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[First German, French and Italian Editions of ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND.]

by Carroll, Lewis [pseudnym of C.L. Dodgson]

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Published
1869
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NZ$7,693.35

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1869. London / Londres / Londra: Macmillan und Comp / and Co. / and Co., 1869 / 1869 / 1872. 178 pp / 196 pp / 189 pp. Original green / blue / salmon-rose cloth decorated in gilt, all page edges gilt. Macmillan of London published the original (English) edition of ALICE in 1865, but the John Tenniel… Read more
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SYLVIE AND BRUNO. With: SYLVIE AND BRUNO CONCLUDED

by Carroll, Lewis [C. L. Dodgson]

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Published
1889
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NZ$3,883.31

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1889. [inscribed by Lewis Carroll] With Forty-six Illustrations [each] by Harry Furniss. [Together, two volumes.] London: Macmillan and Co., 1889/1893. 3 pp / 5 pp undated ads. Original red cloth pictorially decorated in gilt, all page edges gilt. First Editions of Carroll's rather serious fairy tales. SYLVIE AND BRUNO, with its conclusion in 1893, was the last considerable… Read more
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NIGHTS WITH UNCLE REMUS. Myths and Legends of the Old Plantation

by Harris, Joel Chandler

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Published
1883
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NZ$842.61

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1883. With Illustrations [by F. Church]. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1883. 1 page preliminary undated ads. Original chocolate-brown cloth pictorially decorated in black. First Edition of Joel Chandler Harris's second book, a collection of 51 further "myths and legends" such as the 34 that had appeared in UNCLE REMUS: His Songs and Sayings two years earlier.… Read more
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ANNE OF THE ISLAND

by Montgomery, L[ucy]. M[aud]

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Published
1915
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NZ$842.61

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1915. With frontispiece and cover in colour by H. Weston Taylor. Boston: The Page Company, 1915. Original pale grey-green cloth with color portrait affixed to front cover. First Edition, first impression, of the third of the eight "Anne Shirley books," following ANNE OF GREEN GABLES (1908) and ANNE OF AVONLEA (1909); the fourth title, following this one, would… Read more
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TORTILLA FLAT

by Steinbeck, John

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Published
1935
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NZ$2,124.83

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1935. Illustrated by Ruth Gannett. New York: Covici Friede, (1935). Original tan cloth printed in blue, with dust jacket. First Edition of Steinbeck's fourth book (after CUP OF GOLD, THE PASTURES OF HEAVEN and TO A GOD UNKNOWN) -- and the first book to win him real recognition. This is the picaresque tale of the paisanos of the… Read more
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YARROW REVISITED, and Other Poems

by Wordsworth, William

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Published
1835
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NZ$1,831.75

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1835. [in 1835 boards-and-label] London: Printed for Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longman; and Edward Moxon, 1835. 4 pp undated ads (plus terminal erratum slip). Original drab paper-covered boards, with green cloth spine and printed spine label. First Edition, of which only 1,500 copies were printed. The contents of this volume, which include about 75 of Wordsworth's… Read more
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MADAME BOVARY. Provincial Manners

by Flaubert, Gustave

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Published
1886
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NZ$19,782.90

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1886. [an amazingly fine copy] Translated from the French Édition Définitive by Eleanor Marx-Aveling. London: Vizetelly & Co., 1886. Original aqua-blue cloth decorated in gilt, black and dark grey. First Edition in the English language of Flaubert's masterpiece, which was destined to become one of the great classics of world literature. Portraying the frustrations and love affairs of… Read more
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MAUD, and Other Poems

by Tennyson, Alfred

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Published
1855
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NZ$329.72

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1855. London: Edward Moxon, 1855. 1 page undated ads. Original blind-stamped green cloth. First Edition of this collection of verse that includes the first book appearance of "The Charge of the Light Brigade," commemorating the costly allied victory the previous October at Balaklava in the Crimean War: you know these lines! -- "Half a league, half a league,… Read more
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TOM CRINGLE'S LOG. In Two Volumes

by [Scott, Michael]

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Published
1833
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NZ$549.53

