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1201 Abbey, Edwin; Parsons, Alfred, illustrators OLD SONGS
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1889. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Small snag to the spine, some wear and fraying to spine ends, very mild abrasion to corner tips, else very good with hinges firm; no dust jacket. Quarto. 
This attractive tome profusely illustrates, with crisp and bright pen-and-ink drawings in a warm and appealing 19th Century style, the lyrics of 17 sweet songs of old, including such songs as "Early One Morning", "Barbara Allen", and "Kitty of Coleraine." 
Price: 50.00 USD
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1202 Abbey, Lynn SANCTUARY: An Epic Novel of Thieves' World
New York: Tor / A Tom Doherty Associates Book, (2002). 031287491X First edition: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket. 
The co-creator of THIEVES' WORLD returns to the series after more than a decade. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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1203 Abbot, Anthony, pseudonym of (Charles) Fulton Oursler ABOUT THE MURDER OF GERALDINE FOSTER
New York: Covici Friede Publishers, (1930). B000N7B9WS First edition, third printing. Hardcover. Name to the front pastedown endpaper, else very good plus in bright yellow cloth with black titles; lacking the dust jacket. 
Debut Thatcher Colt detective novel by the American playwright, screenwriter, ventriloquist, journalist, psychic investigator, detective novelist, and undercover agent for the FBI! Vaguely based on the Lizzie Borden case with an axe murderer. Scarce. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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1204 Abbot, Lyman SILHOUETTES OF MY CONTEMPORARIES
London: George Allen & Unwin, Ltd, (1922). First U.K. edition. Hardcover. Very good plus, some wear to spine heel, a nearly invisible damp stain to the front cover, a small patch of soiling to fore-edge, and light offsetting to endpapers; without dust jacket. Frontispiece portrait of the author. 
Abbot's reflections on some of the most important American historical figures of his time, such as Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt and Booker T. Washington. 361 pages including an index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1205 Abbott, Jane THE INHERITORS
Chicago: People's Book Club, (1953) Reprint. Hardcover. Fine in very lightly rubbed dust jacket. 
Book club edition. Color illustrated end-papers. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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1206 Abbott, Margot THE LAST INNOCENT HOUR
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1991). 0312063776 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"Abbott's novel of Berlin on the brink of World War II is a fascinating story of young lovers seduced and nearly destroyed by the evil around them. A powerful and frightening tale of love, loss, and deliverance."--Fred Mustard Stewart. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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1207 Abbott, Megan THE SONG IS YOU
New York/London/Toronto/Sydney: Simon & Schuster, (2007). 0743291719 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
The Edgar Award-finalist uses a less-celebrated real-life crime, the disappearance of actress Jean Spangler from Los Angeles in 1949, as her hook to spin a downbeat tale about a journalist-turned-studio-flack, Gil "Hop" Hopkins. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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1208 Abe, Kobo THE ARK SAKURA
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. 0394558367 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in a lightly age-toned, else fine dust jacket. 
"Fearing imminent nuclear holocaust, an obese survivalist named 'Mole' builds a sprawling, technologically well-equipped shelter out of an abandoned quarry." Translated by Juliet Winters Carpenter. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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1209 Abe, Kobo BEYOND THE CURVE
New York: Kodansha International, (1991). 4770014651 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Translated from the Japanese by Juliet Winters, who won two awards for the translation of a previous Abe book. A collection of a dozen unique short stories by the author of the Yomiuri Prize-winning A WOMAN IN THE DUNES. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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1210 Abe, Kobo; Keene, Donald, translator FRIENDS
New York: Grove Press, Inc., (1969). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Small stain to page 30, else near fine in black cloth; in a photo-pictorial price-clipped dust jacket with very minor wear to the upper edge of the spine panel. Jacket photograph by Akihisa Kanal and design by Kuhlman Associates. 
Abe is the noted author of the novels THE WOMAN IN THE DUNES and The FACE OF ANOTHER. This absurdist play is about an office worker who gets his own apartment, only to have a family he doesn't know move in with him. First performed in Toyko in 1967. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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1211 Abe, Ryuzo STATISTICAL MECHANICS
(Tokyo): University of Tokyo Press, (1975). First edition in English. Hardcover. A fine copy in red cloth; no dust jacket. 
Octavo. Translated by Yasushi Takahashi. 178 pages, index, equations, figures in text. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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1212 Abe, Shana QUEEN OF DRAGONS
(New York, New York): Bantam Books, (2008). 0553805282 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. New. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Hidden among the remote hills of 18th-century England lives a powerful clan of shape-shifters whoíve become the stuff of myths and legends. The drŠkon--supersensual creatures with an ability to turn from human to smoke to dragon--are now threatened. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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1213 Abee, Steve KING PLANET: Short Stories and Poems
San Diego, CA: Incommunicado Press, (1997). 1884615147 First edition, first printing. Tiny spot of stain to the fore-edge pages, else fine in photo-pictorial wraps. 
