Selected New Listings

A selection of some of the most recently listed books on Bookfever.com.   It is our policy to list books only on our own website first, and then to offer them on other multi-dealer websites later.   Sometimes the very newest listings might not have pictures uploaded yet, but if there is not one online and you would like a photo let us know.   New listings are usually added every 4-7 days. If you would like to be notified when new listings have been added, please let us know by email.

 

  • HOW SWEET THE SOUND: African-American Songs for Children. by Cooper, Floyd, illustrator. Wade and Cheryl Hudson.
    Cooper, Floyd, illustrator. Wade and Cheryl Hudson.
    HOW SWEET THE SOUND: African-American Songs for Children.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scholastic, (1995) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of 23 songs, which "give readers a glimpse at the history of Blacks in America through their music." Includes songs from Africa, spirituals, work songs, gospels, jazz, blues, play songs, chants, soul, and popular music - illustrated by Cooper in oil wash on board. "Whether Cooper is depicting slavery, the civil rights movement, or scenes of daily life, he paints with reverence, infusing each scene with obvious love for and pride in his subjects." (Booklist) SIGNED and dated by the illustrator Floyd Cooper on the title page, with a small drawing. Recommended reading list, index. Large format. 48 pp. ISBN: 0-590480308.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated boards in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 81522
    View cart More details Price: $35.00
  • THE LAST RANCH: A Novel of the New American West. by McGarrity, Michael.
    McGarrity, Michael.
    THE LAST RANCH: A Novel of the New American West.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (2016) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third and novel in the sweeping historical trilogy about life in the American West, where Matthew Kerney has returned to his ranch in the San Andres Mountains of New Mexico after serving in World War II only to find that the US Army is attempting to seize control of the land for weapons testing. This historical saga, the story of the Kerney family, is a prequel to the Kevin Kerney crime novels for which McGarrity is best known. SIGNED on the title page. 525 pp. plus Kerney Family Tree. Map endpapers. ISBN: 978-0525953258.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 81518
    View cart More details Price: $35.00
  • BACKLANDS: A Novel of the American West. by McGarrity, Michael.
    McGarrity, Michael.
    BACKLANDS: A Novel of the American West.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (2014) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second novel in the sweeping historical trilogy about life in the American West (this is set in New Mexico during the Great Depression) by the author best known for the Kevin Kerney crime novels. SIGNED on the title page. Author's note. 507 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 978-0525953241.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81517
    View cart More details Price: $35.00
  • VERMONT RIVER. by Wetherell, W. D.
    Wetherell, W. D.
    VERMONT RIVER.

    Edition: First printing.

    Piscataway, NJ: Winchester Press, (1984) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A nonfiction book by this award-winning New England novelist and short story writer. As it describes a year in the life of a fisherman, it is also a celebration of fly fishing, the natural world, and a river valley and the life in it, as well as a book about the character of New England's small towns. INSCRIBED on the title page to the late noted collector Larry Owens. Illustrated with drawings by Gordon Allan. 149 pp. ISBN: 0-832903655.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81516
    View cart More details Price: $35.00
  • CLOSE ENOUGH FOR THE ANGELS. by Madonna, Paul.
    Madonna, Paul.
    CLOSE ENOUGH FOR THE ANGELS.

    Edition: First trade edition.

    Petty Curse Books, (2017). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A beautiful book, but one which is difficult to describe - a blend of drawing and storytelling in a novel filled with suspense, surprise, and humor, and illustrated by over 100 drawings in india ink on watercolor paper originally done by the author-artist on locations in China, Japan and Thailand, and completed in his studios in San Francisco. The drawings, which include many double page spreads, are in brown and cream tones, with blue highlights in some. Author Glen David Gold called this "a gripping and deeply mysterious novel about the nature of artistic creation and the wayward, confounding path of inspiration a true work of art." Originally issued as…

    (more)

    Petty Curse Books, (2017). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A beautiful book, but one which is difficult to describe - a blend of drawing and storytelling in a novel filled with suspense, surprise, and humor, and illustrated by over 100 drawings in india ink on watercolor paper originally done by the author-artist on locations in China, Japan and Thailand, and completed in his studios in San Francisco. The drawings, which include many double page spreads, are in brown and cream tones, with blue highlights in some. Author Glen David Gold called this "a gripping and deeply mysterious novel about the nature of artistic creation and the wayward, confounding path of inspiration a true work of art." Originally issued as a very small limited edition, this, the first trade edition, consisted of only 5000 copies. SIGNED and dated in the year of publication on the last page. 449 pp plus some blue sheets, publication information and about the author. Promotional postcard laid in. ISBN: 978-1513260815.

    (less)

    Condition: Fine in illustrated boards..

    Book ID: 81501
    View cart More details Price: $50.00
  • MOUSTAPHA'S ECLIPSE. by McKnight, Reginald.
    McKnight, Reginald.
    MOUSTAPHA'S ECLIPSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, (1988) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - McKnight's first book, drawing voices from West Africa and black America. This collection of 10 short stories was selected by Margaret Atwood for the 1988 Drue Heinz Literature Prize. SIGNED and dated on the title page. In addition, this is INSCRIBED on the dedication page with words of encouragement "Ronnie - keep reading, keep writing, keep Loafing, Giving up won't get you there! Be well, Reg," 129 pp plus a list of previous winners of the Prize. ISBN: 0-822935899.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81494
    View cart More details Price: $65.00
  • THE LAW OF INNOCENCE. by Connelly, Michael.
    Connelly, Michael.
    THE LAW OF INNOCENCE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2020). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Thriller featuring Mickey Haller, the Lincoln Lawyer, who finds himself framed for murder - and who elects to represent himself at trial. Bosch is involved in investigating, looking for who is behind the frame. Perhaps the first novel to use the early months of the Covid 19 pandemic as part of the backdrop against which this plays out. SIGNED by Connelly on a special preliminary page. 421 pp. ISBN: 978-0316592444.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81493
    View cart More details Price: $35.00
  • CHINESE WHISPERS. by May, Peter.
    May, Peter.
    CHINESE WHISPERS.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The sixth book in this highly praised series of thrillers featuring Beijing detective Li Yan, and Margaret Campbell, an American forensic pathologist - who is now living with Li Yan in Beijing and the mother of his young son. A serial killer is re-enacting the murders of Jack the Ripper, and Li Yan's life and career are in danger. INSCRIBED and dated on the title page. 402 pp. ISBN: 0-340768665.

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

    Book ID: 81492
    View cart More details Price: $250.00
  • SNAKEHEAD. by May, Peter.
    May, Peter.
    SNAKEHEAD.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fourth book in this highly praised series of thrillers featuring Beijing detective Li Yan, and Margaret Campbell, an American forensic pathologist. Unlike most in the series, this is set in the United States where Li Yan is based at the Chinese embassy in Washington DC and Campbell is working at chief medical examiner of Harris County in Texas, when a trailer truck full of suffocated Chinese immigrants is found. Li Yan is sent to assist in identifying the bodies and more - among the dead is an undercover police officer from China. When it turns out that immigrants are being injected with cloned virus from the 1917-18…

    (more)

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fourth book in this highly praised series of thrillers featuring Beijing detective Li Yan, and Margaret Campbell, an American forensic pathologist. Unlike most in the series, this is set in the United States where Li Yan is based at the Chinese embassy in Washington DC and Campbell is working at chief medical examiner of Harris County in Texas, when a trailer truck full of suffocated Chinese immigrants is found. Li Yan is sent to assist in identifying the bodies and more - among the dead is an undercover police officer from China. When it turns out that immigrants are being injected with cloned virus from the 1917-18 Spanish flu, and the trigger to activate this virus is unknown, the possibility of disaster looms. Snakehead is the term used for the head of the smugglers. INSCRIBED and dated on the title page. 399 pp. ISBN: 0-340768665.

    (less)

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

    Book ID: 81491
    View cart More details Price: $250.00
  • THE ECSTASY OF INFLUENCE: Nonfictions, Etc. by Lethem, Jonathan.
    Lethem, Jonathan.
    THE ECSTASY OF INFLUENCE: Nonfictions, Etc.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (2011) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of provocative and idiosyncratic essays, both previously published pieces and new essays, spanning his career on topics ranging from sex in cinema to drugs, graffiti, Bob Dylan, cyberculture, book touring, James Brown and Marlon Brando and much more. Many of these essays, in which he talks about Brooklyn, his father and his 20 years as a writer are very personal. SIGNED and dated on the title page. xxiv, 437 pp. ISBN: 978-0385534956.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (top of spine slightly pushed.)

