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  • THE WASHINGTON SQUARE ENSEMBLE. by Bell, Madison Smartt.
    Bell, Madison Smartt.
    THE WASHINGTON SQUARE ENSEMBLE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1983) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, the story of some of the regulars of this New York park - a drug dealer, his hired gun, a Puerto Rican deep into voodoo, and more. SIGNED on the title page. 342 pp. ISBN: 0-670-750050.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (some light toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 60656
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  • SUZI SINZINNATI. by Bellamy, Joe David (1941-2014)
    Bellamy, Joe David (1941-2014)
    SUZI SINZINNATI.

    Edition: First edition.

    Wainscott, NY: Pushcart Press, (1989) dj. Hardcover first edition - His first novel, set in Cincinnati in 1960, this a love story between a pre-med student and a stripper. Dust jacket praise from T. C. Boyle and Lorrie Moore, among others. Winner of Pushcart's Seventh Annual Editors' Book Award. 203 pp. ISBN: 0-916366561.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 67326
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  • NEONS. by Belloc, Denis.
    Belloc, Denis.
    NEONS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Boston: David R. Godine, Publisher, (1991) dj. Hardcover first edition - Belloc's first novel - one with many intentional autobiographical parallels. "In this brilliant tale of violent sexuality, set forth in stark, hypnotic prose, Denis Belloc presents a straightforward narrative of the homosexual underworld in 1960s Paris." Translated by William Rodamor. 103 pp. ISBN: 0-879238585.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64956
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  • MOGHUL BUFFET. by Benard, Cheryl.
    Benard, Cheryl.
    MOGHUL BUFFET.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, "set in Peshawar, a border town in Pakistan, a murder mystery about a missing American businessman which offers a glimpse at the situation of women in the Muslim world, from Afghan refugees to maverick women politicians." 264 pp. ISBN: 0-374211795.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 74116
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  • AN INVISIBLE SIGN OF MY OWN. by Bender, Aimee.
    Bender, Aimee.
    AN INVISIBLE SIGN OF MY OWN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - First novel by the author of the highly acclaimed short story collection 'The Girl in the Flammable Skirt..' SIGNED on the title page. 242 pp. ISBN: 0-385-492235.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 47574
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  • AN INVISIBLE SIGN OF MY OWN. by Bender, Aimee.
    Bender, Aimee.
    AN INVISIBLE SIGN OF MY OWN.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Doubleday, (2000.). SIGNED first edition - First novel by the author of the highly acclaimed short story collection 'The Girl in the Flammable Skirt..' SIGNED on the title page. 246 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 60677
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  • AN INVISIBLE SIGN OF MY OWN. by Bender, Aimee.
    Bender, Aimee.
    AN INVISIBLE SIGN OF MY OWN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - First novel by the author of the highly acclaimed short story collection 'The Girl in the Flammable Skirt..' INSCRIBED on the title page - "For G... All best." 242 pp. ISBN: 0-385-492235.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (remainder dot, few spots to edge of textblock.)

    Book ID: 50376
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  • AN INVISIBLE SIGN OF MY OWN. by Bender, Aimee.
    Bender, Aimee.
    AN INVISIBLE SIGN OF MY OWN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - First novel by the author of the highly acclaimed short story collection 'The Girl in the Flammable Skirt..' 242 pp. ISBN: 0-385-492235.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 71968
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  • SLOW DANCING. by Benedict, Elizabeth.
    Benedict, Elizabeth.
    SLOW DANCING.

    Edition: 2nd printing (same month as first)

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985. dj. Hardcover - First novel by this highly praised young writer. A story of young professionals, veterans of the 60s and 70s, as they confront the changes in the 80s, 276 pp. ISBN: 0-394-55157-5.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 86501
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  • A WORLD LIKE THIS. by Benedict, Helen.
    Benedict, Helen.
    A WORLD LIKE THIS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, following three books of non-fiction. The story of Brady, a 17 year-old ex-con, who just wants to make a new life for herself. 194 p. ISBN: 0-525-248315.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good minus dust jacket (appears unread, but with a remainder line, dust jacket has a tear to back cover with associated creasing.)

    Book ID: 57347
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  • A WORLD LIKE THIS. by Benedict, Helen.
    Benedict, Helen.
    A WORLD LIKE THIS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, following three books of non-fiction. The story of Brady, a 17 year-old ex-con, who just wants to make a new life for herself. 194 p. ISBN: 0-525-248315.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dust jacket (apprears unread, but with a remainder line.)

