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The General

by Sillitoe, Alan

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Published
1961
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Very Good
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1st Edition
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$75.00

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Alfred A. Knopf, 1961. Stated first US edition. Blue cloth spine, terracotta boards, gilt titles, blue topstain. A novel by the author of Loneliness of the Long-distance Runner and Saturday Night and Sunday Morning. This novel features a somewhat-futuristic battlefield setting, with a protagonist torn by moral conflict. Book very good with slight slant to spine, Temple Bar Bookshop sticker… Read more
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Fathers and Crows (Seven Dreams)

by Vollmann, William T.

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Published
1992
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
ISBN
9780670843336
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$65.00

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Viking Adult, 1992. First printing. Black cloth, green boards, gilt titles. Volume II of Seven Dreams. Novel based on the wars between the Jesuits and the Iroquois. Book very good with remainder mark at bottom edge, very small bump at foreedge, aging to paper. DJ also very good with light rubbing. 990 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.
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A Wreath for Udomo

by Abrahams, Peter

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Published
1056
Condition
Very Good
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1st Edition
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Alfred A. Knopf, 1056. Stated first US edition. Black cloth stamped with two-color titles and design, gray topstain. By the South African author of Tell Freedom and other novels. Book very good with fading to topstain, soil patches to endsheets. DJ, designed by Herbert Bayer, very good minus with triangular chip at head of spine, slight misfold, considerable bleeding… Read more
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The Messenger

by Wright, Charles

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Published
1963
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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$55.00

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Farrar Straus & Co., 1963. Second printing, 1963. White cloth spine, black boards and titles, red topstain. His first novel, set in NYC and concerning a young African-American working for a messenger service. Back cover blurbs by James Baldwin, Lucy Freeman and Kay Boyle. Book very good with a few age spots to endsheets and foreedge. DJ also very good… Read more
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Ship's Company

by Coleman, Lonnie

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Published
1955
Condition
Good
Edition
1st Edition
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$35.00

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Little, Brown & Co., 1955. Stated first edition. Gray boards, green titles. Nautical tale with a WWII setting. Not a continual narrative but characters overlap between stories. Ten stories included. Book good only owing to a coffee stain affecting the bottom half of the book although text block has escaped damage. DJ has equivalent stain although not terribly noticeable on… Read more
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This Blinding Absence of Light

by Ben Jelloun, Tahar

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Published
2002
Condition
Fine
Edition
1st Edition
ISBN
9781565847231
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$65.00

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The New Press, 2002. First printing. Translated by Linda Coverdale. Novel based on involving starvation and torture in a Moroccan prison. Unread and as new in like DJ with a tiny dent at front panel. 195 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.
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The Scene

by Cooper, Clarence L. Jr.

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Published
1960
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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$65.00

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Crown Publishers, 1960. First edition (NAP). Gray cloth, red titles. Early novel by an ex-con and former heroin addict about the world of addiction and law enforcement. Book very good with some whitish stains to back board, edge soil. DJ with imaginative design by Tom O'Sullivan, very good minus with triangular chip at back panel, overall wear to folds, light… Read more
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End Zone

by DeLillo, Don

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Published
1972
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
ISBN
9780395136454
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$175.00

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Houghton Mifflin Co., 1972. Stated first edition. Black cloth, gilt titles, green topstain. A novel involving football as metaphor. Book very good plus with fading to topstain. DJ also very good with one repaired tear at front panel. 242 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.
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Valedictory

by Kantor, Mackinlay

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Published
1939
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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$45.00

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Oward McCann, 1939. First edition (NAP). Tan cloth, blue titles and topstain. A novella concerning the reminiscences of a school custodian facing retirement. With line drawings by Amos Sewell. Book very good with darkening to cloth and pastedowns. DJ also very good with one short tear at head of spine, price clipped, modest soil. 92 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very… Read more
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Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

by Sillitoe, Alan

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Published
1958
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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$65.00

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Alfred A. Knopf, 1958. Second printing. Red cloth spine, gray boards, gilt titles, red topstain. Book very good plus with RH remainder mark on rear pastedown. DJ also very good plus with edgewear at spine-ends. 239 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.
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Stern

by Friedman, Bruce Jay

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Published
1962
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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$75.00

