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2401 Berger, Thomas ONCE IN EUROPA
(Cambridge): Granta Books in assocation with Penguin Books, (1989). 014014207X First U.K. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in black boards with silver spine titles; in a faintly age-toned, else fine, illustrated dust jacket. 
Second volume in the art historian and novelist's trilogy that evokes, in fictional form, the peasant's odyssey from village to metropolis. Follows PIG EARTH. Berger's novel G won the 1972 Booker Prize. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2402 Berges, Emily Trafford THE FLYING CIRCUS
New York: Morrow, (1985). First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in dust jacket with several short edge-tears. 

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2403 Bergman, Andrew THE BIG KISS-OFF OF 1944
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1974). 0030117968 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild soiling to page edges, else near fine; in a near fine dust jacket that exhibits a suggestion of edgewear. 
40's era shamus pastiche by the remarkable Mr. Bergman, who first made an impression with his dissertation film history, WE'RE IN THE MONEY, co-authored BLAZING SADDLES, wrote THE IN-LAWS, and is now a writer/director of such films as HONEYMOON IN VEGAS. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2404 Bergman, Andrew THE BIG KISS-OFF OF 1944
London: Hutchinson of London, (1975). 0091229204 First U.K. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Pages age-toned, as expected, hint of splaying to the boards, thus very nearly fine; in crimson boards with gilt spine stamping; in a fine, if age-toned, pictorial dust jacket. Splendid jacket art--quite different than the U.S. issue--is by Bill Botten. 
40's era shamus pastiche by the remarkable Mr. Bergman, who first made an impression with his dissertation film history, WE'RE IN THE MONEY, co-authored BLAZING SADDLES, wrote THE IN-LAWS, and is now a writer/director of such films as HONEYMOON IN VEGAS. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2405 Bergon, Frank WILD GAME
Reno, Nevada: University of Nevada, (1995). First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 

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2406 Bergonzi, Bernard EXPLODING ENGLISH: Criticism, Theory, Culture
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1990. 0198128525 First edition. Hardcover. Fine with gilt lettering to the spine; in a bright dust jacket. 240 pages, notes, selective bibliography, index. 
Bergonzi, a literary critic and teacher, analyzes the advent of theory and the resulting controversy regarding the proper study of English literature, and argues that the fragmenting of study is merely a symptom rather than the core problem. 
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2407 Bergstrom, Louise THE NIGHT OF THE FEATHERED SERPENT
New York, New York: Avalon Books/Thomas Bouregy and Company, Inc., (1988). 0803487037 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Tiny dot of stain to edge of front free endsheet, else fine, in green boards with black spine lettering; in an age-toned illustrated dust jacket. Cover illustration by Ken Christie. 
For twelve years, Lori Cahill has been haunted by the memory of a murder she witnessed while on a dig with her archaeologist father. She returns to Yucatan to find the truth and is immediately swept up in a whirlwind of danger and romance. 
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2408 Berle, Milton and Roeburt, John EARTHQUAKE
New York: Random House, (1959). B0006AW0LG First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Hint of dust soiling to the upper page edges, else fine, in black cloth with stamping in orange, silver, blue and lavender; in a price-clipped, age-toned, lightly worn, near fine dust jacket. 
An earthquake hits in the Mexican town of Choluca and a group of expatriates get a second chance borne out of violence and compassion. Yes, co-written by Uncle Miltie, whose photo adorns the rear panel of the jacket. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2409 Berman, Daniel S. GOING PUBLIC: A Practical Handbook of Procedures and Forms
Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, Inc., (1974). First edition. Hardcover. Lower spine edge bumped with mended tears, else a very good copy in green simulated leather with gilt titles to the front cover and spine; no dust jacket. 221 pages; step-by-step instructions; appendix; and index. Quarto. 
At the time of this publication, Berman had practiced law for twenty-five years and was an expert adviser and lecturer to audiences of accountants, lawyers, comptrollers, stock brokers, underwriters and mortgage bankers on the subject of going public. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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2410 Berman, James Gabriel UNINVITED
(New York): Warner Books, (1995). First edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
The author's first novel. 
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2411 Berman, Mitch TIME CAPSULE
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1987). First edition. Hardcover. Small spot of stain on the fore edges, otherwise near fine in a dust jacket with two small closed edge tears on the upper front panel and rear spine. 
An epic journey of a young man through America, after it has been devastated by nuclear attack, is portrayed in this post-holocaust novel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2412 Bernard, Christine, editor 2ND (SECOND) ARMADA GHOST BOOK
(London): Armada Paperbacks for Boys and Girls/May Fair, (1986). First edition: Paperback Original. Mass market paperback. Very mild spine crease and edgewear, else near fine in illustrated wraps with artwork by Gino D'Achille, who has also supplied the interior black-and-whites. 
This second gathering of ghost yarns for the younger set highlights contributions by Wells, E. Nesbit, William Croft Dickinson, and Sorche Nic Leodhas. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2413 Bernard, Ronald THE DEADLY PASSION
[No place]. An Authentic Chariot Book, (1960). First edition: Paperback Original. #CB114. Mass market paperback. Hint of edgewear, mild corner crease to rear cover, else a very nearly fine copy in color-illustrated wraps. Bad girl art shows a brunette--arms over her head tossing her raven tresses; in the background a hunk with his back to us removes his shirt. 
