Bindings & Editions

This section includes leather bound books and other specially bound volumes, as well as alternate editions like advanced reading copies, poetry chapbooks, broadsides, miniature books and more! Narrow your results by clicking on one of the subcategories listed to the left side of the page below.

Bindings & Editions Books & Ephemera

The Hills of Adonis: A Quest in Lebanon

The Hills of Adonis: A Quest in Lebanon

by Colin Thubron

Vintage, London, 2008. First trade paperback printing. Condition: Near fine, very light edge and corner wear.The Hills of Adonis is not only a masterfully-written travel book but also a personal quest for meaning by the author.Ostensibly this is a book about Lebanon, finely written and deeply felt — not the Lebanon that a Beirut businessman would recognize, but a coastline of small historic ports and a littoral of beautiful mountains. In this country, the ruins of Phoenician, Greek and Roman are among... Read more about this item
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NZ$8.38
NKJV, End-of-Verse Reference Bible, Personal Size Large Print, Leathersoft, Black, Thumb Indexed, Red Letter, Comfort Print

NKJV, End-of-Verse Reference Bible, Personal Size Large Print, Leathersoft, Black, Thumb Indexed, Red Letter, Comfort Print

by Thomas Nelson

Leather / fine binding. New. New Book; Fast Shipping from UK; Not signed; Not First Edition; Thomas Nelson’s NKJV Large Print Personal Size End-of-Verse Reference Bible presents the complete text of the popular New King James Version in a convenient, personal-size format with easy-to-read large print in a verse-style layout.
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NZ$51.36
Vintage Illustration: Discovering America's Calendar Artists, 1900-1960

Vintage Illustration: Discovering America's Calendar Artists, 1900-1960

by Rick Martin; Charlotte Martin

Collectors Press, 1997. 1st Edition . Hardcover. As New/Fine. In excellent condition, very light age to jacket.
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NZ$16.51
Neon Prey

Neon Prey

by Sandford, John

Random House Large Print Publishing, 2019. Paperback. Very Good. Former library book; May have limited writing in cover pages. Pages are unmarked. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
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NZ$10.86
A communese-English dictionary

A communese-English dictionary

by Colby, Roy

Western Islands, 1972-01-01. First Edition. Paperback. Near Fine/in illustrated wraps. Vintage Softcover, First Edition 1972 Western Islands Publishers 123 pages. Near Fine, in illustrated wraps. Just a hint of shelf/edge wear to covers. Spine is uncreased - feels and looks unread. No previous owner markings - all pages are clean and unmarked. Very concise book which concentrates more on semantics than actual words. Lenin himself talked about using "concealed language". Written 2 years... Read more about this item
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NZ$43.67
Demon Song

Demon Song

by Adams, Cat

New York, USA: Tom Doherty Associates Inc., 2011. Book. Fine. Soft cover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Softcover, first edition, 374gms, 382 pages. An urban fantasy featuring bodyguard Celia Graves. Book is in fine, near new condition..
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NZ$6.05
THE HAND  Its Mechanism and Vital Endowments as Evincing Design [the Fourth Bridgwater Treatise]

THE HAND Its Mechanism and Vital Endowments as Evincing Design [the Fourth Bridgwater Treatise]

by BELL, Sir Charles

London: William Pickering, 1833. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Fine. Fine leather binding with texture leather boards with decorated impressed borders, spine with impressed decorated panel with gilt on black title label ' The Hand' and gilt on red author label 'Bell', gilt deckled edges, no significant faults - a couple of small darkish spots to back, a few suggestions of edge-rubbing being about it. Rear end-paper has very small label of bookbinder 'Dd.Batten' of Clapham Common which looks early enough to... Read more about this item
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NZ$542.80
The French Family Cook: Being a Complete System of French Cookery. Adapted to the Tables Not Only of the Opulent, But of Persons of Moderate Fortune and Condition

The French Family Cook: Being a Complete System of French Cookery. Adapted to the Tables Not Only of the Opulent, But of Persons of Moderate Fortune and Condition

by [Menon; Louis Francois Henri de Menon]

London: J. Bell, 1793. [9], iv-xviii, xvii-xviii, xix-xxiv, [1], 2-342pp, [2]. Full calf, original covers, later rebacked in lighter calf, smooth spine divided into six panels by blind rules, modern leather label to second panel, date to foot. Corners bumped and worn with loss to leather, new endpapers. Title with closed tear and water stained, text lightly browned and often lightly stained throughout, but never too obtrusive. The first English edition of Menon's influential 'La Cuisinière... Read more about this item
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NZ$1,043.85
GLIMT Fra Agnes Mathilde Wergelands LIV (Glimpses from the Life of Agnes Mathilde Werbeland)

