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9201 Lobel, Arnold, illustrations by THE COMIC ADVENTURES OF OLD MOTHER HUBBARD AND HER DOG
Englewood Cliff, New Jersey: Bradbury Press, (1968). First edition, first printing. Small square octavo: 6x7.5-inches. Hardcover. Erasure fade from pencilled price to front endsheet, else fine, in terra-cotta cloth with black illustration to front cover, black lettering to spine; in a near fine, faintly soiled pictorial dust jacket, with two tiny closed tears to upper rear panel. 
Extended version of the nursery rhyme, accompanied here by Lobel's playful illustrations: two- and three-color pre-separated pen and pencil drawings, reproduced in line and half-tone. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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9202 Lobel, Arnold, illustrator; Chapman, Carol, author THE TALE OF MESHKA THE KVETCH
New York: E. P. Dutton, (1980). 0525407456 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in beige linen with an illustration of Meshka stamped in black to the front cover and with titles stamped in black to the spine; in a fine, price-clipped dust jacket. Octavo. 
Lobel's illustrations drawn with a touch of vigorous humor make the reader take delight as Meshka's exaggerated complaints become horrific literal truths. After the kvetch learns to appreciate instead of complain, her world reverts to happy normality. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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9203 Lobel, Arnold; pictures by Anita Lobel A TREEFUL OF PIGS
(London): Julia MacRae Books, (1980). 0862030072 First U.K. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very mild foxing to the pages, minor wear to lower corner tip, still, near fine in color illustrated boards; no dust jacket. 
A lazy farmer is encouraged to change his ways by his creatively divisive wife and his newly acquired, gleeful pigs. Delightfully color-illustrated in story-board fashion by Anita Lobel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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9204 Lochte, Dick SLEEPING DOG
New York: Arbor House, (1985). 087795738X First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket. 
Inscribed and SIGNED to the front end paper by the author to a well-known book collector. "Dick Lochte's SLEEPING DOG . . . is a wonderfully literate witty novel. A fun book."--Gregory McDonald. The author's first mystery. Set in Los Angeles. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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9205 Lochte, Dick THE LAUGHING DOG
(New York): Arbor House/Morrow, (1988). 0877959412 Second printing. Hardcover. Previous owner's bookplate to pastedown, one corner tip very lightly bumped, else a near fine copy in dust jacket. 
A Leo Bloodworth and Serendipity Dahlquist novel. Inscribed and SIGNED by the author to the title-page. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9206 Locke, Charles O. THE TASTE OF INFAMY: The Adventure of John Killane
New York: W.W. Norton and Company, Inc., (1960). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket with very slight shelf wear. 

Price: 20.00 USD
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9207 Lockhart, J. C. REDISTRIBUTION REACTIONS
New York and London: Academic Press, 1970. First edition. Hardcover. Previous ownership label of physicist Daniel Deutsch on the front flyleaf, front upper corner tip bumped, otherwise a near fine copy in blue cloth; no dust jacket. 
173 pages, references, indexes. Formulas, equations, tables. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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9208 Lockridge, Frances and Richard A NORTH QUARTET: THE LONG SKELETON; MURDER IS SUGGESTED; MURDER HAS ITS POINTS; MURDER BY THE BOOK
Philadelphia/New York: J. B. Lippincott Company, [No date]. Book club edition. Printed with the code M04 on page 599. Hardcover. Near fine in dust jacket. 
Four novels featuring Pamela and Jerry North, the pair of sleuths immortalized in over twenty-five novels as well as radio and television series. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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9209 Lockridge, Richard OLD DIE YOUNG
New York: Lippincott and Crowell, (1980). First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. 

Price: 15.00 USD
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9210 Lockridge, Ross RAINTREE COUNTY
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company/The Riverside Press, 1948. First edition, first printing. Very good: light use, a tiny splash of white stain to lower rear cover, age-toning to pages; in a fair, price-clipped jacket: substantial nicking and edge-tears, chip to lower front panel, interior tears to spine panel, front flap detached, rubbing. 
Lockridge's massive, unconventional historical novel, tells its story through the device of a single day embedded with flashbacks. Lockridge committed suicide two months after publication. Filmed in 1957 with Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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9211 Loeffelholz, Mary EXPERIMENTAL LIVES: Women and Literature, 1900-1945.
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1992). 0805789766 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 256 pages, including index. With a foreword by Josephine Duncan. 
"Over and over again Loeffelholz goes directly to the heart of the difference women writers have made in the first half of our century...concise, theoretically informed, and often inspired survey of modern English-language writing by women."--Cary Nelson. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9212 Loffreda, Beth LOSING MATT SHEPARD: Life and Politics in the Aftermath of Anti-Gay Murder
New York: Columbia University Press, (2000). 0231118589 First edition, first printing: Review copy with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Loffreda--assistant prof at the University of Wyoming in Laramie and straight faculty advisor to the Gay Lesbian Transgender Association--observed, interviewed and researched to show the effects of the murder on the locals and its wider ramifications. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9213 Lofts, Norah REQUIEM FOR IDOLS
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1938. First U.S. edition. Hardcover. A fine fresh unread copy in grey and green two-toned boards with an attractive floral illustration in white to the front cover and white lettered and decorated spine; in a lightly tanned illustrated dust jacket with minor nicking to the spine ends. 
