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  • THE TALE OF HOLLY HOW: Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter. by Albert, Susan Wittig
    Albert, Susan Wittig
    THE TALE OF HOLLY HOW: Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Berkley, (2005). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second book in this series of mysteries featuring Beatrix Potter, the children's author, illustrator and conservationist, set in the years between 1905, when she purchased Hill Top Farm in the village of Sawrey. In this book, she investigates the suspicious death of local shepherd Ben Hornby, a kindly man with no apparent enemies, joining forces with the victim's sheep, a trio of village cats, and the local dog Rascal to uncover the truth. SIGNED on the title page. Includes a cast of characters, research resources, recipes, a glossary, a map, and an author's note. 303 pp. ISBN: 0-425202747.

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

    Book ID: 81865
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  • Allen, Garrison.
    BASEBALL CAT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Kensington, 1997. dj. Hardcover first edition - The 4th mystery set in Empty Creek, Arizona and featuring Penelope Warren, ex-Marine, Peace Corps veteran and now bookstore owner, and her 25 pound Abyssinain cat, Mycroft (Big Mike.)

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 16045
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  • MURDER AT THE ABA: A Puzzle in Four Days and Sixty Scenes. by Asimov, Isaac.
    Asimov, Isaac.
    MURDER AT THE ABA: A Puzzle in Four Days and Sixty Scenes.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1976. dj. Hardcover first edition - Humorous mystery set at a booksellers' trade show and featuring Asimov himself. 246 pp. ISBN: 0-385-113056.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (corners slightly bumped)

    Book ID: 73916
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  • Asimov, Isaac.
    MURDER AT THE ABA: A Puzzle in Four Days and Sixty Scenes.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1976. dj. Hardcover - Humorous mystery featuring Asimov himself.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 22792
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  • Asimov, Isaac.
    MURDER AT THE ABA: A Puzzle in Four Days and Sixty Scenes.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    Garden City, New York: Doubleday, (1976.) dj. Hardcover - Humorous mystery featuring Asimov himself. 246 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (bookplate, clipped corner on dj.)

    Book ID: 31991
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  • LIKE A HOLE IN THE HEAD. by Banbury, Jen.
    Banbury, Jen.
    LIKE A HOLE IN THE HEAD.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1998.) dj. Hardcover - 'A raucous bumpercar ride through neo-noir territory, with a wickedly hard-boiled female protagonist at the wheel.' The author's high acclaimed debut novel, featuring Jill, a 'part-time bookseller and full-time wise-ass' who purchases and resells a Jack London first edition that lots of not too pleasant characters want back. 296 pp. ISBN: 0-316-171107.

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

    Book ID: 43612
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  • LIKE A HOLE IN THE HEAD. by Banbury, Jen.
    Banbury, Jen.
    LIKE A HOLE IN THE HEAD.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1998.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - 'A raucous bumpercar ride through neo-noir territory, with a wickedly hard-boiled female protagonist at the wheel.' The author's high acclaimed debut novel, featuring Jill, a 'part-time bookseller and full-time wise-ass' who purchases and resells a Jack London first edition that lots of not too pleasant characters want back. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. In addition the author wrote "It's a weird goddamn world. Here's a taste of it." 296 pp. ISBN: 0-316-171107.

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

    Book ID: 74336
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  • LIKE A HOLE IN THE HEAD. by Banbury, Jen.
    Banbury, Jen.
    LIKE A HOLE IN THE HEAD.

    Edition: Later printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1998.) dj. Hardcover - 'A raucous bumpercar ride through neo-noir territory, with a wickedly hard-boiled female protagonist at the wheel.' The author's high acclaimed debut novel, featuring Jill, a 'part-time bookseller and full-time wise-ass' who purchases and resells a Jack London first edition that lots of not too pleasant characters want back. ISBN: 0-316-171107.

