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To Kill a Mockingbird. by Lee, Harper (Truman Capote)

Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1960. To Kill a Mockingbird became an immediate bestseller and won the 1961 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. The New Yorker declared it "skilled, unpretentious, and totally ingenious". It has gone on to become of the bes…

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Ten Little Niggers. by Christie, Agatha

London: The Crime Club by Collins, 1939. First edition of the best-selling mystery novel of all time and Christie's personal favorite of all of her novels, released subsequently in the United States as And Then There Were None and so titled in all succes…

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Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings. by Silverstein, Shel

New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1974. First edition of the author's first collection of children's poetry. Stated first edition on the copyright page. Small quarto, original brown cloth, illustrated. Association copy, inscribed by Shel Silverstei…

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Moby Dick; Or, The Whale. by Melville, Herman

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851. First edition, first issue binding, with the circular Harper's device of Melville's masterpiece. Octavo, original purple-brown cloth (BAL's A grain), covers stamped in blind with the publisher's circular device at t…

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. by Rowling, J.K

London: Bloomsbury, 1997. First edition, first printing of the rarest book in the Harry Potter series, a cornerstone of young adult literature, and one of the best-selling books of all time. First printing with "First published in Great Britain in 1997",…

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Mary Poppins. by Travers, P.L

London: Gerald Howe, 1934. First edition of this children's classic. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated with 27 line cuts (13 full-page) and chapter tailpieces by Mary Shepard. Signed by P.L. Travers on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust …

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The Call of the Wild. by London, Jack

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1903. The Call of the Wild is "one of the first American novels to examine the quest of the pioneering individual who breaks away from the sheltered environment of civilization and is romantically compelled to find freedo…

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The Godfather. by Puzo, Mario

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1969. First edition of Puzo's definitive novel of the Mafia underworld. Octavo, original half black cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Mel and Jessie See what you're missin…

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Miracle On 34th. Street. by Davies, Valentine

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1947. First edition of this modern Christmas classic. Octavo, original red cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with the first edition point of "Double Your Enjoyment" on the rear panel. An exceptional example. …

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James and the Giant Peach. by Dahl, Roald; Illustrated by Nancy Ekholm Burkert

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1961. First edition of this Dahl classic. Octavo, original cloth, beautifully illustrated, many full-page and in color. Boldly signed by Roald Dahl on the front free endpaper and also signed by the illustrator, Nancy Ekholm Bur…

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The Christmas Books: A Christmas Carol; The Chimes; The Battle of Life; Cricket on the Hearth; The Haunted Man and The Ghost’s Bargain. by Charles Dickens

London: Chapman and Hall, 1843-48. Complete set of Charles Dickens' Christmas Books. Octavo, 5 volumes, bound in the original cloth with gilt titles and tooling to the spine and front panels, all edges gilt. A Christmas Carol, in Prose. Being a Ghost Sto…

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Ulysses. by Joyce, James

Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1922. First edition of Joyce's masterpiece, one of 750 numbered copies printed on handmade paper from a total edition of 1000 copies, this is number number 276. Thick quarto, original blue and white wrappers. In near fine …

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The Count of Monte-Cristo. by Dumas, Alexandre [Alexander]

London: Chapman and Hall, 1846. The Count of Monte Cristo, in particular, is "perhaps the outstanding work of fiction to reveal the futility of human vengeance, even when it attains its utmost completeness. Maurice Baring calls it the most popular book i…

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Rebecca. by Du Maurier, Daphne

London: Victor Gollancz Limited, 1938. First edition of du Maurier's masterpiece which was later made into the Oscar-winning 1940 film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Octavo, original cloth. In near fine condition with a signed note by Daphne du Maurier la…

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Bambi: A Life in the Woods. by Salten, Felix

New York:: Simon and Schuster, 1928. Using the pseudonym Felix Salten, journalist Siegmund Salzmann wrote several anthropomorphic animal tales, including the novel Bambi This story of life in the forest is written with integrity, emotion and great skill …

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