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The Eye of the World
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The Eye of the World: Book One of the Wheel of Time series

by Robert Jordan

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  • Hardcover
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Condition
Used - Fine-
Edition
First UK Hardcover Edition - First Printing
Binding
Hardcover
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The Eye of the World (Book One of the Wheel of Time) by Robert Jordan. Hardcover First UK Edition - First Printing Orbit 1991 (true first edition TOR/Tom Doherty & Assoc. US 1990). Fine- in Fine- Dust Jacket. A near perfect copy with typical aging to the text-block with a hint it was probably read once, very slight aging to the boards, straight corners, slight hint of shelf-wear, tiny pinpricks to the upper and lower front corners of the jacket. Still a superior copy. NOTE: The pictures are of the actual item for sale, not stock photos. All books in jackets come with dust jacket covers. NOTE on edition: The true first edition/first printing was published by TOR/Tom Doherty & Assoc. in only about 2000 trade hardcover copies, the balance in trade paperbacks with many of the former going to libraries. Because of rising demand, TOR modified some of the trade paperbacks into hardcovers for a second state of about 1000 copies. Orbit UK released the book in hardcover probably in about the same number, 2000… Read More
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The Great Hunt
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The Great Hunt: Book Two of the Wheel of Time series

by Robert Jordan

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  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Near Fine+
Edition
First UK Hardcover Edition - First Printing
Binding
Hardcover
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The Great Hunt (Book Two of the Wheel of Time) by Robert Jordan Hardcover First UK Edition - First Printing Orbit/Macdonald UK 1991. £13.99 cover price. Features alternative dust jacket artwork by Melvin Grant (different from the US edition) and also a large illustration of the Dark One on the end-papers. Near Fine+ in Near Fine Dust Jacket. An outwardly nice nice copy, some shelf-wear and it shows slight signs of having been read but not too extensive. Some natural aging to the text-block bit very little toning as is common with UK editions. A bit of shelf-wear to the top of the spine and at the corners. The dust jacket is near fine+/fine-, and completely intact. It would have been near perfect save some staining to the upper back (not seen on the front), probably from impressing from the upper spine, and nicks to corners, and a tiny slit to the bottom front, else still a great copy, better than it sounds, and the only copy available as of this writing.
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A Little Hatred, The Trouble with Peace, The Wisdom of Crowds
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A Little Hatred, The Trouble with Peace, The Wisdom of Crowds: The Age of Madness Trilogy

by Joe Abercrombie

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  • Fine
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Fine
Edition
First US Editions
Binding
Hardcover
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A Little Hatred Book One of The Age of Madness by Joe Abercrombie (part of the Age of Madness series beginning with "A Little Hatred") First US Edition - First Printing New York: Orbit US, 2019. Signed by Abercrombie in his characteristic minimalist style on the front end-paper. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket. (Fine
in Fine Dust Jacket, essentially a brand new unread copy, (Also
released in the UK by Gollancz and a signed-limited edition by
Subterranean Press.) The Trouble with Peace Book Two of The Age of Madness by Joe Abercrombie (part of the Age of Madness series beginning with "A Little Hatred") First US Edition - First Printing New York: Orbit US, 2020. Signed by Abercrombie in his characteristic minimalist style on the front end-paper. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket. Fine
in Fine Dust Jacket, essentially a brand new unread copy, (Also
released in the UK by Gollancz and a signed-limited edition by
Subterranean Press.) The Wisdom of Crowds Book Three of The Age of Madness by Joe Abercrombie (part of… Read More
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The Touch
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The Touch

by F. Paul Wilson

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  • Fine
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Fine
Edition
First Signed-Limited Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Oakland, California
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The Touch by F. Paul Wilson Hardcover First Signed Limited Edition Grantham NH: Borderlands Press, 2003. 1/1000 copies signed by the author, this is copy no. 589. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket as new and unread.Media mail $6.00 or priority mail $9.50. NOTE: Pictures are of the actual book for sale not stock photos. Generally, all sales are FINAL.
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$65.00
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Gwendy's Final Task (signed by Chizmar)
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Gwendy's Final Task (signed by Chizmar): Third Gwendy Book

by Stephen King & Richard Chizmar

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  • Fine
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Fine
Edition
First Edition - First Printing
Binding
Hardcover
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Oakland, California
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Gwendy's Final Task by Stephen King & Richard Chizmar (preceded by Gwendy's Button Box and Gwendy's Magic Feather) Hardcover First Edition - First Printing Baltimore: Cemetery Dance, 2022. SIGNED by Chizmar. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket as NEW. $6.00 media mail shipping, $9.50 priority mail padded mailer. NOTE: All pictures are of the book for sale, not stock photos. All sales generally final.
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Army and Navy Series: Brave Old Salt or Life on the Quarter Deck
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Army and Navy Series: Brave Old Salt or Life on the Quarter Deck: A Story of the Great Rebellion

by Oliver Optic

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  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Very Good+
Edition
1894/1910 Edition with Jacket
Binding
Hardcover
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Army and Navy Series: Brave Old Salt or Life on the Quarter Deck A Story of the Great Rebellion by Oliver Optic Hardcover Edition Boston: Lee and Shepard Publishers, 1894 or circa 1894-1910. The first edition probably appeared in 1866. Oliver Optic wrote many novels set during the American Civil War, often called "The Blue and the Gray" series.

