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  • Diamond, Sarah.
    THE SPIDER'S HOUSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Orion, (2004) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's fourth novel, a dark psychological thriller - when Anne learns that their newly purchased house in the small village of Abbotts Newton was supposedly owned previously by a notorious child murderer, she thinks that researching this murder might break her writer's block - but instead it seems to be creating danger all around her. SIGNED on the title page. 212 pp. ISBN: 0-752861433.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82534
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  • Collins, Max [Allan]
    THE BABY BLUE RIP-OFF.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (1983) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery introducing wise-cracking, ex-cop, Vietnam veteran Mallory - not just the first in this series, but the first book by Collins to be issued in hardcover (Collins is also known for writing the Dick Tracy comic series for many years). SIGNED on the title page. Set in a small town in Iowa . 160 pp. ISBN: 0-802754759.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82529
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  • Collins, Max Allan.
    ANGEL IN BLACK.

    Edition: First printing.

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

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82527
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  • Singer, Fanny; Foreword by Alice Waters
    ALWAYS HOME: A Daughter's Recipes & Stories.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2020. SIGNED first edition - A delightful book, both a cookbook and culinary memoir about growing up as the daughter of the famous chef/restaurateur Alice Waters of Berkeley's Chez Panisse. The often humorous, but always affectionate, tales of living with and traveling with her mother are interspersed with lots of informal recipes and descriptions of how to create a great meal with not much but a lot of ingenuity. A sheer pleasure to read (but also one that will inspire your own creativity) Illustrated with photographs by Brigitte Lacombe. Foreword by Alice Waters. SIGNED on the title page by Singer. 317 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 82526
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  • Barrett, Andrea
    THE FORMS OF WATER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pocket Books, 1993. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An early novel by the 1996 winner of the National Book Award. Well-written, thoughtful and funny, and one that makes you care about her characters. SIGNED by author on title page. 292 pp. ISBN: 0-17179521x.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dust jacket (appears unread, but with a slightly rubbed dj.)

    Book ID: 82523
    Keywords: Women Authors
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  • Barrett, Andrea
    SECRET HARMONIES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, (1989.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second novel by this National Book Award winner, and the first published in hardcover. Set in rural Western Massachusetts. SIGNED on the title page. 245 pp. ISBN: 0-385-297718.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82522
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  • Ochieng, William R. and Karim K Janmohamed, editors.
    SOME PERSPECTIVES ON THE MAU MAU MOVEMENT: Kenya Historical Review, Vol. 5 No. 2, 1977

    Edition: First printing.

    Nairobi: Kenya Literature Bureau, 1977. First edition - A Special Issue of the Kenya Historical Review, Vol. 5 No. 2, 1977 with twelve articles on the topic, and an introduction by Bethwell A. Ogot. Slightly oversized trade paperback. pp 169-403.

    Condition: Very good in green illustrated covers.

    Book ID: 82512
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  • Haywood, Gar Anthony
    FEAR OF THE DARK

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Press, (1988) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - African American mystery writer's first book, set in Los Angeles and introducing Aaron Gunner. Winner of the Private Eye Writers of American Best First Private Eye novel contest. SIGNED by author on title page. 185 pp. ISBN: 0-312-017960.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82506
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  • Collins, Max Allan.
    NICE WEEKEND FOR A MURDER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (1986) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fifth novel featuring Mallory, mystery writer and sometime detective, who is invited, along with his partner Jill, to participate in a mystery weekend at Mohonk Mountain House, a rambling resort in upstate New York. SIGNED by the author on the title page. 190 pp. ISBN: 0-802755941.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82505
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  • Collins, Max Allan.
    NO CURE FOR DEATH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (1983) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second mystery featuring Vietnam veteran Mallory, but a prequel to the first book - this is a complex mystery set in Iowa around Thanksgiving in 1974. SIGNED on the title page. 185 pp. ISBN: 0-802754759.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82504
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  • Foley, Sylvia.
    LIFE IN THE AIR OCEAN: Stories.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999. SIGNED first edition - The author's first book, a collection of nine interrelated stories which move back in forth in time to give us a picture of two generations of a Tennessee family. Praise from Robert Olen Butler, Peter Cameron and Annie Proulx who comments "These nine stories, spare and pellucid in style, sometimes wrenchingly painful in content, introduce a brilliant new American voice. These stories take up the contradictions of life where brutal situations are balanced by the blind and persistent human endurance that lets us continue to live." SIGNED on the title page. Picture of cover art stapled inside front cover. 161 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in pale blue printed wrappers (lower corner creased)

    Book ID: 82490
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  • Foley, Sylvia.
    LIFE IN THE AIR OCEAN: Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a collection of nine interrelated stories which move back in forth in time to give us a picture of two generations of a Tennessee family. Cover praise from Robert Olen Butler, Peter Cameron and Annie Proulx who comments "These nine stories, spare and pellucid in style, sometimes wrenchingly painful in content, introduce a brilliant new American voice. These stories take up the contradictions of life where brutal situations are balanced by the blind and persistent human endurance that lets us continue to live." SIGNED on the title page. Review copy with publisher's slip laid in. 161 pp. ISBN: 0-37540063X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82489
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  • Tapply, William G.
    A VOID IN HEARTS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner, (1988.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The seventh mystery featuring Boston lawyer Brady Coyne, divorced, fortyish, with a wry sense of humor and a passion for fishing - Coyne finds himself trying to unravel the story behind the hit-and-run death of a private eye. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Review copy with publisher's material laid in. 185 pp. ISBN: 0-684187930.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82483
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  • Tapply, William G.
    CUTTER'S RUN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1998.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A Brady Coyne mystery, set in a small town in Maine, where an African American woman who had been the subject of harassment disappears after asking for Coyne's help. SIGNED on the title page. 247 pp. . ISBN: 0-312-185618.

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

    Book ID: 82482
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  • Tapply, William G.
    TIGHT LINES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, (1992) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The eleventh mystery featuring Boston lawyer Brady Coyne, divorced, fortyish, with a wry sense of humor and a passion for fishing - the setting for this one is Concord, Massachusetts and rural New Hampshire. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 277 pp. ISBN: 0-385-302347.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82480
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  • Beagle, Peter S.; adapted by Peter Gillis.
    THE LAST UNICORN.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Diego, CA: IDW Publishing, (2001). Hardcover first edition - A graphic novel adapted from Beagle's most beloved novel, a story of magic and courage. Adapted by Peter B. Gillis and illustrated in full color by Renae De Liz and Ray Dillon. Includes conversations with both Beagle and Gillis and several pages of additional art. 167 pp plus final illustration. ISBN: 978-1600108518.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated boards (publishing flaw to Beagle's name on front cover, otherwise fine)

    Book ID: 82478
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  • Ambler, Eric (1909-1998).
    THE INTRIGUERS: Four Superb Novels of Suspense: Passage Of Arms, State Of Siege, The Schirmer Inheritance and Judgment On Deltchev.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1965. dj. Hardcover first edition - An ominbus edition reprinting four novels - Passage Of Arms, State Of Siege, The Schirmer Inheritance and Judgment On Deltchev - by the writer whom Graham Greene called "unquestionably our best thriller writer." In fact, Ambler was responsible for the modern "espionage" novel. In his novels, the main character is an ordinary person who finds himself in an extraordinary - and dangerous - situation. 592 pp.

    Condition: Very good in dark red cloth with gilt lettering in a fair only dust jacket with a tear to upper edge of the front cover, some toning and discoloration.

    Book ID: 82474
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  • Kenan, Randall
    A VISITATION OF SPIRITS

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grove Press, 1989. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - African American author's first book, a novel set in a small town in North Carolina, where the Crosses are the oldest and proudest black family. SIGNED on the title page. 257 pp. ISBN: 0-802111181.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82462
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  • Kenan, Randall
    LET THE DEAD BURY THEIR DEAD and Other Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992. ` + dj. Hardcover first edition - African American author's second book, and first collection of short stories - set in a small North Carolina town called Tim's Creek. SIGNED on the title page. 334 pp. ISBN: 0-15-1498865.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82461
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  • SATUILA oder vom Zauber der Sudsee by Bethge, Hans (1876-1946)
    Bethge, Hans (1876-1946)
    SATUILA oder vom Zauber der Sudsee

    Edition: First edition.

    Berlin: Morawe und Scheffelt, 1918. Hardcover first edition - A story in Polynesia by this German poet - laid in is a slip which notes "Dieses Buch wurde als Blockbuch gedruckt, es darf daher an den Seiten nicht ausgeschnitten werden" (This book was printed as a block book, it must therefore not be cut out on the sides.) Small format. 57 pp plus colophon: "Das Buch wurde wahrend des grossen krieges in der druckerei des Deutschen Kommunalverlags in Berlin-Friedenau gedruckt (The book was printed during the great war in the print shop of the German municipal publishing house in Berlin-Friedenau)" Although not one of the numbered 200 copies, this is bound in brown leather with gilt lettering on the spine, narrow gilt bands on cover.

    Condition: Near fine (bookplate) in a near fine stapled cardboard slipcase.

    Book ID: 82456
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  • DO NOT DISTURB. by Case, Frank.
    Case, Frank.
    DO NOT DISTURB.

    Edition: Early reprint.

    Garden City, NY: Garden City Publishing Co., Inc., (1943) dj. Hardcover - Attractive vintage copy of this lighthearted account of the hotel business by the host of the Algonquin Hotel in New York City - including stories of the actors, writers and artists who frequented the hotel and its Supper Club. Illustrated by O. Soglow. Index. 326 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket. Uncommon in dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82447
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  • THE HERBALIST. by Meyer, Joseph E. (1878-1950)
    Meyer, Joseph E. (1878-1950)
    THE HERBALIST.

