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PUCK OF POOK'S HILL
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PUCK OF POOK'S HILL

By Kipling, Rudyard

London: Macmillan and Co., 1948. x, + 306pp., plus (ii). B/white sketch-art plates throughout by H.R. Millar (all called-for plates extant and attached. Note: the first called-for plate [page 6] is actually the frontispiece). Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain red, original cloth boards bumped on foredge corners, and have several small pieces of (in-production) debris under cloth. A former owner's name and date on ffep., text-block top edge tinted red, else unmarked. B/white sketch-art illustrated (J. Kingsford) loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, bumped and nipped, with discoloured spine. First published 1906, this Macmillan 'Library Edition' was published in 1948. This book by Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) is a series of fantasy short stories/fables set in various periods of English history . . . Contents include: Prelims., First story: Weland's Sword . . . Final story: The Treasure and the Law. Book weight approx. 450g. . Reprint. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Good+/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.17

THE PIGMAN  (Signed Copy)
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THE PIGMAN (Signed Copy)

By Zindel, Paul

London: Fontana Lions, 1979. 124pp., plus (iv). Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper mildly bumped and pressure marked, an original price sticker affixed to rear wrap. Inscribed 'To Fxxxx', signed and dated (3/80) by author on synopsis/review page, else leaves clean but noticeably age-toned. By Pulitzer Prize winner (Drama, 1971), playwright and novelist Paul Zindel (1936-2003), this is a disturbing young adult story of two bored, rather unhappy teenagers who randomly discover old Mr. Pignati while playing a telephone joke. Desperately lonely, Mr. Pignati (The Pigman) encourages their friendship by giving these youngsters generous gifts and the freedom of his house - but this story is not destined to end well . . . 15 chapters. Book weight approx. 110g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . Inscribed and Signed By Author. Reprint, 4th Impression. Softcover. Good+. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$22.67

AMAZING TALES FOR MAKING MEN OUT OF BOYS
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AMAZING TALES FOR MAKING MEN OUT OF BOYS

By Oliver, Neil

London: Michael Joseph (Penguin Group), 2008. xvii, + 365pp., colour-plate art illustrations throughout (various artists). Book clean and square. Spine firm. Embossed, art-illustrated boards trivially bumped only. Textblock clean and unmarked. Stories from history's pages - true stories of courage, overcoming adversity, comradeship, always standing by your friends, reaching goals, facing death . . . These stories have one common thread - they are chosen to inspire and encourage boys to become good men . . . Book weight approx. 960g. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote.. First Edition, 1st Impression. Hardcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.17

THE WITCHES OF BARGUZIN
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THE WITCHES OF BARGUZIN

By Wayne, Kyra Petrovskaya

Stanmore, NSW, Australia: Cassell Australia, 1977. 188pp. Book clean and square. Vivid silver title over mildly bumped spine. Plain blue boards very good. Textblock lightly tanned, else leaves unmarked. Art-illustrated (Astra Dick), loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, nipped at heel of spine, else good. Young adult fiction, by Russian-born American author Kyra Petrovskaya Wayne, set in Siberia and featuring characters with such names as Marfa, her child Lubasha, Trofim the holy hermit, Elena, a political exile, and her son Vasily . . . 18 chapters. Book weight approx. 360g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Thus. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.33

CREW'S 13 CLASSIC TALES OF THE MACABRE & FANTASTIC
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CREW'S 13 CLASSIC TALES OF THE MACABRE & FANTASTIC

By Crew, Gary (Compiled by)

Sydney, N.S.W., Australia: ABC Books, 1997. 211pp., b/white illustrations by Shaun Tan. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, with a hint of tanning to textblock edges. Illustrated card wrapper softly creased. An anthology of short stories by Edgar Allan Poe, Elizabeth Gaskell, Ambrose Bierce, Saki (H.H. Munro), H.G. Wells, Guy de Maupassant, W.W. Jacobs, Hume Nisbet, P. Schuyler Miller, Francis Flagg, Gary Crew and 'Anonymous'. Suggested level: Secondary students. Book weight approx. 270g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. Illus. by Shaun Tan . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.17

