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cover of ENDERBY'S DARK LADY or No End to Enderby

ENDERBY'S DARK LADY or No End to Enderby

by Burgess, Anthony

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Published
1984
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Near fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780091560508
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London: Hutchinson, 1984. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/Very good. Signed by Anthony Burgess on the title page. The fourth and final novel in the Enderby quartet. F.X. Enderby travels to Indiana in order to impress the Hoosiers with his musical script on the career of Shakespeare and falls in love with a nightclub singer. Octavo. Original red cloth… Read more
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cover of MASTER AND COMMANDER

MASTER AND COMMANDER

by O'Brian, Patrick

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Published
1970
Condition
Very good
Edition
First Edition
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$600.00

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London: Collins, 1970. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good/Very good. The first published novel in the acclaimed Aubrey-Maturin series, set largely in the era of the Napoleonic Wars. Octavo: 350 p. Original blue cloth binding, with gilt titles. Some general foxing to the top edge, with a tiny bit to the fore-edge. Some very mild edgewear to the dust… Read more
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cover of COME BLOW YOUR HORN

COME BLOW YOUR HORN

by Simon, Neil

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Published
1963
Condition
Very good
Edition
First Edition
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$300.00

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Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1963. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good/Very good. Review copy, with the publisher's slip laid in. The author's first produced play, "about a handsome, stallion-like bachelor, his coltish younger brother who comes to visit and stays to live-it-up, and their parents, who wish they would give up girls, liquor, and licentiousness… Read more
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cover of HALF OF PARADISE

HALF OF PARADISE

by Burke, James Lee

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Published
1965
Condition
Very good
Edition
First Edition
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$750.00

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Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1965. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good/Very good. Signed by James Lee Burke on the title page. The first book by the Edgar Award-winning writer best known for his Dave Robicheaux series of mystery novels. Octavo. Original light brown cloth binding, with dark brown and white stamping. A few tiny nicks along the bottom edge… Read more
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cover of THE DEVIL'S MODE

THE DEVIL'S MODE

by Burgess, Anthony

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Published
1989
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780091741945
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$100.00

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London: Hutchinson, 1989. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Inscribed and dated by Anthony Burgess on the title page. Stories imagine a meeting between Shakespeare and Cervantes, Attila the Hun's thoughts on civilization, Claude Debussy's musical discovery, and a man who becomes a permament traveler. Octavo. Original black cloth binding, with silver titles. A fine copy in a fine dust… Read more
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cover of EARTHLY POWERS

EARTHLY POWERS

by Burgess, Anthony

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Published
1980
Condition
Very good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780091439101
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$150.00

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London: Hutchinson, 1980. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good/Very good. Signed and dated by Anthony Burgess on the title page. An exploration of the very essence of power centers on two men who represent different types of earthly power--one an eminent novelist and well-known homosexual, the other a man of God who rises through the Vatican hierarchy. Octavo: 649… Read more
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cover of CARD CONTROL

CARD CONTROL

by Buckley, Arthur

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Published
1946
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Very good
Edition
First Edition
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$100.00

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Springfield, Illinois: Arthur Buckley, 1946. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. This profusely illustrated book demonstrates step by step the astonishing card magic cultivated by eone of the premier sleight-of-hand artists of the 20th century. Among the moves are shifts, fake shuffles, cuts, fans, and steals. Australian-born Arthur H. Buckley became well known in America for the magic he… Read more
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cover of A FIVE-FOLD SALUTE TO ADVENTURE: An Omnibus Volume of the Historical Novels of John Buchan

A FIVE-FOLD SALUTE TO ADVENTURE: An Omnibus Volume of the Historical Novels of John Buchan

by Buchan, John

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Published
1939
Condition
Near fine
Edition
First Edition
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London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1939. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/Near fine. Includes the following full-length novels: Midwinter (1923), The Blanket of the Dark (1931), Witchwood (1927), The Free Fishers (1934), and Salute to Adventurers (1915). Thick octavo: xii, 1307 p. Original cloth binding, with black stamping. A very small label bearing the previous owner's name is affixed to… Read more
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cover of KIDNAPPED: Being Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751

KIDNAPPED: Being Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751

by Stevenson, Robert Louis

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Published
1913
Condition
Very good
Edition
First Edition
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$350.00

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1913. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. First edition thus. When seventeen-year-old David Balfour arrives to claim his inheritance, he is kidnapped at the behest of his villainous uncle and becomes caught up in a Scottish rebellion against the British. Including this book, N.C. Wyeth (1882-1945) illustrated a total of 16 books for the… Read more
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cover of THE 13 CLOCKS

THE 13 CLOCKS

by Thurber, James

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Published
1950
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1950. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near fine. The first printing, with the illustrator's name misspelled as "Mark" on the title page. A sublimely whimsical fairy tale of love forestalled but ultimately fulfilled, described as "probably the best book in the world" by Neil Gaiman. Illustrated with Marc Simont. Octavo: 124 p. Original blue paper-covered… Read more
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cover of YANKEE IN OZ

YANKEE IN OZ

by Thompson, Ruth Plumly

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Published
1972
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
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$150.00

