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cover of Women Listening to the Rain Tree (The True 1st Edition, in Japanese, 1/15 Copies with Artist's Signed Bound-In Silkscreen)

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Japan, 1982. Boards. Fine/Fine. WARMLY INSCRIBED BY KENZABURO OE TO JEAN STEIN (AUTHOR OF "EDIE: AN AMERICAN GIRL"), DECLARING HIS LOVE FOR WILLIAM FAULKNER (WHO JEAN STEIN, FAMOUSLY, WAS INVOLVED WITH AT THE TIME). IN ADDITION, THIS IS COPY #6 OF ONLY 15 ISSUED WITH AN ORIGINAL BOUND-IN SILKSCREEN CREATED AND SIGNED BY OE. An all-but-pristine copy to… Read more
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cover of The Time That I Was Really Young (The True 1st Edition, in Japanese)

The Time That I Was Really Young (The True 1st Edition, in Japanese)

by Kenzaburo Oe

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Published
1992
Condition
Fine
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NZ$1,591.90

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Japan, 1992. Cloth. Fine/Fine. INSCRIBED BY KENZABURO OE TO JEAN STEIN (AUTHOR OF "EDIE: AN AMERICAN GIRL") IN YEAR-OF-PUBLICATION. An all-but-pristine copy to boot of the genuine 1992 1st edition, published in its native Japanese. Clean and Fine in a crisp, Fine dustjacket AND a Near Fine example of the publisher's printed obi (wraparound band) hugging the dustjacket.… Read more
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cover of Oeuvres Completes

Oeuvres Completes

by Rabelais

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Published
1942
Condition
Fine
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NZ$79.60

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Paris: Biliotheque de la Pleiade (Gallimard), 1942. Leatherette. Fine/Near Fine. A gorgeous copy of the 1942 1st thus and 1st incarnation in the Bibliotheque de la Pleiade series. Clean and Fine in a crisp, Near Fine to Fine dustjacket. And including the uncommon onion-skin outer dustjacket and the publisher's original card slipcase. Beautifully preserved.
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cover of Les Freres Karamazov -- Les Carnets des Freres Karamazov/Nietotchka/Niezvanov

Les Freres Karamazov -- Les Carnets des Freres Karamazov/Nietotchka/Niezvanov

by Dostoievsky

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Published
1959
Condition
Near Fine
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NZ$159.19

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Paris: Bibliotheue de la Pleiade (Gallimard), 1959. Leatherette. Near Fine/Near Fine. 1959 translation (by H. Mongault) in the elegant Bibiotheque de la Pleiade series of Dostoevsky's towering achievement. Clean and Near Fine in a crisp, Near Fine dustjacket. Thick 16mo in its dark leatherette. Introduction by Pierre Pascal, bibliography by Sylvie Luneau.
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cover of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

by Mark Twain

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Published
1885
Condition
Very Good +
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NZ$7,959.50

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New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. Decorative Cloth. Very Good +. Edward Kemble. A handsome copy of the correct 1885 1st edition, 1st issue, with the major agreed-upon issue points all present. These include: 1) Table visible underneath bust of Twain; 2) Heliotype Printing Co. imprint; 3) Heading on Pg. 9 for Ch. 6 reads "decided";… Read more
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cover of Burmese Days

Burmese Days

by George Orwell

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Published
1949
Condition
Very Good
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NZ$159.19

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London: Secker and Warburg, 1949. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. The 1949 1st thus (or 1st edition of the "Uniform" ed.). Solid and VG (with light offsetting at the panel edges) in a bright, price-intact, VG dustjacket, with light chipping --and one small closed tear-- along the spine crown and light rubbing and soiling to the panels. Still though,… Read more
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cover of 79 Park Avenue

79 Park Avenue

by Harold Robbins

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Published
1955
Condition
Very Good
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NZ$318.38

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1955. Boards. Very Good/Very Good. INSCRIBED BY HAROLD ROBBINS on the front free endpaper. A tight, solid copy to boot of the 1955 stated 1st edition. Clean and VG (a light band of offsetting along the top-edges, light fading along the spine) in a crisp, price-clipped, VG dustjacket, with light chipping at the… Read more
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Dildo Cay

by Nelson Hayes

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Published
1940
Condition
Near Fine
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NZ$795.95

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Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1940. Pictorial cloth. Near Fine/Very Good +. The 1940 1st edition of what has to be one of the great titles of all time for a conventional, serious novel. Clean and Near Fine in a crisp, price-intact, VG+ dustjacket, with very light creasing along the edges. "Ainsworths do not marry for love. They choose their… Read more
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cover of Reflexiones Sobre la Muerte de Mishima

Reflexiones Sobre la Muerte de Mishima

by Henry Miller

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Published
1983
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NZ$79.60

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Mexico: Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Mexico, 1983. A clean, solid copy of the 1983 stated 2nd edition. Bright and VG in its pictorial wrappers, with very light chipping at the foot of the spine and light creasing to the rear panel's lower-tip. Translated from its original English by Jose Vicente Anaya, who also contributed Notes and the Appendix.… Read more
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cover of Lars Porsena or the Future of Swearing and Improper Language

Lars Porsena or the Future of Swearing and Improper Language

by Robert Graves

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Published
1927
Condition
Very Good +
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NZ$159.19

