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Milton in America

By: Ackroyd, Peter

Price: $1.75

Publisher: London, East Sussex, United Kingdom, Mandarin: 1997

Book ID: SCW03821


BX3 - A trade paperback book in very good condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in monochrome illustrated dark brown wraps with very minor overall shelf wear plus some creasing of the front cover plus some light yellowing of the outside paper edges. A speculative fictional story in which John Milton, Cromwell's secretary, anticipating the King's return to London decides to flee England to join a Puritan settlement in New England. 277p. View more info

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After the War

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $1.75

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Alfred A. Knopf: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: SCW10559


BX2 - A hard cover first edition withdrawn ex-library book in good+ to very good- condition with a dust jacket in very good condition. Stated first edition with no additional printings indicated on the copyright page. A tight, clean, sound copy in black paper covered boards quarter bound in textured black paper with silver lettering and graphics on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear with the usual library stamps and label on the top outside paper edges, the fro... View more info

Winter Run

By: Ashcom, Robert L.

Price: $3.50

Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: SCW10132


BI4 - A tight, clean, sound copy with very minor overall shelf wear with some very, very light soiling on the top and bottom outside paper edges plus there are the usual library stamps and label on the top outside paper edges, the front free endpaper, and the title page. The dust jacket shows very minor overall shelf wear plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve. A novel about a boy growing u in rural Virginia in the late 1940s. The life is idyllic but he st... View more info

The Delight Makers

By: Bandelier, Adolf F.

Price: $1.75

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Harvest Book/Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc.: 1971

Book ID: SCW06673


CB6 - An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in color illustrated black wraps with minor overall shelf wear plus there is a very, very light bump to the front top left corner plus there is some yellowing of the paper plus there is some light scattered rubbing on the covers. A novel of prehistoric Pueblo Amerindian life. With an introduction by Stefan Jovanovich 490p. View more info

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Drummer Boy

By: Barton, Harry

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Vantage Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Book ID: EC20826BB


CM6 - A first edition hardcover book signed by the author in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has some wrinkling, crease, tears on the edges and corners, and light shelf wear. Book has wrinkling and crease on the top right corner of the first few pages and dent on the front bottom edge. A Novel of the American Civil War. View more info

Right from Wrong: A Novel

By: Bonner, Cindy

Price: $3.50

Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC, U.S.A., Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 1999

Book ID: SCW03699


BE3 - A first edition advance reading copy (ARC)/uncorrected proof book in very good+ condition with no dust jacket as issued (trade paperback). An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in light blue wraps with very minor overall shelf wear. A life story set against both the rolling hills of north Texas and the rooftops of Paris. It is about Texas farm families swept up in World War I and the devastation of the young men who fought it. 329p. View more info

Blue Ruin: A Novel of the 1919 World Series

By: Boyd, Brendan C.

Price: $1.75

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., HarperTrade: 1993

Book ID: SCW02450


BZ2 - A trade paperback book in very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps with minor overall wear plus some light creasing of the front and back covers. A strong but often funny look at the notorious 1919 world series and the culture of money, hypocrisy and corruption of the culture around it. America's premier sporting event was rigged by gamblers and the Chicago Black Sox players were banned from baseball for life. This is the author's first novel... View more info

The Stone Garden

By: Brooks, Bill

Price: $3.50

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Tom Doherty Associates, LLC: 2001

Book ID: SCW05711


BG1 - A first edition advance reading copy (ARC)/uncorrected proof book in very good+ condition with no dust jacket as issued (trade paperback). An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in light gray wraps with only very minor overall shelf wear. Sheriff Pat Garrett gives his old poker and whiskey buddy William H. Bonney his freedom with the promise that the young man will never return to New Mexico. Garrett believes that the fame of Billy the Kid will die out once word gets... View more info

Darktown Strutters: A Novel

By: Brown, Wesley

Price: $2.50

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Cane Hill Press: 1994

Book ID: SCW00354


CB5 - A trade paperback in near fine condition. An as new, unread, tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps. The story of Jim Crow, a remarkable black dancer, born in slavery, who performs in minstrel shows, South and North, during the furious times of pre- and post-Civil War America. His experiences, onstage and off, are a mix of applause with mob violence, of love and loss, played against the grim laughter of a black nation within a nation finding its way to an ever-elu... View more info

Turnaway

By: Browner, Jesse

Price: $2.00

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Villard Books/Random House: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: SCW07418


BH3 - A hard cover first edition withdrawn ex-library book in good+ condition with a dust jacket in very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in tan paper covered boards with gold lettering and graphics on the spine and a gold graphic on the front with monochrome pictoral map endpapers with minor overall shelf wear mainly in the form of some very light edge wear on the bottom board edges plus there is some light fading along the top and bottom board edges plus th... View more info

O Pioneers!

