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8601 Koplinka, Charlotte THE SILKIES: A Novel of the Shetlands
Middlebury, Vermont: Paul S. Eriksson, (1978). 0839778104 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in white-lettered blue cloth shelfback over gray boards; in an age-toned, very nearly fine illustrated dust jacket. 
The winter Karin loses her hearing and her father disappears at sea, the mystery of the origins of her mother, a beautiful and unusual woman, unfolds. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8602 Korn, Walter AMERICA'S CHESS HERITAGE: From Benjamin Franklin to Bobby Fischer--and Beyond
New York: David McKay Company, Inc., (1978). 0679132007 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in blue boards with silver titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket. 
A chronicle of America's contribution to the games of chess with detailed examples of failures and successes of historical games, and biographies of the important players. 302 pages; index; and index of games. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8603 Kornbluth, C.M. THE BEST OF C.M. KORNBLUTH
New York: Taplinger Publishing Company, (1977). 0800807235 First edition thus. In Taplinger's Classic Science Fiction. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Nineteen of Kornbluth's best, which means 19 sf tales marked by superb craft, by genuine innovation, and laced with a graceful--oftimes cynical--irony; introduced by collaborator and editor, Pohl; included: "The Marching Morons" and "The Mindworm." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8604 Kortum, G. TREATISE ON ELECTROCHEMISTRY: Second, Completely Revised English Edition
Amsterdam/London/New York: Elsevier Pubishing Company, 1965. B0006AYVKE First edition thus. Hardcover. Marginal commentary with some neat underlining in red ink on several pages of text by the former owner, otherwise a near fine copy in dust jacket with a short tear and accompanying crease at the top edge of the rear panel. 
Tall octavo. 637 pages, appendix, notes, and an index. Figures in text and equations. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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8605 Kosinski, Jerzy PASSION PLAY
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1979). 0312597835 First edition, first printing: Limited issue of 500 numbered copies, SIGNED by the author. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, plain tissue dust jacket; still housed in the publisher's original cardboard shipping carton. 
A novel of an intinerant polo-player by the Polish-born Jewish English-language novelist, who acquired American citizenship, and is best known for his novel THE PAINTED BIRD (1965). 
Price: 50.00 USD
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8606 Kosinski, Jerzy THE DEVIL TREE
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., (1973). 0151253285 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in silver-lettered black cloth over green boards; in a mildly age-toned dust jacket with just a suggestion of wear to the edges. 
"An impressive novel... it should confirm Jerzy Kosinki's position as one of our most significant writers"--Newsweek. "Savage ... [Whalen is] a foolproof, timeless American character."--Mary Ellin Barrett, Cosmopolitan. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8607 Kosinski, Jerzy THE DEVIL TREE
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., (1973). 0151253285 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in silver-lettered black cloth over green boards; in a mildly age-toned dust jacket with just a suggestion of wear to the edges. 
SIGNED by the author to the half-title page, with the generic saluation "With every best wish." A young man tries to piece together his life after the deaths of his wealthy industrialist parents. Fourth novel by the late controversial author. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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8608 Kostelanetz, Richard RADIO WRITINGS
Union City, New Jersey: Further State(s) of the Art, (1995). First edition: Trade Paperback Original. Trade Paperback. A fine, unread copy in slick, illustrated wraps. 
Kostelanetz, a major figure in the New York City downtown literary and art scene and an authority on concrete poetry, offers his unconventional and experimental views on and samples of audio drama. Inscribed, dated, SIGNED by Kostelanetz to title-page. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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8609 Koster, Elaine and Pittman, Joseph, edited by THE BEST OF THE BEST: 18 New Stories by America's Leading Authors
(New York, New York): Signet Books, (1998). 0451193903 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, Nancy T. Rosenberg, Sharyn McCrumb, Joy Fielding, Lisa Alther, Erica Jong, Lawrence Block, Ed McBain, Eileen Goudge, Tabitha King, Larry Collins, Stephen Frey, Joan Hess, Jeffery Deaver, Linda Lay Shuler, E.L. Doctorow. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8610 Kostoff, Lynn A CHOICE OF NIGHTMARES
New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., (1991). 0517574667 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket. 
"A noir thriller that delivers with vivid writing, smart plotting, and a deeper-than-usual insight into its flawed central character." --Kirkus Reviews. A debut novel of murder and drugs set in southern Florida. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8611 Kostova, Elizabeth THE HISTORIAN
New York/Boston: Little, Brown and Company, (2005). 0316011770 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Faint soiling to the page-edges, else near fine; in a fine dust jacket. 
"Chilling historical mystery that reaches from the present day into the medieval past of Vlad the Impaler, Wallachia's barbarous 15th century ruler whose gruesome deeds gave rise to the legend of Dracula."--Mark Flanagan. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8612 Kostro, Ludwik, Andrzej Posiewnik, Jaroslaw Pykacz and Marek Zukowski, editors PROBLEMS IN QUANTUM PHYSICS; Gdansk '87: Recent And Future Experiments And Interpretations. Gdansk, Poland 21-25 September 1987
Singapore: World Scientific, (1988). First edition. Hardcover. Fine without dust jacket, as issued. 
