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1301 Johns, Captain W.E. King of the Commandos
Toronto Musson Book Company 1944 1st Canadian edition Hard Cover Good to Very Good Fair Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Originally published a year earlier by University of London Press. The author of the Biggles stories here introduces Captain Lorrington King (a.k.a. Gimlet, a.k.a. Skipper) of Combined Operations in the first of a series of adventures against the Nazis. A title from the publisher's Venture Books for Boys series. Tan cloth, 254 pages + 2 pages of advertisements for other of the publisher's titles, illustrated in b&w w/colour frontispiece. A bit of slant, moderate cover soil, dusty/tanned edges, previous owner's name/address on front free end paper, moderate general wear. Dust jacket w/edgewear/chipping, edge tears, long tears to folds, previous owner's tape repairs to reverse, crinkling/creasing. Uncommon in a dust jacket. Jacket now in protective mylar sleeve. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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1302 Johns, Captain W.E. Biggles in the Orient
Toronto Musson Book Company 1946 1st Canadian edition Hard Cover Good Fair Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Leslie Stead 
a title from the publisher's Venture Books For Boys series, this one finding Biggles leading our heroes of Number 666 (Fighter) Squadron, R.A.F. up against a mysterious and lethal Japanese weapon which causes planes to stall in mid-air and then crash, killing the unlucky pilots; tan cloth, 250 pgs. + 4 pgs. of ads for other Musson titles, b&w illustrations by Leslie Stead, colour frontispiece; a bit of slant, slight warp to boards, moderately smudged edges, pencil price impressions to top right corner of front free end paper, moderate general wear; edgeworn dj w/chipping/tears to corners/bottom spine, top 2" torn from spine, scratches, creasing, previous owner's tape repair to reverse of front panel, general wear; uncommon in dj; 
Price: 75.00 USD
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1303 Johns, Stella Time For Dreaming
London Herbert Jenkins 1964 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good About Very Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
A very scarce title. An eighteen-year-old girl facing a fairy-tale future, and whose mother made something of a mess of her own life, decides that she wants "time for dreaming--a chance to explore the byways before the golden gates of happy-ever-after-land" close behind her (which means that she ends up in a castle, is attracted to a man she should steer clear of, deals with a few unusual children, and is possessed of a secret she can't tell anyone). Red cloth w/white spine lettering/design, Jenkins device blind-stamped to back cover, 172 pages + 3 pages of ads for other Jenkins titles. A scarce title in hardcover first edition and boasting a dust jacket. Bump to bottom spine end, mild slant, 1/4" tear to fore-edge of page 111/112, light toning, in price-clipped dust jacket w/sticker remains/pull to top right portion of front cover, 1/8" tear to top edge of front panel, light chipping to corners/spine ends, impressions. Dust jacket now in protective mylar sleeve. A presentable copy of a collectible title. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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1304 Johnson, B.S. Christie Malry's Own Double-Entry
Quartet 31182 1974 0 704 31182 8 1st Quartet edition Paperback Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
A critically acclaimed novel from a guy surprisingly not much known in the wider world. 119 pages. Some edgewear, impressions, a bit of tanning, moderate general wear. Internally tight. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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1305 Johnson, George RICHARD NIXON, An Intimate And Revealing Portrait Of One Of America's Key Political Figures
Monarch K57 
paperback original; very shortly after the man who would come to be known as "Tricky Dick," -- and who would one day be disgraced out of office as a result of the Watergate scandal -- lost the U.S. presidency to John F. Kennedy, the author took a partisan look as the life and times of Richard Milhaus Nixon; minor spine roll, mild wear to corners/spine ends, light tanning; a nice bright copy, internally tight and clean; 
Price: 5.00 USD
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1306 Johnson, George Clayton, and Jack Golden Russell Ocean's 11
Cardinal C-412 
Cdn.; a hot-shot thief and eleven of his pals plan to knock over five Las Vegas casinos; novelization of the Lewis Milestone-directed movie of the same name, which featured a screenplay by Harry Brown, and performances by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Peter Lawford, Angie Dickinson, Richard Conte, Red Skelton, Cesar Romero, Joey Bishop, Akim Tamiroff, Henry Silva, and George Raft; this edition features a movie scene on the front cover, and head shots of five of the stars on back; crosscrack, crease to bottom right corner of front cover, a bit of spine roll, moderate general wear; internally tight and clean; 
Price: 10.00 USD
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1307 Johnston, Brian It's A Funny Game
London Crescent 1986 1-85188-050-X 1st Crescent large print edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Originally published in 1978 by W.H. Allen. A British cricket broadcaster offers his second volume of reminiscences, giving us "a behind-the scenes look at the radio commentator's lot, from the Queen's Jubilee walkabout to cramped and chaotic activity in the box at English Test grounds, together with a host of tall stories and hilarious gags, some of them true." Large print edition. Pictorial laminated cloth, 327 pages. Small four-digit number code to bottom edge, small ink mark to bottom right corner of front free end paper, light tanning, light general wear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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1308 Johnston, Jean WILDERNESS WOMEN, Canada's forgotten history (signed)
Toronto Peter Martin Associated Limited 1973 0-88778-084-9 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Patricia Wilson Johnston Inscribed & Signed by Author
The stories of eight women "who played indispensible roles in the exploration of North America and the development of Canada. The women include Gudrid the Viking, Marguerite de Roberval, Jeanne Mance, Molly Brant, Marie-Anne Lagimodiere, Amelia Douglas, Charlotte Selina Bompas, and Martha Black. This copy inscribed and signed by Johnston, thusly: "Sylvia Keresztes/Jan 24, 1974/Your friend/Jean Johnston". Uncommon signed. Pale green cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 242 pages (including acknowledgements, general bibliography, general references), illustrated by Patricia Wilson Johnston. Mild wear to corners/spine ends, some foxing to top and bottom edges, in rubbed dust jacket w/light edgewear, mild wear to corners/spine ends, impressions. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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1309 Johnston, Ronald Red Sky in the Morning
Fontana 1432 1967 1st Fontana edition Paperback Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
An uncommon edition of a title telling the story of guns and menace which turn up in the aftermath of a devasting hurricane. 159 pages. Some spine slant/roll, two grey remainder lines across top edge. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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1310 Johnston, Wayne The Divine Ryans (variant printing)
Toronto McClelland & Stewart / M&S 1990 0-7710-4447-X First Edition Hard Cover Good to Very Good Good to Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Set in St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1967, this is the story of a nine-year-old boy "with a myth-making imagination," and his eccentric family. There seem to be three versions of this title: one with the major typographical error, one correcting that error (which was caught early in the game, making the corrected version by far the most common), and one missing an entire leaf. This is the first of those, containing the major error that was subsequently corrected.. Pink cloth w/yellow spine lettering, 233 pages, dust jacket illustration by Marion Stuck. Spotting to covers, light wear to corners/spine ends, thin wrinkle across top spine, dust/lightly soiled edges, small soil mark to right edge of front end paper, in dust jacket w/light wear to corners/spine ends, moderately sunned spine (common to this title), a little rubbing, a few impressions/thin scratches. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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1311 Johnston, Wayne The Navigator of New York
Toronto Alfred A. Knopf Canada 2002 0-676-97532-1 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
