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  • Matheson, Richard.
    WHAT DREAMS MAY COME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1978.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel of a love that could not die, and of a man who learned the pleasures - and the terrors - of a life after death. Bibliography. 304 pp. ISBN: 0-399-12148x.

    Condition: Ex-library with relatively few markings, slight spine slant, but overall sturdy and tight in a very good dustjacket (noticeable rubbing to the dj with the loss of some color, no library markings on dj, original price of 9.95 still present).

    Book ID: 83356
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  • Sims, Dorothy Rice (1889-1960).
    CURIOUSER AND CURIOUSER: A Book In The Jugular Vein.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1940. Hardcover first edition - Informal autobiography of an uncommon woman, one whose very privileged life was more than just "curiouser." It opens with her leaving school at twelve, since there was "no point in clogging my mind with things that everyone knew." She studied sculpture and painting in Spain and Paris. She was a motorcycle street racer, and the first amateur licensed woman pilot in the United States, training at Wright School, Mineola, New York, in 1916. One of her sisters showed a talent for writing poetry, so their father founded the Poetry Society of America and set up a salon in the grand ballroom of their 22-room apartment at the Ansonia Hotel;…

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    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1940. Hardcover first edition - Informal autobiography of an uncommon woman, one whose very privileged life was more than just "curiouser." It opens with her leaving school at twelve, since there was "no point in clogging my mind with things that everyone knew." She studied sculpture and painting in Spain and Paris. She was a motorcycle street racer, and the first amateur licensed woman pilot in the United States, training at Wright School, Mineola, New York, in 1916. One of her sisters showed a talent for writing poetry, so their father founded the Poetry Society of America and set up a salon in the grand ballroom of their 22-room apartment at the Ansonia Hotel; a salon which was regularly attended by Theodore Dreiser, Gertrude Atherton, Richard LaGallienne and Frank Harris, and others. With her second husband, Hal Sims, she became a famous bridge player, as one of her expert husband's partners and for her frequent use of "psychic" bids, or bluffs. Illustrated with 16 full page plates by the author. Foreword by George Kaufman. The NY Times review comments that far from being as scatterbrained as Kaufman makes her out to be in his foreword, she was a pioneer in motor cycle racing, aviation, modern art and tournament bridge, a pretty impressive list by anyone's standards. xiv, 203 pp plus final illustration.

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    Condition: Very good overall in blue cloth with printed cream spine label (some discoloration to front endpaper, tear to leaf 175/176). no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83355
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  • Du Maurier, Daphne (1907-1989)
    REBECCA.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1939. dj. Hardcover - An attractive vintage hardcover edition of this classic suspense novel set at the Cornwall estate of Manderley. Basis for the award-winning Hitchcock film of the same name. This copy is just one year after the first US, but, in an unusual promotional move which highlights the popularity of this title, the front flap of the dust jacket notes that this is Copy No, 341376. 457pp.

    Condition: Very good + in burgundy cloth with an illustrated silver band in the middle, in a very good dust jacket (offsetting to endpapers but the cloth covers are bright, binding is tight and straight; overall edgewear to dj, price-clipped) .

    Book ID: 83348
    Keywords: Classics, movie, suspense
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  • Baker, J. A. (John Alec Baker, 1926 - 1987)
    THE HILL OF SUMMER.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1969) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second (and final) book by this reclusive naturalist, author of the prize-winning "The Peregrine." Each chapters describes events by the month - from April to September - but in varied landscapes - the meadows, moors, woods and waterways of southern England. The prose, beautiful in its quietness, captures one instantly - it begins "The hill slopes steeply down through the green woodland mist, the uncertain haze of spring. The air above seems slowly to descend. A footpath gleams and dwindles between plantations of dense fir, dark reluctant trees in sombre strata, where poplars faintly shine. The pale coppery-yellow poplar leaves are still uncurling. Under the soft grey…

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    New York: Harper & Row, (1969) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second (and final) book by this reclusive naturalist, author of the prize-winning "The Peregrine." Each chapters describes events by the month - from April to September - but in varied landscapes - the meadows, moors, woods and waterways of southern England. The prose, beautiful in its quietness, captures one instantly - it begins "The hill slopes steeply down through the green woodland mist, the uncertain haze of spring. The air above seems slowly to descend. A footpath gleams and dwindles between plantations of dense fir, dark reluctant trees in sombre strata, where poplars faintly shine. The pale coppery-yellow poplar leaves are still uncurling. Under the soft grey of the early morning clouds, they shine with their own perpetual sunlight." but death is never far away - "a brown stain in the path ahead becomes a dead long-eared bat.. . The tender parchment wings of its membraned hands have crumpled, shriveled up like burnt paper." Scarce in the first edition, and especially so in this condition. 159 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in blue and tan cloth in a very near fine dust jacket (price-clipped, but overall a lovely copy)

    Book ID: 83346
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  • Portillo Trambley, Estela .
    RAIN OF SCORPIONS and Other Writings,

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Berkeley, CA: Tonatiuh International, (1975). First edition - A collection of shorter pieces by this pioneering award-winning Chicana writer and actress. 178 pp. ISBN: 0-892290013.

    Condition: Near fine in wrappers (prev owner's name - Irene del Rosario - on first page).

    Book ID: 83340
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  • Finch, Phillip (1948-2012)
    IN A PLACE DARK AND SECRET.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Franklin Watts, 1985. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first suspense novel written under his own name by this journalist and author of many non-fiction books, as well as a member of an alpine search-and-rescue team and an experienced cave diver. Set in Annapolis, Maryland, this is the story of a young girl who is abducted by a fanatical grieving father - while the police detective Howard Warner must piece together the clues that link three girls, Sarah has to fight for her survival. Can she fool this deranged man who wants to love her like a father, but who could kill her at any time? INSCRIBED on the half title page to the late noted collector Larry Owens. 376 pp. ISBN: 0-531097056.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 83330
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  • Dobyns, Stephen.
    A MAN OF LITTLE EVILS.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Peter Davies, (1974). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a psychological suspense story set in London - A disillusioned American journalist in London ignores a story brought him by a man later found murdered, and he starts a private vendetta against the man behind the murder. Dobyns is a prize winning poet, the author of the highly praised Saratoga detective series featuring Charlie Bradshaw as well as many stand-alone novels, both suspense and mainstream novels. INSCRIBED on the title page to the late noted collector Larry Owens. 240 pp. ISBN: 0-432028102.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 83329
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  • Christopher, John R. (1909-1983)
    CAPSICUM.

    Edition: First printing.

    Springville, Utah: Christophers Publications, (1980). SIGNED first edition - A comprehensive look at cayenne's versatile and safe healing properties, which make it the most useful first aid herb available. Discussed are its history over thousands of years, botanical information, its cultivation (in modern times mostly in Ceylon and Africa but with instructions for growing it yourself) and a variety of modern medicinal uses. Included is a brief excerpt from Samuel Thompson's 'Botanic Family Physician' published in 1835. Illustrated. SIGNED on the first page and dated in 1981. Dr Christopher was a pioneering US herbalist and naturopath, who, among other things, founded The School of Natural Healing in Utah. Selected bibliography, index. 167 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 83325
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  • Waite, Helen Elmira (1903-1967)
    THE LOYAL TRAITOR: A Mystery Story for Girls.

    Edition: First printing.

    Philadelphia: Macrae-Smith Company, (1935). Hardcover first edition - A young girl, recuperating from a serious illness and kept out of school, but getting restive as her health improves, goes to visit her cousins who live in a historic old house by the ocean, a house which had been in the family since long before the American Revolution. While there she discovers that there is a mystery surrounding one of her ancestors, who had been accused of treason during the Revolution, and she determines to try and find the truth. In this, she has the assistance of her cousins and also of a young girl from England, staying with her rather forbidding grandmother. Several of the themes - recovering from…

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    Philadelphia: Macrae-Smith Company, (1935). Hardcover first edition - A young girl, recuperating from a serious illness and kept out of school, but getting restive as her health improves, goes to visit her cousins who live in a historic old house by the ocean, a house which had been in the family since long before the American Revolution. While there she discovers that there is a mystery surrounding one of her ancestors, who had been accused of treason during the Revolution, and she determines to try and find the truth. In this, she has the assistance of her cousins and also of a young girl from England, staying with her rather forbidding grandmother. Several of the themes - recovering from an illness, a mystery in the past, modern difficulties tied up with that past mystery - echo those found in the books of Augusta Hueill Seaman, a pioneer writer of mystery stories for young girls - and there is even a direct allusion: "Jill was obliged to laugh 'it does sound silly, but in books girls are always finding - secret stairs and hidden rooms and false bottoms to trunks' finished Cousin Robbie." Illustrated with a frontispiece and three glossy internal plates by Pelagie Doane. Illustrated endpapers. Scarce, with only 6 copies shown in WorldCat. 280 pp.

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    Condition: Good overall in beige cloth with red lettering - binding is cracked before the frontispiece, which is detached but still present, mull is showing - but otherwise the book is in near fine condition, clean and attractive.

    Book ID: 83316
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  • [Anthology - signed] Hopkinson, Nalo, editor; Tananarive Due, Barbara Hambly, and Steven Barnes, signed.
    MOJO: CONJURE STORIES.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Warner, (2003). SIGNED first edition - An anthology which collects 19 original stories of "magic and gods and mortals, set in locales that range from a pre-Civil War plantation to modern Oakland, from 19th England to underground New York City. The word mojo originated in West Africa and referred to a small cloth bag containing protective magic." This copy is SIGNED by FOUR authors: Hopkinson on the title page and by Tananarive Due, Barbara Hambly, and Steven Barnes at their stories. Other contributors include Neil Gaiman, Nisi Shawl, devorah major, Nnedima Okorafor and more. Introduction by Luisah Teish. Notes on contributors. x, 341 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 83297
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  • Monteith, James.
    BARNE'S COMPLETE GEOGRAPHY [California/Nevada Edition]

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: American Book Company, 1885. Hardcover - Illustrated with 2 fine chromolithograph plates (pp 24 and 26), numerous color maps and many woodcut and engraved text illustrations. Large format. 141 pp plus an 8 page California/Nevada supplement (copyright 1891).

