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14301 Wells, H.G. et al SOCIALISM AND THE GREAT STATE: Essays in Construction
New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1912. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Minor wear to the crown of the spine, else near fine in original green cloth with spine and cover titles gilt; lacking the dust jacket. Tall octavo. [379] pages. A tight clean copy--probably unread. 
Essays by H.G. Wells, Frances Evelyn Warwick, L. G. Chiozza Money, E. Ray Lankester, C. J. Bond, E. S. P. Haynes, Cecil Chesterton, Cicely Hamilton, Roger Fry, G. R. S. Taylor, Conrad Noel, Herbert Trench, and Hugh P. Vowles. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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14302 Wells, Henry W. TRADITIONAL CHINESE HUMOR: A Study in Art and Literature
Bloomington & London: Indiana University Press, (1971). 253189209 First edition. Hardcover. Blacked-out price to the front free endpaper, else very nearly fine in natural cloth with black Chinese character to the front cover; in a decorative dust jacket with light age-toning to the spine panel and flap folds. Jacket designed by Guy Fleming. 
A study of Chinese humor as it appears in sculpture, poetry, drama, and prose, analyzing its range from the macabre to the highly refined, from outspoken to subtle. 242 pages, twelve black-and-white plates, selected bibliography, notes, index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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14303 Wells, Lee NIGHT OF THE RUNNING MAN
New York: St. Martin's, (1981). First edition. Hardcover. Lightly bumped lower corner tips, else a near fine copy in a near fine, price-clipped dust jacket. 
The author's first novel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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14304 Wells, Lee E. THE LONG NOOSE
London: T.V. Boardman & Company Limited, (1953). First U.K. edition. Hardcover. Very good plus with stain spots to spine, faint offsetting to endpapers, tanning to pages, and light edgewear; in dust jacket with a number of substantial chips, tears, creases and nicks, and small interior chips to front panel and spine. 
Dust jacket illustration is intact, however, and it's a honey: bright, action-packed, colorful depiction of a three-way slugfest, with two of the combatants armed and one astride a very spooked horse. A Five Point Western Novel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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14305 Wells, Lee E. THE LONG NOOSE
New York: Rinehart & Company, Inc., (1953). First edition. Hardcover. Near fine with a very slight lean, pages uniformly tanned, spine head and tail lightly rumpled; in dust jacket with tiny nicks to spine ends, a couple of minute closed edge tears to rear panel, and with some age-toning to the rear panel. 
A Texas panhandle western with mystery and detective elements. The cover illustration by Mort Kuntsler depicts the brothers Hall standing shoulder to shoulder in a deserted, sun-beaten main street. A bright, attractive copy. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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14306 Wells, Martha THE ELEMENT OF FIRE
New York: Tor / A Tom Doherty Associates Book, (1993). 0312853742 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, a tight, sharp, virtually as-new copy in a like illustrated dust jacket, artwork by Eric Peterson. 
"A richly detailed world of court intrigue, family tensions, and magical marvels."--Steven Gould. "A fascinating read...I had to finish it in one fell swoop."--Anne McCaffrey. The author's critically praised and award-winning debut, scarce in the first! 
Price: 175.00 USD
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14307 Wells, Stuart N., III THE SCIENCE FICTION HEROIC FANTASY AUTHOR INDEX
Duluth, Minnesota: Purple Unicorn Books, (1978). 093199800X First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in gilt-lettered blue buckram; no dust jacket, as issued. 
Checklist of "fantasy of the R.E. Howard and J.R.R. Tolkien variety" with first publication details. 185 pages, including appendices on series, award winners, and selected bibliography. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14308 Welsh, Louise THE CUTTING ROOM
(New York, New York): Canongate, (2003). 1841953830 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
First hardcover publication of the winner of CWA Creasey Dagger for Best First Mystery 2002. "One of the most intriguing, assured and unputdownable debuts to come out of Scotland in recent years."--Sunday Times. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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14309 Welty, James R. and Wicks, Charles E. and Wilson, Robert E. FUNDAMENTALS OF MOMENTUM, HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER
New York: John Wiley & Sons, (1969). Early printing. Hardcover. Previous owner's address label on the front endpaper, neat underlining on one page, else a near fine copy in dark brown cloth lettered in silver; no dust jacket. 
697 pages, appendices, index. Figures and equations. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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14310 Werner, Carl Avery TOBACCOLAND
New York: The Tobacco Leaf Publishing Company, (1922). First edition. Hardcover. Neat signature to the first blank leaf, else a near fine copy in original brown cloth with titles and pipe smoking American Indian (by Paul Avery Werner) in gilt to the spine and front cover; no dust jacket. A handsome book in superior condition. 
A book about tobacco; its history, legends, literature, cultivation, social and hygenic influences, commercial development, industrial processes and government regulation. Fully illustrated with over 80 drawings, facsimiles, and photographs. 474 pages. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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14311 Wernick, Robert THE HILL OF FORTUNE
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1951. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in duel-toned dark grey and light grey cloth; in a fine illustrated dust jacket. Gothic jacket art by Douglas Gorsline. 
