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8701 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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8702 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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8703 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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8704 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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8705 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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8706 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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8707 Kusell, Maurice L. and Merritt, M.S. MARQUEE BALLYHOO
Los Angeles-San Francisco: An Arthur H. Chamberlain Designed and Produced Book, 1932. B00087ZC76 First edition, first printing. Jacket art by Joan Winsor Orbison. Orbison worked as an animator for Disney, UPA and others. Hardcover. Foxing to upper page edges, else fine; in red cloth with black lettering and pictorial device; in very good dust jacket with a few tiny chips, mild edgewear, and some age-darkening, particularly to spine panel. 
"The story of Texas tent-show performers Erol Brothers and Dusteen Frawley who marry on stage" and then are torn asunder when "film star Katherine Reno comes to Texas on location with the Pinnacle Motion Picture Company."--Anthony Slide. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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8708 Kushner, Ellen SWORDSPOINT
London: Allen & Unwin, (1987). 0877959234 First edition, first printing. Inscribed and SIGNED by the author. Hardcover. Text mildly age-toned, else fine, in a fine illustrated dust jacket. Jacket by Martin Springett. 
"A glorious thing, the book we might have had if Noel Coward had written a vehicle for Errol Flynn. It's wicked and visual and witty, and it pulls you in like the doorman of a Bourbon Street bar."--Gene Wolfe. First novel. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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8709 Kuszewski, Stanislaw CONTEMPORARY POLISH FILM
Warsaw: Interpress Publishers, 1978. First edition. Hardcover. Very good plus with staining to the fore-edges, slightly splayed covers faded at the edges; in dust jacket showing edge wear with small nicks and creases to the crown of the spine and rear panel, and a short closed edge tear to the front and rear. 
An examination of the history of the Polish film industry, generously illustrated with color and black-and-white film stills. With looks at filmmakers and major Polish films including THE SARAGOSSA MANUSCRIPT as well as television and animation. 127 pp. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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8710 Kuttner, Henry FURY
New York: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, (1950). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very very close to fine, in green boards with dark-green top-edge coloring; in an illustrated dust jacket that shows some mild nicking, a few short closed edge tears, light age-toning. A nice copy. 
"The best, and the best-known of Kuttner's long stories."--Tuck. Written with miminal collaboration from his wife C.L. Moore, and originally published serially in three 1947 issues of ASF as by Lawrence O'Donnell. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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8711 Kuttner, Henry & C.L. Moore DETOUR TO OTHERNESS
Royal Oak, Michigan: Haffner Press, 2010. 1893887189 First edition, first printing. One of 1000 copies printed. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. Still in the publisher's unopened shrinkwrap. The jacket cover features an unpublished painting by Richard Powers. Thick octavo. 568 pages. 
Massive collection of twenty-four stories assembling the contents of both BYPASS TO OTHERNESS and RETURN TO OTHERNESS, and adds eight additional tales of science-fantasy and terror. Introduction by Robert Silverberg; Afterword by Frederik Pohl. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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8712 Kyle, Duncan STALKING POINT
New York: St. Martin's, (1982). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Former owner's blind stamp to the title page, else a near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with mere traces of shelfwear. 

Price: 15.00 USD
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8713 Kyne, Peter B. TIDE OF EMPIRE
New York: Cosmopolitan Book Corporation, 1928. First edition, first printing. Illustrated by W. Smithson Broadhead. Hardcover. Faint offsetting to endsheets, else a nice, near fine copy in green cloth with apricot stamping; in an illustrated dust jacket with interior chip to spine panel, general wear, shallow chipping, nicking, minor fading. 
Gold rush yarn centering on Irish adventurer Dermod D'Arcy and his "queer medley of comrades"--an AWOL British surgeon, a renegade New England minister, a crew of liberated jailbirds, and lovely Josepha, daughter of aristocrat Don Jose. Scarce in jacket. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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8714 Kythe, Prem K.; Puri, Pratap; Schaferkotter, Michael R. PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS AND MATHEMATICA
Boca Raton: CRC Press, (1997) 0849378532 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in black laminated boards; no dust jacket. 
A challenging and instructive beginner's course on partial differential equations, providing comprehensive and systematic coverage of the basic theory and applications. 378 pages; figures, appendices, glossary, bibliography, index. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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8715 L'Engle, Madeleine AN ACCEPTABLE TIME
New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, (1989). 0374300275 First edition, first printing. Jacket by Charles Mikolaycak. Hardcover. Tiny dot of virtually invisible stain to upper page edges, yellow-inked initials to half-title, thus near fine, in carmine cloth with silver spine stamping; in a price-clipped, mildly age-toned, very good plus dust jacket that shows fading to spine panel. 
"For this time-slip novel, L'Engle again reaches into her bag of weird and wonderful knowledge, blending snippets of tantalizing information from a variety of disciplines--history, natural history, physics and Christian metaphysics."--PW. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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8716 La Barre, Harriet BLACKWOOD'S DAUGHTER
New York: St. Martin's, (1990). First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. 
