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The Victor Book for Boys 1975, Anon
1 Anon The Victor Book for Boys 1975
Great Britain D. C. Thompson 1975 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
glossy cover .We provide delivery tracking on US orders. Contains illustrated stories like " The Pigeon that won the V.C., Build a Battle Gun, The Sea shall not have them, Gorgeous Gus, Killer Kennedy R.N, and many others. Scarce. 
Price: 11.97 USD
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Army Fun, July-August 1961, Vol. 5 No. 11, Birman, Samuel (editor)
2 Birman, Samuel (editor) Army Fun, July-August 1961, Vol. 5 No. 11
New York Feature Publications, INc. 1961 First Edition; Various Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Army Fun is a comic published with comic illustrations, articles, and jokes. Cover edges have wear. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition. Scarce.; Comics; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 96 pages 
Price: 18.97 USD
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The Monster Men, Burroughs, Edgar Rice & Frank Frazetta
3 Burroughs, Edgar Rice & Frank Frazetta The Monster Men
Ace Books 1963 0441061826 / 9780441061822 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Original 1963 first edition. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition. Leaves beginning to darken from age. They called him Number Thirteen, the latest and best of Dr. von Horn's attempts to create life from chemicals. He found himself an almost-human on von Horn's hideaway jungle island off the coast of Borneo. He saw the monsters that had preceded him and grew used to those dreadful travesties of humanity. Not until Number thirteen met the American girl who was von Horn's prisoner did he realize how different he was from the others. Then, monster or not, he turned against his master and his "brothers" and threw in hhis lot with the girl in a desperate attempt to escape the island of terror. First paperback printing, Ace F-182 ; Ace SF Classic, F-182; Ilustrations; 6.30 X 4 X 0.50 inches; 159 pages 
Price: 16.97 USD
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Superman Memorial Set, comics, D.C.
4 comics, D.C. Superman Memorial Set
DC Comics Inc. 1992 Memorial Edition; First Impression Paperback As New with no dust jacket 
Black plastic with red and white print. Never opened! ! ! Includes #75 comic with fold out back cover, full color poster, stamps, obituary, mouring armband, and skybox trading card. Rare. This book is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition. We provide delivery tracking on US orders.; Magazine 
Price: 14.97 USD
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Superman Memorial Set, comics, D.C.
5 comics, D.C. Superman Memorial Set
DC Comics Inc. 1992 Memorial Edition; First Impression Paperback As New with no dust jacket 
Black plastic with red and white print. Never opened! ! ! Includes #75 comic with fold out back cover, full color poster, stamps, obituary, mouring armband, and skybox trading card. Rare. This book is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition. We provide delivery tracking on US orders.; Magazine 
Price: 11.97 USD
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Straight  (Author Signed), Francis, Dick
6 Francis, Dick Straight (Author Signed)
Putnam 1989 0399134700 / 9780399134708 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Inscribed by Author "Bill and Debbie, Hi. Dick Francis". Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book.Ex-jockey, Derek Franklin, inherits his brother's jewellery business, mistress and some shadowy business associates. When expensive diamonds go missing, his only hope of survival is to identify his brother's enemies. From the author of "The Edge" and "Odds Against".From the authors obit: Richard Stanley Francis, jockey and writer, born 31 October 1920; died 14 February 2010. Dick Francis, who has died aged 89, was a unique figure, a champion steeplechase jockey who, without any previous apparent literary bent, became an international bestselling writer, the author of 42 crime novels, selling more than 60m copies in 35 languages. Right from the start, with Dead Cert in 1962, the Dick Francis thriller showed a mastery of lean, witty genre prose reminiscent – sometimes to the point of comic parody – of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett. It was an American style that many clever people in England had attempted to reproduce without much success, and it was a wonder how a barely educated former jump jockey was able to do the trick with such effortless ease. People said his highly educated wife wrote the books for him. It was a mystery that was never satisfactorily solved. However, After his wifes death in 2000, when no new crime novels appeared, it looked as if Mary might have written them. But then, six years later, Francis came out of retirement to produce Under Orders, which had all the old Francis flavour. The next year, 2007, he published Dead Heat, then Silks (2008) and Even