A seldom encountered title in an especially pleasing collector's copy. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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9214 Lofts, Norah HESTER ROON
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. 055208252X First U.S. edition. Blind embossed decorative blue spine cloth over pale rose boards with decoration and titles on a red paper spine label. Hardcover. Endsheets lightly tanned, else a near fine copy; in an attractively illustrated dust jacket with the dark green spine panel faded, mild soiling to the rear panel, and minor nicks to the extremities. Period jacket art by Rubin. 
A picaresque historical novel of Hester Roon, a beautiful English girl of dubious paternity, who falls into low company and is shipped off to the West Indies. Hester's integrity and strength transform her position with dramatic suddenness. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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9215 Lofts, Norah SILVER NUTMEG
GardenCity: Doubleday, 1947. Book club edition. Hardcover. Name on the front endpaper else very good plus in a light worn dust jacket. 

Price: 10.00 USD
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9216 Lofts, Norah RUPERT HATTON'S STORY
Nashville/Camden/New York: Thomas Nelson Inc., (1973). First U.S. edition. Illustrated by Anne and Janet Grahame Johnstone. Hardcover. Near fine in sand-colored cloth with black spine titles; in a lightly shelfworn illustrated dust jacket with a few tiny edge tears. 
In eighteenth-century England, despite his father's opposition, a boy's passion for the violin causes him to leave home and discover a new life. A young adult novel by the bestselling author who is best known for her biographical novels. Scarce. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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9217 Lofts, Norah QUEENS OF ENGLAND
Garden City, New York: Doubleday and Co., 1977. 0385127804 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket. 192 pages, eight color plates, and seventy-nine b&w plates. 
A history of the Queens of England from the golden age of Rome to the present, with profiles of over forty rulers, who either lead the country themselves, or was the Queen to a male monarch. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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9218 Lofts, Norah ANNE BOLEYN
New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, (1980). Reprint. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 

Price: 15.00 USD
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9219 Lofts, Norah CLAW
Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1982. First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. 
A novel about the ultimate violation. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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9220 Logan, Chuck VAPOR TRAIL
(New York, New York): HarperCollins Publishers, (2003). 0060185732 First edition: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
By the author of THE BIG LAW, THE PRICE OF BLOOD, and HUNTER'S MOON. "Logan's best book yet: terrific action scenes, deep, multilayered characters, and a plot that will keep your head spinning. Fantastic."--Vince Flynn. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9221 Logan, Chuck HOMEFRONT
(New York, N.Y.): HarperCollinsPublishers, (2005). 0060570202 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Methamphetamine abuse and school violence are the plot triggers for this thriller featuring former U.S. Army Major Nina Pyrce and her husband Phil Broker, a former undercover cop and Vietnam vet. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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9222 Logan, John A. THE VOLUNTEER SOLDIER OF AMERICA with Memoir of the Author and Military Reminiscences from General Logan's Private Journal
Chicago and New York: R.S. Peale & Company, Publishers, 1887. First edition, first printing. Tissue-guarded chromolithographic frontispiece. 24 illustrations. Hardcover. Bound in the publisher's blue cloth with embossed cover and spine illustrations and gilt titles. Mild shelfwear to the extremities, a few marks and faint stains to the rear cover, else very good plus, with inner hinges intact. Tall 8vo. 706 pages. 
John A. Logan served in the Mexican-American War and was a General in the Union Army in the American Civil War. He served the state of Illinois as a Senator and was an unsuccessful candidate for Vice President of the United States. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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9223 Logan, Margaret DEATHHAMPTON SUMMER
New York: Walker, (1988). First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with light toning to the panels. 
SIGNED by the author. The author's first novel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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9224 Logan, Margaret C.A.T. CAPER
New York: Walker, (1990). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a very good dust jacket with shelfwear and rubbing. 

Price: 15.00 USD
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9225 Logan, Margaret C.A.T. CAPER
New York: Walker, (1990). First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a very good dust jacket with shelfwear and rubbing. 

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9226 Logan, Margaret C.A.T. CAPER
New York: Walker, (1990). First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with shelfwear and a couple of nicks to front panel. 
SIGNED by the author. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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9227 Logan, Margaret THE END OF AN ALTRUIST
New York: St. Martin's, (1994). First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
SIGNED by the author. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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9228 Logsdon, Tom COMPUTERS & SOCIAL CONTROVERSY
(Rockville, Maryland): Computer Science Press, (1980). Reprint. Hardcover. Fine without dust jacket, as issued. 
A volume from the Computer Software Engineering Series. 400 pages including, historical perspectives, glossary, index, and an appendix. Illustrated. Pictorial hardcover binding. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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9229 Logue, Mary DARK COULEE
New York: Walker & Company, (2000). 0802733514 First edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in color illustrated wraps. 
The second book in the Claire Watkins, Deputy Sheriff series. Claire is looking for peace, but finds murder and turmoil in the small town of Fort St. Antoine, Wisconsin. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9230 Logue, Mary GLARE ICE
New York: Walker & Company, (2001). 0802733719 First edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in glossy illustrated wraps. 
Award-winning poet Mary Logue is the author of four crime novels, among them BLOOD COUNTRY, which introduced Clare Watkins, and DARK COULE, which won the 2000 Minnesota Book Award for Popular Fiction. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9231 Loh, Sandra Tsing IF YOU LIVED HERE, YOU'D BE HOME BY NOW
New York: Riverhead Books, 1997. 157322068X First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in a fine dust jacket. 
