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  • FLYING BLIND: A Novel of Amelia Earhart. by Collins, Max Allan.
    Collins, Max Allan.
    FLYING BLIND: A Novel of Amelia Earhart.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The ninth Nathan Heller novel, one with a convincing blend of history and speculation. In 1970, Heller has been persuaded by an Earhart researcher to revisit Saipan where he believed she had been held after her disappearance in 1937 on a flight around the world, Back in 1935, Nate Heller was hired by her publicity-hungry husband to escort Amelia Earhart on a speaking tour due to numerous death threats, and they became very close. During World War II, after her disappearance Heller is enlisted in a clandestine search of Japanese waters for her and he discovers a treacherous plot involving marital betrayal and the U.S. government. His failed attempted…

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    New York: Dutton, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The ninth Nathan Heller novel, one with a convincing blend of history and speculation. In 1970, Heller has been persuaded by an Earhart researcher to revisit Saipan where he believed she had been held after her disappearance in 1937 on a flight around the world, Back in 1935, Nate Heller was hired by her publicity-hungry husband to escort Amelia Earhart on a speaking tour due to numerous death threats, and they became very close. During World War II, after her disappearance Heller is enlisted in a clandestine search of Japanese waters for her and he discovers a treacherous plot involving marital betrayal and the U.S. government. His failed attempted rescue then leads him to return, many years later, to extract his final revenge. SIGNED on the title page. Author's note. 343 pp. ISBN: 0-525943110.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78358
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  • THE LONG AND FARAWAY GONE. by Berney, Lou.
    Berney, Lou.
    THE LONG AND FARAWAY GONE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2015). SIGNED first edition - A compelling novel, issued as a trade paperback original, winner of the Edgar, the Macavity, the Anthony and the Barry awards for best paperback mystery. "In the summer of 1986, two tragedies rocked Oklahoma City. Six movie-theater employees were killed in an armed robbery, while one inexplicably survived. Then, a teenage girl vanished from the annual State Fair. Neither crime was ever solved. Twenty-five years later, the reverberations of those unsolved cases quietly echo through survivors' lives. A private investigator in Vegas, Wyatt's latest inquiry takes him back to a past he's tried to escape - and drags him deeper into the harrowing mystery of the movie…

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    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2015). SIGNED first edition - A compelling novel, issued as a trade paperback original, winner of the Edgar, the Macavity, the Anthony and the Barry awards for best paperback mystery. "In the summer of 1986, two tragedies rocked Oklahoma City. Six movie-theater employees were killed in an armed robbery, while one inexplicably survived. Then, a teenage girl vanished from the annual State Fair. Neither crime was ever solved. Twenty-five years later, the reverberations of those unsolved cases quietly echo through survivors' lives. A private investigator in Vegas, Wyatt's latest inquiry takes him back to a past he's tried to escape - and drags him deeper into the harrowing mystery of the movie house robbery that left six of his friends dead." SIGNED on the title page. 454 pp.

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    Condition: Fine (a new copy) A scarce advance issue, especially so signed.

    Book ID: 78353
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  • BLOODLEAF. by Smith, Crystal.
    Smith, Crystal.
    BLOODLEAF.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York & Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, (2019). SIGNED first edition - Young adult fantasy that will appeal to adults also. Aurelia is a princess with magic powers, so they call her a witch. "A roar of a dark and luscious epic fantasy thats layered with heady romance, bloodthirsty magic, and ghostly intrigue - an absolutely wicked delight." SIGNED on the title page and dated in 2018, that is before publication - a unique copy with the author's notation "1st signature!!" 373 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 78329
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  • DOROTHEA LANGE: A VISUAL LIFE. by [Lange, Dorothea, 1895-1965) Patridge, Elizabeth, editor.
    [Lange, Dorothea, 1895-1965) Patridge, Elizabeth, editor.
    DOROTHEA LANGE: A VISUAL LIFE.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperbackl.

    Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, (1994). First edition - A general introduction to the life and work of photojournalist Lange that draws on family remembrances, scholarly evaluations, and a handsome picture portfolio. Includes six essays, an interview with Ansel Adams, and many black-and-white photographs. Lange was best known for her US Farm Security Administration images of Depression-era migrant workers. Editor Elizabeth Partridge grew up in Lange's loosely knit family fold and she provides a warm introduction to this book. Among the essays are one in which Roger Daniels looks at her work documenting Japanese Americans interned by the War Relocation Authority during WW II. Notes on contributors. Large format. xi, 168 pp. ISBN: 1-560984554.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 78318
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  • BURNING BRIGHT. by Petrie, Nick.
    Petrie, Nick.
    BURNING BRIGHT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2017) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His second novel and the second in the award winning series featuring war veteran Peter Ash. He was seeking peace and quiet among the towering redwoods of northern California, but instead has a close encounter with a bear - and discovers a rope leading to a hanging platform. On the platform is a woman on the run, investigative journalist June Cassidy, who had escaped a kidnapping by the men who are still on her trail. SIGNED on the title page. Author's note. 418 pp. ISBN: 978-0399174575.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 78316
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  • NO MOURNING FOR THE MATADOR. by Ames, Delano (1906-1987)
    Ames, Delano (1906-1987)
    NO MOURNING FOR THE MATADOR.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Ives Washburn, (1953) dj. Hardcover first edition - The seventh Jane and Dagobert Brown mystery - they lightheartedly head off to Spain for some much needed rest - only to discover themselves once again embroiled in murder when they attend a bullfight in Barcelona and the matador is killed. 191 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in tan cloth in a very good dust jacket (some light toning to the pages, small chip to bottom edge of front cover of dust jacket, original price of $2.50 still present) .

    Book ID: 78283
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  • SAILOR: Vintage Photographs of a Masculine Icon. by Bentley, Kevin, editor.
    Bentley, Kevin, editor.
    SAILOR: Vintage Photographs of a Masculine Icon.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco / Tulsa, OK: Council Oak Books, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Includes over 150 images of sailors mostly from snapshots in private collections - although some are more formal and a few are large double page pictures - and never before reproduced. Many are early and mid twentieth century, US Navy sailors. Selected and with an introduction by editor. SIGNED by Bentley on the title pages. Square format. 109 pp. Photographic endsheets. ISBN: 1-571780947.

    Condition: Fine in light green cloth with silver lettering on the spine in a fine dust jacket (as new)

    Book ID: 78277
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  • S O S: POEMS 1961-2013. by Baraka, Amiri; Paul Vangelisti, editor.
    Baraka, Amiri; Paul Vangelisti, editor.
    S O S: POEMS 1961-2013.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Grove Press, (2015). First edition - A definitive compilation of Baraka's poetry, from his first collection (when he was writing as Leroi Jones) to previously unpublished pieces composed during his final years. His early poetry "emerged from the Beat generation, while his later writing is marked by intensely rebellious fervor and subversive ideology." This includes poems from eleven of his published books, with a final section of recent poems compiled after his death. Selected and with a prefaced by his friend and colleague Paul Vangelisti. [16]. 528 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 78273
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  • BOTH ONE. by Small, Sidney Herschel (1893-1958)
    Small, Sidney Herschel (1893-1958)
    BOTH ONE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, (1925) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel of a Jewish boy, living in a gentile neighborhood in a suburb of San Francisco, who discovers both love with a gentile girl and racial prejudice. The rather hard-to-find third novel by this California born author who is probably best known for his pulp fiction, much of it set in the Orient. 302 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in brown cloth with orange lettering on spine and front cover in a good only dust jacket with significant rubbing to the folds, wear to ends of dj spine, original price of 2.00 still present. Dust jacket now protected by archival cover.

    Book ID: 78238
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  • ANGEL IN BLACK. by Collins, Max Allan.
    Collins, Max Allan.
    ANGEL IN BLACK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: New American Library - NAL, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The eleventh mystery in his award winning series featuring sleuth Nathan Heller - in this, he tackles the Hollywood murder known as the "Black Dahlia. SIGNED on the title page. Author's note - "I Owe Them One." 340 pp. ISBN: 0-451202635.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78219
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  • THE STARS OF SABRA. by Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    THE STARS OF SABRA.

    Edition: First edition.

    Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1932. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel for older girls set on the coast of New Jersey and involving an unsolved mystery from Revolutionary days. Even Seaman's books which had many printings have become very hard to find in recent years, and this title - issued in the midst of the Depression - had a first printing of only 5,000 copies (many of which went to libraries), making it one of her most uncommon novels. Since it is also one of her best-realized and most satisfying books with a great ending, the fact that it is so hard to find is doubly disappointing. Illustrated by Manning De V. Lee with…

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    Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1932. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel for older girls set on the coast of New Jersey and involving an unsolved mystery from Revolutionary days. Even Seaman's books which had many printings have become very hard to find in recent years, and this title - issued in the midst of the Depression - had a first printing of only 5,000 copies (many of which went to libraries), making it one of her most uncommon novels. Since it is also one of her best-realized and most satisfying books with a great ending, the fact that it is so hard to find is doubly disappointing. Illustrated by Manning De V. Lee with a 3 color frontispiece, green and white illustrated endpapers, and a portion of a 1765 map preceding the first chapter. 273 pp.

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    Condition: Exlibrary but overall good condition in red cloth with black lettering, clean and tight with relatively few library markings - spine is slightly faded, very short tear to the foreedge of the front endpaper and frontispiece. Gift inscription dated in 1933.

    Book ID: 78185
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  • THE LONG DIVE. by Smith, Mr and Mrs (Ray Smith, 1949-2018, and Catriona Smith)
    Smith, Mr and Mrs (Ray Smith, 1949-2018, and Catriona Smith)
    THE LONG DIVE.

