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Psychopath, Ablow, Keith
1 Ablow, Keith Psychopath
New York St. Martin's Press 2003 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 8vo Signed by Author
This volume is in Fine condition as is its dustjacket. The dustjacket is not price-clipped. Keith Ablow has signed this book directly on the first blank page. Forensic psychiatrist Frank Vlevenger confronts the ulitmate opponent. It is a serial killer who is also a brilliant psychiatrist, with an amazing ability to burrow into the deepest resesses of the human miond. A gripping tale. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Aiken's British Poets with Biographical and critical Prefaces, Aiken
2 Aiken Aiken's British Poets with Biographical and critical Prefaces
Philadelphia, PA Thomas Wardle 1831 Reprint Full-Leather Good No Jacket 8vo 
Here is a wonderful and extensive selection of the works of virtually all of the Great British Poets. The book contains over 800 pages and shows considerable wear since it was published in 1831, The first edition was published in 1820 so this is a very early printing. Each section on a particular poet is prefaced by a short biography of the man about to be read. Suffice it to say that this is a great book that has worn over time. Published in 1831 this volume is bound in full calf that is marred or scratched on both boards and the spine. Marbled endpapers are present with a small bookseller sticker in the top corner of the front pastedown. In parts of the book there is heavy foxing, in other parts the text is virtually clean. All edges of the book are marbled but very faded. This book is in good only condition only but it is solidly bound. It is not falling apart by a long stretch. It makes a marvelous volume to peruse at random or to research a particular poet. It's still a great book but it is not as pretty as we would sometimes like! 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Tower of London, The, Ainsworth, William Harrison
3 Ainsworth, William Harrison Tower of London, The
London Richard Bentley 1840 First Edition Full-Leather Near Fine No Jacket as Issued 8vo 
This exquisite volume was published by Richard Bentley in 1840, around the time that he was working with Dickens. Bentley also published the first edition of Oliver Twist. This volume is illustrated by George Cruikshank, the genius of 19th century literary illustrations. There are 40 full-page steel etchings as well as 58 woodcut illustrations. It is beautifully bound by Riviere in full red straight-grained morocco with green silk endpapers. The spine is very richly gilt in an ornate six compartment design with raised hubs. There is a little splitting of the silk at the inner joints but they are still quite solid. All edges are gilt and there is virtually no foxing to the fine textblock, even on the plates. The binding is tight and there is a previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown. The bookplate depicts a fellow sitting in his reading chair before a fireplace. There is gold decoration on the inner dentelles and this is a very handsome copy of this important volume. The book is in a beautiful custom-made slipcase of the finest leather and the inside of the slipcase is fully lined in a marbelled red. A mylar wrapper further protects the book within the case. In size, the book is a tall octavo and it is quite heavy. The novel itself is a work of fictionalized history and takes place in sixteenth century England. This writing format holds a twofold interest for the reader. Firstly, it tells a Romantic story and secondly, it tells a story that is partly true. The Tower of London also brings to the reader a lively description of one of the most famous structures in England. The story itself is concerned with the troubled reign of Queen Mary, one of the least understood by lovers of history and literature. This beautiful offering in it's Fine binding looks stunning on the shelf and will please any discriminating collector of Fine literature. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 850.00 USD
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Poetical Works of Mark Akenside M.D. - Two Volumes, Akenside, Mark
4 Akenside, Mark Poetical Works of Mark Akenside M.D. - Two Volumes
Edinburgh Apollo 1781 1st Thus Half-Leather Very Good No Jacket 32mo 