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Simon & Schuster, 1962. Stated first printing. Tan cloth, gilt titles, yellow topstain. First novel about being Jewish in postwar suburbia. Book very good plus with tape marks to endsheets from old Brodart, sunning to endsheets from pub's reply card, still laid in. DJ also very good with a couple of short tissue-repaired tears. 191 pp. . 1st Edition. Hardcover.… Read more
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High Tension

by Haines, Wililiam Wister

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Published
1938
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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$275.00

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Little, Brown & Co., 1938. Stated first edition. Mustard cloth, red titles and topstain, pictorial endsheets. One-color illustrations by Robert Lawson (Rabbit Hill, Ferdinand). Haines was the nephew of Owen Wister, author of The Virginian. He published a couple of other novels and (mostly) wrote screenplays. This novel concerns a group of linemen stringing current for the coming railroad and… Read more
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Trial at Monomoy: A Novel

by Masters, John

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Published
1964
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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$75.00

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Harper & Row, 1964. Stated first edition with Harper code E-O. Brown cloth, black/gilt titles with facsimile author signature to front. The story of a small town on the Florida coast and a cataclysmic storm that tested their resilience. Book very good plus, unread and with not much wear. DJ likewise very good plus with little aging. 341 pp.. 1st… Read more
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Great Jones Street

by DeLillo, Don

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citynightsbooks
Published
1973
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
ISBN
9780395155660
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$150.00

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Houghton Mifflin Co., 1973. Stated first printing. Black cloth spine, black boards, multicolored gilt titles, yellow topstain. His third novel, set in NYC and about a refugee from the world of rock&roll. Book very good with not much aging. DJ likewise very good with little wear. 265 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.
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The Salt Eaters

by Bambara, Toni Cade

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Published
1980
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
ISBN
9780394507125
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$125.00

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Random House, 1980. First edition with customary RH edition statement. Red cloth spine, black boards, gilt titles. Her first novel. Book unread, near fine with RH remainder stamp at top edge. DJ likewise near fine with a hint of rubbing. 295 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.
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Hard Times: An Authoritative Text, Backgrounds, Sources, and Contemporary Reactions, Criticism (Norton Critical Edition)

by Dickens, Charles

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Published
1990
Condition
Fine
Edition
Reprint
ISBN
9780393959000
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$20.00

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W W Norton & Co Inc (Np), 1990. Second printing of this Second Edition of the Norton Critical Edition. Edited by George Ford and Sylvere Monod. Contains Textual Notes and a variety of critical essays on the novel, its author and its times. Very good plus copy with minor shelfwear. 425 pp.. Reprint. Soft Cover. Fine.
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Portrait of a Young Man Drowning

by Perry, Charles

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Published
1962
Condition
Very Good
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1st Edition
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Simon & Schuster, 1962. Stated first printing. Orange cloth, black titles and topstain. Very interesting first novel by an African-American writer concerning Irish gang life and emotional survival in that environment. Book very good plus with little wear. DJ also very good plus with one shallow chip at top of back panel. 307 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.
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The Learning Tree

by Parks, Gordon

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Published
1963
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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$125.00

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Harper & Row, 1963. Stated first edition with pub. code G-N. Black cloth, gilt titles, logo endsheets. His first novel. Book very good with darkeniing to edges, small stain at bottom edge.DJ with date of 0963 also very good with edgewear, rubbing, one very short closed tear. 303 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.
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Do Lord Remember Me

by Lester, Julius

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citynightsbooks
Published
1985
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
ISBN
9780030715341
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$40.00

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Holt Rinehart & Winston, 1985. First printing. Orange cloth spine, tan boards, gilt titles. A 'novel of intensity, told in the space of one man's final day.' Book very good plus with little wear. DJ also very good plus with some rubbing, light soil. 210 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.
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A Memory and Other Stories

by Lavin, Mary

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citynightsbooks
Published
1973
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
ISBN
9780395171226
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$35.00

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Houghton Mifflin Co., 1973. Stated first printing. Black cloth, gilt titles. Contains five longer pieces. Book unread, very good with Booktrack sticker to ffep, disparate soil to foreedge and (mostly) bottom edge. DJ also very good with a bit of edgewear. 223 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.
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