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201 (Christie, Agatha). Osborne, Charles SPIDER'S WEB
New York: St. Martin's Minotaur, (2000). 0312266502 First edition. Hardcover. Minor crimp to the lower spine end, else near fine; in a fine dust jacket. 
Adapted as a novel from Agatha Christie's 1954 play by the author of THE LIFE AND TIMES OF AGATHA CHRISTIE and the novelizations of two other Christie plays. This story features Clarissa, a foreign diplomat's wife, who finds and hides a dead body. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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202 (Christie, Agatha). Osborne, Charles THE UNEXPECTED GUEST: A Mystery
New York: St. Martin's Minotaur, (1999). First U.S. edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in illustrated glossy wraps. 
A successful play originally written in 1958 by Agatha Christie, now adapted as a novel by Charles Osborne, returns to "spellbind and delight us." Charles Osborne transformed Christie's play, BLACK COFFEE into a novel in 1998. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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203 (Christie, Agatha). Robyns, Gwen THE MYSTERY OF AGATHA CHRISTIE
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1978. 0385126239 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very good: lighly used and somewhat worn, remainder sprayed to the lower page edges; in a very good, lightly worn and somewhat soiled, illustrated dust jacket. 
Bio of the bestselling mystery author. 247 pages, indexed. Illustrated with photographs. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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204 (Christie, Agatha). Toye, Randall, compiled by THE AGATHA CHRISTIE WHO'S WHO
New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, (1980). 0030575885 First edition. A Jonathan-James Book. Hardcover. Fine, in gilt-lettered brown textured cloth shelfback over tan boards; in a mildly age-toned illustrated dust jacket with portrait of Christie by Tom Adams. Laid in, printed on heavy cardstock is ''The Agatha Christie Who's Who Crossword Puzzle.'' 
More than 2000 cross-referenced character entries, most supplemented with descriptive quotes from Dame Agatha's texts. With over 50 original b&w intext illustrations by Ron Berg. Bibliography of Christie's stories and novels. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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205 (Christie, Agatha). Tynan, Kathleen AGATHA
New York: Ballantine Books, (1978). 034527718X First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very nearly fine in red cloth lettered in silver; in mildly faded dust jacket. 
An imaginary solution to the authentic mystery of Agatha Christie's amnesia-induced disappearance in December of 1926. Filmed with Dustin Hoffman and Vanessa Redgrave. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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206 (Christophe, Henry). Cole, Hubert CHRISTOPHE: KING OF HAITI
London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, (1967). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in rose cloth with gilt spine titling; in a price-clipped, illustrated dust jacket with some light edgewear and mild age-toning. 307 pages, including notes, index, appendices. Illustrated. 
Biography of the lieutenant of Toussaint L'Ouverture who made himself ruler of the renamed kingdom of Haiti. "His rise and fall are excitingly set against a background of revolution, idealism, atrocities, and voodoo." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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207 (Churchill, Winston). Whyte, Robert B. WINSTON CHURCHILL'S TEXT
no place: no publisher, no date. First edition. Near fine in stapled self-wrappers. 
This is the printed version of a sermon preached Universal Bible Sunday, December 8, 1940 at Old Stone Church, Cleveland, Ohio. The text of the sermon refers to a speech Churchill delivered in 1911 about the coming threat from Germany. 12 pages. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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208 (Clancy, Tom). Greenberg, Martin, editor THE TOM CLANCY COMPANION
New York: Berkley Books, (1992). 0425134075 First edition: Trade Paperback Original. Trade Paperback. Fine, an unread, as-new copy, in illustrated wraps. 
Terrific cache of info about the techno-thriller king: a complete concordance to the works--characters, weapons, ships, tanks, hardware, compiled by Roland J. Green; photos; articles; never-before-published Clancy interview. Introduction by Larry Bond. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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209 (Clark, Roger). Campbell, David ROGER CLARK: Portrait of a Great Rally Driver
(London): Ghk Publishing, (1990). 1873179006 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Upper front corner tip lightly bumped, mild, short scratch to front cover, nearly fine in photo-pictorial boards; without dust jacket, as issued. Thin Quarto. 
An account of Clark's racing career that is engagingly complimented with numerous captioned photographs and is generously chock-full of racing details. 112 pages; foreword by Roger Clark; and results tables. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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210 (Clarke, Arthur C.). Olander, Joseph D. and Grenberg, Martin Harry, editors ARTHUR C. CLARKE
New York: Taplinger Publishing Company, (1977). First edition. Hardcover. Light foxing to the top page edges, otherwise a near fine copy in dust jacket with a lightly faded spine, several tiny tears with attending creases to the upper rear panel, and with a one-inch creased snag to the fore-edge of the front panel. 
Nine erudite contributors compile this exploration of Clarke through his works. A volume from the WRITERS OF THE 21ST CENTURY SERIES. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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211 (Cleburne, Pat). Buck, Capt. Irving A. and Thomas Robson Hay; editor CLEBURNE AND HIS COMMAND and PAT CLEBURNE: Stonewall Jackson of the West
Jackson, Tennessee: McCowat-Mercer Press, Inc., 1959. First edition thus. 2000 copies printed. Hardcover. Fine in a fine wraparound illustrated dust jacket. Octavo. 378 pages; appendices and an index. Illustrations and maps. 
"Unquestionably one of the best Confederate memoirs of the war in the West; the highly observant author was Gen. 'Pat" Cleburne's adjutant."--Nevins I, page 65. Foreword by Bell Irvin Wiley. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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212 (Clinton, William Jefferson). Blumenthal, Sidney THE CLINTON WARS
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (2003). 0374125023 First edition, second printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. This copy inscribed and SIGNED by the author to the title-page. 
822 pages; index. Eight black-and-white plates. The assistant and senior advisor to President Clinton from 1997-2001 provides details of Clinton's journey to the White House and his struggles once inside, in a book that is part history and part memoir. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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213 (Clum, John P.) Clum, Woodworth APACHE AGENT: The Story of John P. Clum
Boston/New York: Houghton Mifflin Company/The Riverside Press Cambridge, 1936. B00085MJ74 First edition, first printing. Red cloth with printed spine label; illustrated dust jacket with artwork by Herbert Morton Stoops. Hardcover. Foxing to page edges, endsheets, spine label, pages opposite plates, and preliminaries; offsetting to endsheets; else bright and fresh, thus a near fine example; in a spine-faded, lightly nicked, very good plus dust jacket. 
