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Home Made.

By Reynolds Price.

Rocky Mount, NC North Carolina Wesleyan College Press, 1990. Hardcover Limited Edition [1990]. Appears to be INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER, Roger Manley, "for Bill at Christmas from his worst correspondent but loving friend". "1990" written in ink at the bottom of the title page below the inscription and signature. The Inscription and signature are beneath the Photographer's credit on the title page, but we cannot so clearly decipher the script as to state that is surely "signed by the photographer. (We have priced the book as if it were unsigned). This is however certainly a Limited Edition: 526 Copies of which this is Number 479. Fine: Binding square and secure; text clean. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels- unless of course the signature on the title page truly is a third-party signature. A handsome, like-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing no flaws. Bright and Clean. Corners sharp. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9.75 x 7 x inches). 54 pages. Photography by Roger Manley. Burgundy cloth over Boards with gilt titles at the front panel and backstrip. Language: English. Weight: 12.5 ounces. Hardback: No DJ 'as issued'.

$34.30

Wildlife.
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Wildlife.

By Richard Ford .

New York, NY Random House: Vintage Contemporaries, 1991. Paperback First Edition Thus (1991), First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR beneath his name on the title page. First Edition Thus (1991), First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Very Near Fine in Wraps: the binding is slightly cocked off square, but remains perfectly secure; else flawless; the text is clean. Free of creases to the panels. Free of creases to the backstrip. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing a single flaw. Bright and clean. Corners sharp. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8 x 5.25 x 0.45 inches). 177 pages. Language: English. Weight: 6.4 ounces. Trade Paperback. Richard Ford (born February 16, 1944) is an American novelist and short story writer. His best-known works are the novel The Sportswriter and its sequels, Independence Day, The Lay of the Land and Let Me Be Frank With You, and the short story collection Rock Springs, which contains several widely anthologized stories. His novel Wildlife was adapted into a 2018 film of the same name. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

$24.50

The Falling Woman: A Fantasy.

By Pat Murphy.

New York, NY Tom Doherty Associates: Tor, 1986. Hardcover First Edition (1986); First Printing, so stated and further indicated by a complete numerical sequence. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. First Edition (1986); First Printing, so stated and further indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Very Good+ in Very Good+ DJ: Both book and DJ show indications of very careful use. The Book shows just a touch of crimping to the heel of the backstrip and the binding leans very slightly off square, while remaining perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, very nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing only minor, unobtrusive flaws. Remains close to 'As New'. The DJ shows only a touch of wear to the corner tips; a small scuff spot at the top of the rear panel; a tiny nick and some wear to the heel of the backstrip: else only mild rubbing to the panels; the price is unclipped. Close to "As New", but showing a couple of minor flaws. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.5 x 5.75 x 1 inches). 287 pages. Language: English. Weight: 15.7 ounces. Hardback with DJ. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

$49.00

Nerinda (1901).

By Norman Douglas .

Florence, Italy G. Orioli, 1929. Hardcover First stand-alone edition, a revised version of "Nerinda," first published in "Unprofessional Tales" (1901). SIGNED Edition, Limited to 475 copies, of which this is number 312. First stand-alone edition, a revised version of "Nerinda," first published in "Unprofessional Tales" (1901). SIGNED Edition, Limited to 475 copies, of which this is number 312. Good+: Shows moderate use. Faint smudges to the panels; the faintest dampstaining to same; a short split in the paper-over-boards at the top of the front hinge; the boards are a little bowed. Faint foxing to the outside edges; the binding leans very slightly off square, but remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia in the text. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome copy, tightly bound, showing only the moderate wear and a number of flaws. May have originally had an unprinted DJ. Lacks the original cardboard slipcase. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Large 8vo. (9.9 x 6.8 x 1 inches). 137 pages. Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 10.2 ounces. Original orange boards titled in black at the front panel. All edges untrimmed. Hardback: No DJ 'as issued'. "His first fantasy, written in 1899, was 'Nerinda', set in Pompeii, a delusional fantasy about an enigmatic femme fatale." - Clute and Grant (eds.), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 286. Bleiler (1978), p. 63. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Woolf A28a. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

$53.90

The Wars.

