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HOW TO READ THE AIR.

HOW TO READ THE AIR.

by Mengestu, Dinaw

New York:: Riverhead Books,, (2010). SIGNED hardcover first edition -. Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.). First printing. The second novel by the award-winning author of "The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears" - a story of two generations in an Ethiopian immigrant family. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 305 pp.
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NZ$82.56
Jean Anouilh - Poet of Pierrot and Pantaloons

Jean Anouilh - Poet of Pierrot and Pantaloons

by Marsh, Edward Owen

London: W H Allen, 1953. First Edition . Hardcover. Good/Fair. A study of a gifted playwright. Dj chipped and sunned on spine. Book is tight and pages unmarked though spine is faded and worn.
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NZ$10.44
The Givenness of Things: Essays.

The Givenness of Things: Essays.

by ROBINSON, Marilynne

New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2015. Signed by the author on the title page. First edition / First Printing. Ivory paper-covered boards. Very fine in fine dust jacket. A beautiful copy.
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NZ$239.42
Cardboard Castle.

Cardboard Castle.

by WREN, Percival Christopher

Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company , 1938. First edition. No dust jacket. Orange boards faded to front and spine. Ex library, with a few stamps to front blank pages. Overall good reading copy. 311 pages. 195 x 130 mm (7¾ x 5 inches). P.C. Wren is best known for his work Beau Geste. This story involves a woman, who thought herself a widow because her husband was officially declared dead, remarrying only to meet her 'dead' husband alive many years later. The invention of a fictional... Read more about this item
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NZ$62.63
La estatuilla

La estatuilla

by Vázquez, Lourdes

N. pl: Editorial Cultural, 2004. 83p., one of 2,000 copies, very good first edition trade paperback in pictorial wraps. Short stories by the Puerto Rican author.
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NZ$29.72
Fillums

Fillums

by Leonard, Hugh

London : Methuen , 2004 . First Edition . F/F . 8VO . A fine copy in like unclipped jacket.
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NZ$13.21
The Long Valley

The Long Valley

by Steinbeck, John

New York: The Viking Press, 1938. First Edition. First edition. 303 pp. Original cloth. Small dampstain to top of back board, else Near Fine in Very Good unclipped dust jacket with tears along folds at top of front panel, edge-rubbing, small closed tear to bottom of back panel, spine slightly darkened, a few pieces of tape to verso, dampstain to verso of back panel. A collection of twelve stories by the chronicler of the rough-and-tumble American West.
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NZ$660.48
Candlenight (SIGNED Copy)

Candlenight (SIGNED Copy)

by Rickman, Phil

London: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 1991. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0715623842 . Black cloth-covered boards with bright silver-gilt titling and publisher's 'duck' logo to the spine. Slight 'bumping' to the head/tail of the spine due to storage only, but NO damage just a slight 'push' each end. In the original publisher's pictorial dust-jacket, overall a Very Good dust-jacket but with one tiny 'closed' nick... Read more about this item
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NZ$146.14
PLUM PUDDING: Of Divers Ingredients, Discreetly Blended and Seasoned.

PLUM PUDDING: Of Divers Ingredients, Discreetly Blended and Seasoned.

by Morley, Christopher

Garden City, NY:: Doubleday, Page & Co., Inc.,, 1921.. Hardcover first edition -. Very good minus in beige boards with tan cloth spine (corners slightly bumped, lettering on spine rubbed, a few very brief penciled notations in the margins, easily erasable). First printing. A collection of mostly humorous sketches originally published in the New York Evening Post and the Literary Review and other newspapers and journals. Includes a short piece on McSorley's and several on various authors -... Read more about this item
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NZ$30.55
I WOULD HAVE SAVED THEM IF I COULD.

I WOULD HAVE SAVED THEM IF I COULD.

by Michaels, Leonard

New York:: Farrar, Straus & Giroux,, (1975.). Hardcover first edition -. Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (some toning to the dj) . First printing. His second collection of short stories - 'quick and precise. . . obsessed with city life and the sexual body/erotic mind.' (His first collection was nominated for the National Book Award and this was selected by The New York Times Book Review as one of the six best works of fiction published that year) 188 pp. Dust jacket by Guy Fleming.
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NZ$48.71
THE DEATH OF THE KING'S CANARY.

THE DEATH OF THE KING'S CANARY.

by Thomas, Dylan (1914-53) and John Davenport

New York:: The Viking Press,, (1977). Hardcover first edition -. Very good in very good dust jacket (discoloration from glue on endpapers and under dj flaps). First US printing. First publication of this collaborative mystery novel originally written in 1938-1940 by Thomas and Davenport, and unpublishable at the time - one which parodies many of the major poets of the time, including T. S. Eliot, Auden and more. Introduction by Constantine FitzGibbon. Errata slip laid in. 145 pp.
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NZ$24.77
Long Drums and Cannons; Nigerian Dramatists and Novelists

Long Drums and Cannons; Nigerian Dramatists and Novelists

by Laurence, Margaret

New York: Frederick A. Praeger [1969], 1st U.S. Edition. (Hardcover) 209pp. Near fine in very good dust jacket. Bibliography, index. The dust jacket is rubbed. . Modern Firsts. Locale: ; Nigeria. (Fiction, Canadian).
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NZ$173.38
Jack and Nancy.

