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JIMMY TOPPER AND THE VIRTUOUS ALIEN, Blanton, Carl
1 JIMMY TOPPER AND THE VIRTUOUS ALIEN
Blanton, Carl
A Blanton Book, 2005, 1932738150 / 9781932738155

First Edition, Mass Market Paperback, Very Fine, No Jacket. Book. 
Paperback, first printing. Very fine (unread) condition. A boy enlists the help of an alien to get his injured parents to the alien's spaceship for medical treatment after a car-crash and evade the authorities also looking for the alien's spaceship. A self-published novel.

002930

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WEB: UNTOUCHABLE, Brown, Eric
2 WEB: UNTOUCHABLE
Brown, Eric
Orion Dolphin Press, 1997, 1858815282 / 9781858815282

First Edition, Pictorial Cover, Very Fine, No Jacket. Book. Fangorn
Hardcover copy in pictorial boards without jacket as issued. First edition and first printing. Very fine (unread) copy. Book 3 in The Web juvenile series. Other authors in this shared-world series include Stephen Baxter, Stephen Bowkett, Eric Brown, Peter Hamilton and Maggie Furey.

000533

Price: 35.00 USD
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CONQUERING KILMARNIE, Cave, Hugh B.
3 CONQUERING KILMARNIE
Cave, Hugh B.
Macmillan Company, 1989, 0027177815 / 9780027177817

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Van Wright, Cornelius
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated First Edition with "1" present in complete number line. Jacket shows some light edgewear, otherwise clean without tears with original $13.95 price intact. Young adult novel by this noted and award-winning horror novelist. Semi-autobiographical tale about two boys living on a Jamaican coffee plantation. One is white, the other black. Peter suffers from the loss of his mother and brother. His father is emotionally absent, torn by grief and loss. Zackie is a fiercely independent island boy. This is a strong, character driven novel about friendship and it's power to heal.

004719

Price: 30.00 USD
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ARTEMIS FOWL: THE ETERNITY CODE, Colfer, Eoin
4 ARTEMIS FOWL: THE ETERNITY CODE
Colfer, Eoin
Puffin Books, 2003, 0670913529 / 9780670913527

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Fleetwood, Tony
Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. (Precedes the Miramax U.S. edition.) Stated First Edition with "1" present. The third book in the immensely popular Artemis Fowl juvenile series, preceded by Artemis Fowl (2001) and The Arctic Incident (2002). Page block is tonned by age (normal for books manufactured without using the acid-base page washing process), else a fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. A straight, square copy without marks or inscriptions with original price intact.

004791

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CARL'S AFTERNOON IN THE PARK (SIGNED), Day, Alexandra
5 CARL'S AFTERNOON IN THE PARK (SIGNED)
Day, Alexandra
Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1991, 0374311099 / 9780374311094

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, No Jacket. Book. Day, Alexandra
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated first edition on copyright page. Color illustrated boards without dustjacket as issued. Signed by Alexandra Day on the front free endpaper with the author's unique dog's paw page stamp. Illustrated in full color by the author. Minor bumping at top and bottom edges of spine with some faint rubbing at tips, else fine copy without any previous owner's marks or inscriptions. (Difficult to find children's books without inscriptions.)
Signed by Author(s)
003518

Price: 45.00 USD
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A WIZARD ALONE, Duane, Diane
6 A WIZARD ALONE
Duane, Diane
Harcourt, Inc., 2002, 0152045627 / 9780152045623

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Near Fine. Book. Andrews, Vaughn
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Very lightly bumped at tips and head and heel of spine panel with associated jacket crinkling, else a fine copy in near fine jacket. A clean, square copy without price-clipping. The sixth book in Duan's extremely popular Young Wizards series. Scarce to find this Young Adult title without the usual dedications to children. Award History: 2003 Locus Poll Award Nominee for Best Young Adult Novel (lost to Coraline by Neil Gaiman).

004268

Price: 15.00 USD
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FAR SIDE OF EVIL [THE], Engdahl, Sylvia Louise
7 FAR SIDE OF EVIL [THE]
Engdahl, Sylvia Louise
Atheneum, 1971, 

First Edition, Hardcover, Near Fine, Very Good. Book. Cuffari, Richard
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Stated First Edition with original $6.50 price on jacket flap intact. Grey boards with a etch of flying saucer in red on front board. Interior drawings by Richard Cuffari. Closed, but jagged tear at top edge of spine panel near hinge. Moderate foxing to page block edges. Aside from these defects a straight, square copy and very scarce without the library stamps and markings usually found on copies of this book. Second of the Elana novels and sequel to Enchantress From the Stars (1970). Anatomy of Wonder (1987), 5-48. SF novel for teen readers and Young Adults about an extraterrestrial female agent sent to less advanced planets where her technology and science are seen as "magic" by the natives.

