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7701 Howard, Robert E. RED NAILS
West Kingston, Rhode Island: Donald M. Grant, Publisher, 1975. First edition thus, limited to 3,500 copies. Large octavo. Hardcover. Corner tips lightly bumped, else near fine; in a very good plus dust jacket with a tear to the lower front panel, a couple of stains to the spine, and the back panel shows wrinkling to the upper and a thin strip missing along the lower shelf edge. 
Fourth volume in Grant's deluxe Conan series, contains stories originally published in several 1936 issues of "Weird Tales" magazine. Four b&w and four full-color double-spread paintings by George Barr, as well as numerous other decorations and devices. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7702 Howard, Robert E.; Gianni, Gary, illustrator ROBERT E. HOWARD'S COMPLETE CONAN OF CIMMERIA: VOLUME TWO (1934)
(London, England): Wandering Star, (2003). 0954682203 First edition, limited issue: one of 1950 numbered copies SIGNED by the illustrator Gary Gianni. Introduction by Gianni, foreword by Rusty Burke. Hardcover. Very fine, as-new, in carmine cloth lettered and decorated in gilt and black, illustrated endpapers, top edge gilt; in an illustrated dust jacket; housed in a matching cloth slipcase with full-color paste-on illustration. 
WS' magnificent Conan project, part two, collects PEOPLE OF THE BLACK CIRCLE, THE HOUR OF THE DRAGON, A WITCH SHALL BE BORN, with scads of ancillary stuff: Howard's notes, drafts, synopses, more. B&W intext illustrations throughout; 6 full-color plates. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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7703 Howat, Gerald, general editor WHO DID WHAT: The Lives And Achievements Of the 5000 Men And Women - Leaders Of Nations, Saints, Sinners, Artists And Scientists - Who Shaped Our World
New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., (1974). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Near fine in dust jacket with minor wrinkles at the shelf extremities. 
450 illustrations inclluding 150 in color. 383 pages. Quarto. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7704 Howe, Irving, editor ESSENTIAL WORKS OF SOCIALISM
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1970). 030832632 First edition. Hardcover. Uniform fading to the upper and lower portions of the spine, else a very good copy in full gray cloth; in a very good dust jacket with edge tears and accompanying creases and with chips and tears at the upper and lower spine. 
This anthology brings together many wings of the socialist movement. Some contributors include: Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Oscar Wilde and Lenin. 406 pages. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7705 Howe, Melodie Johnson MOTHER SHADOW
(New York): Viking, (1989). First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
SIGNED by the author. The author's first mystery. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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7706 Howe, Melodie Johnson BEAUTY DIES
(New York): Viking, (1994). 0670854492 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Dated in the year of publication and SIGNED by the author to the title-page. 
The second Claire Conrad mystery. "A witty, stylish, and captivating excursion to the dark side of the fashion world, rich with trenchant observations about men and women and the sometimes tragic ways they relate.--Jonathan Kellerman. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7707 Howe, Melodie Johnson BEAUTY DIES
(New York): Viking, (1994). First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
Inscribed and SIGNED by the author to the title-page. "A witty, stylish, and captivating excursion to the dark side of the fashion world..."--Jonathan Kellerman. A Claire Conrad/Maggie Hill mystery from the author of THE MOTHER SHADOW. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7708 Howson, J.B. TWO HUNDRED MODERN CHESS TRAPS IN THE FIANCHETTO OPENINGS
South Brunswick and New York: A.S. Barnes and Company, (1971). 0498079198 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in grey boards with black titles to the spine; in a near fine dust jacket with two very short edge tears. 
Howson researched the systems used by Tal, Fisher, Larsen, and Penrose for an in-depth study that reveals snares and pitfalls. This technique book is designed to help the average player chart a safe course through Fianchetto openings. 203 pages. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7709 Howson, Susan DOMESTIC MONETARY MANAGEMENT IN BRITAIN 1919-38
Cambridge/London/New York/Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, (1975). 0521290260 First edition, first printing: a trade paperback. Trade Paperback. Tiny stain to page fore-edges, nearly fine, tight and unmarked in grey printed wraps. Octavo. 
University of Cambridge Department of Applied Economics Occasional Paper #48. A detailed history with a thorough analysis of the limitations and usefulness of data, including bank lending trends and price behaviours. 213 pages; 9 charts; 36 tables. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7710 Hoyle, Fred COMET HALLEY
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1985). 0312150989 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Pages uniformly age-toned, traces of dampstain to lower edges of covers, thus near fine; in a near fine illustrated dust jacket, with faint stains to lower edges of the jacket, mild age-toning. Jacket by Richard Appleby. 
A Novel in Two Parts: FIRST CONTACT and THE DAY CAME SWIFTLY. "Satiric sf novel featuring a professor named Isaac Newton."--LOCUS. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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7711 Hoyt, Richard TROTSKY'S RUN
New York: William Morrow, 1982. 0688013112 First edition. Hardcover. Traces of shelfwear to the lower edge, else a near fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
Black comic take on the cold war focuses on two CIA agents who form an unlikely parternship to prevent a KGB agent from becoming the next president of the United States. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7712 Hoyt, Richard TROTSKY'S RUN
New York: William Morrow, 1982. First edition. Hardcover. Traces of shelfwear to the lower edge, else a near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with shelfwear. 
INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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7713 Hoyt, Richard THE MANNA ENZYME
New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1982. 0688008887 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
The third novel by the author of DECOYS and 30 FOR A HARRY. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7714 Hoyt, Richard THE SISKIYOU TWO-STEP
New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1983. 0688016367 First edition. Hardcover. One corner tip bumped, else near fine in a like dust jacket that shows some fading to the spine and mild age-toning. 
A John Denson mystery from the author of 30 FOR A HARRY and TROTSKY'S RUN. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7715 Hoyt, Richard FISH STORY
(New York, New York): Viking, (1985). 0670316725 First edition. Hardcover. Very nearly fine in an illustrated dust jacket. 
The fourth John Denson mystery from the author of DECOYS. Denson is on the trail of a missing federal judge who was presiding over a case involving a salmon fishing treaty with the Cowlitz Indians. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7716 Hoyt, Richard SIEGE
(New York): Tor, (1987). 0312930178 First edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
A Gonzo journalist gets involved with terrorists on Gibralter in this novel by the author of THE MANNA ENZYME and DARWIN'S SECRET. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7717 Hoyt, Richard DARWIN'S SECRET: A Novel of the Amazon
New York: Doubleday, (1989). 0385243820 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. Beautiful full-color, wraparound jungle scene jacket art by Robert Giusti. 
