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Passover

Passover

by Kometani, Foumiko

New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, 1989. Hardcover. 148p., first edition, very good condition in an unclipped dj with a sticker shadow on the front panel. Two novellas by the Japanese American author, one about a Japanese woman who immigrates to America and marries a Jewish man, the other about a family raising a child with brain damage.
Item Price
$12.00
The cock's funeral

The cock's funeral

by Field, Ben; introduction by Erskine Caldwell

New York: International Publishers, 1937. Hardcover. 207p., good first edition in slightly faded orange cloth *Hanna 1202. "... the first volume of revolutionary fiction dealing with agrarian struggles in this country." - dj (not present on this copy).
Item Price
$15.00
Killing Johnny Fry

Killing Johnny Fry

by Mosley, Walter

New York: Bloomsbury. 2007. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. Wraps, No. 244 of 300 hand-numbered copies signed by the author. Fine copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 261 pp .
Item Price
$25.00
Colours Flying

Colours Flying

by TRANTER, Nigel

London: Ward Lock, 1948 Red cloth titled in black on spine. Tight and square, clean boards, faint foxing in foredges and prelims. Dust jacket is price clipped, edge gaps, small tears, rubbing to folds, in a clear film protective sleeve.
Item Price
$150.01
Lady Oracle

Lady Oracle

by Atwood, Margaret

New York: Simon and Schuster. 1976. First US Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Foxing to edges and cloth spine, remainder mark on bottom edge, a little toning to endpapers,thus just very good in near fine dust jacket with a few wrinkles at top edge. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 345 pp .
Item Price
$20.00
A Stained White Radiance

A Stained White Radiance

by Burke, James Lee

New York: Hyperion. 1992. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. Wraps, advance reading copy, near fine but for corner crease on rear wraps.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall (5 x 9" or 13.5 x 22.5cm); 346 pp .
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$15.00
Doctorow: Collected Stories

Doctorow: Collected Stories

by Doctorow, E. L

New York: Random House. 2016. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine in fine dust jacket.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 321 pp .
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$20.00
The New Argonautica, an Heroic Poem in Eight Cantos

The New Argonautica, an Heroic Poem in Eight Cantos

London: Jonathan Cape. (1928). First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very good with sunned spine, blue cloth with black and yellow squiggles.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 352 pp .
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$20.00
Jitterbug Perfume

Jitterbug Perfume

by Robbins, Tom

NY: Bantam. 1984. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine in near fine dust jacket with slight wear at the edges. Signed by the author on the title page. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 342 pp .
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$350.00
Amorcito Maricon. Poems by Lorenzo Herrera y Lozano. Foreword by Ernesto Javier Martinez

Amorcito Maricon. Poems by Lorenzo Herrera y Lozano. Foreword by Ernesto Javier Martinez

by Herrera y Lozano, Lorenzo

San Francisco: Korima Press, 2014. Paperback. xvi, 78p., publisher's ad leaf, softbound first edition in 8.5x5.5 inch decorated wraps. Poems in both English and Spanish but singletons without facing translation. Nice copy: sound, clean and unmarked.
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$15.00
The Wandering Earth

The Wandering Earth

by Liu, Cixin

London: Head of Zeus. 2017. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine in fine dust jacket, a Signed, Limited First Edition, signed on a special tipped in leaf. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 447 pp .
Item Price
$215.00
The Road

The Road

by McCarthy, Cormac

London: Picador. 2006. First British Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine but for very slight soiling to top edge in near fine dust jacket.; Small 4to 9" - 11" ; 241 pp .
Item Price
$50.00
The mountains remain

The mountains remain

by Tasaki, Hanama

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company/The Riverside Press, 1952. Hardcover. 408p., mildly shelfworn hardcover in edgeworn dust jacket with a sticker over the price on the front flap. The Hawaiian-born, Oberlin-educated author went to Japan in 1936, "intending to throw myself bodily into the progressive movement," before being conscripted into the army for the duration of the war. This second novel describes the chaos of postwar Japan.
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$20.00
The Sandburg Range