    Book ID: 81479
    Keywords: Essays
    View cart More details Price: $45.00
  • THE RULES OF MAGIC. by Hoffman, Alice.
    Hoffman, Alice.
    THE RULES OF MAGIC.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2017) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A prequel to "Natural Magic." SIGNED on a specially printed bound in page. 366 pp. ISBN: 978-1501183331.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81478
    View cart More details Price: $40.00
  • LUCKY ALAN and Other Stories. by Lethem, Jonathan.
    Lethem, Jonathan.
    LUCKY ALAN and Other Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (2015) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third collection - consisting of nine stories - by this award winning author. SIGNED on the title page. 157 pp. ISBN: 978-0385539814.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81477
    View cart More details Price: $35.00
  • THE CHILDREN IN THE WOODS: New and Selected Stories. by Busch, Frederick.
    Busch, Frederick.
    THE CHILDREN IN THE WOODS: New and Selected Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1994. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of twenty-three short stories, including eight previously uncollected, by this award-winning writer - stories which "center around relationships gone awry, families grappling with loss, and lonely men and women struggling with remnants of love." SIGNED on the title page. 338 pp. ISBN: 0-39564724X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81476
    View cart More details Price: $35.00
  • MRS PARGETER'S POINT OF HONOUR. by Brett, Simon.
    Brett, Simon.
    MRS PARGETER'S POINT OF HONOUR.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Macmillan, (1998). SIGNED hardcover first edition - When the widow of one of Mr. Pargeter's colleagues in crime becomes terminally ill and asks her help in returning stolen paintings to their rightful owners, Mrs. Pargeter is more than ready to carry on . . "It's like stealing in reverse - returning the works of art so that the owners never know where they have been and how they have reappeared.
    There are, of course, a few troubling details, such as customs inspectors and security systems. There is also the fact that somebody else is after the paintings. And there is the minor problem of two policemen who are in pursuit." SIGNED on the title page. 265 pp. ISBN: 0-333730259.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81475
    View cart More details Price: $45.00
  • THE WAR OF DON EMMANUEL'S NETHER PARTS. by de Bernieres, Louis
    de Bernieres, Louis
    THE WAR OF DON EMMANUEL'S NETHER PARTS.

    Edition: First US edition.

    New York: Morrow, 1990. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's highly praised first book - winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize for best first book. The first in his Latin American trilogy - 'a blend of scathing political satire and magic realism.' 363 pp. ISBN: 0-688-111297.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81472
    View cart More details Price: $40.00
  • ENQUIRY. by Francis, Dick.
    Francis, Dick.
    ENQUIRY.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Michael Joseph, (1970) dj. Hardcover first edition - A classic novel of suspense with a racing background. This one, centered around a steeplechase jockey and his trainer who are framed and struck off the lists, deals with the private trial system of professional associations, where the judges are also the prosecutors and the jury and the defense is allowed no legal representation. 224 pp. ISBN: 0-718104315.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (slight spine slant, some edgewear to dj)

    Book ID: 81468
    View cart More details Price: $35.00
  • Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von. Translated by Elizabeth Mayer and Louise Bogan, Introduction by Victor Lange.
    ELECTIVE AFFINITIES.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chicago: Henry Regnery Co., Publishers, 1963. dj. Hardcover first edition - A new translation of the third novel by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, originally published in 1809. The title is taken from a scientific term first used in 1787, and it implies that the "affinities" which draw two couples together are similar to the tendency of chemical species to combine with certain substances or species in preference to others. Translated from the German by Elizabeth Mayer and Louise Bogan. Introduction by Victor Lange. xvi, 305 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (upper corners slightly bumped, minor edgewear to dj, price of $5.95 on dj.)

    Book ID: 81460
    View cart More details Price: $50.00
  • DOUBLE BARREL. by Freeling, Nicolas .
    Freeling, Nicolas .
    DOUBLE BARREL.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1964) dj. Hardcover first edition - The fourth Van der Valk novel, set in Amsterdam in the Netherlands. "Cast in the form of a police investigation, this is very far from being a simple whodunit. Beginning as a seemingly minor and squalid inquiry into an outbreak of poison pen letter-writing, it develops startingly into something monstrous." 217 pp..

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81458
    View cart More details Price: $40.00
  • CALIFORNIA LAWS RELATING TO THE ANIMAL INDUSTRY 1919. by California State Library for the State Department of Agriculture.
    California State Library for the State Department of Agriculture.
    CALIFORNIA LAWS RELATING TO THE ANIMAL INDUSTRY 1919.

    Edition: First printing.

    Sacramento: California State Printing Office, 1919. First edition - The introduction describes this compilation as the first to bring together in a single volume all of the laws relating to the diary and livestock industries enforceable by the Department of Agriculture. Included is information on diseases and quarantining, the inspection of meat, the purity of milk and sale of imported butter, the registration of stallions,brands, cruelty to animals, and more, including fence, estray and trespass laws. Index. 133 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in ivory printed wrappers (stamp of previous owner)

    Book ID: 81456
    View cart More details Price: $65.00
  • CHARGE. . . ! by Amidon, Bill.
    Amidon, Bill.
    CHARGE. . . !

    Edition: First printing.

    Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, (1971) dj. Hardcover first edition - The dust jacket flap describes this - Amidon's first and only novel - as the story of anti-hero Jesse Faulcom, "a long haired, dope-smoking, one-eyed lustful hippie living in New York's lower East Side in the 1960s." In his 2009 comments about this era for the NY Times, Ishmael Reed commented "The late Bill Amidon's novel Charge..! is the best novel written about that period. He was one of the writers who hung out at Stanleys, a bar where black and white writers and artists gathered in the 1960s, presided over by the owner, our uncle, benefactor and patron named Stanley Tolkin." 469 pp.

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

    Book ID: 81455
    View cart More details Price: $35.00
  • INTERFERENCE: How Organized Crime Influences Professional Football. by Moldea, Dan E.
    Moldea, Dan E.
    INTERFERENCE: How Organized Crime Influences Professional Football.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, (1989) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A controversial expose which traces the influence of organized crime on the National Football League and such players as O. J. Simpson. Upon publication, it garnered a very negative review in the New York times labeling it as "sloppy journalism" with the comment that not even the 64 pages of footnotes could be trusted, a review which became the subject of a extensive legal battle between the author and The New York Times, eventually ending in victory for the NY Times 4 years later when the Supreme Court refused to hear the case. While Moldea claimed that the review destroyed his writing career, it did recover and…

    (more)

    New York: William H. Morrow, (1989) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A controversial expose which traces the influence of organized crime on the National Football League and such players as O. J. Simpson. Upon publication, it garnered a very negative review in the New York times labeling it as "sloppy journalism" with the comment that not even the 64 pages of footnotes could be trusted, a review which became the subject of a extensive legal battle between the author and The New York Times, eventually ending in victory for the NY Times 4 years later when the Supreme Court refused to hear the case. While Moldea claimed that the review destroyed his writing career, it did recover and he went on to publish many other books; meanwhile the reviewer in question no longer wrote reviews for the NY Times. An association copy INSCRIBED on the front endpaper "To Mort Olshan, whom I admire and respect. Thank you for all your help" and dated in the year of publication. Olshan is described in the book as "perhaps the most renowned football handicapper in the United States" and he is included in the acknowledgments (his name is underlined on p 8.) Glossayr, notes, index. 512 pp. ISBN: 0-68808303X.

    (less)

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 81449
    View cart More details Price: $75.00
  • SIBERIAN LIGHT. by White, Robin.
    White, Robin.
    SIBERIAN LIGHT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A thriller involving a savage triple murder in a small river town in Siberia which takes the reader from the intricate workings of a Siberian oil field to the bitter resolve of a gulag survivor, and a wild, violent chase across the frozen taiga. As a former oil roughneck and oil-logging engineer who has lived in Siberia, White knows the terrain he is writing about. INSCRIBED on the title page to the late Oklahoma collector Larry Owens - "new directions and a great old read." 441 pp. ISBN: 0-385316887.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81447
    View cart More details Price: $35.00
  • QUANTICO. by Bear, Greg.
    Bear, Greg.
    QUANTICO.

    Edition: First US trade edition.

    New York: Vanguard Press, (2007) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A technological thriller set in the near future - in the 21st century where the War on Terror has escalated out of control. "Three young FBI agents are graduating from the Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Terrifying challenges face them. Nuclear and biological weapons are in the hands of Islamic radicals, and the West is emerging from years of grossly incompetent rule." SIGNED on the title page. 326 pp. ISBN: 1593154453.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81446
    View cart More details Price: $40.00
  • THE VENGING. by Bear, Greg.
    Bear, Greg.
    THE VENGING.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Legend / Century, (1992) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of short novels and short stories by this award winning writer - this contains all of the stories in "The Wind from a Burning Woman (published by Arkham House in 1983 in a small edition), plus two additional stories, "The Venging" and "Perihesperon." This also includes the Nebula winning novella "Hardfought" and the Nebula and World Fantasy short story nominee "Petra." SIGNED on the front endpaper. 269 pp. ISBN: 0-712650504.

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

    Book ID: 81445
    View cart More details Price: $35.00
  • RAW DEAL. by Standiford, Les.
    Standiford, Les.
    RAW DEAL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: HarperCollins, (1994) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's third mystery set in South Florida, and the second featuring Johnny Deal, a small part-time building contractor. SIGNED on the title page. 282 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0177322.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81444
    View cart More details Price: $35.00
  • MOVING MARS. by Bear, Greg.
    Bear, Greg.
    MOVING MARS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (1993.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Finalist for the Hugo and winner of the 1994 Nebula Award. SIGNED on the title page. 448 pp. ISBN: 0-31285515X.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 81442
    View cart More details Price: $40.00
  • DARWIN'S CHILDREN. by Bear, Greg.
    Bear, Greg.
    DARWIN'S CHILDREN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Sequel to his Nebula award-winning novel, 'Darwin's Radio.' SIGNED by the author on the title page. 387 pp including a glossary and a brief reading list. ISBN: 0-345-448359.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81441
    View cart More details Price: $35.00
  • THE EBONY SUCCESS LIBRARY: 3 Voume Set (includes Volume 1: 1,000 Successful Blacks; Volume 2: Famous Blacks Give Secrets of Success; Volume 3: Career Guide. Opportunities and Resources for You. by Editors of Ebony.
    Editors of Ebony.
    THE EBONY SUCCESS LIBRARY: 3 Voume Set (includes Volume 1: 1,000 Successful Blacks; Volume 2: Famous Blacks Give Secrets of Success; Volume 3: Career Guide. Opportunities and Resources for You.

