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181 Kurtz, Katherine CAMBER OF CULDI
New York: Ballantine Books, (1976). First edition: Paperback Original. #24590; cover price, $1.95. Mass market paperback. A near fine, unread copy in illustrated wraps. 
Volume IV in the Chronicles of the Deryni. This copy SIGNED by the author to the title-page. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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(London): Virgin, (1997). 0753500493 / 9780753500491 Reprint: Paperback original. Mass market paperback. Tiny corner creases to front and rear covers, light spine creases, heavy rubbing to spine, an about near fine copy in illustrated wraps. 
"The definitive unauthorized guide to J. Michael Straczynski's BABYLON 5. 428 pages, including index. A chunky pocket-sized paperback. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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183 Laymon, Richard THE CELLAR
(New York, N.Y.): Warner Books/A Warner Communications Company, (1980). 0446922463 / 9780446922463 First edition: Paperback Original. #92-246. Original $2.25 printed cover price. Mass market paperback. Slight spine lean, spine reading creases, very light wear to shelf -edges, about very good, and still fairly tight (with publisher's promotional insert still intact), in wraps with evocative photo art by Neil Slovin. 
The late author's debut. "Gory, gruesome and terrrifyingly credible."--Daoma Winston. "Laymon uses a typewriter ribbon soaked in cold blood." 
Price: 12.50 USD
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184 Lee, Tanith RED AS BLOOD Or Tales from the Sisters Grimmer
(New York): DAW Books, Inc./Donald A. Wollheim, Publisher, (1983). First edition, first printing. DAW Books No. 513. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in illustrated wraps. Cover art by Michael Whelan and interiors illustrations by Tanith Lee. 
Revisionist fairy tales from the popular and prolific Ms. Lee, including her dark, modernist, and subversive spins on Cinderella, ("When the Clock Strikes"), Red Riding Hood ("Wolfland"), and Sleeping Beauty ("Thorns"). Scarce! 
Price: 50.00 USD
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New York: Ace Books, Inc., (1966). First Edition: Paperback Original. Ace Double #G-597. Mass market paperback. Fine in wrappers; illustration for the Le Guin is by Jerome Podwil; for the Disch, Kelly Freas has created a memorable blue-hued, satanically bearded and hair-horned alien bearing an ax, with a flame-reddened otherworldly metropolis in the background. 
The first release of PLANET OF EXILE; backed by the first book appearance of MANKIND UNDER THE LEASH. A very nice copy. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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New York: Ace Books, Inc., (1966). First Edition: Paperback Original. Ace Double #G-597. Mass market paperback. Very good: with faint creasing to both covers, light edgewear, pages mildly age-toned; in illustrated wraps with Le Guin cover art by Jerome Podwil, Disch cover by Kelly Freas. 
First appearance of the early Le Guin title, the second Hainish novel, in an Ace do-si-do backed by the Disch tale. This copy SIGNED by Le Guin to the title-page of her novel. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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BLOOD MONEY, Lewis, Jack
187 Lewis, Jack BLOOD MONEY
(Los Angeles, Calif.): A Headline Book, (1960). First edition, first printing: a paperback original. Headline Books #108, cover price, $.50. Mass market paperback. A fine, bright, as-new, unread copy in illustrated wraps. 
"They had come to find Hitler and $1 million dollars. But a luscious wanton stood in their way!!!...Lyra had been close to the Lesbian; close enough that some of it might have rubbed off. Now, she was trying to prove it hadn't, and I was helping her." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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188 MacDonald, John D. THE EMPTY TRAP
New York: Popular Library, (1957). First Edition: Paperback Original. Popular Library #830 (25c). Mass market paperback. Creased tear to the center of the spine, mild creases to the covers, some dampstains to the covers and page edges, else very good in illustrated wraps. 
Cover blurb reads "He sold his soul for another man's wife." A bright, crisp copy. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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189 Machen, Arthur THE GREAT GOD PAN And Other Weird Stories
New York: Editions for the Armed Services, Inc., [No date]. First edition: Paperback Original. #940. Mass market paperback. A whisper of edgewear, a hint of rubbing, else very nearly fine in staplebound, oblong wraps, illustrated with a miniature book in a jacket showing a white-gowned doctor holding a sharp surgical instrument looking down upon an unconscious young woman. 
Original collection of Machen tales, including the unsettling title yarn, "The White People," "The Inmost Light," "The Recluse of Bayswater." Scarce title in the fragile series of books designed to fit snugly in a serviceman's pocket. Unusually nice. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Oakland, California: Cliffhanger Press, (1988). 0912761113 / 9780912761114 First edition: Trade Paperback Original. Trade Paperback. Fine in illustrated, glossy wraps. 
Publisher's promtional bookmark laid in. Inscribed to a fellow writer, SIGNED "gerry"; additionally SIGNED in full by the author to the half-title page. The prolific short-story writer's first novel and private-eye Jerry Cool's debut. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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191 Marlowe, Dan J. STRONGARM
London: Frederick Muller Limited/Gold Medal Book, (1964). First U.K. edition, first printing: a paperback original. #406 on spine; cover price, 2/6. Mass market paperback. Sticker ghost to front cover, hint of wear at the extremities, else a fine, unread copy in illustrated wraps. 
