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  • Algarin, Miguel.
    LOVE IS HARD WORK: Memorias de Loisaida.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback

    New York: Scribner's, (1997.). First edition - A collection of poetry by the founder of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe - both a personal memoir and a portrait of life in NY's Lower East Side (Loisaida.). ISBN: 0-684-825171.

    Condition: Near fine in stiff illustrated wrappers (remainder line.)

    Book ID: 13748
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  • LOVE IS HARD WORK: Memorias de Loisaida. by Algarin, Miguel.
    Algarin, Miguel.
    LOVE IS HARD WORK: Memorias de Loisaida.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    New York: Scribner's, (1997.). SIGNED first edition - A collection of poetry by the Afro-Puerto Rican founder of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe - both a personal memoir and a portrait of life in NY's Lower East Side (Loisaida.) INSCRIBED on the first page and dated in the year of publication. Introduction by Ishmael Reed. Index of first lines. 155 pp. ISBN: 0-684-825171.

    Condition: Good only in stiff illustrated wrappers (some curling and edgewear to the covers, stain to lower edge of textblock)

    Book ID: 57509
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  • ALOUD: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets' Cafe. by Algarin, Miguel and Bob Holman, editors. Jessica Hagedorn and Luis J. Rodriguez, signed.
    Algarin, Miguel and Bob Holman, editors. Jessica Hagedorn and Luis J. Rodriguez, signed.
    ALOUD: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets' Cafe.

    Edition: First printing, a large trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1994.). SIGNED first edition - Anthology containing the works of over 100 modern American poets, including Martin Espada, Paul Beatty, Sapphire, Ntozake Shange, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Luis Rodriguez, Eileen Myles, Wanda Coleman. Patricia Spears Jones, David Henderson, Sandra Maria Esteves and many others. SIGNED by TWO poets: Jessica Hagedorn at her poem "Latin Music in New York" and INSCRIBED by Luis J. Rodriguez at "Meeting the Animal at Washington Square Park." The selected works were all first performed at New York City's Nuyorkian Poets' Cafe --- founded by poets Miguel Algarin, Miguel Pinero, and others. 1994 American Book Award Winner. Notes on the poets, 514 pp. ISBN: 0-8050-32576.

    Condition: Near fine in stiff illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 51208
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  • ALOUD: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets' Cafe. by Algarin, Miguel and Bob Holman, editors. Luis J. Rodriguez, signed.
    Algarin, Miguel and Bob Holman, editors. Luis J. Rodriguez, signed.
    ALOUD: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets' Cafe.

    Edition: First printing, a large trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1994.). SIGNED first edition - Anthology containing the works of over 100 modern American poets, including Martin Espada, Paul Beatty, Sapphire, Ntozake Shange, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Luis Rodriguez, Eileen Myles, Wanda Coleman, Thulani Davis, Victor Hernadez Cruz, Patricia Spears Jones, David Henderson, Sandra Maria Esteves and many others. SIGNED by Luis J. Rodriguez at "Meeting the Animal at Washington Square Park." The selected works were all first performed at New York City's Nuyorkian Poets' Cafe --- founded by poets Miguel Algarin, Miguel Pinero, and others. 1994 American Book Award Winner. Notes on the poets, 514 pp. ISBN: 0-8050-32576.

    Condition: Near fine in stiff illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 69721
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  • CHAINS: Seeds of America. by Anderson, Laurie Halse.
    Anderson, Laurie Halse.
    CHAINS: Seeds of America.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2008) dj. Hardcover first edition - A young slave, sold to a Loyalist in New York City, spies for the revolutionaries in 1776, but does not get the freedom she is promised. A moving story of courage and determination. Finalist for the National Book Award for children's literature. 316 pp. ISBN: 9781416961444.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 61689
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  • HARLEM ON THE VERGE. by Attie, Alice; Introduction by Robin D.G. Kelley.
    Attie, Alice; Introduction by Robin D.G. Kelley.
    HARLEM ON THE VERGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Quantuck Lane Press, (2003) dj. Hardcover first edition - A photographic look at Harlem's disappearing landscape, as it becomes more gentrified and more "sanitized." Illustrated with almost 100 full color, full page and very evocative photographs. Introduction by Robin D.G. Kelley Large square format. 120 pp. ISBN: 0-971454876.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75290
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  • Auchincloss, Louis.
    A WORLD OF PROFIT.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1968. Hardcover first edition - Novel about an old New York family - leaders of society and wealth for 300 years. 265 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in blue cloth, lacking the dj.

