Skip to content

Biblio logo: Used, Rare and Collectible Books for Sale

Burglars Can't Be Choosers by  Lawrence Block - First edition - 1977 - from Evening Star Books (SKU: 000011534)

Burglars Can't Be Choosers

Click for full-size.

Burglars Can't Be Choosers

by Block, Lawrence

  • Used
  • hardcover
  • First
Very near Fine/Near Fine
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Madison, Wisconsin
Item Price
Shipping to USA
Standard delivery: 7 to 14 days

More Shipping Options
Ask Seller a Question

Payment Methods Accepted

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • PayPal

About This Item

New York: Random House [1977], 1977. First edition. Hardcover. Very near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo. [9], 3-181, [3] pp. Quarter black paper over yellow paper boards with silver lettering on the spine. Price of $6.95 on front flap of dust jacket. This is copy number 934 of 1000 signed by the author on a specially printed bookplate affixed to the free front endpaper (these were copies Block purchased from the publisher rather than allow them to be remaindered; he created this limited edition and sold them himself). Jacket with some toning to its spine panel and flaps, overall a lovely example.


Review this book and you’ll be entered for a chance to win !

(Log in or Create an Account first!)

You’re rating the book as a work, not the seller or the specific copy you purchased!


Evening Star Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
Burglars Can't Be Choosers
Block, Lawrence
Book condition
Used - Very near Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
First edition
Random House [1977]
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published

Terms of Sale

Evening Star Books

All items subject to prior sale.� Certain items and shipping to certain countries may exceed the standard shipping amounts.� Any shipping expenses incurred above the standard rate will be billed at cost. Payment is in US dollars.� Personal checks must clear prior to shipment (please allow 10 days).� Books may be returned within 15 calendar days of delivery for any reason, so long as we are notified of return within 10 days of delivery.� Return items must be well packaged and fully insured and must be returned in same condition as sold. Any book described as a First Edition is also a First Printing unless otherwise indicated.

About the Seller

Evening Star Books

Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers. member since 2007
Madison, Wisconsin
Ask Seller a Question

About Evening Star Books

We buy and sell rare and fine books in many fields. Our interests include philosophy, modern first editions, and works of historical or intellectual interest. In addition to bookselling, we regularly do valuations and appraisals for non-IRS purposes. Evening Star Books is a Limited Liability Company.


Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

Highly sought after by some collectors, a book plate is an inscribed or decorative device that identifies the owner, or former... [More]
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [More]
First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in... [More]
The portion of a book cover or cover jacket that folds into the book from front to back. The flap can contain biographical... [More]
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps... [More]
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the... [More]

Frequently asked questions

This Book’s Categories