A lovely copy of the second novel by the author of the well-received (and now neglected) war novel THE FREEBOOTERS. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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14312 Weschler, Lawrence CALAMITIES OF EXILE: Three Nonfiction Novels
(Chicago): The University of Chicago Press, (1998). 0226893936 First edition, first printing. SIGNED by the author. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Tales of three expatriates (an Iraqui, a Czech, and an Afrikaner), who try to do the right thing with regard to a totalitarian regime holding sway over each's homeland. "A work of questioning and of beauty, too."--David Remnick. "A magical writer." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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14313 Wescott, Glenway THE GRANDMOTHERS: A Family Portrait
New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1927. First edition, first printing. The Harper Prize Novel promotional band is spine-darkened and nicked but present! Hardcover. A bright near fine copy: tiny flecks in front outer hinge, miniscule spots of stain to upper edge; an age-darkened dust jacket with some light nicking, splitting at flapfold, and edge tears--tape reinforced at the inside of the spine crown. 
"The best of Wescott's three books is subtitled "A Family Portrait" and consists of a series of biographies of the people whose pictures Alwyn Tower, the central intelligence, finds in an old family album."--Roy W. Meyer. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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14314 Wesley, Valerie Wilson WHEN DEATH COMES STEALING
New York: Putnam, (1994). 0399139494 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
The debut Tamara Hayle mystery. Dated and SIGNED by the author to the title-page. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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14315 Wesley, Valerie Wilson DEVIL'S GONNA GET HIM
New York: Putnam, (1995). 0399140271 First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
A Tamara Hayle mystery. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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14316 Wesley, Valerie Wilson WHERE EVIL SLEEPS
New York: Putnam, (1996). First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
A Tamara Hayle mystery. Review copy with materials laid in. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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14317 Wessel, John KISS IT GOODBYE
(New York): (Simon & Schuster), (2001). 0684870630 First edition: Advance Reading Copy. Proof. Fine in glossy, color illustrated wraps. 
"With one eye on reverence and the other on the future, John Wessel has reinvigorated the private eye novel. Anyone interested in the genre and its possibilities should check out Wessel's action. KISS IT GOODBYE is a good place to start."--Pelecanos. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14318 Wessel, John KISS IT GOODBYE
(New York): (Simon & Schuster), (2001). 0684870630 First edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in bright yellow wraps. 
"With one eye on reverence and the other on the future, John Wessel has reinvigorated the private eye novel. Anyone interested in the genre and its possibilities should check out Wessel's action. KISS IT GOODBYE is a good place to start."--Pelecanos. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14319 Wessell, John PRETTY BALLERINA
(New York): Simon & Schuster, (1998). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
Review copy with promotional materials laid in. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14320 West, Cameron THE MEDICI DAGGER
New York: Pocket Books, (2001). 0743420357 First edition: Advance Reading Copy. Proof. Fine in color illustrated wraps. 
The first novel by the psychologist and author of the memoir FIRST PERSON SINGULAR: MY LIFE AS A MULTIPLE. This adventure-thriller features a Hollywood stuntman searching for a treasure by means of a coded map left by Leonardo da Vinci. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14321 West, Charles RAT'S NEST
New York: Walker, (1990). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 

Price: 12.50 USD
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14322 West, Cindy STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE'S HOLIDAY LIBRARY
New York: Random House, 1983. 0394853199 First edition, first printing. Four-volume set, housed in a slipcase. Hardcover. All four volumes (each 4 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches) are fine in color-illustrated boards; in a fine color-illustrated slip-case. As new! Sustendal, Pat 
Four little hardcovers color-illustrated by Pat Sustendal and housed neatly in a color illustrated, washable slip-case make an adorable gift set. Each book is a Strawberryland holiday story: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day and Christmas. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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14323 West, D.J. PSYCHICAL RESEARCH TODAY
(Harmondsworth, Middlesex): Penguin Books, (1962). First revised edition. Fine in wraps. 
Paperback. Fascinating tales of ghosts, poltergeists, diviners, mediums, and extra-sensory perception. Contains eight black-and-white photographs. 224 pages including an index. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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14324 West, Eugenia Lovett WITHOUT WARNING
New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Minotaur, (2007). 0312371136 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
In this start of a new series West introduces former opera star and Boston blueblood Emma Streat. Emma's husband, Lewis, CEO of a defense company, dies mysteriously. Emma investigates, at risk to herself, and discovers several other deaths. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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14325 West, Jessamyn THE MASSACRE AT FALL CREEK
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1975). First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in dust jacket. 

Price: 25.00 USD
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14326 West, Jessamyn THE LIFE I REALLY LIVED
New York and London: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1979). 015151562X Publisher's reprint. Hardcover. Light creasing to the first blank leaf, else fine in beige linen cloth with green flecked endpapers; in a mildly age-toned illustrated dust jacket with very minor wear to the jacket edges. Jacket design by Paul Bacon. 
SIGNED by the author to the first blank leaf. A novel written as the memoirs of Orpha Chase, a fictional author of family fiction, which exposes her sordid and difficult past. West is the author and co-screenwriter of THE FRIENDLY PERSUASION. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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14327 West, John O. TOM LEA: Artist In Two Mediums
Austin, Texas: Steck-Vaughn Company, (1967). First edition. Tape reinforcement and yellowing at the inner hinges, outer spine , and along the inner and outer edge of the front cover. Library stamp on the front cover, the lower page edges and the copyright page. A good sound reading copy in stiff stapled wraps. 
Southwest Writers series number five. Black and white illustrations. 44 pages including a selected bibliography. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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14328 West, Kingsley A TIME FOR VENGEANCE
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1961. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in like dust jacket with very light wear, one short closed edge tear, and price sticker and paper clip ghosts to front flap. 
