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Dreamland, Baker, Kevin
1 Baker, Kevin Dreamland
New York, NY Harper Collins 1999 0060193093 / 9780060193096 First Edition/First Printing Soft Cover Fine Advance Reading Copy Signed by Author
This Advance Reading Copy has been SIGNED by Kevin Baker on the title page! The first volume in the writer's proposed trilogy about New York. The authorís well-received 2nd novel. Publishers Weekly (starred review) called it ".A powerful, deeply moving epic, an earthier, rowdier, more inclusive Ragtime that rings beautiful changes on the familiar themes of the immigrant experience and the unfulfilled promise of the American Dream." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Dreamland, Baker, Kevin
2 Baker, Kevin Dreamland
NY Harper Collins 1999 0060193093 / 9780060193096 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Kevin Baker on the title page! The first volume in the writer's proposed trilogy about New York. The authorís well-received 2nd novel. Publishers Weekly (starred review) called it ".A powerful, deeply moving epic, an earthier, rowdier, more inclusive Ragtime that rings beautiful changes on the familiar themes of the immigrant experience and the unfulfilled promise of the American Dream." 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Paradise Alley, Baker, Kevin
3 Baker, Kevin Paradise Alley
NY Harper Collins 2002 0060195827 / 9780060195823 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Kevin Baker on the title page! This is the "correct" first edition of the second volume of the author's "City of Fire" trilogy. At the height of the Civil War, what begins with strong words and a few broken bottles will, over the course of five days, escalate into the worst urban conflagration in American history. "Paradise Alley" is a story of the intersection of the Irish- and African-American experiences in the crucible of nineteenth-century New York - a story of race and hatred, of love and war, of risk and dauntless courage. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Gramercy Park , Cohen, Paula
4 Cohen, Paula Gramercy Park
NY St. Martin's Press 2002 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine  Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Paula Cohen on the title page. The authorís debut has been described by Publishers Weekly as "a credit to the genre of the historical novel. Set in 1894 in the eponymous Manhattan enclave at a time when Mrs. Astor ruled new York society, the novel boasts vivid characters, both sublime and nasty, and a sly and absorbing plot embroidered with period details." Dustjacket photo by Christine Rodin adorns the jacket.  
Price: 40.00 USD
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Oscar Wilde Discovers America, Edwards, Louis
5 Edwards, Louis Oscar Wilde Discovers America
NY Scribner 2003 0743236890 / 9780743236898 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Louis Edwards on the title page! In January 1882, Oscar Wilde arrived in New York to begin a nationwide publicity tour. Mentioned in a few newspaper articles - but barely a footnote in the history books - was the black valet who accompanied him. Kirkus Reviews (Starred) calls this "One of the best road tours in American history.tremendous fun: a marvelous story animated with just the right savvy, melodrama, wit, and fantasy." 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Signal & Noise , Griesemer, John
6 Griesemer, John Signal & Noise
NY Picador 2003 First Edition/First Printing Fine  Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by John Griesemer on the title page. The author's epic page-turning story of the laying of the first transatlantic telegraph cable, and of the men and women who are caught in its monumental tide. Richard Russo dustjacket praise calling it "A thoroughly riveting read...big, bold, rambunctious, and very rewarding." Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Successfully slathering on layers of Dickens and DeLillo, Griesemer goes for the big canvas....Storms, war, explosions, sex, science, tragedy, and deep affection. Worth every minute."  
Price: 35.00 USD
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Desperadoes, Hansen, Ron
7 Hansen, Ron Desperadoes
NY Knopf 1979 0394503503 / 9780394503509 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Ron Hansen on the title page. The award-winning author's first book. In Desperadoes, one of the legends of our childhood comes alive again-the story of the notorious outlaw gang, the Daltons, from their hardscrabble beginnings to the final, terrible morning when all but one of the boys are shot down, and snuffed out, in the fatal raid on Coffeyville, Kansas. John Irving dustjacket praise saying "This novel is rare-a good read, a literary debut of astonishing originality, a serious Western (it really is a Western!), thoroughly absorbing." 
