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11401 Polacek, Karel WHAT OWNERSHIP'S ALL ABOUT
North Haven, CT: A Garrigue Book/CATBIRD PRESS, (1993). 0945774192 First U.S. edition. Originally published in Czechoslovakia in 1928 as DUM NA PREDNESTI (THE HOUSE ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF THE CITY). Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Translated and with an introduction by Peter Kussi. 
"A masterpiece of black humor"--Josef Skvorecky. Dubbed the Ring Lardner of his country because of his wry use of the colloquial, Polacek has also been called one of the most original writers of his time, on a par with fellow countrymen Hasek and Capek. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11402 Pole, J.R. THE GIFT OF GOVERNMENT: Political Responsibility from the English Restoration to American Independence
Athens: The University of Georgia Press, (1983). 0820306525 First edition, first printing. The Richard B. Russel Lectures, Number One. Hardcover. Fine in russet cloth with gilt lettering to the spine; in a dust jacket that shows a tiny dot of pale stain to the spine panel, but is otherwise fine. 185 pages, notes, and an index. Small octavo. 
A history of British and American constitutional ideas leading up to the Revolutionary War, in particular the concept of the right to information and the belief that all the people in power owed to the citizens was good government. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11403 Polgardy, Ed; Balent, Jim FROM THE DARKNESS
Newbury Park, California: Malibu Graphics, Inc., 1991. 0944735983 First edition: Trade Paperback Original. Trade Paperback. Some production chipping to the extremities, else about near fine, in slick, color-illustrated wraps. SIGNED by author Ed Polgardy. 
Scarce omnibus collects the original Balent/Polgardy four-parter about a Vietnam vet and a pack of vampires, first issued by Malibu under its Eternity imprint. Interior b&w; cover features a spectacular color painting not seen on the original issues. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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11404 Polhemus, Lillian B. GOOD-BYE GYPSY: Living with the Gypsies of Spain/a Personal Account
Glendale, California: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1968. First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a price-clipped dust jacket with a small closed tear to the lower front panel. 
Octavo. SIGNED by the author on the front flyleaf. 158 pages, illustrated. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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11405 Politi, Leo BUNKER HILL LOS ANGELES: Reminiscences of Bygone Days
(Palm Desert, CA): (Desert-Southwest, Inc., Publishers), (1964). B00005XAR8 Second printing. With an original watercolor inscription/illustration, SIGNED and dated (1967) by the author/artist to a blank leaf. Hardcover. Inked number to endsheet, else near fine, in grey cloth, gilt-stamped with title, author and a silhouette of an LA dwelling with palm tree; decorated endpapers; in age-toned dust jacket that shows a number of short edge tears, tiny nicks, and light wear. 
The artist's memories of this famous district of Old L.A. (home to the legendary Angel's Flight) rendered in Politi's spare text with evocative, idiosyncratic paintings. A very sweet copy, inscribed in ink and charmingly embellished with pastel colors. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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11406 Pollack, Rachel A SECRET WOMAN
New York: St. Martin's Minotaur, (2002). 0312246595 First edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in full-color illustrated glossy wraps. 
Rachel Pollack is the award-winning author of GODMOTHER NIGHT. Lieutenant Simon Goldtree is the best homicide detective in Essex City--but only if he can hide his own secrets. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11407 Pollack, Rachel ALQUA DREAMS
New York/Toronto: Franklin Watts, 1987. 0531150704 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in silver-lettered teal cloth shelfback over green boards; in a fine, illustrated dust jacket. Striking jacket illustration by Les Edwards. 
Cooper's task on the planet Keela: offer the native Lukai fair price for their rare ore rhovium...but first convince the powerful Death Woman that he and the Lukai themselves are more than illusions in a world where everyone has already died (PW). 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11408 Pollack, Rachel TEMPORARY AGENCY
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1994). 0312110774 Book club edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket painting by Ron Walotsky. 
Alternate-world fantasy novel set in the same world as UNQUENCHABLE FIRE. "This is the real thing, a shot straight from Jungian depths, and the single most gripping book I've read this year...There is fear here and wonder and wisdom."--Michael Swanwick. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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11409 Polland, Madeleine PACKAGE TO SPAIN
London: Hutchinson, (1971). First edition. Hardcover. Near fine copy in a near fine, price-clipped dust jacket. 

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11410 Pollard, Alfred W.; Arthur Rackham; illustrator THE ROMANCE OF KING ARTHUR AND HIS KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE: Abridged from Malory's Morte D'Arthur
New York: Mayflower Books. (1979). 0831774606 First edition thus. Facsimile reprint of the edition first published by Macmillan & Co., in 1917. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
Librarian, bibliographer and Shakespearan scholar Alfred Pollard first published his abridgement of Sir Thomas Malory's haunting prose in 1917. This facsimile reprint of that edition is illustrated in both color and black-and-white by Arthur Rackham. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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11411 Pollard, Edward A. THE LOST CAUSE: A New Southern History of the War of the Confederates
New York: E. B. Treat & Co, Publishers, 1867. Reprint. Professionally rebound in sturdy brown cloth with sewn headband, gilt-titles and rules to the spine, & new endpapers. Hardcover. Internally foxed throughout, dampstaining to the endsheets, and a few of the front and rear leaves; the binding appears as new. Royal octavo. 752 pages; advertisements. 24 steel engraved images of Confederate leaders on 6 tissue-guarded plates. 
