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Updated November 22, 2017


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SELLAMILLION [THE]: THE DISAPPOINTING OTHER TOLKIEN PARODY, Roberts, A. R. R. R. (aka Adam Roberts)
21 SELLAMILLION [THE]: THE DISAPPOINTING OTHER TOLKIEN PARODY
Roberts, A. R. R. R. (aka Adam Roberts)
Golllancz, 2004, 0575076119 / 9780575076112

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Carrel, Douglas
Hardcover UK, first printing and first edition. First published in Great Britain in 2004 by Gollancz stated on copyright page. A fine (unread) copy in fine jacket with price intact. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Interior maps by Dave Senior. By the author of The Soddit, this tells the "true" story about the "War of the Thing"...maybe. It will cause smiles and some chuckling to the Tolkien fan.

004804

Price: 20.00 USD
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SLOW REGARD OF SILENT THINGS [THE] (SIGNED), Rothfuss, Patrick
22 SLOW REGARD OF SILENT THINGS [THE] (SIGNED)
Rothfuss, Patrick
Daw Books, 2014, 0756410436 / 9780756410438

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Taylor, Nate
Hardcover first edition, first printing. First Hardcover stated on copyright page with "1" present in complete number line. Signed by Patrick Rothfuss on the half-title page.Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Jacket and interior illustrations by Nate Taylor.
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004684

Price: 45.00 USD
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PERFUME: THE STORY OF A MURDERER, Suskind, Patrick (translated by John E. Woods)
23 PERFUME: THE STORY OF A MURDERER
Suskind, Patrick (translated by John E. Woods)
Knopf, 1986, 0394550846 / 9780394550848

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Nymphe et Satrye by Antione Watteau (Louvre, Paris)
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first US edition. (Previously published in 1985 as "Das Parfum" in Germany.) First American Edition stated on copyright page. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Tiny, closed tear (0.5 cm in length) on top rear jacket panel, else a fine copy in fine jacket. This copy is clean, square and without the usual price-clipping, the original $16.95 price is intact. Page block is bright and jacket is sharp. Unusual to find this title in fine condition. Deckled edges with red dye stain on top edge of text block, in the old printing style common with books in the past. Rear jacket panel illustration mirrors the front panel except for the title "Perfume" is translated back into the original "Das Parfum" in German. Patrick Suskind is a German author and screenwriter. He's a recluse, never granting interviews or allowing photos. Wonderful condition for this book. A movie starring Dustin Hoffman was produced. Fantasy Literature 4A-240. Horror Literature 4-293. 1986 Notable Book, NY Times Book Review, 7 Dec. 1986. Award History: 1987 World Fantasy Award Winner for Best Novel.

004710

Price: 60.00 USD
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RABBIT AT REST, Updike, John
24 RABBIT AT REST
Updike, John
Alfred A. Knopf, 1990, 0394588150 / 9780394588155

First Edition, Hardcover, Near Fine, Fine. Book. 
Hardcover first edition, first printing and First Trade Edition. (A limited edition was published previously by The Franklin Library.) First Trade Edition stated on copyright page. Updike's fourth and final novel about ex-basketball player Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom, preceded by Rabbit, Run (1960), Rabbit Redux (1971) and Rabbit is Rich (1981). First printing points present: purple topstain on top edge of page block and the date "10/90" printed on lower edge of rear jacket panel indicating an October, 1990 printing. Copy shows some age and handling-related edgewear to textblock with some minor rounding of the top and bottom edges of the spine panel (caused by shelving). Slight bow to rear board. Aside from these defects a square, straight copy with jacket and original $21.95 price intact. Award History: 1991 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Fiction.

004805

Price: 50.00 USD
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MARTIAN [THE] (SIGNED & DATED), Weir, Andy
25 MARTIAN [THE] (SIGNED & DATED)
Weir, Andy
Crown Publishers, 2014, 0804139024 / 9780804139021

