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1 (Tepper, Sheri S.) Orde, A.J. A LITTLE NEIGHBORHOOD MURDER
New York: Doubleday, (1989). 0385260377 / 9780385260374 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a lightly age-toned dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Robert Goldstrom. 
The first in a series of mysteries, written by the acclaimed sf writer Sheri S. Tepper as A.J. Orde, featuring the antiques dealer and interior designer, Jason Lynx. "Reminiscent of Alfred Hitchcock's REAR WINDOW.... A notable newcomer."--Baltimore Sun. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 Ackert, Helen O. A COLLECTOR'S RESOURCE THROUGH POST CARDS OF OUR ANTIQUE DOLLS
Dekalb, Illinois. Ackert Enterprises. (1976). First edition. Signed by the author, her husband, Max, and the book's photographer, their son Robert. Hardcover. A corner crease to front free endpaper, light bumping to the upper corner tips, a one-inch square stain to lower edge of four pages, else very good plus in blue cloth; in a photo-pictorial dust jacket with mild wear to extremities. Quarto. 
Picture and address side of each of the 56 cards reproduced in full-color. Avid doll collectors, the Ackerts opened the Chicago Doll Hospital in 1949. In 1970, they began photographing their favorite dolls, and sent them out as post cards. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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3 Adler, Warren THE WAR OF THE ROSES
N.Y.: Warner Books, (1981). First edition Hardcover. Upper corner tips slightly bumped, else near fine in dust jacket with a fold-crease on the front inner flap. 

Price: 15.00 USD
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4 Ashe, Gordon. (Pseudonym of John Creasey) DOUBLE FOR DEATH
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1969). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
Series character: Patrick Dawlish. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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5 Carrick, Alice Van Leer COLLECTOR'S LUCK IN SPAIN
Boston, Massachusetts: Little, Brown, and Company, 1930. First edition. Hardcover. Very good in chipped, soiled and shelfworn dust jacket with edge tears. Illustrated. 
An antique collector's account of her trip with a list of shops. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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6 Garner, Sir Harry CHINESE EXPORT ART IN SCHLOSS AMBRAS
London: The Society of Antiquaries of London, 1975. First edition. Hardcover. Lower spine very lightly bumped, otherwise a near fine copy without dust jacket. 
Quarto. 20 black and white plates, one color plate. The Oriental Ceramic Society Second Hills Gold Medal Lecture. Limited to 1000 copies. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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7 Gash, Jonathan GOLD BY GEMINI
New York: Harper & Row Publishers, (1978). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Small area of stain to bottom edge, else a very good plus copy in a pictorial dust jacket that shows some age-toning to flaps and a narrow margin of stain to reverse of upper dust jacket edge. 
"Antiques is a lovely but murderous game." American retitling (UK original title was GOLD FROM GEMINI) of dealer/dick Lovejoy's second go-round. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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8 Gash, Jonathan JADE WOMAN
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1989). First U.S. edition: Advance Reading Copy. Proof. Fine in illustrated wraps. 
A Lovejoy novel of suspense in its U.S. pre-publication state. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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9 Gash, Jonathan PAID AND LOVING EYES
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1993). 0312093616 / 9780312093617 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine, illustrated dust jacket. 
Lovejoy enters the illicit world of underground antiques when he is summoned by a shady underworld figure to judge a competition involving an antique vase. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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10 Gash, Jonathan THE GONDOLA SCAM
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1984). 0312338287 / 9780312338282 First U.S. edition, first printing. SIGNED by the author! Hardcover. Small square browned spot to the top of the front endpaper, near fine; in a very nearly fine illustrated dust jacket. 
"Usually people say women come first. Other times it's money, survival, anger, ambition. But deep down it's none of these delectables. It's antiques. Antiques are everything. First, last, every single thing. For ever and ever." Lovejoy in Venice. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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11 Gash, Jonathan THE JUDAS PAIR
New York: Harper & Row Publishers, (1977). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Near fine in a lighty age-toned and edgeworn pictorial dust jacket. 
Lovejoy's American debut. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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12 Gash, Jonathan THE JUDAS PAIR
London: Collins, (1977). 0002313839 / 9780002313834 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Tiny, barely discernible scratch to top edge, else a bright, fine copy; in a fine, price-clipped color-photo-decorated dust jacket depicting the titular flintlock pistols. 
"This story's about greed, desire, love and death--in the world of antiques you get the lot." Thus Gash christens his long-lived, much-filmed series starring the beguiling antique-dealer/sleuth Lovejoy. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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13 Gash, Jonathan THE SLEEPERS OF ERIN
London: Collins, (1983). First edition. Hardcover. Tiny area of inconspicuous soiling to fore-edge, else fine in a pictorial dust jacket with a trace of wear to the spine ends. 
Antiques. "Everybody wants them...The trouble is, there's blood on most. I should know because I'm an antique dealer. Yes, your actual, quiet, friendly, placid bloke who sells you old pots and paintings...This story starts where I'm bleeding to death." 
Price: 175.00 USD
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14 Gash, Jonathan THE VERY LAST GAMBADO
London: Collins, (1989). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Robbing the British museum: the subject of movie mogul Ray Meese's film in production for which Lovejoy is hired as technical advisor; robbing the British museum: the very last gambado. A Lovejoy narrative. SIGNED by Gash on the title page. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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15 Hardwick, Mollie MALICE DOMESTIC
New York: St. Martin's, (1986). 031250940 Reprint. Hardcover. Near fine copy in an illustrated dust jacket. 
An English "cozy" set in Abbotsbourne, Kent, introducing Doran Fairweather, a twenty-six-year-old antiquer who partners with the local vicar Rodney Chelmarsh to look into the sudden outbreak of illness and death which plagues their once-peaceful village. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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16 Hardwick, Mollie PARSON'S PLEASURE
New York: St. Martin's, (1987). 031200642X / 9780312006426 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Upper and lower corner tips lightly bumped, else a near fine copy in an illustrated dust jacket that shows one nick to the base of the spine panel. 
The second Doran Fairweather mystery by the author of THE CRYSTAL DOVE and THE DUCHESS OF DUKE STREET. The search for the rightful owner of an antique clock may bring murderous consequences to Doran and her friend Rodney. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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17 Holtzer, Susan SOMETHING TO KILL FOR
New York: St. Martin's, (1994). 0312111177 / 9780312111175 First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
SIGNED and dated by the author to the title-page. Mystery and murder among antique dealers in Ann Arbor, Michigan. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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18 Malcolm, John THE GODWIN SIDEBOARD
New York: Scribner's, (1985). 0684183986 / 9780684183985 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket that shows very light age-toning. 
The second Tim Simpson mystery by the author of A BACK ROOM IN SOMERS TOWN. The search for the title piece of furniture leads to murder. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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19 McClinton, Katharine Morrison ANTIQUES OF AMERICAN CHILDHOOD
New York: Bramhall House, [No date]. Reprint. Hardcover. Near fine with bookseller's discreet stamp to front free endpaper, and a hint of wear to the covers; in a very lightly rubbed, mildly age-toned pictorial dust jacket that shows some lamination ripples that formed during production. A nice copy. 
Antique maven McClinton applies her expertise to the field of collectibles relating to American childhood: costumes, furniture, books, amusements. Generously illustrated in b&w with contemporary portraits and illustrations from period books and journals. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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20 Ruryk, Jean NEXT WEEK WILL BE BETTER
New York: St. Martin's, (1998). First edition. Hardcover. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
A Cat Wilde mystery. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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