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His Excellency George Washington  - 1st Edition/1st Printing

His Excellency George Washington - 1st Edition/1st Printing

by Ellis, Joseph J

New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2004. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 1400040310 . A Handsome first printing of the first edition in Fine condition and housed in an equally Fine dust-jacket; 320 pages .
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$34.00
Shadow of the Perfect Rose

Shadow of the Perfect Rose

by Jones, Jr., Thomas S

NY: Farrar & Rinehart, 1937 Pale red cloth with gilt titles to spine. Very good, sunning to spine, edges bumped. Memoir and notes by John L Foley. First edition with a black and white frontispiece. Inscribed by John L Foley on the front free end paper. 239 pages with tributes to, and notes. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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$90.00
Sacred Sword  - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Sacred Sword - 1st Edition/1st Printing

by Abramowitz, Mayer

Jerusalem: Gefen Publishing House, Ltd.. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1991. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Hardcover. First edition/first printing in Fine condition in alike dust-jacket. Signed and inscribed by author Mayer Abramowitz on the front end page; .
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$35.00
Brooklyn Looper

Brooklyn Looper

by Farley, Sean

Bloomington, IN : AuthorHouse , 2007 Illustrated dust wrapper, Near fine. Blue cloth with gilt titles to spine. Near fine. Lengthy inscription from the author on the front free end paper. First edition, 225 pages. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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$35.00
A Turn in the South  - 1st Edition/1st Printing

A Turn in the South - 1st Edition/1st Printing

by Naipaul, V. S

London: Viking. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1989. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Hardcover. 0670824151 . An attractive first edition/first printing in Fine condition with slightly yellowed pages in Fine dustjacket, SIGNED by author V. S. Naipaul directly on the title page; Naipaul travels the American South in an attempt to explore and explain this unique region. In places as diverse as Atlanta and rural Mississippi, he develops contacts and sources which span race, class, and sex.... Read more
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$309.00
Big Fish from Famous Waters

Big Fish from Famous Waters

by Chris Turnbull

David & Charles. Very good. First edition. Hardback. Clean, tight pages/Very good- DJ. Not price clipped. Light creasing to the edges mainly around the spine, small nick to the bottom spine corner, thumbnail closed tears to the top and bottom corners at the back.
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£8.99
Not in Vain  - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Not in Vain - 1st Edition/1st Printing

by Green, Gerald

New York: Donald I. Fine. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1984. First Edition; First Printing. 1/4 Cloth. 0917657128 . An attractive first edition/first printing in Near Fine, seemingly unread condition in alike dust-jacket; .
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$19.00
Mona Lisa Overdrive

Mona Lisa Overdrive

by William Gibson

London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1988. Near Fine/Very Good +. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1988. First Edition. Octavo. 251 pages. Illustrated dust jacket with £10.95 price intact. Black boards stamped in gilt. Unclipped dust jacket is lightly rubbed along edges with one very short closed tear along top edge of front panel. Boards are sturdy and square. Bit of light foxing to top edge of text block, but pages otherwise clean and unmarked.
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$60.00
Austrian Requiem [Signed Card Laid In]

Austrian Requiem [Signed Card Laid In]

by Kurt von Schuschnigg; Franz von Hildebrand [trans.]

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1946. Very Good/Very Good. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1946. First Edition. Name card signed by von Schuschnigg laid in. Octavo; xi, 322pp. Illustrated dust jacket over gray cloth boards with red lettering to spine. Jacket corner-clipped, with a number of short tears and adjacent creasing along top edge, a faint, superficial dampstain at top back, and some general surface scuffs and smudges. Boards are square with some nudging to spine ends. Binding is sound and pages... Read more
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$100.00
All the Poems of Murial Spark

All the Poems of Murial Spark

by Spark, Muriel

New York: New Directions, 2004. Now better known for her novels, Spark won earlier acclaim for her poetry, here collected in its entirety; 73 poems, long, short, & translated from the Latin. INSCRIBED by the author on the half title: "For Gertrude find love Muriel". First American edition, "A New Directions Paperbook Original". Paperback, black & yellow cover. Light wear, minor rubbing. Text clean; xii, [2], 130 pages, index of first lines.. First American Edition. Paperback.... Read more
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$90.00
Sleeping Beauties  - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Sleeping Beauties - 1st Edition/1st Printing

by Moore, Susanna

New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1993. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Hardcover. 0394582802 . A handsome first edition/first printing in unread Fine condition in Fine dust-jacket. Signed by author Susanna Moore directly on the title page; .
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$35.00
Dream Baby  - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Dream Baby - 1st Edition/1st Printing

by McAllister, Bruce

New York: Tor. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1989. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. 0312931972 . An attractive first edition/first printing in Fine condition in alike dust-jacket. Review copy with publisher's publication announcement laid in; xii, 434, [2] pages .
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$39.00
Ordinary Love & Good Will: Two Novellas  - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Ordinary Love & Good Will: Two Novellas - 1st Edition/1st Printing

by Smiley, Jane

New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1989. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. 1/4 Cloth. 0394577728 . First edition/first printing in about Fine condition in alike dust-jacket. Previous owner's name and date on the front free endpaper. SIGNED by author Jane Smiley directly on the title page; Two novellas about the complex and difficult choices that reshape the dynamics of two very different families. Ordinary Love delves into the long-lasting effects of a... Read more
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$19.00
Water Like A Stone  - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Water Like A Stone - 1st Edition/1st Printing

by Crombie, Deborah

New York: William Morrow. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2007. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Hardcover. 0060525274 . A Fine first edition/first printing in like dust-jacket. SIGNED and dated "2-16-07" by author Deborah Crombie directly on the title page .
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$29.00
A Southern Family  - 1st Edition/1st Printing