Abee's poetry and fiction chronicles the pavement and hills of Southern California, documenting the nightmares and poetic beauty of L.A. with characters who pace the streets of L.A.--telling it like it is. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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1214 Abel, Kenneth BAIT
New York: Delacorte Press, (1994). 0385311907 First Edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"BAIT is a solid debut, a tough-minded, intelligent, complex novel with strong characters and a firm grasp of the way the world really works."--Donald E. Westlake. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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1215 Abella, Alex FINAL ACTS
New York: Simon & Schuster, (2000). 0684859890 First edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Very nearly fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Abella, born in Cuba, now living in Los Angeles, has penned a third novel featuring Charlie Morrell, this time with alternating chapters between viewpoints of the accused protagonist, Charlie and his defense attorney, Rita. Set in L.A., Cuba and Mexico. 
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1216 Abella, Alex THE KILLING OF THE SAINTS
New York: Crown Publisher, Inc., (1991). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
The use of melting pot city languages help make this Cuban-American hardboiled thriller realistically up to date. The author's debut novel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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1217 Abella, Alex THE KILLING OF THE SAINTS
New York: Crown, (1991). First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine in dust jacket. 
SIGNED by the author. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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1218 Abelson, John N. & Simon, Melvin I., series editors-in-chief CUMULATIVE SUBJECT INDEX: Volumes 228, 230-262
San Diego: Academic Press, (1996). 0121821668 First edition. Methods in Enzymology, Volume 265. Publisher's complimentary copy inscribed on a card to co-editor-in-chief, Melvin I. Simon. Hardcover. Mildly bumped lower corners, else near fine in green cloth with gilt lettering to the front cover; no dust jacket. 678 pages; previous volumes in the series, subject index, and a contributor index. 
A cumulative index for thirty-four volumes in the Methods in Enzymology series produced by the staff of Academic Press. The staff, following a set of established guidelines, analyzed the indexes of the volumes, collected and compiled the information. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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1219 Abetti, Giorgio THE SUN
New York: Macmillan Company, (1957). First edition in English. Hardcover. Small ownership label on the front endpaper, otherwise a near fine copy in a slightly shelfworn dust jacket with one short closed tear to the upper rear panel. 
Professor Abetti's book has been recognized as the authoritative treatment of the subject since its first appearance in Italian in 1934. This illustrated volume, translated by J. B. Sidgwick, is a revised edition making its first appearance in English. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1220 Ablow, Keith COMPULSION
New York: St. Martin's Press, (2002). 0312266413 First edition: Advance Reading Copy. Proof. Staple puncture to upper front flap, else fine in glossy wraps. 
"Fast-paced and frightening, COMPULSION is a novel that explores the very nature of evil itself. And psychiatrist Frank Clevenger is a hero with heart, soul--and brains."--Janet Evanovich. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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1221 Ablow, Keith PSYCHOPATH
New York: St. Martin's Press, (2003). 0312266715 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. SIGNED by the author to the second blank leaf. 
"Frank Clevenger is a wonderfully flawed hero, as haunted by his own demons as the sociopath he faces, and Ablow writes like a man possessed--with a pace so blistering the pages will all but singe your hands."--Dennis Lehane. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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1222 Abraham, Max THE CLASSICAL THEORY OF ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM: Revised by Richard Becker, Authorized Translation by John Dougall
London and Glasgow: Blackie & Son Limited, 1932. First edition in English. Hardcover. Owner's embossed seal on the front endpaper; slightly bumped on the lower corner tips, overall a near fine copy in maroon cloth with titling in gilt on the spine, 
Octavo. Classic text on its subject. 285 pages including synopsis of formulae and notation, examples, answers to examples, index; formulas throughout. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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1223 Abrahams, Peter CRYING WOLF
New York: Ballantine Books, (2000). 0345423852 First edition, first printing: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in pictorial wraps. 
"My favorite American suspense novelist."--Stephen King. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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1224 Abrahams, Peter LAST OF THE DIXIE HEROES
New York: Ballantine Books, (2001). 0345439376 First edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in blue and white glossy wraps. 
A chance encounter with a group of Civil War reenactors sends Roy Hill down a devastating path where the lines between reality and fantasy blur, blanks will be replaced with bullets, and a bloody history will live again. 
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1225 Abrahams, Peter LAST OF THE DIXIE HEROES
New York: Ballantine Books, (2001). 0345439376 First edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A chance encounter with a group of Civil War reenactors sends Roy Hill down a devastating path where the lines between reality and fantasy blur, blanks will be replaced with bullets, and a bloody history will live again. 
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1226 Abrahams, Peter THE TUTOR
New York: Ballantine Books, (2002). 0345439384 First edition: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Upper corner tips bumped, else near fine; in a fine dust jacket. 
An ordinary family hire an invite a mysterious tutor into their home in this twelfth novel by the Edgar Award-nominee and author of the THE FAN--filmed in 1996 with Robert de Niro in the title-role. 
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1227 Abrahams, Peter THEIR WILDEST DREAMS
New York: Ballantine Books, (2003). 0345439392 First edition: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Abrahams is also the author of LAST OF THE DIXIE HEROES, A PERFECT CRIME, and LIGHTS OUT, which was nominated for an Edgar Award. Stephen King proclaimed him to be his "favorite American suspense novelist." 
