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13901 van Heijenoort, Jean, editor FREGE AND GODEL: Two Fundamental Texts in Mathematical Logic
Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1970. 1583485961 First edition thus: Large Trade paperback. Trade Paperback. A near fine copy in slightly rubbed wraps. 
The milestones in logic of Frege's BEGRIFFSSCHRIFT and Godel's "incompleteness papers" were originally edited and published together in 1967 and reissued here, in 1970, with corrections and introductory notes. 116 pages, references, index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13902 Van Hise, James, editor THE ROCKET'S BLAST AND THE COMICOLLECTOR NUMBER 3
Yucca Valley, California: James Van Hise, (2002). First edition. Summer, 2002. One of 2,000 copies issued. Quarto. SIGNED by Van Hise to the editorial page. As new in slick, color-illustrated wraps. Covers decorated with a Johnny Craig painting of EC's Vault-Keeper surrounded by stacks of sf, horror and mystery comics. Bountifully illustrated within in b&w with scores of comic book and pulp reproductions. 
Van Hise's superb resurrected periodical, smartly produced as a perfect-bound, book-quality oversized paperback. This issue features: snuff comics, WEIRD SCIENCE, Hal Foster, Prince Valiant, Johnny Craig, George Evans, much more. 
Price: 9.95 USD
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13903 Van Hise, James, editor PULP MASTERS
(Yucca Valley, California): (James Van Hise), (2002). First revised edition: one of 1,000 copies issued. SIGNED by Van Hise to the title-page. Fine in slick, vivid color-pictorial wraps. Quarto. Original front cover art by Jim and Ruth Keegan. Back cover a repro of the May 15, 1942 issue of SHADOW. 
Pulp hog heaven! Cornucopia of articles about THE SPIDER, Operator #5, Robert Howard, Captain Satan, Gibson and THE SHADOW, Doc Savage, ERB, "How I Write" by Norvell Page, more! Jam-packed with illustrations in b&w of pulp cover and interior art. 
Price: 17.95 USD
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13904 Van Hise, James, editor THE ROCKET'S BLAST AND THE COMICOLLECTOR #1
Yucca Valley, California: James Van Hise, (2002). First edition. May, 2000. One of 2,000 copies issued. Quarto-sized, perfect-bound paperback. SIGNED by Van Hise to the editorial page. Large format softcover. As new in slick, color-illustrated wraps. Covers decorated with a Steve Ditko painting from SF SPACE ADVENTURES #12, the rear a Margaret Brundage WEIRD TALES cover. Bountifully illustrated within in b&w with scores of comic book and pulp reproductions. 
Terrific re-launched zine, marked by spiffy production, scads of illos, and nifty articles. In this new first issue: Ditko, E.C. fanzines, "The Art of Comics" by Gil Kane, "Orson Welles, Pulp Writer?', "Highlights on the Shadow," by Ed Cartier, more! 
Price: 20.00 USD
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13905 Van Hise, James, editor THE ROCKET'S BLAST AND THE COMICOLLECTOR Number 4
(Yucca Valley, California): (James Van Hise), (2003). First edition. February, 2003 Issue, Number 4. One of 2,000 copies issued. Quarto. SIGNED by Van Hise to the editorial page. As new in slick, color-illustrated wraps. Front cover: a Mark Schultz Conan painting to be used in Wandering Star's new CONAN OF CIMMERIA collection; rear cover: a previously unpublished original sf painting by EC comics stalwart Al Feldstein. 
This issue features extensively illustrated articles on Steve Ditko and Reed Crandall; an interview with Mark Schultz; preview of the comic strip based upon DAEMON MASK's weird pulp hero, The Whisper, which will appear in full in the next RBCC; lots more! 
Price: 9.95 USD
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13906 Van Hise, James, editor and publisher ROCKET'S BLAST AND COMICOLLECTOR #150, DECEMBER 1979
(San Diego, California): James Van Hise, (1979). First edition. Signed by Van Hise to the caricature of him in a spacesuit on the contents page. Fine in 8''x11'' slick illustrated cardstock covers, staplebound; front and rear cover art features Hammell portraits of Frank N. Furter and Riff-Raff (author Richard O'Brien) from THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW. Jampacked with exciting, original comic art. 
Terrific ish of the comics fanzine features: RBCC Artists' Jam with panels by Barta, Rosa, Hemple, Harvey, Gammill, Eddings, Fujitake, Blevins, Cannon, Hammel, Bissette and Hembeck; Artist Profile: Steve Bissette; Clark Ashton Smith; ROCKY HORROR, more! 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13907 Van House, Nancy A. PUBLIC LIBRARY USER FEES: The Use and Finance of Public Libraries
Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, (1983). First edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt; no dust jacket. 
Contributions in Librarianship and Information Science, Number 43. 140 pages, bibliography, and an index. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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13908 van Loon, Hendrik Willem OBSERVATIONS ON THE MYSTERY OF PRINT And the Work of Johann Gutenberg
New York: New York Times Second National Book Fair/Book Manufacturer's Institute, 1937. B000HKHJPC First edition, first printing. Hardcover. About near fine: a trifle shaken, with fading to the spine, age-toning to the pages. In blue cloth with gilt lettering and devices; soiling, wear, and substantial darkening to the dust jacket, which is split at the rear spine fold, thus good only. 
Attractive little treatise on the history of printing, written and illustrated by van Loon and designed by Frederic W. Goudy at the behest of the Book Manufacturers' Institute for distribution at their second annual Book Fair. [47] pages. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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13909 Van Nispen, Joris & Douwe Tiemersma, editors THE QUEST FOR MAN: The Topicality of Philosophical Anthropology
Netherlands: Van Gorcum, (1991). 9023226224 First edition, first printing: Trade paperback. Trade paperback. Fine in wraps. Octavo. 232 pages; biographical notes, and an index of names. 
"Although this publication consists of fairly independent essays, each with its own comments, it is a unity owing to the central concern of the topicality of the phiosophy of man." 
Price: 35.00 USD
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13910 Van Rjndt, Philippe SAMARITAN
New York: The Dial Press, (1983). 0385272219 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Former owner's blind embosed stamp to the lower front endpaper, else near fine in cream linen over red boards with gilt titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket. 