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London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co, 1927. Hardcover. Very Good +/Very Good +. A very solid copy of the 1927 1st edition. Tight and VG+ (faint, small former owner name and date at the front free endpaper) in a crisp, VG+ dustjacket, with light soiling to the front panel and one very small, neat cut the shape… Read more
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cover of The Waif Woman (In Dustjacket)

The Waif Woman (In Dustjacket)

by Robert Louis Stevenson

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Published
1916
Condition
Very Good +
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NZ$79.60

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London: Chatto & Windus, 1916. Hardcover. Very Good +/Very Good. The 1916 1st edition of this "folk tale of old Iceland in the author's best manner, which has lately been discovered among the papers of the late Mrs. Stevenson, and is now for the first time issued in book form" (from the dustjacket's front cover). Solid and VG+… Read more
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cover of Nikolai Gogol

Nikolai Gogol

by Vladimir Nabokov

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Published
1944
Condition
Near Fine
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NZ$159.19

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Norfolk, Connecticut: New Directions, 1944. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. A crisp, very sharp copy of the 1944 1st American edition (with the $1.50 price AND 5 titles listed on the half-title's verso). Tight and Near Fine in a bright, price-intact, Near Fine to Fine dustjacket. 12mo, part of New Directions' wonderful "Makers of Modern Literature" series. Truly a… Read more
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Miss Lonelyhearts (First Edition Library)

by Nathanael West

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Condition
Fine
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NZ$79.60

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New York: Collectors Reprints, Inc. (First Edition Library). Cloth. Fine/Fine. A pristine copy of the facsimile re-issue by Collectors Reprints/The First Edition Library. Fine in a bright, Fine dustjacket. And including an immaculate example of the publisher's slipcase.
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cover of Four Letters by Oscar Wilde Which Were Not Included in the English Edition of "De Profundis"

Four Letters by Oscar Wilde Which Were Not Included in the English Edition of "De Profundis"

by Oscar Wilde

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Published
1906
Condition
Very Good +
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NZ$238.79

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Privately Printed, 1906. Original wraps. Very Good +. Uncommon 1906 booklet including for the first time the 4 "De Profundis" supplementary letters. Crisp and VG+ in its olive-green, stapled wrappers, with 2 very small, neat tape ghosts at the bottom corners. Still though, very presentable. 12mo, 34 pgs.
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cover of Gone With the Wind -- Special 50th Anniversary First Edition Facsimile (Still In Its Original Shrinkwrap)

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1986. Cloth. Fine/Fine. Ther 1986 "Special 50th Anniversary First Edition Facsimile", still in its original shrinkwrap, with the gold seal (price sticker) on the front cover. An all-but-pristine copy. Clean and Fine in a crisp, Near Fine dustjacket, with just a touch of spotting to the rear cover.
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NZ$397.98
cover of Palimpsest

Palimpsest

by H.D. (Hilda Doolittle)

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Published
1926
Condition
Near Fine
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NZ$795.95

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Paris: Contact Editions, 1926. Original wraps. Near Fine. The 1926 1st American edition of H.D.'s (Hilda Doolittle's) first published novel, originally issued out of Paris by Contact Editions. An impressive copy. Crisp and VG+ to Near Fine in its beige wrappers, with very light soiling to the panels. "Printed at Dijon (France) by Maurice Darantiere"
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cover of Light in August

Light in August

by William Faulkner

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Published
1932
Condition
Very Good +
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NZ$159.19

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New York: Harrison Smith & Robert Haas, 1932. Cloth. Very Good +. A solid copy of the 1932 stated 1st printing. Tight and VG to VG+ in its oatmeal cloth, with light scuffing to the panels and light wear at the spine crown. Still though, very presentable and, internally, clean as could be, with no writing or markings… Read more
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cover of Wolf Willow: A History, A Story, and a Memory of the Last Plains Frontier

Wolf Willow: A History, A Story, and a Memory of the Last Plains Frontier

by Wallace Stegner

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Published
1962
Condition
Near Fine
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NZ$79.60

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New York: The Viking Press, 1962. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good +. A sharp copy of the 1962 1st edition. Clean and Near Fine to Fine in a crisp, price-intact, VG+ dustjacket, with one small closed tear and very light offsetting at the front panel, and just a touch of light soiling to the rear panel. Very presentable.
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cover of The Collected Works in English -- 9 Separate Volumes

The Collected Works in English -- 9 Separate Volumes

by Paul Valery

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Condition
Near Fine
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NZ$795.95

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Pantheon Books/Princeton University Press. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. An impressive selection from Paul Valery's "The Collected Works in English", which constitutes Bollingen Series #45. Here offered are 9 volumes in the series: Vols. 1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13 and 15. They're all in solid, very presentable condition and each includes its handsome, Paul Rand-designed dustjacket.… Read more
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cover of The Soft Machine

The Soft Machine

by William Burroughs

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Published
1958
Condition
Near Fine
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NZ$477.57

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London: Calder and Boyars, 1958. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good +. INSCRIBED BY WILLIAM BURROUGHS on the title page. A very solid copy to boot of the 1968 1st UK --and 1st revised-- edition. Tight and Near Fine in a crisp, price-intact, VG+ dustjacket, with light wear --and just a touch of creasing-- along the panel edges and very… Read more
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