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Sluggy Freelance and Fire Rain Book 8, Abrams, Pete
1 Abrams, Pete Sluggy Freelance and Fire Rain Book 8
Plan Nine 2003 1929462735 / 9781929462735 Soft cover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall Illustrated 
127 pp soft cover with vertical crease, tips show light wear, test appears unread. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The Rim Of The Prarie, Aldrich, Bess Streeter
2 Aldrich, Bess Streeter The Rim Of The Prarie
NY A. L. Burt Company 1925 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Green cloth with black ruled titles. Tips and spine ends rubbed. Name on foxed endpp, vint bookstore sticker and price tag on rear paste down. 352 pp plus other offerings in rear. A western story set in a small town in Nebraska on 'the rim of the prairie'. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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New England Gothic FIRST EDITION, Allen, Addison
3 Allen, Addison New England Gothic FIRST EDITION
PA Chilton Book Company 1960 First Edition Cloth Boards Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Collectible copy, stated first edition on copyright page. Lilac colored cloth boards with sharp tips and barely bumped spine ends, no rubbing. Bit of age toning/spotting on backstrip cloth with a one inch darker rust colored mark in frt gutter cloth which is fainly visible as well on front pastedown along with some other micro foxing marks on pastedowns. Tidy name also on frt pastedn but is all but hidden under unclipped frt dj flap. 250 pp crisp and unmarked. No dog ears, just very light foxing on edge of page block. Illustrated dj shows color loss and light rubbing at extremities. Spine sunned but title still legible. 1/4 in chip at head of spine, 1/2 in chip at foot of spine, dj displays well in new mylar. A work of fiction which resembles a true murder,which occurred in Maine, USA that is still considered unsolved by many. In this Gothic tale played out in a small New England town, the tenderness of young love, the revelation and aftermath of an unnatural lust, and the brutal reality of violent death result in a trial that reveals the wellsprings of evil that may contaminate even the most preaceful village, the (nicest) people. This novel is based on one of the strangest, most shocking American murder cases. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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4 Anand, Valerie The Norman Pretender
NY Charles Scribner's Sons 1979 0684160994 / 9780684160993 Reprint Gilt Lettering on Hard Boards Fine Very Good + 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall No Illustrations 
Dark teal hardcover with gilt lettering has negligible wear. Unclipped dj is lightly curled on upper edge and has a miniscule knick with color loss. 410 tight & bright pages with crisp text and no tears, writing, soil or blemishes. Based on the lives of Earl Godwin of Wessex and his family, dealing with the cacophony of alliances and rifts--military, political and marital--clanking down around the English. Books are cleaned and dust wrappers placedin new mylar whenever possible. Book images are available, just ask. Offered from a five star, full-time, professional bookseller and proud member of the Virginia Antiquarian Booksellers Association. Your satisfaction is our #1 priority. We love what we do and it shows! 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Idyll's End HB/DJ 1st ED, Anet, Claude
5 Anet, Claude Idyll's End HB/DJ 1st ED
NY Dodd, Mead & Co. 1931 0396079350 / 9780396079354 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good + Good 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
Black moire cloth boards with fairly sharp tips and bumped spine ends. 222 pg text crisp and unmarked. DJ shows a small triangular shaped chip at head of rear panel, sticker pull on dj backstrip and some small areas of rubbing and loss at tips, displays ok in new mylar. Books are cleaned and mylar changed on dj's whenever possible. We gift wrap every book at no charge. Additional images available, just ask. Offered from a five star, full-time professional bookseller and proud members of the Virginia Antiquarian Booksellers Association. Satisfaction guarenteed. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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6 Anonymous A Man With A Maid Two Volumes Complete in One
NY Grove Press 1968 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good + 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall 
Book fine save for lightly bumped spine ends. White background illust glossy dj has small chip at head of spine, displays well in new mylar. Reprint dist by Bookthrift, NY, so stated on copyright page. 254pp as new, appears unread. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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7 Arnold, L. Walker The Legend of Old Faithful
TN University Publishers 1986 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Light surface wear to unclipped dj. 364 pp text tight and bright, no marks or writing, lightly brushed board tips. Inspirational fiction. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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Operation Emu, Barker, Brandon B.
