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East Is East: A Novel, Boyle, T. C.
1 Boyle, T. C. East Is East: A Novel
New York Viking Press 1990 0670832200 / 9780670832200 First Printing Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
First Printing (1-10) From the Donald Olson collection of modern firsts. A fine copy in a near fine and unclipped dustjacket. Light age toning only--no visible flaws--unmarked and clean interior and exterior copy. The dustjacket has only the lightest of rubbing to the rear panel or else would also be fine. A nice collectable copy. A well received novel about a Samurai warrior who lands on Tupelo Island off the coast of Georgia--very creative and humorous. Protected in a Brodart jacket cover and will be shipped Priority mail at media mail pricing. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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Atlantic High: A Celebration, Buckley, William F.
2 Buckley, William F. Atlantic High: A Celebration
Norwalk Connecticut Easton Press 1987 First Limited Edition Leather Fine No Jacket 
Fine in Leather. Easton Press limited edition. Dark blue/black boards--gilt decorations to front board and spine. Raised bands on spine, gilted page ends all around, silk placemarker and silk moire endpapers and pastedowns. All of the best trimmings Easton is known for. An issue of the Leather bound Nautical Library. This copy is signed by Buckley on the front free endpaper--from a recent Bonhams and Butterfields auction. A journal diary of a sailing expedition across the Atlantic--a wonderful read. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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Nova Express, Burroughs, William S.
3 Burroughs, William S. Nova Express
New York Grove Press 1964 First Printing Cloth Near Fine Near Fine 
First Printing. From a recent Bonhams and Butterfields auction with the auction tag still laid in. A near fine copy in an unclipped and near fine dustjacket. Light age toning only--some edgewear to the fore edge but not much. Otherwise a clean interior, tight and square copy. The dustjacket is complete with only a little rubbing and a tiny bit of edgewear to the extremities--(head and heel of the spine and the tips)--a beautiful collectible copy of a rare first printing. 
Price: 145.00 USD
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Galatea (1st Printing), Cain, James M.
4 Cain, James M. Galatea (1st Printing)
New York Knopf 1953 First Edition Cloth Near Fine Very Good 
From the recently auctioned collection of Donald S. Olson. A near fine copy in a very good and unclipped dustjacket. Light overall uniform age toning with some dustiness to the page edges, a couple of words in ink to the rear endpaper. Overall a nice tight copy. The dustjacket is unclipped with minor edgewear to the extremities and some rubbing to the back panel. A nice collectable copy. Cain mostly dealt in Hollywood screenplays, where his relationship with the studios turned out hit after hit. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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The Wapshot Chronicle, Cheever, John
5 Cheever, John The Wapshot Chronicle
New York Harper & Brothers 1957 First Printing Cloth Near Fine Near Fine 
First Printing 1957. From the Donald S. Olson collection. A near fine copy in an unclipped ($3.50) and near fine dustjacket. From a recent Bonhams and Butterfields auction with the auction tag still laid in. A handsome copy with clean boards and interior--a little dustiness to the page edges--but sturdy and tight--green cloth boards over black cloth spine with gilt and red lettering. The dustjacket is unclipped and lightly rubbed--with a couple of very small 1/4" closed end tears. A very collectible copy. Protected in a Brodart jacket cover and will be shipped Priority mail at media mail pricing. 
Price: 110.00 USD
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Debt Of Honor (Signed First Printing), Clancy, Tom
6 Clancy, Tom Debt Of Honor (Signed First Printing)
New York Putnam 1995 0399139540 / 9780399139543 First Hardcover Very Fine Fine 
First Printing (1-10). An awesome first print signed copy in very fine condition in a fine unclipped dustjacket that shows only very minor rubbing to rear. This copy is tight, square, and clean throughout. No spine give, no markings--it looks as if it just came off of the shelf at the bookstore. Another Jack Ryan book involving the US Government, The CIA and the uniting of old enemies. A very collectable signed copy. 