    Edition: First printings.

    Nashville, TN: The Southwestern Company, 1973. Hardcover first edition - Volume One - 1,000 Successful Blacks - contains brief biographical entries accompanied by photographs of most of the men and women profiled. Volume 2 - Famous Blacks Give Secrets of Success - is a look at those in education, the arts, sports, government and more - among those profiled are Shirley Chisholm, Leontyne Price, Charley Pride, Barbara Jordan, Carl T. Rowan, Naomi Sims, Moms Mabley and many others. Volume 3 - Career Guide. Opportunities and Resources for You - looks at those in many different careers, in addition to extensive resources, index. All volumes are extensively illustrated with photographs. Large format, bound in black leatherette with gilt lettering on spine and front cover. 341, 310 , 278 pp respectively. ISBN: 0-874850606.

    Condition: Near fine (corners very slightly bumped, but overall tight and clean copies, no markings, sturdy binding) Excellent reference books.

    Book ID: 81436
    View cart More details Price: $100.00
  • REQUIEM FOR AN ASSASSIN. by Eisler, Barry.
    Eisler, Barry.
    REQUIEM FOR AN ASSASSIN.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Putnam, (2007.). SIGNED first edition - His sixth novel, an international suspense thriller featuring Japanese-American assassin John Rain. SIGNED and dated on the title page. Promotional business card laid in. 349 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 81423
    View cart More details Price: $35.00
  • MARIPOSA. by Bear, Greg.
    Bear, Greg.
    MARIPOSA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Vanguard, (2009) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Thriller set in the near future by this Hugo and Nebula award winning writer. "In an America driven to near bankruptcy with crushing foreign debt, the Talos Corporation stands out as a major success story training soldiers and security forces from around the world and providing logistics and troops for nearly all branches of the United States government." A Quantico novel. SIGNED on the title page. 340 pp. ISBN: 978-1593154974.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81421
    View cart More details Price: $35.00
  • DEADLANDS: RASCALS, VARMINTS, & CRITTERS. by Mangold, Hal, editor; Forbeck, Matt; Wallace, Loston; Chen, Mike; Crabtree, Jim; Daly, Paul; DeMulder, Kim; Fowler, Tom; Hassing, Geoff and Marler, Ashe, illustrators.
    Mangold, Hal, editor; Forbeck, Matt; Wallace, Loston; Chen, Mike; Crabtree, Jim; Daly, Paul; DeMulder, Kim; Fowler, Tom; Hassing, Geoff and Marler, Ashe, illustrators.
    DEADLANDS: RASCALS, VARMINTS, & CRITTERS.

    Edition: First printing, a large trade paperback original.

    Blacksburg, VA: Pinnacle Entertainment Group., 1998. First edition - The world of "Deadlands: the Weird West" is populated by desperadoes, abominations, and strange critters of all sorts, and this book gives us a glimpse of many of them. A book for the Deadlands role-playing game with information on the Posse and the "Explorer's Society" (sort of a London social club for gentlemen who like to hunt monsters) and some general advice. Most of the book is devoted to describing 44 monsters for the game - bone fiends, brain crawlers, 'gloms, pox walkers, will-o-the-wisps, etc. Also includes The Marshall's Handbook. Large format, illustrations on just about every page. 128 pp. ISBN: 1-889546062.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 81413
    View cart More details Price: $60.00
  • VITA NOVA. by Gluck, Louise
    Gluck, Louise
    VITA NOVA.

    Edition: First printing.

    Hopewell, NJ: Ecco Press, (1999.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of poems that together form a powerful book length sequence on love, time, death, and hope - the eternal human paradox. This book was a finalist for the National Book Award. During her career Gluck has received many awards - National Book Critics Circle Award, the Pulitzer Prize, the Bollingen Prize - and in 2020, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. 51 pp. ISBN: 0-88001-6348.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81407
    View cart More details Price: $125.00
  • BACKCOURT ACE: Number 19 in the Chip Hilton Sports Series. by Bee, Clair
    Bee, Clair
    BACKCOURT ACE: Number 19 in the Chip Hilton Sports Series.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1961.). Hardcover first edition - A basketball story in this popular sports series. Frontispiece and en texte illustrations. Illustrated endpapers with bats, basketball baskets, etc, in diagonal rows. Lists to self in front of book. 182 pp. One of the hard-to-find later titles in this series,

    Condition: Just about fine in rust tweed boards, no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81404
    View cart More details Price: $40.00
  • NO-HITTER: Number 17 in the Chip Hilton Sports Series. by Bee, Clair
    Bee, Clair
    NO-HITTER: Number 17 in the Chip Hilton Sports Series.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1959) dj. Hardcover - Lists to #19 at front of book and to #18 on back cover of dust jacket. Frontispiece and small illustrations at the head of each chapter. Bound in rust-colored tweed cloth boards, illustrated endpapers with bats, basketball baskets, etc, in diagonal rows. 182 pp. One of the hard-to-find later titles in this series.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (previous owner's name, price-clipped, but overall a bright, straight and attractive copy)

    Book ID: 81402
    View cart More details Price: $60.00
  • THE SECRET OF GALLOWS CLIFF: A Ken Holt Mystery #15. by Campbell, Bruce (pseudonym of Samuel and Beryl Epstein)
    Campbell, Bruce (pseudonym of Samuel and Beryl Epstein)
    THE SECRET OF GALLOWS CLIFF: A Ken Holt Mystery #15.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1960) dj. Hardcover first edition - The 15th book in this popular series featuring Ken Holt, son of a world-famous foreign correspondent, and his close friend, photographer Sandy Allen. In this they are visiting an archeological dig in a small town in Arizona near the Mexican border, only to discover that this town in being used by smugglers. Lists to this title in the book and on the rear dust jacket flap. Illustrated with a frontispiece and entexte drawings, dark green scenic endpapers 184 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (some light edgewear to the dj)

    Book ID: 81398
    View cart More details Price: $95.00
  • THE BLUE GHOST MYSTERY: A Rick Brant Science-Adventure Story, #15 in series. by Blaine, John.
    Blaine, John.
    THE BLUE GHOST MYSTERY: A Rick Brant Science-Adventure Story, #15 in series.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1960.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Illustrated on the double title page, three en texte illustrations. Bound in rust tweed cloth boards, map of Spindrift island on endpapers. Lists to this title at front of book and on the rear dj flap and to Ken Holt Gallow's Cliff on back cover. 181 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (neat previous owner's name, some wear to dj at ends of spine)

    Book ID: 81388
    View cart More details Price: $40.00
  • COMEBACK CAGERS: Number 21 in the Chip Hilton Sports Series. by Bee, Clair
    Bee, Clair
    COMEBACK CAGERS: Number 21 in the Chip Hilton Sports Series.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1963). Hardcover first edition - A basketball story in this popular sports series. Frontispiece and en texte illustrations. Illustrated endpapers of boys participating in various sports. LIsts to self both at the front of the book and on the back cover. 170 pp.

    Condition: Near fine condition in illustrated boards (previous owner's name on front endpaper, some small checkmarks on the list of books, but otherwise a very attractive, straight and bright copy of a hard to find later title in this series.

    Book ID: 81384
    View cart More details Price: $100.00
  • THE FLAMING MOUNTAIN: A Rick Brant Science Adventure Story, #17 in series. by Blaine, John (pseudonym of Harold L. Goodwin)
    Blaine, John (pseudonym of Harold L. Goodwin)
    THE FLAMING MOUNTAIN: A Rick Brant Science Adventure Story, #17 in series.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1962). Hardcover first edition - The first book in this series to be issued in the matte illustrated boards. Frontispiece and a double page map of San Luz Island. Map of Spindrift island on endpapers. Lists to this title at front of book and on the rear cover. 172 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine - a bright and attractive copy.

    Book ID: 81381
    View cart More details Price: $35.00
  • SOLEDAD BROTHER: The Prison Letters of George Jackson. by Jackson, George L. [1941-1971] (introduction by Jean Genet.)
    Jackson, George L. [1941-1971] (introduction by Jean Genet.)
    SOLEDAD BROTHER: The Prison Letters of George Jackson.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Jonathan Cape, (1971) dj. Hardcover first edition - One of the most influential books in the Black Power movement, a book which is a condemnation of both the racism of white America and of the injustices of the prison system. Introduction by Jean Genet, translated by Richard Howard. 290 pp. ISBN: 0-224005383.

    Condition: Very good in black cloth with gilt lettering on the spine in a very good dust jacket (some foxing to the edges of the textblock, and a bit of creasing and wear to the bottom edge of the front cover of the dj, but overall a tight and straight copy.)