Review copy with materials laid in. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8717 La Farge, Oliver THE MAN WITH THE CALABASH PIPE
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1966. First edition. Hardcover. Dime-sized, barely discernible stain to bottom of front board, otherwise fine in near fine price-clipped dust jacket. 
A collection of La Farge's weekly columns in "The New Mexican," edited by Winfield Townley Scott. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8718 La Farge, Oliver YELLOW SUN, BRIGHT SKY: The Indian Country Stories of Oliver La Farge
Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, (1988). First edition. Hardcover. Very fine in dust jacket. 
Edited and with an introduction by David L. Caffey. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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8719 La Fountaine, George THE LONG WALK
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1986). First edition. Hardcover. Slight spine slant, else near fine in lightly soiled and shelfworn dust jacket. 

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8720 La Plante, Lynda ABOVE SUSPICION
New York: Simon & Schuster, (2006). 0743284801 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
Young detective Anna Travis has been assigned to her first murder case--and it couldn't be a more shocking, more horrific set of killings. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8721 La Plante, Richard LEOPARD
New York: Forge, (1994). First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
From the author of MANTIS. Review copy with materials laid in. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8722 Labica, Georges MARXISM AND THE STATUS OF PHILOSOPHY
Sussex/New Jersey: The Harvester Press/The Humanities Press, (1980). 0391019538 First edition in English. Hardcover. Fine in royal-blue linen with gilt titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket. 397 pages; chronological table from 1835-1848; and bibliography. 
Translated from the French by Kate Soper and Martin Ryle, this is the 13th book in the Marxist Theory and Contemporary Capitalism series. An extensive study examining the formative years as Marx and Engels strove to transcend German tradition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8723 Lacey, Peter LIMIT
New York: Doubleday, (1989). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. 

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8724 Lackey, Ivan WHO AM I? Asks the Alcoholic: A Study Based on Concepts a Recovering Alcoholic Heard, Heeded, and Now Teaches
Hicksville, New York: Exposition Press, (1975). 0682481998 First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed and SIGNED by the author. Hardcover. Ownership name and address to the front endpaper, mild tanning to the pastedown endpapers, else near fine in gilt-titled blue cloth; in a lightly shelfworn and rubbed dust jacket with mild fading to the spine titles. Octavo. 224 pages. 
"The disease concept of alcoholism, the principles and steps toward sobriety described herein are valid--for I have seen them work. A much needed book."--Russell L. Gould, M.D. Very scarce book published in a small quantity by this "vanity" publisher. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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8725 Lackey, Mercedes ALTA
New York, NY: Daw Books, Inc./Donald A. Wollheim, Founder, (2004). 0756402166 Book Club edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Second in Dragon Jousters series where wizards and dragons have a social struggle. In this second installment, newly escaped Vetch is back home teaching others how to tame newly hatched dragons, so they don't have to be drugged into submission. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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8726 Lackey, Mercedes STORM WARNING: Book One of the Mage Storms
New York: Daw Books, Inc., (1994). 0886776112 First edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Hint of soiling to fore-edge, else near fine in a like illustrated dust jacket. With a very pretty, full-color, wraparound, Gustav Klimt-inspired jacket painting by Jody A. Lee. 
The beginning of the second trilogy of war-ravaged Valdemar, follow-up to the bestselling MAGE WINDS trilogy. Queen Selenay is trying to form a peace with neighboring Karse, but after centuries of war, it is not going to be easy. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8727 Lackey, Mercedes FOUR & TWENTY BLACKBIRDS: Bardic Voices Book IV
(New York): Baen, (1997). 0671878530 Book Club edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
In the city of Haldene, constable Tal Rufen ponders a string of brutal murders. The victims are all poor street-musician girls. He finds that someone has orchestrated the murders as a means of enhancing his magical powers. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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8728 Lackey, Mercedes FOUNDATION: The Collegium Chronicles
New York, NY: Daw Books, Inc./Donald A. Wollheim, Founder, (2008). 0756405246 First edition, first printing. New, fresh from the Publisher! Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. NEW. 
In this chronicle of the early history of Valdemar, a thirteen year-old orphan escapes a life of slavery in the gem mines when he is chosen to be trained as a Herald. He discovers unknown talents and witnesses the founding of the Heralds’ Collegium. 
Price: 25.95 USD
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8729 Lackey, Mercedes JOUST
New York: Daw Books, Inc./Donald A. Wolheim, Founder, (2003). 0756401224 Book Club edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket illustrated by Judy Lee. First book in the Dragon Jousters series. 
Lackey combines meticulously detailed dragon lore with emotionally intense, realistic human characters. A young slave and warrior--one of a few who can ride a dragon--dreams of becoming a jouster and liberating his homeland of Alta. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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8730 Lackey, Mercedes & Dixon, Larry THE WHITE GRYPHON
New York, N.Y.: Daw Books, Inc., [1995]. 0886776317 Book club edition. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket with wraparound jacket painting by Jody A. Lee. 
