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201 Harris, Thomas Hannibal
New York Delacorte Press 1999 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 8vo 
Hannibal Lecter is back! This volume is a Fine copy of the First edition and First printing of 'Hannibal'. The book looks brand new and it has never been read. Published in 1999, this book can be hard to find in great condition. This novel was one of the most eagerly anticipated literary events of the last decade. 'Silence of the Lambs' rocketed to bestseller status as did this novel. Thomas harris takes us once again into the mind of a killer, crafting a chilling portrait of insidiously evolving evil. The book is a masterpiece of psychological suspense. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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202 Harris, Thomas Hannibal
London William Heineman 1999 First Edition Cloth Near Fine Near Fine 8vo 
In this, the third Hannibal Lecter novel, Dr. Lecter is back and he has some new and creative ideas! This is the United Kingdom first edition and first printing. The volume showing some very light toning and light shelf-wear with a bit of staining to the fore-edge. There is a very slight lean to the book. It really does not detract. Folks, if you have not read this book, and have only seen the movie, you are in for a major surprise at the end of the story. Apparently the film people never even considered putting the ending of the book into the movie. I suppose they thought that the book's ending was a bit too intense. Nice copy. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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203 Harris, Thomas Red Dragon
New York G.P. Putnam's Sons 1981 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 8vo 
This is the First Edition and First printing of the novel that introduced Hannibal Lechter to the world. It is the first in the series that was continued with Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal,and Hannibal Rising. It was made into a film quite some time ago called "Manhunter" and it was made into another film called "Red Dragon". The movie starred Anthony Hopkins as the lovable Dr. Lechter. This is a difficult book to find in collector's condition. This copy is in Near Fine condition. It is unread.The dustjacket is also in near fine condition with the tiniest bit of shelfwear to the extreme bottom of the spine.It is virtually invisible.There is a bit of toning to the inner flaps at the top. The dustjacket is not price-clipped.Red Dragon is a true classic of horror and suspense and will make an important addition to the shelves of the book collector. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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204 Harris, Thomas Black Sunday
New York Dell Publishing 1990 Mass Market Paperback Fine No Jacket Signed by Author
Here is a great copy in paperback of Thomas Harris' First Book. With all of us being concerned about terrorism, no story could be more timely. This is the story of a terrorist plot to blow up the Superbowl in retaliation for American aid to Israel. The book is in Fine condition and it has not been read. The wraps are tight and the pages are very clean. All corners are square. Thomas Harris has signed this book directly on the title page. This was the novel that Mr. Harris wrote before Red Dragon, which was the first Hannibal Lecter book. A signed copy of the First edition of this book is quite expensive. This paperback edition is rare in its signed state and very affordable. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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205 Hawthorne, Julian Nathaniel Hawthorne and His Wife
New York D. Appleton and Co. 1885 First Edition Later Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ No Jacket 8vo 
Julian Hawthorne was the son of Nathaniel Hawthorne and also a writer. He authored 'Bressant' and a number of other fiction and non-fiction works. I believe this to be the second printing of this two volume biography. It is dated 1885 on the title page and 1884 on the copyright page. The books are in at least very good condition. The books have very lightly bumped corners except for the rear board of volume two. There is slight toning to the text but it is quite light and there is no foxing. The spines show some shelf-wear at the tops and the bottoms. There are some very small chips to the labels which are written and decorated in gilt. There is a previous owner's name on the ffep of volume one. It is written lightly and it is quite old. There is also the same name written on the first blank page of volume two. Each volume is in its own mylar wrapper. All-in-all this is a very respectable set. It is fascinating to read Julian's perspective of his father as he was growing up. The biography has a mixed reputation. Parts of the work are inaccurate, sensational, and perhaps even falsified. However, without this book much information about Nathaniel Hawthorne would have been lost. This is a similar situation to the Sir Walter Scott biography written by his son-in-law John Lockhart. The biography is very important but not without large errors. Nevertheless this wonderful two volume set is an important and interesting read. 
Price: 99.00 USD
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206 Hawthorne, Julian Bressant
New York D. Appleton and Co. 1873 First Edition Decorative Cloth Very Good No Jacket 8vo Signed by Author
Julian Hawthorne was the son of Nathaniel Hawthorne. He was educated in both the United States and abroad and he spent some of his early life in England. This is a Rare book and beginning with this publication he became a very popular author. This is his First book and this is the First edition of "Bressant". There is an authentic signature attached to the front pastedown that was apparently clipped from the bottom of a letter as it says "Sincerely Yours, Julian Hawthorne". The front and the back boards are in excellent condition and the gilt in the title on the front board is still bright. There is wear to the extreme top and bottom of the spine but very little wear to the spine itself and its lettering. The textblock is quite clean and shows no evidence of foxing. All pages are attached and the original endpapers are present. The rear pastedown is starting at the hinge but the hinge itself is fully attached and you can see a little bit of the webbing of the binding at certain points. There is an almost invisible embossed stamp to the ffep and, with difficulty, the words "Country Gentleman/office/Jun 10 1878/Albany, N.Y./___Tucker & Son". These are all in an oval about 1" tall and 1 1/2" wide. I had to use a magnifying glass to see what the stamp said. It is really almost invisible. The book resides in a Mylar wrapper. Julian Hawthorne said that "I bought twelve reams of large letter-paper, and began my first work,--"Bressant". I finished it in three weeks; but prudent counsellors advised me that it was too immoral to publish, except in French: so I recast it, as the phrase is, and, in its chastened state, sent it through the post to a Boston publisher. It was lost on the way, and has not yet been found. I was rather pleased than otherwise at this catastrophe; for I had in those days a strange delight in rewriting my productions: it was, perhaps, a more sensible practice than to print them. Accordingly, I rewrote and enlarged "Bressant" in Dresden (whither I returned with my family in 1872); but--immorality aside--I think the first version was the best of the three... The book was received in a kindly manner by the press; but both in this country and in England some surprise and indignation were expressed that the son of his father should presume to be a novelist". This is a Very Rare offering for those who are interested in the Hawthorne family and their impact on the literary world. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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207 Hawthorne, Nathaniel Septemius Felton or the Elixir of Life
Boston James R. Osgood 1872 First Edition Decorative Cloth Near Fine No Jacket 8vo 
Here is an outstanding copy of the First edition and Second printing of 'Septimius Felton, or The Elixir of Life There were only 3000 copies of this title printed on June 24,1872 which included this printing and the first printing. There are no records to show when the type was corrected during the printing, so we presume that the book with the correction is the second printing and was printed on the same day. The only difference between the first printing and the second is that on page 42, line 18 there is the word "it" in the second printing. In the first printing which I also have available, there is only a "t" in the same place. The book is in very near fine condition with a touch of shelfwear to the top and bottom of the spine and the tiniest of wear to the outside corners (it is almost invisible). It is a beautiful binding. Hawthorne had left this book incomplete, in two drafts, at his death. Una, Hawthorne's daughter, and the poet and friend of Hawthorne's, Robert Browning, prepared the first draft for the 1872 publication. The novel is considered to be a "fragmentary" novel and is part of The Elixer of Life manuscripts which were first published in complete form in 1977. In this book Hawthorne explores themes of immortality and it is a wonderful story. It is something of a ghost story that was based on an experience that he had when living at "The Wayside" an incredible house that I have personally visited. The gold lettering on the spine is bright and beautiful. The blindstamp on the boards is fine, as is the gold and shows no evidence of rubbing. The textblock is extremely clean with no foxing. The endpapers are original. This is Clarke A29.2 and the primary Point of Issue for the second printing is that on page 42 line 18 the word "it" is present. This is a really great copy of a work from an American Literary Master. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 275.00 USD
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208 Hawthorne, Nathaniel Snow Image and other Twice Told Tales, The
Boston Ticknor and Fields 1852 First Edition Very Good+ No Jacket 
Here is a Wonderful copy of a true antiquarian classic. This is the First Edition and First issue published by Ticknor, Reed and Fields in 1851. Although the title page says 1852 this First edition was intended for simultaneous publication with the First British edition and both are believed to have been printed in December of 1851. This is BAL (7607) and Clark (A19.1a). There were 2,425 copies of this book printed on December 11, 1851. This copy is in Very nice condition with light rubbing to the boards and extremities and some minor shelf-wear to the extreme top and bottom of the spine. The gilt lettering on the spine is still quite bright.There is a four page publishers catalog inserted at the front of the book and it is dated July 1852. The textblock is very clean with a touch of soiling here and there but nothing that is really serious. The binding is quite tight and the book has been well preserved although when you open the book to certain places the binding thread is visible in the gutter. These are not loose pages. This volume is presented in a custom-made presentation case that consists of a brown bookcloth to match the book and the opening of the case is reinforced and made more attractive by a fine leather perimeter.This item makes a very nice presentation. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 395.00 USD
