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13901 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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13902 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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13903 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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13904 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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13905 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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13906 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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13907 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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13908 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. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13909 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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13910 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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13911 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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13912 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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13913 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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13914 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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13915 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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13916 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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13917 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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13918 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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13919 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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13920 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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13921 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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13922 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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13923 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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13924 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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13925 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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13926 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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13927 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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13928 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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13929 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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13930 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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13931 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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13932 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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13933 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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13934 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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13935 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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13936 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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13937 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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13938 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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13939 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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13940 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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13941 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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13942 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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13943 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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13944 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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13945 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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13946 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. 
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13947 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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13948 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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13949 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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13950 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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13951 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. 
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13952 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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13953 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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13954 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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13955 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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13956 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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13957 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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13958 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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13959 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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13960 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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13961 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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13962 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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13963 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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13964 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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13965 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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13966 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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13967 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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13968 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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13969 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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13970 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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13971 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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13972 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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13973 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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13974 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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13975 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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13976 Volsky, Paula THE SORCERER'S LADY
New York: Ace Fantasy Books, (1986). 0441775330 First edition: Paperback Original. Mass market paperback. Near fine in illustrated wraps. An unread copy! 
First book in Volsky's trilogy which was continued with THE SORCERER'S HEIR and THE SORCERER'S CURSE. Very striking cover art by the masterful Don Maitz. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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13977 von Gronau, Wolfgang PIONIERFLUGE MIT DEM DORNIER "WAL"
Steinbebach-Worthsee, Germany: Luftahrt-Verlag Walter Zuerl/Ein Flieger Buch, [undated]. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in blue cloth with black spine lettering; map-decorated endpapers; in a near fine, mildly age-toned, lightly rubbed photo-pictorial dust jacket. 240 pages. Illustrated with photographs reproduced on coated stock inserts. 
Account by the German long distance flyer and WWI ace of his 1932 round-the-world flight with a three-man crew in the Dornier seaplane called the "Gronland-Wal" (Greenland Whale). In German. (auf Deutsch). 
Price: 50.00 USD
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13978 von Harbou, Thea; di Fate, Vincent, cover art METROPOLIS
New York, N. Y.: Ace Books, [circa 1970]. First edition thus: scarce re-issue in the Science Fiction from the Great Years series. The original 1927 English translation is used. Mass Market Paperback. Gleaming, as new, perfect, unread copy in wraps with extraordinary cover painting by award-winning sf artist Vincent di Fate. 
Von Harbou's novel of her and husband Fritz Lang's screenplay for his visually stunning sf film epic of 1926. The intro by Forry Ackerman was used in Ace's 1963 issue, which had Jack Gaughan cover art. Gaughan's title page art is retained here. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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13979 von Herzen, Lane COPPER CROWN
New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., (1991). 0688106889 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket with very faint creases. Jacket design by Honi Werner. 
SIGNED by the author to the title-page. The tale begins in 1913 Texas, in the small town of Copper Crown, where Allie, who is black, and Cass, who is white, meet and become friends. Von Herzen won the Los Angeles Arts Council Award for fiction in 1990. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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13980 von Tempski, Armine DUST: A Novel of Hawaii
Woodbridge, Connecticut: Ox Bow Press, (1991). 0918024862 Reprint; first edition published in 1928. Hardcover. A hint of soiling to the covers, else fine, in full ochre cloth with black lettering; no dust jacket, as issued. 
The tale of a dedicated youth who attempts to reconstruct the island of Kaho'olawe. Saxon Kingsley, von Tempski's hero, battles with opium runners and fights his own mysterious past to forge a new world, a "world he created out of dust." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13981 Vonnegut, Kurt SLAPSTICK: Or Lonesome No More!
Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1976. B000IHX4VW Limited first edition privately printed for members of The First Edition Society. Fine, in full light-brown leather, decorated and lettered in gilt, with hubbed spine, all edges gilt, silk endpapers, satin ribbon marker. Illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker. Contains a special introduction by Vonnegut exlusively for this edition only. 
"The closest I will ever come to writing an autobiography"--Vonnegut. "It depicts myself and my beautiful sister as monsters." Tale of genetically freakish twins--one will become president of the U.S. and the other will go on to colonize Mars. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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13982 Vonnegut, Kurt SLAPSTICK: Or Lonesome No More!
