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F Is For Fugitive

Sue Grafton

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ont> Macmillan : London, 1989 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. An excellent first UK edition of Sue Grafton's sixth novel in her celebrated 'alphabet series'. This first UK edition of celebrated crime and mystery author Sue Grafton's novel 'F Is For Fugitive' is the sixth book in her award-winning 'alphabet series' following the hero of those novels, private investigator Kinsey Millhone, as she attempts to solve a case on behalf of an innocent man escaped from prison. Grafton achieved great success with her mystery writing, reminiscent of hard-boiled detective fiction, winning several Anthony Awards and a Cartier Dagger from the British Crime Writers' Association in 2004 honouring a lifetime achievement. First UK edition in unclipped dustwrapper. A twisting and thrilling work, Grafton demonstrates her mastery of the old-school detective novels in 'F Is For Fugitive'. Condition: In the publisher's original binding with unclipped dustwrapper showing &po ... Read more

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  • Edition: First edition.
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07, 1989 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First edition.. Fifteen fine US first editions of Sue Grafton's immensely popular crime series, the 'Alphabet Murders', fourteen volumes signed by the author, many volumes with certificates of authenticity. Fifteen consecutive volumes of Sue Grafton's immensely popular crime thriller series. Each volume is the US first edition. ''F' is for Fugitive', the first edition first impression, signed by the author to the title page, published by Henry Holt in New York in 1989. With a certificate of authenticity loosely inserted, the certificate dated 1. 25. 01. In the original publisher's unclipped dustwrapper. ''G' is for Gumshoe', the first edition first impression, signed by the author to the title page, published by Henry Holt in New York in 1990. In the original publisher's unclipped dustwrapper. ''H' is for Homicide', the first edition first impression, signed by the author to the ti ... Read more

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London - John Murray, 1822 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. This dramaticfable theatrically portrays the catastrophic destruction of the second Jewish temple, exploring the theme of rebellious Jerusalem, which fell to the Roman forces in the year 70. Characters include the Romans Terentius Rufus, Caius Placidus, and Diagoras a Stoic philosopher. As well as the Jews Simon the Assassin, Ben Cathla Leader of the Edmomites and Abiram a false Prophet. Milman was anordained minister who became dean of St. Paul's,he wasbest known however,for his scholarly achievements. He translated Sanskrit poetry, and wrote several works of religious history, including a History of the Jews and a History of Christianity under the Empire, both of which approached their subject matter with historical precision and rational detachment. Condition: In decorative calf binding with gilt lettering and design to the spine. Externally, a triflerubbed to boards and extremities. Internally, firmly bound with bright pages. Some scattered light ... Read more

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ont> Reeves & Turned : London, 1889 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A beautifully hand-coloured copy of Pierce Egan's popular comic work about the duo Tom and Jerry, illustrated by Robert Cruikshank. Uncommon in the original publisher's boards. Uncommon in the original publisher's boards. Tom and Jerry were characters from Pierce Egan's popular work 'Life in London, or Days and Nights of Jerry Hawthorne and His Elegant Friend Corinthian Tom', a comical duo reflecting scenes of life in early nineteenth century London. Pierce Egan was a popular sportswriter, with his most popular work being 'Boxiana', as his main sporting passion was boxing. He viewed boxing as 'the sweet science'. Egan also wrote 'Life in London', which gained instant success upon its publication. With a hand-coloured frontispiece and thirty-five hand-coloured plates. Illustrated by Isaac Robert Cruikshank, the brother of the fellow illustrator George Cruikshank. Cruikshank was a caricaturist ... Read more

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ont> Burns and Oates : London, 1854 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A smart copy of this nineteenth century novel by the Cardinal Nicholas Wiseman. With an illustrated title page. Binder's stamp to the front pastedown, 'Charles Cooper'. Prior owner's inscription to the half-title 'A Boninsloh'. Fabiola is set in the early 4th Century in Rome during the persecution of Christmas under Roman Emperor Diocletian. The titular character, Fabiola, is the heroine of the book. Undated, dated using Copac. A smart copy of this novel, in a full calf binding. Condition: In a full calf binding. Externally, smart. Fading to the spine. Light marks and shelfwear to the joints and extremities. Prior owner's inscription to the half-title. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright with just the occasional spots to pages. Overall Condition: Very Good.

