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Patrimony: A True Story
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Patrimony: A True Story

By Roth, Philip

New York: Vintage, 1996. Trade Paperback in Very Good Condition. Gently used book, clean and unmarked, a whisper of wear to cover edges. Binding tight and solid. Former owner name on first page. Pages clear, clean, unmarked, no creases. 238 pages. 8 x 5.2 inches. 1996, Vintage Books/Random House, Inc, New York.

$7.50

Avenue of Mysteries
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Avenue of Mysteries

By Irving, John

First Edition Hardcover in Fine Condition with a VG Dustwrapper. Clean, unmarked, tight and solid book bound in black half cloth and grey cloth over boards, silver titles. Jacket is unclipped, trace wear to corners, tiny nick to lower front edge. The story of Juan Diego and his sister Lupe, who were born and grew up in Mexico-- the future and what it might bring, memories, dreams, the past. and the past colliding with the future. 460 pp. 9.5x 6.5 inches. 2015, Simon & Schuster, NY

$8.95

Daglegt Ljos: Ord Fra Drotni Fyrir Hvern Dag I Arinu
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Daglegt Ljos: Ord Fra Drotni Fyrir Hvern Dag I Arinu

By Johannsdottir, Olafia

Reykjavik, Iceland: Prentsmidjan Gutenberg, 1908. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Type: Hardback First Edition 1908 Small Hardcover Book in Good Condition, without Dust Jacket, as issued. Icelandic Literature in the Icelandic Language. Unpaginated. 5.25 x 3.5 inches. 'Daglegt Ljos' translates to 'Daily Lights' in English. This book is divided into "droplets" of light for each day of each month of the year. It is bound in green cloth with silver embossed decoration and title to front and spine. Binding remains tight and solid, backstrip loose from crash. Orangish spotting center front of front cover; corners and spine ends and lower edge of front panel scuffed. Generally nice appearance. Page edges darkened, unspotted, clean. Pages are also clean, no marking, no writings, no creasing. 1908. Prentsmidjan Gutenberg, Reykjavik, Iceland

$30.00

The Thief and the Dogs
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The Thief and the Dogs

By Mahfouz, Naguib

New York, New York, USA: Anchor Books/Doubleday, 1989.Trade Paperback in Very Good Condition. Translated from Arabic by Trevor Le Gassick and M. M. Badawi, Revised by John Rodenbeck. Author is 1988. Nobel Prize Winner for Literature. "The Thief and the Dogs" was first published in Arabic in 1961. Pages toned, otherwise clean and unmarked, solid, tight glued binding, light corner and spine head and heel wear to cover. 158 pages. 8 x 5.4 inches. 1989, Anchor Books/Doubleday, New York, New York, USA

$7.75

Fork in the Road
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Fork in the Road

By Hamill, Denis

New York: Washington Square Press, 2001. First Thus. Paperback. Very Good. First Washington Square Press Trade Paperback Printing, 2001. In Near Fine Condtion. Just a touch of wear to upper corner and spine head, else Fine. A story of ill-fated love played out in the romantic squalor and violence of contemporary Dublin and New York, with the protagonist's heartbreaking journey from exhilaration to desolation. 480 pages. 8.25 x 5.25 inches. 2001, Washington Square Press, New York.

$14.25

Everyman
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Everyman

By Roth, Philip

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2006. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Type: Hardback First Edition. Hardcover Book and Jacket in Fine Condition. A story of one man's lifelong skirmish with mortality--of loss, regret and stoicism. Roth's everyman is traced from his first shocking confrontation with death during his idyllic childhood, through family trials, professional achievement, and on into his old age. when he is rended by observing the deterioration of his contemporaries and worried over his own physical woes. 182 pages. 8 x 5.2 inches. 2006, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston, MA

$7.75

The Dying Animal
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The Dying Animal

By Roth, Philip

New York: Vintage Books/Random House, Inc, 2002. Paperback. Good/No Jacket. Trade Paperback in Good Condition. A story of the descent of David Kepesh, over sixty cultural critic and star lecturer at a New York College. Clean and unmarked cover, spine heel and lower front corner scuffed, slight wear to upper corner and spine head. Binding tight and solid. Last few pages and rear cover rumpled along lower edge, otherwse pages clear, clean, unmarked, no creases. 156 pages. 8 x 5.2 inches. 2002, Vintage Books/Random House, Inc, New York.

