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L. A. CONFIDENTIAL

Ellroy, James

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New York: The Mysterious Press, [1990].. Octavo, cloth backed boards. First edition. Signed by Ellroy. Source for a fine motion picture, the book is even better and more complex. The third in the L.A. Quartet series of books. "Ellroy's talents have already made an indelible mark on the history of crime fiction; his massive novels will be read for years to come." - Pederson (ed.), St. James Guide to Crime and Mystery Writers, (4th ed.), pp. 339-340. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing to the corner tips. (#154568)

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L. A. NOIR

Ellroy, James

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[New York]: The Mysterious Press Published by Warner Books, [1998].. Octavo, boards. First combined edition. Collects BLOOD ON THE MOON (1984), BECAUSE THE NIGHT (1985) and SUICIDE HILL (1986), a trilogy featuring Sergeant Lloyd Hopkins. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#91366)

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L. P. HARTLEY

(Hartley, Leslie Poles) Jones, Edward T.

Boston: Twayne Publishers A Division of G. K. Hall, [1978].. Octavo, pp. [1-14] 15-221 [222-224: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], cloth. First edition. A fine copy without dust jacket as issued. (#94769)

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[Tampa, Florida: Personal Assistant for Public Affairs for L. Ron Hubbard], n.d. [1978].. Octavo, pp. [1-8] (not paginated), illustrations, printed self wrappers, stapled. First edition. Brochure promoting Hubbard and his writings. A fine copy. (#129085)

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London, Paris & Melbourne: Cassell & Company, Limited, 1892.. Octavo, original black cloth stamped in black, t.e.g. First edition. Endpapers foxed, else a clean, tight, very good copy. (#134262)

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New York, Boston: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., [1895].. Small octavo, pp. [1-6] [1-3] 4-221 [222: blank], illustrations in the text by Emile Montegut, original decorated green cloth, spine panel stamped in gold, front panel stamped in blind. First U.S. edition of this collection. The contents are similar to those in the 1887 Routledge edition, but the Crowell edition adds "Jarjaille's Visit to the Good God," a humorous after-death tale based on a Provencal legend. The title novella is a sentimental and humorous story of the working class. Also included are four unrelated short stories: "The Fig and the Idler" (here titled "The Fig and the Sluggard"), "My First Dress Coat," "The Three Low Masses" (here titled "Father Balaguere's Christmas Feast"), a supernatural tale in which a mass is celebrated by ghosts every Christmas in the ruins of an old chapel, and "The New Master" (here titled The New Teacher"). 1900 Christmas gift ... Read more

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Valladolid: Universidad de Valladolid, 1991.. Octavo, pp. 177, printed wrappers. First edition. An annotated edition of Carroll's poem "The Hunting of the Snark," printed in English and Spanish, with footnotes. A fine copy. (#160769)

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Issy-Les-Moulineaux: La Fenetre Ouverte, [1936].. Octavo, pp. [1-11] 12-196 [197] [198: printer's imprint] [199: tailpiece] [200: blank], frontispiece and two smaller illustrations in the text by G. Delatouche, original pictorial cream wrappers printed in green and black. Bound into half red morocco and marbled boards with black leather labels lettered and ruled in gold, marbled endpapers. First edition. Signed inscription by Keller to Donald A. Wollheim on recto of half title leaf: "To D. A. Wollheim -- / Thanks for purchasing the first / copy of this work sold in America / Cordially yours / David H. Keller M.D. / Aug. 30, 1936." Three stories translated into French: "The Ivy War," "Stenographer's Hands" and "The Psychophonic Nurse." 2000 copies printed. Leather spine panel a bit sunned, several small scuffs along outer rear joint, internally, a fine copy with original paper wrappers preserved. A nice association copy. (#8260)

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Issy-Les-Moulineaux: La Fenetre Ouverte, [1936].. Octavo, pp. [1-11] 12-196 [197] [198: printer's imprint] [199: tailpiece] [200: blank], frontispiece and two smaller illustrations in the text by G. Delatouche, original pictorial cream wrappers printed in green and black. First edition. Three stories translated into French: "The Ivy War," "Stenographer's Hands" and "The Psychophonic Nurse." 2000 copies printed. Chip from upper spine end, covers mildly darkened and dusty, spine panel darkened and stained, a good copy of a fragile book. Julius Unger's bookseller's ticket at the bottom right corner of the inner surface of the rear cover. (#156842)

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Paris: Albert Mericant, Editeur, 1908.. Large octavo, two volumes: pp. [1-4] [1] 2-480; [1-4] [481] 482-951 [952], 520 black and white illustrations by A. Robida, original pictorial boards printed in red and green with red cloth shelf back stamped in black, a.e.g., gray endpapers. First edition. The largest, most lengthy, and among the more gruesome, future war novel and one of the major works of French SF of the period. Obviously inspired by the Russo-Japanese War, in which the Japanese decisively defeated the Russians, LA GUERRE INFERNALE ..., a French pulp created by Pierre Giffard and Albert Robida, ran for thirty issues in 1908. "LA GUERRE INFERNALE ... was about the world war of 1937, which began between Germany and Great Britain and France, dragged in the United States, and then took a right turn when the Japanese, dastardly Yellow Perils that they are, take advantage of the war in Europe to attack. They conquer Europe and attack and conquer most of the United States. This forces the British, Ger ... Read more

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Issy-Les-Moulineaux: La Fenetre Ouverte, [1936].. Octavo, pp. [1-11] 12-196 [197] [198: printer's imprint] [199: tailpiece] [200: blank], frontispiece and two smaller illustrations in the text by G. Delatouche, original pictorial cream wrappers printed in green and black. First edition. Three stories translated into French: "The Ivy War," "Stenographer's Hands" and "The Psychophonic Nurse." 2000 copies printed. Tiny chip from upper spine end, wrappers mildly darkened and dusty and a bit rubbed at edges, largely along outer joints, but a nearly fine copy. A nice copy of a fragile book. (#8261)

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LA PLANETE DES SINGES ..