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1228 Abrahams, Peter WILD CONQUEST
New York: Harper & Brothers, (1950). First edition. Fatigue green cloth with spine lettering in silver. Hardcover. Former owner's name and notation in ink to the front endpaper, else a near fine copy; in a price-clipped and shelfworn pictorial dust jacket with small chips and nicks to the spine ends and flap folds, and several edge tears and associated creases. 
An historical novel of the Great Trek in South Africa. "Abrahams is regarded as a pivotal figure in the literary heritage of South Africa. The examination of South African political development unifies his work."--THE ESSENTIAL BLACK LITERATURE GUIDE. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1229 Abrahams, Peter REVOLUTION #9
New York: Mysterious, (1992). 0892964812 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
An ex-radical who has been living in hiding is found and forced to go on one last "mission." 
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1230 Abrahams, Peter THE FAN
New York: Warner, (1995). 0446518603 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
Source for the recent film adaptation with Robert De Niro and Wesley Snipes. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1231 Abrahams, Peter A WREATH FOR UDOMO
New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1956. First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, fresh, virtually as-new, in brilliant pictorial cloth with striking image of an orange African continent consumed in blue flames; in a lightly edgeworn, age-darkened illustrated dust jacket. Typography, binding and jacket design by Herbert Bayer. 
"Probably the most perceptive novel that has been written about the complex interplay between British imperialism and African nationalism and tribalism."--Saturday Review. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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1232 Abrahams, Robert D. THE POT-BELLIED GODS
Philadelphia: Dorrance & Company, Inc., (1932). B00086EZHA First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, a lovely, fresh example, in black cloth with gilt lettering and illustrations, many pages uncut; in a fine, illustrated dust jacket that shows a rumor of fading to the spine panel. Frontispiece by Clayton Whitehill. 
Poetry collection from "the pungent pen of this Philadelphian" author who may now be better known as the progenitor of dimwitted dick Pete Taylor, who appeared in DEATH AFTER LUNCH and DEATH IN 1-2-3, both from Phoenix House. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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1233 Abramovitz, Moses INVENTORIES AND BUSINESS CYCLES: With Special Reference to Manufacturers' Inventories
(New York): National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc., (1959). Second printing. Hardcover. Minor crimp to the upper spine edge, else near fine in full green cloth with titles stamped in silver to the spine; in a mildly age-toned near fine dust jacket with a small damp-stain to the spine panel and tiny tears with creases to the upper edges. 
A study of how inventory fluctuations effect business cycles. The fourth in the Studies in Business Cycles series which shows the results of an investigation into the causes of prosperity and depression. 632 pages with graphs; tables; appendices; index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1234 Abramowitz, Milton and Irene A. Stegun, editors HANDBOOK OF MATHEMATICAL FUNCTIONS: With Formulas, Graphs, and Mathematical Tables
Washington D.C.: United States Government Printing Office, 1964. Second printing, with corrections. Hardcover. Very slight spotting to the covers and page edges: minor surface scratches to the sturdy binding, otherwise a very good copy, issued without dust jacket. 
U.S. Department of Commerce National Bureau of Standards Applied Mathematics Series: 55. Thick quarto. 1046 pages including indexes. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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1235 Abrams, Douglas Carlton LOS DIARY OF DON JUAN: An Account of the True Arts of Passion and the Perilous Adventure of Love
New York/London/Toronto/Sydney: Atria Books, (2007). 1416532501 First edition, first printing. SIGNED by the author. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"The famously insatiable lover is brought brilliantly to life in this lively, suspenseful debut novel. The story unspools with the invigorating trajectory of a thriller and the emotional draw of historical romance."--PW. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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1236 Abruquah, J.W. THE CATECHIST
London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, (1965). B0007J0LDU First edition, first printing. Mild offsetting to endsheets, ownership name and date to front endsheet, else fine, in bright, orange-red cloth with gilt spine titling; in an age-toned, and lightly edgeworn, near fine illustrated dust jacket. 
Abruquah broke into the literary market of 1960s Ghana with this autobiographical first novel, an account of the narrow religious environment into which he was born. (Douglas Killam and Ruth Rowe). With an introduction by Elspeth Huxley. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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1237 Abse, Dannie SOME CORNER OF AN ENGLISH FIELD
N.Y.: Criterion Books, (1956) First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in a lightly rubbed dust jacket with a few very short edge-tears. 
Welsh poet, playwright and novelist. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1238 Abse, Dannie FUNLAND AND OTHER POEMS
New York: Oxford University Press, 1973. First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Mild staining to a few pages, else a bright, near fine copy in burgundy cloth with gilt lettering to the spine; in a pictorial dust jacket with age-toning and light fading to the pink spine, as expected. 
This collection of verse by the Welsh physician/poet includes some of his most memorable short poems and is an irreverent and surrealist picture of modern substitutes for faith. "Imaginative, haunting...."--New York Times Book Review. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1239 Abse, Dannie SELECTED POEMS
New York: Oxford University Press, 1970. 0195190165 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Neat ownership signature to the top of the front endpaper, else very nearly fine in orange cloth with spine titles gilt; in a near fine, mildly age-toned dust jacket. 
