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    House of Sorcery by Carter Brown

    Signet, 1967. First Printing. Softcover. Fair Condition. Size: Mass Market Paperback. D3218. Creased cover, a couple small tears; pages yellowed; a solid reading copy. "Meet Maxine-a hot blooded tycoon with a perfumed proposition for Danny Boyd-a private eye who'll do almost anything for the sweet smell of success." Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Standard Weight. Category: Vintage Paperbacks; Inventory No: 115873. .


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    WHEN ANGELS SING by Pipkin, Turk

    Chapel Hill, North Carolina: Algonquin Books. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1999. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 1565122526 . 1999, hb, DJ, fes. Bk has gold boards with red spine; small stain to last few pgs along fore-edge. Looks as UNREAD. DJ has mild scuffing and minimum edgwr. Pgs clean and binding tighty. Beautiful copy. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 111 pp .


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    CRUSADER by NIGEL TRANTER

    LONDON: HODDER AND STOUGHTON Ltd, 1991 Navy Blue Boards with gilt titles to spine, 220 x 140 mm approx. 350pp. Historical Novel of the boy King of Scots Alexander the Third set during the power politics of his minority and education by David de Lindsay of Luffness. First Edition 1st Printing. Near Fine/ Near Fine (Book- little sign of use. Neat previous owner name and address in ink to free front end paper. Dust Jacket- light rubbing to extremities. Non price clipped - cover £14.99. Supplied in a removable proprietary protective sleeve). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale.


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    The Waverley Novels: iv, Rob Roy. by Sir Walter Scott a

    Daily News, 1901. Hardcover. Acceptable. 1901. 526 pages. No dust jacket. Half leather bound green boards with gilt text. Pages remain bright with light cracking to hinges exposing netting causing boards to be a little limp. Light foxing and thumb prints included. Binding is firm with light corner bumping and markings to the boards. Spine has moderate edge wear and tear.


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    Notre-Dame de Paris by VIctor Hugo; Illustrator-Bernard Lamotte

    The Easton Press, 1983. Leather Bound. Very Good. Very good plus condition, maroon leatherbound with gilt edges


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    THE STORY OF LITTLE BLACK SAMBO. by MINIATURE BOOK. VOIGT, MARGOT (illustrator). Based on the story by Helen Bannerman.:

    No imprint (Kenosha, Wisconsin, Samuel Lowe Company) circa 1942.. Circa 1942, miniature book, 71 x 54 mm, 2¾ x 2 1/8 inches, thin card covers with large extra colour illustrations by Voigt, different on upper and lower covers, on the upper cover Sambo's mother is stitching his sleeve, 10 pages including insides of covers. 6 large colour illustrations by Margot Voigt. Sambo is a sweet little African toddler in these images. 2 minute rust marks to lower cover, slightest rub to spine. Otherwise a Fine copy of an uncommon miniature version of this story. Apparently S. Lowe published multiple versions of this title from 1940. Voigt's first version for this publisher was published as a shaped book circa 1941. See Barton, Pictus Orbis, page 213 (illustration) and 344. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.


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    Lord of the Isles by Chidsey, Donald Barr

    NY: Avon. Near Fine. 1954. Paperback. Fading to edges, light surface rubbing. Spine is flat and uncreased, feels unread. ; #T-96.; 253 pages .


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    The Doctrine of Life-Annuities and Assurances, Analytically Investigated and Explained. In Two Volumes. by Francis Baily

    London - John Richardson, 1813 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce and early edition of Francis Baily's extended Doctrine of Life-Annuities with two interesting provenances, Henry Bickersteth and the Equitable Life Assurance Society. Recently rebacked, withthe bookplateof Henry Bickersteth, Baron Langdale, to the front pastedowns. Complete in Two Volumes. Title continued- Together with Several Useful Tables connected with the Subject; to which is now added an Appendix, containing a New Method of Calculating and Arranging such Tables. With a separate title page for the Appendix in Volume II. With a handwrittenletter from the Equitable Life Assurance Society, 1918, stating 'This book. . . given to the society by Miss I. E. Dell. They belonged to her father who was for many years a Clerk in the office. Henry Bickersteth, Baron Langdale, 1783-1851, was a British law reformer, and master of the rolls. Witha RileyDunn & Wilson,Conservators &Bookbinders, label to each rearpastedowns. Francis Baily, 1774-1844, was an English stockbroker and astronomer. His work on life annuities and insurances attempted systematically to algebraize the subject and represent various cases of annuities and assurances by symbols. He was also one of the first not to rely on Price's Northampton mortality tables. . . In 1808 he published his highly successful and authoritative Doctrine of Interest and Annuities Analytically Investigated and Explained. This was followed in 1810 by his sequel, Doctrine of Life-Annuities and Assurances Analytically Investigated and Practically Explained. The latter also contained a critical guide to the several life-assurance companies in London, which later that year was published separately as a very popular pamphlet DNB. Condition: In a full calf binding. Recently rebacked, with contemporary boards. With new endpapers. Externally, some rubbing to the boards. Internally, firmly bound, bright, with the occasional spot or mark, with foxingto the first and last pages as usual. Page 11/12 of the appendix has been close-cropped to the edge of the text, with just minor loss to several letters. Overall: VERY GOOD..


