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No Enemy but Winter, Allen, Richard
1 Allen, Richard No Enemy but Winter
NY Crown 1972 0517500574 / 9780517500576 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket sunned at spine and lightly scuffed. 
Author photo with sideburns on rear jacket panel. The author's first novel, about the clash of cultures between a Presbyterian minister and the Native Americans on a Montana reservation. Blue cloth binding. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 313 pages 
Price: 13.00 USD
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Avenging Angel, Appiah, Kwame Anthony
2 Appiah, Kwame Anthony Avenging Angel
NY St. Martin's Press 1991 0312058179 / 9780312058173 First American Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket lightly scuffed, else a clean, tight copy. 
The author's first novel about a secret society at Cambridge University. Author photo on rear jacket flap. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 207 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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At the Jerusalem, Bailey, Paul
3 Bailey, Paul At the Jerusalem
NY Atheneum 1967 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket; Corners lightly rounded, jacket lightly tattered at extremities, with 2 inch tear at top margin of front jacket panel. 
The author's first book, "an emotionally explosive novel piercing the veil of gentility that covers a home for sweet old ladies" (from front jacket blurb) . Library of Congress number 67-14323. This novel won the Society of Authors Somerset Maugham Award and an Arts Council Writers' Award. Paper-covered boards with blue cloth spine. Author photo on rear jacket panel. ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall; 192 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Little Giant of Aberdeen County, Baker, Tiffany
4 Baker, Tiffany The Little Giant of Aberdeen County
NY Grand Central Publishing 2009 0446194204 / 9780446194204 First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Inscribed by the author on the title page. Author photo on rear jacket flap. The author's debut novel. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 341 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 15.00 USD
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You Lost Me There, Baldwin, Rosecrans
5 Baldwin, Rosecrans You Lost Me There
NY Riverhead 2010 1594487634 / 9781594487637 First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Inscribed by the author on the title page. Author photo on rear jacket flap. Jacket art by Joel Holland. The author's first novel, about an Alzheimer's research scientist who lives on Mount Desert Island in Maine and finds interesting revelations about his marriage from his dead wife's journal. ; 296 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Fair Game, Bartram, George [Kenneth Cameron]
6 Bartram, George [Kenneth Cameron] Fair Game
NY MacMillan 1973 Second Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket lightly soiled and scuffed, small red dot on page tops, else a clean, tight copy. Grey cloth binding. Meek John Grueby is the corporate librarian for Worldwide Redwood Products until one day when a sinister, anonymous cabal kidnaps him and makes him travel around the world doing their bidding. 
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall; 284 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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In Such Dark Places, Caldwell, Joseph
7 Caldwell, Joseph In Such Dark Places
Farrar Straus & Giroux 1978 0374176485 / 9780374176488 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket scuffed, fore-edges and page bottoms foxed and stamped "Property of Riverest", sticker ghost on front free endpaper. 
The author's 1st novel. Jacket art by Antonio Frasconi. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 229 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Bodies of Water, Cash, Roseanne
8 Cash, Roseanne Bodies of Water
NY Hyperion 1996 0786860839 / 9780786860838 First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket lightly scuffed, else a clean, tight copy. Signed by Author
Inscribed by the country musician on the title page. Nine short stories in this debut book by the Grammy Award-winning artist and songwriter. Author photo on rear jacket panel. ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall; 133 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Beans of Egypt, Maine, Chute, Carolyn
9 Chute, Carolyn The Beans of Egypt, Maine
NY Ticknor & Fields 1985 0899193625 / 9780899193625 Later Printing Softcover Good with no dust jacket; Spine creased, cocked and cracked, owner name on front free endpaper. Signed by Author
Inscribed by the author on the title page with x's and o's. The author's acclaimed first book. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 215 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 14.00 USD
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The Viceroy's Captain, Conway, Anthony
10 Conway, Anthony The Viceroy's Captain
London Hodder & Stoughton 2000 0340768568 / 9780340768563 First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket lightly scuffed. 
