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A Bullet For Cinderella [signed], John D. MacDonald
1 A Bullet For Cinderella [signed] John D. MacDonald
N Y & Chicago Dell Publishing Company, Inc. 1955 First Edition Paperback Good+ with no dust jacket 
16mo 6" - 7" tall; Signed EditionBinding Style: Perfect BindingPagination: 191 pagesWidth: 4.5" Height: 6.5". 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) "Start with a name dropped by a dying man in a Korean death camp: "Cindy...Cindy would know where it is." Add a hardhead who listened and came home to pick up a cold trail to a hot $60,000. Watch him finally fit the name to a slightly used Cinderella with expensive tastes, but instincts straight out of the river shack she'd come from...and you've got the basis of John D. MacDonald's brand-new, torrid-paced "A Bullet for Cinderella." " (Blurb from rear cover). Author-signed first edition of this novel. Cover by George Gross. #62. Inscription on verso of front cover reads "July 1st ' 55 / For the Burlington / Rockets from the / Sarasota Sluggers / John D. MacDonald." Signed for family member- from MacDonald Estate. ; Signed by Author; 1 34731 
Price: 423.00 USD
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BURNING IS A SUBSTITUTE FOR LOVING., Melville, Jennie
2 BURNING IS A SUBSTITUTE FOR LOVING. Melville, Jennie
U S A London House & Maxwel 1976 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 199 pages; Jacket by Edward Gorey. Orig. Bds. ; some edge wear, d/j (chipping to edges) - see graphic. Owner's small ink stamp to front free end paper. ; 0 30440 
Price: 169.15 USD
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DEATH OF A NEXT-DOOR NEIGHBOR [SIGNED], [Buy It!][Show This Book Only] Goodnough David
3 DEATH OF A NEXT-DOOR NEIGHBOR [SIGNED] [Buy It!][Show This Book Only] Goodnough David
Walker & Company 1998 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 193 pages; DJ fine but for peeling of the plastic laminate below "David" on front panel of DJ. Signed, dedicated and dated by author on first blank. Author's first book. ; Signed by Author; 0 30811 
Price: 23.45 USD
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DIANA OF THE MOORLAND, Louis Tracy
4 DIANA OF THE MOORLAND Louis Tracy
N Y, N Y Grosset & Dunlap [1918] Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Louis Tracy Mysteries; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 317 pages; Scarce early G&Dunlap reprint in good DJ. There is a 1.5" x . 20" scrape on DJ front panel. ; 0 31828 
Price: 93.95 USD
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FOLLOW THE SAINT, Leslie Charteris
5 FOLLOW THE SAINT Leslie Charteris
NY Avon Publications 1953 (1938) First Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 220 pages; 1st ptg series #533, Cover price 25 cents. ; 0 26606 
Price: 23.45 USD
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MURDER IS A PACKAGE DEAL, Brown, Carter
6 MURDER IS A PACKAGE DEAL Brown, Carter
Signet 1964 045102530X / 9780451025302 Paperback Near Fine with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; Light creasing to front cover. 1964 publication, appears to be second printing as it is $.75 however copyright page states first printing, September 1964 the string of numeral starting with 2. Like creasing to front cover. Signet is .45 1 -- T5 532; 0 20800 
Price: 13.11 USD
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REST IN PIECES [SIGNED], Brown, Rita Mae
7 REST IN PIECES [SIGNED] Brown, Rita Mae
Bantam 1992 0553077287 / 9780553077285 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
1.3 x 8.8 x 6.3 Inches; 292 pages; Signed by Rita Mae Brown on title page. 20.00 price present. ; Signed by Author; 1.4 30788 
Price: 27.21 USD
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Shakespeare's Champion, Harris, Charlaine
8 Shakespeare's Champion Harris, Charlaine
St. Martin's Press 1997 031217005X / 9780312170059 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Lily Bard Mysteries, Book 2; 0.7 x 8 x 5.8 Inches; 214 pages; DJ very lightly rubbed- see graphic. ; 0.85 30437 
Price: 70.45 USD
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THE TULE MARSH MURDER, Mavity, Nancy Barr
9 THE TULE MARSH MURDER Mavity, Nancy Barr
NY Grosset & Dunlap Inc 1929 Reprint Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 0 16684 
Price: 13.11 USD
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THREE KNOTS: A MYSTERY, Parker, Richard.
10 THREE KNOTS: A MYSTERY Parker, Richard.
NY Macaulay Company 1924 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo; 0 13419 
Price: 13.11 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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