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15101 Zusak, Markus THE BOOK THIEF
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, (2006). 0375831002 First edition, eighth printing. Hardcover. Mild short scratch to the front endpaper, else near fine; in a fine dust jacket. 
"Death is the narrator of this lengthy, powerful story of a town in Nazi Germany. He is a kindly, caring Death, overwhelmed by the souls he has to collect."--Hazel Rochman. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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15102 [Adams, Nehemiah] THE SABLE CLOUD: A Southern Tale, with Northern Comments
Westport, Connecticut: Negro Universities Press, (1970). 83713563X Facsimile reprint of the 1861 edition. Hardcover. Faint glue stains to the gutters of the endsheets, minor soiling to the front covers, else near fine in red cloth with gilt titles to the spine; no dust jacket issued. 275 pages. 
A reprint of the classic pre-Civil War work on slavery, which discusses the very sensitive and divisive issue from various perspectives and formats including letters, essays, and even a resolution. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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15103 [Anonymous] CATALOGUE OF REFRIGERATOR HARDWARE: Volume C
Fullerton, PA: Dent Hardware Co., [Circa 1925]. Original edition. Fine in original printed brown wrappers. 
24 page catalogue printed on coated stock with black and white illustrations of refrigerator handles, fasteners and hinges. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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15104 [Derby, George Horatio, 1823-1861]. Phoenix, John [pseud.] PHOENIXIANA; or, Sketches and Burlesques
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1884. Twelfth Edition. Vintage bookplate of The Pacific Union Club, San Francisco tipped to the front pastedown endpaper. Hardcover. Mild wear to the corner tips and spine extremities, a few minor stains to the covers, else very good plus in green cloth with a gilt vignette to the front cover, gilt spine titles and decoration. Octavo. 274 pages; advertisements. Illustrations. 
First collected edition of works by this California Gold Rush humorist. Contains Derby's pieces as "Professor John Phoenixiana" and "Squibob," pokes fun at the figures and pretenses of high society, topics such as military surveyors and explorers, etc. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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15105 [Macdonald, Ross]. Mandel, Johnny, composer/conductor; Bergman, Marilyn & Alan, lyricists HARPER
New York: Mainstream, [No date]. #56078 (Mono). Mint long-playing record album; in photo-pictorial album cover featuring stills of star Paul Newman. Liner notes by Stan Cornyn. Screenwriter William Goldman adapted Macdonald's THE MOVING TARGET as a vehicle for Newman, directed by Jack Smight. Co-stars included Lauren Bacall, Julie Harris, and Robert Wagner. 
Author Macdonald's name, oddly, is mentioned nowhere on the album cover; and the name of his series detective Lew Archer has been changed--apparently so it would tie in to a string of Newman pictures starting with the letter "H"--HUSTLER, HUD, HOMBRE. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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15106 [Macdonald, Ross]. Millar, Kenneth THE THREE ROADS
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1948. First edition. Hardcover. Very good in worn, rubbed and soiled dust jacket that shows nicking to the edges, and narrow chipping to the spine ends; both flaps have been clipped at the corners. 
The last of Millar's four pre-"Ross Macdonald" crime novels--scarce in jacket. Surrealist artwork by Arthur Hawkins, Jr. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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15107 [National Academy of Sciences] BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIRS: Volume 58
Washington D.C.: National Academy Press, 1989. First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dark blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine and front, without dust jacket as issued. 
Large octavo. An collection of biographical essays by an individual familiar with the discipline and career of the subject. Subjects include: Carleton Coons and Margaret Mead. 542 pages, cumulative index, photographic portraits, bibliographies. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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15108 [National Academy of Sciences] BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIRS: Volume 60
Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press, 1991. First edition. Hardcover. A couple of tiny spots on front cover, overall a near fine copy in dark cloth, lettered in gilt in front and on spine, without dust jacket as issued. 
Large octavo. A gathering of biographical essays by an individual familiar with the discipline and career of the subject. 419 pages, cumulative index, photographic portraits, bibliographies. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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15109 [National Academy of Sciences] BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIRS: Volume 62
Washington D.C.: National Academy Press, 1993. First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dark cloth with lettering on spine and front in gilt, without dust jacket, as issued. 
Large octavo. An anthology of biographical essays by an individual familiar with the discipline and career of the subject. 498 pages, cumulative index, photographic portraits, bibliographies. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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15110 [National Academy of Sciences] BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIRS: Volume 65
Washington D.C.: National Academy Press, 1994. First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dark cloth, gilt lettering on spine and front, without dust jacket as issued. 
Large octavo. An anthology of biographical essays by an individual familiar with the discipline and career of the subject. 405 pages, cumulative index, photographic portraits, bibliographies. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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15111 [National Academy of Sciences] BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIRS: Volume 63
Washington D.C.: National Academy Press, 1994. First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dark blue cloth, gilt lettering on spine and front, without dust jacket as issued. 