The standard history of the Confederacy, Pollard, who was the editor of the Daily Richmond Examiner during the war, offers an historical account that conveys the South's cause--from a decidedly southern point of view. Howes P456 (1st). 
Price: 75.00 USD
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11412 Pollen, Bella HUNTING UNICORNS
New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, (2004). 0312327641 First U.S. edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Pollen's third novel is being produced as a film for which the fashion designer also wrote the screenplay. The story of two aristocratic brothers with inextricable attachments and one woman with none. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11413 Pollock, Channing HARVEST OF MY YEARS: An Autobiography
Indianapolis/New York: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, (1943). First edition. Hardcover. Offsetting to the endpapers, previous owner's stamp to the title-page, else near fine in maroon cloth with gilt lettering to front cover and spine and numerous caricatures of the author to the endpapers; no dust jacket. 
Pollock, a man who worked in every aspect of New York theatre, presents his life story, from publicist for the Shuberts, to critic that was banned from every Shubert theater, to successful playwright. 29 illustrations, index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11414 Pollock, J.C. CROSSFIRE
New York: Crown, (1985). First edition, Hardcover. A fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with traces of shelfwear to the edges. 
A novel by the author of MISSION M.I.A. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11415 Pollock, Katherine; illustrations by Kurt Wiese SLY MONGOOSE
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1943. B0007E3ER0 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very good minus: splaying and faint dampstain to front cover; in russet cloth with black lettering to front and spine; lacking dust jacket. 
Illustrated tale of little Sombo, built around the popular calypso "Sly Mongoose" and set in Trinidad. A charming folk tale quality distinguishes this non-stereotypical story of a young boy and the pup he dreams of owning. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11416 Pollock, Robert LOOPHOLE
London/Sydney/Auckland/Toronto: Hodder and Stoughton, (1972). 0340162368 First edition. Hardcover. A near fine copy in turquoise boards with silver spine lettering--a bit of soiling to the page edges, a mild musty smell; in a very nearly fine illustrated dust jacket. 
Bank heist novel by the author of THE PERSUADER, filmed in 1980 with Albert Finney, Martin Sheen, Susannah York, Robert Morley and Jonathan Pryce. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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11417 Ponicsan, Darryl GOLDENGROVE
New York: The Dial Press, 1971. 0440019710 First edition. Hardcover. Mild spine lean, else very lightly worn near fine copy in yellow cloth; in an illustrated dust jacket with light edge wear and age-toning, short edge tears to lower front panel. Jacket design by Ken Braren. 
SIGNED by the author to the title-page, with the salutation, "Yours Truly." The screenwriter/novelist's follow-up to his acclaimed debut (THE LAST DETAIL) features an inept failure of a high school teacher as the central character. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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11418 Pontiggia, Giuseppe BORN TWICE
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002. 0375413103 First edition: Review copy, with publisher's slip laid in. Hardcover. Fine in brown over chestnut-red boards with gilt titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket. 
This Strega Award-winner, translated from the Italian by Oonagh, is the first major work by the well-established and highly-praised Italian novelist/essayist to be published in English. A novel exploring fatherhood, family and love. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11419 Pool, James C.T., editor MATHEMATICAL ASPECTS OF STATISTICAL MECHANICS
Providence, Rhode Island: American Mathematical Society, 1972. First edition. Hardcover. First page of preface has some neat underlining in red ink, other than this a fine copy in red boards; no dust jacket. 
Volume V, SIAM-AMS Proceedings; proceedings held in New York City, April 7-10, 1971. 89 pages, indexes. Figures and equations. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11420 Poole, Gray Johnson; illustrated by Melissa Meredith MISTLETOE: Fact and Folklore
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, (1976). 0396073107 First edition, first printing. Inscribed and SIGNED by the author; additional inscription on a laid-in gift card, with author's embossed name. Hardcover. Very nearly fine, in yellow-green cloth with black lettering; in a near fine illustrated dust jacket that has been price-clipped and shows some faint age-toning and very mild rubbing. Distinguished by Meredith's delicate pen-and-ink drawings throughout. 
Illustrated compendium offers young readers botanical facts about various mistletoes (there are more than 1300 varieties!), recounts mistletoe lore and legend, and discusses the future for mistletoe berries as ingredients of life-supporting medicines. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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11421 Poole, Richard THE PEACEMAKER
New York: Ballantine Books, (1954). First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in dust jacket. 
Very nice copy of this Ballantine hardcover edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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11422 Pope, Penelope THE ENCLOSED GARDEN
Chicago, Illinois: Womanpress, 1977. 0916294022 First edition. Two circular stains from price sticker removal to the front cover, else near fine in decorated brown stapled wraps. Drawings by Jennifer Gargrave. 30 pages. 
Feminist poetry with classical influences from the Chicago-born poet. "I am deliberately writing 'poetry of intimacy' in a conscious effort to evolve a feminine diction and vocabulary." Barbara Greer THE LESBIAN IN LITERATURE 1981, p. 121. Scarce. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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11423 Porges, Arthur THE MIRROR and Other Strange Reflections
Ashcroft, British Columbia: Ash-Tree Press, 2002. 1553100441 First edition, first printing. One of 500 copies printed. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacking painting by Paul Lowe. 
