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2201 Bayer, Valerie Townsend CITY OF CHILDHOOD
New York: St. Martin's, (1992). First edition. Hardcover. Light soiling and rubbing to bottom shelf edges, otherwise near fine in an illustrated dust jacket. 

Price: 20.00 USD
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2202 Bayer, William BLIND SIDE
New York: Villard Books, 1989. 0394572572 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very nearly fine, in a fine, if faintly age-toned, illustrated dust jacket. 
Psychological thriller about a photographer who is unable to photograph people because of a mysterious trauma from his past. Then he meets Kimberly Yates, and he is able to shoot again. And then Kimberly disappears. Bayer won an Edgar for PEREGRINE. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2203 Bayer, William WALLFLOWER
New York: Villard, (1991). 0679400478 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
A Janek novel from the Edgar-winning author of PEREGRINE and SWITCH. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2204 Bayles, David Paul URBAN FOREST: Images of Trees in the Human Landscape
San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, (2003). 1578050960 First edition, first printing. Presentation copy: Inscribed "Book #1", dated, and SIGNED by Bayles. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Oblong quarto. 144 pages. 
This beautifully designed and produced volume showcases David Paul Bayles extraordinary vision of urban trees and their often precarious, sometimes triumphant place in the human landscape. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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2205 Bayley, Barrington J. THE ROD OF LIGHT
New York: Arbor House, (1987). 0877959358 First hardcover edition. Hardcover. Tiny dot of ink to the lower fore-edge, else very nearly fine; in a mildly age-toned illustrated dust jacket. 
Jasperodus, the only super-robot to have been granted consciousness, must decide whether to share his soul-possessing secrets with the other robots or to betray them to save mankind. Jacket illustration by Bryn Barnard. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2206 Bayley, Barrington J. THE GARMENTS OF CAEAN
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1976. 038504397X First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Faint remainder spray to lower page edges, else very nearly fine, in blue boards; in a mildly age-toned, very lightly worn, near fine, illustrated dust jacket. Jacket art by Jan Esteves. 
"The novel is concerned with the curious 'Cult of Attire' flourishing in the Caeanic worlds, in which the old adage about clothes making the man is taken to its logical conclusion."--Brian Stableford. "Absurd and magnificent."--Rhys Hughes. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2207 Bayley, F.J. and Owen, J.M. and Turner, A.B. HEAT TRANSFER
New York: Barnes and Noble, Publishers, (1972). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. A fine book in fine dust jacket. 
Octavo. Part of the Applications of Mathematics Series; this volume places special emphasis on the use of computers in the study of heat transfers. 438 pages, appendix, index, figures, tables, equations. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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2208 Bayley, Nicola ONE OLD OXFORD FOX
New York: Atheneum, 1977. 0689306083 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in laminated pictorial boards; in an illustrated dust jacket with a hint of fading to the spine. Small quarto. 
This fabulous counting rhyme book is a great example of mad nonsense. It goes from one to twelve in the usual manner, but its slithery use of language is a delight on the tongue. Beautifully illustrated in amusing detail by the author. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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2209 Bayley, Nicola, illustrator; Logue, Christopher, story told by PUSS IN BOOTS
New York: Greenwillow Books, 1977. 0688860028 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as new, in laminated, color-illustrated boards. Unopened in the publisher's original shrinkwrap with the original price sticker of $6.95. Quarto (9" x 12"). 
Elaborate pop-up rendition of Perrault's perennial is a natural for Bayley, whose feline portraits have distinguished a catload of children's picture books. Featured in 3-d: careening carriages, ogre-ific spells and a feast fit for...a cat! 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2210 Beach, Scott MUSICDOTES
(Berkeley, California): Ten Speed Press, (1977). 0913668648 First edition. Hardcover. Very mild bump to upper corner tips, light rubbing to lower shelf edges, else near fine in illustrated boards; no dust jacket. 
Warmly inscribed and SIGNED by the author to the title-page. Delightfully illustrated throughout with clever chuckle-provoking caricatures by Fuzzzy. A collection of fun and funny music facts, anecdotes, facetiae, satire, jokes and trivia. 111 pages. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2211 Beagle, Peter S. THE LAST UNICORN
(New York, New York): A Roc Book, (1991). 0451450523 Trade Paperback reprint: Special Anniversary Edition. Trade Paperback. Fine, a new book, in illustrated wraps. 
"The unicorn lived in a lilac wood, and she lived all alone." So begins Beagle's "sophisticated classic fantasy" (Clute), proclaimed by Locus Magazine the Number Five Fantasy of All Time! Adapted by Beagle for an animated musical feature in 1982. 
Price: 14.95 USD
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2212 Beagle, Peter S. THE LINE BETWEEN
San Francisco: Tachyon Press, (2006). 1892391368 First edition, first printing: a trade paperback original. Trade Paperback. Fine, a new book, in illustrated wraps. SIGNED by the author at an event in our shop. 