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Kinderhook, Illinois: The International Wizard of Oz Club, Inc, 1972. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. This is one of about 100 copies bound in light blue cloth, with the original pictorial paper wrappers bound in as a frontispiece. The author's twentieth Oz title, relating the adventures of Thomas P. "Tompy" Terry, star drummer in his marching band, who is… Read more
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cover of CAPTAIN CAUTION

CAPTAIN CAUTION

by Roberts, Kenneth

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Published
1934
Condition
Very good
Edition
First Edition
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$100.00

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Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc, 1934. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good/Very good. Signed by Kenneth Roberts on a prefatory blank leaf. "A stirring historical novel of the War of 1812" by the author of the novel Northwest Passage (1937). Octavo. Original blue cloth binding, with decorative blind and gilt stamping. Mild dust spotting to… Read more
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cover of MEANING NO OFFENSE: being Some of The Life, Adventures and Opinions of Trader Riddell, an Old Book Reviewer, in the Dark Continent of Contemporary Literature; including an Assortment of Strange Interviews and Literary Follies

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New York: The John Day Company, 1928. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good/Very good. The first of three collections of Corey Ford's popular John Riddell parodies for Vanity Fair. Essentially playful, these parodies vary in approach - some are rather elaborate jokes or hoaxes, others are literary criticism in parody form. Octavo: 177 p. with illustrations by Miguel Covarrubias.… Read more
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cover of THE HORSE'S MOUTH

THE HORSE'S MOUTH

by Cary, Joyce

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Published
1944
Condition
Very good
Edition
First Edition
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$200.00

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London: Michael Joseph, 1944. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good/Very good. A searing portrait of the artistic temperament, this novel served as the basis for 1958 Ronald Neame film starring Alec Guinness. Octavo. Original rust cloth binding, with silver titles. A bit of mild dust spotting along the edges. Some light toning and wear along the extremities of the… Read more
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cover of MIDNIGHT COWBOY

MIDNIGHT COWBOY

by Herlihy, James Leo

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Published
1965
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Near fine
Edition
First Edition
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$150.00

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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1965. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/Near fine. The author's second novel, which chronicles the naïve Texan Joe Buck's odyssey from Texas to New York City, where he plans on realizing his dream of becoming a male prostitute servicing rich women. It served as the basis for the 1969 John Schlesinger film starring Dustin… Read more
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cover of GOOD GESTES: Stories of Beau Geste, his Brothers, and certain of their Comrades in the French Foreign Legion

GOOD GESTES: Stories of Beau Geste, his Brothers, and certain of their Comrades in the French Foreign Legion

by Wren, Percival Christopher

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Published
1929
Condition
Very good
Edition
First Edition
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London: John Murray, 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good/Very good. A collection of short stories relating the experiences and adventures of the Geste brothers and their comrades in the French Foreign Legion while soldiering in North Africa. Issued as part of Murray's Imperial Library. Octavo. Original gray cloth binding, with black titles. A bit of foxing to the… Read more
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cover of BROADWAY: A Play

BROADWAY: A Play

by Dunning, Philip and George Abbott

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Published
1927
Condition
Very good
Edition
First Edition
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$200.00

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New York: George H. Doran Company, 1927. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good/Very good. Inscribed by George Abbott to Barrett H. Clark, the influential editor, critic, historian, lecturer, and literary manager, on the front flyleaf. A crime drama using contemporary street slang and a hard-boiled, realistic atmosphere to depict the New York City underworld during Prohibition, Broadway was a… Read more
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cover of THE BIG BARN

THE BIG BARN

by Edmonds, Walter D.

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Published
1930
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
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$100.00

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Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1930. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. The author's second novel, a family drama set in the canal valleys of New York during the mid-19th century. Edmonds (1903-98) was an American writer best known for the historical novel Drums Along the Mohawk (1936), which was adapted as a 1939 feature film directed by John Ford.… Read more
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cover of THE RITZ AND OTHER PLAYS, including Bad Habits, Where Has Tommy Flowers Gone?, "...And Things That Go Bump in the Night", Whiskey, Bringing It All Back Home

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New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1976. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good/Very good. Presentation copy, inscribed by Terrence McNally to Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lanford Wilson on the half-title, with Wilson's ink stamp to the front flyleaf. Described as "the Bard of American Theater" by The New York Times, McNally (1938-2020) was the recipient of five Tony Awards, including… Read more
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cover of THE COLLECTED ESSAYS, JOURNALISM AND LETTERS OF GEORGE ORWELL, Volume I: An Age Like This, 1920-1940, Volume II: My Country Right or Left, 1940-1943, Volume III: As I Please, 1943-1945, [and] Volume IV: In Front of Your Nose, 1945-1950

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London: Secker & Warburg, 1968. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good/Very good. In this collection, Orwell's essays, journalism, and letters are arranged chronologically to show how his life and work developed and, in this arrangement, they "stand-in" for an autobiography, with each volume covering a distinct period of his life. Edited by Sonia Orwell and Ian Angus. From the… Read more
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$400.00