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    Snow Falling On Cedars - 1st Edition/1st Printing by Guterson, David

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1994. First Edition; First Printing. 1/4 Cloth. 0151001006 . A first printing of the first edition in just about Fine condition, slightly yellowing board and page edges in alike dust jacket, SIGNED by author David Guterson directly on the title page; Guterson's celebrated novel covering the Japanese treatment of the Japanese in the Pacific Northwest in the second World War. An excellent description of American war history with a mysterious murder in the center of the novel. Basis for the major motion picture starring Ethan Hawke, James Cromwell, Richard Jenkins, and Sam Shepard; [xiv], 344, [8] pages; Signed by Author .



    Notre-Dame de Paris by VIctor Hugo; Illustrator-Bernard Lamotte

    The Easton Press, 1983. Leather Bound. Very Good. Very good plus condition, maroon leatherbound with gilt edges




    [Herefordshire: Scorpion Press, 2006]., 2006. First edition. First edition. One of 52 lettered deluxe copies signed by Lionel Davidson, Dick Francis and all contributors which include Len Deighton, Michael Hartland, Michael Johnson, H.R.F. Keating, and artist, John Cook. Very fine leather bound copies with raised bands, gold stamping on the spine and in transparent dust jacket. Foreword by Len Deighton. Numerous pen and ink illustrations throughout the text. Authorized critical profiles and annotated bibliographies from these contributors about the work of Lionel Davidson and Dick Francis. Lionel Davidson is interviewed by Michael Hartland while H.R.F. Keating pays tribute to Dick Francis. Each is followed by a short annotated bibliography by Michael Johnson. This is the first book in the Masters of Crime series.



    In Search Of History by White, Theodore H

    Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library. As New. 1980. Limited Signed Edition. Full-Leather. A special Limited edition, SIGNED by AUTHOR Theodore H. White in unread As New condition, a stunning collectible; This book reviews the authors life from grade school on and details his collision with some of history's greatest personalities. From Mao to Kennedy, Mr. White's travels brought him to the crossroads of history in the bloodiest century. This outstanding book is bound in genuine leather and features gilded, sewn in pages and ribbon marker, simply superb quality, Franklin Library at its best; [xx], 569, [5] pages; Signed by Author .



    How Sleep the Brave & Other Stories : early work on wartime economy paper of H.E. Bates, by Flying Officer X

    Cape (1st), 1943. VG. 18x12cm.covers slightly faded



    The Infidel by Piccard, Pierre

    Saskatoon: Thistledown Press., 2005 First printing in trade paperback. Fine.. 1st Edition. Trade Paperback. Fine. LR2-2.



    The Forked Peach Branch by Munn, Ed; Jerry Reddan

    San Francisco, CA: Jerry Reddan, [ca. 1977]. 4to. Broadside, Letterpress printed on watermarked wove with deckled edge, Very Good+. Some penciled notes. (one of ca. 50 copies).



    Lord of the Isles by Chidsey, Donald Barr

    NY: Avon. Near Fine. 1954. Paperback. Fading to edges, light surface rubbing. Spine is flat and uncreased, feels unread. ; #T-96.; 253 pages .



    An Exposition of the XXXIX Articles of the Church of England by BURNETT, Gilbert, Bishop of Sarum

    Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1805. Leatherbound. Fair. xlviii, 542, [34] p. 22 cm. Leatherbound. From our As Is shelf. Front board and front endpaper nearly detached. Boards rubbed and spine head chipped, no spine label. Tear in title page, paper browning, moderate foxing, tiny ink mark on text block edge.



    Doom Service by Marlowe, Dan J

    Avon T-392 [35c], 1960. First edition, first printing. Mass market paperback. modest paper a little tanned else a good to very good copy. spine is square and straight and cover is nice and bright [NB: bottom inch and a half of spine is torn]. a paperback original.



    Gonzalve De Cordoue, ou Grenade Reconquise. Tome Second by J Florian a

    Chez Ant Aug Renouard, 1820. Hardcover. Good. 1820. 263 pages. No dust jacket. Brown leather boards with gilt decoration. A small book. Name and staining to the free endpapers. The front hinge is cracked. Good bright pages. Mild foxing to the the pages. Heavy edge wear with corner bumping and scuffing. Boards are rubbed and marked. Boards slightly warped. Bright gilt.



    Deeds that Won the Empire by W H Fitchett

    London - Smith, Elder and Co., 1912 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A book on military history. The twenty-seventh edition of this work. With a frontispiece, numerous portraits and several plans. Formed from articles written by Fitchett originally published in The Argus under the same name. Once published in book form it ran into 35 printings and about 250,000 copies were sold. W H Fitchett wrote many military and journalistic works these include Fights for the Flag, Wellington's Men and Nelson and His Captains. Condition: In a full calf binding with gilt stamping to spine. Externally, smart with patches of rubbing to the head and tail of spine and to the extremities. Small cracks to head of spines. Binder's stamp to verso of front endpaper, Spottiswoode and Co. Gift inscription to recto of front endpaper dated 1914. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..



    Standard Novels No XLIX. Tales of the Alhambra, the Last of the Abencerages, the Involuntary Prophet [Bentley Standard Novels] by IRVING, Washington; Chateuabriand; Horace Smith

    London: Richard Bentley 1835. viii, 395 pp., engraved frontis and full title. Contemporary blue morocco half calf with blue boards and marbled edges by Riviere. Very strong copy, with strikingly clean text block. A touch of rubbing to edges, and a hint of fading to boards. . Very Good. Half Morocco. 1835. 12mo..