Mark Akenside was a British poet and Physician. He is best known for his poem 'The Pleasures of Imagination', an eclectic philosophical essay in poetic form. It was first published in 1744 in three books and a fourth book was added later. The whole poem was extensively revised and it finally appeared posthumously in 1772. These two small volumes are a later printing (1781) of this work from 1772. These books are classic 32mo in size which is quite small (3 1/4" wide by 5" tall"). They are bound in half calf over marbled boards. The spine labels are red morroco. The bindings are tight and the books are very readable. People liked these small books in those days, particularly for poetry, because you could carry them around in your pocket for travelling by land or sea. This is a two volume set that shows wear and some chipping to the spines, particularly on volume one. There is no foxing in the books and these collected poems are a delight to read. The gilt and labelling on the spines is still fully present on volume two. Volume one has a couple of small gilt lines that are not present. For a set that was published in 1781, these books are in very nice condition and these are very clean copies. The poems are written in blank verse derived from Milton and they were modeled on the Roman Poets Virgil and Horace. In the later poems of the collection Akenside adopted the Ode as his favorite poetic form. The odes are in volume two. A most interesting little set from a poet who was at one time made physician to the Queen. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 120.00 USD
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Great Illustrated Classics: Little Women, Alcott, Louisa May
5 Alcott, Louisa May Great Illustrated Classics: Little Women
New York Baronet Books 1989 Hard Cover As New No Jacket 8vo 
The Great Illustrated Classics series is a wonderful way to introduce young people to the classics. When young people are exposed to these classic titles they are very likely to seek out the original titles when they are older. So give the gift of a lifetime of reading. For young people aged about 7-12 they are really nice hardcover books that have many, many great hand drawn illustrations. About one full page picture every other page. Inexpensive and beautiful, all of these books are brand new and have never been read. 
Price: 8.95 USD
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Gifted Trust, Allen, John Paul
6 Allen, John Paul Gifted Trust
Duluth Georgia Biting Dog Press 2003 First Edition Trade Paperback As New No Jacket 8vo Signed by Author
Here is a wonderful addition to the genre of Horror novels. It is a First edition in the original wraps and is in the form of a large trade paperback. It is signed directly on the title page by the author, John Paul Allen, the editor, Nancy Collins, and the cover artist, Alan M. Clark. This is one of only fifty copies that were signed this way for promotional purposes. Also included with this volume is a publisher's promotional card that was issued for the first edition. The book is in as new condition and it has never been read. The plot deals with a head coach at an alternative high school in Texas. Few people realize that he is fighting the embraces of a dark side compelling him to fulfill its evil desires. The three main characters are separated by seven decades through the power of "Virago", whose indestructible evil manifests itself within each as it seeks domination of their souls. John Paul Allen takes us into a world where death only delays the inevitable. A journey of one soul through three lives brings us to a new level of horror. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 59.00 USD
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Mohop Mogande, Alpert, Stanley L.
7 Alpert, Stanley L. Mohop Mogande
New York Alpert's Bookery Inc. 1998 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 8vo Signed by Author
A man from India is brought by ambulance to the hospital. He was found naked and unconscious on a snow covered road in Vermont. He is apparently in a coma but his vital signs make no sense to the doctors. Thge hospital does not want to treat him because he has no insurance. A sympathetic nurse decides to take care of the man in her home. When the man whose name is "Mogande" awakes his mystical powers are illuminated (literally) and the doctors want to research this phenomenom. This story is a gripping account of that process and this man's wonderful powers. This book is in Very Fine condition with no flaws. It is not price-clipped. It is a First edition and First printing and it is Inscribed by the author on the title page. "To Pat/ It was a pleasure to meet you/ in Sugarloaf - I hope you/ enjoy my book" It is then signed and dated 9/3/01. A terrific read and a wonderful story. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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Comrades: Brothers,Fathers,Heroes,Sons,Pals, Ambrose, Stephan E.
