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THE RIDDLE OF THE SANDS

by Erskine Childers

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Published
1955
Condition
Fine
Edition
1st reprint
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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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THE MARY CELESTE & OTHER STRANGE TALES OF THE SEA

by John Gilbert Lockhart

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Published
1965
Condition
Fine
Edition
3rd impression
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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
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
4th impression
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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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$64.82

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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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THE EIGHTH DAY

by THORNTON WILDER

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Published
1967
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First
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$28.36

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This is a stated first edition (1967) of The Eighth Day, the 6th novel by the American writer Thornton Wilder (1897-1975). It won the 1968 National Book Award; it is described as a great American epic...suspenseful and deeply moving. It is a family saga centered around a murder mystery. 435 pages, no adornment. … Read more
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WASHINGTON IRVING'S SKETCH BOOK

by WASHINGTON IRVING

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Published
1985
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780517457528
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$44.56

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This is a first (and likely only) edition of Washington Irving's Sketch Book, published by Avenel in 1985. It is a facsimile reproduction of the The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., first published in 1819 and 1820. Geoffrey Crayon was the pseudonym of the American writer Washington Irving, who is most famous for the stories Rip… 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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$32.41

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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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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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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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SANCTUARY

by WILLIAM FAULKNER

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Published
1958
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Re-Issue
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$20.26

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This is one of a mint-condition set of four matching books by the American author William Faulkner (1897-1962). They are first reissues, by his publisher (Random House) of Sanctuary, As I Lay Dying, Light in August and The Sound and the Fury. They are simple red matte boards with gold lettering on the cover and spine. Lovely paper.… 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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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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THE PIRATES LAFFITE

by William C Davis

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Published
2005
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780151004034
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$40.51

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This is a stated first edition (2005) of The Pirates Laffite, The Treacherous World of the Corsairs of the Gulf, the story of the two brothers who ran a notorious privateering cooperative in New Orleans from 1803-1823. Labeled as corsairs and buccaneers for methods that bordered on piracy, the brothers imported contraband goods and made life hell for… Read more
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EDGAR ALLAN POE STORIES

by EDGAR ALLAN POE

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Published
1961
Condition
Fine
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$24.31

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This is a very nice copy, published in 1961, of Edgar Allan Poe Stories: Twenty-Seven Thrilling Tales by the Master of Suspense, with an Added Selection of His Best Poems. See photo of contents. As you can see, there is quite a bit of wear to the dust jacket, which is unclipped. The book itself is perfect. It does not… Read more
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GRAHAM GREENE: COLLECTED WORKS. SEVEN NOVELS

by GRAHAM GREENE

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Published
1977
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780905712017
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$52.66

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This is an excellent copy of seven complete novels by the great British novelist Graham Greene (1904-1991). This book is now approaching rare status. It includes The Heart of the Matter, Stamboul Train, A Burnt-Out Case, The Third Man, The Quiet American, Loser Takes All, and The Power and the Glory. This is a… Read more
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VANITY FAIR 2012 TV ISSUE

by VANITY FAIR

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Published
2012
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
May
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$20.26

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Vanity Fair, May 2012 Cover: TV Stars See Table of Contents Scans 212 Pages Costa Concordia Disaster, Aaron Sorkin, Glenn Beck, Paolo Di Lauro Minor Wear
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VANITY FAIR 2002 - COLIN FARRELL

by VANITY FAIR

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Published
2002
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
July
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Vanity Fair, July 2002 Cover: Colin Farrell See Table of Contents Photos Civil War at AOL Time Warner Michael Skakel Trial for Martha Moxley Murder Stock Market Activist Evelyn Davis Extreme Surfers Right-Wing Extremists in Europe 174 Pages Near-perfect condition. Unread but minor wear at edges.
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VANITY FAIR 2003 - SALMA HAYEK

by VANITY FAIR

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Published
2003
Condition
Fine
Edition
February
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Vanity Fair, February 2003 Cover: Salma Hayek See Table of Contents scans 194 Pages Unread--Pristine Condition
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NEW YORKER: JOURNEYS ISSUE. COVER LANDSCAPES by LORENZO MATTOTTI

by NEW YORKER

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Published
2006
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
April 24
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$16.20

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April 24, 2006. The Journeys Issue 184 Pages, no label Cover: Three Landscapes, by Lorenzo Mattotti Back Cover: Anthony Bourdain Travel Channel Ad See Table of Contents Scans Condition: Very good. There was a overlay glued to it. The remnants of that remain on the spine. Lorenzo Mattotti (1954- ) is an Italian comics artist and illustrator. His illustrations have been published in magazines such as Cosmopolitan,… Read more
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NEW YORKER: HEALTH ISSUE. COVER ACROBAT by KENTON NELSON

by NEW YORKER

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Published
2019
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
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April 8, 2019. Health Issue 94 Pages, no label or barcode Cover: The Acrobat, by Kenton Nelson See Table of Contents Scan Condition: Slight Wave to top right. Minor crease at edge. Otherwise perfect.
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THE PHILBY CONSPIRACY

by Bruce Page, Phillip Knightley, David Leitch

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Published
1968
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First
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$32.41

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This is a stated first edition of The Philby Scandal, a chronicle written by three journalists, introduced by John Le Carre, and published in 1968. It tells the story of one of the greatest spy scandals of all time: The Cambridge Five, aka The Cambridge Spy Ring, were five young students who were recruited by the… Read more
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CASTLE GARAC

by NICHOLAS MONSARRAT

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Published
1955
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First
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$20.26

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Castle Garac is the 20th book by the prolific British novelist Lieutenant Commander Nicholas Monsarrat (1910-1979), who is most famous for his sea stories. It is about an impoverished American writer who unwittingly becomes involved in the scheme of a disreputable international financier. This is a first edition, the second printing before publication, dated 1955. Cover art by George Salter. Unclipped… Read more
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