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    Kant And The Platypus: Essays On Language And Cognition - Uncorrected Proof by Eco, Umberto

    New York: Harcourt Brace. Fine. 2000. Advance Review Copy; First Printing; Signed by Author. Softcover. 0151004471 . Uncorrected Proof Of the first American edition, Contursi A042d. Fine In Gray Matte Wraps, signed by Umberto Eco; This collection of essays is an erudite, detailed inquiry into the philosophy of mind and language. Professor Eco tackles Kant's question: How does the mind transform the manifold of sense perceptions into knowledge? As Eco puts it: What would Kant have done had he come upon a platypus? Translated from the original Italian languange by Alastair McEwen .


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    $54.00

    The Ice Master, The Doomed 1913 Voyage Of The Karluk - 1st Edition/1st Printing by Niven, Jennifer

    New York: Hyperion. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2000. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Hardcover. 0786865296 . A handsome first edition/first printing in Fine condition in alike dustjacket, SIGNED by Author Jennifer Niven directly on title page; Based on the diaries, records, and journals of William Laird McKinley, the Karluk's magnetician and meteorologist, Jennifer Niven lets the reader witness first hand the ill-fated Arctic expedtion of the H. M. C. S Karluck in 1913 and 1914. It had been McKinley's life-long dream to set the record straight, give credit where credit was due, by telling the story of an early Arctic winter which caused the Karluk to become encased in ice, dooming its crew and scientific staff to horrific living conditions before being rescued over a year later .


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    Cheating at Solitaire - 1st Edition/1st Printing by Haddam, Jane (pseud. of Orania Papazoglou)

    New York: St. Martin's Minotaur. Near Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2008. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 9780312343088 . A sharp first edition/first printing in Near Fine condition with minor damp staining to page edges in Fine dust jacket; ; A Gregor Demarkian Novel .


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    £200.00

    Mr Stink by David Walliams

    First edition, first impression (HarperCollins Children's Books, 2009). Signed by the author to the title page. Fine book in a near fine dust jacket with minor traces of occasional edge wear with a small closed tear to top fore-edge of upper panel. An excellent example of the author's second book illustrated by Quentin Blake. Rare signed.


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    Watership Down by Richard Adams

    Limited edition (Paradine, 1976). Winner of the Carnegie Medal and Guardian Prize. Adapted to film in 1978 and into TV series in 1999 and 2018. One of 250 numbered copies with the original slipcase to be signed by the author and illustrator, of which this is number 12. Additional watercolour illustration to the front free endpaper with the artist's initials. Beautifully bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in green crushed morocco with gilt edges and attractive gilt motifs to spine and upper board. A fine copy with a little sunning to spine, as is common, in a fine slipcase.


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    $120.00

    The Rat - Advance Reading Copy by Grass, Günter; translated by Ralph Manheim

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Fine. 1987. Advance Reading Copy; First Printing; Signed by Author. Softcover. A Near Fine Advance Reading Copy of the 1st American edition, only minor traces of edge-wear. Signed by author Günter Grass directly on the title page; First published in Germany in 1986 under the title "Die Rättin" by Nobel Prize winner, Günter Grass. "And the rats shall inherit the earth, or so Grass concludes in this wonderful work of speculative virtuosity. With no less a subject before him than the ultimate fate of humankind..." (from Library Journal) .


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    The Dream of Scipio - 1st Edition/1st Printing by Pears, Iain

    New York: Riverhead Books. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2002. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Hardcover. 157322202X . A handsome first edition/first printing in unread Fine condition in Fine dust-jacket. Thin pen mark on bottom of textblock (not a remainder mark). Signed by author Iain Pears directly on the front flyleaf; .


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    Monkey on a Chain - 1st Edition/1st Printing by Campbell, Harlen

    New York: Doubleday. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1993. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Hardcover. 0385469055 . A handsome first edition/first printing in unread Fine condition in Fine dust-jacket. Some bumping to head and tail. Signed by author Harlen Campbell directly on the title page; .


