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Free Food for Millionaires

Free Food for Millionaires

by Min Jin Lee

Stated First Edition/First Printing with the complete number line; A fine book in a fine dust jacket, in as new, unread condition. SIGNED by the author on the title page with provenance for the signing laid in. A pristine copy of this critically acclaimed debut novel. Not remaindered, not price clipped, not ex-library; in archival protection and ships in a new, sturdy box.
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$55.00
Alias Santa Claus : A Play For Children (First Edition Christmas Play)

Alias Santa Claus : A Play For Children (First Edition Christmas Play)

by Wilde, Percival

New York / London: D. Appleton and Company, 1927. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Clara Elsene Peck. A Christmas play set in a wealthy home with "colorful dialogue", it is attractive for both reading and acting with a cast of eighteen. Cloth backed decorative boards, title printed in green onto paste-down label, glossy illustrated endpapers, 12mo (7-3/8 inches [18.8 cm] tall), pp. (ii), 58, with "(1)" printed at foot of last page indicating a first printing. Volume with... Read more
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CA$225.00
The Masters

The Masters

by Snow C.P

NY: Macmillan, 1951. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good-/No Jacket. Hardcover lacks dust jacket therefore we can not be certain it is not a book club done from the 1sts plates (stated 1st printing). This said, no debossing mark is present and I do not see any indication that the title was done in BC version. Clean solid copy. Minor traces wear, board tip abrasion. Text quite handsome, unmarked, no cocking, still, clearly has been read. Done without neck/foot bands (this is the cordage inside the spines... Read more
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$37.50
John Brown's Body

John Brown's Body

by Benet, Stephen Vincent

New York: Doubleday Doran & Co, 1928. First edition. Hardcover. 35th thousand printed on spine of dj only. Undated, Dec 1928. 8vo, 377 pp, black cloth, pic dj. Spine browned & chipped at edges, owner's inscription, o/w good+.
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$25.00
A Small But Spartan Band:  The Florida Brigade in Lee's Army of Northern Virginia

A Small But Spartan Band: The Florida Brigade in Lee's Army of Northern Virginia

by Zack C. Waters and James C. Edmonds

Tuscaloosa AL: University of Alabama Press, 2010. F/F/1st ed. This is a comphrensive study of the units from Florida that served in the Army of Northern Virginia during the Civil War. Based on more than two decades of research, Waters and Edmonds have produced a study that covers all units from Florida in the Army of Northern Virginia, and does so in an objective and reliable fashion. Book and jacket are pristine. Tight binding, clean white pages, no markings, perfect jacket with excellent even... Read more
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$95.00
The Rephaim, and Their Connection with Egyptian History

The Rephaim, and Their Connection with Egyptian History

by Corbaux, Fanny (Marie Françoise Corbaux)

London: W. Clowes and Sons, 1852. Hardcover. Very good. First collected edition. 8vo. 22, 32, 37,38,61pp. Five full page plates. Contemporary cloth in a watered silk pattern. Black leather lettering label, gilt. This is the first collected edition of Corbaux's articles in the Journal of Sacred Literature, Vols. I, II, and III, New Series. A member of the Royal Society of British Artists, the author took up scriptural research as a pastime, publishing, first a treatise on the physical... Read more
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$1,500.00
Orpheus Descending with Battle of Angles

Orpheus Descending with Battle of Angles

by Williams, Tennessee; Dan Shapiro

New York: New Directions, 1958. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/good. 1958. First edition. Hardcover, 8vo. in blue cloth, dust jacket designed by Dan Shapiro. 238pp. Very good in good dust jacket. Closed perforation to rear dj panel, wear to dj spine ends. Dj else complete, unclipped, and housed in mylar. Wear to spine ends and corners, bookplate on pastedown, toning to p. 140-141, else internally bright and unmarked.
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$50.00
THE POOREST HE: A Retelling of the Campden Wonder