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    The Infidel by Piccard, Pierre

    Saskatoon: Thistledown Press., 2005 First printing in trade paperback. Fine.. 1st Edition. Trade Paperback. Fine. LR2-2.


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    Blood Money (Jack Swyteck Novel) Large Print by Grippando, James

    HarperLuxe, 2013-01-08. Paperback. Good/None as issued. Ex-library copy with expected stickers and stamps. Pages are clean, no tears or creased corners. Covers show handling and corner wear. Binding is solid; no creases to spine. Good copy for personal use. Books that sell for $7 or more ship bubble wrapped and boxed; under $7 in a bubble mailer. Expedited and international orders may ship in a flat rate envelope rather than a box due to cost constraints. All US-addressed items ship with complimentary delivery confirmation.


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    Empire of the Soul: Some Journeys in India. by Roberts, Paul William

    Toronto: Stoddart, 1994. 380 pp. with index. Black boards and blue cloth spine with silver lettering. Slight spine slant. Colour illustrated dust jacket is wrapped in a Brodart archival jacket cover. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    How Sleep the Brave & Other Stories : early work on wartime economy paper of H.E. Bates, by Flying Officer X

    Cape (1st), 1943. VG. 18x12cm.covers slightly faded


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    Precursor. by Cherryh, C. J

    New York: Daw Books, 1999. 438 pp. Maroon endpapers. Mustard boards and blue spine with gilt lettering. Colour illustrated dust jacket is wrapped in a Brodart archival jacket cover. . First Edition / First Printing. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    HARD TIMES by Charles Dickens

    Chapman and Hall, London, 1898. Early Edition. Hardcover (Half Leather). Very Good+. Illustrator: F. Walter and Maurice Greiffenhagen. Beautiful leather bound volume contains Hard Times, Hunted Down, Holiday Romance, and George Silverman's Explanation, all in one volume..This large volume is expertly bound by Zaehnsdorf in a signed binding for C. Scribners & Sons, New York. Tan polished calf over marbled end papers, gilt ruled into ornately stamped compartments, contrasting gilt spine labels, marbled boards and end papers, 7 engraved illustrations throughout. Boards gently rubbed, spine leather and joints very gently rubbed. First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Size: 8" x 6". 444 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Top edge gilt in good condition. Embossed gilt decorated spine and gilt lettering. Five raised bands on the spine.. Date of publication in gilt lettering along spine bottom edge. Illustrator: F. Walter and Maurice Greiffenhagen. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fine Leather Binding; Literature; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 003660. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.


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    The Chinese Gold Murders by Robert Van Gulik

    Dell, 1963. Softcover. Good Condition. Size: Mass Market Paperback. 1265. Light creases, small tear on spine, pages yellowing; very good reading copy. Judge Dee mystery. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Standard Weight. Category: Vintage Paperbacks; Inventory No: 099466. .


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    PLAYBOY'S BOOK OF FORBIDDEN WORDS A LIBERATED DICTIONARY OF IMPROPER ENGLISH, CONTAINING OVER 700 UNINHIBITED DEFINITIONS OF ER by Wilson, Robert Anton

    Playboy Press. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1972. First Edition. Hardcover. 72, fe, HB, first edition. Bk has mild shlf/edgwr. DJ has mild yellowing; mylar protected. Pgs lightly age yellowed; binding tight. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 302 pp .


