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11601 Rabaey, Jan M., General Chair PROCEEDINGS OF THE 38TH DESIGN AUTOMATION CONFERENCE
(New York, New York): The Association for Computing Machinery, (2001). 1581132972 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in laminated glossy boards; no dust jacket issued. 
Quarto. 868 pages; indexed. Figures and tables. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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11602 Rabe, Peter BLOOD IN THE DESERT
Greenwich, Connecticut: Fawcett Publications, Inc., (1958). First edition, first printing: a paperback original. Mass market paperback. Age-toning to the text, else a fine, unread copy in illustrated wraps with cover art by Richard Powers. 
Freelance spy Wheeler travels to North Africa to investigate a meeting between Berber chiefs and to learn what happened to his long-lost mentor, Fairchild. An unusually nice copy of this paperback original. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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11603 Rabe, Peter BLOOD IN THE DESERT
Greenwich, Connecticut: Fawcett Publications, Inc., (1958). First edition, first printing: a paperback original. Mass market paperback. Age-toning to the text, mild reading crease along the front cover at the spine, minor lean, else near fine in illustrated wraps with cover art by Richard Powers. 
Cloak and dagger spy thriller set in Tunisia by the writer who "...had few peers among noir writers of the 50's and 60's..." --Bill Pronzini. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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11604 Racina, Thom DEADLY GAMES
(New York, New York): A Signet Book, (2003). 045121076X First edition: Paperback Original. Fine, a new book, in illustrated wraps. 
Deadly uses for addictive computer games highlight this PBO thriller from the author of SNOW AGENT and NEVER FORGET. SIGNED by the author at an event in our shop. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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11605 Racster, Olga CURTAIN UP!: The Story of Cape Theatre
Cape Town: Juta and Co., Limited 1951. First edition. SIGNED with an inscription to the title-page. Hardcover. Very good plus with light scrapes to the rear cover, pale offsetting and faint foxing to endsheets, and slight splaying to the covers, in a price-clipped pictorial dust jacket that shows rubbing, edgewear, nicking, and a few very short closed edge tears. 
A history of theatre in Capetown, South Africa, from a long-time patron, who utilizes her first-hand knowledge of the personalities that helped make "the Cape" one of the most interesting theatre scenes in the world. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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11606 Radbill, Samuel X. BIBLIOGRAPHY OF MEDICAL EX LIBRIS LITERATURE
Los Angeles: Hilprand Press, 1951. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in salmon cloth with gilt spine titling; in a tissue dustwrapper that is age-darkened and nicked, chipped and torn. 
An illustrated bibliography of medical bookplates; with a foreword by Carlyle S. Baer, Secretary, American Society of Bookplate Collectors & Designers. Gallery of black-and-white plates to the rear; the author's bookplate tipped in to frontispiece. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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11607 Rader, Barbara A. & Howard G. Zettler; editors THE SLEUTH AND THE SCHOLAR: Origins, Evolution, and Current Trends in Detective Fiction
New York/Westport, Connecticut/London: Greenwood Press, (1988). 0313260362 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in red cloth with titles in black; issued without dust jacket. Thin tall octavo. 138 pages; bibliography and an index. 
Collection of essays examining the genre. Three interrelated aspects of detective fiction are addressed: the mystery story as a vehicle for social criticism, women crime writers, and the American hard-boiled detective story. Scarce. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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11608 Rader, Dotson TENNESSEE: Cry Of The Heart
Garden City: Doubleday, 1985. First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
An intimate memoir of Tennessee Williams. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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11609 Radiquet, Raymond CHEEKS ON FIRE: Collected Poems
London: John Calder, (1976). First edition in English. Hardcover. Paper stock tanning (as usual), else a fine copy in dust jacket. 
Although he died at the age of twenty of typhus, Radiquet's writing conveyed a clear sense of the prevailing disillusionment in the wake of World War I; the French novelist and poet showed precocious talent in his two novels. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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11610 Radley, Sheila QUIET ROAD TO DEATH
New York: Scribner's, (1984). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
An Inspector Quantrill mystery. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11611 Radley, Sheila TALENT FOR DESTRUCTION
New York: Scribner's, (1984). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
An Inspector Quantrill mystery. Review copy with materials. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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11612 Radley, Sheila FATE WORSE THAN DEATH
New York: Scribner's, (1986). 0684185822 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with one short tear to the spine edge. 
Another entry in Radley's Inspector Quantrill series of novels that effectively blend understated psychological suspense with character-rich police procedural. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11613 Raef, Laura C. MIRACLE AT SEASIDE
New York: Avalon Books, (1975). First edition. SIGNED by the author to the title-page. Hardcover. Age-toning to the page borders, as usual, else very good plus in patterned green boards with red titles to the spine; in a near fine dust jacket with very mild creases to the rear inner flap. 