"Raye Loring was...possessed of a strange regal beauty...she enslaved men and women." Not to mention Anne ("needed love and mink to console her lovely young body"), Sherry ("beautiful and bad") and Sandra ("gorgeous dish with a strange yearning.") 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2414 Bernhard, Thomas; Translated from the German by David McLintock. WOODCUTTERS
New York: Alfred A Knopf, (1988). 0394551524 First U.S. edition, first printing. Published in the U.K. as CUTTING TIMBER, translated by Ewald Osers. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"Mr. Bernhard's portrait of a society in dissolution has a Scandinavian darkness reminiscent of Ibsen and Strindberg, but it is filtered through a minimalist prose. . . . Woodcutters offers an unusually intense, engrossing literary experience."--NYT. 
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2415 Bernhard, Virginia, editor ELITES, MASSES, AND MODERNIZATION IN LATIN AMERICA, 1850-1930
Austin and London: University of Texas Press, (1979). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a rubbed and very good plus dust jacket that is slightly shelf-worn. 
Three eminent historians explore the interactions between the elites and the lower classes in Latin America during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2416 Bernhardt, William CAPITOL THREAT
New York: Ballantine Books, (2007). 9780345470171 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
Bernhardt draws on his experience as a trial lawyer in depicting his series character, attorney Ben Kincaid. In this outing Kincaid travels to Washington, D.C. to defend a senator and becomes involved in political turmoil, murder, and gay prejudices. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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2417 Bernieres, Louis de CORELLI'S MANDOLIN
New York: Pantheon Books, (1994). 0679436448 First U.S. edition, first printing: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine, in bronze foil lettered black cloth backstrip over black boards; in a fine, illustrated dust jacket. 
The story of a love affair between the daughter of a local doctor and an Italian soldier during WWII. "Behind every page...we sense its author's intelligence, wit, heart, imagination, and wisdom. This is a great book."--Richard Russo. Filmed in 2001. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2418 Bernstein, Carol L. THE CELEBRATION OF SCANDAL: Toward the Sublime in Victorian Urban Fiction
University Park, PA: The Pennsylvania State University Press, (1991). 0271007184 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in teal cloth with gilt lettering to the spine; in a printed dust jacket. Index. 
Bernstein explores the representation of the city in Victorian fiction, from the scandals and slums to high society, including the popular works of Dickens, James, and Meredith, as well as less known writers like the parodies of Catherine Gore. 
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2419 Berry, Steve THE VENETIAN BETRAYAL
New York: Ballantine Books, (2007). 0345485777 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
In the third novel to feature Cotton Malone, Malone takes on another villain bent on world domination, Irina Zovastina, supreme minister of the Central Asian Federation, who's plotting to use a bioweapon to destroy Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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2420 Berry, Venise SO GOOD
(New York): A Dutton Book, (1996). 0525938850 First edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a bright dust jacket. 
Berry's first novel is an African-American love story set in Washington, D.C., about three woman--a Ph.D. candidate, her friend who just married a Nigerian man, and her advertising executive big sister--all looking for Mr. Right. 
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2421 Berryman, John DELUSIONS, ETC.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (1972). 0374137986 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild age-toning to pages, else fine, in black cloth with gilt spine titles, red-orange upper-page-edge tint; in a very good dust jacket, lightly worn, tanned, and with a quite dark area of offsetting to rear panel. 
Posthumous collection which had been completed and was in proof when the distinguished American poet followed the example of his father and took his own life. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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2422 Bertholf, Robert J.(editor) GREAT ADMIRATION:HD/ROBERT DUNCAN:CORRESPONDENCE 1950-1961
Venice,CA: Lapis Press, (1992). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 

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2423 Bes Shahar, Eluki BUTTERFLY AND HELLFLOWER
(New York, N.Y.): GuildAmerica Books, [1993]. 1568650485 First edition. Hardcover. Lower corner tips lightly stubbed, else very good plus; in a very nearly fine, illustrated dust jacket with artwork by Peter Scanlan. 
Omnibus of three space opera novels featuring interstellar smuggler Butterfly St. Cyr. Comprises HELLFLOWER; DARKTRADERS; and ARCHANGEL BLUES. Bes Shahar also writes fantasies as Rosemary Edgehill. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2424 Bess & Jodorowsky SON OF THE GUN #3: Flesh and Filth
(Hollywood, CA): Humanoids Publishing, (2001). 1930652534 First English language edition, first printing. Translated from the French by Justin Kelly. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in laminated, pictorial boards. Quarto-sized graphic novel. Illustrated in full-color throughout. 
"The darkest, most over-the-top series Humanoids has ever published. Jodorowsky's tale of hit man Juan Solo's ascent from poverty to the Governor's Mansion has come at the cost of his soul. Juan has committed heinous acts that can hardly be imagined." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2425 Besselievre, Edmund B. & Schwartz, Max THE TREATMENT OF INDUSTRIAL WASTES: Second Edition
New York: McGraw Hill Book Company, (1976). 0070050473 Second printing. Hardcover. Fine in black boards with spine titles in orange and white; in a near fine bright orange illustrated dust jacket with one tiny closed edge tear. 
