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A Separate Peace

By Knowles, John




A Separate Peace is John Knowles' first published novel, released in 1959. The coming-of-age novel is Knowles' most widely-known work.


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A Separate Peace

Knowles, John

Secker & Warburg, London, 1959 First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by John Knowles on a laid in signature. A beautiful copy. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is vibrant in color with a hint of wear to the edges. The book is in excellent condition and appears UNREAD. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A stunning copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. We buy John Knowles First Editions.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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Price: $5,000.00


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A Separate Peace (Signed first edition)

Knowles, John

New York: MacMillan, 1960. First American edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. Signed by the author on the front end paper. Near Fine in a Near Fine example of the suppressed, first issue pictorial dust jacket. The cloth is a bit discolored along the spine and board edge, spine gently cocked, but internally in excellent condition. Jacket with a few creases at the spine ends, but generally bright and complete. Front flap has been publisher-clipped, but still retains the original price of $3.50. A sharp copy of the author's first and most famous novel. Quite scarce signed and in the first state dust jacket. A bestseller, this timeless novel is a tragic coming of age story, artfully crafted to capture that one irresistible impulse with dire consequences. Set at a New England prep school before the outbreak of World War II, the story chronicles the friendship between an unlikely pair. Their camaraderie, rifled with rivalry and admiration, culminates in a shocking loss of innocence. A story that captivates and challenges adults and adolescents alike, "A Separate Peace" remains essential reading at schools across the nation. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket.

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Price: $4,500.00


A SEPARATE PEACE: A NOVEL - ADVANCE COPY

Knowles, John

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1960. First American Edition. First Printing. Octavo (20.25cm); publisher's unbound signatures, laid into the pre-publication state dustjacket, measuring 1/4" taller than the sheets; [viii],186,[2]pp. Publication date (Feb.8, 1960) neatly rubber-stamped at upper margin of title page; some trivial wear to extremities, faint foxing to text edges and preliminary leaves; Near Fine. Dustjacket clipped on both corners of front flap, showing modest wear to extremities, several short tears and attendant creases, with a shallow chip to crown, and some faint, scattered foxing; Very Good. Housed in a custom clamshell case. Advance copy of the Knowles' first book, the story of a friendship between two 16 year old boys at a New England prep school, just before America's involvement in World War 2. While the first printing of the trade edition has been estimated at 3,000 copies, these unbound sheets, typically called "f&g's" (or folded & gathered sheets), are typically produced in tiny numbers, perhaps a half-dozen or so (cf.Ken Lopez Catalog 125, item 228). The first state dustjacket, primarily sent to reviewers, and thought by the author and publisher to make the title look too much like a children's book, was suppressed and replaced before it was widely distributed. The novel won the William Faulkner Award for Best First Novel, and was adapted into film by Peter Yates in 2004. Scarce in this format; we note one other example in the auction record, offered together with an inscribed copy at the Rechler sale (Christie's, 11 October, 2002, lot 186).

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Price: $3,500.00


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A Separate Peace

Knowles, John

Secker & Warburg, London, 1959 First Edition, First Printing with the words "first published 1959" printed on the copyright page. A wonderful copy. This FIRST ISSUE dustjacket is rich in color and has the 15s. net publisher's printed price present on the front flap. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with slight wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A superb copy with the ORIGINAL dustjacket in collector's condition.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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Price: $3,000.00


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KNOWLES, John (1926-2001)

London: Secker & Warburg, 1959. First UK Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine-. The true First Edition of the author's first book, in what is, incontestably, the most graphically interesting of the three dust jacket designs (English and American) in which the first edition has appeared. Small 8vo; 237pp. Fine (and unread) publisher's emerald green cloth, the spine titled in silver; in a just about Fine (very lightly rubbed to the tip and toe of the spine, but retaining its price of 15s) example of the pictorial dust jacket designed by Robin Ray. A scarce collector's copy. Note: With few exceptions (always noted), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves.

