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FICTION BOOKS

All Fiction books listed are hardcover first editions, first printings unless stated otherwise.

FICTION
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WEB OF THE CITY (SIGNED), Ellison, Harlan
1 WEB OF THE CITY (SIGNED)
Ellison, Harlan
Pyramid Books, 1975, 0515040614 / 9780515040616

First Edition, Mass Market Paperback, Very Fine, No Jacket. Book. 
Paperback, reprint and First Thus Edition. Very fine (unread) mass market paperback. Unread, pristine copy with publisher's blue stain on page block edges. Presentation copy signed by Ellison on the title page and inscribed "Worldcon '06" at the World Science Fiction Convention in Anaheim, California. This New Pyramid edition re-published from the original out-of-print 1958 edition by Ace as Memos From Purgatory, but this edition restored the original title and is Volume 10 in the Pyramid uniform series which was re-publishing Ellison's out-of-print fiction. Web of the City is Ellison's novel about life in a Brooklyn street gang, which he joined so he could learn about life in the slums.
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003271

Price: 50.00 USD
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LICENSE RENEWED, Gardner, John
2 LICENSE RENEWED
Gardner, John
Richard Marek Publishers, 1981, 0399901183 / 9780399901188

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Good, Poor. Book. Tingey, Janet
Hardcover first edition and first US edition. (Previously published in the UK by Glidrose Publications.) Not a book club, remainder nor ex-library copy. James Bond novel. Edgewear and foxing at side and edges of textblock. The jacket has the price intact, but a jagged 4" closed tear (previously "repaired" with tape) on the back panel from top edge and rubbing at top and bottom corners of rear jacket panel with associated creasing. Aside from these defects the copy itself is straight and square, again only showing age and handling related wear. A good reading copy or a first edition to marry to a jacket in superior condition.

003139

Price: 6.00 USD
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GIRL WHO KICKED THE NORNET'S NEST [THE], Larsson, Stieg and Reg Keeland
3 GIRL WHO KICKED THE NORNET'S NEST [THE]
Larsson, Stieg and Reg Keeland
Knopf, 2009, 030726999X / 9780307269997

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. 
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first US edition. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Stated First Editon. Some light crinkling at top edge of spine panel jacket, else fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. Chrome jacket is complete, without the usual tears or price-clipping. Final novel in the Larsson's trilogy featuring characters Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist.

004333

Price: 25.00 USD
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PAPER CHASE [THE] (SIGNED), Osborn, Jr., John Jay
4 PAPER CHASE [THE] (SIGNED)
Osborn, Jr., John Jay
Houghton Mifflin Company, 1971, 0395126703 / 9780395126707

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. 
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated First Printing on copyright page. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. The book is the basis for the 1973 film starring John Houseman. There is an inscription by Osborn that is partially legible. (The last name is illegible, possibly a presentation copy to a friend or associate of the author.) Signed by Osborn and inscribed "To Simon R_______ / _______ / Affectionate Regards" on the front free endpaper. Red endpapers, salmon colored top stain with code "0871" present on front jacket flap indicating an August, 1971 printing. This copy is clean, without previous owners' marks or plates. Bound in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering and original $4.95 price intact. Two small, closed tears (1 cm in length) at top edge of front jacket panel. Copy is clean, square without previous owner's marks. An almost pristine copy of a seminal work that helped define a generation of lawyers.
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004820

Price: 600.00 USD
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LAST PENDRAGON: A NOVEL [THE], Rice, Robert
5 LAST PENDRAGON: A NOVEL [THE]
Rice, Robert
Walker & Company, 1991, 0802711804 / 9780802711809

First Edition, Hardcover, Poor, Fine. Ex-Library. 
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Ex-library copy. Not a book club edition. This copy has the usual ex-library markings, stamps, paste-ons and heavy handling. Spine slightly cocked. However, the dustjacket itself has been cleaned and all library tape residue and stickers have been removed from the jacket and spine panels. The jacket is clean, complete with price intact. The jacket is in fine condition and is an excellent candidate to marry to a copy in superior condition. An excellent re-telling of the Arthurian saga.

003211

Price: 10.00 USD
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AVALON, Seton, Anya
6 AVALON
Seton, Anya
Houghton Mifflin Company, 1965, 

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Hofmann, William
Hardcover first edition, first printing. State First Printing with all points present. Historical novel set in Viking-age England, Iceland and North America. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Jacket is price-clipped, otherwise intact without tears are stains. A clean, square copy without previous owner's marks. There is one closed tear (1cm in length) at top edge near spine with some bumping and crinkling at head and heel of spine panel. Otherwise, excellent condition for a book this age. Decorative endpaper maps and full color, wrap-around jacket painting by William Hofmann.

004238

Price: 10.00 USD
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RABBIT AT REST, Updike, John
7 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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