1st printing w/complete number sequence. Newfoundland-born writer's story of "one man's quest for the secret of his origins that ranges from nineteenth-century St. John's to the bustling streets of New York to the remotest regions of the Arctic." This copy signed by Johnston, on title page. Blue boards w/gilt spine lettering, 483 pages. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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1312 Johnston, Wayne The Divine Ryans (variant printing)
Toronto McClelland & Stewart / M&S 1990 0-7710-4447-X First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good to Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Set in St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1967, this is the story of a nine-year-old boy "with a myth-making imagination," and his eccentric family. There seem to be three versions of this title: the one with the major typographical error, the one correcting that error (which was caught early in the game, making the corrected version by far the most common), and the one missing an entire leaf. This is the latter, missing pages 213/4, and seems even scarcer than the variant with the error. Pink cloth w/yellow spine lettering, 233 pages, dust jacket illustration by Marion Stuck. Moderate wear to corners/spine ends, a couple of impressions to front cover, light foxing to top edge, in moderately edgeworn dust jacket w/short edge tears to spine ends, 1" tear to top edge of front panel, moderately sunned spine (a common flaw with this title), sunning to rear panel, some rubbing, thin scratches. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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1313 Johnston, Wayne The Divine Ryans (variant printing)
Toronto McClelland & Stewart / M&S 1990 0-7710-4447-X First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good to Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Set in St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1967, this is the story of a nine-year-old boy "with a myth-making imagination," and his eccentric family. There seem to be three versions of this title: one with the major typographical error, one correcting that error (which was caught early in the game, making the corrected version by far the most common), and one missing an entire leaf. This is the first of those, containing the major error that was subsequently corrected.. Pink cloth w/yellow spine lettering, 233 pages, dust jacket illustration by Marion Stuck. Tanned edges w/a small soil spot to bottom edge, faint soil mark to bottom edge of back cover, price impressions/smudging to top right corner of front end paper, light wear to corners/spine ends, in rubbed dust jacket w/impressions/scratches, faint sunning to spine (common with this title), small nick to top of front fold, light general wear. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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1314 Johnston, Wayne The Divine Ryans (variant printing)
Toronto McClelland & Stewart / M&S 1990 0-7710-4447-X First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Set in St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1967, this is the story of a nine-year-old boy "with a myth-making imagination," and his eccentric family. There seem to be three versions of this title: one with the major typographical error, one correcting that error (which was caught early in the game, making the corrected version by far the most common), and one missing an entire leaf. This is the first of those, containing the major error that was subsequently corrected.. Pink cloth w/yellow spine lettering, 233 pages, dust jacket illustration by Marion Stuck. A hint of wear to corners/spine ends, previous owner's stamp to top right corner of front end paper, in dust jacket w/light edgewear, a hint of sunning to spine, mild rubbing/thin impressions, price neatly cut from front flap. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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1315 Jones, Cliff ECHOES, The Stories Behind Every Pink Floyd Song
Carlton Books 1996 1-85868-218-5 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Quarto -- from 9.75" to 12" tall 
This one "looks at the entire output of Pink Floyd track by track in chronological order, exploring the creative context behind the music, the albums and the concepts." Pictorial boards, 176 pages (including chronology, list of discs/videos/books, author's acknowledgments, index), copiously illustrated. Moderate general wear, in rubbed dust jacket w/thin scratches, small area where glossy finished has lifted. All in all, though, a nice copy. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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1316 Jones, D.G. BUTTERFLY ON ROCK, A Study of Themes and Images in Canadian Literature
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1971 0-8020-5230-4 Hard Cover Good Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Originally published in 1970. Brown cloth w/black cloth spine w/gilt lettering, 197 pages (including Notes, Index). Mild wear to corners/spine ends, previous owner's name to verso of half-title, previous owner's marginalia (vertical lines here and there throughout), in moderately edgeworn dust jacket w/a bit of chipping/short tears to corners/spine ends, general wear. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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1317 Jones, Susanna The Earthquake Bird
London Picador 2001 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
1st printing w/complete number sequence. Author's first novel. A young English woman working as a translator in Tokyo is the chief suspect under suspicion of murder. Navy cloth w/silver spine lettering, 212 pages. This copy signed by Jones, on title page. An unread copy. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1318 Jordan, Ruth Nocturne: A Life of Chopin
New York Taplinger Publishing Company 1978 0-8008-5593-0 1st US edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Jordan "brings a warm, human understanding to a complex character," showing that despite the tremendous amount written about him, "his life still has some surprises to offer." Tan cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 286 pages (including Epilogue, References, Bibliography, Index), illustrated. Lightly edgeworn dust jacket w/strongly sunned spine. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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1319 Jordan, Sherryl A Time of Darkness
New York Scholastic, Inc. 1990 0 590 43363 6 1st Scholastic edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
New Zealand author's first US-published title; a teenager who finds himself transported to the past must unravel a dangerous secret which may mean the end of him and his world; dj illustration by John Schwartz; a hint of slant; dj w/mild general wear; 
Price: 20.00 USD
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1320 Joudry, Patricia The Dweller on the Threshold
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1973 0-7710-4466-6 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Author's first novel, following a dozen plays. From the front flap: "In a gabled house by the sea, on the Pacific coast of Canada, two young lovers discover one another in the bittersweet ecstasy of first love." Olive cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 162 pages. Light general wear, in price-clipped dust jacket w/some rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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1321 Joungwon Kim (editor) THE KOREAN RELICS IN JAPAN, Volume 4 (Book 7)
Seoul The Korea Foundation 1997 89-860-9014-7 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good to Fine Folio -- from 12" to 15" tall 
This is the seventh of eight volumes published between 1989 and 1998 in the "Korean Relics in Overseas Collections" series, containing "a list of Korean relics and approximately 360 illustrations with descriptions, consolidating information on Korean relics preserved in the Tenri University Central Library and the Tenri University Sankokan Museum." Text in English and Korean. Advisory Committee members included Kim Kwang-on, Yun Yong-i, and You Hong-june. Since they were not intended for sale to the general public, books in the series can be pretty tough to find. Blue cloth w/gilt lettering to front cover/spine, 476 pages, green silk ribbon bookmark. A superior production. A hint of general wear, in dust jacket w/mild edgewear, in VG slipcase w/moderate wear to corners/spine ends. A nice copy of an item generally difficult to find w/both dust jacket and slipcase. This tome weighs about ten or twelve pounds, considerably more than the average book, but rest assured that whatever the post awful charges me is what I charge you. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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1322 Judd, Ashley, with Maryanne Vollers All That is Bitter & Sweet (signed)
New York Ballantine Books 2011 034552361X First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Judd, on title page
White boards w/silver spine lettering, 406 pages, illustrated. Lightly scuffed dust jacket w/thin scratches to rear panel. A nice, unread copy. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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1323 Judd, Frances K. The Mysterious Neighbors
