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In a Lady's Service [*SIGNED*]

By: Ardies, Tom

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 14042

ISBN: 0-385-04583-2

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[moderate shelfwear, top corners slightly bumped, faint dust-soiling to top edge; jacket browned at spine and edges, lightly soiled, very minor paper loss at spine ends]. INSCRIBED (a long and affectionate inscription to a fellow writer) and SIGNED by the author on the ffep. Madcap novel about "an amiable but cowardly soldier of fortune" on the trail of a miraculous healing elixir in the wilds of Mexico. Others are after the prize as well, inclduing "an odd-looking couple on their second honeymoon, an irascible Vogue-looking model, a nervous young doctor, a mayor with too many c... View more info

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The Ultimate Act [*SIGNED*]

By: Bachmann, Lawrence P.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 21284

ISBN: 0-00-221858-5

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good- dj


[no significant wear to book, a touch of soiling to top edge of text block, faint remnants of something that's been erased near bottom of ffep; jacket shows wear at extremities (particularly spine ends), 1-1/2" scrape mark at top right corner of front panel]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep: "For ____ and ___ -- / in the hope that / this might suggest / you visit France / and see us -- / Affection, / Larry / Cannes / May 1972." (Additionally, affixed to the front pastedown with a single piece of tape is the author's business card, which bears a color photo of him.) ... View more info

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You and Me, Babe [*SIGNED*]

By: Barris, Chuck

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Harper's Magazine Press: (c.1974)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22572

ISBN: 0061203424

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[spine slightly turned, very light shelfwear to bottom edge; jacket shows some surface rubbing INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the ffep: "BRANDON / HOPE YOU LIKE IT / CHUCK BARRIS." The first book by the game-show entrepreneur (and, to hear him tell it, CIA-employed assassin), an offbeat love story about the "ambitious, all but unemployable son of a Queens chiropodist," who sets his sights on marrying a woman with a nice trust-fund income, but to his consternation ends up actually falling in love with her, and marrying her "for herself instead of her money" after the trust fu... View more info

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Mr. Three

By: Butler, William

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1966 (c.1964)

Edition: 1st U.S. ed

Seller ID: 4308

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[good solid copy, lower rear corner bumped, bookstore stamp on ffep, library pocket on rear pastedown (but no other library markings of any kind); jacket rubbed, small tear at lower rear corner, sticker on front panel with one-word quote ("Hilarious") from The Spectator]. A novel "in the best 'Dr. Strangelove' tradition ... a taut, fast-moving spy story which shuttles in the undercover world of international espionage between Africa and the United States. You will encounter in [this book] one of the great fictional creations of all time, the fanatical, omnipotent super-secret Unite... View more info

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Malloy's Subway [*SIGNED*]

By: Campbell, R. Wright

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Atheneum: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 14818

ISBN: 0-689-11181-9

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice book, just the faintest signs of wear to the page edges, previous owner's embossed ownership seal on ffep; jacket lightly surface-worn, short diagonal crease at bottom corner of front flap]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. Suspense novel about a killer on the loose in the subways of New York; "a story of urban terror and obsession that hits with all the power of an express train." The author was a screen and TV writer whose credits included TEENAGE CAVEMAN and THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH; he was Oscar-nominated for the Lon Chaney biopic MAN OF A THOU... View more info

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Don't Mind Dying

By: Chapple, Steve

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14982

ISBN: 0-385-14934-4

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice tight clean copy, slight bumping at base of spine but no other significant wear; jacket shows light wear at extremities, one tiny chip at base of spine]. "A novel of country lust and urban decay," about a 77-year-old man who hitchhikes from Montana to San Francisco, hooking up along the way with a lovely young lady from Brooklyn. "Together they hopscotch the generations, outwitting the forces of evil in an America rife with the leavings of such dubious enterprises as carcinogenic television, $3-a-gallon gasoline, and disco." View more info

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The Miser of Mayfair

By: Chesney, Marion

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: (c.1986)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16001

