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1 "The Swimmer" and "The Death of Justina"


Harper Audio New York 1981
Audio Cassette
Very Good, Good
12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall

1559945788 / 9781559945783



R5 - 1 very good cassette that has some yellow stains on one side in a good cover/case that is soiled on the front, back and spine. Approx. 47 minutes. John Cheever reads "The Swimmer" (25:21) and "The Death of Justina" (22:23). John Cheever's clear, jaunty narration underscores the ironies in these two complex stories of sad men coping poorly with upper-class, suburban life. EC7692BB 
Price: 13.00 USD
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2 100 Years of Science Fiction
Knight, Damion (editor)

Simon and Schuster New York, New York, USA 1968
Hard Cover
Good+, Very Good-
6"x8.5"
First Edition


Ex-Library

BX1 - A hard cover first edition withdrawn ex-library book in good+ condition with a dust jacket in good+ to very good- condition. Stated first printing with no additional printings indicated on the copyright page. A tight, clean, sound copy in textured black paper covered boards with silver lettering and graphics on the spine with minor overall shelf wear with glue staining on the front and back fixed endpapers from where the dust jacket endflaps were glued to the boards plus there are the usual library stamps, marks, label, and pockdt on the top and bottom outside paper edges, the front free endpaper, the title page, and the copyright page plus there is some very light yellowing of the right and bottom outside paper edges plus there is a very, very light bump to the top right corner of the front board plus there is some very light fading of the tinting on the top outside paper edges. The dust jacket shows minor overall shelf wear with some glue staining on the front and back endflaps from where they were glued to the fixed endpapers plus there is some very, very light edge wear along the top and bottom spine edges and the corners of the front and back endflaps plus there is a small closed tear (about 0l.25") on the top edge of the front endflap plus there is some very slight, scattered rubbing and creasing. A collection of twenty-one short stories catagorized in to these major themes: "Worlds of Tomorrow," "Aliens, on Earth and Elsewhere," "Other Dimensions," "Mutants and Monsters," Marvelous inventions," and "The Mysterious Universe." 384p. SCW13403 
Price: 9.00 USD
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3 6 Tanyin Alley
Zongren, Liu

China Books & Periodicals, Inc. San Francisco, California, U.S.A. 1989
Hard Cover
Very Good-, Very Good-
5.75"x8.75"
First American Edition
0835121461 / 9780835121460

Ex-Library

BX1 - A hard cover first American edition withdrawn ex-library book in very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in red vinyl covered boards with gold lettering and graphics on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear plus there are the usual library stamps, labels, and pocket on the top and bottom outside paper edges, title page, copyright page, last page, and back endpaper plus there is some very light tape staining on the front and back endpapers from where the dust jacket was taped down to the boards. The dust jacket shows only very minor overall shelf wear plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve. A book about poverty in Beijing told through a collection of short stories about life of a young boy growing up in a poor Beijing neighborhood. By the author of "Two Years in the Melting Pot." Glossary, 313p. SCW06417 
Price: 4.00 USD
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999: New Stories of Horror and Suspense, Sarrantonio, Al (Edited by)
4 999: New Stories of Horror and Suspense
Sarrantonio, Al (Edited by)

Avon Books New York 1999
Hard Cover
Very Good, Very Good
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
First Edition
0380977400 / 9780380977406
Signed


C5 - A first edition hardcover book in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has label on the back, dust jacket and book have some bumped corners, light discoloration and shelf wear. SIGNED by David Morrell, and Joe R. Lansdale. A short novel by William Peter Blatty, Novellas by Joe R. Lansdale, David Morrell, Joyce Carol Oates, Novelettes by Ramsey Campbell, Stephen King, Thomas Ligotti, Eric van Lustbader, Thomas F. Monteleone, Kim Newman, F. Paul Wilson, Gene Wolfe, Stories by Edward Bryant, P.D. Cacek, Nancy A. Collins, Thomas M. Disch, Neil Gaiman, Ed Gorman, Rich Hautala, T.E.D. Klein, Edward Lee, Bentley Little, Dennis L. McKiernan, Tim Powers, Al Sarrantonio, Peter Schneider, Michael Marshall Smith, Steven Spruill, Chet Williamson. 9.5"x6.5", 665 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. EC44121BB 
Price: 35.00 USD
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999: New Stories of Horror and Suspense, Sarrantonio, Al (Edited by)
5 999: New Stories of Horror and Suspense
Sarrantonio, Al (Edited by)