    Edition: First thus.

    Hammond, Indiana: Hammond Book Company (Indiana Botanic Gardens), 1934. Hardcover - A guide to herbs illustrated with both full color paintings and black and white botanical drawings by Meyer himself, published primarily as a promotional tool for Meyer's botanicals. Wikipedia describes Meyer as "a botanist, writer, illustrator, publisher, and supplier of pharmaceutical-grade herbs and roots to the drug trade who became a prominent citizen and eventually a millionaire in Northwest Indiana. He was the founder of the Indiana Botanic Gardens, Calumet National Bank and Meyer Publishing (now MeyerBooks). At his death he was said to be the world's largest distributor of herbs used in salves, cosmetics, and medicines." A small slim volume, measuring approximately 3 inches wide by 6 1/2 inches tall. 400 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in red cloth with black lettering and image of a Native American on the front cover (binding somewhat sprung, but still holding tight)

    Book ID: 82446
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  • MUTE WITNESS. by O'Brien, Charles.
    O'Brien, Charles.
    MUTE WITNESS.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    Scottsdale, AZ: Poisoned Pen Press, (2001.). SIGNED first edition - The author's first book, an unusual mystery set in Paris just prior to the French Revolution and depicting not only the social tensions of the time, and the glitter of the theater, but also the new signing for the deaf techniques of Abbe L'Epee. Finalist for the Agatha Award. SIGNED on the title page. Maps. Author's note. 325 pp.

    Condition: Fine in printed yellow wrappers with spiral binding. Uncommon advance copy.

    Book ID: 82441
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  • SPACE STATIONS: Adventure in Space. by Ley, Willy (1906-1969); illustrated by John Polgreen.
    Ley, Willy (1906-1969); illustrated by John Polgreen.
    SPACE STATIONS: Adventure in Space.

    Edition: First edition.

    Poughkeepsie, N.Y: Guild Press/ Simon & Schuster, (1958). Hardcover first edition - The 3rd book in Ley's Adventure in Space series, illustrated mostly in full color by John Polgreen. Ley, a German-American science writer, was one of the pioneers of rocketry - at just 20 years old, he started his career as a member of Germany's Spaceflight Society and in 1935, he came to the United States, escaping Hitler. This book starts with a brief introduction - "The series is the story of the rocket age, of how Man will escape from the air ocean surrounding the earth and conquer the open space beyond it. This age is going to come much sooner that most people realize, and the…

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    Poughkeepsie, N.Y: Guild Press/ Simon & Schuster, (1958). Hardcover first edition - The 3rd book in Ley's Adventure in Space series, illustrated mostly in full color by John Polgreen. Ley, a German-American science writer, was one of the pioneers of rocketry - at just 20 years old, he started his career as a member of Germany's Spaceflight Society and in 1935, he came to the United States, escaping Hitler. This book starts with a brief introduction - "The series is the story of the rocket age, of how Man will escape from the air ocean surrounding the earth and conquer the open space beyond it. This age is going to come much sooner that most people realize, and the establishment of the manned space station discussed in this book will be the largest single step in the conquest of space.We hope that this series will be the key that opens the door to the rocket age for you." Large format, 45 pages. bound in glossy illustrated boards. Although written for children, this a book which will appeal to adults also.

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    Condition: Good overall (the stapled text block is beginning to separate at the rear board, some rubbing and wear to the edges of the boards and sides of the spine, but an uncommon title in a relatively fragile binding)

    Book ID: 82439
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  • A BRAIN FOR ALL SEASONS: Human Evolution and Abrupt Climate Change. by Calvin, William H.
    Calvin, William H.
    A BRAIN FOR ALL SEASONS: Human Evolution and Abrupt Climate Change.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chicago: University of Chicago Press, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book which argues that the "great flip-flops" of climate every few thousand years "powered the pump for the enormous increase in brain size and complexity in human beings. Driven by the imperative to adapt within a generation to 'whiplash' climate changes where only grass did well for a while, our ancestors learned to cooperate and innovate in hunting large grazing animals." This book is structured as a travelogue that takes us around the globe and back in time, from Darwin's home in England, Calvin to the The Kalahari desert and the Sterkfontein caves in South Africa and a drought-shrunken lake in Kenya to a study of…

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    Chicago: University of Chicago Press, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book which argues that the "great flip-flops" of climate every few thousand years "powered the pump for the enormous increase in brain size and complexity in human beings. Driven by the imperative to adapt within a generation to 'whiplash' climate changes where only grass did well for a while, our ancestors learned to cooperate and innovate in hunting large grazing animals." This book is structured as a travelogue that takes us around the globe and back in time, from Darwin's home in England, Calvin to the The Kalahari desert and the Sterkfontein caves in South Africa and a drought-shrunken lake in Kenya to a study of ice cores in Copenhagen. And it also warns that global warming caused by human-made pollution could trigger another sudden episode of global cooling as the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere shuts down the oceanic "conveyor belt" that sends warmer waters into the North Atlantic, which would plunge much of the earth into a deep chill within a few years. SIGNED on the title page. Illustrated with photographs, glossary, recommended reading, notes and index. 341 pp. ISBN: 0-226092011.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82438
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  • SLIP OF THE KNIFE. by Mina, Denise.
    Mina, Denise.
    SLIP OF THE KNIFE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The final novel in the Paddy Mehan trilogy, set in 1990's Glasgow (originally published in the UK under the title 'The Last Breath.') SIGNED on the title page. 340 pp. ISBN: 0-316-01558x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82437
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  • CLEA'S MOON. by Wright, Edward.
    Wright, Edward.
    CLEA'S MOON.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Orion, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The true first edition of the author's first novel, set in the late 1940s, in postwar Los Angeles, and introducing former B Western movie idol and now ex-convict John Ray Horn, who is making ends meet by collecting debts for a gambler when an old friend calls asking for help with his father's estate, where Horn finds an obscene photograph of his young stepdaughter. SIGNED on the title page. Winner of the Debut Dagger Award from the Crime Writers' Association of Great Britain (the first American author to win this award). 282 pp. ISBN: 0-752852892.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82431
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  • TORNADO ALLEY. by Nova, Craig.
    Nova, Craig.
    TORNADO ALLEY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, (1989) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A man who thought he had come to terms with the disappointments in his marriage comes together with a woman fleeing a trail of losses, and begin a passionate but eventually devastating affair. SIGNED on the title page. 469 pp. ISBN: 0-385297106.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82429
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  • THE GEEK. by Nova, Craig.
    Nova, Craig.
    THE GEEK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1975) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's second novel - a sensuous tale of two young people who come together on a remote Greek island, and find themselves involved in a struggle against the local opium-smuggling society which has survived since the Middle Ages. Illustrated with 18 erotic drawings, some double page, by Brad Holland. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper "For Larry Owens, with thanks for being such a loyal reader." 201 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0132094.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (a bit of discoloration to back cover of dj)

    Book ID: 82428
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  • THE GEEK. by Nova, Craig.
    Nova, Craig.
    THE GEEK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1975) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's second novel - a sensuous tale of two young people who come together on a remote Greek island, and find themselves involved in a struggle against the local opium-smuggling society which has survived since the Middle Ages. Illustrated with 18 erotic drawings, some double page, by Brad Holland. SIGNED - in silver - on the black half title page. 201 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0132094.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82427
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  • THE GOOD SON. by Nova, Craig,.
    Nova, Craig,.
    THE GOOD SON.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, (1982.) dj. Hardcover first edition - His fourth novel, the story of a fighter pilot, returning from World War II, after having been shot down and captured. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper to the late Oklahoma collector Larry Owens - "with the hope that you like this, the book of mine I like the most." . 436 pp. Dust jacket by Paul Bacon. ISBN: 0-440-029163.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82426
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  • INCANDESCENCE. by Nova, Craig,.
    Nova, Craig,.
    INCANDESCENCE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1979.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's third novel, INSCRIBED on the title page to the late Oklahoma collector Larry Owens "who, I hope, will find a few things here to laugh about." Review copy with publisher's material, including a photograph of the author, laid in. 312 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0131969.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (some light toning to the dj)

    Book ID: 82425
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  • LOST. by Maguire, Gregory.
    Maguire, Gregory.
    LOST.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Regan Books / Harper Collins, (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His third novel, the story of a writer, a novel about a woman haunted by the ghost of Jack the Ripper, and a London house haunted by the previous owner who was said to be the inspiration for Charles Dickens's Ebenezar Scrooge. Illustrated by Douglas Smith. SIGNED on the title page. 339 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0393823.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated boards in a fine dust jacket with a circular cutout on the front cover.

    Book ID: 82415
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  • ZERO db and Other Stories. by Bell, Madison Smartt.
    Bell, Madison Smartt.
    ZERO db and Other Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1987. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Bell's fourth book and first collection of short stories. SIGNED by author on title page. 179 pp. ISBN: 0-89919-4893.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (appears unread, but some rubbing to the dj).

