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81 Shaw, Irwin Bread Upon the Waters
New York , NY Delacorte Press 1981 0297779451 / 9780297779452 First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Blue cover with gold lettering. In slip cover. Limited edition number 248. Signed by author. Dust jacket now in Brodart mylar protective (clear) cover.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 438 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 49.97 USD
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Psychosomatic  (Author Signed), Smith, Anthony Neil
82 Smith, Anthony Neil Psychosomatic (Author Signed)
Point Blank 2006 0809550911 / 9780809550913 First Edition; Various Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Author on Title Page. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. "Because Lydia didn't have arms or legs, she shelled out three thousand bucks to a washed up middleweight named Cap to give her ex-husband the beating of his life." But the beating turns to murder, and the murder into lust and desperation between Lydia and an underworld clean-up man. Meanwhile, overgrown frat boy car thieves take up cop killing as a side hobby. When these paths cross, a horror show of violence unfolds as they all slide into a hell of their own design, surrounded by the neon and noise of the casino strip on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Violent, vivid, life at hyper-speed. This debut novel from the editor of Plots with Guns is a noir nightmare that asks how much is too much in a relationship, and what is the cost of leaving? Ken Bruen calls it "the darkest song I've ever read". May have dust spotting on top edge from shelf storage over time.; 1 x 8.6 x 5.6 Inches; 184 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 89.97 USD
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POLLYANNA'S JEWELS, Smith, Harriet Lummis; Taylor, H. Weston
83 Smith, Harriet Lummis; Taylor, H. Weston POLLYANNA'S JEWELS
Boston, MA L. C. Page 1926 First Edition; Third Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by H. Weston Taylor 
First edition third printing. Beige cover with gold lettering. Inset of Pollyanna image on cover.Has former owners name in book otherwise very clean. Tight binding. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition. Handsome book! ; The Fourth Glad Book; Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7˝" tall; 328 pages 
Price: 14.97 USD
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Forever Island  (Author Signed), Smith, Patrick G.
84 Smith, Patrick G. Forever Island (Author Signed)
Florida Dell 1974 0440931363 / 9780440931362 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
1974 Edition Signed "Best Wishes -Patrick D. Smith" on title page. (October 8, 1927 – January 26, 2014) was an American author. His work was nominated seven times for the Pulitzer Prize and five times for the Nobel Prize for Literature. He was inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame in 1999. orn in D'Lo, Mississippi, Smith graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1947. On August 1, 1948, he married Iris Doty, with whom he remained until his death. He continued his studies until 1959, when he completed his M.A. Smith worked in public affairs at Hinds Junior College until 1962 and at the University of Mississippi until 1966, when he moved to Florida and took the position of Director of Public Relations at Brevard Community College, which became Eastern Florida State College in August 2013.Smith wrote his first novel, The River is Home, when he was 25. It is the story of the Skeeters, a poor family of "river rats" in Mississippi. His next novel was Forever Island, the story of an old Seminole struggling against development of the land he has lived on his whole life. That was followed by Allapattah, another novel of the Seminole culture. Smith's next book, Angel City, is the story of a poor family's struggles after being ensnared in a migrant camp. In 1980, it was made into a CBS movie of the week, starring Ralph Waite and Jennifer Jason Leigh.[3]Smith's best-known work is A Land Remembered,[4] a multi-generational novel of a family's struggles from pioneers to wealthy tycoons. (Wikipedia) Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition.; 12mo 7" - 7˝" tall; Signed by Author 
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Los Angeles  A Novel (Author Signed), Smith, Peter Moore
85 Smith, Peter Moore Los Angeles A Novel (Author Signed)
Little, Brown and Company 2005 0316803928 / 9780316803922 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Author on Title Page. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. It is a hoarse whisper over a crackling cell phone--Angel--then the connection is lost. But Angel Veronchek is convinced that the voice belongs to his mysterious and beautiful new neighbor, Angela--and that she is terrified for her life. So begins Angels dangerous and desperate quest to uncover what happened to Angela, a woman he loves and has become obsessed with, but about whom he knows nearly nothing.

Angel has his secrets, too. The son of one of Hollywoods most powerful producers, Angel has renounced a world of wealth and glamour to live a lonely existence in the seedy parts of Los Angeles with an unfinished screenplay, a ready supply of drugs, and Blade Runner looping constantly on his television.

