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The Fool's Progress

By: Abbey, Edward

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000260

ISBN: 0-8050-0921-3

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine, tight book with minor bump to upper right tip, in near fine Brodarted dust jacket, small crease in upper right front corner. First edition, first printing. First-state dust jacket with uncorrected errors on both front and back flaps: "mist" for "myth" and "Mickey" for "Becky." 485 pp. Gold boards with black cloth spine, gold lettering. An Edward Abbey kind of novel. View more info

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The Swallow and the Tom Cat

By: Amado, Jorge

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Delacorte Press: 1982

Edition: First American

Seller ID: 001295

ISBN: 0-440-08325-7

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine book in near fine Brodarted dust jacket. First American edition. Top edge of DJ flaps browning. Light remainder spray on bottom of text block. 96 pp., translated from the Portuguese by Barbara Shelby Merello, wonderful illustrations by Carybe. We specialize in Latin American literature in translation. View more info

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Epitaph of a Small Winner

By: Assis, Machado De

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Noonday Press: 1952

Edition: First American

Seller ID: 000003

Condition: Very Good


Very good in good dust jacket. First American edition. Foxing and interesting Brazilian book store sticker on front paste down, water stain at top of spine and spine slightly bumped. Dust jacket price clipped, somewhat worn and tears on top spine and lower front. Manufactured by American Book-Stratford Press, Inc., New York. 223 pp. 8vo. Translated from the Portuguese by William L. Grossman. A posthumous memoir, tells the story of Braz Cubas (now dead). We speci... View more info

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Dom Casmurro

By: Assis, Machado De

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Noonday Press: 1953

Edition: First American

Seller ID: 000009

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine book in very good plus mylared dust jacket. First American edition. Light foxing, else fine. Small tear on bottom of dust jacket near spine. Translated from the Portuguese by Helen Caldwell. 283 pp. 8vo. Widely considered to be Machado's greatest novel. We specialize in Latin American literature in translation. View more info

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The Heritage of Quincas Borba

By: Assis, Machado De

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, W. H. Allen: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000011

Condition: Very Good


Very good copy of first edition in good mylared dust jacket. Closed split at top of spine of book, tight text block. Water stain on back board, back dust jacket and pages. Translated from the Portuguese by Clotilde Wilson. 255 pp. 8vo. Red boards with gold lettering on spine. We specialize in Latin American literature in translation. View more info

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Esau & Jacob

By: Assis, Machado De

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Berkeley, University of California Press: 1965

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 000393

Condition: Very Good


Very good copy ex-library with usual glue patches and stamps, tight copy. Near fine mylared dust jacket with only a little rubbing in spots on the cover. Green cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Two one-inch tape marks on back cover of book, two one-inch pieces of tape still on front cover of book. 287 pp. This is the last novel by Machado de Assis, translated by Helen Caldwell. We specialize in Latin American literature in translation. View more info

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The Great Pretender

By: Atlas, James

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Atheneum: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000437

ISBN: 0-689-11800-7

Condition: 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. View more info

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Historic Central City

By: Bancroft, Caroline

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Denver, CO, Bancroft Booklets: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000877

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine copy of fifth printing. Top of spine slightly bumped, covers slightly rubbed. Burnt orange wraps, 48 pp., lots of wonderful photos and maps. Presents the history of this gold rush area. View more info

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The Last Voyage of Somebody the Sailor

By: Barth, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000912

ISBN: 0-316-08251-1

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine copy of first printing of stated first edition in near fine Brodarted dust jacket. Book has jade paper boards with black binding, gold lettering on spine. Small ink mark inside back board. Small closed tear to upper left front dust jacket. Jade endpapers, 573 pp. Head and tail of spine bumped, slight circular moisture stains on cover. Author is a National Book Award winner (fiction). View more info

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Letters

By: Barth, John

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001173

ISBN: 399-12425-X

Condition: Fine


Fine copy in very good Brodarted dust jacket. First printing of the first trade edition in a fine Brodarted dust jacket. The dust jacket puzzles us. It has a 1/2" closed tear to the head of the spine, and is rubbed slightly at corners and edges, all normal wear for a large book of this age. But, there are score marks that originated from the inside of the dust jacket! There are four of these, one on each major DJ surface, very light at bottom, becoming more pron... View more info

