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  • Allyn, Doug.
    THE CHEERIO KILLINGS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1989) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel (although he had already won several awards for his short stories) introducing Hispanic homicide detective Lupe Garcia. Set in Detroit's music world, one Allyn knows well as a co-leader for a Midwest rock group. SIGNED on the title page. Laid in is a brief typed, signed letter to collector Larry Owens. 252 pp. ISBN: 0-312033028.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82087
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  • Allyn, Doug.
    MOTOWN UNDERGROUND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1993) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second novel in this interesting series by this Edgar award winning writer featuring Detroit cop Lupe Garcia. Kirkus Reviews called this a "carnage caper - heavy on sex, ammo, showdowns, and car chases." SIGNED and dated opposite the title page. 233 pp. ISBN: 0-312088515.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82083
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  • ICEWATER MANSIONS. by Allyn, Doug.
    Allyn, Doug.
    ICEWATER MANSIONS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1995) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery introducing Michelle "Mitch" Mitchell, deep sea diver and marine oilfield construction worker and single mother, who returns to Northern Michigan upon the death of her father, leaving behind her diving work in the Gulf of Mexico. After she takes over running the combination dive shop and bar-restaurant, she begins to discover that maybe her father's death was not an accident after all. SIGNED on the title page. An interesting new series by this Edgar award winning author. 247 pp. ISBN: 0-312118295.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82080
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  • MY HOLOCAUST SONGS. by Heyen, William.
    Heyen, William.
    MY HOLOCAUST SONGS.

    Edition: Limited, signed first edition.

    Concord, New Hampshire: William B. Ewert, Publisher, 1980. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Illustrated with a wood engraving by Michael McCurdy on the front cover and title page. Quarter bound in navy leather over light blue boards. One of only 30 deluxe copies, numbered in Roman numerals, and printed on Mohawk Supefine (out of a total edition of 180 copies). SIGNED by both Heyen and McCurdy. These copies also include the collection's final poem, 'This Night' in holograph opposite the title page. 20 pp plus colophon.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 82075
    Keywords: fine press, Poetry
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  • THE SWASTIKA POEMS. by Heyen, William.
    Heyen, William.
    THE SWASTIKA POEMS.

    Edition: Limited, signed first edition.

    New York: The Vanguard Press, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His third collection of poetry and one of his most important. In this he looks at his heritage as an American born son of a German immigrant, one whose relatives were fighting for Germany duing World War II, and at the horrors of the Holocaust. One of only 50 numbered and SIGNED copies out of a total edition of 3500 copies. Notes. 82 pp. ISBN: 0-814907806.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket in a fine slipcase.

    Book ID: 82071
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  • THE FOURTH BEAR: An Investigation with the Nursery Crime Division. by Fforde, Jasper.
    Fforde, Jasper.
    THE FOURTH BEAR: An Investigation with the Nursery Crime Division.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Viking, (2006.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second book in this series featuring Jack Spratt, investigator, family man, and head of the nursery crime division. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 378 pp. plus 3 "ads." Promotional postcard laid in. ISBN: 0-340835710.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82065
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  • THE BIG OVER EASY: A Nursery Crime. by Fforde, Jasper.
    Fforde, Jasper.
    THE BIG OVER EASY: A Nursery Crime.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Viking, (2005.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first book in a new series featuring Jack Spratt, investigator, family man, and head of the nursery crime division. SIGNED on the title page. 383 pp. Promotional postcard laid in. ISBN: 0-670-034231.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 82064
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  • Thursday Next in LOST IN A GOOD BOOK. by Fforde, Jasper.
    Fforde, Jasper.
    Thursday Next in LOST IN A GOOD BOOK.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Viking Penguin, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An eccentric and clever bibliomystery - the second featuring Special Operative Thursday Next, a literary detective, whose job is to keep characters in books from being stolen. Set in "1985 Great Britain where time travel is routine, cloning is reality and literature is taken very, very seriously." SIGNED on the title page, Color plate. Winner of the Dilys Award. 399 pp. ISBN: 0-670-031909.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82061
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  • BIRDS OF A FEATHER. by Winspear, Jacqueline.
    Winspear, Jacqueline.
    BIRDS OF A FEATHER.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: SOHO Press, (2004.). SIGNED first edition - The second book in this highly praised series, set in 1930 in an England still suffering from the effects of the Great War. Maisie, who has journeyed from a 13 year housemaid to a student at Cambridge and a nurse in the war, has now set up on her own as a private investigator. SIGNED on the title page. Winner of the Agatha award. 311 pp.

    Condition: Fine in shiny foil covers. A rather uncommon advance issue, especially in this condition.

    Book ID: 82060
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  • THE CLEANER, THE DECEIVED, SHADOW OF BETRAYAL (3 book set). by Battles, Brett.
    Battles, Brett.
    THE CLEANER, THE DECEIVED, SHADOW OF BETRAYAL (3 book set).

    Edition: First printings.

    New York: Delacorte, (2007, 2008, 2009). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first three novels, featuring Jonathan Quinn, "a freelancer working for 'the Office', a shadowy criminal organization. His job is to clean up crime scenes - dispose of bodies, wipe away prints, anything to help them get away with it." Each is SIGNED on the title page. The first in the series, The Cleaner, was nominated for both a Barry Award and a Shamus award. 353, 358 and 393 pp. ISBN: 978-0440243700.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 82053
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  • THE CLEANER. by Battles, Brett.
    Battles, Brett.
    THE CLEANER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, (2007). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first crime novel, introducing Jonathan Quinn, "a freelancer working for 'the Office', a shadowy criminal organization. His job is to clean up crime scenes - dispose of bodies, wipe away prints, anything to help them get away with it. His latest job seems simple enough: investigate a suspicious case of arson. Until the moment a dead body turns up where it doesn't belong, and Quinn's Office handlers go strangely silent. The Office is under threat, and someone wants him dead." SIGNED on the title page. Nominated for both a Barry Award and a Shamus award. 353 pp. ISBN: 978-0440243700.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 82050
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  • THE GOOD ASSASSIN. by Vidich, Paul.
    Vidich, Paul.
    THE GOOD ASSASSIN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atria / Emily Bestler Books, (2017) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's second espionage novel, set in Washington, DC in 1958, in the final days of Batista's regime in Cuba. Based on the life of William Morgan, an American who fought for Castro until he was accused of being a CIA spy and executed in 1961. SIGNED on the title page. 275 pp. ISBN: 978-1501110382.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 82049
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  • AN HONORABLE MAN. by Vidich, Paul.
    Vidich, Paul.
    AN HONORABLE MAN.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Atria / Emily Bestler Books, (2016). SIGNED first edition - The author's first novel, named one of Publishers Weekly Top Ten Mysteries & Thrillers of Spring 2016. Set in Washington, DC in 1953, when the Cold War is heating up, McCarthyism is raging - and the CIA has a double agent in its midst. Joseph Kanon described this as "Cold War spy fiction in the grand tradition - neatly plotted betrayals in that shadow world where no one can be trusted and agents are haunted by their own moral compromises." Based on the life of James Speyer Kronthal. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 278 pp. ISBN: .

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. An uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 82048
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  • AN HONORABLE MAN. by Vidich, Paul.
    Vidich, Paul.
    AN HONORABLE MAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atria / Emily Bestler Books, (2016) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, named one of Publishers Weekly Top Ten Mysteries & Thrillers of Spring 2016. Set in Washington, DC in 1953, when the Cold War is heating up, McCarthyism is raging - and the CIA has a double agent in its midst. Joseph Kanon described this as "Cold War spy fiction in the grand tradition - neatly plotted betrayals in that shadow world where no one can be trusted and agents are haunted by their own moral compromises." Based on the life of James Speyer Kronthal. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 278 pp. ISBN: 978-1501110382.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 82047
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  • SLATEWIPER. by Perdue, Louis.
    Perdue, Louis.
    SLATEWIPER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Forge / Tom Doherty Associates, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Thriller featuring Lara Blackwood, a genetic engineering entrepreneur. When she receives a call from an old college friend asking her help in solving a ghastly epidemic in Tokyo, she agrees to help and, with a single phone call, sets in motion a chain of death and mayhem stretching from San Francisco to Washington, D.C., Amsterdam, and Japan. SIGNED on the title page with the words "Watch Your Back" and dated in the year of publication. Author's note. 367` pp. ISBN: 0-312-301113.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82045
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  • DAUGHTER OF GOD. by Perdue, Louis.
    Perdue, Louis.
    DAUGHTER OF GOD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Forge / Tom Doherty Associates, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "The Nazi plunder of Europe's art and antiquities during WWII sets the stage for a thriller spun around a religious coverup so devastating it could topple the Vatican and crush Western religion. A dying, repentant Nazi, Willi Max, calls renowned American art broker/historian Zoe Ridgeway, to Switzerland, where he reveals his cache of looted treasure, hiring her to catalogue and return it to the owners or heirs. Shortly after she tells her husband, Seth--an ex-L.A. cop turned comparative religion professor at UCLA--about the exciting job, she is kidnapped from their Zurich hotel room." Perdue was sued by Random House when he claimed that Brown's Da…