One of the young-adult love stories published by Avalon with intriguing settings, this time featuring an actress wannabe taking drama lessons from a film star. A Hollywood theme softened with blushing romance. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11614 Rafferty, Kevin, Jayne Loader and Pierce Rafferty THE ATOMIC CAFÉ: The Book of the Film
Toronto/New York/London/Sydney/Auckland: A Peacock Press/Bantam Book, (1982). B0007AZF62 First edition, first printing: a paperbound original. Trade Paperback. Miniscule rub mark to front cover, very nearly fine in color illustrated wraps. Oblong paperback. 122 pages; black and white photo-illustrations. 
Designed by David Larkin, this slice of the film, documenting the American 1940s and 1950s "red scare culture" and fearful cold war politics is filled with actual photographs and commentaries of the extreme, funny and frightening era of the atomic bomb. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11615 Rafkin, Alan CUE THE BUNNY ON THE RAINBOW: Tales from TV's Most Prolific Sitcom Director
(Syracuse, New York): Syracuse University Press, (1998). 0815605420 Second printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Fondly inscribed from the remarkably successful sitcom director to the remarkably successful TV producer, Bill d'Angelo, and SIGNED by the author. Laid in is a place card for Bill d'Angelo and his wife from an Andy Griffith show event of some kind. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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11616 Raine, Derek J. and Heller, Michael THE SCIENCE OF SPACE-TIME
Tucson: Pachart Publishing House, (1981). 0912918128 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Noted physicist's blind embossed seal to the front endpaper, one page of the preface has five red underlines, else near fine, tight and clean in light-brown linen with gilt decorations and titles to the front cover and spine; no dust jacket. Octavo. 
The ninth volume in the Astronomy and Astrophysics series. A study of space-time principles and theories and an examination of the science of relativistic mechanics. 244 pages; figures; mathematical notes appendix; bibliography; and index. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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11617 Raine, Norman Reilly TUGBOAT ANNIE
New York, N.Y.: Dell Publishing Company, [1947]. First edition: Paperback Original. Dell#192. First book appearance of these popular short stories. Mass market paperback. Date stamp (1947) to front free endsheet, small, very pale, patch of stain to title-page and facing page, else a crisp, bright fine copy in laminated wraps; cover art by Gerald Gregg; mapback (by Ruth Belew) shows ''Puget Sound Country.'' Superb copy! 
Raine's salty tugboat captain first graced the pages of the Saturday Evening Post, appeared in three movies--TUGBOAT ANNIE in 1933, with Wallace Beery and Marie Dressler was the first--and a TV series in 1958. Raine was an AA-winning screenwriter. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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11618 Raine, William MacLeod STEVE YEAGER
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1915. First edition. Tan cloth reverse-embossed in brown with vignette of a bucking bronco and separate title block. Hardcover. Very good with very slight spine slant, some soiling and edgewear to covers, and foxing to edges. With tissue-guarded frontispiece plate depicting ''Ruth.'' 
Early Western by the prolific, popular, and critically respected Western novelist, author of--among many others, SONS OF THE SADDLE and JUSTICE COMES TO TOMAHAWK. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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11619 Raine, William Macleod COLORADO
Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1928. First edition. Brown cloth with black titles and a pictorial cover illustration of a horsedrawn stagecoarch. Hardcover. Small stain to the lower fore-edge pages, covers show some shelfwear, soiling, and rubbing, else a very good copy in brown cloth; in a recently supplied nearly fine original dust jacket with some very minor soiling and light rubbing. 
A very early presentation copy of this western novel: inscribed, dated (1927) and SIGNED by the author to Colonel William M. Breakenridge--author of HELLDORADO and Deputy U.S. Marshall in Tucson, Arizona. An association copy of some merit. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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11620 Raison, Milton M. TUNNEL 13
Culver City, California: Murray & Gee, Inc., 1948. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Faint indent to spine, else a nearly fine copy; in a rubbed, nicked, worn illustrated dust jacket with a tiny snagged interior tear to upper front panel. 
Powerfully told story of a manhunt for two brothers who hold up a train in broad daylight, cold-bloodedly kill seven men and evade their trackers with unbelievable skill and luck. This copy inscribed and SIGNED by the author. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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11621 Ralston, Anthony, editor ENCYCLOPEDIA OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
New York: Petrocelli/Charter, 1976. First edition. Hardcover. A near fine copy in dust jacket that is lightly tanning at the edges. 
More than 1000 illustrations, tables and charts. Quarto. 1529 pages, appendices, index. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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11622 Ralston, Gilbert A. and Richard Newhafer FRIGHTFUL SIN OF CISCO NEWMAN
Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, (1972). First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 

Price: 25.00 USD
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11623 Ramage, Edwin S., editor ATLANTIS: Fact Or Fiction?
Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, (1978). 0253104823 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket with a small nick at upper corner. 
A scholarly study. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11624 Rambaud, Patrick THE RETREAT
New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2004). 0871138778 First U.S. edition, first printing: Uncorrected proof. Proof. Fine in color illustrated wraps. Translated from the French by William Hobson. 