"Deals with life in Tombstone and the outlaws and gunmen of that period."--Ramon Adams, SIX-GUNS #446. Dated in 1937, drolly inscribed and SIGNED by the author. Illustrated with a color frontisportrait of Geronimo and 13 photographs. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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214 (Cocteau, Jean). Brown, Frederick IMPERSONATION OF ANGELS: A biography of Jean Cocteau
New York: Viking, (1968). First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. 

Price: 25.00 USD
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215 (Cocteau, Jean). Knapp, Bettina L. JEAN COCTEAU: Updated Edition
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1989). 0805782397 First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A study of Cocteau and his avant-garde influence through his poetry, plays, novels, films, and graphic arts. Knapp uses information culled from interviews with Cocteau and her knowledge of his works and life to describe this very original artist. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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216 (Cody, Buffalo Bill). Garst, Shannon BUFFALO BILL
(New York): Pocket Book, Jr., (1950). First edition thus. #J-48; no cover price. Very mild reader's crease, another tiny crease to lower front corner, a hint of rubbing to spine, else a bright, fine, copy in illustrated wraps. 
Attractive Pocket Book Jr. issue of Garst's lively bio of the Wild West showman, illustrated by Louis Glanzman. Different paper stocks apparently used for the text, as one section will be bright white, and the next uniformly age-toned. A snazzy copy! 
Price: 15.00 USD
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217 (Cole, Nat King). Cole, Maria; with Louie Robinson NAT KING COLE: An Intimate Biography
London and New York: W.H. Allen, 1972. 0491007825 First U.K. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Owner's blind-embossed stamp to front free endpaper, else fine, in brown boards with gilt spine-titling; in a lightly edgeworn, very good plus color photo-pictorial dust jacket with several closed tears to rear panel. 
Biography by the wife of the late vocalist, recording artist and screen star whose popularity has never waned. With photographs and discography. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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218 (Coleride, Samuel Taylor). Watson, Jeanie RISKING ENCHANTMENT: Coleridge's Symbolic World of Faery
Lincoln, Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press, (1990). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
The first extended study of Coleridge's use of fairy tale elements in his poetry. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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219 (Coleridge, Samuel Taylor). Coffman, Ralph J. COLERIDGE'S LIBRARY: A Bibliography of Books Owned or Read by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Boston, Mass: G.K. Hall & Co., (1987). 0816181012 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in maroon cloth with spine titles gilt; without dust jacket, as issued. 
Quarto. 255 pages; addenda and index. Introduction and key to abbreviations. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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220 (Coleridge, Samuel Taylor). Orr, Leonard, edited by CRITICAL ESSAYS ON SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE
New York: G.K. Hall & Co., (1994). 081618867X First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Small bump to upper edge of front cover, else fine in maroon cloth lettered and ruled in gilt; no dust jacket, as issued. 194 pages, including index. 
Brief sketch of Coleridge's life, the origins and characteristics of the major schools of Coleridge criticism, followed by a selection of essays on Coleridge's poetry, politics, and criticism, with two pieces specially commissioned for this volume. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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221 (Coll, Joseph Clement). Reed, Walt THE MAGIC PEN OF JOSEPH CLEMENT COLL
West Kingston, Rhode Island: Donald M. Grant, Publisher, (1978). First edition, special limited issue: one of 750 numbered copies SIGNED by the author/compiler Walt Reed. 176 pages, with over 250 illustrations. Hardcover. Very very minor crimp to spine crown, pages and endsheets lightly age-toned, else fine, in tan leather with gilt spine stamping; in a fine, faintly age-toned, illustrated dust jacket. Printed throughout on coated stock. Foreword by J. Thomson Willing. 
Sublime gallery of sharply reproduced pen-and-inks by the one of the premier illustrators of newspaper and magazine genre fiction, whose work was marked by "a persuasive poetry that strikes through every line he drew."--Henry Pitz. Quarto. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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222 (Collins, Wilkie). Andrew, R.V. WILKIE COLLINS: A Critical Survey of His Prose Fiction With A Bibliography
New York & London: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1979. 0824096673 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Lower corner of pages damp-stained leaving mild page-waves, lower corners of rear cover soil-stained, else good and tight in red linen with black titles and rules to the spine; no dust jacket. Quarto. 358 pages; detailed bibliography; references. 
One of 24 volumes in Garland's Fiction Of Popular Culture series selected by E.F. Bleiler. This fascimile of a quality thesis offers an well-researched, in-depth, analytical study of Collins prose writings and with influences (Dickens) and techniques. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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223 (Columbo, Russ). Kaye, Lenny YOU CALL IT MADNESS: The Sensuous Song of the Croon
New York: Villard, (2004). 0679463089 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's slip laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Royal octavo. 499 pages; bibliography, selected discography, index of song and album titles, and index. Black-and-white photos. 
An evocation of the world and events surrounding the rise of a crooner whose tragic death coincided with the birth of popular music. "Reading it is like wandering through a darkening woods with only haunted melodies to guide you home." --Nick Tosches. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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224 (Columbus, Christopher). Wassermann, Jacob CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS: Don Quixote of the Seas
London: Martin Secker, 1930. First edition in English. Hardcover. Very mild fading to the spine edges and lower shelf edges, else very good plus in green cloth with black titles to the spine; in a very good plus slightly rubbed dust jacket with shallow chipping to the spine ends and short tears to the shelf edges. 
Translated from the German by Eric Sutton. 255 pages. Nicer than usually encountered. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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225 (Compton-Burnett, Ivy). Gentile, Kathy Justice IVY COMPTON-BURNETT
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1991). 0312060572 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
This feminist reassessment focuses on the Victorian/Edwardian family as a struggle among sexes, generations, and classes. An entry in the "Women Writers" series. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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226 (Conrad, Joseph). Murfin, Ross C. LORD JIM: After the Truth
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1992). 0805780947 First edition. Hardcover. Very fine in an illustrated dust jacket, with jacket art a detail of ''Palm Leaf, Tangier'' by Henri Matisse. Notes, bibliography, index. 
Mr. Murfin analyzes Joseph Conrad's 1900 novel about the struggle between civilization and the primitive world. The book contains an historical background, the critical response, and a complete reading of the text. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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227 (Cook, Dave). Collier, William Ross and Westrate, Edwin Victor DAVE COOK OF THE ROCKIES: Frontier General, Fighting Sheriff, And Leader of Men
New York: Rufus Rockwell Wilson Incorporated, 1936. B0006ANL46 First edition, first printing. Illustrated from contemporary photographs taken by Joseph Collier. 224 pages. Hardcover. Offsetting from laid-in clipping to front endsheets, else fine; in a very good minus dust jacket: worn, edge-torn, age-darkened, rubbed, soiled, reinforced from verso with cello-tape. 
