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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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  • OAKLAND IS A HOLY CITY: Poems. by Rudge, Mary R. (1928-2014)
    Rudge, Mary R. (1928-2014)
    OAKLAND IS A HOLY CITY: Poems.

    Edition: Limited edition, stated.

    Oakland, CA: By the author, (1976). First edition - A collection of poems which celebrate the people and the city of Oakland by this woman 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. Includes "Inner City Situation Black Oakland No-Blues Chorus," "Urban Renewal (for another poet, evicted)" and more. Unpaginated (a slim volume of 32 pp).

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated stapled gold wrappers (ownership name of another Bay Area poet, Elizabeth Harrod, on the first page.)

    Book ID: 77652
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  • THE FRINGE. by Rudge, Mary R. (1928-2014)
    Rudge, Mary R. (1928-2014)
    THE FRINGE.

    Edition: Limited edition, stated.

    By the author, (1975). First edition - A collection of poems, many set in Mexico where Rudge lived and studied art, and illustrated throughout with her drawings. Rudge was named the first Poet Laureate of Alameda (a title she held until her death) as well as receiving many other awards, but she was also well known for her art - she had several one woman shows of her works in both Mexico and the United States. She was also known as an advocate for the homeless, artists, poets and those suffering poverty and discrimination. This volume includes "eating succulent joy of plum" which she wrote as a gift to the Farm Workers' Benefit. Unpaginated (a slim volume of 36 pp)

    Condition: Near fine in stapled brown wrappers with red lettering and drawing on the front cover.

    Book ID: 77651
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  • A ROYAL SMUGGLER or, The Adventures of Two Boys in the Indian Archipelago. by Dalton, William (1821-1875)
    Dalton, William (1821-1875)
    A ROYAL SMUGGLER or, The Adventures of Two Boys in the Indian Archipelago.

    Edition: Early printing.

    Chicago: Thompson and Thomas, (c 1902). Hardcover - An adventure story for young adults by this British Victorian author who known for setting his books in exotic locales - Japan, Peru - and in this case, India. Originally published in England in 1863 as "The Nest Hunters" but hard to find in any vintage printing. 396 pp.

    Condition: Rather poor condition overall red cloth with illustrated front cover and spine (both hinges badly cracked, missing front endpaper and frontispiece, but binding is reasonably attractive and clean)

    Book ID: 77647
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  • ONLY FLESH AND BONES. by Andrews, Sarah
    Andrews, Sarah
    ONLY FLESH AND BONES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Fourth mystery featuring geologist Emily - Em - Hansen. SIGNED on the title page and dated 30 June 1998 (that is, before the official publication date of July 1998) 320 pp. ISBN: 0-312-186428.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77638
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  • AN EXPENSIVE PLACE TO DIE with "Top Secret In Transit Docket." by Deighton, Len.
    Deighton, Len.
    AN EXPENSIVE PLACE TO DIE with "Top Secret In Transit Docket."

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Jonathan Cape, (1967) dj. Hardcover first edition - The fifth espionage novel by this master of the genre, featuring his anonymous and cynical anti-hero (who was given the name 'Harry Palmer' in the films based on his books.) The title refers to Oscar Wilde's comment about Paris. Includes the "Top Secret In Transit Docket," complete with all ten enclosures laid in. 254 pp. Illustrated endpapers.

    Condition: Near fine in charcoal gray cloth in a good dust jacket with wraparound art (chipping at the ends of the spine, other edgewear, rubbing to the folds), original price of 21s net still present. .

    Book ID: 77637
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  • JUDGMENT ON DELTCHEV. by Ambler, Eric.
    Ambler, Eric.
    JUDGMENT ON DELTCHEV.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1951. dj. Hardcover first edition - Ambler's seventh novel - but his first since World War II (his previous novel, "Journey into Fear," was published in 1940. When a playwright is asked to write an article about Deltchev's trial in the Balkans, he is expecting the usual travesty common to Communist regimes. Instead he discovers the secret and powerful Brotherhood and realizes he has to find out the truth, even if it will never come out in the trial. 247 pp. Dust jacket by Bill English.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket. (small chip missing from base of dj spine, with spot on spine, light toning to pages, sunning to spine)

    Book ID: 77636
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  • JUDGMENT ON DELTCHEV. by Ambler, Eric.
    Ambler, Eric.
    JUDGMENT ON DELTCHEV.

