on-line Bookstore

 Mystery, Detective, Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror

Quick Search

Advanced Search
Spy and Espionage Fiction.
Science Fiction/Fantasy.
Ghost Stories.
Adventure Fiction.
Historical Fiction.
Western Literature.
Black Literature.
Plays and Playwrights.
Literary Criticism.
Literary Biography.
Film History and Criticism.
Western Americana.
Children's Literature.
Illustrated Books.
Paperback Originals.

View a complete list of subjects
Our secure web pages are hosted by Chrislands Inc, who use a Thawte SSL Certificate to ensure secure transmission of your information.
Fully Trusted SSL Certificate

Browse Category

Click on Title to view full description

1 (Adams, Douglas). Jones, Terry DOUGLAS ADAMS'S STARSHIP TITANIC
New York: Harmony Books, (1997). 0609601032 / 9780609601037 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Novel by the Monty Pythonite based upon Adams's throwaway line in LIFE, THE UNIVERSE AND EVERYTHING, and the interactive computer game Adams developed based on that line! 
Price: 15.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
2 (Adams, Franklin Pierce). Ashley, Sally F.P.A.: The Life and Times of Franklin Pierce Adams
New York: Beaufort Books Publishers, (1986). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A breezy, happy, affectionate portrait of a once-famous newspaperman's life and the carefree and productive era in American letters in which he lived, presenting both the private man and the public citizen. Out-of-print 
Price: 20.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
3 (Adams, Henry). Decker, William Merrill THE LITERARY VOCATION OF HENRY ADAMS
Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, (1990). 0807818747 / 9780807818749 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Tall octavo. 323 pages; notes, bibliography, index. 
An insightful study focusing on Adams's relationship with his audience, emphasizing his rhetorical strategies in his effort to create a dialogue with his readers, and his struggle to redefine America as a nation of millenial promise. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
4 (Addison, Thomas). Wilks, Dr. and Daldy, Dr., editors A COLLECTION OF THE PUBLISHED WRITINGS OF THE LATE THOMAS ADDISON, M.D.
(Birmingham, Alabama): (The Classics of Medicine Library), (1983). First edition thus. Fine in gilt-decorated full burgundy leather, hubbed spine, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, and satin ribbon marker. 
A Collector's Edition privately printed for members of The Classics of Medicine Library. A handsome facsimile prepared from the first edition of 1868 courtesy of the Yale Medical Library. 
Price: 50.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
5 (Ade, George). Coyle, Lee GEORGE ADE
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1964). First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in a lightly rubbed, price-clipped dust jacket. 
A retrospective on the writings of the New York literary celebrity whose syndicated stories earned him millions of readers. Full of previously unpublished letters and other material available only in manuscript. Twayne's United States Authors Series #63 
Price: 15.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
6 (Aesop). Martin, John; illustrated by George L. Carlson and W. Fletcher White AESOP'S FABLES IN RHYME FOR LITTLE PHILOSOPHERS
New York: John Martins' Book House, (1924). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. A hint of wear and rubbing (a short stretch of gilt missing from front cover border), the suggestion of splaying to covers, else a virtually fine copy; in gilt-decorated green cloth with color paste-on illustration, pictorial endsheets; no dust jacket. 
Original verse re-tellings of Aesop, distinguished by the breathtakingly bold, vibrant artwork, executed in orange and black silhouettes crowding every single page; the cover paste-on in shades of blue, orange, green and black, is simply stunning. 
Price: 150.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
7 (Agnon, S.Y.). Fisch, Harold S.Y. AGNON
New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing, (1975). 0804421978 / 9780804421973 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine; in a price-clipped, near fine dust jacket with one short closed tear. 
An introduction to the works of the 1966 Nobel Prize-winning Israeli novelist, defining his narrative style as a blend of dream and waking. Part of Frederick Ungar's Modern Literature Monographs Series. 
Price: 12.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
8 (Agnon, S.Y.). Hochman, Baruch. THE FICTION OF S.Y. AGNON
Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, (1970). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. 
The first book in English to take on a thorough evaluation of Nobel Prize-winning Israeli novelist's achievement. Hochman argues that the ambiguities in Agnon's work result from his double focus on modern and Orthodox Jewish identity. 
Price: 12.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
9 (Aiken, Conrad). Bonnell, F.W & F.C., compilers CONRAD AIKEN: A Bibliography (1902-1978).
San Marino, California: The Huntington Library, 1982. 0873281187 / 9780873281188 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. The first comprehensive and authoritative bibliography of this important American poet, novelist, playwright and critic. 
Recorded in five sections: works by Aiken; works edited by or contributed to by Aiken; his first appearances in U.S. and British periodicals; translations of his works; and ephemeral pieces and miscellaneous media productions. Indexed. Out-of-print. 
Price: 25.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
10 (Aiken, Conrad). Killorin, Joseph, editor SELECTED LETTERS OF CONRAD AIKEN
New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1978. 0300021801 / 9780300021806 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine; in a near fine, price-clipped dust jacket with mild fading to the spine. Tall octavo. 350 pages; indexed. 
245 letters from the man Malcom Cowley called "the buried giant of American writing," selected from a pile of around 3,500, including some written to friends such as T.S. Eliot and Malcolm Lowry. Striking photo of the author to jacket front panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