A Southern Family - 1st Edition/1st Printing

by Godwin, Gail

New York: Morrow. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1987. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0688065309 . A Fine first printing of the first edition in alike dust-jacket; ; 540 pages .
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$39.00
The Tent Show Summer

The Tent Show Summer

by Derleth, August

New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1963. Fifth of the 'Steve and Sim' adventure/detective tales, in which trouble strikes a traveling show. Stated first edition (first printing). Hardcover in jacket as pictured; full red cloth, black titling. Light wear to book, ring stain to rear cover; jacket shows general edgewear & creasing, faded spine; $2.95 price intact - unusual thus, most were clipped or stickered. Text clean; [6], 152 pages. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good.... Read more
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$40.00
Adventure of Archaeology, The

Adventure of Archaeology, The

by Fagan, Brian M

Washington D.C.: The National Geographic Society, 1985. Hardcover with tan boards and pictorial dust jacket, first edition, 1950g, 368pgs, maroon endpapers. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear and moderate page discolouration/spotting throughout. Dust jacket and boards are in good condition with moderate shelf wear. Dust jacket shows light chipping and one small tear at the top of the spine, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Book weighs almost 2kg and may incur additional... Read more
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AU$11.00
Aviation Fact File: Modern Fighting Aircraft A-10

Aviation Fact File: Modern Fighting Aircraft A-10

by Fitzsimons, Bernard (ed.)

Dee Why West, NSW, Australia: Lansdowne Press, 1984. Hardcover with laminated pictorial boards, first edition, 820gms, 64 pages, illustrated endpapers. Unofficial name Warthog, this is the USAF's first dedicated tank-killer, designed and built to survive the deadliest combat environment of all. Book is in very good condition with minor general wear and tear. Boards are in good condition with only mild shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Book is extra-large in shape and may incur... Read more
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AU$20.00
The Young Lions

The Young Lions

by Irwin Shaw

Random House 1948, First Printing. Red and black boards are sturdy with shelf and edge wear and soiling. Spine is faded. Text is clean and unmarked. Previous owner's name is on front paste down and again on front endpage. NO DJ.
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$35.00
Birds of Australia, The: A Book of Identification (760 Birds in Colour)

Birds of Australia, The: A Book of Identification (760 Birds in Colour)

by Simpson, Ken; and Day, Nicolas

South Yarra, Australia: LLoyd O'Neil Pty Ltd, 1989. Hardcover with tan boards and pictorial dust jacket, second edition, 1795gms, 352pgs, illustrated endpapers. Contents includes: every bird species in Australia illustrated in colour with over 2,000 painted images on 128 plates; field information and distribution maps adjacent to 128 colour plates; simple to use illustrated Key to Families; and detailed information on bird behaviour, feeding and breeding habits. Book is in good condition with mild... Read more
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AU$30.00
The Harp of a Thousand Strings; or, Laughter for a Lifetime

The Harp of a Thousand Strings; or, Laughter for a Lifetime

by [First appearance of Lewis Carroll in book form] S.P. Avery [ed., engravings.]; George Washington Harris; Lewis Carroll; Cruikshank [illus.]

New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, Publishers, 1858. Good. New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, Publishers, [1858]. First Edition, Earliest Located Printing with all points present. Octavo; [viii] + 9-368pp + terminal 16pp of advertisements. Inserted frontispiece engraved in black and sepia, with tissue guard in place. Engravings by Avery throughout, reproducing originals by Phiz, Cruickshank, and many others. Olive drab pebbled cloth with blind-stamped eclectic floral trellis frame on both panels; gilded title with... Read more
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$250.00
The Burning Bush

The Burning Bush

by Sigrid Undset; Arthur G. Chater [trans.]

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1932. Very Good +/Very Good. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1932. First U.S. Edition (stated First Edition). Octavo. 474 pages. Illustrated dust jacket with $2.50 price present. Dark brown boards stamped in gilt. Green topstain. Dust jacket lightly chipped along edges with some toning to spine. Boards lightly faded along edges. Binding is sound and pages unmarked. Originally published as Den Braendende Busk in 1930, The Burning Bush follows upon the story Undset introduced... Read more
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$75.00
A Disaffection

A Disaffection

by James Kelman

London: Secker & Warburg, 1989. Very Good +/Very Good +. London: Secker & Warburg, 1989. First Edition. Octavo. 337 pages. Illustrated dust jacket. Dark green boards stamped in gilt. Brown endpapers. Light wear to edges of unclipped dust jacket. Very slight lean to spine and a touch of rubbing to spine ends. Binding sound. Pages toned but unmarked.
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$45.00
World Without End

World Without End

by Francine Du Plessix Gray

314 Pages. Signed by the author. First Edition by the numbers. Dust jacket Not price-clipped.This passionate book's dust jacket is slightly soiled on the rear side, and has slight wearing at the base and top of the spine and on one corner. The interior book has a slight fold mark on its front cover, but otherwise, other than the author's signature inside the front cover, there are no other visible extraneous markings throughout the book and with tight bindings and clear printing on white pages, the book... Read more
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$20.00
Nine Horses: Poems  - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Nine Horses: Poems - 1st Edition/1st Printing

by Collins, Billy

New York: Random House. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2002. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0375503811 . First edition/first printing in Fine condition in Fine dust-jacket with two tiny closed tears at tail. A very attractive copy; .
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$29.00