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  • DON'T GO FISHING ON WITCHES' DAY: A New Armitage Family Story. by Aiken, Joan (1924-2004); introduction by Lizza Aiken.
    Aiken, Joan (1924-2004); introduction by Lizza Aiken.
    DON'T GO FISHING ON WITCHES' DAY: A New Armitage Family Story.

    Edition: Advance except, slim paperback.

    Easthampton, MA: Big Mouth Press, 2008. First edition - A promotional chapbook with the first appearance of a new Armitage family story, plus the introduction to the October 2008 Collection "The Serial Garden: The Complete Armitage Family Stories" by Joan Aiken's Daughter, Lizza Aiken. vii 15 pp.

    Condition: Fine in stapled illustrated gold wrappers printed in black. Uncommon.

    Book ID: 83393
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  • THE LUNATIC'S TALE: Forever Single (from "Side Effects") by Allen, Woody.
    Allen, Woody.
    THE LUNATIC'S TALE: Forever Single (from "Side Effects")

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Minneapolis: Redpath Press, (1986). The first separate publication of this short story originally published in 'Side Effects.' Illustrated by Etienne Delessert and designed by Rita Marshall. A slim booklet, 7 inches tall by 4 inches wide. 29 pp. Intended to be mailed to the recipient, it is extremely uncommon to find this in its original complete condition. This set includes the story booklet, the envelope, the priced insert for store displays and even the original plastic bag. ISBN: 1-55628-0017.

    Condition: Fine in wrappers with French flaps, fading to the edges of the envelope and a bit of dustiness to the plastic bag.

    Book ID: 81728
    Keywords: Ephemera, short story
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  • THE EMERALD. by Barthelme, Donald.
    Barthelme, Donald.
    THE EMERALD.

    Edition: Limited, signed edition.

    Los Angeles: Sylvester & Orphanos, 1980. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Illustrated by the author. One of 4 copies signed by Barthelme with the printed name of the recipient - in this case "binder" out of a total edition of 330, including 300 numbered, 26 lettered/ Designed by Grant Dahlstrom and printed at the Castle Press. A lovely production. 40 pp plus colophon.

    Condition: Fine in black boards with metallic emerald green on the covers and spine, in a fine slipcase in black paper.

    Book ID: 35212
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  • THE TOYNBEE CONVECTOR. by Bradbury, Ray.
    Bradbury, Ray.
    THE TOYNBEE CONVECTOR.

    Edition: First printing.

    Atlanta: Turner, 1992. dj. Hardcover first edition - Wonderful full-color illustrations by Anita Kunz, including some double page spreads - the story was originally written by Bradbury in 1983. Tall format, 30 pp. ISBN: 1-878685-155.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated boards (no dust jacket, as issued, a new copy.)

    Book ID: 3760
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  • A FINE SET OF TEETH. by Burke, Jan.
    Burke, Jan.
    A FINE SET OF TEETH.

    Edition: Limited, signed edition.

    [Royal Oak, Michigan]: A.S.A.P. Publishing, 1997. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first short story featuring Irene and Frank Kelly. Illustrated with a tipped in black-and-white plate by Phil Parks, and a tipped in color photograph of author (both with tissue guards). Introduction by Michael Connelly. Afterword by Jan Burke. No. 121 of 200 copies signed by Jan Burke, Tim Burke, Michael Connelly and Phil Parks (of a total edition of 236) 34 pp.. Musical notation endpapers.

    Condition: Fine in printed yellow silk moire covers with an inlaid illustration by Parks on the front cover, red gilt titling.

    Book ID: 68972
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  • Dorris, Michael.
    THE BENCHMARK. From the Collection 'WORKING MEN'.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1993.). Hardcover first edition - An advance publication of one of the stories from the collection "Working Men, "bound in cream linen cloth - an unusually attractive pre-publication issue, designed by Lucy Albanese and printed and bound by The Book Press of Brattleboro, Vermont. 20 pp.

    Condition: Fine condition.

    Book ID: 35483
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  • AMERICAN DREAMERS. by Parker, T. Jefferson; C. J. Box, Introduction; Brian M. Wiprud, afterword; and Phil Parks, illustrations.
    Parker, T. Jefferson; C. J. Box, Introduction; Brian M. Wiprud, afterword; and Phil Parks, illustrations.
    AMERICAN DREAMERS.

    Edition: Limited, signed first edition.