11 (Alcott, Louisa May). Stern, Madeleine; editor PLOTS AND COUNTERPLOTS: More Unknown Thrillers of Louisa May Alcott
New York: William Morrow & Company, Inc., 1976. 0688030467 / 9780688030469 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine; in a near fine, lightly shelfworn dust jacket with mild rubbing and a tear to the crown of the spine. Octavo. [319] pages. 
Contents: --"V. V.: or, Plots and Counterplots" (1865), [as by A. M. Barnard]; "A Marble Woman: or, The Mysterious Model" (1865), [as by A. M. Barnard]; "The Skeleton in the Closet" (1867); "A Whisper in the Dark" (1863); and "Perilous Play" (1869). 
Price: 12.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
12 (Alexander, Lloyd). May, Jill P. LLOYD ALEXANDER
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1991). 0805776222 / 9780805776225 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
First full-length study of the award-winning author of works for children and young adults, recipient of a Newberry Medal, National Book Award, and American Book Award. His "Prydain Chronicles" have earned him comparison with Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
13 (Alfaro, Eloy). Edited by A. Curtis Wilgus ELOY ALFARO 1842-1912: Citizen of the Americas
Panama City, Republic of Panama: Eloy Alfaro International Foundation, 1959. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine in pale blue stapled wraps. Octavo. 68 pages. Illustrated with photographs. 
Tribute to the former Ecuadorian president José Eloy Alfaro Delgado (1842-1912), a member of the Radical Liberal Party who was president twice: from 1895-1901 and 1906-1911. 
Price: 25.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
14 (Alger, Horatio). Gardner, Ralph D. HORATIO ALGER: Or The American Hero Era
New York: Arco Publishing Company, Inc., (1978). 0688044667 First edition thus. 503 pages, including index. Illustrated. Hardcover. Cello-tape scars to front and rear pastedowns mild soiling to upper page edges, age-toning to pages, thus very good plus; in a very good dust jacket: age-toned, price-clipped, with creasing to both flaps, cello-tape remnant to rear flap. 
"For once it is not a cliché to call this definitive."--Saturday Review. Nostalgic biography of the man whose name is synonymous with rag-to-riches success, including a complete and updated bibliography once published separately as ROAD TO SUCCESS. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
15 (Algren, Nelson). Giles, James R. CONFRONTING THE HORROR: The Novels of Nelson Algren
Kent, Ohio, and London: The Kent State University Press, (1989). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Examines the evolution of themes within the works of the author of THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM and A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
16 (Allen, James Lane). Townsend, John Wilson JAMES LANE ALLEN
Louisville, Kentucky: Courier-Journal Job Printing Company, 1927. First edition, limited to 100 numbered copies SIGNED by Townsend. Hardcover. A few small bumps to lower edges, general wear and age-darkening to the covers, else very good plus in gilt-stamped green cloth over printed boards. Printed on Alexandra Japan cream deckle-edge paper. With tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Allen. 
A volume of correspondence between Townsend and Allen, and other biographical material concerning the important Kentucky author. Illustrated with a drawing by Orson Lowell for Allen's CHOIR INVISIBLE, and a facsimile letter. 
Price: 75.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
17 (Allingham, Margery). Pike, B.A. CAMPION'S CAREER: A Study of the Novels of Margery Allingham
Bowling Green, OH: Bowling Green State University Popular Press, (1987). 0879723807 / 9780879723804 First edition, first printing: Simultaneous trade paperback: Review copy, with publisher's review bookmark laid in. Trade Paperback. Fine, tight and clean in illustrated wraps. Octavo. 253 pages; bibliography and story checklist. 
A biography of Allingham's career and an analytical study of the mystery novels with commentary on plot and character details. Pike explains the author's influences, and how and why her characters continue to thrive from book to book. 
Price: 25.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
18 (Allyn, Joseph Pratt). Nicolson, John and Strate, David K., editors BY HORSE, STAGE AND PACKET: The Far West Letters of Joseph Pratt Allyn
San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1988. First edition, limited to 450 copies; publication #187. Hardcover. Fine in photo-pictorial decorated covers, white printed spine label, and plain off-white dustwrapper. With notes, bibliography, index, and biography of Pratt by the editors. Illustrated with photos and contemporary drawings. 
Appointed a judge of the Arizona Territory in 1863, Allyn contracted with an eastern newspaper to provide a series of letters describing his experiences in the West. Fascinating glimpses of L.A., San Bernardino, San Francisco and of the Donner Crossing. 
Price: 75.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
19 (Amis, Kingsley). Gohn, Jack Benoit KINGSLEY AMIS: A Checklist
USA: The Kent State University Press, (1976). First edition. Hardcover. Fine without dust jacket. 
A bibliography of documents written by or related to the renowned English novelist, poet and critic, including unpublished letters and scripts, all of his published writings, and a compendium of critical pieces on his writing. Serif Series #34. 
Price: 25.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
20 (Amis, Kingsley). Jacobs, Eric KINGSLEY AMIS: A Biography
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1998). 0312186029 / 9780312186029 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. A few pages at the rear lightly creased, else near fine; in a photo-pictorial dust jacket. 392 pages, thirty-four b&w plates, notes, bibliography, and an index. 
A biography of the British author who burst onto the literary scene with LUCKY JIM in 1954, and has written many important and popular novels, poems, short stories, and critical works. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
  1  2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  NEXT >   Skip 10 >>

Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to
Copyright©2018. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by