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The Trial

Kafka, Franz; translated by Willa and Edwin Muir; revised, with additional matierals translated by E M Butler

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New York: Modern Library, 1956. Hardbound . BINDING/CONDITION: green cloth with the torchbearer blind stamped on the front; gilt text on the spine; a Near Fine book, with a Very Good- dust jacket; publisher's price on the jacket flap is intact. This is Modern Library Number 318. Includes a few sketches by George Salter (Salter is not identified in this earlier printing). Later printings of this Modern Library edition (1967 and after) have a one-page biography at the end of the book plus a drawing of a courtroom scene on the title page -- the facing page identifies Salter as the artist. The ''Definitive Edition''; the publisher's blurb explains that this ''contains more than 10,000 words not included in the first American edition. Max Brod Kafka' literary executor and closest friend, has restored in an Appendix uncompleted chapters and passages deleted b Kafka, making this the definitive edition of this great work.'' Rockwell Kent endpapers; dust jacket rear panel style J with the Left-Side Block variation u ... Read more

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  • Edition: 6th Printing; Revised Edition
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Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, January, 1945. Hardbound . 6th Printing; Revised Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: tan and rust colored cloth; a Very Good book, with a Fair dust jacket; the jacket is drastically price clipped. Includes chapter Illustrations, numerous photographs, and a map. Originally published in 1940, the revised edition has been enlarged with new illustrations and a more complete account of the Market Street Cable Railway Company and the Sutter Street Cable Railroad Company. Foreword by Carl I Wheat. small 4to (about 10.25 inches tall) 134 pages. Appendix, references. Map endpapers.

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  • Edition: 1st Edition
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New York: Viking Press, 1988. Hardbound . 1st Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: gray paper covered boards with black cloth at the spine; remainder mark, otherwise the book and dust jacket are both Near Fine; the dust jacket is not price clipped. 8vo (about 8'' to 9.5'' tall) 295 pages. Index.

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Velvet

Kalla, Alec and M J Sullivan

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Woodstock, Vermont: Foul Play / Countryman Press, 1993. Hardbound . 1st Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: Book & dust jacket are both Near Fine (dj is NOT price clipped). 8vo, dust jacket art by Bob Korn

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  • Edition: 9th Printing
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New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1958. Hardbound . 9th Printing. BINDING/CONDITION: brick-colored cloth with black; this is an EX-LIBRARY copy with all the usual markings; other than library markings, the book is in Very Good condition, with a Very Good+ dust jacket; publisher's price on the jacket flap is intact. Dust jacket art and interior black and white illustrations by Julian de Miskey. This story was the 1959 Newberry Medal winner. Twelve year old Pedro finds a wild pony one day when it wanders in to graze on alfalfa on the ranch where he lives. His gaucho friend, Juan lassoes the pony for him and helps Pedro to gentle the colt and train him. But when the ranch owner hears of the pony, his spoiled son wants the pony for his own. A story of a boy and his love for a pony and of the Argentine Pampa where they live. Author Francis Kalnay began telling stories as a small boy in Hungary. He attended a boarding school where there was never quite enough to eat, and where stories were in demand. Good story ... Read more

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Graced Land

Kalpakian, Laura

  • Edition: 1st Printing
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New York: Grove Weidenfeld, 1992. Hardbound . 1st Printing. BINDING/CONDITION: Book & dust jacket are both Near Fine (dj is NOT price clipped). 8vo, dust jacket art by John Jinks

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Pleasantville, New York: ImPress / Reader's Digest, 2010. Hardbound . BINDING/CONDITION: red binding with black and gilt; Fine condition. Originally published in 1981, this edition is from the Reader's Digest series, The Best Mysteries of all Time. The text is complete and unabridged. Includes an ''About the author'' section. This copy includes the publisher's insert (which is nicely color-coordinated with the binding). This was the first of the Inspector Rostnikov mysteries. ''The Moscow cop must track down a serial killer who has murdered a popular dissident. But the arrest can't simply be accurate -- it must be politically correct and meet the KGB's agenda.'' 8vo (8.75 inches tall) 230 pages. Marbled endpapers.