A Double D Western. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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14329 West, Mae DIAMOND LIL
New York: Sheridan House, (1949). First edition thus. Inscribed and SIGNED by West to actor Richard Coogan, best known for his portrayal of Captain Video from 1949-1950. Hardcover. A couple of nicked, abraded indentations to upper shelf edges and lower spine, mild soiling and shelfwear to the covers, else very good; lacking the dust jacket. 
Based upon La West's stage sensation, in turn the basis for her sophomore screen effort, 1933's SHE DONE HIM WRONG, this reissue of the Gay Nineties-set yarn was timed to correspond with the play's 1949 Broadway revival with West reprising the title role. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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14330 West, Morris THE WORLD IS MADE OF GLASS
New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1983. 0688020313 First U.S. edition, first printing: Review copy, with review slip affixed to front free endpaper. Hardcover. Fine in a fine, if mildly age-toned, illustrated dust jacket. 
Novel based on a case history recorded in the autobiography of Carl Gustav Jung "depicts Jung's life in 1913, when he was suffering from nervous breakdown. West parallels Sherlockian detective work with psychoanalytic process."--kirjasto. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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14331 West, Morris MASTERCLASS
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1991). 0312058950 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
The Australian author of SHOES OF THE FISHERMAN has woven together a modern morality tale, an art-world thriller, and a superb murder mystery. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14332 West, Nathanael THE DAY OF THE LOCUST
New York: Random House, [undated] B0006AOI3Y Book-of-the-Month Club edition. Hardcover. Mild spine slant, light use, thus about near fine, in rose cloth with printed spine label, black upper page-edge tint; in a lightly edgeworn near fine dust jacket which replicates the artwork of the first edition. 
The quintessential Hollywood novel, "brilliant, savage and arresting" (Dorothy Parker), here in a book club issue which mimics the look of the first edition. Filmed by John Schlesinger in 1975 with Donald Sutherland, Karen Black and William Atherton. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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14333 West, Owen SHARKMAN SIX
New York: Simon & Schuster, (2001). 0743205421 First edition: Uncorrected Proof, with publisher's promotional sheet laid in. Proof. Fine in bright yellow printed wraps. 
A debut novel of war by a former Marine captain who uses his insights to depict military functions and misfunctions. Set in Somalia, this fast-paced adventure features Marine Gavin Kelly who is pressed to make amends for his father's cowardice in Vietnam. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14334 West, Paul THE TENT OF THE ORANGE MIST
New York/London/Toronto/Sydney/Tokyo/Singapore: Scribner, (1995). 0684800314 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"West's assured rendering of the Japanese invasion of Nanking in the 1930s makes the story of Scald Ibis universal, and his graceful prose makes this novel both a terror and a joy to read."--Kathryn Harrison. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14335 West, Rebecca THE THINKING REED
New York: The Viking Press, 1936. First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Age-darkening to endsheets, else fine, in gleaming red binding with matching red upper page-edge coloring, gilt titling and rules; in a faintly age-toned, very lightly rubbed dust jacket with minor edgewear, and a tiny sticker scar to rear flap. 
Witty comedy of manners in the tradition of Congreve, Sterne and Sheridan. The "thinking reed," a beautiful, young and intelligent American, struggles to find her place in the over-civilized world of pre-depression Europe. The title is from Pascal. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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14336 West, Wallace THE BIRD OF TIME
Hicksville, New York: Gnome Press, Inc., (1959). First edition, one of 2,898 copies printed and bound. Hardcover. Near fine in dark red boards, with pages tanned (as usual); in a near fine, illustrated dust jacket that has some small creases to the top and bottom of the spine panel. 
THE BIRD OF TIME is a unique, romantic, sf adventure that begins on Mars and proceeds to race across the galaxy. West was a prolific writer whose career lasted from the late-twenties to the late-sixties. He also wrote LORDS OF ATLANTIS. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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14337 West, Wallace LORDS OF ATLANTIS
New York: Avalon Books/Thomas Bouregy and Company, (1960). First edition, first printing. Jacket art by Ed Emshwiller. Hardcover. Very faint foxing to page edges, endsheets, else fine, in terra-cotta cloth with black spine lettering; in a very good plus dust jacket, lightly worn at the extremities, faded to the spine panel, and with a 2-inch closed tear to upper front panel. 
"The 'Great Legend' series. A prehistoric Martian colony established in the dry basin later to become the Mediterranean Sea is torn by melodramatic court intrigue and faces the danger of an approaching comet."--Tuck. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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14338 West, Wallace THE BIRD OF TIME
Hicksville, New York: Gnome Press, Inc., (1959). B0007DYMHW First edition, one of 2,898 copies printed and bound. Hardcover. Pages tanned, as expected, faint foxing and offsetting to endsheets, thus very good plus; in a lightly dampstained, mildly soiled, lightly nicked very good plus dust jacket. Jacket by W.I. Van de Poel, Jr. 
"The dramatic and occasionally hilarious adventures of Martian birdwoman Yahna and Earthman Bill Newsome in the conflict between their worlds."--Tuck. Fixup of four pulp tales, published in ASF and TWS between 1936 and 1953. Title is from Omar Khayyam. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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14339 West, Wallace OUTPOSTS IN SPACE
New York: Avalon Books/Thomas Bouregy and Company, Inc., (1962). B0007F13G8 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Faint foxing to page edges, very faint, else fine, in terra-cotta cloth with black spine titles; in a nearly fine, very faintly foxed, very slightly spine-faded, illustrated dust jacket with artwork by Ed Emshwiller. 
