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    The Great Escape (FIRST PAPERBACK PRINTING) by (Vintage Paperbacks) BRICKHILL, Paul

    Greenwich, CT: Fawcett Crest, 1950. First Paperback Edition. Original wraps. Very Good +. 4 1/8 X 7 Inches. 223 PP. First paperback edition, published in the same year as the hardcover. An unusually nice copy that appears unread (spine unbroken). Slight creast to upper corner of first few pages. Hint of wear to edges.


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    £165.00

    Slavery Pictures From the Depths by Bart Kennedy

    London: Anthony Treherne and Co Ltd�, 1905. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. Bart Kennedy Slavery Pictures From the Depths first edition 1905 is for sale. The original dark blue binding with gilt lettering to the front board and spine are in Very Good condition with marks to the front and spine, and wear to the top and bottom of the spine. There are 367 numbered pages which are in Very Good condition that has an owner’s signature to the blank front free endpaper and to page 367; and light browning to the blank endpapers. OAN008


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    Chen Baoying maternity science book(Chinese Edition) by CHEN BAO YING

    China Population Publishing House Pub. Date :2010-. paperback. New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.Paperback. Pages Number: 307 Language: Chinese. Publisher: China Population Publishing House Pub. Date :2010-03-01. Contents: Part 1 of the fertile soil out seedlings before pregnancy. pre-pregnancy preparation is the key pre-pregnancy on the first reading with a positive attitude to make eugenic prepared for pregnant mothers age. do not worry too much about pregnancy calculate the economic loss to be a simple plan for the birth to 29 years for women 24 best years of tooth growth in summer an... Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back.


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    Under the Deodars by Rudyard Kipling

    London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, 1888. First edition. Paperback. Good +/no dust jacket. Under the Deodars by Rudyard Kipling is for sale. Under the Deodars is in the Indian Railway Library series Number 4. Under the Deodars Indian Railway Library was published in the UK by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington in London. Under the Deodars soft covers are in Good condition being complete with very small loss to the top edge of the front cover, some fading, and loss to over fifty per cent of the spine, but the covers and pages are still attached to the rest of the book after more than 120 years. The pages are exceptionally clean with only the most minimal of age toning. RUD044


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    £185.00

    Sporting Novels: Handley Cross or Mr. Jorrock's Hunt, Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour, Hawbuck Grange, Plain or Ringlets, Ask Mamma, Mr Facey Romford's Hounds (six volumes) by Robert Smith Surtees

    London: Bradbury, Agnew & Co., 1880. Hardcover. Good. Phiz (Hablot Knight Browne); John Leech. Six volumes of Surtees' popular humorous hunting themed novels. Featuring 88 hand coloured steel engraved plates by John Leech and Hablot Knight Browne (Phiz) plus hand-coloured title pages and dozens of b/w wood engravings within the text. No date but c.1880. 8vo. (230x160mm) Half leather with marbled boards, matching marbling to end-papers. Top edge gilt. One label to spine missing, others faded, some replaced. Light foxing to fore-edges but contents bright and clean, bindings nice and tight. Good.


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    Destination Unknown by Agatha Christie

    London: Collins, 1954. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good +/very good +. Agatha Christie Destination Unknown is for sale from The First Edition. This very attractive Agatha Christie Destination Unknown dust jacket is green with black and white lettering to the front of the dust jacket and spine and with an advertisement to the back of the dust jacket for Agatha Christie A Pocket Full of Rye. The price of 10s 6d is still present to the front flap of the dust jacket. The dust jacket is in Very Good condition with a small closed tear to the top edge of the front of the dust jacket, wear to the corners and edges, small losses to the edge of the front flap at the crease and to the top left corner of the back of the dust jacket, and light dust staining to the back of the dust jacket. The binding is in Near Fine condition with only very minor signs of wear and a small mark to the bottom left corner of the back board. Agatha Christie Destination Unknown has 191 numbered pages that include plain white endpapers as required, a Half Title Page, a list of books by the same author, a Title Page, a Copyright Page, and a Dedication Page. The pages are in overall Very Good condition having only light age toning. AC091


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    Star Trek: Log Ten (SIGNED FIRST PRINTING) by (Science Fiction) FOSTER, Alan Dean

    New York: Ballantine, 1978. First Paperback Edition. Original wraps. Near Fine. 4 1/8 X 6 7/8 Inches. 250 Pages. Signed by Alan Dean Foster directly on the title page. Spine is unbroken. Looks to be an unread copy with only the slightest bit of wear to the edges.


