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  • THE BEST AMERICAN NONREQUIRED READING 2009. by [Anthology, signed] Eggers, Dave, editor. Rebecca Makkai and Philip Connors, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Eggers, Dave, editor. Rebecca Makkai and Philip Connors, signed.
    THE BEST AMERICAN NONREQUIRED READING 2009.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    New York & Boston: Houghton Mifflin / Mariner Books, 2009. SIGNED first edition - An anthology which highlights the "very best of this year's fiction, nonfiction, alternative comics, screenplys, blogs and more." Introduction by Marjane Satrapi. Contributors include Denis Johnson, Nathan Englander, Eula Bliss, Yannick Murphy, Matthew Power, Jonathan Franzen, Philip Connors, Rebecca Makkai and more. Illustrated. SIGNED by TWO authors at their contributions - Makkai at "The Briefcase" and Philip Connors at "Diary of a Fire Lookout." (preceded his first book on being a fire lookout) Notes on contributors. 413 pp. ISBN: 978-0547241609.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 68945
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  • LOIS & CLARK: A Superman Novel. by Cherryh, C. J.
    Cherryh, C. J.
    LOIS & CLARK: A Superman Novel.

    Edition: First printing.

    Rocklin, CA: Prima Publishing, 1996. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - When an explosion rocks the offices of the Daily Planet, Lois and Clark face the dilemma that a moment of fame might jeopordize the secret of their identity. SIGNED on the title page. 283 pp. ISBN: 0-7615-04826.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76913
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  • BATMAN: KNIGHTFALL. by O'Neil, Dennis.
    O'Neil, Dennis.
    BATMAN: KNIGHTFALL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (1994). Hardcover first edition - Novel based on the DC comics series. With his health shattered, and confined to a wheel chair, after a confrontation with the villan Bane, Batman - Bruce Wayne - must decide whether his apprentice, Azrael, a violent young vigilante, is capable of taking over as Batman. Author's afterword. 349 pp plus ad. ISBN: 0-553096737.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 79669
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  • Radford, Ruby Lorraine.
    PATTY O'NEAL ON THE AIRWAYS.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    Racine, WI: Whitman, 1946. Hardcover first edition - Illustrated by Henry E. Vallely

    Condition: Good in brown cloth with orange lettering, illustrated endpapers, usual toning to pages.

    Book ID: 25387
    Keywords: comics, Juvenile series
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  • Rovin, Jeff.
    ALIENS, ROBOTS, AND SPACESHIPS.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers. A large format trade paperback.

    New York: Facts On File, Inc., 1995. A reference to the creatures of science fiction. The ultimate encyclopedia of the unimaginable, featuring over 100 illustrations and a user-friendly format. Includes accounts of superheroes and spacecraft from places and times unknown. Introduction, Guide for the Reader, 5 Appendices, Index. 372 pgs. ISBN: 0-8160-31134.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight, some creasing to front wrapper.

    Book ID: 19008
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  • Wells, Herbert George) Haining, Peter (editor).
    THE H. G. WELLS SCRAPBOOK.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Clarkson Potter, (1979.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Subtitled "Articles, Essays, Letters, Anecdotes, Illustrations, Photographs, and Memorabilia about the Prophetic Genius of the Twentieth Century." While Wells was noted as a historian, educator, social philosopher, supporter of women's rights and much more, this is a book dedicated to documenting the life and times of Wells, the writer - the inventor - of science fiction and fantasy. Includes essays on Wells by Jorge Luis Borges and Basil Copper, critical reviews, articles on films based on Wells's fiction, three early pieces of fiction and prophecy by Wells, a parody, "The Island of Professor Menu," by James F. Sullivan, George Cruikshank drawings to Marvel comics covers, and much more. Foreword…

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    New York: Clarkson Potter, (1979.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Subtitled "Articles, Essays, Letters, Anecdotes, Illustrations, Photographs, and Memorabilia about the Prophetic Genius of the Twentieth Century." While Wells was noted as a historian, educator, social philosopher, supporter of women's rights and much more, this is a book dedicated to documenting the life and times of Wells, the writer - the inventor - of science fiction and fantasy. Includes essays on Wells by Jorge Luis Borges and Basil Copper, critical reviews, articles on films based on Wells's fiction, three early pieces of fiction and prophecy by Wells, a parody, "The Island of Professor Menu," by James F. Sullivan, George Cruikshank drawings to Marvel comics covers, and much more. Foreword by Jack Williamson. Profusely illustrated with black and white photographs, drawings and reproductions of old newspapers and magazines on every page. Large format. 144 pp. ISBN: 0-517-537222.

