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A FATAL GRACE. Louise Penny. A FATAL GRACE.
New York: St. Martin's Minotaur, (2007). First U.S. edition. SIGNED by author on title page. AUTHOR'S SECOND BOOK. Spine ends very slightly bumped otherwise fine in fine dust jacket.

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STILL LIFE. Louise Penny. STILL LIFE.
New York: St. Martin's Minotaur, (2006). First U.S. edition. SIGNED by author on title page. AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #55066]       Price: $300.00
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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.

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APG 088.4 (2011). Walker Percy. APG 088.4 (2011) 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.
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THE MOVIEGOER. Walker Percy. THE MOVIEGOER.
New York: Knopf, 1979. Later printing, the 12th. AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK and arguably his best--the story of Binx Bolling, an alienated young man seeking meaning for his existence. Winner of the National Book Award. INSCRIBED ON FRONT ENDPAPER, "Via Jeanne . . . / with best wishes/ Walker Percy/ February 14, 1980." ADDITIONALLY SIGNED on title page. Bright and fine in dust jacket with inconspicuous slice to front panel and barest edge wear, otherwise fine. NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER.

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THE THANATOS SYNDROME. Walker Percy. THE THANATOS SYNDROME.
New York: Farrar Straus, (1987). First edition. One of 250 SIGNED numbered copies. A doctor uncovers a criminal attempt to "improve" behavior patterns through drugs in the water. Fine as issued, without dust jacket in slipcase which is a little faded on edges.

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A GRAMMAR OF THE FRENCH TONGUE; Grounded Upon the Decisions of the French Academy. John Perrin, J. F. Tocquot. A GRAMMAR OF THE FRENCH TONGUE; Grounded Upon the Decisions of the French Academy.
New York: Peter A. Mesier, 1810. First edition thus. Revised by Tocquot from the 11th London edition of Perrin's 1768 book. Full leather boards which appear to tree calf; gilt-ruled spine with gilt-lettered leather spine label. Small area of calf peeled from front board, otherwise good or better with text block aged but clean.

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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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BLONDES DIE YOUNG. Bill Peters, William McGivern. BLONDES DIE YOUNG.
New York: Dodd Mead, (1952). First edition. His only book under this name. Name (Roberts) written on front and rear end papers, otherwise near fine in edge chipped dust jacket.

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APG 168.1 (2004). Ellis Peters. APG 168.1 (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.
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BROTHER CADFAEL'S PENANCE The Twentieth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael. Ellis Peters. BROTHER CADFAEL'S PENANCE The Twentieth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael.
(London): Headline, (1994). First edition. Pages a little aged, as usually seen, otherwise crisp and fine in bright, fine dust jacket.

[Book #55049]       Price: $50.00
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FLIGHT OF A WITCH. Ellis Peters. FLIGHT OF A WITCH.
London: Collins, (1964). First edition. Fine in near fine dust jacket with light rubbing and a small crease mark along the top edge of the front.

[Book #51479]       Price: $250.00
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THE KNOCKER ON DEATH'S DOOR. Ellis Peters. THE KNOCKER ON DEATH'S DOOR.
New York: Morrow, 1971. First U.S. edition. Near fine with light soiling to lower edge of page block in very good or better lightly rubbed, lightly soiled dust jacket with very minor edge wear.

[Book #39801]       Price: $60.00
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THE SUMMER OF THE DANES The Eighteenth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael. Ellis Peters. THE SUMMER OF THE DANES The Eighteenth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael.
(London): Headline, (1991). First edition. Pages very slightly toned, otherwise fine in near fine dust jacket with just a touch of light shelf wear.

[Book #52278]       Price: $50.00
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THE COVERED BRIDGE. Herman Petersen. THE COVERED BRIDGE.
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co. (1950). First edition. First novel from this author of non-fiction, mysteries, and magazine articles. Near fine in pictorial, lightly shelf-worn dust jacket.