    Edition: First printing, first issue dust jacket.

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, (1951) dj. Hardcover first edition - Ambler's seventh novel - but his first since World War II (his previous novel, "Journey into Fear," was published in 1940. When a playwright is asked to write an article about Deltchev's trial in the Balkans, he is expecting the usual travesty common to Communist regimes. Instead he discovers the secret and powerful Brotherhood and realizes he has to find out the truth, even if it will never come out in the trial. 256 pp. In the first issue dust jacket illustrated by Leslie Wood.

    Condition: Very good in light blue cloth in a good dust jacket (usual toning to the pages, dj is price-clipped, has overall edgewear with some minor chipping, loss of about 1 cm at top of spine)

    Book ID: 77635
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  • WRITTEN IN BLOOD. by Graham, Caroline.
    Graham, Caroline.
    WRITTEN IN BLOOD.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Headline (Hodder), (1994) dj. Hardcover first edition - The fourth mystery in the award-winning series featuring Chief Inspector Barnaby and his faithful partner, Troy. One of the books which inspired the television series 'Midsomer Murders' and a surprisingly uncommon title in this series. 307 pp. ISBN: 0-688100244.

    Condition: Near fine in fine dust jacket (toning to the pages).

    Book ID: 77634
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  • SHATTERED. by Francis, Dick. (1920-2010)
    Francis, Dick. (1920-2010)
    SHATTERED.

    Edition: First printing.

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

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77633
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  • A DANCE WITH DRAGONS: Book Five of A Song of Ice and Fire. by Martin, George R. R.
    Martin, George R. R.
    A DANCE WITH DRAGONS: Book Five of A Song of Ice and Fire.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (2011.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Epic fantasy, basis of the HBO series "Game of Thrones." Map endpapers. 1016 pp. ISBN: 978-0553801477.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77626
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  • THE LAST BREATH. by Mina, Denise.
    Mina, Denise.
    THE LAST BREATH.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Bantam, (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The final novel in the Paddy Mehan trilogy, set in 1990's Glasgow. SIGNED on the title page. 352 pp. ISBN: 978-0593051436.

    Condition: Near fine in fine dust jacket (slight spine slant, light toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 77624
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  • ENDER'S GAME in ANALOG: Science Fiction, Science Fact. August 1977. by Card, Orson Scott.
    Card, Orson Scott.
    ENDER'S GAME in ANALOG: Science Fiction, Science Fact. August 1977.

    Edition: First appearance in print of these works. A digest magazine.

    New York: Conde Nast 1977. First edition - The very first appearance of Card in his first published story, the1977 Hugo and 1978 Locus nominated best novelette, 'Ender's Game.' This was later expanded into a novel which won the 1985 Nebula Award, 1986 Hugo Award, and the 1986 Science Fiction Chronicle Award and which has been called the most popular science fiction novel written. Other stories by Robert Lyn Asprin, W. Macfarlane, Kevin O'Donnell Jr., Larry Niven, Alison J. Tellure, Sam Nicholson. Non fiction by Arthur M. Dula and Lester del Rey.

    Condition: Good overall in wrappers - usual toning to the pages, creases and wear to covers, lower corner of front cover torn.

    Book ID: 77623
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  • THE ROAD TO OZ. by Baum, L. Frank; afterword by Peter Glassman.
    Baum, L. Frank; afterword by Peter Glassman.
    THE ROAD TO OZ.

    Edition: First thus.