    Book ID: 82410
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  • TEN INDIANS. by Bell, Madison Smartt.
    Bell, Madison Smartt.
    TEN INDIANS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pantheon, 1996. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel of the deep racial divisions that divide our American cities. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Bell has won many awards for his books, including the Pulitzer Prize and being selected by Granta magazine as one of the 20 best young novelists in the US. 264 pp. ISBN: 0-679-442464.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82409
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  • BARKING MAN AND OTHER STORIES. by Bell, Madison Smartt.
    Bell, Madison Smartt.
    BARKING MAN AND OTHER STORIES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1990. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Highly praised collection of short stories by this writer who was included on Granta's list of the 20 best young American novelists. SIGNED on the title page. 230 pp. ISBN: 0-89919-835X.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder line)

    Book ID: 82408
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  • IN SEARCH OF ALI MAHMOUD: An American Woman in Egypt. by Gornick, Vivian.
    Gornick, Vivian.
    IN SEARCH OF ALI MAHMOUD: An American Woman in Egypt.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Saturday Review Press / E. P. Dutton, (1973) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book - an account of a Jewish American journalist who travels to Egypt shortly after the 6 Day War. In Cambridge, Massachusetts she had lived with Ali Mahmoud, an Egyptian physicist studying in the US for many years and unable to return home. Although their relationship ended, their friendship remained and on this trip to Cairo, she was invited to stay with his large extended family and so she is able to write with sensitivity and understanding about one segment of Egyptian society. ISBN: 0-841502420.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82405
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  • WILD INFERNO. by Ault, Sandi.
    Ault, Sandi.
    WILD INFERNO.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Berkley, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second book in her award-winning series featuring Bureau of Land Management agent Jamaica Wild, and her wolf Mountain. Set in New Mexico - the culture of the Pueblo Indians is an important part of each novel. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Like her protagonist, Ault lives with a wolf and worked as a wildland firefighter. Review copy with publisher's material and promotional postcard laid in. 287 pp. ISBN: 978-0425219225.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82400
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  • WILD INDIGO. by Ault, Sandi.
    Ault, Sandi.
    WILD INDIGO.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Berkley, (2006.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The award-winning first book in the series featuring Bureau of Land Management agent Jamaica Wild, and her wolf Mountain. Set in New Mexico - the culture of the Pueblo Indians is an important part of each novel. SIGNED on the title page. this novel was the first debut novel to receive the Mary Higgins Clark Award. A press release noted that the first printing sold out in 9 days. Like her heroine, Ault lives with a wolf. 293 pp. ISBN: 9780425213698.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82399
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  • WILD PENANCE. by Ault, Sandi.
    Ault, Sandi.
    WILD PENANCE.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Berkley, (2010.). SIGNED first edition - The fifth in her award-winning series featuring Bureau of Land Management agent Jamaica Wild, and her wolf Mountain. Set in New Mexico - the culture of the Pueblo Indians is an important part of each novel. SIGNED on the title page and dated in March 2010, in the year of publication. Promotional brochure laid in. 297 pp.

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

    Book ID: 82398
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  • THE MELTING SEASON. by Attenberg, Jami.
    Attenberg, Jami.
    THE MELTING SEASON.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, (2010) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's highly praised third book, a story about the strength it takes to both face up to and escape the past. "Catherine Madison is headed West with a suitcase full of cash that isn't hers. She's just left the only home she's ever known, a small town in Nebraska, after the only man she had ever known, her husband, Thomas, deserted her. . . On the road, she was going to become a new person. Or so she thought." SIGNED on the title page. 289 pp. ISBN: 978-1594488962.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82394
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  • RATS IN THE TREES. by Mowry, Jess.
    Mowry, Jess.
    RATS IN THE TREES.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Santa Barbara: John Daniel, 1990. SIGNED first edition - His first book - a collection of interrelated stories set on the streets of Oakland, told in the language of inner-city street kids. SIGNED on the title page and dated in 1997. Winner of the PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Literary Award. 162 pp. ISBN: 0-936784-814.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (as new, but slight sunning to the spine.)

    Book ID: 82390
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  • THE HORROR! THE HORROR!: Comic Books the Government Didn't Want You to Read! by Trombetta, Jim, editor. Introduction by R. L. Stine.
    Trombetta, Jim, editor. Introduction by R. L. Stine.
    THE HORROR! THE HORROR!: Comic Books the Government Didn't Want You to Read!

    Edition: Later printing, a trade paperback original.

    New York: Harry N. Abrams, (2010). A book which brings back into print the comics censored by Congress in an infamous televised U.S. Senate subcommittee investigating juvenile delinquency in 1954. Includes more than two hundred cover pictures and many complete stories in full color accompanied by a thoughtful explanatory text by Trombetta which provides a detailed history and context for these stories and of government censorship as scary as the stories themselves. Introduction by R. L. Stine. Includes a bonus DVD - Confidential File, a rare 25-minute TV show that first aired on October 9, 1955, about the "evils" of comic books and their effect on juvenile delinquency (Please note the begins with a 58-second test pattern, followed by…

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    New York: Harry N. Abrams, (2010). A book which brings back into print the comics censored by Congress in an infamous televised U.S. Senate subcommittee investigating juvenile delinquency in 1954. Includes more than two hundred cover pictures and many complete stories in full color accompanied by a thoughtful explanatory text by Trombetta which provides a detailed history and context for these stories and of government censorship as scary as the stories themselves. Introduction by R. L. Stine. Includes a bonus DVD - Confidential File, a rare 25-minute TV show that first aired on October 9, 1955, about the "evils" of comic books and their effect on juvenile delinquency (Please note the begins with a 58-second test pattern, followed by the tv show.) Bibliography, index. Large format trade paperback. 306 pp. ISBN: 0-810955954.

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    Condition: Very near fine in stiff illustrated wrappers with self-flaps, with the DVD inserted into the rear flap (corners slightly bumped)

    Book ID: 82389
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  • UNLOCKING ADVENTURE. by Courtney, Charles in collaboration with Tom Johnson.
    Courtney, Charles in collaboration with Tom Johnson.
    UNLOCKING ADVENTURE.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Whittlesey House / McGraw-Hill Book Company, (1942) dj. Hardcover first edition - The Autobiography of a World-famous Locksmith. From the jacket: "Charles Courtney's fingers (which have been insured for $100,000.00) have led him into adventures as fantastic, entertaining, and nerve-tingling as any in our day. Mr. Courtney is the world's highest paid 'legal Jimmy Valentine' [a safe-cracker.] His jobs take him wherever there is a safe no one else can crack. The safes of Kaiser Wilhelm, the chests that held the crown jewels of the Romanoffs, the strong-boxes that ex-King Alfonso of Spain brought with him when he escaped to France, are but a few which have yielded to Mr. Courtney's fingers. Some of his most spine-chilling…

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    New York: Whittlesey House / McGraw-Hill Book Company, (1942) dj. Hardcover first edition - The Autobiography of a World-famous Locksmith. From the jacket: "Charles Courtney's fingers (which have been insured for $100,000.00) have led him into adventures as fantastic, entertaining, and nerve-tingling as any in our day. Mr. Courtney is the world's highest paid 'legal Jimmy Valentine' [a safe-cracker.] His jobs take him wherever there is a safe no one else can crack. The safes of Kaiser Wilhelm, the chests that held the crown jewels of the Romanoffs, the strong-boxes that ex-King Alfonso of Spain brought with him when he escaped to France, are but a few which have yielded to Mr. Courtney's fingers. Some of his most spine-chilling adventures have been on the floor of the sea. he unlocked the safes of the Egypt, topedoed during WWI with a cargo of gold and diamonds, and was hired by sir Basil Zaharoff to work on the wreck of the British cruiser Hampshire. The team of divers found the gold she was carrying but met a catastrophe that killed his companions." Illustrated with photographs. 335 pp.

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    Condition: Very good in beige cloth with dark brown lettering on the spine in a good dust jacket with a long chip at the bottom edge of the front cover, wear to the ends of the spine (tape reinforcement to interior of dj), price-clipped. Some shelfwear to the bottom edges of the boards. Uncommon in the first edition in dustjacket.

    Book ID: 82387
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  • ISLAND OF A THOUSAND MIRRORS. by Munaweera, Nayomi.
    Munaweera, Nayomi.
    ISLAND OF A THOUSAND MIRRORS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2014) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's award-winning first novel, set in Sri Lanka where she was born, during the civil war which tore that country apart. The story of two families - one Sinhala and one Tamil - and of the hopes and fears of a young woman in each of those families. Winner of the 2013 Commonwealth Book Prize for the Asian Region and longlisted for the 2012 Man Asian Literary Prize. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 242 pp. ISBN: 978-1250043931.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket. (toning to bottom edge of textblock)

    Book ID: 82382
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  • INSECT DREAMS: The Half Life of Gregor Samsa. by Estrin, Marc
    Estrin, Marc
    INSECT DREAMS: The Half Life of Gregor Samsa.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: BlueHen Books / Penguin Putnam, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, which continues the story of Gregor Samsa, who morphed into a cockroach in Kafka's Metamorphosis. In this version, he is sold to a Viennese sideshow rather than being swept into the trash, and he quickly becomes the major attraction in entrepreneur Amadeus Hoffnung's bizarre little circus - but once he goes off to New York, he undergoes another transformation, "into a half-man, half-insect superhero whom the author uses to reexamine the first half of the 20th century, with Samsa working behind the scenes as a liaison in the worlds of science, music, business and politics to push pivotal historical events in…

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    New York: BlueHen Books / Penguin Putnam, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, which continues the story of Gregor Samsa, who morphed into a cockroach in Kafka's Metamorphosis. In this version, he is sold to a Viennese sideshow rather than being swept into the trash, and he quickly becomes the major attraction in entrepreneur Amadeus Hoffnung's bizarre little circus - but once he goes off to New York, he undergoes another transformation, "into a half-man, half-insect superhero whom the author uses to reexamine the first half of the 20th century, with Samsa working behind the scenes as a liaison in the worlds of science, music, business and politics to push pivotal historical events in the right direction. His encounters with Charles Ives, FDR, Einstein and Oppenheimer, among others, are rendered with a combination of humor, chutzpah and intelligence." (PW) Dust jacket praise from Peter Beagle and Tom Robbins among others. SIGNED on the title page. Bibliography. 468 pp. ISBN: 0-399148361.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82381
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  • THE MONKEY'S BRIDGE: Mysteries of Evolution in Central America. by Wallace, David Rains.
    Wallace, David Rains.
    THE MONKEY'S BRIDGE: Mysteries of Evolution in Central America.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A look at a unique area - Central American is neither an island nor a continent, but a bridge between two continents - based on several trips made by Wallace over more than 20 years. On his first trip in 1971 to Guatemala, the unusual mixture of animals and plants aroused his curiosity. So he returned time and time again to study the area's complex physiography, mountains and malarial lowlands, high plateaus and sierras, savannas, lively volcanoes, and limestone caves - an area which supported seven percent of the earth's species while comprising less than one percent land mass. In addition in this book, he tells the…