New York Books, Inc. Reprint Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
No date. A Kay Tracey mystery. "Kay solves the riddle of the river racketeers." Pictorial cover shows Kay in a rowboat and about to be rammed by another vessel. Dusty edges, some edgewear, scrape to bottom spine, light smudging to back cover. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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1324 Jung, Dieter Installation
New York Museum of Holography 1985 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Good Square Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
The catalogue for an art holography exhibition held from September 17, 1985, until February 16, 1986, at the Museum of Holography in New York City. Rene Paul Barilleaux was the curator. Eberhard Roters contributes an introduction (translated by Rosemary Kunisch) to Jung Unpaginated. Scuffing, impressions, moderate soil, general wear. Uncommon. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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1325 Kadare, Ismail The Successor
Toronto Bond Street Books/Doubleday Canada/Random House of Canada 2006 0385662181 1st Canadian edition Hard Cover Very Good Good to Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
"A fictional inquiry into the still-unexplained death of Mehmet Shehu, the man who for decades was the designated Number Two political figure in Communist dictator Enver Hoxha's ironfisted and increasingly paranoid regime." Kadare, who was the first winner of the Man Booker International Prize in 2005, first published this story in 2003, in Albanian. This edition is translated from Tedi Papavrami's French translation of the Albanian, and is by David Bellos. An available, but not terribly common, edition. Mustard boards w/gilt foil spine lettering, 207 pages. Gently bumped corners, light edgewear, in rubbed dust jacket w/light edgewear, scratches. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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1326 Kalla, Daniel Cold Plague (signed)
New York Forge / Tom Doherty Associates 2008 0765318334 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
After "pristine water -- hidden for millions of years, untouched by pollution, and possessing natural healing powers -- is found miles under Antarctic ice," this thriller's hero soon comes to believe that the water "might hold the key to a microscopic Jurassic Park." In between, though, we have outbreaks of mad cow disease in France, our hero's suspicion that there's more to the outbreaks than meets the eye, and that there's a conspiracy stretching around the globe. This copy signed by Kalla, on title page. (It's not hard to see from the scribble that passes for his signature that Kalla is a doctor. It's a dreadful scrawl, for which he should be embarrassed. I mean, it's okay for doctors to scribble out indecipherable prescriptions to make pharmacists' lives miserable and put their patients' lives in jeopardy, but hey, this is a signature for book collectors that we're talking about, here, doc -- show some respect.) Black cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 335 pages. An unread copy w/light general wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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1327 Kaminskis, Viktors, V. Lamsters, H. Ritums, and J. Viduma Tulkojums Latvija (Latvia)
Apgada Dzintarzeme 1947 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Good Small Quarto -- from 9¾" to 12" tall 
English/Latvian-language publication containing information about the country and changes to it throughout the centuries. 193 pages, illustrated w/hundreds of black-and-white and sepia photographs of people, places and culture, with some colour illustrations and a fold-out map. Light cover soil/dampstaining, bottom 3/4" chipped from spine, dampstaining to top edge resulted in some pages being stuck together along top edges, with some minor loss of paper when separated, gift inscription to previous owner. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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1328 Kandel, Susan Not a Girl Detective
New York Morrow/HarperCollins/Harper Collins 2005 0-06-058107-7 Uncorrected Proof Stiff Card Wraps Near Fine Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
A Ceci Caruso mystery. A woman who writes biographies of deceased mystery writers is in Palm Springs to research the pseudonymous Carolyn Keene, where she meets a collector of Keene's early material, and soon finds herself investigating his sudden death. 294 pages. A hint of general wear. Unread, internally tight and clean. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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1329 Kane, Henry A Halo For Nobody
New YorkSimon & Schuster 
introduces hard-boiled detective Peter Chambers, a guy who "is tough as an agent's smile; who can drink like a camel, but hold his liquor like a revenue snooper." ; bumped corners, edgewear, tanned pages; price-clipped dj w/2" x 1" triangular piece missing from top of front panel, several scrapes and nicks, rubbing, 1" x 1/8" piece scraped horizontally from left edge of front panel, general wear; 
Price: 10.00 USD
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1330 Kane, Mark Sucker Trap
New York Roy Publishers 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good About Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
when a service station employee is hired to maintain the estate of a wealthy woman who is bored with her husband, his dreams of wealth and romance blind him to the trap surrounding him; tanned edges, bumped corners, light general wear; rubbed dj w/edgewear, short nicks to spine ends, smudged rear panel, sticker shadow to rear panel; 
Price: 7.50 USD
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1331 Kanigsberg, R.A., Q.C. Trials and Tribulations of a Bluenose Barrister
Halifax Petheric Press 1977 0-919380-23-9 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Near Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
a Nova Scotia lawyer offers a selection of anecdotes from his years of practice; Foreword by Ian MacKeigan; 80 pgs., cover illustration by Chambers; light general wear; internally tight and clean; 
Price: 7.50 USD
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1332 Kankewitt, Bill THE SHATTERED BADGE, The Story of Ed Donovan, Stress Cop (signed by Donovan)
Toronto Methuen 1986 0-459-80460-6 First Edition Hard Cover About Very Good About Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Donovan
The story of a former Boston police officer (currently an actor, editor and publisher) who became "the acknowledged expert with a world-wide reputation for dealing with police stress." This copy inscribed by Donovan, on half-title ("Martha/Fraternally/Ed Donovan"). Navy cloth w/silver foil spine lettering, 236 pages, illustrated. Spine slant, bumped corners, tiny soil mark to bottom corner of fore-edge, moderate general wear, in rubbed dust jacket w/bumped corners, light edgewear, thin scratches. An uncommon title. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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1333 Karney, Jack, There Goes Shorty Higgins
Pyramid 99 1953 1st Pyramid edition Paperback Good to Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Crooked fights, stripteasing women, racketeers, cheats, a sleazy little guy trapped between losing his dreams and losing his life--this one has it all! Mild slant, handling wear, foxing, some soil, previous owner's stamp to first end paper. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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1334 Kay, Elizabeth The Divide
New York Chicken House/Scholastic 2003 0-439-45696-7 1st US edition Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket (as issued) Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Ted Dewan 
1st printing w/complete number sequence. A young lad with a life-threatening heart condition "tumbles into a magical backwards world where mythical creatures are real and human beings are only a legend. Illustrated boards. Lightly scuffed covers. A nice unread copy. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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1335 Kaye, John The Dead Circus
New York Atlantic Monthly Press 2002 0-87113-849-2 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed & Dated by Author
1st printing w/complete number sequence. Kaye's second novel. When his fiancee is killed in a plane crash, an ex-cop "becomes obsessed with an unsolved mystery from his days with the LAPD: the death of up-and-coming rockabilly star Bobby Fuller." Kaye has signed and dated this copy on title page ("John Kaye/1-25-2003"). 324 pages. A nice, collectible, unread copy. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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1336 Kearney, W.D. The Open Hand
Hartland Hartland Publishers Ltd. (Carle A. Rigby and Roderick Cummings) 1981 0-9690891-3-9 1st thus Stapled Wraps Near Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