    Condition: Good overall in embossed orange cloth with black lettering and illustrations - some fraying to the fore-edges of the boards, a tape repair to the edge of one leaf, other minor wear, but overall quite sturdy and attractive.

    Book ID: 83282
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  • Herrera, Juan Felipe.
    AKRILICA.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers. No hardcover edition.

    Santa Cruz, CA: Alcatraz Editions, 1989. SIGNED first edition - A rather hard to find book by this Chicano poet, who was both California's poet laureate, and the 21st United States Poet Laureate from 2015 to 2017 (the nation's first Chicana or Chicano poet laureate.) A bi-language collection: the poems, written in Spanish, were translated into English by a team of four translators, along with the author. The text in Spanish is on the left hand side, the English translations by Stephen Kessler and Sesshu Foster with Dolores Bravo and Magaly Fernandez are on the right. INSCRIBED by Herrera on the half title page and a 2nd inscription passing the book on. Slightly oversized format. 165 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in illustrated wrappers - some soiling and fading to the covers, contents are clean, binding sturdy.

    Book ID: 83281
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  • Bontemps, Arna.
    FAMOUS NEGRO ATHLETES.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Dodd, Mead, (1964) dj. Hardcover first edition - Illustrated with photographs. Biographies ranging from Joe Louis and Satchel page thru Wilt Chamberlain and Althea Gibson. Written for young adults. Index. 155 pp.

    Condition: Very good in orange cloth with black lettering in a very good dust jacket (prev owner's last name, the dust jacket flaps had been pasted down inside the covers, separated now some short edgetears to dj, original price of $3.25 on dj flap) Despite the flaws this is a very uncommon first edition in better condition than usually found.

    Book ID: 83279
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  • Eliot, T. S.; translator. Perse, St.-John (pseudonym of Alexis Leger, 1887-1975)
    ANABASIS: A Poem By St.-John Perse.

    Edition: First thus.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, (1949). Hardcover first edition - Originally published in the US in 1938, this is the revised and corrected edition. Bilingual edition with French on the version and the English text on the recto. Bibliography of the works of St-John Perse - who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1960 "for the soaring flight and evocative imagery of his poetry" - and three prefaces from other editions of this poem by Valery Larbaud, Hugo Von Hoffmansthal and Giuseppe Ungaretti. Slightly oversized. 109 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a fair only dust jacket (price-clipped, loss of approx 1 inch at base of spine, closed tear, other chips, edgewear and rubbing)

    Book ID: 83276
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  • Cavanna, Betty (1909-2001) ; photographs by George Russell Harrison (1898-1979).
    ALI OF EGYPT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Franklin Watts, (1966). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A title in the "Around The World Today" books by Cavanna and Harrison, a series which introduces children to what is going on in the world today through the stories and photographs of children in those countries. Set in 1966 when the High Dam at Aswan was under construction, this is the story of Ali whose father was working on the dam. Even though Ali is excited about the changes coming he has a friend who has already been displaced by the waters by the building of the Aswan Dam. Illustrated with black and white photographs by Cavanna's husband, George Russell Harrison. Harrison had been Dean of Science at…

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    New York: Franklin Watts, (1966). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A title in the "Around The World Today" books by Cavanna and Harrison, a series which introduces children to what is going on in the world today through the stories and photographs of children in those countries. Set in 1966 when the High Dam at Aswan was under construction, this is the story of Ali whose father was working on the dam. Even though Ali is excited about the changes coming he has a friend who has already been displaced by the waters by the building of the Aswan Dam. Illustrated with black and white photographs by Cavanna's husband, George Russell Harrison. Harrison had been Dean of Science at MIT, until his retirement in 1964, shortly before they started collaborating on these books. INSCRIBED on the half title page and SIGNED by both the author and photographer and dated in the year of publication. 68 pp.

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    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket (corner of board bumped, dj has overall edgewear, sunning to spine and chip at base of spine) Very uncommon signed. .

    Book ID: 83275
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  • Alarcon, Daniel.
    WAR BY CANDLELIGHT: Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first book by this award-winning writer who was born in Lima, Peru but grew up in Alabama and writes in English. These nine stories "take the reader from Third World urban centers to the fault lines that divide nations and people. Wars, both national and internal, are waged in jungles, across borders, in the streets of Lima, in the intimacy of New York apartments.. . a devastating portrait ofa world in flux." SIGNED on the title page. 189 pp. ISBN: 0-060594780.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83267
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  • Burke, James Lee.
    JESUS OUT TO SEA: Stories.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2007). SIGNED first edition - A collection of eleven short stories issued as a trade paperback original in the US. From the Booklist review: "Although some of the stories concern individuals caught in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina - the ultimate circumstance beyond one's control - the majority are set in the past, usually rural Louisiana or Mississippi in the late 1940s. Whether the lead characters are abused children or prostitutes trying to escape the life, Burke always makes us see both the near certainty of tragedy to come and the smoldering embers of possibility in the ashes of blighted lives." SIGNED on the title page. 240 pp. ISBN: 978-1416548560.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 83266
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  • Bell, Clare.
    RATHA'S COURAGE: The Fifth Book of the Named.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Baltimore: Imaginator Press, (2008) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Young-adult fantasy novel, the fifth book in the award winning Named or Clan Ground series, set 25 million years ago when Earth was undergoing profound change. These books center on a band of intelligent wild cats - the Named - who have learned to herd animals and live by laws, and on their determined female leader Ratha. The author has succeeded in both having the cats speak with almost human voices, and still retain the characteristics of their nature. INSCRIBED on the title page by the author with a small drawing of a cat and dated in the year of publication. 368 pp. Cover art by Christian Alzemann. ISBN: 978-0974560366.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 83259
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  • Lewis, Edna (1916-2006)
    THE TASTE OF COUNTRY COOKING.

    Edition: Book of the Month Club edition (same size and quality as trade edition).

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1977. dj. Hardcover - The second cookbook by this award-winning chef, one which broke barriers for both African American women and the South. It was one of the first cookbooks by a Black woman to reach a national audience, and is still considered "essential reading for many up-and-coming chefs." who aspire to her level of knowledge, expertise, and ability to speak to the reader through a wonderfully personal lens. Through her writings, Lewis had the ability to teachboth recipes and history about the Southand share portions of her life by way of cooking. This book "celebrates the uniquely American country cooking she grew up in a small Virginia Piedmont farming community that had been…

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    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1977. dj. Hardcover - The second cookbook by this award-winning chef, one which broke barriers for both African American women and the South. It was one of the first cookbooks by a Black woman to reach a national audience, and is still considered "essential reading for many up-and-coming chefs." who aspire to her level of knowledge, expertise, and ability to speak to the reader through a wonderfully personal lens. Through her writings, Lewis had the ability to teachboth recipes and history about the Southand share portions of her life by way of cooking. This book "celebrates the uniquely American country cooking she grew up in a small Virginia Piedmont farming community that had been settled by freed slaves, [one of whom was her own grandfather]." It includes menus for each season, focusing on fresh food and with details on the way her family prepared food. Illustrated with drawings. Index. xv, 260, viii. ISBN: 0-394483111.

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    Condition: Near fine in a good only dust jacket with some crinkling, chip to upper edge of back cover. While not a first, this is rather hard to find in any early printings of the original edition.

    Book ID: 83251
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  • Lamming, George.
    NATIVES OF MY PERSON.

    Edition: First thus.

    New York & London: Allison & Busby, (1986). SIGNED hardcover - A reprint of Lamming's allegorical novel which tells the story of a journey of a slave ship toward San Christobal during the early colonial period. Originally published in 1972, this is one of the most important novels by this award-winning author, who born and educated in Barbados. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper, and uncommon thus. 351 pp. ISBN: 0-850316952.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83250
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  • Lovesey, Peter.
    UPON A DARK NIGHT.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Little Brown, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fifth novel in the award-winning series featuring Peter Diamond, head of the murder squad in Bath, England. SIGNED on the title page. 344 pp. ISBN: 0-316639710.

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

    Book ID: 83248
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  • Breen, Jon L.
    THE GATHERING PLACE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (1984) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Award-winning author's second mystery novel, and the firdt in the series featuring racetrack announcer and amateur sleuth Jerry Brogan, set in the world of horse racing in Southern California. An association copy INSCRIBED on the title page. 189 pp. ISBN: 0-802755755.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83246
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  • TEONANCATL: Hallucinogenic Mushrooms of North America. by Ott, Jonathan and Jeremy Bigwood, editor. R. Gordon Wasson, Albert Hofmann and others, contributors.
    Ott, Jonathan and Jeremy Bigwood, editor. R. Gordon Wasson, Albert Hofmann and others, contributors.
    TEONANCATL: Hallucinogenic Mushrooms of North America.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Seattle: Madrona Publishers, (1978). First edition - Extracts from the Second International Conference on Hallucinogenic Mushrooms, held October 27-30, 1977 near Port Townsend, Washington. Contributors include R. Gordon Wasson, Albert Hofmann, Andrew Weil, Richard Evans Schultes as well as Bigwood and Ott. Illustrated with both full color and black and white photographs and botanical drawings. Bibliographies after each selection as well as suggested general reading, index. 175 pp plus notes on contributors. ISBN: 0-914842293.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (minor rubbing and wear to covers, contents clean and fine)

    Book ID: 83245
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  • CROSSROAD BLUES: A Nick Travers Mystery. by Atkins, Ace
    Atkins, Ace
    CROSSROAD BLUES: A Nick Travers Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (1998.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first book and the first in the series featuring Nick Travers, an ex-New Orleans Saint turned blues historian at Tulane University. A novel which intertwines two mysteries - the murder of celebrated bluesman Robert Greenwod in 1938 and the disappearance of a Tulane professor who is following rumors of unknown Johnson recordings. SIGNED on the title page. 226 pp. ISBN: 0-312-192541.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83238
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  • TOM SWIFT AND HIS GIANT MAGNET or Bringing Up the Lost Submarine, #35. by Appleton, Victor.
    Appleton, Victor.
    TOM SWIFT AND HIS GIANT MAGNET or Bringing Up the Lost Submarine, #35.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1932). Hardcover first edition - Glossy frontispiece by Nat Falk. The last title on the series listed on the verso of the title page and at end of book. Both lists also list to Don Sturdy on the Ocean Bottom (1931) 216 pp., plus 4 pp publisher's ads. Bound in the rather uncommon first issue binding in tan boards with the "quadrant" illustrations in red and black on the front cover.

