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THE SATANIC VERSES

by SALMAN RUSHDIE

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Published
1988
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Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780670825370
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$44.56

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This is a mint-condition first edition (Canadian) of The Satanic Verses, the 1988 novel by the British writer Salman Rushdie. The book is about the experiences of Indian immigrants who struggle with building their lives in England. As is the case with all of Rushdie's book, it is interlaced with fantastical elements. This book was made famous… Read more
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THE MOOR'S LAST SIGH

by SALMAN RUSHDIE

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Published
1995
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780394281223
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$36.45

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The Moor's Last Sigh tells the family history of Moraes Zogoiby, known as 'the Moor'. He is the last survivor of a family descended from the Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama (ca. 1469-1524), who sailed to India in search of spice and whose offspring grew rich in shipping it to the West. It is set in the… Read more
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TUTANKHAMEN, LIFE & DEATH OF A PHARAOH

by Christiane Desroches-Noblecourt

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Published
1963
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First
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This is a first edition of Tutankhamen: Life and Death of a Pharaoh, a superb book written by the famed French archaeologist and Egyptologist Christiane Desroches Noblecourt (1913-2011), who is best known for this book, and for saving the Nubian Temples from being flooded out by the Aswam Dam construction. It is of interest if you're into golf… Read more
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KIM

by RUDYARD KIPLING

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Published
1951
Condition
Fine
Edition
Library Edition (not ex-Library)
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This is a very nice copy of Kim, the classic tale by Rudyard Kipling, first published in 1901. It is set in the imperialistic world; a masculine world dominated by travel, trade and adventure, and strict divisions between white and non-white. It is about the relationship between Kim, a white man born in India, and an… Read more
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THE COLLECTED RUDYARD KIPLING, ILLUSTRATED

by RUDYARD KIPLING

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Published
1982
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780517347980
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$32.40

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This is a first edition of The Collected Rudyard Kipling, Illustrated, published by Avenel in 1982. It is 1000 pages, and includes his best-known works: Captains Courageous, Kim, The Jungle Books, Just So Stories for Little Children, Puck of Pook's Hill, Stalky & Co., and Plain Tales from the Hills. It then adds 11 short stories. See photo… Read more
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ANTIQUE COLLECTOR'S DIRECTORY OF PERIOD DETAIL

by Paul Davidson

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Published
2000
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780764151675
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$28.35

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This is the stated first US edition of Antique Collector's Directory of Period Detail: How to Identify the Key Characteristics, Shapes and Forms of Period Styles. It was written by the British auction house valuer Paul Davidson. The key to object identification lies in recognizing an era's representative shapes, and this book shows how o identify antique… Read more
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ANCIENT CHINA

by Edward H Schafer

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Published
1976
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First
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$22.68

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This is an unread copy of Ancient China, part of the Great Ages of Man series which Time-Life Books began publishing in the 60s. This book was written in 1967 by the American academic Edward Schafer, Professor of Oriental Languages at Berkeley. This is the first edition, sixth printing. It's 8 3/4" x 10 3/4". 191 pages,… Read more
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THE CAPTAIN WAS A DOCTOR

by Jonathan Reid

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Published
2020
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First
ISBN
9781459747210
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$20.25

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This is the "unforgettable", "riveting" first-rate biography of Dr. John Reid, a Canadian doctor who was serving in Hong Kong in 1941. After the Japanese victory, he spent a year in a Hong Kong prison camp before being sent to Japan as a slave labourer. His efforts to save his men were heroic, but he… Read more
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GOURMET MAGAZINE 1989: CINCO DE MAYO

by GOURMET MAGAZINE

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Published
1989
Condition
Very Good+
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$16.20

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Gourmet May 1989 See Table of Contents Scan for full editorial. 236 pages. This magazine has not been read, but there is one dogeared recipe, at the back. Those marks on the cover are pieces of paper that got stuck to it. Minor wear to edges. Otherwise perfect.
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NEW YORKER: COVER BROOKLYN or BUST by BRUCE McCALL

by NEW YORKER

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Published
2019
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
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April 1, 2019. 94 Pages, no label or barcode Cover: Brooklyn or Bust, by Bruce McCall See Table of Contents Scan Condition: Slight crease at stapled edge. Otherwise perfect.
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IS IT GENUINE?