Prelude: "Moon Madness" (WEIRD TALES, August 1931); Part I: "Moon Dance"; Part II: "Outlaw"; Part III: "No War Tomorrow"; Part IV: "Haunted Centennial." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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14340 Westbrook, Robert THE MAGIC GARDEN OF STANLEY SWEETHEART
New York: Crown, (1969). First edition. Hardcover. MGM film library and file copy stamped on the front endpaper else a very good copy in a shelf-worn dust jacket. 

Price: 10.00 USD
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14341 Westbrook, Robert LEFT-HANDED POLICEMAN
New York: Crown, (1986). 0517559536 First edition. Hardcover. Near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with traces of wear at the edges. 

Price: 25.00 USD
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14342 Westbrook, Robert LADY LEFT
New York: Crown, (1990). First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
A Left-Handed Policeman novel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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14343 Westerfeld, Scott MIDNIGHTERS, VOLUME 3: BLUE NOON
(New York, NY): EOS/An imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, (2005). 0060519576 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
A mystery of paranormal logic, a tale of ancient evil and chilling sacrifice in Bixby Oklahoma featuring five teenagers --the midnighters. The third book in the series. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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14344 Westerman, John HIGH CRIMES
(New York): Soho, (1988). First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 

Price: 15.00 USD
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14345 Westerman, John HONOR FARM
New York: Pocket Books, (1996). First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
Review copy with materials laid in. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14346 Westerson, Jeri VEIL OF LIES
New York: St. Martin's Minotaur, (2008). 0312379773 First edition, first printing. SIGNED by the author to the title page. Hardcover. Fine in black textured boards with metalic-red titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket. 
The first in a series featuring Crispin Guest. "This authentically detailed medieval mystery has an intriguingly dark edge that will appeal to fans of both historical fiction and noir." --Margaret Flanagan. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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14347 Westfahl, Gary and Slusser, George, edited by NURSERY REALMS: Children in the Worlds of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror
Athens and London: The University of Georgia Press, (1999). 0820320951 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in lilac cloth with white spine titling; no dust jacket, as issued. 
Fascinating collection of original essays, most of which were first presented at the 15th Annual Eaton Conference on SF and Fantasy. Topics include ENDER'S GAME, E.T., TERMINATOR II, George MacDonald, I.B. Singer, Peter Pan, Stephen King, Anne Rice, more. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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14348 Westheimer, David SONG OF THE YOUNG SENTRY
Boston: Little Brown and Company, (1968). First edition. Inscribed and SIGNED (twice) by the author to the title-page. Hardcover. A near fine and possibly unread copy; in a lightly shelfworn illustrated dust jacket with minor wear and a thin band of age-toning to the extremities. Jacket illustration by Shannon Stirnweis. 
A novel about the trials and triumphs of Allied prisoners in World War II, by David Westheimer, the author of VAN RYAN'S EXPRESS and who as major in the U.S. Air Force, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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14349 Westheimer, David GOING PUBLIC
London: Michael Joseph, (1973). First U.K. edition. Hardcover. Near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. 
Inscribed and SIGNED by the author. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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14350 Westin, Helen INTRODUCING THE SONG SHEET: A Collector's Guide with Current Price List
Nashville/New York: Thomas Nelson, Inc., Publishers (1976). 0840743254 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Quarto. 160 pages; 17 color plate pages. 
This comprehensive guide contains a diverse collection of tin pan alley song sheets listed by categories, themes and time periods. Included are short histories of the productions, a Walt Disney section, and a cover art section with facsimile autographs. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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14351 Westlake, Donald E. ADIOS, SCHEHERAZADE: The Secret Life of a Sensuous Man
(New York, New York): A Signet Book from New American Library, (1971). First paperback edition, first printing. Signet #Q4802. Original .95 price. Mass market paperback. Faint reading creases to spine, very mild creases to front cover, very light wear to exteme shelf edges, unfaded, tight, square and very good plus in red printed wraps. A very well-preserved, elusive collectible. 
The three-time Edgar award-winning author, draws on his writing-publishing experiences in this humorous spoof. A fledgling porno-writer sets out to write the dirtiest book and gets side-tracked with ghost-writing, movie-deals, Playboy articles, etc. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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14352 Westlake, Donald E. LEVINE
New York: The Mysterious Press, (1984). 0892960639 First trade edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
LEVINE is an episodic saga, a series of six novellas laying open for examination the life of a Brooklyn cop, and dedicated to his job but living in constant fear of the moment when his ailing heart finally stops. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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14353 Westlake, Donald E. NOBODY'S PERFECT
New York: M. Evans & Company, Inc., (1977). 0871312492 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine; in a price-clipped, else near fine illustrated dust jacket that shows some mild age-toning to the predominantly white jacket. 
The Dortmunder gang, "those five hapless but loveable hoodlums who bungled their way through THE HOT ROCK, BANK SHOT, and JIMMY THE KID" are off again (in more ways than one) in pursuit of the big score. One of his more elusive books. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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14354 Westlake, Donald E. THE HOT ROCK
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1970). 0671205412 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. No remainder mark. Superb copy! 