This collection of poems by Dr. Abse won the Arts Council of Wales Literature Award. Dated in the month and year of publication and SIGNED by the author. 
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1240 Abshire, Richard TURNAROUND JACK
New York: William Morrow, (1990). First edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
A Jack Kyle mystery. 
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1241 Abshire, Richard DALLAS DECEPTION
New York: William Morrow, (1992). First edition. Hardcover. Lightly bumped lower corner tips, else a near fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
A Jack Kyle mystery. 
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1242 Abshire, Richard K. & Clair, William R. GANTS
Los Angeles, SOS Publications, (1985). First edition. Hardcover. Pinhead hole to front cover at joint, covers mildly rubbed, else a near fine copy in gilt-stamped paper-over-boards; ribbon marker. Issued without dust jacket. 
Innovative format for this ghost story/murder mystery's first appearance--"Mini-Bound Edition"--a mass market-sized hardcover. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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1243 Acheson, Dean MORNING AND NOON: A Memoir
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company/The Riverside Press, (1965). 0395073243 Second printing. Hardcover. Fine, in two-tone lime and olive-green cloth with gilt lettering to front and black lettering to spine; in a very good dust jacket, showing some light use and some minor nicking and insect nibbling at the edges. 
Memoir of his youth and early career by the influential attorney, politician and diplomat, who served in many government positions, notably as Secretary of State under Truman. Here inscribed, dated in 1965 and SIGNED by the author. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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1244 Acker, Kathy EMPIRE OF THE SENSELESS
New York: Grove Press, (1988). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"EMPIRE OF THE SENSELESS is Kathy Acker's best novel, written with the sensitivity of Swift's Houyhnhnms; creatures so moral that the rest of the world's denizens become... yahoos in their eyes." -- Alan Moore, CITY LIMITS 
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1245 Acker, Kathy IN MEMORIAM TO IDENTITY
New York: Grove Weidenfeld, (1990). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Three distinct romances grouped into one novel with a structure analogous to that of William Faulkner's WILD PALMS, entitled RIMBAUD, AIRPLANE, CAPITOL and THE WILD PALMS. Impressive collage art on cover. 
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1246 Acker, Kathy PUSSY, KING OF THE PIRATES
New York: Grove Press, (1996). 0802115780 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Loosely related to Robert Louis Stevenson's TREASURE ISLAND, an avant-garde pirate yarn beginning in an Alexandria whorehouse and ending on Pirate Island, where disparate storylines converge. With maps and endpaper illustrations. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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1247 Ackerley, J.R. MY FATHER AND MYSELF
New York: Coward-McCann, Inc., (1969). 0370002954 First U.S. edition: Review copy, with publisher's slip laid in. Second state binding, with Ackerley spelled correctly on spine. Hardcover. Dots of soiling to the page edges, else near fine in gilt-lettered black cloth; in photo-pictorial dust jacket with traces of edgewear and one very short closed edge tear to spine head. A nice copy. 
"In his lifetime, J.R. Ackerley published only three books... minor masterpieces. Now, posthumously comes...a memoir which combines his special qualities...with a skill and poignancy which surpasses the works published in his lifetime."--London Times. 
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1248 Ackerman, Forrest J, editor THE FRANKENSCIENCE MONSTER
New York: Ace Books, (1969). First edition: Paperback Original. Ace 25130. Mass market paperback. Very fine, unread copy in decorated wraps with color cover painting by Verne Tossey depicting Karloff and his most famous creation. Illustrated with photographs; with listings of the horror great's film, TV, radio, and stage credits. 
"Everything you could possibly wish to know about the late, great Boris Karloff," assembled by "Mr. Science Fiction" with his characteristically breezy, pun-filled brio. Tributes by Bradbury, Bloch, Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Lon Chaney, etc. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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1249 Ackerman, Forrest J. THE PIRATE AND OTHER POEMS BY A VALEDICTORIAN
Rochester, MI: The Pretentious Press, 1990. First edition, first printing: a chapbook original: one of 126 copies produced, ''of which 100 copies are freely distributed.'' Fine, in staplebound faux parchment flapfold wraps. Book Five from the Pretentious Press. 
The poems and graduation speech of Forrest J. Ackerman taken from his #101 Blue Book Composition Book and executed between the ages of 10 and 12 (1927-1929). This copy SIGNED by author Forry to the colophon. 
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1250 Ackert, Helen O. A COLLECTOR'S RESOURCE THROUGH POST CARDS OF OUR ANTIQUE DOLLS
Dekalb, Illinois. Ackert Enterprises. (1976). First edition. Signed by the author, her husband, Max, and the book's photographer, their son Robert. Hardcover. A corner crease to front free endpaper, light bumping to the upper corner tips, a one-inch square stain to lower edge of four pages, else very good plus in blue cloth; in a photo-pictorial dust jacket with mild wear to extremities. Quarto. 
