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THE NUCLEAR AGE. Tim O'Brien. THE NUCLEAR AGE.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985. First edition. SIGNED by the author with a quote on the half-title page, "a pale dwarf moon gives light . . . / Tim O'Brien" Top corners lightly creased where bumped, otherwise near fine in like dust jacket with few tiny, inconspicuous tears including one affecting tip of "U" in title.

[Book #49133]       Price: $60.00
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THE MAJESTY OF THE LAW: Reflections of a Supreme Court Justice. O'Connor Sandra Day. THE MAJESTY OF THE LAW: Reflections of a Supreme Court Justice.
New York: Random House, (2003). First trade edition. SIGNED by O'Connor. This memoir by the first female Supreme Court Justice explores her approach to the law and the Court as living entities. Illustrated with photos. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #49945]       Price: $175.00
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LAZY B: Growing Up on a Cattle Ranch in the American Southwest. Sandra Day O'Connor, , H. Alan Day. LAZY B: Growing Up on a Cattle Ranch in the American Southwest.
New York: Random House, (2002). First edition. SIGNED by O'Connor. Her story of growing up on a cattle ranch in the American Southwest. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #40920]       Price: $125.00
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HELLBOX. John O'Hara. HELLBOX.
New York: Random House, (1947). First edition. INSCRIBED, "To Bob Kriendler -- I'll write them as long as you collect them --- I hope. John O'Hara 11 July 1947." Kriendler was a U.S. Attorney in New York City, and perhaps related to the Kriendlers of the 21 Club. Fine in dust jacket with quarter-inch chip at top of spine (but otherwise near fine). CONTEMPORARY INSCRIPTION.

[Book #46178]       Price: $450.00
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GOLD: A Play in Four Acts. Eugene O'Neill. GOLD: A Play in Four Acts.
New York: Boni and Liveright, (1920). First edition. Spine ends lightly rubbed, corners just barely nicked, few small stains to bottom page edge, (not extending to pages), otherwise very good or better. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #51872]       Price: $125.00
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THE HASTY HEART: A Play in Three Acts. John Patrick. THE HASTY HEART: A Play in Three Acts.
New York: Random House, (1945). First edition. Fine in lightly soiled dust jacket with tanned spine and edge chipping, including a 1/2" chip in front panel affecting the "Th" in the title. Still, bright copy which contains a photograph of original cast, which included [James] Earl Jones, Richard Basehart and Anne Burr. The play was made into a movie in 1949 (with Ronald Reagan) and was revived on Broadway in 1984.

[Book #33129]       Price: $50.00
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DIARY AND CORRESPONDENCE OF SAMUEL PEPYS. Samuel Pepys. DIARY AND CORRESPONDENCE OF SAMUEL PEPYS.
Philadelphia: David McKay, 1887. Early American edition in four volumes with four portraits. Originally published in 1825, based on diaries kept in the 1660's. Pepys was the secretary to the Admiralty during the reigns of Charles II and James II. His reporting of historical events as well as his striking descriptions of his life and times have made this one of the most famous diaries ever published. The diary was deciphered from the original shorthand manuscript by the Rev. J. Smith. Also includes "a life" and notes by Richard Lord Braybrooke. Frontis portraits of Pepys, Elizabeth Pepys, Cromwell and Charles II. Red leather spine with raised bands, and marbled boards and endpapers. Top edge gilt. Good only with edges worn and spine lettering and devices faded but still readable. Grolier 100.

[Book #42572]       Price: $350.00
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THE BUTCHER'S BOY. Perry Thomas. THE BUTCHER'S BOY
New York: Scribner's Sons, (1982). First edition. His first book and winner of the Edgar Award for Best First Mystery. Touch of light shelf wear still bright and fine in fine dust jacket with just two tiny nicks. Unusual in this nice condition.

[Book #54785]       Price: $250.00
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AN EXCELLENT MYSTERY The Eleventh Chronicle of Brother Cadfael. Ellis Peters. AN EXCELLENT MYSTERY The Eleventh Chronicle of Brother Cadfael.
(London): Macmillan, (1985). First edition. Fine in dust jacket with light soiling on back panel. A crisp copy.