    New York: William H. Morrow / Books of Wonder, (1991) dj. Hardcover first edition - A handsome facsimile edition of this book originally published in 1909. Includes 126 of John R. Neill's original pen-and-ink drawings. New afterword for this edition by Peter Glassman. Printed on varying shades of pastel-colored paper. Top edge gilt. 267 pp. ISBN: 0-688-09997-1.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77621
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  • THE MYSTERY OF THE FIRE DRAGON: Nancy Drew Mystery Stories 38. by Keene, Carolyn [Harriet Adams]
    Keene, Carolyn [Harriet Adams]
    THE MYSTERY OF THE FIRE DRAGON: Nancy Drew Mystery Stories 38.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1961) dj. Hardcover first edition - Farah's 1961-A1. (lists to itself at the front of book and to the Dana Girls #22) Bound in blue tweed cloth with the blue multi-picture endpapers (format 16). This is the last Nancy Drew title issued in a dustjacket, and only the first 3 printings in 1961 used this format. Illustrated with a plain frontispiece and 5 internals, Dust jacket art with the wraparound spine by Rudy Nappi. 182 pp.

    Condition: Very good+ in very good minus dust jacket (2 closed tears to back cover of dj, light edgewear, small peeled spot on spine of dj)

    Book ID: 77619
    Keywords: Juvenile series
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  • AFTER EFFECTS. by Aird, Catherine (pseudonym of Kinn Hamilton McIntosh)
    Aird, Catherine (pseudonym of Kinn Hamilton McIntosh)
    AFTER EFFECTS.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Macmillan, (1996) dj. 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. 167 pp. ISBN: 0-333-660102.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77617
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  • SMOKESCREEN. by Francis, Dick.
    Francis, Dick.
    SMOKESCREEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Michael Joseph, (1972) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery set in the world of horse racing and of breeding race horses. Set in South Africa. 220 pp. ISBN: 0-7181-10390.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dust jacket. Original price of 1.95 net on dj flap.

    Book ID: 77615
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  • A DREAM CALLED HOME: A Memoir. by Grande, Reyna.
    Grande, Reyna.
    A DREAM CALLED HOME: A Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atria / Simon & Schuster, (2018) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An "account of one womans quest to find her place in America as a first-generation Latina university student and aspiring writer determined to build a new life . . . When Reyna Grande was nine years old, she walked across the USMexico border in search of a home, desperate to be reunited with her parents. What she found instead was an indifferent mother, an abusive, alcoholic father, and a school system that belittled her heritage. [She] finds refuge in words, and it is her love of reading and writing that propels her to rise above until she achieves the impossible and is accepted to the University of California, Santa Cruz." SIGNED on the title page. 324 pp. ISBN: 978-1501171420.

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

    Book ID: 76783
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  • SCAVENGERS. by Havill, Steven F.
    Havill, Steven F.
    SCAVENGERS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring former deputy and now Posadas County, New Mexico, Undersherriff Estelle Reyes-Guzman. The former sheriff, Bill Gastner, is still "prominently in the background" as a state livestock inspector. SIGNED on the title page. 290 pp. ISBN: 0-312-25203x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. A surprisingly uncommon title in this series, especially in this condition and signed.

    Book ID: 77614
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  • THE TALE TELLER: A Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novel. by Hillerman, Anne.
    Hillerman, Anne.
    THE TALE TELLER: A Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novel.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2019). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her fifth novel featuring Chee and Manuelito, but in this one Joe Leaphorn returns as a private investigator, as he he continues to recover from a gunshot to the head. "Joe Leaphorn may have retired from the tribal police, but he finds himself knee-deep in a perplexing case involving a priceless artifacta reminder of a dark time in Navajo history. Joes been hired to find a missing biil, a traditional weaving that had been donated to the Navajo Nation." SIGNED on title page. 302 pp. ISBN: 978-0062391957.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77604
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  • A NIGHT IN THE LONESOME OCTOBER. by Zelazny, Roger; illustrated by Gahan Wilson.
    Zelazny, Roger; illustrated by Gahan Wilson.
    A NIGHT IN THE LONESOME OCTOBER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - A humorous tale covering 31 days in October, one which combines the bizarre imagination of this Hugo and Nebula award winning writer with the macabre artistic talent of Gahan Wilson. In the late nineteenth century, good dog Snuff lovally accompanies his knife-wielding master, Jack, on his midnight rounds through the murky streets of London. Dracula, Frankenstein, Sherlock Holmes, and others make an appearance here. The Publisher's Weekly review commented that "Zelazny handles this material with a charm few can match, and while this novel does not approach the depth of his best work like 'Lord of Light,' its deft, understated good humor and spare, poetic prose reaffirm Zelazny as one of fantasy's most skilled practitioners." 280 pp. ISBN: 0-688125085.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some minor edgewear to the dj)