(New York): Delacorte Press, (1977). 044008046X Seventh printing. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"The closest I will ever come to writing an autobiography"--Vonnegut. "It depicts myself and my beautiful sister as monsters." Tale of genetically freakish twins--one will become president of the U.S. and the other will go on to colonize Mars. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13983 Vonnegut, Kurt, Jr. BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS: Or Goodbye Blue Monday
(New York): Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, (1973). 0385280890 Book club edition. Hardcover. Very good; in a shelfworn dust jacket with substantial fading to the spine. 
Vonnegut's seventh novel is "a tale of a meeting of two lonesome, skinny, fairly old white men on a planet which was dying fast"--Vonnegut. Kilgore Trout appears! With drawings by the author; jacket photo by Vonnegut's wife, Jill Krementz. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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13984 Vonnegut, Kurt, Jr. THE SIRENS OF TITAN
Norwalk, Connecticut: The Easton Press, (2003). B000K2MPVU First edition thus: SIGNED Limited Edition. New in gilt-decorated full dark green leather, hubbed spine, all edges gilt, decorative endpapers, satin ribbon marker. New in the publisher's original unopened shrinkwrap! 
A Collector's Edition, SIGNED by the author, issued by the Easton Press with the publisher's certificate of authenticity, 
Price: 300.00 USD
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13985 Vorderman, Don, editor AUTOMOBILE QUARTERLY, Fall 1969, Volume 8, Number 2
New York: Automobile Quarterly, Inc., 1969. First edition. Hardcover. Lower spine end bumped, light shelf wear at extremeties, otherwise very good plus without dust jacket as issued. 
Oblong quarto with illustrations and photographs in black-and-white and color throughout. Contains articles on the Ferrari GTB/4, the Cisitalia and Mercury. 222 pages. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13986 Vorderman, Don, editor AUTOMOBILE QUARTERLY, Summer 1970, Volume 8, Number 4
New York: Automobile Quarterly, Inc., 1970. First edition. Shelf wear on spine, otherwise very good plus. 
Oblong quarto with photographs and illustrations in color and black-and-white throughout. Contains articles on Allard, the J2X and the Corvair. Color photo of Mangusta on cover. 462 pages. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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13987 Vorderman, Don, editor AUTOMOBILE QUARTERLY, Spring 1970, Volume 8, Number 8
New York: Automobile Quarterly, Inc., 1970. First edition. Hardcover. Fine without dust jacket as issued. 
Oblong quarto with photographs and illustrations in black-and-white and color throughout. Contains articles on Stutz, the DV-32 and the C111. 342 pages. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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13988 Voss, Stuart F. ON THE PERIPHERY OF NINETEENTH-CENTURY MEXICO: Sonora and Sinaloa 1810-1877
Tucson, Arizona: The University of Arizona Press, (1982). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
This book examines the complex interactions of politics and economics that prevailed up to the rise of Porfirio Diaz. 318 pages including a bibliography and an index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13989 Voyutsky, S. COLLOID CHEMISTRY
Moscow: MIR Publishers, (1978). First edition in English; revised from the 1975 Russian Edition. Hardcover. Small, faint stain on foredge, lower spine end lightly bumped, else a near fine copy in green cloth, lettered in light blue; no dust jacket. 
The standard Russian university textbook for chemical engineering. Translated from the Russian by Nicholas Bobrov. Recommended literature, subject index, text figures, equations. 560 pages. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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13990 Vukcevich, Bosko S. DIVERSE FORCES IN YUGOSLAVIA: 1941-1945
(Los Angeles, CA): (Authors Unlimited), (1990). 1556660537 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in blue cloth with silver titles and rules to the front cover and spine; in a fine dust jacket. 
A discussion of the political decisions of the Comintern and the Yugoslav Communist Party, and how they were executed by the military. Quarto. 450 pages; notes, bibliography, appendices, abbreviations, index. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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13991 Vulliamy, C.E. CLERICAL ERROR
London: The Richards Press, 1946. Fourth printing: so stated on title-page. Hardcover. Patches of dampstain to upper page-edges, splaying to boards, thus very good minus; in a very good minus dust jacket, spine darkened and unreadable, nicking at spine ends, soiling, tiny area of dampstain. 
"An absorbing story...contains an admirably described murder-trial."--Compton Mackenzie. Originally issued as THE VICAR'S EXPERIMENTS. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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13992 Vulliamy, C.E. DON AMONG THE DEAD MEN
(London): Penguin Books, (1955). First paperback edition. Penguin Books #1073. Rear inner hinge tape reinforced, a half inch tear at the lower rear edge, reading creases, minor stains, else good in wraps. 