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Price: $2,250.00


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A SEPARATE PEACE

Knowles, John

London: Secker & Warburg, 1959. First UK Edition. First Impression, preceding the American edition by one year. Octavo; green cloth, with titles stamped in silver on spine; dustjacket; 237pp. Bookplate signed by the author loosely laid in. Short tear to edge of rear endpaper, else Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced 15s. net), gently spine-sunned, with light wear to extremities, shallow chipping to corners, and two chips at the crown affecting titles; Very Good. The author's first book, the story of a friendship between two 16 year old boys at a New England prep school, just before America's involvement in World War 2. Basis for the 2004 Peter Yates film of the same name.

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Price: $1,750.00


A Separate Peace

KNOWLES, John

London: Secker & Warburg, 1959. First. hardcover. fine/near fine. 8vo, bright green cloth lettered in silver. d.w. (price-clipped). London: Secker & Warburg, 1959. First Edition. His first book. Published in advance of the American edition.

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Price: $1,700.00


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A Separate Peace

Knowles, John

London: Secker & Warburg, 1959. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Publisher's green cloth binding with titles stamped in silver on spine. Near Fine, with light lean and light reading crease to spine, previous owner name and vintage bookseller's ticket to front end sheet. In a Very Good+ dust jacket with publisher's price intact; light edge wear with a bit of fraying at the crown, light foxing and brown several spots more visible from the blank verso. A nice copy of the author's first published novel and best-known work. This British edition precedes the American.

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Price: $1,600.00


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A Separate Peace

John Knowles

1959 Macmillan edition, 18th printing. Signed by the author on FFE when he visited Square Books on March 17, 1981. F/F

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A Separate Peace

Knowles, John

London: Secker and Warburg, 1959 First edition, first printing. Publisher's bright green cloth, lettered in metallic silver to spine; in the original pictorial dust jacket designed by Robin Ray. A near fine copy with a touch of rubbing to extremities, page edges toned and with a few tiny stains; in an about very good dust jacket, some wear to extremities and chipping to corners and spine ends, front fold split with an approx. 3-inch split to the middle of the fold, still holding at either end, closed tear to rear panel, otherwise very bright and presents well. This coming of age story, based on the author's own previously published short story, "Phineas," explores adolescence during World War II, through the eyes of Gene, a young adult who visits his old boarding school. Knowles' first published novel and his best-known work, A Separate Peace has been the subject of frequent regarding the relationship between Gene and his friend, Finny, which many readers infer has an element of romantic attraction. Accordingly, the book has been both praised and condemned by various parties. In 1972, it was adapted for a film of the same name starring Parker Stevenson as Gene.. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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A Separate Peace

KNOWLES, John

New York: Macmillan, 1960. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First American edition. Fine in fine, second issue dustwrapper (the first issue was suppressed, apparently when the publisher felt the first issue jacket made the title look too much like a children's book). A very nice copy of the author's first book, a classic coming-of-age novel.

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Price: $850.00


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A Separate Peace

Knowles, John

London: Secker & Warburg, 1959. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First British Edition, First Printing. Near Fine, lacking the dust jacket. Top edge of page block shows moderate foxing, and the side edge of the page block shows a scrape near the top. Else fine.

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Price: $800.00


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A Separate Peace.

Knowles, John

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1960. First edition of Knowles' award-winning first novel, a "modern classic" often compared to J.D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To ____ With all best regards- John Knowles." Fine in a near fine price-clipped second issue dust jacket. A very sharp example. "A Separate Peace endures because it is beautifully written and a deft study of character What sets it apart is a paradoxical quality of immediacy and timelessness" (New York Times). It remains a "modern classic for its sensitive evocation of adolescent conflict... The novel's enduring appeal also stems from its layered richness. It is a tale of innocence and evil, and an exploration of opposing selves" (Los Angeles Times). Knowles tells the story of the competitive friendship of two students at a New England preparatory school during WWII, a school closely based on Phillips Exeter Academy, which he attended. Praised on publication, his debut novel "won the William Faulkner Foundation Award and the Rosenthal Award of the National Institute of Arts and Letters and soon came to be compared to classics like Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger and Lord of the Flies by William Golding" (New York Times). Basis for the 1972 film directed by Larry Peerce and starring Parker Stevenson.

