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A NOVEMBER WIND, A NOVEL OF SUSPENSE, Geddes, Paul
1 A NOVEMBER WIND, A NOVEL OF SUSPENSE Geddes, Paul
May not be noted. First Edition Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Paul Geddes A November Wind, a novel of suspense Coward-McCann, Inc. NY, c. 1970, , First American Edition 1971; 0 4050 
Price: 16.79 USD
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A. LION IS IN THE STREETS., Langley, Adria Locke
2 A. LION IS IN THE STREETS. Langley, Adria Locke
NY McGraw 1945 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
482 pages; 8vo, cloth, dust jacket. 482 pages. First Edition/First Printing of this exceedingly rare piece of literature. A Lion is in the Streets went through five printings and was eventually made into a film under the same name in 1953. Jacket has some tears along the top of the front and back cover. Dust jacket has some tearing and chipping. Cover has some rubbing. Name of previous owner on front free end paper in ink. Hard to find with a dust jacket. $3- price is still present on DJ. McGraw Hill Book Co up to the year of 1956 showed no additional printings if it was a First edition. This shows no additional printings on the copyright page [or anywhere else for that matter]. Additionally the dust jacket shows the retail price of $3.00 so we know it could not be a book club edition. You can refer to McBride's guide to first editions to confirm this. ; 0 36455 
Price: 281.95 USD
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COLD FIRE, Koontz, Dean
3 COLD FIRE Koontz, Dean
May not be noted. 156865916 Hardcover Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Book Club Edition; Koontz, Dean Cold Fire Berkley. Psychological Suspense 1991 isbn 1568659164; 0 5828 
Price: 14.05 USD
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4 LONG MEMORY I723 Clewes, , Howard
May not be noted. 1952 Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Book Club Edition; Clewes, Howard, Long Memory, Doubleday NY 1952, BCE, This is a story of revenge of an innocent man sent to prisonfor twenty years who holds his sanity during this terrible span by living for the day he will be free to trck down two people whose testimony convicted him. Hardbound with dust jacket, VG/VG; 0 533 
Price: 14.05 USD
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5 REIGN IN HELL Diehl, , William
Ballantine Publishing Group 0345411447 / 9780345411440 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Isbn: 0345411447; Black hard cover with brightly printed slick dust jacket. New condition; 0 3473 
Price: 14.05 USD
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6 THE DAVIDIAN REPORT - A NOVEL OF SUSPENSE Hughes, Dorothy B,
Duell,sloan,pearce, Little 1952 Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo; HUGHES, DOROTHY B, THE DAVIDIAN REPORT - A Novel of Suspense, NY, BOSTON, DUELL, SLOAN, PEARCE, LITTLE, 1952. FINE HARDBOUND WITH NO DUSTJACKET 1ST ED? ; 0 43 
Price: 14.05 USD
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THE FIVE DECEIVERS, Armitage, Flora
7 THE FIVE DECEIVERS Armitage, Flora
May not be noted. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Armitage, Flora The Five Deceivers Dodd, Mead 1963. 1st ed. '63 VG/VG HB in original cloth. ; 0 8640 
Price: 14.05 USD
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THE SCAPEGOAT, Du Maurier, Daphne
8 THE SCAPEGOAT Du Maurier, Daphne
Cardinal First Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 12mo; Pocketbook. Normal toning light. ; 0 12932 
Price: 14.05 USD
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UNDONE, Kimball Michael
9 UNDONE Kimball Michael
May not be noted. 038097305 Hardcover As New in As New dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Kimball Michael UNDONE Avon, 1996. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. First Edition. ISBN: 0380973057. Watch Bobby plan the scam of the cnetury with his best firend's wife. ; 0 5832 
Price: 14.05 USD
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WIDOW'S WALK [SIGNED]  A Spenser Novel, Parker, Robert B.
10 WIDOW'S WALK [SIGNED] A Spenser Novel Parker, Robert B.
Putnam Adult 2002 0399148450 / 9780399148453 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Spenser Mysteries; 1.4 x 9 x 6 Inches; 320 pages; Flatsigned by author on first blank; Signed by Author; 1.5 30809 
Price: 23.45 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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