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    Jack: Ak Biography Of Jack London - 1st Edition/1st Printing by Sinclair, Andrew

    New York, Hagerstown, San Francisco, London: Harper & Row, Publishers. Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket. c1977. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. 0060138998 . An attractive first edition/first printing in Good+ condition with soiling, edgewear and bumped corners in a price-clipped Very Good- dust-jacket with soiling, edgewear and tearing; .


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    Monologue of a Dog. by Szymborska, Wislawa; Foreword by Billy Collins

    Orlando: Harcourt Inc, 2006. First edition of this collection of poetry from the Nobel Prize-winning author. Octavo, original boards. Signed by both Wislawa Szymborska and Billy Collins; who contributed the foreword. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Jennifer Jackman. Translated from the Polish by Clare Cavanagh and Stanislaw Baranczak. "The wry and slyly tender voice of Wislawa Szymborska couldn't belong to anyone else" (Mark Doty).


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    Encyclopedia of Military Aircraft, The by Jackson, Robert

    Bath, England: Parragon Books, 2002. Hardcover with laminated pictorial boards and pictorial dustjacket, first edition, 1900gms, 384 pages, illustrated endpapers. Contains over 650 entries from 1914 to the present day. Book is in good condition with moderate general wear and tear. Dust jacket is in good condition with moderate shelf wear and chipping to edges and corners, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Attached picture is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. Book weighs over 1.8kg and may incur additional postage. And if you can't find the title your looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 20,000 books in stock we can't list them all!! . First Edition. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. Good/Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.


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    George Foreman's Guide to Life: How to Get Up off the Canvas when Life Knocks You Down - 1st Edition/1st Printing by Foreman, George with Linda Kulman

    New York: Simon & Schuster. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2002. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Hardcover. 074322499X . A bright first edition/first printing in unread Fine condition in alike dust-jacket. SIGNED by author George Foreman on the first leaf; As a two time former heavyweight champion of the world, George Foreman knows a lot about success. Foreman talks about overcoming life's hurdles using anecdotes from his own life as examples .


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    Eagles at War - 1st Edition/1st Printing by Boyne, Walter J

    New York: Crown Publishers, Inc.. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1991. First Edition; First Printing. 1/4 Cloth. 0517576104 . A bright first edition/first printing in Very Good+ condition with soiled edges in alike dust-jacket with light edgewear; .


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    Mazes and Monsters: A Novel - 1st Edition/1st Printing by Jaffe, Rona

    New York: Delacorte Press. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1981. First Edition; First Printing. 1/4 Cloth. 0440055369 . A bright first edition/first printing in Near Fine condition in Very Good+ dust-jacket with edgewear and inscription to front flap; .


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    The New War: The Web of Crime That Threatens America's Security - 1st Edition/1st Printing by Kerry, Senator John

    New York: Simon & Schuster. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1997. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Hardcover. 0684818159 . A handsome first edition/first printing in Fine condition in alike dustjacket, SIGNED by senator and author John Kerry with "Best Wishes" (without further dedication) directly on the title page; As a former member of the Senate Subcommittee on Terrorism, Narcotics, and International Operations from 1987 to 1997, Kerry argues that neither the American government nor the average American citizen gives enough attention to the threat international crime and terrorism pose to this country. To fight the problem, he outlines a plan which includes the globalization of law enforcement and a "reengineering of international law" .


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    Mordant's Need: the Mirror of Her Dreams - 1st Edition/1st Printing by Donaldson, Stephen R

    New York: Ballantine Books. Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1986. First Edition; First Printing. 1/4 Cloth. 0345332989 . First edition/first printing in Very Good condition with front hinge starting in Very Good+ dust-jacket with minor edgewear; .


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    Reckless Homicide - 1st Edition/1st Printing by Genberg, Ira

    New York: St. Martin's Press. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1998. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 031217974X . An attractive first edition/first printing in Near Fine condition in alike dust jacket with minor edgewear; Edgar Award Nominee .