Price: 79.00 USD
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Patriot Games (First State-First Printing--Signed), Clancy, Tom
7 Clancy, Tom Patriot Games (First State-First Printing--Signed)
New York Putnam Publishing Group 1987 0399132414 / 9780399132414 First Edition Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
First Edition--First Printing--with the repeated line sequence on pp 227-228. From a recent auction of modern first editions--with the auction tag tipped into the book. A fine copy in a near fine and unclipped dustjacket--with just a hint of rubbing to the front panel. A clean unread copy--absolutely no marks on the interior. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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Every Man a Tiger (Signed By Author), Clancy, Tom; Horner, Chuck
8 Clancy, Tom; Horner, Chuck Every Man a Tiger (Signed By Author)
E Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.A. Putnam Pub Group 1999 0399144935 / 9780399144936 QUARTER CLOTH As New Fine 
First Edition/First Printing 1999. A splendid unread copy in a fine dustjacket that is protected in a glassine jacket. First printing signed by author on title page. A thorough military analysis of the strategic plans used during the Gulf War and Desert Storm--told with the alliance of Ret. General Chuck Horner in specific detail. A very collectable copy. Shipped with care in bubble wrap. 
Price: 48.00 USD
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A Talent For Loving, Condon, Richard
9 Condon, Richard A Talent For Loving
New York McGraw Hill 1961 First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
First Printing. From the Donald S. Olson collection and a recent Bonhams and Butterfields auction with the auction tag still laid in. A near fine copy--clean and unmarked--solid and square. The dustjacket is not price clipped and shows a little rubbing overall--but no chips or tears. A very collectable copy from the author of "The Manchurian Candidate". Protected in Brodart jacket cover and will be shipped Priority mail at media mail prices. 
Price: 68.00 USD
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Prizzi's Honor, Condon, Richard
10 Condon, Richard Prizzi's Honor
New York Coward McCann 1982 0698111435 / 9780698111431 First Printing Hardcover Fine Fine 
First Printing. A fine copy in a fine and unclipped dustjacket. From the Donald Olsen collection of Modern firsts. A very collectable copy from the author of "The Manchurian Candidate"--all Condon books available in first printings. Shipped priority for media mail price. Protected in BrodArt jacket cover. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The Ecstasy Business, Condon, Richard
11 Condon, Richard The Ecstasy Business
New York The Dial Press 1967 First Printing Cloth Fine Very Good 
First Printing 1967. From the Donald S. Olson collection. A fine copy in a very good and unclipped dustjacket. From a recent Bonhams and Butterfields auction with the auction tag still laid in. Black cloth with gilt lettering to the spine--clean and solid interior and cloth exterior. The dustjacket is unclipped and shows some rubbing from shelfwear--but no clippings or tears. A very collectable copy--protected in Brodart and will be shipped Priority mail for media mail prices. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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The Manchurian Candidate (Signed 1st Printing), Condon, Richard
12 Condon, Richard The Manchurian Candidate (Signed 1st Printing)
New York McGraw-Hill 1959 First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
First Printing 1959. From the Donald Olsen collection of Modern Firsts. A near fine copy in an unclipped and very good dustjacket. Minor edgewear and age toning to the page edges only or would be fine. The dustjacket is very good with edgewear and chipping to the head and heel of the spine. The dustjacket at the spine is missing about a 1/2" of the paper up from the heel and there is another tiny bit of paper missing at the bottom of the "N" and "D" in the word "candidate" on the front panel--which really is not that noticeable. Otherwise a nice tight sturdy copy with no spine issues or looseness. Original owner's name in ink to the front endpaper-- at the upper corner and quite small. A nice collectable copy. 
Price: 295.00 USD
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The Oldest Confession, Condon, Richard
13 Condon, Richard The Oldest Confession
New York Appleton Century Crofts 1958 First Printing Cloth Fine Near Fine 
First Printing. From the Donald S. Olsen collection of modern firsts. A superior copy of Condon's first novel in fine condition and in a near fine--bright dustjacket. Only the mildest of age toning to the page edges. The dustjacket is price clipped and has only very mild edgewear--no chipping, no fading--a very bright dustjacket. This is the nicest copy we have seen. "The oldest confession is one of Need, Half the need love, The other half Greed". Condon went on to write "The Manchurian Candidate" and many others. Story concerns art forgery in Spain, with an entourage of remarkable characters--from bullfighters to a Duchess. Condon displays in his first novel his ability to mix humor with hair raising drama. 