Cook traveled to Colorado in 1858, and later became a soldier, city marshal of Denver, sheriff of Arapaho County, United States marshal, general of the Colorado Militia and founder and chief of the Rocky Mountain Detective Association. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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228 (Cook, Frederick A. & Peary, Robert E.). Bryce, Robert M. COOK & PEARY: The Polar Controversy, Resolved
(Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania): Stackpole Books, (1997). 0811703177 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. Thick octavo. 1133 pages, map endpapers, bibliogr
In 1909 Cook and Peary both claimed to have found the North Pole, a goal that had been the focus of exploration for generations, and their rivalry is the center of this fascinating chronicle illustrated with hundreds of photographs, drawings, and maps. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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229 (Cooke, Philip St. George). Young, Otis E. THE WEST OF PHILIP ST. GEORGE COOKE
Glendale, California: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1955. First edition. Hardcover. Very nearly fine in brick red cloth with spine titles gilt; lacking the plain brown dust jacket. 393 pages; bibliography and index. Folding map, frontispiece portrait, and plates. 
Cooke was a veteran of frontier service and the Black Hawk and Mexican wars. He became a dragoon officer, a cavalry tactician, and an explorer in the Far West; he was commissioned a Brigadier General in the Civil War but saw little action. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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230 (Copeau, Jacques). Rudlin, John JACQUES COPEAU
Cambridge/London/New York/New Rochelle/Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, (1986). 052127303X First edition, first printing: trade paperback issue. In Cambridge's Directors in Perspective series. Trade Paperback. Production creasing to rear cover, else fine, in photo-pictorial wraps. 
Assessment of the work and influence of the pioneering director long regarded as one of the fathers of twentieth-century French theatre. 141 pages, including index. Illustrated. Scarce! 
Price: 150.00 USD
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231 (Corman, Roger). Naha, Ed THE FILMS OF ROGER CORMAN: Brillance on a Budget
New York: Arco Publishing, Inc., (1982). 0668053089 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, in a color pictorial dust jacket. Quarto. 209 pages; indexed. 
The incredible history of Hollywood's greatest maverick--Roger Corman, the producer and director of low-budget films, many of which are exploitation, and some of which have an established critical reputation. Black-and-white photographs and stills. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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232 (Corman, Roger). Willemen, Paul; Pirie, David; Will, David; Myles, Linda ROGER CORMAN
[Great Britain]: Edinburgh Film Festival 70/Cinema Magazine, [circa 1971]. First edition: a square trade paperback original. Trade Paperback. A hint of wear to the extremities, else fine; printed on coated stock and perfect-bound with color-illustrated cardstock covers. Generously illustrated with film stills. Filmography; thumbnail biography. 
The "first book to examine the work of Roger Corman in a serious manner" collects five essays on the indie director's "Millennic vision", "Genre and Grammar," "Descent into the Maelstrom," "3 Gangster Films," and "2 Colour Supplement Movies." 
Price: 75.00 USD
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233 (Cornwell, Dean). Broder, Patricia Janis DEAN CORNWELL: DEAN OF ILLUSTRATORS
New York: Balance House, Ltd., (1978). First edition. Large square quarto. Hardcover. Pale foxing to page edges, else a near fine copy, bound in maroon cloth lettered in gilt to the spine; in an illustrated dust jacket that exhibits some mild age-toning and some light edgewear--particularly to spine head. A nice copy of the scarce first. 
Mammoth tribute to the illustrator and muralist, whose work decorated books, magazines, calendars, posters and walls from 1914-1960, and represents a decade-by-decade chronicle of the American aesthetic. 236 b&w illustrations, 63 color plates. Index. 
Price: 650.00 USD
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234 (Correll, Charles). Hart, William S. MY LIFE EAST AND WEST
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1929. First edition. Illustrated with sepia-tone photographs printed on coated stock inserts. Hardcover. Very light edgewear, flecking to top edge coloring, else a quite nice very good plus copy, lacking the dust jacket. Marie Correll has signed her name and address to the front pastedown. 
This copy of the silent star's memoirs SIGNED by Hart, and inscribed "To my dear friends Charlie & Marie / from Bill Hart / 1930 / Hello Andy!" Charlie was Charlie Correll, Andy of radio's legendary AMOS 'N' ANDY, Marie his wife. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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235 (Coward, Noel). Hadfield, John, editor A LAST ENCORE: Words by Noel Coward, Pictures from his Life and Times
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, (1973). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Some very minor bumping to the lower edge of the yellow cloth cover, else a fine, bright copy in an age-toned photo-pictorial dust jacket. Quarto. 
The witty words of Noel Coward combined with images, both illustrations and photographs, that are culled from archives of newspapers and press agencies from the appropriate time period. The result is a very amusing concept, well realized. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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236 (Coward, Noel). Lesley, Cole REMEMBERED LAUGHTER: The Life of Noel Coward
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1976. 039449816X First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine with corner tips very very lightly bumped; in a mildly age-toned and price-clipped dust jacket, that shows some very minor edgewear, and a tiny closed edge tear to the lower spine panel. 
Lesley, Coward's secretary, companion, and friend from 1936 till the playwright's death in 1973, provides an intimate biography, rich in personal anecdotes, and behind-the-scenes stories of some of the greatest theatre comedies of the 20th Century. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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237 (Coward, Noel). Levin, Milton NOEL COWARD: Updated Edition
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1989). 0805769781 First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
Twayne English Authors series #73. Update of the 1968 study adds analysis of posthumous publications and new biographical information about this fascinating playwright, actor, composer and celebrated wit. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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238 (Coward, Noel). Payn, Graham; with Barry Day MY LIFE WITH NOEL COWARD
New York/London: Applause, (1994). 1557831904 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine color photo-pictorial dust jacket. Includes "Coward on Theatre"--never before published essays, interviews, commentary. 