Twenty-eight tales are gathered together under the editorship of Mike Ashley. "Arthur Porges's stories stand on their own as elegant exercises in the macabre and terrifying, which will linger in the memory long after the book is closed."--Ash-Tree Press. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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11424 Porter, Eliot; Stegner, Wallace & Page, text AMERICAN PLACES
New York: E.P. Dutton, (1981). 0525053905 First edition; first state with tan linen binding. Nancy Colberg: WALLACE STEGNER: A Descriptive Bibliography, #A27.1.a. Hardcover. Fine in a neatly, partially price-clipped dust jacket with the after Christmas price remaining, without the usual fading to the spine. Quarto. 224 pages; bibliography and an index. 89 full-page color photographs. 
Edited by John Macrae, III. Magnificent photography by Eliot Porter created for this book with accompanying text of essays on U.S. landscape and flora by seasoned observers Wallace and Page Stegner. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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11425 Porter, Jane SCOTTISH CHIEFS
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, no date [circa 1900-1910]. Vintage reprint. Gilt decorated tartan-like cloth binding, top-edge gilt; in the original dust jacket! Hardcover. Upper corner tips bumped, else near fine; in the chipped and edge worn original vintage dust jacket. 
Illustrated with a tissue-guarded photogravure frontispiece and title page, numerous wash drawings and black-and-white photographs. A volume from the Luxembourg Illustrated Library series. Quite scarce thus! 
Price: 50.00 USD
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11426 Porter, Joyce THE CHINKS IN THE CURTAIN
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1968). First U.S. edition, Hardcover. Mild wear to the shelf edges, else a near fine copy; in a lightly age-toned illustrated dust jacket with a minor crease to the upper rear panel. Jacket art by Mac Shepard. 
In this book Joyce Porter returns to that most reluctant spy Edmund Brown who first appeared in SOUR CREME WITH EVERYTHING. In this novel he is dispatched to Paris to discover why a source of information has dried up. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11427 Porter, Joyce THE CHINKS IN THE CURTAIN
New York: Scribner's, (1968). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Former owner's bookplate to the front pastedown, else a near fine copy in a near fine pictorial dust jacket with a short edge tear. 
Espionage novel by the author of SOUR CREAM WITH EVERYTHING. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11428 Porter, Joyce A MEDDLER AND HER MURDER
New York: David McKay Company, Inc./Ives Washburn, Inc., (1973). First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild soiling to page edges, else fine, in orange binding with black spine lettering; in a very good pictorial dust jacket: age-darkened, and lightly edgeworn. Jacket design by Wendell Minor. 
An Irish au pair girl is found done to death in her own bedroom, and nothing can stop the Honourable Constance Morrison-Burke as she turns Totterbridge upside down in her relentless search for the killer. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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11429 Porter, Roger S. and Johnson, Julian F., chairmen ORDERED FLUIDS AND LIQUID CRYSTALS: A Symposium...Atlantic City, N. J., Sept. 14-15, 1965
New York: American Chemical Society, 1967. First edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in a near fine dust jacket 
Advances in Chemistry, 63. 332 pages, references, index. Text photographs, illustrations, tables and graphs, and equations. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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11430 Post, Melville Davison THE METHODS OF UNCLE ABNER
Boulder, Colorado: The Aspen Press, 1974. First edition, limited to 1500 copies. Hardcover. Fine in gilt-stamped brown cloth and illustrated dust jacket with artwork by Enid Schantz; edited and introduced by Tom and Enid Schantz. 
"Utterly incredible as it may seem, none of the tales in this second series has ever appeared in book form."--E. Queen. In answer to Ellery's plea, comes this collection of four Uncle Abner tales. "A sane Ahab," the first truly great American detective. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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11431 Potapov, V.M. STEREOCHEMISTRY
Moscow: Mir Publishers, (1978). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Near fine in gilt-stamped and decorated white cloth; with very light soiling to back cover; endpapers decorated with formulas and diagrams; without dust jacket; 
A in-depth study aid for students of stereochemistry, translated from the Russian by Artavaz Beknazarov, published in the US ten years after its writing. A sign of gradually thawing cold war relations in the late seventies. With diagrams throughout. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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11432 Potok, Chaim I AM THE CLAY
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992. 067941195X First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"As an old peasant couple flee the devastation of their Korean village, which has been invaded by the Chinese and the North Koreans, they find a young boy dying in a ditch...a simple and powerful narrative of survival of the human spirit."-Jackie Gropman. 
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11433 Potter, George TO THE GOLDEN DOOR: The Story Of The Irish In Ireland And America
Boston, Massachusetts: Little, Brown and Company, (1960). First edition. Hardcover. Corners slightly bumped, else very good plus in dust jacket with very short edge tears and a minor tar line on the rear. 
A study of the potato famine emigrants before and after. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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11434 Potts, Jean THE LITTLE LIE
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1968). First edition. Hardcover. Fine, in white cloth with purple spine lettering; in a mildly age-toned, otherwise very nearly fine dust jacket. 
Crime novel by the Nebraska-born mystery writer whose debut, GO, LOVELY ROSE, won an Edgar, and who is still esteemed for her parables of the "effects of violence on life-life characters."--Kathleen L. Maio. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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11435 Potts, Jean THE TROUBLEMAKER
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1972). 0684129752 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Owner's penned initials to front free endsheet, some fading to edges of covers, thus near fine; in a lightly rubbed, mildly age-toned, near fine dust jacket. 
A novel of mystery and psychological suspense centering on the death of a girl at a Maine seaside resort. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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11436 Potts, Jean MY BROTHER'S KILLER
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1975). 0684143496 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine in a price-clipped dust jacket. 
