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1919

by DOS PASSOS, John

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Published
1932
Edition
First Edition
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New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1932. First Edition. First printing. Octavo; orange cloth, titles stamped in silver on spine and front cover; 473pp. Tight and clean, with just mild external wear and soil; spine cloth sunned, with fading to spine lettering; Very Good, lacking the dustwrapper. The second volume in Dos Passos' acclaimed "USA Trilogy.
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cover of The Big Money

The Big Money

by DOS PASSOS, John

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Published
1936
Edition
First Edition
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NZ$120.14

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New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1936. First Edition. First printing. Octavo; blue cloth, titles stamped in silver on spine and front cover; 561pp. Tight and clean, with board corners just touched; titling remains bright and unfaded on spine and front cover; Near Fine, lacking the dustwrapper. The third volume in Dos Passos' acclaimed "USA Trilogy.
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cover of Doctor Brodie's Report

Doctor Brodie's Report

by BORGES, Jorge Luis (stories); DI GIOVANNI, Norman Thomas (translation)

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Published
1972
Edition
First American Edition
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NZ$72.08

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New York: E.P. Dutton & Co, 1972. First American Edition. First Printing. Octavo (24cm); black and brown cloth-covered boards, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; 128pp. Barely perceptible sunning to upper edge of boards, else Fine in a Near Fine, unclipped dustwrapper (priced $5.95 at base of front flap). Collection of 11 stories, Borges's first to be… Read more
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cover of El Otoño del Patriarca

El Otoño del Patriarca

by GARCIA MÁRQUEZ, Gabriel

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Published
1975
Edition
First Spanish Edition
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NZ$720.81

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Barcelona: Plaza & Janes, 1975. First Spanish Edition. First printing. Octavo. Green cloth hardcover in dustjacket and clear acetate protector (as issued); 271pp. Tight, fine copy, with bookseller's ticket of Macondo Books (New York) affixed to front endpaper. In the original pictorial dustwrapper, mildly toned on spine panel and extremities, but still Near Fine and retaining the publisher's wrap-around… Read more
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cover of Extraordinary Tales

Extraordinary Tales

by BORGES, Jorge Luis and Adolfo Bioy Casares (Anthony Kerrigan, transl)

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Published
1971
Edition
First English Language Edition
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New York: Herder & Herder, 1971. First English Language Edition. First printing. Octavo; cloth hardcover; dustjacket; 144pp. Tight, Near Fine copy in lightly rubbed but unclipped dustwrapper (priced $5.50 on front flap). From the library of Puerto Rican poet, essayist and educator Robert [aka Roberto] Márquez, with his ownership signature in ink on front endpaper.
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cover of Fanon. A Novel

Fanon. A Novel

by WIDEMAN, John Edgar

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Published
2008
Edition
First Edition
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Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2008. First Edition. First printing. Octavo; cloth-backed boards (hardcover); 229pp. Fine and unmarked, in unclipped dustwrapper (priced $24.00 on front flap), barely edge-rubbed and with a slight crease at base of front flap, still very Near Fine.
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One Hundred Years of Solitude

by MÁRQUEZ, Gabriel García (novel); RABASSA, Gregory (translation); PACKER, Neil (illustrator)

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Published
2006
Edition
First Folio Society Edition
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NZ$240.27

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London: The Folio Society, 2006. First Folio Society Edition. Tall octavo (25.25cm); full dark green cloth, with titling and pictorial elements stamped in white and gilt on spine and front cover; pictorial endpapers; publisher's original pictorial slipcase; [x],401,[5]pp, with color frontispiece and decorative elements by Neil Packer. Fine in a very Near Fine slipcase, with a few faint, tiny… Read more
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cover of The Burning Plain and Other Stories

The Burning Plain and Other Stories

by RULFO, Juan (stories); SCHADE, George D. (translation); OLIVER, Kermit (illustrations)

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Published
1970
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Austin: University of Texas Press, 1970. Second Printing. Octavo (21cm); orange cloth, blocked and titled in black and gilt on spine; dustjacket; xvi,175,[1]pp, with frontispiece and illustrations by Kermit Oliver. Upper right corner of front board gently tapped (though still sharp), faint foxing to upper edge of textblock, else Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $5.00), gently spine-sunned and… Read more
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cover of Culture, Tradition and Society in the West African Novel

Culture, Tradition and Society in the West African Novel

by OBIECHINA, Emmanuel

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Published
1975
Edition
First Edition
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NZ$56.06

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Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1975. First Edition. First Printing, wrappered issue. Octavo (22.75cm); original pictorial card wrappers; x,296pp. Light wear to extremities, upper right corner of front wrapper and first few pages gently bumped, with a hint of sunning to spine; clean throughout; Very Good+ or better. The Nigerian author's lengthy and detailed study of the West African novel,… Read more
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cover of Xala

Xala

by OUSMANE, Sembène (novel); WAKE, Clive (translation)

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Published
1976
Edition
First American Edition
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NZ$64.07

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Westport, CT: Lawrence Hill & Company, Publishers, Inc, 1976. First American Edition. First Printing. Octavo (21.5cm); purple cloth, with titles stamped in black and gilt on spine; dustacket; [viii],114,[6]pp; illus. Hint of sunning to upper board edges, else Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $5.95), gently spine-sunned, a bit edgeworn and dust-soiled, with a few small tears and attendant creases;… Read more
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cover of Heart of Aztlan