    Book ID: 39231
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  • THE DARK LADY. by Auchincloss, Louis.
    Auchincloss, Louis.
    THE DARK LADY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1977. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel spanning three decades, from the 1930s to the McCarthy era of the 1950s, set in a New York where "birth and style count nearly as much as wealth" - the world that Auchincloss grew up in. 246 pp. ISBN: 0-395254027.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (small erasure spot on the front endpaper)

    Book ID: 76191
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  • STRIVERS ROW. by Baker, Kevin.
    Baker, Kevin.
    STRIVERS ROW.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: HarperCollins, (2006) dj. Hardcover first edition - The final novel in his 'City of Fire' trilogy begun with 'Dreamland.' This is set in 1943 Harlem and features a young Malcolm Little, the street hustler who would become the Civil Rights leader, Malcolm X. Glossary of names, words and expressions and notes on sources. 547 pp. ISBN: 9780060195830.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder line)

    Book ID: 58121
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  • THE DAKOTA WINTERS. by Barbash, Tom.
    Barbash, Tom.
    THE DAKOTA WINTERS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Ecco Press / Harper Collins, (2018). First edition - Novel by this award-winning author set in 1979, the story of a family living in New York CityÕs famed Dakota apartment building in the year leading up to John LennonÕs assassination- a family saga and a history of a critical time in New York city and the country at large. 324 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 77010
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  • THE DAKOTA WINTERS. by Barbash, Tom.
    Barbash, Tom.
    THE DAKOTA WINTERS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Ecco Press / Harper Collins, (2018). SIGNED first edition - Novel by this award-winning author set in 1979, the story of a family living in New York CityÕs famed Dakota apartment building in the year leading up to John LennonÕs assassination- a family saga and a history of a critical time in New York city and the country at large. INSCRIBED on the title page. 324 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 76103
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  • DRAWBACK TO MURDER: A Christopher Storm Mystery. by Barber, Willetta Ann and R. F. Schabelitz.
    Barber, Willetta Ann and R. F. Schabelitz.
    DRAWBACK TO MURDER: A Christopher Storm Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1947. dj. Hardcover first edition - Sixth mystery featuring Christopher "Kit" Storm, an unofficial artist-detective who uses his sketch pad to make drawings at the scene of the crime to assist the New York Homicide Squad solve a series of slayings among a group of young models and artists. Illustrated with more than 40 of his sketches. 292 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (previous owner's stamp on front endpaper, offsetting and toning to the endpapers and pages, some overall edgewear to the dj, original price of 2.50 still present)

