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ABANI, CHRIS.
THE VIRGIN OF FLAMES.
New York: Penguin, (2007.) Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. ) 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. Fine in stiff illustrated wrappers (a new copy)
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Book number: 37582
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ABBOTT, LEE K.
DREAMS OF DISTANT LIVES
New York: Putnam, 1989. dj First printing. Collection of short stories Near fine in near fine dust jacket (an unread copy with some signs of handling or shelfwear, remainder mark.)
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Book number: 6984
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ABISH, WALTER.
ECLIPSE FEVER.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993. dj First printing. 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. Fine in fine dust jacket. ISBN: 0679418679
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Book number: 37015
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ABISH, WALTER.
ECLIPSE FEVER.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993. dj First printing. 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. Fine in fine dust jacket. ISBN: 0679418679
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Book number: 3930
USD 46.50 [Appr.: EURO 41.75 | £UK 35.75 | JP¥ 5126]
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ABSIRE, ALAIN.
GOD'S EQUAL.
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1989. First US printing. Winner of the Prix Femina in France, this historical novel brings to life the 11th century of the Normans. F/F.
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Book number: 3941
USD 19.75 [Appr.: EURO 17.75 | £UK 15.25 | JP¥ 2177]

0679409688 ACKROYD, PETER, ENGLISH MUSIC
ACKROYD, PETER
ENGLISH MUSIC
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992. dj First American trade 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. Very good in a near fine dustjacket (remainder line, section of front endpaper cut out, but otherwise tight and clean, appears unread.) ISBN: 0679409688
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Book number: 21827
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 ACKROYD, PETER., ENGLISH MUSIC.
ACKROYD, PETER.
ENGLISH MUSIC.
Franklin, PA: Franklin Library, 1992. Limited, signed 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. Fine in brown leather with gilt lettering and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, ribbon bound in, hubbed spine.
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Book number: 75453
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 36 | £UK 30.75 | JP¥ 4410]
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ACKROYD, PETER
FIRST LIGHT
New York: Grove Weidenfeld, 1989. dj First US printing. Novel set around the excavation of an astronomically aligned neolithic grave in Dorset. Good in a good dust jacket. (some bleeding from the black cloth spine to inside of dj.) ISBN: 0802111610
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Book number: 34489
USD 14.00 [Appr.: EURO 12.75 | £UK 10.75 | JP¥ 1543]
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ACKROYD, PETER
FIRST LIGHT.
London: Hamish Hamilton, (1989.) dj First printing. Novel set around the excavation of an astronomically aligned neolithic grave in Dorset. 328 pp. Near fine in a fine dust jacket. (a tight copy, but with the usual rather severe toning to the pages.) ISBN: 0802111610
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Book number: 49322
USD 23.50 [Appr.: EURO 21.25 | £UK 18 | JP¥ 2591]
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0060155035 ACKROYD, PETER., HAWKSMOOR.
ACKROYD, PETER.
HAWKSMOOR.
New York: Harper & Row, 1985. dj First US printing. 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. Very near fine in a like dustjacket. ISBN: 0060155035
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Book number: 74227
USD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 67.5 | £UK 57.5 | JP¥ 8268]
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0713913452 ADAMS, RICHARD., THE GIRL IN A SWING.
ADAMS, RICHARD.
THE GIRL IN A SWING.
London: Allen Lane, (1980.) dj First printing, first issue. 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. Fine in fine dust jacket. ISBN: 0713913452
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Book number: 74039
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 27 | £UK 23 | JP¥ 3307]
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0743297725 ADDONIZIO, KIM., MY DREAMS OUT IN THE STREET.
ADDONIZIO, KIM.
MY DREAMS OUT IN THE STREET.
New York: Simon & Schuster, (2007.) dj First printing. 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. Very near fine in a like dustjacket (some light toning to the pages.) ISBN: 0743297725
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Book number: 54562
USD 31.50 [Appr.: EURO 28.5 | £UK 24.25 | JP¥ 3473]
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ADKINS, JAN.
COOKIE.
New York: Harper & Row, 1988. dj First edition. The story of a tough, sexy & spirited woman who owns a ranch in the high country of Washington State. Near fine in near fine dust jacket.
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Book number: 3944
USD 16.75 [Appr.: EURO 15.25 | £UK 13 | JP¥ 1847]