"An Epic Poem Dealing With The Early Settlement of Maine and New Brunswick, Founded on Tradition." First printed in 1864, and reprinted in 1926, before this "exact reproduction" of the latter. 58 pages. Light general wear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1337 Keating, H.R.F. Bribery, Corruption Also
London Macmillan 1999 0-333-74568-X First Edition Hard Cover Very Good to Fine Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
An Inspector Ghote mystery. When Ghote and his wife move from Bombay to Calcutta in order to live in a house they have inherited they find it a decaying ruin, and when their lawyer advises them to sell it immediately, Ghote decides there's corruption afoot. Rubbed dust jacket w/impressions/scratches, light edgewear. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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1338 Keating, H.R.F. The Hard Detective
London Macmillan 2000 0 333 76619 9 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
the deaths of two of her officers lead Detective Chief Inspector Harriet Martens to wonder if her unyielding stance on local crime may provoke further deaths; a nice, unread copy; 
Price: 8.50 USD
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1339 Keating, Walter S. (editor) Marriage Mischief
New York Plaza Book Company 1951 Stiff Card Wraps Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Louis Priscilla 
A collection of chiefly humourous writings on the institution of marriage. Represented are Oscar Wilde (undoubtedly an authority on the subject), Chaucer, Balzac, Burton, Maupassant, Mark Twain, Sterne, Stevenson, Aesop, Billings, Westermarck, Wood, Herrick, Hood, and others. 96 pages. Edgewear, upturned corners, faint soil, moderate general wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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1340 Keeler, Harry Stephen The Case of the Jeweled Ragpicker
New York Phoenix Press 1948 First Edition Hard Cover Fair Fair Ex-Lending Library Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Gird your loins and lay in some concoction produced by the genius of modern chemistry, because you have before you a reading experience from a writer unlike any other in the world of the written word (unless you count the world of the written word in poetic form, as delivered by the incomparable William McGonagall, in which case we're talking a tie). The incomparable Keeler presents us with the unsolved murder of a "shabby ragpicker who was killed with a dagger inlaid with precious jewels, and then deposited, dagger and all, in the seedy hostelry known as the Hotel Romanorum," thirty years whereafter "an employee of Angus MacWhorter's Mammoth Motorized Shows found a clue to the slaying, and set out to solve a puzzle which had been given up as insoluble before he was born." Blue cloth w/black spine lettering, 256 pages. Wear to corners/spine ends, moderate cloth soil, five small letters ink-stamped to top edge, dusty edges, lending library stamp to front pastedown, another to first end paper, hinges split, mild dampstaining to top edge of first end paper, in price-clipped dust jacket w/light wear to top edges, handling wear/crinkling, lending library sticker to front panel, some dampstaining. The bottom inch of the jacket has been cut off (this is because there was a semi-protective sleeve on the jacket -- which I have discarded -- but it was an inch shorter than the jacket, so some idiot at the lending library presumably trimmed the jacket to fit -- no wonder I drink). An uncommon title in any condition, and moreso in a jacket, even one that's only seven-eighths there. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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1341 Keene, Day The Big Kiss-Off
Macfadden 60-424 1969 1st Macfadden edition Paperback Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Canadian printing. Originally published in 1954. One of three people responsible for a murder is trying to pin it on a man just back in town after two years in a Communist prison camp. Some slant, a bit of waviness at spine, thin scratches, minor dampstain w/subsequent bleeding to fore-edge. Internally tight. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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1342 Keene, Day Strange Witness
Macfadden 75-369 1970 1st Macfadden edition Paperback Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Originally published in 1953. A man who has been framed and spent seven years in prison is after revenge in Chicago's slimy underbelly. Reading crease, rubbing, mild slant/roll, moderate general wear. 
Price: 8.50 USD
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1343 Keene, Day Notorious
Gold Medal 372 1954 1st Gold Medal edition Paperback Fair Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
"She came to town carrying murder in her suitcase." Much general handling wear, reading crease, crinkling, pencil signature on inside front cover, light spine end chipping. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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1344 Keene, Day Too Black For Heaven
Zenith ZB-31 1959 1st Zenith edition Paperback Fair to Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
"She knew he was guilty of every sin--lechery, rape and now, incest." (and she's gonna hop right into her cream-coloured Cadillac, go over to his place, and start shooting). 2" slit along right spine edge at bottom, 3/8" separation to bottom left spine edge, slant, crosscrack, dampstain along bottom edges of first quarter of book, a fair bit of handling wear/rubbing. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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1345 Keeney, Maude Fraser Not Indispensable
New York Vantage Press 1967 First Edition Hard Cover About Very Good Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
A New Brunswick-born writer (who became a nurse in Rhode Island, and lived there with her attorney husband) here presents the story of a widow who falls in love with the manager of a hotel on an island resort. Maroon cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 227 pages. Edgwear, some slant, lightly soiled edges, previous owner's name/date to front free end paper, in edgeworn dust jacket w/smudging/soiling, scrapes/impressions, reinforcing tape to edges of reverse, general wear. Uncommon. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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1346 Keenleyside, David The Land Beyond
Toronto (Willowdale) & London Nelson, Foster & Scott 1975 0 919324 11 8 First Edition Hard Cover About Very Good About Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
Keenleyside's first novel, telling the story of a rich young artist who, "inspired by great nature painters of the past, travels to a tiny Eskimo settlement in order to paint the people and landscape of the Arctic." This copy signed by Keenleyside, on title page. Black cloth w/silver foil spine lettering, 232 pages, dust jacket illustration by Barbara Walton. A bit of slant, some foxing to top edge/fore edge, small scribble to front pastedown, in lightly rubbed dust jacket w/impressions, thin scratches, light general wear. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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1347 Kelley, Leo P. Time: 110100
New York Walker & Company 1972 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
a man who has lost his memory awakens to a devastated Earth, and in his travels meets companions, friends, enemies, and himself; cover by Enrico Scull; tanned/lightly dusted edges, sticker residue on first end paper, light gereral wear; rubbed dj w/impressions, light edgewear, 1/4" tear to bottom edge of rear panel; 
Price: 5.00 USD
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1348 Kelly, Arthur D. (Dill) Aequanimitas
Privately Published 1977 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good to Fine No Jacket (as issued) Octavo -- from 7¾" to 9¾" Tall 
A collection of essays that originally appeared in the Canadian Medical Association Journal from the mid '60s through the early '70s, and which are collected for this volume by the author's wife and children, intended as a memorial to be distributed amongst a few of the author's intimate friends. This copy presented by the author's wife, Gladys Kelly, to one of those intimates, with a notation dated June 7, 1978. An appreciative foreword by E. Kirk Lyon. Maroon cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 396 pages, frontispiece. Two turned page corners. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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1349 Kelly, Elizabeth Apologize, Apologize! (signed)
Toronto Alfred A. Knopf Canada 2009 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
A "rational first-born son" tries to make sense of "a wildly eccentric Massachusetts clan that is both blessed and afflicted with an inexhaustible reservoir of old money, unwavering subversive charm -- and a veritable chorus of dogs." This copy signed by Kelly, on title page. Cream boards w/black spine lettering, 324 pages. A pristine, unread copy. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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1350 Kelly, Karl Jazz Me Baby!