John Dortmunder and company are hired by an U.N. African Ambassador to steal the famed Balabomo Emerald from the hands of a rival African country. Filmed in 1972 with direction by Peter Yates, starring Robert Redford, George Segal, and Moses Gunn. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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14355 Westlake, Donald E. HIGH ADVENTURE
New York: Mysterious Press, (1985). 0892961236 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine; in a fine, mildly age-toned dust jacket with wraparound art by David Tamura. 
"The master of the rolling scam has done it again...a comic romp through Latin American politics, drug smuggling, international con games and romance."--James Grady. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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14356 Westlake, Donald E. GIVE TILL IT HURTS: A Christmas Story
New York: The Mysterious Bookshop, 1993. First edition: an original chapbook. Mild age-toning, else fine in decorated, stapled wraps. 
A Dortmunder tale written by Westlake expressly for this holiday gift chapbook printed by Carolyn and Otto Penzler for friends and "valued clients" of their storied mystery book shop. A nifty Westlake item. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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14357 Westlake, Donald E. GOD SAVE THE MARK
(New York, New York): Signet Books, (1968). First edition thus: movie tie-in paperback edition. Signet #T3625; cover price, $.75. A brilliant, fine, unread copy in illustrated wraps with cover blurb which reads, ''TV star Bill Cosby makes his screen debut in the motion picture production of GOD SAVE THE MARK.'' The film was never released! 
Scarce edition of Westlake's Edgar winner. "Splendid action-farce, a delightful comedy of character, and a brief encyclopedia on the art of the con...will go down as one of the most entertaining episodes in suspense novel history."--NY Times Book Review. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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14358 Westlake, Donald E. WHY ME
(New York, N.Y.): Tor/A Tom Doherty Associates Book, (1985). 0812510526 First paperback edition. Mild spine creasing, pages and covers lightly age-toned, else a nearly fine copy in illustrated wraps. 
Dortmunder lifts a gem from a pawn shop only to discover it is the world's most valuable ruby, the Byzantine Fire, which has just been boosted by somebody else! This Dortmunder yarn is oddly scarce in all its incarnations. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14359 Westlake, Donald E. GOOD BEHAVIOR
New York: Mysterious Press, (1985). 0892962400 First edition, limited issue: one of 26 lettered copies produced especially for Neiman-Marcus and SIGNED by Westlake. This is letter ''V.'' Hardcover. Fine in black cloth stamped in bronze with titles, border device, and publisher's logo. In matching black cloth slipcase. 
SIGNED by Westlake and lettered on the tipped-in limitation page, and also SIGNED and lettered on a laid-in limitation card which is embossed in bronze and whose form-cut outline matches the front cover border device. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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14360 Westlake, Donald E. DROWNED HOPES
New York: The Mysterious Press, (1990). First edition, limited issue: one of 26 deluxe lettered presentation copies, SIGNED by the author. This is letter ''J.'' Fine in gilt-lettered turquoise leatherette and matching slipcase. 
A Dortmunder novel. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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14361 Westlake, Donald E. DROWNED HOPES
New York: The Mysterious Press, (1990). 0892961783 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Textblock tanned, as usual, else fine in a fine dust jacket. 
John Dortmunder, "anti-hero of such comic crime classics as THE HOT ROCK and GOOD BEHAVIOR," returns home at dawn after another failed burglary to be greeted by an old cell-mate with a bizarre plan to recover $700,000 in stolen money. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14362 Westlake, Donald E. NOBODY'S PERFECT
New York: M. Evans & Company, Inc., (1977). 0871312492 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
The Dortmunder gang, "those five hapless but loveable hoodlums who bungled their way through THE HOT ROCK, BANK SHOT, and JIMMY THE KID" are off again (in more ways than one) in pursuit of the big score. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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14363 Westlake, Donald E. DON'T ASK
New York: The Mysterious Press, 1993. 0892964693 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"Dortmunder is back--hurrah!"--The New York Times Book Review. Another misadventure from the annals of "the burglar king of the bungled caper."--Playboy. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14364 Westlake, Donald E. PUT A LID ON IT
(New York, N.Y.): Mysterious Press/Warner Books/An AOL Time Warner, (2002). 0892967188 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in white-lettered black boards; in a fine, as-new, illustrated dust jacket. 
"Crime-caper Grand Master Westlake channeling Ross Thomas...The president's campaign committee needs a burglary performed, and they've learned from Watergate: if you need a burglary, hire a professional burglar...top-shelf Westlake."--Booklist. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14365 Westlake, Donald E. MONEY FOR NOTHING
New York: Mysterious Press/Warner Books, (2003). 0892967870 First edition, first printing: Advance Reading Copy. Hardcover. Fine in photo-pictorial wraps. 
Stand-alone mystery. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14366 Westlake, Donald E. BABY, WOULD I LIE?
(New York): The Mysterious Press, (1994). 0892965320 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine in green over maroon boards with gilt titles and devices to the spine; in a fine dust jacket. 
Comic caper novel focused on the murder trial of a country music star. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14367 Weston, Carolyn DANJU GIG
New York: Random House, (1969). First edition. Hardcover. Light shelfwear to the bottom edges, else very good plus in a very good plus dust jacket with a trifle wear to the spine edge. 
