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  • Abani, Chris.
    THE VIRGIN OF FLAMES.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Penguin, (2007.). SIGNED first edition - Novel issued as a paperback original by this award-winning poet and writer. From the back cover: "For Black, a mural artist in East L.A., his city's tumbledown landscape is his canvas. Residing in a ramshackle apartment above The Ugly Store, he lives for his art and obsesses over Sweet Girl, the transsexual stripper who serves as his muse. As Black navigates life alongside the Los Angeles River, 'iridescent in its concrete sleeve,' he enlists his friends - Iggy, the beautiful tattoo artist who has beguiled Hollywood's elite, and Bomboy, a wealthy Rwandan butcher - as he confronts his past and struggles to find his place in the world." Cover praise from…

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    New York: Penguin, (2007.). SIGNED first edition - Novel issued as a paperback original by this award-winning poet and writer. From the back cover: "For Black, a mural artist in East L.A., his city's tumbledown landscape is his canvas. Residing in a ramshackle apartment above The Ugly Store, he lives for his art and obsesses over Sweet Girl, the transsexual stripper who serves as his muse. As Black navigates life alongside the Los Angeles River, 'iridescent in its concrete sleeve,' he enlists his friends - Iggy, the beautiful tattoo artist who has beguiled Hollywood's elite, and Bomboy, a wealthy Rwandan butcher - as he confronts his past and struggles to find his place in the world." Cover praise from Walter Mosley and Russell Banks. SIGNED on the title page. 291 pp.

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

    Book ID: 37582
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  • Abani, Chris.
    THE VIRGIN OF FLAMES.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Penguin, (2007.). SIGNED first edition - SIGNED on the title page. Novel issued as a paperback original by this award-winning poet and writer. From the back cover: "For Black, a mural artist in East L.A., his city's tumbledown landscape is his canvas. Residing in a ramshackle apartment above The Ugly Store, he lives for his art and obsesses over Sweet Girl, the transsexual stripper who serves as his muse. As Black navigates life alongside the Los Angeles River, 'iridescent in its concrete sleeve,' he enlists his friends - Iggy, the beautiful tattoo artist who has beguiled Hollywood's elite, and Bomboy, a wealthy Rwandan butcher - as he confronts his past and struggles to find his place in…

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    New York: Penguin, (2007.). SIGNED first edition - SIGNED on the title page. Novel issued as a paperback original by this award-winning poet and writer. From the back cover: "For Black, a mural artist in East L.A., his city's tumbledown landscape is his canvas. Residing in a ramshackle apartment above The Ugly Store, he lives for his art and obsesses over Sweet Girl, the transsexual stripper who serves as his muse. As Black navigates life alongside the Los Angeles River, 'iridescent in its concrete sleeve,' he enlists his friends - Iggy, the beautiful tattoo artist who has beguiled Hollywood's elite, and Bomboy, a wealthy Rwandan butcher - as he confronts his past and struggles to find his place in the world." Cover praise from Walter Mosley and Russell Banks. 291 pp.

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    Condition: Very near fine in stiff illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 38904
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  • Abbott, Lee K.
    DREAMS OF DISTANT LIVES

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, 1989. dj. Hardcover first edition - Collection of short stories

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (an unread copy with some signs of handling or shelfwear, remainder mark.)

    Book ID: 6984
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  • Abish, Walter.
    ECLIPSE FEVER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Seventh book by this award winning writer, a complex story set in modern Mexico, which 'explores the reaches of corruption and the limits of power in business, politics, education.' William Gass called it 'a truly magnificent achievement.' SIGNED by the author on the title page, and uncommon thus. ISBN: 0-679-418679.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 3930
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  • Abish, Walter.
    ECLIPSE FEVER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - Seventh book by this award winning writer, a complex story set in modern Mexico, which 'explores the reaches of corruption and the limits of power in business, politics, education.' William Gass called it 'a truly magnificent achievement.' 335 pp. ISBN: 0-679-418679.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 37015
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  • Absire, Alain.
    GOD'S EQUAL.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1989. Hardcover first edition - Winner of the Prix Femina in France, this historical novel brings to life the 11th century of the Normans.

    Condition: F/F.

    Book ID: 3941
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  • Ackroyd, Peter
    FIRST LIGHT

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Grove Weidenfeld, 1989. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set around the excavation of an astronomically aligned neolithic grave in Dorset. ISBN: 0-8021-11610.

    Condition: Good in a good dust jacket. (some bleeding from the black cloth spine to inside of dj.)

    Book ID: 34489
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  • ENGLISH MUSIC by Ackroyd, Peter
    Ackroyd, Peter
    ENGLISH MUSIC

    Edition: First American trade edition.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992. dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of a boy with psychic powers and of his visions where he is drawn into the creations of Charles Dickens and William Blake, Thomas Mallory and Arthur Conan Doyle. Frontispiece and eleven other illustrations. 400 pp. ISBN: 0-679-409688.

