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21 Ballard, J.G. Cocaine Nights
Washington, D.C. Counterpoint 1998 188717866X / 9781887178662 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
Washington, D.C.: Counterpoint, 1998. Ostensibly a mystery, infused with the late avant-garde English author's dark and quirky attitude. This is a Fine copy of the First American Edition (stated First Printing). Black paper boards with black cloth spine and gilt lettering. The dustjacket is unclipped and also Fine. In a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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22 Ballard, J.G. Running Wild
New York Farrar, Strauss & Giroux 1989 0374252882 / 9780374252885 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Very Good 
New York: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 1989. A dark novella of suspense, typically disturbing, by one of the major writers of the late 20th Century.This is a Near Fine copy of the First American Edition (stated). Gray paper boards, blindstamped, with a black cloth spine, red lettering. 104 pages; clean and fresh text; just a hint of bump to one corner, else Fine. The dustjacket is unclipped; slight wrinkle on front flap, and some of the lamination appears to be weak. In a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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23 Ballard, J.G. Running Wild
London Hutchinson 1988 0091734983 / 9780091734985 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine Janet Wooley 
London: Hutchinson, 1988. Another disturbing novella from one of the most interesting and influential authors of the 20th Century. This is a Fine copy of the First Edition. Brown cloth binding with black spine and gilt lettering; reproduction of Ballard's signature on the front board. Absolutely clean and fresh text; 72 pages. Interesting illustrations by Janet Wooley. The dustwrapper is unclipped, also Fine. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by Janet Wooley. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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24 Ballard, J.G. Rushing to Paradise
New York Picador 1995 031213164X / 9780312131647 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Picador, 1995. Ballard has emerged from science fiction to become a major force in the XXth Century avant-garde. Fine copy of the First American Edition (stated) in a Fine, unclipped DJ. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
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25 Ballard, J.G. Rushing to Paradise
London HarperFlamingo 1994 000224134X / 9780002241342 First UK Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
London: HarperFlamingo, 1994. An environmental satire by the highly original English author, now sadly deceased. This is a Fine copy of the First English Edition. Gray cloth binding; gilt lettering on the spine. With a Fine, unclipped dustwrapper; in a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First UK Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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26 Ballard, J.G. The Atrocity Exhibition. New Revised Edition
San Francisco RE/SEARCH Publications 1990 0940642182 / 9780940642188 First Thus. Paperback Fine No Jacket 
San Francisco: RE/SEARCH Publications, 1990. Although not scarce, usually found in later printings, this is a Fine copy of the First Edition Thus of the Trade Edition (full number line), reprinted with Ballard's notations, including four new stories. "Revised, expanded, annotated, illustrated edition." Large softcover; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. First Thus.. Soft Cover. Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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27 Ballard, J.G. The Crystal World
New York Farrar, Strauss & Giroux 1966 Later Printing. Hardcover Very Good Near Fine 
New York: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 1966. Ballard, originally thought a science-fiction writer, is now regarded as a critically important figure in the late 20th Century avant-garde. This is a later printing of the Fist Edition of this famous novel. Slight lean, minor soiling. The evocative DJ has been clipped. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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28 Ballard, J.G. The Day of Creation
Toronto Lester & Orpen Dennys 1987 0886191815 / 9780886191818 First Canadian Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
Toronto: Lester & Orpen Dennys, 1987. This is a Fine copy of the First Canadian Edition. Dustjacket is unclipped; in a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Canadian Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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29 Ballard, J.G. The Kindness of Women
New York Farrar, Strauss & Giroux 1991 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
New York: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 1991. Sequel to Ballard's autobiographical "Empire of the Sun." This is a Fine copy of the First American Edition (stated) in an unclipped dustjacket (small wrinkle on rear panel, else Fine. In a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
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30 Ballard, J.G. The Kindness of Women
London HarperCollins 1991 0002237717 / 9780002237710 First UK Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine Signed
London: HarperCollins, 1991. Ballard is most known for his speculative fiction, which has been very influential on modern experimental authors. Here is the sequel to "Empire of the Sun," his award-winning autobiographical novel of World War II. This is a Fine copy of the First English Edition. Red cloth binding with gilt titling on the spine. Clean text; 286 pages. This copy has been SIGNED by Ballard on the Title Page. The dustwrapper is unclipped; in an archival plastic protector.. First UK Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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31 Ballard, J.G. War Fever
