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The Reverse of the Medal (Aubrey/Maturin Novels, Volume 11)
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The Reverse of the Medal (Aubrey/Maturin Novels, Volume 11)

By O'Brian, Patrick

New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1992. This Jack Aubrey-Stephen Maturin series adventure is in Very Good condition. It is a First Printing Thus oversized paperback from Norton. The book has edge rubbing and a corner crease on the bottom of the front panel (shown in photo), as well as several marks on the rear panel where the text is rubbed off. However, the binding is tight and secure and the pages are clean and bright throughout. The book measures 5 1/2 by 8 1/4 inches and includes 304 pages. . First Edition Thus. Oversized Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$4.49

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters
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Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters

By Austen, Jane; Winters, Ben H.

Philadelphia: Quirk Books, 2009. This Paperback First Edition includes a "number line" ending in a "1" to indicate First Printing. The book is in New, Fine unread condition. It is a mash-up that extends the original Jane Austen classic to include scenes with giant lobsters, rampaging octopi, two-headed sea serpents, and similar monstrosities. The book measures 5 3/8 by 8 inches and includes 343 pages.. First Edition. Oversized Soft Cover. New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$4.99

Slam
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Slam

By Hornby, Nick

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2007. The First Edition with a "number line" ending in a "1" to indicate First Printing is another wonderful interpretation of the teen years by the celebrated author of About a Boy and High Fidelity. Nick Horny has everything going for him, including the real-life girl of his dreams. And then disaster strikes.... The book is bound in purple boards with a black spine and die-stamped copper titles on the front panel and spine. The book measure 5 5/8 by 8 1/4 inches and includes 309 pages. I've placed the dust jacket into an archival Brodart protective sleeve. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Brand New/Brand New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.99

Simplify Me When I'm Dead, Poems Selected By Ted Hughes
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Simplify Me When I'm Dead, Poems Selected By Ted Hughes

By Douglas, Keith

New York: Faber and Faber, 2009. One of England's most talent young poets, Keith Douglas was killed in Normandy in June, 1944. His poems bear testimony to the carnage around him he witnessed every day. This First American Edition Thus is printed on non-acidic paper that won't yellow. It is bound on violet-covered boards with white spine titles. The book is in Fine, Brand New condition, with a Fine, Brand New dust jacket. I've placed the dust jacket into an archival Brodart protective sleeve. The book measures 5 3/4 by 8 1/2 inches and includes 47 pages.. First American Edition Thus. Hard Cover. Brand New/Brand New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.99

The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray in Thirteen Volumes, Biographical Edition (13 of 13 volumes)
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The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray in Thirteen Volumes, Biographical Edition (13 of 13 volumes)

By Thackeray, William Makepeace

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1898. Published between 1898 and 1903, this handsome set includes ALL 13 volumes that comprise Thackeray's complete works and are listed below. The books are in Very Good+ condition (click on photo) and are bound in dark blue cloth, with decorative front and rear panels, gilt spine lettering, and top-edge gilt. The books show some light shelf wear; several volumes have rubbing at the spine tips. The books are firmly bound, with clean, bright text pages. A number of volumes have uncut pages and were apparently never read. Each volume includes a frontis illustration with tissue guards, and other illustrations, full-page and vignette, throughout text. With the exception of some portraits of Thackeray, the drawings are the delightful, original work of the author himself. The Biographical Edition was edited by Thackeray's daughter, Anne Thackeray Ritchie. The books are clean with no signatures of former owners. While most standard Harper-published Thackeray sets contain 26 volumes, this set contains all the same material but simply doubles the size of each volume. The contents are as follows: 1. Vanity Fair; 2. Pendennis; 3. Yellow Plush Papers, etc.; 4. Barry Lyndon, etc.; 5. Sketch Books; 6. Contributions to Punch, etc.; 7. Henry Edmond, etc.; 8. The Newcomes; 9. Chritmas Books, etc.; 10. The Virginians; 11. The Adventures of Philip, etc.; 12 Denis Duval, etc.; and 13. Miscellanies. These uniform books were published between 1898 and 1903. Domestic Media Mail shipping will be adjusted following initial order to total $16.00. . Hard Cover. Very Good+/No Jacket. Illus. by Thackeray, William Makepeace. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$226.00