Tall octavo. 386 pages; glossary, references, and an index. Photos, figures, and tables. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2426 Bessie, Alvah MEN IN BATTLE: A Story of Americans in Spain
New York: Veterans Of The Abraham Lincoln Brigade, (1954). B0007DOFQ0 First edition thus. Hardcover. A fine copy in grey cloth; without dust jacket, as issued. Octavo. 345 pages. 
This edition contains a new introduction by Bessie. "This edition of MEN IN BATTLE is dedicated to the veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, who have not forgotten the promise they made before they left Spain fifteen years ago."--Alvah Bessie. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2427 Bessie, Alvah THE SYMBOL
New York: Random House, (1966). First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in dust jacket lightly faded on the spine and with two very short edge tears. 
A novel of Wanda Oliver, an orphan who becomes a Hollywood star. 
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2428 Best, Herbert TAL OF THE FOUR TRIBES
Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1938. First edition. Hardcover. Very good in lightly chipped & price-clipped dust jacket. 

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2429 Beste, R. Vernon NEXT TIME I'LL PAY MY OWN FARE
London: W.H. Allen, (1969). First edition. Hardcover. Near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with some short edge tears and traces of shelfwear. 
SIGNED by the author. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2430 Bester, Alfred THE COMPUTER CONNECTION
New York: Berkley Publishing Corporation, (1975). 0399114815 Book club edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in a fine illustrated dust jacket. Jacket illustration by sf veteran artist Richard Powers. 
Alfred Bester's first science fiction novel after a nineteen-year hiatus tells of a small group of immortals who engage in space and time travel. 
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2431 Bester, Alfred STARLIGHT: The Great Short Fiction of Alfred Bester: THE LIGHT FANTASTIC; STAR LIGHT, STAR BRIGHT
Garden City, New York: Nelson Doubleday, Inc., (1976). First hardcover edition: Issued by the Science Fiction Book Club. With the code G47 on page 408. Hardcover. Very nearly fine in an illustrated dust jacket that is lightly age-toned and shows minor edge wear. Bizarre, full-color, wraparound jacket illustration by Jack Woolhiser. 
Two collections of short stories in one volume from the sf veteran and author of THE DEMOLISHED MAN and THE STARS OUR DESTINATION. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2432 Bester, Alfred VIRTUAL UNREALITIES: The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester
[New York]: [Science Fiction Book Club], [1998]. 0679767835 First hardcover edition, first printing. Hardcover. Blind embossed ownership seal to the front endpaper, else fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket. 
Collection of 16 stories and one fragment, one story and the fragment previously unpublished--with an introduction by Robert Silverberg. Originally published (1997) in trade paper by Vintage--this SFBC issue is a photographic reprint of that edition. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2433 Bester, Alfred THE LIGHT FANTASTIC: The Great Short Fiction of Alfred Bester, Volume I
New York: Berkley Publishing Corporation/G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1976). 0399116141 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Faint foxing to page edges, thus near fine, in orange-red binding with gilt spine lettering; in a lightly rubbed, mildly age-toned, near fine dust jacket. Jacket painting by the late, great Richard Powers. 
Splendid gathering of the sf pioneer's work in the short form, each tale preceded by an authorial squib. Includes Bester's comment on "Fondly Fahrenheit." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2434 Bester, Alfred THE DECEIVERS
(London): Severn House, (1984). 0727809962 First hardcover edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very nearly fine; in a lightly rubbed, else fine illustrated dust jacket with cover illustration by Michael Whelan. 
"Alfred Bester was, and remains, long after his passing, the preeminent Class Act of imaginative literature. Bester was the mountain all the rest of us merely clambers toward that peak."--Harlan Ellison. First published as a trade paperback in 1981. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2435 Besterman, Theodore PHYSICAL SCIENCES: A Bibliography of Bibliographies
Totowa, NJ: Rowmon & Littlefield, 1971. 0874710545 First edition thus. Two volumes. Hardcover. A near fine set in uniform slate-green cloth with spine titles gilt; no dust jackets. Small octavo. 
Besterman World Bibliographies series. A reference guide that lists bibliographies in various fields of science including astronomy, atomic energy, chemistry, mathematics, physics, and many others. 677 pages. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2436 Besterman, Theodore TECHNOLOGY INCLUDING PATENTS: A Bibliography of Bibliographies
Totowa, NJ: Rowmon & Littlefield, 1971. 0874710537 First edition thus. Two volumes. Hardcover. Volume I has a faint stain and minor soiling, and a lightly bumped upper corner tip; Volume II has a small spot of stain to the upper page edges, else a very good plus set; no dust jackets. Small octavo. 
Besterman World Bibliographies series. A reference guide that lists bibliographies about technology; includes inventions, aeronautics, automation, engineering, photography, radio, and other topics. 681 pages. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2437 Bestwick, Simon A HAZY SHADE OF WINTER
Ashcroft, British Columbia: Ash-Tree Press, 2004. 1553100697 First edition, first printing: one of 500 copies printed. Introduction by Joel Lane. Hardcover. Very fine, in chianti cloth with gilt spine lettering, red-on-red endsheets; in a very fine, illustrated dust jacket with jacket painting by Ash-Tree regular Paul Lowe--one of his most evocative efforts for this imprint. 
