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Twilight For The Gods (First Printing)

By: Gann, Ernest K.

Price: $115.00

Publisher: New York, William Sloane & Associates: 1956

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: cfe13197

Condition: Fine


First Printing. From the recently auctioned collection of Donald S. Olson. A fine copy in a fine and unclipped dustjacket. Tight and clean interior--a lovely copy. Yellow top stain as new. A little age toning to the back of the dustjacket only. Very collectable. A story set on a passenger steamer in 1927 on the way to Mexico--intense character study. Protected in a Brodart jacket cover. From the author of "The High And The Mighty". View more info

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The End Of The Affair (First Printing)

By: Gann, Ernest K.

Price: $115.00

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1951

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: cfe13195

Condition: Near Fine


First American Printing. From the recently auctioned collection of Donald S. Olson. A near fine copy in green cloth boards in an unclipped ($3.00) and very good dustjacket. A tight and clean copy with a little dustiness to the page edges and light uniform overall age toning. The dustjacket is complete with moderate edgewear--mostly to the head and heel of the spine and one small chip at the bottom of the front panel where it meets the spine--still a very good copy in qui... View more info

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The Deliverance (First Print Copy)

By: Glasgow Ellen

Price: $550.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday Page & Co: 1904

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe12349

Condition: Fine


First Edition/First Printing 1904. A very handsome first print copy in very fine condition. Other than the original owner's name written in pencil on the front free endpaper and one lightly bumped corner--there are no other flaws. From a recent Bonham's and Butterfield's auction of early 19th Century fiction--this copy is just about "as new" even though it is over 100 years old. Square, tight, and clean throughout. Absolutely no spots or discoloration to red cloth boards... View more info

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The Voice of The People (Rare First Print)

By: Glasgow, Ellen

Price: $650.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday Page & Co.: 1900

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe12346


First Edition/First State. 1900. A spectacular and fine copy with only the lightest of age toning to top page block. Deep green title and decorations to front board and spine. Gold cloth with pictorial depiction of acorns and vine--see digital photo. Interior has absolutely no markings except for original owners name in ink stamp (name only) to front pastedown and endpaper. No spine give--square, clean and tight. A very collectable book in remarkable condition from the P... View more info

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A Time Of Predators (Signed & Inscribed)

By: Gores, Joe

Price: $290.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1969

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe12354

Condition: Very Good


First Edition/First Printing 1969--A stunning first print copy in near fine condition in an unclipped ($4.95) and near fine dustjacket. This copy is inscribed "To-------, The first one, I wrote it because Lee Wright of Random House said if I did--she would publish it! I did and she did." "Best Regards---Joe Gores". This copy has one lightly bumped corner and very mild age toning only--near fine. The dustjacket is unclipped with very light rubbing only--no chips or tears-... View more info

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Interface

By: Gores, Joe (Signed & Inscribed)

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, M. Evans & Co.: 1974

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe12422

Condition: Fine


First Printing 1974. A handsome copy in fine condition in a near fine unclipped ($5.95) dustjacket. This copy is signed and inscribed "This is the one that I've felt always worked the best" "Warmest Regards, October 85"--by the author. There is one minute little stain to the red top edge only. The dustjacket has minor edgewear and a couple chips at the tail of the spine as well as very slight rubbing where the cloth and boards meet--only slight. A beautiful collectable c... View more info

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The House on Coliseum Street (Signed First Print)

By: Grau, Shirley Ann

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1961

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe12496

Condition: Fine


condition copy. This copy is signed by Grau on the title page. The dustjacket is bright and clean with only one very small closed end tear which has been expertly closed. Protected in a mylar jacket cover. From a recent Bonham's and Butterfield's auction of modern firsts. A very collectable copy. Beautifully decorated cloth boards and spine with gilt and green lettering. View more info

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The Book Of Ruth (Signed)

By: Hamilton, Jane

Price: $195.00

Publisher: New York, Ticknor & Fields: 1988

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: cfe12890

ISBN: 0899197442

Condition: Fine


First Printing. From the collection of Donald S. Olson. A fine copy in a very good and unclipped dustjacket. Signed by the author on the title page without inscription. The author's first book and critically acclaimed. Only light age toning to the dustjacket--rubbing to the rear panel (faint srcatches)----or else also would be fine. A nice copy. View more info

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The Book Of Ruth (Signed 1st Printing)

By: Hamilton, Jane

Price: $215.00

Publisher: New York, Tichnor & Fields: 1988

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: cfe12891

ISBN: 0899197442

Condition: Fine


First Printing. A collectable near fine copy in a very good unclipped dustjacket. Light age toning to the lower cloth spine--otherwise would be fine. Signed by the author--signature only--to the title page. Dustjacket has light rubbing to the rear panel--light edgewear to one small area of the front panel and one very small closed end tear (at the flap) that has been expertly repaired--so much so that it is almost unnoticeable to the exterior of the jacket. Overall a han... View more info

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A Map Of The World (Signed 1st Printing)

By: Hamilton, Jane

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday: 1994

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: cfe13212

ISBN: 0385473109

Condition: Fine


From the recently auctioned collection of Donald S. Olson, with the auction tag laid in. A superb and fine copy in fine condition--in an unclipped and fine dustjacket. This copy is signed by the author without inscription on the title page. Hamilton's second novel after "The Book Of Ruth"--and warmly received. Protected in a Brodart jacket cover and will be shipped Priority mail at media mail pricing. View more info

