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Dead and Buried: the Horrible History of Bodysnatching, Adams, Norman
1 Dead and Buried: the Horrible History of Bodysnatching
Adams, Norman
New York Bell Publishing Company 1972 0517135973 / 9780517135976 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (letterline on copyright page begins with "a") in clean dust jacket. Clean gray boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs.152 pages. Clean dust jacket has a few tiny edge nicks and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The horrible history of body-snatching, which reached its peak at the beginning of the 19th century. Fron Land's End to John o'Groats, people lived and died in terror of the bodysnatchers, for the old saying you are worth more dead than alive was never as true as in those days, when the ressurectionists busied themselves in the graveyards of the land at the dead of night--in search of "things for the surgeon." 026845

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2 New Life of Mr. Martin
Briffault, Robert
New York Charles Scribner 1947 First Hardcover Near Fine good Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (with "A" on copyright page), in unclipped original dust jacket. Clean beige cloth boards with brown 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 clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 436 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), has large chip at upper right front panel corner, smaller edge chips and short closed edge tears. Story begins in a Limehouse hotel in the 1930's with the discovery of the body of one Anthony Whitford, a suicide. The Coroner's jury sits on the case. Anthony Whitford is declared dead by his own hand and buried. Then a few days later, the real Anthony Whitford turns up. NOTE: It was difficult for me to get this book properly catalogued -- I kept getting pulled into the story whenever I opened the book! 026629

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The Demoniacs, Carr, John Dickson
3 The Demoniacs
Carr, John Dickson
New York Harper & Row 1962 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean blue marbled paper-covered boards with dark blue cloth spine,silver lettering and decoration on spine. Tiny spot of wear to one corner tip. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No previous owner markings. 238 pages. Dust jacket designed by Frederick E. Banbery is not price clipped (3.95 on front inside flap), clean spine and front panel, light soiling to rear panel; no chips, a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Historical mystery set in 1757, full of romance, suspense and interesting characters. Young Jeffrey Wynne gallantly rescues his true love (at her Uncle's command) from a house of ill repute in Paris and returns her to London. There mystery ensues over the body of an old woman, mysteriously dead, and a host of suspects. 026260

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Encyclopedia of Diet: A Treatise on the Food Question (Five volume set), Christian, Eugene, F.S.D.
4 Encyclopedia of Diet: A Treatise on the Food Question (Five volume set)
Christian, Eugene, F.S.D.
New York Corrective Eating Society, Inc. 1914 First Hardcover Near Fine 
First Edition, published August, 1914. in five volumes complete. All five books in excellent condition. Clean green cloth boards with leather spines, gold lettering and small torch on spines. Very little wear. Bindings are tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt text block edges all around. Beautiful marbled endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Perfect large color fold-out in volume I. A beautiful set. Explains in plain language the chemistry of food and the chemistry of the human body, how to eat to establish normal digestion and health. 027190

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Murder in our Midst - Three Complete Mystery Novels, Christie, Agatha
5 Murder in our Midst - Three Complete Mystery Novels
Christie, Agatha
New York Dodd Mead 1967 First Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Omnibus Edition in clean dust jacket. Very clean unfaded red boards with black title box, bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Includes the following mystery novels: The Body in the Library; The Murder at the Vicarage; The Moving Finger. 444 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (5.95 on front inside flap), small corner clip at top of front inside flap, unchipped, one 1" closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 027398

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Gazella, Cloete, Stuart
6 Gazella
Cloete, Stuart
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1958 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, with "First Printing" stated on copyright page, in unclipped original jacket. Clean unfaded blue/black marbled boards with clean black spine, blue lettering on spine. Very tiny bump to lower corner of front board near spine, no fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean top-stained page edges. No names, writing or bookplates, very faint offset (shadow) to front endpapers from newspaper clipping). 275 pgs. Unfaded dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, slight wear to corners and one 1/4" closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A fast-moving story set in Africa, of four strangely assorted people in the forced intimacy ofthe bush, and ofthe elephant Chimboro whose living body was believed to contain the spirits of all the great chiefs of the Zulu and Matabele nations. 018469

