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7601 Holmes, John THE SELECTED POEMS OF JOHN HOLMES
Boston: Beacon Press, (1965). B0006DFQXW First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Small rectangle of pale offsetting to front endsheets, thus nearly fine, in tan cloth with blind-embossed illustrative device to front, gilt lettering to spine; in a price-clipped, substantially age-darkened, lightly worn, very good dust jacket. 
Collects 63 poems, including verse from ADDRESS TO THE LIVING (1937); MAP OF MY COUNTRY (1943); THE DOUBLE ROOT (1950); THE SYMBOLS (1955); THE FORTUNE TELLER (1961). Introduction by John Ciardi. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7602 Holmes, John Clellon GET HOME FREE
(New York): A MacFadden-Bartell Book, (1966). First edition thus: a pocket-sized paperback. MB 75-112. Mild tanning to the inside covers and pages, a hint of edgewear, else fine, a bright, tight, unread copy, with page-edge coloring bright; in color-illustrated wraps with superb wraparound cover art by James Meese. 
Terrific pb issue of the sequel to GO, "a love story of uncommon perception and candor"--Vance Bourjaily. From the novelist, poet, and jazz afficionado, whose 1952 essay "This is the Beat Generation" helped to define a movement and a zeitgeist. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7603 Holmes, L.P. as Matt Stuart GUN LAW AT VERMILLION
Philadelphia & New York: J. B. Lippincott Company, (1951). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Single tape stain to the center of the front and rear endpapers, else near fine in yellow paper-covered boards; in a near fine, colorfully illustrated dust jacket that has been trimmed 1/4 inch. 
Western yarn set in the frontier town of Vermillion, Colorado. Whip up a collection of unsavory characters, two feuding rival freight companies, kidnapping, and murder, and add a Texas Ranger and Indian Johnny Buffalo and you have an exciting stew! 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7604 Holmes, Oliver Wendell POEMS
Boston: Otis, Broaders, and Company, 1836. First edition, first issue. BAL 8729. Boston imprint only on title-page. In a custom contemporary half morocco binding by Stikeman and Company. Hardcover. Very good plus: fading to spine, wear and abrasion at the extremities. Faint scattered foxing and soiling within. Green morocco over marbled boards with gilt rules, marbled endsheets, spine lettering, raised bands, gilt top edge. 
Though Holmes had earlier published broadsides, chapbooks and made anthology appearances, this is his first book. This example is extra-illustrated: a tipped-in, tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of the poet has been bound in. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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7605 Holt, Tom WHO'S AFRAID OF BEOWULK?
London: Macmillan, (1988). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Text tanned, as always, else fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket. 
"The last Norse king of Caithness, Hrolf Earthstar and his 12 champions are woken from a centuries-long sleep when an archaeologist finds their grave."--Fantastic Fiction. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7606 Holt, Victoria LORD OF THE FAR ISLAND
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1975. 0385010715 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Minor scuff to upper spine edge, near fine in blue over cranberry cloth with gilt titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket. 
A poor cinderella-ized orphan, brought up by wealthy degrading relatives, then married to a rich Londoner, is drawn back to her ancient family home and the dark secrets that lie hidden there. Set at the turn of the 19th century. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7607 Holt, Victoria THE DEMON LOVER
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1982. 0385182228 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in black cloth with silver titles to the spine; in a near fine dust jacket with tiny tears to the upper edge of the rear panel. 
The grand dame of romantic suspense sets this sweeping tale of opposing wills in the Paris siege days of 1870. A collison master painter finds artistic success after fleeing her "demon lover" and his Norman castle. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7608 Holt, Victoria SECRET FOR A NIGHTINGALE
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1986. 0385236212 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket. 
The veteran master of historical romantic suspense features a newly married woman who discovers her husband has a penchant for the occult and opium. The bride flees to the Crimean war, becomes a nurse, and aides Florence Nightingale. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7609 Holt-White, W. THE MAN WHO DREAMED RIGHT
London: Everett & Co., 1910. First edition. Hardcover. Spine faded, pages, page edges foxed, a ''G'' stamped to rear pastedown, front and rear inner hinges starting, else very good, in blue cloth stamped in black to the front and gilt to spine, color inset paste-on illustration to front cover; no dust jacket. 
A novel of a man who can see the future, by William Edward Braddon Holt-White, who worked for both the Topical Budget and Pictorial News (Official) Newreel Organizations in the early 20th Century, and who also wrote THEODORE ROOSEVELT in 1910. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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7610 Holton, Hugh PRESUMED DEAD
New York: Forge, (1994). 0312857101 First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
A Commander Larry Cole mystery. Author's first novel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7611 Holton, Hugh WINDY CITY
New York: Forge, (1995). 031285711X First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
"Authentic police procedures entwined with the shocking antics of a deliciously evil villainess and a perspicacious top cop's braintrust of mystery writers....one of the most suspenseful and enjoyable crime novels in recent years."--Robin Moore. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7612 Holton, Hugh WINDY CITY
New York: Forge, (1995). 031285711X First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with a small snagged nick to the lower rear panel. 
Inscribed, SIGNED, and dated (December 11, 1995) by the late author to mystery novelist Michael Connelly: "To Michael, We had a great time at our 'floating' book signing and I hope you enjoy the book. Hugh Holton." 