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    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket. (price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 34892
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  • TENEMENTS, TOWERS & TRASH: An Unconventional Illustrated History of New York City. by Wertz, Julia.
    Wertz, Julia.
    TENEMENTS, TOWERS & TRASH: An Unconventional Illustrated History of New York City.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, (2017). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Not just unconventional, this is a unique and very enjoyable book, Named a Notable Book of 2017 by the New York Times, which described it as "A passionate anatomy of the city, a book of dramatic streetscapes and hidden histories - mostly of infamous women, like the 19th-century celebrity abortionist Madame Restell, who catered to socialites and built her Fifth Avenue mansion a block away from a Catholic church, supposedly to taunt the faithful....The city rises majestically in these pages. The crowded panels evoke the jostle of urban life. Your eye doesn't know where to settle; there's so much to absorb." Reviewer Roz Chast comments that…

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    New York: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, (2017). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Not just unconventional, this is a unique and very enjoyable book, Named a Notable Book of 2017 by the New York Times, which described it as "A passionate anatomy of the city, a book of dramatic streetscapes and hidden histories - mostly of infamous women, like the 19th-century celebrity abortionist Madame Restell, who catered to socialites and built her Fifth Avenue mansion a block away from a Catholic church, supposedly to taunt the faithful....The city rises majestically in these pages. The crowded panels evoke the jostle of urban life. Your eye doesn't know where to settle; there's so much to absorb." Reviewer Roz Chast comments that "The meticulously researched histories of the various urban landscapes are fascinating, and Wertz's drawings perfectly capture the visual poetry of the city - the ongoing struggle between past and present, and its unique blend of beauty and ugliness. A must for anyone who loves and appreciates the city, as Wertz so clearly does." Illustrations on every page. Boldly SIGNED on the front endpaper with a self-portrait of the author/illustrator. Includes a list of recommended readings. A large, heavy book, unpaginated. ISBN: 978-0316501217.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 81548
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  • TENEMENTS, TOWERS & TRASH: An Unconventional Illustrated History of New York City. by Wertz, Julia.
    Wertz, Julia.
    TENEMENTS, TOWERS & TRASH: An Unconventional Illustrated History of New York City.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, (2017). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Not just unconventional, this is a unique and very enjoyable book, Named a Notable Book of 2017 by the New York Times, which described it as "A passionate anatomy of the city, a book of dramatic streetscapes and hidden histories - mostly of infamous women, like the 19th-century celebrity abortionist Madame Restell, who catered to socialites and built her Fifth Avenue mansion a block away from a Catholic church, supposedly to taunt the faithful....The city rises majestically in these pages. The crowded panels evoke the jostle of urban life. Your eye doesn't know where to settle; there's so much to absorb." Reviewer Roz Chast comments that…

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    New York: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, (2017). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Not just unconventional, this is a unique and very enjoyable book, Named a Notable Book of 2017 by the New York Times, which described it as "A passionate anatomy of the city, a book of dramatic streetscapes and hidden histories - mostly of infamous women, like the 19th-century celebrity abortionist Madame Restell, who catered to socialites and built her Fifth Avenue mansion a block away from a Catholic church, supposedly to taunt the faithful....The city rises majestically in these pages. The crowded panels evoke the jostle of urban life. Your eye doesn't know where to settle; there's so much to absorb." Reviewer Roz Chast comments that "The meticulously researched histories of the various urban landscapes are fascinating, and Wertz's drawings perfectly capture the visual poetry of the city - the ongoing struggle between past and present, and its unique blend of beauty and ugliness. A must for anyone who loves and appreciates the city, as Wertz so clearly does." Illustrations on every page. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper with a self-portrait of the author/illustrator. Includes a list of recommended readings. A large, heavy book, unpaginated. ISBN: 978-0316501217.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 81549
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