"Fantasy novel, book two of The Mage Wars trilogy, part of the Valdemar series, with interior illustrations by Larry Dixon"--LOCUS. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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8731 Lackey, Mercedes & Edghill, Rosemary SPIRITS WHITE AS LIGHTNING
(Riverdale, New York): Baen, (2001). 0671318535 Book club edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Cover illustration by Stephen Hickman. 
Fifth book in the Bedlam's Bard series. "Lackey is one of the best storytellers in the field, and [BEDLAM'S BARD] is among her best."--LOCUS. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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8732 Lackey, Mercedes; Edghill, Rosemary MAD MAUDLIN
(New York, N.Y.): Baen, (2003). 0743471431 Book Club edition. Hardcover. Fine in black boards with gilt titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket illustrated by Steve Hickman. 
"Eric Banyon finds some new surprises have popped up in his muddled existence as a human artist, magical Bard and former Juilliard student."--PW. The sixth tale of Eric the Bard, better known as Bedlam's Bard. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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8733 LaFarge, Paul HAUSSMANN, OR THE DISTINCTION
New York: Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, (2001). 0374168334 First edition: Advance Reading Copy. Proof. Fine in glossy, color illustrated wraps. 
The San Francisco author's second novel is narrated by the great modern urban architect of Paris in the nineteenth century, Baron Georges-Eugene Haussmann. Inspired by the Baron's dying remark, "Would that it had died with me" LaFarge creates this story. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8734 Laffan, Kevin TWO PLAYS BY KEVIN LAFFAN
Lewes, Sussex: The Book Guild Limited, (1983). 0863320171 First edition. Hardcover. A trifle musty, else fine in a like illustrated dust jacket. SIGNED by the author to the front free endpaper with a lengthy inscription to theatre and TV director Paul Lazarus, whom Laffan encourages to direct one of the plays herein. 
Pair of stage plays (THE DREAMS OF TREVOR STAINES and CUT IN EBONY) by the creator of the enormously successful British TV soap, EMMERDALE FARM (now known as EMMERDALE)--which has been on the air continuously since 1972. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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8735 Lafferty, R.A. GOLDEN GATE and Other Stories
Minneapolis, Minnesota: Corroboree Press, 1982. First edition, first printing. One of 1000 numbered copies, SIGNED by the author. Hardcover. Fine in gilt-stamped maroon cloth, as issued without dust jacket. 
"Lafferty collection including some of his best stories, none of which had been collected up to that time."--Owings & Chalker. Illustrated with tipped-in color plates by Phil Foglio, Kenneth Smith, Freff, Joan Hankewoods, Doug Rice, and Todd Hamilton. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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8736 Lafferty, R.A. THROUGH ELEGANT EYES: Stories of Austro and the Men Who Know Everything
Minneapolis, Minnesota: Corroboree Press, 1983. First edition, first printing. One of 1000 numbered copies SIGNED by the author. Hardcover. Fine in gilt-stamped maroon cloth, as issued without dust jacket. 
Previously uncollected stories. Illustrated with tipped-in color plates by Joe Staten. Matching volume with the Corroboree Press limited edition of GOLDEN GATE and Other stories. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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8737 Lagerkvist, Par THE ETERNAL SMILE: And Other Stories
New York: Random House, (1954). First U.S. edition. Translated from the Swedish by Alan Blair, Erik Mesterton, Denys W. Harding and Carl Eric Lindin. Hardcover. Upper spine end lightly bumped, else near fine in midnight-blue cloth with multi-color titles to the spine; in a lightly age-toned dust jacket, with light wear to the spine panel, and shelfwear and short tears to upper spine and upper front panel edges. 
A significant collection representing twenty-one premiere stories by the leading modern Swedish author and Nobel Prize-winning novelist, playwright and poet. The acclaimed philosophical title story asks and answers questions of life and death. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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8738 Lahr, John THE AUTOGRAPH HOUND
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1973. 0394480937 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Remainder emblem to lower page edges, else near fine, in beige cloth with blind-stamping to front, gilt-stamping to spine, yellow upper page edge tint; lightly worn, mildly soiled, about near fine dust jacket with short creased tear to lower rear panel. 
Debut novel from the esteemed theatre critic and journalist, son of Bert Lahr. "A funny, moving, terrifying portrait of the dream life of America--haunting, beautifully written."--Arthur Kopit. SIGNED by the author. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8739 Lahue, Kalton C. LADIES IN DISTRESS
South Brunswick and New York/London: A.S. Barnes and Company/Thomas Yoseloff, Ltd, (1971). 0498076342 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Faint soil-stain to upper page edges, near fine in bright lime-green linen with gilt titles to the spine; in a very good plus dust jacket with mild creases to the upper shelf edge and short tears to the spine ends. Tall octavo. 
The silent film expert selected 40 representative heroines including Mary Pickford, Mary Astor, Greta Garbo, Clara Bow, Norma Shearer, Gloria Swanson and Alice Terry for an historical look at a particular art form of acting. Abundant photo-illustrations. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8740 Laiken, Deidre S. KILLING TIME IN BUFFALO
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, (1990). 0316512230 First edition. Hardcover. Very nearly fine with a remainder mark to the lower page edges, in an illustrated dust jacket. 