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    San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A look at a unique area - Central American is neither an island nor a continent, but a bridge between two continents - based on several trips made by Wallace over more than 20 years. On his first trip in 1971 to Guatemala, the unusual mixture of animals and plants aroused his curiosity. So he returned time and time again to study the area's complex physiography, mountains and malarial lowlands, high plateaus and sierras, savannas, lively volcanoes, and limestone caves - an area which supported seven percent of the earth's species while comprising less than one percent land mass. In addition in this book, he tells the stories of early explorers - naturalists like the pirate William Dampier and Dominican priest Francisco Ximenez; the fossil-hunter Barnum Brown and paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould. INSCRIBED on the title page to the noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens and dated in the year of publication. Review copy with publisher's material laid in. Bibliography, index. xxii, 271 pp. ISBN: 0-871565862.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82379
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  • BUNKER 13, by Bahal, Aniruddha.
    Bahal, Aniruddha.
    BUNKER 13,

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2003. SIGNED first edition - The first novel by one of India's most famous investigative reporters, described as follows on the back cover: ' MM is a thriller-seeker, a disgraced, self-destructive ex-army cadet with a taste for hard drugs and kinky sex, and a shrewd reporter who will do anything to get a story. His connections reach deep into the heart of India's unsavory political establishment, and into the Army, his current beat where his bravery earns the trust and admiration of even more unsavory sources.Following Special Forces on a series of deadly missions on the Kashmiri border, MM confirms his suspicion that a rogue band of officers is smuggling drugs and captured…

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    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2003. SIGNED first edition - The first novel by one of India's most famous investigative reporters, described as follows on the back cover: ' MM is a thriller-seeker, a disgraced, self-destructive ex-army cadet with a taste for hard drugs and kinky sex, and a shrewd reporter who will do anything to get a story. His connections reach deep into the heart of India's unsavory political establishment, and into the Army, his current beat where his bravery earns the trust and admiration of even more unsavory sources.Following Special Forces on a series of deadly missions on the Kashmiri border, MM confirms his suspicion that a rogue band of officers is smuggling drugs and captured weapons out of India's jungle frontier. When a raid on an enemy bunker uncovers an enormous cache of arms and high-grade heroin, the commander in charge taps MM to unload the goods and he finds himself enmeshed in an international net of gun-running , gang warfare, and double-dealing more dangerous than anything he has undertaken so far.Cynical, knowing, highly capable, and deeply motivated, MM is an intriguing new postmodern hero. ' SIGNEDand dated in the year of publication on the half title page ARC edition includes a letter from the publisher, Jonathan Galassi, bound in.

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    Condition: Fine in silver illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 82378
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  • EVOLUTION OF RACISM: The Human Differences and the Use and Abuse of Science. by Shipman, Pat
    Shipman, Pat
    EVOLUTION OF RACISM: The Human Differences and the Use and Abuse of Science.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1994) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book by this award-winning scientist and author, which "combines a history of evolutionary theory with a study of its impact on ideas about race and racism to explain how the fear of making politically unacceptable discoveries has prevented scientists from honestly exploring human racial differences." Includes a discussion of the work of Darwin, Thomas Huxley and Ashley Montagu as well as less well-known but influential figures like Ernst Haeckel, the father of the eugenics movement and Carleton Coons who became the subject of a bitter academic feud. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper to the late noted Oklahoma book collector, Larry Owens. Notes, Bibliography, Index. 318 pp. ISBN: 0-671754602.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82376
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  • THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD. by Whitehead, Colson.
    Whitehead, Colson.
    THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (2016) dj. Hardcover first edition - Whitehead's sixth novel and winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the 2016 National Book Award for Fiction, and the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence - a book which "seamlessly weaves the saga of America from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. The Underground Railroad is at once a kinetic adventure tale of one woman's ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage and a shattering, powerful meditation on the history we all share." Basis for the innovative and powerful Amazon series of the same name. 306 pp. ISBN: 978-0385542364.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine first issue dust jacket (hint of spine slant)

    Book ID: 82375
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  • EVENING. by Minot, Susan
    Minot, Susan
    EVENING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's highly praised 4th book (3rd novel), evocative and moving. Joan Didion calls it "her best work yet - assured, supple, exhilarating in its nerve and cool momentum." SIGNED by the author on the title page. 264 pp. ISBN: 0-375-400370.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82371
    Keywords: Women Authors
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  • GRAVITY. by Gerritsen, Tess.
    Gerritsen, Tess.
    GRAVITY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pocket Books, (1999) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A medical thriller - Stephen King called her books 'an automatic must-read in my house...[she is] even better than Crichton.' The film rights to this novel - about single cell organisms which evolve and become deadly and an astronaut stranded in space - were sold before this book was even published - but Gerritsen was given no credit for the film "Gravity" featuring Sandra Bullock (and very similar to the final quarter of this book) in large part because the company which bought the rights (New Line) was taken over by Warner Bros and Gerritsen was not able to prevail in a suit for breach of contract. Even…

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    New York: Pocket Books, (1999) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A medical thriller - Stephen King called her books 'an automatic must-read in my house...[she is] even better than Crichton.' The film rights to this novel - about single cell organisms which evolve and become deadly and an astronaut stranded in space - were sold before this book was even published - but Gerritsen was given no credit for the film "Gravity" featuring Sandra Bullock (and very similar to the final quarter of this book) in large part because the company which bought the rights (New Line) was taken over by Warner Bros and Gerritsen was not able to prevail in a suit for breach of contract. Even more interesting, the 2017 film "Life" is very similar to the first part of this novel - but still no credit to Gerritsen. SIGNED on the title page. Includes glossary. 342 pp. ISBN: 0-671-016784.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82370
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  • VODOUN: A Novel. by Madsen, David.
    Madsen, David.
    VODOUN: A Novel.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, (1994.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Thriller involving the death and disappearance of a Haitian politician, and a murder that looks like a voodoo ritual. Set in Virginia and in Haiiti. SIGNED on the title page. 349 pp. ISBN: 0-688-105637.

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

    Book ID: 82367
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  • THE HANDYMAN. by See, Carolyn.
    See, Carolyn.
    THE HANDYMAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1999) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel of humor and wisdom, set in a California that doesn't quite live up to anyone's dreams. SIGNED on the title page. Review copy with publisher's material and a photograph laid in. 221 pp. ISBN: 0-375-50155x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82354
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  • Appleton, Victor.
    TOM SWIFT AND HIS ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVE; or Two Miles a Minute on the Rails, #25 in series.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (c 1922) dj. Hardcover - Lists to this title inside book and to "Big Dirigible" on the dustjacket front flap and the ads in the back. Frontispiece. Bound in tan "quad" covers printed in black and red. 212 pp plus 8 pp publisher's ads.

    Condition: Very good in a good only dust jacket (usual toning to the pages, some offsetting to endpapers, but a tight and sturdy copy, dj has faded spine, some wear to the ends of the spine, rubbing to the folds)

    Book ID: 82352
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  • XO, OX: A Love Story. by Rex, Adam; illustrated by Scott Campbell.
    Rex, Adam; illustrated by Scott Campbell.
    XO, OX: A Love Story.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Roaring Brook Press, (2017) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An hilarious story told entirely in letters between a hopelessly romantic ox and a conceited, beautiful gazelle and enhanced by Scott Campbell's eloquent illustrations. "Dear Gazelle, For some time now I have wanted to write a letter to say how much I admire you. You are so graceful and fine. Even when you are running from tigers you are like a ballerina who is running away from tigers. I think that what I'm trying to say is that I love you. XO, OX." SIGNED by Adam Rex on the title page with a small doodle. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 978-1626722880.

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

    Book ID: 82317
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  • PROMETHEAN FIRE: Reflections on the Origin of Mind. by Lumsden, Charles J. and Edward O. Wilson, signed.
    Lumsden, Charles J. and Edward O. Wilson, signed.
    PROMETHEAN FIRE: Reflections on the Origin of Mind.

    Edition: First printing.

    Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1983. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Reflections on the missing piece in the history of human evolution - why, out of all the species, only mankind made the leap from homo habilus to modern with his high intelligence and advanced culture - a leap explained in Greek mythology by the metaphor of Promethean Fire. Illustrated with drawings by Whitney Powell. INSCRIBED on the title page to the late Oklahoma book collector, Larry Owens, by Edward Wilson, who has won many awards including the National Medal of Science and two Pulitzer Prizes. Extensive notes, index. vi, 216 pp. ISBN: 0-674714458.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (a couple of corners dog-earred, chip to upper edge of back cover of dj)

    Book ID: 82314
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  • SUPERMONEY. by Smith, Adam (pseudonym of George J. W. 'Jerry' Goodman.)
    Smith, Adam (pseudonym of George J. W. 'Jerry' Goodman.)
    SUPERMONEY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1972.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Published almost 50 years ago, and written with a light touch, this is still relevant today - maybe even more so - in its argument that the green stuff in your wallet is not the "real" money. Focuses on two individuals - a trader known as Seymour the Head, and Warren Buffett (Adam Smith was arguably the first to introduce this then obscure money manager to the world) - and asks what happens to individuals in a market dominated by professionals. Portfolio lists. 301 pp. ISBN: 0-671-448250.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (slight sunning to spine of dj, creasing on flaps)

    Book ID: 82303
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  • Blank, Clair (Clarissa Mabel Blank Moyer, 1915-1965)
    BEVERLY GRAY AT THE WORLD'S FAIR: The Beverly Gray College Mystery Series #6.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: A. L. Burt, (1935). Hardcover first edition - After Lois leaves for Paris, Beverly, Connie and Lenora travel to Chicago to see the World's Fair - the Internation Exposition held from 1933-1934 - where they have many adventures - including helping to solve a murder they witnessed. When this series was taken over by Grosset and Dunlap in 1938, this title was dropped because it was felt that it was too easily dated and because of possible confusion with the coming New York World's Fair, making this the most difficult to find of this series, and one of the scarcest of all girls series books, as well as causing confusion i the numbering of the series and…

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    New York: A. L. Burt, (1935). Hardcover first edition - After Lois leaves for Paris, Beverly, Connie and Lenora travel to Chicago to see the World's Fair - the Internation Exposition held from 1933-1934 - where they have many adventures - including helping to solve a murder they witnessed. When this series was taken over by Grosset and Dunlap in 1938, this title was dropped because it was felt that it was too easily dated and because of possible confusion with the coming New York World's Fair, making this the most difficult to find of this series, and one of the scarcest of all girls series books, as well as causing confusion i the numbering of the series and in the loss of continuity in the story line. Glossy frontispiece, lists to self on copyright page, blue and white Chadwick Hall endpapers. Top edge tinted dark blue. 250 pp.

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    Condition: Very good in gray cloth with black lettering - some toning to the spine, a bit of fraying to the ends of the spine, but overall a straight, tight and clean copy. Small bookstore stamp (Gardner's Book Shop in Stockton) on rear endpaper.

    Book ID: 81062
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  • BLESSED IS THE FRUIT. by Antoni, Robert.
    Antoni, Robert.
    BLESSED IS THE FRUIT.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1997) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second novel by this award winning writer, one which tells the life stories of two West Indian women in their own voices: Lilla, the white mistress of a dilapidated colonial mansion, and Vel, the Black servant who has been her only companion for ten years. The two women have always treated each other with a distant formality, but when Vel finds herself pregnant, Lilla puts her to bed in her own bedroom and finds herself caring for her. Praise from Christina Garcia, Rosario Ferre, Steven Dixon and Robert Olen Butler (who calls this an extraordinary and enduring work of art.)SIGNED by the author. Review copy with publisher's slip laid in. 399 pp. ISBN: 0-805049258.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82296
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  • MY GRANDMOTHER'S EROTIC FOLKTALES. by Antoni, Robert.
    Antoni, Robert.
    MY GRANDMOTHER'S EROTIC FOLKTALES.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Grove Press, (2001). SIGNED first edition - The author's third book and first collection of short stories, which blend Caribbean folk stories with American pop culture, since they were set in a boarding house for American soldiers near the seaside town of Corpus Cristi during World War II. "Even though the stories are rooted in the history of the Caribbean island where they are set, and they are interwoven with the story of a family's fortunes as well as traditional island tales, the result is so outrageous as to quickly erase any standard notion of a sweet-faced, mild-mannered grandmother as their teller. In her tales she debunks con men, defies generals, and all the while raises children…

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    New York: Grove Press, (2001). SIGNED first edition - The author's third book and first collection of short stories, which blend Caribbean folk stories with American pop culture, since they were set in a boarding house for American soldiers near the seaside town of Corpus Cristi during World War II. "Even though the stories are rooted in the history of the Caribbean island where they are set, and they are interwoven with the story of a family's fortunes as well as traditional island tales, the result is so outrageous as to quickly erase any standard notion of a sweet-faced, mild-mannered grandmother as their teller. In her tales she debunks con men, defies generals, and all the while raises children who go off to medical school in Canada. Her bawdy, scatological, and exaggerated style of storytelling and her startlingly descriptive language all but surpass the tales themselves." (Booklist) Includes the award-winning story "How Crab-O Lost His Head." SIGNED on the title page. 201 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 82294
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  • MY GRANDMOTHER'S EROTIC FOLKTALES. by Antoni, Robert.
    Antoni, Robert.
    MY GRANDMOTHER'S EROTIC FOLKTALES.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Grove Press, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's third book and first collection of short stories, which blend Caribbean folk stories with American pop culture, since they were set in a boarding house for American soldiers near the seaside town of Corpus Cristi during World War II. "Even though the stories are rooted in the history of the Caribbean island where they are set, and they are interwoven with the story of a family's fortunes as well as traditional island tales, the result is so outrageous as to quickly erase any standard notion of a sweet-faced, mild-mannered grandmother as their teller. In her tales she debunks con men, defies generals, and all the while…

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    New York: Grove Press, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's third book and first collection of short stories, which blend Caribbean folk stories with American pop culture, since they were set in a boarding house for American soldiers near the seaside town of Corpus Cristi during World War II. "Even though the stories are rooted in the history of the Caribbean island where they are set, and they are interwoven with the story of a family's fortunes as well as traditional island tales, the result is so outrageous as to quickly erase any standard notion of a sweet-faced, mild-mannered grandmother as their teller. In her tales she debunks con men, defies generals, and all the while raises children who go off to medical school in Canada. Her bawdy, scatological, and exaggerated style of storytelling and her startlingly descriptive language all but surpass the tales themselves." (Booklist) Includes the award-winning story "How Crab-O Lost His Head." SIGNED on the title page. Review copy with publisher's material laid in. 201 pp. ISBN: 0-802116876.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (appears unread and as new, but a stray pen mark on fore-edge).

    Book ID: 82293
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  • HOUSE OF MIST. by Bombal, Maria-Luisa.
    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…

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    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.Listed both in Hubin and in Bleiler Fantastic Literature. Striking dust jacket art by George Salter. 245 pp.

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

    Book ID: 82282
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  • HOUSE OF MIST. by Bombal, Maria-Luisa.
    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…

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    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. Listed both in Hubin and in Bleiler Fantastic Literature. Striking dust jacket art by George Salter. 245 pp.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket. (light toning to edges of textblock and dj, upper corner of dj flap clipped, but price present in lower corner)

    Book ID: 82281
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  • THE TOWN THAT FOUGHT TO SAVE ITSELF. by Schell, Orville; photographs by Ilka Hartmann.
    Schell, Orville; photographs by Ilka Hartmann.
    THE TOWN THAT FOUGHT TO SAVE ITSELF.

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

    New York: Pantheon, (1976). First edition - When the beach at Bolinas (referred to as Briones in this book) was hit by a huge and damaging oil spill, followed by a plan from the local Public Utilities District to create a massive and expensive sewer system, the residents of the town rallied and took control. Bolinas,just north of San Franciso in Marin County, is still known for its quirkiness and its reclusiveness - and also for being incredibly expensive. "Bolinas has so far staved off homogenization through town meetings and a nucleus of concerned citizenry. Schell's chatty, generally good humored diary of one year in a four year fight to limit growth on this incomparable little peninsula is as…

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    New York: Pantheon, (1976). First edition - When the beach at Bolinas (referred to as Briones in this book) was hit by a huge and damaging oil spill, followed by a plan from the local Public Utilities District to create a massive and expensive sewer system, the residents of the town rallied and took control. Bolinas,just north of San Franciso in Marin County, is still known for its quirkiness and its reclusiveness - and also for being incredibly expensive. "Bolinas has so far staved off homogenization through town meetings and a nucleus of concerned citizenry. Schell's chatty, generally good humored diary of one year in a four year fight to limit growth on this incomparable little peninsula is as direct as a letter home." (Edward Hoagland, NY Times). Illustrated with photographs by Ilka Hartmann (both Schell and Hartmann lived in Bolinas, so they knew the town and its people well) Slightly oversized oblong format. 200 pp. ISBN: 0-394731697.

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    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (remainder mark, minor wear to covers).

    Book ID: 82278
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  • MUSIC THROUGH THE FLOOR: Stories. by Puchner, Eric.
    Puchner, Eric.
    MUSIC THROUGH THE FLOOR: Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner, (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a collection of nine very highly praised prize-winning short stories, described as "fiercely funny and quietly heartbreaking portraying a group of cultural misfits attempting to navigate mainstream America." SIGNED on the title page. 209 pp. ISBN: 978-0743270465.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (toning to the pages and edges of textblock)

    Book ID: 82276
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  • ONCE UPON A TIME AND TODAY. by Nathan, Maud (1862-1946); Foreword by Carrie Chapman Catt.
    Nathan, Maud (1862-1946); Foreword by Carrie Chapman Catt.
    ONCE UPON A TIME AND TODAY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: G. P. Putnam, 1933. dj. Hardcover first edition - The hard-to-find autobiography of a woman born into a distinguished New York Sephardic Jewish family who became - with the support of her husband (the "fairy prince" of this story) - an outspoken advocate for better working conditions for women and for the right of women to vote. She is perhaps known best for her leadership and work as the president of the Consumers' League of New York. She was a first cousin of Emma Lazarus and Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Cardozo. Her sister, Annie Nathan Meyer, was an author and the founder of Barnard College. In 1890 with Josephine Shaw Lowell and other women, she formed the…

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    New York: G. P. Putnam, 1933. dj. Hardcover first edition - The hard-to-find autobiography of a woman born into a distinguished New York Sephardic Jewish family who became - with the support of her husband (the "fairy prince" of this story) - an outspoken advocate for better working conditions for women and for the right of women to vote. She is perhaps known best for her leadership and work as the president of the Consumers' League of New York. She was a first cousin of Emma Lazarus and Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Cardozo. Her sister, Annie Nathan Meyer, was an author and the founder of Barnard College. In 1890 with Josephine Shaw Lowell and other women, she formed the Consumers' League of New York, with a goal of bettering the working conditions of women retail clerks. In 1897, she became the league's president, a position that she held for twenty-one years. Under her leadership, the league publicized the deplorable working conditions in the retail stores and factories. They created a "white list" which named the stores and factories that met the league standards for wages and conditions and urged the public to patronize them. As she became more involved she realized that without the right to vote, women had no clout over the legislatures and she began to devote more time for the right for women to vote, despite the fact that her brothers and sister were opposed to women's suffrage. Foreword by Carrie Chapman Catt. Introduction by Henry van Dyke. Illustrated with photographs. Index. xvi, 327 pp.

