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Under Suspicion a Detective Inspector Carol Ashton Mystery #12

Under Suspicion a Detective Inspector Carol Ashton Mystery #12

by McNab, Claire

Tallahassee: Naiad Press, 2000. Paperback. 204p., very good first edition trade paperback original in pictorial wraps. Twelfth mystery involving the Australian detective.
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$12.00
A Moveable Feast

A Moveable Feast

by Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1964. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1964). First Edition, First Printing. 8vo. 211pp. Quarter russet cloth & grey paper boards, letters gilt, top edges grey. Book in near fine condition (tiny abrasion in top edge of the cloth), dj lightly worn, small chips and short tears to edges. 11 photographs. First Edition. Hemingway's memoir of his life in Paris in the 1920s.... Read more about this item
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$175.00
Bury Me in an Old Press Box

Bury Me in an Old Press Box

by Fred Russell

In good condition, clean and unmarked, light soiling on tan cloth boards, wear at spine edges, no dust jacket. Signed and inscribed by Fred Russell on front free end page. Also attached to front pastedown is typed and signed note on Nashville Banner stationery.
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$45.00
Spider's Web: The Secret History of How the White House Illegally Armed Iraq

Spider's Web: The Secret History of How the White House Illegally Armed Iraq

by Alan Friedman

In near fine condition, clean and unmarked, some toning in a near dustjacket. Signed, inscribed and dated in year of publication by author.
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$30.00
The Telling

The Telling

by Riding, Laura

New York: Harper & Row. 1973. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. A fine copy in fine dust, slightly sunned jacket. This copy signed and hand-numbered 30 of 100, by the author who has also written "Numbered Series" above the number 30 and signed the book "Laura (Riding) Jackson." ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 185 pp .
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$100.00
A Fringe of Leaves

A Fringe of Leaves

by White, Patrick

London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1976. 405 pages. Top edge blue. Previous owner's surname on flyleaf. The dustwrapper is price clipped and lightly worn.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.
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$23.10
The Climax: novelized from the screenplay

The Climax: novelized from the screenplay

by Lewis, Florence Jay, screenplay by Curt Siodmak & Lynn Starling adapted from the play by Edward Locke [Boris Karloff star]

New York: Books, Inc, 1944. Hardcover. viii, 244p., foreword, toning to margins of text block else very good first edition in black cloth boards and unclipped, lightly-worn dj with still from the film of Karloff terrorizing Foster. Midnight Mysteries #21. Novelization of the Universal Thriller movie starring Karloff, Susanna Foster & Turhan Bey.
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$45.00
The Web: a novel

The Web: a novel

by Harvey, Andrew

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1987. Hardcover. 269p., very good first edition, first printing stated in quarter-cloth boards and unclipped dj.
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$12.00
A catalogue of books, manuscripts, and other materials from the Upton Sinclair Archives

A catalogue of books, manuscripts, and other materials from the Upton Sinclair Archives

by Gottesman, Ronald, comp. [Upton Sinclair]

Bloomington: The Lilly Library, Indiana University, 1963. Pamphlet. 56p., wraps, 8.5x11 inches, inscribed by Sinclair to [Robert] Kirsch, four page brochure for exhibit laid in, the rear blank panel has a thirteen line letter from Sinclair to Kirsch handwritten on it.
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$45.00
HERE ARE DRAGONS. A Novel

HERE ARE DRAGONS. A Novel

by BAERLEIN. HENRY

Leonard Parsons. London. 1925. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Green cloth binding with light green ruling and lettering to the front board and spine. Neat four line inscription (dated 1929) on the half title otherwise a fine clean copy in the scarce original dustwrapper with a colour design to the front panel by John Austen. A couple of small nicks to the extremities and a few marks to the rear panel but overall a better than very good example if this attractive dustwrapper.
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$141.16
Such Darling Dodos and other stories

Such Darling Dodos and other stories

by Wilson, Angus

New York: William Morrow & Company, 1951. Hardcover. 187p., first US edition, good cloth boards in shelfworn dj. Wilson's second book. The British first edition is Young 4177.
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$25.00
Melodía salvaje; together with A cuchillo de palo [two plays]

Melodía salvaje; together with A cuchillo de palo [two plays]

by Ramos-Perea, Roberto & Jamie Carrero

[San Juan]: Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, 1992. Paperback. 167p., text in Spanish, very good first edition, one of 1,000 copies, trade paperback in black decorative wraps.
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$25.00
Heron

Heron

by Romilly Cavan

London: J M Dent and Sons ltd, 1934. Author,s first novel, this is the first UK edition, 345 pages in bright clean condition. Dustwrapper is a little worn on edges with a few tiny closed tears, tiny losses top and bottom of spine, browned to spine and a few small foxing spots not price clipped. Outer boards are bright and clean just slight fade to spine. A pleasing example of this book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. First UK Edition. Boards. Very Good/Good Plus. 7 ½ x 5... Read more about this item
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$74.43
Grass-root people; thirteen stories on one theme