004265

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THIEF LORD [THE] (SIGNED), Funke, Cornelia
8 THIEF LORD [THE] (SIGNED)
Funke, Cornelia
Chicken House Scholastic Inc., 2002, 0439404371 / 9780439404372

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Birmingham, Christian
Hardcover first edition, sixth printing. First US edition and first hardcover edition. (Previously published in the UK in trade paperback.) Signed by Funke on the title page. Minor bumping on top and bottom edges of spine panel, else fine copy in fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Funke's first novel to appear in English, and the basis for the not-so-good-but-likable film in 2006. Award History: 2003 Corine Award Winner.
Signed by Author(s)
004035

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GRAVEYARD BOOK [THE], Gaiman, Neil
9 GRAVEYARD BOOK [THE]
Gaiman, Neil
HarperCollins Publishers, 2008, 0060530928 / 9780060530921

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. McKean, Dave
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Stated First Edition with "1" present in complete number line. This title is appearing in sixth printings, however this copy is a first printing. Award History: 2010 Carnegie Medal in Literature Award Winner; 2009 Newbery Medal Award Winner; 2009 Hugo Award Winner for Best Novel; 2009 Locus Award Winner for Best Young-Adult Novel; Locus Magazine 2008 Recommended Reading List - Young Adult Novels.

004100

Price: 100.00 USD
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ROBOT SANTA: THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF SANTA'S TWIN, Koontz, Dean
10 ROBOT SANTA: THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF SANTA'S TWIN
Koontz, Dean
HarperCollins Publishers, 2004, 0060509430 / 9780060509439

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Parks, Phil
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated First Edition with full number line present. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Very light jacket crinkling at head of spine panel, else a fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. A clean, square copy without the usual dedications by previous owners. Illustrated Children's story book by this noted Horror writer. Wonderfully illustrated by Phil Parks. Santa's brother, Bob, constructs an android Santa in rocket sleigh piloted by a Gorilla and eight robot reindeer. Of course, the path to you-know-where is paved with good intentions, and Bob's intentions to help his brother on Christmas Eve goes terribly wrong.

004244

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PAPER DOORWAY: FUNNY VERSE AND NOTHING WORSE [THE], Koontz, Dean R.
11 PAPER DOORWAY: FUNNY VERSE AND NOTHING WORSE [THE]
Koontz, Dean R.
HarperCollins Publishers, 2001, 0060294884 / 9780060294885

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Good, Fine. Book. Parks, Phil
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Minor edgewear along textblock and jacket edges especially at top of spine panel, small (0.5cm) pen mark on side edge of textblock at top corner, else near fine copy in near fine jacket. Black & white interior illustrations by Phil Parks. A clean, straight copy without price-clipping.

002897

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MANY WATERS, L'Engle, Madeleine
12 MANY WATERS
L'Engle, Madeleine
Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1986, 0374347964 / 9780374347963

First Edition, Hardcover, Near Fine, Near Fine. Book. Mikolaycak, Charles
Hardcover first edition, first printing. "First Edition, 1986" stated on copyright page. Not a book club, reminder or ex-library. Minor age-related wear to page block edges (normal handling for a book this age). Jacket and boards lightly bumped at upper tips and bottom of spine panel, else a near fine copy in near fine jacket. Jacket is complete with $12.95 price intact. A rare first printing that is neither price-clipped nor an ex-library copy. A straight, square copy. Full color, wrap-around cover art by Mikolaycak. Includes the "L'Engle Family Tree" of characters in the "Wrinkle in Time" series (uncredited) on the endpapers.

004574

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PIRATICA: BEING A DARING TALE OF A SINGULAR GIRL'S ADVENTURE UPON THE HIGH SEAS, Lee, Tanith
13 PIRATICA: BEING A DARING TALE OF A SINGULAR GIRL'S ADVENTURE UPON THE HIGH SEAS
Lee, Tanith
London, Hodder Children's Books, 2003, 0340854464 / 9780340854464

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Avon, John
Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. (The first US edition was published in September, 2004 by Dutton.) Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a remainder, book club or ex-library copy. Excellent Young Adult novel. "This is a novel about which the reader cannot help but feel an enormous sense of fun and warmth. The author's editorial tongue is firmly in cheek throughout, but its rip-roaring spirited and pleasurable nevertheless. Suitable for readers aged 12 and over." - John McLay.