The sequel to THE BATTLE, and the second novel in Rambaud's Napoleonic trilogy. By the winner of the Grand Prix Roman del'Academie Francaise. This installment opens on September 1812. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11625 Ramos, Graciliano ANGUISH
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1945. First U.S. edition, first printing. Translated from the Portugues by L.C. Kaplan. Hardcover. Fine, in blue binding with gilt stamping; in an age-toned, nearly fine dust jacket. 
An orphan from the backlands of northeastern Brazil--a small government clerk and free-lance contributor to a corrupt press--slides slowly and awfully into insanity. From the author of VIDAS SECAS. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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11626 Ramos, Manuel MOONY'S ROAD TO HELL
Albuquerque, New Mexico: University of New Mexico Press, (2002). 0826329497 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Noir thriller featuring PI Danny Mora. "A new approach to mystery fiction...splendid writing and a large cast of interesting characters."--Steve Brewer. Ramos is the author of the Luis Montez crime novels. SIGNED by the author to the title-page. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11627 Ramos, Manuel THE BALLAD OF GATO GUERRERO
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1994). First edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with minor wear to the edges. 
A novel by the author of THE BALLAD OF ROCKY RUIZ. Review copy with materials laid in. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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11628 Ramsay, Frederick ARTSCAPE
(Scottsdale, AZ): Poisoned Pen Press, (2004). 1590581229 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Bookplate to front free endsheet, else fine, as-new, in grey cloth with gilt spine stamping; in a fine, as-new, illustrated dust jacket. 
Ike Schwartz "retreats to his hometown of Picketsville, Va., and wins the job of sheriff after a personal disaster in a botched CIA operation...Ramsay nicely mixes town and gown, sophisticates and rustics, thugs and masterminds."--PW. Debut mystery. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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11629 Ramsay, Janet HIGH ROAD
New York & London: The Century Co., (1924). B00087PW5S First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Some soiling to covers, dot of stain to upper page edges, hint of fading to spine, mild spine slant, thus a solid very good, in orange binding with black lettering; lacking dust jacket. 
Quite scarce novel tells the story of aspiring composer Peter Adams, whose path to greatness lies through the bright meadows of love and the dark woods of pain and loss. "The story of a musician written by a musician"--offered the publisher. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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11630 Ramus, David THIEF OF LIGHT
(New York): HarperCollins Publishers, (1995). First edition. Hardcover. Very tiny spot to the top page edges, otherwise fine in a slightly creased dust jacket. 
SIGNED by the author on the title page. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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11631 Rance, Joseph and Arei Kato BULLET TRAIN
New York: William Morrow, 1980. 068803702X First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Near fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 

Price: 15.00 USD
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11632 Rand, Ayn PHILOSOPHY: Who Needs It?
Indianapolis/New York: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., (1982). 0672527251 First edition, second state: copyright notice printed instead of rubber-stamped. Hardcover. Near fine in dust jacket. 
The last planned work by Rand before her death in March, 1982. In these essays, Rand explains some of the steps necessary to achieve a conscious, rational philosophy. 276 pages, indexed. Introduction by Leonard Peikoff. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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11633 Rand, Naomi STEALING FOR A LIVING
(New York): Harper CollinsPublishers, (2003). 0060199369 First edition: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. One corner lightly bumped, else near fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"In Emma Price, Naomi Rand has given mystery readers a heroine who has a life as rich and real, as contemporary, complex, and satisfying, as the crimes she solves. Miss Marple would be slightly shocked, and greatly gratified."--Michael Malone. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11634 Rand, Naomi IT'S RAINING MEN
(New York, N.Y.): HarperCollinsPublishers, (2005). 0060723718 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
The third outing for Emma Price, a quintessential New Yorker, single mom, background investigator for capital case crime defendants, and romantic interest for a Brooklyn homicide detective. "...contemporary, complex, and satisfying."--Michael Malone. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11635 Randall, Bernice WHEN IS A PIG A HOG?: A Guide To Confoundingly Related English Words
New York: (Prentice Hall), (1991). 013955212X First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
Complete explanations together with definitions and comparisons make this a desirable reference. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11636 Randall, Marta THE SWORD OF WINTER
New York: Timescape Books/Simon and Schuster, (1983). Book club edition. Hardcover. Fine, in a very lightly age-toned pictorial dust jacket with artwork by Rowena Morrill. 
Lord Gambin of Jentesi lies dying and chaos reigns in the cold and dangerous land of Cherek. Fantasy from the author of A CITY IN THE NORTH, JOURNEY, ISLAND, and DANGEROUS GAMES 
Price: 10.00 USD
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11637 Randisi, Robert and Matthews, Christine THE MASKS OF AUNTIE LAVEAU
New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Minotaur, (2002). 031226898X First edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket. 
A Gil and Claire Hunt mystery. "Hexes, potions and spells interweave with vivid settings, two delightful sleuths and credible supporting characters."--Publishers Weekly. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11638 Randisi, Robert and Matthews, Christine THE MASKS OF AUNTIE LAVEAU
New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Minotaur, (2002). 031226898X First edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in glossy, color illustrated wraps. 