    Book ID: 77581
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  • RACIAL CONFLICT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. by Lewis, W. Arthur (1915-1991)
    Lewis, W. Arthur (1915-1991)
    RACIAL CONFLICT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

    Edition: First printing.

    Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1985. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first book in the W.E.B. Du Bois Lectures series, based on a series of lectures given at Harvard in 1982. Among the controversial topics discussed is the effect of race on federalism, dual labor markets, multinational corporations, entreprenuership and more. Lewis, born in Santa Lucia in the Caribbean, was the first black person to attend the London School of Economics, and in 1979 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics. Suggested readings, index. vi, 134 pp. ISBN: 0-674745795.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (sunning to spine of dj, previous owner's name, but otherwise tight and clean)

    Book ID: 77576
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  • SUGAR IS MADE WITH BLOOD: The Conspiracy of La Escalera and the Conflict Between Empires over Slavery in Cuba. by Paquette, Robert L.
    Paquette, Robert L.
    SUGAR IS MADE WITH BLOOD: The Conspiracy of La Escalera and the Conflict Between Empires over Slavery in Cuba.

    Edition: First printing.

    Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, (1988) dj. Hardcover first edition - In 1843 and 1844 the colonial government of Cuba in response to rumor of a slave conspiracy and revolttortured suspects, executed and murdered many, banished or imprisoned thousands of slaves, free people of color and even some whites. The British consul was expelled from Cuba and convicted in absentia of "inculcating ideas of libery." But was there actually a conspiracy or revolt, or was this something contrived by the governmentto rid itself of those who agitated against the continued existence of a slave society in Cuba? This book answers those questions, and vividly describes slave life in 19th-century Cuba, and the movement towards abolition. Photographs, notes, index. xvi, 346 pp. ISBN: 0-819551929.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77573
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  • KAT'S CRADLE by Kijewski, Karen
    Kijewski, Karen
    KAT'S CRADLE

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pocket Books, (1992) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third mystery in this award winning series featuring private investigator Kat Colorado and set in Sacramento. Warmly INSCRIBED on the half title page and dated in March 1992, the month of publication. 244 pp. ISBN: 0-385420951.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (corners slightly bumped)

    Book ID: 77570
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  • THE LOVE LETTERS. by Massie, Chris.
    Massie, Chris.
    THE LOVE LETTERS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Random House, (1944) dj. Hardcover first edition - Although written during World War II, this novel is set in the years immediately after the first World War - a man finds himself falling in love with a woman who has amnesia, but who is probably responsible for killing his soldier friend. Basis for the 1945 film of the same title, with a screenplay adapted by Ayn Rand and starring Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, and Ann Richards, and nominated for four Academy Awards, including a Best Actress in a Leading Role for Jones. 289 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (bookplate under dj flap, some edgewear to dj, loss of 1/8 inch at top of spine, original price of 2.50 still present.)

    Book ID: 77564
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  • THE EDITH CAVELL NURSE FROM MASSACHUSETTS: A Record of One Year's Personal Service with the British Expeditionary Force in France, Boulogne - the Somme, 1916-l9l7, with an Account of the Imprisonment, Trial and Death of Edith Cavell. by Fitzgerald, Alice Louise Florence, 1874-1962.
    Fitzgerald, Alice Louise Florence, 1874-1962.
    THE EDITH CAVELL NURSE FROM MASSACHUSETTS: A Record of One Year's Personal Service with the British Expeditionary Force in France, Boulogne - the Somme, 1916-l9l7, with an Account of the Imprisonment, Trial and Death of Edith Cavell.