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

    Book ID: 29033
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  • GILGAMESH. by Bannister, Jo.
    Bannister, Jo.
    GILGAMESH.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1989. dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring the former Clio Rees, a mystery novelist, now Clio Marsh and married to Detective Harry Marsh. When a neighbor - who was planning on competing in horse eventing on his supposedly unbeatable horse named Gilgamesh - is shot at a dinner party, and a painting, also named Gilgamesh is stolen, Clio decides to start her own investigation, while Harry and the police are trying to determine the identity of the gunman. A Doubleday Crime Club mystery. 190 pp. ISBN: 0-385249349.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (short tear with creasing to lower edge of front cover of dj, prev owner's name)

    Book ID: 84111
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  • STRIVING WITH GODS. by Bannister, Jo.
    Bannister, Jo.
    STRIVING WITH GODS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1984. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's fourth novel, one which introduces Clio Rees, who has given up her practice as a physician to write mysteries. 178 pp. Jacket by Bob Korn. ISBN: 0-38519482X.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (light remainder spray to bottom edge)

    Book ID: 77159
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  • Barnard, Robert
    AT DEATHÕS DOOR

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Scribner's, 1988. dj. Hardcover - Barnard's 16th mystery - "Caroline and Roderick Cotterel live a quiet life in Sussex with their grown, retarded daughter and Roderick's senile, bedridden father Benedict, a once-famous and notorious novelist. But when Roderick's half-sister Cordelia asks to visit and look through Benedict's papers, things liven up. Their father's illegitimate daughter, she is writing a biography of her mother, Dame Myra Mason, a renowned actress whose rancorous break-up with their father had been much publicized. The biography will be more in the line of an expose , and no one is surprised when Dame Myra herself shows up to put a stop to it." Nor is anyone surprised when she is found murdered. (Publisher's Weekly). ISBN: 0-68419001.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 11742
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  • Barnard, Robert
    AT DEATHÕS DOOR

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Collins, (1988) dj. Hardcover first edition - Barnard's 16th mystery - "Caroline and Roderick Cotterel live a quiet life in Sussex with their grown, retarded daughter and Roderick's senile, bedridden father Benedict, a once-famous and notorious novelist. But when Roderick's half-sister Cordelia asks to visit and look through Benedict's papers, things liven up. Their father's illegitimate daughter, she is writing a biography of her mother, Dame Myra Mason, a renowned actress whose rancorous break-up with their father had been much publicized. The biography will be more in the line of an expose , and no one is surprised when Dame Myra herself shows up to put a stop to it." Nor is anyone surprised when she is found murdered. (Publisher's Weekly) 183 pp. ISBN: 0-68419001.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 86629
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  • THE CASE OF THE MISSING BRONTE. by Barnard, Robert.
    Barnard, Robert.
    THE CASE OF THE MISSING BRONTE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1983) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An Inspector Perry Trethowan mystery, involving a previously unknown Bronte manuscript. SIGNED by the author on the front free end paper. 182 pp. ISBN: 0-684-179105.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 59598
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  • Barnard, Robert.
    A HOVERING OF VULTURES.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Bantam, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - In the 1920s and 1930s, brother and sister Susannah and Joshua toiled at their creative tasks in a remote cottage in a tiny Yorkshire village..."Neither wrote great literature, but Susannah's work was always the more popular. Perhaps that's why Joshua one day killed his sister with an ax and shot himself in the head." Now there is a revival of interest i their work, and Gerald Suzman, a bookseller known to Scotland Yard for his shady schemes, has turned the old farmhouse into a museum to Susannah - and detective Charlie Peace is sent there undercover for the opening weekend convention to see what Suzman is really up to. 221 pp. ISBN: 0-593033973.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 86707
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  • UNRULY SON. by Barnard, Robert (1936-2013)
    Barnard, Robert (1936-2013)
    UNRULY SON.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Collins, (1978) dj. SIGNED (on label) hardcover first edition - Barnard's rather hard to find fifth mystery novel centering on the death of a mystery writer - "Sir Oliver Fairleigh-Stubbs- a writer with a vast public that loved his best-selling mystery novels, and a small circle of family and friends who despised him as an obese, overbearing bully - died with distinction while sipping a special liqueur in his luxurious library on the occasion of his sixty-fifth birthday. What a surprise to discover that the son who hated him most had been bequeathed the lion's share of his father's fortune ... that Sir Oliver's final manuscript, possibly worth millions, haD vanished ... and that the demise of a…

