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The Long Chalkboard and Other Stories

The Long Chalkboard and Other Stories

by ALLEN, Jenny

New York: Pantheon, 2006. First. hardcover. near fine/near fine. Feiffer, Jules. Profusely illustrated in black and white by Jules Feiffer. Unpaginated oblong 8vo, black cloth, dust wrapper. New York: Pantheon, (2006). First edition. A near fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper. Inscribed on the half-title page: "To [...] - With much love, and huge gratitude - you made this book happen - Jenny Love, Jules Feiffer.
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$75.00
THE COAST OF INCENSE Autobiography 1933-1939

THE COAST OF INCENSE Autobiography 1933-1939

by Stark, Freya

John Murray 1953: Green cloth hardcover with gilt lettering to spine and to front: approximately 6 x 9.5 inches tall: dust jacket: 286 handcut pages: black and white photographic illustrations. Synopsis: The third volume of Freya Starks autobiography based on her letters of the 1928 33 period, describing her travels in Arabia, and in Greece and Syria immediately before the Second World War. Contents are arranged under the following headings : 1) First Journey to the South, 1933 1935. 2) Iraq Revisited,... Read more
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AU$60.00
The Doomed Oasis

The Doomed Oasis

by Hammond Innes

Hard Cover. Condition VG. First Issue of this Edition. A clean, straight book, in an dust jacket. Size: 7 1/2 X 5"Summary. The story of two men and their fight to save an oasis from the encroaching sand of the Empty Quarter. The great desert of the Empty Quarter provides a backdrop to the tragic friction that develops between them. Subjects; Adventure / thriller. Modern fiction. Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense. Fiction / Thrillers / General. Fiction / Action & Adventure. Fiction / General. Arabian Peninsula
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AU$15.00
Where Magic Reigns: German Fairy Tales since Grimm

Where Magic Reigns: German Fairy Tales since Grimm

by Schwebell, Gertrude C

New York: Stephen Daye Press, 1957. Modern English versions of tales based in German folklore. Original authors are Wilhelm Hauff, Fouqué, Theodor Storm, Möricke, Chamisso, Goethe, Leander, Raimund, Hoffmann. Hardcover, full pale blue cloth, black titling. Light wear to book; jacket shows minor creasing,, tiny nick, light rubbing, hint of fading. Text clean; [2], 318 pages; notes on the authors, line drawings.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Max Barsis.... Read more
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$30.00
A Voyage to the Cape of Good Hope Towards the Antarctic Polar Circle and Round the World but Chiefly Into the Country of the Hottentots and Caffres, From the Year 1772, to 1776

A Voyage to the Cape of Good Hope Towards the Antarctic Polar Circle and Round the World but Chiefly Into the Country of the Hottentots and Caffres, From the Year 1772, to 1776

by Andrew Sparrman, M.D

London: G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1785. First edition. Hardcover. Andrew Sparrman was a Swedish physician and naturalist. He arrived in South Africa on 10 January 1772. He joined Captain Cook on the Resolution on 22 November 1772. Returning in 1775, he undertook further exploration that lasted until April 1776, taking him as far as Kaffraria - what is today the southeast part of Eastern Cape of South Africa. Sparrman's account of Cook's voyage, as well as his exploration in Africa, are... Read more
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$3,150.00
Bold Life, A

Bold Life, A

by Kennerley, Kerri-Anne

Sydney, Australia: Pan Macmillan, 2017. Hardcover with pink boards and pictorial dust jacket, first edition, 754gms, 369 pages, pink endpapers. Kerri-Anne Kennerley is Australia's queen of television. But behind the glamour of public life is a private woman, and a survivor. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration/spotting throughout. Boards and dust jacket are in good condition with only light shelf wear and scuffing, otherwise no other pre-loved... Read more
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AU$7.50
The Sixth Winter

The Sixth Winter

by Orgill, Douglas; with John Gribbin

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1979. Ice age hits the world; misunderstood scientist struggles through Soviet Russia's Siberian wastes. Hardcover, blue cloth over sky-blue boards, gilt titling. Light wear to book; price-clipped jacket shows minor chipping, light edgewear.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Octavo.
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$25.00
Confessions of Felix Krull, Confidence Man, The early years.