Price: 45.00 USD
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7613 Holton, Leonard (pseudonym of Leonard Wibberley) OUT OF THE DEPTHS
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, (1966). B0006BO2QQ First edition, first printing. Red Badge Detective imprint. Hardcover. Very nearly fine, in yellow cloth with black lettering and publisher's emblem; in an illustrated dust jacket with some very mild rubbing, two tiny tears and attendant faint creasing to spine head. 
Father Bredder of the Church of the Holy Innocents and his friend Lieutenant Minardi of the LA Police Department are out pier fishing when the priest's strike leads to the discovery of a lifeless body in full scuba gear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7614 Holton, Leonard (pseudonym of Leonard Wibberley) A TOUCH OF JONAH
New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, (1968). B000CZ4BDK First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very close to fine, in blue cloth with gilt spine titles; in a nearly fine, lightly rubbed dust jacket, with one very short closed edge tear to upper front panel, minor creasing to one lower corner tip. 
Seventh in the Father Bredder mystery series written by the prolific Irish novelist under pseudonym. The amateur sleuth and eager blue water sailor is invited to join the crew of the Fair Maid on the Transpac race from San Pedro California to Honolulu. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7615 Holtzer, Susan THE WEDDING GAME
New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Minotaur, (2000). 0312252285 First edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A mystery set at the University of Michigan. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7616 Holtzer, Susan SOMETHING TO KILL FOR
New York: St. Martin's, (1994). 0312111177 First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
SIGNED and dated by the author to the title-page. Mystery and murder among antique dealers in Ann Arbor, Michigan. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7617 Homes, A.M. JACK
New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, (1989). 0027448312 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. A whisper of soiling to page edges, else fine in a fine dust jacket that displays a hint of age-toning. 
"Honest, uncompromising, and savagely funny."--Madison Smartt Bell. "Homes has created a most endearing teenager, and an intensely real world around him. This is a fine book."--Hilma Wolitzer. The author's first book. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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7618 Homes, Geoffrey THE MAN WHO MURDERED GOLIATH
Cleveland and New York: The World Publishing Company, (1943). First edition thus. Hardcover. Toning to wartime paper stock, insect flecking to covers, thus very good only; maroon binding with yellow lettering, publisher's emblem; lacking dust jacket. 
Smalltown California setting, clever plotting, and vivid descriptive passages distinguish this Robin Bishop puzzler by the underappreciated Homes, whose BUILD MY GALLOWS HIGH was filmed as OUT OF THE PAST and is widely considered a film noir cornerstone. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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7619 Hone, Joseph THE VALLEY OF THE FOX
New York: St. Martin's, (1984). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with only traces of rubbing to the edges. 
Review copy with materials laid in. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7620 Hone, Joseph AFRICA OF THE HEART: A Personal Journey
New York: Beech Tree/William Morrow, (1986). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
A haunting account of the author's encounter with Africa. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7621 Honig, Donald THE SWORD OF GENERAL ENGLUND: A Novel of Murder in the Dakota Territory, 1876
New York/London/Toronto/Sydney/Tokyo/Auckland: Scribner, (1996). 0684803216 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. A very nearly fine copy, with owner's blindstamp to front free endpaper; in a fine, illustrated dust jacket. 
"A superb historical mystery...set on a frontier army post in 1876, but the principal characters provide a haunting recollection of the horror that was the Civil War as well."--Jeremiah Healy. "First-rate historical whodunit."--Sarah Lovett. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7622 Hood, Daniel A FAMILIAR DRAGON: Fanuilh; Wizard's Heir; Beggar's Banquet
(New York, NY): GuildAmerica Books, (1997). 1568653433 First edition, first printing: Original omnibus issued by the Science Fiction Book Club. Jacket code, 15819. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, illustrated dust jacket. Jacket art by Bob Eggleton. 
FANUILH--a human and a miniature dragon seek a wizard's killer; WIZARD'S HEIR--sleuthing sorcerer Liam must track down stolen magic artifacts used in murder; and BEGGAR'S BANQUET--Liam needs his dragon familiar's help to track down a stolen magical jewel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7623 Hood, Gwenyth THE COMING OF THE DEMONS
New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1982. 0688007767 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine with faint scattered foxing to the top page edges; in an age-toned illustrated dust jacket with a mild crease to the front flap. Jacket design by Fred Marcellino. 
Fusion of history and sf, set in the 13th century, in what the publisher calls Historical Science Fantasy; by Dr. Gwenyth Hood, who currently teaches Medieval Literature. First (and only-so far) volume in the Exiles From Distant Stars series. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7624 Hood, William SPY WEDNESDAY
New York: W.W. Norton, (1986). 0393022501 Second printing. Hardcover. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
The second novel from the author HOOD. Intelligence agent Alan Trosper re-investigates the death of another agent when a defector claims to have new information. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7625 Hood, William SPY WEDNESDAY
Newark/London: W.W. Norton & Company, (1986). 0393022501 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"Spi-fi devotees will feel satisfied by the actions and insider's parlance of the professionals, the authentic quality of which derives from Hood's (Mole) 30 years' experience in the CIA."--Publisher's Weekly. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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7626 Hooker, William Francis THE PRAIRIE SCHOONER
Chicago: Saul Brothers, 1918. First edition, first printing. With color frontispiece. Hardcover. A few ink dots to fore-edge, else a fresh, fine copy, in green cloth lettered in gilt and illustrated and ruled in black; in a near fine illustrated dust jacket with minor rubbing, light edgewear, a short edge tear, tiny sticker scar to upper spine panel. 