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    New York: Forge / Tom Doherty Associates, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "The Nazi plunder of Europe's art and antiquities during WWII sets the stage for a thriller spun around a religious coverup so devastating it could topple the Vatican and crush Western religion. A dying, repentant Nazi, Willi Max, calls renowned American art broker/historian Zoe Ridgeway, to Switzerland, where he reveals his cache of looted treasure, hiring her to catalogue and return it to the owners or heirs. Shortly after she tells her husband, Seth--an ex-L.A. cop turned comparative religion professor at UCLA--about the exciting job, she is kidnapped from their Zurich hotel room." Perdue was sued by Random House when he claimed that Brown's Da Vinci Code plagairized two of his books. He lost the case, but did not have to pay their legal fees. SIGNED on the title page with the words "Watch Your Back." Author's note. 320 pp. ISBN: 0-312-890745.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82043
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  • THE EDGE OF RAVEN POOL. by Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    THE EDGE OF RAVEN POOL.

    Edition: First or early printing.

    New York: The Century Co., (1924.). Hardcover - Classic Seaman tale of a house with many mysteries - in this book, set around 1910, and featuring two young girls, one from New York and her Southern cousin, the mysteries are rooted in the years right after the Civil War. Set in Georgia - in Savannah and on an old antebellum planation near the coast. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 3 glossy inserted plates by Harold Sichel. Wonderfully atmospheric illustration on the front cover in black and deep blue with a gold moon rising, a moss-hung tree standing guard over a small pool. 242 pp.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated boards (previous owner's name in pencil dated 1928)

    Book ID: 82037
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  • LIGHTNING THIEF: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1. by Riordan, Rick
    Riordan, Rick
    LIGHTNING THIEF: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1.

    Edition: Trade paperback, later printing.

    New York: Disney / Hyperion, (2006). SIGNED - The first book in Riordan's extremely popular series, basis for the film of the same name. SIGNED on the title page and uncommon thus. ISBN: 378-0786838653.

    Condition: Very good (crease to lower corner of front cover. usual toning to pages)

    Book ID: 82036
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  • HARD EVIDENCE. by Lescroart, John T.
    Lescroart, John T.
    HARD EVIDENCE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Donald I. Fine, Inc., 1993. SIGNED first edition - Lescroart's sixth novel, a courtroom suspense story, and the third featuring San Francisco's Assistant DA Dismas Hardy, but surprisingly uncommon both in the first edition and as an advance issue. SIGNED on the title page. 478 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (crease to lower corner of rear cover, else fine).

    Book ID: 82027
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  • SAW RED. by Truluck, Bob.
    Truluck, Bob.
    SAW RED.

    Edition: Limited, signed first edition.

    Tucson: Dennis McMillan Publications, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second novel in the award-winning series featuring PI Duncan Sloan, set in Orlando, Florida. Letter TT out of 104 hand lettered copies and sound copies, bound in quarter morrocco leather with handmade paper covered boards (the total edition was just 1104 copies). SIGNED by the author on the limitation page. 220 pp. Interior art and dust jacket by Michael Kellner. ISBN: 0-939767465.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket in a very near fine black publisher's slipcase (2 small nicks to edge of slipcase).

    Book ID: 82020
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  • THE WOMEN. by Boyle, T. Coraghesson (T.C).
    Boyle, T. Coraghesson (T.C).
    THE WOMEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (2009) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel based on the colorful and outlandish life of architect William Lloyd Wright as seen through the eyes of four women - three wives and one mistress - who loved him. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 451 pp. ISBN: 978-0670020416.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82017
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  • THE WOMEN. by Boyle, T. Coraghesson (T.C).
    Boyle, T. Coraghesson (T.C).
    THE WOMEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (2009) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel based on the colorful and outlandish life of architect William Lloyd Wright as seen through the eyes of four women - three wives and one mistress - who loved him. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Review copy with publisher's material laid in. 451 pp. ISBN: 978-0670020416.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82016
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  • THE ROAD TO WELLVILLE. by Boyle, T. Coraghessan.
    Boyle, T. Coraghessan.
    THE ROAD TO WELLVILLE.

    Edition: First thus- a boxed trade paperback.

    New York: Penguin, (1994). SIGNED - Novel set in 1907, in Battle Creek, Michigan, where Kellogg (the inventor of the cornflake) has built his 'Temple of Health.' Packaged in a unique "cereal box" designed by Paul Buckley which lists the first ingredient as "enriched humor." SIGNED on the front of the box by Boyle. Box is still sealed and unopened, but assumed first trade paperback printing. Basis of the movie of the same name. ISBN: 0-140167188.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 82015
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  • THE TERRANAUTS. by Boyle, T. Coraghessan.
    Boyle, T. Coraghessan.
    THE TERRANAUTS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ecco Press (Harper Collins) (2016) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A provocative new novel by this award-winning writer "It is 1994, and in the desert near Tillman, Arizona, forty miles from Tucson, a grand experiment involving the future of humanity is underway. As climate change threatens the earth, eight scientists, four men and four women dubbed the "Terranauts," have been selected to live under glass in E2, a prototype of a possible off-earth colony. " SIGNED on the title page. 508 pp. ISBN: 978-0062349408.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82014
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  • LABRADOR. by Davis, Kathryn.
    Davis, Kathryn.
    LABRADOR.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Bodley Head, (1989). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a story "of two sisters and the ambiguous, sometimes destructive ties that bind them . . . Willie, the elder, is beautiful and wayward. Kitty, the younger, is a loner whose only means of escaping the bewitching influence of her sister is to follow her grandfather to his home in Labrador." A New York Times Notable Book and the winner of the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for Fiction. SIGNED on the title page. 225 pp. ISBN: 0-370312414.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82012
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  • THE WIDOWER'S TALE. by Glass, Julia.
    Glass, Julia.
    THE WIDOWER'S TALE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (2010) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Fourth novel by this award-winning author (her first novel, "Three Junes," won the National Book Award) - the story of a 70 year old man, a widower for 30 years, who is settling happily into retirement at his historic farmhouse outside Boston, until he starts to re-examine his solitary life and detachment from those around him. SIGNED on the title page. 402 pp. ISBN: 978-0307377920.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 82010
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  • THE WHOLE WORLD OVER. by Glass, Julia.
    Glass, Julia.
    THE WHOLE WORLD OVER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (2006.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second novel by this award-winning author (her first won the National Book Award.) SIGNED on the title page. 512 pp. ISBN: 0-375-422749.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82009
    Keywords: Women Authors
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  • SHATTERED. by Francis, Dick. (1920-2010)
    Francis, Dick. (1920-2010)
    SHATTERED.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Michael Joseph, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery combining glass-blowing with the world of racing by this award winning writer. He is, so far, the only mystery novelist to win the Edgar three times, and received the Diamond Dagger lifetime achievement award and the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master award. Not only does he know the world of racing intimately as a former championship jump jockey, he thoroughly researches the other occupations of his protagonists. SIGNED on the title page. 272 pp. ISBN: 0-718144538.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 82001
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  • BLOODCHILD AND OTHER STORIES. by Butler, Octavia.
    Butler, Octavia.
    BLOODCHILD AND OTHER STORIES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Four Walls, Eight Windows, (1995) dj. Hardcover first edition - Collection of all the shorter works of Butler - including the title story - a novella which won both the Hugo and Nebula awards, her Hugo award winning short story "Speech Sounds" and 2 essays. The year this was published - 1995 - was the year in which Butler received the MacArthur "genius" award - the first science fiction writer to be so honored. 144 pp. ISBN: 1-56858-055x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81997
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  • THE LADY OF THE HOUSE: The Autobiography of Sally Stanford. by Stanford, Sally
    Stanford, Sally
    THE LADY OF THE HOUSE: The Autobiography of Sally Stanford.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1966) dj. Hardcover - A humorous and somewhat scandalous autobiography by the famous San Francisco madame, who made history when she ran for office in Sausolito. This dustjacket has a very unflattering photograph of Stanford on the back, one which was apparently replaced on later printings. 255 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a good dustjacket (bookplate, price-clipped, some tears to the dj, chipping at top of dj spine, but overall a clean and tight copy.)