    Edition: First American edition.

    New York: Atheneum, 1979. dj. Hardcover first edition - The second book by this British artist, a delightfully creative story written by his wife and featuring their daughter's three favorite stuffed animals. When Barley, the lamb, falls off a cliff into the sea, the others dive in after him, and go deep under the water - pat beautiful fishes, a crab and submarine, seahorses and mermaids. Illustrated in full color. Oblong format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-689305761.

    Condition: Fine in blue cloth boards in a very near fine dust jacket. Quite uncommon, and especially in the first edition in this condition.

    Book ID: 78170
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  • THE LONG SLIDE. by Smith, Mr and Mrs (Ray Smith, 1949-2018, and Catriona Smith)
    Smith, Mr and Mrs (Ray Smith, 1949-2018, and Catriona Smith)
    THE LONG SLIDE.

    Edition: First American edition.

    New York: Atheneum, 1977. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first book by this British artist, a delightfully creative story written by his wife and featuring their daughter's three favorite stuffed animals. Their attempt to reach a slide in the sky leads them up a very long ladder past cows, airplanes, a thunderstorm and witches, and the slide, when reached at last takes them over the sea and under the rainbow. Illustrated in full color. Oblong format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-689305761.

    Condition: Fine in light green cloth boards in a near fine dust jacket (very short tear to dj near top of spine) Quite uncommon, and especially in the first edition in this condition.

    Book ID: 78169
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  • THE BARREN IDEAL. by Law, George .
    Law, George .
    THE BARREN IDEAL.

    Edition: First printing.

    Arcadia, California: The Marvimon Foundation, (1914) dj. Hardcover first edition - A slim book containing a "new melding of time-old conceptions into a simple and workable philosophy of life for a mind that does not presume to know the beyond" - essentially, this life is all we have and we should find joy in this life (which doesn't sound so "barren.") Illustrated with a color frontispiece and symbolic design and sketches by Mary Carlin. 69 pp plus a final drawing.

    Condition: Very near fine in marbled paper covered boards with a tan cloth spine in a good printed tan dust jacket. Very uncommon, and especially so in dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78154
    Keywords: Philosophy
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  • THE PERFECT MURDER: Five Great Mystery Writers Create the Perfect Crime. by Hitt, Jack; Lawrence Block, Sarah Caudwell, Tony Hillerman, Peter Lovesey and Donald Westlake.
    Hitt, Jack; Lawrence Block, Sarah Caudwell, Tony Hillerman, Peter Lovesey and Donald Westlake.
    THE PERFECT MURDER: Five Great Mystery Writers Create the Perfect Crime.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (1991) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - When "Tim" wants the murder of his unfaithful wife to a "perfect" one, he decides to consult with five well-known mystery writers - and this book contains their letters back and forth over the course of a year. Preface by Jack Hitt, who suggested this idea, and who writes Tim's letters. SIGNED on the title page by FOUR of the authors - Donald Westlake, Lawrence Block, Sarah Caudwell and Peter Lovesey. vi, 195 pp. ISBN: 0-060163402.

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

    Book ID: 78153
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  • KILLER DUST. by Andrews, Sarah
    Andrews, Sarah
    KILLER DUST.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring geologist Em Hansen (by an author who is herself a geologist) set in Florida against the backdrop of a planned satellite launch and in a world now affected by 9/11 and the anthrax mailings. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Author's note. 310 pp. ISBN: 0-312-301960.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 78151
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  • THE BLESSING WAY. by Hillerman, Tony; Introduction by Ernie Bulow; illustrations by Ernest Franklin.
    Hillerman, Tony; Introduction by Ernie Bulow; illustrations by Ernest Franklin.
    THE BLESSING WAY.

    Edition: First thus.

    Albuquerque, New Mexico: Sidewinder Publishing, (2006) dj. Hardcover first edition - Includes a new introduction, "Natural Born Storyteller" by Ernie Bulow. Chapter headings and full page drawings by Navajo artist Ernest Franklin. Hillerman's first mystery, introducing Joe Leaphorn, originally published in 1970. 224 pp. ISBN: 978-0914001126.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78127
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  • LISTENING WOMAN. by Hillerman, Tony; Introduction by Peter MacDonald; illustrations by Ernest Franklin.
    Hillerman, Tony; Introduction by Peter MacDonald; illustrations by Ernest Franklin.
    LISTENING WOMAN.

    Edition: First thus.

    Albuquerque, New Mexico: Sidewinder Publishing, (2007) dj. Hardcover first edition - Includes a new introduction, "Special Friend of the People Award" by Peter MacDonald, former Chairman of the Navajo Nation. Chapter headings and full page drawings by Navajo artist Ernest Franklin. Hillerman's fourth mystery, originally published in 1978. 288 pp. ISBN: 978-0914001195.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78126
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  • DANCE HALL OF THE DEAD. by Hillerman, Tony; Introduction by Margaret Coel; illustrations by Ernest Franklin.
    Hillerman, Tony; Introduction by Margaret Coel; illustrations by Ernest Franklin.
    DANCE HALL OF THE DEAD.

    Edition: First thus.

    Albuquerque, New Mexico: Sidewinder Publishing, (2007) dj. Hardcover first edition - Includes a new introduction, "The Amazing Art of Tony Hillerman," by Margaret Coel, especially for this edition. Chapter headings and full page drawings by Navajo artist Ernest Franklin. Hillerman's third mystery, originally published in 1973, this novel received the 1974 Edgar Award for best mystery. 288 pp. ISBN: 978-0914001157.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (very short, almost invisible, closed tears to bottom edges of first several pages - book appears unread, so could be a publishing flaw) .

    Book ID: 78125
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  • DRAWBACK TO MURDER: A Christopher Storm Mystery. by Barber, Willetta Ann and R. F. Schabelitz.
    Barber, Willetta Ann and R. F. Schabelitz.
    DRAWBACK TO MURDER: A Christopher Storm Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1947, dj. Hardcover first edition - Sixth mystery featuring Christopher "Kit" Storm, an unofficial artist-detective who uses his sketch pad to make drawings at the scene of the crime to assist the New York Homicide Squad solve a series of slayings among a group of young models and artists. Illustrated with more than 40 of his sketches. 292 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (previous owner's stamp on front endpaper, offsetting and toning to the endpapers and pages, some overall edgewear to the dj, original price of 2.50 still present)

    Book ID: 78122
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  • Edwards, Ruth Dudley.
    THE SCHOOL OF ENGLISH MURDER.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Gollancz, (1990) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third mystery featuring Robert Amiss, academic and reluctant sleuth - clever, satirical and very funny. He has left the Civil Service, "the bank writes impertinent letters to him, and he faces the indignity of life on the dole. So when his old friends in the CID ask him for help, he is in no position to refuse. Strange things have been happening at the Knightsbridge School of English. One teacher has met a suspicious death and another has been attacked." SIGNED on the title page with the words "With best wishes." Review copy with publisher's slip laid in, also signed by Dudley. ISBN: 0-575037881.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (hint of sunning to spine of dj)

    Book ID: 76716
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  • DRESSED FOR DEATH. by Leon, Donna.
    Leon, Donna.
    DRESSED FOR DEATH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (1994) dj. Hardcover first edition - The third novel in this award-winning series featuring Guido Brunetti, commissario of the Venice police. The appeal of these books is partly based on the character of Brunetti, a devoted family man, and a dedicated police officer, who quietly abhors the powers-that-be, and also on the author's knowledge of the mileu - she was a teacher at the US air force base near Venice. The first in the series won Japan's prestigious Suntory prize as the best suspense novel of 1991. 278 pp. ISBN: 0-333-616790.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75721
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  • Lehane, Dennis.
    SHUTTER ISLAND.

    Edition: Limited, signed edition.

    Gladestry, UK: Scorpion Press, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Limited edition of this offbeat novel of suspense from this very good writer - this one is set in 1954, partly on the islands in Boston Harbor - and is a story with a unique mingling of fact and fantasy. #36 of 95 copies SIGNED by Lehane on a special limitation page. Appreciation by Ian Rankin.. Bound in marbled boards, with navy blue quarter leather spine, gold lettering on spine, top edge tinted blue. 325 pp. ISBN: 0-688-163173.

    Condition: Fine in fine clear mylar dustjacket.

    Book ID: 65638
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  • ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO GET ALARMED ABOUT. by Wright, Charles.
    Wright, Charles.
    ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO GET ALARMED ABOUT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1973. dj. Hardcover first edition - A classic novel about what it means to be a black American - sometimes brutally funny, other times starkly real - as he "sets forth his encounters with poverty, drug addiction, prostitution, venereal disease, murder, bureaucratic indifference, race riots, frustrated rage -and a variety of ways of loving." The third and last novel by this writer, whom Ishmael Reed notably described as "Richard Pryor before there was a Richard Pryor. Richard Pryor on paper." 215 pp. ISBN: 0-374-100365.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78113
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  • GREEN EYES: A Mystery Story for Girls, #10 in Girls' series (#32 overall) by Snell, Roy J..
    Snell, Roy J..
    GREEN EYES: A Mystery Story for Girls, #10 in Girls' series (#32 overall)

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York & Chicago: Reilly & Lee, (1930). An early printing (rear flap lists to Phantom Violin, 1934) of this adventure story involving stolen jewels and featuring Petite Jeanne and Tico, the dancing bear; it begins in a lonely cabin on an island in Lake Huron. 265 pp. Wraparound dust jacket by Gretta.