"By turns hilarious and rueful, this book is ultimately larger and more generous than satire. Tsing Loh takes on all of la comedie humaine. Honore de Balzac, watch your back."--Henry Alford. SIGNED by the author. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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9232 Lohr, Robert THE CHESS MACHINE
New York: The Penguin Press, 2007. 1594201269 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. New from the publisher! Translated from the German by Anthea Bell. 
Löhr resurrects a chess-playing automaton in his generously imagined debut mystery. Set in 1770, a Baron in Hungary builds the chess engineering marvel. Löhr's eye for period detail and cast of eccentrics create an immersive and mirthful experience. 
Price: 24.95 USD
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9233 Lohrke, Eugene THE FIRST BUS OUT
New York/London: D. Appleton-Century Company, Incorporated, 1935. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Slightly shaken, pale foxing to endsheets, page edges, and scattered within; thus near fine, in black binding with silver lettering and rules; in a lightly used, rubbed and edgeworn illustrated dust jacket with a few minor nicks. 
The last shadowy ride of an oddly assorted group of passengers on the title bus--with no driver and no return ticket! Allegorical fantasy on themes of life and death. Lohrke was also the author of DEEP EVENING and OVERSHADOWED. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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9234 Lomask, Milton THE SECRET OF THE MARMALADE CAT
New York: Ariel Books, (1960). First edition. Hardcover. Very good plus in price-clipped dust jacket with slight shelfwear at the spine ends. 
Illustrated by Lili Cassel. The cat enters a locked room. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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9235 Lombreglia, Ralph MEN UNDER WATER: Stories
New York/London/Toronto/Sydney/Auckland: Doubleday, (1990). 038526335X First edition, first printing: agency copy, with Lynn Pleshette address label to half-title. Hardcover. Fine, in gilt-lettered blue cloth shelfback over green boards; in a fine, if lightly age-toned, illustrated dust jacket. Laid in is a signed note from Richard Green on Lynn Pleshette agency notepaper. 
"Fans of Ralph Lombreglia's beguiling stories will be delighted to have this first collection on their shelves. Readers who haven't made his acquaintance have a treat in store."--John Barth. Nine stories. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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9236 Lomperis, Timothy J. READING THE WIND: The Literature of the Vietnam War
Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1987. 0822307057 First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in orange cloth with gilt lettering to the spine; in an illustrated dust jacket. Jacket illustration a detail of ''Patrol'' by James Pollock. 174 pages, bibliographies, list of named participants, conference program, index. 
An interpretative critique with bibliographic commentary by John Clark Pratt. Published for the Asia Society. A collection of essays drawn from a conference on the Vietnam experience in American Literature. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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9237 London, Jack MARTIN EDEN
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1931. Reprint. A volume in the ''Sonoma Edition'' of the works of Jack London. Hardcover. Discreet name and date inked to front endsheet, faint foxing to upper page edges, else near fine, in red cloth with elaborate blind-embossed design and gilt lettering; no dust jacket. 
Nice vintage issue of London's "story of a young, uneducated, uncouth, but world-wise young man who struggles heroically to gain the affections of a young woman of 'class."'--James R. Elkins. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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9238 London, Jack BEFORE ADAM
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1962. First edition thus. Hardcover. Tiny splash of damp stain to upper page edges, else a near fine copy in rust cloth over yellow boards; in a lightly age-toned and mildly edgeworn pictorial dust jacket with a few tiny spots of abrasion to front panel. 
London's sf tale of pre-history in a dandy re-issue with introduction by Willy Ley, epilogue by Loren Eisley, and splendid wood-cut style jacket art and interior illustrations by Leonard Everett Fisher. Map-decorated endpapers. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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9239 London, Jack WORKS OF JACK LONDON
New York: Avenel Books, (1980). 0517309807 Omnibus illustrated edition. Hardcover. Better than very good plus, with pages tanned, as expected, in a similarly age-toned pictorial dust jacket. 
Unabridged collection of London's THE CALL OF THE WILD, WHITE FANG, THE SEA-WOLF, and forty short stories. With 83 illustrations reproducing the original artwork which accompanied the stories when first issued. Introduction by Paul J. Horowitz. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9240 London, Jack THE STAR ROVER
Mamaroneck, New York: AE/Aeon Publishing Company, 2000. 1893766012 First edition thus. An entry in Aeon's Reincarnation Library. Hardcover. Fine, in full blue cloth with gilt and silver lettering and devices; no dust jacket, as issued. 
Handsome, readable reissue of London's 1915 sf tale, "based partly on the reported revelations of one Ed Morell, who had experienced dissociation of mind from body under torture at San Quentin."--Clute and Nicholls. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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9241 London, Jack; edited by Howard Lachtman SPORTING BLOOD: Selections from Jack London's Greatest Sports Writing
(Novato, CA): Presidio Press, (1981). 0891411267 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a very lightly rubbed photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
Fascinating collection of pieces by "America's first celebrity sports journalist." Subjects include surfing, boxing, bull fighting, sailing, cards, fishing, hunting, sledding, more. 269 pages. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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9242 London, Rose ZOMBIE: The Living Dead
New York: Bounty Books, (1976). 0517525976 First hardcover edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in black boards; in a fine, illustrated dust jacket. 
