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image of Lies, Inc. [The Unteleported Man] (Publisher's Setting Copy and Proof for the 1984 Reissue)

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London: Victor Gollancz, 1984. Setting Copy and Publisher's Uncorrected Proof for the 1984 novel "Lies, Inc," the posthumously-published first appearance of author Philip K. Dick's revised novel written from his earlier short story "The Unteleported Man." First published in 1964 in Fantastic Magazine, the rights to "The Unteleported Man" were subsequently purchased by Ace Books, and Dick… Read more
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$5,500.00
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Death Kit (Uncorrected Proof, with annotations)

by Sontag, Susan

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1967
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$550.00

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New York: Farrar Straus and Giroux [FSG], 1967. UNCORRECTED PROOF of the author's second novel, preceding the first edition. Copiously annotated, sometimes quite critically, other times effusively, by novelist Frederick Tuten, who reviewed the book. Scarce in an advance issue, with an association. In a custom blue cloth clamshell box with leather spine label and titles in… Read more
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$550.00
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It All Adds Up: From the Dim Past to the Uncertain Future

by Bellow, Saul

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1994
Edition
First Edition
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$450.00

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New York: Viking Press, 1994. First Edition. UNCORRECTED PROOF, preceding the First Edition. Includes a 40-page segment excised from the published book. Not to be confused with the more common advance reader's edition, which has a pictorial wrapper and does not include the excised text. Spine panel lightly faded, else Fine in pictorial wrappers.
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$450.00
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Snow Crash (Uncorrected Proof)

by Stephenson, Neal

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1992
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$375.00

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New York: Bantam Books, 1992. UNCORRECTED PROOF, preceding the first edition. Stephenson's breakthrough title, one that saw him move away from the straightfoward satire of his first two novels into the action-packed and idea-heavy speculative fiction for which he would become known, while simultaneously putting the final exclamation point on the cyberpunk genre. About Fine in off-white… Read more
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$375.00
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Seabiscuit [Dark Horse: The Legend of Seabiscuit] (Uncorrected Proof)

by Hillenbrand, Laura

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
2001
Edition
First Edition
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$75.00

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New York: Random House, 2001. First Edition. UNCORRECTED PROOF, preceding the First Edition. Here under the working title "Dark Horse: The Legend of Seabiscuit." Basis for the 2003 film starring Jeff Bridges and Tobey Maguire, nominated for seven Academy Awards. Near Fine in pictorial wrappers.
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$75.00
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The Dark Command (UK Uncorrected Proof)

by Burnett, W.R.

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1938
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$250.00

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London: William Heinemann, 1938. UNCORRECTED PROOF, preceding the First UK Edition. Basis for the Academy Award-nominated 1940 film directed by Raoul Walsh starring John Wayne, Roy Rogers, and Claire Trevor; the only film in which Wayne and Rogers appear together, and the second of only two films on which Wayne and Walsh worked together after Walsh discovered Wayne as… Read more
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$250.00
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Come Back, Dr. Caligari (Advance Preview Edition)

by Barthelme, Donald

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1964
Edition
First Edition
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$625.00

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Boston: Little, Brown, 1964. First Edition. Advance Preview Edition, preceding the First Edition. Publisher's review slip laid in. Promotional publication of two stories by the author, "Florence Green is 81" and "Me and Miss Mandible," in anticipation of Barthelme's first book, a collection of stories. Loose leaves, mimeograph duplication. Fine, housed in original Near Fine… Read more
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$625.00
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To Skin a Cat (Advance Reading Copy, limited and signed)

by McGuane, Thomas

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1986
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780525244608
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$75.00

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New York: Dutton, 1986. First Edition. Advance Reading Copy, preceding the First Edition, a trade softcover original. One of 250 copies of the title story of McGuane's subsequently-published short story collection of the same name (this being No. 109) SIGNED by the author on the front wrapper. Fine and unread, saddle stitched in white wrappers with… Read more
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$75.00
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Art and Ardor (Uncorrected Proof)

by Ozick, Cynthia

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1983
Edition
First Edition
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$55.00

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1983. First Edition. UNCORRECTED PROOF, preceding the First Edition. A collection of essays. Fine and unread in red printed wrappers.
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$55.00
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The Cannibal Galaxy (Uncorrected Proof)

by Ozick, Cynthia

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1983
Edition
First Edition
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$35.00

