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1 Macdonald, Ross, editor GREAT STORIES OF SUSPENSE
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1974. 0394492927 / 9780394492926 Book club edition. Hardcover. A near fine copy in a dust jacket that shows some mild edgewear, a short closed edge tear to upper rear panel. 
Dick Francis, ENQUIRY; Agatha Christie, WHAT MRS. MCGILLICUDDY SAW; Kenneth Fearing, THE BIG CLOCK; Macdonald's THE FAR SIDE OF THE DOLLAR; stories by Graham Greene, Dahl, Hammett, Gilbert, Millar, Cheever, Ellin, Collier, Highsmith, Cain, more! 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2 [Macdonald, Ross]. Mandel, Johnny, composer/conductor; Bergman, Marilyn & Alan, lyricists HARPER
New York: Mainstream, [No date]. #56078 (Mono). Mint long-playing record album; in photo-pictorial album cover featuring stills of star Paul Newman. Liner notes by Stan Cornyn. Screenwriter William Goldman adapted Macdonald's THE MOVING TARGET as a vehicle for Newman, directed by Jack Smight. Co-stars included Lauren Bacall, Julie Harris, and Robert Wagner. 
Author Macdonald's name, oddly, is mentioned nowhere on the album cover; and the name of his series detective Lew Archer has been changed--apparently so it would tie in to a string of Newman pictures starting with the letter "H"--HUSTLER, HUD, HOMBRE. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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3 Macdonald, Ross INWARD JOURNEY
Santa Barbara: Cordelia Editions, 1984. First edition. Edited by Ralph B. Sipper. Fine. 
Proof copy in yellow wrappers contained in the published dust wrapper. Two essays by MacDonald with 25 essays on MacDonald. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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4 (Macdonald, Ross). Bruccoli, Matthew J. ROSS MACDONALD
San Diego, California: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, (1984). 0156790823 / 9780156790826 First edition: trade paperback issue. Hardcover. Covers and spine quite faded, else a very good plus copy in illustrated glossy wraps. Fully illustrated with portraits, facsimiles of manuscripts, and dust jacket and paperback art. 
Although Ross Macdonald's adult life was outwardly placid and uneventful, Matthew Bruccoli skillfully reveals him to be enigmatic and complex as the stories for which he is remembered. 147 pages; appendix, notes, bibliography, and an index. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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5 (Macdonald, Ross). Bruccoli, Matthew J. ROSS MACDONALD/ KENNETH MILLAR: A Descriptive Bibliography
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1983. 0822934825 / 9780822934820 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in blue cloth with gold embossed lettering; without dust jacket, as issued. New in shrinkwrap. 259 pages; appendix, and index. 
Includes facsimile illustrations of title-pages and dust jackets. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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6 (Macdonald, Ross). Nolan, Tom ROSS MACDONALD: A Biography
(New York): Scribner, (1999). 0684812177 / 9780684812175 First edition, first printing. Dated in the year of publication, inscribed and SIGNED by Nolan to the title-page. Hardcover. Fine in a fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. With an introduction by Sue Grafton, notes, b&w photos and an index. 496 pp. 
"The first biography of a genre master who wrote 18 highly literate detective novels featuring southern California private eye Lew Archer and earned an enormous following among mainstream readers, academes, and literary celebrities."--Kirkus. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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7 Macdonald, Ross SELF-PORTRAIT: Ceaselessly Into the Past
Santa Barbara, California: Capra Press, 1981. 0884961702 / 9780884961703 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine; in a mildly rubbed, else fine dust jacket. 
Foreword by Eudora Welty. Edited and with an introduction by Ralph B. Sipper. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8 Macdonald, Ross SLEEPING BEAUTY
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1973. 0394484746 / 9780394484747 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. SIGNED by the author to the title-page. Hardcover. Fine, pages very faintly age-toned; in dark blue cloth with gilt spine stamping, pinky-maroon upper page edge tint; in a mildly age-toned, else fine, illustrated dust jacket. A lovely example. 
"Not since the novels of Nathaniel West has the theme of American innocence grinding to a stop at the polluted waters of the Pacific so consistently reverberated through a body of writing."--Detroit News. A Lew Archer novel, the last but one. 