GO, LOVELY ROSE, Pott's debut, landed her an Edgar. This is her fourteenth and final novel of suspense. "Her steady eye, quiet wit, and unfailing compassion make her an important contributor to the modern mystery novel."--Kathleen L. Maio. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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11437 Potts, Jean MY BROTHER'S KILLER
New York: Scribner's, (1975). 0684143496 First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
Potts was an Edgar-winner for Best First Novel for GO, LOVELY ROSE. This is her fourteenth novel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11438 Pournelle, Jerry KING DAVID'S SPACESHIP
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1980). 067125328X Book club edition. Hardcover. Very nearly fine, in a lightly age-toned dust jacket. 
"KING DAVID'S SPACESHIP represents Jerry Pournelle at his best, with a colorful, fast-paced story that also gives the reader a great deal to think about."--Poul Anderson. SIGNED by the author to the title-page. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11439 Powell, Anthony WHAT'S BECOME OF WARING
Boston/Toronto: Little, Brown and Company, (1963). First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in green boards; in a mildly age-toned illustrated dust jacket, designed by John Alcorn. 
This early Powell comic novel set in pre-war London received a belated U.S. publication once the author's Dance to the Music of Time series had made him a literary lion. The true first, issued by Cassell in 1939, is a remarkably scarce book. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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11440 Powell, Anthony THE VALLEY OF BONES
Boston/Toronto: Little, Brown and Company, (1964). First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in gilt-lettered black-brown boards; in a faintly age-toned, mildly rubbed illustrated dust jacket. Jacket design by John Alcorn. 
Seventh book in the Powell's Dance to the Music of Time series, and the first installment in a trilogy dealing with the period of the Second World War. "Powell's writing is sheer delight and his invention unending."--NY Times Book Review. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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11441 Powell, Anthony THE FISHER KING
London: Heinemann, (1986). 0434599263 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in gilt-lettered blue boards; in a very nearly fine dust jacket that shows a rumor of fading to the spine panel, a hint of crimping at the spine head. 
Writer of historical thrillers Valentine Beals is haunted by the conviction that celebrated photographer Saul Henchman is a contemporary version of the iconic Arthurian figure, the Fisher King. "A profoundly touching, comic novel."--Chicago Tribune. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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11442 Powell, Anthony O, HOW THE WHEEL BECOMES IT!
London: Heinemann, (1983). 0434599255 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket with art-deco style illustration by Barbara Ker-Seymer. Slender octavo. 
Novel from author of the 12-volume sequence, A DANCE TO THE MUSIC OF TIME. The title is from HAMLET. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11443 Powell, Dawn THE GOLDEN SPUR
New York: The Viking Press, (1962). First edition. Hardcover. Very good plus: mild bruising to corner tips, faint mottling to yellow cloth binding; in price-clipped dust jacket which shows minor nicking at spine ends and corners, very light edgewear and a hint of rubbing, but that is otherwise bright and vibrant. 
Ms. Powell's satiric novels--of which this is the last (she died in 1965)-- "rival Ring Lardner's fiction in their drollery and ear for American lingo, and they match the screwball comedies of Preston Sturges in speed and sophistication."--Gerald Howard. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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11444 Powell, E.O., et al. MICROBIAL PHYSIOLOGY AND CONTINUOUS CULTURE
[Liverpool]: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1967. First edition. Hardcover. A fine, clean copy in a sturdy dark green cloth, lettered in gilt; no dust jacket. 
Tall octavo. Proceedings of the Third International Symposium held at the Microbiological Research Establishment (Ministry of Defence) Porton Down, Salisbury, Wiltshire. 261 pages; illustrated with plates, table, and figures. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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11445 Powell, Mary Lucas STATUS AND HEALTH IN PREHISTORY: A Case Study of the Moundville Chiefdom
Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, (1988). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Through observations of mortality, skeletal metrics, infectious disease, dental pathology and nutritional stress, this study documents the success of a prehistorical population in meeting the demands of life in a Mississippi chiefdom during 1050-1550 A.D. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11446 Powell, Padgett EDISTO
New York: Farrar/Straus/Giroux, (1984). 074146519 First edition. Hardcover. Very nearly fine in an age-toned dust jacket. 
Powell's highly praised debut. "It reminds one of THE CATCHER IN THE RYE, but it's better--sharper, funnier, more poignant."--Walker Percy. Nominated for the National Book Award. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11447 Powell, Richard SHOOT IF YOU MUST
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1946. B0006AQU7G First edition, first printing. An Inner Sanctum Mystery. Hardcover. Mild spine slant, light wear, a bit shaken, patch of nearly invisible stain to rear cover, some fading to yellow top-edge tint, thus about near fine; in very good plus dust jacket, with a few tiny nicks, some staining, rubbing, age-toning. 
