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The Interpreter of Maladies.

The Interpreter of Maladies.

by LAHIRI, Jhumpa

Boston: Houghton Mifflin / Mariner Books, 1999. First edition / First printing. Illustrated wrappers. Fine with slight toning to the pages. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Hemingway. The author's first book. A paperbound original.
Item Price
$85.00
The Strong Heart

The Strong Heart

by Robins, Denise

Romance Book Club (Hodder), 1965. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Book is very good +, tight and clean with just minor foxing to edges. Unclipped dj is still bright but with signs of handling and small closed tear
Item Price
£10.00
THE CLOSERS

THE CLOSERS

by Michael Connelly

[MICHAEL CONNELLY]. SIGNED & INSCRIBED. THE CLOSERS. Little Brown & Company, Boston, 2005. First Edition, First printing. Book Condition: Fine. Appears unread, pages are clean and binding tight. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. With mild shelf wear, unclipped and pristine. A about fine copy. Scarce signature and inscription as "Harry Bosch" on title page from author Michael Connelly. The TV show "Bosch" (2014 - present) was based on the LA Detective Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch character created by Michael... Read more
Item Price
$100.00
Hulings' Quest

Hulings' Quest

by Huston, McCready

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 1925, First Edition. Hardcover, blue cloth, yellow titles. Very Good in a Good dust jacket. Browning to front endpapers from a news clipping that is no longer present; light foxing to the first few pages, otherwise clean contents; sound binding. The DJ has a medium sized piece missing at the crown of the spine; other shallow areas of loss at the corners and folds; small puncture to the rear panel; spine sunned; the... Read more
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$100.00
The Nick Adams Stories

The Nick Adams Stories

by Ernest Hemingway

First Edition/First Printing with the correct code on the copyright page; A Near Fine book in a Near Fine dust jacket. An outstanding copy of this collection of stories by the master, basis for the TV series; this book getting to harder to find in collectible condition by the day (due to a relatively short print run for Hemingway). This copy is in near fine condition with some light sunning to the top board edges and a very mild fading to the spine; housed in a clean and bright near fine dust jacket that... Read more
Item Price
$175.00
The Downing Street Years and The Path to Power - Inscribed to Baron Feldman - Two Volume Set

The Downing Street Years and The Path to Power - Inscribed to Baron Feldman - Two Volume Set

by Thatcher, Margaret

The Downing Street Years: First edition, first impression (HarperCollins, 1993). Signed and inscribed by the author to the title page: 'To Basil, Thank you for your unfailing support over many years. Margaret Thatcher'. Basil Feldman, Baron Feldman (1923-2019) was a Conservative member of the House of Lords from 1996-2017. He was knighted in 1982. Publisher's original dark blue cloth and endpapers and paste-downs with lettering to spine in gilt. A little light marking to boards, primarily to rear; small... Read more
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£900.00
Bartleby in Manhattan and Other Essays

Bartleby in Manhattan and Other Essays

by Hardwick, Elizabeth

New York: Random House, 1983. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. First Edition stated on the copyright page, with full number row from 9 to 2, indicating a 1st printing. This book is clean and bright, with no creases, no tears, and no markings. Dustjacket has a small dent to the front panel, with a light crease to the rear, otherwise it's also in excellent condition; clean and bright, with no creases or tears. The original $15.95 price is present on the front flap. In stock, ready to ship... Read more
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$19.00
M'Hashish

M'Hashish

by Mohammed Mrabet

City Lights, San Francisco, 1984. 4th trade paperback printing. Condition: Near fine, very light edge wear, light soiling on edges.The word m'hashish (equivalent in Moghrebi of "behashished" or "full of hashish") is used not only in a literal sense, but also figuratively, to describe a person whose behavior seems irrational or unexpected. The tales here deal with some of the possible results, desirable and questionable, of being in that state.Mohammed Mrabet was born in Tangier in 1936. Since meeting in... Read more
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CA$12.00
Lice 1st UK Edition