By Timothy Findley.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada Clark, Irwin & Company, 1977. Hardcover First Edition (1977); Second Printing (1978). SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR at the title page. Very Good in Good+ DJ: The Book shows indications of careful use: the lower corner tips are mildly bumped; moderate wear to the other extremities; the faintest thumb-smudges to the fore-edge; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A carefully read, used copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing mild wear and very minor flaws. The DJ shows moderate wear to the extremities, with small tears and scant loss to rubbing at the extremities; mild rubbing and faint soiling to the panels; unclipped; mylar-protected. Surviceable and intact. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.8 x 5.8 x 0.8 inches). 226 pages. Language: English. Weight: 15.2 ounces. First Edition (1977); Second Printing (1978). Hardback with DJ. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

$98.00

Edsel.

By Karl Shapiro .

New York, NY New American Library: Signet , 1972. Mass Market Paperback First Edition Thus (1972), so stated. Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of moderate use: slight spine lean; light wear to the extremities; mild rubbing to the wrapper covers, which show a crease top to bottom of the backstrip and another along the front hinge. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A sturdy, presentable reading copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing moderate wear. REMAINDER, showing two black lines at the bottom edge of the text block; NOT a Book-Club or Ex-Library. 12mo. (7 x 4.25 x 0.75 inches). 288 pages. Language: English. Weight: 5.6 ounces. Mass Market Paperback.

$2.84

Trent's Last Case.

By E.C. Bentley.

Franklin Center, PA Franklin Library: Mystery Masterpieces, 1988. Hardcover Reprint Edition (1988). Very Near Fine: near flawless; the backstrip is very lightly sun-blanched; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tighly bound, showing a single flaw. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.8 x 5.7 x 1.2 inches). 187 pages. Forest Green, full-leather over boards. Lavishly decorated with gilt designs at the front panel, rear panel and backstrip, which also shows gilt titles and raised bands. All Edges Gilt. Marbled Endpapers. In near-pristine condition, very clean inside and out, feels never to have been opened. Illustrated with a single blue-toned design at the front flayleaves. Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 2.7 ounces. Reprint Edition (1988). First published in 1913. Hardback: Full Leather Binding.

$19.60

The Man from the Sea.

By Michael Innes.

Franklin Center, PA Franklin Library: Mystery Masterpieces, 1988. Hardcover Reprint Edition (1988). Very Near Fine: near flawless; theb backstrip is very lightly sun-blanched; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tighly bound, showing a single flaw. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.8 x 5.7 x 1.2 inches). 217 pages. Deep-blue, full-leather over boards. Lavishly decorated with gilt designs at the front panel, rear panel and backstrip, which also shows gilt titles and raised bands. All Edges Gilt. Decorated Endpapers. In near-pristine condition, very clean inside and out, feels never to have been opened. Illustrated with a single blue-toned design at the front flayleaves. Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 5.5 ounces. Reprint Edition (1988). First published in 1955. Hardback: Full Leather Binding.

$19.60

Mariette in Ecstasy.
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Mariette in Ecstasy.

By Ron Hansen.

New York, NY HarperCollins: Perennial, 1992. Paperback First Edition Thus (1992), Eighth Printing (1995). SIGNED BY AUTHOR. Near Fine in Wraps: The binding leans ever so slightly off square and the pages have tanned very slightly, due to aging; else flawless; the binding remains secure; the text is clean. Free of any creases to the covers. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A near-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing a single, unobtrusive flaw. Bright and Clean. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8 x 5.35 x 0.5 inches). 179 pages. Language: English. Weight: 5.3 ounces. First Edition Thus (1992), Eighth Printing (1995). Trade Paperback. SIGNED BY AUTHOR.

$11.96

Kinfolks: The Wilgus Stories.
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Kinfolks: The Wilgus Stories.

By Gurney Norman.

Frankfort, KY Gnomon Press, 1977. Paperback First Edition thus [1977], though unstated, in accordance with Gnomon's customary practice. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. First Edition thus [1977], though unstated, in accordance with Gnomon's customary practice. Near Fine in Wraps: shows heavy foxing at top edge; just a hint of sunning to the orange background field of the wrapper covers; barely discernible spine lean; the binding remains quite secure; the text is clean. Free of creases. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, nearly-new copy, showing only a couple of unobtrusive flaws. Bright and Clean. Virtually 'As New'. 12mo. (7 x 5.5 x 0.45 inches). 119 pages. Language: English. Weight: 6.6 ounces. Orange paper wrappers. Trade Paperback. This unique, realistic collection of short stories presents the reader with psychologically complex characters threaded throughout one Appalachian family. Norman's greatest success is that he is able to access Applachian life with an unflinching eye and yet treat it with a tenderness that is neither maudlin nor overdone. This short book puts certain more popular Kentucky writers to shame, for it adamantly refuses to fall into Appalachian stereotypes and treats its characters as the complex, often flawed, but dignified people that they are. Say what you will about Mason and Offut; Norman represents the finest short story writing in the region and remains one of Kentucky's best kept secrets. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

$63.70

I, the Divine: A Novel in First Chapters.
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I, the Divine: A Novel in First Chapters.

