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3601 Carson, Robert, editor THE WATERFRONT WRITERS: The Literature of Work
San Francisco: Harper & Row, Publishers, (1979). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a photo-pictorial dust jacket with light rubbing to rear and spine panels. Twenty-one drawings and illustrations. 
A collection of writings from the Waterfront Writers, a group of authors and artists who are also full-time dockworkers on the San Francisco waterfront. The group writes poetry, fiction, sociology, oral history, and philosophical inquiries. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3602 Carter, Amanda WRITE ME A MURDER
(New York, N.Y.): Zebra Books/Kensington Publishing Corp., (1979). First edition, first printing: a paperback original. Zebra Mystery Puzzler #19. Mass market paperback. Very good plus, with light reading crease, spine crease; in illustrated wraps. 
Interactive bibliomystery about the murder of a crime novelist; this unusual series of PBOs plants clues in the cover art and interior illos, and the solution is secreted in a "sealed" final chapter. This copy's final chapter has been opened. Scarce! 
Price: 50.00 USD
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3603 Carter, Angela WISE CHILDREN
New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, (1991). 0374291330 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Comic chronicle of two theatrical families; by the acclaimed fabulist. Photo on dust jacket of the Dolly Sisters. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3604 Carter, Angela FIREWORKS: Nine Stories in Various Disguises
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, (1981). 0060148527 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine in a price-clipped illustrated dust jacket that is lightly age-toned and shows a faint vertical crease to the front flap. Jacket illustration by Ron Walotsky. 
Nine contemporary gothic stories from the popular British author that range from the erotic to the macabre. Included are "A Souvenir of Japan," and "The Loves of Lady Purple," among others. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3605 Carter, Angela SAINTS AND STRANGERS
(New York): Penguin Books, (1987). First edition thus, trade paperback issue: review copy with publisher's slip laid in. Trade Paperback. Some tanning to the pages, else a very good plus copy in illustrated wraps that exhibit pale age-toning and two very light corner creases to the front cover. 
Eight tales of eccentric, stylish, sophisticated adult fantasy; called by the NY Times Book Review "One of the Best Books of 1986," this collection, originally published as BLACK VENUS, contains a different version of "The Fall River Axe Murders." 
Price: 10.00 USD
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3606 Carter, Angela WISE CHILDREN
New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, (1991). 0374291330 First U.S. edition, SECOND printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Comic chronicle of two theatrical families; by the acclaimed fabulist. Photo on dust jacket of the Dolly Sisters. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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3607 Carter, Angela THE WAR OF DREAMS
New York and London: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1972). 0151443750 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Dark tape stains to front and rear free endsheets, tape ghosts to covers, mild soiling to page edges, thus very good; in a very nearly fine illustrated dust jacket with a corner crease to rear flap. 
"An erotic sexy energetic picaresque escapist dream. The prose is luscious."--John Hawkins. Originally published in the U.K. as THE INFERNAL DESIRE MACHINES OF DOCTOR HOFFMAN. Jacket art by Linda Gardener. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3608 Carter, Charlotte PERSONAL EFFECTS
(New York): United Artists Books, 1991. 0935992162 First edition, first printing: a trade paperback original. Trade Paperback. Near fine in illustrated wraps--a very light bump to the spine crown, a pale sticker ghost to rear cover; cover art by Angela Fremont. 
Collection of "poetry, prose, parody and elegy...full of rhythmic and visual subtlety, awfully funny and awfully melancholy."--Margo Jefferson. "Bebop and film noir saved my life."--Carter. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3609 Carter, Forrest THE EDUCATION OF LITTLE TREE
[New York]: Delacorte Press/Eleanor Friede, (1976). First edition. Hardcover. Near fine with a tiny patch of pale dampstain to the top edge, in a like dust jacket with a thumbtack-sized faint dampstain to upper rear panel. 
Carter's once beloved memoir of his boyhood has recently come under the critical microscope: skeptics have questioned the book's authenticity and the author's sincerity. An unusually nice copy of this scarce and now controversial title. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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3610 Carter, Forrest WATCH FOR ME ON THE MOUNTAIN
(New York, N.Y.): Delacorte Press/Eleanor Friede, (1978). 0440022029 First edition. Jacket design by Paul Bacon. Hardcover. Patch of pale stain to upper page edges, dots of stain to fore-edge, tape ghosts to map-decorated endsheets, else near fine in black cloth lettered in gilt to the spine; in a lightly age-toned dust jacket. 
Also known as CRY GERONIMO!, this novel of Geronimo and the Apache Nation is from the now-controversial author of THE EDUCATION OF LITTLE TREE and THE VENGEANCE TRAIL OF JOSEY WALES--(filmed by Clint Eastwood as THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES). 
Price: 50.00 USD
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3611 Carter, Harley DICTIONARY OF ELECTRONICS
New York City, New York: Hart Publishing Company, Inc., (1967). First U.S. edition. Trade Paperback. Physicist Daniel Deutsch's small owner label on the front endper, with creases and a minor slice to the covers, otherwise a very good copy in illustrated wraps. 
Trade paperback. 410 pages, addenda, appendices. The concise but explanatory definitions are further aided by text illustrations. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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3612 Carter, L.J., editor REALITIES OF SPACE TRAVEL: Selected Papers of the British Interplanetary Society
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, (1957). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Clean very good plus copy in a shelfworn dust jacket with the spine lightly faded and a few short tears and creases along edges. 
A collection of 24 articles originally appearing in the Journal of the British Interplanetary Society. An early study of astronautics including an entry by Arthur C. Clarke. 431 pages, references, indices, photographic plates, charts, illustrations. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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3613 Carter, Lin KELLORY THE WARLOCK
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company , Inc., 1984. First edition. Lightly rubbed on the spine ends, otherwise near fine in a near fine dust jacket. 