Picture and address side of each of the 56 cards reproduced in full-color. Avid doll collectors, the Ackerts opened the Chicago Doll Hospital in 1949. In 1970, they began photographing their favorite dolls, and sent them out as post cards. 
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1251 Ackroyd, Peter THE COLLECTION
London: Chatto & Windus, (2001) 0701173009 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
An anthology of the novelist and biographer's journalism, reviews, lectures, short stories and miscellaneous writings; gathered from The Spectator, 1973-1987; from the Sunday Times and The Times, 1981-2001; and elsewhere. 465 pages, indexed. 
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1252 Ackroyd, Peter THE CLERKENWELL TALES
New York/London/Toronto/Sydney/Auckland: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, (2004). 0385511213 First U.S. edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's slip laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. As-new. 
"Brimming with Ackroyd's imaginative use of scholarship. This is more than a reworking of earlier material, be it Chaucer's or his own. Ackroyd is clearly out to impress, and it's worked."--Daily Telegraph. Set in 1399 London. 
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1253 Ackroyd, Peter CHATTERTON
New York: Grove Press, (1987). 0802100414 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Near fine; in a lightly rubbed illustrated dust jacket with mild fading to the spine. 
English biographer and novelist's story based on the life of the precocious romantic poet who commited suicide at eighteen and became a legend after his death. 
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1254 Ackroyd, Peter THE TRIAL OF ELIZABETH CREE: A Novel of the Limehouse Murders
New York: Doubleday, (1995). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A mystery novel of impeccable historical accuracy set in the autumn of 1880, in which Karl Marx, a music hall star, and a struggling author all set out to get to the bottom of a murder the press attributes to a mythical creature. 
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1255 Ackroyd, Peter MILTON IN AMERICA
New York: Doubleday, (1997). 0385477082 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in illustrated dust jacket decorated with an engraving by William Blake. 
Ackroyd posits a fictional trip to America by the aging, blind poet in this tale from the esteemed British novelist and literary biographer, who, as in this case, often audaciously blends the two genres. By the author of BLAKE, HAWKSMOOR, and CHATTERTON. 
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1256 Ackroyd, Peter MILTON IN AMERICA
New York: Doubleday, (1997). 0385477082 First U.S. edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in pictorial wrappers. 
This highly readable novel poses the question: What if the poet John Milton had come to Puritan America in 1660? 
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1257 Ackroyd, Peter THE LAST TESTAMENT OF OSCAR WILDE
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, (1983). 0241109647 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very minor bruising to upper corner tips, else fine, in white-lettered black cloth shelfback over black boards; in a price-clipped, near fine dust jacket that betrays some mild fading to the spine panel. 
Novel written as if it were Wilde's autobiography and "winner of a Somerset Maugham Award."--Adriana Neagu. "Peter Ackroyd's extraordinary act of ventriloquism"--Lucasta Miller. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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1258 Adam of Bremen HISTORY OF THE ARCHBISHOPS OF HAMBURG-BREMEN
New York: Columbia University Press, 1959. 0231125747 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Corner tips lightly bumped, near fine in rose linen with gilt titles and rules to the spine; in a near fine, price-clipped dust jacket with age-toning to the spine. Octavo. 253 pages; selected bibliography; and index. 
Translated with introduction and notes by Francis J. Tschan. This complete four-book annotated history vividly reflects the firsthand accounts Adam received from travelers, traders, and missionaries on the peripheries of medieval Europe. Primary source. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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1259 Adams, Alice THE FALL OF DAISY DUKE
London: Constable, (1967). First U.K.edition. Hardcover. Very good in edge worn dust jacket with several edge tears. 
First English edition of the author's first book. Retitled from the American: CARELESS LOVE. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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1260 Adams, Alice FAMILIES AND SURVIVORS
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1974. 039449167X First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Light foxing at the lower page edges, small faint circular shadow of a removed price-sticker to front endpaper, else near fine; in a price-clipped and age-toned dust jacket with a fold crease to the rear panel. 
FAMILIES AND SURVIVORS, the late author's second novel, established her as a front-rank writer. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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1261 Adams, Alice TO SEE YOU AGAIN
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1982. 0394523350 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A collection of short stories written with beautiful economy, establishing Adams' place besides such past masters of the form as Flannery O'Conner and Katherine Mansfield. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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1262 Adams, Alice CAROLINE'S DAUGHTERS
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1991. First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A novel set in late-1980s San Francisco, following the developing relationships between an impeccable New England mother and her five daughters. Handsomely bound. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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1263 Adams, Andy THE LOG OF A COWBOY: A Narrative of the Old Trail Days
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, (1931). The Riverside Library reprint. Hardcover. Fine, fresh copy in pale blue cloth with bright gilt spine titles, rules, and decoration; in a lightly shelfworn pen-and-ink illustrated dust jacket with some tanning to the spine, nicks and short closed edge tears. 8vo. 387 pages. A handsome edition. 