Price: 160.00 USD
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Beach Music (Signed 1st Printing), Conroy, Pat
14 Conroy, Pat Beach Music (Signed 1st Printing)
New York Doubleday 1995 0385412041 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
First Printing. A handsome near fine copy in an unclipped and near fine dustjacket. Signed by the author on the title page and dated 8/95. A tight copy with mild age toning only to the page edges or would be fine. Dustjacket has just the slightest of shallow edgewear with no paper loss--a very collectible copy--protected in a plastic jacket cover. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Flight of The Intruder, Coonts, Stephen
15 Coonts, Stephen Flight of The Intruder
Annapolis, Maryland Naval Institute Press 1986 0870212001 / 9780870212000 First Printing Hardcover Fine Fine 
First Printing. A fine copy in a fine and unclipped dustjacket. This copy is signed by the author on the title page--signature only. An unread mint copy. The dustjacket has one little 1/2" long wrinkle to the very bottom of the rear panel--almost not enough to mention as it is barely noticeable. A great collectable copy of the author's first book--scarce in this condition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Flight Of The Intruder, Coonts, Stephen
16 Coonts, Stephen Flight Of The Intruder
Annapolis Maryland Naval Institute Press 1986 0870212001 / 9780870212000 First Printing Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
First Printing. From the Donald S. Olson collection of modern firsts. A Handsome fine copy in a near fine and unclipped dustjacket.--one small 1/2" wrinkle to the rear panel that is hardly noticeable--or else would also be fine. the author's first book and very collectable. Protected in a Durafold jacket protector and shipped Priority Mail at Media Mail pricing. The author's first book and enormously popular. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Flight Of The Intruder, Coonts, Stephen
17 Coonts, Stephen Flight Of The Intruder
Annapolis Maryland Naval Institute Press 1986 0870212001 / 9780870212000 First Printing Hardcover Fine Fine 
First Printing. From the Donald S. Olson collection and a recent auction of Bonhams and Butterfields with the auction card tipped in. Fine in a just about fine dustjacket--unclipped and unread. The author's first book and signed by him on the title page. Very collectable condition protected by durafold liner and shipped Priority Mail at Media Mail pricing. The dustjacket has just a hint of rubbing from where the cloth and board meet. 
Price: 120.00 USD
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Flight of The Intruder (1st Printing), Coonts, Stephen
18 Coonts, Stephen Flight of The Intruder (1st Printing)
Annapolis Maryland Naval Institute Press 1986 0870212001 / 9780870212000 First Printing Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
First Printing. From the collection of Donald S. Olson. A fine copy in a near fine and unclipped dustjacket. Unmarked interior and exterior. Appears unread. Dustjacket has just mild rubbing where the cloth and board meet--or else would also be fine. Altogether a superb collectable copy. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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Robe of Honour, Cordell, Alexander
19 Cordell, Alexander Robe of Honour
New York Doubleday 1960 First Cloth Fine Near Fine 
First Printing. A fine copy in an unclipped and near fine dustjacket. Light age toning overall with very minor rubbing to the dustjacket. A very collectable copy by the author of "The Rape of The Fair Country". From the Donald Olsen collection of Modern Firsts. Shipped Priority for Media Mail prices. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Kramer versus Kramer, Corman, Avery
20 Corman, Avery Kramer versus Kramer
New York Random House 1977 039441053X / 9780394410531 First Printing Hardcover Fine Very Good 
First Printing. From the recently auctioned collection of Donald S. Olson. A fine copy in an unclipped and very good plus dustjacket. Basis for a well known movie starring Dustin Hoffman. Light uniform overall age toning and some very light dustiness to the page edges--otherwise fine. The dustjacket is unclipped and has a splash of rubbing to the bottom of the spine and one small spot on the bottom rear panel where the ISBN number is--otherwise a collectable copy. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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