Money (2009).The most dramatic incident in his racing career was also a mystery. In the Grand National at Aintree in 1956, his mount Devon Loch, the Queen Mother's horse trained by Peter Cazalet, had jumped all the fences and, well ahead, only 50 yards from the finish, without another horse near him, suddenly collapsed and was unable to continue. The plots (of Francis' books, too, ran to a formula. Some reviewers protested that racing could not be as crooked as depicted in the Francis novels, but real life (as in the case of the Shergar kidnapping) came in to prove how realistic his stories were. Born at Coedcanlas Farm in the Pembrokeshire village of Lawrenny, Francis came from a line of farming gentry and horsemen. His father was a show rider and manager of hunting stables, his grandfather a farmer and gentleman jockey. Uncles on both sides of his family were Masters of Foxhounds. The family home was a beautiful old farmhouse but it had neither gas nor electricity and was lit by candlelight. As well as the thrillers, he wrote his autobiography, The Sport of Queens (1957), and Lester (1986), a biography of Lester Piggott.. From the authors obit: Richard Stanley Francis, jockey and writer, born 31 October 1920; died 14 February 2010. Dick Francis, who has died aged 89, was a unique figure, a champion steeplechase jockey who, without any previous apparent literary bent, became an international bestselling writer, the author of 42 crime novels, selling more than 60m copies in 35 languages. Right from the start, with Dead Cert in 1962, the Dick Francis thriller showed a mastery of lean, witty genre prose reminiscent – sometimes to the point of comic parody – of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett. It was an American style that many clever people in England had attempted to reproduce without much success, and it was a wonder how a barely educated former jump jockey was able to do the trick with such effortless ease. People said his highly educated wife wrote the books for him. It was a mystery that was never satisfactorily solved. However, After his wifes death in 2000, when no new crime novels appeared, it looked as if Mary might have written them. But then, six years later, Francis came out of retirement to produce Under Orders, which had all the old Francis flavour. The next year, 2007, he published Dead Heat, then Silks (2008) and Even Money (2009).The most dramatic incident in his racing career was also a mystery. In the Grand National at Aintree in 1956, his mount Devon Loch, the Queen Mother's horse trained by Peter Cazalet, had jumped all the fences and, well ahead, only 50 yards from the finish, without another horse near him, suddenly collapsed and was unable to continue. The plots (of Francis' books, too, ran to a formula. Some reviewers protested that racing could not be as crooked as depicted in the Francis novels, but real life (as in the case of the Shergar kidnapping) came in to prove how realistic his stories were. Born at Coedcanlas Farm in the Pembrokeshire village of Lawrenny, Francis came from a line of farming gentry and horsemen. His father was a show rider and manager of hunting stables, his grandfather a farmer and gentleman jockey. Uncles on both sides of his family were Masters of Foxhounds. The family home was a beautiful old farmhouse but it had neither gas nor electricity and was lit by candlelight. As well as the thrillers, he wrote his autobiography, The Sport of Queens (1957), and Lester (1986), a biography of Lester Piggott.; 1.6 x 9.3 x 6.3 Inches; 323 pages; Ex-jockey, Derek Franklin, inherits his brother's jewellery business, mistress and some shadowy business associates. When expensive diamonds go missing, his only hope of survival is to identify his brother's enemies. From the author of "The Edge" and "Odds Against".; Signed by Author 
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The LOVE SONG OF J EDGAR HOOVER, Friedman, Kinky
7 Friedman, Kinky The LOVE SONG OF J EDGAR HOOVER
Simon & Schuster 1996 0684803771 / 9780684803777 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Looks new. SIGNED. Nothing is sacred in a Kinky Friedman book. Friedman and his characters will take on any subject and have at it. Therein lies his charm. ; Kinky Friedman Novels; 1 x 9.2 x 6.2 Inches; 240 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 12.97 USD
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Esmeralda or Every Little Bit Helps, Putnam, Nina Wilcox, and Norman Jacobsen
8 Putnam, Nina Wilcox, and Norman Jacobsen Esmeralda or Every Little Bit Helps
Philadelphia, PA J.B. Lippincott Company 1918 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket Illustrated by May Wilson Preston 