[Book #30285]       Price: $125.00
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THE MAGNETISM OF SHIPS, AND THE DEVIATIONS OF THE COMPASS. A Series of Papers from the Transactions of Foreign Societies. Poisson, Simeon Denis. B. Franklin Greene. THE MAGNETISM OF SHIPS, AND THE DEVIATIONS OF THE COMPASS. A Series of Papers from the Transactions of Foreign Societies.
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1867. Reprinted, by order of The Secretary of the Navy. Papers and documents by Poisson, G. B. Airy, Archibald Smith, Frederick John Evans and W. W. Rundell. Illustrated with charts and diagrams, some folding. Half brown leather over marbled boards, raised bands, six spine compartments stamped within in black and gilt, marbled page edges. About very good with name and date on front endpaper, edges and spine rubbed, boards visible at tips, quarter-sized chip from marbled paper on rear cover, and moderate darkening and marginal staining up to page 17 but remaining text bright and clean (appears to be printed on different paper).

[Book #52632]       Price: $150.00
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MR. ZOUCH: SUPERMAN; From a View to a Death. Anthony Powell. MR. ZOUCH: SUPERMAN; From a View to a Death.
New York: Vanguard Press, [1934]. First American edition of FROM A VIEW TO A DEATH, using the British sheets. The first edition with this title. Powell's third novel, which includes his usual interest in the subtleties of British 20th-century society in what some say is the mode that he comes to perfect in A DANCE TO THE MUSIC OF TIME. Very good with spine label a little darkened from glue and minor offsets to endpapers. In the scarce dust jacket with some professional repairs to edges and flap folds. FIRST EDITION WITH THIS TITLE.

[Book #53628]       Price: $2,750.00
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WOOD AND STONE: A Romance. John Cowper Powys. WOOD AND STONE: A Romance.
New York: G. Arnold Shaw, 1915. First American edition Wear on corners and spine ends and spine faded but lettering still discernable. Bookplate on front pastedown. Good or better. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #52233]       Price: $100.00
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DOORS OPEN. Ian Rankin. DOORS OPEN.
Gladestry: Scorpion Press, (2008). First edition, using sheets from the Orion trade edition, and published a week later, on September 25, 2008. Number 46 of 80 numbered copies SIGNED by the author. There were also 16 specially bound copies. Includes an appreciation by Denise Mina. Bound in dark blue quarter leather with marbled boards and top edge stained blue-green. Fine as issued in clear acetate wrapper.

[Book #46189]       Price: $150.00
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THE MAN IN LOWER TEN. Mary Roberts Rinehart. THE MAN IN LOWER TEN.
Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Co. (1909). First edition. Very good with lettering bright (Bobbs Merrill on lower spine rubbed) with previous owner's name on front endpaper, pages slightly age darkened and light foxing on page edges. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #16846]       Price: $100.00
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NORTHWEST PASSAGE. Kenneth Roberts. NORTHWEST PASSAGE.
Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Co. 1937. First trade edition, after the limited edition. SIGNED on the title page, "With all the good wishes of Kenneth Roberts x." The movie starring Spencer Tracey was based on this adventure novel. Forest green cloth cover blind-stamped on front, with gilt lettering on black label on the spine. The map endpapers are slightly glue shadowed at the hinges, there is slight play to the spine, front corners are a little bumped and cover a little aged but still a very good copy, lacking dust jacket.

[Book #52805]       Price: $175.00
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HARRY POTTER DELUXE EDITIONS: The Philosopher's Stone; The Chamber of Secrets; The Prisoner of Azkaban; The Goblet of Fire; The Order of the Phoenix; The Half-Blood Prince; The Deathly Hallows. J. K. Rowling. HARRY POTTER DELUXE EDITIONS: The Philosopher's Stone; The Chamber of Secrets; The Prisoner of Azkaban; The Goblet of Fire; The Order of the Phoenix; The Half-Blood Prince; The Deathly Hallows.
London: Bloomsbury, 1999 - 2007. First printings of all seven volumes of the deluxe editions--each being a first edition thus. Includes the eluxive first printing of 3rd title in the series, THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN, the first of these "deluxe" editions to be issued. The first 2 titles in the series were issued soon thereafter. All three state "This edition first published in Great Britain in 1999" and have a number line ending in "1." PRISONER OF AZKABAN has "Joanne Rowling" rather than "J. K. Rowling" on copyright page. Titles 4 through 7 were issued simultaneously with the trade editions and each state "First Edition." All seven volumes clothbound with front cover pictorial onlays, all edges gilt, and ribbon place markers. All seven are fine without dust jackets, as issued. Also included are two small paperback originals, QUIDDITCH THROUGH THE AGES and FANTASTIC BEASTS & WHERE TO FIND THEM, published by Bloomsbury in 2001.

