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Almost Perfect

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $3.00

Publisher: New York, Washington Square Press (Pocket Books): 1998

Edition: 1st Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 007092


243 pp. Toned pages, rubbed spot on front cover corner. Light roughness near bottom edge. No markings. Includes a Washington Square Press guide for reading groups. A tale of a woman who falls in love with a rich commercial artist who seems "almost perfect." Gradually the protagonist begins to realize the perils of her infatuation. Deemed by the NY Times a "notable book." View more info

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The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty

By: Barry, Sebastian

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, NY: Penguin, 1998: 1998

Edition: 1st Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 004040


Trade Paperback. Very Good. 1st paperback Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 308 pp., light wear. No markings. An Irishman joins the constabulary during the rebellion from Britain and is branded a traitor, pursued by a childhood friend who has become an IRA militant. View more info

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Except the Lord (New Directions Paperbook)

By: Cary, Joyce

Price: $5.50

Publisher: NY, W W Norton & Co Inc: 1985

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 010170


280 pp. Cover curled, ink name and phone number on half title page. Text clean, spine uncreased. Part of Cary's Second Trilogy, presenting the youth of Chester Nimmo as he treads cautiously between fundamentalism and radical politics. Includes afterword by critic Edwin Ernest Christian. Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall View more info

Alexander's Bridge

By: Cather, Willa

Price: $2.20

Publisher: NY, NY: Bantam, 1962: 1962

Seller ID: 001314


Mass Market Paperback. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 112 pp. No marks. Light crease and small tear in front cover. Preface by Cather. A novel about an ambitious man torn between two women. View more info

The Wapshot Scandal

By: Cheever, John

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Harper & Row: 1964

Edition: Later Printing.

Seller ID: 009402


309 pp. Light wear on dj, a few dings along jacket edges, and a one-inch tear on its spine. Price clipped on flap. Text clean. Originally published in the New Yorker and Esquire. Cheever's second novel about the Wapshot family. Critic Malcolm Cowley's blurb states ".the whole book is marvelous." Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall View more info

Borderland

By: Claremon, Neil

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Tucson, Harbinger House: 1988

Seller ID: 002332


181 pp. Light wear, lower corner slightly thumbed. A stray marking pen stroke in upper right corner of front cover, otherwise no markings. A novel about a romance between a white engineer and an Indian healer in northern Mexico. View more info

Life & Times of Michael K.

By: Coetzee, J.M.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: London, Penguin: 1985

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 010204


250 pp. Thumbed, light wear, text clean. Tale of a gardener who finds himself in prison during South Africa's civil war. A Booker Prize winner. Size: 8mo -- 7.75 in Tall View more info

Feathers in the Fire

By: Cookson, Catherine

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, Bobbs Merrill: 1972

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 002723


272 pp., Scuffing on dust jacket. Light wear. A Gothic nover set on a tenant farm in late 19th-century England. The characters include legless Amos and his sister Jane, View more info

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The Setting Sun (New Directions Book)

By: Dazai, Osamu

Price: $6.00

Publisher: NY, New Directions: 1968

Edition: 19th Printing.

Seller ID: 010260


175 pp. No markings, corners slightly curled. Cover design, with light soil, in black, gray and white. Later printing of a book first published in 1947. Translated by Donald Keene, who provides a 9-page introduction.Set in the early postwar years, it probes the destructive effects of war and the transition from a feudal Japan to an industrial society. Ozamu Dazai died, a suicide, in 1948. But the influence of his book has made "people of the setting sun" a perman... View more info

Invisible Man

By: Ellison, Ralph

Price: $4.50

Publisher: NY, Vintage: 1990

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 009549


581 pp. Lower corner crease on cover, else close to new. Text clean. Spine uncreased. Originally published in 1952, this novel is one of the classics of American race relations in the mid-20th century, as the civil rights movement began to take root. View more info

The Reivers

By: Faulkner, William

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Random House: 1962

Edition: Stated 1st Printing

Seller ID: 009035


305 pp. Ex-library from the Saufley Field naval base in Orlando. Moderate soil, spine sunned, usual library markings, but lightly circulated Some rubbing to edges and corners, slight spine slant. Text is clean, no markings. A promotional summary is affixed to the front endpapers. Light pencil code on margin of dedication page. Faulkner's comic tale about Ned, an 11-year-old and two older accomplices who steal a car in Mississippi and take off for Memphis, where they try ... View more info