The exotic Angela acts as kindling for Angels static existence. It is her arrival, and her eerie disappearance, that knocks his solitary, reclusive life off-balance, and plunges him into the sinister world of Los Angeles nights, a world of secrets that arent meant to be told, and people who arent meant to be found. ; 1.4 x 9.3 x 6.3 Inches; 352 pages; p; Signed by Author 
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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman comprising the humorous adventures of Uncle Toby and Corporal Trim. The works of Sterne, Sterne, Laurence
86 Sterne, Laurence The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman comprising the humorous adventures of Uncle Toby and Corporal Trim. The works of Sterne
Philadelphia PA J.B. Lippincott & Co. 1879 1st Edition Thus; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Darley 
Green decorative cover with gilt print. Shows wear. There are 9 books in this one book and a section on the memoirs of the life and family of the late Reverend Mr. Laurence Sterne, the author. a novel by Laurence Sterne. It was published in nine volumes, the first two appearing in 1759, and seven others following over the next seven years (vols. 3 and 4, 1761; vols. 5 and 6, 1762; vols. 7 and 8, 1765; vol. 9, 1767). It purports to be a biography of the eponymous character. Its style is marked by digression, double entendre, and graphic devices.Scarce if not rare. ; Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 525 pages 
Price: 399.97 USD
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The Circus of the Earth and the Air, Stevens, Brooke
87 Stevens, Brooke The Circus of the Earth and the Air
New York Harcourt 1994 0151179875 / 9780151179879 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Book looks new. Dust in Mylar. A woman steps into a circus magician's box, and the box is set on fire. When the woman fails to reappear and the circus itself vanishes overnight, Alex Barton sets out to find his missing wife. Bizarre clues lead him to a mysterious island, where he encounters a faceless private army, a theater where performance and the stage have become objects of veneration, and a Fellini-esque circus concealed within a hollowed-out mountain. Tortured, tempted, analyzed, Alex sheds his identity and assumes a new one, as a tightrope walker whose strength is his vulnerability. As the line between the real and the surreal blur, Alex must discover what may--or may not--be the truth about his wife and himself. " circus vanishing act that abruptly terminates a marriage sets the stage for this tale of a lover's quest: a brooding, violent first novel from ex-tiger groom Stevens." (Krikus Review); 9.50 X 6.50 X 1.40 inches; 410 pages 
Price: 9.97 USD
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Swimmers in the Sea  (Author Signed), Strickland, Denzil
88 Strickland, Denzil Swimmers in the Sea (Author Signed)
Press 53 2008 0981628028 / 9780981628028 First Edition; 1st Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Inscribed and signed by author on title page. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. Swimmers in the Sea is a fiercely imagined novel by a newcomer to be watched. Author Denzil Strickland takes calamity and unflinchingly peels back its layers in this thrilling literary debut about a man who travels to pre-Katrina New Orleans to receive an unlikely inheritance from his estranged and dying father, a one-armed portrait artist convicted of manslaughter for the accident that killed his own two children and a newlywed couple leaving their wedding. At the age of thirty, Cliff Ebbets is broke and living in North Carolina, his marriage failing, when he receives a call from a man named Don Willis, his father's live-in companion. Don beckons Cliff to New Orleans for an inheritance he won't specify. Desperate but circumspect about anything to do with his father, Cliff concedes and travels back to the home of his earliest memory. There, he meets his father's friends, men from the underbelly of New Orleans' Ninth Ward, who paint a picture of Cecil Ebbets that Cliff doesn't recognize. It's the same picture he's being shown by the ghost of his dead sister Rachel. The twist in this tale of love and betrayal comes at the outset and wrings back and forth on itself throughout its telling. Swimmers in the Sea is a story about the other family and the son who inherits the sins of his father. It's the story of how the story of your life can change. Just like that. ; 1.2 x 8.6 x 6.2 Inches; 316 pages; Signed by Author 
