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2601 Block, Lawrence THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU'RE DEAD
New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., (1993). 0688121926 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A Matthew Scudder novel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2602 Block, Lawrence A LONG LINE OF DEAD MEN
New York: William Morrow & Company, Inc., (1994). 0688121934 First edition, first printing. SIGNED by the author. Hardcover. Fine; in a near fine dust jacket. 
A Matthew Scudder novel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2603 Block, Lawrence THE BURGLAR WHO TRADED TED WILLIAMS
(New York): Dutton, (1994). 0525938079 First edition. Hardcover. A near fine copy in illustrated dust jacket; no remainder mark! 
Burglar/bookseller Bernie Rhodenbarr returns after ten years to his burgling ways; Bernie is forced to meet a hefty increase in his rent, and then is framed for the theft of a million-dollar baseball card collection. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2604 Block, Lawrence SOMETIMES THEY BITE
New York: Arbor House, (1983). 0877954852 First edition, first printing. SIGNED by the author! Hardcover. Fine, in gilt-lettered black cloth over green boards; in a very nearly fine, lightly age-toned, illustrated dust jacket. 
"The Edgar Award-winning author of the Matthew Scudder series, hailed by Wall Street Journal as 'one of the very best writers now working the beat,' presents a collection of 18 darkly entertaining stories, including one Scudder gem."--fantastic fiction. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2605 Block, Lawrence SOMETIMES THEY BITE
New York: Arbor House, (1983). 0877954852 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in gilt-lettered black cloth over green boards; in a very nearly fine, lightly age-toned, illustrated dust jacket with a tiny edge tear. 
"The Edgar Award-winning author of the Matthew Scudder series, hailed by Wall Street Journal as 'one of the very best writers now working the beat,' presents a collection of 18 darkly entertaining stories, including one Scudder gem."--fantastic fiction. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2606 Block, Lawrence SPIDER, SPINE ME A WEB: Lawrence Block on Writing Fiction
Cincinnati, Ohio: Writer's Digest Books, (1988). 0898793262 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Pages uniformly tanned, else fine, in gilt-lettered red cloth shelfback over red boards; in an age-toned, else fine dust jacket. 
"A feast of fiction writing advice, culled from Lawrence Block's long experience both as a writer and as WRITER'S DIGEST magazine's monthly fiction columnist." 243 pages, plus ads. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2607 Block, Lawrence WHEN THE SACRED GINMILL CLOSES
New York: Arbor House, (1986). 0877957746 First edition, first printing. SIGNED by the author! Hardcover. Lower corner tips lightly bumped, else near fine; in a near fine, lightly rubbed illustrated dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Christopher Zacharow. 
A Matt Scudder mystery. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2608 Block, Lawrence A DANCE AT THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE
New York: William Morrow & Company, Inc., (1991). 0688103499 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A Matt Scudder mystery. SIGNED by the author! 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2609 Block, Lawrence THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU'RE DEAD
New York: William Morrow & Company, Inc., (1993). 0688121926 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A Matthew Scudder novel. SIGNED by the author! 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2610 Block, Lawrence THE BURGLAR IN THE RYE
(New York): A Dutton Book, (1999). 0525945008 First edition, first printing. SIGNED by the author on the publisher's tipped in page. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
New York burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr is once again suspected of murder. "Bernie Rhodenbarr...is one of Block's most stylish creations, and this new outing is cause for rejoicing."--Publisher's Weekly. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2611 Block, Lawrence SOME DAYS YOU GET THE BEAR
New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., (1993). 0688108202 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A collection of twenty-two short stories, most of them post-1984, that have appeared in a variety of magazines, including PLAYBOY and the ELLERY QUEEN and ALFRED HITCHCOCK MYSTERY Magazines. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2612 Block, Lawrence EVEN THE WICKED
New York: William Morrow & Company, Inc., (1997). 0688141811 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A Matthew Scudder mystery. SIGNED by the author! 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2613 Block, Lawrence THE BURGLAR WHO LIKED TO QUOTE KIPLING
(New York, New York): A Dutton Book, (1996). 0525941592 First reissue edition, first printing. SIGNED by the author! Hardcover. Fine in textured purple over bright yellow boards with gilt titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket. This edition is printed on acid-free paper. 
Bookstore owner and master thief Bernie Rhodenbarr becomes involved in the theft of a scarce Kipling book. "This is the classic bibliomystery of the 1970s."--John Ballinger. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2614 Block, Lawrence AS DARK AS CHRISTMAS GETS: A Christmas Story
New York: The Mysterious Bookshop, 1997. First edition, first printing. SIGNED by the author to the cover. Hardcover. Fine in red-and-white stapled wraps. Twelvemo. 20 pages. 
Seasonal short story, specifically written for Otto Penzler, printed as a chapbook and issued as a "Holiday Gift" for friends of the Mysterious Bookshop. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2615 Block, Lawrence EIGHT MILLION WAYS TO DIE
(New York): Arbor House, (1982). 0877954054 First edition, first printing. SIGNED by the author! Hardcover. Mild smoker's odor, name in ink to the front endpaper, mild lean to the spine, spine lettering worn, else about very good; in a near fine dust jacket. 
