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Behind the Smiling Moon

Behind the Smiling Moon

by Fourest, Michel

London: Centaur, 1959 First edition. A near fine book in near fine dust jacket. Author's first novel, set in 1950's Paris. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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£11.00
Apprentice; A Historical Novel [Signed]

Apprentice; A Historical Novel [Signed]

by Early, Richard E. [Jacket Illustration by Hubert J. Williams]

Published by Routledge & Kegan Paul, Limited, 39 Store Street, London First Edition 1977. London 1977., 1977. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original emerald green paper covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 8½'' x 5½''. Contains 179 printed pages of text. Fine condition book in Fine condition dust wrapper, not price clipped. SIGNED by the Author to the verso of the front free end paper 'To Graham Turner every good wish!... Read more
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£8.00
And Now You Can Go

And Now You Can Go

by Vida, Vendela

Published by Jonathan Cape, 20 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London First Edition 2003. London 2003., 2003. First edition in publisher's original illustrated card wrap covers [softback]. 8vo. 8½'' x 5½''. Contains 189 printed pages of text. In Fine condition, no dust wrapper as published. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 0224063847
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£9.00
WILL YOU LET THESE KIDDIES MISS SANTA CLAUSE

WILL YOU LET THESE KIDDIES MISS SANTA CLAUSE

by Hemingway, Ernest

Friends of the Fitzgerald/Hemingway Annual, 1970. LIMITED EDITION. Original Wraps. Fine. Octavo. LIMITED EDITION OF 125 COPIES. THIS IS No. 49. Printed for Friends of the Fitzgerald/Hemingway Annual in 1970. Hemingway wrote for The Co-Operative Commonwealth in Chicago from Dec. 1920 into the fall of 1921. 2 pp. reproduced from a Christmas time article for Co-operative Grocery Stores. Bound in printed brown stiff wraps.
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$175.00
Thunderbolt From Navarone; A Sequel to Alistair Maclean's Force 10 From Navarone

Thunderbolt From Navarone; A Sequel to Alistair Maclean's Force 10 From Navarone

by Llewellyn, Sam

Published by Harper Collins Publishers, 77-85 Fulham Palace Road, London First Edition 1988. London 1988., 1988. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original French blue paper covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 9½'' x 6¼''. Contains 198 printed pages of text. Fine condition book in Fine condition dust wrapper, not price clipped. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, this preserves and prolongs the life of the paper,... Read more
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£9.00
The Death of Mr. Love

The Death of Mr. Love

by Sinha, Indra

Published by Scribner, Simon & Schuster UK Ltd., 64-89 Kingsway, London First UK Edition 2002. London 2002., 2002. First UK edition hard back binding in publisher's original navy blue paper covered boards, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 8½'' x 5½''. Contains 578 printed pages of text. Fine condition book in Fine condition dust wrapper, not price clipped. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, this preserves and prolongs the... Read more
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£15.00
To the Gods of Hellas. Lyrics of the Greek Games At Barnard College

To the Gods of Hellas. Lyrics of the Greek Games At Barnard College

by Erskine, Helen

Columbia University Press. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 1930. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Blue pebbled cloth, gilt, both bright. Untrimmed edges, index of authors; 8 1/4" tall; 139 pages .
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$14.50
Blaze of Embers

Blaze of Embers

by De Mandiargues, Andre Pieyre [Translated by April Fitzlyon] Jacket Design by John Sewell

Published by Calder & Boyars Ltd., 18 Brewer Street, London First English Edition 1971. London 1971., 1971. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original black cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 7½'' x 5¼''. Contains 300 printed pages of text with monochrome illustrations and photographs throughout. Fine condition book in Fine condition dust wrapper, not price clipped. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection,... Read more
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£85.00
MONSIGNOR QUIXOTE

MONSIGNOR QUIXOTE

by Greene, Graham

New York: Simon and Schuster, 1982. First Edition. Original Wraps. Near Fine/No Dust Jacket. Octavo. A near fine Advance Uncorrected Proof in original printed yellow wrappers. 223 pp.
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$70.00
The Land Beyond

The Land Beyond

by Keenleyside, David

Toronto: Nelson, Foster & Scott. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1975. 1st Edition Stated. Hardcover. 0919324118 . Black cloth, bright. Author's 1975 wedding announcement (to Nancy Jane Forsman) on Dec 6th (Ontario) and 25th (New Hampshire), tipped in rfep. Unclipped bright dj, sm cl tear, flap taped to rear pastedown.; 232 pages .
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$22.50
The Goddess. A Screenplay

The Goddess. A Screenplay

by Chayefsky, Paddy

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1958. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Fine/Near Fine. 12mo. A fine copy in an about fine dust jacket. This screenplay was made into the 1958 film starring Kim Stanley and Lloyd Bridges. The movie was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
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$100.00
THE BLACKBOARD JUNGLE a Novel

THE BLACKBOARD JUNGLE a Novel

by Hunter, Evan

NY: Simon and Schuster, 1954. First Edition. Original Wraps. Very Good. Octavo. Review copy with Advance Copy card laid-in. 309pp., (1)pp. Bound in pictorial dust jacket over plain wrappers, top edge stained black. A very good copy with owner name ffep. Author's first book. The story of a teacher who finds himself in a war, a fight for his life against teen-age gangsters.
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$175.00
The Empty Shrine (With Typed Letter Signed)

