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Aubrey Beardsley. A Biography.

By: Sturgis, Matthew

Price: $26.00

Publisher: New York, Overlook Press.: 1999

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 805


8vo. 404 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Grey boards, black cloth spine. Yellow decorative endpapers. Black and white illustrated dustjacket with portrait on front panel. Publishers release slip laid in. By his death in 1898 at the age of 28, Aubrey Beardsley had already become known as "a precocious line artist who redefined the limits of black-and-white art. His erotic, decadent illustrations for Oscar Wilde's 'Salome' and the famous journal 'The Yellow Book' ... 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


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


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: $10.00

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

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2350


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: $8.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1329


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 t... View more info

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Plumes in the Dust. Love Affair of Edgar Allan Poe and Fanny Osgood.

By: Walsh, John Evangelist

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Chicago, Nelson-Hall: 1980

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 2526


163pgs. Very Good hardcover in Very Good jacket. Clean and unmarked but for a small faint shadow from a former sticker on front endpaper. Binding tight, light wear to bottom edge of spine. Jacket has slight darkening to paper of spine, no chips or tears. Following the text is a very readable and intriguing notes and sources section. Evidence is presented that Poe indeed fatheredf an ill-fated child with Fanny Oagood while he was married to the ailing Virginia Clemm and s... 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: $20.00

Publisher: New Jersey, Rutgers University Press: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2539


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 f... View more info

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Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce Who Called Themselves the Nimipu "The Real People". A Poem by Robert Penn Warren.

By: Warren, Robert Penn

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York and Cleveland, Random House, NY. 1983. First Edition thus.: 1983

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 561


Softbound pb. xii. 64 pgs. Very Good paperback, with very light shelf wear. Clean and sound. A brief history of Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce precedes the poem. ISBN 0394713567. #561. View more info

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Fireworks

By: Wellington, Jill and Edna Mae Holm

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Saginaw, MI, U.S.A., Stargate Press, Incorporated: 2003

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 1669


290 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Clean and unmarked, direct from publisher. First book of a new mystery series by a mother-daughter team in which homicide detective Webb Harris gains new investigative insights and intuition with the help of a personable-and purple-spirit guide named Samuel. It's up to Webb to learn how to utilize both his new found guide and his growing understanding of a ubiquitous force called synchronicity to solve the murder of the president o... View more info

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Miriam and Other Poems

By: Whittier, John Greenleaf.

Price: $46.00

Publisher: Boston, Fields, Osgood & Co.: 1871

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2328


106 pgs. Very Good green cloth hardcover, beveled boards, gilt lettering and decoration to front and spine, brown endpapers. Rubbing to cloth at corners, spine ends frayed, otherwise clean and sound. Illustrated with engravings on frontis and smaller vignettes on title page and at "Miriam". A small pressed fern leaf leaf, still present, leaves a ghostly impression on pgs. 88,89 at the start of the poem "A Spiritual Manifestation". Contents: Dedication ver... View more info

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Calculated Risk

By: Wilcox, Collin

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Co.: 1995

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 959


8vo. 245pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. First Printing. A Lt. Hastings mystery set in San Francisco. The terrifying spectre of AIDS combines with blackmail and murder. ISBN 0805030034. #959. View more info