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Modern Fiction Firsts

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1 Abish, Walter Eclipse Fever
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1993 0679418679 / 9780679418672 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
A review copy with publisher's slip laid in. A slight wrinkle to the front panel. Preston Hollier, a wealthy American developer, has traduced two young rising-star Mexican intellectuals into doing his bidding under the guise of undertaking restoration and conservation of the Mayan pyramids and antiquities. 
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2 Amidon, Stephen Thirst
New York Bloomsbury 1992 0747511446 / 9780747511441 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
A remainder mark to the bottom page edges. The author's second novel, a story involving business chicanery and Native Americans.; Remainder 
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3 Attenberg, Jami Suck on This
(n. P. ) N.D. First Edition; First Printing Stapled wraps Very Good+ Illustrated by Flake, Emily 
A letterpress printed selection of prose from the novel Instant Love. A tiny spot on the front cover, else fine. ; 12 pages 
Price: 25.00 USD
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4 Babcock, Richard Bow's Boy
New York Scribner 2002 0743227271 / 9780743227278 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Set in Laroque, WI, during the mid-1960s, Babcock's novel takes a close look at growing up in small-town America when the Vietnam War is just beginning to take its toll on the young. 
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5 Bacon, Charlotte There is Room for You
New York Farrar, Straus & Giroux 2004 0374281858 / 9780374281854 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
A trip to India reveals long-hidden secrets and helps a daughter reconcile with her difficult mother in this novel by the author of A Private State. 
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6 Bainbridge, Beryl A Weekend with Claude
New York George Braziller 1982 0807610313 / 9780807610312 First Revised Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket 
Light rubbing to the bottom edge of the boards. While spending the weekend in the country with friends, a woman tries to convince her new boyfriend that he is the father of her unborn child. Originally published in 1967, this edition has been essentially rewritten by the author. 
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7 Barker, Nicola Behindlings
New York Ecco 2002 0060185694 / 9780060185695 First American Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
The tale of the hero-worshipped Wesley, who is constantly trailed by a flock of adoring "behindlings." 
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The King, Barthelme, Donald
8 Barthelme, Donald The King
New York Harper & Row 1990 0060161957 / 9780060161958 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Moser, Barry Signed by Illustrator
Briefly inscribed by Moser. A crease to the top of the front flap. A 20th-century parable, in which Barthelme transposes King Arthur and his Round Table to 1940s England under Nazi bombardment. ; Signed by Illustrator 
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9 Barthelme, Frederick Tracer
New York Simon & Schuster 1985 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Very Good 
An Uncorrected Proof in the publisher's plain yellow wrappers. This novella introduces more of the writer's whacked-out middle-aged couples, divorced and sleeping with the wrong people (i.e., marital relatives). 
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10 Barthelme, Frederick Two Against One
New York Weidenfeld & Nicholson 1988 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Very Good 
An Uncorrected Proof in plain blue wrappers with publisher's slip laid in. A small ink notation to the spine. Appearing unexpectedly on Edward's fortieth birthday, his estranged wife, Elise, triggers a series of events that will embroil them in a bizarre triangle and strain their marriage to the breaking point. 
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11 Bauer, Tricia Hollywood & Hardwood
Bridgehampton, NY Bridge Works Publishing Company 1999 188259326x / 9781882593262 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
A couple from working-class roots seeks to transcend their origins through careers in film and theater, struggling with career ambition and relationship problems along the way. 
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12 Bausch, Richard Rebel Powers (Includes Signed Advance Reading Copy)
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1993 0395595088 / 9780395595084 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Bausch on the title page. A decorated Air Force officer and former POW returns from Vietnam alive but faces a dishonorable discharge and a two-year prison term. A signed Advance Reading Copy is included. ; Signed by Author 
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13 Baxter, Charles Saul and Patsy
New York Pantheon Books 2003 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Near Fine Signed by Author
Signed by Baxter. An Advance Reading Copy in illustrated wrappers. A seemingly happy domestic scene is turned upside down by the obsessive attentions of a troubled sixteen-year-old boy. ; Signed by Author 
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14 Bell, Madison Smartt Save Me, Joe Louis
New York Harcourt Brace & Company 1993 0151794324 / 9780151794324 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
In his seventh novel, Bell continues his exploration of the sociological factors that drive aberrant behavior. 
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15 Benedict, Helen The Sailor's Wife
Cambridge Zoland Books 2000 1581950241 / 9781581950243 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Fine dust jacket 
A promotional copy, with the publisher's stamp on the title and dedication pages. Naive and romantic, Miami-born Joyce Perlman elopes with Greek sailor Nikos in 1973 only to face the harsh, unromantic realities of life on a primitive Mediterranean island. 
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16 Berne, Suzanne A Perfect Arrangement (Includes a Signed Uncorrected Proof)
Chapel Hill, NC Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2001 1565122615 / 9781565122611 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
The stress in a modern-day marriage of opposites is exacerbated by the arrival of a seemingly perfect nanny in this second novel by the author of A Crime in the Neighborhood. A signed Uncorrected Proof is included. 
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17 Berriault, Gina The Son
New York New American Library 1966 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Moderate rubbing and edgewear to the price-clipped dust jacket. A novel about a mother's incestuous relationship with her son. 
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18 Bloom, William Getting There
New York Grove Press 1973 0394492943 / 9780394492940 First American Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
A novel about a businessman trying to exploit the 70's counterculture. 
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19 Blunden, Godfrey A Room on the Route
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott Company 1947 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Soiling to the rear panel. Publisher's price of $3.00 on the front flap. A postwar novel set in the Soviet Union. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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Any Human Heart, Boyd, William
20 Boyd, William Any Human Heart
New York Alfred A. Knopf 2003 0375414932 / 9780375414930 First American Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
A novel which follows the life of writer and sometimes spy Logan Mountstuart over the course of much of the 20th century. The basis for the Masterpiece Classic series. 
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