These proceedings contain invited lectures and contributed papers. 909 pages. Laminated hardcover binding. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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8613 Kotlar, Helen WE LIVED IN A GRAVE
New York City: Shengold Publishers, Inc., (1980). 0884000672 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in blue linen with gilt titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket. 125 pages; illustrated with photographs. 
Translated from the original Yiddish by Dr. Judah Pilch, this Nazi holocaust story is the record of an entire family of four who survived after living four years in hiding. An account originally published in the Kurov, Poland, town memorial Izkor Book. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8614 Kotzwinkle, William THE EXILE
New York: E.P. Dutton/Seymour Lawrence, (1987). 052524526X First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine; in a mildly age-toned illustrated dust jacket. 
Kotzwinkle seamlessly blends a sardonic, realistic Hollywood novel and with an alluring psychological mystery to create a literary fantasy. "Kotzwinkle is one of a few American writers in complete control of his materials."--Kurt Vonnegut. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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8615 Kotzwinkle, William THE GAME OF THIRTY
Boston: Houghton Mifflin/Lawrence, 1994. 0395532701 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. A few tiny spots of faint soiling to page edges, else fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Bob Goldstrom. 
"A suspense novel to rank with the classics of the genre...by turns funny, sad, infuriating, and as smoothly ominous as a serpent's egg."--Stephen King. Inscribed and SIGNED by the author. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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8616 Kovic, Ron BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY
New York: McGraw Hill Book Company, (1976). 007035359X First edition. Hardcover. A fine, bright copy in a very nearly fine dust jacket with a tiny closed (nearly invisible) tear to the upper rear panel. Jacket design by Paul Bacon. A superb unread copy. 
Kovic's bitterly ironic anti-war memoir was a watershed book which many feel speaks eloquently and powerfully for the Vietnam generation; adapted and directed for the big screen by Oliver Stone (who won an Oscar), with Tom Cruise in the Kovic role. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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8617 Kozak, Harley Jane DATING IS MURDER
New York/London/Toronto/Sydney/Auckland: Doubleday, (2005). 0385510349 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Sequel to DATING DEAD MEN by the film actor whose screen credits include PARENTHOOD, THE FAVOR, and ARACHNOPHOBIA. Greeting card artist/amateur sleuth Wollie Shelley is involved with threatening TV-show contestants in her second comic-suspense outing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8618 Kozak, Harley Jane DATING IS MURDER
New York/London/Toronto/Sydney/Auckland: Doubleday, (2005). 0385510349 First edition, first printing: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in color illustrated wraps. SIGNED by the author to the title-page. 
Sequel to DATING DEAD MEN by the film actor whose screen credits include PARENTHOOD, THE FAVOR, and ARACHNOPHOBIA. Greeting card artist/amateur sleuth Wollie Shelley is involved with threatening TV-show contestants in her second comic-suspense outing. 
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8619 Kozintsev, Grigori KING LEAR: The Space of Tragedy
Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, (1977). 0520033922 First edition, first printing. Translated from the Russian with an introduction by Mary Mackintosh. Hardcover. Fine in brown linen with gilt titles to a black panel to the spine; in a near fine dust jacket with a hint of age-toning. Octavo. 260 pages; ten photo-plate illustrations; and index. 
The highly lauded film director's journal kept during the shooting of Lear which reveals his thought processes in day-by-day production, his meditations on the characters and the play, and his reminiscenses of earlier Russian cinema-making. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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8620 Kraan, Dirk Jan & Veld, R.J. in't, editors ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: Public or Private Choice
Dordrecht/Boston/London: Kluwer Academic Publishers, (1991). 079231333X First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Tiny nick to the lower shelf edge, else very nearly fine in illustrated laminated boards; no dust jacket, as issued. 
Tall octavo. 232 pages; indexes. Figures and tables. "This volume is the result of a collective effort made by its authors to reason and write about environmental policy from an empirical, rather than from a prescriptive perspective."--preface. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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8621 Kramer, Aaron, edited by ON FREEDOM'S SIDE: An Anthology of American Poems of Protest
New York, New York: The Macmillan Company, (1972). 0027509508 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in blue cloth with black lettering; in a faintly age-toned, else fine dust jacket. 
Over 160 poems and prose selections spanning more than three hundred years, penned by American authors taking stands against violence and injustice, from Roger Williams and Peter Folger to E.E. Cummings, Langston Hughes and Woody Guthrie. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8622 Kramer, Edna E. THE NATURE AND GROWTH OF MODERN MATHEMATICS
Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, (1982). First edition thus, with corrections. Several pages neatly underlined in red, otherwise a near fine copy in illustrated wraps. 
758 pages, suggestions for further reading, index. Many text figures and equations throughout. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8623 Kramer, Edward E. and Crowther, Peter, edited by TOMBS
[no place]. White Wolf Publishing, (1994). 1565049055 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Upper shelf edge nicked in two places, else this would be fine, in slick, laminated boards; in a fine, if faintly age-toned, dust jacket. 
"The theme of entombment takes many shapes in the 21 stories and one poem (Ackerman's goofy intro defies classification) that comprise this satisfying anthology that embraces a variety of genres and prose styles."-PW. Gaiman, Moorcock, Lansdale, et alia. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8624 Kramer, Edward E., editor DARK DESTINY: Proprietors of Fate
[No place]. White Wolf Publishing, (1995). 1565048121 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket. With cover and interior illustrations by Mike Mignola, creator of the comic, ''Hellboy.'' 