The continuing wild and wacky exploits of Arab and Andy Blake, who earlier appeared in DON'T CATCH ME; ALL OVER BUT THE SHOOTING; and LAY THAT PISTOL DOWN, and about whom Dorothy Hughes wrote, "Hilarity isn't half the word for their antics." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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11448 Power, Jo-Ann MISSING MEMBER
New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Minotaur, (2006). 0312357990 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
Texas congresswoman Carly Wagner is suddenly in trouble after finding a man dead in her chair. Suspected of murder and trying to save her name in a political campaign, she hires "Jones," a shadowy, spylike figure to keep her safe. Humorous politics. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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11449 Power, Susan THE GRASS DANCER
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1994). 0399139117 First edition. Hardcover. Very nearly fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"Astonishing, and not simply because it's...Power's first book. It is pure and potent magic, with storytelling that encircles you like wisps of tribal ghosts."--Amy Tan. "A wild river of a book."--L. Erdrich. "A miracle on every page."--Alice Hoffman. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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11450 Powers, Anne THE ONLY SIN
Indianapolis/New York: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., (1953). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. A fresh, fine copy in red cloth with gilt lettering; in a very lightly worn illustrated dust jacket with a few tiny edge tears. A lovely copy. 
1798: The English were restlessly seeking to consolidate and expand their foothold in India. Graham Lynde was an all too human man, caught in the maelstrom of helping to build the British Empire, while having to decide between the loves of two women. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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11451 Powers, J.F. THE PRESENCE OF GRACE
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1956. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Faint offsetting from jacket flaps to endsheet, else fine; in a lightly worn, mildly age-toned illustrated dust jacket. 
"A one-man show at the top-level of short story writing."--The Listener. "The greatest of living storytellers."--Frank O' Connor. Nine stories from the writer "of sardonic but deeply compassionate fiction about Roman Catholic Priests."--Granta. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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11452 Powers, Martha BLEEDING HEART
New York: Simon & Schuster, (2000). First edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in bright yellow wraps. 
"In the tradition of Mary Higgins Clark, a suspense-filled story in which a young widowed mother unwittingly endangers her child's life as she investigates a menacing criminal."--publisher's blurb. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11453 Powers, Martha BLEEDING HEART
New York: Simon & Schuster, (2000). First edition: Advance Reading Copy. Proof. Fine in illustrated glossy wraps. 
BLEEDING HEART focuses on the main character, Maggie Collier, and her struggle to solve the mystery of her father-in-law's murder that may have been a result of his discovering a kidnapper. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11454 Powers, Tim DECLARE
(New York, N.Y.): William Morrow, (2001). 0380976528 First trade edition, first printing. Hardcover. Upper spine edge slightly bumped, near fine; in a fine dust jacket. 
A fantasy/spy story involving rivalries between four intelligence services: British, French, Russian and American. Andrew Hale is called back to secret spy service in 1963, and his past WWII connections haunt him. World Fantasy Award-winning novel. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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11455 Powers, Tim DECLARE
(New York, N.Y.): William Morrow, (2001). 0380976528 Book Club edition. Hardcover. Former owner's embossed ownership seal to the front endpaper, else fine in a near fine dust jacket with minor edge wear. 
A fantasy/spy story involving rivalries between four intelligence services: British, French, Russian and American. Andrew Hale is called back to secret spy service in 1963, and his past WWII connections haunt him. World Fantasy Award-winning novel. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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11456 Powers, Tim THE ANUBIS GATES
New York: Ace Books, (1997). 0441004016 Trade Paperback reprint. Trade Paperback. Fine, a new book, in illustrated wraps. SIGNED by the author at an event in our shop. 
Philip K. Dick Award-winning time travel novel, "plotted with manic fervor, executed with exhilirating dexterity at breakneck speed...a virtuoso performance, a display of marvelous fireworks that illuminates everything."--London Times. 
Price: 13.95 USD
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11457 Powers, Tim AN EPITAPH IN RUST
Cambridge, Ma: The Nesfa Press, 1989. 0915368404 First hardcover edition, limited issue: one of 1,000 numbered copies; this is #828. SIGNED by Powers upside down--as always!--to the title-page. Hardcover. Very nearly fine in maroon cloth with gilt lettering to the spine; in an illustrated dust jacket. Black-and-white jacket art by James Gurney. 
A limited hardcover issue of the 1976 pbo from Laser Books. Powers second novel (THE SKIES DISCROWNED was also issued in 1976), concerns a reluctant monk in post-holocaust southern California. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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11458 Powers, Tim LAST CALL
(New York, New York): Avon Books/An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, (1996). 0380715570 Mass market reprint. Mass Market Paperback. Fine, a new book, in illustrated wraps. 
"A novel of the supernatural and occult that is as hard-boiled, seamy, and suspenseful as the best film noir."--Tom Robbins. SIGNED by the author at an event in our shop. 
Price: 7.99 USD
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11459 Powers, Tim, et alia FIRSTS: The Book Collector's Magazine
Tucson, Arizona: Firsts Magazine, Incorporated, 1996. First edition, first printing: October, 1996 issue, Volume 6, Number 10; cover price, $4.50. Magazine. Fine, as-new, in stapled, illustrated wraps. Standard magazine format. This copy SIGNED by author Powers. 
Annual SF issue of the smartly produced book collecting mag, with, among other things, an article by sf author Tim Powers, "Some Notes on Collecting" on why he collects fellow sf author James Blaylock; also article by Blaylock on why he collects Powers! 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11460 Powers, Tim; Blaylock, James P. NIGHT MOVES
Seattle, Washington: Axolotl Press, 1986. First edition, first printing. One of 300 paperbound copies, SIGNED by Powers and Blaylock. Hardcover. Fine in powder blue printed staplebound wraps. Octavo. 
Chapbook publication of this 40 page novelette, introduced by James P. Blaylock. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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11461 Powlik, James MELTDOWN
(New York): Delacorte Press, (2000). First edition: Review copy, with materials laid in, including b&w promotional photo of the author. Hardcover. Fine in a fine, illustrated dust jacket. 
