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Skeleton Key.

By: Offord, Lenore Glen (1905-1991).

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York., Books, Inc.: 1944.

Edition: Reprint of 1943 Duell edition.

Seller ID: 18868

Condition: Near fine in good dust jacket. Light bump to foot of spine. Book is square & tight with bright text in solid binding. Jacket edge worn with chips at spine ends and bottom of front & rear panels. Tape repairs to verso.


The first novel in the Todd McKinnon series. Set in San Francisco. An innocent young woman's involvement in murder. View more info

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The Good Brother.

By: Offutt, Chris.

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York., Simon & Schuster.: 1997.

Edition: First Edition.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 18704

Condition: Fine in wraps.


Signed & dated (2/97) by the author on the title page. Advance reading copy. "A powerful first novel of revenge and retribution." View more info

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All Aboard or Life on the Lake.

By: Optic, Oliver.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York., A. L. Burt Co.: n.d.

Seller ID: 15571

Condition: Good with cover illustration pasted on front board & painted illustration on spine. Slight spine lean. Soil to edges & end papers. Text very bright.


A sequel to "The Boat Club." View more info

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Wild Geese.

By: Ostenso, Martha.

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York., Grosset & Dunlap.: c1925.

Seller ID: 8373

Condition: Very good. Gift inscription on front free endpaper. Light rubbing on edges. A very bright copy.


Frontispiece black & white photoplay still of Belle Bennett. Other black & white still in text. View more info

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Yesterday's Harvest.

By: Pedler, Margaret.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York., Grosset & Dunlap.: (1926).

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 13660

Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket. Book is tight and clean with former owner's blind stamp on title page. Slight spine lean & light dust soil to top edge. Jacket edge worn. Cover illustration very bright.


Period romance. "Violet Granton hadn't really meant to steal the pearls, of course...Then came the alarm, the search, and the young artist who goes to jail to save her." View more info

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Machine Dreams.

By: Phillips, Jayne Anne.

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York., E. P. Dutton / Seymour Lawrence.: 1984.

Edition: 2nd printing.

Seller ID: 8867

Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.


The author's first novel. View more info

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Great Mischief.

By: Pinckney, Josephine.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York., Viking.: 1948.

Edition: Book club edition. With BOMC review by Dorothy Canfield laid in.

Seller ID: 9490

Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket. Light soiling to top edge. Jacket a bit faded with light edge wear.


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The Grass Dancer.

By: Power, Susan.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York., G. P. Putnam's Sons.: 1994.

Edition: 1994. 6th printing. SIGNED by the author on the title page.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 7024

Condition: Fine in fine jacket.


Sioux author's first book. View more info

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The Thousand Fires.

By: Powers, Anne.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Indianapolis., Bobbs-Merrill.: 1957.

Seller ID: 12877

Condition: Book is tight with no interior markings. Jacket lightly rubbed with edge wear. Damp stain on rear fore edge and last few pages (no effect to text)


Historical romance set in the Napoleonic era. View more info

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Little Known Tales in California History.

By: Pryor, Alton.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Roseville, California., Stagecoach Publishing.: 1998.

Edition: 2nd printing.

Seller ID: 12214

Condition: Near fine in printed wrappers. Small sticker shadow on front cover.


Forty one tales of early California. View more info

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The Mind of Robert Louis Stevenson: Selected Essays, Letters, and Prayers.

By: Ricklefs, Roger (ed.).

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York & London., Thomas Yoseloff.: c1963.

Edition: Reprint of A. S. Barnes edition.

Seller ID: 10318

Condition: Very good in good price clipped dust jacket. Very slight spine slant with light soiling to top edge. Jacket edge worn in mylar with closed tear at bottom of rear panel. Signs of light damp on edges of rear jacket panel with no evidence of damp to boards.


This book was published to benefit the school building fund of the Robert Louis Stevenson School, Pebble Beach, CA. View more info

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Mass Culture: The Popular Arts in America.

By: Rosenberg, Bernard & David Manning White (Editors).

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Glencoe, IL., The Free Press & The Falcon's Wing Press.: 1958.

Edition: 3rd printing.

Seller ID: 9217

Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket. Light soiling at bottom corner edge. Jacket is price clipped, lightly rubbed, and with light wear on top edge. Inked signature of Yvonne Seidel of Basic Books dated 10-21-60 on front free endpaper.


