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The Temptation Of Don Volpi [Inscribed Association Copy]

By: Alfred Hayes

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Atheneum, New York: 1960

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k190126s

Condition: Fine


8vo, ¼ cloth, maroon boards. Stated First Edition. Alfred Hayes was a British-born screenwriter, television writer, and novelist. He wrote the screenplays for Clash by Night [ Fritz Lang], Island in the Sun, and was a co-writer on Roberto Rossellini's Paisan in 1946 for which he was nominated for an Academy Award. He received another nomination for the film Teresa in 1951. In television he wrote for the Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Mannix, Logan’sRun, and Nero Wolfe. This copy is inscribed on the front end paper to Hollywood film producer/director Jerry Wald. “It isn’t any shorter than ’... View more info

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DRACULA [First Grosset Edition]

By: BRAM STOKER

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap, Garden City, New York: 1923

Edition: 1st thus.

Seller ID: k191118b

Condition: Fair


8vo. 354 pp. [2] Orange boards, black lettering. American reprint, probably first (thus) by this publisher. While most listings date Grosset editions to 1931, the year the film was released, we believe this edition was actually published in 1923 or possibly 1924. The advertisement on the last page lists a number of titles by Rafael Sabatini, the oldest being "Fortune's Fool" which was published in 1923. The 1931Grosset edition is the photoplay edition, with four stills from the film inside. Condition: Fair: rubbed at corners, spine ends, spine lightly toned; front hinge cracking but still ... View more info

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The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern

By: Braun, Lilian Jackson

Price: $325.00

Publisher: Dutton: 1967

Edition: 1st ed.

Inscription: Inscribed by Braun to her sister Florence.

Seller ID: k191109a

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition in dustjacket. A nice association copy inscribed by Braun to her sister Florence, with the stamped paw print of cat KoKo. Near fine: some age-toning to top edge; lightly cocked to right; otherwise fine. Dustjacket is very good; has some light edge wear and age-toning. Not price-clipped. View more info

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The Wapshot Chronicle

By: Cheever, John

Price: $155.00

Publisher: NY, Harper & Brothers: 1957

Seller ID: 042407b


1st ed., 8vo in price-clipped dustjacket. Cheever's debut novel. The book itself is fine. The dust jacket is very good with a 1/2" closed tear at bottom right of front and upper front at spine and light-wear elsewhere. Also a 2" square paper label announcing the book's selection for the 1958 National Book Award. The label could probably be removed but I have left it in place. View more info

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 July, 1923

Short story “Holiday” in The New Pearson’s Magazine July, 1923

By: Dashiel Hammett

Price: $225.00

Publisher: New Pearson's Magazine: 1923

Edition: 1st edition thus

Seller ID: k200225c


"Holiday", a 3-page short story, is one of Hammett’s earliest works of fiction. It is not a crime story, but a sensitive vignette, possibly autobiographical. War veteran Paul Hetherwick is a patient at Public Service Health Hospital in San Diego. He obtains a day pass, withdraws $100 from the bank, and catches a bus to Tijuana. He spends some time playing the ponies at the track and then drinking with a couple of bar girls. With economical, prose Hammett lets us know that in addition to his lung disease, Paul is suffering from a bad case of ennui; he doesn’t care whether his horses pay off... View more info

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The Definitive Best of the Horror Show (Signed, Limited)

By: Dean Koontz, et al

Price: $65.00

Publisher: CD Publications: 1992

Edition: 1st ed., limited signed

Inscription: Inscribed by all 35 authors

Seller ID: k191109b

Condition: New


Slipcased edition, signed by all 35 authors, numbered 435 of 500 copies. New in slipcase, some edge wear to d/w. Contents: I Scream Man by Robert R. McCammon; The Young Man Who Did Not Know His Father; and We Are the Dead by Darrell Schweitzer; The Elder; and Optional Music for Voice and Piano by Poppy Z. Brite; Piano Moon; and Self-Possessed by Steve Rasnic Tem; The Well that Whispered Darkness by Ardath Mayhar; Site B by Colleen Drippe'; The Visitor; and They Came From The Suburbs by Paul F. Olson; Mole; and The Place Where All Things Go To Die by Susan M. Watkins; Razors by Ron Wolfe; The ... View more info

