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The Girl Who Played with Fire: Book 2 of the Millennium Trilogy

The Girl Who Played with Fire: Book 2 of the Millennium Trilogy

by Stieg Larsson

2010 Large Trade paperback version in excellent shape with some edgewear. 630p
Item Price
$9.99
Clock Without Hands

Clock Without Hands

by McCullers, Carson

London: Cresset, 1961. First Edition, first printing. Hard cover in dust jacket. Published London: Cresset, 1961. First British Edition. Some foxing to edges, but tight, near fine in vg or beter dj - dj spine darkened, has foxing to panels and is price clipped.. 1st. Hard. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo..
Item Price
$45.00
Sharing the Good Times

Sharing the Good Times

by Carter, Jimmy

New York: Simon & Schuster, 2004 First printing of the first edition. Book and dust jacket in fine, as new condition.
Item Price
$20.00
Not About Nightingales: a play

Not About Nightingales: a play

by Williams, Tennessee, edited with introduction by Allean Hale, foreword by Vanessa Redgrave

New York: New Directions, 1998. Paperback. xxvi, 163p., introduction, foreword, characters, the play, very good first edition trade paperback original in black pictorial wraps. An early play (1938) by Tennessee Williams that was never produced nor published until 1998 when Vanessa Redgrave brought it to the attention of Trevor Nunn at the Royal National Theatre. The play is based on a newspaper account of a hunger strike by prisoners in a Pennsylvania prison who were locked in a steam-heated cell and... Read more
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$15.00
Life is Not a Rehearsal: a memoir

Life is Not a Rehearsal: a memoir

by Brudnoy, David

New York: Doubleday, 1997. Hardcover. xx, 298p., very good first edition, first printing stated in boards and bright unclipped dj. Conservative gay radio talk show host with AIDS.
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$15.00
Mrs. Scrooge. A Christmas Poem

Mrs. Scrooge. A Christmas Poem

by Duffy, Carol Ann; Adams, Beth (Illus.)

New York: Simon & Schuster. 2009. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. Duffy was Britain's poet laureate in 2009, the year this book was published. Signed by the author on publisher's pasted book plate on the half-title.; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 36 pp .
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$25.00
The Pump House Gang

The Pump House Gang

by Wolfe, Tom

New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux. 1968. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine in fine dust jacket with old price sticker in place at lower left corner of rear panel. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall (5 x 9" or 13.5 x 22.5cm); 309 pp .
Item Price
$40.00
A Confederacy of Dunces

A Confederacy of Dunces

by John Kennedy Toole

First edition, second printing in a first state dust jacket with price clipped corner. Minor wear to jacket edges and corner chipping.
Item Price
$1,100.00
City Joys

City Joys

by Anderson, Jack

New York: Release Press, 1975. Paperback. 55p., very good first edition slim trade paperback in yellow decorative wraps. Poetry. Young 72 Release Press No. 7.
Item Price
$12.00
Editorial Wild Oats

Editorial Wild Oats

by Twain, Mark

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1905. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Octavo. Bound in original red pictorial cloth. Internally clean and bright, with no markings of any kind; a very good + copy.
Item Price
$75.00
The Papers of Samuel Marchbanks

The Papers of Samuel Marchbanks

by Davies, Robertson

New York: Elisabeth Sifton Books / Viking Press. 1986. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. Wraps, advance uncorrected proofs, near fine with a little toning to spine. An omnibus volume containing The Diary of Samuel Marchbanks, The Table Talk of Samuel Marchbanks, and Marchbanks's Garland. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 538 pp .
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$20.00
A HAIR DIVIDES

A HAIR DIVIDES

by Claude Houghton

[CLAUDE HOUGHTON OLDFIELD]. A HAIR DIVIDES. Thorton Butterworth Limited, London, 1930. First Edition. With original black cloth covers, red titles stamped on spine, title and author blind stamped on cover. Condition: Very Good. Appears barely read, mild soiling to cloth covers and hinges starting typical of vintage books of this age. All else excellent, covers are intact with no separation, all pages of text block generally very clean and near fine, all pages present with no tears or visible foxing.... Read more
Item Price
$118.95
Like Plastic

Like Plastic

by Flusfeder, David

London: Jonathan Cape. No faults for the book, no inscriptions. A little general handling takes the unclipped dust jacket just-off fine. Author's second novel. . Fine. Hardcover. First Edition, First Printing. 1996.
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£6.95
Introduction ("A Thousand and One Afternoons in Nada") to a new edition of  Ben Hecht's Erik Dorn

