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For Your Eyes Only: Five Secret Occasions in the Life of James Bond.

by Fleming, Ian

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B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA
Published
1960
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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$750.00

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London: Jonathan Cape, 1960 First edition, first printing. Publisher's black cloth (Gilbert's A binding), with an illustration of an eye to the front board in white, spine lettered in gilt; in the original pictorial dust jacket designed by Richard Chopping, with an illustration of an eye peering through a peephole in a wooden door, lettered in red and black. Near… Read more
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$750.00
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From Russia, With Love

by Fleming, Ian

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Published
1957
Condition
Near Fine
Item Price
$3,500.00

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London: Jonathan Cape, 1957 First edition, first impression, in Gilbert's Binding A. Publisher's black cloth stamped to center of front board with a silver revolver in front of a metallic-red rose with a silver stem, spine lettered in metallic silver and red; in the original unclipped pictorial dust jacket with Richard Chopping's illustration of the sawed-off Smith & Wesson revolver… Read more
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$3,500.00
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On Her Majesty's Secret Service

by Fleming, Ian

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B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA
Published
1963
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$600.00

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London: Jonathan Cape, 1963 First edition, first impression, in Gilbert's Binding A. Publisher's dark brown cloth, stamped in white to front board with a ski-track motif, lettered in metallic silver to spine; in the original pictorial dust jacket designed by Richard Chopping with an illustration of a pair of artist's hands drawing the Bond family coat of arms. About fine… Read more
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$600.00
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Goldfinger

by Fleming, Ian

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B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA
Published
1959
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$2,500.00

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London: Jonathan Cape, 1959 First edition, first impression, first issue, second state (lacking the 3mm diagonal line detail in the upper left area of the skull stamped to the front board, else identical to first state). Publisher's black cloth stamped in blind to front board with a line-drawing of a human skull with fifty-dollar gold pieces to each eye socket,… Read more
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$2,500.00
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New York, London, Sheffield, Florence, Los Angeles: 51 letters dated 1952-1960, 19 letters undated. 286pp. handwritten and signed in ink to various types of stationery and paper, each labeled with Sitwell’s location at the time of writing, most dated in her hand. All letters are in about fine condition, with creases as usual and a few scuffs here and there.… Read more
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$12,500.00
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The Cricket on the Hearth: A Fairy Tale of Home.

by Dickens, Charles

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Published
1846
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$375.00

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London: Bradbury & Evans, 1846 Illustrated by John Leech, Richard Doyle, Clarkson Stanfield, Daniel Maclise, and Edwin Landseer. First edition, first printing, second state of the ad leaf. Publisher's red cloth, decorated and lettered in gilt and blind, all edges gilt, pale yellow coated endpapers. Very good, with some wear and fraying to the spine ends and corners, corners lightly… Read more
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$375.00
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The Abominable Snowman Adventure

by Izzard, Ralph

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B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA
Published
1955
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$100.00

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London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1955 First edition, first printing. Publisher's blue boards with titles in black to spine, and map of the Himalayas to front and rear endpapers; dust jacket with snowy footprints illustration to front panel and spine. Near fine book with a bit of toning to spine and top edge of text block, and tiny inscription by previous… Read more
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$100.00
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The Loch Ness Monster and Others

by Gould, R. T.

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B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA
Published
1934
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$500.00

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London: Geoffrey Bles, 1934 First edition, first printing. Publisher's yellow boards with title in red, map illustration to pastedowns, and frontispiece with purported photograph of Loch Ness Monster. Very good book with some light soiling to cloth, a bit of toning to spine, foxing to text block edges, a gentle lean to spine, and former owner's sticker and inscription to… Read more
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$500.00
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Just So Stories for Little Children

by Kipling, Rudyard

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B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA
Published
1902
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$650.00

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London: Macmillan and Co., 1902 First edition, first printing. Illustrated by the author. Original publisher's red cloth, stamped with illustrations of animals at a watering hole in black and white. A very good copy with some rubbing to the extremities, fading to spine and covers, hinges reinforced with tape, foxing to endpapers. A book that originated as a series… Read more
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$650.00
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass

by Carroll, Lewis (Dodgson, Charles)

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Published
1912
Condition
Near Fine
Item Price
$1,000.00

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London: Macmillan and Co., 1912 Illustrated by John Tenniel. Finely bound in full green crushed morocco by Charles E. Lauriat, with five raised bands to the spine, decorative gilt tooling to the spine compartments, covers double-ruled in gilt, all edges gilt, gilt turn-ins, green marbled endpapers. Near fine, some fading to spine, light wear and rubbing to the extremities. Overall,… Read more
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$1,000.00
image of Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey & Persuasion, and A Memoir of Jane Austen