"At last we have the missing chapters of the Coward chronicle...a touching, loving but honest and very revealing account."--Sheridan Morley. "Graham Payn knew Noel Coward better than anyone."--Lauren Bacall. 402 pages, indexed. Illustrated. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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239 (Cowley, Malcolm). Young, Thomas Daniel, editor CONVERSATIONS WITH MALCOLM COWLEY
Jackson and London: University Press of Mississippi, (1986). 0878052909 First edition. In the Literary Conversations Series. Hardcover. Fine in pale terra cotta cloth; in a fine, photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
Collection of twenty-one unabridged conversations with the revered editor, poet, literary historian, and critic, conducted by a variety of interviewers. Four interviews are published here for the first time. Indexed. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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240 (Crane, Hart). Brunner, Edward J. SPLENDID FAILURE: Hart Crane and the Making of "The Bridge"
Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois Press, (1985). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
Provocative new perspective on Crane's intense struggle to complete his epic poem of America. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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241 (Crane, Hart). Hanley, Alfred HART CRANE'S HOLY VISION: "White Buildings"
(Pittsburgh, PA): Duquesne University Press, (1981). 0820701513 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. Octavo. 194 pages; bibliography. 

Price: 25.00 USD
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242 (Crane, Stephen). Holton, Milne CYLINDER OF VISION: The Fiction and Journalistic Writings of Stephen Crane
Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, (1972). 0807100455 First edition. Hardcover. About near fine, in red cloth stamped in silver to the spine; in a price-clipped dust jacket that is edgeworn, rubbed, nicked at the edges (with attendant minor creasing), and shows a small chip to rear panel, some fading to spine panel. 
Comprehensive overview of Crane's short but intense career, with an extended consideration of Crane's masterwork, THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE. Notes, references, index. 353pp. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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243 (Crane, Stephen). Wolford, Chester L. STEPHEN CRANE: A Study of the Short Fiction
Boston and New York: Twayne Publishers, (1989). 0805783156 First edition. In Twayne's Studies in Short Fiction series. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Chronology, bibliography, index. 
"Wolford's succinct and insightful commentaries trace with unusual clarity the development of Crane's style and thought in the intellectual and literary climate of the 1890s."--James Colver. "A splendid introduction to Crane's works." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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244 (Crane, Walter). Engen, Rodney K. WALTER CRANE AS A BOOK ILLUSTRATOR
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1975). 085670170X First U.S. edition, first printing: Large format paperbound. Large format softcover. Mild fading to the spine, else fine in illustrated wraps. 
Rodney Engen, U.S. born painter and lecturer, discusses Crane's style and ideas in this invaluable book that showcases over 107 illustrations (16 in full color). Includes an extensive annotated catalogue of books illustrated or written by Crane. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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245 (Crane, Walter). Spencer, Isobel WALTER CRANE
New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc., (1975). First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in tan cloth with gilt-embossed spine-titles, illustrated endpapers; in a fine, illustrated dust jacket. Quarto. 208 pages; notes, appendix, and an index. 
This scholarly monograph is the first major study of Walter Crane's life and work. With 150 illustrations, 24 in color, Isobel Spencer studies the man and his work covering the full range of Crane's artistic activites. A lovely copy of this superb book! 
Price: 45.00 USD
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246 (Crane, Walter). von Schleinitz, Otto WALTER CRANE
Bielefeld and Leipzig: Verlag von Velhagen & Klafing, 1902. First edition, first printing. Text in German. Hardcover. Light wear, very mild soiling, some minor fading, thus nearly fine, in flexible two-toned binding (maroon and cream), with gilt lettering, rules and devices; printed throughout on coated stock; no dust jacket. Tall octavo. 
German language monograph on the profoundly influential English children's book illustrator, "the first of the grand triumvirate...who worked under the tutelage of English printer Edmund Evans"--Barbara Kiefer. 151 pages, 145 b&w illustrations. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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247 (Craven, Wes). Robb, Brian J. SCREAMS & NIGHTMARES: The Films of Wes Craven
Woodstock/New York: Overlook Press, (1998). 0879519185 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in black boards; in a fine illustrated dust jacket. Printed throughout on coated stock; quarto. 191 pages. Illustrated in black-and-white. 
"Through personal interviews, secondary sources, and a wealth of photos, film-idol biographer Robb provides a sometimes worshipful picture of the Ohio-born, Fundamentalist-raised director" of SCREAM and NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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248 (Crawford, Ralston). Agee, William C. RALSTON CRAWFORD
Pasadena, CA: Twelve Trees Press, 1983. 0942642082 First edition. Limited to 3000 copies. Hardcover. Fine with a tiny sticker-removal shadow to front free endpaper; in dust jacket with mild wear to spine head, light shelfwear. 
Quarto. This attractive volume contains 67 plates, chronology, bibliography, and a list of exhibitions and collections. (175) pages. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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249 (Creasey, John) York, Jeremy FIND THE BODY
New York: The Macmillan Company, (1967). First U.S. edition revised from the 1945 U.K. edition. Hardcover. Fine in a near fine illustrated dust jacket with a few nicks. 
John Creasy wrote well over 500 novels under more than twenty names. Superintendent Folly of Scotland Yard investigates theft, blackmail, and murder at a large English country house. 
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250 (Creasey, John). Hunt, Kyle SLY AS A SERPENT
New York: Macmillan, (1967). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Light shelfwear to top and bottom edges, slightly bumped corner tips, else very good in a near fine dust jacket. 
Review copy with materials laid in. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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251 (Creasey, John). Mann, Abel DANGER WOMAN
New York: Pocket Books, (1966). First edition: Paperback Original. #50298; cover price, $.50. ''Storm had the face of an angel. She had a body that could drive men mad.'' Mass Market Paperback. A bright, fine, unread copy in illustrated wraps. A whisper of age-toning within, else as fresh as the day it came off the press. Cover painting by Roger Kastel. The title seems to play on DANGER MAN, the hit U.K. spy series with Patrick McGoohan. 
Creasey, cloaked as Mann for the first and only time, introduces "the legendary Storm. Our own Mata Hari." Though she didn't catch on, she looks quite fetching in the splendid cover art, clad in only a sheet, a pistol in her hand, a dead man in her bed. 
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252 (Creasey, John). Morton, Anthony THE BARON AND THE UNFINISHED PORTRAIT
New York: Walker and Company, (1970). 0802752152 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. About near fine (with a narrow band of darkening to the edges of the covers); in a near fine illustrated dust jacket that shows minor age-toning. 
From the prolific author of THE BARON AND THE STOLEN LEGACY. The Baron goes undercover with a jewel and art thief to find out who is trying to kill a wealthy woman. 
