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  • ORACLE NIGHT. by Auster, Paul
    Auster, Paul
    ORACLE NIGHT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His eleventh novel. Covering a period of just 9 days, in Brooklyn in 1982, this is a meditation on the nature of time - but also a book which can be described as 'reading like an old-fashioned ghost story.' SIGNED on the title page. 243 pp. ISBN: 0-8050-73205.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81028
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  • BROOKLYN FOLLIES. by Auster, Paul.
    Auster, Paul.
    BROOKLYN FOLLIES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2006) dj. Hardcover first edition - "Nathan Glass has come to Brooklyn to die. This is only the latest in a long line of follies." 306 pp. ISBN: 0-805077146.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket.(tiny tear to dj at side of spine)

    Book ID: 67592
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  • 4 3 2 1. by Auster, Paul.
    Auster, Paul.
    4 3 2 1.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Henry Holt, (2017). First edition - A long and provocative novel, one which follows four different lives of one boy - shortlisted for the Man-Booker Award. 866 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 71648
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  • THE BOOK OF ILLUSIONS. by Auster, Paul
    Auster, Paul
    THE BOOK OF ILLUSIONS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A powerful novel about obsession by a writer whose work is consistently original and riveting - dustjacket praise from Jonathan Letham and Peter Carey, among others. 321 pp. ISBN: 0-805054081.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 34847
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  • SUNSET PARK. by Auster, Paul.
    Auster, Paul.
    SUNSET PARK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2010) dj. Hardcover first edition - A contemporary novel set in the aftermath of the 2008 financial collapse. 308 pp. ISBN: 978-0805092868.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81261
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  • MAN IN THE DARK. by Auster, Paul.
    Auster, Paul.
    MAN IN THE DARK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2008.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Paul Auster's "brilliant, devastating novel about the many realities we inhabit as wars flame all around us" begins ÔI am alone in the dark, turning the world around in my head as I struggle through another bout of insomnia, another white night in the great American wilderness.' 180 pp. ISBN: 978-0805088397.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 77186
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  • HAND TO MOUTH: A Chronicle of Early Failure by Auster, Paul.
    Auster, Paul.
    HAND TO MOUTH: A Chronicle of Early Failure

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Henry Holt, (1997). First edition - The author's memories of surviving in New York City and Paris before success came - or as the cover says this "is essentially an autobiography about money and what it means not to have it." Includes some previously unknown early writings - three plays, a tabletop baseball game, a pseudonymous mystery and more - all of which testify to his efforts to make money. 449 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 49516
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  • BROOKLYN FOLLIES. by Auster, Paul.
    Auster, Paul.
    BROOKLYN FOLLIES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2006) dj. Hardcover first edition - "Nathan Glass has come to Brooklyn to die. This is only the latest in a long line of follies." 306 pp. ISBN: 0-805077146.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 85116
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  • SUNSET PARK. by Auster, Paul.
    Auster, Paul.
    SUNSET PARK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2010) dj. Hardcover first edition - A contemporary novel set in the aftermath of the 2008 financial collapse. 308 pp. ISBN: 978-0805092868.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 67153
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  • TRAVELS IN THE SCRIPTORIUM. by Auster, Paul.
    Auster, Paul.
    TRAVELS IN THE SCRIPTORIUM.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2007.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A short metaphysical novel which begins with an old man waking in a room, disorientated and with no knowledge of who he is or where he is. 145 pp. ISBN: 0-8050-81453.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 53864
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  • BROOKLYN FOLLIES. by Auster, Paul.
    Auster, Paul.
    BROOKLYN FOLLIES.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Henry Holt, (2006). SIGNED first edition - "Nathan Glass has come to Brooklyn to die. This is only the latest in a long line of follies." SIGNED on the title page. 306 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 80851
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  • MAN IN THE DARK. by Auster, Paul.
    Auster, Paul.
    MAN IN THE DARK.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Henry Holt, (2008.). SIGNED first edition - Paul Auster's "brilliant, devastating novel about the many realities we inhabit as wars flame all around us" begins ÔI am alone in the dark, turning the world around in my head as I struggle through another bout of insomnia, another white night in the great American wilderness.' SIGNED on the title page. 180 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (vertical crease on front cover, a bit of rubbing to back cover) .

