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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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Side Show: My Life with Geeks, Freaks and Vagabonds in the Carny Trade (First Edition)

by Bones, Howard with Daniel Waldron; Teller (foreword)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
2001
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780941543286
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$25.00

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Northville, MI: Sun Dog Press, 2001. First Edition. First Edition. Bone's autobiographical account of his experience in the circus and in carnivals. A must for the sideshow diehard. Spine text slightly faded, else Fine and unread in printed wrappers.
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Heroes Without Glory: Some Goodmen of the Old West (First Edition)

by Schaefer, Jack

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Published
1965
Edition
First Edition
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$40.00

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Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1965. First Edition. First Edition. The author of "Shane" (1949) brings to light the life of ten lesser figures of the American West, including James Capen "Grizzly" Adams. Moderate sunning to the jacket spine and folds, and a hint of shelfwear to the jacket, else Near Fine and unread in a Near Fine dust… Read more
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The Grass Arena (First UK Edition, signed by the author in Dublin)

by Healy, John

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Published
1988
Edition
First Edition
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$950.00

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London: Faber and Faber, 1988. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page: "John Healy / 19-2-2011 / Dublin." Accompanying the book is a ticket to a screening of the 2011 Irish documentary, "Barbaric Genius," on the same date at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival. The documentary tells the story of Healy's rise from… Read more
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Kansas City, MO: A.M. Wilson / The Sphinx, 1913. First Edition. First Edition. A small pamphlet detailing tricks of the trade for magicians and performers, written during the height of the vaudeville era. Very Good in stapled wrappers. Stamp from the Magic House of Charles on the title page. Bruise to the front wrapper, with some light… Read more
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$75.00
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Limbo Tower (Advance Copy)

by Gresham, William Lindsay

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Published
1949
Edition
First Edition
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$75.00

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New York: Rinehart, 1949. First Edition. Advance Copy, preceding the First Edition. An uncommon state of the second of Gresham's two novels, written 3 years after "Nightmare Alley," an examination of the lives of the inhabitants of the ninth floor of a city hospital, where the most seriously diseased patients are gathered. Very Good in publisher's illustrated… Read more
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