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7 Masters of the Occult
Cohen, Daniel
New York Dodd Mead 1971 0-396-06407-8 / 9780396064077 First Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good Jacket 
Clean black cloth boards with red metallic lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. 16 pages of illustrations. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few tiny nicks and closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Mr. Cohen explores the myth and reality of some of the most enigmatic and fascinating characters in history, including L. Ron Hubbard (developed the religion of Scientology); Eileen Garrett (the most studied medium in history) and more. 8vo. Occult. 013241

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Being the Body - A New Call for the Church to be Light in the Darkness, Colson, Charles and Ellen Vaughn
8 Being the Body - A New Call for the Church to be Light in the Darkness
Colson, Charles and Ellen Vaughn
Nashville, TN W Publishing Group 2003 0-8499-1808-1 / 9780849918087 First Hardcover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
First Limited Edition, SIGNED by author (Charles Colson). Very clean black cloth boards with clean moss green spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers, with bookplate of Prison Fellowship signed by the author on front free endpaper. 489 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, unclipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A book encouraging Christians of diverse backgrounds to see themselves as part of the universal body of Christ, challenging them to a new sense of unity and action toward helping others. 017545

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The Body Farm, Cornwell, Patricia
9 The Body Farm
Cornwell, Patricia
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1994 0-684-19597-6 / 9780684195971 First Hard Cover Very Good Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean beige boards with black cloth spine, orange lettering on spine. Rear top corner is slightly bumped. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 387 pgs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Mystery. 012677

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10 Embraced by the Light
Eadie, Betty J.
Everett, Washington, U.S.A. Gold Leaf Press 1992 1-882723-00-7 / 9781882723003 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Clean white boards with dark blue cloth spine, gold lettering. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks.s 147 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new mylar cover. "The most profound and complete near-death experience ever" -- with a forword by the New York Times bestselling author, Melvin Morse, M.D. 8vo. Inspirational. 009992

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Players: The Mysterious Identity of William Shakespeare, Fields, Bertram
11 Players: The Mysterious Identity of William Shakespeare
Fields, Bertram
New York ReganBooks - HarperCollins 2005 0060775599 / 9780060775599 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition (and with full number line) in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean brown boards with darker brown spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated. 308 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author revisits all the critical facts and unanswered questions regarding the true identity of the author of the magnificent body of poems and plays attributed to William Shakespeare. 027433

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The Mysterious Death of Dag Hammarskjold, Gavshon, Arthur L.
12 The Mysterious Death of Dag Hammarskjold
Gavshon, Arthur L.
New York Walker and Company 1962 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in unclipped dust jacket. Black cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Very light soiling. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No previous owner names, writing or bookplates. 243 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (4.50 on front inside flap), has very shallow chipping at top spine edge (1/4"), very light rubbing, one very short closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Explores the many puzzling circumstances attending the flight and crash of a DC-6B on September 17, 1961, with U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold aboard. Hammarskjold was on a mission of peace for the Congo when the plane carrying him and 16 other people crashed in Rhodesia. Rumors persist that Hammarskjold's body was found with a bullet in his neck, along with other odd circumstances surrounding his death. 022932

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Blood and Judgment, Gilbert, Michael
13 Blood and Judgment
Gilbert, Michael
New York Harper & Brothers 1959 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean unfaded green cloth boards with beige cloth spine, white and green lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Small previous owner name on front free endpaper; no other marks. 182 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with a few tiny nicks and tiny closed edge tears at top and bottom spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. One of the author's best with clever plotting and moving finale. A woman's partially buried body is found near a reservoir, and she has been murdered. She turns out to be the wife of a criminal who has escaped from prison. 5-3/4" x 8-1/2". Mystery. 016950

