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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


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 Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe

By: Hoffman, Daniel.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Garden City, 1972

Edition: First Printing


8vo. xvi.339 pgs. Very Good+ condition hardcover in Very Good+ jacket with price intact. Rust cloth, gilt to spine, matching rust endpapers. First Edition stated on copyright page. Jacket has a trace of edgewear consisting of slight rubbing and wear to paper edges, overall slight age-toning to paper. Book is very clean with minimal shelfwear, unmarked but for the unfortunate of four individual words neatly underlined in text. Contents: Preface. I. Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe... 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


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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Point of Origin

By: Cornwell, Patricia

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1998

Edition: First Edition, First Printing


8vo. 356 pgs. Near Fine hardcover in Near Fine jacket, clean, tight and unmarked. Maroon cloth spine, gilt lettering, maroon boards. No tears or rubs, minute trace of shelfwear along bottom edges. Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta mystery. A killer uses fire to mask his crimes and Kay's Nemesis Carrie Grethen is involved. ISBN 0399143947. #782. View more info

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Privileged Conversation

By: Hunter, Evan [Ed McBain]

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Warner Books., 1996

Edition: First Edition, First Printing


8vo. 326 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. White boards and cloth. Dust jacket clean and crisp. A Broadway dancer, a married psychiatrist, lust and a stalker combine in this psycho-sexual thriller set in NYC. Evan Hunter [aka Ed McBain] was born in NYC. His family moved to a house on Gun Hill Road in The Bronx when he was twelve. He was art editor of the art and literary magazine at Evander Childs High School and a cartoonist for the school paper. He has written n... View more info

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Reading. An Essay.

By: Walpole, Hugh.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Harper and Brothers, 1927

Edition: November 1927.


12mo. 89 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover. Lavender gold-flecked boards with slight sunning of spine. Paper title piece intact. Clean and unmarked within. An essay on reading divided into chapters: Reading for Fun, Reading for Education, Reading for Love #501. View more info

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Return to the House of Usher

By: Poe, Robert

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Tom Dougherty Associates, October 1996. First edition., 1996

Edition: First Edition, First Printing


8vo. 284 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Psychological thriller mystery set at the newly rebuilt Usher House. ISBN 0312860129. #1333. View more info

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Rhymes of Childhood. The Poems and Prose Sketches of James Whitcomb Riley.

By: Riley, James Whitcomb

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1917

Edition: Homestead Edition


12mo. xii. 216 pgs. Very Good condition choclate brown hardcover. A few light faded spots to back board and several first pages, else clean and unmarked, general age toning to pages. Uncut pages on side and bottom, top edge gilt. The Works of James Whitcomb Riley. Vol. V. on half-title. Frontis drawing by Alice Barber Stephens of boys playing in an orchard, protective tissue intact. Over 100 poems and verse for children. #2113. View more info

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Roots of Murder

By: Harrison, Janis

Price: $8.00

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

Edition: First Edition, First Printing


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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Rose Madder

By: King, Stephen

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, Viking., 1995

Edition: First Edition, First Printing


8vo. 420 pgs. Fine hardcover in Near Fine jacket. Dustjacket has 1/4 inch closed tear near bottom of spine. Black cloth and boards, red metallic lettering and detail. Frontis illus. by Mark Geyer. Jacket photo. George Kerrigan. Author photo Tabitha King. ISBN 0670858692. #153. View more info

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S is for Silence

By: Grafton, Sue

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Putnam, 2005

Edition: First Edition, First Printing


Fine hardcover in Fine jacket, pristine condition. First prining of first edition. Kinsey Milhone helps Violet Sullivan unravel the mysterious disappearance of her mother thirty-four years ago after a Fourth of July fireworks display. ISBN 0399152970. #2437. View more info

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Sacrament

By: Barker, Clive

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, HarperCollins, 1996

Edition: First Edition, First Printing


8vo.447 pgs. Fine Hardbound in Fine jacket, clean and unmarked with no discernable defects. A story about a wildlife photographer, Will Rabjohns, who has made his reputation photographing endangered species, and a fateful trip to the Arctic where a mystical encounter with a bear leaves him all but dead. A journey of self-discovery leads him back to AIDS-plagued San Francisco, New York, and the Scottish moors, where he penetrates the ultimate mystery, "The "Domus ... View more info

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Sacred Clowns

By: Hillerman, Tony

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., HarperCollins, 1993

Edition: First Edition, First Printing


305 pgs. Near Fine Hardcover in Near Fine Jacket. Shallow bump to lower right corner and faint trace of foxing to upper texblock. Internally clean and unmarked. Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee reunite to solve a tribal murder. ISBN 006016767X #1792 View more info

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Sacrifice of Isaac

By: Gordon, Neil

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, Random House, NY. 1995. First Edition., 1995

Edition: First Edition, First Printing


8vo. 304 pgs.Fine hardcover in Very Good+ jacket. Dust jacket has small indented area from a former sticker in upper right front corner, otherwise fine. This author's first novel raises unsettling questions about Israeli righteousness and German guilt. ISBN 0679437045. #539. View more info

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Sapho. Manon Lescaut.

By: Daudet, Alphonse and Prevost, Antoine Francois

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Boni and Liveright (Modern Library), 1919


16mo. 319 pgs. Very Good condition brown flexible leatherette with light wear to edges and corners. Binding 2 (Toledano 2000), some creasing to spine, Boni and Liveright logo on front cover, Brodsky endpapers with light foxing along edges. Owner name on verso of half-title, else clean and unmarked. Contains both titles: Sapho and Manon Lescaut. #2221. View more info