$5.75

The Anatomy Lesson
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The Anatomy Lesson

By Roth, Philip

New York: Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1983. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Type: Hardback First Edition (A signed first edition has been privately printed). Hardcover Book and Jacket in Very Good Condition. A finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, this is the third and final volume in the Zuckerman Bound trilogy. Former owner bookplate on paste-down, else Fine. Purple cloth binding is very clean and unmarked; tight, solid and square volume. Pages as new. A great "comedy of illness". Roth's strength is his ability to depict the boisterous, the farcical, and the extreme in human behavior while revealing at the same time a world that immediately strikes the reader as real. 291 pages. 8.25 x 5.5 inches.,1983. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York.

$15.95

Jean-Christophe: The Market Place - Antoinette - The House
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Jean-Christophe: The Market Place - Antoinette - The House

By Rolland, Romain

New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1911. First US Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Type: Hardback Seventeenth Printing of Henry Holt 1911 Edition. Hardcover Book in Very Good Condition. No Jacket. Translated from the French by Gilbert Cannan. Romain Rolland (1866-1944) began writing this novel in 1889 as he became disenchanted with the world he saw around him. Jean Christophe appears in France in ten volumes; the English translation is in three volumes. This is the second volume of the three volume trilogy. Each has its own interest and can be understood without reading the others. It is considered a great trilogy, the life story of a musician, with satirical criticism of the world around him. The book is bound in navy cloth, intricate gilt decoration and title on front is sharp and bright; gilt titles on spine are rubbed. Whisper of wear to edges. Inner hinges cracked. Tight and solid sewn binding, square. Interior is quite clean and completely unmarked, pages lightly toned. 473 pages. 5.25 x 7.75 inches. Henry Holt and Company, New York, New York, USA

$28.50

Jean-Christophe: Dawn - Morning - Youth - Revolt
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Jean-Christophe: Dawn - Morning - Youth - Revolt

By Rolland, Romain

New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1925. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Type: Hardback First published 1910. This is th 22nd Printing, 1925. Hardcover Book in Very Good Condition. No Jacket, as issued. Translated from the French by Gilbert Cannan. Romain Rolland (1866-1944) began writing this novel in 1889 as he became disenchanted with the world he saw around him. Jean Christophe appears in France in ten volumes; the English translation is in three volumes. This is the first one. Each has its own interest and can be understood without reading the others. It is considered a great trilogy, the life story of a musician, with satirical criticism of the world around him. The English edition was published in December, 1910. The book is bound in clean and unmarked navy cloth, gilt attractive decoration of the rose and the harp (?) and lettering on front, titles on spine. On front, the gilt is quite sharp and bright. It is rubbed on the spine but easily readable.No edge-wear, which is amazing when looking at a book printed in 1925. Tight, solid, square sewn binding with square corners. Inner hinge cracked at title page. . Backstrap attached and tight. Internals amazingly clean and unmarked, pages lightly toned. 600 pages. 5.25 x 7.75 inches. Henry Holt and Company, New York, New York, USA

$28.50

Stoner: A Novel
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Stoner: A Novel

By Williams, John

London, UK: Vintage Classics/Random House, 2015. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. Trade Paperback. 35th Printing. In Very Good Condition. Clean and unmarked wraps, slight wear to upper edge, tight & solid, no creases. Internals in Fine Condition. A classic novel of University life, marriage, life and death. Stoner tells of conflicts, defeats, and victories of human life that go unrecorded in history but are of most significant importance to an individual's life. 288 pages. 5 x 8 inches. 2015, Vintage Classics/Random House, London, UK