A motley group of people travel down the Amazon looking for a famed religious icon. From the author of TROTSKY'S RUN. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7718 Hoyt, Richard RED CARD
New York: Forge, (1994). First edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with shelfwear to the edges. 
A novel of World Cup Soccer 1994. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7719 Hoyt, Sarah A. ILL MET BY MOONLIGHT
New York: Ace Books, (2001). 0441008607 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
"Will Shakespeare, struggling to support his new wife and baby daughter, is not entirely surprised to come home and discover they are missing."--Cynthia Ward. "Delightful tale of magical intrigue..impossible to put down."--Deborah Chester. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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7720 Hubbard, L. Ron BUCKSKIN BRIGADES
(Hollywood, CA): Author Services, Inc., (1997). B0006FC4GM First edition thus, first printing. One of 2500 copies printed. A volume in The L. Ron Hubbard Classic Fiction Series. Hardcover. Neat rubberstamped address to the verso of half-title page, else fine, bound in flexible caramel leather with gilt lettering, rules, and illustrations, all edges gilt, silk moire endsheets, frontis photo-portrait of the author. No dust jacket, as issued. 
Hubbard's first novel and a watershed in western literature; the book's authentic portrayal of Native American life presents the Blackfeet nation as the victims of voracious fur traders. "Hubbard has reversed the time-honored formula."--NY Times. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7721 Hubbard, L. Ron HOT LEAD PAYOFF
(Hollywood, CA): Author Services, Inc., (1992). B0006F04VE First edition, first printing: one of 2,500 copies produced. A volume in The L. Ron Hubbard Classic Fiction Series. Hardcover. Fine in gilt-decorated flexible café au lait leather, copper-colored moire-effect endpapers, all edges gilt--the fore-edge gilt shows a few nearly invisible scratches; without dust jacket, as issued. 
"Tom Noland risks everything he's got--including his neck--to save Rio Camarca from the harsh domination of one man."--Widder. Originally published in parts in WESTERN STORY MAGAZINE during June-July of 1938. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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7722 Hubbard, L. Ron THE SKY-CRASHER
(Hollywood, CA): Author Services, Inc., (1993). First edition: one of 2500 copies. Very fine in gilt decorated maroon leather, satin endpapers, all edges gilt. Issued as a volume in The L. Ron Hubbard Classic Fiction Series. Unopened in the publisher's shrinkwrap! 
THE SKY-CRASHER--first published in the adventure pulp "Five Novels Monthly," Vol. 33, No. 1, Jan. 1936--is the story of "Caution" Jones, a second generation pilot who is trying to put behind him his father's death as a dare-devil stunt pilot. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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7723 Hubbard, L. Ron THE RED DRAGON
(Hollywood, CA): Author Services, Inc., (1991). B0006EZN70 First edition, first printing: one of 2,500 copies produced. A volume in The L. Ron Hubbard Classic Fiction Series. Hardcover. Very fine in gilt-decorated flexible maroon leather, copper-colored moire-effect endpapers, all edges gilt; without dust jacket, as issued. Still in the publisher's unopened shrinkwrap! 
China-set adventure yarn which originally appeared in the February 1935 issue of FIVE NOVELS MONTHLY. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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7724 Hubbard, L. Ron LOOT OF THE SHANUNG
(Hollywood, CA): Author Services, Inc., (1999). B00069X1SI First edition, first printing: one of 2,500 copies produced. A volume in The L. Ron Hubbard Classic Fiction Series. Hardcover. Fine in gilt-decorated flexible maroon leather, copper-colored moire-effect endpapers, all edges gilt; without dust jacket, as issued. Still in the publisher's unopened shrinkwrap! 
"An American reporter in China, and the heiress daughter of a missing American oil magnate, combine forces to find her father."--Widder. Debuted in SMASHING NOVELS MAGAZINE, May, 1936. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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7725 Hubbard, L. Ron ADVENTURE SHORT STORIES VOLUME 6: "The Squad That Never Came Back"; "The Adventure of 'X"'; "Escape for Three"
(Hollywood, CA): Author Services, Inc., (1995). First edition, first printing: one of 2,500 copies produced. A volume in The L. Ron Hubbard Classic Fiction Series. Hardcover. Fine in gilt-decorated flexible maroon leather, copper-colored moire-effect endpapers, all edges gilt; without dust jacket, as issued. 
Trio of French Foreign Legion pulp yarns: "Squad" debuted in THRILLING ADVENTURES May 1935 as by "Legionairre 148." "X" bowed in the November 1935 issue of TOP-NOTCH as by "Kent Martin" and "Escape" first saw print in a 1936 THRILLING ADVENTURES. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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7726 Hubbard, L. Ron SIX-GUN CABALLERO
(Hollywood, CA): Author Services, Inc., (1991). B0006EZK8W First edition, first printing: one of 2,500 copies produced. A volume in The L. Ron Hubbard Classic Fiction Series. Hardcover. Fine in gilt-decorated flexible café au lait leather, copper-colored moire-effect endpapers, all edges gilt; without dust jacket, as issued. First seen in the March 12, 1938 issue of WESTERN STORY MAGAZINE. 
"Michael Patrick Obanon, who may have an Irish name, but has the soul of a Spanish gentleman, loes his hundred-thousand-acre spread and has to fight his renegade foes with cunning and firepower."--Widder. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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7727 Hubbard, L. Ron TO THE STARS
(Hollywood, CA): Galaxy Press, (2004). 1592121756 First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"One of the greatest science fiction novels that has ever been written."--Jerry Pournelle. Originally appeared serially in the pages of ASTOUNDING during 1950. This edition released to correspond with the Chick Corea recording inspired by the novel. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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7728 Hubbard, L. Ron TROUBLE ON HIS WINGS
(Hollywood, CA): Author Services, Inc., (1994). B0006F4C0S First edition, first printing: one of 2,500 copies produced. A volume in The L. Ron Hubbard Classic Fiction Series. Hardcover. Fine in gilt-decorated flexible maroon leather, copper-colored moire-effect endpapers, all edges gilt--fore-edge gilt shows a few very faint scratches; without dust jacket, as issued. 
"Covering a rampaging forest fire, a burning ship, or war in China, it's all in a perilous day's work for ace photographer Johnny Brice--despite the boss's guileful daughter." Debuted in FIVE NOVELS MONTHLY, January, 1939. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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7729 Hubbard, L. Ron BRANDED OUTLAW
(Hollywood, CA): Author Services, Inc., (1994). 0843635428 First edition, first printing: one of 2,500 copies produced. A volume in The L. Ron Hubbard Classic Fiction Series. Hardcover. Fine in gilt-decorated flexible café au lait leather, copper-colored moire-effect endpapers, all edges gilt; without dust jacket, as issued. 
