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The ANGLE QUICKEST For FLIGHT

The ANGLE QUICKEST For FLIGHT

by Kotler, Steven

New York: Four Walls Eight Windows, 1999. 1st edition. SIGNED by the author on the t.p.. Hardback. Dust jacket. F/F. 443 pp. 8vo.
Item Price
$20.00
The Longest Ride

The Longest Ride

by Sparks, Nicholas

New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2013. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Hardcover in publisher's non price-clipped dust-jacket. 398 pages. First edition, first printing with full number line. Initials of two previous owner's on front free end-paper, else a like new copy. Book is clean, square and unmarked; dust-jacket is unmarked with no chips or tears. Near fine in a fine dust-jacket..
Item Price
$6.95
Palace Walk

Palace Walk

by Mahfouz, Naguib

Cairo: The American University in Cairo Press, 1989. First Edition/First Printing. Hardcover. Good /Good +. Inscribed by author on half title page.. Extremely rare inscribed copy of the true first edition by the wonderful author of the Cairo Trilogy, Midaq Alley and Children of Gebelawi who almost never left Egypt. In brown boards and red cloth to spine with gilt. Bump to bottom of spine, bottom rear corner and top middle of rear board with small split. Bottom front and top rear corners dinged as well.... Read more
Item Price
$750.00
The Time Traveler's Wife

The Time Traveler's Wife

by Niffenegger, Audrey

London: Jonathan Cape. 2004. Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Near Fine copy in Near Fine dustjacket. DJ now protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. An excellent copy. 518 pages An extraordinary love story which challenges time. . 1st UK Edition. Hardback.
Item Price
AU$50.00
Where I'm Calling From

Where I'm Calling From

by Raymond Carver

Boards and dust jacket are as-new, never read. Signed by the author's wife, well known poet and short story writer, Tess Gallagher, on the dedication page below "To Tess Gallagher". Russet cloth covered boards with gilt stamped double frame on front panel, gilt text on spine. A beautiful copy, not price clipped, no remainder mark.
Item Price
$200.00
ZIMZUM.  A Novel

ZIMZUM. A Novel

by Lish, Gordon

New York: Pantheon Books, 1993. 1st edition. INSCRIBED PRESENTATION copy. Hardback. Dust jacket. A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket.. 98, [2] pp. 8vo. A lengthy inscription, on the t.p., by Lish to "Bee ... I love your name + bonhomie!"
Item Price
$20.00
Mountains and Rivers Without End.

Mountains and Rivers Without End.

by SNYDER, Gary

Washington, D.C.: Counterpoint Press, 1996. Signed on the title page by the author. First edition / First printing. Red cloth spine, green paper-covered boards. Very fine in price-clipped very fine dust jacket.
Item Price
$125.00
Waldo

Waldo

by Theroux, Paul

London: The Bodley Head, 1967. First UK edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. 1967, First UK edition of Theroux's first book. Hardcover. A Fine copy in a Near Fine dust jacket. Tight, clean and unmarked. DJ with minimal shelfwear to the spine ends; soft creasing to the front inner flap; otherwise bright, bold and clean. A beautiful, seemingly unused. DJ now in mylar.
Item Price
$132.00
In the Hand of Dante: A Novel

In the Hand of Dante: A Novel

by Tosches, Nick

Boston: Little, Brown, 2002. Hardcover in publisher's non price-clipped dust-jacket. 376 pages. First edition, first printing with full number line. Historical fiction revolving around the newly discovered, then purloined, manuscript of The Divine Comedy. No previous ownership marks. A clean , square, fresh and unmarked copy. Book appears unread and as new. Dust-jacket near as new. Fine in a near fine dust-jacket. . Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Item Price
$5.00
Tom Mouse.

Tom Mouse.

by Le GUIN, Ursula K. Pictures by Julie Dowling. [Ursula K. LeGuin]

Brookfield, CT: Roaring Brook Press, 2002. Signed on the title page by Ursula K. Le Guin. First edition / First printing. Illustrated laminated paper-covered boards. Fine in near fine dust jacket, with closed tear (no loss) to top edge of back of jacket.
Item Price
$100.00
The GREEN FLASH.  And Other Tales of Horror, Suspense, and Fantasy

The GREEN FLASH. And Other Tales of Horror, Suspense, and Fantasy

by Aiken, Joan

New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1971. 1st Edition. Green cloth binding. Purple dust jacket. VG (slight lean/top edge dusty)/Abt VG (some wear & soiling/few creases to flaps/pc).. [10], 163, [1] pp. 8vo.
Item Price
$12.50
A Moveable Feast

A Moveable Feast

by Hemingway, Ernest

First UK edition, a Fine minus book with crimping to top of spine and some fade to the salmon-colored top stain, in a Near Fine jacket that has touch of edge and corner wear, tiny chip in gutter back board at top of spine, touch of sun toning to spine and along top edges of white flaps. The corners are uniformly clipped and 18s .net price is present. This copy very tight and unread. The UK edition does not have the B/W photos, 8 pages mostly from Paris in the 1920s, that are included in the Scribners... Read more
Item Price
$250.00
Skinny Legs and All.

