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[1188] Barry, Jane, A Time in the Sun Fiction, Doubleday & Company, Inc., Hard Cover, Very Good - Redish brown boards with black letting on spine; clean pages and tight spine. No dj. $7.5

[944] Barton, Beverly, Close Enough to Kill ,(821776886), Thriller, Zebra Books, Mass Market Paperback, Very Good - Advance uncorrected proof; signed by author. ''From a distance, he admires them...desires them...despises them. Then he gets...Close Enough to Kill.'' A first rate thriller. $5

[727] Bayard, Louis, The Pale Blue Eye ,(60733977), Fiction, HaperCollins, First Edition, Hard Cover, Fine - DJ protected with Brodart dj cover; excellent story $80

[1533] Bear, Greg, City at the End of Time ,(9.78035E+12), Science Fiction, Del Ray, First Edition, Hard Cover, Near Fine - Black boards with black tape binding; silver foil lettering on spine; small red remainder dot on bottom; dj is not price clipped and is protected with Brodart cover; stated First Edition. ''In a time like the present, in a world that may or may not be our own, three young people -- Ginny, Jack, and Dnaiel -- dream of a decadent, doomed city of the distant future: the Kalpa. Ginny's and Jack's dreams overtake them without warning, leaving their bodies behind while carrying their consciousnesses forward, into the minds of two inhabitants of the Kalpa -- a would-be warrior, Jebrassy, and an inquisitive explorer, Tiadba -- who have been genetically retro-engineered to possess qualities of ancient humanity. As for Daniel: He dreams of an empty darkness -- all that his future holds.'' -- from the dj $12.5

[356/495] Beauman, Sally, Destiny ,(0-553-05183-0), Romance, Bantam Books, First Edition, Hardcover, Very Good - 1st Edition; Minor Shelf Wear $5.5

[313] Bee, Helen L, The Developing Child ,(0-06-040577-5), Non-Fiction, Harper & Row, Hardcover, Good - Minor Shelf Wear $5

[1080] Bell, Geo. W., The New Crisis Non-Fiction, Moses Hull & Company, Hard Cover, Good - Brown boards with wrinkling to cloth. Edgewear to spine. Gold embossed title on spine. Tight binding. Discoloration to pages. Written on back end paper: ''Gladbrook, Iowa. April 15, 1889. We, whose names are herein subscribed agree to take of B Benn agent, or bearer one copy of The new Crisis to be equal to this the copy shown for which we agree to pay one Dollar and Twenty Five cents a copy. To be delivered about Twentieth of July 1889.'' From the Preface: ''I make no apology for presenting this volume to the public. This is an age of books, and of criticism, in which all may speak freely. I had something to say, and have said it as best I could, under the circumstances. I have written what I believe to be true, and offer it to the consideration of the public for what it is worth.'' $30

[449] Bell, Madison Smartt, All Souls' Rising ,(0-679-43989-7), Fiction, Pantheon Books, Soft Cover, Very Good - Advance Reader's Edition $5

[740] Bell, Sallie Lee, The Queen's Jest Romance, Zondervan Publishing House, Hard Cover, Good - Brown boards with gold embossing on front cover and spine; previous owner's name inside front cover; tight spine; clean copy $10

[840] Bennet, Robert Ames, For the White Christ Fiction, A.C. McClurg & Co., Hard Cover, Very Good - Illustration glued on front board; some discoloration of pages; scuff marks on spine. A story of the days of Xharlemagne. $30

[1562] Bennett, Robert Jackson, Mr. Shivers ,(9.78032E+12), Thriller, Orbit, First Edition, Hard Cover, Fine - Brown boards with brown tape binding; silver letterng on spine; dj is not price clipped and is protected with Brodart cover; stated First Edition: January 2010. ''It is the time of the Great Depression. Thousands have left their homes looking for a better life, a new life. But Marcus Connelly is not one of them. He searches for one thing, and one thing only: Revenge.'' -- from the dj $20

[1598] Benz, Derek; Lewis, J.A., The Revenge of the Shadow King ,(439795745), Fantasy, Orchard Books, First Edition, Hard Cover, Near Fine - First printing, full number line; some mnior rubbing on back cover; first book of the Grey Griffins' magical adventures. ''Max Sumner and his three best friends, Harley, Ernie, and Natalia - who form the secret club The Grey Griffins - seem to be the only people in their very normal Minnesota town to notice that strange things have started to happen.'' -- from the back cover. $5