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    The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Blériot - 1st UK Edition/1st Printing by Provensen, Alice and Martin Provensen

    London: Hutchinson. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1983. 1st UK Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0091543002 . First British edition/first printing in Near Fine condition, light bumping to edges in alike dust-jacket; The winner of the Caldecott Medal for illustration in 1984 captures the story of Louis Blériot, the first pilot to fly across the English Channel, eighteen years before Charles Lindbergh's flight across the Atlantic. Alice and Martin Provensen's richly detailed paintings convey this exciting and historic event with wonderful authenticity; Color Illustrations .


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    A Delicate Truth - 1st Edition/1st Impression by Le Carré, John [; David John Moore Cornwell]

    London: Penguin. As New in As New dust jacket. 2013. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Hardcover. 9780670922796 . A most handsome first Impression of the first "Waterstones edition" in As New condition in alike dustwrapper with the required "Exclusive to Waterstones" and "signed by author" stickers. SIGNED by author John Le Carré on the title page. The Waterstones edition includes a five page introduction by the author; Le Carré's account of Wildlife, a counter-terror operation being mounted in Gilbraltar, Britain's most precious colony. Its purpose is to capture and abduct a high-value jihadist arms-buyer .


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    Breathing Lessons - 1st Edition/1st Printing by Tyler, Anne

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1988. First Edition; First Printing. 1/4 Cloth. 0394572343 . First Trade edition/first printing in Near Fine condition in Very Good+ dust-jacket. Back of book jacket has indentations where someone has written and it has"bled" through to jacket. No physical writing on jacket; The tale of an ordinary couple, Maggie and Ira Moran, who have been incompatibly married for 28 years. All the action takes place on one summer day as Maggie and Ira drive from Baltimore to Pennsylvania to a funeral. An accidental detour and a chance encounter help them rediscover the love that binds them together in spite of it all. Basis for the 1994 television movie starring James Garner and Joanne Woodward .


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    Where Men Win Glory; The Odyssey Of Pat Tillman - 1st Edition/1st Printing by Krakauer, Jon

    New York: Doubleday. Fine+ in Fine+ dust jacket. c2009. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0385522266 . A most attractive first edition/first printing in Very Fine condition in alike dust-jacket; May 2002. Pat Tillman walks away from a $3.6M NFL contract to join the United States Army. Troubled by 9/11 he felt an obligation to join the fight against al-Qaeda and the Taliban. Two years after. Pat Tillman dies on a desolate hillside in southeastern Afghanistan .


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    The American Shad; Selection From The Founding Fish - 1st Edition by McPhee, John

    Far Hills, NJ: Meadow Run Press. As New. 2004. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author & Illustrator. Cloth. 1886967148 . A most attractive first edition, limited to 500 copies, signed by author John McPhee on the limitation page. Uncalled for, this book is further signed on the title page by illustrator John Rice. Unread Very Fine condition in original glassine wrapper and alike slip-case; "American Shad are schooling ocean fish, and when they come in to make their run up the river they follow the deep channels. In the estuary towards the end of the winter, they mill around in tremendous numbers, waiting for the temperature to rise. Soon, a single sentence moves northward with them - sending amps and volts through the likes of me. The phone rings, and someone says, "They're in the river." (from the introduction) .


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    Eucalyptus - 1st Edition/1st Printing by Bail, Murray

    Melbourne: Text Publishing. As New in As New dust jacket. 1998. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Hardcover. 1875847634 . A stunning first edition/first printing in As New condition in alike dust jacket, SIGNED by author Murray Bail directly on the title page; Set in the Australian state of New South Wales, the story focuses on a farmer who plants hundreds of kinds of eucalyptus trees on his property and says that only the man who can name every one can marry his daughter. Unfortunately, she falls in love with a stranger who tells her fabulous stories of distant lands. Winner of the Miles Franklin Award .


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    Trunk Music - 1st Edition/1st Printing by Connelly, Michael

    Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1997. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Hardcover. 0316152447 . A sharp first edition/first printing in Near Fine condition with lightly soiled page edges in alike dust jacket with mild edgewear. SIGNED by author Michael Connelly directly on the title page; 1998 Barry Award Winner for Best Novel. LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch lands his first case after an involuntary leave of absence. A Hollywood producer is found in the trunk of his car with two bullets in the head. It looks like a mafia hit; A Harry Bosch Novel .


