Modern Fiction First Editions

Modern Fiction First Editions

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One More Puritan, Abbe, George
1 Abbe, George One More Puritan
Troy, NY The Literary Combine 1960 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good Trade PB Signed by Author
SIGNED EDITION. This is the true First Edition. This is a trade paperback book with a side stapled binding. The book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The cardstock covers have some light ground-in dirt and toning. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed, with an inscription, on the title page by the author. A novel of New England. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Chatterton, Ackroyd, Peter
2 Ackroyd, Peter Chatterton
New York Grove Press 1988 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
This book is in Fine condition with a Fine dust jacket. This is a First American Edition. This is Peter Ackroyd's third novel and nominated on the short list for the Booker Prize. "In today's London, a young poet and an elderly female novelist engage the mystery of Chatterton by trying to decode the clues foudn in an old manuscript, only to discover that their investigation discloses other riddles for which there are no solutions. They are not alone in their quest: the mystery is also being revived in an earlier age, as in the mid-nineteenth century Henry Wallis paints his celebrated portrait of Chatterton lying dead in an attic room." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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We Are Holding the President Hostage, Adler, Warren
3 Adler, Warren We Are Holding the President Hostage
New York Macmillan Publishing Co. , Inc. 1986 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Fine dust jacket 
This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is a slight inward dip to the spine of the book. The text pages are clean and bright. the dust jacket is crisp and clean. "It was to be a typically elegant and festive state dinner at the White House, held by the President and First Lady in honor of the King and Queen of Spain. As usual, Secret Service agents clung to the edges of the State Dining Room, unobtrusive and prepared." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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A Cathedral Singer, Allen, James Lane
4 Allen, James Lane A Cathedral Singer
New York The Century Company 1916 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine 
This book is in Near Fine condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, but do have occasional spots of foxing / toning. The frontispiece is by Sigismond de Ivanowski. "Slowly on Morningside Heights rises the Cathedral of St. John the Divine; standing on a high rock under the Northern sky above the long wash of the untroubled sea, above the wash of the troubled waves of men." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Kingdom Of The Golden Dragon, Allende, Isabel
5 Allende, Isabel Kingdom Of The Golden Dragon
New York Harper Collins 2004 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Cliff Nielsen Signed by Author
Cover Art; SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is one small spot of ink on the foredge of the text block that spans several text pages. This copy has been signed on the half title page by the author, in blue ink, with a small flower underneath. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "Not many months have past since teenager Alexander Cold followed his bold grandmother into the heart of the Amazon to uncover its legendary Beast. This time, reporter Kate Cold escorts her grandson and his closest friend, Nadia, along with the photographers from International Geographic, on a journey to another remote niche of the world. Entering a forbidden sovereignty tucked in the frosty peaks of the Himalayas, the team's task is to locate its fabled Golden Dragon, a sacred statue and priceless oracle that can foretell the future of the kingdom." "Isabel Allende (born August 2, 1942) is a Chilean-American writer. Allende, whose works sometimes contain aspects of the "magic realist" tradition, is famous for novels such as The House of the Spirits (La casa de los espíritus, 1982) and City of the Beasts (La ciudad de las bestias, 2002) , which have been commercially successful." ; Signed by Author 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Aftermath An Anthology of Post-Vietnam Fiction, Anderson, Donald (editor) with a foreword by George C. Herring, Author of America's Longest War
6 Anderson, Donald (editor) with a foreword by George C. Herring, Author of America's Longest War Aftermath An Anthology of Post-Vietnam Fiction
New York Henry Holt and Company 1995 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. This book includes a series of short works, including: Vietnam No Big Deal by James Park Sloan, Testimony of Pilot by Barry Hannah, A Bridge by Louise Erdrich, Speaking of Courage by Tim O'Brien, Soldier's Joy by Tobias Wolff, The Missing Person by Maxine Kumin, The Art of Living by John Gardner, War Torn by Lynne Hanley, Despair by Robley Wilson, Kid MacArthur by Stephanie Vaughn, Baby Teeth by Donald Anderson, Letters from my Father by Robert Olen Butler, The Pugilist at Rest by Thom Jones, and, Helping by Robert Stone. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Tar A Mid West Childhood, Anderson, Sherwood
7 Anderson, Sherwood Tar A Mid West Childhood
New York Boni and Liveright 1926 1st Trade Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket 
This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and chips, along with several strips of tape on the reverse of the dust jacket at the spine joints and corners. There is another strip of tape on the bottom outside of the spine. One of the strips of tape on the reverse of the dust jacket has attracted some red fuzz, which is quite noticeable. "The book takes up a boy from the ages of consciousness and until adolescence begins. A wandering family settles in a small Ohio town." "Sherwood Anderson (September 13, 1876 – March 8, 1941) was an American novelist and short story writer, known for subjective and self-revealing works. Self-educated, he rose to become a successful copywriter and business owner in Cleveland and Elyria, Ohio. In 1912, Anderson had a nervous breakdown that led him to abandon his business and family to become a writer." 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Lady Chatterley's Husbands An Anonymous Sequel to the Celebrated Novel..., Anonymous (Attributed to Samuel Roth)
8 Anonymous (Attributed to Samuel Roth) Lady Chatterley's Husbands An Anonymous Sequel to the Celebrated Novel...