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Rumbin Galleries, Tarkington, Booth
89 Tarkington, Booth Rumbin Galleries
Doubleday, Doran & Co 1937 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Association copy; inscribed by Tarkington on behalf of the Silberman brothers (Elkan and Abris) to "Frederick W. Sohumaser". End papers show some browning as does front and rear boards. Pages clean and binding tight. Dust has tears and chips, but now in Brodart protective cover. Tarkington drew considerably from his relationship with the prominent art dealers, Elkan and Abris Silberman, in the writing of this humorous novel of the NY art gallery world. Solid copy in original pictorial. American novelist and dramatist Booth Tarkington (1869 - 1946) achieved renown with the Pulitzer-winning novels. Excellent novel of a lovable art and antique dealer and his theories and observations on collectors and collecting. Long a primer to the more cynical elements of the book trade. Scan of dust and signature available. ; 7.80 X 5.90 X 1.50 inches; 305 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 99.97 USD
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The King of Kings County  A Novel, Terrell, Whitney
90 Terrell, Whitney The King of Kings County A Novel
New York Viking Adult 2005 0670034258 / 9780670034253 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed on Title page by author. This extraordinary saga, The King of Kings County, examines the manufacturing of an American Dream, one whose contradictions divide us to this day. Dust jacket now in Brodart mylar protective (clear) cover. May have dust spotting on top edge from shelf storage over time.; 1.5 x 8.9 x 6.2 Inches; 368 pages; p; Signed by Author 
Price: 9.97 USD
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Guns of the Palmetto Plains (Signed by author), Tonyan, Rick
91 Tonyan, Rick Guns of the Palmetto Plains (Signed by author)
Pineapple Press 1994 1561640700 / 9781561640706 First Edition Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Paperback looks almost new. Inscribed and signed by author. ; Cracker Western; 1 x 7.08 x 5.04 Inches; 405 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 14.97 USD
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No Need of Glory;  A Novel, Tucker, Helen
92 Tucker, Helen No Need of Glory; A Novel
Stein and Day 1972 0812815106 / 9780812815108 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Former owners name written in front otherwise book and dust look new. Author was from N.C. and a former newspaper reporter. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 203 pages 
Price: 7.97 USD
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Selected Works of Miguel de Unamuno, Volume 1  Peace in War: A Novel, Unamuno, Miguel de &  Anthony Kerrigan &  Martin Nozick
93 Unamuno, Miguel de & Anthony Kerrigan & Martin Nozick Selected Works of Miguel de Unamuno, Volume 1 Peace in War: A Novel
Princeton University Press 1983 069109926x / 9780691099262 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Book and dust look new. Dust now in mylar protective cover. Miguel de Unamuno y Jugo (29 September 1864 – 31 December 1936) was a Spanish Basque essayist, novelist, poet, playwright, philosopher, professor of Greek and Classics, and later rector at the University of Salamanca. His major philosophical essay was The Tragic Sense of Life (1912), and his most famous novel was Abel Sánchez: The History of a Passion (1917), a modern exploration of the Cain and Abel story. This book is the first English translation of Unamuno's first novel, published in 1897, when he was 33. the books setting is the Basque country of northern Spain during the Second Carlist War (1874--1876), a conflict he lived through as a child. A classic work.; 8.50 X 1 X 0.10 inches; 456 pages 
Price: 38.97 USD
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Primal Instinct A Killer Stalks an Earthly Paradise (Author Signed), Walker, Robert W.