Avon Books New York 1999
Hard Cover
Very Good, Very Good
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
First Edition
0380977400 / 9780380977406
Signed


C5 - A first edition hardcover book in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket and book have some bumped corners, light discoloration and shelf wear. SIGNED by David Morrell, and Joe R. Lansdale. A short novel by William Peter Blatty, Novellas by Joe R. Lansdale, David Morrell, Joyce Carol Oates, Novelettes by Ramsey Campbell, Stephen King, Thomas Ligotti, Eric van Lustbader, Thomas F. Monteleone, Kim Newman, F. Paul Wilson, Gene Wolfe, Stories by Edward Bryant, P.D. Cacek, Nancy A. Collins, Thomas M. Disch, Neil Gaiman, Ed Gorman, Rich Hautala, T.E.D. Klein, Edward Lee, Bentley Little, Dennis L. McKiernan, Tim Powers, Al Sarrantonio, Peter Schneider, Michael Marshall Smith, Steven Spruill, Chet Williamson. 9.5"x6.5", 665 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. EC44122BB 
Price: 35.00 USD
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999: New Stories of Horror and Suspense, Sarrantonio, Al (Edited by)
6 999: New Stories of Horror and Suspense
Sarrantonio, Al (Edited by)

Avon Books New York 1999
Hard Cover
Very Good, Very Good
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
First Edition
0380977400 / 9780380977406
Signed
Remainder

BU0 - A first edition hardcover book in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Book has remainder mark on the bottom, some light stains on the page edges, dust jacket and book have some bumped corners, light discoloration and shelf wear. SIGNED by F. Paul Wilson, David Morrell, and Joe R. Lansdale. A short novel by William Peter Blatty, Novellas by Joe R. Lansdale, David Morrell, Joyce Carol Oates, Novelettes by Ramsey Campbell, Stephen King, Thomas Ligotti, Eric van Lustbader, Thomas F. Monteleone, Kim Newman, F. Paul Wilson, Gene Wolfe, Stories by Edward Bryant, P.D. Cacek, Nancy A. Collins, Thomas M. Disch, Neil Gaiman, Ed Gorman, Rich Hautala, T.E.D. Klein, Edward Lee, Bentley Little, Dennis L. McKiernan, Tim Powers, Al Sarrantonio, Peter Schneider, Michael Marshall Smith, Steven Spruill, Chet Williamson. 9.5"x6.5", 665 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. EC42695BB 
Price: 50.00 USD
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7 A Backward View: Stories and Poems
Scheel, Mark

5th Street Irregulars Press/Leathers Publishing Leawood, Kansas, USA 1997
Hard Cover
Very Good-, Very Good-
5.75"x8.75"
First Edition
1890622168 / 9781890622169

Ex-Library

BX5 - A hard cover first edition withdrawn ex-library book in good+ to very good- condition. Stated first edition with no additional printings indicated. A tight, clean, sound copy in black vinyl covered boards with gold lettering on the spine and on the front with very minor overall shelf wear with the dust jacket endflaps glued to the front and back fixed endpapers plus there are the usual library stamps and label on the top outside paper edges, the front free endpaper, and the title page. The dust jacket shows very minor overall shelf wear with a library label on the back plus the front and back endflaps are glued to the fixed endpapers. A collection of short stories and poetry by a Kansas writer and poet. 113p. SCW10128 
Price: 4.00 USD
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A Bell Ringing in the Empty Sky: The Best of the Sun (Volume II), Safransky, Sy (Edited by)
8 A Bell Ringing in the Empty Sky: The Best of the Sun (Volume II)
Safransky, Sy (Edited by)