The author of THE TRIAL OF ADOLF HITLER here features Cardinal Stanislawski, the Bishop of Warsaw who has challenged the red regime from his pulpit, rallied the dissident underground, and as the story unfolds, has been marked for elimination. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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13911 van Scyoc, Sydney A. CLOUD CRY
New York: Berkley Publishing Corporation/G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1977). 399119477 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket with artwork by the pioneering sf illustrator Dick Powers. 
Novel-length expansion of van Scyoc's short story, "Deathsong," demonstrates the author's strong suit, an ability to evoke the otherness of alien beings and worlds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13912 Van Scyoc, Sydney A. DAUGHTERS OF THE SUNSTONE
Garden City, New York: Nelson Doubleday, Inc., [1985]. First edition: issued by the Science Fiction Book Club. Hardcover. A hint of edgewear else very nearly fine, in a light edgeworn pictorial dust jacket with artwork by David Heffernan. 
First appearance of Van Scyoc's Sunstone Scrolls trilogy in a one-volume omnibus. Comprises: DARKCHILD, BLUESONG and STARSILK. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13913 Van Scyoc, Sydney J. SUNWAIFS
New York: Berkley Publishing Corporation, (1981). First edition: issued by the Science Fiction Book Club; with the code L40 on page 213. Hardcover. Fine, in an illustrated dust jacket that shows mild age toning and light edgewear. Full-color, wraparound jacket illustration by Richard Courtney. 
In the spirit of Theodore Sturgeon's MORE THAN HUMAN, SUNWAIFS is the story of six mutant, human children born on a distant, hostile planet. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13914 Van Vechten, Carl FIRECRACKERS
New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1925. Fourth printing; so stated on copyright page. Hardcover. Mild wear to upper page edge tint, else fine, in yellow cloth with red lettering, rules and borders; in very good plus dust jacket that shows moderate wear and minor nicking, but that is considerably faded and discolored to the spine panel. 
Van Vechten's self-described "realistic novel"--set in 1924 New York and featuring reappearances by characters from his PETER WHIFFLE, THE BLIND BOW-BOY and THE TATOOED COUNTESS. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13915 van Vogt, A.E. MASTERS OF TIME
(New York, New York): MB/A Macfadden-Bartell Book, (1969). Second printing of the Macfadden paperback edition. MB 60-406; cover price, $.60. Mild spine crease, hint of a spine lean, light use, thus near fine, in illustrated wraps. 
Novel which first appeared from Fantasy Press in 1950. "Men of the present and other times are recruited for a colossal interplanetary army of the far future."--Tuck. Inscribed and SIGNED by the author to the title-page. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13916 van Vogt, A.E. THE BEAST
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1963. Book club edition: issued by the Science Fiction Book Club. With the code E17 on page 207. Jacket design by Howard Burns. Hardcover. Near fine, in gray binding with orange upper-page-edge tint and silver spine lettering; in a very good minus illustrated dust jacket: age-darkened, lightly edgeworn, with cello-tape reinforcement to the spine ends and upper corner of front panel. 
"Cosmic intrigue as a latent superman discovers himself."--Tuck. Fixup of ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION stories "The Great Engine," "The Wonderful Man" (first seen as "The Changeling" in ASF, April1944), and "The Beast." 
Price: 7.50 USD
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13917 van Vogt, A.E. and Hull, E. Mayne OUT OF THE UNKNOWN
Los Angeles, California: Fantasy Publishing Company, Inc., [1949]. Second edition, so stated on copyright page. $3.00 jacket flap price. Jacket design by Roy Hunt. Decorative initials for each tale. Hardcover. Faint offsetting and foxing to endsheets, mild bumping at spine crown and corner tips, mild spine slant, thus about near fine, in black composition binding with green spine lettering; in a fair dust jacket: chipped, worn, stained, fading to spine panel. 
"All the short stories by this husband and wife pair that appeared in UNKNOWN."--Owings and Chalker. Six stories, three by each author. "Van Vogt overshadows his wife, though her last is recommended."--Tuck. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13918 Van Wormer, Laura THE LAST LOVER
(Ontario, Canada): Mira, (2000). First edition: Uncorrected Proof with a proof dust jacket laid in. Proof. A crease to the upper front cover, else a near fine copy in wraps. 
"Meet Sally Harrington--she's just lost her boyfriend, a dead body has basically turned up on her doorstep and she's done something that might drive her whole family out of town..." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13919 Van Wormer, Laura THE BAD WITNESS
(Ontario, Canada): Mira, (2002). 1551669528 First edition: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Very slight bump to the heel of the spine, else fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket. 
The fourth Sally Harrington mystery finds the journalist in the Los Angles area covering a "Mafia Boss Murder" trial and hob-nobbing with the Hollywood set. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13920 Vance, Jack LYONESSE: Book I Suldrun's Garden
New York: Berkley Books, (1983). First edition, first printing: a trade paperback original. Trade Paperback. Fine in illustrated wraps. Cover art by James C. Christensen. 
Vance has been publishing science fiction since World War II, among his noteworthy novels is THE DYING EARTH. The LYONESSE trilogy is continued in THE GREEN PEARL and MADOUC. It is a fantasy about the birthplace of Tristan. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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13921 Vance, Jack LIGHT FROM A LONE STAR
Cambridge, MA: The Nesfa Press, (1985). 0915368315 First edition, first printing: Limited edition of 1000 copies; this being one of 800 trade copies. Hardcover. Near fine in black cloth with gilt spine titles and publisher's device; in a near fine illustrated dust jacket (black) with mild rubbing and minor shelfwear. Jacket illustration by Richard Powers. 
The Lone Star Con commemorative book with a collection of stories by Guest of Honor Jack Vance. With an introduction by Russell Letson, an interview with Vance by Tim Underwood, and an uncredited "Vance Encyclopedia," by Jim Mann. Scarce! 
