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81 Burnett, W.R. Saint Johnson
New York & Chicago A.L. Burt Company 1930 Reprint Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
New York & Chicago: A.L. Burt Company, 1930. The third novel by the author of "Little Caesar," made famous by the gangster movie version. This is set in Tombstone, Arizona in the 1880's and was also made into several movie versions. First published by Dial in 1930. This is a Near Fine copy of the reprint by Burt from the same year. Both are scarce. Bright orange cloth binding with black lettering on the spine. Clean text; 305 pages, with four pages of publisher's adverts in the rear. Some light bumping to the bottom edges, else a Fine copy. The iconic dustjacket, by Edna Reindel, is not clipped.. There are more publisher adverts for "Popular Copyright Fiction" on the reverse of the jacket. It shows some edgewear, and the spine is slightly darkened. In an archival plastic protector.. Reprint Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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82 Burnett, W.R. The Asphalt Jungle
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1949 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Plus 
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1949. American novelist William Riley Burnett (1889-1982) is generally regarded as "hard-boiled." A prolific screenwriter himself, many of his novels were adapted (sometimes by himself) into classic movies. "Asphalt Jungle" became one of the most prominent. This is a Very Good (Plus) to Near Fine copy of the First Edition (stated). Decorative paper-covered boards/spine in white, violet, and black. Extremely attractive! Clean twxt; 271 pages. The dustjacket is Very Good (Plus). Unclipped, showing minor edgewear, but with two chips at the head of the spine. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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83 Burroughs, Edgar Rice Tarzan and the Forbidden City
Tarzana Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc 1948 Later Printing Hardcover Very Good No Jacket John Coleman Burroughs 
Tarzana: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc, 1948. This is a Very Good copy of a Later Printing. Despite a copyright date of 1938, this printing dates to 1948, when the binding was changed. Tan cloth with blue lettering on the front cover and spine. Clean text; 315 pages. Black and white frontis illustration by John Coleman Burroughs. Endpapers tanned; mild bumps; rubbing to spine margins; smudges or stains on the front and rear covers. A solid copy, lacking a dustjacket. . Later Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by John Coleman Burroughs. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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84 Burroughs, Edgar Rice Tarzan and the Lion Man
Tarzana Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc 1948 Later Printing Hardcover Very Good No Jacket J. Allen St.John 
Tarzana: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc, 1948. This is a Very Good copy of a Later Printing. Despite the 1934 copyright, this version dates to 1948 (Burroughs had also reprinted it in 1940) and has a different binding than the First Edition. Tan cloth with blue lettering on the spine and front cover. Clean text; 318 pages; frontispiece illustration by J. Allen St.John. Endpapers typically tanned. Mild bumps; some faint stains here and there. A solid copy, lacking a dustjacket.. Later Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by J. Allen St.John. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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85 Burroughs, Edgar Rice Tarzan's Quest
Tarzana Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc 1948 Later Printing Hardcover Very Good No Jacket J. Allen St.John 
Tarzana: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc, 1948. Originally published in 1936; this is a Very Good copy of a Later Printing, in a different binding. Tan cloth with blue lettering on the spine and front cover; despite the 1936 copyright date, this printing dates from 1948. Clean text; 318 pages. Frontis piece by J. Allen St.JohnEndpapers tanned. Mild bumps; small scrape or stain on the front cover. A solid copy, lacking a dustjacket.. Later Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by J. Allen St.John. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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86 Burroughs, John Whitman. A Study
Boston & New York Houghton Mifflin 1896 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1896. Naturalist John Burroughs (1837-1921) was a close friend of Walt Whitman and his defender. This is his important study of the great American poet, presented in an attractive fine binding. Green paper-covered binding with olive cloth spine; gilt lettering on the spine and a decorative flower with titles on the front cover in black. Clean text; 268 pages; top-edge is gilt. Lacking the dustjacket, which as a presence nonetheless, with an offset to the paste-downs. Aside from the offset, a Fine copy. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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87 Bushnell, O.A. The Stone of Kannon
Honolulu University Press, Hawaii 1979 Hardcover Fine Near Fine Signed
Honolulu: University Press, Hawaii, 1979. First volume of Bushnell's series detailing the Japanese experience in Hawaii. A Fine copy of the First Edition. Yellow cloth boards with black lettering. This copy has been SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the author on the title page. DJ has been clipped, else Fine. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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88 Bushnell, O.A. The Water of Kane
Honolulu University Press, Hawaii 1980 0824807146 / 9780824807146 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine Signed
Honolulu: University Press, Hawaii, 1980. This novel of the Japanese in Hawaii is a sequel to "The Stone of Kannon." A Fine copy of the First Edition. Gray cloth boards with black lettering. This copy has been SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the author on verso of half-title page. Green illustrated DJ is clipped, has very light shelf-rubbing. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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89 Butler, Robert Olen Countrymen of Bones
New York Henry Holt 1994 0805032029 / 9780805032024 First Thus. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Henry Holt, 1994. Butler won the Pulitzer in 1993. Originally published in 1983, this is the reissue. Fine in unclipped DJ. Plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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90 Butler, Robert Olen Mr. Spacemen