"Story collection from fantasy legend Beagle offers a sublime mix of reprints and original works" including "the coda to his masterwork, THE LAST UNICORN...a sweet, slight story sure to leave fans hungry for the novel's promised sequel."--PW. 
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2213 Beals, Richard; Beck, Anatole; Bellow, Alexandra; and Hajian, Arshag, editors CONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS, Volume 26: Conference In Modern Analysis and Probability
Providence, Rhode Island: American Mathematical Society, (1984). 082185030X First edition, first printing: a trade paperback original. Trade Paperback. Very mild crimp to spine panel, near fine and clean, in white glossy, printed wraps. Octavo. 
A collection of papers presented at the four-day Yale conference in 1982, honoring the retirement of Professor Shizuo Kakutani. Includes theorems, Lipschitz mappings, theories, ergodic discussions, and etc. 432 pages; figures; participants; references. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2214 Bean, Frederic MURDER AT THE SPIRIT CAVE
New York: Bantam Books, (1999). First edition: Paperback Original. Mass market paperback. Fine in bright yellow wraps. 
An uncorrected page proof. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2215 Bean, Gregory LONG SHADOWS IN VICTORY
New York: St. Martin's, (1996). 0312143486 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine copy in an illustrated dust jacket. 
A Harry Starbranch mystery by the author of NO COMFORT IN VICTORY. The discovery of a woman's skeleton leads to two murders in the town of Victory, Wyoming. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2216 Bear, Greg VITALS
New York: Del Rey, (2002). 0345435281 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"I was blown away by its ferocious intelligence, astounding research and insight, and terrifying logic. ...the ultimate conspiracy theory. VITALS is the future of the thriller, and a thriller of our future: VITALS is biotech noir...."--Stephen Baxter. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2217 Bear, Greg VITALS
New York: Del Rey/ Ballantine Books, (2002). 0345435281 Book club edition. Jacket code 14642. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"VITALS is the future of the thriller and a thriller of our future: VITALS is biotech noir."--Stephen Baxter. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2218 Bear, Greg DEAD LINES
New York: Ballantine Books, (2004). 0345448375 First edition, first printing: Advance Uncorrected Proofs. Proof. Fine in pattern illustrated wraps. 
"Taut ghost story set in the California of everyone's dreams and nightmares...Bear reanimates the old story of Faust, who sold his soul for knowledge and power, hinting that the price of rampant technology may be dearer than we think."--Publishers Weekly. 
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2219 Bear, Greg ETERNITY
(New York): Warner Books, (1988). Book club edition. Hardcover. Near fine in a like pictorial dust jacket: wraparound artwork by Ron Miller. 
Sequel to Bear's "cosmological space opera" EON. Bear is one of the most acclaimed of the late '80s hard sf authors. 
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2220 Bear, Greg ETERNITY
(New York): Warner Books, (1988). 0446514020 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in a fine, if faintly age-toned, illustrated dust jacket. Jacket art by Ron Miller 
A messenger from the end of time topples the precarious balance of power that exists between the Old Natives of Earth and their benefactors, the human members of the Hexamon who live inside the asteroid Thistledown. The sequel to EON. 
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2221 Bear, Greg HEADS
London: Century, (1990). Reprint. Trade Paperback. Near fine in glossy stiff wraps with dust jacket. 
Trade paperback. Two hundred years in the future, Rho and William (who live on the moon) procure 410 cryogenically frozen heads in an attempt to read them for information, not yet realizing that their experiments could drastically alter space and time. 
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2222 Bear, Greg MOVING MARS
New York: Tom Doherty Associates, (1993). 031285515X Book club edition. Hardcover. Fine in a wraparound illustrated dust jacket.. 
A futuristic tale of politics with a grand historical sweep depicting the human colonization of Mars. This book won the 1994 Nebula award for the best novel. 
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2223 Bear, Greg LEGACY
New York: Tor, (1995). 0312855168 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
The Hugo and Nebula Award winning author's "prequel" to EON. "This is a stunning SF novel that extrapolates a scientifically complex future from the basic stuff of human nature."--Publisher's Weekly. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2224 Bear, Greg LEGACY
New York: Tor, (1995). 0312855168 Book club edition. Hardcover. Nearly fine; in an illustrated dust jacket. Jacket art by Bob Eggleton. 
The Hugo and Nebula Award winning author's "prequel" to EON. "This is a stunning SF novel that extrapolates a scientifically complex future from the basic stuff of human nature."--Publisher's Weekly. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2225 Bear, Greg SLANT
New York: A Tom Doherty Associates Book, (1997). First U.S. edition: Preceded by a U.K. edition published by Legend. Hardcover. Near fine in dust jacket with artwork by Jim Burns. 