France 1029/F29 1962 1st American printing Paperback Fair Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
Fold-out cover, 160 pages. Spine slant/roll, edgewear all around, chipping to spine end corners, light cover soil, impressions/scratches, fore-edges of first few pages a little tattered, text block just beginning to pull a bit from cover, 1.25" tear to fore-eges of pages 153-160. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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1351 Kelly, Vivian Llantwit Major in Camera
Llantwit Major Local History Society 1979 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Small Quarto -- from 9¾" to 12" tall 
A pictorial record of a stone-built town Welsh town "whose appearance and way of life have changed enormously in the last hundred years." Preface by Professor Glyn Daniel. Brown cloth w/gilt lettering, unpaginated, illustrated. Dust jacket w/light edgewear, some sunning. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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1352 Kelly, Walt Pogo For President
Crest s708 1964 1st Crest edition Paperback About Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
A collection of selected cartoons from 'I Go Pogo, Vol. 1'. Light edgewear, light rubbing, mild general wear. Internally tight and clean. (C/BT) 
Price: 15.00 USD
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1353 Kemick, Richard Kelly Pyrrhic (signed)
Toronto Anstruther Press 2015 978-0-9938397-2 Limited Edition Stiff Card Wraps Fine Chap Book Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Kemick, on copyright page
A triptych-style chapbook containing three poems. One of only 100 copies printed. As one might expect with so few copies printed, this is somewhat uncommon. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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1354 Kendall, Joshua THE MAN WHO MADE LISTS, Love, Death, Madness, and the Creation of Roget's Thesaurus (signed)
New York G.P. Putnam's Sons / Putnam / Penguin Group 2009 0399154620 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
First printing w/complete number sequence. The story of Peter Mark Roget -- polymath, eccentric, synonym aficionado," whose father's early death and the mental illness of his mother and sister caused him to start making lists at the age of eight, which was the beginning of "his quest to put everything in its rightful place, one word at a time." And the rest (remainder, balance, residue) is history (past, yesterday, antiquity.) This copy signed by Kendall, on half-title. Blue and charcoal boards w/gilt initials to front cover, gilt spine lettering, 297 pages (including acknowledgments, index), illustrated. An unread copy. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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1355 Kennedy, A.L. Everything You Need
London Jonathan Cape 1999 0 224 06610 2 Uncorrected Proof Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
a man who has retreated to an island contrives to have his teenage daughter -- whom he hasn't seen in fifteen years, and who believes him to be dead -- visit the island, raising the possibility that he may confess to being her father, which may ultimately lead to him pulling together the pieces of his shattered life; 567 pgs.; impressions, rubbing, moderate handling wear; 
Price: 10.00 USD
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1356 Kennedy, Bob (editor) Misija Kompletna/Mission Complete
Kljuc Department of National Defence/Royal Canadian Dragoons Battle Group (printed by Bilic Company B.O.) 2004 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket (as issued) Quarto -- from 9.75" to 12" tall 
Chronicles the Royal Canadian Dragoons Battle Group's mission (Rotation 13/Operation Palladium) to Northwestern Bosnia-Herzegovina from October 2003 to March 2004. During the six-month mission the Battle Group "conducted 30 different operations, removed more than 200 small arms, 2500 grenades and 2000 mines and large quantities of ammunition" from the country. Introduction by Lieutenant-Colonel D.J. Milner, Commanding Officer. Illustrated boards, unpaginated (88), copiously illustrated. Light general wear. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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1357 Kennedy, W.T., and Peter O'Hearn ACADEMIC ARITHMETIC, Being Part Four of the Progressive School Series of Arithmetics
Halifax T.C. Allen & Co. 1898 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket (as issued) Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Two Halifax school principals present the final part of their four-part Arithmetic, "designed for use in Academic and High Schools." Errata slip tipped in between copyright page and preface. Plum cloth w/black lettering/rule to front cover, 143 pages (including examination papers and answers. Previous owner's name in pencil, a few pencil notations throughout. 
Price: 13.50 USD
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1358 Kent, Jennifer McGrath Chocolate River Rescue (signed)
Halifax Nimbus Publishing 2007 1551096005 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Good to Very Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall Signed by Kent, on title page
Inspired by a variety of true events, this one tells the story of three boys "trapped on an ice floe on the Petitcodiac River in the dead of winter," with a strong current pulling them inexorably toward the ocean. 108 pages. Light rubbing, moderate handling wear, a bit of wear to corners, moderate handling wear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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1359 Keough, Marje (edited by Dee Murphy), Spirit of '77, Jeux Canada Games '77
St. John's Newfoundland and Labrador Amateur Sports Federation 1977 Spiral Bound Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Quarto -- from 9.75" to 12" tall photographs by Ray Fennelly 
An account of the 1977 Canada Summer Games held in St. John's, Newfoundland, in August of 1977. Contains a complete history of the 1977 Canada Summer Games, including team members and medal winners. Unpaginated, illustrated. Moderate general wear. An uncommon item. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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1360 Kerr, J. Ernest IMPRINT OF THE MARITIMES, Highlights in the Lives of 100 Interesting Americans Whose Roots Are in Canada's Atlantic Provinces
Boston The Christopher Publishing House 
autobiographical sketches arranged alphabetically, and including such notables as Bliss Carman, Colonel Frank Parker Day, Justice William O. Douglas, Thomas A. Edison, Ruby Keeler, Walter Pidgeon, Captain Ben Pine, John Carter Vincent, and many others; blue cloth w/gilt lettering, 229 pgs., illustrated; gently bumped corners/spine ends, light tanning; dj w/light chipping to spine ends, two 1/4" tears to top edge, two previous owner's short tape repairs to reverse, mild general wear; 
Price: 12.50 USD
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1361 Kerr, J. Lennox THE UNFORTUNATE SHIP, The Story of H.M. Troopship Birkenhead
London George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Fair to Good Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
The story of the sinking of H.M Troopship Birkenhead "off the cost (sic) of South Africa in 1852 with the loss of over four hundred officers and men." Navy (of course) cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 190 pages (including postscript, index), map end papers, illustrated, wraparound dust jacket by Bailey. Light general wear, in lightly edgeworn dust jacket w/sticker pull to spine, several 1"-and-shorter edge tears, unusual triangular tear to left portion of front cover, general wear. Jacket in protective mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1362 Kerr, P.B. Children of the Lamp, Book Two: The Blue Djinn of Babylon
New York Orchard Books/Watts Publishing/Scholastic 2006 0-439-67021-7 Uncorrected Proof Stiff Card Wraps Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Sequel to 'The Akhenaten Adventure.' 332 pages. An unread copy, internally tight and clean. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1363 Kesavan, Mukul Looking Through Glass
London Chatto & Windus 1995 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
author's first novel; set during the era of India's partition and independence, a young man finds himself possessed of an eccentric foster family in a time and place not of his choosing; dj illustration by Chris Corr; dj w/light edgewear, impressions; 
Price: 8.00 USD
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1364 Kessler, Brad Birds in Fall (signed)
New York Scribner/Scribner's 2006 074328738X First Edition Hard Cover Very Good to Fine Very Good to Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Kessler, on title page
When an airplane plummets into the sea near a (fictional) island off the coast of Nova Scotia, families gather at a local inn where "they form an unusual community, struggling for comfort and consolation." 238 pages, dust jacket illustration by Myrna Burks and Rosaire Appel. Book and dust jacket w/only light general wear. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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1365 Ketcham, Hank Half Hitch
Gold Medal D2389 1971 First Edition Paperback Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