Price: 200.00 USD
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13922 Vance, Jack CUGEL'S SAGA
New York: Timescape Books/Simon and Schuster, (1983). 0671494503 First edition, first printing. Remainder emblem to lower page edges, otherwise fine, in silver-lettered lilac cloth shelfback over blue boards; in a near fine illustrated dust jacket that shows some mild wear, faint age-toning, fading to spine panel. Jacket art by Kevin Johnson. 
"Fantasy collection masquerading as a novel; episodes in the picaresque life of Cugel the Clever... part of the Dying Earth series."--LOCUS. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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13923 Vance, Jack MASKE: Thaery
New York: Berkley Publishing Corporation/G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1976). 0399117970 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in bright, vivid apple-green cloth with white spine stamping; in a fine, illustrated dust jacket with artwork by Richard Powers. 
There is a Hole at the eastern fringe of the known universe. Deep within it hangs a lost star, Mora, with twin planets, Maske and Skay. On wild Maske there is a rocky peninsula inhabited by a clan of warlike dreamers, the Droads. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13924 Vance, Jack THE LANGUAGES OF PAO
New York: Avalon Books/Thomas Bouregy and Company, (1958). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Faint foxing to top page edges, hint of soiling to fore-edge, else nearly fine, in full grey cloth with maroon spine stamping; very good plus dust jacket with tiny dots of staining to rear panel, some fading to spine panel, faint foxing, light edgewear. 
One of Vance's more successful forays into linguistic sf "interestingly espouses the Whorfian hypothesis that language creates perception, rather than the reverse."--Clute and Nicholls. "A significant achievement."--Stephen Goldman. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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13925 Vance, Jack SLAVES OF THE KAU [and] BIG PLANET
New York, N.Y.: Ace Books Inc., (1958). First edition, first printing: an Ace Double paperback original. #D-295; cover price, $.35. Mass market paperback. Tiny nick to one spine end, else a fine, fresh, unread, copy in illustrated wraps. BIG PLANET cover art by Emsh. 
BIG PLANET was originally seen in the September 1952 issue of STARLING STORIES and had appeared in hardcover from Avalon in 1957, but this is the book debut for SLAVES OF THE KAU--which had bowed as PLANET OF THE DAMNED in the December 1952 SPACE STORIES. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13926 Vance, Jack ECCE AND OLD EARTH
New York: Tor SF/ A Tom Doherty Associates Book, (1991). Book Club edition: issued by the Science Fiction Book Club; with the jacket code 18933. Hardcover. Faint soiling to page edges, thus near fine, in a very nearly fine illustrated dust jacket that shows a hint of age-toning, a whisper of wear. Jacket art by Vincent di Fate. 
"Vance's rich lyrical style makes this follow-up to ARAMINTA STATION a pleasure to read."--PW. "Has the broad appeal of Niven's RINGWORLD, Herbert's DUNE, and Heinlein's best, with overtones of Indiana Jones."--LJ. Book Two of the Cadwal Chronicles. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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13927 Vance, Jack MASKE: THAERY
New York: Berkley Publishing Company/G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1976). 0399117970 First edition, first printing. SIGNED by the author to the title-page. Hardcover. Foxing to page edges, thus near fine, in brilliant green cloth with white spine titles; in an age-toned, lightly worn, mildly edge-nibbled very good plus illustrated dust jacket. 
Classic Vance fantasy: a carefully thought-out world, a stratified society, and a man in conflict with its rules. During the space of twelve generations, the descendents of a crash on a water-covered planet have managed to adapt to the marine culture. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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13928 Vance, Jack SON OF THE TREE
San Francisco, California/Columbia, Pennsylvania: Underwood-Miller, 1983. 0934438803 First hardcover edition, first printing. One of 700 copies produced. Hardcover. Foxing to page edges, thus near fine in forest-green binding with gilt spine lettering; in an age-toned, very good only dust jacket that shows insect nibbling at the extremities and to the spine panel. Jacket art by Ned Dameron. 
Debuted in THRILLING WONDER STORIES in 1951; originally published in book from as an Ace PBO (F-265). "People of Kyril worship a colossal and monstrous tree; the Druid-like rulers attempt to export an offshoot of the tree to another world."--Tuck. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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13929 Vance, Jack THE HOUSES OF ISZM
San Francisco, California/Columbia, Pennsylvania: Underwood-Miller, 1983. 0934438781 First hardcover edition, first printing. One of 700 copies issued. Hardcover. Faint foxing to page edges, else nearly fine in leaf-green cloth with gilt spine titles; in a very good only worn dust jacket with considerable insect nibbling to the edges, the folds, and the spine panel. Jacket art by Chris Miller. 
Debuted in the pages of STARTLING in Spring, 1954; originally issued in book form as an Ace Double with SON OF THE TREE (Ace F-265, 1964). "A world has a monopoly of biologically-grown houses, and other worlds try to steal the seeds."--Tuck. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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13930 Vance, Jack TRULLION: Alastor 2262; MARUNE: Alastor 933; WYST: Alastor 1716
San Francisco, California/Columbia, Pennsylvania: Underwood-Miller, 1984. First hardcover edition, first printing. Three volumes, slipcased; trade edition, one of a total of 1000 copies produced. Hardcover. A few tiny dots of faint foxing to page edges, else all volumes fine, as-new; in illustrated dust jackets that are fine, as-new, except for a short area of lamination lift to upper spine fold of WYST; housed in a near fine slipcase with spotting to spine. 
Vance's trilogy of sf novels set in The Alastor Cluster: a sprawling system of thirty thousand live stars and three thousand inhabited planets, the cluster is ruled by the mysterious Connatic. Jacket art on all three volumes by Ned Dameron. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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13931 Vance, Jack LYONESSE: THE GREEN PEARL
New York: Berkley Books/SFBC, [1986]. Book Club edition. Hardcover. Fine; in a near fine, illustrated dust jacket with a tiny closed tear to the lower rear panel. Jacket art by Tom Canty. 
In this sequel to Lyonesse I: SULDREN'S GARDEN, the magical lands of high enchantment -- the Elder Isles, the land, long-vanished beneath the ocean, from which King Arthur's ancestors fled to Britain -- come to brilliant life again. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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13932 Vance, John Holbrook BAD RONALD
New York: Ballantine Books, (1973). 0934438641 First edition, first printing: a paperback original. Hardcover. Just a hint of rubbing to the covers, else a fine, unread copy in photo-pictorial covers. 