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The Scandalous Mrs. Blackford

Kane, Harnett T with Victor Leclerc

  • Edition: Book Club Edition
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New York: Julian Messner, 1951. Hardbound . Book Club Edition. BINDING/CONDITION: khaki boards; the top edge tint is dark red; a Very Good book, with a Good dust jacket. The fabulous story of an American woman's empire-shaking love affair with Grand Duke Nicholas. Harriet Blackford began life as a clergyman's daughter in Philadelphia. She was a well-born rebel, who was widowed early in life after an unfortunate elopement. She vowed she would never again live in the genteel poverty she had always known. Moving into an elegant Philadelphia house with no assets but her charm and beauty, the became the toast of the rich young men of the city, and the talk of the women. Driven from Philadelphia by gossip, she moved on to Paris -- the brilliant Paris before the Franco-Prussian war. But with a German siege upon the city, Harriet moved on to St Petersburg where she met Nicholas, nephew of the Tsar. This story is based upon facts uncovered by the Russian historian Victor Leclerc. 8vo (about 8.5 inches tall) 282 page ... Read more

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  • Edition: 1st Printing, so stated
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New York: Random House, 1962. Hardbound . 1st Printing, so stated. BINDING/CONDITION: light aqua boards with dark navy clotoh at the spine; a Good book, with a Fair dust jacket; publisher's price on the jacket flap is intact. Frontis plus two additional black and white photo plates. This play was adapted from the book Death of a Man by Lael Tucker Wertenbaker. The photo illustrations are from a production at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in New York City in 1962. The cast (and the 3 photos) feature Henry Fonda, Olivia de Havilland and Joseph Campanella. 8vo (about 8.25 inches tall) 151 pages.

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Alibi

Kanon, Joseph

  • Edition: 1st Printing
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New York: Henry Holt & Company, 2005. Hardbound . 1st Printing. BINDING/CONDITION: paper covered boards; owner's initials, otherwise a Good book, with a Near Fine dust jacket; the dj is not price clipped. 8vo (about 8'' to 9.5'' tall) 405 pages. map endpapers.

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Zane Grey's Arizona

Kant, Candace C

  • Edition: 1st Edition, so stated
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Flagstaff, Arizona: Northland Press, 1984. Hardbound . 1st Edition, so stated. BINDING/CONDITION: white cloth; the boards are sprung apart just a tiny bit, otherwise a Near Fine book, with a Very Good dust jacket; the publisher's price has been blacked out. Many black and white illustrations. The author's preface reads: ''This book concentrate on Grey's Arizona years and o the literary and cinematic products of that relationship. Close examination of Grey's association with Arizona reveals the elements that constituted his portrait of the American West, his conception of its nature and role, and the basis of his appeal and long lasting fame.'' Zane Grey's fascination with the land led him into remote corners -- the rugged Arizona Strip and Grand Canyon, the arid southern deserts, the isolated Indian reservations, and the wilderness of the Mogollon Rim Foreword by Loren Grey, Zane's youngest son. 8vo (about 9.5 inches tall) 184 pages. Notes, bibliography. Dark rust endpapers.

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Taking Control of Arthritis

Kantrowitz, Fred G

  • Edition: 1st Printing
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New York: HarperCollins, 1990. Hardbound . 1st Printing. BINDING/CONDITION: paper covered boards with cloth at the spine; a Near Fine book, with a Near Fine dust jacket; the dj is not price clipped. 8vo (about 8'' to 9.5'' tall) 244 pages. Index.

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  • Edition: 1st Printing
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Philadelphia: W B Saunders Company, 1979. Hardbound . 1st Printing. BINDING/CONDITION: decorated boards; a Very Good book; no dust jacket. The book has a publisher's label on the rear cover. 8vo (about 8'' to 9.5'' tall) 286 pages. Indexes, bibliography, appendices.

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The Movie Stars Story

Karney, Robyn (editor)

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New York: Crescent Books, 1984. Hardbound . BINDING/CONDITION: pictorial boards; a Near Fine book, with a Near Fine dust jacket ''An illustrated guide to 500 of the world's most famous stars of the cinema.'' Lavishly illustrated in b&w and color. This is a volume in the Hollywood series that includes The MGM Story; The RKO Story, etc.. Small Folio (almost 13 inches tall) 287 pages. Index.

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Eagle At My Eyes

Katkov, Norman

  • Edition: 1st Edition, so stated
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Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1948. Hardbound . 1st Edition, so stated. BINDING/CONDITION: black cloth with gilt on the spine; an Ex-library book with minimal markings -- the only indications of library ownership are two small ink stamps (one on the front endpaper, one at the rear) -- no other library (or owner) markings of any sort to the book or jacket; book and jacket are both Good; publisher's price on the jacket flap is intact. Dust jacket design by Sydney Butchkes. Norman Katkov wrote extensively for television, including many episodes of Wanted Dead or Alive and Ben Casey. This novel was written before he began his screenwriting career, and is semi-autobiographical. The publisher's blurb states, ''Before it was published, Eagle At My Eyes was read by several hundred people with different backgrounds and different convictions about Jewish-Gentile marriages.'' Reviews were often diametrically opposed. small 8vo (about 7.75 inches tall) 252 pages.