 
ADLER, WARREN
PRIVATE LIES.
New York: Morrow, (1991.) dj First printing. Novel of infidelity and betrayal, by the author of The War of the Roses. 308 pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. ISBN: 0688101208
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Book number: 36974
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0446512206 ADLER, WARREN, THE WAR OF THE ROSES.
ADLER, WARREN
THE WAR OF THE ROSES.
New York: Warner, (1981.) dj First printing. Basis for the movie of the same name. . . the Roses met at an auction on Cape Cod. 263 pp. Very good in very good dust jacket (a bit of bumping to lower corners, some toning to dj.) ISBN: 0446512206
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Book number: 51684
USD 21.00 [Appr.: EURO 19 | £UK 16.25 | JP¥ 2315]
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AHERN, TOM
HETACOMBS OF LAKE
Washington, D.C.: Sun & Moon Press, 1984. First printing. Collection of short stories by this highly praised young author. F/NF.
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Book number: 7543
USD 21.50 [Appr.: EURO 19.5 | £UK 16.5 | JP¥ 2370]

9780802125767 ALAMEDDINE, RABIH., THE ANGEL OF HISTORY.
ALAMEDDINE, RABIH.
THE ANGEL OF HISTORY.
New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2016) First printing. 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 Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.) ISBN: 9780802125767
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Book number: 72616
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9780802125767 ALAMEDDINE, RABIH., THE ANGEL OF HISTORY.
ALAMEDDINE, RABIH.
THE ANGEL OF HISTORY.
New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2016) First printing. 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 Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.) ISBN: 9780802125767
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Book number: 75478
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1401303277 ALBOM, MITCH., FOR ONE MORE DAY.
ALBOM, MITCH.
FOR ONE MORE DAY.
New York: Hyperion, (2006) dj First printing. 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. Near fine in near fine dust jacket (some indentations on dust jacket and front cover.) ISBN: 1401303277
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Book number: 42067
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1401303277 ALBOM, MITCH., FOR ONE MORE DAY.
ALBOM, MITCH.
FOR ONE MORE DAY.
New York: Hyperion, (2006) dj First printing. 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. Fine in fine dust jacket. ISBN: 1401303277
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Book number: 72275
USD 17.50 [Appr.: EURO 15.75 | £UK 13.5 | JP¥ 1929]
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ALGER, HORATIO (INTRODUCTION BY RALPH D. GARDNER).
A FANCY OF HERS; THE DISAGREEABLE WOMAN
New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, (1981) dj First thus. 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 facsimiles of periodical covers. Index. 192 pp. Very near fine in a like dustjacket. ISBN: 0442247168
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Book number: 28767
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9781451635485 ALI, MONICA., UNTOLD STORY.
ALI, MONICA.
UNTOLD STORY.
New York: Scribner, (2011.) dj First US printing. 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. Very near fine in a like dustjacket. ISBN: 9781451635485
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Book number: 56369
USD 21.00 [Appr.: EURO 19 | £UK 16.25 | JP¥ 2315]
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ALLEN, EDWARD
MUSTANG SALLY
New York: Norton, 1992. First printing. Author's second novel - a story of sx, gambling and higher education. F/NF.
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Book number: 5891
USD 13.75 [Appr.: EURO 12.5 | £UK 10.75 | JP¥ 1516]

 AMIDON, STEPHEN., THE NEW CITY:  A Novel.
AMIDON, STEPHEN.
THE NEW CITY: A Novel.
New York: Doubleday, 2000. Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. ) 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. Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.
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Book number: 19876
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 AMIDON, STEPHEN., THE NEW CITY:  A Novel.
AMIDON, STEPHEN.
THE NEW CITY: A Novel.
New York: Doubleday, (2000) dj First printing. 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. Fine in fine dust jacket.
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Book number: 60616
USD 22.50 [Appr.: EURO 20.25 | £UK 17.25 | JP¥ 2480]
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