First book for the contemporary U.K. supernatural writer, collects five previously published tales, and nine stories seen here for the first time anywhere. "Disturbing, emotionally frank, thematically diverse, and rich in descriptive skill."--Joel Lane. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2438 Betancourt, Jeanne NOT JUST PARTY GIRLS
New York: Bantam, (1989). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 

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2439 Bethancourt, T. Ernesto TUNE IN YESTERDAY
New York: Holiday House, (1978). 0823403165 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in red cloth with black spine lettering; in a lightly edge-worn, mildly age-toned pictorial dust jacket with some faint streaking to rear panel. 
Two teenage boys with a passion for jazz and big band music accidentally find a way to go back in time to 1942. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2440 Bethancourt, T. Ernesto NIGHTMARE TOWN
New York: Holiday House, (1979). 0823403661 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Tiny impression to rear cover, else fine, in olive cloth; in a lightly edgeworn, lightly age-toned illustrated dust jacket. Jacket design by Andrew Rhodes. 
Juvenile sf novel about a 16-year-old runaway who is in an auto wreck and, wanders, dazed and disoriented, into the bizarre desert town of Celestial, Arizona, where the inhabitants are cruelly malformed and the town is ruled by a strange religious sect. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2441 Bethancourt, T. Ernesto WHERE THE DEER AND THE CANTALOUPE PLAY
San Diego, California: Oak Tree Publications, Inc., (1981). First edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. 
After moving to California with his family to claim the inheritance of their grandfather's old house, Teddy meets a favorite western hero and along the way learns many lessons about family relationships and growing up. 
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2442 Bethell, L.A. Lieutenant-Colonel, editor BLACKWOOD TALES FROM THE OUTPOST: JOBS OF WORK
London: William Blackwood And Sons Ltd., 1943. Reprint. Hardcover. Some minor stains to covers, otherwise a very good copy without dust jacket, as issued. 
Volume five in this series. Uniform blue cloth with gold spine lettering on an attractive spine label. This anthology, which blends fact with fiction, includes adventures with civil servants in India and other colonial frontiers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2443 Betjeman, John A NIP IN THE AIR
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., (1974). 0393044157 First U.S. edition, first printing: hardcover issue. Hardcover. Fine in blue cloth, embossed spine titles gilt; in a near fine printed dust jacket with a crease to the rear flap. Slim octavo. 62 pages. 
The last book of new poems by Sir John Betjeman, who became Poet Laureate of Great Britain in 1972, and was well known through his appearances on British television, and his love of traditional architecture and churches. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2444 Betjeman, John; compiled and with an introduction by The Earl of Birkenhead JOHN BETJEMAN'S COLLECTED POEMS
Boston/Cambridge: Houghton Mifflin Company/Riverside Press, (1958). Third printing. Hardcover. Tiny area of faint staining to upper page edges, thus about near fine, in orange cloth with black lettering and devices; in a very good plus, price-clipped dust jacket, with light wear, faint foxing to flaps. 
Draws from MOUNT ZION, CONTINUAL DEW, OLD LIGHTS FOR NEW CHANCELS, NEW BATS IN OLD BELFRIES, SELECTED POEMS, A FEW LATE CHRYSANTHEMUMS, POEMS IN THE PORCH, and with a group of "Poems Written Since 1954" not previously published. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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2445 Bett, Henry ENGLISH MYTHS AND LEGENDS
New York: Dorset Press, (1991). 088029731X Reprint. Hardcover. Near fine; in a fine illustrated dust jacket featuring an illustration of King Oberon. 150 pages; notes and index. Illustrated from drawings by Michael Ayrton and Eric Fraser. 
Photographic facsimile of the original 1952 edition. "Dr. Bett, from a comprehensive knowledge, has gathered into this book an astonishing amount of the vast riches of myth, legend, and semi-historical folklore in which Britain abounds."--The Scotsman. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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2446 Bettini, Maurizio THE PORTRAIT OF THE LOVER
Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press, (1999). 0520208501 First edition in English. Hardcover. Very light bumping to the upper edge, else a very nearly fine copy in red cloth over yellow boards; in an illustrated dust jacket with a very mild crease to upper front flap. Jacket illustration detail of ''Pygmalion and Galatea'' by Jean Leon Gerome. 
Translated from the Italian by Laura Gibbs. A study of tales of lovers separated, where one of the lonely lovers retains an image, statue, or portrait, of the other, becoming the focus of the story. Six pages of illustrations, notes, works cited, index. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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2447 Beurdeley, Michel CHINESE FURNITURE
Tokyo, New York & San Francisco: Kadansha International, (1979). B000MTHXV8 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket; in an as new slipcase. Just removed from the shrinkwrap to verify the edition. Quarto. [200] pages; appendices. Over 230 plates. Many in full color. 
A comprehensive study based on rare pieces that can be accurately dated in museums and private collections, on excavations of furniture and model furniture in complete sets from tombs of the Ming dynasty. Translated by Katherine Watson. Scarce! As NEW! 
