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CAMERA OBSCURA. with DESPAIR

CAMERA OBSCURA. with DESPAIR

by Nabokov, Vladimir

London: John Long, Limited, [1935] & ;1937] Two Volumes, 1935. 1st Edition. Soft cover. London: John Long, Limited, [1935] & ;1937] Two Volumes, 1935. 1st Edition. Soft cover. [NABOKOV, Vladimir] NABOKOFF-SIRIN, Vladimir. CAMERA OBSCURA. DESPAIR. Both of the John Long Nabokov Rarities. Translated from the Russian by Winifred Roy & the first translation of any of Nabokov's books into English. [Juliar D14.4] 8vo., 288pp + 16 pp ads. Original black cloth, titles to upper board & spine... Read more
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$17,500.00
THE EMANCIPATED. A Novel. In Three Volumes

THE EMANCIPATED. A Novel. In Three Volumes

by GISSING, George

1890. A LOVELY TRIPLE-DECKER GISSING, George. THE EMANCIPATED. A Novel. In Three Volumes. London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1890. First Edition. 3 Vols. 8vo. Brown patterned paper covered boards backed with brown cloth. Stamped in gilt to spines. Blue-grey patterned endpapers. Slight rubbing to spine and extremes. Vol. II has smal peeled area on front board. Interior clean and bright. One of an indeterminate number of copies of which , according to the publisher, only 492 were sold. The first of... Read more
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$1,500.00
GET READY FOR BATTLE

GET READY FOR BATTLE

by JHABVALA, R Pawer , M.A.English. Award Winng Author

London: JOHN MURRAY,, 1962 Small H/b in D/j Both Good.1st ed.1962. Ex-Library copy. "A World Class Author of Genius & Master Storyteller " Sunday Times: Award Winning author RP Jhablava. This story is about everyone wanting something; delightful handling of interplay of family drama & relationships;,the absurdity of individual foibles & the irony.[ mid-green cloth gilt titles+ white Lib.no. to spine, Bretton-Hall Library bookplate/cancelled, no other inscp.tight binding, clean... Read more
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£4.00
Grendel

Grendel

by Gardner, John

First edition 1st printing, Fine unread book in a Near Fine jacket with vertical fold/crease back flap and a touch of rubbing on panels. Spine has no sun fade. A very nice copy.
Item Price
$300.00
"G" is for Gumshoe

"G" is for Gumshoe

by Grafton, Sue

New York: Holt. 1990. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine in fine dust jacket. Signed and inscribed by the author. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 261 pp .
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$15.00
EROS.  Volume 1, Number 2.  Summer 1962

EROS. Volume 1, Number 2. Summer 1962

by Ginzburg, Ralph - Editor

New York, 1962. Black spine over yellow photographically illustrated boards, lettered in red. Red photographically illustrated eps. General wear & soiling. Very Good.. Illustrated in color/b&w. 4to. The second installment of Ginzburg's short-lived experiment in erotica. Advertising matter laid-in.
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$15.00
The Life Series: Life on Earth, The Living Planet, The Trials of Life, The Private Life of Plants, The Life of Birds, The Life of Mammals, Life in the Undergrowth, Life in Cold Blood - All First Impressions and Signed or Inscribed by the Author

The Life Series: Life on Earth, The Living Planet, The Trials of Life, The Private Life of Plants, The Life of Birds, The Life of Mammals, Life in the Undergrowth, Life in Cold Blood - All First Impressions and Signed or Inscribed by the Author

by David Attenborough

A complete set of nine books, including the recently updated 'Life on Earth' published in 2018. All first editions and first impressions in near fine condition and all signed or inscribed by the author. Life on Earth: Gift inscription to front pastedown, couple of knocks here and there to edges. Inscribed by the author to the title page. The original and unclipped dust jacket has some of the usual fading to spine panel with one or two instances of wear to edges. Life on Earth (Updated Edition): Fine in a... Read more
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£2,250.00
SUDDEN DEATH

SUDDEN DEATH

by Brown, Rita Mae

NY: Bantam, 1983. 1st ed. Hardback. Dust jacket. F/VG (rubs on frnt panel/sp).. 241 pp, 8vo.
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$15.00
Marilyn Monroe: The  Complete Last Sitting

Marilyn Monroe: The Complete Last Sitting

by Stern, Bert

Munchen: Schirmer / Mosel 1982. Large 4to. GERMAN TEXT 463 pp, (2000 copies) illustrated in colour and b/w, with card signed by Bert Stern inserted in book, in original slipcase which has a little splitting. 3888141036 . Very Good. Hard Cover. First Edition. 1982.
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£480.00
Ionia: A quest

Ionia: A quest

by STARK, Freya

London: John Murray, 1954. FIRST UK EDITION. 8vo, pp. xxiv, [264] + wood engraving by Reynolds Stone to title page, red and black sketch map by E. G. Morton, plus numerous photographic plates and in text illustrations by Stark. Coarse blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine and upper board. Fore- and bottom edges untrimmed. Pushing to spine ends, cloth sunned and tobacco-toned at board edges, top edge dusty, others tobacco-toned. Neat POI and small bald patch to ffep, else, clean and tight. In the original... Read more
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£45.00
An Unquiet Mind, A Memoir of Moods and Madness