A disaster of untold proportions is teeming, the world's first man-made Ice Age! By the oceanographer/author of SEA CHANGE 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11462 Powlik, James SEA CHANGE
(New York, New York): Delacorte Press, (1999). 0385333994 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"At heart this is an expert riff on the classic monster-horror novel...Canadian oceanographer Powlik invests his adventure with echoes of terror tales past...ss well as with authentic science, an affecting romance and a knockout climax."--PW. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11463 Powys, John Cowper PSYCHOANALYSIS AND MORALITY
San Francisco: Jessica Colbert, 1923. First edition, limited edition: one of five hundred numbered copies printed by E. & R. Grabhorn, Printers. This is #124. Hardcover. Hinges just starting, the hinge tabs show mild offsetting to endsheets, owner's discreet signature to front pastedown, boards show a hint of splaying, else this is a very nearly fine copy, bound in brown shelfback over decorated boards. 
Fine press rumination by the noted British author and thinker, the " English Dostoevsky"--Angus Wilson. [48] pages. Front cover lettered in brown, and decorated with a gilt-reverse illustration of an angel-warrior. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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11464 Poyer, Joe TUNNEL WAR
New York: Atheneum, 1979. 068911009X First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Alternative history thriller about a fictional English Channel tunnel being built in 1911. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11465 Pratchett, Terry SOURCERY
(New York, New York): A Signet Book/New American Library, (1989). 0451162331 First U.S. edition, first printing: a PBO. SIGNED by the author. Very minor, short crease to front cover, hint of age-toning, else fine, unread, in illustrated wraps. 
Once upon a time, there was an eighth son of an eighth son who was, of course, a wizard. As if that wasn't complicated enough, said wizard then had seven sons. And then he had an eighth son--a wizard squared--a source of magic--a sourcerer. Discworld 5. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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11466 Pratchett, Terry THE LIGHT FANTASTIC: A Compact Discworld
London: Victor Gollancz, (1995). 0575061642 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. ''CASSELL PLC'' rubber-stamped to title-page, else fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. Jacket art by Josh Kirby. 3x3.5 inches! 333 pages. 
Only one individual can save the world from a disastrous collision. Unfortunately, the hero happens to be the singularly inept wizard Rincewind, who was last seen falling off the edge of the world. Discworld #2 in a teeny teeny format. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11467 Prather, Richard S. PATTERN FOR PANIC
New York: Abelard-Schuman, Inc., (1954). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine in papercovered grey boards, spine titles in black; in a very good plus, illustrated dust jacket showing minor edge wear, a short closed tear, and slight nicking to the crown of the spine. 
Cliff Morgan, a California detective, while vacationing in Mexico City becomes involved in a violent fist fight, lands in jail, visits a whorehouse (on a job for a General's wife), and finally ends up in a carefully hidden Communist headquarters. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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11468 Pratt, Fletcher INVADERS FROM RIGEL
New York: Avalon Books/Thomas Bouregy and Company, (1960). B0007DW97W First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very faint foxing to page edges, endsheets, else fine, in gray cloth with black spine titling; in a very good plus dust jacket, with light wear, foxing, rubbing, mild soiling, some fading to spine panel. Jacket art by Ed Emshwiller. 
A comet touches down on the northern part of the western hemisphere, and when Murray Lee wakes up, he has been turned into a metal mechanism! Debuted in Wonder Stories Quarterly in Winter of 1932 as "The Onslaught from Rigel." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11469 Pratt, Fletcher ALIEN PLANET
New York: Avalon Books/Thomas Bouregy and Company, Inc., (1962). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Faint foxing to page edges, crease to rear endsheet, else fine, in terra-cotta cloth with black spine titling; in a very good plus dust jacket: with foxing, light wear, nicking to spine crown, fading to spine panel. Jacket design by Ed Emshwhiller. 
Two earthmen meet a strange faun-like alien, Ashembe of Murashema, who has come from beyond the stars with an urgent message. Appeared originally as "A Voice Across the Years" in AMAZING STORIES QUARTERLY, Winter 1932. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11470 Pratt, G. L. GAS KINETICS
London: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., (1969). First edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in dust jacket. 
246 pages, appendices, index. Figures and equations. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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11471 Pratt, Theodore MISS DILLY SAYS NO
New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, (1945). B0007E96WC First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in grey cloth with red spine titles; in an about near fine illustrated dust jacket, with nicking at the ends of the spine panel, small chip to upper rear panel. 
Hollywood novel tells of a veteran secretary at Superior Studios who has been unsuccessfully trying to be a screenwriter. When her book HOLLYWOOD DIARY becomes a surprise hit, all the studios vie for the rights, but Miss Dilly says no. In Slide. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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11472 Preiss, Byron, editor THE ULTIMATE DRACULA
(New York): A Byron Preiss Book, (1991). First hardcover edition. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket. Introduction by Dracula maven Leonard Woolf, who also supplies a Dracula filmography. Illustrations by David Johnson. 
