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Zorro (First Print Copy), Allende, Isabel
1 Allende, Isabel Zorro (First Print Copy)
Scranton, Pennsylvania HarperCollins 2005 0060778970 / 9780060778972 First Hardcover Fine Fine 
First Printing (1-10) A superb and very fine copy in an unclipped and mylar protected very fine dustjacket--flawless from head to toe. From the highly acclaimed South American novelist and author of "House of Spirits"---comes this new novel of the saga of Zorro. The Los Angeles Times Book Review has called Allende "A Genius". A follower of the writing style introduced by Marquez and Rushdie "Magical Realism". A very collectable copy. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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March (Signed Pulitzer Prize), Brooks, Geraldine
2 Brooks, Geraldine March (Signed Pulitzer Prize)
New York Viking Press 2005 0670033359 / 9780670033355 First  Hardcover Very Fine Fine 
First Printing (1-10) A stunning first printing of a Pulitzer Prize winning novel--fine in a fine unclipped and mylar protected dustjacket. There is only the previous owner's name written neatly in ink on the front free endpaper--otherwise book and D/J are in flawless condition. The suprise winner of the Pulitzer Prize for literature in 2005---Brooks very inventive story of the perspective of the Civil War from the "Captain March" father character from Alcott's "Little Women". A deeply moving war story in collectable condition. The first few pages will have you hooked---where Chaplain March is trying to save a wounded soldier from enemy fire. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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Metropolis (First Printing), Gaffney, Elizabeth
3 Gaffney, Elizabeth Metropolis (First Printing)
Westminster, Maryland Random House 2005 1400061504 / 9781400061501 First Hardcover Very Fine Very Fine 
First Printing (1-10) A stunning first print copy in very fine condition in a very fine and unclipped dustjacket--mylar protected. A splendid work of fiction about the "Metropolis"---the city of New York after the Civil War--the turbulent years. The splendour and violence of America's greatest city in the years after the Civil War, as young immigrants climb out of the urban chaos and into the American Dream. A very collectable copy. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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4 Hicks, Robert The Widow of the South (First Printing)
Boston, Massachusetts Warner Books 2005 0446500127 / 9780446500128 First Hardcover Very Fine Very Fine 
First Printing (1-10) A splendid very fine copy in an unclipped and mylar protected very fine dustjacket. A historical novel concerning the battle for Franklin, Tennessee, a debut novel with an amazing story of a love lost and a woman's commitment to 1,900 soldiers buried in her back yard--and of a once wounded soldier who stole her heart and returns to ask if she has room for one more gravestone. A remarkable story and a terrific first novel in collectable condition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Buffalo Girls (Signed First Print), McMurtry, Larry
5 McMurtry, Larry Buffalo Girls (Signed First Print)
Riverside New Jersey Simon & Schuster 1990 067168518X / 9780671685188 First Hardcover Very Fine Very Fine 
First Printing 1990. A rare McMurtry signature on the title page. A very fine copy in an unclipped and mylar protected near fine dustjacket. Very minor rubbing on back of dustjacket only. Clean, straight and square copy. From the prolific Pulitzer Prize winning author of "Hud" (Horsemen Pass By), "Terms of Endearment" and "Lonesome Dove". McMurtry singles out Calamity Jane and argues that she was one of America's first "superstars" as folklore hero. An excellent historical novel written by one of America's best storytellers. Signed and collectable. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Sin Killer: A Novel (Signed), McMurtry, Larry
6 McMurtry, Larry Sin Killer: A Novel (Signed)
Riverside, New Jersey Simon & Schuster 2002 0743233026 / 9780743233026 First Hardcover 
First Edition/First Printing 1-10. A handsome fine copy in a fine unclipped dustjacket---signed by the author on the title page. From the author of "Lonesome Dove"--"Sin Killer" is the first installment of "The Berrybender Narratives" chronicling the adventures of a great English sporting family. McMurtry is the prolific author of not only period Western adventures but also great works of fiction like "Terms of Endearment" and "The Last Picture Show". Rare signed copy 
Price: 80.00 USD
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Some Can Whistle (Rare Full Signature), McMurtry, Larry
7 McMurtry, Larry Some Can Whistle (Rare Full Signature)
Riverside, New Jersey Simon & Schuster 1989 0671642677 / 9780671642679 First Hardcover Very Fine Fine 
First Edition/First Printing (1-10). A beautiful and very fine copy in a fine and unclipped dustjacket--this copy handsomely signed by McMurtry on the front endpaper and presented to Marvin Sloman. This copy is from the original collection of McMurtry friend David Grossblatt, and includes an enclosed magazine article from 1985 examining the book scouting relationship and friendship between McMurtry and Grossblatt--a Dallas collector. Very minor rubbing from shelfwear to D/J only--still crisp and clean as a brand new copy--very collectable with early complete McMurtry signature. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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Streets of Laredo (Signed First Printing), McMurtry, Larry