    Condition: Very good overall - corners slightly bumped, some minor soiling and wear to covers, usual toning to pages, previous owner's name dated 1933.

    Book ID: 83234
    Keywords: Juvenile series
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  • THE MYSTERY AT DEVIL'S PAW. The Hardy Boys Series 38. by Dixon, Franklin W.
    Dixon, Franklin W.
    THE MYSTERY AT DEVIL'S PAW. The Hardy Boys Series 38.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (c 1959) dj. Hardcover - A very early printing of this title - 1960A-2 per Carpentieri. Tan boards with dark brown lettering, brown endpapers with multiple small drawings,, dustjacket with wraparound illustration on spine. Frontispiece. Both the book and the rear flap of the dj list to #39 in the series. Dedicated "to the boys and girls of Alaska which became our 49th state during the writing" of this. 183 pp,

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket (previous owner's name, minor edgewear to dj)

    Book ID: 83231
    Keywords: Juvenile series
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  • THE CACAHUATL EATER: Ruminations of an Unabashed Chocolate Addict. by Ott, Jonathan.
    Ott, Jonathan.
    THE CACAHUATL EATER: Ruminations of an Unabashed Chocolate Addict.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Vashon, WA: Natural Products Co., 1985. First edition - The subtitle goes on to state "Replete with divers historical and scientific discursions of both an entertaining and informative nature." This rather hard to find book by Ott is described as the first to treat chocolate first and foremost as a drug. In it, Ott pokes fun at 'organophiles,' the medical establishment, drug laws and himself. Illustrated with many photographs. References, index. 120 pp. ISBN: 0-961423412.

    Condition: Just about fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 83230
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  • A CONTRIBUTION TO SOUTH AFRICAN MATERIA MEDICA Chiefly from Plants in Use among the Natives. by Smith, Andrew of St Cyrus (1828-1898)
    Smith, Andrew of St Cyrus (1828-1898)
    A CONTRIBUTION TO SOUTH AFRICAN MATERIA MEDICA Chiefly from Plants in Use among the Natives.

    Edition: Second edition.

    Lovedale, South Africa: Published in the Book Department, 1888. Hardcover - Uncommon second edition of this early work on South African indigenous medicine, which was first published in 1885. The preface notes that although there is still work to be done, the first edition has been sold out, and so a new edition was appropriate, Among the Native contributors who are acknowledged in the preface is W. W. Gqoba and the students of Lovedale. Includes indices of the botanical, Kaffir, English and Dutch names of the plants. viii, 163 pp. plus errata.

    Condition: From the South African Public Library - includes several small circular stamps noting "book registry act 1888" on scattered pages throughout. Attractively rebound in dark green and olive green buckram with gilt lettering on spine and gilt decorative bands on covers. Significant foxing, but overall in good condition, easily readable,

    Book ID: 83229
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  • Silverstein, Shel.
    WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS: The Poems and Drawings of Shel Silverstein.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1974.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Scarce first edition of Silverstein's first book of poetry for children, a book which demonstrates his understanding of their wishes, fears and even their love of silliness - a title which is still popular today almost 50 years later. Illustrated with his humoroua line drawings on almost every page. First edition stated on the copyright page. 166 pp plus index. ISBN: 0-06-0256672.

    Condition: Near fine in light brown cloth with dark brown lettering, in a fair only dust jacket (price-clipped, chipping at ends of spine, and other minor edgewear, some toning to the cream background.)

    Book ID: 83221
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  • THE FARM. by Smith, Tom Rob
    Smith, Tom Rob
    THE FARM.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grand Central Publishing, (2014) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An intricate psychological thriller, the fourth novel by the author of the award-winning "Child 44" trilogy. "Daniel believed that his parents were enjoying a peaceful retirement on a remote farm in Sweden. But with a single phone call, everything changes. 'Your mother...she's not well,' his father tells him. 'She's been imagining things - terrible, terrible things. She's had a psychotic breakdown, and been committed to a mental hospital.' Before Daniel can board a plane to Sweden, his mother calls: 'Everything that man has told you is a lie. I'm not mad... I need the police... Meet me at Heathrow.'
    Daniel finds himself caught between his parents,…

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    New York: Grand Central Publishing, (2014) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An intricate psychological thriller, the fourth novel by the author of the award-winning "Child 44" trilogy. "Daniel believed that his parents were enjoying a peaceful retirement on a remote farm in Sweden. But with a single phone call, everything changes. 'Your mother...she's not well,' his father tells him. 'She's been imagining things - terrible, terrible things. She's had a psychotic breakdown, and been committed to a mental hospital.' Before Daniel can board a plane to Sweden, his mother calls: 'Everything that man has told you is a lie. I'm not mad... I need the police... Meet me at Heathrow.'
    Daniel finds himself caught between his parents, and unsure of who to believe or trust." SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 356 pp. ISBN: 978-0446550734.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83220
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  • ZIGZAGGING DOWN A WILD TRAIL: Stories. by Mason, Bobbie Ann.
    Mason, Bobbie Ann.
    ZIGZAGGING DOWN A WILD TRAIL: Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2001). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of eleven new stories by this award-winning writer which "capture the restless energy of life in contemporary America. The characters here are travelers and seekers, feeling their way toward, or away from the defining moments of their lives. They roam out into the world to England, Alaska, Texas, Saudi Arabia, or ricochet back home to Kentucky." SIGNED on the title page. 209 pp. ISBN: 0-679449248.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83202
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  • CONSIDERING HOW EXAGGERATED MUSIC IS. by Scalapino, Leslie (1944-2010)
    Scalapino, Leslie (1944-2010)
    CONSIDERING HOW EXAGGERATED MUSIC IS.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    San Francisco: North Point Press, 1982. dj. SIGNED first edition - A substantial collection by this award-winning Northern California poet, who had close ties to the Beats. Includes three of her previous books of poetry - The Woman Who Could Read the Minds of Dogs, Instead of an Animal, and This eating and walking at the same time - as well as two sections of new poems. SIGNED on the title page, and uncommon thus. ISBN: 0-86547-0669.

    Condition: Very good in glossy white wrappers with pale gray lettering in a good outer illustrated dust jacket (some edgewear to the dj, price-clipped)

    Book ID: 83182
    Keywords: california poet, Poetry
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  • ON DESERT TRAILS: Today and Yesterday. by Henderson, Randall.
    Henderson, Randall.
    ON DESERT TRAILS: Today and Yesterday.

    Edition: First printing.

    Los Angeles: Westernlore Press, (1961) dj. Hardcover first edition - A Desert Classic by the founder and former publisher of Desert Magazine. The titles of the chapters just give a hint to the information included in this book - from an old iron boat on the Colorado to gold seekers with burros, Scotty and his castle in Death Valley, the saga of a nomad artist - Edward Ruess - who left Escalante in 1934, and much more. Illustrated with photographs, maps by Norton Allen and drawings by Don Louis Perceval. Index. 357 pp.

    Condition: Fine in beige boards with gilt lettering on the spine, embossed illustraion on front cover, in a near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83172
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  • THE BEACH ROAD. by Diamond, Sarah.
    Diamond, Sarah.
    THE BEACH ROAD.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Orion, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, an edgy and dark psychological thriller. "To the casual eye, teenagers Jane and Beverley are opposites. Wealthy, beautiful and clever, Beverley seems to have everything while disturbed and lonely Jane has just seen her mother die in appalling circumstances. . . But Beverleys life isnt so perfect after all. When something terrible happens to her on holiday, she comes home to find theres nobody left to turn to except Jane herself. Gradually she begins to realise there is something different, something dark about Jane. Little does she know just how different, just how dark ..." SIGNED on the title page. 228 pp. ISBN: 0-752837842.

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

    Book ID: 83166
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  • THE EARTHQUAKE BIRD. by Jones, Susanna.
    Jones, Susanna.
    THE EARTHQUAKE BIRD.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Picador, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, the story of Lucy Fly, an English woman working as a translator in Tokyo. When the story opens she has been arrested for the murder of another English woman, Lily Bridges, whose partial remains have just been found. Otto Penzler called this "little gem of a book is a startlingly good debut - it grips you while you read and stays with you long after you've finished." SIGNED on the title page. Winner of the Crime Writer's Association John Creasey Memorial Award for the best first crime novel of 2001. 212 pp. ISBN: 0-330485016.

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

    Book ID: 83165
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  • JEFFERSON'S CHILDREN: The Story of One American Family. by Lanier, Shannon and Jane Feldman; Introduction by Lucian K. Truscott IV
    Lanier, Shannon and Jane Feldman; Introduction by Lucian K. Truscott IV
    JEFFERSON'S CHILDREN: The Story of One American Family.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A journey across the country by Shannon Lanier, a descendent of Jefferson, and photographer Jane Feldmen, to meet the rest of his family, the descendants - both black and white - of Thomas Jefferson -and in some cases, of Sally Hemings. INSCRIBED on the half title page by the author, Shannon Lanier, and dated in the year of publication. Illustrated throughout with photographs in both color and black and white. Introduction by Lucian K. Truscott IV. Index. Large square format. 144 pp. ISBN: 0-375-805974.