8 Barker, Brandon B. Operation Emu
VA Shrouded Rock Press 2006 0977376338 / 9780977376339 1st Edition Soft cover As New No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
262 pp paperback in mint condition. "Sharp, fierce, and funny, Operation EMU is a wicked satire about the space program, low-budget filmmaking, and why Americans love to be told what to believe. Brandon Barker's first novel doesn't stop surprising or delighting. Imagine NASA run by pro wrestling's Vince McMahon - or better yet, start reading this book." -- Douglas E. Winter, author of Run (Knopf) 
Price: 16.00 USD
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9 Bartlett, Anne Knitting (A Novel)
MA Houghton Mifflin 2005 0618499261 / 9780618499267 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New 8vo - over 7¾ 
First Edition Book and dj in perfect condition. Knitting is the story of what happens when Sandra meets a woman who is her polar opposite on a sidewalk when they both stop to help a man in distress. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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10 Beaty, John Crossroads. A Novel of the Twentieth Century South PRESENTATION COPY DONATED/SIGNED BY JOHN BEATY FAMILY
TX Wilkinson Publishing Co. 1956 First Edition Cloth Very Good + Very Good + Ex Library 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall Signed
Tight bright exlib with pocket and all pages present. 354 pgs. Mapped endpapers w/yellow tape stains. Second fep has dedication bookplate signed by the John Beaty Family donating this book in the name of C. A. Utz to the Orange, VA Library. Also has a ink note at head of same page that states: "Given in affectionate memory of C. A. Utz by The John Beaty Family Feb 29th 1972". This page is torn from spine 3" up from foot but remains tightly bound. "A group of young people struggle with their emotions, their problems of love and marriage, in the shadow of oncoming war. The plot is a masterpiece of fore-shadowing and fulfillment. The book abounds in homly speech and folklore and is made delightful by the rich humor of character". We gift wrap every book at no charge and place dust wrappers in new mylar whenever possible. Book images available, just ask. Offered from a five star, full-time, professional bookseller and proud member of the Virginia Antiquarian Booksellers Association. Your satisfaction is our #1 priority. We love what we do and it shows! 
Price: 18.00 USD
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11 Becket, Jean Tact
The Studley Press, Inc 1988 Possible First Gilt Lettering on Boards Fine Very Good + 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall No Illustrations 
Dark blue hardcover with gold gilt lettering has negligible wear. Unclipped dj has some fading otherwise shows well. 131 tight & bright pages with crisp text and no tears, writing, soil or blemishes. A wonderful collection of short stories based on various human reactions to normal situations. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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12 Beddor, Frank The Looking Glass Wars
NY Dial Books 2006 0803731531 / 9780803731530 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
358 pgs. The first in a trilogy, this startling, fast-paced fantasy adventure transforms Lewis Carroll's heroine, Alice, into Princess Alyss Heart, a feisty little girl in exile from her beloved Wonderland. When her evil Aunt Redd steals the throne from Alyss?s mother, and transforms the beautiful, White Imagination-fueled world into a tense, watchful society filled with nasty Black Imagination, war breaks out, and the girl finds refuge in another world by jumping into the Pool of Tears. Will Alyss ever be able to go home, or will she be forever doomed to the strict English society she's confined to? Filled with inventive creatures, rebels, and valiant fighters, this middle-grade novel is sure to please fantasy fans. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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13 Bodoin, Dorothy Darkness At Foxglove Corners
ME Five Star 2001 0786234865 / 9780786234868 First Thus Pictorial Boards Fine Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall 
328 pgs. Scarce book. Fine book and dj, light bump to head of spine, else as new. In the aftermath of a tornado that damages her house, Jennet Greenway and her dog, Hally, move to rural Foxglove Corners, an area of Michigan famous for horses and fox hunting. After a stressful year of teaching, she enjoys her new surroundings. Jennet forms and instand bond with her nearest neighbor, Camille Forester, who has surrounded her vintage Victorian home with a garden of giant perennials. And she's slowly developing a relationship with handsome, enigmatic Deputy Sherrif Crane Ferguson. But Camillle's private life is about to unravel. Thirty years ago she had married Richard Vesper, who isolated her and became abusive soon after their wedding. As the abuse escalated, she fantasized about killing him. When he killed her dog, she resolved to do it. Now Camille's anonymous journals have fallen into the hands of the publisher of the Maple Falls Banner who is printing them in installments. After each excerpt, Camille receives strange and ominous mailings. Concerned for Camille, and against Crane's advice, Jennet decides to investigate. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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14 Broussard, Fred Gildee & Hainry SIGNED BY AUTHOR