by John Bly

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Published
1987
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Reprint
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$24.30

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This is an unread copy of the best-selling book Is It Genuine? How to Collect Antiques with Confidence, written by the British antiques expert and Antiques Roadshow appraiser John Bly. It was first published in 1986 and was a best-seller; this is a copy of its first reprint, in 1987. It is an invaluable book for collectors of antique furniture, metalware, … Read more
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THE CRIMEAN WAR

by Denis Judd

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Published
1975
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Reprint
ISBN
9780246108043
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$20.25

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The Crimean War was a brutal conflict fought from October 1853 to February 1856 in which Russia lost to an alliance made up of the Ottoman Empire, the United Kingdom, Sardinia and France. The immediate cause of the war involved the rights of Christian minorities in the Holy Land, then a part of the Ottoman … Read more
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THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO ANTIQUES

by MARTIN MILLER

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Published
2003
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First
ISBN
9780681783607
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$32.40

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The Complete Guide to Antiques is a a comprehensive guide to antiques and collectables from around the world. The book is a collection of over 8000 antiques of every variety; each entry is illustrated with a color photograph, and includes information on dealer prices, date and origin which will assist you in identifying and valuing… Read more
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THE STORY OF FURNITURE

by Julia Raynsford

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Published
1975
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780600381747
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$24.30

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This is a first edition of The Story of Furniture, published in 1975. Its author was the director of the Furniture Department of the Victoria and Albert Museum, and she wrote it specifically for those who don't know anything about furniture, but would like to learn about it. It covers the development of furniture, going… Read more
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THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ANTIQUES

by Sir John Pope-Hennessy

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Published
1982
Condition
Fine
Edition
Second
ISBN
9780517381977
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$28.35

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This is a comprehensive reference book written for anyone interested in antiques. It was first written in 1973, by the art expert Sir John Pope-Hennessy, and published in the UK. It was then updated and published in the US. It is exhaustively researched and is a must-have for dealers, collectors, designers and art historians. It is… Read more
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MILLER'S ANTIQUES ENCYCLOPEDIA

by Judith Miller

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Published
2008
Condition
Fine
ISBN
9781845334703
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$40.51

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Compiled by an international team of 40 distinguished consultants, Miller's Antiques Encyclopedia is the bible of the antiques world. No other book covers the subject with unmatched breadth, depth, and authority: it explains materials, marks, and techniques; provides clues to identification and dating; and offers hints on what to consider when examining antiques. It covers everything from ancient… Read more
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DICTIONARY OF ANTIQUES

by GEORGE SAVAGE

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Published
1978
Condition
Fine
Edition
Second Printing
ISBN
9780831700119
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$20.25

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This is a perfect copy of the second printing of Dictionary of Antiques, by George Savage. It was first published in 1970.Its purpose is to help collectors, dealers, art historians and designers date pieces, note attributes and generally learn more about antiques. Over 1500 entries, with nearly 700 illustrations, alphabetically arranged and carefully cross-referenced. Special terms,… Read more
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THE GOLDEN CASKET: CHINESE NOVELLAS OF TWO MILLENNIA

by Various

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Published
1964
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First
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This is a stated first edition (1964) of The Golden Casket, Chinese Novellas of Two Millennia. It is 46 novellas, each with a little illustration.391 pages, including explanatory notes. The stories were originally translated into German by the Austrian writers Herbert Franke and Wolfgang Bauer, then translated into English by the Canadian poet Christopher Levenson. This was originally a… Read more
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NEW YORKER: DONALD TRUMP CHRISTMAS. COVER BY BARRY BLITT

by NEW YORKER

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Published
2017
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
December
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$16.20

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December 18 & 25, 2017. 112 Pages, no label or barcode Cover: A Christmas Carol, Donald Trump, by Barry Blitt See Table of Contents Scan Condition: Slight creasing to the back cover only. Otherwise perfect.
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GOURMET MAGAZINE 1974: CHINESE CUISINE

by GOURMET MAGAZINE

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Published
1974
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
September
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Gourmet September 1974 See Table of Contents Scan 108 pages. This magazine has not been read, but there is a doodle on the cover.
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