the creator of Dennis the Menace offered another character to the cartoon-reading public, a Dennis-the-Menace-with-testosterone named Half Hitch, billed as "America's saltiest, sexiest, pint-sized sailor," and a guy who spent a fair bit of his time thinking about/talking to/dating/hustling women; previous owner's name/date/code number, moderate general wear; 
Price: 9.50 USD
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1366 Ketcham, Hank Dennis the Menace
Fawcett D1329 1969 Paperback Very Good to Fine Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Dennis and Ruff and Joey and Margaret and Mr. Wilson and--well, *you* know who they are; previous owner's name/date/code number at top of first end paper, light general wear; 
Price: 5.00 USD
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1367 Keynes, John Maynard How to Pay For the War
Toronto The Macmillan Company of Canada 1940 1st Canadian edition Paper Over Boards Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
as an unpaid advisor to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the noted economist offered this work as a solution to the cost of war with Germany; this Canadian edition is considerably less common than the U.K. version; 88 pgs. incl. Appendices & Acknowledgements; bumped corners, some edgewear, 1/4" separation at top right spine edge, some small soil marks to back cover, tanning, moderate general wear; 
Price: 30.00 USD
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1368 Kidd, Bruce The Struggle for Canadian Sport
Toronto & Buffalo & London University of Toronto Press 1999 0-8020-7664-5 3rd edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Inscribed & Signed by Author
"Winner of the 1997 North American Society for Sports History book award and an honourable mention for the Canadian Historical Association's 1997 Sir John A. Macdonald Prize." An ambitious undertaking detailing the social history of Canadian sport. This copy inscribed and signed by Kidd on title page. Inscription reads: "For Sally,/in admiration and/friendship. All the/very best for Salt Lake/City./Bruce." The Sally in question is Sally Rehorick of Fredericton, New Brunswick, who served as Canada's Chef de Mission for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. 323 pages (including notes, credits, index), illustrated. Moderate general reading wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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1369 Kiely, Benedict A COW IN THE HOUSE And Nine Other Stories
London Victor Gollancz Ltd. 1978 0 575 02519 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
A collection of stories from an Irish writer whose material was described by the Irish Times as "comic, tragic, life-enhancing," and here running the gamut from a young boy on a day trip to Dublin, to a dotty maiden aunt bestowing upon a local girl the romantic background of a magazine serial. Chocolate cloth, 191 pages. Some spine slant, bumped corners, mild wear to corners/spine ends, tanning, moderate general wear, in lightly edgeworn dust jacket w/scratches/impressions. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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1370 Kilford, Major Christopher R. LETHBRIDGE AT WAR, The Military History of Lethbridge From 1900 to 1996 (signed)
Lethbridge Battery Books & Publishing 1996 0-9680454-0-5 First Edition Trade Paperback Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
"A comprehensive military history--a history of service, sacrifice and bravery during some of our nations (sic) most difficult and dangerous times." Signed by Kilford, on title page. 220 pages (including Appendices, Index), illustrated. Edgewear, rubbing, dampstaining to front cover, general wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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1371 Kilworth, Garry Witchwater (Witch-Water) Country
London The Bodley Head 1986 0-370-30790-9 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Tragedy and a sort of coming-of-age ensue when a boy and three friends initiate a light-hearted search for mythical waterwitches. Blue cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 202 pages, dust jacket illustration by Gary Blythe. Bumped corners/spine ends, tanning, in rubbed dust jacket w/impressions/scratches, wear to corners/spine ends, light edgewear. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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1372 Kimball, Elizabeth THE MAN IN THE PANAMA HAT, Reminiscences of My Uncle, Stephen Leacock
Toronto McClelland & Stewart / M&S 1970 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Kimball presents, "an intriguing personal memoir of one of the most fascinating and famous of all Canadian personalities." "Kimball prints extracts from a journal, 'House, Garden & Fish Book Vol. 2,' that Leacock kept in 1943 at Old Brewery Bay." [Spadoni, page 643]. Orange cloth, 174 pages, photo end papers. Dust jacket by David John Shaw. Bump to top left corner of back cover, 1" horizontal impression to left edge of back cover, large gift inscription on second end paper, moderate general wear. Moderately edgeworn dust jacket w/some wear/tiny tears to spine ends, moderate corner wear, rubbing, 1" impression to left edge of rear panel (corresponding to impression to back cover), general wear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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1373 Kimball, Robert (ed.) COLE, A Biographical Essay by Brendan Gill
Woodstock Overlook Press 2000 1st thus Hard Cover Near Fine Good Quarto -- from 9.75" to 12" tall 
a facsimile reproduction of the 1971 edition; following Gill's biographical essay, "The lyrics of nearly two hundred songs -- among them such favorities as 'Love for Sale,' 'I Love Paris,' 'I Get a Kick Out of You,' 'In the Still of the Night,' and 'Begin the Beguine' -- are featured alongside music sheets, private letters, examples of works in progress in Cole's own hand, and hundreds of pictures from the private albums of Linda and Cole Porter."; blue cloth, 283 pgs. incl. Alphabetical List of Songs, Discography, illustrated w/290 duotone photographs; dj w/rubbing, impressions, moderate edgewear, wear to corners/spine ends, short tears to spine ends; 
Price: 12.50 USD
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1374 King, Dean PATRICK O'BRIAN, A Life Revealed
New York Henry Holt and Company 2000 0-8050-5976-8 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
the biography of the fiercely secretive man who created, among other things, some of the best historical novels to feature the Royal Navy; tan boards w/black cloth backstrip, 397 pages (including Epilogue, Selected Bibliography, Acknowledgements, Index), illustrated; rubbed dust jacket w/mild edgewear, impressions/scratches; an unread copy; 
Price: 5.00 USD
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1375 King, Dean PATRICK O'BRIAN, A Life Revealed
New York Henry Holt and Company 2000 0-8050-5976-8 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
The biography of the fiercely secretive man who created, among other things, some of the best historical novels to feature the Royal Navy. Tan boards w/black cloth backstrip, 397 pages (including Epilogue, Selected Bibliography, Acknowledgements, Index), illustrated. Lightly worn corners/spine ends, in rubbed dust jacket w/mild edgewear, impressions/scratches. An unread copy. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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1376 King, Jonathon Eye of Vengeance (signed)
New York Dutton/The Penguin Group 2006 0-525-94953-4 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
First printing w/complete number sequence. After his wife and a daughter are killed by a drunk driver, a veteran crime reporter is left alone to raise his remaining daughter while also dealing with the hunt for a cold-blooded killer who is murdering criminals. This copy signed by King, on title page. Green boards w/black cloth backstrip, gilt spine lettering, 276 pages, plus acknowledgments and brief author biography. Remainder strip across bottom edge, tiny indentation to fore-edge near rear of book, in rubbed dust jacket w/impressions/scratches. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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1377 King, Les Chase of Passion
Coach CV 104 1964 Paperback Fair Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Paperback. Fair. some guy tries to break up a narcotics/prostitution ring, or something; Pioneer Publishing stamp on title page; remainder cut across top edge, rubbing, much cover creasing; 
Price: 6.00 USD
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1378 King, Rufus Somewhere in This House
Popular Library 276 / Better Publications of Canada 1950 1st Popular edition Paperback Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Canadian printing. A Lt. Valcour mystery. When a "sex-charged adventuress" with "the instincts of a man-eating animal" marries into a clannish family she finds herself living with fear and hostility until one night things get ratcheted up a bit when her maid is murdered while dressed in one of our little sex kitten's gowns. 158 pages + 2 pages of advertisements for other Popular Library titles, cover illustration by the incomparable Rudolph Belarski. Mild spine slant, cover creasing, ragged fore-edge to pages 49/50, previous owner's small stamp to title page, light general wear. Internally tight and clean. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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1379 King, Stephen Carrie
