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1 (Magnin, Rabbi Edgar F.) Matthew, Brander, edited with introduction and notes THE SHORT-STORY: Specimens Illustrating Its Development
New York/Cincinnati/Chicago: American Book Company, (1907). First edition. Dated (Feb. 1911) ownership signature of [Rabbi] Edgar F. Magnin to the front endpaper. Hardcover. Top page edges lightly dust soiled, mild fading to the spine, else a near fine copy in maroon cloth lettered in the blind to the front cover; gilt titles and rules to the spine; no dust jacket. 399 pages; appendix. 
For nearly 69 years, Rabbi Magnin served his 2,500 family congregation at the Wilshire Boulevard Temple, Los Angeles. In addition, he ministered to a city, earning a reputation as "the father figure of Los Angeles." This is an early school text. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2 Adler, Bill, concept; Chastain, Thomas, introduction MURDER IN LOS ANGELES
New York: William Morrow & Company, Inc., (1987). 0688066844 / 9780688066840 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine; in an age-toned, else fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
Eight of Southern California's best mystery writers team up to outdo Adam's Round Table, the all-star team of New York writers who created MURDER IN MANHATTAN. Includes stories by Breen, Fontana, Fox, Gault, Henderson, Nolan, Russell, and M.R. Henderson. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3 Benardete, Jane, editor AMERICAN REALISM
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1972). 39910903X First edition. Hardcover. Small spot to the front cover, and a slight splay, else near fine in red-orange cloth with gilt lettering to the spine; in a printed dust jacket, with a few tears and tanning to the extremities. 
An anthology of essays by the leading realist writers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including Walt Whitman, Mark Twain, Henry James, and John Steinbeck. The development of the realist style is explored through the artist's own writings. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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4 Bethell, L.A. Lieutenant-Colonel, editor BLACKWOOD TALES FROM THE OUTPOST: JOBS OF WORK
London: William Blackwood And Sons Ltd., 1943. Reprint. Hardcover. Some minor stains to covers, otherwise a very good copy without dust jacket, as issued. 
Volume five in this series. Uniform blue cloth with gold spine lettering on an attractive spine label. This anthology, which blends fact with fiction, includes adventures with civil servants in India and other colonial frontiers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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5 Block, Lawrence, editor MASTER'S CHOICE: Volume II
New York: Berkley Prime Crime, (2000). 0425170314 / 9780425170311 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very mild crease to front endpaper, near fine; a fine dust jacket. 
MWA Grandmaster Block asked a group of mystery scribes to select their personal best, and match it with story by a fellow genre luminary who had inspired them. Contributors include: McCrumb, Gores, Hill, Ellin, Hoch, Hunter, Rankin, Oates, more. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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6 Breen, Jon L. & Ball, John, editors MURDER CALIFORNIA STYLE
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1987). 0312006209 / 9780312006204 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a very nearly fine, illustrated dust jacket. 
Twenty-two short stories by members of the Southern California Chapter of Mystery Writers of America. With an introduction by John Stevenson and work by Howard Browne, Maxine O'Callaghan, Joseph Hansen, John Ball, Robert Bloch, among others. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7 De Camp, L. Sprague, editor WARLOCKS AND WARRIORS
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1970). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a lightly shelfworn and rubbed dust jacket. 
This anthology of heroic fantasy is edited and contains an introduction by one of the old masters of sf and fantasy. Jacket painting by comics artist Jim Steranko. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8 Goulart, Ron, editor THE HARDBOILED DICKS: An Anthology and Study of Pulp Detective Fiction
Los Angeles, California: Sherbourne Press, (1965). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Hint of edge wear, else fine; in a fine, illustrated dust jacket with appealing comic book style artwork. 
Terrific cross section of pulp mysteries from the pages of BLACK MASK, DIME DETECTIVE and DETECTIVE FICTION WEEKLY. The old pros represented (and enthusiastically introduced by Goulart) include Sale, Dent, Davis, Gruber, Gardner, Butler, and Nebel. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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9 Hasty, Olga Peters & Fusso, Susanne, editors and translators AMERICA THROUGH RUSSIAN EYES 1874-1926
New Haven and London: Yale University Press, (1988). 0300040156 / 9780300040159 First edition. Red cloth Hardcover. Purple line to the lower page edges, an abraded spot to one lower corner tip, and a lightly bumped upper corner tip to the front cover, else very good plus; in a photo-pictorial dust jacket with tears, cello-tape, and nicks to the extremities. 
226 pages, nine b&w photographs, notes and references at the end of each chapter, and an index. A collection of travel accounts by Russian writers including Grigorij Machtet, Vladimir Korolenko, Vladimir Bogoraz, Maxim Gorky, and Vladimir Mayakovsky. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Philadelphia/New York: J. B. Lippincott Company, [No date]. Book club edition. Printed with the code M04 on page 599. Hardcover. Near fine in dust jacket. 
