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13301 Sturgeon, Theodore CASE AND THE DREAMER
Garden City, New York: Nelson Doubleday, Inc., (1974). B0006CGA56 First edition: issued by the Science Fiction Book Club, with code E10 on page 151. Jacket code 6116. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a very good plus illustrated dust jacket that shows some age-toning, some very mild edgewear, and some minor scratching to the spine panel. Jacket painting by Larry Kresek. 
Book club original that collects three novellas by the eloquent and provocative Mr. Sturgeon: "Case and the Dreamer," If All Men Were Brothers, Would You Let One Marry Your Sister?" and "When You Care, When You Love." 
Price: 12.50 USD
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13302 Sturgeon, Theodore; Edited by Scott Imes and Stuart W. Wells, III MATURITY: Three Stories
[Minnesota]: Minnesota Science Fiction Society, Inc./Rune Press, 1979. 0960265600 First edition, first printing. One of 700 numbered copies, SIGNED by the author. Hardcover. Fine in green cloth, spine titles stamped in gold; in a near fine, illustrated dust jacket that is age-toned and mildly shelfworn. Jack art by Rick Sternbach. Thin octavo. 144 pages; internal illustrations by James R. Odbert. 
Limited edition of three stories: "Maturity," "Bulkhead," and "The Graveyard Reader", published in commemoration of Theodore Sturgeon's appearance as Guest of Honor at Minicon 15. Includes a complete bibliography of Sturgeon's work. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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13303 Sturges, Preston FIVE SCREENPLAYS
Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press, (1985). 0520054423 First edition, first printing. Edited with an Introduction by Brian Henderson. Illustrated with stills. Hardcover. Very small, very faint patch of stain to upper page edges and to fore-edge, else fine in black cloth lettered in silver to the spine; in a price-clipped illustrated dust jacket featuring caricature of the filmmaker by David Levine. 
Not only five of Sturges's best, but five of the best comic screenplays ever written by anybody: THE GREAT MCGINTY; CHRISTMAS IN JULY; THE LADY EVE; SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS; HAIL THE CONQUERING HERO. One of the Hollywood 100. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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13304 Sturman, Jennifer THE PACT
(Ontario, Canada): Red Dress Ink, (2004). 0373250797 First edition: a trade paperback original. Trade Paperback. Fine, in illustrated wraps. 
"SEX AND THE CITY meets Agatha Christie! Jennifer Sturman's an exciting new voice in mystery fiction."--Meg Cabot. SIGNED by the author at an event in our shop. 
Price: 12.95 USD
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13305 Sturz, James SASSO
New York: Walker & Company, (2002). 0802733727 First U.S. editon: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in glossy, color illustrated wraps. 
A debut novel of suspense beginning with two mysterious murders that cause outside investigators to come in and to unravel fatal secrets in a comically depicted rural Italian village. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13306 Styles, Showell THE SEA OFFICER
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1962. First U.S. edition. Hardcover. A fresh, very nearly fine copy in bright leaf-green cloth lettered in black and yellow; in a lightly age-toned, mildly edgeworn photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
"A novel of high courage, adventure, and war at sea, based on the true story of Pellew of the INDEFATIGABLE, 'the finest sea officer "' of the 18th century. The fictional Horatio Hornblower learned his seamanship under Pellew, Vice Admiral of England. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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13307 Styron, William THE CONFESSIONS OF NAT TURNER
New York: Random House, (1967). 0394420993 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. About near fine, in black cloth with gilt lettering and silver and orange rules and devices, red-brown top-edge coloring; in a near fine, illustrated dust jacket. Paul Bacon jacket design. 
Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the 1831 slave uprising told entirely from Nat's point of view stirred up tremendous racial controversy upon its initial release, and is still the subject of critical contention. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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13308 Styron, William SET THIS HOUSE ON FIRE
New York: Random House, (1960). 0394444825 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine, in full black cloth with gilt, gray and red stamping, orange-red upper page-edge tint; in a price-clipped, very good dust jacket, showing some age-toning, edgewear, minor creasing to spine panel, damp stains to spine panel. 
"Like most of Styron's works, SET THIS HOUSE ON FIRE is concerned with sex and death, as well as with aspects of Styron's personal life -- in this case, the experience of growing up in Newport News, Virginia."--wikipedia. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13309 Sublett, Jesse NEVER THE SAME AGAIN: A Rock'n'Roll Gothic
Berkeley, California: Boaz Publishing Company, (2004). 1580085989 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, a new book in photo-pictorial dust jacket. SIGNED by the author at an event in shop. 
Memoir by the musician/mystery author and onetime murder suspect is "a harrowing, wrenching, spell-binding work of great candor and soul. Read it, think with it, dig it."--James Ellroy. "Crazy, funny, and sometimes deeply tragic."--Michael Connelly. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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13310 Sublett, Jesse TOUGH BABY
(New York): Viking, (1990). 0670833258 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
"A harrowing novel of the jive, decadent world of rock'n'roll. Murder, twisted sex, payola--a real degenerate milieu fully realized. Martin Fender is a great, unique, hard-boiled hero."--James Ellroy. SIGNED by the musician/author on the title-page. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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13311 Suckow, Ruth CHILDREN AND OTHER PEOPLE
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1931. First edition. Hardcover. Bookseller's tiny label abrasion to rear pastedown, else fine in fuchsia cloth with lettering blocked in blue to front cover and spine, top edge colored blue; in decorated dust jacket with just a hint of age-toning to the top edge. A nice copy. 