    Book ID: 81042
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  • MAN IN THE DARK. by Auster, Paul.
    Auster, Paul.
    MAN IN THE DARK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Paul Auster's "brilliant, devastating novel about the many realities we inhabit as wars flame all around us" begins ÔI am alone in the dark, turning the world around in my head as I struggle through another bout of insomnia, another white night in the great American wilderness.' SIGNED on the title page. 180 pp. ISBN: 978-0805088397.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81041
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  • ORACLE NIGHT. by Auster, Paul
    Auster, Paul
    ORACLE NIGHT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2003.) dj. Hardcover first edition - His eleventh novel. Covering a period of just 9 days, in Brooklyn in 1982, this is a meditation on the nature of time - but also a book which can be described as 'reading like an old-fashioned ghost story.' 243 pp. ISBN: 0-8050-73205.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 48982
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  • GABRIEL'S LAMENT. by Bailey, Paul.
    Bailey, Paul.
    GABRIEL'S LAMENT.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Viking, (1987) dj. Hardcover first edition - The sixth novel by this award winning author, but the first to be published in the US and rather uncommon in this edition. A book which is an "often horrifying picture of eccentric English family life, stretching from the 1940s to the present" and of a lonely man. Shortlisted for the Booker award. 331 pp. ISBN: 0-670816566.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder line)

    Book ID: 80133
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  • Baker, Nicholson.
    VOX.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1992) dj. Hardcover first edition - A long telephone seduction between two strangers, who first encountered each other on an adult party line, a combination of mundane and sexual fantasies. A modern erotic classic. 165 pp. ISBN: 0-394-58995-5.

    Condition: Fine in a very good dustjacket (scratch, short closed tear.)

    Book ID: 16533
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  • VOX. by Baker, Nicholson.
    Baker, Nicholson.
    VOX.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Random House, (1992) dj. SIGNED hardcover - A long telephone seduction between two strangers, who first encountered each other on an adult party line, a combination of mundane and sexual fantasies. A modern erotic classic. SIGNED on the title page. 165 pp. ISBN: 0-394-58995-5.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81089
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  • THE EVERLASTING STORY OF NORY. by Baker, Nicholson.
    Baker, Nicholson.
    THE EVERLASTING STORY OF NORY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Nory is a 9 year old American girl spending a term at a British boarding school, and this novel, by a writer who is consistently innovative and entertaining, is "a funny, poignant, complicated book for grown-ups about the wisdom and strangeness that can exist in a child's mind." SIGNED on the title page. 226 pp. ISBN: 0-679439331.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 84081
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  • VOX. by Baker, Nicholson.
    Baker, Nicholson.
    VOX.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Random House, (1992) dj. SIGNED first edition - A long telephone seduction between two strangers, who first encountered each other on an adult party line, a combination of mundane and sexual fantasies. A modern erotic classic. SIGNED on the second title page. 166 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers in a very near fine outer plain brown wrapper with only a dark brown X on it .

    Book ID: 81690
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  • ROOM TEMPERATURE. by Baker, Nicholson.
    Baker, Nicholson.
    ROOM TEMPERATURE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grove Weidenfeld, (1990). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's second novel, a new father's afternoon reverie. SIGNED on the title page. 116 pp. ISBN: 0-802112242.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81090
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  • ROOM TEMPERATURE. by Baker, Nicholson.
    Baker, Nicholson.
    ROOM TEMPERATURE.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    Cambridge: Granta / Penguin, (1990). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's second novel, a new father's afternoon reverie. SIGNED on the title page. 116 pp. ISBN: 0-140142126.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81091
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  • VOX. by Baker, Nicholson.
    Baker, Nicholson.
    VOX.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1992) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A long telephone seduction between two strangers, who first encountered each other on an adult party line, a combination of mundane and sexual fantasies. A modern erotic classic. SIGNED on the title page. 165 pp. ISBN: 0-394-58995-5.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81088
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  • Baker, Will
    SHADOW HUNTER

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pocket Books, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in the near future, in the American hives of the supermalls, and in the southwestern deserts - Gary Snyder calls it "deep ecology with a dash of Ayahuasca.". ISBN: 0-671-790463.