An exciting tale of swords and sorcery by the prolific writer/editor. Jacket illustration by Steve Marchesi. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3614 Carter, Lin, as told to Zarkon, Lord of the Unknown in INVISIBLE DEATH: A Case File from the Files of Omega
Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1975. 0385087683 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in green boards with lime green spine lettering; in an about near fine illustrated dust jacket showing some mild edgewear, faint age-toning, some minor fading to spine panel. Jacket by Tim Lewis. 
In the heart of a great Western metropolis, cults of dark Eastern devil-magic had crept, and found a hidden lair where they grew strong and flourished in secret darkness. Zarkon and the men of Omega were up against their most formidable opponent yet. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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3615 Carter, Lin, edited, with an introduction and notes by FLASHING SWORDS! #1
Garden City, New York: Nelson Doubleday, Inc., (1973). First hardcover edition: issued by the Science Fiction Book Club. Hardcover. Some darkening at inner gutters, else fine, in green boards; in very mildly age-toned and lightly edgeworn pictorial dust jacket with splendid painting by Frank Frazetta. 
First in Carter's series of Sword-and-Sorcery anthologies, with original contributions by Fritz Leiber (a Fafhrd and Gray Mouser tale) Jack Vance (a "Dying Earth" story), Poul Anderson, and Carter. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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3616 Carter, Lin; editor KINGDOMS OF SORCERY
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1976. 0385099754 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. A fine, unread copy; in an illustrated dust jacket with jacket illustration by John Cayea. 
An anthology of adult fantasy that features selections from masters of the fantastic with brief biographical introductions by Carter. Includes de Camp, E.R. Eddison, Fritz Leiber, C.S. Lewis, William Morris, Poe, Clark Ashton Smith, T.H. White, etc. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3617 Carter, M.L. THE CURSE OF THE UNDEAD
Greenwich, Conn: A Fawcett Gold Medal Book, (1970). First edition: Paperback Original. #T2276; cover price, $.75. Mass market paperback. Pages and inside covers tanned, faint reader's crease, else a tight, bright, fine copy in wraps with striking cover art by Jeff Jones: a deadly pale Audrey Hepburnish female vampire gazes at the reader as she bends over her helpless male victim. 
"Classic Tales of Vampires and Their Victims." Represented are Matthew Lewis, de Sade, Polidori, Stoker, Poe, Le Fanu, Crawford, Bloch, Fredric Brown, others. Introduction by Carter, bibliography, chronology. A superb collection. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3618 Carter, Robert A. CASUAL SLAUGHTERS
New York: Mysterious Press, (1992). First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 

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3619 Carter, Robert A. FINAL EDIT
New York: Mysterious Press, (1994). First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
A Nicholas Barlow mystery. Review copy with materials laid in. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3620 Carter, Stephen L. THE EMPEROR OF OCEAN PARK
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002. 0375413634 Second printing before publication. Hardcover. Fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket. 
Well-received first novel by the African-American Yale University Professor of Law. "A suspenseful tale of ambition, revenge, and the power of familial obligations. Elegantly nuanced, with finely drawn characters and perfect pacing."--Booklist. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3621 Carter, Vincent O.; Lottman, Herbert R., foreword SUCH SWEET THUNDER
South Royalton, Vermont: Steerforth Press, (2003). 1586420585 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Set in Kansas City, Missouri, this posthumously published novel traces the life of a young boy growing up during the tumultuous and wondrous Jazz Age, wherein--among all the other lessons a boy must learn--he also faces the reality of racial prejudice. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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3622 Carter, William GHOST TOWNS OF THE WEST
Menlo Park, California: Lane Magazine & Book Company, (1971). First edition. Fine first in leatherette backed buckram, lettered in gilt on spine with lightly soiled publisher's slipcase with a paper pictorial label. 
Quarto. A pictorial guide to towns and mining camps of the West. 256 pages, bibliography, index, illustrated throughout in color. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3623 Cartier, Xam MUSE-ECHO BLUES
New York: Harmony Books, (1991). 0517577933 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket with a tiny spot of wear to the upper end of the spine panel. Jacket illustration by Javier Romero and design by John Fontana. 
Cartier's second novel, following BE-BOP, RE-BOP, is the story of a young female pianist who gets inspiration from a girl who lived in the 1940's, and was immersed in jazz. Cartier won the National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3624 Carver, Caroline BLOOD JUNCTION
(New York): Mysterious Press/Warner Books, (2002). 0892967706 First U.S. edition: Advance Reading Copy. Proof. Fine in glossy, color illustrated wraps. 
A debut thriller set in the Australian outback featuring journalist India Kane. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3625 Carver, Jeffrey A. THE INFINITY LINK
(New York, New York): A Bluejay Books Inc. International Edition, (1984). 0312942338 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Hint of soiling to page edges, thus nearly fine in gilt-lettered black cloth shelfback over red boards; in a fine, if faintly age-toned, illustrated dust jacket. Wraparound jacket art by David Mattingly. 
"A big, rich novel that has something for everyone--political intrigue, scientific discovery, murder and romance."--Joan D. Vinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3626 Carver, Jeffrey A. THE RAPTURE EFFECT
(New York): Tor, (1987). 0312943814 Science Fiction Book Club edition with the code R13 on page 309. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket. 
