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The Goldfinch
The Goldfinch
by Donna Tartt
Staff Pick
Donna Tartt delivers a beautifully rendered story about a young boy whose life takes a striking turn when an art museum explosion presents him the opportunity to "rescue" a priceless painting that will always hauntingly remind him of his mother.... (read more)

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Kafka on the Shore
Kafka on the Shore
by Haruki Murakami
Staff Pick
In Kafka on the Shore, Haruki Murakami brings the Oedipus legend to contemporary Japan. The reader is treated to his musings on art, culture, the loss of innocence and...cats, in his patented, magic-realist way. Easily his best novel translated into... (read more)

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Proxy: Peter Sotos Pornography 1991-2000
Proxy: Peter Sotos Pornography 1991-2000
by Peter Sotos
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"Proxy is a large-format compendium of five out-of-print and much-sought-after books by Peter Sotos: "Tick, "Lazy, "Index, "Tool, and "Special. "Proxy also includes a new introduction by Sotos. Peter Sotos is one of the most controversial authors in... (read more)

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The Darkness Surrounds Us
The Darkness Surrounds Us
by Gilbert Sorrentino
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Highlands: Jonathan Williams, 1960. Octavo, 15 x 22.5 cm. Unpaginated First edition of the author's first book. A presentation copy inscribed and signed "For Jon Webb - / my best wishes - / Gil Sorrentino" and dated 11/60. Publisher's staple-bound... (read more)

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Tenthragon 1st Edition
Tenthragon 1st Edition
by Constance Savery
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New York: Alfred H. King, 1930. Octavo, 12.5 x 18.5 cm. 314 pp. First American edition. Publisher's full pale-green cloth-covered boards; front board and spine stamped in black. In the dustjacket with 2.00 price present. Dustjacket edgeworn with a large... (read more)

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A Prologue to America
A Prologue to America
by Thomas Wolfe
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Athens, Ohio: Croissant & Company, (1978). Number 73 of 100 produced. Stapled pamphlet with self wraps. Wraps lightly age-toned, blindstamp to front free endpaper. Very Good condition. CH... (read more)

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Bibliographia Poetica: A Catalogue of Engleish Poets of the Twelfth, Thirteenth, Fourteenth, Fifteenth & Sixteenth Centuries,  1st Edition
Bibliographia Poetica: A Catalogue of Engleish Poets of the Twelfth, Thirteenth, Fourteenth, Fifteenth & Sixteenth Centuries, 1st Edition
by Joseph Ritson
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London: C. Roworth 1802. First edition. Recently rebound in black cloth. Occasional foxing. Antiquarian Joseph Ritson (1752 -1803) is best remembered for his collection of 'Robin Hood' ballads. GWB/kb... (read more)

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The Second Life: Selected Poems of Edwin Morgan Signed 1st Edition
The Second Life: Selected Poems of Edwin Morgan Signed 1st Edition
by Edwin Morgan
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[Edinburgh]: Edinburgh University Press, (1968) First edition. Inscribed by Edwin Morgan on the font free endpaper, dated 1977. 4to., (4), [1l], (88), [1l], (1)pp. Printed paper over boards. Binding lightly worn, bumped. Good Condition. RW/kb... (read more)

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The Collected Strange Stories, Volume II
The Collected Strange Stories, Volume II
by Robert Aickman
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(Leyburn, UK): Tartarus Press, (2001). Octavo, 15.5 x 24 cm, 470pp. 2nd edition. Red paper-covered boards stamped in black. Spine cocked; top rear corner slightly bumped; some light rubbing and wear to the text block edges. Dust jacket lightly worn at... (read more)

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Karma 1st Edition
Karma 1st Edition
by Lafcadio Hearn
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New York: Boni & Liveright, 1918 First edition. Quarter blue cloth over boards, white cloth spine. Dust jacket printed in blue & black. Age toning to head, tail of spine. Tape residue to front & rear free endpapers. Endpaper with four holes at front... (read more)