New York William Faro, Inc. 1931 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good- 
This book is in Very Good- condition and is lacking the dust jacket. The book is in generally clean condition. There is some beginning edge wear and bumping to the spine ends and covers along with a couple of Beginning edge tears to the spine ends. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has had the front endpaper excised. The half-title page is noticeably toned and there is a previous owner's inked price and code on the front pastedown page. "Thousands of sea gulls flapped white wings against the grey cliffs of Dunoon, swooping and skimming restively over the waters of the bay." 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Shall We Tell the President?, Archer, Jeffrey
9 Archer, Jeffrey Shall We Tell the President?
New York Viking Press 1977 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a bit of very beginning sunning / toning to the edges of the front and rear endpapers. The dust jacket is clean and bright, but does have some light fading to the Viking symbol on the bottom spine end and some very beginning toning / sunning to the edges of the rear cover. There is one vertical crease to the front dust jacket flap. This is the author's second book. "It is March of 1983. Edward Moore Kennedy has been the duly elected President of the United States for over two years. It is the propitious time to push his touch Gun-Control Bill through Congress." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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NEW SHORT NOVELS by Jean Stafford, Shelby Foote, Elizabeth Etnier and Clyde Miller, Aswell, Mary Louise (editor)
10 Aswell, Mary Louise (editor) NEW SHORT NOVELS by Jean Stafford, Shelby Foote, Elizabeth Etnier and Clyde Miller
New york Ballantine Books 1954 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
The book is in Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is a bit of very beginning yellowing / toning to the top edge of the text block. The dust jacket has some light yellowing / toning to the white portions of the dust jacket and there is a small semi-closed tear to the top front edge of the dust jacket. There is some beginning edge wear and bumping to the spine ends of the dust jacket as well. This book contains four short novels (novelettes), including: Ride Out by Shelby Foote, The Willow by Elizabeth Etnier, The Gentle Season by Clyde Miller, and, A Winter's Tale by Jean Stafford. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Rezanov, Atherton, Gertrude
11 Atherton, Gertrude Rezanov
New York Authors and Newspaper Association 1906 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine 
Color Illustrations; This is a Powers Special Edition (Minneapolis, MN) which includes a facsimile page of the manuscript from Rulers of Kings. This book is in Near Fine condition and is missing the accompanying dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright with the exception of page 118-119 which has a small toned area where something was placed. There is an inked name and date on the reverse of the frontispiece . This book includes three full page, full color illustrations along with a full color frontispiece "As the little ship that had three times raced with death sailed past the majestic headlands and into the straits of San Francisco on that brilliant April morning of 1806, Rezanov forgot the bitter humiliations, the mental and physical torments, the deprivations and dangers of the past three years." 
Price: 35.00 USD
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The Conqueror Being the True and Romantic Story of Alexander Hamilton, Atherton, Gertrude
12 Atherton, Gertrude The Conqueror Being the True and Romantic Story of Alexander Hamilton
New York Macmillan Company 1902 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine Signed by Author
SIGNED EDITION. First Edition, First Issue, with page numerals at the top left corner on page 546. This book is in Near Fine condition and is lacking the accompanying dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some light bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and corners. The endpapers have some light but noticeable foxing and toning. There is a previous owner's book plate adhered to the front pastedown page. The inner hinges are a bit loose. This copy has been signed by the author with an inscription on the half title page. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 150.00 USD
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The Gorgeous Isle A Romance, Atherton, Gertrude
13 Atherton, Gertrude The Gorgeous Isle A Romance
New York Doubleday, Page & Company 1908 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Illustrated by C. Coles Phillips 
Color Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is missing the accompanying dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some light rubbing and wear to the spine ends and corners of the book cover. The front cover and spine of the book are decorated with gold and silver gilt. The text pages are clean and bright, with the exception of some random spots of foxing (mostly to the illustration pages). The front inner hinge has been carefully repaired. There is an inked gift notation dated 1908 on the half title page. There are four full color illustrated plates (including the frontispiece) by C. Coles Phillips (Clarence Coles Phillips) who is best known for his use of negative space in his illustrations. The rear inner hinge paper has started to crack. "Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton (October 30, 1857 – June 14, 1948) was a prominent and prolific American author. Many of her novels are set in her home state of California. Her bestseller Black Oxen (1923) was made into a silent movie of the same name." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The White Morning A Novel of the Power of the German Women in Wartime, Atherton, Gertrude
14 Atherton, Gertrude The White Morning A Novel of the Power of the German Women in Wartime
New York Frederick A. Stokes Company 1918 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and is missing the accompanying dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. There is some toning / darkening between pages 8 and 9 at the spine joint. There is a previous owner's inked name and date on the front endpaper. The frontispiece and front cover illustration are from a photograph by Arnold Genthe. "Countess Gisela Niebuhr sat in the long dusk of Munich staring over at the beautiful park that in happier days had been famous in the world as the Englischer Garten, and deliberately recalled on what might be the last night of her life the successive causes that had led to her profound dissatisfaction with her country as a woman." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Robber Bride, Atwood, Margaret