Sf tale set in the sixth decade of the 21st century from the Hugo and Nebula award winning author of EON and MOVING MARS. The title is from Emily Dickinson. "A cohesive and original vision of the future."--People magazine. 
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2226 Bear, Greg [SLANT]
New York: Tor, (1997). Book club edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"A cohesive and original vision of the future."--People magazine. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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2227 Bear, Greg SLANT
New York: A Tom Doherty Associates Book, (1998). Book club edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Artwork by Jim Burns. 
Sf tale set in the sixth decade of the 21st century from the Hugo and Nebula award winning author of EON and MOVING MARS. The title is from Emily Dickinson. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2228 Bear, Greg DINOSAUR SUMMER
(New York): Warner Books, (1998). 0446520985 Book club edition. Hardcover. Near fine, in a near fine illustrated dust jacket with terrific wraparound dinosaur painting by Tony Diterlizzi. Interior color plates, b&w frontispiece, head and endpieces also by Diterlizzi. 
Charmingly presented dinosaur adventure yarn with real-life personages like A.C. Doyle, Merian C. Cooper, Ray Harryhausen and Willis O'Brien woven into the plot. The illustrations by Diterlizzi are enchanting. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2229 Beardsley, Aubrey VENUS AND TANNHAUSER
London: Bracken Books/Bestseller Publications Limited. (1985). 0946495408 First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine, in a fine pictorial dust jacket. 
The amorous encounter between Venus, the mythical Goddess of Love, and the legendary knight Tannhauser, is retold in beautifully erotic passages, as well as an abundant selection of Beardsley's drawings. Quarto. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2230 Beaton, M.C. LOVE, LIES AND LIQUOR
New York: St. Martin's Minotaur, (2006). 0312349106 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
In the 17th Raisin mystery, Agatha still carries a torch for her ex-husband, James Lacey, who invites her on holiday after moving back to the cottage next door to hers. They go to a seaside hotel where a guest is murdered with Agatha's scarf. 
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2231 Beaton, M.C. AGATHA RAISIN AND THE WITCH OF WYCKHADDEN
New York: St. Martin's Minotaur, (1999). 0312204949 First edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Tiny lamination flaws (apparently in production), else fine in illustrated wraps. 
This is the 9th installment of the Agatha Raisin series. Beaton is also the author of the Hamish Macbeth mysteries. "Outsiders always spell trouble for the inbred societies that Beaton observes with such cynical humor."--The New York Times. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2232 Beaton, M.C. KISSING CHRISTMAS GOODBYE
New York: St. Martin's Minotaur, (2007). 0312349114 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine; in a nearly fine dust jacket mildly crimped to the upper spine edge. 
Agatha Raisin, still at the top of her game in her darkly droll 17th whodunit is feeling woefully middle-aged after hiring Toni Gilmour, an endearing U.K.-style Nancy Drew full of teen energy and charm. With dry wit she handles aging, men, and a murder. 
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2233 Beaton, M.C. THE PERFECT PARAGON
New York: St. Martin's Minotaur, (2005). 031230448X First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
In this 16th Raisin mystery, a jealous husband hires Agatha to find out if his wife is two-timing him. Then, Agatha stumbles over the corpse of a teenage girl. Next, the jealous husband himself is offed. Agatha connects the events and solves the murder. 
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2234 Beaton, M.C. THE SKELETON IN THE CLOSET
New York: St. Martin's Minotaur, (2001). 0312207727 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Jenny Tylden Wright. 
When Fellworth Dolphin's mother dies soon after his father, Fellworth inherits a large sum of money. The mystery of where the money came from has him caught up in the secrets of his sleepy little town. 
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2235 Beaton, M.C. AGATHA RAISIN AND THE WIZARD OF EVESHAM
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1999). 0312198221 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket. 
It is indeed her prideful hair that leads Agatha onto the trail of murder in her eighth adventure, when a charming hairdresser called Mr. John repairs her disastrous home dye job, then makes what appear to be romantic overtures. 
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2236 Beaton, M.C. AGATHA RAISIN AND THE DAY THE FLOODS CAME
New York: St. Martin's Minotaur, (2002). 0312207670 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket. 
The twelfth Raisin outing. On Agatha's return to her Cotswold home, she learns of a young woman's apparent suicide and decides to investigate with the aid of her new neighbor, the dashing, cultured and vaguely lascivious writer John Armitage. 
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2237 Beaton, M.C. DEATH OF A CELEBRITY
(New York, N.Y.): Mysterious Press/Warner Books, (2002). 0892966769 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Black remainder mark to the lower page edges, near fine; in fine dust jacket illustrated by Alan Dingman. 
With teasing epigrams at the start of each chapter, a good dose of light British suspense that carries through details both quotidian and faintly exotic, this 17th constable Hamish Macbeth mystery installment is to be enjoyed with a cup of tea. 
