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  • EATING CHINESE FOOD NAKED. by Ng, Mei.
    Ng, Mei.
    EATING CHINESE FOOD NAKED.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner, (1998.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's very highly praised first novel - "explores the complex relationship between a mother and daughter, and the daughter's reluctant homecoming to a family she couldn't wait to leave." 252 pp. ISBN: 0-684-814161.

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

    Book ID: 34127
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  • A MONK JUMPED OVER A WALL by Nussbaum, Jay.
    Nussbaum, Jay.
    A MONK JUMPED OVER A WALL

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (issued as a trade paperback original. )

    New York & London: The Toby Press, (2007). First edition - The author's second novel - both humorous and insightful - J.J Spencer a young lawyer hungry to climb the corporate ladder, until a chance good deed leads to his discovering how swiftly no good deed goes unpunished as he finds himself fired, beaten up and arrested for drunk driving. 352 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 59611
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  • AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL NOVEL. by Rexroth, Kenneth.
    Rexroth, Kenneth.
    AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL NOVEL.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1966. dj. Hardcover first edition - More autobiography than novel, this is a recreation of the early years of this poet, painter, bohemian and social critic - years of "speakeasies, great jazz, dazzling wealth and dire poverty" - but years in which he was strongly influenced by generations of his family, including abolitionists, suffragists, and other believers in equality and rights, and also years in which he found friendship with people like Ben Hecht, Sherwood Anderson, Edna St. Vincent Millay and more. 367 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (name with whiteout on front endpaper, minor wear to dj)

    Book ID: 37096
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  • CATSKILL CRAFTS: Artisans of the Catskill Mountains. by Smiley, Jane.
    Smiley, Jane.
    CATSKILL CRAFTS: Artisans of the Catskill Mountains.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Crown, (1988.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her first work of non-fiction, preceding her Pulitzer prize winning novel "A Thousand Acres" - "An affectionate, intimate group portrait -- illustrated with nearly fifty photographs -- of fifteen craftsmen and -women and the Catskill Mountains towns where their arts are flourishing." Included among the artisans are a quilter, a Haitian potter, a flytier, a weaver, a glass maker and others. Illustrated throughout with numerous black-and-white photographs, as well as 8 pages in color SIGNED by Smiley on the title page. 174 pp. Decorative endpapers, slightly oversized. ISBN: 0-517567008.

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

    Book ID: 41914
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  • Smith, Murray.
    DEVIL'S JUGGLER.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York Pocket Books, (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first novel by this former officer in the British Special Forces, a thriller involving the IRA, the Columbian drug cartel, junkies in New York City and more. ISBN: 0-671-784641.

    Condition: Very good- in very good dust jacket (crinkling to some of the pages.)

    Book ID: 28459
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  • SOMETHING BURIED, SOMETHING BLUE: A Lily Daly Mystery. by Staub, Wendy Corsi.
    Staub, Wendy Corsi.
    SOMETHING BURIED, SOMETHING BLUE: A Lily Daly Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Crooked Lane Books, (2016) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second in a series of cozy mysteries, with a bit of the paranormal, set in the real town of Lily Dale in upstate New York (not far from where the author grew up), a spiritualist community founded in 1879. SIGNED on the title page. 287 pp. ISBN: 978-1629537726.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket ("2016" written on front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 78303
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  • LILY DALE: AWAKENING. by Staub, Wendy Corsi.
    Staub, Wendy Corsi.
    LILY DALE: AWAKENING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first in a series of paranormal suspense novels for young adults, set in the real town of Lily Dale in upstate New York (not far from where the author grew up), a spiritualist community founded in 1879. SIGNED on the title page. 228 pp plus author's note. ISBN: 0-8027-96540.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 62051
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  • LILY DALE: AWAKENING. by Staub, Wendy Corsi.
    Staub, Wendy Corsi.
    LILY DALE: AWAKENING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first in a series of paranormal suspense novels for young adults, set in the real town of Lily Dale in upstate New York (not far from where the author grew up), a spiritualist community founded in 1879. SIGNED on the title page. 228 pp plus author's note. ISBN: 0-8027-96540.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (very short tear to bottom edge of dj) .

    Book ID: 50653
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  • SALTILLO BOYS. by Stoddard, William O. (1835-1925)
    Stoddard, William O. (1835-1925)
    SALTILLO BOYS.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1882. Hardcover first edition - An early novel by this journalist and newspaper publisher, who had been one of Abraham Lincoln's three personal secretaries, and who later was a prolific and popular author of boys' adventure stories. This is an account of an educational experiment (where the boys had to "govern themselves") set in the years shortly before the Civil War - a roman a clef based on Stoddard's experiences at a Syracuse prep school in 1850. The publisher described it as a "narrative of bright, manly, and yet thoroughly boy-like life in an inland town, whose actual name and locality may be shrewdly guessed by those familiar with its characteristics. . . The…

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    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1882. Hardcover first edition - An early novel by this journalist and newspaper publisher, who had been one of Abraham Lincoln's three personal secretaries, and who later was a prolific and popular author of boys' adventure stories. This is an account of an educational experiment (where the boys had to "govern themselves") set in the years shortly before the Civil War - a roman a clef based on Stoddard's experiences at a Syracuse prep school in 1850. The publisher described it as a "narrative of bright, manly, and yet thoroughly boy-like life in an inland town, whose actual name and locality may be shrewdly guessed by those familiar with its characteristics. . . The drift of the book is wholly on the side of frank, intelligent, and self-reliant manliness; and it is impossible for any boy to read it without absorbing a love for nobility of character, and forming higher aspirations." 362 pp.