The second installment featuring Gil and Claire Hunt, the husband and wife detecting team who this time travel to New Orleans where voodoo adds additional intrigue to the mystery at hand. Randisi is the founder of the Private Eye Writers of America. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11639 Randisi, Robert J. ARCH ANGELS
New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Minotaur, (2004). 0312308787 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Detective Joe Keough and his partner Harriet Connors assigned to the federal Serial Killer Task Force go to a well-depicted St. Louis in this action-packed mystery installment. Randisi is a master veteran of the mystery genre. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11640 Randisi, Robert J. IN THE SHADOW OF THE ARCH
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1998). 0312181159 First edition: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine color photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
Detective Joe Keough returns in the second installment in the series. "Each of Randisi's novels is better than its entertaining predecessor."--BOOKLIST 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11641 Randisi, Robert, editor THE EYES HAVE IT: The Private Eye Writers of America
(New York): Mysterious Press, (1984). First edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in wraps. Edited and with an introduction by Randisi. 
The first of the annual PWA anthologies in its first state, SIGNED by contributors Randisi, Lawrence Block, Max Allan Collins, Loren Estleman, Edward D. Hoch, John Lutz, Marcia Muller, Sara Paretsky, and Bill Pronzini. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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11642 Randolph, Vance WHO BLOWED UP THE CHURCH HOUSE? And Other Ozark Folk Tales
New York: Columbia University Press, 1952. First edition. Hardcover. Endpapers slightly tanned, else near fine in dust jacket. 
Notes by Herbert Halpert. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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11643 Rankin, Ian FLESHMARKET ALLEY
New York and Boston: Little, Brown and Company, (2005). 0316095656 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
An Inspector Rebus novel first published in the UK as FLESHMARKET Close. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11644 Rankin, Ian SET IN DARKNESS
New York: St. Martin's Minotaur, (2000). 0312206097 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"SET IN DARKNESS is Rankin's best novel to date."--New Statesman. An Inspector Rebus mystery. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11645 Rankin, Ian THE FALLS
New York: St. Martin's Minotaur, (2001). 0312206100 First U.S. edition: Advance Reading Copy with publisher's promotional sheet laid in. Proof. Fine in glossy, black printed wraps. 
The Gold Dagger Award-winner's fourteenth mystery featuring Inspector Rebus, offered here in an early advance state. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11646 Rankin, Ian LET IT BLEED
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1996). 0684830558 First U.S. edition, first printing: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Crease to the rear cover, else near fine in illustrated glossy wraps. 
An early John Rebus mystery. "Rankin has a knack for turning crime writing on its head. His plots are brilliant, his timing perfect, and his characters scary."--Stirling Observer. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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11647 Rankin, Ian DEATH IS NOT THE END
New York: St. Martin's Minotaur, (2000). 031226142x First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
The Gold Dagger Award winner and Edgar Award nominee has returned, in this 73-page novella, with the eleventh mystery featuring Investigator John Rebus, who this time looks into his own troubled past while helping an old high school sweetheart. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11648 Ranney, M. William SPECIALIZED CURING METHODS FOR COATINGS AND PLASTICS: Recent Advances
Park Ridge, New Jersey: Noyes Data Corporation, 1977. 0815506600 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. A fine, unread hardcover copy; without dust jacket, as issued. AS NEW! 
Chemical Technology Review No. 88. 244 pages; Company Index; Inventor Index; and U.S. Patent Number Index. Figures and tables. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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11649 Ransel, David L. MOTHERS OF MISERY: Child Abandonment in Russia
Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, (1988). 069105522X First edition. Hardcover. Faint soiling to the covers, else near fine in burgundy cloth; in an illustrated dust jacket. Jacket illustraton ''A Mother'' by Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin. 330 pages, thirteen b&w illustrations, nineteen figures, twenty-eight tables, bibliography, and an index. 
A history of the homes for abandoned children that were established in the middle of the eighteenth century by Empress Catherine II, and reached their peak in the late nineteenth century when the Moscow homes were receiving 17,000 children each year. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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11650 Ransome, Stephen ALIAS HIS WIFE
New York: Red Badge Detective/Dodd, Mead & Company, (1965). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in bright blue boards; in a very mildly age-toned, illustrated dust jacket showing a hint of wear at the extremities. Nice copy! 
A Detective Lee Barcello mystery; Florida gulf setting. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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11651 Ransome, Stephen TRAP #6
Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1971. First edition. Hardcover. Former owner's bookplate on front endpaper, else near fine in a very good plus dust jacket with minor shelfwear to edges. 

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11652 Rao, Jaithirth/Surendran, C.P. GEMINI II: Selected Poems
(New Dehli, India): Viking, (1994). 0670857629 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Faint age-toning to pages, else fine, in black boards; in a fine, if faintly age-toned, illustrated dust jacket. 
Collection of poems by a pair of young Indian writers, follow-up to their earlier GEMINI. With an introduction by Dom Moraes. Inscribed and SIGNED by author Rao. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11653 Rapaport, Benjamin A COMPLETE GUIDE TO COLLECTING ANTIQUE PIPES
Box E. Exton, Pennsylvania. Schiffer Publishing Ltd. (1979). First edition. Hardcover. Very mild crumpling to the spine head, else near fine in navy blue leatherette with lettering in gilt; in a photo-pictorial dust jacket with mild wear to extremities, light rubbing to both panels, small closed edge tear to rear panel top edge. 
