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1. The Handmaid's Tale. Margaret Atwood.
The Handmaid's Tale. Houghton Mifflin, 1986. Hardcover. 1st Edition. First Edition (first U.S. printing). The sixth novel by the author of THE BLIND ASSASSIN and ORYX AND CRAKE, the acclaimed story of a monolithic theocracy set in the near future -- where the Book of Genesis is taken absolutely at its word, creating bizarre consequences for women. Winner of the Governor General's Award in Canada and shortlisted for the Booker Prize in Britain. Basis for the popular television series. Fine/Fine but for a hint of the usual toning to the dust jacket spine. Fine / Fine.
[Book #17256]       Price: $250.00
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2. The Windup Girl. Paolo Bacigalupi.
The Windup Girl. Night Shade Books, 2009. Hardcover. 1st Edition. First Edition (first printing). The first adult novel by the author of THE WATER KNIFE, the story of an engineered being -- creche-grown and designed to satisfy the decadent whims of a Kyoto businessman, but now abandoned to the streets of Bangkok. Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards (as well as several other Science Fiction prizes). Fine/Fine. Signed and dated May 23, 2010 by Bacigalupi on the title page. Fine / Fine.
[Book #17330]       Price: $600.00
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3. Jurassic Park. Michael Crichton.
Jurassic Park. Knopf, 1990. Hardcover. 1st Edition. First Edition (first trade printing). The seventh novel by the author of THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN and the creator of television's ER, the story of dinosaurs brought back to life using stored DNA on a remote jungle island. Basis for the film franchise. Near Fine/Fine but for rubbing at the bottom corner tips and very light fading to the letters on the dust jacket spine. Signed by Crichton on the title page. Near Fine / Fine.
[Book #17338]       Price: $750.00
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4. Fast Times at Ridgemont High - A True Story. Cameron Crowe.
Fast Times at Ridgemont High - A True Story. Simon and Schuster, 1981. Hardcover. 1st Edition. First Edition (first printing). The first book by the film director and producer, the stories based on his experiences when he enrolled in a Redondo Beach, Calofornia high school at age 22 to observe contemporary teen life. Basis for the popular film. Fine/Near Fine -- just a bit of "barely-there" toning to the white dust jacket. Fine / Dust Jacket Included.
[Book #17306]       Price: $375.00
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5. Less Than Zero. Bret Easton Ellis.
Less Than Zero. Simon and Schuster, 1985. Hardcover. 1st Edition. First Edition (first printing). The first novel by the author of AMERICAN PSYCHO and GLAMORAMA, the story of young affluent Los Angelinos who have experienced sex, drugs and disaffection at too early an age. Basis for the film. Fine/Near Fine -- a little scratching to the rear dust jacket panel. Fine / Dust Jacket Included.
[Book #17314]       Price: $250.00
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6. Independence Day -- Signed Copy With Handwritten Card. Richard Ford.
Independence Day -- Signed Copy With Handwritten Card. Knopf, 1995. Hardcover. 1st Edition. First Edition (first printing). The fifth novel (and second to feature Frank Bascombe) by the author of THE SPORTSWRITER, the story of a man in the aftermath of a divorce who is called to "engagement with life" over a fourth-of-July weekend. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN Faulkner Award. Fine/Fine. Signed by Ford on the title page. Additionally, this copy includes a handwritten postcard which reads as follows: "Dear Mr. H - Mr. ---- ---- has his side of the street to work; I have mine. He goes with my bargain with the world. I can't complain in good faith. Maybe if my book were better, he'd have liked it better. Who knows? Best wishes to you, Richard Ford." Fine / Fine.
[Book #17219]       Price: $125.00
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7. "F" is for Fugitive -- with Personal Inscription. Sue Grafton.
"F" is for Fugitive -- with Personal Inscription. Henry Holt, 1989. Hardcover. 1st Edition. First Edition (first printing). The sixth novel in the popular alphabetical Kinsey Millhone mystery series. Near Fine/Near Fine -- very light toning to the dust jacket flaps. Inscribed by Grafton on the title page, as follows: "For Nancy Nieboer ... "F" is for friendship. Best of luck with your own book, too. For encouragement try Lawrence Block's Writing the Novel from plot to print or anything else of his. Sue 4-15-89." Near Fine / Dust Jacket Included.
[Book #17346]       Price: $100.00
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8. Catch-22. Joseph Heller.
Catch-22. Simon and Schuster, 1961. Hardcover. 1st Edition. First Edition (first printing). The first novel by the author of GOOD AS GOLD and CLOSING TIME, a high-spot of twentieth century American literature which orginated the phrase "catch-22" for double-bind dilemmas -- the story that created characters such as Milo Minderbinder, Colonel Cathcart and, of course, Yossarian. Near Fine- in a VG price-clipped dust jacket. A couple of small chips at the head and foot of the dust jacket spine and a few small closed tears. Folds to the last couple of end papers. Needless to say, the AbeBooks stock photo for this book is incorrect !!! Near Fine / Very Good.