Price: 125.00 USD
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2448 Bevis, H.U. SPACE STADIUM
(New York): Lenox Hill Press, (1970). First edition. Hardcover. Slight stains along shelf edges (from old acidic dust jacket ''protector''), a near fine copy in a lightly rubbed dust jacket. 
In the world of the future, instead of mass wars, two picked teams of nine men each were prepared to wage a deadly game in the vastness of outer space and to let the fate of the world hang in the balance. 
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2449 Biardeau, Madeleine STORIES ABOUT POSTS: Vedic Variations Around The Hindu Goddess
Chicago & London, The University of Chicago Press, (2004). 0226045951 First edition In English, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Quarto. 358 pages; maps, glossary, and index. 
Translated by Alf Hiltebeitel, Marie-Louise Reiniche, and James Walker, this is the premier Indologist's magnum opus. A comprehensive study from 20 years research on Sanskrit epics, Hindu Goddess, Vedic sacrifice, rural India, and Hinduism. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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2450 Bibby, Violet TINNER'S QUEST
London: Faber & Faber, (1977). 0571110290 First edition, first printing. Wraparound jacket illustration by David Knight. Hardcover. Faint creases to a few leaves, else fine, as-new, in pale-blue textured paper-over-boards with gilt spine titling; in a near fine pictorial dust jacket, with some fading to the spine panel and upper front, vertical creasing to front flap. 
Jory knew his father had been "transported" but he didn't know where to or why...he discovers part of the truth while working the tin mine where his father had once been employed--and must take his mother on a voyage to Australia to learn the full story. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2451 Bickham Jack M. SCENE & STRUCTURE
Cincinnati, Ohio: Writer's Digest Books, (1993). 0898795516 First edition, first printing. The Elements of Fiction Writing. Hardcover. Fine, in laminated boards; no dust jacket as issued. 168 pages, including index. 
"How to construct fiction with scene-by-scene flow, logic and readability." 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2452 Bickham, Jack M. REGENSBURG LEGACY
Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1980. First edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with some shelfwear at the edges. 

Price: 20.00 USD
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2453 Bickham, Jack M. OVERHEAD
New York: Tor, (1991). First edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 

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2454 Bickham, Jack M. BREAKFAST AT WIMBLEDON
New York: Tor, (1991). 0312851448 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Thriller featuring former tennis champion Brad Smith in his fourth appearance. Bickham's other well-received tennis thrillers include OVERHEAD, DROPSHOT, TIEBREAKER, DOUBLE FAULT, and THE DAVIS CUP CONSPIRACY. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2455 Biderman, Bob JUDGEMENT OF DEATH
New York: Walker and Company, (1992). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
The second Joseph Radkin mystery. 
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2456 Bierce, Ambrose THE SHADOW ON THE DIAL and Other Essays
San Francisco: A.M. Robertson, 1909. First edition. Hardcover. Mild edgewear, rubbing to covers, hint of darkening to spine, offsetting to the endsheets, else near fine in green cloth lettered in gilt to front cover and spine, with sundial device in black to the cover and in gilt to the spine; lacking dust jacket. 
Selection of pieces "written for various California journals and periodicals," gathered, and with a preface by, S.O. Howes. Treated with Bierce's wonted wit are a wide range of subjects, including the death penalty, dreams, writers of dialect, and dogs. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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2457 Biggle, Lloyd Jr. WATCHERS OF THE DARK
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company , Inc., 1966. Book club edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Second volume of the JAN DARZEK series, which recounts the adventures of a late 20th-century private eye who is now in the governing body of the home Galaxy. Jacket by Emanuel Schongut. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2458 Biggle, Lloyd Jr. SILENCE IS DEADLY
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company , Inc., (1977). Book club edition. Hardcover. Near fine in dust jacket. 
Posing as one of them, Darzek must adapt himself to this foreign planet and culture if he is to find out why the Kammians unleashed a powerful death ray on twenty agents of the Galactic Synthesis. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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2459 Biggle, Lloyd, Jr. ALL THE COLOURS OF DARKNESS
London: The Science Fiction Book Club by arrangement with Dennis Dobson, 1965. First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine in blue boards; in a very nearly fine illustrated dust jacket. 
Nifty UK book club issue of the first in a series of novels about Jan Darzek, "a late-20th-century private eye who moves from investigating aliens to governing the Council of the Supreme, which itself governs the home Galaxy."--Clute and Nicholls. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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2460 Bilenkin, Dmitri THE UNCERTAINTY PRINCIPLE
New York/London: Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc./Collier Macmillan Publishers, (1978). 0025107704 First edition in English, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Eighteen short stories, translated from the Russian by Antonina W. Bouis, and introduced by Theodore Sturgeon; in the Best of Soviet SF series. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2461 Bill, Andrew ENCHANTICA: Wrath of the Ice Sorcerer
(Staffordshire, England): (Holland Studio Craft Ltd.), (1988). First edition. Hardcover. Slightly bumped at the upper spine end, otherwise near fine, with illustrated endpapers; in a beautifully illustrated dust jacket lightly rubbed on the back panel. 