$8.50

Mr. Smith
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Mr. Smith

By Bromfield, Louis

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1951. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Type: Hardback First Printing of First Edition, so stated; G-A date code-- July 1951. Hardcover Book in Good+ Condition, Without Jacket. Presentation copy Inscribed and signed in blue ink by the author: "For Helen Bonn with best wishes / Louis Bromfield," on the page that states "This is one of six hundred copies of the first edition of MR. SMITH specially autographed for presentation to friends of the author and the publisher in the book trade." "Malabar Farm" is also written on that page. Louis Bromfield, 1896-1956, was an American author and conservationist who pioneered innovative farming techniques. Black quarter cloth spine with gold title panel, green tweed cloth over boards, clean and unmarked, sunned along upper edge, extremities lightly rubbed. Sewn binding is tight, solid and square. Pages lightly and evenly toned, quite clean and completely unmarked, no creases. Presented with the manuscripts of a boyhood friend who died--killed, accident, suicide?-- on a South Pacific Island after being stranded for two years with five other soldiers during World War II, Louis Bromfield has used these writings to create this story of "Mr. Smith". 278 pages. 5,75 x 8.25 inches. 1951, Harper & Brothers, New York.

$45.00

The Choir
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The Choir

By Trollope, Joanna

New York: Random House, 1995. First US Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Fine. Type: Hardback First Printing of First US Edition. Hardcover in Near Fine Condition with a Fine Dust Jacket. Pale spot to upper edge of page block and whisper of wear to spine head, else fine. Navy cloth over spine w/gilt titles, light tan speckled paper wrapped boards, very clean and unmarked. Internals Fine. Binding tight, solid and square. Set in the gentle world of one of England's beautiful old cathedral towns where the cathedral is in need of serious repair. Crisis looms--one faction wants to put an end to the expensive and perhaps irrelevant boys' choir to finance the repairs; the other faction fight to the death to save the choir. The battle becomes quite acrimonious. 201 pages. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 1995, Random House, New York.

$10.95

A Fellow of Infinite Jest: A Biography of Laurence Sterne
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A Fellow of Infinite Jest: A Biography of Laurence Sterne

By Yoseloff, Thomas

New York: Prentice-Hall, Inc, 1945. First Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Type: Hardback 1945 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Book in Very Good Condition. No jacket. Very clean and completely unmarked burgundy full cloth w/bright gilt titles to spine. Faint wear to corners and spine edges, lower edge lightly rubbed. Rough cut. Former owner name on paste-down. Internals in very nice condition, no wear, clean and unmarked, no creasing, Sewn binding is tight, solid and square. Meet Laurence Sterne (1713-1768) the Irish-born English novelist and humorist - a sadly neglected author - of "Tristram Shandy". He might be called the founder of impressionism in literature-the literature of thoughts, feelings, desires and impulses, rather than the formal descriptive prose that was the literature of the day. An author you may like to know more about. 232 pages. 5.75 x 8.25 inches. 1945, Prentice-Hall, Inc., New York.

$35.00

The Blue Line: A Novel
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The Blue Line: A Novel

By Betancourt, Ingrid

New York: Penguin Press, 2016. First US Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Type: Remainder First US Edition. Penguin Press, 2016. Fine/Fine. Originally published in French by Editions Gallimard, Paris. Translated by Lakshmi Ramakrishnan Iyer in collab with Rebekah Wilson. From the extraordinary Columbian French politician and activist Ingrid Betancourt, a debut novel about freedom and fate. Gold half cloth with silver titles, pale blue paper-wrapped boards in pristine condition. Rem Mk on lower edge. Internals as new. 359 pages. 6 x 8.5 inches. 2016, Penguin Press, New York.

$15.95

ZULEIKA DOBSON
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ZULEIKA DOBSON

By Beerbohm, Max

New York: The Modern Library, 1998. Paperback. Fine/No Jacket. Trade Paperback As New. Glossy, bright, clean, unmarked wraps.Tight, solid and square binding. Internals as new also. A funny and charming book, farcical really. Originally published in 1911, Max Beerbohm's wicked satire concerns the unlikely events that occur when a femme fatale briefly enters the privileged, all-male domain of Judas College, Oxford. 236 pages. 5.5 x 8.5 inches. 1998, The Modern Library, New York.