20 short stories of the Netherworld, by a unique collection of authors including B-Movie guru Fred Olen Ray; creator of Marvel Comics' "The 'Nam," Doug Murray; and pop culture expert Rex Miller, among others. With an introduction by Robert Anton Wilson. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8625 Kramer, Edward E., editor DARK DESTINY III: Children of Dracula
(Clarkston,GA): (White Wolf Publishing), (1996). 156504813X First edition, first printing. Hardcover. About fine; in an illustrated dust jacket. Gruesome jacket illustration by Bernie Wrightson. 
Twenty-two horrific tales of vampires by David Bischoff, Susan Shwartz, and others. With an introduction by Kramer and biographies of all contributors. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8626 Kramer, Kathryn A HANDBOOK FOR VISITORS FROM OUTER SPACE
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1984. 0394523741 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a lightly age-toned pictorial dust jacket. 
Fanciful, fable-like coming-of-age novel, the author's debut. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8627 Kramer, Matthew H. LEGAL THEORY, POLITICAL THEORY, AND DECONSTRUCTION: Against Rhadamanthus
Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, (1991). 025333148X First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 335 pages; notes; topical index; and name index. 
A study with a critique of Anglo-American legal and political theory, and a deconstructionist reading of four jurisprudential traditions: analytical Marxism, liberal legalism, the conservative nature of law, and the critical legal studies movement. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8628 Krantz, Judith DAZZLE
New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., (1990). 0517575019 Second printing. Hardcover. Near fine in a lightly edgeworn dust jacket. 

Price: 15.00 USD
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8629 Krasilovksy, Phyllis; pictures by Ninon THE VERY LITTLE GIRL
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., (1953). Reprint. Hardcover. Fine, in illustrated boards; in a price-clipped illustrated dust jacket that shows some soiling, edgewear, and some minor nibbling. Square octavo. 
Dainty, utterly charming picture book tale of a little girl who grows big enough to be a big sister to her brand new baby brother. This copy SIGNED, dated (1982), and inscribed by illustrator Ninon, with an original drawing! 
Price: 150.00 USD
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8630 Krasna, Norman JOHN LOVES MARY
New York: Dramatists Play Services, Inc. (1947). First edition. Hardcover. Utterly pristine, fresh, bright, fine copy in clay-colored cloth lettered in gilt to the spine; in undecorated printed dust jacket that shows very mild age-toning and edgewear, and a tiny patch of dampstain to spine tail. 
Tom Ewell and Nina Foch starred in the original Josh Logan-helmed Broadway production--which ran for 423 performances. Ronald Reagan and Patricia Neal appeared in the 1949 film, adapted by Henry and Phoebe Ephron, parents to writers Delia, Amy and Nora! 
Price: 100.00 USD
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8631 Krasner, William DEATH OF A MINOR POET
New York: Scribner's, (1983). 0684181215 First edition. Hardcover. Near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. 
A Sam Birge mystery by the author of WALK THE DARK STREETS. "Krasner's observation is relentless and he has small regard for the conventional romantic notions of storytelling." --Chicago Sun-Times 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8632 Krauss, Ruth; pictures by Maurice Sendak I'LL BE YOU AND YOU BE ME
New York: Harper & Brothers, (1954). 006023430X Early printing. Hardcover. Crinkling to a few pages, a few dots of faint stain within, light wear and abrasion to edges, age-darkening to covers: very good plus, in black cloth-backed pictorial boards; no dust jacket. 
Krauss, a member of the experimental Writer's Laboratory at the Bank Street School in NYC, here reteams with her A HOLE IS TO DIG partner for another kooky and cunning little book that uncannily--and poetically--expresses the inner life of children. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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8633 Krauss, Ruth; woodcuts by Antonio Frasconi THE CANTILEVER RAINBOW
(New York): Pantheon Books, (1965). B0007DYM90 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Encircled ''H'' rubber-stamped to front free endsheet, else very nearly fine; in bright marigold cloth with blind-stamped sun device to front cover, black lettering to spine; in a lightly soiled, age-toned illustrated dust jacket with minor edgewear. 
Poems and poem-plays from the author of A HOLE IS TO DIG, matched in "fanastical, dazzling woodcut variations" of the sun by Frasconi. "Krauss is an original, a stage poet who works directly, with extraordinary abandon and economy."--Village Voice. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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8634 Krawitz, Henry A POST-SYMBOLIST BIBLIOGRAPHY
Metuchen, N.J.: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1973. 0810805944 First edition. Hardcover. Very good plus in light blue cloth; no dust jacket. 284 pages, index to authors. 
Bibliographical lists of the critical works about post-symbolism, divided into lists of international studies, national studies, comparative studies, and studies about individual authors, including Eliot, Hofmannsthal, Lorca, Rilke, Stevens, and Yeats. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8635 Krenkel, Roy G. SWORDSMAN AND SAURIANS: From the Mesozoic to Barsoom
Forestville, California: Eclipse Books, 1989. 0910303556 First edition, first printing: square quarto paperback. Mild vertical crease to rear cover, light wear at the extremities, thus near fine; in slick, illustrated wraps. 11''x12.5'' softbound format. Color frontispiece. With an introduction by William Stout and capsule biography by S.C. Ringgenberg. 
