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No one has ever escaped the brutal convict labor camp at Five Shadows--but Corey Bowen is ready to die trying. Beaten nearly to death after his last ...Show synopsisNo one has ever escaped the brutal convict labor camp at Five Shadows--but Corey Bowen is ready to die trying. Beaten nearly to death after his last escape attempt, Corey will have help this time--from a lady with murder on her mind and a debt to pay back. But Bowen won't leave the corrupt desert hell behind him without a few scores settled--permanently. (May)Hide synopsis
Description:Harper Johnson. Very Good Plus. A nice clean copy with some...Harper Johnson. Very Good Plus. A nice clean copy with some faint stress creases at corners of the front cover which are a bit soft.
Description:NEAR FINE. SIGNED by the Author NF. Bright, clean, square,...NEAR FINE. SIGNED by the Author NF. Bright, clean, square, uncreaded and probably unread. Published in March, 1857, one year following the extremely rare hardback whose price is now stratospheric. Signed on the title page. Author's 3rd book.
Description:Dust Jacket Included. Signed by Author(s) Signed by Author....Dust Jacket Included. Signed by Author(s) Signed by Author. first edition, book in good condition: missing early pages, have page 1 of the story, spine slightly loose, and back 4 pages are loose, and tape stain in the back and front cover. DJ very good with stain and wear along the edge and slight fading on the spine.
Description:Dust jacket ONLY. A very good example of the dj. (Faint damp...Dust jacket ONLY. A very good example of the dj. (Faint damp stain at base of spine spreading a little more than an inch to either side. A few short edge tears & glue stains running vertically at edge of dj. flaps where the flaps had once been glued down) Author's THIRD book. A western. A scarce dust jacket in quest of a hardcover match.
Description:Very Good. FIRST EDITION. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company,...Very Good. FIRST EDITION. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1956. 213 pp. First edition, first printing. (Dated title page with matching date on copyright page. ) Very Good condition hardcover in about Very Good dust jacket. Clean, bright pages. Top edge has a number of small ink blots. Former owner's name on half-title. Dust jacket lightly chipped at top edge; some rubbing to front panel; back panel has wear spot, light scratching; price-clipped. Jacket is mylar-protected. A nice copy. The third of author Elmore Leonard's rare Westerns, especially uncommon in collectible condition.
Description:First edition. Fine with ink owner name on front pastedown in...First edition. Fine with ink owner name on front pastedown in near fine dustwrapper with a little rubbing on the front panel, and two tiny tears barely worthy of mention. The third of the author's three Houghton Mifflin hardcover westerns, from early in Leonard's career. He has gone on to become one of the most successful mystery novelists working today, and several of his works have been adapted to film. Only a small number of hardcover copies of this edition were printed, and most of them went to libraries (when copies surface on the market they usually have replaced endpapers and remnants of library markings). A superior copy of a notable rarity, avidly sought by both western and mystery collectors. See this book in 3D on our site.
Description:First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Very Good...First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Very Good plus in a Very Good or better dust jacket. Faint ring stain on the front board, light foxing to the top page edges, else book is bright and clean. Jacket is chipped at the heel, with some associated shallow creasing, and several tiny closed tears at the extremities. A very presentable copy of what is, in our experience, perhaps the author's rarest title, much more difficult than the already-scarce American edition published by Houghton Mifflin. Leonard's third novel, a Western, the only copy we have ever seen.
Description:The uncorrected proof copy of the third Western by the late...The uncorrected proof copy of the third Western by the late creator of Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, of Justfied fame. Precedes his first mystery by over a decade, his first bestseller by over two decades, and Justified by more than half a century. Rare: we have never seen another proof copy of any of Leonard's Westerns offered for sale, and Houghton Mifflin was not even routinely doing bound proofs for all its titles at that time. There were probably only a couple of dozen of these produced and, given the format and fragility of this item, it's unlikely that many others have survived, if any. 7" x 11" ringbound galley sheets, printed on rectos only. The label affixed to the cardstock cover gives a publication date of 1955 (the book was actually published in 1956) and, in pencil "May 1." Also in pencil on the front cover label is written "The Westerners"--an alternate title, or an indication of the genre, for marketing purposes? The covers show some extremely slight creasing; still a remarkably fine copy, with the covers crisp, the fragile plastic ring spine intact. Housed in a custom quarter leather clamshell case.
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