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41 Doyle, A. Conan The Mystery of Cloomber
Chcago E.A. Weeks & Company 1895 First Trade. Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket 
Chcago: E.A. Weeks & Company, 1895. Doyle's third novel, originally published in 1889; this is a Very Good (Plus) copy of an uncommon American pirate edition. Red decorative cloth binding, with silver lettering and floral ruling on the front cover. Clean text; 206 pages. There is no publication date, but there is a contemporary previous-owner signature on the FFEP dated 1895. Mild bumping, a bit of soil (mostly on rear cover); spine slightly faded. A solid copy in an uncommon edition.. First Trade.. Hard Cover. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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42 Doyle, Arthur Conan His Last Bow. A Reminiscence of Sherlock Holmes
New York George H. Doran Company 1917 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: George H. Doran Company, 1917. Eight stories, as "recalled" by Doctor Watson. This is a Very Good copy of the First American Edition. Reddish-orange cloth binding with black titling on the spine and front cover. Clean text; 308 pages. The spine has darkened slightly and there is a bit of a splay; with typical surface soiling. Not the most beautifl, but a sound copy; and not common today. No dustjacket; in an archival plastic protector.. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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43 Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan The Story of Mr. George Edalji
London Grey House Books 1985 Limited Hardcover Fine Near Fine Signed
London: Grey House Books, 1985. First published as a pamphlet in 1907 and subsequently a "lost work." This is a Fine copy of an edition LIMITED to 1000 copies, with the text transliterated from a contemporary newspaper. Edited, with an Introduction, by Richard and Molly Whittington-Egan. Nicely bound in gray cloth with a red spine. Decoratively ruled, with titling on the spine in gilt. Clean text; 124 pages, with Notes, Introduction There is a "Special Investigation" by Doyle; "Letter" from Doyle; and "Statement of Case Against Royden Sharp." The first 100 copies of this book were signed and numbered, but this is out of that sequence. No dustwrapper; comes with a gray cloth slipcase. A very attractive edition of this scarce work.. Limited. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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44 Ellroy, James White Jazz
New York Knopf 1992 0679414495 / 9780679414490 First American Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Fine Signed
New York: Knopf, 1992. Near Fine copy (RM on top edge,else Fine) in an unclipped Fine DJ (As New condition). SIGNED by Ellroy under "Slash!" on FFEP. In plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Signed by Author. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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45 Erdman, Paul E. The Billion Dollar Sure Thing
New York Scribner's 1973 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
New York: Scribner's, 1973. First novel by the famed economist, winner of an Edgar Award. This is a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine, unclipped DJ (small spot on front flap, starting to tan). In an archival plastic cover. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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46 Fleming, Ian The Man with the Golden Gun
New York New American Library 1965 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Very Good Plus 
New York: New American Library, 1965. The 13th in Fleming's great series, and the last one he completed and published posthumously. This is a Fine copy of the First American Edition (stated First Printing). Black paper-covered boards, with spine lettering in silver, red and gold, with the golden gun continuous across rar, spine, and front; a rather striking design indeed (design by the Paul Bacon Studio). The dustjacket is unclipped; there is some very faint smudging, some creases to the flaps, and two chips (the one on the front cover almost appears to be another of the "bullet holes" in the jacket's design!). In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good Plus. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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47 Fleming, Ian You Only Live Twice
New York New American Library 1964 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good Very Good 
New York: New American Library, 1964. This is a Very Good copy of the First American Edition (stated First printing). Lime green cloth binding with Fleming's signature stamped on the front cover;red lettering on the spine. Clean text; 240 pages. Previous-owner information on the front paste-down; red topstain faded to pink; a tight and square volume, but with some light mottling around the margins. The dustjacket is price-clipped and shows edgewear, with some small chips and closed tears; white jacket shows its light soiling. In an archival plastic protector.. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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48 Gale, Zona Romance Island
Indianapolis Bobbs-Merrill 1906 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Hermann C. Wall 
Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1906. Zona Gale (1874-1938) was the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize in Drama (1921). This is a Very Good copy the First Edition of her first book, a mystery/adventure novel. Very good condition; olive cloth binding with decoration in orange and white. Clean text; 394 pages. Lacking the dustjacket. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Hermann C. Wall. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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49 Grant, Linda Lethal Genes
New York Scribner 1996 0684826534 / 9780684826530 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine Signed
New York: Scribner, 1996. Mystery author's fifth novel, featuring her character Catherine Sayler. This is a Fine copy of the First Edition in an unclipped, Fine dustjacket. It has been SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the Title Page. In a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Signed by Author. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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50 Grant, Linda Vampire Bytes
New York Scribner 1998 0684826755 / 9780684826752 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine Signed