8 Ambrose, Stephan E. Comrades: Brothers,Fathers,Heroes,Sons,Pals
New York Simon & Schuster 1999 First Edition Proof Wraps Near Fine No Jacket 8vo 
This proof is in new condition with all corners square , no creases to the spine, and a pristine textblock. Proofs are pre-first edition and as such are printed in very small quantities. They are given only to the author, the publisher, and book reviewers. Consequently the uncorrected proof is more rare than the First edition. Stephen Ambrose was a well known, if controversial, historian. He wrote 'Undaunted Courage' about the Lewis and Clark expedition as well as 'Citizen Soldiers' and 'D-Day' and 'Band of Brothers'. His writing style is fluid and expressive. This book appears to be a series of essays on the friendships which men try with difficulty to establish. Here you will find such figures as Eisenhower, Crazy Horse and Custer, Nixon, Patton etc. He talks of combat friends as well as brothers such as the Ambrose Boys, the Eisenhower Boys, and the Custer Boys. All-in-all this is a marvelous book on the friendships that males create as they go through their lives, An unusual and gripping read. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Remarks on the Review of Inchiquin's Letters, An Inhabitant of New England
9 An Inhabitant of New England Remarks on the Review of Inchiquin's Letters
Boston Samuel T. Armstrong 1815 First Edition Cloth Good No Jacket 8vo 
This treatise of 1815 is attributed to 'An Inhabitant of New England' and is addressed to 'The Right Honorable George Canning, Esquire'. George Canning was an active figure in English politics at the time and this work deals with the differences between England and America in terms of Problems, Morals, and Politics. It is a most interesting historical and sociological work and it is still in the original stiff paper covers. The hinges have been professionally reinforced and the book is solid. There is age toning throughout and there is also a pressed leaf encased in plastic that is probably from the period. Rough cut edges with some creasing and light staining throughout. Really, a remarkable little piece of very early American history. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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Harriet Marwood, Governess, Anonymous
10 Anonymous Harriet Marwood, Governess
New York Grove Press 1967 First Edition Cloth Near Fine Near Fine 8vo 
This title is an erotic classic from Grove Press. It is a first edition and first printing and is in fine condition. The dustjacket is also in fine condition and it is not price-clipped. A story of domination and submission. The early Grove Press books have over the years become quite scarce and collectible. This was a revolutionary publishing house that also worked with William Burroughs and the early beat writers as well as original and Victorian erotic writings. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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Exit Lady Masham, Auchincloss, Louis
11 Auchincloss, Louis Exit Lady Masham
Franklin Center PA Franklin Library 1983 First Edition Full-Leather As New No Jacket as Issued 8vo Signed by Author
Here is another beautiful Leather-Bound First edition from the Franklin Library. The volume is in Very Fine condition and I only removed it from its shrink-wrap to verify the signature. It is as tight and as clean as the day it was published in 1983. It is bound in Beautiful red leather with raised hubs on the spine and ornate gilt decoration on the spine and boards. The endpapers are marbled. The volume also has a bound-in satin bookmark. It contains a special introduction to this Edition written by Louis Auchincloss, which appears in no other edition of this title. The story of this book is set in England almost 300 years ago and is something of a departure for Mr. Auchincloss who is primarily known for books about the power elite of American business and society. Now he writes about an Englishwoman who rose, from being a laundress on a great estate, to be one of the confidantes and advisors of Queen Anne. It is a richly told story and a wonderful read. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 49.00 USD
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Rector of Justin, The, Auchincloss, Louis
12 Auchincloss, Louis Rector of Justin, The
Franklin Center PA Franklin Library 1977 1st Thus Full-Leather Near Fine No Jacket as Issued Signed by Author
Louis Auchincloss is one of the finest writers of twentieth century fiction and this is a book that is well worth owning and reading. Auchincloss considers this book to be his best and most people agree with him. The volume is one of the Franklin Deluxe Limited editions with the tissue guard protecting the signature of the author. It is bound in full brown leather with ornate gilt ornamentation to both boards as well as the spine. The spine has raised hubs in the tradition of classic bookbinding and there is a fine satin bookmark sewn-in to the book. This edition, published in 1977 by the Franklin Library, has gilt on all edges and it is just beautiful. There is a very slight dusting to the top-edge of the volume. It is in Fine condition and runs to 417 pages. I do not believe that the book has ever been read as it is so tight and pristine. It contains a special introduction from Mr. Auchincloss that appears in no other edition of this title. This offering also includes the 22 page booklet that accompanied the book on publication. This volume would make a wonderf gift for yourself or for a friend. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 120.00 USD
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Clan of the Cave Bear, The, Auel, Jean M.