[Book #47505]       Price: $50.00
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FLAMBARDS IN SUMMER. K. M. Peyton. FLAMBARDS IN SUMMER.
Victor G. Ambrus. London: Oxford University Press, 1969. First edition. Illustrated by Victor G. Ambrus. Near fine with light offset to the endpapers; in a near fine dust jacket with just a touch of soiling,

[Book #50534]       Price: $50.00
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JUSTO UCUNDONO: Prince of Japan. Philalethes, John E. Blox. JUSTO UCUNDONO: Prince of Japan.
Baltimore: John Murphy & Co. 1854. First edition. Decoratively blindstamped light brown cloth boards lettered in gilt on spine. Errata sheet tipped in. Ownership signatures of Lillian R. Sappington (front endpaper) and Thomas Sappington, Jr. (head of title page). A good, solid copy with covers fading and spotted and foxing throughout.

[Book #52557]       Price: $100.00
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THE BEAST IN THE CAVE. Mary Alice Philips. THE BEAST IN THE CAVE.
Torson Gide. New York: Franklin Watts Incorporated, (1959). First edition. Near fine in price-clipped dust jacket.

[Book #47778]       Price: $50.00
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THE SOCIAL SECRETARY. David Graham Phillips. THE SOCIAL SECRETARY.
Clarence F. Underwood. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, (1905). First edition. Blue cloth boards with gold stamped lettering, black rule and white design; beautiful pen-and-ink illustrations by Clarence F. Underwood. Minor rubbing to spine ends and tips, otherwise bright and fine. An attractive book.

[Book #29375]       Price: $50.00
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THE LAST VALLEY. J. B. Pick, James Clavell. THE LAST VALLEY.
Boston: Little, Brown and Co. (1959). First U.S. edition; published in the UK as THE FAT VALLEY. Pick's historical novel about the Thirty Years' War (1618-1648) was the basis for the 1971 movie of the same name directed by Clavell from his own adaptation of Pick's novel. It starred Michael Caine as the mercenary captain and Omar Sharif as the intellectual. Fine in near fine dust jacket with tiny nick to head of spine, which is slightly tanned.

[Book #54969]       Price: $150.00
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BLOOD HEAT. Steve Pieczenik. BLOOD HEAT.
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1988). First edition. SIGNED and INSCRIBED on front free endpaper "6/88- Best wishes from the Shirley Madison Inn and owner/author Steve Pieczenik." Fine in dust jacket with light edge wear and two small closed tears in rear panel.

[Book #36157]       Price: $60.00
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HOUR UPON THE STAGE. Ann Pinchot. HOUR UPON THE STAGE.
New York: Dodd Mead, 1929. First edition of her first book. A novel about a Jewish family's progress in the early 20th century along the coast of Lake Michigan, where the author grew up. Fine in price-clipped Arthur Hawkins dust jacket, which is a little faded and has three small chips (two at either side of spine top, and one at bottom of front cover). Scarce in the Hawkins jacket.

[Book #46344]       Price: $350.00
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NORTHWOODS HERITAGE: Authentic Short Accounts of the Northland in Another Era. Richard E. Pinette. NORTHWOODS HERITAGE: Authentic Short Accounts of the Northland in Another Era.
(Colebrook, New Hampshire: Liebl, 1992). Presumed first edition. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper. Includes black-and-white illustrations. Fine in pictorial dust jacket.

[Book #47607]       Price: $50.00
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LANDSCAPE and SILENCE. Harold Pinter. LANDSCAPE and SILENCE.
London: Methuen & Co Ltd, (1969). First edition. Fine in about very good, price-clipped dust jacket with edgewear and chips on corners and spine ends.

[Book #49519]       Price: $60.00
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JOHN PIPER: Paintings, Drawings & Theatre Designs. John Piper. JOHN PIPER: Paintings, Drawings & Theatre Designs.
New York: Curt Valentin, 1955. First U.S. edition using British plates. Includes articles by Piper and an introduction by S. John Woods, who also arranged the book. John Piper was a painter who also did theatre design, book illustrations, photography, criticism, etc. The book includes eleven illustrations in color and 244 in monochrome; 8 pages of reproductions in four-color line and tone; an aquatint, a monochrome lithograph, and three lithographs in color specially drawn for this book. Folio (10 x 12 1.2 inches) in dust jacket with minor wear on corners and spine ends.

[Book #41036]       Price: $500.00
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