Introduction ("A Thousand and One Afternoons in Nada") to a new edition of Ben Hecht's Erik Dorn

by Algren, Nelson; Hecht, Ben

Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 1963. New Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Wraps in dust jacket, advance reading copy with unfinished spine near fine in very good dust jacket that has been lightly taped to book by the publisher; the jacket is too tall for the book and as a result the top edge has taken a beating especially at the head of the spine. Signed and inscribed by Algren in 1975. ; Chicago in Fiction Series; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 409 pp .
Item Price
$50.00
Down There on a Visit

Down There on a Visit

by Isherwood, Christopher, cover by Don Bachardy

London: Methuen & Co, 1962. Hardcover. 352p., very good first UK edition in boards and unclipped, edgeworn and browned dj Young 1965. A novel in four episodes all featuring a "Christopher Isherwood" each a different Christopher and each observed by a fifth "Christopher Isherwood." Cover by Don Bachardy.
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$25.00
Bukowski: Friendship, Fame & Bestial Myth

Bukowski: Friendship, Fame & Bestial Myth

by Sherman, Jory; Bukowski, Charles

Augusta: Blue Horse Publications. 1981. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. Wraps, Number 476 of 500 numbered copies, fine. Contains letters from Bukowski to Sherman, photographs, Sherman's remembrance of Bukowski, a biography of Sherman, and a reprint of a Bukowski story, "Notes from a Dirty Old Man." ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 38 pp .
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$20.00
Small faces

Small faces

by Soto, Gary

Houston: Arte Publico, 1986. Paperback. 126p., very good first edition trade paperback original in pictorial wraps.
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$15.00
The Boy in the Bush

The Boy in the Bush

by Lawrence, D. H. And Skinner, M. L

New York: Thomas Seltzer, 1924. Lighlty dust soiled top edges, miniscule wear to tips and spine ends, contents very lightlly toned, else a square, sharp-cornered, tightly bound near fine copy in the rare dust jacket, detached at the folds, three external tape mends.. First Edition. Hard Cover.
Item Price
$50.00
The temptation of Anthony; a novel in verse and other poems

The temptation of Anthony; a novel in verse and other poems

by Schneider, Isidor

New York: Boni and Liveright, Publishers, 1928. Hardcover. viii, 141p., first edition, very good condition in dj with a long (7/8 of spine) closed tear along the spine else good condition. *Rideout author.
Item Price
$25.00
The Investigation

The Investigation

by Uhnak, Dorothy

Simon & Schuster..
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$7.50
The Conservationist

The Conservationist

by Gordimer, Nadine

New York: Viking Press, 1975. First American edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. Inscribed by the author on the fly leaf to Canadian literary figure Greg Gatenby. 1975, First American edition. 252 pp. Hardcover. A Fine, tight, clean copy, in a Very Good dust jacket that is price-clipped, with light sunning to the spine, and faint soil to the rear panel. DJ now housed in a mylar wrap.
Item Price
$160.00
Play With a Tiger, a play in three acts

Play With a Tiger, a play in three acts

by Lessing, Doris

London: Michael Joseph, 1962. First UK edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good+. 1962, First British Edition. 80 pp. Hardcover, copper cloth. A Fine, tight, clean copy, in a Very Good+ dust jacket that shows light edgewear; rear panel soiled a touch. DJ now housed in a mylar wrap. Lessing's second book of plays.
Item Price
$68.00
Body Blows

Body Blows

by Simmons, Steven

New York: E. P. Dutton, 1986. Hardcover. 246p., very good first edition in quarter-cloth boards and unclipped dj. Tale of a young San Francisco rent boy.
Item Price
$11.00
Naked to the Night

Naked to the Night

by Raul, K. B

San Francisco: Gay Sunshine Press, 1986. Paperback. 173p., very good first revised edition trade paperback in pictorial wraps. Revised edition of the classic 1960s novel about a gay hustler selling his body from Times Square to Hollywood.
Item Price
$12.00
Provisional Landscapes

Provisional Landscapes

by Gregery, Debora

Lisbon, Iowa: The Penumbra Press. 1974. First Edition; First Printing. 6 linoleum block cuts in printed envelope, fine in very good+ envelope. One of 130 copies of this postcard set printed by B. P. O'Connell. All embroidery, punches, and stamping were done by Gregery, as were the linoleum cuts. ; 8¼ x 6"; 6 cards pp .
Item Price
$100.00