    Condition: Very good in a near fine dustjacket (remainder line, section of front endpaper cut out, but otherwise tight and clean, appears unread.)

    Book ID: 21827
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  • ENGLISH MUSIC. by Ackroyd, Peter.
    Ackroyd, Peter.
    ENGLISH MUSIC.

    Edition: Limited, signed first edition.

    Franklin, PA: Franklin Library, 1992. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A title in the Signed First Edition Society series, SIGNED by Ackroyd on a preliminary page and with a special two page message to subscribers. The story of a boy with psychic powers, whose visions draw him into the creations of Charles Dickens and William Blake, Thomas Mallory and Arthur Conan Doyle. Illustrated with a black and white frontispiece and eleven other illustrations. This edition also has a special full color illustration at the front by Norman Walker. 400 pp.

    Condition: Fine in brown leather with gilt lettering and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, ribbon bound in, hubbed spine.

    Book ID: 75453
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  • HAWKSMOOR. by Ackroyd, Peter.
    Ackroyd, Peter.
    HAWKSMOOR.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, 1985. dj. Hardcover first edition - Fascinating book contrasting the disintegration of society in two different centuries: the early 18th c of Nicholas Dyer, architect, and the 20th c of Nicholas Hawksmoor, senior police officer involved in a murder investigation. Winner of the Whitbread Award and the Guardian Fiction Prize. 217 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0155035.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 74227
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  • Ackroyd, Peter
    FIRST LIGHT.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Hamish Hamilton, (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set around the excavation of an astronomically aligned neolithic grave in Dorset. 328 pp. ISBN: 0-8021-11610.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket. (a tight copy, but with the usual rather severe toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 49322
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  • THE GIRL IN A SWING. by Adams, Richard.
    Adams, Richard.
    THE GIRL IN A SWING.

    Edition: First printing, first issue.

    London: Allen Lane, (1980.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A very different novel by the author best known for 'Watership Down.' A love story with a steadily growing undertone of horror. It is ironical - in light of the fact that in the preface to this book, Adams says that he "cannot be sure of unravelling the experienced from the imagined" - that this novel was the subject of a libel suit, and the first printings were suppressed and the name of the main character - Kathe - was changed (this first issue printing still has the original name of Kathe) but it was produced for the Canadian market with the price - $12.95 - in Canadian dollars. 397 pp. ISBN: 0-713913452.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 74039
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  • THE GIRL IN A SWING. by Adams, Richard.
    Adams, Richard.
    THE GIRL IN A SWING.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    London: Allen Lane, (1980.). SIGNED first edition - A very different novel by the author best known for 'Watership Down.' A love story with a steadily growing undertone of horror. It is ironical - in light of the fact that in the preface to this book, Adams says that he "cannot be sure of unraveling the experienced from the imagined" - that this novel was the subject of a libel suit, and the first printings were suppressed and the name of the main character - Kathe - was changed (this proof copy is, of course, the first state with the original name.) INSCRIBED by Adams on the first page "To - yours sincerely." 397 pp.

    Condition: Very good in printed blue covers - an uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 57321
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  • MY DREAMS OUT IN THE STREET. by Addonizio, Kim.
    Addonizio, Kim.
    MY DREAMS OUT IN THE STREET.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel by this award winning poet, a follow up to her National Book Award finalist 'Little Beauties.' The story of a young woman on the skids, spending her time in shelters and on the streets of late 1990s San Francisco. Cover praise from Andre Dubois III who calls this 'one of the finest American novels I've read in some time. A night blooming flower you will not be able to put down.' SIGNED on the title page. 256 pp. ISBN: 0-7432-97725.

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

    Book ID: 54562
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  • Adkins, Jan.
    COOKIE.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Harper & Row, 1988. dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of a "tough, sexy & spirited" woman who owns a ranch in the high country of Washington State.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 3944
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  • THE WAR OF THE ROSES. by Adler, Warren
    Adler, Warren
    THE WAR OF THE ROSES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Warner, (1981.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Basis for the movie of the same name. . . "the Roses met at an auction on Cape Cod." 263 pp. ISBN: 0-446-512206.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (a bit of bumping to lower corners, some toning to dj.)

    Book ID: 51684
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  • Adler, Warren
    PRIVATE LIES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, (1991.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel of infidelity and betrayal, by the author of "The War of the Roses." 308 pp. ISBN: 0-688-101208.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 36974
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  • Ahern, Tom
    HETACOMBS OF LAKE

    Edition: First printing.

    Washington, D.C.: Sun & Moon Press, 1984. Hardcover first edition - Collection of short stories by this highly praised young author.

    Condition: F/NF.

