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Ghost Traps

By: Abel, Robert

Price: $2.50

Publisher: Athens, Georgia, USA, University of Georgia Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: SCW12102

ISBN: 0820312525

Condition: Good


CG2 - A tight, clean, sound copy with very minor overall shelf wear with the usual library stamps and label on the top, right, and bottom outside paper edges and the front free endpaper plus there is a large patch of glue staining on the front free endpaper from a pocket. The dust jacket shows very minor overall shelf wear plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve. A collection of twelve short stories by a noted writer of the form. They are about individuals backed against a wall as they try to free themselves from their own limitations, habits, and destructive desires. This collec... View more info

Prize Stories 1996: The O. Henry Awards

By: Abrahams, William (editor)

Price: $3.50

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Doubleday: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: SCW03965

ISBN: 0385481306

Condition: Good


BD6 - A tight, clean, sound copy in red paper covered boards quarter bound in dark red cloth with gold lettering and a graphic on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear plus the usual library stamp and label on the top outside paper edges and front endpaper plus a section (about 2"x4.5") cut out of the front endpaper as part of the library's withdrawal process plus the dust jacket endflaps are glued down to the inside surfaces of the boards. The dust jacket shows only very minor overall shelf wear plus it is still in the the original library mylar sleeve plus there is the usual l... View more info

Prize Stories 1995: The O. Henry Awards

By: Abrahams, William (editor)

Price: $3.00

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Doubleday: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: SCW03966

ISBN: 038547671X

Condition: Good


BD6 - A tight, clean, sound copy in red paper covered boards quarter bound in dark red cloth with gold lettering and a graphic on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear plus the usual library stamp and label on the top outside paper edges and front endpaper plus a section (about 2"x4.5") cut out of the front endpaper as part of the library's withdrawal process plus the dust jacket endflaps are glued down to the inside surfaces of the boards. The dust jacket shows only very minor overall shelf wear plus it is still in the the original library mylar sleeve plus there is the usual l... View more info

Prize Stories 1992: The O. Henry Awards

By: Abrahams, William (editor)

Price: $9.50

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Doubleday: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Book ID: SCW11685

ISBN: 0385421923

Condition: Very Good


BD6 - A first edition trade paperback book in very good condition that has tanning and light shelf wear. Signed by Ann Packer and Antonya Nelson on their respective story page. Edited and with an introduction by William Abrahams. The winner and finalist short stories for the O. Henry Award for 1992. The authors include Cynthia Ozick, Lucy Honig, Tom McNeal, Amy Herrick, Murray Pomerance, Joyce Carol Oates, Mary Michael Wagner, Yolanda Barnes, David Long, Harriet Doerr, Perri Klass, Daniel Meltzer, Les Myers, Ken Chowder, Alice Adams, Frances Sherwood, Antonya Nelson, Millicent Dillon, Kent Nel... View more info

Lazarus

By: Absire, Alain

Price: $2.00

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Helen and Kurt Wolff Book/Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers: 1988

Edition: First American Edition

Book ID: SCW07623

ISBN: 0151492506

Condition: Good


BW3 - A hard cover first American edition withdrawn ex-library book in good+ condition. Stated first American edition with no additional printings indicated. A tight, clean, sound copy in charcoal gray paper covered boards quarter bound in black cloth with metallic copper lettering on the spine with minor overall shelf wear plus there is some very light edge wear along the board's bottom edges with a tiny (much less than 0.25") patch of board showing at about the middle of the front board bottom edge plus the dust jacket endflaps are glued to the inside surfaces of the boards plus there is... View more info

Deadline for Final Art

By: Adkins, Jan

Price: $4.50

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Walker and Company: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: SCW10700

ISBN: 0802757596

Condition: Very Good


CB6 - A tight, clean, sound copy in black paper covered boards with metallic red lettering and graphics on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear with a light mark in black ink on the top outside paper edges made by the original owner plus there is a light bump on the bottom edge of the back board. The dust jacket shows only very minor overall shelf wear. By the author of "The Craft of Sail." 185p. View more info

Little Woman

By: Akins, Ellen

Price: $2.00

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, HarperColins Publishers: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: SCW04885

ISBN: 0060163623

Condition: Good


BW5 - A hard cover first edition withdrawn ex-library book in very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in red paper covered boards quarter bound in black cloth with metallic copper lettering on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear plus some very, very light soiling of the top outside paper edges plus some the book is very, very slightly shelf cocked plut there are the usual library stamps and pocket on the top and outside paper edges, title page, dedication page, back endpaper, and inside surface of the back board plus the dust jacket endflaps are glued down to the inside surfa... View more info

The Eighty-Minute Hour

By: Aldiss, Brian W.

