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The Firedrake

By Holland, Cecelia

NY: Atheneum. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Slightly cocked, jacket rubbed.. 1966. First Edition. Hardcover. Author photo on rear jacket flap. Library of Congress number 66-11393. The prolific author's first book, a novel about William the Conqueror and the Battle of Hastings, written from the perspective of an itinerant Irish knight who participates in the Norman invasion of England. ; 243 pages .

$20.00

Cat Man
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Cat Man

By Hoagland, Edward

Boston: Houghton Mifflin. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Boards rubbed, toning to front . endpapers, jacket lightly tattered.. 1956. Later Printing. Hardcover. Tan cloth binding. Author photo on rear jacket panel. Library of Congress number 55-8877. The author's first book and winner of a Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award. Hoagland is most well known for his essays, but this book is a novel based on his job as a big cats handler at a circus. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 310 pages .

$25.00

Devil in a Blue Dress
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Devil in a Blue Dress

By Mosley, Walter

NY: W. W. Norton and Company. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1990. First Printing. Hardcover. 9780393028546 . Signed by the author on the title page. The author's first book and first mystery in his hardboiled series set in 1940s Los Angeles featuring Easy Rawlins, an African-American World War II veteran, who decides to earn some money after being laid off from his factory job investigating the whereabouts of a blonde bombshell and jazz aficionado. Winner of the 1991 Shamus Award. The book was later made into a 1995 film of the same name featuring Denzel Washington in the title role. ; Easy Rawlins Mysteries; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 219 pages; Signed by Author .

$70.00

Amerloque:  A Novel
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Amerloque: A Novel

By Miller, Richard

NY: Crown Publishers. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket lightly scuffed and soiled.. 1966. Hardcover. Striking jacket art by William Plummer. The author's first novel, set in exotic Casablanca. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 247 pages .

$12.00

If Morning Ever Comes
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If Morning Ever Comes

By Tyler, Anne

NY: Alfred A. Knopf. Good in Good dust jacket; Jacket flaps glued to endpapers, library stamps . and labels on front and rear endpapers, library markings on title page, . slightly cocked, jacket fairly bright and unblemished, but for a small . (1/2 ") tear at top corner of front jacket panel. Boards rubbed along . bottoms, top corner of rear boards bumped, page tops and bottoms, soiled. . $4.95 price at top corner of front jacket flap, 10/64 at lower corner of . front jacket flap.. 1964. First Edition. Hardcover. 0394430018 . Quarter bound black cloth with grey boards. Orange topstain. The marvelous Anne Tyler's first book. Author photo of the impossibly-young Tyler with Sixties hairdo on rear cover. Jacket design, typography and binding by Ward Ritchie. ; Ex-Library; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .

$15.00