Collection of short stories by the Iowan author of THE BONNEY FAMILY and THE KRAMER GIRLS. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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13312 Suckow, Ruth CHILDREN AND OLDER PEOPLE
New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1931. B000G1BTLM First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in bright pink cloth with blue stamping and blue upper-page-edge tint; in a fine dust jacket. Virtually as new! 
Collection of short stories by the Iowa-born Quaker, whose books include COUNTRY PEOPLE (1924), IOWA INTERIORS (1926), THE KRAMER GIRLS (1930), and THE FOLKS (1934), and who numbered among her admirers Sigrid Unset and Robert Frost. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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13313 Sullivan, Eleanor & Chris Dorbandt, editors TALES OF ESPIONAGE
(Seacaucus, N.J.): Castle, (1989). 1555215270 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Stories of international intrigue, murder and mayhem from the masters of suspense. This volume presents a quartet of spies: Robert Edward Eckels (Anonymous Men of the CIA), Brian Garfield (Charlie Dark), and Edward Hoch (Jeffrey Rand and Sebastian Blue). 
Price: 20.00 USD
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13314 Sullivan, Eleanor, editor MURDER ON CUE: Stage, Screen And Radio Favorites, Volume 1
New York: Walker & Company, (1988). 0802757316 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A collection of outstanding stories from the pages of Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, featuring such authors as Ruth Rendell, Patricia Highsmith, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, to name a few, by one of the most respected editors of mystery and suspense. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13315 Sullivan, John J. OVERLORD'S EAGLES: Operations of the United States Army Air Forces in the Invasion of Normandy in World War II
Jefferson, North Carolina, and London: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, (1997) 0786402121 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very mild scratches to rear cover, upper corner tips lightly bumped, near fine in photo-pictorial, glossy boards; no dust jacket, as issued. 
A detailed study of the the invasion and its overlord's decisions and results beginning with General Eisenhower's command. 210 pages; 4 diagrams, 4 maps, 33 photographs, 9 tables; glossary; bibliography; notes; and index. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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13316 Sullivan, Larry E., editor BANDITS AND BIBLES: Convict Literature in Nineteenth-Century America
New York: Akashic Books, (2003). 1888451378 First edition: Trade Paperback Original. Trade Paperback. Fine in illustrated wraps. 
"Sullivan's years of research and judicious selection have created an extraordinary peek into the dark, hidden world of nineteenth-century American prison life."--James McGrath Morris. A collection of prisoners' memoirs and writings. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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13317 Sullivan, Tim GLITTER STREET
New York: Rawson, Wade Publishers, (1979). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
A novel about the Great Diamond Heist. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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13318 Sullivan, Tim V: The Florida Project
New York: Pinnacle Books, (1985). First edition: Paperback Original. Mass market paperback. A fine copy in wraps. 

Price: 10.00 USD
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13319 Sundaresan, Indu THE TWENTIETH WIFE
New York: Pocket Books, (2002). 0743427149 First edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Drawing on historical records, the Indian-born author debuts with this novel of seventeenth century India featuring the fabled woman who ruled the Mughal Empire after the death of her husband, Emperor Jahangir. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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13320 Sung, Kim Il ON SOCIALIST PEDAGOGY
Pyongyang, Korea: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1979. B0007APSVY First edition in English. Hardcover. Corner tips and crown of the spine slightly crimped, else near fine in green pebbled cloth with gilt-embossed spine and cover titles, red ribbon marker; no dust jacket. 411 pages; photographic frontispiece. 
This book contains speeches and writings of the late North Korean leader, Kim Il Sung, on the subject of raising and teaching children--offering insights into the communist philosophy of education, at least as practiced in North Korea. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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13321 Suri, Manil THE DEATH OF VISHNU
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, (2001). 0393050424 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in mustard boards with silver spine titles, rules, and decoration, with striking decorative endpapers; in a fine dust jacket. 
This debut novel by the mathematics professor from the University of Maryland inspired heated bidding from publishers; a visionary story set in the author's birthplace, Bombay, this book is the first of a trilogy. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13322 Sussman, Ellen ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS
(New York, N.Y.): Warner Books/An AOL Time Warner Company, (2004). 0446531413 First edition: Advance Reading Copy. Proof. Fine in color illustrated wraps. 
The short story award-winner's debut novel features a single mother with cancer who finally finds the love of her life--and doesn't know what to do about it. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13323 Sutcliff, Rosemary LADY IN WAITING
New York: Coward-McCann, Inc., (1957). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Mild spine roll, wear and abrasion to shelf edges, a very good plus copy; in an edge-worn, nicked, rubbed, age-toned pictorial dust jacket with an l-shaped closed edge tear to rear panel. 
"I think it is a most attractive book, sensitively and delicately written. The story of Walter Raleigh and his wife Bess is very moving, for the author has so identified herself with her characters...that they become very real to us."--Elizabeth Goudge. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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13324 Sutherland, Grant DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY
New York: Bantam Books, (2001). 0553801864 First edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. A near fine copy in slick, illustrated wraps. 
A thriller about the United Nations. A special envoy has been murdered in the U.N. and it is up to Sam Windrush, Deputy of Legal Affairs and friend to the victim, to find the killer--except every suspect he considers is protected by diplomatic immunity. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13325 Sutton, Caroline HOW DO THEY DO THAT?: Wonders Of The Modern World Explained
New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1981. First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket with a slight wrinkle at the upper shelf edge. 