Issue Points: Red pictorial boards, original copyright 1866 and renewed 1894 as per the copyright page. Clothed in a tan pictorial dust jacket which replicates the boards, without a price, blurb or text on the flaps, which probably means it was issued prior to no later than 1910 possibly pre-1900. (Blurbs on dust jackets began to appear circa 1906-7.)

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ Dust Jacket. Probably scarce in original dust jacket. Book itself is relatively clean, firm binding with text-block firm to the boards (NO hinge splitting at all), boards clean, typical age-toning to the pages. Typical shelf-wear and aging, to be expected. Dust Jacket is… Read More
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Sacrarum Caeremoniarum sive rituum ecclesiasticorum s. rom. ecclesisae. libri tres.
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Sacrarum Caeremoniarum sive rituum ecclesiasticorum s. rom. ecclesisae. libri tres.: Hac postrema editione magno studio ac vigilan tia recogniti aucti locupletati. Universis Eclessiastici, non tam jucundi, quam utiles & necessarii

by (Pope Gregory the Great)

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
Venice Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Oakland, California
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Sacrarum Caeremoniarum sive rituum ecclesiasticorum s. rom. ecclesisae. libri tres. Hac postrema editione magno studio ac vigilan tia recogniti aucti locupletati. Universis Eclessiastici, non tam jucundi, quam utiles & necessarii. Venetiis apud Juntas, M. D. LXXXII Loosely translates: The Sacred/Holy Ceremonies and Rituals of the Roman clergy in three books. This last edition has been expanded with great care and vigilance. Necessary and useful for all clergy of the Roman Church. Printed in Venice (Italy) by Juntas, 1582. A religious book on the clerical and ecclesiastical ceremonies of the Roman Church, probably post Council of Trent under Pope Gregory IX (1517-1586). Probably a counter-reformation ceremony book. Numerous in-text woodcut illustrations of Roman Catholic ceremonies and Holy Orders and one full-page (frontispiece). Size, Binding: Small folio, measuring 10x7x1.5" (25.5x18x4 cm), limp beige vellum binding (i.e. animal skin) probably dating from close to the time of its printing.… Read More
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Dark Tower: The Gunslinger, DT II: The Drawing of the Three, DT III: The Waste Lands, DT IV:...
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Dark Tower: The Gunslinger, DT II: The Drawing of the Three, DT III: The Waste Lands, DT IV: Wizard and Glass, DT V: Wolves of the Calla, DT VI: Song of Susannah, DT VII: The Dark Tower, The Wind Through the Keyhole: complete Dark set 1984-2004 plus Wind Through the Keyhole,

by Stephen King

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  • Fine
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Fine
Edition
Gunslinger Second Edition, first editions the rest
Binding
Hardcover
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The Complete Dark Tower Series in a Set of Seven Volumes in First Editions except for The Gunslinger which is a second edition, three are artist editions plus "The Wind in the Keyhole" for a total of eight books all published by Donald M. Grant. (These are NOT the later Viking editions.)
Includes slipcases for all volumes. Slipcase 1 (for DT 1-3) and Slipcase 3 (DT 6-7) are Grant issues, and Slipcase 2 (DT 4-5) is after-market by the Casemaker, slightly higher than the other two but in a nearly identical style. (Grant issue slipcases for the DT books are no longer available from the publisher)
The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger by Stephen King illustrated by Michael Whelan with 5 color plate illustrations, one of which is two-page, $20.00 cover price Hardcover Second Edition West Kingston, RI: Donald M. Grant, 1984 Reportedly issued in only 10,000 copies.
(The true first edition was issued in 1982 also in 10,000 trade copies and 500 signed-limited copies, the former now runs about $2500 to $4000, and I… Read More
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Nine Princes in Amber The Guns of Avalon The Sign of the Unicorn The Hand of Oberon The Courts of...
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Nine Princes in Amber The Guns of Avalon The Sign of the Unicorn The Hand of Oberon The Courts of Chaos: Complete Amber Chronicles First Series, two signed by Zelazny