Scores and scores of RGK's myth-drenched, pulp-inspired pencil sketches, working drawings, and pen-and-inks reproduced here in an oversized bound portfolio, divided into such categories as Cavemen; Conan; Tarzan; Swordsmen; Barsoom, etc. Scarce! 
Price: 175.00 USD
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8636 Krensky, Stephen A TROLL IN PASSING
New York: Atheneum, 1980. 0689307470 First edition. Hardcover. Inner binding adhesive has left a shadow along the inner hinges, else very good plus in blue cloth with blue-metalic titles to the spine; in a near fine dust jacket with a crease to the front inner flap. Dust jacket illustrated by Allen Atkinson, 
A heroic tale of a young troll who feels different than his peers, risks his life to save the troll village and is rewarded by being transformed into a human. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8637 Krentz, Jayne Ann TRUTH OR DARE
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (2003). 0399150730 First edition: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
The sequel to LIGHT IN SHADOW, a novel of romantic suspense with a touch of psychic drama. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8638 Kress, Nancy PROBABILITY SUN
New York: Tor/A Tom Doherty Associates Book, (2001). 0312874073 First edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Very nearly fine in printed yellow wraps. 
Kress' sequel to PROBABILITY MOON features a shipload of scientists who are travelling to the distant planet "World" to examine an artifact that may hold the key to defeating the alien race known as Fallers. Kress is married to author Charles Sheffield. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8639 Kress, Nancy PROBABILITY SPACE
New York: Tor / A Tom Doherty Associates Book, (2002). 0765301709 First edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in blue printed wraps. 
By the author of PROBABILITY MOON, PROBABILITY SUN, and AN ALIEN LIGHT. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8640 Kress, Nancy BEGINNINGS, MIDDLES & ENDS
Cincinnati, Ohio: Writer's Digest Books, (1993). 0898795508 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in laminated boards; no dust jacket, as issued. 149 pages, including index. 
The noted sf and fantasy writer here helps the aspiring author "Hook the editor in your first three paragraphs. Make -- and keep -- your story's 'implicit promise.' Build drama and credibility by controlling your prose." Dozens of exercises. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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8641 Kress, Nancy BEGGARS AND CHOOSERS
New York: Tor/A Tom Doherty Associates Book, (1994). 0312857497 Book club edition. Hardcover. Fine in like dust jacket. Jacket art by David Richeid. 
Sequel to the Nebula-nominated BEGGARS IN SPAIN (itself an expansion of the Hugo and Nebula-winning novella by the same name.) "...near-future sf with all the attention to character the field is perpetually criticized for lacking."--Gene Wolfe. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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8642 Kress, Nancy OATHS AND MIRACLES
New York: Forge/A Tom Doherty Associates Book, (1996). 0312859619 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"SF thriller of an FBI agent tracking a murderer into the labyrinthine secrets of biotechnological research."--LOCUS. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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8643 Kress, Nancy DANCING ON AIR
San Francisco, Ca.: Tachyon Publications, (1997). First edition, first printing. One of 100 numbered copies, SIGNED by the author. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Michael Dashow. 
The novella, DANCING ON AIR, originally appeared in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, July 1993. This edition adds an essay by James Patrick Kelly. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8644 Kressing, Harry; pseudonym THE COOK
New York: Random House, (1965). First edition, first printing: Advance Reading copy. Hardcover. Slant to the spine, inked name and bookseller's rubberstamped address to the front endpaper, rubbing and shelfwear to the covers, nicking to the spine, else very good in pictorial green wraps. 
Paperbound preview edition (one of 1000 copies) of this novel of sinister suspense and cookery. Filmed as SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE (1970) with Harold Prince directing and Michael York as The Cook. "His meals have mysterious, sometimes fatal, effects!" 
Price: 125.00 USD
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8645 Kreuger, Miles SHOWBOAT: The Story of a Classic American Musical
New York: Oxford University Press, 1977. 0195022750 First edition. With errata slip laid in. Hardcover. Fine, as-new; in a bright, fine, as-new, illustrated dust jacket. Nice! With scores of rare illustrations. Quarto. 
Kreuger's accomplishment here in studying every aspect of a classic American musical is simply unmatched. The show's inspiration, inception, production, revivals, radio and film adaptations and discography are thoroughly and entertainingly documented. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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8646 Kreuger, Miles SHOWBOAT: The Story of a Classic American Musical
New York: Oxford University Press, 1977. 0195022750 First edition. With errata slip laid in. Hardcover. Some mild wear to the extremities, else very good plus in a lightly edgeworn illustrated dust jacket. With scores of rare illustrations. Quarto. 
An in-depth investigation of the American musical theatre classic in all its incarnations which is unsurpassed. This copy fondly inscribed and SIGNED by the author to a colleague from the laser disc recording of the 1936 film adaptation of SHOW BOAT. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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8647 Krich, Rochelle Majer ANGEL OF DEATH
New York: Mysterious Press, (1994). 0892965088 First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
This fifth novel has been SIGNED by the author to the title-page. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8648 Krich, Rochelle; Mallory, Michael; Seidman, Lisa, edited by MURDER ON SUNSET BOULEVARD
Dallas, Texas: Top Publications, Ltd., (2002). 1929976194 First edition, first printing: a trade paperback original. Trade Paperback. Fine, a new book, in slick, illustrated wraps. 
