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JAMIE IS MY HEART'S DESIRE. Alfred Chester. JAMIE IS MY HEART'S DESIRE.
New York: The Vanguard Press, [1957]. First U.S. edition of author's second book. Upper front tip slightly bumped and page edges lightly soiled, otherwise fine in dust jacket with soiled rear panel, light edge rubbing, a small chip in top edge of spine, 1/4" chip in lower edge of rear panel and top corner of front flap clipped (though $3.50 price is intact at lower edge of flap).

[Book #35726]       Price: $100.00
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THE POET AND THE LUNATICS. G. K. Chesterton. THE POET AND THE LUNATICS.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Co. (1929). First U.S. edition. Cloth spine just a bit aged, otherwise near fine in very good or better dust jacket with a small rectangular chip (quarter-inch deep and one-inch wide) near hinge at top of front cover, one small closed tear, small name and date (1929) on front endpaper, and spine a bit faded. Two long tears so expertly repaired with tape on verso that they are undetectable from the front. Still, overall a very nice copy of this title.

[Book #42602]       Price: $350.00
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THE SECRET OF FATHER BROWN. Gilbert K. Chesterton. THE SECRET OF FATHER BROWN.
London: Cassell and Co. Ltd. (1927). First edition. Black cloth boards stamped in gilt on spine. Few inconspicuous pin pricks otherwise near fine with gilt still nice and bright. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #23055]       Price: $75.00
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FROM JULIA CHILD'S KITCHEN. Julia Child. FROM JULIA CHILD'S KITCHEN.
Paul Child. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1975. First edition. Photographs and drawings by Paul Child with additional photographs by Albie Walton. Very good to near fine with light rubbing to spine corners and crease to head of spine where bumped. Pages clear and bright with the exception of pencil notations and slight damp wrinkles to the first recipe and opposing pages. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #53276]       Price: $75.00
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RUDE AWAKENING. Purnell Christian, Joe Service, Servello. RUDE AWAKENING.
(Tucson): D(ennis) McM(illan), 1996. First edition. One of 30 copies SIGNED by Christian, Servello (Service) and McMillan. 10 for each. This is no. 8 of the artist's copies. Christian's short stories illustrated in comic book form by Servello. Oversized red cloth boards in matching slipcase, as issued. Fine.

[Book #32455]       Price: $100.00
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APG 082.4 (2004). Agatha Christie. APG 082.4 (2004) Author Price Guide. (Dickerson: Quill & Brush, 2004). Includes a facsimile of the author's signature; a brief biographical sketch; a list of the author's first editions (American and British) current to the date of publication of the guide, with entries for limited and trade editions; number of copies (if available); how to identify the first edition; and estimated values with and without the dustwrapper (if applicable). Issued as a PDF file. Click HERE for a complete list of our individual Author Price Guides or for information about ordering the complete set on CD.
[Book #22763]       Price: $19.50
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THE MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR AT STYLES. Agatha Christie. THE MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR AT STYLES.
New York/Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1920. First Canadian edition of her first book. Published using the sheets of the first U.S edition (published by John Lane) and preceding the British first edition, published in 1921. The first appearance of Hercule Poirot. The book has an integral Ryerson title page; we assume it was a small printing. It appears to us that it was rebacked and has new endpapers. The rebacking was a pretty good job and not obvious. Internally clean with no foxing. In a specially made clamshell box printed in black lettering on spine and front. THE FIRST APPEARANCE OF POIROT.

[Book #52258]       Price: $4,000.00
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THE BESTIARY. Nicholas Christopher. THE BESTIARY.
(New York): The Dial Press, (2007). First edition. SIGNED by author. Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #52106]       Price: $50.00
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IF WISHES WERE HORSES ---BEGGARS COULD RIDE. E. V. A. Christy. IF WISHES WERE HORSES ---BEGGARS COULD RIDE.
London/Brussels: Nicholson and Watson, (1947). First edition. With 60 illustrations. Eva Christy was an officially appointed Military Riding Instructor in World War I and inventor of the "Christy Stirrup" and "One piece side-saddle habit." Near fine in like dust jacket with very minor wear and light soiling on the white back panel.

[Book #54448]       Price: $75.00
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THE GRAND ORIGINAL. Randolph Churchill, Kay Halle. THE GRAND ORIGINAL.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1971. First edition. Portraits of Randolph Churchill by his friends collected, introduced and edited by Halle. INSCRIBED BY HALLE to friends of Churchill, it would seem, in September 1971. Includes John Betjeman. Oscar Levant, A. J. Liebling, Malcolm Muggeridge, Jacqueline Onasis, et al. Illustrated with photographs. Fine in dust jacket with corners and spine ends a little nicked and rubbed, otherwise near fine.

[Book #54411]       Price: $75.00
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APG 107.3 (2004). Winston S. Churchill. APG 107.3 (2004) Author Price Guide. (Dickerson: Quill & Brush, 2004). Includes a facsimile of the author's signature; a brief biographical sketch; a list of the author's first editions (American and British) current to the date of publication of the guide, with entries for limited and trade editions; number of copies (if available); how to identify the first edition; and estimated values with and without the dustwrapper (if applicable). Issued as a PDF file. Click HERE for a complete list of our individual Author Price Guides or for information about ordering the complete set on CD.
[Book #22764]       Price: $33.00
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STEP BY STEP 1936-1939. Winston S. Churchill. STEP BY STEP 1936-1939.
London: Thornton Butterworth Ltd. (1939). First edition. Churchill's coverage of the period before the War. "A potent imagination at once penetrating and creative---enriched by a singularly varied political experience, that views with genuine vision the cross-currents of international affairs.---" (blurb). Sort of sums up Churchill himself. Folding map of Europe at rear. Small name on front endpaper and minor rubbing on corners, otherwise very good to fine in dust jacket showing wear, with minor chipping, closed tear on front panel, and stain at bottom of spine. Despite its faults, a reasonably attractive copy of an important book.

