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A Wilder Rose

By: Albert, Susan Wittig

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Bertram, Texas, Persevero Press: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Book ID: EC42357BB

ISBN: 0989203514

Condition: As New


BX5 - A first edition hardcover book SIGNED by author in as new condition with no dust jacket. Based on Rose Wilder Lane's unpublished diaries and letters, A Wilder Rose tells the surprising true story of the often troubled collaboration that produced eight beloved novels of pioneer life - a collaboration that rose and her mother, Laura Ingalls Wilder, concealed from their agent, editors, reviewers, and readers. 9"x6", 289 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. View more info

Allende: A Novel

By: Alegria, Fernando

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Stanford, California, USA, Stanford University Press: 1993

Edition: First American Edition

Book ID: SCW11443

ISBN: 0804719985

Condition: Good


BX2 - A hard cover first American edition withdrawn ex-library book in good+ to very good- condition. No additional printings are indicated on the copyright page. A tight, clean, sound copy in black cloth covered boards with metallic red lettering and a graphic on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear with the dust jacket endflaps glued to the front and back fixed endpapers plus there are the usual library stamps, labels, and pocket on the top outside paper edges, the title page, the last page, and the back free endpaper. This edition has been revised by the author. Translated from the ... View more info

Playing the Game

By: Buruma, Ian

Price: $11.50

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1991

Edition: First American Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Book ID: EC9347BB

ISBN: 0374234523

Condition: Very Good


AP4 - DJ is mylar protected. DJ has wrinkling on some edges and corners, light discoloration and shelf wear otherwise fine. Book has remainder mark on the top and bottom page edges, light discoloration and shelf wear otherwise fine. Book was signed by the author on the title page. Witty, suggestive, and reverberating, pepered with wickedly entertaining cameos of Gandhi, Disraeli, Oscar Wilde, and many others, Playing the Game is not just about Ranji, India, and England, about dandyism, sportsmanship, and nationalism, but about the narrator's-and ultimately the reader's-own sense of self. View more info

Playing the Game

By: Buruma, Ian

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1991

Edition: First American Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Book ID: EC9348BB

ISBN: 0374234523

Condition: Very Good


AP4 - DJ is mylar protected. DJ has 1.5" tear on the front top right corner, wrinkling on some edges and corners, light discoloration and shelf wear otherwise very good. Book has some rubbing on the cover edges, remainder mark on the bottom page edges, light discoloration and shelf wear otherwise fine. Book was signed by the author on the title page. Witty, suggestive, and reverberating, pepered with wickedly entertaining cameos of Gandhi, Disraeli, Oscar Wilde, and many others, Playing the Game is not just about Ranji, India, and England, about dandyism, sportsmanship, and nationalism, bu... View more info

Playing the Game

By: Buruma, Ian

Price: $11.50

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1991

Edition: First American Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Book ID: EC9490BB

ISBN: 0374234523

Condition: Very Good


AQ3 - DJ is mylar protected. DJ and book have light discoloration and shelf wear otherwise fine. Book was signed by the author on the title page. Witty, suggestive, and reverberating, pepered with wickedly entertaining cameos of Gandhi, Disraeli, Oscar Wilde, and many others, Playing the Game is not just about Ranji, India, and England, about dandyism, sportsmanship, and nationalism, but about the narrator's-and ultimately the reader's-own sense of self. View more info

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Playing the Game

By: Buruma, Ian

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1991

Edition: First UK Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Book ID: EC9498BB

ISBN: 0224027581

Condition: Near Fine


AQ3 - DJ is mylar protected. DJ and book have light discoloration and shelf wear otherwise fine. Book was signed by the author on the title page. Witty, suggestive, and reverberating, pepered with wickedly entertaining cameos of Gandhi, Disraeli, Oscar Wilde, and many others, Playing the Game is not just about Ranji, India, and England, about dandyism, sportsmanship, and nationalism, but about the narrator's-and ultimately the reader's-own sense of self. View more info

The Mutual Friend

By: Busch, Frederick

Price: $1.75

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts, USA, David R. Godine Publisher, Incorporated: 1983