Skinny Legs and All.

by ROBBINS, Tom

New York: Bantam Books, 1990. Signed on the half-title page by Tom Robbins. Additionally inscribed: To Kevin. First edition / First printing. Purple cloth spine, ivory paper-covered boards. Very fine in very fine dust jacket.
Item Price
$150.00
The DEFECTOR

The DEFECTOR

by Anthony, Evelyn [pseudonym of Ward-Thomas, Evelyn. b. 1928]

New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1981. 1st US edition. Brown cloth spine with black boards. Dust jacket. NF/NF. 311 pp. 8vo.
Item Price
$18.00
A Timeless Passion

A Timeless Passion

by Attallah, Naim

London: Quartet Books. 1995. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Near Fine copy in Near Fine dustjacket. DJ now protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. An excellent copy. DJ illustration by Neville Sattentau. 134 pages . 1st Edition. Hardback.
Item Price
AU$20.00
SWEET SINGER UNTO The LORD.  Poems

SWEET SINGER UNTO The LORD. Poems

by Birrel, Gordon

San Francisco: Donna Benedetti, 1990. 1st Printing. Blue-green paper cover printed in black. A Nr Fine copy.. [6], 55, [3 (blank)] pp. Photographic image of Marian Birrel. 8vo.
Item Price
$15.00
DESIRELESS - A Novel of New Orleans

DESIRELESS - A Novel of New Orleans

by York, Thomas

Penguin Group, Viking, 1988. 1st edition, both book & dustjacket in near fine condition.
Item Price
$12.00
THE GOLDEN VALLEY

THE GOLDEN VALLEY

by O'Grady, Frank

Cassell & Co, London, 1955. 1st edition, hardcover with dustjacket, the book is in very good+ condition, the dj has light crease at bottom & white back has some discolouration from rubbing against other books, o/w dj is very good.
Item Price
$12.00
The Tin Can Tree

The Tin Can Tree

by Anne Tyler

Very good tight copy with slight fading along top edge of front board. FEP has a small square area in upper right corner where previous bookseller used eraser too hard to remove price or notes. Dust jacket has minor chipping along top and bottom edge of front cover, a small closed tear, paper has slight fading on inside edges. Price clipped jacket but 10/65 in lower bottom corner. Back cover has small dot stain (16/64th in) in upper left corner below header: "About If Morning Ever Comes, Anne Tyler's... Read more
Item Price
$250.00
Star of the West: The Romance of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

Star of the West: The Romance of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

by Hueston, Ethel

Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1935. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/very good. 1935, First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine in a Very Good dust jacket. Minor bumping to the spine ends; small abrasion to the top right corner of the fly leaf from the removal of an old price-sticker; otherwise a tight, clean and unmarked copy. The DJ lightly faded along the spine; shallow nicks and chips to the crown of the spine; bold, vibrant colors on the front panel; original price present. A novelization of the Lewis... Read more
Item Price
$200.00
The Legend of Bagger Vance, Golf and the Game of Life [Advance Reader's Edition/Uncorrected Bound Galleys]

The Legend of Bagger Vance, Golf and the Game of Life [Advance Reader's Edition/Uncorrected Bound Galleys]

by Pressfield, Steven

New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1995. "Uncorrected Bound Galleys" and "Advance Reader's Edition" and "First Edition" are all so stated. Precedes the hardcover First Printing of the First Edition. Appears unread. Fine condition in full-color pictorial wraps (see photos). Bright, shiny, clean, tight, unmarked copy. The spine is square and flat. Softcover. 5.5" wide by 8.25" tall. NO owner's name or bookplate. NO remainder mark. Pages... Read more
Item Price
$43.95
Unspeakable Practices, Unnatural Acts

Unspeakable Practices, Unnatural Acts

by Barthelme, Donald

New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1968. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. Signed by the author on the fly leaf. 1968, First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a Very Good dust jacket. Clean contents. Mild shelfwear. The DJ is price-clipped; light sunning to the spine; shallow wear to the spine ends and corners; a single small snag repaired with clear tape on the blank side. DJ now in mylar. Barthelme's third book.
Item Price
$180.00
JADE WOMAN.  A Lovejoy Narrative

JADE WOMAN. A Lovejoy Narrative

by Gash, Jonathan [pseudonym of Grant, John. b. 1933]

London: Collins, 1988. 1st edition. SIGNED by the author on the t.p.. Red cloth binding with stamped gilt spine lettering. Dust jacket. NF/NF. A nice copy.. 240 pp. 8vo.
Item Price
$75.00
Circe

Circe

by Miller, Madeline

Full number line down to and including 1. A beautiful signed copy in black boards with minimal signs of storage at corners and spine ends. Very slight scar to bottom of a few page ends. Interior clean and binding tight - appears unread. Jacket is unclipped with light rubbing at top corners.
Item Price
$300.00
Funeral of Figaro

Funeral of Figaro

by Peters, Ellis

London: The Crime Club/Collins, 1962. 1st Edition. hardbound. Very Good in chipped & rubbed dustwrapper/Dustwrapper. 8vo. 1st Edition Ellis Peters novel, set around the murder of the baritone of a performance of Marriage of Figaro; published by Collins for The Crime Club; dustwrapper illustration shows a noose descending from a musical symbol above red titling; red cloth boards with black titling and Crime Club symbol to foot of spine; endpapers, prelims, last page, and text block foxed (medium),... Read more
Item Price
AU$45.00