GLIMT Fra Agnes Mathilde Wergelands LIV (Glimpses from the Life of Agnes Mathilde Werbeland)

by Maren Bastine Hals Michelet

Folkebladet Publishing Companys, 1916. First Edition. Leather Bound. Good. Pages can have notes/highlighting. Spine may show signs of wear. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.First edition. Shelf and handling wear to cover and binding, with general signs of previous use. IN ENGLISH. ""Memorial Edition"". Privately published 1916. Norwegian lady professor emigrated to America and taught at Univ of Wyoming. Rare English edition. Has previous owners inscription on front endpaper. Red cloth. Typed... Read more about this item
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NZ$196.49
PrairyErth

PrairyErth

by William Least Heat-Moon

Houghton Mifflin, 1991. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine. Association copy, inscribed in a handsome brown calligraphic ink on the half-title page: "To my great friends Linda and Scott Chisholm, Z. with soul and Bard [Bird?] with lore, the title, and long conversations -- also, of course, the grand walk over the Kaw trail." Signed "HeatMoon." The last chapter of PrairyErth is a description of Chisholm and Heat-Moon walking the Kaw Trail through southern Chase County, Kansas, and its Flint Hills,... Read more about this item
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NZ$4,953.60
Merriam's American Reader.  The American Reader: Containing Extracts Suited to Excite a Love of Science and Literature, to Refine the Taste, and to Improve the Moral Character

Merriam's American Reader. The American Reader: Containing Extracts Suited to Excite a Love of Science and Literature, to Refine the Taste, and to Improve the Moral Character

by E. And G. Merriam

Brookfield, Massachusetts: E. and G. Merriam, 1829. Second edition, 1829. Full calf leather with maroon spine label, 276 pages plus four pages of publisher's ads. Extremities rubbed and a bit scuffed, two horizontal splits to spine covering, good hinges, sound text block, rear free endpaper removed, pages age-toned and lightly foxed with some minor dampstaining, name and 1834 date on preliminary blank.. Second Edition. Hard Cover. Fair. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
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NZ$79.24
Napoleon: The Immortal Emperor

Napoleon: The Immortal Emperor

by Gengembre, Gerard; Chalencon, Pierre-Jean; Chanteranne, David

Vendome Press, 2003. Hardcover. Very Good. May have limited writing in cover pages. Pages are unmarked. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Minor shelf and handling wear, overall a clean solid copy with minimal signs of use. Leather bound edition published by Easton. Boards betray fading and nicks and other signs of wear and imperfection commensurate with age. Binding is tight and structurally sound. Pages absent any extraneous marks. Sealed in plastic for shipping. Secure packaging for safe... Read more about this item
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NZ$150.26
Western Triggers

Western Triggers

by Hano, Arnold (editor)

U.S.: Bantam 200, 1948. Square solid copy with a 3/4" split along bottom edge of spine and front cover, color fading on front cover and spine, lamination is peeling along edges of covers with large chunks missing on back cover, and covers show light wear. A collection of short stories.. 1st Printing. Mass Market Paperback. Good- Very Good.
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NZ$8.26
The Best of Us

The Best of Us

by Carr, Robyn

Wheeler Publishing Large Print, 2019. Library Binding. Good. Former library book; Pages can have notes/highlighting. Spine may show signs of wear. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
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NZ$17.37
The Imperial Magazine; or, Compendium of Religious, Moral, and Philosophical Knowledge... Volume Eleven, for 1829

The Imperial Magazine; or, Compendium of Religious, Moral, and Philosophical Knowledge... Volume Eleven, for 1829

by N/A

London.: Printed at the Caxton Press, by H. Fisher, Son, and Co., 1829. Hard. Fair. 8vo.. Fair. Bound in contemporary half calf and marbled boards. Binding a little worn but strong and stable. Small history of the magazine printed and pasted to front pastedown. Missing frontispiece.
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NZ$75.16
End the Struggle and Dance with Life

End the Struggle and Dance with Life

by Jeffers, Susan, PH.D

Rydalmere, NSW, Australia: Hodder Headline Australia, 1996. Book. Good. Softcover with Flaps. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Large softcover with flaps, first edition, 408gms, 260 pages. In this extraordinary book of inspirational advice, Susan Jeffers teaches us how to feel calmer, more in control, and excited about life- despite what is happening around us. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and moderate to heavy page discolouration/spotting... Read more about this item
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NZ$13.21
Smithsonian Guide to Coin Collecting

