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21 Cahan, Abraham The Rise of David Levinsky
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1917 Reprint Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1917. Cahan's stellar novel of Jewish immigrant life was originally published by Harper; this is a Very Good copy of the first reprint edition. As uncommon as the First edition. Tan/gray pebbled cloth binding; illustration and titling in black and orange.Clean text; 530 pages. Corners bumped; spine darkened; rubbing to head and foot of spine. The dustjacket, not often seen, is Very Good. Very light wear, but the spine is faded and there are two chips. In an archival plastic protector.. Reprint Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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22 Cahan, Abraham The Rise of David Levinsky. A Novel
New York & London Harper & Bros 1919 Later Printing. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York & London: Harper & Bros, 1919. Cahan (1860-1951) is probably most famous as the socialist editor of the Yiddish-language newspaper, "The Daily Forward." But "Levinsky" endures as perhaps the greatest novel written about the emmigrant experience in America. Despite its fame, it is an uncommon title. This is a Very Good copy of a Later Printing of the First Edition (Harper letter code indicates date of 1919). Red cloth binding with gilt lettering (faded but readable on the spine); The corners are bumped ; some spotting and a small stain on the rear panel. Clean text; 530 pages with four pages of publisher's adverts. Contemporary (dated 1920) signature on the FFEP. Lacking the dustjacket; in an archival plastic protector. A presentable copy of one of the high spots of Twentieth-Century literature. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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23 Capek, Karel Letters from England
London Geoffrey Bles 1925 Later Printing Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
London: Geoffrey Bles, 1925. Coiner of the word "robot" and author of "The War with the Newts" the great Czech writer also did travel books.This is a Very Good copy of the 5th Printing of the First Edition in English. Translation from the Czech by Paul Selver; illustrated with sketches by the author. Purple cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine (which has faded to an even brown). Clean text; 192 pages. Minor offset to the endpapers. Previous-owned inscription on the FFEP. Uncommon. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Later Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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24 Capek, Karel & Joseph Capek Krakonosova Zahrada ("Krakonosova Garden")
Prague (Praha) Aventinum 1929 First Thus Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Signed
Prague (Praha): Aventinum, 1929. A scarce volume by Karel Capek (1890-1938) and his brother Josef (1887-1945). Karel is considered to be the finest modern Czech writer, most famous for his speculative fiction, such as "War with the Newts" and "R.U.R." which coined the term "robot". Karel gave credit to Josef for inventing the term. Both were members of the European avant-garde, both artists, although one is more known for his writing, and the other more for his art. Josef perished in the Bergen-Belson concentration camp. Karel evaded this fate by passing through natural causes before the Nazis could seize him. This is a Near Fine copy of "The Writings of the Brothers Capek," the First Edition Thus. This volume in the series containins "Krakonosova Garden," which dates from 1918. Gray cloth binding with lettering in black and red. Clean text; 137 pages. This copy has been SIGNED on a front endpaper by BOTH Carl and Joseph Capek. (Quercus, certainly not an expert on Eastern European languages, is uncertain, but suggests the possibility that "III. VYDANI" on the Title Page refers to this as the "Third Volume"; translation softwear comes up with "III Release," so possibly the Third Edition.) Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Signed by Author. First Thus. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 650.00 USD
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25 Englander, Nathan For the Reief of Unbearable Urges
New York Knopf 1999 0375404929 / 9780375404924 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine Signed
New York: Knopf, 1999. Stories by an acclaimed young writer, his first book. This is a Fine copy of the First Edition. Purple paper-covered boards with a dark-brown spine, silver lettering. Clean Text. This copy has been SIGNED by Englander on fly (not the tipped-in version often seen). The dustjacket is unclipped; has a bit of shelf-rub at the edges, else Fine. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Signed by Author. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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26 Eprile, Tony The Persistence of Memory
New York Norton 2004 0393058883 / 9780393058888 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Norton, 2004. First Edition copy of the author's first novel. (Editorial comment: this is a tremendous book; please read it.) Fine in a Fine DJ (unclipped). In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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27 Fast, Howard Freedom Road
New York Duell, Sloan & Pearce 1944 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Good Plus 
New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1944. Fast's novel of the Reconstruction period. Very Good condition: light bumping, small spot on front; textblock quite bright for wartime paper. Unclipped DJ. Still bright but has a large chip crossing spine to rear panel and is almost rubbed through on spine edges, so can only call this jacket Good Plus. In an archival plastic cover. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good Plus. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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28 Fast, Howard Thirty Pieces of Silver
New York Blue Heron 1954 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Signed
New York: Blue Heron, 1954. Three-act play by the author of "Spartacus." This a Near Fine copy of the First Edition. Decorative paper-covered boards with a black spine; gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 96 pages; SIGNED by the author on the FFEP. Some fading the spine, slight bump. Lacking a dustjacket (as issued?); in an archival plastic protector.. Signed by Author. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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29 Friedman, Bruce Jay Black Angels and Other Stories