8 McMurtry, Larry Streets of Laredo (Signed First Printing)
Riverside, New Jersey Simon & Schuster 1993 0671792814 / 9780671792817 First Hardcover 
First Printing (1-10) A very handsome and unread copy in fine condition with an unclipped and only slightly spine faded fine dustjacket--first state--this copy with a rare McMurtry signature on the front free endpaper. The sequel to Lonesome Dove and third book in the Gus and Woodrow Call trilogy--a masterpiece of American historical fiction with two of the most memorable characters in American Literature. Protected in a Brodart jacket cover and graded conservatively by a picky McMurtry specialist. Tight, square and virtually never opened. Top two corners slightly bumped---else unblemished. Very collectable copy. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Texasville (Signed First Print), McMurtry, Larry
9 McMurtry, Larry Texasville (Signed First Print)
Riverside New Jersey Simon & Schuster 1987 0671625330 / 9780671625337 Hardcover 
First Printing 1987. A handsome copy in near fine condition in a very good dustjacket--unclipped. This copy is signed by McMurtry on the title page. There is a medium bump to the top corner and the normal S&S colophon ink print remainder to the text block--the dustjacket has minor rubbing and a small crease--a nice collectible copy. Dedicated to actress Cybil Shepherd. The sequel to "The Last Picture Show" which starred Shepherd. From a McMurtry specialist. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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The Wandering Hill (Signed First Print), McMurtry, Larry
10 McMurtry, Larry The Wandering Hill (Signed First Print)
Riverside, New Jersey Simon & Schuster 2003 0743233034 / 9780743233033 First Hardcover 
First Printing (1-10) A very handsome first print copy in fine condition in an unclipped and fine dustjacket--flatsigned by McMurtry on the half title page. A very rare signature---as the author does not like to sign books. Originally from a bookstore in East Texas and now from a McMurtry specialist. All signatures are guaranteed. This is Volume II of the Berrybender Saga---Volume I was "Sin Killer". An English aristocratic family settles in the plains of America in and around the four major plains rivers. Historical fiction at it's best with inclusion of characters from American folklore. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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The Wandering Hill: A Novel (Signed), McMurtry, Larry
11 McMurtry, Larry The Wandering Hill: A Novel (Signed)
Riverside, New Jersey Simon & Schuster 2003 0743233034 / 9780743233033 First Hardcover 
First Edition/First Printing 2003. Signed by McMurtry on the title page. An impressive and fine unread copy in a fine unclipped dustjacket. For any reader who loves the Western Genre, Mr. McMurtry is the cream of the crop. Author of "Lonesome Dove", his major award winning classic, "The Wandering Trail" is volume two of the "Berrybender Narratives" that is set in the adventurous West of 1830's America. Collectable condition. Protected in a BrodArt glassine jacket. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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Zeke and Ned: A Novel (Signed by McMurtry), McMurtry, Larry
12 McMurtry, Larry Zeke and Ned: A Novel (Signed by McMurtry)
Riverside, New Jersey Simon & Schuster 1997 0684811529 / 9780684811529 First Hardcover Fine Fine 
First Printing (1-10). A handsome and fine copy with only a couple of light scratches across the front decorative board--in an unclipped and fine dustjacket. "See-Through" dustjacket with decorative boards showing "Zeke and Ned". Tight, clean and square. The story of the last two Cherokee warriors. Flatsigned by McMurtry only. Historical fiction at it's absolute best. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Anything For Billy (Signed First Printing), McMurtry. Larry
13 McMurtry. Larry Anything For Billy (Signed First Printing)
Riverside, New Jersey Simon & Schuster 1991 0671642685 / 9780671642686 First Hardcover Fine Very Good 
First Printing (1-10). A splendid first print copy unread and very fine in a slightly rubbed unclipped dustjacket--otherwise would also be fine. D/J has minor rubbing from shelfwear where cloth and boards meet. Book still has the crispness of a brand new copy. Rare flatsigned signature by the author on the title page in his modern day "scrawl". From the Pulitzer prize winning author of "Lonesome Dove" and "Terms of Endearment". Billy is of course "Billy the Kid". Collectable condition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Iberia (Signed First Printing), Michener, James
14 Michener, James Iberia (Signed First Printing)
USA Random House 1968 First Printing Hardcover Fine Very Good 
A superb fine copy in a very good dustjacket. This copy is signed by Michener on the title page--signature only without any inscriptions. This is a first print copy with "First Printing" on the copyright page. A huge book--818 pages--Michener never did anything halfheartedly--was a prolific author who loved to travel the world and explore the regions he wrote about--mixing historical fact together with characters and fiction--he almost single handedly developed the historical novel genre in modern American literature. This copy of Iberia is tight and clean throughout with a tight binding and secure spine--something important with such a large book. The dustjacket is price clipped and shows edgewear to the extremities with two closed end tears. Dozens of photographs included in the book by Robert Vavra. Quite uncommon to find this title signed by Michener. 