[Book #17175]       Price: $950.00
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9. The Dog Stars. Peter Heller.
The Dog Stars. Knopf, 2012. Hardcover. 1st Edition. First Edition (first printing). The popular first novel by the author of THE PAINTER and CELINE, the story of a pilot and his dog in a postapocalyptic world. Fine/Fine but for incidental crimping at the head and foot of the spine. Signed by Heller on the title page. Fine / Fine.
[Book #17227]       Price: $75.00
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10. The Old Man and the Sea. Ernest Hemingway.
The Old Man and the Sea. Scribners, 1952. Hardcover. 1st Edition. First Edition (first printing). The last work of fiction published in his lifetime by the Nobel Prize winning author of THE SUN ALSO RISES and A FAREWELL TO ARMS, the story of an aging and unlucky fisherman as he tries to bring in a giant marlin. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and basis for the film. Near Fine/Near Fine. A neat previous owner's name to the front free end paper, a small snag on the front dust jacket panel and very slight rubbing at the head and foot of the jacket spine -- makes a bright, clean appearance. Near Fine / Dust Jacket Included.
[Book #17295]       Price: $1,900.00
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11. The World According to Garp. John Irving.
The World According to Garp. Dutton, 1978. Hardcover. 1st Edition. First Edition (first printing). The fouth novel by the author of A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY, the acclaimed story of a man with a famous mother who reaches for fame himself. Winner of the National Book Award and basis for the film. Near Fine-/Near Fine. Light rubbing to the dust jacket corner tips. Signed by Irving on the title page. Near Fine / Dust Jacket Included.
[Book #17266]       Price: $550.00
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12. An Artist of the Floating World -- First Issue. Kazuo Ishiguro.
An Artist of the Floating World -- First Issue. Faber and Faber, 1986. Hardcover. 1st Edition. First British (and true first) Edition (first printing). The second novel by the Nobel Prize-winning author of THE REMAINS OF THE DAY, the story of an ageing Japanese painter who looks back over his life and assesses a career that coincided with the rise of Japanese militarism. This is the "first issue" (printed by Butler & Tanner). Winner of the Whitbread Book of the Year Award and shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Fine/Fine. Fine / Fine.
[Book #17336]       Price: $275.00
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13. Never Let Me Go. Kazuo Ishiguro.
Never Let Me Go. Faber and Faber, 2005. Hardcover. 1st Edition. First British (and true first) Edition (first printing). The sixth novel by the Nobel Prize-winning author of THE REMAINS OF THE DAY and WHEN WE WERE ORPHANS, the story of a group of pupils at an idyllic English coutryside school who are sheltered from the outside world -- for a reason. Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and basis for the film. Fine/Fine. Fine / Fine.
[Book #17328]       Price: $200.00
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14. The Remains of the Day. Kazuo Ishiguro.
The Remains of the Day. Faber and Faber, 1989. Hardcover. 1st Edition. First British (and true first) Edition (first printing). The third novel by the Nobel Prize-winning author of AN ARTIST OF THE FLOATING WORLD and NEVER LET ME GO, the story of an aging butler's six-day motoring tour which is disturbed by the memories of his life in service. Winner of the Booker Prize and basis for the award-winning film. Near Fine/Near Fine -- one slightly bumped corner and barely perceptible fading to the dust jacket spine (much less than is usually encountered). Near Fine / Dust Jacket Included.
[Book #17343]       Price: $350.00
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15. The Remains of the Day. Kazuo Ishiguro.
The Remains of the Day. Faber and Faber, 1989. Hardcover. 1st Edition. First British (and true first) Edition (first printing). The third novel by the Nobel Prize-winning author of WHEN WE WERE ORPHANS and NEVER LET ME GO, the story of an aging butler's six-day motoring tour which is disturbed by the memories of his life in service. Winner of the Booker Prize and basis for the award-winning film. Fine/Fine. Fine / Fine.
[Book #17354]       Price: $500.00
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16. When We Were Orphans -- Signed Prior to Publication. Kazuo Ishiguro.
When We Were Orphans -- Signed Prior to Publication. Knopf, 2000. Hardcover. 1st Edition. First Edition (first U.S. printing). A Review Copy (with the publisher's newsletter laid in, not attached) of the fifth novel by the Nobel Prize-winning author of THE REMAINS OF THE DAY, the story of a celebrated detective's return to his childhood home in Shanghai to solve the mysterious disappearance of his parents. Shortlisted for the Booker Prize in Britain. Fine/Fine. Signed and dated 9/10/00 by Ishiguro on the title page (the official Knopf publication date for the book was 9/21/00). Fine / Fine.
[Book #17316]       Price: $125.00
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17. The Cincinnati Kid. Richard Jessup.
