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101 Conrad, Joseph Chance
London Folio Society 2001 1st Thus Slip-Case - Hard Cover As New No Jacket 8vo 
As New copy in As New slipcase. Blue pictorial cloth . Contains an introduction by Malcolm Bradbury and is illustrated by Francis Mosley. A beautiful presentation. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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102 Conrad, Joseph Rescue, The
New York Doubleday Page & Company 1920 First Edition Cloth Very Good+ No Jacket 
Joseph Conrad was truly one of the giants of literature in the 20th century. His novels Lord Jim and Heart Of Darkness are both literary landmarks. Mr. Conrad was a Master Mariner and his seafaring novels are marked by a distinctive prose style and are compounds of biting realism and Romanticism. He was considered to be a genius in the creation of atmosphere and character. This book is in beautiful unrestored condition. The book is bound in a a fine dark blue book cloth with gilt decoration. All the lettering on the spine is readable and the book is tight and clean. The book shows some minor shelfwear as well as some fading to the lettering on the spine. There are minor bumps to the lower outside extremity of the front board and a corresponding bump to the rear board. The book makes a nice presentation. This is a true classic of literature in the First Edition. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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103 Cook, Robin Shock
New York Putnam 2001 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 8vo Signed by Author
Robin Cook is the author of many Medical suspense novels and Shock is another fine example of his talent at work. Two women who are grad students respond to a campus newspaper ad that promises to solve their financial problems. The advertiser is an exclusive, highly profitable fertility clinic that is willing to pay top dollar to a few attractive, slim, athletic Ivy-League egg donors. With the money from the clinic the women's circumstances change dramatically. They splurge on an extended trip to Venice. When they return they cannot resist the urge to check out the fate of their donated eggs and they are stymied by the clinic's iron veil of secrecy. They discover some disturbing irregularities at the clinic and the truth they ultimately discover far exceeds the worst that they had imagined. This volume is in fine condition with all corners square and a perfectly clean text-block. The dustjacket is also fine but there is a small mark to the upper right of the front panel. It appears that someone removed some sort of price label. It is hard to see and will be virtually invisible when I place the book in a protective mylar wrapper before shipping. The dustjacket is not price-clipped. This is a terrific suspense story that will give the reader a lot to think about. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 49.00 USD
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104 Cook, Robin Vector
New York Putnam 1999 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo Signed by Author
Robin Cook is a Master of the Medical Suspense novel and all of his books will keep you on the edge of your chair. This is a novel of a bio-terrorist event in the United States. The unthinkable becomes frightening reality. Experts do not question whether such an attack will occur in the United States, they only question when it will occur. This is a gut-wrenching story. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 59.00 USD
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105 Cooper, Ben Blind Luck
Houston Tx Heritage Productions LTD 1998 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 8vo Signed by Author
This is a great novel from a relatively unknown but very skilled Texas author. The book is new and it has never been read. All corners are square and Mr. Cooper has signed and dated this book directly on the title page. If you like political humor, you will really enjoy this book. It is a darkly funny satire of Washington Politics and the Congress. Folks are killing Senators for the "Benefit" of the country. Very Fine. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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106 Cooper, James Fennimore Pilot, The - LEC
Baltimore, MD Limited editions club 1968 1st Thus Slip-Case - Hard Cover Fine No Jacket 4to 
The 1968 First Thus publication of this James Fenimore Cooper classic. Only Fifteen hundred copies were printed of which this is copy number 1454. Printed at the Garamond Press in Baltimore. This beautiful edition was designed by Peter Oldenburg. The volume was illustrated by Robert M. Quackenbush and it contains fine Woodcut Illustrations by him. The illustrator has signed the book on the limitation page. The book is bound in a Gorgeous titled cloth. The volume is in fine condition and it's matching slipcase is very good with some shelf-wear and some sunning. A lovely presentation. With the club newsletter laid in. The Limited Editions Club was founded in 1929. It was the creation of George Macy. Its purpose was to create very high quality versions of the classics that were also illustrated by the finest contemporary artists. All Limited Edition Club books are hand signed by the illustrators with a short description of the making of the book on the colophon in the rear of the volume. Only a few were published without a signature because the illustrator had passed away before publication. All LEC books come with a fine decorative slipcase and the great majority of them contain original fine art within.They are finely constructed books printed by the best printers and on fine paper.They are highly collectible. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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107 Cox, William R. Luke Short: Famous Gambler of the Old West
London Foulsham 1961 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo 
Sometimes I buy a book because of its striking dustcover and in this case its unusual story. The book itself is in near-fine condition with just a bit of foxing(light spotting) to the top edge. The fore-edge as well as the bottom edge are fine and clean. There is no foxing to the textblock and the book has some photographs included. There is very slight toning to the outside extremity of the ffep(First free endpaper). All corners are square and the book is a beautiful blue color that is unstained and unmarked. But it is the cool dustjacket that attracted me to this book. It is in Very Good+ condition and it is price-clipped at the bottom of the inside front flap. There is a tiny bit of shelf-wear to the extreme top of the spine and almost invisible miniscule wear to the outside corner extremities of the jacket. It's really hard to see. The back panel is slightly toned near the spine and there almost no soiling but for that. The book makes a great presentation and an unusual item. This is the story of the cool little man who came to be respected from Leadville to Laramie for dealing a square game and talking no nonsense. He fought along with the Earps and Doc Holliday at Dodge City and at the shootout in Tombstone. He had to fight his own war in Ft. Worth where he was acknowledged as the King of Gamblers. This is a vivid and dramatic story of a man whose life ended only when civilization had made gunplay and gambling to be seen as evil. A terrific book. We are Pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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108 Crais, Robert Voodoo River
New York Hyperion 1995 First Edition Proof Pictorial Wraps Near Fine No Jacket 8vo Signed by Author
This is an Advance Copy from the uncorrected Proofs. It is in Near Fine condition and shows only very minimal wear. Robert Crais has established Elvis Cole, his wisecracking private eye with a tough exterior but a warm heart, in the hearts and minds of mystery readers as well as reviewers. It is inscribed directly on the half-title page and the inscription reads: " For Amy, your store is the best! Thanks for a wonderful signing.". This is Robert Crais' 5th Elvis Cole novel. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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109 Crane, Stephen Red Badge of Courage - Manuscript Facsimile
Washington D.C. NCR Microcard editions 1973 First Edition Limited/Numbered Slip-Case - Hard Cover Fine No Jacket 4to 
This is a great offering for Stephen Crane fans as well as anyone that is engaged in bibliographic studies regarding this Great classic novel of the civil war. There are two quarto volumes here with a matching and labelled slipcase. The dimensions of the books are 11 1/4 tall by 7 3/4 wide. This is a Limited edition of 1000 copies of which this is number 762. Both volumes are in Very Fine condition and show no flaws. The slipcase is in Near Fine condition with a bit of wear to the spine label and a bit of a stain to the front slipcase label. The stain appears to have come from the red dye of the cloth that makes up the slipcase. All-in-all, this is a Very attractive set and it makes a great presentation. The first volume of the set is written by the world famous master of bibliography, Fredson Bowers. Mr Bowers literaraly wrote the textbook of bibliography that is the current authoritative manual:" Principles of Bibliographic Description". This first volume is entitled "Introduction and Apparatus". This first volume is a serious bibliographical study of the novel and the development of the manuscript. It includes a frontispiece color portrait of Stephen Crane. The second volume is the facsimile of the final draft of the manuscript in Stephen Crane's own handwriting. It shows his false starts and his changes. All of his "crossouts" and notes are present. It is truly a remarkable thing to see the development of this manuscript. These books can be used for study or for pleasure. You can actually read The Red Baadge of Courage exactly as Crane intended it to be. A beautiful set and a treasure of knowledge. We are pleased too send pictures on request. 
Price: 149.00 USD
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110 Crichton, Michael Great Train Robbery, The - UK
London Jonathan Cape 1975 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 8vo 
This is a fine copy of the First British edition of The Great Train Robbery. Michael Crichton is the author of The Andromeda Strain, Prey, Jurassic Park, and other international bestsellers. The book is beautiful with no bumped corners and it appears to be unread. The dustjacket is also fine and it is not price-clipped. There is a tiny price sticker in British Pounds sterling that is overlaid onto the original price on the flap below it. You can almost see through the small and professionally done sticker. The spine of the book is lettered in fine gilt and the gilt is still bright and beautiful. It is 1855 and Queen Victoria is firmly on her throne. War is raging in the Crimea and in London the most daring train robbery of the century has occurred. It is a Masterpiece of crime. Michael Crichton, with his unique documentary approach to the novel of suspense has here woven a superb narrative. This novel brings Victorian England to life! 
Price: 75.00 USD
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111 Crider, Bill Booked for a Hanging
New York St. Martin's Press 1992 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 8vo Signed by Author
This copy of 'Booked for a Hanging' is the true first edition and first printing. The book is in Fine condition and the gilt titling on the spine is very bright and new. The dustjacket, which is not price-clipped is in very near Fine condition. It shows the tiniest bit of shelfwear to the top and bottom of the spine panel. There is a slight residue at the bottom of the spine panel of an old price sticker but it could be easily removed. This novel is a bibliomystery and will be enjoyed by any booklover or collector. 