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

    Book ID: 83154
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  • HERE AND NOW STORY BOOK: Two to Seven Year Olds: Experimental Stories Written for the Children of the City and Country School (formerly the Play School) and the Nursery School of the Bureau of Educational Experiments. by Mitchell, Lucy Sprague (1878-1967)
    Mitchell, Lucy Sprague (1878-1967)
    HERE AND NOW STORY BOOK: Two to Seven Year Olds: Experimental Stories Written for the Children of the City and Country School (formerly the Play School) and the Nursery School of the Bureau of Educational Experiments.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1937, c 1921) dj. Hardcover - Lucy Sprague Mitchell - who was the first Dean of Woman at the University of California, Berkeley and later founded New York's Bank Street College of Education, believed that very young children were better served by stories rooted in everyday experience, instead of traditional fairy tales, mythology, and folklore (personally, I favor fairy tales). Although she describes the stories as "experimental" this book includes a long introduction (72 pages) in which she lays our her arguments for why stories in the "here and now" are preferable to less realistic fiction. In addition, each story has a brief introduction explaining the origins of the story - usually from spontaneous comments by…

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    New York: Dutton, (1937, c 1921) dj. Hardcover - Lucy Sprague Mitchell - who was the first Dean of Woman at the University of California, Berkeley and later founded New York's Bank Street College of Education, believed that very young children were better served by stories rooted in everyday experience, instead of traditional fairy tales, mythology, and folklore (personally, I favor fairy tales). Although she describes the stories as "experimental" this book includes a long introduction (72 pages) in which she lays our her arguments for why stories in the "here and now" are preferable to less realistic fiction. In addition, each story has a brief introduction explaining the origins of the story - usually from spontaneous comments by children. While this might have been controversial at the time, it nevertheless had numerous printings between 1921 and 1937, the date of the 18th printing - and it was a landmark in American progressive education. Illustrated with a color frontispiece and numerous line drawings by Hendrik Willem van Loon. 300 pp.

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    Condition: Near fine in red cloth with a black lettering and illustration on the front cover, in a very good example of the uncommon dust jacket (some edgewear, small chip at the top of spine)

    Book ID: 83142
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  • EXQUISITE CORPSE. by Brite, Poppy Z.
    Brite, Poppy Z.
    EXQUISITE CORPSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Orion, (1996). SIGNED (on a bookplate) hardcover first edition - True first edition (preceding the US edition) of this horror novel by an award-winning writer - "two gay necrophiliac lovers - both serial killers- who meet in New Orleans (where Brite lives) for a feast of corpse-eating and coupling with the rotting dead. SIGNED by the author on a publisher's bookplate affixed to the half title page. 244 pp. ISBN: 0-752802062.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83139
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  • MORTAL LOVE. by Hand, Elizabeth.
    Hand, Elizabeth.
    MORTAL LOVE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, (2004) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - In their review, the Washington Post described this novel by this award-winning writer as "at once a painting in prose, an investigation into artistic obsession and a re-evaluation. . . The story begins in England in the 1870s with that most unblushing and Victorian of opening gambits: a letter. One director of an insane asylum, Dr. Hoffmann, has written to another, Thomas Learmont, of the spontaneous combustion of a young woman in his care.. . it is the dead woman who will link the different times and locales in which Mortal Love is set. Reduced to ashes before the novel begins, then reincarnated as numerous women within…

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    New York: William H. Morrow, (2004) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - In their review, the Washington Post described this novel by this award-winning writer as "at once a painting in prose, an investigation into artistic obsession and a re-evaluation. . . The story begins in England in the 1870s with that most unblushing and Victorian of opening gambits: a letter. One director of an insane asylum, Dr. Hoffmann, has written to another, Thomas Learmont, of the spontaneous combustion of a young woman in his care.. . it is the dead woman who will link the different times and locales in which Mortal Love is set. Reduced to ashes before the novel begins, then reincarnated as numerous women within it, she is the enigmatic object of quests ranging from Victorian England to an island off the coast of Maine in the 1980s, and from a remote coast in rural Cornwall to present-day London." SIGNED on the title page. 364 pp. ISBN: 0-061051705.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83135
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  • CARRY ME ACROSS THE WATER. by Canin, Ethan.
    Canin, Ethan.
    CARRY ME ACROSS THE WATER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His third novel, fifth book, set against the backdrop of World War II, the story of a young man who flees Nazi Germany and makes a life for himself in the United States. SIGNED on the half title page and dated in the year of publication. 206 pp. ISBN: 0-679-456791.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83120
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  • A STARK AND WORMY KNIGHT: Tales of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Suspense. by Williams, Tad; edited by Deborah Beale.
    Williams, Tad; edited by Deborah Beale.
    A STARK AND WORMY KNIGHT: Tales of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Suspense.

    Edition: First printing.

    Burton, MI: Subterranean Press, (2012) dj. Hardcover first edition - An uncommon collection of shorter fiction by this author best known for his epic fantasy novels. Included are short stories, novellas, and the script for a proposed series of DC Comics that never came to fruition as well as a screenplay for a movie still unproduced. The title story is a tale within a tale of dragons and knights and is notable for its wit and verbal inventiveness. The stories include 'The Storm Door' which uses The Tibetan Book of the Dead to forge a new approach to the traditional zombie story. 'The Terrible Conflagration at the Quiller's Mint' which offers a brief, independent glimpse into the background of…

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    Burton, MI: Subterranean Press, (2012) dj. Hardcover first edition - An uncommon collection of shorter fiction by this author best known for his epic fantasy novels. Included are short stories, novellas, and the script for a proposed series of DC Comics that never came to fruition as well as a screenplay for a movie still unproduced. The title story is a tale within a tale of dragons and knights and is notable for its wit and verbal inventiveness. The stories include 'The Storm Door' which uses The Tibetan Book of the Dead to forge a new approach to the traditional zombie story. 'The Terrible Conflagration at the Quiller's Mint' which offers a brief, independent glimpse into the background of Williams's Shadowmarch series and 'Ants' which provides an ironic account of what can happen when a marriage goes irrevocably wrong. Introduction by Williams. 442 pp. ISBN: 978-1596064614.

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

    Book ID: 83117
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  • OBLIVION: STORIES. by Wallace, David Foster (1962-2008)
    Wallace, David Foster (1962-2008)
    OBLIVION: STORIES.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2004). First edition - A collection of eight short stories by this award-winning writer - "each of these stories is a complete world, as fully imagined as most entire novels, at once preposterously surreal and painfully immediate." Publisher's letter laid in. 328 pp.

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

    Book ID: 83111
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  • RUNAWAY: Stories. by Munro, Alice.
    Munro, Alice.
    RUNAWAY: Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, (2004) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of eight short stories, winner of the 2004 Giller Prize for best fiction by a Canadian author (the second time Munro was awarded this prize.) 335 pp. ISBN: 1-4000-4281x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83089
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  • THE KNOWN WORLD. by Jones, Edward.
    Jones, Edward.
    THE KNOWN WORLD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Amistad / HarperCollins, (2003.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Award, a finalist for the National Book Award, this is a book that truly deserves all of the acclaim it has received. The story of free colored slaveholders in 1840's Virginia is both historically accurate and moving. Author Jeffrey Lent called this "a modern masterpiece that staggers the imagination...the most powerful and deeply realized novel I've read in a long time. This is a work that transforms and transports to such a thorough degree that when you finally step out 'The Known World,' you're shaken and turned around, never again to be the same. This novel is what…

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    New York: Amistad / HarperCollins, (2003.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Award, a finalist for the National Book Award, this is a book that truly deserves all of the acclaim it has received. The story of free colored slaveholders in 1840's Virginia is both historically accurate and moving. Author Jeffrey Lent called this "a modern masterpiece that staggers the imagination...the most powerful and deeply realized novel I've read in a long time. This is a work that transforms and transports to such a thorough degree that when you finally step out 'The Known World,' you're shaken and turned around, never again to be the same. This novel is what literature can and should be.' Cover featuring a Eudora Welty photograph. 388 pp. Went quickly into later printings and rather uncommon in the true first. ISBN: 0-06-0557540.

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    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83077
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  • DREAMING OF HITLER: Passions and Provocations. by Merkin, Daphne.
    Merkin, Daphne.
    DREAMING OF HITLER: Passions and Provocations.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Crown, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of short essays by this award-winning writer, essays which take on the "taboos and sacred cows" that are rarely written about. INSCRIBED on the half title page to the late Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens and his wife and dated in the year of publication. 363 pp. ISBN: 0-517706261.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83070
    Keywords: Essays, women authors
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  • THE MEZZANINE. by Baker, Nicholson.
    Baker, Nicholson.
    THE MEZZANINE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, (1988). SIGNED hardcover first edition - the author's first novel - a "portrait of one young man's day at the office - actually, his lunch hour and, more exactly, his escalator ride back to his office on the mezzanine level, after purchasing shoelaces/." Complete with extensive footnotes, SIGNED on the title page. 135 pp. ISBN: 1-555842585.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83060
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  • MOONSPENDER: A Lovejoy Narrative. by Gash, Jonathan.
    Gash, Jonathan.
    MOONSPENDER: A Lovejoy Narrative.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Collins / The Crime Club, (1986) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring Lovejoy of Lovejoy Antiques, antique lover, woman lover and sometimes sleuth. The moonspenders are those who illegally seek buried antiquities at night using metal detectors and other modern devices. SIGNED on the title page. 224 pp. ISBN: 0-002320851.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83050
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  • MURDER IN GRUB STREET. by Alexander, Bruce.
    Alexander, Bruce.
    MURDER IN GRUB STREET.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1995.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second book 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. 276 pp. ISBN: 0-399-140859.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83049
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  • BLUEBEARD'S EGG by Atwood, Margaret
    Atwood, Margaret
    BLUEBEARD'S EGG

    Edition: First edition.

    Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1983. dj. Hardcover first edition - The true first edition of Atwood's second collection of short stories. 285 pp. ISBN: 0-7710-08082.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83048
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  • FUNERAL IN BERLIN. by Deighton, Len.
    Deighton, Len.
    FUNERAL IN BERLIN.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Jonathan Cape, (1964) dj. Hardcover first edition - Deighton's third spy novel featuring his unnamed secret agent. The second of these novels to be made into one of the Harry Palmer films featuring Michael Caine. Nominated for the Edgar award. 312 pp. Dust jacket by Raymond Hawkey.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket. Rather hard to find, and especially so in this condition.

    Book ID: 83047
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  • THE TWENTY-YEAR DEATH. by Winter, Ariel S.
    Winter, Ariel S.
    THE TWENTY-YEAR DEATH.

    Edition: First printing.

    London & New York, Hard Case Crime Book/Titan Books, 2012. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A unique - and massive - book, with dust jacket praise from such diverse writers as John Banville, Stephen King and many others: "A first novel written in the form of three separate crime novels, each set in a different decade and penned in the style of a different giant of the mystery genre. The body found in the gutter in France led the police inspector to the dead man's beautiful daughter - and to her hot-tempered American husband [Simenon]. A hardboiled private eye hired to keep a movie studio's leading lady happy uncovers the truth behind the brutal slaying of a Hollywood…

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    London & New York, Hard Case Crime Book/Titan Books, 2012. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A unique - and massive - book, with dust jacket praise from such diverse writers as John Banville, Stephen King and many others: "A first novel written in the form of three separate crime novels, each set in a different decade and penned in the style of a different giant of the mystery genre. The body found in the gutter in France led the police inspector to the dead man's beautiful daughter - and to her hot-tempered American husband [Simenon]. A hardboiled private eye hired to keep a movie studio's leading lady happy uncovers the truth behind the brutal slaying of a Hollywood starlet [Chandler]. A desperate man pursuing his last chance at redemption finds himself with blood on his hands and the police on his trail [Jim Thompson]." SIGNED on the title page. 670 pp. ISBN: 978-0857685810.

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

    Book ID: 83041
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  • THE SCULPTRESS. by Walters, Minette
    Walters, Minette
    THE SCULPTRESS.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Macmillan, (1993.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's second novel, winner of the Edgar Award for best mystery, SIGNED on the title page. 308 pp. ISBN: 0-333593820.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (a tight copy, appears unread, but usual toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 83040
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  • SERVANTS OF THE MAP. by Barrett, Andrea.
    Barrett, Andrea.
    SERVANTS OF THE MAP.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of stories by this National Book Award winning writer, ranging across two centuries and from the Western Himalayas to a village in the Adirondacks, and each in different ways dealing with discovery and exploration. SIGNED on the title page. Finalist for the 2003 Pulitzer Prize and a New York Times Notable Selection. 270 pp. ISBN: 0-393-043487.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83038
    Keywords: Women Authors
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  • SHIP FEVER and Other Stories. by Barrett, Andrea
    Barrett, Andrea
    SHIP FEVER and Other Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (1996.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of short fiction, much of it (including the title novella) set in the nineteenth century. Winner of the National Book Award. SIGNED on the title page. 254 pp. ISBN: 0-393-03853X.

    Condition: Fine in fine first issue dust jacket without the seal on the cover.

    Book ID: 83035
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  • SHIP FEVER and Other Stories. by Barrett, Andrea
    Barrett, Andrea
    SHIP FEVER and Other Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (1996.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of short fiction, much of it (including the title novella) set in the nineteenth century. Winner of the National Book Award. SIGNED on the title page. Interestingly, this has a seal on the front cover noting that it was a finalist, but it went on to actually win the award! 254 pp. ISBN: 0-393-03853X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket,

    Book ID: 83034
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  • ROCKET TO THE MORGUE. by Holmes. H. H. (aka Anthony Boucher)
    Holmes. H. H. (aka Anthony Boucher)
    ROCKET TO THE MORGUE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, (1942). Hardcover first edition - Both a classic locked room mystery and a roman a clef novel set in the science fiction writing world in Los Angeles in the years before World War II. This was the second locked room mystery written by Boucher under this pseudonym and featured once again the team of Sister Ursula of the fictitious convent 'Sisters of Martha of Bethany,' and Los Angeles police detective Terence "Terry" Marshall. Many of the characters are thinly-veiled versions of personalities such as Robert A. Heinlein ("Austin Carter") and L. Ron Hubbard ("D. Vance Wimpole"), Some writers' actual pseudonyms were used for minor characters, including "Anson Macdonald" and "Lyle Monroe" (both Heinlein…

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    New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, (1942). Hardcover first edition - Both a classic locked room mystery and a roman a clef novel set in the science fiction writing world in Los Angeles in the years before World War II. This was the second locked room mystery written by Boucher under this pseudonym and featured once again the team of Sister Ursula of the fictitious convent 'Sisters of Martha of Bethany,' and Los Angeles police detective Terence "Terry" Marshall. Many of the characters are thinly-veiled versions of personalities such as Robert A. Heinlein ("Austin Carter") and L. Ron Hubbard ("D. Vance Wimpole"), Some writers' actual pseudonyms were used for minor characters, including "Anson Macdonald" and "Lyle Monroe" (both Heinlein pseudonyms), and Boucher himself appears under his real name of William Anthony Parker White. A Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone. 279 pp.

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    Condition: Good+ condition overall in black cloth with blue lettering on spine - a bit of fraying to ends of spine and wear to corners, names on front endpaper and a thin homemade pocket on rear pastedown. Synopsis from front flap of dust jacket has been pasted inside the front cover. Overall a tight and sturdy copy, very readable,

    Book ID: 83031
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  • THE INNOCENTS. by Barre, Richard.
    Barre, Richard.
    THE INNOCENTS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (1995.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first novel in his award winning series featuring Southern California P.I. Will Hardesty. In 1990 a flash flood unearths the skeletons of seven murdered children. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 234 pp. ISBN: 0-425-169030.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83028
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  • TRACK OF THE CAT. by Barr, Nevada.
    Barr, Nevada.
    TRACK OF THE CAT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1993.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Murder in the Guadalupe mountains of West Texas. The author's second book and her first mystery, introducing park ranger Anna Pigeon. (Barr was a National Parks ranger herself at the time she wrote this book.) SIGNED on the title page. Winner of the Anthony and Agatha awards for best first mystery. 238 pp. ISBN: 0-380-721643.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83027
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  • ORCHARD. by Watson, Larry.
    Watson, Larry.
    ORCHARD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel by this award winning writer set in 1950s Wisconsin. "Ned Weaver, an internationally acclaimed painter, is famous in Door County, Wisconsin, for his luminous work - and for his affairs with his models. His wife, Harriet, has learned to accept these dalliances in the belief that his immense talent will ultimately make up for his shortcomings as a husband. Sonja Skordahl, a Norwegian immigrant, came to America looking for a new life. Instead, she married Henry House, only to find herself defined, like so many other mid-twentieth-century women, by her roles as wife and mother." SIGNED on the title page. Review copy with promotional material laid in, 241 pp. ISBN: 0-37580523x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83025
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  • LAURA. by Watson, Larry.
    Watson, Larry.
    LAURA.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Atria (Simon & Schuster), (2001). SIGNED first edition - A very different book by this award winning writer who is best known for his novels set in the American West. This follows the relationship over almost 40 years between Paul - who first met Laura when he was just 12 years old - and Laura, nine years older and an aspiring poet at the time. SIGNED on the title page. 326 pp.

    Condition: Fine in lavender printed wrappers. An uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 83021
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  • EPITAPH FOR A SPY. With a footnote by the author. by Ambler, Eric (1909-1998).
    Ambler, Eric (1909-1998).
    EPITAPH FOR A SPY. With a footnote by the author.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1952. dj. Hardcover first edition - First US publication of Ambler's third novel, originally published in the UK in 1938. Set against the backdrop of the French Riviera on the eve of World War II, this is the story of a stateless man, born in Hungary but with only an expired Yugoslavian passport, now living and teaching languages in France, who finds himself caught up in international espionage while on vacation, when his camera is accidentally switched and incriminating photographs are found on the roll in it. This is the novel which first introduced an 'everyman' as a protaganist - a sometimes bumbling anti-hero who unwittingly finds himself in a dangerous situation. Basis for…

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    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1952. dj. Hardcover first edition - First US publication of Ambler's third novel, originally published in the UK in 1938. Set against the backdrop of the French Riviera on the eve of World War II, this is the story of a stateless man, born in Hungary but with only an expired Yugoslavian passport, now living and teaching languages in France, who finds himself caught up in international espionage while on vacation, when his camera is accidentally switched and incriminating photographs are found on the roll in it. This is the novel which first introduced an 'everyman' as a protaganist - a sometimes bumbling anti-hero who unwittingly finds himself in a dangerous situation. Basis for the 1944 movie Hotel Reserve featuring James Mason and Lucie Mannheim. Includes an afterword by Ambler. Dustjacket art by Bill English.

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    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (one line is underlined on p 173, and the binding is cracking between pp 186-187, but overall it is still a sturdy, tight and attractive copy in a bright dust jacket with a bit of wear to the ends of the spine, original price of $3 still present.)