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A Fable

William Faulkner

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New York - Random House, 1954 Book. Hardcover. First edition.. A first edition of this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel from American writer and Nobel Prize laureate William Cuthbert Faulkner. Faulkner spent more than a decade and tremendous effort on it, and considered it his masterpiece when it was completed. The book takes place in France during World War I and stretches through the course of one week. It tells the stories of Corporal Stephan, who is representative of Jesus. The Corporal orders 3,000 troops to disobey orders to attack in the brutally repetitive trench warfare. In return, the Germans do not attack, and the war is simply stopped when the soldiers realize that it takes two sides to fight a war. The Generalissimo has the corporal arrested and executed; he is representative of leaders who use war solely to make themselves stronger (he invites the German general over to discuss how to start the war again). Before he has him shot, the Generalissimo tries to convince the Corporal that war can never be ... Read more

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Fables

John Gay

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London - William Tegg, 1870 Book. Good. Hardcover. A small collection of the fables of John Gay, prefaced by a short account of his life. Illustrated with a frontispiece and many vignettes throughout. Bookseller's label of Alfred Palmer to front pastedown. Condition: In a purple cloth binding with gilt detailing. Externally, sound, though with some discolouration and bumping. Internally, firmly bound, although front hinge is strained. Pages are bright, though with some foxing to the first and last few pages. Overall: GOOD..

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Fables

John Gay

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sp;-London - A. K. Newman, 1809 Book. Good. Hardcover. A miniature edition of the collected fables of John Gay. A new edition. With a frontispiece and engraved title page. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, generally smart, though with some slight bumping and a few marks. Hinges tender, with engraved title page and title page detached. Internally, binding strained in places. Pages are quite bright and clean, with just some occasional foxing and the odd spot. Overall: GOOD..

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Fables

John Gay; William Coxe

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ont> Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe : London, 1810 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The fourth edition of John Gay's collection of classic fables, edited here by William Coxe. Illustrated with a frontispiece and head-pieces. The fourth edition of this work. Two parts bound as one. Illustrated with a frontispiece, and engraved head pieces to each fable. With one page of publisher's adverts to the rear. A collection of the fables of John Gay, with sixty-six fables in this volume. The fables include 'The Shepherd and the Philosopher', 'The Lady and the Wasp', 'The Universal Apparition', 'The Two Monkies', 'The Bull and the Mastiff', 'The Elephant and the Bookseller', and more. With fifty fables to Part One, and sixteen fables to Part Two. With notes by William Coxe. Prior owner's ink inscription to the recto to the front free endpaper, 'M. Bevan Evans. Jan 1928'. Condition: In a half calf binding with marbled paper to the boards. Externally, smart. Ligh ... Read more

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Fables

John Gay

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Chiswick/London - J Carpenter et al., 1812 Book. GOOD ONLY. Hardcover. A series of fables told in a poetical form. With numerous vignettes throughout. This work comprises of sixty-seven fables in total, told in a poetic narrative. These fables were originally written fro Prince William, later the Duke of Cumberland. John Gay was an English poet and dramatist. He was a member of the informal association, the Scriblerus Club. Condition: In a quarter calf binding with paper covered boards. Externally, sound with slight rubbing to the joints andto the extremities. Loss to the head and tail of spine. Amateurish tape repair to the front joint and to the backstrip. Front hinge is weak. Evidence of bookplate removal to the frontpastedown. Prior owner's inscription to the recto of front endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages aregenerally bright with some minor age toning to edges. Occasional spots throughout. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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Fables