"Early-day life west of the Missouri, when 'bull trains' traversed a country infested by Indians. The author, who was a teamster, tells of his lively experiences and produces a strong argument for a life out-of-doors." Scarce early jacket! 
Price: 250.00 USD
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7627 Hooper, Chloe A CHILD'S BOOK OF TRUE CRIME
New York: Scribner, (2002). 0743225120 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
The Australian author's debut novel is an erotic thriller featuring Kate Byrne, a teacher obsessed with childhood. Byrne has a sexually passionate affair with a student's father, one who could possibly be a murderer. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7628 Hooper, Chloe A CHILD'S BOOK OF TRUE CRIME
New York: Scribner, (2002). 0743225120 First edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
The Australian author's debut novel is an erotic thriller featuring Kate Byrne, a teacher obsessed with childhood. Byrne has a sexually passionate affair with a student's father, one who could possibly be a murderer. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7629 Hooper, Elizabeth AMERICAN HISTORICAL DOLLS
Baltimore: Privately Printed, 1941. First edition. Hardcover. Top page edges foxed, minor dust soiling, else very nearly fine in white boards with gilt cover titles; in the original age-toned tissue dust jacket that is somewhat chipped and worn. 
Small octavo. [44] pages; museums and bibliography. A photo-illustrated selection of fifteen American Historical Dolls. Includes the first doll brought to America in 1607, the oldest doll in the US, "Polly Sumner", "Hitty", "Jenny Lind", "Nina", etc. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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7630 Hooper, Kay HUNTING FEAR
(New York, New York): Bantam Books, (2004). 0553803166 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
The first in a new series by the North Carolina author, introducing Agent Noah Bishop and his elite Special Crimes Unit. The Unit's feature character in this "Fear" debut is Lucas Jordan, who locates missing persons by sensing their fears. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7631 Hooper, Kay SLEEPING WITH FEAR
(New York, New York): Bantam Books, (2006). 0553803182 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
In this third installation of Hooper's Fear trilogy, Psychic FBI agent Riley Crane is on assignment on Opal Island off the coast of South Carolina, to investigate possible occult activity. Riley perseveres in an investigation that could prove deadly. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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7632 Hoopes, Lyn Littlefield; Zeldich, Arieh, illustrator NANA
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, (1981). First edition. Hardcover. A faint hint of a thumb print to one page edge, else fine; in a price-clipped dust jacket with a small closed edge tear to top edge of front and rear cover, a small snag to spine. Octavo. 
Arieh Zeldich's soft drawings are a sensitive complement to Lyn Hoopes' gentle and spiritual words, which help children to better understand the loss of a loved one, in this story of a little girl's first morning without her Grandmother. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7633 Hope, Anthony THE PRISONER OF ZENDA
Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1984. First edition thus. Limited edition published exclusively for subscribers to The Collector's Library of the World's Best-Loved Books. Hardcover. Fine in full gilt-decorated crimson red leather; with hubbed-spine, satin endpapers, silk ribbon-marker, all edges gilt. Illustrated by Paul Geiger. A handsome production! 
Hope's evergreen adventure tale, the quintessential Ruritanian romance--a subgenre "which he had singlehandedly invented, and in which he had so many less distinguished imitators."--Kemp. Filmed many times, memorably in 1937 with Ronald Colman. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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7634 Hopkins, Joseph G.E., managing editor CONCISE DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1964). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. Quarto. 
A one-volume abridgement of the multi-volume DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY with all the original 14,870 articles appearing in a scale of reduction of about one-to-fourteen. 1273 pages. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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7635 Hopkinson, Nalo THE SALT ROADS
New York: Warner Books, (2003). 0446533025 First edition, first printing. SIGNED by the author to the title-page. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"Heartbreaking and beautiful...Hopkinson's writing is like a favorite song....A lyrical meditation on the lives of slaves and gods alike, a magical journey through a world unique to Hopkinson's broad vision."--Tananarive Due. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7636 Hopkinson, Nalo BROWN GIRL IN THE RING
(New York, N.Y.): Aspect/Warner Books, (1998). 0446674338 First edition: Trade Paperback Original. Trade Paperback. Corner crease to rear cover, else an unread, nearly fine copy in colorfully illustrated wraps. Cover illustration by Linda Messier. 
"The debut of a brilliant new voice in contemporary fantasy and science fiction... Drawing on her personal knowledge of Afro-Caribbean spirituality, Hopkinson has created a future large enough to contain both zombies and organ transplants."--Pat Murphy. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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7637 Horansky, Ruby DEAD CENTER
New York: Scribner's, (1994). First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
A Nikki Trakos mystery. By the author of 'DEAD AHEAD'. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7638 Horgan, Paul THE CLERIHEWS OF PAUL HORGAN
Middletown, Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press, (1985). 081955149X First edition. Hardcover. Fine, as new, in marigold cloth with gilt spine stamping; in an illustrated dust jacket. With graphic intelligence by Joseph Reed, and an introductory ode by Jacques Barzun. Tall octavo. 