Editions J'ai Lu 835 1978 2 277 11835 4 1st J'ai Lu edition Paperback Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
French-language edition of the 1974 story that launched Stephen King's career, and made him one of the best-selling writers of all time. Translated by Henri Robillot. Cover illustration by Jean Mascii. Moderate general wear. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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1380 King, Thomas The Back of the Turtle
Toronto HarperCollinsPublishers / Harper Collins 2013 1443431621 Uncorrected Proof Stiff Card Wraps Near Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
A brilliant First Nations scientist partially responsible for an environmental disaster that has destroyed the reserve where his mother grew up returns to it in order to see for himself the damage caused, and to commit suicide by drowning himself in the sea. But even as he is committing the act he sees a young girl also drowning, and after saving her, discovers that there are others who need saving. 518 pages. Internally tight and clean, with only light general wear. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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1381 Kingdon, Right Rev. Hollingworth Tully God Incarnate
New York Thomas Whittaker 1890 First Edition Hard Cover Fair to Good No Jacket Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Kingdon was the second Bishop of Fredericton (New Brunswick, Canada) from 1892 until his death in 1907. This contains his Bishop Paddock lecture from 1890. Brown cloth w/publisher's colophon in blind to front cover, gilt lettering to spine, 252 pages (including appendix). Bumped/frayed corners/spine ends, 1" tear to top of front gutter, soil to cloth, impressions, shaken signatures, dampstaining/soil to edges, gift inscription to previous owner reads "W.J. *name uncertain*/Dec. 4, 1902/from the Bishop of Fredericton" (uncertain whether this is in the hand of Kingdon or the previous owner), ink numbers to top of page 252, numbers/writing to top portion of rear end paper (neither affect any text, a blank rear end paper excised. Scarce. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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1382 Kinglake, A.W. (Alexander William) Eothen
Norwalk Easton Press 1992 1st Easton Press edition Leather Near Fine No Jacket (as issued) Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
First published in 1844 by J. Ollivier, Kinglake details his journeys through Syria, Egypt and Palestine. Gilt decorations to maroon leather covers, gilt decorations/lettering to spine, raised bands, all edges gilt, silk end papers, ribbon bookmark, 240 pages, frontispiece, unused Easton Press bookplate laid in. Light scuffing to gilt edges, a hint of edgewear. A very nice copy. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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1383 Kingsley, Charles HYPATIA, or New Foes with an Old Face
Chicago E.A. Weeks & Company No edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
No date (circa 1900). Originally published in 1853, this work of historical fiction is set in the fifth century, and is based on the life of a teacher of philosophy who was murdered by Christian fanatics who disapproved of her ideas in the realms of religion and politics. Blue cloth w/gilt lettering/decoration to spine, top edge gilt, 475 pages. Moderate wear to corners/spine ends, light edge soil, moderately smudged covers, moderate general wear. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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1384 Kirk, Philip Butler #6: Love Me to Death
New York Leisure 2079 1980 0-8439-2079-3 First Edition Paperback Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Paperback original. The sixth title in the Butler series. When several "top-ranking American senators, congressmen and ambassadors" are found dead shortly after having done the dirty deed with women not their legal ball-and-chains, Butler is called in to locate and thwart "a squad of beautiful women, that may be working for a foreign power," from "screwing the leaders of America to death." Good work if you can get it. 223 pages. Light edgewear, tiny soil mark to fore-edge, thin pen line across top edge, thin reading crease to spine, two turned corners at back, light tanning. Internally clean and fairly tight. Uncommon. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1385 Kirk, Russell Old House of Fear
New York Avon G-1134 1961 1st Avon edition Paperback Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
"A novel of terror and suspense" with "wild excitement, sadistic violence," in which an attorney travels to Scotland on behalf of his employer to purchase an island, but upon arrival must deal with an evil fellow who is convinced that the attorney is a spy and must be killed. Of course, there's also a lovely young woman about to inherit the island, who must be saved from the machinations of the evil one, but will our attorney be up to the task? I'm betting yes. 192 pages. Tanning, general handling wear. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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1386 Klages, Ellen White Sands, Red Menace (signed in Hebrew)
New York Viking / Penguin Group 2008 0670062359 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
A companion volume to the multi-award-winning 'The Green Glass Sea.' This copy signed, in Hebrew, by Klages on title page. According to the author, she has signed very few copies in Hebrew. This copy comes with a 5.5" x 4.25" promotional card (bears the dust jacket illustration on one side, and title/author name/publisher information on reverse) laid in. Red boards w/white spine lettering, 337 pages (plus author's notes, acknowledgments and brief biography), dust jacket illustration by Christian Funfhausen. Gently bumped corners/spine ends, remainder stripe across bottom edge, in dust jacket w/light scuffing, gentle bump to bottom spine. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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1387 Klam, Julie Please Excuse My Daughter (signed)
New York Riverhead Books/Penguin Group 2008 1594489807 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Author
First printing w/complete number sequence. A Jewish woman who "had been brought up to look pretty and wait for a rich man to sweep her off her feet" tells her story. This copy signed by Klam, on title page. Robin's egg boards/cloth backstrip w/gilt initials to front cover, gilt spine lettering, 257 pages. An unread copy 
Price: 45.00 USD
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1388 Klenke, William W. (edited by Lulu W. Gillum) Furniture a Girl Can Make
Kansas City Gillum Book Co. 1940 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Since Klenke and Gillum have seen much evidence "of the unusual ability exercised by girls in the handling of wood," they offer this collection of "fifty projects in furniture making any of which the average girl can undertake." 95 pages, illustrated w/line drawings. Top corners bumped, light corner/spine end wear, three small scrapes to spine, slight mustiness. An uncommon item. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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1389 Knaak, Richard A. NIGHT OF BLOOD, The Minotaur Wars, Volume One (1) (signed)
Renton Wizards of the Coast 2003 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good to Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Knaak, on title page
1st printing w/complete number sequence. Prologue by Margaret Weis. Signed by Knaak, on title page. Brown boards w/gilt illustration to front cover, gilt lettering/decoration to spine, 344 pages (including Glossary), dust jacket illustration by Matt Stawicki. Tiny remainder mark to bottom edge, in rubbed dust jacket w/impressions/scratches. An unread copy. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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1390 Kneale, Matthew Small Crimes in an Age of Abundance
Toronto Doubleday Canada/Random House of Canada 2005 0-385-66138-X 1st Canadian edition Hard Cover As New Near Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
A collection of twelve stories which "follow ordinary people as they try to survive and make sense of their worlds." Plum boards, maroon cloth backstrip w/silver spine lettering, 208 pages, dust jacket illustration T. Oliver Peabody. A pristine copy in dust jacket w/mild wear to corners. A nice copy. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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1391 Knechtel, John (issue editor) Alphabet City Six: Open City
Concord House of Anansi Press 1998 0-88784-621-1 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Quarto -- from 9.75" to 12" tall 
Views and analysis of cities and urban development, of possibilities and problems, from an eclectic assortment of artists, planners and others. 320 pages, illustrated. Moderate general wear, internally tight and clean. This book weighs more than the average tome, so additional postage will be required. 
