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The Last Unicorn by LPB006938PB - 1968

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The Last Unicorn by LPB006938PB - 1968

The Last Unicorn

by LPB006938PB

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First Printing. The author's beloved classic signed on half-title page with his signature 'face' in the hump of the P. In blue boards with black spine cloth and type on spine in light blue, purple and yellow inks with some light pigment loss. Top page ends tinted red with some spotting. Book is square. Top corners bumped/split and soiling to top of front board and bottom corner of same with a few marks to top rear corner. Assumed previous owner's name and date/location of acquisition or signature to top of half-title page as well. Interior otherwise clean and binding solid. Jacket is unclipped ($4.95) with chipping primarily to corners and top of spine. Several short tears to top of front panel, bottom front corner and top of spine. General edgewear/rubbing to panel edges and flap creases and a few nicks to edges. Tanning to top and spine edge of front panel, spine - visible on inside with stain - and flap ends and edges. Some scuffing to spine. Scarce.

  • Bookseller Lost Paddle Books, IOBA US (US)
  • Format/Binding Hardcover
  • Book Condition Used - Good
  • Jacket Condition Good
  • Quantity Available 1
  • Edition First US Edition/First Printing
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Publisher The Viking Press
  • Place of Publication New York
  • Date Published 1968
VOYAGE PITTORESQUE ET ROMANTIQUE SUR LA CHEMINEE.
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VOYAGE PITTORESQUE ET ROMANTIQUE SUR LA CHEMINEE.

by BRES. M. (JEAN PIERRE).

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Louis Janet. Paris. ND. 1828. FIRST EDITION. 6mo. (5.1 x 3.2 inches). 166pp. 8 finely hand coloured plates, each with tissue guard. Two previous owner bookplates on front blank endpapers. Fine early binding of full tan calf. Both boards with blind stamped decorative design within a gilt ruled line border. Spine with decorative gilt bands, the compartments blind decorated and lettered in gilt. Board edges with gilt decorative roll design. Marbled endpapers. Gilt inner dentelles. All edges gilt. Some rubbing and minor bumping to the corners but overall a very good and attractive copy of this charming and unusual little book, a fantasy voyage through the perspective of household objects. The book is undated, but the Bibliotheque Nationale de France catalogue gives the publication date as 1828.
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Lanark: A Life in 4 Books [Signed, Limited Edition]
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Lanark: A Life in 4 Books [Signed, Limited Edition]

by Gray, Alasdair

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  • near fine
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket Condition
Fine
Binding
Hardcover
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Ridgewood, New York, United States
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Edinburgh: Canongate, 1985. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine. First thus; limited "definitive" edition. No. 195 of one thousand copies signed and numbered by Gray on the front free endpaper. Octavo (9.5 x 6.5 in.), 560pp., black textured paper boards, gilt-stamped on boards and spine, in dust jacket. Gray's first book, over which he labored intermittently for more than two decades before finally seeing it through to publication in 1981. Something of a cult classic, though increasingly recognized as not only Gray's masterpiece but one of the 20th century's most impressive feats of the imagination. A near fine copy, with a ½ x ¼ in. oval moisture stain to textblock top, light wear at heel of spine, and a smudge of shelf soiling to the bottom tip of textblock. Unclipped "£15" jacket also near fine, with just mild sunning to spine. Quite handsome.
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The Yellow fairy book
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The Yellow fairy book

by LANG, Andrew

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Used - Near Fine
Edition
First
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Hardcover
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1894 1ed Yellow Fairy Book Andrew Lang Thumbelina Emperors New Clothes Andersen

"Once upon a time…"

Andrew Lang's Fairy Books are a series of children stories that were published in a collection of "colors." The collection includes nearly 800 stories both true and fiction all of which feature impressive illustrations throughout. The Yellow Fairy Book features a collection of tales from all over the world including works of Hans Christian Andersen's 'Thumbelina' and 'The Emperor's New Clothes'.
Item number: #16547
Price: $599
LANG, Andrew
The Yellow fairy book…
London; New York: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1894. First edition.

