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The Circus of Dr. Lao
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The Circus of Dr. Lao

by Finney, Charles G.; Gordon Noel Fish [Illustrator]

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Edition
First British edition
Published
1948
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London: Grey Walls, 1948. First British edition. First British edition, first printing. Signed by Charles G. Finney on the half title, inscribed to "Lester Koening - with the regards of the author Charles G. Finney / Tucson, May 18, 1949." Koening, the inscribee was an American screenwriter, film producer, and founder of the jazz record label Contemporary Records. In… Read more about this item
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Leave Her to Heaven
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Leave Her to Heaven

by Williams, Ben Ames

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Used
Edition
First edition
Published
1944
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Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1944. First edition. First edition, first printing. (All points in Johnson The Dark Page I: correct cloth design, title page dated 1944, correct size, 429 numbered pages of text, jacket priced at $2.50.) [vi], 429 pp. Bound in publisher's red cloth with black lettering. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket, small chip and tear… Read more about this item
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Not Now but Now
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Not Now but Now

by Fisher, M.F.K.

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Edition
Uncorrected galley proof
Published
1947
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New York: The Viking Press, 1947. Uncorrected galley proof. Uncorrected galley proof, issued before publication of the first edition. Signed by M.F.K. Fisher on the lower part of the front free endpaper, dated 19.IX.81, Glen Ellen (California). Bound in publisher's oblong wraps with publication info and synopsis taped to front wrap. Very Good, lean to spine, small tear along… Read more about this item
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Dracula
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Dracula

by Stoker, Bram

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Used - Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Published
1897
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London: Archibald Constable and Company, 1897. First Edition. Very Good. First edition, first issue of the classic horror novel, with one integral blank sheet following the text and no adverts at rear. Bound in publisher's original yellow cloth with red lettering, spine rebacked with original laid down and corners restored. Very Good with the usual soiling to cloth,… Read more about this item
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The Alchemist
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The Alchemist

by Coelho, Paulo

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Used - Near Fine
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Near Fine
Edition
First American Edition
Published
1993
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San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, a Division of HarperCollins Publishers, 1993. First American Edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. First American edition, first printing. Signed by Paulo Coelho and inscribed to a former owner on the half-title page. [viii], 177 pp. Bound in publisher's original dark blue paper-covered boards over dark blue spine cloth lettered in gilt. Near Fine with bump to… Read more about this item
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Swallows and Amazons
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Swallows and Amazons

by Ransome, Arthur; Helene Carter [Illustrator]

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Used
Edition
First American edition
Published
1931
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Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1931. First American edition. First American edition, first printing. 343 pp. Bound in publisher's green cloth with black lettering, yellow topstain and illustrated endpapers. Fine in very Near Fine dust jacket with a little toning to spine panel, slight wear and repair to smal tear on verso, unclipped ($2.00). An attractive copy in a very… Read more about this item
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Quatrefoil: A Modern Novel

Quatrefoil: A Modern Novel

by Barr, James; [James W. Fugate]

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Used
Edition
First edition
Published
1950
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New York: Greenberg: Publisher, 1950. First edition. First edition, first printing. [vi], 373, [5] pp. Bound in publisher's black cloth with brown stamping, green topstain. Near Fine, light foxing to fore edge, in a Very Good dust jacket, foxed and a little worn along edges, price intact ($3.00). While today it is fairly obscure, Quatrefoil was the bestselling post-WWII… Read more about this item
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The Desert of the Heart
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The Desert of the Heart

by Rule, Jane

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Edition
First Edition
Published
1964
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Cleveland & New York: The World Publishing Company, 1964. First Edition. First American edition. Signed by Jane Rule on the front free endpaper, inscribed to poet and compuer science pioneer Josephine Miles, "For Jo[,] Probably illegal "skys of [illegible] vision", but there is a "human show". Jane." 224 pp. Bound in publisher's black cloth with gilt spine lettering. Fine… Read more about this item
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A Scarlet Pansy
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A Scarlet Pansy

by Scully, Robert [Robert McAlmon]

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Published
1933
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New York: William Faro, Inc, 1933. Early printing, but not the first with title page dated 1933. 370pp. Bound in publisher's crimson cloth with paper spine label. A little bumping, else Fine and bright in the rare dust jacket, red a little sunned on spine panel, light wear to edges, price intact ($2.50). An unusually attractive copy. An important… Read more about this item
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The Revolt of the Cockroach People
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The Revolt of the Cockroach People

by Acosta, Oscar Zeta

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Used - Very Good+
Jacket Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
Published
1973
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San Francisco: Straight Arrow Books, 1973. First Edition. Very Good+/Near Fine. First edition, first printing. Signed by Oscar Zeta Acosta on the front pastedown and inscribed, "For Norm from Oscar of the Old S.F. Ex. Oct' '73 S.F." 258 pp. Bound in publisher's beige cloth decorated in blind and lettered in white on the spine. Very Good+ with… Read more about this item
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Tropic of Cancer
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Tropic of Cancer

by Miller, Henry; Anais Nin [Preface]

