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    $150.00

    Laughing Anne & One Day More by Conrad, Joseph

    London: John Castle, 1924 First edition. With an introduction by John Galsworthy. Very good with spotting to cloth, gilt bright; in a like jacket with a lightly toned spine, and a chip to the top corner of the spine. Housed in a custom folding case.. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.


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    £165.00

    Slavery Pictures From the Depths by Bart Kennedy

    London: Anthony Treherne and Co Ltd�, 1905. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. Bart Kennedy Slavery Pictures From the Depths first edition 1905 is for sale. The original dark blue binding with gilt lettering to the front board and spine are in Very Good condition with marks to the front and spine, and wear to the top and bottom of the spine. There are 367 numbered pages which are in Very Good condition that has an owner’s signature to the blank front free endpaper and to page 367; and light browning to the blank endpapers. OAN008


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    $225.00

    COWBOYS Are My WEAKNESS by Houston, Pam

    NY: Norton, 1992. 1st ed. Signed. Hardback. Dust jacket. F/F. 8vo. Signed and dated in the year of publication. A nice copy.


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    £80.00

    Under the Deodars by Rudyard Kipling

    London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, 1888. First edition. Paperback. Good +/no dust jacket. Under the Deodars by Rudyard Kipling is for sale. Under the Deodars is in the Indian Railway Library series Number 4. Under the Deodars Indian Railway Library was published in the UK by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington in London. Under the Deodars soft covers are in Good condition being complete with very small loss to the top edge of the front cover, some fading, and loss to over fifty per cent of the spine, but the covers and pages are still attached to the rest of the book after more than 120 years. The pages are exceptionally clean with only the most minimal of age toning. RUD044


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    $10.00

    Love and Smoke by Blake, Jennifer

    Fawcett Columbine..


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    £95.00

    Destination Unknown by Agatha Christie

    London: Collins, 1954. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good +/very good +. Agatha Christie Destination Unknown is for sale from The First Edition. This very attractive Agatha Christie Destination Unknown dust jacket is green with black and white lettering to the front of the dust jacket and spine and with an advertisement to the back of the dust jacket for Agatha Christie A Pocket Full of Rye. The price of 10s 6d is still present to the front flap of the dust jacket. The dust jacket is in Very Good condition with a small closed tear to the top edge of the front of the dust jacket, wear to the corners and edges, small losses to the edge of the front flap at the crease and to the top left corner of the back of the dust jacket, and light dust staining to the back of the dust jacket. The binding is in Near Fine condition with only very minor signs of wear and a small mark to the bottom left corner of the back board. Agatha Christie Destination Unknown has 191 numbered pages that include plain white endpapers as required, a Half Title Page, a list of books by the same author, a Title Page, a Copyright Page, and a Dedication Page. The pages are in overall Very Good condition having only light age toning. AC091


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    £13.50

    In Love And War by Macdonald, Malcolm

    Published by Hodder and Stoughton Ltd., London First Edition 1984. London 1984., 1984. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original black paper covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 9'' x 6''. Contains 591 printed pages of text with monochrome illustrations and photographs throughout. Fine condition book in Fine condition panoramic illustrated dust wrapper, not price clipped. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, this preserves and prolongs the life of the paper, it is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 034035268X


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    £95.00

    Absolute Friends by John Le Carré

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2003. Signed First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/fine. Absolute Friends John Le Carré signed first edition book is for sale. Absolute Friends is a first edition book published by Hodder and Stoughton in London in 2003. Absolute Friends comes with its original dust jacket. The John Le Carré autograph is to the title page. Absolute Friends has a very attractive dust jacket design by gray318 which has John Le Carré Absolute Friends in large letters to the front of the dust jacket and the spine, and comments by The Sunday Telegraph, The Daily Mail, The Times Literary Supplement, The Observer, and The Times to the back of the dust jacket. The dust jacket is in Fine condition with the price still present to the front inside flap. John Le Carré Absolute Friends original red binding is very attractive with the front board and back board being plain and with black lettering to the spine. John Le Carré Absolute Friends binding is in Fine condition. John Le Carré Absolute Friends has 383 numbered pages with mauve front endpapers and rear endpapers, Half Title Page and Title Page. John Le Carré has boldly signed his name in black ink to the Title Page. OTHM038


