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21 (de Rezke, Jean). Leiser, Clara JEAN DE RESZKE: and the Great Days of Opera
New York: Minton, Balch & Company, 1934. 0836951875 / 9780836951875 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Covers slightly rubbed, some wear to the upper and lower spine ends, else a very good copy in red cloth; no dust jacket. 337 pages; illustrated with 26 photographs and 4 letter facsimiles; appendix; bibliography; textual references; and index. 
SIGNED by Clara Leiser to the half-title page. Biographical study of the Polish tenor based upon extensive interviews and detailed research. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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22 (Deighton, Len). Hill, Weldon ONIONHEAD
(London): Andre Deutsch, (1958). Third impression. Hardcover. Near fine in a price-clipped dust jacket with a discolored (orange to yellow) spine panel and a small stain to the white rear panel. 
This novel is the basis for the Warner Bros. film starring Andy Griffith which was an attempt to cash in on the success of NO TIME FOR SERGEANTS. The jacket was designed by spy writer/illustrator Len Deighton and this copy has been SIGNED by him. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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23 (Deighton, Len). Pettitt, Victor & Margaret, compilers LEN DEIGHTON'S CONTINENTAL DOSSIER: A Collection of Cultural Culinary, Historical Spooky, Grim and Preposterous Fact
(London): Michael Joseph, (1968). First edition. Hardcover. Boards splayed and spine faded to a light blue with shelf-edges exhibiting some light nicking; the front endpaper has a mild crease otherwise a very good copy. This volume was issued without benefit of a dust wrapper. 
Printed boards with six-color photographic design by Max Robinson. This travel guide contains an original three-page introduction by Len Deighton and is SIGNED by him on the title-page. Ribbon-markers. Folding map in the rear. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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24 (Draper, Dorothy). Varney, Carleton THE DRAPER TOUCH: The High Life & High Style of Dorothy Draper
New York: Prentice Hall Press, (1988). 013219080X / 9780132190800 Second printing. Hardcover. Mildly age-toned to textblock, else fine in a likewise mildly age-toned photo-pictorial dust jacket. 282 pages. 
Illustrated study of the outrageous, controversial, irreverent designer who reinvented the profession of interior decoration. This copy bears a lengthy inscription to Barbara Davis, wife of oil tycoon Marvin Davis, and has been SIGNED by the author. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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25 (Eales, John). FitzSimons, Peter JOHN EALES: The Biography
(NSW, Australia): ABC Books, (2001). 0733310125 / 9780733310126 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Illustrated with photographs reproduced on coated stock inserts. 
Biography of Australia's finest rugby player, captain of the World Cup-winning Wallabies, by the Sydney Morning Herald sportswriter and former Wallaby, Peter FitzSimons. The title-page of this copy SIGNED by Eales and dated in the year of publication. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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26 (Fanthorpe, Lionel). Barton, Erle THE PLANET SEEKERS
Clovis, California: Vega Books, Inc., [1964]. First U.S. edition: Paperback Original. VSF-7; cover price, $.50. Mass market paperback. An unread example, in illustrated wraps that show some spotting, thus near fine. American issue of a U.K. Badger original issued as SF-99; as by Barton, one of the indefatigable Fanthorpe's seemingly endless authorial disguises. 
"Made by science to serve man, they threatened humanity with extinction." SIGNED by the author to the first page. Cover art displays the splendidly crude energy and verve that sets these Badger/Vega issues apart. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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27 (Fanthorpe, Lionel). Muller, John E. SPECIAL MISSION
Clovis, California: Vega Books, Inc., [1964]. First U.S. edition, first printing: a paperback original. VSF-8, cover price, $.60. Penned by Fanthorpe under the house name John E. Muller. Mass market paperback. Faint foxing to inside covers, hint of soiling to page edges, else fine, unread, in illustrated wraps. 