    Book ID: 80724
    View cart More details Price: $225.00
  • Bombal, Maria-Luisa.
    HOUSE OF MIST.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus, 1947. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first novel by perhaps the most influential Latin American woman writer of the early 20th century. Originally published as 'La Ultima Niebla' in Argentina in 1934 (where she had fled in 1933 after a failed suicide attempt and an attempt to shoot her husband, and where she met and became friends with Pablo Neruda and Jorge Luis Borges), this was rewritten by the author in English for this edition (at the time of publication in the US, she was living in New York.) Her books, with their mingling of fantasy, realism and surrealism are considered precursors of the magical realism in Latin American literature. In her prologue to…

    (more)

    New York: Farrar, Straus, 1947. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first novel by perhaps the most influential Latin American woman writer of the early 20th century. Originally published as 'La Ultima Niebla' in Argentina in 1934 (where she had fled in 1933 after a failed suicide attempt and an attempt to shoot her husband, and where she met and became friends with Pablo Neruda and Jorge Luis Borges), this was rewritten by the author in English for this edition (at the time of publication in the US, she was living in New York.) Her books, with their mingling of fantasy, realism and surrealism are considered precursors of the magical realism in Latin American literature. In her prologue to this novel, she writes: 'I wish to inform the reader that even though this is a mystery, it is a mystery without murder. He will not find here any corpse, any detective; he will not even find a murder trial, for the simple reason that there will be no murderer. There will be no murderer and no murder, yet there will be . . . crime. And there will be fear. Those for whom fear has an attraction; those who are interested in the mysterious life people live in their dreams during sleep; those who believe that the dead are not really dead; those who are afraid of the fog and of their own hearts. . . they will perhaps enjoy going back to the early days of this century and entering into the strange house of mist that a young woman, very much like all other women, built for herself at the southern end of South America.' Cover praise from Neruda and Borges (who called her work 'Stories of melancholy magic.') and others. Striking dust jacket art by George Salter. 245 pp.

    (less)

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dustjacket. (upper corner of dj flap clipped, but price present in lower corner, some toning, short closed tear)

    Book ID: 43974
    View cart More details Price: $40.00
  • Bombal, Maria-Luisa.
    HOUSE OF MIST.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus, 1947. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first novel by perhaps the most influential Latin American woman writer of the early 20th century. Originally published as 'La Ultima Niebla' in Argentina in 1934 (where she had fled in 1933 after a failed suicide attempt and an attempt to shoot her husband, and where she met and became friends with Pablo Neruda and Jorge Luis Borges), this was rewritten by the author in English for this edition (at the time of publication in the US, she was living in New York.) Her books, with their mingling of fantasy, realism and surrealism are considered precursors of the magical realism in Latin American literature. In her prologue to…

    (more)

    New York: Farrar, Straus, 1947. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first novel by perhaps the most influential Latin American woman writer of the early 20th century. Originally published as 'La Ultima Niebla' in Argentina in 1934 (where she had fled in 1933 after a failed suicide attempt and an attempt to shoot her husband, and where she met and became friends with Pablo Neruda and Jorge Luis Borges), this was rewritten by the author in English for this edition (at the time of publication in the US, she was living in New York.) Her books, with their mingling of fantasy, realism and surrealism are considered precursors of the magical realism in Latin American literature. In her prologue to this novel, she writes: 'I wish to inform the reader that even though this is a mystery, it is a mystery without murder. He will not find here any corpse, any detective; he will not even find a murder trial, for the simple reason that there will be no murderer. There will be no murderer and no murder, yet there will be . . . crime. And there will be fear. Those for whom fear has an attraction; those who are interested in the mysterious life people live in their dreams during sleep; those who believe that the dead are not really dead; those who are afraid of the fog and of their own hearts. . . they will perhaps enjoy going back to the early days of this century and entering into the strange house of mist that a young woman, very much like all other women, built for herself at the southern end of South America.' Cover praise from Neruda and Borges (who called her work 'Stories of melancholy magic.') and others. Striking dust jacket art by George Salter. 245 pp.

    (less)

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket. (upper corner of dj flap clipped, but price present in lower corner, some toning)

    Book ID: 37922
    View cart More details Price: $75.00
  • INDIGO DYING. by Albert, Susan Wittig.
    Albert, Susan Wittig.
    INDIGO DYING.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Berkley, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A China Bayles mystery, set in a small town in Texas which is undergoing a revival as artists flock there. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Includes a note to the reader, list of resources. x. 304 pp. ISBN: 0-425188280.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81370
    View cart More details Price: $35.00
  • THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION, October 1974 Vol. 47 No. 04: SPECIAL 25TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE. by Ferman, Edward L., editor; Harlan Ellison, signed.
    Ferman, Edward L., editor; Harlan Ellison, signed.
    THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION, October 1974 Vol. 47 No. 04: SPECIAL 25TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE.

    Edition: First thus- a digest magazine.

    New York: Mercury Press, 1974. SIGNED first edition - SIGNED by Harlan Ellison at his novelet "Adrift Just Off the Islets of Langerhans." Also includes stories by Reginald Bretnor, Philip K. Dick, Judith Merril, Gordon R. Dickson, Isaac Asimov, Jack Vance, Theodore Sturgeon, Poul Anderson and Frederic Pohl & C.M. Kornbluth. 208 pp plus ads.

    Condition: Near fine (usual toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 81364
    View cart More details Price: $35.00
  • THE SILVER PALATE COOKBOOK. by Rosso, Julee and Sheila Lukins.
    Rosso, Julee and Sheila Lukins.
    THE SILVER PALATE COOKBOOK.

    Edition: First edition, fourth printing. .

    New York: Workman Publishing Company, (1982) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Uncommon early printing of this classic cookbook which featured "elegant, innovative recipes and an emphasis on pure, fresh, ingredients [which] ushered in a new passion for food and hospitality into the American consciousness." A James Beard Book Awards inductee into the cookbook Hall of Fame. Illustrated throughout with drawings by Sheila Lukins. INSCRIBED on the half title page by Sheila Lukins, and uncommon thus. Oversized format. Index. xii, 362 pp plus several blank pages for notes. ISBN: 0-894802038.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81361
    Keywords: Cookbooks and food
    View cart More details Price: $100.00
  • LETTERS FROM CALIFORNIA: Its Mountains, Valleys, Plains, Lakes, Rivers, Climate and Productions. Also Its Railroads, Cities, Towns and People as Seen In 1876. by Phillips, D. L.(1823-1880)
    Phillips, D. L.(1823-1880)
    LETTERS FROM CALIFORNIA: Its Mountains, Valleys, Plains, Lakes, Rivers, Climate and Productions. Also Its Railroads, Cities, Towns and People as Seen In 1876.

    Edition: First printing.

    Springfield, IL: Illinois State Journal Co., 1877. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Contains 21 long letters written between October 1875 and March 1876, when David Phillips travelled to California in the unfortunately unsuccessful hope that a change of climate would restore the health of his son who was suffering from consumption. The detailed letters he wrote from there covered almost every aspect of California life at the , including the libraries of San Francisco, architecture, mining as well as the mountains and agricultural areas. A presentation copy, SIGNED "by the author" to "Hon. M. H. Chamberlain", who, in turn, presented it to McKendree College with his signed presentation right below that of the author. Bound in brick colored cloth with black decorations and gilt lettering on the front cover. 171 pp.

    Condition: Ex-college library with several stamps, signs of the removal of a pocket on the rear pastedown, but overall good condition - both sturdy and attractive despite its flaws.

    Book ID: 81353
    View cart More details Price: $150.00
  • RETURNING TO EARTH. by Harrison, Jim.
    Harrison, Jim.
    RETURNING TO EARTH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grove Press, (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A 'tender, profound and magnificent novel about life, death and finding redemption in sometimes unlikely places.' At the center of this story is Donald, a middle-aged Chippewa-Finnish man, who is slowly dying of Lou Gehrigs Disease, and begins dictating family stories he has never before shared with anyone, hoping to pass on this history to his children. INSCRIBED by Harrison on the title page in . 280 pp. Flyer from signing event laid in. ISBN: 0-802118380.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket (an unread copy, a few tiny specks to dj.)

    Book ID: 81350
    View cart More details Price: $85.00
  • A FORGOTTEN PEOPLE: Discovering the Black Experience in Suffolk County. by Marcus, Dr. Grania Bolton.
    Marcus, Dr. Grania Bolton.
    A FORGOTTEN PEOPLE: Discovering the Black Experience in Suffolk County.

    Edition: First printing, a large trade paperback original.

    Setauket, NY: The Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities, (1988). First edition - Primarily a history of slavery in the Long Island county. According to the foreword, "This book was designed to be used as a practical work book for classroom use and independent study. The documents and study questions address the nature and effects of slavery and on the use and value of primary source material. . . The individual chapters focused on different aspects of slavery, such as family life, work and freedom." Illustrated with photographs, old paintings and prints, facsimiles of documents, including town records, tax assessments listing slaves, etc. Glossary, bibliography. Large format. vi, 152 p

    Condition: Very good in illustrated tan wrappers.

