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2101 Barrett, William E. THE EDGE OF THINGS
Garden City: Doubleday, 1960. First edition. Hardcover. Slight wear to spine otherwise very good in rubbed and torn dust jacket. 
Two novels and two novelettes that explore the strange borderline between reality and the supernatural. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2102 Barrett, Wilson THE SIGN OF THE CROSS
New York: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, [1932]. A photoplay reissue. Endpapers decorated with a collage of stills from the film adaptation. Hardcover. Previous owner's discreet inscription to pastedown, else near fine in pictorial dust jacket with a number of short tears repaired with tape to the reverse of jacket; some rubbing, wear to the edges and spine folds, light creasing and nicking. 
The turn-of-the century novel reprinted as a movie tie-in to coincide with Cecil B. DeMille's lavish Paramount production of the "gripping romance of ancient Rome." The picture starred Fredric March, Claudette Colbert and Charles Laughton (as Nero!) 
Price: 75.00 USD
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2103 Barris, Chuck YOU AND ME, BABE
New York: Harper's Magazine Press, (1974). 0061203424 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine color photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
YOU AND ME, BABE was the New York Times bestseller that launched Chuck Barris's career as an author. Set in 1960s New York City, the novel is the irresistible combination of an affecting love story matched with Barris’s classic brand of unique humor. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2104 Barron, D.G. ZILOV BOMBS
New York: W.W. Norton, (1963). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. A near fine copy in a very good plus dust jacket with some short tears to the front and rear covers, light rubbing. 

Price: 12.50 USD
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2105 Barron, Stephanie JANE AND THE STILLROOM MAID
New York: Bantam Books, (2000). First edition: Advance Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in illustrated wraps. 
The fifth cozy mystery starring literary giant Jane Austen. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2106 Barron, Stephanie JANE AND THE MAN OF THE CLOTH: Being the Second Jane Austen Mystery
New York/Toronto/London/Sydney/Auckland: Bantam Books, (1997). 0553102036 First edition, first printing. SIGNED by the author. Hardcover. Fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket with artwork by Carol Inouye. 
"Ms. Barron's skillful rendering of Austen's style, attuned to picking up the most delicate fluctuations in social behavior, reveals it to be an ideal vehicle for the classic cozy murder mystery. Who knew?"--NY Times Book Review. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2107 Barron, Stephanie JANE AND THE UNPLEASANTNESS AT SCARGRAVE MANOR
New York: Bantam Books, (1996). 055310196X First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket. 
"A definite occasion for pride rather than prejudice."--Edward Marston. The first in Barron's series of mysteries featuring, yes, Jane Austen as an amateur gumshoe. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2108 Barron, Stephanie JANE AND THE STILLROOM MAID
New York: Bantam Books, (2000). 0553107348 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. One lower corner tip lightly stubbed, else fine in a fine dust jacket. 
The fifth mystery featuring the witty Jane Austen displaying her unusual gifts of detection. This installment is set in the English countryside of Derbyshire where the Freemasons are suspected of a ritualistic murder. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2109 Barron, Stephanie JANE AND THE MAN OF THE CLOTH: Being the Second Jane Austen Mystery
New York/Toronto/London/Sydney/Auckland: Bantam Books, (1997). 0553102036 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine, in an illustrated dust jacket with artwork by Carol Inouye. 
"Ms. Barron's skillful rendering of Austen's style, attuned to picking up the most delicate fluctuations in social behavior, reveals it to be an ideal vehicle for the classic cozy murder mystery. Who knew?"--NY Times Book Review. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2110 Barrow, G.W.S. THE KINGDOM OF THE SCOTS: Government, Church and Society from the Eleventh to the Fourteenth Century
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1973). 0713156821 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in red boards, spine titles gilt; in an illustrated dust jacket. 404 pages; indexed. 
Seminal collection of essays gathered together to provide a comprehensive view of medieval Scottish society and its church and royal government. Illustrated with maps and tables. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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2111 Barrow, John D. THE ARTFUL UNIVERSE
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1995. 0198539967 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in navy-blue boards with silver titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket. 274 pages; tables; 21 color plate illustrations; figures; bibliography; and index. 
Drawing on a wide variety of examples from questions raised by C.S. Lewis and St. Augustine to the relationship between the pure math of Pythagoras and the music of the Beatles, Barrow enters a wide-ranging debate about the links between art and nature. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2112 Barry, Jerome EXTREME LICENSE
London: Boardman, (1959). First U.K. edition. Hardcover. Foxing to top page edges else very good in a dust jacket w/ chipping and short tears to top & bottom edges, shelfwear, light pen marks on front flap else very good. 
American Bloodhound Mystery #265. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2113 Barry, Jerome FALL GUY
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Co., Inc., 1960. First edition. Hardcover. A near fine bright copy in yellow cloth in a very slightly shelfworn and rubbed dust jacket. 