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    Absolute Friends by John Le Carré

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2003. Signed First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/fine. Absolute Friends John Le Carré signed first edition book is for sale. Absolute Friends is a first edition book published by Hodder and Stoughton in London in 2003. Absolute Friends comes with its original dust jacket. The John Le Carré autograph is to the title page. Absolute Friends has a very attractive dust jacket design by gray318 which has John Le Carré Absolute Friends in large letters to the front of the dust jacket and the spine, and comments by The Sunday Telegraph, The Daily Mail, The Times Literary Supplement, The Observer, and The Times to the back of the dust jacket. The dust jacket is in Fine condition with the price still present to the front inside flap. John Le Carré Absolute Friends original red binding is very attractive with the front board and back board being plain and with black lettering to the spine. John Le Carré Absolute Friends binding is in Fine condition. John Le Carré Absolute Friends has 383 numbered pages with mauve front endpapers and rear endpapers, Half Title Page and Title Page. John Le Carré has boldly signed his name in black ink to the Title Page. OTHM038


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    $137.50

    DUNE (The Memorial Edition) by (Leather) HERBERT, Frank

    Norwalk, CT: The Easton Press, 1987. First Thus. Leather bound. Near Fine. 6 3/4 X 9 3/4 Inches. 517 PP. This is the limited "Memorial Edition" version of DUNE. This edition contains the tributes to Frank Herbert by Isaac Asimov, Poul Anderson, Ben Bova, Ray Bradbury, Harlan Ellison, Philip Jose Farmer and many more. Bound in genuine leather with 22 KT gold trim. Satin bookmark. AEG. A sharp copy with a hint of rubbing to gutters.


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    AUD $300.00

    Galerie de La Jeunesse Chretienne by N/A

    Paris: Chez Thieriot, Librairie, 1828. Leather Bound. Gilt on spine.. Original Binding, Expected Condition for age. Galerie de La Jeunesse Chretienne ou Choix D'Exemples De Devoument, De Charite, et De Preceptes qui sont les plus reaux ornemens de la riligion accompagni De Reflexions Morales, De Histoires Curieuses a instruire et a edifier la jeunesse, et a lui insiprir l'amour de Dieu et de ses devoirs. Quelques belles gravures sur bois.Gallery of Christian Youth or Choice of Examples of Devotion, Charity, and Precepts, which are the most ornaments of religion accompanied by Moral Reflections, Curious Histories to instruct and edify the youth, and to insitute it love of God and his duties. Some fine woodcut engravings. [see image scan]


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    Crown Oklahoma by Lehrer, Jim

    Thorndike, ME: Thorndike Press (1989). Large Print edition. Pictorial boards. 273 pages. No dust jacket, as issued. Signed by the author. A clean copy with little wear. "Likeable major and supporting characters, a strong setting, plus Mack's narrative wit all contribute to this highly readable, down-home, picaresque tale." - LJ . Very Good.


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    Gold by Chris Cleave

    UK: Sceptre, 2012. 1st. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Signed by Author. 1st printing First UK edition/First Printing. SIGNED by author to title page. Olympic tie-in. Fine unread condition.


