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Four Original Holographic Limericks
Four Original Holographic Limericks
Asimov, Isaac, and Robert L. Fish
New York: No publisher, 1974.

Three humorous limericks written by Asimov and one by Fish written on the reverse of the stapled five page seating arrangement for the 30th Annual Awards Dinner of the Mystery Writers of America in 1974 at the Trianon Ballroom, New York Hilton. The three Asimov bawdy limericks, each signed by him, were for the three women seated at his table; Arleen Buchanan, Sharon Jarvis, and Michelle Tempesta. Fisher, also seated at the table, wrote a far milder one. A few mild creases to the pages of this near fine, unusual and interesting Awards Dinner seating arrangement.


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MURDER CAN BE FUN
MURDER CAN BE FUN
Brown, Fredric
New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc., 1948.

Inscribed by Brown on the front endpaper to Harry Altshuler; "To Harry, Fred Brown, 10-8-48." Harry Altshuler was Brown's literary agent. From Altshuler's library with his usual small date labels at the base of the spine panel and the top right corner of the rear panel. Very good plus in very good dust jacket with mildly faded spine panel and mild wear. A nice associational copy.


Price: $950.00
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THE DEAD RINGER
THE DEAD RINGER
Brown, Fredric
New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc., 1948.

Inscribed by Brown on the front endpaper to Harry Altshuler; "To the guy who sold it for me, Fred Brown." Harry Altshuler, Brown's literary agent, sold this title to Dutton. From Altshuler's library with his usual small date labels at the base of the spine panel and the top right corner of the rear panel, both of which are only partially present. Very good plus in very good dust jacket with mildly faded spine panel. A nice associational copy.


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MADMAN'S HOLIDAY: FREDRIC BROWN IN THE DETECTIVE PULPS, VOL. 3
MADMAN'S HOLIDAY: FREDRIC BROWN IN THE DETECTIVE PULPS, VOL. 3
Brown, Fredric
Volcano, HI: Dennis McMillan Publications, 1985.

Number 313 of 350 numbered copies signed by Newton Baird who wrote the introduction. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket.


Price: $850.00
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TEN TALES
Huntington Beach, CA: James Cahill Publishing, 1994.

Instead of this Deluxe Issue being lettered, "Authors copy" is printed on the limitation page. Signed on the page preceding their contribution by Neal Barrett, Jr., Andre Dubus, John Dunning, Harlan Ellison, Wendy Hornsby, Joe R. Lansdale, Richard Laymon, Lucious Shepard, Andrew Vachss and Roger Zelazny. Also signed by Poppy Z. Brite who wrote the introduction and by Lawrence Block who wrote the forward. Bound in quarter green cloth with hand-made paper over boards, with lettering stamped in gilt. Very fine, issued without dust jacket, within the publisher's slipcase.


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BROTHER MONSTER: FREDRIC BROWN IN THE DETECTIVE PULPS, VOLUME 9
Brown, Fredric
Miami Beach, FL: Dennis McMillan Publications, 1987.

Number 184 of 400 numbered copies signed by Harry Altshuler who wrote the introduction. Collects six stories. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket.


Price: $650.00
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BLACK SUNDAY.
Harris, Thomas.
New York, NY;: Putnam,, 1975.

The author's first book. Fine in fine dust jacket with two tiny edge tears and light bumping at spine panel ends.


Price: $400.00
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THE BRASS RING
Padgett, Lewis [Henry Kuttner & C. L. Moore]
New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1946.

The usual mild toning to the pages. Near fine in very good plus dust jacket with two tiny chips at the head of the spine panel, a one half inch tear at the heel, a short closed tear at the rear flap fold, and very light edge wear. A very nice copy.


Price: $350.00
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THE YU-CHI STONE
Snell, Edmund
New York: Macaulay Company, 1926.

A werid "yellow peril" novel with an evil villian in the manner of Fu Manchu. Neat owener's signature on the front endpaper. Textblock mildly toned. Near fine in near fine, price-clipped dust jacket. Colorful jacket illustration by Groom.


Price: $325.00
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THE KILLER INSIDE ME
THE KILLER INSIDE ME
Thompson, Jim [Stephen King]
Los Angeles: Blood & Guts Press, 1989.