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    Shock Radio - 1st Edition/1st Printing by Clark, Leigh

    New York: Forge. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1996. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0312857241 . First edition/first printing in Near Fine condition with lightly soiled edges in alike dust-jacket with minor edgewear; .


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    The Burden of Proof - 1st Edition/1st Printing by Turow, Scott

    New York: Farrar, Starus, Giroux. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1990. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Hardcover. 0374117349 . First Trade edition/first printing in Near Fine condition with trace of damp staining to rear free end paper and rear pastedown in alike dust-jacket with minor edgewear. SIGNED by author Scott Turow on the title page; Alejandro "Sandy" Stern, the defense lawyer from Presumed Innocent, comes home to find his wife has committed suicide, leaving behind a web of mystery, money and guilt. While Stern hunts for answers, he is caught up in the threatened Federal prosecution of his most powerful and troublesome client, his own brother-in-law .


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    Manhattan Beach by Egan, Jennifer

    New York: Scribner, 2017. First printing (first edition) of the acclaimed novel of a woman becoming a naval diver in World War Two. Full number string. Light wear to book & jacket, near fine; unmarked.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Octavo.


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    What's to Become of the Boy? or Something to Do with Books - 1st US Edition/1st Printing by Böll, Heinrich; translated by Leila Vennnewitz

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1984. 1st US Edition; First Printing. 1/4 Cloth. 0394530160 . A most attractive first American edition/first printing in unread Fine condition in alike dust jacket; The first autobiographical work of the German Nobel Prize winner, focusing on the crucial years of Böll's boyhood, 1933-1937, coinciding with Hitler's rise to power in Germany. Translated from the original German "Was soll aus dem Jungen bloss werden" by Leila Vennewitz .


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    There's Nobody There: Community Care of Confused Older People by Opie, Anne

    Auckland, New Zealand: Oxford University Press, 1992. Softcover, first edition, 320gms, 220 pages. This book is a qualitative study of the practice of caring for confused elderly people which also examines the implicationso f community care for social policy. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and moderate page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. . First Edition. Soft Cover. Good/Not Applicable. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    Played By Ear: The Autobiography of Daniel A. Lord, S.J. -1st Edition/1st Printing by Lord, Daniel A. , S. J

    Chicago and Garden City, NY: Loyola University Press / Hanover House, Distributors. Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket. 1956. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. First edition/first printing in Very Good+ condition with bookplate to front pastedown and front hinge starting in Good+ dust-jacket, with edgewear, closed tears (including a five inch closed tear to front fold starting at the bottom corner of the jacket) , chipping, and rubbing .


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    The Conquest Of Morocco - 1st US Edition/1st Printing by Porch, Douglas

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Near Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1983. 1st US Edition; First Printing. 1/4 Cloth. 0394511581 . A handsome first American edition/first printing in Near Fine condition with limited sunning, interior seemingly unread in Fine dust-jacket. From the collection of 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 Photographs .


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    The Fig Eater by Shields, Jody

    Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.: Little Brown & Company, 2000. 311 pgs. Fine hardcover, clean and crisp, in Near Fine jacket. Tiny pinhead perforation to bottom left corner of jacket near spine edge, else fine. Set in Vienna in 1910, the murder of Freud's famous patient Dora is being investigated by the Inspector, newly trained in rationalist criminology. The author presents turn-of-the-century Vienna combined with aspects of forensics, criminolgy, food, botany, folklore, customs, perverse medical practices and subtle sexual secrets. ISBN 0316785644. #1742. First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - 7¾ - 9¾ Inches Tall.


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    A Fly Has A Hundred Eyes - 1st Edition/1st Printing by Baron, Aileen G

    Chicago: Academy Chicago Publishers. Fine+ in Fine+ dust jacket. 2002. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Hardcover. 0897335090 . A handsome first edition/first printing in unread Very Fine condition in Very Fine dust-jacket. Signed and dated, December 2002, by author Aileen G. Baron directly on the title page; .


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