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THE SWING MUSIC MURDER. Harlan Reed. THE SWING MUSIC MURDER.
New York: E. P. Dutton & Co. 1938. First edition. "Here is a new tempo in murder mystery. Murder is practically set to music!" His second book featuring detective Dan Jordan (the only two books he wrote). Spine and edges toned otherwise would be near fine in very good to near fine dust jacket with edges rubbed, few tiny nicks and tears, and rubbing to few letters on rear panel (still readable).

[Book #54786]       Price: $200.00
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THE ILLUSTRATOR IN AMERICA: 1880-1980. Walt Reed, John Held Roger, Rockwell Kent. THE ILLUSTRATOR IN AMERICA: 1880-1980.
New York: Society of Illustrators, (1984). First edition. Number 36 of 50 copies with an original woodcut by John Held, Jr. (signed "72/100 Mrs John Held, Jr."). Additionally SIGNED by both authors on the title page. 355 pages with text for each decade by different illustrators (1920-1930 by Rockwell Kent, e.g.). Also includes Benjamin Eisenstat, Von Schmidt, Bernard Fuchs, et al. Profusely illustrated. Black cloth, a.e.g., 4to. Fine in fine matching cloth slipcase.

[Book #46227]       Price: $750.00
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THE HORIZON. Douglas Reeman. THE HORIZON.
London: Heinemann, (1993). First edition. Not published in hardcover in the U.S. The third book in his "Royal Marines / Blackwood Saga" quintent. SIGNED by Reeman on the title page. Fine in fine dust jacket. Scarce signed.

[Book #55051]       Price: $75.00
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THE ADVENTURES OF FIVE CHILDREN AND A DOG. Renee Reggiani. THE ADVENTURES OF FIVE CHILDREN AND A DOG.
Geraldine Spence. London: Collins, 1963. First UK edition. Translated by Antonia Neville. Very good, with 4 tiny purple marks on the bottom edge; in good or better pictorial dust jacket with some chipping and closed tear at top edge. Runner-up for the Hans Christian Anderson Award.

[Book #47874]       Price: $50.00
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THE AMATEUR'S VADEMECUM: A Practical Treatise on the Art of Dancing. E. B. Reilley. THE AMATEUR'S VADEMECUM: A Practical Treatise on the Art of Dancing.
Philadelphia: J. Nicholas, 1870. First edition. Comprising "The Ancient and Modern History of Dancing--The Etiquette and Fashions of the Ball Room--The Modes of Conducting Balls, Parties, Soirees" etc., etc., etc. Decorative blindstamped blue cloth boards, with gilt lettering and design on spine and gilt emblem on front cover. Spine ends and corners just beginning to fray, still very good with tissue-protected frontis illustration "Ball Room Scene" a little darkened.

[Book #52655]       Price: $300.00
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A SUMMARY VIEW OF THE MILLENNIAL CHURCH OR UNITED SOCIETY OF BELIEVERS (COMMONLY CALLED SHAKERS); Comprising the Rise, Progress and Practical Order of the Society; Together With the General Principles of Their Faith and Testimony. Religion. A SUMMARY VIEW OF THE MILLENNIAL CHURCH OR UNITED SOCIETY OF BELIEVERS (COMMONLY CALLED SHAKERS); Comprising the Rise, Progress and Practical Order of the Society; Together With the General Principles of Their Faith and Testimony.
Albany: Packard & Van Benthuysen, 1823. First edition. Original binding intact but edges of preface and contents pages have substantial chewing damage affecting lettering on the margins of the first few pages, otherwise about good.

[Book #28834]       Price: $100.00
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FREDERIC REMINGTON'S OWN WEST. Frederic Remington. FREDERIC REMINGTON'S OWN WEST.
New York: Dial Press, 1960. First edition. Written and illustrated by Frederic Remington. Edited and with an introduction by Harold McCracken. One of 167 numbered copies SIGNED by McCracken. Full leather lettered in gold on front and spine, blindstamped steer's head on front, top edge gilt. Fine in original glassine in slipcase which shows only light shelfwear.