A cornucopia of knowledge. Illustrated by Lilly Langotsky. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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13326 Sutton, Caroline and Markey, Kevin MORE HOW DO THEY DO THAT?: Wonders Of The Modern World Explained
New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., (1993). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
A feast for both the mildly curious and the grand inquisitor, a treasure trove of solutions including exactly how do they get the caffeine out of coffee? Illustrated by Tom Vincent. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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13327 Sutton, Irma L. REQUIEM FOR A FINE LADY
New York, N. Y.: Carlton Press, Inc., (1978). 0806209410 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in sand-colored cloth with black spine titles; in a lightly rubbed and shelfworn pictorial dust jacket. A very scarce book from this subsidy publisher, whose publications are traditionally issued in very tiny quantities. 
A slender volume of 40 pages of poetry by the black Georgia-born poet, teacher, counselor, mother, and grandmother. These poems are a celebration of womanhood, life, and love reflecting the pride and oppression of the African heritage experience. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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13328 Suyin, Han LHASA, THE OPEN CITY: A Journey to Tibet
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1977). 0399120351 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in white cloth, gilt spine titles; in a fine wraparound color photo-illustrated dust jacket. Octavo. 180 pages; notes, bibliography, and an index. Photographs and a map. 
Han Suyin is the Chinese-born author of several books on modern China, novels set in East Asia, and autobiographical works, as well as a physician. She is best known as the author of A MANY-SPENDORED THING and visited Tibet in October and November 1975. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13329 Suyin, Han BIRDLESS SUMMER: China Autobiography History
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1968). 0399100881 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. A fresh, sharp, fine copy in black cloth with blind-stamped bird device to front cover, gilt lettering to spine, illustrated endsheets; in a fine illustrated dust jacket. Illustrated with photographs reproduced on coated stock inserts. 
Third volume of autobiography--set against a vivid background of modern Chinese history--spanning the years 1938-1948, from the author of A MANY-SPLENDORED THING. The first two volumes are THE CRIPPLED TREE and A MORTAL FLOWER. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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13330 Suyin, Han MY HOUSE HAS TWO DOORS: China; Autobiography; History
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1980). 0399123237 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in a fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
Autobiography chronicling the years 1949 to publication date, by the author of A MANY-SPLENDORED THING. 655 pages. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13331 Suzuki, Seiko June & Pulliam, Marjorie; edited by Robert Greenwood CALIFORNIA IMPRINTS, 1833-1862: A Bibliography
Los Gatos, California: The Talisman Press, 1961. First edition. One of 750 copies printed. Hardcover. Fine in red buckram, with bright yellow printed spine label; in a mildly worn and soiled illustrated dust jacket with some mild fading to the spine. Royal octavo. 524 pages; appendices and an index. 
A comprehensive and descriptive bibliography of early California imprints through the year 1862, listing over 2,000 imprints. Includes forty facsimile title-pages and a list of printers and publishers in California, 1833-1862. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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13332 Svevo, Italo CONFESSIONS OF ZENO
London & New York: Putnam, (1930). First U.K. edition, first printing. Translation from the Italian by Beryl de Zoete from LA CONSCIENZA DI ZENO (1923). Very good: spine slightly slanted, foxing to page edges and scattered within, darkening to spine and extremities, wear to edges, offsetting to endsheets, tiny bump to upper front edge; lacking endpapers. 
The Italian novelist and playwright's most celebrated work, "dealing with the self-revelations of a nicotine addict, is considered one of the greatest examples of European experimental modernist writing."--kirjasto. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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13333 Svobida, Lawrence AN EMPIRE OF DUST
Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, Ltd., 1940. First edition, first printing. This copy a volume from Cecil B. De Mille's library, with his striking bookplate to pastedown. Hardcover. Mild crimp to spine crown, else nearly fine, in pictorial cloth; no dust jacket. 203 pages. 
Historical-sociological account of the Dust Bowl era by the former wheat farmer. Like Steinbeck and Woody Guthrie, Svobida "blamed more than a natural drought for the catastrophe of the Dust Bowl. He indicted industrial farming."--ohiou. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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13334 Swain, Don THE H.L. MENCKEN MURDER CASE
New York: St. Martin's, (1988). 0312022174 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
"A literate mystery novel, which is a pleasure to read. Swain's command of the American vernacular does Mencken proud...brings his characters, including Mencken, to life and brilliantly re-creates New York in 1948."--Hugh Nissenson. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13335 Swain, James SUCKER BET
New York: Ballantine Books, (2003). 0345461754 First edition, first printing. SIGNED by the author. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"SUCKER BET is sheer magic. Fast and full of surprises, and rich with fascinating insider knowledge of casinos and gambling and world-class con men and bad guys of every denomination. . . Real emotion, real thrills."--James W. Hall. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13336 Swainston, Steph NO PRESENT LIKE TIME
(New York, N.Y.): Eos/HarperCollins, (2006). 0060753889 First U.S. edition, first printing: Trade Paperback Original: Uncorrected Proof. Trade Paperback. Fine in color illustrated wraps. 