A Matthew Scudder novel. Filmed in 1986 with Jeff Bridges as Matthew Scudder, an alcoholic ex-detective in L.A. who has recently lost both his job and his family due to his drinking and out-of-control behavior. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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2616 Block, Lawrence THE SINS OF THE FATHERS
Arlington Hts., Illinois: Dark Harvest, 1992. 0913165662 First hardcover edition, first trade printing. SIGNED by the author! Hardcover. Mild smoker's odor, else fine in fine illustrated dust jacket with cover art by Carol Heyer. 
"Block's strongest and deepest work has been found in the series featuring Matthew Scudder, an alcoholic ex-cop in New York City, who first saw light in a series of paperback originals in the mid-70s."--Barry Garr. Introduction by Stephen King. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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2617 Block, Lawrence ONE NIGHT STANDS
Norfolk, Virginia: Crippen & Landru Publishers, 1999. 1885941307 First edition, limited to 450 numbered copies SIGNED by Block; with separately printed pamphlet, MAKE A PRISON, housed in a pocket at rear pastedown. Hardcover. Fine in bright yellow cloth lettered in red to the spine; in illustrated dust jacket with artwork by Deborah Miller; the bright yellow pocket and stapled pamphlet are also fine. Nota bene: This collection was not offered in a trade edition. 
Uncollected Block stories originally published in the ultra-hardboiled mystery digests of the 1950's (MANHUNT, OFFBEAT DETECTIVE, SURE-FIRE, GUILTY, etc.) With a new introduction by Block, and the bonus sf tale by Block in the pastedown pocket. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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2618 Block, Lawrence BURGLAR'S CAN'T BE CHOOSERS
New York: Random House, (1977). 0394411838 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
The first Bernie Rhodenbarr mystery, featuring New York City's prince of thieves. An unread copy! 
Price: 125.00 USD
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2619 Block, Lawrence, editor MASTER'S CHOICE: Mystery Stories by Today's Top Writers and the Masters Who Inspired Them
New York: Berkley Prime Crime, (1999). 0425170314 First edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
MWA Grandmaster Block asked a group of mystery scribes to select their personal best, and match it with story by a fellow genre luminary who had inspired them. Contributors include: S. King, Oates, Westlake, Futrelle, Ellison, Lovesey, Hillerman, more! 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2620 Block, Lawrence, editor MASTER'S CHOICE: Volume II
New York: Berkley Prime Crime, (2000). 0425170314 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very mild crease to front endpaper, near fine; a fine dust jacket. 
MWA Grandmaster Block asked a group of mystery scribes to select their personal best, and match it with story by a fellow genre luminary who had inspired them. Contributors include: McCrumb, Gores, Hill, Ellin, Hoch, Hunter, Rankin, Oates, more. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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2621 Block, Lawrence. ARIEL
New York: Arbor House, (1980). First edition. Signed; uncorrected proof. 

Price: 50.00 USD
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2622 Block, Libbie THE HILLS OF BEVERLY
Garden City: Doubleday, 1957. First edition. Hardcover. Very good plus in edge-rubbed dust jacket with a few short edgetears 

Price: 25.00 USD
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2623 Block, Libbie THE HILLS OF BEVERLY
Garden City: Doubleday, 1957. First edition. Hardcover. Very good plus in edge rubbed dust jacket with a small chip at lower front corner & wear along the front flap fold. 

Price: 15.00 USD
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2624 Block, Paul and Vaughan, Robert ARMOR OF GOD
New York: Forge/A Tom Doherty Associates Book, (2009). 0765313391 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Sequel to THE MASADA SCROLL. "An exhilarating blend of relentless adventure, scholarly intrigue, and cutting wit."--The Mississippi Press. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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2625 Block, Rose and Ahrendt, Delilah CANINE CAPER: Real-Life Tales of a Female Pet Vigilante
Far Hills, New Jersey: New Horizon Press, (2001). 0882821970 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Based on Rose Block's adventures rescuing abused and starving dogs. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2626 Block, Thomas H. ORBIT
New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, (1982). 0698111532 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket with a hint of yellowing to the edges. 
The saboteur and a rescue method must be found when a jetliner with a hundred passengers on board has been put into orbit around the earth. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2627 Block, Valerie NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS
New York: Ballantine Books, (2003). 0345461843 First edition: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket. 
Block, the author of WAS IT SOMETHING I SAID, creates an interesting and hilarious cast of women suspects for her detective, Dennis Sprague, in this New York-based mystery reminiscent of Ed McBain and Fay Weldon. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2628 Blodgett, Michael HERO AND THE TERROR
New York: Harmony Books, (1982). First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
A novel by the author of CAPTAIN BLOOD. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2629 Bloom, Barry & Ullyot, Glenn E., chairmen DRUG DISCOVERY: Science and Development in a Changing Society Two Symposia Sponsored by the Division of Medicinal Chemistry at the 160th Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Chicago, Ill., Sept 15-16, 1970.
Washington D.C.: American Chemical Society, 1971. 841201366 First edition. Advances in Chemistry Series #108. Hardcover. Fine in blue cloth with gilt device and lettering to the front cover, and gilt lettering and tiny logo to the spine; no dust jacket. 294 pages and an index. 