    Condition: Very good in blue cloth in a good dust jacket (some shelfwear to book, usual toning to pages, and front hinge starting, but tight and straight, no writing. The uncommon dust jacket has overall edgewear with some minor chipping and tears, 2 short tears on bottom edge of front cover have associated creasing, tape repair to interior, but it is still bright and attractive.)

    Book ID: 78111
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  • FLASH EVANS AND THE DARKROOM MYSTERY. #1 in series. by Bell, Frank (pseudonym of Mildred Wirt Benson)
    Bell, Frank (pseudonym of Mildred Wirt Benson)
    FLASH EVANS AND THE DARKROOM MYSTERY. #1 in series.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Cupples & Leon Company, (1940). Hardcover first edition - A two book series, both issued in 1940, under the name of Frank Bell, but written by Mildred Wirt Benson, the author of the Nancy Drew series. "Starting his career as a newspaper cameraman on The Brandale Ledger, Flash pursues the trail of adventure and mystery, getting the news in pictures. . . You'll find Flash Evans wherever news is breaking covering fires, bank robberies, ocean disasters, strikes, floods, earthquakes, and in the war zones shooting pictures of land battles, air raids and submarine attacks." Glossy frontispiece. 212 pp.

    Condition: Very good in blue cloth with black lettering, no dust jacket (some wear to back cover, previous owner's name, but overall tight and clean)

    Book ID: 78098
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  • THE CHINESE LAKE MURDERS: Three Cases Solved by Judge Dee. by van Gulik, Robert (1910 - 1967.)
    van Gulik, Robert (1910 - 1967.)
    THE CHINESE LAKE MURDERS: Three Cases Solved by Judge Dee.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harper & Brothers, (1960) dj. Hardcover first edition - The third Judge Dee book which includes three mysteries suggested by original Chinese plots and set in China during the Tang Dynasty. Judge Dee was a real magistrate who lived from 630 to 700 A.D. and whose accomplishments became the basis for legendary feats of detection, as told by storytellers in the following centuries. Illustrated with twelve drawings by van Gulik in Chinese style. Includes a historical postscript by the author, a Dutch diplomat, linguist and authority on Chinese history and culture. x, 211 pp. Illustrated endpapers. Dust jacket by Olivia Kahn

    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket (corners bumped, wear to the dj at the ends of the spine and the corner folds with some paper loss) Original price of 3.95 still present.

    Book ID: 78094
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  • POETS AND MURDER. A Chinese Detective Story. by Van Gulik, Robert.
    Van Gulik, Robert.
    POETS AND MURDER. A Chinese Detective Story.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1972) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring Judge Dee (630-700 AD), set during the Tang dynasty, illustrated with 8 drawings by Van Gulik. Illustrated endpapers. Postscript. 174 pp. ISBN: 0-684125609.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (light toning to pages)

    Book ID: 78090
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  • BEAUTIFUL GHOSTS. by Pattison, Eliot.
    Pattison, Eliot.
    BEAUTIFUL GHOSTS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2004) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fourth novel in the award-winning series featuring Inspector Shan Tao Yun, who lost his position in Beijing and his family and freedom, when he ran afoul of a powerful figure in the Chinese government. Now released after four years in the gulag and living in Tibet, he is still trying to find justice - "Set against the astonishing landscape of this beleaguered Himalayan country and the epic struggle of the Tibetan people, [these novels become] a passage through the many layers of tragedy inflicted by China on Tibet and its people." SIGNED on the half title page and dated in the month of publication - April 2004. Author's note. 360 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-312-277598.

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

    Book ID: 78088
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  • FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH. by Graham, Caroline.
    Graham, Caroline.
    FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Headline (Hodder), (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery in the highly praised series featuring Chief Inspector Barnaby. "When Simone Hollingsworth fails to turn up at bell ringing practice, her fellow Fawcett Green villagers are neither surprised nor concerned. Unfailingly pleasant, extremely beautiful, and really rather dull, Simone has made her mark only as someone who has volunteered for too many activities in the community and stuck with none." Basis for the television series Midsomer Murders (although the books are much better). The scarcest title in this series in first edition. 311 pp. ISBN: 0-7472-16657.

    Condition: Near fine in fine dust jacket (toning to the pages, as is all too common with uk editions)

    Book ID: 78071
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  • HUNTING A DETROIT TIGER. by Soos, Troy.
    Soos, Troy.
    HUNTING A DETROIT TIGER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Kensington, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Fourth mystery in this series featuring utility infielder and sometimes sleuth Mickey Rawlings,set in 1920 as labor unrest is roiling the US and the government is trying to take down the Wobblies.. SIGNED on the title page. A series which mixes suspense, period detail and legendary baseball greats. A small volume. 346 pp. ISBN: 1-575661500.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78069
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  • NEXT DOOR TO A POET. by [Robinson, Edward Arlington, 1869-1935] Brown, Rollo Walter
    [Robinson, Edward Arlington, 1869-1935] Brown, Rollo Walter
    NEXT DOOR TO A POET.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: D. Appleton-Century, 1937. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "A Friendly Glimpse of Edwin Arlington Robinson" - a memoir of a friendship between two writers who first met in 1923 at the McDowell Colony in New Hampshire in 1923. Frontispiece of Robinson. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper "to -- pursuer of the ends of the earth - if there are any - and of all standardized wolves in other places." 98 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in navy blue cloth in a very good dust jacket (the dust jacket had been trimmed slightly, folded and tipped onto the rear endpapers, so there is a little damage to the flaps from the glue - but it did keep the colors bright and fresh.) Uncommon in dj and especially so signed by the author.

    Book ID: 78056
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  • BLUE MADONNA: A Billy Boyle World War II Mystery. by Benn, James R.
    Benn, James R.
    BLUE MADONNA: A Billy Boyle World War II Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: SOHO Press, (2016) dj. Hardcover first edition - The eleventh novel in the highly praised Billy Boyle series, featuring a young Irish-American cop from Boston (or, as the NY Times review put it "a brash kid from Southie"), who had just made detective when the US joined World War II, and he is selected by Eisenhower to be his personal investigator. He faces his toughest investigation yet: infiltrating enemy lines in France as the Allies invade Normandy. SIGNED on the title page. Author's note. 318 pp. ISBN: 978-1616956424.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 78052
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  • Anderson, Ivy and Devon Angus, editors.
    ALICE: Memoirs of a Barbary Coast Prostitute.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Berkeley & San Francisco: Heyday and California Historical Society, (2016). SIGNED first edition - Foreword by Josh Sides. "In 1913 the San Francisco Bulletin published a serialized, ghostwritten memoir of a prostitute who went by the moniker Alice Smith. "A Voice from the Underworld ". . . candidly related the harrowing events she endured after entering the life. While prostitute narratives had been published before, never had they been as frank in their discussion of the underworld, including topics such as abortion, police corruption, and the unwritten laws of the brothel. . . The response to Alice's story was unprecedented: four thousand letters poured into the Bulletin,many of which were written by other prostitutes ready to share their own…

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    Berkeley & San Francisco: Heyday and California Historical Society, (2016). SIGNED first edition - Foreword by Josh Sides. "In 1913 the San Francisco Bulletin published a serialized, ghostwritten memoir of a prostitute who went by the moniker Alice Smith. "A Voice from the Underworld ". . . candidly related the harrowing events she endured after entering the life. While prostitute narratives had been published before, never had they been as frank in their discussion of the underworld, including topics such as abortion, police corruption, and the unwritten laws of the brothel. . . The response to Alice's story was unprecedented: four thousand letters poured into the Bulletin,many of which were written by other prostitutes ready to share their own stories; and it inspired what may have been the first sex worker rights protest in modern history." This book includes the memoirs of Alice Smith and a selection of letters responding to her story as well as an introduction which places this in the era's sensationalistic journalism as well as revealing themes in Alice's story that extend to issues facing sex workers today. SIGNED on the title page by BOTH editors with the word "thanks" and dated in the year of publication. Introduction and notes. Illustrations. Suggestions for further reading. lxxxii, 244 pp. ISBN: 978-1597143615.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 78050
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  • BLOOD TEST. by Kellerman, Jonathan.
    Kellerman, Jonathan.
    BLOOD TEST.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atheneum, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - His second mystery, and the second featuring the team of psychologist Alex Delaware and homicide detective Milo Sturgis, set in the Los Angeles area. 257 pp. Dust jacket by Paul Bacon. ISBN: 0-689-116349.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 78045
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  • THE TRAIL TO BUDDHA'S MIRROR. by Winslow, Don.
    Winslow, Don.
    THE TRAIL TO BUDDHA'S MIRROR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1992.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second novel featuring Neal Carey, New York street kid turned reluctant private investigator, and the hardest title to find in the series. SIGNED on the title page. 324 pp. ISBN: 0-312-070993.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78041
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  • SERAPH ON THE SUWANEE. by Hurston, Zora Neale
    Hurston, Zora Neale
    SERAPH ON THE SUWANEE.

    Edition: First printing, with the Scribner seal and A on the copyright page.

    New York: Scribner's, 1948. dj. Hardcover first edition - Hurston's fourth, and final, novel. This is the story of Arvey and Jim Meserve - Jim had gumption and wanted to get ahead, and so they moved from the Suwanee to the citrus belt in Florida, but the heart of the story is Arvey's long stumbling progress towards self-discovery and fulfillment. On the back cover of the dustjacket is a 2 column brief biography headed by 'Zora Neale Hurston writes about herself:' Original price of $3.00 still present. 311 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library, but the only markings in the book are a pocket on the rear pastedown, mostly hidden by the dustjacket flap and a small light stamp on the title page. Overall, a tight copy is a somewhat edgeworn dustjacket, with rubbing and loss of color along the folds and sides of the spine, and a small white rectangle on the spine where a label was removed. Some offsetting to the endpapers. Despite the flaws, this is still a reasonably attractive copy of a book which is quite scarce in the dustjacket.