Confessions of Felix Krull, Confidence Man, The early years.

by Mann, Thomas

New York Modern Library, 1965, First Edition. hardcover. First Edition in Modern Library: so stated, Toledano #11 binding, pictorial jacket, ML 360. -- Translated from German by Denver Lindley. -- Hardcover, blue cloth. Condition: near fine (touch of rub to tips) with good dust jacket (price-clipped; spine emblem rubbed; short tear and light edgewear; owner name). -- Book has bright gilt spine lettering, and the jacket color is bright but for rubbing.
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$19.40
The Rough Riders, signed by Theodore Roosevelt, inscribed by one of his Rough Riders to the soldier’s mother, and finely bound by Zaehnsdorf for Asprey of London

The Rough Riders, signed by Theodore Roosevelt, inscribed by one of his Rough Riders to the soldier’s mother, and finely bound by Zaehnsdorf for Asprey of London

by Theodore Roosevelt

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1899. First edition. Full leather. This is the first edition of Theodore Roosevelt’s chronicle of perhaps the most famous regiment in American history and the “crowded hour” during the Spanish-American War that propelled Roosevelt’s fame. Unique and compelling, this copy is signed by Roosevelt, inscribed by a Rough Rider to the soldier’s mother, and magnificently bound in full brown morocco by Zaehnsdorf for Asprey of London. The upper... Read more
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$12,075.00
The String Box

The String Box

by Wyatt, Rachel

Toronto: House of Anansi, 1970. Author's first novel. Paperback. Light wear. Text clean; [6], 246 pages + publisher's ad.. First Paperback Edition. Paperback. Very Good. 5½" by 8".
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$10.00
Thoughts and Adventures

Thoughts and Adventures

by Winston S. Churchill

London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1932. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This is a prize for collectors. This jacketed copy of the first edition, first printing would be impressive for condition alone – approaching near fine in a near fine, complete dust jacket. Rendering this copy exceptional is that fact that the binding is an unrecorded variant. The previously recorded binding, unique to the first printing, is a khaki cloth characterized by Churchill’s bibliographer, Ronald... Read more
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$5,250.00
Adam Lindsay Gordon Favourites: A Special Sesqui-Centenary Edition

Adam Lindsay Gordon Favourites: A Special Sesqui-Centenary Edition

by Gordon, Adam Lindsay

South Yarra, Australia: Currey O'Neil Ross Pty Ltd, 1984. Hardcover with brown boards and pictorial dust jacket, first edition, 590gms, 114 pages, brown endpapers. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. There is a small pen marking on the inside front page from a previous owner. Boards and dust jacket are in good condition with only light shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.. First Edition. Hardcover with Dust Jacket.... Read more
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AU$16.00
The Book of Ian Watson

The Book of Ian Watson

by Watson, Ian

Willimantic: Mark V. Ziesing, 1985. Collection of short stories and essays, one play; one of a limited edition of 350, SIGNED by author & illustrator - this copy, stamped PRESENTATION COPY is one of a few extra out-of-sequence, 'numbered' PC, meaning presentation copy, and INSCRIBED by the publisher to a friend. Light wear to book & jacket, minor damage, apparently a binding flaw, to inside rear cover. Text clean; [14], 366 pages.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus.... Read more
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$25.00
King Charles III: A Biography

King Charles III: A Biography

by Holden, Anthony

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1988. First American Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Stated: First American Edition. Hardcover in very good condition. Beige boards with black spine cloth containing gold colored lettering. Endpapers display family tree of the Royal House of Windsor dating back to Queen Victoria. Text block clean & tight with no markings noted. Contains two sections of glossy black & white photographs.Concludes with Bibliography and Index. 242... Read more
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$10.00
The World Crisis: 1915

The World Crisis: 1915

by Winston S. Churchill

London: Thornton Butterworth, Ltd., 1923. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This is the British first edition, first printing, of the second volume of Winston Churchill's monumental history of The First World War. A quarter of a century before the Second World War endowed him with lasting fame, Winston Churchill played a uniquely critical, controversial, and varied role in the “War to end all wars”. Then, being Churchill, he wrote about it. The World Crisis was originally published... Read more
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$131.00
The James Bond Bedside Companion

The James Bond Bedside Companion

by Benson, Raymond

Northbrook, IL, U.S.A: W. Clement Stone, P M A Communications, Incorporated, 1984. First Edition. Trade Paperback. Used; Very Good. Cover is red with black and gold lettering; shows slight wear at corners, and slight curling. This is a much-valued and collectible tribute to Ian Fleming and his famous creation, Bond--James Bond. With an introduction by Ernest L. Cuneo. B/w images scattered throughout the text.
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$75.00
Seal, The