"Blamed for the rustling of 20,000 head of cattle, almost lynched, and with every man's hand against him, Lee Weston relentlessly searches for his fathers' killer."--Widder. From the October, 1938 issue of FIVE NOVELS MONTHLY. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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7730 Hubbard, L. Ron THE KINGSLAYER
(Hollywood, CA): Author Services, Inc., (1991). 0945351135 First separate edition, first printing. One of 2500 copies printed. A volume in The L. Ron Hubbard Classic Fiction Series. Hardcover. Fine; bound in flexible turquoise leather with gilt lettering, rules, and illustrations, all edges gilt, silk moire endsheets, frontis photo-portrait of the author. No dust jacket, as issued. 
This "space opera with a trick ending" (Tuck) originally appeared in the 1949 collection THE KINGSLAYER (with "The Beast" and "The Invaders") from Fantasy Publishing; then in the pulp TWO COMPLETE SCIENCE-ADVENTURE BOOKS, No. 1 in 1950. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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7731 Hubbard, L. Ron MAN-KILLERS OF THE AIR
(Hollywood, CA): Author Services, Inc., (1995). B0006F7K0C First edition, first printing: one of 2,500 copies produced. A volume in The L. Ron Hubbard Classic Fiction Series. Hardcover. Fine in gilt-decorated flexible maroon leather, copper-colored moire-effect endpapers, all edges gilt; without dust jacket, as issued. 
Hubbard's third air adventure tale--this one, featuring colorful daredevil pilot Smoke Burnham, originally appeared in the June, 1935 issue of FIVE NOVELS MONTHLY. 
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7732 Hubbard, L. Ron THE ULTIMATE ADVENTURE
(Hollywood, CA): Author Services, Inc., (1992). B0006EZVPY First edition, first printing. One of 2500 copies printed. A volume in The L. Ron Hubbard Classic Fiction Series. Hardcover. Fine, bound in flexible turquoise leather with gilt lettering, rules, and illustrations, all edges gilt, silk moire endsheets, frontis photo-portrait of the author. No dust jacket, as issued. 
Modern tale of the Arabian Nights originally seen in the April 1939 issue of UNKNOWN. This L. Ron Hubbard Classic Fiction edition marks the story's first book appearance. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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7733 Hubbard, L. Ron CARGO OF COFFINS
(Hollywood, CA): Author Services, Inc., (1996). B0006FABC6 First separate edition, first printing: one of 2,500 copies produced. A volume in The L. Ron Hubbard Classic Fiction Series. Hardcover. Fine in gilt-decorated flexible maroon leather, copper-colored moire-effect endpapers, all edges gilt; without dust jacket, as issued. First seen in ARGOSY, November 13, 1937; appeared in the collection LIVES YOU WISHED TO LEAD BUT NEVER DARED (1978). 
"The man who considers murder a pastime--Paco Covino, now a chief steward--and the man he doomed to a penal colony--Lars Martin, now captain of an ocean-going yacht--confront each other at sea."--Widder. Sixteenth in the "Hell-Jobs" series. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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7734 Hubbard, L. Ron WIND-GONE-MAD & HURRICANE'S ROAR
(Hollywood, CA): Author Services, Inc., (1992). B0006F04FK First edition, first printing. A volume in The L. Ron Hubbard Classic Fiction Series. Hardcover. A few tiny scratches to the page-edge gilt, else fine, in gilt-decorated flexible maroon leather, copper-colored moire-effect endpapers, all edges gilt; without dust jacket, as issued. 
Pair of air adventures which feature a "foreign devil of the sky" the Chinese call Feng Feng--which translates as "Wind-Gone-Mad" or "Hurricane." "Wind-Gone-Mad" bowed in the October 1935 TOP-NOTCH, "Hurricane's Roar" in ADVENTURE NOVELS, April, 1939. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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7735 Hubbard, L. Ron BATTLEFIELD EARTH: A Saga of the Year 3000
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1982). 0312069782 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Offsetting to the endpapers, minor spotting to the page edges, else near fine in gilt-lettered natural cloth shelfback over blue boards; in a near fine, lightly age-toned illustrated dust jacket mildly faded at the spine. Jacket painting by Paul Stinson. 
Hubbard's massive sf epic of Jonnie Goodboy Tyler and his battle against the oppressive alien race of the Psychlos. Memorably lensed with Barry Pepper as Jonnie and John Travolta as the evil Terl. "A masterpiece."--A.E. Van Vogt. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7736 Hubbard, L. Ron THE INVADERS PLAN: Volume One of MISSION EARTH
(Los Angeles): Bridge Publications, Inc., 1985. First edition: Uncorrected proof. Proof. Near fine in undecorated red wraps. 
The initial installment in "the biggest science fiction dekalogy ever written" in its earliest form. With a strip of ten Mission Earth illustrated self-sticking decals laid in. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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7737 Hubbard, L. Ron THE INDIGESTIBLE TRITON
(Hollywood, CA): Author Services, Inc., (1993). B0006F1P5I First separate U.S. edition. One of 2500 copies printed. A volume in the L. Ron Hubbard Classic Fiction Series. Hardcover. Fine in gilt-decorated flexible blue leather, satin endpapers, all edges gilt; without dust jacket, as issued. 
Thorne Smith-style fantasy originally seen in the April 1940 issue of UNKNOWN FANTASY FICTION as by Rene Lafayette; collected in 1949 with "Battle of Wizards" as TRITON (Fantasy Publishing), and in the 1950 Fantasy Publishing anthology QUINTETTE. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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7738 Hubbard, L. Ron THE INVADERS & THE BEAST
(Hollywood, CA): Author Services, Inc., (1993). B0006F3GIC First edition, first printing. One of 2500 copies printed. A volume in The L. Ron Hubbard Classic Fiction Series. Hardcover. Fine, as-new; bound in flexible turquoise leather with gilt lettering, rules, and illustrations, all edges gilt, silk moire endsheets, frontis photo-portrait of the author. No dust jacket, as issued. 
"Invaders" first saw print in the January 1942 issue of ASTOUNDING, "The Beast" in the October 1942 issue. With "The Kingslayer" the two tales were gathered in the Fantasy Publishing collections THE KINGSLAYER (1949) and FROM DEATH TO THE STARS (1953). 