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2238 Beaton, M.C. DEATH OF A GENTLE LADY
Boston and New York: Grand Central Publishing, (2008). 0446582603 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Full of the author's trademark zest and wit, the 23rd Hamish Macbeth mystery finds the 50-year-old Scottish detective taking pity on a beautiful Turkish maid about to be deported, by asking her to marry him. 
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2239 Beaton, M.C. THE DEADLY DANCE
New York: St. Martin's Minotaur, (2004). 0312304366 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Number in ink to front endpaper, very good plus; in a fine dust jacket. 
The fifteenth outing for Agatha Raisin finds the amateur/professional sleuth taking on her first real case and trying to show what her detective agency in the Cotswolds can do. 
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2240 Beattie, Ann WHERE YOU'LL FIND ME AND OTHER STORIES
New York: Linden Press, 1986. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in like dust jacket. 
A collection of stories about the generation that came of age in the 1960's and 1970's, focusing on the the lives of the bored and dissapointed ex-urban middle classes. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2241 Beattie, Ann WHAT WAS MINE
New York: Random House, (1991). 067940077X First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Collection of short stories from the author of CHILLY SCENES OF WINTER and PICTURING WILL. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2242 Beattie, James A.; Benedict, Manson; Blaisdell, Edwin; Kaye, Joseph PROCEEDINGS OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES: An Experimental Study of the Absolute Temperature Scale X
Cambridge, Massachusetts: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1949. First edition. Four brief lines of page references in ink to the rear cover, else near fine in tan, printed, stapled wraps. 
Series: Volume 77, Number 8, pages 255-336, May 1949. A comparison of the scale of the platinum resistance thermometer with the scale of the nitrogen gas thermometer from 0 to 444.6 degrees. 81 pages; explanatory text, figures, extensive tables. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2243 Beatty, John & Patricia MASTER ROSALIND
New York: William Morrow and Company, 1974. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine (tiny label ghost to front free endpaper), in age-toned dust jacket with edgewear, a few small dots of stain to rear panel, 3'' and half-inch closed edge tears--reinforced with cello-tape to the reverse of the jacket. Much nicer than it sounds. 
Juvenile historical fiction, wherein a young Elizabethan woman (with a Shakespearean name) dresses as a boy in order to join a theatrical company (and play female parts!), and who will ultimately meet the Queen herself. SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE for kids? 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2244 Beaty, Betty MISS MIRANDA'S WALK
London: Mills & Boon Limited, (1967). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in very lightly rubbed dust jacket. 
Rosamund agrees to have filming at her Elizabethan manor home. 
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2245 Beaty, Betty THE MISSIONARY'S DAUGHTER
London: Mills & Boon Limited, (1983). First edition. Hardcover. Page edges starting to tan as usual, else fine in dust jacket with minor edge rubbing. Masquerade Historical Romances series. 
Inscribed and SIGNED by the author on the title-page. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2246 Beaty, David THE WIND OFF THE SEA
New York: William Morrow, 1962. First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Lower edges slightly rubbed ow near fine in price-clipped dust jacket. 

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2247 Beaty, David THE SIREN SONG
New York: William Morrow & Company, 1964. First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Minor bump to lower shelf edges otherwise near fine in a price-clipped dust jacket. 

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2248 Beaty, David THE TEMPLE TREE
Boston: Houghton Mifflin company, 1971. First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Very good plus in dust jacket with several edge tears. 

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2249 Beaty, David THE WATER JUMP: The Story of Transatlantic Flight
New York/Hagerstown/San Francisco/London: Harper & Row, Publishers, (1976). 0060102969 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Hint of wear to the upper spine edge, else near fine in sky-blue cloth with silver titles to the spine; in a near fine dust jacket with tiny tears and creases to the shelf extremities. 304 pages; selected bibliography; aircraft and engines; and index. 
As an experienced airplane captain, a long-time military flyer, and aviation expert, Beaty is able to offer interesting insights in this detailed history of oceanic flight. Maps and one hundred-forty photographic illustrations enhance the text. 
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2250 Beaty, David and Betty WINGS OF MORNING
(London): Macmillan London Limited, (1982). First edition. Hardcover. An additional title added in ink on the author's checklist page, page edges tanning as usual else near fine in dust jacket. 
The first time these two authors have collaborated on a novel. 
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2251 Beaty, David and Betty WINGS OF THE MORNING
New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, (1982). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Lower spine edge lightly bumped, otherwise near fine in dust jacket. 494 pages. 
Aviation fiction from the turn of the century through WWI. 
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2252 Beavan, Colin FINGERPRINTS: The Origins of Crime Detection and the Murder Case that Launched Forensic Science
New York: Hyperion, (2001). 0786866071 First edition: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 232 pages; chronology of fingerprints; illustrations; figures; source notes; bibliography; and index. 