Seal, The

by Koulias, Adriana

Sydney, NSW, Australia: Pan Macmillan, 2006. Large softcover, first Australian edition, 668g, 486pgs. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and moderate page discolouration/spotting throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. . First Australian Edition. Softcover. Good/Not Applicable. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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AU$12.00
International Modern and Contemporary Art Featuring Arab, Iranian and Western Art-Christie's Dubai / Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel-30 April 2008

International Modern and Contemporary Art Featuring Arab, Iranian and Western Art-Christie's Dubai / Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel-30 April 2008

by Christie's Dubai

Christie's Auction catalogue. 2008 Sale No. 7674. Lots 1-157. vo. 291 pp. Near fine with soft covers. Color plates, photographs. Text in English. Pages like new are clean and unmarked. Beautiful colour reproductions and photos.
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AU$50.00
Seven Poems and a Fragment

Seven Poems and a Fragment

by Yeats, William Butler

Dublin (Shannon): Cuala Press (Irish University Press), 1970. Facsimile Edition, reprinted using photo-lithography. Book lacks the springiness of automatic closure, lying flat between some pages, but no evidence of the binding shows through, front corner bumped with some severity, otherwise a bright copy in fine dust wrapper save for a slight wrinkle and small tear to top of spine.
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$50.00
Earth Walk: New and Selected Poems.

Earth Walk: New and Selected Poems.

by Meredith, William

New York Knopf, 1970, First Edition. hardcover. First Edition, First Printing. -- SIGNED by the author, "For Louis [fellow poet Louis Coxe] & Edith, examples of love & friendship still, from / Burgie/Bill, Brunswick 1970" and with a five-line handwritten poem by Meredith. -- Hardcover. Condition: very good minus (cover is warped) with very good minus dust jacket (spine is tanned, but front is bright and colorful).
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$72.75
The Journal of Dr. James Barry, inscribed by the authors

The Journal of Dr. James Barry, inscribed by the authors

by Olga Racster & Jessica Grove

London: John Lane, the Bodley Head, 1932. 1st Edition. Hardcover. James Miranda Stuart Barry was a military surgeon in the British Army. It was revealed upon his death that he was actually a woman – it is believed that he was born with the name Margaret Ann Bulkley. Barry was raised as a female, but decided to live as a man in order to be accepted at university, and to pursue a dream of becoming a surgeon. Here is the first edition of this volume, inscribed by both authors. Condition is good in a... Read more
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$53.00
Command the Morning

Command the Morning

by Buck. Pearl

London: Methuen. 1959. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. Light wear to dustjacket edges and corners. 267pages Buck's novel about the splitting of the atom and the development of the atomic bomb. . 1st UK Edition. Hardback.
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AU$15.00
The Return of Solar Pons

The Return of Solar Pons

by August Derleth; Frank Utpatel [illus.]

Sauk City: Mycroft & Moran, 1958. Very Good/Very Good. Sauk City: Mycroft & Moran, 1958. First Edition. Signed by the author on front free endpaper. Illustrated dustjacket with original $4.00 price; book in black cloth-covered boards with green lettering to spine. Jacket shows light bumps and shallow chips to corners and spine ends, with some toning to back along edges and a few light scuffs and smudges. Boards are square with some nudging to spine ends. Endpapers toned. Binding is sound and pages... Read more
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$125.00
The Burlap Dream [Signed]

The Burlap Dream [Signed]

by Siegfried Reinhardt

[n.p.]: [N.p.], 1976. Very Good. [N.p]: [n.p.], [ca. 1976]. First Edition. Printed side-stapled wraps. Octavo. 12 pages. Signed by author/artist on prologue page, "For / Richard J (?) / Thank you / Siegfried / 1979." A series of drawings and poems with the former on verso and latter on recto sides of pages, constituting an "entertaining word-o-logue (broken sonnet form) and its visual counterpart. The drawings convey something of the enchanting juxtaposition of the lyrical chaos of the dream... Read more
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$250.00
In the House of the Lord

In the House of the Lord

by Robert Flynn

New York: Knopf, 1969. SIGNED & DATED. 1st/1st. VG/VG. Stated First Edition with no other printings listed. Signed by Robert Flynn and dated Feb 27, 1969, on the first free endpaper. The book is tight and square with solid hinges. Corners mildly bumped. Textblock is clean with no writing, bookplate or markings and not BCE, ex-library or remaindered. Faint diagonal crease to the signature page. Dust jacket is unclipped ($5.95) with light shelf wear, light crease/indentation to the upper front panel. No... Read more
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$49.00