A nervous tenant complains to his unscrupulous manager, convinced that someone else is using his apartment while he is at work. A Crime Club selection. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2114 Barry, Jerome FALL GUY
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Co., Inc., 1960. First edition. Hardcover. Owner's name to front free endpaper, very slight spotting to the covers, else near fine; in dust jacket with wear to extremities, light rubbing, and one tiny closed edge tear with attendant creasing to top edge of rear cover. 
In this suspense thriller, a nervous tenant complains to his unscrupulous manager, convinced that someone else is using his apartment while he is at work, but soon all the dwellers of the Vienna Towers apartments face danger when murder moves in. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2115 Barry, John THE MILITANT HOMOSEXUAL
North Hollywood, Calif: A Brandon House Book, (1967). First edition: Paperback Original. Mass market paperback. A fine, unread copy in illustrated wraps, with the textblock showing the inevitable light tanning. A nice copy. 
A Brandon House Original. "Here is a frank and sometimes shocking compendium of the new philosophy and program of the militant homosexuals written without bias."--from the rear cover. Gay-themed pocketbook sleaze. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2116 Barry, Mary Elizabeth; Hanna, Paul R., edited by; illustrated by Lynd Ward WONDER FLIGHTS OF LONG AGO
New York: D. Appleton and Company, (1930). First edition, first printing. With b&w chapter head illustrations, decorative initials; orange and yellow illustrated endsheets. Hardcover. A fine, fresh, as-new copy in midnight-black pebbled cloth with orange-and-yellow winged-horse illustration to front cover; red lettering and orange-and-yellow device to spine; in a age-darkened, edge-nicked dust jacket with chipping at spine head. 
Collection of eleven stories---myths, folk tales, fairy tales--the central motif of which is that of flight. Created for use in schools, with study and classroom suggestions. Included: Icarus, Pegasus, the Magic Carpet, Perseus, Sindbad, the Fire-Bird. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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2117 Barrymore, Ethel MEMORIES: An Autobiography
New York: Harper & Brothers, (1955). B000GQX2DU First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Bump to an upper corner tip, very minor soiling to rear endsheets, else fine, in a very nearly fine, photo-pictorial dust jacket, showing mild age-toning, light edgewear. 
Memoir by the charismatic theatre actress whose stage triumphs included Juliet, Nora and THE CONSTANT WIFE, and who won an Oscar for her performance as Cary Grant's mother in NONE BUT THE LONELY HEART. 310 pages, indexed. Illustrated. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2118 Barrymore, John CONFESSIONS OF AN ACTOR
Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company Publishers, (1926). 0405082401 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Some patches of faint stain to covers, abrasion to shelf edges, tiny rubber-stamped symbol to lower page edges, some darkening to endsheets, thus very good; in brown cloth with gilt stamping; no dust jacket. 
Autobiography of the legendary star of stage and screen, scion of "America's First Family of Theater." Illustrated. Printed throughout on coated stock. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2119 Barsocchini, Peter GHOST
New York: E.P. Dutton, (1989). 0525247394 First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in a photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
A basketball novel about "Ghost" Garvin of the L.A. Lakers. "The dead and the forgotten living converge, emotionally, in GHOST. The past may be out of sight but never out of feeling. This is an exciting novel."--Rita Mae Brown. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2120 Barsukov, V.L.; Basilevsky, A.T.; Volkov, V.P.; and Zharkov, V.N. VENUS GEOLOGY, GEOCHEMISTRY, AND GEOPHYSICS: Research Results From The USSR
Tucson, Arizona: The University of Arizona Press, (1992). 0816512221 First edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in red cloth with gilt spine lettering; no dust jacket. 
421 pages; appendices and references. Illustrated with figures (including photographs) and tables. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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2121 Bart, Sheldon RUBY SWEETWATER AND THE RINGO KID
New York: McGraw-Hill, (1981). Reprint. Hardcover. Very good plus in dust jacket with a 1/2 inch tear at upper edge 
Butch Cassidy and other famous characters come to New York from the West in this turn of the century novel. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2122 Barth, Charles A. ULTRAVIOLET SPECTROSCOPY OF PLANETS
Pasadena, California: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 1965. First edition. Fine in textured wraps. 
Quarto. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Technical Report No. 32-822, issued by the California Institute of Technology. 136 pages; illustrated with tables and figures. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2123 Barth, John THE FRIDAY BOOK: Essays and Other Nonfiction
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1984). 0399129979 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Barth's first book of non-fiction is in his own words "essays and occasional lectures, some previously published, most not, most on matters literary, some not, accumulated over thirty years of so of writing, teaching, and teaching writing." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2124 Barth, John ONCE UPON A TIME: A Floating Opera
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, (1994). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
By the National Book Award-winning author, a novel featuring a writer on a cruise ship with only one other person on board: his lover, friend, editor and wife. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2125 Barth, John THE END OF THE ROAD
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1958. B000E321XW First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Whisper of wear at the shelf edges, the expected mild age-toning to the pages, a few tiny dots of stain to rear pastedown, thus nearly fine; in a near fine, lightly worn dust jacket that shows some faint lines of stain to rear panel, mild age-toning. 
