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Tales of the City

By: Armistead Maupin

Price: $6.00

Publisher: NY, HarperPerennial: 1900

Edition: 1989 Reissue.

Seller ID: 010022

ISBN: 0060964049

Condition: Near Fine


371 pp. Nearly new, slightly thumbed. Spine uncreased, no markings in text. Gift quality. A reissue of a collection of short stories telling the romantic adventures of yuppies living in an apartment house in San Francisco. Became the basis of a television series and film. First of six volumes. This edition has a light pastel border of geometric shapes framing a detail shot of a staircase leading up Barbary Street. First published as columns in the San Francisco Chronicle... View more info

Three Lives

By: Auchincloss, Louis

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 1993

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 002158

ISBN: 0395655676

Condition: Very Good +


213 pp. Nearly new, no markings. Colored endpapers. A look at 3 weathy people in 3 short stories: "The Epicurean," "The Realist" and "The Stoic." Auchincloss uses philosophy schools as a literary device to dissect the world of the rich. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Where You'll Find Me

By: Beattie, Ann

Price: $3.25

Publisher: NY, NY: Linden Press (Simon & Schuster), 1986: 1986

Seller ID: 000356

ISBN: 0020165609

Condition: Good


Trade Paperback. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Collection of 15 stories from the New Yorker, Vanity Fair, etc. View more info

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One Night Stands and Lost Weekends

By: Block, Lawrence

Price: $9.00

Publisher: NY, Harper: 2008

Edition: Uncorrected Proof.

Seller ID: 009980

ISBN: 006158214X

Condition: Very Good +


366 pp. Close to new, no spine creasing. Text clean. Uncorrected proof of a collection of 28 early mystery stories by Block. Cover shows a blonde, a copy with gun upraised and a hand with a wad of money. Some of the stories feature detective Ed London as the hero. Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall View more info

A Treasury of American Folklore

By: Botkin, B.A.

Price: $6.50

Publisher: NY, Crown Publishers: 1944

Edition: 6th Printing.

Seller ID: 010087

Condition: Very Good


932 pp. Index. Blue cloth, with sunned spine, faded titling, browned endpapers. Text clean, binding firm. Bumped corners. A Library of Congress folklorist has assembled a broad sampling of American folklore from all regions -- anecdotes, folksongs, tall tales, jokes, legends, etc. with notes on sources, which include books, old newspaper articles, field research,etc. . Edited for a popular readership, but includes material of interest to scholars. Foreword by Carl Sandbu... View more info

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Driving Blind

By: Bradbury, Ray

Price: $4.80

Publisher: NY, NY: Avon Books (Hearst), 1997: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003665

ISBN: 0380973812

Condition: Near Fine


Cloth & Boards. Near Fine/Near Fine. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 259 pp. Nearly new, small remainder marking-pen slash on bottom edge, no other markings. A collection of 21 Bradbury tales, loosely organized around the "road trip" theme. Plus an afterword by the author. Four of the stories were previously published in magazines; rest are originals. View more info

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Yekl and the Imported Bridegroom and Other Stories of Yiddish New York

By: Cahan, Abraham

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Dover Publications: 1970

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 009191

ISBN: 0486224279

Condition: Very Good +


240 pp. Light thumbing, spine uncreased no markings. Introduction by Bernard G. Richard. A collection of six stories. Title story was basis of the film "Hester Street." Cahan was the longtime editor of Jewish Daily Forward. Size: 8vo -- 8.75 in. View more info

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Dancing on the Moon: Short Stories About AIDS

By: Currier, Jameson

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Penguin: 1994

Edition: 1st Printing 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 004837

ISBN: 0140172726

Condition: Good


188 pp. Remainder slash mark on fore edge and half-title page. A half inch edge of front cover was clipped off and replaced by plain card stock, attached by a vertical strip of clear tape. Otherwise, the book is close to new, no spine creases or markings in the text. A collection of 10 short stories dealing with AIDS in various ways -- presenting both the patients and their survivors. Includes some stories previously published and some original. First published by Viking... View more info

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The Salterton Trilogy

By: Davies, Robertson

Price: $2.70

Publisher: NY, Penguin: 1986

Seller ID: 001986

ISBN: 014015910X

Condition: Very Good


808 pp. Binding firm, tiny chip on cover. No markings. Humorous tales about a quaint Canadian city. Contents: Malice, A Mixture of Frailties and Tempest-Tost. View more info

The Complete Short Stories of Guy De Maupassant

By: De Maupassant, Guy

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, P.F. Collier & Son: 1903

Edition: Later Edition

Seller ID: 007139

Condition: Fair +


1003 pp. Tear near top of spine flap. Cracks in mottled decorative front endpaper. Previous owner's initals and date on endpaper. Shaken, with about half of hinge split. All pages intact, including frontispiece showing author. "Ten volumes in one." Some rippling in upper section of pages, but textblock is clean and fairly bright. Facsimile of author's signature in gilt on front cover. View more info

Seven Gothic Tales

By: Dinesen, Isak

Price: $6.00

Publisher: NY, Modern Library: 1934

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 009179

Condition: Good


420 pp. Dark green cloth, but with inch- wide spot of severe rubbing on right lower corner of front cover. Gilt torchbearer logos intact. Text clean, no writing. Light toning. Decorative endpapers. DJ moderately worn with tear in lower right corner, tattered on spine. A collection of 7 short stories, with introduction by Dorothy Canfield. No. 54 in Modern Library series. $1.25 price sticker placed on inside flap. ML booklist ln inside of dj. Size: 12mo -- 7 in Tall View more info

Modern Classic Short Novels of Science Fiction

By: Dozois, Gardner, Ed.