Price: $1.75

Publisher: Garden City, New York, USA, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: SCW09467

ISBN: 0385084307

Condition: Good


CE1 - A hard cover first edition withdrawn ex-library book in good+ condition. Stated first edition with no additional printings indicated. A tight, clean, sound copy in blue cloth covered board with gold lettering on the spine with minor overall shelf wear with light yellowing of the outside paper edges plus the dust jacket endflaps are glued to the front and back fixed endpapers plus there are the usual library marks, stamps, labels, and pocket on the top and bottom outside paper edges, the front fixed and free endpapers, the title page, and the copyright page. The dust jacket shows minor ov... View more info

Decade of the Nineteen Forties

By: Aldiss, Brian W. and Harry Harrison, Harry (editors)

Price: $2.50

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, St. Martin's Press: 1978

Edition: First Edition Thus

Book ID: SCW09492

ISBN: 0312189842

Condition: Good


CB6 - A tight, clean, sound copy with minor overall shelf wear with some very, very light edge wear along the bottom board edges plus there is some very, very light bumping of the bottom right board corners plus there are the usual library marks, stamps, and label on the top and bottom outside paper edges and front free endpaper plus there is glue staining on the front and back fixed endpapers from where the dust jacket endflaps werer glued to the boards plus there is some paper residue on the front free endpaper from a library pocket. The dust jacket shows very minor overall shelf wear plus i... View more info

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Carry Me Like Water

By: Alire Saenz, Benjamin

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Hyperion: 1994

Inscription: Signed by Author

Book ID: SCW00122

Condition: Very Good


BZ4 - An advance reader's edition trade paperbac book signed by the author in very good condition that has some stains and light crease on the spine, light discoloration and shelf wear. The author's first novel. A story of abandoning & then finding & embrasing Chicano roots. 503p. View more info

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Night Train

By: Amis, Martin

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Harmony Books: 1998

Inscription: Signed by Author

Book ID: SCW06062

ISBN: 0609601288

Condition: Very Good


BC4 - An ex-library hardcover book SIGNED by author on the half-title page in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket and book have library markings (labels, stamping, cardholder, etc.), light discoloration and shelf wear. A mystery about a fifteen year veteran woman detective who is trying to solve a murder that seems to everyone else to be an apparent suicide. The victim was a darling of the community and daughter of a respected career cop, now one of the top brass. He gets the detective involved when he asks her to take a second look at the case and... View more info

Seven Moves

By: Anshaw, Carol

Price: $1.75

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts, USA, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: SCW11996

ISBN: 0395691311

Condition: Very Good


BF2 - A tight, clean, sound copy with very minor overall shelf wear with the usual library stamps on the top, bototm, and right outside paper edges and the title page plus there is a large patch of glue staining on the front free endpaper from a library pocket. The dust jacket shows very minor overall shelf wear with a price clip to the front endflap plus it is still in the original library myalr sleeve. A novel about a Chicago therapist who has left her marginal past for a comfortable urban domesticity sharing a house, a dog, and a life with another woman. After a minor argument though, her c... View more info

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Robot Adept (Apprentice Adept, Book 5)

By: Anthony, Piers

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Ace / Putnam Book: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: SCW10690

ISBN: 0399133593

Condition: Good


AE - A first edition hardcover book in good condition in good dust jacket. Dust jacket has wrinkling, chipping, and some small tears on the edges, scattered wrinkling and crease, light scratches and rubbing, tanning and shelf wear. Book has some bumped corners, moderate tanning, and light shelf wear. Robot Adept (Apprentice Adept, Book 5). Mach, a brave and sensitive robot and Bane fight to keep the loves they found and save their worlds from destruction. 9.5"x6.5", 286 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. View more info