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London: Richard Bentley, 1879 Six volumes. Bound in contemporary three-quarter tan calf over marbled boards, spines decorated in gilt, red labels to spines, marbled endpapers. A very good set with wear and rubbing to the extremities, spine ends lightly chipped, some stains and expert reinforcement to inner hinges, former owner bookplate to front pastedowns; internally, pages clean and bright without… Read more
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$2,250.00
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A Vision: An Explanation of Life Founded upon the Writings of Giraldus and upon Certain Doctrines Attributed to Kusta Ben Luka.

by Yeats, William Butler

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B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA
Published
1925
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$1,750.00

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London: T. Werner Laurie, Ltd., 1925 With frontispiece by Giraldus, and with two woodcut designs of The Great Wheel and a unicorn by Edmund Dulac. One of 600 copies, numbered and signed by Yeats, this being number 596. Publisher's pale blue paper boards with parchment half-binding with white paper label, pale blue endpapers matching binding, all edges untrimmed; pale blue… Read more
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$1,750.00
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass

by Carroll, Lewis (Dodgson, Charles)

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Condition
Fine
Item Price
$1,250.00

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London: Macmillan and Co., 1932 & 1933 Illustrated by John Tenniel. Two volumes bound as one. Finely bound in full blue polished calf by Riviere and Son (Bayntun), with five raised bands to the spine, contrasting red and maroon labels lettered in gilt to the spines, decorative gilt tooling to the spine compartments, illustrated characters in gilt to the front… Read more
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$1,250.00
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Rewards and Fairies

by Kipling, Rudyard

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Published
1910
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$350.00

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London: Macmillan & Co., 1910 Illustrated with four black and white plates by Frank Craig. First edition, first printing. Publisher's red cloth, spine lettered in gilt, with the author's Ganesha decoration (Hindu elephant deity) in gilt to the front board, top edge gilt. A very good or better copy with some rubbing to the extremities, wear to the corners and… Read more
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$350.00
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The Magus

by Fowles, John

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B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA
Published
1966
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$500.00

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London: Jonathan Cape, 1966 First edition, uncorrected proof. Publisher's original light green wraps, publisher's label pasted to front panel. A very good copy with some toning and wear to spine. The Magus follows Nicholas Urfe, a young Oxford graduate and aspiring poet who is mentally deteriorating while teaching on a small Greek Island. Nicholas becomes depressed and… Read more
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$500.00
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The Magus

by Fowles, John

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B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA
Published
1965
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$200.00

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Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1965 First American edition, first printing. Publisher's green cloth, spine lettered in red, red top stain; original pictorial dust jacket designed by Tom Adams depicting characters from Greek mythology. Very good with some toning to spine, rubbing to lettering on spine, some soiling to the bottom edge; unclipped dust jacket with adhesive polyester film protective… Read more
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$200.00
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The History of Samuel Titmarsh and the Great Hoggarty Diamond

by Thackeray, William Makepeace

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Published
1849
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$600.00

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London: Bradbury & Evans, 1849 First edition, first printing. Publisher's original cream boards, lettered and illustrated in blue and green. A very good copy with some wear and rubbing to the boards, some exposure to corners and spine ends; internally, some light scattered foxing. Scarce. The History of Samuel Titmarsh and the Great Hoggarty Diamond follows a man whose… Read more
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$600.00
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The Collector

by Fowles, John

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Published
1963
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$150.00

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Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1963 First American edition, uncorrected proof. Publisher's original cream wraps, lettered in brown, image of butterfly on panel. A very good copy with some light wear and soiling, toning and slight lean to spine, label removed from upper cover. The Collector is a chilling psychological thriller that puts the reader into the mind of… Read more
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$150.00
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The French Lieutenant's Woman

by Fowles, John

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Published
1969
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$600.00

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London: Jonathan Cape, 1969 First edition, uncorrected proof. Publisher's original mustard yellow wraps; maroon dust jacket that is slightly taller than the book, bearing proof date of June 12, 1969 to rear flap, lettered in gilt on front panel and spine, with portrait of Fowles on rear. Near fine with usual creasing to spine; unclipped dust jacket with some light… Read more
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$600.00
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The Two Jungle Books

by Kipling, Rudyard

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Condition
Fine
Item Price
$275.00

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1926 Illustrated by John Lockwood Kipling, C.I.E, and W.H Drake. Finely bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in full green polished calf with five raised bands to spine, boards double-ruled in gilt, compartments and bands decorated in gilt, red morocco spine label lettered in gilt, text block edges gilt with gilt board edges and turn-ins, animal patterned endpapers. An excellent copy,… Read more
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$275.00