Uniform green and white covers. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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13993 Waddington, C.H. O.R. IN WORLD WAR 2: Operation Research Against The U-boat
London: Elek Science, (1973). 023615463X First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Hint of rubbing to the covers, else fine, unread in illustrated boards; issued without dust jacket. Quarto. 253 pages; indexed. Tables and figures. 
A detailed account of the application of OR in the war against the U-boats, originally written in 1946-47 and then first published due to the changing political climate which caused the Security Authorities to withdraw permission for publication. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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13994 Waddington, T.C., editor NON-AQUEOUS SOLVENT SYSTEMS
London and New York: Academic Press, 1965. First edition. Hardcover. Address rubber-stamped to the front pastedown, shallow, dime-sized abrasion (publishing flaw) to the top edge of front endpaper, else near fine in black cloth with gilt titles and rules to a burgundy panel to the spine; no dust jacket. 
Each chapter contains an in-depth account of a particular solvent or group of solvents written by an experienced specialist in the relevant field of discussion. 408 pages; figures; tables; author index; and subject index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13995 Wade, Henry THE VERDICT OF YOU ALL
New York: Payson & Clarke Ltd., (1927). First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Dust soiling to page edges, wear and very light abrasion at the extremities, fading of titling to front cover and spine, which also shows a patch of stain; thus, very good plus, in green cloth with blue lettering; lacking the dust jacket. 
"The perennial tale of the attractive young man who is engaged to the boss's daughter: is he good or bad?"--Barzun and Taylor. This important golden age author's first mystery novel. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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13996 Wade, Henry THE MISSING PARTNERS
London: Constable & Co Ltd, 1928. First edition. Faun cloth with titles, rules, and publisher's device in orange. Hardcover. Remains of a large bookplate to the front endpaper, rear endpaper has paper residue, offsetting to the endsheets; covers are shelfworn, frayed, faded, soiled, and display two tiny spots of stain to the spine, else good; lacking the rare dust jacket. 
Map of Liverpool and Southport as a frontispiece. Henry Wade, a staunch advocate of the classical detective novel in its purest form, was a practioner of the modern British realistic school and a master of the police novel. A rare early title. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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13997 Wade, Henry THE DYING ALDERMAN
London: Constable & Co Ltd, (1930). First edition. From the distinguished detective library of Adrian Homer Goldstone, with his attractive bookplate to the front pastedown endpaper. Hardcover. Tanned offsetting to the half-title and last leaf, small chip to the corner of page 17, small spot of stain to the title-page; the spine has faded, mild soiling and edge fading to the covers, else very good in blue cloth with red titles; no dust jacket. 
"Holds up extremely well. There is narrative economy, the right kind of antagonism between police officers, sufficient characterization, unbroken suspense, subdued wit, local color, and a first-rate plot with a fine twist at the end."--Barzun & Taylor. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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13998 Wade, Henry MIST ON THE SALTINGS
London: Constable and Company Ltd, 1933. First edition. From the distinguished detective collection of Adrian Homer Goldstone, with his attractive bookplate to the front pastedown. Hardcover. Mild offsetting to the endsheets, else a near fine, fresh copy in later state (Cooper & Pike) red cloth with black spine lettering and rules, decorated with black vertical lines to the front cover; in a fine high quality FACSIMILE dust jacket. 
A golden age British detective novel by a pioneer in the police procedural technique. An "outsider" is found dead on the shore when the tide goes out, and the police must overcome the locals' reticence to solve the case. A nice copy of an elusive book! 
Price: 500.00 USD
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13999 Wade, R.G.; Harding, T.D. THE MARSHALL ATTACK
Dallas, Texas: Chess Digest, Inc., (1974). First U.S. edition, first printing. Contemporary Chess Openings. Hardcover. Fine, in carmine boards with gilt spine titling, bright pink upper page edge tint; in an age-toned, else fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
Provides a comprehensive repertoire for Black against the Ruy Lopez, built around Black's reliable counter-attacking system -- the Marshall Attack. 256 pages, including index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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14000 Wade, Robert J. STAGING TV PROGRAMS AND COMMERCIALS: How to Plan and Execute Sets, Props and Production Facilities
New York: Hastings House, Publishers, (1954). First edition. Hardcover. Tiny drop of glue to the front cover, upper corner tip lightly bumped, else a very good plus copy; in a very good plus dust jacket with light crease wear to the shelf edges, shallow chips to the spine head, and a small minor stain to the rear panel. 
Illustrated with numerous figure drawings of equipment, props, construction and floor plans, and with marvelous photographs of actual sets and scenic techniques, this clearly detailed handbook is a how-to classic and a film history document. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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