"Sunset Boulevard, the almost mythical street that runs from downtown L.A. to the Pacific Ocean, is the setting for all of the stories in this anthology by members of the L.A. chapter of Sisters in Crime."--Barbara Bibel. 
Price: 12.95 USD
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8649 Krieg, Joyce MURDER OFF MIKE
New York: Thomas Dunne Book/St. Martin's Minotaur, (2003). 0312310269 First edition: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket. 
When the death of shock talker "Dr. Hipster" is ruled a suicide, witty radio talk show host Shauna J. Bogart embarks on an investigation of her own which leads her to uncover the less than reputable pasts of many of the town's most upstanding citizens. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8650 Kriegel, Mark BLESS ME, FATHER
New York: Doubleday, (1995). First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
The author's first novel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8651 Krishna, Prem CABLE-SUSPENDED ROOFS
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, (1978). 0070355045 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Former owner's address neatly stamped to the front paste-down endpaper (hidden from view by the dust jacket flap) near fine; in a near fine dust jacket with just a hint of fading to the spine panel. Octavo. 
A detailed, comprehensive source book including examples of applications, fundamental properties and behaviors, designs, and analysis of loads, etc. 314 pages; bibliography; computer program; figures; diagrams; tables; photo-illustrations; and index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8652 Krist, Gary BONE BY BONE: Stories
New York/San Diego/London: Harcourt Brace & Company, (1994). 0151820643 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in silver-lettered blue cloth over blue boards; in a fine, pictorial dust jacket. 
A 1994 New York Times Notable Book. "A banner carrier for the long-awaited renaissance of the short story...Krist extends the lessons of Cheever and Updike." By the author of GARDEN STATE, BAD CHEMISTRY and CHAOS THEORY. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8653 Kristiansen, Jorgen and Andersen, Robert A., editors CHRYSOPHYTES: Aspects and Problems
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (1986). First edition. Hardcover. Lightly bumped at the top of the spine, otherwise a near fine copy in blue cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt; no dust jacket. 
Papers from the First International Chrysophyte Symposium, Grand Forks, South Dakota, at the University, August 11-16, 1983. 337 pages, references, index. Photographs, figures, tables. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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8654 Kroll, Harry Harrison THE KEEPERS OF THE HOUSE
Indianapolis and New York: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, (1940). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, fresh copy in gilt-stamped green cloth; in a near fine, illustrated dust jacket exhibiting minor edge wear, mild age-toning, and a tear and associated crease to the front panel. 
A nice copy of this Civil War era novel set in Mississippi. A prolific novelist and short story writer, Kroll's novel THE CABIN IN THE COTTON was used as the basis for a 1932 Hollywood film starring Bette Davis. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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8655 Kronick, William N.Y./L.A.
Bloomington, Indiana: Author House, (2006). 1425902596 First edition, first printing. SIGNED by the author at an event in our shop. Hardcover. Fine, a new book, in a fine, new illustrated dust jacket. 
At forty, film star Matthew Fleming is haunted by the belief that his success can be directly linked to the death of Andrea, his heiress-lover. The last of a trilogy of novels to explore the dynamics of art and commerce. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8656 Kronick, William THE CRY OF SIRENS
(Bloomington, IN): (1st Books Library), (2004). 1414005598 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. SIGNED by the author at an event in our shop. 
"THE CRY OF SIRENS is a compelling character study of a film director that gives the reader penetrating insight into the past thirty years of ever-changing Hollywood. A page-turner of the first order!"--David L. Wolper. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8657 Kronick, William COOLEY WYATT
[no place]. Author House, (2005). 1420829777 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A Rolling Stone journalist thinks he spots a folk singer superstar, Cooley Wyatt, who was supposed to have died 25 years ago in a plane crash. SIGNED by the author at an event in our shop 
Price: 27.95 USD
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8658 Kronick, William N.Y./L.A.
Bloomington, Indiana: Author House, (2006). 1425902596 First edition, first printing: trade paperback issue. Trade Paperback. Fine, a new book, in a fine, illustrated wraps. 
The last of Kronick's trilogy of books about art and celebrity in modern day culture. Follow-up to THE CRY OF SIRENS and COOLEY WYATT. To be SIGNED by the author at an event in our shop. 
Price: 16.50 USD
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8659 Kronick, William COOLEY WYATT
[no place]. Author House, (2005). 1420829785 First edition: trade Paperback Original. Trade Paperback. Fine in illustrated wraps. SIGNED by the author at an event in our shop 
Until he sees him in front of a NY hotel, Jack believed folk singer Cooley Wyatt died when his Cessna crashed in a formidably desolate region of the Arizona desert in 1974 while flying by himself to a major concert in Phoenix. 
Price: 15.95 USD
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8660 Kronig, R. de L. THE OPTICAL BASIS OF THE THEORY OF VALENCY
New York/Cambridge, England: The Macmillan Company/At The University Press, 1935. First edition. 246 pages; figures; graphs; tables; photos; name index; subject index. Hardcover. Some neat marks to the introduction, previous owner's name to the front endpaper, an off-print describing and reviewing the book is affixed with cello-tape to the front pastedown, some wear to the spine ends, else very good in blue cloth; no dust jacket. 