A record of the daily experiences of a party of typical Texas cowboys, accurately related. "THE LOG OF THE COWBOY is the finest piece of literature that the cattle-country has produced"--Douglas Branch, THE COWBOY AND HIS INTERPRETERS. Adams, HERD 8. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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1264 Adams, Ansel with Alinder, Mary Street ANSEL ADAMS: An Autobiography
New York: New York Graphic Society, (1985). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a faint band of yellowing across the top of the front panel. 
Quarto. Illustrated with photographs in text and photograhic plates; printed on coated paper. 400 pages including an index. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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1265 Adams, Douglas LIFE, THE UNIVERSE AND EVERYTHING
New York: Harmony Books, (1982). 0517548747 Book club edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket painting by Peter Cross. 
The third book in the acclaimed Hitchhiker's series features the space and time traveler, Arthur Dent, who is trying to prevent the end of the universe. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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1266 Adams, Douglas SO LONG, AND THANKS FOR ALL THE FISH
New York: Harmony Books, (1985). 0517554399 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Miniscule bumping to shelf edges, fine in a fine dust jacket that shows a hint of age-toning. 
Part four of the hilarious Hitchhikers Trilogy series, this novel finds Arthur Dent and his pals returning to earth after eight years of roaming the galaxy. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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1267 Adams, Douglas SO LONG, AND THANKS FOR ALL THE FISH
New York: Harmony Books, (1985). 0517554399 Book club edition. Hardcover. Fine in a very nearly fine dust jacket. 
The fourth book in THE HITCHHIKER'S TRILOGY. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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1268 Adams, Douglas MOSTLY HARMLESS
New York: Harmony Books, (1992). 0517577402 Book club edition: issued by the Science Fiction Book Club. Jacket code 05547. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket that shows a hint of edgewear. 
Part five in the hilarious and witty Hitchhikers Trilogy, this novel finds Arthur Dent on more adventures while trying to save the world. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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1269 Adams, Douglas MOSTLY HARMLESS
New York: Harmony Books, (1992). 0517577402 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Part five in the hilarious and witty Hitchhikers Trilogy, this novel finds Arthur Dent on more adventures while trying to save the world. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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1270 Adams, Douglas THE LONG DARK TEA-TIME OF THE SOUL
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1988). 0671625837 First U.S. edition, first printing: Review copy, with the publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Wilson McLean. 
The sequel to DIRK GENTLY'S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY by the author of THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY. Dirk Gently meets an attractive woman and goes up against the Norse Gods in this hilarious and bizarre tale. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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1271 Adams, Douglas THE MORE THAN COMPLETE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE
New York: Bonanza Books, (1989). 0517693119 Omnibus edition. Hardcover. Pages age-toned, minor shelfwear, else near fine; in a very good plus, illustrated dust jacket with wear, nicks, and tears to the edges. 
Comprises THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY; THE RESTAURANT AT THE END OF THE UNIVERSE; LIFE, THE UNIVERSE, AND EVERYTHING; SO LONG, AND THANKS FOR ALL THE FISH; and "Young Zaphod Plays it Safe." 
Price: 10.00 USD
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1272 Adams, Douglas THE ULTIMATE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE
New York/Avenel, New Jersey: Wings Books, (1996). 0517149257 Second printing of this omnibus edition. Hardcover. Text tanned, else fine, in sky-blue boards with gilt spine titling; in a near fine, illustrated dust jacket with minor edge wear. 
Five complete novels: THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY; THE RESTAURANT AT THE END OF THE UNIVERSE; LIFE, THE UNIVERSE AND EVERYTHING; SO LONG, AND THANKS FOR ALL THE FISH; MOSTLY HARMLESS; plus "Young Zaphod Plays It Safe." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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1273 Adams, Douglas THE LONG DARK TEA-TIME OF THE SOUL
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1988). 0671625837 Book club edition. Hardcover. Fine; in a fine illustrated dust jacket. Jacket painting of a celestial tea service by Wilson McLean. 
The sequel to DIRK GENTLY'S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY. Dirk embarks on another hilariously surreal adventure that only Adams could create. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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1274 Adams, Douglas THE ULTIMATE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE
New York/Avenel, New Jersey: Wings Books, (1996). 0517149257 Reprint of this six story omnibus edition. Hardcover. Text tanned, as usual, else fine, in sky-blue boards with gilt spine titling; in a fine, if lightly rubbed dust jacket. 
Five complete novels: THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY; THE RESTAURANT AT THE END OF THE UNIVERSE; LIFE, THE UNIVERSE AND EVERYTHING; SO LONG, AND THANKS FOR ALL THE FISH; MOSTLY HARMLESS; plus "Young Zaphod Plays It Safe." 
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1275 Adams, Douglas THE LONG DARK TEA-TIME OF THE SOUL
London: Heinemann, (1988). 0434009210 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Toning to pages, else fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket. Wraparound jacket illustration by Chris Moore. 
