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cover of Short Stories

Short Stories

by Boyle, Kay

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1929
Edition
First Edition
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NZ$4,028.50

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Paris: The Black Sun Press, 1929. First Edition. First edition. Copy #39 of 150 copies on Hollande Van Gelder Zonen to be sold at the bookshop of Harry F. Marks in New York. [viii], 55, [3] pp. Bound in publisher's wraps in glassine, housed in gold foil chemise with ribbon ties. Near Fine in glassine with a very small… Read more
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cover of White Noise

White Noise

by DeLillo, Don

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1985
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
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NZ$2,014.25

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New York: Elizabeth Sifton Books / Viking Penguin Inc, 1985. First Edition. Near Fine/Very Good+. First edition, first printing. Signed by the author and inscribed to a former owner on the half-title page. Near Fine with light toning, remainder marks to bottom textblock edge and several page corners creased. Price-sticker removal evidence to front pastedown and small marginal… Read more
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NZ$2,014.25
cover of The Old Man and the Boy

The Old Man and the Boy

by Ruark, Robert

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1957
Edition
First Edition
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NZ$322.28

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New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1957. First Edition. Hardcover. First edition. [xii], 302 pp. Bound in publisher's brown cloth with silver and peach stamping. Near Fine with small stain on top edge, former owner's name on front free endpaper, in Near Fine unclipped dust jacket, small closed tear near head, spine panel toned. An autobiography about growing up… Read more
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cover of Watts Poets and Writers: A Book of New Poetry and Essays

Watts Poets and Writers: A Book of New Poetry and Essays

by Troupe, Quincy [Editor]; Elaine Brown; Milton McFarlane; Clyde E. Mays; Fanita; Eric Priestley; Ojenke; Blossom Powe, C.K. Moreland; Lance Jeffers; Vallejo; Herbert A. Simmons; Leumas Sirrah; K. Curtis Lyle; Stanley Crouch; Lino; Cleveland Sims; ridhiana;

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1968
Edition
First Edition
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NZ$4,028.50

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[Los Angeles]: Quincy Troupe, 1968. First Edition. First edition. Signed by Quincy Troupe, poet and biographer of Miles Davis; inscribed to photographer and filmmaker Sedat Pakay, "Keep on pushin!" with Troupe's address and phone number written below. His collected poetry from the past 50 years was released in 2022 by Seven Stories Press, Duende. 90, [4] pp. Bound in… Read more
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cover of The New Negro: An Appreciation

The New Negro: An Appreciation

by Locke, Alain [Editor], Reiss, Winold [Artist]

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Published
1925
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First Edition
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NZ$9,668.40

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New York: Albert and Charles Boni, 1925. First Edition. Very Good+. First edition. Bound in publisher's original blue paper-covered boards over buckram spine cloth lettered in blue. Very Good+ with toning to spine, wear to and slight sunning to covers, rubbing through at edges. Pages toned and with light sporadic foxing. Uncommon in such nice condition. The leading… Read more
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cover of From Superman to Man

From Superman to Man

by Rogers, J.A.

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Published
1917
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NZ$5,639.90

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[np]: J.A. Rogers, 1917. First edition. 128 pp. w/ publisher's announcement tipped-in to last page's margin. Bound in publisher's brown cloth with black lettering. Very Good+ with slightly soiled cloth, light rubbing along edges. Rare.The Jamaican-American writer's first book, a self-published attack on racist ideas about Black people in the form of a series of fictional dialogues. He would… Read more
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cover of Passing

Passing

by Larsen, Nella

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1929
Condition
Fair
Edition
First Edition
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NZ$20,142.50

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1929. First Edition. Fair. First edition, first printing. Bound in publisher's original black cloth ruled in red with silver lettering. Fair, with light staining to cloth. Cloth rubbed through at corners and edges, superficial splits to top of spine joints and a horizontal split to cloth partially across the top of the spine,… Read more
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cover of The Chinaberry Tree

The Chinaberry Tree

by Fauset, Jessie

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1932
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
NZ$7,251.30

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London: Elkin Matthews & Marrot, 1932. First Edition. Very Good. First British edition, first printing. Bound in publisher's original blue cloth with spine lettered in black. Very Good with worming to cloth, spine sunned and worn at ends. Contents toned and lightly foxed. A novel of the Harlem Renaissance about about black middle class families in the northeast… Read more
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cover of Mama Black Widow

Mama Black Widow

by Iceberg Slim

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1969
Edition
First Edition
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NZ$322.28

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Los Angeles: Holloway House Publishing Co, 1969. First Edition. First edition. 312, [8] pp. Bound in publisher's wraps. Good with corner creasing to front wrap and first few pages, wear to wraps, a few corner creased pages, pages toned with age.
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cover of The Unsleeping Sword

The Unsleeping Sword

by Trease, Geoffrey

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1934
Edition
First Edition
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NZ$402.85

