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Gifted Trust, Allen, John Paul
1 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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Harriet Marwood, Governess, Anonymous
2 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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Who are you, Linda Condrick?, Carlon, Patricia
3 Carlon, Patricia Who are you, Linda Condrick?
New York Soho 2002 1st Edition Advance Pictorial Wraps Fine No Jacket 
This outstanding mystery is an Advance Reader's copy published before the First Edition in August 2002. These advance reading copies are printed in very small quantities for the purposes of authors and publishers to check and correct anything that may need to be changed before the First edition is published. This advance copy is in Mass Market Paperback format and it is in Fine condition. No bumped corners, no creases to the spine and it has clearly never been read before. On a remote sheep station in the Australian Outback, a murder occurs and suspicion falls on the outsider, Linda Condrick. Is she really a stranger ror does she have her own secret motive for murder. A Great read. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Girl With a Pearl Earing, Chevalier, Tracy
4 Chevalier, Tracy Girl With a Pearl Earing
Norwalk CT Easton Press 1st Thus Full-Leather As New No Jacket as Issued Signed by Author
This As-New Signed volume is still in the Original publisher's Shrinkwrap. Anything that appears as markings or defects on the photo are only the result of scanning through the Shrinkwrap.This is The New York Times bestselling novel by the author of Remarkable Creatures and The Last Runaway. Translated into thirty-nine languages and made into an Oscar-nominated film, starring Scarlett Johanson and Colin Firth Tracy Chevalier transports readers to a bygone time and place in this richly-imagined portrait of the young woman who inspired one of Vermeer's most celebrated paintings. History and fiction merge seamlessly in this luminous novel about artistic vision and sensual awakening. Girl with a Pearl Earring tells the story of sixteen-year-old Griet, whose life is transformed by her brief encounter with genius . . . even as she herself is immortalized in canvas and oil. This beautiful book is bound in full-tooled leather with satin moiré endpapers, satin ribbon bookmark and 22kt gold on the spine. A COA is included The spine has raised bands in the style of classic bookbinding. Beautiful gilt designs ornament the front and back boards as well as the spine 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: 149.00 USD
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Patriot Games, Clancy, Tom
5 Clancy, Tom Patriot Games
New York Putnam 1987 1st Edition Advance Pictorial Wraps Near Fine No Jacket 8vo 
"Patriot Games" is Tom Clancy's third novel. This volume is a Very near fine copy of the Advance Reading Copy (ARC) to this international bestseller.The Lower front wrap has a slightly bent corner. Otherwise the book is beautiful and Very clean. Clancy's first novel was "The Hunt for Red October". It was published in 1984 and was an instant international bestseller, selling 350,000 hardcovers and 3,000,000 paperbacks. His second novel was "Red Storm Rising" which also became an international best seller. This copy of "Patriot Games" is the rare pre-first edition advance. Very few advances are printed making them more rare than First editions because they precede Them. It is in large Trade Paperback format and covered with a fine mylar book cover. This book is filled with the exceptional realism and authenticity that distinguished his first two books. Of course, the Hero Jack Ryan is back for our reading pleasure. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Dark Hollow, Connolly, John
6 Connolly, John Dark Hollow
New York Simon & Schuster 2000 First Edition Proof Trade Paperback Fine No Jacket 8vo 
From the author of 'Every Dead Thing'. Connelly's detective Charlie 'Bird" Parker returns to uncover a legacy of evil that has haunted Maine citizens for decades. Fine Proof copy published before the First edition. Proofs are printed before the First edition in very limited quantities and are always more rare than the First edition. Tight and unread. 
Price: 29.00 USD
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Valhalla Rising, Cussler, Clive
7 Cussler, Clive Valhalla Rising
Aliso Viejo Ca Cahill 2001 First Edition Limited/Numbered Slip-Case - Hard Cover As New No Jacket 8vo Signed by Author
This is a Fine First edition of another Dirk Pitt novel from the prolific Clive Cussler. It is a limited, signed edition issued by Cahill Publishing in July of 2001 one month before the publication of the first trade edition in August of 2001. There were 552 copies for sale of which this is #369. The volume is signed by Mr. Cussler on the Limitation Page. The boards are marbled in blue and the book resides in a decorative slipcase. The book is just beautiful and makes a great presentation. This is a brand new book and it has never been read. In the middle of its maiden voyage, a luxury cruise ship suddenly catches fire and sinks. What caused it? Why didn't the alarms go off? What was its connection to the revolutionary engines that powered the ship? Enter Dirk Pitt, who races to rescue the passengers and investigate the disaster, but he has no idea of the bizarre chain of events that are about to engulf him. This story is a Great tale of adventure and as a limited and numbered edition a rarity. A Fine addition to any collector's library. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 195.00 USD
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Spy Hook, Deighton, Len
8 Deighton, Len Spy Hook
New York Knopf 1988 First Edition Proof Trade Paperback Very Good+ No Jacket 8vo 
From the author of "The Ipcress File" and "Funeral in Berlin" comes another great book by the master of the Spy Novel, this is the first book of Deighton's Hook, Line, and Sinker trilogy in rare proof format. Fine Proof copy published before the First edition. Very slight toning to the rear wraps. Proofs are printed before the First edition in very limited quantities and are always more rare than the First edition. As are most proofs, this book is in Trade Paperback format. Any novel by Mr. Deighton will carry you along with a feeling of suspense that is astonishing. His proofs are quite scarce and this one is very collectible. He has produced many volumes and many of them are espionage thrillers. This book is no exception. A novel that you will enjoy reading 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Underworld - UK First Edition, Delillo, Don
9 Delillo, Don Underworld - UK First Edition
London Picador 1997 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 8vo 
From the author of Great Jones Street and The Body Artist comes a truly monumental work of modern literature. Underworld has been described as Don Delillo's greatest and most powerful work of fiction. The British firsts of this novel were published in much smaller quantities than the American First and thus are more difficult items to find. This First British Edition is in Fine condition as is its dust wrapper. The dustjacket is covered in a thick Mylar book protector. This volume is clean and tight. This is a large work of 827 pages.This beautiful book makes an outstanding presentation and will please even the most discriminating lover of fine literature. Mr. Delillo is the author of eleven novels and he has won the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction. He is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. This is an important work of literature and an essential for the Delillo collector. 