[Book #27189]       Price: $200.00
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SUNDOWN LEFLARE. Frederic Remington. SUNDOWN LEFLARE.
New York: Harper & Bros. 1899. First edition. 12 plates by Remington. Gift inscription on front endpaper dated 1909, and cover shows minor wear, otherwise would be a very good copy, if it weren't for the damp stain on edges of most pages (faint except on first 10 pages or so). Still, not a bad copy of what seems to be a very scarce title. In specially made plain slipcase.

[Book #48822]       Price: $200.00
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LEHRBUCH DER KINEMATIK [Textbook of Kinematics]: In Two Volumes. F. Reuleaux, Franz. LEHRBUCH DER KINEMATIK [Textbook of Kinematics]: In Two Volumes.
Braunschweig: Friedrich Vieweg und Sohn, 1875 and 1900. First edition. Text in German.Two volume set, well illustrated. Franz Reuleaux (1829-1905), often called "the father of kinematics," was a mechanical engineer and President of the Berlin Royal Technical Academy (wiki). First volume: Theoretical Kinematics, basic course of a Theory Of Mechanical Engineering [Erster Band: Theoretische Kinematik; Grundzuge einer Theorie Des Maschinenwesens]. 622 pages including index and 452 illustration in the text and 8 double-page folding tables bound at rear. Second volume: the Practical Relations of Kinematics to Geometry and Mechanics. [Zweiter Band: Die Praktischen Beziehungen der Kinematik Zu Geometrie Und Mechanik] 788 pages including index and with 670 illustrations in the text and two folding illustrations. Newly professionally rebound in gray cloth boards with page edges marbled, new endpapers added and brown leather labels on spine. Some minor foxing in volume 1 but none in volume 2; near fine.

[Book #52677]       Price: $500.00
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UNDER THE ARUBAN SUN. Chi Sun Rhee. UNDER THE ARUBAN SUN.
Fuquay-Varina, NC: Research Triangle Publishing, (1996). First edition of this self-published travelogue written wholly in verse. A remarkable achievement, it would seem; eleven days covered in 288 pages, opening with, "According to the watchword, our play has started./ Time was midnight; the date a dark gray Christmas./ Working a year, three hundred sixty-five days,/ We earned a fortnight's holiday to play.// The name of the play: the 'Winter Vacation';/ The place: the island of Aruba in the Caribbean./ Transportation: a steelbird;/ The cast on the stage: our family of four." Illustrated with drawings, presumably by Rhee. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the front endpaper, "December 11, 1996/ Chi Sun Rhee." Fine in fine dust jacket. Although not indicated as such in the book, this copy is from the collection of poet, short story writer, and Faulkner scholar Louis Daniel Brodsky. "Time was midnight; the date a dark gray Christmas."

[Book #54255]       Price: $75.00
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CHASTISE ME WITH SCORPIONS: With a Commentary by Lewis L. Robbins, M. D. Laura Rhodes, , Lucy Freeman. CHASTISE ME WITH SCORPIONS: With a Commentary by Lewis L. Robbins, M. D.
New York: Putnam's Sons, (1964). First edition."The story of a woman's fight against self-destruction"--from the dust jacket. Lengthy SIGNED PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION on the front endpaper from Laura Rhodes identifying the recipient as the "Doctor Stewart" of the book. Underlining to text, presumably by the author or the recipient. Very good in price-clipped, edge worn dust jacket.

[Book #48190]       Price: $50.00
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BEAUTY'S PUNISHMENT: The Further Erotic Adventures of Sleeping Beauty. Anne Rice, As A. N. Roquelaure. BEAUTY'S PUNISHMENT: The Further Erotic Adventures of Sleeping Beauty.
New York: E.P. Dutton, Inc. (1984). First edition. Fine in dust jacket with the barest wear.

[Book #50280]       Price: $150.00
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THE TALE OF THE BODY THIEF The Vampire Chronicles. Anne Rice. THE TALE OF THE BODY THIEF The Vampire Chronicles
New York: Knopf, 1992. First edition. Advance reading copy - SIGNED. Fine in pictorial paperwraps.

[Book #31558]       Price: $100.00
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THE TRAP. Dorothy Richardson. THE TRAP.
New York: Knopf, 1925. First edition. The eighth volume in the author's "Pilgrimage" series. Previous owner's signature on front endpaper, foxing to the uncut front page edges, otherwise the book is very good to fine and with top edge color very good. Half-inch chip at top of front panel of dust jacket, two crescent shaped lines (from glass edge we assume) below the authors name on front panel, spine slightly tanned and rubbed; small, inconspicuous section of front fold missing, otherwise about very good. This U.S. jacket is scarce.