Traces the history of the walking dead through their cinematic manifestations in the long, shuffling line of mummy and zombie films that have haunted audiences since the early days of the cinema. Generously illustrated in color and black-and-white. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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9243 Long, David THE FLOOD OF '64
New York: The Ecco Press, (1987). 0880011270 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket. 
The author's second collection of short stories. "David Long has a special talent for pulling taut the narrative thread. THE FLOOD OF '64 is quickened by his passionate concern for authenticity and thorough grasp of detail."--Louise Erdrich. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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9244 Long, David BLUE SPRUCE: Stories
New York: Scribner, (1995). 0684800330 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's letter laid in. Included is the advance reading chapbook, consisting of three stories. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
The author's first book, a collection of twelve short stories, mostly set in Montana. "David Long writes with enviable, evocative precision. The stories in BLUE SPRUCE are emotionally accurate, vivid, and a pure pleasure to read."--William Kittredge. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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9245 Long, Dwight SAILING ALL SEAS IN THE IDLE HOUR
(London): Adlard Coles Limited, (1974). 0229115462 Reprint. Mariners Library publication. Hardcover. Very mild bump to the lower spine edge, else near fine in pebbled blue boards with deep-blue titles and decorations to the spine; in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Small 8vo. 320 pages; 11 b&w plates; 2 diagrams; 1 double page map; and appendix. 
Long, a true sea-wanderer, tells the yarn of his well-sailed, stout little 32 foot craft, "Idle Hour," as it weathered hurricanes, avoided reefs and went traveling around the world to exotic far-off islands. Foreword by Alan Villiers. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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9246 Long, Frank B. THREE STEPS SPACEWARD
New York: Avalon Books/Thomas Bouregy and Company, Inc., (1963). B0007E9LFO First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Faint foxing to upper page edges and endsheets, else very nearly fine, in orange cloth with black spine titling; in a very good plus illustrated dust jacket with fading to the spine panel and upper front panel, mild wear, foxing, epecially to rear panel. 
"Adventure on Titan, jungle covered and with savages and telepathic animals."--Tuck. Jacket design by Ed Emshwiller. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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9247 Long, Frank Belknap THE EARLY LONG
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1975. 0385055633 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Speck of faint foxing to page fore-edges, remainder spray to lower page edges, otherwise bright, sharp, nearly fine, in black binding with yellow spine lettering; in a mildly age-toned, about near fine dust jacket, with a short tear to lower front. 
"Those who are familiar with FBL may count themselves fortunate indeed...their delight will be excelled only by those who are discovering, for the first time, the chilling creations of a master of fantasy and horror."--Robert Bloch. 17 stories. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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9248 Long, James FERNEY
New York: Bantam Books, (1999). 0553108441 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in laminated pictorial boards, and illustrated dust jacket with die-cut peek-a-boo window. 
American debut novel for the British novelist is a romantic fantasy and "A story of love and self-discovery that resonates across the ages."--Nicholas Evans. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9249 Longenecker, Stephen L. SELMA'S PEACEMAKER: Ralph Smeltzer and Civil Rights Mediation
Philadelphia: Temple University Press, (1987). 0877224897 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"Longnecker's valuable study of Ralph Smeltzer's important but little-known role in Selma, Alabama's mid-1960s civil rights struggle is a significant addition to our understanding of one of the black freedom struggle's most notable chapters."--D. Garrow. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9250 Longstreet, Stephen DECADE: 1929-1939
New York: Random House, (1940). First edition. Hardcover. A very good plus copy exhibiting some dust soiling and mild fading to the spine; bound in blue cloth lettered in gilt; in a heavily worn and rubbed dust jacket with a vertical spine crease, fading to spine, and nicking to all extremities. 
Saturday Review called this debut under the Longstreet rubric "brilliant." This copy bears a fond and amusing inscription to producer/director Fletcher Markle and his wife, actress Mercedes McCambridge (identified here as "the M's") SIGNED by Longstreet. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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9251 Longstreet, Stephen THE LION AT MORNING
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1954. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in lightly shelf-worn dust jacket with spine rubbing. 

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9252 Longstreet, Stephen, editor A TREASURY OF THE WORLD'S GREAT PRINTS FROM DURER TO CHAGALL: The Artists, Their Work, Their Lives and Times
New York: Simon & Schuster, (1961). Reprint. Hardcover. Fine with mild wear to spine head and tail; in a dust jacket which has slight age-toning, wear and small nicks to extremities--particularly on the spine, patches of ink lifted off front panel, and an impression of ink from another book on the back panel. 
232 prints in color and b&w, including frontispiece. This book brings together a superb collection of etchings, engravings, lithographs and woodcuts by the great artists of the world, past and present, with an account of each of their lives and work. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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9253 Longstreet, Stephen, text and drawings by THE WILDER SHORE: A Gala Social History of San Francisco's Sinners and Spenders, 1849-1906
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1968. B0006BUV0W First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Narrow band of fading at inner hinges of both sets of endsheets, mild abrasion to an upper corner tip, thus near fine, in silver-lettered blue cloth shelfback over lighter blue cloth covers; in a nearly fine, mildly age-toned, lightly worn dust jacket. 