Price: 48.00 USD
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112 Cross, Amanda Edge of Doom
New York Ballantine Books 2002 First Edition Cloth As New As New 8vo Signed by Author
Here is a beautiful unread copy of another Kate Fansler mystery. The book is in Very Fine condition with no flaws to report. This is Amanda Cross' fourteenth novel. The book is signed by the author directly on the title page. The literary whodunits by Amanda Cross are a delight for readers who like their mysteries both Smart and suspenseful. Just when Kate Fansler thinks that life could not possibly hold any more surprises, she receives a phone call from Laurence, the eldest of her imperious brothers. He tells her that a strange man came to his office claiming to be Kate's father and it's quite possible that she is not a Fansler at all! Life-threatening secrets and lies emerge in this taut and very well-written book. We are pleased to sned pictures on request. 
Price: 49.00 USD
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113 Cussler, Clive Valhalla Rising
New York Simon & Schuster 2001 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine Signed by Author
This is a Fine First edition of another Dirk Pitt novel from the prolific Clive Cussler. It is signed by Mr. Cussler directly on the title page and it makes a great presentation. 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 book has never been read and although the dustjacket does not scan well due to its colors. The book shows only the tiniest bit of shelfwear and is otherwise perfect. A Great tale of adventure. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 99.00 USD
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114 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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115 de Sade, Marquis 120 Days of Sodom
New York Grove Press 1968 First Edition Cloth Near Fine Very Good 8vo 
It was from the Marquis de Sade that the word "Sadism" was derived. This is the first Grove edition of The 120 Days of Sodom and other writings. It is also the first printing. The book contains introductions by Simone de Beauvoir (The Second Sex) and Pierre Klossowski. The volume is large at 799 pages and the book itself shows a slight bump to the corner of the upper right front board and some minor shelfwear to the top of the spine. The dustjacket is not price-clipped and shows some slight shelf-wear and there is a chip to the upper left rear panel. There are also a couple of very small spots to the front edge. This is a very nice copy of a major classic of literature. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 140.00 USD
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116 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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117 Delillo, Don Body Artist, The
London Picador 2001 First Edition Proof Pictorial Wraps Fine No Jacket 8vo 
From the highly collected Don Delillo comes an amazing new novel. This is the United Kingdom Proof. The Body Artist is a haunting, beautiful and profoundly moving novel from one of the finest writers of our time. This lovely little book is in Fine condition. Many of Mr. Delillo's works, such as Great Jones Street, have been published in very small printings and are rare in their own right. Mr. Delillo is truly one of our most brilliant authors and this large book is simply a Masterpiece. It is also an important book as well as being really, really entertaining. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 99.00 USD
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118 Delillo, Don Body Artist, The
Scribner 2001 First Edition Proof Original Wraps No Jacket 8vo 
From the highly collected Don Delillo comes an amazing novel. This is the American proof that was published by Scribner in 2001. The Body Artist is a haunting, beautiful and profoundly moving novel from one of the finest writers of our time. This lovely little book (125 pages) is in Very Fine condition. This is the rare offering because the proof was reportedly published in a very small printing and is highly sought by collectors. Many of Mr. Delillo's works, such as Great Jones Street, have been published in very small printings and are rare in their own right. This novel is so well written that it promises to become a modern classic. We are pleased to send pictrures on request. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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119 Delillo, Don Underworld - UK Proof
London Picador 1997 First Edition Proof Original Wraps Near Fine No Jacket 8vo 
This is the UK Proof. 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. This Proof is in near Fine condition and shows no creases to the spine and no rips or tears. 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. Mr. Delillo is truly one of our most brilliant authors and this large book is simply a Masterpiece. It is also an important book as well as being really, really entertaining. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 99.00 USD
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120 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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121 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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122 Desai, Kiran Inheritance of Loss, The
Norwalk CT Easton Press 1st Thus Full-Leather As New No Jacket as Issued 8vo Signed by Author
This is a new book and it is still in the original publisher's shrinkwrap. The book is signed by the author on the limitation page as well as on the certificate of authenticity. There are no flaws. When a state such as Nepal, located in the northeast corner of India, undergoes numerous movements to achieve independence, It affects the lives of countless people. Some are adamant enough about the cause to participate in insurgencies, while others simply want to be left alone. This is the explosive setting that Kiran Desai has selected for her second novel, This is the story of a Cambridge-educated judge living in Kalimpong, at the foot of the Himalayas, with his orphaned teenage granddaughter, Sai, and his cook. Sai is in love with her Nepalese tutor, Gyan. He has his mind on the current insurgency of the mid-1980's and their household with it's hunting rifles and English biscuits, is an obvious target. Meanwhile, the cook's son, Biju, works in a variety of greasy Manhattan restaurants as an illegal alien. Sometimes funny and often serious, the novel deftly shifts between these third and first worlds while exploring the themes of nationhood, globalization, multiculturalism, class, inequality and terrorism. The novel is a wonderful read and is just beautiful in it's leather binding. This beautiful book is bound in full-tooled deep red 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 as well as the back boards. 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. It includes a certificate of authenticity and a descriptive card laid in with biographical information as well as a few words about the book itself. Published by Easton Press it is a volume of heirloom quality and will be treasured for generations to come. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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123 Dickens, Charles Dombey and Son - Two Volumes
New York Limited editions club 1957 1st Thus Slip-Case - Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket . Signed by Illustrator
Dombey and Son is one of the great classics of Charles Dickens and it is my personal favorite. It appeared after Martin Chuzzlewit and was an effort by Dickens to regain popularity he had lost with the publication of his previous novel. The novel is also a landmark in Dickens' work in that he placed the story at a higher social level than his previous novels. The story involves the downfall of a dignified and pompous merchant and his learning of the power of love as opposed to the lesser power of money. This is a beautiful set from the Limited Editions Club. Both volumes are in very good condition but for some slight fading to the spines. The slipcase shows moderate wear and there is a tear at the top panel along with some shelf-wear. The slipcase in general is somewhat sunned and worn but It still protects the books very well. There were only 1500 copies of this edition printed in 1957 of which this is number 1498. The illustrations were drawn by Henry C. Pitz who signed the book on the colophon. The color plates were reproduced by George C. Miller. The endpapers are illustrated with the same pattern used for the slipcase. A wonderful and very compelling novel. The Limited Editions Club was founded in 1929. It was the creation of George Macy. Its purpose was to create very high quality versions of the classics that were also illustrated by the finest contemporary artists. All Limited Edition Club books are hand signed by the illustrators with a short description of the making of the book on the colophon in the rear of the volume. Only a few were published without a signature because the illustrator had passed away before publication. All LEC books come with a fine decorative slipcase and the great majority of them contain original fine art within.They are finely constructed books printed by the best printers and on fine paper.They are highly collectible. 
Price: 195.00 USD
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124 Dickens, Charles Great Illustrated Classics: David Copperfield
New York Baronet Books 1992 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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125 Dickens, Charles Great Illustrated Classics: Great Expectations
New York Baronet Books 1992 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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126 Dickens, Charles Great Illustrated Classics: Oliver Twist
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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127 Dickey, James Whole Motion, The
Hanover NH Wesleyan Poetry 1992 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo Signed by Author
This book is a career spanning collection by a National Book Award winner who John Updike calls 'the high flier of American Poets'. For over five decades, James Dickey has been one of the nation's most important poets and a prominent man of letters. The New York Times has declared that 'Dickey continues to extend his vision as a major American poet". 'The Whole Motion' collects Dickey's work into a single volume. There are 235 poems ranging from his first book,'Into the Stone' to 'The Eagle's Mile which was a triumphant success and a bold and innovative departure from his traditional verse. The book is in Very Fine condition with no bumps or soiling. It looks new. This is a First edition and First printing. It is inscribed on the half-title page and it reads 'To James from James Dickey' all written in his flamboyant style. The dustjacket is also Fine and it is not price-clipped. There is no price because this is a university publication and they very rarely list prices. The dustjacket is whole and beautiful. This is the ultimate book for the James Dickey reader and will be enjoyed for generations. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 195.00 USD
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128 Dickey, James Eagle's Mile, The
Hanover NH Wesleyan Poetry 1990 1st Thus Soft Cover Near Fine No Jacket 4to 
This offering from James Dickey, the author of 'Deliverance' is the first paperback edition after the hardcover first. It is in trade paperback format and is a small quarto. The book contains many examples of Dickey's poetry. Dickey is primarily a poet and if you have only read his novel you are missing much of the power and lyricism of his writing. This book is in very near-fine conditon and is a fairly scarce offering. There is some very minor turning of the front wrap at the outside corners. They are very, very small and really do not detract. John Updike calls Dickey the "High Flier of American Poets, in 'The Eagle's Mile' he is flying higher than ever, so high the earth is reduced to its elements, its essential radiance" An inspiring work of poetry.. 
