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THE CRYSTAL SKULL.
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THE CRYSTAL SKULL.

By Garvin, Richard.

New York:: Pocket Books,, (1974). Very good overall. Note: vintage paperbacks are very fragile and need to be handled with care.. Paperback. "The story of the mystery, myth, and magic of the Mitchell-Hedges crystal skull discovered in a lost Mayan city during a search for Atlantis." Illustrated with photographs. Notes. 128 pp.

$10.00

SOPHY OF KRAVONIA.
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SOPHY OF KRAVONIA.

By Hope, Anthony (pseudonym of Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins, 1863 - 1933)

New York:: Harper & Brothers,, 1906.. Near fine in sage green cloth with a lovely art nouveau decorative binding of a thistle flower and leaves in copper and white. . First US printing. Novel of adventure and intrigue by prolific English novelist and playwright, now best remembered for The Prisoner of Zenda. "The heroine, a high spirited, penniless English girl, goes to Kravonia to seek her fortune. She has the good luck to save the life of the Prince, who falls in love with her. The story of her career becomes a galloping romance, in which adventures, court intrigues, and hair breadth escapes follow one another in quick succession." Basis for a 1920 silent film. Tinted frontispiece with tissue guard. 332 pp.

$40.00

48 SAROYAN STORIES.
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48 SAROYAN STORIES.

By Saroyan, William.

New York:: Avon,, (1942). Very good overall. Note: vintage paperbacks are very fragile and need to be handled with care.. Paperback original - early printing. Collects the stories from the 1938-1939 collections "Love, Here Is My Hat" and "Peace, It's Wonderful" with a short new introduction by Saroyan. Avon 19 (lists thru 58 inside back cover) 314 pp.

$12.00

THE WHITE MICE.
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THE WHITE MICE.

By Davis, Richard Harding (1964-1916)

New York:: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1909.. Near fine (previous owner's name on front endpaper). First printing. A "story of love and revolution in a South American republic." Illustrated with a frontispiece with a tissue guard and seven inserted plates by George Gibbs. Bound in beige cloth with red and black lettering, black illustration on front cover. 309 pp plus 4 pp publisher's ads.

$29.50

OTHER MAIN-TRAVELLED ROADS.
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OTHER MAIN-TRAVELLED ROADS.

By Garland, Hamlin.

New York:: Harper & Brothers,, (1910). Very near fine - a lovely copy. . First edition. A collection of short stories, written between 1887-1889, a companion to 'Main-Travelled Roads', inspired by Garland's return to the West of his youth - Iowa, Dakota, & Wisconsin. Bound in tan cloth with gilt titling a gilt Art Nouveau corn motif decoration. viii, 350 pp.

$40.00

VERA THE MEDIUM.
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VERA THE MEDIUM.

By Davis, Richard Harding (1964-1916)

New York:: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1908.. Near fine. (spine slightly sunned, hint of spine slant). First printing. Novel of a young woman spiritualist; basis of the Selznick 1917 silent film of the same name, a movie now considered lost. Illustrated with a frontispiece and five inserted glossy plates Frederic Door Steele (who possibly also did the illustrated binding) In the first issue binding of violet cloth with gilt titling and green and ivory illustration on front cover. 216 pp.plus 4 pp of publisher's ads.

$35.00

LOVE AFFAIRS OF LITERARY MEN.
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LOVE AFFAIRS OF LITERARY MEN.

By Reed, Myrtle (1874-1911); binding by Margaret Armstrong (1867-1944)

New York:: Putnam,, 1907.. Near fine (corner slightly bumped).. First edition. A look at the lives and loves of several well-known literary figures including Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Shelley, Samuel Johnson and Esther Thrale, and Edgar Allan Poe and Sarah Whitman as well as Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope, Samuel Johnson, Lawrence Sterne, William Cowper and John Keats. Bound in lavender cloth in a beautiful example of Margaret Armstrong's Art Nouveau style with gilt lettering and flowers, and her monogram on the front board. Frontispiece portrait of Shelley and Mary Shelley with a tissue guard, and double portraits of all the other writers included. Title page with a floral design, and each page has the text inside black ruled borders with red running heads. 204 pp.

$40.00

A SERVANT OF THE PUBLIC.
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A SERVANT OF THE PUBLIC.

By Hope, Anthony (Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins, 1863-1933)

New York:: Frederick A. Stokes Company,, (1905). Very good in tan boards with small green and pink illustrations on the front cover and spine, no dust jacket.. First US printing. A novel about the love of acting by this prolific British writer, best known for his adventure novel "The Prisoner of Zenda." Illustrated by Harold Percival with a glossy frontispiece and three internal glossy plates. 362 pp.

$24.50

A MADCAP.
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A MADCAP.

By Meade. Mrs. L. T.

New York:: Grosset & Dunlap,, (c 1904). Good overall in decorated red cloth with a pasted on portrait of a young woman (front hinge cracked) . Reprint. Shortly after their father dies a family with six young children discovers that the house they thought was their home really belongs to a previously unknown cousin from the West Indies. Plain frontispiece. 261 pp.

$17.50

TANGLED PATHS.
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TANGLED PATHS.

By Dorsey, Mrs. Anna Hanson (1815-1896)

New York:: D. & J. Sadlier,, (1885). Good overall in illustrated gold cloth - a bit of foxing, corners bumped, previous owner's name dated in 1895.. Early printing. A novel by this author, a convert to Catholicism, who was considered a pioneer of Catholic fiction in the U.S. Her stories were written for a non-Catholic audience, and the plots were often melodramatic involving - as this one does - mistaken identity and false accusations. 465 pp.

