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The Wonderful Wizard of OZ by L Frank Baum

Chicago: George M Hill Co, 1900. First printing. Hardcover. Good. W W Denslow. 24 inserted colour plates (including title). No dust jacket. First edition, in the rare and not first state of both text (first state listed at $58,800 USD) see Blanck, Pe…

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$2,900.00


THE SPECTATOR by Addison Joseph

London: J& R Tonson and S Draper, 1747. First edition. Full-Leather. Very Good. Hardcover Publisher: 1747 Printed for J& R Tonson and S Draper, London, 1747 A small book, as was usual in those days, convenient for a man to keep in a pocket. This is writ…

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$700.00


Japanese Military and Civil Swords and Dirks by Fuller Richard; Gregory Ron

England: Airlife Publishing Ltd, 1996. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/fine. Small amount of foxing on one preliminary page other wise spotless. Dust Jacket in clear mylar cover. …

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$865.00


Owls Do Cry by Frame Janet

Christchurch, New Zealand: Pegasus, 1957. First Edition. Cloth. Fair/Good. cover is in good condition - unfaded with few chips but some of edge on lower rear missing 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. New endpapers Janet Frame's first novel, Owls Do Cry…

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$700.00


Owls Do Cry by Frame Janet

Christchurch, New Zealand: Pegasus, 1958. Second. Cloth. Good/Good. Janet Frame's first novel, Owls Do Cry draws on many details of her own life. Her childhood was shadowed by poverty, sickness, and accidental death, and shaped by the power of the spoke…

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$700.00


47 Nudes by Newton Helmut

London: Thames and Hudson, 1982. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. …

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$120.00


Faces in the Water by Frame Janet

Pegasus, 1961. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fair/Good. NZ Fiction Ex Library. New Front and rear end papers, Dust Jacket protected with Brodart Clear Mylar archival cover - some gum residue on dust jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. …

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$600.00


The River War by Winston Churchill

London: Longmans, Green & Co, 1899. First Edition. Buckram. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. An Account of the Reconquest of the Sudan. Longmans & Co, 1899 First edition. Two volumes, both in original black cloth with gilt titles and decorations to spine …

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$2,900.00


Scented Gardens for the Blind by Frame Janet

Christchurch, New Zealand: Pegasus, 1963. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/very good. Dustjacket in Brodart archival clear cover. 192 pages Janet Frame's 4th book, …

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$500.00


pocket Mirror, The by Frame Janet

New York: Braziller, 1967. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/very good. Dust Jacket protected in a new Brodart cover. Dedicated to a publisher in USA. Some rubbing to dustjacket. Signed with a dedication to Helen Dresser - a Random House Representative. It…

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$1,100.00


Peter Pan and Wendy by Barrie J. M

Great Britain: Brockhampton Press, 1967. Second edition. Good. mabel Lucie Attwell. 267 pp Blue illustrated boards in blue and white with red Titles DJ in same colours. DJ has tape marks and badly torn 1 inch piece missing from base of spine. and on r…

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$150.00


Prince and the Pauper, The by Clemens Samuel (Mark Twain)

New York: Books, Inc., 1930. Cloth. Very Good. Book Cloth. 244 pages. Undated. Blue/Green faux leather boards with black writing - some wear to boards. …

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$50.00


Edge Of the Alphabet, The by Frame Janet

Christchurch, New Zealand: Pegasus, 1962. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/very good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Dustjacket protected in Brodart clear archival cover. Small triangle missing on front free endpaper. Penned name on same page. 223 pages n…

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$600.00


New Net Goes Fishing, The by Ihimaera Witi

New Zealand: Heinemann, 1977. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Fair. First Edition First Printing. 122 pages, plastic cover over dust wrapper, owner name on fixed front flyleaf and dedication on back of free front fly leaf. …

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$122.00


The Vintner's Luck by Elizabeth Knox

Wellington, New Zealand: Victoria University Press, 1998. First Edition. Glossy Pictorial Cover. Very Good. In clear mylar Brodart cover - Owners single name also. Flat signed by author on title page. First editions/first printings have no mention of an…

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$550.00


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