A collection of papers from the symposia about the development of pharmaceutical drugs--includes papers on: drugs derived from animals, plants, microbiological sources, organic synthesis; the approaches to research; and the industry and the government. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2630 Bloom, Elizabeth SEE ISABELLE RUN
New York/Boston: Mysterious Press, (2005). 0892967854 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"Bloom's freewheeling debut introduces a captivating proganonist...Isabelle's quirky personality allows for plenty of fun...A first rate flight of fancy."--Booklist. Isabelle Leonard finds co-workers are dropping like flies at the Becky Belden Empire. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2631 Blue, Rose; illustrated by Laura Hartman WISHFUL LYING
New York, N.Y./London: Human Sciences Press, (1980). 0877054738 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in blue binding with red-brown lettering; in a very good plus, age-toned, lightly rubbed pictorial dust jacket with a few short closed edge tears, faint soiling, faint creasing. 
Convinced that they don't really care about him, a little boy makes up stories about all the things he and his parents do together. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2632 Blum, Bill PREJUDICIAL ERROR
(New York): Dutton, (1995). First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
SIGNED by the author. The author's first novel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2633 Blunt, Edna M. Darwin "MARGIE, THE CAT"
(Kailua-Kona, Hawaii): Tropical Paws, (1990). First edition, first printing: a trade paperback original. Trade Paperback. Fine, in slick, illustrated perfect-bound wraps. 
Collection of rhymed verse about the author's "Hawaiian cat"--including a song with music by Duke Rattray. Drawings by Linda Francine Rattray. This copy SIGNED by the author with the greeting, "Aloha nui loa." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2634 Blunt, Giles THE DELICATE STORM
New York: A Marian Wood Book/G.P. Putnam's Sons, (2003). 0399148655 First U.S. edition, first printing: Uncorrected proof. Proof. Fine in illustrated wraps. 
The Silver Dagger Award-winner's second novel featuring detective John Cardinal, set in the fictional Algonquin Bay. John and his partner must piece together clues when three murders with similar MOs have them jumping to the wrong conclusions. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2635 Bly, Robert, editor THE SEVENTIES, Number 1: Spring 1972
(Madison, Minnesota): The Seventies Press, (1972). First edition, first printing: a literary journal Hardcover. Fine, as-new, perfect-bound within illustrated cardstock wraps. 
Literary journal edited by the poet (earlier versions had been called THE FIFTIES and THE SIXTIES). This number includes translated poems by Garcia Lorca, Cesar Vallejo, Gunnar Ekelof, Chu Yuan, Pablo Neruda, and others, as well as works by Bly. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2636 Blyton, Enid SECRET SEVEN ON THE TRAIL
(London): Hodder Children's Books, (1997). 0340703938 First edition thus. Hardcover. Very minor crimp to spine crown, else fine, in burgundy boards; in an illustrated dust jacket that shows only a whisper of edgewear and corresponding mild crinkling at spine head. 
The fourth adventure of the Secret Seven, published in this collector's reissue to celebrate the centenary of Blyton's birth. With illustrations by George Brook. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2637 Boardman, John ARCHAIC GREEK GEMS: Schools and Artists in the Sixth and Early Fifth Centuries BC
Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1968. 9780500230831 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in cranberry linen with gilt titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket. Quarto. 236 pages; 387 plates; and an index. 
A definitive account of Greek gems of the sixth and early fifth centuries B.C. Boardman distinguishes the various artists, schools, workshops, styles and gives full lists and descriptions of the extant gems. 15 color and 372 b&w photo-plates. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2638 Boas, George VOX POPULI: Essays in the History of an Idea
Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, (1969). 801810086 First edition. Hardcover. Fine without dust jacket as issued. 
Boas explores the notion of "The People" in the history of literature, art and music. Part of the "Seminars in the History of Ideas" series from Johns Hopkins. Illustrated. With bibliography and index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2639 Bober, Stanley THE ECONOMICS OF CYCLES AND GROWTH
New York/London/Sydney: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., (1968). First edition. Hardcover. A very nearly fine copy in brown cloth with gilt titles to the spine; in a mildly faded dust jacket. 
Using model construction, this book provides a solid basis for understanding contemporary developments in business cycle analysis and the conditions for maintaining cycle-less economic growth. 305 pages; figures, tables, indexes. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2640 Boccaccio, Giovanni THE DECAMERON
Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, (1981). Heirloom Library edition. Bookplate to the front pastedown endpaper, minor wear to the gilt page edges, else near fine in quarter black leather binding with gilt lettering and decoration over grey decorative cloth boards; hubbed spine, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. 749 pp. 
The ribald, picaresque medieval masterpiece, smartly produced by Franklin, in the translation by G.H. McWilliam and decorated with the woodcuts of Jose Narro, which originally appeared in an edition published in Barcelona by Ediciones Nauta in 1966. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2641 Bochco, Steven DEATH BY HOLLYWOOD
New York: Random House, (2003). 1400061563 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Debut novel by the co-creater of HILL STREET BLUES, L.A. LAW, and NYPD BLUE. Down-on-his-luck screenwriter Bobby Newman tries to turn a brutal murder into his next movie payday. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2642 Bock, Dennis THE ASH GARDEN
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2001. 0375413022 First U.S. edition: Advance Reading Copy. Proof. Fine in color illustrated wraps. 
The Toronto author's second book chronicles the lives of three people from various corners of the world whose fates triangulate in a small Canadian town after an atomic bomb war. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2643 Bock, Dennis THE ASH GARDEN
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2001. 0375413022 First U.S. edition: Review copy, with publisher's slip laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine, illustrated dust jacket. 