Inscribed and SIGNED by the author. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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14368 Wetanson, Burt and Hoobler, Thomas THE HUNTERS
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1978. 0385129351 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Trace of label residue to front free endsheet, else fine, in tan boards; in a price-clipped, age-toned, lightly worn, near fine dust jacket that shows a hint of remainder spray to lower edges. Jacket art by Steven Stroud. 
A mysterious pair known as The Couple promise the good citizens of Bear Paw, Montana eternal happiness in exchange for total trust in them. After a bus ride to a long-abandoned ghost town, the pilgrims see the space ship that is to carry them away. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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14369 Whalley, Peter OLD MURDERS
New York: Doubleday, (1989). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Lightly bumped upper corner tips, very slight lean, else very good plus in a near fine dust jacket. 

Price: 10.00 USD
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14370 Wharton, Edith MADAME DE TREYMES AND OTHERS: Four Novelettes
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1970). First edition. Hardcover. Fine, in black cloth; in a mildly age-toned dust jacket that exhibits some nearly imperceptible fading to the spine panel. 
Collects the four novelettes: "The Touchstone" (1900), "Sanctuary" (1903), "Madame de Treymes" (1907), and "Bunner Sisters" (1916). Jacket design by Jeanyee Wong. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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14371 Wharton, Edith WORKS OF EDITH WARTON
New York: Avenel Books, (1987). 0517628554 First edition thus. Hardcover. Pages uniformly age-toned, else a very nearly fine copy; in a likewise mildly age-toned pictorial dust jacket. 
Comprises ETHAN FROME, THE HOUSE OF MIRTH, and TALES OF MEN AND GHOSTS. With an introduction by Ruth Lake Tepper, and illustrated with more than 32 period illustrations. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14372 Wharton, Edith; selected and introduced by Anita Brookner THE STORIES OF EDITH WHARTON
(London): Simon Schuster, (1988). 0671655272 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Pages uniformly tanned, else fine, as-new; in a fine, as-new dust jacket. 
Love, marriage, sexual passion, divorce, adultery and illegitimacy are some of the themes explored in these stories; there are also examples of her satiric tales and one or two ghost stories. "A bewitching writer."--Brookner. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14373 Wheat, Carolyn FRESH KILLS
New York: Berkley Prime Crime, (1995). 0425147851 First edition, second printing. SIGNED by the author. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Sleuth Cass Jameson, Brooklyn lawyer probes the underworld of black market adoptions. "An admirable heroine whose toughness and vulnerability are perfectly balanced."--Mystery Scene. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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14374 Wheat, Carolyn MEAN STREAK
New York: Berkley Prime Crime, (1996). 0425153177 First edition, first printing. SIGNED by the author. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"Law enforcement emerges as a dirtier and much more interesting sport than mud wrestling when Brooklyn lawyer Cass Jameson, last seen in the well-received Fresh Kills, agrees to defend an ex-lover charged with bribery."--Publisher's Weekly. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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14375 Wheat, Carolyn SWORN TO DEFEND
New York: Berkley Prime Crime, (1998). 0425163032 First edition, first printing. Dated and SIGNED by the author. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Brooklyn criminal lawyer Cass Jameson finally has an innocent client. But she later finds out that Keith Jernigan is guilty of a crime far worse than the robbery she proved he didn't commit. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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14376 Wheat, Carolyn TALES OUT OF SCHOOL
Norfolk, Virginia: Crippen & Landru Publishers, 2000. 1885941471 First edition, limited issue: #15 of 225 numbered copies, SIGNED by Wheat; with staple-bound pamphlet story in rear pastedown pocket. Hardcover. Fine in gilt-stamped blue cloth, in pictorial dust jacket with artwork by Victoria Russell. At the rear is a pocketed chapbook of a Wheat story entitled ''Life, for Short.'' 
First short story collection by the creator of Cass Jameson, one of the earliest female detectives in a crime series. Comprises nineteen tales, including a Sherlockian pastiche and appearances by Cass and cats. Brief intro blurbs to each yarn by Wheat. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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14377 Wheat, Carolyn TROUBLED WATERS
New York: Berkley Prime Crime, (1997). 0425157849 First edition, first printing. Dated and SIGNED by the author. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
Brooklyn defense attorney Cass Jameson faces the most difficult case of her career when she is called upon to defend her brother Ron against a murder charge from years ago. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14378 Wheatley, Dennis THE SATANIST
London: Hutchinson of London, (1976). 0090582020 Fourth impression of the Lymington Edition. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a very nearly fine illustrated dust jacket with a hint of edge wear. 
"The ritual murder of Teddy Morden convinces Colonel Verney that the Soviets have finally harnessed occult powers. Fearing for the peace of the world, he appoints Barney Sullivan to penetrate their perfidious secrets."--fantasticfiction. Nifty reprint. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14379 Wheatley, Dennis THE WANTON PRINCESS
London: Hutchinson of London, (1970). 0091053307 First edition thus. Lymington Edition #47. Hardcover. Fine in gilt-titled black cloth; in a price-clipped and lightly rubbed illustrated dust jacket. 