In Barth's second novel, young Jake Horner, his mind an increasingly paralyzing cobweb of dark thoughts, turns for help to an extraordinary doctor, part saint, part evil-genius, a weird combination of faith-healer, magician, and devil. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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2126 Barth, John THE SOT-WEED FACTOR
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1960. First edition, second issue (no statement of first edition). Hardcover. Top page edges lightly spotted, slightly musty, else near fine; in a very good plus, illustrated dust jacket that is price-clipped, mildly shelfworn, and has a tear to the rear panel that has been internally repaired with now yellowed cello-tape. 
Original edition of Barth's classic novel--a seventeenth-century mock epic which satirized the historical novel. Jacket design by Edward Gorey. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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2127 Barth, Lewis M. and Nussbaum, editors MAX NUSSBAUM: FROM BERLIN TO HOLLYWOOD: A Mid-Century Vision of Jewish Life
Malibu, California: Joseph Simon/Pangloss Press, (1994). 0934710309 First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in glossy blue cloth with a grape tree illustration in gilt to the front cover and gilt titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket. 328 pages; select bibliography; and an index. 
A selection of speeches, writings and sermons by the passion-provoking Rabbi who began his career in Berlin in 1934, just after Hitler became Chancellor. Nussbaum heightened his influence by blazing a trail for American Jews from a pulpit in Hollywood. 
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2128 Barth, Richard THE CONDO KILL
New York: Scribner's, (1985). First edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with light toning to the rear panel. 
A Margaret Binton mystery. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2129 Barth, Richard DEADLY CLIMATE
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1988). First edition. Hardcover. A hint of cracking to the front inner hinge, otherwise near fine in dust jacket. 
A Margaret Binton mystery. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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2130 Barth, Richard FURNISHED FOR MURDER
New York: St. Martin's, (1991). First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in dust jacket. 
Review copy. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2131 Barth, Richard JUMPER
New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Minotaur, (2000). 0312266081 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Dr. Samuel Garvey, designer of roller coasters, is introduced and featured in this offbeat caper novel. From the author of the Margaret Binton mystery series. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2132 Barthel, Peter RADIO STRUCTURE IN QUASARS
(Beeldrecht, Amsterdam): Sterrewacht Leiden, (1984). First edition: Trade Paperback Original. Trade Paperback. Small minor stain to the front endpaper, uniform yellowing to the rear cover, mild crease to the lower front corner, else near fine in wraps with a front cover illustration in black-and-white. 
This thoroughly researched dissertation includes sections on parsec scale nuclear structure in extended quasars, large scale structure in high redshift quasars, hotspots in extended quasars, and radio structure of 3C236. 176 pages; figures; tables. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2133 Barthelme, Donald FORTY STORIES
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1987). 0399132996 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Pages tanned, else very nearly fine; in an age-toned, else fine dust jacket. 
Forty very short, very funny, fiercely imaginative stories, each creating a world with its own rules, expectations and problems. A modern masterpiece of American fiction. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2134 Barthelme, Donald THE DEAD FATHER
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (1975). 0374135355 First edition, first printing. One printing of 12,000 copies. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
THE DEAD FATHER, often singled out as the late author's best novel, is the outrageous story of a small group of people toting their dead ruler--The Dead Father--to his burial ground. Klinkowitz, DONALD BARTHELME, AH (page 46). 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2135 Barthelme, Donald PARADISE
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1986). 0399129219 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Pages uniformly age-toned, else fine, in gilt-lettered black cloth shelfback over black boards; in a fine, if faintly age-toned, dust jacket. 
"PARADISE is agile, witty and lightened by Barthelme's canny disassociations, and it is one of the blackest things he has written."--Richard Eder, Los Angeles Times. "Reading PARADISE is a shock and a revelation."--Elizabeth Jolley, New York Times. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2136 Barthelme, Frederick RANGOON
New York: Winter House Ltd, 1970. First edition, first printing: Harcover issue. Hardcover. Foxing to the page fore-edges, else very good in lavender cloth; in a chipped, torn and soiled dust jacket. 
The author's first book with text and photographs by Barthelme and drawings by Mayo Thompson. Issued simultaneously in hardcover and stiff wraps. Short story collection. His is the younger brother of Donald Barthelme. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2137 Barthleme, Donald AMATEURS
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (1976). 0374103798 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Story collection. "Situational comedy, such as "The School," where a beleaguered first-grade teacher suffers through the details of all his class's pets and nature projects, and more complex experiments with human responses and attitudes."-J. Klinkowitz. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2138 Bartlett, John; Justin Kaplan, general editor FAMILIAR QUOTATIONS: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced to Their Sources in Ancient and Modern Literature
Boston/Toronto/London: Little, Brown and Company, (1992). 0316082775 Sixteenth edition, first printing: Review copy with publisher's materials laid in. Fine in blue linen with gilt titles to the front cover and to the spine; in a near fine dust jacket with a tiny nick to the upper corner of the front flap fold. Quarto. 
