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

    Edition: First printing.

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

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 83330
    View cart More details Price: $45.00
  • BOUND FOR ANNAPOLIS or The Trials of a Sailor Boy. #1 by Fitch, Ensign Clarke (pseudonym of Upton Sinclair)
    Fitch, Ensign Clarke (pseudonym of Upton Sinclair)
    BOUND FOR ANNAPOLIS or The Trials of a Sailor Boy. #1

    Edition: Early printing.

    Philadelphia: David McKay, (1903). Hardcover - The first book in the second series that Sinclair wrote for Henry Harrison Lewis, editor at Street and Smith (the first was set at West Point and written under the pseudonym Frederick Garrison) The catalog at the back of the book lists Fitch as "A graduate of the U S Naval Academy at Annapolis, and thoroughly familar with all naval matters. Mr. Fitch has devoted himself to literature, and has written a series of books that every young American should read. His stories are full of very interesting information about the navy, training ships, etc." It was true that he had devoted himself to literature, and he was at the age of 19…

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    Philadelphia: David McKay, (1903). Hardcover - The first book in the second series that Sinclair wrote for Henry Harrison Lewis, editor at Street and Smith (the first was set at West Point and written under the pseudonym Frederick Garrison) The catalog at the back of the book lists Fitch as "A graduate of the U S Naval Academy at Annapolis, and thoroughly familar with all naval matters. Mr. Fitch has devoted himself to literature, and has written a series of books that every young American should read. His stories are full of very interesting information about the navy, training ships, etc." It was true that he had devoted himself to literature, and he was at the age of 19 already a self-supporting writer - and in just a few more years his classic muckraking novel, "The Jungle" would appear.. 269 pp plus 8 pp publisher's catalog.

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    Condition: Good overall in light blue cloth with green, gilt and dark blue illustrations on the front cover and spine - some soiling and wear to the covers, corners bumped, but binding is tight and sturdy. Gift inscription dated 1910.

    Book ID: 67348
    View cart More details Price: $150.00