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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

by L. Frank Baum

First Edition, 7th Printing. Book Condition: Very Good. Pages clean, all pop-ups functional. The flying monkey pop-up does need a gentle hand, as some of those little pieces try to get caught in other parts. See photos.
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£16.27
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7)

by J. K. Rowling

First American Edition. First Printing. Book is in Very Good+ condition, with some light discoloration along page edges and very light shelfwear. Dust jacket is in Near Fine condition with very light shelfwear.
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£24.40
What is God?

What is God?

by Jacob Needleman

Tarcher, New York, 2010. First trade paperback printing. Condition: Near fine, very light corner wear and slight nicks at spine.In his most deeply personal work, religious scholar Needleman cuts a clear path through today's clamorous debates over the existence of God, illuminating an entirely new way of approaching the question of how to understand a higher power.
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£4.69
Oyster

Oyster

by Hospital, Janette Turner

Australia: Knopf, 1996. First Australian Edition. Dated and signed by Hospital on title page.. Signed by Author. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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£23.49
The Heretic's Defense

The Heretic's Defense

by Smith, Henry Preserved

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926. Autobiography of Bible scholar & teacher, tried for heresy for positing that inspiration does not necessitate inerrancy. First edition. Hardcover, full maroon cloth, gilt titling. Light wear to book, gift note on free endsheet, jacket spine & edges badly faded, short tear & creased chunk to raer panel, light edgewear. Text clean; [x], 130 pages, bibliography.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 5½" by 7¾".
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£24.40
Wild River

Wild River

by Strong, Anna Louise

Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1943. Sympathetic novel of the Soviet Union, then our allies, centering around the builders & destroyers of the Dnieper Dam in the Ukraine during the War; the author worked as a journalist there after 1921. Stated first edition (first printing). Hardcover, full brick red cloth, blue titling. Light wear to book; jacket rubbed with edgewear including tiny tears, chips; spine tanned with heaviliy chipped ends, one small hole. Text clean; [6], 327 pages.. First Edition.... Read more about this item
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£20.34
Good-bye, Mr. Chippendale

Good-bye, Mr. Chippendale

by Robsjohn-Gibbings, T. H

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1944. Classic diss of 'Early English' antiques and absurdities of American Nouveau Riche morés, and a breezy history of interior design and the antiques trade; the author, then one of America's leading interior designers, was partly pro-classical antiquity, partly pro-modernity. Stated first edition (first printing). Hardcover, full greenish-tan cloth blocked in raspberry; gilt titling. Covers lightly discolored, minor bumps to corners; jacket lightly tanned... Read more about this item
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£61.00
World Light

World Light

by Laxness, Halldor; translated by Magnus Magnusson

Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1969. First edition in English of this Icelandic author's satiric look at his homeland, inspired by the life of alienated poet Magnus Hjaltason Magnusson, the last of his "epic" novels, not well-received in Iceland because of its "harshly ironic portrayal of a backward Iceland during the rise of capitalism"; Laxness won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1955. Stout hardcover, full blue cloth, silver titling. Light wear to book, rear corners... Read more about this item
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£191.15
One Tear for My Grave

One Tear for My Grave

by Roscoe, Mike

New York: Signet, 1956. Stated first [paperback] printing of this crime novel of murdered bookies. Signet 1358. First edition thus. Light wear to book, light creases to front cover, short crease to rear cover, minor damage to the last few pages; paper lightly tanned, glue a little weak; as pictured. Text clean, 141 pages + 3 pages ads.. First Paperback Edition. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. 4¼" by 7".
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£12.20
Desolation Road

Desolation Road

by McDonald, Ian

PYR, Amherst, 2009. First trade paperback printing. Condition: Near fine, very light edge and corner wear.It all began thirty years ago on Mars, with a greenperson. But by the time it all finished, the town of Desolation Road had experienced every conceivable abnormality from Adam Black's Wonderful Travelling Chautauqua and Educational 'Stravaganza (complete with its very own captive angel) to the Astounding Tatterdemalion Air Bazaar. Its inhabitants ranged from Dr. Alimantando, the town's founder and... Read more about this item
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£5.87
Tall Grow the Tallow-Woods

