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1 9065Conrad, Barnaby Gates Of Fear
Thomas Y. Crowell NY 1957 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
337 pages; Very Good/No Jacket (Does have a clear plastic cover). Tiny rub to the board at bottom corner tips. Tiny bit of shelf rub at spine tips. Name on retro side of fly leaf. Very light age tan to outside page edges. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. Illustrations and photos. Beautiful illlustrated front board. Bright gilt lettering on spine. Those gates of fear and the men who wait, pale and with pounding hearts, to see what is going to come out of the dark tunnel.... the courage of men of bullfighting. 
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2 17815Coonts, Stephen Cuba; America (2 books) Jake Grafton Novels
St. Martin's Paperbacks 2000 0312971397 / 9780312971397 Paperback Very Good 
TWO BOOKS by Stephen Coonts. Very Good condition. Light reading creases. Shelf rub at edges. Solid. CUBA is a First Printing, 2000, 461 pages; AMERICA has stars next to the titles on the page that lists novels written by Stephen Coonts. 2002, 1st printing, 453 pages. Great reading! 
Price: 6.00 USD
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3 14939Crichton, Michael Timeline
Ballantine NY 2000 0345417623 / 9780345417626 1st Ballantine Edition; First Printing Paperback Fine 
496 pages; Fine condition. Full number sequence. No creases. Solid, clean. An excellent gift! A Swashbuckling novel. The present and the long ago past collide, as three young historians whisk themselves back to fourteenth-century France to rescue a friend, and engulf themselves in all manner of mind-blowing intrigue. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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4 3065Cussler, Clive; McCarthy, Paul (editor) Treasure (Dirk Pitt Adventure Ser.)
Pocket Books NY 1988 0671671138 / 9780671671136 First Printing Paperback Near Fine 
547 pages; Near Fine condition. No creases. Soft bump top corner tip. Solid, Clean. Gift Quality. An ancient ship found in Greenland's frozen wastes. the priceless splendors of a lost civilization. A plot to plunge the world into bloody chaos! 
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5 3014Erickson, John R. The Case Of The Double Bumblebee Sting (hank The Cowdog Ser., No. 22)
Puffin Books NY 1999 0141303980 / 9780141303987 First Printing Paperback Fine Illustrated by Holmes, Gerald L. (Illustrator) 
114 pages; Fine condition. NO creases. An excellent gift! A Solid, Clean copy. When Hank the Cowdog sticks his nose where it doesn't belong - into an old pipe behind the machine shed - he gets more than he bargained for. 
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6 11282Jennings, John The Raider, A novel of World War I, The Chronicle of a Gallant Ship
Popular Library NY 1963 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good 
224 pages; Very Good condition. Very shallow reading creases. A bit of shelf rub to cover edges. Some figures written in ink, and a small red ink stain, to back inside cover. Solid, otherwise clean. Beautiful art work. A tale of adventure at sea in the grand tradition. The vivid and suspenseful story of the gallant Cruiser Emden and the greatest single exploit of World War I. An exciting novel based on exciting fact. 
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7 8655Namioka, Lensey The Samurai And The Long-nosed Devils
Dell NY 1979 0440976820 / 9780440976820 First Printing Paperback Near Fine 
170 pages; Near Fine condition. No creases. One tiny shelf rub to bottom edge of front cover. Solid, clean. Laurel-Leaf chooses books that are suitable for young readers. Chaos ruled Japan in the sixteenth century. The country had been torn by civil wars. Fuedal lords had been overthrown, and countless samurai were left with allegiance to no master. These soldiers of fortune, known as ronin, roamed the country looking for work and adventure. 
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8 15265Nordhoff, Charles; Hall, James Norman Mutiny on the Bounty
International Collectors Library NY 1960 Reprint; First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
337 pages; Very Good Plus/No Jacket. International Collectors Edition. Attractive gilt illustrated dark green boards with gilt lettering. Gilt top page edges. Ribbon bookmark. Just a bit of shelf rub to top spine edge and spine tips. Solid binding and hinges. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. An excellent gift! The great classic of mutiny at sea on the ficticious HMS Bounty. 
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9 11108Robeson, Kenneth Hex - Doc Savage Adventures #37
Bantam NY 1969 1st Bantam Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
120 pages; Very Good Plus condition. No creases. Un-read tight. Pages lightly aged tanning evening. A bit of rub to cover edges. Solid, clean. Great art to cover. First book publication, originally published in Doc Savage Magazine, Nov. 1939. Bantam H4707, $0.60 cover price. To the world at large, Doc Savage is a strange, mysterious figure of glistening bronze skin and golden eyes. To his amazing co-adventurers - the five greatest brains ever assembled in one group-he is a man of superhuman strength and protean genius, whose life is dedicated to the destruction of evil-doers. 
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10 9859Stover, Leon; Harrison, Harry Stonehenge
Sphere London 1973 0722143591 / 9780722143599 1st Sphere Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
237 pages; Very Good Plus condition. THIS IS A PAPERBACK - NOT A HARDCOVER! Light front hinge crease. No spine creases. Just a bit of shelf rub at spine tips. Solid, cean. This rousing adventure story set in the Europe of 1473 B. C. Above all sets out to entertain. But it also has a rather more serious purpose - to expound another theory about the reasons for the building of the fascinating stone circles... 
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