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7739 Hubbard, L. Ron BRASS KEYS TO MURDER
(Hollywood, CA): Author Services, Inc., (1993). First edition. Part of the uniform L. Ron Hubbard Classic Fiction Series. Hardcover. Fine in black leather with gilt illustration, titles, and rules, with all edges gilt, and moire end-papers. 
Originally published in Five Novels Monthly in 1935, here in book form for the first time, this is the story of a navy lieutenant who, after being accused of murder, risks his life to find the real killer. With introduction, author bio and bibliography. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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7740 Hubbard, L. Ron THE BATTLING PILOT
(Hollywood, CA): Author Services, Inc., (1993). B0006F3AFQ First edition, first printing: one of 2,500 copies produced. A volume in The L. Ron Hubbard Classic Fiction Series. Hardcover. Fine in gilt-decorated flexible maroon leather, copper-colored moire-effect endpapers, all edges gilt; without dust jacket, as issued. From FIVE NOVELS MONTHLY, March, 1937. 
"An airline pilot finds his flight routine disrupted by a princess with a cause...an aerial dogfight with a desperate antagonist, and the discovery that the 'princess' is not who she pretends to be, climax the story."--Widder. 
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7741 Hubbard, L. Ron TO THE STARS
(Hollywood, CA): Author Services, Inc., (1995). B0006F5TF0 First edition thus. One of 2500 copies printed. A volume in The L. Ron Hubbard Classic Fiction Series. Hardcover. A fine, as-new copy; bound in flexible teal leather with gilt lettering, rules, and illustrations, all edges gilt, silk moire endsheets, frontis photo-portrait of the author. No dust jacket, as issued. 
Novel first seen serially in ASTOUNDING during 1950; published as RETURN TO TOMORROW in an Ace PBO in 1954; released as RTT from Hamilton in the U.K. in 1957, and from Garland in 1975. This marks the first book appearance under the original pulp title. 
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7742 Hubbard, L. Ron FINAL BLACKOUT
(Hollywood, CA): Author Services, Inc., (1997). First edition thus, first printing. One of 2500 copies printed. A volume in The L. Ron Hubbard Classic Fiction Series. Hardcover. A few tiny specks of gilt loss to edges, else fine; bound in flexible turquoise leather with gilt lettering, rules, and illustrations, all edges gilt, silk moire endsheets, frontis photo-portrait of the author. No dust jacket, as issued. 
"Hubbard's masterpiece; the classic about a lieutenant who becomes dictator of England after a devastating world war."--Tuck. Debuted as a 3-part serial in ASTOUNDING Science Fiction (April-May, 1940); first book publication in 1948 (Hadley Publishing). 
Price: 35.00 USD
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7743 Hubbard, L. Ron THE WRITER: The Shaping of Popular Fiction
[No place]. L. Ron Hubbard Library, 1997. 1571380602 First edition: Trade Paperback Original. Quarto. Trade Paperback. Fine in color photo-pictorial wraps. Splashy magazine style presentation, profusely illustrated on coated stock and perfect-bound. Still in publisher's shrinkwrap. 
Collection of essays, articles and notes on the craft and art of writing fiction culled from Hubbard's 50-year career. Included are pieces on research, the pulp factory, suspense, and on Hubbard's works, FEAR, BATTEFIELD EARTH and MISSION EARTH. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7744 Hubbard, L. Ron ADVENTURE SHORT STORIES VOLUME 3: "The Trail of the Red Diamonds"; "Golden Hell"
(Hollywood, CA): Author Services, Inc., (2000). First edition thus: A volume in The L. Ron Hubbard Classic Fiction Series. An earlier (1993) issue in this series included a third story. Hardcover. Fine in gilt-decorated flexible maroon leather, copper-colored moire-effect endpapers, all edges gilt; without dust jacket, as issued. 
Pair of novellas, originally published in the 1930s in the pulp magazine THRILLING ADVENTURES under the pseudonyms of Lt. Jonathan Daly and Captain Humbert Reynolds. 
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7745 Hubbard, L. Ron EMPTY SADDLES
(Hollywood, CA): Author Services, Inc, (1991). B0006EY4MK First edition: One of 2500 copies printed. A volume from The L. Ron Hubbard Classic Fiction Series. Hardcover. Fine in gilt-decorated flexible brown leather, satin endpapers, all edges gilt; without dust jacket, as issued. 
EMPTY SADDLES, a western novel, first appeared in ADVENTURE YARNS in December, 1938. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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7746 Hubbard, L. Ron WESTERN SHORT STORIES VOLUME 2: THE TOUGHEST RANGER; THE BAD ONE; MARRIAGE FOR SPITE; HORSE AND HORSE
(Hollywood, CA): Author Services, Inc., (1993). First edition: One of 2500 copies printed. A volume in the L. Ron Hubbard Classic Fiction Series. Hardcover. Fine in gilt-decorated flexible brown leather, satin endpapers, all edges gilt; without dust jacket, as issued. 
Four western short stories from the pulp magazines of the 1930s: three appearing under one of L. Ron Hubbard's most frequently used pen names, Ken Martin (COWBOY STORIES and ROMANTIC RANGE) and one in WESTERN STORY MAGAZINE (as by L. Ron Hubbard). 
Price: 50.00 USD
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7747 Hubbard, L. Ron ON BLAZING WINGS
(Hollywood, CA): Author Services, Inc., (1996). B0006FAO6O First edition, first printing: one of 2,500 copies produced. A volume in The L. Ron Hubbard Classic Fiction Series. Hardcover. Fine in gilt-decorated flexible maroon leather, copper-colored moire-effect endpapers, all edges gilt; without dust jacket, as issued. Still in the publisher's original unopened shrinkwrap! Originally seen in FIVE NOVELS MONTHLY: May, 1940. 
"An artist, adventurer and air ace learns his destiny in a mystery-shrouded city of golden minarets...then, during an aerial dogfight, he decisively--and heroically--changes that destiny by flying headlong into a bomb-filled enemy aircraft."--Widder. 
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7748 Hubbard, L. Ron TYPEWRITER IN THE SKY
(Hollywood, CA): Author Services, Inc., (1994). First edition thus. One of 2500 copies printed. A volume in the uniform L. Ron Hubbard Classic Fiction Series. Hardcover. Fine, as-new; bound in flexible turquoise leather with gilt lettering, rules, and illustrations, all edges gilt, silk moire endsheets, frontis photo-portrait of the author. No dust jacket, as issued. Unopened in the publisher's shrinkwrap! 
