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Daughters of Memory: A Novel, Arnold, Janis
181 Arnold, Janis Daughters of Memory: A Novel
Chapel Hill, NC Algonquin Books 1991 0945575688 / 9780945575689 Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) Soft Cover Very Good 


Spine slightly slanted, very minor edgewear. A bright, attractive copy. Advance proof.

"The remarkable story of two sisters, each with something to hide in her past, as they engage in an intensifying duel for dominance from childhood to middle age. One seems to be the responsible sister - the one who succeeds in school and attends college. The other appears to be the wild sister - the one who got in trouble with boys and ran away from home. But the truth lies somewhere in between the two narratives, which we read in alternate, interlacing chapters - a dark, disturbing truth rendered with extraordinary psychological perception and a superb gift for storytelling."; 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall
003713 
Price: 28.00 USD

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Baba Yaga & the Little Girl: A Russian Folktale, Arnold, Katya
182 Arnold, Katya Baba Yaga & the Little Girl: A Russian Folktale
New York North South Books 1994 1558582878 / 9781558582873 First Edition Pictorial Cover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Illustrated by Arnold, Katya

Pictorial cover, unpaginated, dramatic color illustrations throughout. Corners bumped, slight edge wear, a couple pages with bottom corner creased, colorful patchwork endpapers. Jacket in new Brodart, a little edge wear, some scratches to leading edge. An attractive copy.

"A cruel stepmother wants to get rid of her stepdaughter forever, so she sends the girl on an errand. And who is she sent to see? Baba Yaga, the one who lives in the hut on chicken legs!
"But the little girl is clever, and knows how to turn Baba Yaga's faithful servants against her. She gives a beautiful kerchief to the maid. She gives ham to the cat and bread to the dogs. Oil on the creky gates and a ribbon on the birch tree complete her escape - back to the home of her father, who learns all about his new wife's treachery."; 9" - 12" Tall
006876 
Price: 12.50 USD

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Exit Actors, Dying (A Penny Spring and Sir Toby Glendower Mystery), Arnold, Margot
183 Arnold, Margot Exit Actors, Dying (A Penny Spring and Sir Toby Glendower Mystery)
Woodstock, Vermont Foul Play Press 1988 0881501158 / 9780881501155 Fifth Printing Mass Market Paperback Near Fine 
Illustrated by Fry, Leslie [cover]

Slight edge wear, binding tight. A bright, attractive copy.

The first Penny Spring and Sir Toby Glendower mystery. "American anthropologist Penelope Spring and British archeologist Tobias Glendower are traveling in the Mediterranean. One day in a Greek amphitheatre, Penny comes upon the corpse of a beautiful young movie actress. And Toby discovers a body there too, that of a black actor decked out as a Roman gladiator. Investigating among the cast and crew filming 'The Travels of Telemachus,' they encounter enough plausible suspects to confound themselves and the Turkish police. At steadily increasing risk to their lives, to be sure."; 6" - 7" Tall
008137 
Price: 4.95 USD

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Stella's Bull, Arrington, Frances
184 Arrington, Frances Stella's Bull
Boston Houghton Mifflin Company 1994 0395673453 / 9780395673454 Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
Illustrated by Arrington, Aileen

Ex-library with usual markings. Corners slightly bumped. Jacket is protected by a plastic wrapper.

"Mary Wilson has never seen Stella's bull -- no one actually has -- but she knows the bull is out there, on dark rainy nights, running loose and kicking anything in sight. Mary Wilson stays away from the bull's pasture until one day when her schoolbook ends up behind the fence on Stella's land, and Mary Wilson has to decide to face the bull -- and her fears." Est Level: 2nd - 4th grades.; Ex-Library; 4to - over 9" - 12" tall
000726 
Price: 6.00 USD

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Columbus Vignettes, Arter, Bill
185 Arter, Bill Columbus Vignettes
Columbus, Ohio Nida-Eckstein Printing 1966 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
Illustrated by Arter, Bill
Signed by Author
Gray cloth with black lettering, 96 pp., index. Spine a bit cocked, corners bumped, slight edge wear. Jacket in new Brodart, spine a bit sunned, some edge wear and chippnig, darkening. Signed by author on title page. A nice copy.