"Longstreet weaves together unpublished letters, journals and daybooks, and his own colorful interpretation to give a spicy and revealing glimpse of San Francisco's past." 326 pages. Illustrated throughout with Longstreet's energetic line drawings. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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9254 Longworth, Gay DEAD ALONE
New York: St. Martin's Minotaur, (2003). 0312310617 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine in dust jacket. 
Leather-clad motorcycler Jessie Driver--a smart, young, hep, female London homicide detective--is on the trail of a serial killer in this first installment in the Detective Inspector Driver series. Longworth's third novel. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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9255 Longyear, Barry B. THE HOMECOMING
New York: A Byron Preiss Book/Walker and Company, (1989). 0802768636 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very nearly fine, in blue boards with gilt spine lettering; in an age-toned illustrated dust jacket. Cover painting by Alan M. Clark. 
Inhabitants of Earth from seventy million years ago return to reclaim their planet. A struggling advertising man doing his six-month reserve call-up duty for the Air Force is sent to negotiate for the future existence of a newly evolved species: humanity. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9256 Lonsdale, H.K. and Podall, H.E. editors REVERSE OSMOSIS MEMBRANE RESEARCH
New York/London: Plenum Press, 1972. First edition. Hardcover. Number '244' written on front endpaper, otherwise a fine copy without dust jacket. 
With its origin in the symposium on "Polymers for Desalination", this academic work also contains additional papers by other workers in the field, with emphasis on the application of reverse osmosis to water purification processes. 503 pages. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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9257 Lopate, Phillip PORTRAIT OF MY BODY
New York: Anchor Books/ Doubleday, (1996). 0385477104 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a photo-pictorial dust jacket. Jacket photography and design by Cheryl Cipriani. 325 pages. 
Inscribed and SIGNED by Lopate to the title-page. A collection of thirteen interconnected autobiographical essays, the final volume in a trilogy that began with BACHELORHOOD and continued with AGAINST JOIE DE VIVRE. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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9258 Lopes, Henri THE LAUGHING CRY: An African Cock and Bull Story
(New York): Reader's International, (1987). 0930523326 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Pages uniformly tanned, as expected, thus fine, in a fine dust jacket. With publisher's order card laid in. 
"A devastating comic portrait of African power politics today." Lopes is a winner of the French Grand Prix Litteraire de l'Afrique Noire. Translated by Gerald Moore. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9259 Lopes, Henri THE LAUGHING CRY: An African Cock and Bull Story
(New York): Reader's International, (1987). 0930523326 First edition in English. Hardcover. Pages uniformly tanned, as expected, thus fine, in a fine, illustrated dust jacket. 
"The author, a former prime minister of Congo-Brazzaville...offers a seamless blend of lyric sensuality and finely honed political satire."--PW. Translated from the French by Gerald Moore. Cover art and design by Jan Brychta. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9260 Lopez, Barry CROSSING OPEN GROUND
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1988). 0684188171 First edition. Hardcover. About fine, in a like illustrated dust jacket. Jacket painting ''Casting of Runes'' by Alan Magee. 
A collection of fourteen essays about man's relationship with land and nature by the American Book Award-winning author of ARCTIC DREAMS. SIGNED by Lopez to the half-title. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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9261 Lopez, Barry CROSSING OPEN GROUND
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1988). 0684188171 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in a like illustrated dust jacket. Jacket painting ''Casting of Runes'' by Alan Magee. 
"Lopez looks at flocks of geese, and bull riders, and the tracks of Arctic fox in the snow, and then he tells us about ourselves. He restores to us the name for what it is we want."--Philadelphia Inquirer. SIGNED by the author to the title-page. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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9262 Lorca, Frederico Garcia FOUR LORCA SUITES
(Los Angeles, California): 20 Pages, (1989). First U.S. edition. Light rubbing at the spine fold, else fine in stiff, slick, stapled wraps. 
Translated by Jerome Rothenberg. Number 2 in the 20 page series. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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9263 Lorde, Audre THE MARVELOUS ARITHMETICS OF DISTANCE: Poems, 1987-1992
New York/London: W.W. Norton & Company, (1993). 0393035131 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in full russet cloth with silver spine stamping; in a fine, as-new, illustrated dust jacket. 
39 poems written between 1987 and 1992. "This is poetry, a poet, of great power, a collection of almost unbearable poignancy."--Michelle Cliff. "The last work of a true poet."--Adrienne Rich. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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9264 Lorens, M.K. SORROWHEART
New York: Doubleday, (1993). First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 

Price: 25.00 USD
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9265 Lorenzini, Maria SEEDING DEMOCRACY
Berkeley, California: The Gillick Press, 1943. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Covers very very lightly splayed, else a fine copy in black boards with silver reverse title-block to front cover; in an age-darkened and soiled illustrated dust jacket. Square octavo. 
"A Collection of Poetic Impressions." Virginia Russ: "Her poems are strongly spiced with old world culture, with an underlay of earthiness and folkish mysticism, remindful of Selma Lagerlof." 64 pages. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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9266 Lorey, Dean NIGHTMARE ACADEMY
(New York, NY): HarperCollinsPublishers, (2007). 0061340421 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"Lots of fun and excitement...It’s Men in Black for kids. Pure entertainment"--Kirkus. "Rip-roaring monster slayings...readers will appreciate the book’s cinematic vividness...a straightforward thrill ride."--Bulletin. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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9267 Los Angeles Directory Co. THURSTON'S RESIDENCE AND BUSINESS DIRECTORY OF PASADENA, ALTADENA AND LAMANDA PARK
Los Angeles, Cal.: Los Angeles Directory Co., 1925. First edition. Hardcover. Very good plus to near fine: mild shelfwear to the original tan cloth covers and maroon cloth shelfback; publisher's advertisement lettering in gold, black, and red to the covers and advertising in black to all the shelf edges. Thick quarto. 925 pages. 
