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The Hobbit (Sixth Impression)

By Tolkien, J. R. R.

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1954. Bound in original light green cloth, stamped in dark blue, map endpapers. Some minor soiling to cloth. This is a most acceptable copy of an early reprint (the sixth impression - or the second printing of the second edition). No date on the copyright page, but it is noted that it was printed in Great Britain. The supplied exact facsimile dust jacket with "sixth impression" noted on the front flap) in in perfect condition. The frontispiece is in color "The Hill: Hobbiton-across-the-water,". A really nice early printing of this now classic novel. This was one of 1000 copies that were imported from Allen and Ulwin. 315 pp. . First Edition / Sixth Impression. Hard Cover. Very Good +/Fine (Facsimile DW). 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$550.00

She Knew She Was Right -- (Association Copy)

By LITVINOV, Ivy

NY: Viking, 1971. Bound in yellow cloth and gray boards, stamped in red in matching dust jacket. This copy is inscribed , signed and dated to Lillian Ross -- a fellow New Yorker writer. Inscribed in the year of publication. A 247 pp. book of short stories by the author. Yellowing to extremes of book and jacket -- but no major flaws. . Inscribed and Signed. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good ++/Very Good +.

$55.00

A Roomful of Hovings

By MCPHEE, John

NY: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1968. Dustwrapper a bit of scuffing to spine ends of dustwrapper, but overall, a crisp, clean copy of the scarce first edition of the author's fifth book. A book that contains character studies of Thomas Hoving, Euell Gibbons, Robert Twynam, Temple Fielding and M.I.T. Fellows in Africa.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good ++/Very Good ++.

$22.00

All We Need of Hell : A Novel

By CREWS, Harry

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Harper & Row, 1987. A tight, clean copy of the first edition of this, the author's 12th book. 161 pp. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$45.00

Biltmore Oswald
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Biltmore Oswald

By SMITH, J. Thorne

NY: Frederick A. Stokes, 1918. A tight, clean copy of the first edition of the author's first book in dustwrapper that shows some chipping, and tears (repaired archivally from the obverse). Still, a desirable copy of Smith's book. The author went on to write the Topper series later in life. . First Edition. Hard Cover. VG++/VG Only. Illus. by Dick Dorgan.

$135.00

The Honourable Mr. Tawnish
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The Honourable Mr. Tawnish

By FARNOL, Jeffery

Boston: Little, Brown, 1913. A brilliant copy bound in lavender cloth, stamped in gold. It looks as if it was bound yesterday! In a pink dustwrapper, stamped in gold that's only flaw is light fading to spine (but still certainly readable). The author's fourth novel re: London Society. A stunning copy. . First American Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

$225.00

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
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Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

By WELLS, Rebecca

NY: HarperCollins, 1998. A tight, clean copy of the first edition of this book that went into many printings and the basis for the film of the same name. Uncommon in this protected condition. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$45.00

Tales of the South Pacific
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Tales of the South Pacific

By MICHENER, James

Taiwan: Taiwan Piracy, 1974. Bound in black patterned boards, stamped in silver. This is a pure Taiwan priracy edition in dustwrapper. It was copied from the Fawcett paperback edition -- but it has a nice dust jacket (with illustration from the front and back panels of the paperback edition. A very scarce Michener collectible -- downright rare in this protected condition. Not listed in the Groseclose bibliography. For the Michener "completist".. Later Printing. Hard Cover. VG++/VG++.

$195.00

Paco's Story

By HEINEMANN, Larry

NY: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1986. Only flaw is that the dust jacket is price-clipped. A tight, clean unread copy of this, the first edition of this National Book award winning Vietnam novel by the author. His second book. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine -- Price-Clipped.

$37.50

Alp: A Novel

By Hjortsberg, William

Simon and Schuster, 1969. Dustwrapper shows a bit of minimal darkening to extremes. Overall, a tight, clean copy of this, the author's first book in nice dustwrapper that was done by Paul Bacon. 157 pp.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/VG++.

$45.00

The Chill Factor

By LAMBERT, Derek (Writing as Richard Falkirk)

London: Michael Joseph, 1971. The first edition of this spy novel written by Richard Falkirk re: Russian trawlers in Iceland. 224 pp. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$45.00

Mountain Language

By PINTER, Harold

NY: Grove, 1989. The first edition of this play by the noted playwright who recently won the Nobel Prize. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

$25.00

Heart Songs and other Stories
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Heart Songs and other Stories

By PROULX, E. Annie

NY: Scribners, 1988. Slightest wear to top edge of spine. Overall, a brilliant copy of Proulx's first work of fiction. Proulx went on to win both the Nat'l Book Award and the Pulitzer for her "Shipping News". Laid in is an author-signed colorful luggage sticker. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$550.00

Here We Are in Paradise (Signed)

By EARLEY, Tony

Boston: Little, Brown, 1994. The first edition of the author's first book -- A book of short stories. Earley is a Granta 20 author. Remainder mark on page edges. SIGNED by the author on the title page.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$42.50

The Years as Catches

By DUNCAN, Robert

CA: Oyez, 1966. The first hardcover (un-signed) edition of the first printing. One of 170 copies and scarce thus. Highly collectable and hard to find in any condition. This copy is in great condition. Ref.: Bertholf A20.... First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

$135.00

The Doomsday Men

By PRIESTLEY, J.B

London: Heinemann, 1938. The dustwrapper shows some chipping to extremes and one scuffed corner of book. But, overall, a tight, clean, first British edition in well above average dustwrapper by the prolific British author and essayist. A novel with map endpapers of the Mojave Desert.. First British Edition. Hard Cover. VG+/VG+.

$55.00