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    £95.00

    The Son of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1917. First cheap edition. Hardcover. Good +/no dust jacket. The Son of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs is for sale. The Son of Tarzan is the first cheap edition. The Son of Tarzan was published by Grosset & Dunlap in New York in 1917. The Son of Tarzan original publisher’s red binding with black lettering to the front board and to the spine are in Good condition with minor minute surface losses to the boards and spine, knocks to the top and bottom of the spine and corners, and creases to the spine where the book has been opened and read. The Son of Tarzan has 312 numbered pages which are in Good condition being age toned throughout (possibly due to the quality of the paper during wartime) with a retailer’s tamp to the front free endpaper and a price in blue ink. MF73


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    The history of the University of Oxford, to the death of William the Conqueror. by Peshall (or Pechell), John

    Oxford, 1772. 8vo (21.5 cm, 8.5"). [2], 32, [6] pp.. [with his] The history of the University of Oxford, from the death of William the Conqueror, to the demise of Queen Elizabeth. Oxford: Pr. by W. Jackson & J. Lister for J. & F. Rivington, 1773. 4to (27.3 cm, 10.75"). [4], 264, [2] pp.     Bound together here are this author's first, 32-page history, tracing the story of education in Britain back to the Druids, and his much more extensive follow-up on Oxford's development including, e.g., passages on => politics, religious controversies, town–gown contretemps, and epidemics. Sir John Peshall (sometimes given Pechell, formerly Pearsall), sixth baronet, was a clergyman and antiquary known for his philanthropic activities; he was himself an Oxford man (BA 1739, MA 1745).     Provenance: Front pastedown with bookplate of the famed Hookham Circulating Library.          ESTC T63374 & T68757. Contemporary half calf and marbled paper–covered sides, rebacked and corners refurbished; marbled paper sides with surface wear. Front pastedown with bookplate as above, pastedown and free endpaper with small pencilled annotations. Octavo history with small portion torn away in outer margin (only) of final "Additions" leaf; quarto history with dust-soiling to title-page around edges of bound-in octavo and following leaves showing impression of bind-in. Occasional light foxing only, to both items, mostly confined to margins; quarto with a very few early inked corrections and annotations.


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    Alone at Last (Lesbian Interest); The frustrated bride, hopelessly bound to an older man... the boyish teenager, only too willing to put an end to that frustration!! by (Vintage Paperbacks) RUSSO, Paul

    New York: Midwood, 1965. Paperback Original (1st). Original wraps. Near Fine. 4 1/8 X 7 1/8 Inches. 155 PP. A nearly "As New" copy in unread condition. Spine unbroken. A high-grade example of an early classic with "Good Girl Art" cover by Paul Rader.


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    Lust Can't Hide; "He awoke to find himself tied down. Bitsy entered advising him that he was a captive sex slave, and he must allow both her and her mother to use him." by (Erotica) VAST, Jack

    Fresno, CA: National Library Books, 1965. First Paperback Edition. Original wraps. Near Fine. 4 1/8 X 6 3/4 Inches. 154 Pages plus ads. Unread copy! Cover art is bright! A highly collectible copy. Slightest of wear to top edge of rear cover.


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    To Kill a Mockingbird (FIRST PAPERBACK PRINTING) by (Literature) LEE, Harper

    New York: Popular Library, 1962. First Paperback Edition. Original wraps. Very Good +. 4 1/4 X 6 3/4 Inches. 284 PP. "Pulished in March, 1962" on copyright page. The first printing of the paperback version appears to have a few variants. The earliest issue we have encountered states "Over 80 Weeks on the Bestseller List", while this copy states 85 weeks. Original 60 cent price on front cover. A clean copy with hint of wear to edges and foot of spine. Tight binding. Introduction to this edition by Gregory Peck. An increasingly difficult book to locate in collectible condition, as this one most certainly is.


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    The Improper Bohemians; Greenwich Village in its Heyday by (Vintage Paperbacks) CHURCHILL, Allen

    New York: Ace Books, 1959. First Paperback Edition. Original wraps. Near Fine. 4 1/8 X 7 Inches. 255 PP. Ace Star "K-106" book with the original price of 50 cents on front cover. Spine unbroken. A high-grade copy. Hint of wear at corners.