Subtitle: "Containing An Alphabetical List of Business Firms and Private Citizens; A Directory of the City and County Officials, Societies, Schools, Churches, Clubs, Etc.; A Street and Avenue Guide and Directory of Householders..." Scarce! 
Price: 500.00 USD
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9268 Losfeld, Eric, director; Caen, Michel & Romer, Jean-Claude, editors-in-chief MIDI-MINUIT FANTASTIQUE Number 7, September 1963: Actualite du Fantastique
Paris: Editions de le Terrain Vague, 1963.  Number 7, September 1963: a tall digest-sized periodical. Issue of the pioneering cinema magazine devoted to fantastic film. In French. Very good plus: in slick wraps, general wear and rubbing to covers, interior clean and sharp. Scores of film stills printed on coated stock inserts. Front cover photo from William Castle's THE OLD DARK HOUSE, rear from his THIRTEEN GHOSTS. 
Previews, departments and reviews of current and vintage films, plus: William Castle feature, interview with Terence Fisher, TORTICOLA CONTRA FRANKENSBERG. International coverage, and the usual goldmine of superb photo-illustrations. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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9269 Losfeld, Eric, director; Caen, Michel & Romer, Jean-Claude, editors-in-chief MIDI-MINUIT FANTASTIQUE Number 9, July 1964: Le Tour Du Monde du Fantastique
Paris: Editions de le Terrain Vague, 1964. Number 9, July 1964: a tall digest-sized periodical. Issue of the groundbreaking cinema magazine devoted to fantastic film. In French. Very good: in slick wraps, creasing to spine, rubbing to covers, interior clean and sharp. Packed with striking and unusual film stills printed on coated stock inserts. Cover photo shows Nicole Francois in LA PRIMA-DONNA. 142pp plus ads. 
The fascinating and revealing previews and reviews of current and vintage films, plus: Peter Lorre feature and filmography, EVIL OF FRANKENSTEIN, Flash Gordon, Raymond Durgnat, Vincent Price's eulogy for Peter Lorre, more! 
Price: 100.00 USD
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9270 Losfeld, Eric, director; Caen, Michel & Romer, Jean-Claude, editors-in-chief MIDI-MINUIT FANTASTIQUE Number 13, November 1965
Paris: Editions de le Terrain Vague, 1965. Number 13, November 1965: tall digest periodical. Issue of the justly celebrated cinema magazine devoted to fantastic film. In French. Very good: in slick wraps, shaken, general wear, spine chips with cello-tape reinforcements, interior clean and sharp. Loaded with striking and unusual film stills reproduced on coated stock inserts. Cover photo shows Evi Marandi in PLANET OF BLOOD. 
Along with the usual departments and reviews of current and vintage films, this issue has features on Edgar Ulmer, a retrospective of the fantasy film, a piece by Lotte Eisner, film festival coverage. Spectacular photo-illustrations. 87pp plus ads. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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9271 Losfeld, Eric, director; Le Bris, Alain & Caen, Michel, editors-in-chief MIDI-MINUIT FANTASTIQUE Number 2, July 1962: VAMPS FANTASTIQUES
Paris: Editions de le Terrain Vague, 1962. Number 2, July 1962: a tall digest-sized periodical. In French. Second issue of the historic, early periodical devoted to cinema fantastique. Light wear and soiling, small grease-marked price to upper front cover, else near fine in slick, illustrated wraps with photo of Mary Morris from Michael Powell's THIEF OF BAGHAD. Illustrated with photos printed on coated stock inserts. 76pp plus ads. 
Special ish devoted to the femmes of fantasy: cat-women, mermaids, BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, women in Chas Addams, witches, harpies, female robots, vampires, more! With the magazine's customary superbly reproduced, brilliantly selected photo-illustrations. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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9272 Loti, Pierre; Endore, Guy, translator; Mugnaini, Joe, illustrator AN ICELAND FISHERMAN
(Alhambra, California): C F Braun & Co, 1957. First edition thus. Privately printed by John G. Braun ''for our friends.'' With an introduction by Braun. Hardcover. Fine, in gilt-stamped ocean-blue leather over marbled boards; in a clear, acetate dust jacket that shows a couple of tiny nicks. Reprinted from the LEC production of 1931. 
Exquisitely wrought edition of Loti's classic about a group of French fishermen who leave Brittany to fish in the rough but bountiful waters off the coast of Iceland. With Mugnaini's b&w artwork, and title-page vignette in blue. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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9273 Lourie, Peter SWEAT OF THE SUN, TEARS OF THE MOON: A Chronicle Of An Incan Treasure
New York: Atheneum, 1991. First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 

Price: 15.00 USD
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9274 Love, Paula McSpadden, compiler THE WILL ROGERS BOOK
Waco, Texas: Texian Press, (1982). Eighth printing. Hardcover. Fine in near fine lightly rubbed dust jacket. Illustrated throughout with photographs. 212 pages including reference. 