Price: 59.00 USD
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129 Dickey, James Enemy From Eden, The
California Lord John Press 1978 First Edition Decorative Cloth As New No Jacket 8vo Signed by Author
The Enemy from Eden is written by James Dickey and Illustrated by Ron Sauter. Dickey is one of our most prolific Poets but is probably best known for his novel 'Deliverance'. This volume is written in prose but in very Poetic form. It is comprised of a series of vignettes that are beautifully illustrated. It is bound in a lovely colored pattern that is reminiscent of Marbled Antique endpapers. The title and author are printed in gilt on the front board. This First edition was limited to 275 copies of which this volume is number 183. The paper is made of Vicksburgh Vellum and the book was designed and printed by Grant Dahlstrom for the Lord John Press. It is a very fine and collectible book. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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130 Dimaggio, Joe Joe Dimaggio Albums, The
New York Putnam 1989 First Edition Slip-Case - Hard Cover Fine No Jacket 4to 
Here is a really impressive First Edition set for the lover of beautiful books, the lover of baseball, or just the lover of Joltin' Joe DiMaggio! These two folio sized volumes contain hundreds of articles, photographs and just about anything else that you can imagine pertaining to the Fantastic career and life of Joe DiMaggio. From newspaper articles from the time, to many photos covering all stages of his career, these books cover it all. Both volumes are in very fine condition. The slipcase has a pictorial pastedown photo of Joe in his younger years. Mr. DiMaggio himself contributed to this set by writing the introduction and commentaries. Extra postage will be required for this very large set. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 145.00 USD
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131 Doctorow, E. L. Billy Bathgate - Proof
New York Random House 1989 First Edition Proof Wraps Fine No Jacket 8vo 
Published in 1989 and developed into a major motion picture this novel has a timeless quality in its themes and beauty. This uncorrected proof is in fine condition in bright yellow wraps. The proof shows very light shelfwear on the bottom edge. "Billy Bathgate" has been referred to as an urban Tom Sawyer. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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132 Doctorow, E. L. Billy Bathgate
New York Random House 1989 First Edition Cloth Very Good Very Good+ 8vo 
Here we have E.L. Doctorow`s Billy Bathgate in the First Edition and First printing. Published in 1989 and developed into a major motion picture this novel has a timeless quality in its themes and beauty. This volume has a very light ownership stamp on the top right corner of the front endpaper. It is by no means prominent. There is also a single crease to the spine. Having said that, the book is in wonderful shape. The dust jacket is near fine with only very slight wear to the top of the spine. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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133 Dodge, Mary Mapes Great Illustrated Classics: Hans Brinker
New York Baronet Books 1994 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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134 Donnelly, Shannon Great Illustrated Classics: Heroes of America: Eleanor Roosevelt
New York Baronet Books 1996 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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135 Dozois, Gardner ED. Supermen - Tales of the Posthuman Future
New York St. Martins Griffin 2002 First Edition Proof Trade Paperback Fine No Jacket 8vo 
This beautiful proof is a Science-fiction anthology highlighting mind-expanding stories of the future of the human form. Many fine authors including Poul Anderson, Roger Zelazny, Robert Silverberg and many more. Twenty six fine stories. 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.The book is edited by Gardner Dozois who has also been editing 'The Years Best Science Fiction' for a number of years. These are the most respected anthologies in the Sci-Fi world. The book is tight and unread and will please any fan of great Science Fiction. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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136 Dreiser, Theodore An American Tragedy - LEC
New York Limited Editions Club 1954 1st Thus Slip-Case - Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket 4to 
A beautiful production from the Limited Editions Club. Of 1500 copies printed, this is #599. The slipcase is moderately sunned and there is paper wear and loss to the top of the spine left corner. It also has a slight bump on the rear board at the bottom and there is a small scratch there as well. Beautiful book with a slipcase that shows its age. This title is unusual in that it is not signed by the illustrator. The colophon states that "The illustrations are the final work of Reginald Marsh and are issued posthumously: For that fine artist died on July 4th, 1954". A beautiful copy of a great work. The Limited Editions Club was founded in 1929. It was the creation of George Macy. Its purpose was to create very high quality versions of the classics that were also illustrated by the finest contemporary artists. All Limited Edition Club books are hand signed by the illustrators with a short description of the making of the book on the colophon in the rear of the volume. Only a few were published without a signature because the illustrator had passed away before publication. All LEC books come with a fine decorative slipcase and the great majority of them contain original fine art within.They are finely constructed books printed by the best printers and on fine paper.They are highly collectible. 
Price: 160.00 USD
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137 Drury, Allen Advise and Consent
Franklin Center PA Franklin Library 1977 1st Thus Full-Leather Near Fine No Jacket as Issued 8vo Signed by Author
This Limited Deluxe edition from The Franklin Library is one of the more difficult Franklin Signed editions to find. The volume is one of the Franklin Deluxe Limited editions with the tissue guard protecting the signature of Allen Drury. It is bound in full 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 the book has never been read. However,it was previously owned by an elderly lady who while respecting the books, did not store them properly and thus there is some mottling of the gilt to the fore-edge and the top edge is slightly dusted. Otherwise the book is in Fine condition. This volume runs to 714 pages.It contains a special introduction from Mr. Drury that appears in no other edition of this title. This offering also includes the 22 page booklet that accompanied the book on publication. Allen Drury was a premier political novelist of the twentieth century. Advise and Consent, first published in 1959 is his first work of fiction.It was a national bestseller for two years and it was adapted for stage and screen. Drury's story is of the very human people behind the great events of government. This novel has captured America's imagination in a way equaled by few books in our country's history. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 149.00 USD
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138 Dufresne Deep in the Shade of Paradise
New York Norton 2001 1st Edition Advance Trade Paperback Near Fine No Jacket 8vo 
John Dufresne is an extraordinary and lyrical storyteller who has been compared to John Irving and William Faulkner. Here he reinvents 'A Midsummer Nights Dream' in the lush bayou's of Louisiana, The same geographical area as James Lee Burke writes about. It makes for very interesting characters. An Advance reading copy is published before the first edition in very small quantities and is therefore more scarce than the first edition. There is a precinct deep in the Louisianna swamp with the unlikely name of 'Shiver-de-Freeze' which is famous for its varied and unusual animals as well as its healing waters. At 'Paradise' the family's ancestral home a wedding is about to take place. But all is not peaceful in the days coming up to this affair.The Grooms cousin is deeply in love with the bride-to-be and the courtship continues even as the cousin's father fights alzheimers. The father realizes his love for the mother of the bride. Just when it seems that the groom must resign himself to a long period of bachelorhood, a recent lover of his comes to town. This book is filled with a cast of beautifully drawn and lively characters. There are quite a few characters here and the complications that ensue when they get together are wonderfully described by Dufresne's sensitivity regarding imagination, love, and memory. Deep in the shade of paradise is a compelling read and Dufresne is one of our finest authors. 
Price: 39.00 USD
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139 Dumas, Alexandre Great Illustrated Classics: The Count of Monte Cristo
New York Baronet Books 1992 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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140 Dunning, John Booked to Die
London Allison and Busby 1993 1st Thus Mass Market Paperback Fine No Jacket 12mo Signed by Author
First UK paperback edition signed by the author. There is a turned corner on front panel to the lower right. Otherwise it is beautiful. This is a Fine copy of this most interesting bibliomystery. Anyone who is a book collecter or who aspires to be one will truly enjoy this book. Dunning has a great way of writing and explaining much about the pursuit of rare books while giving us a suspensefull mystery to enjoy along with the information about being a book scout. The book is funny, suspenseful, and informative as are his other wonderful works of fiction. Mr. Dunning was once a rare book dealer in Colorado and is known for his wonderful and suspense filled bibliomysteries which are stories of book collecting and the book trade. It's a great story. 