Completely revised and updated by noted Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Justin Kaplan, this edition contains more than 20,000 quotations, representing 2,550 authors, 340 of whom are new to this edition. 1405 pages; author index; and general index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2139 Bartlett, M.S. AN INTRODUCTION TO STOCHASTIC PROCESSES: With Special Reference to Methods and Applications
Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1956. Reprint. Hardcover. Sticker shadow on the front endpaper, otherwise near fine in a dust jacket with a tanned spine and several tears along the upper shelfedge and at the flap folds. 
A general survey of techniques and applications, with chapters covering statistical analysis of stochastic processes, stationary processes and their relevance to prediction and communication theory, and stochastic models for population growth. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2140 Barton, A. F. M. THE DYNAMIC LIQUID STATE
(London): Longman, (1974). First edition. Trade Paperback. Two critical comments in red ink on the text in the first chapter and some marginal marks, otherwise a very good plus copy in illustrated fabric wraps. 
Trade paperback. 159 pages, general references, notation guide, and an index. Photographs, text figures, tables and equations. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2141 Barton, Dan HECKLER
New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Minotaur, (2001). 0312271832 First edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in glossy pictorial wraps. 
This copy is SIGNED by the author to the title-page. The author's second mystery with Biff Kincaid, star of KILLER MATERIAL: "One of the most promising crime-fiction debuts of the year."--Booklist. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2142 Barton, Dan DEAD CROWD
New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Minotaur, (2002). 0312290349 First edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in pictorial glossy wraps. 
The fifth comic-mystery by the Los Angeles stand-up again features comedian Biff Kincaid in the underworld of the comedy business, this time matching twisted wits with a maniacal killer. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2143 Barton, William & Capobianco, Michael WHITE LIGHT
(New York): Avon Books, (1998). First edition. Trade Paperback. Fine in glossy wraps. 
Trade paperback. From the authors of ALPHA CENTAURI, this novel is set at Millennium's end (2083) when the Earth was poisoned beyond repair and survivors must venture out into the solar system in search of raw materials and planets to colonize. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2144 Barton, William E. LINCOLN AT GETTYSBURG: What He Intended to Say; What He Said; What He Was Reported to Have Said; What He Wished He Had Said
New York: Peter Smith, 1950. Reprint. Hardcover. Ownership signature and date to the verso of the frontispiece, mild edge wear, and a few marks to the blue cloth, else very good plus; issued without dust jacket. Octavo. 263 pages; indexed. Facsimiles and photographs. 
Photographic reprint of the 1930 edition. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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2145 Bartoy, Mitchell THE DEVIL'S ONLY FRIEND
New York: St. Martin's Minotaur, (2006). 0312340893 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"One man stands against the corrupt wartime maneuverings of the powerful Detroit military industrial machine in the second entry in a stunningly well-reviewed hard-boiled noir series featuring Pete Caudill." 
Price: 12.50 USD
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2146 Barwick, James HANGMAN'S CRUSADE
New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, (1981). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. 
By the author of SHADOW OF THE WOLF. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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2147 Barzun, Jacques and Taylor, Wendell Hertig A CATALOGUE OF CRIME
New York: Harper & Row Publishers, (1989). 0060157968 First edition thus: Revised and Enlarged edition. Hardcover. Near fine in full black cloth with gilt spine titling; in a fine dust jacket. 952 pages, including index. 
"As a piece of sustained, rational, amusing appreciation, this volume remains unique and incomparable."--Edmund Crispin. Comprehensive and bracingly opinionated guide to mysteries, including 5,045 separate entries. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2148 Basch, E.E. Bert, editor OPTICAL-FIBER TRANSMISSION
Indianapolis, IN: Howard W. Sams & Co./A Division of MacMillan, Inc, (1987). 0672223015 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in gray cloth with silver titles to the front cover and spine; in a fine dust jacket. 
A complete reference to fundamental and practical engineering principles, from a basic tutorial on fiber optics to a discussion of the state of the art . 542 pages; figures, tables, references, index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2149 Basdekis, C.H. ABS PLASTICS
New York: Reinhold Publishing Corporation, (1964). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Spine ends and corner tips rubbed, else very good plus in red boards with gilt titles to the front cover and to the spine; in a very good plus dust jacket with fading to the spine, a tiny chip to the upper spine edge, and ink initials to the front panel. 
A presentation offering an understanding of ABS plastics applications with an examination of their current and potential growths. A complete discussion of chemistry of copolymerization and the mechanism of toughness is included. 147 pages; index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2150 Bass, Rick THE WATCH: STORIES
New York/London: W.W. Norton & Company, (1989). 039302623X First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a very very faintly age-toned dust jacket. 