Grass-root people; thirteen stories on one theme

by Narain, Harry

Havana: Casa de las Américas, 1981. 109p., first edition, stiff wraps in dj. Afro-Guyanese author.
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$15.00
Innuendo, a Todd mills mystery

Innuendo, a Todd mills mystery

by Zimmerman, R. D

New York: Delacorte Press, 1999. Hardcover. 307p., very good first edition in boards and unclipped dj. Fifth book of the series. Gunn page 233.
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$12.00
Rape A Love Story

Rape A Love Story

by Oates, Joyce Carol

New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers An Otto Penzler Book. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 2003. First Edition. Hardcover. 0786712945 . New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers / An Otto Penzler Book, (2003). 8vo. 154pp. Hardcover, unworn, near fine (tiny spot on front pastedown), near fine dj (rear cover slightly rubbed). First Edition, Signed by Oates on the top margin of the title page. ISBN 0786712945; Otto Penzler Books; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 154 pages; Signed by Author .
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$17.50
The Teeth of the Lion

The Teeth of the Lion

by PATCHEN, Kenneth

Norfolk, Connecticut: New Directions, 1942. First Edition. Near Fine/About Fine. octavo, unpaginated; oatmeal dust jacket, printed in orange and green, $1.00 price on front flap. A lovely copy, internally clean and bright, with no markings of any kind; light off-setting from dust jacket flap to end papers.
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$125.00
Vandersley

Vandersley

by Edward Brown SIGNED

London: George G Harrap and Co. Ltd., 1967. First edition of this murder, mystery novel by Edward Brown. 206 pages in bright clean condition, dustwrapper is bright, little rubbed on edges and tiny piece missing on front top left 1.5 cms deep by 1 cm across. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on rear of front endpaper For Pat and Ivor Bernard with the very best wishes and compliments of the author Edward Brown. A pleasing copy SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. Inscribed By Author. First Edition. Boards.... Read more about this item
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$25.67
The Five Nations

The Five Nations

by Kipling, Rudyard

London: Methuen, 1903. First edition. Hardcover. Edges foxed, else very good. 8vo. Red buckram. Pp. xvi, 216, 40 (ads.). Edges untrimmed.
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$128.00
[Gothic Horror] Borrhomeo the Astrologer. A Monkish Tale

[Gothic Horror] Borrhomeo the Astrologer. A Monkish Tale

by LE FANU, J. Sheridan (1814-1873)

Edinburgh: The Tragara Press, 1985. Limited Edition. Wrappers. Fine. First Edition in book form, No. 18 of 30 copies printed on Amalfi paper (total limitation: 150 copies, of which 130 for sale). With an introduction by W. J. Mc Cormack. Royal 8vo (256 x 167mm): pp. 35,[1]pp, with three engraved vignettes. Publisher's cream card covers, green and red marbled dust jacket, paper title label printed in black to front panel. An excellent example, virtually pristine. Sullivan, pp. 257-62 (Calling Le Fanu... Read more about this item
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$135.00
Affectionately, Eve a novel

Affectionately, Eve a novel

by Sinclair, Upton

New York: Twayne Publishers, 1961. Hardcover. 215p., first edition, inscribed by Sinclair (in rather difficult to see blue ink on the bright orange front free endpaper) pages a bit browned, tiny smudge to lower page edges, else very good in lightly edgeworn and rubbed very good dust jacket with original price intact. *Ahouse A90.
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$45.00
The Man Who Died Twice

The Man Who Died Twice

by Robinson, Edwin Arlington

New York: The Macmillan Company. Very Good. 1924. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. (viii), 79 pages; Original owner's name on ffep "Bill Thoron 1924" otherwise clean and secure in original burgundy cloth binding with title labels mounted at spine and front board; one at spine edgeworn; corners nice and sharp; an attractive book. OCLC 1087181894 Edwin Arlington Robinson was an American poet who won three Pulitzer Prizes for his work. Robinson was born in Head Tide, Lincoln... Read more about this item
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$19.94
Tight Spaces

Tight Spaces

by Scott, Kesho, Cherry Muhanji and Egyirba High

San Francisco: Spinsters/aunt lute, 1987. Paperback. 182p., very good first edition trade paperback in bit edgeworn pictorial wraps. 36 short prose pieces, American Book Award winner 1988.
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$15.00
Exaggerated Gender Signals poems

Exaggerated Gender Signals poems

by Anaya Valdepeña, Gabriela

La Jolla: Darkness Visible Books, 2003. Paperback. 127p., very good first edition trade paperback in black pictorial wraps. Anaya Valdepeña was born in Mexico and lives in Sebastopol. Her first book, erotic poetry.
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$35.00