    Book ID: 83019
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  • HAT-CHECK GIRL. by James, Rian [pseudonym of Julian Herbert Rothschild, 1899-1953]
    James, Rian [pseudonym of Julian Herbert Rothschild, 1899-1953]
    HAT-CHECK GIRL.

    Edition: First thus. Photoplay edition.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1932) dj. Hardcover first edition - A surprisingly difficult to find title by this rather prolific author and screenwriter. Photoplay edition illustrated with stills from the 1932 Fox film of the same name and featuring Sally Eilers and Ginger Rogers. Set - like most of his books - in New York City, this is a novel in which the underworld and upperworld meet: when a millionaire's son, who has been courting Gerry, the hat check girl, is arrested for murder, it is up to her to save him - and true love wins out. Wikipedia refers to James as "a 'Jack of all trades', - a columnist covering arts and entertainment for the Brooklyn…

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    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1932) dj. Hardcover first edition - A surprisingly difficult to find title by this rather prolific author and screenwriter. Photoplay edition illustrated with stills from the 1932 Fox film of the same name and featuring Sally Eilers and Ginger Rogers. Set - like most of his books - in New York City, this is a novel in which the underworld and upperworld meet: when a millionaire's son, who has been courting Gerry, the hat check girl, is arrested for murder, it is up to her to save him - and true love wins out. Wikipedia refers to James as "a 'Jack of all trades', - a columnist covering arts and entertainment for the Brooklyn Eagle from about 1928 to 1935. He later was a foreign correspondent, parachute jumper, stunt man, airmail pilot, Air Force lieutenant, vaudeville actor, and finally, writer, director and producer." Only one copy of this edition listed in Worldcat. Includes a frontispiece and three internal glossy plates. 286 pp.

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    Condition: Good only in orange boards with black lettering in a fair copy of the uncommon dust jacket - some damage from dampness to the upper edge, with bleeding from the cloth to the top of the front endpaper and the first several pages, but otherwise sturdy and straight with sharp corners, etc. The dust jacket has overall edgewear, some loss to the top edge, chipping and tearing to the ends of the spine - but the front cover is still attractive, and the dj is complete.

    Book ID: 83013
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  • CANAAN'S TONGUE. by Wray, John.
    Wray, John.
    CANAAN'S TONGUE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2005. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second novel by the prizewinning author of "The Right Hand of Sleep", a writer named by Granta magazine in 2007 as one of America's best novelists. Inspired by the real life story of the notorious outlaw John Murrell and his protege Virgil, this novel, set on the eve of the Civil War, is about a gang of men hunted by both the Union and the Confederacy for dealing in stolen slaves. SIGNED on the title page. 341 pp. ISBN: 1-400040868.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83009
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  • THE LIONS OF THE NORTH. by Marston, Edward (pseudonym of Keith Miles)
    Marston, Edward (pseudonym of Keith Miles)
    THE LIONS OF THE NORTH.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1996) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Volume IV of the Domesday Books, a series of historical mysteries set in England during the reign of William the Conqueror - this one opens in York, 1087. SIGNED on the title page. 227 pp,. ISBN: 0-31214671x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83007
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  • THE DRAGONS OF ARCHENFIELD: Volume III of the Doomsday Books. by Marston, Edward.(pseudonym of Keith Miles)
    Marston, Edward.(pseudonym of Keith Miles)
    THE DRAGONS OF ARCHENFIELD: Volume III of the Doomsday Books.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1995) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Historical mystery set in the years immediately following the Norman conquest of England, during the reign of William the Conqueror. SIGNED on the title page. 242 pp. ISBN: 0-312-13472x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83006
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  • THE REVISIONERS. by Sexton, Margaret Wilkerson.
    Sexton, Margaret Wilkerson.
    THE REVISIONERS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Berkeley, CA: Counterpoint, (2019). SIGNED first edition - Award-winning author's second novel. Named a "Notable Book of the Year" by the New York Times who commented that this is "told in alternating chapters from the points of view of two African-American women connected by blood but divided by time: a biracial single mom in 2017 and a former sharecropper turned farm-owning widow in 1924. Both tell their progeny stories that ground the novel in the harsh facts of history even as they take on the weight of myth." SIGNED on the title page and dated in Sept 2019, that is before publication. Letter from the publisher and marketing information bound in. 276 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 83004
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  • THYME OF DEATH by Albert, Susan Wittig
    Albert, Susan Wittig
    THYME OF DEATH

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner's, (1992) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's first mystery novel, introducing former attorney and now herbalist, China Bayles. INSCRIBED on the half title page. 260 pp. ISBN: 0-684195224.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83003
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  • WRECKED ON THE BERMUDAS: The Thrilling Adventures of Three Boys, A True Story of the Present Age. by Meyer, Captain W.E. of Bermuda.
    Meyer, Captain W.E. of Bermuda.
    WRECKED ON THE BERMUDAS: The Thrilling Adventures of Three Boys, A True Story of the Present Age.

    Edition: First edition.

    Providence, RI: E.L. Freeman & Son, 1892. Hardcover first edition - "Charles T. Dillingham, publishers - author's edition" rubber stamped over the publication information at the bottom of the title page. pp. Illustrated with a frontispiece and eleven internal plates on glossy stock, all plates present. 292 pp.

    Condition: Fair condition only in red cloth with gilt lettering, illustration on front and spine in black (front endpaper missing and bookplate on front pastedown partially torn off, front hinge broken exposing the mull underneath, rear hinge cracked - but despite these flaws, the book is still holding together, still complete and readable) .

    Book ID: 82999
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  • GERMANY AND THE NEXT WAR. by von Bernhardi, General Friedrich (1849-1930)
    von Bernhardi, General Friedrich (1849-1930)
    GERMANY AND THE NEXT WAR.

    Edition: First American edition.

    New York: Longmans Green & Co, 1914. Hardcover first edition - The best known book by this Prussian general and military historian, originally published in Germany in 1911 - a book which extolled war as being an essential part of the natural order. The first two chapters are titled "The Right to Make War" and "The Duty to Make War" while Chapter 5 is ""World Power or Downfall" and other sections comment on "the intellectual supremacy of Germany." In 1912, after the book's publication in Germany, the New York Times ran a long article under the headline "WAR IS RIGHT, PEACE WRONG, SAYS GERMAN GENERAL; Von Bernhardi, Well-Known Cavalry Officer and Author of Works on Strategy and Tactics, Lauds…

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    New York: Longmans Green & Co, 1914. Hardcover first edition - The best known book by this Prussian general and military historian, originally published in Germany in 1911 - a book which extolled war as being an essential part of the natural order. The first two chapters are titled "The Right to Make War" and "The Duty to Make War" while Chapter 5 is ""World Power or Downfall" and other sections comment on "the intellectual supremacy of Germany." In 1912, after the book's publication in Germany, the New York Times ran a long article under the headline "WAR IS RIGHT, PEACE WRONG, SAYS GERMAN GENERAL; Von Bernhardi, Well-Known Cavalry Officer and Author of Works on Strategy and Tactics, Lauds Warfare as Highest Expression of Civilization and Denounces All Forms of Peace Propaganda." While this did not represent the official government position, and in fact, much of it was criticism of the government for lack of preparation for war and backing down in international negotiations, it did reflect some popular ideas at the time, including the Darwinian concept of "survival of the fittest." This is the "Authorized American Edition" translated by Allen H Powles. viii, 288 pp.

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    Condition: Very good in orange cloth cover with black lettering and illustration of eagle -some discoloration to the cloth on the spine although the title is still easily read, and the usual toning to the pages..

    Book ID: 82998
    Keywords: Military, world history
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  • DEAD ABOVE GROUND. by Tervalon, Jerry
    Tervalon, Jerry
    DEAD ABOVE GROUND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pocket Books, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Prize-winning African American novelist's third book, a story drawn upon his own heritage and set in his native New Orleans right after World War II - in a city and a world that no longer exists. SIGNED on the title page and dated 1-29-2000, in the month of publication. 226 pp. ISBN: 0-671-034685.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82986
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  • WILDE WEST. by Satterthwait, Walter.
    Satterthwait, Walter.
    WILDE WEST.

    Edition: First printing.

    Norman, OK: St Martin's, (1991) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His fourth novel - Midway through his triumphant tour of the American West, the young Oscar Wilde discovers that someone in his entourage has been savagely murdering prostitutes. SIGNED on the title page. 374 pp. ISBN: 0-312059973.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82980
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  • DEAD SKIP. by Gores, Joe.
    Gores, Joe.
    DEAD SKIP.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1972) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first mystery in the DKA File series. Gores has commented about this book that 'this first of the file novels is also the most procedural. Except the murder, the whole book relates real events just as they occurred - even to the time deadline.' 184 pp. ISBN: 0-394481577.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82974
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  • BRONX ANGEL. by Dee, Ed.
    Dee, Ed.
    BRONX ANGEL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Warner, 1995. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second hard-hitting mystery novel by this former NYC police lieutenant. SIGNED on the title page. 287 pp. ISBN: 0-446517747.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82968
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  • BABY, WOULD I LIE? A Romance of the Ozarks. by Westlake, Donald E.
    Westlake, Donald E.
    BABY, WOULD I LIE? A Romance of the Ozarks.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Mysterious Press, (1994) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A crime thriller - or maybe this is more accurately described as a humorous caper novel - set in Branson, Missouri, the new home of country music. SIGNED on the title page. 291 pp. ISBN: 0-892965320.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82967
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  • THE AIR WE BREATHE. by Barrett, Andrea.
    Barrett, Andrea.
    THE AIR WE BREATHE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Norton, (2007). SIGNED first edition - Novel set in the fall of 1916 as "Americans debate whether to enter the European war. 'Preparedness parades' march and headlines report German spies. But in an isolated community in the Adirondacks, the danger is barely felt. At Tamarack Lake the focus is on the sick. Wealthy tubercular patients live in private cure cottages; charity patients, mainly immigrants, fill the large public sanatorium." But the well-intended gesture meaning of a newly arrived patient leads to both a to a tragic accident and a surge of anti-immigrant prejudice and vigilante sentiment. SIGNED on the title page and dated 6/2/07 - that is, before publication. 297 pp plus a family tree.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 82966
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  • THE GREAT NIGHT. by Adrian, Chris.
    Adrian, Chris.
    THE GREAT NIGHT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2011). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A retelling of Shakespeares 'A Midsummer Nights Dream.' "On Midsummer Eve 2008, three people, each on the run from a failed relationship, become trapped in San Franciscos Buena Vista Park, the secret home of Titania, Oberon, and their court. On this night, something awful is happening in the faerie kingdom . . . " SIGNED on the half title page and dated in the year of publication. 292 pp. ISBN: 978-0374166410.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82956
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  • BICYCLE ON THE BEACH. by Viertel, Peter.
    Viertel, Peter.
    BICYCLE ON THE BEACH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, (1971) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel set in southern California in the years before World War II, as tensions are growing and this, the story of the relationship of a 15 year-old boy with an older married woman is an antidote to the harsh reality looming over them. SIGNED on the half title page and uncommon thus. 362 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (minor edgewear to the dj)