[Book #54738]       Price: $2,500.00
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FANNY BY GASLIGHT. Michael Sadleir. FANNY BY GASLIGHT.
London: Constable, (1940). First edition. Fanny's adventures as a "nice girl" through the somewhat tawdry neighborhoods of London. Olive boards and slightly cocked spine lightly rumpled, light offset to pastedowns from the dust jacket, page edges a touch soiled. The darkened, period-style dust jacket has some minor losses to the head of spine and back panel affecting lettering, edges and extremities show a bit of chipping. Overall, very good or better.

[Book #48789]       Price: $100.00
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JOHNNY KING, QUARTERBACK. Jackson Scholz. JOHNNY KING, QUARTERBACK.
New York: William Morow & Co. 1949. First edition. Scholz was an American track and field athlete who specialized in the sprint. In the 1920s, he became the first person to appear in an Olympic sprint final in three different Olympic Games. His first Olympic appearance was in Antwerp at the 1920 Summer Olympics, where he won a gold medal. Later that year, Scholz equaled the World Record in the 100 meter, running it in 10.6 seconds in Stockholm. Four years later, he was one of the favorites for the sprint titles in the 100 and 200 meters at the Paris Games. He lived up to expectations in the 200 meter, but was beaten to the gold in the 100 meter by Britain's Harold Abrahams. This defeat, depicted in the movie "Chariots of Fire," may be the feat for which Scholz is best known. Few tiny foxed spots on front inner hinge, otherwise fine in red cloth and dust jacket with minor edgewear and soiling.

[Book #48433]       Price: $150.00
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LADY IN LILAC. Susannah Shane. LADY IN LILAC.
New York: Dodd, Mead, 1941. First edition. Advance proof issue of this Red Badge Prize Mystery in glossy pictorial paperwraps. Very good with faded and sloped spine, spine and edge rubbing, and two closed to bottom back cover.

[Book #51333]       Price: $150.00
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ON THE BEACH. Nevil Shute. ON THE BEACH.
Melbourne: Heinemann, (1957). First Australian edition. Light foxing on page edges, name and date on front endpaper, spine ends slightly faded, otherwise a bright, crisp copy, that is very good or better in about very good price clipped dust jacket with some wear and small chips on corners and spine ends and a touch of subtle staining. We're not sure where this edition fits but it reportedly precedes the UK edition. The book was set and printed in Australia and given the setting of the book, it would seem to be the edition to have.

[Book #36121]       Price: $200.00
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THE ANGEL OF THE OPERA. Sam Siciliano. THE ANGEL OF THE OPERA.
New York: Otto Penzler Books, (1994). First edition. The first meeting of Sherlock Holmes and the Phantom of the Opera. An uncorrected proof in printed white wraps. Fine.

[Book #37504]       Price: $100.00
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INCIDENTS AND EXPERIENCES OF A RAILROAD EVANGELIST. Jennie Smith. INCIDENTS AND EXPERIENCES OF A RAILROAD EVANGELIST.
Washington D. C. No publisher, 1920. First edition. "My interest was awakened in railroad men when I was a helpless invalid, carried from one place to another for treatment....After I was healed I was made the National Superintendent of the Railroad Department of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union" (from the preface). Red floral cloth boards with gilt lettered spine. Frontis photo of the author. Boards stained but still reasonably attractive and otherwise very good.

[Book #52550]       Price: $85.00
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DEATH TURNS A TRICK. Julie Smith. DEATH TURNS A TRICK.
New York: Walker & Co. (1982). First edition. SIGNED BY SMITH on the title page in her signature red ink. Her first book and first to feature Rebecca Schwartz, a Jewish feminist lawyer in San Francisco who finds herself in the middle of a crime. Spine ends and corners mildly bumped still fine in near fine to fine dust jacket with light rubbing to spine ends and corners.

[Book #54791]       Price: $200.00
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THE FIELD ARTILLERY JOURNAL. Wm. J. Snow. THE FIELD ARTILLERY JOURNAL.
Washington D. C. The United States Field Artillery Association, 1911. First edition. Volume I, Numbers 1 through 4. Published quarterly. Illustrated with drawings, charts, maps and photos, mostly in the text (a few full-page), as well as a folding map, "Echelles Metriques," and one other, which has been partially removed. Bound in salmon cloth boards with "F. A. / Vol. 1" stamped on in black on spine. Good or better with covers soiled and generally worn but interior mostly very good.

[Book #52546]       Price: $300.00
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THE FANFARLO: And Other Verse. Muriel Spark. THE FANFARLO: And Other Verse.
Kent: The Hand and Flower Press, 1952. First edition in the first-issue paperwraps with red lettering. Fine.

[Book #15842]       Price: $50.00
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