    Book ID: 78040
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  • OBRAZKOVY SVET. by Skoda, Frantisek, ilustroval/illustrations; Frantisek Nepil, texty/ text.
    Skoda, Frantisek, ilustroval/illustrations; Frantisek Nepil, texty/ text.
    OBRAZKOVY SVET.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    Praha (Prague): Albatros, (1985). Hardcover - Illustrated doublepage spreads with vocabulary words in Czech, Russian, German and English (with the pronunciation shown for the English). Index. Oversized oblong format. 200 pp.

    Condition: Very good in glossy white illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 78033
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  • HOLE IN ONE. by Aird, Catherine (pseudonym of Kinn Hamilton McIntosh)
    Aird, Catherine (pseudonym of Kinn Hamilton McIntosh)
    HOLE IN ONE.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Allison & Busby, (1996) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Detective novel featuring Inspector C. D. Sloan of the Calleshire County Constabulary and his assistant, D. C. William Crosby. Aird's novels have been described as witty and literate, straddling the line between cozies and police procedurals. She received the Crime Writers' Association 'Golden Handcuffs' Award for lifetime achievement. SIGNED on the title page. 202 pp. ISBN: 0-749083433.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78025
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  • "SURELY YOU'RE JOKING, MR. FEYNMAN!" : Adventures of a Curious Character. by Feynman, Richard P.
    Feynman, Richard P.
    "SURELY YOU'RE JOKING, MR. FEYNMAN!" : Adventures of a Curious Character.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York Norton, (1985.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Stories about the life of one of the world's greatest theoretical physicists, collected intermittenly over several years, by his friend Ralph Leighton (who said he found it an "inspiration" that "one person could invent so much innocent mischief") and edited by Edward Hutchings. Included are humorous and insightful stories from his childhood, education at MIT, work on the Manhattan Project during World War II, and his teaching and research career. Feynman was the winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1965. Index. 350 pp. ISBN: 0-393-019217.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (prev owner's name slightly slanted spine and some edgewear to the dj, but the spine of the dj does not have the usual fading) Despite the flaws, this is a decent copy of a book which is quite difficult to find in the first edition.

    Book ID: 60671
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  • HALF HAS NEVER BEEN TOLD: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism. by Baptist, Edward E.
    Baptist, Edward E.
    HALF HAS NEVER BEEN TOLD: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Basic Books / Perseus, (2014) dj. Hardcover first edition - Based on slave narratives, plantation records, newspapers and other contemporary sources, this book offers a new interpretation of American history. "The expansion of slavery in the first eight decades after American independence drove the evolution and modernization of the United States. . . the South grew from a narrow coastal strip of worn-out tobacco plantations to a continental cotton empire, and the United States grew into a modern, industrial, and capitalist economy. Until the Civil War the most important American economic innovations were ways to make slavery ever more profitable. Through forced migration and torture, slave owners extracted continual increases in efficiency from enslaved African Americans. Thus…

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    New York: Basic Books / Perseus, (2014) dj. Hardcover first edition - Based on slave narratives, plantation records, newspapers and other contemporary sources, this book offers a new interpretation of American history. "The expansion of slavery in the first eight decades after American independence drove the evolution and modernization of the United States. . . the South grew from a narrow coastal strip of worn-out tobacco plantations to a continental cotton empire, and the United States grew into a modern, industrial, and capitalist economy. Until the Civil War the most important American economic innovations were ways to make slavery ever more profitable. Through forced migration and torture, slave owners extracted continual increases in efficiency from enslaved African Americans. Thus the United States seized control of the world market for cotton, the key raw material of the Industrial Revolution, and became a wealthy nation with global influence." Maps, illustrations, charts. Notes and index. xxvii, 498 pp. ISBN: 978-0465002962.

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

    Book ID: 78008
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  • THE SEIZING OF YANKEE GREEN MALL. by Pearson, Ridley.
    Pearson, Ridley.
    THE SEIZING OF YANKEE GREEN MALL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1987) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Ridley's third novel, a standalone thriller in which a madman is holding 5000 people hostage in a giant mall in the suburbs near Boston, and is threatening to blow it up. SIGNED on the title page. 358 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-312007035.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (tight straight copy which would be fine except for the usual toning to the textblock).

    Book ID: 78002
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  • THE BODY OF DAVID HAYES. by Pearson, Ridley.
    Pearson, Ridley.
    THE BODY OF DAVID HAYES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (2004) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A mistake from the past threatens to ruin the lives of Lou and Elizabeth Boldt. SIGNED by the author on title page and dated 4-13-04. Also laid in is the uncommon SIGNED pamphlet "The Connecting Chapter" connecting this title and "Undercurrents," the first novel in the Lou Boldt series. 344 pp. ISBN: 0-786867256.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket, stapled pamphet is fine.

    Book ID: 78000
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  • HORSE UNDER WATER (Secret file No. 2) by Deighton, Len.
    Deighton, Len.
    HORSE UNDER WATER (Secret file No. 2)

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Jonathan Cape, (1965) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second of Deighton's spy novels featuring his unnamed secret agent (the only one which was not adapted for the "Harry Palmer" films starring Michael Caine) First issue with the crossword endpapers. 255 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in red cloth with gilt lettering on the spine, black stamp on front cover, in a near fine dustjacket with minor toning (original price of 16s net on lower corner of front flap).

    Book ID: 77999
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  • HOW I BROKE IN & SIX MODERN MASTERS by Clark, Tom
    Clark, Tom
    HOW I BROKE IN & SIX MODERN MASTERS

    Edition: First printing, a slim trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Bolinas, CA: Tombouctou, 1977. dj. SIGNED first edition - Collection of poetry issued in an edition of only 500 copies. Cover and illustration by the author. SIGNED on the title page. Oblong format, unpaginated.

    Condition: Very near fine in dusty pink printed wrappers (a bit of sunning to the front cover)

    Book ID: 77993
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • THE WILD BIRDS by Berry, Wendell
    Berry, Wendell
    THE WILD BIRDS

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: North Point Press, 1986. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Six stories of the Port William Membership, spanning a period of time from 1930 to 1967, but tied together by the presence of Wheeler Catlett. SIGNED on the title page. 146 pp. ISBN: 0-86547-2165.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (toning to the dj on the flaps and back cover as is common with this title)

    Book ID: 77991
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  • THE GOLDEN STATE. by Kiesling, Lydia.
    Kiesling, Lydia.
    THE GOLDEN STATE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2018) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's very hightly praised first novel, a "5 Under 35 Award" by the National Book Foundation, among other honors. Daphne, a young mother on the edge of a breakdown, flees her strained life in San Francisco for the high desert of Altavista with her toddler, Honey, in hopes that the quiet will bring clarity. Instead she finds her relationships with two women she meets there culminating in a dangerous standoff. "Keenly observed, bristling with humor, and set against the beauty of a little-known part of California, The Golden State is about class and cultural breakdowns, and desperate attempts to bridge old and new worlds. But more…

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    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2018) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's very hightly praised first novel, a "5 Under 35 Award" by the National Book Foundation, among other honors. Daphne, a young mother on the edge of a breakdown, flees her strained life in San Francisco for the high desert of Altavista with her toddler, Honey, in hopes that the quiet will bring clarity. Instead she finds her relationships with two women she meets there culminating in a dangerous standoff. "Keenly observed, bristling with humor, and set against the beauty of a little-known part of California, The Golden State is about class and cultural breakdowns, and desperate attempts to bridge old and new worlds. But more than anything, it is about motherhood: its voracious worry, frequent tedium, and enthralling, wondrous love." SIGNED on the title page. 292 pp. ISBN: 978-0374164836.

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

    Book ID: 77982
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  • LATE AFTERNOON WOMAN: A Crimson Edge Chapbook. by Zeidenstein, Sondra.
    Zeidenstein, Sondra.
    LATE AFTERNOON WOMAN: A Crimson Edge Chapbook.

    Edition: First printing.

    Goshen CT: Chicory Blue Press, (1992). First edition - Zeidenstein's first chapbook of her own poetry, and the first title in the Crimson Edge Chapbook series. Zeidenstein founded Chicory Blue Press to create a place where women past sixty can find their voices and be published. Includes 15 poems and an afterword. 35 pp. ISBN: 0-961911131.

    Condition: Very near fine in stapled wrappers with self flaps. Uncommon.

    Book ID: 77977
    Keywords: first in series, Poetry
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  • DIFFERENT TRUTHS: Ethnomedicine in Early Postcards. by De Smet, Peter A.G.M.
    De Smet, Peter A.G.M.
    DIFFERENT TRUTHS: Ethnomedicine in Early Postcards.

    Edition: First edition., a large trade paperback.

    Amsterdam: KIT Publishers, (2010). First edition - An exploration of supernatural and natural healing practices all over the world through 270 colonial postcards from a private collection, published in conjunction with an exhibition of these postcards in the Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam, 2009. Shown in their original colors, the cards are a rich source of visual information about native health and healing, but also a source which needs to be considered with care, since many reflect the colonial prejudices and racist attitudes of the time. Notes, references. Large format. 215 pp. ISBN: 978-9460220173.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 77972
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  • DESIGNS FROM THE ANCIENT MIMBRENOS WITH A HOPI INTERPRETATION. by Kabotie, Fred.
    Kabotie, Fred.
    DESIGNS FROM THE ANCIENT MIMBRENOS WITH A HOPI INTERPRETATION.