Ambitious space novel by the highly regarded sf writer and author of THE INFINITY LINK. Futuristic jacket illustration by David B. Mattingly. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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3627 Carver, Jeffrey A. STAR RIGGER'S WAY
Garden City, New York: Nelson Doubleday, Inc., (1978). B0006CZW14 First hardcover edition: issued by the Science Fiction Book Club. Hardcover. Fine, in an age-toned illustrated dust jacket. Jacket painting by Gary Viskupic. 
His rigger crewmates suddenly and horribly dead, Gev Carlyle is adrift in the Flux, the "subjective sea" that carries starships at faster-than-light speeds. His lone companion, and his only hope for survival, is a cantankerous castaway alien. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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3628 Carver, Jeffrey A. ETERNITY'S END
New York: Tor Books, (2000). 0312856423 Book club edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket with art by Stephen Youll. 
Jeffrey A. Carver, author of THE INFINITY LINK and THE RAPTURE EFFECT, offers a new science fiction epic set against a sweeping backdrop of interstellar war, space piracy, and star-spanning conspiracy. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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3629 Carver, Jeffrey A. THE INFINITY LINK
(New York): Bluejay Books Inc., (1984). B000FB9L9A Book club edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine, if faintly age-toned, illustrated dust jacket. Jacket illustration by David Mattingly. 
"A rich novel of immense scope, with the most detailed and brilliant descriptive passages of empathic and telepathic communication. Highly recommended." --SF AND FANTASY REVIEWS. Jacket illustration by David Mattingly. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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3630 Carver, Jeffrey A. THE RAPTURE EFFECT
(New York): Tor, (1987). 0312943814 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. A few tiny areas of faint stain to page edges, thus near fine, in silver-lettered blue boards; in an age-toned, else fine, illustrated dust jacket. Jacket art by David B. Mattingly. 
The year is 2165, and humanity's first fleet of colonizing spaceships is approaching the planet Argus, 130 light-years from Earth. During the long voyage, Earth has produced a stargate and made contact with alien life, spakring an interstellar war. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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3631 Carwin, Giles and Fahnestock, Todd HEIR OF AUTUMN
(New York, NY): eos/An imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, (2006). 0060829753 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
"The first volume in a new epic fantasy series...a consistently engaging debut novel that delivers some real shocks along the way."--Jacqueline Carey. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3632 Casaer, Paul POSTURAL BEHAVIOUR IN NEWBORN INFANTS
London: William Heinemann Medical Publications, 1979. First edition. Hardcover. Fine in pictorial dust jacket. 
Clinics in Developmental Medicine No.72: Spastics International Medical Publications. Illustrated. 112 pages with appendices and references. Errata slip laid in. Hardcover. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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3633 Case, Alexander T.; with music by Ulderico Marcelli DON QUIJOTE: An Adventure of the Ingenious Gentleman of La Mancha
(San Francisco): Bohemian Club, 1955. First edition, first printing. Printed by the Grabhorn Press. Hardcover. Fine, in red-on-red patterned cloth with burgundy lettering to spine; no dust jacket. With an afterword on the music by composer Marcelli. 
This copy inscribed and SIGNED by the composer Marcelli, who has appended a passage of music (with the lyric "Dulcinea)" to his signature. Marcelli (1882-1962) arranged the score for the Alla Nazimova film of SALOME (1923). 
Price: 150.00 USD
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3634 Case, David THE THIRD GRAVE
Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House, (1981). 0870540890 First edition, one of 4,158 copies printed. Hardcover. Fine, in a mildly age-toned dust jacket that shows some minor rubbing to rear panel. 
A mummy novel by the author of WOLF TRACKS and FENGRIFFEN AND OTHER STORIES. Color jacket art and interior black-and-whites by Stephen Fabian. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3635 Casewit, Curtis W. MOUNTAIN TROOPERS! The Story of the Tenth Mountain Division
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, (1972). 0690565666 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Two tiny dots of pale stain to fore-edge, else fine, in turquoise cloth with black spine titling; in a somewhat age-darkened dust jacket that shows some light edgewear. Wraparound jacket art by Rus Anderson. Illustrated with photographs. 
Vigorous account of one of the most unusual units in the US Army during WWII, who, when they went into combat in the mountains of Italy in 1944, were able to break through the German "Gothic Line" and speed the end of the war in Europe. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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3636 Casey, Maud THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME
(New York, N.Y.): William Morrow/HarperCollins, (2001). 068817695X First edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket. 
A debut novel from this short story writer who received a Pushcart Prize 1997 Special Mention. A woman in her thirties moves back to Illinois after being fired from her job in San Francisco. "A deft and generous book." --Margot Livesey 
Price: 17.50 USD
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3637 Caspary, Vera LAURA
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, (1943). Book club edition. Hardcover. Inked name to the front endpaper, one lower corner tip lightly bumped, thus very good plus, in terra-cotta cloth with maroon lettering; in a very good, shelfworn illustrated dust jacket showing mild chipping and several edge tears. 
Early reprint of Caspary's best novel, originally written as a play, but transformed into prose when the play at first failed to be garner interest. Best known these days, of course, as a result of the sublime Preminger film adaptation. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3638 Cass, Joan, story by; William Stobbs, pictures by THE CATS' ADVENTURE WITH CAR THIEVES
(London/New York/Toronto): Abelard-Schuman, 1971. 0200717294 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very mild splaying to covers, faint flecking at extremities, thus near fine in burgundy cloth with silver lettering to spine, silver cat device to front cover; in a price-clipped, lightly rubbed pictorial dust jacket. 