"A lively, fascinating recounting of how fingerprints came to be a means of identification, with emphasis on the personalities, claims, and peccadilloes of the men involved. Beavan admirably brings to vivid life the tangled human tale."--Kirkus Reviews. 
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2253 Beaverson, Aiden THE HIDDEN ARROW OF MAETHER
(New York, New York): Delacorte Press, (2000). 0385327501 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Danilo Ducak. 
Does 14-year-old Linn, who secretly follows the Truen faith, possess the gift that can save the mythical lysefolk of Maether? "Splendidly intelligent and imaginative."--Joan Aiken. 
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2254 Bechard, Gorman NINTH SQUARE
New York: Forge/A Tom Doherty Associates Book, (2002). 0765301466 First edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in a powder-blue printed wraps. 
Debut for William Shute, a New Haven tough-guy detective with an attitude. By the author and director/screenwriter of the film PSYCHOS IN LOVE. Set among the sleazier hotels of Connecticut. 
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2255 Bechdolt, Jack THE TORCH
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Prime Press, 1948. First edition. Hardcover. Upper spine end bumped with the spine slightly faded, otherwise a very good copy in red binding (first issue) lacking the dust jacket. 
Set in 3010, this futuristic novel tells of the "Dark Ages," which were late in the twentieth century, after a great comet struck the earth and threw it into chaos and destruction. Illustrations by L. Robert Tschirky. 
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2256 Becher, Don A TICKET TO NOWHERE
Clovis, California: Vega Books, Inc., (1966). B0007FDHK8 First edition: Paperback Original. VSF-13; cover price, $.50. Mass market paperback. A hint of edgewear, pages age-toned, as expected, else a fine, unread copy in illustrated wraps. Crude, but effective cover art shows an enormous head floating over a forested, lake-side vista, and a streamlined spacecraft zooming through the meadows. 
Though this Vega sf PBO strongly resembles the format used to issue Lionel Fanthorpe's titles under a variety of pseudonyms, there is no evidence that this is a Fanthorpe penname, or that "Becher" ever wrote anything else. A ticket to nowhere, indeed. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2257 Becher, Ulrich. Translated by Henry A. Smith WOODCHUCK HUNT
New York: Crown, (1977). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with some light toning to the covers. 

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2258 Beck, K.K. YOUNG MRS. CAVENDISH & THE KAISER'S MEN
New York: Walker and Company, (1987). 0802709796 First edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in a very faintly age-toned dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Jack Keely. 
"K. K. Beck...transports us to a still young and somewhat brawling San Francisco just prior to America's entry into World War I, and proves that she can weave as enchanting a story in that ambience as well." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2259 Beck, K.K. BODY IN THE CORNFLAKES
New York: St. Martin's, (1992). Reprint. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 

Price: 8.00 USD
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2260 Beck, K.K. AMATEUR NIGHT
New York: Mysterious, (1993). 0892964804 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
A Jane DaSilva mystery from the author of A HOPELESS CASE and DEATH IN A DECK CHAIR. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2261 Beck, K.K. WE INTERRUPT THIS BROADCAST
(New York): The Mysterious Press, (1997). 0892966424 First edition: Advance Reading Copy. Proof. Fine in glossy illustrated wraps. 

Price: 20.00 USD
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2262 Beck, K.K. THE REVENGE OF KALI-RA
(New York, NY): Mysterious Press/Warner Books, (1999). 089296670X First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in bright orange-red boards with yellow spine lettering; in a fine, as-new, illustrated dust jacket. Jacket by Richard Fahey. 
"Superstar Nadia Wentworth reads The Wrath of Kali-Ra, written decades ago by the long-forgotten Valerian Ricardo, and determines to produce a film about the eponymous cruel dominatrix, Queen of Doom...a dead-on sendup of Hollywood and pulp fiction."--PW. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2263 Becka, Elizabeth TRACE EVIDENCE
New York: Hyperion, (2005). 1401301746 First edition, first printing: Advance Reading Copy. Proof. Fine in color illustrated wraps. 
The criminologist and Florida police forensic specialist draws from her experience in this forensic-thriller and debut novel. "Characters you'll care about, edge-of-your-seat suspense, and fascinating details...love the Evelyn James series."--Jan Burke. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2264 Becker, E. and Mikhailov, G.K., editors THEORETICAL AND APPLIED MECHANICS: Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics; Moscow University, August 21-26, 1972
Berlin/ Heidelberg/New York: Springer-Verlag, 1973. First edition. Hardcover. Name in ink to the title-page, mild age-toning to the text, else a near fine copy in black cloth with gilt titles and device; in a lightly shelfworn and slightly soiled dust jacket with one closed tear to the upper rear panel. 
