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The Archivist (Includes Signed Advance Reading Copy)

By: Cooley, Martha

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown & Company: 1998

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 21349


Signed by Cooley on the title page. A first novel about loss, crises of faith and resolution amidst the quest for a collection of T. S. Eliot letters. A signed Advance Reading Copy in illustrated covers is included.; Signed by Author View more info

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Booked to Die

By: Dunning, John

Price: $659.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1992

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 21747


Signed by Dunning to a Denver bookseller, "To Ginny---who keeps the faith at the good old TC. Best, John Dunning. 1-19-92." A bump to the bottom corner. The first mystery to feature Cliff Janeway, former Denver detective turned bookseller. ; Signed by Author View more info

Lost in a Good Book

By: Fforde, Jasper

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Viking: 2003

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 19911


An Uncorrected Proof in illustrated wrappers with publisher's letter laid in. Thursday Next, who literally jumps into books to do her detective work, must locate a surprise enemy in Poe's "The Raven" to save her beloved. View more info

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Overbooked in Arizona

By: Gottlieb, Samuel H.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Scottsdale, Arizona, Camelback Gallery: 1994

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author & Illustrator

Seller ID: 5053


Copy number 202 of 501 copies numbered and signed by Gottleib, and by the illustrator Joe Servello. Fine in dust jacket and issued in a slipcase. Originally published as a trade paperback. The slipcase is lightly rubbed. Signed by Author & Illustrator View more info

The Secret of Lost Things

By: Hay, Sheridan

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Fourth Estate: 2007

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 13468


Signed and dated by Hay on the front free endpaper. Foxing to the page edges. A coming-of-age story set in a New York City bookshop that bears more than a passing resemblance to the Strand (where native Australian Hay was once employed). A first novel.; Signed by Author View more info

Nero's Vice

By: Kisner, James

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Beaufort Books: 1981

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 20663


A bump to the bottom corner, and rubbing to the dust jacket. Publisher's price of $9.95 on the front flap. A bibliomystery and the author's first novel. View more info

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The Angle Quickest for Flight

By: Kotler, Steven

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Four Walls Eight Windows: 1999

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 18663


Signed and dated by Kotler on the title page. A first novel about an intercontinetal quest for a priceless manuscript (the Sefer ha-Zaviot, possessed by the Vatican). ; Signed by Author View more info

Hound

By: McCaffrey, Vincent

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Easthampton, MA, Small Beer Press: 2009

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 13109


Signed by McCaffrey. Boston bibliophile Henry Sullivan, who leads a lonely life in pursuit of rare books, attracts police attention after the strangulation murder of Morgan Johnson, the widow of a renowned literary agent and Sullivan's former lover. McCaffrey is the owner of Boston's legendary Avenue Victor Hugo Bookshop.; Signed by Author View more info

Publish and Perish

By: Nevins, Francis M

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1975

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7511


Inscribed on the dedication page to noted Sherlockiana collector Marv Epstein, "For Marv Epstein who twisted my arm. Mike Nevins." Top corner lightly bumped. Two closed tears to the front panel, and light creasing to the flaps. Law professor/detective Loren Mensing becomes involved when a well-known writer, for whom he had drawn a will, dies mysteriously. The first book in the series from this Edgar Award-winning author. ; Red Mask Mystery; Signed by Author View more info

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The Godwulf Manuscript

By: Parker, Robert B.

Price: $400.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 1974

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 22423


A spot of rubbing to the bottom page edges. Very little age toning to the dust jacket, and just a touch of darkening to the spine. Topstain solid. Professional tape repair to the reverse of the dust jacket. Publisher's price of $5.95 on the front flap. A presentable copy of the first Spenser novel, where he tries to recover a stolen manuscript on behalf of a Boston university. ; 186 pages View more info

I'd Rather Be In Philadelphia

By: Roberts, Gillian

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Ballantine: 1992

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 568


Signed by Roberts. Resourceful prep-school English teacher Amanda Pepper follows up on the disturbing scrawlings in a book she has recently purchased and stumbles upon a mystery involving the physical and emotional abuse of a woman who lives in Society Hill. ; Signed by Author View more info