Heart of Aztlan

by ANAYA, Rudolfo

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Published
1979
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Berkeley: Editorial Justa Publications, Inc, 1979. Second Printing of the wrappered issue. Octavo (22.75cm); pictorial card wrappers; [vi],209,[1]pp. Touch of waviness to wrappers, light wear to extremities; Near Fine. "A novel that further probes into the spiritual identity of Aztlán and expands its meaning through multiple dimensions. Harsh barrio realities coexist with superstition, legend, myth, dreams and unexplained phenomena"… Read more
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cover of The Suffrage of Elvira [Signed]

The Suffrage of Elvira [Signed]

by [LITERATURE] NAIPAUL, V.S. [Vidiadhar Surajprasad, Sir]

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Published
1958
Edition
First Edition
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NZ$2,402.70

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London: Andre Deutsch, 1958. First Edition. Signed by Naipaul on title page (undated). First impression. Crown octavo (19cm). Publisher's blue buckram, titled in gilt on spine; dustjacket; 240pp. A tight, square copy with just mild wear at bottom board edges; Near Fine. In the original pictorial dustwrapper, unclipped (priced 15s net at base of front flap), lightly rubbed at… Read more
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cover of The Celestial Omnibus

The Celestial Omnibus

by FORSTER, E. M.

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Published
1911
Edition
First Edition
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NZ$800.90

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London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1911. First Edition. First printing. Octavo (19cm). Original pale brown cloth, stamped in gilt on front and spine, top edge gilt; grey pictorial endpapers; [viii], [164], [4]pp; 4pp of publisher's ads at front, list of Forster's works opposite t.p. Bookseller's ticket of W. Heffer & Sons, Cambridge. Straight, tight, and unfaded, though gently rubbed at… Read more
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cover of The Tyger Voyage

The Tyger Voyage

by ADAMS, Richard (author) and Nicola Bayley (illustrator)

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Published
1976
Edition
First American Edition
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NZ$40.05

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1976. First American Edition. First Printing. Octavo (26cm); green pictorial boards titled in orange on the front cover and white on spine; dustjacket; 31pp. Fine. The dustjacket is unclipped (priced $6.95). Fine. Fourth book by the author of Watership Down and Plague Dogs.
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cover of The Voice of the Dolphins

The Voice of the Dolphins

by SZILARD, Leo

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Published
1961
Edition
First Edition
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NZ$96.11

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London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1961. First Edition. First printing. 12mo (20.5cm). Red paper over boards, in yellow dust jacket; 176pp. Bookplate of James G. Mead. Straight and clean, lightly rubbed, with spotting to edges of textblock and to endpapers: Very Good. Jacket unclipped, priced 15/-; lightly rubbed and chipped at edges, spine darkened: Very Good. Science fiction… Read more
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cover of One Hundred Dollar Misunderstanding: A Novel

One Hundred Dollar Misunderstanding: A Novel

by GOVER, Robert

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Published
1962
Edition
First Edition
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New York: Grove Press, Inc, 1962. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (21cm); cloth-backed boards with titles stamped in gilt on spine; grey topstain; dustjacket; [6],7-192pp. Tight, fine copy in Near Fine, unclipped (priced $3.95) dustwrapper with two small spots of ink to rear panel (probably offsetting from the binder). Gover's first book, a send-up of Eisenhower-era conformism and hypocrisy;… Read more
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In the Land of Dreamy Dreams: Short Fiction

by GILCHRIST, Ellen

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Published
1982
Edition
First U.K. Edition
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NZ$160.18

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London: Faber and Faber, 1982. First U.K. Edition. Octavo (20.5cm). Blue cloth hardcover; dustjacket; 167pp. Bookplate signed by the author loosely laid-in at title page. A fine, unread copy in the original dustwrapper, unclipped (priced £6.50 at base of front flap), unfaded and very fine. Lovely copy of the Mississippi-born author's critically-acclaimed first book, published in America a year… Read more
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cover of New Mysteries of Paris

New Mysteries of Paris

by GIFFORD, Barry

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Published
1991
Edition
First Edition
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NZ$160.18

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Livingston, MT: Clark City Press, 1991. First Edition. First printing, limited issue. No. 34 of 100 signed, hardcover copies. Octavo (22cm). Burgundy cloth hardcover; marbled slipcase; 82pp. Illustration by Russell Chatham. Fine, apparently unread copy in pristine slipcase; Near-New.
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cover of Phil Carver: a Romance of the War of 1812

Phil Carver: a Romance of the War of 1812

by [AMERICAN FICTION] SHERMAN, Andrew M.

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Published
(1902)
Edition
First Edition
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Morristown, NJ: George H. Sherman, (1902). First Edition. First printing. Small octavo (19cm). Publisher's tan cloth, titles stamped in white on spine and front cover; 290pp. Author's presentation inscription on a tipped-in sheet at front endpaper, dated 1905. Tight, clean, and unmarked; Very Good or better. An uncommon work of American historical fiction, with a Maine setting.… Read more
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cover of Where I'm Calling From: Selected Stories

Where I'm Calling From: Selected Stories

by CARVER, Raymond

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Published
1991
Edition
First Edition
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New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1991. First Edition. First printing. Octavo (24cm); quarter purple cloth over tan cloth-covered boards; dustjacket; 431pp. Fine, straight copy; in the original pictorial dustwrapper, unclipped (priced $24 on front flap), faintly creased at extremities, still Near Fine. Posthumously-published stories selected by Carver before his death.
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