    Book ID: 7543
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  • THE ANGEL OF HISTORY. by Alameddine, Rabih.
    Alameddine, Rabih.
    THE ANGEL OF HISTORY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2016). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel which creates a "portrait of a man and an era of profound political and social upheaval. Set over the course of one night in the waiting room of a psych clinic, [it] follows Yemeni-born poet Jacob as he revisits the events of his life, from his maternal upbringing in an Egyptian whorehouse to his adolescence under the aegis of his wealthy father and his life as a gay Arab man in San Francisco at the height of AIDS." SIGNED on the title page with both his English and Arabic signatures, and dated in October 2016. 294 pp. ISBN: 978-0802125767.

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

    Book ID: 72616
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  • THE ANGEL OF HISTORY. by Alameddine, Rabih.
    Alameddine, Rabih.
    THE ANGEL OF HISTORY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2016). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel which creates a "portrait of a man and an era of profound political and social upheaval. Set over the course of one night in the waiting room of a psych clinic, [it] follows Yemeni-born poet Jacob as he revisits the events of his life, from his maternal upbringing in an Egyptian whorehouse to his adolescence under the aegis of his wealthy father and his life as a gay Arab man in San Francisco at the height of AIDS." INSCRIBED on the title page with both his English and Arabic signatures. 294 pp. ISBN: 978-0802125767.

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

    Book ID: 75478
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  • FOR ONE MORE DAY. by Albom, Mitch.
    Albom, Mitch.
    FOR ONE MORE DAY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (2006) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on the half title page. A simple, but haunting, novel that explores the love between a mother and a son, a love extending beyond death - a fable that poses the simple question: what would you do if you could spend one more day with a loved one? The third book by the bestselling author of 'Tuesdays With Morrie' and 'The Five People You Meet in Heaven,' this also went quickly into later printings. ISBN: 1-401303277.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (some indentations on dust jacket and front cover.)

    Book ID: 42067
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  • FOR ONE MORE DAY. by Albom, Mitch.
    Albom, Mitch.
    FOR ONE MORE DAY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (2006) dj. Hardcover first edition - A simple, but haunting, novel that explores the love between a mother and a son, a love extending beyond death - a fable that poses the simple question: what would you do if you could spend one more day with a loved one? The third book by the bestselling author of 'Tuesdays With Morrie' and 'The Five People You Meet in Heaven,' this also went quickly into later printings. ISBN: 1-401303277.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 72275
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  • Alger, Horatio (introduction by Ralph D. Gardner).
    A FANCY OF HERS; THE DISAGREEABLE WOMAN

    Edition: First thus.

    New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, (1981) dj. Hardcover first edition - Two' lost' novels for adults by the legendary weaver of rags-to-riches stories for juveniles - 'A Fancy of Hers' was originally published anonymously in 1977 under the title 'A New Schoolma'am' and 'The Disagreeable Woman was published in 1895 under the pseudomym of Julian Starr. This edition includes an introduction by Alger's biographer, Ralph D. Gardner; and is illustrated with reproductions of original illustrations, photographs, and the periodical covers. Index. 192 pp. ISBN: 0-442-247168.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 28767
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  • UNTOLD STORY. by Ali, Monica.
    Ali, Monica.
    UNTOLD STORY.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Scribner, (2011.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel which imagines what Princess Diana's life might be like if the tragic accident which took her life had been averted. Joanne Harris calls this "a terrific, clever, multilayered and subtle book." Ali is one of Granta's twenty best young British novelists. 259 pp. ISBN: 9781451635485.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 56369
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  • Allen, Edward
    MUSTANG SALLY

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, 1992. Hardcover first edition - Author's second novel - a story of sx, gambling and higher education.

    Condition: F/NF.

    Book ID: 5891
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  • THIRST. by Amidon, Stephen.
    Amidon, Stephen.
    THIRST.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Ecco Press, (1992) dj. Hardcover first edition - His second novel, third book, a story of greed, deception and betrayal set in the Arizona desert. 218 pp. ISBN: 0-88001-269x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 66353
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  • THE NEW CITY: A Novel. by Amidon, Stephen.
    Amidon, Stephen.
    THE NEW CITY: A Novel.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (2000) dj. Hardcover first edition - In a planned community in Maryland in 1973, two men and their families struggle with failing ideals, racism and the exodus from urban space to "shiny new suburbs." 445 pp.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 60616
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  • THE NEW CITY: A Novel. by Amidon, Stephen.
    Amidon, Stephen.
    THE NEW CITY: A Novel.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Doubleday, 2000. First edition - In a planned community in Maryland in 1973, two men and their families struggle with failing ideals, racism and the exodus from urban space to "shiny new suburbs."

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 19876
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  • Amis, Kingsley.
    STANLEY AND THE WOMEN.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1985.

    Condition: Fine in brown printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 3955
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  • Amis, Kingsley.
    STANLEY AND THE WOMEN.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster (Summit Books), 1984. Hardcover first edition - Highly acclaimed darkly comic novel - Burgess called this "Amis at his best."

    Condition: F/F (rem mark)

    Book ID: 3957
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