A thriller featuring Roger Brook, Prime Minister Pitt's most resourceful secret agent, by the prolific author of stylish thrillers and occult novels that made him one of the world's best-selling authors in the 1950s and 1960s. An attractive edition. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14380 Wheatley, Henry B. THE DEDICATION OF BOOKS to Patron and Friend: A Chapter in Literary History
London: Elliot Stock, 1887. First edition. Green beveled cloth with pages untrimmed, decorated with a cover medallion of an owl in bright gold, spine and cover titles gilt. Hardcover. Decorative endpapers age-toned at the margins, endsheets tanned (as usual), else a fine, unopened copy with the leaves uncut, green ribbon-marker. Small octavo. 257 pages; indexed. A handsome book indeed. 
Chapters include: Early Dedications; The Shakespearean Dedications; Political and Satirical Dedications; Dryden's Dedications; Playwrights' Dedications; Eighteenth Century Dedications; Dr. Johnson's Dedications; and Modern Dedications. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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14381 Wheaton, Bruce R. THE TIGER AND THE SHARK: Empirical Roots of Wave-Particle Dualism
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (1991). 0521358922 First paperback edition. Trade Paperback. Former owner's embossed initials to front endpaper, near fine, tight and clean, in glossy photo-pictorial wraps. 
"Wheaton has clarified a part of history that was poorly understood and widely misinterpreted, and has done it in a book that is meticulously researched, carefully argued and well-written."--British Journal. 355 pages, figures; bibliography; index. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14382 Wheeler, Kim, compilor and contributor LOVES OF THE CAT: An Illustrated Anthology of Old and Modern Cat Poems
(Lincoln, Nebraska): Star City Publications, (1985). 0961593709 First edition: Trade Paperback Original. Trade Paperback. Minor sticker-scar to the front cover, else near fine in illustrated wraps. 
Inscribed and SIGNED by Kim Wheeler to the front endpaper. Enhancing the haiku and senryu poems are a wide variety of cat scenes sensitively portrayed in gouache by Linda Kuhns. Foreword by J.W. Hackett. 101 pages; acknowledgments. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14383 Wheeler, Post VASILISSA THE BEAUTIFUL
(Mankato, Minnesota): Creative Education Inc., (1990). 0886823545 First edition thus. A Creative Short Story. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in full chianti cloth with blind-embossed vignette to front cover, gilt lettering to spine; in a fine, as-new, illustrated dust jacket. Book design by Rita Marshall. Jacket illustration by Etienne Delessert. 
A retelling of the old Russian fairy tale in which beautiful Vasilissa uses the help of her doll to escape from the clutches of the witch Baba Yaga. In CE's smartly produced series, with stylish, well-designed typography and appealing jacket art. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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14384 Wheeler, Richard THE SIEGE OF VICKSBURG
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co., (1978). 0690015070 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
A history of the siege of Vicksburg and the campaign leading up to it. Wheeler uses eyewitness accounts--letting the participants speak for themselves. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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14385 Wheelock, John Hall THE BRIGHT DOOM: A Book of Poems
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1927. First edition. Hardcover. Hint of age-toning to decorative endsheets, else a bright, fine copy in black cloth with gilt lettering and rules; in remarkable, nearly fine printed dust jacket that shows only a suggestion of darkening to the front flap. A lovely copy. 
Collection by the poet and editor (he would follow Perkins as senior editor at Scribner's in 1947). Included: "The Holy Earth," ("widely quoted at the time of its magazine publication"), and the Phi Beta Kappa poem, delivered at Harvard in June, 1927. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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14386 Whipple, Charles H., compiler GENEALOGY OF THE WHIPPLE-WRIGHT, WAGER, WARD-PELL, MCLEAN-BURNETT Families, Together with Allied Families
(Los Angeles): (Press of Commercial Printing House), 1917. First edition. Hardcover. Some mild wear to the top corner tips, some offsetting to the endsheets, coated paper stock just starting to tan, otherwise a near fine copy in maroon cloth with gilt cover lettering; no dust jacket. 
Inscribed and SIGNED by Whipple to, Colonel Henry O. Wheeler, with corrections and additions in ink. 117 pages, index. Six fold-out pedigree and lineage charts on tissue, black-and-white photographic portraits, Whipple coat of arms. Rare. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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14387 Whistler, Lawrence PICTURES ON GLASS
(Suffolk, Great Britain): Cupid Press, 1972 0903575000 First edition, limited to 1400 numbered copies SIGNED by Whistler; this is #1093 Hardcover. Fine in gilt-stamped black cloth and matching paper-covered slipcase with paste-on illustration. 
Collection of 80 photographic plates of the poet's remarkable engravings on glass goblets. With lengthy introduction and plate-by-plate description by Whistler. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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14388 Whitaker, Muriel ARTHUR'S KINGDOM OF ADVENTURE: The World of Malory's Morte d'Arthur
(Cambridge): D.S. Brewer/Barnes & Noble (1986). 0859911659 Reprint. Hardcover in dust jacket. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Notes & indexes. Illustrated with plates. The setting of medieval Arthurian romance, as typified by Malory's Morte D' Arthur, plays an important part in the creation of the atmosphere of the stories, and in intensifying the drama of the action. Professor Whitaker looks at the Arthurian world which Malory inherited form his sources and to which he added his own details, and examines its different aspects: castles and forests, kingdoms and empires, showing how these diverge from reality to meet the particular requirements of romance, how new political and temporal relationships are set up for the same reason, and how it was shaped by the presence of the Otherworld in the Celtic stories from which many episodes were drawn. Arthurian Studies X. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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14389 Whitaker, Robert MY COUNTRY And Other Verse
San Francisco: The James H. Barry Company, 1905. First edition. Hardcover. Very light edgewear, pages age-toned--as expected, a trace of foxing to the fore-edge and to the rear endsheets, else very good plus, in olive cloth with gilt top-edge, lower edge and fore-edge deckled; no dust jacket. 