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The Runner's Literary Companion

By: Battista, Garth (Editor)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Breakaway Books: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000836

ISBN: 1-55821-335-X

Condition: Fine


Fine copy, unread and as new, of second printing in fine Brodarted dust jacket. Book has light gray paper boards with black cloth binding, silver lettering to spine, silver design on cover. 324 pp. The book is fine, though there is a bubble on the back pastedown from manufacturing process. This is an inspirational compilation of stories and poems about running. We are runners and we specialize in books about running. View more info

Another You

By: Beattie, Ann

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000386

ISBN: 0-679-40078-8

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine stated first edition copy in near fine mylared dust jacket. Water stain on lower left front board and bottom of spine. Dust jacket slightly rubbed. Black paper boards with black cloth binding, gold lettering on spine. 323 pp. View more info

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The Dean's December

By: Bellow, Saul

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001396

ISBN: 0-06-014849-7

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine first edition, first printing in very good plus Brodarted dust jacket. 312 pp. Bottom tips of board slightly bumped, some rubbing on cover of front board. The dust jacket is sunned, bottom corners slightly bumped, some rubbing. View more info

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Beast

By: Benchley, Peter

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000251

ISBN: 0-679-40355-8

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine copy of first printing of first edition by author of Jaws in near fine Brodarted dust jacket. Book has slight spine slant. Front and back flaps of dust jacket have slight crimping to two corners. 350 pp. White boards, black cloth spine with silver lettering. View more info

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The Deep

By: Benchley, Peter

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday & Company: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000288

ISBN: 0-385-04742-8

Condition: Very Good


Very good copy of stated first edition by author of Jaws in very good mylared dust jacket. Dark green cloth boards, black cloth spine with gold lettering on spine and cover. Book spine cocked, corners, head and foot bands bumped, marking on FFEP. Dust jacket sunned and worn at corners. 301 pp. View more info

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White Shark

By: Benchley, Peter

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000380

ISBN: 0-679-40356-6

Condition: Fine


Fine copy of stated first edition by author of Jaws in fine Brodarted dust jacket. Green paper boards with white cloth binding, red lettering on spine, red design on cover. 324 pp. View more info

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The Island

By: Benchley, Peter

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Garden City, Doubleday & Company: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000870

ISBN: 0-385-13172-0

Condition: Fine


Fine copy of stated first edition in very good plus Brodarted dust jacket. Dust jacket is rubbed at jacket folds, rubbed at corners, bumped and chipped a little at head and tail of spine and has two dings to back cover, a very thin line scrape across the front cover. Book has orange paper boards with green cloth binding, gold lettering to spine. 302 pp. View more info

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Running Tide

By: Benoit, Joan

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001066

ISBN: 0-394-55457-4

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine copy of stated first edition in fine Brodarted dust jacket. Slight spine slant to book, else fine. Red paper boards with yellow cloth binding, gold lettering on spine and cover. 213 pp. Autobiographical work by 1984 Olympic Marathon winner Joan Benoit-Samuelson, great story with lots of photos. We are runners and we specialize in books about running. View more info

Joy School

By: Berg, Elizabeth

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000350

ISBN: 0-679-44943-4

Condition: Fine


Fine copy of first edition first printing in fine pictorial Brodarted dust jacket. Tan paper boards with brown cloth binding, gold lettering on spine. Tan end papers, 208 pp. By bestselling novelist. View more info

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The Excalibur Disaster

By: Bickham, Jack M.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Garden City, Doubleday & Company: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001162

ISBN: 0-385-14169-6

Condition: Fine


Fine copy of the first printing of the stated first edition in a near fine Brodarted dust jacket. Dust jacket is sunned a little and has a 1/4" closed tear at the head of the spine. Book has dark gray paper boards with a black cloth binding, silver lettering on spine, 449 pp. Author taught creative writing at the University of Oklahoma. View more info