"Being a collection of pieces and pictures, all about Columbus places and people, past and present. "
Originally published as a weekly feature in the Columbus Dispatch between 1964 and 1966, each of the 80+ vignettes includes a drawing by the author.; 9" - 12" Tall; Signed by Author
008034 
Price: 15.00 USD

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Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators in the Mystery of the Stuttering Parrot (Three Investigators #2), Arthur, Robert
186 Arthur, Robert Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators in the Mystery of the Stuttering Parrot (Three Investigators #2)
New York Random House 1965 Reprint Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Illustrated by Vebell, Ed [cover]; Kane, Harry [internal]

179 pp. Hardback with pictorial cover and no jacket, as issued. Yellow spine. Frontispiece and 7 illustration on plain paper stock. Spine a bit slanted, corners somewhat chipped, some edge wear and soiling including a couple gray stains (paint?) on boards. Back board is separated and pulling away from text block, still attached with webbing. "H" with a circle around it stamped on front end paper, a few pages with a flat crease down the right margin. Primarily a reading copy although the board is probably repairable. This is an early reprint with relevant points including: Back cover lists to "Green Ghost" (probably indicating 1965 publication date); blue graveyard endpapers; Robert Arthur listed as author and Harry Kane as illustrator; matte cover finish.

Stuttering Parrot is #2 in the Three Investigators series
"Seven talking parrots have vanished into thin air, with the Three Investigators in hot pursuit. Together, the birds can repeat a mysterious coded message from beyond the grave. But the boys aren't the only ones who want to hear the dead man's secret . . . "
"Searching for a lost parrot who recites Shakespeare with a stutter, Jupiter Jones' firm of young detectives becomes involved with a missing masterpiece."
Age Level: Grades 3-8; 7" - 9" Tall
006847 
Price: 50.00 USD

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Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators in the Mystery of the Stuttering Parrot (Three Investigators #2), Arthur, Robert
187 Arthur, Robert Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators in the Mystery of the Stuttering Parrot (Three Investigators #2)
New York Random House 1970 Reprint Edition Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
Illustrated by Vebell, Ed [cover]; Kane, Harry [internal]

Reading copy. 182 pp. Hardback with pictorial cover and no jacket, as issued. Yellow spine. Frontispiece and 7 illustration on plain paper stock. Back board and spine detached from text block, Front board has been taped to front end paper, This is a common problem with the Three Investigators hardbacks, but the spine can be reglued. Otherwise spine is sunned and has an "A" in black marker at the top. A fair amount of edge wear, along with scuffing and scratches to boards, gift inscrip across from half title. Text block is bright and clean.
This ireprint was published about 1970 or 1971. Back cover lists to "Coughing Dragon" (1970); blue graveyard endpapers; Robert Arthur listed as author and Harry Kane as illustrator; matte cover finish with yellow spine, gift inscrip. Christmas 1971.

Stuttering Parrot is #2 in the Three Investigators series
"Seven talking parrots have vanished into thin air, with the Three Investigators in hot pursuit. Together, the birds can repeat a mysterious coded message from beyond the grave. But the boys aren't the only ones who want to hear the dead man's secret . . . "
"Searching for a lost parrot who recites Shakespeare with a stutter, Jupiter Jones' firm of young detectives becomes involved with a missing masterpiece."
Age Level: Grades 3-8; 7" - 9" Tall
007425 
Price: 25.00 USD

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Illustrated History of the World:  An Encyclopaedia of Events from Pre-Historic Times Up to the Present Day, Arundale, Rosemary and Mertz, Tony (translators)
188 Arundale, Rosemary and Mertz, Tony (translators) Illustrated History of the World: An Encyclopaedia of Events from Pre-Historic Times Up to the Present Day
Manchester, Great Britain Cliveden Press 1969 Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 


219 pp. A history of the world extensively illustrated with color and black and white drawings, photographs, and reproductions. Pictorial cover with no jacket, apparently as issued. Some staining on top edge which has lightly affected a few pages. Text is just starting to darken but in very good shape.

Contents: Prehistory; First Great Civilisations; Mediterranean World; Far East; Wars of the Antiquity; Roman Imperialism; Barbarous Invasions; New Empires; Awakening of Europe; The Renaissance; The World and Europe 1559-1600; The Great Century; The Years of Enlightenment; The End of the Ancient Regime; 19th Century: Restorations and Revolutions; Prior to World War; World War I; Failure of the Peace; World War II and the New Order.; 4to - over 9" - 12" tall
004841 
Price: 13.75 USD

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Schism (Skolian Empire series) [signed], Asaro, Catherine
189 Asaro, Catherine Schism (Skolian Empire series) [signed]
New York Tor 2004 0765309513 / 9780765309518 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Illustrated by Royo (cover)
Signed by Author
Blue boards with pink lettering, 398 pp. Includes family tree, timeline, and thumbnails of major characters. Spine slightly cocked, corners bumped, slight edge wear. Jacket in new Brodart, a little edge wear and rubbing. Signed by author on title page. An attractive copy.