Details:

· Collation: Complete with all pages
o xvi, 321, [3]
o Including 22 full-page engravings as well as many in text illustrations of H.J. Ford
·
Provenance: Handwritten – Esther Blaikie MacKinnon, 1895
o
Esther Blaikie MacKinnon (1885–1934) was a Scottish artist, who was known for her paintings and engravings. During her career, MacKinnon… Read More
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Topper Takes a Trip
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Topper Takes a Trip

by Smith, James Thorne (1892-1934)

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Used - Very Good
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Very Good
Edition
First
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Hardcover
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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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325 pages with illustrations by Herbert F. Roese. Octavo (8" x 5 1/2") bound in original publisher's burgundy cloth with gilt spine lettering and front board decoratively blind stamped in original pictorial jacket. First edition.The beloved characters--mortal and immortal--of Topper return in this uproarious romp through the south of France. One of Thorne Smith's best-loved comedies, it proves once again that he is the undisputed master of urbane wit and sophisticated repartee. Cosmo Topper, the mild-mannered bank manager who was persuaded to take a walk on the wild side by the ghosts of George and Marion Kerby in Topper, finds himself reunited with his dyspeptic wife for an extended vacation on the Riviera. But he doesn't have long to enjoy the peace and quiet before the irrepressible Kerbys materialize once again and start causing fracases, confusing the citizenry, alarming the gendarmes, getting naked, and turning every occasion into revelry or melee. Soon Marion decides that Topper as a ghost… Read More
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The Hobbit or There and Back Again
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The Hobbit or There and Back Again

by Tolkien, J.R.R.

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  • good
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Good
Jacket Condition
Poor
Edition
Second Edition/6th Printing
Binding
Hardcover
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Albany, California, United States
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Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1958. Second Edition/6th Printing. Hardcover. Good/Poor. Tenth Impression overall of the US Edition as stated on the front jacket flap. In light green cloth with blue type and cap motif. Several faint splash stains to top and front page ends. One small spot to middle of spine. Rear bottom corner slighty soft, but corners sharp overall. Endpapers of Thror's map lovely in black and white. Full color frontispiece with 'Printed in Great Britain' to copyright page. Front hinge is starting to split at top third at verso of ffep and bottom 2/3 at page following with 1/4 inch transverse tear between, but binding still solid. A few small dark spots/stains to page following ffep and 2-3 after as well as tops of 3-4 pages, otherwise nice and clean. Scarce jacket is clipped at bottom of front flap with chipping at corners, 3/4 inch split to bottom of front flap crease and 1 3/4 inch split to bottom of rear flap crease. Larger 1 inch wide by 3/4 inch chip missing to top of spine… Read More
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VOYAGE PITTORESQUE ET ROMANTIQUE SUR LA CHEMINEE.
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VOYAGE PITTORESQUE ET ROMANTIQUE SUR LA CHEMINEE.

by BRES. M. (JEAN PIERRE).

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  • Hardcover
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Condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
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London, Greater London, United Kingdom
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Louis Janet. Paris. ND. 1828. FIRST EDITION. 6mo. (5.1 x 3.2 inches). 166pp. 8 finely hand coloured plates, each with tissue guard. Two previous owner bookplates on front blank endpapers. Fine early binding of full tan calf. Both boards with blind stamped decorative design within a gilt ruled line border. Spine with decorative gilt bands, the compartments blind decorated and lettered in gilt. Board edges with gilt decorative roll design. Marbled endpapers. Gilt inner dentelles. All edges gilt. Some rubbing and minor bumping to the corners but overall a very good and attractive copy of this charming and unusual little book, a fantasy voyage through the perspective of household objects. The book is undated, but the Bibliotheque Nationale de France catalogue gives the publication date as 1828.
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Lanark: A Life in 4 Books [Signed, Limited Edition]
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Lanark: A Life in 4 Books [Signed, Limited Edition]

by Gray, Alasdair

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  • near fine
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket Condition
Fine
Binding
Hardcover
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Edinburgh: Canongate, 1985. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine. First thus; limited "definitive" edition. No. 195 of one thousand copies signed and numbered by Gray on the front free endpaper. Octavo (9.5 x 6.5 in.), 560pp., black textured paper boards, gilt-stamped on boards and spine, in dust jacket. Gray's first book, over which he labored intermittently for more than two decades before finally seeing it through to publication in 1981. Something of a cult classic, though increasingly recognized as not only Gray's masterpiece but one of the 20th century's most impressive feats of the imagination. A near fine copy, with a ½ x ¼ in. oval moisture stain to textblock top, light wear at heel of spine, and a smudge of shelf soiling to the bottom tip of textblock. Unclipped "£15" jacket also near fine, with just mild sunning to spine. Quite handsome.
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The Yellow fairy book
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The Yellow fairy book

by LANG, Andrew

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  • Hardcover
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Edition
First
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Hardcover
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1894 1ed Yellow Fairy Book Andrew Lang Thumbelina Emperors New Clothes Andersen

"Once upon a time…"

Andrew Lang's Fairy Books are a series of children stories that were published in a collection of "colors." The collection includes nearly 800 stories both true and fiction all of which feature impressive illustrations throughout. The Yellow Fairy Book features a collection of tales from all over the world including works of Hans Christian Andersen's 'Thumbelina' and 'The Emperor's New Clothes'.
Item number: #16547
Price: $599
LANG, Andrew
The Yellow fairy book…
London; New York: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1894. First edition.