King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
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King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table

By Holland, Rupert S. (Editor)

New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1919. This book of Arthurian legends uses source material based on the work of Chrétien de Troies, Sir Thomas Malory, and Alfred, Lord Tennyson. The book is suitable for adults, young adults or older teens. The book includes four handsome full-page color illustrations by the aptly named artist, Lancelot Speed. The book is in Very Good+ condition but lacks a dust jacket. The book is bound in red cloth with titles in black on the front panel and spine, as well as a vignette cameo illustration of a knight on the front panel and spine. The book has top-edge yellow stain. The book includes illustrated endpapers. The pages are clean and bright, without marks, tears, or stains. The book measures 6 1/4 by 8 5/8 inches and includes 360 pages.. Hard Cover. Very Good+/No Dust Jacket. Illus. by Lancelot Speed. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$19.99

The World of the Golden Compass: The Otherworldly Ride Continues
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The World of the Golden Compass: The Otherworldly Ride Continues

By Westerfeld, Scott (Editor)

BenBella Books for Borders, 2007. This proudly unauthorized book takes an edgy critical look at Phillip Pullman's trilogy of the Golden Compass books with numrous essays, including Lord Asriel: Dad from Hell or Heroic Rebel? by Sophie Masson, Hot Sex and Horrific Parenting in His Dark Materials by Maureen Johnson, A Short History of Hell and the Crabby Old God Who Sends You There by Herbie Brennan, and many more. It would make a perfect gift for anyone hooked on The Golden Compass or any of Pullman's fantastic writings. This New, oversized paperback is a First Edition with a "number line" ending in a "1" to indicate First Printing. The book measures 6 1/8 by 9 1/8 inches and includes 210 pages. . First Edition. Oversized Soft Cover. New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.99

Sense and Sensibility: The Winchester Austen
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Sense and Sensibility: The Winchester Austen

By Austen, Jane

Cambridge, U.K.: Worth Press, 2008. This Winchester Austin edition of Sense and Sensibility is a lovely collectible for any Austen admirer. The edition is named after the city of Winchester, near which Jane Austen spent most of her life and where she is buried in the cathedral. The book is in Fine, unread condition. The book is bound in a simulated black leather known as Skivertex. The book comes with only half a dust jacket, which was mainly for the purpose of providing a bar code and advertising the set. (The other Austen novels were also published by Worth in a uniform binding.) In addition to the simulated leather, the book features a die-stamped gilt Austen signature on the front panel and the title in a metallic blue. These title colors are also used on the spine. In addition, the book has rounded corners and an elastic strap sewn into the rear panel to be used as a bookmark. The book also features illustrated color endpapers, the complete text in a modern, readable typeface, bright, non-acidic paper, four critical introductions by Austen scholars, a color timeline of Austen's world, a color map of Austen's England, and other illustrated appendices with vignette color illustrations. The text runs 335 pages, with a preceding 55 pages of extras, including an illustrated color cast of characters. The book measures 5 3/4 by 8 7/8 inches. . Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by Samuel Grimm (endpapers); Hugh Thompson. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$29.99

The Master of Ballantrae: A Winter's Tale
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The Master of Ballantrae: A Winter's Tale

By Stevenson, Robert Louis

Pleasantville, New York: Reader's Digest, 1995. This complete, unedited and handsome edition of Stevenson's famous adventure novel was first published in 1888. This handsome edition includes a frontis color portrait of the author by John Singer Sargent and color illustration throughout by Walter Paget (most famous as the Sherlock Holmes illustrator). The book is in As New condition. It is bound in a black leatherette with a purple leatherette spine and die-stamped gilt titles and decorative borders on the front panel and spine. It includes an Afterword by Nicolas Rankin. The book measures 6 1/4 by 9 3/8 inches and includes 224 pages. . Hard Cover. As New/No Dust Jacket, as Issued. Illus. by Walter Paget. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.99