Tenth novel in the Skolian Empire series.
"Schism harkens back to the early years of the Skolian Empire, back to the beginning of the war between Skolia and the Euban Traders. Twenty-three years have passed since the fateful vote in the Skolian Assembly that Roca missed in 'Skyfall.' It created the first open hostility between Eube and Skolia, which has only deepened in the ensuing years.
"Now Eube senses an opportunity, for strife has riven the first family of the Skolian Empire. Sauscony, the daughter of Roca and Eldrinson, is ready to seek her fortune as an officer-in-training in the Skolian military. When her father forbids her to undertake such a dangerous path, a rupture develops as Soz chooses duty over family. Eube hopes to make this divide permanent, leaving the Skolian Empire ripe for conquest. And they're willing to kill anyone to make it happen. "; 7" - 9" Tall; Signed by Author
007970 
Price: 35.00 USD

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Spherical Harmonic, Asaro, Catherine
190 Asaro, Catherine Spherical Harmonic
New York Tor 2001 031289063X / 9780312890636 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Illustrated by Harris, John [cover]
Signed by Author
Blue cloth with red lettering, 428 pp. Includes author's note: "Science in Science Fiction", family tree, timeline, and thumbnails of major characters. Corners bumped, slight edge wear. Jacket in new Brodart, slight edge wear. Signed by author on title page. A bright, attractive copy.

"Separated for decades by circumstance and political machinations, the Ruby Dynasty, hereditary rulers of the Skolian Empire, struggle to bring together the tattered remnants of their family in the shadow of a disastrous interstellar war. Too many have died, others are presumed lost, yet they must move quickly if they are to reassume their rightful place as rulers of Skolia. "; 7" - 9" Tall; Signed by Author
007974 
Price: 50.00 USD

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The Final Key (Skolian Empire series) [signed], Asaro, Catherine
191 Asaro, Catherine The Final Key (Skolian Empire series) [signed]
New York Tor 2005 0765313537 / 9780765313539 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket 
Illustrated by Royo (cover)
Signed by Author
Blue cloth with copper lettering, 348 pp. Includes family tree, timeline, and thumbnails of major characters. Spine slightly cocked, corners bumped, slight edge wear. Jacket in new Brodart, slight edge wear and rubbing. Signed by author on title page. An attractive copy.

Eleventh in the Skolian Empire series.
"'The Final Key' is the second and concluding part of the story arc known as Triad, which began with 'Schism'. 'Schism' ended with the Skolian Empire torn asunder by personal conflict within the royal family, as Sauscony defied her father and joined the Skolian military. With 'The Final Key,' the Skolian Empire comes under all-out assault from its nemesis, the Euban Concord, who have undermined the Skolians via subterfuge and assassination, leaving them ripe for conquest. The Skolian Empire's only hope? Sauscony, a young woman barely out of her teens who hasn't even completed her training as a cadet. The fate of a vast interstellar empire rests in her untested hands . . . "; 7" - 9" Tall; Signed by Author
007971 
Price: 38.00 USD

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The Night Bird (Lost Continent Series) [signed], Asaro, Catherine
192 Asaro, Catherine The Night Bird (Lost Continent Series) [signed]
New York Luna 2008 0373802684 / 9780373802685 First Edition Trade Paperback Near Fine 

Signed by Author
Trade paperback original, first edition. Corners bumped, slight edge wear. An attractive copy. Signed by author on title page at Trinoc*Con '08, and includes a matching 'Night Bird' bookmark laid in.