The second novel from Laiken who won an Edgar Award for her first, DEATH AMONG STRANGERS. During the summer of 1967, two University of Buffalo students get caught in a strange web of mystery, drugs and murder. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8741 Laing, Alexander MATTHEW EARLY
New York. Duell, Sloan and Pearce, (1957). First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in pictorial dust jacket that shows a very short closed edge tear, some very minor nicking and edgewear, along with some light rubbing, most noticeably to spine and rear panels. 
Rousing romantic sea-going adventure set in the late 18th Century follows the eponymous American sea captain as he contends with a voluptuous Maltese refugee, an abolitionist school sweetheart, the opium dens of Calcutta, and the open sea in a small boat. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8742 Laing, Lloyd and Jennifer THE ORIGINS OF BRITAIN
London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, (1980). 0710004311 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
A volume in the "Britain Before The Conquest" series consisting of five volumes each complete in itself; the series as a whole forms a complete history of early Britain. Illustrated with plates, maps, figures, and tables. 197 pages with an index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8743 Laird, Brian Andrew TO BURY THE DEAD
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1997). 0312152248 First edition. Hardcover. Very fine in pictorial dust jacket. 
Vietnam vet Gray Napoleon runs into trouble when he agrees to go to Los Angeles to bring back the body of Ryder, his O'odham Indian friend. A novel of suspense by the Arizona author of BOWMAN'S LINE. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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8744 Lakhtakia, Akhlesh, editor MODELS AND MODELERS OF HYDROGEN
Singapore: World Scientific, (1996). First edition. Hardcover. Pen markings and underlining on pages 63-79, otherwise near fine in a lightly rubbed dust jacket. 
Through nine essays and one interview, this academic work shows the grandeur of 20th century physics on the models and basic modelers of matter: the hydrogen atom. 424 pages, with tutorial mathematical treatments and many illustrations. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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8745 Laki, K., editor THE BIOLOGICAL ROLE OF THE CLOT-STABILIZING ENZYMES: Transglutaminase and Factor XIII
New York: The New York Academy of Sciences, (1972). First edition: Trade Paperback Original. Trade Paperback. Very slight bump to upper spine edge, minor rubbing to covers, mild age-toning to spine, else near fine in blue and white wraps. 
348 pages; figures, tables, references. A collection of essays covering clot-stabilizing enzymes and their precursors, the mode of action of transglutaminase, the fibrin cross-linking plasma enzyme, and other topics. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8746 Lalou, Etienne THE ORION BOOK OF THE SUN
(New York): The Orion Press, (1960). First edition in English. Hardcover. Near fine in an illustrated dust jacket. 
107 pages; with over fifty illustrations, twelve in full color. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8747 Lamar, Jake RENDEZVOUS EIGHTEENTH
New York: St. Martin's Minotaur, (2003). 0312289200 First edition: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. One inch-long hairline crack to front cover, else near fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"Always a witty and astute social observer, Jake Lamar illuminates the interaction of French locals with Americans abroad, some of them on the lam, in a suspenseful and funny thriller . . ."--Diane Johnson. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8748 Lamb, Hugh, editor RETURN FROM THE GRAVE
New York: Taplinger Publishing Company, (1977). 0800867823 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Text block tanned (as usual), else a fine copy in blue boards with spine titles gilt; in a price-clipped, lightly age-toned illustrated dust jacket. 
Twenty rare stories are exhumed from the tombs of macabre fiction and presented in this thematic collection that includes stories from A.C. & R.H. Benson, John Blackburn, Ramsey Campbell, August Derleth, Poe, Eleanor Scott, H.R. Wakefield, and others. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8749 Lamberson, Gregory PERSONAL DEMONS
Charleston: Broken Umbrella Press, (2005). 0975468049 First edition, first printing: Trade paperback. Trade Paperback. Fine in pictorial wraps. 
First novel by the East Coast filmmaker and award-winning author. Winner of the Anubis Award for Horror. This is the true first trade paperback printing of the novel which was reprinted in 2009 by Medallion Press. Inscribed and SIGNED by the author! 
Price: 50.00 USD
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8750 Lambert, Derek THE RED DOVE
New York: Stein and Day, (1983). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Lightly bumped corner tips, else a near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with traces of shelfwear to the edges. 

Price: 12.50 USD
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8751 Lambert, Derek THE GOLDEN EXPRESS
New York: Stein and Day, (1984). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Lightly bumped corner tips, else a near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with traces of shelfwear. 

Price: 12.50 USD
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8752 Lambert, Derek THE JUDAS CODE
New York: Stein and Day, (1984). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 

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8753 Lambert, Eliose and Pei, Mario OUR NAMES: Where They Came From and What They Mean
New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co., Inc, (1960). B000HCBS20 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild uniform offsetting to the front endpaper, overall a near fine copy in dust jacket lightly tanned at the spine with a short closed tear to the upper front panel. Jacket by Gil Miret. 
Part I: FIRST NAMES. Part II: FAMILY NAMES. Part III: THING NAMES. Octavo. 192 pages, index. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8754 Lambert, Gavin THE GOODBY PEOPLE
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1971). 671208209 First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in orange cloth; in an illustrated dust jacket with minor wear to the extremities. 