    Book ID: 78122
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  • Benioff, David..
    THE 25TH HOUR.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Benioff's first book, the story of the last night of freedom for Monty Brogan before he begins serving a seven-year jail term for drug dealing. Basis for the Spike Lee film starring Edward Norton, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rosario Dawson, Brian Cox, and Anna Paquin. SIGNED on the title page. 230 pp. ISBN: 0-340822287.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. (usual light toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 61717
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  • Blauner, Peter.
    SLOW MOTION RIOT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first book, an Edgar winning mystery - the story of an 18 year old determined to be the head of his own crack cocaine kingdom in Harlem with the only thing standing between him and his dream is his probation officer. Cover praise from such diverse writers as Katherine Dunn, Andrew Vachss and Oliver Stone, among others. 431 pp. ISBN: 0-688-100686.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 4215
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  • SLOW MOTION RIOT. by Blauner, Peter.
    Blauner, Peter.
    SLOW MOTION RIOT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, 1991. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's first book, winner of the Edgar award for best first novel. The story of an 18 year old determined to be the head of his own crack cocaine kingdom in Harlem - the only thing standing between him and his dream is his probation officer. SIGNED on the title page. Cover praise from such diverse writers as Katherine Dunn, Andrew Vachss and Oliver Stone, among others. 431 pp. ISBN: 0-688-100686.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64622
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  • Blauner, Peter.
    SLOW MOTION RIOT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first book, an Edgar winning mystery - the story of an 18 year old determined to be the head of his own crack cocaine kingdom in Harlem with the only thing standing between him and his dream is his probation officer. Cover praise from such diverse writers as Katherine Dunn, Andrew Vachss and Oliver Stone, among others. 431 pp. ISBN: 0-688-100686.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 37795
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  • EVEN THE WICKED. by Block, Lawrence.
    Block, Lawrence.
    EVEN THE WICKED.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, (1997.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A Matthew Scudder novel, set in New York City. SIGNED on the title page. 328 pp. ISBN: 0-688-141811.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 48940
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  • EVEN THE WICKED. by Block, Lawrence.
    Block, Lawrence.
    EVEN THE WICKED.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Orion, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - True first edition (preceding the US edition) of this Matthew Scudder novel, set in New York City. SIGNED on the title page. 277 pp. ISBN: 0-752804375.

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

    Book ID: 74689
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  • BADGER GAME. by Bowen, Michael.
    Bowen, Michael.
    BADGER GAME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1989) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His second novel, first mystery, set in New York City in 1962. The title refers to an avant-garde work of art - one which is found slashed to pieces, and the artist dead. SIGNED and dated on the title page. 298 pp. ISBN: 0-312028644.

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

    Book ID: 73936
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  • BLESS THE BRIDE. by Bowen, Rhys.
    Bowen, Rhys.
    BLESS THE BRIDE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2011.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A title in her award winning series set in early 20th century New York and featuring the spunky recent Irish immigrant Molly Murphy. SIGNED on the title page. Historical note. 261 pp. ISBN: 978-0312628109.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 75008
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  • THE LAST ILLUSION. by Bowen, Rhys.
    Bowen, Rhys.
    THE LAST ILLUSION.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2010.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A title in her award winning series set in early 20th century New York and featuring the spunky recent Irish immigrant Molly Murphy - in this book she is hired by Harry Houdini partly as an investigator, partly as a bodyguard. SIGNED on the title page. Historical note. 279 pp. ISBN: 978-0312628109.

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

    Book ID: 59987
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  • BLESS THE BRIDE. by Bowen, Rhys.
    Bowen, Rhys.
    BLESS THE BRIDE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2011.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A title in her award winning series set in early 20th century New York and featuring the spunky recent Irish immigrant Molly Murphy. Historical note. 261 pp. ISBN: 978-0312628109.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (toning to textblock)

    Book ID: 77911
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  • THE CHILDREN OF HAM. by Brown, Claude.
    Brown, Claude.
    THE CHILDREN OF HAM.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Stein & Day, (1976.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of a group of teenagers who have been squatting for two years in an abandoned tenement in Harlem. A moving picture of some of the forgotten members of our society, including their battles with the drug addicts who infest the neighborhood, by the author of the acclaimed 'Manchild in the Promised Land.' His second book. 224 pp. In a first issue dust jacket. ISBN: 0-8012-18377.

    Condition: Near fine in a good dust jacket (corners slightly bumped, dj has some short tears, minor edgewear, price of 10.00 still present)

    Book ID: 51232
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  • Brown, Claude.
    MANCHILD IN THE PROMISED LAND.

    Edition: 4th printing.

    New York: Macmillan, (1965.) dj. Hardcover - Although this autobiography of growing up poor and Black in Harlem is now a classic at the time it was written, when Brown was still a young writer, just barely out of Harlem, it was a revolutionary and enlightening book. His goal was to "talk about the first Northern urban generation of Negroes... to talk about the experience of a misplaced generation, of a misplaced people in an extremely complex, confused society." . 415 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with markings and reading wear, but in a dustjacket with tape repairs to the end of the spine of the dj, price-clipped, etc. Despite the flaws, a sturdy and good reading copy.

