RARA-AVIS: Rare finds

From: dermdocsx2 (dermdocsx2@cox.net)
Date: 03 Apr 2009

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    Thought the group would appreciate this. All found during a half-hour session browsing through an Orange County, California library bookstore:

    - a 1989 first edition hardcover of Fast Fade, the ninth book in the L.A. PI Jacob Asch series by the recently deceased Arthur Lyons, good condition, signed by the author with a personal inscription to someone named Ed Quinn

    - a 2006 hardcover reissue of the late Ross Thomas's 1978 Chinaman's Chance, in the Wu/Durant series, very good condition, with a new introduction by the author Susan Isaacs

    - a 1965 hardcover collection of all five Dashiell Hammett novels, fair condition, no dustjacket, with a short introduction and remembrance by Lillian Hellman, written especially for that collection

    - a 1992 first edition hardcover of The Long-Legged Fly, the first book in James Sallis's Lew Griffin cycle, very good condition, from the personal collection of a lady from Birmingham, Alabama

    Price for all four books: $1.50
    (Lyons and Thomas: 2 for $1, Hammett and Sallis: $.25 each)


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