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Sex in Comics: A History of the Eight Pagers (First Edition)

by Gilmore, Donald H. (editor)

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Published
1971
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$450.00

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San Diego: Greenleaf Classics, 1971. A cogent illustrated history of the "tijuana bible" phenomenon, which took popular icons without permission from every available source--movies, comic strips, and popular culture in general--and put them in 8-page comic strips so filthy that today they still have no rival. The four volumes focus on 1930-1960, the years that saw the bulk of… Read more
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$450.00
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The Search for the Girl With the Blue Eyes: A Venture into Reincarnation (First Edition)

by Stearn, Jess

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Published
1968
Edition
First Edition
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$15.00

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Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1968. First Edition. First Edition. Very Good plus in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Lightly rubbed boards and faint foxing to the page edges, and owner signature to the half-title page. Jacket lightly soiled and toned, with a few nicks and accompanying creasing to the lower edge of the rear panel and… Read more
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$15.00
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The Great Chicago Theater Disaster (First Edition)

by Everett, Marshall

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Published
1904
Edition
First Edition
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$75.00

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US: Publishers Union of America, 1904. First Edition. First Edition. Photo-illustrated throughout. A contemporary account, including eyewitness testimony, of the Iroquois Theatre fire on December 30, 1903, which left 603 people dead, making it the deadliest single building fire in United States history. Very Good lacking the dust jacket. Separate to the hinges, with light… Read more
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$75.00
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Jiu Jitsu Tricks (First Edition)

by Saito, K.

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Published
1905
Edition
First Edition
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$325.00

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New York: Richard K. Fox, 1905. First Edition. First Edition. Scarce. A manual detailing the philosophy and techniques of the Japanese martial art of jiu jitsu, contemporary to its introduction to the United States. Photo-illustrated throughout. Very Good in illustrated wrappers, staple bound. Owner stamp to the front wrapper. Wrappers soiled, with the front wrapper… Read more
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$325.00
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La aventura de Miguel Littin clandestino en Chile (First Mexican Edition)

by Garcia Marquez, Gabriel

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Published
1986
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$25.00

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Bogota: Editorial Diana, 1986. First Mexican Edition, with an illustrated circular sticker noting the 40th anniversary of the publisher Editorial Diana on the front and rear jacket panels and the title page. Text in Spanish. After twelve years in exile, Chile's leading film director, Miguel Littin, returned--in disguise--to shoot a clandestine film about Augusto Pinochet's Chile. … Read more
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The Invention of Solitude (Signed First Edition)

by Auster, Paul

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Published
1982
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780915342372
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$150.00

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New York: Sun, 1982. First Edition. First Edition, a paperback original. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Two autobiographical essays by Auster, his first such publication. Near Fine in wrappers. Light bump to the top of spine, with some light rubbing.
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$150.00
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Football's Miracle Men: The Baltimore Colts' Story (First Edition)

by Steadman, John F.

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Published
1959
Edition
First Edition
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$35.00

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Cleveland: Pennington Press, 1959. First Edition. First Edition. A seminal nonfiction title, documenting the early history of the Baltimore Colts, founded in 1953. Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket with minor wear at the extremities. A bright copy.
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New York: Crown Publishers, 1980. First US Edition, preceded by the French edition published in 1977 by Paris Stock. INSCRIBED by the author on the verso of the front endpaper: "Hah Victor what a start! / This autopornography just for you / Maurice / Nueva York / Jan 1 1980", with an an additional inscription (the one Girodias is… Read more
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$95.00
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Zodiac Unmasked (First Edition)

by Graysmith, Robert

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
2002
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780425183328
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$75.00

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New York: Berkley Books, 2002. First Edition. First Edition. Basis for the 2007 film directed by David Fincher and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, and Chloe Sevigny. Spine ends tapped, else Fine and unread in a Near Fine dust jacket.
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$75.00
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The Murderous Trail of Charles Starkweather (First Edition)

by Reinhardt, James Melvin

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Published
1960
Edition
First Edition
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$250.00