Boulle, Pierre

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[Paris]: Le Cercle du Nouveau Livre, [1963].. Octavo, green cloth stamped in gold and blind. First edition. Number 587 of an unstated limitation. Published in English as PLANET OF THE APES (1963). Basis for two films and numerous sequels. "Boulle made the Earth astronauts' visit to a far planet where apes are the dominant species and humans a despised underclass a parable of racial and other social failings on Earth ..." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-143. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1692-96. Tiny nick to cloth at lower spine end, a bright, nearly fine copy without dust jacket (as issued?). (#114530)

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Paris: Aubier Montaigne, 1972.. Octavo, pp. [1-7] 8 [9] 10-14 [15] 16 [17-19] 20-186 [187] [188: blank] [189: colophon] [190: blank], illustrations, printed wrappers. First edition. A study based on science fiction courses given by Stover, a professor of anthropology, at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Touch of dust soiling to wrappers, a nearly fine copy. (#94870)

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LA TOUR ENCHANTEE ..

Robida, A[lbert]

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Paris: Librairie Illustree Maurice Dreyfous, 1881.. Quarto, pp. [1-3] 4-48, 36 illustrations by Robida, six of which (including the title page) are full-page color illustrations, original pictorial tan boards with blue cloth shelf back (the front cover reproduces the colored title page illustration). First edition. Some wear to binding at spine ends and corner tips, boards dusty, a very good copy with clean and bright interior. An uncommon book. (#96164)

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Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1950.. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [1-2] 3-18 [19-21: ads] [22: imprint], original orange printed wrappers. First edition. Offprint from MEMORIAL DE L'ARTILLERIE FRANCAISE, Volume 23, number 4 (1949). An important paper by a French astronomer and mathematician, who became director of l'Observatoire de Paris and president of the l'Académie des Sciences, on the possibility of manned space flights and the use of earth orbiting artificial satellites for scientific and military purposes, with emphasis on ballistic and mechanical issues. Not in Ciancone. Covers a bit rubbed at edges, tiny chip from lower left corner of rear cover, a very good copy. (#135452)

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New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1947.. Octavo, original gray cloth stamped in black. First U.S. edition. Twelve short mystery stories featuring Hercule Poirot. Hubin (1994), p. 163. A tight, clean, very good copy. (#116807)

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LABRADOR DAYS: TALES OF THE SEA TOILERS ..

Grenfell, Wilfred Thomason

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Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1919.. Octavo, inserted frontispiece, original powder-blue cloth stamped in white. First edition. Grenfell, an English physician and advocate of the "muscular" Christianity so characteristic of the Victorian period, went to sea as a medical missionary and, after discovering the woeful conditions of people (including English emigres) in Labrador, Canada, devoted the rest of his life to building an impressive network of charitable institutions there. His writing, both of fiction and non-fiction, helped aroused support for his causes. Cloth dusty, else a very good copy. (#133409)

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[New York]: A New Directions Book, [1964].. Octavo, pictorial wrappers. Enlarged edition. New Directions Paperbook 186. Fiction, essays and parables selected from FICCIONES (1956), EL ALPH (1957), DISCUSIÓN (1957), OTRAS INQUISICIONES (1960) and EL HACEDOR (1960). The major early repository of Borges's short fantasy fiction. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-106. Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 5-34. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature III, pp. 1457-60. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 2008-12. Small private owner's name and address stamp on inside front cover. Cover edges rubbed, a sound, tight, good or better copy. (#160092)

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THE LAD AND THE LION ..

Burroughs, Edgar Rice

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Tarzana, California: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Publishers, [1938].. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-317 [318: blank] [319: ads] [320: blank], five inserted plates with illustrations by John Coleman Burroughs, original pebbled blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in orange, top edge stained red. First edition. Adventure fiction set in contemporary North Africa. The Lad and the Lion, a 1917 silent film made by the Selig Polyscope Company was the first motion picture based on a Burroughs story. Reginald 02287. Heins LL-1. A fine copy in fine first state (laminated) pictorial dust jacket with two closed tears, 15 mm at upper front spine fold and 17 mm at bottom rear spine fold. A superior example of the jacket. (#151380)

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THE LAD AND THE LION

Burroughs, Edgar Rice

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New York: Ballantine Books, [1964].. Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. Later edition. First printing of the Ballantine edition. Ballantine Books U2048. Adventure fiction set in contemporary North Africa. The Lad and the Lion, a 1917 silent film made by the Selig Polyscope Company was the first motion picture based on a Burroughs story. A fine copy. (#88629)

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