Nineteen original vampire stories commissioned on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Universal's film adaptation of Stoker's deathless classic. Contributors include genre heavyweights Anne Rice, Dan Simmons, Philip Jose Farmer, Mike Resnick, et. al. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11473 Prelutsky, Jack, selected and introduced by; Lobel, Arnold, illustrated by THE RANDOM HOUSE BOOK OF POETRY FOR CHILDREN
New York: Random House, (1983). 0394850106 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. A hint of age-toning to covers and pages, else fine, as-new, in laminated pictorial boards with doublespread illustrated endsheets; in a fine, if faintly age-toned, illustrated dust jacket. Small quarto. 
A Treasury of 572 Poems for Today's Child. Opening Poems for Each Section Especially Written for This Anthology by Jack Prelutsky. Inscribed and SIGNED by poet and editor Prelutsky. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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11474 Pressfield, Steven LAST OF THE AMAZONS
New York: Doubleday, 2002. 038550098X First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"Pressfield gives us Thermopylae, Alcibiades, and, now, the Amazons as compellingly as Patrick O'Brian gave us the Royal Navy. The high merit of his scholarship is eclipsed, indeed, obliterated, by the merit of his acts of imagination."--David Mamet. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11475 Prestiano, Robert THE INLAND ARCHITECT: Chicago's Major Architectural Journal, 1883-1908
Ann Arbor, Michigan: UMI Research Press, (1983). 0835716805 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in tan cloth with titles and block illustration in black; no dust jacket, as issued. Octavo. 251 pages; appendix, notes, bibliography, and an index. Photos and drawings. 
Architecture and Urban Design, No. 9. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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11476 Preston, Douglas and Child, Lincoln THE WHEEL OF DARKNESS
New York/Boston: Warner Books, (2007). 0446580287 First edition, second printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
In the exciting eighth supernatural thriller FBI agent Aloysius Pendergast and his ward, Constance Greene, seek peace of mind at a remote Tibetan monastery. The abbot asks them to recover a stolen relic, that could endanger humanity, in the wrong hands. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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11477 Preston, M.K. PERHAPS SHE'LL DIE
Philadelphia: Intrigue Press, (2001). 1890768332 Publisher's reprint. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"Perfect for readers who love suspense and romance mixed in with their mysteries."--Nancy Pickard. "...a riveting story combined with a vivid sense of place."--Mary Willis Walker. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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11478 Preston, Richard THE COBRA EVENT
New York: Random House, (1997). 0679457143 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket. 
The fourth book from the author of THE HOT ZONE. Preston has used vast research to create this story of a genetically manufactured biological weapon that sparks a federal crisis. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11479 Pribram, Karl H. and King, Joseph, edited by LEARNING AS SELF-ORGANIZATION
Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers, 1996. 080582586X First edition, first printing: a large format paperback original. Large format softcover. Crease to spine, light use, thus near fine, in laminated, illustrated wraps. 601 pages, including index. 
Papers by noted neuroscientists, engineers, model builders and practitioners prepared for the Fourth Appalachian Conference on Behaviorial Neurodynamics. Keynote paper by Konrad Lorenz originally presented as part of Harvard's Lowell Lecture series. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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11480 Price, Anthony OUR MAN IN CAMELOT
(London): Coronet Books/Hodder and Stoughton, (1977). 0340219874 First paperback edition. Some very light rubbing, else a fine, unread copy in wraps with artwork featuring a portrait of what is presumably main character Dr. David Audley, but is clearly based upon Richard Burton. 
The site of the 6th century Battle of Badon holds the key to a KGB plot, and CIA and M16 agents race the Russians to find the 1500-year-old battlefield. "Scholarship and murder have been woven into the most original spy-fi fantasy of the year."--Guardian. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11481 Price, Anthony SOLDIER NO MORE
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1982. 0385180489 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Tiny ink notations to the front endpaper, else near fine; in an illustrated dust jacket with a thin closed slice to the front panel at the spine. 
Intelligence Chief David Audley is back in a novel of espionage set in France in 1957. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11482 Price, Anthony SION CROSSING
(New York): Mysterious Press, (1984). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 

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11483 Price, Anthony SION CROSSING
(New York): Mysterious Press, (1984). First U.S. edition: Uncorrected proofs. Proof. Light shelfwear to the extremities, else a near fine copy in wraps. 
Uncorrected page proof in wraps. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11484 Price, Anthony GUNNER KELLY
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Co., Inc., 1984. 0385193564 First U.S. edition: Review copy, with publisher's slip laid in. Hardcover. A fine copy; in an illustrated dust jacket with a hint of wear to the upper shelf edge. 
When a retired war hero places an advertisement for a gunner, it sparks the attention of the IRA, CIA and KGB. Anthony Price received the Gold Dagger Award for his fifth novel, OTHER PATHS TO GLORY. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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11485 Price, Anthony HERE BE MONSTERS
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1985. 0575037423 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"When an American veteran of D-Day dies in Normandy on the 40th anniversary of the invasion, the event marks the opening of a chess game between the KGB and British Intelligence."--Publisher's Weekly. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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11486 Price, Anthony THE LABYRINTH MAKERS
New York: The Mysterious Press, (1986). 0445402423 First edition thus: Uncorrected Proof of this mass market paperback. Proof. Fine in orange wraps. 
The author's first novel and the first Dr. David Audley thriller. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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11487 Price, Anthony HERE BE MONSTERS
New York: Mysterious Press, (1986). First U.S. edition. A near fine copy in wraps. 
Advance reading copy in wraps. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11488 Price, Anthony COLONEL BUTLER'S WOLF
New York: The Mysterious Press, (1987). 0445402245 First edition thus: Uncorrected Proof of this mass market paperback. Proof. Fine in white wraps. 