Named for E.C(lerihew) Bentley, this larky form of comic quatrain miniature biography is here taken up by Pulitzer Prize-winner Paul Horgan, on subjects ranging from Hegel ("Had to have his morning bagel") to Babe Ruth ("Was considered uncouth"). 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7639 Hori, Motoo and Kobayashi, Shoichi, editors THEORETICAL AND APPLIED MECHANICS: VOLUME 42
[Tokyo]: The University of Tokyo Press, (1993). First edition: Review copy, with publisher's slip laid in. Hardcover. Fine in white boards with blue spine lettering; no dust jacket. 
Quarto. Proceedings of the 42nd Japan National Congress for Applied Mechanics, 1993. 338 pages; index of authors. Illustrated with figures and tables. Published at $160.00. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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7640 Hori, Motoo and Yagawa, Genki, editors THEORETICAL AND APPLIED MECHANICS: VOLUME 41
[Tokyo]: The University of Tokyo Press, (1992). First edition: Review copy, with publisher's slip laid in. Hardcover. Fine in white boards with purple spine lettering; no dust jacket. 
Quarto. Proceedings of the 41st. Japan National Congress for Applied Mechanics, 1992. 232 pages; index of authors. Illustrated with figures and tables. Published at $160.00. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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7641 Horler, Sydney NIGHTHAWK MOPS UP
London: Hodder & Stoughton, (1952). Reprint. Trade Paperback. Pages edges slightly foxed, small sticker scar, cover and reading creases, else about very good in wraps. 
Trade paperback. Paper yellow jacket series C50. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7642 Horler, Sydney THE DESTROYER: And The Red-Haired Death
London: Hodder & Stoughton, (1955). Reprint. Trade Paperback. Page edges slightly foxed, minor creases to corner tips, else very good plus in wraps. 
Trade paperback. Paper yellow jacket series C193. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7643 Horn, Allan CASSIDY'S INFERNO
(North Hollywood, Calif.): An Original All Star Novel, (1966). First edition: Paperback Original. #AS 106/CN; cover price, $.95. Mass market paperback. Pages lightly age-toned, as expected, a very mild reader's crease, else a very nearly fine copy in illustrated wraps. 
"He was bugged by bitching babes--till he started his own private revolution." PBO sleaze. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7644 Horn, Stephen LAW OF GRAVITY
(New York): HarperCollins Publishers, (2002). 0060194413 First edition: Advance Reading Copy. Proof. Fine in glossy wraps. 
The Washington D.C. author's second legal thriller features Justice department attorney, Philip Barkley who shares secret investigations with beautiful FBI agent, Blair Turner. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7645 Hornblow, Leonora MEMORY AND DESIRE
New York: Random House, (1950). B000CCIRGA First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Dampstaining to lower corners of both covers, and to the lower corners of about 50 pages, owner's name to pastedown, thus good; in a good only dust jacket: stained, worn, nicked, rubbed. adge-darkened and edge-torn. 
A novel of love and marriage set in the most sophisticated circles of New York and the highest echelons of Hollywood, by the wife of motion picture producer Arthur Hornblow, Jr. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7646 Hornby, Nick SONGBOOK
(San Francisco, CA): (McSweeney's Books), (2002). 0971904774 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Corners tips very slightly bumped, else fine in blue-cloth backed illustrated boards; paste-on spine label; no dust jacket, as issued. With accompanying CD, set into inside rear cover. Illustrations by Marcel Dzama. Square octavo. 
Book of essays on songs the novelist loves--"mostly all I have to say about these songs is that I love them, and want to sing along to them, and force other people to listen to them, and get cross when these other people don't like them as much as I do." 
Price: 75.00 USD
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7647 Hornby, Nick HOW TO BE GOOD
New York: Riverhead Books/A Member of Penguin Putnam Inc., 2001. 1573221937 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in black-lettered rose cloth shelfback over yellow boards; in a fine illustrated dust jacket. 
"It's about a woman whose husband has a spiritual conversion that drives her nuts."-- Nick Hornby. The first time a female character has been at the center of a novel by the author of ABOUT A BOY and HIGH FIDELITY, both successfully filmed. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7648 Hornby, Nick ABOUT A BOY
New York: Riverhead Books, 1998. 1573220876 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"Draws complexity and humour--there are a lot of cracking good jokes--from a scenario which...could so easily be deeply uninteresting. It takes a writer with real talent to make this work, and Hornby has it--in buckets."--NY Times. Filmed in 2002. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7649 Horne, Thomas A. THE SOCIAL THOUGHT OF BERNARD MANDEVILLE: Virtue and Commerce in Early Eighteenth-Century England
New York: Columbia University Press, 1978. 0231042744 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in blue linen with gilt titles to the spine; in a near fine dust jacket with a minor crease to the rear inner flap. 123 pages; bibliography; notes; and index. 
Mandeville's rejection of virtue and public-spiritedness and his substitution of self-interest and commercial wealth are a focus of this analysis and defence of the commercial society in England that followed the restoration of 1660. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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7650 Horner, Lance SANTIAGO BLOOD
London: Pan Books Ltd, (1967). First edition: Paperback Original. Pan #M190. Mass market paperback. Textblock lightly tanned as expected, a hint of rubbing and age-toning to the cover, else a fine, unread copy in illustrated wraps. 