The story of a decidedly odd collection of Los Angeleans: a hippie drifter, a famous movie actress, a biker, failed mystics, and devout sun-worshippers. Lambert is the author of INSIDE DAISY CLOVER and THE SLIDE AREA. 
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8755 Lambert, Gavin THE SLIDE AREA: Scenes of Hollywood Life
New York: The Viking Press, (1959). 0670651656 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Messily inked out inscription to front free endsheet--thus only very good; in black cloth with yellow, fuschia and silver stamping; spine titling substantially rubbed; lacking the dust jacket. 
Loosely connected collection of short stories, the British-born author and screenwriter's first work of fiction. A Hollywood fiction cornerstone. 
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8756 Lambert, Mark O., editor ADVENTURE MYSTERY TALES: Volume #1
(Des Moines, IA): (Hidalgo Publishing Company), (2000). 0964100401 First edition, first printing: a large format softcover. 8.5x11 inches. Large format softcover. Fine, a new book, in slick, illustrated, cardstock wraps. 
First issue of a periodical devoted to contemporary pulp-style fiction, with tales by Joseph A. McCullough V, Kevin Olson, Joel Jenkins, Seth Kallen Dietch. Cover art by Tim Faurote. Illustrations by Jeff Fraker. 
Price: 10.95 USD
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8757 Lambert, Mercedes DOGTOWN
(New York): Viking, (1991). 0670834793 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"DOGTOWN is a crackerjack novel with insight into the human condition."--John Lutz. Lambert's debut introduces the duo of attorney Whitney Logan and her chicana prostitute sidekick, Lupe, in a story of "...drugs, danger, and dog-eat-dog politics." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8758 Lambert, Mercedes SOULTOWN
(New York): Viking, (1996). 0670866849 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine in dust jacket. 
Douglas Anne Munson published two mystery novels under the name of Mercedes Lambert, DOGTOWN (1991) and SOULTOWN, featuring a streetwise duo of Whitney Logan, Esq. and Lupe Ramos in Los Angeles. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8759 Lambert, Mercedes SOULTOWN
(New York): Viking, (1996). 0670866849 First edition, first printing. Dated and SIGNED by the author! Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Douglas Anne Munson published two mystery novels under the name of Mercedes Lambert, DOGTOWN (1991) and SOULTOWN, featuring a streetwise duo of Whitney Logan, Esq. and Lupe Ramos in Los Angeles. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8760 LaMon, Jacqueline Jones IN THE ARMS OF ONE WHO LOVES ME
New York: One World/Ballantine Books, (2002). 0345447190 First edition. Hardcover. One corner very lightly bumped, else nearly fine in a fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
This novel follows the lives of two black professionals whose paths cross quite unexpectedly as they try to juggle ambition, careers, and romance. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8761 Lamsley, Terry CONFERENCE WITH THE DEAD
San Francisco & Portland: Night Shade Books, (2005). 1597800015 First edition thus, first printing: Iimited issue, one of 175 copies SIGNED by author Lamsley and introducer Campbell. Hardcover. Fine, a new book, in a fine, new dust jacket. With an introduction by Ramsey Campbell, jacket design by J.K. Potter. Originally published in a 500 copy edition by Ash-Tree Press. 
"This is a major book by one of the major living talents in the field."--Campbell. "As this volume aptly attests, Terry Lamsley is a master of the modern ghost story and a worthy successor to M.R. James."--Stephen Jones. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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8762 Lanagan, Margo TENDER MORSELS
New York: Alfred A Knopf, (2008). 0375848118 First edition, first printing. New, fresh from the publisher! Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. NEW! 
"Lanagan explores the savage and the gentlest sides of human nature, and how they coexist."--PW. 'Building her tale on a mythic scaffolding, the author asks timeless questions about what it is to be human.' 
Price: 16.99 USD
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8763 Lanagan, Margo BLACK JUICE
(New York, NY): EOS/An imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, (2005). 0060743905 First U.S. (and first hardcover) edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
This collection of young adult dark-fantasy short stories includes a World Fantasy Award-winning story. The Hugo and Nebula nominated Australian writer tales are "exceptional, strange, strong, and beautifully written."--David Almond. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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8764 Lanagan, Margo WHITE TIME
(New York, NY): EOS/An imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, (2006). 006074393X First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Minor production crimping to spine ends, else fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
The author of the award-winning story collection BLACK JUICE, "deftly navigates a new set of worlds in which the boundaries between reality and possibility are paper-thin . . . and sometimes disappear altogether." 
Price: 10.00 USD
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8765 Lanchester, John THE DEBT TO PLEASURE
New York: Henry Holt and Company, (1996). 0805043888 First U.S. edition, first printing. This copy SIGNED by the author to the title-page. Hardcover. Fine in illustrated boards; in a fine, peekaboo die-cut dust jacket. 