Quarto. This book contains the full text of the five General Lectures and of 17 Sectional Lectures by well-known and outstanding experts from many countries. 366 pages. Illustrated with 203 figures and two photographs. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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2265 Becker, Edwin D. HIGH RESOLUTION NMR: Theory and Chemical Applications; Second Edition
New York: Academic Press, 1980. Second edition. Hardcover. Magic marker bleed-through on first few pages, former owner's blindstamp on the half title page, overall a very good, sound copy in dark gray cloth, without dust jacket. 
Study of nuclear magnetic resonance. 354 pages, index, graphs, tables, charts. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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2266 Becker, Ethel Anderson HERE COMES THE POLLY
Seattle, Washington: Superior Publishing Company, (1971). First edition. Hardcover. One corner tip minutely bumped, red remainder dot to lower page edges, else nearly fine in black stamped leatherette, in an age-toned and rubbed pictorial dust jacket that shows one short closed edge tear to the rear panel. Quarto. 
Illustrated "biography" of the gunboat "Politkofsy"--built for the Russian fur trade circa 1861 and transferred to the U.S. in 1867, when it was transformed into a work tug. Fascinating gallery of rare photos by E.A. Hegg, Asahel Curtis and F.H. Nowell. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2267 Becker, Stephen THE LAST MANDARIN
New York: Random House, (1979). 0394499271 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Publisher's remainder emblem to upper page edges, dots of stain to fore-edge, thus only about near fine, in silver-stamped black cloth shelfback over terra cotta boards; in an age-toned, else fine illustrated dust jacket. 
Second book in Becker's Far East Trilogy, following THE CHINESE BANDIT and preceding THE BLUE-EYED SHAN. "In 1949 adventurer Jack Burnham goes to China to track down a Japanese war criminal responsible for the Rape of Nanking in 1933."--Gary Lovisi. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2268 Becker, Walt LINK
New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., (1998). 0688158226 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Blind-embossed ownership seal to the front endpaper, else fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Science fiction novel by the director and screenwriter. "Scientists unearth the true, alien-assisted origins of mankind."--Locus. "Walt Becker has written one of the finest first novels I've read in years."--Nelson DeMille. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2269 Beckett, Simon FINE LINES: A Novel
New York: Simon & Schuster, (1994). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. A crease to the front endpaper, otherwise fine in dust jacket. 
Review copy with publisher's slip and promtional card laid in. The author's first novel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2270 Beddor, Frank THE LOOKING GLASS WARS: SEEING REDD
(New York, NY): Dial Books, (2007). 0803731558 First edition, first printing. SIGNED and inscribed with chop block by the author! Hardcover. Spine ends and lower corner tips lightly crimped, else near fine; in a near fine mildly rubbed dust jacket. 
Alyss Heart has been restored as the rightful Queen of Wonderland, but has her Imperial Viciousness, Redd escaped? Besides fighting to keep Wondertropolis safe, Alyss and her comrades must battle phantom forces from outside the city. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2271 Beddor, Frank THE LOOKING GLASS WARS
(New York, NY): Dial Books, (2006). 0803731531 First edition, first printing. SIGNED, and inscribed by Beddor. Hardcover. Corner tips very lightly bumped, near fine, in a near fine dust jacket with minute crimping to spine ends and corner tips. 
Inscribed "To __" and SIGNED by the author with his personal "Long live Alyss" art chop block to the title page. The first installment in the realistically portrayed Alice in Wonderland series. Alyss escapes her alternate universe to Victorian England. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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2272 Beddor, Frank with Liz Cavalier HATTER M: The Looking Glass Wars, Volume One; Issues 1-4
(Norcross, Ga./Los Angeles, Ca.): Desperado Publishing/Automatic Publishing, (2007). 0979593956 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, un color illustrated boards; in a fine, as-new, dust jacket with illustrations that mimic the book covers. Tall Octavo. 165 pages. Serialized graphic novel. 
SIGNED and dated by artist Ben Templesmith and also SIGNED with an inscription "To Gina, Follow the Glow" by Frank Beddor in silver pen to the front endpaper. 'Fantasy just declared war on reality'. High quality production on striking color plates. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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2273 Bedell, Geraldine PARTY TRICKS
New York: St. Martin's, (1998). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 

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2274 Bedford, John MOMENT IN TIME
London: Robert Hale, (1983). First edition. Hardcover. Pale splashes of stain to upper page edges, else this would be a sharp, near fine copy; in a lightly edge-worn color photo-pictorial dust jacket that shows some traces of dampstain to the upper extremities and rear panel. 
In the winter of 1938, against the backdrop of the gathering storm in Europe, young Detective Constable George Turner of the Railway police pursues the disfigured, masked killer dubbed by the newspapers, "The Phantom of the Railways." 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2275 Bedford-Jones, H. SAINT MICHAEL'S GOLD
New York/London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1926. First edition. Hardcover. Hint of wear at the spine ends, else a bright, sharp nearly fine copy in maroon cloth lettered and decorated in gilt; in an illustrated dust jacket with age-darkening to the spine, a tiny chip to spine head and to upper front corner, very light edgewear. 