Sequel to the Locus Award-nominee, THE YEAR OF OUR WAR, Swainston's second novel is the keystone of a trilogy. This time Jant Comet, the Emperor's drug-addicted winged messenger is back fighting mankind's war for survival against the insects. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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13337 Swan, Thomas THE DA VINCI DECEPTION
New York: Newmarket Press, (1998). 1557043523 First hardcover edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Jack Oxby of the Art and Antiques Squad must track down the perpetrators of a $100 million dollar hoax involving forged Da Vinci manuscripts (including early sketches of the Mona Lisa!) First issued as a 1990 PBO; from the author of THE CEZANNE CHASE. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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13338 Swan, Thomas THE CEZANNE CHASE
New York: Newmarket Press, (1997). 1557043043 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine, if faintly age-toned, pictorial dust jacket. 
"Swan's hardcover debut features a fiendish plot by clever manipulators of the international art market: someone has begun destroying Cezanne's 26 known self-portraits."--LJ. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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13339 Swanson, Doug HOUSE OF CORRECTIONS
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (2000). First edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in pictorial wraps. 
The fifth installment of the critically acclaimed Jack Flippo novels. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13340 Swanson, Doug J. DREAMBOAT
(New York): Harper CollinsPublishers, (1995). 0060177489 First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine illustrated dust jacket. 
A Jack Flippo mystery by the author of BIG TOWN. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13341 Swanwick, Michael VACUUM FLOWERS
New York: Arbor House, (1987). 087795870X Book club edition. Hardcover. Fine in an age-toned, else fine, illustrated dust jacket with artwork by Rich O'Donnell. 
"A dance of ideas and action at the razor-edge of technology. Vivid and highly entertaining."--Roger Zelazny. "A major blending of high tech, high adventure, and high drama."--Edward Bryant. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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13342 Swanwick, Michael VACUUM FLOWERS
New York: Arbor House, (1987). 087795870x First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in yellow-lettered black shelfback over blue boards; in an age-toned, else fine illustrated dust jacket. Jacket art by Rich O'Donnell. 
"A pyrotechnic and fast-moving tale, jam-packed with inventive detail, that moves at a headlong pace from the swarming space habitats of the asteroid belt to the haunted vistas of Old Earth."--Isaac Asimov's SF Magazine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13343 Swarthout, Glendon THE HOMESMAN
New York: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, (1988). 1555842356 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine, if age-toned, illustrated dust jacket. 
Winner of the Spur Award for the Best Western Novel of the year. By the author of THE SHOOTIST and THEY CAME TO CORDURA. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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13344 Swarthout, Glendon THEY CAME TO CORDURA
New York: Random House, (1958). First edition. Hardcover. A bright, very nearly fine copy in natural cloth lettered in gilt against a brown panel to the spine; in a lightly age-toned pictorial dust jacket with a hint of edgewear and one tiny closed edge tear to upper front panel. A nice copy. 
Swarthout's second book was the first novel ever to be set against the backdrop of the 1916 U.S. Army campaign into Mexico to capture Pancho Villa. Greeted with rave reviews, it was filmed in 1959 by Robert Rossen with Gary Cooper and Rita Hayworth. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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13345 Swarthout, Glendon; illustrated by Richard Cuffari THE MELODEON
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1977. 0385061633 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A youngster relates how his grandparents donated a valuable family heirloom, their melodeon, to the church in an unselfish act of giving one Christmas during the Depression when they had nothing to give each other. Reissued as A CHRISTMAS GIFT. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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13346 Swarthout, Glendon; illustrated by Richard Cuffari THE MELODEON
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1977. 0385061633 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Bookplate to the front pastedown endpaper, mildly age-toned, else near fine; in a near fine, mildly age-toned illustrated dust jacket. 
A youngster relates how his grandparents donated a valuable family heirloom, their melodeon, to the church in an unselfish act of giving one Christmas during the Depression when they had nothing to give each other. Reissued as A CHRISTMAS GIFT. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13347 Swayze, Julie Anne O'REILLY'S RING
Baltimore: PublishAmerica, (2003). 141370994X First edition: Trade Paperback Original. Trade Paperback. Fine, a new book, in illustrated wraps. SIGNED by the author at an event in our shop. 
Tom O'Reilly, part of an elite team of paranormal investigators, unleashes a centuries-old entity while secretly researching a family heirloom. The entity will stop at nothing until every member of the O'Reilly clan is dead! 
Price: 19.95 USD
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13348 Swearer, Harvey S. ZENITH MONOCHROME TV SERVICE MANUAL
Blue Ridge Summit, Pa.: Tab Books, (1970). First edition: Paperbound Original Large format softcover. Very mild reading crease to the spine, else near fine in pebbled grey wraps with titles in white to the front cover and to the spine. Quarto. 159 pages. 
Chock-full of detailed diagrams, figures, and fold-out schematic panels, this manual offers instructions and advice for general and specific chassis relating to adjustments, tuners, IF, video, verital and horizontal, AGC and sync, alignment, remotes, etc. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13349 Swedenberg, H.T., Jr., editor ENGLAND IN THE RESTORATION AND EARLY EIGHTEENTH CENTURY: Essays on Culture and Society
Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1972. 0520019733 First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in dark tan cloth with blue lettering and device to front cover and spine; no dust jacket. 231 pages, eight black-and-white plates, index. 
A collection of essays on the history and literature of the Restoration pediod, including pieces on neoclassical drama, Swift's A TALE OF A TUB, Pope, the English physician, Hogarth, Dryden, and verbal and visual caricature. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13350 Sweet, Albert M. THE PRAGMATICS AND SEMIOTICS OF STANDARD LANGUAGES
University Park and London: The Pennsylvania State University Press, (1988). 0271006307 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in red cloth with silver lettering to the spine; in a dust jacket. 209 pages, notes, references, and an index. 