The author's third Dr. David Audley thriller. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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11489 Price, Anthony FOR THE GOOD OF THE STATE
New York: The Mysterious Press, (1987). 0892962240 First U.S. edition, first printing: Uncorrected Proofs. Proof. Mild soiling to the rear covers, else a near fine copy in yellow printed wraps. 
"In this spy thriller enriched with scholarly and literary trivia, the plot hinges on interdepartmental rivalry in the British intelligence establishment."--Library Journal. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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11490 Price, Anthony A NEW KIND OF WAR
New York: Mysterious Press, (1988). 089296281X First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in a near fine illustrated dust jacket. 
A look at the past of Dr. David Audley, the hero of Price's previous novels including SION CROSSING. In 1945, Audley breaks the British-Greek truce. This is Price's seventeenth novel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11491 Price, Anthony FOR THE GOOD OF THE STATE
New York: The Mysterious Press, (1987). 0892962240 First U.S. edition, first printing. Proof. Foxing to the page edges, else near fine; in an age-toned dust jacket. 
"Price writes thrillers for grown-ups."--New York Times. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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11492 Price, Anthony SION CROSSING
(New York): Mysterious Press, (1984). 0892961155 First U.S. edition, limited issue. One of 250 numbered copies SIGNED by the author. This is number 197. Hardcover. Fine in bright teal cloth-backed boards with silvered spine titles; in fine pictorial dust jacket; with matching teal cloth-covered slipcase exhibiting mild uniform fading to the perimeters.. 
The master of espionage fiction and winner of the Gold Dagger Award features a CIA trouble-shooter sent to Georgia to unravel a complex plot concerning the past and the American Civil War. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11493 Price, Eugenia NEW MOON RISING
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, (1969). 0397100795 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Gift inscription to the first blank leaf, stains to the lower spine and rear cover, very good; in a shelfworn photo-pictorial illustrated dust jacket with tears to the edges, shallow chipping to the spine ends, and a dampstain to the lower rear panel. 
Second novel in the St. Simons Trilogy set in the South during the Civil War. "Not since GONE WITH THE WIND has a book told the South's story in the way that NEW MOON RISING does."--Book News. SIGNED by the author to the title-page. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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11494 Price, Eugenia NEW MOON RISING
Philadelphia/New York: J. B. Lippincott Company, (1969). Third printing. Hardcover. Former owner's ink notation and signature to the front endpaper, else a near fine copy; in a color photo-pictorial dust jacket missing a small chip from the lower spine end. 
The second volume in her St. Simons Trilogy. "Miss Price posseses a unique ability to make the antebellum South come to life in all its color, charm and individuality."--Frank G. Slaughter. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11495 Price, Lia Scott REVENANT
New York/Lincoln/Shanghai: iUniverse, Inc., (2003). 0595293727 First edition: Trade Paperback Original. Trade Paperback. Fine, a new book; in color-illustrated wraps. SIGNED by the author. 
Sequel to Price's THE GUARDIAN. Janos Bath is a NYC grad student who hears voices crying out to him wherever he goes--and who is being stalked by a strange man who claims he is a revenant, a reincarnated vampire and archangel. 
Price: 12.95 USD
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11496 Price, Reynolds A LONG AND HAPPY LIFE
New York: Atheneum, 1962. First edition with first state dust jacket (blurb names on rear panel are printed in pale green.) Jacket design by Janet Halverson. Hardcover. A few tiny dots of foxing to the fore-edge and to a preliminary page, else very nearly fine in terra cotta cloth; in an age-toned (particularly to spine panel) dust jacket that also shows a whisper of edgewear. 
The North Carolinian's debut won the William Faulkner Award for a notable first novel and presaged a long and distinguished career as a novelist, poet, essayist, and playwright. His novel KATE VAIDEN won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1986. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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11497 Price, Reynolds THE USE OF FIRE
New York: Atheneum, 1990. 0689121091 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a photo-pictorial dust jacket. Jacket photograph of a heron by Louise Francke. 
SIGNED by the poet/novelist to the title-page. His third collection of poetry. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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11498 Price, Reynolds BLUE CALHOUN
New York: Atheneum, 1992. 0689121466 First edition. Hardcover. Very faint stains to the page edges, else about near fine in burgundy cloth; in an illustrated dust jacket with a small patch of faint stain to the front panel and a tiny closed edge tear to the upper spine panel. Jacket illustration by Wayne McLoughlin. 
SIGNED and dated (1992) by the author to the front free endpaper. Ninth novel by the winner of numerous literary awards including the Book Critics Circle Award and the William Faulkner Award. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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11499 Price, Richard LADIES MAN
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1978. 0395270820 First edition, first printing. SIGNED by the author. Hardcover. A few nicks at the shelf edges, faint foxing to the top page edges, else near fine; in a near fine dust jacket showing minor edge wear, tiny tears, and mild age-toning. 
A dark and devastating novel of sexual obsession and loneliness by the noted author and screenwriter who has explored the urban world in such a gritty and realistic manner that has brought him considerable literary acclaim. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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11500 Price, Richard LUSH LIFE
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (2008). 0374299250 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mildly bumped to lower shelf edges, near fine; in a fine dust jacket. 
The Edgar Award-winner turns his unrelenting eye on Manhattan's Lower East Side in this manic crescendo of a novel that explores the repercussions of a seemingly random shooting. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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