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Springfield, Il: Charles C. Thomas, 1960. First Edition. First Edition. Near Fine in a bright, Very Good plus dust jacket. Spine faintly toned. Jacket is faintly toned to the spine, with light edgewear and light rubbing to the front and rear panels.
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$250.00
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Zodiac (First Edition)

by Graysmith, Robert

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1986
Edition
First Edition
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$125.00

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New York: St. Martins/Marek, 1986. First Edition. First Edition. Basis for the 2007 film directed by David Fincher and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, and Chloe Sevigny. Fine and unread in a Near Fine dust jacket.
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$125.00
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Grand Slam: The Secrets of Power Baseball (First Edition)

by Mays, Willie; Mickey Mantle, Whitey Ford, Jim Bunning

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Published
1965
Edition
First Edition
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$25.00

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New York: Viking Press, 1965. First Edition. First Edition. A collection of four essays, one by each of these baseball legends. Very Good plus in a Very Good plus price-clipped dust jacket. Spine and board edges faintly faded. Jacket lightly rubbed to the extremities, with a lightly faded spine.
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London: George Allen and Unwin, 1952. First UK Edition, preceding all others. Tremendous association copy, INSCRIBED by author and director Lindsay Anderson to noted Czech-British filmmaker Karel Reisz, with a quote from the film: "Karel and Julia / from Lindsay / Woman: as a warning / Louis: as a lesson / Secret People E. 13". A remarkable… Read more
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$1,500.00
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The First 50 Years 1961-2011: Driving and Preserving the Dream (First Edition)

by Gull Wing Group International

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Published
2011
Edition
First Edition
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$125.00

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Chico, CA: Gull Wing Group International, 2011. First Edition. First Edition, with errata slip laid in. A history and celebration of the Mercedes Benz 300 SL Gullwing and the people who preserve and collect it. Near Fine. Jacket with a short closed tear and nick to the front panel, else Near Fine.
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$125.00
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All the President's Men (Signed First Edition)

by Bernstein, Carl and Bob Woodward

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Published
1974
Edition
First Edition
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$425.00

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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1974. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by Carl Bernstein on the title page. Basis for the 1976 film, directed by Alan J. Pakula and starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman. Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Jacket is flaps lightly toned, with a short closed tear… Read more
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$425.00
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Edgar Allan Poe: A Study in Genius (First Edition, inscribed by the author)

by Krutch, Joseph Wood

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Published
1926
Edition
First Edition
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$325.00

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1926. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED and briefly inscribed by author Joseph Wood Krutch to the front endpaper. Very Good, lacking the dust jacket. Spine a bit cocked, with faint foxing and some soil to the leaves, lightly rubbed and soiled boards, and light toning to the spine.
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Sword and Scimetar [Scimitar]: The Romance of the Crusades (First Edition)

by Trumble, Alfred; Gustav Dore (illustrations)

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Published
1886
Edition
First Edition
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$375.00

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New York: Pollard and Moss, 1886. First Edition. First Edition. With woodcut illustrations by Gustav Dore throughout. Very Good plus in illustrated boards with gilt titles and page edges. Frontispiece and tissue guard intact. Boards lightly rubbed overall, with light fraying to the extremities.
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$375.00
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An American Bible (Hardcover)

by Hubbard, Alice (editor)

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Published
1912
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$150.00

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Aurora, NY: Roycrofters, 1912. First printing of this edition, originally published the previous year in a smaller format. A collection of quotations and writing by eight famous Americans; Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, Abraham Lincoln, Walt Whitman, Robert Ingersoll, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Elbert Hubbard. Very Good in flexible full leather boards with gilt… Read more
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Cunningham: The Life and Cars of Briggs Swift Cunningham (First Edition)

by Batchelor, Dean; Albert R. Bochroch

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Published
1993
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780879387952
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$125.00

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Osceola, WI: Motorbooks, 1993. First Edition. First Edition. Slight lean, else Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Jacket lightly rubbed and soiled, with a two tiny tears to the upper rear flap fold.
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$125.00
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John Fitch: Racing Through Life (Signed First Edition)

by Grinnell, James

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1993
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781870519212
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$225.00

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Minster Lovell, UK: Bookmarque, 1993. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by the subject, auto racing legend John Fitch, on the half title page. Near Fine in a lightly soiled, Near Fine dust jacket.
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$225.00