    Book ID: 81995
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  • SQUANDERING THE BLUE. by Braverman, Kate.
    Braverman, Kate.
    SQUANDERING THE BLUE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Fawcett Columbine (Ballantine), (1990) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - First collection of short stories by this poet and novelist - a twelve story cycle which chronicles the lives of several Los Angeles women. SIGNED on the title page. 241 pp. ISBN: 0-449-905519.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81990
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  • IN AMERICA. by Sontag, Susan.
    Sontag, Susan.
    IN AMERICA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A "kaleidoscopic portrait of America on the brink of modernity." Winner of The National Book Award, and Sontag's last novel. SIGNED on the title page. 387 pp. ISBN: 0-374-175403.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81989
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  • THE GIRL WHO TROD ON A LOAF. by Davis, Kathryn.
    Davis, Kathryn.
    THE GIRL WHO TROD ON A LOAF.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her second novel (the first - 'Labrador' won the Kafka Prize.). The title refers to a Danish folktale, retold by Hans Christian Andersen, about a willful girl who steps on a loaf of bread intended as a gift, rather than get her shoes muddy. SIGNED on the title page. Small octavo. 400 pp. ISBN: 0-679414258.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81988
    Keywords: denmark, Women Authors
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  • THREE JUNES. by Glass, Julia.
    Glass, Julia.
    THREE JUNES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's critically acclaimed debut novel, which was the surprise winner of the 2002 National Book Award. SIGNED on the title page. Dust jacket praise from Richard Russo, John Casey and Michael Cunningham ('almost threatens to burst with all the life it contains... it's extraordinary.') Review copy with publisher's material laid in. 353 pp. ISBN: 0-375421440.

    Condition: Fine in a fine first issue dustjacket (the uncommon true first printing with the correct ISBN in both the book and on the dust jacket.)

    Book ID: 81987
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  • THREE JUNES. by Glass, Julia.
    Glass, Julia.
    THREE JUNES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's critically acclaimed debut novel, which was the surprise winner of the 2002 National Book Award. SIGNED on the title page. Dust jacket praise from Richard Russo, John Casey and Michael Cunningham ('almost threatens to burst with all the life it contains... it's extraordinary.') 353 pp. ISBN: 0-375421440.

    Condition: Fine in a fine first issue dustjacket (the uncommon true first printing with the correct ISBN in both the book and on the dust jacket.)

    Book ID: 81986
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  • I SEE YOU EVERYWHERE. by Glass, Julia.
    Glass, Julia.
    I SEE YOU EVERYWHERE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Third novel by this award-winning author (her first won the National Book Award) - told in alternating voices, this is the story of two sisters over 25 years. SIGNED on the title page. Review copy with publisher's material laid in. 287 pp. ISBN: 978-0375422751.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81984
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  • A FINE SUMMER'S DAY: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery. by Todd, Charles.
    Todd, Charles.
    A FINE SUMMER'S DAY: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2015). SIGNED first edition - A prequel to Inspector Ian Rutledge mystery series - this is set in the months leading up to the Great War, when Ian was not only new to the police but he is also recently engaged. A highly recommended series of historical mysteries. ("Charles Todd" is the mother/son writing team of Caroline and Charles Todd.) 358 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 81983
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  • DREAM POLICE: Selected Poems 1969 - 1993. by Cooper, Dennis.
    Cooper, Dennis.
    DREAM POLICE: Selected Poems 1969 - 1993.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grove Press, (1995). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A selection of the best poems from this critically acclaimed gay writer's five previous collections, as well as several new poems. SIGNED on the title page. 134 pp. ISBN: 0-802115691.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81981
    Keywords: gay and lesbian, Poetry
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  • DUEL OF EAGLES: The Mexican and U.S. Fight for the Alamo. by Long, Jeff.
    Long, Jeff.
    DUEL OF EAGLES: The Mexican and U.S. Fight for the Alamo.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, (1990) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A controversial account of one of the best known battles in the US - James Michener calls it a "remarkable contribution to Texas history" and in its review, Publishers Weekly calls it a "dramatic revisionist look at the 1835-1836 war for Texan independence" and notes that "Long states bluntly that the 'so-called Texas Revolution was designed only to wrench a huge chunk of Mexican territory free of Mexican control long enough for the United States to annex it.'. . The book emphasizes the white revolutionaries' racist contempt for and brutalization of the indigenous population, and the savagery on both sides during the military engagements at Gonzales, the…

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    New York: William H. Morrow, (1990) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A controversial account of one of the best known battles in the US - James Michener calls it a "remarkable contribution to Texas history" and in its review, Publishers Weekly calls it a "dramatic revisionist look at the 1835-1836 war for Texan independence" and notes that "Long states bluntly that the 'so-called Texas Revolution was designed only to wrench a huge chunk of Mexican territory free of Mexican control long enough for the United States to annex it.'. . The book emphasizes the white revolutionaries' racist contempt for and brutalization of the indigenous population, and the savagery on both sides during the military engagements at Gonzales, the Alamo, Goliad and the decisive victory over Santa Anna's forces at San Jacinto. Sweeping aside stock legends of the war, Long roasts several famed figures, including Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie. . . Sam Houston shows up as both an alcoholic and an opium addict. Texans will be outraged. Others are likely to enjoy this brazen debunking of sacred local myths." SIGNED on the title page. Photographs. Extensive notes, bibliography, index. 431 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-688072526.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (price-clipped)

    Book ID: 81980
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  • NIAGARA FALLS ALL OVER AGAIN. by McCracken, Elizabeth
    McCracken, Elizabeth
    NIAGARA FALLS ALL OVER AGAIN.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Dial Press, (2001). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Highly praised author's second novel, third book, the story of the 'flawed passionate friendship' between two halves of a comedy team, spanning 30 years from the waning days of vaudeville to the golden age of Hollywood. SIGNED on the title page. 308 pp.

    Condition: Fine in printed cream colored wrappers. Full color cover art bound in. Card with compliments of Dial Press laid in.

    Book ID: 81976
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  • COYOTE. by Gadol, Peter.
    Gadol, Peter.
    COYOTE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Crown, (1990) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a story of a mysterious ashram in the Southwestern US desert, and of a long man, a loner, who meets up with a woman journalist, another loner. A story of discovery, love and a little magic, described by Christopher Bram as 'ambitious, yet goofily friendly.' SIGNED on the title pagel 311 pp. ISBN: 0-517-575493.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81973
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  • POINT COUNTER POINT. by Huxley, Aldous.
    Huxley, Aldous.
    POINT COUNTER POINT.

    Edition: First American edition.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1928. dj. Hardcover first edition - Huxley's longest and most complex novel, A story of 1920s intellectual life in which the characters are based on artists, politicians, and socialites of the time including D. H. Lawrence, Katherine Mansfield, Nancy Cunard, and John Middleton Murray. Included in the Modern Library's 100 Best English-language novels of the 20th century. Basis for a BBC television series in 1968. First edition stated on copyright page, with Doubleday device, date of 1928 on title page. Very pale green cross-hatched endpapers. 432 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in red cloth with red tinting to the top edge - spine is slightly faded and creased, label is very faded, but this is straight, clean and sturdy copy

    Book ID: 81972
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  • 32 CADILLACS. by Gores, Joe (1931-2011)
    Gores, Joe (1931-2011)
    32 CADILLACS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Mysterious Press, (1992.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A DKA File novel - like Ed McBain, Gores uses an entire team of sleuths - the investigators of the Daniel Kearny Associates - in his gritty realistic novels. One review described the 'private-eye procedural as Gores' specialty, maybe his invention.' SIGNED on the title page and INSCRIBED on the half title page to the late Oklahoma collector, Larry Owens. The comments fill the entire page and describes his working with a director and a producer to try and get a film version. 338 pp. ISBN: 0-892962984.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81968
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  • DEAD MAN. by Gores, Joe.
    Gores, Joe.
    DEAD MAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Mysterious Press, 1993. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A thriller that ranges from Northern California to the Louisiana bayous. When Eddie Dain's life is blown up, he returns as a "dead man" - dead to joy, dead to his past, as he hires himself out as a hitman. SIGNED on the title page and INSCRIBED on the half title page to the late Oklahoma collector Larry Owens - a long inscription which fills the whole page and starts out "I don't know if I told you the herpetologist story about this book . . . ". 260 pp. ISBN: 0-89296-541x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81966
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  • DEAD SKIP. by Gores, Joe.
    Gores, Joe.
    DEAD SKIP.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1972) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first mystery in the DKA File series. INSCRIBED by Gores to late Oklahoma collector, Larry Owens on the title page with a long and informative inscription that begins: "Skip is the first DKA and the most procedural. Except for the murders and the attack on Bart Haslip, it's almost exactly a replay of real life. . . " He then goes on to suggest comparing several pages to a Don Westlake novel to see something they dreamed up "one boozy night in 1971.". ISBN: 0-394481577.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dust jacket (hint of spine slant.)

