giroux [FSG], 1986. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Winner of the MacArthur award. From the collection of author Chris Offutt. Offutt is the author of "Kentucky Straight" and other short story collections, novels, nonfiction, and memoirs, and, in 1996, was named one of the twenty… Read more
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Circling the Drain (First Edition, inscribed to author Chris Offutt)

by Davis, Amanda

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Published
1999
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780688167802
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$85.00

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New York: Rob Weisbach Books / William Morrow, 1999. First Edition. First Edition. Warmly INSCRIBED by Davis on the half title page to fellow author "for the chief hu(man) Mr. O, aka dude with all best wishes and buckets of admiration...XX Amanda HOPE TO SEE YOU IN CANADA" and further SIGNED and dated on the title page: "Amanda Davis… Read more
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Among the Missing (First Edition, inscribed to author Chris Offutt)

by Chaon, Dan

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Published
2001
Edition
First Edition
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New York: Ballantine Books, 2001. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED on the title page by Chaon to fellow author Chris Offutt: "For Chris, with admiration & respect - and pleasure in finally meeting. Offutt is the author of "Kentucky Straight" and other short story collections, novels, nonfiction, and memoirs, and, in 1996, was named one of the… Read more
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A Model World (First Edition, inscribed to author Chris Offutt)

by Chabon, Michael

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Published
1991
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First Edition
ISBN
9780688095534
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$75.00

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New York: William Morrow, 1991. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED and dated by the author on the title page to fellow author Chris Offutt. The author's second book and first collection of stories. First state with white endpapers. Offutt is the author of "Kentucky Straight" and other short story collections, novels, nonfiction, and memoirs, and, in… Read more
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I Sailed with Magellan (Signed First Edition)

by Dybek, Stuart

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Published
2003
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780374174075
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$25.00

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New York: Farrar Straus and Giroux [FSG], 2003. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. From the collection of author Chris Offutt. Offutt is the author of "Kentucky Straight" and other short story collections, novels, nonfiction, and memoirs, and, in 1996, was named one of the twenty Best Young American Novelists by "Granta"… Read more
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Between Here and the Yellow Sea (First Edition, inscribed to author Chris Offutt)

by Pizzolatto, Nic

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Published
2006
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781596921684
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$95.00

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San Francisco: MacAdam Cage, 2006. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by Nic Pizzolatto on the title page to fellow author Chris Offutt: "To Chris - With great admiration, and thanks for your generosity. Looking forward to Strange Days in the Big Nowhere - Nic Pizzolatto," and further INSCRIBED to Offutt on a laid in promotional postcard. Offutt is… Read more
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Orphans: essays (First Edition, inscribed to author Chris Offutt)

by D'Ambrosio, Charles

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Published
2004
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First Edition
ISBN
9780972323457
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$95.00

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Astoria, OR: Clear Cut Press, 2004. First Edition. First Edition, softcover. INSCRIBED by D'Ambrosio on the title page to fellow author Chris Offutt: "April 2, 2005 / IA, IC / Chris / Better than Ambien on those nights when you can't sleep!" Offutt is the author of "Kentucky Straight" and other short story collections, novels, nonfiction, and memoirs,… Read more
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The Dead Fish Museum (Signed First Edition)

by D'Ambrosio, Charles

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Published
2006
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781400042860
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$25.00

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by Charles D'Ambrosio on the title page, with a lengthy personal inscription to fellow author Chris Offutt. Offutt is the author of "Kentucky Straight" and other short story collections, novels, nonfiction, and memoirs, and, in 1996, was named one of the twenty Best Young American… Read more
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Black Tickets (First Edition, inscribed to author Chris Offutt)

by Phillips, Jayne Anne

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Published
1979
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780440007089
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$85.00

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New York: Delacorte Press / Seymour Lawrence, 1979. First Edition. First Edition. Author's first book, a collection of twenty-seven short stories. INSCRIBED by Phillips on the title page to fellow author Chris Offutt: "For Chris - on meeting at last - + meeting again after - Stay blessed - yours, Jayne Anne [unintelligible], April 22 05." Offutt is… Read more
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Author's Choice (First Edition)

by Kantor, MacKinlay

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Published
1944
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First Edition
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$75.00

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New York: Coward McCann, 1944. First Edition. First Edition. A collection of short stories, with one of the stories, "Gun Crazy," serving as the basis for the 1950 film noir directed by Joseph H. Lewis and starring Peggy Cummins and John Dall. Slight lean, else Near Fine in a Very Good dust jacket. Jacket is lightly chipped,… Read more
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N.p.: N.p., 1970. Draft manuscript for an unpublished collection of early work. Most of the pieces, which include plays, short stories, and poems, were written in the 1940s, and have been published in various editions or collections subsequent to this manuscript. Presumably unpublished material includes occasional brief notes or reflections on the pieces by Williams, alternate… Read more
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$450.00
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Hot Water Music (First Edition)

by Bukowski, Charles

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Published
1983
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780876855973
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$200.00

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Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1983. First Edition. First Edition. A collection of short stories. Near Fine with a slight lean in a Near Fine publisher's acetate dust jacket. Jacket lightly rubbed.
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Smoke Bellew (Photoplay Edition)

by London, Jack

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Published
1929
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$35.00

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London: The Readers Library, 1929. First printing of the UK photoplay edition, an collection of linked short stories originally published by The Century Company in 1912. Photo-illustrated with stills from the film. Basis for the 1929 film, directed by Scott R. Dunlap, and starring Conway Tearle and Barbara Bedford. Very Good plus in a Very… Read more
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