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 ABBE, GEORGE, One More Puritan
ABBE, GEORGE
One More Puritan
Troy, NY: The Literary Combine, 1960. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Paperback. Trade PB. SIGNED EDITION. This is the true First Edition. This is a trade paperback book with a side stapled binding. The book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The cardstock covers have some light ground-in dirt and toning. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed, with an inscription, on the title page by the author. A novel of New England. ; Signed by Author. Very Good .
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Book number: 29493
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.75 | £UK 11.5 | JP¥ 1636]
Keywords: Modern Fiction First Editions George Abbe Signed Editions New England Modern Fiction Firsts

 ACKROYD, PETER, Chatterton
ACKROYD, PETER
Chatterton
New York: Grove Press, 1988. 1st American Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This book is in Fine condition with a Fine dust jacket. This is a First American Edition. This is Peter Ackroyd's third novel and nominated on the short list for the Booker Prize. "In today's London, a young poet and an elderly female novelist engage the mystery of Chatterton by trying to decode the clues foudn in an old manuscript, only to discover that their investigation discloses other riddles for which there are no solutions. They are not alone in their quest: the mystery is also being revived in an earlier age, as in the mid-nineteenth century Henry Wallis paints his celebrated portrait of Chatterton lying dead in an attic room.". Fine in Fine dust jacket .
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Book number: 632423
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Keywords: Modern Fiction First Editions Peter Ackroyd Thomas Chatterton Forgeries Forgers Artists Painters Medieval Manuscripts Modern Fiction Firsts

 ALLEN, JAMES LANE, A Cathedral Singer
ALLEN, JAMES LANE
A Cathedral Singer
New York: The Century Company, 1916. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This book is in Near Fine condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, but do have occasional spots of foxing / toning. The frontispiece is by Sigismond de Ivanowski. "Slowly on Morningside Heights rises the Cathedral of St. John the Divine; standing on a high rock under the Northern sky above the long wash of the untroubled sea, above the wash of the troubled waves of men.". Near Fine .
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Book number: 32428
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Keywords: Modern Fiction First Editions James Lane Allen Fiction Modern Fiction Firsts

0060589426 ALLENDE, ISABEL, Kingdom of the Golden Dragon
ALLENDE, ISABEL
Kingdom of the Golden Dragon
New York: Harper Collins, 2004. 1st American Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. ISBN: 0060589426. Illustrated by Cliff Nielsen. Cover Art; SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is one small spot of ink on the foredge of the text block that spans several text pages. This copy has been signed on the half title page by the author, in blue ink, with a small flower underneath. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "Not many months have past since teenager Alexander Cold followed his bold grandmother into the heart of the Amazon to uncover its legendary Beast. This time, reporter Kate Cold escorts her grandson and his closest friend, Nadia, along with the photographers from International Geographic, on a journey to another remote niche of the world. Entering a forbidden sovereignty tucked in the frosty peaks of the Himalayas, the team's task is to locate its fabled Golden Dragon, a sacred statue and priceless oracle that can foretell the future of the kingdom." "Isabel Allende (born August 2, 1942) is a Chilean-American writer. Allende, whose works sometimes contain aspects of the "magic realist" tradition, is famous for novels such as The House of the Spirits (La casa de los espíritus, 1982) and City of the Beasts (La ciudad de las bestias, 2002) , which have been commercially successful." ; Signed by Author. Fine in Fine dust jacket .
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Book number: 33299
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Keywords: 0060589426 Modern Fiction First Editions Isabel Allende Cliff Nielsen The Himalayas Signed Editions Fantasy Adventure treasure Hunters Modern Fiction Firsts