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    Condition: Very near fine in lavender cloth in a very good dust jacket (price-clipped, small chip to top of dj spine, other edgewear and short closed tears, toning to spine of dj.

    Book ID: 82272
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  • PEACE LIKE A RIVER. by Enger, Leif.
    Enger, Leif.
    PEACE LIKE A RIVER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's very highly praised first novel - the story of a father raising his three children in 1960s Minnesota and the story of a road trip in search of a son charged with murder, through the Badlands in their Airstream trailer, as told by 11 year old Reuben. Comments on the back cover from Jim Harrison, Rick Bass and others. Received the Borders Original Voices Award, SIGNED on the title page. 311 pp. ISBN: 0-87113795X.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 82270
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  • A FALL IN DENVER: An Em Hansen Mystery. by Andrews, Sarah
    Andrews, Sarah
    A FALL IN DENVER: An Em Hansen Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner's, (1995) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second mystery featuring geologist Em Hansen (by an author who is herself a geologist.) Wonderful background setting in the oilfields of the West. SIGNED on the title page. Author's note. 286 pp. ISBN: 0-684-815230.

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

    Book ID: 82269
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  • THE WOMEN AT OXFORD: A Fragment of History. by Brittain, Vera.
    Brittain, Vera.
    THE WOMEN AT OXFORD: A Fragment of History.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: George G. Harrap and Co., (1960) dj. Hardcover first edition - A survey of the first century of women scholars at Oxford University. October 1959 marked the 80th anniversary of the establishment of women's colleges at Oxford - this is an account of the reforms that made this possible, of early prejudices and of some of the notable women who passed through Oxford by an author who was herself one of those women. Illustrated with eight plates in half tone. Definition of terms used at Oxford. Several appendices, bibliography, index. 272 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 82266
    Keywords: Women's Studies
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  • MODEL HOME. by Puchner, Eric.
    Puchner, Eric.
    MODEL HOME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner, (2012) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel (his second book, following a highly praised collection of short stories), a finalist for the Pen/Faulkner award, and winner of the California Book Award. Alan Cheuse commented on NPR that "The Zillers on the surface resemble something like a model family when they first move into their new house in an upper middle class, Southern California subdivision . . It doesn't take long for the family finances to fall apart. Dad has been trying to sell some model homes out in the desert, model homes that happen to be within distinct sniffing distance of a large waste pond. And as money becomes scarce, dad has…

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    New York: Scribner, (2012) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel (his second book, following a highly praised collection of short stories), a finalist for the Pen/Faulkner award, and winner of the California Book Award. Alan Cheuse commented on NPR that "The Zillers on the surface resemble something like a model family when they first move into their new house in an upper middle class, Southern California subdivision . . It doesn't take long for the family finances to fall apart. Dad has been trying to sell some model homes out in the desert, model homes that happen to be within distinct sniffing distance of a large waste pond. And as money becomes scarce, dad has to move the family into one of these houses and take a job as a door-to-door salesman. The kids suffer these problems as well as their own, such as adolescence, a major injury from a house fire and the struggle to try to piece their worlds together while the Ziller marriage falls to pieces around them. Puchner's prose is forthright, delightfully detailed and the distance he strikes from his characters seems just right: not so close that we can't see them in social context, not so far that we don't feel for them deeply in their distress. I came to feel so deeply for them that the book now and then became almost excruciating to read: the feckless parents, the desperate kids struggling to stay alive and in love with a home world crumbling around them." SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication, Review copy with publisher's material laid in, 359 pp. ISBN: 978-0743270489.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82262
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  • MODEL HOME. by Puchner, Eric.
    Puchner, Eric.
    MODEL HOME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner, (2012) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel (his second book, following a highly praised collection of short stories), a finalist for the Pen/Faulkner award, and winner of the California Book Award. Alan Cheuse commented on NPR that "The Zillers on the surface resemble something like a model family when they first move into their new house in an upper middle class, Southern California subdivision . . It doesn't take long for the family finances to fall apart. Dad has been trying to sell some model homes out in the desert, model homes that happen to be within distinct sniffing distance of a large waste pond. And as money becomes scarce, dad has…

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    New York: Scribner, (2012) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel (his second book, following a highly praised collection of short stories), a finalist for the Pen/Faulkner award, and winner of the California Book Award. Alan Cheuse commented on NPR that "The Zillers on the surface resemble something like a model family when they first move into their new house in an upper middle class, Southern California subdivision . . It doesn't take long for the family finances to fall apart. Dad has been trying to sell some model homes out in the desert, model homes that happen to be within distinct sniffing distance of a large waste pond. And as money becomes scarce, dad has to move the family into one of these houses and take a job as a door-to-door salesman. The kids suffer these problems as well as their own, such as adolescence, a major injury from a house fire and the struggle to try to piece their worlds together while the Ziller marriage falls to pieces around them. Puchner's prose is forthright, delightfully detailed and the distance he strikes from his characters seems just right: not so close that we can't see them in social context, not so far that we don't feel for them deeply in their distress. I came to feel so deeply for them that the book now and then became almost excruciating to read: the feckless parents, the desperate kids struggling to stay alive and in love with a home world crumbling around them." SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication, 359 pp. ISBN: 978-0743270489.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82261
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  • LADDIE: A True Blue Story. by Stratton-Porter, Gene (1863-1924)
    Stratton-Porter, Gene (1863-1924)
    LADDIE: A True Blue Story.

    Edition: First edition.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Co., Inc., 1913. Hardcover first edition - Loosely based on Stratton-Porter's own childhood, Laddie is both a classic poor boy, rich girl romance as well as the story of "Little Sister," a child of nature who is allowed to freely roam the woods. Basis for the 1935 film of the same name. Illustrated by Herman Pfeifer with a frontispiece and three internal plates in color. Pale green screened illustrations on the endpapers and all of the preliminary pages. Frontispiece protected by tissue guard. 602 pp.

    Condition: Very good in blue cloth with cream lettering and embossed lily design on front cover - very minor wear to ends of spine and corners, but overall a straight, tight and sturdy copy. An attractive vintage book.

    Book ID: 82257
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  • THE HEALTH MESSAGE. by Branson, William H. (1887-1961)
    Branson, William H. (1887-1961)
    THE HEALTH MESSAGE.

    Edition: First thus- in wrappers.

    Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, (1955). First edition - A summary of the philosophy regarding health and diet which has "been connected with the great Advent message from the beginning." After a lifetime of service to the Seventh Day Adventists as a missionary, minister and administrator, Branson was elected to the position of President of the General Conference in 1950. 78 pp. Surprisingly uncommon both in the market and in library holdings with WorldCat only identifying 6 such.

    Condition: Very good in stapled gold wrappers.

    Book ID: 82247
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  • THEFT: A Love Story. by Carey, Peter.
    Carey, Peter.
    THEFT: A Love Story.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel by this award-winning writer "about obsession, deception, and redemption, at once an engrossing psychological suspense story and a work of highly charged, fiendishly funny literary fiction." SIGNED on the title page. 269 pp. ISBN: 0-307263711.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82235
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  • UNDER WESTERN SKIES: Nature and History in the American West. by Worster, Donald.
    Worster, Donald.
    UNDER WESTERN SKIES: Nature and History in the American West.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Oxford University Press, 1992. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of 11 essays which exemplify the "new western history," which focuses on the environment, native peoples, and the concentration of power in the hands of a few. Foremost among these historians is Donald Worster. In Worster's writings, the western past Among the topics he looks at in this book are "the struggle by the Lakota to regain ownership of the Black Hills, examining the importance of the Black Hills in Indian religion and the way they have been mismanaged by the U.S. government. . . the cowboy in terms of the new ecology that arose from livestock ranching - the endless miles of fences, the…

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    New York: Oxford University Press, 1992. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of 11 essays which exemplify the "new western history," which focuses on the environment, native peoples, and the concentration of power in the hands of a few. Foremost among these historians is Donald Worster. In Worster's writings, the western past Among the topics he looks at in this book are "the struggle by the Lakota to regain ownership of the Black Hills, examining the importance of the Black Hills in Indian religion and the way they have been mismanaged by the U.S. government. . . the cowboy in terms of the new ecology that arose from livestock ranching - the endless miles of fences, the changes in the environment wrought by extensive grazing, certain species of animals almost wiped out because they were considered a danger to sheep and cattle. . . From the mining ghost towns of the Rockies to the uprooted farm families of the Dust Bowl, nature sometimes wins the struggle. Even the Hoover Dam, he reminds us, may one day be overcome by the patient Colorado River." SIGNED on the title page. Worster received the Bancroft Prize in American history in 1980. Notes, index. ix, 292 pp. ISBN: 0-195058208.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82234
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  • SHADES OF GREY: 1. The Road to High Saffron. by Fforde, Jasper.
    Fforde, Jasper.
    SHADES OF GREY: 1. The Road to High Saffron.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (2009.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first book in a new trilogy: "Part satire, part romance, part revolutionary thriller. . . It's Britain but not as we know it. Democracy has been replaced by a Colortocracy.. . Eddie Russett lives comfortably in a world where fortune, career and ultimate destiny are rigidly dictated by the colors you can see. Until he falls in love with a Grey named Jane, and starts to question every aspect of the Rulebook." SIGNED on the title page. Frontispiece. 388 pp. Promotional postcard laid in. ISBN: 978-0670019632.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82233
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  • PAYBACK. by Kelly, Thomas.
    Kelly, Thomas.
    PAYBACK.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Orion, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's first novel, set in the Bronx during the construction boom of the late 1980s - the lucrative construction rackets are in the hands of the Irish mob, sparking the envy of the Mafia, the attention of the feds, and all-out war. Two brothers are caught in the cross fire. SIGNED on the title page. 280 pp. ISBN: 0-752805088.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustwrapper with the red promotional band containing a blurb from James Ellroy.