    Book ID: 81340
    View cart More details Price: $75.00
  • BOBOS IN PARADISE: The New Upper Class and How They Got There. by Brooks, David.
    Brooks, David.
    BOBOS IN PARADISE: The New Upper Class and How They Got There.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2000). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first book by this New York Times columnist - One reviewer called it "a brilliant, breezy, and often hilarious study of the 'cultural consequences of the information age.' Large and influential (especially in terms of their buying power), the Bobos have reformed society through culture rather than politics, and Brooks clearly outlines this passing of the high-class torch by analyzing nearly all aspects of life: consumption habits, business and lifestyle choices, entertainment, spirituality, politics, and education. Employing a method he calls 'comic sociology,' Brooks relies on keen observations, wit, and intelligence rather than statistics and hard theory to make his points. And by copping to his own…

    (more)

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2000). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first book by this New York Times columnist - One reviewer called it "a brilliant, breezy, and often hilarious study of the 'cultural consequences of the information age.' Large and influential (especially in terms of their buying power), the Bobos have reformed society through culture rather than politics, and Brooks clearly outlines this passing of the high-class torch by analyzing nearly all aspects of life: consumption habits, business and lifestyle choices, entertainment, spirituality, politics, and education. Employing a method he calls 'comic sociology,' Brooks relies on keen observations, wit, and intelligence rather than statistics and hard theory to make his points. And by copping to his own Bobo status, he comes across as revealing rather than spiteful in his dead-on humor." SIGNED on the title page. Index. 284 pp. ISBN: 0-684853779.

    (less)

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81338
    View cart More details Price: $40.00
  • HENRY CROWN: The Life and Times of the Colonel: Volume One. by [Crown, Henry, 1896-1990] Petrakis, Harry Mark and David B. Weber,
    [Crown, Henry, 1896-1990] Petrakis, Harry Mark and David B. Weber,
    HENRY CROWN: The Life and Times of the Colonel: Volume One.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chicago, IL / Lunenburg, VT: Henry Crown & Co. / Stinehour Press, 1998. Hardcover first edition - Biography of the billionaire industralist and philanthropist, the son of Russian-Jewish immigrants, who was the founder of Material Service which merged with General Dynamics in 1959, owner of Empire State Building and was a guiding force behind General Dynamics. Illustrated with photographs. Index. One of only 1500 copies. Large format, volume one only. Bookmark laid in. 124 pp. ISBN: 0-966348400.

    Condition: Fine in black cloth, quarterbound in black leather with gilt titles on the spine.

    Book ID: 81335
    View cart More details Price: $45.00
  • JAPANESE SHORT STORIES. by Melville, James, introduction. Yukki Yaura, illustrator.
    Melville, James, introduction. Yukki Yaura, illustrator.
    JAPANESE SHORT STORIES.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: The Folio Society, (2000). Hardcover first edition - A collection of classic stories arranged chronologically from the twelth century to a recent story by Yoshimoto Banana. Among the authors are Kawabata Yusanari, Abe Kobo, Mishima Yukio, Endo Shushiku and many others. Introduction by James Melville. Illustrated with 15 full page drawings by Yukki Yaura. Bound in magenta and deep purple cloth, accented in gilt and with gilt titles on the spine. xvii, 445 pp.

    Condition: Fine in fine black slipcase.

    Book ID: 81333
    View cart More details Price: $40.00
  • THE LOVER OF HISTORY. by Dee, Jonathan.
    Dee, Jonathan.
    THE LOVER OF HISTORY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1990. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His highly praised first book , an examination of the triangle formed by two young men and one women living in Manhattan, and struggling with notions of justice in matters both public and private. INSCRIBED on the half title page to the collector Larry Owens. Dust jacket praise from writers as Rick Bass, Craig Nova, and George Plimpton. 228 pp. ISBN: 0-89919-9461.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81317
    View cart More details Price: $45.00
  • A SUGGESTION OF DEATH. by Wesson, Marianne.
    Wesson, Marianne.
    A SUGGESTION OF DEATH.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Headline (Hodder), (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second legal thriller featuring Cinda Hayes, set in Boulder, Colorado, where the author is a law professor and a former federal prosecutor. SIGNED on the title page. Bibliography. 341 pp. ISBN: 0-747220085.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81314
    View cart More details Price: $40.00
  • ENCHANTMENT. by Merkin, Daphne.
    Merkin, Daphne.
    ENCHANTMENT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1986.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, set in Manhattan's Upper East Side, the story of growing up in an Orthodox Jewish family. INSCRIBED on the half title page. Dust jacket praise from such diverse writers as Stanley Elkin, Mary McCarthy, Hilma Wolitzer, Frederick Exley, and Walker Percy. 288 pp. ISBN: 0-15-1287910.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81311
    View cart More details Price: $35.00
  • HUNTING BADGER. by Hillerman, Tony
    Hillerman, Tony
    HUNTING BADGER.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Harper Collins, (2000) dj. SIGNED (on a bookplate) hardcover first edition - A Navaho mystery with Jim Chee and Joe Leaphorn. SIGNED by Hillerman on a bookplate on the title page. 275 pp. ISBN: 0-002261995.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81309
    View cart More details Price: $45.00
  • VITA NOVA. by Gluck, Louise
    Gluck, Louise
    VITA NOVA.

    Edition: First printing.

    Hopewell, NJ: Ecco Press, (1999.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of poems that together form a powerful book length sequence on love, time, death, and hope - the eternal human paradox. This book was a finalist for the National Book Award. During her career Gluck has received many awards - National Book Critics Circle Award, the Pulitzer Prize, the Bollingen Prize - and in 2020, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. 51 pp. ISBN: 0-88001-6348.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket (a few very light foxing spots on front cover of dj, scratch on back cover)

    Book ID: 81300
    View cart More details Price: $95.00
  • HARD RAIN. by Abrahams, Peter.
    Abrahams, Peter.
    HARD RAIN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1998) dj
    . SIGNED hardcover first edition - A thriller with its roots in the late sixties and the Woodstock festival. When Jessie Shapiro's daughter and ex-husband disappear, she finds a warning on his answering machine - and then her best friend, wearing Jessie's slicker, is run over. The police dismiss her fears so she sets out to track her daughter across the United States, and in doing so she uncovers a deadly secret from her ex-husband's college days during the Vietnam era. Library Journal called this "a solid mystery/political thriller about a self-reliant average woman thrown without warning into a smoky conspiracy. Riveting." SIGNED on the title page. 374 pp. ISBN: 0-525245812.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 81299
    View cart More details Price: $35.00
  • WHITE BOYS: Stories. by McKnight, Reginald.
    McKnight, Reginald.
    WHITE BOYS: Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Award-winning Black author's fourth book, a collection of five short stories, in which "racial conflicts blur rather than darken the color line." SIGNED on the title page, and uncommon thus. 214 pp. ISBN: 0-805048294.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (small spot on front pastedown).

    Book ID: 81297
    View cart More details Price: $35.00
  • CAGE OF MIRRORS. by Ray, Robert J.
    Ray, Robert J.
    CAGE OF MIRRORS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Lippincott and Crowell, (1980) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An international thriller which "introduces a new detective-for-hire, Clayton Yankee Taggart." His search for the killer of a photographer, and ex-army buddy, "leads him from Texas to New York, London and across the seas and into a world where things aren't as they seem, where people can suddenly disappear or die and then reappear." SIGNED on the title page. Laid in is a single page note from collector Larry Owens to Ray, with Ray's SIGNED reply at the bottom. 272 pp. ISBN: 0-690019386.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81293
    View cart More details Price: $35.00
  • FAITHLESS. by Slaughter, Karin.
    Slaughter, Karin.
    FAITHLESS.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Century, (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A Grant County, Georgia mystery featuring medical examiner Sara Linton. SIGNED on the title page. 390 pp. ISBN: 1-844133729.

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

    Book ID: 81291
    View cart More details Price: $40.00
  • MERGE LEFT: Fusing Race and Class, Winning Elections, and Saving America. by Lopez, Ian Haney.
    Lopez, Ian Haney.
    MERGE LEFT: Fusing Race and Class, Winning Elections, and Saving America.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The New Press, (2019) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "From the author of 'Dog Whistle Politics', an essential road map to neutralizing the role of racism as a divide-and-conquer political weapon and to building a broad multiracial progressive future." SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Notes, index. xxiii, 263 pp. ISBN: 978-1620975640.

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

    Book ID: 81286
    View cart More details Price: $35.00
  • THREE JOURNEYS with three forewords by Viscount Cave and appreciations of Sir Lloyd Mathews by H.H. Sultan Mohamed Aga Khan and Sir Rennell Rodd. by Cave, Viscountess (Anne Estella Sarah Penfold Mathews 1885-1938)
    Cave, Viscountess (Anne Estella Sarah Penfold Mathews 1885-1938)
    THREE JOURNEYS with three forewords by Viscount Cave and appreciations of Sir Lloyd Mathews by H.H. Sultan Mohamed Aga Khan and Sir Rennell Rodd.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Thornton Butterworth, Limited, (1928). Hardcover first edition - Accounts based on the diaries she kept (to win a bit with her sister) on three journeys to East Africa, including Zanzibar and Uganda in 1901, to South Africa in 1919 and to Canada and America in 1920. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 17 internal plates. Index. xv, 286 pp.

    Condition: Very good in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering on the spine, some foxing to edges of textblock, previous owner's name dated 1932.

