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  • Gipe, George.
    CONEY ISLAND QUICKSTEP.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, (1977.) dj. Hardcover - A "madcap novel of naughty 1890s New York." - based on the 1891 Gravesend Race Track Affair, and involving legendary detective Pinkerton. 280 pp. ISBN: 0-690011970.

    Condition: Near fine in a good only dust jacket (edgewear to the dj)

    Book ID: 40635
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  • CALVACADE. by Satterthwait, Walter.
    Satterthwait, Walter.
    CALVACADE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel set in 1920s Germany where two young Pinkerton detectives have been hired by find out who attempted to kill Hitler at a supposedly secret meeting in Berlin. SIGNED on the title page. 354 pp. ISBN: 0-312339747.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80212
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  • THE FOUR HUNDRED. by Sheppard, Stephen.
    Sheppard, Stephen.
    THE FOUR HUNDRED.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Summit Books, (1979.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel based on a crime that shook the Victorian world of Charles Dickens - a daring robbery of 400,000 Pounds Sterling from the Bank of England . The ingenious plot was the work of four young Americans - the Bidwell brothers, George 'Mac' MacDonald and Edwin Noyes. Includes appearances by the Baron Rothschild and the famous American detective, Pinkerton. 414 pp. ISBN: 0-671400711.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 41845
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  • A TEXAS COW BOY OR, Fifteen Years on the Hurricane Deck of a Spanish Pony. by Siringo, Chas A. [Charles Angelo, 1855-1928]
    Siringo, Chas A. [Charles Angelo, 1855-1928]
    A TEXAS COW BOY OR, Fifteen Years on the Hurricane Deck of a Spanish Pony.

    Edition: Reprint - first thus.

    New York: Indian Head Books, (1980.) dj. Hardcover - Facsimile editon of this classic account of life on the range - "taken from real life by an old stove up "Cow Puncher," who has spent nearly twenty years on the great Western cattle ranges" - originally published in 1885. The preface begins "My excuse for writing this book is money-and lots of it. I suppose the above would suffice, but as time is not very precious I will continue and tell how the idea of writing a book first got into my head: While ranching on the Indian Territory line, close to Caldwell, Kansas, in the winter of 82 and 83, we boys-there being nine of us-made an iron-clad…

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    New York: Indian Head Books, (1980.) dj. Hardcover - Facsimile editon of this classic account of life on the range - "taken from real life by an old stove up "Cow Puncher," who has spent nearly twenty years on the great Western cattle ranges" - originally published in 1885. The preface begins "My excuse for writing this book is money-and lots of it. I suppose the above would suffice, but as time is not very precious I will continue and tell how the idea of writing a book first got into my head: While ranching on the Indian Territory line, close to Caldwell, Kansas, in the winter of 82 and 83, we boys-there being nine of us-made an iron-clad rule that whoever was heard swearing or caught picking grey backs off and throwing them on the floor without first killing them, should pay a fine of ten cents for each and every offense. The proceeds to be used for buying choice literature-something that would have a tendency to raise us above the average cow-puncher. Just twenty-four hours after making this rule we had three dollars in the pot-or at least in my pocket, I having been appointed treasurer." After attempting a novel, he decided it might be better to tell the story of his short but rugged life. Illustrated with two reproduction full-color chromolithographs. xii, 316 pp. A title in the Classics of the Old West series. ISBN: 0-880296496.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79976
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