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Image for BEHIND A MASK. The Unknown Thrillers of Louisa May Alcott

BEHIND A MASK. The Unknown Thrillers of Louisa May Alcott

By: Alcott Louisa May. Madeleine Stern (edited and Introduced by)

Price: £14.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Company. , Inc,: 1975

Edition: First Edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 114300

Condition: Good+ in Good dust jacket


Hard Cover. Good Plus. Clean, sound, deep salmon pink boards with deep black titling to the spine. Spine ends a little 'crushed' from storage but no damage. The base colour to the spine is very lightly faded but all titling is very clear and deep. In the original publishers' pictorial dustjacket, 99% complete (one small hole to the front edge) and price -clipped to the top corner of the inner flap, so overall Good only - looks a bit edge discoloured/rubbed - however the d/j is now tinted where rubbed and is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks Near VG. A... View more info

Iron Horses . American Locomotives, 1829-1900

By: Alexander, E. P.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: New York, Dover Publications Inc.: 2003

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 111448

ISBN: 0486425312

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


This is a slightly altered reprint of the Unabridged republication of the original edition published by W. W. Norton & Company, Inc,. New York, 1941. Laminated pictorial card covers with white titling to the spine and front cover. No dustjacket, presumed as issued. There are No Inscriptions or Marks. 240 pp. Illustrated with b/w line drawings of Locomotives. Bibliography. Overall, this is an Excellent, Very Clean, Tight and Bright 'As New' copy. "The steam locomotives of the nineteenth century played an important role in developing America's western frontier. This book preserves many of th... View more info

The Cabin Boy's Story A Semi-Nautical Romance. Founded on Fact

By: Anon ( Maitland, James A. )

Price: £22.00

Publisher: Florida, Mnemosyne: 1969

Edition: Reprint (1st Mnemosyne)

Seller ID: 108885

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


Dark Grey cloth bound boards. With Bright Silver titling/decoration. Overall near 'As New'. An Excellent Clean, Tight and Bright copy. 1st Thus. 8vo Thick. FACSIMILE Reprint. Reprinted from a copy in the Fisk University Library Negro Collection, originally printed in 1854. 438 pp. Illustrated in Black and White. Author was James A. Maitland, ("by the author of "Pirate Doctor", "The Lawyer's Story", "The Old Doctor", "The Old Doctor", "The Old Doctor", ) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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The Story of Little Black Sambo

By: Bannerman, Helen

Price: £95.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1924

Edition: 1st Thus (Large Format New Edition)

Seller ID: 112510

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


The Publisher's Note to this New Edition, now First Published in a Larger Format, states... " 'Little Black Sambo' made his first appearence in October 1899 .. In a tiny booklet ..... NOW 'LITTLE BLACK SAMBO' IS ONCE AGAIN REPRINTED, BUT IN A NEW AND MORE IMPORTANT FORM as becomes the proud position he has won for himself as a classic of the Nursery." . Pale blue boards, with dark blue titling to the spine and a dark blue illustration of Little Black Sambo with an Umbrella to the front board. A few light marks, and a little light rubbing to the boards, particularly to the very tips of ... View more info

The Pictorial History of the American Civil War

By: Barnes Jeremy

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Brompton: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 109041

ISBN: 0861244435

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Black boards with bright silver-gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket. This has tiniest of shelfwear (small creases to the head of the spine, etc) o/w the book and d/j is Fine and the whole book has NO Inscriptions or Marks. 208 pp. Profusely Illustrated in colour and b/w , An Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright Near 'FINE' copy. "The book provides a unique look at America's bloodiest war. It covers the armies, battles, weapons, and leaders of America at the time." Fascinating contemporary photos/illus, etc. ; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 208 ... View more info

I Sang in My Chains . Essays and Poems in Tribute to Dylan Thomas

By: Bennett, Gilbert; Eryl Jenkins & Eurwen Price (edited by)

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Probably Swansea?, Dylan Thomas Society of Great Britain: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 111778

ISBN: 0954583906

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's glossy decorated card covers. No dustjacket as issued. Some light 'smudging' to the covers from sitting on a shelf and being handled but only seen if held up to the light - negligible - o/w Near 'As New'. NO Inscriptions or Marks. (viii) + 135 pp. Authors and the Essays/Articles/Poems include: - 'Memoirs' - Aeronwy Thomas; 'Portrait of a Friend' - Gwen Watkins; 'A Sweet Union' ? : 'Dylan Thomas and Post-War American Poetry' - M. Wynn Thomas & Daniel Williams; 'Drowning' (Poem) -Aeronwy Thomas; 'Not in Rolph, Not in Maud: Byways in the Bibliography of Dylan Thomas' -... View more info

Image for Hurrah for the Secret Seven - ENID BLYTON Serial COMPLETE in 12 Issues of the ' Mickey Mouse Weekly ' Comics - from December 22nd 1951 to March 8th 1952. Pre-Publication Issues - Published as a Book Later in 1952 as - ' The Secret Seven on the Trail'