Illustrated throughout with photos in color and b&w, this is a colorful, informative and educational guide for the collector, tobacco historian and researcher, with an historical account of the evolution and development of yesteryear's pipe. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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11654 Raphael, Frederic TWO FOR THE ROAD
London: Jonathan Cape, (1967). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Publication of Frederic Raphael's Academy Award nominated screenplay for 1967 Stanley Donen directed film starring Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney. Contains a lengthy and informative preface by the author. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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11655 Raphael, Frederic CALIFORNIA TIME
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1976). 0031045163 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Bookplate to front free endsheet, else near fine; in an age-darkened, price-clipped, about near fine dust jacket. 
Hollywood novel about "a British director named Victor England, who is brought to Hollywood, described as 'a city without a center which has spawned a morality without a structure."'--Slide. Raphael wrote the screenplays for DARLING and TWO FOR THE ROAD. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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11656 Raphael, lev BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE
New York: Walker & Company, (2001). 0802733654 First edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in glossy pictorial wraps. 
A Nick Hoffman novel. "A mystery that combines intrigue with pop culture, BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE is peppered with larger-than-life characters, giving an insider's view of the world of university politics." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11657 Raphael, Rick THE THIRST QUENCHERS
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1965. First edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in red boards, spine lettered in gilt; in a fine, bright yellow printed dust jacket. 
First book from the American sf writer collects four long tales, "The Thirst Quenchers"; "Guttersnipe"; "The Mailman Cometh"; "Odd Man In"--three of which had appeared in ASTOUNDING. Raphael's output was modest, but his reputation high. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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11658 Rappoport, Angelo S. ROYAL LOVERS AND MISTRESSES: The Romance of Crowned and Uncrowned Kings and Queens of Europe
London: The Navarre Society Limited, 1924. First edition thus. Hardcover. Offsetting to endpapers, previous owner's bookplate to the front pastedown, else near fine in deep lilac cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt; in a very lightly soiled, age-toned dust jacket with nicks and creases to the spine panel ends. 316 pages. 
History of the love lives of Europe's royalty, including chapters on Louis XIV, Czar Paul I, and Frederick II. Tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Christina of Sweden, five other tissue-guarded photogravures, thirteen engravings, bibliography. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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11659 Rasker, Maya UNKNOWN DESTINATION
New York: Ballantine Books, (2002). 0345446763 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
The Netherland author's debut novel was nominated for the Golden Owl and the ECI Book Awards and won the best literary debut for the Golden Dog-Ear Awards. Translated from the Dutch by Barbara Fasting. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11660 Raskin, Ellen FIGGS & FANTOMS
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., (1977). First edition thus. Trade Paperback. Minor corner crease, otherwise near fine. 
The first Dutton Anytime Books edition. Trade paperback. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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11661 Rasnake, Roger Neil DOMINATION AND CULTURAL RESISTANCE: Authority and Power Among an Andean People
Durham and London: Duke University Press, 1988. First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelf wear. 
A work of ethnography attempting to refute the conception of Andean villages as disparate, fractionalized, pieces of a larger culture and casting the Andean village as part of a large culture surviving through symbolic reproduction. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11662 Rathbone, Julian WITH MY KNIVES I KNOW I'M GOOD
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1970). B0006C596M First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Introducing Aziz Milyutin, an Azeri Turk from the Caspian Sea and a professional knife thrower, touring with a carnival through the Middle East. When Aziz witnesses a murder among the ruins of Baalbek, he is dropped into a world of intrigue and death. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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11663 Rathbone, Julian DIAMONDS BID
New York: Walker, (1967). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Light tanning to pages, else very good plus in a very good dust jacket with some short tears and shelfwear to the edges. 
An American gets mixed up in Turkish politics in this thriller. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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11664 Rathbone, Julian HAND OUT
New York: Walker and Company, (1968). First edition, first printing: publisher's file copy, with publisher's rubber-stamped address to front free endsheet. Hardcover. Fine, in a very very lightly age-toned, mildly rubbed illustrated dust jacket. 
Rathbone's second suspense novel set in Ankara, and featuring Turkish policeman Nur bey. Follow-up to DIAMONDS BID. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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11665 Rathbone, Julian WATCHING THE DETECTIVES
New York: Pantheon, (1983). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. 

Price: 10.00 USD
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11666 Rathbone, Julian LYING IN STATE
London: Heinemann, (1985). First edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in a price-clipped illustrated dust jacket. 