Price: 195.00 USD
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Miracle In Seville (First Printing), Michener, James
15 Michener, James Miracle In Seville (First Printing)
Westminster, Maryland Random House 1995 0679418229 / 9780679418221 First Hardcover 
First Random House Printing (2-10). A stunning and very fine copy in an unclipped and fine dustjacket--protected in a BrodArt plastic jacket cover. 26 woodcut illustrations by former matador John Fulton highlight the beauty of this fine book. Michener returns to Spain, with this magical novel of Seville at Eastertide-- a season of splendid pageantry, thrilling bullfights, and deep piety--and, of course, miracles. An American journalist is on assignment to investigate a line of bulls, and a proud owner of the once famous line of bulls, who insists that faith has returned his bulls to honor despite the work of two antagonists--an arrogant matador named Gomez, and a Gypsy fortune teller. A very collectable work of fiction and a beautiful limited issue book. 
Price: 48.00 USD
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Selected Writings of James A. Michener (Signed by Michener), Michener, James
16 Michener, James Selected Writings of James A. Michener (Signed by Michener)
USA Modern Library (Random House) 1957 First Printing Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
A superb and fine copy in a price-clipped near fine dustjacket. This copy is signed by Michener, signature only, on the title page. A tight and clean totally unmarked copy in as new condition--the dustjacket is price clipped or would also be fine. Stories and articles of Michener included in this little book "Tales of the South Pacific" "Return to Paradise", "The Voice of Asia" and the complete text of "The Bridges of Toko-Ri". In the forward by Michener--he contemplates the publication of his first book, "Tales of the South Pacific" interestingly relating how neither he nor the publisher thought the book had much chance at success--where the cheapest quality paper and binding was used as well as the close-knit type set to save space and paper. Michener states that by chance one reviewer gave it special attention and the book subsequently won the Pulitzer Prize--even-though it did not meet many of the committee's rules to apply. Michener, astonishigly wrote that first book when he was already 40 years of age--which relates to us just how prolific a writer he was. This title is rare to find signed--a great addition to any Michener collector's bookcase. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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Poland: A Novel (Signed), Michener, James A.
17 Michener, James A. Poland: A Novel (Signed)
New York Random House 1983 0394531892 / 9780394531892 First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
From an auction of modern first editions and an offered lot of James Michener books--with the auction tag laid into the book--a near-fine copy in a near-fine and unclipped dustjacket--this copy is signed by Michener on the half title page without inscriptions--signature only. Some very light dustiness to the page edges and overall toning--the dustjacket is complete--with just a small amount of rubbing to the panels. Offered by a Michener specialist. Shipped Priority mail at media mail pricing. Protected in an acetate archival dustjacket protector. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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The Enchantress of Florence (Signed First Print), Rushdie, Salman
18 Rushdie, Salman The Enchantress of Florence (Signed First Print)
New York, New York Random House 2008 0375504338 / 9780375504334 First 
First Printing (1-10) A stunning very fine flatsigned copy in an unclipped and very fine dustjacket. Flawless new copy. Signed at Chaucer's bookstore in Santa Barbara, California---June 2008. Comes with a bookmark advertising the signing event. Rushdie's new novel for 2008. Collectable. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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The Enchantress of Florence (Signed First Random House Print), Rushdie, Salman
19 Rushdie, Salman The Enchantress of Florence (Signed First Random House Print)
New York, New York Random House 2008 0375504338 / 9780375504334 First Hardcover 
First Printing (1-10) Signed by the author. Very fine in a very fine unclipped and mylar protected dustjacket. Rushdie's new novel continuing on his East-West and Magical Realism themes. An Indian Princess and a blonde haired blue eyed Florentine in the near Middle Ages-Renaissance scenario. Collectable. Rushdie is a Booker Prize winning author and also a "Booker of Booker's" for "Midnight's Children". 
Price: 60.00 USD
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Arms of Nemesis - (Signed & Inscribed), Saylor, Steven
20 Saylor, Steven Arms of Nemesis - (Signed & Inscribed)
Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A. St Martins Pr 1992 0312081359 / 9780312081355 Hard Cover As New Fine Signed by Author
First Edition- First Impression. Signed and Inscribed by author on title page to writer/director Paul Bartel---"To Paul Bartel- Maybe Someday A Movie!". Bartel was the director of Eating Raoul", "Cannonball", "Death Race 2000" and many more. He also was an actor who worked in many movies including "Caddyshack II". A very handsome copy in fine condition with a matching flawless D/J now protected with Brod-Art covering. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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