An introduction to the main theorectical principles and the main empirical results of the subject. Includes: Investigation of Atomic and Molecular Structure by X-Rays and Cathode Rays; Atomic Spectra; Band Spectra; Optical and Thermal Dissociation; etc. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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8661 Krueger, El THE SEEKERS
Lufkin, Texas: Epigram Press, (1992). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
Letter from Lucille Enix regarding endorsement of book by Oliver Stone. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8662 Kruger, Mary DEATH ON THE CLIFF WALK
(New York): Kensington, (1994). 082174769X First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Few dots of nearly invisible stain to upper page edges, else a fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
The first Gilded Age mystery. "Brooke Cassidy is an engaging sleuth who detects with charm and grace in Mary Kruger's debut historical mystery."--Carolyn G. Hart. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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8663 Kruger, Paul WEEP FOR WILLOW GREEN
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1966). First edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in black textured boards with white titles to the spine; in a near fine, bright dust jacket with a short tear to the lower rear edge and very mild rubbing at the front flap fold. 
An Inner Sanctum Mystery that unravels the seamy past of a murdered photographer penned by the author of THE COLD ONES. Kruger is the male nom-de-plume the Wisconsin poet, Roberta Sebenthal used for her mystery novels. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8664 Krumgold, Joseph ...AND NOW MIGUEL
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, (1953). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very small inked name and Roman numeral ''III'' to decorated endsheets, else a near fine copy with light wear and a touch of abrasion to shelf edges; in an illustrated dust jacket with nicking, short edge tears with attendant faint creases, rubbing. 
"The book's most impressive quality is the first-person narration, which...perfectly captures Miguel's heritage, intelligence, and wit. This wise and poetic novel won the Newbery Medal in 1954."--Peter D. Sieruta. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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8665 Krupnick, Mark LIONEL TRILLING AND THE FATE OF CULTURAL CRITICISM
Evanston: Northwestern Univ. Press, (1986). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 

Price: 20.00 USD
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8666 Krupp, Robin Rector GET SET TO WRECK
New York: Four Winds Press, (1988). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a price-clipped, else fine dust jacket. Quarto. 
SIGNED and inscribed to the front free endpaper. Beautifully illustrated in color and b&w, this is an action-packed picture book with a highly original approach to learning about vowels and shows that, with a little inventiveness, they can be fun. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8667 Krutch, Joseph Wood THE BEST NATURE WRITING OF JOSEPH WOOD KRUTCH
New York: William Morrow & Co., 1969. First edition. Hardcover. Nick at upper edge of the half-title page, else near fine in dust jacket very lightly faded on the spine panel. 

Price: 20.00 USD
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8668 Kube-McDowell, Michael P. ALTERNITIES
New York: Ace Books, (1988). First hardcover edition. Hardcover. Fine in a very mildly age-toned dust jacket that shows a suggestion of edgewear; with the instantly identifiable jacket art of veteran sf artist Richard Powers. 
Novel of parallell worlds and alternate realities from the author of THE TRIGON DISUNITY, EXILES and THE QUIET POOLS. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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8669 Kuenne, Robert E. MICROECONOMIC THEORY OF THE MARKET MECHANISM: A General Equilibrium Approach
New York: The Macmillan Company, (1968). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in blue cloth with gilt titles to the front cover and spine; in a fine dust jacket. 
The fourth book resulting from the General Economic Systems Project. 411 pages; index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8670 Kuhlken, Ken THE DO-RE-MI
(Scottsdale, Arizona): Poisoned Pen Press, (2006). 159058337X First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
Ken Kuhlken (THE LOUD ADIOS, 1991) is back with another tale of the Hickey family, set in 1970s California. "Crime, punishment and redemption. Kuhlken's sixth is by far his best."--Kirkus Reviews. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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8671 Kuhlken, Ken VENUS DEAL
New York: St. Martin's, (1993). First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
SIGNED by the author. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8672 Kun, Michael THE LOCKLEAR LETTERS
(San Francisco, CA): (MacAdam/Cage), (2003). 1931561362 First edition. Publisher's promotional postcard laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
The Los Angeles author of A THOUSAND BENJAMINS presents a farcical novel featuring Sid Straw, a Don Quixote-type character and Hollywood resident. Sid tries to woo celebrity figure Heather Locklear and finds trouble. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8673 Kundera, Milan THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING
New York: Harper & Row Publishers, (1984). 0060152583 First edition in English, first printing. Translated from the Czech by Michael Henry Heim. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
Published in the original Czech in 1985, but banned in Czechoslovakia until 1989. "Brilliant . . . A work of high modernist playfulness and deep pathos."--Janet Malcolm. Filmed in 1988 with Daniel Day-Lewis and Juliet Binoche. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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8674 Kunetka, James PARTING SHOT
New York: St. Martin's, (1991). 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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8675 Kunetka, James W. SHADOW MAN
(New York): Warner Books, (1988). 044651358X First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A novel of suspense by the co-author of WARDAY. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8676 Kunzmann, Richard BLOODY HARVESTS
New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Minotaur, (2006). 9780312360337 First U.S. edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
This debut novel by a scholar of psychology and criminology is the dark tale of a serial killer amidst a background of South African superstition and mythology. Creasey Memorial Dagger Award nominee. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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8677 Kunzru, Hari TRANSMISSION
(New York, New York): Dutton, (2004). 0525947604 First U.S. edition, first printing: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in wraps printed in pink and black, and with an author photo in color to the rear cover. 