Esmeralda, Susie, Sweetie, Arabella and Kitty-Cat thwart the theft of Mr. Humber's new sports car and are richly rewarded. Scarce picturebook cat tale highlighted by Stobbs' bold and dynamic artwork. A visual gem. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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3639 Cassady, Constance THIS MAGIC DUST
Indianapolis and New York: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, (1937). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in pale green cloth with gilt-stamped titles; in a fine, illustrated dust jacket with just a hint of edge wear. Cover illustration shows a silhouette of a nude woman chained to a rock. 
Katherine Morling finds herself torn between her belief in art and the individual, and her recognition of the need for greater social justice. A lovely copy of this novel of feminist revolutionary conflict. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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3640 Cassay, Richard F. THE NORMAN ACHIEVEMENT
London: Sidgwick & Jackson, (1986). 0283993901 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in textured black boards with gilt titles to the front cover and spine; in a faintly scratched, nearly fine dust jacket. Royal octavo. 480 pages; 25 photos on color plates; maps; b&w illustrations; footnotes; bibliography; and index. 
Acomprehensive history of the establishment of the Normans from 1016 through 1195. The chronological slice-of-life with historical details is divided in three sections: Three Mounts of St. Michael, Kings In More Than Name, and Shame on a Defeated King. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3641 Cassutt, Michael RED MOON
New York: Forge/A Tom Doherty Associates Book, (2001). 0312874405 First edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
A speculative whodunit by the space historian and author of MISSING MAN. RED MOON asks what if the reason the Soviet Union lost the Space Race was sabotage and murder? Told from the point of view of a young Soviet space engineer. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3642 Castaigne, Andre THE BILL-TOPPERS
Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company Publishers, (1909). B00086MGI0 First edition, first printing. Tissue-guarded frontispiece and numerous other illustrations by the author. Hardcover. Near fine, in dark olive cloth with reverse lettering against a lighter olive block to front cover, green stamped lettering to spine; no dust jacket. 
Novel of a show business family by the painter and illustrator perhaps best known for his illustrations for Leroux's PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. Here he has gracefully and wittily illustrated his own novel, in inserted plates, intext and full-page drawings. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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3643 Castle, Jeffery Lloyd SATELLITE E ONE
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, (1954). Book club edition. Hardcover. Very good plus in a lightly shelfworn dust jacket with a retro-futuristic illustration. 
The author's first novel, a space travel adventure, written in sf's early days. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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3644 Castle, John SEVENTH FURY
New York: Walker, (1961). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Light sunning to spine, traces of soiling to the covers, else a very good plus copy. No dust jacket. 

Price: 10.00 USD
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3645 Cather, Willa SHADOWS ON THE ROCK
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1931. First trade edition. Green cloth with paper labels. Hardcover. Very good plus with faded spine and shelf edges, as usual; in the rose-colored dust jacket that shows very shallow chipping to the spine ends, tiny nicks to the shelf edges, and age-toning to the spine panel. 
Novel from the author of O PIONEERS! depicts the dramatic struggle of old world France against frontier Quebec in seventeenth century Canada. First issue dust jacket with Alfed A. Knopf signature in facsimile. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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3646 Cather, Willa SHADOWS ON THE ROCK
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1931. 0394445066 First trade edition. In green cloth with orange and black printed title labels inset into the front cover and spine; pale green printed dust jacket. Hardcover. Mild spine slant, a hint of fading at the very edges of the covers, bookplate to pastedown, thus near fine; in an about near fine dust jacket, showing some darkening to spine panel, a few tiny nicks and short edge tears, some rubbing at folds. 
"The setting is for Miss Cather a new one--Quebec, in the last years of Frontenac's life--and she recaptures the very tone and feeling of the 17th century."--Alfred Knopf. First issue dust jacket with Knopf's facsimile signature to front and rear panels. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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3647 Catto, Max BIRD ON THE WING
London: Heinemann, (1966). First edition, first printing. Literary agent's label attached to the front endpaper. Hardcover. Near fine; in a near fine, lightly shelfworn illustrated dust jacket. 
Scarce espionage novel set against the background of the Cold War by the late English playwright and novelist. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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3648 Caudwell, Sarah THE SIRENS SANG OF MURDER
(New York): Delacorte Press, (1989). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Upper page edges very slightly spotted, crown of the spine lightly bumped, else a near fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
This 1990 Anthony Award winning novel has been SIGNED by the late author on the title-page. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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3649 Caudwell, Sarah THE SIRENS SANG OF MURDER
(New York): Delacorte, (1989). 038529784X First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Page edges lightly soiled, else very good plus in blue linen over blue boards with silver titles to the spine; in a very good, mildly rubbed dust jacket with shelf-edge wear accompanied by very short tears. 
Anthony Award-winning mystery from the late author, her third in the series which included THUS WAS ADONIS MURDERED and THE SHORTEST WAY TO HADES. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3650 Caudwell, Sarah THE SIBYL IN HER GRAVE
(New York): Delacorte Press, (2000). 0385299346 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Spine ends mildly crimped, else near fine in an elaborate Edward Gorey illustrated dust jacket featuring eight characters and a cat amidst a gothic furniture frame trimmed with paper-eating ravens. 
The late pipe smoking barrister/ mystery author's final novel featuring the witty Professor Hilary Tamar in an intricate puzzler. Published posthumously. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3651 Caunitz, William J. SUSPECTS
New York: Crown Publisher, Inc., (1986). 0517558645 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"This second police procedural by the author of ONE POLICE PLAZA deals with the death of an exemplary police lieutenant and the owner of a neighborhood candy store in an apparent robbery attempt."--Library Journal. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3652 Caunitz, William J. EXCEPTIONAL CLEARANCE
New York: Crown, (1991). 0517584859 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Detective Lieutenant John Vinda is called upon to find a suspected serial killer before New york City is thrown into a panic during the Christmas season. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3653 Caunitz, William J. PIGTOWN
New York: Crown Publisher, Inc., (1995). 0517574977 First edition. Hardcover. A tiny red pencil mark to top page edges, else near fine, in an illustrated dust jacket with ''bullet hole'' jacket art and copper foil spine panel. 
