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Burglars Can't Be Choosers
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Burglars Can't Be Choosers

by Block, Lawrence

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  • Fine
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Fine
Edition
First Edition 1st Printing
Binding
Hardcover
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New York, New York, U.S.A.: Random House, 1977. First Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 1977 Random House TRUE FIRST edition of the first Bernie Rhodenbarr mystery. SPECIALLY NUMBERED (323/1000) & SIGNED** on a pastedown card on the ffep. This copy is in FINE/NEAR FINE condition. The HB is super clean and unmarked. The DJ is not price clipped and the only wear is the merest of yellowing on the inside covers. A CLASSIC COLLECTIBLE! **BONUS** Receive the 2004 William Morrow First Edition of The Burglar on the Prowl also **SIGNED** by Block!
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China Trade

China Trade

by Rozan, S. J.

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  • Fine
  • Paperback
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Fine
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Paperback
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New York, New York, U.S.A.: St Martins Press, 1994. First Edition . Soft cover. Fine/No Jacket. 1994 St, Martin's Press Advance Uncorrected Proof **SIGNED** & Stamped on the title page. A great and very unique true first edition in original wraps and in FINE condition. There is a publicist's business card stapled on the inside cover otherwise there are no marks or wear at all. A beautiful FIRST of Rozan's FIRST mystery. **Brenbooks specializes in first edition mysteries, many signed.
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$175.00
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The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep

by Chandler, Raymond

  • Used
  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
First Thus
Binding
Hardcover
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Cleveland: The World Publishing Co., 1946. First Thus . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 1946 World Publishing Co. First "Motion Picture Edition." States First Printing June 1936 on the copyright page. Contains great black and white photos of Bogey, Bacall and the movie. This book is in VG+/VG condition . The HB is still dark green with vivid black and gilt lettering and design and clean throughout with darkening of the pages. The intact DJ is brightly illustrated with photos from the movie. There are some chips and scrapes on the covers and wear along the edges, corners and spine ends. A great collectible! **Brenbooks specializes in first edition books mde into movies.
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$200.00
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A Is for Alibi
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A Is for Alibi

by Grafton, Sue

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
First Edition 1st Printing
Binding
Hardcover
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Rockville, Maryland
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$1,450.00
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New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1982. First Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 1982 Holt, Rinehart Winston TRUE FIRST EDITION, FIRST Printing **SIGNED** directly on the front page. Though ex-library a very sold copy but with the usual wear including a very faded stamp at the top page edges. It is in VG/VG condition. The gray boards are very clean with very minor edge wear. a crease in the spine enad just a bit of a lean. Inside there has been reinforcement fo the endpages and a bit of wrinkling on the ffep. There is a white tape covering what was probably a library stamp not affecting any print. The text is clean and tight. The unclipped DJ shows very minor wear at the edges, corners and spine ends. Still an very rare true first!! **Brenbooks specializes in first edition mysteries, many signed! **BONUS** Receive the 1950 Rinehart First Edition of her father's 4th novel "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt" in Vg/Vg condition. It is beautifully **SIGNED & INSCRIBED**… Read More
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$1,450.00
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The Butcher's Boy

The Butcher's Boy

by Perry, Thomas

  • Used
  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
First Edition 1st Printing
Binding
Hardcover
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$225.00
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New York NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1982. First Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Fine. 1982 Scribner's TRUE FIRST EDITION with a full # line of Perry's Edgar Award mystery and first book. An ex-library copy beautiflly rebound in VG/NF condition with minimal markings. It is **SIGNED** on a pasted in label on the half-title page. The unclipped DJ shows virtually no wear save for a small faded section at the bottom spine end. *Bonus* Receive the First/First of Metzger's Dog in F/F condition but while unsigned by Perry it is signed by it's previous owner, Ethel Kennedy
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$225.00
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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

by Smith, Betty

  • Used
  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
First Edition 1st Printing
Binding
Hardcover
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Rockville, Maryland
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$3,750.00
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New York NY: Harper & Brothers, 1943. First Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 1943 Harper & Brothers True Stated First Edition with the 8-43 above and the D-S below. It has a **SIGNED, INSCRIBED & DATED** note tipped in: Dear Bizz, with love Betty Smith June 1960 Chapel Hill N. Car Condition: A VeryGood/Good copy and a true FIRST printing. The interior has browning on the end pages and inside boards. The DJ shows the $2.75 price and has chips, tears and minor missing fragments that affect only the title at the top of the spine. The DJ was split at the spine and it appears the DJ has been trimmed. The colors are still bright and we have repaired it and placed it in mylar. ***Brenbooks specializes in first edition books made into films.***
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$3,750.00
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Dreams From My Father
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Dreams From My Father