002489

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MEANEST DOLL IN THE WORLD [THE], Martin, Ann M., Laura Godwin and Brian Selznick
14 MEANEST DOLL IN THE WORLD [THE]
Martin, Ann M., Laura Godwin and Brian Selznick
Hyperion, 2003, 0786808780 / 9780786808786

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Near Fine. Book. Selznick, Brian
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Top edge of spine panel lightly bumped due to shelving, else fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. Stated first edition with number line complete. (Copies of this title are in their 6th printings, of which this is a 1st printing.) Sequel to The Doll People (2004). Fantastical jacket and interior illustrations by Brian Selznick. Brian Selznick illustrated this children's story and is the author and illustrator for the critically acclaimed children's novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret (2008), which was made into a major film.

004369

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WIND SINGER: BOOK ONE IN THE WIND ON FIRE TRILOGY [THE], Nicholson, William
15 WIND SINGER: BOOK ONE IN THE WIND ON FIRE TRILOGY [THE]
Nicholson, William
Hyperion Books for Children, 2000, 0786805692 / 9780786805693

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Sis, Peter
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated first edition with "1" present in complete number line. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Young adult fantasy. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. A clean, straight copy without price-clipping. Jacket and interior illustrations by Peter Sis. Book One in the Wind on Fire Trilogy. Award History: 2001 Locus Poll Award Nominee (lost to Mars Crossing by Geoffrey A. Landis).

004159

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BRISINGR: INHERITANCE BOOK THREE, Paolini, Christopher
16 BRISINGR: INHERITANCE BOOK THREE
Paolini, Christopher
Knopf, 2008, 0375826726 / 9780375826726

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Pallencar, John Jude
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Stated First Edition with number "1" present in complete number line. Clean, square and unread copy in bright jacket without tears. Subtitled The Seven Promises of Eragon Shadeslayer and Saphira Bjartskular.

004567

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AMBER SPYGLASS [THE]: HIS DARK MATERIALS BOOK III, Pullman, Philip
17 AMBER SPYGLASS [THE]: HIS DARK MATERIALS BOOK III
Pullman, Philip
Knopf, 2000, 0679879269 / 9780679879268

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Rohmann, Eric
Hardcover first edition, first printing and true first edition. (Preceded the edition published in the UK by Scholastic.) Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Stated First Edition with number line complete. Faint handling related wear and smudging to page block edges, else fine copy in fine jacket. In addition, the circular cut-out in the jacket panel is intact without the usual rips and tears, a common defect with this title. A square, straight copy without the usual previous owner's marks. The US hardcover edition is currently in its fifth printing. Award History: 2001 World Fantasy Award Nominee for Best Novel (lost to joint winners Declare by Powers and Galveston by Stewart.)

004208

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SCARECROW AND HIS SERVANT [THE], Pullman, Philip
18 SCARECROW AND HIS SERVANT [THE]
Pullman, Philip
Doubleday, 2004, 038540980X / 9780385409803

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Bailey, Peter
Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. (The first US was published by Knopf in 2005.) Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Children's novel, and Pullman's first full-length novel since The Amber Spyglass. Interior and jacket illustrations by Peter Bailey.

002857

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TITAN'S CURSE: PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS BOOK 3, Riordan, Rick
19 TITAN'S CURSE: PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS BOOK 3
Riordan, Rick
Miramax Books, 2007, 1423101456 / 9781423101451

First Edition, Hardcover, Near Fine, Near Fine. Book. Rocco, John
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. State First Edition with "1" present in complete number line. The third volume in Riordan's amazing successful and entertaining Percy Jackson series. Light bumping at head and heel of spine panel with associated jacket crinkling. Jacket also shows some shallow folds at top edge. Copy shows light handling from having been read, but read carefully. Still a straight, square copy without the usual dedications by previous owners.

004266

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HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS, Rowling, J. K.
20 HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS
Rowling, J. K.
Scholastic Press, 1999, 0439064864 / 9780439064866

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. GrandPre, Mary
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first US Edition. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. The second Harry Potter novel. First printing with full number line "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 9/9 0/0 1 2 3 4, Printed in the U.S.A. 37, First American Edition, June 1999" stated on copyright page and Code 51795 above smaller barcode line present. The "Year 2" IS NOT present on the spine or jacket. (The "Year 2" was added on later printings.) If "Year 2" appears on the spine, it is not a first printing. First printing typo with "ancestor" instead of "decedent" on page 332. Blue boards with embossed diamond quilt pattern, green cloth and red end papers. Near fine copy in fine jacket. Copy shows minimal shelf wear at head and heel of spine. There is a faint smudge at top edge of the text block near the spine. This copy appears to have been read once by a very careful owner, then put away on the book shelf. This copy is bright, square and without the usual dedications inscribed by previous owners. Jacket price of $17.95 is intact, without tears or other marks. A wonderful copy, increasingly rare to find in fine condition.

004351

Price: 350.00 USD
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