Smithsonian Guide to Coin Collecting

by Ganz, David L

America: Easton Press, 2009. Easton Press. Leather Bound. Very Good. Like New. Practically pristine, A few small scuffs on edge of gilt text block and silk moire end paste down has a blank Easton Press bookplate affixed. Sewn in ribbon bookmark intact. Binding solid, pages crisp and clean, no markings found. Leather covers and gilt bright and shiny. Extremities lightly bumped, strong sharp corners.
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NZ$67.04
Patriots, The (Book #8 of The Australians Series)

Patriots, The (Book #8 of The Australians Series)

by Long, William Stuart

Lane Cove, Australia: Doubleday Australia Pty Limited, 1986. Book. Good. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. First Thus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardcover with black boards and pictorial dust jacket, first thus, 646gms, 414 pages, orange endpapers. This is the eighth title in William Stuart Long's magnificent series, The Australians. It continues the story of the pioneers who carved out a life for themselves in the newly-formed colonies of Australia and New Zealand. Book is in good... Read more about this item
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NZ$16.51
Miscellaneous Contributions to Punch, 1843 - 1854 (The Oxford Thackeray with Illustrations)

Miscellaneous Contributions to Punch, 1843 - 1854 (The Oxford Thackeray with Illustrations)

by Saintsbury, George (ed.); Thackeray, William Makepeace

London: Oxford University Press, 1900. Leather-bound paperback in acceptable condition. This book does not have a publication date. It was not published in 1900. Cover is lightly scored and worn. Leather is coming loose from upper edges. Spine ends are chipped. One centimetre tear on rear spine side. Page block and pages are lightly tanned and foxed. BEP is nicked. Light creases throughout pages. Contents are clear throughout. HCW. Paperback. Acceptable. Used.
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NZ$18.85
Donovan's Brain

Donovan's Brain

by Siodmak, Curt

New York: Popular Library, 1961. Soft cover. Very Good/Near Fine. Vintage Paperback Popular Library G560. Sharp Unread Second Paperback Printing, November, 1961. $.35 Cover price. Originally published in paperback by Bantam in 1950 (ISFDB). Square, tight and clean throughout with minor surface and edge-wear. Little if any page toning. Fresh and bright with no creases, chipping or tears. A very pretty collectable copy at a great price.
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NZ$29.72NZ$23.78
Blessings

Blessings

by Anna Quindlen

Random House Large Print, 2002. Hardcover. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
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NZ$17.37
A Child of Nature; A Romance

A Child of Nature; A Romance

by Robert Buchanan

London.: Chatto and Windus., 1111. 'New edition'. Undated. c.1890. . Hard. Good. 12mo.. Good. Bound in carmine half calf and textured waxed cloth. Five raised bands to spine and gilt lettered calf tile to spine. Slightly foxed. Inscribed with name by contemporary hand to free front endpaper and front fly-leaf.
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NZ$50.10
Nueva y Completa Gramatica Italiana, explicada en Espanol, dividida en dos tratados

Nueva y Completa Gramatica Italiana, explicada en Espanol, dividida en dos tratados

by Tomasi, Don Pedro

Madrid: Imprenta Real, 1824. Fourth edition. Hardcover. Good + overall. Large 8vo, 464pp, wonderful marbled end papers. Full tree calf binding , decorated spine with a title label. Rubbed at extremities O/W a bright clean copy with the remnants of the original booksellers label reading Habana-Madrid.
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NZ$123.84
THE HUMAN ANGLE

THE HUMAN ANGLE

by Tenn, William (pseudonym of Philip J. Klass)

New York: Ballantine Books, [1956]. First edition. Light edge wear and rubs, a nearly fine copy. (30318). Small octavo, cover art by Richard Powers, pictorial wrappers. Ballantine 159. The author's second book. Collects eight stories. Includes "The Servant Problem" and "A Man of Family." "Good stories by this wry and intelligent writer of short SF, including the powerful, wayward 'Wednesday's Child,' a sequel to his earlier, oft-reprinted 'Child's Play' ..." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science... Read more about this item
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NZ$74.30
SOUTH AFRICA.  In Two Volumes.

SOUTH AFRICA. In Two Volumes.

by TROLLOPE, ANTHONY

Both Volumes: Spines had faded and been re-coloured; gilt titles and embellishments have been re-worked; 4 corners of 8 have lost a little of the top layer of the leather; marbled boards have been re-coloured. On request new marbling can be fitted. My attractive bookplate in each volume can be removed on request; all edges recoloured; new extra end papers inserted to strengthen inside hinges. All pages uniformly and slightly discoloured from age, foxing is confined to the end papers. Vol I : Some... Read more about this item
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NZ$316.12