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121 The Girl in Cabin B54
Fletcher, Lucille
New York Random House 1968 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean dark blue boards with turquoise cloth spine, gold lettering on spine, green lettering on front board. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. No names or bookplates. 211 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight surface chipping and very small closed tears at top spine edge-. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Mystery. 010951

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Old Lover's Ghost, Ford, Leslie
122 Old Lover's Ghost
Ford, Leslie
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1940 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Beige cloth boards with purple lettering and and purple strips on cover and spine. Boards are clean, very slight darkening to gutters. No fraying; light surface wear to corners. Binding is tight, no cracking; slight lean. Pages and edges are clean. Small tape mark on front and rear fixed endpaper. Previous owner name and address penned on front free endpaper. "A" on copyright page indicating first edition. 240 pgs. 8vo. Mystery. 012859

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The Philadelphia Murder Story, Ford, Leslie
123 The Philadelphia Murder Story
Ford, Leslie
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1945 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, with "A" on copyright page. Clean endpapers (slight browning to fixed endpaper edges from manufacturer's glue); no names, writing or bookplates. 250 pgs. Unchipped dustjacket has small price clip at top corner of front inside flap, very slight edge wear, small faint water stain to two top dustjacket corners. A Colonel Primrose Mystery set in the publishing world and Philadelphia society. 12mo. Mystery. 015496

Price: 100.00 USD
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Trial Run, Francis, Dick
124 Trial Run
Francis, Dick
New York Harper & Row 1978 0-06-011383-9 / 9780060113834 Stated First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean dark green boards with black cloh spine, silver lettering on spine. Hint of light wear to board edges. No bumping. Binding is tight, with slight lean. Pages are clean and bright; clean endpapers (illustrated with maps); no names, writing or bookplates. 246 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, one tiny 1/4" closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The Olympic Games make a spell-binding setting for this Dick Francis novel--the familiar Francis horseracing atmosphere is there, but in second place this time to the marvelous Russian setting. 8vo. Mystery. 013148

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Double Eagle: The Epic Story of the World's Most Valuable Coin, Frankel, Alison
125 Double Eagle: The Epic Story of the World's Most Valuable Coin
Frankel, Alison
New York W. W. Norton 2006 0-393-05949-9 / 9780393059496 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean white boards with black spine, bright gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Slight bump at upper right spine edge; sharp corner tips, no wear. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 323 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Stolen from the U.S. Mint, shipped to Egypt, hidden for forty years, seized in a Secret Service sting, and finally sold in a record-setting auction...the story of one coin, a 1933 twenty-dollar Double Eagle. 8vo. Coins. 014919

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Aupres De Ma Blonde, Freeling, Nicolas
126 Aupres De Ma Blonde
Freeling, Nicolas
New York Harper & Row 1972 06-011351-0 First American Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First U.S. Edition (first published in England as "A Long Silence." Very clean beige cloth boards with brown cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean decorated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 228 pgs. Dustjacket is not price clipped, two very short closed edge tears, very slight fading to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Mystery. 016506

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A Certain Dr. Thorndyke, Freeman, R. Austin
127 A Certain Dr. Thorndyke
Freeman, R. Austin
New York Dodd Mead & Co. 1928 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
First Edition. Clean dark green cloth boards with red lettering and small poison bottle decoration on cover and spine. Slight wear at spine corners, tiny nick at rear spine edge (pencil point size). Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Neatly penned previous owner name and date (1929) at top edge of front free endpaper. Clean decorated endpapers. Clean red top-stained page edges. 304 pgs. 8vo. Mystery. 011535

Price: 35.00 USD
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The Dick, Friedman, Bruce Jay
128 The Dick
Friedman, Bruce Jay
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1970 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page. Beige cloth boards with black author initials stamped on cover, crisp black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Clean with slightest hint of very light foxing to cloth. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 310 pgs. Dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, with small faint water spot to spine, slight age-toning, very light soiling. Author's photo on rear panel. 018519

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The Woodstock Murders, Froscher, Jon
129 The Woodstock Murders
Froscher, Jon
Woodstock & New York Overlook Press 1998 0-87951-858-8 / 9780879518585 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with full number line on copyright page. Clean unfaded black boards with clean black cloth spine, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Tiny spot (remainder mark) on bottom page edges. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 247 pgs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A celebrated show couple move from hectic Manhattan to their new home into the small, peaceful community of Woodstock, NY with their gay personal secretary Buddy Keepman, their new life life of tranquil existence doesn't last very long. Lucille Driver, wife and mother of three of the most devious men in town is found hacked to death by a weed cutter on their property, and the list of suspects is long. 8vo. Mystery. 017255

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The Woodstock Murders, Froshcer, Jonathan
130 The Woodstock Murders
Froshcer, Jonathan
Woodstock & New York Overlook Press 1998 0879518588 / 9780879518585 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, in clean unclipped jacket. Clean black boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean. Small black remainder dot on bottom page edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 247 pp. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (23.95 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 019663

