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Your Day in the Barrel (SIGNED), Furst, Alan
21 Furst, Alan Your Day in the Barrel (SIGNED)
New York Atheneum Publishers 1976 0-689-10727-7 / 9780689107276 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Ratzkin, Lawrence Inscribed By Author
Fine copy of first printing of first edition in fine mylared pictorial dust jacket. Dust jacket is lightly sunned at edges, 1/8" closed tear to upper tip of back panel. Inscribed by author on title page. Author's first novel, very scarce in any condition. A suspense-filled thriller, the first novel in the author's highly-acclaimed Roger Levin trilogy, nominated for an Edgar Award. We specialize in first novels and in espionage and other books by Alan Furst. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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Leaf Storm And Other Stories, Garcia Marquez, Gabriel
22 Garcia Marquez, Gabriel Leaf Storm And Other Stories
New York Harper & Row 1972 06-012779-1 First American Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
Fine copy of second printing of first American edition in near fine mylared dust jacket. Bright dust jacket is price-clipped. 146 pp. Leaf Storm was Garcia Marquez's first book. This book also presents six GGM short stories. We specialize in Latin American literature in translation. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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23 Garland, Alex The Beach
New York Riverhead Books 1997 1-57322-048-5 / 9781573220484 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
Near fine copy of first printing of first edition in near fine Brodarted dust jacket. Foot band of book pulled, bottom of pp. 265-288 warped, fore-edge has slight soiling. Dust jacket slightly shelfworn, else fine. Author's first novel, basis for film of same name. We specialize in first novels. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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24 Garrison, Zoe Golden Triple Time
New York New American Library 1985 0-453-00478-4 / 9780453004787 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
Near fine copy of first printing of first book in very good Brodarted dust jacket. Bottom and top edges of board faded, top of text block a little soiled. Dust jacket has chips to corners, is rubbed and bumped at top. Book has black paper boards with black cloth binding, gold lettering on spine. Black endpapers, 446 pp. This is the first novel written under the pseudonym of two women. We specialize in first novels. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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25 Green, Judith Winners
New York Knopf 1980 0-394050387-2 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
Very good copy of stated first edition in very good Brodarted dust jacket, Sunning to top and bottom of board and spine, head band is pulled and stained a little, prior owner's library stamp inside cover, upside down, letter "O" erased from FFEP. Dust jacket is sunned and has a closed tear at head of spine. Blue paper boards wtih black cloth spine, gold lettering on spine and front board. 306 pp. We specialize in first novels. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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26 Guest, Judith Ordinary People
New York Viking 1976 0-670-52831-5 / 9780670528318 Third Printing Before Publication Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Private Press 
Near fine copy of third printing before publication in near fine Brodarted dust jacket. Head and tail of book spine bumped, lower back board bumped. Dust jacket sunning at spine and shows edgewear and chipping to head and tail of spine. 263 pp. Author's first novel, became Oscar-winning movie. We specialize in first novels. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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27 Hahn, Jennifer Spirited Waters (SIGNED)
Seattle, WA The Mountaineers Books 2001 0-89886-744-4 / 9780898867442 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Signed by Author
Near fine signed copy of stated first edition in near fine Brodarted dust jacket. Signed by Hahn on the title page. Book shows some very light soiling to top of text block and fore-edge, else fine. Dust jacket shows a little shelfwear, else fine. Story of Bellingham author's solo kayak adventure from Ketchikan, Alaska to Bellingham, WA. The Inside Passage is a very long, dangerous, exciting, beautiful strip of ocean water. Hahn, a naturalist and kayak expedition leader (and Bellingham kayaking icon!), relates her thoughts about her journey through these peaceful, dangerous waters in this fast moving adventure narrative. 213+ pp. We specialize in books about Bellingham and the surrounding area. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Stomping Ground, Hamill, Denis
28 Hamill, Denis Stomping Ground
New York Delacorte Press 1980 0-440-07741-9 / 9780440077411 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
Fine copy of stated first printing in near fine Brodarted dust jacket. Hamill's first book. Book has black paper boards with red cloth binding, silver lettering on spine, black endpapers, 372 pp. We specialize in first novels. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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29 Hammil, Joel Limbo
New York Arbor House 1980 0-87795-254-X / 9780877952541 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good Plus 
Fine copy of first printing in very good plus Brodarted dust jacket. Dust jacket is lightly sunned, top of spine bumped slightly, bumped lightly at tips, small ding to front cover, age toning to top edge of inside flaps. Gray cloth boards with black cloth binding, yellow lettering on spine. 246 pp. Author's first novel. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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30 Harwood, Margaret A Finer Feast (SIGNED)
Sophia's Feast Books 2000 First Edition Wraps Fine Inscribed By Author
Fine first edition in wraps, inscribed on title page. Only edition we have seen. Poetry and essays relating to Harwood's personal experience with anorexia. "It is about the journey the soul makes in trying to find a body, a voice and a home. It is about making sense of sorrow and suffering and the mystery of the transforming power of love." First book of poems. 58 pp. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The First of January, Head, Lee
31 Head, Lee The First of January
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1974 399-11221-9 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