"General reader, please welcome a new young captain of the American short story. Rick Bass is the real news, beyond one's hopes."--Barry Hannah. "This is a superb debut."--Jim Harrison. PEN/Nelson Algren Award-winner. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2151 Bass, Rick WINTER: Notes from Montana
Boston: Houghton Mifflin/Seymour Lawrence, 1991. 0395517419 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Bass and his friend Elizabeth Hughes, a painter, spend a winter in a secluded former hunting lodge in northwest Montana's Yaak valley. "This charming celebration will give readers a fresh perception of winter."--PW. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2152 Bass, Rick IN THE LOYAL MOUNTAINS
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, (1995). 039571687X First edition. Hardcover. Fine, with a gilt facsimile of the author's signature to the front cover; in an illustrated dust jacket. 
SIGNED to the title-page by the author with a scrawled "Like This." Short stories by the author of PLATTE RIVER and THE WATCH. Some of the stories included first appeared in the journals Ploughshares and American Short Fiction. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2153 Bassett, James CMDR PRINCE, USN: A Novel Of The Pacific War
New York: Simon & Schuster, (1971). First edition. Hardcover. Lower spine end slightly bumped else very good in slightly shelf-worn dust jacket with several short edge tears. 
WWII; military. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2154 Basso, Hamilton THE LIGHT INFANTRY BALL
Garden City: Doubleday, 1959. First edition. Hardcover. Very good in dust jacket slightly chipped & rubbed at spine ends 
A Southern historical novel set in the 1860s. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2155 Batchelder, Paul M. AN INTRODUCTION TO LINEAR DIFFERENCE EQUATIONS
New York: Dover Publications, Inc., (1967).  0486617890 First edition thus. Trade Paperback. Trade Paperback. Thumb-soiling to a preliminary page or two, else near fine in glossy wraps. 209 pages. 
An unabridged and unaltered reprint of the work originally published in 1927. An introduction to linear difference equations that examines the underlying ideas and various forms of hypergeometric equations that define the field. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2156 Batchelor, John Calvin THE BIRTH OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF ANTARCTICA
New York: The Dial Press, (1983). 038527811X First edition. Hardcover. A better than very good plus copy showing a dot of pale stain to the fore edge; in dust jacket that is very lightly age-toned and exhibits a hint of rubbing. 
An epic sea adventure and a pilgrim's progress which begins in the streets of Stockholm and takes us to an island off the coast of Antarctica where a man has been confined since childhood; an antiutopian fable. 
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2157 Batchelor, John Calvin THE BIRTH OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF ANTARCTICA
(New York): Penguin Books, (1984). First paperback edition. Trade Paperback. Paper tanning, as usual, otherwise a near fine copy in illustrated wraps. 
Trade paperback. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2158 Batchelor, John Calvin FATHER'S DAY
New York: Henry Holt and Company, (1994). Third printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
An Acting President's power grab involves both constitutional challenge and military coup in this near-future political melodrama. Inscribed to a screenwriter, SIGNED and dated by the author on the title page. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2159 Bate, W. Jackson THE BURDEN OF THE PAST AND THE ENGLISH POET
Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1970. 674085868 First edition. Hardcover. Faint must soil to the rear cover, else very good plus in full blue cloth; in a very good dust jacket with mild stains near the upper spine and to the far edge of the rear panel. 
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author presents a discussion of the artist's relation to the past and the burden pressed upon him due to gains in self-consciousness from the Renaissance to the present day. 141 pages; index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2160 Bates, Betty THE UPS AND DOWNS OF JORIE JENKINS
New York: Holiday House, (1978. 0823403211 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in blue linen with titles stamped in dark blue to the front cover and to the spine; in a near fine, lightly rubbed dust jacket with tiny, barely perceptible chips to the shelf edges 
A young girl must adjust to her father's serious illness after his heart attack, in this "poignant, often funny story about growth, self-discovery, and love." The Carl Sandburg Award-winning author's second novel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2161 Bates, D.R., editor ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PROCESSES
New York and London: Academic Press, (1964). Second printing. #13 in the Pure and Applied Physics series. Blue cloth with gilt lettering to the front cover and spine. Hardcover. Previous owner's stamp to the front pastedown, faint soiling to the page edges, mildly bumped lower corner tip to the front cover, and label ghost to the spine, else near fine; no dust jacket. 
A collection of papers concerned with radiative and collisional processes involving atoms or molecules which were developed in the nineteen-fifties and early sixties for the fields of space science, astrophysics, and plasma physics. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2162 Bates, H.E. SALLY GO ROUND THE MOON
London: The White Owl Press, 1932. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Foxed throughout, else this would be a nearly fine copy in beige cloth shelfback over brown textured boards; in a dust jacket that shows tanning to the spine, a number of short closed edge tears and tiny nicks. 
Scarce little novella (42 pages) by the popular author of THE DARLING BUDS OF MAY, MY UNCLE SILAS and FAIR STOOD THE WIND FOR FRANCE, whose mastery of the short story inspired Graham Greene to dub him Green Britain's successor to Chekhov. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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2163 Bates, H.E. SPELLA HO
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1938. First U.S. edition, first printing. Jacket by J. O'Hara Cosgrave, II. Hardcover. Light stray mark across green top-edge coloring, else fine in beige cloth lettered in green; in a lightly age-toned, lightly edgeworn illustrated dust jacket that shows a number of very tiny nicks, short split at front flap fold. A very attractive copy! 