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    Magic Seeds - 1st Edition/1st Printing by Naipaul, V. S

    London: Picador. Fine+ in Fine+ dust jacket. 2004. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Hardcover. 0330485202 . An attractive first edition/first printing in Very Fine condition in alike dustjacket, SIGNED by author V. S. Naipaul directly on the title page; In this sequel to Half A Life, the peripatetic life of Willie Chandran continues as he joins an underground movement in India ostensibly devoted to helping the lower castes. After 7 years of fighting and some time in jail, Willie is disillusioned and returns to London where he begins to discover his true self .


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    Spoken from the Heart - 1st Edition/1st Printing by Bush, Laura

    New York: Scribner. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2010. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. 1/4 Cloth. 9781439155202 . A stunning first edition/first printing in unread Fine condition in alike dust-jacket. SIGNED by author and first Lady Laura Bush on the title page; The early memoirs of Laura Lane Welch Bush (born Nov. 4, 1946), wife of the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush, First Lady of the United States from January 20, 2001 to January 20, 2009 .


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    The Buffalo Soldier - 1st Edition/1st Printing by Bohjalian, Chris

    New York: Shaye Areheart Books. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2002. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Hardcover. 5551189775 . A handsome first edition/first printing in unread Fine condition with light discoloration on top of textblock near head. In Fine dust-jacket. Signed by author Chris Bohjalian directly on the title page; .


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    $210.00

    The Wrath of Mulgarath - 1st Edition/1st Printing by DiTerlizzi, Tony and Holly Black

    New York: Simon & Schuster. As New. 2004. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author & Illustrator. Hardcover. 0689859406 . A most beautiful unread first edition/first printing, pictorial boards in As New condition signed by authors Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black directly on the title page; Bruised and battered, Jared, Simon, and Mallory return home to find their home ransacked and learn that Mulgarath has made off with their mother and Spiderwick's Guide. With the help of Thimbletack, Hogsqueal and Byron, the Grace kids have to defeat Mulgarath and his goblin army. But they have to rescue Arthur Spiderwick from Lorengorn and the elves first; The Spiderwick Chronicles; Vol. 5 .


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    Trunk Music - 1st Edition/1st Printing by Connelly, Michael

    Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1997. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Hardcover. 0316152447 . A sharp first edition/first printing in Near Fine condition with lightly soiled page edges in alike dust jacket with mild edgewear. SIGNED by author Michael Connelly directly on the title page; 1998 Barry Award Winner for Best Novel. LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch lands his first case after an involuntary leave of absence. A Hollywood producer is found in the trunk of his car with two bullets in the head. It looks like a mafia hit; A Harry Bosch Novel .


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    The Chaste Planet - Limited Signed Edition by Updike, John

    Worcester, MA: Metacom Press. Fine. 1980. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Flexible covers. A lovely Limited Numbered edition in Fine condition. The hand-set type was printed on beautiful Antique Laid paper and hand-sewn into French-fold soft marbled wrappers. Pasted-on title label on front cover. A Note on the printing of The Chaste Planet laid in. This copy is numbered 94 of 300 copies in this edition and is SIGNED by author John Updike directly on the limitation page; Unlike most of Updike's work, this is a story with a futuristic theme, the action taking place on the pleasant little planet of Minerva, which exists within the "semi-liquid immensity of Jupiter." As an adolescent, Updike enjoyed reading the genre and was quite pleased to be considered, however slightly, a writer of science fiction. Written in 1975, published in The New Yorker, and reprinted in the book Best SF: 75 .


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    Mr. President, Mr. President! My Fifty Years of Covering the White House - 1st Edition/1st Printing by McClendon, Sarah with Jules Minton

    Santa Monica, CA: General Publishing Group, Inc.. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1996. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Hardcover. 1575440059 . A bright first edition/first printing in Nearly Fine condition, light bump to bottom tips in alike dust-jacket. With promotional sticker "Thanks for your interest in keeping watch on our government" pasted to the verso of the front free end paper. An association copy, signed by author Sarah McClendon and warmly inscribed to South Dakota Senator George McGovern directly on the title page. Laid in is a brochure from the National Press Club's 19th Annual Book Fair and Authors' Night; Sarah McClendon was a member of the Washington Press Corps for fifty years. Here is her story .