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Good As Gold (Signed First Print)

By: Heller, Joseph

Price: $140.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1979

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe12341

ISBN: 0671229230


First Edition/First Printing 1979. An absolutely splendid copy in fine condition in an unclipped and very fine dustjacket. This copy of "Good As Gold" is as good as new. Signed by Heller on the title page just above his name in blue ink. A very splendid copy in very collectable condition with only the Simon & Schuster colophon trademark to the bottom page block--otherwise this is perfect. Protected in Brod Art jacket cover. View more info

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Something Happened (Signed First Print)

By: Heller, Joseph

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Westminster, Maryland, Random House: 1974

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe12374

ISBN: 0394465687


First Edition/First Printing 1974. A stunning first print copy in fine condition and in an unclipped and fine dustjacket. This copy is signed on a custom bookplate on the front free endpaper by Heller, Mildest of age toning only. A splendid copy in black cloth with red page stain to top edge. Very collectable condition. View more info

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Peer Gynt (Limited Editions Club)

By: Ibsen, Henrik

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Oslo, Norway, Limited Editions Club: 1955

Edition: First Limited Edition

Seller ID: cfe12668

Condition: Fine


Limited Editions Club. This is copy #426 of only 1,500 produced. A stunning fine copy in a near fine matching slipcase with only light rubbing and edgewear. Camel colored cloth spine with front and rear decorated boards of a green forest motif--a stunning pattern--digital pics available upon request. Obtained at a recent Bonham's and Butterfield's auction of LEC material. Top stained in a matching camel color--beautifully unfaded. Signed and numbered by the illustrator i... View more info

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Ramona (Limited Editions Club)

By: Jackson, Helen Hunt

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Limited Editions Club: 1959

Edition: First Limited Edition

Seller ID: cfe12666

Condition: Fine


Limited Editions Club. Fine in a fine slipcase. Copy #1116 of 1500. Beautifully made with multi-colored fabric--interwoven to look like Indian beads--coinciding with the American Indian story and themes. Signed by the illustrator on a special limitations page at the end--as is typical of all LEC publications. This copy is absolutely flawless. Paper label is untouched and unfaded. Very collectable copy. View more info

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Life Among The Savages

By: Jackson, Shirley

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Young: 1953

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe12539

Condition: Very Good


First Printing 1953. A handsome collectable copy in near fine condition in an unclipped ($3.00) and very good dustjacket. Mild age toning to book edges and paper edges--very mild only. Uncut paper edges. Dustjacket is darkened at spine and back panel with chipping to the head of the spine and edgewear. A couple of small closed end tears--however the front pictorial dustjacket is bright and clear. Jackson also wrote "The Lottery" and is a gifted author of the mid 20th Cen... View more info

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The Skull Beneath The Skin

By: James, P. D.

Price: $115.00

Publisher: Old Tappan New Jersey, Scribner's: 1982

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe12257

ISBN: 0684177730

Condition: Fine


First Edition/First Printing-Complete number line 1982. A handsome fine copy in an unclipped and fine dustjacket. This copy is signed on the title page by P.D. James. Classic crime fiction with Cornelia Gray. From the author of "Innocent Blood" and many other great crime fiction novels. A very collectable copy. View more info

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Some Came Running (Signed First Print)

By: Jones, James

Price: $170.00

Publisher: New York, Scribner's: 1957

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe12353


First Edition/First Printing 1957. A handsome and near fine copy in a very good dustjacket. This copy is flatsigned by the author on the title page. The author's second book after "From Here To Eternity"--which was perhaps the finest WWII novel written. This copy has light age toning with one lightly bumped corner only--near fine. The dustjacket is price clipped with a few chips to the upper part at head of spine and flap corners--however the DJ overall is bright and att... View more info

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The Brave Bulls (Signed First Printing)

By: Lea, Tom

Price: $295.00

Publisher: Boston, Little Brown & Co.: 1949

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe12734

Condition: Fine


First Printing 1949. From the recently auctioned collection of M. B. Goldstone--with the auction tag tipped in. A superb fine copy in a good- very good unclipped dustjacket. This copy is distinctively signed & inscribed to collector and well known Steinbeck bibliographer Goldstone by Lea on the half title page and features his dynamic illustrations throughout the book--including the pastedowns and endpapers. This is a near flawless copy--- in gift quality condition. The ... View more info

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The Wonderful Country (Signed 1st Printing)

By: Lea, Tom

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown: 1952

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: cfe12798

Condition: Fine


First Printing. A handsome and fine copy in an unclipped ($3.75) and near fine dustjacket. Signed by Lea on the half title page. A near flawless copy artistically illustrated by Lea. Pictorial pastedowns and endpapers--Pictorial boards matching the pastedowns. Lea is the author of "The Brave Bulls" and his books are among the finest of Texas fiction in the last 75 years. The dustjacket is faded to the spine but remarkably without chips or tears. A very collectible copy.... View more info

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The Brave Bulls (Signed First Printing)

By: Lea, Tom

Price: $170.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown & Co.: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: cfe13152

Condition: Near Fine


First Edition. Second printing. From the recently auctioned collection of Adrian and M. B. Goldstone (Steinbeck official bibliographers)--with the auction tag tipped in. A handsome near fine second print copy in an unclipped and very good second issue dustjacket. Mild overall age toning with some light soiling to the top edge and a tiny bit of edgewear to the extremities. Published the same year as the first printing--missing the colorful title page which is on every fir... View more info