Lovely copy of the historical adventure tale set in Revolutionary France by the prodigiously prolific fictioneer known as "The King of the Pulps." Map-decorated endpapers. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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2276 Bedford-Jones, H. THE SHADOW
New York: The Fiction League, 1930. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Front hinge cracked and partially repaired, staining and soiling to the covers, some shelfwear and fraying at the edges, else a good copy in yellow cloth with titles in blue; lacking the dust jacket. 
"The Shadow--a strange, strong man, a man of evil destiny--who dwelt in that land of romance and adventure, Lower California."--publisher's blurb. Tale of adventure, mystery, and terror by the "King of the Pulps". 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2277 Beebe, Lucius THE CENTRAL PACIFIC & SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROADS
Berkeley, California: Howell-North, (1966). 083107034X Third printing, so stated on copyright page. Quarto. 900 illustrations, 7 pictures in full-color. Index, Appendix, Maps and Memorabilia. Hardcover. Mild spine slant, faint soiling to fore-edge and to covers, faint age-toning to pages, thus very good plus; in a very good minus dust jacket: nicked, creased, with quite a few tiny edge tears, some separation at folds, age-toning. 
The story, in words and pictures, of the far-flung Southern Pacific Railroad system that dominates the West Coast of the U.S. from Oregon to L.A. and then heads across Texas for New Orleans, and also of the Central Pacific that was its earliest component. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2278 Beebee, Chris THE HUB
(London): Macdonald & Co., Ltd., (1987). First edition. Hardcover. Pages tanning, as usual, otherwise fine in a lightly rubbed dust jacket. 
An inventive novel, the author's first, set in the 21st century, where unemployment and cancer have been replaced by things much worse. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2279 Beechcroft, William IMAGE OF EVIL
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, (1985). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 

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2280 Beechey, Alan MURDERING MINISTERS
New York: St. Martin's Minotaur, (1999). 0312209029 First U.S. edition: Advance Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Staple hole to front cover, else fine in printed wraps. 
Beechey's second Oliver Swithin comic mystery reprises characters from his acclaimed first outing, AN EMBARRASSMENT OF CORPSES. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2281 Beechey, Alan MURDERING MINISTERS
New York: St. Martin's Minotaur, (1999). 0312209029 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Beechey's second Oliver Swithin comic mystery reprises characters from his acclaimed first outing, AN EMBARRASSMENT OF CORPSES. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2282 Beeching, Steve VIDEOCASSETTE RECORDERS: A Servicing Guide, Third Edition
(Oxford): Heinemann Professional Publishing, (1988). Third edition. Hardcover. Fine in illustrated laminated boards without dust jacket, as issued. 
Tall octavo. 221 pages including appendices and an index. Fully illustrated. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2283 Beeding, Francis SECRET WEAPON
New York: Books Inc., (1945). Reprint. Hardcover. Former owner's name on front endpaper, else near fine in a dust jacket with chipping and shelfwear to the edges, else very good. 

Price: 15.00 USD
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2284 Beeding, Francis 12 DISGUISES
New York: Books Inc., (1946). Reprint. Hardcover. Lightly bumped corner tip, else very good plus in a dust jacket with chipping to the edges, shelfwear, else very good. 

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2285 Beer, Thomas THE ROAD TO HEAVEN
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1928. First edition. Hardcover. Mild strip of offsetting to the front and rear endpapers, else a fine fresh copy in pictorial cloth; in an attractive dust jacket with an illustration that echoes the cloth binding. A pleasing copy. 
One of three novels this neglected novelist, short-story writer, biographer, and historian produced. His STEPHEN CRANE (1923) did much to revive the reputation of this long-neglected literary pioneer. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2286 Beerbohm, Max AND EVEN NOW
London: William Heinemann, 1920. First edition. Hardcover. Very good only, with offsetting to the endsheets, fading (especially to spine) and soiling to covers, corner tips lightly bumped; in printed dust jacket that is edgeworn and tanned (especially to spine) and that has a diamond cut-out to lower spine panel. 
Essays penned between 1910 and 1920 by the premiere wit of his generation. Some true gems here, such as a piece on invented novels that appear in novels (!), and a deeply moving memoir of "William and Mary"--the incomparable Max in quite a different key. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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2287 Behan, Brendan CONFESSIONS OF AN IRISH REBEL
[New York]: Bernard Geis Associates/Random House, (1965). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Very faint offsetting to endsheets, else an about near fine copy in green-lettered ochre cloth over white boards with green line-portrait of Behan to front cover; in a lightly edgeworn and age-toned dust jacket. 