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209 Hawthorne, Nathaniel Twice-Told Tales - Limited Editions Club
New York Limited editions club 1966 1st Thus Slip-Case - Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket 8vo . Signed by Illustrator
Near Fine edition of Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic. The book is near fine with a few light spots to the red top coating of the book. This is hard to see and does not really detract. There is some wear to slipcase and a very small tear of the paper at the top right corner of the opening. There is light sunning to the spine. There were only 1500 copies of this edition printed in 1966 of which this is number 1149. It was printed at the Stinehour Press. The illustrations were drawn by Valenti Angelo and the volume is signed by him on the colophon. A great classic in a very lovely format. 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: 150.00 USD
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210 Hawthorne, Nathaniel Septemius Felton or the Elixir of Life
Boston James Osgood 1872 First Edition Cloth Near Fine No Jacket 
Here is an outstanding copy of the First edition and First printing of Septimius Felton. There were only 3000 copies of this book printed on June 24,1872. Hawthorne had left this book incomplete, in two drafts, at his death. Una, Hawthorne's daughter, and the poet and friend of Hawthorne's, Robert Browning, prepared the first draft for the 1872 publication. The novel is considered to be a "fragmentary" novel and is part of The Elixer of Life manuscripts which were first published in complete form in 1977. In this book Hawthorne explores themes of immortality and it is a wonderful story. This volume is in near fine condition with very minor shelfwear to the extreme top and bottom of the spine. The gold lettering on the spine is bright and beautiful. The blindstamped bands at the top and bottom of the binding and wrapping around the spine are clear and show very little fading. The textblock is extremely clean with no foxing. There is a little raggedness to the outer edge of the title page and the preface page. The very last page of the text shows a little missing paper to the outer edge but it does not interfere with the text. I have not seen another copy of this book in as well-preserved a state as this. This is Clarke A29.a and the primary Point of Issue for the first printing is that on page 42 line 18 the word "it" is missing the "i" and only a "t" is present. I believe that the endpapers have been replaced in this copy at some time in the past. This is a Really great copy of a work from an American Literary Master. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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211 Hawthorne, Nathaniel Wonder Book
London Henry Bohn 1852 First Edition Decorative Cloth Very Good+ No Jacket 12mo 
Here is the Beautiful First English edition of The Wonder Book. The First American edition was published by Ticknor, Reed and Fields on November 15th, 1851 and this First English edition was published by Henry G. Bohn on December 22nd, 1851, less than a month later. So although the title page reads 1852 this is actually an 1851 printing. This copy is in the special "Gift" binding with fine blindstamping to the red boards and a wonderful gilt decoration to the front board. The gilt decoration and lettering on the spine is somewhat faded but it can be easily read. There have been very minor repairs to this copy at the extreme top and bottom of the spine where it had become frayed. The volume has the original pale yellow endpapers and the textblock is clean with no foxing. There are a couple of spots of foxing to some of the plates but it is really virtually non-existent. This is one of Nathaniel Hawthorne's most beloved works and it is still enjoyed by children of all ages. The stories are based on mythology and each one has a lesson to teach. An important and rare piece of American Literary History. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 495.00 USD
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212 Heller, Joseph Good as Gold Limited
New York Simon & Schuster 1977 First Edition Limited Slip-Case - Hard Cover Fine No Jacket 8vo Signed by Author
This volume is a Limited First Edition in fine unread condition that was published in 1976 by Simon and Schuster. There were 500 copies of this book printed of which this is #60. This item is striking in every way. The book is housed in a very bright yellow slipcase that is printed on both sides . The slipcase is in excellent condition and only shows some slight shelf wear to the very bottom of the box. The book itself is bound in decorated cloth and has the stars of the American Flag on both the front and back covers. It is tight and clean. In Good As Gold Joseph Heller did for the White House what he did for the military in Catch-22. He captures the fractured logic of the Potomac with an absurd and moving accuracy. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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213 Heller, Joseph Now and Then: From Coney Island to Here
New York Knopf 1998 First Edition Proof Trade Paperback Fine No Jacket 8vo 
Now, more than Fifty years after Catch-22 exploded into the world's consciousness Heller has decided to show us his life. Here in his Coney Island childhood, down the block from what was the world's most famous amusement park. It was the height of the depression, it was a fatherless family, yet little Joey Heller had a terrific time on the boardwalk, in the ocean (dangerously out of his depth), playing follow-the-leader in and out of local bars and even in school. Then a series of jobs, the Air Force, college, and then the spectacular success of Catch-22 launching one of the great literary careers of the twentieth century. Now and Then will fascinate Heller's fans and give pleasure to everyone for whom Coney Island remains a glorious symbol of fun, fantasy, and a more innocent world. Fine Proof copy published before the First edition. Proofs are printed before the First edition in very limited quantities and are always more rare than the First edition. Tight and unread with a slight crease to the upper left corner of the back panel. It does not detract. A beautiful proof. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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214 Heller, Joseph No Laughing Matter
New York Putnam 1986 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 8vo Signed by Author
This is the story of Joseph Heller's struggle against Guillain-Barre syndrome.The book is in Very Near Fine condition and appears to have never been read. The textblock is clean and the binding is tight. The front lower corner of the front board is slightly bumped with a much smaller corresponding bump to the outer right corner of the rear board. The dustjacket is also Near Fine with the slightest hint of a crease to the extreme top of the front inner flap. It is virtually unnoticeable. The dustjacket is not price-clipped. Joseph Heller, author of Catch-22, Something Happenned, Good as Gold, and many other fine works has signed this book directly on the title page. Laid-in is the announcement of the signing at the Harvard Book Store where this book was autographed. Guillain-Barrer syndrome is a debilitating, sometimes fatal condition that can leave it's victims paralyzed from head to toe. This book is an inspiring, hilarious memoir of calamitous illness and the rocky road to recuperation. It is as great hearted as anything that this deceased author ever wrote.We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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215 Heller, Joseph God Knows - Limited
New York Knopf 1984 First Edition Limited Slip-Case - Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo Signed by Author
When Joseph Heller passed away some time ago we lost one of our most original literary voices. This beautiful Limited First Edition from the author of Catch 22 is in near fine condition. Square corners, clean, tight and crisp. It was published by the Knopf in 1984 and has become quite scarce. It is bound in a Beautiful Rainbow cloth. The dustjacket is in Fine condition with no rips or creases. It is housed in a decorative slipcase that is also near fine. The case shows very minor soiling and a bit of toning from age. This edition was Limited to 350 copies of which this is #225. A beautiful Signed copy of an important novel! God Knows is the story of David, warrior king of Israel and father of Solomon. The book is incredibly funny as well as deeply moving. It seems that God owes David an apology and as he lies on his deathbed he is waiting for it. He looks back on his long life. He rants, he jokes, he grieves, he talks poetry, he talks dirty and he holds nothing back. A really nice copy. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 195.00 USD
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216 Heller, Joseph Something Happened
New York Knopf 1974 First Edition Cloth Very Good+ Very Good+ 8vo 
With the death of Joseph Heller in 1999 America lost one of it most beloved authors. This is an excellent copy of the First Edition of Something Happened, Joseph Heller's first novel after Catch-22. The book is in at least Very Good+ condition with just a hint of wear to the bottom edge and a touch of fading to the very extreme top of the boards. The text block is absolutely clean and the binding is tight. The red coating on the top edge, which so often is seen in a mottled state with this title, is almost perfect. All corners are square. The dustjacket is Very Good+ with no rips or tears and it is not price-clipped. It is still bright and very striking. There is a touch of shelf-wear to the extreme top of the spine panel but no paper is missing. There is the tiniest lean to the book that is virtually unnoticeable and can be leaned right back by hand. Published in 1974 by Knopf, this is one of the major works of twentieth century literature. Something Happened is different than Catch-22 in both substance and tone and it is but another example of the incredible talent of this writer. The story deals with a very disfunctional family and its patriarch's behavior. It is funny as well as poignant. Great copy. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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217 Hemingway, Ernest For Whom the Bell Tolls
First Edition Library 1968 Reprint Hard Cover As New As New 8vo 
This volume is an exact facsimile of the true first edition of 'For Whom the Bell Tolls' by Ernest Hemingway. The First edition was originally published in 1940. This edition is published by the first edition library and it is still in the original publisher's shrinkwrap. These first edition facsimiles are a wonderful way to collect books in an affordable volume that would otherwise be prohibitively expensive.This volume is in as new condition and without slipcase. 