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Used - Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
Published
1934
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Paris: The Obelisk Press, 1934. First Edition. Near Fine. First edition, first printing of this literary high spot. One of 1,000 copies, in publisher's original printed wrappers with price of 50 fr. intact, Front wrapper printed with Maurice J. Kahane's striking crab and globe design. Near Fine with browning and light soiling to wraps, light edge wear, top… Read more about this item
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The Stranger
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The Stranger

by Camus, Albert; Stuart Gilbert [Translator]

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Used
Edition
First American edition
Published
1946
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1946. First American edition. First American edition, first printing. [vi], 155, [2] pp. Bound in publisher's beige cloth stamped in brown, red topstain. Very Good+ with toning to cloth, worn bottom corner, name written on front free endpaper, in a Very Good dust jacket, worn and a little chipped along extremities, price-clipped. The famous… Read more about this item
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Ham on Rye
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Ham on Rye

by Bukowski, Charles

Condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket Condition
Near Fine
Edition
Advance Review Copy
Published
1982
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Santa Barbara, California: Black Sparrow Press, 1982. Advance Review Copy. Near Fine/Near Fine. Advance review copy of the first edition, signed by Charles Bukowski on the title page. Bound in publisher's original pale yellow wraps with paper label on upper cover, stamped "Advance copy" in dark blue on the front free endpaper. Near Fine with offsetting from glue… Read more about this item
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Ulysses
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Ulysses

by Joyce, James; Henri Matisse [Illustrations]

Condition
Used - Fine
Edition
Signed Limited Edition
Published
1935
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New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1935. Signed Limited Edition. Fine. First illustrated edition. 373 pp. Copy number 1492 of a limited 1,500, signed by Henri Matisse. Bound in publisher's brown cloth stamped in gilt with, top edge speckled brown. Fine, with just the faintest rubbing to the gilt-covered relief on the front cover, in Near Fine publisher's… Read more about this item
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A Room of One's Own
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A Room of One's Own

by Woolf, Virginia

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Used - Near Fine
Jacket Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First Edition
Published
1929
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London: The Hogarth Press, 1929. First Edition. Near Fine/Very Good+. First edition, first printing. Bound in publisher's original salmon cloth lettered in gilt. Near Fine with ownership bookplate of writer Olga Jamison to front pastedown, light offsetting to endsheets and evidence of small appendage (bookseller ticket?) removed pastedown. In a Very Good+ unclipped dust jacket designed by Woolf's… Read more about this item
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The Short Reign of Pippin IV
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The Short Reign of Pippin IV

by Steinbeck, John

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Used - Very Good
Edition
Advance Uncorrected Proof
Published
1957
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New York: The Viking Press, 1957. Advance Uncorrected Proof. Very Good. Advance uncorrected proof of the first edition. Signed by John Steinbeck on verso of the front cover and warmly inscribed "Dear Jerry Mangini, I couldn't help this. It just came bailing out. I hope it amuses you." In publisher's original plastic comb binding with blue wrappers and… Read more about this item
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Nightwood
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Nightwood

by Barnes, Djuna

Condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
Published
1936
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London: Faber and Faber, 1936. First Edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. First British edition, first printing. Bound in publisher's original purple cloth with spine lettered in gilt. Near Fine with slight lean to binding, light foxing to cloth. Contents tanned with foxing to textblock edges and endsheets, vintage bookseller ticket to rear pastedown. In a Near Fine unclipped dust… Read more about this item
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The Pearl
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The Pearl

by Steinbeck, John

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Used - Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Published
1947
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NZ$12,802.14

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New York: The Viking Press, 1947. First Edition. Very Good. Advance uncorrected proof of the first edition. Bound in publisher's blue wrappers with two printed labels to upper cover and spine perfect bound in red cloth. Very Good with light soiling and wear to wraps, white stain to top of upper spine joint perhaps occurring during production. Pages… Read more about this item
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Of Mice and Men
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Of Mice and Men

by Steinbeck, John

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Used - Near Fine
Jacket Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
Published
1937
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New York: Covici Friede, 1937. First Edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition, first printing, first issue with "pendula" on page 9, and a bullet between the two 8's of the page number on page 88. Signed by John Steinbeck on the front free endpaper and inscribed to a former owner. 186 pp. Bound in publisher's cloth stamped in… Read more about this item
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The Outsiders
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The Outsiders

by Hinton, S. E.

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Used - Near Fine
Jacket Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
Published
1967
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New York: The Viking Press, 1967. First Edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition, first printing. Bound in publisher's original black cloth with spine lettered in red. Near Fine with light rubbing to lettering on spine. In a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with trivial toning, light wear and a small patch of light rubbing to the top left… Read more about this item
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