Welcome to this selection of my
Updated: February 11, 2010
Here are some truly great works from Ernest Hemingway, Pat Conroy, Michael
Chrichton, Stephen King, Jack London, and more...
Here you will find some excellent books at reasonable prices!
These books came from a small, personnel library, not a
large heavily-trafficked public library. Unless otherwise noted, all of these books are harcover and in very good to excellent condition.
On the endpapers, they have the usual library markings and loan card pockets. There are
index tags on the base of the spines. Except for the softcover edtions, all have had their
dustjackets covered with library-installed clear plastic
covers. Some of these covers are buffed from being moved off and on their
library shelves. Some look brand new. Some of these volumes are in such
excellent condition they look as if they've never been read! If you have any questions,
please send me an e-mail.
Jaws, Beast, and The
Girl of the Sea of Cortez
3 complete novels in one volume!
Alfred A. Knopf, NY 1993 Ninth printing. Literary Guild Main Selection. White dust jacket
with black silhouette of T-Rex skeleton. 400 pages.
Price: $14.95 Save $5.00! Buy with The Lost World
- get both for $24.90!
The Lost World
Alfred A. Knopf, NY 1995 First Trade Edition. Six years since the disaster at Jurassic
rumors that something has survived
White dust jacket with black
silhouette of T-Rex skeleton, jaws open, facing down. Endpaper illustrations of dinosaurs
and 3-d sketch of the island. 393 pages.
Price: $14.95 Save $5.00! Buy with Juassic Park -
get both for $24.90!
Alfred A. Knopf, NY 1997 First Edition Jurassic Park
and The Lost World - IN ONE VOLUME! Nice dj
with black and white print and illustration on orange-colored spine, raised title in
bright orange letters on dark gray front with black T-rex skeleton silhouette. 801 pages.
6½" x 9½"
CHRICHTON, Michael Sorry, it's been sold.
Alfred A. Knopf, NY. First trade edition. Three intrepid adventurers trek into the jungle
in search of the diamonds of the Lost City of Zinj. 347 pages. 6" x 8½".
A Case of Need
Published by Dutton, a division of Penguin Books USA. Winner
of the Edgar Award for Best Novel. Written by Chrichton under the name
JEFFREY HUDSON, published when Chrichton was 26 years old. Copyrighted by Jeffrey Hudson
in 1968. This Dutton edition published in 1993. Medical thriller - From the
dustjacket: "Was it muder? Was it horribly botched surgery - accidental
malpractice?Was it someone in the great Boston medical center violating the Hipporcaric
Oath? No one knows why the beautiful young daughter of an important medical family
bled to death on the operating table. But the doctor she helplessly trusted - a brilliant,
compassionate physician - is accused of murdering her. And as passions and protests
volcanically erupt, only one other doctor is willing to push his way through the
mysterious maze of medical data and shocking secrets to learn the turth about a surgical
procedure that may have killed her." 319 pages. 5¾" x 8¾".
CLARKE, Arthur C. Sorry, it's been sold
3001 - The Final Odyssey
The Prince of Tides
Houghton Mifflin 1986. Conroy's powerful novel about Tom Wingo, a high school football
coach from South Carolina who flies to New York to aid his twin sister, a prominent poet,
after her suicide attempt. With Susan Lowenstein, his sister's psychiatrist, Tom realizes
that trying to save his sister is perhaps his last chance to save himself. Brought
to the silver screen by and starring Barbra Streisand, also starring Nick Nolte as Tom.
567 pages. 6¼" x 9½".
Price: $19.95 Save $5.00! Buy with Beach Music - get both for $34.90!
Price: $19.95 Save $5.00! Buy with The Prince of Tides - get both for $34.90!
DOYLE, Sir Arthur Conan
The Illustrated Sherlock Holmes Treasury - Revised and
Avenel Books, NY 1984. Lavishly depicted with all the original illustrations by Sidney
Paget, plus others by George Hutchinson and Frank H. Townsend. Unabridged: Adventures
of Sherlock Holmes, Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, The Return of Sherlock Holmes, The Hound
of the Baskervilles, A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of the Four, The Adventure of Wisteria
Lodge, and The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans. 808 pages. 6¼" x
Gene Roddenberry - The Myth and The Man Behind Star Trek
The Horse Whisperer
Delacorte Press, NY 1995. 404 pages. 6¼" x 9½"
The World of the Short Story- A 20th Century
Avenel Books, NY. 1990. 62 stories from 16 countries. Included are works by Ernest
Hemingway, Somerset Maugham, Franz Kafka, William Faulkner, Jorge Luis Borges, V. S.
Pritchett, John Cheever, D. H. Lawrence, Saul Bellow, Truman Capote, John Updike, Margaret
Atwood, Alice Munro, and many more! 847 pages. 6¼" x 9½".
James Bond 007 - 5 Complete Novels:
Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever, Casino Royale, Live and Let Die,
and From Russia With Love
Complete and unabridged.