Price: 89.00 USD
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218 Herbert, Brian and Anderson, Kevin J. Dune: House Corrino
New York Bantam Books 2001 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 8vo Signed by Author
In this most recent volume in the trilogy that began with Dune: House Atreides and continued with Dune: House Harkonnen, we have the final chapter of the first part in an unforgettable saga. This book is brand new and in Very Fine condition. It is signed by both authors directly on the title page.The First Printings on this book are becoming more and more difficult to locate and this is a beautiful copy. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 89.00 USD
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219 Hersey, John Call, The
Franklin Center PA Franklin Library 1985 First Edition Full-Leather As New No Jacket as Issued Signed by Author
True first edition in as new, unread condition. The signed first is from the Franklin Library and is bound in full leather with decorative gilt gracing both covers as well as the spine. All of the volumes edges are gilt and the spine has lovely raised hubs. The endpapers are marbled. A satin ribbon bookmark is attached. The book has only been opened to verify the signature. Mr. Hersey, the son of a china missionary, drew on the journals and correspondence of his parents to weave the tale of the fictional David Treadup who has answered the call to spread Christianity among the Chinese people. This is historical fiction at its best. A truly epic tale of some 700 pages. There is a letter from the publisher laid in as well as a Special message from John Hersey appearing only in the first edition. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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220 Hersey, John Call, The
New York Knopf 1985 First Edition Proof Wraps Near Fine No Jacket as Issued 
Uncorrected proofs in near fine condition. Mr. Hersey, the son of a china missionary, drew on the journals and correspondence of his parents to weave the tale of the fictional David Treadup who has answered the call to spread Christianity among the Chinese people. This is historical fiction at its best. A truly epic tale of some 700 pages. Very near fine with very minor soiling to the wrap. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 49.00 USD
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221 Hiaasen, Carl Stormy Weather
New York Knopf 1995 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 8vo Signed by Author
This volume is a first edition and a first printing. It is signed by Carl Hiaasen on the title page and in addition to that there is an inscription on the dedication page which says "For Marilyn, The newest hurricane! with best wishes!" and then it is signed again by the author. This book is in fine condition but for a tiny bump to the upper right corner of the front board and a corresponding tiny bump to the upper left corner of the back board. The book is square, clean, and very nice. The dustjacket is also in great condition and it is not price-clipped. The story involves the aftermath of a ferocious hurricane ripping through southern Florida. We infer that this is Andrew, The con artists and carpetbaggers waste no time in swarming over the disaster area. This novel, for all its drama, is funny and a delight to read. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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222 Hiaasen, Carl Lucky You
New York Knopf 1997 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 8vo Signed by Author
From Carl Hiaasen, the writer who has been described as "Elmore Leonard on nitrous oxide" comes an amazing story of winning the Lottery in Florida. This is my personal favorite of the Hiaasen novels. It is really funny and just a little bit crazy. JoLayne's winning ticket isn't the only one. The other belongs to Bodean Gazzer and his raunchy sidekick Chub, who believe they are entitled to the whole $28 million jackpot. They need it quickly to start their own underground militia before NATO troops invade America. This volume is beautiful and in fine condition. All corners are square and the textblock is absolutely clean. The dustjacket is not price-clipped and shows only a very small crease to the top right extremity of the front panel and a corresponding small crease to the top back panel. They are virtually invisible and will be even less apparent when the book is placed in an archival jacket protector before shipping.The book is inscribed by Mr. Hiaasen on the half-title page. Carl Hiaasen is one of the most original and creative writers that has come down the pike in many years. His books are exciting, intelligent, and occasionally a bit "off the wall". The humor in his books is immediately captivating and if you haven't yet read this man, you are invited to a truly unique experience. This very beautiful book will please anyone who likes a fast and entertaining read. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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223 Hijuelos, Oscar Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love
Norwalk, CT Easton Press 1st Thus Full-Leather As New No Jacket Signed by Author
This book is still in the original publishers shrinkwrap. This very important novel was originally published in 1989 and it became an international bestseller. It won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1990 and that was the first time that the Prize had been given to a hispanic author. The novel chronicles the story of Cesar, an older musician. Now, towards the end of his life he is living in a cheap hotel, getting drunk, and listening to the recordings made by him and his band. His mind contains his entire past annd we are shown a true and believable picture of pre-Castro Cuba and the life that people led in that time before 1959. The book is a fascinating and informative read. This beautiful book is bound in full-tooled burgundy 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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224 Hoffman, Alice Blue Diary
New York Putnam 2001 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 8vo Signed by Author
This is a new copy of a great Alice Hoffman novel. Hoffman is probably best known for her book Practical Magic but she has written a number of fine bestsellers such as The River King, Turtle Moon, and Here on Earth. This book is in very fine condition with all corners square and a pristine textblock. The dustjacket is also very fine and it is not price-clipped. In her spellbinding novel Blue Diary, Alice Hoffman charts the map of the human heart when a dark secret is revealed in a small Massachusetts town. This results in a test of the boundaries of family ties and devotion. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 49.00 USD
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225 Hoffman, Alice River King, The
New York Putnam 2000 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 8vo Signed by Author
Very Fine condition and signed by the author on the title page. First edition and first printing. A suspenseful, lyrical account of one man's search for the truth by a Master Storyteller. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 49.00 USD
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226 Hoffman, Alice Second Nature
New York Putnam 1994 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 8vo Signed by Author
This is a Very Fine copy of the First edition and First printing of Alice Hoffman's Second Nature. The book is new and unread with all corners square and perfectly clean boards. The dustjacket is also in Very Fine condition and there are no rips or tears. The dustjacket is not price-clipped. A Beautiful copy. From the author of Practical Magic comes this modern fairy tale about a place where all things are possible. Where deer can weep, and winter ice turn blood red, and roses bloom all at once, and where love has nothing to do with common sense. It is a compelling story that hints at unexpected answers to timeless questions about innocence and wickedness, and about desire and obsession. Alice Hoffman is truly one of our finest storytellers and this wonderful novel is signed by her on the first flyleaf. A Very Fine addition to any collection of modern signed fiction. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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227 Holden, Craig Jazz Bird, The
New York Simon & Schuster 2002 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 8vo 
Fine First edition. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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228 Hosseini, Khaled A Thousand Splendid Suns
New York Riverhead Books 2007 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New 8vo Signed by Author
This book was purchased and signed by Khaled Hosseini at 'An Evening With Khaled Hosseini' in Ft. Worth Texas. It is signed in Farsi directly on the title page. The book is as new and is a First edition and first printing. The author's previous book 'The Kite Runner' has spent a very long time on the bestseller lists as has 'A Thousand Splendid Suns'. This copy comes with the brochure from the signing as well as a promotional bookmark. A Very Fine copy. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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229 Howard, Monroe Call Me Brick
New York Grove Press 1967 First Edition Cloth Near Fine Near Fine 8vo 
Another erotic classic from the Grove Press. Both the book and the dustjacket are in near fine condition. However there is a Bookplate on the front pastedown. It is partially covered by the dustjacket flap. This is a first edition and first printing. First novel of this author and a fine erotic novel it is! The dustjacket is not price-clipped. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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230 Hugo, Victor Notre-Dame de Paris - 2 volumes Hunchback of Notre-dame
Paris Limited editions club 1930 1st Thus Wraps Near Fine Very Good+ 4to . Signed by Illustrator
The more familiar title for this novel is "The Hunchback of Notre-Dame". For this edition the original French title was used. These two volumes are one of the earliest publications of the Limited Editions Club. They are both large quartos in wraps. They still have the original very fragile glassine wrappers on each volume although there is about a half inch of the glassine wrapper missing at the extreme top of the spine on volume one and a tiny bit at the top of the spine and a very little on the rear wrap lower left corner of Volume two. Most of these glassine wrappers on LEC's have long since dissappeared. The books are in outstanding condition and the textblocks are pristine. I have had a custom built slipcase to contain and protect these fine books. It is made of brown bookcloth and is brand new. This is Victor Hugo's Classic work translated by Andrew Lang. The books were set up and printed by R. Coulouma, Master Printer in Argenteuil. There are wood-cut illustrations executed by Frans Masereel. Masereel has signed the books on the colophon at the rear of volume two. There were 1500 copies of this work published in 1930 (the Limited Editions Club began in 1929). This is number 618. The books are printed on thick Velin D'arches paper and they are really impressive. Victor Hugo, leader of the French romantic movement, not only could tell a gripping story but could endow his characters with a realism so powerful that they have become monumental literary figures.This work has every quality of a great 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. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 425.00 USD
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231 Iribarne, Matthew Astronauts and Other Stories
New York Simon & Schuster 2001 First Edition Proof Trade Paperback Fine No Jacket 8vo 
Matthew Iribarne writes with breathtaking clarity and grace about people trying to make sense of a world that has fallen from beneath them. Fine first edition proof. Proofs are published before the first edition and are publiahed in very small quatities making them more scarce than the first edition. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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232 Irving, John Fourth Hand, The
New York Random House 2001 First Edition Proof Trade Paperback Very Good+ No Jacket 8vo 
This is a Fine Proof copy of The Fourth Hand. The text is absolutely clean and there is only a very slight 'curling' of the outer wraps. The inner wraps shop the original cover of the first edition. This novel is from John Irving, one of our most important writers and also the author of the 'Rabbit' books as well as 'The Cider House Rules' and 'The World According to Garp'. Proofs are printed before the First edition in very limited quantities and are always more rare than the First edition. Tight and unread. Very, very little shelfwear. From a great American author. This is an unusual work. While reporting a story from India, a New York television journalist has his left hand eaten by a lion. Millions of viewers witness the event. In Boston a renowned hand surgeon waits for the chance to perform the world's first hand transplant. A married woman in Wisconsin wants to give the one handed reporter her husband's left hand - that is, after her husband dies. But the husband is alive, young, and healthy. This is John Irving's 10th novel. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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233 Irving, Washington Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus, The
New York N&J White 1834 1st Thus Original Boards Good No Jacket 16mo 
This little volume is a most interesting artifact. It is in good only condition with a worn spine that is beginning to separate at the top. The gilt lettering on the spine is still clearly visible. This volume, which was published in 1834 in New York is a later printing of the edition abridged by Irving which was first published in 1829. The book is fragile but holding together well. There is a waterstain on the upper right corner of the last two blank pages and there is a bit of very light writing in pencil on the inside of the back board and the rfep. An interesting example of very early American printing in the original paper boards. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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234 Irving, Washington Voyages and Discoveries of the Companions of Columbus
Philadelphia, PA Carey and Lea 1831 First Edition Full-Leather Near Fine No Jacket 8vo 
This is a lovely copy of the First American edition of Companions of Columbus. It was published in 1831 less than a month after the first British edition. This is BAL 10133. This copy has been beautifully rebound in chocolate colored leather. There are raised hubs on the spine in the tradition of classic bookbinding and the labels are lettered in gilt. Marbled endpapers have been added and the volume makes a fine presentation. The textblock, for the most part is clean but shows sporadic foxing which is at its worst on the title page. The binding is tight and strong. This is a companion work to The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus. In it, Washington Irving writes of the adventures and exploits of such exploreres as De Leon, Vespucci, Nino, Balboa, and Guerra. A n impressive copy. We are pleased to send pictures on Request. 
Price: 275.00 USD
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235 Jakes, John North and South
New York Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1982 First Edition Proof Trade Paperback Very Good No Jacket 8vo 
Great offering of historical and epic fiction from this most prolific author. Original publishers sticker on front panel detailing publishing facts on the novel. Jakes is the author of many, many works of historical fiction and is a great read. Uncorrected proofs are published before the first edition in very small quantities. They are more scarce than the first edition. over 735 pages. 
Price: 28.00 USD
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236 Jance, J.A Failure to Appear
New York Morrow 1993 First Edition Hard Cover As New Fine 8vo Signed by Author
J.A. Jance is one of our best and most prolific mystery and suspense writers. She is a bestselling author and has written many novels. This is the First edition and First printing of 'Failure to Appear'. It is brand new and has no flaws. It is signed by the author directly on the title page in red ink. In this novel Jance brings back her veteran police sleuth J.P. Beaumont. We follow the detective as he tracks an insanely clever killer through the well-heeled world of actors, stage people and arts patrons. An exciting read from a veteran author! 