The sixth novel from Caunitz, a former NYPD detective. A hardboiled tale of a murdered mafia hitman and corruption in the New York City police department from the author of ONE POLICE PLAZA. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3654 Caunitz, William J. CHAINS OF COMMAND
(New York): A Dutton Book, (1999). First edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Very small stain along the page fore-edges, otherwise fine in glossy pictorial wraps. 

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3655 Caunitz, William J. ONE POLICE PLAZA
New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., (1984). 0517550296 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in brown cloth over textured blue boards with titles stamped in silver to the spine; in a fine dust jacket. 
The NYPD detective lieutenant's debut novel "gives us the authentic stink and hustle of precinct police work in New York City, the politics, the stress, and a glimpse at the mysterious quality that keeps a good cop dedicated."--John D. MacDonald. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3656 Cave, Hugh B. MAGAZINES I REMEMBER: Some Pulps, Their Editors, And What It Was Like To Write For Them
Chicago, Illinois: Tattered Pages Press, 1994. 1884449042 First edition, first printing. Trade paperback. Near fine in illustrated glossy wraps. Cover art by Kevin Duncan. Octavo. 176 pages. Profusely illustrated with many pulp covers and interior illustrations for Cave's work. 
Based on Cave's prolific correspondence, beginning in 1931, with fellow pulp author Carl Jacobi, a fellow "Weird Tales" alumnus. The pulp world of the 1930's comes alive through Cave's correspondence. Pulp Vault Pulp Study No. 2. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3657 Cavell, Benjamin RUMBLE, YOUNG MAN, RUMBLE
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003. 0375414649 First edition: Review copy, with publisher's slip laid in. Hardcover. Tiny dent to the front cover, else very nearly fine, in a fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
Cavell's first book, a collection of nine stories which explore notions of American masculinity. Richard Price calls it "both celebration and critique, sometimes manic, always precise. Like early Thom Jones; a great find." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3658 Caveney, Philip THE SINS OF RACHEL ELLIS
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1978). 0312726031 First edition of the author's first novel. Hardcover. Fine in a slightly age-toned illustrated dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Bert Dodson. 
"Originally called THE SINS OF RACHEL GURNEY, the title had to be changed at the 11th hour because an actress of the same name was currently big on Broadway and the American publishers (St Martins Press) were afraid she might litigate."--Philip Caveney. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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3659 Caverly, Carol FROGSKIN AND MUTTONFAT: A Mystery
(Aurora, Colorado): (Write Way Publishing), (1996). First edition. Hardcover. Upper spine end lightly bumped, otherwise near fine in dust jacket. 
A Thea Barlow mystery SIGNED by the author on the title page. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3660 Cawelti, John G. ADVENTURE, MYSTERY, AND ROMANCE: Formula Stories as Art and Culture
Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, (1976). 0226098664 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Tall octavo. 336 pages; notes and an index. 
In this first general theory for the analysis of popular literary formulas, Cawelti reveals the artistry that underlies the best in formulaic literature. He also defines the archetypal patterns of adventure, mystery, romance, melodrama, and fantasy. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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3661 Ceplair, Larry UNDER THE SHADOW OF WAR: Fascism, Anti-Fascism, and Marxists, 1918-1939
New York: Columbia University Press, 1987. 0231065329 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in red linen with gilt titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket. 261 pages; notes; and index. 
Mainly an analytical description of the failures of left-wing anti-fascism. The nature of the fascist problem and the left-wing response in Italy and Germany are evaluated; and the efforts of the French, British and American anti-fascists are examined. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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3662 Cerf, Bennett, editor LAUGHING STOCK: Over six hundred jokes and anecdotes of uncertain vintage
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1945). First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in dust jacket with a few short edge tears. 
Illustrated by Carl Rose. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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3663 Cerf, Bennett, editor ANYTHING FOR A LAUGH: A Collection Of Jokes And Anecdotes That You, Too, Can Tell And Probably Have
New York: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, (1946). First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in dust jacket with edge tears. 
Illustrated by O'Connor Barrett. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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3664 Cerqueira Falcao, Edgard de RELIQUIAS DA BAHIA (BRASIL)
(Sao Paolo, Brasil): 1940. First edition, first printing: in stiff paper wraps with chipped tissue dustwrapper glued on at the flaps. [509] pages plus colophon and errata page. Penned note to half-title, blind-embossed stamp to title-page, faint foxing to prelims and covers, interior pristine, thus near fine. Author's foreword, captions, and introduction by Rubens do Amaral in Portuguese, Spanish, French, English, German. 
Stunning album of photographs of Brazilian historical sites and relics constituting an "inconographic recollection of our colonial evolution" documenting "the successive phases of the three architectural types...the military, religious and the profane." 
Price: 75.00 USD
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3665 Ch'en, Jerome YUAN SHIH-K'AI
Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 1972. Second edition. Hardcover. Fine in a dust jacket with two small tears on the front panel at the spine fold. 
This highly praised revised study of a very important figure in Chinese history is a result of western and Chinese scholars. Out-of-print. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3666 Chaber, M.E. THE FLAMING MAN
New York, Chicago and San Francisco: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1969). First edition, first printing. A Rinehart Suspense Novel. Hardcover. Very very mild bruise to spine heel, textblock faintly age-toned, else fine in brown boards; in an illustrated dust jacket that shows age-darkening, especially to the spine panel. Publisher's logoed bookmark (skull-headed key) laid in. 