13 Auel, Jean M. Clan of the Cave Bear, The
Norwalk CT Easton Press 1st Thus Full-Leather As New No Jacket as Issued 
New! This is the first volume of Jean Auel's monumental series known as Earth's Children. This is a beautiful Signed Edition of The Clan of the Cave Bear. Brand new and still in its original shrinkwrap. Bound in beautiful full leather and signed. A certificate of authenticity is laid inside the front cover as well as a notecard with a few words about the book. It is pristine. Here is the story of a people that call themselves The Clan of the Cave Bear. It is also, and most importantly, the story of Ayla, the girl the Clan found and raised and who was not like them. Her looks made her different and the Clan thinks that she is ugly. She has odd ways: she laughs, she cries and she has the ability to speak. This is the heroine of the Earth's Children series of novels and here her story begins. With exquisite detail of a world that might have been, the novel is filled with awesome mystery and magic and infused with the drama of human survival. Ayla has become one of the best-loved characters in contemporary fiction. This beautiful book is bound in full-tooled leather with satin moiré endpapers, satin ribbon bookmark and 22kt gold on the spine. The spine has raised bands in the style of classic bookbinding. Beautiful gilt designs ornament the front board, spine and rear board. The designs are tasteful gold animal designs that are appropriate to the story.The paper was made especially for this edition. The leather was cut entirely by hand. It has raised bands on the spine in the style of classic bookmaking. Published by Easton Press it is a volume of heirloom quality and will be treasured for generations to come. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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Regulators, The, Bachman, Richard (Stephen King)
14 Bachman, Richard (Stephen King) Regulators, The
New York Dutton 1996 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 8vo 
This novel was written by Richard Bachman which is a pseudonym for Stephen King. King wrote several other books under this name such as 'Thinner'. The novel is a First Edition and a First Printing with the number 0996 at the bottom of the inside front flap. It is in Near Fine condition with two very small spots on the front board. The corners are square and the textblock is pristine. There is a very, very, light pencil line to the bottom edge and it is almost invisible. The dustjacket is also very near fine and only shows some tiny shelf wear to the top of the spine panel. It will probably dissappear when I place the book in an archival Brodart protector before shipment. The dustjacket is not price-clipped. This is a great copy of this First Edition. They say that 'Richard Bachman' is 'Stephen King Without a conscience'. 'The Regulators' is the story of a suburban neighborhood in the grip of surreal horror. The mayhem rages around a darkened house lit fitfully from within by a flickering television screen. Inside, things have not been normal for a long time. By the time night falls on Poplar Street, the surviving residents will find themselves in another world. It is a world where anything, no matter how terrible, is possible, and where the regulators are on their way. How far they will go, and how they can be stopped are the desperate questions. The answers are absolutely terrifying. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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Jake and Mimi, Baldwin, Frank
15 Baldwin, Frank Jake and Mimi
Boston Little Brown Company 2002 1st Edition Advance Trade Paperback Fine No Jacket 8vo 
A dazzling erotic thriller about attraction, seduction, and murder. The First Edition Advance reading copy is published before the first edition in very small quantities making it more scarce than the first editon. Mimi is a young professional with a good job and a stable life. She also has a Fiance. That is until her attraction to the most notorious seduction artist at her office. Jake is that man. His attraction to MImi causes him to rethink his life's greatest pleasures: The art of the chase and the gleam of submission. There is also a third person in this mix who loves Mimi from afar. "Jake and Mimi" is a relentlessly plotted thriller that also explores the pleasures and limits of sex. It is very powerfully written and filled with erotic power. A rare kind of Thriller! Fine condition and great read! 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Coldheart Canyon, Barker, Clive
16 Barker, Clive Coldheart Canyon
New York Harper Collins 2001 First Edition Cloth Near Fine Near Fine 8vo 