An Unquiet Mind, A Memoir of Moods and Madness

by Kay Redfield Jamison

Stated First Edition. In fine condition, clean and unmarked, appears unread, in a near fine dust jacket with price intact. Signed by author on free front end page.
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$75.00
Sport Royal

Sport Royal

by Hope, Anthony

Story Classics..
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$18.50
The Painted Bird

The Painted Bird

by Jerzy Kosinski

Houghton Mifflin , 1965. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Stated First Printing. In fine condition, clean, unmarked, in a near fine dustjacket with price intact. Signed and inscribed "For Martha Very Best Wishes" and dated "Feb 1967" by Jerzy Kosinski in black marker on title page.
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$800.00
He Rather Enjoyed It

He Rather Enjoyed It

by Wodehouse, P. G

New York: George H. Dean Company. 1925. Reprint. Hardcover. Very good with tear at foot of spine and a few spots. Vintage reprint with same black stamping on red cloth. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 316 pp .
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$15.00
Clandestine in Chile. The Adventures of Miguel Littin

Clandestine in Chile. The Adventures of Miguel Littin

by Garcia-Marqez, Gabriel

New York: Holt. 1987. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine in close to fine, but for sunned spine, dust jacket. The story of Chile's leading film director, his exile and return. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 116 pp .
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$20.00
Black Cherry Blues

Black Cherry Blues

by Burke, James Lee

Boston: Little, Brown. 1989. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. Wraps, advance reading copy, fine. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall (5 x 9" or 13.5 x 22.5cm); 294 pages .
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$15.00
Das Urteil

Das Urteil

by Kafka, Franz

Leipzig: Kurt Wolff. Good+. 1916. First. Hardback. Blk boards, somewhat worn; small losses to front and rear front edges; gilt titling and decoration, still quite bright. Parchment spine, very worn - backstrip disintegrated, stitched binding exposed. Binding very frail, but intact. German text.; 8vo (5" x 8"); 28 pages .
Item Price
£500.00
SIX OF ONE

SIX OF ONE

by Brown, Rita Mae

New York: Harper & Row, 1978. 1st edition. Hardback. Dust jacket. NF/NF (pc).. 8vo.
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$22.50
Going Solo

Going Solo

by Roald Dahl

First editon, first impression (Jonathan Cape, 1986). Signed by the author to half-title. Publisher's original dark blue cloth with gold lettering to spine. Corners a little bumped with a touch of pushing to spine foot; contents nice and clean and free from inscriptions. The original and unclipped dust jacket has a hint of edge wear, mainly to corners. A near fine copy overall.
Item Price
£500.00
Among the Russians

Among the Russians

by Colin Thubron

First edition, first impression - no reference to other printings. Book is in fine condition, in grey boards and gilt lettering to the spine. One slight bump to the top front corner of the book and unclipped dust-wrapper. The book appears to be unread and is in excellent condition. The red title on the spine of the dust-wrapper is slightly sun-faded. Rare as a first impression, and in great nick. (Please see photos.)
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£22.00
Ring For Jeeves

Ring For Jeeves

by P.G. Wodehouse

London: Herbert Jenkins, 1953. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/good +. P.G. Wodehouse Ring For Jeeves first edition with its original dust jacket is for sale. This P.G. Wodehouse book is the first edition of Ring For Jeeves, published by Herbert Jenkins on 22 April 1953. This book measures 5 x 7½ inches (approximately). The dust jacket has an illustration by Sax to the front and reviews to P.G. Wodehouse books Pigs Have Wings, Barmy In Wonderland, The Old Reliable, Nothing Serious, and... Read more
Item Price
£130.00
The Adventure of Language

The Adventure of Language

by Michael Girsdansky

In very good condition, clean and unmarked, in a very good dust jacket, two small closed tears on front panel, publisher's price intact on flap. Signed, inscribed and dated in year of publication by author on front end page
Item Price
$35.00
A FRIEND From ENGLAND

A FRIEND From ENGLAND

by Brookner, Anita

NY: Pantheon, 1987. 1st US. Hardback. Dust jacket. F/F (pc).. 205 pp, 8vo.
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$20.00
Come Back, Dr. Caligari

Come Back, Dr. Caligari

by Barthelme, Donald

First edition 1st printing, Good to Very Good book with pushed spine ends, slightly bowed along spine, with rubbing through to boards at front, bottom corners; in a Good to Very Good jacket with significant soiling and sun yellowing, and light rubbing. This is a Review copy with Little Brown note to the literary editor laid-in. Additionally, a presentation copy signed and inscribed by the author – "for Burt and Nancy (?) with best wishes". There is a note laid-in from an earlier bookseller indicating... Read more
Item Price
$450.00
Cannery Row

Cannery Row

by John Steinbeck

First edition in the yellow cloth boards. In fine condition, clean and unmarked, light wear at spine ends. No dust jacket.
Item Price
$50.00