Tall Grow the Tallow-Woods

by BINGHAM, Geoffrey C

Adelaide: Historical Consultants. 1991. Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made clear archival plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Light wear to dustjacket edges and corners. Robust, professional packaging and tracking provided for all parcels. 243 pages. . 1st Edition. Hardback.
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£9.39
Where I Live: Selected Essays

Where I Live: Selected Essays

by Williams, Tennessee

New York: New Directions, 1978. Collection of 30 essays, some autobiographical, others relating to Williams' plays, the theater, actresses, Carson McCullers, writing, etcetera. Edited by Christine R. Day & Bob Woods. First printing, second state jacket, with $12.50 price on flap. Full red cloth, gilt titling. Very light wear, small mark on rear cover, jacket shows very light age toning on the edges; near fine. . First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. 5¾" by 8¼".
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£28.47
Madeleine

Madeleine

by Andre Gide

Elephant/Dee Publisher, Chicago, 1998. First trade paperback edition. Condition: Very good plus, light edge and corner wear, dust shadow.Madeleine is the story of a great writer's marriage, a deeply disturbing account of Andre Gide's feelings towards his beloved and long-suffering wife. It was a relationship which Gide exalted--he termed it the central drama of his existence--yet deliberately shrouded in mystery. This was no ordinary marriage. Madeleine Rondeaux, two years older than her cousin Andre... Read more about this item
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£4.10
The Russia House

The Russia House

by John Le Carre

Penguin, Toronto, 1990. First paperback printing. Condition: Good, edge and corner wear, slight scuffing towards bottom of front page, spine creasing, slight bowing.John le Carre's bestselling classic is a timeless spy thriller about the Iron Curtain and the tense relationship between Great Britain and Russia.John le Carré has earned worldwide acclaim with extraordinary spy novels, including The Russia House, an unequivocal classic. Navigating readers through the shadow worlds of international espionage... Read more about this item
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£1.47
DIM SUM

DIM SUM

by RHODA LEE

FIRST EDITION. VERY GOOD, CLEAN, UNMARKED, UNUSED, TIGHT COPY.
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£81.34
Magic for Mary M

Magic for Mary M

by Baker, Charlotte

New York: David McKay, 1953. Pre-teen girls have adventures in oil-field Texas. First edition, first printing. Hardcover, full orange cloth, navy titling & decoration. Light wear to book; page edges spotted/foxed; jacket rubbed & tanned with minor spine fade, a few short tears, chips. Text clean; [10], 148 pages, line drawings.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Good. Illus. by Charlotte Baker. Octavo.
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£44.74
shadows on the road

shadows on the road

by mercedes gallgher parks

An account of ramblings round Europe in which the author's chief object was to see the places in which her favourite authors, artists and composers, lived and died.

8 full page plates.

Light browning to closed block edge. Neat insc. on fep.

In dustwrapper with loss.
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£29.99
Slow Dance on the Killing Ground

Slow Dance on the Killing Ground

by Hanley, William

New York: Random House, 1964. Early work by Hanley, his fourth play and second published book; he later found more success writing for TV. Stated first printing (first edition), INSCRIBED by Hanley on the free endsheet: "For Harvey Rothman with great affection for a true friend. Bill Hanley Dec. 1964." Hardcover, black cloth spine over vermilion boards, gilt titling. Light wear to book; jacket a bit rubbed. Text clean; [8], 135 pages + colophon.. Inscribed by the Author. First Edition. Hard... Read more about this item
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£61.00
Bittersweet

Bittersweet

by Barr, Nevada

New York: St. Martin's Press, 1984. Barr's first novel, a historical western featuring "two daring women [who] pursue forbidden love in late nineteenth-century America"; the author later found fame with her 'Anna Pigeon' series of mysteries set in national parks. First printing, first edition. Green hardcover, gilt titling. Light general wear, corners lightly bumped & rubbed; jacket shows light edgewear, minor chipping, short tear & light creasing to lower front... Read more about this item
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£61.00
Johnsville in the Olden Time, and Other Stories.

