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7 MODERN SIGNED VOLUMES; ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE; SUSPICION OF RAGE; TOWARD THE MORNING; ALL THE OLD LIONS; CHRISTMAS JOURNEY; LESSER LIGHTS; MONTREAL YESTERDAYS, Mary Higgins Clark; Barbara Parker; Hervey Allen; Carol Caverly; Anne Perry; Angie M H Burrows; Edgar Andrew Collard
1 7 MODERN SIGNED VOLUMES; ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE; SUSPICION OF RAGE; TOWARD THE MORNING; ALL THE OLD LIONS; CHRISTMAS JOURNEY; LESSER LIGHTS; MONTREAL YESTERDAYS Mary Higgins Clark; Barbara Parker; Hervey Allen; Carol Caverly; Anne Perry; Angie M H Burrows; Edgar Andrew Collard
Various 1111 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 7 modern signed volumes; ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE, signed bookplate, dj, vg; SUSPICION OF RAGE, signed on first blank, vg, dj; TOWARD THE MORNING, signed on first blank, dj poor, book good; ALL THE OLD LIONS, signed on title page, vg, dj with a couple short tears, ; CHRISTMAS JOURNEY, signed on first blank, dj, vg; LESSER LIGHTS, 1904, in wraps, dedicated by author (but unsigned) on first blank; MONTREAL YESTERDAYS , ex-lib, signed on first blank, no dj, good 27367 
Price: 32.85 USD
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A LONG WEEK-END., Kennedy, Margaret.
2 A LONG WEEK-END. Kennedy, Margaret.
N Y, N Y Heinemann 1927 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 54 pages; Numbered 505 of 525 copies . Signed on limitation page. ; Signed by Author 30652 
Price: 46.95 USD
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AN OLD SWEETHEART OF MINE. [SIGNED & INSCR WITH VERSE BY RILEY], [Riley, James Whitcomb].
3 AN OLD SWEETHEART OF MINE. [SIGNED & INSCR WITH VERSE BY RILEY] [Riley, James Whitcomb].
Indianapolis Bobbs-Merrill Company, [1902] Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Red and black; royal 8 vo; Later ed. 8vo. Blue-green dec cloth; very good, hint of wear at corners. Previous owner’s ink gift inscrip. On upper portion of inserted leaf (dated “1913”). Signed by James Whitcomb Riley on inserted leaf, and inscribed with 2 lines of verse (“Where Care has cast her anchor in the harbor of a dream. / With best greetings - -James Whitcomb Riley. / June 25: 1909.”) ; Signed by Author 32878 
Price: 328.95 USD
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CHEF PAUL PRUDHOMME'S PURE MAGIC (SIGNED), Prudhomme, Paul
4 CHEF PAUL PRUDHOMME'S PURE MAGIC (SIGNED) Prudhomme, Paul
William Morrow Cookbooks 1995 0688142028 / 9780688142025 Third Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Cookbook; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 1.85 x 9.56 x 7.33 Inches; 224 pages; Signed by Author 27941 
Price: 23.45 USD
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DEATH BENEFITS [SIGNED], Kahn, Michael A.