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Barnaby Rudge

Master Humphrey's Clock/The Old Curiosity Shop Barnaby Rudge

By: Dickens, Charles

Price: $150.00

Publisher: London: Chapman and Hall: 1840

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: k190719m

Condition: Good


First edition in book form, bound from the original parts, of both "The Old Curiosity Shop" and "Barnaby Rudge". 8vo, ¼ leather, maroon cloth, with gilt rulings, titles, five raised bands. Three volumes bound as two. Marbled end papers, all edges marbled. Master Humphrey's Clock was a weekly periodical edited and written by Dickens from April, 1840 to December, 1841. It began with a frame story in which Master Humphrey tells about himself and his small circle of friends (which includes Mr. Pickwick), and their penchant for telling stories. Several short stories were included, followed by th... View more info

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THE BLACK BOOK: (1st ed., 1st state; advance review copy)

By: Durrell, Lawrence

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Dutton, New York: 1960

Edition: 1st American edition

Seller ID: k190721c

Condition: Fine


First U.S. edition; first state. His first major novel, originally published in Paris in 1936. Advance review copy with review slip dated "Sep 14 1960" laid in. Conforms to the first issue points identified by McBride's "Points Of Issue" (1996): Front flap states "Lawrence Durrell's Black Book is the first piece of work by a new English writer …" not "T.S. Eliot said…" - Also with the year 1936 x’d out on the copyright page and replaced by 1959. A fine copy in very good d/w; just a hint of rubbing to spine ends and corners. Jacket is not price-clipped but has wear to edges and corners w... View more info

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All Grass Isn't Green / a Donald Lam/Bertha Cool Mystery

By: Fair, A.A. (Erle Stanley Gardner)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: William Morrow: 1970

Edition: 1st ed

Seller ID: k190817d

Condition: Fine


1st ed., 8vo, black boards. A fine, virtually pristine copy with some very light wear to bottom edge of spine only. In fine d/w with mylar protected jacket -- not price-clipped. View more info

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Hubert's Arthur. Being certain curious documents found among the literary remains of Mr N. C., here produced.

By: Frederick Rolfe Baron Corvo

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Cassell, London: 1935

Edition: 1st thus.

Seller ID: k190126t

Condition: Fine


8vo, red cloth dustjacket, 453 pp. an alternative retelling of English history from the point of view of Hubert de Burgh. In Hubert's narrative, which begins with an account of the struggle for succession in the wake of King Richard Lionheart's death, young Duke Arthur of Brittany does not die at the hands of King John, but instead ascends to the throne. Hubert relates Arthur's adventures as he combats the wily John, fights in the Crusades, and wages battle against the treacherous Simon de Montfort, before facing perhaps his greatest challenge when his reign is threatened by the crucifixions... View more info

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The Case of the Irate Witness; a Perry Mason Mystery and Other Stories.

By: Gardner, Erle Stanley

Price: $250.00

Publisher: William Morrow: 1975

Edition: 1st ed

Seller ID: k190817a

Condition: Fine


1st ed., 8vo, black boards, white titles. Published posthumously, an unusually scarce Gardner title -- especially in this condition. The title story is the only short story Gardner wrote featuring his most famous character Perry Mason. Other: The Jeweled Butterfly, Something Like a Pelican, and A Man is Missing) A fine, as-new copy in fine, mylar protected jacket -- not price-clipped. View more info

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The Case of the Postponed Murder a Perry Mason Mystery / A New Perry Mason Novel

By: Gardner, Erle Stanley

Price: $65.00

Publisher: William Morrow: 1973

Seller ID: k190817b

Condition: Fine


William Morrow and Company, New York, 1973. 1st ed., 8vo, black boards, gilt titles. A fine, pristine copy in fine, mylar protected jacket -- not price-clipped. View more info

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The Case of the Nervous Accomplice / A Perry Mason Mystery

