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The Borderers; or the Wept of Wish-Ton-Wish

By: Cooper, J Fenimore

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley and Son:

Seller ID: 107792

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


All edges gilt. Half leather, marbled boards scuffed. Gilt titling and bands to spine. Edgeworn, corners bumped. Inner hinge splitting. Very neat former owners name/date (1839) written to front endpaper. Book has two titles pages, the engraved title page is dated 1833 and the printed title page is dated 1836. First edition was in 1829. Black and white frontispiece. 400pp. "There is believed to be no exaggeration in the account of the temper and the practices of In... View more info

Around Manhattan Island and Other Tales of Maritime New York

By: Cudahy, Brian J.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: New York, Fordham University Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112176

ISBN: 0823217604

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


Laminated pictorial boards. No Dustjacket, presumed as issued. There is a gift note adressed to the former owner in pen on the front free endpaper, otherwise there are NO other inscriptions or marks. Contents cover: - Around Manhattan Island: Circle Line's First Fifty Years; When the SS United States Won The North Atlantic Blue Riband; FDNY Fireboats; Down the Bay to Coney Island: The Iron Steamboat Company; Another Disaster at Hell Gate: The Loss of the Steamboat Observ... View more info

The Exploration of North America, 1630-1776

By: Cumming, William P. ; S. Hillier, D. B. Quinn, G. Williams, et al

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Paul Elek: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112465

ISBN: 0236310550

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Green cloth bound boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket, which is price-clipped. There is some chipping/edge-wear to the dustjacket corners and there is a gift note addressed to the former owner, on the front free-endpaper. There are NO inscriptions or other marks. 227 pp. Illustrated throughout with b/w and colour maps and plates. Chronology; Notes; Bibliography; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Index. Ove... View more info

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The Stone Monkey (SIGNED COPY)

By: Deaver, Jeffery

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 2002

Edition: 1st UK Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 114317

ISBN: 0340733993

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


SIGNED copy. FIRST EDITION, FIRST Impression with the correct Printer's Key - 2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1.. The Fourth 'Lincoln Rhyme/Amelia Sachs' crime novel. Bought NEW and never unwrapped until now. Unread. No marks, or other inscriptions of any kind. The only writing is the Author's signature, without dedication, to the title page. The text block is tight, clean and square, as are the page fore-edges, a small hint of 'toning' to the very top edge - negligible. The red boar... View more info

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A Tiger in the Cherry Tree

By: Dines, Glen

Price: £325.00

Publisher: New York, MACMILLAN: 1958

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 113958

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


FIRST EDITION, FIRST Printing Stated. Pictorial paper-covered boards in it's original and Identical pictorial dustjacket. The boards are VERY BRIGHT and Clean overall, with a little foxing/light brown spotting to the edges. The dustjacket has quite a lot of light browning/foxing/patching to the reverse, and particularly to the folds of the flaps and spine which shows through in places to the front side of the dustjacket. Sunning to the d/j spine has darkened the deep yel... View more info

Collected Poems in Two Volumes

By: Dobson, Austin

Price: £15.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead and Co:

Seller ID: 106635

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


vol 1 - X + 274pp; vol 2 - X + 276 pp. Tissue guarded portrait frontis of Austen Dobson to volume 1. (1895) Clean green boards with bright gilt decs near spine, spines faded, gilt titling to spine clear. Bookplate to front endpaper of volume 1, inner front hinge of volume 2 splitting. Overall internally CLEAN BRIGHT AND TIGHT.; 106635; 8vo View more info

Hemingway Versus Fitzgerald: The Rise and Fall of a Literary Friendship

By: Donaldson, Scott

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, United Kingdom, John Murray Publishers Ltd: 2000

Edition: First UK

Seller ID: 107010

ISBN: 0719554837

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


NOT PRICE CLIPPED, clean black boards with grey cloth spine, bright silver titling to spine, NO INSCRIPTIONS, 352pp, hinges sound, CLEAN TIGHT AND BRIGHT. AS NEW! "...this text re-examines the friendship between the two American writers."; 107010; 8vo (large) View more info

FASHIONABLE LIFE

By: EASTMAN, MARY H.