By Rabih Alameddine .

New York, NY W.W. Norton & Co, 2001. Hardcover First Edition (2001); First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. First Edition (2001); First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Near Fine in Very Near Fine DJ: The Book shows just a touch of wear to the head and heel of the backstrip; and the binding leans slightly off square, while remaining perfectly secure; else flawless; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tighly bound, showing very mild wear in a couple of spots and a single flaw. Very close to 'As New'. The DJ shows only the mildest rubbing; else flawless; the price is unclipped. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.5 x 5.8 x 1.1 inches). 308 pages. Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 2.5 ounces. Hardback with DJ. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

$24.50

A Kiss Before Dying.

By Ira Levin.

Franklin Center, PA Franklin Library: Mystery Masterpieces, 1989. Hardcover Reprint Edition (1989). Fine: Flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome like-new copy, structurally sound and tighly bound, showing no flaws. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.8 x 5.7 x 1.35 inches). 255 pages. Charcoal Grey, full-leather over boards. Lavishly decorated with gilt and red designs at the front panel, gilt designs at the rear panel and backstrip, which also shows gilt titles and raised bands. All Edges Gilt. Decorated endpages. In pristine condition, very clean inside and out, feels never to have been opened. With color illustrated Frontispiece by Gary Kelley. Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 7.2 ounces. Reprint Edition (1989). Hardback: Full Leather Binding.

$44.10

Kinfolks: The Wilgus Stories.
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Kinfolks: The Wilgus Stories.

By Gurney Norman.

Frankfort, KY Gnomon Press, 1977. Paperback First Edition thus [1977], though unstated. First Edition thus [1977], though unstated, in accordance with Gnomon's customary practice. Very Good- in Wraps: shows light wear to the extremities and moderate rubbing to the panels; faint sunning to the to the orange background field of the backstrip, front and rear hinges, and along the top edge of the front panel; a bit of scuffing to the upper corner of the front panel, perhaps due to the removal of a price sticker; considerable spine lean; the binding remains quite secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A well, cared for, attractive copy, showing light wear and some flaws of varying severity. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Squarish 8vo. 119 pages. Orange wraps with black titles and black-ink drawing at the front panel with a photographic portrait of the author at the rear panel. Language: English. Weight: 6.4 ounces. Trade Paperback. This unique, realistic collection of short stories presents the reader with psychologically complex characters threaded throughout one Appalachian family. Norman's greatest success is that he is able to access Applachian life with an unflinching eye and yet treat it with a tenderness that is neither maudlin nor overdone. This short book puts certain more popular Kentucky writers to shame, for it adamantly refuses to fall into Appalachian stereotypes and treats its characters as the complex, often flawed, but dignified people that they are. Say what you will about Mason and Offut; Norman represents the finest short story writing in the region and remains one of Kentucky's best kept secrets.

$19.60

Blood of the Fold (Sword of Truth, Book 3).
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Blood of the Fold (Sword of Truth, Book 3).

By Terry Goodkind .

New York, NY Tom Doherty Associates: Tor, 1996. Hardcover First Edition (1996); First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. First Edition (1996); First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Very Good in Very Good+ DJ: Both book and DJ shows indications of careful use. The Book shows light wear to the extremities; some smudging to the outside edges; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing mild wear and minor flaws: a sturdy, presentable copy. The DJ shows mild rubbing and a touch of wear to the outside edges; the price is intact. Bright and clean. 8vo. (9.5 x 6.5 x 1.5 inches). 464 pages. Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 12.9 ounces. Hardback with DJ. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

$44.10

Daughters: A Novel.

By Paule Marshall.

New York, NY Atheneum, 1991. Hardcover First Edition (1991); First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. First Edition (1991); First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Very Good+ in Very Near Fine DJ: Both book and DJ show only minute indications of use. The Book shows the slightest bowing to the boards; faint indications of shelving along the bottom edge; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tighly bound, showing a couple of very minor flaws. Remains close to 'As New'. The DJ shows barely discernible wear at the upper front corner; the price is unclipped; mylar-protected. Overall, very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9.6 x 6.6 x 1.5 inches). 408 pages. Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 11.5 ounces. Hardback with DJ. SIGNED BY AUTHOR.

