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The Amber Spyglass  - 1st Edition/1st Printing

The Amber Spyglass - 1st Edition/1st Printing

by Pullman, Philip

New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2000. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Hardcover. 0679879269 . A beautiful true first edition/first printing (the US edition preceded the UK edition) in unread Fine condition in alike dust-jacket, SIGNED by author Philip Pullman directly on the title page; The third and final volume of His Dark Materials starts where The Subtle Knife left off, Lyra hidden away by her mother, and Will determined to find her. Will and Lyra on a... Read more
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$549.00
Killer Weekend  - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Killer Weekend - 1st Edition/1st Printing

by Pearson, Ridley

New York: G. P. Putnam's. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2007. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Hardcover. 0399154078 . A handsome first edition/first printing in unread Fine condition with slightly bumped top corners. In Fine dust-jacket. Signed by author Ridley Pearson directly on the title page; .
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$29.00
The Popular Science Illustrated Almanac for Home Owners  - 1st Edition/1st  Printing

The Popular Science Illustrated Almanac for Home Owners - 1st Edition/1st Printing

by Stevenson, Robert P. and Roy Doty

New York: Harper & Row. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1972. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. First edition/first printing in Very Good condition, bumps to bottom corners in alike dust-jacket; .
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$19.00
John Updike: A Bibliography Of Primary & Secondary Materials, 1948-2007  -  1st Edition/1st Printing

John Updike: A Bibliography Of Primary & Secondary Materials, 1948-2007 - 1st Edition/1st Printing

by De Bellis, Jack and Michael Broomfield

New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2007. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 1584561955 . An unread Fine first edition/first printing in Fine dust jacket; A rather comprehensive guide to John Updike and his works consisting of a printed first volume with a second volume on CD. Contains images of book covers, jackets, as well as comprehensive listings of Updike's short fiction, poems, articles, essays, and reviews, as well as an extensive documentation of letters,... Read more
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$219.00
The Harp of a Thousand Strings; or, Laughter for a Lifetime

The Harp of a Thousand Strings; or, Laughter for a Lifetime

by [First appearance of Lewis Carroll in book form] S.P. Avery [ed., engravings.]; George Washington Harris; Lewis Carroll; Cruikshank [illus.]

New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, Publishers, 1858. Good. New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, Publishers, [1858]. First Edition, Earliest Located Printing with all points present. Octavo; [viii] + 9-368pp + terminal 16pp of advertisements. Inserted frontispiece engraved in black and sepia, with tissue guard in place. Engravings by Avery throughout, reproducing originals by Phiz, Cruickshank, and many others. Olive drab pebbled cloth with blind-stamped eclectic floral trellis frame on both panels; gilded title with... Read more
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$250.00
Out of Silence: A Journey into Language  - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Out of Silence: A Journey into Language - 1st Edition/1st Printing

by Martin, Russell

New York: Henry Holt. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1994. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0805019987 . A handsome first edition/first printing in unread Fine condition in alike dust-jacket; .
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$29.00
The Desire of Ages Volume 2

The Desire of Ages Volume 2

by E.G. White

Volume 2, 513 - 1016 pages, with illustrations, marbled page edges, title on front covers and spine, illustrated endpapers, original maroon cloth covered boards, a near fine copy. Includes additional Study Notes, extensive index, summaries, maps, B&W illustrations and photographs. A delightful copy in near fine condition with slight wear to top and bottom of spine.
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AU$30.00
The Madwoman of Chaillot

The Madwoman of Chaillot

by Jean Giraudoux (English adaptation by Maurice Valency)

New York: Random House, 1947. Stated First Printing. English adaptation of the play by Maurice Valency. VG/VG. Three photographs from the New York production by Bob Colby. The book is tight and square with solid hinges, good tips, and clean unmarred boards. Spine head gently pushed. Textblock has Famous Artists Corporation small label on first free endpaper. Clean with no writing, bookplate, or markings and not BCE, ex-library or remaindered. Pages lightly age-tanned. Dust jacket is unclipped ($2.50)... Read more
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$45.00
32 Cadillacs