Enjoyably overwrought Cuba-set historical adventure, chronicling the fortunes of two young Santiago men (the richest family in Cuba)--one "destined for fame and fortune," the other an outcast living with a brothel keeper. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7651 Hornig, Doug FOUL SHOT
New York: Scribner's, (1984). 0684181878 First edition. Hardcover. Tiny pen check to upper rear pastedown, else a fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
A Loren Swift mystery. Author's first novel. Set against the backdrop of the Virginia college basketball scene. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7652 Hornig, Doug HARDBALL
New York: Scribner's, (1985). First edition. Hardcover. Near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. 
A Loren Swift mystery. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7653 Hornig, Doug THE DARK SIDE
New York: Mysterious Press, (1986). First edition. Near fine copy in wraps. 
A Loren Swift mystery. Uncorrected proof in wraps. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7654 Hornig, Doug THE DARK SIDE
New York: Mysterious Press, (1996). First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
A Loren Swift mystery. Review copy with materials laid in. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7655 Hornsby, Alton, Jr. CHRONOLOGY OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY: Significant Events and People from 1619 to the Present
Detroit/Washington, D.C./London: Gale Research Inc., (1995). 0787604925 First edition thus. Special Proteus Home Library edition. Hardcover. Spine mildly faded, thus near fine in color-illustrated laminated boards; issued without dust jacket. 564 pages; photo-illustrations throughout the text; appendices; selected bibliography; index. 
Occurrences which have significantly affected the lives of black Americans, materially as well as emotionally, have been selected for this convenient repository of facts relating to the cultural experiences of African-Americans in the United States. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7656 Hornsby, Wendy HALF A MIND
New York: New American Library, (1990). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
Wendy Hornsby's second mystery novel featuring Detective Roger Tejeda. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7657 Hornsby, Wendy 77TH STREET REQUIEM
(New York): A Dutton Book, (1995). 0525939989 First edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Attractive jacket illustration by Adam Nikelwicz. 
"Street life and the surreal political culture of the 1970s combine explosively, making Edgar Award winner Hornsby's fourth Maggie MacGowen novel (following BAD INTENT) a tour de force."--Publisher's Weekly. SIGNED by the author to the title-page. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7658 Hornsby, Wendy NINE SONS: Collected Mysteries
Norfolk, Virginia: Crippen & Landru Publishers, 2002 1885941668 First edition, first printing: Trade edition. One of approximately 800 copies. This copy has been SIGNED by the author! Fine in illustrated wraps. Cover painting by Native American artist, Barbara Mitchell. 
Contains ten stories and one essay. Two of the stories, including one about former LAPD officer Mike Flint, are written especially for this volume. The title story, "Nine Sons", won the Mystery Writers of America Edgar for Best Short Story. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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7659 Hornsby, Wendy BAD INTENT
(New York): Dutton, (1994). First edition, first printing. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A Maggie MacGowen mystery. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7660 Hornsby, Wendy 77TH STREET REQUIEM
(New York): A Dutton Book, (1995). 0525939989 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine; in a near fine dust jacket with a snagged tear to the lower front panel. 
A Maggie MacGowen mystery from the author of BAD INTENT. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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7661 Hornsby, Wendy NO HARM
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, (1987). 0396090842 First edition, first printing. SIGNED by the author. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"This tightly controlled first mystery novel is set in the California oceanside town of Santa Angelica, where the mugging death of wealthy widow Margaret Byrd sets off shock waves that reach to the highest level of the city's bureaucracy."--PW. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7662 Hornsby, Wendy, author; Parks, Phil, illustrator NINE SONS
(Royal Oak, MI): (Air Tight Seels Allied Production), 1992. First edition; limited to 200 numbered copies SIGNED by the author and the illustrator. Fine in stiff, stapled wraps with cover illustration, interior illustration, and afterword by Phil Parks. A chapbook. 
The winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Short Story, 1992. With a new foreword by the author. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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7663 Horowitz, Anthony THE NIGHT OF THE SCORPION
New York: Pacer Books, (1984). 0448477513 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine, publisher price-clipped (as usual) illustrated dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Tom Kidd. 
An English journalist, his thirteen-year-old ward, and an Incan boy battle the supernatural evil of the Old Ones, who plan to enter our world through a secret gate somewhere in Peru. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7664 Horowitz, Anthony THE DEVIL'S DOOR-BELL
New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, (1984). 0030638135 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine; in a near fine, mildly edge worn illustrated dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Alix Berenzy. 
The first book in the Pentagram series. Thirteen-year-old Martin's new life with a foster mother on a Yorkshire farm quickly becomes a nightmare where evil and unbelievable happenings seem to threaten his life. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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7665 Horowitz, I.A. and Mott-Smith, Geoffrey POINT COUNT CHESS: An Accurate Guide to Winning Chess
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1960. B0007EFFRC First edition, first printing. Foreword by Samuel Reshevsky. Hardcover. Fine, in chessboard decorated tan cloth shelfback over black boards, with orange-red top-edge tint; in mildly age-toned, lightly spine-faded, near fine dust jacket, with some shallow nicks to spine ends, light wear. [341] pages. 
System based upon the premise that every move on a chessboard is an exchange, a give-and-take, and implicit in every move is a plus and minus quality, which when combined in a series of interrelated moves, is enough to sway the course of the game. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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7666 Horowitz, Irving Louis, editor CUBAN COMMUNISM
New Brunswick and London: Transaction Books, (1984). 0878559434 First edition thus. Trade paperback. Trade Paperback. Very mild age-toning to covers, else nearly fine in glossy wraps. 