"In his evocative debut novel, THE ASH GARDEN, Canadian writer Dennis Bock tackles one of the most horrific episodes of the 20th century, the dropping of an atom bomb on Hiroshima."--Houston Chronicle. From the author of short story collection, OLYMPIA. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2644 Bodelsen, Anders FREEZING DOWN
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, (1969). Book club edition. Hardcover. Slight discoloration to the gutters of the endpapers, otherwise near fine in dust jacket. 
When Bruno is told he has cancer, he decides to be "frozen down" for twenty years and to be bought back up when there may be a cure for his ailment in 1995. Translated from the Danish by Joan Tate. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2645 Bodenheim, Maxwell THE KING OF SPAIN: A Book of Poems
New York: Boni & Liveright, 1928. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Brown offsetting to two leaves (from old newspaper clippings), minor rubbing wear to the heel of the spine, else fine in plum colored cloth with green paper labels; in a very good, lightly shelfworn and mildly soiled printed dust jacket. Thin 8vo. 63pp. 
Bodenheim was an American poet and novelist who was known as the King of Greenwich Village Bohemians. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2646 Bodner, Hal BITE CLUB
Los Angeles: Alyson Books, (2005). 1555839037 First edition, first printing: a trade paperback original. Trade Paperback. Fine, in illustrated wraps. A new book! 
Someone in West Hollywood has a macabre passion for beautiful young men. Healthy, gym-toned male bodies keep turning up - tortured, drained of blood, missing parts, and quite dead. SIGNED by the author at an event in our shop. 
Price: 14.95 USD
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2647 Boetius, Henning THE PHOENIX
New York: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, (2002). 0385501838 First U.S. edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Translated from the German by John Cullen, this historical thriller opens in 1947 with Birger Lund, a survivor of the Hindenburg, seeking answers to the cause of the disaster. The author's father is an actual remaining survivor of the Hindenburg. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2648 Bogan, Louise COLLECTED POEMS 1952-53
New York: Noonday Press, (1954). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very nearly fine, in yellow cloth with black spine stamping, pages mildly tanned; in an age-darkened (especially to spine panel), lightly edgeworn dust jacket. 
All the poetry Bogan had written to date that she wished to have preserved, including several new poems, none of which had appeared in any of her previous collections. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2649 Bogarde, Dirk WEST OF SUNSET
(London): Allen Lane, (1984). 071391632X First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Pages mildly age-toned, as expected, else very nearly fine, in hot-pink boards with gilt spine lettering; in a fine, if faintly age-toned, illustrated dust jacket, with artwork by the author. 
Hugo Arlington, a celebrated young writer, had come from England to Los Angeles to research his latest book. He is killed in a tragic road accident. Or was it a deliberate act of suicide? By the gifted actor/author. 
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2650 Bogardus, Emory S. PERSONAL TRIBUTES TO FRIENDS
Los Angeles: University Of Southern California Press, (1970). First edition. Hardcover. A few tiny pen checkmarks to table of contents, else a fine copy in a very good plus dust jacket with light soiling and short edge tears. 
Inscribed and SIGNED by the author. Gathers the author's memorial tributes to fifty-two personal friends, among them some prominent sociologists, USC educators and students, and celebrated leaders such as Jane Addams and Henri Bergson. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2651 Bogle, Donald TOMS, COONS, MULATTOES, MAMMIES, AND BUCKS: An Interpretative History of Blacks in American Films
New York: The Viking Press, (1973). 0670719358 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in silver-stamped black cloth shelfback over silver star-debossed boards; in an age-toned, otherwise fine dust jacket. Large octavo. 
"A well-researched and lively romp....Far more inclusive and informative than previous books on the subject."--New York Times. "Mr. Bogle continues to be our most noted black-cinema historian."--Spike Lee. 260 pages, including index. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2652 Bogner, Norman THE DEADLIEST ART
New York: Forge/A Tom Doherty Associates Book, (2001). 0312868561 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
This novel makes a baker's dozen for the acclaimed Beverly Hills author and is the long awaited sequel for TO DIE IN PROVENCE featuring criminal investigator Michel Danton and his art professor fiancée, Jennifer Bowen. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2653 Bogoliubov, N.N. and Shirkov, D.V. INTERSCIENCE MONOGRAPHS IN PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY VOLUME III: INTRODUCTION TO THE THEORY OF QUANTIZED FIELDS
New York/London/Sydney/Toronto: Wiley-Interscience, (1959). 0470086130 First English language edition, sixth printing. Hardcover. Neat underlining to ten pages in the first chapter, former owner's name blacked out to the front pastedown endpaper, a very good plus, well-preserved book; no dust jacket. 
Translated from the Russian, this authorized English edition has been revised and expanded by the authors. A monograph giving a systematic presentation of the modern theory of quantized fields. 720 pages; figures; appendices; author and subject indexes. 
Price: 99.99 USD
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2654 Bohm, Willard THE AESTHETICS OF VISUAL POETRY 1914-1928
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (1986). 0521306973 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in bright carmine cloth decorated and lettered in gilt and black; in a faintly age-toned illustrated dust jacket. 