"For centuries the women of Aronsdale have lived freely among the green and misted valleys. Creatures of exotic beauty and sensuality, they possess powerful skills of enchantment . . . and young Allegro is no different. But her life - and Aronsdale's independence - is threatened when Jazid nomads invade, carrying Allegro into the desert as a prized trophy ... or worse.
"Until an unexpected ally falls under her spell. From the moment feared Jazid warrior Markus Onyx sees the alluring beauty, he knows he has found his queen. But even the promise of love cannot quell Allegro's determination to save her homeland. Summoning her powers, she casts herself north - out of passion's grip - and into the dark heart of conflict . . . "; 7" - 9" Tall; 571 pages; Signed by Author
007694 
Price: 25.00 USD

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The Ruby Dice (Skolian Empire Series), Asaro, Catherine
193 Asaro, Catherine The Ruby Dice (Skolian Empire Series)
New York Baen Books 2008 1416555145 / 9781416555148 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Illustrated by Miller, Kurt (cover)
Signed by Author
New copy, never read, jacket in new Brodart. Signed by author on half title page at Trinoc*Con 2008. Promotional bookmark laid in. An attractive copy.

"Jaibriol ruled the Eubian Concord: over two trillion people across more than a thousand worlds and habitats. Kelric ruled the Skolian Imperialate. War had come before - ten years ago, Jaibriol had lost his parents in the final battle of the Radiance War between the Concord and the Imperialate - and it might come again, devastating vast swathes of the galaxy.
"Neither Jaibriol nor Kelric wanted war, but neither was complete master of his realm. And each hid a secret that, if revealed, might be his downfall.
Jaibriol was a secret psion, with telepathic abilities, and to be a psion in the Eubian Concord was to be a contemptible slave . . . Kelric, years ago, had disappeared for nearly two decades. He had been a prisoner and slave on the planet Coban -- if the Skolian Imperialate knew of his captivity, there would be demands for vengeance . . .
"Neither man knew how much longer he could keep his secret - nor how much longer they could hold back the threat of a war that could incinerate hundreds of inhabited worlds. "; 7" - 9" Tall; Signed by Author
007705 
Price: 37.00 USD

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The Ruby Dice (Skolian Empire Series), Asaro, Catherine
194 Asaro, Catherine The Ruby Dice (Skolian Empire Series)
New York Baen Books 2008 1416555145 / 9781416555148 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Illustrated by Miller, Kurt (cover)
Signed by Author
New copy, never read, jacket in new Brodart. Signed by author on half title page at Trinoc*Con 2008. Promotional bookmark laid in. An attractive copy.

"Jaibriol ruled the Eubian Concord: over two trillion people across more than a thousand worlds and habitats. Kelric ruled the Skolian Imperialate. War had come before - ten years ago, Jaibriol had lost his parents in the final battle of the Radiance War between the Concord and the Imperialate - and it might come again, devastating vast swathes of the galaxy.
"Neither Jaibriol nor Kelric wanted war, but neither was complete master of his realm. And each hid a secret that, if revealed, might be his downfall.
Jaibriol was a secret psion, with telepathic abilities, and to be a psion in the Eubian Concord was to be a contemptible slave . . . Kelric, years ago, had disappeared for nearly two decades. He had been a prisoner and slave on the planet Coban -- if the Skolian Imperialate knew of his captivity, there would be demands for vengeance . . .
"Neither man knew how much longer he could keep his secret - nor how much longer they could hold back the threat of a war that could incinerate hundreds of inhabited worlds. "; 7" - 9" Tall; Signed by Author
007704 
Price: 37.00 USD

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The Young Visitors or, Mr. Salteena's Plan, Ashford, Daisy
195 Ashford, Daisy The Young Visitors or, Mr. Salteena's Plan
New York George H. Doran Company 1919 First American Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 


105 pp. Beige boards depicting gray marionettes in silhouette on both front, back and spine. Boards are somewhat sunned, with spine paper splitting in front and pulling away from the webbing. Some foxing. Frontispiece is a portrait of the young author.

E.M. Barrie introduces this charming portrait of the Victorian "High Life" by a remarkable nine-year-old girl: "Except for the smirk on her face, all I can learn of her now is that she was one of a small family who lived in the country, invented their own games, dodged the governess and let the rest of the world go hang. She read everything that came her way, including, as the context amply proves, the grown-up novels of the period. 'I adored writing and used to pray for bad weather, so that I need not go out but could stay in and write.'" The manuscript is presented as it was found, with the author's charmingly idiosyncratic spelling kept intact.; 6" - 7" Tall
005610 
Price: 12.95 USD

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The Economic Organisation of England-An Outline History, Ashley, Sir William
196 Ashley, Sir William The Economic Organisation of England-An Outline History
London Longmans, Green and Co. 1957 Third Edition Cloth Very Good- in Good dust jacket 


271 pp., appendix, index, with 3 New Chapters on period between 1914 and the present day (1948) by Professor G.C. Allen. Corners bumped, sun line along bottom edge, free endpaper foxed. DJ sunned & foxed, with 1/2" chips at top of spine and flaps. Text is clean and unmarked.