Lice 1st UK Edition

by Cendrars, Blaise

London: Peter Owen, 1973. 1st UK Edition. hardbound. Very Good in G-VG dustwrapper/Dustwrapper. 8vo. illustrated title page 1st UK Edition of this work by Blaise Cendrars, set in WWI, and being the third book of an autobiographical series; translated from the French by Nina Rootes; front board embossed with line-drawing in silver; same illustration to title page; medium foxing/offset to prelims, medium foxing to text block, light offset from dustwrapper to spine, o.w. Very Good throughout; dustwrapper... Read more
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AU$110.00
Killing Time

Killing Time

by Simon Armitage

London: Faber and Faber, 1999. Numbered, limited edition . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 1,000 line poem by Simon Armitage. Number signed edition (77 of 100) complete with box cover. Partially uncut. Very good in mustard coloured boards, the whole contained within a black slipcase. 1,000 line poem by Simon Armitage. Number signed edition (77 of 100) complete with slip case. partially uncut and in very good condition.
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£120.00
War Horse

War Horse

by Morpurgo, Michael

First edition, first impression (Kaye & Ward, 1982). Signed by the author to a loosely inserted adhesive bookplate. Original pictorial boards by Victor Ambrus. Upper board is ever so slightly bowed with trivial lifting to laminate at spine head and a shallow and inconspicuous scratch to upper board visible upon closer inspection. Contents nice and clean and free from previous owner names and inscriptions. An excellent copy.
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£800.00
San Andreas

San Andreas

by MacLean, Alistair

London: Collins, 1984. Export Edition with no price on jacket. In 'San Andreas' Alistair MacLean is back at sea and back at war. According to the Geneva Convention, red crosses on a ship guarantee immunity from enemy attack. The San Andreas is a hospital ship....somebody aboard this British hospital ship patrolling the Norwegian Sea is intent on sabotage.... Dark blue boards with silver title print to spine. No ownership markings. Full wrap-around dust jacket illustration depicting the San... Read more
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$32.50
To Bury Our Fathers: a Novel of Nicaragua

To Bury Our Fathers: a Novel of Nicaragua

by Sergio Ramirez and translated by Nick Caistor

Saint Paul, Minnesota: Readers International. Near Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1985. Hard Cover. 0930523024 . A Near fine book with very light age toning to pages, else fine in fine dust jacket. The dust jacket is in a maylar protector. A 5 and 1/2 by 8 inch, , 253 page hardcover. See Photos; A Panoramic Novel of Nicaragua in The Somoza Era. .ref 2&3
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$16.00
Deadly Fresco

Deadly Fresco

by Lyn Southney

Edinburgh: The Moray Press, 1939. First edition of this crime novel, 264 pages in bright clean condition just previous owners inked details on front endpaper dated 1942. NO dustwrapper, outer boards have a couple of light marks and slightly faded on spine, more so to bottom . A nice example of this book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. First Edition First Printing. Boards. Good Plus/No Jacket. 7 ½ x 5 Inches. Hardcover.
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£38.00
THE LIFE OF THE BODY

THE LIFE OF THE BODY

by Smiley, Jane

Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 1990. First edition, limited to 170 numbered copies signed by Smiley and artist Susan Nees. This is copy #75. Illustrated with six hand-colored linoleum blocks. Designec by Allan Kornblum and printed by Julia Druskin and Jill MacKenzie. Handset in Romulus type. Printed on dampened Johannot, a 75% rag and 25% esparto grass paper. Pages sewn concertina style with red Moriki endsheets and bound in black cloth over boards. In plexiglas case with red cloth closure and archival... Read more
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$750.00
Selected Short Stories

Selected Short Stories

by Jones, Glyn

London: J.M. Dent & Sons Limited., 1972 Second printing in hardcover with dust jacket. Glyn Jones, (28 February 1905- April 1995) was a Welsh novelist, poet and literary historian, and an important figure in Anglo-Welsh literature. Jacket has light sticker mark on front panel otherwise Fine/Fine.. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. BC10-6.
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$24.95
The Wasp Factory