Arguing that "visual poetry is one of the hallmarks of our age, like jazz and abstract art," Bohm analyzes its diverse manifestations during the early decades of the 20th century. 228 pages, including index. Illustrated, of course, throughout. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2655 Bolam, T.R. THE DONNAN EQUILIBRIA: And Their Application to Chemical, Physiological and Technical Processes
London: G. Bell & Sons, Ltd., 1932. First edition: Author's complimentary copy with publisher's slip laid in. Hardcover. Creased bump to the lower front corner; uniform offsetting to the endsheets; else a very good plus copy in royal-blue cloth with spine-titles in gilt; without dust jacket. 
A volume from the Monographs on Modern Chemistry series edited by Professors James Kendall and John Read. F.G. Donnan's theory and its applications. 154 pages; tables, bibliography, and indexes. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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2656 Boland, John COUNTERPOL
New York: Walker, (1965). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Tanning to the pages, else a near fine copy in a very good plus, price-clipped dust jacket with short tears and shelfwear. 

Price: 12.50 USD
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2657 Boll, Heinrich THE LOST HONOR OF KATHARINA BLUM, Or: How Violence Develops and Where it Can Lead
New York/St. Louis/San Francisco/Dusseldorf: McGraw-Hill Book Company, (1975). 0070064253 First edition in English. Translated from the German DIE VERLORENE EHRE DER KATHARINA BLUM by Leila Vennewitz. Hardcover. Fine, in black boards with red top-edge tint; in a fine, illustrated dust jacket. 
Novel which deals with the sensationalism of tabloid news and the political climate of panic over Red Army Faction terrorism in the 1970s Federal Republic of Germany. Filmed in 1975 by Volker Schlöndorff and Margarethe von Trotta. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2658 Boll, Heinrich THE SAFETY NET
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1982. 394514941 First U.S. trade edition. Hardcover. Very nearly fine in a like dust jacket that shows some mild age-toning, a hint of rubbing, and a suggestion of wear to the edges. A nice copy. 
The subject here is terrorism, in this novel from the Nobel Prize-winning author of THE CLOWN, GROUP PORTRAIT WITH LADY and BILLIARDS AT HALF-PAST NINE. Translated from the German by Leila Vennewitz. Jacket design by Paul Bacon. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2659 Boll, Heinrich THE BREAD OF THOSE EARLY YEARS
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, (1976). 007006427X First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine with a trace of wear to the shelf edges, erasure scar to front free endsheet; in a near fine, age-toned, very lightly rubbed pictorial dust jacket that shows a minor corner crease to front flap. 
This early work from the Nobel Laureate received its first American publication twenty years after its initial appearance in Germany. Translation by Leila Vennewitz. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2660 Boll, Heinrich THE STORIES OF HEINRICH BOLL
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1986. 039451405X First edition in English. Hardcover. Fine in full navy blue cloth with gilt stamping, bright salmon upper page edge tint; in a fine, if faintly age-toned, dust jacket. [686] pages. 
Sixty-three stories and novellas spanning four decades by one of Germany's greatest writers, gathering the best of Boll's previous collections and 22 stories that have never before been published in book form. Translated by Leila Vennewitz. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2661 Boll, Heinrich AND NEVER SAID A WORD
New York: McGraw Hill Book Company, (1978). 0070064288 First edition in English. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A novel, originally published in 1953 in German as UND SAGTE KEIN EINZIGES WORT, that explores the extremities of marriage. Boll was the 1972 winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Translated from the German by Leila Vennewitz. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2662 Bolliger, Max; illustrations by Jindra Capek THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SONG
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, (1980). 0316101176 First U.S. edition, first printing. Quarto. Hardcover. Fine, in laminated, pictorial boards; in an age-darkened, lightly edgeworn, near fine pictorial dust jacket. 
Picturebook tale of a king who dreams of a silver-voiced bird and commands his birdcatcher to find him one. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2663 Bolton, Herbert E. RIM OF CHRISTENDOM: A Biography of Eusebio Francisco Kino Pacific Coast Pioneer
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1936. First edition. Hardcover. Light foxing to upper and fore edges, offsetting to all endpapers, attractive bookplate to front pastedown, else near fine; in a dust jacket with mild foxing all over, shelfwear and several nicks, 2-inch tear with attendant creasing to rear panel. 
Oozing with photographs in b&w and fold-out facsimiles of maps. A biography of the most picturesque missionary pioneer of all North America; Kino was with the first expedition which reached the Pacific Ocean by crossing California in 1684. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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2664 Bolton, Isabel MANY MANSIONS
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. First edition. Hardcover. Former owner's embossed stamp on front endpaper, else very good copy in a dust jacket with minor nicks on the spine edge and slight yellowing to spine panel due to a minor dampstain. 
This story set in New York finds the central character, a woman over eighty, looking back and contemplating the full life she has lived while reading an autobiographical manuscript she has written. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2665 Bolton, Melvin TESTING
London: Gollancz, 1987. First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. 

Price: 20.00 USD
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2666 Bombal, Maria-Luisa THE SHROUDED WOMAN
New York: Farrar, Straus & Company, 1948. First edition. Hardcover. Very good with dust jacket torn down the center. 
