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THE MISSING FINGER, Boissiere, Albert   ;  Mary J. Safford (translator)
1 Boissiere, Albert ; Mary J. Safford (translator) THE MISSING FINGER
New York Dodd, Mead 1911 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 8vo 
Translated by Mary J. Safford. OCLC: 14398474 Decorative light green cloth binding with gilt lettering and image of a four fingered hand in darker green on front cover. Original owner's attractive bookplate on front pastedown. Albert Boissiere (1866- 1939) was a French writer and the author of detective fiction. Published in France under the title of 'Un crime a été commis.'; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
Price: 24.94 USD
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2 Brown, Dan The Da Vinci Code - A Novel [First Edition, First Printing]
New York Doubleday 2003 0385504209 / 9780385504201 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 8vo 
5 p.l. & 454 pages; Publisher's black cloth-backed boards, spine lettered in gilt. Dust jacket with raised letters, and price intact at the center top of the front flap: "U.S. $24.95/Canada $37.95" This is a very nice copy of the first printing of the first edition of one of the runaway best sellers of our time. It has all the points of issue which indicate its status as a first. [9-1/2" tall; complete number-line and statement "First Edition" on the verso of the title page; the two mis-spelled words ("skitoma" on page 243, and "Lyon" on page 152). To be critical, this copy's dust jacket has a 3/4" crease at the top edge of the rear panel -- a minor crease, not a snag or a tear, and two faint creaselettes on the front flap. The corners of the boards are sharp and crisp. In other words, it has been read, but carefully, and is very nearly fine -- certainly fresh, clean and unmarked in any way. 
Price: 34.94 USD
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DEAD CERT [ Autographed First Edition ], Francis, Dick
3 Francis, Dick DEAD CERT [ Autographed First Edition ]
London Michael Joseph 1962 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 8vo Signed by Author
Autograph; AUTOGRAPHED on titlepage "Hi, XXXX, Dick Francis." The true First Edition (published in London) of Dick Francis' first thriller in what became a landmark series of horse racing mysteries. Burgundy cloth binding in pictorial dust wrapper. Binding has a very slightly lean, corners sharp, light offsetting to free endpapers where exposed beyond dustwrapper flaps (as usual), a very few faint spots of foxing to preliminary leaves, (the half title leaf and the last blank leaf and the rear free-endpaper). Dustwrapper design by Trevor Denning; price-clipped, some very modest edgewear with minor loss at spine ends and lower corners, mild toning to white background and some faint superficial staining to rear panel (see images). Entirely without any restoration or sophistication - a satisfying copy of one of the major high spots of twentieth century modern first editions, inscribed and signed at the center of the title page. Quite scarce, especially autographed.; Signed by Author; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
Price: 2499.94 USD
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4 Oppenheim, E. Phillips THE GREAT SECRET with ten full page illustrations
Boston Little, Brown, and Company 1908 Hardcover Very Good+ 8vo 
viii, 293 pages; Clean and tight in original pictorial cloth binding. Former owner's name, otherwise Near Fine. One of Oppenheim's compelling mysteries. OCLC: 5936190; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
Price: 19.94 USD
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SHOOT THE MOON A Novel of Suspense, Page, Jake ; [SIGNED]
5 Page, Jake ; [SIGNED] SHOOT THE MOON A Novel of Suspense
New York Bobbs-Merrill 1979 0672526085 / 9780672526084 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 8vo Signed by Author
Autograph; 218 pages; Inscribed and Signed by the author on ffep with agent's stamp, otherwise clean and tight in original boards in edgeworn dustjacket, rubbed at folds. The first (of four) Robin Dana mysteries from this well-known writer, naturalist and director of Smithsonian Exposition Books. A mining company is maneuvering to get access to certain Indian Lands in Arizona which is causing trouble between rival tribal factions. When a New York Times reporter is found murdered in the desert area in question, photographer Robin Dana is drawn into the mystery. ; Signed by Author; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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The Puppet, Ross, Clinton
6 Ross, Clinton The Puppet
New York Stone & Kimball 1896 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 12mo 
183 pages; 1896 Stone and Kimball edition. Publisher's red cloth, lettering in gilt on spine and front cover - where the text in separated by rules and enclosed in a decorative double gilt-ruled frame. Top edges gilt, others untrimmed. A sound copy, with unfaded spine, but the covers are not quite fresh, with a small area of bubbling to the cloth and a brief portion of the front giltwork marked. A few tiny spots and very light fingermarking to the endpapers. First edition. The binding has the subtitle: "A Tale of Adventure." Arguably, a mystery. Certainly an attractive nineties book from Stone & Kimball -- see Kramer 99; Wright III 4690. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
Price: 9.94 USD
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