The Home
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The Home

By Mortimer, Penelope

New York: Random House, 1971. This Stated First American Edition also has the correct "number line" for Random House that starts with a "2". (A second printing would still have the "2" but remove the "first edition" line.) This novel deals with a recently divorced woman, married most of her life, who must now learn to function as an independent person. The book has some sun fading at the top and bottom edges, which is why it's Near Fine rather than Fine. The Very Good + price-unclipped dust jacket has some small edge tears. The book is bound in black boards with a blue spine cloth and die-stamped silver spine titles. The book measures 5 5/8 by 8 1/2 inches and includes 258 pages.. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.99

Discourses in America
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Discourses in America

By Arnold, Matthew

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1902. This book includes three discourses delivered to American audiences by the British poet Matthew Arnold and includes an explanatory Preface by the author. The essays include Numbers, or The Majority and the Remnant; Literature and Science; and Emerson. The book is in Very Good condition. It is bound in a burgundy cloth, with some lightly bumped corners and light rubbing at the spine tips. The book has die-stamped gilt spine titles. The pages are clean and bright. The rough-cut pages are securely bound, although a bit stiff. The book measures 5 1/4 by 7 3/8 inches and includes 207 pages.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$12.99

The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
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The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

By Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan

Pleasantville, New York: The World's Best Reading/Reader's Digest, 1993. This handsome edition of Doyle's two most famous Sherlock Holmes novels in one volume, A Study in Scarlet and The Hound of the Baskervilles, are in As New, unread condition and includes the complete text of all eleven stories. In addition, the book includes new black-and-white illustrations by David Johnson and an Afterword by Philip A. Shreffler. The book's front and rear panels are bound in a deep brown marbleized leatherette, with a reddish brown leatherette spine. The front panel and spine include die-stamped gilt titles. The book measures 6 3/8 by 9 1/4 inches and includes 219 pages. The book includes a publisher's insert that gives a brief history of the author and the Sherlock Holmes character.. First Edition Thus. Hard Cover. As New/No Dust Jacket as Issued. Illus. by David Johnson. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.99

The Yellow Admiral (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)
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The Yellow Admiral (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

By O'Brian, Patrick

New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1996. This Stated First Edition has a "number line" starting with a "2". The book is in Fine condition with a Fine price-unclipped dust jacket. I've placed the dust jacket into an archival Brodart protective sleeve. This sequel to "The Commodore" has Jack Aubrey as an impoverished landowner, with his fortunes on both land and sea going from bad to worse, until Stephen Maturin returns from a mission in France and throws Jack a lifeline. The book is bound in marbelized paper-covered boards with a deep blue spine cloth and die-stamped gilt spine titles. The book measures 5 7/8 by 8 1/2 inches and includes 262 pages. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.99

Bosewell's London Journal 1762-1763
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Bosewell's London Journal 1762-1763

By Boswell, James; Pottle, Frederick A., Editor

New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1950. This clean, bright oversized paperback copy is in Very Good+ condition with only one previous owner, whose name is on the first page. The text is clean throughout, except for one small ink notation in the Preface. The Preface was written by Christopher Morley. A small corner area has been repaired on the rear wrap panel. The book measures 5 3/8 by 8 inches and includes 370 pages with Index. . Oversized Soft Cover. Very Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$4.99