Price: £150.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, J.B Lippincott and Co.: 1856

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 50251

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Blue cloth, blind stamped sl. decorated boards, with a gilt title to the spine, but no publishers legend. The head and tail of the spine is a little scuffed, chipped, faded and bumped, but complete. All hinges sound. Yellow flecked endpapers. x + 394 pp. The Author's Dedication reads " To Virginia, My Dear and Only Daughter.........I have not attempted to describe the Opera, the Ball-Room, the Matinee. These, the Highways of Fashionable Life are open, in our cou... View more info

Witness to Our Time.

By: Eisenstaedt, Alfred (Foreword by Henry R. Luce)

Price: £22.00

Publisher: London, Secker & Warburg: 1980

Edition: 1st Thus (Revised and Enlarged)

Seller ID: 002037

ISBN: 0436141906

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


This is a reprint of the 1966 Classic. THIS edition, however, has Extra pages/material 'focusing on the Headliners of the Seventies'. In the original Black boards slightly dusty, with bright gilt titling to spine. The pictorial dustjacket has been reinforced with very neat cream tape around all the edges (inside and out - done by the former owner) otherwise Complete and the dustjacket is in Good + to Very Good minus condition. NOT price clipped. 350 pp. Mostly Plates wit... View more info

The American Civil War. The Wayland Pictorial Sources Series.

By: Ellis, Keith

Price: £5.50

Publisher: London, Wayland Publishers: 1971

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 003275

ISBN: 0853400318

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Dustwrap faded to edges and spine otherwise very good. Brown boards, gilt titling to spine. No marks. Colour frontispiece. 128pp. Profusely illustrated in colour and black/white.; Ex-ref Lib Mimimal Marks; 8vo (large) View more info

Just Business . An uncommercial story (Signed Copy)

By: Estorick, Michael

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Privately Printed (At Stamperia Valdonega, Verona & Produced By the Cygnet Press): 1996

Edition: 1st and Limited Edition of 350 copies only

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 110732

ISBN: 0907435122

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


SIGNED Copy. This was Privately Printed by The Cygnet Press. Limited to 350 copies of which 300 copies were for sale. Blue boards with dark blue titling to the spine. In the original publisher's plain blue dustjacket with blue titlting to the d/j spine and a blue block over the Title on the front cover. There is a very slight fade to the base colour of the d/j spine but all titling is clear and bright. The Author's son has written a Presentation inscription on the Dedica... View more info

The Wizard of Oz The Official 50th Anniversary Pictorial History

By: Fricke, John & Jay Scarfone & William Stillman; Jr., Jack Haley

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, Hodder and Stoughton: 1989

Edition: 1st Edition UK

Seller ID: 111697

ISBN: 0340508485

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Quarter-bound turquoise paper boards with bright gilt titling to the black cloth spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket, which is not price clipped. There is very light edge-wear and smudges to the dustjacket covers, otherwise there are NO Inscriptions or other Marks. (x) + 245 pp. Accompanied by more than 400 illustrations, half of them in colour and many never before published. Bibliography; Acknowledgments; Credits. Overall, apart from the minor 'faul... View more info

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China Lake (The True First UK Edition)

By: Gardiner, Meg

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, United Kingdom, Hodder & Stoughton Ltd: 2002

Edition: FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION

Seller ID: 114308

ISBN: 0340822473

Condition: As New in Fine dust jacket


This is a TRUE FIRST EDITION, FIRST printing with correct number string - 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2. The dustjacket is NOT Price-clipped, with the lightest of shelfwear. (Even tho' this is a New Book and Unread there is almost always a tiny surface 'smudge' from the packing warehouse or similar, so I always put this! . I've never seen a 'Perfect' New Book). Clean black boards with bright sparkly Turquoise titling to spine. Crisp fresh pages, square binding and sharp corners. ... View more info

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Sammie and Susie Littletail (No. 1 in the Series Bed Time Stories - but Not Marked Number One)

By: Garis Howard R.