From Clive Barker, Master of the Macabre, comes this novel of a Hollywood Haunting. This book is in fine condition with only a one very small and almost unnoticable bump to the lower right front board and a correspondingly small bump to the lower external corner in the rear. The dustjacket, which is not price clipped has a little creasing to the top of the spine panel and a tiny bit of shelfwear.There are over 50 songs titled after Clive Barker's books, characters and movies. This is a classic Haunted Mansion story that will please any aficionado of the deeply spooky! We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Coldheart Canyon -Signed, Barker, Clive
17 Barker, Clive Coldheart Canyon -Signed
New York Harper Collins 2001 First Edition Cloth Near Fine Near Fine Signed by Author
From Clive Barker, Master of the Macabre, comes this novel of a Hollywood Haunting. This Signed First Edition is new and unread. The book is in Fine condition but for two very small bumps to the lower corners which really do not detract. The dustjacket is also fine and shows the tiniest shelfwear to the upper spine panel. This book is signed directly on the title page by Clive Barker. There are over 50 songs titled after Clive Barker's books, characters and movies. This is a classic Haunted Mansion story that will please any aficionado of the deeply spooky! Please We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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Everville, Barker, Clive
18 Barker, Clive Everville
New York Harper Collins 1994 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New 8vo Signed by Author
Everville is subtitled 'The Second Book of the Art'. Clive Barker signed this book directly on the title page. The book is filled with Clive Barker's trademark mingling of wild fantasy, eroticism, and visionary horror. The novel takes you through a journey that will awe, arouse, and terrify in equal measure. This new reality will open doors for readers of Fantasy and Horror alike.The book is in Very Fine condition and it has never been read. It is tight and crisp. The covers are bright and beautiful. The dust jacket is also fine. It is not price-clipped and there are no tears or rips. This book makes a great presentation. It is a True First Edition from this Master of Horror. Clive Barker is a unique modern writer. Stephen King once said, "I have seen the future of horror and it is named Clive Barker". Everville promises to take its readers on a journey that will awe, arouse and terrify in equal measure. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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Galilee, Barker, Clive
19 Barker, Clive Galilee
New York Harper Collins 1998 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 8vo Signed by Author
Clive Barker has brought us so many wonderful books like 'Weaveworld' and 'Everville'. He has also written books for young adults that are not quite so scary but more in the fantasy line. This book is in near fine condition and would be rated fine but for a slightly bumped corner on the upper rear board (under the dustjacket). It does not detract from the book. This book is new and unread and it is signed directly on the title page by Clive Barker. The dustjacket is also in near fine condition with just a touch of shelfwear to the top of the spine panel. It is hard to notice. Galilee tells a complex and very entertaining tale. It is a large book with 571 pages and it is a terrific read as all Clive Barker books are. This is a beautiful copy and will give the reader much to enjoy. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Sacrament, Barker, Clive
20 Barker, Clive Sacrament
New York Harper Collins 1996 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo Signed by Author
Here is a beautiful offering for the Clive Barker collector. It is a signed copy of Sacrament that is in Fine condition. This is the first edition as well as the first printing. Sacrament is a novel unlike any other that Mr. Barker has written. It is neither horror nor fantasy but delves into both as Clive Barker tells a tale of a wildlife photographer who chronicles the fate of endangered species, including his own. It is a mystical work of fiction dealing with the future of our species and indeed, all species. However, this is not a treatise on ecology. It is fast paced and very well written. Clive's fans owe it to themselves to experience this sharply different tale of dreams and realities, of mysticism and adventure. This is a really fine copy of a most significant work. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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