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253 (Creeley, Robert). Novik, Mary ROBERT CREELEY: AN INVENTORY, 1945-1970
[Ohio]: The Kent State University Press, (1973). 0873381394 First edition, first printing. The Serif Series: Bibliographies and Checklists, Number 28. Hardcover. Fine, in bright green cloth lettered in gilt to the spine; no dust jacket, as issued. 210 pages, including indexes. 
Bibliographical study of the American poet (who served as New York State poet from 1989-1991), divided into these categories: Works; Selected Writings about; Publication History of Individual Writings; Manuscripts, Letters, Recordings and Proofs. 
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254 (Crockett, Davy). Hauck, Richard Boyd CROCKETT: A Bio-Bibliography
Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press Publishers, (1982). 031322272X First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in green cloth with silver lettering, without dust jacket, as issued. Octavo. 169 pages; Crockett chronology, bibliography, index. Illustrations and photographs. 
"A remarkable book in multidirectional approach, Crockett is part literary study and part history. Not purporting to be a definitive biography...succeeds as both an introductory biography and an evaluation of works by and about Crockett."--Choice. 
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255 (Cromwell, Oliver). Abbott, Wilbur Cortez A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF OLIVER CROMWELL: A List of Printed Materials Relating to Oliver Cromwell, Together with a List of Portraits and Caricatures
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1929. First edition. Brown cloth with publisher's device and spine titles gilt. Hardcover. Mild age-toning to the endsheets and text block, some soiling and light wear to the covers, else a very good copy; no dust jacket. 540 pages; index to portrait list, and a text index. 
Tissue-guarded black-and-white frontispiece and plate of Cromwell. A bibliography of works relating to the British leader Cromwell written between 1597 and 1928, and a catalogue of portraits and caricatures arranged by artist. 
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256 (Crosby, Percy). Robinson, Jerry SKIPPY AND PERCY CROSBY
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1978). 0030184916 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. Quarto. [156] pages.
Skippy was a comic strip drawn by Percy Crosby--considered by many to be one of the classics of the American newspaper strip. This excellent book contains a biography of Crosby as well as a generous selection from Skippy. Introduction by Jules Feiffer. 
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257 (Crossen, Kendall Foster). Richards, Clay THE GENTLE ASSASSIN
Indianapolis/Kansas City/New York: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., (1964). B0006BMCZE First edition, first printing. Jacket design by Burt Goldblatt. Hardcover. Age darkening to perimeters of covers, thus near fine, in brick-red cloth shelfback over white patterned boards; in an age-toned dust jacket with light rubbing, a small chip to upper rear panel, closed tear with attendant crease to upper front, mild wear. 
A Colonel Kim Locke mystery by Kendall Foster Crossen under pseudonym. Crossen launched the Locke series under his own name, with THE TORTURED PATH (1957), and THE BIG DIVE (1959). In this entry, the CIA operative must follow a lead to Cuba. 
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258 (Custer, George Armstrong). Hoypt, Edwin P. THE LAST STAND: A Novel about George Armstrong Custer and the Indians of the Plains
New York: Forge/A Tom Doherty Associates Book, (1995). 0312855338 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"Ed Hoyt has proved that a noted historian can also be a great novelist. One need not be a Custer buff to be captivated by THE LAST STAND."--Tony Hillerman. 
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259 (Custer, George Armstrong). Krause, Herbert & Gary D. Olson PRELUDE TO GLORY: A newspaper accounting of Custer's 1874 Expedition to The Black Hills
(Sioux Falls, South Dakota): (Brevet Press), (1974). 0884980189 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. Quarto. 279 pages; appendix, illustration index, and general index. Illustrated with 71 dramatic pictures taken from the original glass plates, shot by photographer William H. Illingworth. 
PRELUDE TO GLORY is the story of Custer's 1874 expedition to the Black Hills of South Dakota, as told by five newspaper correspondents who accompanied him. The two-month long trip from Fort Abraham Lincoln to the Black Hills is described. 
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260 (Custer, George Armstrong). Monaghan, Jay CUSTER: The Life of General George Armstrong Custer
Boston/Toronto: Little, Brown and Company, (1959). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild fading to the edges, else near fine in slate gray cloth with light blue spine titles; in a chipped and shelfworn, very good photo-pictorial dust jacket that shows some tears, soiling, rubbing, and fading to the spine. Octavo. 469 pages; indexed. 
Monaghan relies on original sources, and he appraises them with the sound judgment of the practiced historian. "Lively and comprehensive: treats of Custer both during and after the Civil War."--Nevins, II; page 77. 
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261 (Custeriana). Graham, W.A., Colonel THE CUSTER MYTH: A Source Book of Custeriana, To Which is Added Important Items of Custeriana and a Complete and Comprehensive Bibliography, by Fred Dustin
New York: Bonanza Books, (1953). Early reprint edition. Hardcover. A near fine copy in dust jacket. 
Quarto. This is a documented source book for Custeriana. 413 pages, Dustin bibliography, index, illustrated throughout, maps, endpaper painting. 
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262 (Custeriana). Hutton, Paul Andrew, editor THE CUSTER READER
Lincoln & London: University of Nebraska Press, (1992). 080322351X First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Octavo. 585 pages, photographic essay, bibliographic essay, sources, index. 
This anthology brings together writings by contemporaries of the flamboyant general together with recent scholarly accounts of his career in the Civil War and in campaigns against the Plains Indians. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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263 (Custeriana). Stewart, Edgar I. CUSTER'S LUCK
Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, (1967). Fifth printing. Hardcover. Attractive, older bookplate, otherwise a near fine copy in colorful price-clipped dust jacket that is lightly rubbed. 
Octavo. Much acclaimed and definitive history of the Battle of Little Big Horn. 522 pages, bibliography, two fold-out maps, illustrated. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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264 (Custeriana). Wert, Jeffrey D THE CONTROVERSIAL LIFE OF GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER
New York: Simon & Schuster, (1996). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Octavo. 462 pages, notes, bibliography, index, maps and illustrations. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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265 (Damien, Father). Compton, Piers FATHER DAMIEN
London: Alexander Ousley Limited, (1935). B0006AM91W Reprint. Hardcover. Mild spine slant, light wear, faint foxing to endsheets, dust soiling to upper page edges, mild soiling to fore-edge, thus very good, in blue binding with gilt spine stamping; no dust jacket. Frontispiece portrait of Damien. 204 pages. 
Biography of the Belgian Roman Catholic missionary revered for his work among the lepers on the island of Molokai, Hawaii. With Foreword by Archbishop Goodier. 