Mystery PBO by Jack Vance. "Noteworthy for its portrayal of a trial-run version of what is perhaps Vance's greatest character--Howard Alan Treesong of THE BOOK OF DREAMS."--wikipedia. Filmed for television. A superb copy of this scarce book! 
Price: 200.00 USD
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13933 Vande Velde, Vivian MAGIC CAN BE MURDER
San Diego/New York/London: Harcourt, Inc., (2000). 0152026657 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Tristan Elwell. 
Nola and her mother have unusual abilities that have always set them apart, but when Nola sees a murder using her power to to call up images using water and a person's hair, she finds herself in the worst danger ever. 
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13934 Vanderbes, Jennifer EASTER ISLAND
(New York, New York): The Dial Press, (2003). 038533673X First edition: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"A splendid debut, which captures in the intertwined stories of two women a passion for life and for science that transcends time."--Andrea Barrett. "One of the best novels of the year--a serious pleasure from start to finish."--Robert Stone. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13935 Vanderbilt, Byron M. THOMAS EDISON, CHEMIST
Washington, D.C. American Chemical Society, 1971. First edition. Hardcover. Lower corner tips lightly bumped, otherwise fine in dust jacket. 
373 pages including a references and appendices section and an index. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13936 Vanderhaeghe, Guy MAN DESCENDING
New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1985. First U.S. edition. Trade paperback original. Trade Paperback. Minor wear to spine ends, otherwise a near fine copy in pictorial wraps. 
Hailed in Canada as the most literary debut of the 1980s, and winner of the Governor General's Literary Award for fiction, this short story collection introduces to America a writer of impressive magnitude. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13937 Vandermeer, Dr. Jeff and Roberts, Dr. Mark, edited by THE THACKERY T. LAMBSHEAD POCKET GUIDE TO ECCENTRIC & DISCREDITED DISEASES
San Francisco/Portland: Night Shade Books, (2003). 1892389541 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. With contributions by Neil Gaiman, Michael Moorcock, Alan Moore, China Mieville, Kage Baker, Stepan Chapman, Rikki Ducornet, Jeffrey Ford, and many others. 
"Spoof and serio-comic collection of fiction parodying the non-fiction of an earlier era...presented as a reference written by other esteemed medical authorities in the field, complete with anatomical illustration, ads and newspaper articles."--sfsite. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13938 Vanek, Jaroslav THE PARTICIPATORY ECONOMY: An Evolutionary Hypothesis and a Strategy for Development
Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, (1974). 0801491487 First paperback edition: Review copy with publisher's slip laid in. A trade-sized paperback. Covers lightly rubbed, else near fine in wraps. 181 pages with index. 
Vanek analyzes and tries to answer economic and non-economic questions pertaining to the participatory labor-managed market economy. The author also presents a coherent theory of social, political and economic evolution and examines possible development. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13939 Vanner, Lyn JESSIE
(London): Corgi Books, (1980). First edition: Paperback Original. Mass market paperback. Very good plus: previous owner's name to title-page, mild wear, light spine crease, and minor age-toning; in illustrated wraps. 
"From a Lancashire mill...to a brothel in Carolina...she never lost sight of her one burning ambition." By the author of JENNY and RANNOCH CHASE. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13940 VanOosting, James ELECTING J.J.
New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, (1990). 0374319995 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Joseph A. Smith. 
Two boys help a newcomer to a small farming town campaign to unseat a sleazy mayor. ELECTING J.J. is Dr. VanOosting's second book for children; his first, MAXINE'S GHOST, was well received by reviewers. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13941 Vare, Ethlie Ann with Morris, Daniel GENE RODDENBERRY'S ANDROMEDA: THE BROKEN PLACES
New York: TOR/A Tom Doherty Associates Book, (2003). 0765304848 First edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in green printed wraps. 
Ms. Vare was the first staff writer and a co-producer for the ANDROMEDA television series. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13942 Vargas, Alberto; Foreword by Kurt Vonnegut VARGA: The Esquire Years: A Catalogue Raisonne
New York: Alfred van der Marck Editions, 1987. 0912383488 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. Still in the publisher's unopened shrinkwrap! Quarto. 176 pages; over 250 illustrations (most in color). Foreword by Kurt Vonnegut. 
After the firing of George Petty ("Petty Girl"), Peruvian-born Joaquin Alberto Vargas y Chavez went on to portray his semi-nude to nude idealized women for Esquire Magazine during the 40's and 50's. Includes every Varga girl appearing in Esquire. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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13943 Varley, John RED THUNDER
New York: Ace Books, (2003). 0441010156 Book Club edition. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
A renegade group of techno misfits build a spaceship and try to beat the Chinese in their quest to land the first manned rocket on Mars. Varley is a veteran sf novelist and has been honored with both the Nebula and the Hugo Awards. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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13944 Varley, John THE OPHIUCHI HOTLINE
New York: Quantum Science Fiction/The Dial Press/James Wade, (1977). B000EY4YRC Book Club edition: issued by the Science Fiction Book Club; with the code ''K24'' on page 175 and the jacket code 2205. Hardcover. Minor crimp to spine crown, else fine, in red boards with black lettering; in an age-toned, otherwise fine, illustrated dust jacket with artwork by Boris Vallejo. 
After a race of supremely advanced aliens invade Earth to liberate the planet's intelligent species -- whales and dolphins! -- the majority of humankind is exiled into space, where, through the magic of bioengineering, they begin to adapt and thrive. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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13945 Varley, John STEEL BEACH
New York: An Ace/Putnam Book/G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1992). 0399137599 First edition, first printing. SIGNED by the author. Hardcover. Near fine, lightly used, in an age-toned, else fine, illustrated dust jacket. 
