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Lewis Carroll at Christ Church

by Lewis Carroll; Morton N. Cohen (intro); Colin Ford (ed)

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Used - Very Good+
Published
1974
Binding
Staple-Bound Pamphlet
ISBN 10
0904017087
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London: National Portrait Gallery, 1974. Staple-Bound Pamphlet. Very Good+. From the collection of photographer, historian, curator, and patron of the arts Valerie Lloyd (1945-1999). Inked inside front cover: "Val Lloyd. Dept. Film + Photography. NPG". This is a photographic album with twenty-eight portraits of Oxford dignitaries taken by Lewis Carroll together with Carroll's poem "Hiawatha's Photographing" a parody of Longfellow's… Read more
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Noir: A Novel

by Christopher Moore

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Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
Published
2018
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0062433970
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New York: HarperCollins / William Morrow, 2018. Hardcover. First edition (stated) / full number line. Fine book in a Fine jacket. Interior pristine. Spine straight. Jacket clean and bright. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 357 pages. San Francisco. Summer, 1947. A dame walks into a saloon.... Think Raymond Chandler meets Damon Runyon with more than… Read more
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Bad Kitty Drawn to Trouble (Bad Kitty Series, 7)

by Nick Bruel

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As New
Edition
First Edition
Published
January 2014
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
1596436719
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New York: Roaring Brook Press/Neal Porter, January 2014. Hardcover. First Edition / full number line. As New. Pristine inside and out. Not from a library. No remainder mark. 128 pages. In this seventh installment of the Bad Kitty series, Kitty encounters what may be her most formidable foe yet: her creator! Kitty soon learns that feline manipulation works both ways-especially… Read more
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Muse of the Department, A Prince of Bohemia, and other stories (Novels of Balzac, Centenary Edition)

by Honoré de Balzac; Honore de Balzac; James Waring (trans); Jno. Rudd (trans); George Saintsbury (preface)

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Used - Very Good
Edition
Centenary Edition
Published
1899
Binding
Hardback
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Philadelphia: Gebbie Publishing Co., 1899. Hardcover. Gray linen over boards, spine faded to a handsome beige. Crimson leather title band with gold lettering and border design; gilded top edge. Frontis and eight B&W plates. Very Good book / no jacket. No markings. Corners and spine ends bumped. Not from a library. Very handsome on the shelf. Two volumes in one.… Read more
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Father Goriot, Ursule Mirouët, and other stories (Novels of Balzac, Centenary Edition)

by Honoré de Balzac; Honore de Balzac; Ellen Marriage (trans); Clara Bell (trans)

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Edition
Centenary Edition
Published
1899
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Hardback
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Philadelphia: Gebbie Publishing Co., 1899. Hardcover. Gray linen over boards, spine faded to a handsome beige. Crimson leather title band with gold lettering and border design; gilded top edge. Frontis and eight B&W plates. Very Good+ book / no jacket. No markings. Spine ends bumped. Not from a library. Very handsome on the shelf. Two volumes in one. Contents: Volume… Read more
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Trotsky for Beginners (A Pantheon Documentary Comic Book)

by Tariq Ali

Condition
Used - Fine
Edition
First American Edition
Published
July 1980
Binding
Trade Paperback
ISBN 10
0394738853
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New York: Pantheon, July 1980. Trade Paperback. Glued binding. First American Edition (stated). Fine. Very slight wear to spine corners, otherwise As New. Interior pristine. Covers clean and crisp. Spine straight, tight and uncreased. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 173 pages. Revolutionary orator, writer, politician, prisoner, historian, organizer of the Red Army, military tactician, Lenin's… Read more
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Einstein for Beginners (A Pantheon Documentary Comic Book)

by Joseph Schwartz

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Used - Fine
Edition
First American
Published
October 1979
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Trade Paperback
ISBN 10
0394738012
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New York: Pantheon, October 1979. Trade Paperback. Glued binding. First American Edition (stated). Fine. Interior pristine. Covers clean and crisp. Spine straight, tight and uncreased. Slight reading wear to edges and corners. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 174 pages.
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Marx for Beginners (A Pantheon Documentary Comic Book)

by Rius, Eduardo Humberto del Rio García, Richard Appignanesi (trans)

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Used - Fine
Edition
First Edition, fifth printing
Published
March 1979
Binding
Trade Paperback
ISBN 10
0394737164
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New York: Pantheon, March 1979. Trade Paperback. Glued binding. First Edition, 5th printing. Fine. Very slight wear to upper rear corner, otherwise As New. Interior pristine. Covers clean and crisp. Spine straight, tight and uncreased. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 156 pages. The first of the "For Beginners" series of illustrated documentary books explains the origins… Read more
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Mao for Beginners (A Pantheon Documentary Comic Book)

by Rius; Rius and Friends; Eduardo del Río; Eduardo Humberto del Río García; Richard Appignanesi (trans); Maria Clarkson (trans)