[Book #47159]       Price: $350.00
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WOMAN HOLLERING CREEK; And Other Stories. Sandra Cisneros. WOMAN HOLLERING CREEK; And Other Stories.
New York: Random House, (1991). First editon. SIGNED by author on title page. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #44229]       Price: $100.00
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APG 125.3 (2004). Tom Clancy. APG 125.3 (2004) Author Price Guide. (Dickerson: Quill & Brush, 2004). Includes a facsimile of the author's signature; a brief biographical sketch; a list of the author's first editions (American and British) current to the date of publication of the guide, with entries for limited and trade editions; number of copies (if available); how to identify the first edition; and estimated values with and without the dustwrapper (if applicable). Issued as a PDF file. Click HERE for a complete list of our individual Author Price Guides or for information about ordering the complete set on CD.
[Book #22765]       Price: $7.50
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THE CARDINAL OF THE KREMLIN. Tom Clancy. THE CARDINAL OF THE KREMLIN.
London: Collins, 1988. First UK edition. SIGNED book plate laid in. Small skinned spot on front endpaper, otherwise fine in dust jacket.

[Book #17815]       Price: $100.00
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THE CARDINAL OF THE KREMLIN. Tom Clancy. THE CARDINAL OF THE KREMLIN.
New York: Putnam's Sons, (1988). First edition. SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. Near fine with previous owner's name and date (both small) on title page, cloth on spine edge lightly rubbed and page edges faintly soiled; in a fine dust jacket with small stain (offset from cloth spine) on verso of dust jacket that is not visible from the front cover. Still, a nice copy.

[Book #33054]       Price: $100.00
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DEBT OF HONOR. Tom Clancy. DEBT OF HONOR.
New York: Putnam's Sons, (1994). First edition. SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. Near fine with faint water damage to spine; in a bright dust jacket with soiling where the blue cloth has bled to verso of dust jacket.

[Book #33036]       Price: $125.00
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PATRIOT GAMES. Tom Clancy. PATRIOT GAMES.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1987). First edition, second state. INSCRIBED, "To Alexis/ Best Wishes/ Tom Clancy." Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #33050]       Price: $125.00
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THE SUM OF ALL FEARS. Tom Clancy. THE SUM OF ALL FEARS.
(London): HarperCollins, (1991). First UK edition. SIGNED book plate laid in. Very good or better in near fine dust jacket.

[Book #49861]       Price: $75.00
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ROME & A VILLA. Eleanor Clark. ROME & A VILLA.
London: Michael Joseph, (1952). First UK edition. Her second book. UNCORRECTED PROOF in printed, tan paperwraps. Uncommon thus. Issued in 1952 with "First published .... 1952" on copyright page; the trade edition was not issued until 1953. SIGNED BY CLARK on the title page. Includes the illustrations by Eugene Berman. Light soiling and few old faint damp stains, half-inch chip from front cover top inside corner otherwise good to about very good. A scarce proof, scarcer still signed.

[Book #47337]       Price: $100.00
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STOCK MARKET CONTROL: A Summary of the Research Findings and Recommendations of the Security Markets Survey Staff of the Twentieth Century Fund, Inc. Evans Clark, Margaret Schnieder, Frederick Dewhurst, Alfred Bernheim. STOCK MARKET CONTROL: A Summary of the Research Findings and Recommendations of the Security Markets Survey Staff of the Twentieth Century Fund, Inc.
New York: D. Appleton-Century Co. (1934). First edition. Edited by Evans et al. Staff members of theTwentieth Century Fund explain how security markets are organized and operate and shed light on the need for market regulations after the devastation of the Great Depression. 8vo blue cloth boards stamped in gilt on front and spine; 209 pp. Gilt lettering dulled on spine and rubbed on front, otherwise about very good.

[Book #54634]       Price: $75.00
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APG 163.1 (2004). Mary Higgins Clark. APG 163.1 (2004) Author Price Guide. (Dickerson: Quill & Brush, 2004). Includes a facsimile of the author's signature; a brief biographical sketch; a list of the author's first editions (American and British) current to the date of publication of the guide, with entries for limited and trade editions; number of copies (if available); how to identify the first edition; and estimated values with and without the dustwrapper (if applicable). Issued as a PDF file. Click HERE for a complete list of our individual Author Price Guides or for information about ordering the complete set on CD.
[Book #22766]       Price: $4.50
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THE CITY OF TREMBLING LEAVES. Walter Van Tilburg Clark. THE CITY OF TREMBLING LEAVES.
New York: Random House, (1945). First edition. A very good or better copy that has touch of soiling. In like dust jacket that has a minor amount of edge wear.

[Book #28353]       Price: $60.00
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THE WATCHFUL GODS: and Other Stories. Walter Van Tilburg Clark. THE WATCHFUL GODS: and Other Stories.
New York: Random House, (1950). First edition. SIGNED, "Walter T. Clark/Carson City, Nevada/January 1951." Clark's only collection of short stories. Very fine in bright and fine dust jacket with the barest of wear. A beautiful copy, and scarce signed.

[Book #46632]       Price: $650.00
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THE EXPLORATION OF SPACE. Arthur C. Clarke. THE EXPLORATION OF SPACE.
New York: Harper & Bros. (1951). First U.S. edition. Notable non-fiction book from the author of 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, describing the technical details and societal implications of rocketry and space flight. Very good to near fine complete dust jacket with edge rubbing and light foxing or soiling on the top and bottom edge of the white portion of the back cover.

[Book #49203]       Price: $100.00
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