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THE LOST WORLD

by ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE

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Published
2004
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Near Fine
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First Good Reads Series
ISBN
9781403709851
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The Lost World is a science fiction novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930). It was originally published serially in the Strand Magazine, in 1912, and the character of Professor Challenger was introduced in this book. It is about an expedition to a plateau in the Amazon basin of South America where prehistoric animals still survive. The novel also describes… Read more
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JOSEPH CONRAD SEA STORIES

by JOSEPH CONRAD

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Published
1957
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Near Fine
Edition
First
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$18.59

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Between 1947 and 1968, the English publisher Rupert Hart-Davis published The Mariner's Library. The library is 47 'salt-water' books, all related to sailing, adventure and exploration. Most are true stories. I have 36 left, which I have posted individually. You can find them all under 'Maritime, Ships, Boats.' If you'd like more than one at a reduced… Read more
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GALLIONS REACH

by H.M Tomlinson

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Published
1955
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Near Fine
Edition
4th impression
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$18.59

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Between 1947 and 1968, the English publisher Rupert Hart-Davis published The Mariner's Library. The library is 47 'salt-water' books, all related to sailing, adventure and exploration. Most are true stories. I have 36 left, which I have posted individually. You can find them all under 'Maritime, Ships, Boats.' If you'd like more than one at a reduced… Read more
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RUMPOLE

by JOHN MORTIMER

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Published
1994
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
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$64.66

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This is a pristine copy of Rumpole, a collection of 10 stories chosen by their author, the British barrister John Mortimer (1923-2009). Most people are familiar with the hugely popular series Rumpole of the Bailey, which ran on the BBC from 1975 to 1980 and in which Rumpole was so brilliantly portrayed by Leo McKern. Horace Rumpole… Read more
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NICHOLAS NICKLEBY

by Charles Dickens

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Published
1982
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First, 1st Printing
ISBN
9780773720084
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$48.50

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This is a large-format copy of Charles Dickens' classic Nicholas Nickleby, first published in 1839. In 1980, The Royal Shakespeare Company staged a production of this book, the production was staged in London, Yorkshire and Portsmouth, and it was filmed for the BBC. In 1982, Toronto's Stoddart Publishing gathered the cast lists and still photos… Read more
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THE SATANIC VERSES

by SALMAN RUSHDIE

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Published
1988
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780670825370
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$44.46

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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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$36.37

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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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VIRGINIA WOOLF

by JAMES KING

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Published
1994
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780241130636
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$48.50

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This is a first edition (UK) of Virginia Woolf, the seminal biography by James Kingof the great English writer. Virginia Woolf was one of the foremost writers of the 20th century, yet this biography is the first to fully explore the relationship between her troubled life and her novels, essays, book reviews, letters, and diaries. It's 700 pages,… 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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$36.37

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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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JORROCKS' JAUNTS & JOLLITIES

by Robert Surtees

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Published
1949
Condition
Very Good+
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$40.42

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This is a superb copy of Jorrocks' Jaunts and Jollities, a collection of tales featuring Mr. Jorrocks, one of the great comic characters of English literature, a Cockney grocer who is obsessed with fox hunting. Its original title was Jorrocks' Jaunts and Jollities; or, The Hunting, Shooting, Racing, Driving, Sailing, Eating, Eccentric… Read more
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MY COUSIN RACHEL

by DAPHNE du MAURIER

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Published
1951
Condition
Fine
Edition
First US
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$32.33

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My Cousin Rachel is a Gothic novel written in 1951 by the prolific English novelist Daphne du Maurier (1907-1989). It combines a murder mystery with a romance. It was a huge best-seller and, in 1952, was made into a film starring Richard Burton and Olivia de Havilland. At the same time, the American publisher International Collectors Library… Read more
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THE INVISIBLE ENEMY

by Various

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Published
1989
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First, 1st Printing
ISBN
9781555971182
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$32.33

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This is a stated first printing of The Invisible Enemy: Alcoholism and the Modern Short Story, published in 1989. It's a trade paperback--it was not published in hardcover. It is 15 short stories, by famous authors, about or involving alcoholism. It is broken down into sections: Family, Children, Progressions, Delusions and Trying to Stop. See contents… Read more
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JOSEPH CONRAD: FIVE COMPLETE NOVELS

by JOSEPH CONRAD

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Published
1979
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780905712406
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$28.29

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This is a first US edition of five complete novels of the British writer Joseph Conrad (1857-1924). The title of one of the books is considered offensive; it was published in 1897 and is now commonly referred to as 'The Narcissus'. The other novels in this book are Lord Jim (1900), Typhoon (1902), Nostromo (1904) and… 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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$32.33

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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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JASSY

by NORAH LOFTS

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Published
1945
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First US
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$24.25

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This is a first edition of Jassy, the 10th novel by the prolific English writer Norah Lofts (1904-1983). The book was published in the UK in 1944 and in Canada and the US in 1945. This is one of the first US copies. Lofts is now considered to be one of the most under-rated writers of… Read more
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HANDY ANDY: A TALE OF IRISH LIFE

by SAMUEL LOVER

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Published
1954
Condition
Very Good+
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This is a vintage copy of Handy Andy: A Tale of Irish Life, written in 1841 by the Irish novelist, composer, painter and songwriter Samuel Lover (1797-1868). It centers around Andy Rooney, a fellow who has the knack of doing everything the wrong way. It is a hilarious farce regarded as a way to "purge melancholy".… Read more
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FRANKENSTEIN

by MARY SHELLEY

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Published
1988
Condition
Near Fine
ISBN
9780517668429
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$20.21

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This is a near-perfect copy of Frankenstein, the classic story of Victor Frankenstein's creation of a sapient creature in his laboratory, written by Mary Shelley in 1818. It is the first science fiction novel in literature. This is a beautiful copy. It is illustrated with color illustrations by New York illustrator Aristides Ruiz, and with black and white… Read more
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HAROUN & THE SEA OF STORIES

by SALMAN RUSHDIE

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Published
1990
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780140142235
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$68.71

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This is a first edition (UK) of Haroun and the Sea of Stories, a children's novel written in 1990 by the British writer Salman Rushdie. After Iran's Ayatollah Khomeni issued a fatwa against Rushdie over The Satanic Verses two years earlier, Rushdie was in hiding, and under protection. This meant that he was separated from his son, and he wrote… Read more
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EROTIC WORKS OF D.H. LAWRENCE

by D.H. LAWRENCE

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Published
1989
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780517643044
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$52.54

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This is a first edition (1989) of Erotic Works of D.H. Lawrence, Illustrated in Color with the Erotic Paintings of D.H. Lawrence. It includes novels, novellas, short stories, essays and poetry -- see contents photos. D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930) is known as one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. He was prolific, but is most famous for… Read more
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THE DIARY OF A NOBODY

by George Grossmith, Weedon Grossmith

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Published
1996
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Fine
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$52.54

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The Diary of a Nobody is an English comic novel written by the brothers George and Weedon Grossmith, with illustrations by the latter. It originated as an intermittent serial in Punch magazine in 1888–89 and first appeared in book form, with extended text and added illustrations, in 1892. The Diary records the daily events in the lives of a London… Read more
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