Price: $3.50

Publisher: NY, St.Martin's Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002326

ISBN: 0312105045

Condition: Very Good +


657 pp. Sturdy, close to new, slight fading of spine. No markings. A collection of 13 novellas, with an editor's note about each author. Contents include: Jack Vance "The Miracle Worker;" Paul Anderson "The Longest Voyage;" Samuel Delaney "The Star Pit;" Frederick Pohl "The Merchants of Venice;" Kate Wilhelm "Where Late the Songbirds Sang;" James Patrick Kelly "Mr. Boy," and more. View more info

The Saturday Evening Post Reader of Sea Stories

By: Edgar, Day

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Co.: 1962

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 003325

Condition: Fair +


310 pp. Light edge rubbing. Text mostly clean but rear end papers and a half dozen pages somewhat defaced with a child's squiggles. Markings are on pp. 168, 169, 308,309, 310. Also a cut on the bottom margin of pp. 169. Still OK as a reading copy. This anthology inludes 18 tales from the Saturday Evening Post with a nautical theme. Contributors include Jack London, C.S. Forester, Ray Bradbury, Charles Rawlings. Novelettes by Forester and H.E. Peters. Preface by Day Edgar... View more info

Glimmer Train Issue No. 18

By: Glimmer Train

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Portland Oregon, Glimmer Train: 1996

Seller ID: 005775

Condition: Near Fine


160 pp. Spine uncreased. Light wear, text very clean. Cover illustration by Jane Zwinger. Contents include: "The Boys at Night" by Robert Cohen; Interview with Psychologist Wayne Dyer by Linda Davies; "Otto" by Jamie Weisman; "Red Flag" by Eugenie Doyle. Interview with Irish writer Mary Morrisey by Annie Callan; "The End of a Decade" by Jane Rosenzweig. "The Story of a Million Years" by David Huddle. Article on the political impris... View more info

Murder Most Irish

By: Gorman, Ed; Segriff, Larry and Greenberg, Martin H., Eds.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Barnes & Noble Books: 1996

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 002953

ISBN: 156619637X

Condition: Near Fine


596 pp. Nearly new. Bright, no markings. A collection of 17 tales about Ireland's dark side. The anthology includes 2 novels: :A Stone of the Heart" by John Brady and "Blood is Thicker by Ann C. Fallon. Other contributers range from Bill Crider to James Joyce. View more info

Granta 78 -- "Bad Company" Summer 2002 Issue

By: GRANTA (Buford, Bill, Ed)

Price: $3.00

Publisher: NY, Granta USA LLC: 2002

Seller ID: 009178

Condition: Very Good +


254 pp. Literary quarterly featuring 11 new short stories. Contributors: Adrian leftwich, Arthur Miller, J on McGregor, Gary Shteyngart, Edmund White, Rory Stewart, Olga Tokarczuk, Rachel Cook, Todd McEwen, Jonathan Tel, Milan Kundera, and photo essay of Arlington House, a London hostel, by Deirdre O'Callaghan. 254 pp. Nearly new except for vertical crease near spine, and small tear in upper left corner of glossy front cover. Size: 8v0 -- 8.25 in Tall View more info

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100% Pure Florida Fiction

By: Hubbard, Susan, and Wilson, Robley, Eds.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Gainesville, University Press of Florida: 2000

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 009409

ISBN: 081301753X

Condition: Fine


203 pp. Gift quality, appears unread. No markings or creases. This anthology showcases 21 short stories written mostly by academics in the 1990s and generally first published in literary journals. What these stories have in common, of course, is a Florida setting -- a Florida that is sinister, full of alligators, creeping plants, heavy clouds, noir cops, and con artists; it is the surreal spread of theme parks, condominiums, and strip malls; and it is a paradise -- lost,... View more info

Mango Summers

By: Key West Authors' Coop

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Key West, FL., KWAC/Perky Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 010128

ISBN: 0966885422

Condition: Fine


175 pp. Close to new, no markings or creases. Fifteen writers based in Key West offer an anthology of 20 short stories set in their resort town. This is the third anthology published by the cooperatinve since it formed in 1995. Writers include J. T. Eggers, Theresa Foley, Kirby Congson, William Williamson, Allen Meece and more. Size: 8vo -- 8.25 in. View more info

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Nightmares & Dreamscapes

By: King, Stephen

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1993

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 009077

ISBN: 0670851086

Condition: Fine


As new, still in shrinkwrap, unread. Gift quality. Oversized collection of 23 short stories. 8vo --9.5 In. Tall View more info

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Everything's Eventual: 14 Dark Tales

By: King, Stephen

Price: $11.55

Publisher: NY, Scribner: 2002

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 010161

ISBN: 0743235150

Condition: Near Fine


459 pp. Light wear, no markings. . Collection of 14 short stories, each with a short foreword or afterword by King. Size: 8vo -- 9.75 in Tall View more info