Price: £22.00

Publisher: New York, A. L. Burt Company. Publishers: 1910

Edition: Early Edition

Seller ID: 113869

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Prize label on the front pastedown gives 1919. Copyright for this title is 1910. The last listed titles on the series' advert page are - No 28. Jollie and Jillie Longtail and No. 27. Uncle Wiggly in the Country. This might help someone date it precisely? . Light Tan Pictorial boards with deep Black titling to the spine, and deep Black and Scarlet Red titling to the front cover. Illustration of the 2 Rabbits on the front board. No dustjacket. The boards have some light pa... View more info

Henry James And His Cult

By: Geismar, Maxwell

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 47412

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


Mauve boards with gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's lettered dustjacket which has had the front flap cut off and then replaced. Ex Reference library usual MINIMAL stamps, marks, etc, protected in the usual clear plastic library jacket. "Geismar aims to disembarrass Jame's real achievement from the dedicated and solemn disciples of his Cult-- and though not a critically destructive book, is a valuable corrective to the adulation from which James h... View more info

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A is for Alibi The First Book in the Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Series. 1st UK Edition

By: Grafton, Sue

Price: £120.00

Publisher: London, MACMILLAN: 1986

Edition: 1st UK Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 114771

ISBN: 033341778X

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket


A near fine book with light toning to the page edges as always found with this type of paper. Green cloth covered boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. A little light 'crushing' to the head/tail of the spine from storage, but NO damage. In a near fine d/w that is NOT price clipped, (price shown - £7.95) and only marked as 'near fine' due to one tiny chip (2mm - negligible) to the rear foot of the spine, o/w FINE. The d/j is now in a new protective clear - remova... View more info

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F is for Fugitive (SIGNED Copy)

By: Grafton, Sue

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Henry Holt: 1989

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 114779

ISBN: 0805004602

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket


A near fine book with light toning to the page edges as always found with this type of paper. Quarter bound with black cloth covered spine running into the front and rear boards, with salmon covered paper-covered front and rear boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. A little VERY light 'turning' to the head/tail of the spine from storage, but NO damage. In a near fine d/w that is NOT price clipped, and only marked as 'near fine' due some slight discolouration to t... View more info

The Blood Star

By: GUILD Nicholas

Price: £135.00

Publisher: London, Macdonald and Co Ltd: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 108170

ISBN: 0356176541

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket


Blue Boards with Gilt titling to the spine. There is a very sl. SUGGESTION of a crease line down the centre of the spine - but it is only very slight, and it would probably be impossible to open/read this very thick book without having a v. sl. affect on the spine. The dustwrapper however is Near Fine and is now encased in a clear protective acetate cover. (6) + 595 pp. There is some light tanning to the page edges, but affecting all the pages uniformly, as usual wit... View more info

Thomas Wolfe . A Critical Study

By: Hansford Johnson, Pamela

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000294

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Very Good/Torn and Chipped. First Edition. 8vo. Black cloth bound boards, gilt titling to front board and to spine. Spine faded. Black and white frontispiece of Thomas Wolfe. 138 pp. Includes some newspaper cuttings about Thomas Wolfe. One of the earliest and best studies of the American novelist. Has chapters on Wolfe's style, his alter-egos Eugene Gant and George Webber, his attitude toward wealth, and his philosophy.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

ORIGINAL Lux Shampoo Advert (Circa. 1900/10).

By: Hassall John (Artist) ; Lever Bros

Price: £14.00

Publisher: England, Lever Bros. , Ltd. , Port Sunlight: (1900/10)

Edition: Original

Seller ID: 112886

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


An ORIGINAL c. 1900 late Victorian/Early Edwardian Full Colour loose leaf Advertisement for LUX - formerly tipped into an old book - measuring 6.5" high x 4" wide. The illustration by 'Hassall' (John Hassell) is highly politically incorrect nowadays (! ) consisting of a full colour illustration of big black 'Mama' washing the hair of a small black 'Picaninny' boy in a small tub on a wooden 'Lux' crate, having his hair washed in Lux Shampoo, with the caption - ... View more info