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A Few Short Notes on Tropical Butterflies: Stories

By: Murray, John

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Scranton, Pennsylvania, HarperCollins, 2003

Edition: First


First Edition. A splendid fine copy in an unclipped and mylar protected fine dustjacket. A medical doctor writing stories of science, technology and medicine with settings across the globe. A highly acclaimed first release of stories from an award winning writer. Stories about families and how they survive in a turbulent world with settings from Bombay to United Nations refugee camps. Collectable condition. View more info

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A Widow For One Year: A Novel (Signed)

By: Irving, John

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Westminster, Maryland, Random House, 1998

Edition: First


First Random House Printing (2-10) A handsome signed copy--- fine in a splendid unclipped and mylar protected dustjacket--also fine. Signed on the title page by Irving. First trade edition. From the award winning author of "Cider House Rules" and "The World According to Garp". Irving is a prolific writer from New Hampshire. A very collectable copy. View more info

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Anything For Billy (Signed First Printing)

By: McMurtry. Larry

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Riverside, New Jersey, Simon & Schuster, 1991

Edition: First


First Printing (1-10). A splendid first print copy unread and very fine in a slightly rubbed unclipped dustjacket--otherwise would also be fine. D/J has minor rubbing from shelfwear where cloth and boards meet. Book still has the crispness of a brand new copy. Rare flatsigned signature by the author on the title page in his modern day "scrawl". From the Pulitzer prize winning author of "Lonesome Dove" and "Terms of Endearment". Billy is of course "Billy the Kid". Collec... View more info

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At Risk (Signed First Printing)

By: Cornwell, Patricia

Price: $48.00

Publisher: E. Rutherford New Jersey, Putnam, 2006

Edition: First


First Printing (1-10) A very stunning flatsigned first print copy in very fine condition in an unclipped and very fine dustjacket--flawless and protected in a mylar protective covering. A small book with a quick read. "At Risk" was originally featured in a 15 part serial form for the New York Times magazine. A most collectable copy. View more info

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Baudolino (Signed First Print)

By: Eco, Umberto

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Orlando, Florida, Harcourt, 2002

Edition: First


First Printing (A-E) A stunning and very fine signed first print copy in an unclipped and very fine dustjacket. From the award winning author of "The Name of the Rose"--Eco returns -in this novel- to the middle ages in a convincing story mixing historical fiction and suspensful storytelling. A very collectable copy--signed by the author on the title page. View more info

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Blow Fly (Signed First Print)

By: Cornwell, Patricia

Price: $42.00

Publisher: E. Rutherford, New Jersey, Putnam, 2003

Edition: First


First Printing (1-10). Signed by Author. A stunning and very fine copy in an unclipped and mylar protected very fine dustjacket--in as new condition. Doubtful you would be able to find a nicer copy. A Dr. Kay Scarpetta novel, with the Virginia Medical Examiner on another case. One of the preminent crime writers. A very collectable copy. View more info

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Chinese Art

By: MacKenzie, Finlay

Price: $48.00

Publisher: London, Spring Books, 1963

Edition: First


First Edition 1963. Black cloth with gilt lettering to front and spine in very good condition (near fine). Shows some aging and fading to spine--but clean, tight, and square throughout without any markings. A couple of tape pull discolorations on front and back pastedowns where previous owner had taped acetate D/J to book. However there is no dustjacket. Very collectable copy with full color illustrations. Photographs of art items from the finest of European museums--bro... View more info

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Chinese Art

By: Ashton, Leigh; Gray, Basil

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Beechhurst Press, 1953

Edition: First


First American Edition-First Print 1953. Green cloth with red lettering to front boards and spine. Very Good to Near fine condition for age--only slight fading to spine and a couple of light scratches to front board. Tight square and clean throughout--very collectable condition. You would be hard pressed to find a nicer copy. Original "Vroman's Pasadena" brown small tag to front pastedown--from the legendary decades old bookstore. 363 pp. Dozens and dozens of B&W photogr... View more info