A Milo March mystery, set in a "Negro ghetto" in Los Angeles. This copy dated 1970 and very interestingly inscribed "For Linda --living proof that black is beautiful" and SIGNED by the author thus, "M.E. Chaber a/k/a Ken Crossen." 
Price: 50.00 USD
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3667 Chabon, Michael SUMMERLAND
New York: Miramax Books/Hyperion Books for Children, (2002). 0786808772 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
In his debut novel for young readers, the Pulitzer Prize winner hits a high-flying home run, creating a vivid fantasy where baseball is king. Following the death of his mother, Ethan and his father, a dirigible designer, move, adjust, and grow. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3668 Chabon, Michael THE YIDDISH POLICEMEN'S UNION
(New York, NY): HarperCollinsPublishers, (2007). 0007149824 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
An alternate history mystery novel, published to enthusiastic reviews winning the Hugo and Nebula Award. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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3669 Chadwick, Elizabeth THE LEOPARD UNLEASHED
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1993). 0312093233 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. A fine, unread copy in a fine illustrated dust jacket. Jacket art by Mike Posen. 
THE LEOPARD UNLEASHED completes the Ravenstow trilogy begun with THE WILD HUNT and followed by THE RUNNING VIXEN. In this installment, Chadwick continues her tale of Ravenstow, a medieval Welsh estate. An absolutely splendid copy! 
Price: 125.00 USD
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3670 Chafets, Zev PROJECT
New York: Warner, (1997). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
Review copy. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3671 Chai, Winberg and Chai, May-Lee THE GIRL FROM PURPLE MOUNTAIN: A Love Story from Nanjing to New York
New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, (2001). 0312268084 First edition: Uncorrected Proof, with materials laid in. Proof. Very tiny crease to the lower corner tip of the rear cover, else a near fine copy in photo-pictorial wraps. 306 pages, twenty-six photographs. 
The life story of Ruth Tsao Chai, the mother of Winberg, and the grandmother of May-Lee, who was born at the beginning of the twentieth-century, and became one of the first women admitted into a Chinese university, when most females were illiterate. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3672 Chaikin, Andrew A MAN ON THE MOON: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts
(New York, New York): Penguin Books, (1998). 0140272011 Movie tie-in edition: trade paperback. Trade Paperback. Fine, an unread copy in photo-illustrated wraps. 
"The authoritative masterpiece" (L.A. Times) and "a superb account" (Arthur C. Clarke) of America's forays into space; basis for the Tom Hanks miniseries, FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON. This copy SIGNED by Chaikin to the double-spread title-page. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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3673 Chais, Pamela SPLIT ENDS
Philadelphia and New York: J.B. Lippincott Company, (1977). 0397011970 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Faint spotting to upper page edges, wear and darkening to cover edges; in a very good dust jacket--age toned and mildly soiled, minor chipping to upper spine panel. 
"A charming and witty book about love, tenderness, and sex--in that order, for a change."--Betty Rollin. Chais is the daughter of playwright/screenwriter F. Hugh Herbert and was a writer for MAUDE, RHODA and PHYLLIS. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3674 Chalker, Jack L. THE MESSIAH CHOICE
(New York): Bluejay Books Inc., (1985). First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with some tanning. 
Adventure novel in which ancient evil and high tech wizardry threaten a modern apocalypse, by the author of the SOUL RIDER trilogy. Jacket art by David Mattingly. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3675 Chalker, Jack L. THE MESSIAH CHOICE
(New York): Bluejay Books Inc., (1985). 0312943016 First edition, first printing. Inscribed, dated, and SIGNED by the author. Hardcover. Fine in a fine, age-toned dust jacket. 
Adventure novel in which ancient evil and high tech wizardry threaten a modern apocalypse, by the author of the SOUL RIDER trilogy. Jacket art by David Mattingly. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3676 Challinor, John A DICTIONARY OF GEOLOGY
New York: Oxford University Press, 1967. Third edition. Hardcover. Lower spine edge lightly rubbed, else near fine in brown cloth with gilt titles to the spine; in a very good plus, lightly soiled dust jacket with one small chip from the upper spine end. 
In-depth definitions with usage notes, origins, and examples or quotations where necessary. Considered a geologist's companion reference. 298 pages; classified lists according to subject. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3677 Chalmers, Iain and Enkin, Murray, editors EFFECTIVENESS AND SATISFACTION IN ANTENATAL CARE
London: Spastics International Medical Publications, 1982. First edition. Hardcover. Narrow stain across the top of the front panel, bottom front corner tip and the spine ends are slightly bumped, otherwise very good in a rubbed dust jacket showing small creases at the crown of the spine, general minor shelf-wear, and a small stain. 
Critical reappraisal of the true benefits of antenatal care is provided in this comprehensive book. Topic coverage includes the nature of antenatal care, the effects of antenatal treatments, and a balanced review of the field. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3678 Chaloner, Thomas THE PRAISE OF FOLIE
London: Oxford University Press, 1965. First edition. #257 in the Early English Text Society series. Hardcover. Lower corner tips bumped, light scratches to the front and rear covers, else a near fine copy; no dust jacket. With frontispiece facsimile of the original title-page. 
Edited by Clarence H. Miller. Chaloner's book of 1549 in a page-for-page reprint of the first edition. 225 pages, including detailed explanatory notes, bibliography, life of Chaloner, list of works, glossary, index of names. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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3679 Chamber of Commerce, Spokane, Washington SPOKANE: A Modern City
Spokane, Washington: (Shaw & Borden Co.), [circa 1907]. Promotional issue. About near fine: 16 7x10-inch coated stock leaves staplebound within illustrated cardstock covers; there are a few pages that show tiny areas of soiling and there is some minor creasing to the covers. 