Price: 49.00 USD
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141 Dunning, John Bookman's Wake
New York Scribner 1995 1st/2nd Printing Cloth Near Fine Near Fine 8vo Signed by Author
The Bookman's Wake is another bibliomystery and the sequel to Booked to Die. Denver rare bookman Cliff Janeway is back. This book is in near Fine condition with a bump to the lower right corner of the front board. The dust jacket is also near fine and only shows slight shelf-wear. It is not price-clipped. Mr. Dunning has inscribed this volume directly on the title page. It reads 'Best to You, Mike' and it is then signed. Collectors will actually learn something about the rare book business while reading about the adventures of Cliff Janeway in Mr. Dunning's books. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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142 Dunning, John Bookman's Wake
New York Scribner 1995 1st Edition Advance Trade Paperback Very Good+ No Jacket 8vo 
Here is the Advance Reading Copy of the bestselling "Bookman's Wake". It was published pre First edition.The Bookman's Wake is another bibliomystery and the sequel to Booked to Die. Denver rare bookman Cliff Janeway is back! This book is in excellent condition and it has never been read. This is also a great book to read. Collectors will actually learn something about the rare book business while reading about the adventures of Cliff Janeway in Mr. Dunning's books. They will also, of course, be highly entertained. If you are a booklover and have not read one of Dunning's bibliomysteries you are really in for a treat! We are please to send pictures on request. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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143 Dunning, John Two O'Clock Eastern Wartime
New York Scribner 2001 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 8vo Signed by Author
John Dunning's Two O'clock Eastern Wartime is an exciting departure from his highly acclaimed bibliomysteries. This beautiful book is in fine condition. The dust jacket is also perfect and it is not price-clipped. Mr. Dunning has signed the book directly on the title page and it is a fine signature. From the author of Booked To Die and The Bookman's Wake comes a riveting new thriller that takes us back to the summer of 1942, when radio was in its prime and when daylight savings time gave way to "wartime". It tells the story of an intense group of radio artists at WHAR, a station on the New Jersey coast. Into the community comes a thrilling mystery. John Dunning weaves a beautiful as well as suspenseful Tale that will carry you forward to the last page. Mr. Dunning was a Rare Book dealer in Denver for many years and has wonderful insights into the world of book collecting and selling which he used to great advantage in his bibliomysteries. This work is sure to please and would make a wonderful gift for any booklover. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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144 Dunning, John Two O'Clock Eastern Wartime - arc
New York Scribner 2001 1st Edition Advance Wraps Fine No Jacket 8vo Signed by Author
John Dunning's latest book is an exciting departure from his highly acclaimed bibliomysteries. This Arc is in fine condition and is inscribed by the author "For Judith, Best Wishes" and then signed. From the author of Booked To Die and The Bookman's Wake come a riveting new thriller that takes us back to the summer of 1942, when radio was in its prime and when daylight savings time gave way to "wartime". It tells the story of an intense group of radio artists at WHAR, a station on the New Jersey coast. Into the community comes a thrilling mystery. Mr. Dunning was a Rare Book dealer in Denver for many years. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 89.00 USD
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145 Dunning, John Two O'Clock Eastern Wartime - ring
New York Scribner 2001 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 8vo Signed by Author
John Dunning's latest book is an exciting departure from his highly acclaimed bibliomysteries. This beautiful book is in fine condition. The dust jacket is also fine. This is the "Fingerprint Edition". There were 2500 Fingerprint copies printed. Each copy has one of Mr. Dunning's fingerprints in it on a special page that basically, but with humor, explains these books. This copy has Dunning's ring fingerprint, which is said to have been 20% of the total printing making this one of the more difficult ones to find. Mr. Dunning has signed the book directly on the fingerprint page. From the author of Booked To Die and The Bookman's Wake come a riveting new thriller that takes us back to the summer of 1942, when radio was in its prime and when daylight savings time gave way to "wartime". It tells the story of an intense group of radio artists at WHAR, a station on the New Jersey coast. Into the community comes a thrilling mystery. Mr. Dunning was a Rare Book dealer in Denver for many years. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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146 Dunning, John Two O'Clock Eastern Wartime - thumb
New York Scribner 2001 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 8vo Signed by Author
This beautiful book is in fine condition. The dust jacket is also Fine. This is the 'Fingerprint Edition'. There were 2500 Fingerprint copies printed. Each copy has one of Mr. Dunning's fingerprints in it on a special page that basically, but with humor, explains these books. This copy has Dunning's thumb fingerprint, which is said to have been 30% of the total printing. Mr. Dunning has signed the book directly on the fingerprint page. From the author of Booked To Die and The Bookman's Wake come a riveting new thriller that takes us back to the summer of 1942, when radio was in its prime and when daylight savings time gave way to 'wartime'. It tells the story of an intense group of radio artists at WHAR, a station on the New Jersey coast. Into the community comes a thrilling mystery. Mr. Dunning was a Rare Book dealer in Denver for many years and has wonderful insights into the world of book collecting and selling which he used to great advantage in his bibliomysteries. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 99.00 USD
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147 Dunning, John Two O'Clock Eastern Wartime - index fingerprint
New York Scribner 2001 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 8vo Signed by Author
John Dunning's latest book is an exciting departure from his highly acclaimed bibliomysteries. This beautiful book is in fine condition. The dust jacket is also fine. This is the 'Fingerprint Edition'. There were 2500 Fingerprint copies printed. Each copy has one of Mr. Dunning's fingerprints in it on a special page that basically, but with humor, explains these books. This copy has Dunning's index fingerprint, which is said to have been 35% of the total printing. Mr. Dunning has signed the book directly on the fingerprint page. From the author of Booked To Die and The Bookman's Wake come a riveting new thriller that takes us back to the summer of 1942, when radio was in its prime and when daylight savings time gave way to 'wartime'. It tells the story of an intense group of radio artists at WHAR, a station on the New Jersey coast. Into the community comes a thrilling mystery. Mr. Dunning was a Rare Book dealer in Denver for many years. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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148 Dunning, John Two O'Clock Eastern Wartime - ring fingerprint
New York Scribner 2001 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 8vo Signed by Author
John Dunning's latest book is an exciting departure from his highly acclaimed bibliomysteries. This beautiful book is in fine condition. The dust jacket is also fine. This is the "Fingerprint Edition". There were 2500 Fingerprint copies printed. Each copy has one of Mr. Dunning's fingerprints in it on a special page that basically, but with humor, explains these books. This copy has Dunning's ring fingerprint, which is said to have been 20% of the total printing making this one of the more difficult ones to find. Mr. Dunning has signed the book directly on the fingerprint page. From the author of Booked To Die and The Bookman's Wake come a riveting new thriller that takes us back to the summer of 1942, when radio was in its prime and when daylight savings time gave way to "wartime". It tells the story of an intense group of radio artists at WHAR, a station on the New Jersey coast. Into the community comes a thrilling mystery. Mr. Dunning was a Rare Book dealer in Denver for many years. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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149 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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150 Eggleston, George Cary American War Ballads and Lyrics- 2 Vols
New York Putnam 1889 First Edition Decorative Cloth Very Good+ No Jacket 16mo 
This is a most interesting two volume set. It was published in 1889 and contains lyrics from all the way back to the revolutionary war. Later the two volumes were combined into one. This is the original format.This is the First edition and the two volumes are bound in a highly decorated cloth with gilt decorations both on part of the boards and on the spines. The books reside in a custom slipcase that was made for them and they make a great presentation. Each volume has its own mylar wrapper within the case. There is a previous owner's signature on the ffep (Front free endpaper) of both volumes but it is not large and really does not detract. The texts are absolutely clean and contain no foxing. There is some rubbing to the boards but it is primarily on the perimeters. These books are 16mo in size and they look like little quartos. The dimensions are 4 1/2" wide and 5 3/4" tall. There is a little creasing to the first few pages of volume two but it is very small and only affects the top couple of inches of the leaves. There is a full table of contents for each volume and these books will be loved by collector's that love poetry, music, or history. The books are historically significant. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
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151 Eliot, George Silas Marner - LEC
New York Limited editions club 1953 1st Thus Slip-Case - Hard Cover Fine No Jacket 4to . Signed by Illustrator
George Eliot was the pen-name for Mary Ann Evans who was also frequently known as Marion Evans to her friends. She was also the author of The Mill on the Floss, Felix Holt, Daniel Deronda, and a number of other wonderful novels. Her writing is exquisite and Silas Marner is one of the great classics in the history of Western literature.1st Thus. Signed by Ilustrator, The book is in Fine condition, The slip-case is somewhat stained and the label on the slipcase is beginning to loosen from the left side. Beautiful LEC in Good only slipcase. The Limited Editions Club was founded in 1929. It was the creation of George Macy. Its purpose was to create very high quality versions of the classics that were also illustrated by the finest contemporary artists. All Limited Edition Club books are hand signed by the illustrators with a short description of the making of the book on the colophon in the rear of the volume. Only a few were published without a signature because the illustrator had passed away before publication. All LEC books come with a fine decorative slipcase and the great majority of them contain original fine art within.They are finely constructed books printed by the best printers and on fine paper.They are highly collectible. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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152 Eliot, George Felix Holt: The Radical
London William Blackwood and Sons 1866 First Edition Half-Leather Very Good+ No Jacket 8vo 
George Eliot was one of our finest 19th century novelists. She was also responsible for Silas Marner as well as The Mill on the Floss. The is a gorgeous three volume set of the First edition of Felix Holt: The Radical. The volumes are in half-leather over marbled boards and the endpapers are marbled as well. The spines are finely and intricately decorated in gilt and all of the edges are marbled. The textblocks are absolutely clean with no foxing and the book is printed on woven paper. There is a very small bit of soiling to the half-title and the verso of the ffep in volume two but it does not detract at all. The books are individually paginated. The leather presentation case was built by my binder and is of the highest quality leather. Each volume resides in its own mylar wrapper within the slipcase. This is a stunning set. The novel's plot revolves around a political election in a rural area of England at the time of the reform bill of 1832. This novel provides a vivid picture of the society of the times. The writing, as with all of George Eliot's major works,is exquisite. All classes of society are included in a thorough portrait of English rural life. Ther novel hinges on character and the characters are very skillfully presented. It also contains such Dickensian devices as an unknown ancestry and a strange will. The romantic hero and heroine spiritually transcend the limitations of the sympathetically depicted but earthbound characters around them. This is an important work of nineteenth century literature and a wonderful novel as well. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 775.00 USD
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153 Eliot, T.S. On Poetry and Poets - Review Copy
New York Farrar Strauss and Cudahy 1957 1st Edition Advance Cloth Fine Very Good 8vo 
This is the First edition of this title and it is a hardcover advance review copy with a review slip from the publisher laid in. The book is in Fine condition with clean boards, bright lettering on the spine and blindstamping on the front board. The lower right corner of the front board is very slightly bumped. The dustjacket is in at least Very Good condition and it is not price-clipped. There is very light soiling to the front and rear panels and the spine panel is lightly chipped at the top and there is a chip to the bottom of the panel that is about a quarter inch. The front and rear inside flaps are pristine. T.S. Eliot was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1948. The textblock of this book is tight and absolutely clean. The volume is in two parts. The first part is 'On Poetry' and contains seven essays. The second part of the book is 'On Poets' and there are nine essays with each one pertaining to a poet from Virgil to Yeats and a two part essay on Milton. A beautiful copy of the first edition. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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154 Eliot, T.S. Confidential Clerk, The
New York Harcourt and Brace 1954 First Edition Cloth Very Good Very Good- 8vo 
First American edition of T.S. Eliots verse play. The book is in very good condition but the ffep is missing (blank page at the front of a book). The dustjacket is in Very Good - condition with some wear and a tear to the lower right corner of the back panel. However it is not price-clipped. This work is considered to be a masterpiece by many afficionados of poetry and drama. A nice copy. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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155 Ellis, Rhian After Life
New York Viking Press 2000 First Edition Cloth Fine Near Fine 8vo Signed by Author
Here is a Fine copy of a wonderful novel. The book's condition is excellent as is its dustjacket. This book is absolutely clean and new. The dustjacket is not price-clipped. After Life is the story of Naomi Ash who lives in the town of "Train Line", a lake community in Western New York State. "Train Line" is home to mediums and spiritualists, table levitators and professional clairvoyants. A place where "message services" lure tourists during the season and "psychic faires" at the local Holiday Inn help to meet ends over the long, icy winters. "Train Line" is where Naomi lives, where she came of age, and where she now practices as a medium herself. The novel is full of dramatic tension as well as high comedy.Supernatural tale and author's first novel. Signed directly on the title page. We are pleased to send pictures on Request. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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156 Ellison, Harlan Spider Kiss
New York Armchair Detective Library 1990 1st Thus Cloth Fine Fine 8vo Signed by Author
Harlan Ellison is an amazingly prolific writer in both the science fiction and the mystery and suspense genres. This volume is in Fine condition and it is signed by Mr. Ellison directly on the title page. Spider Kiss is a tough-minded suspense novel about the early days of rock'n'roll and this novel has endured. It was originally published in paperback in 1961 and since then the novel has become something of a cult icon. The story has been flippantly called a 'Horatio Alger from Hell' tale where the 'poor boy from the country makes good in the city' story is reversed and coated with the pervasive corruption of the music industry. The point seems to be that Talent can corrupt and absolute talent can corrupt absolutely. A Fine signed edition. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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157 Ellroy, James Cold Six Thousand, The
London Century 2001 First Edition Proof Wraps Fine Fine 8vo 
From the N.Y. Times best-selling author of L.A. Confidential and My Dark Places comes an outstanding work of Epic fiction. This is a fine United Kingdom Proof. James Ellroy's high velocity, best-selling novels have redefined noir for our times. His books propel us to within inches of the dark realities of America's recent history. This book, his most explosive and ambitious yet, puts the whole of the 1960's under examination. It begins on the day of the Kennedy assassination in Dallas and involves Vietnam, Howard Hughes, J. Edgar Hoover as well as the KKK. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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158 Ellroy, James Big Nowhere, The
New York Mysterious Press 1988 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 8vo 
Here is a beautiful copy of a scarce James Ellroy novel. Published in 1988 this copy looks like it was published yesterday with just two exceptions. There is a very small area of discoloration to the front board. Actually it is just a little lighter in tone than the rest of the cover. There is also the tiniest bit of shelf-wear to the bottom of the spine panel on the dustjacket. It is virtually invisible. The novel takes place in 1950's Los Angeles and deals with the "Red Scare" and a string of brutal mutilation killings. We have Hollywood leftists on a collision course with a grand jury investigating team and a young homicide detective obsessed with capturing a murderer of unparalleled viciousness. This book is a Masterpiece of Noir writing. Quite scarce in this condition. A Great Read. We are always happy to send pictures on request. 