BURNING FOR REVENGE.    (Signed Copy)
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BURNING FOR REVENGE. (Signed Copy)

By Marsden, John

Sydney, N.S.W., Australia: Macmillan, 1997. 274pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Short inscription, 'Maeve, happy wishes!', signed by author John Marsden, on half-title page. Previous owner's stamp (with handwritten name within) and small black texta square to ffep., faint offset from same to half-title page, else leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased only. Book Five in the popular 'Tomorrow' series for young adults. "Ellie and her friends have stared defeat in the face. They have felt its hot breath. They have been bashed and battered by it, brought to breaking point. Now it's time to hit back. Now it's time to come out fighting. Now they really are burning for revenge!" Book weight approx. 470g. . Inscribed and Signed By Author. First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$21.25

BLOOD SONG : The First Book of Lharmell
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BLOOD SONG : The First Book of Lharmell

By Hart, Rhiannon

Australia: Random House, 2011. 290pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, mild 'crinkle' to rear free endpaper. Illustrated card wrapper has tiny corner crease to rear panel. "Already her black hair and pale eyes mark her out as different, but now Zeraphina must be even more careful to keep her secret safe. Craving blood is not considered normal behaviour for anyone, let alone a princess . . . " Book weight approx. 220g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. First Edition, First Impression. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.62

SHIVER
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SHIVER

By Stiefvater, Maggie

New York: Scholastic Press, 2009. 392pp. Book clean and square. Vivid silver title over lightly bumped spine. Blind-stamped decoration on plain white boards. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated (Christopher Stengel), loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. Young adult paranormal fiction, summary thus: "In all the years she has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house, Grace has been particularly drawn to the unusual yellow-eyed wolf who, in his turn, has been watching her with increasing intensity." Contents include: Prelims., 67 chapters, more. Book weight approx. 540g. . First Edition, 3rd Impression. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.58

AT SEVENTEEN
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AT SEVENTEEN

By Walters, Celeste

St Lucia, Queensland, Australia: University of Queensland Press, 2008. 205pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper nominally scuffed only. "Forced to board in her final years at school, Catherine struggles to fit in and feels awkward and different. But then a collection of words and pictures left by her grandmother helps her to piece together a tragic family secret. The more she learns about the past, the more she learns about herself . . . " Book weight approx. 220g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition.. Softcover. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.17

MAHALIA JACKSON
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MAHALIA JACKSON

By Wolfe, Charles K

New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1990. 103pp., b/w illustrations throughout. A volume in the 'American Women of Achievement' series, for young adults. No dustjacket, as issued. Book square and tight, pages clean. Illustrated boards have minor corner bumps, minimal scuffing, else good. The life, in word and picture, of gospel singer Mahalia Jackson. Contents include: We're on CBS, Pinching Town, Going to Chicago, South side dreams, 'World's greatest gospel singer', 'I'm going to live the life I sing about', selected discography, more. Book weight approx. 450g. . First Edition. Laminated Boards. Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$7.79

BEFORE THE STORM: American Indians Before The Europeans
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BEFORE THE STORM: American Indians Before The Europeans

By Lassieur, Allison

New York: Facts on File, 1998. x, 150 pp., b/w illustrations and maps throughout. No dustjacket. Pages clean, book square and tight. Laminated boards have foredge corners bumped and very minor scuffing. A volume in 'Library of American Indian History' series for young adults. Contents include: People of Paradise Lost, Woodland Realm, Mysteries of Mounds, Keepers of Plains, Spirits of Deserts, Salmon Hunters, Land of Ice and Snow, more. Book weight approx. 400g. . First Edition. Laminated Boards. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$7.79