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The Dick, Friedman, Bruce Jay
141 The Dick
Friedman, Bruce Jay
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1970 First 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, age-toning, very light soiling. Author's photo on rear panel. 018519

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The Woodstock Murders, Froscher, Jon
142 The Woodstock Murders
Froscher, Jon
Woodstock & New York Overlook Press 1998 0-87951-858-8 / 9780879518585 First 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
143 The Woodstock Murders
Froshcer, Jonathan
Woodstock & New York Overlook Press 1998 0879518588 / 9780879518585 First 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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144 Prisoner's Friend
Garve, Andrew
New York Harper & Brothers 1962 First 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
145 The Possessions of a Lady
Gash, Jonathan
New York Viking 1996 0670869333 / 9780670869336 First 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
146 PAID AND LOVING EYES
Gash, Jonathan
New York St. Martin's Press 1993 0312093616 / 9780312093617 First 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
147 Paid and Loving Eyes
Gash, Jonathan
New York St Martins Press 1993 0312093616 / 9780312093617 First 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
148 Prey Dancing
Gash, Jonathan
New York Viking 1998 0670877646 / 9780670877645 First 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

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THE GREAT CALIFORNIA GAME, Gash, Jonathan
149 THE GREAT CALIFORNIA GAME
Gash, Jonathan
New York St. Martin's Press 1991 0312063636 / 9780312063634 First 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

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The Lies of Fair Ladies, Gash, Jonathan
150 The Lies of Fair Ladies
Gash, Jonathan
New York St Martins Press 1992 0312076207 / 9780312076207 First 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
151 The Ten Word Game
Gash, Jonathan
New York St Martins Press (Thomas Dunne) 2004 0312323476 / 9780312323479 First 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
152 The Very Last Gambado
Gash, Jonathan
New York St. Martin's Press 1990 0312051751 / 9780312051754 First 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
153 The Very Last Gambado
Gash, Jonathan
New York St Martins Press 1990 0312051751 / 9780312051754 First 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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154 The Chicano War
Gault, William Campbell
New York Walker & Co. 1986 0-8027-5640-9 / 9780802756404 First Hard Cover Near FIne Near Fine Jacket 
Clean black boards with bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Small date written at top edge of front free endpaper (no names or inscriptions). Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Mystery. 008334

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155 Frame-Up: The Incredible Case of Tom Mooney and Warren Billings
Gentry, Curt
New York W. W. Norton 1967 First Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good Jacket 
Very clean rust color boards with charcoal gray spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean decorated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 496 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean dustjacket has very small chip at rear lower spine corner, some spine fading. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. One of the most infamous, calculated miscarriages of justice in American history--The Tom Mooney-Warren Billings case. 8 vo.. Legal. 011109

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Chemistry and Crime From Sherlock Holmes to Today's Courtroom, Gerber, Samuel M. (Editor)
156 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

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Black Death, Gilbert, Anthony
157 Black Death
Gilbert, Anthony
New York Random House 1953 First Hardcover Near Fine Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Printing in unclipped original dust jacket. Clean gray cloth boards with small circular design on cover, black title box with gold lettering and decoration on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. 269 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), has shallow edge chipping and short closed edge tears, light surface rubbing. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A brilliant murder mystery featuring the amiable criminal lawyer Arthur Crook. 026598

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Blood and Judgment, Gilbert, Michael
158 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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The 92nd Tiger, Gilbert, Michael
159 The 92nd Tiger
Gilbert, Michael
Harper & Row 1973 0-06-011533-5 / 9780060115333 First Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good++ Jacket 
Very clean beige cloth boards with black cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No wear, very slight shallow bump to board edge. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 212 pgs. Dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, a few tiny faint spots to rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 012225

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Agatha Christie - The Woman and Her Mysteries, Gill, Gillian
160 Agatha Christie - The Woman and Her Mysteries
Gill, Gillian
New York The Free Press 1990 0-02-911702-X / 9780029117026 First Hardcover Near Fine fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with full number line on copyright page. Clean unfaded black boards with red lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Frontis photo portrait of Dame Agatha. 243 pgs. with index. Clean unfaded dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A sensitive and revealing look at Agatha Christie as both a woman and a writer, the author probes the mysterious private life and motivations of one of the best selling authors of all time. 017680

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