"Virtual immortality, freedom from disease, a perfectly controlled climate, and the benevolent, nonintrusive supervision of the Central Computer make the human colony on Luna almost ideal--except for the alarming increase in depression and suicide."--LJ. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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13946 Varley, John DEMON
New York: Putnam's, (1984). First edition. Hardcover. Very good with the usual tanning to the pages, and some minor creasing to spine, in a lightly-age-toned dust jacket with a bit of insignificant rumpling to the front panel. 

Price: 75.00 USD
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13947 Varley, John MAMMOTH
New York: Ace Books, (2005). 0441012817 Book club edition: issued by the Science Fiction Book Club; with the jacket code, 1189291. Hardcover. Ownership seal embossed to the front endpaper, else fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket art by Matt Stawicki. 
"When eccentric megabillionaire Howard Christian commissions a hunt for a frozen mammoth in northern Manitoba to clone a new model in Varley's rollicking, bittersweet tale of time travel and ecology, he gets more than he bargained for."--PW. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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13948 Varley, John STEEL BEACH
New York: Ace/Putnam, (1992). 0399137599 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine; in a lightly edgeworn, spine-faded, very good plus illustrated dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Todd Cameron Hamilton. 
From the multiple Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of TITAN and WIZARD, comes this story of the Earth colony on the Moon, Luna. Luna becomes humanity's primary home after alien invaders destroy the homeworld. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13949 Varley, John THE GOLDEN GLOBE
New York: Ace Books, (1998). 0441005586 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Varley's long awaited follow-up to STEEL BEACH is the story of Sparky Valentine, itinerant thespian, who travels the far reaches of the galaxy performing. Sparky's main talent is his ability to change his form, handy for a con-man wanted for murder. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13950 Vasquez, Ian IN THE HEAT
New York: St. Martin's Minotaur, (2008). 0312378092 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Fading boxer Miles Young is planning to hang up his gloves and dedicate himself to raising his small daughter, Lani. Then he receives an offer too good to pass up. Set in Belize. "A raw, muscular first novel with a serious punch."--James W. Hall. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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13951 Vasta, Edward, editor MIDDLE ENGLISH SURVEY: Critical Essays
Notre Dame/ London: University of Notre Dame Press, (1968). Second printing. Hardcover. Fine in a mildly rubbed price-clipped dust jacket. 
A collection of fifteen essays dealing with the important works of the Middle English period, which reflect the theological, moral, and social facets of their respective eras. Included are essays on SIR GAWAIN, PIERS PLOWMAN, and MORTE D'ARTHUR. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13952 Vaughan, Francis E. ANDREW C. LAWSON: Scientist, Teacher, Philosopher
Glendale, California: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1970. First edition. Hardcover. A near fine copy without dust jacket. 474 pages. 
Inscribed by the author. A College of Mining professor. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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13953 Veale, F.J.P. WAR CRIMES DISCREETLY VEILED
New York: The Devin-Adair Company, 1959. B0007EFI9W First edition, first printing. With a foreword by The Rt. Hon. Lord Hankey. Hardcover. Mild glue stains to pastedown and front free endsheet, loose bookplate of Judge Hilton Herbert McCabe, else nearly fine; in an age-toned, price-clipped, lightly nicked very good dust jacket. 
"'Revisionist' account of certain phases of WWII"; laid into this example of Veale's Stalin expose, is a typed SIGNED letter to McCabe--enclosed in a typewritten envelope, and a SIGNED "compliments and regards of the author" slip. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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13954 Ventura, Michael THE DEATH OF FRANK SINATRA
New York: Henry Holt and Company, (1996). 0805037381 First edition, first printing. SIGNED by the author. Hardcover. Fine in a fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
A Vegas private detective born to a showgirl and a hood is the center of the seventh book by Ventura, a columnist, screenwriter, and the California Book Award-winning author of THE ZOO WHERE YOU'RE FED TO GOD. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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13955 Ver Mehr, Rev. J.L. CHECKERED LIFE: In the Old and New World
San Francisco: A.L. Bancroft and Company, 1877. Second, expanded edition. This second edition includes material on the San Francisco gold rush. Hardcover. Faint foxing to page edges, some very moderate wear to green cloth covers (decorated and lettered in gilt and in blind), thus a nearly fine copy; no dust jacket. 
Memoirs of an event-filled, turbulent, visionary life, by the Belgian-born Ver Mehr, who journeyed to the U.S., was ordained as an Episcopalian minister and sent to California as a missionary, eventually founding a school in Sonoma. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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13956 Verburg, Jan Marinus; Annie M.G. Schmidt, text by THE ISLAND OF NOSE
London, New York, Sydney, Toronto: Methuen, (1977). 0458929603 First edition in English: U.S. issue. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. Folio. [48] pages. 
Surreal fantasy picture book by Jan Marinus Verburg with Dutch text by Annie M.G. Schmidt, who received the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1988. One drawing features Dylan and The Band disguised as "The Bob Bronto Band." Superbly illustrated! 
Price: 65.00 USD
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13957 Verissimo, Erico HIS EXCELLENCY, THE AMBASSADOR
New York: The Macmillan Company, (1967). First edition in English. Hardcover. A fine fresh copy in green cloth with spine titles and rules gilt; in a fine dust jacket with a photographic illustration across a bright white background. 
Translated by Linton Lomas Barrett and Marie McDavid Barrett. A novel of Washington and South American politics by the Brazilian novelist who lived for some years in Washington, D.C. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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13958 Vermes, Geza; translated, edited and introduced by THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS
London: The Folio Society, (2003). Fourth printing. Hardcover. Fine in illustrated art vellum; in the publisher's slipcase. Quarto. 335 pages; bibliography. 
A selection of original manuscripts translated and edited by Geza Vermes. Sixteen pages of illustrations in color and black-and-white. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13959 Verne, Jules AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS
Pleasantville, New York: The Reader's Digest Association, Inc., (1988). 0895772949 First edition thus. Hardcover. Very good with small bump to upper edge, dots of stain and patches of soiling to covers; in sea-foam cloth, backed in blue and decorated and lettered in gilt. No dust jacket, as issued. 