Chilean author. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2667 Bonanno, Bill and Pistone, Joe; with David Fisher THE GOOD GUYS
New York/Boston: Warner Books, (2005). 0446529656 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Bonanno, an ex-mob boss and Pistone, an ex-FBI boss, pair up and draw from their insider experience to write this realistically depicted crime thriller with the aid of novelist, David Fisher. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2668 Bonanno, Margaret Wander PRETERNATURAL 3
New York: Tor / A Tom Doherty Associates Book, (2002). 0312877609 First edition: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"An enormously challenging puzzle story about alien intervention in human affairs that mixes the self-referential angst of postmodernist fiction with a funny and knowing parody of the Star Trek industry."--The New York Times. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2669 Bonanno, Margaret Wander THE OTHERS
New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, (1990). 0312051409 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine, with faint foxing to upper page edges, mild wear; in a nearly fine illustrated dust jacket with light wear to the extremities. Jacket art by Adam Niklewicz. 
"A race of long-lived thinkers, scientists, telepaths, and pacifists nurtures a race of short-lived primitives only to discover that they have planted the seeds of their own destruction...thoughtfully written, cautiously hopeful sf drama."--LJ. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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2670 Bonansinga, Jay R. THE KILLER'S GAME
(New York): Simon & Schuster, (1997). 0684825139 First edition: Advance Reading Copy. Proof. Fine in illustrated, slick wraps. 
A hit man puts a contract out on his own life when he learns he is dying. He then has to run for his life when the diagnosis proves false. The third novel from the Bram Stoker award-nominated author of THE BLACK MARIAH. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2671 Bond, J. Harvey THE OTHER WORLD
New York: Avalon Books/Thomas Bouregy and Company, Inc., (1963). B000FJ9CVE First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Faint foxing to endsheets and page edges--very minor, a patch of very pale dampstain to upper spine and adjacent front cover, thus about near fine, in terra-cotta cloth with black spine titles; in a very good, foxed, dampstained, lightly worn dust jacket. 
"Man kidnapped into another dimension finds it under the control of a super-computer."--Tuck. By Russell Robert Winterbotham under pseudonym. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2672 Bond, Michael MONSIEUR PAMPLEMOUSSE TAKES THE CURE
New York: Random House, (1987). 0394570332 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine, if very faintly age-toned, illustrated dust jacket. 
The gastronomic sleuth and his canine partner, Pommes Frites return! Generous gastronomy has led to a generous waistline, so Pamplemousse heads to a health spa and meets a nemesis and a murder. From the creator of Paddington Bear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2673 Bond, Michael PADDINGTON AT THE TOWER
London: Collins, (1975). 0001821326 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in laminated pictorial boards; no dust jacket, as issued. 
When Paddington Bear visits the Tower of London, his suitcase full of marmalade sandwiches causes unexpected trouble. A Paddington Picture Book with illustrations by Fred Banbery. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2674 Bond, Nelson MR. MERGENTHWIRKER'S LOBBLIES
New York: Samuel French, Inc., (1957). First edition: Acting edition. Mild reader's crease, age-toning to extremities of covers, else near fine in wraps. 
Kooky fantasy yarn that first appeared in SCRIBNER'S Magazine in 1937, then in a collection from Coward-McCann in 1946, and was also adapted into a radio series and a tv play (1946). This is Bond's 1957 revision intended for live stage performances. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2675 Bone, John F. THE CRYSTAL SET: A Comedy in One Act (Repertory Plays No. 40)
London and Glasgow/Boston: Gowans & Gray, Ltd./Leroy Phillips, 1924. First edition: a chapbook original. Repertory Plays No. 40. Hardcover. Fine, in unprinted wraps; in illustrated tissue dust jacket that shows a little edgewear and nicking. 33 pages, plus ads. 
Scottish dialect comedy, set in the village of Renfrewshire, originally produced by the Scottish National Players in the Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow on July 7, 1924. In the splendid and delicate series of one-acts by Scots authors from Gowans & Gray. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2676 Boni, Albert, editor PHOTOGRAPHIC LITERATURE: A Bibliographic Guide
New York: Morgan & Morgan, Inc./R.R. Bowker Co., (1962). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild wear at lower shelf edge, else about fine, a sharp, clean example; in turquoise cloth with gilt spine titling; in a quite worn, age-toned dust jacket, faded to the spine panel, with many nicks, edge-tears, scratches, mild creases. 
An International Bibliographic Guide to General & Specialized Literature on Photographic Processes; Techniques; Theory; Chemistry; Physics; Apparatus; Materials & Applications; Industry; History; Biography; Aesthetics. 335 double-columned pages. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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2677 Bonine, Vivian Way CALIFORNIA: Land of the Chaparral; My Scrapbook of Memories
Rosemead, California: Privately printed, 1981. First edition, first printing. Ink correction, in the author's hand, to the Table of Contents page. Hardcover. Fine in gold foil boards, titles embossed in green metallic; no dust jacket, as issued. 127 pages; author's photographic portrait and one illustration ''Sunrise on the Redwoods'' by Mildred C. Tallant. 
Attractively printed on special paper, this collection of poems "is about California... the geography, people, events, places, organizations, personal experiences and thoughts associated with the area since I arrived on June 19, 1945."--Author's foreword. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2678 Bonner, James and Paul Ts'o, editors THE NUCLEOHISTONES
San Francisco: Holden-Day, Inc., 1964. First edition. Hardcover. Ownership label on the front endpaper, otherwise a near fine copy in a slightly rubbed dust jacket. 
