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The Burglar in the Library

The Burglar in the Library

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The Burglar in the Library

by Lawrence Block

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  • Hardcover
  • Signed
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UNREAD. SIGNED. Limited Edition. Excellent condition. Copy # 13 of just 99 numbered hardcovers from Scorpion Press that were signed by Lawrence Block on the limitation page. Bound in quarter leather with beautifully marbled paper covered boards. The top of the text block is stained blue. No dust jacket was issued with these but this copy still has the clear acetate protective cover it came with which you can either retain or discard as you wish; the protective cover has a lot of rubbing which is noticeable when removed (acetate is quite easily blemished). The book is currently stored in an archival book bag. Will be carefully packed in a box for shipping and mailed with delivery confirmation. We ship by the next business day.


Bookseller and New-Yorker-to-the-bone, Bernie Rhodenbarr rarely ventures out of Manhattan, but he's excited about the romantic getaway he has planned for himself and current lady love Lettice at the Cuttleford House, a remote upstate b&b. Unfortunately, Lettice has a prior engagement—she's getting married . . . and not to Bernie—so he decides to take best buddy Carolyn instead. A restful respite from the big city's bustle would be too good to waste. Besides, there's a very valuable first edition shelved in the Cuttleford's library that Bernie's just itching to get his hands on. Did we neglect to mention that Bernie's a burglar?But first he's got to get around a very dead body on the library floor. The plot's thickened by an isolating snowstorm, downed phone lines, the surprise arrival of Lettice and her reprehensible new hubby, and a steadily increasing corpse count. And it's Bernie who'll have to figure out whodunit . . . or die.


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We primarily sell signed limited editions plus a few flat-signed novels. Everything is guaranteed; simply get it back to us in good shape if you are dissatisfied in any way for a full refund. We never sell X-library or books with remainder marks. Shipping is important to us and we usually send our orders out by the next business day. Every order is carefully packaged and shipped in a box for maximum protection.


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Marbled Paper
Decorative colored paper that imitates marble with a veined, mottled, or swirling pattern. Commonly used as the end papers or...
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...
Text Block
Most simply the inside pages of a book. More precisely, the block of paper formed by the cut and stacked pages of a book....

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