New York Grove Press 2000 0802116604 / 9780802116604 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Grove Press, 2000. Butler has won the Pulitzer Prize. Fine in Fine DJ. Plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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91 Butler, Robert Olen Sun Dogs
New York Henry Holt 1994 0805032010 / 9780805032017 Reprint. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
New York: Henry Holt, 1994. Butler won the Pulitzer in 1993. Originally published 1982; this is the reissue. Fine in unclipped Near Fine DJ. Plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Reprint.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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92 Butler, Robert Olen The Deep Green Sea
New York Henry Holt 1997 0805031308 / 9780805031300 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
New York: Henry Holt, 1997. Butler won the Pulitzer in 1993. Fine in NF unclipped DJ. Plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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93 Butler, Robert Olen The Deuce
New York Henry Holt 1994 0805031979 / 9780805031973 Reprint. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Henry Holt, 1994. Butler won the Pulitzer in 1993. Originally published in 1989, this is the reissue. Fine in Fine, unclipped DJ. In plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Reprint.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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94 Butler, Robert Olen Wabash
New York Henry Holt 1994 0805032002 / 9780805032000 First Thus. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
New York: Henry Holt, 1994. Butler won the Pulitzer in 1993. Originally published in 1987, this is the reissue. Fine in an unclipped Near Fine DJ. In plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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95 Byatt, A.S. Babel Tower
London Chatto & Windus 1996 0701137185 / 9780701137182 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
London: Chatto & Windus, 1996. Third in a quartet of novels by the critic and winner of the Booker Prize ("Possession"), focusing on the 1960s "with undertones of sex and cruelty" - in short, a good read! This is a Fine copy of the First Edition. Black cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. 618 pages, clean and fresh text. The dustwrapper is unclipped and also Fine; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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96 Byatt, A.S. The Biographer's Tale. A Novel
New York Knopf 2001 0375411143 / 9780375411144 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Knopf, 2001. A provocative and intellectually interesting work by the Booker Prize winner. This is a Fine copy of the First American Edition (stated), with an unclipped, Fine dustjacket. In an archival plastic protector Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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97 Cabell, James Branch The Silver Stallion. A Comedy of Redemption
New York Robert M. McBride 1928 First Thus. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Frank C. Pape 
New York: Robert M. McBride, 1928. This is a Very Good copy of the First Illustrated Edition (stated First Impression), issued two years after the first publication. Highly decorative cloth binding in black and gold; wonderfully illustrated by Frank C. Pape. Cabell (1879-1958) is generally known as a Southern writer of fantasy. He was highly regarded by Twain and has had an influence on many modern writers of "science fiction" such as Robert Heinlein. Clean text; 359 pages; illustrated endpapers. Mildly bumped and rubbed, with a faded spine. Condition issues: has seen water in the past - there is flood marking along some of the foreedges, and the gutters are split but holding. Previous-owner signature on second endpaper. Lacking the dustjacket. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Frank C. Pape. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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98 Caldwell, Taylor The Eagles Gather
Garden City Sun Dial Press 1941 Reprint. Hardcover Fine Very Good Plus 
Garden City: Sun Dial Press, 1941. (Janet Miriam Holland) Taylor Caldwell (1900-1985) was a prolific and popular novelist who wrote under at least two other (male) names. This is a sequel to her first published novel, "Dynasty of Death," and deals with a power struggle within a family armament business. Originally published by Scribner in 1940; this is a Fine copy of the popular reprint edition from a year later. Uncommon thus. Yellow cloth binding with red lettering on the spine; clean text; 498 pages; red topstain. The dustjacket is Very Good (Plus), still a very bright red, black, and gold. Some light chipping at the margins of the spine; else Fine. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Reprint.. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good Plus. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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99 Canetti, Elias Auto-Da-Fe
New York Stein & Day 1964 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Stein & Day, 1964. Canetti's first book (and only novel) was originally published in German; it won the Prix Internationale; Canetti went on to become a Nobel Laureate. A modernist classic, Iris Murdoch calls it "One of the few great novels of the century." This is a Fine copy of the Second American Edition (First Thus), a reprint of what Knopf published as "Tower of Babel" in 1947. The translation is by C.V. Wedgwood. No publication date, but presumed 1964, as meets points for a Stein & Day First Edition. Bright orange paper-covered boards with black cloth spine. Absolutely clean text; 464 pages. The stunning dustjacket was designed by Peretz Kaminsky. Fine condition; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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100 Canin, Ethan Blue River
Boston Houghton Mifflin Company 1991 0395498546 / 9780395498545 First Edition Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1991. Canin's second book, after the prize-winning collection "Emperor of the Air." This is a Fine copy of the First Edition. Blue paper-covered boards with a blue cloth spine; gilt titling on the spine. Clean text; 222 pages. The dustjacket is Near Fine; price-clipped, else Fine. In an archival plastic protector.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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