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London: Martin Lawrence, 1934. First Edition. First edition. 84 pp. Wraps. Very Good with slightly toned and stained wraps, nice shape overall. A rare collection of five short stories from '30s working-class London full of striking workers, fascist blackshirts, communists, and clashes in the streets. The author was quite prolific, publishing 113 books during his lifetime, mostly for children.… Read more
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NZ$402.85
cover of Blood Meridian

Blood Meridian

by McCarthy, Cormac

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1985
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
NZ$6,445.60

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New York: Random House, 1985. First Edition. Very Good/Very Good. First edition, first printing. Bound in publisher's crimson cloth quarter cloth over red paper covered boards, spine lettered in gilt, ruled in red. Very Good with lean to spine, light soiling to textblock edge and remainder mark to top edge. Bookstore rubber stamp blacked out in marker on… Read more
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cover of The Bold Saboteurs

The Bold Saboteurs

by Brossard, Chandler

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1953
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
NZ$241.71

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New York: Farrar, Straus and Young, 1953. First Edition. First edition. [viii], 303 pp. Bound in publisher's slick russet cloth with black and white spine lettering. Corners slightly bumped, else Fine, in Very Good+ spine-sunned dust jacket, faint scratch to front panel, unclipped. A now-obscure but important early Beat novel.
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NZ$241.71
cover of The Laughter of My Father

The Laughter of My Father

by Bulosan, Carlos

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1944
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
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NZ$563.99

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New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1944. First Edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition. [x], 193 pp. Original red cloth, spine lettered in yellow. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket with a few short closed tears and a crease to the back panel, bright and unfaded. An attractive copy. A novel composed of sketches of family life, some… Read more
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cover of Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

by Bronte, Charlotte [pseud Currer Bell]

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1848
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Third Edition
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NZ$20,142.50

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London: Smith, Elder and Co, 1848. Third Edition. Very Good. Third edition, published one year after the first. Three volumes, bound in early 20th-century half red morocco over marbled paper boards, all edges marbled. Near Fine with light rubbing to bindings, evidence of bookplate removal from front pastedowns, pages lightly toned.
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cover of All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See

by Doerr, Anthony

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
2014
Edition
First Edition
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NZ$1,047.41

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New York: Scribner, 2014. First Edition. First edition. Signed by Anthony Doerr on the title page at a Portland Literary Arts event, dated Nov. 15, 2015, with a brief inscription to former owner. Ticket to event and program laid in at front. [viii], 531 pp. Bound in publisher's blue boards with powder blue cloth backstrip lettered in blue. Fine… Read more
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cover of The Sheltering Sky

The Sheltering Sky

by Bowles, Paul

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1949
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First American Edition
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NZ$2,417.10

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New York: New Directions, 1949. First American Edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. First American edition, first printing. Bound in publisher's original tan cloth, with spine stamped in black and blue. Near Fine with strips of browning to edges of front and rear free endpapers, pages toned. In a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket designed by Alvin Lustig, with several… Read more
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cover of The Painted Bird

The Painted Bird

by Kosinski, Jerzy

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1965
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
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NZ$2,417.10

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Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1965. First Edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition, first printing, first issue with the top line of page 270 also appearing at the top of page 271, though the line on page 270 crossed out in pencil. A presentation copy signed in the year of publication by Jerzy Kosinski, "For Mr. Harold D. Klipstein… Read more
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cover of South Street

South Street

by Smith, William Gardner

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1954
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
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NZ$2,417.10

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New York: Farrar, Straus and Young, 1954. First Edition. Near Fine/Very Good. First edition, first printing. Bound in publisher's original black cloth-affect boards over green spine cloth lettered in black. Near Fine in a Very Good+ unclipped dust jacket with a rubber stamp number to the front panel, light toning, soiling and wear, creases to the flaps, sunning… Read more
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cover of Some Go Up

Some Go Up

by Tupper, Samuel, Jr.

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1931
Edition
First Edition
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NZ$201.43

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New York: Robert M. McBride & Company, 1931. First Edition. First edition. [viii], 288 pp. Bound in publisher's green cloth with red lettering. Near Fine with a little sunning to spine cloth through the jacket, former owner's name written in impeccably neat art deco script on front free endpaper (everyday people's penmanship used to be used to be excellent,… Read more
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cover of Go Tell It on the Mountain

Go Tell It on the Mountain

by Baldwin, James

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1953
Edition
Advance Reading Copy
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NZ$15,308.30

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1953. Advance Reading Copy. Advance reading copy, issued to reviewers before publication of the first edition, with alternate artwork not used in the first edition. [x], 303, [1] pp. Perfectbound in publisher's illustrated wraps. Very Good, dampstain to front wrap; spine sunned, creased, and rubbed along edges. Slight curling to front wrap, wear at… Read more
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NZ$15,308.30