    Edition: First thus (second edition, revised)

    Flagstaff, AZ: Northland Press, (1982). Hardcover first edition - A beautifully produced book with illustrations of 40 designs from ancient Mimbres pottery, of discussions of the possible meaning by the noted Hopi artist, Fred Kabotie. Originally published in 1949 in a limited edition, this includes a new foreword by David Laird which states "This revised edition of the original masterpiece includes two new interpretations. Except for minor modifications, the original preface, introduction, and interpretations have not been altered." Large format, xiv, 80 pp plus colophon. ISBN: 0-873583086.

    Condition: Fine in cream-colored illustrated boards, brown cloth spine with gilt lettering.

    Book ID: 77971
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  • THE IRISH FAIRY BOOK. by Graves, Alfred Perceval; illustrated by George Denham.
    Graves, Alfred Perceval; illustrated by George Denham.
    THE IRISH FAIRY BOOK.

    Edition: Early printing.

    London: T. Fisher Unwin, nd (ca 1909). Hardcover - Collects stories and poems by William Butler Yeats, Patrick Kennedy, Juliana Horatia Ewing, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Douglas Hyde, Lady Wilde, Alfred Lord Tennyson and many others, with a preface and epilogue by the editor, Alfred Graves (who also contributed a story to this). Illustrated by George Denham with a color frontispiece and many full-page internal black and white drawings, as well as smaller vignettes at the end of most selections. .An uncommon early copy of this work by the original publisher. x, 310 pp,

    Condition: Good overall in illustrated green cloth with gilt lettering on front cover, silver on spine - some wear to the spine, with toning, tears at the top edge, corners slightly bumped, some foxing to a few pages at the beginning, offsetting and toning to the pages - but still an attractive copy and a sturdy one, despite its flaws.

    Book ID: 77967
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  • AGATHA RAISIN AND THE TERRIBLE TOURIST. by Beaton, M. C. (pseudonym of Marion Chesney, 1936-2019)
    Beaton, M. C. (pseudonym of Marion Chesney, 1936-2019)
    AGATHA RAISIN AND THE TERRIBLE TOURIST.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The 6th mystery featuring Agatha Raisin, an amateur and very prickly sleuth, now living in a small village in the Cotswalds. After her marriage to James falls apart, Agatha follows him to Cyprus, where they had planned to spend their honeymoon - and once again finds murder surrounding her. SIGNED on the title page. Basis for the television series. 182 pp. ISBN: 0-312-20449.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77963
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  • THE LAW: What It Is and How It Works. by Peattie, Rod and Lisa.
    Peattie, Rod and Lisa.
    THE LAW: What It Is and How It Works.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Schuman, Inc., (1952) dj. Hardcover first edition - Written for older children, this is a colorfully written introduction to the idea of law and the place of law in our society, why we need laws, and how they change over time - including a chapter on some peoples who do not have a formal legal system - the Hopis and Eskimos - and another on vigilante justice. The topics include anecdotes that young people can relate to. Illustrated with drawings by Bunji Tagawa. 146 pp. Illustrated endpapers.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some toning to the dj and pages, gift inscription dated 1955, bookplate on front pastedown hidden by dj flap), original price of $2.50 still present. Uncommon.

    Book ID: 77957
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  • THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF ALICE B. TOKLAS. by [Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946]
    [Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946]
    THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF ALICE B. TOKLAS.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, (1933). Hardcover first edition - Although written in the conversational voice of Gertrude Toklas (1877-1967), this was actually by her friend and lover Gertrude Stein. It recounts 25 years of their friendship from Toklas's arrival in Paris in 1907 to 1932, a period when they established Paris's most influential literary salon. Frontispiece photograph by Man Ray and fifteen other black and white photographs. Listed by the Modern Library as one of the greatest English-language nonfiction books of the 20th century. 310 pp.

    Condition: Good plus condition - some toning to the covers, but the print on the spine and the "A rose is a rose is a rose" circle on the front cover are quite legible, a bit of fraying to the top of the spine and toning to the pages. Hinges are intact, book is straight and tight. No dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77955
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  • WE JUMPED TO FIGHT. by Raff, Colonel Edson D.
    Raff, Colonel Edson D.
    WE JUMPED TO FIGHT.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Eagle Books, (1944). Hardcover first edition - Paratrooper training and action during World War II, especially in Tunisia, where the author led 1500 and up to 4000 members of the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Parachute Infantry (otherwise known as "the Raff force.") Illustrated with photographics. Foreword by Hanson W. Baldwin. Maps on front endpapers. xv, 207 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in tan cloth with navy lettering, small illustration of a parachute on the front cover. Toning to spine and pages, other wear to covers, previous owner's name, no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77952
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  • Diane Arbus: UNTITLED. by Arbus, Diane (1923-1971)
    Arbus, Diane (1923-1971)
    Diane Arbus: UNTITLED.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Aperture, (2005) dj. Hardcover first edition - The third volume (out of five) of the work of this revolutionary photographer to be published posthumously, and the only one which focuses on a single topic. It consists of photographs taken at residences for the mentally retarded between 1966 and 1971, places she kept going back to every few months or so, to picnics, dances, on Halloween, in the years just before her death. Includes an afterword by her daughter, Doon Arbus. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 089381623X.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (some spots to back cover of dj)

    Book ID: 77946
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  • THE APOTHECARY ROSE: A Medieval Mystery. by Robb, Candace.
    Robb, Candace.
    THE APOTHECARY ROSE: A Medieval Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1993) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first book in this series featuring the one-eyed spy, Owen Archer, set in York, England in 1363. SIGNED on the title page. Author's note, glossary. xiii, 256 pp. ISBN: 0312-097824.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77944
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  • THE LEAGUE OF FIVE: Or, Washington's Boy Scouts (Boys of Liberty, #25) by Commander Post.
    Commander Post.
    THE LEAGUE OF FIVE: Or, Washington's Boy Scouts (Boys of Liberty, #25)

    Edition: Reprint, first hardcover edition.

    Philadelphia: David McKay (ca 1905, c 1889). Hardcover - A rather uncommon title in the Boys of Liberty Library, originally published in paperback by Street and Smith, and the only one credited to this author. Glossy frontispiece. 219 pp plus 4 pp publisher's ads.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated tan boards.

    Book ID: 77930
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  • TWO LITTLE MAIDS: A Tale of South Florida and CONCHITA: A Mexican Romance. by Verdier, Marguerite Louise.
    Verdier, Marguerite Louise.
    TWO LITTLE MAIDS: A Tale of South Florida and CONCHITA: A Mexican Romance.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: W.L. Allison Co., (1894). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Two romantic short novels in one volume. SIGNED by the author opposite the title page under this comment "If to err is human, to forgive divine/ Pass lightly over the many faults/ in this littlle book of mine!" The inscription is fairly faint, but still legible. The first novel includes a case of mistaken identity, a visit to the Everglades, and a deliberate attempt to kill the heroine by giving her a scarf infected with yellow fever. Despite the title of the second novel, it is set mostly in New York City or in Paris. Mediums and hpynotism make brief appearances. 143, 107 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in brown embossed cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and spine - one corner bumped, toning to pages, rear hinge cracking, but still a sturdy and easily readable copy and uncommon signed.

    Book ID: 77926
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  • THE DUNE ENCYCLOPEDIA. by [Herbert, Frank] McNelly, Dr Willis E., compiler.
    [Herbert, Frank] McNelly, Dr Willis E., compiler.
    THE DUNE ENCYCLOPEDIA.

    Edition: First printing, a thick trade paperback.

    New York: Berkley, (1984). First edition - " The Complete, Authorized Guide and Companion to Frank Herbert's Masterpiece of the Imagination." This definitive work features articles by both scholars and fans that cover all the many facets of the history, culture, religion, science, and people of Arraki, including some never before published material. Entries range from A - abomination - to Z - Zensunni, History. Illustrated with some small drawings. Printed with double columns on most pages. Brief note from Herbert at the front of the book. Includes a chronology and bibliography. ix, 526 pp. ISBN: 0-425068137.

    Condition: Very good+ in glossy illustrated wrappers (significant toning to the pages, embossed seal of previous owner, straight spine, no creasing)

    Book ID: 77925
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  • THE EAR, THE EYE AND THE ARM. by Farmer, Nancy.
    Farmer, Nancy.
    THE EAR, THE EYE AND THE ARM.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Orchard Books, (1994) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Farmer's classic novel of the best detectives in Africa searching for three children who disappeared in Zimbabwe in 2194. A Newbery Honor book INSCRIBED on the title page. Glossary. 311 pp. ISBN: 0-531-086798.

