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  • Carter, Stephen L.
    THE EMPEROR OF OCEAN PARK.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002. First edition - First novel by this law professor (following 7 books of non-fiction), a sprawling story of suspense and murder. 657 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. Much more uncommon than the hardcover edition whch had a projected first printing of 500,000 copies.

    Book ID: 32200
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  • Carter, Stephen L.
    THE EMPEROR OF OCEAN PARK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002. dj. Hardcover first edition - First novel by this law professor (following 7 books of non-fiction), a sprawling story of suspense and murder. 657 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (prev owner's name, hidden by dj flap.)

    Book ID: 31827
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  • Carter, Stephen L.
    THE EMPEROR OF OCEAN PARK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002. dj. Hardcover first edition - First novel by this law professor (following 7 books of non-fiction), a sprawling story of suspense and murder. 657 pp.

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

    Book ID: 60022
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  • IN THE WAKE OF MADNESS: The Murderous Voyage of the Whaleship Sharon. by Druett, Joan.
    Druett, Joan.
    IN THE WAKE OF MADNESS: The Murderous Voyage of the Whaleship Sharon.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2003. dj. Hardcover first edition - On May 25, 1841, the Sharon set out from Fairhaven, Massachusetts for the whaling grounds of the Pacific. During the voyage, the captain was murdered by Pacific Islanders, the remnant of the crew recaptured the ship, but when the ship eventually returned home 3 years later, only four of the original 29 crew members were on board. Prize-winning New Zealand maritime historian Druett tells the story of what really happened on that voyage, drawing on recently discovered journals, in a fascinating look at whaling in general, and the cruelty of life on shipboard at the time - it was during these same years that Herman Melville also shipped…

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    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2003. dj. Hardcover first edition - On May 25, 1841, the Sharon set out from Fairhaven, Massachusetts for the whaling grounds of the Pacific. During the voyage, the captain was murdered by Pacific Islanders, the remnant of the crew recaptured the ship, but when the ship eventually returned home 3 years later, only four of the original 29 crew members were on board. Prize-winning New Zealand maritime historian Druett tells the story of what really happened on that voyage, drawing on recently discovered journals, in a fascinating look at whaling in general, and the cruelty of life on shipboard at the time - it was during these same years that Herman Melville also shipped out on a whaler, providing the background for his great novels, Typee and Moby Dick. Includes some interesting informationon the roles played by African Americans, including fugitive slaves, and Pacific Islanders on the whaleships. 2 page map and illustrations by Ron Druett, notes, resources, index. 292 pp. ISBN: 1-565123476.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57915
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  • FINAL JEOPARDY. by Fairstein, Linda.
    Fairstein, Linda.
    FINAL JEOPARDY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner, (1996.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's first novel (second book) - introduces Manhattan Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper, but set at her retreat on Martha's Vineyard. SIGNED on the title page. Laid in is a promotional postcard with a handwrtten signed note from Fairstein referring to the forthcoming third book in the series. Praise on dust jacket from Patricia Cornwell and John Sandford, among others. 400 pp. ISBN: 0-684-814897.

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

    Book ID: 60966
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  • FINAL JEOPARDY. by Fairstein, Linda.
    Fairstein, Linda.
    FINAL JEOPARDY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner, (1996.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's first novel (second book) - introduces Manhattan Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper, but set at her retreat on Martha's Vineyard. SIGNED on the title page.. Praise on dust jacket from Patricia Cornwell and John Sandford, among others. 400 pp. ISBN: 0-684-814897.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 60991
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  • Guy, Rosa.
    MIRROR OF HER OWN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, 1981, dj. Hardcover first edition - Coming of age novel set in the African American upper class social world of Oak Bluff on Martha's Vineyard, an island off Cape Cod. 183 pp. ISBN: 0-440-05513X.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (remainder spray, tear on back cover of dj, crease to flap.)

    Book ID: 18645
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  • THE GHOST. by Harris, Robert.
    Harris, Robert.
    THE GHOST.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2007) dj. Hardcover first edition - An international thriller rooted in the war on terrorism: the story of a ghostwriter brought in to help a newly retired British Prime Minister to write his memoirs. Set on Martha's Vineyard, an island off Cape Cod, Massachusett. Basis for the 2010 Roman Polanski film, The Ghost Writer, starring Ewan McGregor and Pierce Brosnan. A hardcover Advance Reader's Edition, in a special promotional dust jacket with a letter from the publisher on the rear cover. 335 pp. ISBN: 1416551816.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 58790
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  • BLUES. by Hersey, John.
    Hersey, John.
    BLUES.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, (1988.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Book which evokes the pleasures of a summer bluefishing off Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts, illustrated with drawings by James Baker. 205 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-297-792768.

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

    Book ID: 46416
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  • BLACK WATER. by Oates, Joyce Carol.
    Oates, Joyce Carol.
    BLACK WATER.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Dutton, 1992. dj. Hardcover - A short, but intensely imagined novel, based on an incident which everyone will recognize. 154 pp. ISBN: 0-525-934553.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 49799
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  • THE CRANEFLY ORCHID MURDERS. by Riggs, Cynthia.
    Riggs, Cynthia.
    THE CRANEFLY ORCHID MURDERS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2002) dj. Hardcover first edition - Second mystery set on Martha's Vineyard, an island off of Cape Cod in Massachusetts, and featuring feisty 92 year old Victoria Trumbull, who refuses to let the aches and pains of old age stop her. 260 pp. ISBN: 0-312-301456.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket. (slight spine slant, discoloration from glue under dj flaps)

    Book ID: 63251
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  • THE CEMETERY YEW. by Riggs, Cynthia.
    Riggs, Cynthia.
    THE CEMETERY YEW.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2003) dj. Hardcover first edition - Third mystery set on Martha's Vineyard, an island off of Cape Cod in Massachusetts, and featuring feisty 92 year old Victoria Trumbull, who refuses to let the aches and pains of old age stop her. 243 pp. ISBN: 0-312-301456.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79615
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  • UP ISLAND. by Siddons, Anne Rivers.
    Siddons, Anne Rivers.
    UP ISLAND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: HarperCollins, (1997.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Left adrift and angry by the death of her domineering mother, and a husband who leaves her after 20 years of marriage for a younger woman, Molly takes refuge by visiting some friends of Martha's Vineyard - and decides to stay there in a small cottage up island. 342 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0176156.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (a tight and clean copy but with the usual toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 56343
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