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    London: Collins, (1978) dj. SIGNED (on label) hardcover first edition - Barnard's rather hard to find fifth mystery novel centering on the death of a mystery writer - "Sir Oliver Fairleigh-Stubbs- a writer with a vast public that loved his best-selling mystery novels, and a small circle of family and friends who despised him as an obese, overbearing bully - died with distinction while sipping a special liqueur in his luxurious library on the occasion of his sixty-fifth birthday. What a surprise to discover that the son who hated him most had been bequeathed the lion's share of his father's fortune ... that Sir Oliver's final manuscript, possibly worth millions, haD vanished ... and that the demise of a famous mystery writer was clearly a case of murder." SIGNED on a small label affixed to the title page. 192 pp plus 2 pp publisher's ads. ISBN: 0-002318563.

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    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 84803
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  • JANE AND THE MAN OF THE CLOTH: Being the Second Jane Austen Mystery. by Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    JANE AND THE MAN OF THE CLOTH: Being the Second Jane Austen Mystery.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Bantam, (1997.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - The second in this delightful series with Jane Austen putting her keen powers of observation to the task of solving the puzzle at High Grange Down. SIGNED on the title page. Editor's foreword. ix, 274 pp. Dust jacket art by Carol Inouye. ISBN: 0-553-102036.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 43070
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  • JANE AND THE MAN OF THE CLOTH: Being the Second Jane Austen Mystery. by Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    JANE AND THE MAN OF THE CLOTH: Being the Second Jane Austen Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (1997.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second in this delightful series with Jane Austen putting her keen powers of observation to the task of solving the puzzle at High Grange Down. SIGNED on the title page with the words "Enjoy the Gentlemen of the Night!" Editor's foreword. ix, 274 pp. Dust jacket art by Carol Inouye. ISBN: 0-553-102036.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81573
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  • JANE AND THE STILLROOM MAID: Being the Fifth Jane Austen Mystery. by Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    JANE AND THE STILLROOM MAID: Being the Fifth Jane Austen Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fifth in this delightful series with Jane Austen using her keen powers of observation and her insight into the follies of others to solve a brutal murder. SIGNED on the title page. Editor's foreword. vii, 277 pp. ISBN: 0-553-107348.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 60232
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  • JANE AND THE GENIUS OF THE PLACE: Being the Fourth Jane Austen Mystery. by Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    JANE AND THE GENIUS OF THE PLACE: Being the Fourth Jane Austen Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (1999.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fourth in this delightful series with Jane Austen off to the Canterbury races with the rich and the fashionable. SIGNED on the title page. Editor's foreword. x, 290 pp. ISBN: 0-553-10733X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 60233
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  • JANE AND THE PRISONER OF WOOL HOUSE: Being The Sixth Jane Austen Mystery. by Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    JANE AND THE PRISONER OF WOOL HOUSE: Being The Sixth Jane Austen Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The sixth in this delightful series with Jane Austen using her wit and family ties to the Royal Navy to solve a murder on the high seas. SIGNED on the title page. Editor's foreword. ix, 294 pp. Dust jacket art by Kimiko Y. Craft. ISBN: 0-553-802224.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75334
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  • JANE AND THE MAN OF THE CLOTH: Being the Second Jane Austen Mystery. by Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    JANE AND THE MAN OF THE CLOTH: Being the Second Jane Austen Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (1997.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second in this delightful series with Jane Austen putting her keen powers of observation to the task of solving the puzzle at High Grange Down. SIGNED on the title page. Editor's foreword. ix, 274 pp. Dust jacket art by Carol Inouye. ISBN: 0-553-102036.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 54159
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  • JANE AND THE UNPLEASANTNESS OF SCARGRAVE MANOR: Being the First Jane Austen Mystery. by Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    JANE AND THE UNPLEASANTNESS OF SCARGRAVE MANOR: Being the First Jane Austen Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (1996.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first in this delightful series with Jane Austen attempting to prove the innocence of a friend, and encountering the seemingly arrogant Lord Harold Trowbridge. SIGNED on the title page. Editor's foreword. xi, 289 pp. ISBN: 0-883-10196x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77113
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  • JANE AND THE PRISONER OF WOOL HOUSE: Being The Sixth Jane Austen Mystery. by Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    JANE AND THE PRISONER OF WOOL HOUSE: Being The Sixth Jane Austen Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The sixth in this delightful series with Jane Austen using her wit and family ties to the Royal Navy to solve a murder on the high seas. Editor's foreword. SIGNED on the title page. ix, 294 pp. Dust jacket art by Kimiko Y. Craft. ISBN: 0-553-802224.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 77140
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  • JANE AND THE UNPLEASANTNESS OF SCARGRAVE MANOR: Being the First Jane Austen Mystery. by Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    JANE AND THE UNPLEASANTNESS OF SCARGRAVE MANOR: Being the First Jane Austen Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (1996.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first in this delightful series with Jane Austen attempting to prove the innocence of a friend, and encountering the seemingly arrogant Lord Harold Trowbridge. INSCRIBED on the title page. Editor's foreword. xi, 289 pp. ISBN: 0-883-10196x.