    Book ID: 37354
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  • MANCHILD IN THE PROMISED LAND. by Brown, Claude.
    Brown, Claude.
    MANCHILD IN THE PROMISED LAND.

    Edition: 4th printing.

    New York: Macmillan, (1965.) dj. Hardcover - Although this autobiography of growing up poor and Black in Harlem is now a classic at the time it was written, when Brown was still a young writer, just barely out of Harlem, it was a revolutionary and enlightening book. His goal was to "talk about the first Northern urban generation of Negroes... to talk about the experience of a misplaced generation, of a misplaced people in an extremely complex, confused society." . 415 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a fair dust jacket with some short closed tears, wear to ends of spine, etc. Previous owner's name on front endpaper, hidden by dj flap, stamp on bottom edge.

    Book ID: 77574
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  • SELF-RELIANCE. by Brownstein, Michael.
    Brownstein, Michael.
    SELF-RELIANCE.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 1994. First edition - Novel set in New York City in the 1970s - cover praise from Philip Lopate and Paul Auster (who calls Brownstein a 'singular and haunting writer.' 338 pp.

    Condition: Fine in printed white wrappers.

    Book ID: 65022
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  • DEAD CONNECTION. by Burke, Alafair.
    Burke, Alafair.
    DEAD CONNECTION.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2007.) dj. Hardcover first edition - First novel featuring Ellie Hatcher, 'a rookie detective who goes undercover in the internet dating scene to draw out a serial killer targeting single women in Manhattan!' 319 pp. ISBN: 0-805077855.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 65155
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  • DEAD CONNECTION. by Burke, Alafair.
    Burke, Alafair.
    DEAD CONNECTION.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - First novel featuring Ellie Hatcher, 'a rookie detective who goes undercover in the internet dating scene to draw out a serial killer targeting single women in Manhattan!' SIGNED on the title page. 319 pp. ISBN: 0-805077855.

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    New York: Henry Holt, (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - First novel featuring Ellie Hatcher, 'a rookie detective who goes undercover in the internet dating scene to draw out a serial killer targeting single women in Manhattan!' SIGNED on the title page. 319 pp. ISBN: 0-805077855.

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

    Book ID: 47148
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  • LUST AND WONDER. by Burroughs, Augusten.
    Burroughs, Augusten.
    LUST AND WONDER.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's, (2016). SIGNED first edition - A memoir from the author of 'Running with Scissors' - this focuses on his relationships in New York City, often humorous, always frank, and sometimes quite wise. SIGNED on the title page, and uncommon thus. 295 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (a new copy).

    Book ID: 67067
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  • THE NIGHT INSPECTOR. by Busch, Frederick .
    Busch, Frederick .
    THE NIGHT INSPECTOR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harmony, (1999) dj. Hardcover first edition - "William Bartholomew, a maimed veteran of the Civil War, returns from the battlefields to New York City a hardened man, bent on reversing his fortunes. Much of the lower half of his face was torn apart when he was felled by enemy fire, and he is forced to wear a mask in his postwar life as a New York financial speculator. Despite the solitude of his past life, Bartholomew, once a deadly sniper, now lives among all manner of slum dwellers, thieves, and murderers. As he prowls the city, he becomes involved with Jessie, a Creole prostitute who engages him in a venture that has its origins in the complexities…

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    New York: Harmony, (1999) dj. Hardcover first edition - "William Bartholomew, a maimed veteran of the Civil War, returns from the battlefields to New York City a hardened man, bent on reversing his fortunes. Much of the lower half of his face was torn apart when he was felled by enemy fire, and he is forced to wear a mask in his postwar life as a New York financial speculator. Despite the solitude of his past life, Bartholomew, once a deadly sniper, now lives among all manner of slum dwellers, thieves, and murderers. As he prowls the city, he becomes involved with Jessie, a Creole prostitute who engages him in a venture that has its origins in the complexities and despair of the Civil War. And he befriends a deputy inspector of customs named Herman Melville." Photographs. 278 pp. ISBN: 0-609-602357.

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    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57905
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