The Mansion

By: Faulkner, William

Price: $11.00

Publisher: NY, Random House: 1959

Edition: Stated First Printing

Seller ID: 009037


436 pp Blue cloth heavily rubbed on bottom edge. DJ in mylar protector, some soil to the mylar. From a McCoy Annex military library in Orlando Fl with library stampings and checkout card on rear endpaper. Spine slant. Light toning to text. Part 3 of the Snopes family trilogy. Size: 8vo -- -- 8.5 In Tall View more info

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The Twenty-Seventh City

By: Franzen, Jonathan

Price: $5.70

Publisher: NY, NY: Picador (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), 1988: 1988

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 003159


Trade Paperback. Very Good +. 3rd Printing. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 517 pp. Lightly read, slight thumbing of cover corner. No markings or notes. Spine uncreased. Sturdy overall. A suspense talke about a charismatic young woman from Bombay who becomes the police chief of St. Louis, Mo. View more info

The Current Climate

By: Friedman, Bruce Jay

Price: $3.50

Publisher: NY, Atlantic Monthly Press: 1989

Edition: First Printing Stated

Seller ID: 004970


200 pp. Close to new, tight, bright, no markings, slight wrinkling on dust jacket spine edges. A sequel about Harry Towns' life as a TV writer/producer. View more info

The Foolish Immortals

By: Gallico, Paul

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Doubleday: 1953

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 002749


224 pp. Light edge rubbing on spine. Dust jacket missing bottom 2 inch portion of spine, rest of spine chipped and rubbed. Slight yellowing of endpapers, no markings. Text clean. Binding sturdy. A young con artist sets out to defraud a rich old lady by taking her to the Holy Land to find the Tree of Life. Both get more than they bargained for. View more info

Aspects of Love

By: Garnett, David

Price: $5.00

Publisher: London, Hogarth Press: 1989

Edition: Reprint

Inscription: Possily Signed By Author

Seller ID: 006060


137 pp. Light creasing of cover corner. Some rubbing at foot of spine. Title page has an inscription to Marilyn in green ink and dated March 1989. Illegible sig appears to start with an oversized "G" and end with a "t" A novella about a young boy, an actress and an aged aristocrat, traveling through Europe. Basis for the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical produced by the Really Useful Theatre Co. and directed by Trevor Nunn. View more info

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

By: Godey, John

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Dell: 1974

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 005780


First Dell printing Description: 350 pp. Spine slanted and creased but binding still sturdy. Moderate toning of text. No markings. Light rubbing of spine edges. Lexington Avenue Subway map. A tale of four desperate men who hijack a NYC subway and demand a $1 million ransom. Movie tie-in. Cover shows a subway pulling into a murky platform. Size: 12mo View more info

One Very Hot Day

By: Halberstam, David

Price: $3.50

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 1967

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 002512


216 pp. Tear on dj corner, some rubbing on dj. Text clean. A novel about fighting in Vietnam, centering on three U.S. soldiers facing a possible ambush. View more info

Home from the Hill

By: Humphrey, William

Price: $3.50

Publisher: NY, Delta/Seymour Lawrence (Dell): 1989

Edition: 1st Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 007120


312 pp. Light edgewear on spine and corners. Text clean. Spine uncreased. Humphrey's debut novel tells of an East Texas plantation owner and his seething relationship with his son and his wronged wife. Nominee to the National Book Award. Basis for a feature film. View more info

Point Counter Point

By: Huxley, Aldous

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Garden City , N.Y, Doubleday, Doran: 1938

Edition: First Thus.

Seller ID: 010179


432 pp in dark purple cloth. Stated first edition produced for Literary Guild of America. Loose, joint split at front and back, but covers still attached. Spine heavily sunned. Previous owner's attractive bookplate pasted on front end paper. Text clean. Small rubgbed spot on front lower right corner. A hodge podge of tangled romantic story lines, some based on Huxley's acquaintances, others on historical personages such as Baudelaire. Size: 8mo -- 8.25 in. View more info