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Nineteen Eighty-Four [1984] by Orwell, George [Eric Arthur Blair]

London: Secker & Warburg, 1949 First printing of the first British edition, original light green cloth, spine lettered in red, with red top-stain, in original red dust jacket, with the publisher's price listed on the inside front flap, 312pp. Tann…

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$16500.00


The Hunt for Red October by Clancy, Tom

Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1984 First printing of the first edition. A short closed tear to upper back panel, else book and dust jacket in fine condition.…

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$2500.00


The Shining by King, Stephen

Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1977 First printing of the stated first edition, first issue with the publisher’s code “R49” printed in the gutter of p. 447; in original first issue dust jacket. Basis for the 1980 Stanley Kubrick a…

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$3450.00


Cannery Row by Steinbeck, John

New York: The Viking Press, 1945 First printing of first edition, first issue/first state in light-buff cloth boards, top page edge stained blue [Goldstone-Payne A22.b]. Book with mild wear to bottom board edge, tiny bump to bottom corner, light age tonin…

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$3250.00


War and Peace: Before Tilsit, 1805-1807 Vol. I & II; The Invasion, 1807-1812 Vol I & II; Borodino, The French at Moscow, Epilogue, 1812-1820 Vol I by Tolstoy, Leo [Count Leon Tolstoi]; Clara Bell [Translated from the French]

New York : William S. Gottsberger, Publisher, 1886 First printing of the first American edition and first English edition. Brown cloth boards with gilt lettering and black line illustrations. Five volumes of a 6 volume set, missing the last volume, vol.…

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$4500.00


Paintings by McCartney, Paul

New York: Little, Brown & Company, 2000 First printing of the first American edition. Signed by Paul McCartney directly on the half-title page. Light shelf wear else book and dust jacket in fine condition. …

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$2550.00


The Robots of Dawn by Asimov, Isaac

Huntington Woods, Michigan: Phantasia Press, 1983 1 of 35 lettered and signed deluxe limited edition copies; this being the letter Q. Full black morocco goat with metal and plastic design elements inset on front board, silver titles and decorations of a m…

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$5000.00


Beyond the Wall of Sleep by Lovecraft, H. P.; August Derleth, Clark Ashton Smith

Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House, 1943 First printing of the first edition. One of 1,217 copies printed, Publisher's black cloth with gilt spine titles, octavo, 458 pages. The fourth book issued by Arkham House. The companion novel to The Outsider a…

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$11500.00


Gandhi: An Autobiography / The Story of My Experiments with Truth by Gandhi, Mohandas K. [Mahatma]; Mahadev Desai [Translator]

London: Phoenix Press, 1949 First British edition, publisher's original cloth and dust jacket. Former owner's name on the front-free endpaper, faint blanching to upper covers, and age-toning to page margins, else book in fine condition; dust jacke…

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$850.00


Forlorn River by Grey, Zane

New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1927 First printing of the stated first edition, with "H-B" listed on the copyright page. Signed by Zane Grey in his signature purple ink directly on the front-free endpaper. Filmed twice by Paramount …

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$1500.00


Winner Take Nothing by Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1933 First printing/first issue of the first edition, with the Scribner's "A" and the Scribner's Seal on the copyright page (Hanneman A12a). Minimal signs of wear, else book in fine condition; dust …

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$3850.00


Four Quartets by Eliot, T. S. [Thomas Stearns]

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1943 First printing of the first edition, first issue, with the First American Edition statement listed on the copyright page, 1 of 788 copies, black cloth boards, spine lettered in gilt; in first state dust jacket w…

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$2500.00


East of Eden by Steinbeck, John

New York: Viking Press, 1952 First printing of the first edition, first state. Original green cloth boards, front cover printed in dark green, spine printed in black on brown background, pictorial jacket., 602pp., with the word "bite" present on…

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$4200.00


The Crying of Lot 49 by Pynchon, Thomas

New York: J. B. Lippincott, 1966 First printing of the stated first edition, review copy with publisher's slip laid-in; yellow cloth-backed gray boards, in first printing dust jacket. Book in fine condition; dust jacket in fine condition, with light s…

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$1500.00


Eaters of the Dead: The Manuscript of Ibn Fadlan, Relating His Experiences with the Northmen in A.D. 922 by Crichton, Michael

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1976 First printing of the stated first edition. Publisher's original binding and dust jacket, red top-edge. Light shelf wear to board edge, else book in fine condition; dust jacket with a short, closed tear/crease near bott…

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$250.00


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