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Simon Lash: Private Detective

by GRUBER, Frank

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Published
1941
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$95.00

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New York: Rinehart & Company, 1941. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Silver cloth with brown lettering. 281pp. Very good. Faint binding edgewear; endpapers a bit age toned. A tight and nice first edition of Gruber's first "Simon Lash" title -- a recovering attorney who makes a living as a p.i., though his main concern is his collection of rare books. This… Read more
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$95.00
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The Adventures of Sam Spade and Other Stories

by HAMMETT, Dashiell

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Published
1945
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$20.00

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Cleveland: The World Publishing Company, 1945. Hardcover. 8vo. Burgundy cloth with pale grey lettering and device. 189pp. Very good. Minor binding edgewear; text block quite age toned, typically. A tight and decent first "Tower Books Edition" -- seven tales first published in magazines.
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$20.00
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County Map of Texas

by (TEXAS -- Map)

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Published
1860
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$200.00

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New York: S. Augustus Mitchell, Jr., 1860. Folio (15¼" X 12¼", image area 13¼" X 10 3/4"). Hand colored. Very good. Light age toning. Nicely, boldly colored map of this oversize state, from the 1864 edition of "Mitchell's New General Atlas, Containing Maps of the Various Countries of the World, Plans of Cities, Etc." Inset at lower left… Read more
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$200.00
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Map of Africa Showing Its Most Recent Discoveries

by (AFRICA -- Map)

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Published
1860
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$95.00

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New York: S. Augustus Mitchell, Jr., 1860. Folio (15" X 12", image area 13¼" X 10½"). Hand colored. Very good. Minor age toning only. Handsome example of this continental map with portion of Arabia and Persia as well and large central portion of Africa marked as "Unknown Interior," from the 1864 edition of "Mitchell's New General Atlas, Containing Maps… Read more
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$95.00
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New York: S. Augustus Mitchell, Jr., 1860. Folio (23" X 15¼", image area 21¼" X 13½"). Hand colored. Very good. Mild age toning only. Handsome hand-colored map of the U.S. as it appeared at the outbreak of the Civil War, from the 1864 edition of "Mitchell's New General Atlas, Containing Maps of the Various Countries of the World, Plans… Read more
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$275.00
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County Map of Georgia and Alabama

by (GEORGIA -- ALABAMA -- Map)

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Published
1860
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$95.00

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New York: S. Augustus Mitchell, Jr., 1860. Folio (15¼" X 12¼", image area 13¼" X 10 3/4"). Hand colored. Very good. Mild age toning. Nicely, boldly colored map of these two side-by-side southern states, from the 1864 edition of "Mitchell's New General Atlas, Containing Maps of the Various Countries of the World, Plans of Cities, Etc." Attractively colored, with… Read more
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New York: S. Augustus Mitchell, Jr., 1860. Folio (15¼" X 12¼", image area 13¼" X 10½"). Hand colored. Very good. Quite light age toning only. Superb, bright map of this much-changed region, from the 1864 edition of "Mitchell's New General Atlas, Containing Maps of the Various Countries of the World, Plans of Cities, Etc." Inset at lower left… Read more
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$95.00
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Signed Program

by PENG, Li (1928-2019), and LI, Wan (1916-2015)

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$1,500.00

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Li Peng, remembered for his hardline stance in the Tiananmen Square Massacre as the "Butcher of Beijing," was a high-level Chinese politician and served as 4th Premier of the People's Republic of China; Wan Li was also a high-level Chinese politician and Communist revolutionary (last survivor of the legendary "Eight Immortals"), serving as 4th Vice Premier of the State… Read more
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$1,500.00
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Traps Need Fresh Bait

by FAIR, A.A.

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Published
1967
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$75.00

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New York: William Morrow and Company, 1967. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Red paper over boards with black spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 216pp, (2pp ads). Near fine/near fine. A superb, bright, tight first edition of this "Donald Lam - Bertha Cool mystery," the detective firm that Erle Stanley Gardner wrote about in 29 novels when he wasn't writing about Perry… Read more
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$75.00
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The Buckleys: A Family Examined

by MARKMANN, Charles Lam

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
1973
ISBN
9780688001520
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$75.00

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New York: William Morrow & Company, 1973. Hardcover. Small 4to. Black cloth spine with gilt lettering and mustard paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. xiv, 364pp. Near fine/very good. Mild jacket edgewear. Handsome first edition of this family biography profiling the "First Family of American Conservatism" and bearing a choice autograph addition: Tipped to the blank leaf facing the… Read more
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$75.00
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New York: S. Augustus Mitchell, Jr., 1860. Folio (15¼" X 12¼", image area 13¼" X 10½"). Hand colored. Very good. Minor age toning only. Handsome example of this sprawling map, showing Polynesia (China at upper left, North America at upper right) with Australasia inset at lower left and "Map of the Sandwich Islands" at lower right, from the 1864… Read more
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$75.00
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The Would-Be Sport