"Sir William Ashley's brief sketch of the whole course of English Economic development was based on lectires which he gave at the Colonial Institute at Hamburg. ....In this new edition Professor G.C. Allen, Professor of Political Economy at University College, London, has added three new chapters on Economic Instability and the Unemployment Problem, State Intervention and the Decline in Competition."; 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall
004720 
Price: 12.50 USD

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Bride on Approval (Harlequin Romance #2863 10/87), Ashton, Elizabeth
197 Ashton, Elizabeth Bride on Approval (Harlequin Romance #2863 10/87)
New York Harlequin Books 1987 0373028636 / 9780373028634 Mass Market Paperback Very Good 


Spine shows slight creasing. Slight shelf wear.

"Sancia longed to be free from the restrictive atmosphere of her father's house -- but her loveless upbringing had convinced her that she'd never be able to respond to a man's lovemaking.
So, when escape was offered in the form of an arranged marriage -- along with a lovely Venetian palazzo home -- she feared she would still be unhappy.
Giovanni . . . embodied all the sophistication and excitement any woman could desire. But could Sancia be like other women, especially when it was her heart, not just her body, that needed fulfillment?"; 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall
000336 
Price: 2.35 USD

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100 Great Science Fiction Short Short Stories, Asimov, Greenburg, & Olander, Ed.
198 Asimov, Greenburg, & Olander, Ed. 100 Great Science Fiction Short Short Stories
New York Avon Books 1980 0380507730 / 9780380507733 27th Edition; 1st Paperback printing Mass Market paperback Good+ 



Spine creased, corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing, light reading crease. A little tanning but text is clean and unmarked. ;
Introduction by the Good Doctor. ; 6" - 7" Tall; 296 pages;

" Isaac Asimov's new anthology proves that the possibilities of even so limited a form as the short short story are unlimited when coupled with the thematic rocket fuel of fantasy and science fiction. The energies of the genre have here come to the rescue of a form of storytellng which isn't seen much these days . . . Here, then, are 100 examples of the miniaturist's art, a century batch of ticklers, teasers, and 'stingers' from accomplished masters of a laconic form. If the twists and turns and surprises are often more ingenious than gimmicky, it is because O. Henry has been set whirling in a brave new world of space capsules and cosmic dimensions . .. An ideal book. " - Los Angeles Times
8453 
Price: 19.95 USD

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13 Crimes of Science Fiction, Asimov, Greenburg, & Waugh, Ed.
199 Asimov, Greenburg, & Waugh, Ed. 13 Crimes of Science Fiction
Garden City, NY Doubleday & Company 1979 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 


From the jacket: "Isaac Asimov has conspired with collaborators Martin Harry Greenberg and Charles G. Waugh to mastermind this diabolically clever anthology in which each of the classic categories of crime fiction is represented by a science fiction tale." Dust jacket shows normal shelf wear plus a small tear or two at the flaps.; 7" - 9" Tall
000077 
Price: 8.50 USD
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A Whiff of Death (Original title: The Death Dealers), Asimov, Isaac
200 Asimov, Isaac A Whiff of Death (Original title: The Death Dealers)
New York Fawcett Crest 1977 0449214613 / 9780449214619 27th Edition Mass Market Paperback Very Good 



Corners bumped, slight edge wear and rubbing. Some tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A fairly tight, attractive copy. ; 6" - 7" Tall; 222 pages;

Originally published in 1958 as "The Death Dealers", this is another of the Good Doctor's excellent forays into mystery and murder.
"Everyone knew that Ralph Neufeld was a careful young chemist, especially his professor, Lou Brade. That's why Ralph's accidental demise due to a confusion of chemicals struck Brade as highly unlikely. The police agreed.
"Someone on campus had switched bottles on poor Ralph and the result was as deadly as had been planned. The trouble was all the right suspects were in the wrong places when it happened . . . All the wrong suspects had the right motives . . . And the one person most qualified to solve the crime was already being called the killer! "
8457 
Price: 6.95 USD

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