"Typewriter in the Sky" first appeared in two issues of Unknown Fantasy Fiction in 1940, published in hardcover (with FEAR) by Gnome Press in 1951. Often considered among his most celebrated and influential fantasy works. AS NEW! 
Price: 35.00 USD
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7749 Hubbard, L. Ron THE CARNIVAL OF DEATH
(Hollywood, CA): Author Services, Inc. (1991). 0945351151 First edition, first printing: one of 2,500 copies produced. A volume in The L. Ron Hubbard Classic Fiction Series. Hardcover. Small production scratch to the gilt page edges, else fine, as-new; bound in flexible black leather with gilt lettering, rules, and illustrations, all edges gilt, silk moire endsheets. No dust jacket, as issued. 
First published as "The Carnival of Death", in Popular Detective, Vol. 1, No. 1, November 1934: pages 118-44. "A U.S. treasury agent, in the incognito of a carnival detective, solves a series of bizarre murders and exposes a drug ring." 
Price: 50.00 USD
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7750 Hubbard, L. Ron THE DIVE BOMBER
(Hollywood, CA): Author Services, Inc., (1997). B0006FCGTC First edition, first printing: one of 2,500 copies produced. A volume in The L. Ron Hubbard Classic Fiction Series. Hardcover. Fine in gilt-decorated flexible maroon leather, copper-colored moire-effect endpapers, all edges gilt; without dust jacket, as issued. 
From FIVE NOVELS MONTHLY, July, 1937. "A famous test pilot clashes with the man who wants to sell planes to a foreign government and will stop at nothing, from sabotage to savage attacks in the air, to destroy his competitor."--Widder. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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7751 Hubbard, L. Ron ADVENTURE SHORT STORIES VOLUME 5: "Tah"; "Grounded"; "Yellow Loot"; "Red Death Over China"
(Hollywood, CA): Author Services, Inc., (1994). First edition, first printing: one of 2,500 copies produced. A volume in The L. Ron Hubbard Classic Fiction Series. Hardcover. Fine in gilt-decorated flexible maroon leather, copper-colored moire-effect endpapers, all edges gilt; without dust jacket, as issued. 
Quartet of China-set tales: "Tah"--Hubbard's first published fiction, and "Grounded" each first appeared in 1932 issues of GWU's literary review, The University Hatchet. "Yellow Loot" bowed in THRILLING ADVENTURES, 1934; "Red Death" in WAR BIRDS, 1937. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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7752 Hubbard, L. Ron SCIENCE FICTION SHORT STORIES VOLUME 1: 240,000 MILES STRAIGHT UP; THE WERE-HUMAN; HE FOUND GOD
(Hollywood, CA): Author Services, Inc., (1993). First edition: One of 2500 copies printed. A volume in the L. Ron Hubbard Classic Fiction Series. Hardcover. Very fine in gilt-decorated flexible blue leather, satin endpapers, all edges gilt; without dust jacket, as issued. Unopened in the publisher's shrinkwrap! 
Three short stories originally published in sf magazines THRILLING WONDER STORIES, FANTASY BOOK, and META SF, now gathered together in book form for the first time. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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7753 Hubbard, L. Ron BUCKSKIN BRIGADES
St. Louis: Theta Press, (1977). 0917972015 First edition thus. Originally released in 1937 by Macaulay. Hardcover. Fine in gilt-stamped leatherette; in a fine illustrated dust jacket. 
Handsome reissue of Hubbard's debut, a Western which presents the Blackfeet nation in a then quite unusual sympathetic light as the victims of the voracious fur traders. "Mr. Hubbard has reversed the time-honored formula."--NY Times Book Review. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7754 Hubbard, L. Ron & Anderson, Kevin J. AI! PEDRITO!: When Intelligence Goes Wrong
(Los Angeles, California): Bridge Publications, Inc., (1998). 1573181218 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket. 
The story of a Navy Lieutenant who discovers that his exact look-alike is a notorious South American revolutionary and spy. Hubbard is the bestselling author of the Mission Earth series, and Anderson has written many "X-Files" and "Star Wars" novels. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7755 Hubler, Richard G. THE SHATTERING OF THE IMAGE
New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, (1959). B0007E8Q4Q First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild age-toning to endsheets and pages, else fine, in full blue cloth with gilt stamping; in a very good dust jacket: with spots of foxing and a few tiny nicks to spine tail which have been reinforced with cello-tape. 
"The life story of pioneering Hollywood producer Nick Sonnenberg is told in flashback."--Slide. "An amalgamation of every Hollywood novel ever written."--Kirkus. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7756 Hudson, W.H. NATURE IN DOWNLAND
London & Toronto: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1923. First U.S. edition: the original British sheets have been bound here for colonial distribution. Hardcover. A fine, fresh copy in grey cloth with gilt lettering to the front cover and spine; in a dust jacket with a small closed edge tear to the upper front panel. 
Hudson describes The Downs, a range of rounded chalk hills that run across the South of England from Hampshire to the Straights of Dover. The companion to A SHEPHERD'S LIFE, which is also about The Downs, this volume celebrates its people and nature. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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7757 Huebner, Fredrick SHADES OF JUSTICE
New York: Simon & Schuster, (2001). 0684818477 First edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
The sixth novel by the Edgar Award-nominee is a legal thriller featuring forensic psychiatrist Will Hatton and criminal defense attorney Mary Slattery, who work together to solve the case. The Northern California author also operates a legal practice. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7758 Hues, Robert TRACTATUS DE GLOBIS ET EORUM USU: A Treatise Descriptive of the Globes Constructed by Emery Molyneux, and Published in 1592
London: The Hakluyt Society, (1889). B00085Q2KY First edition thus: bound with SAILING DIRECTIONS FOR THE CIRCUMNAVIGATION OF ENGLAND AND FOR A VOYAGE TO THE STRAITS OF GIBRALTAR. Hardcover. Inner hinges have a hairline crack, not affecting the tight, sound binding; slight tanning to the half-title and rear fly pages, otherwise a very good copy in decoratively embossed blue cloth with image of the ship Victoria, in gold, on the front cover. 
Edited with annotated indexes and an introduction by Clements R. Markham. Frontispiece of The Molyneaux Celestial Globe, with the pages uncut throughout, a foldout map, and glossaries. Hakluyt Society publication number 79. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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7759 Huff, Tanya SMOKE AND ASHES
New York, N.Y.: Daw Books, Inc./Donald A. Wollheim, Founder, (2006). 0756403472 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. New. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
The third book of Tony Foster, wizard-in-training, and trainee TV director. Tony's laptop is loaded with spells left behind by his former wizard mentor. Can he use it to save the world? Filled with sex, violence and sarcastic humor. 