Price: 49.00 USD
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237 Janes, Robert J. Dollmaker
Great Britain Soho 1991 First Edition Proof Soft Cover Fine No Jacket 
The scene is occupied France in 1943. A French security man and his partner, a Gestapo agent arive in Brittany to investigate the murder of a local shopkeeper. The accused is a U-boat captain. Is he above the law? Fine Proof copy published before the First edition. Proofs are printed before the First edition in very limited quantities and are always more rare than the First edition. Tight and unread. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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238 Jennings and Brewster Century, The
New York Doubleday 1998 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 4to 
This is a Fine quarto size book that could be used as a coffee-table book. The book itself is in near fine condition with just a touch of shelfwear which is virtually invisible but for a small area of wear on the back board. There is a very small crease to the first free page (FFEP) to the right top corner. The page is black so the small crease is very hard to see, This is a true first edition and first printing. The dustjacket is also near fine and shows slight shelfwear to the top of the spine panel and the rear inside flap has a tiny turned corner at the top. The dustjacket is not price-clipped. This is really a beautiful book and most of the things I have mentioned you will not notice at all. What was it like to watch the Wright Brothers soar into the sky? To hear the first crackling voice aired on the radio? To cower in the ghastly trenches of Europe during World War I. The stock market crash of 1929, the birth of rock and roll, the fall of the Berlin wall. All of these events and countless more are covered in this very heavily illustrated book. Hundreds of pictures and a fine full text to accompany them. This is a spectacular book. It presents history as it was lived and as it will be remembered. A keepsake volume for the whole family. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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239 Johnson, Guy Standing at the Scratch Line
New York Random House 1998 First Edition Proof Trade Paperback Fine No Jacket 8vo 
Fine Advance uncorrected proof. In this hard-hitting, exciting and action-filled novel we are introduced to the most complex and engaging African-American character in fiction. Uncorrected proofs are published before the first edition in very small printings and are therefore more scarce than the first edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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240 Joseph, Isya Devil Worship: The Sacred Books and Traditions of the Yezidiz
Montana Kessinger Publishing 1919 Reprint Soft Cover Fine No Jacket 4to 
This quarto sized softcover treatise was originally published in 1919 and this is a reprint. Devil Worship contains the sacred books as well as the traditions of the Yezidiz. It is a highly detailed work and covers the origin of the manuscripts as well as critical treatments of the subjects covered. The book is in Fine unread condition and will please anyone interested in unusual religions or the occult. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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241 Joyce, James Letters of James Joyce - Edited by Stuart Gilbert
New York Viking Press 1957 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo 
This volume is the First Edition of James Joyce's Letters edited by Stuart Gilbert, a close friend of Joyce. Sixteen years after Joyce's death, this long awaited volume was published simultaneously in New York and London. The volume contains the character of an ever-astonishing Genius which is revealed in more than four hundred letters and notes from his own hand. They were written to the famous and the obscure, to other writers and publishers, and to personal intimates and relatives. This is an amazing collection in the First edition and it will show you sides of Joyce that you may not have been aware of before. The book is in virtually new condition with all corners square and gilt titling on the front board. The textblock is pristine and has no foxing. The dustjacket has a small missing piece of paper at the left extreme top of the front panel. There is a very small bit of chipping to the top end of the spine and even less to the bottom, The inner flaps are beautiful and the dustjacket is not price-clipped. This book is an essential for anyone interested in James Joyce and his works and personality. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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242 Kasischke, Laura Life Before Her Eyes, The
New York Harcourt 2002 First Edition Proof Trade Paperback Fine No Jacket 8vo 
Fine proof copy of the author's third novel. Includes publisher's letter to reviewers laid-in. The story opens with a horrific scene that takes the reader inside the consciousness of a seventeen-year-old girl, Diana, who is forced to decide between saving her own life or that of her best friend. Beautiful proof published before the first edition in a very small printing. Therefore more scarce than the first. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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243 Kaye, John Stars Screaming
New York Atlantic monthly press 1997 First Edition Proof Wraps Very Good+ No Jacket 8vo 
This is an Uncorrected Manuscript of John Kaye's wonderful novel 'Stars Screaming'. It preceded the first edition and was printed in a very small printing. The uncorrected manuscript is created so that the author and publisher can make any needed changes before publication and thus is much more rare than the first edition. The book is in at least Very Good+ condition. It is bound in bright yellow wraps and the corners are all square. There are no creases to the spine panel. This is the premier novel of Mr. Kaye and it is a winner. It is an unsparing and sensual novel about lost dreams and unrequited love. The novel takes us to Hollywood to trace the legacy of one man's life. Ray Burk is struggling to get into 'The Business' as a screen writer. His wife suddenly begins to lose her mind. Burk starts spending entire days circling Los Angeles on an endless path, worrying about the future of his five-year-old son. Through his wandering a searing picture begins to emerge. Kaye's vision of Hollywood illuminates the lost souls that inhabit the underside of the city. Alongside the shimmering stars on Hollywood Boulevard there are pimps and winos that eke out their existence. There are B-movie actors who drink away the afternoon and Burk slowly loses his grip on his own life. The novel is complex and difficult to describe but is a great read and a rare copy. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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244 Keillor, Garrison WLT a Radio Romance
New York Viking Press 1991 1st/2nd Printing Cloth Very Good+ Very Good+ 8vo Signed by Author
For all of the fans of "Lake Wobegon" both on radio and in print, here is a lovely second printing of WLT: A Radio Romance.The book is in very fine condition as is the dustjacket, which is price-clipped. The book is signed directly on the page before the half-title which contains a publisher's imprint. In the spring of 1926, two brothers, Ray and Roy, plunge into radio and start station WLT (With Lettuce and Tomato). It is an inspired effort to rescue their failing restaurant and become the Sandwich Kings of South Minneapolis. This is an enjoyable and very funny book. A real pleasure to read. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 59.00 USD
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245 Kellerman, Jonathan Conspiracy Club, The
New York Ballantine Books 2003 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New 8vo Signed by Author
This volume is a First edition and First printing. It is signed directly on the title page by Jonathan Kellerman, a New York Times Bestselling author. The book and dustjacket are in very fine condition with no flaws.The dustjacket is not price-clipped. Over the course of over twenty acclaimed novels of suspense, Jonathan Kellerman has pitted psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware against disturbed and dangerous adversaries. This novel has a different kind of hero. A dedicated young psychologist, unschooled in the ways of violent crime and unbelievable Evil finds that his life is touched by both. He is thrust into a chilling hunt for a twenty-first-century Jack the Ripper. This is a real page turner and a beautiful book. 
Price: 49.00 USD
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246 Kellerman, Jonathan Flesh and Blood
New York Random House 2001 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 8vo Signed by Author
This volume is in Very Fine condition and it has never been read. The dustjacket is also Very Fine and it is not price-clipped. Perennial bestseller and acknowledged master of the psychological thriller, Jonathan Kellerman presents this most riveting and memorable work. This is an Alex Delaware novel about a troubled and elusive young woman whose brutal murder forces the brilliant psychologist-detective to confront his own fallability. Kellerman's Los Angeles is evil, seductive, erotic, and unforgiving. Flesh and Blood contains an ingenious plot, filled with unforgettable characters, and finished with a terrifying climax. A Great read! We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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247 Kelly, Jack Great Illustrated Classics: Heroes of America: Benjamin Franklin
New York Baronet Books 1996 Cloth Laminate As New No Jacket 
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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248 Keneally, Thomas Schindler's List
Norfolk, Conn Easton Press 1st Thus Full-Leather As New No Jacket Signed by Author
This is a brand new book and it still resides in the Original Publisher's Shrinkwrap. The volume is signed by Thomas Keneally and a COA from Easton Press is also included. this book as well as the film that was made from it truly shook the world with its story of horrible misdeeds during the Holocaust . An absolutely gripping account.The acclaimed bestselling classic of Holocaust literature, winner of the Booker Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Award for Fiction, and the inspiration for the classic film—“a masterful account of the growth of the human soul” (Los Angeles Times Book Review). A stunning novel based on the true story of how German war profiteer and factory director Oskar Schindler came to save more Jews from the gas chambers than any other single person during World War II. In this milestone of Holocaust literature, Thomas Keneally, author of Daughter of Mars, uses the actual testimony of the Schindlerjuden—Schindler’s Jews—to brilliantly portray the courage and cunning of a good man in the midst of unspeakable evil, This book is an amazing read and a wonderful collector's item in this condition.This beautiful book is bound in full-tooled leather with satin moiré endpapers, satin ribbon bookmark and 22kt gold on the spine. The spine has raised bands in the style of classic bookbinding. Beautiful gilt designs ornament the front board and unlike most Easton Press books which are decorated with gilt, The paper was made especially for this edition. The leather was cut entirely by hand. It has raised bands on the spine in the style of classic bookmaking. Published by Easton Press it is a volume of heirloom quality and will be treasured for generations to come. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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249 Kesey, Ken Sailor Song
New York Viking Press 1992 1st Edition Advance Pictorial Wraps Near Fine Near Fine 8vo 
Ken Kesey passed away a couple of years ago and his loss has been keenly felt by the book community. He was the author of such modern classics as "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" as well as "Sometimes A Great Notion". It was published pre-first edition in New York by the Viking Press in 1992. The volume is bound in pictorial wraps and this Advance copy is not only rare, it is somewhat unusual. The text block is not attached to the pictorial wrap cover. I believe this is as issued as there are no remnants of glue to the area of the book where it would have been attached. There is Looseness in first preliminary page but this could be easily repaired. Otherwise, the book is in Fine condition. Sailor Song is an epic novel that basically asks the question: Does love make any sense at the end of the world? The book is about things that endure and come around again - back at you and back to you. Advance uncorrected proofs. Nice copy. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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250 King, Alan Name-Dropping: The Life and Lies of Alan King
Norwalk CT Easton Press 1996 First Edition Limited Full-Leather As New No Jacket 8vo Signed by Author