By: Gardner, Erle Stanley

Price: $75.00

Publisher: William Morrow: 1955

Edition: 1st ed

Seller ID: k190817c

Condition: Fine


1st Edition. 8vo, green boards, black titles. A fine, virtually pristine copy with just a hint of wear at bottom edge of spine. In near-fine d/w with 1/4” closed ear at upper right front; ½” closed tear at lower front flap, slight surface wear. View more info

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The Tyranny of the Dark [signed]

By: Garland, Hamlin

Price: $145.00

Publisher: by Harper & Brothers Publishers: 1905

Inscription: Inscribed by Garland on front end paper

Seller ID: k190126f

Condition: Fair


First edition. 8vo., Illustrated blue cloth, gilt titles, black bat on upper board. Inscribed on front end paper. Fair: rubbed and chipped at spine ends, both hinges cracked but intact; spine somewhat darkened. View more info

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The Bay Psalm Book Murder [inscribed with added ALS]

By: Harriss, Will

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Walker and Company: 1983

Edition: First

Seller ID: 121310


Fine, nearly new copy in fine d/w, inscribed by author Harriss on the front endpaper. Accompanied by three signed letters, 1984-1985 by Harris to former Los Angeles book dealer Joan Perkal. One letter on Harris’s embossed stationary is typed, two are holographic. Also a fourth signed penciled note. All commenting on books he purchased or is trying to obtain. View more info

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The Road Through the Wall

By: Jackson, Shirley

Price: $275.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar Straus and Company: 1948

Seller ID: 121301

Condition: Near Fine


First edition (with stylized FS to the copyright page.) Pages browned as usual, else fine in good, price-clipped dustwrapper with very minor edgewear and large tear to rear panel. Where the original price was clipped, there is a small rubber-stamped $3.00 price. Uncertain if this was a publisher repricing or a bookstore. A particularly bright copy of the author's first book. View more info

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Sleepwalk [Limited, signed hardbound edition]

By: John Saul

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Bantam Books [John Saul]: 1990

Edition: 1st ed., limited hardbound ed.

Seller ID: s180315c

Condition: Fine.


1st ed., a special hardcover edition limited to 50 numbered and signed presentation copies designed and bound by the author. 4to, blue cloth, gilt titles. This is copy no. 6, presented to George Christy -- book reviewer for the Hollywood Reporter. This was the thriller-horror author’s thirteenth book. “Borrego, New Mexico. A peaceful little desert town. Except for one thing. Somebody here hates teenagers. Hates them. These troublemakers, these rebels, have to be controlled. Silenced. Forever. Now he has discovered an insidious way to strike back at them. In their sleep. In their waking... View more info

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The Assassin

By: Liam O'Flaherty

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape, London: 1928

Edition: 1st ed,

Seller ID: k190126a

Condition: Very good


Novel based on the assassination of the Irish government minister Kevin O'Higgins in 1927.CONDITION: Very good. A bright, crisp copy overall; some toning to end papers, half-title and title pages -- the latter lightly so. Dust jacket is good only; chipped corners, nicks and cracks at spine ends; price clipped; toning to interior flaps. View more info

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The Green House

By: Llosa, Mario Vargas

Price: $75.00

Publisher: NY, Harper & Row: 1968

Seller ID: g1007


1st ed., in d/w. Fine copy of Llosa's second novel in d/w with 1/2" open tear on front top edge. View more info

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The Fog Comes

By: Mary Collins

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Charles Scribners Sons: 1941

Edition: First ed.

Inscription: Inscribed by author Collins on ffep.

Seller ID: cr180613a


12mo, decorated blue cloth. First ed; with publisher’s logo and ‘A’ on copyright page. The murder of a Californian woman who indulged in blackmail, and whose murder puts several relatives under suspicion. Very good; a clean, tight copy very lightly cocked; end papers toned; contemporary bookstore seal inside back cover. Inscribed May 17, 1941 on ffep to Edward Crussell, Sacramento bookseller. Dustjacket is good with wear to edges, some nicking and chipping at spine ends, age toning to spine and back cover. View more info