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Canadian Writing Today

By: Richler, Mordecai

Price: £8.00

Publisher: England, Penguin Books: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000080

ISBN: 0140030379

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Paper Back. Good+/No Jacket. First Edition. 8vo. Writing today is a series devoted to current literature, in verse and prose, from countries and continents all over the world. Canadian writing includesMarie-Claire Blais, Leonard Cohen, Northrop Frye, J K Galbraith, Mavis Gallant, Margaret Lawrence, Brian Moore, Pierre Trudeau, David Wevill and George Woodcock. some translated from the french by over forty writers. Among these are Marie-Claire Blais, Leonard Cohen, Northr... View more info

The Happy Hunting Grounds

By: Roosevelt, Kermit

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Hodder and Stoughton: 1920

Edition: First UK Edition

Seller ID: 001759

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Brown cloth covers with orange and cream pictorial design and cream titIing. Spine a little sunned/dulled - but titling clear enough. Pictorial boards. Corners and head/tail of spine bumped. Some Offsetting/foxing. Black and white frontispiece with tissue guard. A masking tape repair to one corner of one plate otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated with photographs by the author. 182 pp. Rough cut pages. Some thumbing. A Former Owner's note/name, etc, on the half title.... View more info

Furthermore

By: Runyon, Damon

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Constable: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 106536

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Damon Runyon Presents Furthermore a Companion Book of Stories to "More Than Somewhat" Once Again E C Bentley draws the pictures. Edges of covers faded, illus to front cover, corners and head/tail of spine bumped, 317pp, Name/writing on front endpaper. Pages browning with age, overall a very good copy, CLEAN TIGHT AND BRIGHT. ; 106536; 8vo View more info

Jim Dandy. Fat Man in a Famine. a Play

By: Saroyan, William

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, FABER AND FABER: 1948

Edition: First UK

Seller ID: 106540

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


NOT PRICE CLIPPED, dustwrap torn and chipped, red boards slightly mottled, gilt titling to spine, NO INSCRIPTIONS, 130pp, "William Saroyan...the only playwright who has received both the New York Drama Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize.""...The play takes place inside a transparent egg...the scene is actually the inside of a Public Library which is inside the egg..." Internally CLEAN TIGHT AND BRIGHT.; 106540; 8vo View more info

Pears Encyclopaedia of Myths and Legends. (4 volumes) Western and Northern Europe, Central and Southern Africa. The Orient. Oceania and Australia, the Americas. Ancient Near and Middle East Ancient Greece and Rome.

By: Savill, Shiela (Geoffrey Parrinder, Mary Barker, Christopher Cook, Elizabeth Locke)

Price: £65.00

Publisher: London, Pelham Books: 1976/8

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112653

ISBN: 0720709318

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket


An Ex-REFERENCE Library set. The Complete FOUR (4) volume Set each in their original pictorial d/js, which are very slightly sunned, but all titling is VERY clear and bright. NOT PRICE CLIPPED. Each volume in black boards, with gilt titling to spine, extremities rubbed, corners and head/tail of spine a little bumped here and there. All FIRST EDITIONS 1976/1977/1977/1978. A black and white frontispiece to each volume. 223/191/223/247pp - per volume respectively. Profusely... View more info

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Star Trek . Academy . Collision Course (SIGNED by William Shatner)

By: Shatner, William (with Judith Reeves-Stevens & Garfield Reeves-Stevens)

Price: £65.00

Publisher: New York, Pocket Books: 2007

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 113913

ISBN: 141650396X

Condition: Near Fine in As New dust jacket


FIRST EDITION, FIRST Printing with the Correct Printers Key - 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. SIGNED on the Title page by WILLIAM SHATNER. Very Clean Dark Green boards with bright Silver-gilt tiling to the spine. A little light storage 'bumping' to the head/tail of the spine, and bottom front tip of the corner - NO damage just lightly 'turned'. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket, now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks FINE. NO in... View more info

American Poetry The Puritans Through Walt Whitman

By: Shucard, Alan

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Amhurst, University of Massachusetts Press: 1990