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1833. Edinburgh: William Blackwood / London: T. Cadell, 1833. Original dark green cloth stamped in gilt on the spines. First Edition of Michael Scott's first book (of only two). Born and raised near Glasgow, at age 17 (in 1806) Scott went to try his fortunes in Jamaica. After marrying the daughter of a Scottish merchant in 1818, he… Read more
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BROTHER SQUARE-TOES

by Kipling, Rudyard

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Published
1910
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1910. London: Macmillan and Co., 1910. Original grey printed wrappers. First (copyright) Edition, which according to the publisher consisted of only ten copies (but see below; Stewart put the number at eight, and Martindell at seven). One of nine tales featuring "Puck" that would appear in REWARDS AND FAIRIES four months later, BROTHER SQUARE-TOES and the others were… Read more
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SIMPLE SIMON

by Kipling, Rudyard

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Published
1910
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1910. London: Macmillan and Co., 1910. Original grey printed wrappers. First (copyright) Edition, which according to the publisher consisted of only ten copies (but see below; Stewart put the number at eight, and Martindell at seven). One of nine tales featuring "Puck" that would appear in REWARDS AND FAIRIES five months later, SIMPLE SIMON and the others were… Read more
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THE BATTLE OF LIFE. A Love Story

by Dickens, Charles

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Published
1846
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1846. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1846. 2 pp undated ads. Original red cloth pictorially decorated in gilt, all page edges gilt. First Edition of the fourth of Dickens's five illustrated Christmas books -- following A CHRISTMAS CAROL, THE CHIMES, and THE CRICKET ON THE HEARTH, and preceding THE HAUNTED MAN. This is an unusual tale in which two sisters… Read more
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THE CHIMES: A Goblin Story..

by Dickens, Charles

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Published
1845
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NZ$1,062.42

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1845. London: Chapman and Hall, 1845. 1 page preliminary undated ads. Original red cloth decorated in gilt, all page edges gilt. First Edition, first state, of Dickens's second Christmas book, the fantasy tale of old "Trotty" Veck the message-porter and his daughter Meg -- with origins from Dickens's year in Italy, where a church and its bells were just… Read more
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A BOY'S ADVENTURE [The Whipping Boy's Story]

by Twain, Mark

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Published
1928
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NZ$989.15

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1928. From the Bazaar Budget, Hartford, June 4, 1880. [No place: privately printed for Merle Johnson, 1928.] Original folded leaf forming four pages. First Edition. Twain originally wrote this chapter, "The Whipping Boy's Story" -- the tale of a boy trying to ride an unrideable bull -- as part of THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER, which was first published… Read more
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FROM SEA TO SEA. Letters of Travel. [In Two Volumes.]

by Kipling, Rudyard

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Published
1899
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NZ$6,594.30

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1899. [in jackets and original case] New York: Doubleday & McClure Company, 1899. Original blind-stamped sea green cloth, with dust jackets and with publisher's printed paperboard slipcase. First Edition (published eight months before the 1900-dated English edition) of this collection of pieces that had appeared in Indian periodicals prior to 1890. These volumes include the first authorized edition of… Read more
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THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER

by Twain, Mark

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Published
1876
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NZ$4,322.93

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1876. Hartford [etc.]: The American Publishing Company, 1876. 4 pp ads dated 1 Dec 1876. Original publisher's brown half-morocco, spine decorated in darker brown, with brown cloth boards, all page edges gilt. First American Edition, third printing, in the uncommon half-morocco binding offered by the publisher at extra cost. There were three (and maybe one or two more) printings… Read more
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THE THIRD VIOLET

by Crane, Stephen

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Published
1897
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NZ$725.37

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1897. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1897. Original tan cloth decorated in red, black and gilt. First Edition of Crane's sixth book, a romance about young impoverished artists. It was not long after he finished writing this, and before it was published, that Crane was ship­wrecked near Jacksonville, as he was headed off to cover the war in… Read more
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THE SEA LADY

by Wells, H.G.

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Published
1902
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NZ$696.07

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1902. Baumer, Lewis. Illustrated. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1902. 12 pp undated ads. Original light olive-green cloth decorated in black, lighter green and gilt. First American (and first illustrated) Edition of this fantasy tale about a sensuous mermaid who comes ashore, and the man who must choose between her and his "conventional" fiancée -- a general idea… Read more
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GREAT BATTLES OF THE WORLD

by Crane, Stephen

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Published
1901
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1901. Sloan, John. Illustrated by John Sloan. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1901. Original blue-green cloth decorated in silver and gilt. First Edition. Crane dreamed up the idea of dramatizing great battles as a money-making scheme: "such sure quick money," he wrote his agent Pinker. Crane was very familiar with recent battles: since 1895 he had been a war correspondent… Read more
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GREAT BATTLES OF THE WORLD

by Crane, Stephen

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Published
1901
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1901. Sloan, John. Illustrated by John Sloan. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1901. Original red cloth decorated in silver and gilt. First Edition. Crane dreamed up the idea of dramatizing great battles as a money-making scheme: "such sure quick money," he wrote his agent Pinker. Crane was very familiar with recent battles: since 1895 he had been a war correspondent… Read more
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