A collection of 32 essays on the topic, covering such areas as economy, society, polity, and military. 805 pages; notes. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7667 Horrock, Henry POTOMAC FEVER
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, (1999). 0316354724 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a lightly rubbed dust jacket. 
Political thriller/murder mystery, follow-up to the well-reviewed debut, BLOOD RED, SNOW WHITE by the husband-and-wife team Diane Henry and Nicholas Horrock, writing as "Henry Horrock". 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7668 Horuk, Richard, editor CHEMOKINES
San Diego: Academic Press, (1997). 0121821889 First edition. Methods in Enzymology Volume 287. Publisher's complimentary copy inscribed on a card to one of the series editors. Hardcover. Ink line to the fore-edge of the pages, else very nearly fine in green cloth with gilt lettering to the front cover and spine; no dust jacket. 421 pages; list of contributors, previous volumes in the series, author index, and a subject index. 
A collection of papers on the study of enzymes, topics include the expression, purification, and characterization of C-X-C, C-C and C chemokines, chemical synthesis, folding, infiltration, engraftment, transgenic, and other methods. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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7669 Horvat, Branko; Markovic, Mihailo; and Supek, Rudi, editors SELF-GOVERNING SOCIALISM: Volume Two: Sociology and Politics Economics
White Plains, New York: International Arts and Sciences Press, Inc., (1975). 0873320611 First edition. Hardcover. Very mild rubbing at the spine ends, else near fine in full plum-colored cloth with titles stamped in gilt to the front cover and to the spine; no dust jacket. 
A comprehensive examination of the problems, debates, policies, systems and results of self-governing. 327 pages with footnotes, graphs, tables, equations, notes, conclusions, references and footnotes. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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7670 Horvat, Branko; Markovic, Mihailo; and Supek, Rudi, editors SELF-GOVERNING SOCIALISM: Volume One: Historical Development Social and Political Philosophy
White Plains, New York: International Arts and Sciences Press, Inc., (1975). 0873320506 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in full plum-colored cloth with titles stamped in gilt to the front cover and to the spine; no dust jacket. 
In-depth study drawn from lost or little-known periodicals, anthologies and files. 491 pages. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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7671 Hosier, John; illustrated by Bettina THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE And Other Stories
New York: Henry Z. Walck, Inc., 1961. B0007DT3OO First U.S. edition, first printing. In the series, Young Reader's Guides to Music. Hardcover. Owner's stamped name and address to front free endsheet, else fine, in tan cloth with green vignette to front, green lettering to spine; in a price-clipped, very good plus dust jacket with a number of shallow nicks, short tears, edgewear. 
Hosier retells the legends that inspired five well known suites of classical music: "Lieutenant Kije"; "The Sorcerer's Apprentice"; "Hary Janos Tells a Tale"; "Some Merry Pranks of Till Owlglass"; "William Tell." Companion to BOYHOODS OF GREAT COMPOSERS. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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7672 Hoskin, Beryl A HISTORY OF THE SANTA CLARA MISSION LIBRARY
Oakland, California: Biobooks, 1961. First edition. One of 500 copies printed by Lederer, Street & Zeus Company. Hardcover. Very minor wear to the spine ends and corner tips, else near fine in red cloth with titles in gilt; no dust jacket. 82 pages, illustration to the title-page, four photographic plates of manuscript pages, bibliography. 
A study tracing the history of the Santa Clara Mission Library, which evaluates and records its contents. Hoskin discusses his methods, gives an overview of the materials, describes the most important pieces, and catalogues the collection. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7673 Hoskin, John THE SIAMESE RUBY
Bangkok, Thailand: World Jewels Trade Centre Ltd., (1987). 9748743896 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine; in a near fine dust jacket. Small, square quarto. 119 pages; numerous brilliant color photographs by Lindie Lapin. 
Written to commemorate the 60th birthday of the King of Thailand (formerly named Siam), this beautifully produced book is the first detailed work on all aspects of the Siamese ruby including its history, lore, nature, modern sources and commerce. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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7674 Hosking, Geoffrey A. and Cushing, George F., editors PERSPECTIVES ON LITERATURE AND SOCIETY IN EASTERN AND WESTERN EUROPE
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1989). 0312016670 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in a lightly rubbed printed dust jacket. 202 pages, notes on contributors, index. 
A collection of essays on the literature of Russia and Eastern Europe, based on a series of seminars held in 1985. The theme of the pieces is the ability of significant works to be produced under severe censorship and political control. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7675 Hosseini, Khaled A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS
New York: Riverhead Books/A Member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 2007. 1594489505 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
A searing epic of Afghanistan in turmoil. The Afghan-American's second novel, after KITE RUNNER, covers three decades of anti-Soviet jihad, civil war and Taliban tyranny through the lives of two women. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7676 Hough, Emerson THE SAGEBRUSHER
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1919. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in green cloth with gilt titles to spine and front cover; in scarce pictorial dust jacket with one very small chip to spine head, and some general light soiling and rubbing. 