The turbulent politics of Latin America, and the turmoil of Spain in 1975 are the background to a mystery "as intricate and cleverly conceived as it is dextrously and entertainingly set down." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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11667 Rathbone, Julian ZDT
London: Heinemann, (1986). First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 

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11668 Rathbone, Julian LYING IN STATE
New York: Putnam, (1986). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 

Price: 10.00 USD
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11669 Rathbone, Richard MURDER AND POLITICS IN COLONIAL GHANA
New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 1993. 0300055048 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket. Jacket illustration an Akyem Abuakwa terracotta head. 209 pages, eight b&w illustrations, two maps, select bibliography, and an index. 
In 1943 a ritual religious killing was committed in a large African kingdom in the south of Ghana, which was then a colony of Great Britain. This account tells the story of the murder, the trials, and the appeals of those accused of the crime. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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11670 Rattan, Volney ELEMENTARY EXERCISES AND WEST COAST BOTANY: With an Analytical Key to the Flora of the West Coast...
San Francisco: The Whitaker & Ray Co., 1898. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. A solid, very good copy with rubber-stamped label to pastedown, foxing to endsheets, flecking to covers, label remnant to spine; in brown cloth lettered and decorated in black; no dust jacket. 
"...in Which are Described over Eighteen Hundred Species of Flowering Plants Growing West of the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Crests, From San Diego to Puget Sound." 221 pages including index and glossary. Many b&w figures and illustrations. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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11671 Rattigan, Terence SEPARATE TABLES
New York: Random House, (1955). First U.S. edition. Review copy with publisher's slip laid in. Hardcover. Very good plus with a tiny hole to rear interior hinge (production flaw), some faint offsetting to endpapers and foxing to fore-edge; in a very lightly edgeworn and age-toned dust jacket. 
Matched pair of plays that are widely regarded as the best of Rattigan's works for the stage; illustrated with production photos including frontispiece and paste-on decoration to front cover. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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11672 Rattigan, Terence; Savory, Gerald; Lyndon, Barre; Jerome, Helen; Hellman, Lillian FIVE PLAYS OF 1937
(London): Hamish Hamilton, (1937). First edition. Hardcover. Mild dust soiling and scattered light foxing to page edges, a few dots of foxing to front endsheets, else near fine in orange cloth lettered in black; in lightly edgeworn printed dust jacket that is faded to the spine, with some minor nicks to spine ends. 
Comprises: Rattigan's FRENCH WITHOUT TEARS; Savory's GEORGE AND MARGARET; Lyndon's THEY CAME BY NIGHT; Jerome's CHARLOTTE CORDAY; and Hellman's THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, which had been denied license to be performed in the U.K. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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11673 Rauner, Robert M. SAMUEL BAILEY AND THE CLASSICAL THEORY OF VALUE
London: G. Bell & Sons, (1961). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
162pp. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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11674 Ravage, Barbara BURN UNIT: Saving Lives After The Flames
(Cambridge, MA): Da Capo Press/A member of the Perseus Books Group, (2004). 0306813467 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 302 pages; index. 
True fire dramas, including the 1942 Cocoanut Grove conflagration, are told in detail with a insider's view of Bigelow 13, the MGH burn unit and the extraordinary professionals who save, care for, and rehabilitate burn victims and their families. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11675 Raven, C.E. SCIENCE, RELIGION, AND THE FUTURE: A Course of Eight Lectures
New York: The Macmillan Company/Cambridge University Press, 1943. First U.S. edition. Small octavo. Hardcover. Very mild age-toning to the front and rear endsheets, faint foxing to the upper page edges, else near fine in olive-green cloth; in a near fine dust jacket with some darkening to the spine and a one-and-a-half inch closed tear from the upper edge. 
ectures on the cause and effect religion and science have in regards to conflict and war by the respected theologian and scholar. Topics included are the aftermath of war, tensions between science and religion, and reformation ideals. 125 pages. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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11676 Raven, Simon MORNING STAR
(London): Blond & Briggs, (1984). 085634138X First edition, first printing. Hardcover. A near fine copy with pages quite heavily age-toned; in illustrated dust jacket. Lovely wraparound jacket painting by Lawrence Toynbee. 
First entry in another multi-volume fictional saga, by the author of the ALMS FOR OBLIVION series. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11677 Raven, Simon MORNING STAR
(London): Blond & Briggs, (1984). 085634138X First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Pages lightly tanned, as expected, else fine in an illustrated dust jacket that shows a nearly invisible sticker ghost to front flap and betrays just a hint of age-toning. Jacket painting by Lawrence Toynbee. 
The first volume in Raven's "First-Born of Egypt" saga whose theme is "The purposes, beliefs and ways of life of the growing young as observed, deplored or encouraged by their elders." Raven's earlier ten-book sequence is ALMS FOR OBLIVION. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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11678 Raven, Simon THE FACE OF THE WATERS
(London): Blond, (1985). 0856341762 First edition. Hardcover. Hint of age-toning to the page edges, else fine, in a fine dust jacket with wraparound color jacket painting by Lawrence Toynbee. 
Second volume of Raven's saga, "The First-Born of Egypt." Raven is the author of the "Alms of Oblivion" sequence of ten novels. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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11679 Ravitz, Abe C. DAVID GRAHAM PHILLIPS
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1966). First edition. Hardcover. A near fine copy without dust jacket. 