A collection of Rogers' philosophy written by his niece. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9275 Love, William THE FUNDAMENTALS OF MURDER
New York: Donald I. Fine, (1991). First edition. Hardcover. Small crease to page, faint soiling to lower page edges, else a near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with a small crease. 
A Bishop Regan and Davey Goldman suspense novel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9276 Love, William BISHOP'S REVENGE
New York: Donald I. Fine, (1994). 155611351X First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
A Bishop Regan and Davey Goldman suspense novel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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9277 Love, William F. CHARTREUSE CLUE
New York: Donald I. Fine, (1990). First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
SIGNED by the author. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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9278 Lovecraft, H.P. AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS
Norwalk, Connecticut: The Easton Press, (2006). First edition thus: A Collector's Edition issued by the Easton Press. Hardcover. Fine, as new, in full red leather, decorated and lettered in gilt, with hubbed spine, all edges gilt, silk endpapers, satin ribbon marker. Still in the publisher's unopened shrinkwrap! 
Introduction by Katherine Wiswell and a color frontispiece by Patrick Jones created expressly for this issue. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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9279 Lovecraft, H.P. DREAMS AND FANCIES
Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House: Publishers, 1962. First edition, first printing. 2030 copies printed. Hardcover. Fine; in a near fine, mildly shelfworn illustrated dust jacket with soiling to the rear panel. The jacket art is by Richard Taylor. Octavo. 174 pages. 
"A selection of Lovecraft's letters describing his vivid dreams; perhaps meant to appease readers who had long been waiting for the appearance of the SELECTED LETTERS."--Joshi. Also publishes stories deriving from those dreams. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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9280 Lovecraft, H.P. and Willis Conover LOVECRAFT AT LAST with SUPERNATURAL HORROR IN LITERATURE
Arlington, Virginia: Carrollton Clark, 1975. First edition, first printing. One of 1000 numbered copies. Quarto. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket; housed in the publisher's slipcase (mildly soiled). Includes: A limited numbered edition reproduction (8.5" x 11") of Lovecraft's typescript of SUPERNATURAL HORROR IN LITERATURE (as revised in 1936), in separate stapled wraps. 
In 1936, fifteen-year-old Willis Conover began corresponding with Lovecraft. Their friendship continued until the end of Lovecraft's life. Conover collected and edited the letters, producing this superb book. Miskatonic University Classics, Volume I. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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9281 Lovecraft, H.P. THE DOOM THAT CAME TO SARNATH Edited, With An Introduction And Notes, By Lin Carter
New York: Ballantine Books, (1971). First edition. thus Name & date inside front cover else very good plus with minor wear/creases. 

Price: 8.00 USD
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9282 Lovecraft, H.P. BLACK SEAS OF INFINITY: The Best of H.P. Lovecraft
(Garden City, New York): SFBC Science Fiction, (2001). 0739420097 Reprint, issued by the Science Fiction Book Club. Hardcover. Fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket. Jacket art by Ian Miller. 536 pages; four appendices: Lovecraft's own tongue-in-cheek history of THE NECRONOMICON; a brief autobiographical essay; his notes on writing weird fiction; and a chronology of his work. 
BLACK SEAS OF INFINITY, selected by Andrew Wheeler, was issued as an original collection of H.P. Lovecraft's fiction by The Science Fiction Book Club and represents the largest one-volume collection of Lovecraft's fiction ever assembled. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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9283 Lovecraft, H.P. and Derleth, August THE WATCHERS OUT OF TIME and Others
Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House, (1984). First edition, SECOND printing. 1974 copies printed. Hardcover. Fine in a near fine, lightly nicked dust jacket. Agreeably weird cover illustration by Herb Arnold. 
"Story themes set forth by H.P. Lovecraft and developed by August Derleth, have been collected in one omnibus of post-mortem collaborations belonging virtually to every period of Lovecraft's work." With a foreword by April Derleth. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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9284 Lovecraft, H.P.; collected by August Derleth and Donald Wandrei BEYOND THE WALL OF SLEEP
Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House, 1943. First edition, first printing: one of 1217 copies printed. Jacket photo by Burt Trimpey of Clark Ashton Smith sculptures. Hardcover. Ownership name, some discoloration and mild staining to covers, else very good, in black cloth with gilt spine titling (tarnished); in an about good only dust jacket, that is worn, chipped, tape-repaired, age-toned, and missing large pieces to the spine. 
The second Lovecraft omnibus (after 1939's THE OUTSIDER AND OTHERS) collects THE CASE OF CHARLES DEXTER WARD, THE DREAM-QUEST OF UNKNOWN KADDATH, stories not collected in THE OUTSIDER, ghostwritten tales, and poetry. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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9285 Lovelace, Earl WHILE GODS ARE FALLING
Chicago, Illinois: Henry Regnery Company, 1966. First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in an extraordinarily bright, very nearly fine price-clipped illustrated dust jacket. Jacket design by Donald Charles. Very nice example of a scarce title. 
Winner of the B.P. Independence Literary Award, a competition sponsored by the BP Companies in Trinidad to mark the first anniversary of independence. Lovelace's debut novel is about a man who tries to save an innocent teen-ager charged with murder. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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9286 Lovelace, Earl WHILE GODS ARE FALLING
Chicago, Illinois: Henry Regnery Company, 1966. B0007E0IGA First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, virtually as-new, in caramel boards with gilt spine lettering; in a fine dust jacket that betrays mild age-toning. 