Verne's classic, here accompanied by the full-color illustrations of Joseph Ciardiello. With an afterword by Jack Sullivan. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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13960 Verne, Jules; Adapted and Illustrated by Gary Gianni; Introduction by Ray Bradbury JULES VERNE'S TWENTY-THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA
(Santa Cruz, California): Flesk, (2009). 1933865083 First edition, first printing. Deluxe edition, limited to 600 numbered and artist SIGNED copies. Hardcover. Fine in illustrated boards; without dust jacket, as issued. Quarto (12" by 9"). Unpaginated [64 pages]. Our copy is additionally SIGNED by Ray Bradbury to the title-page. 
Graphic novelization of Verne's classic by the celebrated illustrator, Gary Gianni. This volume also includes the full text of "The Sea Raiders", a short story by H.G. Wells, accompanied by ten original illustrations created for this edition by Gianni. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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13961 Verney, Peter THE EARTHQUAKE HANDBOOK
New York: Paddington Press Ltd., (1979). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
224 pages including appendices, bibliography, and an index. Octavo. Illustrated. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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13962 Verrill, A. Hyatt PERFUMES AND SPICES: Including An Account Of Soaps And Cosmetics
(Clinton, Massachusetts): L.C. Page & Company, (1940). Reprint. Hardcover. Minor dampstain to the lower rear cover edge, else very good plus in dust jacket with several edge tears and nicks and a small amount of tape reinforcing on the verso. 
Color frontispiece. Black and white illustrations throughout. Robinson's 26th perfume and flower show program laid in. 304 pages. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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13963 Verrill, A. Hyatt THE TREASURE OF BLOODY GUT
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1937). B000FFDWKU First edition, first printing. In textured black cloth with white spine titles; in an illustrated dust jacket. Hardcover. Thumbtack-head sized dot of dark blue-black ink to upper-page edges, faint foxing to page edges, else sharp, bright, fresh, near fine; in a near fine dust jacket: lightly soiled, spine darkened a bit, nicking to spine ends. 
Dr. Hewlettt and his son Jimmy go to the titular island in search of the remains of long-vanished aborigines, but find themselves enmeshed in a battle for lost pirate treasure. Maps and decorations by the author, an archaeologist and explorer. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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13964 Verschuur, Gerrit L. THE INVISIBLE UNIVERSE: The Story of Radio Astronomy
London: The English Universities Press, Ltd, 1974. First edition. Trade Paperback. A fine, fresh copy in laminated wraps. 
Heidelberg Science Library, Volume 20. Trade paperback. 173 pages, index. Copiously illustrated with photographs and figures in text; tables and graphs, equations. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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13965 Veryan, Patricia MARRIED PAST REDEMPTION
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1983). 031251615 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in blue boards with silver spine lettering, in a mildly age-toned illustrated dust jacket. 
A novel of Regency England from the "worthy successor to Georgette Heyer at her very best."--Chattanooga Times. Jacket drawing by Michael Sabanosh. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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13966 Veryan, Patricia THE WAGERED WIDOW
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1984). 0312853416 First edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in orange boards with silver spine-lettering; in a very nearly fine illustrated dust jacket with some very minor age-toning to the spine panel. 
Scarce novel of Georgian England by the Barbara Cartland Award-winning author of THE NOBLEST FRAILTY, MARRIED PAST REDEMPTION, FEATHER CASTLES and SOME BRIEF FOLLY. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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13967 Vestal, Stanley BIGFOOT WALLACE: A Biography
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1942. First edition. Hardcover. Uniform dark offsetting to the front endpapers, otherwise a near fine copy in rose cloth; in a shelfworn dust jacket missing a small piece from the lower rear panel, and with a lightly faded spine that has been internally reinforced by old cellotape 
William Alexander Anderson Wallace (better known as Bigfoot Wallace) was a larger-than-life Texan of mythic proportions. 299 pages, bibliography, index. Frontispiece portrait, endpaper maps, illustrated with plates. Scarce. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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13968 Vickers, Roy THE MYSTERY OF THE SCENTED DEATH
London: Herbert Jenkins Limited, 1922. First edition, first printing. Very good plus, quite sound and clean, with some mild wear and tanning to spine, a few tiny nicks, endsheets offset; jacket is lacking, but the front panel of the jacket has been tipped into rear endsheet. Literary agency label pasted to front endsheet. 
First novel from the creator of the Department of Dead Ends, and the first appearance of series character Inspector J. Rason; here in a quite decent copy, with at least the front panel of the jacket--and the marvelous jacket art--preserved. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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13969 Victor Records VICTOR RECORDS 1913
[no place]. Victor Talking Machine Company, 1913. Second 1913 edition: with biographical sketches of composers, brief opera plots, new portraits and other new features. Some very minor use, thus a fresh, fine copy of this dandy piece of ephemera, perfect-bound within illustrated cardstock covers displaying the ''His Master's Voice'' emblem. 
Catalog of records available from Victor, listed alphabetical by title, with size, inventory number and price. Touted as a "radical departure--the first real alphabetical catalog ever issued"--this is a remarkable document and an invaluable resource. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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13970 Victor, Paul-Emile MAN AND THE CONQUEST OF THE POLES
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1963. First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Near fine in blue cloth with silver titles and devices to the front cover and spine; in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with a hint of rubbing at the upper spine edge. 320 pages; map endpapers; and index. 
Translated from the French by Scott Sullivan. Thirty-two illustrations enhance this historic account of man's quest to conquer hitherto unknown regions of the arctic and antarctic--from the ancient Greeks to the current atomic submarine missions. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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13971 Victor, Wendy THE LUMINOUS HEARTBEAT
(Austin, Texas): Ovation Books, (2008). 0979027578 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as new dust jacket. Square octavo. Beautiful deluxe binding all page edges gilt, marbled endpapers, gold embossed decorations and an oval inset color illustration to the front cover. 
Inscribed "For Gina with best wishes" and SIGNED by the author to the title page. Wendy looks for positive feminine influences in a patriarchal spiritual world. She reconfirms the original covenant between women and God. 161 pages; color illustrations. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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13972 Victoria, Carlos A BRIDGE OF DARKNESS
Los Angeles: Pureplay Press, (2005). 0971436649 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Originally released in 1993 as PUENTE EN LA OSCURIDAD, with English translation by David Landau, this is the first novel from exiled Cuban author, Carlos Victoria, who lives in Miami and works as an editor for El Nuevo Herald. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13973 Vida, Nina THE END OF MARRIAGE
New York: Simon & Schuster, (2002). 0743213025 First edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in pictorial dust jacket. 
