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The Moonflower Murder

By NICHOLS, Beverley

NY: Dutton, 1955. Bound in red boards, stamped in black with matching dust jacket. A great copy of this early Nichols mystery in a bright red dust jacket that shows just a hint of scuffing to extremes. 271 pp. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$135.00

Native Son - A Play
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Native Son - A Play

By GREEN, Paul and WRIGHT, Richard

NY: Harpers, 1941. Book is bound in red cloth, stamped in gold. The first edition (stated) of this play based on the important novel of the same name by Wright. Dustwrapper is bright and clean and shows two minor chips to bottom edge. Overall, a great copy of a rather difficult book to find in the first edition. 148 pp. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good +.

$145.00

Bluegate Fields

By PERRY, Anne

NY: St. Martin's, 1984. Bound in maroon boards, stamped in gold with matching dust jacket. An early Inspector Pitt novel in great unread condition. One tiny closed tear to top of back panel. 308 pp. A stunning copy.. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

$85.00

Unknown Man No. 89
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Unknown Man No. 89

By LEONARD, Elmore

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Delacorte, 1977. Tight, clean copy in bright, white dustwrapper of this early novel by Leonard. Only flaw is a diagonal crease to rear flap of dust jacket. One of 5000 copies in the first printing and probably the most difficult to find in this protected condition. 264 pp.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good ++.

$375.00

The Cowards (Review Copy)

By SKVORECKY, Josef

NY: Grove, 1970. A review copy with slip from the publisher laid in. Bound in brown cloth and brown boards. Handsome production. This is a great copy of the first edition of the author's first book to be published in the U.S. Originally published in Prague in 1958. This is the first English Language edition. 416 pp. . First American Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Review Copy.

$85.00

Fool on the Hill

By RUFF, Matt

New York: The Atlantic Monthly Press, 1988. Bound in gray cloth and teal boards. Tight, clean copy in bright dustwrapper of the author's rather scarce first book; 396pp.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$45.00

Some Came Running
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Some Came Running

By JONES, James

New York: Scribner, 1957. Bound in red cloth and black boards, stamped in red. The first ediition of the author's 2nd book, basis for movie of the same name, starring Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin; 1266pp. This is a beautiful copy in bright dust jacket that has held up well. Tight, clean copy in dustwrapper, scarce in this protected condition. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$395.00

Quite Early One Morning

By THOMAS, Dylan

NY: New Directions, 1954. Tight, clean copy housed in a decent dust jacket that was reinforced by previous owner on the obverse. Shows well in mylar.. 240 pp. Newspaper photo of the poet laid in. 25 stories, autobiographical sketches and essays. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good +.

$33.00

Jim Kane

By BROWN, J.P.S

New York: The Dial Press, 1970. Bound in brown cloth and gold boards stamped in black. 432pp. Overall, a tight, clean copy of a rather scarce Western first. This book was the basis for the 1972 Stuart Rosenberg film, "Pocket Money" that starred Lee Marvin and Paul Newmsn. 432 pp.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$65.00

End Games: An Aurelio Zen Mystery (Aurelio Zen Mysteries)
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End Games: An Aurelio Zen Mystery (Aurelio Zen Mysteries)

By DIBDIN, Michael

U.S.A.: Pantheon, 2007. Bound in black and blue boards, stamped in silver. The first U.S. edition of the last Aurelio Zen novel, published posthumously - not that common of a book. 335 pp. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$24.00

Dope Thief
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Dope Thief

By TAFOYA, Dennis

New York: Minotaur Books, 2009. Local (Philadelphia) mystery; author's first novel; 291pp. Mystery with a suburban Philadelphia setting. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$22.50

Ship of Fools

By PORTER, Katherine A

MA: Little, Brown & Co., 1962. Bound in yellow cloth, stamped in red. Previous owner's small name to obverse of front free endpaper. An unusually nice copy of this notable novel by Ms. Porter in bright dustwrapper that is tight and clean. Basis for the 1965 Stanley Kramer film of the same name that starred Vivien Leigh and Simone Signoret. 497 pp.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$45.00

The Hit

By GARFIELD, Brian

New York: Macmillan, 1970. "A Cock Robin Mystery"; author's second mystery; 186pp. A tight, clean copy in bright dust jacket. An early work by the prolific Mr. Garfield. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$22.00

Nixey's Harlequin

By COPPARD, A.E

New York: Knopf, 1932. Slight bit of wear to spine ends of dustwrapper. Ten tales to amaze, from fantasy to realism; previous owner's name penned on ffep.; 270pp.. First Edition. Hard Cover. VG++/VG+.

$55.00

Grendel
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Grendel

By GARDNER, John

NY: Knopf, 1971. Endpapers professionally restored. Dustwrapper shows typical minor spine fading (to a peach color, type on spine still quite readable). A tight and clean copy of the first edition of this, the author's third book. Many consider this the author's best work. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/VG++.

$275.00

Mercy of a Rude Stream -- Volume 1 (SIgned, Ltd.)

By ROTH, Henry

NY: St. Martin's, 1994. Bound in brown leatherette, stamped in gold. This is the SIGNED, Ltd. edition of this book (ltd. to 150 copies). This is un-numbered, so it is "out of series" -- often a gift from the publishing house. Subtitled "A Star Shines Over Morris Park". With decorative endpapers and a silk book marker laid in.. Signed by Artist. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket -- As Published. Signed, Limited Edition.

$125.00

A Manual for Manuel

By CORTAZAR, Julio

NY: Pantheon, 1978. Dustwrapper shows one tiny completely closed tear to top of front panel. Otherwise, as as new copy of this early political novel by Cortazar. The first U.S. edition of the Latin-American author's seventh book. Tight, clean copy. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

$32.50