This is an as new copy of Alan Kings "Name-Dropping: The Life and Lies of Alan King. It was only removed from its shrink-wrap to verify the signature. Alan King, who for years has entertained us with his unique brand of humor, has written a Very funny autobiography. Filled with wry humor and wonderful stories, this volume will lift the spirits of anyone who reads it. The Limited First was printed in an edition of 1,800 copies of which this is #1473. 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. Published by the Easton Press in 1996 it is a volume of heirloom quality and will be treasured for generations to come. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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251 King, Jonathan Blue Edge of Midnight
New York Dutton 2002 1st Edition Advance Trade Paperback Fine No Jacket 8vo 
Seeking to find refuge from his demons after killing a twelve-year-old child in a robbery gone bad, ex-cop Max Freeman now lives in a secluded cabin on South Florida. One night echoes of his past resurface when he finds a carefully wrapped corpse of a child in a web of vines as he is canoeing down river. A terrific mystery with the publishers advance letter laid-in. Fine Proof copy published before the First edition. Proofs are printed before the First edition in very limited quantities and are always more rare than the First edition. Tight and unread. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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252 King, Larry Tell Me More
Norwalk CT Easton Press 1990 First Edition Full-Leather Fine No Jacket Signed by Author
I think that the whole world probably knows who Larry King is from his hosting of the popular talk show on CNN. The suspender wearing Mr. King is as interesting in his own right as many of the influential guests on the show. This beautiful true First Edition is Mr. King's second book and it explores many of his most interesting experiences as well as telling many wonderful stories from this man's most unusual life. This book is in fine condition and as is usual with volumes from the "Easton Press" it is impressive in it's beauty and quality. This 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. Published by Easton Press in 1990 it is a volume of heirloom quality and will be treasured for generations to come. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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253 King, Stephen Hearts in Atlantis
New York Scribner 1999 1st Edition Advance Trade Paperback Near Fine No Jacket 8vo 
This novel has been made into a Major Motion picture starring Anthony Hopkins. Here is a wonderful volume for the Stephen King collector. It is a Very Fine copy of the First Edition of Hearts in Atlantis in 1st edition advance format. Advance editions are printed in small numbers in order to check for mistakes before the regular first edition is published and to send some copies to reviewers. The Large trade paperback First Edition is in very fine condition. The book appears to have not been read. The corners are square and there are no creases on the spine. There is a small dark mark on the top-edge near the spine but it really does not detract. This book is composed of five interconnected, sequential narratives, set in the years from 1960 to 1999. Each story is deeply rooted in the sixties. King once more sets out to explore the heart of darkness that lies within his characters and their actions as the story unfolds. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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254 King, Stephen Black House - White cover
London Harper Collins 2001 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New 8vo 
First UK edition with the white dustjacket. Fine copy. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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255 King, Stephen Black House - Black cover
London Harper Collins 2001 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New 8vo 
First UK edition with the black dustjacket. Beautiful copy. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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256 King, Stephen Bag of Bones
New York Scribner 1998 1st Edition Advance Wraps Fine No Jacket 8vo 
Here is a Very Fine copy of the proof of what has been called Stephen King's most unforgettable novel. The Pre-First Edition Advance Reading Copy from the Uncorrected Proofs. Proofs are published in very small quantities and as such are more rare than First Editions. This proof is tight and clean with all corners square and no creases to the spine. This is a remarkable collector's book. This title, while still containing the general spookiness of all Mr. Kings novels also reaches beyond its genre' into the world of fine literature. For all his popularity, it is my opinion that the quality of Mr. King's writing is often underrated. He is a fine modern novelist and this wonderful title is further proof of that. The condition of the book is Very Fine. This is a story of grief and a lost love's enduring bonds. A New love that is haunted by the secrets of the past, and of an innocent child caught in the terrible crossfire. A Great read! We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 99.00 USD
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257 King, Stephen, Ridley Pearson Diary of Ellen Rimbauer, The
New York Hyperion 2001 First Edition Cloth Laminate Fine No Jacket 8vo 
This is the First edition and First printing of this classic haunted house novel. When it was first published, it was assumed that Stephen King had written it but it later became known that the true author was Ridley Pearson. This is the book that the miniseries Rose Red was based on and it follows the construction of the spooky old place in the form of Ellen Rimbauer's contemporary diary. The book is in very fine condition and it is bound in a cloth laminate. In addition the book resides in a mylar cover. Rose Red was an enormous home that would be the site of so many horrific and inexplicable tragedies in the years after it's building. Also, and this is strange, the house is still changing and growing on its own. A wonderful ghost and haunted house story that is just plain fun to read. A fine copy and a first printing. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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258 King, Stephen, Straub, Peter Talisman, The
New York Viking Press 1984 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 8vo 
Fine copy of the First edition of this classic novel of horror and fantasy. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 99.00 USD
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259 Kipling, Rudyard Five Nations, The
New York Doubleday Mclure 1903 First Edition Cloth Very Good+ No Jacket 8vo 
Here is the first American edition of Rudyard Kiplings 'The Five Nations'. Published in 1903 by Doubleday this volume is in excellent condition. The green coloring of the boards is still rich and the gilt lettering is bright. The top edge is also gilt. There is a gift inscription on the ffep that is dated 1904. The inside front hinge is beginning to loosen but this could be easily repaired with a strip of archival tape. There is a small bit of scratching to the back board but it really is minor. This book contains many of the wonderful poems of Rudyard Kipling in their first appearance in print. It resides in its own mylar wrapper and the top edge is gilt. There is a loose clipping laid-in of Kipling's poem Mother O' Mine that looks like it came from a very old newspaper. There is only slight general wear to the book and it makes a really nice presentation. This is a book for all ages. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 120.00 USD
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260 Kirk, Terence S. Secret Camera, The + Dragon's Tooth
California La Boheme 1983 First Edition Limited/Numbered Trade Paperback Fine No Jacket 8vo Signed by Author
I count myself very luck in having met with this author at a recent bookshow. The Secret Camera is now in its third printing and when I expressed my interest in First editions, the author was kind enough to bring me the last few that he had. This is a remarkable man. His booth was covered with photographs of him with ex-presidents and political figures as well as Oliver North. The Secret Camera is a non-fiction account of Terence S. Kirk's 45 long months in a Japanese prisoner of war camp. He was captured with a group of his fellow soldiers and this is their story. It is a Linited edition of 1000 of which this copy is #838. It is in trade paperback format (the third printing is in a laminated hardcover format) and it is in Fine condition. It is a shocking recount of the incredible cruelty that these prisoners were made to endure. Dragon's Tooth is a First edition, First printing trade paperback as well. It is a fictional story of the same men that were captured with the author. In this book he postulates what might have been had they not been captured. It is also in fine condition and is signed by the author. His wife also wrote a readable version of his signature just above the true signature. These books complement each other perfectly and thus I have decided to offer them as a set. Anyone interested in the treatment of American Prisoners by the Japanese during World War Two will find these books fascinating. A truly unique offering. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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261 Koontz, Dean Sole Survivor
New York Knopf 1997 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo Signed by Author
Dean Koontz's novels have been published in thirty-eight languages and have sold over 200 million copies. He is a master of the suspense novel. This story begins with a catastrophic, unexplainable plane crash. Three hundred and thirty dead and no survivors. Among the victims are the wife and two daughters of crime reporter Joe Carpenter. A year later, still gripped by grief, Joe encounters a woman named Rose who claims to have survived the crash and she holds out a tantalizing possibility: A secret that will bring Joe peace of mind. Before he can ask questions, she slips away. Driven now by rage and a hope that is almost as unbearable as his grief, Joe sets out to find the woman. If there really was one survivor, could there have been others? This novel unfolds at a heart-stopping pace as a desperate chase and a shattering emotional odyssey lead Joe to the truth and force him to reassess everything he thought about life and death. This volume is in Fine condition and it is signed directly on the blank page after the FFEP. The dustjacket is also in Fine condition with no rips or tears. The dustjacket is not price-clipped. A terrific story. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 69.00 USD
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262 Kosinski, Jerzy Passion Play
New York St. Martin's Press 1979 First Edition Limited Cloth Fine No Jacket 8vo Signed by Author
This is a Signed Limited Edition of what may well be Jerzy Kosinski's most well known novel. The edition was limited to 500 copies of which this is number 205. Mr. Kosinski has signed the book in a large bold script directly onto the First endpaper, which is actually the other side of the limitation page. Jerzy Kosinski is well know for his stark and sometimes almost surreal writing in such books as The Painted Bird and The Five Steps. This book is in Fine condition and is housed in a mylar wrapper. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 149.00 USD
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263 Kostova, Elizabeth Swan Thieves, The
New York Little Brown Company 2010 First Edition Cloth As New As New 8vo Signed by Author
From the author of 'The Historian' the most creative vampire story that I have ever read. This is a First edition and First printing of this wonderful novel. The book is signed on the title page. This offering is in Fine condition with all corners square and no bumps or dings. The dustjacket is also Fine and it is not price clipped. A beautiful book. This is a book about obsession and Art.. Andrew Marlow, a psychiatrist, has a perfectly ordered life--solitary, perhaps, but full of devotion to his profession and the painting hobby he loves. This order is destroyed when the renowned painter Robert Oliver attacks a canvas in the National Gallery of Art and becomes Marlow's patient. When Oliver refuses to talk or cooperate, Marlow finds himself going beyond his own legal and ethical boundaries to understand the secret that torments this silent genius, a journey that will lead him into the lives of the women closest to Robert Oliver and toward a tragedy at the heart of French Impressionism. Moving from American museums to the coast of Normandy, from the late nineteenth century to the late twentieth, from young love to last love and the losses of history, and with the power of art to preserve human hope. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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264 Kostova, Elizabeth Historian, The
New York Little Brown Company 2005 First Edition Cloth As New As New 8vo Signed by Author