Beautiful full-color and black-and-white illustrations throughout. The evil winter wizard, along with his army of trolls, dragons, hobgoblins, demons and witches commits his grand betrayal, and Enchantica is transformed into a world of ice. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2462 Billheimer, John HIGHWAY ROBBERY
New York: St. Martin's Minotaur, (2000). First edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
An Owen Allison mystery by the author of the well-received THE CONTRARY BLUES. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2463 Billheimer, John THE CONTRARY BLUES
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1998). 0312185650 First edition. SIGNED by the author to the title-page. Hardcover. Fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket. 
Department of Transportation investigator Owen Allison is sent to Contrary, West Virginia to look into the murder of an auditor in the small town. Federal funds for a bus station have been finding their way into the pockets of the city fathers. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2464 Billingham, Mark THE BURNING GIRL
(New York, N.Y.): William Morrow/An imprint of HarperCollinsPublishe (2005). 0060745266 First U.S. edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Upper corner tips bumped, in shipping, else fine in a fine color photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
The fourth mystery featuring Detective Inspector Tom Thorne involves turf warfare in London's gritty North side. The Sherlock Award-winning author was drawn to writing thrillers after being victimized in a traumatic true-crime incident. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2465 Billingham, Mark LIFELESS
(New York, NY): William Morrow/An imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, (2006). 0060841664 First U.S. edition, first printing: Uncorrected Proof. Hardcover. Fine in color illustrated wraps. 
"Billingham has brought a rare and welcome blend of humanity, dimension, and excitement to the genre and earned an instant seat at the top table of crime novelists."--George Pelecanos. Serial killer in London. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2466 Billington, Rachel A WOMAN'S AGE
New York: Summit Books, (1980). Second printing. Hardcover. Near fine in dust jacket with a short crease on the front flap. 
This novel tells the story of four generations of women in an upper-class English family, which spans seventy years. Out-of-print. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2467 Bindloss, Harold LISTER'S GREAT ADVENTURE
New York: Frederick A. Stokes, (1921). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. A fine bright copy without dust jacket. 
Published in England under the title THE HEAD OF THE HOUSE. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2468 Bingham, John BROCK AND THE DEFECTOR
Garden City, New York: Doubleday, (1982). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Traces of shelfwear, else a near fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
Review copy with materials laid in. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2469 Binns, Leonard Elliott, M.A. MR. WELLS' INVISIBLE KING: A Criticism
London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1919. First edition. Hardcover. Endsheets tanned with traces of early owner signature on front flyleaf, very minor spotting at bottom of spine, overall a very good plus copy in red cloth. Small bookseller's label at rear pastedown. 
Octavo. A spirited attack on Well's qualifications as religious leader and teacher, via his book, GOD THE INVISIBLE KING. 111pp., appendix, ads. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2470 Binyon, T.J. 'MURDER WILL OUT': The Detective in Fiction
Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press, 1989. 019219223X First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Bibliography, index. 166 pages. 
Literate and penetrating critical history of the fictional detective from the esteemed scholar of Russian literature. Binyon begins with Dupin and Lecoq and then proceeds to The Professional Amateur, The Amateur Amateur, The Police, and A Few Oddities. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2471 Birch, Cyril SCENES FOR MANDARINS: The Elite Theater of the Ming
New York: Columbia University Press, (1995). 0231102623 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 262 pages. 
"A superb translation of highlights from six of the best plays of the Ming period, the golden time of Chinese drama. Historically informative and stylistically compelling."--David D.W. Wang. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2472 Birchard, Robert S. EARLY UNIVERSAL CITY
Arcadia Publishing, 2009 0738570230 First edition, first printing. Trade softcover. New! Paperbound. Tall octavo. Photo-illustrated. SIGNED by the author!
Known as much today for its theme park, Universal City is also the largest and the longest continuously operating movie studio in “Hollywood.” The Universal Film Manufacturing Company was formed by a dozen independent producers in 1912, and Universal City was designed to provide a single facility in which to make their films. Since its official opening on March 15, 1915, Universal City has served as a training ground for great directors such as John Ford, William Wyler, and James Whale and as home to stars like Hoot Gibson, Deanna Durbin, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney Sr. and Jr., and Tom Mix. This evocative volume explores the studio that brought The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923), The Phantom of the Opera (1925), All Quiet on the Western Front (1930), Dracula (1930), Frankenstein (1931), and 100 Men and a Girl (1936) to the screen. Author Robert S. Birchard is an award-winning film and video editor and noted film historian whose books include Cecil B. De MilleÂ’s Hollywood, King Cowboy—Tom Mix and the Movies, and Silent-Era Filmmaking in Santa Barbara. Birchard has appeared on televisionÂ’s History Detectives and in the documentaries Cecil B. De Mille: American Epic and The Woman With the Hungry Eyes—The Life and Films of Theda Bara. 
Price: 21.99 USD
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2473 Bird, Remsen Du Bois THE RETURN and Other Poems
San Francisco: The Periodical Press, 1919. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in gilt-stamped light brown paper boards; in a matching dust jacket with minor edge wear. Nicely printed by Bruce Brough, in San Francisco. 