Price: 145.00 USD
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Hitler's Niece, Hansen, Ron
8 Hansen, Ron Hitler's Niece
NY Harper Collins 1999 0060194197 / 9780060194192 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Ron Hansen on the title page. A carefully researched historical novel that is haunting, unflinching, shocking, profound, and as compulsively readable as a psychological thriller. The author presents Adolf Hitler as he has never been seen in fiction, but as his intimates must have seen him. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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A Spectacle of Corruption, Liss, David
9 Liss, David A Spectacle of Corruption
NY Random House 2004 0375508554 / 9780375508554 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by David Liss on the title page! Benjamin Weaver, the quick-witted pugilist turned private investigator, returns in David Liss's sequel to the Edgar Award-winning novel "A Conspiracy of Paper." Here, David Liss combines historical erudition with mystery, complex characterization, and a captivating sense of humor. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Devil's Company, Liss, David
10 Liss, David The Devil's Company
New York, New York Random House 2009 1400064198 / 9781400064199 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy of "The Devil's Company" has been SIGNED by David Liss on the title page! From the acclaimed author of "A Conspiracy of Paper" comes a superb historical thriller set in the splendor and squalor of eighteenth-century London. In Benjamin Wheeler, David Liss has creaed one of fiction's most enthralling characters. With the explosive action and scrupulous period research that are David Liss's trademarks, "The Devil's Company" depicting the birth of the modern corporation, is the most impressive achievement yet from an author who continues to set ever higher standards for historical suspense. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Empress Orchid, Min, Anchee
11 Min, Anchee Empress Orchid
Boston/New York Houghton Mifflin 2004 0618068872 / 9780618068876 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Anchee Min on the title page! Based on copious research, this is a vivid portrait of a flawed but utterly compelling woman who survived in a male world, a woman whose main struggle was to hold on not to power but to her own humanity. Richly detailed and completely gripping, "Empress Orchid" is a novel of high drama and lyricism and the first volume of a trilogy about the life of one of the most important women in history. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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12 Pesci, David Amistad
New York, New York Marlowe & Company 1997 First Edition/First Printing Fine  Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by David Pesci on the title page. A powerfully re-imagined history of one of the country's first battles for civil rights. In 1839 fifty-three enslaved African led by a Mende rice farmer named Singbe-Pieh, staged a bloody rebellion on board the "Amisted", a Spanish slaver from Cuba. Made into a film by Steve Spielberg.  
Price: 85.00 USD
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Valiant Ambition, Philbrick, Nathaniel
13 Philbrick, Nathaniel Valiant Ambition
New York, New York Viking 2016 0525426787 / 9780525426783 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy of "Valiant Ambition" has been SIGNED by Nathaniel Philbrick on the title page! An engrossing new book about the American Revolution. Its focus: the relationship between Benedict Arnold and George Washington, and the four years that led to the notorious fall of one and the gradual emergence of the other as a true leader. "Valiant Ambition" crackles with urgency and human drama fueled by issues of loyalty and integrity. By intertwining the stories of Washington and Arnold, Philbrick has crafted a Shakespearean tragedy revealing the dark path America traveled during its revolution. This is a portrait of a people in crisis and the war that gave birth to a nation. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Dona Ines Vs. Oblivion , Torres, Ana Teresa
14 Torres, Ana Teresa Dona Ines Vs. Oblivion
Baton Rouge Louisiana State University Press 1999 First Edition/First Printing Fine  Fine Signed by Author
Winner of the Pegasus Prize for Literature - established to introduce international readers to distinguished works of fiction from countries whose literature merits wider exposure to the world. Translated by Gregory Rabassa, this copy has been SIGNED by Ana Teresa Torres on the half-title page. The story delivers an extraordinary revisionist history of the land, people, and political entity that are Venezuela. Ultimately a journal of the tragic clash between classes, of the interface between humanity and geography., 'Dona Inez vs. Oblivion' depicts the maturation of Venezuela more vividly than any work of non-fiction.  
Price: 50.00 USD
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The Rifles, Vollmann, William T.
15 Vollmann, William T. The Rifles
London, UK Andre Deutsch 1993 0233988408 / 9780233988405 First U.K. Edition/First Printing Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy of the UK Edition (true 1st) has been SIGNED by William T. Vollmann on the title page. "The Rifles", chronologically the sixth book in the author's phenominal seven-volume symbolic history of North America - SEVEN DREAMS - is a re-imagining of the doomed Franklin expedition of the 1840s to find a north-west passage. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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