Price: 650.00 USD
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9 Macdonald, Ross SLEEPING BEAUTY
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1973. 0394484746 / 9780394484747 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Faint offsetting to the front endpaper, else near fine copy in full blue cloth with gilt spine lettering, lilac top-edge coloring; in a near fine, price-clipped dust jacket. 
Lew Archer investigates a case connected to a disastrous oil spill on the coast of Southern California. "Ross Macdonald is either part or wholly wizard. . .conjuring the magic of real mystery. . . . A masterpiece." --Chicago Tribune Book World. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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10 Macdonald, Ross; Edited by Tom Nolan STRANGERS IN TOWN: Three Newly Discovered Mysteries by Ross Macdonald
Norfolk, Virginia: Crippen & Landru Publishers, 2001. 188594151X / 9781885941510 First edition, first printing: hardcover issue. One of copies 400 numbered copies, SIGNED by the editor. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
Includes the separately printed pamphlet, WINNIPEG, 1929 by Ross Macdonald. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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11 Macdonald, Ross THE BLUE HAMMER
London: Allison & Busby, (1986). 0850316901 / 9780850316902 First U.K. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Pages age-toned, as usual, minor crease to upper page corner, near fine in textured black boards with gilt titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket that artfully depicts Lew Archer to the front panel and has a nice author-photo to the rear. 
"My chosen study was other men, hunted men in rented rooms, aging boys clutching at manhood before night fell and they grew suddenly old. If you were a therapist, how could you need therapy? If you were a hunter, you couldn't be hunted. Or could you?" 
Price: 25.00 USD
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12 Macdonald, Ross THE CHILL
New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1964. B0006AYWYY First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Tape stains to both sets of endsheets and both covers, thin scar to front endsheet, thus very good: in a very lightly worn near fine dust jacket with tiny dots of tape residue at the very edges of the panels. 
"The plot is one of Macdonald's most masterfully constructed. Private detective Lew Archer is engaged to trace a missing spouse, who has vanished--apparently of her own free will--only a day into her honeymoon."--Nicholas H. Allison. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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13 (Macdonald, Ross). Macdonald, John Ross THE IVORY GRIN
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1952. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Faint spotting to the top page edges, and the spine appears age-toned and mildly faded, else very good plus and clean; lacking the dust jacket 
The fourth Lew Archer novel, released in the wake of extravagant praise from, notably, Anthony Boucher, who had enthusiastically ranked Macdonald in the now universally acknowledged holy trinity of hard-boiled deities along with Hammett and Chandler. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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14 (Macdonald, Ross). Macdonald, John THE MOVING TARGET
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1949. 9997519493 / 9789997519498 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fading to spine, light wear and abrasion at spine ends and corner tips, dot of damp-fading to red-purple top-edge tint, scattered staining within; thus very good only; lacking dust jacket. 
The first Lew Archer novel--released as by John Macdonald, before Kenneth Millar had adopted "Ross" as his nom de noir; eventually filmed as HARPER with Paul Newman as the rechristened heir apparent to Marlowe and Spade. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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15 (Macdonald, Ross). Millar, Kenneth THE THREE ROADS
New York, N.Y.: Dell Publishing Company, [1951]. First edition thus: Dell Book #497; cover price, $.25. Tight solid, very good plus copy with some mild rubbing and faint creases at the extremities. Cover art by Robert Stanley shows a man and woman--unconscious or dead, the woman's sprawling, naked body strategically draped by the title banner. 
Macdonald's last novel under his own name, in a striking Dell mapback edition with sensational Stanley cover painting. Rear cover depicts "sunny California" with four insets. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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16 [Macdonald, Ross]. Millar, Kenneth THE THREE ROADS
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1948. First edition. Hardcover. Very good in worn, rubbed and soiled dust jacket that shows nicking to the edges, and narrow chipping to the spine ends; both flaps have been clipped at the corners. 
The last of Millar's four pre-"Ross Macdonald" crime novels--scarce in jacket. Surrealist artwork by Arthur Hawkins, Jr. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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17 Macdonald, Ross THE WYCHERLY WOMAN
New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1961. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Faint spotting to the front cover, else very good; bound in purplish red paper-covered boards and blue green shelfback, spine gilt-stamped; lacking the dust jacket. 
Phoebe Wycherly was missing two months before her wealthy father hired Archer to find her. Relatively uncommon first edition seeking jacket. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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