This copy unnumbered but stamped "Presentation Copy" of the 350 copy issue signed by Stephen King who wrote the introduction, and by Craig Graham, the publisher. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket, within the publisher's slipcase. An as new copy.


Price: $325.00
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THE DAY HE DIED
Padgett, Lewis [Henry Kuttner & C. L. Moore]
New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1947.

The usual light toning to the pages. Bound in original green cloth with lettering on spine in dark blue. Near fine in very good plus dust jacket with light edge wear, two tiny closed tears, and several tiny shallow chips at the head of the spine panel. A very nice copy.


Price: $275.00
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THE BATTLE OF THE ALEUTIANS... A GRAPHIC HISTORY, 1942-1943
Hammett, Dashiell, and Robert Colodny
Adak, AK: Intelligence Section, Field Force Headquarters, 1944.

Written by Hammett during his service in the Army during World War II. Twenty-four unpaginated pages with illustrations and maps. Light rubbing along spine, else a fine and bright copy.


Price: $275.00
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MURDER IN THE GUNROOM
MURDER IN THE GUNROOM
Piper, H. Beam
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1953.

Piper's first book, a mystery. Light smudge on the upper corner of the front free endpaper. Near fine in very good plus dust jacket with mild wear at extremities. A very handsome copy


Price: $275.00
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THE MAN IN THE CAGE
Vance, Jack
San Francisco: Underwood/Miller, 1983.

Number 147 of 200 numbered copies signed by Vance on a special limitation page. Edgar Award wi nner, 1960, for best novel. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket.


Price: $250.00
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WHO CENSORED ROGER RABBIT?
WHO CENSORED ROGER RABBIT?
Wolf, Gary K.
New York: St. Martin's Press, 1981.

Inscribed by Wolf on the front endpaper, "Hop Hop Hooray for Steve. Gary K. Wolf and Roger Rabbit too!" Wolf has drawn in Roger Rabbit's paw print. Basis for the 1988 animated film titled "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" starring Bob Hoskins as Eddie Valiant, Christopher Lloyd as Judge Doom, Joanna Cassidy as Dolores, Charles Fleischer the voice of Roger Rabbit, and Kathleen Turner the voice of Jessica Rabbit. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket with only a hint of rubbing and light bump at head of the spine panel.


Price: $250.00
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THE MAN IN THE CAGE
THE MAN IN THE CAGE
Vance, Jack
San Francisco: Underwood/Miller, 1983.

Number 32 of 200 numbered copies signed by Vance on a special limitation page. Edgar Award wi nner, 1960, for best novel. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket.


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THE TWO-BEAR MAMBO
Lansdale, Joe R.
Huntington Beach, CA: James Cahill Publishing, 1995.

Instead of being lettered, this is a "Publisher's Copy" of the letter issue signed by Lansdale on a special limitation page. Bound in black quarter leather with marbled paper over boards with lettering stamped in gilt. Very fine, issued without dust jacket, within the publisher's slipcase.


Price: $225.00
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THE DARK WIND
Hillerman, Tony
New York: Harper & Row, 1982.

Bookmark signed by Hillerman laid in. A Jim Chee novel. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket.


Price: $200.00
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STOLEN AWAY: A NOVEL OF THE LINDBERGH KIDNAPPING
Collins, Max Allan
New York: Bantam Books, 1991.

Inscribed by Collins on the title page, "7-9-'91 To Steve - Regards from Nate Heller and me! Max Allan Collins." Fine in fine and bright dust jacket. A superb copy.


Price: $195.00
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EPIC PETERS: PULLMAN PORTER
EPIC PETERS: PULLMAN PORTER
Cohen, Octavus Roy
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1930.

A railroad mystery featuring the misadventures of train porter Epic Peters. Bound in original orange cloth with lettering and small illustration stamped in black. Laid in is a postcard dated 1962 from Don Bloch, well known Denver early railroad bookseller to the purchaser of the book. Endpapers lightly toned. Very good plus in good dust jacket with tape mends to the reverse and tanned spine panel.


Price: $195.00
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