    Edition: First edition.

    Boston: W. A. Butterfield, 1917. Hardcover first edition - Edith Cavell was a British nurse who had established a training school for nurses in Belgium; after the War broke out, she saved the lives of those from both sides without discrimination, but she also helped 200 allied soldiers escape from Belgium - and for that she was convicted of treason and executed by the Germans in 1915. Massachusetts established a fund to recruit a nurse to serve in the War in the memory of Cavell - the nurse selected was Alice Fitzgerald, and this little book includes both some comments from her on her service and an account of Cavell's imprisonment. Illustrated with photographs. xv, 95 pp.

    Condition: Very good in tan boards with brown cloth spine (some rubbing and wear to the covers, black ink spots on back board.)

    Book ID: 77558
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  • BLACKBERRY WINE. by Harris, Joanne.
    Harris, Joanne.
    BLACKBERRY WINE.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Doubleday, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her fourth novel, the story of a writer, stalled in his career, who purchases an old farmhouse in a remote French village, hoping to recapture the magic that enabled him to write his first and best book. SIGNED on the title page. Small chunky format. 415 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread but usual toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 77554
    Keywords: Women Authors
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  • THE MAD HATTER'S HOLIDAY: A Novel of Murder in Victorian Brighton. by Lovesey, Peter.
    Lovesey, Peter.
    THE MAD HATTER'S HOLIDAY: A Novel of Murder in Victorian Brighton.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Macmillan, (1973) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fourth Sargeant Cribb and Constable Thackeray mystery and Lovesey's fourth novel, set in Brighton in 1882. SIGNED on the title page. 192 pp. ISBN: 0-333144090.

    Condition: Near fine in a good dust jacket - corners slightly bumped, light toning, dust jacket has a triangular tear with associated creasing on back cover (no loss of paper).

    Book ID: 77551
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  • WRITERS ON WRITING, VOLUME II: More Collected Essays from the New York Times. by [Anthology - signed] Smiley, Jane, introduction.
    [Anthology - signed] Smiley, Jane, introduction.
    WRITERS ON WRITING, VOLUME II: More Collected Essays from the New York Times.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Time Books / Henry Holt, (2003). SIGNED hardcover first edition - More than 40 contemporary writers explore the literary life in a this collection of inspiring essays. "The pieces ranges from taciturn, hilarious advice for aspiring writers to thoughtful, soul-wrenching reflections on writing in the midst of national tragedy. William Kennedy talks about the intersecting lives of real and imagined Albany politics; Susan Isaacs reveals her nostalgia for a long-retired protaganist; and Elmore Leonard offers pithy rules for letting the writing, and not the writer, take charge." Other contributors include Diane Ackerman, Margaret Atwood, Ann Beattie, Geraldine Brooks, Frank Conroy, Chitra Divakaruni, Allegra Goodman, Kathryn Harrison, Mary Karr, Elinor Lipman, David Mamet, Patrick McGrath, Arthur Miller, P.…

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    New York: Time Books / Henry Holt, (2003). SIGNED hardcover first edition - More than 40 contemporary writers explore the literary life in a this collection of inspiring essays. "The pieces ranges from taciturn, hilarious advice for aspiring writers to thoughtful, soul-wrenching reflections on writing in the midst of national tragedy. William Kennedy talks about the intersecting lives of real and imagined Albany politics; Susan Isaacs reveals her nostalgia for a long-retired protaganist; and Elmore Leonard offers pithy rules for letting the writing, and not the writer, take charge." Other contributors include Diane Ackerman, Margaret Atwood, Ann Beattie, Geraldine Brooks, Frank Conroy, Chitra Divakaruni, Allegra Goodman, Kathryn Harrison, Mary Karr, Elinor Lipman, David Mamet, Patrick McGrath, Arthur Miller, P. J. ORourke, Ann Patchett, Anna Quinlan, James Sallis, Amy Tan, and Edmund White. Introduction by Jane Smiley. SIGNED by TWO authors at their essays: Ann Beattie and David Shields. 265 pp. ISBN: 0-805073612.