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266 (Dante Alighieri). Collins, James PILGRIM IN LOVE: An Introduction to Dante and His Spirituality
Chicago: Loyola University Press/A Campion Book, (1984). 0829404538 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Previous owner's blind embossed stamp to endsheet and half-title, else near fine, in natural cloth lettered in gilt; in a near fine illustrated dust jacket. 287 pages, including bibliography. 
Brief summary of Dante's life and times followed by an exploration of his writings with commentary on many cantos of DIVINE COMEDY focusing on the themes of love and pilgrimage into God. 
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267 (Dante Alighieri). Daniello, Bernardino L'ESPOSITIONE DI BERNARDINO DANIELLO DA LUCCA SOPRA LA COMEDIA DI DANTE
Hanover and London: University Press of New England, (1989). 0874513480 First edition thus. Edited by Robert Hollander and Jeffrey Schnapp; with Kevin Brownlee and Nancy Vickers. In Italian. Hardcover. Fine, in red cloth lettered and ruled in gilt to the spine; no dust jacket, as issued. Works cited; abbreviations; biblical citation index; non-biblical citation index. 
First published posthumously in 1568, this detailed humanist commentary on Dante's trilogy by Renaissance man of letters Bernardino Daniello has never been reprinted in its entirety until this edition. In the original Italian. 
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268 (Dante Alighieri). Quinones, Ricardo J. FOUNDATION SACRIFICE IN DANTE'S COMMEDIA
University Park, Pennsylvania: The Pennsylvania State University Press, (1994). 0271013095 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in full blue cloth with gilt spine titling; in a fine dust jacket. 
"An engaging, provocative, and insightful study...a rich and valuable reading that allows us to grasp the wonderful web of allusions and references that Dante has woven into his textual fabric."--C. Kleinhenz. 138 pages, including index. 
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269 (Davis, Frederick C.) Steele, Curtis Operator 5: THE ARMY OF THE DEAD
(San Diego, California): A Corinth Suspense Novel, (1966). First edition, first printing: paperback original. Operator 5 Book No. 2. Mass market paperback. A fine, as-new copy, in illustrated wraps. The first book appearance. 
Yarn first seen March, 1935 in the pulp OPERATOR #5: AMERICA'S SECRET SERVICE ACE. "Into Death's Temple Jimmy rushed headlong where the archfiend awaited, eager to sacrifice him on the bloody altar of tyranny and resurrect him as a mindless recruit." 
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270 (Davis, Frederick C.) Steele, Curtis Operator 5: BLOOD REIGN OF THE DICTATOR
(San Diego, California): A Corinth Suspense Novel, (1966). First edition, first printing. Operator 5 Book No. 6. Fine, as as-new, unread copy in illustrated wraps. First book appearance of a story first seen in the OPERATOR #5 pulp in May, 1935. 
"Ursus Young was Absolute Dictator of a State..Then Wrested to Himself All Powers Over the Nation!...Those who dared to oppose the usurper fell one by one beneath the blade of his guillotine!" 
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271 (Davis, William Rhodes). Harrington, Dale MYSTERY MAN: William Rhodes Davis Nazi Agent of Influence
Dulles, Virginia: Brassey's, (1999). 1574881817 First edition. Hardcover. Three corner tips lightly bumped and a spot of faint soil to the upper page edges, else near fine; in a dust jacket with mild creases to the upper right corner of the front panel. 276 pages, thirteen b&w photographs, notes, bibliography, and an index. 
A biography of Davis, an American who was an agent of influence for Hitler in the United States, not a spy in the classic sense but rather he attempted to advance the long-term interests of the Nazis by raising funds and support for Germany. 
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272 (Day, Clarence, Jr.) Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. LIFE WITH FATHER: And How He Lived
[No place]: Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc., (Circa 1947). Movie tie-in promotional booklet. Large format softcover. Fine in textured antique-brick colored wraps with decorative gilt titles and devices to the front cover. 11'' by 8 1/2''. A high quality, staplebound presentation. 
The public's fascination with Clarence Day's fictionalized memoir encouraged Warner Bros. to produce this charming, photographically illustrated 16-page booklet on various aspects of their film adaptation and the real-life basis for the bestselling book. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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273 (De Carlo, Dan). Smith, Mary DAN DECARLO
(Canoga Park, California): [no publisher], (2002). Second edition: a large-format paperback. With an introduction by Stan Lee. Trade Paperback. A hint of age-toning to spine, else fine, as-new, unread, in stiff, slick, color-illustrated wraps. 
Betty, Veronica, Millie, Sabrina, Josie and the Pussycats! Collection of the influential comic book artist's work, from his early baseball funnies in the mid-thirties, to his work at Marvel with Lee, and his forty years as Archie Comics' principal artist. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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274 (de Ghelderode, Michel). Parsell, David B. MICHEL DE GHELDERODE
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1993). 0805743030 First edition. Twayne's World Authors Series: French Literature; #845. Hardcover. Fine in teal cloth, lettered in gilt to the spine; in photo-pictorial dust jacket with portrait of Ghelderode. 
The first book-length study in English of the influential, avant-garde Belgian dramatist, (PANTAGLEIZE, CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS, ESCURIAL), who is here identified as the artistic precursor of Beckett and Ionesco. Notes, bibliography, index. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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275 (De Lint, Charles). Key, Samuel M. ANGEL OF DARKNESS
New York: Jove Books, (1990). 0515104221 First edition: Paperback Original. Cover price, $3.95. Mass market paperback. A whisper of wear to the extremities, else a bright, fine, unread copy in illustrated wraps. 
The first of three horror novels penned by the important contemporary fantasist under his Key pseudonym. Set in Ottawa. "A fresh, intriguing novel that captured me from page one."--Dean R. Koontz. 
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276 (De Quincey, Thomas). Whale, John C. THOMAS DEQUINCEY'S RELUCTANT AUTOBIOGRAPHY
London & Sydney: Croom Helm, (1984). 070993615X First edition. Hardcover. Fine in black textured boards with gilt titles and devices to the spine; in a fine dust jacket. 
A critical study analyzing the techniques of De Quincey's literary artistry and the journalistic approach De Quincey uses to present his autobiographical experience. 245 pages; conclusion; select biography; and index. 
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277 (de Rezke, Jean). Leiser, Clara JEAN DE RESZKE: and the Great Days of Opera
New York: Minton, Balch & Company, 1934. 0836951875 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Covers slightly rubbed, some wear to the upper and lower spine ends, else a very good copy in red cloth; no dust jacket. 337 pages; illustrated with 26 photographs and 4 letter facsimiles; appendix; bibliography; textual references; and index. 