The story of the rise of a strong man, Bruno Shadbolt, of his power over men and women, and of the country house, Spella Ho, which cast a spell on him from the moment he beheld it. Set in Bates's beloved Midlands and ranging over the years 1873-1931. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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2164 Bates, H.E. THE FEAST OF JULY
London: Michael Joseph, (1954). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Hint of dust soiling to the upper edge, else a fine copy in textured green cloth with gilt spine stamping; in an age-toned, otherwise fine, dust jacket. A lovely example. 
"Vowing to find and kill the lover who seduced and abandoned her, Bella Ford is diverted and taken in by the devout Wainwrights, where she develops a passionate and deadly relationship with one of the family sons."--Ingram. Filmed in 1995. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2165 Bates, H.E. THE DAFFODIL SKY
London: Michael Joseph, (1955). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. A very nice near fine copy, in black binding with gilt spine lettering; in a price-clipped illustrated dust jacket that shows some age-darkening and light edgewear. Jacket art by Wildsmith. 
Collection of stories by one of the genuine masters of the form: fifteen stories: the title tale, "The Good Corn"; "Country Society"; "Across the Bay"; "Elaine"; "The Maker of Coffins"; "The Treasure Game"; "Chaff in the Wind"; "Roman Figures"; more. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2166 Bates, H.E. AN ASPIDISTRA IN BABYLON
London: Michael Joseph, (1960). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Previous owner's name to front free endpaper, else a sharp, very nearly fine copy, in burgundy boards with gilt spine lettering; in a mildly age-toned, very very lightly edgeworn illustrated dust jacket. A beautiful copy. 
Four novellas: the title story, "A Month by the Lake"; "A Prospect of Orchards"; "The Grapes of Paradise." "A Month by the Lake" was filmed in 1995 with Vanessa Redgrave and Edward Fox, "Aspidistra" adapted for Granada TV with Jeremy Brett in 1973. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2167 Bates, H.E. THE MODERN SHORT STORY: A Critical Survey
Boston, Massachusetts: The Writer, Inc., Publishers, (1976). 0871160706 Reprint of the New Edition, which was originally released in 1971. Hardcover. Fine, in black boards with silver spine titling; in a neatly price-clipped, otherwise fine dust jacket. 231 pages, including index. With the author's preface to the 1971 edition. 
Eloquent, incisive, and illuminating study by an author who ought to know -- Bates published nearly thirty volumes of short stories and novellas. With special attention paid to Chekhov, Gogol, Poe, Mansfield, Coppard, Tolstoy, Wells, Kipling, Lawrence. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2168 Bates, Orin & Bates, Natica & Hooton, E.A., editors VARIA AFRICANA [I-V]: Harvard African Studies [Volumes I,II,III, XIII,X]
Cambridge, Massachusetts: The African Department of the Peabody Museum..., 1917-1932. First editions. Hardcover. Five volumes, all fine in 3/4 cloth backed boards with paper spine labels (except for Volume II- bound in brown library cloth with gold lettering on spine.) Volumes III and V have small minor scuffs on front covers, otherwise flawless. 
Royal octavo. 374 full-page plates, plus numerous pull-out maps and panorama photographs. Subjects include; "A Study Of Some Negro-White Families In The United States," which include photographic genealogies with racial percentages of family members. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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2169 Bato, Joseph; edited by Katherine Fair Donnelly THE SORCERER
New York: David McKay Company, Inc., (1976). 067920363X First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in red boards with black spine titles; in a lightly shelfworn and rubbed illustrated dust jacket with a crease to the front flap. 
Young adult novel of magic and sorcery by the renowned European landscape painter and muralist who, later in his career, became assistant art director to Alexander Korda. Cro-Magnon Ao'h's sorcery brings him to power, but eventually causes his downfall. 
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2170 Battestin, Martin C., editor TWENTIETH CENTURY INTERPRETATIONS OF TOM JONES: A Collection of Critical Essays
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc., (1968). Reprint. Hardcover. A near fine copy without dust jacket. 
119 pages including a bibliography. Hardcover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2171 Battino, Rubin and Wood, Scott E. THERMODYNAMICS: An Introduction
New York-London: Academic Press, (1968). Second printing. Hardcover. Fine, fresh copy in cloth; no dust jacket. 
Octavo. 330 pages, exercises, index, illustrations in text, equations. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2172 Baudelaire, Charles; edited by Lois Boe Hyslop and Francies E. Hyslop, Jr. BAUDELAIRE: A Self Portrait, Selected Letters Translated and Edited with a Running Commentary
London/New York/Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1957. First U.S. edition, first printing. From British sheets, with a U.S. price on jacket flap. Hardcover. Fine, in maroon cloth with gilt spine lettering; in a near fine, lightly age-toned, and showing some minor edgewear, chiefly to the spine ends and flap folds. 
