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Literary Blasphemies

By: Boyd, Ernest

Price: $22.00

Publisher: New York and London, Harper & Brothers Publishers: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1591


8vo. 265 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover quarter bound in green buckrham cloth with green boards and matching title piece on spine. Stated First Edition. Slight darkening to spine at edges, wear to cloth of upper spine end. Paper over front hinge cracked, underlying binding remains intact. Clean and unmarked throughout. Jacket is present but in fragments, pieces are separated at the paper folds, held in place in a clear archival cover. With a refreshing attitude of &#... View more info

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Cadillac Jukebox

By: Burke, James Lee

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, Hyperion: 1996

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 589


8vo. 297 pgs. Very Good hardcover in Very Good+ dust jacket, jacket is pristine but for a small 1/4 inch closed tear to top back panel, protected in removable archival cover. A gently read copy with very light overall shelf wear, wherein Dave Robicheaux comes to the aid of local politician Aaron Crown and gets entangled with a Mafia princess, a psychedelic guru, a psychopath and a former lover, now governor's wife. Settings include the New Orleans Garden District and Old... View more info

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Cimarron Rose

By: Burke, James Lee

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., Hyperion Books: 1997

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 1763


288 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket, clean, unmarked, pristine. James Lee Burke introduces a new series set in the American West. ISBN 0786862580. #1763 View more info

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The Cream of the Jest. Introduction By Harold Ward.

By: Cabell, James Branch

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library:

Seller ID: 1937


xii.250pgs. Very Good condition. Dark Green leatherette binding no. 4, Bernhard endpapers [circa 1925-1929] with gilt to spine. Light wear to edges, bottom spine edge frayed, spine slightly crinkled. Owner names on front blank. List of Modern Library titles after text. #1937. View more info

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The Mind of Poe and Other Studies

By: Campbell, Killis

Price: $32.00

Publisher: Cambridge Massachusets, Harvard University Press: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2541


238pgs. Good condition brown cloth hardcover, gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt, usual ex-library markings in the usual places, former owner name on copyright page and preface, otherwise clean throughout, binding tight. Cornerstone biography and literary commentary on Edgar Allan Poe, his personal life, personality, eclectic education and background and his sometimes self-revelatory body of work. Sections: The Mind of Poe, Contemporary Opinion of Poe, The Poe-Griswo... View more info

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Seasoned Timber

By: Canfield, Dorothy

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace and Co.: 1939

Edition: First Edition, Second Printing

Seller ID: 103


8vo. 485 pgs. Very Good hardcover. Illus. frontis. Cloth is tan, attractive coarse linen texture with green and brown title piece on spine. Owner name on front paste down. Small letter "B" stamped on front pastedown, bottom of title page and edges. Light foxing to endpapers, text clean and sound. Headmaster Timothy Hulme is in a serious quandry after the academy is willed one million dollars with the stipulation that Jewish, female, and local students must be wi... View more info

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Screaming with Joy : The Life of Allen Ginsberg

By: Caveney, Graham

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Bantam Books.: 1999

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 1487


8vo. 216 pgs. As New hardcover in As New jacket, clean and unmarked. Black and white cover art.The first fully illustrated tribute to Allen Ginsberg, the best-known American poet of the post-war generation, mother of the Beats, and walking embodiment of Western counterculture. ISBN 0767902785. #1487. View more info

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Monkey King

By: Chao, Patricia

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, HarperCollins Publishers: 1997

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 957


8vo. 310 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Author's first novel. Pristine. A story of recovery, memory and enlightenment as a young Chinese woman, after a mental breakdown and hospital sojourn, explores her past and the secrets in her extended Chinese family in order to come to terms with her hidden demons. ISBN 006018681X. #957. View more info

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Charles Lamb. Selections from His Letter, Essays and Verses. [Little Masterpieces]

By: Charles Lamb.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Thompson, Brown & Co: 1915

Seller ID: 1926


ix.156pgs. Very Good little green cloth hardcover, light shelf wear and rubbing to cloth at corners, gilt lettering and decoration to front and spine. Internally clean, sound, unmarked. Frontis portrait engraving of Charles Lamb, tissue intact. Contents: Editor's Introduction; Essays: The Two Races of Men, New Year's Eve, Imperfect Sympathies, Dream-Children: A Reverie, A Dissertaction Upon Roast Pig, On Some of the Old Actors, Detached Thoughts on Books and Reading, The... View more info

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Theo's Odyssey

By: Clement, Catherine. Translated By Steve Cox and Ros Schwartz.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Arcade Publishing: 1999

Edition: First North American Edition

Seller ID: 1880


593 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine dustjacket, clean and unmarked. First English Language Edition. Translated from the French by Steve Cox and Ros Schwartz. A story of healing as an ill little boy explores the many forms of religious faith while travelling with his aunt. He learns the tenets and philosophies of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Confucianism, Shinto, yoga, animism, voodoo and more. From the publisher: "This is a hugely enjoyable story abo... View more info

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Tomorrow and Tomorrow. [Pyramid Giant G214]

By: Collins, Hunt (Ed McBain, Evan Hunter]

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Pyramid Books: 1956

Seller ID: 1879


190 pgs. Very Good condition vintage paperback. Slight rubbing to paper at spine edges and a shallow partial crease to front cover vertically along woman pictured, else externally pristine, square and tight. Text block edges are red. Internally clean and unmarked, paper uniformly age-toned. First four pages have a small 1/2 inch closed edge tear to right margin. Cover art by Bob Lavin. From the back cover: "The Vikes were in the saddle riding high-peddling forbidden ... View more info

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The Archivist. A Novel.

By: Cooley, Martha

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Little Brown & Company: 1998

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 1638


8vo. 326 pgs. As New hardcover in As New jacket. Clean, crisp, unmarked first edition. A literary novel centered arount Matthias, a librarian, his unsettled memories following World War II and his wife's mental illness, and a young woman interested in the library's extensive collection of letters by T.S. Eliot. Author's first novel. "An intricate and compelling tale of the way in which guilt and passion may quickly unravel the inner life of an orderly man." ISBN... View more info

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From Potter's Field

By: Cornwell, Patricia

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York, Scribner: 1995

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 486


8vo. 412 pgs. Near Fine condition hardcover in Near Fine dust jacket, clean, tight and unmarked, no rubs or tears. Dark grey cloth spine, light grey boards with copper lettering to spine and blue endpapers. Dr. Kay Scarpetta again meets Gault. ISBN 0684195984. #486. View more info

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From Potter's Field

By: Cornwell, Patricia

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, Scribner.: 1995

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 596


8vo.412 pgs. Near Fine condition hardcover in Near Fine jacket, clean, tight and and unmarked. No rubs or tears, minimal trace of shelfwear along upper edge. Dark grey cloth spine, light grey boards with copper lettering to spine and blue endpapers. Dr. Kay Scarpetta again meets Gault. ISBN 0684195984.#596. View more info

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Point of Origin

By: Cornwell, Patricia

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1998

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 782


8vo. 356 pgs. Near Fine hardcover in Near Fine jacket, clean, tight and unmarked. Maroon cloth spine, gilt lettering, maroon boards. No tears or rubs, minute trace of shelfwear along bottom edges. Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta mystery. A killer uses fire to mask his crimes and Kay's Nemesis Carrie Grethen is involved. ISBN 0399143947. #782. View more info