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  • Yarbrough, Steve.
    VISIBLE SPIRITS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2001. dj. Hardcover first edition - Award winning author's second novel (5th book), set in the Mississippi Delta in 1902 where 'Reconstruction is being encroached upon by Jim Crow.' Well-deserved cover praise from such diverse writers as Ha Jin, Kent Haruf, David Guterson and others. 273 pp. ISBN: 0-375-411593.

    Condition: Very near fine in fine dust jacket (a bit of sunning to upper edge of front cover.)

    Book ID: 61586
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  • ARCADY'S GOAL. by Yelchin, Eugene.
    Yelchin, Eugene.
    ARCADY'S GOAL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2014) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Story for older children based on his father's experiences in the Soviet Union in the 1940s. " For twelve-year-old Arcady, soccer is more than just a game. Sent to live in a children's home after his parents are declared enemies of the state, it is a means of survival, securing extra rations, respect, and protection." Illustrated with drawings by the author. SIGNED on the half title page, and dated in the year of publication and uncommon thus. Yelchin's earlier children's book on life in Stalinist Russia 'Breaking Stalin's Nose" was a Newbery Honor Book. Author's note. Small square format. 234 pp. ISBN: 978-0805098440.

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

    Book ID: 64322
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  • ARCADY'S GOAL. by Yelchin, Eugene.
    Yelchin, Eugene.
    ARCADY'S GOAL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2014) dj. Hardcover first edition - Story for older children based on his father's experiences in the Soviet Union in the 1940s. " For twelve-year-old Arcady, soccer is more than just a game. Sent to live in a children's home after his parents are declared enemies of the state, it is a means of survival, securing extra rations, respect, and protection." Illustrated with drawings by the author. Yelchin's earlier children's book on life in Stalinist Russia 'Breaking Stalin's Nose" was a Newbery Honor Book. Author's note. Small square format. 234 pp. ISBN: 978-0805098440.

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

    Book ID: 68466
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  • THE HAUNTING OF FALCON HOUSE. by Yelchin, Eugene.
    Yelchin, Eugene.
    THE HAUNTING OF FALCON HOUSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2016). Hardcover first edition - "Written by Prince Lev Lvov, translated from the Russian by Eugene Yelchin. "A long undisturbed bedroom. A startling likeness. A mysterious friend.
    When twelve-year-old Prince Lev Lvov goes to live with his aunt at Falcon House, he takes his rightful place as heir to the Lvov family estate. Prince Lev dreams of becoming a hero of Russia like his great ancestors. But he'll discover that dark secrets haunt this house." llustrated with drawings by the author. Yelchin's earlier children's book on life in Stalinist Russia 'Breaking Stalin's Nose" was a Newbery Honor Book. Note on the translation and historical notes. vii, 310 pp. ISBN: 978-0805098457.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated boards (new).

    Book ID: 68472
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  • TREASURE OF PLEASANT VALLEY. by Yerby, Frank.
    Yerby, Frank.
    TREASURE OF PLEASANT VALLEY.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Dial Press, (1955.) dj. Hardcover - A novel of the California gold rush in 1849. Cover art by Jules Gotlieb. The back flap of the dust jacket contains the information that Yerby's nine previous novels had sold a total of more than 13 million copies - a very respectable figure for any writer of the 1950's but probably unique for an African American novelist of the era. 219 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a good only dust jacket. (lower corner of front flap clipped, some overall rubbing and edgewear)

    Book ID: 69454
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  • Yerby, Frank.
    FLOODTIDE.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Dial Press, 1950. dj. Hardcover - Romantic and historical novel set in antebellum Natchez - a picture of slavery, of racial conflict, and of love that crosses these boundaries, by this prolific writer who was initially not known as African American.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 20324
    Keywords: Historical Fiction
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  • Yerby, Frank.
    THE DEVIL'S LAUGHTER.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Dial Press, (1953.) dj. Hardcover - Early printing of this romantic novel set during the French Revolution. 318 pp

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 38328
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  • Yerby, Frank.
    THE SARACEN BLADE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dial Press, 1952. dj. Hardcover first edition - Historical novel set in the worlds of heretic and fanatic, Christian and Sarecen, Jew and Catholic, Sicilian and German, in early 13th century Europe - a time of the excitement of the Crusades and of the poverty of the serfs. Map endpapers. Historical notes, 405 pp. Dust jacket by Julian Paul.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some crinkling from dampness to the rear cover of the dj, tear along rear fold, now protected by an archival cover.)

    Book ID: 38329
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  • Yerby, Frank.
    THE DEVIL'S LAUGHTER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dial Press, 1953. dj. Hardcover first edition - Romantic novel set during the French Revolution. 376 pp. Dust jacket by Harry Barton. Back cover of the dj has a small photograph of Yerby, and a description of him as the 'modern Dumas.'

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dust jacket (just light edgewear to dj.) Surprisingly uncommon in the first edition.

    Book ID: 38331
    Keywords: Historical Fiction
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  • Yerby, Frank.
    AN ODOR OF SANCTITY: A Novel of Medieval Moorish Spain.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Dial Press, (1965.) dj. Hardcover - Massive historical novel set in Spain when the Iberian peninsula was full of warring peoples and religions. African American novelist Yerby lived in Spain at the time he wrote this. 563 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket. (light edgewear to dj.)