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    £8.50

    The Emperor's Lady: A Novel Based on the Life of the Empress Josephine by Kenyon, F. W

    Published by Hutchinson & Co. Ltd., 17-21 Conway Street, London First edition 1952. 1952., 1952. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original dark green cloth covers, gilt lettering to spine. 8vo 8½" x 5¼" 575 pp. Without any foxing and in Very Good condition, no dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.


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    £35.00

    Genius of Friendship - T E Lawrence by Williamson, Henry

    London: Faber & Faber, 1941. First edition. A very good book in very good dustjacket. Book is foxed to endpapers, and pages are untrimmed - else near fine. Jacket is partly faded to edges at front and back but is unclipped, showing a price of 10/6. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.


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    $50.00

    IT'S A WISE CHILD. A Disorderly Comedy of Fatherhood by Fisher, Anne

    NY: Bobbs Merrill, 1949. 1st edition. INSCRIBED. Red cloth with gold lettering. Dust jacket. NF/VG (chip at hd of spine panel).. 281 pp. 8vo. Warmly inscribed by the author on the ffep, in the year of publication.


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    £8.00

    Nicolas and Antoinette by Lingstrom, Freda

    Published by Allan Wingate Limited, 12 Beauchamp Place, London First Edition 1950. London 1950., 1950. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original coral cloth covers, lavender title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 7½'' x 5¼''. Contains 270 printed pages of text. Tiny rubs to the softened spine ends, a few tan age spots to the free end papers and closed page edges. Very Good condition book in near Very Good condition dust wrapper with 20 mm v-shaped piece of paper missing to the lower front gutter, not price clipped 9s 6f. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, it does not adhere to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.


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    £95.00

    The Son of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1917. First cheap edition. Hardcover. Good +/no dust jacket. The Son of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs is for sale. The Son of Tarzan is the first cheap edition. The Son of Tarzan was published by Grosset & Dunlap in New York in 1917. The Son of Tarzan original publisher’s red binding with black lettering to the front board and to the spine are in Good condition with minor minute surface losses to the boards and spine, knocks to the top and bottom of the spine and corners, and creases to the spine where the book has been opened and read. The Son of Tarzan has 312 numbered pages which are in Good condition being age toned throughout (possibly due to the quality of the paper during wartime) with a retailer’s tamp to the front free endpaper and a price in blue ink. MF73


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    £8.50

    Doctor Fischer of Geneva or, The Bomb Party by Greene, Graham [1904-1991]

    Published by The Bodley Head Ltd., London First Edition 1980. London 1980., 1980. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original green cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 8'' x 5¼''. Contains 140 printed pages of text. Very slight tanning to the closed page edges. Very Good condition book in Very Good condition dust wrapper with slight fading of the lettering to the spine, not price clipped. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, this preserves and prolongs the life of the paper, it is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper. We currently hold in stock 30 other titles by this author. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 0370303164


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    $249.00

    THREE SOLDIERS by JOHN DOS PASSOS

    New York: GEORGE H. DORAN CO., 1921. 1st edition. Very Good/very good +. New York: GEORGE H DORAN CO, 1921 1st edition Very Good/very good + The front and rear covers are lightly soiled with bumped and frayed corners The spine is also bumped with the cloth torn about 1/4" at the gutter and there is a crease the length of the spine evidently caused by storing the book open for a period of time All McClure points are present-3 blank pages, no colophon, signing for singing on p 231, no blank page at end Pages 9/10 and 11/12 are tipped-in PO signature on the FFEP otherwise no markings The pages are lightly yellowed and the binding could be starting to loosen Dust jacket is not clipped, in mylar covers, some bumping and chipping at corners There are 1/4" closed tears at the head of the spine on either side


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    £45.00

    Gold by Chris Cleave

    UK: Sceptre, 2012. 1st. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Signed by Author. 1st printing First UK edition/First Printing. SIGNED by author to title page. Olympic tie-in. Fine unread condition.