Hurrah for the Secret Seven - ENID BLYTON Serial COMPLETE in 12 Issues of the ' Mickey Mouse Weekly ' Comics - from December 22nd 1951 to March 8th 1952. Pre-Publication Issues - Published as a Book Later in 1952 as - ' The Secret Seven on the Trail'

By: Blyton Enid (and Others - Various)

Price: £149.00

Publisher: London, Willbank Publications Ltd By Odhams Press Ltd: 1951/2

Edition: 1st Editions - Pre-Publication

Seller ID: 113436

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


12 issues of the 'Mickey Mouse Weekly' Comic from 22nd December 1951 to March 8th 1952. Each issue = Pictorial paper wraps c. 38 cm x 27 cm (c. 15" x 10.75"). Most issues consisting of 12 pages (INCLUDING the covers which are paginated) , with colour covers and colour centre pages, the remainder in b/w. 3 of the Issues are ENLARGED issues with 16 pages, with colour covers, 2 other colour pages and colour centre pages. The comics overall range from Good to Very Good. None have been folded (as usually found) but some of the spines are rubbed and slightly chipped, to a greater or lesser e... View more info

GABRIEL Fielding

By: Borrollo Alfred

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Indiana University, TWAYNE: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 47182

ISBN: 0805711945

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Maroon boards with bright gilt titling to the spine and a silver-gilt logo on the front cover. (ex-libris usual stamps marks etc) Overall an Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright copy. ; Twaynes English Authors Series; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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F. Scott Fitzgerald in the Twenty-First Century

By: Bryer, Jackson R. & Ruth Prigozy & Milton R. Stern

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Tuscaloosa And London, University of Alabama Press: 2003

Edition: Presumed First USA Edition

Seller ID: 114523

ISBN: 0817312161

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


NO Dustjacket. In Near Fine black boards with bright metallic blue titling to the spine. The book is now in a now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks Fine. (xiv) + 372 pp. "This collection grew out of the F. Scott Fitzgerald conference that convened in Princeton at the centennial of this author's birth (1996). Bringing together dozens of scholars and commentators, the conference and the book celebrate the growing legacy of Fitzgeralds's art. The subjects of these 19 essays reflect the contributors' wish to shine new light on less-frequently discussed as... View more info

Native American Son. The Life and Sporting Legend of Jim Thorpe.

By: Buford, Kate

Price: £12.50

Publisher: U. S. A, University of Nebraska Press / Bison Books: 2012

Edition: Presumed 1st Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 113218

ISBN: 0803240899

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's glossy pictorial card covers. The tiniest of shelfwear to the very tips of the corners of the covers - negligible. NO Inscriptions or Marks. (x) + 480 pp. Illustrated in b/w. Acknowledgements; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index. An Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright Near 'As NEW' copy. "The first comprehensive biography of the legendary figure who defined excellence in American sports: Jim Thorpe (1888 -1953) arguably the greatest all-around athlete the United States has ever seen. Kate Buford traces the pivotal moments of Thorpe’s incomparable career but a... View more info

Image for Through the Canadian Rockies. A Series of Views Illustrating the Chief Points of Interest and the Glorious Mountain Scenery seen in a Journey through the Rocky and Selkirk Mountains.  Canadian Rockies. Canadian Pacific Railway.

Through the Canadian Rockies. A Series of Views Illustrating the Chief Points of Interest and the Glorious Mountain Scenery seen in a Journey through the Rocky and Selkirk Mountains. Canadian Rockies. Canadian Pacific Railway.

By: Canadian Pacific Railway News Service

Price: £28.00

Publisher: Montreal And Toronto, Canadian Pacific Railway News Services. Printed By Southam Press Limited,: 1920

Edition: Presumed 1st Edition

Seller ID: 001270

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Original blue based card covers, the pictorial upper cover heightened with gilt. Bound with a green ribbon cord via 2 punched holes in the spine edge. Covers slightly 'turned' and lightly faded/discoloured to the very edges. Overall Very Good Plus. Internally Excellent. A previous owners' name in ink at the top of the title page, but NO other Inscriptions or Marks.. No Date, but circa 1920/29. With 24 full page sepia plates from photographs . A descriptive index of the sepia views will be found on the last two pages of this book. A delightful period piece. Very Clean, Tight and Bright. SEE IMA... View more info

WRITING LIVES - CONVERSATION BETWEEN WOMEN WRITERS

By: CHAMBERLAIN MARY

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, VIRAGO: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition Paperback

Seller ID: 7350

ISBN: 0860687082

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Ex- Reference Library with minimal library markings. Overall A Clean, Tight and Bright copy . . The covers have been protected with a stuck on plastic cover. "This delightful collection brings together the older geneation of Virago's writers with their younger successors, who interview them, creating a wide-ranging picture of twentieth-century women's writing. Novelists, journalists, poets and historians recall their childhood and early years, and tell how the challenges and demands of everyday life interacted with their literacy endeavour." ; 7350; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tal... View more info

Teachings of Patriots and Statesmen or The "FOUNDERS OF THE REPUBLIC" on SLAVERY

By: Chase Ezra B.