Near fine copy of first printing of first edition in very good Brodarted dust jacket. The front board has bled slightly in two very small areas onto top of the front past down and FFEP, there is some spine slant. The dust jacket is bumped at head and foot of spine with some small closed tears, there is a crease to the back inside cover, a few small red spots where the red of the cloth board has become damp and stained the inside of the dust jacket. The book has red cloth boards with gold lettering to spine. 306 pp. Author's first novel, Oklahoma politician tries to take over the U.S. Senate. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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32 Hendricks, Vicki Miami Purity
New York Pantheon Books 1995 0-679-43988-9 / 9780679439882 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
Fine copy of stated first edition, first printing in fine Brodarted dust jacket. Book has purple paper boards with purple cloth binding (of course!), yellow lettering on spine. 200 pp. Dark, emotional first novel. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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33 Hill, David Sacred Dust
New York Delacorte Press 1996 0-385-31534-1 / 9780385315340 Advance Reading Copy from Uncorrected Pr Wraps Near Fine Advance Uncorrected Proofs 
Unread near fine copy of Advance Reading Copy from Uncorrected Proofs (dated May 10, 1996) of author's first novel. Tan wraps sunned at spine, slight bump to lower right spine at foot, else fine. 388 pp. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Garcia Lorca, Honig, Edwin
34 Honig, Edwin Garcia Lorca
New York New Directions 1963 Wraps Very Good Plus 
Very good plus copy of 1963 reprint in wraps. Unread, tight, sunned, rubbed, bumped at corners. 239 pp., includes appendix, bibliography and index. Garcia Lorca's life and work, excellent research source. Author's first book. We specialize in Latin American literature in translation. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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35 Hoover, Kenneth R. A Politics of Identity Liberation and the Natural Community
Urbana University of Illinois Press 1975 0-252-00436-1 / 9780252004360 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good Plus 
Fine copy of first edition in very good plus Brodarted dust jacket. Author's first book. Book is tight and fine. Dust jacket is lightly rubbed front and upper right corner, small closed tear upper right corner of spine, light fading to spine, light foxing inside back flap and back cover, closed bumped tear upper back cover. 171 pp. Hoover "draws upon a range of behavioral studies and theories, particularly in the fields of psychology and political science, to go beyond a critique of the liberal tradition." "Hoover combines the decline of traditional liberalism and the rise of scientific study of human nature as the framework for his proposal of a society oriented to human needs, rather than to the operation of an inequitable marketplace." 
Price: 30.00 USD
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36 Hoover, Kenneth R. A Politics of Identity Liberation and the Natural Community
Urbana University of Illinois Press 1975 0-252-00436-1 / 9780252004360 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
Near fine copy of first edition in very good dust jacket. Author's first book. Book is bumped at rear upper left board, else fine. Tight binding. Dust jacket is price clipped, rubbed front and spine, bumped at tips and corners, small closed tear upper right corner, top of back cover two small closed tears, bumped. Light fading to spine. 171 pp. Hoover "draws upon a range of behavioral studies and theories, particularly in the fields of psychology and political science, to go beyond a critique of the liberal tradition." "Hoover combines the decline of traditional liberalism and the rise of scientific study of human nature as the framework for his proposal of a society oriented to human needs, rather than to the operation of an inequitable marketplace." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Typical American, Jen, Gish
37 Jen, Gish Typical American
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1991 0-395-54689-3 / 9780395546895 Second Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
Near fine copy, unread, of second printing in near fine Brodarted dust jacket. Head and tail of book spine slightly bumped, else fine. Dust jacket a little creased at head and tail of spine and on front flap, else fine. Author's first novel. Pumpkin paper boards with orange cloth binding, gold lettering on spine and cover. Gold end papers. Beautiful copy, 296 pp. We specialize in first novels. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Typical American (SIGNED), Jen, Gish
38 Jen, Gish Typical American (SIGNED)
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1991 0-395-54689-3 / 9780395546895 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Fine Signed by Author
Near fine, unread, copy of first printing, first edition in fine Brodarted dust jacket. There is a small smudge on the fore-edge and the head and tail of the book spine are a little bumped. Signed by the author, her first novel. Pumpkin paper boards with orange cloth binding, gold lettering on spine and cover. Gold end papers. Beautiful copy, 296 pp. We specialize in first novels. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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39 Jones, Stephen Turpin
New York Macmillan 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
Near fine copy of first printing of first edition in near fine Brodarted dust jacket. Book is unread, tight and clean but grades near fine since spine is bowed a little, else fine. Dust jacket sunned on spine and worn at bottom, bumped at top. Author's first novel. Black cloth boards with gold lettering to spine. 307 pp. We specialize in first novels. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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40 Jong, Erica Fear of Flying
New York Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1973 0-03-010731-8 / 9780030107313 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
Near fine, unread copy of stated first edition in near fine Brodarted pictorial dust jacket. Head and foot bands of book pulled, spine and edges of boards sunned, "95 E" written in pencil (?) on FFEP. Dust jacket has a few creases and a scratch on the spine. Author's first novel. 340 pp. Blue cloth boards with red lettering on spine. Red end papers. First edition is unusual in any condition, this book is in beautiful condition. We specialize in first novels. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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