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  • OVERNIGHT TO MANY DISTANT CITIES by Barthelme, Donald
    Barthelme, Donald
    OVERNIGHT TO MANY DISTANT CITIES

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1983). Hardcover first edition - A collection of short stories by this important post-modernist writer, stories which take us from New York to Copenhagen, Barcelona, Paris and more. 174 pp. ISBN: 0-399128689.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80068
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  • THE PANIC HAND: Stories. by Carroll, Jonathan.
    Carroll, Jonathan.
    THE PANIC HAND: Stories.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - First collection of short fiction by this inventive and award-winning writer. Includes the novella 'Black Cocktail' and the award-winning 'Friend's Best Man.' 295 pp. ISBN: 0-312146981.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket (crease to lower corner of rear dj flap).

    Book ID: 63654
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  • IN PATAGONIA. by Chatwin, Bruce (1940 - 1989)
    Chatwin, Bruce (1940 - 1989)
    IN PATAGONIA.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Summit Books, (1978) dj. Hardcover first edition - Chatwin's first book, one which redefined travel writing, a record of a six month stay in Patagonia in 1974 but much more, including reflections on his childhood and the stories of other travellers to the area. Chatwin himself called it a "Quest or Wonder Voyage. It is about wandering and exile and its structure is as old as literature itself." Sources. 203 pp. ISBN: 0-671-400452.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (crease to corner of front flap of dj).

    Book ID: 72891
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  • RITES OF PASSAGE by Golding, William.
    Golding, William.
    RITES OF PASSAGE

    Edition: First American edition.

    New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1980 dj. Hardcover first edition - Set on an aged ship during the Napoleonic era, which is making its way from England to the Antipodes - a fascinating study of life in a stratified society-in-miniature on board the ship. In 1983, Golding was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature. 278 pp. ISBN: 0-374-250863.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 55567
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  • STEPPENWOLF. by Hesse, Hermann.
    Hesse, Hermann.
    STEPPENWOLF.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (ca 1946, c 1929.). Hardcover - Hesse's best known and most autobiographical novel, named after the lonesome wolf of the steppes, and blending Eastern mysticism with Western psychoanalytical concepts. Translated from the German by Basil Creighton. Copyright page only has original 1929 date but synopsis pasted in at rear of book is from a later printing and laid in front flap refers to "Nobel Prize winner, 1946", 309 pp.

    Condition: Good in original rust cloth with black lettering. Severe tanning to the pages, synopsis pasted on blank pages at rear of book, typed notes taped to front endpapers and discoloration from tape remains.

    Book ID: 73663
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  • THE WALL OF THE SKY, THE WALL OF THE EYE by Lethem, Jonathan.
    Lethem, Jonathan.
    THE WALL OF THE SKY, THE WALL OF THE EYE

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1996. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His third book, a collection of 7 short stories, both perverse and gripping (his first collection of stories). SIGNED on the title page. 294 pp. ISBN: 0-15-1001804.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 65503
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  • UNCENSORED: VIEWS & (RE)VIEWS. by Oates, Joyce Carol.
    Oates, Joyce Carol.
    UNCENSORED: VIEWS & (RE)VIEWS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ecco Press, (2005) dj. Hardcover first edition - Contains trenchant pieces, always worth reading. on Doctorow, Willa Cather, Patricia Highsmith, Ishiguro, Hilary Mantel, Sylvia Plath, Richard Yates, Pat Barker, Michael Connelly and a lot more writers, popular or literary. xiii, 367 pp. ISBN: 0-060775564.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75605
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  • Steinke, Darcey,
    JESUS SAVES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (1997.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Virginia-born author's third novel, described as a suburban Gothic - an exploration of the 'other suburbia' - the trampled trash-filled strips of woods lying between subdivisions and highways. 212 pp. ISBN: 0-87113-6937.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 33198
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  • Steinke, Darcey,
    JESUS SAVES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (1997.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Virginia-born author's third novel, described as a suburban Gothic - an exploration of the 'other suburbia' - the trampled trash-filled strips of woods lying between subdivisions and highways. 212 pp. ISBN: 0-87113-6937.

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

    Book ID: 38229
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  • A SPOOL OF BLUE THREAD. by Tyler, Anne.
    Tyler, Anne.
    A SPOOL OF BLUE THREAD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2015. dj. Hardcover first edition - Her twentieth novel, the story of generations of the Whitshank family, set (as are most of her books) in Baltimore. Shortlisted for the Man-Booker award (only the 2nd US author to be on that list) 358 pp. ISBN: 978-1101874271.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 69441
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  • THE SILVER THORN: A Book of Stories. by Walpole, Hugh.
    Walpole, Hugh.
    THE SILVER THORN: A Book of Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Macmillan, 1928. dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of fifteen short stories including three with supernatural elements - The Tarn, The Tiger and Major Wilbraham. x, 371 pp plus 4 pp publisher's ads.

    Condition: Near fine in green cloth with gilt lettering to the spine in a plain, very good dust jacket (some offsetting to the endpapers, and toning to the spine of the dj, and chipping to the ends of the spine)

    Book ID: 67883
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