"What hooked me is how readable the book is: how Nina Vida is able to bring to life very intense characters and situations with remarkable clarity. If you've never read Ms. Vida, treat yourself to this one--it's a terrific story."--Elmore Leonard. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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13974 Vida, Nina THE END OF MARRIAGE
New York: Simon & Schuster, (2002). 0743213025 First edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in bright yellow printed wraps. 
The sixth novel by the California author of BETWEEN SISTERS is a comic-mystery focusing on family ties in the face of a suspicious family death. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13975 Vida, Vendela AND NOW YOU CAN GO
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003. 1400040272 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in, including color photo of the author. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"AND NOW YOU CAN GO is so fast, so mesmerizing to read, and so accomplished that it's hard to think of it as a first novel, which it is--Vendela Vida has promise to spare."--Joan Didion. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13976 Vidal, Gore KALKI
New York: Random House, (1978). 0394420535 First trade edition, first printing. SIGNED by the author. Hardcover. Fine; in a near fine dust jacket with one tiny closed tear. 
Who is Kalki, and why is he planning to destroy the world--and everything in it? And if Kalki is a mystical legend, then why does his ultimate world include only a select few chosen to breed a new human race? Nominated for Nebula Award for Best Novel. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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13977 Vidal, Gore EMPIRE
New York: Random House, (1987). 5551880222 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild soiling to page edges, thus near fine, blue cloth-backed paper-over-boards, stamped in gilt to front cover and spine; in a dust jacket that shows some fading to spine panel. 
Fourth novel in Vidal's American Chronicle series of penetrating and politically astute historical fictions; this one is set in turn-of-the-century America in the aftermath of the Spanish-American War. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13978 Vidal, Gore EMPIRE
New York: Random House, (1987). 5551880222 Book club edition. Hardcover. Fine in blue cloth-backed paper-over-boards, stamped in gilt to front cover and spine; in a near fine dust jacket with a sticker ghost to front panel. 
Portrait of turn-of-the-century America in the "buoyant aftermath of the Spanish-American War, as Theodore Roosevelt and William Randolph Hearst are waging their private war for the soul of a powerful young nation." 
Price: 12.50 USD
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13979 Vidal, Gore; edited by BEST TELEVISION PLAYS
New York: Ballantine Books, (1956). First edition, first printing: Hardcover issue. Hardcover. Ownership name and date to the front pastedown endpaper, else near fine in bluish-green cloth; in very good dust jacket, price-clipped and shelfworn, showing light chipping and wear to the spine and corner tips, and a tear and soiling to the rear panel. 
Eight complete one-hour dramas by outstanding television writers: Robert Alan Arthur, Paddy Chayefsky, Horton Foote, J.P. Miller, Tad Mosel, Reginald Rose, Rod Serling, and Gore Vidal ("Visit to a Small Planet"). Uncommon Ballantine hardcover issue. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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13980 Villanucci, Robert S., Alexander W. Avtgis and William F. Megow ELECTRONIC TECHNIQUES: Shop Practices and Construction, Fourth Edition
New Jersey: Prentice Hall Career &Technology, (1991). Reprint. Hardcover. A fine copy in pictorial laminated boards without dust jacket, as issued. 
This volume is designed for any electronic shop program and among its key features are over 500 detailed illustrations and photographs. 598 pages with appendices, bibliography, and an index. Hardcover. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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13981 Villard, Marc, text and Slocombe, Romain, illustrator CITE DES ANGES
(Paris): Albin Michel, Thriller (1988). 2226035561 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Lower front corner bumped and worn, covers slightly rubbed, else very good in laminated illustrated boards. Quarto. Third volume in the 'Thriller' series. Los Angeles map endpapers. 50 pages. 
A hard-boiled graphic novel set in the mean streets of Los Angeles in the 1950s. Bubbled dialogue in French by Villard with vintage-style comic-art by Slocum that includes LA landmarks, Debbie Reynolds, and an erotic depiction of a Chinatown dame. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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13982 Villasenor, Edward MACHO!
Toronto/New York/London: Bantam Books, (1978). B0007AELEO First edition, first printing: a paperback original. Mass market paperback. Covers and textblock age-toned, age-darkening to the edges, mild crinkling to spine, thus near fine in illustrated wraps. 
"MACHO! brings to life the brutality of migrant labor, Cesar Chavez's efforts to unionize the workers, and a vivid portrayal of the immigrant experience as seen through the eyes of a young man who saw it all." 
Price: 50.00 USD
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13983 Villasenor, Edward MACHO!
Toronto/New York/London: Bantam Books, (1978). B0007AELEO First edition, first printing: a paperback original. Mass market paperback. Covers and textblock very mildly age-toned, else fine, a fresh, unread copy in illustrated wraps. 
A novel of the conflict of spiritual, social and economic values during the coming of age of a young Mexican, chronicled in a style that many critics have compared to John Steinbeck. Villansenor's notable debut. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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13984 Villasenor, Edward MACHO!
Toronto/New York/London: Bantam Books, (1978). B0007AELEO First edition, first printing: a paperback original. Mass market paperback. Mild spine slant, creasing to spine, patch of pale discoloration to covers, faded price mark to frotn cover, thus a very good copy in illustrated wraps. 
The story of a young man's coming of age--a novel that captures the cadences and color, passion and pride of the Mexican-American experience. Villasenor's debut. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13985 Villasenor, Victor BURRO GENIUS: A Memoir
(New York, N.Y.): Rayo/An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, (2004). 0060526122 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a dust jacket with a minor scratch to rear panel, but that is otherwise as-new. 
Spirited memoir from the novelist and nonfiction writer (author of MACHO, RAIN OF GOLD and THIRTEEN SENSES). This copy inscribed and SIGNED by the author to the title-page. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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13986 Villatoro, Marcos M. MINOS
Boston: Kate's Mystery Books/Justin, Charles & Co., (2003). 1932112138 First edition, first printing. NEW! Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. SIGNED by the author at an event in our shop! 