Price: 120.00 USD
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Underworld - US Proof, Delillo, Don
10 Delillo, Don Underworld - US Proof
New York Scribner 1997 First Edition Proof Pictorial Wraps Very Good+ No Jacket as Issued 8vo 
From the author of "Great Jones Street" and "The Body Artist" comes a truly monumental work of modern literature. Underworld has been described as Don Delillo's greatest and most powerful work of fiction. The Proof is in Very Good Plus to Near Fine condition and shows only a few creases to the spine showing that someone read the beginning of the proof. The book is protected by a clear mylar bookcovering. Otherwise it is clean and tight. This is a large work of 827 pages. Mr. Delillo is the author of eleven novels and he has won the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction. He is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. This is an important work of literature and an essential for the Delillo collector. 
Price: 99.00 USD
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Island of the Day Before, The, Eco, Umberto
11 Eco, Umberto Island of the Day Before, The
New York Harcourt and Brace 1994 First Edition Cloth Fine Near Fine 8vo 
From the author of The Name of the Rose and Foucault's Pendulum, this First trade US edition is in Very Fine condition. It was published by Harcourt and Brace in 1994. This novel is a romance of navigation and science in the mid-seventeenth century. This author is a giant of serious modern literature and is a true pleasure to read. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 59.00 USD
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Mrs Arris Goes to New York, Gallico, Paul
12 Gallico, Paul Mrs Arris Goes to New York
New York Doubleday 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
From the author of 'Mrs. Arris Goes to Paris' and many other fine works such as 'The Snow Goose' which were bestsellers when they were published. This Book is fine but for a small address sticker affixed to the top right corner of the ffep (Front Free Endpaper). The Dustjacket is about Very Good+ with a bit of shelfwear. The Back panel has a small Brentanos price sticker (very old). This is a humorous and enjoyable romp with Mrs. Arris in New York. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Nightmare Town, Hammet, Dashiell
13 Hammet, Dashiell Nightmare Town
New York Knopf 1999 First Edition Proof Wraps Near Fine No Jacket 8vo 
From the author of 'The Maltese Falcon" this proof contains twenty long unavailable stories. It is very rare to see a proof from an author of this caliber. Obviously published posthumously, this proof is in very good + condition with a small crease to the lower right corner of the front panel. Light creasing on the front and rear wraps but a really nice copy. Proofs are published in small quantities before the first edition and are therefore more scarce than the first edition. A man on a bender enters a small town and ends up unraveling the dark mystery of it's heart. Sam Spade confronts the darkness in the human soul while rolling his own cigarettes. In Hammet's first study for 'The Thin Man' John Guild takes on a murder case in which almost every witness may be lying. The proof appears to have never been read and despite some creasing it is very collectible. This is the author's third collection of Masterful stories clearly indicating the author's success. His most famous work is surely 'The Maltese Falcon". A Wonderful proof. 
Price: 59.00 USD
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Something Happened, Heller, Joseph
14 Heller, Joseph Something Happened
New York Knopf 1974 First Edition Cloth Very Good+ Very Good+ 8vo 
With the death of Joseph Heller in 1999 America lost one of it most beloved authors. This is an excellent copy of the First Edition of Something Happened, Joseph Heller's first novel after Catch-22. The book is in at least Very Good+ condition with just a hint of wear to the bottom edge and a touch of fading to the very extreme top of the boards. The text block is absolutely clean and the binding is tight. The red coating on the top edge, which so often is seen in a mottled state with this title, is almost perfect. All corners are square. The dustjacket is Very Good+ with no rips or tears and it is not price-clipped. It is still bright and very striking. There is a touch of shelf-wear to the extreme top of the spine panel but no paper is missing. There is the tiniest lean to the book that is virtually unnoticeable and can be leaned right back by hand. Published in 1974 by Knopf, this is one of the major works of twentieth century literature. Something Happened is different than Catch-22 in both substance and tone and it is but another example of the incredible talent of this writer. The story deals with a very disfunctional family and its patriarch's behavior. It is funny as well as poignant. Great copy. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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Swan Thieves, The, Kostova, Elizabeth
15 Kostova, Elizabeth Swan Thieves, The
New York Little Brown Company 2010 First Edition Cloth As New As New 8vo Signed by Author
From the author of 'The Historian' the most creative vampire story that I have ever read. This is a First edition and First printing of this wonderful novel. The book is signed on the title page. This offering is in Fine condition with all corners square and no bumps or dings. The dustjacket is also Fine and it is not price clipped. A beautiful book. This is a book about obsession and Art.. Andrew Marlow, a psychiatrist, has a perfectly ordered life--solitary, perhaps, but full of devotion to his profession and the painting hobby he loves. This order is destroyed when the renowned painter Robert Oliver attacks a canvas in the National Gallery of Art and becomes Marlow's patient. When Oliver refuses to talk or cooperate, Marlow finds himself going beyond his own legal and ethical boundaries to understand the secret that torments this silent genius, a journey that will lead him into the lives of the women closest to Robert Oliver and toward a tragedy at the heart of French Impressionism. Moving from American museums to the coast of Normandy, from the late nineteenth century to the late twentieth, from young love to last love and the losses of history, and with the power of art to preserve human hope. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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