This is a brand new book and it has not been read. It is in Very Fine condition and it is Signed and Dated by the author in the month of publication. This novel was a New York Times bestseller and it has rightfully taken its place with the great gothic horror novels. This is a different kind of Vampire story and I promise that you have never read anything quite like it. Late one night, exploring her father's library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of old yellow letters. The letters are all addressed to "My Dear and Unfortunate Successor" and they plunge her into a world that she never dreamed existed. The letters provide links to one of the darkest powers that humanity has ever known, and to a centuries-long quest to find the source of that darkness and destroy it. It is a quest for the truth about Vlad the Impaler, the barbarous medieval ruler whose reign formed the basis of the Dracula legend. In the course of reading the book we are well informed of eastern European history and the trail of Dracula is followed in a complex and subtle manner. The book is a wonderful change from the standard horror novel and it certainly qualifies as 'Literature". A great read and a beautiful book. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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265 Kostova, Elizabeth Historian, The
New York Little Brown Company 2005 First Edition Proof Wraps As New As New 8vo 
This is a brand new book and it has not been read. It is in Fine condition and there is no creasing to the spine. The ARC is always more rare than the first edition book and it is in the format of a Trade Paperback. In the case of this book the Arc also has flaps at the front and rear like a harcover dustjacket would have. This novel was a New York Times bestseller and it has rightfully taken its place with the great gothic horror novels. This is a different kind of Vampire story and I promise that you have never read anything quite like it. Late one night, exploring her father's library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of old yellow letters. The letters are all addressed to "My Dear and Unfortunate Successor" and they plunge her into a world that she never dreamed existed. The letters provide links to one of the darkest powers that humanity has ever known, and to a centuries-long quest to find the source of that darkness and destroy it. It is a quest for the truth about Vlad the Impaler, the barbarous medieval ruler whose reign formed the basis of the Dracula legend. In the course of reading the book we are well informed of Eastern European history and the trail of Dracula is followed in a complex and subtle manner. The book is a wonderful change from the standard horror novel and it certainly qualifies as 'Literature". We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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266 Lansdale, Joe R. Captains Outrageous
New York Warner Books 2001 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 8vo Signed by Author
Joe R. Lansdale brings back Hap Collins and Leonard Pine, the Bad Old Boys of his classic novels. Mr. Lansdale signed and dated this book at the Texas Book Festival on 11/17/01 in Austin, Texas. The book is in Very Fine condition. Joe Lansdale has written over 200 short stories and over a dozen novels in the Suspense, Horror, and Western Genre's. He has received 6 Bram Stoker awards from the Horror Writers of America as well as the British Fantasy Award and the American Mystery Award. He is a recognized Master Storyteller. He combines a thirst for Old-Fangled adventure with a thrilling New West Spirit. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 59.00 USD
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267 Lansdale, Joe R. Captains Outrageous
New York Mysterious Press 2001 1st Edition Advance Pictorial Wraps Fine No Jacket 8vo 
Advance reading copy for Mr. Lansdale's fantastic novel. Another Hap Collins and Leonard Pine novel. Fine in wraps. Fresh from his recent fictional triumph, "The Bottoms", winner of the Edgar Award for best novel and a New York Times Book Review "Notable Book of the Year" Joe R. Lansdale brings back Hap Collins and Leonard Pine, the Bad Old Boys of his classic novels. The book is in Fine condition and there are no flaws whatsoever. This work is a wonderful and exciting read. Joe Lansdale has written over 200 short stories and over a dozen novels in the Suspense, Horror, and Western Genre's. He has received 6 Bram Stoker awards from the Horror Writers of America as well as the British Fantasy Award and the American Mystery Award. He is a recognized Master Storyteller and he is a very fine writer. He combines a thirst for Old-Fangled adventure with a thrilling New West Spirit. If you have not yet read a Joe R. Lansdale novel then you are in for a delightful treat.We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 39.00 USD
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268 Lansdale, Vachss, Morrell, Wilson Dark at Heart
Arlington Heights, Illinois Dark Harvest 1992 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New 8vo Signed by Author
This volume is in Very Fine condition as is its Dustjacket. It includes twenty short stories by some of our most pre-eminent writers. This edition is signed by David Morrell, Joe R. Lansdale, Karen Lansdale and F. Paul Wilson directly on the half-title page. The stories carry a common theme and that is that the characters are motivated to the evil side of life. They are Killers and sociopaths and their motivations are very frequently of a sexual nature. Here we have details of child abuse, murder, dismemberment, and violent revenge. These are the Dark Hearted that live among us and each story is a masterpiece of horror or crime. These are graphic and sobering stories for the brave at heart. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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269 Laws, Stephen and Morris Mark Voyages Into Darkness
Philadelphia, PA Bump in the Night Books 1992 First Edition Limited/Numbered Trade Paperback As New No Jacket 8vo 
This edition of 'Voyages Into Darkness' was limited to 350 copies of which this is number 17. It is signed on the limitation page by the authors as well as the illustrator. The introduction was written by Gary S. Potter and his signature is also present. The volume is a slim 54 page trade paperback which contains the introduction as well as five short stories. The book is in Very Fine condition. A real rarity in the world of horror! 
Price: 45.00 USD
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270 Lea, Tom Wonderful Country, The
Abilene Tx Four-O Publishing 1995 First Edition Limited Slip-Case - Hard Cover As New No Jacket 4to Signed by Author. Signed by Illustrator
Tom Lea is both an author and an artist. This is a very special edition of his most beloved work "The Wonderful Country" and it is a First Thus but will not be reprinted. It is brand new and was purchased directly from the publisher in the original publisher's shipping box. The book is full quarto in size and bound in a beautiful brown bookcloth with cream colored labels on the spine and an etching attached to the front board. The edges are rough cut and this large book is illustrated as well as written by Tom Lea. The book resides in a fine slipcase with illustrated covers and spine labeling. There were only 250 copies of this book published. The book is signed by Tom Lea directly on the title page. The book was designed, printed, and bound at the Arion Press who are very famous for their fine limited productions the world over. The paper is French mouldmade Rives. Very rare and very beautiful. We are pleased to send pictures on request, 
Price: 775.00 USD
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271 Lee, Valerie www.sex.net
San Fransisco, CA Russian Hill Press 1998 First Edition Proof Soft Cover Very Good+ No Jacket 
Debut novel of High-Tech sexual obsession that reads like a front page crime story. A San Francisco stockbroker and on-line sex entusiast stumbles across a particularly kinky chatroom. She becomes hooked. Her personal relationships begin to crumble and her professional position is in jeapordy as she begins the final stage in her spiral down to violence and death. Near-Fine Proof copy with a little sunning to the back panel published before the First edition. Proofs are printed before the First edition in very limited quantities and are always more rare than the First edition. Tight and unread. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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272 Leigh, Janet House of Destiny
Ontario Canada Mira 1995 1st Edition Advance Wraps Near Fine No Jacket 8vo Signed by Author
From the star of Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" and many other films comes this novel of Hollywood that only an insider could write. This book is in Fine condition and has not been read. There is only the tiniest bit of shelfwear to the extreme top of the book's spine-panel and a very small turn to the bottom right of the front wrap. Both are almost invisible. The volume resides in a mylar cover for protection. It is inscribed by Janet Leigh directly on the title page. It reads 'Peggy' and is then signed by Ms. Leigh. Ms. Leigh, who is also the mother of Jamie Lee Curtis, has written a novel that is both rich in scope and filled with drama. It brings together a cast of characters who reflect our deepest desires as it centers on the lives of two very different men whose unlikely friendship creates an empire.Trade paperback. Signed advance reading copy of the Psycho star's novel. Overall light toning to the text block. Otherwise very near fine. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 49.00 USD
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273 Leighton, Marian Great Illustrated Classics: Heroes of America: George Washington
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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274 Leonard, Elmore Tishomingo Blues - Signed LTD
New York William Morrow and Company Inc 2002 First Edition Limited Cloth Fine Fine 8vo Signed by Author
We have lost a great writer in Elmore Leonard. Here is a Fine offering from the author of Get Shorty and Bandits, Elmore Leonard. This copy is as new with no flaws to detract. It is a Limited Signed edition and has been specially bound and produced by the publisher. Mr. Leonard has signed this book on the Limitation page. Dennis Lenahan, the high diver, would tell people that if you put a fifty-cent piece on the floor and looked down at it, that's what the tank looked like from the top of that eighty-foot steel ladder. Dennis is a daredevil and the girls love him. Things have been going okay for him until the day that he looks down from the high-dive platform and witnesses a mob hit-Dixie style. This is another taut thriller from Elmore Leonard. Leonard is a true master of dialog and his skills are as sharp as they ever were. This is a beautiful signed Limited copy of this best-selling title. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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275 Leonard, Elmore Bandits
New York Arbor House 1987 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 8vo Signed by Author
When Elmore Leonard passed away it was a loss to the book world. Elmore Leonard is the author of many highly acclaimed novels including the international bestsellers "Get Shorty" and "Glitz". He has been praised by Newsweek as "the greatest crime writer of our time, perhaps ever". This offering is a Signed First Edition, which is in Very Fine condition. The novel was Published in 1987 by Arbor House. Bandits is one of Elmore Leonard's most daring and accomplished novels. His characters have never been more vivid, his humor subtler, or his plotting stronger. Signed first from this remarkable author. Great copy. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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276 Leonard, Elmore Glitz
New York Mysterious Press 1985 First Edition Limited Slip-Case - Hard Cover Fine No Jacket 8vo Signed by Author
Published by The Mysterious Press in 1985 this is a Special Limited Edition of 500 copies of which this volume is number 160. It is beautifully signed by Elmore Leonard. The book is in fine unread condition and comes housed in a matching slipcase. The slipcase shows some very minor shelfwear. Mr. Leonard, who among many great works of crime fiction has penned Get Shorty and Bandits, really outdid himself with Glitz. The book was made into a major motion picture some years ago and is still very high on the list of favorites with Elmore Leonard fans. Very Nice. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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277 Leonard, Elmore Swag
New York Delacorte Press 1976 First Edition Cloth Very Good Near Fine 8vo 
Here we have one of the early novels of Elmore Leonard. Published in 1976 this is a fairly scarce item. The book itself is in Very Good condition with a previous owners name and a date written on the ffep and then crossed out. There is also some soiling to the fore-edge. Corners very lightly rubbed. The dust jacket is near fine with a corner crease to the front flap. Take a couple of well-meaning guys in Detroit, give them guns and a foolproof set of rules for success in armed robbery and you end up with a clever, tough, suspense caper worthy of the talents of the amazing Elmore Leonard. We are happy to send pictures on request, 