Book ID: SCW08330

ISBN: 0879234822

Condition: Very Good


BC3 - A trade paperback book in very good+ condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in monochrome illustrated tan wraps with very minor overall shelf wear. This is a title in the publisher's Nonpareil Books series. A novel of the life and times of Charles Dickens. By the author of "Domestic Particulars," "Manual Labor," "Breathing Trouble," "I Wanted a Year Without Fall," "Take This Man," and "Rounds." 220p. View more info

Love's Children

By: Chernaik, Judith

Price: $1.75

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Alfred A. Knopf: 1991

Edition: First American Edition

Book ID: SCW11664

ISBN: 0394513258

Condition: Very Good


BZ2 - A hard cover first American edition withdrawn ex-library book in very good condition with a dust jacket in very good condition. Stated first American edition with no additional printings indicated. A tight, clean, sound copy in gray paper covered boards quarter bound in red cloth with gold lettering and a graphic on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear with some fading of the paper along the top and bottom spine edges plus there is some tape staining on the outside surfaces of the front and back boards from where the dust jacket was taped to the boards plus there are the usual li... View more info

Summer of the Lost Limb

By: Good, Janis

Price: $3.50

Publisher: Mount Solon, Virginia, USA, Christian Recollections: 1994

Book ID: SCW11446

ISBN: 096403655X

Condition: Good


BG3 - A trade paperback withdrawn ex-library book in good+ to very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps with very minor overall shelf wear with the usual library labels and stamps on the front cover, the top outside paper edges, the title page, page 13, and the back endpaper plus there is clear plastic tape reinforcing the spine. A biographical novel about a young girl who had a leg amputated in 1908 and her and her family's efforts to prevent it from limiting her life. Illustratd with black and white drawings by Elizabeth Cater. 109p. View more info

They Hanged My Saintly Billy

By: Graves, Robert

Price: $1.75

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois, USA, Academy Chicago Publishers, Limited: 1997

Book ID: SCW05903

ISBN: 0897330293

Condition: Very Good


BG6 - A trade paperback book in good+ to very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in illustrated black wraps with very minor overall shelf wear plus there is some very, very light edge wear around the cover edges plus there is some light creasing on the spine plus there is some very, very light foxing on the right outside paper edges. A novel that recounts the life of the surgeon William Palmer who was also a racehorse owner, a confessed forger who got girls into trouble, doped horses, and robbed a few people. The novel is based on an actual trial that took place in 1856 and it tells o... View more info

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The Kings of San Carlos

By: Haley, James L.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Book ID: EC8614BB

ISBN: 0385155891

Condition: Very Good


AB3 - A first edition (stated) hardcover book SIGNED by author on the title page in very good condition in good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has wrinkling, chipping, crease, and some tears on the cover edges, corners and some sides, lightly water soiled, discoloration, and light shelf wear. Book has some bumped corners and cover edgewear, water soiled patch on the top of some inside pages, light discoloration and shelf wear. A Double D Western. The Kings of San Carlos is Mr. Haley's first Double D Western. 8.5"x5.75", 183 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. View more info

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Still Waters in Niger

By: Hill, Kathleen

Price: $2.50

Publisher: Evanston, Ilinois, USA, TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press: 1999

Book ID: SCW11502

ISBN: 0810150891

Condition: Very Good


BG1 - A tight, clean, sound copy with very minor overall shelf wear with the usual library stamps and pocket on the top outside paper edges, the front free endpaper, the title page, and the back free endpaper. The dust jacket shows only very minor overall shelf wear plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve. An autobiographical about an Irish-American woman who had lived in the West African country of Niger as the wife of an academic and the mother of three small children. After seventeen years she returns to Niger to visit her eldest daughter who is workingin a village clinic ther... View more info

Citizen of New Salem

By: Horgan, Paul

Price: $1.75

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Farrar, Straus and Cudahy: 1961

Book ID: SCW03733

Condition: Good


BZ6 - A tight, clean, sound copy in gray paper covered boards quarter bound in red cloth with gold lettering on the spine plus a brown and gold graphic on the front with minor overall shelf wear plus some light overall soiling and sunning aroung the board edges plus some light sunning of the spine plus some light yellowing of the paper edges. A novelization of Abraham's young adulthood in Salem, Illinois. Heavily illustrated with fine black and white illustrations by Douglas Gorsline. By the author of "The Fault of Angels," "No Quarter Given," "Main Line West," "A L... View more info

