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Dreamland

By: Baker, Kevin

Price: $25.00  $22.50

Publisher: New York, NY, Harper Collins: 1999

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3911


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 author’s 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." View more info

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Dreamland

By: Baker, Kevin

Price: $40.00  $36.00

Publisher: NY, Harper Collins: 1999

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5276


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 author’s 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." View more info

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Paradise Alley

By: Baker, Kevin

Price: $40.00  $36.00

Publisher: NY, Harper Collins: 2002

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5353


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 cru... View more info

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Gramercy Park

By: Cohen, Paula

Price: $40.00  $36.00

Publisher: NY, St. Martin's Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3502


This copy has been SIGNED by Paula Cohen on the title page. The author’s 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. View more info

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Oscar Wilde Discovers America

By: Edwards, Louis

Price: $35.00  $31.50

Publisher: NY, Scribner: 2003

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3971


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." View more info

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Signal & Noise

By: Griesemer, John

Price: $35.00  $31.50

Publisher: NY, Picador: 2003

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4217


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 canv... View more info

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Hitler's Niece

By: Hansen, Ron

Price: $35.00  $31.50

Publisher: NY, Harper Collins: 1999

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4067


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. View more info

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Desperadoes

By: Hansen, Ron

Price: $145.00  $130.50

Publisher: NY, Knopf: 1979

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4073


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 ... View more info

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A Spectacle of Corruption

By: Liss, David

Price: $40.00  $36.00

Publisher: NY, Random House: 2004

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5352


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. View more info

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The Devil's Company

By: Liss, David

Price: $50.00  $45.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Random House: 2009

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8330


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 ... View more info

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Empress Orchid

By: Min, Anchee

Price: $55.00  $49.50

Publisher: Boston/New York, Houghton Mifflin: 2004

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6496


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. View more info

Amistad

By: Pesci, David

Price: $85.00  $76.50

Publisher: New York, New York, Marlowe & Company: 1997

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5555


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. View more info

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Valiant Ambition

By: Philbrick, Nathaniel

Price: $75.00  $67.50

Publisher: New York, New York, Viking: 2016

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7965


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 stori... View more info

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Dona Ines Vs. Oblivion

By: Torres, Ana Teresa

Price: $50.00  $45.00

Publisher: Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4474


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 ... View more info

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The Rifles

By: Vollmann, William T.

Price: $85.00  $76.50

Publisher: London, UK, Andre Deutsch: 1993

Edition: First U.K. Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5576


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. View more info