    Condition: Ex-library with relatively few markings (remnant of pocket and of brodart that was glued inside the cover) Overall tight and clean in a near fine , unmarked dust jacket (no seal on dj)

    Book ID: 77923
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  • JACK, KNAVE AND FOOL. by Alexander, Bruce.
    Alexander, Bruce.
    JACK, KNAVE AND FOOL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1998.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Fifth in this author's highly praised series of mysteries set in Georgian England and feauturing the blind magistrate Sir John Fielding, the founder of the Bow Street Runners, England's first police force. SIGNED on the title page. 279 pp. ISBN: 0-399-144196.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 77917
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  • ENDLING #2: THE FIRST. by Applegate, Katherine.
    Applegate, Katherine.
    ENDLING #2: THE FIRST.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2019) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second book in an epic animal fantasy series for older children by this Newbery award winning author, a story which teaches what fear and bravery and leadership really are. "To learn if she truly is the last dairne in the worldthe endling Byx and her friends must travel into the snow-covered mountains of the country of Dreyland, where they hope to uncover the truth behind the legend of a hidden dairne colony. But the threat of war across the lands continues to grow with each passing day." SIGNED by Applegate on an illustrated preliminary page. Illustrated by Max Kostenko. 391 pp plus 3 pp publisher's ads. Map endpapers. ISBN: 978-0062335562.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77914
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  • THE SURVIVAL OF THE BARK CANOE. by McPhee, John.
    McPhee, John.
    THE SURVIVAL OF THE BARK CANOE.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1975) dj. Hardcover - McPhee's twelth book. "In Greenville, New Hampshire, Henri Vaillancourt makes birch-bark canoes in the same manner and with the same tools that the Indians used. [This book] is the story of this ancient craft and of a 150-mile trip through the Maine woods in those graceful survivors of a prehistoric technology. . . As McPhee describes the expedition he made with Vaillancourt, he also traces the evolution of the bark canoe, from its beginnings through the development of the huge canoes used by the fur traders of the Canadian North Woods, where the bark canoe played the key role in opening up the wilderness. He discusses as well the…

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    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1975) dj. Hardcover - McPhee's twelth book. "In Greenville, New Hampshire, Henri Vaillancourt makes birch-bark canoes in the same manner and with the same tools that the Indians used. [This book] is the story of this ancient craft and of a 150-mile trip through the Maine woods in those graceful survivors of a prehistoric technology. . . As McPhee describes the expedition he made with Vaillancourt, he also traces the evolution of the bark canoe, from its beginnings through the development of the huge canoes used by the fur traders of the Canadian North Woods, where the bark canoe played the key role in opening up the wilderness. He discusses as well the differing types of bark canoes, whose construction varied from tribe to tribe." INSCRIBED by McPhee on the page facing the title page. 114 pp plus a 32 pp Portfolio of the Sketches and Models of Edwin Tappan Adney (1868-1950). ISBN: 0-374272077.

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    Condition: Nea fine in brown cloth with gold lettering on the spine (a bit of rubbing to the spine) in a very good dust jacket with toning to the spine, back cover, one very small chip on upper edge of back cover.

    Book ID: 77904
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  • DANCING HANDS: How Teresa Carreo Played the Piano for President Lincoln. by Engle, Margarita; illustrated by Rafael Lopez.
    Engle, Margarita; illustrated by Rafael Lopez.
    DANCING HANDS: How Teresa Carreo Played the Piano for President Lincoln.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atheneum, (2019) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A beautifully illustrated book that tells how Teresa Carreo (1853-1917), a ten year old girl who played piano for Abraham Lincoln in 1863, in the midst of the Civil War. A revolution in Venezuela had forced her family to flee to the United States, but although Teresa felt lonely at first in New York City. , she soon realized the power her music had to give a few moments peace or happiness to others.SIGNED by Engle on the title page. Every page is a double spread of colorful paintings by the Mexican American artist Rafael Lopez. Historical note. Named by Kirkus Reviews as a Best Picture Book of 2019. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 978-1481487405.

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

    Book ID: 77894
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  • LAST DITCH / WHATEVER #5. by Ford, G. M.
    Ford, G. M.
    LAST DITCH / WHATEVER #5.

    Edition: Limited, signed first edition.

    Seattle and New York: Seattle Mystery Bookshop / Avon, (1999) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fourth Leo Waterman mystery, set in Seattle, Washington in a special dust jacket, featuring Ford's "working title" for the book - "Whatever #5." Numbered 98 out of 200 on the dust jacket flap and SIGNED and dated 2/13/99 on the title page. 280 pp. ISBN: 0-380-975572.

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

    Book ID: 77889
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  • RIPTIDE. by Lawton, John.
    Lawton, John.
    RIPTIDE.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, (2001). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Sergeant Troy's first case, set in spring 1941, a year after Dunkirk, with the US still struggling to stay neutral. "In Germany, after ten years spying for the Americans, Wolfgang Stahl disappears during a Berlin air raid. . . MI6 convince US Intelligence that Stahl will head for London, and so Captain Cal Cormack, a shy American 'aristocrat', is teamed with Chief Inspector Stilton of Stepney, fat, fifty, and convivial, and between them they scour London, but then things start to go terribly wrong and, ditched by MI6 and disowned by his embassy, Cal is introduced to his one last hope - Sgt Troy of Scotland Yard . . " SIGNED on the title page. 322 pp. ISBN: 0-297643452.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77883
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  • SWORD & CIRCLET TRILOGY: KEEPERS OF EDANVANT, HEIR OF RENGARTH, SEVEN OF SWORDS (3 books) by Douglas, Carole Nelson
    Douglas, Carole Nelson
    SWORD & CIRCLET TRILOGY: KEEPERS OF EDANVANT, HEIR OF RENGARTH, SEVEN OF SWORDS (3 books)

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's / TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (1987-89) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Complete early fantasy trilogy by this author better known now for her mystery fiction. Each book is INSCRIBED by the author on the title page. Frontispiece. 346, 374, 408 pp. ISBN: 0-312930755.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jackets.

    Book ID: 77865
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  • THE ENVY OF THE STRANGER. by Graham, Caroline.
    Graham, Caroline.
    THE ENVY OF THE STRANGER.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Century, (1984) dj. Hardcover first edition - Her second novel, but her first crime novel, a standalone thriller of obsession and revenge, preceding the Inspector Barnaby 'Midsomer Murders' books for which she is best known. 231 pp. ISBN: 0-712604618.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (appears unread, a hint of toning to the edges of the textblock)

    Book ID: 77859
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  • THE AMERICAN BOY. by Taylor, Andrew.
    Taylor, Andrew.
    THE AMERICAN BOY.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Flamingo / Harper Collins, (2003) dj. Hardcover first edition - An historical thriller set in early 1800s England, and featuring a young Edgar Allan Poe (the "American boy"), who has been sent to a small village to be educated. Winner of the 2003 CWA Historical Dagger. SIGNED on the title page. Author's historical note. Cream and pale green patterned endpapers. 485 pp. ISBN: 0-00710961x.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (the usual light toning to the pages, otherwise as new)

    Book ID: 77858
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  • THE CINCINNATI RED STALKINGS. by Soos, Troy.
    Soos, Troy.
    THE CINCINNATI RED STALKINGS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Kensington, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Fifth mystery in this series featuring utility infielder and sometimes sleuth Mickey Rawlings,set in 1921 as the trial of the Chicago "Black Sox" is just beginning. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. A series which mixes suspense, period detail and legendary baseball greats. A small volume. 329 pp. ISBN: 1-575662868.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77854
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  • MURDER AT WRIGLEY FIELD. by Soos, Troy.
    Soos, Troy.
    MURDER AT WRIGLEY FIELD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Kensington, (1996) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Third mystery in this series featuring utility infielder and sometimes sleuth Mickey Rawlings. It is 1918 and anti-German feeling is raging - and and the Secretary of War is threatening to shut down baseball altogether until the war is over. SIGNED on the title page. A series which mixes suspense, period detail and legendary baseball greats. A small volume. 296 pp. plus author's note. ISBN: 1-575660237.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77853
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  • COLONEL SUN: A James Bond Adventure. by Markham, Robert (pseudonym of Kingsley Amis)
    Markham, Robert (pseudonym of Kingsley Amis)
    COLONEL SUN: A James Bond Adventure.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Jonathan Cape, (1968) dj. Hardcover first edition - The fifteenth novel James Bond novel, and the first to be written by someone other then Ian Fleming after his death in 1964. The only one to be written by Kingsley and one of the best, now a classic in its own right. Amis's name is not shown on the UK edition. Map endpapers. 255 pp. Great surrealist wraparound dustjacket by Tom Adams.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Original price of 21s on lower corner of dj flap.

    Book ID: 77848
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  • POINT COUNTER POINT. by Huxley, Aldous.
    Huxley, Aldous.
    POINT COUNTER POINT.

    Edition: First American edition, first binding.

    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 Librarys 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 colophon, date of 1928 on title page. Original price of $2.50 on dust jacket flap. Bound in mint green cloth with deep purple top stain, lilac endpapers, printed title label on spine. (Bromer A18.4.1) 432 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket. An uncommonly attractive copy with only minimal foxing, tight and straight, with bright clean covers. Dust jacket has toning to the spine and edges, a very small chip at the fold on the rear cover. Purple lettering on green dust jacket ties in with the deep purple topstain. The US edition is much less common than the UK edition.

    Book ID: 77833
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  • A FLUSH OF SHADOWS: Five short novels featuring Constance Leidi and Charlie Meiklejohn. by Wilhelm, Kate.
    Wilhelm, Kate.
    A FLUSH OF SHADOWS: Five short novels featuring Constance Leidi and Charlie Meiklejohn.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1995) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of five shorter pieces featuring Leidi and Meiklejohn, including their first case "With Thimbles, with Forks, and Hope" and two - "Torch Song" and "All for One" - which had never been published before. INSCRIBED on the title page. 336 pp. ISBN: 0-312130759.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77818
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  • THE SHADOW OF THE WIND. by Zafon, Carlos Ruiz.
    Zafon, Carlos Ruiz.
    THE SHADOW OF THE WIND.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Penguin, (2004) dj. Hardcover first edition - A complex and fascinating historical bibliomystery which starts in Barcelona just after World War II with a young boy selecting a book -'The Shadow of the Wind' - from the Cemetery of Forgotten Books. Translated from the Spanish by Lucia Graves. Decorated endpapers. 487 pp. ISBN: 1594200106.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 77812
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  • FAULT LINE. by Andrews, Sarah.
    Andrews, Sarah.
    FAULT LINE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Seventh mystery featuring forensic geologist Em Hansen, set in Salt Lake City on the eve of the Olympics. SIGNED on the title page. Author's note. 307 pp,. ISBN: 0-312-253508.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77806
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  • THE SERPENTINE CAVE. by Walsh, Jill Paton.
    Walsh, Jill Paton.
    THE SERPENTINE CAVE.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Doubleday, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - After her mother, an artist, dies, Marian's search for her own past and the identity of her father takes her to the remote Cornwall fishing village of St Ives. There she discovers that her identity and her mother's art are irrevocably tied to a 1939 lifeboat disaster, when all hands were lost except for one. SIGNED on the title page. Author's note. 224 pp. ISBN: 0-385408471.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (toning to pages).