ISBN: 0-312-53443-4

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight clean copy, with no discernible wear; jacket has the teensiest bit of edgewear, one tiny closed tear at bottom of rear panel]. (A House for the Season, Volume 1) Series A novel of Regency England, being the beginning of the series "A House for the Season," about a town house in London's fashionable West End that mysteriously remains vacant season after season. "The home of numerous families in the past to whom ill luck -- and even death -- has befallen, Number 67 has been damned as unlucky. And even unluckier for the servants who staff the house, for no tenants means ... View more info

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Gascoyne

By: Crawford, Stanley

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: (c.1966)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21478

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


[moderately shelfworn, some soiling/spotting to top edge of text block; jacket edgeworn, severely faded at spine, small closed tear and associated creasing at top of rear panel]. Comic novel about the title character, "a man who spends whole weeks in his car, eats there, sleeps there and conducts his business by mobile telephone. His business is making money." The book seems to waver between being remarkably prescient about the direction in which modern American life was heading at the time, and just plain wacky-zany for its own sake -- the latter aspect obviously having driven the ja... View more info

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Cheap Shot

By: Cronley, Jay

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Atheneum: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18502

ISBN: 0-689-11445-1

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[minor shelfwear to bottom edge, slight bump to base of spine, otherwise a tight clean book; jacket shows a little wear at top of spine, a couple of tiny scrape marks on front panel]. A comic novel about "four would-be thieves with rich fantasy lives and borderline incomes [who] come up with a scheme that is devilishly clever and astounding in its simplicity. They will rob one of the world's richest museums, whose state-of-the-art alarm system is hooked directly into the local police headquarters. All they must do to ensure their success is to capture the entire night shift, pack the co... View more info

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By the Rivers of Babylon

By: De Mille, Nelson

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York/London, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: (c.1978)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15399

ISBN: 0-15-115278-0

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[lovely copy, tight, clean and apparently unread; jacket shows just a trace of wrinkling along the top edge, one tiny spot on spine, minor soiling at edge of rear panel]. The author's first hardcover book, a thriller about a group of Israelis whose two planes, en route to a peace mission at the U.N., are forced to crash-land, and who must then defend themselves against an army of Palestinian commandos, as the Israeli authorities desperately try to organize a rescue mission. View more info

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The Brink

By: Gallery, Dan

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4637

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [clean and solid, mild bumping to bottom corners, slight wear at spine extremities; jacket shows wear at edges/corners, rubbing, a couple of tiny tears, a couple of little scrape marks on the front panel, light soiling to rear panel]. Cold War novel about a potentially catastrophic cat-and-mouse game between an American nuclear submarine and a Russian destroyer, which runs the risk of starting World War III. View more info

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Relentless [*SIGNED*]

By: Garfield, Brian

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, World Publishing: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 17779

ISBN: 0-529-04549-4

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


[spine slightly turned, a bit of spotting and light soiling to top edge, a couple of tiny stains on ffep; jacket moderately rubbed, a couple of surface-scratches on front panel, a bit of wear at corners, half-inch closed tear at top front hinge]. SIGNED by the author on top of his printed name on the title page. "A desperate manhunt pits a Navajo cop against a military murderer," the Navajo cop in question being one Sam Watchman, "a man of our time [who] must measure himself and decide whether to disclaim his own heritage or affirm it." After turning out one more "Sam Wa... View more info

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The Desperate Hours [*SIGNED*]

By: Hayes, Joseph

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1954)

Edition: 2nd printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 17299

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


[binding slightly shaken, light age-browning to top- and fore-edge; jacket edgeworn, with a few surface-nicks and very shallow chipping at top of spine; note also that the jacket is somewhat unevenly faded due to laminate removal (much had peeled away over time on its own; the remaining bits were carefully removed by us)]. INSCRIBED ("To _______ / with best wishes --") and SIGNED by the author on the ffep, where the book is additionally stamped "Return to Story Dept. / Paramount Pictures Corporation." Suspense novel about a group of escaped convicts who terrorize a suburban f... View more info

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110 Shanghai Road [*SIGNED*]

By: Highland, Monica [pseud. for Carolyn See, Lisa See, and John Espey]

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company: (c.1986)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15223