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    $79.00

    Witches' Bane - 1st Edition/1st Printing by Albert, Susan Wittig

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1993. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Hardcover. 0684196360 . A handsome first edition/first printing in unread Fine condition in Fine dust-jacket. Signed by author Susan Wittig Albert directly on the half-title page; ; A China Bayles Mystery .


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    £125.00

    The Pigeon Tunnel by John le Carré

    First edition, first impression (Viking, 2016). Signed by the author to the title page. Copies of this book signed to the title page are less numerous and more desirable than those signed to a tipped-in 'Exclusive Signed Edition' page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.


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    Charley Bland - 1st Edition/1st Printing by Settle, Mary Lee

    Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library. As New. 1989. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Full-Leather. A special Limited first edition/first printing copy preceding the trade edition, SIGNED by author Mary Lee Settle in As New condition, never taken out of its original shrink-wrap; The widowed and fledgling author, a 35-year-old returns home to West Virginia, where she becomes the newest conquest of the town rake and alcoholic, irresistible Charley Bland. Both are prodigals and sinners: she in having fled the South to live the bohemian life in Paris, Charley thoroughly in thrall to his ruthless, implacably selfish mother. This outstanding book is bound in genuine leather and features gilded, sewn in pages and ribbon marker, simply superb quality, Franklin Library at its best .


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    Black Mountain - 1st Edition/1st Printing by Standiford, Les

    New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. As New in As New dust jacket. 2000. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Hardcover. 0399145842 . First edition/first printing in As New condition in alike dust-jacket. SIGNED by author Les Standiford directly on the title page; .


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    $90.00

    M Is For Malice - 1st Edition/1st Printing by Grafton, Sue

    New York: Henry Holt and Company. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1996. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. 1/4 Cloth. 9780805036374 . A very nice first edition/first printing in Fine condition in alike dust jacket. SIGNED by author Sue Grafton directly on the title page; Kinsey Milhone is hired by three Malek brothers to look for Guy, the missing son and partial heir to a huge fortune. Soon after she finds him, he is murdered. In her investigations, Kinsey learns about the disrupted life of the Malek family during the 1970s. Obtain the complete Alphabet Series, signed 1st/1st in Fine condition with completion guarantee at a 20% reduced price compared to individual titles .


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    Blue Light - 1st Edition/1st Printing by Mosley, Walter

    Boston: Little, Brown & Company. Fine+ in Fine+ dust jacket. 1998. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Hardcover. 0316570982 . A handsome first edition/first printing in unread Very Fine condition in Very Fine dust-jacket. Signed by author Walter Mosley directly on the title page; .


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    Necessary As Blood - 1st Edition/1st Printing by Crombie, Deborah

    New York: William Morrow. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2009. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Hardcover. 9780061287534 . A Fine first edition/first printing in alike dust-jacket. SIGNED by author Deborah Crombie directly on the title page .


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    A Tale Etched in Blood and Hard Black Pencil - 1st Edition/1st Impression by Brookmyre, Christopher

    London: Little, Brown. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 2006. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Hardcover. 0316730106 . A Sharp first edition/first printing in Near Fine condition with cocked spine in Near Fine dust jacket. SIGNED by author Christopher Brookmyre directly on the title page .


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    The Ice Maiden - 1st Edition/1st Printing by Buchanan, Edna

    New York: William Morrow. As New in As New dust jacket. 2002. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Hardcover. 0380973324 . A beautiful first edition/first printing in As New condition in alike dust-jacket. This one, boldly SIGNED and dated in the year of publication by author Edna Buchanan; .


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    Flower Net - 1st Edition/1st Printing by See, Lisa

    New York: HarperCollinsPublishers. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1997. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Hardcover. 0060175273 . A handsome first edition/first printing in Fine condition in Fine dust-jacket. Signed by author Lisa See directly on the title page; .


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