 AMIS, MARTIN (MARTIN LOUIS AMIS ), Success
AMIS, MARTIN (MARTIN LOUIS AMIS )
Success
New York: Harmony Books, 1978. 1st American Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "According to Amis, his father showed no interest in his work. "I can point out the exact place where he stopped and sent Money twirling through the air; that's where the character named Martin Amis comes in." "Breaking the rules, buggering about with the reader, drawing attention to himself," Kingsley complained. His first novel The Rachel Papers (1973) – written at Lemmons, the family home in north London – won the Somerset Maugham Award. The most traditional of his novels, made into an unsuccessful cult film, it tells the story of a bright, egotistical teenager (which Amis acknowledges as autobiographical) and his relationship with the eponymous girlfriend in the year before going to university." (from Wikipedia). Fine in Fine dust jacket .
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Book number: 38187
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Keywords: Modern Fiction First Edition Martin Amis Modern Fiction Firsts

 L'AMOUR, LOUIS, Smoke from This Altar
L'AMOUR, LOUIS
Smoke from This Altar
New York: Bantam Books, 1990. 1st Edition Thus; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This book is in Fine condition and has a Very Good+ to Near Fine- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is mostly crisp and clean with the exception of two beginning edge tears along with some light ground-in dirt to the edges. "Louis Dearborn L'Amour (March 22, 1908 – June 10, 1988) was an American novelist and short-story writer. His books consisted primarily of Western novels (though he called his work "frontier stories") ; however, he also wrote historical fiction (The Walking Drum) , science fiction (Haunted Mesa) , non-fiction (Frontier) , as well as poetry and short-story collections. Many of his stories were made into films. L'Amour's books remain popular and most have gone through multiple printings. At the time of his death almost all of his 105 existing works (89 novels, 14 short-story collections, and two full-length works of nonfiction) were still in print, and he was "one of the world's most popular writers". " (from Wikipedia). Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket .
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Book number: 37510
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Keywords: Modern Fiction First Editions Louis L'Amour Poems Poetry Fiction Modern Fiction Firsts

 ANDERSON, SHERWOOD, Tar a Mid West Childhood
ANDERSON, SHERWOOD
Tar a Mid West Childhood
New York: Boni and Liveright, 1926. 1st Trade Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and chips, along with several strips of tape on the reverse of the dust jacket at the spine joints and corners. There is another strip of tape on the bottom outside of the spine. One of the strips of tape on the reverse of the dust jacket has attracted some red fuzz, which is quite noticeable. "The book takes up a boy from the ages of consciousness and until adolescence begins. A wandering family settles in a small Ohio town." "Sherwood Anderson (September 13, 1876 – March 8, 1941) was an American novelist and short story writer, known for subjective and self-revealing works. Self-educated, he rose to become a successful copywriter and business owner in Cleveland and Elyria, Ohio. In 1912, Anderson had a nervous breakdown that led him to abandon his business and family to become a writer.". Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket .
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Book number: 34067
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 27.25 | £UK 23 | JP¥ 3272]
Keywords: Modern Fiction First Edition Sherwood Anderson ohio Youth Biographical Fiction Modern Fiction Firsts

 ANONYMOUS (JULIA MACGRUDER), Across the Chasm
ANONYMOUS (JULIA MACGRUDER)
Across the Chasm
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1885. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean condition. The spine ends, corners and spine joints have noticeable rubbing and edge wear, along with small nicks and chips missing. The text pages are generally clean, but there are spots of foxing and finger marks. There is a previous owner's inked initials on the front endpaper. "Julia Magruder (September 14, 1854 – June 9, 1907) was an American novelist. Most of her novels are love stories in which the heroine must face obstacles in pursuit of her goal to find true love. Several of her novels were serialized in the Ladies' Home Journal. A week before her death she received the award from the Académie Française for which she had been nominated a year earlier.". Very Good .
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Book number: 35982
USD 65.00 [Appr.: EURO 59 | £UK 50 | JP¥ 7089]
Keywords: Modern Fiction First Edition Anonymous Julia Macgruder Romance Relationships Modern Fiction Firsts

 ARCHER, JEFFREY, Shall We Tell the President?
ARCHER, JEFFREY
Shall We Tell the President?
New York: Viking Press, 1977. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a bit of very beginning sunning / toning to the edges of the front and rear endpapers. The dust jacket is clean and bright, but does have some light fading to the Viking symbol on the bottom spine end and some very beginning toning / sunning to the edges of the rear cover. There is one vertical crease to the front dust jacket flap. This is the author's second book. "It is March of 1983. Edward Moore Kennedy has been the duly elected President of the United States for over two years. It is the propitious time to push his touch Gun-Control Bill through Congress.". Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket .
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Book number: 32429
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Keywords: Modern Fiction First Editions Jeffrey Archer Presidents of the United States Espionage Gun Control FBI Thrillers Modern Fiction Firsts