The Cincinnati Kid. Little, Brown, 1963. Hardcover. 1st Edition. First Edition (first printing). The best known novel by the author of THE DEADLY DUO, the story of a twenty-six year old "kid" who tries to defeat Lancey Hodges, the undisputed king of poker. Basis for the iconic film. Very Good/Near Fine. Some rubbing and very light soiling to the rear dust jacket panel and corner tips. Significantly, inscribed by Jessup on the title page, as follows: "For Helen Kramar, with very best wishes, Richard Jessup" Books signed or inscribed by Jessup are very uncommon. Very Good / Dust Jacket Included.
[Book #17353]       Price: $950.00
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18. The Orphan Master's Son. Adam Johnson.
The Orphan Master's Son. Random House, 2012. Hardcover. 1st Edition. First Edition (first printing). The second novel by the author of FORTUNE SMILES, the story of a young man's journey through the "icy waters, dark tunnels, and eerie spy chambers of the world's most mysterious dictatorship, North Korea." Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Fine/Fine. Signed by Johnson on the title page. Fine / Fine.
[Book #17192]       Price: $100.00
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19. Ironweed. William Kennedy.
Ironweed. Viking, 1983. Hardcover. 1st Edition. First Edition (first printing). The third novel in the ALBANY CYCLE, the story of a "full time bum" who has hit rock bottom and is wandering the streets with his female "hobo pal," trying to make peace with the ghosts of his past and present. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award and basis for the film. Near Fine/Near Fine -- a couple of short folds to the dust jacket flaps. Inscribed by Kennedy on the title page, as follows: "For Albert Tholen/Welcome to Albany/by any standard (or measure)/Have a good time/William Kennedy." Near Fine / Dust Jacket Included.
[Book #17270]       Price: $450.00
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20. Life of Pi. Yann Martel.
Life of Pi. Knopf Canada, 2001. Hardcover. 1st Edition. First Canadian (and true first) Edition (first printing). The second novel by the author of THE HIGH MOUNTAINS OF PORTUGAL, the multi-level story of a young man on a solitary lifeboat with a zebra, an oragutan, a hyena and a Begal tiger. Winner of the Man Booker Prize in Britain and basis for the award-winning film. Fine/Fine but for very slight rubbing to the dust jacket panels. Signed by Martel on the title page. Also signed by Martel on page 350, where he has hand-written in the line which was omitted from the first printing: "And so it goes with God." Fine / Fine.
[Book #17210]       Price: $650.00
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21. All The Pretty Horses. Cormac McCarthy.
All The Pretty Horses. Knopf, 1992. Hardcover. 1st Edition. First Edition (first printing). The sixth novel by the author of BLOOD MERIDIAN and the first novel in the BORDER TRILOGY, a story of childhood and innocence passing. Winner of the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award and basis for the film. Fine/Fine but for a minor push at the foot of the spine. Inscribed by McCarthy on the half-title page, as follows: "For Charley/All best/Cormac McCarthy." Fine / Fine.
[Book #17101]       Price: $3,000.00
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22. Blood Meridian or The Evening Redness in the West. Cormac McCarthy.
Blood Meridian or The Evening Redness in the West. Random House, 1985. Hardcover. 1st Edition. First Edition (first printing). The fifth novel by the author of ALLTHE PRETTY HORSES, a story of "the kid" that takes place along the United States/Mexico border in 1849-1850. Voted runner-up in a 2006 New York Times poll for the best fiction book during the previous 25 years. Fine/Near Fine -- a couple of tiny nicks to the foot of the dust jacket spine and just a hint of the usual toning to the jacket flaps. Fine / Dust Jacket Included.
[Book #17304]       Price: $2,500.00
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23. Child of God. Cormac McCarthy.
Child of God. Random House, 1973. Hardcover. 1st Edition. First Edition (first printing). The third novel by the author of ALL THE PRETTY HORSES and NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, the story of a violent, dispossesed man who haunts the hill country of East Temnessee. Very Good+/Near Fine but for fading to the letters in McCarthy's name on the dust jacket spine. Significantly, the dust jacket price ($5.95) is intact. Very Good / Dust Jacket Included.
[Book #17342]       Price: $750.00
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24. Suttree. Cormac McCarthy.
Suttree. Random House, 1979. Hardcover. 1st Edition. First Edition (first printing). The fourth novel by the acclaimed author of BLOOD MERIDIAN and NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, the story of a fisherman who lives in a dilapidated houseboat on the river in Knoxville, Tennessee. Near Fine/Near Fine -. A couple spots of very light soiling to the boards and light fading to the orange outline of the letters on the dust jacket spine. A 1/2 " closed tear at the head of the jacket spine. Makes a clean appearance. Near Fine / Dust Jacket Included.
[Book #17308]       Price: $1,250.00
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25. Crazy Horse. Larry McMurtry.
Crazy Horse. Viking Penguin, 1999. Hardcover. 1st Edition. First Edition (first printing). A biography published as part of the "Penguin Lives" series by the author of LONESOME DOVE and THE LAST PICTURE SHOW, the story of the great Sioux warrior who became the reluctant leader at the Battle of Little Big Horn. Fine/Fine. Signed by McMurtry on the front free end paper. Fine / Fine.
[Book #17218]       Price: $300.00
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