Price: 8.50 USD
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1392 Knerr, Michael The Sex Life of the Gods
Uptown Book 703 1962 First Edition Paperback Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
A soft-core porn/sf novel written (according to Charles Nuetzel, who quotes Knerr on the matter) in about a week. 160 pages, cover illustration by Albert Augustus Nuetzel. A bit of slant, original price blacked out, crosscrack, tanning, moderate general wear. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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1393 Knight, Clifford Death of a Big Shot
Bestseller Mystery B139 
nd; "She was a sweet young thing, even with the handcuffs dangling from her wrist." (not a bad line at all); some slant, dusty edges, wear to spine edges, nick/short tear to bottom right spine edge, small black magic marker line over previous owner's name on front cover (didn't work--the previous owner's name is A. E. King); 
Price: 10.00 USD
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1394 Knight, David FARQUHARSON'S PHYSIQUE And what it did to his mind
Coronet 17404, 1974 
1st Coronet edition. Paperback. Very Good. 1st Coronet ed. author's first novel, originally published in hardcover, in 1971, by Hodder & Stoughton; in 1965 a contented family man and unimpressive scholar plans to teach in Nigeria, to which he takes his wife and young son, and where he becomes a violent murderer; an uncommon edition; a bit of spine roll, some edgewear, light general wear; 
Price: 15.00 USD
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1395 Knight, Kathryn Lasky Trace Elements (signed)
New York W.W. Norton & Co. 1986 0-393-02333-8 First Edition Hard Cover Good to Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Inscribed & Signed by Author
When a young woman's scientist husband is murdered in the desert, she sets out to track down his killer, and soon finds herself involved with "murder, intrigue and corruption in the academic world." This copy inscribed and signed ("For Helen S. Foster/With best wishes/Kathryn Lasky Knight/P.S. errata: p. 108/Janet Mead should/read Margaret/Mead") by Knight, on half-title. Beige boards w/red cloth backstrip, gilt spine lettering, 192 pages, dust jacket illustration by Paul Bacon. Tape repair to horiztonal tears to cloth on both covers/spine, most of gilt lettering flaked from spine light general wear, in dust jacket w/mildly sunned spine, impressions. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1396 Knockwood, Isabelle Out of the Depths (signed)
Lockeport Roseway Publishing 1994 0-9694180-6-X 2nd edition, 2nd printing Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Knockwood, on title page
"The Experiences of Mi'kmaw Children at the Indian Residential School at Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia." Above her signature Knockwood has written the year (2000), and beneath it, "Keep the healing circle strong." 159 pages, illustrated. Light general wear. Internally tight and clean. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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1397 Knowlton, Rev. I.C. Annals of Calais, Maine and St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Including the Village of Milltown, Me., and the present Town of Milltown, N.B. (Beginnings, The Settlement of The St. Croix Valley)
St. Stephen Print'N Press Ltd. 1st thus Stiff Card Wraps About Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Originally published in 1875 as 'Annals of Calais, Maine and St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Including the Village of Milltown, Me., and the present Town of Milltown, N.B.' before this undated reprint, published as 'Beginnings, The Settlement of The St. Croix Valley.' Contains much information on the area, including genealogical material. 129 pages, including appendix. Rubbing, previous owner's name to top edge of front cover, handling wear, impressions, light soil. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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1398 Kogan, Pauline Northrop Frye: The High Priest of Clerical Obscurantism
Montreal Progressive Books & Periodicals 1969 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
With much earnestness the author works herself into a self-righteous froth as she dissects the views of Northrop Frye, and informs us that the "correct way to conduct class struggle in the area of literature, art and criticism is to rely upon the initiative of the masses, to place proper emphasis on investigation and study, and to mobilize public opinion through ideological discussion." 98 pages. Sunned spine, small splashstain to left edge of front cover, slight wear to corners/edges. A nice unmarked copy of an uncommon item, with no previous owner's names or notations, and no library desecration. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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1399 Konsalik, Heinz-G. Le défi des hommes
Paris Presses Pocket 1163 1975 Paperback Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
French-language text; originally published in German in 1957, and translated into French by Jeanne-Marie Gaillard-Paquet; 247 pgs.; mild edgewear, original price sticker to front cover, tanning, moderate handling wear; a nice square copy, internally tight and clean; 
Price: 5.00 USD
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1400 Kotzwinkle, William The Leopard's Tooth (inscribed & signed)
New York Clarion/Seabury 1976 0-8164-3162-0 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Joe Servello Inscribed & Signed by Author
After four adult books and seven aimed at juveniles, this is the author's first novel for young readers. Shortly after the turn of the century the leader of an anthropological expedition searching in Africa for clues to the mysteries of man's past is transformed into a leopard. 19 illustrations. Two small ink scribbles on rear pastedown, small ink lines/scribbles to 3 of the 19 illustrations. Dust jacket w/moderate edgewear, diagonal 2.5" tear beginning at top left edge of front panel, small scrape to bottom spine, small chip out of top right corner of rear panel, light chipping to corners. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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