Edition: 1st Edition Paperback

Seller ID: 47658

ISBN: 0870237195

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's glossy lettered card covers. No dustjacket as issued. Ex- Reference Library with minimal library markings. Protected in the usual clear plastic library jacket. 207 pp. Excellent brief study of earlier American poetry. Overall despite its status as an Ex-Lib copy this is an Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright copy. ; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

Broken

By: Slaughter, Karin

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Century: 2010

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 111110

ISBN: 1846052041

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


Black boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket. SLIGHT bumping to the head/tail of the spine - negligible. FIRST EDITION, FIRST Printing with the Correct Printers Key - 2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1. NO Inscriptions or Marks. 406 pp. Overall an Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright Near 'As New' copy. " We are introduced once again to former Grant County medical examiner Sara Linton, Lena Adams, & Special Agent Will Trent... View more info

The United States Marine Corps in World War II The One-Volume History, from Wake to Tsingtao by the Men who fought in the Pacific, and by Distinguised Marine Experts, Authors, and Newspapermen.

By: Smith, S. E. (compiler & editor) ;

Price: £35.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1969

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 109942

Condition: Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket


Black boards with bright gilt titling to the spine and the title is also blind-stamped on the front cover. A few slightly 'streaky' lines to the covers (fairly negligible) but it looks as if this may be as flaw in the cloth? . Slightly 'rubbed'/'bumped' to the head/tail of the covers. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket. The dustjacket is Not price-clipped. There is also a small green 'Foyles' bookshop sticker on the front blank pastedown (endpaper) under th... View more info

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The Spider. The Master of Men! - September 1934 ORIGINAL Issue Volume 3. No. 4. Feature Story - ' Reign of Silver Terror'

By: Stockbridge Grant ; Arthur Leo Zagat; Emile C. Tepperman et al

Price: £55.00

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois, U. S. A., Popular Publications Inc. ,: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 114949

Condition: Poor with no dust jacket


An ORIGINAL issue of this now scarce pulp publication. In the original pictorial paper wraps. Cover Art by JOHN HOWITT. Story Illustrations by J. Fleming Gould. Sold 'At Fault' as described. The paper covers are creased and torn/chipped/curled/dirty all around all the paper edges, with a little loss to the front corners. These front edges are now reinforced/repaired to the reverse of the cover with clear archive tape. The rear cover is an advert but has lost about a quar... View more info

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The Little Friend. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION in SLIPCASE ((Special Edition)

By: Tartt, Donna

Price: £130.00

Publisher: London, Bloomsbury Books: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition (Signed Limited Edition)

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 114116

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


SIGNED LIMITED EDITION of 350 copies only. The Deluxe issue of the First English Edition, Limited to 350 Signed copies. Signed by the Author under her printed name on the title page and Numbered at the foot of the same page. No other Inscriptions or Marks. AS NEW in a near As New SLIPCASE. Unused. Unread. Quarter bound with Bright orange boards with blind stamped decoration, black leather spine and bright copper-orange titling. Orange endpapers and orange page fore-edges... View more info

The Works of Alfred Tennyson. Poet Laureate

By: TENNYSON Alfred

Price: £28.00

Publisher: London, C. Kegan Paul & Co: 1879

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 107026

Condition: Good+


This book is 'The Works' and includes Dramas, not just the poetry. An Attractive dk. blue full leather binding, 5 raised bands/gilt compartments with decorations and bright burgundy label with gilt titling to spine. There is also some gilt decs/banding/decorative edges to the front and rear boards. The corners and head/tail of the spine are lightly bumped with all extremities a little rubbed/scuffed but all now toned in nicely with leather polish and the book now look... View more info

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The Life and Letters of John Hay . Volumes 1 & 2 (Complete Set in 2 Volumes)

By: Thayer, William Roscoe

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London and Boston, Constable and Company Ltd / Houghton Mifflin Company: 1915

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001329

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Both volumes uniform in burgundy coloured cloth-covered boards with gilt titling to the spines. No dust-jackets. Extremities rubbed, corners and head/tail of spines bumped/rubbed. Some marks, but overall sound tight covers. Some patching where an old library label/numbers would have been - but overall the set looks quite good. SEE IMAGES. Both volumes now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and look quite Good. (Images taken without the new cle... View more info