Notable buildings, scenery, fairs, street scenes, points of interest and investment opportunities are pictured here in this promotional booklet for "The Power City"--where "All Roads Lead." Historical preface by L.G. Monroe, Chamber Secretary. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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3680 Chamberlain, Eleanor THE FAR COMMAND
New York: Ballantine Books, (1953). First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in rubbed pictorial dust jacket with chipping to spine ends, creasing to front and rear panels, light soiling, and one 1/2 inch closed edge tear and attendant crease to rear panel. 
"The searing heat of the jungle, the strength of brave men and women, the birth of a great idea, are all caught in this sweeping and compelling story" of adventure and guerilla warfare in the Phillipines. One of the scarce Ballantine hardcovers. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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3681 Chamberlain, Eleanor THE FAR COMMAND
New York: Ballantine Books, (1953). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in price-clipped, age-toned dust jacket with 1/2 inch closed edge tear and attendant crease to front panel, narrow 1 inch strip missing from interior of rear panel, light wear to edges and folds, a couple of very short closed edge tears and nicks. 
One of the scarce hardcovers from Ballantine that were released simultaneously with paperback editions. Adventure story set on the "dangerous and savagely beautiful island" of the Phillipines. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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3682 Chamberlain, George Agnew IN DEFENSE OF MRS. MAXON
Indianapolis/New York: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, (1938). B0006AO76M First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine, in terra cotta cloth with black lettering--some fading to spine; lacking dust jacket. 
Long Island-set suspense novel by the author of THE GREAT VAN SUTTART MYSTERY (1925), THE SILVER CORD (1927), NIGHT AT LOST END (1931), and THE RED HOUSE (1945). 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3683 Chamberlain, Samuel SPRINGTIME IN VIRGINIA
New York: Hastings House, (1947). B0007DT5TC First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in evergreen linen with titles stamped in gilt to the front cover and to the spine; in a near fine dust jacket with barely perceptible short tears to the lower edge of the spine panel. 
It is hard to believe this book is vintage, it looks so strikingly fresh and bright. A collection of 322 quality b&w photographs that evoke an enchanting sense of scenic history; with a color frontispiece that mimics the dust jacket. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3684 Chamberlain, Samuel CAPE ANN: Through the Seasons, A Photographic Sketchbook
New York: Hastings House, Publishers, (1953). First edition. Hardcover. Rectangular offsetting to the front endpapers, else a very nearly fine copy in colorfully designed covers with gilt lettering to the spine; in a photo-pictorial dust jacket with very minor creasing to the lower spine panel and the ends of the flap folds. 
A collection of black-and-white photographs of Gloucester and Rockport, which combine sea, sky, and old houses at different times of the year to create various moods. The second book in a series, following CAPE COD. Color jacket photo of a boat. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3685 Chamberlain, William MURPHY HIGHEAGLE, PARATROOPER
New York: The John Day Company, (1966). B0007E05V8 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Faint soiling to page edges, near fine in aqua-green linen with black embossed illustration of a paratrooper to the front cover and black titles to the spine; in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with minor creases and tiny tears to the spine ends. 
Set during the invasion of Normandy this detailed combat-action juvenile novel features a native american lieutenant who employs some teachings from his Cherokee chief grandfather, while he plans a fire fight and protects his men from German capture. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3686 Chamberlin, Ethel Clere, story by; pictures by Janet Laura Scott SHOES AND SHIPS AND SEALING-WAX
Akron, Ohio/New York: The Saalfield Publishing Company, (1927). B000GXS5MQ First edition. Hardcover. Owner's name and address to pastedown, light abrasion at corner tips, vertical creases to a few leaves, and wear at shelf edges, thus about near fine, in vivid pictorial boards backed by black-lettered red cloth; no dust jacket. 
Educational pieces on a variety of subjects (The Erie Canal, Penguins, Steamboats, etc.) linked by a cheerful framing device of Bobby and Sister Sue peppering Great Grandfather with questions inspired by the title quote from THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3687 Chambers, Christopher A PRAYER FOR DELIVERANCE
New York: Crown Publishers, (2003). 0609608509 First edition, first printing: Uncorrected proof. Proof. Fine in glossy wraps. 
"Welcome back Angela! A PRAYER FOR DELIVERANCE is a compelling, sweaty-palm read that'll keep readers up until the wee hours. A great thriller . . . compelling entertainment."--Jeffery Deaver. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3688 Chambers, Dana THE LAST SECRET
New York: Dial Press, 1943. First edition. Hardcover. A whisper of wear to the edges, else a sharp, fine copy, with yellow top-edge coloring bright; in a very mildly age-toned, and lightly edgeworn pictorial dust jacket. A lovely example! 
A Jim Steele Mystery Thriller, by Albert Leffingwell under the Chambers pseudonym. This time the hard-boiled Steele fights Nazis for Military Intelligence. Other Steele titles include THE BLONDE DIED FIRST, SOME DAY I'LL KILL YOU and THE FRIGHTENED MAN. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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3689 Chambers, Marilyn MARILYN CHAMBERS: MY STORY
(New York, N.Y.): Warner Paperback Library, (1975). First edition, first printing: a paperback original. Mass market paperback. Age-toning to pages, spine crease, else near fine, in color-photopictorial wraps. 