John Gay

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London - R & C Rivington et al, 1793 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A lovely copy of John Gay's Fables, lavishly illustrated throughout. With vignette title and engraved plates to every fable. With a life of the author. Darton and Harvey printing. John Gay (30 June 1685 4 December 1732) was an English poet and dramatist and member of the Scriblerus Club. In 1727 he wrote for six year old Prince William, later the Duke of Cumberland, Fifty-one Fables in Verse, for which he naturally hoped to gain some preferment, although he has much to say in them of the servility of courtiers and the vanity of court honours. Condition: Rebacked in calf with original boards. Externally very sound, smart spine, nice patina to older boards although they are a trifle rubbed. Internally, firmly bound. Brightwith light scattered spotting, heavier to the plates, and some tidemarks to the plates. Dusting to title. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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Fables

John Gay

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John Gay, 1809 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1809 A collection of the fables of John Gay, with sixty-seven fables in this volume. The fables include 'The Shepherd and the Philosopher', 'The Lady and the Wasp', 'The Universal Apparition', 'The Two Monkies', 'The Bull and the Mastiff', 'The Elephant and the Bookseller', and more. Gay originally wrote fables for Prince William, the Duke of Cumberland, in 1727, and despite writing them for a royal, he wrote about the vanities of court honours. Illustrated with a frontispiece, and sixty-seven headpieces. Condition: In a full morocco binding. Externally, generally smart. Light rubbing to the spine and extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are lightly age-toned and generally clean with the odd spot, mostly to the first and last few pages. Overall Condition: Very Good.

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Fables

John Gay

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ont> William Tegg : London, 1870 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A charming collection of Fables written by the poet and dramatist, John Gay. This attractive volume is profusely illustrated throughout. Part I and II of John Gay's 'Fables'. John Gay was poet and dramatist, who is perhaps best known for his ballad opera 'The Beggar's Opera'. Gay's collection of 'Fables' were originally written for the six year old. Prince William, son of King George II. With a biography of the author, by Dr Johnson and with upward of 100 illustrations throughout and an illustrated frontispiece. Previous owners ink inscription to the half-title page, that reads. 'E. Barton, From A. Martin, Clifton. ' A charming volume ideal for those with an interest in fables, or indeed the work of John Gay. Condition: In a full cloth binding. Externally, sound. Rubbing to the spine, joints and board. Fading to the spine, alongside bumping to the head and the tail. Front and rear hinges are strained. I ... Read more

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ont> Jacob Tonson : London, 1700 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. The first edition of John Dryden's collected fables. In a very smart contemporary mottled calf binding. These translations are regarded as one of Dryden's greatest works. This was the final work produced by Dryden, as he died two months later. The work contains translations of the First Book of Homer's 'Iliad', eight selections from Ovid's 'Metamorphoses', three of Chaucer's 'Canterbury Tales', three stories from Boccaccio and many more translations including original poems by Dryden himself. With this work Dryden aimed to increase the reputation of English literature, by adapting these classic works. All the translations to this work are in Dryden's heroic couplet. With the bookplate of the Marquess of Headfort to the front pastedown with his family arms. Possibly the bookplate of the Taylour Family, either Thomas Taylour the 1st Marquess Headford or Thomas Taylour 2nd Marquess of H ... Read more

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Fables Choisies Mises en Vers

Jean De La Fontaine

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ausanne- Lacombe, 1792 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. This is an illustrated four volume set of collected fables. Complete in four volumes. Published in French. Jean de La Fontaine was the most famous French fabulists and of of the most widely read French poets of the 17th century. He is best known for his Fables, which provided a model for subsequent fabulists across Europe. La Fontaine's Fables were issued ins several volumes from 1668 to 1694 and are collected as selected works with numerous illustrations to each volume. Condition: Rebacked in full calf bindings. Externally, very smart with just some minor shelfwear and handling marks. Previous owner label to front pastedown of each volume. Internally, firmly bound. Pages spotted throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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Fables Choisies