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A Country Doctor Ein Landarzt
A Country Doctor Ein Landarzt
by Franz Kafka
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Philadelphia: The Janus Press, 1962 Number 113 of 250 produced. Signed by Claire van Vliet. Full brown cloth over boards, publisher's black cardboard slipcase. Some offset from black slipcase to boards, spine lightly soiled. Very Good Condition in a good,... (read more)

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The Works of James Thomson with His Last Corrections and Improvements, 4 Volumes
The Works of James Thomson with His Last Corrections and Improvements, 4 Volumes
by James Thomson
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Edinburgh: J. Robertson for W. Anderson 1778. 4 volumes. 8vo. in sixes. xl 208; 302; 255; 288pp. Contemporary full polished calf morocco labels to spines. With 15 engraved plates. Extremities rubbed corners bumped. Front hinge of volume 1 tender; boards... (read more)

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Hearing Voices Signed Edition
Hearing Voices Signed Edition
by Roland Flint and William Stafford
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Salem, OR: Willamette University, 1991. Pamphlet, 15 x 21.5 cm, 27pp. Signed by Roland Flint and William Stafford on the title page. Bound in blue paper wrappers printed in black; text on cream paper. Wrappers lightly rubbed and edgeworn. Very good... (read more)

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Ben Sylvester's Word
Ben Sylvester's Word
by Charlotte Yonge
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New York: General Prot. Episcopal S S Union & Church Book Society, 1862 Small 8vo. 141pp. Contemporary quarter leather, marbled paper over boards. Binding rubbed & worn. Ink inscription to front paste down, bookplate on front free endpaper. Text is foxed... (read more)

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Cahiers/Notebooks 1
Cahiers/Notebooks 1
by Paul Valery
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Frankfurt: Peter Lang, (2000) 8vo., 654pp. Full white cloth over boards, pictorial dust jacket. Near Fine in a near fine dust jacket. BG/kb... (read more)

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Do These Bones Live Signed 1st Edition
Do These Bones Live Signed 1st Edition
by Edward Dahlberg
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New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company, (1941). Octavo, 14.5 x 21.5 cm. 158 pp. First edition stated. Long inscription from the author on the first free endpaper, signed and dated Sep. 23, 1941. Publisher's full burgundy cloth over boards; spine stamped in... (read more)

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The Complete Writings of James Russell Lowell, 16 Volumes, Signed
The Complete Writings of James Russell Lowell, 16 Volumes, Signed
by James Russell Lowell
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Boston: Riverside Press 1904. 16 volumes Edition De Luxe. Illustrated through-out some colored. Octavos 3/4 bound in grean leather with decorated gold spines. The green has faed to brown on spines. One of 1000 numbered sets with a signed check by Lowell (... (read more)

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Lectures on Prosody
Lectures on Prosody
by Lafcadio Hearn
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[Tokyo]: Hosukeido Press, [1929]. Octavo, 13.5 x 19 cm, 90pp. Bound in dark green cloth over boards; spine stamped in gilt; top edge gilt. Binding lightly edgeworn; part of a torn label affixed to the front free endpaper; pages toned and lightly foxed; a... (read more)

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The New World: A Weekly Family Journal of Popular Literature, Science, Art and News, Volume VI from January to June [1843], Inclusive
The New World: A Weekly Family Journal of Popular Literature, Science, Art and News, Volume VI from January to June [1843], Inclusive
by Park Benjamin
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New York: J. Winchester, 1843. Quarto, 20.5 x 30 cm, 788pp. Ex-library, with bookplate to the front paste-down and marking to the title page. Half-bound in green morocco stamped in gilt and green cloth over boards with embossed floral design; edges... (read more)

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Honey in the Hive: Judith Matlack 1898-1982
Honey in the Hive: Judith Matlack 1898-1982
by May Sarton
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Boston: Warren Publishing Corporation, 1988. Octavo, 17.5 x 20.5 cm. 79 pp. Publisher's navy quarter cloth over gray paper-covered boards, spine stamped in silver. Gray endpapers. Illustrated throughout in black & white. In an acetate dustjacket. Near... (read more)

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