SIGNED by Clara Leiser to the half-title page. Biographical study of the Polish tenor based upon extensive interviews and detailed research. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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278 (De Veuster, Father Damien). Stewart, Richard LEPER PRIEST OF MOLOKA'I: The Father Damien Story
Honolulu: A Latitude 20 Book/University of Hawai'i Press, (2000). 0824822323 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
"Traces the life of Father Damien from his boyhood in rural Belgium to his death at the leper settlement after sixteen years of remarkable accomplishments...presents and analyzes much new information about Damien and his years in Hawai'i." 
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279 (Dean, Mallette). Cervantes, Miguel de THE DIALOGUE OF THE DOGS
(Kentfield, California): (The Allen Press), (1969). First edition thus, limited to 140 copies. Large quarto. In original clear acetate jacket. Hardcover. Fine, bound in hand-printed cloth of the design ''El Prado'' (a pattern of red poppies on a field of yellow and white) from the Costa del Sol Collection; hand-set, printed damp on an 1846 Columbian hand-press on hand-made rag paper with the Allen watermark. 
One of Cervantes' waggish "Exemplary Novels" written in 1704, here presented in a singular fine press edition; 15th Century decorative initials, and ornaments engraved by Mallette Dean (many depicting canines!) border every page. Allen Press Biblio #33. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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280 (Dean, Mallette). LeConte, Carrie E. YO SEMITE 1878: Adventures of N and C; Journal and Drawings by Carrie E. LeConte
San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1964. First edition, limited to 450 copies. Designed and printed by Mallette Dean. Book Club of California publication #117. Hardcover. Fine, in olive-colored linen over decorative boards illustrated with a pattern of pine-needle clusters; paper spine label; in undecorated olive dust jacket that shows a hint of sunning to spine. Introduction by Susanna B. Dakin. 
14-year-old LeConte's chronicle of a camping expedition with friend Nona Dibble (N) and pere LeConte to Yosemite in 1878. Eight reproductions in color of the author's sketches throughout the text, and facsimiles of 11 pages of her journal. Sweet. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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281 (Defoe, Daniel). Backscheider, Paula R. MOLL FLANDERS: The Making of a Criminal Mind
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1990). 0805794298 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket, with jacket art a detail of ''Masouba'' by George Baer. Chronology of Defoe's life and works, notes, bibliography, index. 
Defoe's complex tale of a flirtatious heroine, written in 1722, is examined by Backscheider, who argues that the novel is integral to the development of Western literature. The style of language, the historical detail, and the realism are also explored. 
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282 (Defoe, Daniel). Curtis, Laura A. THE ELUSIVE DANIEL DEFOE
(London and Totowa, NJ): Vision and Barnes & Noble, (1984). 0389200638 First edition, first printing. In the Critical Studies Series. Hardcover. Fine, in textured orange boards with gilt spine titling; in a fine, if faintly age-toned, pictorial dust jacket. 216 pages, including index. 
This study addresses itself to the problem of Defoe's consciousness, arguing that the peculiar ambivalence characterizing his writing results in large part from contradictory drives within the writer himself. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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283 (Deighton, Len). Hill, Weldon ONIONHEAD
(London): Andre Deutsch, (1958). Third impression. Hardcover. Near fine in a price-clipped dust jacket with a discolored (orange to yellow) spine panel and a small stain to the white rear panel. 
This novel is the basis for the Warner Bros. film starring Andy Griffith which was an attempt to cash in on the success of NO TIME FOR SERGEANTS. The jacket was designed by spy writer/illustrator Len Deighton and this copy has been SIGNED by him. 
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284 (Deighton, Len). Pettitt, Victor & Margaret, compilers LEN DEIGHTON'S CONTINENTAL DOSSIER: A Collection of Cultural Culinary, Historical Spooky, Grim and Preposterous Fact
(London): Michael Joseph, (1968). First edition. Hardcover. Boards splayed and spine faded to a light blue with shelf-edges exhibiting some light nicking; the front endpaper has a mild crease otherwise a very good copy. This volume was issued without benefit of a dust wrapper. 
Printed boards with six-color photographic design by Max Robinson. This travel guide contains an original three-page introduction by Len Deighton and is SIGNED by him on the title-page. Ribbon-markers. Folding map in the rear. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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285 (del Rey, Lester) THE BEST OF LESTER DEL REY
New York: Ballantine Books, (1978). First edition: Issued by the Science Fiction Book Club. Hardcover. Fine; in a mildly age-toned and slightly nicked dust jacket with painting by Gary Viskupic. 
With an introduction by Frederik Pohl, this collection is generally regarded as truly representing the best of del Rey's stories. 
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286 (Dick, Philip K.) Edelman, Scott, published and edited by LAST WAVE: The Last Best Hope of Speculative Fiction, Volume One, Number One
Brooklyn, New York: Scott Edelman, 1983. First edition, first printing: a periodical. Penned checkmark to front cover, and to page 26 (where Dick's poem begins), else very nearly fine, printed on coated stock and bound within heavier coated-stock covers; 32 pages. 
Premiere issue of Edelman's US answer to the new wave sf being published in the UK in INTERZONE. Stories by Steve Rasnic Tem, Avram Davidson, Thomas M. Disch, Jessica A. Salmonson, John Sladek; a long poem by Philip K. Dick. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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287 (Dick, Philip K.) Edelman, Scott, published and edited by LAST WAVE: The Last Best Hope of Speculative Fiction, Number Three, Summer 1984
New York, N.Y.: Scott Edelman, 1984. First edition, first printing: a periodical. Very nearly fine, printed on coated stock and bound within heavier coated stock covers; 32 pages. 
Stories by Jessica A. Salmonson, Mark Williams, Steve R.Tem, Felix C. Gotschalk, David J. Sheskin; a memoir of Philip K. Dick by K.W. Jeter; a poem by Philip K. Dick; and a play by Parke Godwin. Malzberg corresponds with Edelman in the letters column. 
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288 (Dick, Philip K.) Sutin, Lawrence DIVINE INVASIONS: A Life of Philip K. Dick
New York: Harmony Books, (1989). 0517572044 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine in a lightly age-toned and mildly rubbed pictorial dust jacket with photo-portrait of Dick by Frank Ronan. Illustrated with photographs printed on coated stock. 