$21.50

THE BAD ONE.
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THE BAD ONE.

By Farrow, John.

New York:: A. L. Burt,, (1930). Good overall in orange cloth with red lettering (some damage to the cloth at the base of the spine), no dust jacket.. First edition. Photoplay edition of this story of an American seaman in Marseilles, who kills another seaman in a bar fight over a beautiful young woman and winds up sentenced to 10 years hard labor in the Chateau d'Isle. Illustrated with photographic stills from the United Artists' Picture starring Dolores Del Rio with Edmund Lowe. 266 pp, plus 6 pp publisher's ads.

$21.50

JUNGLE MENACE.
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JUNGLE MENACE.

By Lawton, Charles.

New York:: Cupples & Leon Company,, (1937). Good in orange cloth with black lettering (upper corner has been torn from half title page), no dust jacket.. First thus- photoplay edition. Illustrated with scenes from the Columbia Motion Picture starring Frank Buck. Frontispiece and 7 internal glossy plates. 240 pp plus 4 pp ads. Endpapers are illustrated with a collage of photo scenes.

$16.00

SARAH AND SON.
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SARAH AND SON.

By Shea, Timothy.

New York:: Grosset & Dunlap,, ( ca 1930, c 1929). Very good minus in blue cloth with black lettering (spine sunned), no dust jacket.. First photoplay edition. The story of a music hall singer whose husband steals their baby and the quest she embarks on to find her son. First photoplay edition illustrated with scenes from the Paramount Picture starring Fredric March and Ruth Chatterton - Frontispiece and five inserted glossy plates. Note from author to publisher, vii, 296 pp.

$18.00

EASY TO MURDER.
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EASY TO MURDER.

By Rutledge, Nancy.

Garden City, NY:: Doubleday,, 1951.. Fair condition only in a fair dust jacket (small round indentation on front cover affecting the first few pages, rather severe toning to the pages, dust jacket is missing a large chip at the top of the spine, extending onto the back cover, other smaller chips and edgewear).. First printing. A woman with an insatiable need for power finds her brother-in-law, a reporter, and his fiancee in her way, and determines that murder is the simplest solution to her problem,

$16.50

PIC.
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PIC.

By Kerouac, Jack.

New York:: Grove Press,, (1973.). Very good in illustrated wrappers (usual toning to the pages, minor rubbing and wear to covers, a straight, tight copy, no creases.). Paperback original - second printing. Kerouac's last novel, published as a paperback original. From the back cover: "Set in 1948, Pic is told by a ten-year old black boy, Pictorial Review Jackson, in the black dialect indigenous to the North Carolina farm country. It is of Pic's adventures - in his native state, in New York, and on the road - with his brother Slim who has 'adopted' him after the death of his grandfather. In his candid way, Pic defines aspects of black life that foreshadow the civil rights movement of the sixties " Zebra Books Z-1090-Z, cover price 1.25. 120 pp.

$15.00

LONESOME TRAVELER.
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LONESOME TRAVELER.

By Kerouac, Jack

New York:: Grove Press,, (1970). Good overall - usual toning to the pages, penciled notes on first and last page (erasable) . Paperback - first Evergreen printing. The story of Kerouac's life during the years he was writing his books - originally published in 1960. 183 pp.

$12.50

THE TOPLESS TULIP CAPER.
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THE TOPLESS TULIP CAPER.

By [Block, Lawrence] Harrison, Chip.

New York:: Fawcett Gold Medal., (1971). Near fine (usual toning to the pages). Paperback original - first printing. Fourth book in this series of humorous mysteries described as a "sex-obssessed saga" by the eponymous 'Harrison.' Chip is still playing Archie to Leo Haig's Nero Wolfe. SIGNED on the title page by Block. 160 pp. Good girl cover art.

$40.00

NO SCORE.
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NO SCORE.

By [Block, Lawrence] Harrison, Chip.

New York:: Fawcett Gold Medal., (1970). Very good (name inside front cover, usual toning to the pages). Paperback original - first printing. First book in this series described as a "sex-obssessed saga" by the eponymous 'Harrison' who starts out as a 17 year old male virgin. The book is dedicated to his 'favorite writer', Lawrence Block. SIGNED on the title page by Block. 160 pp. Good girl cover art by Elaine..

$35.00

MAKE OUT WITH MURDER.
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MAKE OUT WITH MURDER.

By [Block, Lawrence] Harrison, Chip.

New York:: Fawcett Gold Medal., (1971). Near fine (usual toning to the pages). Paperback original - first printing. Third book in this series described as a "sex-obssessed saga" by the eponymous 'Harrison.' Chip gets a job as assistant to a portly detective -i"if Archie Goodwin can do it, so can I" - Dedicated to Rex Stout, of course. SIGNED on the title page by Block. 160 pp. Good girl cover art.

$40.00

CHIP HARRISON SCORES AGAIN.
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CHIP HARRISON SCORES AGAIN.

By [Block, Lawrence] Harrison, Chip.

New York:: Fawcett Gold Medal., (1971). Near fine (usual toning to the pages). Paperback original - first printing. Second book in this series described as a "sex-obssessed saga" by the eponymous 'Harrison.' Chip finds a bus ticket which takes him to a small Southern town where he is befriended by the sherriff and sworn in a deputy to maintain order in the local 'pleasure palace.' SIGNED on the title page by Block. 158 pp. Good girl cover art by Elaine..

$40.00

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