Price: 24.95 USD
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7760 Huggins, Edward, as told to; illustrated by Owen Wood BLUE AND GREEN WONDERS And Other Latvian Tales
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1971). 0671651994 First edition, first printing. Fine, in yellow cloth decorated and lettered in turquoise; in an illustrated dust jacket. 
Spirited folk tales from Eastern Europe tell of a genie called Blue and Green Wonders, a fabulous golden bird that can bestow riches, a magical mill that floods a village with oatmeal, witches, wizards, greedy kings, fantastic monsters and dragons. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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7761 Hugh, of Poiters; Scott, John and Cox, Eugene L., translators and additional text by THE VEZELAY CHRONICLE: And Other Documents from MS. Auxerre 227 and Elsewhere
Binghamton, New York: Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 1992. 0866980954 First edition, first printing: a trade paperback original. Trade Paperback. Fine, tight and clean in pictorial wraps. Octavo. 402 pages; extensive introduction with maps, time lines, and illustrations; appendices; bibliography; questions for analysis; and indexes. 
The complete four book annotated chronicle with other primary documents including the Minor Chronicle, A Short History of the First Counts of Nevers, A Letter of William of Volpiano, the 1137 Accord, and a Letter about Heretics. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7762 Hughart, Barry THE STORY OF THE STONE
New York/London/Toronto/Sydney/Auckland: A Foundation Book/Doubleday, (1988). 0385246366 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a tear and crease to the lower rear panel. Wraparound jacket art by Mark Harrison. 
A Master Li and Number 10 Ox novel, sequel to Hughart's World Fantasy Award-winning BRIDGE OF BIRDS. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7763 Hughel, Thomas J., editor LIQUIDS: Structures, Properties, Solid Interactions, Proceedings...Warren Michigan, 1963
Amsterdam-London-New York: Elsevier Publishing Company, 1965. First edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in green buckram: no dust jacket. 
Tall octavo. Included are the papers and discussions which were presented at the symposium. 384 pages, indexes. Illustrated with 150 illustrations and 27 tables including a group picture of conferees, photographic plates, and text figures. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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7764 Hughes, Dorothy B. DREAD JOURNEY
New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, (1945). B0007E66LQ First edition, first printing. A Bloodhound Mystery. Hardcover. Very nearly fine, in black cloth with gilt spine stamping; in a good dust jacket: a 2x3-inch chip has been glued back into place at the upper front panel, spine panel shows nicking at the ends and a vertical crease, edges show a few minor nicks. 
"Suspense novel about a film actress doomed to die in order that her director can groom a successor."--Anthony Slide. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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7765 Hughes, Dorothy B. THE EXPENDABLE MAN
New York: Random House, (1963). First edition. Hardcover. Near fine with slight lean to the spine, mild wear to spine ends, agency label sticker on front free endpaper; in a very good plus dust jacket with light tanning and soiling, wear and nicks to spine ends, small closed edge tear to top edge of rear panel. 
A doctor, driving to a wedding in Phoenix, picks up a young female hitch-hiker who is later found murdered, drawing him into a race to find the killer, before the police can suspect him, in this suspense novel by the acclaimed mystery author and critic. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7766 Hughes, Dorothy B. RIDE THE PINK HORSE: And Two Other Great Mysteries
Garden City, New York: Nelson Doubleday, Inc., (1975). B0006YO5OM Book club edition. Hardcover. Very good with wear to the extremities, bumping to the upper corner tips, and mild staining to the endsheets; in an illustrated dust jacket that is stained, rubbed, and lightly shelfworn. 
This volume comprises RIDE THE PINK HORSE, which became a 1947 Robert Montgomery film; IN A LONELY PLACE, which was the basis for Nicholas Ray's 1950 film with Humphrey Bogart; and THE DAVIDIAN REPORT. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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7767 Hughes, Dorothy B. THE BIG BARBECUE
New York: Random House, (1949). B0007E65JY First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Wear to the shelf edges and spine ends, else very good plus; in a worn, good only illustrated dust jacket with the front flap separated, edge flaking, some fading, and large pieces missing from the edges. Cartoon jacket illustration by Barney Tobey. 
Uncommon non-mystery by the American mystery writer (RIDE THE PINK HORSE, IN A LONELY PLACE, etc.) and Edgar Award winning critic. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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7768 Hughes, Ethel M. THE TREASURE HUNT
New York: Island Press, 1951. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. A near fine copy showing some mild foxing to the page edges, bound in orange cloth with red lettering and rules; in a very very mildly soiled dust jacket with very light edgewear, a tiny tear and mild crease to lower rear panel. 
Young adult novel of the late Miss Minerva's treasure, hidden somewhere near her fabulous home on an island in the northern woods; in seeking it, Aunt Minnie's niece and nephew must battle murderous gangsters, with the help of handsome young Steve Henly. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7769 Hughes, Langston THE LANGSTON HUGHES READER
New York: George Braziller, Inc., (1965). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Small spot of stain to the page fore-edges, else fine in black cloth-backed red boards; in a very good plus, lightly shelfworn dust jacket with tiny edge nicks and tears. 
A dazzling collection from the works of the prodigiously talented African-American author and man of letters; this volume selects examples of his stories, plays, songs, articles and speeches, as well as excerpts from his novels and autobiographies. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7770 Hughes, Langston FIGHT FOR FREEDOM: The Story of the NAACP
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., (1962). First edition, first printing. In red cloth with gilt spine lettering; dust jacket. 224 pages, including index. Illustrated Hardcover. About near: mild fading at spine ends, dot of ink to pastedown, a hint of wear; in a very good dust jacket, with chipping at the ends of the spine panel, light wear, mild soiling, a few tiny creased edge tears, tiny nick to lower front panel. 
A history of the pioneering civil rights organization by the noted African-American poet, beginning with the social, political, and economic contexts that led to the founding of the NAACP in 1909 and ending with a summary of its targeted goals for 1963. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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7771 Hughes, Langston LAUGHING TO KEEP FROM CRYING
New York: Henry Holt and Company, (1952). First edition, later printing. No statement of "First Edition." Hardcover. Extremities of the book lightly bumped, else near fine; in a very good plus, illustrated dust jacket showing minor shelfwear, and a few small spots of stain to the rear panel. 
Collection of twenty-four stories--nearly all of them concerned with minority groups, by the African-American poet, novelist, playwright, short story writer, and columnist who is probably best known for his work during the Harlem Renaissance. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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7772 Hughes, Monica THE GOLDEN AQUARIANS
(New York, New York): Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, (1995). 0671505432 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket that shows a vertical crease to the rear flap, but that is otherwise fine, as-new. Jacket art by Greg Couch. 