5 DEATH BENEFITS [SIGNED] Kahn, Michael A.
Dutton Adult 1992 0525934561 / 9780525934561 First Edition Hardcover As New in As New dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Rachel Gold Novels; 1.1 x 8.5 x 5.4 Inches; 320 pages; Signed, dedicated and dated by author on title page. ; Signed by Author 28040 
Price: 23.45 USD
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DEEP BACKGROUND (SIGNED 1ST), Corn, David
6 DEEP BACKGROUND (SIGNED 1ST) Corn, David
St Martins Pr 1999 0312209002 / 9780312209001 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 1.4 x 9.3 x 6.3 Inches; 370 pages; Signed and dated by author on title page. ; Signed by Author 27967 
Price: 28.15 USD
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FIVE PLAYS [SIGNED], (21 June 1905 – 15 April 1980)
7 FIVE PLAYS [SIGNED] (21 June 1905 – 15 April 1980)
Philadelphia Franklin Library 1978 Hardcover As New with no dust jacket Illustrated by Robert Borja. 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; Beautiful deluxe decorative full leather limited collector's edition printed for subscribers only. High quality materials, richly gilded [22 kt. Gold ], in intricate designs, raised bands. Colored silk moire endpapers. Bound in silk marker Franklin Center, by the Franklin Press. Book is unread and clean with no markings of any kind, appears as new. Signed by illustrator on 2nd blank. ; Signed by Illustrator 31534 
Price: 234.95 USD
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FRA CIPOLLA, AND OTHER POEMS.BOUND WITH SONNETS, [SIGNED], John Hanmer
8 FRA CIPOLLA, AND OTHER POEMS.BOUND WITH SONNETS, [SIGNED] John Hanmer
London Edward Moxon & Co. 1839-40 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; xiv, 131, lxii pages; FRA CIPOLLA, AND OTHER POEMS. BOUND WITH SONNETS, [SIGNED and inscribed by author on first blank ] "To W. Hastings Russel with the author's affects[? ] and regards, Wednesday April 17th 1867[? ]. Bound in later full green gilt ruled morocco leather. Two of Hanmer's books bound together. Provenance- Russel Hastings, inscription and ram bookplate. A. E. G; Signed by Author 29469 
Price: 234.95 USD
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Green mansions;  A romance of the tropical forest,, Hudson, W. H
9 Green mansions; A romance of the tropical forest, Hudson, W. H
NY Random House 1944 Reprint Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket Illustrated by Kauffer, E. McKnight 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Color Illustrations; 303 pages; (A B Frost ) signed in pencil on inside of front cover by Priscilla Frost. Plus signed sketch by John Frost 1963 12051 
Price: 79.58 USD
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HOOVER, J. EDGAR (1895-1972). TLS, WASHINGTON, AUGUST 5, 1970, SIGNED IN BLUE INK, Hoover, J. Edgar (1895-1972)
10 HOOVER, J. EDGAR (1895-1972). TLS, WASHINGTON, AUGUST 5, 1970, SIGNED IN BLUE INK Hoover, J. Edgar (1895-1972)
Fbi 1970 Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Crime; POLITICS; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; HOOVER, J. EDGAR (1895-1972). Short one-page TLS, Washington, August 5, 1970, signed in blue ink as Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 4to, printed letterhead, very good condition, few light original folds. Written to Baltimore car dealer regarding undetermined matter: "It was thoughtful of you to write and comment as you did concerning the efforts of Special Agent Ryan and my other associates. I am indeed pleased to learn of your high regard for their work and they share my gratitude for your generous remarks." 31602 
Price: 211.50 USD
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INDIANA REVIEW FALL 1991 [SIGNED], Bruce Mackinnon
11 INDIANA REVIEW FALL 1991 [SIGNED] Bruce Mackinnon
I A C 1991 First Edition Paperback As New with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 164, [4] pages; Signed, dedicated and dated by one author [Bruce MacKinnon] on inside front cover. Includes prose and poetry pieces. ; Signed by One Author 28127 
Price: 23.45 USD
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LEAVE YOUR TEARS IN MOSCOW, Armonas, Barbara, As Told To A. L. Nasvytis
12 LEAVE YOUR TEARS IN MOSCOW Armonas, Barbara, As Told To A. L. Nasvytis
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott Co 1961 First Edition; Fifth Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 222 pages; The story of a 22 year fight to reunite a family. Exile in Siberia, German POW. Signed on half title by Nasvytis. Light dust stain to DJ. ; Signed by Author 27276 
Price: 93.95 USD
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LOONSHADOW [SIGNED], Wassall, Irma
13 LOONSHADOW [SIGNED] Wassall, Irma
Denver, Colorado Experiment Press 1959 Second Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