A study of one of the core problems of philosophy, the relationship between language and the world, is examined utilizing elementary methods of formal logic, the concept of an intended model, and C.S. Pierce's semiotic theory. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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13351 Swett, John HISTORY OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM OF CALIFORNIA
San Francisco: A.L. Bancroft and Company, 1876. First edition, first printing. This copy has the author's printed notice ''Compliments of John Swett'' glued to the front free endpaper. Hardcover. Very good: some separation at rear inner hinge, abrasion at spine ends and corner tips, mild spine slant, corner crease to a few leaves, tiny area of stain to front cover; in brown-black cloth binding, with spine gilt tarnished; no dust jacket. 
"Contains an outline of school legislation, school reports, and education conventions, from 1850 to 1876, and a statement of the leading facts connected with the organization of the school system of California"--preface. 246 pages, plus errata page. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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13352 Swett, John; Allen, Chas. H.; Royce, Josiah BANCROFT'S THIRD READER
San Francisco: A.L. Bancroft and Company, (1881). No edition noted. Hardcover. Very good only: front and rear hinges split and reglued, minor spine slant, bump to spine heel, light wear to covers, some staining and x-markings to endsheets, interior sharp and clean! No dust jacket. 
Primer combining stories, quizzes, exercises and elocution drills; illustrated throughout with b&w engravings. California-born Royce was the leading American proponent of absolute idealism whose thought dominated American philosophy until World War I. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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13353 Swift, Jonathan; Williams, Harold, editor JOURNAL TO STELLA
Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1948. First edition thus. Two volumes. From the library of Alfonso A. Ossorio (1916-1990), the Phillipine-American artist, SIGNED in each volume. Hardcover. Foxing to the endsheets and top page edges, minor wear to the shelf edges and spine ends, else a near fine, clean set in blue denim cloth, spine titles, publisher's device, and rules gilt; no dust jackets. Octavo set. 801 pages; appendices, and index. 
A new publication of the JOURNAL TO STELLA, sixty-five letters addressed to Esther Johnson [Stella] and Rebecca Dingley which Swift wrote between September 1710 and June 1713 with annotated commentary by the editor. Illustrated with portraits. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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13354 Swift, Virginia HELLO, STRANGER
(New York, NY): HarperCollinsPublishers, (2006). 0060543337 First edition, first printing: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in color illustrated wraps. 
The fourth Mustang Sally mystery set in Wyoming and featuring College professor, Sally Alder. In this installment Alder suspects a battered student and her father of murder. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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13355 Swigart, William R. BIOGRAPHY OF SPRING STREET IN LOS ANGELES
(Los Angeles): (William Russell Swigart), (1945). First edition. Hardcover. Very good (lacking the dust jacket). 
Inscribed and SIGNED by the author/publisher. With epilogue by Harry W. Watson. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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13356 Swindle, Howard DOIN' DIRTY
New York: St. Martin's Minotaur, (2000). 0312203896 First edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
The second thriller featuring the alcoholic homicide detective Jeb Quinlin by the Pulitzer Prize-winning editor for the Dallas Morning-News, is set in the big-money ranches of Texas. Sylvester Stallone will play Jeb in the first film installment. 
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13357 Swinton, W.E. DINOSAURS
London: The Trustees of the British Museum, 1962. First edition: Trade Paperback Original. Trade Paperback. Bump to lower corner tip, pages uniformly age-toned, else a near fine copy in red, illustrated wraps, text, black-and-white illustrations and diagrams printed on coated stock. [44] pages, including index. 
Swinton was the British Museum of Natural History's chief dinosaur man, and a long-accepted authority on the subject. Features vivid monochrome dinosaur restorations painted by Neave Parker, which appear here in book form for the first time. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13358 Swortzell, Lowell, edited, with introductions, by THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES: Around the World in 21 plays
New York/London: Applause, (1997). 1557832633 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's slip laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Superb anthology doesn't talk down to its young audiences, with offerings by Moliere, Gozzi, Strindberg, Witkiewicz, Langston Hughes, Wendy Kesselman, Susan Zeder, Ossie Davis, Israel Horovitz, Mark Medoff, Lawrence Yep, more. 
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13359 Sykes, Godfrey A WESTERLY TREND...Being a Veracious Chronicle of More Than Sixty Years of Joyous Wanderings, Mainly in Search of Space and Sunshine
Tucson: Arizona Pioneers Historical Society. 1944. First edition, first printing. In salmon cloth with green devices, green lettering, and reversed lettering against a green spine block; dust jacket. Hardcover. Fine, in a fine, illustrated dust jacket, that may show a hint of fading to the spine panel and that also shows the blue line offset from the old-style jacket protectors. 325 pages, plus colophon page. 
"The greatest autobiography to come out of the Southwest."--F.C. Lockwood. "In simple yet beautiful language, and with a keen sense of humor that sparkles on every page, the author tells the story of the west, based on his own experiences."--G.P. Hammond 
Price: 50.00 USD
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13360 Sylvester, Martin DANGEROUS AGE
London: Michael Joseph, (1986). First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 

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13361 Symonds, John Addington LAST AND FIRST Being Two Essays: The New Spirit and Arthur Hugh Clough
New York: Nicholas L. Brown, (1919). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Attractive vintage bookplate to pastedown, else fine, in olive cloth with printed spine label, satin ribbon marker; in the scarce early jacket, with minor nicking, rubbing, edge tears and a few tiny patches of stain. 
