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Are You Being Served? Collection, Series 6-10 (DVD Boxed Set)

by David Croft; Jeremy Lloyd; Michael Knowles; John Chapman

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Published
2002
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Good
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New York: BBC Worldwide Americas, 2002. DVD Boxed Set. Series 6-10 (Volumes 8-14) comprising the second half of the Complete Are You Being Served? Collection. Seven DVDs in seven cases, all in a sturdy decorative box. Good. 1250 minutes total. No region code listed on box. The BBC sitcom set in the ladies' and gentlemen's clothing departments in the flagship… Read more
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Washington Irving : History, Tales, and Sketches: Letters of Jonathan Oldstyle, Gent. / Salmagundi / A History of New York / The Sketch Book

by Washington Irving; James Tuttleton (ed)

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Published
November 1983
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New
ISBN
9780940450141
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$26.95

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New York: Library of America, November 1983. Hardcover. Maroon linen over boards with gold lettering to spine in a beige slipcase. Sewn binding with a ribbon marker. New. No remainder mark. Not damaged. 1144 pages. Washington Irving's career as a writer began obscurely at age seventeen, when his brother's newspaper published his series of comic reports on the theater, theater-goers,… Read more
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Freak Power : Hunter S. Thompson's Campaign for Sheriff

by Daniel Joseph Watkins; Bob Braudis (foreword); Ajax Phillips (ed)

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Published
2020
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New
Edition
Expanded Second Edition
ISBN
9780996454506
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$127.00

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Aspen, Colorado: Meat Possum Press, 2020. Hardcover. Expanded Second Edition. Black linen over heavy boards with blind-stamp lettering and gonzo freak power fist. Signed by Daniel Joseph Watkins (author) and Sheriff Bob (Bob Braudis) on Half Title page. New. Not a remainder. Not damaged. 224 pages. Profusely illustrated. Heavy book; possible extra charges for expedited or international shipping. Hunter S.… Read more
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Asterix and the Missing Scroll (Asterix Album 36)

by Jean-Yves Ferri

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Published
October 2016
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As New
Edition
First Paperback Edition
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9781510100466
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$17.95

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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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How Obelix Fell Into the Magic Potion: When He Was a Little Boy (Asterix)

by Rene Goscinny

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Published
October 2009
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Fine
ISBN
9781444000948
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$9.40

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London: Hachette / Orion, October 2009. Paperback. Fourth printing. Fine. Interior pristine. Spine straight and tight. Covers clean and bright. Very slight reading wear to lower corner. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 32 pages. Every one of the Asterix stories refers to a decisive moment in Obelix's life: when he, as a six-year-old boy, fell… 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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Fine
ISBN
9780375758997
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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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The Child Buyer; A Novel in the Form of Hearings before the Standing Commit tee on Education, Welfare, & Public Morality of a cer

by John Hersey

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Published
September 1960
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition, Third Printing
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$14.75

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, September 1960. Hardcover. First Edition, third printing, November 1960. Black cloth over boards with gilt decorations and lettering to spine and front board. Very Good book in a Very Good jacket. Prior owner's name to FFEP. Text unmarked. Spine straight and tight, ends bumped. Jacket fragile with chipping at corners and spine ends. Not from… Read more
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Malaria Dreams: An African Adventure

by Stuart Stevens

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Published
1989
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Very Good+
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780871132789
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New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1989. Hardcover. First Edition / First Printing (stated). Very Good+ book in a Very Good jacket. Prior owner's name and date to FFEP. Text block pristine. Spine straight and tight, head bumped. Light cup ring and quarter-inch tear to jacket. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. Nice reading copy. 236 pages. While… Read more
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Steve Jobs: Insanely Great

by Jessie Hartland

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Published
July 2015
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Fine
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First Edition
ISBN
9780307982957
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$19.95

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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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Very Good
ISBN
9780143122708
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$8.20

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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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Good+
ISBN
9781943910380
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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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Very Good+
ISBN
9781101971918
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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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Published
February 2017
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Very Good+
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First U.S. Edition
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9780525433002
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$13.95

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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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Fine
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9781941147115
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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. 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 Cedric is counting the days until he inherits her… Read more
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44 Scotland Street

by Alexander McCall Smith

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Published
June 2005
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Near Fine
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First U.S. Edition
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9781400079445
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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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The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion: A Novel

by Fannie Flagg

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Published
November 2013
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Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781400065943
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New York: Random House, November 2013. Hardcover. First Edition / full number line. Fine book in an As New jacket. Interior pristine. Spine straight and tight, tail slightly bumped. Jacket clean and bright. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 347 pages. A comic mystery novel about two women who are forced to re-imagine who they are. Mrs. Sookie… Read more
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Mr. Muo's Travelling Couch

by Dai Sijie

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Published
June 2006
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New
ISBN
9781400077144
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New York: Anchor Books, June 2006. Trade Paperback. New. No remainder mark. Not damaged. v + 287 pages. A rapturous and uproarious collision of East and West, a novel about the dream of love and the love of dreams. Fresh from 11 years in Paris studying Freud, bookish Mr. Muo returns to China to spread the gospel of psychoanalysis.… Read more
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Computers & Typesetting, Volume A: The TeXbook

by Donald Knuth

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Published
1986
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Very Good
ISBN
9780201134476
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$49.95

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Reading, Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley, 1986. Hardcover. Seventh printing, June 1986. Black & blue laminated boards, gilt & white titles & decorations. Very Good book in a Fine jacket. Interior appears pristine. Spine straight and tight. Prior owner's named inked to fore-edge and blacked out. Jacket in protective plastic cover. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. ix + 483… Read more
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Finn Family Moomintroll (Moomins, 3)

by Tove Jansson; Elizabeth Portch (trans)

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Published
1990
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Very Good
ISBN
9780374323288
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New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux / Sunburst, 1990. Paperback. Second printing, 1992. Very Good. Interior unmarked. Spine straight, tight and uncreased. Reading wear to covers. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 170 pages. Translation of Trollkarlens hatt. It is spring in the valley and the Moomins are ready for adventure! Moomintroll and his friends Snufkin and… Read more
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White Teeth: A Novel

by Zadie Smith

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Published
June 2001
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Fine
ISBN
9780375703867
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$11.45

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New York: Vintage International, June 2001. Paperback. Fine. Crease to top inch of spine, otherwise pristine inside and out. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 448 pages. Winner of the Whitbread Award. 2001. At the center of this invigorating novel are two unlikely friends, Archie Jones and Samad Iqbal. Hapless veterans of World War II,… Read more
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