"MINOS captured me from the very start with its keenly observed characters, perfect-pitch of language and its suggestion that a brooding and intelligent mystery was about to unfold. It certainly did."--T. Jefferson Parker. 
Price: 24.95 USD
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13987 Villatoro, Marcos M. A VENOM BENEATH THE SKIN
Boston, Massachusetts: Kates' Mystery Books/Justin, Charles & Co., Publishers, (2005). 1932112375 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. A new book! 
Latina police thriller set in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Tijuana featuring Detective Romilia Chacon. SIGNED by the author at an event in our shop. 
Price: 24.95 USD
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13988 Vinge, Joan D. WORLD'S END
(New York): Blue Jay Books Inc., (1984). Book club edition. Hardcover. Fine; in a mildly age-toned, else fine dust jacket. 
Follow-up to Vinge's 1981 Hugo-winning THE SNOW QUEEN. Evocative, Klimt-esque, other-worldly jacket art done by that gifted duo, Leo and Diane Dillon. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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13989 Vinge, Joan D. HEAVEN CHRONICLES
New York: Warner Books, (1991). First hardcover edition: issued by the Science Fiction Book Club. Hardcover. Fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket. Jacket art by Don Clavette. 
Vinge's first novel, THE OUTCASTS OF HEAVEN BELT--which, per Clute/Nicholls, "pits an egalitarian society with strong women against male-dominated, collapsing societies in an asteroid belt"--assembled here with "Legacy," a novella from the same series. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13990 Vinge, Joan D. WORLD'S END
(New York): Blue Jay Books Inc., (1984). 0312944683 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very nearly fine in an illustrated dust jacket that shows just some moderate age-toning. Jacket art is by Leo and Diane Dillon. 
Volume two in the "Snow Queen Cycle." The first novel, THE SNOW QUEEN, earned Vinge the 1981 Hugo. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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13991 Vinge, Vernor MAROONED IN REALTIME
New York: A BlueJay International Edition, (1986). 0312942958 First edition, first printing. Inscribed, dated (in the year of publication), and SIGNED by the author. Hardcover. Fine, in red boards with black spine titles; in a fine, illustrated dust jacket. 
Sequel to THE PEACE WAR. "The scope and grandeur of the plot mark this novel as a high point in hard SF creativity. Highly recommended."--SF Review. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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13992 Vinge, Vernor TRUE NAMES...and Other Dangers
(New York): Baen Books, (1987). 0671653636 First edition: Paperback Original. Mass market paperback. Pages uniformly age-toned, faint spine crease, else fine, as-new, in fine, as-new, illustrated wraps. With introductions for each story by the author. 
A former UC math prof, Vinge entered the new millenium by reaffirming his status as one of the most interesting hard sf writers of his generation. This important early collection gathers the title tale and four more, one co-written by his then wife, Joan. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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13993 Vinge, Vernor RAINBOWS END
New York: Tor / A Tom Doherty Associates Book, (2006). 0312856849 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
Hugo Award-winning science-fiction thriller set in a place and time as exciting and strange as any far-future world: San Diego, California, 2025. 
Price: 25.95 USD
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13994 Vinton, Victoria THE JUNGLE LAW
(San Francisco, CA): MacAdam/Cage, (2005). 1596921498 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"Vinton's exquisitely wrought portrayal of Rudyard Kipling in the unlikely landscape of late 19th-century Vermont is a joy to read."--Jenny McPhee. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13995 Viorst, Judith MURDERING MR. MONTI
New York/London/Tornonto/Sydney/Tokyo/Singapore: Simon & Schuster, (1994). 0671760742 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine, in gilt-lettered purple cloth shelfback over tan boards; in a faintly age-toned, else fine, dust jacket. 
"A middle-aged advice columnist's dedicated mothering leads her to plot the death of Mr. Monti, her son's future father-in-law--and, by the way, one of the three men Brenda slept with in a 24-hour quest to broaden her horizons."--LJ. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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13996 Vipont, Elfrida THE LARK ON THE WING
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston. (1970). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Patches of light fading to spine, otherwise a near fine copy in an pictorial dust jacket that is price-clipped. Wraparound jacket art by Michael Lowenbein. 
This title won the Library Association Carnegie Medal, the English equivalent of the Newbery Medal in America, awarded annually for an outstanding book for children written in English. A sequel to THE LARK IN THE MORN. An attractive copy. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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13997 Vivas, Eliseo DH LAWRENCE: The Failure And The Triumph Of Art
Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press, (1964). First paperback edition. Fine. 

Price: 10.00 USD
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13998 Vivian, E.C. FIELDS OF SLEEP
West Kingston, Rhode Island: Donald M. Grant, Publisher, 1980. First edition thus, limited to 1200 copies, SIGNED by the illustrator. Hardcover. Fine in a fine wraparound illustrated dust jacket (mild fading to the spine). The delicate jacket art, interior black-and-white illustrations, margin decorations, and tipped-in, SIGNED, color frontispiece are the work of Thomas Canty. 
This lost race novel, first published in 1923, tells of a hidden valley whose inhabitants are dependent upon a narcotic flower whose fragrance produces a strange ecstasy! Vivian also wrote weird thrillers as by "Jack Mann" about a psychic detective. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13999 Volk, Katherine BUDDIES IN BUDAPEST: An American War Nurse's Narrative
Los Angeles: Kellaway-Ide Co., (1936). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Some inevitable tanning to the textblock, else a fine copy in orange composition binding with blue lettering and illustrations; in a soiled, edgeworn dust jacket that shows some splashes of stain, chiefly to the rear panel. 
"A Vital Witness for Peace and a Stalwart Plea for International Goodwill." Autobiography of an American War Nurse who served in Budapest while her own country was still neutral. This copy SIGNED by the author, and dated in the year of publication. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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14000 Volkoff, Vladamir THE SET-UP
New York: Arbor House, (1985). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
Translated from the French by Alan Sheridan. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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