"Diabolically clever...this purported 'unconventional' cookbook-cum-memoir is a brilliant portrait of its narrator, a man whose professed gentility conceals a cold-blooded obsession and a sinister agenda."--Publishers Weekly. Lanchester's debut. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8766 Lancman, Eli CHINESE PORTRAITURE
Rutland, Vermont & Tokyo, Japan: Charles E. Tuttle Company, (1966). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in loosely-woven ruby-colored cloth, embossed in black with device to front cover, lettered in gilt and black to spine, colored endpapers, in illustrated dust jacket; housed in cardboard slipcase with printed wraparound paper label. Quarto. 
Charming b&w chapter heads and sixty-six illustrations, eight in color, highlight this lovely production. Lancman makes the point that in Chinese portraits the artist attempts to render a portrait of the subject's soul. Sources, bibliography, index. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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8767 Lancour, George THE WAR MACHINES OF KALINTH
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1977. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Remainder spray to lower page edges, else fine in black-lettered ochre boards; in a near fine illustrated dust jacket with faint crease to spine panel. Jacket art by Steve Marcesi. 
The 2nd Saga of Dirshan, the God-Killer, the Conan-like barbarian warrior whose adventures began in THE LERIOS MECCA. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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8768 Lanctot, Neil FAIR DEALING AND CLEAN PLAYING: The Hilldale Club and the Development of Black Professional Baseball, 1910-1932
Jefferson, North Carolina and London: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, (1994). 0899509886 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in grey cloth with white titles; no dust jacket, as issued. Octavo. 298 pages; appendices, notes, bibliography, and an index. Illustrated with photographs. 
The Hilldale Club of Darby, Pennsylvania (a Philadelphia suburb), was the dominant team in black baseball during the 1920s. "...a thorough history...goes beyond player profiles and anecdotes...."-Dugout. Scarce! 
Price: 75.00 USD
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8769 Landau, L.D. and Lifshitz, E.M. STATISTICAL PHYSICS
Reading, Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc., 1958. B0000CK18Q First edition in English. Hardcover. Ownership names to the front endpaper, some minor shelfwear, else very good, unmarked in charcoal cloth with gilt spine rules and titles to a red panel; in a mildly shelfworn dust jacket with a small chip to the crown of the spine. Octavo. 484 pages. 
Fifth volume in the author's 10-volume COURSE OF THEORETICAL PHYSICS--this volume being devoted to an exposition of statistical physics and thermodynamics. This edition has been completely revised by the authors. With 67 figures. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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8770 Landis, J.D. THE TAKING
New York: Ballantine Books, (2003). 034545006X First edition: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
The author of LONGING brings together a cast of characters within a cluster of towns in New England's Swift River Valley, an area soon to be purposely flooded to create a reservoir, an event which will uproot families, histories, and identities. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8771 Landis, Jill Marie SUMMER MOON
New York: Ballantine Books, (2001). 0345440390 First edition: Review copy, with materials laid into a glossy blue publisher's folder. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
This hardcover debut by the author with a gift for writing women's fiction is set in 1870s Texas and features a mail order bride, a Texas Ranger, and a wild young commanche boy. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8772 Landis, Jill Marie MAGNOLIA CREEK
New York: Ballantine Books, (2002). 0345440412 First edition: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid into a separate promotional folder. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
After hearing false news of her recent husband's death in the civil war, the young widow returns to Kentucky and begins a new life. After the civil war ends, the "widow's" husband returns and a difficult and forgiving love story begins. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8773 Landon, Louise (pseudonym of Louise Platt Hauck) A LITTLE AVERSION
Philadelphia: The Penn Publishing Company, [1934]. B0006AMNF4 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very good minus: heavy bumping to lower front corner tip, spine slant, spotting to covers, wear at extremities, a short tear to page 8, mild soiling to page edges; no dust jacket. 
Novel that begins with young Laurie Colby travelling to Central City Colorado, to see THE MERRY WIDOW under the direction of Robert Edmund Jones. By the prolific Louise Platt Hauck under pseudonym. The title is a quote from Sheridan's THE RIVALS. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8774 Landreth, Marsha CLINIC FOR MURDER
New York: Walker, (1993). First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
A Dr.Samantha Turner novel. SIGNED by the author. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8775 Landreth, Marsha VIAL MURDERS
New York: Walker and Company, (1995). 0802731996 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
The third entry in the Doctor Samantha Turner mystery series. "Marsha Landreth has created a heroine who is intelligent, beautiful, compassionate and gutsy."--William Hjortsberg. Inscribed and SIGNED by the author. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8776 Landshoff, Peter and Metherell, Allen SIMPLE QUANTUM PHYSICS
New York: Cambridge University Press, (1979). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
This textbook is suitable for students of physics, mathematics, and engineering. Subjects covered include Schrodinger's equation, the hydrogen atom and molecule, masers and lasers, transistors, and molecular binding. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8777 Landvik, Lorna THE TALL PINE POLKA
New York: Ballantine Books, (1999). 0345433173 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Culture clash ensues when Hollywood comes calling on the small northwoods town of Tall Pine, Minnesota in this "lyrical, funny, idiosyncratic tale...." By the author of PATTY JANE'S HOUSE OF CURL and YOUR OASIS ON FLAME LAKE. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8778 Lane, Andy THE BABYLON FILE
(London): Virgin, (1997). 0753500493 Reprint: Paperback original. Mass market paperback. Tiny corner creases to front and rear covers, light spine creases, heavy rubbing to spine, an about near fine copy in illustrated wraps. 