32 Cadillacs

by Joe Gores

32 Cadillacs is the fourth novel in Joe Gores' delightful series about the San Francisco private eye firm Dan Kearny Associates. This time the squadmust recover 32 cadillacs stolen from their largest client by Gypsies to be a casket for their dying king. The result is a fast, furious, funny, nonstop action tale with esoteric Gypsy lore and hard-edged investigation.
This signed first edition hardcover is in very good condition with a dust jacket that is in very good condition.
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$85.00
The Museum of Happiness  - 1st Edition/1st Printing

The Museum of Happiness - 1st Edition/1st Printing

by Kercheval, Jesse Lee

Boston: Faber and Faber. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1993. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 057119821X . A handsome first edition/first printing in unread Fine condition in Fine dust-jacket; .
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$35.00
Dante's Numbers  - 1st Edition/1st Impression

Dante's Numbers - 1st Edition/1st Impression

by Hewson, David

London: MacMillan. Near Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2008. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Hardcover. 0230529356 . A captivating first edition/first Impression in Near Fine condition with lightly soiled fore edge in Fine dust wrapper. SIGNED by author David Hewson directly on the title page; ; A Nic Costa Crime Novel; 406 pages .
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$45.00
The Wild Flag: Editorials from the New Yorker on Federal World Government  and Other Matters  - 1st Edition/1st Printing

The Wild Flag: Editorials from the New Yorker on Federal World Government and Other Matters - 1st Edition/1st Printing

by White, E. B

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. Very Good in Good dust jacket. c1946. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. A lovely first edition/first printing in Very Good condition, little soiling and edge wear in a Good, a bit tattered dust-jacket; ; 187 pages .
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$89.00
Black Market

Black Market

by James Patterson

NY: Simon & Schuster, 1986. SIGNED. 1st/1st. NF/NF. First edition, first printing with complete 10 number line starting with 1. SIGNED by James Patterson on the title page. The book is tight and square with, solid hinges and good corners. Faint stain to bottom board at spine else clean and unmarred. Text is clean with no writing, bookplate or markings and not BCE or ex-library. Simon & Schuster red logo stamp (running man) remainder on bottom pages. Dust jacket is unclipped ($17.95) with light shelf wear... Read more
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$120.00
A Turn in the South  - 1st Edition/1st Printing

A Turn in the South - 1st Edition/1st Printing

by Naipaul, V. S

London: Viking. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1989. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Hardcover. 0670824151 . An attractive first edition/first printing in Fine condition with slightly yellowed pages in Fine dustjacket, SIGNED by author V. S. Naipaul directly on the title page; Naipaul travels the American South in an attempt to explore and explain this unique region. In places as diverse as Atlanta and rural Mississippi, he develops contacts and sources which span race, class, and sex.... Read more
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$309.00
Lighthouse Blinking: Poems by Brian Power

Lighthouse Blinking: Poems by Brian Power

by Power, Brian

Eire: Bayleaf Publications, 2006 Tight copy, no internal markings, clean text pages. Slight wear to the edges. This is Power's fourth collection of poems. The first nine poems in this collection were written between 1962 and 1970. This is his final collection of poems; he died a year after its publication. Brian Power was a retired priest.
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£5.00
The Prince of India Vol I & II

The Prince of India Vol I & II

by Lew Wallace

The Prince of India Vol I & II. By Lew Wallace. Published by Harper & Brothers, New York. 1893. First Edition. Hardbacks without dust jacket. Good Condition. Blue cloth with gilt titles on front cover along with embossed red rosary and moon and star in silver-light. Light rubbing at extremities. Covers faded and rubbed. Spine and edges have minor bumping, as well as some shelf/edge wear. The inside of Volume I is clean and unmarked except for 2.00 on fly page. Volume II is clean and unmarked except for... Read more
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$60.00
Back to the Bedroom  - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Back to the Bedroom - 1st Edition/1st Printing