    Book ID: 81965
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  • SERPENT GATE. by McGarrity, Michael.
    McGarrity, Michael.
    SERPENT GATE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner, (1998.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery novel featuring former rancher and now deputy chief of the New Mexico state police, Kevin Kerney. Third novel in this highly praised series. SIGNED on the title page. 287 pp. ISBN: 0-684-850761.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 81964
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  • THE ANGEL OF DARKNESS. by Carr, Caleb.
    Carr, Caleb.
    THE ANGEL OF DARKNESS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1996) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second novel featuring forensic pychiatrist Dr. Lazlo Kreizler (from 'The Alienist') but this time the mystery is told by former street urchin Stevie Taggert. Set in the late 19th century. SIGNED on the title page. 629 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-679-435328.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (top of spine pushed)

    Book ID: 81963
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  • THE PRINCESS IN BLACK. by Hale, Shannon and Dean Hale; illustrated by LeUyen Pham.
    Hale, Shannon and Dean Hale; illustrated by LeUyen Pham.
    THE PRINCESS IN BLACK.

    Edition: First printing.

    Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press, (2014) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first book in this popular series of beginning chapterbooks, featuring Princess Magnolia - who is also the Princess in Black when danger threatens. Illustrated in full color throughout. SIGNED on the front endpaper by LeUyen Pham, the illustrator with an original drawing of a masked Princess Magnolia. 90 pp. ISBN: 978-0763665104.

    Condition: Fine in glossy black boards in a fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81959
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  • JOHN GOFFE'S MILL. by Woodbury, George.
    Woodbury, George.
    JOHN GOFFE'S MILL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (1948) dj. SIGNED postcard, hardcover first edition - In the late 1930s an archaeologist at Harvard and his statistician wife left academia to make a life for themselves on the brookside New Hampshire property that had been in the professor's family for two centuries. All that remained at the time was a farmhouse badly in need of repairs and a fallen-down water-mill, originally built by his ancestor John Goffe in the 1700s. Shortly after they arrived the 1938 hurricane devastated their small wood lot. Nevertheless, with the help of local artisans, they learned first saw-milling, then grain-milling, lathe-turning and finally country furniture-making. A story of a way of life disappearing even back then, told with charm…

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    New York: Norton, (1948) dj. SIGNED postcard, hardcover first edition - In the late 1930s an archaeologist at Harvard and his statistician wife left academia to make a life for themselves on the brookside New Hampshire property that had been in the professor's family for two centuries. All that remained at the time was a farmhouse badly in need of repairs and a fallen-down water-mill, originally built by his ancestor John Goffe in the 1700s. Shortly after they arrived the 1938 hurricane devastated their small wood lot. Nevertheless, with the help of local artisans, they learned first saw-milling, then grain-milling, lathe-turning and finally country furniture-making. A story of a way of life disappearing even back then, told with charm and humor. Illustrated with drawings by Arthur Conrad. Laid in is a typed SIGNED postcard from Woodbury showing the restored mill. 245 pp.

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    Condition: Good condition overall in a poor example of the scarce dustjacket. Some offsetting and foxing to the endpapers and edges of textblock, corners slightly . some spots to the covers. The dust jacket and the flaps are in separate pieces and missing the spine portion entirely. The postcard is in good condition.

    Book ID: 81944
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  • THE FORSAKEN. by Atkins, Ace
    Atkins, Ace
    THE FORSAKEN.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Putnam, (2014). SIGNED first edition - The fourth novel in the highly praised series featuring Quinn Colson, former Army Ranger, and Sheriff of Tibbehah County, Mississippi, which is recovering from a tornado that ripped through the town of Jericho, and also still dealing with events from more than 30 years ago when two young girls were assaulted and one was killed and a black man was lynched, SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. An upcoming HBO series will be based on these Colson novels. 446 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers. Promotional material laid in.

    Book ID: 81942
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  • WILD CHILD: Stories. by Boyle, T. Coraghessen (T. C.)
    Boyle, T. Coraghessen (T. C.)
    WILD CHILD: Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (2010). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of fourteen short stories which "showcase the mischievous humor and socially conscious sensibility that have made him one of the most acclaimed writers of our time." The long title story is an imaginative retelling of the story of a feral boy who was "captured" in Napleonic France. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 304 pp. ISBN: 978-0670021420.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81941
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  • WILD CHILD: Stories. by Boyle, T. Coraghessen (T. C.)
    Boyle, T. Coraghessen (T. C.)
    WILD CHILD: Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (2010). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of fourteen short stories which "showcase the mischievous humor and socially conscious sensibility that have made him one of the most acclaimed writers of our time." The long title story is an imaginative retelling of the story of a feral boy who was "captured" in Napleonic France. SIGNED on the title page. 304 pp. ISBN: 978-0670021420.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81940
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  • WATER MUSIC. by Boyle, T. Coraghessan.
    Boyle, T. Coraghessan.
    WATER MUSIC.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., (1982) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Follow the adventures of Ned Rise, thief and whoremaster, and Mungo Park, explorer, through London's seamy gutters and Scotland's scenic highlands - to their grand meeting in the heart of darkest Africa." The author's blackly-funny first novel (second book.) SIGNED on the title page. 437 pp. ISBN: 0-575030682.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81935
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  • DROP CITY. by Boyle, T. Coraghesson.
    Boyle, T. Coraghesson.
    DROP CITY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - 'A brilliant and vividly rendered wildwoods adventure about a hippie commune that attempts to establish itself deep in the wilderness of Alaska.' An evocation of the sixties, and a look at how that era affects us today. SIGNED on the title page. 444 pp. ISBN: 0-670-031720.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81934
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  • RELIC. by Preston, Douglas and Lincoln Child.
    Preston, Douglas and Lincoln Child.
    RELIC.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first novel written in collaboration by these two writers - a 'page-turner' in the truest sense of the word. Although the dust jacket refers to this as "Alien meets Jurassic Park in New York City," Preston worked for several years at this novel's setting - the Museum of Natural History in New York - and thus has a true "insider's" knowledge of the museum. Just days before a huge exhibition is about to open, visitors are being savagely murdered in the museum's dark hallways and secret rooms. Museum researcher Margo Green must find out who, or what, is doing the killing and do it in…

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    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first novel written in collaboration by these two writers - a 'page-turner' in the truest sense of the word. Although the dust jacket refers to this as "Alien meets Jurassic Park in New York City," Preston worked for several years at this novel's setting - the Museum of Natural History in New York - and thus has a true "insider's" knowledge of the museum. Just days before a huge exhibition is about to open, visitors are being savagely murdered in the museum's dark hallways and secret rooms. Museum researcher Margo Green must find out who, or what, is doing the killing and do it in time to stop the massacre. Basis for the 1997 film of the same title starring Tom Sizemore. 382 pp. ISBN: 0-31285630X.

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    Condition: Near fine in a fine dustjacket (lower corners slightly bumped) Becoming increasingly difficult to find in collectable condition.