    Book ID: 47437
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  • DOGS OF GOD by Benedict, Pinckney
    Benedict, Pinckney
    DOGS OF GOD

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Doubleday, 1994. First edition - Author's first novel - a tale of malevolence and violence set in rural West Virginia.

    Condition: Very good+ in glossy illustrated wrappers (slight curl to edge of covers.)

    Book ID: 4789
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  • DOGS OF GOD by Benedict, Pinckney
    Benedict, Pinckney
    DOGS OF GOD

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first novel (third book, preceded by two collections of short stories) - a tale of malevolence and violence set in the author's native rural West Virginia. 354 pp. ISBN: 0-385-420226.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 41378
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  • THE PALE SURFACE OF THINGS. by Bennett, Janey.
    Bennett, Janey.
    THE PALE SURFACE OF THINGS.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Victoria, British Columbia: Hopeace Press, (2007). SIGNED first edition - The author's first novel, set in a Cretan village with "kidnaps and killings, prayers and healings, ethics and ritual, and a darned good tale." NSCRIBED on the title page "For -- best wishes" and dated in the year of publication. 337 pp. ISBN: 978-0973400724.

    Condition: Fine in wrappers.

    Book ID: 70186
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  • THE BRIGHTEST SUN. by Benson, Adrienne.
    Benson, Adrienne.
    THE BRIGHTEST SUN.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Park Row Books, (2018). SIGNED first edition - The author's first novel. Set in Kenya in the 1990s, this follows three women and the connections between them - one is an American anthropologist who has just given birth to her first child, the second is a lonely expat wife, and the third is a Maasai woman who is unable to bear children of her own. SIGNED on the title page. 323 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 73008
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  • DODO: Detail of the Day. by Benson, E. F.
    Benson, E. F.
    DODO: Detail of the Day.

    Edition: Early reprint.

    Chicago: Conkey and Co., nd. (ca 1910). Hardcover - Benson's first novel, a satirical look at society. 192 pp.

    Condition: Good only in tan cloth with red and black illustration and lettering (lettering rubbed on spine, hinges cracking, rather severe toning to the pages, but still an uncommon and relatively early reprint.)

    Book ID: 58390
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  • Bercovitch, Reuben.
    HASEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1978. dj. Hardcover first edition - A story of two young boys who live and hunt outside a Nazi concentration camp - until the day they see the arrival of a bunch of child-prisoners.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dj.

    Book ID: 11656
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  • THE BERENSTAIN'S BABY BOOK. by Berenstain, Stanley and Janice.
    Berenstain, Stanley and Janice.
    THE BERENSTAIN'S BABY BOOK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Macmillan, 1951. dj. Hardcover first edition - The true first edition of the Berenstain's first book, a light-hearted but useful guide to living with your new baby, illustrated with their humorous drawings. The Berenstains went on to produce the long-lived and still popular Berenstain Bears series. 92 pp.

    Condition: Very good+ in illustrated boards with a cloth spine in a good copy of the uncommon dust jacket. (price-clipped, some sunning and overall edgewear to the dj, short tears and chipping at the ends of the spine, but complete)

    Book ID: 69499
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  • Berges, Emily Trafford
    THE FLYING CIRCUS

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, 1985. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first novel, set during the early years of barnstorming.

    Condition: VG/VG (some edgewear to dj.)