HEMINGWAY, Ernest Sorry, it's been sold
The Old Man and the Sea
Islands in the Stream
Charles Scribner's Sons 1970. Book-of-the-Month Club Selection. Price clipped. Small
tears and some abrasion on dust jacket. No plastic cover on dust jacket. Map of Cuba and
Bimini Islands on endpapers. 466 pages. . 6¼" x 9¼"
A Son of The Circus
Alfred A. Knopf Canada 1994. First Canadian Edition. Dr. Farrokh Darualla - an 59-year-old
India-born, Vienna educated Canadian orthopedic surgeon - periodically returns to Bombay,
where most of his patients are crippled children. 20 years ago, he was once the examining
physician of two murder victims in Goa. Now, 20 years later, he will be reacquainted with
the murderer. 633 pages. 6½" x 9½".
KING, Stephen Sorry, it's been sold
Storm of the Century
A Pocket Books original publication, First Printing 1999. An original screenplay
written by King expressly for television. Illustrated with photo stills from the
TV movie! Superb condition -- the spine not even bent from reading! Softcover 376 pages.
Approx 6¼" x 9¼"
Viking Penguin 1987 King's chilling tale of a writer saved and then made captive by a
woman who says, "I'm your number one fan!" 310 pages. 6¼" x 9½"
Viking 1994. 787 pages. 6¼" x 9½".
The complete and unabridged version!
Jack London - Illustrated (anthology)
Avenel Books, NY. Edited by Paul J. Horowitz. 83 illustrations by various artists. 40
short stories and three complete novels: The Call of the Wild, White Fang
and The Sea-Wolf. Unabridged. 761 pages. 6¼" x 9¼"
LONDON, Jack Sorry, it's been sold
The Collected Jack London (anthology)
Edited by Steven J. Kasdin. Barnes & Noble Books, NY 1992. 36 short stories, memoir
(two complete and unabridged books: Martin Eden, his autobiogaphical novel; and his
memoir, John Barleycorn). There are also 3 more complete novels: Call of the
Wild, White Fang, The Sea Wolf. 1061 pages. (Note: all the text is in
small type) 6¼" x 9½"
McINTYRE, Vonda N. (Hugo and Nebula Award-winning
STAR WARS: The Crystal Star
Charles NORDOFF & James HALL
The Bounty Trilogy - Mutiny on the Bounty, Men Against the Sea and Pitcairn's Island
In one volume! Little, Brown No year for edition specified, but was acquired by the
library in 1986. Illustrated in color with 12 reproduced beautiful paintings of N.
C. Wyeth. Some slight creasing of the plastic cover on the front, otherwise book is in
very good condition. 691 pages. 6¼" x 9¼".
ONDAATJE, Michael Sorry, it's been sold
The English Patient
McClelland & Stewart, Toronto 1993 Sixth printing.1992 winner of The Booker Pize and
the Governor General's Award. 307 pages.
Rich Man, Poor Man - Beggarman, Thief - Evening in
Byzantium - Nightwork
FOUR COMPLETE NOVELS in one volume! Avenel
Books, NY 1981 Complete and unabridged. 950 pages. 6¼" x 9¼" Price:
Encyclopedia of Skiing - Revised and Updated
Harper & Row, NY 1985. Edited by Richard Needham and the Editors of SKI Magazine.
Profusely illustrated with b&w photos and drawings. Covers The History of
Skiing, Ski Equipment, Principles of Skiing, Where to Ski, and Glossary, Lexicon, and Ski
Associations. 452 pages. 7¼" x 10½".
GODDESS: The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe
Macmillan, NY 1985. Compassionate portrayal of the real Marilyn. From the dj: "The
first and only documented biography of the star's haunting life, Goddess is
riveting, explosive, and deeply moving." Photo-illustrated. 415 pages. 6¼" x
The Official Guide to The X-Files
Fox TV series created by Chris Carter. The Truth is Out There.
HarperCollins Paperbacks 1995 First Printing. The exploits of two FBI Agents - Fox Mulder
(David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) - as they investigate cases that deal
with paranormal phenonmena. Includes Concept and Evolution (of the series), Behind the
Scenes, Making The X-Files, Pro-files, Three seasons of episode synopsis, X-philes,
Ratings, Reviews, Awards and Honors, and Character Dossiers. Illustrated with photo images
from the series. 277 pages. Approx 6" x 9". Softcover. The spine is not even
bent from reading!
War & Peace
Random House - The Modern Library edition. No year. Often called the greatest novel ever
written. 1136 pages. 5¾" x 8¼"
The Illustrated Mark Twain (anthology)
Edited with an Introduction by Roy Gasson New Orchard Editions, England no year First
published by Jupiter Books (London) Ltd. 1978. Anthology. Illustrated by various artists.
16 still photos from movies and productions made from Twain's works including Jackie
Coogan - Tom Sawyer (Paramount 1930) and Raquel Welch, Oliver Reed and Mark Lester
- The Prince and the Pauper (1977) Includes filmography and bibliography. 234
Illustrated Works of Mark Twain
Selections and an introduction by Michael Patrick Hearn. Avenel Books, NY. 1979.
"The only fully illustrated Mark Twain anthology"- 628 illustrations by various
artists. Two complete novels: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of
Huckleberry Finn. Selections from the best of his other novels, travel books and
sketches. 1232 pages. 6¼" x 9¼"