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Opening Shots (Signed) by Lawrence Block (Ed.) - Signed First Edition - 2000 - from Quaint Book Shop, IOBA (SKU: 1187)

Opening Shots (Signed)

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Opening Shots (Signed)

by Lawrence Block (Ed.)

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Cumberland House, Nashville, TN, 2000. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine Condition/Very Good+. Book Signed by Editor. From the blurb on the front fold: "Readers enthralled by the works of great mystery and crime writers will find something new in Opening Shots. This collection offers not only the first published short stories of twenty prominent writers, but also features each author's recollections of the trials and thrills of making that unforgettable first sale." The writers included in the anthology are: David Black, Lawrence Block, Simon Brett, Max Allan Collins, Dorothy Salisbury Davis, Loren D. Estleman, John Harvey, Joan Hess, Susan Isaacs, Peter Lovesey, Margaret Maron, Susan Moody, David Morrell, Sara Paretsky, Peter Robinson, James Sallis, Justin Scott, Minette Walters and Donald Westlake Size: About 10" - Small Quarto (Sm. 4to). 397 pages. Item Type: Book. Text block is tight, bright and unmarked. Hardcover bound in grey textured paper over boards with the spine in black paper with the title in bright red foil. The corners are sharp with the slightest of wear at the foot of the spine and a small bump on the bottom edge of the front cover. Unclipped ($24.95) dustjacket that shows minimal wear around the outside edges. No chips or tears, but with some rubbing from normal shelf wear, particularly where the two kinds of papers in the binding overlap. Now protected in an archival Brodart sleeve. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1 lb 11 oz. Category: Fiction; Mystery; United States; Modern; Signed by Editor. ISBN: 1581821255. ISBN/EAN: 9781581821253. Main Picture: Lawrence Block (Ed.), Opening Shots (Signed; First Edition) (Nashville, TN: 2000) - Front panel and spine of the dust jacket with an inset of the editor's signature from the title page. Picture 2: Lawrence Block (Ed.), Opening Shots (Signed; First Edition) (Nashville, TN: 2000) - Rear panel and spine of the dust jacket. Picture 3: Lawrence Block (Ed.), Opening Shots (Signed; First Edition) (Nashville, TN: 2000) - Rear panel of the dust jacket and page edges. Picture 4: Lawrence Block (Ed.), Opening Shots (Signed; First Edition) (Nashville, TN: 2000) - Front panel of the dust jacket and page edges. Picture 5: Lawrence Block (Ed.), Opening Shots (Signed; First Edition) (Nashville, TN: 2000) - Front cover and spine. Picture 6: Lawrence Block (Ed.), Opening Shots (Signed; First Edition) (Nashville, TN: 2000) - Rear cover and the page edges. Picture 7: Lawrence Block (Ed.), Opening Shots (Signed; First Edition) (Nashville, TN: 2000) - Title page signed by the editor. Picture 8: Lawrence Block (Ed.), Opening Shots (Signed; First Edition) (Nashville, TN: 2000) - Copyright page with full number line indicating first printing and Table of Contents. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 1187. . 9781581821253


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Quaint Book Shop, IOBA US (US)
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Opening Shots (Signed)
Lawrence Block (Ed.)
Book condition
Used - Near Fine Condition
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Very Good+
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First Edition
Cumberland House
Place of Publication
Nashville, TN
Date published
BZDB22 Mystery Fiction; Mystery; United States; Modern; Opening Shots Signed Lawrence Block Ed
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Fiction; Mystery;

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