Collection of poems by the theologian and former President of Occidental College (1921-1946). Aldous Huxley was a close friend of Remsen Bird, who appears as a character in AFTER MANY A SUMMER DIES THE SWAN (1939). 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2474 Bird, Sarah THE YOKOTA OFFICER'S CLUB
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2001. 037541214X First edition: Review copy, with publisher's slip laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
The fifth novel by the Texas-based author is about a confining military childhood and a girl who tries to get away by joining a comedian on a tour of Japan's military bases. "Funny, wrenching, singularly moving..." --Shelby Hearon. 
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2475 Birmingham, Stephen THOSE HARPER WOMEN
London: Longmans, Green and Co. Ltd., (1965). First U.K. edition. SIGNED by the author. Hardcover. Page edges lightly soiled, previous owner's embossed seal to the endpaper and half-title page, corners and spine ends lightly bumped, else very good in a shelfworn and mildly chipped dust jacket with several edge tears. 
Inscribed and SIGNED by the author with an original drawing drawing to the front endpaper. Set in St. Thomas, where the original Harper fortune was made, this book tells the story of four different generations of Harper women. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2476 Birmingham, Stephen "THE REST OF US": The Rise Of America's Eastern European Jews
Boston: Little, Brown & Co., (1984). 0316096474 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 

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2477 Bischoff, David and Bailey, Dennis R. TIN WOODMAN
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1979. 0385127855 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very faint remainder spray to lower page edges, mild foxing to upper page edges, else fine, in black boards with red spine stamping; in a lightly age-toned, else fine, illustrated dust jacket. 
"This is a fine novel of power and imagination. Drawing upon the almost mythic confrontation of alien/human first contact, Bischoff and Bailey have created a sensitive, intelligent, and, finally, transcendent narrative."--Thomas F. Monteleone. 
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2478 Bishop, Anne TANGLED WEBS
(New York, New York): Roc/A Roc Book, (2008). 0451461606 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. New. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
The sixth installment in The Realms Of Blood/Black Jewels series is centered on the hellish tour of a haunted house that Queen Jaenelle Angelline has created to parody myths about the magically gifted Bloods. 
Price: 23.95 USD
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2479 Bishop, Anne SEBASTIAN
(New York, New York): A Roc Book, (2006). 0451460731 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new dust jacket. 
"Sweeping onto the scene with flair and grace, this latest page-turner from bestseller Bishop flutters its eyelashes at you like a shy country maid and then sinks its teeth in like a hungry succubus...will delight fantasy readers tired of gore and lust." 
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2480 Bishop, Claire Huchet MARTIN DE PORRES, HERO
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company/The Riverside Press, 1954. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Hint of darkening at the endsheet gutters, else fine in reinforced, illustrated binding; in a mildly age-toned illustrated dust jacket. The illustrations, including a stunning, color doublespread frontis, are by Jean Charlot. 
Third in Bishop's series of juvenile bios of the saints tells the moving tale of De Porres, a half-black, half-Spanish boy growing up in 16th century Lima, Peru. Bishop is probably best-known for FIVE CHINESE BROTHERS. 
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2481 Bishop, Claudia and Don Bruns, editors A MERRY BAND OF MURDERERS: An Original Mystery Anthology of Songs and Stories
(Scottsdale, Arizona): Poisoned Pen Press, (2006). 1590583019 First edition, first printing. SIGNED by Don Bruns, Mary Anna Evans, Jim Fusilli, and Nathan Walpow. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Octavo. 315 pages. Includes a music CD featuring performances by the authors. 
Stories by: Claudia Bishop, Don Bruns, Robert Rosenwald, Bill Moody, Rupert Holmes, Rhys Bowen, John Lescroart, Jim Fusilli, Mary Anna Evans, Nathan Walpole, Peter Robinson, Jeffery Deaver, Tom Corcoran, and Val McDermid. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2482 Bishop, Curtis LITTLE LEAGUE DOUBLE PLAY
Philadelphia/New York: J.B. Lippincott Company, (1962). First edition. Hardcover. Gift inscription to the top of the front endpaper, page edges display some soiling and stains, rear endpaper lightly stained, modest wear to the shelf edges, else a very good copy; lacking the dust jacket. 
"Ronnie and his buddy Julian Vega form an ace DP combo on Tracy's Giants. Ronnie's aunt, and guardian, doesn't approve of baseball or associating with Mexicans. She is won over."--Andy McCue, BASEBALL BY THE BOOKS. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2483 Bishop, John Melville with Bishop, Naomi Hawes AN EVER-CHANGING PLACE: A Year Among Snow Monkeys and Sherpas in the Himalayas
New York: Simon & Schuster, (1978). 0671228986 First edition. Hardcover. Remainder stamp to the lower page edges, else fine in a photo-pictorial dust jacket with mild wear to the upper edge of the spine panel, and a tiny closed edge tear to the upper rear flap. 190 pages and thirty b&w plates. 
An account of the Bishops' year in the Himalayas in the country of Nepal, where they conducted a scientific study of the langur monkeys, and discovered a unique society that balances the needs of man, animals, and nature. 