Two essays collected here in the book form for the first time represent the first and last important contributions to literary criticism by Symonds. The Clough piece appeared first in the Fortnightly Review, December 1868, the New Spirit in March, 1893. 
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13362 Symons, Julian BLOODY MURDER: From the Detective Story to the Crime Novel: A History
(New York, New York): Viking, (1985). 0670800961 First U.S. edition, first printing of the revised and updated edition. Review copy with publisher's slip and promotional card. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Octavo. [262] pages, including index. 
"The best history of the detective story and crime novel yet written."--Ross Macdonald. "A sound and scholarly study, written in a lively style, offering more than a few provocative opinions."--Allen J. Hubin. "A rare treat."--Sunday Times. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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13363 Symons, Julian THE KENTISH MANOR MYSTERIES
(New York): Viking, (1988). 067082142X First U.S. edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's slip laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine photo-illustrated dust jacket featuring a still life of desk lamp, revolver and syringe. 
Fictional British TV Sherlock Holmes--actor/amateur sleuth Sheridan Haynes--returns; this time to match wits with notorious American millionaire and Doyle afficionado, Warren Waymark in this follow-up to Symon's ingenious A THREE PIPE PROBLEM. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13364 Symons, Julian THE MAN WHO LOST HIS WIFE
London: The Crime Club, (1970). First edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Title and author handwritten to the spine, and ''Sept.'' written to the front cover, else near fine in red wraps, with title label to the front cover. Rather uncommon early advance state of this crime novel. 
The late Julian Symons is regarded as one of the best of modern British crime novelists, and has won the Edgar, Gold Dagger, Grand Master of the Swedish Academy of Detection, and the Lifetime Achievement from the British Crime Writers. 
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13365 Symons, Julian MORTAL CONSEQUENCES: A History From the Detective Story to the Crime Novel
New York: Harper and Row, (1972). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. A near fine copy in a very good plus price-clipped dust jacket with shelfwear and toning to the panels. 
A literary expedition into the history of the genre by one of its leading modern exponents. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13366 Symons, Julian THE PLOT AGAINST ROGER RIDER
New York: Harper and Row, (1973). 0060141883 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a very mildly age-toned dust jacket. 
"A glittering cast, a labryinthine plot, another fine story from Julian Symons."--Stanley Ellin. 
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13367 Symons, Julian A THREE-PIPE PROBLEM
New York: Harper and Row, (1975). 006014193X First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine copy in a near fine dust jacket that shows some minor wear at the edges. 
"Something special, with an extra filip of an acotr who acts Sherlock Holmes on and off the stage. Julian Symons has not done a better story."--Dorothy B. Hughes. Essential reading for Sherlockians and Symonians. 
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13368 Symons, Julian A THREE-PIPE PROBLEM
New York: Harper and Row, (1975). 006014193X First U.S. edition, first printing. Inscribed and SIGNED by the author. Hardcover. Fine copy in a near fine dust jacket that shows fading to the spine panel, a common flaw in this issue. 
"Lovely. Aside from the splendid puzzle and the life-size view of television behind the screen, there is a bittersweet quality rare in today's fiction."--Dorothy Salisbury Davis. Immensely engaging novel about a TV Sherlock who must solve a real crime. 
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13369 Symons, Julian THE BLACKHEATH POISONINGS
New York: Harper and Row, (1978). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Faint spotting on the rear boards, else near fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A Victorian murder mystery. 
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13370 Symons, Julian SWEET ADELAIDE
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, (1980). 0060110791 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Mild staining to top edge, else near fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket. 
A novel loosely based on the celebrated Adelaide Bartlett murder case. 
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13371 Symons, Julian THE GREAT DETECTIVES: Seven Original Investigations
New York: Harry N. Abrams, (1981). First U.S. edition. SIGNED by Symons on the front free endpaper. Hardcover. Lightly bumped lower corner tips, slightly splayed boards, else a very good plus copy in a fine dust jacket. Large quarto. 
Word portraits of Maigret, Nero Wolfe, Poirot, Miss Marple and others by the mystery author and historian; each profile is accompanied by an original illustration by Tom Adams, justly celebrated for his cover art on Christie and Chandler pb reprints. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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13372 Symons, Julian CRITICAL OBSERVATIONS: Diverse Essays
New Haven, Connecticut: Ticknor and Fields, 1981. 0899190553 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in a dust jacket that betrays a hint of wear to the extremities. 
Collection of essays and reviews drawn mostly from periodical publication by the brilliant modern crime writer who was also an astute critic and social observer. Pieces on Hammett, Chandler, Simenon, and Agatha Christie are featured. 
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13373 Symons, Julian CRITICAL OBSERVATIONS: Diverse Essays
New Haven, Connecticut: Ticknor and Fields, 1981. 0899190553 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in a dust jacket that betrays substantial sun-fading and light edgewear. 
Collection of literary essays by the brilliant English crime writer, critic and historian. Subjects range from Leavis and SCRUTINY to Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, and Agatha Christie. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13374 Symons, Julian CRITICAL OBSERVATIONS: Diverse Essays
New Haven, Connecticut: Ticknor and Fields, 1981. 0899190553 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Near fine (some faint dust-soiling to top edge); in a dust jacket that shows some mild edgewear and a hint of age-toning. 