THE POOREST HE: A Retelling of the Campden Wonder

by BENNETT, Victoria

Chipping Campden: Gemini, 2004. A novel which provides an historically possible solution to a three hundred year old mystery. 291 pages + prelims. Every book is sent in a rigid cardboard posting box.. First Edition. Paperback. Fine. 19.5 cm x 13 Cm.
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£11.00
Shampoo Planet

Shampoo Planet

by Douglas Coupland

Pocket Books New York, 1992. 2nd printing. Condition: Fine with near fine dust jacket, jacket has very light edge wear.Tyler Johnson is a 20-year-old MTV child. Once a baby raised in a hippie commune, he is now an ambitious Reagan youth dreaming of a career with the corporation whose offices his mother once firebombed.
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CA$4.95
The Wizards of Once

The Wizards of Once

by Cowell, Cressida

First edition, First impression (Hodder Children's Books, 2017). Signed by the author to a bookplate affixed to the front endpaper verso. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
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£50.00
A Fair Day's Work

A Fair Day's Work

by Monsarrat, Nicholas

London: Cassell, 1964. This is the third novel in Monsarrat's ' Signs of The Times' series. The luxury ship Good Hope, ready for her dash across the Atlantic and a Caribbean cruise is delayed by an electricians strike and the threat of a steward's walkout. Name to fep. Moisture stain to top of rear board. Price-clipped dust jacket.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.
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$15.00
Caliban's Filibuster

Caliban's Filibuster

by West, Paul

Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company Inc., 1971 First edition hardcover in dust jacket. Remainder spray to top edge, tiny tear to top of spine. Jacket has some tiny tears, light edgewear, some rubbing and soiling to rear panel. Very Good/Near Very Good.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. BW4-4.
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$24.95
Past Caring

Past Caring

by Goddard, Robert

St. Martins Press, 1987-01-01. Hardcover. Like New. Prompt shipment, with tracking.* Near fine in dust jacket with few small chips to bottom of front panel First American Edition. Photo available.
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$125.00
The Financier

The Financier

by Dreiser, Theodore

Harper & Brothers, 1912. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. First Edition, 1st printing, with "Published October, 1912" and the letter code K-M on the copyright page. Blue cloth with blue decoration on the front board and gilt lettering. Previous owner's bookplate to the front pastedown endpaper, with light rubs to the corners, otherwise a remarkably clean & bright copy, with no markings. Scarce dustjacket is nearly complete, with 9d" written in pencil on the front... Read more
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$1,899.00
The Shores of Death New Worlds SF 2 Vols

The Shores of Death New Worlds SF 2 Vols

by Michael Moorcock

London: New Worlds SF, 1964. First editions of these two Paperbacks Beginning the Shores of Death and concluding the Shores of Death, original publications dated Sept-October 1964 and November - December 1964 Vol 48 no 144 and vol 48 no 145 respectively. 128 pages in each book, in bright clean condition just usual very light tanning due to quality of paper used. Books are very tight and square appear not to have been read, . Several B/w illustrations,all present ascalled for, NO... Read more
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£38.00
Sweet Poison

Sweet Poison

by David Roberts

London: Constable, 2001. First Edition . Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Unread copy. Book and jacket unmarked.
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£12.00
GOOD HELP: Being a Chapter from Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All, Forthcoming from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.

GOOD HELP: Being a Chapter from Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All, Forthcoming from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.

by GURGANUS, Allan

Rocky Mount, NC: North Carolina Wesleyan College Press, 1988. Limited ed. Wraps. Near fine. 8vo. Pictorial wraps. SIGNED by Gurganus to half title, as issued. Very light bump to rear corner at spine; else about fine. Bright, crisp, and clean throughout. Ephemera announcing this book laid in. Binding tight. 74pp. From an edition of a thousand signed copies. With illustrations by the author. A chapter from Gurganus' first novel, published in 1989, and later adapted into an Emmy-award winning CBS... Read more
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$25.00
Gallows View: An Inspector Banks Mystery SIGNED - TRUE 1st EDITION, 1st PRINTING