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131 Prisoner's Friend
Garve, Andrew
New York Harper & Brothers 1962 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean green boards with black cloth spine, bright white lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean. Decorated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 175 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few closed edge tears, tiny edge chips. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. "It made me go out to the meadow and scatter some lime to see how it would take footprints, but the test wasn't conclusive because I had to rush back in to finish the story. Garve is always good, and this one is better than good." - Rex Stout 8 vo.. Fiction. 011111

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The Possessions of a Lady, Gash,  Jonathan
132 The Possessions of a Lady
Gash, Jonathan
New York Viking 1996 0670869333 / 9780670869336 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in unclipped dust jacket. Clean black boards with brown spine, blue metallic lettering on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 324 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (21.95 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A Lovejoy mystery. This time Lovejoy has a fling with a rich and adulterous fashion plate which ends when she has him bounced from her show. He has a new apprentice, the lovely Lydia, and gets involved helping his old friend Tinker search for a missing seventeen-year-old girl. A fun trip through the seductive, treacherous world of sex, antiques, high fashion and the deep, muddy waters of murder. 022705

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PAID AND LOVING EYES, Gash, Jonathan
133 PAID AND LOVING EYES
Gash, Jonathan
New York St. Martin's Press 1993 0312093616 / 9780312093617 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in unclipped jacket. Clean black boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 261 pp. Clean jacket is not price clipped (19.95 on front inside flap), unchipped, one closed tear at top rear panel edge (1"). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Gash's antiques-dealing, sleuthing rogue Lovejoy is back for a dazzling adventure that takes him from East Anglia to Paris, Zurich, and the heart of the underground antiques trade. 019544

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Paid and Loving Eyes, Gash, Jonathan
134 Paid and Loving Eyes
Gash, Jonathan
New York St Martins Press 1993 0312093616 / 9780312093617 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ near fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with full number line on copyright page. Clean unfaded black boards with bright gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Small price marking in ink at top corner of front free endpaper. 261 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new removable mylar cover. A Lovejoy novel, which takes the antiques-dealing sleuth from East Anglia to Paris, Zurich, and the heart of the underground antiques trade. 018405

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Prey Dancing, Gash, Jonathan
135 Prey Dancing
Gash, Jonathan
New York Viking 1998 0670877646 / 9780670877645 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing, SIGNED by the author, in unclipped jacket. Clean ivory boards and spine with unchipped metallic lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. No previous owner markings. Signed by author: "Jonathan Gash" on front blank fly leaf. 272 pp. Jacket is unclipped, unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 019809

Price: 20.00 USD
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THE GREAT CALIFORNIA GAME, Gash, Jonathan
136 THE GREAT CALIFORNIA GAME
Gash, Jonathan
New York St. Martin's Press 1991 0312063636 / 9780312063634 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition in clean unclipped jacket. Clean beige boards with green cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 249 pp. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (19.95 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 019869

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Lies of Fair Ladies, Gash, Jonathan
137 The Lies of Fair Ladies
Gash, Jonathan
New York St Martins Press 1992 0312076207 / 9780312076207 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine near fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition, with full number line on copyright page, in unclipped jacket. Clean green boards with bright gold lettering on spine. Tiny bump to one spine corner. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 263 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Lovejoy finds himself accused of gutting a vacant old house, robbing it of its chandeliers, balustrades, moldings, even wallpaper. He recognizes this as the work of his friend Prammie Joe, recently released from jail--and soon found murdered in his isolated shack. Lovejoy works to uncover the sinister scam from the inside out. 018406

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The Ten Word Game, Gash, Jonathan
138 The Ten Word Game
Gash, Jonathan
New York St Martins Press (Thomas Dunne) 2004 0312323476 / 9780312323479 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine near fine Jacket 
Stated First U.S. Edition, with full number line on copyright page. Clean unfaded black boards with bright gold lettering on spine. Nice sharp corners, hint of bumping to spine corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 288 pp. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Gash's inimitable character Lovejoy,always involved in solving mysterious crimes related to the world of antiques, is on board a cruise ship, running from a bounty hunter. 018301

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The Very Last Gambado, Gash, Jonathan
139 The Very Last Gambado
Gash, Jonathan
New York St. Martin's Press 1990 0312051751 / 9780312051754 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, in clean unclipped jacket. Clean green boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 275 pgs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Lovejoy is hired as a consultant for a movie about the robbery of London's British Museum--a crime that in the antiques game is the ultimate scam, the very last gambado. 018745

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The Very Last Gambado, Gash, Jonathan
140 The Very Last Gambado
Gash, Jonathan
New York St Martins Press 1990 0312051751 / 9780312051754 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition, with full number line on copyright page, in unclipped jacket. Clean green boards with bright gold lettering on spine. Light bumping to base of spine; corners tips are sharp and unworn. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 275 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Lovejoy works as a consultant for a movie about the robbery of London's British Museum and runs into trouble. 018407

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