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  • Edition: 1st Printing
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New York: St Martin's Press, February, 1998. Hardbound . 1st Printing. BINDING/CONDITION: light red boards; a Fine book, with a Near Fine dust jacket; publisher's price on the jacket flap is intact. Dust jacket design by David Baldeosingh Rotstein; jacket illustration by Jill Bauman. The publisher's blurb reads: ''In tales by Henry Slesar, Edward D Hoch, Peter Canon, Craig Shaw Gardner, Jay Sheckley, and P C Hodgell, among others, the truth is finally revealed about Holmes's exploits involving such figures as Ida Tarbell, Consuelo Vanderbilt, P G Wodehouse, Arthur Conan Doyle, Jacques Futrelle, and James McNeil Whistler. As related by divers hands, including Dr John Watson, Inspector Lestrade, and Sherlock Holmes himself, and detailing previously untold incidents involving the Titanic, a rematch with 'the woman' Irene Adler, and the childhoods of both Holmes and Watson this will delight the fans of the world's most famous consulting detective.'' 8vo (about 8.5 inches tall) 354 pages.

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Pleasantville, New York: ImPress / Reader's Digest, 2010. Hardbound . BINDING/CONDITION: red binding with black and gilt; Fine condition. Originally published in 1964, this edition is from the Reader's Digest series, The Best Mysteries of all Time. The text is complete and unabridged. Includes an ''About the author'' section. This copy includes the publisher's insert (which is nicely color-coordinated with the binding). This was the first of the Inspector Ghote mysteries. ''Inspector Ghote begins his career at the Bombay CID with two baffling crimes. A man is murdered in the home of a powerful business tycoon. Then one rupee is stolen from another important VIP. Can the humble Ghote solve both cases?'' 8vo (8.75 inches tall) 294 pages. Marbled endpapers.

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The Pauline Letters

Keck, Leander E and Victor Paul Furnish

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Nashville, Tennessee: Abingdon Press, 1984. Trade size paperback . BINDING/CONDITION: a trade-size paperback; a Good+ book. This is part of the series, Interpreting Biblical Texts, under the general editorship of Lloyd R Bailey, Sr and Victor P Furnish. Small 8vo (about 7.5'' to 8'' tall) 156 pages.

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El Rodeo 1936 Yearbook

Keeler, Betty (editor)

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Los Angeles: Self Published, 1936. Hardbound . BINDING/CONDITION: faux leather with stamped art; the front hinge is weak -- separation between the copyright page and title page; otherwise Good condition. No markings found. This is the thirty-first volume of El Rodeo, the yearbook for the 1936 graduating class at the University of Southern California. Many black and white photo illustrations, university scenes are printed on bronze plates. Notable graduates for this year include Federal Judge Albert Lee Stephens Jr. who was President John F. Kennedy's first appointee to the federal court, and Bill Sefton (two-time world record holder in the pole vault). From the 1936 Olympics team we have Foy Draper (who was part of the Gold Medal winning relay team that included Jesse Owens), Earle Meadows (pole vault Gold Medal), Kenny Carpenter (Gold Medal in discus), Al Fitch (part of Silver Medal winning relay team), and Delos Thurber (Bronze Medal in the high jump). (Note: not all of these Olympians graduated during this ... Read more

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Once Upon a Desert: A Bicentennial Project

Keeling, Patricia Jernigan (editor)

  • Edition: 2nd Printing
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Barstow, California: Mojave River Valley Museum, 1977. Hardbound . 2nd Printing. BINDING/CONDITION: reddish brown faux leather with gilt text; a Very Good+ book, with a Good dust jacket; publisher's price on the jacket flap is intact. Well illustrated with historic photographs. A history of the San Bernardino County area in California. This presents story selections from a vast area of the Greater Mojave Desert. A collection of well researched articles and stories by both published and unpublished authors, with the addition of several personal experience narratives about life and times in the Mojave River Valley. The time period span from the 'Trek of the Centuries' made by Father Francisco Garces in 1776, to modern times. Originally published in 1976; this is the second printing. 4to (11.25 inches tall) 260 pages. Indexes, bibliography. Map endpapers (different maps front and rear).

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