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Zorro (First Print Copy)

By: Allende, Isabel

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Scranton, Pennsylvania, HarperCollins: 2005

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe10915


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. View more info

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March (Signed Pulitzer Prize)

By: Brooks, Geraldine

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 2005

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe10952


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 W... View more info

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Metropolis (First Printing)

By: Gaffney, Elizabeth

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Westminster, Maryland, Random House: 2005

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe10979


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. View more info

The Widow of the South (First Printing)

By: Hicks, Robert

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts, Warner Books: 2005

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe10930


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. View more info

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Caribbean (Signed 1st Printing)

By: James A. Michener

Price: $125.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Random House: 1989

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: cfe14243


From an auction of modern first editions which included an Auction Lot of James Michener signed 1st editions---and with the auction tag laid into the book--a fine copy in a fine unclipped dustjacket. This copy is signed by Michener on the title page without inscriptions--a superb collectible copy. Clean and tight--- without any evidence of previous ownership. As New--flawless condition. Protected in an archival dustjacket cover. Mapped endpapers and paste downs--front an... View more info

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Selected Writings of James A. Michener (Signed by Michener)

By: James Michener

Price: $150.00

Publisher: USA, Modern Library (Random House): 1957

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: cfe15905


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... View more info

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Caravans (Signed 1st Printing)

By: James Michener

Price: $150.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Random House: 1963

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: cfe14052


From an auction of modern first editions with the auction tag placed inside the book--a near fine copy in a near fine unclipped dust jacket. This copy is signed by the author on the half title page without inscriptions. A tight and unmarked copy with no evidence of previous ownership. Some light toning to the page edges--otherwise fine. The dust jacket is complete and unclipped with no tears or chips-one very small wrinkle to the rear bottom panel--and some light toning ... View more info

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Iberia (Signed 1st Printing)

By: James Michener

Price: $100.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Random House: 1968

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: cfe15405


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 half-heartedly--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 hist... View more info

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Mexico (Signed 1st Printing)

By: James Michener

Price: $95.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Random House: 1992

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: cfe15874


A superb fine copy in an unclipped and near fine dustjacket. This copy is signed by Michener on the title page--signature only without inscription. A tight and clean copy in unread unopened condition in an unclipped dustjacket that has only a slight wrinkle to the rear lower panel over the bar code--otherwise would also be fine. View more info

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Zeke and Ned: A Novel (Signed by McMurtry)

By: McMurtry, Larry

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Riverside, New Jersey, Simon & Schuster: 1997

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe10940


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. View more info

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Buffalo Girls (Signed First Print)

By: McMurtry, Larry

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Riverside New Jersey, Simon & Schuster: 1990

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe11127


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 historic... View more info

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Some Can Whistle (Rare Full Signature)

By: McMurtry, Larry

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Riverside, New Jersey, Simon & Schuster: 1989

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe11189


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 ... View more info

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The Wandering Hill: A Novel (Signed)

By: McMurtry, Larry

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Riverside, New Jersey, Simon & Schuster: 2003

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe12008


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. View more info

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Sin Killer: A Novel (Signed)

By: McMurtry, Larry

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Riverside, New Jersey, Simon & Schuster: 2002

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe12006


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 View more info

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The Wandering Hill (Signed First Print)

By: McMurtry, Larry

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Riverside, New Jersey, Simon & Schuster: 2003

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe12017


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 ... View more info

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Texasville (Signed First Print)

By: McMurtry, Larry

Price: $90.00

Publisher: Riverside New Jersey, Simon & Schuster: 1987

Seller ID: cfe12392


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. View more info

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Anything For Billy (Signed First Printing)

By: McMurtry. Larry

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Riverside, New Jersey, Simon & Schuster: 1991

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe10937


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". Collec... View more info

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Poland: A Novel (Signed)

By: Michener, James A.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1983

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: cfe14241


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 mai... View more info

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The Enchantress of Florence (Signed First Print)

By: Rushdie, Salman

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Random House: 2008

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe11150


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. View more info

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The Enchantress of Florence (Signed First Random House Print)

By: Rushdie, Salman

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Random House: 2008

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe11161


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". View more info