by Roger Zelazny

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  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Fine-
Edition
Four First Editions, one Second Hardcover Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Five-Volume Amber First Chronicles First Edition Set, except for Nine Princes which is a second edition issued by a small press in a limited run. Two books are signed by Zelazny!
Nine Princes in Amber by Roger Zelazny (author of Lord of Light) Hardcover Second Edition - First Printing Boston: Gregg Press, 1979. Wrap-around dust jacket artwork, a frontispiece plate, and three additional b&w plates by Freff. The only edition of the first Chronicles of Amber illustrated. (true first edition Doubleday, 1970) Black boards in a two color blue and black wrap-around artwork jacket. Copyright page with 1970 and states "First Printing, 1979" Fine in Fine- Dust Jacket with just a bit of rubbing at corners and extremities, but still an exceptionally nice copy. In my opinion the best edition of this book, and more difficult to find than the Doubleday first edition. Probably issued in only 500 to 1000 copies at most.
Note on Edition: Many of the original first printing copies of Nine Princes in Amber issued by… Read More
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La Flordia Antique Map First Printed Map of Florida Peninsula including Texas Louisiana Alabama...
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La Flordia Antique Map First Printed Map of Florida Peninsula including Texas Louisiana Alabama Mexico Ortelius 1584: from "Theatrum orbis terrarum" 1584 Hand-Colored

by Geronimo de Chiaves & Abraham Ortelius

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  • near fine
  • first
Condition
Used - Near Fine
Edition
from the 1584 edition of Theatrum orbis terrarum
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La Florida Antiquarian/Antique Hand-Colored Map displaying Southeast North America, what is now the South-Eastern United States with parts of what are now the states of Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas and Mexico. Map 6 x 9 inches on rag paper (aka laid paper) sheet 8.25 x 10.3 inches. This map is regarded as the first printed map to feature the Florida peninsula when the territory was owned by the Spanish Empire areas of the New World. It first appeared in the 1584 edition of "Theatrum orbis terrarum". (The first edition of "Theatrum" was 1570 but did not include this map.)This engraved map is based on a drawing by Geronimo de Chiaves (1523-1574), the royal cosmographer and cartographer to Philip II, king of Spain. and appeared in 'Theatrum orbis terrarum' published by Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598) in 1584. 'Cum Privilegio' in decorative cartouche on upper right. This map is probably based on accounts by members of the Hernando de Soto expedition (1539-1543) and is considered the first published map… Read More
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Indian Fairy Tales (Native American)
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Indian Fairy Tales (Native American)

by Lewis Allen

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  • near fine
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Near Fine
Edition
First Edition - First Printing
Binding
Hardcover
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Book of Native American/Indian Fairy Tales. Worldcat/OCLC lists only 25 copies in all libraries worldwide. (I could find no auction records)
Indian Fairy Tales by Lewis Allen Hardcover First Edition - First Printing Boston: John W. Luce & Company, 1912. Copyright shown as 1912 by L.E. Bassett with No indication of later printings on the copyright page indicating a first printing. A compilation of Native American/Indian stories, fairy tales and fables. (probably issued with a dust jacket, long since separated from the book)
Book itself is just about fine with no flaws, only natural aging. The pages are very crisp and clean, somewhat higher-quality paper than typical of the period.
ALSO: The pictures are of the actual item for sale. (The pictures are NOT stock photos.)
IMPORTANT NOTE: All sales are generally FINAL. I do NOT accept returns because of buyer's remorse, "it was a gift but the recipient already had it", or "I found the same book(s) at a better price". I am not selling new items to compete… Read More
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chamber of Secrets, Prisoner of Azkaban, Goblet of...
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chamber of Secrets, Prisoner of Azkaban, Goblet of Fire, Order of the Phoenix, Half-Blood Prince, and HP and the Deathly Hallows: Signature Edition Hardcover Set of 7 Volumes in Slipcase

by J.K. Rowling (Joanne Rowling)

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  • Fine
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Fine
Edition
First Signature Edition Set - First Printings
Binding
Hardcover
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Complete Harry Potter First Signature UK Hardcover Edition Set published by Bloomsbury in 2011! Seven first printing copies. Comes with original cardboard laminated slipcase in very good condition (not fine), generally intact but with slits repaired with binders tape and fraying. NOT Raincoast/Canadian, and NOT Australian.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (black boards, aka Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone), HP and the Chamber of Secrets (red boards), HP and the Prisoner of Azkaban (green boards), HP and the Goblet of Fire (orange boards), HP and the Order of the Phoenix (purple boards), HP and the Half-Blood Prince (magenta/red boards), HP and the Deathly Hallows (dark blue boards) by J.K. Rowling, cover artwork on front and back of the dust jackets by Clair Melinsky. Hardcover First UK Signature Edition - First Printings London: Bloomsbury, 2011. Unpriced copies, probably for the export market. All copies essentially Fine in Fine Dust Jackets, a nearly perfect unread copies save a hint… Read More
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