    Book ID: 81284
    View cart More details Price: $75.00
  • SHOOTER. by Kennerly, David Hume.
    Kennerly, David Hume.
    SHOOTER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Newsweek Books, (1979) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Autobiography of David Hume Kennerly, a photo-journalist/photographer who became UPI's bureau chief in Saigon at just 24, and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize at age 25 for photographs that "capture the loneliness and desolation of war" and who then became "Personal Photographer to the President" during Gerald Ford's presidency. INSCRIBED on the verso of the front endpaper and dated in 1990. Illustrated with 50 black and white photographs. 261 pp plus index. ISBN: 0-88225-2658.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 81276
    View cart More details Price: $45.00
  • SIGMUND FREUD. by Steadman, Ralph.
    Steadman, Ralph.
    SIGMUND FREUD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & London: Paddington Press, (1979) dj. Hardcover first edition - A typically almost incredible work by Steadman, the culmination of more than 3 years research and work - - or to put it another way - "One genius takes on another. . . a wildly humorous exercise in bending, stretching and speculating on the activities of the so-called Father of Psychoanalysis. Ralph Steadman wields his shrewd wit and fierce pen to highlight the movements of Freud's life and career, from early childhood to the moment of death. Through a masterful interplay of text and illustration, each scene is transformed into a 'joking situation,' which the artist hilariously examines according to the techniques discussed by Freud himself in…

    (more)

    New York & London: Paddington Press, (1979) dj. Hardcover first edition - A typically almost incredible work by Steadman, the culmination of more than 3 years research and work - - or to put it another way - "One genius takes on another. . . a wildly humorous exercise in bending, stretching and speculating on the activities of the so-called Father of Psychoanalysis. Ralph Steadman wields his shrewd wit and fierce pen to highlight the movements of Freud's life and career, from early childhood to the moment of death. Through a masterful interplay of text and illustration, each scene is transformed into a 'joking situation,' which the artist hilariously examines according to the techniques discussed by Freud himself in his 1905 book, Jokes and Their Relation to the Unconscious." Large format, illustrated with more than 50 major drawings and 25 vignettes. Index. 118 pp. ISBN: 0-709207336.

    (less)

    Condition: Near fine in a very good minus dust jacket. (several short tears and other edgewear to the dj, original price of $17.95 on flap)

    Book ID: 81275
    View cart More details Price: $40.00
  • MUSIC AND SILENCE. by Tremain, Rose.
    Tremain, Rose.
    MUSIC AND SILENCE.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Chatto & Windus, (1999) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Award winning author's eigth novel, set in Denmark in 1629. SIGNED on the title page. 454 pp. ISBN: 1-86056027X.

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

    Book ID: 81272
    View cart More details Price: $35.00
  • FIRST LIGHT. by Baxter, Charles.
    Baxter, Charles.
    FIRST LIGHT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (1987) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's very highly praised first novel - Paul Auster commented that it "moves backward in time, traveling from past to present as though through a tunnel of memory. . . . Baxter is both tough-minded and compassionate, and he never makes his characters more or less than what they are. They are human, and that in itself is a rare achievement for a writer, a thing to be celebrated above and beyond all other achievements in this splendid book. SIGNED on the title page. 286 pp. ISBN: 0-670817015.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 81268
    View cart More details Price: $35.00
  • HIGH HAND. by Phillips, Gary.
    Phillips, Gary.
    HIGH HAND.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Kensington, (2000.). SIGNED first edition - First mystery featuring Martha Chainey, a 'beautiful six-foot former showgirl' who is working as a courier transporting large sums of under the table money for Las Vegas casino owners. SIGNED on the title page. 242 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in light green printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 81266
    View cart More details Price: $35.00
  • THE PALE BLUE EYE. by Bayard, Louis.
    Bayard, Louis.
    THE PALE BLUE EYE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: HarperPerennial, (2006) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's fourth book, an historical mystery set at West Point in 1830 featuring a retired New York City detective who is called in to investigate the death by hanging of a cadet, with the assistance of a moody young cadet named Edgar Allan Poe. SIGNED on the title page. 413 pp,. ISBN: 978-0060733971.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81263
    View cart More details Price: $35.00
  • FLORIDA: A Guide to the Southernmost State. by [American Guide Series] Federal Writers' Project of the Works Project Administration, for the State of Florida.
    [American Guide Series] Federal Writers' Project of the Works Project Administration, for the State of Florida.
    FLORIDA: A Guide to the Southernmost State.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Oxford University Press, (1940). Hardcover - A volume in the 'American Guide Series', part of a project of the Works Project Administration (WPA) during the Depression to provide employment for writer (Among the writers involved with this book was Zora Neale Hurston) Illustrated with many black and white photographs. Includes sections on the history of the state, the cities and towns, and many suggested tours. Chronology, bibliography, index. One of the harder to find titles in this series. Folding map in rear pocket. xxiv, 599 pp. Map on front endpapers.

    Condition: Poor condition in light green cloth (front hinge tearing along side of spine, rear hinge cracked, fraying to cloth, offsetting and discoloration to endpapers, previous owner's name), reading copy only. Folded map is in very good condition. No dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81260
    View cart More details Price: $35.00
  • SOUTH CAROLINA: A Guide to the Palmetto State. by [American Guide Series] Workers of the Writers' Program of the Works Project Administration, State of South Carolina.
    [American Guide Series] Workers of the Writers' Program of the Works Project Administration, State of South Carolina.
    SOUTH CAROLINA: A Guide to the Palmetto State.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Oxford University Press, (1942) dj. Hardcover - A volume in the 'American Guide Series', part of a project of the Works Project Administration (WPA) during the Depression to provide employment for writers. Illustrated with many black and white photographs. Includes sections on the history of the state, the cities and towns, and many suggested tours. Chronology, bibliography, index. Folding map in rear pocket. xxvii, blank, 514 pp. Map on front endpaper.

    Condition: Very good in light blue cloth with dark blue lettering (some toning and offsetting to the endpapers) in a fair only dust jacket with overall edgewear, tears along the folds, etc. Original price of $1.75 still present.

    Book ID: 81259
    View cart More details Price: $35.00
  • TWENTY POEMS / 20 POEMS. by Transtromer, Tomas, translated by Robert Bly.
    Transtromer, Tomas, translated by Robert Bly.
    TWENTY POEMS / 20 POEMS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Madison, Minnesota: Seventies Press, 1970. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first book of poems by this 2011 Nobel laureate to be published in English translation - a bilingual edition with the orginal Swedish on the right, English on the left - translated and with an introduction by Robert Bly. 59 pp. plus colophon. One of 1000 copies printed in hardcover (there were also 1000 paperback copies) by Morgan Press.

    Condition: Fair condition only in dark blue boards, lettered in gilt on the spine (the glued text block has become detached from the boards, previous owner's name stamped on the edge of the textblock) Overall chipping and edgewear and toning to the rather fragile dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81253
    View cart More details Price: $75.00
  • PIXEL JUICE: Stories from the Avant Pulp. by Noon, Jeff.
    Noon, Jeff.
    PIXEL JUICE: Stories from the Avant Pulp.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Doubleday (Transworld), (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of fifty stories by this award-winning writer "each one strange, telling, disturbing, or sometimes just plain weird." SIGNED on the title page. 306 pp. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 0-385408595.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81251
    View cart More details Price: $40.00
  • CAPTAIN OF THE ELEVEN. by Knipe, Alden Arthur (1870-1950).
    Knipe, Alden Arthur (1870-1950).
    CAPTAIN OF THE ELEVEN.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Harper & Brothers, [1927, c 1910.]. Hardcover - The first book by this author who is probably best known for his historical fiction for young adults (often written with his wife). However, Knipe was a great football player in the late 19th centery at the University of Pennsylvania and the head coach at the University of Iowa. A rather hard-to-find book in any printing. Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece and three internal glossy plates. 269 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated tan cloth - a lovely, fresh copy, straight and tight, with light toning to the pages, very minimal wear to the covers.

    Book ID: 81250
    View cart More details Price: $65.00
  • 32 CADILLACS. by Gores, Joe (1931-2011)
    Gores, Joe (1931-2011)
    32 CADILLACS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Mysterious Press, (1992.). SIGNED first edition - The 4th DKA File novel - like Ed McBain, Gores uses an entire team of sleuths - the investigators of the Daniel Kearny Associates - in his gritty realistic novels. One review described the 'private-eye procedural as Gores' specialty, maybe his invention.' SIGNED on the title page and with a long inscription on the half title page to the late Oklahoma collector Larry Owens in which Gores describes the progress on getting this produced as a movie. Dated in 1998. Nominated for the Edgar Award. 337 pp.

    Condition: Just about fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 81237
    View cart More details Price: $40.00
  • HOOK, LINE & SINISTER. by [Anthology, signed] Parker. T. Jefferson, editor. C. J. Box, John Lescroart, Ridley Pearson and Don Winslow, signed
    [Anthology, signed] Parker. T. Jefferson, editor. C. J. Box, John Lescroart, Ridley Pearson and Don Winslow, signed
    HOOK, LINE & SINISTER.

    Edition: First printing.