Walt Elliot goes with the father he hasn't seen in years to the planet Aqua, where he discovers that his father's project threatens the existence of a highly intelligent native species. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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7773 Hughes, Shirley, chosen and illustrated by OVER THE MOON: A Book of Sayings
London/Boston: Faber and Faber, (1980). 0571115942 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in maroon boards with silver spine titles; in a lightly age-toned, otherwise fine, illustrated dust jacket. 
In this companion volume to MAKE HAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES, Hughes collects common expressions, ("As thick as thieves") defines them, and illustrates them in line drawings that combine a delicacy of touch with an engaging sense of the absurd. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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7774 Hughes, Ted THE IRON GIANT: A Story in Five Nights
[New York]: Harper & Row, Publishers, (1988). 0060226382 First edition thus. Fine in gray cloth-backed black boards embossed with a silver foil miniature of the Iron Giant's nemesis, the ''space-bat''; in pictorial dust jacket. Black&white cover and interior art by Dirk Zimmer, including some absolutely stunning two-page spreads. 
Children's yarn about an enormous robot-like creature by the British poet laureate. Enchanting. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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7775 Hughes, Ted; Moser, Barry, illustrator THE IRON WOMAN
New York: Dial Books, (1995). 0803717962 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine, in black-cloth over grey boards, spine titled in gilt; in an illustrated dust jacket with artwork by Barry Moser. Decorated within with the b&w engravings of Moser. 
Young adult novel of a huge Iron Woman who rises out of a polluted swamp to wreak vengeance on the people who are destroying her land. Young Hogarth and his giant friend from poet Hughes' earlier THE IRON MAN are enlisted to help save the world! 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7776 Hugo, Richard DEATH AND THE GOOD LIFE
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1981). 031218588X Book club edition. Hardcover. Light age-toning to pages, else fine, in a fine if very faintly age-toned, illustrated dust jacket. 
The late poet's first mystery, the story of a Seattle policeman who moves to Montana to become a small town sherriff only to be faced with two grisly axe murders. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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7777 Hull, Richard BEYOND REASONABLE DOUBT
New York: Julian Messner, Inc., (1941). B0007FI938 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very good minus: American Red Cross rubber-stamping to front endsheet, pastedown and title-page, library label remnants to front endsheet and both pastedowns, spine darkened, covers worn, lightly soiled, pages age-toned; lacking dust jacket. 
Courtroom novel "with more detection than usual" (Charles Shibuk); originally issued in the U.K. as EXCELLENT INTENTIONS in 1938 by Faber. From the author whose best-known work is THE MURDER OF MY AUNT. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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7778 Hull, Richard MURDER ISN'T EASY
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons/A Minton Balch Book, (1936). First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Vertical crease to spine (appears to be a production flaw), remnants of removed bookplate to pastedown, else a bright, near fine copy; in an age-toned dust jacket with dots of stain, nicking, mild rubbing, some fading to spine panel. 
"Tells of the murder of a company director from the points of view of several of the people involved--anticipating the narrative structure of Vera Casparys' LAURA."--Charles Shibuk. By the "one of most notable and inventive crime novelists of the 1930s." 
Price: 75.00 USD
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7779 Hultz, Fred S. & Hill, John A. RANGE SHEEP AND WOOL IN THE SEVENTEEN WESTERN STATES
New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1931. First edition. Hardcover. Rear blank page has chipped tear along the edge, faint offsetting at front and rear endpapers, otherwise this is a fine copy in bright brown, ribbed cloth, lettered in gilt at spine. 
Octavo. Everything one needs to know to rile a cattleman. 374 pages, glossary of wool terms, index, illustrated with photographs, schematics, graphs, charts and tables. :Part I., Range Sheep; Part II., Wool. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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7780 Hume, Cyril THE GOLDEN DANCER
New York: George H. Doran Company, (1926). First edition: limited to 100 numbered copies, SIGNED by the author. This is number 90. Hardcover. Age-darkening and some light scraping to spine, a few tiny areas of soiling to rear cover, else nearly fine in half-vellum over paper-covered boards, with top edge gilt; housed in a matching paper-over-boards slipcase with wear and abrasion at the edges. 
"Modern, neo-Romantist fantasy" (Jessica Amanda Salmonson) from the novelist and screenwriter, whose Hollywood credits include FORBIDDEN PLANET, RANSOM, the 1949 GREAT GATSBY, and most of the MGM Tarzan movies. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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7781 Hume, Fergus THE BLUE TALISMAN
London: The Literary Press, No date. Circa 1930 reprint. Hardcover. Foxing to the endsheets, else near fine in maroon cloth with titles and rules stamped in black; in a near fine, illustrated dust jacket showing some edgewear and soiling. Jacket art by Grainger Johnson. 
A remarkable blue stone, roughly shaped like a heart and referred to as "It" by the African natives who once worshipped it, is the object of murder in this swiftly moving mystery/adventure novel by the author of THE MYSTERY OF THE HANSOM CAB. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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7782 Humperdinck, E.; illustrated by Yoshitaro Isaka; adapted by Eriko Kishida; translated by Ann Brannen E. Humperdinck's HANSEL AND GRETEL
(Tokyo): Gakken, (1971). B0007AFO6I First edition, first printing. An entry in the series, Fantasia Pictorial: Stories from Famous Music. Hardcover. Fine, in laminated pictorial boards; in a nearly fine illustrated dust jacket with mild wear at the spine ends and faint creasing at the edges, front flap corner clipped. 
Startling vivid, wonderfully grotesque picture-book retelling of Humperdinck's opera. Isaka--known by the nickname "Perro" or "Perozamurai"--was a prominent 60's-era graphic artist, the Peter Max of Japan, who died at age 42 in 1970. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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7783 Humphrey, Seth K. FOLLOWING THE PRAIRIE FRONTIER
(Minneapolis, Minnesota): The University of Minnesota Press, (1931). First edition. Hardcover. Near fine, with pages lightly tanned, as expected, and offsetting to pages 80-83; in an illustrated dust jacket that exhibits fading to the spine panel, nicking, edgewear, a few short closed edge tears, rubbing, and 2.5'' by 1.5'' chip to front panel. 
The autobiography of a traveling agent for a farm mortgage company, Humphrey presents a first-hand account of the late 19th Century in the Middle Northwest, that the New Republic called, "a valuable historical document and an exciting narrative". 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7784 Huneven, Michelle JAMESLAND
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003. 0375413820 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket. 
