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The World of Pooh: The Complete Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner

by Milne. A. A.: Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard

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Published
2010
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Special Edition
ISBN
9780525444473
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NZ$61.75

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Dutton Children's Books, 2010 Although Milne (1882-1956) wrote novels, short stories, and stage plays, these two books are what most people think of when his name is mentioned. The House at Pooh Corner (1923) and Winnie-the-Pooh (1926) were published in the sale format in 1957 and the copyright renewed in 1985. The sale item is a much later printing since… Read more
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Excursions in the Real World

by Trevor. William

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Published
1994
Condition
Fine
Edition
1st Edition
ISBN
9780679430292
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NZ$37.34

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Knopf, 1994 William Trevor (1928-2016) was born in Ireland and emigrated to England after graduation from college. He wrote over 24 story collections and is thought of as the master of the genre but he also wrote over 20 novels. The sale volume is non-fiction, essays on people in Ireland and England that he met through the years. Illustrated by… Read more
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Ulysses S. Grant: Memoirs and Selected Letters

by Grant, Ulysses S

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j. vint books
Published
1990
Condition
Fine
Edition
Eighth printing.
ISBN
9780940450585
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NZ$50.26

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New York: Library of America, 1990 U. S. Grant (1822-1885) was perhaps one of the best generals America has ever produced. He was also an excellent author. This volume contains both volumes of the Memoirs as well as the selected letters from 1839 to 1865; stated eighth printing from 1990. This is the retail version of this title (with dust… Read more
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Seamus Heaney

by Vendler, Helen

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Published
1998
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Fine
Edition
First printing.
ISBN
9780674796119
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NZ$38.77

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Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1998 This is a tribute to, as well as a biography of, the Irish poet Heaney (1939-2013) from an author who studied Heany from 1975 until his death. The book is more about the development of Heaney as a poet that simply a biography. Blue paper boards with green paper at spine; gold lettering on… Read more
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Kahlil Gibran: A Self-Portrait

by Gibran, Kahlil

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Published
1969
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Fine
Edition
Third paperbound edition, 1969.
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NZ$21.54

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New York: The Citadel Press, 1969 Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931) was a Lebanese-American poet and author most famous for The Prophet, a philosophical essay written in prose/poetry which was published in 1923. The sale item is a collection of letters by Gibran that span a period from 1904 to 1930 and "truly constitute a self-portrait in the time of his greatest… Read more
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Up in the Old Hotel

by Mitchell, Joseph

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Published
1992
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Very Good
Edition
Eighth printing.
ISBN
9780679412632
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NZ$97.65

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New York: Pantheon Books, 1992 Mitchell (1908-1996) was from North Carolina originally, but after 1930 he was associated with New York. He worked for newspapers and eventually The New Yorker magazine. The sale volume is a collection of the best of his articles from a long career, some fiction but mostly memoir. Eighth printing of the first edition with number… Read more
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Other People's Trades

by Levi, Primo

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Published
1989
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First printing.
ISBN
9780671611491
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NZ$40.21

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New York: Summit Books, 1989 Primo Levi (1919-1987) trained as a chemist, was a resistance fighter, survived the Holocaust, and eventually turned to writing. His two most famous books are Survival in Auschwitz and The Reawakening. The sale item is a collection of essays on subjects that interested him, told as only Levi could tell them. Blue paper boards with… Read more
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May This House Be Safe From Tigers

by King, Alexander

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Published
1960
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Very Good
Edition
First printing.
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NZ$43.08

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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1960 King (1899-1965) was an Austrian born American memorist, humorist, and media personality. He came to fame as a visitor to the Tonight show with Jack Parr in the 1950's. The sale book is his second memoir, the stated first edition with no additional printings listed. Blue paper boards with blue cloth at spine; gold… Read more
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Writing in an Age of Silence

by Paretsky, Sara

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Published
2007
Condition
Fine
Edition
First printing.
ISBN
9781844671229
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NZ$30.16

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New York: Verso Books, 2007 Verso Books, 2007. Fine. Verso Books, 2007. Fine. Paretsky (1948-) is known for her many V. I. Warshawski mysteries. This volume, non-fiction, is definitely a change for her. It is a memoir, an instruction manual on writing, and a commentary on the lack of freedom in Post-9/11 America; all three under one cover. The sale… Read more
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Shakespeare

by Burgess, Anthony

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Published
1970
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Very Good
Edition
First American edition, first printing.
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NZ$47.39

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf Inc., 1970 Alfred A. Knopf Inc., 1970. Very Good. Alfred A. Knopf Inc., 1970. Very Good. Burgess (1917-1993) was an English author who wrote over 70 books including novels, short story collections, plays, and non-fiction; he is probably best remembered for his novel, A Clockwork Orange, from 1962. Shakespeare was published originally in England; the… Read more
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Twenty Years A-Growing

by O'Sullivan, Maurice

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Published
1975
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Very Good
Edition
First thus, later print.
ISBN
9780192505323
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NZ$24.41

