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Virginia Woolf (Penguin Lives Series)

By: Nicolson, Nigel

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Viking Penguin: 2000

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 2107

ISBN: 0670894435

Condition: Fine


small 8vo. 195 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket, with cameo portrait of Virginia Woolf on front board visible through cutout of jacket. Illustrated with black and white photographs and paintings. Author, son of Harold Nicolson and Vita Sackville-West as well as one of Woolf's closest friends, threads his personal reminiscences through the narrative of her life. ISBN 0670894435. #2107. View more info

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The Fencing Master

By: Perez-Reverte, Arturo; Costa, Margaret Jull [translator]

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt Brace and Co.: 1998

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 2508

ISBN: 0151001812

Condition: Fine


First American Edition, translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa. A beautiful, mysterious and highly-skilled stranger approaches fencing maestro Don Jaimes and requests that he teach her the art of the unstoppable thrust. By the author of The Club Dumas and The Seville Communion. ISBN 0151001812. #2508. View more info

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Piercing the Darkness.Undercover with Vampires in America Today.

By: Ramsland, Katherine

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, HarperPrism: 1998

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 2564

ISBN: 0061050628

Condition: Fine


xi.371 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Pristine condition. Writer and clinical psychologist Katherine Ramsland goes underground to personally investigate the vampire culture as it exists in the world today. Author has also penned biographies of Anne Rice and Dean Koontz, consulted for the television show CSI and co-authored with Anne Rice. Her works include Prism of the Night, The Vampire Companion, The Witche's Compnion, The Roquelaure Reader, The Anne Rice Reader. ISBN 0061050628. Book# 2564. View more info

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The Science of Vampires.

By: Ramsland, Katherine

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Berkeley Boulevard: 2002

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 2565

ISBN: 0425186164

Condition: Fine


xxiii.276 pgs. Fine condition softcover trade paperback. Author and forensic psychologist investigates the myths and realities of vampires and vampirism via interviews with scientists, creative artists and actual modern day blood drinkers. ISBN 0425186164. Book# 2665. Contents: Introduction. What is the Science of Vampires?; 1. Dracula's Shadow; 2. Shapeshifter; 3. Creating a Vampire; 4. Vampire Personality Disorder; 5. Night Stalkers: Forensic Vampirology; 6. Body Count; &. The Celestine Vampire; 8.Demonic Shamans and the Science of Evil; 9. Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Vampire Se... View more info

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Bitterroot Landing

By: Reynolds, Sheri

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers: 1994

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 1127

ISBN: 039913994X

Condition: Fine


8vo. 239 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine dust jacket, clean, crisp, unmarked, unread. Novel about an incest survivor, author's first book. ISBN 039913994X. View more info

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By-Paths in Collecting. Being Aids in the Quest of Rare and Unique Things Which Have Passed the Century Mark, Such as Old China, Furniture, Pewter, Copper, Brass, Samplers and Sun-dials, with Comments on Their Age, Decoration and Value.

By: Robie, Virginia

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, The Century Company Company: 1912

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1182

Condition: Very Good


8vo. 568 pgs. Very Good condition green cloth hardcover with paper illustration on front board of a collector examining an item. Very light shelfwear consisting of some rubbing to cloth at spine ends and a shallow ding to front board near mid-spine. Very light foxing to endpapers otherwise internally very clean and unmarked. Color frontis illustration of Ruth M. Hallock's The Band Box Shop. Illustrated throughout text with 80 black and white photos and numerous line drawings. Chapters: Staffordshire Lanes, Blue Staffordshire High Road, Unbeaten Paths in Staffordshire, Neglected Corners, Shelf ... View more info

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The Left Hand is the Dreamer

By: Ross, Nancy Wilson

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, William Sloane Associates: 1947

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 1017

Condition: Very Good+


8vo. 390 pgs. A Very Good+ condition cloth hardcover in a Good dust jacket. Book is clean and unmarked with very light shelfwear. Jacket has several 1/2 to 1 inch tears with small chips and rubbing along edges and a 3/4 inch rubbed spot near bottom of spine. A romantic novel set in the era of World War II with scenes from Vienna, New York City, New Mexico and upstate New York. By a writer and correspondent, the author of "The Farthest Reach", "Westward the Women", "Take the Lightning", "The Waves" and numerous articles in Harper's Bazaar, The New Yorker, Reader'... View more info