First full-scale biography of the visionary and influential sf author whose reputation and readership continue to grow. "This is the man I knew."--from the foreword by Dick's literary executor, Paul Williams. Chronological survey, notes, bibliography. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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289 (Dick, Philip K.) Vest, Jason P. FUTURE IMPERFECT
Westport, Connecticut/London: Praeger, (2007). 0275991717 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in black cloth with silver titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket. Octavo. 223 pages; notes; bibliography; films cited; and index. 
Vest discusses film interpretations of Dick's sci-fi ruminations in regards to human nature in an increasingly technological world. Eight substantial criticisms illustrate how well each film expands, extrapolates and departs from Dick's vision. 
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290 (Dickens, Charles). Garfield, Leon THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD
New York: Pantheon Books, (1980). 0394519183 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. An about near fine copy with some edgewear and age-darkening, in a pictorial dust jacket that is rubbed, shelfworn, and shows a few short closed edge tears and attendant light creasing. 
The distinguished and popular juvenile adventure novelist tries his hand at completing Dickens's tantalizing unfinished mystery. Introduced by Edward Blishen, and decorated with b&w illustrations within and jacket art without by Anthony Maitland. 
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291 (Dickens, Charles). Hewett, Edward & Axton, W.F. CONVIVIAL DICKENS: The Drinks of Dickens and his Times
Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, (1983). 0821407015 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. Small quarto. 
Drinking customs of our Victorian grandsires, keyed to scenes of imbibing in the life, works, and times of "Boz." Blended with over 130 authentic Victorian drink recipes and laced with dozens of exuberant period illustrations by Cruikshank et alia. 
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292 (Dickens, Charles). Smith, Grahame CHARLES DICKENS: A Literary Life
(New York, N.Y.): St. Martin's Press. Inc., (1996). 031212919X First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in black boards with gilt titles to the spine; in a near fine dust jacket with a small minor crease to the upper edge of the rear panel. 
A volume in the Literary Lives series that offers stimulating accounts of the literary careers of English-language authors. Smith shows through extensive research and analysis how Dickens wrote to increase his reader market. 190 pages; notes; and index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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293 (Dickens, Charles). Vogel, Jane ALLEGORY IN DICKENS
University, Alabama: The University of Alabama Press, (1977). 081737325X First edition, first printing. Studies in the Humanities, No. 17 Hardcover. Tiny rubber-stamped ''B'' to lower page edges, else fine, in sky blue cloth with black stamping; no dust jacket, as issued. 
"I propose a novel thesis...it is that DAVID COPPERFIELD is allegory: that David its hero...is a spirtual kinsman of the Old Testament David."--a sample from Vogel's preface to this study of Christian allegory in the works of Dickens. 347 pages, indexed. 
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294 (Dirksen, Everett). Dirksen, Louella with Browning, Norma Lee THE HONORABLE MR. MARIGOLD: My Life with Everett Dirksen
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company , Inc., 1972. 0385041152 First edition: with unopened promotional Senator Dirksen Big Smile Marigold seed packet laid in. Hardcover. Fine in slate-grey linen with gilt titles to the spine; in a near fine dust jacket with tiny edge tears. 
The Senator's wife's personal and political memoirs (with letters) of their forty-five years together. Louella describes Dirksen's career during six Presidents, including personal insights on the Kennedys and Nixons. Illustrated with 12 pages of photos. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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295 (Disch, Thomas M. & Sladek, John T.) Demijohn, Thom BLACK-ALICE
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Co., Inc., 1968. First edition. Hardcover. Very small, almost imperceptible stain to top edge, else near fine with pages very slightly age-toned; in very very slightly edgeworn and age-toned dust jacket with provocative wraparound art work by Virginia Fritz. 
Pseudononymous collaboration between Disch and Sladek is a social satire cloaked in the trappings of a suspense novel. A nice copy. Fritz's cover painting features Tenniel's Alice recoiling from Topsy ("Ah jes' growed, honey!") 
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296 (Disch, Thomas M.) Edelman, Scott, published and edited by LAST WAVE: The Last Best Hope of Speculative Fiction, Number Two Winter 1984
New York, N.Y.: Scott Edelman, 1984. First edition, first printing: a periodical. Red penned checkmark to front cover, and to page 40, else very nearly fine, printed on coated stock and bound within heavier coated stock covers; 48 pages. 
Stories by Ian Watson, Ronald Anthony Cross, Carter Scholz, Rachel Pollack; a "chain of poems" by Gene Van Troyer, Robert Frazier, Andrew Joron, and Kathryn Rantala; and Thomas Disch's libretto for FRANKENSTEIN: The Opera, by Gregory Sandow. 
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297 (Disney, Walt). Platt, Rutherford and the Staff of the Walt Disney Studio Walt Disney: SECRETS OF LIFE, A True-Life Adventure
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1957). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very small, very faint patch of stain to upper page edges, else fine, in black-lettered russett cloth shelfback over illustrated green boards; in a price-clipped, very lightly worn, mildly age-toned color photo-pictorial dust jacket. A nice copy! 
Illustrated companion to the Disney documentary (narration by James Algar) is jammed with color photos taken by the filmmakers. Some chapters: Secrets Hidden in Rocks, Secrets of Seeds, of Bees, of Ants, of Flowers, of Storms and Volcanoes. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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298 (Disney, Walt). Scarfe, Gerald, illustrated by Disney's Hercules: HADES, the Truth at Last
New York: Disney Press, (1997). 0786831340 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Tiny, tiny bruise to lower edge front cover, else fine, as-new, in laminated pictorial boards; in a fine, as-new, illustrated dust jacket. 
Picturebook tale of the villain from Disney's animated HERCULES, rendered by the artist who created the distinctive look of the film and its characters, and whose vision made the film one of Disney's hippest and smartest in decades. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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299 (Disney, Walt). Sotheby's THE ART OF DISNEY'S POCAHONTAS
New York, NY: Sotheby's, 1996. First edition, first printing: an auction catalogue. Large format softcover. Fine, as-new, bound within stiff, illustrated wraps. Small quarto. 
Auction catalogue wonderfully illustrated throughout in full-color and printed on coated stock. 155 lots. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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300 (Disney, Walt). Sotheby's THE ART OF DISNEY'S THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME / JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
New York, NY: Sotheby's, 1997. First edition, first printing: an auction catalogue. Large format softcover. Fine, as-new, bound within stiff, illustrated wraps. Small quarto. 
Illustrated throughout in full-color and printed on coated stock. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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