"The compassion in this book is a rare and welcome gift. Gracefully written, shrewd in its observations, precise in its generosity, JAMESLAND is a wonderful book."--Anne Michaels. By the Whiting Writers' Award-winning author of ROUND ROCK. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7785 Hungerford, Edward WELLS FARGO: Advancing the American Frontier
New York: Random House, (1949). First edition. Hardcover. A fine fresh copy in wraparound pictorial brown cloth; in an attractive dust jacket with one small chip to the lower rear panel. A superior copy. 
Adams, SIX-GUNS AND SADDLE LEATHER; 1072: "Deals with stage robbers of California, such as Tom Bell, Black Bart, and Rattlesnake Dick." 274 pages; bibliography, and an index. Illustrated with plates, portraits, 2 maps (1 double page), and tables. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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7786 Hunt, E. Howard MURDER IN STATE
New York: St. Martin's, (1990). First edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
Review copy with materials laid in. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7787 Hunt, Leigh A JAR OF HONEY FROM MOUNT HYBLA
London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1848. First edition. Re-bound in half-leather over green cloth, spine hubbed, lettered and ruled in gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Hardcover. Scattered dots of soil or stain to a few pages, else a remarkably clean, sharp near fine copy, with mild fading, light wear and abrasion to the leather spine and corners. With the gaily elegant frontis, head and tail pieces of Richard Doyle. 
Hunt was a Victorian journalist, critic, poet, character in Dickens (Skimpole in BLEAK HOUSE), champion of Keats and Shelley, and as amply demonstrated here, master of the light essay--this volume dominated by glimpses of Sicilian history and culture. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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7788 Hunt, Violet MORE TALES OF THE UNEASY
Ashcroft, British Columbia: Ash-Tree Press, 2005. 1553100824 First edition thus, first printing: one of five hundred copies produced. Hardcover. Fine, a new book, in chianti cloth with gilt spine-stamping, red-on-red endsheets; in a fine, new illustrated dust jacket. Lovely, wraparound jacket painting by Jason von Hollander. 
Hunt's second volume of tales, first published in 1925, comprises: "The Night of No Weather"; "The Cigarette Case of the Commander"; "Love's Last Leave"; and "The Corsican Sisters." Preface by Hunt, in which she acknowledges the influence of Henry James. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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7789 Hunt, Walter H. THE DARK CRUSADE
New York: Tor / A Tom Doherty Associates Book, (2005). 0765311178 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Fine, as-new, in textured blue boards with gilt spine lettering; in a fine, as-new dust jacket, with jacket art by David Seeley. 
Fourth volume in "Hunt's well-received saga of alien contact and future interstellar conflict"--Roland Green. Preceded by THE DARK WING, THE DARK PATH and THE DARK ASCENT. "Thoughtful and complex military space opera."--D.D. Fratz. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7790 Hunter, Alan LANDED GENTLY
New York: Macmillan, (1976). 0025575805 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. 
A Chief Superintendent Gently novel first published in 1957. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7791 Hunter, Evan THE MOMENT SHE WAS GONE
New York: Simon & Schuster, (2002). 074323748X First edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in bright yellow wraps. 
Evan Hunter, whose birth name is Salvatore Lombino, has written numerous bestsellers under a variety of noms de plume including over twenty police procedurals under the name Ed McBain. This novel tracks a woman's slow descent into schizophrenia. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7792 Hunter, Evan THE REMARKABLE HARRY
London/New York/Toronto: Abelard-Schuman, (1961). First edition. Hardcover. Cloth covers display some light soiling and mild splaying, else a very good copy in beige cloth with titles and embossed cover illustration in dark blue, yellow endpapers; lacking the dust jacket. Tall octavo. 
A charming picture book by the prolific novelist/mystery writer tells in rhyme the story of Harry Fenster with drawings in a crayon-style by the author's three boys. Introduction by Anita Hunter (wife/mother of the collaborators). A very rare book! 
Price: 200.00 USD
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7793 Hunter, Evan STREETS OF GOLD
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, (1974). 0060120126 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
Hunter's credits include THE BLACKBOARD JUNGLE, A MATTER OF CONVICTION, and the screenplay for Hitchcock's THE BIRDS. This novel explores the idea of the "American Dream" through the life of a blind jazz pianist born in 1926 in New York's East Harlem. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7794 Hunter, Evan PRIVILEGED CONVERSATION
New York: Warner, (1996). First edition: Advance Reading Copy. Proof. Near fine copy in wraps. 
Advance reading copy. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7795 Hunter, Evan THE MOMENT SHE WAS GONE
(London): Orion, (2002). 0752857118 First U.K. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in green boards with silver spine titles; in a fine, as-new, photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
A woman's descent into schizophrenia. "Annie's increasing mental deterioration, like her family's implacable denial, is brilliantly depicted, and drives the narrative to its heavily foreshadowed but still shocking conclusion."-J. Adams. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7796 Hunter, Evan & McBain, Ed CANDYLAND: A Novel in Two Parts
New York: Simon & Schuster, (2001). 0743213165 First edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Very minor crimp to the lower spine end, else a near fine copy; in a fine dust jacket picturing a photo of the ''two authors'' on the rear panel. 
In a unique collaboration, the award-winning author of THE BLACKBOARD JUNGLE has combined two of his quite distinct voices--the grittier, more hardboiled style of works penned as by Ed McBain with those written as Evan Hunter. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7797 Hunter, Fred THE CHICKEN ASYLUM
New York: St. Martin's Minotaur, (2001). 0312271174 First edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in illustrated glossy wraps. 
Alex Reynolds finds himself a target when the C.I.A. stashes a young Iraqi military defector in his house. 
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7798 Hunter, Fred THE MUMMY'S RANSOM
New York: St. Martin's Minotaur, (2002). 0312271239 First edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket illustrated by Joseph Daniel Fiedler. 
The eighth mystery featuring Chicago police detective Jeremy Ransome and his elderly friend Miss Emily Charters revolves around an exhibit of 3,000 year-old chinchorro mummies and a group of protesters. 
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7799 Hunter, Fred W. RANSOM FOR AN ANGEL
New York: Walker, (1995). 0802732534 First edition. Hardcover. Remainder dot to lower page edges, else a fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
A Jeremy Ransom/Emily Charters mystery. 
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7800 Hunter, Fred W. RANSOM FOR AN ANGEL
New York: Walker, (1995). 0802732534 First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
A Jeremy Ransom/Emily Charters mystery. 
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