A variety of literary subjects tackled by the ground-breaking crime novelist and historian of the genre. 
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13375 Symons, Julian THE NAME OF ANNABEL LEE
London: Macmillan, (1983). 0333351711 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket that shows some age-toning. 
Contemporary mystery about an English prof who falls in love with a butterfly of a girl named Annabel Lee, as in Poe's poem; echoes of Poe are everywhere, and, as usual with Symons, macabre touches are mixed with passages of sexual and social comedy. 
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13376 Symons, Julian THE DETLING SECRET
New York: The Viking Press, (1983). First U.S. edition: Uncorrected proof. Proof. Fine in pea-green wraps. 
This is the third of Julian Symon's Victorian crime novels following THE BLACKHEATH POISONINGS and SWEET ADELAIDE; offered here in an early uncommon state. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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13377 Symons, Julian THE NAME OF ANNABEL LEE
New York: Viking, (1983). 0670341266 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. 
Inscribed and SIGNED by the author. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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13378 Symons, Julian THE DETLING SECRET
New York: Viking, (1983). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. 

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13379 Symons, Julian A CRIMINAL COMEDY
(New York): Viking, (1985). First U.S. edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in orange wraps. 
"Julian Symons, twice winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award for best mystery story of the year, is at his best in this intriguing tale of adultery and murder." 
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13380 Symons, Julian A CRIMINAL COMEDY
(New York): Viking, (1986). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
Review copy with materials laid in. 
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13381 Symons, Julian SOMETHING LIKE A LOVE AFFAIR
New York: Mysterious Press, (1993). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with traces of shelfwear at the bottom edges. 
Review copy with materials laid in. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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13382 Symons, Julian PLAYING HAPPY FAMILIES
(New York): Mysterious Press, (1995). 0892965789 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 

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13383 Szelenyi, Ivan PRIVATIZING THE LAND: Rural Economy in Post-Communist Societies
London and New York: Routledge, (1998). 0415182042 First edition, first printing. Routledge Studies of Societies in Transition, #8. Hardcover. Fine, in boards; no dust jacket, as issued. 
An overview of reforms in state socialist agrarian systems during the 1970s and 1980s in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. This experience is contrasted to reforms in China, Vietnam and Cuba. 276 pages, including index. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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13384 Taber, Gladys COUNTRY CHRONICLE
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: J.B. Lippincott Company, (1974). 0397010230 Second printing. Hardcover. Fine in ochre cloth lettered in black to the spine; in a spine-faded and price-clipped illustrated dust jacket with mild shelfwear. Illustrated by Pamela Johnson. 
"The ancient house speaks to us. Footfalls sound on the steep stairs, doors open softly, floorboards creak, echoing lives lived here long, long ago. And I think echoes of the lives of our family will be here too." Back to Stillmeadow. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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13385 Taber, Gladys STILLMEADOW SAMPLER
Philadelphia and New York: J. B. Lippincott Company, (1959). 0397001134 Seventh printing. Hardcover. Previous owner's signature to front free endpaper, else a fine copy in apricot cloth lettered and decorated in red; in a price-clipped, very mildly age-toned dust jacket. 
"This book is really a letter to my friends, especially those I have never seen or met....Every day of living on my forty acres in New England seems to bring forth something I wish to share, so I write it down."--Taber. Illustrated by Edward Shenton. 
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13386 Taber, Gladys STILLMEADOW COOK BOOK
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, (1965). First edition. Hardcover. Staining and spotting to the top pages edges, several spots of stain to the page edges, else a very good copy in a lightly shelfworn pictorial dust jacket that is missing a fingernail-size chip to the upper front panel. 
This cook book contains some 350 recipes, along with Taber's comments on cooking in general and these recipes in particular. Drawings by Ann Grifalconi. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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13387 Taber, Gladys AMBER, A Very Personal Cat
Philadelphia and New York: J.B. Lippincott Company, (1970). B0006CF8Y0 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild lean to the spine, else near fine in linen with gilt titles to the spine; in a very good, price-clipped photo-pictorial dust jacket with minor edge wear and soiling. 
The author who made her Stillmeadow farm a literary landmark with homespun journals, cookbooks, and animal stories here writes about the developing relationship with Amber, an Abyssinian cat. Illustrated with 20 black-and-white photographs. 
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13388 Taber, Gladys HARVEST OF YESTERDAYS
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: J.B. Lippincott Company, (1976). First edition. Hardcover. Wear to lower shelf edges otherwise a very good copy lacking the dust jacket. 
Drawings by Pamela Johnson. 
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13389 Taber, Gladys THE STILLMEADOW ROAD
Philadelphia and New York: J.B. Lippincott Company, (1962). Eighth printing. Illustrated by Edward Shenton. Hardcover. Previous owner's name to front free endsheet, minor fraying to spine, else near fine in grey cloth decorated in green with a swirl of birds and leaves to front cover, lettered in green to the spine; in a near fine, price-clipped illustrated dust jacket. 
Taber once again takes us to her farmhouse in Connecticut and shares a full year of her adventures in country living, interspersed with reminiscences, recipes, and the homespun philosophy with which she meets the anxieties of the age. 