The Sandburg Range

by Sandburg, Carl

NY: Harcourt. 1957. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed and inscribed by the author. Very good, with tape offsetting on endpapers, probably from a dust jacket protector; the lightly used dust jacket has shallow chipping at spine ends and a few tears. .
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$50.00
Brotherly Love

Brotherly Love

by Dexter, Pete

New York: Random House. 1991. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine in near fine but for minor bump to top corners of dust jacket, signed by the author.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 274 pp .
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$15.00
The Rifles (Sixth Dream of Seven Dreams. a Book of the North American  Landscapes

The Rifles (Sixth Dream of Seven Dreams. a Book of the North American Landscapes

by Vollmann, William T

New York: Viking. 1994. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. Fine but for a tiny bit of wrinkling at the head of the spine. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 411 pp .
Item Price
$50.00
The spyglass tree

The spyglass tree

by Murray, Albert

New York: Pantheon Books, 1991. Hardcover. 207p., first edition, first printing, very good condition in like dj. Alabama-born African American novelist.
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$12.00
Two-headed Poems

Two-headed Poems

by Atwood, Margaret

New York: Simon and Schuster. 1978. First US Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Foxing to top edge, a trace of sunning to edges, very good+ in near fine dust jacket. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall (5 x 9" or 13.5 x 22.5cm); 113 pp .
Item Price
$30.00
Bof Generation; roman

Bof Generation; roman

by Dupuis, Jean-Yves

Montreal: Quebec/Amerique, 1987. Paperback. 140p., trade-size paperbound in decorated 8x5 inch wraps. Faintest edgewear to exterior, paper within just slightly toned, a perfectly sound, clean and unmarked copy. Collection litterature d'Amerique; dirigee par Andre Vanasse.
Item Price
$15.00
A Burnt-Out Case

A Burnt-Out Case

by Greene, Graham

London: Heinemann. 1961. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Near fine in bit rubbed dust jacket with wear at front spine fold and wrinkle toward foot of spine. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 256 pp .
Item Price
$40.00
A Year of Rhymes a novel

A Year of Rhymes a novel

by Cooper, Bernard

New York: Viking, 1993. Hardcover. 228p., remainder mark bottom edge else a very good first edition, first printing stated in quarter-cloth boards and unclipped dj. Cooper's debut novel.
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$15.00
Terms Of Endearment

Terms Of Endearment

by McMurtry, Larry

London: W H Allen. 1977. 1st UK edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine with the usual browning pages, in very close to fine, price-clipped dust jacket with a wrinkle or two at the edges. Signed by the author.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 410 pp .
Item Price
$150.00
CHANCE. A Tale in two parts. SIGNED BY CONRAD

CHANCE. A Tale in two parts. SIGNED BY CONRAD

by CONRAD. JOSEPH.;

Methuen & Co. Ltd. London.,1913. Spurrious First edition. Actually the fourth impression with a cancel title page, stating " First Published 1913" on verso, on the title page stub. 8vo. (7.7 x 5.3 inches). 8 page publishers advert dated Autumn 1913. A very good copy in publishers green cloth binding with spine decorated and lettered in gilt, including the correct spelling of the publishers name at the bottom. Signed by Joseph Conrad on the front free endpaper, Dated 1923. The top of the signed leaf and... Read more about this item
Item Price
$4,167.80
A Patchwork Planet

A Patchwork Planet

by Tyler, Anne

New York: Knopf. 1998. First Edition; First Printing. Paperback. Wraps, advance reading copy, fine. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall (5 x 9" or 13.5 x 22.5cm); 285 pp .
Item Price
$17.00
A Few Quick Ones

A Few Quick Ones

by WODEHOUSE, P.G

London: Herbert Jenkins, 1959 Red cloth titled in black on spine. Tight and square, faint foxing. Dust jacket is price clipped, lacks botttom 2 inches of front panel, small tears, gaps at spine ends, unfaded, protected in a removable clear film sleeve. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall
Item Price
$28.00