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Things We Lost, Gave Away, Bought High and Sold Low: Stories, Navas, Deborah
81 Things We Lost, Gave Away, Bought High and Sold Low: Stories
Navas, Deborah
Dallas, Texas Southern Methodist University Press 1992 0870743368 / 9780870743368 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Beautiful, as new first edition in clean bright dust jacket. Unread condition. Clean bright yellow cloth boards with crisp black lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 137 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026024

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The Complete Murder Sampler, Nelson, James (editor)
82 The Complete Murder Sampler
Nelson, James (editor)
Garden City Crime Club/Doubleday 1946 First Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Beige cloth boards with blue lettering and decoration on spine. Very light soiling. Small nick to cloth above title on spine (1/4" closed tear). Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 368 pgs. Murder mysteries by authors such as Raymond Chandler, H. P. Lovecraft, Edgar Wallace, John Buchan and more. 6" x 8-1/2". Mystery. 017016

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The Canary and Other tales of Martial Law, Nowakowski, Marek
83 The Canary and Other tales of Martial Law
Nowakowski, Marek
Garden City The Dial Press/Doubleday & Co. 1984 0-385-27988-4 / 9780385279888 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Very clean toast brown boards with black cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. 144 pgs. Clean dustjacket is price clipped, unchipped, with slight edge wear and 2" closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Within weeks of the 1981 coup in Poland, Marek Nowakowski courageously began publishingthese stories under his own name and circulating them in typescripts and underground newspapers. An inside view of the tragedy of Polad and one of the most powerful documents to emerge from eastern Europe, this collection has been translated into thirteen languages. 8vo. Historical Fiction. 011795

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And Other Stories, O'Hara, John
84 And Other Stories
O'Hara, John
New York Random House 1968 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Printing" stated on copyright page in original unchipped jacket. Green cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean charcoal gray endpapers, small previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper. 336 pp. Jacket is price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap, clean (slight age-toning), with a few tiny closed edge tears and tiny rub at lower spine corner. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A Collection of 12 stories by John O'Hara 019368

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The Horse Knows the Way - A Collection of 28 New Stories by John O'Hara, O'Hara, John
85 The Horse Knows the Way - A Collection of 28 New Stories by John O'Hara
O'Hara, John
New York Random House 1964 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
"First Printing" stated on copyright page, in unclipped original jacket. Blue cloth boards with gold lettering on cover, black title box with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Slight fading to board edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean red endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 429 pp. Dustjacket has slight edge wear, a few tiny closed edge tears; not price clipped (5.95 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 020962

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American Nights Entertainment, Overton, Grant
86 American Nights Entertainment
Overton, Grant
New York Appleton; George H. Doran; Doubleday Page; Scribner's 1923 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean dark green cloth boards with clean paper labels on cover and spine. No fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. 414 pgs. with index. Illustrated with portraits of American authors, and some of their best loved works. 8vo. Fiction. 011752

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87 The Shawl
Ozik, Cynthia
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1989 0-394-57976-3 / 9780394579764 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket 
Green boards with maroon cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. A few very small spots of manufacturer's glue on front board. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Small previous owner inscription on half-title page. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, crisp, with small price clip. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The short story and novella published together for the first time in this volume are two of Cynthia Ozick's most widely admired works of fiction--exquisitely moving and powerful tales. 8vo. Fiction. 010552

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Famous Dog Stories, Page Cooper (Editor)
88 Famous Dog Stories
Page Cooper (Editor)
Garden City, New York Doubleday 1948 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Diana Thorne, Illustrator 
Stated First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean deep red cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean illustrated endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Beautifully illustrated by Diana Thorne. 336 pages. Scarce dust jacket is clean, not price clipped (3.50 on front inside flap), has small shallow edge chip at base of rear panel, several short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The heros of these 25 tales and sketches include not only dogs of questionable heritage. The aristocracy is also represented by the Russian wolfhound, spaniel, white West Highland terrier, sheep dog, bull terrier, Alaskan Malamute, and many others. Nice, collectible first edition. 026226

Price: 85.00 USD
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89 The Collected Stories of Dorothy Parker
Parker, Dorothy
New York Modern Library 1942 Later printing Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
Blue cloth boards with red title box, gold lettering on cover and spine. Light soiling, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Toledano binding no. 8. Kent style endpapers. Previous owner name ink-stamped on front free endpaper and on title page. 362 pp. 019965

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Alligator Dance, Peery, Janet
90 Alligator Dance
Peery, Janet
Dallas Southern Methodist University Press 1993 0-87074-353-8 / 9780870743535 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket Signed
Very clean green cloth boards wtih gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers. No previous owner marks. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. 209 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. As new, gift quality signed book in fine dustjacket. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Richly textured stories in author's debut collection. The title story was listed as one of one hundred distinguished stories in The Best American Short Stories 1992. Two of the stories received Pushcart prizes, and "What the Thunder Said" appeared in the 1993 edition of Best American Short Stories. 012185