"Meet Peter Karma, the man who broke jail and wound up neck-deep in a gangland bloodbath." Unusual U.K. issue. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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192 Marshall, Alan LUST PROWL
[No place]. Midnight Reader, (1963). First edition. Midnight Reader #470. Better than very good plus in color-illustrated wraps with moderate edgewear, rubbing, nicking. A nicer than usually encountered example of this scarce PBO. A naked blonde tempts a stripped-to-the-waist male in the crude but effective cover art. 
Tale of Pat, a "sweater-bursting eyestopper" and "hick tramp with big-city ideas." Donald E. Westlake and Lawrence Block are both reported to have used the "Marshall" house name but we have no hard evidence that links either author to this little tome. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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193 Maxwell, Ann FIRE DANCER
(New York): New American Library/A Signet Book, (1982). First edition: Paperback Original. #AE1939. Mass market paperback. Pages and inside covers lightly tanned, hint of wear to the edges, else an unread, nearly fine copy in illustrated wraps with dyamic cover art featuring a nude man and women engulfed in flames and lightning flashes. 
First novel in Maxwell's space opera "Dancer" trilogy, followed by DANCER'S LUCK (1983) and DANCER'S ILLUSTION (also 1983). Maxwell also penned the Fiddler mystery series with husband Evan under the joint rubric A.E. Maxwell. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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194 McCammon, Robert USHER'S PASSING
London and Sydney: Pan Books, (1986). 0330291351 / 9780330291354 First U.K. edition: a paperback original. Mass market paperback. A fine unread copy in color-illustrated wraps. Dramatic cover art by David O'Connor. 
"In the haunted heart of Usherland -- in the Devil's sanctuary -- Rix Usher must face both who he is -- and what he is.." Sequel to Poe's classic tale, in its first U.K. appearance; from the author of SWAN SONG and THEY THIRST. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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195 Miles, Keith DRAGON'S TEETH
New York: Popular Library, (1973). First edition: Paperback Original. #44500489. Cover price $.95. In the Frankenstein Horror Series. Mass market paperback. Mild age-toning to pages, else fine, unread, in illustrated wraps. Splendid cover art by Jeff Jones depicts a black-tressed beauty in a foggy graveyard--behind her a zombie hovers and before her two dessicated hands claw through the earth of a grave! 
PBO horror in Popular's attractive all-star monster series, this one concerns "demon warriors--on a ghastly quest for white man's blood" emerging from ancient Indian burial mounds in the eerie bayous of Louisiana. By Robert S. Tralins under pseudonym. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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196 Mishima, Yukio and Bownas, Geoffrey, edited by NEW WRITING IN JAPAN
(Middlesex, England): Penguin Books, (1972). 0140034269 / 9780140034264 First edition, first printing: a paperback original. Mass market paperback. Pages uniformly tanned, a hint of wear to the covers, else a fine, unread copy in illustrated wraps, with detail of ''Ama-no-Hashidate'' by Kawabata Ryuhsi. 
Scarce anthology of poetry and short stories by eighteen Japanese writers, including Mishima, Kobo Abe, Oe Kenzaburo, Yoshioka Minoru, Anzai Hitoshi, Tamura Ryuichi, more. 249 pages, including capsule biographies of the writers. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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197 Mortimer, John RUMPOLE OF THE BAILEY
(New York, New York): Penguin Books, (1980) 0140046704 / 9780140046700 First U.S. edition, first printing: a paperback original. Original $2.95 printed cover price. Edward Gorey Mystery logo to front cover. Mass market paperback. Some age-toning to the perimeters of the covers and pages, as expected, a hint of rubbing to the upper front shelf-edge, else nearly fine, tight, and probably unread in wraps with cover illustration by Seymour Chwast. 
Rumpole, who thinks British justice is a lifelong subject of harmless fun, is linked in these stories with the Younger Generation, the Alternative Society, the Honourable Member, the Married Lady, the Learned Friends, and the Heavy Brigade. Quite scarce! 
Price: 75.00 USD
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198 Murphy, Pat RACHEL IN LOVE
(Eugene, OR): (Pulphouse Publishing), (1992). 1561465488 / 9781561465484 First edition: a 46-page chapbook original. Short Story Paperback series #48. A fine, unread copy in perfect-bound wraps, with cover art by Donna Gordon. 
Nebula and Sturgeon award-winning tale of a "chimpanzee with enhanced intelligence...who escapes an impersonally horrific research institute."--Clute and Nicholls. The same year (1987) Murphy earned a second Nebula for her novel, THE FALLING WOMAN. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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199 Niven, Larry THE MAGIC GOES AWAY
New York, New York: Ace Books, (1978). 0441515444 / 9780441515448 First trade edition, first printing: a trade paperback original. Trade Paperback. Very nearly fine, unread, in slick, illustrated wraps. Cover art by Boris Vallejo. Interior black-and-white drwaings by Esteban Maroto. 
"His best fantasy yet" (Jerry Pournelle), an illustrated novel of selfish, short-sighted magicians, the dying of the unicorns and centaurs, and those damned stupid barbarians and their damn stupid swords! This copy SIGNED by the author to the title-page. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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200 Niven, Larry and Barnes, Steven DREAM PARK
New York, New York: Ace SF Books, (1981). 0441167268 / 9780441167265 First trade edition, first printing: a trade paperback original. Trade Paperback. Covers somewhat internally age-darkened, textblock shows some minor age-toning, else a fine in illustrated wraps with cover art by Michael Whelan. 
"An absolutely dandy novel."--Isaac Asimov's SF Magazine. This copy inscribed and SIGNED by Niven and SIGNED by Barnes. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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