MHO and MHO Works San Diego, California 1987
Trade Paperback
Very Good, No Jacket as Issued
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

0917320123 / 9780917320125
Signed


BX6 - A trade paperback book in very good condition that has some light stains on the page edges, light rubbing and scratches, light discoloration and shelf wear. SIGNED by Jimmy Santiago Baca on page 247. A Bell Ringing in the Empty Sky: The Best of the Sun (Volume II). It is a colleciton of humanistic poems, essays, and other writings. The contributors are Jimmy Santiago Baca, Lightning Brown, Rob Brezsny, Christopher Bursk, Elizabeth Rose Campbell, David C. Childers, David Citino, C. B. Clark, John Cotterman, Cindy Crossen, Rameshwar Das, Hal J. Daniel III, Adam Fisher, roxy Gordon, Karl Grossman, David M. Guy, Francesca Hampton, Ric Haynes, Leslie Woolf Hedley, Art Hill, Frank Holyfield, Ron Jones, Harry Knickerbocker, David Koteen, Stephen March, Lorenzo W. Milam, Stephanie Mills, Carl Mitcham, Leslea Newman, Peter Ray, Priscilla rich, J. W. Rivers, Leonard Rogoff, John Rosenthal, Howard Jay Rubin, Virginia L. Rudder, Roger Sauls, Michael Shorb, Kathleen Snipes, Pat Ellis Taylor, Barbara Tyroler, Mark Weinkle, Irving Weiss, and Thomas Wiloch. 9"x6", 492 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. SCW12083 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9 A Close Shave with the Devil: Stories of Dublin
May, Ena

LilliputPress Dublin, Ireland 1998
Trade Paperback
Very Good-, 
5.5"x8.5"

1901866173 / 9781901866179

Ex-Library

BZ6 - A tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps with very minor overall shelf wear with a heavy clear plastic lamination applied to the covers plus there are the usual library stamps and labels on the back cover, the top outside paper edges, the front endpaper, and the title page plus there is some light yellowing on the top outside paper edges. A collection of short stories set in late 1940s Dublin by a noted Irish playwright and director. 159p. SCW12171 
Price: 6.00 USD
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10 A Coat of Many Colours
Samuel, Edwin

Abelard-Schuman New York, New York, USA 1960
Hard Cover
Good+, Good+
5.5"x7.75"
First Edition


Ex-Library

CB1 - A tight, clean, sound copy with minor overall shelf wear, DJ endflaps are glued to the inside surfaces of the boards, usual library stamps and labels on the front & back surfaces of the front endpaper, the half title page, & table of contents page, some very light yellowing on the outside paper edges. The DJ some moderate overall rubbing plus there is some light soiling overall, some very, very light edge wear along the top and bottom edges that is heavier with some light chipping on the back bottm edge plus the endflaps are glued to the inside surfaces of the boards, some light edge wear & chipping on the inside edges of the front & back endflaps, original library mylar sleeve. SCW07449 
Price: 6.00 USD
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11 A Complicated Situation: Stories
Mullen, Jane

Southern Methodist University Press Dallas, Texas, USA 1998
Hard Cover
Very Good-, Good+
5.75"x8.5"
First Edition
0870744313 / 9780870744310

Ex-Library

CB2 - A tight, clean, sound copy with very minor overall shelf wear with the dust jacket endflaps glued to the front and back fixed endpapers plus there are the usual library stmaps and label on the top outside paper edges, the front free endpaper, and the title page. The dust jacket shows minor overall shelf wear with some very, very light fading on the spine plus the front and back endflaps are glued to the fixed endpapers plus there is a library label on the back plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve. A collection of nine short stories by a noted writer of the form. SCW10607 
Price: 5.00 USD
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12 A Fanatic Heart: Selected Stories of Edna O'Brien
O'Brien, Edna

Farrar Straus Giroux New York, New York, USA 1984
Hard Cover
Very Good, Very Good
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall
First Edition
0374153426 / 9780374153427