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. White, Eric
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first hardcover edition. Stated First Edition with "1" present in complete number line. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. (Hardcover editions are in their 17th printings and counting, of which this is a first printing.) Signed by Weir in silver ink and inscribed "4/12/14 San Francisco" on the title page. Business card for The Emerald Table also enclosed. The April 12 date is two months after it's official publication date, making this a very collectible copy. Signature only by Weir at The Emerald Table, a literature salon in North Beach, San Francisco. The Martian spent 26 weeks on various Bestseller Lists, including the NY Times. Small dent (caused by shelving) with associated crinkling at lower spine panel corner, else fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. A straight, square copy in near pristine condition. Weir studied orbital mechanics, astronomy, and the history of manned spaceflight to make the book as realistic as possible. Originally self-published on his own website in 2011 after being re-buffed by publishers, popular demand motived Weir to publish a Kindle version which recorded 35,000 downloads in a three month period. This drew the attention of Crown, who purchased the rights and re-published it in print in 2014. The novel has been optioned for The film version starring Matt Damon (originally cast for actor Aaron Paul from Breaking Bad) as marooned Martian astronaut Mark Whatney. "An excellent first novel.Weir laces the technical details with enough keen wit to satisfy hard science fiction fan and general reader alike [and] keeps the story escalating to a riveting conclusion."- Publisher's Weekly (starred review).
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004610

Price: 375.00 USD
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STRANGERS [THE]: THE BOOKS OF ELSEWHERE VOLUME FOUR (SIGNED), West, Jacqueline
26 STRANGERS [THE]: THE BOOKS OF ELSEWHERE VOLUME FOUR (SIGNED)
West, Jacqueline
Dial Books, 2013, 0803736908 / 9780803736900

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Bernatene, Poly
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Number "1" present in complete number line on copyright page. Signed and inscribed "To Whitney / Never talk to strangers" by West on the title page. Specially printed Elsewhere bookmark, in full color and laminated showing the four books in the series, is also enclosed. Fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Book Four in juvenile mystery-fantasy series which has garnered starred reviews from Publisher's Weekly, School Library Journal and the New York Times. It's a series that's "creative, exciting, hilarious, spooky, mysterious, adventurous, and heaps of fun" - KidsReads, July 1, 2010.

004798

Price: 35.00 USD
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EXTRAS (SIGNED), Westerfeld, Scott
27 EXTRAS (SIGNED)
Westerfeld, Scott
Simon Pulse, 2007, 1416951172 / 9781416951179

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. 
Hardcover first edition, first printing. State First Printing with "1" present in complete number line. Signed by Westerfeld and dated "10/8/2007" on the title page, the same month as publication, making this copy unique. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. A clean, square copy in bright, unclipped jacket. The fourth book in the Uglies series.
Signed by Author(s)
005020

Price: 45.00 USD
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GOLIATH (SIGNED), Westerfeld, Scott
28 GOLIATH (SIGNED)
Westerfeld, Scott
Simon Pulse, 2011, 1416971777 / 9781416971771

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Yuen, Sammy Jr.
Hardcover first edition, first printing with "1" present in complete number line. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. All first printing points present. Signed by Westerfield and inscribed "To Melissa / 9.29.2011" on the title page, the same month and year as publication, making this a very collectible copy. Light, handling-related wear on jacket edges, with bumping prominent at upper and lower edge of spine panel. Light wear on text block edges, again handling-related. Award History: 2009 Aurealis Winner for Young Adult Novel; 2010 Locus Award Winner for Young Adult Novel; 2010 Andre Norton Award Nominee; 2010 Ditmar Award Nominee for Best Novel.
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004885

Price: 45.00 USD
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SUNDERING [THE], Williams, Walter Jon
29 SUNDERING [THE]
Williams, Walter Jon
Earthlight, 2003, 0743461258 / 9780743461252

First Edition, Trade Paperback, Very Fine, No Jacket. Book. Warner, Bob
Trade paperback, first printing and first world edition. Very fine (unread) condition. (The US edition was published as a mass-market paperback in 2004.) Book Two of Dread Empire's Fall series, preceded by the well-received The Praxis.

002423

Price: 15.00 USD
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30 I AM THE MESSANGER
Zusak, Markus
Knopf, 2005, 0375830995 / 9780375830990

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Goldin, David
Hardcover first edition, 2nd Printing. First American Edition. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Very light edge and handling wear due to shelvling, else a fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. Jacket is clean with price intact. Page block is square and bright.

005011

Price: 35.00 USD
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EXTRAS (SIGNED), Westerfeld, Scott
EXTRAS (SIGNED)
Westerfeld, Scott
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ANCILLARY MERCY, Leckie, Ann
ANCILLARY MERCY
Leckie, Ann
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GOLIATH (SIGNED), Westerfeld, Scott
GOLIATH (SIGNED)
Westerfeld, Scott
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I AM THE MESSANGER
Zusak, Markus
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LORD FOUL'S BANE, Donaldson, Stephen R.
LORD FOUL'S BANE
Donaldson, Stephen R.
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