Compilation of sentimental, patriotic and inspirational verse, including the oft-quoted title poem ("My country is the world") and "My Own Nevada"--this copy inscribed, dated in the year of publication, and SIGNED by the poet to the front pastedown. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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14390 Whitbourn, John MORE BINSCOMBE TALES: Sinister Sutangli Stories
Ashcroft, British Columbia: Ash-Tree Press, (1999). 1899562729 First edition: limited to 500 copies. Hardcover. Very fine in gilt-lettered, forest green cloth with crimson endpapers; in illustrated dust jacket with cover drawing by Alan Hunter. 
Companion to BINSCOMBE TALES, this volume of droll ghost stories contains the final dozen entries in the saga, five of which are published here for the first time. Intro and afterword by the author in which he discusses several unwritten Binscombe tales. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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14391 Whitcomb, Christopher WHITE
New York/Boston: Little, Brown and Company, (2005). 0316600806 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"FBI agent Jeremy Waller returns, as does tough-as-nails Elizabeth Beechum, now vice president, and the enigmatic billionaire Jordan Mitchell, who still seems like something out of James Bond."--Booklist. From the author of BLACK. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14392 White, Abraham and Handler, Philip and Smith, Emil L. PRINCIPLES OF BIOCHEMISTRY: Fourth Edition
New York: McGraw Hill Book Company, (1968). Reprint. Hardcover. A fine copy in black cloth; no dustjacket. 
Octavo. 1187 pages, index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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14393 White, Alvin D. HISTORY OF THE CROSS CREEK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Parsons, West Virginia: McClain Printing Company, 1969. 0870120409 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very mild scratch to front cover, near fine in blue cloth with gilt titles to the front cover; no dust jacket. Octavo. 242 pages; 28 photos on black-and-white plates; biographies of Sons of the Church, register of church Elders. 
SIGNED by the author, a Pennsylvania resident, and former member of the church located in northwestern Washington county, Pa. A history of the church, founded in 1774 by its mostly Scotch-Irish community, with a section on each residing pastor. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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14394 White, E.B. STUART LITTLE
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, (1973). 0060263954 Reprint. Hardcover. Fine in a fine pictorial dust jacket. 
White's first book for children and an instant modern classic, superbly embellished with the eighty-seven graceful and witty pen-and-inks by Garth Williams. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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14395 White, E.B. POEMS AND SKETCHES OF E.B. WHITE
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, (1981). 0060149000 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Bookplate to pastedown, else near fine, in very good plus dust jacket that shows mild age-toning, shallow nicking and edgewear, a few short edge tears, a tiny dark stain to front panel. 
Collects poems, sketches, stories, parodies, opinions of "one of the really valuable men of his time."--John Hutchens. Some pieces have never before been published between hard covers, some debut here! Companion volume to White's LETTERS and his ESSAYS. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14396 White, E.B. CHARLOTTE'S WEB
New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, (1952). First edition, first printing. So stated, with the issue code I-B on the copyright page. Hardcover. Very good: scattered faint soiling and foxing within; covers show mild soiling, a dot of stain and wear at the edges; in a professionally restored, very good plus dust jacket, showing age-toning, light wear and mild soiling. 
One of the cornerstones of modern children's literature, the kind of book which earns passionate devotees with each new generation of readers; with the equally brilliant Garth Williams' illustrations, an integral component of the book's enduring appeal. 
Price: 1250.00 USD
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14397 White, Edmund FANNY: A Fiction
(New York): Ecco/An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, (2003). 0060004843 First edition. Hardcover. Lower spine edge lightly bumped, else nearly fine, in a fine dust jacket. 
"FANNY: A Fiction is a post-modern historical novel whose narrator is amusingly incapable of being self-reflexive. Edmund White's encyclopedic knowledge transports us to a past that ironically illuminates the present."--Ann Beattie. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14398 White, George Abbott and Newman, Charles, editors LITERATURE IN REVOLUTION
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1972). 0030866618 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. A fine copy in grey cloth; in a fine dust jacket. 640 pages, nineteen illustrations from 1960's comics. 
A collection of essays by critics from the sixties that take a new direction in literary criticism, and argue against the position that literature happens outside of politics and ethics. Included are re-examinations of Shakespeare, Milton, and Thoreau. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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14399 White, Gordon; Murray, Robin and White, Christine, editors REVOLUTIONARY SOCIALIST DEVELOPMENT IN THE THIRD WORLD
Lexington, Kentucky: University Press of Kentucky, (1983). 0813114853 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. Contains an index and a bibliography. 
A well written and intellectually stimulating study. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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14400 White, Helen C. NOT BUILT WITH HANDS
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1935. First edition. Hardcover. A near fine copy in fuchsia cloth with gilt lettering against black panels to front cover and spine; in a lightly nicked, edge-torn, and rubbed illustrated dust jacket that shows a narrow 3/4'' chip to upper rear panel and flap. Albeit, a nice copy. 
Historical romance of the eleventh century tells the story of Matilda, Countess of Tuscany, who essays the difficult role of mediator between Pope and King and distinguishes herself as one of the most faithful of Pope Gregory VII's lay supporters. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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