Posthumous publication of the second volume of the Irish playwright's autobiography, sequel to BORSTAL BOY. Foreword by Rae Jeffs. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2288 Behm, Marc 3 NOVELS BY MARC BEHM: EYE OF THE BEHOLDER; QUEEN OF THE NIGHT; ICE MAIDEN
(London:) Zomba Books, (1983). 094639122X First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in the fine distinctive Black Box Thriller pictorial dust jacket with artwork by Robin Harris. Introduction by Maxim Jakubowski. 
The first contemporary author presented in the Zomba series; collected are three of actor/writer Behm's dark tales of obsession. THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER (also issued in the prestigious Serie Noire) was adapted for the screen as MORTELLE RANDONEE. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2289 Behrman, S.N. THE SUSPENDED DRAWING ROOM
London: Hamish Hamilton, (1966). First U.K. edition. Hardcover. Near fine in dust jacket with some light rubbing and minor shelf wear. 
Portraits of Shaw, Robert Sherwood, Ferencer Molnar and others in this collection of shorter pieces by the great stylist and humorist. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2290 Behrman, S.N. PEOPLE IN A DIARY: A Memoir by SN Behrman
Boston: Little, Brown & Co., (1972). First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in dust jacket. 
Reflections of past experiences with Greta Garbo, Sinclair Lewis, Noel Coward, W. Somerset Maugham and others. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2291 Beinhart, Larry YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR
New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., (1988). 0688066135 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
A congressman and a reporter hire Tony Cassella to investigate Reagan's nominee for Attorney General, a man who may have ties to the mob. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2292 Beinhart, Larry FOREIGN EXCHANGE
New York: Harmony, (1991). 0517577267 First edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
A Tony Casella mystery. A new baby and I.R.S. problems have Tony thinking about giving up the investigation game, but everyone seems to have other ideas so Tony starts looking into the lives of a couple who were killed in an avalanche. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2293 Beinhart, Larry AMERICAN HERO
New York: Pantheon Books, (1993). First edition. Hardcover. Slight tanning to the shelf edges, else a fine copy in dust jacket. 
This novel served in part as the basis for the recent film WAG THE DOG. Our copy is inscribed and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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2294 Beinhart, Larry AMERICAN HERO
New York: Pantheon, (1993). First edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in a very good plus dust jacket with a two-inch closed tear to the spine. 
Review copy with materials laid in. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2295 Beinhart, Larry SALVATION BOULEVARD
New York: Nation Books, (2008). 1568584113 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"Best known for American Hero (1994), the jaunty political novel that became the film Wag the Dog, Beinhart offers something more ambitious in this splendid religious legal thriller."--PW. A born-again P.I. and a Jewish lawyer defend a Muslim student. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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2296 Beinhart, Larry NO ONE RIDES FOR FREE
New York: William Morrow, (1986). 0688060579 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Soiling to boards, nick to one page, else a very good copy; in a nearly fine, lightly age-toned dust jacket. 
Beinhart's debut, winner of the 1987 Edgar, is a gritty, realistic murder mystery. Ex-prison cop, now private dick Tony Cassella lands a plum assignment tracking down a former Wall Street lawyer convicted of embezzlement. Tony finds him all right--dead. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2297 Bejema, Carl Jay, editor EVOLUTION BY SEXUAL SELECTION THEORY: Prior to 1900
New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, (1984). First edition. Hardcover. A slight nick and bump to the upper corner of the front cover, otherwise a near fine copy in gilt-lettered boards; no dust jacket. 
Part of the Benchmark Papers in Systematic and Evolutionary Biology Series. A collection of classic scientific papers with facsimile reproductions of the original texts. Tall octavo. 379 pages, index. With illustrations in text. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2298 Beliveau, Kay STRIKE FOR THE HEART
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Co., Inc., 1947. First edition. Hardcover. Very good plus in dust jacket with edge tears and three tiny edge chips. The author's first novel. 
Francesca falls in love with a jazz musician and labor leader. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2299 Bell, Christine THE PEREZ FAMILY
New York: W.W. Norton & Co., (1990). 0393027988 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Tim Gaydos. 
After twenty years in Cuban prison, Juan Perez manages to bring his family to Miami, and finds himself running a gauntlet of culture shock, caught between the American world he lives in and the Cuban one he left behind. Source for the 1995 film. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2300 Bell, Clare RATHA'S CREATURE
New York: Atheneum/Argo/A Margaret K. McElderry Book, 1983. 0689502621 First edition. Hardcover. A fine, virtually as-new copy in green cloth with orange lettering to spine and front cover; in an illustrated dust jacket with jacket painting by Michele Chessare. Lovely example. 
Young-adult fantasy set 25 million years in the future centers on a band of intelligent wild cats who are relatives of the ancient sabertooth. The saga was continued in CLAN GROUND, RATHA AND THE THISTLE-CHASER, THE JAGUAR PRINCESS, RATHA'S CHALLENGE. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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