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The Yokota Officers Club

by Sarah Bird (1949- )

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The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB
Published
2001
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780375412141
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$2.50

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367 pages. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 1/2") bound in original publisher's quarter red paper with silver lettering to sine over blue boards in original pictorial jacket. First edition. 1. Smells play a major role in The Yokota Officers Club . They are even used as titles for each chapter. What effect did they have on you as a reader?… Read more
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Indiscretions of Archie

by Pelham Grenville "P G" Wodehouse (1881-1975)

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The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB
Published
1921
Condition
Good to very good
Edition
First
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$750.00

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320 pages. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 5") bound in original publisher's light blue cloth-covered boards with black lettering to spine and cover with black ruled edges in original later issue pictorial jacket. (McIlvaine A26a) First edition with "fried" potatoes in line 20, instead of line 12 as per McIlvaine. Indiscretions of Archie is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first… Read more
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$750.00
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Laughing Gas

by Pelham Grenville "P G" Wodehouse (1881-1975)

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The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB
Published
1936
Condition
Betteer than very good
Edition
First
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$1,000.00

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311+[blank]+[viii ad] pages. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 5") bound in original publisher's orange cloth lettered in black at spine and upper board, publisher's device lower spine with black border in original pictorial jacket. (McIlvaine A56a) First edition in first state jacket with 7'6 to spine. Laughing Gas was serialized in This Week magazine (US) in six issues between 24 March… Read more
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$1,000.00
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The Clicking of Cuthbert

by Pelham Grenville "P G" Wodehouse (1881-1975)

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Published
1924
Condition
About very good
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$1,200.00

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256 pages. Small octavo (7 3/4" x 5") bound in original publisher's pea-green cloth-covered boards with green lettering to spine and cover with pictorial cover in original later pictorial jacket. Inscribed by the author. (McIlvaine A27a.4.) Later printing in later jacket. First published in 1922. Inscribed by Wodehouse on front free endpaper: "To/James Douglas/With the author's compliments/P.G. Wodehouse/June 4 1926." Listing through… Read more
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$1,200.00
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A Gentleman of Leisure

by Pelham Grenville "P G" Wodehouse (1881-1975)

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The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB
Published
1921
Condition
Good to very good
Edition
First
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$2,250.00

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256 pages. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 5") bound in original publisher's apple green cloth lettered in black, heavy black border and lettering upper board in original publisher's later jacket. (McIlvaine: A13b.3) Third issue. McIlvaine A13b.3 which is stated to be third issue, 1921 but the latest in eight titles listed is The Girl on the Boat (June 1922) and The… Read more
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$2,250.00
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Cloak of Darkness

by Helen Clark MacInnes (1907-1985)

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The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB
Published
1982
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Book Club
ISBN
9780151181711
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$1.50

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342 pages. Octavo (8 1/2" x 5 3/4") bound in original publisher's quarter black cloth with gilt lettering to spine over beige boards. Book Club edition. This is Helen MacInnes at her very best.. The story concerns the fictitious Interintell, an organization supported by, but not a part of, the governments of a few NATO countries. Interintell has tasked itself… Read more
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Bill the Conqueror, His Invasion of England in the Springtime

by Pelham Grenville "P G" Wodehouse (1881-1975)

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The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB
Published
1925
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First
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$1,000.00

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323 pages. Small octavo (7 3/4" x 5 14") bound in original publisher's organge cloth with green lettering to spine and cover with decorative ruled edge in original pictorial jacket. (McIlvaine A33b) First edition. Bill the Conqueror (subtitled His Invasion of England in the Springtime) is a novel by P.G. Wodehouse, first published in the United Kingdom on 13 November 1924… Read more
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Collecting books for fun and profit

by Arthur H Minters (1932-2014)

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The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB
Published
1979
Condition
Very good to fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780668045988
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$2.50

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xvi+199 pages with plates, appendix, glossary, bibliography and index. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 1/2") bound in original publisher's red cloth with gilt lettering to spine in original pictorial jacket. First edition. Whether you are an experienced and seasoned collector or one who is just starting out in the fascinating field of book collecting, this book should interest, amuse and… Read more
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The Night of the Hunter

by Grubb, Davis Alexander (1919-1980) signed with signed cards Robert Mitchum , Shelly Winters and Lillian Gish

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The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB
Published
1953
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
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$1,250.00

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273 pages. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 3/4") bound in original publisher's quarter black cloth with white lettering to spine over blue boards in original jacket. Signed with a reduced reproduction of the movie poster and Signature cards of three of the movie actors: Robert Mitichum, Shelly Winters and Lillian Gish. First edition. One of 1000 copies only specially autographed… Read more
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$1,250.00
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My Children! My Africa!

by Athol Fugard (1932- )

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The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB
Published
1990
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First
ISBN
9781559360135
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$2.00