Feminist Literary History. A Defence

By: Todd Janet

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Polity Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7598

ISBN: 0745605133

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Black boards with bright gilt titling to the spine in the original publisher's decorated dustjacket, protected in the usual clear plastic library jacket. Ex- Reference Library with minimal library markings. 162 pp. "Todd offers an analysis and defence of the feminist literary history practised by Elaine Showalter and other contemporary American literary critics. She argues that this approach rightly links the political concerns of feminist criticism to the uncovering... View more info

Feminist Literary History. A Defence

By: Todd Janet

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Oxford, Polity Press: 1995

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 109055

ISBN: 0745605141

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's glossy pictorial card covers. A tiny amount of light creasing/shelfwear o/w Near Fine. No dustjacket as issued. (viii) + 162 pp. Overall this is an Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright Near 'Fine' copy. NO Inscriptions or Marks. "Todd offers an analysis and defence of the feminist literary history practised by Elaine Showalter and other contemporary American literary critics. She argues that this approach rightly links the political conc... View more info

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This is Boone Country (SIGNED copy)

By: Todd, Russell I.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Louisville, Kentucky, U. S. A., Gateway Press, Inc. ,: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 114532

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


Black cloth-covered boards with gilt titling to the spine and front cover. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket. The dust jacket is not price-clipped, but is a little discoloured, with some light chipping to the corners and to head/tail of the spine. A couple of small closed tears (repaired to the reverse of the d/j) but overall the d/j is near 100% complete and is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks near VG. Internall... View more info

A Faculty for Cooking. Being a Collection of Recipes from the Faculty Family of the University of Rochester

By: Wagenblass, Mrs. John (edited by)

Price: £22.00

Publisher: Rochester, New York, USA., The Women's Club of the University of Rochester,: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 113083

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's glossy pictorial card covers. VERY Slight edgewear - negligible. Spiral bound - Very Clean and Tight. NO Inscriptions or Marks. (x) + 215pp. Illustrated and decorated, and with decorative lettering throughout, in b/w by John Menihan. Recipes contributed by the Women's Club of the University of Rochester, NY. An Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright copy. Looks unused. An amazing selection of personal receipes covering a huge spectrum of the c... View more info

The Kingdoms of Edward Hicks

By: Weekley, Carolyn J. & Laura Pass Barry

Price: £25.00

Publisher: New York, Harry N. Abrams, Inc.: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 110999

ISBN: 0810912341

Condition: As New in Near Fine dust jacket


Green boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket. There are slight smudges/scratches to the rear of the dustjacket, along with a couple of small minor indentations. There are NO Inscriptions or other Marks. (xvi) + 254 pp. 173 illustrations, including 131 plates in full colour. Notes; Bibliography; Index. Overall, apart from the 'faults', as detailed above, this is an Excellent, Clean, Tight and Bright, Near 'As New' co... View more info

Poetical Works of Ella Wheeler Wilcox with Index of Titles and Index of First Lines

By: Wheeler Wilcox, Ella

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, W P Nimmo, Hay & Mitchell Ltd:

Seller ID: 106630

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


No date, c1920"s? Page fore edges spottled, presentation Name/writing on half title. Round mark to rear board, otherwise boards clean, titling clear. 527pp, overall an excellent copy, CLEAN TIGHT AND BRIGHT. ; 106630; 8vo View more info

London Magazine Poems, 1961-66 . Selected by Hugo Williams, with an Introduction by Alan Ross

By: Williams, Hugo (editor)

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Alan Ross: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 111269

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Brown paper card covers with green titling to the spine and front cover. No dustjacket, presumed as issued. The spine of the card covers have a few light crease lines, and the paper is uniformly - and lightly - browning. There are NO Inscriptions or other Marks. 220 pp. Overall, apart from the very minor 'faults', as detailed above, this is a Tight and Secure 'Very Good' copy. "No other poetry anthology from the period can compete in terms of range or quality. An ant... View more info