CE5 - A hard cover first edition book in very good plus condition. A tight, clean, sound copy quarter bound in green cloth with blue paper covered boards and gold lettering on the spine with minor shelf wear and a gift inscription on the front endpaper.This is a collection of stories from a widely acclaimed Irish author. These are wide-ranging stoies, most of which are set in western Ireland where the author grew up. A skilled short story writer. 461p. SCW00645 
Price: 7.00 USD
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13 A Gathering of Ghetto Writers: Irish, Italian, Jewish, Black, and Puerto Rican
Miller, Wayne (editor)

New York University Press New York, New York, USA 1972
Trade Paperback
Very Good, No Jacket as Issued
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

0814753582 / 9780814753583



CG1 - A trade paperback book in very good condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in illustrated white wraps with only very minor overall wear plus some light rubbing of the front cover. A collection of minority experiences, stories, essays, sections of novels, poems and a play that illustrate the similarities within the American experience that all these groups have shared in the ghettos and tenements of America's urban centers. 442p. SCW02082 
Price: 8.00 USD
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14 A Glimpse of Sion's Glory
Colegate, Isabel

Penguin Books New York, New York, USA 1986
Trade Paperback
Very Good, No Jacket as Issued
12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall

014008374X / 9780140083743

Remainder

CG2 - A trade paperback book in very good condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in color illustrated white and orange wraps with very minor overall shelf wear with a small remainder mark on the bottom outside paper edges plus there is some very light yellowing on the top outside paper edges. A collection of three novellas that each illuminate the individual and his era form within and also contrast the tragi-comedy of human foibles with the pain and depth of human love. The author is a winner of a W. H. Smith Annual Literary Award. By the author of "The Blackmailer," "A Man of Power," "The Great Occasion," "Agatha," "News from the City of the Sun," and "The Shooting Party." 153p. SCW10549 
Price: 3.50 USD
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A Gram of Mars, Hagenston, Becky
15 A Gram of Mars
Hagenston, Becky

Sarabande Books Louisville, Kentucky 1998
Trade Paperback
Very Good, No Jacket as Issued
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

1889330221 / 9781889330228
Signed
Ex-Library

CG3 - An ex-library trade paperback book in very good condition that has library markings (labels, stamping, cardholder, etc.), bumped corners, wrinkling and crease, light discoloration and shelf wear. SIGNED by A.M. Homes on the foreword page. Story selection by A. M. Homes. A collection of short stories by a noted writer of the form. The author is a winner of a Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction. 9"x6", 172 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. SCW13227 
Price: 10.00 USD
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A Hard Time to Be a Father, Weldon, Fay
16 A Hard Time to Be a Father
Weldon, Fay

Bloomsbury Publishing New York, New York, USA 1998
Hard Cover
Good, Very Good
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
First American Edition
1582340110 / 9781582340111

Ex-Library

CG5 - A tight, clean, sound copy in black paper covered boards with gold lettering and a graphic on the spine with a bookmark ribbon with minor overall shelf wear plus the book is very, very slightly shelf cocked plus the dust jacket mylar sleeve endflaps are glued to the inside surfaces of the front and back fixed endpapers plus there are the usual library stamps and label on the top outside paper edges, the front free endpaper, the title page, and the back free endpaper. The dust jacket shows very minor overall shelf wear plus there is a library label on the back plus mylar sleeve endflaps are glued to the fixed endpapers plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve. A collection of short stories by a noted New Zealand author. by the author of "The Fat woman's Joke," "Down Among the Women," "Female Friends," "Affliction," "Splitting," and "Worst Fears." 242p. SCW07434 
Price: 3.50 USD
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A Horse of Another Color, Osborn, Carolyn (Stories by)
17 A Horse of Another Color
Osborn, Carolyn (Stories by)

University of Illinois Press Chicago 1977
Trade Paperback
Good, No Jacket as Issued
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