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Body Snatcher, MacAdam, Alfred Onetti Juan Carlos;
14 Body Snatcher
MacAdam, Alfred Onetti Juan Carlos;
New York Pantheon 1991 0679401784 / 9780679401780 First Hardcover Very Good+ near fine Jacket 
"First American Edition" stated on copyright page in clean unclipped dustjacket. Clean gray boards with black cloth spine, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean, with small remainder mark (red dot) at bottom of text block page edges). Translated from the Spanish by Alfred Mac Adam. 305 pp. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (23.00 on front inside flap). 020394

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Appalachian Mountain Religion - A History, McCauley, Deborah Vansau
15 Appalachian Mountain Religion - A History
McCauley, Deborah Vansau
Urbana and Chicago, Illinois University of Illinois Press 1995 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Signed
Scarce book - inscribed and signed by the author. Clean and bright glossy hardcover book with photo-illustrated cover. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Inscribed and signed on half-title page by author as follows: "Saturday, 18 March 1995 - Mark - May the voice of mountain people through their religion touch your heart. - Deborah McCauley." Previous owner name Mark Huddle at top edge of half-title page. About ten pages of the Introduction have some marginal notes and underlining in ink. Main body of text is unmarked, pages are clean and bright. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 552 pages. 024931

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The Story of the Democratic Party, Minor, Henry
16 The Story of the Democratic Party
Minor, Henry
New York Macmillan 1928 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, published September, 1928, in very scarce original unclipped dust jacket. Very clean dark green cloth boards with blind-stamped star and stamped gold lettering on cover, gold lettering on spine. No fraying or fading. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Frontispiece photo portrait of Grover Cleveland. 501 pages with bibliography and index. Dust jacket with price intact (4.50 on front inside flap) has very slight corner wear, very slight age-toning, two tiny shallow chips at base of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The democratic party's achievements and failures, merits and faults, what it advocated and opposed, and how and why. As the history of the great body of the party is told in the policies and actions of its members, what influenced them, what leaders they chose and why. 024821

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17 The Mysteries Within - A Surgeon Reflects on Medical Myths
Nuland, Sherwin B.
New York Simon & Schuster 2000 0-684-85486-4 / 9780684854861 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
286 pgs. Fine in Fine DJ - archival quality mylar cover Crisp as new book in unchipped, unclipped as new DJ. No remainder marks.Medical. 002455

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The Nose on My Face, Payne, Laurence
18 The Nose on My Face
Payne, Laurence
New York MacMillan 1962 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean unfaded black cloth boards with orange lettering on cover and spine. Slightest hint of surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (slight tanning), with clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 287 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, no tears, slight edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A detective novel introducing Inspector Sam Birkett who records the case with verve and feeling, and Sergeant Saunders who was at his side through all its intricate excitement. The scene is set in London and London's river. The first body is on page one. 8vo. Mystery. 015695

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The Tale of the Body Thief: The Vampire Chronicles, Rice, Anne
19 The Tale of the Body Thief: The Vampire Chronicles
Rice, Anne
New York Knopf 1992 0679405283 / 9780679405283 First Hardback Near Fine Near Fine Jacket Signed
Stated "First Edition", this is a clean first printing SIGNED by the author in unclipped dust jacket. Clean light gray boards with light gray spine, silver lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and signed by author on front free endpaper: "For Lorelei, Anne Rice - 1992." 430 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Slated to be made into a motion picture in 2018 by Universal Pictures. 023799

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End of the Spear, Saint, Steve
20 End of the Spear
Saint, Steve
Saltriver (Tynedale House Publishers) 2005 0-8423-6439-0 / 9780842364393 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean green faux leather textured boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 338 pgs. Illustrated with color photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is not clipped or chipped, no tears, no fading. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The inspiration for a major motion picture, the true story of Steve Saint, who was only five years old when his father was brutally killed by Waodani warriors, men from the most savage culture ever known. But in a story almost too amazing to be true, Steve eventually comes to know--and even love--the very ones who drove the spears into his father's body. 8vo. Adventure. 012938

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