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Oxford: Oxford Unversity Press, 1975 Oxford Unversity Press, 1975. Very Good. Oxford Unversity Press, 1975. Very Good. At the age of seven, O'Sullivan (1904-1950) went to live with his grandfather on Great Blasket Island off the south-west coast of Ireland. This is his story until he left the islands for Dublin in the 1920's. Written in a magic realism style,… Read more
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Sunset and Evening Star

by O'Casey, Sean

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Published
1955
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Very Good
Edition
Later printing.
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NZ$45.96

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New York: Macmillan Company, 1955 Macmillan Company, 1955. Very Good. Macmillan Company, 1955. Very Good. Sean O'Casey (1880-1964) was an Irish author primarily known for his plays (Juno and the Paycock from 1924, The Plough and the Stars from 1926) and his six book autobiography. Sunset and Evening Star is the last book in the series, describing his love-hate relationship… Read more
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Quench the Lamp

by Taylor, Alice

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Published
1991
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Very Good
Edition
First American edition, first printing.
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NZ$22.98

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New York: St. Martin's Press, 1991 St. Martin's Press, 1991. Very Good. St. Martin's Press, 1991. Very Good. Alice Taylor is a native of County Cork, Ireland. She wrote her first book of memoirs (To School Through the Fields) in 1988. Quench the Lamp is the sequel. The sale item is the first printing of the first American edition. Green… Read more
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While Rome Burns

by Woollcott, Alexander

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Published
1935
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Very Good
Edition
First printing.
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New York: Viking Press, 1935 Viking Press, 1935. Very Good. Viking Press, 1935. Very Good. Alexander Woollcott (1887-1943) was a critic and commentator for the New Yorker Magazine. He was also a member of the Algonquin Hotel Round Table. This volume is a collection of his observations, tales, anecdotes, personal portraits, and reminiscences. This is the stated sixteenth from October… Read more
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Twenty Years A-Growing

by O'Sullivan, Maurice

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Published
1933
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Very Good
Edition
second printing.
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New York: Viking Press, 1933 Viking Press, 1933. Very Good. Viking Press, 1933. Very Good. At the age of seven, O'Sullivan (1904-1950) went to live with his grandfather on Great Blasket Island off the south-west coast of Ireland. This is his story until he left for Dublin in the 1920's. Written in a magic realism style, it was meant only… Read more
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The Thanksgiving Visitor

by Capote, Truman

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Published
1967
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Very Good
Edition
First printing.
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NZ$64.62

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New York: Random House, 1967 Random House, 1967. Very Good. Random House, 1967. Very Good. Truman Capote (1924-1984) wrote this memoir of his rural Alabama childhood in 1967; in concerns the local bully and a missing cameo. Stated first printing. Tan paper boards bound at spine in red cloth; gold lettering on spine only. Binding tight and square with no… Read more
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Confessions of a Young Man

by Moore, George

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Published
1925
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Fine
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NZ$40.21

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New York: Boni and Liveright/Modern Library, 1925 Boni and Liveright/Modern Library, 1925. Fine. Boni and Liveright/Modern Library, 1925. Fine. George Moore (1852-1933) was an Irish novelist and poet who also wrote memoirs and short stories. This memoir of his early years in Paris and London was written in 1886. No date of publication for this edition but binding is Toledano… Read more
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Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes

by Stevenson, Robert Louis

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Very Good
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NZ$25.85

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London Edinburgh New York: Thomas Nelson and Sons 0 An unusual copy of one of Stevenson's early works (originally published in 1879); blue leatherette binding with gold lettering on spine only. No date of publication but probably around 1935. No marking inside or out except for a dedication to the previous owner dated 1940 inside front board, and a bit… Read more
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The Education of Henry Adams

by Adams, Henry

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Published
1967
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Very Good
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NZ$20.11

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Modern Library, 1967 Modern Library, 1967. Very Good. Modern Library, 1967. Very Good. Henry Adams (1838 - 1918) self-published a limited edition of this book in 1907. It won the Pulitzer Prize after it was published for the general public in 1918. This is a later printing by Modern Library in Toledano #11 binding published between 1963-1967; number 76 in… Read more
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The Thurber Album

by Thurber, James

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Published
1952
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Very Good
Edition
First printing.
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NZ$33.03

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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1952 Simon and Schuster, 1952. Very Good. Thurber, James. Simon and Schuster, 1952. Very Good. Thurber, James. Thurber (1894 - 1961) was a humorist and cartoonist for The New Yorker from 1927 until his death. He perfectly depicted his frustration with the moden world in a humorous way that is still applicable today. This is… Read more
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