    Book ID: 81922
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  • WHEN THE KILLING'S DONE. by Boyle, T. Coraghessan.
    Boyle, T. Coraghessan.
    WHEN THE KILLING'S DONE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (2011) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel set in the Channel Islands off the coast of Santa Barbara, California. SIGNED on the title page. 369 pp. ISBN: 978-0670022328.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 81919
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  • IF THE RIVER WAS WHISKEY: Stories. by Boyle, T. Coraghessan.
    Boyle, T. Coraghessan.
    IF THE RIVER WAS WHISKEY: Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (1989) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His third collection of short stories. SIGNED on the title page. 234 pp. ISBN: 0-670-826901.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81918
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  • AFTER THE PLAGUE AND OTHER STORIES. by Boyle, T. Coraghessan (T. C. )
    Boyle, T. Coraghessan (T. C. )
    AFTER THE PLAGUE AND OTHER STORIES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His sixth collection of short stories. The title story is an account of life in a post-apocalyptic world, where the narrator only survived the plague that destroyed almost the entire human population because he was camping in a remote Sierra cabin, SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 303 pp. ISBN: 0-670030058.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 81914
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  • NED AND ED AND THE LION by Balet, Jan B.
    Balet, Jan B.
    NED AND ED AND THE LION

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Oxford University Press, 1949. dj. Hardcover first edition - Story of twins that can understand the language of the lion, Max, and help him straighten out emergencies, illustrated in black & white, duotone and in full color by Jan B. Balet. Large format.

    Condition: Very near fine in sky blue cloth a near fine dustjacket (one corner slightly bumped, some toning to the dj, short tear to dj at base of spine, original price of 2.50 on front flap).

    Book ID: 81907
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  • FIREBIRDS: An Anthology of Original Fantasy and Science Fiction. by [Anthology, signed] November, Sharyn, editor; Garth Nix, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] November, Sharyn, editor; Garth Nix, signed.
    FIREBIRDS: An Anthology of Original Fantasy and Science Fiction.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Firebird / Penguin, (2003). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Collection of original fantasy and science fiction stories by Lloyd Alexander, Meredith Ann Pierce, Patricia A. McKillip, Nancy Farmer, Garth Nix, Emma Bull, Nancy Springer, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Diana Wynne Jones and others. SIGNED by GarthNix at his story "Hope Chest." Brief author's biography and author's note following each story. 416 pp. ISBN: 0-142501425.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81905
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  • PARAGONS: Twelve Master Science Fiction Writers Ply Their Craft. by [Anthology, signed] Wilson, Robin, editor. Greg Bear, Nancy Kress, John Kessel and Joe Haldeman, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Wilson, Robin, editor. Greg Bear, Nancy Kress, John Kessel and Joe Haldeman, signed.
    PARAGONS: Twelve Master Science Fiction Writers Ply Their Craft.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1996) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Twelve authors select one of their stories and include an essay which focuses on how they crafted a particular aspect of that story: style, character, etc. SIGNED by FOUR authors: Nancy Kress on the title page; Greg Bear at his story "Sisters"; John Kessel at "Buddha Nostril Bird" and Joe Haldeman at "Feedback." Other authors include Pat Cadigan, Bruce Sterling, Lucius Shepard, Harold Waldrop, Kim Stanley Robinson, Pat Murphy, Karen Jay Fowler, James Patrick Kelley. xii, 368 pp. ISBN: 0-312140231.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81904
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  • THE BEST OF JIM BAEN'S UNIVERSE II. by [Anthology, signed] Flint, Eric and Mike Resnick, editors. Kevin Anderson, Garth Nix, L. E. Modesitt and others, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Flint, Eric and Mike Resnick, editors. Kevin Anderson, Garth Nix, L. E. Modesitt and others, signed.
    THE BEST OF JIM BAEN'S UNIVERSE II.

    Edition: First printing, a large trade paperback original.

    New York: Baen Books, (2008). SIGNED first edition - Collects 22 short stories - 13 science fiction and 9 fantasy - with a preface by Flint and Resnick. SIGNED by SIX contributors: by Mike Resnick on the title page and by Kevin Anderson, Elizabeth Bear, Nancy Kress, Garth Nix and L. E. Modesitt at their stories. 487 pp. ISBN: 1-416555706.

    Condition: Near fine (usual toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 81902
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  • EAST IS EAST. by Boyle, T. Coraghessan.
    Boyle, T. Coraghessan.
    EAST IS EAST.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, 1990. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His 4th novel, the story of a young Japanese seaman who jumps ship off the coast of Georgia and winds up on one the barrier islands. SIGNED on title page. 364 pp. ISBN: 0-670-832200.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 81889
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  • THE GIRL NEXT DOOR. by Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    THE GIRL NEXT DOOR.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: The Century Co., 1919 (c 1917.). Hardcover - Seaman's books have become hard to find in recent years, but they are wonderful stories for girls - many involving history and hidden mysteries rooted in the past. In this story, a girl moves to the city, and next door to her apartment building is a ramshackle old house known as "Benedict's Folly" - and living in that house is a strange girl. Missionaries to China and the Boxer Rebellion all play a part in this story - this book is dedicated to Hoa-Sian-Si-Nui (Margaret Gillespie Fagg) and Hoa -Sian-Si (John Gerardus Fagg, the author of Forty Years in South China.) Illustrated with a frontispiece and 7 glossy inserted plates by C. M. Relyea, 240 pp.

    Condition: Good only condition - dampstaining throughout affecting the top corners or margins of most pages - some scattered foxing, binding is tight and sturdy.

    Book ID: 81887
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  • THE BOARDED-UP HOUSE. by Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    THE BOARDED-UP HOUSE.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: The Century Co., (c. 1915). Hardcover - The first of Seaman's mysteries for girls and still one of her most popular and sought-after books. As most of her best books do, this involves solving a mystery buried in the past - in this case, during the Civil War - to solve a current mystery - what is the story behind this mysterious old house? In a nod to enduring popular culture, the two friends are reading the Sherlock Holmes book "Sign of the Four" and wish they had his mystery solving abilities. Although at least 14 printings are known withThe Century Company imprint, and it was kept in print after Century merged with D. Appleton in 1933,this…

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    New York: The Century Co., (c. 1915). Hardcover - The first of Seaman's mysteries for girls and still one of her most popular and sought-after books. As most of her best books do, this involves solving a mystery buried in the past - in this case, during the Civil War - to solve a current mystery - what is the story behind this mysterious old house? In a nod to enduring popular culture, the two friends are reading the Sherlock Holmes book "Sign of the Four" and wish they had his mystery solving abilities. Although at least 14 printings are known withThe Century Company imprint, and it was kept in print after Century merged with D. Appleton in 1933,this title remains rather hard. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 7 inserted glossy plates by C. Clyde Squires. 217 pp.

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    Condition: Very good minus in tan boards with red and black illustrations and lettering - a tight clean copy (frontispiece is detached but still present, some spine slant, hinge beginning to crack before title page, but binding overall is still quite sturdy)

    Book ID: 81886
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  • THE EDGE OF RAVEN POOL. by Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    THE EDGE OF RAVEN POOL.

    Edition: First or very early printing.

    New York: The Century Co., (1924.). Hardcover - Classic Seaman tale of a house with many mysteries - in this case, the mysteries are rooted in the Civil War. Set in Georgia - in Savannah and on an old antebellum plantation near the coast. Illustrated with 3 glossy inserted plates by Harold Sichel. Wonderfully atmospheric illustration on the front cover in black and deep blue with a gold moon rising, a moss-hung tree standing guard over a small pool. 242 pp.

    Condition: Good condition overall - gift inscription dated Christmas 1926, slight spine slant, some damage to the cloth on the spine, corners a bit bumped.

    Book ID: 81885
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  • WET WORK. by Buckley, Christopher.
    Buckley, Christopher.
    WET WORK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1991. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's second novel, third book, a thriller which "unleashes a formidable senior citizen's vengeance when his only grandchild dies of a cocaine overdose. After disposing of her domestic predators, the old geezer sets sail in his yacht for the Amazon, bent on eliminating the Peruvian drug lord in his jungle redoubt. Buckley subtly merges the sheer entertainment of a good travel yarn with the vicious motivations of greed." SIGNED on the title page. 274 pp. ISBN: 0-394571932.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81883
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  • BILLY TWITTERS AND HIS BLUE WHALE PROBLEM. by Adams, Rex, illustrator; Mac Barnett.
    Adams, Rex, illustrator; Mac Barnett.
    BILLY TWITTERS AND HIS BLUE WHALE PROBLEM.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Disney / Hyperion, (2009) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Blue whales - longer than 30 dogs - make terrible pets. Just ask Billy Twitters ! Billy's parents threaten that they will buy him a Blue Whale to care for if he doesn't clean up his room and sure enough, the next day there is a whale blocking the front door - but don't worry, Billy comes up with a great way to handle his problems! SIGNED by Adams on the title page with a small drawing of an octopus. Oblong format, unpaginated. Wrap-around dust jacket showing the Golden Gate Bridge. ISBN: 978-0786849581.