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Incubus

By: Arensberg, Ann

Price: $2.00

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Alfred A. Knopf Incorporated: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: SCW05704

ISBN: 0394556968

Condition: Very Good


CH5 - A hard cover first edition book in very good condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in creap paper covered boards with gold lettering and a graphic on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear. The dust jacket shows very minor overall shelf wear mainly in the form of some light rubbing overall. A story set in a small, farming town in Maine. The town becomes the target of demonic infestation. It begins suddenly when a heat wave spikes in March and a three month drought begins. In addition the natural order of the town is disrupted. Most curious of all is it as if the town is living unde... View more info

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Incubus

By: Arensberg, Ann

Price: $1.75

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Ballantine Books: 2000

Book ID: SCW12986

ISBN: 0345438167

Condition: Very Good


CH5 - A trade paperback book in very good+ condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps with very, very minor overall shelf wear with a very small remainder mark on the bottom outside paper edges. A story set in a small, farming town in Maine. The town becomes the target of demonic infestation. It begins suddenly when a heat wave spikes in March and a three month drought begins. In addition the natural order of the town is disrupted. Most curious of all is it as if the town is living under a glass bell. The conditions in town extend only as far as the town border. On the other side of... View more info

Excuse Me for Asking: A Novel

By: Arnold, Janis

Price: $2.50

Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: SCW10716

ISBN: 1565120574

Condition: Very Good


CE2 - A hard cover first edition book in very good condition. Stated first edition with a series of numbers on the copyright page with the "1" present and no additional printings indicated. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in blue paper covered boards quarter bound in yellow cloth with gold lettering and a graphic on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear plus the book is very, very slightly shelf cocked. The dust jacket shows only very minor overall shelf wear with a small (about 0.25") closed tear at the front bottom right corner. A novel about a woman living in small-to... View more info

Winter Run

By: Ashcom, Robert L.

Price: $3.50

Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: SCW10132

ISBN: 156512328X

Condition: Very Good


BI4 - A tight, clean, sound copy with very minor overall shelf wear with some very, very light soiling on the top and bottom outside paper edges plus there are the usual library stamps and label on the top outside paper edges, the front free endpaper, and the title page. The dust jacket shows very minor overall shelf wear plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve. A novel about a boy growing u in rural Virginia in the late 1940s. The life is idyllic but he still loses his innocence in the process of growing up. He has a particular affinity for the land and its animals and is drawn ... View more info

The Boomer

By: Asher, Marty

Price: $1.75

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Alfred A. Knopf: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: SCW11043

ISBN: 0375410090

Condition: Very Good


BZ3 - A hard cover first edition book in very good+ condition with a dust jacket in very good- condition. Stated first edition with no additional printings indicated. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in illustrated paper covered boards with only very minor overall shelf wear. The dust jacket shows very minor overall shelf wear with a small (about 0.25") closed tear at the front bottom left corner. A novel about a man, who is a 'boomer,' from birth to death in childlike, "see Spot run" prose through '50s conformism, late-'60s rebellion, '70s aimlessness, '80s consumerism and beyo... View more info

False Gods

By: Auchincloss, Louis

Price: $1.75

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: SCW03991

ISBN: 0395604753

Condition: Good


CE5 - A tight, clean, sound copy with minor overall shelf wear with a 4.75"x2" section cut out of the front endpaper as part of the library's withdrawal process plus there are the usual library label and stamps on the front endpaper, 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 book is very slightly shelf cocked. 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 that wraps around onto the back ... View more info

The Golden Calves

By: Auchincloss, Louis

Price: $1.75

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: SCW04444

ISBN: 0395476917

Condition: Good


CG3 - A tight, clean, sound copy with minor overall shelf wear plus the usual library stamps and pocket on the title page, dedication page, back endpaper, and the top and bottom outside paper edges plus some very, very light soiling of the outside paper edges. A book about world of Art in New York City. The story is set in a small but elegant museum on Central Park West and is about the private lives of the people there who are committed to the world of art as it is within this institution's environment. It is about art and business, idealism and venality, and ambition and the yearning for lov... View more info