This work is directed to the student or research worker in biology, biochemistry, or biophysics as an introduction, summary, and source book. 398 pages including indexes. Illustrated with tables and figures. Hardcover. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2679 Bonnet, Theodore DUTCH
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1955. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, dated (1955), inscribed, and SIGNED by the author. Hardcover. Front hinge cracked, brown offsetting to the front endpaper (from an old newspaper clipping), else very good; in a very good plus, illustrated dust jacket with several edge tears, and minor shelfwear. 
Novel set in the fictional town of Llagas, which is placed north of San Francisco, California. A lost Rembrandt painting is discovered hanging in a local tavern and the bar and town are never the same again. By the author of THE MUDLARK. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2680 Book Club of California CAIFORNIA ON CANVAS: A Portfolio of Paintings of Early California Scenes by Contemporary Artists
(San Francisco): The Book Club of California, 1941. First edition. Limited to 600 sets. Mild creasing to the corners of two of the keepsakes, else fine; in a pale blue two-part slipcase with slightly worn dark blue leather spine labels. The slipcase exhibits some minor fading and scattered marks, else near fine. 
8 color folding plates with annotation issued monthly as keepsakes; complete, as only 8 of the projected 12 were issued in 1941. Each is an historic painting of a early California scene reproduced in color and printed on fine paper by the Grabhorn Press. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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2681 Booth, Franklin FRANKLIN BOOTH: Sixty Reproductions from Original Drawings with an Appreciation by Earnest Elmo Calkins and an Introduction by Meredith Nicholson
New York: Robert Frank, Publisher, 1925. First edition. One of 210 numbered copies SIGNED by the illustrator, Franklin Booth. This is copy number 6. Hardcover. Heel of the spine slightly frayed, covers display some minor soiling, staining, and age-toning, especially to the spine, front inner hinge weak and cracking, else a very good copy in oatmeal cloth with gilt embossed cover and spine titles. Folio. 
A wonderful presentation copy additionally inscribed and SIGNED by Franklin Booth, with the artist's charming ORIGINAL illustration, in green ink, framing the inscription; also contains a lengthy inscription, SIGNED by the publisher to an associate. 
Price: 2000.00 USD
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2682 Booth, Stephen DANCING WITH THE VIRGINS
New York: Scribner, (2001). 0473216903 First U.S. editon: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in glossy illustrated wraps. 
"One of the most acclaimed new talents in crime fiction follows up his debut triumph with an even darker, richly atmospheric novel of suspense set in northern England's Peak District and starring detectives Ben Cooper and Diane Fry." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2683 Boothby, Guy A BID FOR FORTUNE
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1895. First U.S. edition. Appleton's Town and Country Library #179. Hardcover. A nice, solid, very good copy with the covers exhibiting some darkening and soiling--especially to the spine--rubbing to top edge color, and light edgewear--especially at the spine ends; no dust jacket. 
US book debut for the Australian author's arch-villainous Dr. Nikola, who appeared first in an eight-part sequel in Windsor Magazine in 1895 and then in an 1895 collection from Ward, issued with the subtitle, "Dr. Nikola's Vendetta." Filmed in 1917. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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2684 Borchardt, Alice THE SILVER WOLF
New York: Del Rey, (1998). First edition. Hardcover. Spine ends very lightly bumped, boards mildly splayed, otherwise near fine in a fine dust jacket. 
The third novel by Anne Rice's older sister, following the two-volume, ninth-century saga of DEVOTED (1995) and BEGUILED (1997). Jacket design and collage by Heather Kern. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2685 Borgenicht, Miriam UNDUE INFLUENCE
New York: St. Martin's, (1989). First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in dust jacket. 
Review copy. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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2686 Borisch, Sarah Allan THE PROTOCOL
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1981). First edition, first printing. SIGNED by the author. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. No remainder mark. 
A drifter wasted by cancer and troubled by the past, faces death with great personal courage in this first novel that celebrates the human spirit. Autoritatively written, the setting is real with reviewers stating a hospital near Chicago. Scarce! 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2687 Borland, Hal WHEN THE LEGENDS DIE
Philadelphia and New York: J. B. Lippincott Company, (1963). First edition: Advance Reading Copy. Proof. Some minor fading to the spine panel, else a very nearly fine copy in printed wraps. 
Borland's best known novel tells the story of Ute Indian, Thomas Black Bull. "Deserves to be ranked with the three or four masterful works of fiction about the American Indian."--Sunday Review. Filmed in 1988 with Richard Widmark and Frederic Forrest. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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2688 Born, James O. FIELD OF FIRE
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (2007). 0399153985 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A bombing in a Florida migrant-labor camp kills a child, and agent Alex Duarte, who has seen military duty in Bosnia, is assigned the case. The Justice Department links the incident to a series of union-related bombings across the country. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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2689 Born, Max ATOMIC PHYSICS
New York: Hafner Publishing Company, circa 1950. Fifth edition. Hardcover. Very short tears to the upper spine edge, else very good plus in cranberry cloth with gilt titles and rules to the spine; in a very good plus dust jacket with faint age-toning to the spine panel and tiny chips and tears to the spine ends. 