ISBN: 0-07-028792-9

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice clean book with just the faintest bit of handling wear; jacket shows very light surface wear, minor scrunching at top of front flap]. (endpaper maps) INSCRIBED briefly and SIGNED on the title page by co-author Carolyn See, who has added "1/3 of M.H.!" beneath her signature. "Sweeping from the chaos of the Chinese Civil War [in 1926], to Washington during World War II and the McCarthy era, to Hollywood, and onward to London today, [this novel] captures sixty drama-filled years in the world's history and in the lives of the men and women who shaped it: American missionaries and... View more info

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Foxes on the Hill [*SIGNED*]

By: Hilsinger, Serena Sue

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston, Gambit Incorporated: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4727

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dj


[spine turned, some water-staining on top edge, mild shelfwear; jacket has a little wear at corners, a couple of small chips at top of spine]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep: "to ______ - / an old, old friend / with affectionate best wishes -- Sue (the author)." The author's first novel, about "that time in several marriages when the patterns of the past foretell the future." Set during a weekend gathering on Cape Ann, it follows "each individual mind by mind, each couple and each group meal by meal, day by day, and night by night. From bitterness to love... View more info

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The Sisgruder Conspiracy

By: Hobson, John

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Glendale CA, Great Western Publishing Co.: (c.1980)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4504

ISBN: 0866660305

Condition: Very Good


[moderate overall wear]. Trade PB Satirical novel about a day in the life of an IRS agent -- the cover design has "IRS" crossed out and "Incredibly Ridiculous System" scrawled in its place. The book is described as "a stream-of-unconsciousness satirical view of our country's most unloved bureaucracy," with a protagonist who is "a sort of pathetic Americanized Cloisseau [I think they mean "Clouseau," as in Inspector] [who] stumbles in and out of one moronic misadventure after another." (Someday somebody should do a bibliography of self-published angry-man... View more info

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Charlie Flowers & the Melody Gardens

By: Howard, Fred

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Liveright: (c.1972)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3014

ISBN: 0-87140-555-5

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[spine slightly turned, bottom corners bumped, mild soiling top edge; jacket rubbed, some surface-scratching, mild edgewear]. "This light, swift-moving novel, set in Chicago between the wars, is funny,bitter, deadpan, whimsical, and tragic in turn. We first meet Charlie at the age of three, playing the part of a monkey in The Three Flowers, his parents' vaudeville act. The death of his mother and the defection of his father leave him to the none too tender mercies of his grandmother, whose boardinghouse overlooks the Melody Gardens, an outdoor music hall. The magical spirit of the Melody G... View more info

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A Card for the Players [*SIGNED*]

By: Jefferson, Roland S.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, New Bedford Press: (c.1978)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8979

ISBN: 0-931656-00-1

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice tight copy, very faint soiling to top edge; jacket mildly soiled, one small closed tear at top of front panel]. INSCRIBED ("To ___________ / Good luck in the games / of chance") and SIGNED by the author on the ffep. Novel about a gambler who plans an ingenious heist of Las Vegas casinos. The author is also a film director/writer. Signed by Author View more info

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Midsummer Moon

By: Kinsale, Laura

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Severn House Publishers Inc.: 1991

Edition: 1st ed. thus

Seller ID: 9427

ISBN: 0-7278-4143-2

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[nice tight copy, no significant wear except for bumping at top corners; jacket shows minimal edge/surface wear, some horizontal wrinkling near top and bottom of rear panel]. Historical romance fiction, set during the Napoleonic Era. "Lord Ransom Falconer's mission was to find the inventor whose new discovery could defeat Napoleon's awesome forces. Never did he expect that the genius would be lovely young Merlin Lambourne, a woman more brilliant than all the King's men -- more bewitching than any court lady." [The copyright page states: "This title first published in Great Brit... View more info

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P.S. Your Cat is Dead!

By: Kirkwood, James

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Stein and Day: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15411

ISBN: 0-8128-1511-4

Condition: Good+ in Good+ dj


[moderately shelfworn, a decent enough copy but unfortunately blemished by a brown stain (looks like a tea-spill) affecting the top edge and fore-edge of about a 12-page section in the middle of the book, and severely marking the top section of one of those pages; jacket lightly soiled, with chipping and a bit of paper loss at both ends of spine Comic novel (rather scarce in hardcover) about a guy with a remarkable string of bad luck, who gets an opportunity to take revenge for ALL of it when he catches a burglar in the act of trying to rob him for a third time. The author adapted it for a p... View more info