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Dreamcatcher (SIGNED COPY)

By: King, Stephen

Price: £285.00

Publisher: New York, Scribner: 2001

Edition: First US Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 114712

ISBN: 0743211383

Condition: Near Fine in As New dust jacket


Near Fine copy - SIGNED copy. The US FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING with the Correct Printers Key - 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2, published by Scribner. Looks Unread. Flat Signed by King to the front free endpaper without further inscription. Quarter bound with a purple cloth spine and light blue paper- covered boards. Bright Silver Titling to the spine. Head/Tail lightly 'turned' and 2 indent lines across the top/bottom of the spine from storage but NO damage. In the original pu... View more info

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The Shining (SIGNED COPY)

By: King, Stephen

Price: £350.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday,: 1990

Edition: Reprint

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 114715

ISBN: 0385121679

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


A Near Fine SIGNED copy. Published by Doubleday. NO date shown, but most sources seem to think this was published in 1990 - this copy being a later impression with '18 19 17' as the publisher's key at the foot of the publishing detail page, indicating the impression. Dedicated, SIGNED and DATED by Stephen King on the Half Title page. "To Peter, Best wishes, , , and shine on! Stephen King 1/13/97". Quarter bound with a black cloth spine and light black paper-cover... View more info

'To Hell with Culture'. Anarchism and Twentieth Century British Literature.

By: Klaus, H. Gustav & Stephen Knight (edited by)

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Cardiff, University of Wales Press: 2006

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 113127

ISBN: 0708318983

Condition: As New in Near Fine dust jacket


FINE Black boards with Bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's glossy pictorial dustjacket. The very tips of the corners, and some VERY light 'indents' to the d/j, show that it has only the very slightest sign of wear - all negligible. The Dustjacket is Not clipped. The dustjacket is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks As New. This is an Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright Near 'As New' copy. Internally NO... View more info

Plot Summary Index

By: Koehmstedt, Carol L.

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Metuchen, New Jersey, The Scarecrow Press: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 47661

ISBN: 0810805847

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Hardcover without dustjacket. Crimson Red Boards with bright white titling/decoration to the spine. Ex- Reference Library with relatively minimal library markings. (ix) + 312 pp. Overall a Very Clean, Tight and Bright copy. ; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 312 pages View more info

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An Artist's Letters from Japan. (Artists Abroad Series)

By: La FARGE. John

Price: £5.50

Publisher: London, Waterstone & Co. ,: 1986

Edition: 1st Thus (English paperback)

Seller ID: 113260

ISBN: 0947752323

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


AS NEW, UNREAD. 206pp. NO MARKS OR INSCRIPTIONS. CLEAN TIGHT AND BRIGHT. A new Reprint of the original work published in 1897. La Farge was an important American artist who was stimulated by his travels in Japan in 1886 where he travelled to various cities meeting people and recording events in Japanese Society. A Fascinating and humourous look at the mysteries of Japanese Art and Life. A cheap copy of the expensive original, now in paperback. ( A few copies available - ... View more info

The Promised Land The Great Black Migration and How it Changed America

By: Lemann, Nicholas

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Pan Books: 1995

Edition: 1st Thus Pan Books Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 109587

ISBN: 033034613X

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's glossy pictorial card covers. No dustjacket as issued. Some slight edgewear to the covers. The page fore-edges are lightly browning o/w NO Inscriptions or Marks. (6) + 410 pp. Overall a Very Clean, Tight and Bright Near 'Fine' copy. "This work traces the 20th-century mass-migration of black people from the rural South America to the urban north, between 1940 and 1970, examining the effects of such movement on the nature of life, politics a... View more info

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Reminiscences of a Sunny Clime . (3rd Edition with ADDED Stories)

By: M. E. W. (Thought To Be - Mary Elizabeth Walsh)

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co Ltd: 1910/20

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 105267

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


No Date given - c. 1910/20 ? . "Third Edition with Added Stories. The Illustrations are from Life." - Stated on the Title Page. Green covers with pasted on illustration of negro girl to front cover (a little marked) , bright gilt titling to spine, a little faded to the bottom of the rear cover, head/tail of spine lightly bumped, but covers generally clean and tight. The page fore-edges are slightly 'dusty'/browned/foxed. Patterned endpapers. (10) + 102 pp. Tissue... View more info

SAUL Bellow and the CRITICS

By: Maling Irving (edited by)

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, University of London Press: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 47173

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Grey boards with bright red-gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's decorated dustjacket. (Ex-libris usual stamps marks, etc) Overall a Very Clean, Tight and Bright copy. ; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

Family Travel. The Farther You go, the Closer You Get

By: Manske, Laura (edited by)

Price: £8.50

Publisher: San Francisco, Travellers Tales: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003376

ISBN: 1885211333

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


In protective plastic cover. Ex lib label to spine. 347pp. Apart from ex lib, no other inscriptions, clean bright and tight.; 003376; Ex-Library Minimal Marks; 8vo View more info

The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios and Other Stories

By: Martel, Yann

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Faber and Faber: 1993

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 111914

ISBN: 0571168884

Condition: Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket


FIRST EDITION, FIRST Impression with the Correct Printer's Key - 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. The FIRST book by the Booker Prize-winning Author of 'Life of Pi' and published First here in the UK and simultaneously with the First Canadian Knopf Edition. Black boards with bright white titling to the spine. In the original publisher's decorated dustjacket. The dustjacket is Not clipped, but there is one small closed tear, now neatly repaired to the reverse of the dustjacket with c... View more info

Zimbabwean Transitions. Essays on Zimbabwean Literature in English, Ndebele and Shona. (Matatu)

By: Mbongeni Malaba, Z. (Ed. ) & Geoffrey V. Davis (Ed. )