    Book ID: 82950
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  • BY LOVE POSSESSED. by Cozzens, James Gould.
    Cozzens, James Gould.
    BY LOVE POSSESSED.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, (1957) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in a small town in Pennsylvania in the mid-1950s, which follows an attorney for 48 hours - including his reminiscences of years past. An immediate bestseller, it was also the subject of some controversial and negative reviews - but despite that, in 1960, it received the William Dean Howells Medal, an award given every five years to the best novel of the previous five years. Basis for the film co-starring Lana Turner, First editions in collectible condition are surprisingly uncommon for a book which reportedly sold over 5000,000 copies. 370 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in blue cloth in a near fine dustjacket (original price of $5 still present on dj flap) .

    Book ID: 82943
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  • AMMIE, COME HOME. by Michaels, Barbara (pseudonym for Barbara Mertz.)
    Michaels, Barbara (pseudonym for Barbara Mertz.)
    AMMIE, COME HOME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Meredith Press, (1968) dj. Hardcover first edition - The third novel written by Mertz using this pseudonym (she is best known for the Amelia Peabody series written under the name of Elizabeth Peters). A gothic tale set in 1960s Georgetown, where Ruth Bennett has inherited an old family house and is hoping to recover from the death of her husband there. However, her peace is broken when her niece Sara arrives and she finds herself confronted by a spirit that inhabits her niece's body. 252 pp.

    Condition: Fine in blue cloth in a very near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82942
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  • THE SCHOOL OF NIGHT. by Bayard, Louis.
    Bayard, Louis.
    THE SCHOOL OF NIGHT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2011) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A thriller spanning four centuries - "In the late sixteenth century, five scholars gather under the cloak of darkness to discuss God, politics, astronomy, and the black arts. Known as the School of Night, they meet in secret to avoid the wrath of Queen Elizabeth. But one of the men, Thomas Harriot, has secrets of his own, secrets he shares with one person only. . In modern-day Washington, D.C., disgraced Elizabethan scholar Henry Cavendish has been hired by the ruthless antiquities collector Bernard Styles to find a missing letter. The letter dates from the 1600s and was stolen by Henry's close friend, Alonzo Wax. Now Wax is dead…

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    New York: Henry Holt, (2011) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A thriller spanning four centuries - "In the late sixteenth century, five scholars gather under the cloak of darkness to discuss God, politics, astronomy, and the black arts. Known as the School of Night, they meet in secret to avoid the wrath of Queen Elizabeth. But one of the men, Thomas Harriot, has secrets of his own, secrets he shares with one person only. . In modern-day Washington, D.C., disgraced Elizabethan scholar Henry Cavendish has been hired by the ruthless antiquities collector Bernard Styles to find a missing letter. The letter dates from the 1600s and was stolen by Henry's close friend, Alonzo Wax. Now Wax is dead and Styles wants the letter back." SIGNED on the title page. Review copy with publisher's material laid in. 338 pp. ISBN: 978-0805090697.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82932
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  • THE SCHOOL OF NIGHT. by Bayard, Louis.
    Bayard, Louis.
    THE SCHOOL OF NIGHT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2011) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A thriller spanning four centuries - "In the late sixteenth century, five scholars gather under the cloak of darkness to discuss God, politics, astronomy, and the black arts. Known as the School of Night, they meet in secret to avoid the wrath of Queen Elizabeth. But one of the men, Thomas Harriot, has secrets of his own, secrets he shares with one person only. . In modern-day Washington, D.C., disgraced Elizabethan scholar Henry Cavendish has been hired by the ruthless antiquities collector Bernard Styles to find a missing letter. The letter dates from the 1600s and was stolen by Henry's close friend, Alonzo Wax. Now Wax is dead…

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    New York: Henry Holt, (2011) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A thriller spanning four centuries - "In the late sixteenth century, five scholars gather under the cloak of darkness to discuss God, politics, astronomy, and the black arts. Known as the School of Night, they meet in secret to avoid the wrath of Queen Elizabeth. But one of the men, Thomas Harriot, has secrets of his own, secrets he shares with one person only. . In modern-day Washington, D.C., disgraced Elizabethan scholar Henry Cavendish has been hired by the ruthless antiquities collector Bernard Styles to find a missing letter. The letter dates from the 1600s and was stolen by Henry's close friend, Alonzo Wax. Now Wax is dead and Styles wants the letter back." SIGNED on the title page. 338 pp. ISBN: 978-0805090697.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82931
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  • ROSTINIKOV'S CORPSE. by Kaminsky, Stuart M.
    Kaminsky, Stuart M.
    ROSTINIKOV'S CORPSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Macmillan, (1981) dj. Hardcover first edition - True first edition of the first novel featuring Moscow Police Inspector Profiry Rostnikov, (published in the US as a paperback original under the title "Death of a Dissident.")
    A dissident - the subject of a show trial in progress - is murdered with a sickle. 239 pp. ISBN: 0-333318463.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (light toning to the pages. price clipped with new publisher's price sticker on lower front flap of dj.)

    Book ID: 82926
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  • LITTLE FACE and Other Stories. by Thompson, Jean.
    Thompson, Jean.
    LITTLE FACE and Other Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Franklin Watts, (1984) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's third book - and second collection of short stories. Collects twelve stories which probe our deepest fears as her characters struggle to grow up, to manage friendships and to grow old. nclude the John H. McGinnis Memorial Award winning story "Naomi Counting Time." SIGNED on the title page. Review copy with publisher's slip laid in. 163 pp. ISBN: 0-531097609.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82925
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  • PICACHO: "Life and Death of a Great Gold Mining Camp," by Odens, Peter; Paul Gillett, Foreword.
    Odens, Peter; Paul Gillett, Foreword.
    PICACHO: "Life and Death of a Great Gold Mining Camp,"

    Edition: First edition.

    n.p. By the author, (1973). SIGNED first edition - The history of the gold mining community of Picacho in Yuma County, Arizona - one which boasted of a population of some 2,500 in 1904 and which was the site of a famous shootout in 1902. Illustrated with photographs taken by the author. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Cover by Buachom Odens. 44 pp. ISBN: 0-960948449.

    Condition: Very near fine in stapled gold illustrated wrappers (tiny nick at base of spine)

    Book ID: 82916
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  • THE LOOKING-GLASS WAR. by Le Carre, John (pseudonym of David Cornwell, 1931-2020)
    Le Carre, John (pseudonym of David Cornwell, 1931-2020)
    THE LOOKING-GLASS WAR.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Heinemann, (1965) dj. Hardcover first edition - His fourth novel, a classic of cold-war espionage, and a successor to the award-winning 'The Spy Who Came in from the Cold' - which Graham Greene called "the best spy novel he had ever read." 245 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (a lovely copy, straight and tight, but with the almost inevitable sunning to the spine of the dj, original price of 18s still present).

    Book ID: 82914
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  • THE GOD OF THE HIVE. by King, Laurie R.
    King, Laurie R.
    THE GOD OF THE HIVE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (2010.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel of suspense featuring Sherlock Holmes, and his young wife, Mary Russell. A wonderful series, thoroughly enjoyable. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Review copy with publisher's material laid in, 354 pp. ISBN: 9780553805543.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82911
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  • TIME'S WITNESS. by Malone, Michael.
    Malone, Michael.
    TIME'S WITNESS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1989) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery novel set In the small college town of Hillston, North Carolina, and featuring Lt. Justin Savile and Police Chief Cuddy R. Mangum. Hours before his scheduled execution, a young Black man on death row gets a brief stay - the following day, his brother a controversial activist is found murdered. INSCRIBED on the title page to the late noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens. In addition to being gripping and literate mysteries, Malone's crime novels are also a picture of the changing politics and culture in the South. 537 pp. ISBN: 0-316544809.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 82908
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  • AMAZONIA. by Rollins, James.
    Rollins, James.
    AMAZONIA.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: William H. Morrow, (2002). SIGNED first edition - A thriller set in the jungles of Amazon - Four years after an expedition to the interior of the jungle had been declared lost, a man "stumbles into a small missionary village, and within hours of the CIA operative and former special forces soldier - tongueless, scarred, his eyes wide with terror - is dead. But the most disturbing aspect of Agent Gerald Clark's death has his superiors in Washington baffled. When Agent Clark first came to the Amazon, he had only one arm - the result of a well-paced sniper's bullet. But the photograph of him submitted by a Brazilian morgue shows a corpse with two upper limbs…