    Condition: Very near fine in a good only dustjacket (taped diagonal tear to front cover of dj - not very noticeable in archival dj cover)

    Book ID: 81881
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  • TOOTH AND CLAW. by Boyle, T. Coraghessan.
    Boyle, T. Coraghessan.
    TOOTH AND CLAW.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of fourteen short stories, by one of the best American short story writers of his time. SIGNED on the title page. 284 pp. ISBN: 0-670034355.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81877
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  • ONE DOOR AWAY FROM HEAVEN. by Koontz, Dean.
    Koontz, Dean.
    ONE DOOR AWAY FROM HEAVEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A mix of suspense and horror, as a young woman attempts to save a handicapped girl from her stepfather who claims to have had a vision that by her 10th birthday aliens will either heal her or take her away to a better world. INSCRIBED "Open it!" and dated by Koontz on the half title page. 606 pp. ISBN: 0-553801376.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket (as new except for a small beige spot on bottom edge)

    Book ID: 81876
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  • THE FORSAKEN. by Atkins, Ace
    Atkins, Ace
    THE FORSAKEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2014) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fourth novel in the highly praised series featuring Quinn Colson, former Army Ranger, and Sheriff of Tibbehah County, Mississippi, which is recovering from a tornado that ripped through the town of Jericho, and also still dealing with events from more than 30 years ago when two young girls were assaulted and one was killed and a black man was lynched, SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. An upcoming HBO series will be based on these Colson novels. 446 pp. ISBN: 978-0399181797.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81874
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  • SILENT INTERVIEWS: On Language, Race, Sex, Science Fiction, and Some Comics A Collection of Written Interviews. by Delany, Samuel R.
    Delany, Samuel R.
    SILENT INTERVIEWS: On Language, Race, Sex, Science Fiction, and Some Comics A Collection of Written Interviews.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    Hanover and London: Wesleyan University Press / University Press of New England, (1994). SIGNED first edition - Includes an introduction discussing "why written interviews" and ten interviews, some published here for the first time. SIGNED and dated by Delany on the title page. Index. 322. ISBN: 0-819562807.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 81873
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  • Dean Koontz's FRANKENSTEIN: STORM SURGE. by Koontz, Dean; Chuck Dixon and Rik Hoskin.
    Koontz, Dean; Chuck Dixon and Rik Hoskin.
    Dean Koontz's FRANKENSTEIN: STORM SURGE.

    Edition: Limited, signed edition.

    Dynamite Entertainment, 2016. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A "reworking of one of the classic stories of all time - An all-new, in-continuity story set within the universe of Dean Koontz's Frankenstein novel series." Graphic novel written by Chuck Dixon and Rik Hoskin, art by Andre Ponce, colors by Mohan. A limited edition SIGNED by Koontz on a special preliminary page. Slightly oversized format, illustrated in full color throughout. ISBN: 978-1524100896.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 81858
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  • DARK RIVERS OF THE HEART. by Koontz, Dean.
    Koontz, Dean.
    DARK RIVERS OF THE HEART.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A high- tech thriller, which begins in a chance meeting in a bar in Santa Monica, and turns into a terrifying flight for survival. INSCRIBED and dated on the half title page - "Never lie to the dog!" Author's afterword. 487 pp. ISBN: 0-679-425241.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81857
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  • THE CHINABERRY TREE. by Fauset, Jessie [Redmon, 1882 - 1961.]
    Fauset, Jessie [Redmon, 1882 - 1961.]
    THE CHINABERRY TREE.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Elkin Mathews & Marrot: 1932. Hardcover first edition - Third novel by this influential Harlem Renaissance writer - considered the first 'modern' African American woman novelist, editor of 'The Crisis.' Introduction by Zona Gale and a foreword by Jessie Fauset. This book is known in two English bindings, a blue and a light green. While no definite priority has been established, the blue binding bulks slightly thicker than the light green and has a stylized EM logo on bottom on spine , an argument can be made that the blue would be priority A. Certainly the blue binding is the more attractive version. x, 310 pp.

    Condition: Good overall - some wear to the covers, toning to the spine and to the pages, offsetting to the endpapers, corners slightly bumped - but a tight and sturdy copy.

    Book ID: 81856
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  • THE FALSE YEARS. by Vicens, Josefina (1911-1988)
    Vicens, Josefina (1911-1988)
    THE FALSE YEARS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Pittsburgh, PA: Latin American Literary Review Press Series: Discoveries, 1989. First edition - The second and last novel by this Mexican writer best known for her work in film. In his review, Alejandro Morales called this "a powerful, profound and unadorned novel set entirely in the emotionally charged mind of a 19-year-old young man, Luis Alfonso Fernandez Jr., who stands before the grave of his father. . he remembers the years before and after his father accidentally shot himself. This forces him to analyze his fathers excesses and it reveals the destructive power his father held over the lives of his wife, daughters and son. . . Paternal authority reaches out from the grave and is symbolized in Luis…

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    Pittsburgh, PA: Latin American Literary Review Press Series: Discoveries, 1989. First edition - The second and last novel by this Mexican writer best known for her work in film. In his review, Alejandro Morales called this "a powerful, profound and unadorned novel set entirely in the emotionally charged mind of a 19-year-old young man, Luis Alfonso Fernandez Jr., who stands before the grave of his father. . he remembers the years before and after his father accidentally shot himself. This forces him to analyze his fathers excesses and it reveals the destructive power his father held over the lives of his wife, daughters and son. . . Paternal authority reaches out from the grave and is symbolized in Luis Alfonsos inheritance. Poncho Fernandezs bequest to his son is limited to his first, second and last name, the .38 caliber colt with which he shot himself, his suit, his mistress, his carousing friends and political mafia." Translated and with an introduction by Peter G. Earle. 94 pp. ISBN: 0-935480404.

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    Condition: Ex-library with the usual stampings, but overwise tight and clean, edges and spine with protective lamination. Hard-to-find now.

    Book ID: 81849
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  • WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS AND JOHN SANFORD: A CORRESPONDENCE. by Williams, William Carlos and John Sanford (Julian Lawrence Shapiro 1904 - 2003)
    Williams, William Carlos and John Sanford (Julian Lawrence Shapiro 1904 - 2003)
    WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS AND JOHN SANFORD: A CORRESPONDENCE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Santa Barbara: Oyster Press, 1984. dj. Hardcover first edition - Foreword by Paul Mariani and commentary by Sanford. Letters between two giants of 20th century American literature. One of 500 copies in hardcover designed and printed by Graham Mackintosh (out of a complete edition of 2500 copies). 53 pp. plus a brief afterword by Sanford and colophon. ISBN: 0-933114052.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (price-clipped)

    Book ID: 81848
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  • THIS SHAPE WE'RE IN. by Lethem, Jonathan.
    Lethem, Jonathan.
    THIS SHAPE WE'RE IN.

    Edition: Advance galley.

    Brooklyn, NY: McSweeney's Books, (2001). First edition - An early, rather surrealistic and funny novella by Lethem and an early production by Dave Eggers press. Scarce advance galley consisting consisting of tapebound 8.5 by 11 inch sheets printed on rectos only. Laid in are seven loose sheets which were the basis for a promotional flyer for the book - "the third book from the McSweeney's line" and an interview with the author. 49 pp.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 81839
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  • THE PHARMACIST'S MATE. by Fusselman, Amy.
    Fusselman, Amy.
    THE PHARMACIST'S MATE.

