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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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Langston Hughes, American Poet by Walker, Alice

New York: Thomas Y. Crowell / CB A Crowell Biography, 1974 First printing of the first edition. Glossy, color pictorial boards, black-and- white illustrations, 34pp., in the original dust jacket with the $3.95 price on the front flap. Light rubbing to boa...

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Ariel by Plath, Sylvia

New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1966 First printing of the stated first edition. Faint age-toning to cover margins of jacket, else book and dust jacket in fine condition. ...

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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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Lightning by Koontz, Dean

New York: G. P. Putman‘s Sons, 1988 Limited Edition, 1 of 200 signed and numbered copies specially bound by Denis Gouey. Signed by Dean Koontz along with a hand drawing of a lightning bolt by Koontz. Quarter brown leather and marbled boards with tit...

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Farmer in the Sky by Heinlein, Robert A

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1950 First Printing of the First Edition, with Scribner's A on the copyright page. Original black cloth with titles and decoration in yellow on the spine and front board. Book in fine condition; dust jacket wit...

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Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well by Angelou, Maya

New York: Random House, 1975 Stated first edition. Signed and inscribed by Maya Angelou directly on the title page: "Lois Langland, / Joy! Maya Angelou / Nov 19, 1980 / (I hope we can be / together, again.)" Age-toning/offsetting to endpapers, e...

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The Illustrated Man by Bradbury, Ray

Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1951 First printing of the stated first edition. Publisher's tan cloth boards with black-lettered spine, 252pp., in original pictorial dust jacket, with 2.75 price on inside front flap. Age-toning ...

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Robots and Empire by Asimov, Isaac

West Bloomfield, Michigan: Phantasia Press, 1985 1 of 35 lettered and signed deluxe limited edition copies; this being the letter K. Bound in full black morocco with leather appliqués on the front cover depicting the sun and the heads of two robots...

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The Pleasure of My Company by Martin, Steve

New York: Hyperion, 2003 Advanced uncorrected proofs for the First Edition. Publisher's blue printed wrappers, 151pp., with publisher’s promotional postcard and plastic shop bag laid in. Signed by Steve Martin directly on the half-title page. Pa...

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The True Confession of George Barker by Barker, George

London: Parton Press, 1957 First printing of the first hardcover edition, previously published in 1950 in wraps by Fore Publications, black cloth boards with gilt lettered spine, 40pp. Book in fine condition; dust jacket with minor wear to corners and spi...

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Imperial Earth by Clarke, Arthur C. [Robert Bloch -- Signed Association Copy]

New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanavich, 1976 First printing of the stated first edition, with the correct letter code listed on the copyright page. A scarce, signed association copy from Arthur C. Clark to Robert Bloch (Psycho): Signed twice by Clarke, on t...

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Decision Points by Bush, George W

New York: Crown Publishing Group / Random House, 2010 Deluxe limited edition, stated first edition, signed by George W. Bush directly on the limitation page. Book and slipcase in fine, as new condition; no dust jacket, as issued. ...

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Naked Lunch by Burroughs, William

New York: Grove Press, Inc., 1959 First Printing of the First Edition, First Issue, with no roman numeral on lower spine near back panel; in first state dustjacket, with the $6.00 price in upper corner of inside front flap, no zip code listed on back cove...

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Winter Trees by Plath, Sylvia

London: Faber and Faber, 1971 First printing of the first British Edition, with promotional material from The Poetry Book Society laid-in. Book and dust jacket in fine condition....

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