Four novels featuring Pamela and Jerry North, the pair of sleuths immortalized in over twenty-five novels as well as radio and television series. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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11 McCullough, David Willis GREAT DETECTIVES: A Century of The Best Mysteries From England and America
New York: Pantheon Books, (1984). 0394540654 / 9780394540658 First edition. Hardcover. Near fine with mild age-toning to the pages and endsheets; in a like pictorial dust jacket. 
Complete novels and short stories of suspense and brilliant detection, by masters such as Agatha Christie, Robert van Gulik, Raymond Chandler, Ellery Queen, Rex Stout, and Ray Bradbury. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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12 Miller, John and Tim Smith, editors MOON LORE
San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (1995). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in boards. 
Humanity's age-old fascination with the moon in its many guises inspires this colorful collection of lunar poems, chants, fables, and curses, from medieval spells to parlor games to zodiacal information. Small octavo. Illustrated. 154 pages. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13 Miller, John and Tim Smith, editors THE MOON GODDESS
San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (1995). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in boards. 
This anthology of historical and modern writers on the subject of women's mystical connection to the moon includes myths and musings by Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, Joseph Campbell, and others. Small octavo. Illustrated. 154 pages. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14 Nolan, William F., editor A WILDERNESS OF STARS: Stories of Man in Conflict with Space
Los Angeles: Sherbourne Press, (1969). Second printing. Hardcover. Upper corner tips lightly bumped, else near fine in a mildly age-toned illustrated dust jacket. 
A collection of ten science fiction short stories by some of the giants in the field including Poul Anderson, Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke and Walter M. Miller, Jr., among others. With an introduction by Shelly Lowenkopf and a "postscript" by Nolan. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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15 Nolan, William F., editor THE BLACK MASK BOYS: Masters in the Hard-Boiled School of Detective Fiction
New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., (1985). 0688039669 / 9780688039660 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. SIGNED inscription with original drawing of a hard-boiled character. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Anthology of classic BLACK MASK fiction by Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Erle Stanley Gardner, Horace McCoy, Carroll John Daly, Frederick Nebel, Raoul Whitfield and Paul Cain presented with biographical and critical comments by Nolan. SIGNED! 
Price: 50.00 USD
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16 Peale, Norman Vincent, editor NEW GUIDEPOSTS
New York: Prentice-Hall, Inc., (1951). First edition. Hardcover. A very good plus copy in a chipped, torn, and shelfworn dust jacket. 
Dr. Peale collected in this volume over fifty personal messages of inspiration and faith written by men and women of all faith, from all walks of life. Octavo. 248 pages. Hardcover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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17 Priest, Christopher, editor ANTICIPATIONS
London/Boston: Faber and Faber, (1978). 0571112072 / 9780571112074 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket. 
Eight short stories from Watson, Sheckley, Shaw, Priest, Harrison, Disch, Ballard and Aldiss. With an introduction by Priest. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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18 Priest, Christopher, editor ANTICIPATIONS
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1978). 0684156342 / 9780684156347 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Light bump to the lower edges and to the spine head, else fine in an illustrated dust jacket. 
Eight stories from some of the top sf writers including "One Afternoon at Utah Beach," by J.G. Ballard and "A Chinese Perspective" by Brian W. Aldiss, among others. With an introduction by Priest. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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19 Queen, Ellery, editor ELLERY QUEEN'S PRIME CRIMES
Secaucus, New Jersey: Castle, (1988). First edition thus. Hardcover. Near fine in illustrated dust jacket. 
Nifty anthology of mystery and suspense yarns from the pages of EQMM. Authors represented include Ron Goulart, H.R.F. Keating, George Baxt, Janwillem van de Wetering, Antonia Fraser, Anthea Cohen, Warren B. Murphy, Hugh Pentecost, Lawrence Treat. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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20 Stapleton, Lara and Gonzalez, Veronica, editors JUNCTURE: 25 Very Good Stories and 12 Excellent Drawings
(Brooklyn, N.Y.): Soft Skull Press, (2003). 1887128913 / 9781887128919 First edition, first printing: Trade paperback original. Trade Paperback. New. Fine in wraps. SIGNED by the author Mark Von Shiegelland and by the editor/author Veronica Gonzalez to the title-page. 
A collection of ultra-current American prose that reflects not only contemporary literary experimentation (science fiction, rhythmic prose, absurdism) but also reflects American life with all of its cultural hybridizations. Jonathan Lethem contributes. 
Price: 18.95 USD
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