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Street Walker, Anonymous
1 Anonymous Street Walker
New York Viking 1960 First American Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
Near fine copy of the first printing of the first American edition in a near fine Brodarted dust jacket. Book has small ding to middle top edge of front board, some production glue seepage back board near top of spine. Dust jacket is sunned on back, has a few chips to top edge, has a 1/2" closed tear top of back, has a chip to the top front, has a score mark down the front (does not cut through the paper), and the head and tail are bumped. The book has black cloth boards with yellow binding, black lettering on spine, 178 pp. Author writes about being a prostitute in London for ten months. Generally believed to be mystery writer Jonathan Gash's first book, although he has denied authorship. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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The Great Pretender, Atlas, James
2 Atlas, James The Great Pretender
New York Atheneum 1986 0-689-11800-7 / 9780689118005 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
Fine copy of first edition in fine Brodarted dust jacket. Dark orange paper boards with black cloth binding, copper lettering on spine and cover. 277 pp. The author's first novel. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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On Love, Botton, Alain  De
3 Botton, Alain De On Love
New York Atlantic Monthly Press 1993 0-87113-551-5 / 9780871135513 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
Fine copy of stated first edition, first printing in near fine Brodarted dust jacket. Very slight bump to upper left corner of back board. Dust jacket has some soiling, a faint small stain on front cover (upper middle, near spine) and some minor bleeding on the inside front bottom from the front bottom board (bleeding can't be seen from the front). Author's first book. 231 pp. Black boards, title blind stamped in black on cover with letter E in red showing through circle on front cover and completing title on cover. 
Price: 32.00 USD
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The History of Luminous Motion, Bradfield, Scott
4 Bradfield, Scott The History of Luminous Motion
New York Knopf 1989 0-394-57875-9 / 9780394578750 First American Hard Cover Fine Fine 
Fine copy of first printing of stated first American edition in fine Brodarted dust jacket. Author's first novel. Book has paper boards with photo on front and back, black spine with silver lettering. 274 pp. You won't find a better copy. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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5 Brown, Linda C. Secret Waters (SIGNED)
Yakima, WA Blue Begonia Press 1997 0-911287-24-8 / 9780911287240 First Edition Wraps Fine Grimshaw, Sue Signed
Fine signed first edition, first printing. Stories about dealing with a relative with Alzheimer's disease. Author/daughter whose mother had Alzheimer's Disease and whose father eventually moved in with the daughter. First book. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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6 Cannell, Stephen J. The Plan
New York William Morrow 1995 0-688-14046-7 / 9780688140465 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
Fine copy of the first printing of the first edition in fine Brodarted dust jacket. Author's first book. Black paper boards with black cloth binding, gold lettering on spine. Cream endpapers, 420 pp. Beautiful copy. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, Chabon, Michael
7 Chabon, Michael The Mysteries of Pittsburgh
New York William Morrow 1988 0-688-07632-7 / 9780688076320 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
Fine copy of first printing of stated first edition in near fine Brodarted dust jacket. Dust jacket sunned and age-toned at top, else fine. Pulitzer Prize winning author's first book. 297 pp. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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8 Chace, Susan Intimacy
New York Random House 1989 0-394-57030-8 / 9780394570303 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
Fine copy of first printing of stated first edition in near fine Brodarted dust jacket. Dust jacket is price clipped, slightly rubbed and has 1/8-inch scratch on front. Author's first novel. Book has light green paper boards with tan cloth binding, metallic blue lettering to spine and cover. 161 pp. Beautiful copy. We specialize in first novels. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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Candace & Other Stories (SIGNED), Cheuse, Alan
9 Cheuse, Alan Candace & Other Stories (SIGNED)
Cambridge, MA Apple-Wood Press 1980 0-918222-19-2 / 9780918222190 First Paperback Edition Wraps Near Fine Inscribed By Author
Near fine, incribed copy of author's first book. Very slight rubbing to bottom corners of spine, else fine. Bright pink wraps, 100 pp. Five short stories. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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10 Cohen, Arthur A. The Carpenter Years
New York New American Library 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Good 
Near fine copy of stated first printing of first edition in good Brodart-protected dust jacket. Book has some chips missing from top of boards, mostly near spine. Dust jacket has closed tears on top back and spine, chips missing from top and bottom os spine, corners chipped and rubbed, some foxing, rubbed and faded. 151 pp. Author's first novel. 
