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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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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 KING OF THE FIELDS

by ISAAC BASHEVIS SINGER

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Published
1988
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Fine
Edition
First, 1st Printing
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This is a stated first printing (1988) of The King of the Fields, a novel by Isaac Bashevis Singer (1903-1991), the Polish-American writer who is one of 13 American citizens to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. Singer wrote in Yiddish and had his work translated, usually by Saul Bellow. It is a fictional exploration of… Read more
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FRANKENSTEIN

by MARY SHELLEY

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Published
1988
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Near Fine
ISBN
9780517668429
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$20.26

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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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$68.87

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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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THE COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED WORKS OF LEWIS CARROLL

by LEWIS CARROLL

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Published
1982
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Near Fine
Edition
First
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$32.41

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This is a stated first edition of The Complete Illustrated Works of Lewis Carroll, published in 1982. It includes all 276 of the original drawings done for Carroll by Sir John Tenniel. This copy is 934 pages and it has not been read. Its only flaws are from storage--there is some soiling to the edges of the underside of the… Read more
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THE MYSTERIOUS FLAME OF QUEEN LOANA

by UMBERTO ECO

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Published
2005
Condition
Fine
Edition
First English
ISBN
9780151011407
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$64.82

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This is an unread (stated) first edition of The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana, an illustrated novel by Italian writer Umberto Eco. It was first published in Italian in 2004; in English in 2005. The title is taken from the title of an Italian edition album of an episode of the American comic strip Tim Tyler's Luck. It is about a… Read more
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ITALIAN FOLK TALES

by ITALO CALVINO

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Published
1992
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Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780156454896
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This is a stated first edition of Italian Folk Tales, the best-selling collection selected and retold by the Italian author Italo Calvino (1923-1985). The English translation was first published in 1980 and it was on the New York Times Top Ten Best Books list for that year. It is 200 tales, of fantasy and mystery, romance and… Read more
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MURTHER & WALKING SPIRITS

by ROBERTSON DAVIES

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Published
1991
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780771025662
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$36.46

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This is a first edition (1991) of Murther and Walking Spirits, the second-last novel by the brilliant Canadian novelist Robertson Davies (1913-1995). It is a ghost story; after a film critic is murdered, his ghost attends a strange film festival. While the attendees see actual films, the critic's ghost sees films detailing the lives of his ancestors—one was a… Read more
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THE GOLDEN SCARECROW

by HUGH WALPOLE

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Published
1932
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Fine
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In nine chapters, The Golden Scarecrow presents nine stories of nine children, united by location. A tenth story of a tenth life, divided into Prologue and Epilogue, provides a different sort of unity. They are both gentle and horrible tales. This book is an exercise in entering into the minds/hearts of children The premise is that children come into this world with… Read more
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GOD'S GRACE

by BERNARD MALAMUD

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Published
1982
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First, 2nd printing
ISBN
9780374164652
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God's Grace is the final novel (his eighth) by American author Bernard Malamud (1914-1986). The novel, which was published in 1982, focuses on Calvin Cohn, the supposed sole survivor of thermonuclear war and God's second Flood, who attempts to rebuild and perfect civilization amongst the primates that make their way onto a tropical island. This is a first edition, stated second printing.… Read more
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THE MASTER MARINER VOLUMES I & II

by NICHOLAS MONSARRAT

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Published
1978
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780304296095
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$72.92

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The Master Mariner is the final work of the British novelist Lieutenant Commander Nicholas Monsarrat (1910-1979), who is famous for his sea stories. It is a two-volume historical novel. Based on the legend of the Wandering Jew, it tells the story of Matthew Lawe, an Elizabethan English seaman who, as punishment for an act of cowardice, is doomed to sail the world's… Read more
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TUNC

by LAWRENCE DURRELL

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Published
1968
Condition
Fine
Edition
First, 1st Printing
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Lawrence Durrell (1912-1990) was a critically hailed and beloved novelist, poet, humorist, and travel writer best known for The Alexandria Quartet novels (1962), which were ranked by the Modern Library as among the greatest works of English literature in the twentieth century. In 1968, he wrote Tunc. In 1970, he followed up with Nunquam and in 1974, they were released together… Read more
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THE HOUSE ON THE STRAND

by DAPHNE DU MAURIER

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Published
1969
Condition
Fine
Edition
First US
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The House on the Strandis a Gothic tale which Du Maurier wrote in 1969. In it, the central character, who lives a dreary married life, agrees to test a sinister drug that transports him back to 14th century Cornwall, where he becomes absorbed in the lives of people he meets there, to the extent that the two worlds he is… Read more
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ESSAYS and THE NEW ATLANTIS

by SIR FRANCIS BACON

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Published
1969
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Fine
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Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban (1561 – 1626) was an English philosopher and statesman who served as Attorney General, as Lord Chancellor of England and as legal advisor to Queen Elizabeth I. His works are credited with developing the scientific method and remained influential through the scientific revolution. Bacon argued for the possibility of scientific knowledge based only upon… Read more
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THE EBONY TOWER

by JOHN FOWLES

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Published
1971
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First US
ISBN
9780316290937
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The Ebony Tower, by the English Author John Fowles (1926-2005), is a collection of five novellas and short stories with interlacing themes, each built around a medieval myth: The Ebony Tower, Eliduc, Poor Koko, The Enigma and The Cloud. It is . The Ebony Tower: Henry Breasley is an elderly painter whose secluded retirement is invaded by a brash… Read more
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FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD

by JK ROWLING

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Published
2018
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9781338263893
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$28.36

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is a 2018 fantasy film directed by David Yates and written by J. K. Rowling. A joint American and British production, it is the sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.. It is the second installment in the Fantastic Beasts film series and the tenth overall in the Wizarding World franchise, which… Read more
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THE WIZARD OF OZ

by L Frank Baum

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Published
2010
Condition
Near Fine
ISBN
9781840115871
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This is a pristine copy of the classic tale about Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, Toto, the Scarecrow, the two witches and the Wizard of Oz. Made famous by the 1939 movie starring Judy Garland. It is a beautifully-illustrated book published by the English Publisher Pippbrook Books, for The Templar Company, and for Indigo… Read more
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MERTON OF THE MOVEMENT, ONLY PRINT RUN 1972

by Various

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Published
1972
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Near Fine
Edition
First, 1st Printing
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Merton of the Movement, Only Run, October 1972, 44 pagesMerton of the Movement was printed once, as a run of 20,000, in October of 1972. Its four contributors were members of Dan O'Neill's Air Pirates collective: Cover by editor Bobby London, plus Ted Richards, Gary Hallgren and Shary Flenniken. The only flaw in this copy is that someone crossed out the… Read more
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SKULL COMICS #3, 1971

by Various

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Published
1971
Condition
Good
Edition
First, 1st Printing
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Skull Comics #3, November 1971, 36 pagesThere were 6 numbers of Skull Comics printed between 1970 and 1972 and there are several of them available online—except for #3. This copy is from the first printing (of 10,000), as evidenced by the registration mark in a scarlet pentagon on the back cover. The cover features a rare horror illustration from Spain Rodriguez. Back… Read more
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SLOW DEATH #3, FIRST PRINTING, 1971

by Various

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Published
1971
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First, 1st Printing
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1. Slow Death #3, November 1971, 44 pages Slow Death was Last Gasp's most successful series, running 11 issues. This copy is a first printing of #3, as evidenced by the Pentagram Press logo on the cover.The front cover is by Richard Corben (aka Gore), back cover by Greg Irons. Plus Ron Turner (editor), Dave Sheridan, Jim Osborne, Jack Jackson,… Read more
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