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159 Ellroy, James My Dark Places
New York Knopf 1996 First Edition Cloth Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo Signed by Author
Jean Ellroy, the author's mother, was murdered in 1958. Her body was dumped on a roadway in a run-down suburb of Los Angeles. The killer was never found and the case was closed. A sordid homicide that nobody remembered, Except her son James Ellroy. He was ten-years-old when his mother died. He grew up obsessed with murdered women and crime which of course led him to a carreer in writing. My Dark Places is the story of Jean and James Ellroy from 1958 to all past points and up to the present. This is practically a treatise on 38 years of American murder. This book is in near-fine condition. It has a small red remainder dot on the top-edge and a tiny bump to the lower front board corner. The book is unread and it is in very nice condition. The dustjacket is not price-clipped and only shows a tiny bit of shelf-wear to the spine panel. All in All this is an excellent copy of a most revealing work. A very nice first. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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160 Ellroy, James Cold Six Thousand, The
London Century 2001 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 8vo Signed by Author
From the N.Y. Times best-selling author of L.A. Confidential and My Dark Places comes an outstanding work of Epic fiction. This is a fine United Kingdom first in a Fine dustjacket and Signed by Mr. Ellroy. James Ellroy's high velocity, best-selling novels have redefined noir for our times. His books propel us to within inches of the dark realities of America's recent history. This book, his most explosive and ambitious yet, puts the whole of the 1960's under examination. It begins on the day of the Kennedy assassination in Dallas and involves Vietnam, Howard Hughes, J. Edgar Hoover as well as the KKK. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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161 Esquivel, Laura Like Water For Chocolate
Norwalk, CT Easton Press 1999 1st Thus Full-Leather As New No Jacket 8vo Signed by Author
After experiencing frustration in the movie business because producers always wanted to change her scripts, Laura Esquivel decided to write a novel. She called it Like Water For Chocolate a Mexican expression for sexual excitement referring to the boiling water into which cocoa is spooned to make hot chocolate. Opening each chapter with one of her own Grandmother's recipes, Esquivel playfully combines romance, melodrama, and magical realism. The story is about a young woman, forbidden by her tyrannical mother and by tradition from marrying her true love. She channels her frustration into her cooking, and as she struggles to be true both to tradition and her own heart, all who eat her food magically share her desire, grief, and rebellion. Originally published in 1989 the novel became an international bestseller, selling over three million copies in thirty languages. This As New book is in perfect condition and has only been removed from its shrinkwrap to verify the signature.This beautiful book is bound in full-tooled leather with satin moiré endpapers, satin ribbon bookmark and 22kt gold highlights on the spine. The paper was made especially for this edition. The leather was cut entirely by hand. It includes a certificate of authenticity and a 4x6 card laid in with biographical information as well as a few words about the book itself. Published by Easton Press in 1999 it is a volume of heirloom quality and will be treasured for generations to come. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 189.00 USD
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162 Esquivel, Laura Malinche
Atria 2006 First Edition Cloth As New As New 8vo Signed by Author
From the author of Like Water for Chocolate comes a new and completely different novel. It is the story of the passionate and tragic love affair between the conquistador Hernan Cortes and his interpreter Malinalli. Throughout Mexican history, Malinalli has been reviled for her betrayal of the Indian people. However, recent historical research has shown that her role was much more complex. Bursting with lyricism and vivid imagery, this wonderful historical novel finally unveils the truth about the love affair and about Malinalli.This book is brand new and has not been read. It is signed and dated by the author directly on the title page. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 59.00 USD
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163 Evans, Nicholas Loop, The
New York Delacorte Press 1998 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 8vo Signed by Author
This is a new and unread book from bestselling author Nicholas Evans who also wrote The Horse Whisperer and several other bestsellers. The book is in very fine condition with no shelfwear and no bumped corners. The dustjacket is also very fine and it is not price-clipped. Nicholas Evans has signed this volume directly on the title page. A Pack of wolves makes a sudden savage return to the Rocky Mountain ranching town of Hope, Montana. A Century earlier the wolves had been slaughtered by the thousands. Now, shielded by the law as an endangered species, they reawaken an ancient hatred that will tear a family and a town apart. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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164 Ewing, William A. Love and Desire
London Chronicle Books 1999 First Edition Trade Paperback Fine Fine 8vo 
This volume is in Fine but for a small amount of creasing to the spine. It is in Trade Paperback format and it resides within a stiff plastic translucent slipcase. The volume is 400 pages of black and white as well as color photographs from the greatest photographers of the twentieth century. There is a 32 page introduction regarding the collection. Most of the photographs involve nudity. The photos are artistic and beautiful and the book makes a wonderful presentation as well as a discreet one. 'Love and Desire' has been called 'The Most extraordinary survey of human passion between covers'. It is a sequel to William A. Ewing's acclaimed photography collection 'The Body'. Here the highly regarded art critic and curator surveys 150 years of photographic history exploring how the camera has been used to express the elusive ideas and thoughts and sentiments related to the most powerful of human emotions. A beautiful book and presentation. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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165 Fforde, Jasper Well of Lost Plots
London Hodder & Stoughton 2003 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 8vo Signed by Author
Many book lovers and book collectors have been delighted with Jasper Fforde's series of novels that star the incredible Literary Detective "Thursday Next". Although each book stands alone as an individual story, each novel also connects to the larger story of the Adventures of Thursday Next. The series began with the international bestseller The Eyre Affair, and then continued with Lost in a Good Book, The Well of Lost Plots, Something Rotten, and The Big Over Easy. All of these novels are essentially Bibliomysteries with a good measure of fantasy thrown in. They are wonderful books and will be loved by anyone who loves good books and a good story. This is the first edition and first printing of this title. It was published in the United Kingdom in 2003 and this copy is in fine condition but for a crease to the lower part of the dustjacket on the front panel. The book is not price-clipped and apart from this crease, it is in as new condition. It is signed by Jasper Fforde directly on the title page. The Well of Lost Plots is the place where all fiction is created and in this story Thursday Next finds herself hiding out there. The literary detective ponders her next move from the inside of an unpublished novel of dubious merit. She is being followed by Chronoguard in the real world. This is a really enjoyable book and a scarce offering, signed by the author and in the first edition and printing. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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166 Fforde, Jasper Something Rotten
London Hodder & Stoughton 2004 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 8vo Signed by Author
Many book lovers and book collectors have been delighted with Jasper Fforde's series of novels that star the incredible Literary Detective "Thursday Next". Although each book stands alone as an individual story, each novel also connects to the larger story of the Adventures of Thursday Next. The series began with the international bestseller The Eyre Affair, and then continued with Lost in a Good Book, The Well of Lost Plots, Something Rotten, and The Big Over Easy. All of these novels are essentially Bibliomysteries with a good measure of fantasy thrown in. They are wonderful books and will be loved by anyone who loves good books and a good story. This is the first edition and first printing of this title. It was published in the United Kingdom in 2004 and this copy is in Very fine condition and has never been read. The dustjacket is not price-clipped and it is in as new condition. The volume is signed by Jasper Fforde directly on the title page. This is a really enjoyable book and a scarce offering, signed by the author and in the first edition and printing. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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167 Fforde, Jasper Lost in a Good Book
London Hodder & Stoughton 2002 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 8vo Signed by Author. Signed by Illustrator
This is the United Kingdom True First edition and First Printing of this wonderful international blockbuster. This is the sequel to 'The Eyre Affair' and it is a great read. Both the book and the dustjacket are in Fine condition and the dustjacket still shows its price of 17.99 British Pounds. The volume is signed directly on the title page by Jasper Fforde and this is the second volume of a series of Bibliomystery-Fantasy novels. They feature one of the most interesting Literary Detectives ever created, Thursday Next. If you love books, and books about books, you will truly enjoy this novel. 