    Book ID: 38332
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  • Yerby, Frank.
    BENTON'S ROW.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Dial Press, (1954.) dj. Hardcover - 'A four-generation novel of the South' set in Louisiana between 1842 and 1920. 280 pp. Full page photograph of Yerby on the back cover of the dj.

    Condition: Very good in a fair dust jacket. (large chip. other edgewear)

    Book ID: 38417
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  • Yerby, Frank.
    TREASURE OF PLEASANT VALLEY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dial Press, 1955. dj. Hardcover - A novel of the California gold rush in 1849. Cover art by Jules Gotlieb. The back flap of the dust jacket contains the information that Yerby's nine previous novels had sold a total of more than 13 million copies - a very respectable figure for any writer of the 1950's but probably unique for an African American novelist of the era. 348 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a near fine dust jacket. (gift inscription, hint of spine slant, unusually bright and attractive dj, original price of 3.50 on dj flap.)

    Book ID: 38419
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  • THE GARFIELD HONOR. by Yerby, Frank.
    Yerby, Frank.
    THE GARFIELD HONOR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dial Press, 1961. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in Texas in the days following the Civil War. 347 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a fair only dust jacket (significant rubbing and wear to the dj, small peeled spot on front cover, chipping to ends of spine, etc, Original price of 3.95 still present).

    Book ID: 72658
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  • BENTON'S ROW. by Yerby, Frank.
    Yerby, Frank.
    BENTON'S ROW.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dial Press, 1954. dj. Hardcover first edition - 'A four-generation novel of the South' by this African American writer, set in Louisiana between 1842 and 1920. 346 pp. The dust jacket flap notes that more than 12 million copies of Yerby's books have been sold and he was apparently feeling comfortable enough to have a full page photograph on the back cover of the dj.

    Condition: Very good in a good only dust jacket (prev owner's name lined out on front endpaper, offsetting to endpapers and usual toning to the pages, chipping to top edge of dj, tear along side of spine. Original price of $3.50 still present)

    Book ID: 77443
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  • GRIFFIN'S WAY. by Yerby, Frank.
    Yerby, Frank.
    GRIFFIN'S WAY.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Dial Press, 1962. dj. Hardcover - Historical novel set on a plantation in Mississippi in the years right after the Civil War. Although Yerby was an African American writer, his historical novels focused on the ruling white class. 220 pp. Dust jacket design by Julian Paul.

    Condition: Ex-library with markings, in a good dust jacket (spine label, some wear to top of dj spine)

    Book ID: 79239
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  • THE SAVIORS. by Yglesias, Helen.
    Yglesias, Helen.
    THE SAVIORS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's fourth novel, fifth book, one set against a background of the privileged worlds of Fifth Avenue and the British upper classes in the 1920s, this is the story of a young woman who becomes involved in the Universal Society of Brotherhood. Although her journey takes her from youthful naivete to a recognition of charlantism, she never loses her belief in love and goodnes.. 306 pp. ISBN: 0-395354196.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (very short closed tear to upper edge of dj).

    Book ID: 73246
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  • BUTTON DOWN. by Ylvisaker, Anne.
    Ylvisaker, Anne.
    BUTTON DOWN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press, (2012) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second book featuring the often hapless Button family, set in small town Iowa in 1929. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 177 pp. ISBN: 9780763653965.

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

    Book ID: 58056
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  • BUTTON DOWN. by Ylvisaker, Anne.
    Ylvisaker, Anne.
    BUTTON DOWN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press, (2012) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second book featuring the often hapless Button family, set in small town Iowa in 1929. INSCRIBED on the title page. 177 pp. ISBN: 9780763653965.

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

    Book ID: 67299
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  • PANAMA by Zencey, Eric
    Zencey, Eric
    PANAMA

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1995. SIGNED first edition - The author's first novel, one which combines intrigue and history. Set in Paris in 1892, a city embroiled in a political scandal involving the French Panama Canal Company; the protagonist is the American historian and author Henry Adams, grandson and great-grandson of President Adams. SIGNED on the title page. Editor's letter bound in at the front of the book. 375 pp. .

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 68364
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  • PANAMA by Zencey, Eric
    Zencey, Eric
    PANAMA

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1995) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, one which combines intrigue and history. Set in Paris in 1892, a city embroiled in a political scandal involving the French Panama Canal Company; the protagonist is the American historian and author Henry Adams, grandson and great-grandson of President Adams. SIGNED on the title page. 375 pp. . ISBN: 0-374229430.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. Laid in is a brief handwritten and signed note from the author to the noted collector Larry Owens.

    Book ID: 68365
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  • YELLOW DOGS. by Zochert, Donald.
    Zochert, Donald.
    YELLOW DOGS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (1989) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel of war objectors who were drafted during World War I - The Great War. The story focuses on a Kansas farm boy who objects to serving because "killing is wrong." As a result, he's a prisoner in the disclipinary barracks at Fort Leavenworth, where he's subjected to a violent and degrading regime, but still manages to form a community with Mennonites from the Dakotas, wobblies and anarchists from Chicago and New York, and nerve cases from the front. 215 pp. ISBN: 0-871132540.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (remainder line)

    Book ID: 68391
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  • Zollinger, Norman.
    NOT OF WAR ONLY.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Tom Doherty Assoc, 1994. First edition - Epic novel of the Mexican Revolution of 1914; blurbs by Tony Hillerman among others. Author has won the Golden Spur award twice.

    Condition: Very good (crease on front cover) in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 2184
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