Gallows View: An Inspector Banks Mystery SIGNED - TRUE 1st EDITION, 1st PRINTING

by Robinson, Peter

Canada: Viking, 1987. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. A rare SIGNED copy of the author's first novel. This is the very first edition, published in Canada - this pre-dates the UK and US editions. The book is in fine condition and the unclipped jacket is also in find condition. A fantastic investment.
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£195.00
The Tales of Beatrix Potter: The Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Tailor of Gloucester, The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin, The Tale of Jemima Puddle Duck, The Tale of Mr Jeremy Fisher (12 Volumes)

The Tales of Beatrix Potter: The Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Tailor of Gloucester, The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin, The Tale of Jemima Puddle Duck, The Tale of Mr Jeremy Fisher (12 Volumes)

by Potter, Beatrix

First editions thus, first impressions (Folio Society, 2020). All 12 volumes bound in cloth with gilded edges and housed in a presentation box. A very attractive production.
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£300.00
The Buildings of England

The Buildings of England

by Nikolaus Pevsner

A rare example of a first edition with dust-wrapper of Pevsner's County Durham - number 9 in the Penguin Buildings of England series. Published in 1953, and dedicated "to the gentle slide-rulers of Portman Square". The book is in beautiful salmon-pink boards with gilt titles and decoration. Bumped at the head of the spine but still solid and intact. Map and photos present. The unclipped dust-wrapper shows the price at 8s 6d, and is in very good condition, with only some darkening inside the flaps, and a... Read more
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£14.00
A History of English Speaking Peoples - 1st EDITION SET

A History of English Speaking Peoples - 1st EDITION SET

by Winston Churchill

London: Cassell, 1956. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Near Fine full set of four books in Very good-Near fine unclipped jackets. All first edition, first impressions. Consisting of: Volume 1 - The Birth of Britain. 1956. Near fine book, nice bright pages with no foxing or inscriptions. the jacket is complete, unclipped but has some wear to the top of the spine and corners. Volume 2 - The New World. 1956. Near fine book, nice bright pages with no foxing or inscriptions.In... Read more
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£380.00
The English Ballad a Short Critical Survey

The English Ballad a Short Critical Survey

by Robert Graves

London: Ernest Benn Ltd, 1927. First edition of this book by Robert Graves, 139 pages in bright condition, neat former owners name on front endpaper, spare label at rear. Outer boards are a little faded on top edge and some very light water staining to spine barely noticeable very small bump to one corner, dustwrapper is rubbed and worn on edges a little darkened on spine and some water staining on spine. Though not perfect a pleasing copy of a collectable book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON... Read more
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£65.00
Cold Mountain

Cold Mountain

by Frazier, Charles

NY: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1997. 1st Edition, full number Line . Hardcover. Fair-/Very Good+. Exlibrary and the book is thus marked in customary ways. Some light stain front board, not in collectible shape, of course. Has the 25/16 point (man-woman) and a full number line. Decent, readable, no hinge gapping or so forth. 2 of the interior pages have trace waviness. Am unaware of any jacket points, price $24.00, 0697 at botttom back flap, no stickers or library marks, the librarys clear jkt. did... Read more
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$18.75
The Razor's Edge

The Razor's Edge

by Maugham, W. Somerset

Heinemann - USA printing, 1944. 1st US Edition . Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Printed for Heinemann in the USA. Hence an unusual 1st edition US printing. This is not the same printing as the UK Heinemann edition. Pages are yellowed and boards a little grubby and bumped. Facsimile signature on title page
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£100.00
The Night of Fear  (Harper Sealed Mystery with Publisher's Seal Intact)

The Night of Fear (Harper Sealed Mystery with Publisher's Seal Intact)

by Dalton, Moray (pseud. Katherine Mary Dalton Renoir)

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1931. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Just About Fine/Near Fine. Black cloth over boards, title and decorations stamped in blue onto upper board and spine, 12mo (7-1/4 inches tall), pp. vi, [viii], 270, stated first edition. Volume with spine ends just slightly softened and very light taps to upper board corners, else fine; pages 241-270 still remain within the publisher's unopened printed seal. Price-intact DJ with partial fade to spine panel, light edge wear,... Read more
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CA$625.00