The sequel to DIRK GENTLY'S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY by the author of THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY. Dirk Gently meets an attractive woman and goes up against the Norse Gods in this hilarious and bizarre tale. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1276 Adams, Edie and Windeler, Robert SING A PRETTY SONG: The "Offbeat" Life of Edie Adams including the Ernie Kovacs Years
New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., (1990). 0688073417 First edition. Hardcover. Very mild identations to the front cover, else near fine in orange cloth over apricot boards with gilt titles to the spine; in a near fine dust jacket with minor wear and nicks to the upper spine edge. 366 pages; 42 photographs; and index. 
Half-title page warmly inscribed and SIGNED by the Tony-Award-winning Broadway and movie musical star. The stunning beauty and charismatic performer was an early television pioneer in collaboration with her husband, the wild and wonderful Ernie Kovacs. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1277 Adams, Harold THE NAKED LIAR
New York: The Mysterious Press, (1985). 0892961260 First edition, first printing: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Tanning to the spine, light soiling to the covers else a near fine copy in light blue wraps. 
The first Carl Wilcox novel to appear in hardcover. "Harold Adams not only makes South Dakota in the thirties perfectly real, he makes me want to go live there. His Carl Wilcox is wonderful company."--Lawrence Block. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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1278 Adams, Harold THE FOURTH WIDOW
New York: The Mysterious Press, (1986). 0892962313 First edition. Hardcover. Lower page and fore-edges display significant staining, else a near fine copy; in an illustrated dust jacket. Colorful jacket art by John Jinks. 
"Carl Wilcox is an American original... (Adams) is a purely wonderful writer and he gets better with every book."--Lawrence Block. 
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1279 Adams, Harold THE DITCHED BLONDE
New York: Walker and Company, (1995). 0802732631 First edition, first printing: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine, in printed wraps. 
A Carl Wilcox Mystery. "As close as crime fiction comes to a Steinbeck novel."--The Detroit News. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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1280 Adams, Ian S, PORTRAIT OF A SPY: RCMP Intelligence-The Inside Story
(Canada): Gage Publishing, (1977). First edition. Hardcover. Light shelfwear to the spine and edges, slight warping of the front cover, else a very good copy in a very good, price-clipped dust jacket with a short tear at the spine and shelfwear. 

Price: 25.00 USD
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1281 Adams, Ramon F. THE OLD-TIME COWHAND
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1961. First edition. Hardcover. Clean very good plus copy in silk boards, in dust jacket with small piece missing from spine and somewhat faded at spine, some tears and creases to rear panel. 
Octavo. "This is the cowboy of fact, not fiction." 354 pages, text illustrations throughout by Nick Eggenhoger. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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1282 Adams, Ramon F. WESTERN WORDS: A Dictionary of the American West
Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, (1968). First edition thus: Revised and Enlarged. Hardcover. Fine in rough-woven light blue cloth with black and gilt stamped titles to spine; in illustrated dust jacket that shows a hint of age-toning. 
Classic lexicon of Western slang and idiom, greatly expanded in scope to include not only the cowman's language, but also that of the sheepman, rodeo performer, trapper, buffalo hunter, gambler, et. al. Peerless in authority, and compulsively readable. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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1283 Adams, Ramon F. THE COWMAN SAYS IT SALTY
Tucson, Arizona: University of Arizona Press, (1971). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a lightly worn pictorial dust jacket. Illustrations by Vic Donohue. 
Lively, anecdotal study of cowboy slang by the noted (and then octagenarian) Western bibliographer and linguistic scholar. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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1284 Adams, Richard SHARDIK
New York: Simon & Schuster, (1974). 0671220152 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Black remainder line to the lower page edges, else fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Fantasy novel centered upon the long-awaited reincarnation of the gigantic bear Shardik and the momentous chain of events that his presence creates for the Otelgan people. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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1285 Adams, Richard NATURE THROUGH THE SEASONS
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1975). 0671221078 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in olive cloth with gilt lettering to the spine; in a fine, illustrated dust jacket, that betrays a whisper of age-toning. Tall octavo. Illustrated by David A. Goddard. Science texts by Max Hooper. 
Unusual and informative guide to nature through the seasons provides a unique and invaluable description of the animals, birds, trees and flowers that any amateur naturalist is likely to encounter. From the author of WATERSHIP DOWN. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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1286 Adams, Richard THE GIRL IN A SWING
(London): Allen Lane, (1980). 0713913452 First edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Very good, with mild soiling to covers and page edges, owner's penned note to cover; in blue printed wraps. 
Proofs for the true first edition, which was suppressed and recalled because of a threatened lawsuit. The character name "Kathe Guetner" here was changed to "Karin Foster" for the corrected reissue. Filmed in 1988 with Meg Tilly. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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1287 Adams, Richard THE LEGEND OF TE TUNA
London: Sidgwick & Jackson, (1986). 0283993936 First trade edition, first printing. Originally published in a limited edition by Sylvester & Orphanos in 1982. Hardcover. Fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket. Jacket, internal color, and black-and-white illustrations by Ul de Rico. 
"Three tremendous figures from the legendary world of the ancient Polynesian gods and heroes: Hina, Maui and Te Tuna, the terrible giant eel of the ocean depths, the most feared creature in the world, are the characters in this unusual poem."--F.F. 