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Crows Over a Wheatfield

By: Sharp, Paula

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Hyperion: 1996

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1281

ISBN: 0786861177

Condition: Fine


8vo. 404 pgs. Fine Hardcover in Near Fine jacket, SIGNED by author on title page. Book is clean, crisp, unmarked. Jacket has faint shallow wear to paper at spine ends, not rubbed or chipped. A thirty year segment in the life of a female judge, flavored by the pervasive effects of domestic violence in both her courtroom and her personal life. ISBN 0786861177. #1281. View more info

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The Fig Eater

By: Shields, Jody

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., Little Brown & Company: 2000

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 1742

ISBN: 0316785644

Condition: Fine


311 pgs. Fine hardcover, clean and crisp, in Near Fine jacket. Tiny pinhead perforation to bottom left corner of jacket near spine edge, else fine. Set in Vienna in 1910, the murder of Freud's famous patient Dora is being investigated by the Inspector, newly trained in rationalist criminology. The author presents turn-of-the-century Vienna combined with aspects of forensics, criminolgy, food, botany, folklore, customs, perverse medical practices and subtle sexual secrets. ISBN 0316785644. #1742 View more info

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The Riddle of the Universe

By: Smart, W.M.

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, John Wiley & Sons: 1970

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 2479

Condition: Near Fine


x. 228 pgs. Near Fine condition green cloth hardcover, clean and unmarked, binding tight, very slight wear to cloth at edges and corners. Illustrated plates. Author was former Regius professor of Astronomy at the University of Glasgow and Fison Memorial lecturer. Contents: Preface, The Earth or Sun as Center of the Universe?, The Rule of Law, Towards the Nebulae, Sounding the Depths of Space, Stellar Motions, The Secrets of Light, How Does the Sun Keep on Shining, The Galaxy, The Expanding Universe, Past, Present and Future, Index. #2479. View more info

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The Scenewright. Illustrated By the Author.

By: Smith, Andre

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, The MacMillan Co.: 1930

Edition: Third Printing.

Seller ID: 2274

Condition: Good to Very Good


vii.135pgs. Good to Very Good condition blue cloth hard cover. Gilt lettering and decoration to front and spine. Lettering on spine and edges of cloth somewhat faded, rubbing to cloth at corners. Owner name (Pearl Masterman, February 6, 1934] on front blank, with two of her bookplates on the front endpapers. Frontis and endpaper illustrations depict scenes of set and model building. Illustrations throughout by the author. Scattered throughout text are occasional underlines and brief marginal notations in pencil. Contents: The Reason. I. The Scenewright, II. Considering the Script, III. The Ske... View more info

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Edgar Allan Poe. How to Know Him.

By: Smith, C. Alphonso

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill: 1921

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2536

Condition: Very Good


350pgs. Very Good condition green cloth hard cover, gilt lettering to front and spine. Very light rubbing to corners, light foxing to pre-title pages otherwise internally clean, sound and unmarked. Frontis portrait of Edgar Allan Poe. This is the original edition and not a modern reprint. Contents: Chapter I: The World-Author; Chapter II: The Man; Chapter III: The Critic; Chapter IV: The Poet; Chapter V: The Writer of Short Stories; Chapter VI: The Frontiersman. By the author of "What Can Literature Done for Me?", "O. Henry Biography". #2536. View more info

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Hand Atlas of Human Anatomy. Vols. I,II,III. Set.

By: Spalteholz, Werner

Price: $78.00

Publisher: Philadelphia and London, J.B. Lippincott Company: 1906

Edition: Second English Edition

Seller ID: 2555

Condition: Good to Very Good


Good to Very Good condition red cloth hardcovers, 3 vol. set of vi.871pgs. Not dated, circa early twentieth century (1906 in author's conclusion Vol. III.). Illustrated throughout in black and white as well as multicolored ink drawings, incredibly detailed, rendered from dissections and formalin preserved organs. This type of medical illustration can now be considered a lost art. Bindings sound, text and illustrations clean and unmarked, some rubbing to edges and corners of cloth with an ink spot and faded tape marks at corners to cloth and endpapers. Front enpapers are gift inscribed to and f... View more info

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The Dreamer. A Romantic Rendering of the Life Story of Edgar Allan Poe.