And All Our Wounds Forgiven

By: Lester, Julius

Price: $1.75

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Arcade Publishing, Incorporated: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: SCW03994

ISBN: 1559702583

Condition: Good


BX3 - A hard cover first edition withdrawn ex-library book in good- condition with a dust jacket in very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in tan paper covered boards quarter bound in orange paper with metallic green lettering on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear plus some soiling of the bottom board edges plus the usual library stamps on the half-title page and top outside paper edges plus the dust jacket endflaps have been glued down to the inside surfaces of the boards plus the front endpaper has has a 1.5"x4" section cut out as part of the library's withdrawal ... View more info

I Was Amelia Earhart

By: Mendelsohn, Jane

Price: $1.75

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Alfred A. Knopf: 1996

Edition: 7th Printing

Book ID: SCW04382

ISBN: 0679450548

Condition: Very Good


CH4 - A hard cover 7th printing withdrawn ex-library book in very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in white paper covered boards with gold lettering on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear plus the usual library marks and stamps blacked out with black magic marker on the front and back endpapers and title page plus the dust jacket endflaps are glued down to the inside surfaces of the boards. The dust jacket shows no visible signs of wear plus there is the usual library label on the spine plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve plus the endflaps are glued down t... View more info

Ten Thousand Texas Daughters

By: Montgomery, Marg-Riette

Price: $9.00

Publisher: San Antonio, Texas, The Naylor Company: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: EC29975BB

Condition: Very Good


CX1 - A first edition ex-library hardcover book in very good condition in fair dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has edgewear with tears, and open tears, taped label on the spine, inside flaps taped to the fixed endpapers, foxing and stains, discoloration and shelf wear. Book has library markings (labels, stamping, cardholder, etc.), some cover edgewear, foxing on the page edges and some inside pages, light discoloration and shelf wear. A Biographical Novel based on The Intimate Life Story of Mrs. Elli Moore Townsend. 8.75"x6", 185 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. View more info

Mama was a Ballerina

By: Moon, Ilanon with Graham, Shad E.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Houston, Texas, The Fletcher Young Publishing Co.: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: EC18243BB

Condition: Very Good


AX2 - Dust jacket mylar protected, significant wear and tears on the edges, sides, and corners, rubbing, discoloration, and shelf wear. Book has some stains, discoloration, and light shelf wear. First Edition-Limited. View more info

The Justification of Johann Gutenberg: A Novel

By: Morrison, Blake

Price: $1.75

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, William Morrow & Co.: 2002

Edition: First American Edition

Book ID: SCW10047

ISBN: 0066210887

Condition: Very Good


CA4 - A hard cover first American edition withdrawn ex-library book in very good condition with a dust jacket in very good condition. Stated first American editioni with a sequence of numbers appearing on the copyright page with the "1" present and no additional printings indicated. A tight, clean, sound copy in white paper covered boards quarter bound in textured tan paper covered boards with metallic red lettering and a graphic on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear with the usual library stamps and a label on the top outside paper edges, the front free endpaper, and the tit... View more info

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Jane Long of Texas, 1798-1880

By: Petrick, Neila Skinner

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Gretna, Louisiana, Pelican Publishing Company: 2000

Inscription: Signed by Author

Book ID: EC14611BB

ISBN: 1565548531

Condition: Very Good


K6 - Book lightly curled and light stain on the opposite side of the front and bottom page edges otherwise very good. Signed and dated by the author on the half-title page. A Biographical Novel of Jane Wilkinson Long of Texas. Based on Her True Story. View more info

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Moon Rising: A Novel Set in Whitby

By: Roberts, Victoria A.

Price: $2.75

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Saint Martin's Press, LLC: 2001

Edition: First American Edition

Book ID: SCW03968

ISBN: 0312272944

Condition: Good


BC1 - A tight, clean, sound copy with minor overall shelf wear plus the usual library stamps on the front endpaper and top outside paper edges plus the dust jacket endflaps are glued down to the inside surfaces of the front and back boards plus the front endpaper has been removed as part of the library's withdrawal process. The dust jacket shows only very minor overall shelf wear plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve with the usual library label on the spine wrapping around onto the back. A novel about Bram Stocker's 1886 escape from the pressures of theater life in London to t... View more info