Johnsville in the Olden Time, and Other Stories.

by Bailey, Nathan J

New York: Edward O. Jenkins' Sons, 1884. Stories of downstate New York and the Hudson Valley in the 1800s, reminscent of Washington Irving. Hardcover, full green cloth, gilt titling, beveled boards, all edges gilt. Light wear, corners rubbed. Text clean; 255 pages.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Quarto.
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£32.54
MODERN MEXICAN ARTISTS

MODERN MEXICAN ARTISTS

Small octavo (8 by 6 inches) Mexico : Frances Toor Studios, 1937. First Edition. 202 pages printed on coated stock, (56 pages of text, each section headed by a black and white thumbnail portrait of the artist being discussed, 74 leaves of black and white plates representing the subject artist's work, frontis is in color) good condition (tan hardback cloth binding with mild toning; slight shelf wear to head and tail of spine, and corners, old pencil mark in upper margin of one page - all not affecting... Read more about this item
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£61.00
Deshoras

Deshoras

by Cortázar, Julio

México D.F. [Mexico City]: Editorial Nueva Imagen, 1983. First Mexican edition ("Primera edición, 1983") of this collection of eight short stories, published in English as Unreasonable Hours. Text in Spanish. Paperback, color covers. Light wear, minor smudging, paper tanned, with faint blue spots to many pages. Text clean; 168 pages + 3 page list of other titles in the publisher's literary series. Text in Spanish.. First Mexican Edition. Paperback. Very Good. 4¾"... Read more about this item
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£36.60
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction - October/November 2005

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction - October/November 2005

by Gordon Van Gelder (Editor)

Spilogale Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2005. First edition. Condition: Very good plus, very light edge wear, light wrinkling near spine and on rear cover.Includes stories and articles by Peter S. Beagle, Terry Bisson, Elizabeth Hand, Jeffrey Ford, Joe Haldeman, Gene Wolfe, Paolo Bacigalupi, Matthew Hughes, Esther M. Friesner, Dale Bailey, Jaye Lawrence, Steven Utley, Terry Pratchett, Charles de Lint, Michelle West, Lucius Shepherd, Paul Doherty, Pat Murphy, and Douglas A. Anderson. Art by Bill Long, Joseph Farris,... Read more about this item
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£3.51
C & S HIGH LINE MEMORIES and THEN SOME

C & S HIGH LINE MEMORIES and THEN SOME

by Klinger, Tom and Denise

Quarto (11 1/4 by 8 3/4 inches) Denver, Colorado: Tom Klinger, 2004. First Edition. 280 pages printed on coated stock, illustrated with vintage black and white photographic portraits, maps, a gallery of photo images of Como, Colorado, views of trains, equipment, bridges, cabins, "Addendums" of time tables, engine ratings, time books, engineers, firemen & trainmen rosters, glossary, and index. Very good condition.

An homage to the legacy of the Colorado & Southern railroaders of the South Park Line; well... Read more about this item
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£30.50
Trilby [bound original parts]

Trilby [bound original parts]

by Du Maurier, George

London & New York: Osgood, McIlvaine & Company / Harper & Brothers, 1894. Du Maurier's bestseller, bound from the original European parts, apparently extracted from bound volumes with their title pages included; also has Du Maurier's unrelated cartoons from these issues bound in at the end, six in all. Hardcover, half green morocco now faded to brown, over blue-green cloth, by Root & Son. Shows some wear, head of spine chipped, some scuffing & wear to corners, outer hinges... Read more about this item
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£122.01