[723] Beres, Michael, The President's Nemesis ,(1932815732), Fiction, Medallion Press, First Edition, Hard Cover, As New - Cover illustration by James Tampa; Inscribed by author; from my personal collection; 382 pages; advance chapter of ''Grand Traverse in back; dark blue boards with black backstrip $10

[311] Bergman, Abby B., Science for Children ,(0-13-795014-4), Non-Fiction, Prentice Hall, Hardcover, Very Good - Very Minor Shelf Wear $5

[1547] Birmingham, John, After America ,(9.78035E+12), Science Fiction, Ballantine, First Edition, Hard Cover, Like New - Stated First Edition; black boards with gold letteringon spine; dj protected with Brodart cover, not price clipped. ''March 14, 2003, was the day the world changed forever. A wave of energy slammed into North America and devastated the continent. the U.S. military, poised to invade Baghdad, was left without a commander in chief. Global order spiraled into chaos. Now, three years later, a skeleton U.S. government headquartered in Seattle directs the reconstruction of an entire nation -- and the battle for New York City has begun.'' -- from the dj $15

[1546] Birmingham, John, Without Warning ,(9.78035E+12), Science Fiction, Ballantine, First Edition, Hard Cover, Like New - Stated First Edition; blue boards with sliver lettering on spine; dj protected with Brodart cover; not price clipped. ''In this astounding work of alternate fiction, John Birmingham hurtles us into a scenario that is unimpaginable but shatteringly real: a world of financial ruin where a cloud of noxious waste -- from America's burning cities -- darkens Europe, while men and women in offices around the globe struggle to make decisions that cannot hold and opprotunists unlease their secret demons.'' -- from the dj $15

[1624] Bishop, Anne, Tangled Webs ,(9.78045E+12), Fantasy, Roc, First Edition, Hard Cover, Very Good - Cream boards with green tape binding; gold lettering on spine; dj is not price clipped and is protected with a Brodart cover. ''The invitation was signed Jaenelle Angelline, she who hd been both Witch and Queen. It summons her family to an entertainment she has specially prepared. Surrel SaDiablo, former courtesan and assassin, is the first to arrive. But as she and her escort enter the house, the door disappears. Surrel finds herself trapped in a nightmare created by the tangled webs of Black Widow witches -- a nightmare where the monsters are all too real. And if she uses Craft to defend herself, she risks being sealed in the house forever.'' -- from the dj $10

[369] Blair, Leona, A World of Difference ,(0-553-05387-6), Fiction, Bantam, First Edition, Hard Cover, Very Good - Cream boards with red tape binding; gold lettering on spine; dj is not price clipped; protected with Brodart cover. '''There were two women in labor that day in Brandon's Gate, one on the flats near the river where the textile workers lived, the other in one of the manions on the heights...' Sio begins this impassioned novel -- a novel that exxplores the many faces of love: erotic, enduring, obsessisve, twisted, and true -- from the author of the bestselling 'Privilege.''' -- from the dj $9

[302] Blair, Leona, Privilege ,(0-553-05132-6), Fiction, Bantam, First Edition, Hard Cover, Very Good - White boards with white tape binding; silver lettering on spine; dj shows some shelf wear; dr not price-clipped; protected with Brodart cover.. ''Privilege...It was what she longed for and fought for through a lifetime filled with ambition, love, and betrayal. Yet, it could not protect her from herself. Privilege...For the young girl, Emalie Bequier, living in a Paris slume as the First World War begins, privilege means more than money. And for the woman of wealth and power she becomes, privilege will demand the greatest sacrifice of all.'' -- from the dj $7.5

[497] Block, Lawrence, A Long Line of Dead Men ,(0-688-12193-4), Thriller, William Morrow & Company, First Edition, Hard Cover, Very Good - Black boards with red tape bmding; gold lettering on spine; dj is not price clipped and is protected with a Brodart cover. ''With 'A Long Line of Dead Men,' Scudder is confronted with a fascinating case that turns out to have enormous emotional repercussions for everyone involved. In Manhattan, thirty men have been meeting once a year for years; they form a tontine, a secret, private club, the only purpose of which is to record the passage of time and to give a toast to the joys of life. But then there men start to die at alarming rates -- and it's clear that someone is determined to kill them all.'' -- from the dj $15

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