by Evanovich, Janet

New York: Bantam Books. Fine. 1989. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Softcover. 0553220403 . A Trade Paperback Original first edition/first printing in about Fine condition. Loveswept #362. SIGNED by author Janet Evanovich directly on the title page; .
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$34.00
Tough Guys Don't Dance  - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Tough Guys Don't Dance - 1st Edition/1st Printing

by Mailer, Norman

Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library. Fine+. 1984. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Full-Leather. A special first edition/first printing preceding the trade edition in Very Fine condition, SIGNED by author Norman Mailer; The story of Tim Madden, an unsuccessful writer addicted to bourbon, cigarettes, and careless women. He wakes one morning remembering nothing of the prior night. His Porsche is soaked with blood and in a secluded corner in nearby woods he finds a severed blonde... Read more
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$130.00
Decider  - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Decider - 1st Edition/1st Printing

by Francis, Dick

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. Near Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1993. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0399138714 . An attractive first edition/first printing in Near Fine condition with glue residue to rear free end paper in Fine dust-jacket with front and rear flaps glued to their respective pastedowns; Decider contains horses and racing, familiar Dick Francis ingredients, but this time there are also children, houses, roots and decisions. Danger? Naturally. Stratton Park racecourse is... Read more
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$19.00
Moody Gets the Blues  - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Moody Gets the Blues - 1st Edition/1st Printing

by Oliver, Steve

Seattle: OffByOne Press. Fine+ in Fine+ dust jacket. 1996. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Cloth. 0964413876 . A handsome first edition/first printing in unread Very Fine condition in Very Fine dust-jacket. Signed and dated 11/4/96, by author Steve Oliver directly on the title page; Moody Gets the Blues is a compelling mystery and a portrait of the pathology of madness; [viii], 256, [4] pages .
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$55.00
Going Wrong  - 1st UK Edition/1st Printing

Going Wrong - 1st UK Edition/1st Printing

by Rendell, Ruth

London: Hutchinson. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1990. 1st UK Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Hardcover. 0091743001 . A handsome first UK edition/first printing in unread Near Fine condition in Near Fine dust-jacket. Wear and small stain at bottom of front board. Prior owner inscription on front free endpaper. Signed by author Ruth Rendell directly on the title page; .
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$35.00
Down the Garden Path: A Pastoral Mystery  - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Down the Garden Path: A Pastoral Mystery - 1st Edition/1st Printing

by Cannell, Dorothy

New York: St. Martin's Press. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1985. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0312218699 . A smart first edition/first printing in Fine condition in Near Fine dust jacket with light edgewear; Author's second book. Young Tessa Fields is a woman bent on solving a mystery: the mystery of her origins. Left on the doorstep of an English vicarage at a tender age, Tessa has grown up insatiably curious about her true parentage. Now--at last--she has devised a plan: an... Read more
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$35.00
On Distant Ground  - 1st Edition/1st Printing

On Distant Ground - 1st Edition/1st Printing

by Butler, Robert Olen

New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1985. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. 1/4 Cloth. 0394540409 . An attractive first edition/first printing in Fine condition in about Fine, lightly tanned dust-jacket. SIGNED by author Rober Olen Butler directly on the title page; Pulitzer Prize winning author's novel about an American soldier's mission to Saigon in the final days of the Vietnam War; [viii], [4], 5-245, [3] pages .
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$55.00
Presence

Presence

by Williamson, Alan

New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Fine. 1983. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. 0394712595 . First Paperback edition/first printing in Fine unread condition. From the collection of Betty Anderson, legendary art director of publisher Knopf in the late 20th century as evidenced by her (small and unobtrusive) inventory number; ; Knopf Poetry Series .
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$29.00
Ordinary Love & Good Will: Two Novellas  - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Ordinary Love & Good Will: Two Novellas - 1st Edition/1st Printing

by Smiley, Jane

New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1989. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. 1/4 Cloth. 0394577728 . First edition/first printing in about Fine condition in alike dust-jacket. Previous owner's name and date on the front free endpaper. SIGNED by author Jane Smiley directly on the title page; Two novellas about the complex and difficult choices that reshape the dynamics of two very different families. Ordinary Love delves into the long-lasting effects of a... Read more
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$19.00