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2484 Bishop, Michael STOLEN FACES
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, (1977). 0060103620 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Lucian Yeardance, the kossimar of the muphormosy compound, sets out to discover what exactly this leprosy-like disease is, and can hardly live with the answers he discovers. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2485 Bishop, Michael TRANSFIGURATIONS
(No place): Berkley Publishing Corporation, (1979). Book club edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A continuation of the stunning novella by Michael Bishop entitled "Death and Designation Among the Asadi," a story of a driven man's attempt to understand an alien culture. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2486 Bishop, Michael ONE WINTER IN EDEN
(Sauk City, Wisconsin): Arkham House Publishers, Inc., (1984). 0870540963 First edition, first printing. One of 3596 copies printed. Hardcover. Tiny speck of stain to the top page edges, else fine in an illustrated dust jacket. 
Foreword by Thomas M. Disch. Artwork by Andrew Smith. A collection of twelve short stories including "The Quickening" which won the Nebula award. Jacket illustration by Raymond Bayless. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2487 Bishop, Michael ANCIENT OF DAYS
New York: Arbor House, (1985). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A living specimen of a multi-million year old hominid is discovered in present day Georgia and begins to interact with and create havoc on the humans. 
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2488 Bishop, Michael ANCIENT OF DAYS
New York: Arbor House, (1985). Book club edition. Hardcover. Near fine in a lightly shelfworn and nicked dust jacket. 
"ANCIENT DAYS is a marvelous novel--human and amusing and sharp as a razor."--Greg Bear. 
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2489 Bishop, Michael UNICORN MOUNTAIN
New York: Arbor House/William Morrow, (1988). 0877959536 First edition, second printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Bryn Barnard. 
A woman finds unicorns near her ranch and they are dying of a mysterious ailment. Along with her ranch hand, his daughter, and a cousin who's dying of AIDS, she must find a way to save the unicorns. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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2490 Bishop, Michael THE QUICKENING
(Eugene, OR): (Pulphouse Publishing), (1991). 1561465127 First edition: a 44-page chapbook original. Short Story Paperback series #12. A fine, unread copy in perfect-bound wraps, with cover art by George Barr. 
Bishop's 1981 Nebula-winning novelette, here in its first separate appearance as part of the now sadly defunct Pulphouse series of short story chapbooks. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2491 Bishop, Michael AND STRANGE AT ECBATAN THE TREES
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, (1976). 0060103523 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Twelve thousand years into the future, mankind is about to suffer a third holocaust, a civilization-destroying setback, when the barbaric Angromain Archipelagoes invade and a semi-mythical sea creature returns. 
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2492 Bishop, Michael UNICORN MOUNTAIN
New York: Arbor House/William Morrow, (1988). 0877959536 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Some very faint speckling to upper page edges, else fine, in gilt-stamped maroon cloth shelfback over pinky boards; in a fine, if mildly age-toned, illustrated dust jacket. Artwork by Bryn Barnard. 
"A fantasy for adults, full of the dangerous stuff of life, death, and love. Bishop writes with toughness and compassion, and, most miraculous of all, with great joy."--Michael Swanwick. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2493 Bishop, Michael A LITTLE KNOWLEDGE
New York: Berkley Publishing Corporation, (1977). 0399119434 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
Julian is hired by Fiona Butler, hostess to and protector of the alien Cygnusians who have taken refuge in Atlanta after the break up of the United States. Jacket art by Dean Ellis. 
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2494 Bishop, Paul CHALK WHISPERS
New York: Scribner, (2000). 0684830108 First edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in illustrated glossy wraps. 
"The Los Angeles Times dubbed him 'the closest equivalent yet to Joe Wambaugh'--and for good reason. Drawing on his career as a top LAPD detective, 'The Bishop' spins a brutal tale of sex, power, and murder." 
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2495 Bishop, Paul CHALK WHISPERS
New York: Scribner, (2000). 0684830108 First edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A Fey Croaker LAPD crime novel by the author of the hardboiled detective novel TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRD. 
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2496 Bishop, Paul CHAPEL OF THE RAVENS
New York: Tor, (1991). 0312931557 First edition. Hardcover. Light soiling to the page edges, else near fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Retired ace goalkeeper Ian Chapel investigates the murder of the LA Ravens goalie and finds romance with a beautiful female soccer player. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2497 Bissell, Richard SAY DARLING
Boston: Atlantic/Little, Brown, & Co., (1957). Reprint. Hardcover. Very good plus in rubbed dust jacket with several short edge-tears. 

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2498 Bissell, Richard YOU CAN ALWAYS TELL A HARVARD MAN
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., (1962). First edition. Hardcover. Spine edges lightly bumped, else near fine copy in a price-clipped dust jacket with some very short closed edge tears. 
This book humorously pokes fun at the author's experiences while attending Harvard University. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2499 Bissell, Sallie IN THE FOREST OF HARM
New York: Bantam Books, (2001). 0553801287 First edition: Advance Reading Copy. Proof. Fine in red wraps. 
North Carolina-set novel of suspense. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2500 Bisson, Terry GREETINGS And Other Stories
New York: (2004). 1892391244 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in a fine dust jacket. A new book! SIGNED by the author at an event in our shop. 
"Bisson fans are bound to savor this strong story collection from the Hugo and Nebula Award winner, but it should be particularly revelatory to new readers in search of crisp black comedy and satire."--PW. "Bisson is a national treasure."--John Crowley. 
Price: 24.95 USD
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