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

    Book ID: 4746
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  • THE DAY OF CREATION. by Ballard, J. G.
    Ballard, J. G.
    THE DAY OF CREATION.

    Edition: First Canadian printing.

    Toronto: Lester & Orpen Dennys, (1987.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in "the parched, diseased, impoverished terrain of central Africa" where in front of the doctor struggling to bring water to the area, an apparent miracle occurs. As a tractor gouges the ground for an airstrip, "water bubbles to the surface, first a trickle, but soon a powerful flood. and a sizeable river seems to be forming." A combination of speculative and realistic fiction. 254 pp. ISBN: 0-88619-1815.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (stain to bottom edge of textblock, tear to rear cover of dj.)

    Book ID: 53761
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  • RUNNING WILD. by Ballard, J. G.
    Ballard, J. G.
    RUNNING WILD.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1989,) dj. Hardcover first edition - Fascinating novella about the brutal murders of all 32 adult members of an exclusive gated community in West London. 104 pp. Designed by Chip Kidd. ISBN: 0-374-252882.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (tear to back cover of dj, dj folded slightly offcenter.)

    Book ID: 57563
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  • MILLENNIUM PEOPLE. by Ballard, J. G.
    Ballard, J. G.
    MILLENNIUM PEOPLE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Norton, (2011). Hardcover first edition - One of Ballard's last novels, published in the UK just a few years before his death in 2009, described as "a brilliant political satire, filled with stunning psychological insights, twisted humor, and unrelenting suspense. . . When a bomb goes off at Heathrow Airport it looks like another random act of violence to psychologist David Markham. But then he discovers that his ex-wife Laura is among the victims. Following a police lead that suggests the explosion was not the work of a foreign terrorist, but instead a shadowy and ruthless group based in the comfortable Thameside estate of Chelsea Marina, Markham begins to infiltrate Londons fringe protest movement." 287 pp. ISBN: 978-0393081770.

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

    Book ID: 72496
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  • WAR FEVER. by Ballard, J. G.
    Ballard, J. G.
    WAR FEVER.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1991.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A powerful collection of short stories - some are disturbing scenarios of life in the near future. The title story is set in war-ravaged Beirut, Lebanon. 176 pp. ISBN: 0-374-286450.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57348
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  • THE KINDNESS OF WOMEN by Ballard, J. G.
    Ballard, J. G.
    THE KINDNESS OF WOMEN

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - Sequel to "The Empire of the Sun" - based on Ballard's own experiences as a boy, this follows James from the Japanese prison camps and Shanghai to England after the end of the war. 343 pp. ISBN: 0-374-181101.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 9949
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  • THE DAY OF CREATION. by Ballard, J. G.
    Ballard, J. G.
    THE DAY OF CREATION.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1988.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in "the parched, diseased, impoverished terrain of central Africa" where in front of the doctor struggling to bring water to the area, an apparent miracle occurs. As a tractor gouges the ground for an airstrip, "water bubbles to the surface, first a trickle, but soon a powerful flood. and a sizeable river seems to be forming." A combination of speculative and realistic fiction. 254 pp. Dust jacket by Wendell Minor. ISBN: 0-88619-1815.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 65033
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  • THE STEEP APPROACH TO GARBADALE. by Banks, Iain.
    Banks, Iain.
    THE STEEP APPROACH TO GARBADALE.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    San Francisco: McAdam / Cage, 2007. First edition - "Dark family secrets, a long-lost love affair, and a multi-million dollar gaming business lie at the heart of Iain Banks' fabulous new novel. The Wopuld family built their fortune on a board game called Empire, now a wildly successful computer game. So successful the American Spraint Corporation want to buy the Wopulds out.. . a story of family turmoil, compromised loyalties, and hidden origins." 390 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in lime geen printed wrappers (an unread copy).

    Book ID: 70441
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