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Lindbergh: The Crime, Behn, Noel
1 Lindbergh: The Crime
Behn, Noel
New York Atlantic Monthly Press 1994 0871135442 / 9780871135445 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Printing in clean original dust jacket. Clean beige boards with black spine, bright gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean blank endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs. 464 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, small price clip at upper corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024789

Price: 15.00 USD
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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Berendt, John
2 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Berendt, John
New York Random House 1994 0679429220 / 9780679429227 First Edition, First Printing Hardback Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing with correct number line and all correct first edition points, in clean dust jacket. Clean unfaded dark green boards with black cloth spine, metallic lettering on cover (author's initials) and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 388 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, small price clip at upper corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. . To assist in determining the first edition, first printing these are the identifying points: Dustjacket price of $23.00 on front inside flap. On page eleven, line thirty-two contains the spelling error "fmr" instead of "for." The Random House correct number line of (2 4 6 8 9 7 5 3) above first edition statement on copyright page. On rear of dustjacket - Ann Beattie is listed first. On later printings each letter of the alphabet represents an additional ten thousand printing and appears only on later printings. The first printing of this book will not contain letters or the number "1" in the number line. On later printings, the rear of dustjacket Edmund White is listed first. This is one of the most misrepresented first edition, first printing books of the 21st century. 023170

Price: 100.00 USD
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Encyclopedia of Criminology, Branham, Vernon C., M.D. and Samuel B. Kutash, Ph.D.
3 Encyclopedia of Criminology
Branham, Vernon C., M.D. and Samuel B. Kutash, Ph.D.
New York Philosophical Library 1949 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in original dust jacket. Blue cloth boards with beige spine, blue lettering on cover and spine. Some fading to board edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 527 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (12.00 on front inside flap), has a few very shallow edge chips and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023974

Price: 15.00 USD
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Elizabeth is Missing, De La Torre, Lillian
4 Elizabeth is Missing
De La Torre, Lillian
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1945 Stated First edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean beige cloth boards with gold and red decoration on cover, red title box with gold lettering and decoration on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 266 pgs. + index. Clean unfaded dustjacket with photo of author on front inside flap; small neat cross-out to price at top corner of front flap; very shallow tiny chips at top and bottom spine edge, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. True Crime mystery, the intriguing story of the four-weeks disappearance of Elizabeth Canning in the fifteenth century London; she now lies buried near Hartford, Connecticut. 017606

Price: 35.00 USD
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Chemistry and Crime From Sherlock Holmes to Today's Courtroom, Gerber, Samuel M. (Editor)
5 Chemistry and Crime From Sherlock Holmes to Today's Courtroom
Gerber, Samuel M. (Editor)
Washington DC American Chemical Society 1984 0841207844 / 9780841207844 Second printing Hardcover Fine fine Jacket 
Stated "Second Printing" on copyright page. Very clean unfaded red cloth boards with bright silver illustration and lettering on cover, bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping, no wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean black endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 135 pgs. with index. Illustrated with drawings. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The application of the principles of chemistry for committing crimes and for tracking down criminals in both fiction and in modern day forensic investigations. 017766

Price: 40.00 USD
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The Magician, Green, F. L.
6 The Magician
Green, F. L.
New York Coward-McCann 1951 First edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition. Clean unfaded black cloth boards with green lettering on spine. Slight surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Tasteful previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper; no other marks. 255 pgs. Clean unfaded dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped (2.75 on front inside flap), has very slight edge wear, with a few tiny closed edge tears at top and bottom spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A novel of thievery, murder, and the borders of reality. 017667

Price: 30.00 USD
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The Prince of Thieves, Lynx, J. J.
7 The Prince of Thieves
Lynx, J. J.
New York Atheneum 1964 Stated First American Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First American Edition. Clean brown boards with blind-stamped lettering on cover, clean purple spine with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading, or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean red endpapers, with small previous owner label (return address label) on front free endpaper. No other marks. 237 pgs. Unfaded dustjacket is not price clipped, a few short closed edge tears, very small spot of browning from sticker (carefully removed) at lower corner of front panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. True crime story of the handsome George Manolesco, son of an impoverished ex-army officer who fled his native Rumania in the 1880's. Duringthe twenty years of his heyday he stole nearly ten million dollars (most of it in jewels), lived in outrageous luxury in the world's watering places, consorted with royalty and masqueraded for years as a prince, was the lover of scores of wealthy and highborn women (and husband to to two of them). 017519