New York: Scribner, 1998. Mystery author's sixth novel, featuring her character Catherine Sayler. This is a Fine copy of the First Edition in an unclipped, Fine dustjacket. It has been SIGNED by the author on the Title Page. In a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Signed by Author. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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51 Greenleaf, Stephen Book Case
New York William Morrow 1991 0688076696 / 9780688076696 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
New York: William Morrow, 1991. Seventh in the author's John Marshall Tanner series. Near Fine copy has tiny stain bottom edge. Unclipped DJ has some wrinkling & tiny closed tears at edges. In plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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52 Hammett, Dashiell The Adventures of Sam Spade and other Stories
Cleveland & New York The World Publishing Company 1945 First Thus. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
Cleveland & New York: The World Publishing Company, 1945. "Seven dramatic stories by the author of 'The Maltese Falcon.'"This is a Near Fine copy of the First Tower Books Edition, First Printing, January 1945 (stated). Not a common book. Red cloth binding with blue lettering on the spine and the Tower Mystery logo of a bat on the front cover. Clean text; 189 pages. Previous-owner signature on the FFEP. The wartime paper is tanning; some rubbing to the head and foot of the spine, else a Fine copy. The dustjacket is Very Good, lightly faded and with two chips on the spine (head and foot). In an archival plastic protector. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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53 Hanshew, Thomas W. Cleek, The Man of the Forty Faces
New York A.L. Burt 1913 Rep[rint. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: A.L. Burt, 1913. This mystery features an ongoing character from Scotland Yard. Originally published by Doubleday Page in 1912, this is a Very Good copy of a Reprint edition. Maroon cloth binding, gilt lettering on the spine, and a great decorative cover - featuring 40 faces, we presume - tipped on. Clean text Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Rep[rint.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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54 Higgins, George V. The Digger's Game
New York Knopf 1973 0394483162 / 9780394483160 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Plus Near Fine 
New York: Knopf, 1973. The author's second book, continuing his masterful tale of the Boston underworld. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the First Edition (stated). Variant red cloth binding with author's initials on the front cover in gilt; spine lettering is gilt. Clean text; 214 pages, very bright and fresh. The front endpapers and the first four pages have a small closed tear at the top of the page, else a Fine copy. The dustjacket has been clipped, else Fine. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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55 Higgins, George V. The Friends of Eddie Coyle
New York Knopf 1972 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Plus Very Good 
New York: Knopf, 1972. The author's first book, a ground-breaking mystery from Boston. This is a Very Good (Plus) of the First Edition. Light blue cloth binding with gilt decoation (a spider web) on the front cover; gilt lettering on the spine. Showing some fading around the edges. Clean text; 183 pages, very bright and fresh. The dustjacket, a striking design by Hal Siegal, is unclipped and Very Good, showing some chipping and creasing at the margins; creasing on the flaps. In an archival plastic protector Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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56 Higgins, George V. The Rat on Fire
New York Knopf 1981 0394424093 / 9780394424095 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
New York: Knopf, 1981. Higgins is a master of character revealed through dialogue. This was the Boston author's tenth novel. Unclipped DJ shows some slight wrinkling & light soil/rubbing. In plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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57 Hill, Carol De Chellis Henry James' Midnight Song
New York Poseidon Press 1993 0671755757 / 9780671755751 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Fine 
New York: Poseidon Press, 1993. An historical & literary crime novel set in turn-of-the-century Vienna, with Sigmund Freud and Henry James among the suspects. Fine in unclipped DJ (RM to bottom, else Fine). Plastic cover. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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58 Hillerman, Tony Listening Woman
London Macmillan London Limited 1978 0333256832 / 9780333256831 First UK Edition Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
London: Macmillan London Limited, 1978. The fourth of Hillerman's novels featuring Navajo Tribal Policement Jim Chee and Joe Leaphorn. This is a Fine copy of the First English Edition. Dark blue cloth binding with silver tirling on the spine. Clean text; 200 pages. The dustwrapper is unclipped; perhaps a bit of light fading to the spine. In an archival plastic protector.. First UK Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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59 Hillerman, Tony The Ghostway
New York (and Eight Others) Harper & Row, Publishers 1985 0060153962 / 9780060153960 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Fine 
New York (and Eight Others): Harper & Row, Publishers, 1985. A Navajo Tribal Policeman mystery solved by Jim Chee This is a Near Fine copy of the First Trade Edition (following a Limited). Copper paper-covered boards with a dark gray cloth spine; copper titling on the spine. Clean text; 213 pages. The dustjacket has faded to a lighter yellow on the spine; else Fine. In an archival plastic protector.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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60 Hillerman, Tony The Ghostway
New York, et Alia Harper & Row, Publishers 1985 0060153962 / 9780060153960 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
New York, et Alia: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1985. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Trade Edition, which followed a Limited one by Dennis McMillan. Adobe red paper-covered boards with a blue cloth spine; copper titling on the spine. Clean text; 213 pages. Tiny inked initials on FFEP; else a Fine Copy. The dustjacket is also Near Fine, unclipped, with a little bit of wrinkling and a tiny chip on the rear cover. In an archival plastic protector.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 64mo - up to 3" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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