 ATHERTON, GERTRUDE (GERTRUDE FRANKLIN HORN ATHERTON), The Conqueror Being the True and Romantic Story of Alexander Hamilton
ATHERTON, GERTRUDE (GERTRUDE FRANKLIN HORN ATHERTON)
The Conqueror Being the True and Romantic Story of Alexander Hamilton
New York: Macmillan Company, 1902. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. SIGNED EDITION. First Edition, First Issue, with page numerals at the top left corner on page 546. This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking the accompanying dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some light bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and corners. The endpapers have some light but noticeable foxing and toning. There is a previous owner's book plate adhered to the front pastedown page. The inner hinges are a bit loose. This copy has been signed by the author with an inscription on the half title page. "Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton (October 30, 1857 – June 14, 1948) was a prominent and prolific American author. Many of her novels are set in her home state of California. Her bestseller Black Oxen (1923) was made into a silent movie of the same name. In addition to novels, she wrote short stories, essays, and articles for magazines and newspapers on such issues as feminism, politics, and war. She was strong-willed, independent-minded, and sometimes controversial...In London, she had the opportunity through Jane Wilde to meet Oscar Wilde, her son. She recalled in her memoir Adventures of a Novelist (1932) that she made an excuse to avoid the meeting because she thought he was physically repulsive. In an 1899 article for London's Bookman, Atherton wrote of Wilde's style and associated it with "the decadence, the loss of virility that must follow over-civilization." She returned to California in 1890 at the death of her grandfather Franklin and her mother-in-law Dominga Atherton, and she resumed taking care of Muriel. In 1891, she wrote for The San Francisco Examiner where she met Ambrose Bierce, with whom she carried on a taunting, almost love-hate friendship. When Kate Field remarked on California writers' neglect of the picturesque and romantic old Spanish life of the state, Atherton explored the history and culture of Spanish California in Monterey, San Juan Bautista, Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara. "; Signed by Author. Very Good+ .
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Book number: 33973
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Keywords: Modern Fiction First Editions Gertrude Atherton Alexander Hamilton Biography Biographical Fiction Signed Editions Modern Fiction Firsts

 ATHERTON, GERTRUDE, Rezanov
ATHERTON, GERTRUDE
Rezanov
New York: Authors and Newspaper Association, 1906. Special edition. Hardcover. Color Illustrations; This is a Powers Special Edition (Minneapolis, MN) which includes a facsimile page of the manuscript from Rulers of Kings. This book is in Near Fine condition and is missing the accompanying dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright with the exception of page 118-119 which has a small toned area where something was placed. There is an inked name and date on the reverse of the frontispiece . This book includes three full page, full color illustrations along with a full color frontispiece. "Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton (October 30, 1857 – June 14, 1948) was a prominent and prolific American author. Many of her novels are set in her home state of California. Her bestseller Black Oxen (1923) was made into a silent movie of the same name. In addition to novels, she wrote short stories, essays, and articles for magazines and newspapers on such issues as feminism, politics, and war. She was strong-willed, independent-minded, and sometimes controversial.". Near Fine .
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Book number: 35606
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Keywords: Modern Fiction First Edition Gertrude Atherton San Francisco, CA Special Edition Romance Modern Fiction Firsts

