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A PASSIONATE PILGRIM, and Other Tales

by James, Henry Jr.

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Published
1875
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NZ$1,066.11

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1875. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1875. Original terra-cotta cloth, beveled. First Edition of Henry James's first book, which consisted of only 1,500 copies. This is a collection of six tales that had appeared in American periodicals (mostly the Atlantic Monthly) over the preceding years. In 1873 James's father wrote him to say that he… Read more
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MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE OF WILLIAM COLLINS, Esq., R.A.

by Collins, W. Wilkie

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Published
1848
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NZ$992.59

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1848. With Selections from his Journals and Correspondence. By His Son. [in Two Volumes.] London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1848. 32 pp Vol I ads dated April 29, 1848. Original blind-stamped dark purple-brown cloth. First Edition of Wilkie Collins's first book -- a memoir of his father the landscape and genre painter, the popularity of… Read more
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THE WHITE PEACOCK

by Lawrence, D.H.

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Published
1911
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NZ$4,337.98

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1911. A Novel. New York: Duffield & Company, 1911. Original light blue-grey cloth decorated in white and black and with lettering in white. First Edition of D.H. Lawrence's first book, which he began in 1906 (at age 20) and rewrote several times; it is the tale of a love triangle, between Laetitia (DHL's working title for the… Read more
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DESPERATE REMEDIES

by Hardy, Thomas

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Published
1898
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NZ$147.05

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1898. A Novel. With an Etching by H. Macbeth-Raeburn and a Map of Wessex. (London and New York: Harper & Brothers, 1898.) Original dark green cloth with monogram device in gilt. "Wessex Novels" edition, American issue. DESPERATE REMEDIES was Hardy's first novel, first published in 1871 in three volumes; here it is Vol XII of… Read more
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ALMAYER'S FOLLY

by Conrad, Joseph

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Published
1896
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NZ$220.58

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1896. A Story of an Eastern River. Second Edition. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1896. Original dark green cloth. First Edition, early printing -- of Conrad's first book. Though labeled "Second Edition" on the title page, this is actually a reprint of the first edition; all copies of this printing seem to have half-title verso ads… Read more
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THE HONORABLE PETER STIRLING

by Ford, Paul Leicester

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Published
1894
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NZ$294.10

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1894. and What People Thought of Him. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1894. 2 pp undated ads. Original red cloth decorated in black and gilt. First Edition of the author's first novel, based on his own abortive efforts to enter politics in his hometown of Brooklyn. The semi-realistic PETER STIRLING is of value as a picture… Read more
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CASHEL BYRON'S PROFESSION

by Shaw, George Bernard

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Sumner & Stillman
Published
1901
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NZ$198.52

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1901. Newly Revised with several prefaces and an essay on prizefighting. Also The Admirable Bashville. Or, Constancy Unrewarded. Being the novel of Cashel Byron's Profession done into a stage play in three acts and in blank verse. Chicago: Herbert S. Stone and Company, 1901. Original mottled brown cloth with pugilist in white. First Authorized American Edition of… Read more
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FANSHAWE and Other Pieces

by Hawthorne, Nathaniel

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Published
1876
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NZ$213.22

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1876. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1876. Original blind-stamped green cloth with gilt-decorated spine. Second Edition of Hawthorne's first book FANSHAWE (the first had been in 1828), plus the first appearance in book form of the other pieces -- the five "biographical sketches." This title was published as a twin of THE DOLLIVER ROMANCE and Other… Read more
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