    Clarkson, MI and Mission Viejo, CA; A.S.A.P. Publishing, (2013). SIGNED hardcover first edition - One of 26 lettered, Limited Collectors copies of the first edition. This is letter A of 26 such copies bound in tan simulated leather boards with an illustration pasted on the front cover and housed in a wood-grained acryclic slip case. paper covering. A short story about a Diego bookstore owner whose business is failing. In desperation he takes a job from a distant relative that involves driving an 18-wheeler delivering shrimp to New Jersey. Frozen shrimp one way and lobster back - and millions of dollars worth of cocaine. As the body count grows, Griswold's luck holds. Includes an introduction by C. J. Box…

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    Clarkson, MI and Mission Viejo, CA; A.S.A.P. Publishing, (2013). SIGNED hardcover first edition - One of 26 lettered, Limited Collectors copies of the first edition. This is letter A of 26 such copies bound in tan simulated leather boards with an illustration pasted on the front cover and housed in a wood-grained acryclic slip case. paper covering. A short story about a Diego bookstore owner whose business is failing. In desperation he takes a job from a distant relative that involves driving an 18-wheeler delivering shrimp to New Jersey. Frozen shrimp one way and lobster back - and millions of dollars worth of cocaine. As the body count grows, Griswold's luck holds. Includes an introduction by C. J. Box and an afterword by mystery writer Brian M. Wiprud. Illustrations by Phil Parks. SIGNED by all FOUR contributors on the limitation page. The three authors are all fisherman and in addition to the illustrations by Parks, there are tipped-in color photos which show them with various catches. Total edition limited to 150 copies with 26 Collectors copies and 10 PC copies. 32 pp. ISBN: 978-1892011589.

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    Condition: Fine in a fine slipcase..

    Book ID: 83721
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  • AMERICAN DREAMERS. by Parker, T. Jefferson; C. J. Box, Introduction; Brian M. Wiprud, afterword; and Phil Parks, illustrations.
    Parker, T. Jefferson; C. J. Box, Introduction; Brian M. Wiprud, afterword; and Phil Parks, illustrations.
    AMERICAN DREAMERS.

    Edition: Limited, signed first edition.

    Clarkson, MI and Mission Viejo, CA; A.S.A.P. Publishing, (2013). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Number 85 of 150 limited edition copies of the first edition. A short story about a Diego bookstore owner whose business is failing. In desperation he takes a job from a distant relative that involves driving an 18-wheeler delivering shrimp to New Jersey. Frozen shrimp one way and lobster back - and millions of dollars worth of cocaine. As the body count grows, Griswold's luck holds. Includes an introduction by C. J. Box and an afterword by mystery writer Brian M. Wiprud. Illustrations by Phil Parks. SIGNED by all FOUR contributors on the limitation page. The three authors are all fisherman and in addition to…

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    Clarkson, MI and Mission Viejo, CA; A.S.A.P. Publishing, (2013). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Number 85 of 150 limited edition copies of the first edition. A short story about a Diego bookstore owner whose business is failing. In desperation he takes a job from a distant relative that involves driving an 18-wheeler delivering shrimp to New Jersey. Frozen shrimp one way and lobster back - and millions of dollars worth of cocaine. As the body count grows, Griswold's luck holds. Includes an introduction by C. J. Box and an afterword by mystery writer Brian M. Wiprud. Illustrations by Phil Parks. SIGNED by all FOUR contributors on the limitation page. The three authors are all fisherman and in addition to the illustrations by Parks, there are tipped-in color photos which show them with various catches. Total edition limited to 150 copies with 26 Collectors copies and 10 PC copies. 32 pp. ISBN: 978-1892011572.

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    Condition: Fine in tan simulated leather boards with an illustration pasted on the front cover

    Book ID: 83722
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  • CANDLES ON THE POND. by Sloca, Sue Ellen.
    Sloca, Sue Ellen.
    CANDLES ON THE POND.

    Edition: First printing.

    Eugene, OR: Pulphouse Publishing, (1992). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Short Story Hardback #39, SIGNED on the title page. One of 100 copies, signed by the author. While this appears to the author's only published story, it was included in Datlow's Year's Best Fantasy and Horror (6th collection), 1993. 44 pp. plus colophon.

    Condition: As new in burgundy leatherette binding.

    Book ID: 79621
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  • STORY [Magazine] Summer 1996 by (Woodson, Jacqueline, signed; Davenport, Kiana; Sheilds, Carol et al) Rosenthal, Lois, editor.
    (Woodson, Jacqueline, signed; Davenport, Kiana; Sheilds, Carol et al) Rosenthal, Lois, editor.
    STORY [Magazine] Summer 1996

    Edition: First appearance in print of these works.

    Cincinnati: F & W Publications, 1996. SIGNED first edition - In addition to the authors listed above this issue includes works by Andrea Barrett, Peter Christopher, Elizabeth Graver, the first published story by Jeff Maehre and more. We specialize in literary journals, and have many others - including many not yet catalogued and listed on line. SIGNED by Jacqueline Woodson at her story "Fire." Notes on contributors. 123 pp plus ads.

    Condition: Very good in stiff wrappers (a little creasing to the covers.)

    Book ID: 56542
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