Early Western novel by the author of THE COVERED WAGON. With Appleton advertising slip laid in, promoting Thomas Dixon's THE WAY OF A MAN and Charles Edward Russell's UNCHAINED RUSSIA. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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7677 Hough, Emerson 54-40 OR FIGHT
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, [circa 1935]. Reprint. Hardcover. Very short tear in inner hinge, otherwise near fine in a near fine colorful pictorial dust jacket with some slight darkening. 
1909 work by the popular writer/outdoorsman. "He ran away from life, from his fellows; he hid in the forests; he played at being back in the days of the great explorers...he was a boy...with a boy's love for beckoning roads and the hunter's trail." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7678 Hough, Richard THE GREAT ADMIRALS
New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., (1977). 0688031838 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in auburn linen with gilt titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket. Square quarto. 271 pages; 16 color illustrations; 100 black-and-white illustrations; 7 maps; and index. 
The 21 admirals included in this naval history are notable commanders who operated, or created substantial fleets and represented their period, their service and their wars. A detailed military account of war at sea from 1571 to 1944. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7679 Hough, Richard BULLER'S GUNS
New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1981. 0688004539 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in an age-toned illustrated dust jacket. 
A novel of the Royal Navy at the height of Victorian imperialism. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7680 Hough, S.B. BRONZE PERSEUS
London: Secker and Warburg, 1959. First edition. Hardcover. Very slight lean to spine, faint staining to page edges, else very good plus in a chipped and stained dust jacket. 

Price: 45.00 USD
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7681 Hough, S.B. SWEET SISTER SEDUCED
London: Victor Gollancz, 1968. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine copy in a soiled and shelfworn dust jacket that is otherwise very good. 

Price: 35.00 USD
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7682 House, Brian SECRET AGENT X, Book No. 3: CURSE OF THE MANDARIN'S FAN
(San Diego, California): A Corinth Suspense Novel, (1966). First edition: Paperback Original. CR130; cover price $.50. Mass market paperback. Tiny dot of abrasion to front cover, a hint of edgewear, else a fine copy in illustrated wraps. 
Pulp crime yarn has the algebraic operative fighting the "yellow menace" in the "dark tortuous streets of San Francisco's Chinatown." Originally issued in the February, 1938 issue of SECRET AGENT X, here in book form for the first time. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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7683 House, R.C. THE SUDDEN GUN: Being an Account of the Life and Times of the Outlaw Harry Sanders
New York: M. Evans & Company, Inc., (1991). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in price-clipped dust jacket. 
SIGNED by the author on the title page. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7684 Household, Geoffrey DOOM'S CARAVAN
Boston-Toronto: Atlantic Monthly Press/Little, Brown and Company, (1971). 9997403614 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild spine slant, crimp to spine crown, thus about near fine, in rust boards with gilt spine titling; in a very good plus illustrated dust jacket with mild spine fading, faint age-toning, light edgewear, minor crease to front and rear flap. 
The mysterious disappearance of Captain Oliver Enwin, a trusted British intelligence officer, sets off international repercussions. Set in the Middle East during World War II. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7685 Household, Geoffrey THE THREE SENTINELS
Boston-Toronto: Atlantic Monthly Press/Little, Brown and Company, (1972). B000CSZRYE First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in bright green boards with gilt spine titling; in a near fine illustrated dust jacket that shows some very light edgewear, mild fading to spine panel, hint of soilng, some deterioration to laminate finish. 
Suspenser about the confrontation between two honorable and strong-willed men: one a Latin American zealot and the other a British mining engineer. Each man is fighting for the control of The Three Sentinels, three oil wells perched on an Andes ridge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7686 Household, Geoffrey THE LIVES AND TIMES OF BERNARDO BROWN
London: Michael Joseph, (1973) 0718111753 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in silver-lettered blue pebbled boards; in a fine, illustrated dust jacket (faintly age-toned, otherwise perfect!), with artwork by Salim Patell. 
Twenties-set picaresque tale which sweeps its Anglo-Spanish hero from his home on the Basque coast to Hungary and Romania, through England and back to Spain, without money or passport and evading frontier guards and police by his wits. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7687 Household, Geoffrey HOSTAGE LONDON: The Diary of Julian Despard
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, (1977). 0316374377 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Very good plus with bumps to upper shelf edges, foxing to page edges; in pictorial dust jacket that shows a sticker shadow to front panel, edgewear and rubbing, a pair of very short closed edge tears. 
The threat by an anarchist gang to blow up the heart of London with an atomic bomb is at the crux of this thriller by the author of ROGUE MALE. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7688 Household, Geoffrey THE LAST TWO WEEKS OF GEORGES RIVAC
Boston/Toronto: An Atlantic Monthly Press Book/Little, Brown and Company, (1978). 0316374210 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very very nearly fine in brown boards with gilt spine titling; in a near fine dust jacket with mild edgewear, faint age-toning, and faded spine lettering. 
French import agent Rivac is unwittingly drawn into a scheme to deliver a brochure that he believes to be promoting a new four-stroke engine, but that may, in fact, contain information about Eastern military secrets. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7689 Household, Geoffrey THE SENDING
Boston/Toronto: Little, Brown and Company/Atlantic Monthly Press (1980). 0316374385 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Mild production crease to title-page, else fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new illustrated dust jacket. Striking jacket illustration by Alexander Farquharson. 