"To read the poignant letters which show him at grips with his fate is to understand him better and as a result to pity and even admire him."--from the Foreword. 259 pages, including index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2173 Bauer, Arnold CARL ZUCKMAYER
New York: Frederick Ungar, (1978). Reprint. Hardcover. Near fine in price-clipped dust jacket w/ very short edge-tears. 
Translated by Edith Simmons. Carl Zuckermayer was a playwright, novelist and screen writer. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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2174 Bauer, Douglas THE VERY AIR
New York: Morrow, (1993). First edition. Fine in stiff illustrated wraps. 
Special Advance Reader's edition with a special corrected page laid in. Western setting. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2175 Baum, L. Frank THE NEW WIZARD OF OZ
Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, [1920-1930]. Fifth edition, second state. Dark-green cloth with pictorial paper label. Illustrations by W.W. Denslow. Hardcover. Large piece (one-inch by three-inch) torn from the front endpaper, ownership signature and date to the front endpaper, rear endpaper missing, margins trimmed affecting pages 13-16, fraying and wear to the extremities, about very good; no dust jacket. 
The text for this edition has been entirely reset and most of the text illustrations from THE WIZARD OF OZ have been removed resulting in a book of only 208 pages. Eight full-color inserted plates with the title-page now in black-and-white. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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2176 Baum, L. Frank WIZARD OF OZ: Giant Pop-up Book
New York, New York: Modern Publishing, 1990. 087449883X First edition thus. Honey Bear Books edition. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in pictorial laminated boards. 
Four colorful double-page 3-D fanfold scenes. New and recently unearthed from old warehouse stock. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2177 Baum, L. Frank, original story by; adapted by Horace J. Elias THE WIZARD OF OZ
New York: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, (1976). 0448124327 First edition, first printing: quarto softcover. Oversized softcover. Tiny areas of glue stain at front and rear inner hinges, age-toning to pages and covers, thus near fine, in slick, illustrated wraps with front cover color photo and rear cover b&w photo from the MGM film. 
Large format adaptation of the Baum tale, illustrated on every page with b&w photos from the beloved film adaptation starring Judy Garland, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley and Ray Bolger. 127 pages. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2178 Baum, L. Frank; pictures by Maxfield Parrish MOTHER GOOSE IN PROSE
New York: Bounty Books, (1986). 0517519046 First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine in turquoise boards with gilt titles; in a fine illustrated dust jacket. Parrish's artwork reproduced in black-and-white. 
Reissue of a book published three years before the author achieved fame as the creator of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, this engaging volume, inspired by well-known nursery rhymes, added an exciting new dimension to old, much-loved verses. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2179 Baum, Richard PRELUDE TO REVOLUTION: Mao, the Party, and the Peasant Question, 1962-66
New York and London: Columbia University Press, (1975). 023103900X First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in red linen with orange titles and devices to the spine; in a near fine dust jacket with just a hint of age-toning to the spine panel. 222 pages; bibliography; and index. 
An examination of the origins of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution as seen by the interrelated issues of Mao Tse Tung's internal political conflicts, administrative corruption in China's countryside and the Socialist Education Movement. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2180 Baum, Tom COUNTERPARTS
New York: The Dial Press, 1970. First edition. Hardcover. Very good plus in rubbed dust jacket with a one inch tear in rear. 
Multi-identity. 
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2181 Baum, Vicki THE MUSTARD SEED
New York: Dial Press, 1953. First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Slight wear to lower spine end else very good plus in dust jacket with 2 shallow chips and several very short edge-tears. 

Price: 25.00 USD
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2182 Bauman, Robert P. AN INTRODUCTION TO EQUILIBRIUM THERMODYNAMICS
Englewood Cliff, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc., (1966). First edition. Trade Paperback. A near fine copy in illustrated stiff wraps. 
Trade paperback. Part of the Foundations of Modern Chemistry Series. 120 pages, answers to problems, further readings, index, figures in text, equations. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2183 Baumbach, Jonathan A MAN TO CONJURE WITH
New York: Random House, (1965). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
First novel by the author and film critic who is also the father of director Noah Baumbach. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2184 Baumgart, Hildegard JEALOUSY: Experiences and Solutions
Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, (1990). 0226039358 First edition in English. Hardcover. A fine copy in dust jacket. 
Translated from the German by Manfred and Evelyn Jacobson. The author is a marriage counselor and draws on history and literature for solutions to the problems brought about by jealousy. 356 pages, works cited, and an index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2185 Baumgold, Julie CREATURES OF HABIT
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993. 0679418059 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"The ultimate shrewd and jaded insider's view of the super-rich, nitwits and geniuses alike, scrambling to become celebrities, well-known for their well-knownness on the Island of Manhattan in a state of collapse."--Kurt Vonnegut. Baumgold's debut. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2186 Bausch, Richard THE LAST GOOD TIME
Garden City: Dial/ Doubleday, 1984. First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 

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2187 Bawden, Nina TORTOISE IN CANDLELIGHT
New York: Harper & Row, (1963). Reprint. Hardcover. Minor faint stains on covers else very good with dust jacket. 