POETRY; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 48 pages; Author's first book of poetry. Signed, dedicated and dated by author on first blank in red ink. Though stated 2nd ed this may well be the first and only ed. Some fading to dust jacket edges, price clipped DJ. ; Signed by Author 28044 
Price: 37.55 USD
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MURDER FOR THE BRIDE [1951 AUTHOR-SIGNED FIRST EDITION], John D. MacDonald
14 MURDER FOR THE BRIDE [1951 AUTHOR-SIGNED FIRST EDITION] John D. MacDonald
N Y Fawcett Publications, Inc. 1951 First Edition Paperback Good+ with no dust jacket 
16mo 6" - 7" tall; 164 pages plus 3 pages of Gold Medal Boo pages; Width: 4.5" Height: 7.25" author-signed first edition. Inscription on verso of front cover reads "For Sammy and Evvy / (See inscription, 1st book) / Jawn D." Vintage paperback is bound in original illustrated wrappers. Book shows external wear, with tearing along top of rear spine edge and at top of spine. Binding is sound. Pages are clean and without markings. Number 164 appears in upper left corner of front cover and at head of spine. This volume is from a group of books inscribed by the author to family members who over the years accompanied him at his summer home in the Adirondacks. . Perfect Binding. John D. MacDonald - John Dann MacDonald was an American writer of novels and short stories, known for his thrillers. MacDonald was a prolific author of crime and suspense novels, many of them set in his adopted home of Florida. His best-known works include the popular and critically acclaimed Travis McGee series, and his novel "The Executioners," which was adapted into the film "Cape Fear." In 1972, MacDonald was named a grandmaster of the Mystery Writers of America, and he won a 1980 U. S. National Book Award in the one-year category Mystery. Stephen King praised MacDonald as "the great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller." Kingsley Amis said, MacDonald "is by any standards a better writer than Saul Bellow, only MacDonald writes thrillers and Bellow is a human-heart chap, so guess who wears the top-grade laurels?" (Courtesy of Wikipedia) Provenance- MacDonald estate. 1st Fawcett printing. ; Signed by Author 34723 
Price: 352.50 USD
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RHYTHMS & RHYMES BY KATIE. [SIGNED ], Knop, Katie
15 RHYTHMS & RHYMES BY KATIE. [SIGNED ] Knop, Katie
Anon [1982] [1988] Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 109 pages; #135 of a limited edition, Signed, dedicated by author on limitation page. 28124 
Price: 23.45 USD
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THE DISCOURSES OF SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS; ILLUSTRATED BY EXPLANATORY NOTES AND PLATES BY JOHN BURNET  (From the Library of and Signed by F. O. C. Darley ), Reynolds, Sir Joshua. :
16 THE DISCOURSES OF SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS; ILLUSTRATED BY EXPLANATORY NOTES AND PLATES BY JOHN BURNET (From the Library of and Signed by F. O. C. Darley ) Reynolds, Sir Joshua. :
London James Carpenter 1842 Hardcover Poor with no dust jacket 
We add archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection (4 mil thick for books and ephemera, 1.5 mil thick for dustjackets) , whenever possible. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 279 pages; THE DISCOURSES OF SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS; ILLUSTRATED BY EXPLANATORY NOTES AND PLATES BY JOHN BURNET. FROM THE LIBRARY OF AND SIGNED BY F. O. C. DARLEY . Engraved title page and 11 engraved plates. Disbound, lacking spine and back cover. Scattered Foxing, contents generally clean. 23692 
Price: 84.55 USD
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The Road to Shiloh  Poems Since 1984, Dressel, Jon & John Dressel
17 The Road to Shiloh Poems Since 1984 Dressel, Jon & John Dressel
Hyperion Books 1994 1859021859 / 9781859021859 First Edition Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 115 pages; Signed and dedicated by author's initials on half title page. ; Signed by Author 28050 
Price: 23.45 USD
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THE VILLAGE WATCH-TOWER [SIGNED AND INSCRIBED W/ PHOTO], Wiggin, Kate Douglas
18 THE VILLAGE WATCH-TOWER [SIGNED AND INSCRIBED W/ PHOTO] Wiggin, Kate Douglas
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1895 Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
218 pages; Short stories, engraved title page. Photo of what is apparently is Wiggin's home tipped to the inside front cover. Inscription and signature undated on frist free ep. Photo is somewhat faded as is the ink- however still eminently legible. "Desire, faith and work is the triple key to the door of attainment." Kate Douglas Wiggn. For -MIldred Nfessill[? ]. Spine darkened but quite legible and covers stained. Binding form and tight. Red designs on first text papge as published. 7 x 4.875". ; Signed by Author 35240 
Price: 93.95 USD
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