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    Condition: Very good in a fine dust jacket (checkmark on the table of contents for the essay by Allegra Goodman and marginal notations in the essay itself, but otherwise a tight and clean copy).

    Book ID: 77529
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  • THE SUMMONS. by Lovesey, Peter.
    Lovesey, Peter.
    THE SUMMONS.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Little Brown, (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 possiblity that he made a mistake years ago. SIGNED on the title page. 356 pp. ISBN: 0-89296-5517.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (rather severe toning to the pages, else fine).

    Book ID: 77523
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  • GREEN FOR DANGER. by Brand, Christianna; introduction by Otto Penzler.
    Brand, Christianna; introduction by Otto Penzler.
    GREEN FOR DANGER.

    Edition: First thus.

    San Diego & Del Mar, CA: University of California/ The Mystery Library. (1978). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Originally published in 1944, this is the second of Brand's mysteries featuring Inspector Cockrill, set at a secluded hospital in war-torn London. A classic of the Golden Age of Detective Fiction, one of the Keating 100 Best Crime and Mystery books, and the basis of the excellent 1946 film of the same name. Includes an introduction and annotated biblography by Otto Penzler and a sketch of Inspector Cockrill by Brand. SIGNED by BOTH Christianna Brand on the half title page and by Penzler at his introduction. Illustrated with a portrait frontispiece and drawings by Karl Nicholason. A title in the Mystery Library series, edited by John Ball. xv, 271 pp. ISBN: -891630465.

    Condition: Fine in green boards with a black leatherette spine with gilt lettering. Uncommon signed.

    Book ID: 76148
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  • BRAND X. by Brand, Christianna (1907 -1988); Tage La Cour (1915-1993)
    Brand, Christianna (1907 -1988); Tage La Cour (1915-1993)
    BRAND X.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Michael Joseph, (1974) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Uncommon collection of short fiction by this crime writer, one of the most important writers of the Golden Age of Detective Fiction. Many have her trademark plot twists, others will sadden or shock the reader - and two are romantic adventures, another is a recollection of a night in London during the blitz. A presentation copy, warmly and boldly INSCRIBED on the front endpaper to the Danish author Tage La Cour - "Signed for Tage La Cour with kindest regards" and dated in 1975. ISBN: 0-7181-12725.

    Condition: Near fine in fine dust jacket (Tage La Cour bookplate on front pastedownj).

    Book ID: 74341
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  • THE GHOST STORIES OF EDITH WHARTON. by Wharton, Edith. Illustrated by Laszlo Kubinyi.
    Wharton, Edith. Illustrated by Laszlo Kubinyi.
    THE GHOST STORIES OF EDITH WHARTON.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1973) dj. Hardcover first edition - Collects eleven stories written throughout her career from the 1904 "The Ladies' Maid" to "All Souls" in 1937. Includes a preface by Wharton in which she comments that the teller of supernatural tales should be "well-frightened in the telling." Also includes two previously unpublished pages from her autobiography in which she talks about her childhood fears. Each story is illustrated by a full page drawing by Laszlo Kubinyi. Review copy with publisher's slip laid in. 176 pp. ISBN: 0-684148293.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (small chip to top of dj spine, some toning to the white background of the dj).

    Book ID: 73233
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  • EXCEPT FOR ME AND THEE: A Companion to "The Friendly Persuasion." by West, Jessamyn.
    West, Jessamyn.
    EXCEPT FOR ME AND THEE: A Companion to "The Friendly Persuasion."