Price: 80.00 USD
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278 Leonard, Elmore Bandits
New York Arbor House 1987 First Edition Proof Wraps Near Fine No Jacket 8vo 
Elmore Leonard is the author of many highly acclaimed novels including the international bestsellers Get Shorty and Glitz. He has been praised by Newsweek as "the greatest crime writer of our time, perhaps ever". This offering is an Advanced Reader's Copy(ARC) that was published before the first edition. These Arc's are printed in very small quantities and serve the purpose of allowing the author and publisher to check for necessary corrections before the release of the first edition. Copies are also sent to professional reviewers so that they can read the book before release. This copy shows very minor shelfwear with an absolutely clean textblock with no writing or soiling. The book is protected by a strong mylar wrapper. Bandits is one of Elmore Leonard's most daring and accomplished novels. His characters have never been more vivid, his humor subtler or his plotting stronger. This book makes a Fine presentation and will be a wonderful addition to the shelves of any collector.Near fine arc with very minor shelf wear. A signed first edition of this title is available. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 49.00 USD
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279 Leonard, Elmore Swag
New York Delacorte Press 1976 First Edition Cloth Near Fine Very Good 8vo 
Here we have one of the early novels of Elmore Leonard. Published in 1976 this is an item that is becoming somewhat scarce. The book itself is in at least Very Good Plus condition and would be Fine but for a bump to the top left corner of the front cover which is fairly difficult to see, and a very, very tiny lean. The volume shows very slight shelf wear. It is very clean and tight. The dust jacket is very good and it is not price-clipped. It has a closed tear on the back panel and some light creasing. All of the paper is present. Take a couple of well-meaning guys in Detroit, give them guns and a foolproof set of rules for success in armed robbery and you end up with a clever, tough, suspense caper worthy of the talents of the amazing Elmore Leonard. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 149.00 USD
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280 Leonard, Elmore Freaky Deaky
New York Arbor House 1988 First Edition Proof Wraps Fine No Jacket 8vo 
This is a beautiful Proof copy of Elmore Leonard's 'Freaky Deaky'. The book is in Fine condition and has clearly never been read. It is bound in orange wraps (large trade paperback) and the wraps are virtually pristine but for the marker writing on the front panel. It is very common for proofs to be marked by the publisher or author in the process of getting the first edition printed. Proofs are printed in very small quantities and serve the purpose of allowing the author and the publisher to make any needed corrections before the first edition is printed. Proofs are much more scarce than first editions. There are no creases to the spine panel of the proof and there are no turned corners. The textblock is absolutely clean and the book has 339 pages. Elmore Leonard is also the author of many other bestselling crime novels such as 'Get Shorty', 'Glitz', and 'Bandits'. He is a Hollywood insider because of his extensive work with screenplays and the adaptation of his novels to the film format. George Will has said "O.K. Here's what you do. Stand in the bookstore and read the first chapter of 'Freaky Deaky'. Won't take long. Only ten pages. The store owner won't mind because he knows you will then buy the book". Elmore Leonard's novels are of crime and humor and feature Plots that simply cannot be resisted. They are highly enjoyable and Leonard himself is known for his incredible skill at writing dialogue. There is no one like him. This book is fun and funny and will take you on a very enjoyable escapade. A true collector’s item. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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281 LeSage Gil Blas, The Adventures of
London Hurst Robinson and Co. 1822 1st Thus Full-Leather Very Good+ No Jacket 12mo 
These four volumes are bound in full green calfskin with gilt decoration on all boards as well as the spine. The endpapers are marbled and all edges are marbled as well. There are only a few spots of foxing in the four volumes and the textblock is clean and unmarred. The books are presented in a green leather slipcase that matches the bindings of the books and the slipcase is internally trimmed with high-quality red leather to emulate the marbling on the endpapers and edges. The books are 12mo. There are fine inserted illustrative plates throughout the books and the books make a remarkable presentation. The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane is a long novel made up of many episodes. It was one of the first works of literature to introduce thieves, vagabonds, and vulgar peasantry into fiction. It is a precursor of the realism of Flaubert and Balzac. The setting is supposedly Spain but the characters and settings are in reality French. The timeless appeal of the book comes from the skilled narration of exciting tales, and from its author'sshrewd insight into the minds of his picturesque characters. A remarkable and rare 1822 First Thus edition of a timeless literary classic. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 449.00 USD
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282 Lewis, Sinclair Dodsworth
New York Harcourt and Brace 1929 First Edition Cloth Very Good No Jacket 8vo 
Quite a bright copy. Some toning to text and rubbing to the spine and front board. Stll, a nice tight copy. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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283 Lind, James M.D. A Treatise on the Scurvy
Birmingham, Alabama Classics of Medicine Library 1980 1st Thus Full-Leather As New No Jacket 8vo 
This beautiful volume is an exact facsimile of a treatise that was originally published in 1753. This facsimile is of the third edition (enlarged and improved) which was published in 1772. The book is bound in full leather with very ornate gilt decorations both on the boards and on the spine. All edges are gilt and there is a silk ribbon bookmark bound-in. The book contains fine marbled endpapers and makes a wonderful presentation. The book is brand new and has never been read. This is truly an interesting offering for those who have an interest in what medicine was like in the 18th century. A wonderful acquisition for a nedical student or a Doctor who is interested in medical history.Scurvy was a terrible thing in those times and for a long time afterwards. In its time this was a very important book. We are pleased to send picures on request. 
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284 London, Jack Before Adam
New York Macmillan and Company 1907 First Edition Decorative Cloth Very Good No Jacket 8vo 
is is a most interesting book from Jack London of Call of the Wild and White Fang fame. This is the first published edition and it is the first printing. There had been a previous "for copyright only" printing but it was not published. This volume is in at least Very Good condition in its tan textured boards. The illustration on the front board, which actually begins at the lower spine, is still bright and clear. The lettering on the spine is somewhat faded but still perfectly readable and legible. This is BAL 11903 and all points are accounted for with this copy. The frontispiece is present as are seven full page plates and a two page map. There are also illustrations that are literally included in the textblock. The book has a very slight lean to it but there is no foxing and the binding is very solid. This is an unusual Jack London book in that he deals with the common dreams of man, such as the dream of falling. His idea is that before we were men we lived and slept in trees and falling could mean immediate death. The main character and narrator of the book professes to have dreams in which he sees himself as a pre-human cave and tree dweller named "Big Tooth". London creates a wonderful and horrifying world for his protagonist to inhabit. He works with early evolution as well as survival of the fittest. This is an explicit book that includes killing, torture, chases, and large exterminations. It is a graphic as well as a provocative novel that will have you thinking about new ideas in new ways. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 189.00 USD
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285 Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth New England Tragedies, The
Boston Ticknor and Fields 1868 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket 12mo 
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was one of our greatest American poets. His other works include 'The Song of Hiawatha' , 'Evangeline', and 'The Courtship of Miles Standish'. This book is a First Edition and First printing. It is BAL 12150. The book is near fine and the boards are clean and decorated in gilt. This copy contains the 'TF' device at the bottom of the spine and the pendants in the device are more or less solid. BAL says that this is one of the first copies printed. It is a very early copy of a fine First edition. There is some shelfwear to the extreme top and bottom of the spine but it is quite light and all of the cloth is present. The outer corners of the book show a really small spot of wear and it is almost not worth mentioning. The book still has it's original brown endpapers and the front free endpaper (ffep) has a crease and a bit of scratching. The endpapers are in excellent condition for a book from 1868. Viewed from that perspective they seem almost new. The gilt on the front board is very bright and there is only a very small bit of fading to the gilt on the spine. The textblock is very clean with just a touch of toning and no foxing whatsoever. This is truly a very nice copy of this important book. 'The New England Tragedies' is a long dramatic poem composed of two dramas, each with a prologue and five acts. The first is titled 'John Endicott' and the second is called 'Giles Corey of the Salem Farms'. This is wonderful reading and what can I say about a first edition Longfellow? A great addition to the shelves of any collector. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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286 Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth In The Harbor
Boston Houghton Mifflin Company 1882 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket 16mo 
This is the last book published by Longfellow and it contains the unfinished poem “The Children's Crusade". This is the second issue of the First edition. The book contains original poetry as well as five translated poems. This is BAL 12239. The point of issue at the bottom of page 27 has been corrected and is a cancel (replacement). There were three issues of the book and the second issue is identified by the correction as well as the replacement of page twenty seven. This was done because when the error was discovered the books were already in their bindings. The third issue was corrected by replacing conjugate sheets. The volume is in brown cloth that is decorated and lettered in gilt. The top edge is also gilt. There is a frontispiece portrait plate of Longfellow and the original tissue guard is still in place. The book contains 88 pages and the textblock is completely clean with no foxing with the exception of a tiny bit of foxing to the title page and a bit of offsetting from the frontispiece. The volume is 16mo (almost 12mo) at 4 1/2" wide by 6 3/4" tall. There is slight shelf-wear to the extreme top and bottom of the spine but the boards are in excellent condition.This book also contains a poem to President Garfield who was friends with both Longfellow and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Truly, a very nice copy of the last work of a Master American poet. Near fine in brown cloth with gilt on the cover and the spine. Light shelfwear particularly to the spine extremeties. A lovely copy of BAL 12239. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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287 Lovesey, Peter Diamond Dust
Great Britain Soho 2002 First Edition Proof Soft Cover Fine No Jacket 
Peter Lovesey began writing mysteries in 1970 and has won the British Crime Writers' Association Silver and Gold Daggers as well as the Diamond Dagger for Lifetime Achievement. In the United States he has won the Edgar Award as well as the Ellery Queen Reader's Award. This copy of Diamond Dust is the first edition proof. This is the First American edition. The book is in As New condition and there are no flaws.These are the stories of Detective Inspector Peter Diamond, a bluff, old-fashioned policeman who is nearing his fiftieth birthday. When a shooting is reported in Bath's Victoria Park, Diamond rushes to the scene. But he is soon ordered by his superiors to leave the solution of this crime to others. How can he? This time the victim is someone that he loves. Great mystery! 
