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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

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A Troubadour's Testament

By: Cowan, James.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Boston, Shambala: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 730


8vo. 198 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket, pristine condition. A magical journey through twelfth-century Provence in search of the spiritual power of perfect love. By the author of "A Mapmaker's Dream". ISBN 1570623392. #730. View more info

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Fountain Society

By: Craven, Wes

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Simon & Schuster Trade: 1999

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 2154


8vo. 350 pgs. Fine condition hardcover in Fine jacket, holographic cover art.This is the first edition of the author's first book, a medical suspense thriller woven around a plot to confer immortality on an elite group of government scientists. Wes Craven is also known for his work in the film industry, including A Nightmare on Elm Street and The Twilight Zone. ISBN 0684846608. #2154. View more info

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The Farming of Bones.

By: Danticat, Edwidge

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Soho Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 2103


8vo. 312 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Clean, unmarked. Set in the mid 1900's in the Dominican side of the Haitian border. A novel of love, barabarism, persecution and endurance. ISBN 1569471266. #2103. View more info

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Sapho. Manon Lescaut.

By: Daudet, Alphonse and Prevost, Antoine Francois

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Boni and Liveright (Modern Library): 1919

Seller ID: 2221


16mo. 319 pgs. Very Good condition brown flexible leatherette with light wear to edges and corners. Binding 2 (Toledano 2000), some creasing to spine, Boni and Liveright logo on front cover, Brodsky endpapers with light foxing along edges. Owner name on verso of half-title, else clean and unmarked. Contains both titles: Sapho and Manon Lescaut. #2221. View more info

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The White Mice.

By: Davis, Richard Harding

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons.: 1911

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 223


12 mo. 307 pgs. Very Good hardcover. Top edge gilt. Red cloth, gilt spine and cover decoration. Light edge and corner wear and spotty fading to cloth. Illustrated frontis and seven additional black and white plates by George Gibbs. Text clean and unmarked. #223. View more info

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Spy Line

By: Deighton, Len

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1989

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 771


8vo. 291 pgs. Near Fine hardcover in Near Fine jacket. Faint paper wrinkling to spine edges of dust jacket, jacket dated 12/89. Clean and bright throughout. Succeeds Spy Hook. British agent Bernard Samson is on the run from an arrest warrant issued by the Secret Servic naming him a traitor. ISBN 0394551796. #771. View more info

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The Passion Play of Ober-Ammergau. The Great Atonement at Golgotha.

By: Drew, Mary Frances, translator.

Price: $13.00

Publisher: London, Burns & Oates, Ltd.: 1900

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 263


12 mo. 132 pgs. Very Good condition hardbound. Green cloth. Very slight corner wear, light foxing to endpapers. Few unobtrusive pencilled notaions, else very clean and solid throughout. The complete text as translated from the German in 1881, "with the addition of the Choruses in Rhyme and Rhythm, in accordance with the Original, as sung in 1890". #263. View more info

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Palamon and Arcite or the Knight's Tale from Chaucer.

By: Dryden, John. Edited By May Estelle Cook.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Chicago and New York, Scott, Foresman & Co. [The Lake English Classics]: 1898

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 1991


173pgs. Very Good condition blue cloth hardcover, The Lake English Classis Series. Very faint rubbing to spine edges and corners, slight darkening of cloth to spine. Scant remnant of a previous owner's bookplate (art deco style?) on front endpaper, otherwise clean and unmarked. Contents: Preface; Introduction: Chaucer, Dryden, The Story of Palamon and Arcite, Dryden's Style, Dryden's Estimate of Chaucer, Suggestions to Teachers, Bibliography; Text [with footnotes]; Notes... View more info

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Cold Cold Heart. A Novel.

By: Elliott [J.C. Pollock]

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Delacorte Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 2498


344 pgs. Sept. 1994 First Edition, first printing. Debut novel of James Elliott, pseudonym for author and screenwriter J.C. Pollock. Intricate procedural and psychological suspense novel starring former CIA agent Mike Culley reenlisted by the CIA to capture serial killer on a Virginia campus. Other titles written by Pollock under this pseudonym include: Nowhere to Hide (1997) and Endgame (2000). ISBN 0385313292. #2498. View more info

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Essays. Second Series. (American Classic Series)

By: Emerson, R.W.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, David McKay: 1893

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated.

Seller ID: 1318


sm 8vo. 307 pgs. Very Good condition green cloth hardcover, minimal shelfwear consisting of light rubbing to cloth at extremities. Owner name on front endpaper, otherwise clean and unmarked. Gilt lettering to spine and top edge gilt. Contents include eight essays and a lecture: The Poet, Experience, Character, Manners, Gifts, Nature, Politics, Nominalist and Realist, New England Reformers-Lecture at Amory Hall. #1318. View more info

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Shake Well Before Using. Poems By Michael Erlanger.

By: Erlanger, Michael

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Athens, Georgia, The Delmar Company: 1985

Edition: First Edition.

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2015


8vo. 48 pgs. Very Good+ condition hardcover. Faint sunning to top of rear board, else near fine. One of 200 copies printed by Dwight Agner and bound by the Delmar Company in November 1985, on the occasion of the author's seventieth birthday, at the request of Mary Erlanger. Front endpaper is dated 12/7/85 and inscribed by the author "Dear-XXX, Dear-XXXX, I'm glad we're friends, All best, Michael" Author Michael Erlanger (1915-2002) was president of the Mark Twain... View more info