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BLIND ASSASSIN [THE] (SIGNED), Atwood, Margaret
1 BLIND ASSASSIN [THE] (SIGNED)
Atwood, Margaret
Doubleday / Nan A. Talese, 2000, 0385475721 / 9780385475723

First Edition, Hardcover, Near Fine, Near Fine. Book. Advertising Archive, London
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first US edition. (Preceded by the McClelland & Stewart edition published in Canada.) Signed and inscribed by Atwood "For _____ - Best Wishes - " on the title page. (The name is illegible.) Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Margaret Atwood travels rarely now, so signed copies will become increasingly scarce and valuable. Light handling-related wear to page block and jacket edges, else a near fine copy in near fine jacket. Previous owner's book plate on ffep. A straight, square copy without tears or marks and price intact. Historical fiction with science fictional elements, it's a novel within a novel set in present-day Canada, but narrated in restrospective about events in Post-WII. Award History: 2000 Man Booker Prize Winner; the 2001 Hammett Prize; 2000 Governor General's Award Nominee; The 20002 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Time magazine named it the best novel of 2000 and included it in its list of the 100 greatest English-language novels since 1923.
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004761

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DARKMANS, Barker, Nicola
2 DARKMANS
Barker, Nicola
Fourth Estate, 2007, 0007193629 / 9780007193622

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. 
Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. "First Published in Great Britain in 2007" stated on copyright page with "1" present. Critically acclaimed, shortlisted for the 2007 Booker Prize, a phantasmagorical fantasy little known this side of the Atlantic. Page block edges show minimal handling related wear, otherwise a fine (unread) copy in fine jacket with original UK price intact. A clean, square copy. Jacket is intact without tears or stains. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. "[A] torrent of inventive prose and an irresistible synthesis of wickedly humorous and unsettlingly supernatural elements more than compensate for the loose itinerary." - Publisher's Weekly. Award History: 2007 Booker Prize Shortlist (lost to The Gathering by Anne Enright of Ireland).

004601

Price: 100.00 USD
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IN THE ELECTRIC MIST WITH CONFEDERATE DEAD, Burke, James Lee
3 IN THE ELECTRIC MIST WITH CONFEDERATE DEAD
Burke, James Lee
Hyperion, 1993, 1562828827 / 9781562828820

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Tauss, Marc
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. A clean, straight copy without price-clipping. Bundled with its original limited edition paperback novella "The Lost Get-Back Boogie". This novella (also in very fine condition) was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. (This paperback follows the hardcover published by Louisiana State University Press in 1986 and is an expansion of the story which originally appeared in 1978 published as "Discharge Day".) A Dave Robicheaux mystery. Electric Mist is Burke's first mystery novel with fantasy overtones. Both are excellent examples of this Edgar award-winning author's talent. Burke won the Edgar Award in 1990 for the novel Black Cherry Blues.

002288

Price: 44.95 USD
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BURIED GIANT [THE] (SIGNED), Ishiguro, Kazuo
4 BURIED GIANT [THE] (SIGNED)
Ishiguro, Kazuo
Knopf, 2015, 030727103X / 9780307271037

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. 
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first US edition. (Simultaneous with the UK edition by Faber and Faber, but the time zone difference makes the UK the true first edition.) Stated First Edition with printing date "03/2015" on rear jacket flap, making it a March, 2015 first printing. Signed by Ishiguro on publisher's tipped-in sheet. Ishiguro is also winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. This copy also has the publisher's black stain on the page edges. (Copies are already in multiple printings. These later printings have plain white page edges as opposed to the black-stained edges.) The book's green jacket is un-laminated, making it prone to scratches. This jacket is pristine without the "Signed First Edition" sticker present. Caution to collectors: Removing the Signed First Edition sticker can scratch off the jacket's green ink from the jacket cover. There is no sticker on this copy and the jacket is in fine condition. "It's a sad, elegiac story, one that has a tone and texture suited to its subject matter: a dreamy journey, repetitive and searching as lost memory." Lydia Millet - Publisher's Weekly Starred Review. Award History: 2016 World Fantasy Award Nominee for Best Novel (lost to The Chimes by Anna Smaill).(Sceptre)
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004747

Price: 100.00 USD
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ROAD [THE], McCarthy, Cormac
5 ROAD [THE]
McCarthy, Cormac
Knopf, 2006, 0307265439 / 9780307265432

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Near Fine. Book. Kidd, Chip
Hardcover first edition, first printing. First Edition stated on copyright page. Not a remainder, book club or ex-library copy. All first printing points present: Rust-orange boards with black cloth spine. (A later printings have black boards only.) First Edition stated on copyright page with "10/2006" on rear jacket flap. The year "2006" stated on bottom of title page. Original $24.00 on price jacket without price clipping. Small spot (pin-head size) on bottom edge of page block. The front jacket flap has two faint, shallow fold creases, at the top and bottom corners. The spine lettering is slightly sunned, else the jacket is clean and intact. A fine (unread) copy in near fine jacket. A clean, square copy without price-clipping. A beautiful copy of an intense novel. Award History: 2007 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Fiction; 2006 James Tait Black Memorial Prize Winner; 2007 Oprah Book Club Selection.

004973

Price: 250.00 USD
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RABBIT AT REST, Updike, John
6 RABBIT AT REST
Updike, John
Alfred A. Knopf, 1990, 0394588150 / 9780394588155

First Edition, Hardcover, Near Fine, Fine. Book. 
Hardcover first edition, first printing and First Trade Edition. (A limited edition was published previously by The Franklin Library.) First Trade Edition stated on copyright page. Updike's fourth and final novel about ex-basketball player Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom, preceded by Rabbit, Run (1960), Rabbit Redux (1971) and Rabbit is Rich (1981). First printing points present: purple topstain on top edge of page block and the date "10/90" printed on lower edge of rear jacket panel indicating an October, 1990 printing. Copy shows some age and handling-related edgewear to textblock with some minor rounding of the top and bottom edges of the spine panel (caused by shelving). Slight bow to rear board. Aside from these defects a square, straight copy with jacket and original $21.95 price intact. Award History: 1991 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Fiction.

004805

Price: 50.00 USD
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