By: Stanard, Mary Newton

Price: $32.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott Co.: 1925

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 2540

Condition: Very Good


382pgs. Very Good hardcover with sturdy white cloth spine, blue boards, blue and gilt titlepiece to spine. Light foxing to rear fixed endpaper, else clean and unmarked. This edition conforms to the latest discoveries concerning Poe's life, contains eight illustrations, and chapter heads and a table of contents were included to aid the reader in locating any special content. Chapters I-XXXIII: Exit Elizabeth Arnold, Edgar Poe Becomes Edgar Allan, At School in England, A Packet of Letters, Home Again, Schooldays in Richmond, The Awakening of Ambition, "Helen Thy Beauty is to Me", Elmira ... View more info

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Thurber on Crime. Stories, Articles, drawings, and reflections on the Evil That Men and Women Do.

By: Thurber, James

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Mysterious Press, NY. First Printing November 1991.: 1991

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 535

ISBN: 0892964502

Condition: Fine


8vo. xii. 208 pgs. Fine hardcover in Very Good + jacket. Edited by Robert Lopresti with a foreword by Donald E. Westlake. The author's ruminations on everyday villainy, some pieces appear for the first time in book form. ISBN 0892964502. #535. View more info

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Glint

By: Valentinetti, Joseph

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press.: 1995

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 581

ISBN: 0312130821

Condition: Fine


8vo. 196 pgs. Fine in Near Fine jacket. SIGNED and dated 10-20-95 by author on title page. Dustwrapper has slight trace of rubbing at corners. Publishers card laid in. Author's first novel. June 1995 first printing. Mystery and suspense follow the questionable acquisition of a legendary rare coin. ISBN 0312130821. #581. View more info

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Glint

By: Valentinetti, Joseph

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press.: 1995

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2350

ISBN: 0312130821

Condition: Fine


8vo. 196 pgs. Fine in Near Fine jacket. SIGNED by author on title page. Dustwrapper has slight trace of rubbing along edges and corners. Publishers card laid in. Author's first novel. June 1995 first printing. Mystery and suspense follow the questionable acquisition of a legendary rare coin. ISBN 0312130821. #2350. View more info

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Growing Wings.

By: Van Vleck, Sarita

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday & Co.: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1329

Condition: Near Fine


8vo. 128 pgs. Near Fine condition hardcover in Very Good jacket. Book is clean and unmarked but for a faint erasure trace on front endpaper, minimal shelf wear. Jacket has a few tiny edge tears and smudges. Stated First Edition on copyright page. Illustrated throughout with engaging Thurber-esque drawings by the author. "Growing Wings contains a great deal of surprising information about the habits, instincts and behavior of birds, told in a way that subtly conveys their personality through a charming sense of caricature". Sections: the bird year, spring migration, territory, courtship... View more info

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Valery and Poe. A Literary Legacy

By: Vines, Lois Davis

Price: $28.00

Publisher: New York and Cleveland, New York University Press: 1992

Seller ID: 2102

ISBN: 0814787711

Condition: Very Good


8vo. xii. 217 pgs. Very Good+ hardcover, green cloth, gilt lettering. Tiny rear corner bump. Shallow waving to paper around pg. 41 due to a transparent waterspot, else clean and unmarked throughtout. Contents: acknowledgements, abbreviations, introduction, the image of Poe inherited from Baudelaire and Mallarme, Valery's view on influence, Dupin-Teste: the Poe connection, Poe, Valery and modern criticism, poetics and poetry, "On Poe's Eureka", conclusion: unity of effect, Afterword: Poe in France since 1945, Notes, Selected Bibliography, Index, about the author. ISBN 0814787711. #210... View more info

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POE The Detective. The Curious Circumstances Behind "The Mystery of the Marie Roget"

By: Walsh, John Evangelist

Price: $22.00

Publisher: New Jersey, Rutgers University Press: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2539

Condition: Near Fine


154pgs. Near Fined black cloth hardcover, gilt lettering to spine, brown endpapers, in Very Good jacket. Clean and unmarked, binding sound. Jacket with light edge wear consisting of rubbing at edges and corners and a small closed tear to top edge of back panel and slight age toning to paper. The author takes us through the steps, miss-steps and redirects during Poe's literary journey in his attempt to solve the mystery of the disappearance and murder of Marie Roget as first published contemporaneously and serially in Snowden's "Ladies Companion".#2539. View more info