An English artist is brought to the brink of insanity by an inexplicable fear that no therapy can cure. From the author of DOOM'S CARAVAN. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7690 Houseman, Clemence; O'Brien, Fitz-James, et alia WEREWOLF: Fantasy Classics 2
North Hollywood, California: Fantasy House, 1973. First edition: an illustrated monthly anthology that featured a "Fantasy Classic" in each issue. One of 5,000 copies produced. Small quarto. Fine in color-illustrated stiff, stapled wraps. Cover painting by Phil Garris (his professional debut), interior artwork by John Pound, Frank D. McSherry, Jr., Larry Ortiz, Jim Garrison. Laid in is a certificate of authentication from the publisher. 
Houseman's scarce 19th century excursion into lycanthropy is highlighted, along with O'Brien's seminal "The Diamond Lens," "The Third Thumbprint" by Mortimer Levitan, "The Plant Thing" by R.G. Macready, and "The Tortoise Shell Cat" by Greye La Spina. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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7691 Houseman, John RUN-THROUGH
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1972). 0671210343 First edition. SIGNED by the author to a preliminary page. Hardcover. Tiny dots of stain to lower page edges, else a near fine copy in black cloth lettered in gilt and pale blue; in a dust jacket with a few short tears and lamination loss and peeling. Illustrated with photographs. 
Frank, entertaining memoir by the man who was Orson Welles' partner in the historic WPA stage productions, the Mercury Theatre of the Air, and CITIZEN KANE, and who went on to be a film producer, founder of The Acting Company, and late-career film actor! 
Price: 100.00 USD
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7692 Housewright, David PRACTICE TO DECEIVE
New York: Foul Play Press, (1998). First edition. Hardcover. Faint spotting to the fore edge, else a near fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
A Holland Taylor mystery. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7693 Houston, James D. SNOW MOUNTAIN PASSAGE
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2001. 0375411038 First edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
A dramatic re-telling of the notorious Donner Party expedition. "One of the essential stories of the American westward movement...Seldom has it been told with such exemplary passion and pathos." --Kirkus Reviews 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7694 Houston, Victoria DEAD MADONNA
Madison, Wisconsin: Bleak House Books, (2007). 1932557393 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
In the eighth entry in the Loon Lake, Wisconsin series, Police Chief Lewellyn "Lew" Ferris enlists Doc Osborne, her sometime lover, retired dentist, ad-hoc coroner, and occasional deputy, to help solve two seemingly unrelated murders. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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7695 Hovey, Richard ALONG THE TRAIL: A Book of Lyrics
Boston: Small, Maynard and Company, 1898. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Tiny ''careless smutch'' to front cover, miniscule nicks to upper edge of two leaves, else a fresh fine copy, bound in brown ribbed cloth with elegant gilt lettering and decorations by the prominent architect and typographer Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue. 
Collection of lyrics by the poet laureate of Dartmouth College, who "was, indeed, both in lyric and dramatic work, a poet of rare endowment and his early death was a distinct loss to American letters."--poetryx. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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7696 Howard, Elizabeth Jane THE LIGHT YEARS
New York: Pocket Books, (1990). 0671709070 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in blue cloth-backed boards, with colored endpapers; in an illustrated dust jacket. 
By the author of CASTING OFF and CONFUSION, this novel chronicles three generations of the Cazalet family at the start of WW II in England. In the tradition of UPSTAIRS, DOWNSTAIRS. Howard's novel GETTING IT RIGHT was made into a film with John Gielgud. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7697 Howard, James C. MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF DIVERSE PHENOMENA
(Washington, D.C.): National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1979. 1410218600 First edition, first printing: a trade paperbound original. Trade paperback. Uniform age-toning to the spine and cover borders, minor scuffing to covers, very good in blue printed wraps. 
A comprehensive guide and resource with theory and a significant amount of applications to formulate models of diverse phenomena. The techniques described aim to simplify by reducing the modeling process to routine operations. 394 pages; figures. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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7698 Howard, Robert E. ALMURIC
New York: Ace Books, Inc., (1964). First Edition: Paperback Original. Ace F-305. Cover price, $.40. Mass market paperback. A near fine copy in pictorial wraps with cover art by Jack Gaughan. 
The only interplanetary adventure by Conan's progenitor, originally serialized in Weird Tales. Esau Cairn is sent across space to the demon-haunted planet of Almuric, a world "of savages and swordsmen, of winged monsters and incredible secrets." 
Price: 10.00 USD
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7699 Howard, Robert E. ALMURIC
New York: Ace Books, Inc., (1964). First edition thus: a pocket-sized paperback. Ace#01750. Cover price, $.60. A very nearly fine, unread copy in pictorial wraps with atmospheric cover art by Jeff Jones. 
"A darker, more violent--i.e., Howardian--version of the interplanetary adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs." Here, in the later Ace version with amber-hued artwork by Jeff Jones supplanting the blue-toned Jack Gaughan original for Ace F-305. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7700 Howard, Robert E. THE HOUR OF THE DRAGON
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1977). 0399120963 Book club edition. Issued by the Science Fiction Book Club. Hardcover. Fine in blue boards; in a fine illustrated dust jacket, with wraparound painting by Ken Kelly. Uncredited foreword, afterword by Karl Edward Wagner. 
The only full-length Conan novel, which debuted in the 1930s as a serial in WEIRD TALES; here in the authorized edition edited by Karl Edward Wagner and supervised by Glenn Lord, trustee of Robert E. Howard's estate. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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