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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 topstain, in original red dust jacket, with the publisher's price listed on the inside front flap, 312pp. Tanni...

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$12,500.00


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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$1,500.00


The Foundation Trilogy: Foundation, Foundation and Empire, and Second Foundation. by Asimov, Isaac

New York : Gnome Press Publishers, 1951 All volumes First Edition, First Printing, 1951-1953. All volumes and dust jackets Priority A as listed in Currey. Octavo. 255, 247, 210 pages respectively. Jackets illustrated by David Kyle, Edd Cartier, and Ric Bi...

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$10,000.00


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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$2,500.00


Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (First State) by Rowling, J. K

New York: Scholastic Press, 1999 First printing of the stated first American edition, in the first state cloth boards, without the series number 2 on the spine and with red end-pages; and in the first state dust jacket, with the original price of $17.95 o...

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$750.00


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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$3,500.00


Beyond the Wall of Sleep with Signed August Derleth Letters to Clark Ashton Smith 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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$12,500.00


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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$2,550.00


Desperation by King, Stephen

New Hampshire: Donald M. Grant, 1996 Deluxe limited edition, black leather in red velvet-lined leather with traycase. Signed by Stephen King and Don Maitz. Book and tray-case in fine, as new condition. ...

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$750.00


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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$4,950.00


Across the River and into the Trees by Hemingway, Ernest

London : Jonathan Cape, 1950 First Printing of the First British Edition, precedes the American edition by four days. Book in fine condition; dust jacket with a couple short-closed-tears, and light edge wear to corners, else fine. ...

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$1,500.00


Dark Carnival by Bradbury, Ray

Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1947 First printing of the first edition. Black cloth boards, spine lettered in gilt, pictorial jacket, with the publisher's printed $3.00 price in upper corner of inside front flap. 1 of just over 3000 copies printed [Ble...

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$2,500.00


Satori in Paris by Kerouac, Jack

New York: Grove Press, Inc., 1966 First Printing of the stated First Edition. Book in fine condition; dust jacket with a short closed tear to upper back spine-fold and faint soiling to back panel, else fine....

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$350.00


The Horror in the Museum and Other Revisions by Lovecraft, H. P

Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House, 1970 First printing of first edition. Book and dust jacket in fine condition. ...

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$200.00


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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$2,000.00


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