    Condition: Good only in a near fine dust jacket (some dampstaining and crinkling to the outer margins of many pages.)

    Book ID: 60328
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  • JANE AND THE MAN OF THE CLOTH: Being the Second Jane Austen Mystery. by Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    JANE AND THE MAN OF THE CLOTH: Being the Second Jane Austen Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (1997.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second in this delightful series with Jane Austen putting her keen powers of observation to the task of solving the puzzle at High Grange Down. INSCRIBED on the title page "To --- who knows and loves Jane." Editor's foreword. ix, 274 pp. Dust jacket art by Carol Inouye. ISBN: 0-553-102036.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 59585
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  • JANE AND THE BARQUE OF FRAILITY: Being a Jane Austen Mystery. by Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    JANE AND THE BARQUE OF FRAILITY: Being a Jane Austen Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (2006.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The ninth in this delightful series with Jane Austen using her wit to save herself and her sister from being convicted of the murder of a minister. Editor's afterword. SIGNED on the title page. 297 pp. Dust jacket art by Kimiko Y. Craft. ISBN: 0-553-82267.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (comment inked on front endpaper)

    Book ID: 72364
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  • JANE AND THE PRISONER OF WOOL HOUSE: Being The Sixth Jane Austen Mystery. by Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    JANE AND THE PRISONER OF WOOL HOUSE: Being The Sixth Jane Austen Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The sixth in this delightful series with Jane Austen using her wit and family ties to the Royal Navy to solve a murder on the high seas. Editor's foreword. SIGNED on the title page. ix, 294 pp. Dust jacket art by Kimiko Y. Craft. ISBN: 0-553-802224.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (slight spine slant)

    Book ID: 62126
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  • JANE AND THE MAN OF THE CLOTH: Being the Second Jane Austen Mystery. by Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    JANE AND THE MAN OF THE CLOTH: Being the Second Jane Austen Mystery.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Bantam, (1997.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - The second in this delightful series with Jane Austen putting her keen powers of observation to the task of solving the puzzle at High Grange Down. SIGNED on the title page. Editor's foreword. ix, 274 pp. Dust jacket art by Carol Inouye. ISBN: 0-553-102036.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 51107
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  • JANE AND THE WANDERING EYE: Being the Third Jane Austen Mystery. by Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    JANE AND THE WANDERING EYE: Being the Third Jane Austen Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third novel in this delightful series with Jane Austen putting her keen powers of observation to the task of solving puzzles. As Christmas 1804 is approaching, Jane is finding herself bored at Bath, and so she accepts a curious assignment. . SIGNED on the title page. Editor's foreword. viii, 262 pp. Dust jacket art by Carol Inouye. ISBN: 0-553-102044.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77302
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  • JANE AND THE BARQUE OF FRAILITY: Being a Jane Austen Mystery. by Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    JANE AND THE BARQUE OF FRAILITY: Being a Jane Austen Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (2006.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The ninth in this delightful series with Jane Austen using her wit to save herself and her sister from being convicted of the murder of a minister. Editor's afterword. SIGNED on the title page. 297 pp. Dust jacket art by Kimiko Y. Craft. ISBN: 0-553-82267.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 77315
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