Price: 15.00 USD
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288 Mailer, Norman Naked and the Dead, The
Franklin Center PA Franklin Library 1979 1st Thus Full-Leather Fine No Jacket 4to Signed by Author
This is the Beautiful Franklin Deluxe edition of Norman Mailer's first and most famous novel. Published in 1979 on the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of the book's original appearance, this copy is bound in full leather with gilt decorations on the boards and the spine. It is signed by Norman Mailer and there is a tissue guard protecting his signature. There is a bound-in ribbon bookmark and all of the edges are gilt. The volume is in fine, unread condition although there is some very slight wear from age to the top edge gilt. This book makes a wonderful presentation. The Naked and the Dead has been hailed as one of the finest novels to come out of the second world war and the greatest combat novel ever written by an American. It is written in down-to-earth, journalistic detail, and the story follows a platoon of marines who are stationed on a Japanese-held island. The Naked and the Dead is representative of the finest in Twentieth century American Writing. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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289 Mailer, Norman Advertisements for Myself
New York Putnam 1959 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo 
Norman Mailer, who also authored The Naked and the Dead, has been one of most controversial as well as provocative writers. There is no one quite like him either in writing style or in attitude. This book is in Near Fine condition with square corners and very little shelf-wear. The boards are bright and clean and the lettering on the spine has fared well over the years despite a very small amount of fading. There are a couple of small tape ghosts to the front pastedown and the ffep. They are a bit over 1/4" and are hardly a factor. This also appears on the rear free endpaper. These marks are really small. The binding is tight and the textblock is entirely clean with virtually no toning. Advertisements for Myself is a collection of Mailer's short works over the years. It includes short stories, essays, short novels, and other forms. However, it is a collection like no other because its separate pieces are woven together by an autobiographical narrative which is startling in the candor of its confessions. The writing runs from old fashioned fulmination to Satanic wit and is thoroughly enjoyable. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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290 Malamud, Bernard Stories of Bernard Malamud, The
New York Farrar Straus Giroux 1983 First Edition Proof Wraps Very Good+ No Jacket 8vo 
Bernard Malamud was an American novelist and short story writer who made parables out of Jewish immigrant life. His First novel and probably his best known was 'The Natural' in 1952 which is a fable about a baseball hero with miraculous powers. He won a Pulitzer Prize for 'The Fixer'. This is a Proof copy of 'The Stories of Bernard Malamud'. Proofs are published in very small quantities in order that the author and the publisher can make any corrections to the book before publication. They are also sent to some reviewers to give them an advance look. Proofs are scarcer than the first edition.The proof is bound in wraps(Large trade paperback) and the wraps are tight and clean. There is some light sunning to the spine and some very light sunning to the extreme perimeter of the front wrap. There is a tiny scratch to the back wrap that is almost unnoticeable. The book is tight, clean, and attractive. Malamud's genius is most apparent in his short stories. Though the stories are told in spare, compressed prose, they include bursts of emotional, metaphoric language. Grim city neighborhoods are visited by magical events. Their hard-working residents have glimpses of love and self-sacrifice. This volume contains twenty-five stories and runs to 350 pages. It is a treasure of powerful literary accomplishment. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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291 Malone, Michael First Lady
2001 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 8vo Signed by Author
Here is a Very Fine copy of a modern mystery by Michael Malone. Mr. Malone has received international acclaim for his Uncivil Seasons and Time's Witness. Often compared by critics to Dickens for his vivid characters and the breadth of his fictional landscape, Malone here introduces his readers to another gallery of memorable southerners. Published in 2001 by Sourcebooks Landmark, this copy is in as new condition . The dustjacket is also very fine with no rips or tears and it is not price-clipped. In a quiet Southern college town, a young woman's body is found mutilated, tagged and addressed to the local Police Lieutenant and Police Chief. The media and the mayor demand a suspect but police have no idea who the victim is, and, worse yet, they have no leads. Their only clue is that she is wearing nothing but a Guess T-shirt, like another woman found dead a few months earlier. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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292 Margolin, Phillip Wild Justice
New York Harper Collins 2000 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 8vo Signed by Author
Phillip Margolin is the kind of writer that puts you on the edge of your seat and keeps you there. He is the writer of many New York Times Bestsellers and this novel is a masterpiece of psychological suspense. This is a tense and scary book and it will delight the reader with many surprises. The volume is a first edition and first printing. It is signed on the title page by Phillip Margolin. It is in very fine condition. As New, all corners square, and an absolutely pristine text block. A collectable volume. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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293 Marko, Eve Great Illustrated Classics: Heroes of America: Clara Barton
New York Baronet Books 1996 Cloth Laminate As New No Jacket 
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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294 Martini, Steve Undue Influence
New York Putnam 1994 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo Signed by Author
With millions of his novels in print, Steve Martini has joined the front ranks of psychological thriller writers. Martini is a former trial attorney and John Grisham says about him that he 'Writes with the agile episodic style of a lawyer quick on his feet'. Undue Influence is a compellling mystery and court drama. This is the first edition of this novel and it is signed by Steve Martini on the title page. The book is in near fine condition but for some slight crinkling of the dust jacket at the top of the spine. The dustjacket is also price-clipped. The textblock is tight and clean and all four corners of the book are square. An excellent choice for the lover of thrillers and mysteries. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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295 Matheson, Richard Passion Play
Baltimore, MD Cemetary Dance 2000 First Edition Limited Cloth As New As New 8vo Signed by Author
Here is a very fine copy of a Limited Edition from Richard Matheson and Cemetary Dance Publications. This book was published in the year 2000 in an edition of 1000 numbered copies of which this is #424. Both the book and dustjacket are without flaw. This novel falls into the noir category. Richard Matheson wrote this novel close to fifty years ago and it has been revived in this edition. When Mr. Matheson reread this novel for this publication he found that he was "rather pleased with it" and wondered why it did not sell well in the fifties along with the other three noir novels that he had written at the time. The book is an evocation of Los Angeles in the 1950's. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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296 McCourt, Frank Angela's Ashes
Norwalk, CT Easton Press 2003 1st Thus Full-Leather As New No Jacket 8vo Signed by Author
This book is in As New condition and is was only opened to verify the signature, The book is brand-new. "When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all". Indeed, it was a life of incredible destitution, deprivation, disease, and death. The improvidence of McCourt's alcoholic father forced his desperate wife Angela to beg to feed her family. Yet Frank McCourt's amazing storytelling, humor, and compassion has transformed his grim experience into an inspiring and funny tale of survival, dignity, and love. Angela's Ashes spent a year on the bestseller lists and was awarded the "National Book Critics Circle Award" as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Biography. 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. 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: 225.00 USD
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297 McDermid, Val Killing The Shadows
New York St. Martin's Press 2001 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo Signed by Author
Here is a Very Fine copy of a recent mystery by the Edgar Award nominated Val McDermid. The book is signed directly on the title page. All corners are square and the book is absolutely clean. A killer is on the loose, blurring the line between fact and fiction. His prey - the writer's of crime novels who have turned psychological profilers into the heroes of our times. This killer is different. His bloodlust shatters all the conventional wisdom surrounding the motives and the mechanics of how serial killers operate. For one woman, the desperate hunt to uncover his identity becomes a matter of life and death. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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298 McMahon, Neil Blood Double
New York Harper Collins 2002 First Edition Proof Pictorial Wraps Fine No Jacket 8vo 
By the author of Twice Dying. Fine Proof copy published before the First edition. Proofs are printed before the First edition in very limited quantities and are always more rare than the First edition. Tight and unread. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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299 McMurtry, Graham, Various Lone Star Literature
New York Norton 2003 1st/2nd Printing Cloth Fine Fine 8vo 
Texas is an experience and as an ex New Yorker and a current citizen of Texas I can tell you that it is a unique one. This wonderful anthology contains a foreword by Larry McMurtry. It is a comprehensive collection of writing that through fiction, autobiography, and essays provides true picture of the diversity, scope, and complexity of the Texas experience. This is the second printing of the first edition and it is in Fine condition. Brand new and not Price-clipped. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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300 McMurtry, Larry Evening Star, The
New York Simon & Schuster 1992 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 8vo Signed by Author
Here is a Fine copy of a wonderful Larry McMurtry novel. The Evening Star is the sequel to the international bestseller Terms of Endearment. The book is in Fine condition and looks as if it were printed yesterday. It is inscribed by Mr. McMurtry on the first page following the front free endpaper. This copy is not price-clipped and the price of $23.00 is still present on the front flap. In this novel, Larry McMurtry brings us up to date with the characters that first appeared in Terms of Endearment. It is a rich and beautiful novel that deals with the unexpected turns and failures of life. Even Aurora Greenway's life does not turn out quite as planned. McMurtry's characters are so finely drawn that they take on a reality that is unique in American Fiction and this is an important novel for any collection of Signed McMurtrys. We are please to send pictures on request. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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