Twayne's United States Authors Series #96. 191 pages including notes and references, a selected bibliography, and an index. Blue cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11680 Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan THE YEARLING
New York: The Modern Library, (1946). First Modern Library Edition (stated). Hardcover. Nick to the top shelf edge, upper corner tip mildly bumped, else near fine; in a lightly chipped and shelfworn illustrated dust jacket missing a thumbnail-size piece from the lower front panel at the spine area. 
Stiff boards covered in green linen with gilt titles on black panels, Rockwell Kent designed endpapers, top edge colored in black. The attractively illustrated dust jacket is priced $1.10 with 316 titles listed on reverse. Pulitzer Prize winning novel. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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11681 Rawlinson, Peter THE RICHMOND DIARY
New York: St. Martin's Minotaur, (2001). 0312275536 First U.S. editon: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in glossy, color illustrated wraps. 
A suspenseful legal thriller where the plot pivots on the diary of a dead man. Rawlinson's sixth mystery. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11682 Rawn, Melanie SPELLBINDER: A Love Story with Magical Interruptions
New York: Tor / A Tom Doherty Associates Book, (2006). 0765315327 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
With publisher's bookplate affixed to front endpaper, SIGNED by the author. "Rawn conjures the sex lives and turf wars of modern Manhattan witches...this cauldron bubbles over with spells, rituals, sex and even a vampire or two."--PW. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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11683 Rawn, Melanie SPELLBINDER
New York: TOR/A Tom Doherty Associates Book, (2006). 0765315327 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Rawn conjures the sex lives and turf wars of modern Manhattan witches in this departure from her dargon novels. U.S. Marshal Evan Lachlan adores novelist and witch Holly McClure and then the magic and mudane worlds collide. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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11684 Rawson, Clayton Original typed letter SIGNED by the author and addressed to Mr. William D. Grant
New York, N.Y.: [no publisher], 1952. One-page typed note on Unicorn Mystery Book Club stationery, folded thrice; SIGNED by Rawson over his typed name In the four-paragraph note, Rawson comments on Canadian custom charges for shipping books, passes along Hans Santesson's regards to Mr. Grant (asking about a film in which Santesson appears and which Mr. Grant seems to have a copy of). 
Rawson goes on to respond to Mr. Grant's apparent suggestion of SLAN as a Unicorn Book Club selection, regretfully informing him that the book falls outside the guidelines of the Club's promise to publish "new current books." 
Price: 250.00 USD
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11685 Ray, Benjamin C. MYTH, RITUAL, AND KINGSHIP IN BUGANDA
New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. 0195064364 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Octavo. 239 pages; notes, bibliography, and an index. Illustrated with photos, maps, and drawings. 
"Ray has enriched our appreciation of the political and religious life of this extraordinary culture and set a standard for historians of this and other regions of the continent."--International Journal of African Historical Studies. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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11686 Ray, Mary A TENT FOR THE SUN
London: Faber and Faber Ltd, (1971). 0571097707 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, a brilliant, as-new copy in vivid yellow composition binding with gilt spine lettering; in a likewise as-new, fine, illustrated dust jacket. 
First book in a series of juvenile historical novels about the beginnings of the Christian church. Set in Corinth at the time of Claudius and Nero, the story revolves around Timandra, a young slave girl in the house of a city magistrate. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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11687 Ray, Mary SWORD SLEEP
London: Faber & Faber, (1975). 0571106846 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very faint but quite large area of damp stain to front free endsheet, and no other flaws!--thus a near fine copy in terra-cotta binding with gilt stamping; in a fine, dust jacket with pale sticker ghost to front flap; wraparound art by Elizabeth Grant. 
Young Flavius, lonely and ill in Athens, dreams of a battle by a river, a sword raised to strike him, and a boy Leonatos, who several hundred years earlier had fought in Alexander's army. Set in the Roman Empire in the early days of Christianity. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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11688 Ray, Mary BEYOND THE DESERT GATE
London: Faber and Faber, (1977). 0571111602 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, a brilliant, as-new copy in green composition binding with gilt spine lettering; in a likewise as-new, fine, illustrated dust jacket that shows a minor sticker scar to the lower front flap. Wraparound jacket illustration by Elizabeth Grant. 
"The story is of a Greek merchant and his three sons; and of a mysterious stranger rescued from a Roman patrol."--Leon Garfield. Juvenile historical novel, set in Ancient Rome, the fourth book in the series begun with A TENT FOR THE SUN. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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11689 Ray, Mary SONG OF THUNDER
London: Faber and Faber, (1978). 0571111602 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, a brilliant, as-new copy in pale blue composition binding with gilt spine lettering; in a likewise as-new, fine, illustrated dust jacket that shows a faint sticker ghosts to lower front flap. Wraparound jacket illustration by Dave Griffiths. 
Kenofer the bard and his sister Theano are among the few survivors of an earthquake that devastates the island of Kalliste; they find a home in Crete till fresh trouble makes them wanderers again. Juvenile tale climaxing with a huge volcanic eruption! 