15 Atwood, Margaret The Robber Bride
London, England Bloomsbury Publishing 1993 1st Trade Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. The text block includes a sewn in ribbon book marker. "In her captivating new novel, Margaret Atwood reports from the farthest reaches of the sex wars. The group of women and men at the centre of this wise, unsettling, drastic, funny and wholly involving story all fall prey to a chillingly recognisable menace, which is given its power by their own fantasies and delusions." "Margaret Eleanor Atwood, CC OOnt FRSC (born November 18, 1939) is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, and environmental activist. She is a winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award and Prince of Asturias Award for Literature, has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize five times, winning once, and has been a finalist for the Governor General's Award several times, winning twice. In 2001, she was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Isidro, Austin, Mary
16 Austin, Mary Isidro
Boston, MA Houghton Mifflin and Company 1905 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Illustrated by Eric Pape 
Color Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some light wear, rubbing and nicking to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. There is some beginning fraying to the spine ends and corners and some rubbing to the front and rear panels. The text pages are clean and bright. The front and rear free pages have heavy toning. "Mary Hunter Austin (September 9, 1868 – August 13, 1934) was an American writer. One of the early nature writers of the American Southwest, her classic The Land of Little Rain (1903) describes the fauna, flora and people – as well as evoking the mysticism and spirituality – of the region between the High Sierra and the Mojave Desert of southern California. " 
Price: 75.00 USD
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THE FERMATA, Baker, Nicholson
17 Baker, Nicholson THE FERMATA
New York Random House 1994 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
This book is in Fine condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The white dust jacket has some beginning ground-in dirt and the white edges have some very beginning toning. "Arno Strine likes to stop time and take women's clothes off. He is hard at work on his autobiography, The Fermata. It proves in the telling to be a very provocative, funny, and altogether morally confused piece of work." "Nicholson Baker (born January 7, 1957) is an American novelist and essayist. His fiction generally de-emphasizes narrative in favor of careful description and characterization. He often focuses on minute inspection of his characters' and narrators' stream of consciousness. Baker has written about poetry, literature, library systems, history, politics, time manipulation, youth, and sex." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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VOX A Novel, Baker, Nicholson
18 Baker, Nicholson VOX A Novel
New York Random House 1992 0140140573 / 9780140140576 Advance Review Copy; 1st Printing Paperback Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
This is an Advanced Reading / Review Copy. Trade paperback edition which still has its original brown paper wrapper. This book is in Fine condition with a Very Good+ wrapper. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The wrapper has one very beginning edge tear to the top front corner and the rear flap has a light, but noticable crease. "A man and a woman, strangers to each other, residents of distant cities, have both called an adult party line. Finding each other's voice attractive, they have switched to a private, - one-on-one - connection." 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Farewell Miss Julie Logan A Wintry Tale, Barrie, J. M. (James Matthew)
19 Barrie, J. M. (James Matthew) Farewell Miss Julie Logan A Wintry Tale
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1932 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
First American edition. Previously published in the UK both as a Times Supplement and a hardcover. This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking the glassine cover. The book is bound in green cloth with gilt lettering and decorations to the front cover and spine of book. The spine of the book has noticeable fading, as do the spine joints. There is one small scratch to the rear cover. The text pages are clean and bright. "I think it prudent to go no nearer to the date, in case what I am writing should take an ill turn or fall into curious hands. I need not be so guarded about the weather. It is a night of sudden blasts that half an hour ago threw my window at me." This book deals with the supernatural and is a quasi-ghost story which has vampiric undertones. "Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, OM (9 May 1860 – 19 June 1937) was a Scottish author and dramatist, the child of a family of small-town weavers, and best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan. He was educated in Scotland but moved to London, where he developed a career as a novelist and playwright." 
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Chimera, Barth, John
20 Barth, John Chimera
New York Random House, Inc. 1972 1st Trade Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
First Trade Edition. This book is in Fine condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean with a touch of toning / yellowing to the white edges of the dust jacket. There is also one tiny spot of beginning rubbing to the bottom front flap joint. There are two creases to the front flap of the dust jacket. This book is a National Book Award winner. "John Simmons Barth ( born May 27, 1930) is an American novelist and short-story writer, known for the postmodernist and metafictional quality of his work." "At this point I interrupted my sister as usual to say, You have a way with words, Scheherazade. This is the thousandth night I've sat at the foot of your bed while you and the king made love and you told him stories..." 
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Flash for Freedom! From the Flashman Papers 1848-1849, Fraser, George MacDonald (edited and Arranged by)
Flash for Freedom! From the Flashman Papers 1848-1849

Kingdom Of The Golden Dragon, Allende, Isabel
Kingdom Of The Golden Dragon

Shoeless Joe, Kinsella, W. P.
Shoeless Joe

 
 
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