94 Walker, Robert W. Primal Instinct A Killer Stalks an Earthly Paradise (Author Signed)
London, England Headline Book Publishing 1994 074721252X / 9780747212522 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Black cover with gold print. Dust in mylar protective cover. Inscribed and signed on title page "For Sandi & Bill, Stephen King is a boy scout compared to me! Trust in the Author, Robert W. Walker". We provide delivery tracking on US orders. obert W. Walker is a graduate of Chicago's Wells High School, Northwestern University, and the NU's Graduate Masters in English Education program. Rob has taught writing in all its permutations ("All writing is creative writing but not all writing sings," he says.) from composition and developmental to a study of the literary masters to creative and advanced creative writing. His first novel was one only an arrogant youth could have conceived -- a sequel to Huckleberry Finn (now published as Daniel & The Wrongway Railway, Royal Fireworks Press, NY), but his first suspense-techno-thriller-sf-mystery came in 1979, after college, a novel that won no awards entitled SUB-ZERO. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 312 pages; p; Signed by Author 
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95 Walpole, Hugh A prayer for my son (author signed)
Doubleday, Doran & Company, inc 1936 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Green cover shows sunfading. Author signed on end paper. Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole, Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole (13 March 1884 - 1 June 1941) was a New Zealand-born English novelist. He was the son of an Anglican clergyman, intended for a career in the church but drawn instead to writing. His skill at scene-setting, vivid plots, and high profile as a lecturer brought him a large readership in the United Kingdom and North America. He was a best-selling author in the 1920s and 1930s, but has been largely neglected since his death. After his first novel, The Wooden Horse, in 1909, he wrote prolifically, producing at least one book every year. He was a spontaneous story-teller, writing quickly to get all his ideas on paper, seldom revising. His first novel to achieve real success was his third, Mr Perrin and Mr Traill, a tragicomic story of a fatal clash between two schoolmasters. During the First World War he served in the Red Cross on the Russian-Austrian front, and worked in British propaganda in Petrograd and London. In the 1920s and 1930s he was much in demand not only as a novelist but also as a lecturer on literature, making four exceptionally well-paid tours of North America. As a gay man at a time when homosexual practices were illegal in Britain, he conducted a succession of intense but discreet relationships with other men.; 8 X 5.60 X 1.50 inches; 355 pages; Signed by Author 
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The Undiscovered Country,, Walz, Jay and Audrey
96 Walz, Jay and Audrey The Undiscovered Country,
Duell, Sloan and Pearce 1958 First Edition; Various Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Stated first edition. Book has minor browning and dust has minor chips. Dust is now in mylar protective cover. "This is the strange love story of America's first great Arctic explorer, Dr. Elisha Kent Kane." ; 9 X 6 X 2 inches 
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Harry Tracy  The Death Dealing Oregon Outlaw, Ward, William
97 Ward, William Harry Tracy The Death Dealing Oregon Outlaw
Cleveland,OH A. Westbrook 1908 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Good with no dust jacket 
Good condition. Pulp paperback. Pages yellowing and/or browning due to quality and age. This book is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition. May have chipping around edges. Uneven cut pages (by publisher) in places, text not affected. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. multiple copies available. Rare.; Adventure Series #4; Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7˝" tall; 191 pages; p 
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Harry Tracy  The Death Dealing Oregon Outlaw, Ward, William
98 Ward, William Harry Tracy The Death Dealing Oregon Outlaw
Cleveland,OH A. Westbrook 1908 Paperback Good with no dust jacket 
Good condition. Pulp paperback. This book is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition..We provide delivery tracking on US orders. Rare.; Adventure; Illustrations; 191 pages; p 
Price: 19.47 USD
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The Mangrove Coast (Author Signed), White, Randy Wayne
99 White, Randy Wayne The Mangrove Coast (Author Signed)
New York , NY G. P. Putnam's Sons 1998 0399143726 / 9780399143724 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed on title page not inscribed or tipped in. The book and dust jacket are as new with no scratches, writing, or former owner evidence. Fantastic collectors piece. Dust jacket now in Brodart mylar protective (clear) cover. Randy was a fishing guide when I lived in Ft. Myers and I had him sign a few books when I met him there. Great down to earth guy. You will love his books! We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; Doc Ford Series; Brodart Covered; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 290 pages; ; Signed by Author 
Price: 99.97 USD
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Lone Tree, Wilson, Harry Leon
100 Wilson, Harry Leon Lone Tree
New York Cosmopolitan Book 1929 First Edition; Various Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Stated first edition. Green cover with yellowish lettering. Dust is grey, green, and Red with very minor chips around edge.. Dust now in protective cover. Harry Leon Wilson (May 1, 1867 – June 28, 1939) was an American novelist and dramatist best known for his novels Ruggles of Red Gap and Merton of the Movies. His novel Bunker Bean helped popularize the term flapper. He began work as a stenographer after leaving home at sixteen. He worked his way west through Topeka, Omaha, Denver, and eventually to California. He was a contributor to the histories of Hubert Howe Bancroft, and became the private secretary to Virgil Bogue. Wilson returned to New York where he met Booth Tarkington in 1904, and Tarkington and Wilson traveled together to Europe in 1905. The two completed the play The Man from Home in 1906 in Paris. The play was a resounding success and was followed by more collaborations with Tarkington, but none repeated the success of the first.[2] Wilson was elected to the National Institute of Arts and Letters in 1922. Handsome clean book! ; 331 pages 
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