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1288 Adams, Samuel Hopkins GRANDFATHER STORIES
N.Y.: Random House, (1955). Book club edition. Hardcover. Minor damp staining to lower page edges and to lower edges of dust jacket else very good in dust jacket with one short tear. 

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1289 Adamson, Isaac KINKI LULLABY
(New York, N.Y.): Dark Alley/An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, (2004). 0060516240 First edition, first printing: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in color illustrated wraps. 
The fourth installment in the playfully irreverent thriller series featuring journalist and reluctant sleuth Billy Chaka is hailed as "an exuberant mix of urban noir and anime-style action, salted with cheeky humor."--Publishers Weekly. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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1290 Adcock, Thomas DROWN ALL THE DOGS: A Neil Hockaday Mystery
New York: Pocket Books, (1994). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 

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1291 Adcock, Thomas DEVIL'S HEAVEN: A Neil Hockaday Mystery
New York: Pocket Books, (1995). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
SIGNED by the author on the title page. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1292 Adcock, Thomas DEVIL'S HEAVEN: A Neil Hockaday Mystery
New York: Pocket Books, (1995). 0671897780 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
A mystery featuring Neil Hockaday from the author of DROWN ALL THE DOGS. "Smart textured, immensely readable...In Adcock's good hands Neil Hockaday is marvelously drawn." --Washington Post Book World. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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1293 Adcock, Thomas Larry PRECINCT 19
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1984 0385184530 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Adcock, then a Manhattan police reporter, tagged along with the 179 cops of New York City's 19th Precinct for a year to portray a vivid and accurate behind-the-scenes view of a high-pressure police station. First book by the Edgar Award-winning author. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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1294 Ade, George FATHER AND THE BOYS: A Comedy-Drama
New York: Samuel French Publisher, (1924). First edition: French's Standard Library; in stapled wraps. This 1923 revised version is the play's first published appearance; $.75 cover price. Discreet owner label to inside cover (which has faintly offset to the title-page), bookstore label to front cover, else nearly fine, with the printed covers showing some inevitable edgewear and nicking, as the covers are trimmed longer than the textblock. 
First produced on Broadway in 1908, the popular Ade comedy's 1915 film adaptation (shot by Edward Ullmann) marked the feature film debut of Lon Chaney as "Tuck" Bartholomew, "Apostle of Manly Sport." Remade in 1931 as a vehicle for Will Rogers. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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1295 Ade, George THE COUNTY CHAIRMAN: A Comedy Drama
New York: Samuel French Publisher, (1924). First edition: French's Standard Library; in stapled wraps. This 1923 revised version is the play's first published appearance; $.75 cover price. Previous owner's discreet name label to inside cover (which has faintly offset to the title-page), else a near fine copy with the printed covers showing some inevitable edgewear and nicking, as the covers are trimmed longer than the textblock. 
The Aesop of Indiana (FABLES IN SLANG) was also a hugely successful Broadway playwright, and THE COUNTY CHAIRMAN ran 222 performances in its initial run in 1903-04. Filmed in 1935 with Will Rogers, Louise Dresser, Mickey Rooney, Stepin Fetchit. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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1296 Adelman, Irma THEORIES OF ECONOMIC GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1961. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in dust jacket. 
164 pages; notes and index. Figures. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1297 Adelman, Jonathan R. THE REVOLUTIONARY ARMIES: The Historical Development of the Soviet and the Chinese People's Liberation Armies
Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, (1980). First edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in a sturdy binding without dust jacket, as issued. 
Number 38 in the Contributions in Political Science series. This work examines the differences between the Soviet/Chinese armies and their roles in party and societal affairs for the two decades after the civil wars. 230 pages including a bibliography. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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1298 Ader, Paul THE BIG WIN
Edinburgh: The Pentland Press, (1984). 094627004X First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in bright green boards with gilt spine-titling; in a faintly age-toned, lightly rubbed and soiled pictorial dust jacket with minor edgewear. Small octavo. 
Novel of thoroughbred horse-racing focuses on a student of horse-racing who dreams of devising a system to make it rich at the track. By the author of HOW TO MAKE A MILLION AT THE TRACK. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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1299 Adey, Robert LOCKED ROOM MURDERS
(London): Ferret, (1979). First edition, first printing. Inscribed and SIGNED by the author! Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
The classic bibliography of "impossible crimes." 
Price: 100.00 USD
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1300 Adhya, Sankar, editor RNA POLYMERASE AND ASSOCIATED FACTORS: Part A
San Diego: Academic Press, (1996). 0121821749 First edition. Methods in Enzymology Volume 273. Publisher's complimentary copy inscribed on a card to one of the series editors. Hardcover. Mildly bumped upper corner tips, else near fine in green cloth with gilt lettering to the front cover and spine; no dust jacket. 377 pages; list of contributors, previous volumes in the series, author index, and a subject index. 
A collection of papers on the study of enzymes; topics include promoter elements and RNA polymerase components, biochemical assays of transcription initiation, RNA polymerase and its subunits in prokaryotes, and associated factors from eukaryotes. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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