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1 Galsworthy, John Plays: Sixth Series, The Forest, Old English, The Show
London Duckworth, 1925 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dust Jacket Hard Cover 16mo 6" - 7" tall 
Clean green cloth boards with black titles on cover and spine. Light bumping to corners and spine ends, with slight fraying to the cloth at the ends of the spine. Binding is tight, spine is square; text and endpapers are free from markings of any kind and are not foxed or tanned. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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2 Grumbach, Doris Chamber Music
New York E.P. Dutton and Co., 1979 0525079203 / 9780525079200 First Edition Thus Soft Cover Near Fine Soft Cover 16mo 6" - 7" tall 
Advance Reading Copy. Trade paperback in stiff wrappers. Slight toning at the edges. The 90-year-old widow of a famous composer tells the dramatic tale of her marriage and family life in turn-of-the century Frankfurt, Boston, and Saratoga Springs, NY. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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Live at Five, Haynes, David
3 Haynes, David Live at Five
Minneapolis, Minnesota Milkweed Editions, 1996 1571310096 / 9781571310095 First Edition Hardcover As New As New Hardcover 12mo 7" - 7 Signed by Author
Sterling condition hardcover copy, tips unbruised, spine and binding tight, pages bright and clean, paste-downs neat and tidy. Dust jacket crisp, fully intact, not price-clipped. Signed by the author for the previous owner, a representative for Harcourt Brace & Company for many years. Purple cloth, with silver lettering to spine. 287 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Somebody Else's Mama, Haynes, David
4 Haynes, David Somebody Else's Mama
Minneapolis, Minnesota Milkweed Editions, 1995-04-01 1571310037 / 9781571310033 First Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Hardcover 16mo 6" - 7" tall Signed by Author
Sterling condition hardcover copy, the tips unbruised, spine and binding tight, pages bright and clean, paste-downs neat and tidy. Dust jacket crisp, fully intact, not price-clipped. Inscribed warmly by the author to the previous owner, a representative for Harcourt Brace & Company for many years. Tan cloth, with gilt lettering to spine. 341 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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5 Kingston, Maxine Hong The Fifth Book of Peace
Alfred A. Knopf, 2003 0679440755 / 9780679440758 First Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jack Hardcover 8vo - over 7 
Used hardcover copy, a stated First Edition, but with remainder mark to bottom gutter. Tightly bound, internally clean. Dust jacket crisp and clean, but with slight vertical crease to spine thereof. 402 pp Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 5.60 USD
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Winterkill, Lesley, Craig
6 Lesley, Craig Winterkill
Boston Houghton Mifflin Company, 1984 0395354854 / 9780395354858 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Hardcover 8vo Author
White and mauve bindings, slightly rubbed at spine ends, corners; just a bit cocked, else Near Fine. Dust jacket fully intact, not price-clipped, slightly rubbed at edges; surface slightly soiled. Protected by a Kapco sleeve. Inscribed warmly by author on front free endpaper. 306 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7 Lopate, Phillip The Rug Merchant
New York Viking Press, 1987 0670814342 / 9780670814343 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Hard Cover 
First printing. A clean, tight copy with no marks of any kind; just a touch of softening to the tips of the spine and a slight bump to the lower corner of the front board. In a a clean, unclipped dust jacket with minimal edgewear, but again the slightest softening at the spine ends. A very attractive copy. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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The Odd Sea, Reiken, Frederick
8 Reiken, Frederick The Odd Sea
Harcourt Brace & Company, 1998 0151003602 / 9780151003600 First Edition Hardcover As New As New Hardcover 16mo 6" - 7" tall Signed by Author
Sterling condition hardcover copy of this stated First Edition, signed by the author at the title page, tips unbruised, spine and binding tight, and internally clean. Fully intact dust jacket, not price-clipped. Green hardcover with gilt lettering. This novel won the Hackney award for the best first novel. 201 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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9 Shaw, Bernard John Bull's Other Island and Major Barbara; Also How he Lied to Her Husband
London Archibald Constable & Company, 1907 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine No Dust Jacket Hard Cover 16mo 6" - 7" tall 
293 pp, bound in green cloth with gilt lettering. Slight chipping to the top of the spine and rubbing to the bottom. A touch of foxing to the front endpapers. Binding tight and square, hinges secure, text unmarked. In a clear protective cover. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Watcher From the Shore, Sono, Ayako
10 Sono, Ayako Watcher From the Shore
Tokyo, Japan Kodansha International, 1989 First Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sterling condition hardcover copy, gift-quality. Tips unbruised, spine and binding tight, pages bright and clear, paste-downs neat and tidy, and not ex-library; neither underlining nor highlighting. Dust jacket fully intact, still bright and shiny, and in a protective Kapco sleeve. Stated First Edition. Translated by Edward Putzar. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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The Mephisto Waltz, Stewart, Fred Mustard
11 Stewart, Fred Mustard The Mephisto Waltz
New York Coward - Mccann, Inc., 1969 First Edition Softcover Very Good- Softcover 8vo Author
Pictorial paper binding, a little rubbed at its edges and scuffed and smudged on its covers; there is a 1/4" or shorter closed tear at the bottom edge of the front cover, and a price tag stain on the front cover; page block edges, margins of back cover are darkened. Advance review copy of Stewart's first novel; covers have flaps like a dust jacket would, with $4.95 (hardback) price on front flap. 256 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Gut Symmetries, Winterson, Jeanette
12 Winterson, Jeanette Gut Symmetries
London Granta Books, 1997 1872070008 Hardcover Very Good Near Fine Hardcover 8vo 
Sturdy, attractive hardcover copy, spine and binding tight, pages bright and clear, and only minimal wear to covers and tips. Slight dust soiling along top edge. Signed by author on title page. Blue cloth bindings, dust jacket in clear plastic protector. First Edition, near gift-quality condition. 219 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Read Between the Lies, Woolridge, Lori Bryant
13 Woolridge, Lori Bryant Read Between the Lies
New York Doubleday & Co., 1999 0385492146 / 9780385492140 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Fine Fine Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sterling condition hardcover copy, gift-quality. Tips unbruised, spine and binding tight, pages bright and clear, paste-downs neat and tidy, and not ex-library; neither underlining nor highlighting. Dust jacket fully intact, showing only the slightest edge- and shelf-wear, and still bright and shiny; protected further by Kapco sleeve. Signed, inscribed, and dated by author at the title page. 452 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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