[Book #49665]       Price: $300.00
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JOSHUA THEN AND NOW. Mordecai Richler. JOSHUA THEN AND NOW.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1980. First edition. Uncorrected proof in light blue paperwraps with publisher's letter and reviewers notes laid in. Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Jonathan Yardley's copy with hand-written note from Knopf's William T. Loverd (signed "Bill") that has Yardley's penciled notes on back and a promo for the book that includes a blurb from Yardley's own review of Richler's ST. URBAIN'S HORSEMAN. Spine sloped from reading, tape shadows on front cover, otherwise near fine.

[Book #50828]       Price: $60.00
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APG 016.4 (2004). Laura Riding. APG 016.4 (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 #22876]       Price: $6.75
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JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY: Hoosier Poet. James Whitcomb Riley, Jeannette Covert Nolan. JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY: Hoosier Poet.
Robert S. Robison. New York: Julian Messner, (1941). First edition. Special limited Indiana edition, number 147. SIGNED by Nolan and the illustrator, Robert S. Robinson. Very good in vibrant green cloth binding, a little shelfworn at the spine ends and corners. In a dust jacket that is also very good, with a touch of soiling and some wear to the edges, very shallow chipping, few small tears and spine fold split (but not noticeably).

[Book #50569]       Price: $60.00
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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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THE WINDOW AT THE WHITE CAT. Mary Roberts Rinehart. THE WINDOW AT THE WHITE CAT.
Arthur I. Keller. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Co. (1910). First edition. Illustrations by Arthur I. Keller. Name and date on front endpaper, otherwise fine with lettering bright and only the barest wear on corners and spine ends. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #41202]       Price: $200.00
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INITIUM S. EVANGELII SECUNDUM S. JOANNEM. Elizabeth Rivers. INITIUM S. EVANGELII SECUNDUM S. JOANNEM.
(Dublin): Dolmen Press, (1953). First edition. The first of the Dolmen Press Christmas booklets, limited to 500 copies. Illustrated with wood engravings by Elizabeth Rivers. Tan card covers, lettered and with small woodcut on front printed in black and framed by vertical red rules. In dust jacket printed in red and black and featuring a different woodcut by Rivers. 8 pages plus endpapers; unopened. Fine in near fine dust jacket--scarce to rare in dust jacket. THE FIRST DOLMEN PRESS CHRISTMAS BOOKLET--SCARCE TO RARE IN DUST JACKET.

[Book #52526]       Price: $500.00
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THE RAVENS: The Men Who Flew in America's Secret War in Laos. Christopher Robbins. THE RAVENS: The Men Who Flew in America's Secret War in Laos.
New York: Crown Publishers, Inc. (1987). First edition. "Their mission [was to] fly low and slow, spot the enemy, and direct the winged artillery of American air strikes from adjacent South Vietnam, Thailand, and U.S. aircraft carriers." Fine copy in dust jacket.

[Book #50625]       Price: $75.00
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EVEN COWGIRLS GET THE BLUES. Tom Robbins. EVEN COWGIRLS GET THE BLUES.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1976. First edition. SIGNED BY ROBBINS on the half-title page. Fine in near fine, price-clipped dust jacket with touch of light wear. Housed in custom, molded clamshell case lettered in gilt on spine and with partial image from dust jacket embossed on front.

[Book #55105]       Price: $1,500.00
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SKINNY LEGS AND ALL. Tom Robbins. SKINNY LEGS AND ALL.
New York: Bantam Books, (1990). First edition. Uncorrected proofs in cream-colored, printed paperwraps. Fine.

[Book #32509]       Price: $60.00
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WHISPERING CANON: A Western Story. James Roberts. WHISPERING CANON: A Western Story.
New York City: Chelsea House, (1925). First edition. Very light foxing on page ends and offset on front endpaper, otherwise fine in very good dustjacket with lightly soiled spine and a chip at top of spine affecting "Wh" in "Whispering."

[Book #43003]       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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