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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 inscription on front free endpaper. A very good copy with bright spine stamping and cl ... 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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Paris: Éditions Jules Tallandier, [1950].. Octavo, pp. [1-5] 6-256, Later printing. Vernian SF first published in 1926. Part of Tallandier's "Grandes Aventures et Voyages Excentriques" series. See Lofficier and Lofficier, p. 530 and Versins, p. 158, neither providing the correct publication date for the first edition. A very good copy. (#162944)

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LA DEMOISELLE DE LA MORT. ROMAN ..

Constantin-Weyer, Maurice

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Paris: Librairie des Champs-Élysées, [1936].. Octavo, pp. [1-9] 10-253 [254], original gray wrappers printed in black, all edges untrimmed. First edition. Wrappers dusty, a very good copy. (#162949)

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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 the half title page: "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, Germans, ... 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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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, all edges untrimmed. First edition. Signed inscription by Keller to Forrest J. Ackerman on recto of half title leaf: "To my friend Forrest J. Ackerman / David H. Keller M. D. / Copy 2 -- of autographed / edition sold in the / United States. / Oct. 14, 1936 / Underwood: 55 Broad St. Stroudsburg Pa." Three stories translated into French: "The Ivy War," "Stenographer's Hands" and "The Psychophonic Nurse." 2000 copies printed. Small chip from lower front corner of front cover, covers a bit dusty, spine panel lightly tanned, a very good copy. A nice association copy. (#163601)

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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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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 507 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. Some tanning to text block, spine ends a bit curled inward, a fine copy without dust jacket (as issued?) (#155230).

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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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