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Used - Fine
Edition
First American Edition
Published
July 1980
Binding
Trade Paperback
ISBN 10
0394738861
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New York: Pantheon, July 1980. Trade Paperback. Glued binding. First American Edition (stated). Fine. Very slight wear to spine corners, otherwise As New. Interior pristine. Covers clean and crisp. Spine straight, tight and uncreased. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 173 pages.
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Freud for Beginners (A Pantheon Documentary Comic Book)

by Richard Appignanesi

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Used - Near Fine
Edition
First American Edition
Published
October 1979
Binding
Trade Paperback
ISBN 10
0394738004
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New York: Pantheon, October 1979. Trade Paperback. First American Edition (stated). Near Fine. Interior pristine. Spine straight, tight and uncreased. Light reading wear to edges and corners. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 174 pages Everything you need to know about neurosis, libido, ego, and id - but somehow it slipped your mind. This book is a perfect… Read more
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Slaughterhouse-Five; or, The Children's Crusade, a Duty-Dance with Death

by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

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Used - Near Fine
Published
1970
Binding
Trade Paperbac
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New York: Delta, 1970. Trade Paperback. Delta 440-08029, seventh printing. No ISBN. Near Fine book. Lightly tanned. Spine straight, tight and uncreased. Light toning and reading wear to cover. Lower read corner creased. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. See photos. 186 pages. One of the world's great antiwar books. Centering on the infamous firebombing of… Read more
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Asterix and the Missing Scroll (Asterix Album 36)

by Jean-Yves Ferri

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As New
Edition
First Paperback Edition
Published
October 2016
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
1510100466
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London: Hachette / Orion, October 2016. Paperback. First Paperback Edition, first printing / full number line. As New. Pristine inside and out. Not from a library. Not remainder mark. Not clipped. 48 pages. Julius Caesar has finished writing the history of his campaigns in Gaul. His publisher, Libellus Blockbustus, foresees a huge success ... but there's a snag. The… Read more
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Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood

by Alexandra Fuller

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Published
March 2003
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Trade Paperback
ISBN 10
0375758992
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New York: Random House, March 2003. Trade Paperback. Fine. Pristine inside and out. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 315 pages including reader's guide. Visceral memories of an unruly childhood in an often inhospitable place. In wry and sometimes hilarious prose, the author stares down disaster and looks back with rage and love at the life… Read more
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Steve Jobs: Insanely Great

by Jessie Hartland

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Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
Published
July 2015
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0307982955
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New York: Schwartz & Wade, July 2015. Hardcover. First Edition (stated) / full number line. Fine. Corners and spine ends lightly bumped, otherwise As New. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 223 pages. This graphic retelling of the Apple innovator's life will capture the imaginations of the legions of readers who live and breathe the technocentric world… Read more
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The Safety of Objects: Stories

by A. M. Homes

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Published
January 2013
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Trade Paperback
ISBN 10
0143122703
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New York: Penguin, January 2013. Trade Paperback. Full number line. Very Good. A few notes on first page, but text is unmarked. Spine straight, tight and uncreased. Covers clean and bright. Not from a library. No remainder mark. 171+21 pages. The breakthrough story collection that established A. M. Homes as one of the most daring writers of her generation. This… Read more
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The Deadly Dowager (Valancourt 20th Century Classics)

by Edwin Greenwood

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Published
May 2016
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Trade Paperback
ISBN 10
1943910383
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Richmond, Virginia: Valancourt Books, May 2016. Trade Paperback. Good+. Ex-library. Text unmarked. Spine lightly creased. x+233 pages. When the Dowager Arabella, Lady Engleton announces to her relatives her jolly scheme to restore the family's fortunes by insuring their lives in favor of her grandson and heir, the young Lord Henry, they laugh at her and think her mad. But they… Read more
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The Revolving Door of Life (44 Scotland Street, 10)

by Alexander McCall Smith

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Published
February 2016
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ISBN 10
1101971916
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New York: Anchor, February 2016. Trade Paperback. Very Good+. Text unmarked. Light spine crease. Light edgewear to covers. Not from a library. No remainder mark. 282 pages. Excitement abounds when the revolving door of life brings fresh faces and hilarious new developments to the residents of 44 Scotland Street. Things are looking up for seven-year-old Bertie Pollock. The arrival… Read more
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The Bertie Project (44 Scotland Street, 11)

by Alexander McCall Smith

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Edition
First U.S. Edition
Published
February 2017
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Trade Paperback
ISBN 10
0525433007
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New York: Anchor, February 2017. Trade Paperback. First U.S. Edition / full number line. Very Good+. Interior pristine. Light spine crease. Covers clean. Corner wear. Not from a library. No remainder mark. 291 pages. Bertie's mother, Irene, returns from the Middle East to discover that, in her absence, her son has been exposed to the worst of evils--television shows,… Read more
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Sea of Glass (Valancourt 20th Century Classics)

by Dennis Parry

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Published
December 2015
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Trade Paperback
ISBN 10
1941147119
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Richmond, Virginia: Valancourt Books, December 2015. Trade Paperback. Fine. Spine straight, tight and uncreased. Covers clean and bright with just the slightest hint of corner wear. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. x+226 pages. An exquisite blend of comedy, murder mystery, and surreal fantasy. Old Mrs. Ellison doesn't have much longer to live, and her scheming son… Read more
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44 Scotland Street

by Alexander McCall Smith

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Used - Near Fine
Edition
First U.S. Edition
Published
June 2005
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Trade Paperback
ISBN 10
1400079446
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New York: Anchor, June 2005. Trade Paperback. First U.S. Edition, fifth printing. Near Fine. Interior pristine. Spine straight, tight and uncreased. Covers clean and bright. Small bump to top edge. Not from a library. No remainder mark. 325 pages. Welcome to 44 Scotland Street, home to some of Edinburgh's most colorful characters. There's Pat, a twenty-year-old who has… Read more
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