Price: 185.00 USD
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168 Fforde, Jasper Big Over Easy, The
New York Viking Press 2005 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 8vo Signed by Author
Many book lovers and book collectors have been delighted with Jasper Fforde's series of novels that star the incredible Literary Detective "Thursday Next". Although each book stands alone as an individual story, each novel also connects to the larger story of the Adventures of Thursday Next. The series began with the international bestseller The Eyre Affair, and then continued with Lost in a Good Book, The Well of Lost Plots, Something Rotten, and The Big Over Easy. All of these novels are essentially Bibliomysteries with a good measure of fantasy thrown in. They are wonderful books and will be loved by anyone who loves good books and a good story. This is the first American edition and first printing of this title. It was published in 2005 and this copy is in Very fine condition.The dustjacket is not price-clipped and is also in as new condition. It is signed and dated by Jasper Fforde directly on the title page. This is a really enjoyable book and a scarce offering, signed by the author and in the first edition and printing. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
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169 Fielding, Henry Joseph Andrews
London James Cochrane and Co 1832 1st Thus Half-Leather Near Fine No Jacket 12mo 
The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews, and of His Friend Mr. Abraham Adams is the full title of this work. The novel has often been called the first realistic novel of English Literature. Henry Fielding (author of Tom Jones) turned aside from the episodic sentimental writing of his age to give an honest picture of the manners and customs of his time and to satirize the foibles and vanities of human nature. This novel is in the form of a comic epic and the time of the plot is the early eighteenth century in England. This copy is in near fine condition and it is bound in half-leather over marbled boards.The binding was done by the World famous Zaehnsdorf Bindery and that alone would make the book collectible. The endpapers are marbled. This is the first edition of the George Cruikshank illustrated edition. The novel itself was first published in 1742. The Zaehnsdorf binding on this volume is in great condition and it is tight and fine. The textblock is without foxing and that is unusual for this edition. There are a few pages after page 100 that have minor creases to them . The top edge of the book is coated in gilt and the second blank page of the preliminaries has a bookplate attached. This book is from Thomas Roscoe's Novelists Library and it is a collectible volume. The volume makes a fine presentation with its beautifully decorated spine and boards. The spine has six compartments and fancy gilt printers devices as well as the date of publication (1832). A very nice offering. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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170 Fields, James T. Hawthorne
Boston James R. Osgood 1876 Reprint Decorative Cloth Very Good+ No Jacket 16mo 
This little book is very interesting for those interested in Nathaniel Hawthorne and his life and works. It was written by James Fields who In 1839 joined William Ticknor and became junior partner in the publishing and bookselling firm known after 1846 as Ticknor and Fields, the publishers of most of Hawthorne's novels, After 1868 the publisher was known as Fields, Osgood & Company also a major publisher of Hawthorne. With this company, Fields was the publisher of leading contemporary American writers, with whom he was on terms of close personal friendship. Hawthone was one of these friends. It is fascinating to read a book about an author like Hawthorne written by a friend of his. Hawthorne is still something of a puzzle when it comes to personal relationships and this little 16mo book opens doors to that puzzle. Originally published in 1871 this book is dated 1876. A very unusual offering from a friend of Nathaniel Hawthorne. Part of the 'Vest Pocket series'. The book is in very good+ condition and it shows a bit of chipping to the extreme top of the spine. Both the front and back endpapers are advertisements. The textblock is clean with no foxing. The volume is 128 pages long. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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171 Flynn, Robert Last Klick, The - Galley Proof
Dallas, TX Baskerville Publishers 1994 First Edition Proof Wraps Very Good+ No Jacket 8vo 
This is Robert Flynn's eighth novel and it is a terrific story. This volume is an uncorrected Galley Proof and is bound in wraps(large trade paperback). Proofs are published in very small quantities and their purpose is to allow the author and the publisher to check for any changes that are needed before the publication of the First edition. The Proof precedes the First edition and is much more scarce. This volume is in at least Very Good condition. There is a small turned corner on the bottom rear outside of the wrap but it has flattened out and is hardly noticeable. There are no creases to the spine and I do not believe that this book has ever been read. The only other thing to mention is the tiniest chip to the upper extremity of the spine but the orange material is still present and a tiny bit of glue would fix the problem. In this wonderful novel the author follows the journalists that are reporting on the Vietnam War. Truth is irrelevant and life doesn't matter if it is not on film. The book is a dark story but the darkness enlights us as to how news came to be 'Managed' during the war. The main character, who is named O'Conner inadvertently becomes a hero when the unit he is with is attacked, he reacts spontaneously but it is caught on film. An unusual but extremely interesting book and a very nice copy. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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172 Ford, Richard Independence Day
Norwalk CT Easton Press 1st Thus Full-Leather As New No Jacket as Issued 8vo Signed by Author
''Independence Day" is a modern classic and a fine work of literature. An international bestseller, this is the beautiful Easton Press edition. It is signed by the author. 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 as well as the back boards. The paper was made especially for this edition. The leather was cut entirely by hand. Published by Easton Press it is a volume of heirloom quality and will be treasured for generations to come. 
Price: 189.00 USD
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173 Fortas, Abe Concerning Dissent and Civil Disobedience
New York Signet Books 1968 First Edition Wraps Very Good No Jacket 12mo 
At the time that this book was written, Abe Fortas was an associate Justice of the Supreme Court. In 1968 when this book was published it was unprecedented. It came at a time when the nation was shocked by the findings of the 'Riot Commission Report', the death of Martin Luther King, and the flare-up of violence across the country. Fortas believes that America has a constructive alternative to violence. He explains what this option is as he carefully defines both the limit and the scope of permissable dissent and civil disobedience. He describes the crucial, creative role that these non-violent principles would play in the revolutionary America of 1968. A very unusual offering this is a paperback book as well as the First edition. Its condition is Very Good and it is tight and the textblock is absolutely clean. There is a little shelf-wear to the wraps and a small scratch on the rear cover in the extreme upper right corner. None of these is significant. This little book is a true piece of history. Being old enough to remember those times I found the 64 page book bringing back memories of the riots on TV and on our college campuses. Anyone who collects Historical tracts in the first edition will be pleased with this book as will anyone who remembers those times. 