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    £10.56

    Large Print Crosswords #9 by Matt Gaffney

    Paperback. New. Features crosswords with big easy-to-read clues and numbers, so solvers strain their brains, but not their eyes. In this instalment, the author crafts dozens of entertaining challenges for anyone whose mind is sharp, but whose eyesight isn't.


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    Bushido (A Royce Quick Reader); A True and Shocking Expose of How the Mad Japs Manhandle Captive Women and Men! by (Pulps) PERNIKOFF, Alexandre

    Chicago: Royce Publishers, 1943. First Thus. Original wraps. Very Good. 3 1/8 X 4 1/2 Inches. 128 Pages. #109 in the Royce Quick Reader Series. WWII propaganda! Issued by Royce in the United States, but intended for use of soldiers on the front. These little sensationalist classics ran neck-and-neck with the more official Armed Services Editions. Made with inferior pulp paper per wartime restrictions. VG condition overall. Original staples intact.


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    Deception Point by Brown Dan

    Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd, 2006. 25x15x4cm Relié


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    Sex on Arrival by (Pulps) MARSHALL, Alan

    New York: Midwood, 1968. Paperback Original (1st). Original wraps. Very Good. 4 1/8 X 6 7/8 Inches. 156 PP. "The hotel had a very special method of welcoming guests - and making sure they enjoyed every minute of their stay." Mild wear at edges and a black sharpie line on top gutter. A few surface abrasions and one very small chip to top of rear panel. Mild toning. A notoriously difficult title to locate. Spine unbroken.


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    Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah. Comprising Photographs Genealogies Biographies. Pioneers are Those Men and Women Who Came to Utah by Wagon, Hand Cart or Afoot, Between July 24, 1847, and December 30, 1868, Before the Railroad. Prominent Men are Stake Presidents, Ward Bishops, Governors, Members of the Bench, etc., Who came to Utah after the coming of the Railroad. The Early History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Esshom, Frank Ellwood

    Salt Lake City, UT: Utah Pioneers Book Publishing Company, Publishers, 1913. First edition. Leather bound. 1399pp. Large quarto [30 cm] Full leather with raised bands and gilt stamped titles on backstrip. New endsheets. Good. The spine and covers are rubbed. There are small losses from the leather at the ends of the spine. There is a 3" tear at the head of the backstrip along the front joint. This tear was glued at one time, and the glue is visible. The underlying boards are exposed at the corners. There are occasional small closed and open tears in the margins of the pages. P. 49 has a long horizontal closed tear through the middle. The text block is beginning to crack at p. 625. There is a 2 inch long tape repair in the inside margin of the rear flyleaf. Edition De Luxe. One of 4500 copies. Number line blank. Hundreds of biographies of early settlers of the Territory. Profusely illustrated with portraits. Through overuse and time this has become an increasingly more difficult item to find in nice condition. Flake/Draper 3182.


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    Seamus Heaney: Poems and a Memoir (SIGNED LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB) by (Literatue) HEANEY, Seamus; FLANAGAN, Thomas; PEARSON, Henry

    New York: Limited Editions Club, 1982. Limited Edition. Leather bound. Near Fine. 7 1/2 X 12 1/4 Inches. 153 PP. #1019 of 2000 signed by Seamus Heaney, Henry Pearson and Thomas Flanagan. Original publisher "care of this book" sheet laid-in. Seamus Heaney original advertising bookmark laid-in. Housed in publisher slipcase. Very slight sunning to spine, else a clean, high-grade copy.


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    Cours d'histoire nationale. Partie I-VII en 29 volumes parus entre 1853 et 1892 by NAMÈCHE, A.-J

    Louvain, Ch. Fonteyn, 1892. 28 (of 29) vols.: vol.23 (Période espagnole, 3e section, chapitre 1-7) is missing. Half calf, backs gilt, with title-labels. Library-stamps on titles; outer margin of first quire of first vol. dam.; some restspots, otherwise attractively bound series in good condition. See image. ¶ The work, published between 1853 and 1892 (during almost 40 years!) is therefore hard to find complete. Of this set is only 1 volume missing


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