$7.64

A Place I've Never Been.
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A Place I've Never Been.

By David Leavitt .

New York, NY Penguin Books , 1991. Paperback First Edition Thus (1991); First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR at the title page (this is a highly stylized signature, so that, while we are not certain that it is the author's hand - we have not seen another signed copy - it has the "feel" of an authorial inscription). First Edition Thus (1991); First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Very Good in Wraps: shows indications of careful use: moderate spine lean; a thin line of sun-blanching along the front hinge; the last page of text shows a crease at the lower corner; the pages have tanned somewhat, due to aging; very light wear to the extremities, with a tiny crease at the upper corner tip of the front panel; the binding remains secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tighly bound, showing several minor flaws. No longer 'As New', but remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (7.75 x 5 x 0.55 inches). 194 pages. Language: English. Weight: 6.9 ounces. Contemporary American Fiction Series. Trade Paperback.

$9.41

The Ghost of Monsieur Scarron.

By Janet Lewis .

Chicago, IL Ohio University Press: Swallow Press Books, 1981. Paperback Reprint Edition (1981). The Swallow Press paperback edition was first published in 1965. The hardcover edition was published in 1959. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR at the half-title page. Very Good + to Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: very light wear to the extremities; a crease near the upper rear corner; mild rubbing and some superficial scuffing to the front panel; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, nearly-new copy, showing a couple of minor flaws. Close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.5 x 5.5 x 1.25 inches). 378 pages. White titles with white and yellow designs on a black background field at the front panel and backstrip. Language: English. Weight: 18 ounces. Cases of Circumstantial Evidence Series. This Ohio University Press Reprint Edition (1981). The Swallow Press paperback edition was first published in 1965. The hardcover edition was published in 1959 by Doubleday. Trade Paperback. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

$24.50

The Spymaster.
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The Spymaster.

By Donald Freed.

New York, NY Arbor House Publishing Co. , 1980. Hardcover First Edition [1980], unstated, in accordance with Arbor House's customary practice at the time of publication. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. First Edition [1980], unstated, in accordance with Arbor House's customary practice at the time of publication. Near Fine in Fine DJ: Book shows only minor shelfwear; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. Shows a couple of minor flaws; but remains a handsome copy: clean, sturdy, and quite presentable: in fact, in overall appearance, remains close to 'As New'. The DJ shows a tiny nick at head of backstrip; some toning to white background field of the panels; the price is unclipped; mylar-protected. Overall, virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9.5 x 6.5 x 1.65 inches). 467 pages. Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 14 ounces. Hardback with DJ. SIGNED BY AUTHOR.

$39.20

Thereafter Johnnie.
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Thereafter Johnnie.

By Carolivia Herron.

New York, NY Random House, 1991. Hardcover First Edition, so stated [1991]; First Printing indicated by a number line beginning with '2', in accordance with Random House's customary practive at the time of publication. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. First Edition, so stated [1991]; First Printing indicated by a number line beginning with '2', in accordance with Random House's customary practice at the time of publication. Near Fine in Near Fine DJ: Both book and DJ show only minute indications of use. The Book shows the faintest foxing at outside edges; several pages have been faintly creased at lower corner; barely discernible water stains at bottom edge of the text block, though there is no sign of dampness having penetrated or affected the text block at all; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. The DJ shows mild rubbing only; the price is unclipped; mylar-protected. Overall, very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo.(8.5 x 5.75 x 1 inches). 243 pages. Weight: 1 pound. Hardback with DJ. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR

$19.60

The Messenger.
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The Messenger.

By Mayra Montero.

New York, NY HarperCollins: HarperFlamingo, 1999. Hardcover First Edition USA [1999], First Printing indicated. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, dated June 1, 1999. First Edition USA [1999], First Printing indicated. Very Good only in Very Near Fine DJ: Book shows noticeable spine lean; minimal shelving wear; besides the author's inscription, the recipient of inscription's name and phone number are at the upper front free endpaper; the pages show some tanning, due to aging; the lower corner tips are mildly bumped; the binding remains perfectly secure; text clean. The DJ shows only barely discernible rubbing; the price is intact; mylar-protected. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.5 x 5.75 x 1 inches). 218 pages. Translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman. Language: English. Weight: 14.2 ounces. Hardback with DJ. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR.

$19.60

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