Harry Kerrigan goes looking for his brother who failed to return from a special mission in 2178, and gets help from Susan Croft, a telepath who believes Kerrigan is trying to contact her. SIGNED by Fanthorpe to the first page. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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28 (Fanthorpe, Lionel). Torro, Pel THE RETURN
Clovis, California: Vega Books, Inc., [circa 1964]. B000FBOR5I First U.S. edition: Paperback original. VSF-10; cover price, $.60. Mass market paperback. Very nearly fine, unread, in illustrated wraps, with the usual appealingly na´ve but irresistibly eyecatching cover art which distinguished this series from Badger in the U.K. and from Vega in the U.S. 
SIGNED by the pseudonymous author; undated U.S. issue of Lionel Fanthorpe's sf PBO which originally appeared in the U.K. in 1964 under the Badger imprint. Also issued as EXILED IN SPACE in 1968 from Arcadia House. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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29 (Fanthorpe, Lionel). Zeigfreid, Karl PROJECTION INFINITY
Clovis, California: Vega Books, Inc., [1965]. First U.S. edition: Paperback original. VSF-12; cover price, $.60. Mass market paperback. Fine, as-new, in illustrated wraps, with cover art showing a monstrous green face floating in the air and looking menacingly down at a shapely redhead in distress. 
"If the computer had a mind of its own, what did it plan for humanity?" SIGNED by author Fanthorpe to the first page. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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30 (Farmer, Philip Jose). de Lint, Charles PHILIP JOSE FARMER'S THE DUNGEON Book Five: THE HIDDEN CITY
New York/Toronto/London/Sydney/Auckland: Bantam Books/Spectra, (1990). 0553283383 / 9780553283389 First edition, first printing: a paperback original. Mass market paperback. Fine, as new in illustrated wraps. Cover and interior art by Robert Gould. This copy SIGNED by Philip Jose Farmer to the title-page. 
"Clive and Neville Folliot and their comrades...are scattered through a ruined city. Giants, hissing skeletons, and packs of huge feral dogs threaten them. But beneath the decaying streets lies the greatest danger of all...masters of the Dungeon." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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31 (Fish, Robert L.) Pike, Robert L. DEADLINE: 2 A.M.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company , Inc., 1976. 0385035632 / 9780385035637 First edition. Hardcover. Mild fading at the shelf edges, else a near fine copy in black over electric-blue boards with gilt titles to the spine; in a lightly age-toned dust jacket with tiny tears and accompanying wear to the head and heel of spine. 
A Lieutenant Reardon novel inscribed to John Ball, the Edgar Award-winning author of IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT, and SIGNED twice by Fish as "Robert L. Pike" and "Robert L. Fish." A nice association copy. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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32 (Fletcher, Lucille). Ullman, Allan NIGHT MAN: A Novelization by Allan Ullman From the Screen Play by Lucille Fletcher
New York: Random House, (1951). First edition, first printing. Warmly inscribed to editor Saxe [Cummins], and SIGNED by Ullman to the front free endpaper. Hardcover. Tiny bump to upper edge of rear cover, else near fine; in a photo-pictorial dust jacket with a half-inch chip to upper front panel, small nicks to spine ends, creases and a few closed edge tears. Jacket photograph of a horrified woman by Victor Keppler. 
Suspense thriller based upon a screenplay by radio writer Lucille Fletcher and turned into a novel by Allan Ullman, the same team that created SORRY, WRONG NUMBER. The script remained unproduced until a 1992 TV production starring Joanna Kerns. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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33 (Ford, John). Jones, Herbert G. OLD PORTLAND TOWN
Portland, Maine: The Machigonne Press, 1938. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Light wear to the blue cloth covers, faint foxing to the endsheets, tiny area of dampstain to front free endsheet, thus very good plus; no dust jacket. 
Collection of Jones's pieces on Portland, Maine, written primarily for radio broadcast, but here set down by popular demand. SIGNED by the author with an inscription to filmmaker John (Jack) Ford, who was born in Maine and lived in Portland as a child. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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34 (Ford, John). O' Flaherty, Liam FAMINE
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1937. First edition. Inscribed and SIGNED by the author to the front endpaper: ''To Brother Wingate from Brother Liam.'' Hardcover. Good copy only: top page edges display some damp spotting, covers also show some staining, and the upper and lower spine ends have chipped and appear worn, corner tips worn; lacking the dust jacket. 