Original hardback edition not a reprint. Grey boards with blue print. Dust has minor chips out at top edge. Now in Mylar protective cover. "Nina Wilcox Putnam (November 28, 1888 – March 8, 1962) was an American novelist, screenwriter and playwright. She wrote more than 500 short stories, around 1000 magazine articles, and several books in addition to regular newspaper columns, serials, comic books and children's literature. Many of her stories were made into films, including a story that was the basis for the 1932 film The Mummy starring Boris Karloff. She married four times, was estimated to have earned one million dollars from her writing, and drafted the first 1040 income tax form for the IRS." Wikipedia. ; Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 173 pages 
Price: 39.97 USD
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THe Saintly Hun, A book of German Virtues, Robinson, W. Heath
9 Robinson, W. Heath THe Saintly Hun, A book of German Virtues
London, England Duckworth & Co. 1917 First Edition; First Impression paperback Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Author 
Original wraps has color illustration of German on cloud with harp. Corners curled, minor chips at edges ,contents clean. NOT seperated from staples, no writing on pagers, etc. Very nice. Pages starting to yellow from age, but art is in great shape. Author was born 1872 and died 1944. He was from a famous British family of cartoonist and illustrators. He did many illustrated books such as The Arabian Nights (1899), Twelfth Night (1908), The Water Babies (1915), etc. He also did many wartime illustrations. This book is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition.Rare. ; Comic illustratrions; Oblong 4to 11" - 13; 48 pages 
Price: 99.97 USD
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Sidney Smith, 8 x 10 Black and White Photo signed, Smith, Sidney
10 Smith, Sidney Sidney Smith, 8 x 10 Black and White Photo signed
c1917 First Edition; First Impression Non-Book Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
This is an 8 x 10 Photo of Sidney Smith under a statue of Andy Gump holding his two dogs. (Original not a reproduction) The photo has his inscription on face that says " To John G. Kidd, Yours for Fun. Sidney Smith." Robert Sidney Smith was the creator of the great American family epic 'The Gumps'. Smith was already almost forty years old when the first panel of this strip was published, in 1917. In 1908, he published his first comic, 'Buck Nix'. When he got hired by the Chicago Tribune the name changed to 'Old Doc Yak'. In 1919, Smith was forced to abandon this strip due to the immense popularity of 'The Gumps', which had greatly boosted the Tribune's circulation. The Gump family brought Smith fame and riches, which he spent on several houses and cars. The depression of the 1930s did not affect him, for he was able to sign a new contract with the Tribune that paid him a million dollars over the next three years, plus a brand new Rolls Royce as a bonus. Driving home after having closed the deal, Sidney Smith collided with another car and was killed instantly. After that 'The Gumps' were taken over by Gus Edson.The Gumps inspired Amos 'n' Andy and thus had a huge influence on the introduction of radio serial continuity and radio-television situation comedies, as detailed by broadcast historian Elizabeth McLeod in the "Andy Gump to Andy Brown" section of her popular culture essay, "Amos 'n' Andy—In Person" and her book, The Original Amos 'n' Andy: Freeman Gosden, Charles Correll, and the 1928–43 Radio Serial (McFarland, 2005). Mainly due to the research of McLeod, Sidney Smith is now regarded as a seminal figure in 20th-century popular culture. Extremely Rare! We provide delivery tracking on US orders. Possibly no publication date in item.; Autograph; Photograph; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 1 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 129.97 USD
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Historia Del Senor De Los Milagros, Zerken
11 Zerken Historia Del Senor De Los Milagros
Lima, Peru Indari 1977 First Edition; Various Paperback Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued 
Comic like paperback book telling the story, in Spanish, of The Lord of Miracles also known as the "Christ of Miracles" which is an image painted of Jesus Christ that is venerated in Lima, Peru. The booklet (magazine) has a colorful cover with the image being painted during the 17th century by an unnamed African taken from what is now Angola to Peru as a slave. Its feast is the main Catholic celebration in Peru and one of the largest processions in the world. This book has the story and the colorful artwork on front says 77 which is assumed to be 1977. ts name originated in the 18th century during an earthquake, which destroyed most of the city leaving only that mural standing. This is considered a miraculous occurrence by many living there. Every year in October, hundreds of thousands of devotees from all races and economic backgrounds participate in a religious procession honouring the image through the streets of Lima. Boulevards are decorated in purple on October 18, 19, and 28 to celebrate the Lord of Miracles. Booklet now in archival sleeve for protection. ; Illustrated; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 40 pages 
Price: 19.97 USD
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