    Edition: Advance Galley,

    San Francisco: McSweeney's Books, (2001). First edition - The author's first book, one which juxtaposes her own story with excerpts from her father's World War II journal, written while he was the Pharmacist's Mate on the Liberty Ship "George E. Pickett." Scarce advance galley consisting consisting of tapebound 8.5 by 11 inch sheets printed on rectos only. Laid in are seven loose sheets which were the basis for a promotional flyer for the book - "a very sad and very moving and very great book." 92 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine (name on front cover)

    Book ID: 81838
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  • YOU CAN'T WIN. by Black, Jack.
    Black, Jack.
    YOU CAN'T WIN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Macmillan, 1926. Hardcover first edition - The autobiography of a professional burglar and hobo, Jack Black, this book describes describes his days on the road and as a professional thief, convict and escaped prisoner (his mother died when he was 10, and after a few years in a convent school, he hit the road at 14, was in the dock for burglary before he was 20 and by age 25 he was expert house robber) but it is even more an indictment of the criminal justice system. While this book was influential to writers like William S. Burroughs (who mentioned it in "Junkie" and who also wrote the foreword to the 1988 trade paperback) and the Beats,…

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    New York: Macmillan, 1926. Hardcover first edition - The autobiography of a professional burglar and hobo, Jack Black, this book describes describes his days on the road and as a professional thief, convict and escaped prisoner (his mother died when he was 10, and after a few years in a convent school, he hit the road at 14, was in the dock for burglary before he was 20 and by age 25 he was expert house robber) but it is even more an indictment of the criminal justice system. While this book was influential to writers like William S. Burroughs (who mentioned it in "Junkie" and who also wrote the foreword to the 1988 trade paperback) and the Beats, it is perhaps even more relevant to us now with its discussion on how the prison system can be a force for good - the library in a Canadian prison - and also something which dehumanize prisoners - including his experiences of flogging in Canada,and being constrained by a strait jacket at Folsom. Foreword by Robert Herrick. xi, 394 pp.

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    Condition: Very good in red cloth with gold lettering on the spine (offsetting to the endpapers, bookplate on front pastedown, corners somewhat bumped), no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81836
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  • BUTCHER, BAKER, CABINETMAKER: Photographs of Women at Work. by Heyman, Abigail, photography; text by Wendy Saul.
    Heyman, Abigail, photography; text by Wendy Saul.
    BUTCHER, BAKER, CABINETMAKER: Photographs of Women at Work.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, (1978) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which uses black and white photographs and brief text to "introduce children to women of all ages and from diverse walks of life who have chosen nontraditional careers as fire fighters, airplane pilots, house painters, zookeepers, orchestra conductors, and astronauts" - as well as recognizing that being a parent is "work" as in training for an athletic career and more. Information at the end of the book on the women photographed for it. Oblong format. 44 pp. ISBN: 0-690038992.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (hand lettered pocket on front pastedown, tear to upper edge of rear cover of dj)

    Book ID: 81834
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  • FLATS. by Wurlitzer, Rudolph
    Wurlitzer, Rudolph
    FLATS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, 1970. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second book by this experimental novelist. His first novel was compared to Pynchon's V and Pynchon himself contributed a blurb to this novel noting that this is "hopefully another sign that the novel of bullshit is dead. . . Wurlitzer is very, very good." Wurlitzer also wrote numerous screenplays including the 1971 Monte Hellman film "Two-Lane Blacktop," Peckinpah's "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid", the cult film "Candy Mountain" with Tom Waits, (which he co-directed) as well as the wrote the libretto for Philip Glass's opera "In the Penal Colony." INSCRIBED and signed on the title page "For Larry Owens, All the way in Ponca City." 159 pp. ISBN: 0-525106456.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 80708
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  • NOG: A Novel. by Wurlitzer, Rudolph
    Wurlitzer, Rudolph
    NOG: A Novel.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1968) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Wurlitzer's very offbeat first novel, about a Sixties road trip that begins in a small town on the California coast to San Francisco, through the Southwest desert to New York through the Panama Canal (and maybe back again.) Comment by Richard Poirer on the dust jacket that this is the "most exciting, talented and original new novel since Pynchon's V." Wurlitzer also wrote numerous screenplays including Peckinpah's "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid", the cult film "Candy Mountain" with Tom Waits, (which he co-directed) as well as the wrote the libretto for Philip Glass's opera "In the Penal Colony." INSCRIBED and signed on the title page "For Larry Owens, Ponca City Literary Outlaw." 164 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (corners slightly bumped, light underlining to one sentence on p 5, slight wear to the dj, especially at the ends of the spine)

    Book ID: 80707
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  • ON SWIFT HORSES. by Pufahl, Shannon.
    Pufahl, Shannon.
    ON SWIFT HORSES.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Riverhead Books, 2019. SIGNED first edition - The author's very highly praised first book, set mostly in San Diego in the 1950s. Among the comments praising it - "It is suffused with hazard and touched by grace, furnished with the longevity of a postwar classic and the immediacy of the present tense. It is, simply put, a masterpiece. (Anthony Marra) and "On Swift Horses is a marvel, a beautifully written novel that traces its raw, guarded characters from California to Las Vegas to Mexico with grace and inevitability. Shannon Pufahls mid-century West is dead-on right, as recognizable as a box of old photos and yet completely original in voice and scope." (Jess Walter). SIGNED on the title page. 306 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 81828
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  • OUT WEST. by Leebron, Fred G.
    Leebron, Fred G.
    OUT WEST.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (1999) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's very highly praised first book, a novel about two young people, both looking for a new start in life, who meet at a hotel in San Francisco's Tenderloin district - "the story of two perfectly normal, intelligent, attractive, educated people who somehow become killers." SIGNED on the title page. Dust jacket praise from John Barth, Pinckney Benedict, Madison Smartt Bell (who called it a thinking person's thriller) and more. 242 pp. ISBN: 0-385484208.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81824
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  • DEATH OF A TRAVELING MAN. by Beaton, M. C. (pseudonym of Marion Chesney)
    Beaton, M. C. (pseudonym of Marion Chesney)
    DEATH OF A TRAVELING MAN.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1996.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A Constable Hamish Macbeth mystery, set in a small town in Scotland. SIGNED on the title page and uncommon thus. 151 pp. ISBN: 0-312-097832.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket. with just a bit of wear at the top of the spine.

    Book ID: 81820
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  • WASHINGTON, D.C.: A Guide to the Nation's Capitol. by [American Guide Series] Workers of the Writers' Program of the Works Project Administration, State of South Carolina.
    [American Guide Series] Workers of the Writers' Program of the Works Project Administration, State of South Carolina.
    WASHINGTON, D.C.: A Guide to the Nation's Capitol.

    Edition: 2nd printing of the Revised Edition.

    New York: Hastings House, (1949) dj. Hardcover - A volume in the 'American Guide Series', part of a project of the Works Project Administration (WPA) during the Depression to provide employment for writers. Illustrated with many black and white photographs. Originally published in 1937, this was the second book issued in this series - this revised edition includes much new material, but it is smaller in size, and better arranged. Includes sections on the history of the state, the points of interest within the city and in the environs. List of statues and memorials, chronology, selected reading list, index. Folding map in rear pocket. xxx, 528 pp.

    Condition: Very good in light blue cloth with dark blue lettering in a fair only dust jacket with overall edgewear, tears along the folds, price-clipped.

    Book ID: 81818
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  • NERVOUS WATER: A Brady Coyne Novel. by Tapply, William G.
    Tapply, William G.
    NERVOUS WATER: A Brady Coyne Novel.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring Boston lawyer Brady Coyne, divorced, fortyish, with a wry sense of humor and a passion for fishing. The title refers to the almost imperceptible movement of water when there are fish underneath. SIGNED on the title page. 292 pp. ISBN: 0-312337442.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81803
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  • SCAR TISSUE: A Brady Coyne Novel. by Tapply, William G.
    Tapply, William G.
    SCAR TISSUE: A Brady Coyne Novel.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring Boston lawyer Brady Coyne, divorced, fortyish, with a wry sense of humor and a passion for fishing. The son of an old friend was apparently the victim of a tragic accident but his body has still not been recovered from the river,and the not-knowing is the worst of all. SIGNED on the title page. 276 pp. ISBN: 0-312266790.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81802
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  • OUT COLD: A Brady Coyne Novel. by Tapply, William G.
    Tapply, William G.
    OUT COLD: A Brady Coyne Novel.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2006) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring Boston lawyer Brady Coyne, divorced, fortyish, with a wry sense of humor and a passion for fishing. When Coyne finds the body of a teenage girl buried in the snow in his garden on Mount Vernon Street on Beacon Hill, he is determined to find out who she is and how she came to diel SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 292 pp. ISBN: 0-312337469.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81800
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  • Gilpatric, Guy (1896 -1950)
    GLENCANNON AFLOAT; or, Golden Rule and Brass Knuckles on the S. S. Inchcliffe Castle.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dodd, Mead, 1941. dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of seven humorous stories originally published in the Saturday Evening Post, featuring Mr. Colin Glencannon, a "canny old Scot," the Chief Engineer of the rusty S.S. Inchcliffe Castle, by this author who was also a figher pilot in World War I, a war reporter and professional aviator and much more but who remains best known for the Glencannon stories. 240 pp.