SC The Axas Company 2002 0971597308 / 9780971597303 First Edition Pictorial Paperback Covers Fine No Jacket Signed by Author 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall Author's Presentation Copy
Author's presentation copy, Signed on fep: "To Trish, Best Wishes Fred Broussard 8-3-02 Ft. Riley, KS." 201 pgs. Crisp unread glossy paperback in gift-quality condition. A dark comedy, drama set in a locale suggestive of "Deliverance" combined with the slapstick humor of "Mad, Mad World" - the reader is guided through a journey of unforgettable situations. The story of an illiterate teenage female forced to flee her home or become an insurance benefit. Some of the teen"s confrontations with males are frightening while other situations are riotously funny. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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15 Brown, Dan The Da Vinci Code First BCE
NY Doubleday 2003 0385504209 / 9780385504201 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall 
First Edition, First Printing. Brilliant hardcover with sharp tips and spine ends, one crease on upper tip of half title page, else as new. Unclipped dj in new mylar is fab. Proper first edition, Book Club smaller version measuring 8 1/2" tall with 2003 on verso with complete number line. Has point on page 243 "skitoma should be "Skotoma" but lacks price of 24.95 on jacket but all other indications are first printing. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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16 Brown, Dan The Da Vinci Code First BCE
NY Doubleday & Co. Inc. 2003 0385504209 / 9780385504201 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
First Edition, First Printing. Brilliant hardcover with sharp tips and bumped spine ends, light crease on rear dj flap fold in, else as new. Unclipped dj in new mylar is fab shows negligible brushes at tips from storage. Proper first edition, Book Club smaller version measuring 8 1/2" tall with April 2003 on copyright page and complete number line. Has point on page 243 "skitoma should be "Skotoma" but lacks price of 24.95 on jacket but all other indications are first printing. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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17 Buck, Pearl S. Sons
OH The World Publishing Co. 1945 First Thus Cloth Good + No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾ 
Green cloth hardcover with yellow illustration on cover and title to spine. Cloth mottled, small chip (burn) on foot of rear board, corners bumped but not rubbed. Book is 'opened hard' at title page hinge, text yellowed but tight and crisp. Tower Books Edition First Printing Jne 1945 printed on copyright page. Sounds worse than it looks. Rare title in unmarked, presentable condition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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18 Buck, Pearl S. Sons
OH The World Publishing Co. 1945 First Thus Cloth Good + No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall 
Green cloth hardcover with yellow illustration on cover and title to spine. Cloth mottled, small chip (burn) on foot of rear board, corners bumped but not rubbed. Book is 'opened hard' at title page hinge, text yellowed but tight and crisp. Tower Books Edition First Printing Jne 1945 printed on copyright page. Sounds worse than it looks. Rare title in unmarked, presentable condition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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19 Buronson Strain Vol 1 Pulp Graphic Novel
CA Viz Communications 1998 1569313199 / 9781569313190 First Edition Paperback Very Good + No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Ikegami, Ryoichi 
224pp. Negligible surface wear from storage on black paperback glossy covers, internally crisp, appears unread. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Maid of Honour A Novel Set in The Court of Mary Queen of Scots 1st Ed/HB/DJ, Byrd, Elizabeth
20 Byrd, Elizabeth Maid of Honour A Novel Set in The Court of Mary Queen of Scots 1st Ed/HB/DJ
NY St. Martin's Press 1979 0312504306 / 9780312504304 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Tight bright book in rust paper colored boards. First US edition. Spine ends bumped, tips sharp. 313 pp text appears unread. No names, tears or soil within. Gift quality. Unclipped dj in new mylar shows negligible surface soil on white background. Books are cleaned and mylar changed on dj's whenever possible. We gift wrap every book at no charge. Offered from a five star, full-time professional bookseller and proud members of the Virginia Antiquarian Booksellers Association. Satisfaction guarenteed. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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