First book by the prominent Trinidadan novelist, playwright and poet won the British Petroleum Independence Literary Award. His novel SALT (1997) recently won Commonwealth Writer's Prize for Best Book. Lovely example of this elusive title! 
Price: 175.00 USD
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9287 Lovell, Marc THE SPY GAME
Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1980. First edition. Hardcover. Remainder mark to the lower page edges, else a near fine copy in a near fine, price-clipped dust jacket with light shelfwear. 

Price: 15.00 USD
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9288 Lovell, Marc THE ONLY GOOD APPLE IN A BARREL OF SPIES
Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1984. First edition. Hardcover. Light remainder spray to the bottom page edges, else a near fine copy in a very good plus dust jacket with shelfwear and rubbing to the spine. 

Price: 20.00 USD
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9289 Lovesey, Peter THE FALSE INSPECTOR DEW
New York: Pantheon Books, (1982). 039452294X First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Tape stain residue to the endpapers and flaps of the dust jacket, else near fine; in a near fine pictorial dust jacket. 
Gold Dagger Award winning novel set in 1921. An affair between a woman and her dentist has led to his wife's murder. The lovers take flight aboard the Mauretania and when a murder occurs aboard ship the captain invites "Inspector Dew" to investigate. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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9290 Lovesey, Peter ON THE EDGE
London/Sydney/Auckland/Johannesburg: Mysterious Press/Century, (1989). 0712625933 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Pages inevitably showing uniform tanning, else a fine, bright example in a color photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
SIGNED by the author to the title-page. "A finely worked-out plot, producing surprise after surprise." --Daily Telegraph. Lovesey's fourteenth book. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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9291 Lovesey, Peter DIAMOND DUST
(New York): Soho, (2002). 1569472912 First U.S. editon: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in color photo-pictorial glossy wraps. 
In this, the seventh Inspector Diamond mystery by Peter Lovesey, the solution of the crime is a matter of personal necessity for the detective since the victim is his own wife. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9292 Lovesey, Peter THE HOUSE SITTER
(New York): Soho, (2003). 1569473269 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine; in a fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
A Peter Diamond novel. Lovesey has received the British Crime Writers' Association Silver and Gold Daggers as well as the Diamond Dagger for Lifetime Achievement, and in the U.S. has won both an Anthony Award and the Ellery Queen Reader's Award. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9293 Lovesey, Peter WOBBLE TO DEATH
New York: Dodd Mead & Company, (1970). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Minor droplet of stain to the top page edges, otherwise a very good plus copy in a rubbed and lightly shelfworn dust jacket. 
Winner in Great Britain of the Macmillan-Panther prize competition for the best first crime novel. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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9294 Lovesey, Peter WOBBLE TO DEATH
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, (1970). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Top pages edges mildly spotted, else fine, in a lightly rubbed illustrated dust jacket. 
Lovesey's debut mystery was a winner of the Macmillan-Panther prize. Set in 1879 during a six-day freestyle walking race, or "Wobble." Sergeant Cribb tries to determine who is murdering the participants. Adapted for Granada television, and thus PBS. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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9295 Lovesey, Peter SWING, SWING TOGETHER
New York: Dodd Mead & Company, (1976). 0396073271 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Small stray ink strike to the front endpaper, else near fine in bright blue boards with white spine titles; in a lightly rubbed pictorial dust jacket with minor shelfwear and a closed tear and attending crease to the lower rear panel. 
A Sergeant Cribb and Constable Thackeray Mystery set in Victorian England. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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9296 Lovesey, Peter KEYSTONE
New York: Pantheon Books, (1983). 0394531248 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Period puzzler by one of the sub-genre's finest practioners. In a diverting amalgam of film history and pure moonshine, Lovesey weaves tales of Mack Sennett, "Fatty" Arbuckle, and Mabel Normand into a suspense yarn about movie cop, Warwick Easton. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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9297 Lovesey, Peter KEYSTONE
New York: Pantheon, (1983). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fading to extremities, dots of stain to rear outer gutter, else a near fine copy in a mildly age-toned illustrated dust jacket that shows some small patches of dampstain to the lower rear panel. 
Period puzzler by one of the sub-genre's finest practioners. In a diverting amalgam of film history and pure moonshine, Lovesey weaves tales of Mack Sennett, "Fatty" Arbuckle, and Mabel Normand into a suspense yarn about movie cop, Warwick Easton. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9298 Lovesey, Peter ROUGH CIDER
New York: Mysterious Press, (1987). 0892961945 First U.S. editon: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Faint darkening to spine, offsetting to cover, else, fine in wraps. 
Lovesey's eleventh novel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9299 Lovesey, Peter ROUGH CIDER
New York: The Mysterious Press, (1987). 0892961945 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in a fine pictorial dust jacket that shows just a hint of age-toning. Virtually as-new! 
"The story has all the poignancy of a just-vanished past, boyhood memories and misunderstandings...bolstering the whole is a finely worked-out plot, producing surprise after surprise."--H.R.F. Keating, in "The Daily Telegraph." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9300 Lovesey, Peter BERTIE AND THE TINMAN
New York: Mysterious Press, (1988). First U.S. editon: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine copy in wraps. 
Uncorrected page proofs in wraps. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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