"The definitive unauthorized guide to J. Michael Straczynski's BABYLON 5. 428 pages, including index. A chunky pocket-sized paperback. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8779 Lane, Cecil T. SUPERFLUID PHYSICS
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1962. First edition. Hardcover. Minor shelf edge rubbing, else near fine in green linen with gilt titles and rules on a deep-green panel to the spine; in a very good plus, rubbed and slightly shelf-worn dust jacket with edge nicks and very short edge tears. 226 pages; appendices; index. 
SIGNED to the front endpaper by Thomas Geballe of the Gemini Observatory in Hawaii. Geballe is one of a team of 3 scientists who discovered frozen molecular hydrogen (formerly assumed to exist only as gas) in a Milky Way stellar nursery cloud. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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8780 Lane, Denis and Carol McCrory Lane, editors MODERN IRISH LITERATURE
New York: Ungar, (1988). 0804431442 First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in printed dust jacket. 736 pages, authors included, periodicals used, bibliographies, copyright acknowledgments, index to critics. 
A volume in the Library of Literary Criticism series. A collection of critical works about eighty-seven of the most important Irish authors, and their crucial writings, arranged chronologically under each author's name. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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8781 Lang, Andrew THE CHRONICLES OF PANTOUFLIA: Prince Prigio and Prince Ricardo of Pantouflia
Boston: David R. Godine Publisher, (1981). 0879233583 First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine in red linen with gilt titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket illustrated, from a marvelous watercolor of the moon putting the sun to bed, by Jeanne Titherington. 
These two classic novella fairy tales by Lang are in beautiful harmony with this first book illustration by Jeanne Titherington. The artist has created numerous, evocative, soft black-and-white pieces that fascinate the eye and tease the imagination. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8782 Langdon, D.W. & Warrington, E.K. VESPAR: Verbal and Spatial Reasoning Test
Hove/Hilldale: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers: (1995). 0863773656 First edition, first printing. Fine, as new; in printed vinyl ring-bound loose-leaf binder, with several sets of scoring sheets and order forms tucked into clear vinyl corner slots at rear and front; housed in printed vinyl slipcase. 
"A new test of inductive reasoning for adults who have suffered organic brain disease." 96 cardstock pages of tests, 24-page manual, and additional materials. As-new, with the brown paper seal still surrounding the textblock! 
Price: 150.00 USD
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8783 Lange, Kelly DEAD FILE
(New York): The Mysterious Press/Warner Books, (2003). 089296751X First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"Maxi Poole, Kelly Lange's reporter/sleuth, says and does things that Lange could never get away with in real life and keep her job. It's great fun!"--Dominick Dunne. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8784 Lange, Kelly TROPHY WIFE
New York: Simon & Schuster, (1995). 0684801914 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
SIGNED by the author, TV anchor-woman to the title-page. Lange's debut novel is set in Los Angeles and features Devin Yorke, a beautiful, brainy woman suspected of killing her husband. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8785 Lange, Vladimir FATAL MEMORIES
Moscow/Los Angeles: Red Square, (2005). 0976039818 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A techno-medical thriller shows what happens when science and medicine collide with business and politics affecting the balance of power in newly democratic Russia. Inscribed and SIGNED by the author, a former doctor and multi-media producer. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8786 Langer, Adam THE WASHINGTON STORY
New York: Riverhead Books, 2005. 1573223247 First edition, first printing. SIGNED by the author. Hardcover. Corner tips gently bumped, else fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Follow-up to Adam Langer's debut novel, CROSSING CALIFORNIA. "...Langer's unpretentious style, coupled with his immense talent for storytelling, rewards readers with a sequel worthy of its predecessor."--Gisele Toueg. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8787 Langer, Paul & Zasloff, Joseph J. NORTH VIETNAM AND THE PATHET LAO: Partners in the Struggle for Laos
Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1970. 674626753 First edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in grey cloth; in a dust jacket. 262 pages, six maps, five charts, notes, bibliography, and an index. 
A study of the relationship between North Vietnam and Laos from the end of World War II, which traces the origins, evolution, and leadership of the Pathet Lao organization, and argues that the conflict in Laos is more than a civil war. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8788 Langley, Pat, Herbert A. Simon, Gary L. Bradshaw, and Jan M. Zytkow SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY: Computational Explorations of the Creative Processes
Cambridge: The M.I.T. Press, (1987). First edition. Hardcover. A fine copy without dust jacket. 