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Published
1908
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$10.00

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New York: The Rotograph Co, 1908. Heavy stock 24mo (3¼" X 5½"). Very good. Mildly creased, but edges strong and no chipping. Attractive example of this Katharine Gassaway signed color postcard (marked as "F.L. 152) featuring a pigeon-toed young man full-length in horse riding getup: jodhpurs, tall boots with spurs, riding crop tucked under arm. Addressed, penny stamp cancelled… Read more
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$10.00
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Twenty Plus Two: A Novel of Suspense

by GRUBER, Frank

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Published
1961
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$75.00

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New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, 1961. Hardcover. 8vo. Beige paper over boards with brown spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 189pp. Near fine/very good. Jacket lightly edgeworn and a tad rubbed. Quite tight and nice first edition -- with choice and relevant autograph addition: Tipped neatly to front flyleaf is heavy stock 5" X 3" card boldly signature in… Read more
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$75.00
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Map of Europe, Showing Its Gt. Political Divisions

by (EUROPE -- Map)

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Published
1860
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$75.00

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New York: S. Augustus Mitchell, Jr., 1860. Folio (15¼" X 12¼", image area 13¼" X 10½"). Hand colored. Very good. Mild age toning. A bright and clean continental map, from the 1864 edition of "Mitchell's New General Atlas, Containing Maps of the Various Countries of the World, Plans of Cities, Etc." A superb example, nicely colored and with… Read more
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$75.00
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Russia in Europe, Sweden and Norway

by (NORTHERN EUROPE -- Map)

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Published
1860
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$100.00

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New York: S. Augustus Mitchell, Jr., 1860. Folio (15¼" X 12¼", image area 13½" X 10 3/4"). Hand colored. Very good. Mild age toning. Quite attractive map of these three northernmost European countries, from the 1864 edition of "Mitchell's New General Atlas, Containing Maps of the Various Countries of the World, Plans of Cities, Etc." Inset at upper… Read more
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$100.00
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The Aleutian Blue Mink

by FOX, James M.

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Published
1951
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$55.00

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Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1951. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Pale blue cloth with dark blue spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 215pp. Very good/very good. Mild jacket edgewear only; nonauthorial front flyleaf gift inscription. Super tight and handsome first edition of the second mystery involving L.A. private eye Johnny Marshall by this Dutch-American novelist (1908-89). Evocative jacket art.
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$55.00
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American Literature: Tradition & Innovation

by MESEROLE, Harrison T., et al. (editors)

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Published
1969
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$15.00

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Lexington: D.C. Heath and Company, 1969. Paperback. 8vo. Stiff color wrappers. viii, 926pp, ix-xiv. Pictorial endpapers. Very good. Faint age toning per usual. Super tight and nice first edition of the first volume only (covering John Smith through William Cullen Bryant) of this 3-volume anthology and commentary.
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$15.00
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Tom Swift and His Great Searchlight

by APPLETON, Victor

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
n.y.
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$75.00

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New York: Grosset & Dunlap, n.y.. Hardcover. Orange mesh cloth with black lettering, pictorial dust jacket. iv, 216pp, (6pp ads). Frontispiece, orange pictorial endpapers. Fine/near fine. An exceptionally tight and sharp later printing of the fifteenth volume (originally published 1912) in the 38-volume "Tom Swift Series" (1910-35). Ad at rear lists up to title #36 (published 1933) and list… Read more
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$75.00
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The Case of the Crooked Candle

by GARDNER, Erle Stanley

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Published
1944
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$75.00

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New York: William Morrow and Company, 1944. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Black cloth with red lettering, pictorial price-clipped dust jacket. 220pp. Near fine/very good. Jacket a tad edgeworn, with small chips at spine head and tail but otherwise bright and evocative. Tight and attractive first edition of this war-date "Perry Mason" mystery, with cheesy jacket graphics showing a tilted snuffed-out… Read more
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$75.00
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Tom Swift and His Sky Train

by APPLETON, Victor

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA
Published
n.y.
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$75.00

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New York: Grosset & Dunlap, n.y.. Hardcover. Orange mesh cloth with black lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 218pp, (2pp ads). Frontispiece, orange pictorial endpapers. Fine/very good. Minor jacket edgewear only -- bright and fresh. A handsome early (likely 1932) tight and lovely printing of the thirty-fourth volume (originally published 1931) in the 38-volume "Tom Swift Series" (1910-35). Ad at rear… Read more
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$75.00