Price: 20.00 USD
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Once Upon A Crime, Monig, Christopher
8 Once Upon A Crime
Monig, Christopher
Dutton 1959 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean red boards with white lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. No bumping or wear to boards. Pages are clean. No names or bookplates inside. 192 pgs. Clean dustjacket has not been price clipped, has tiny bit of wear at top & bottom of spine, no chips. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover.Mystery. 000152

Price: 10.00 USD
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The Man Who Stole the Mona Lisa, Page, Martin
9 The Man Who Stole the Mona Lisa
Page, Martin
New York Pantheon 1984 0-394-53283-X / 9780394532837 Stated First American Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First American Edition. Clean purple boards with clean white cloth spine, silver lettering on spine. Tiny bump to one corner tip; no fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 190 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, slight wear at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Paris, 1911. The impossible has occurred: somehow, someone has stolen the Mona Lisa. The theft of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre remains one of the century's most extraordinary crimes. Martin Page has written a captivating thriller about the theft as ingenious as the crime itself. 017517

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Monster of Florence, Preston, Douglas with Mario Spezi
10 The Monster of Florence
Preston, Douglas with Mario Spezi
New York Grand Central Publishing 2008 0-446-58119-4 / 9780446581196 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Fine fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition with full number line. First Edition, First Printing. Very clean white boards with clean unfaded black spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean map-illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 322 pgs. with index. Clean unfaded dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The story of a serial killer who ritually murdered fourteen young lovers, and he has never been caught. 017546

Price: 25.00 USD
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Tygers of Wrath A Novel, Rosenberg, Philip
11 Tygers of Wrath A Novel
Rosenberg, Philip
New York St. Martin's Press 1991 0312055285 / 9780312055288 Stated First edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition, with full number line on copyright page. Clean black cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. Very light surface wear to top and bottom spine edge, no fraying, no fading. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 391 pgs. Clean dustjackeet is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. At the center of this powerful novel is a cruel, senseless incident that spreads out its ripples like a pebble in the water...ever wider. The death of two students in a junior high school in the Bronx revererates through the "blackboard jungle", through the police department and on to the shake up city hall. 017748

Price: 10.00 USD
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The Traitor, Thaw, Harry K.
12 The Traitor
Thaw, Harry K.
Philadelphia Dorrance and Co. 1926 First edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition. Clean unfaded red cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. Very slight bumping to top and bottom spine edge, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers (one tiny spot, smaller than a pea on front free endpaper). No names, writing or bookplates. 271 pgs. Illustrated with black & white plates. Unfaded dustjacket is price clipped at top corner of front inside flap, has shallow chipping at bottom spine edge (1/4"), tiny chip at top spine front corner, very short closed edge tear at rear panel bottom edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. True crime story. On a winter's night in 1906--Harry K. Thaw (author of this book), murdered Stanford White, one of America's leading architects, because of his seduction of Evelyn Nesbit, glamorous young model and showgirl. For 20 years the book was supressed by the millionaire Thaw Family. 017871

Price: 40.00 USD
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Illegal Tender - Gold, Greed, and the Mystery of the Lost 1933 Double Eagle, Tripp, David
13 Illegal Tender - Gold, Greed, and the Mystery of the Lost 1933 Double Eagle
Tripp, David
New York Free Press 2004 0-7432-4574-1 / 9780743245746 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing, SIGNED by author. Very clean beige boards with clean red spine, bright gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Signed on front free endpaper by David Tripp. 363 pgs. with index. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, small price clip at upper corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. It is one of America's treasures--the most valuable ounce of gold in the world, the celebrated, fabled and infamous 1933 double eagle. It shouldn't even exist, but it does, and its astonishing, true adventures read like "a composite of The Lord of the Rings and The Maltese Falcon (The New York Times). 017541

Price: 35.00 USD
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