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Chinese Painting (First Deluxe Printing)

By: Swann, Peter C.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Paris, France, Universe Books (Editions Pierre Tisne), 1958

Edition: First Limited


First Edition 1958. An absolutely exquisite book in turquoise cloth with gilt lettering and decorations to front and spine/ Tipped in artwork in color plates throughout---including paste down on front cover of Chinese Pottery. Copy is still contained in the original glassine dustjacket in good condition with crack taped in back and lightly rubbed. Front pastedown and endpaper decorated in bamboo pictorial. Original (and small) "Vroman's Pasadena" brown tag--legendary Cal... View more info

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Clementine's Letter (Signed by Author and Illustrator)

By: Pennypacker, Sara

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Hyperion (Disney Editions), 2008

Edition: First


First Printing (1-10) A stunning book--signed by both the author and illustrator--in very fine unopened condition in a very fine unclipped dustjacket. Clementine's favorite teacher is leaving on a trip to Egypt and Clementine doesn't want him to go---so she schemes and plans and tries to figure out a way for him to stay---collectable copy in fantastic condtion. View more info

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Cradle: A Novel (Signed First Print)

By: Clarke, Arthur C.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Warner Books, 1988

Edition: First


First Printing 1988. A very good signed first print copy in a very good unclipped and mylar protected dustjacket--lightly rubbed from shelfwear on front and back D/J, lightly wrinkled but not torn on back--slightly faded front and rear flaps--but overall very good--no tearing. Signed by the author on the title page. From the master science fiction writer and author of "2001". Co-Author Gentry Lee colaborated with Carl Sagan also. A wonderful thriller involving space and ... View more info

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Design and Destiny: The Making of the Tucker Automobile (First Print Revised)

By: Egan, Philip S.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Orange, California, On The Mark Publications, 2003

Edition: First


First Printing 2003 (1-10) Copyright 1989. The story of the legenday Tucker automobile and the "Tucker 48" from start to finish. Complete with rare B&W photographs of all the design plans and clay models. These are brand new copies--still in the plastic packaging. Red cloth over boards with a beautiful gilt stamped outline of the "Tucker 48" on the front boards and gilt lettering to the spine. A very rare look at the man and the machine that changed car making design. View more info

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Design and Destiny: The Making of The Tucker Automobile (Signed Limited Edition)

By: Egan, Philip S.

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Orange, California, On The Mark, 2003

Edition: First Limited


First Edition/First Printing 2003. A handsome "as new" copy in a fine and unclipped dustjacket. This copy is signed by the Publisher, Lisa Cowan, of On The Mark Publishing, on the title page. This is a very scarce title due to the low run of the original limited publication. The author, Philip Egan, a designer of the Tucker automobile, recently passed away in December of 2008. An insiders look at the making of the famous Tucker Automobile, with many black and white ph... View more info

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English Passengers (First Print)

By: Kneale, Matthew

Price: $28.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday, 2000

Edition: First


First Printing (1-10) A very nice copy in an unclipped and mylar protected very good dustjacket with only minor rubbing from shelfwear--otherwise would also be fine. Author's first novel with an interesting flaw from the first printing in that the ISBN numbers on the back of the dustjacket and on the copyright page do not match--off by one digit. A highly acclaimed first book. There is one slight indentation about two inches long along front of dustjacket. View more info

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Ever (Signed First Print)

By: Levine, Gail Carson

Price: $103.00

Publisher: New York, New York, HarperCollins Childrens, 2008

Edition: First


First Printing (1-10 numberline on copyright page). A stunning first print copy signed on the copyright page--in very fine condition-in an unclipped and mylar protected very fine dustjacket--new and unopened. From the Newbery award winning author of "Ella Enchanted". This is the follow up to "Fairest". A rare signature and very collectable book. The story of love and immortality, unbreakable vows and ancient omens--and fear. View more info