by Obama, Barack

  • Used
  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
First Edition 1st Printing
Binding
Hardcover
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Rockville, Maryland
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$7,500.00
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New York: Times Books, 1995. First Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Near Fine. 1995 Times Books TRUE STATED FIRST EDITION with typical Random House # line to "2." With a **SIGNED** card by PRESIDENT OBAMA ( and a 100% guaranteed COA). pasted onto the half-title page. Though ex-library this copy was clearly little circulated and has very minor markings: some stamps at the top page edges and 2 small stamps on the inside rear board. There is some color bleed at the base of the spine end on the rear board as well. Otherwise in VG/VG+ condition. The unclipped ( $ 23) DJ has been continuously wrapped so there is basically no wear . **Bonus** In addition receive an invitation to his First Inauguration on a 10x12 paper with raised gold seal. Plus both the Time magazine Special Commenmorative Edition of Obama's Inauguration & the 2009 five ties publ. First/First Official Inaugural Book in F/F MINT condition. A terrific set!
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$7,500.00
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The Bridge of San Luis Rey
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The Bridge of San Luis Rey

by Wilder, Thornton

  • Used
  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Rockville, Maryland
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$2,500.00
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London: Longmans Green & Co. Ltd, 1927. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 1927 Longmans, Green & Company TRUE FIRST EDITION, which preceded the US First Edition by a matter of days. A VG+/VG copy of this rare first made even more so by having a splendid **HANDWRITTEN SIGNED LETTER** by Mr. Wilder. The HB is very clean and tight with just some browning on the end pages. The unclipped DJ has a small piece missing from the upper spine end, not affecting the title. There are a few tiny other chips now in mylar and protected. A very strong copy and a wonderful combo! BONUS BOOK: A very early ex--library copy of "Our Town" which appears to be dated from April 5, 1938, two months after its Broadway premiere. Movie History Facts: Adapted for the screen three times: 1929 MGM Silent Film with Lili DAmita & Ernest Torrence (plus the legendary Lola Montes as a Spanish dancer) 1944 United Artists B&W Film with Lynn Bari & Akim Tamiroff 2004 New Line Cinema… Read More
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$2,500.00
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The Phantom Tollbooth
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The Phantom Tollbooth

by Juster, Norton

  • Used
  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
First Edition 1st Printing
Binding
Hardcover
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Rockville, Maryland
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$3,200.00
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New York, U.S.A.: Epstein & Carroll, 1961. First Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 1961 Epstein & Carroll FIRST EDITION ( distributed by Random House) **SIGNED** directly on the title page by both JUSTER & FEIFFER. A solid copy in VG+/G condition.. The deep blue boards with white lettering and illustrations have the merest of wear at the corners and spine ends. Inside the book there is only a very faint inscription at the top of the map page. The unclipped DJ shows a price of $ 3.95 crossed out and penned $ 3.19. I think this is a second state DJ with 5 brief reviews on the rear cover. There is some loss of color along the right edge of the front, some dirt on the rear and chips of color loss but overall a GOOD bright DJ! EXCEEDNGLY RARE WITH BOTH SIGNATURES! **BONUS** Also receive the very charming First Edition of the Dot and the Line 1963 Random House in VG/VG condition.
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A Firing Offense
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A Firing Offense

by Pelecanos, George P.

  • Used
  • near fine
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Near Fine
Edition
1st Edition 1st Printing
Binding
Hardcover
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Rockville, Maryland
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New York, New York, U.S.A.: St Martins Press, 1992. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 1992 St. Martin's press First/First of Pelecanos's first mystery. In NF/VG+ condition & a **SIGNED** label on the 1/2 title page. A most collectible copy of his first mystery
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A Streetcar Named Desire
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A Streetcar Named Desire