    Book ID: 77796
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  • OUR WILD CALLING: How Connecting with Animals Can Transform Our Lives_and Save Theirs. by Louv, Richard
    Louv, Richard
    OUR WILD CALLING: How Connecting with Animals Can Transform Our Lives_and Save Theirs.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, (2019) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A fascinating look at our interactions with wild and domestic animals, especially as the lines begin to blur with more wild animals found in urban environment. David Orr called it Not just a brilliant, wise, and eloquent book, but a powerful summons to reconnect with the life all around us. Reconnecting with animals is a remedy for much of what ails modern life including loneliness and boredom. SIGNED on the title page. Notes, index. 308 pp. ISBN: 978-1616205607.

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

    Book ID: 77792
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  • AMERICAN POP. by Wright, Snowden.
    Wright, Snowden.
    AMERICAN POP.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2019). SIGNED first edition - Southern author's second novel. "Moving from Mississippi to Paris to New York and back again, a saga of family, ambition, passion, and tragedy that brings to life one unforgettable Southern dynasty - the Forsters, founders of the worlds first major soft-drink company - against the backdrop of more than a century of American cultural history." SIGNED on the title page and dated in 2018, that is, before publication. 384 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 77788
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  • AN OLD MAGIC. by Cleverly, Barbara.
    Cleverly, Barbara.
    AN OLD MAGIC.

    Edition: Limited, signed first edition.

    Mildenhall, Suffolk: Suffolk Press, (2003_ dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Romance, rescue archaeology, buried treasure, ancient curses and a dash of the supernatural with an original twist are the elements that make up" this unusual thrillr by this writer best known for her historical mysteries set in India in the 1920s. A limited edition, one of 400 clothbound copies individually numbered and SIGNED by the author on a colophon page at the beginning of the book. 246 pp. ISBN: 0-954586603.

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

    Book ID: 77787
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  • PERSISTENCE AND DETERMINATION: The Wartime Experiences of William R. Reynolds. by Reynolds, Bill (1933-2017) and James Imman.
    Reynolds, Bill (1933-2017) and James Imman.
    PERSISTENCE AND DETERMINATION: The Wartime Experiences of William R. Reynolds.

    Edition: Trade paperback original.

    By the author, nd (ca 2017). SIGNED first edition - As a young boy, growing up on a farm outside Stockton, California, Bill Reynolds was fascinated by the pilots he saw training there, and, as soon as he could - in 1941 - he enlisted. He went on to be a pilot and served throughout the war. Illustrated with several photographs and maps, some in color, and many black of white photos of the various types of planes he flew, from the Ryan PT 22 to the Curtiss G-46 Commando and many others. SIGNED on the first page by the co-author, James Inman. 122 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 77777
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  • UNDER ORDERS. by Francis, Dick.
    Francis, Dick.
    UNDER ORDERS.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Michael Joseph, (2006) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Sid Halley returns in this novel on the dark underside of racing. "Sadly, death at the races is not uncommon. However, three in a single afternoon was sufficiently unusual to raise more than an eyebrow." SIGNED on the title page. 348 pp. ISBN: 0-718749971.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (toning to the textblock, as is all too common with UK editions).

    Book ID: 77776
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  • THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM. by Liu, Cixin, translated and signed by Ken Liu.
    Liu, Cixin, translated and signed by Ken Liu.
    THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2014) dj. Hardcover - An early printing of the first English language edition of this bestselling Chinese science fiction novel, winner in translation of the 2015 Hugo Award and very highly praised. To cite just a couple of examples, Kim Stanley Robinson stated: "It is wonderful to read this state-of-the-art example of Chinese science fiction, which sweeps from the historical trauma of the Cultural Revolution to the cosmic trauma of alien contact with an immense narrative energy. Ken Liu's excellent translation combines fluid clarity with a continuous view into Chinese worldviews, adding to the fun and making this the best kind of science fiction, familiar but strange all at the same time."…

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    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2014) dj. Hardcover - An early printing of the first English language edition of this bestselling Chinese science fiction novel, winner in translation of the 2015 Hugo Award and very highly praised. To cite just a couple of examples, Kim Stanley Robinson stated: "It is wonderful to read this state-of-the-art example of Chinese science fiction, which sweeps from the historical trauma of the Cultural Revolution to the cosmic trauma of alien contact with an immense narrative energy. Ken Liu's excellent translation combines fluid clarity with a continuous view into Chinese worldviews, adding to the fun and making this the best kind of science fiction, familiar but strange all at the same time." and Mike Resnick said "The Three-Body Problem deserves all of its plaudits. It's an exceptional novel, and Ken Liu's translation is both smooth and unintrusive."Translator's postscript. 399 pp. ISBN: 978-0765377067.

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    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (slight crinkling to upper corner of several pages).

    Book ID: 77764
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  • NORTHWEST PASSAGES. by Roden, Barbara.
    Roden, Barbara.
    NORTHWEST PASSAGES.

    Edition: First printing.

    [Germantown, MD]: Prime Books, (2009). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Bram Stoker award winning Canadian author's first collection of short fiction, notable for the variety of their settings. Eleven "deftly executed tales of subtle horror. . . 'Out and Back' tells of an abandoned amusement park whose attractions are sinister snares set to entrap unwary thrill seekers. 'In The Palace,' a skeleton crew working the night shift at a luxury hotel finds the premises haunted by the ghosts of a serial killer's victims. Both the title story and 'The Wide, Wide Sea' are set in Canadian wildernesses, where the alienated mingle freely with the ghostly. Roden is a copublisher of the classic ghost story imprint Ash Tree Press, and…

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    [Germantown, MD]: Prime Books, (2009). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Bram Stoker award winning Canadian author's first collection of short fiction, notable for the variety of their settings. Eleven "deftly executed tales of subtle horror. . . 'Out and Back' tells of an abandoned amusement park whose attractions are sinister snares set to entrap unwary thrill seekers. 'In The Palace,' a skeleton crew working the night shift at a luxury hotel finds the premises haunted by the ghosts of a serial killer's victims. Both the title story and 'The Wide, Wide Sea' are set in Canadian wildernesses, where the alienated mingle freely with the ghostly. Roden is a copublisher of the classic ghost story imprint Ash Tree Press, and her fiction resonates with echoes of Poe, Conan Doyle, Coleridge, Dickens and other masters of antiquarian horror. This yields powerful expressions of the supernatural in the book's two tales of 19th-century Antarctic exploration, 'Endless Night' and 'The Brink of Eternity,' whose carefully crafted old-fashioned style lends atmosphere to depictions of a terra incognita rich with awe and terror." (Publisher's Weekly) Introduction by Michael Dirda. INSCRIBED by the author on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Story notes, colophon. One of only 2000 copies. 254 pp. ISBN: 978-1607012054.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77715
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  • HISTORY OF TRANSPLANTATION: Thirty-Five Recollections. by Terasaki, Paul I., editor; George D. Snellm Christiaan N. Bernard; Norman E. Shumway; Thomas E. Starzl and others, contributors.
    Terasaki, Paul I., editor; George D. Snellm Christiaan N. Bernard; Norman E. Shumway; Thomas E. Starzl and others, contributors.
    HISTORY OF TRANSPLANTATION: Thirty-Five Recollections.

    Edition: First printing.

    Los Angeles: UCLA Tissue Typing Laboratory, (1991). SIGNED hardcover first edition - An important medical history, accounts of organ transplantation from the earliest years, with In his preface, Terasaki states "Transplantation is the miracle of 20th century medicine. This startling development occurred in a relatively short space of time, in two short decades of the 1950s and 60s. From impossibility in the early 50s, the field exploded into today's clinical therapy. Gathered in this volume are personal recollections from thirty-five key pioneers of transplantation who were vitally involved during this narrow window of time. Each author was free to offer his own story and all chapters are published in their unexpurgated form." Included are contributions from three Nobel Prize…

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    Los Angeles: UCLA Tissue Typing Laboratory, (1991). SIGNED hardcover first edition - An important medical history, accounts of organ transplantation from the earliest years, with In his preface, Terasaki states "Transplantation is the miracle of 20th century medicine. This startling development occurred in a relatively short space of time, in two short decades of the 1950s and 60s. From impossibility in the early 50s, the field exploded into today's clinical therapy. Gathered in this volume are personal recollections from thirty-five key pioneers of transplantation who were vitally involved during this narrow window of time. Each author was free to offer his own story and all chapters are published in their unexpurgated form." Included are contributions from three Nobel Prize winners - Joseph E. Murray, E. Donnall Thomas, and George D. Snell as well as Thomas Starzl on "My Thirty-Five Year View of Organ Transplantation", Christiaan Barnard "The First Human-to-Human Heart Transplant" and Norman Shumway "A Heart Transplantation Narrative: The Earliest Years" and much more. Each contribution is followed by references and the author's curriculum vitae. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper by the editor and contributor, Paul I. Terasaki. Illustrated with many photographs, index. Large format, a heavy book, vii, 704 pp. ISBN: 0-960460675.