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    The Vacant Throne: A Band of Four Novel. by Greenwood, Ed

    New York: Tor Books, 2001. 332 pp. Illustrated with a map at front. Blue boards with metallic re lettering on spine. Colour illustrated dust jacket is wrapped in a Brodart archival jacket cover. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    WONDERFUL PRODIGIES OF JUDGMENT AND MERCY. by BURTON, Robert or Richard ( pseudonym of NATHANIEL CROUCH ).:

    London, printed for A. Bettesworth; and J. Batley, 1729.. discovered in near three hundred memorable histories: containing I. Dreadful Judgments upon Atheists, perjur’d Persons, Blasphemers, Swearers, Cursers and Scoffers. II. The miserable Ends of divers Magicians, Witches, Conjurers, &c. with several strange Apparitions. III. Remarkable Presages of approaching Death, and of Appeals to Divine Justice. IV. The wicked Lives, and woeful Deaths of wretched Popes, Apostates, and desperate Persecutors. V. Fearful Judgments upon cruel Tyrants, Murderers, &c. with the whole discovery of Murders. VI. Admirable Deliverances from Imminent Dangers, and Deplorable Distresses at Sea and Land. VII. Divine Goodness to Penitents: With the dying Thoughts of several Famous Men concerning a Future State after this Life. Collected from Antient and Modern Authors. And Illustrated with Pictures. By Robert Burton. EIGHTH EDITION, 1729. 12mo, approximately 155 x 85 mm, 6 x 3¼ inches, frontispiece and 15 woodcuts in the text, 189 pages plus 3 pages of adverts, lacks final advert leaf, full calf, rebacked, red and green gilt lettered labels to spine, gilt rules to spine, marbled endpapers, armorial book plate to first pastedown. Binding slightly rubbed, covers darkened at edges, 1 corner worn with slight loss of leather, pale age-browning and foxing throughout, adverts have small tear with loss to outer margins, not affecting text. A good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.


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    Wajih Nahle: Pour Un Nouveau Graphisme Arabe 1952-1977 by Nahle, Wajih

    Unknown, 1978. * * INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR/ARTIST ON TITLE PAGE TO THE MUSICIAN SIRAK BALOYAN * * Yellow cloth covered boards, title blind stamped on front and lettered in brown along the spine, illustrated with b/w and color plates, text in France and English, 280 pages. Binding a bit soiled, lower front corner bumped and fabric torn, front cover slightly concave, rear end papers were stuck together along lower edge and there is some tearing where they were separated. Dust jacket worn in spots along edges with small chips - mainly tips of spine and corners, 2" mostly closed tear begins at heel of spine onto rear panel. Dust jacket protected in clear archival cover. Scans available. USPS confirmation used on all shipments.. Signed. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good +. Association Copy.


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    En las afueras de la ciudad muerta; Las torres de Toron; Ciudad de los mil soles [La caida de las torres 1, 2, and 3] by Delany Samuel R. Traducción: Ana María Pérez

    Barcelona: Ultramar Editores, 1987. First Spanish. Paperback. a fine bright set. Each signed and dated by Delany [in 1990]. 189 + 191 + 193 pp.


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    FURTHER EXPERIENCES OF AN IRISH R.M. by E.CE. SOMERVILLE & MARTIN ROSS

    HARMONDSWORTH: PENGUIN , 1941 Orange and White with black titles, paperback.180 x 110 mm approx. 137 + 3 pp of publisher's adverts. No 273 in series. First published in Penguin books in 1940 the copy offered by us is the 1st reprint of March 1941. VG (Book- clovers clean - a little tanned to spine. No significant chipping. No previous owner name or insc. Margins of paper of book block tanned. Binding sound). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale.


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    The Black Box. by Connelly, Michael

    New York: Little Brown and Company, 2012. 403 pp. Black boards with silver lettering on the spine. The colour illustrated dust jacket is wrapped in a Brodart archival jacket cover. . First Edition / First Printing. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    TRAP FOR PERSEUS by LUDEK PESEK

    HARMONDSWORTH: KESTREL BOOKS, 1981 Black Boards with silver titles and publisher's device to spine. 225 x 140 mm approx.168 pp. First published in Germany in 1976 under the title Falle fur Perseus the copy offered by us is of the first UK printing in 1981 translated by Anthea Bell. Science fiction novel in which the problem of survival in an alien environment is skilfully examined by the author. Near Fine/ VG+ (Book- No notable defects - no previous owner name or insc. Dust Jacket- negligible rubbing to extremities. 1 mm approx- scuff to laminate to rear panel. Supplied in a removable proprietary protective sleeve). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale.


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    TWO POEMS Printed in 1798 by WILLIAM COWPER

    OXFORD: HUMPHREY MILFORD, 1926 Marbled Paper wraps with laid on title to front cover,215x135mm approx 14 nos. pp, sewn. Limited edition of 550 copies of which 500 for sale. The two poems being "The Dog and the Water-lily" and "On the Receipt of my Mother's Picture" VG (Booklet- A little colour rubbing/wear to spine edges of wraps and title block a little age browned. No previous owner name or insc. No other notable faults). Please see our image of the actual item offered for sale.


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