New York Farrar, Strauss & Giroux 1991 0374286450 / 9780374286453 First American Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Fine 
New York: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 1991. A story collection by the avant-garde English author. This is a Near Fine copy of the First American Edition (stated). Red clay-colored paper boards; tan linen spine with black lettering. There is evidence of a sticker removal on the FFEP, else Fine.The dustjacket is unclipped, also Fine. In a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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32 Bandelier, Adolf F. The Delight Makers
New York Dodd Mead & Company 1947 Later Printing Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket 
New York: Dodd Mead & Company, 1947. Archaeologist Adolf Bandelier (1840-1914) is well-known for his pioneering work in the American Southwest. Widely published as a scientist, Quercus believes that this is the only fiction he wrote. Despite his personal fame, this is a surprisingly uncommon title. First published in 1890; this is a Very Good (Plus) copy of a later printing. Light gray cloth binding iwith titling in black. Clean text; xvii, 490 pages; portrait of Bandelier and eleven other illustrations (rather than the original 17). The Introduction is by Charles F. Lummis (1859-1928), the founder of the Southwest Museum in Los Angles. The spine is slightly darkened and there are some very faint stains. But really a solid and attractive copy. No dustjacket.. Later Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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33 Barker, Pat Border Crossing
New York Farrar, Strauss & Giroux 2001 0374181152 / 9780374181154 First Canadian Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 2001. Author of the Regeneration Trilogy, has won the Booker Prize. Fine copy in unclipped Fine DJ. Plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Canadian Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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34 Barker, Pat Double Vision
New York Farrar, Strauss & Giroux 2003 0374209057 / 9780374209056 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 2003. Set in the aftermath of 9/11, a novel of threat and romance by the Booker Award-winning author of the "Regeneration" trilogy. A Fine copy of the First American Edition (stated) in a like unclipped DJ. In an archival protective plastic cover.. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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35 Barnes, Djuna A Night Among the Horses
New York Horace Liveright 1929 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: Horace Liveright, 1929. The first novel by Djuna Barnes (1892-1982). Barnes, a poet, playwright, and artist, was a member of the Parisian modernist group that included Joyce and Stein. Now a bit of a lesbian icon, her literary reputation was made seven years later with "Nightwood." This is a Very Good copy, lacking a dustjacket. Orange paper-covered boards with a black cloth spine. Clean text; 257 pages, with two pages of poetry as a coda at the end. Contemporary (dated 1929) inscriptions and a small label on the FFEP. Light soiling and very mildly bumped. The original lettering on the spine is faint, and there are two small tears at the edges. Still, a solid copy if not a beautiful one, and uncommon today. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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36 Barrie, J.M. The Little White Bird or Adventures in Kensington Gardens
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1902 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket 
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1902. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the First American Edition, which contains the first appearance of Barrie's most famous creation, Peter Pan. Dark green cloth binding, ruled and titled in gilt, with a gilt representation of an English garden on the front cover. Clean text; iv, 349 pages; top-edge is gilt. Contemporary inscription on the FFEP. Some very mild rubbing to the spine ends; some faint splash-marks on the front cover. A very sound copy. First American Edition.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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37 Barth, John The Last Voyage of Somebody the Sailor
Boston, Toronto & London Little, Brown 1991 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
Boston, Toronto & London: Little, Brown, 1991. This is a Fine copy of the First Edition (stated). Green paper-covered boards with a black leather spine, gilt lettering. Clean text; 573 pages. The dustjacket is unclipped; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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38 Barthelme, Donald Forty Stories
London Secker & Warburg 1988 0436034247 / 9780436034244 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
London: Secker & Warburg, 1988. Fine copy of Barthelme's 13th book. First UK Edition, Fine in a Near Fine DJ (the British price has been clipped and a sticker reflecting a dollar-denominated price has been affixed to the front flap, else Fine). Barthelme has won the National Book Award. In a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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39 Barthelme, Frederick Second Marriage
London & Melbourne J.M. Dent & Sons 1985 0460046853 / 9780460046855 First UK Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
London & Melbourne: J.M. Dent & Sons, 1985. First UK Edition of the author's first novel. Fine in an unclipped Fine DJ. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First UK Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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40 Barthelme, Frederick The Law of Averages
Washington, D.C. Counterpoint 2000 1582431159 / 9781582431154 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
Washington, D.C.: Counterpoint, 2000. Fine copy of stories by a modern master. DJ has a sticker placed over barcode on rear panel, else Fine. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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