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    Condition: Fine in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front cover.

    Book ID: 77713
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  • ROY DE FOREST: A Journey to the Far Canine Range and the Unexplored Territory Beyond Terrier Pass by De Forest, Roy
    De Forest, Roy
    ROY DE FOREST: A Journey to the Far Canine Range and the Unexplored Territory Beyond Terrier Pass

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Bedford Arts Publishers, (1988). Hardcover first edition - An accordion-fold book illustrated in color on both sides of heavy glossy card leaves. "This pictorial journal records an amazing adventure. The renowned grey-haired sage and his loyal companion, a spotted, red-faced sheep dog travel to the previously unknown "Great Canine Mountains," and through "Terrier Pass" to the unexplored lands beyond." Inspired by a spring family vacation to Yosemite.Note on the work by Steven Vincent. Unpaginated, large format. ISBN: 0-938491091.

    Condition: Near fine in green cloth with color plate pasted on front board (some sunning to the spine and upper edge of front board, contents fine.

    Book ID: 77706
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  • THE SECRET OF SPANDAU. by Lovesey, Peter.
    Lovesey, Peter.
    THE SECRET OF SPANDAU.

    Edition: First thus.

    London: Severn House, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Thriller based on actual events beginning in 1941 - the prison at Spandau has only one inmate, the closely guarded Nazi Rudolf Hess. Originally published in 1986 under the pseudonym Peter Lear. SIGNED by Lovesey on the title page. 308 pp. ISBN: 0-727856590.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77704
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  • BLOOD ON THEIR HANDS. by Block, Lawrence, editor; Rhys Bowen and Brendan DuBois, signed.
    Block, Lawrence, editor; Rhys Bowen and Brendan DuBois, signed.
    BLOOD ON THEIR HANDS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Berkley, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A Mystery Writers of America anthology containing an introduction by Lawrence Block and 19 stories by Brendan DuBois, Noreen Ayres, Shelley Costa, Tom Savage, Tracy Knight, Aileen Schumacher, Elaine Viets, G. Miki Hayden, Elaine Togneri, Henry Slesar, William E. Chambers, Stefanie Matteson, Charlotte Hinger, Dan Crawford, Rhys Bowen, Mat Coward, Marcia Talley, Elizabeth Foxwell and Jeremiah Healy. SIGNED by THREE authors: by Lawrence Block on the title page, and by Rhys Bowen and Brendan DuBois at their stories. Brief notes about the authors. 340 pp. ISBN: 0-425190358.

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

    Book ID: 77700
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  • THEY SHALL COME AGAIN. by Mitchell, Ruth Comfort (1882Ð1954)
    Mitchell, Ruth Comfort (1882Ð1954)
    THEY SHALL COME AGAIN.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    D. Appleton and Company, D. Appleton-Century, (1944) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Novel set in San Francisco before the US has entered World War II - the story of the West Coast's most popular radio commentator - who is both opposed to involvement in the war (despite the fact that her son is eager to join the military) and a woman who uses the misfortunes of others as stories on her program. Mitchell - wife the state senator, Sanborn Young - was active in Republican politics and the comments she made in this copy which is INSCRIBED on the title page reflects that "For -- in the bonds of DAR and GOP and P.P. - and in neighborly affection." Dated in the year of publication. 344 pp.

    Condition: Very good in blue boards (some wear to the edges) in a tattered and torn dust jacket with many tape repairs (now protected by an archival cover). Uncommon signed and in dj.

    Book ID: 77692
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  • TERROR AT COMPASS LAKE. by Davis, Tech (Edgar Davis, 1890-1974)
    Davis, Tech (Edgar Davis, 1890-1974)
    TERROR AT COMPASS LAKE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: The Crime Club, Inc./Doubleday, Doran and Company, 1935. Hardcover first edition - Author's first mystery, a "locked room" novel introducing private investigator Aubrey Nash, who is called in to investigate the murders of a stock broker and his chauffeur."The prow mark of boat on a sandy beach leads to the unraveling of a death that was neither murder, suicide nor natural death." Bound in black cloth with a spine with black text on red panel. Frontipiece house plan. 322 pp.

    Condition: Good only - some wear to the covers (with several small indentations), corners slightly bumped, etc - but overall a straight, tight and very readable copy of an uncommon vintage mystery, no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77688
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  • MURDER AT FENWAY PARK. by Soos, Troy.
    Soos, Troy.
    MURDER AT FENWAY PARK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Kensington, (1994) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first mystery, introducing "Mickey Rawlings, the oldest living ex-ballplayer", who "discovers his baseball card and is transported back to the Boston of April 1912 - when the newspapers are full of stories about the Titanic , which has just sunk, and Fenway Park is brand new. Rawlings, a utility infielder just brought up by the Red Sox, reports to Fenway and trips over the body of Red Corriden, whose head has been smashed by a baseball bat." (PW) A novel which mixes suspense, period detail and legendary baseball greats like Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Smokey Joe Wood and Tris Speaker." A small volume. 252 pp. ISBN: 0-821745182.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77029
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  • THE CRIME OF MISS OYSTER BROWN and Other Stories. by Lovesey, Peter .
    Lovesey, Peter .
    THE CRIME OF MISS OYSTER BROWN and Other Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Little Brown, (1994) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of eighteen short stories described as a "feast of criminally cunning surprises." SIGNED on title page. 274 pp. ISBN: 0-316912530.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (usual toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 77679
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  • THE SUMMONS. by Lovesey, Peter.
    Lovesey, Peter.
    THE SUMMONS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Mysterious Press, (1995.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring the 'extra-large irascible British detective' Peter Diamond, who is called back to Bath when a man he was responsible for convicting escapes from prison and kidnaps the daughter of the Assistant Chief Constable. The convict is demanding that his name be cleared, and Diamond has to face the possibility that he made a mistake years ago. SIGNED on the title page. 359 pp. ISBN: 0-89296-5517.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (as new copy, but printing flaw creased the upper corners of a few pages, remainder line).

    Book ID: 77675
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  • THE RIDDLE OF THE DOUBLE RING: A Judy Bolton Mystery #10. by Sutton, Margaret
    Sutton, Margaret
    THE RIDDLE OF THE DOUBLE RING: A Judy Bolton Mystery #10.

    Edition: First or very early edition.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1937) dj. Hardcover first edition - Bound in lime green cloth, thicker format, pink endpapers with Judy on the stairs holding a flashlight, illustrated by Pelagie Doane with a glossy frontispiece, endpaper and dust jacket art. Both the list at the front of the book and on the front flap of the dust jackeet lists to this title; back cover lists to Nancy Drew #13 (1936). 216 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a good white spine dustjacket - gift inscription dated Christmas 1938 mostly hidden under dj flap, some fading to the bottom edge of the front board, but overall a very nice, tight copy. Edgewear to dj, with a few small chips at the top of the spine, some tidemarks on back cover of dj, not affecting the book.

    Book ID: 77674
    Keywords: Juvenile series
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  • EDWARD THE DYKE AND OTHER POEMS. by Grahn, Judy.
    Grahn, Judy.
    EDWARD THE DYKE AND OTHER POEMS.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers. No hardcover edition.

    Oakland, CA: The Women's Press Collective, 1971. First edition - Judy Grahn's uncommon first collection of poetry. illustrated with drawings by Wendy Cadden, Brenda Crider, and Gail Hodgins. The drawings are all printed on various colored paper. Unpaginated, oblong format.

    Condition: Very good in turquoise illustrated stapled wrappers (name of California poet Elizabeth Harrod and date on first page, minor wear to covers).

    Book ID: 77673
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  • UNION JACK. by McDermid, Val.
    McDermid, Val.
    UNION JACK.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    London: Women's Press. (1993). SIGNED first edition - Fourth novel featuring journalist and amateur sleuth Lindsay Gordon, who returns from California to research women's roles in the trade union movement (in her note to the reader at the front of the book, McDermid describes her own activities in the National Union of Journalists.) SIGNED on the title page. 264 pp. ISBN: 0-704343347.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (usual toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 77659
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  • FINAL EDITION. by McDermid, Val.
    McDermid, Val.
    FINAL EDITION.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    London: Women's Press. (1991). SIGNED first edition - Third novel featuring journalist and amateur sleuth Lindsay Gordon, who has returned to Glasgow and finds herself investigating a murder in which a former colleague has been jailed for the crime. SIGNED on the title page. 212 pp plus 2 pp ads. ISBN: 0-70434274X.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (usual toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 77658
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  • BUS POEMS: Transit Poet. by Rudge, Mary R. (1928-2014)
    Rudge, Mary R. (1928-2014)
    BUS POEMS: Transit Poet.

    Edition: Limited edition, stated.

    By the author, (1975). First edition - A early collection of poems this writer who was named Alameda's Poet Laureate in 2002 and who was a tireless advocate for poets, artists, the homeless and those struggling to survive as well as an educator working for peace. The copyright page notes that "proceeds from this book will be used for bus fare." (One of her friends commented that she never owned a car - and that she "identified with the common man, with fellow bus riders in rich ethnic and cultural diversity.") Illustrated with drawings of partial bus tickets, transfer slips. Unpaginated (a slim volume of 24 pp).

    Condition: Fine in illustrated stapled pale olive green wrappers.

    Book ID: 77653
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