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A Separate Peace

Knowles, John

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1959 Bluish gray cloth, first American edition, laid in is the author's signature on an index card. His first book and the basis for the 1972 movie. Second state jacket with reviews on both front and rear panels, included are two additional jackets both second state or later. . Signed by Author. First Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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Price: $799.99


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A SEPARATE PEACE

John Knowles

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1960. First Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine binding/Very Good dust jacket. Signed. First Printing of John Knowles' A Separate Peace, signed by the author on an autograph bookplate on the front endpaper. With no marks of any kind; bright textblock. Second state dustjacket, priceclipped. Minor wear to the dustjacket; Very Good dustjacket. Near Fine binding / Very Good dust jacket.

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Separate Peace

Knowles, John

Secker & Warburg. Collectible - Very Good. Condition: Very Good; 1959. Small 8vo. Story of a friendship based on dependency between two sixteen-year-old schoolboys. Full bound in green textured paper. Silver lettering on spine. Binding starting to crack near top of back outer joint. Previous owner's writing in ink on front paste down. Block edges and DJ dust soiled. Pictorial DJ in protective mylar shows wear to extremities with chipping to corners and spine ends. DJ has some small tears in spine ends. Otherwise the binding is solid and the interior clean. Hardcover

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A Separate Peace

KNOWLES, John

New York: Macmillan, 1969. First Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. First Printing (so stated). 8vo; [6], 186pp. Publisher's grey coarsely woven cloth, the spine and upper board lettered in black, in the second-issue typographic dust jacket priced at $3.50. (The first issue jacket was suppressed, supposedly after the author objected that the illustration's schematic figures and flat primary colors made the book seem a children's title.) A just about Fine copy (slightly cocked) of Knowles's classic first book, square, tight and only lightly read, in a Near Fine jacket, bright and unfaded, that has had professional restoration to the spine ends, which remain slightly creased and lightly soiled. A collectible copy of this high spot of twentieth-century American literature. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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Price: $565.00


A Separate Peace

Knowles, John

Dell. As New. 1962. Paperback. *** FREE UPGRADE to Courier/Priority Shipping Upon Request *** - *** IN STOCK AND IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE FOR SHIPMENT -

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Price: $490.00


A SEPARATE PEACE (signed presentation copy)

Knowles, John

NY 1974 16th printing. Hardcover octavo. Grey cloth with dark grey lettering. Very Near Fine (just very slight foxing of closed page ends) in VG Plus DJ (1/4 inch closed tear on lower edge and faint toning on rear dj panel; no wear, no tear. Price not clipped $5.95.) DJ has dark green panel on front with lettering in white, kelly grreen and chartreuse. **Inscribed by Knowles to Mr. McClurg , signed and dated 1976) .

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Price: $395.00


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A Separate Peace; A Novel By John Knowles

Knowles, John

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1960. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. Near fine/very good. Octavo, 186pp. Blue-gray cloth, blue title printed on spine and cover, light toning along top quarter of cloth. Stated first printing on copyright page. Previous owners signature on first free endpaper. Publishers second state dust jacket, with reviews on front and rear panels, price of $3.50 on front flap. Light shelf wear to dust jacket, rubbing to edge of green panel on front, bright colors on cover and spine. Includes laid-in photograph of the author by Jean Ennis. An attractive first edition. A Separate Peace follows the authors experiences at "The Devon School," but is often compared to Philip Exeter Academy. It is the authors most celebrated work.

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A Separate Peace

John Knowles

1975-02-08. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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A SEPARATE PEACE

Knowles, John

New York: Macmillan, 1960. Cloth. Trace of sunning to spine and edges through the dust jacket, top edge faintly dusty, a few pencil erasures from free endsheet, but a very good or slightly better copy in the purely typographic, second issue dust jacket covered with reviews, The price is intact on the front flap, and there is some minimal light edgewear and hand-soiling to the white portions. First US edition of the author's first book, a bildungsroman of wide popularity and influence, and the sourcework for a 1972 film adaptation. The UK edition preceded.