Details:

· Collation: Complete with all pages
o xvi, 321, [3]
o Including 22 full-page engravings as well as many in text illustrations of H.J. Ford
·
Provenance: Handwritten – Esther Blaikie MacKinnon, 1895
o
Esther Blaikie MacKinnon (1885–1934) was a Scottish artist, who was known for her paintings and engravings. During her career, MacKinnon… Read More
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A$946.48
Topper Takes a Trip
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Topper Takes a Trip

by Smith, James Thorne (1892-1934)

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  • Hardcover
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Condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket Condition
Very Good
Edition
First
Binding
Hardcover
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325 pages with illustrations by Herbert F. Roese. Octavo (8" x 5 1/2") bound in original publisher's burgundy cloth with gilt spine lettering and front board decoratively blind stamped in original pictorial jacket. First edition.The beloved characters--mortal and immortal--of Topper return in this uproarious romp through the south of France. One of Thorne Smith's best-loved comedies, it proves once again that he is the undisputed master of urbane wit and sophisticated repartee. Cosmo Topper, the mild-mannered bank manager who was persuaded to take a walk on the wild side by the ghosts of George and Marion Kerby in Topper, finds himself reunited with his dyspeptic wife for an extended vacation on the Riviera. But he doesn't have long to enjoy the peace and quiet before the irrepressible Kerbys materialize once again and start causing fracases, confusing the citizenry, alarming the gendarmes, getting naked, and turning every occasion into revelry or melee. Soon Marion decides that Topper as a ghost… Read More
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The Hobbit or There and Back Again
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The Hobbit or There and Back Again

by Tolkien, J.R.R.

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  • good
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Good
Jacket Condition
Poor
Edition
Second Edition/6th Printing
Binding
Hardcover
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Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1958. Second Edition/6th Printing. Hardcover. Good/Poor. Tenth Impression overall of the US Edition as stated on the front jacket flap. In light green cloth with blue type and cap motif. Several faint splash stains to top and front page ends. One small spot to middle of spine. Rear bottom corner slighty soft, but corners sharp overall. Endpapers of Thror's map lovely in black and white. Full color frontispiece with 'Printed in Great Britain' to copyright page. Front hinge is starting to split at top third at verso of ffep and bottom 2/3 at page following with 1/4 inch transverse tear between, but binding still solid. A few small dark spots/stains to page following ffep and 2-3 after as well as tops of 3-4 pages, otherwise nice and clean. Scarce jacket is clipped at bottom of front flap with chipping at corners, 3/4 inch split to bottom of front flap crease and 1 3/4 inch split to bottom of rear flap crease. Larger 1 inch wide by 3/4 inch chip missing to top of spine… Read More
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Christopher Lee’s New Chamber of Horrors

Christopher Lee’s New Chamber of Horrors

by Peter Haining

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Condition
Used - Very Good+
Jacket Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 13
9780285621527
ISBN 10
0285621521
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Belleville, Illinois, United States
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binding generally clean, straight & tight. Internals are clean, though pages have darkened which is common enough with many of these UK titles due to the paper stock selected. Unclipped wrapper has rubbing/dust dulling but no tears, chips or creases.
11/2023
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The Ghouls
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The Ghouls

by Haining, Peter ed

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  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good+
Jacket Condition
Very Good
Edition
Second Printing
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 13
9780813813653
ISBN 10
0813813654
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Stein & Day, New York, 1972 (Second Printing- first published 1971), 8vo., 383. quarter red cloth over green paper boards
Book has a rear lower bumped corner and a bump to lower front. There also is some soiling(red) to the front and rear boards. Internals very clean. Unclipped jacket has a "scrunch" with accompanying "waves" to the lower rear with a crease extending to the flap fold. (please see images).
Inv. # 63596 TG* bds 7/2023
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The Man Who Lost His Head
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The Man Who Lost His Head

by Claire Huchet Bishop

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket Condition
Very Good
Edition
Reprint Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Salem, Oregon, United States
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The Man Who Lost His Head. By Claire Huchet Bishop. Viking Press, Copyright Renewed 1970. 16th Impression thus. Exlib. VG/VG unclipped DJ. Original cover price $3.56. Wrap-around blue and white endpapers show a headless man walking past farm animals on his way to the fair to look for his head there. Pages are bright. Now protected in a mylar wrap. A fantasy illustrated by Robert McCloskey, author and illustrator of "Make Way For Ducklings". Summary: "A man wakes up to find that he has no head, so he goes looking for it." Hard title to find.
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The Elephant's Child: Just So Stories Series
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The Elephant's Child: Just So Stories Series