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13390 Taber, Gladys; Colby, Constance Taber, edited and with an introduction by STILL COVE JOURNAL
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, (1981). 0060142278 Reprint. Hardcover. Near fine, in a very good, illustrated dust jacket. Drawings by Georgia Dearborn. 
Successor to MY OWN CAPE COD, this posthumous volume, drawn from a series of articles published in the CAPE COD ORACLE, returns to the small community on the Massachusetts peninsula that was Mrs. Taber's home away from Stillmeadow. 
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13391 Tacitus; translated by Alfred John Church and William Jackson Brodribb THE ANNALS OF TACITUS
Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, (1982). Reprint. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in full blue faux-leather, with gilt stamping, hubbed spine, all edges gilt; no dust jacket, as issued. The prolife of Tacitus on the title-page and the Roman coins appearing intext were rendered by Quentin Fiore for this edition. 
THE REIGN OF TIBERIUS, THE REIGN OF CLAUDIUS and THE REIGN OF NERO by the Roman historian called by Racine "the finest painter of antiquity." The four illustrations are by the 18th century master of etching, Giovanni Battista Piranesi. 
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13392 Tademy, Lalita CANE RIVER
(New York, N.Y.): Warner Books/A Time Warner Company, (2001). 0446530522 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"Tademy's riveting family saga chronicles four generations of women born into slavery along the Cane River in Louisiana."--Regina Marler. A selection of Oprah's Book Club. True first edition without the oprah book club banner. 
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13393 Tademy, Lalita CANE RIVER
(New York, N.Y.): Warner Books/A Time Warner Company, (2001). 0446530522 First edition, first printing: later state dust jacket, with Oprahs' Book Club endorsement. Hardcover. Mild bumping to the corner tips, else fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"Like the river of its title, Tademy's saga of strong-willed black women flows from one generation to the next, from slavery to freedom."--PW. 
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13394 Taggard, Genevieve TRAVELLING STANDING STILL: Poems 1918-1928
New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1928. First edition, first printing: One of 110 numbered copies, SIGNED by the author. Our copy is #92. Hardcover. Minor shelf-rubbing, else nearly fine in black cloth-backed red paper-covered boards; spine titles, front cover titles and floral device all in silver; lacking the glassine dust jacket and slipcase. 
Neglected American poet whose poems explored political subject matter and feminist issues. "Here is a rich feeling for words, an ability to flash strong color and to set down some of the deeper, more subterranean aspects of passion."--J.V.A. Weaver. 
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13395 Tagore, Rabindranath ON ART & AESTHETICS: A Selection of Lectures, Essays and Letters
Calcutta/Bombay/Madras/New Delhi: Orient Longmans, (1961). First edition. Published for the Inter-National Cultural Centre. Hardcover. Very mild foxing to page edges, a few areas of pale scattered foxing within, else nearly fine, in cream boards; in an illustrated dust jacket that shows some shallow chipping and nicking, a small stain to front panel, light wear and darkening to edges. 
Important selection of critical and philosophical musings by the Nobel Prize-winning Indian poet, including the notable "The Sense of Beauty" and "What is Art?" Illustrated with reproductions of his paintings and drawings printed on coated stock inserts. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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13396 Taibo, Paco Ignaico III AN EASY THING
(New York, New York): Viking, (1990). 0670824623 First edition in English. Translated from the Spanish COSA FACIL by William I. Neuman. Hardcover. Pages mildly age-toned, else fine, in a likewise age-toned illustrated dust jacket; artwork by Mark Harrison. 
English-language debut for Mexico's leading detective novelist. "A revelation! Not only is Paco Taibo's AN EASY THING a brilliant and witty work of crime fiction, it is also one of the finest portraits extant of today's Mexico City."--Roger L. Simon. 
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13397 Takei, George TO THE STARS: The Autobiography of George Takei
New York/London/Toronto/Sydney/Tokyo/Auckland: Pocket Books, (1994). 0671890085 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Autobiography of actor Takei, beloved by Star Trek fans as Mr. Sulu. Illustrated with photos reproduced on coated stock inserts. 
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13398 Talbert, Roy, Jr. FDR'S UTOPIAN: Arthur Morgan of the TVA
Jackson & London: University Press of Mississippi, (1987). 0878053018 First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in dust jacket. 
Octavo. Part of the Twentieth-Century America Series; this title explores the utopian roots of the Tennessee Valley Authority, one of the greatest engineering projects in history. 218 pages, bibliographical essay, and an index. Illustrated with photos. 
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13399 Talbot, Bryan ALICE IN SUNDERLAND: An Entertainment
(Milwaukie, OR): Dark Horse Comics, (2007). 1593076738 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine hardcover in color illustrated boards; without dust jacket, as issued. Quarto. 
SIGNED and inscribed by the author/artist in gold pen to the front endpaper. "Talbot's talented team of collaborating illustrators weaves a rich tapestry of artistic styles, ranging from superlative pen-and-ink drawing to colorized faux photography." 
Price: 75.00 USD
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13400 Talbott, Hudson GOING HOLLYWOOD: A Dinosaur's Dream
New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., (1989). 0517573547 Second printing. Hardcover. Fine in fuchsia cloth with gilt dinosaur device to front and black lettering to spine; in a fine, illustrated dust jacket. Small quarto picturebook. 
Thanks to a time-traveling salesman, seven dinosaurs live and work at the Museum of Natural History. When a film director invites the dinos to sunny California, tyrannosaurus Rex is no longer the center of attention. By the author/artist of WE'RE BACK! 
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