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    $10.00

    The Horse Knows the Way by O'Hara, John

    Random House.. Very Good.


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    $10.00

    Gut Symmetries by Winterson, Jeanette

    London: Granta Books, 1997. Hardcover. Very Good/Near Fine. Sturdy, attractive hardcover copy, spine and binding tight, pages bright and clear, and only minimal wear to covers and tips. Slight dust soiling along top edge. Signed by author on title page. Blue cloth bindings, dust jacket in clear plastic protector. First Edition, near gift-quality condition. 219 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.


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    $100.00

    A THOUSAND MILES An HOUR by Givins, Robert C[artwright. 1845 - 1915]

    Chicago, Ill: Around the World Publishing Co, 1913. 'Railroad Edition'. 1st edition thus (cf. Bleier, p. 82; Locke I, p. 91; Reginald 06011). Creme colored paper wrappers printed in red & blue, with red spine lettering. General 'use' soiling to wrappers. Rear wrapper lower tip lacking. A VG copy.. 103, [1]. Last page blank. 8vo. 7-1/2" x 5-1/4" Per Locke, "set in 1925 and revolving around the invention of an airship which launches itself vertically a short distance into space and achieves its travelling by letting the Earth rotate underneath it."


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    £25.00

    Reckless by Cornelia Funke

    UK: Chicken House, 2010. 1st. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Signed by Author. 1st printing FINE UK FIRST SIGNED - as new. SIGNED by author Cornelia Funke on illustrated tipped-in page. For years, Jacob Reckless has been secretly disappearing to another world--the world for which his father abandoned his family. Jacob's secret seems safe, until one day his younger brother, Will, follows him, with a disastrous consequence.


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    £18.00

    In Guilty Night by Taylor, Alison G

    Robert Hale, 1996. First Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Perfect first edition. Unread and fine.


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    £9.00

    Manmade for Murder by Burton, David

    Write Way, 1997. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Book and Jacket almost as new


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    £25.00

    The Cobra [Signed] by Forsyth, Frederick

    Published by Bantam Press, Transworld Publishers, 61-63 Uxbridge Road, London First Edition 2010. London 2010., 2010. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original black paper covered boards, silver title and author lettering to the spine, grey end papers. 8vo. 9½'' x 6¼''. Contains 397 printed pages of text. Yellowing to the closed page edges. Very near Fine clean unopened condition book in very near Fine condition dust wrapper with minimal rubs, not price clipped. SIGNED by the author to the title page 'Frederick Forsyth'. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, it does not adhere to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 9780593064214


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    £12.50

    The Sweetness of Life by Hochgatterer, Paulus [Translated from the German by Jamie Bulloch]

    Published by MacLehose Press, Quercus, 21 Bloomsbury Square, London First UK Edition 2008. London 2008., 2008. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original blue covers, silver title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 9½'' x 6¼''. Contains 248 printed pages of text. Fine condition book in Fine condition dust wrapper, not price clipped, unused and unopened new book. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 9781847243881


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    £11.00

    Troika by Gilmore, Eddy

    Published by Sidgwick & Jackson Limited, 1 Tavistock Chambers, Bloomsbury Way, London First Edition 1961. 1961., 1961. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original light blue cloth covers, black lettering to the spine. 8vo 7½'' x 5¼'' 255 pp. Light foxing to the end papers and page edges. Very Good condition book in Very Good condition dust wrapper with minor rubs to tips and corners, not price clipped 16s, spine not faded. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, this is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper and can easily be removed should you so wish. Member of the P.B.F.A.


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