The author's first novel, an historical tale set in I925 on India's North West frontier. Ev; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 340 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Mermaids, Dann, Patty
11 Dann, Patty Mermaids
NY Ticknor & Fields 1986 0899194710 / 9780899194714 First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; The author's first novel, later made into a film starring Cher, Bob Hoskins and a young Winona Ryder. Author photo on rear jacket flap. Sticker lift-off in center of front jacket panel, remainder stripe on page tops. 
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall; 147 pages 
Price: 11.00 USD
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The Variations, Donatich, John
12 Donatich, John The Variations
NY Henry Holt and Company 2012 0805094385 / 9780805094381 First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Warmly inscribed by the author on the title page. The author's first novel. ; 2709 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Beggar's Throne, Falconieri, David
13 Falconieri, David The Beggar's Throne
San Francisco, CA MacAdam/ Cage Publishing 2000 0967370108 / 9780967370101 First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Late 1400's English rivalries between the House of Lancaster and the House of York. The author's first novel. Author photo on rear jacket flap. 
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall; 391 pages 
Price: 9.00 USD
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To Killashea, Flood, Norman
14 Flood, Norman To Killashea
NY St. Martin's Press 1989 0312039441 / 9780312039448 First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; The author's debut mystery novel, a whodunnit at the Irish mansion of film producer Jack O'Shay. Jacket lightly scuffed, else a clean, tight copy. Jacket art by Armen Kojoyian 
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 9.00 USD
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Beauty before Comfort: a Story of an American Original, Glock, Allison
15 Glock, Allison Beauty before Comfort: a Story of an American Original
NY Alfred A. Knopf 2003 0375401210 / 9780375401213 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; The author's memoir of her maternal grandmother, living in a West Virginia factory town in the 1920s-1940s. Jacket lightly scuffed, else a clean, tight copy. The author's first book. 
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall; 187 pages 
Price: 8.00 USD
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Private Parts, Godwin, Rebecca T.
16 Godwin, Rebecca T. Private Parts
Atlanta, GA Longstreet Press 1992 1563520214 / 9781563520211 First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Owner writing on rear pastedown endpaper. Jacket lightly scuffed. Signed by Author
Signed by the author on the title page and further inscribed on the front free endpaper. The author's first novel. Author photo on rear jacket flap. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 202 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Circles of Confusion, Henry, April
17 Henry, April Circles of Confusion
NY Harpercollins 1999 0060192046 / 9780060192044 Second Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by the author on the title page. The author's first novel, a mystery featuring Portland, Oregon vanity license plate application approver Claire Montrose, whose life turns around after an elderly aunt dies and leaves her a trailer full of junk and one gorgeous painting. Author photo on rear jacket flap. ; 274 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 15.00 USD
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For the Sleepwalkers: Poems, Hirsch, Edward
18 Hirsch, Edward For the Sleepwalkers: Poems
NY Alfred A. Knopf 1987 0394749081 / 9780394749082 Later Printing Softcover Very Good; The author's first collection of poems. Covers lightly scuffed, else a clean, tight copy. 
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall; 84 pages 
Price: 9.00 USD
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Cat Man, Hoagland, Edward
19 Hoagland, Edward Cat Man
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1956 Later Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Boards rubbed, toning to front endpapers, jacket lightly tattered. 
Tan cloth binding. Author photo on rear jacket panel. Library of Congress number 55-8877. The author's first book and winner of a Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award. Hoagland is most well known for his essays, but this book is a novel based on his job as a big cats handler at a circus. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 310 pages 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Irving and Me, Hoff, Syd
20 Hoff, Syd Irving and Me
NY Harper And Row 1967 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket; Library of Congress number 66-10175. A novel for young adults about a displaced young Brooklynite, Artie Granick, investigating the wilds of Florida. The author's first novel. Jacket price-clipped and worn at spine extremities. 
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall; 226 pages 
Price: 7.00 USD
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