"The intimate, uncensored erotobiography of the pure-as-snow porn queen," star of BEHIND THE GREEN DOOR and THE RESURRECTION OF EVE. With 16 pages of "personal photos" printed on heavier stock in a center-bound gallery. Very scarce! 
Price: 125.00 USD
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3690 Chambers, Peter LADY, YOU'RE KILLING ME
London: Robert Hale, (1979). 0709171706 First edition. Color photo-pictorial jacket art by Lawrence Cutting. Hardcover. Retired from the Winnipeg Public Library, with stamp and pocket to front free endsheet, stamps to page edges, mild spine slant, hint of tape residue to boards; in a dust jacket that shows a sticker removal shadow to lower spine, mild wear to spine ends. 
Scarce Mark Preston title. Chambers was British, but his California-set P.I series derives from the "Chandler school of thriller writing; dry and witty in tone, racy in style...the plots are fast-moving, the dialogue crisp and sharp."--June Thomson. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3691 Chambers, Peter A LONG TIME DEAD
London: Robert Hale, (1981). First edition. Hardcover. Very good: retired from the Manchester Public Libraries, bearing that institution's stamps to endsheets, page edges; tape scars, stains to endsheets, covers; pages soiled, rumpled; inked price to title-page; near fine color photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
The murder of Napoleon Scotsman the 4th brings California PI Mark Preston (created by London-born Chambers) to Isobel's Towers, a dilapidated mansion built by a silent movie queen. Napoleon turns out to be a dog! Scarce Chambers title, no U.S. edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3692 Chambers, Robert W. THE HARBOR-MASTER
(West Warwick, RI): Necronomicon Press, 1985. First edition: Chapbook original. Fine, in stapled, illustrated wraps. 20 pages. 
Short story issued by Necronomicon as part of a series of chapbook originals reprinting obscure tales regarded by Lovecraft as his favourites. Chambers incorporated the story in the first five chapters of his episodic novel, IN SEARCH OF THE UNKNOWN. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3693 Chambers, Robert W. ERIS
New York: George H. Doran Company, (1922). B0008C0ZUA First edition, first printing. Splendid deco-styled jacket art. Hardcover. Nearly fine, with some mild foxing to the endsheets, a hint of wear; in green cloth with gilt stamping to spine, blind-stamping to front; in a very good plus dust jacket, with light wear, short tears, minor nicking, and one 1.5 x .5 inch to upper front. 
Hollywood satire centers on the titular young girl, a Galatea to a journalistic Pygmalion who finds her sleeping in Central Park and launches her into sophisticated society, the New York theatre, and Hollywood stardom. In Slide. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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3694 Chambers, Robert W. THE MAKER OF MOONS
(North Hollywood, California): (Fantasy House), (1974). First edition thus. Fantasy Reader 4. Trade Paperback. Some minor production rubbing to covers, else fine, in slick cardstock wraps; tall, narrow chapbook. Cover by Rick Hoppe. Interior Art by Jim Garrison. 
Collects two tales, "The Maker of Moons"--which debuted in The English Illustrated Magazine for July, 1896; and "The Demoiselle D'ys"--a story from THE KING IN YELLOW. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3695 Chambers, Robert W. ERIS
New York: George H. Doran Company, (1922). B0008C0ZUA First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fresh, sharp, nearly fine, with some mild foxing to the upper page edges; in green cloth with gilt stamping to spine, blind-stamping to front; in a very good minus dust jacket, with shallow chipping, short closed tears, nicking, and faint foxing. 
Cautionary Hollywood yarn (listed in Slide), which premiered as a serial in MCCALL'S MAGAZINE, beginning in February of 1923. Striking, stylized jacket art by Thelma Cudlipp Grosvenor. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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3696 Champigny, Robert WHAT WILL HAVE HAPPENED: A Philosophical and Technical Essay on Mystery Stories
Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, (1977). 0253375002 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine; in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing to the spine. 
An interesting look at the mystery genre from this Research Professor of French at Indiana University. 183 pages; appendix, notes, works cited, and indexes. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3697 Champion, David TOO RICH AND TOO THIN: A Bomber Hanson Mystery
Santa Barbara, CA: Allen A. Knoll, Publishers, (2000). First edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. A near fine copy in pale-pink wraps. 
A courtroom drama with ace-trial lawyer Bomber Hanson. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3698 Champion, John C. THE HAWKS OF NOON
New York: David McKay Company, Inc., (1965). First edition. Hardcover. Crown of the spine lightly bumped, else a near fine copy in orange boards with black spine lettering; in a lightly rubbed dust jacket with mild creasing to the upper spine. 
A novel of the Apache Wars "written in the great tradition of Alan LeMay's unforgettable evocation of an untamed land torn by Comanche raids in THE SEARCHERS." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3699 Champion, John C. THE HAWKS OF NOON
New York: David McKay Company, Inc., (1965). First edition: Review copy, with publisher's slip and promotional photo laid in. Hardcover. A fine copy in orange boards with black spine lettering; in a price-clipped dust jacket that is slightly shelfworn, lightly rubbed, and has a tiny closed tear to the lower rear panel. 
This copy is inscribed, SIGNED, and dated (Jan. '66) by the author to the front endpaper. This novel "paints a vivid picture of the conflict between...two alien cultures...during an Apache uprising in Arizona in the summer of 1870." 
Price: 50.00 USD
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3700 Chan, Cassandra VILLAGE AFFAIRS
New York: St. Martin's Minotaur, (2006). 0312337507 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
The second mystery featuring Scotland Yard Detective Sergeant Jack Gibbons and his wealthy friend/sleuth assistant Phillip Bethancourt is "another enjoyably lighthearted look at murder among the upper classes."--Kirkus. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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