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  • HEADLOCK: A Jeff Reynolds Mystery. by Barer, Burl.
    Barer, Burl.
    HEADLOCK: A Jeff Reynolds Mystery.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Vancouver, WA: Deadly Alibi Press Ltd, (2000). SIGNED first edition - Introduces author and private eye Jeff Reynolds, who has been hired by "a paranoid recluse" and lured "into a complex web of deception, conspiracy, and murder where delusions are deadly, and life after death can be hell. Several popular mystery writers, including G.M. Ford and Tony Fennelly, make cameo appearances in this clever and quirky adventure set in Walla Walla, Washington." SIGNED on the title page and dated 8/19/00, in the year of publication. 234 pp. ISBN: 1-886199094.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 75880
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  • CARMEN OF THE GOLDEN COAST. by Brandeis, Madeline (1897-1937)
    Brandeis, Madeline (1897-1937)
    CARMEN OF THE GOLDEN COAST.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1935.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A title in the "Children of America Stories" series. Set on the West coast of the United States, this story of two little girls, each of them living in different worlds, deftly combines fact and fiction to create an engrossing story. In Depression-era America, the Stevens family had to sell their home in Los Angeles and prepare to move in with Great Aunt Carmencita in Seattle. As Carmen is travelling with her parents towards Seattle, with stops all along the way - in San Francisco, Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, the redwood forest, Crater Lake and Portland and the Oregon coast, she reads the diary her great aunt kept in…

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    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1935.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A title in the "Children of America Stories" series. Set on the West coast of the United States, this story of two little girls, each of them living in different worlds, deftly combines fact and fiction to create an engrossing story. In Depression-era America, the Stevens family had to sell their home in Los Angeles and prepare to move in with Great Aunt Carmencita in Seattle. As Carmen is travelling with her parents towards Seattle, with stops all along the way - in San Francisco, Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, the redwood forest, Crater Lake and Portland and the Oregon coast, she reads the diary her great aunt kept in 1850 as a little girl when she and her family had to leave California because the Americans took their rancho from them. Illustrated with photographs. Green and white map endpapers. Bound in glossy white boards with a blue cloth spine and a full color illustration on the front (illustration is repeated on the dust jacket.) and printed throughout on good quality semi-glossy paper. Rear cover of the dust jacket lists the first 11 title in the Children of All Lands series, and the rear flap contains a blurb for Little Rose of the Mesa Original price of 50c on the front flap of dj.160 pp.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket. Just a bit of light foxing on the endpapers and rather uncommon in this condition.

    Book ID: 64746
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  • Brandeis, Madeline (1897-1937)
    CARMEN OF THE GOLDEN COAST.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1935.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A title in the "Children of America Stories" series. Set on the West coast of the United States, this story of two little girls, each of them living in different worlds, deftly combines fact and fiction to create an engrossing story. In Depression-era America, the Stevens family had to sell their home in Los Angeles and prepare to move in with Great Aunt Carmencita in Seattle. As Carmen is travelling with her parents towards Seattle, with stops all along the way - in San Francisco, Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, the redwood forest, Crater Lake and Portland and the Oregon coast, she reads the diary her great aunt kept in…

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    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1935.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A title in the "Children of America Stories" series. Set on the West coast of the United States, this story of two little girls, each of them living in different worlds, deftly combines fact and fiction to create an engrossing story. In Depression-era America, the Stevens family had to sell their home in Los Angeles and prepare to move in with Great Aunt Carmencita in Seattle. As Carmen is travelling with her parents towards Seattle, with stops all along the way - in San Francisco, Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, the redwood forest, Crater Lake and Portland and the Oregon coast, she reads the diary her great aunt kept in 1850 as a little girl when she and her family had to leave California because the Americans took their rancho from them. Illustrated with photographs. Green and white map endpapers. Bound in glossy white boards with a blue cloth spine and a full color illustration on the front (illustration is repeated on the dust jacket.) and printed throughout on good quality semi-glossy paper. 160 pp.

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    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (previous owner's name blacked out on front endpaper, and some overall light edgewear to the dust jacket and chips at ends of dj spine, but otherwise a bright and attractive copy and uncommon in this condition,)

    Book ID: 36950
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  • LOST HONOR. by Dean, John W. III.
    Dean, John W. III.
    LOST HONOR.

    Edition: First printing.

    Los Angeles: Stratford Press, (1982.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "The rest of the story" recounted in Dean's first book, 'Blind Ambition.' Continues his discussion of Watergate and the fall of Richard Nixon, his speculation on the identity of 'Deep Throat,' his efforts to regain a normal lfe after being released from prison and more. SIGNED on the title page. Index. 370 pp. ISBN: 0-936906-1514.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 47433
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  • THE LIVING. by Dillard, Annie
    Dillard, Annie
    THE LIVING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: HarperCollins, 1992. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel about the Pacific Northwest frontier, the story of a settlement founded on Bellingham Bay in the 1850s. SIGNED on the half title page. Her first novel. 397 pp. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 0-06-0168706.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57023
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  • THE LIVING. by Dillard, Annie
    Dillard, Annie
    THE LIVING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: HarperCollins, 1992. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel about the Pacific Northwest frontier, the story of a settlement founded on Bellingham Bay in the 1850s. Her first novel. 397 pp. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 0-06-0168706.