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2188 Bax, Martin, text; Foreman, Michael, illustrator EDMOND WENT FAR AWAY
San Diego, New York, London: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, (1989). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Tiny, nearly invisible remainder stripe to lower page edges, else fine in laminated pictorial boards, decorated endsheets, printed on coated stock; in a fine, illustrated dust jacket. 
One day Edmond says, "I am going to walk far away." Foreman's lyrical watercolors make use of a surprising and distinctive palette to complement Bax's text, as the two evoke the wonder and delight of a young boy's first venture beyond the familiar. 
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2189 Baxt, George A QUEER KIND OF DEATH
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1966). First edition. Hardcover. Some light shelfwear to the edges, else an about near fine copy lacking the dust jacket. 

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2190 Baxt, George THE AFFAIR AT ROYALTIES
New York: Scribner's, (1971). Book club edition. Hardcover. Near fine copy in a dust jacket with shelfwear to the edges, light soiling, else very good. 
"Taking up where Agatha Christie leaves off, George Baxt weaves with a master's hand a country-house mystery full of explosive one-liners, quirky characters and unexpected twists." From the author of THE WILLIAM POWELL AND MYRNA LOY MURDER CASE. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2191 Baxt, George WHO'S NEXT?
New York: International Polygonics, (1988). 0930330994 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
Another funny tale of murder and mayhem from the author of THE MAE WEST MURDER CASE. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2192 Baxt, George THE TALKING PICTURES MURDER CASE
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1990). 0312050437 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket showing the customary St. Martin's mild rubbing and light edgewear. 
"'My God,' said Norma Shearer to her husband, Irving Thalberg, 'this is Nineteen twenty-nine. You'd think we'd be civilized by now."' So it goes, in this cheeky Hollywood mystery about the transition to the talkies, from the quite civilized Mr. Baxt. 
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2193 Baxt, George THE MAE WEST MURDER CASE
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1993). 0312098642 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in very lightly rubbed dust jacket. 
"The year is 1936, and Mae West has all of Hollywood wrapped around her little finger: a place many a man would kill to be. The legendary screen siren has, however, one critic... who is knocking off Mae West impersonators along his way to the real thing." 
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2194 Baxt, George THE BETTE DAVIS MURDER CASE
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1994). 0312109393 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very nearly fine, virtually as-new, in a very mildly edgeworn, very nearly fine, illustrated dust jacket. Jacket art by Honi Werner. 
"Baxt does a mean Bette Davis, and the rest of the gang has silver-screen quality as well. Fans of Christie's cozy mysteries are the logical audience for this meeting of sweet Agatha and tough Bette."--Ilene Cooper. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2195 Baxter, Charles A RELATIVE STRANGER: Stories
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, (1990). 0393028674 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket.. Jacket design and painting by Wendell Minor. 
"In these wonderful, insightful stories ...Baxter asks the most important questions and addresses the most essential subjects--the things we have been thinking about, but haven't, until we read these stories, known how to begin to say."--Francine Prose. 
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2196 Baxter, Stephen COALESCENT
New York: Ballantine Books/Del Rey, (2003). 0345457854 Book Club edition. Hardcover. Former owner's intitials discreetly embossed in blind to the front endpaper, near fine, tight and clean in black boards with gilt titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket. 
Known for hard sf, the Philip K. Dick Award-winner explores social and historical issues as well as human evolution in the first of his Destiny's Children trilogy. He connects the lives of a person in the present and one at the end of the Roman Empire. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2197 Baxter, Stephen EVOLUTION
New York: Ballantine Books/A Del Rey Book, (2003). 034545782X First U.S. edition, first printing: Unrevised Proofs. Hardcover. Fine in decorative printed wraps. 
Science fiction novel that traces the course of human evolution from early primates to post-humans. "MAGISTERIAL AND UPLIFTING . . . A brilliant, grand-scale sampling of sixty-five million years of human evolution . . ."--The Denver Post. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2198 Bay, Austin THE COYOTE CRIED TWICE
New York: Arbor, (1985). 0877957282 First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in price-clipped dust jacket. 
A Vietnam vet. takes a job on a Texas ranch in order to hide out, but finds himself in the middle of a huge, illegal operation. 
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2199 Bayard, Louis THE PALE BLUE EYE
(New York, N.Y.): HarperCollinsPublishers, (2006). 0060733977 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
The author of the Dickensian novel MR. TIMOTHY, fictionalizes Edgar Allan Poe's stint at West Point. Filled with enigmatic clues, codes, cryptograms, and psychological suspense, the novel had most critics on the edge of their seats. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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2200 Bayard, Pierre SHERLOCK HOLMES WAS WRONG: Reopening the Case of The Hound Of the Baskervilles
New York/Berlin/London: Bloomsbury, (2008). 1596916052 First U.S. edition, first printing: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Translated from the French by Charlotte Mandell. 
The author, a French literature professor and psychoanalyst, suggests that Holmes erred in his identification not only of the murderer but of the murder victim with tongue-in-cheek arguments--and logic. 
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