Kunzru, author of the award-winning THE IMPRESSIONIST, takes an ultracontemporary turn while introducing another tragicomic protagonist: an Indian computer programmer whose fantasies about America are shaken when he accepts a job in California. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8678 Kuo, Kenneth K., editor BASE BLEED: First International Symposium On Special Topics In Chemical Propulsion
New York: Hemisphere Publishing Corp., (1991). First edition. Hardcover. A fine copy without dust jacket, as issued. Gold embossed lettering. 
James N. Fleming, associate editor. 314 pages including indexes. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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8679 Kupfer, Fern LOVE LIES
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1994). First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
Review copy with materials laid in. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8680 Kurelek, William A PRAIRIE BOY'S SUMMER
Montreal, Canada: Tundra Books. 1975. First edition. Hardcover. Fine; in a dust jacket with a tiny closed edge tear with attendant creasing to the upper edge and a 1cm closed edge tear to the lower edge of front panel, faint hint of soiling to extremities, light rubbing to front panel. Square octavo. 
This companian to Kurelek's A PRAIRIE BOY'S WINTER again returns to his childhood to describe in 20 beautiful paintings the hard work and fun of the long hot summers on his family's farm in 1930's Canada. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8681 Kurland, Michael STAR GRIFFIN
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1987. 0385193955 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in a very faintly age-toned illustrated dust jacket. 
"Sf/fantasy novel of decadence and 'futuristic wizardry."'--LOCUS. SIGNED by the author to the title-page. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8682 Kurland, Michael TOO SOON DEAD
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1997). 0312152280 First edition, first printing. SIGNED by the author to the title-page. Hardcover. Spine ends crimped, else near fine in a fine dust jacket. Splendid jacket art by Cathie Bleck. 
"A riveting page-turner disguised as a historical thriller...an instant classic."--Loren Estleman. "A highly literate and amusing series debut, further enlivened by an authentic depiction of Depression-era New York City."--Marcia Muller. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8683 Kurland, Michael and Barton, S.W. THE LAST PRESIDENT
New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc./A Bernard Geis Associates Book, 1980. 0688036104 First edition: Bound, uncorrected proofs. Proof. Hint of fading to spine (which in unprinted and has been penned with the title), identifying label to front cover is torn and chipped, else fine, in green printed wraps. 
What if the men responsible for Watergate remained in office because that crime was never exposed? In this alternate history thriller, tyranny becomes a way of life in the U.S.--until a small group of people organize a coup d'etat to end it. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8684 Kurlansky, Mark THE WHITE MAN IN THE TREE And Other Stories
New York: Washington Square Press/Pocket Books, (2000). First edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Fictional debut by the bestselling author of COD: A BIOGRAPHY OF A FISH THAT CHANGED THE WORLD and A BASQUE HISTORY OF THE WORLD. Contains a novella and eight stories depicting cultural misunderstandings in the Caribbean, New York, and Paris. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8685 Kurtz, Edwin B. and Allen, Chris ADVENTURES IN LIVING PLANTS
Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1965. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. A hint of edge rubbing, else fine in illustrated boards; no dust jacket as issued. Small quarto. 120 pages; pronouncing vocabulary; index; and adventure charts. 
Wonderfully expressed illustrations (one with mother, father, and child clad in scuba gear traveling through roots) and photographs assist a child's grasp of the subject in this very descriptive study on how plants work. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8686 Kurtz, Katherine THE BISHOP'S HEIR: Volume I of the Histories of King Kelson
New York: A Del Rey Book/Ballantine Books, (1984). 0345318242 Book club edition. Hardcover. Fine, in an about near fine illustrated dust jacket that shows some very light edgewear, a few tiny edge tears and moderate age-toning. 
When it is discovered that the young King Kelson is one of the hated Deryni, the war between the Church and the Deryni resumes with an added dimension of rebellion. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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8687 Kurtz, Katherine CAMBER OF CULDI
New York: Ballantine Books, (1976). First edition: Paperback Original. #24590; cover price, $1.95. Mass market paperback. A near fine, unread copy in illustrated wraps. 
Volume IV in the Chronicles of the Deryni. This copy SIGNED by the author to the title-page. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8688 Kurtz, Katherine SAINT CAMBER: Volume II in the Legends of Camber of Culdi
New York: A Del Rey Book/Ballantine Books, (1978). 0345277503 Book club edition. Hardcover. Very nearly fine in an illustrated dust jacket. Jacket painting by Darrell Sweet. 
The second entry in Kurtz's popular ongoing Deryni saga. Only Camber can thwart Ariella, sister and mistress of the dead Imre, and only Camber can prevent vengeance aginst the Deryni from the newly powerful humans. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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8689 Kurtz, Katherine THE KING'S JUSTICE
New York: Ballantine Books/A Del Rey Book, (1985). Book club edition. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket that shows a whisper of rubbing. Jacket art by Darrell K. Sweet, doublespread frontispiece map by Shelly Shapiro. 
Volume II of The Histories of King Kelson. "A rich feast of medieval chivalry, romance and magic--the book that all Katherine Kurtz's fans have been waiting for."--Marion Zimmer Bradley. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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8690 Kurtz, Katherine THE HARROWING OF GWYNEDD
New York: Ballantine Books/A Del Rey Book, (1989). Book club edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket painting by Michael Herring. 