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A Separate Peace

Knowles, John

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1960. Nice copy of 2nd printing. Unmarked, tight and square. A classic novel that has become scarce in any condition. Very light purple boards have light compression at head of spine. Price clipped jacket has light edgewear at spine ends and light rubbing to rear panel. In mylar. . 2nd Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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A Separate Peace

Knowles, John

New York: Macmillan, 1960. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Near Fine in a Very Good second-issue jacket, unclipped ($3.50), some rubbing on the surface and edges. Light blue buckram with blue ink lettering on the spine and front board. Square and firmly bound, clean internally. Knowles' debut novel of friendship and betrayal at a New England prep school during World War II. Praised by E.M. Forster and Truman Capote in their jacket blurbs, and the recipient of the inaugural William Faulkner Foundation award.

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A Separate Peace

Knowles, John

New York: MacMillan. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1960. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. First American edition. Gray cloth/black letters, toned at top edge/spine. Slight spine tilt. Soft creasing to some pages. Unmarked, stated first printing. The second issue jacket, in mylar, is not clipped. The jacket is chipped/torn and rubbed to spine ends/edges and has a 3" tear to front panel. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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A Separate Peace

Knowles, John

First Edition Library. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1987. Hardcover. Hardcover with dustjacket and the original slipcase, this beautifully-produced facsimile of the first printing has no remarkable flaws and is a fine gift copy, the sturdy slipcase features the same graphics as the dustjacket on a gray background, this copy also includes the publisher's insert (a must for collectors) which provides essential information about the original edition .

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Price: $174.00


A Separate Peace

Knowles, John

2009. Library Binding. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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Price: $145.71


A Separate Peace

John Knowles

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1960. 1st Ed. hardcover. Good/Good. 1960 The Macmillan Company, First Printing stated, blue cloth hardcover with dust jacket, second state dust jacket with blurbs, Dj is worn with tears, endpapers and DJ flaps tanned, cloth spine and edges faded, interior pages are clean and unmarked, 186 pages

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Price: $135.00


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A Separate Peace (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

John Knowles

2003-01-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $130.17


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A Separate Peace

John Knowles

1984-03-09. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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A Separate Peace

John Knowles

1975-06-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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A Separate Peace

John Knowles

1985-03-06. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Separate Peace

John Knowles

2006-03-05. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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A Separate Peace

JOHN KNOWLES

1976-01-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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A Separate Peace

John Knowles

1978-01-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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A Separate Peace (Scribner Classics)

John Knowles

1996-02-03. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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A Separate Peace

John Knowles

2003-06-03. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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A Separate Peace (American Classic)

John Knowles

2016-06-30. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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A Separate Peace

John Knowles

1972-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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A Separate Peace

Knowles, John

Dell Publishing Co. Inc.. Used - Acceptable. Acceptable condition. Lower spine torn.

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A Separate Peace (Spark Notes Literature Guide)

John Knowles

2007-01-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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A Separate Peace (SparkNotes Literature Guide) (SparkNotes Literature Guide Series)

John Knowles

2002-01-10. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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A separate peace;: A novel

Knowles, John

Macmillan. Hardcover. B0006AWDI6 We ship daily + good service buy with confidence . Fair.

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SEPARATE PEACE

John Knowles

1984-04-09. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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A Separate Peace

John Knowles

1975-06-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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A Separate Peace

John Knowles

Bantam Pr Ltd, 1975-06-01. Paperback. Used:Good.

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A Separate Peace

John Knowles

2003-02-05. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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A Separate Peace

John Knowles

2018-08-07. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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A Separate Peace

John Knowles

2010-05-04. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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A Separate Peace (G K Hall Large Print Book Series)

John Knowles

1994-03-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $86.21