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Scientific Explanation. A Study of the Function of Theory, Probability and Law in Science. Based Upon the Tarner Lectures 1946.

By: Braithwaite, Richard Bevan

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York and London, Cambridge University Press: 1957

Edition: Second American Printing

Seller ID: 1527

Condition: Very Good


xii. 376 pgs. Very Good condition navy cloth hardcover in Very Good jacket. Book is clean, sound, unmarked with minimal shelwear. Jacket price intact, light edgewear, sunning to paper at spine. Based upon the Tarner lectures given by the author in 1946, its primary purpose is to explain, by way of detailed examples, the logical features common to all the sciences. Contents: Introductory, Scientific deductive systems and their representations, The status of the theoretical terms of a science, Models for scientific theories; their use and misuse, Statistical hypotheses, probability statements an... View more info

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Fountain Society

By: Craven, Wes

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Simon & Schuster Trade: 1999

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 2154

ISBN: 0684846608

Condition: Fine


8vo. 350 pgs. Fine condition hardcover in Fine jacket, holographic cover art.This is the first edition of the author's first book, a medical suspense thriller woven around a plot to confer immortality on an elite group of government scientists. Wes Craven is also known for his work in the film industry, including A Nightmare on Elm Street and The Twilight Zone. ISBN 0684846608. #2154. View more info

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Walking the Labyrinth

By: Goldstein, Lisa

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, Tor.: 1996

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 732

ISBN: 0312861753

Condition: Fine


8 vo. 254 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. A novel of contemporary magic realism. By the author of American Book Award Winner "The Red Magician". June 1996 first printing. ISBN 0312861753. #732. View more info

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Roots of Murder

By: Harrison, Janis

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 1037

ISBN: 0312203047

Condition: Fine


8vo. 246 pgs. Fine condition first edition in Fine jacket. Author's first book, a gardening mystery. A small town widowed flower shop owner becomes rooted in a local murder. ISBN 0312203047. #1037. View more info

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Sin

By: Hart, Josephine

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf.: 1992

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 161

ISBN: 067941673

Condition: Fine


12mo.164 pgs. Fine hardcover in Near Fine jacket. Clean, tight, unmarked with the faintest tract of shelfwear to upper jacket edge. No chips or tears. First American Edition. 8/92 on dust-jacket. Author/playwrite's second book. By the author of DAMAGE ISBN 067941673. #161. View more info

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Sin

By: Hart, Josephine

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1992

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 555

ISBN: 0679416730

Condition: Very Good +


12 mo.164pgs. Very Good+ hard cover in Very Good+ jacket. First American Edition. 8/92 on dustwrapper, with 1/4 inch tear to rear bottom fold of flap, else clean, tight and unmarked. Author's second book. By the author of DAMAGE. ISBN 0679416730. #555. View more info

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. The Illuminated Diary of a Professional Lady.

By: Loos, Anita

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, Boni and Liveright (Modern Library): 1926

Edition: Eleventh Printing April 1926

Seller ID: 2375

Condition: Good to Very Good


217 pgs. Good to Very Good condition hardcover, red and white decorated boards, red cloth spine, paper titlepiece on front board. General rubbing along edges and corners, darkening to paper of boards, binding very sound, internally clean and unmarked but for previous owner name and date on front endpaper and a small clear waterspot at top margin of text block. A few pages have dogeared corners. Illustrated by Ralph Barton, the popularity of this 1925 comic novel exceeded expectations and the publisher produced multiple printings in short order. This copy is a later printing, with the originall... View more info

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The Birdwatcher's Companion

By: MacKay, Barry Kent

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Canada, National Book Network, Key Porter Books, 1994. First Printing.: 1994

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 559

ISBN: 1550134671

Condition: Fine


8vo. Softbound pb. 217 pgs. Fine condition softcover. Introduction, bird topography, birding in the east coast, the south, the west, prairies and polar regions of North America. Black and white illustrations and sketches throughout text by author. ISBN 1550134671. #559 View more info

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Schrodinger's Baby

By: McGregor, H.R.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Company, Inc.: 1999

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 1050

ISBN: 0688168930

Condition: Fine


8vo. 250 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Theme revisits the quantum physicist's Shrodinger's Cat conundrum in the context of a murder. Author's first book, focusing on a group of students and roomates in Glasgow, a body under the staircase and a sense of morality that is no more real than a physics equation. First published in Great Britain in 1998 by Judy Piatkus Ltd. ISBN 0688168930. #1050. 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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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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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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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