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    New York: William H. Morrow, (2002). SIGNED first edition - A thriller set in the jungles of Amazon - Four years after an expedition to the interior of the jungle had been declared lost, a man "stumbles into a small missionary village, and within hours of the CIA operative and former special forces soldier - tongueless, scarred, his eyes wide with terror - is dead. But the most disturbing aspect of Agent Gerald Clark's death has his superiors in Washington baffled. When Agent Clark first came to the Amazon, he had only one arm - the result of a well-paced sniper's bullet. But the photograph of him submitted by a Brazilian morgue shows a corpse with two upper limbs fully intact." An expedition is quickly formed with the US government, Army rangers, a drug company and Nathan Rand, ethnobotanist and the son of the leader of the lost expedition. However, the stakes quickly mount - Clark brought a rapidly spreading and fatal disease with him and now a cure is urgently needed - and the expedition not only has to confront the dangers of the jungle - they are being tracked by a ruthless band of mercenaries. SIGNED on the title page. 420 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. An uncommon advance copy,

    Book ID: 82906
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  • AMAZONIA. by Rollins, James.
    Rollins, James.
    AMAZONIA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A thriller set in the jungles of Amazon - Four years after an expedition to the interior of the jungle had been declared lost, a man "stumbles into a small missionary village, and within hours of the CIA operative and former special forces soldier - tongueless, scarred, his eyes wide with terror - is dead. But the most disturbing aspect of Agent Gerald Clark's death has his superiors in Washington baffled. When Agent Clark first came to the Amazon, he had only one arm - the result of a well-paced sniper's bullet. But the photograph of him submitted by a Brazilian morgue shows a corpse with two…

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    New York: William H. Morrow, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A thriller set in the jungles of Amazon - Four years after an expedition to the interior of the jungle had been declared lost, a man "stumbles into a small missionary village, and within hours of the CIA operative and former special forces soldier - tongueless, scarred, his eyes wide with terror - is dead. But the most disturbing aspect of Agent Gerald Clark's death has his superiors in Washington baffled. When Agent Clark first came to the Amazon, he had only one arm - the result of a well-paced sniper's bullet. But the photograph of him submitted by a Brazilian morgue shows a corpse with two upper limbs fully intact." An expedition is quickly formed with the US government, Army rangers, a drug company and Nathan Rand, ethnobotanist and the son of the leader of the lost expedition. However, the stakes quickly mount - Clark brought a rapidly spreading and fatal disease with him and now a cure is urgently needed - and the expedition not only has to confront the dangers of the jungle - they are being tracked by a ruthless band of mercenaries. SIGNED on the title page with a small drawing. 420 pp. ISBN: 0-060002484.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82905
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  • RED HOOK. by Cohen, Gabriel.
    Cohen, Gabriel.
    RED HOOK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, nominated for the Edgar, and set in a decaying Brooklyn neighborhood. Features NYPD detective Jack Leightner, who grew up in the area, and his estranged son, Ben, "a young documentary filmmaker fascinated by its history. The Hook has been home to dockworkers and drug dealers, Al Capone and Joey Gallo, a giant public housing project, and one of the nation's greatest ports. Ben wants to find out why the once-thriving waterfront community has become a beautiful ruin - and why it has damaged his own family." SIGNED on the title page. 294 pp. ISBN: 0-312274580.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82902
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  • SIMMS TABACK'S GREAT BIG BOOK OF SPACEY, SNAKEY, BUGGY RIDDLES. by Taback, Simms, illustrator. Riddles by Katy Hall and Lisa Eisenberg.
    Taback, Simms, illustrator. Riddles by Katy Hall and Lisa Eisenberg.
    SIMMS TABACK'S GREAT BIG BOOK OF SPACEY, SNAKEY, BUGGY RIDDLES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Originally published in a different form as three separate books in 1986, 1990 and 1992, this large collection of amusing riddles features an assortment of snakes, flies, spiders, centipedes, and as well as the moon and stars of outer space very colorfully and humorously illustrated by Taback. SIGNED opposite the title page by Simms Taback and dated in the year of publication. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 9780670011216.

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

    Book ID: 82901
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  • WHAT SHALL WE DO WITHOUT US? The Voice and Vision of Kenneth Patchen. by Patchen, Kenneth.
    Patchen, Kenneth.
    WHAT SHALL WE DO WITHOUT US? The Voice and Vision of Kenneth Patchen.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Sierra Club Books / Yolla Bolly Press. (1984.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Uncommon clothbound edition of this beautiful book. Published posthumously, it includes a long afterword entitled 'Remembering Kenneth Patchen by his publisher, James Laughlin of New Directions. Contains 37 full-page color reproductions of Patchen's poem-paintings, including some never before published. A fitting tribute to this 'painter, poet-novelist, pacificist and visionary.' INSCRIBED on the title page by his wife Miriam Patchen, who was very involved in the production of this book, and SIGNED by James Laughlin. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-87156-8438.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82897
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • FALSE COLOURS. by Heyer, Georgette
    Heyer, Georgette
    FALSE COLOURS.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: The Bodley Head, (1963) dj. Hardcover first edition - A light-hearted and entertaining Regency romance by this very prolific and popular author - who was known as the queen of romantic historical fiction. Her first novel to be published by The Bodley Head. 317 pp. Dust jacket by Arthur Barbosa,

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some foxing to edges of textblock, but a tight and straight copy, original price of 18 shillings still present.)

    Book ID: 82894
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  • RATZ ARE NICE (PSP) by Braithwaite, Lawrence Christopher Patrick aka Ytzhak (1963 - 2008)
    Braithwaite, Lawrence Christopher Patrick aka Ytzhak (1963 - 2008)
    RATZ ARE NICE (PSP)

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Los Angeles: Alyson Books, (2000). SIGNED first edition - The second novel by this Afro-Canadian author, spoken-word artist, essayist, digital drummer, and short fiction writer. Dennis Cooper's blog notes that "Canadian literature has produced precious few genuine subversives, and Braithwaite black, gay, working-class, a drug user was perhaps the most subversive of them all. He wrote two of the most daring novels ever produced in this country: "Wigger" (winner of the Emerging Writers Competiton) and "Ratz Are Nice (PSP)."" Both books are composed in an invented patois, an ecstatic, deliberately confounding fusion of street slang, porn, typographical trickery, and song lyrics. Hip-hop, dub, heavy metal, reggae, and, above all, punk dictated his rhythms and sensibility. His priorities werent plot…

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    Los Angeles: Alyson Books, (2000). SIGNED first edition - The second novel by this Afro-Canadian author, spoken-word artist, essayist, digital drummer, and short fiction writer. Dennis Cooper's blog notes that "Canadian literature has produced precious few genuine subversives, and Braithwaite black, gay, working-class, a drug user was perhaps the most subversive of them all. He wrote two of the most daring novels ever produced in this country: "Wigger" (winner of the Emerging Writers Competiton) and "Ratz Are Nice (PSP)."" Both books are composed in an invented patois, an ecstatic, deliberately confounding fusion of street slang, porn, typographical trickery, and song lyrics. Hip-hop, dub, heavy metal, reggae, and, above all, punk dictated his rhythms and sensibility. His priorities werent plot and character, but speed and disorientation. He invited comparisons to transgressive writers like Cline and William S. Burroughs. SIGNED on the title page and very uncommon thus. Author notes and music, language and history references. 192 pp. ISBN: 1-555835546.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 82891
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  • OLDEST LIVING CONFEDERATE WIDOW TELLS ALL. by Gurganus, Allan.
    Gurganus, Allan.
    OLDEST LIVING CONFEDERATE WIDOW TELLS ALL.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989. SIGNED first edition - The author's very highly praised first novel, of the South from the Civil War to the present, told in the voice of a woman who lived through it all. INSCRIBED on the half title page. Winner of the Sue Kaufman Prize. Basis for the 1994 American television miniseries starring Diane Lane, Donald Sutherland, Cicely Tyson (who won the Emmy award for her role) and Anne Bancroft. The earlier - and far more uncommon - of the two proofs, with the page numbers handwritten in the upper corner. 737 pp.

    Condition: Fine in plain printed salmon colored wrappers.

    Book ID: 82887
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  • FLY AWAY HOME by Piercy, Marge.
    Piercy, Marge.
    FLY AWAY HOME

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Summit, (1984) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Piercy's eight novel. Successful Boston cookbook author Daria Walker returns from grueling book promotional tour only to be met with a demand for divorce from her husband. When she begins to investigate their finances she discovers his horrifying second life, involving murder and arson. SIGNED on the title page. . 446 pp. ISBN: 0-671494198.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82886
    Keywords: Women Authors
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  • VERITAS. by Lashner, William.
    Lashner, William.
    VERITAS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Regan / Harper Collins, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His second thriller, featuring Victor Carl, Philadephia lawyer and loser, who comes to Belize to chase his fortune and learn the truth about the death of a heiress. INSCRIBED on the title page to the noted collector Larry Owens. Laid in is a brief typed and SIGNED letter to Owens in which Lashner notes that this book was already in its 4th printing. 454 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0391472.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (as new, but with some light toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 82884
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  • CHRIST THE LORD: Out of Egypt. by Rice, Anne.
    Rice, Anne.
    CHRIST THE LORD: Out of Egypt.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York Alfred A. Knopf, 2005. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "A novel about the early years of Christ based on the Gospels and on the most respected New Testament scholarship." SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Author's note, 322 pp. ISBN: 0-676-977685.

    Condition: Near fine in fine dust jacket (top of spine and upper edge of rear board bumped)

    Book ID: 82883
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  • PRIMAL FEAR. by Diehl, William.
    Diehl, William.
    PRIMAL FEAR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Villard, 1993. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's sixth novel, a legal thriller set in Chicago in 1983 and the basis for the film of the same name starring Richard Gere and Edward Norton. SIGNED on the half title page and dated in the year of publication. 418 pp. ISBN: 0+67940211x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82882
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