by Kipling, Rudyard

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Used - Very Good
Jacket Condition
No DJ Included
Edition
First Edition Thus
Binding
Hardcover
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Kipling, Rudyard: The Elephant's Child, Just So Stories Series. 1942 First Edition Thus, Garden City Publishing. Beautifully illustrated by R.F. Rojankovsky. CHILDREN'S BOOK. Story Summary: "Because of his 'satiable curiosity' about what the crocodile has for dinner, the elephant's child and all elephants thereafter have long trunks." Used. VG condition/ No DJ included. Unpaged. 7 X 9 1/2
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Little May and Her Friend Conscience
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Little May and Her Friend Conscience

by Marianne Parrot

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Used - Very Good
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No DJ Included
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Little May and Her Friend Conscience. Used. Very Good+ Condition. RARE/SCARCE. ANTIQUARIAN CHILDREN'S BOOK. Thomas Nelson & Sons First Edition, 1876. Color front paper paste-down label is in good shape. Complete. Dark Blue, blind-stamped boards. Pocket-size. 70 pages plus adverts.
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A Journey To The Centre Of The Earth

A Journey To The Centre Of The Earth

by Verne, Jules

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  • Hardcover
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Used - Very Good
Jacket Condition
Good
Edition
Book Club Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Jules Verne: Jules A Journey To The Centre Of The Earth 1959 Dodd, Mead Science Fiction Book Club Edition. Special introduction by Arthur C. Clarke. USED. VG/G original red, black and white Jean Morton dust jacket. Spine of jacket is skinned by price label removal. Beige boards, red topstain, 226 pages, binding is tight. Plot summary:" In Jules Verne's JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH, a geology professor, Otto Lindenbrock, and his nephew Axel discover and decode an ancient document that purports to show that a dormant volcano holds a secret entrance to a series of caverns leading to a subterranean world at the earth's center. In the name of scientific discovery, they follow the instructions and undertake a hazardous journey deep within the earth..."
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The Case Against Satan
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The Case Against Satan

by Russell, Ray

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  • first
Condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
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black cloth binding. First Printing. boards have light edgewear, corners curved in slightly. Unclipped wrapper has a 15 mm open tear on the front at the top, minor soiling. Overall, a very tidy copy of Russell's first novel.
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The Bone People
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The Bone People

by Hulme, Keri

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  • Hardcover
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Used - Very Good
Jacket Condition
Very Good
Edition
Stated 2nd Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 13
9780807112847
ISBN 10
0807112844
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Hulme, Keri: The Bone People. Louisiana State University Press, A tale of New Zealand. Stated United States First Edition, 1985. 450 pages, indexed. WINNER OF THE PEGASUS PRIZE FOR LITERATURE AND THE BOOKER PRIZE. Used. Very Good/Very Good unclipped original $17.95 dust jacket. Summary: "The Bone People, first published in 1984 by Spiral, New Zealand. About this book: The Bone People is an unusual story of love. It is unusual in the telling, the subject matter, and the form of love that the story depicts. This is in no way a romance; it is filled with violence, fear, and twisted emotions. At the story's core, however, are three people who struggle very hard to figure out what love is and how to find it. Hulme won New Zealand's Pegasus Prize for Literature (1984) for The Bone People. Then the book went on to win the prestigious Booker Prize (1985).
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The Satanic Mill
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The Satanic Mill

by Preussler, Otfried

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Used - Very Good+
Jacket Condition
Very Good+
Edition
Third Printing
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 13
9780027751703
ISBN 10
0027751708
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First US Edition/Third Printing**. Binding is clean, straight & very tight. Some little shelf wear but corners are square. On the ffep there is a gift inscription - but no other markings detected. Unclipped wrapper has wear at spine head and tail, also at upper front flap fold. Rear flap fold has a crease. Reverse has minor soiling. No tears, chips, other creasing or tape repairs/re-enforcements.
Inv. # 63666 TSM* bds 9/2023
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Strategem and Other Stories (Short story index reprint series)
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Strategem and Other Stories (Short story index reprint series)

by Crowley, Aleister

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Condition
Used - Near Fine
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 13
9780836939729
ISBN 10
0836939727
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Hardcover, Books for Libraries Press, Freeport, New York. 139p.This 1971 edition reprinted from the 1929 Mandrake. Silver titles on spine, Book for Libraries emblem blind-stamped lower right front board. Front pastedown has ghost of a bookseller's sticker; rear pastedown shows what appears to be an Army/Navy surplus stamp in red. A few tiny dark marks near the blind stamp and some soiling to top rear board. Minor blemishes withstanding, this is a very nice, collectible copy.Inv. # 32586 bds 2022
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