The Wasp Factory

by Iain Banks

Abacus, UK, 2010. 31st trade paperback edition. Condition: Near fine, very light edge wear, price sticker on rear cover.Frank, no ordinary sixteen-year-old, lives with his father outside a remote Scottish village. Their life is, to say the least, unconventional. Frank's mother abandoned them years ago: his elder brother Eric is confined to a psychiatric hospital; and his father measures out his eccentricities on an imperial scale. Frank has turned to strange acts of violence to vent his frustrations. In... Read more
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CA$6.95
TO STEP ASIDE: Seven Stories

TO STEP ASIDE: Seven Stories

by COWARD, Noel

New York: Doubleday, 1939. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good +/very good. 8vo. Red cloth boards, blindstamped design to front, gilt lettering to spine. Jacket clipped, moderately edge, shelf worn throughout with one, substantial closed tear at upper front, small areas of loss at spine extremities. Cloth mildly edge worn, small area of discolor to upper rear, overall sound, clean, unmarked. Clean U.S. first edition of Coward's collection of seven short stories in an attractively illustrated dust... Read more
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$15.00
Funeral of Figaro

Funeral of Figaro

by Peters, Ellis

London: The Crime Club/Collins, 1962. 1st Edition. hardbound. Very Good in chipped & rubbed dustwrapper/Dustwrapper. 8vo. 1st Edition Ellis Peters novel, set around the murder of the baritone of a performance of Marriage of Figaro; published by Collins for The Crime Club; dustwrapper illustration shows a noose descending from a musical symbol above red titling; red cloth boards with black titling and Crime Club symbol to foot of spine; endpapers, prelims, last page, and text block foxed (medium),... Read more
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AU$45.00
Sapphira and the Slave Girl

Sapphira and the Slave Girl

by Cather, Willa

New York: Knopf, 1940. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. 1940. First edition. Hardcover, 8vo. in light green cloth, with paper title labels. 295pp. Very good in very good dust jacket. Very minor wear to spine ends of dj. Age toning to extremities of dj, which is now housed in mylar. Light sunning to spine. Internally bright, clean, and unmarked. A nice first edition, in dust jacket, of Cather's novel depicting slavery era Virgina.
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$33.75
James By the Grace of God

James By the Grace of God

by Williamson, Hugh Ross

London, England: Michael Joseph Ltd., 1955 First edition in hardcover with dust jacket. Small bump to one corner, curls to two other, hint of a spine lean. Jacket has minor edgecreasing, light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. BW3-13.
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$14.95
The Caravan Comes Home

The Caravan Comes Home

by Lucy W Bellhouse

London: George G Harrap and Co Ltd, 1951. First edition of this illustrated childrens book number 57 in the Milly Molly Mandy series. 78 pages in overall clean condition just a few very occasional foxing spots, neat former owners details on half title pageand a few very light marks to endpapers. Outer boards have a few light marks and dfustwrapper has small loseesto front edges and top and bottom of spinewith aa larger piece missing at rear, now in clear protective non adhesive sleeve. Though not perfect... Read more
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£28.00
Only When I Larf 1st UK Edition (hardcover)

Only When I Larf 1st UK Edition (hardcover)

by Deighton, Len

London: Michael Joseph, 1968. 1st Thus. hardbound. Very Good in G-VG dustwrapper/Dustwrapper. 8vo. Raymond Hawkey dustwrapper design Len Deighton novel, being a comedy-thriller set in the world of three confidence tricksters; nice dustwrapper showing an extreme close-up of lips and teeth smiling with text in the gap between the upper and lower teeth, and photo of the author to rear panel; described as the 'First cloth bound edition', suggesting the paperback may have pre-dated (there was also a... Read more
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AU$25.00
Gridlock

Gridlock

by Ben Elton

Macdonald, 1991. First Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Nice clean copy. Dj lightly bumped. Not price clipped, no inscriptions
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£9.00
The Five Nations

The Five Nations

by KIPLING, Rudyard

London: Methuan and Co., 1903. Very Good. FIRST TRADE EDITION. 8vo, pp. [xvi], [216] + 38 catalogue (July 1903) as called for (plus 'David' on p.56, line 9, later changed to 'Saul'). Red cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed, a few pages unopened. Spine sunned, a little rubbed and soiled. Foxing to front edge, front and rear, occasionally to margins. Endpapers browned. Else, bright and tight. Very good.
Item Price
£40.00