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91 The Road to Miltown or Under the Spreading Atrophy
Perelman, S. J.
New York Simon & Schuster 1957 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean red boards with white cloth spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 273 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has very small closed tear (1/4") at rear bottom spine fold. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Humor. 007477

Price: 20.00 USD
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Selected Poetry & Prose of Edgar Allan Poe, Poe, Edgar Allan
92 Selected Poetry & Prose of Edgar Allan Poe
Poe, Edgar Allan
New York Modern Library 1951 Later printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Modern Library No. 82 in dust jacket. Toledano binding no. 8. Very clean moss green cloth boards with black title box, gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with black top stained upper page edges, clean Kent style endpapers. Previous owner name in pen on back side of half-title page. Edited, with an Introduction, by T. O. Mabbott. 428 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap, has a few short closed edge tears, light surface rubbing to front panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026343

Price: 14.00 USD
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Mind Wreckers Limited, and Other Adventures of Barrow - Ace Insurance Detective, Price, Frank J., Jr.
93 Mind Wreckers Limited, and Other Adventures of Barrow - Ace Insurance Detective
Price, Frank J., Jr.
Philadelphia Spectator Co. 1933 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in original dust jacket. Clean unfaded black cloth boards with clean unchipped bright orange paper title label on cover, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean orange top stained upper page edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 314 pages. Dustjacket has a few very shallow edge chips, slight fading. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A collection of mystery and adventure stories by a well traveled author who was a newspaperman, in the war service with the U.S. Marines, publicity expert with the Republican National Committee in several presidential campaigns, public relations and advertising man, and author of more than 100 published short stories. 022100

Price: 75.00 USD
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Close Range - Wyoming Stories, Proulx, E. Annie
94 Close Range - Wyoming Stories
Proulx, E. Annie
New York Scribner 1999 0684852217 / 9780684852218 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with full number line on copyright page, in original unclipped jacket. Green boards with black spine, bright silver lettering on spine. Clean except for faint ring stain on front board; no bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Small faint spot to front free endpaper; no names, writing or bookplates. 283 pp. Beautifully illustrated dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped; very faint trace of light soiling to rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 018930

Price: 25.00 USD
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95 Ellery Queen's Giants of Mystery (Volume 31)
Queen, Ellery
New York The Dial Press 1976 08037-02280-8 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Very clean brown boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. 316 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight corner wear and some tiny chips at top of spine, 3 closed tears at top rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Contains 3 short novels by Rex Stout, Holly Roth, and Ed McBain: 11 short stories by John MacDonald, Isaac Asimov, Ellery Queen and others. 8vo. Mystery. 008210

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96 The Queen's Awards 1946: Prize-winning Detective Stories from Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine
Queen, Ellery (Editor)
Boston Little Brown 1946 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean yellow cloth boards (one tiny brown spot--smaller than a grain of rice). Green crown decoration on cover and spine, green lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name on front fixed and front free endpaper (neatly penned). 380 pgs. Clean DUSTJACKET is not price clipped, has shallow chipping at top and bottom of spine, slight corner wear, small chip at front fold edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8 vo.. Detective. 011184

Price: 50.00 USD
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Out of the Ark: An Anthology of Animal Verse, Reed, Gwendolyn
97 Out of the Ark: An Anthology of Animal Verse
Reed, Gwendolyn
New York Atheneum 1968 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket Gabriele Margules, Illustrator 
Very clean maroon cloth boards with blind-stamped line drawing on cover, bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers with "review copy" lightly stamped on dark endpapers. 228 pgs. Dustjacket is unchipped, unclipped, with very, very faint water mark on upper left corner of front panel, a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A collection of poems about animals through the ages. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 012469

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98 On Doctoring: Stories, Poems, Essays
Reynolds, Richard, M.D., & John Stone, M.D.
New York Simon & Schuster 1991 0-671-74814-9 / 9780671748142 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean turquoise boards with golden beige spine, stamped metallic lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean decorated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 428 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. As new--gift quality. Dustjacket enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. "It is the humanity in medicine that has inspired the pens of countless writers, and that has now been captured in this remarkable anthology of medical literature." 8 vo.. Medical. 011105

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99 Wild Ducks Flying Backward
Robbins, Tom
New York Bantam Books 2005 0-553-80451-0 / 9780553804515 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with full number line on copyright page. Clean blue green boards with bright unchipped metallic lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 255 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A collection of essays, short stories and poems by Tom Robbins, better known for his fictional novels. 8vo. Short Stories. 016582

Price: 30.00 USD
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Tabloid Dreams: Stories, Robert Olen Butler
100 Tabloid Dreams: Stories
Robert Olen Butler
New York Henry Holt & Company 1996 0805031316 / 9780805031317 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition (stated) with full number line in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean unfaded blue boards with orange cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 203 pages. Clean jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Short stories by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Olen Butler. 023145

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