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    Condition: Good overall in olive green cloth with dark blue lettering and decorations - significant spine slant, scattered light foxing, some wear to the covers - but still sturdy and easily readable.

    Book ID: 80414
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  • Straight, N.A.
    ARIABELLA: THE FIRST.

    Edition: First printing.

    NY: Random House, (1981.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A young woman returns to her family's former vast estate on Naragansett Bay in attempt to find out what happened to Ariabella, her childhood friend. The author's first novel: the 'A.' in her name is for 'Auchincloss' and so she is familiar with the world of this novel, a world where the sprawling mansions were referred to in the society pages as 'summer cottages.'. ISBN: 394-49346X.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (price-clipped, slight fading to edges of dj.)

    Book ID: 27798
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  • THE SKY ISN'T VISIBLE FROM HERE. by Sullivan, Felicia C.
    Sullivan, Felicia C.
    THE SKY ISN'T VISIBLE FROM HERE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2008. First edition - A memoir of a childhood growing up in New York, with a drug addicted mother, and the author's divided life -as a successful college graduate who kept her past hidden - and one who was struggling with addiction herself. 255 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers. Uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 59619
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  • Van Wormer, Laura.
    BENEDICT CANYON.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Crown, 1992. First edition - A story of the growing friendship between two women, set against the backdrop of the New York publishing world, and of the Los Angeles television industry.

    Condition: Good only - corner of ffep clipped, spine tilted, etc. - in glossy illus wrappers.

    Book ID: 2191
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  • Van Wormer, Laura.
    BENEDICT CANYON.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Crown, 1992. First edition - A story of the growing friendship between two women, set against the backdrop of the New York publishing world, and of the Los Angeles television industry.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. This advance issue is much less common than the hardcover edition which had a first printing of 75,000 copies.

    Book ID: 28411
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  • 23 SHADES OF BLACK. by Wishnia, K. J. A.
    Wishnia, K. J. A.
    23 SHADES OF BLACK.

    Edition: First paperback printing.

    New York: Signet, (1998). SIGNED - An unusual first mystery, featuring a New York street smart cop who is originally from Ecuador - Filomena Buscarsela. Nominated for the Edgar. SIGNED on the title page. 295 pp. ISBN: 0-451-197488.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 66573
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  • RED HOUSE. by Wishnia, K. J. A.
    Wishnia, K. J. A.
    RED HOUSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Fourth mystery featuring Filomena Buscarsela, a former New York street smart cop originally from Ecuador, now an apprentice to a private investigator. SIGNED on the title page. 261 pp. ISBN: 0-312-28182X.

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

    Book ID: 62663
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  • BLOOD LAKE. by Wishnia, K. J. A.
    Wishnia, K. J. A.
    BLOOD LAKE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Fifth mystery featuring Filomena Buscarsela, a former New York street smart cop originally from Ecuador, turned private investigator. In this novel, she takes her young daughter back to Ecuador to see their extended family, and a priest, who had helped her in the past, is gunned down in front of her. SIGNED on the title page. Highly recommended. Glossary, 324 pp. ISBN: 0-312-281862.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 62664
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  • 23 SHADES OF BLACK. by Wishnia, K. J. A.
    Wishnia, K. J. A.
    23 SHADES OF BLACK.

    Edition: Book club edition: the first hardcover printing.

    New York: Signet, 1997. dj. SIGNED hardcover - An unusual first mystery, featuring a New York street smart cop who is originally from Ecuador - Filomena Buscarsela. Nominee for the Edgar. Originally published as a paperback original by a small press, so this book club edition is the first hardcover edition of this title. SIGNED on the title page. 295 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (short closed tear to upper edge of front cover of dj)

    Book ID: 62075
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  • RED HOUSE. by Wishnia, K. J. A.
    Wishnia, K. J. A.
    RED HOUSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Fourth mystery featuring Filomena Buscarsela, a former New York street smart cop originally from Ecuador, now an apprentice to a private investigator. SIGNED on the title page. 261 pp. ISBN: 0-312-28182X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 62076
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  • BLOOD LAKE. by Wishnia, K. J. A.
    Wishnia, K. J. A.
    BLOOD LAKE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Fifth mystery featuring Filomena Buscarsela, a former New York street smart cop originally from Ecuador, turned private investigator. In this novel, she takes her young daughter back to Ecuador to see their extended family, and a priest, who had helped her in the past, is gunned down in front of her. SIGNED on the title page. Highly recommended. Glossary, 324 pp. ISBN: 0-312-281862.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean in a fine, unmarked, dust jacket .

    Book ID: 67049
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  • AFTER TUPAC & D FOSTER. by Woodson, Jacqueline.
    Woodson, Jacqueline.
    AFTER TUPAC & D FOSTER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2008) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Story of three girls in Queens, NY in 1996, trying to make sense of an unpredictable world, united by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur and their confidence in the way he keeps coming back even after being shot. A Newbery Honor book, and an ALA Notable Book.SIGNED on the title page. 151 pp. ISBN: 9780399246548.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket. First issue dust jacket without the Newbery medallion.

    Book ID: 60043
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