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The Anodyne Necklace (Richard Jury)
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The Anodyne Necklace (Richard Jury)

By Martha Grimes

USA: Little Brown & Co, 1983. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Printing 1 Copyright date 1983, first edition, first printing. Inscribed by the Author. Tinted green cover over boards with guilt lettering and design on the spine. No tears, bent pages, nor any writing. A small light blue line on the inside front flyleaf. Very Light foxing to the top page edges. Dust Jacket, no tears, no bent flaps, it is price clipped. Jacket shows bright and clean two light spots on the back panel and to rubbing to the top and bottom back for edge. Dust jacket now in a clear cover.

$275.00

A Lost Lady
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A Lost Lady

By Willa Cather

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1923. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. 1st Printing 1 Copyright date is 1923, first edition, first printing. Title page printed in black and green. Light green cloth lettered in gilt, top edge stained brown, others rough trimmed, patterned endpapers, dust jacket. First Edition (trade issue), first printing, first binding. Cather's ;novel about an adulteress. With "of" correct on the final page. Mild wear to dust jacket; small spot on front cover; light toning to pages; overall very good.

$325.00

The Wycherly Woman
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The Wycherly Woman

By Ross MacDonald

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1961. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 1st Printing 1 Copyright date 1961, first edition, first printing. Maroon and blue cover over boards with guilt lettering and design on the spine, blind stamped design and initials on the front board. Top page edges tented, for edge pages are deckled. No tears, bent pages, nor any writing. Shelf wear to the edges and to the head and toe of the spine are minor, with very light bumps to the head and toe of the spine. Dust Jacket, no bent flaps, nor is it price clipped. Front panel remains bright and clean with just somewhere along the for edge, spine shows some small creases and cracks along the head and toe of the spine, back panel show some soiling and browning along with for edge, front inside flap bottom right short tear and crease. Dust jacket now in a clear cover.

$190.00

The Blind Assassin
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The Blind Assassin

By Margaret Atwood

New York: Nan A. Talese, 2000. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Signed by Author(s). 1st Printing 1 Copyright date is 2000, first edition, first printing. Signed by the author on the inside title page. Can Brown cover over boards with guilt lettering and design on the spine. Light green inside covers front and back. For edge pages are deckled. No tears, bent pages, nor any writing. Dust jacket's no tears, bent flaps, nor is it price clipped. Dust jacket now in a clear archival cover. Winner of the Booker Prize.

$400.00

The Blackboard Jungle
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The Blackboard Jungle

By McBain, Ed (writing as Evan Hunter)

New York: Simon and Schuster, 1954. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 1st Printing 1 Copyright date is1954, first edition, first printing. Grey, Black and Red cover over boards. Clean text with previous owners small stamp on the inside fly leaf, with a glued on label with previous owner stamp on the inside post fly leaf. Edges show light wear. DUST JACKET, is not price clipped. Jacket shows poorly with tape repairs and chipping and soiling to the back panel.

$190.00

The Man with a Load of Mischief
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The Man with a Load of Mischief

By Martha Grimes

USA: Little Brown & Co, 1981. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 1st Printing 1 Copyright date is 1981, First edition, first printing. Orange cover over boards with gilt lettering on the spine, blind stamped initials on the front board. Light edgewear with hints of toning to jacket; some toning or light foxing to edges; near fine in very good plus jacket.

$210.00

711-Officer Needs Help
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711-Officer Needs Help

By Whit Masterson

New York: Dodd, Mead And Company, 1965. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Signed by Author(s). 1st Printing 1 Copyright date 1965, first edition, first printing. Signed by the author on the inside front flyleaf. Yellow boards, in dust jacket. First Edition. Written in partnership by Robert Allison "Bob" Wade and H. Bill Miller, under the pen name Whit Masterson. Signed by "Whit Masterson (Bob Wade)" on front free endpaper. Basis for the 1967 film "Warning Shot." Dust jacket sunned, some light wear to dust jacket; overall about near fine.

$250.00

Red Wind: A Collection of Short Stories
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Red Wind: A Collection of Short Stories

By Raymond Chandler

Cleveland and New York: The World Publishing Company, 1946. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. 1st Printing 1 Copyright date 1946, original black cloth lettered in red, dust jacket. First Edition.First book publication of stories which originally appeared in Dime Detective, Black Mask, and the Saturday Evening Post. Browning to the interior pages. Jacket chipped, splitting at folds; edges worn; good. Now in a clear protective cover.

$225.00

Spanish Blood
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Spanish Blood

By Raymond Chandler

Cleveland Ohio: World Publishing, 1946. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. 1st Printing 1 Copyright date 1946, first edition, first printing. Black cloth, pictorial jacket. First Edition.First book publication of these stories which appeared in the 1930's in Black Mask and Dime Detective magazines. Ministry Jacket worn with chips and creases; boards lightly soiled, paper browned, else very good.

$275.00

Kiss Me Deadly
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Kiss Me Deadly

By Mickey Spillane

London: Arthur Barker limited, 1953. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. 1st Printing 1 Copyright date 1953, first U. K. Edition, first printing. Blue pebble cloth over boards with peak lettering and design on the spine. No tears, bent pages, nor any writing. Shelf wear to the edges and to the head and toe of the spine are minor, with very light bump to the toe of the spine. Dust Jacket, it is price clipped, front panel shows brightly toe of the spine has a large chip out with creases along the head and the top edge of the front panel. Fore edge front and back. Show moderate wear. Dust jacket now in a clear cover.

$200.00

My Gun Is Quick
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My Gun Is Quick

By Mickey Spillane

London: Arthur Barker limited, 1955. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. 5th or later Printing 1 Copyright date 1952, first edition, later printing. Dark blue cloth over boards with red lettering and design on the spine. No tears, bent pages, nor any writing. Shelf wear to the edges and head and to of the spine are moderate with lower right tip, bent front panel. Dust jacket no, bent flaps, nor is it price clipped. Where on the front and back groove area creases along the toe of the spine, soiling and fading to the back panel. Wear to the front and back. For edges. Jacket. Now in a clear cover.

$150.00

Anatomy of a Murder
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Anatomy of a Murder

By Robert Traver

New York: St. Martins Press, 1958. First Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Copyright date is 1958, 1st edition, eleventh printing, NO JACKET, red cover over boards with gold lettering on a black back ground on the spine, no tears or bent pages nor any writing, sun fadding to the spine, shelf wear to the edges and to the head and toe of the spine is minor, very bright, clean text with a tight binding, a solid book. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

$100.00