    Chrysomela by Francis Turner Palgrave

    London - Macmillan and Co., 1911 Book. Good. Hardcover. A poetical anthology of Robert Herrick's poems. With a vignette title page. Edited by scholar and critic Francis Turner Palgrave. Palgrave is known for his anthologies of poetry and was a respected editor of texts. He wasProfessor of poetry at Oxford University for some time. Robert Herrick was a 17th Century lyric poet and cleric. His best known book of poems is his Hesperides which includes his carpe diem poem 'To the Virgins, To Make Much of Time. ' Condition: In a full calf binding with gilt stamping to the spine and board edges. Externally, generally smart with rubbing to the joints and to the head and tail of spine. Loss to the backstrip, particularly at the head and tail of spine and to the joints. Prior owner's gift inscription to the recto of front endpaper, dated '28. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned with the odd spot throughout. Overall: GOOD..



    The Girl from Easy Street by Foster, Richard [Kendall Foster Crossen]

    Popular Library Eagle Book EB32, 1955. First. Mass Market Paperback. a nearly fine bright copy.



    A Choice of the Best English Lyrics by Roger Ingpen (Editor)

    VERY GOOD London - Selwyn and Blount Book. Hardcover. Hardcover. 1922.. A collection of English lyrics pre 17th century. In a Zaehnsdorf binding with gilt stamping to board edges and spine. With an illustrated frontispiece. Compiled by Roger Ingpen. This collectionis one of three books from the 'Choice of Best English Lyrics'series. It contains numerous poems by several well known authors pre-17th century. Poets include Edmund Spenser, Anthony Munday, Sir Philip Sidney, Henry Constable, Christopher Marlowe andWilliam Shakespeare. Condition: In a full calf binding with gilt stamping to board edges and spine. Externally, generally smart with spots to boards and rubbing to the spine, heavier to the head and tail. Prior owner's signature to recto of front endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned to edges and clean throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..



    Trap Line by Hiaasen, Carl; Montalbano, William D

    New York, NY, U.S.A: Atheneum Books, 1982. First Edition. Hard Cover. Used; Good/Good. Light edgeware top and bottom; partially removed price sticker on front endpaper; DJ has small stain, light chipping/creasing. Green paper-covered boards with tan spine bearing copper titles; 240 pp.; pictorial glossy DJ. Early work from Carl Hiaasen. Second novel in collaboration with fellow Miami Herald reporter Montalbano. Breeze Albury, an honest, retired boat captain in Key West, wants to make enough money for him and his son to get "off the Rock". Sabotage forces him to make a run for the local drug cartel. But instead of one trip it's just the beginning of a bloody odyssey of betrayal, blackmail, and death.



    VOODOO PLANET, bound with PLAGUE SHIP by North, Andrew [pseudonym of Andre Norton]

    New York: Ace Books, Inc., 1959 Ace Double book number D-354. A very good plus copy.. First edition, first printing. Paperback.



    A Charge to Keep - 1st Edition/1st Printing by Bush, George W

    New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc.. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1999. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 9780688174415 . A Fine first printing of the first edition in equally unblemished dust-jacket, signed by author and US President George W. Bush on a tipped-in presidential book-plate; President George W. Bush offers a warm, insightful, and honest look at the personal and political experiences that have shaped his values and led to his decision to become a candidate for President after he had worked successfully with Republicans and Democrats in Texas to enact the state's two largest tax cuts and sweeping reforms in education, welfare programs, and criminal justice; xviii, 253, [1] pages; Signed by Author .




    LONDON: HODDER AND STOUGHTON Ltd, 1991 Navy Blue Boards with gilt titles to spine, 220 x 140 mm approx. 350pp. Historical Novel of the boy King of Scots Alexander the Third set during the power politics of his minority and education by David de Lindsay of Luffness. First Edition 1st Printing. Near Fine/ Near Fine (Book- little sign of use. Neat previous owner name and address in ink to free front end paper. Dust Jacket- light rubbing to extremities. Non price clipped - cover £14.99. Supplied in a removable proprietary protective sleeve). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale.



    Death And The I Ching - 1st Edition/1st Printing by Rosenfeld, Lulla

    New York: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc.. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1981. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0517540290 . A first edition/first printing in Fine condition in alike dust-jacket; ; 184 pages .



    THE HUNTER OUT OF TIME by Fox, Gardner F

    New York: Ace Books, Inc., 1965 Ace book number F-354, with 40¢ cover price. Cover art by Gary Morrow. Small initial and number at the bottom corner of the first page, else a fine and bright, unread copy.. First edition, first printing. Paperback.



    Hand to Mouth: A Chronicle of Early Failure by Auster, Paul

    NY: Holt Paperbacks, 1998. First paperback edition. 1997. Signed by the author: Paul Auster on a Barnes & Noble Booksellers book plate which is attached to the page preceding the title page. The book is clean tight and square inside and out with no creasing to the spine. #400 plus pages. Ships in a box.. Signed by Author. First Paperback Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.



    In A Few Hands: Monopoly Power In America - 1st Edition/1st Printing by Kefauver, Estes [; with The Assistanceof Irene Till]

    New York: Pantheon Books. Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1965. First Edition; First Printing. 1/4 Cloth. First edition/first printing in Near Fine condition, light sunning to edges of board in Very Good, spine-sunned dust-jacket. Book designed by Betty Anderson, legendary art director of publisher Knopf in the late 20th century as evidenced by her (small and unobtrusive) inventory number and signature on front paste down; ; B&W Illustrations .



    THE LAND LEVIATHAN by Moorcock, Michael

    New York: DAW Books Inc. DAW book number UW1448. A fine and bright, unread as new copy.. Sixth printing. Paperback.

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