Jean de La Fontaine

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- A Amsterdam - Chez Zacharie Chatelain, 1727 Book. GOOD ONLY due to. Hardcover. Parts III, IV and V of Jean de La Fontaine's famous Fables. In the original French. Illustrated throughout, with over one hundred beautifully engraved vignettes as headers for each fable. Illustrations are engraved by theAntwerp engraverHenrik Cause and are modelled after drawings by Francois Chauveau. de La Fontaine's Fables are known universally as they showcase his versatility and fecundity as an author. His fables derived from those byAesop and Horace, which he rendered into short and simple verses easily memorised by children. His fables earned royal patronage and display deep insights into human nature. Lacking parts I and II of this five part series. So three out of the five parts present. Jean de La Fontaine was the most famous French fabulist and one of the most widely read French poets of the 17th century. His Fables provided a model for the subsequent fabulists. Condition: In a calf binding. Externally, worn, b ... Read more

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Londres - F. Wingrave, 1813 Book. Fair. Hardcover. A collection of the fables of L. Chambaud. In French. Including Le Renard e le Bouc, La Cigale et la Fourmi, Le Faucon et le Chapon and many others. With an index in English to the rear. Condition: Disbound. Textblock is tender, with several pages detached. Pages are quite bright, though with some occasional instances of foxing. Overall: FAIR..

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Fables Choisies Mises en Vers

Jean de la Fontaine

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ont> Compagnie des Libraires : Paris, 1709 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Two volumes of Jean de la Fontaine's historic fables, here written in the original French, and adorned with head-pieces throughout. In two volumes, being Volumes I and II of a total of five volumes. Written in the original French. A collection of Fontaine's famous fables, which were collected from a wide variety of both Western and Eastern sources. Fontaine adapted the fables into French free verse. Some of the fables include 'The Acorn and the Pumpkin', 'The Tortoise and the Hare', and 'The Dog and the Wolf'. Illustrated throughout with headpieces to each fable. Jean de la Fontaine was best known for being a fabulist, and was one of the most popular and widely read French poets of his time, with his popularity still strong hundreds of years after his death. Prior owner's ink inscription to the front pastedowns, 'Margaret Emma Kenyon, Christmas Day, 1845'. Prior owner's ink inscription to ... Read more

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Fables In?dites des XIIe, XIIIe et XIVe Siecles

Various and Jean de La Fontaine; notice by A. C. M. Robert

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Paris - Etienne Cabin, 1825 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A scarce first edition of the Unpublished Fables of the XIIth, XIIIth and XIVth Centuries and The Fables of de la Fontaine. Preceded with a notice on the Fabulists by A. C. M. Robert to first volume and with illustrated half titles throughout and facsimile letters one of which folds out. First edition. In two volumes complete. In French. Jean de La Fontaine (1621 - 1695) was the most famous French fabulist and one of the most widely read French poets of the 17th century. He is known above all for his Fables, which provided a model for subsequent fabulists across Europe and numerous alternative versions in France, and in French regional languages. According to Flaubert, he was the only French poet to understand and master the texture of the French language before Hugo. The Fables were originally issued in several volumes from 1668 to 1694. Divided into 12 books, there are 239 of the Fables, varying in length from a few lines to some hundre ... Read more

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  • Edition: First edition.
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London - Macmillan, 1894 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. First edition.. The illustrated first edition of this work on Aesop's fables by the notable Australianfolklorist Joseph Jacobs. Jacobs was both a collector and publisher of English folklore. He is responsible for some of the world's best known versions of English fairy tales, including Jack and the Beanstalk, The Three Little Pigs, Jack the Giant Killer, The History of Tom Thumb, and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Aesop's Fables are believed to have originated with a storyteller of that namefrom Ancient Greece. Most likely they represent a storytelling tradition from that time. They have been transmitted to us through a number of different sources, and Jacobs presents their pedigree in a table before his notes. Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally smart with some marking to the boards and some fading to the spine and to the rear boa ... Read more

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