    Condition: Very near fine in like dj.

    Book ID: 11258
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  • SISKIYOU TRAIL: The Hudson's Bay Fur Company Route to California. by Dillon, Richard.
    Dillon, Richard.
    SISKIYOU TRAIL: The Hudson's Bay Fur Company Route to California.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: McGraw-Hill, (1975.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The Siskiyou Trail was the fur trappers and traders' road in the 1820's to 1840's from Fort Vancouver south to San Fransisco and beyond. SIGNED on the front endpaper by the author, and dated in the year of publication. A title in The American Trails Series, edited by A. B. Guthrie, Jr.Map frontispiece, selected bibliography, index. xv, 381 pp. plus 14 pages of black and white photographs inserted at front of book. ISBN: 0-07-0169802.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (some light toning to the pages.).

    Book ID: 55123
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  • GRAND COULEE MYSTERY: A Story of the Engineers. by Fulton, Reed.
    Fulton, Reed.
    GRAND COULEE MYSTERY: A Story of the Engineers.

    Edition: Reprint.

    Garden City, New York: Doubleday, n.d. (c 1941.). Hardcover - Adventure story about the beginning of the construction of the Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River in the state of Washington, built in the 1930's and the largest concrete dam in the United States. Printed for The Parents' Institute, Inc as a title in the 'Teen-age Mystery Classics' series, no date (only orig copyright), probably late 50's or early 60's, bound in dark blue cloth with red magnifying glass on front cover with 'Teen-age Mystery Classics' inside, red panel with title in dark blue on spine. One of a series of books published in a uniform binding. 284 pp

    Condition: Very good condition, lacking the dj.

    Book ID: 39623
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  • Gallaudet, Edward Miner.
    HISTORY OF THE COLLEGE FOR THE DEAF: 1857-1907

    Edition: First edition.

    Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet College Press, (1983.). Hardcover first edition - Illustrated with many photographs. Edited by Lance J. Fischer and David L. de Lorenzo. Foreward by Edward C. Merrill,Jr. 265 pp with index. ISBN: 0-913580-899.

    Condition: Fine in rust colored leather binding with gilt lettering and decorations, all edges gilt. Marbelized endpapers, ribbon marker. Uncommon in the leather binding.

    Book ID: 28483
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  • ISLAND YEAR. by Heckman, Hazel. Drawings by Laurie Olin.
    Heckman, Hazel. Drawings by Laurie Olin.
    ISLAND YEAR.

    Edition: First printing.

    Seattle: University of Washington Press, (1972) dj. Hardcover first edition - Based on 20 years of Heckman's close observations of the flora and fauna on Anderson Island, a small island in Puget Sound off the coast of Washington. "A diary of the natural world where the same things happen again and again but are always new. Each month brings surprises, expected or not." IIllustrated with a map and drawings by Laurie Olin Index. 255 pp. ISBN: 0-295951710.

    Condition: Very near fine in very good dust jacket (rubbing and light edgewear to the dust jacket).

    Book ID: 55706
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  • Higman, Harry W. and Larrison, Earl J.
    UNION BAY: The Life of a City Marsh.

    Edition: First printing.

    Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1951. dj. Hardcover first edition - A study of wildlife in an area near a well-populated district of Seattle; the university is on the shores, and a ship canal runs through the bay - the contrast gave the authors a chance to study how wild plants and animals could live in harmony with their human neighbors: 'we could hear the honking cars which carried the noisy spectators from the games, while close to us... the bittern honked as it stood guard over its nest.' This book documents the result of the competition between man and wildlife for habitat - some wildlife adapts with little friction; others are driven to the verge of extinction. With…

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    Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1951. dj. Hardcover first edition - A study of wildlife in an area near a well-populated district of Seattle; the university is on the shores, and a ship canal runs through the bay - the contrast gave the authors a chance to study how wild plants and animals could live in harmony with their human neighbors: 'we could hear the honking cars which carried the noisy spectators from the games, while close to us... the bittern honked as it stood guard over its nest.' This book documents the result of the competition between man and wildlife for habitat - some wildlife adapts with little friction; others are driven to the verge of extinction. With the continued expansion of man into 'wild' areas, this book is probably more timely now than when it was written. Illustrated with drawings by Edmund J. Sawyer. Map endpapers. 315 pp.

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    Condition: Near fine in a good only dust jacket (edgewear to dj, large chip on back cover.)