 ATHERTON, GERTRUDE, The White Morning a Novel of the Power of the German Women in Wartime
ATHERTON, GERTRUDE
The White Morning a Novel of the Power of the German Women in Wartime
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1918. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and is missing the accompanying dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. There is some toning / darkening between pages 8 and 9 at the spine joint. There is a previous owner's inked name and date on the front endpaper. The frontispiece and front cover illustration are from a photograph by Arnold Genthe. "Countess Gisela Niebuhr sat in the long dusk of Munich staring over at the beautiful park that in happier days had been famous in the world as the Englischer Garten, and deliberately recalled on what might be the last night of her life the successive causes that had led to her profound dissatisfaction with her country as a woman." "Atherton's first publication was "The Randolphs of Redwood: A Romance", serialized in The Argonaut in March 1882 under the pseudonym Asmodeus. When she revealed to her family that she was the author, it caused her to be ostracized. In 1888, she left for New York, leaving Muriel with her grandmother. She traveled to London, and eventually returned to California. Atherton's first novel, What Dreams May Come, was published in 1888 under the pseudonym Frank Lin.". Very Good+ .
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Book number: 35616
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Keywords: Modern Fiction First Editions Gertrude Atherton War Fiction World War I Arnold Genthe Modern Fiction Firsts

 ATWOOD, MARGARET, The Robber Bride
ATWOOD, MARGARET
The Robber Bride
London, England: Bloomsbury Publishing, 1993. 1st Trade Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. The text block includes a sewn in ribbon book marker. "In her captivating new novel, Margaret Atwood reports from the farthest reaches of the sex wars. The group of women and men at the centre of this wise, unsettling, drastic, funny and wholly involving story all fall prey to a chillingly recognisable menace, which is given its power by their own fantasies and delusions." "Margaret Eleanor Atwood, CC OOnt FRSC (born November 18, 1939) is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, and environmental activist. She is a winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award and Prince of Asturias Award for Literature, has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize five times, winning once, and has been a finalist for the Governor General's Award several times, winning twice. In 2001, she was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame.". Fine in Fine dust jacket .
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Book number: 32431
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Keywords: Modern Fiction First Edition Fiction Fantasy Fantastic Fiction Fairy Tales Grimms Fairy Tales The Brothers Grimm Margaret Atwood Modern Fiction Firsts

 AUEL, JEAN M., The Mammoth Hunters
AUEL, JEAN M.
The Mammoth Hunters
New York: Crown Publishers, 1985. 1st Trade Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "In 1977, Auel began extensive library research of the Ice Age for her first book. She joined a survival class to learn how to construct an ice cave, and learned primitive methods of making fire, tanning leather, and knapping stone from the aboriginal skills expert Jim Riggs. The Clan of the Cave Bear was nominated for numerous literary awards, including an American Booksellers Association nomination for best first novel. It was also later adapted into a screenplay for the film of the same name. After the sales success of her first book, Auel has been able to travel to the sites of prehistoric ruins and relics, and also to meet many of the experts with whom she had been corresponding. Her research has taken her across Europe from France to Ukraine, including most of what Marija Gimbutas called Old Europe. In 1986, she attended and co-sponsored a conference on modern human origins at the School of American Research, Santa Fe. She has developed a close friendship with Doctor Jean Clottes of France, who was responsible for the exploration of the Cosquer Cave discovered in 1985 and the Chauvet Cave discovered in 1994. " (from Wikipedia). Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket .
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Book number: 39252
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 31.75 | £UK 27 | JP¥ 3817]
Keywords: Modern Fiction First Edition Jean M. Auel Earth's Children Series Prehistory Prehistoric America Modern Fiction Firsts

 AUSTIN, MARY, Isidro
AUSTIN, MARY
Isidro
Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1905. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Illustrated by Eric Pape. Color Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some light wear, rubbing and nicking to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. There is some beginning fraying to the spine ends and corners and some rubbing to the front and rear panels. The text pages are clean and bright. The front and rear free pages have heavy toning. "Mary Hunter Austin (September 9, 1868 – August 13, 1934) was an American writer. One of the early nature writers of the American Southwest, her classic The Land of Little Rain (1903) describes the fauna, flora and people – as well as evoking the mysticism and spirituality – of the region between the High Sierra and the Mojave Desert of southern California. ". Very Good+ .
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Book number: 30418
USD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 68.25 | £UK 57.5 | JP¥ 8180]
Keywords: Modern Fiction First Edition Mary Austin Western Americana Californiana Spanish America Modern Fiction Firsts

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