    Woodstock, VT; Countryman Press, (2010) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Collects sixteen original stories - "mysteries to reel you in." SIGNED by FIVE authors: T. Jefferson Parker (twice), C. J. Box, John Lescroart and Ridley Pearson on the title and half title pages, and by Don Winslow at his story "Sandy Brook.," Introduction by Parker, notes on contributors. vii, 324 pp. ISBN: 978-0881508666.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81234
    View cart More details Price: $75.00
  • BODY GUARD. by Burns, Rex.
    Burns, Rex.
    BODY GUARD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1991). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third mystery featuring private investigator Devlin Kirk and his bear-sized partner Bunchcroft. SIGNED on the half title page and dated in the year of publication. 264 pp. Review copy with publisher's material laid in. Also included is a signed author photograph and a postcard with a handwritten note on the verso commenting on the dust jacket art (by Doug Dawson). ISBN: 0-670-833207.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81224
    View cart More details Price: $35.00
  • THE FEAST OF LOVE. by Baxter, Charles.
    Baxter, Charles.
    THE FEAST OF LOVE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Considered to be his finest novel to date, this was a finalist for the 2000 National Book Award. Dustjacket praise from Howard Norman (who called it 'a brilliant symphony... a perfect invention), Andrea Barrett and Alan Lightman. SIGNED on the title page. This story of extraordinary love between ordinary people was one of the surprise hits of the year and went quickly into later printings. 308 pp. ISBN: 0-375-410198.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81222
    View cart More details Price: $35.00
  • THE HEAVEN OF MERCURY. by Watson, Brad.
    Watson, Brad.
    THE HEAVEN OF MERCURY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's very highly praised first novel (his second book, following a prize-winning collection of short stories). Set in the small town of Mercury, Mississippi and spanning over 80 years from 1906 on - finalist for the National Book Award. SIGNED on the title page. 333 pp. ISBN: 0-393-047571.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81217
    View cart More details Price: $35.00
  • JOHN HENRY DAYS. by Whitehead, Colson.
    Whitehead, Colson.
    JOHN HENRY DAYS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (2001) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second novel by the author of "The Intuitionist." The story of J. Sutter, a young black journalist, a freeloading hack, who gets an assignment to cover the first annual John Henry Days festival in West Virginia. A finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. "A novel of extraordinary scope and mythic power that juxtaposes history with popular culture, the blatant bigotry of the past with the more insidious racism of the present, and laugh-out-loud humor with unforgettable poignancy." 389 pp. ISBN: 0-385498195.

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

    Book ID: 81208
    View cart More details Price: $35.00
  • MORTAL ENGINES. by Lem, Stanislaw (1921-2006)
    Lem, Stanislaw (1921-2006)
    MORTAL ENGINES.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Seabury Press, (1977). Hardcover first edition - A collection of short stories about machines which think, ranging in tone from slapstick to pathos and in mode from fantasy to realism, which probe the implications and consequences of the use of artificial intelligence. Translated from the Polish and with an introduction by Michael Kandel. xxiv, 239 pp. ISBN: 0-816492964.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81206
    View cart More details Price: $45.00
  • ORCHID FEVER: A Horticultural Tale of Love, Lust, and Lunacy. by Hansen, Eric.
    Hansen, Eric.
    ORCHID FEVER: A Horticultural Tale of Love, Lust, and Lunacy.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book based on seven years of "exploring the far corners of the earth -- marveling at flowers of uncommon beauty, studying the history of the orchid trade, and grappling with the vicious, bizarre, and petty world of plant politics that sometimes makes it impossible to protect endangered species" - Borneo to the Kew Gardens, from the clandestine orchid nurseries of Europe to the peat bogs of northern Minnesota, these are the stories of those obsessed with this beautiful and delicate flower. SIGNED on the title page. Illustrated with drawings at the beginning of each section. Bibliography. 272 pp. ISBN: 0-679451412.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81204
    View cart More details Price: $35.00
  • DREAMS OF EL DORADO: A History of the American West. by Brands, H. W.
    Brands, H. W.
    DREAMS OF EL DORADO: A History of the American West.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Basic Books (HarperCollins), (2019). SIGNED first edition - A history of the settling of the settling of the American West from "John Jacob Astor's fur trading outpost in Oregon to the Texas Revolution, from the California gold rush to the Oklahoma land rush." An account which focuses on how the migrants' dreams drove them to feats of courage and perseverance - and "how those same dreams also drove them to outrageous acts of violence against indigenous peoples and one another. The West was where riches would reward the miner's persistence, the cattleman's courage, the railroad man's enterprise; but El Dorado was at least as elusive in the West as it ever was in the East." SIGNED on…

    (more)

    New York: Basic Books (HarperCollins), (2019). SIGNED first edition - A history of the settling of the settling of the American West from "John Jacob Astor's fur trading outpost in Oregon to the Texas Revolution, from the California gold rush to the Oklahoma land rush." An account which focuses on how the migrants' dreams drove them to feats of courage and perseverance - and "how those same dreams also drove them to outrageous acts of violence against indigenous peoples and one another. The West was where riches would reward the miner's persistence, the cattleman's courage, the railroad man's enterprise; but El Dorado was at least as elusive in the West as it ever was in the East." SIGNED on the title page. Photographs, maps, notes. xvi, 506 pp.

    (less)

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 81199
    View cart More details Price: $35.00
  • DIS MEM BER and Other Stories of Mystery and Suspense. by Oates, Joyce Carol.
    Oates, Joyce Carol.
    DIS MEM BER and Other Stories of Mystery and Suspense.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Mysterious Press, (2017) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of seven "deeply disquieting" stories featuring the inner lives of deeply vulnerable girls and women, "some victimized, others provoked - by deep emotional unrest - to commit violence against others." SIGNED on the title page. 237 pp. ISBN: 978-0802126528.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81192
    View cart More details Price: $60.00
  • ALWAYS. by Griffith, Nicola.
    Griffith, Nicola.
    ALWAYS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, 2007 dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her second novel of suspense, featuring Aud Torvingen, who retired from the police force at 29, and is a "six-footer .. with a tendency to hurt people who get in her way". In this Aud travels from Atlanta to Seattle to investigate a suspected case of real estate fraud. INSCRIBED on the title page. 463 pp plus author's note. ISBN: 978-1594489368.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81191
    View cart More details Price: $35.00
  • DYING FLAMES. by Barnard, Robert.
    Barnard, Robert.
    DYING FLAMES.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Allison & Busby, (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A very different mystery thriller by this prolific and award-winning offer. "It offers characters with more emotional depth than those who typically populate his cutting satires. While in Colchester for a reunion, Graham Broadbent, an acclaimed novelist, is jolted out of his complacency by the appearance at his hotel of an attractive young woman claiming to be his daughter. Her assertion leads the aloof Broadbent to revisit a long-past romantic relationship with Peggy Somers, an unrepentant manipulator and fantasist, who may actually be the mother of a son whose existence he never knew of." (PW) SIGNED on the title page. 233 pp. ISBN: 0-749082364.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81188
    View cart More details Price: $35.00
  • SPEAK FOR THE DEAD. by Burns, Rex.
    Burns, Rex.
    SPEAK FOR THE DEAD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1978) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third mystery featuring half-Chicano, half-Anglo Detective Gabe Wager, set in Denver. Wager has just switched from the narcotics branch to the homicide section. INSCRIBED on the half title page "To Dale Carter and to his extensive collection of Burnsiania." 249 pp. Dust jacket by John Clarke. Laid in is what appears to be a photocopy of a single page note by Burns to Carter. ISBN: 0-060105267.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81186
    View cart More details Price: $35.00
  • HANDLING SIN. by Malone, Michael.
    Malone, Michael.
    HANDLING SIN.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Boston: Little Brown, (1986). SIGNED first edition - A "rollicking odyssey" by this award-winning Southern writer, one which sweeps across the country from North Carolina to New Orleans and beyond. "Raleigh W. Hayes is in quest of his runaway, aging, eccentric father, his own murky family history, a chest filled with Confederate gold, and a little peace and quiet." SIGNED on the title page to noted Oklahoma collector, Larry Owens with the comment "good to have you on the journey." Laid in is a single page handwritten note by Malone to Owens. 544 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy red wrappers. Laid in is an envelope with a brief note by Malone to collector Larry Owens. .

    Book ID: 81171
    View cart More details Price: $45.00
  • HANDLING SIN. by Malone, Michael.
    Malone, Michael.
    HANDLING SIN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1986) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A "rollicking odyssey" by this award-winning Southern writer, one which sweeps across the country from North Carolina to New Orleans and beyond. "Raleigh W. Hayes is in quest of his runaway, aging, eccentric father, his own murky family history, a chest filled with Confederate gold, and a little peace and quiet." INSCRIBED on the title page to noted Oklahoma collector, Larry Owens with the comment "good to have you on the journey." Laid in is a single page handwritten note by Malone to Owens. 544 pp. ISBN: 0-316544558.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (crease to lower corner of dj)

    Book ID: 81170
    View cart More details Price: $50.00
  • SURPRISE! SURPRISE! A Collection of Mystery Stories with Unexpected Endings. by Christie, Agatha.
    Christie, Agatha.
    SURPRISE! SURPRISE! A Collection of Mystery Stories with Unexpected Endings.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Dodd, Mead, (1965) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of thirteen stories, originally published between 1924 and 1957, each with a surprising twist at the end. 246 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good minus dust jacket (price-clipped, some edgewear to the dj) Surprisingly uncommon.

    Book ID: 81167
    View cart More details Price: $35.00
  • FIRST LADY. by Malone, Michael.
    Malone, Michael.
    FIRST LADY.

    Edition: First printing - a special hardcover advance issue.

    Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks Landmark, (2001). SIGNED hardcover first edition - In the small college town of Hillston, North Carolina, a town heralded as an emblem of the "new South, a young womans body has been found - murdered, mutilated, tagged and addressed to Lt. Justin Savile V and Police Chief Cuddy R. Mangum. Since this was the second body found clothed in a Guess T-shirt, the press dubs this as the work of a serial killer they call the "Guess Who Killer" and pressure mounts on the police to find the killer. SIGNED on the title page. In addition to being a gripping and literate mystery, this is a picture of the changing politics and culture in the South.…

    (more)

    Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks Landmark, (2001). SIGNED hardcover first edition - In the small college town of Hillston, North Carolina, a town heralded as an emblem of the "new South, a young womans body has been found - murdered, mutilated, tagged and addressed to Lt. Justin Savile V and Police Chief Cuddy R. Mangum. Since this was the second body found clothed in a Guess T-shirt, the press dubs this as the work of a serial killer they call the "Guess Who Killer" and pressure mounts on the police to find the killer. SIGNED on the title page. In addition to being a gripping and literate mystery, this is a picture of the changing politics and culture in the South. Includes a letter from the author bound in. 430 pp. ISBN: 1-570717435.

    (less)

    Condition: Fine in black cloth, no dust jacket as issued. An uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 81163
    View cart More details Price: $40.00
  • WHERE IS HERE? by Oates, Joyce Carol.
    Oates, Joyce Carol.
    WHERE IS HERE?

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ecco, (1992.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Collection of short stories by this National Book Award winning author - stories which examine a world in which ordinary life is suddenly electrified by the potential for violent change. SIGNED on the title page. 193 pp,. ISBN: 0-88001-2838.

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

    Book ID: 81161
    Keywords: new, Women Authors
    View cart More details Price: $35.00
  • SNAKE EYES by Smith, Rosamond (pseudonym for Joyce Carol Oates)
    Smith, Rosamond (pseudonym for Joyce Carol Oates)
    SNAKE EYES

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1992) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fourth novel written by Oates under this name. A novel of suspense: a paroled murderer comes to stay with the lawyer who got his death sentence overturned - and in doing so overturns the apparently idyllic life the lawyer and his family are leading. SIGNED on the title page by Oates with R S / J C Oates. 280 pp. ISBN: 0-525-934049.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 81156
    Keywords: Women Authors
    View cart More details Price: $35.00
  • THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES: Tales of Mystery and Suspense. by Oates, Joyce Carol.
    Oates, Joyce Carol.
    THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES: Tales of Mystery and Suspense.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt, Inc., (2005.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of nine short stories which demonstrate that the female of the species is the deadlier than the male. SIGNED on the title page. 275 pp. ISBN: 0-15-1011796.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81154
    View cart More details Price: $40.00
  • NIGHT-SIDE: Eighteen Tales. by Oates, Joyce Carol.
    Oates, Joyce Carol.
    NIGHT-SIDE: Eighteen Tales.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Vanguard Press, (1977) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of stories which explore the dark side of the human soul - 'the other worlds of dreams and nightmares, mediums and odd-happenings.' SIGNED on title page. 370 pp. ISBN: 0-8149-07038.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (some toning to the dj, and minor edgewear, folded slightly off-center) Original price of 10.00 still present.

    Book ID: 81153
    View cart More details Price: $75.00
  • NEMESIS. by Smith, Rosamond (pseudonym for Joyce Carol Oates)
    Smith, Rosamond (pseudonym for Joyce Carol Oates)
    NEMESIS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1990.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Third novel written under this pseudonym. Blurb from Elmore Leonard: "Smith could become the world's #1 mystery writer easily." SIGNED by Oates on the title page. 276 pp. ISBN: 0-525-248811.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81152
    Keywords: Women Authors
    View cart More details Price: $35.00
  • THE SACRIFICE. by Oates, Joyce Carol.
    Oates, Joyce Carol.
    THE SACRIFICE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ecco Press, (2015) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel which "illuminates the tragic impact of sexual violence, racism, brutality, and power on innocent lives." SIGNED on the title page with her full name and dated in the year of publication. 309 pp plus an afterword. ISBN: 978-0062332974.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81148
    Keywords: Women Authors
    View cart More details Price: $45.00
  • MYSTERIES OF THE CRYSTAL SKULLS REVEALED. by Bowen, Sandra;F. R. 'Nick' Nocerino and Joshua Shapiro.
    Bowen, Sandra;F. R. 'Nick' Nocerino and Joshua Shapiro.
    MYSTERIES OF THE CRYSTAL SKULLS REVEALED.

    Edition: First printing, a large trade paperback original.

    Pinole, CA: J & S Aquarian Networking, (1987). First edition - Uncommon first printing of this comprehensive book on the research which had been done to date on crystal skulls. Joshua Shapiro has been involved with the crystal skulls since 1983, when he saw a human sized amethyst crystal skull in California. Since this time he has visited or worked with a number of crystal skulls and given hundreds of lectures around the world. Sandra Bowen is a gifted sensitive who has worked with a number of crystal skulls, and Nick Nocerino is considered one of the foremost experts on the crystal skulls and is the head of the Crystal Skull Society. In addition this several articles based on…

    (more)

    Pinole, CA: J & S Aquarian Networking, (1987). First edition - Uncommon first printing of this comprehensive book on the research which had been done to date on crystal skulls. Joshua Shapiro has been involved with the crystal skulls since 1983, when he saw a human sized amethyst crystal skull in California. Since this time he has visited or worked with a number of crystal skulls and given hundreds of lectures around the world. Sandra Bowen is a gifted sensitive who has worked with a number of crystal skulls, and Nick Nocerino is considered one of the foremost experts on the crystal skulls and is the head of the Crystal Skull Society. In addition this several articles based on channeling by Bowen and others, including excerpts from "The Skull Speaks." Includes a directory of crystal resources and much more. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. 309 pp.

    (less)

    Condition: Very good in blue covers with black lettering and skull photograph on front cover, in comb binding.

    Book ID: 81140
    Keywords: channeling, maya, mayan, Occult, ufos
    View cart More details Price: $35.00
  • WHEN WE WERE WOLVES. by Billman, Jon.
    Billman, Jon.
    WHEN WE WERE WOLVES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1999) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's very highly praised first book, an interrelated collection of stories set in Wyoming. Dust jacket comments from Rick Bass, Larry McMurtry and Annie Proulx (who commented that "Jon Billman is a brilliant young writer with an astonishing range. These fresh and vivid stories are gritty, full of energy and humor, a sharp pleasure to read.") SIGNED on the title page. In addition, a signed handwritten brief note to Oklahoma collector Larry Owens, and also a postcard with a note to Owens from Billman on the verso, are laid in. 239 pp. ISBN: 0-375502580.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81138
    View cart More details Price: $45.00
  • A PALE VIEW OF HILLS. by Ishiguro, Kazuo.
    Ishiguro, Kazuo.
    A PALE VIEW OF HILLS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1992) dj. Hardcover first edition - Ishiguro's first novel, a book which fuses past and present in the story of a Japanese woman living in England, who, after the suicide of her older daughter, shares with her English-born younger daughter memories of life in Nagasaki one summer after the bomb, as new buildings were just beginning to be built on top of the devastation. This book was the winner of the Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize, and Ishiguro went on to win the Booker Prize (four of his novels were short-listed for that prize) and in 2017 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. 183 pp. Dust jacket by Joel Avirom. ISBN: 0-399127186.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (a tight copy which appears unread, but with remainder mark, with ink smudge on top edge of front board, 1 1/4 " tear to dj at fold of rear flap)

    Book ID: 81135
    View cart More details Price: $275.00
  • SHOCK SUSPENSTORIES (3 Volume Boxed Set, issues #1-18) by Gaines, William; Ray Bradbury and others; Johnny Craig, Al Williamson, Frank Frazetta and more, illustrators.
    Gaines, William; Ray Bradbury and others; Johnny Craig, Al Williamson, Frank Frazetta and more, illustrators.
    SHOCK SUSPENSTORIES (3 Volume Boxed Set, issues #1-18)

    Edition: First thus.

    West Plains, MO: Russ Cochran, (1981). Hardcover first edition - When Shock SuspenStories appeared in 1951 it included examples of EC's (Entertaining Comics) crime, horror & science fiction stories. Most issues also included a story which dealt with race relations, rape, and other normally taboo subjects (Gaines referred to them as "preachies.") Among the stories are adaptations of two Ray Bradbury short stories - The Smallest Assassin, The October Game. Many of the stories - and the cover illustrations - were very controversial: although the goal was to provide "intelligent and adult entertainment" the publishers were accused of publishing hate literature and also of obscenity. In black and white, with full color reproductions of the covers of each issue.…

    (more)

    West Plains, MO: Russ Cochran, (1981). Hardcover first edition - When Shock SuspenStories appeared in 1951 it included examples of EC's (Entertaining Comics) crime, horror & science fiction stories. Most issues also included a story which dealt with race relations, rape, and other normally taboo subjects (Gaines referred to them as "preachies.") Among the stories are adaptations of two Ray Bradbury short stories - The Smallest Assassin, The October Game. Many of the stories - and the cover illustrations - were very controversial: although the goal was to provide "intelligent and adult entertainment" the publishers were accused of publishing hate literature and also of obscenity. In black and white, with full color reproductions of the covers of each issue. Illustrated by Johnny Craig, Jack Kamen, Graham Ingels, Jack Davis, Reed Crandall, Al Williamson, Frank Frazetta and others. Includes letters to the editor, other short stories and ads as they appeared in the original issues. Notes and comments by Bill Spicer, John Benson, Bhob Stewart and Bill Mason. Set consists of three large format books (6 issues in each volume) in illustrated boards, in an illustrated slipcase. Published as part of the complete EC Library.

    (less)

    Condition: Fine in a near fine slipcase.

    Book ID: 81126
    View cart More details Price: $150.00