$12.50

Soul Mountain
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Soul Mountain

By Xingjian, Gao

New York: HarperCollins, 2000. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. Trade Paperback in Very Good Condition. Translated from the Chinese by Mabel Lee. Gao Xingjian is the first Chinese recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Clean and unmarked, tight & solid book with slight wear around cover. Pages clean, no markings of any kind, toned. In 1983, Chinese playwright, critic, fiction writer, and painte Gao Xingjian was diagnosed with lung cancer but six weeks later a second exam revealed there was no cancer--a reprieve. Also, he was faced with a repressive cultural environment and the threat of a prison farm. He then fled Beijing and began a 15,000 kilometer into the remote mountains and ancient forests of Sichuan in southwest China. The result of this voyage is "Soul Mountain". 510 pages. 5.25 x 8 inches. 2000, HarperCollins, New York. First published in 1990 as "Lingshan"in Taiwan by Lianjing Chubanshe.

$7.50

The Yiddish Policemen's Union: A Novel (P.S.)
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The Yiddish Policemen's Union: A Novel (P.S.)

By Chabon, Michael

New York: Harper Perennial, 2008. First Paperback Edition. Paperback. Good/No Jacket. Trade Paperback in Good Condition. By the Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author of "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay". Clean and unmarked blue decorated wraps, slit about an inch on hinge edge, top and bottom; cover with French flap. Binding solid and square. Rough cut. Pages lightly and evenly toned, quite clean, no markings of any kind. Clean, tight, solid book with very slight lean to spine. Except for library markings as usual there are no markings, no other defects. A very imaginative story, larger than life folk-tale set in an alternate universe version of the present where issues of exile, belonging, identity, nationality, freedom and destiny are examined through a fun-house morror. For sixty years, Jewish refugees and their descendants have prospered in Sitka, in the panhandle of Alaska. They created a safe haven after the horrors of the Holocaust. They have been left alone in a half-forgotten backwater--but now the District is set to revert to Alaskan control and their dream is coming to an end--and then enters homicide detective Meyer Landsman, who has problems of his own. Well, get set for quite a story. 414 pages. 9.5 x 6.5 inches. HarperCollins, New York, 2007.

$6.95

The Pillar of Light
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The Pillar of Light

By Tracy, Louis

New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1904. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Type: Hardback 1904 Grosset & Dunlap. Hardcover Book in Good Condition. Without Jacket. Attractive red cloth covered boards with drawing in black and white of lighthouse initialed J.C.D.on front board, lighthouse illustration also on spine. White debossed title on front.. The pillar referred to in the title is a lighthouse with the story of the terrible dilemma of its cut-off inhabitants. Clean with corners bumped, rear lower corner scuffed, spine faded, spine head and heel raggedy. Rear board and spine cloth torn part way up rear side. Sewn binding intact, loosened at some leaves. Rough cut. Pages quite clean, no marks of any kind noted, lightly toned. 339 pages plus ads. 5.5 x 7.75 inches. 1904, Grosset & Dunlap, New York.

$45.00

High Fences
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High Fences

By Richmond, Grace S

Garden City, New York, U.S.A: Doubleday, Doran & Co, 1930. First Edition.. Hardcover. Fair/No Jacket. Type: Hardback First Edition. 1930 Hardcover Book in Fair Condition. Without Jacket. Grace Richmond, 1866-1959, was an American author who wrote a series of popular fiction novels, the best known perhaps the "Red Pepper Burns" series. Green cloth cover with yellow titles to spine and front, spine cloth faded, spine head and heel scuffed and corners are lightly scuiffed, edges rubbed. Sewn binding tight, backstrap somewhat loosened from crash. Front endpaper missing. Pages are evenly toned, and, except for a pale stain on pages 197-200, quite clean, no other markings. 343 pages. 5 x 7.75 inches. 1930, Doubleday, Doran & Co., Garden City, New York, U.S.A.

$14.36

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