Volume I of THE HEIRS OF SAINT CAMBER in a nifty sf book club hardcover issue. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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8691 Kurtz, Katherine TWO CROWNS FOR AMERICA
New York/Toronto/London/Sydney/Auckland: Bantam Books, (1996). 0553075624 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Previous owner's blind stamp to front free endsheet, else a fine copy in gilt-lettered black cloth over dark grey boards; in an illustrated dust jacket that shows some mild age-toning. Jacket painting by Kinuko Y. Craft. 
The hugely successful high fantasy author turns to an unwonted setting in this blend of history, adventure and fantasy which brings to new and conjectural life the founding of America, steeped in magic, Freemasonry and secret cabals. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8692 Kurtz, Katherine HIGH DERYNI
New York: Ace Books, (2007) 0441015263 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. New. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Kurtz revisits the original (1973) trilogy of her career-launching Deryni Chronicles with this newly revised and expanded edition. This concluding Deryni volume finds Kelson Haldane claiming the throne and fighting his supernatural enemies. 
Price: 24.95 USD
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8693 Kurtz, Katherine CHILDE MORGAN
New York: Ace Books, (2006). 0441012825 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Matt Stawicki. 
"Fantasy novel in the Deryni series, the first in the Childe Morgan trilogy set during the reign of Donal Haldane."--Locus. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8694 Kurtz, Katherine & Harris, Deborah Turner DAGGER MAGIC
New York: Ace Books, (1995). 0441001491 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Owner's blind-embossed stamp to front free endsheet, dot of faint stain to fore-edge, a small area of mild soiling to upper page edges; thus near fine, in a fine dust jacket. 
A novel of the Adept, mystic and historian Adam Sinclair, master of the hunt, leader of a secret brotherhood at war with the dark and unholy Powers that menace our world. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8695 Kurtz, Paul PHILOSOPHICAL ESSAYS IN PRAGMATIC NATURALISM
New York: Prometheus Books, (1990). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
The philosophy of pragmatic naturalism seeks to draw on science, not only to understand nature but to provide the foundations for a cosmic outlook and an authentic ethical humanism. 265 pages. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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8696 Kurtzman, Harvey, editor; Gilliam, Terry, associate editor HELP! Volume 2, No. 8; Feb. 1964
New York: Help Magazine, Inc., 1964. First edition. Magazine. Very good plus, in color photo-illustrated stapled wraps with some mild ink bleeding at the spine, a hint of rubbing. 
Kurtzman's madcap, energetic blend of comics, photo-funnies, and captioned news photos. This issue: work by Paul Coker and Charles Alverson, an episode in the chronicles of Wonder Warthog by Gilbert Shelton, comic art by Monty Python's Terry Gilliam. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8697 Kurtzman, Harvey, editor; Gilliam, Terry, associate editor HELP! No. 26, Sept. 1965
New York: Help Magazine, Inc., 1965. First edition. Magazine. Near fine with a hint of rubbing; in color photo-illustrated stapled wraps. 
In this issue of the EC wunderkind's humor mag: a sketchbook report on Bulgaria by R. Crumb, Poor Arnold's Almanac by Arnold Roth, an episode in the adventures of Wonder Wart-hog by Gilbert Shelton, Art Afterpieces by Ward Kimball, cartoons by Jim Jones. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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8698 Kurtzman, Harvey; Davis, Jack; Wood, Wally; Severin, John and Elder, Bill, artwork by FRONTLINE COMBAT
West Plains, MO: Russ Cochran, Publisher, 1983. First edition, first printing. Fine: fifteen 9.5''x13'' loose prints reproducing covers for the EC comic, FRONTLINE COMBAT, printed in stunningly realized full-color, with b&w inside cover ads on the reverse, on heavy coated stock; housed in near fine original b&w illustrated envelope. 
Loose portfolio of EC covers, (the same ones used for Cochran's COMPLETE FRONTLINE COMBAT), here trimmed to include the entire cover; colored especially for this series by EC's original colorist Marie Severin. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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8699 Kurtzman, Harvey; Davis, Jack; Wood, Wally; Severin, John; Evans, George, artwork by TWO-FISTED TALES
West Plains, Missouri: Russ Cochran, Publisher, 1980. First edition, first printing. Fine: twenty-four 9.5''x13'' loose prints reproducing covers for the EC comic, TWO-FISTED TALES, printed in full-color, with b&w inside cover ads on the reverse, on heavy coated stock; housed in near fine original b&w illustrated envelope. 
Loose portfolio of EC covers, (the same ones used for Cochran's COMPLETE TWO-FISTED TALES), here trimmed to include the entire cover; colored especially for this series by EC's original colorist Marie Severin. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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8700 Kurutz, Gary F. BENJAMIN C. TRUMAN: California Booster & Bon Vivant
San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1984. First edition, first printing. One of 600 copies printed at the Grace Hoper Press (Sherwood Grover). Hardcover. Fine in teal cloth with gilt spine titles; in a fine plain white dust jacket, as issued. Octavo. 89 pages; frontispiece portrait, illustrations, checklist. 
Benjamin Cummings Truman was a prolific and talented writer of books and articles on California subjects. Photographically reproduces the front cover of two of Truman's books. Book Club of California Publication 176. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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