Price: 29.00 USD
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174 Francis, Clare Betrayal
New York Soho 2002 1st Edition Advance Pictorial Wraps Fine No Jacket 8vo 
This book is an advance reader's copy or an ARC. This means that it was published before the first edition. Arc's serve the purpose of allowing the author and the publisher to make any changes or corrections before the final publishing of the first edition. They are produced in very small printings. They are always more rare than the first edition.This book is in the format of a trade paperback as are most arcs and proofs. Clare Francis is a noted author of several previous bestsellers. This arc is in fine condition and has never been read. There are no creases to the spine and there is a bit of an irregularity to the extreme top of the spine that came from the publisher. I don't know for sure but I would suspect that all of these arc's are like that. It is barely noticeable unless you run your fingers over it. This novel is a psychological suspense thriller and it looks like a real nail biter! We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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175 Franzen, Jonathan Corrections, The
Norwalk CT Easton Press 1st Thus Full-Leather As New No Jacket as Issued 8vo Signed by Author
This book is still in the original publisher's shrinkwrap. It is an Easton Press Limited edition signed by the author.The Corrections is an epic look at contemporary American life. It is a compelling book to read but it is not always pleasant. The novel was first published in 2001 and it won the National Book Award for that year. Oprah wanted to make this novel part of her bookclub along with a long interview with the author. However Franzen expressed his dissatisfaction with the Oprah insignia being printed on his book by saying, "I see this as my book, my creation, and I didn't want that logo of corporate ownership on it." Soon afterward, Franzen's invitation to appear on Oprah's show was rescinded. This is a serious and very enjoyable novel. This beautiful book is bound in full-tooled deep brown 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 as well as the back boards. The paper was made especially for this edition. The leather was cut entirely by hand. It includes a certificate of authenticity and a descriptive card laid in with biographical information as well as a few words about the book itself. Published by Easton Press it is a volume of heirloom quality and will be treasured for generations to come. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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176 Friedman, Kinky Love Song of J. Edgar Hoover, The
New York Simon & Schuster 1996 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo Signed by Author
What do Bill Clinton, Nelson Mandela, the late Joseph Heller, Bob Dylan, and Willie Nelson have in common? They are all Kinky Friedman fans. Kinky Friedman is one of our most prolific authors and his books are always filled with adventure and humor. I met Kinky at the Texas Book Festival and he is as friendly as his writings would lead us to believe. He also ran for Governor of Texas. This book is a First Edition and First Printing of this novel. It is signed directly on the title page by the author. Both the book and the dustjacket are in fine condition. The dustjacket is not price-clipped. If you have never read a Kinky Friedman book you are in for a treat. This novel is filled with adventure, passion, excitement, and a fair amount of talk about cats and puppet heads. This book is the latest installment of the on-going saga of Man's inhumanity to the English language. This book casts Kinky as a detective with the name Kinky Friedman (no relation to the writer). The detective rushes to the aid of a lovely young woman and finds that he is up to his shin-splints in trouble of a disconcerting kind. This is a compelling and very funny book. Kinky loves the absurd and it turns up in all of his works. This is a novel to be enjoyed by a reader that likes to laugh as well as be completely engaged in the book he or she is reading. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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177 Gaiman, Neil Anansi Boys
New York William Morrow and Company Inc 2006 First Edition Cloth Near Fine As New 8vo Signed by Author
Neal Gaiman may be best known for his novel American Gods. He is also the author of Neverwhere and Stardust. He has a strong and loyal following among readers of modern fiction. This is a Limited Edition First and it is signed by Gaiman on the limitation page. The volume is in fine condition and the dustjacket is not price-clipped. Neil Gaiman is one of fiction's most original talents. He now gives us a mythology for a modern age. It is complete with dark prophecy, family dysfunction, mystical deceptions, and killer birds. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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178 Galbraith, John Kenneth Affluent Society, The
Norwalk, CT Easton Press 1st Thus Full-Leather As New No Jacket 8vo Signed by Author
John Kenneth Galbraith is perhaps the most influential and respected economist of the last hundred years. He also wrote The New Industrial State. The Affluent Society has had an enormous impact since its original publication in 1958 and its words still hold true today. A monumental and very readable work, this title brings the arcane vocabulary and ideas of modern economics to all of us in an understandable form. This beautiful Signed 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 as well as the back boards. The paper was made especially for this edition. The leather was cut entirely by hand. 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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179 Gallico, Paul Ludmila - A Story of Liechtenstein
Liechtenstein Quick 1960 First Edition Later Printing Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo 
This is the Fourth impression of the First edition of this interesting little book. A small book but a significant one. Paul Gallico was also the bestselling author of 'The Snow Goose' and 'Mrs. Arris Goes to Paris' among many other literary works. The book is dedicated to its subject Baroness Ludmila von Falz-Fein. It is Inscribed by her father, the Baron Von Falz-Fein, on the dedication page. No dustjacket is present. Contains beautiful illustrations. Another heart-warming story from Paul Gallico and a significant association copy. 
Price: 49.00 USD
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180 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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181 Galsworthy, John Bookman Portfolio Christmas 1928: Portrait of John Galsworthy with Scenes Illustrating the Forsyte Saga
London Hodder & Stoughton 1928 First Edition Wraps Very Good No Jacket 4to 
The Bookman Portfolio of 1928 contained four laid-in prints (suitable for framing). Three are in full color that illustrate scenes from John Galsworthy's 'The Forsyte Saga', and one marvelous photographic portrait in black and white of John Galsworthy. The photograph was executed by Raphael. This copy is in at least very good condition. The outer enclosing envelope is somewhat split at the crease and although it is still attached to itself, it is fragile. This is a tall (13" by 8 1/4") quarto printing and the four prints start with a very fine black and white portrait of John Galsworthy done by Raphael. Then there are three beautiful full color paintings that depict scenes from the book. There is a quote from the book at the bottom of every print. The paintings were done by A.C. Michael and they are beautiful. On the inside of the outer folder there is a description paragraph for each of the prints regarding how they relate to the 'Forsyte Saga' as well as page numbers from the book where the quotes or paragraphs can be found. The top left corner of each print has the tiniest of turning. It will not be visible if the prints are framed because they are truly very small. All-in-all, if you are a Galsworthy collector I think that you would love this portfolio. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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182 Galsworthy, John A Modern Comedy - With ALS
London William Heineman 1929 First Edition Limited/Numbered Full-Leather Near Fine No Jacket 8vo Signed by Author
A Modern Comedy is part of The Forsyte Saga (1886-1926) in which Galsworthy pictures the life of a large, middle-class family against a carefully detailed background of English life. It is a true classic and has stood the test of time. Apart from its important literary value, this novel (which is solid and very readable) is important as a social document of the various currents of British life in the 1920's. The volume is composed of three long sections - The White Monkey, The Silver Spoon, and Swan Song. These were originally published as separate novels. This remarkable copy, which was published by William Heineman LTD was limited to 1030 copies of which this is #221. The book is bound in vellum and there is some slight wear and aging to the vellum boards but the vellum is still beautiful. There is a bookplate present which was kindly placed on the inside of the back cover so as to be non-obtrusive. The top-edge is fully gilt and the gilt is in great shape. The volume is signed on the limitation page by John Galsworthy with a short inscription. Apparently the original owner of this book could not quite read what Galsworthy had written in the inscription and must have written to him to ask him what it said. The note that Galsworthy wrote in answer is written and signed by Mr. Galsworthy on his stationary from "Bury House" in Sussex. The book contains the geneological fold-out chart that is so important to The Forsyte Saga. The book is printed on very thin Bible type paper and there are 1088 pages. A satin ribbon bookmark is bound-in. Although showing a bit of wear this book is nevertheless in Very Good plus condition and there is no foxing to the textblock. The pages are very clean. A signed Galsworthy limited, numbered book as well as a hand-written note by the author makes this a rare and important offering. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 195.00 USD
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183 Gash, Jonathan Different Women Dancing
New York Viking Press 1997 First Edition Proof Trade Paperback Near Fine No Jacket 8vo 
From the author of the acclaimed Lovejoy series comes a new mystery that will keep you guessing from the first page to the last. The First Edition, published in 1997 is in fine condition as is its pictorial dustjacket. The proof shows some very minor wear from handling but is near fine and does not appear to have been read. Jonathan Gash is the author of 19 bestselling Lovejoy mysteries and we finally have a turn in direction for him. Still a mystery but not a Lovejoy. This book will please any lover of great mysteries with its suspenseful as well as sensual content. If you have never read a Gash book I think that you are in for a treat! Try something new! This is a fun book. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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184 Gates, Katharine Deviant Desires
New York Re Search 2000 First Edition Soft Cover Fine No Jacket 4to 
Deviant Desires is a fully illustrated quarto softcover. It is a fascinating revue of the world of very, very unusual sexual activities. The text , which is full length, is presented with many photos illustrating the practices involved. Not pornographic but you will get the idea quite clearly. This is an advance copy with a letter from the publisher laid-in and thus it is quite rare. A remarkable and informative book. For sale to adults only. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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185 Ginsberg, Allen Spontaneous Mind - Selected Interviews
New York Harper Collins 2001 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 8vo 
The Interviews collected in 'Spontaneous Mind' are indeed interviews of art and creativity. The book is in very near fine condition. It is in black boards with all corners square and no soiling or staining to the boards. At the extreme top of the spine there is a slight turning in towards the textblock but it is geometrically even and all material is present and not scratched. It is extremely minor. The dustjacket is also very near fine and if you look closely at the top of the spine panel there is a slight creasing that is virtually invisible and it does not seem to represent normal shelf-wear. There is no shelf-wear to the bottom of the spine panel. The front and back panels of the dustjacket are fine and unsoiled and the jacket is not price-clipped. The silver lettering on the spine of the book itself is bright and unfaded. The book is in beautiful shape. These interviews are chronologically arranged and in some cases previously unpublished. They were conducted throughout Allen Ginsberg's long career. Always an engaging and candid subject, Ginsberg considered the interview to be an Art form. It was also an opportunity to get his message across to many people, which as a student of Eastern Religions, he believed was his spiritual obligation. In these interviews, dating from the late 1950's to the mid-1990's Ginsberg speaks frankly about his life, his work, and the events of the time. A great modern poet, Ginsberg's poems will be important in the history of the Art form. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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186 Girodias, Maurice Frog Prince, The: An Autobiography
New York Crown Publishers, Inc. 1980 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo 