Price: £32.00

Publisher: Amsterdam, Editions Rodopi B.V.: 2007

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 113129

ISBN: 9042023767

Condition: Very Good+ with No dust jacket as issued


In the original publisher's glossy pictorial laminated boards. No dustjacket - likely issued without one. Matatu Number 34. One Chapter in the 'Table of Contents has been (yellow) highlighted and 2 sentences ONLY in that chapter have also been similarly highlighted, and the former owners (neat) name has been written in ink on the front free endpaper o/w this book is overall an Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright 'As New' copy. No other Inscriptions or other Marks. (xi... View more info

International Authors and Writers Who's Who . 1999/2000; Sixteenth Edition

By: McIntyre, K. Dennis

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Cambridge, International Biographical Centre: 1999

Edition: Sixteenth Edition

Seller ID: 111857

ISBN: 0948875186

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Dark blue boards with bright gilt titling to the spine and front cover. No dustjacket, presumed as issued. There are minimal ex-library markings. The book lacks the front free endpaper, there is one 'Discarded from stock' stamp on the half-title page, there are traces of a label removed from the half-title page and there is one small stamp to the end of the book. There are traces of a price-sticker to the rear boards, otherwise there are NO inscriptions or other marks. I... View more info

New Readings of the American Novel Narrative Theory and its Application

By: Messent, Peter B.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, MacMillan: 1990

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 47803

ISBN: 0333437977

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's glossy decorated card covers. No dustjacket as issued. Ex- Reference Library with minimal library markings. Protected in the usual clear plastic library jacket. (viii) + 328 pp. Contents: - Speech Representation, Focalization and Narration in The Great Gatsby; Time and narrative: Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury; Slippery Stuff: The Construction of Character in The Sun Also Rises; The Dynamics of Reading: A Lost Lady; 'The Portrait of a Lady'... View more info

A History of Autobiography in Antiquity (Two Volumes Complete)

By: Misch, Georg (Translated by E. W. Dickes)

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited: 1950

Edition: First English Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 112912

Condition: Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket


From the Preface to this English Edition by Professor Georg Misch = "This book is the English Edition of a work that appeared in Germany over forty years ago. Its publication now in England is connected with the political events which led to the destruction of the German Reich ... Thus there has resulted instead of a simple translation, an enlarged version of the book ...and to thank hospitable England which enabled me to continue my work during the period of Nazi do... View more info

THE Sense of LIFE in the MODERN NOVEL - a Study in the REPRESENTATION of LIFE in the Novel from Trollope to Updike.

By: Mizener Arthur

Price: £5.50

Publisher: London, HEINEMANN: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 47174

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Black boards with bright gilt titling/red block to the spine. In the original publisher's decorated dustjacket. (ex-libris usual stamps marks etc) Internally VG+. Overall an Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright copy. ; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

Vladimir Nabokov Selected Letters 1940-1977

By: Nabokov, Vladimir (edited by Dmitri Nabokov & Matthew J. Bruccoli)

Price: £28.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson Ltd: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 110186

ISBN: 0297810340

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Brown boards with bright Gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket. The dustjacket is NOT price-clipped. Ex-REFERENCE Library with minimal library markings = One Label with a 'Discard' stamp, a Faint line of printed numbers and traces of a small label removed from the front free endpaper, plus a faint date and traces of a label removed from the foot of the rear free endpaper, and a library stamp at the very end of the text, but NO other ... View more info

Many Long Years Ago

By: Nash, Ogden

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, J. M. Dent & Sons LTD: 1954

Edition: 1st Edition (Revised for the UK)

Seller ID: 110520

ISBN: 0460035991

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Blue boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's lettered dusjacket. Dustjacket is not price-clipped and has some light foxing, internally and to the back cover. The boards have some small white marks and some light foxing to the page edges. There is a price sticker attached to the front flap which is partially obscuring the book description. Otherwise No Inscriptions or other Marks. (x) + 198pp. Index of First Lines. Apart from the light fo... View more info

Pipe Night

By: O'Hara, John

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, FABER AND FABER: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 106538

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


NOT PRICE CLIPPED, dustwrap grubby, torn/chipped/sunned, slight loss to head of spine of dustwrap but almost complete, covers overall clean with bright gilt titling to spine, corners and head/tail of spine bumped, inscriptions to front pastedown. 194pp, internally CLEAN TIGHT AND BRIGHT. "Of these stories 20 first appeared in The New Yorker and four in Collier's." Contains 31 short stories.; 106538; 8vo View more info

Man with the Candy The Story of the Houston Mass Murders

By: Olsen, Jack

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Talmy Franklin Ltd: 1975

Edition: First UK Edition

Seller ID: 108649

ISBN: 0900735384

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


On 7th August 1973 Houston police were called to the house of Dean Corll. The caller was Wayne Henley who first showed the police the dead body of this friend and 'instructor' Corll and then, within the next two days, led the police to the graves of 27 murdered and sexually assaulted teenage boys. Black boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's lettered dustjacket. The dustjacket Is price-clipped. No Inscriptions or Marks. 255pp. A little ... View more info

The Making of the 20th Century Novel Lawrence, Joyce, Faulkner and Beyond

By: Orr, John

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, MacMillan: 1989

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 47656

ISBN: 0333373391

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Green boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. No dustjacket. Ex- Reference Library with minimal library markings. (ix) + 219 pp. Boards have a little fading/rubbing to the head/tail of the d/j. Overall a Very Clean, Tight and Bright copy. As well as D. H. Lawrernce, James Joyce and William Faulkner the contents include such authors as : - Ernest Hemingway; Djuna Barnes; Malcolm Lowry; Richard Wright; Ralph Waldo Ellison; Lawrence Durrell; John Fowles; Saul Bellow; ... View more info