by Williams, Tennessee

  • Used
  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
1st Edition 1st Printing
Binding
Hardcover
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NY: New Directions, 1947. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Alvin Lustig. 1947 New Directions True First/First with a **SIGNED** card " (laid in) AND an unsigned 8 x10 publicity photo. These essential add-ons arel accompanied by a Certificate Of Authenticity. This rare copy is in VG+/VG condition. The HB has the name error on page 161 (Stella instead of Blanche). The HB is in beautiful condition with very minor wear at the edges, corners and no fading along the spine. The text and end papers have very minor yellowing. The DJ has the price $ 2.75. It has a small missing piece along the top spine end otherwise minor wear. Adapted into the classic 1951 film directed by Elia Kazan and starring Oscar WInners Vivien Leigh as Blanche, Kim Hunter as Stella, Karl Malden as Mitch, with Oscar Nominee Marlon Brando as Stanley. Followed by TV Films: 1984: Ann-Margret, Treat Williams, Beverly D'Angelo & Randy Quaid). 1995: Jessica Lange, Alec Baldwin, Diane Lane… Read More
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$3,500.00
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Crows Can't Count

Crows Can't Count

by Fair, A.A. (Erle Stanley Gardner)

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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$425.00
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NY: William Morrow and Company, 1946. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 1946 William Morrow True First/First of this early Gardner mystery written as A A Fair. In VG/Good condition. Not ex-library. With the HB having a bit of a lean and a previous owner name on the ffep. The unclipped DJ shows $ 2.00 and has wear and just a bit of paper loss at the edges, spine ends. and corners. Now repaired and placed in mylar.
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$425.00
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To Kill A Mockingbird
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To Kill A Mockingbird

by Lee, Harper

  • Used
  • near fine
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Near Fine
Edition
Book Club Edition 1st Printing
Binding
Hardcover
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$6,500.00
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NY: J. B. Lippincott, 1960. Book Club Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. This classic book is ***SIGNED & INSCRIBED*** by the author on the ffep (front free end paper): " To Jane Kansas with best wishes, Harper Lee." In addition this book contains a ***RARE & UNIQUE SIGNATURE*** of her sister Alice Lee, found on the dedication page. This is the 1960 J.P. Lippincott First Book Club Edition with a FIRST STATE Book Club Dust Jacket: The Truman Capote quote is located on the inside front, the Jonathan Daniels quote is on the rear inside cover, and Capote's photo of Lee is on the back cover. Condition: In NearFiine/VeryGood+ condition, The Hardback has the black board and yellow top stain with the merest of edge and corner wear. The Dust Jacket has very minor corner and spine end edge wear as well. **BONUS**: Receive the 2010 Harper First Edition/First Printing of "Scout, Atticus & Boo" by Mary McDonagh Murphy & **SIGNED** by the… Read More
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Bridge to Terabithia
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Bridge to Terabithia

by Paterson, Katherine

  • Used
  • near fine
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Near Fine
Edition
1st Edition 2nd Printing
Binding
Hardcover
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$395.00
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New York: Thomas Crowell, 1977. 1st Edition 2nd Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Donna Diamond. 1977 Thomas Crowell FIRST edition 2nd printing ( # line to 2) of Paterson's always RARE book. The book is ***SIGNED & INSCRIBED to a reader & DATED 11/9/1996,*** on a tipped-in card, located on the title page. A beautiful and hard-to-find copy with the author's inscribed signature makes it a great gift for any age and occasion. The hardback & spine is in Near Fine condition, with no marks, slant, stains. There is a trace of foxing on the front and rear end paper. The dust jacket is also in Near Fine condition. It is later state, when the book's publisher changed to HarperCollins. There is a faint discoloration near the edges but otherwise the DJ is clean and bright. Adapted successfully for film in 2007 by David Paterson and Jeff Stockwell, directed by Gabor Csupo, starring Josh Hutcherson, AnnaSophia Robb, Zooey Deschanel, and Robert Patrick.
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

by Rowling, J.K.

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  • as new
  • Hardcover
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  • first
Condition
As New
Edition
First Edition 1st Printing
Binding
Hardcover
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New York, New York, U.S.A.: Little, Brown and Company, 2000. First Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. As New/As New. Mary GrandPré. 2000 Levine Scholastic TRUE 1st Edition/1st Printing with full number line of the 4th Harry Potter saga. It is ***SIGNED*** by the author on the Title Page. There is documentation provided for the provenance of the signature. Condition: This copy is in AsNew/AsNew condition. The HB is very tight and square with no wear at all. The DJ is not price clipped and is mylar wrapped. A fine and rare collectible! Adapted by Steve Kloves for the 2005 Mike Newell directed film. Won the 2001 Hugo Award for Best Novel, amongst other honors. ***Brenbooks specializes in first edition books made into films.***
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