Maurice Girodias has been alternately described as the 'old king of porn' and the 'Lenin of the sexual revolution'. In truth he has been one of the most important behind-the-scenes figures in the history of modern literature. Girodias was the founder of the Olympia Press, the Paris publishing house to which so many talented twentieth-century writers gravitated when their works were considered too scandalous for everyone else. Anyone who knows the Olympia Press understands its importance in 20th century literature. This book is a first edition and first printing. It was Girodias who through much turmoil brought English readers, for the first time, such authors as William Burroughs, Samuel Beckett, Jean Genet, J.P. Donleavy, Terry Southern, Vladimir Nabokov and many others. I would rate this book as being in Very Good+ condition with some shelfwear present and a touch of soiling. The book itself has a bright silver spine that goes around the boards as if it were quarter bound in silver. I've never seen anything quite like it. The dustjacket is primarily black so it tends to show fingerprints and the like. There is light shelfwear to the top and bottom of the spine panel and a small closed tear at the bottom and top of the front panel. They will be hard to see when I place the book in an archival dustjacket protector. The dustjacket is not price-clipped. All said, this is an attractive copy of a most interesting book and the presentation looks better than it sounds, 
Price: 60.00 USD
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187 Glenn, John John Glenn: A Memoir
Norwalk CT Easton Press 1st Thus Full-Leather As New No Jacket as Issued 8vo Signed by Author
Price Lowered! Brand New and still in shrinkwrap. February 20th, 2015 was be the 53rd Anniversary of John Glenn's pioneering flight into space. This volume is a truly magnificent specimen. It is brand new and in the original publisher's shrinkwrap. Easton Press had previously issued a Limited Numbered edition of this book. It proved to be very popular with collectors and thus was reissued in this signed offering. There is high demand for this book. This book is Limited but not numbered. Most Easton Press books have press runs of less than 1500 copies.It is a limited edition in as new condition signed by Commander John Glenn. The astronauts that serve our country are really the explorers of our time. They are akin to the likes of Lewis and Clark, Columbus and Magellan, etc. Can we even begin to imagine what the value of these books will be in the future? The ultimate Space collectible! This beautiful book is bound in full tooled leather with satin moiré endpapers, satin ribbon bookmark and 22kt gold highlights on the spine. The paper was made especially for this edition. The leather was cut entirely by hand. It includes a certificate of authenticity and a 4x6 card laid in with biographical information as well as a few words about the book itself. It is a volume of heirloom quality and will be treasured for generations to come. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 395.00 USD
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188 Godwin, Gail Evensong
New York Ballantine Books 1999 1st Edition Advance Cloth Near Fine No Jacket 8vo 
Here is a beautiful advance reading copy of Gail Godwin's 1999 Evensong. Gail Godwin has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and the 1981 Award in Literature from the National Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Three of her critically acclaimed novels were nominated for the National Book Award. She is a New York Times Bestselling author and this particular work is a wonderful example of her uncanny ability to touch the very core of human experience. Near fine copy of the Advance Reading copy. In Mylar cover for protection with Very minor soiling to fore-edge. There are no creases to the spine. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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189 Goldberg, Tod Living Dead Girl
New York Soho 2002 First Edition Proof Soft Cover Fine No Jacket 8vo 
Gripping mystery and suspense from the author of 'Fake Liar Cheat'. Fine advance copy published before the first edition and therefore more scarce than the first. There is no trace of Paul Luden's ex-wife at his old home, a two-bedroom log cabin on the shores of Granite Lake. The Summer people are long gone and no one in the community has seen her for days. A friend has alerted Paul, who has driven up from LA with his embarassingly young girlfriend. Together they cross the lake and approach the house. The front door is locked and the boat is tethered. This is a fabuilous story of suspense. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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190 Goldsmith, Oliver She Stoops to Conquer - LEC
New York Limited editions club 1964 First Edition Limited/Numbered Slip-Case - Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket 4to . Signed by Illustrator
The 1964 First Thus publication of this Oliver Goldsmith classic. Only Fifteen hundred copies were printed of which this is copy number 1483. Printed by Clarke&Way in New York. This beautiful edition was designed and illustrated by T.M.Cleland.The illustrator has signed the book on the limitation page. The book is bound in a stunning blindstamped cloth. The volume is in fine condition. It's matching slipcase shows shelf-wear and there is a small tear to the paper at the top corner of the spine with a small chip. The black slipcase shows its age a bit in minor scratches and imperfections of the boards. The bottom of the spine of the case has a significant bump that goes across the spine. The Limited Editions Club was founded in 1929. It was the creation of George Macy. Its purpose was to create very high quality versions of the classics that were also illustrated by the finest contemporary artists. All Limited Edition Club books are hand signed by the illustrators with a short description of the making of the book on the colophon in the rear of the volume. Only a few were published without a signature because the illustrator had passed away before publication. All LEC books come with a fine decorative slipcase and the great majority of them contain original fine art within.They are finely constructed books printed by the best printers and on fine paper.They are highly collectible. 
Price: 120.00 USD
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191 Goodkind, Terry Naked Empire
New York Tor 2003 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New 8vo Signed by Author
This is a very fine copy of the First Edition and First Printing of this title. It is signed by Terry Goodkind directly on the title page. Terry Goodkind creates a world of High Adventure, Brilliant storytelling and people and characters that you will never forget. A beautiful copy. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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192 Goshgarian, Gary Stone Circle, The
New York Donald Fine books 1997 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 8vo Signed by Author
The Stone Circle is a Supernatural tale of an archeological dig in Boston Harbor which unearths what may be an ancient celtic spiritual site. Gary Goshgarian is also the author of Rough Beast. He has signed this book directly on the title page. Mystery and suspense author Robert B.Parker has said that "If you love Stephen King and Dean Koontz, you'll love The Stone Circle". Both the book and the dustjacket are in Fine condition and the dustjacket is not price-clipped. This is a great story and a very different kind of novel.We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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193 Grafton, Sue L is for Lawless
New York Henry Holt 1995 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 8vo Signed by Author
Here is another great Kinsey Millhone novel from the prolific Sue Grafton. This book is in Fine, Unread condition and is signed directly on the title page. The dust jacket is also fine and there are no flaws to report. Kinsey's skills are about to be tested. She is about to meet her duplicitous match in a couple of world-class liars who literally take her for the ride of her life. This is Kinsey's twelfth foray into the alphabet of crime. America's borderline delinquent is back with her one-liners and her high energy level. This title is the fastest and funniest adventure in the series. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 49.00 USD
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194 Green, Chloe Designed to Die
New York Kensington 2001 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo Signed by Author
Here is the second Dallas O'Connor mystery from the skilled and perceptive hand of Chloe Green. Dallas is a tall blonde Texan with an eye for quality and a taste for the offbeat. She has a great reputation in the Fashion ad business but lately she is also earning a name as a savvy sleuth with an eye for solving the most baffling mysteries. This book is in As New condition and was signed for me personally at the Texas Festival of the Book in November of last year. The signature is directly on the title page. The dust jacket is also As New and is in Very fine condition. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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195 Groseclose, David A. Bibliography: James A. Michener
Austin Texas State House Press 1996 First Edition Hard Cover As New No Jacket 8vo 
This most important book is brand new and still in the original publisher's shrinkwrap. It is the Authoritative bibliography of the Works of James A. Michener and it is indispensable for the collector of James Michener books. You really cannot collect Michener unless you have this reference to verify First edition status and use exact descriptions of each title to identify the book correctly. It covers each book that Michener published in the order that they were published. It covers descriptive bibliographies of First editions as well as first printings and subsequent publications. It covers magazine and newspaper articles and audio and video materials. It contains critics' Reviews of books by Michener and a biographical chronology. If you collect Michener or are thinking of buying some Michener books for your colection, this book is your guide to not making a mistake and buying a book that you think is a collectible but it is not. The volume is fully indexed and contains 316 pages. 
Price: 99.00 USD
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196 Guterson, David Snow Falling on Cedars
New York Vintage Books 1995 1st Thus Wraps Near Fine No Jacket 8vo Signed by Author
This is a Trade paperback edition of the international bestseller 'Snow Falling on Cedars'. It is a first-thus edition and it is inscribed by the author. The inscription is written directly on the half-title page and it reads 'To Ruth-' and then it is signed by the author. The book is in excellent condition but for a small crease to the bottom left of the rear wrap and some very slight toning to the text block. This Novel was the winner of the 1996 American Booksellers Book of the Year. It also won the 1995 PEN/Faulkner award and the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award.. It is a mystery and suspense novel that is complete with courtroom maneuvering and surprising turns of evidence. In many ways it is richer and deeper than a common mystery and well worth reading. 
Price: 49.00 USD
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197 Haddam, Jane Somebody Else's Music
New York St. Martin's Press 2002 First Edition Cloth As New Fine 8vo Signed by Author
Jane Haddam's stylishly written novels featuring Gregor Demarkian, retired chief of the FBI's Behavioral Sciences Unit, have delighted an ever-increasing number of readers over the years. This novel is her most compeeling crime novel to date. It is an exploration of how the past affects the present and the twisted workings of the human psyche. This book is in Very Fine condition and has never been read. It is signed by Jane Haddam on the half-title page. A compelling crime novel and another Gregor Demarkian book. This is the author's eighteenth novel. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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198 Hailey, Arthur Overload
New York Doubleday 1979 First Edition Proof Trade Paperback Very Good No Jacket 
From the author of 'Airport' and 'Hotel' among other great catastrophe books, here is the proof copy of 'Overload'. Proof copies are published before the first edition and in very limited quantities. Therefore they are always more scarce than the first edition. This copy also has a letter from the publisher laid-in. This is another cool disaster novel about a total, and maybe permanent, power outage. I have not read the book but in reading the publishers description of it I think that it sounds like a lot of fun! The original publisher's sticker is attached to the front of the proof. The title 'Overload' is also written on the bottom edge of the proof. Great summer reading and a scarce edition as well. 
Price: 29.00 USD
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199 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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200 Harding, William War in South Africa
Chicago, IL Dominion Company 1899 First Edition Decorative Cloth Very Good- No Jacket 8vo 
This is a Very interesting book that was written before 1899 and covers the Boer war in South Africa. The Front board is illustrated in color and shows rubbing. Spine panel shows much rubbing to the top and less so to the rest of the panel. Binding is slightly loose and the title page as well as the dedication page have become detached from it but this would be very easy to repair. Otherwise the book is holding well and it is well illustrated. There are many attitudes and statements in the book that today we would call Very incorrect politically but these things are enlightening as to the attitudes and thoughts of the people at the time. The book is almost quarto in size and is compelling reading for the lover of obscure history . A most interesting offering. 
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