The goal of this study is to provide a comprehensive theory of the processes that scientists employ in making scientific discoveries. 357 pages with a bibliography and indexes. Black cloth lettered in white on the spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8789 Langone, John J., editor MOLECULAR DESIGN AND MODELING: CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS: Part B, Antibodies and Antigens, Nucleic Acids, Polysaccharides, and Drugs
San Diego: Academic Press, Inc., (1991). 0121821048 First edition. Methods in Enzymology Volume 203. Hardcover. A couple margin marks to page V, else very nearly fine in green cloth with gilt lettering to the front cover and spine; no dust jacket. 764 pages, list of contributors, previous volumes in series, author index, and a subject index. 
A collection of papers on the study of enzymes; topics include antibody combining sites, antibody and antigen interactions, catalytic antibodies and vaccines, nucleic acids and polysaccharides, and drug design. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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8790 Langston, Aileen Lewers & J. Orton Buck, Jr., compilers PEDIGREES OF SOME OF THE EMPEROR CHARLEMAGNE'S DESCENDANTS, Volume II
(Cottonport, Louisiana): Order of the Crown of Charlemagne, 1974. 0806311630 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Inked ownership notation to the lower front pastedown endpaper, publisher's promotional folded-flyer neatly taped to the rear pastedown endpaper, near fine in an attractively bound combination of beige and gilt-embossed maroon cloth; no dust jacket. 
Royal octavo. 408 pages; indexes. Composed of more than seventy accepted lines of descent of then living people from the Emperor Charlemagne. Each line is carefully documented, generation by generation, and has been verified. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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8791 Langton, Jane MURDER AT MONTICELLO: A Homer Kelly Mystery
[New York]: Viking, (2001). 0892966319 First edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Very nearly fine in slick, illustrated wraps. With illustrations by the author. 
Langton's fifteenth Homer Kelly mystery brings the Harvard sleuth to Virginia for the bicentennial of Thomas Jefferson's presidency. While investigating the murders of local women, Kelly also investigates the life of Jefferson with a former student. 
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8792 Langton, Jane MEMORIAL HALL MURDER
New York: Harper and Row, (1978). First edition. Hardcover. Near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with one minute tear to the lower spine edge. 
A Detective Homer Kelly mystery. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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8793 Langton, Jane THE DANTE GAME
(New York, New York): Viking, (1991). 0670834394 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, a crisp, fresh, as-new copy in an illustrated dust jacket. 
"A veritable crash course in Dante and death, THE DANTE GAME not only adds to Florence's 'soaring fame,' it adds to Jane Langton's fame a new pinnacle of renown."--John McAleer. A Homer Kelly Mystery. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8794 Langton, Jane THE THIEF OF VENICE
(New York, New York): Viking, (1999). 0670882100 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in a price-clipped pictorial dust jacket. Jacket art by Gail Belenson. With illustrations by the author. 
Homer Kelly is lured to Venice for a rare book conference, wife Mary comes along, camera in tow--can murder be far behind? SIGNED by the author to the publisher's tipped-in leaf. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8795 Langton, Jane PAPER CHAINS
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, (1977). 0060236892 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in the Harper Crest pictorial binding; in a near fine, price-clipped dust jacket with art by Jane Langton. 
A young woman discovers a new world of experiences and fascinating friends during her first semester at college. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8796 Lanham, Edwin SLUG IT SLAY
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1946). Reprint. With the code [b 11 46] on copyright page. Hardcover. Area of dampstaining to lower rear cover, faint foxing to page edges, thus very good, in bright, gleaming black binding with gilt spine lettering; in a very good plus dust jacket: lightly edgeworn, mildly age-toned, faintly rubbed. 
"Tale of a publisher's sudden violent end is crammed with authentic operations in a New York city room...recommended for its occupational color and earnest puzzling."--NY Herald Tribune. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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8797 Lanham, Url THE BONE HUNTERS
New York: Columbia University Press, 1973. First edition. Hardcover. Very good in a rubbed and price-clipped dust jacket with a chip at the upper rear edge and pink mark on the rear panel. 
A book chronicling the first heroic age of American paleontology and the men's lives that evolved through it. Illustrated with numerous photographs. 285 pages including a bibliography and an index. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8798 Lanier, Sterling E. THE UNFORSAKEN HIERO
New York: A Del Rey Book/Ballantine Books, (1983). 0345310489 First edition. Hardcover. Mild dust soiling to top edge, else near fine; in lightly age-toned illustrated dust jacket. Dramatic cover painting of a warrior facing off against a rather scary giant slug by Darrell K. Sweet. 
The sequel to HIERO'S JOURNEY gives us more heroic adventures in the Unclean's war against humanity in Lanier's unique world of the far future. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8799 Lankford, Terrill Lee EARTHQUAKE WEATHER
New York: Ballantine Books, (2004). 0345467779 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. A new book! 
A veteran filmmaker and novelist now creates a riveting noir set in the power-mad jungle of Hollywood. "One of the best novels about the dark heart of Hollywood I’ve read."--Michael Connelly. SIGNED by the author at an event in our shop. 
Price: 24.95 USD
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8800 Lansdale, Joe R. FREEZER BURN
(New York): Mysterious Press/Warner Books, (1999). 089296703X First edition, first printing. Proof. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"Lansdale is a storyteller in the Texas tradition of outrageousness--but amped up to about 100,000 watts."--Houston Chronicle. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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