Price: 75.00 USD
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11690 Ray, Robert J. BLOODY MURDOCK
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1986). 0312085109 First edition. Inscribed, SIGNED and dated by the author to the half-title page. Hardcover. Fine in a slightly age-toned dust jacket. 
Debut novel featuring Vietnam vet, sometime carpenter--private investigator Matt Murdock. "This is a splendid suspense novel. After a chilling beginning, real horror cuts in like a turbocharger."--Oakley Hall. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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11691 Ray, Robert J. MURDOCK FOR HIRE
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1987). 0312001614 First edition. Inscribed, SIGNED and dated by the author to the half-title page. Hardcover. Fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. 
Private investigator Matt Murdock is back on the case in Newport Beach, California. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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11692 Ray, Robert J. MERRY CHRISTMAS MURDOCK
(New York): Delacorte Press, (1989). First edition. Hardcover. Attractive bookplate (designed by Edward Gorey) on the front pastedown endpaper, else fine in dust jacket. 
Inscribed, SIGNED, and dated by the author. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11693 Rayner, Benjamin THE ADVENTURES OF FAT BENNIE O'DAY...SURFING P.I.
[no place]. [no publisher], [no date]. First edition, first printing: a trade paperback original. Trade Paperback. Fine, in illustrated wraps. 
Two Chicago-set hard-boiled mysteries: FAT BENNIE VS THE SCRAP KING and FAT BENNIE GOES TO FRANCE. One is a case of booze, broads, gangsters, and love gone bad; in the second, Bennie must break an ancient curse and outsurf kung-fu lesbians. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11694 Read, Herbert THE GRASS ROOTS OF ART: Lectures on the Social Aspects of Art in an Industrial Age
New York: George Wittenborn, Inc., 1955. First edition thus. Problems of Contemporary Art, No. 2. Illustrated with photographs reproduced on coated stock inserts. Hardcover. Near fine: pale offsetting to endsheets, gift inscription to front free endsheet; in brown cloth with light blue lettering and rules; in a near fine dust jacket with darkening to spine panel, general age-toning and mild use, nick to lower front panel. 
Six lectures by the English poet and critic which explore the theme that "that art is in some sense intimately related, not only to the social structure, but even to the very soil and landscape of a country." 160 pages, including index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11695 Read, Miss FRESH FROM THE COUNTRY
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., (1961). Reprint. Hardcover. Very good plus in a price-clipped and lightly shelf-worn dust jacket. 

Price: 20.00 USD
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11696 Read, Miss CHANGES AT FAIRACRE
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1992. 0395631262 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket illustration by John S. Goodall. 
"Deftly written, with just the right touch of subtle humor, the book gently sweeps you right into the heart of the English village she has created. So relax, put your feet up, sip your tea and enjoy the slow pace of village life."--Sun-Sentinel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11697 Read, Miss FAREWELL TO FAIRACRE
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, (1993). 0395689945 Second printing. Hardcover. Fine, as new, in a fine, as new, dust jacket. Illustrations by John S. Goodall. 
Mrs. Dora Saint launched her beloved Miss Read series of novels about life in the downland village of Fairacre with VILLAGE SCHOOL in 1955. "An occasional visit to Fairacre offers a restful change from the frenetic pace of the contemporary world." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11698 Reade, Charles; edited, with an introduction and notes by Michael Hamnet PLAYS BY CHARLES READE
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (1986). 0521286271 First edition, first printing: trade paperback issue. In CUP's superb series British and American Playwrights 1750-1920. Trade Paperback. Age-toning to covers, else fine, in slick illustrated wraps. Illustrated with production photographs. 
Three key works by the Victorian dramatist who supplied plays for the leading actors and actresses of the age, including Henry Irving and Ellen Terry. MASKS AND FACES (1852); THE COURIER OF LYONS (1854); and IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO MEND (1865). 
Price: 50.00 USD
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11699 Reamy, Tom BLIND VOICES
New York: Science Fiction Book Club, (1978). 0399122400 Book club edition. Hardcover. Fine in a mildly age-toned illustrated dust jacket with fading to the spine panel. Jacket artwork by David Plourde. 
First and only novel from this gifted author who died in 1977 at age 42. "Elegiac fantasy" is how Clute and Nicholls describe the book, in which "a small Kansas town around 1930 is visited by a traveling circus full of freaks and creatures of legend." 
Price: 10.00 USD
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11700 Reamy, Tom & Silverberg, Robert DINOSAURS
No place: Original typescript, (1988). 33-page manuscript submitted to Robert Silverberg for inclusion in his anthology, NEW DIMENSIONS 6. With typed cover letter SIGNED by Silverberg. 8 1/2" by 11" loose sheets; housed in a handsome string-tied black portfolio. All in fine condition. 
Silverberg's letter, dated in 1988, identifies Reamy's 10,500 word typescript, the accompanying editorial introduction (which Silverberg authored) and the corrections to the manuscript (blue ink=Silverberg, red=Doubleday's copy editor). 
Price: 500.00 USD
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