0252006720 / 9780252006722
Signed by Author


A4 - A trade paperback book signed by author in good condition that has has peeling, chipping and tear on the front top left corner, chipping and wear on the edges, corners and sides, creases on the front bottom, gutters and spine, previous owner's name written on the half title page, foxing on the page edges, some stains, moderate discoloration and normal shelf wear. Carolyn Osborn writes about a variety of characters, including young wives and old, real cowboys and imitation ones, teachers who are still learning their lessons and others who prefer not to learn. 8"x5.5", 130 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. EC468BB 
Price: 15.00 USD
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A Hot and Sultry Night for Crime, Deaver, Jeffery (Edited by)
18 A Hot and Sultry Night for Crime
Deaver, Jeffery (Edited by)

Berkley Prime Crime New York 2003
Hard Cover
Near Fine, Near Fine
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
First Edition
0425188396 / 9780425188392
Signed by Author


Z6 - A first edition hardcover book SIGNED by Jeffery Deaver on the title page in near fine condition in near fine dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket and book have some light shelf wear. Also SIGNED by Jeffery Deaver. David Handler, and Toni L.P. Kelner on their respective story page. A Hot and Sultry Night for Crime is a steamy collection of original stories by mystery's finest authors: Jeffery Deaver, David Handler, Ronnie Klaskin, Toni L.P. Kelner, Suzanne C. Johnson, Loren D. Estleman, John Lutz, Gary Brandner, Mat Coward, Angela Zeman, Robert Lee Hall, Tim Myers, G. Miki Hayden, Jeremiah Healy, Alan Cook, David Bart, Ana Rainwater, Sinclair Browning, Marilyn Wallace, and Carolyn Wheat. 8.75"x5.75", 385 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. EC8452BB 
Price: 35.00 USD
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19 A Matter of Pride and Other Stories
Mohr, Nicholasa

Arte Publico Press Houston, Texas, USA 1997
Hard Cover
Good, Good
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

1558851631 / 9781558851634

Ex-Library

BU5 - A hard cover no additional printings indicated withdrawn ex-library book in very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in black cloth covered boards with silver lettering and a graphic on the spine with very minor overall shelf wear plus the usual library label, marks, and stamps on the front endpaper and top outside paper edges plus the dust jacket endflaps are glued down to the inside surfaces of the boards. The dust jacket shows no visible signs of wear plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve plus the endflaps are glued down to the inside surfaces of the boards. A collection of short stories by a noted Latina author These stories are told with wry humor and a surprising turn of events and show another dimension of people who struggle to triumph over their hostile and sometimes bizarre predicaments. The author is a National Book Award Finalist, a winner of the School Library Journal Best Book award, A Best Book for Young Adults award from the American Library Association, and a Parents' Choice Remarkable book for Literature award. By the author of "Nilda," "In Nueva York," "Rituals of Survival," "Felita," and "El Bronx Remembered." 191p SCW04622 
Price: 7.00 USD
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A Merry Band of Murderers: An Original Mystery Anthology of Songs and Stories, Bishop, Claudia and Bruns, Don (Edited by)
20 A Merry Band of Murderers: An Original Mystery Anthology of Songs and Stories
Bishop, Claudia and Bruns, Don (Edited by)

Poisoned Pen Press Scottsdale, Arizona 2006
Paperback
Very Good, No Jacket as Issued
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall


Signed
Advance Reading Copy (ARC)

AM5 - An uncorrected proof paperback book in very good condition that has a few light smudges, some bumped corners, wrinkling and crease, light discoloration and shelf wear. SIGNED by Jeffery Deaver, Jim Fusilli, Val McDermid, Peter Robinson, Rhys Bowen and John Lescroart on their respective story pages. Stories by: Claudia Bishop, Don Bruns, Robert Rosenwald, Bill Moody, Rupert Holmes, Rhys Bowen, John Lescroart, Jim Fusilli, Mary Anna Evans, Nathan Walpole, Peter Robinson, Jeffery Deaver, Tom Corcoran, and Val McDermid. 8.5"x5.5", 311 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. EC12066BB 
Price: 25.00 USD
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