    Book ID: 11185
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  • THE TRICK. by Bergmann, Emanuel.
    Bergmann, Emanuel.
    THE TRICK.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Atria (Simon & Schuster), (2017) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel -a story about a young boy who believes in magic and a disillusioned old man who believes in nothing. Ranging from 1934, where a rabbi's son in Prague joins a traveling circus, becomes a magician, and rises to fame under the stage name the Great Zabbatini just as Europe descends into World War II. When Zabbatini is discovered to be a Jew, his battered trunk full of magic tricks becomes his only hope of surviving the concentration camp" to 70 years later, when a 10 year old boy finds a scratched LP that captures Zabbatini performing his greatest tricks. INSCRIBED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 375 pp. ISBN: 978-1501155826.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 74070
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  • MOMENTS OF FAVOR. by Bergner, Daniel.
    Bergner, Daniel.
    MOMENTS OF FAVOR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1991). Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, one which explores the dangerous appeal of celebrity status. At college Peter Bram avoided fellow student Michael Marr, son of a president-elect who died before taking office, but several years later in Manhattan where Peter is a struggling musician and songwriter, he is reacquainted with Michael and becomes part of his circle. Seduced by the perks of being best friend to a legend, Peter changes. Review copy with publisher's material laid in. 240 pp. ISBN: 0-671704575.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 83513
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  • BLACKBIRD BYE BYE. by Bernard, April.
    Bernard, April.
    BLACKBIRD BYE BYE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book, winner of The Academy of American Poets' 1988 Walt Whitman Award (the judge was Amy Clampitt). Complimentary sheet laid in. 66 pp. ISBN: 0-394-575369.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 51880
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  • PIRATE JENNY. by Bernard, April.
    Bernard, April.
    PIRATE JENNY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, 1990. dj. Hardcover first edition - First novel by this award winning poet, described as 'a coming of age novel with sharp edge of film noir.. a closely observed and intricate comedy of manners, from working class New England to the old money of New York's Gramercy Park .. a book as smart, dangerous and winning as the femme fatale at its heart.'. ISBN: 0-393-028216.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 27634
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  • PIRATE JENNY. by Bernard, April.
    Bernard, April.
    PIRATE JENNY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, 1990. dj. Hardcover first edition - First novel by this award winning poet, described as 'a coming of age novel with sharp edge of film noir.. a closely observed and intricate comedy of manners, from working class New England to the old money of New York's Gramercy Park .. a book as smart, dangerous and winning as the femme fatale at its heart.'. ISBN: 0-393-028216.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 51768
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  • THE ROAD TO BOBBY JOE and Other Stories. by Berney, Louis.
    Berney, Louis.
    THE ROAD TO BOBBY JOE and Other Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1991) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Young author's first book, short stories populated with wonderful and weird people: an ancient black escape artist, a Laotian busboy driven to violence. SIGNED on the title page. Berney has gone on to write strongly character-driven crime fiction, under the name Lou Berney. 182 pp. ISBN: 0-15-1778701.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (as new, but with a remainder line.)

    Book ID: 72150
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  • CONFESSIONS OF A PRETTY LADY. by Bernhard, Sarah.
    Bernhard, Sarah.
    CONFESSIONS OF A PRETTY LADY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1988.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Comedian's first book - "sophisticated, sardonic, and witty" - part memoir, part witty commentary on modern life. Photographs. 133 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0159294.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (sunning to spine of dj.)

    Book ID: 57353
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  • THE MANUAL OF DETECTION. by Berry, Jedehiah.
    Berry, Jedehiah.
    THE MANUAL OF DETECTION.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Penguin, 2009. First edition - The author's first novel -" Charles Unwin is an anonymous clerk for a large-scale private detective agency. His only contact with actual sleuthing is when he files reports for his famous boss, investigator Travis Sivart. When Sivart unexpectly goes missing, Unwinis thrust into a labyrinth of murderous plot twists, beautiful women, and unanswered questions as he searches for his boss with only his wits and the mysterious 'Manual of Detection' to guide him. As his search through the nameless, rain-soaked city progresses, he discovers that his mentor's greatest cases were incorrectly solved, and is faced with thwarting a criminal mastermind with designs on controlling the entire city." 281 pp.

    Condition: Fine in black glossy illustrated wrappers. Different cover art than the final book.

    Book ID: 64549
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  • WHEN WE WERE WOLVES. by Billman, Jon.
    Billman, Jon.
    WHEN WE WERE WOLVES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1999) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's very highly praised first book, an interrelated collection of stories set in Wyoming. Dust jacket comments from Rick Bass, Larry McMurtry and Annie Proulx (who commented that "Jon Billman is a brilliant young writer with an astonishing range. These fresh and vivid stories are gritty, full of energy and humor, a sharp pleasure to read.") SIGNED on the title page. In addition, a signed handwritten brief note to Oklahoma collector Larry Owens, and also a postcard with a note to Owens from Billman on the verso, are laid in. 239 pp. ISBN: 0-375502580.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81138
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  • Bills, Greg.
    CONSIDER THIS HOME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first novel, the story of a young woman who returns with her 6 year old son to the small town in Utah where she grew up, and to the web of family friction and strict Mormon customs. Long blurb on cover from Tony Kushner, who called this a "wonderful exciting novel... the writing is fierce, funny, smart, observant, and at times very sexy." 318 pp. ISBN: 0-671798731.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 26689
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  • Bills, Greg.
    CONSIDER THIS HOME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first novel, the story of a young woman who returns with her 6 year old son to the small town in Utah where she grew up, and to the web of family friction and strict Mormon customs. Long blurb on cover from Tony Kushner, who called this a "wonderful exciting novel... the writing is fierce, funny, smart, observant, and at times very sexy." 318 pp. ISBN: 0-671798731.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. Review copy with publisher's card laid in.

    Book ID: 36482
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