By: Cather, Willa

Price: $1.75

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts, USA, Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin Company: 1997

Book ID: SCW07294


BC5 - A trade paperback book in very good condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in black and white photo illustrated wraps with very minor overall shelf wear plus there is some very light yellowing on the outside paper edges. A classic of American literature protraying the spirit and courage of frontier life on the plains thr suthot had known in her youth. By the author of "A Lost Lady," "Lucy Gayheart," "My Antonia," "My Mortal Enemy," &#... View more info

Susannah Morrow

By: Chance, Megan

Price: $2.50

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Warner Books Inc.: 2002

Book ID: SCW06395


BG4 - A first edition advance reading copy/uncorrected proof book in very good condition with no dust jacket as issued (trade paperback). An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps with very minor overall shelf wear plus there is some light creasing on the front cover at the bottom right corner. A historical romance set during the period of the Salem witch trials. The main character is a man who finds himself in love with both an accuser and one of the accused du... View more info

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Falling Angels

By: Chevalier, Tracy

Price: $1.75

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Plume Books/Penguin Group: 2002

Book ID: SCW10807


CE5 - A trade paperback book in very good condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps with very minor overall shelf wear. A novel set in the early years of the twentieth century and which follows the fortunes of two families. The focus is on the interwoven relationships of wives and husbands, friends and lovers, masters and servants, and a gravedigger's son. By the author of "Girl with a Pearl Earring." Acknowledgments, 324p. View more info

The Green Age of Asher Witherow

By: Cunningham, M. Allen

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, Unbridled Books: 2004

Book ID: SCW12108


CG4 - A first edition advance reading copy (ARC)/uncorrected proof book in very good+ condition with no dust jacket as issued (trade paperback). An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps with very minor overall shelf wear with some very, very light overall rubbing of the covers. A historical novel set in 1860s and 1870s California, in a coal mining town of immigrant Welsh miners. This is the author's first novel. 275p. View more info

Fatal Light

By: Currey, Richard

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Penguin Books Canada, Limited: 1989

Book ID: SCW03744


CE2 - A trade paperback book in very good condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in black and white photo illustrated white wraps with minor overall wear plus some yellowing of the top outside paper edges. The story of a young man who leaves his sleepy West Virginia hometown to the chaotic brutality of the Vietnam War. By the author of "Crossing Over," "Lost Highway," "Medicine for Sale," "Rio Grande," and "The Wars of Heaven." 195p... View more info

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The Persian Pickle Club

By: Dallas, Sandra

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Griffin: 1996

Edition: 2nd Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Book ID: SCW02290


BD3 - A 2nd printing paperback book SIGNED by author in very good condition that has some bumped corners, wrinkling, crease and light stains, previous owner's name written on the back of the front cover, light discoloration and shelf wear. A tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps with only very minor overall shelf wear. A story set in 1930s small town Kansas. The hard times have hit hard with the crops burning up and no jobs to be found. A young farm wife finds relief i... View more info

The Wire-Cutters

By: Davis, M. E. M.

Price: $3.50

Publisher: College Station, Texas, USA, Texas A & M University Press: 1997

Edition: Reprint Edition

Book ID: SCW13027


BI4 - A trade paperback book in very good- condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in color illustrated white and red wraps with very minor overall shelf wear with a bookstore price in red ink at the top left corner of the front cover. A noted early Western, oroignally publoished in 1899. It is a story based on the fence-cutting war waged against ranchers by cattlement whose herds were cut off from water. With an introduction by Lou Halsell Rodenberger. 373p. View more info

Funny Papers

By: De Haven, Tom

Price: $2.00

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Penguin Books: 1986

Book ID: SCW08177


CE2 - A trade paperback book in very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in color illustrated white wraps with very minor overall shelf wear mainly in the form of some light yellowing of the paper edges This is a title in the publisher's American Fiction series. A novel about the ferocious rivalry between the Pulitzer and Hearst newspapers in 1890s New York City. By the author of "Freaks' Amour" and "Jersey Luck." 368p. View more info

The Year of the Zinc Penny: A Novel

By: DeMarinis, Rick

Price: $1.75

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, HarperCollins Publishers: 1990

Book ID: SCW03654


BI6 - A trade paperback withdrawn ex-library book in very good condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in color illustrated tan wraps with very minor overall shelf wear plus the usual library marks, stamp, and pocket on the front and back endpapers and title page plus a remainder mark on the bottom outside paper edges plus some very light yellowing of the outside paper edges. A bittersweet novel about a boy's growing up in Los Angeles during World War II and 1943 specifica... View more info

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The Summer We Got Saved

By: Devoto, Pat Cunningham

Price: $3.50

Publisher: New York, Warner Books Inc.: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: EC13644BB


BU4 - DJ has light shelf wear otherwise fine. Book has a few dog-eared pages, some light scuffing on the bottom, and light shelf wear otherwise very good. View more info