    Book ID: 82232
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  • Raucher, Herman.
    MAYNARD'S HOUSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1980) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel by the author of "The Summer of '42." When disturbed Vietnam vet Austin Fletcher is left an old Maine house, by his slain Army buddy, he hopes to find peace but instead finds a house beset by occult forces that trap him in a hallucinatory nightmare - it is a malevolent house in which no one dares live, because fronting it is a witch's tree where a witch was hanged 350 years ago. Like the best horror books (and this title is included in several lists), this can be read on more than one level. The New York Times called it ""An unsettling experience. Confounding, touching and well-written."…

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    New York: Putnam, (1980) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel by the author of "The Summer of '42." When disturbed Vietnam vet Austin Fletcher is left an old Maine house, by his slain Army buddy, he hopes to find peace but instead finds a house beset by occult forces that trap him in a hallucinatory nightmare - it is a malevolent house in which no one dares live, because fronting it is a witch's tree where a witch was hanged 350 years ago. Like the best horror books (and this title is included in several lists), this can be read on more than one level. The New York Times called it ""An unsettling experience. Confounding, touching and well-written." 240 pp. Wraparound dust jacket art by Wendell Minor. ISBN: 0-399125086.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (3 initials stamped on bottom edge)

    Book ID: 82226
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  • THE HISTORIAN: A Novel. by Kostova, Elizabeth.
    Kostova, Elizabeth.
    THE HISTORIAN: A Novel.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (2005.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, an academic thriller, went quickly into many later printings. From the dj: "Late one night, exploring her father's library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters. The letters are all addressed to "My dear and unfortunate successor," and they plunge her into a world she never dreamed of - a labyrinth where the secrets of her father's past and her mother's mysterious fate connect to an inconceivable evil hidden in the depths of history. The letters provide links to one of the darkest powers that humanity has ever known - and to a centuries-long quest to find the source…

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    Boston: Little Brown, (2005.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, an academic thriller, went quickly into many later printings. From the dj: "Late one night, exploring her father's library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters. The letters are all addressed to "My dear and unfortunate successor," and they plunge her into a world she never dreamed of - a labyrinth where the secrets of her father's past and her mother's mysterious fate connect to an inconceivable evil hidden in the depths of history. The letters provide links to one of the darkest powers that humanity has ever known - and to a centuries-long quest to find the source of that darkness and wipe it out. It is a quest for the truth about Vlad the Impaler, the medieval ruler whose barbarous reign formed the basis of the legend of Dracula." SIGNED on the title page with the words "A cri de coeur." x, 642 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-316011770.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82221
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  • THE HISTORIAN: A Novel. by Kostova, Elizabeth.
    Kostova, Elizabeth.
    THE HISTORIAN: A Novel.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Boston: Little Brown, (2005.). SIGNED first edition - The author's first novel, an academic thriller, went quickly into many later printings. From the cover: "Late one night, exploring her father's library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters. The letters are all addressed to "My dear and unfortunate successor," and they plunge her into a world she never dreamed of - a labyrinth where the secrets of her father's past and her mother's mysterious fate connect to an inconceivable evil hidden in the depths of history. The letters provide links to one of the darkest powers that humanity has ever known - and to a centuries-long quest to find the source of that…

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    Boston: Little Brown, (2005.). SIGNED first edition - The author's first novel, an academic thriller, went quickly into many later printings. From the cover: "Late one night, exploring her father's library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters. The letters are all addressed to "My dear and unfortunate successor," and they plunge her into a world she never dreamed of - a labyrinth where the secrets of her father's past and her mother's mysterious fate connect to an inconceivable evil hidden in the depths of history. The letters provide links to one of the darkest powers that humanity has ever known - and to a centuries-long quest to find the source of that darkness and wipe it out. It is a quest for the truth about Vlad the Impaler, the medieval ruler whose barbarous reign formed the basis of the legend of Dracula." SIGNED on the title page. Promotional postcard laid in. vii, 647 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers with self-flaps.

    Book ID: 82220
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  • STRIKE DEEP. by [Koontz, Dean] North, Anthony.
    [Koontz, Dean] North, Anthony.
    STRIKE DEEP.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dial Press, 1974. dj. Hardcover first edition - This story of suspense involving computers in the basement of the Pentagon which hold the most valuable secrets of the US, is perhaps the most uncommon of Koontz's books - the publishers went so far as to create a "biography" for this "first novel." 246 pp. ISBN: 0-8037-83388.

    Condition: Ex-library with relatively few markings but severe spine slant (attesting to its popularity), in a good unmarked dust jacket. Original price of 8.95 still present.

    Book ID: 82201
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  • PICASSO LITHOGRAPHS. by Picasso, Pablo; Fernand Mourlot.
    Picasso, Pablo; Fernand Mourlot.
    PICASSO LITHOGRAPHS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Boston & Paris: Boston Book and Art / Andre Sauret, (1970) dj. Hardcover first edition - A catalogue raisonee with 407 illustrations, many in full-color, of Picasso's lithographs printed at Mourlot between 1919 and 1930. Preface by Helene Parmelin in which she discusses that this contains some very rare proofs, which make it possible to view the progression of a given lithograph as Picasso refined it. Translated from the French by Jean Didry. [8] 299 pp plus a list of terms used in lithography and index. Printed by Andre Sauret in Paris.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket with a clear outer mylar wrapper (hint of toning to pages and dj) .

    Book ID: 82198
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  • THE FIXER. by Finder, Joseph.
    Finder, Joseph.
    THE FIXER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (2015) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A stand-alone thriller. With his life in a shambles, investigator report Rick Hoffman returns to his childhood home, which has been decaying since his father suffered a stroke that put him a nursing home. As he pulls apart the walls as the first step to repair them he finds money hidden there - millions of dollars - SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 374 pp. ISBN: 978-0525954613.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82187
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  • BALLADS OF ELDORADO. by Weller, Earle, editor. Ambrose Bierce, Bret Harte, Joaquin Miller and others.
    Weller, Earle, editor. Ambrose Bierce, Bret Harte, Joaquin Miller and others.
    BALLADS OF ELDORADO.

    Edition: Limited first edition.

    San Francisco: Book Club of California. 1940. Hardcover first edition - Anthology of poems about early California arranged in three sections: The Period of Spain and Mexico, Days of the 'Forty-nine, and San Francisco. Among the poets included are Ambrose Bierce, Bret Harte, Gelett Burgess, Bayard Taylor, Joaquin Miller and others. Very attractively illustrated by Barse Miller with hillside scenes of San Francisco on the endpapers continued on double facing pages preceding the title page and after the final page of text. Issued in a limited edition of 300 copies by the Ward Ritchie Press. x, 46.

    Condition: Fine in beige boards with dark brown illustrations.

    Book ID: 82169
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  • LITTLE FLIP: The Fur Seal That Could Not Swim. by Grainger, George; illustrated by J G Mosinski.
    Grainger, George; illustrated by J G Mosinski.
    LITTLE FLIP: The Fur Seal That Could Not Swim.

    Edition: First printing.

    Ann Arbor, MI: By the author (printed by Edwards Brothers, Lithoprinters) 1960. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A charming - and very uncommon - children's book. Little Flip in a seal pup born on one of the Pribilof Islands in the Bering Sea, but when his first attempt to swim is a disaster, he is convinced he will never learn how to swim, until one day he sees his friend threatened by a killer whale, and he jumps in to distract the whale. Illustrated with drawings by Mosinski, hand-lettered text. SIGNED on the front endpaper. Small oblong format. 35 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated light blue boards. Scarce - No copies currently for sale, Worldcat only locates two copies.

    Book ID: 82166
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  • [Bukowski, Charles] Locklin, Gerald.
    CHARLES BUKOWSKI: A SURE BET.

    Edition: First trade edition.

    Sudbury, MA: Water Row Press, (1995). Hardcover first edition - Poet Gerald Locklin first met Bukowski in 1970, and they remained friends for over twenty years. A collection of memoirs, essays and poems about Bukowski from this first meeting and through his funeral in 1994. 69 pp. Cover illustration by R. Crumb. ISBN: 0-934953430.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 82162
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  • Asimov, Isaac; Theodore Sturgeon, L. Sprague De Camp and others.
    "Reason" in ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION, APRIL 1941, Volume XXVII, Number 2.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Smith and Street Publications, 1941. First edition - A notable issue of this pulp magazine - it includes the first appearance of Isaac Asimov's "Reason", the second published robot story, later collected in "I, Robot"; Part one of a new serial by L. Sprague De Camp's "The Stolen Dormouse" (featured on the cover); A.E. Van Vogt's "Not the First" and Theodore Sturgeon's novelette "Microcosmic God" which was named one of the best science fiction stories of all time by the Science Fiction Writers of America in 1970; the novelette "The Mutineers" by L. Ron Hubbard writing as Kurt von Rachen and more. Illustrations, ads. 162 pp.

