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The Stone Diaries.

The Stone Diaries.

by SHIELDS, Carol

New York: Viking, 1994. First U.S. edition / First printing. White cloth spine, ivory paper-covered boards. Fine in a price-clipped, fine dust jacket. Winner of the Pulitzer prize. Winner of the Governor General's Award.
Item Price
A$228.53
Bay of Souls

Bay of Souls

by Robert Stone

FIRST EDITION in dust jacket; SIGNED by the author on the title page. Both the book and the unclipped dust jacket are fine.
Item Price
A$47.27
Girl on a Float

Girl on a Float

by Brian Bedard

FIRST EDITION in paperback wraps. AS NEW. Stories.
Item Price
A$25.20
Talking to the Dead and other stories

Talking to the Dead and other stories

by Watanabe, Sylvia

New York: Doubleday, 1992. Hardcover. 127p., stain on verso of half-title, else very good. Signed and inscribed by Watanabe. First edition. Watanabe is a Japanese American author born in Maui in 1953. Talking to the Dead's title story was nominated for a 1993 PEN Faulkner Award.
Item Price
A$34.67
CHILDREN OF THE DARK.

CHILDREN OF THE DARK.

by SHULMAN, Irving

Holt, 1956. FIRST EDITION in dust jacket. The book is fine. The dust jacket is lightly worn and has has an internally repaired tear on the front flyfold. Basis for the film REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE.
Item Price
A$173.36
Out of this furnace

Out of this furnace

by Bell, Thomas

Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1941. Hardcover. 413p., first edition oatmeal cloth boards titled red, very good condition in an unclipped but edgeworn dust jacket with large chips at the head and tail of the spine. *Rideout author. Hanna 298. Prestridge 121. "The chronicle of an immigrant Slovak family in the steel mills of Homestead, Pennsylvania from 1881 to the organization of the C.I.O. in 1935. There are detailed and authentic descriptions of the work in the mills and Bell has a sensitive... Read more about this item
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A$197.01
Jack and Jim: a personal journal of the 70's

Jack and Jim: a personal journal of the 70's

by Brogan, Jim

Bolinas, CA: Equanimity Press, 1982. Paperback. 174p., very good first edition trade paperback in pictorial wraps. Brogan's journal entries recalling his early days in San Francisco.
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A$18.91
The Acme Novelty Library Number for Winter 1994-5 4th Issue Volume 3. Sparky's Best Comics and Stories.

The Acme Novelty Library Number for Winter 1994-5 4th Issue Volume 3. Sparky's Best Comics and Stories.

by WARE, Chris

Chicago / Seattle: Acme Novelty Library / Fantagraphics, 1994. Signed by Chris Ware. First edition / First printing. Oversize illustrated stapled cardstock covers. 11" x 13.75 Fine. Issued without dust jacket, Mylar jacket supplied.
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A$181.25
Rookery Blues

Rookery Blues

by Jon Hassler

UNCORRECTED PROOF in decorated paperback wraps. AS NEW.
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A$28.35
Living in ether: A novel

Living in ether: A novel

by Patricia Geary

UNCORRECTED PROOF in blue paperback wraps. FINE.
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A$31.51
Modern Book Collecting

Modern Book Collecting

by Robert A Wilson

FIRST EDITION in dust jacket. FINE. A Guide for the Beginner Who Is Buying First Edtions for the First Time. With 23 illustration.
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A$22.05
A Jewish Child is Born: Laws and Rites of Circumcision, Naming Boys and Girls

A Jewish Child is Born: Laws and Rites of Circumcision, Naming Boys and Girls

by Nathan Gottlieb

In very good condition, clean and unmarked, in a very good dust jacket. Signed, dated and inscribed by author on front end page. Loosely laid is a signed letter by Rabbi and author Sidney Hoenig on Yeshiva University letterhead to the author.
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A$275.82
The Green Knight

The Green Knight

by Iris Murdoch

UNCORRECTED PROOF of American edition in green paperback wraps. Soiling to the front cover on top of the book block - VERY GOOD.
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A$31.51
THE SEA CAME IN AT MIDNIGHT.