The Empty Shrine (With Typed Letter Signed)

by Barrett, William E. (SIGNED)

New York: Doubleday and Company, 1958. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Very Good/Very Good. SIGNED AND WARMLY INSCRIBED BY WILLIAM E. BARRETT ON FEP. SIGNED again on the half title. TLS laid in, on the author's letterhead. Dust jacket shows chipping at spine tips.
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$150.00
The Day the Music Died

The Day the Music Died

by Gorman, Ed

Published by Robert Hale Limited, Clerkenwell House, Clerkenwell Green, London First Edition 2004. London 2004., 2004. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original black paper covered boards. 8vo. 9½'' x 6¼''. Contains 220 printed pages of text. Fine condition book in Fine condition dust wrapper, not price clipped. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, this preserves and prolongs the life of the paper, it is not adhered to the book or to... Read more
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£17.50
Smoke Rings

Smoke Rings

by Stern, G B

London: Chapman & Hall, 1923. First edition. A very good book indeed without dust jacket. Collection of short stories. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.
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£39.00
Life Up The Creek

Life Up The Creek

by Val Baker, Denys

Published by John Baker Ltd., 5 Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mall, London First Edition 1971. 1971., 1971. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original dark red paper covered boards, silver title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 8'' x 5½''. Contains 130 printed pages of text. Fine condition book in Very Good condition dust wrapper with 20 mm u-shaped piece of paper missing to the upper gutter, not price clipped. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film... Read more
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£15.00
New Jerusalem (New American Fiction Ser., No. 3)

New Jerusalem (New American Fiction Ser., No. 3)

by Jenkin, Len

Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.: Sun & Moon Press, 1986 First edition. A fine book in near fine dustjacket. The jacket has one very small wrinkle at the top of the spine. Label of the publishers Scandinavian agent on fep. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.
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£6.00
Casualty

Casualty

by Romans, Robert [Wrapper by Sax]

Published by Andre Deutsch Ltd., 105 Great Russell Street, London First Edition 1956. London 1956., 1956. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original crimson paper covered boards, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 8'' x 5½''. Contains 248 printed pages of text. A little sun fading to the red of the spine where pieces of the wrapper are missing, front and rear hinges cracked, ghosting to the end papers. Good condition book in Good condition period... Read more
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£8.00
NINE STORIES. Modern Library No. 301

NINE STORIES. Modern Library No. 301

by Salinger, J. D

New York: Modern Library, 1959. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Near Fine/Near Fine. Small Octavo. Modern Library First Edition. 388 titles in inside of Dust Jacket. Bound in gray cloth with gilt lettering spine and front cover. Near fine copy with owner name ffep in a near fine dust jacket with minimal edge wear. 302 pp. + List of Titles.
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$100.00
Felix in the Underworld

Felix in the Underworld

by Mortimer, John

Published by Viking, Penguin Books Ltd., 27 Wrights Lane, London First Edition 1997. London 1997., 1997. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original teal blue paper covered boards, silver title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 9½'' x 6¼''. Contains 246 printed pages of text. Fine clean unopened condition book in near Fine condition dust wrapper with minimal rubs and creases to the spine ends and corners. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film... Read more
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£9.00
Singing Waters

Singing Waters

by Bridge, Ann

Toronto: Chatto & Windus., 1946. The setting of "Singing Waters" is in the high mountains of little known Albania. Miss Bridge, who knows her history as well as her geography, sketches in lightly a background of Albanian history and politics. We are shown the characteristics of the sturdy mountaineers, their customs, their habits, their generous hospitality, their blood feuds, their colorful costumes, etc., portrayed with the author's usual skill and warmth. The book is set, in time, in... Read more
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$38.50
Within the Centre

Within the Centre

by Scott, Hardiman

Published by Sylvan Press 24-25 Museum Street, London First Edition 1946. London 1946., 1946. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original terracotta cloth covers, faded gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 7½'' x 5¼''. Contains 216 printed pages of text. Rubbing to the covers, contents in Good clean condition, no dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.
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£8.00
Strip Tease

Strip Tease

by Carl Hiaasen

This is the advanced reading copy edition of Strip Tease. The spine is somewhat faded to a yellow-orange.
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$100.00
By Design [Signed]

By Design [Signed]

by Grant, Richard E

Published by Picador, Macmillan Publishers Ltd., 25 Eccleston Place, London First Edition 1998. London 1998., 1998. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original black paper covered boards, silver title and author lettering to the spine, plum end papers. 8vo. 9½'' x 6¼''. Contains 261 printed pages of text. Dust marking to the closed page edges, light cheap paper browning. Near Fine condition book in Fine condition dust wrapper, not price clipped. SIGNED by... Read more
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£15.00
More Educated Evans

More Educated Evans

by Edgar Wallace

UK: Websters, 1926. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good+. More Educated Evans by Edgar Wallace First Edition Websters September 1926. No inscriptions, covers fine in original pictorial dust jacket. A VG+ copy.
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£185.00