    Book ID: 27146
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  • SECOND WATCH. by Jance, J. A.
    Jance, J. A.
    SECOND WATCH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2013) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring both Seattle private investigator J. P. Beaumont, one which takes us deep into his past both on the police force and even earlier when he served in Vietnam. SIGNED on the title page. Author's note of the story behind this book. 358 pp. ISBN: 978-0-062134877.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 72471
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  • FIRE AND ICE. by Jance, J. A.
    Jance, J. A.
    FIRE AND ICE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2009) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second mystery featuring both Seattle private investigator J. P. Beaumont and Arizona sheriff Joanna Brady. SIGNED on the title page. 338 pp. ISBN: 0-380-977303.

    Condition: Near fine in fine dust jacket (remainder line).

    Book ID: 62024
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  • Jance, J. A.
    FAILURE TO APPEAR

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, 1993. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A J. P. Beaumont mystery, set in Seattle and in Ashland Oregon at the Shakespeare Festival. SIGNED on the title page. 269 pp. ISBN: 0-688-12674-x.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 25509
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  • YOUNG NORTHWEST. by Montgomery, Richard G.
    Montgomery, Richard G.
    YOUNG NORTHWEST.

    Edition: Second edition, indexed and revised (orig published in 1941.)

    Portland, OR: Binfords & Mort, (1948.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - An entertaining general history of the Pacific Northwest and Oregon in particular: the geology, the original inhabitants, early explorations of Captain Robert Gray, Lewis and Clark, Dr. John McLoughlin, the overland wagon trains, and more, including the growth of industry with the Bonneville and Grand Coulee Dams. SIGNED by the author on the half title page "Yours in Rotary" and dated in 1956. Stamped on this page is "The Rotary Club, Portland, OR." Illustrated by Harold Price. Index. 318 pp. Map on front endpapers.

    Condition: Very good + in a good only dust jacket (several chips to top edge of dj).

    Book ID: 57318
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  • KISS THE GIRLS. by Patterson, James.
    Patterson, James.
    KISS THE GIRLS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Boston: Little Brown, (1996.). First edition - Second thriller featuring dectective Alex Cross of the Washington, D. C. police department - this one involves serial killers in the southeast and in Los Angeles, who appear to be competing with each other. When Cross's niece is kidnapped from Duke University, it becomes personal. Basis for the movie of the same name. 451 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 54211
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  • FOUR BLIND MICE. by Patterson, James.
    Patterson, James.
    FOUR BLIND MICE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Thriller featuring dectective Alex Cross of the Washington, D. C. police department. 387 pp. ISBN: 0-316-693006.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (tear to dj at top of spine.)

    Book ID: 47042
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  • Pelecanos, George P.
    THE SWEET FOREVER.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, 1998. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel of drugs, and drug use that gets out of hand, and the coke wars and the destruction that follows, set in D.C. in the mid 1980's -Nick Stefanos makes a brief appearance towards the end. One of an undisclosed number of copies SIGNED by the author on a special bound in page. ISBN: 0-316-69109-7.

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

    Book ID: 17275
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  • THE SWEET FOREVER. by Pelecanos, George P.
    Pelecanos, George P.
    THE SWEET FOREVER.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, 1998. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel of drugs, and drug use that gets out of hand, and the coke wars and the destruction that follows, set in D.C. in the mid 1980's -Nick Stefanos makes a brief appearance towards the end. One of an undisclosed number of copies SIGNED by the author on a special bound in page and also signed by Pelecanos on the title page. 298 pp. ISBN: 0-316-69109-7.

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

    Book ID: 64656
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  • SOUL CIRCUS. by Pelecanos, George P.
    Pelecanos, George P.
    SOUL CIRCUS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, 2003. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel featuring the black PI Derek Strange and the white ex-cop, Terry Quinn (who also works part-time in a used book store.) Vivid picture of the underside of Washington D.C. where drugs and drug dealing are rampant. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Awarded the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for best mystery. 341 pp. ISBN: 0-316-608432.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new, but a hint of toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 64657
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  • Pelecanos, George P.
    SOUL CIRCUS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, 2003. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on the title page. Novel featuring the black PI Derek Strange and the white ex-cop, Terry Quinn (who also works part-time in a used book store.) Vivid picture of the underside of Washington D.C. where drugs and drug dealing are rampant. Awarded the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for best mystery. 341 pp. ISBN: 0-316-608432.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.(remainder line.)

    Book ID: 34227
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  • AN ISOLATED INCIDENT. by Sloan, Susan R.
    Sloan, Susan R.
    AN ISOLATED INCIDENT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Warner, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's second novel, a mystery set on an island in Washington's Puget Sound, where a 15 year old girl has been found brutally slain, featuring police detective Ginger Early and the Mexican-born chief Ruben Martinez. SIGNED on the title page. 455 pp. ISBN: 0-446-519480.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64233
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  • CITIZEN VINCE. by Walter, Jess.
    Walter, Jess.
    CITIZEN VINCE.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: HarperPerennial, (2006.). SIGNED - Edgar award winning novel. INSCRIBED and dated on the title page. ISBN: 0-06-0989297.

    Condition: Very good- (spine slant).

    Book ID: 47613
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