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & World, (1969) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A series of interconnected stories which continue the story of Jess and Eliza Birdwell as their growing family moves Westward, encounters the bitterness of the Civil War, and guide their children in the aftermath. SIGNED on the front endpaper. 309 pp. Dust jacket by Paul Bacon.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (name on front pastedown, mostly hidden by dj flap, price-clipped, some toning to the white background on the back cover of the dj)

    Book ID: 77516
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  • THE RULE OF FOUR. by Caldwell, Ian and Dustin Thomason.
    Caldwell, Ian and Dustin Thomason.
    THE RULE OF FOUR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dial Press, (2004,) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The authors' first book, a literate mystery and a coming-of-age story set at Princeton - like Brown's 'The Da Vinci Code', this involves a secret which has been protected by the deaths of many over the centuries. Nelson DeMille said 'if Scott Fitzgerald, Umberto Eco and Dan Brown teamed up to write a novel, the result would be 'The Rule of Four' - an extraordinary and brilliant accomplishment - a must-read.' Went quickly into later printings. SIGNED by both authors on the title page. 372 pp. ISBN: 0-385-337116.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77512
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  • THE GHOSTWAY. by Hillerman, Tony.
    Hillerman, Tony.
    THE GHOSTWAY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1985) dj. Hardcover first edition - His sixth mystery and the third featuring Navajo tribal policeman Jim Chee. 213 pp. ISBN: 0-380-700247.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dust jacket (barely visible foxing to top edge, otherwise ight and clean - price-clipped, slight sunning to spine of dj).

    Book ID: 77510
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  • AT RISK. by Rimington, Stella.
    Rimington, Stella.
    AT RISK.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2005. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The highly praised first novel (second book) from the first woman director of Britain's MI5. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 367 pp. ISBN: 1-400043700.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77508
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  • PROBABLE CAUSE. by Pearson, Ridley.
    Pearson, Ridley.
    PROBABLE CAUSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1990) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Pearson's fifth book, a murder story set in Carmel, California, where James DeWitt, former forensics scientist, is the town's only detective. SIGNED on the title page. 286 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-312-03914x.

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

    Book ID: 77503
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  • THE FOREST PRIME EVIL. by Russell, Alan.
    Russell, Alan.
    THE FOREST PRIME EVIL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (1992) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His second novel, a mystery involving the death of an environmental activist in the redwoods of Northern California's Humboldt County. SIGNED on the title page. 207 pp. ISBN: 0-8027-32046.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77499
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  • THE DEVIL'S FEATHER. by Walters, Minette.
    Walters, Minette.
    THE DEVIL'S FEATHER.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Macmillan, (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The eleventh novel by this award winning crime writer. "With private security firms supplying bodyguards in every theatre of war, who will notice the emergence of a sexual psychopath from the ranks of the mercenaries? When five women are brutally murdered in Sierra Leone, Reuters correspondent Connie Burns, questions the arrest of three rebels soldiers for the crime. . . She believes a foreigner is responsible, a man who claims to have worked for the SAS. . . Two years later in Iraq, the consequences of her second attempt to expose him are devastating. Terrified, degraded and destroyed, she goes into hiding in England where she strikes up a friendship…

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    London: Macmillan, (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The eleventh novel by this award winning crime writer. "With private security firms supplying bodyguards in every theatre of war, who will notice the emergence of a sexual psychopath from the ranks of the mercenaries? When five women are brutally murdered in Sierra Leone, Reuters correspondent Connie Burns, questions the arrest of three rebels soldiers for the crime. . . She believes a foreigner is responsible, a man who claims to have worked for the SAS. . . Two years later in Iraq, the consequences of her second attempt to expose him are devastating. Terrified, degraded and destroyed, she goes into hiding in England where she strikes up a friendship with Jess Derbyshire, a loner whose reclusive nature may well be masking secrets of her own. Seeing parallels between herself and Jess, Connie borrows from the other woman's strength and makes the hazardous decision to attempt a third unmasking of a serial killer." SIGNED on the title page. 357 pp. ISBN: 1-405050985.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77498
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  • NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH. by Lescroart, John T.
    Lescroart, John T.
    NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Headline (Hodder), (1999.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Suspense novel featuring San Francisco attorney Dismas Hardy. SIGNED by the author on the title page. True first edition, preceding the US edition, and much more uncommon. 339 pp. ISBN: 0-747221677.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77495
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