    Condition: Very good overall - significant toning to the pages, but they are still supple, covers are attractive and spine is straight.

    Book ID: 82160
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  • TRIXIE BELDEN: THE MYSTERY OF THE ANTIQUE DOLL, #36. by Kenny, Kathryn
    Kenny, Kathryn
    TRIXIE BELDEN: THE MYSTERY OF THE ANTIQUE DOLL, #36.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Racine, WI: Golden Press, (1984.). One of the harder-to-find later titles in the series. Illustrated by Jim Spence. Square format front cover with illustration by Jody Lee. 188 pp. List through #39 at front of book.. ISBN: 0-307-215598.

    Condition: Very near fine (like new, only light toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 82149
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  • THE VOYAGE OF CAPTAIN DON FELIPE GONZALEZ in the Ship of the Line San Lorenzo, with the Frigate Santa Rosalia in company, to Easter Island in 1770-1: Preceded By an Extract from JACOB ROGGEVEEN'S OFFICIAL LOG OF HIS DISCOVERY OF EASTER ISLAND, 1722. by Gonzalez, don Felipe; transcribed, translated and edited by Bolton Glanvill Corney; Jacob Roggeveen.
    Gonzalez, don Felipe; transcribed, translated and edited by Bolton Glanvill Corney; Jacob Roggeveen.
    THE VOYAGE OF CAPTAIN DON FELIPE GONZALEZ in the Ship of the Line San Lorenzo, with the Frigate Santa Rosalia in company, to Easter Island in 1770-1: Preceded By an Extract from JACOB ROGGEVEEN'S OFFICIAL LOG OF HIS DISCOVERY OF EASTER ISLAND, 1722.

    Edition: First edition.

    Cambridge: Hakluyt Society, 1908. Hardcover first edition - Important early accounts of Easter Island. Illustrated with a frontispiece and three interior plates. Three folding maps in pocket at rear. Series II, Volume XIII of Hakluyt Society publications. The Hakluyt Society, founded in 1846, and bamed after Richard Hakluyt, collector and editor of narratives of voyages and travels, the society publishes scholarly editions of primary records of voyages, travels and other geographical material. Bibliography, index, lxxvii, 176 pp plus 40 pp of additional information related to the Hakluyt Society.

    Condition: Near fine in the publisher's bright blue cloth binding, with gilt vignette to the front boards (significant toning to the endpapers and prelim pages, several pages still unopened, corner of one leaf torn, maps in fine condition)

    Book ID: 82144
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  • PLANTER'S PUNCH. by Curtis, Margaret.
    Curtis, Margaret.
    PLANTER'S PUNCH.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, (1962) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Memoir of a woman who danced at the Moulin Rouge, sang opera, and hosted a 'salon' in Tahiti at her husband's plantation in the years before World War II forced them to leave. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper, and dated in the year of publication.

    Condition: Near fine in good dust jacket (several small chips to edges of dj, price-clipped).

    Book ID: 82137
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  • ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE - OUR 1000th ISSUE - COLLECTOR'S EDITION, Issue 1000, May 18 - June 1, 2006. by Wenner, Jann, editor.
    Wenner, Jann, editor.
    ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE - OUR 1000th ISSUE - COLLECTOR'S EDITION, Issue 1000, May 18 - June 1, 2006.

    Edition: First thus.

    New York: Rolling Stone, 2006. First edition - A look back at the first 1000 issues of this iconic magazine, with an article by Wenner -"In the Beginning We Didn't Know What We Were Doing" and features on covers, photographers and move over the years. Notable for the double holographic covers - on the front a collage of 154 artists, writers and bands, including Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain as an angel, and many others by Michael Elins (key to illustration is included in the issue) and on the back cover a holographic Target advertisement.Large format. 236 pp in stapled wrappers.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 82127
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  • TRIXIE BELDEN: THE INDIAN BURIAL GROUND MYSTERY, #38. by Kenny, Kathryn
    Kenny, Kathryn
    TRIXIE BELDEN: THE INDIAN BURIAL GROUND MYSTERY, #38.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Racine, WI: Golden Press, (1985.). One of the hardest-to-find later titles in the series. Inside lists to #39. Black and white illustrations by Jim Spence. Cover illustration by Jody Lee. 189 pp. ISBN: 0-307-21561x.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers ( toning to pages and inside covers, tiny nick to top edge, light crease to lower corner of back cover, no spine creasing)

    Book ID: 82126
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  • TRIXIE BELDEN: THE PET SHOW MYSTERY, #37. by Kenny, Kathryn
    Kenny, Kathryn
    TRIXIE BELDEN: THE PET SHOW MYSTERY, #37.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Racine, WI: Golden Press, (1985.). One of the very hard to find later titles in the series. After publishing several new titles in 1980, there was a gap of 4 years, and then over the next 3 years only 5 new titles were produced before the series ended in 1986. These last 5 titles had a different design on the cover (the 'square' format picture) and were illustrated with drawings at the head of each chapter - and they are all rather elusive. Black and white illustrations by Jim Spence. Cover by Jody Lee. Lists to #38 at front of book. (The first edition lists to self) 189 pp. ISBN: 0-307-215601.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers - toning to pages and inside covers.

    Book ID: 82125
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  • TRIXIE BELDEN: THE MYSTERY OF THE WHISPERING WITCH, #32. by Kenny, Kathryn
    Kenny, Kathryn
    TRIXIE BELDEN: THE MYSTERY OF THE WHISPERING WITCH, #32.

    Edition: First printing - a trade paperback. Oval cover illustration by Jack Wacker.

    Racine, WI: Golden Press, (1980.). First edition - One of the rather hard to find later titles in the series - inside lists to #34, with the notation "new" next to #32-34. While not as well known as Nancy Drew, this is many girls' favorite series: Trixie is a real girl, with chores, school to attend, a little brother to babysit - but lots of adventures! Cover price of $1.25. 210 pp plus 1 pp publisher's ad. ISBN: 0-307-215539.

    Condition: Near fine condition (usual toning to the pages).

    Book ID: 82124
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  • NIGHT WORK. by Taylor, David C.
    Taylor, David C.
    NIGHT WORK.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Forge / TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2016). SIGNED first edition - Second in this award-winning series of historical thrillers featuring New York City cop Michael Cassidy. He "escorts a prisoner accused of murder to Havana on the cusp of Fidel Castro's successful revolution against the Batista dictatorship. After delivering the man to La Caba–a prison and rescuing Dylan McCue, a Russian KGB agent and his now-married former lover, from her scheduled execution, Cassidy returns to New York and retreats into the comforts of alcohol and sex." But when Castro arrives in New York three months later, he is assigned to his protective detail - and Castro has many enemies. SIGNED on the title page and dated…

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    New York: Forge / TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2016). SIGNED first edition - Second in this award-winning series of historical thrillers featuring New York City cop Michael Cassidy. He "escorts a prisoner accused of murder to Havana on the cusp of Fidel Castro's successful revolution against the Batista dictatorship. After delivering the man to La Caba–a prison and rescuing Dylan McCue, a Russian KGB agent and his now-married former lover, from her scheduled execution, Cassidy returns to New York and retreats into the comforts of alcohol and sex." But when Castro arrives in New York three months later, he is assigned to his protective detail - and Castro has many enemies. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Publisher's promotional flyer laid in. 318 pp.

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    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (lower corners very slightly bumped).

    Book ID: 82114
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  • NIGHT LIFE. by Taylor, David C.
    Taylor, David C.
    NIGHT LIFE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Forge / TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2015). SIGNED first edition - Historical mystery introducing New York cop Michael Cassidy - who has an unusual background for a cop: his father, an Eastern Europe refugee, is a successful Broadway producer, and his godfather is a Mafia boss. Set in New York City in 1954, when "the Cold War is heating up. Senator Joe McCarthy is running a witch hunt for Communists in America. The newly formed CIA is fighting a turf battle with the FBI to see who will be the primary US intelligence agency. And the bodies of murdered young men are turning up in the city." SIGNED on the title page and dated in the…

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    New York: Forge / TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2015). SIGNED first edition - Historical mystery introducing New York cop Michael Cassidy - who has an unusual background for a cop: his father, an Eastern Europe refugee, is a successful Broadway producer, and his godfather is a Mafia boss. Set in New York City in 1954, when "the Cold War is heating up. Senator Joe McCarthy is running a witch hunt for Communists in America. The newly formed CIA is fighting a turf battle with the FBI to see who will be the primary US intelligence agency. And the bodies of murdered young men are turning up in the city." SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Nominated for the Edgar Award and winner of the 2016 Nero Wolfe Award for Best American Mystery. 332 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 82113
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  • HOMEGOING. by Gyasi, Yaa.
    Gyasi, Yaa.
    HOMEGOING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2016. Hardcover first edition - The author's very highly praised first novel, one which traces the descendents of two half-sisters across 300 years in Ghana and America. 305 pp. ISBN: 978-1101947135.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (tiny remainder dot)

    Book ID: 82095
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  • THE CHEERIO KILLINGS. by Allyn, Doug.
    Allyn, Doug.
    THE CHEERIO KILLINGS.

    Edition: First printing.

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

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82087
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