New York Simon & Schuster 1966 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1966. Friedman's fourth book, and second collection of short stories. Contains the story that became the film "Heartbreak Kid." Friedman is generally classified as a black humorist; whatever, he is a masterful comic writer. A Very Good Plus to Near Fine copy of the First Edition (stated First Printing). Bright red cloth binding with black lettering. Some mottling to the topstain and a small ink or pencil mark on the FFEP. DJ is unclipped, has two small marks (colored pencil?) on spine and front panel; crease on front flap. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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30 Friedman, Bruce Jay Let's Hear It for a Beautiful Guy And Other Works of Short Fiction
New York Donald I. Fine 1984 0917657004 / 9780917657009 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Donald I. Fine, 1984. Stories by a master of "black humour." A Fine copy of the First Edition (Stated) in a Fine, unclipped DJ. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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31 Goldstein, Rebecca Mazel
New York Viking 1995 0670856487 / 9780670856480 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine Signed
New York: Viking, 1995. Rebecca Goldstein is a modern wunderkind of the first sort: philosopher, professor, intriguing novelist, and winner of a MacArthur Prize. This is a Fine copy of the First Edition. Black paper-covered boards with a yellow cloth spine and black lettering. Clean text; 357 pages. This copy has been SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the Title Page. The dustjacket is unclipped; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Signed by Author. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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32 Goldstein, Rebecca Newberger 36 Arguments for the Existence of God. A Work of Fiction
New York Pantheon 2010 0307378187 / 9780307378187 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Pantheon, 2010. Rebecca Goldstein is an academic philosopher, an interesting novelist, and a MacArthur Award winner. This is a Fine copy of the First Edition. Tan paper-covered boards with a blue cloth spine, gilt lettering. Clean text; 402 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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33 Gordimer, Nadine Six Feet of the Country
New York Simon and Schuster 1956 First Canadian Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956. The third published collection of Gordimer's short stories. A wunderkind, she had her first story at the age of fifteen; she would go on to win numerous literary prizes, including the Booker and the Nobel. Raised in a secular Jewish household, she was a prominent activist against apartheid, and some of her work was banned in her native South Africa. This is a Fine copy of the First American Edition. Green paper-covered boards with tan linen spine; black and gilt titling on the spine; reproduced author signature on the front board. Clean text; 241 pages. The dustjacket has been clipped and shows some surface soiling on the rear panel; else Fine. In an archival plastic protector.. First Canadian Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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34 Gordimer, Nadine The House Gun
New York Farrar, Strauss & Giroux 1998 0374173079 / 9780374173074 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 1998. South African author won the Nobel Prize in 1991. Fine copy in unclipped DJ. In plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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35 Gordimer, Nadine The House Gun
New York Farrar, Strauss & Giroux 1998 0374173079 / 9780374173074 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 1998. South African witer Gordimer's twelfth novel. She has won both the Booker Prize and the Nobel Prize. This copy in As New condition; in plastic cover. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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36 Grant, Linda When I Lived in Modern Times
New York Dutton 2001 0525945946 / 9780525945949 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Dutton, 2001. Grant's second book of fiction, set in Tel Aviv in 1948, was an Orange Prize winner. This is a Fine copy of the First American Edition (stated). The dustjacket is unclipped, also Fine. In an archival 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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37 Grossman, David Be My Knife
New York Farrar, Strauss & Giroux 2001 0374299773 / 9780374299774 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 2001. Israeli writer and activist's fifth novel, considered somewhat of a departure into romance. Translated from the Hebrew by Vered Almog and Maya Gurantz. This is a Fine copy of the First American Edition (stated). Gray boards with black linen spine, gilt lettering. The dustjacket is unclipped and Fine; in an archival 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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38 Hecht, Ben Broken Necks {Containing More "1001 Afternoons"}
Chicago Pascal Covici 1926 Later Printing. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
Chicago: Pascal Covici, 1926. This is a collection of 30 short stories; it contains a rather interesting and hopefully ironic essay as a Preface. Ben Hecht (1894-1964) was probably the greatest, and certainly most prolific, screenwriter of the 20th Century; he also wrote novels and plays with a decidedly revolutionary bent. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the Third Printing of the First Edition. Binding is black cloth with gold streaks; dark brown spine with gilt lettering. Clean text; 344 pages. Lacking a dustjacket, rubbed at the edges. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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39 Hecht, Ben Humpty Dumpty
New York Boni & Liveright 1924 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: Boni & Liveright, 1924. Ben Hecht (1894-1964) was probably the greatest, and most prolific, screenwriter of the 20th Century; he also wrote novels and plays with a revolutionary benThis is a Very Good copy of the First Edition. Yellow cloth binding, stamped with black and red; lacking the dustjacket. Clean text; 383 pages Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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40 Hoellering, Franz Furlough
New York Viking 1944 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Plus Very Good 
New York: Viking, 1944. Hoellering, an antiwar soldier in World War I, fled Austria after denouncing the Nazis, and later became the long-time (and very witty) film critic for "The Nation." An interesting anti-war novel. This is a Very Good Plus copy of the First Edition. Red cloth binding with an illustrated front board. Mildly bumped, with spotting to the green topstain. Textblock clean and fresh; previous-owner signature on FFEP. The dustjacket is unclipped, shows some edgewear. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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