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Heyday

By: Andersen, Kurt

Price: $22.50

Publisher: New York, Random House: 2007

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 21713


Signed and dated by Andersen on the title page. Set in the mid 19th century, the story of a young Englishman infatuated with all things American, especially the part-time actress/part-time prostitute whom he meets on his first passage to New York. ; Signed by Author View more info

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Hunger's Brides: A Novel of the Baroque

By: Anderson, Paul

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Carroll & Graf: 2005

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5086


Signed by Anderson on the title page. This immense first novel, which took the author 12 years to write, revolves around Mexican nun and poet Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz (1648-95), a leading Baroque literary and religious figure and strong advocate of women's rights.; 1358 pages; Signed by Author View more info

According to Queeney

By: Bainbridge, Beryl

Price: $17.50

Publisher: London, Little, Brown & Company: 2001

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 17894


In this novel, Bainbridge examines the life of scholar-lexicographer Dr. Samuel Johnson, and the strange relationship he built in his later years with wealthy Southwark brewer Henry Thrale and his vivacious but moody wife, Hester. View more info

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The Voyage of the Narwhal

By: Barrett, Andrea

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Company: 1998

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1205


Signed by Barrett. An Advance Reading Copy in pictorial wrappers. A voyage in search of the lost explorer Sir John Franklin runs aground due to its young commander's egotism in this fictional memoir.; Signed by Author View more info

The Catastrophist

By: Bennett, Ronan

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1997

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 11357


An Uncorrected Proof in white wrappers with black tape binding. A novel set in the Belgian Congo just before independence, with the rise and fall of Patrice Lumumba as backdrop. The author's first novel to be published in the U.S., and shortlisted for the Whitbread Award. Len Deighton broke his "fifty year rule" to blurb this book. View more info

Her Infinite Variety

By: Berkman, Pamela Rafael

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 2001

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 17946


Signed by Berkman on the title page. The author debuts with ten stories about episodes in Shakespeare’s life or characters in his plays. A paperback original.; Signed by Author View more info

At the Full and Change of the Moon

By: Brand, Dionne

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, Alfred A. Knopf Canada: 1999

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 19605


A novel that focuses on an 1824 slave revolt in Trinidad. By the author of In Another Place, Not Here. View more info

Wabash

By: Butler, Robert Olen

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1987

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 783


Remainder marked. Signed by Butler. In 1932 Wabash, Illinois, Deborah and Jeremy Cole, estranged since the death of their daughter, try to work out their grief through involvement in family concerns and the labor movement. ; Remainder; Signed by Author View more info

Falling Angels (Includes Advance Reading Copy)

By: Chevalier, Tracy

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Dutton: 2001

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15774


Signed by Chevalier on the title page. A spot of rubbing to the front panel, else fine. The story of two girls from different backgrounds who might never have met and become friends had their families not visited adjoining gravesites in 1901 London. An Advance Reading Copy (not signed) in illustrated wrappers is included.; Signed by Author View more info

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Quarantine

By: Crace, Jim

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1998

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 11274


An Uncorrected Proof in blue wrappers with publisher's letter laid in. A small abrasion and a crease to the front cover. The author's retelling of Christ's forty-day fast in the desert. Winner of the Whitbread Award. View more info

After Havana

By: Fleming, Charles

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Minotaur Books: 2004

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4721


Signed by Fleming on the title page. Havana, with the Batista regime crumbling, is the setting for Fleming's novel about love among the ruins. ; Signed by Author View more info

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Sarah Canary (Includes Signed Advance Reading Copy)

By: Fowler, Karen Joy

Price: $23.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Company: 1992

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1635


Signed by Fowler on the title page. The author's debut recounts the 19-century adventures of a mysterious wild woman--and of the Chinese railway worker, insane-asylum escapee, suffragette, and exhibiter of circus freaks who pursue her through the Washington Territory. A signed Advance Reading Copy in illustrated wrappers is included.; Signed by Author View more info

One of Us

By: Freeman, David

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Carroll & Graf: 1997

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1526


Signed by Freeman on the title page. A novel of colonial decay, set in Egypt before and during WWII. ; Signed by Author View more info

Flying to Nowhere

By: Fuller, John

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, George Braziller: 1984

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 19995


During the Middle Ages, an emissary of the Bishop is sent to a lonely Welsh island to investigate the disappearance of pilgrims who have come to visit its sacred well. Winner of the 1983 Whitbread Prize. View more info

Sea of Poppies

By: Ghosh, Amitav

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 2008

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 21454


Signed by Ghosh on the title page. A nick to the head of the spine. An historical novel set in 1838, when the opium trade between British-ruled India and China was in full swing. ; Signed by Author View more info

Henry James' Midnight Song

By: Hill, Carol De Chellis

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Poseidon Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 19727


An Uncorrected Proof in yellow wrappers. When a bloody body disappears from Dr. Freud's study, Inspector Maurice Le Blanc must cope with Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Henry James, Edith Wharton, and others. View more info

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If the South Had Won the Civil War

By: Kantor, Mackinlay

Price: $17.00

Publisher: New York, Forge Books: 2001

Seller ID: 22360


An Uncorrected Proof in gray printed wrappers. A stain to the back cover. Originally published in the early 1960s, this reissue has an introduction from Harry Turtledove. ; 128 pages View more info

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Chango's Beads and Two-Tone Shoes

By: Kennedy, William

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Viking: 2011

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 21232


Signed by Kennedy on the title page. Softening to the tail of the spine. Set against the backdrop of Castro's overthrow of Batista and the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, a young reporter visits Havana in 1957 in search of a story.; Signed by Author View more info

Longing

By: Landis, J. D.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt: 2000

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 18885


This historical novel chronicles the life and times of composer Robert Schumann and his wife, Clara Wieck, the most celebrated female musician of her day. View more info

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Caribbean

By: Michener, James A.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Secker & Warburg: 1989

Edition: First British Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 20914


In an export issue dust jacket, with no price on the flap for the Canadian market. A semi-historical tale of slavery, dictatorships, politics, and economics leading up to modern Caribbean life. View more info