Conan Doyle
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Conan Doyle

By Nordon, Pierre

London: John Murray, 1966. This is the first British edition, translated from the French by Frances Partridge, and published by John Murray, London. (The original French edition was awarded the Prix Guizot by the Academie Francaise.) The book is in close to Fine condition with a close to Fine non-price clipped dust jacket. The book is bound in a light green paper over boards that has some light spine-tip rubbing. It is tightly bound, clean and sparkling throughout, with no marks or tears. The dust jacket has some light edge rubbing and one small closed tear. I've placed the dust jacket into an archival Brodart protective sleeve. The book contains nine illustations, mainly photographs. The real Arthur Conan Doyle was as much a mystery as any that his fictional sleuth Sherlock Holmes solved. To unravel the mystery of the man, Pierre Nordon searched through the extensive Conan Doyle family archives and, with the help of new material and unpublished correspondence with Winston Churchill, Bernard Shaw, Rudyard Kipling, and many political and military leaders of Doyle's time, has produced this impressive, revealing portrait of A. Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, physician, sportsman, criminologist, inventor, crusader for spiritualism, and overall champion of the oppressed. The book measures 6 3/8 by 9 1/4 inches and includes 370 pages, with Index.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$34.99

Phineas Redux (Centenary Edition)
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Phineas Redux (Centenary Edition)

By Trollope, Anthony

Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 1991. Phineas Redux is the fourth novel of six in the Palliser series by Trollope. This paperback of the Centenary Edition includes an Introduction by F.S.L. Lyons and illustrated drawings by T.L.B. Huskinson. The book is in close to Fine condition and does not appear to have been read. However, it has a light crease and corner curl at the bottom front wrap. The book measures 4 5/8 by 7 3/8 inches and includes 751 pages . Soft Cover. Near Fine. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$4.99

The Heart of the Matter
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The Heart of the Matter

By Greene, Graham

New York: Penguin Books, 2004. This special Graham Greene Centennial 1904-2004 Edition is a Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition. It's an oversized softcover in Fine, unread condition, with only minimal signs of shelf wear. The original wraps have flaps and the text is printed on quality paper. The book is a First Edition Thus with a "number line" starting with a "1" to indicate First Printing. Originally published in 1948, this tale of love, sin, and redemption set in a West African coastal town is considered by many critics to be Greene's masterpiece. The book measures 5 3/4 by 8 3/8 inches and includes 255 pages, with ads for other Greene titles in the rear.. First Edition Thus. Oversized Soft Cover. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.99

The Complete Enderby: Inside Mr Enderby, Enderby Outside, The Clockwork Testament, Enderby's Dark Lady
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The Complete Enderby: Inside Mr Enderby, Enderby Outside, The Clockwork Testament, Enderby's Dark Lady

By Burgess, Anthony

London: Vintage Classics, 2002. This book is a First Edition Thus with a "number line" ending in a "1" to indicate First Printing. It has a soft cover and includes all the previously published Enderby novels by Anthony Burgess. The book is a clean, bright copy in close to Fine condition, with only minimal shelf wear. The book measures 5 1/8 by 7 7/8 inches and includes 631 pages, with other Burgess novels advertised in the rear. (Click on photo.). First Edition Thus. Paperback. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.99

Desolation Island (Aubrey/Maturin Novels, Volume 5)
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Desolation Island (Aubrey/Maturin Novels, Volume 5)

By O'Brian, Patrick

New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1991. This is the fifth of the Jack Aubrey-Stephen Maturin series adventures and is in close to Fine condition, having only been read once and gently. It is a 4th Printing oversized paperback from Norton. The book measures 5 1/4 by 7 3/4 inches and includes 325 pages. The binding is tight and secure. The pages are clean and bright throughout. . Oversized Soft Cover. Near Fine. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$8.99

The Ionian Message (Aubrey/Maturin Novels, Volume 8)
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The Ionian Message (Aubrey/Maturin Novels, Volume 8)

By O'Brian, Patrick

New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1992. This Jack Aubrey-Stephen Maturin series adventure is in Very Good+ condition. It is a First Printing Thus oversized paperback from Norton. The book has been read only once and read gently with some light scratch marks on the rear panel. (Click on photo.) The binding is tight and secure, with no break in the spine, and the pages are clean and bright throughout. The book measures 5 1/2 by 8 1/4 inches and includes 399 pages. . First Edition Thus. Oversized Soft Cover. Very Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$6.99

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