    Condition: Very good in blue cloth with black lettering and illustration on the front cover, in a partial example of the rather scarce dustjacket - one in two pieces, front and back, but missing the spine covering. Original price of $2.00 still present. Overall edgewear to the dj, rubbing and wear to the folds.

    Book ID: 81795
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  • WASTELANDS: Stories of the Apocalypse. by Adams, John Joseph, editor. Nancy Kress and James Van Pelt, signed.
    Adams, John Joseph, editor. Nancy Kress and James Van Pelt, signed.
    WASTELANDS: Stories of the Apocalypse.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    San Francisco: Night Shade Books (2008). SIGNED first edition - An anthology which gathers together some of the best postapocalyptic literature of the last two decades by renowned authors of speculative fiction - including George R. R. Martin, Paolo Bacigalupi, Gene Wolfe, Orson Scott Card, Carol Emshwiller, Jonathan Lethem, Cory Doctorow, Octavia E. Butler, and Stephen King, edited and with an introduction by John Joseph . A book which explores the scientific, psychological, and philosophical questions of what it means to remain human in a postapocalyptic world. "Whether the end of the world comes through nuclear war, ecological disaster, or cosmological cataclysm, these are tales of survivors, in some cases struggling to rebuild the society that was, in others,…

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    San Francisco: Night Shade Books (2008). SIGNED first edition - An anthology which gathers together some of the best postapocalyptic literature of the last two decades by renowned authors of speculative fiction - including George R. R. Martin, Paolo Bacigalupi, Gene Wolfe, Orson Scott Card, Carol Emshwiller, Jonathan Lethem, Cory Doctorow, Octavia E. Butler, and Stephen King, edited and with an introduction by John Joseph . A book which explores the scientific, psychological, and philosophical questions of what it means to remain human in a postapocalyptic world. "Whether the end of the world comes through nuclear war, ecological disaster, or cosmological cataclysm, these are tales of survivors, in some cases struggling to rebuild the society that was, in others, merely surviving." SIGNED by TWO authors at their stories: Nancy Kress at "Inertia" and James Van Pelt at "The Last of the O-Forms." Each story contains an introduction by Adams. List of futher readings. 333 pp plus publisher's ads. ISBN: 9781597801058.

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    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (usual light toning to the pages) Uncommon signed.

    Book ID: 81791
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  • MIDNIGHT SUN. by Reid, Elwood.
    Reid, Elwood.
    MIDNIGHT SUN.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Doubleday, (2000). SIGNED first edition - The author's second novel (third book), a story of "two tough-talking drifters forced to confront their vulnerability in the Alaskan wilderness." When Jack and Burke agree to help a favor rescue his daughter from a strange milennial cult, in return for $10,000, they find themselves in a struggle for their lives. SIGNED on the title page. 273 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. An uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 81790
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  • SIX FIGURES. by Leebron, Fred.
    Leebron, Fred.
    SIX FIGURES.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000. SIGNED first edition - The author's very highly praised second novel set in boomtown North Carolina - "An intricately nuanced novel of psychological investigation and suspense, riveting in the depth and intensity of the questions it raises about ourselves - and about our status-obessed society." SIGNED on the title page. 224 pp.

    Condition: Fine in printed pale blue wrappers.

    Book ID: 81787
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  • FAT TIRE FLYER: Repack and the Birth of Mountain Biking. by Kelly, Charlie.
    Kelly, Charlie.
    FAT TIRE FLYER: Repack and the Birth of Mountain Biking.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boulder, CO: VeloPress, (2014) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The complete history of the rise of mountain biking by someone who was there at the beginning and who is one of the founders of the MountainBikes Company, illustrated with many photographs, most in full color, drawings and more. Foreword by Joe Breeze. "It all started with a small crew of bicycle-obsessed hippies bombing the downhill trails of Mount Tamalpais, in Marin County, California. As the friendly competition intensified on the steep dirt trail they called Repack, history's first mountain bikers began craving an upgrade from the old Schwinn cruisers they had rescued from the junkyard.. . this rag-tag group sparked a rapid evolution that transformed the castoff Repack…

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    Boulder, CO: VeloPress, (2014) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The complete history of the rise of mountain biking by someone who was there at the beginning and who is one of the founders of the MountainBikes Company, illustrated with many photographs, most in full color, drawings and more. Foreword by Joe Breeze. "It all started with a small crew of bicycle-obsessed hippies bombing the downhill trails of Mount Tamalpais, in Marin County, California. As the friendly competition intensified on the steep dirt trail they called Repack, history's first mountain bikers began craving an upgrade from the old Schwinn cruisers they had rescued from the junkyard.. . this rag-tag group sparked a rapid evolution that transformed the castoff Repack bomber into the modern mountain bike, a refined and elegant machine that quickly became the top-selling bicycle in the world." SIGNED on the half title page. Index. Large and heavy oblong format. Illustrated endpapers. 258 pp. ISBN: 978-1937715168.

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    Condition: Fine in very near fine dust jacket (a new copy, but with a nick to the dj at the top of the rear fold.)

    Book ID: 81785
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  • FLAVOR FLOURS: A New Way to Bake with Teff, Buckwheat, Sorghum, Other Whole and Ancient Grains, Nuts and Non-Wheat Flours. by Medrich, Alice with Maya Klein.
    Medrich, Alice with Maya Klein.
    FLAVOR FLOURS: A New Way to Bake with Teff, Buckwheat, Sorghum, Other Whole and Ancient Grains, Nuts and Non-Wheat Flours.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Artisan / Workman, (2014). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book which is both beautiful (with full color illustrations throughout) and practical with almost 125 (gluten-free) recipes show that baking with alternate flours adds an extra dimension of flavor. "Brownies made with rice flour taste even more chocolaty. Buckwheat adds complexity to a date and nut cake." This is organized by flour, with useful information on its taste, flavor affinities, and more. And because flavor flours dont react in recipes the same way as wheat flour, Medrich explains her innovative new techniques with the clarity and detail she is known for - including what equipment you will need, and where to place the rack in the oven.…

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    New York: Artisan / Workman, (2014). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book which is both beautiful (with full color illustrations throughout) and practical with almost 125 (gluten-free) recipes show that baking with alternate flours adds an extra dimension of flavor. "Brownies made with rice flour taste even more chocolaty. Buckwheat adds complexity to a date and nut cake." This is organized by flour, with useful information on its taste, flavor affinities, and more. And because flavor flours dont react in recipes the same way as wheat flour, Medrich explains her innovative new techniques with the clarity and detail she is known for - including what equipment you will need, and where to place the rack in the oven. SIGNED by Medrich on the front endpaper in silver. Winner, James Beard Foundation Award, Best Book of the Year in Baking & Desserts. List of resources, general index, and index by flour. Somewhat oversized. 358 pp. ISBN: 978-1579655136.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 81783
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  • SPOTTED CATS. by Tapply, William G. (1940-2009).
    Tapply, William G. (1940-2009).
    SPOTTED CATS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, (1991). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The tenth mystery featuring Boston lawyer Brady Coyne, divorced, fortyish, with a wry sense of humor and a passion for fishing. In this novel he goes to Montana in search of some golden leopards stolen during a brutal robbery from his invalid friend on Cape Cod. SIGNED on the title page. Review copy with publisher's material laid in. 241 pp. ISBN: 0-385-302339.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81782
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  • THE MARINE CORPSE. by Tapply, William G.
    Tapply, William G.
    THE MARINE CORPSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1986.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fourth mystery featuring Boston attorney Brady Coyne. A drunken bum found frozen to death is considered routine for the police - until it turns out the "bum" is really a wealthy heir masquerading as a bum to gather material for a book - and he was brutally murdered. SIGNED and dated on the title page. 229 pp. ISBN: 0-684-186810.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81781
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  • FOLLOW THE SHARKS: A Brady Coyne Mystery. by Tapply, William G.
    Tapply, William G.
    FOLLOW THE SHARKS: A Brady Coyne Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1985.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third mystery featuring this Boston attorney, this one involving the kidnapping of the son of a former Red Sox pitcher. SIGNED and dated on the title page, 228 pp. ISBN: 0-68418446X.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 81780
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