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Big Stick-Up at Brink's!, Behn, Noel
1 Big Stick-Up at Brink's! Behn, Noel
Putnam 1977 0399118977 / 9780399118975 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; 384 pages; Fold to interior DJ flap and front end paper. Shakkiw scrape to back of DJ where Brodart removed for photo. Brodart acrylic protector. ; 0 9145 
Price: 46.72 USD
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CAPTAIN LIGHTFOOT: LAST OF THE NEW ENGLAND HIGHWAYMEN A NARRATIVE OF HIS LIFEAND ADVENTURES WITHSOME ACCOUNT OF THE NOTORUOUS CAPTAIN THUNDERBOLT, [Martin, Michael]
2 CAPTAIN LIGHTFOOT: LAST OF THE NEW ENGLAND HIGHWAYMEN A NARRATIVE OF HIS LIFEAND ADVENTURES WITHSOME ACCOUNT OF THE NOTORUOUS CAPTAIN THUNDERBOLT [Martin, Michael]
Topsfield, MA The Wayside Press 1926 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Good dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; Dictated on the eve of his execution. Probably the last criminal in the area executed for being a highwayman. Red and black cloth, clean and straight. Publisher's red decorated dustjacket, spine sunned , chips and scrapes, good condition. ; 0 36658 
Price: 70.50 USD
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CONFIDENTIAL: SURVIVING TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS, Not Attributed
3 CONFIDENTIAL: SURVIVING TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS Not Attributed
Privately Printed 1962 Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
35 pages; An interesting small book in plain covers purporting to tell you how to elude your trackers. Desert islands, exscape, evading bloodhounds. All cool stuff. Some of it is probably practical whreas other is more illusional. Interesting though. ; 0 35875 
Price: 46.95 USD
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IN COLD BLOOD (PIRACY? ), Capote, Truman
4 IN COLD BLOOD (PIRACY? ) Capote, Truman
Unknown Unknown 1966 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Faded green cloth with silver stamped spine but no TC on front board. 343pp, no publisher noted, the apparently blank lower half of page 343 missing below "THE END" notation. Partial DJ flap mounted inside front cover printed in brown and black. Stated FIRST PRINTING. This may be a piracy or it may be a pre-publication proof issue of the Random house edition. Provenance- owner sig by George and Debbie Fair- no date. ; 0 26648 
Price: 46.95 USD
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THE MARCHIONESS OF BRINVILLIERS: THE POISONER OF THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY. A ROMANCE OF OLD PARIS  (G), Albert Smith.
5 THE MARCHIONESS OF BRINVILLIERS: THE POISONER OF THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY. A ROMANCE OF OLD PARIS (G) Albert Smith.
London Richard Bentley & Son, 1886 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
French History; BIOGRAPHY; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" ; ix, 315 pages; Albert Smith. The Marchioness Of Brinvilliers: The Poisoner of the Seventeenth Century. A Romance of Old Paris. Lon: Richard Bentley & Son, 1886. Ix,315pp. Bound in handsome full polished tree calf leather, 6 panel spine, edges yellow, marbled endpapers. Armorial bookplate of JJ Hissey. Spine and binding is sound, very good, laid in tissue protector has offset and darkened title page . Armorial bookplate of J J Hissey, ink inscription on first blank leaf dated 1886, some light foxing. A relative of Hissey has generously volunteered the information that, " He was an avid traveller and wrote a number of books himself. I have a couple of them. He drove around England in and wrote his books on his travels." And also volunteered a picture of Hissey Taken in 1898 on his Daimler. (One of the first sold to the area I believe). A graphic of this rather impressive photo is available upon request. 15 engraved plates after illustrations by John Leech. Apparently conspired to poison her entire family in order to inherit the estate. OTHER GRAPHICS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THIS LISTING. PLEASE EMAIL US FOR THEM. ; 0 25042 
Price: 169.15 USD
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BOOK COLLECTING

Almost from time immemorial book collecting, and before that manuscript collecting, and before that anything that you could scratch or carve a message on, has been the subject of much interest. Today we have many categories of book collecting- Fancy bindings, Religious books, Philosophy books, Mystery books, Modern 1st editions, Leather bound books, Textbooks, Early readers, Archaeology books, Art books, Children's books and numberless others. You need not break the bank on 15th and 16th century works. There are some areas that are not yet popular and have a lot of growing to do. Alice in Wonderland with it's endless editions and artists is a fertile field for study as is Disney and Pinocchio. Religious books are now enjoying a greatly increased following. Early readers have a ways to go in appreciation yet. Poetry works may be on the decline a bit though still holding firm. Areas that appear unexploited at this time are Salesman's Dummy books. These are typically turn of the century or early 20th century works comprising highlights of several books. They were designed for salesmen to take orders with. These frequently included covers, spines, limited amounts of text and a good supply of illustrations from each featured book all bound together. Currently these are cheap out of all proportion to their scarcity. Search and you shall find in the land where the Princes of Serendip reign. ARC's (Advance review Copies) are also scarce relative to their key role in publication. These usually contain uncorrected proofs of the book to be issued, often along with author's signatures. They usually sell, even signed, at a considerable discount to the First Edition work which actually came later. Local Cookbooks such as published for church groups, clubs, etc. are now very low priced. You have to have a game plan here or risk being overwhelmed by the mass of cheap material now out there. Beeton's 1907 magazine, arguably the most highly valued magazine is popular for pritning "A Study in Scarlet", Sherlock Holmes first appearance in print. This sold in 1929 for a few shillings, about 1974 it achieved 80L at auction. A couple of years ago it exeeded $150,000 when sold at auction. Early magazines with their appearances of Edgar Alan Poe, Frank Baum, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Maxfield Parrish, Winslow Homer and the Wyeths among hundreds of coveted authors and artists in print are a fertile field. The best children's collection assembled was put together by a poorly paid school teacher in the the years when Children's books were not considered suitable for serious collectors. Today that collection resides at Yale to world acclaim. There is such a large world out there. Pick your specialty, buy quality, and your search will be a happy one and your rewards many.
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