THE SEA CAME IN AT MIDNIGHT.

by ERICKSON, Steve

'Advance Uncorrected Proof' in light and dark blue wraps. Very light rubbing to edges of cover, otherwise FINE. Pynchon quote on front cover. Promotional letter laid in
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A$47.27
Heaven Knows Where - a novel

Heaven Knows Where - a novel

by Enright, D.J

London: Secker and Warburg, 1957. Hardcover. 272p., first edition hardbound in apricot-tan boards spine-titled in silverfoil and enclosed in the peculiar dust jacket. Good-only condition; textblock & casing show a tiny stain on top edge, ink-pen cancellations of an address on front free endpaper and a printed price on dust jacket, plus general light edgewear and faint ripple to dust jacket.
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A$23.64
The Return of the Indian

The Return of the Indian

by Lynne Reid Banks

First Edition, Doubleday, 1986. In very good condition, clean and unmarked, in a very good jacket with price intact.
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A$31.52
Families and Survivors

Families and Survivors

by Alice Adams

FIRST EDITION in dust jacket. Both the book and dust jacket are in fine condition. No remainder mark; price intact on the front dust jacket flap.
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A$34.66
OLD FRIENDS ESSAYS IN EPISTOLARY PARODY

OLD FRIENDS ESSAYS IN EPISTOLARY PARODY

by ANDREW LANG

LONDON: LONGMANS, GREEN, AND CO, 1890 Parchment Quarter binding with Bottle Green cloth boards and gilt titles, 180 x 130 mm approx. Top edge gilt, Bible black end papers, xiv + 206 pp. Frontis with tissue guard. First Edition 1890. Reprinted form the "St James Gazette" with a couple of omissions but prefatory notes, an introductory essay and two letters added. VG ( Spine tanned.Cloth to corner tips rubbed. with mild bumps to bottom corners. No notable shelf soiling. Armorial book plate of... Read more about this item
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A$58.90
Letourneau's Used Auto Parts

Letourneau's Used Auto Parts

by Carolyn Chute

UNCORRECTED PROOF in tan wraps, AND a 32-page promotional excerpt in white wraps. Both are fine.
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A$34.66
World and Town

World and Town

by Gish Jen

ADVANCE READING COPY/UNCORRECTED PROOF in decorated paperback wraps. FINE.
Item Price
A$31.51
If the River Was Whiskey

If the River Was Whiskey

by T. C. Boyle

FIRST EDITION in an uncipped dust jacket. AS NEW. Stories.
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A$28.35
Ginseng and other tales from Manila

Ginseng and other tales from Manila

by Villanueva, Marianne

Corvallis, OR: Calyx Books, 1991. Paperback. 106p., wraps, 5.5x8.5 inches, very good condition. Signed by the Filipina American author on half-title.
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A$28.37
Mrs. Ted Bliss

Mrs. Ted Bliss

by Stanley Elkin

ONE of 1500 SIGNED & NUMBERED copies in dark purple boards, without a dust jacket, as issued. Fine.
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A$28.35
The death of a Shenzhen angel

The death of a Shenzhen angel

by Tsui, David

New York: Vantage Press, 2005. Paperback. ix+225p., lightly shelf-worn wraps, else very good condition. Novel of love, high-technology and murder set in modern China, and a better-than-average Vantage offering. "Despite the fictitious names, characters, firms and organizations, over half of this story is true. This book would have been written as a memoir had I not considered the risk of being blocked from entering my motherland again.
Item Price
A$18.91
THE THIRTY NINE STEPS.

THE THIRTY NINE STEPS.

by BUCHAN. JOHN

William Blackwood and Sons. Edinburgh and London. 1915. FIRST EDITION. (7.5 x 5 inches). Some minor browning to page edges, as is often the case with this title, but less so than usually found. Finely bound in recent full dark blue morocco, raised bands, gilt. Single gilt ruled border on boards. Top edge gilt. Overall a very good, bright copy in attractive leather binding.
Item Price
A$1,178.04