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78 pages. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 1/2") bound in original publisher's silver lettering to spine in original pictorial jacket. First edition. The search for a means to an end to apartheid erupts into conflict between a black township youth and his "old-fashioned" black teacher. Condition: Front board creased. previous owner's name to front end paper. Jacket front heal hing… Read more
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MacLyon

by Lolah Burford (1931-2002)

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The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First
ISBN
9780297769828
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$10.00

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x+310 pages. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 1/2") bound in original publisher's blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine in original pictorial jacket. First edition. When the drunken Diarmid MacLyon abducts and forcibly marries the young Mary Elisabeth Grant, the impulsive act has consequences that neither could foresee. Disowned by his father, his homestead and new wife savaged by His… Read more
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Christmas

by Alice Dalgliesh (1893-1979)

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The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB
Published
1962
Condition
Very Good
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$15.00

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viii+244 with frontispiece and illustrated title illustrated Hildegard Woodward. Octavo (8 3/4" x 6 2.3") bound in original publisher's red cloth with white lettering to spine and cover in original jacket. First published in 1950. Excellent collection of all types of Christmas stories, old and new -- some old favorites, prose and verse, accounts of Christmas customs, carols. The inclusion… Read more
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Free Fall in Crimson

by John Dann MacDonald (1916-1986)

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The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB
Published
1981
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Book Club
ISBN
9780060148331
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$1.00

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246 pages. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 1/2") bound in original publisher's quarter black cloth with gilt lettering to spine over red boards in original pictorial jacket. Book Club edition. Free Fall in Crimson is the nineteenth novel in the Travis McGee series by John D. MacDonald. In the plot McGee sets out to investigate the death of an ailing… Read more
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Anno's Flea Market

by Mitsumasa Anno (1926- )

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The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB
Published
1984
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780399210334
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$10.00

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unpaginated with illustrations by Mitsumasa Anno. Quarto (10 1/4" 8 1/2") bound in original publisher's pictorial boards in original publisher's pictorial jacket. First American edition. Depicts the treasures and trash of a flea market as a journey through time and human history. One Saturday morning in the town square, men, women, and children buy and sell everything imaginable, oldest… Read more
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Layover

by Max Martínez (1943- )

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The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB
Published
1997
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9781558851993
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$5.00

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294 pages. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 3/4") bound in original publisher's red cloth with gilt lettering to spine in original pictorial jacket. First edition. Priscilla Arrabal is a clever, young woman with a bright future, until her world comes crashing down around her. She loses her job and finds that her boyfriend has moved in a new girlfriend. Disillusioned… Read more
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White Leg

by Max Martínez (1943- )

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The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB
Published
1996
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9781558850989
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$15.00

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253 pages. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 1/2") bound in original publisher's black cloth with silver lettering to spine in original pictorial jacket. First edition. Gil Blue's fourteen-month career robbing convenience stores in White Leg and surrounding towns in Texas comes to an explosive end in the early hours one spring morning, when a Texas Ranger walks in on a… Read more
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The Illusion of Orderly Progress

by Barbara "Bobbie" Pugh Norfleet (1926- )

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The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780375405587
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$45.00

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101 pages with color frontispiece and photographs. Oblong octavo (8 3/4' x 10 1/4") bound in original publisher's pictorial covers. Foreword by Edward O Wilson. First edition. From one of America's most distinguished and quirkily gifted photographers, a wildly original book of images that chronicles--and critiques--the curiously familiar social life of bugs. Barbara Norfleet loves bugs for both their beauty… Read more
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King Orville and the Bullfrogs

by Kathleen Abell

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The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB
Published
1974
Condition
Better than very good
Edition
First
ISBN
9780316001991
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$20.00

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48 pages with illustrations by Errol Le Cain. Oblong small octavo (7 3/4" x 10 1/4") bound in original publisher's blue cloth with green lettering t spine and cover with front pictorial to cover in original pictorial jacket. Second printing. When the king causes his three daughters' suitors to be turned into bullfrogs, a way must be found for true… Read more
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Cinderella

by Moira Kemp (1956- )

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The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB
Published
1981
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780241106365
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$15.00

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unpaginated with color illustrations. Square royal octavo (9 1/4" x 8 1/2") bound in original publisher's pictorial covers in original publisher's pictorial jacket. First edition. Moira Kemp, children s book illustrator, has had 33 books published to date which have cumulatively sold over 5.5 million copies. Her titles include Grandma Chicken-legs by Geraldine McCaughrean, the Action Rhymes and Nursery Rhymes… Read more
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Clever Bill

by William Newzam Prior Nicholson (1872-1949)

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The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB
Published
1977
Condition
Fine
ISBN
9780374313630
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$15.00

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22 pages with color illustrations. Oblong small octavo (7 1/2" x 10") bound in original publisher's red cloth with black lettering to spine and pictorial to cover in original pictorial jacket. First Thus. First published in 1927. One of the greatest children's books of all time, from the renowned artist William Nicholson, illustrator of The Velveteen Rabbit. The perfect… Read more
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