Large octavo. An anthology of biographical essays by an individual familiar with the discipline and career of the subject. 536 pages, cumulative index, photographic portraits, bibliographies. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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15112 [Overholser, Wayne D.]. Leighton, Lee LAW MAN
New York: Ballantine Books, (1953). First edition. Hardcover. A near fine copy in grey boards lettered in yellow to the spine; in an illustrated dust jacket with a nick to the upper spine, two chips and a tear with attending creases to the upper rear panel, and several short edge tears. 
This very scarce Ballantine hardcover was penned by Overholser using the Leighton pseudonym and won the very first Western Writer's Assocation Spur Award for Best Novel. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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15113 [Overholser, Wayne D.]. Leighton, Lee LAW MAN
New York: Ballantine Books, (1953). First edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in grey boards lettered in yellow to the spine; in an illustrated dust jacket with very minor nicking to the spine ends and flap folds and one almost invisible short closed tear to the lower front panel. 
This very scarce Ballantine hardcover was penned by Overholser using the Leighton pseudonym and won the very first Western Writer's Assocation Spur Award for Best Novel. An attractive copy. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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15114 [Peter, Ellis]. Pargeter, Edith BY THIS STRANGE FIRE
New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, (1948). First U.S. edition of British title: BY FIRELIGHT. Hardcover. A better than very good plus copy in an age-toned pictorial dust jacket that shows some nicking, rubbing and edgewear; however, the evocative jacket painting by John O'Hara Cosgrove II is intact and still vivid. 
Fascinating blend of historical fiction and contemporary character study as widowed author Claire Falchon retires to a house in a remote English hamlet and begins writing the story of its former owner--a man burned for witchcraft three centuries before. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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15115 [Peter, Ellis]. Pargeter, Edith THE BLOODY FIELD
New York: The Viking Press, (1972). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in gilt-stamped crimson cloth-backed boards, in a pictorial dust jacket that has evidence of faint age-toning and light edgewear, and shows a few very short closed edge tears to spine head. Jacket design by James & Ruth McCrea. 
Historical novel of the three English Henrys: Henry IV; his son, the teen-aged Prince Hal; and Henry Percy, dubbed Hotspur. By the pseudonymous author of the Brother Cadfael medieval mysteries. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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15116 [Powers, Tim and James P. Blaylock] as William Ashbless (a fictional poet invented by the authors) Offering the Bicentennial Edition of THE COMPLETE TWELVE HOURS OF THE NIGHT, Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of William Ashbless 1785-1985
[Norfolk, Va.]: [Cheap Street] IWAS / International William Ashbless Society, (1985). First edition, first printing. Reportedly only 300 copies of this ephemera were printed. Hardcover. Fine. One folded page tipped into finely printed brown wraps; in a plain off-white envelope. 12mo. (4 3/4" by 6 1/2"). 
A chapbook prospectus for a non-existent collection of Ashbless poetry. The prospectus includes a sample poem and a replica of Ashbless's signature (with the "William" SIGNED by Blaylock, and the "Ashbless" SIGNED by Powers). Scarce! 
Price: 125.00 USD
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15117 [Rhode Island Geographic Board] OFFICIAL GAZETTEER OF RHODE ISLAND
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1932. First edition. A nearly fine copy in wraps. 
Octavo. Compiled by the Rhode Island Geographic Board in cooperation with the United States Geographic Board. 95 pages. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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15118 [Ritson, Joseph (1752-1803) & others] GAMMER GURTON'S GARLAND or The Nursery Parnassus: A Choice Collection of Pretty Songs and Verses for the Amusement of all Little Good Children who can neither read nor run
Glasgow: Hugh Hopkins, 1866. First edition thus. One of 100 (and 12 large paper) copies printed. Hardcover. Minor foxing to endsheets, covers show areas of mild bubbling, faint soiling, and minor stains, else very good plus in original terra-cotta colored cloth, with printed paper spine label (slightly chipped). Thin octavo. 65 pages. Indexed. 
Limited reprint of the rare first complete edition (1810) of this important collection of 134 nursery rhymes compiled by Ritson and others. Contains the first appearance of "Humpty Dumpty", "Little Bo-Peep", etc. This edition adds an index. Rare! 
Price: 1000.00 USD
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15119 [The Chemical Society] ANNUAL REPORTS ON THE PROGRESS OF CHEMISTRY For 1953: Volume L
London: (The Chemical Society): 1954. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in blue boards lettered in gilt on spine without dust jacket. 
Octavo. 430 pages, principal references used, indexes, formulas. Numerous advertisements for the British chemical industry in the front. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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15120 [Zarcoff, Samuel] A HISTORY OF THE EIGHTEENTH WEATHER SQUADRON: May 14, 1942 to June 30, 1960
No place: The Incunabula Press, 1977. First edition; only 50 copies printed. Hardcover. A near fine copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine; no dust jacket. 
A brief history issued in a slim volume of 22 pages with two photographic illustrations. Inscribed and SIGNED in pencil by the Sam Zarcoff on the half-title page. Due to the small quantity of copies produced this "unit history" is of great rarity. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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