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1983. First Edition. UNCORRECTED PROOF, preceding the First Edition. Near Fine in a white printed wrappers.
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$35.00
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The Letters of Wanda Tinasky to the AVA (Preview Edition)

by [Pynchon, Thomas] Tinasky, Wanda; Bruce Anderson (annotated by); Alexander Cockburn (introduction by)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1995
Edition
First Edition
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$45.00

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San Francisco: AVA Books / Last Gasp, 1995. First Edition. First Edition. Preview edition. A collection of letters penned by "Wanda Tinasky," a woman thought to be homeless and living in Mendocino County, California, who wrote playful letters to the Anderson Valley Advertiser between 1983 and 1988. Anderson, editor of the AVA, read Thomas Pynchon's 1990 novel… Read more
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$45.00
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Further Fridays: Essays, Lectures, and Other Nonfiction 1984-94 (Uncorrected Proof)

by Barth, John

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1995
Edition
First Edition
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$20.00

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Boston: Little, Brown, 1995. First Edition. UNCORRECTED PROOF preceding the First Edition. Near Fine in wrappers, with light fading to the spine.
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Timbuktu (Signed Uncorrected Proof)

by Auster, Paul

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1999
Edition
First Edition
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$40.00

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New York: Henry Holt, 1999. First Edition. ADVANCE READER COPY, preceding the First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Fine in wrappers.
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$40.00
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Simon Girty, Indian-Lover (Corrected proof of the 1975 novel)

by Owen, Lewis

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1974
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$125.00

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Los Angeles: Marvin Moss, 1974. Uncorrected proof of Owen's 1975 novel, "The Indian-Lover," here under the working title, "Simon Girty, Indian-Lover." This proof is an early draft of the novel, produced for purposes of film development. Agency photocopy, with the Marvin Moss agency label on the title page and accompanying cardboard box lid, and photocopied corrections throughout. … Read more
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$125.00
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The Siege of Trencher's Farm (Uncorrected Proof)

by Williams, Gordon D.

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1969
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$850.00

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London: Secker and Warburg, 1969. First Edition. UNCORRECTED PROOF, preceding the First Edition. Basis for Sam Peckinpah's violent 1971 film classic, Straw Dogs, starring Dustin Hoffman, Susan George, and a bunch of kill-crazy Devon townies, considered by many to be his finest directorial effort in a career that included many important films. Very Good in… Read more
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$850.00
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Blood on the Moon (Uncorrected Proof)

by Tully, Jim

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1931
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$950.00

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New York: Coward-McCann, 1931. First Edition. UNCORRECTED PROOF, preceding the First Edition. The author's fifth book. Very Good in printed wrappers. Spine faded, light dampstain to the lower front wrapper, separation to the front hinge.
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$950.00
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Perilous Passage [The Basque] (Uncorrected Proof)

by Nicolaysen, Bruce

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1975
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$150.00

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Los Angeles: Conway and Associates, 1975. Uncorrected proof of Nicolaysen's 1976 novel, "Perilous Passage," here under the working title, "The Basque." Nicolaysen would adapt his novel into a screenplay, and in 1979 a film was made based on his screenplay, called "The Passage." This proof is an early draft of the novel, presumably produced for purposes of film development.… Read more
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$150.00
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Future Missionaries of America (Uncorrected Proof, signed)

by Vollmer, Matthew

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
2009
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$65.00

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San Francisco: MacAdam Cage, 2009. First Edition. UNCORRECTED PROOF, preceding the First Edition. Humorously INSCRIBED to fellow writer Chris Offutt on the title page: "To Chris, This is the second inscription I'm writing today. If I see this on later, you're dead.
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City of God (Uncorrected Proof, inscribed to Chris Offutt)

by Grimes, Tom

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1995
Edition
First Edition
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$45.00

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New York: W.W. Norton, 1995. First Edition. UNCORRECTED PROOF, preceding the First Edition. Warmly INSCRIBED by the author to fellow writer Chris Offutt on the half-title page: "Aug '95 / Dear Chris - / Thanks for the astute, though aborted quote. May it bring you good karma with your next one. / Just remember, Clinton is the Anti-Christ! /… Read more
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Amnesia Moon (Uncorrected Proof, signed)

by Lethem, Jonathan

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1995
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780151000913
Item Price
$125.00

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New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1995. First Edition. UNCORRECTED PROOF, preceding the First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Just a hint of a bump to two top corners, else Fine and bright in white trade size wrappers (softcover).
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$125.00