437 pages including: original preface; preface to the fifth edition; figures; eleven black-and-white plates; appendices; bibliography; and index. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2690 Born, Max PROBLEMS OF ATOMIC DYNAMICS
Cambridge, Massachusetts and London, England: The M.I.T. Press, (1970). 0262520192 First edition thus: Trade paperback. Trade Paperback. Mild surface wear to lower spine, corner tips lightly rubbed, near fine and tight, in white printed wraps. 
This is the first paperback edition from the first edition published by MIT in 1926 containing all ten complete original lectures with the original preface by Max Born. 200 pages; figures; equations; and step-by-step examples. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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2691 Born, Max and Wolf, Emil PRINCIPLES OF OPTICS: Electromagnetic Theory of Propagation, Interference and Diffraction of Light
New York: The Macmillan Company/A Pergamon Press Book, 1964. Second Revised edition, First edition thus. Hardcover. Address neatly stamped to the front pastedown endpaper, very mild soil to the lower page edges, else near fine in sky-blue cloth with titles, rules and devices in gilt to deep-blue panels to the spine; no dust jacket. 
Nobel Laureate Born and physics prof Wolf (with others) offer a comprehensive work on an optics sub-genre restricted to those optical phenomena derived from Maxwell's phenomenological theory. 808 pages; figures; appendices; author index; subject index. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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2692 Borowitz, Albert THIS CLUB FROWNS ON MURDER
New York: St. Martin's, (1985). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
Review copy. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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2693 Bortin, V.G. IMAGE OF A MAN: A Novel of the Shroud of Turin
New York: Delacorte Press, (1983). 0385292643 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in gilt-lettered black cloth over black boards; in a mildly age-toned, otherwise fine dust jacket. 
By the husband and wife writing team--Virginia and George Bortin--whose background in journalism and interest in historical research with particular focus on the Shroud of Turin, led to the writing of this novel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2694 Bosak, Steven GAMMON
New York: St. Martin's, (1985). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 

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2695 Bossert, Jill, editor HUMOR
New York: Madison Square Press. (1987). First edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in a color illustrated dust jacket with mild age-toning, very slight wear to top-edge rear panel, and a cross-shaped scratch to front panel. Quarto. 
Beautifully illustrated throughout in color and b&w, on coated stock. Chosen from the exhibition, Humor '87, this book contains over 300 of the best of American humorous illustration, including single cartoons, syndicated strips, and political cartoons. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2696 Boswell, Robert CROOKED HEARTS
(New York): HarperPerennial, (1994). 0060975865 First edition thus, a trade paperback. Trade Paperback. Remainder mark to lower page edges, else fine, in illustrated wraps. 
SIGNED by Boswell to the title-page. The critically acclaimed author's first novel, made into an indy feature with a top-notch cast including Peter Coyote, Peter Berg, Juliette Lewis, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Noah Wyle, and Vincent D'Onofrio. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2697 Bosworth, Allan R. STORM TIDE
New York: Harper & Row Publishers, (1965). B0006BN2W6 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in crisp, fresh, green linen with gilt titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket. 
Historical romance and adventure aboard a sail-and-steam whaler bound for Alaska. Appealing wraparound jacket art depicts a whale under harpoon attack amid the ice floes. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2698 Bottomley, Gordon LYRIC PLAYS
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1932. First U.S. edition. Chocolate brown cloth with paper spine label printed in orange; decorative dust jacket with printed labels to cover and spine. Hardcover. Fine; in a very mildly age-darkened dust jacket with front flap corner-clipped, jacket spine label corner-chipped. Comprises ''Marsaili's Weeping''; ''Culbin Sands''; ''The Bower of Wandel''; ''Suilven and the Eagle''; ''Kirkconnel Lea''; ''The Woman from the Voe.'' 
With an introduction by the playwright. "At no time...since the seventeenth century has the requisite combination of dramatic and poetic talents existed until now in the person of Mr. Bottomley."--Lascelles Abercrombie. An unexpectedly fresh copy. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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2699 Boucher, Anthony THE CASE OF THE CRUMPLED KNAVE
New York: The Mystery Novel of the Month, 1940. First edition thus. Paperbound. Very nearly fine in attractively illustrated wraps 
A full-length digest paperback detective novel, first published in hardcover by Simon & Schuster in 1939, by the well-known critic, editor, and author of seven detective novels. "The detective work of Colonel Rand and Fergus O'Breen has many good points. Five suspects are provided after the murder of an elderly inventor working on a gas to counteract all war gases. The lore of playing cards and the psychology of collectors are well employed and there is a clever about-face at the end. Because of its compactness, good clues, and believability, this tale ranks as the best Boucher."--Barzun & Taylor. Appears unread! Scarce thus 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2700 Boucher, Anthony; Edited by Robert E. Briney and Francis M. Nevins, Jr. MULTIPLYING VILLAINIES: Selected Mystery Criticism 1942-1968
New York: A Bouchercon Book, 1973. First edition, first printing. Limited edition of 500 numbered copies. Hardcover. A touch of edgewear, else fine in blue cloth with spine titles in silver; no dust jacket, as issued. Thin octavo. 136 pages. Indexed. 
"Representative selection of Boucher's mystery criticism from [the] San Francisco Chronicle and New York Times, plus book introductions and essays."--Crime Fiction Criticism: An Annotated Bibliography. Foreword by Helen McCloy. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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