Jack and Nancy.

by BLAKE, Quentin

London: Jonathan Cape , 1969. First Edition. In hardback illustrated boards with matching original dust jacket. Very tight and neat, appears almost unread. Siblings Jack and Nancy live near the seaside, and can see ships sailing by from their bedroom window. Sailors tell them tales of tropical foreign lands, and they dream of visiting them some day. On a cliff walk one windy day, their father's green umbrella carries them off for an unbelievable adventure! Absolutely lovely story 270 x 215 mm (10¾ x... Read more about this item
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NZ$260.96
Traitors' Gate

Traitors' Gate

by Wheatley, Dennis

London: Hutchinson, 1958. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Nice tight copy in pictorial boards which are a little worn around edges. No inscriptions and clean pages. Unclipped jacket is chipped and worn at edges with a few marks.
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NZ$18.79
Para nacer he nacido

Para nacer he nacido

by NERUDA, Pablo

México, Seix Barral, 1978.En 8vo.451p. Encuadernación rústica del editor. Obra póstuma.La prosa de Neruda en este volumen revela aspectos desconocidos de la personalidad del poeta y completan el autorretrato trazado en "Confieso que he vivido" (1974).
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NZ$123.84
All Roads Lead to Murder: A Case from the Notebooks of Pliny the Younger

All Roads Lead to Murder: A Case from the Notebooks of Pliny the Younger

by Albert A. Bell Jr

High Country Publ Ltd, 2002. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Clean unmarked copy, no inscriptions in fine, unmarked dust jacket. 1st Printing
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NZ$20.88
THE HAUNTING OF L.

THE HAUNTING OF L.

by Norman, Howard

New York:: Farrar, Straus & Giroux,, (2002). Hardcover first edition -. Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.). First printing. The final book in Norman's Canadian trilogy, set in Manitoba in 1927. Dust jacket praise from Andrea Barrett, David Mamet and Thomas Pynchon who states this "is his best work yet, a novel of romantic suspense which grips our attention and touches our hearts. Through Mr. Normans extraordinary gift of listening to the past, these voices speak again, photographs light... Read more about this item
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NZ$37.15
Less. Pulitzer Prize Winner.

Less. Pulitzer Prize Winner.

by GREER, Andrew Sean

New York: Lee Bodreaux Books / Little Brown, 2017. First edition / First printing. Blue paper spine, blue paper-covered boards. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize.
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NZ$165.12
Water Music.

Water Music.

by BOYLE, T. Coraghessan. [T. C. Boyle]

London: Victor Gollancz, 1982. Signed on the title page by the author. First British edition / First printing. Red paper-covered boards. Very fine in very fine dust jacket. Author's first novel.
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NZ$288.96
Time is a Killer

Time is a Killer

by Michel Bussi

W&N, 2018. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. Bright clean lightly read copy with no inscriptions in unclipped dust jacket which is bright and clean, with a slight crease in one corner. First impression.
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NZ$31.32
Vineland.

Vineland.

by PYNCHON, Thomas

Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1990. First edition / First printing. Green cloth. Very fine in very fine dust jacket.
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NZ$247.68
The Children's Story

The Children's Story

by James Clavell

Stated First Printing. In very good condition, clean and unmarked, in a good dust jacket. 3 closed tears on front and back panels, publisher's price intact on flap. Signed, inscribed and dated in year of publication by James Clavell on half title page.
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NZ$206.40
The Silkworm: Cormoran Strike Book 2

The Silkworm: Cormoran Strike Book 2

by Galbraith, Robert

London: Sphere. No inscriptions,; the original, unclipped dust jacket is protected by a clear, removable cover. The second book in the Cormoran Strike series. Weysprings Books is a Member of: the IOBA and PBFA, and subscribes to their Codes of Ethics. . Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. 2014.
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NZ$93.95
Winnie-the-Pooh

Winnie-the-Pooh

by Milne, A. A

Limited edition, published by Methuen Children s Books Ltd. in 1973.
Hand bound in blue leather by Zaehnsdorf, London with lettering to spine and motif to upper board in gilt. All edges gilt. Containing attractive illustrations in colour by E. H. Shepard throughout and housed in a blue cloth slipcase with lettering to spine in gilt. One of 300 copies signed by E. H. Shepard, of which this is number 26.
An excellent, fine book. Some evidence of rubbing to top and bottom edges of slipcase, else near fine.... Read more about this item
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NZ$7,306.95
Kink: An Autobiography

Kink: An Autobiography

by Davies, Dave

New York: Hyperion. First printing of the US first edition. Illustrated by black & white photographs. Subtitled "The outrageous story of my wild years as the founder and lead guitarist of the Kinks". The original, unclipped dust jacket is protected by a clear, removable cover. Weysprings Books is a Member of: the IOBA and PBFA, and subscribes to the Associations' Codes of Ethics. . Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. 1996.
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NZ$73.07