Contributions from Dwight MacDonald, Gilbert Seldes, Edmund Wilson, Hortense Powdermaker, Frederick Elkin, S. I. Hayakawa, Marshall McLuhan, Irving Howe, Leslie A. Fiedler, et. al. Topics include Mass Culture, Mass Literature, Motion Pictures, Television and Radio, Divertissement, and Advertising. View more info

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My Name Is Aram.

By: Saroyan, William. Illustrated by Don Freeman.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York., Harcourt, Brace & Co.: 1940.

Edition: Later printing.

Seller ID: 15975

Condition: Good lacking dust jacket. Boards bright with light fading to spine. Light soil to fore edge & toning to gutters. Text & illustrations bright in solid binding.


Color frontis and black & white chapter heading illustrations by Don Freeman. Collection of short stories featuring a boy of Armenian descent named Aram Garoghlanian. Set in Fresno, California. View more info

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Es lauten die Glocken.

By: Schleich, Carl Ludwig.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Berlin., Deutsche Buch-Gemeinschaft.: c. 1912.

Seller ID: 8007

Condition: Near fine. No dust jacket (as issued?). Former owner's book plate on front free endpaper.


Phantasien uber den sinn des lebens. View more info

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The Harder They Fall.

By: Schulberg, Budd.

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York., Random House.: 1947.

Seller ID: 10493

Condition: Very good in good dust jacket. Book is square and tight. Bookplate and 1947 gift inscription on front endpapers. Light soil on edges. Price clipped jacket heavily edge worn with chips at head & heel of spine and top corners.


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The Harder They Fall.

By: Schulberg, Budd.

Price: $24.00

Publisher: New York., Random House.: 1947.

Seller ID: 12445

Condition: Near fine in near very good dust jacket. Book is square, tight and clean with light wear at spine ends and light dust soil to top edge. Jacket cover is bright with 1/2" x 1/16" tear below the "F" in "Fall." Price intact on front flap. Light edge wear. Outline of shot glass dampstain on lower rear panel.


Schulberg's second novel. Set in the world of professional boxing. Basis for the 1956 film starring Humphrey Bogart (in his last feature), Max Baer, Rod Steiger, and Jan Sterling. View more info

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Cluny Brown.

By: Sharp, Margery.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Philadelphia., Blakiston Co.: 1946.

Edition: Movie edition.

Seller ID: 15503

Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket. Former owner's name, town & date on front pastedown. Text toned as is usual for this publisher. Binding solid. Jacket shelf worn with closed tear at top of front panel & small chips at base of spine. Boyer & Jones are pictured on the front jacket panel.


1946 Ernst Lubitsch film starring Charles Boyer & Jen0nifer Jones with Peter Lawford & the usual Hollywood Brits, Reginald Owen, C. Aubrey Smith, Richard Haydn, & Reginald Gardiner. A very funny & charming story. View more info

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The Tragedy of Tenaya: A Yosemite Indian Story.

By: Shields, Allan. Illustrated by Richard M. Shields.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Mariposa, California., Jerseydale Ranch Press.: 1992.

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 12242

Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.


A novella based on the life of Tenaya, last Chief of the Yosemitees (Ahwaneechees). It centers around the 'displacement of the Yosemite Indians by the early pioneer settles in the middle of the 19th century.' View more info

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The Rainbow and The Rose.

By: Shute, Nevil.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York., Morrow.: 1958.

Edition: 2nd printing,

Seller ID: 15243

Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket. Jacket worn at corners with rubbing to rear panel. Light soil to top edges. Book is square & clean in solid binding.


Aviation novel. A veteran pilot, Johnnie Pascoe, crash-lands in Tasmania. As his friend & former pupil flies to seek help he remembers the career & private life of Pascoe. View more info

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Landfall: A Channel Story.

By: Shute, Nevil.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York., William Morrow & Co.: 1940.

Edition: First U.S. Edition.

Seller ID: 18699

Condition: Good only. No dust jacket. Boards worn at extremities. Spine faded & worn. Former owner's stamp on toned endpapers. Text bright in solid binding. A good reading copy.


First published in England by Heinemann in the same year. Story set in the early months of World War II. A young pilot guarding the south coast spots a submarine and attacks & sinks it. Only to be told that the sub was English. View more info