Price: 11.00 USD
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11 Collins, Larry and Lapierre, Dominique The Fifth Horseman
New York Simon and Schuster 1980 0-671-24316-0 / 9780671243166 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
Fine copy of first printing of first edition in near fine Brodarted dust jacket. Dust jacket is sunned a little and creased somewhat on upper back cover, else fine. Scarce in this condition. This is the first book on which the authors collaborated. Book has black paper boards with black cloth binding, magenta and gray lettering on spine, gray book title on cover, black endpapers, 478 pp. Preventing nuclear disaster in NYC. Tight crisp copy. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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12 Dill, Jane Flora's Wreath (SIGNED)
Friday Harbor, WA Ildolyn Press 2011 0983060509 / 9780983060505 First Edition Wraps Fine Signed
Fine signed copy in wraps, not published in boards. Story of four Victorian era women who were really into gardening. Fascinating stories of their lives. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Lord of the Barnyard, Killing the Fatted Calf and Arming the Aware in the Corn Belt, Egolf, Tristan
13 Egolf, Tristan Lord of the Barnyard, Killing the Fatted Calf and Arming the Aware in the Corn Belt
New York Grove Press 1998 0-8021-1641-8 / 9780802116413 First American Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Fine Remainder 
Near fine copy of stated first American edition, first printing in fine Brodarted dust jacket. Remainder stripe to bottom of text block, slight smudge to fore edge. 410 pp. Acclaimed first book by Egolf, who committed suicide in 2005. We specialize in first novels. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Lord of the Barnyard, Killing the Fatted Calf and Arming the Aware in the Corn Belt, Egolf, Tristan
14 Egolf, Tristan Lord of the Barnyard, Killing the Fatted Calf and Arming the Aware in the Corn Belt
London Picador 1998 0-330-36830-3 / 9780330368308 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Porter, James 
Fine copy of true first edition, first printing in near fine Brodarted dust jacket. There is a small wrinkle on the lower left of the dust jacket cover, else fine. 410 pp. Acclaimed first book by Egolf, who committed suicide in 2005. Cover art by James Porter. We specialize in first novels. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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15 Fenkl, Heinz Insu Memories of My Ghost Brother
New York Dutton 1996 0-525-94175-4 / 9780525941750 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
Near fine copy of first printing of first edition in near fine Brodarted dust jacket. Head band pulled, foot band and upper corners very slightly bumped. Dust jacket has been bumped at top of spine, else fine. Author's first novel. Book has cream colored paper boards with gray cloth binding, gold lettering to spine, green endpapers, 271 pp. Beautiful copy, as new. We specialize in first novels. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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16 Ferrigno, Robert The Horse Latitudes
New York William Morrow 1990 0-688-09060-5 / 9780688090609 Advance Reading Copy Wraps Near Fine Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) 
Near fine copy of special Advance Reading Copy in wraps. Slight bump to back top corner, else fine. Author's first book. 283 pp. Ending in advance reading copy differs from ending in first trade edition. We specialize in first novels. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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17 Friedman, Mickey Hurricane Season
New York E. P. Dutton 1983 0-525-24175-2 / 9780525241751 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Plus 
Near fine copy of first printing of stated first edition in very good plus Brodarted dust jacket. Book has some spine slant, corners bumped, the upper corner of page 27 is a little rumpled. Dust jacket is bumped at all corners and is a little rubbed. Inside back flap was creased. Book has black paper boards with white cloth binding, gold lettering on spine, 195 pp. Author's first novel. Hold on, it's hurricane season in Florida! Nice clean, tight copy. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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18 Friesz, Mary Lee A Window to Memory (SIGNED)
Palos Verdes, CA Mustard Seed Press 1996 0-9650788-4-1 / 9780965078849 First Edition Wraps Near Fine Friesz, Mary Lee Inscribed By Author
Near fine in wraps, warmly inscribed by author. Poet's first book. 59 pp. Mustard Seed Press bookmark with poem from this collection laid in. Illustrations, photos. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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19 Frome, Michael Promised Land (SIGNED)
New York Morrow 1985 0-688-04173-6 / 9780688041731 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Inscribed By Author
Near fine, warmly inscribed first edition, first printing in near fine dust jacket. Possible slight moisture stain near top of front board. 312 pp. Unusual to find inscribed copy. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Where the Air is Clear, Fuentes, Carlos
20 Fuentes, Carlos Where the Air is Clear
New York Ivan Obolensky, Inc. 1960 Second Printing Hard Cover Good Very Good Ex-Library 
Good copy of second printing in very good mylared dust jacket. Book is ex-library with "Discarded" stamp, due date card, two library stamps and library number on title page, ckosed tears to top of final pages. Dust jacket has a small tear to lower spine. This looks like a closed tear that has not been mylared correctly to close the tear. Dust jacket affixed to boards, but dust jacket not pasted or touched by tape. 376 pp. First novel by this outstanding Mexican author. Broad discourse on Mexico. We specialize in Latin American literature in translation. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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