An association copy of some merit inscribed to Wingate Smith, film director John Ford's brother-in-law, drinking partner, assistant director, and "First Sargeant" of the John Ford stock company. This book was dedicated to John Ford. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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35 (Ford, John). O' Flaherty, Liam MR. GILHOOLEY
New York: Harcourt Brace and Company, (1927). Second printing. Inscribed and SIGNED by the author to the front endpaper. Hardcover. Small smudge of stain to the top page edges, mild offsetting to the endsheets and tanning to the textblock, crown of the spine frayed, and some darkening to the spine, else a very good copy; lacking the dust jacket. 
An association copy inscribed to Academy Award-winning Irish-American film director John Ford's sister Josie Feeney. O'Flaherty and Ford were close friends and it was due to Ford's efforts that O'Flahery's novel THE INFORMER was brought to the screen. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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36 (Ford, John). O' Flaherty, Liam TWO YEARS
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1930). First U.S. edition. Inscribed and SIGNED by O'Flaherty to the front endpaper to film director John Ford's sister, Josephine Feeney. Hardcover. Rear hinge cracking, covers are somewhat worn and rubbed, spine ends frayed, an about very good copy in brown cloth; lacking the dust jacket. 
Liam O'Flaherty's record of two adventure-filled years after his discharge from the British Army--after World War I--traveling across half the globe, working at a dozen jobs, and meeting men of every sort. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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London: Heywood & Company Ltd., 1961. First edition. Hardcover. Spine ends and corner tips lightly bumped, minor soiling to the covers, else a very good plus copy of this bulky volume in black cloth lettered in gilt to the spine; no dust jacket. 
This copy is from the library of William A. Fowler, winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1983, and bears his SIGNED name and affiliations on the front endpaper in ink. Dr. Fowler is an invited speaker and contributes to the proceedings. 856 pages. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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38 (Frost, Robert). Clymer, W.B. Shubrick and Green, Charles R. ROBERT FROST: A Bibliography
Amherst, Massachusetts: The Jones Library, Inc., 1937. First edition, limited issue: one of 150 numbered copies printed on hand-made paper, especially bound, and SIGNED by author Frost. This is no. 106. Hardcover. Fine: gilt-lettered maroon leather backstrip over brown linen covers, top edge trimmed, fore and lower edge untrimmed; housed in brown paper-over-boards slipcase with holograph "106" to upper spine. Illustrated. 158 pages, plus colophon. 
Though superceded by the 1974 Crane Descriptive Catalogue, this lovely volume is a model of grace and clarity, combining readable, well-designed typography with annotations notable not only for their usefulness but their understated elegance. A rarity. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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39 (Gardner, John). Howell, John M. JOHN GARDNER: A Bibliographical Profile
Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press, (1980). 0809309351 / 9780809309351 First edition, first printing. SIGNED by the author, John Howell, to the front endpaper. Hardcover. Mild indentation to the upper shelf edge, else near fine; in a near fine photo-pictorial dust jacket with a small spot of stain and age-toning to the spine. Octavo. 158 pages; indexed. 
This bibliography provides a collation of the first American edition of each work with facsimiles of its title and copyright pages; as well as facsimiles of typescript pages and photographs of dust jackets. Afterword by John Gardner. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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40 (Gat, Moshe). Tal, Miriam MOSHE GAT: Fishermen
(Tel Aviv): Am Hassefer, (1967). First edition: Contains an original lithograph, folded and attached to a preliminary page, pencil SIGNED by Gat. Hardcover. Near fine in cream cloth with a paste-on illustration to front and rear cover and lettering in gilt, with a pin-prick stain to fore-edge and a tiny tear to the fore-edge of one page; no dust jacket. Oblong small octavo. 
In English and Hebrew, and illustrated with paintings, prints and drawings, in color and b&w. The Israeli artist depicts with great affection the modest dwellings of fisherman, their lives, their ocean and the day-to-day happenings of their existence. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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