Price: £22.00

Publisher: Miami, Florida, Mnemosyne Publishing Co.,: 1969

Edition: 1st Edition Thus (Facsimile Reprint)

Seller ID: 108887

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


Dark Grey cloth bound boards. With Bright Silver titling/decoration. Overall near 'As New'. An Excellent Clean, Tight and Bright copy. FACSIMILE Reprint. Reprinted from a copy in the Fisk University Library Negro Collection, originally printed in 1861. 8vo Thick. 495 pp . Frontispiece portrait of George Washington . A compilation of the views on slavery by the Founding Fathers of the USA & by early statesmen, from the Articles of the Confederation to 1854, and including the Missouri question, fugitive slaves, the Dred Scott Case & the Kansas-Nebraska bill. Speeches, articles, statutes, party p... View more info

On the MANAGEMENT and EDUCATION of CHILDREN: Being Mrs. Child's "Mother's Book," Revised and Adapted to the Use of English Parents and Teachers

By: Child Mrs ( Lydia Maria Francis Child 1802-1880 )

Price: £55.00

Publisher: London, John W. Parker, West Strand,: 1838

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 112910

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


In black half leather with 6 gilt bands and marbled paper covered boards. The covers are rubbed/scraped and generally worn, but sound with all hinges tight. There is a 1 inch by half inch scrape to the leather right across where the gilt tiltle was - now only 'Moth..' and 'B' in gilt are just about visable of the original - 'Mother's Book'. It sounds worse than it is and it really only needs a new title label to make the book look pretty good. The page fore-edges are speckled/discoloured and there is a slim brown stain on the top edge (length about half an inch) which runs down into the top bl... View more info

A Silence Opens

By: Clampitt, Amy

Price: £10.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1994

Edition: 1st Edition USA

Seller ID: 110765

ISBN: 0679429972

Condition: As New in Fine dust jacket


Blue boards with bright silver gilt titling to the spine and to the front cover which also has a silver border. In the publisher's original Pictorial dustjacket which is not price-clipped and has a tiny crease line to the bottom front corner near the spine, otherwise No Inscriptions or other Marks. (x) + 95 pp. Notes; Acknowledgments. Overall, apart from one negiligible 'fault', as detailed above, this is an Excellent, Clean, Tight and Bright, 'As New' copy. " This collecton of poems explores the mysterious point where the familiar touches the unknown." ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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Backspin. (Back Spin) SIGNED 1st Paperback Edition

By: Coben Harlan

Price: £28.00

Publisher: New York, Dell Publishing: 1997

Edition: First Paperback Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 119702

ISBN: 0440222702

Condition: Very Good+ with No dust jacket as issued


SIGNED by the AUTHOR. Very Good Plus/Near Fine. In the original publisher's glossy pictorial card covers. Some very light edge wear, but complete with a smooth spine and very clean and bright. Showing the original prices on the spine. FIRST EDITION, FIRST Printing - with 'August 1997' and the correct number string - 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1, on the publishing detail page. The page fore-edges are 'toned' (lightly browning) with age and the modern cheaper paper used, as usual, but all uniform - and all hinges tight. This looks to be an Unread, Unused Copy. (10) + 339 pp + (3). This copy has been Fla... View more info

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Dropshot. (Drop Shot) SIGNED 1st US Paperback Edition

By: Coben Harlan

Price: £65.00

Publisher: New York, Dell Publishing: 1996

Edition: First Paperback Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 119703

ISBN: 0440220459

Condition: Fine with No dust jacket as issued


SIGNED by the AUTHOR. Near Fine. In the original publisher's glossy pictorial card covers. Some very, very, very slight edge wear - negligible - but complete with a smooth spine and very clean and bright. Showing the original prices on the spine. FIRST EDITION, FIRST Printing - with 'March 1996' and the correct number string - 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1, on the publishing detail page. The page fore-edges are 'toned' (lightly browning) with age and the modern cheaper paper used, as usual, but all uniform - and all hinges tight. This looks to be an Unread, Unused Copy. (6) + 339 pp . This copy has bee... View more info

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Gone for Good (SIGNED Copy)

By: Coben, Harlan

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, Orion: 2002

Edition: 1st UK Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 114319

ISBN: 0752846043

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket


SIGNED on title page by author. Very Good Black cloth boards, with deep orange-red titling to spine. In the original Near Fine pictorial dustjacket, NOT Price Clipped. The page fore-edges are tanned (lightly browned) with age as usual with this type of paper. However the endpapers are very clean and white as they are printed on a different paper stock. SIGNED by the author to the top of the title page. NO Inscriptions or marks, apart from the authors signature. (8) + 344 pp. "Will Klein lost the love of his life and his brother in the same moment. On October 17, eleven years ago, Julie Mil... View more info

Caleb Krinkle A Story of American Life

By: Coffin Charles Carleton

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Florida, Mnemosyne: 1969

Edition: Reprint (1st Mnemosyne)

Seller ID: 60521

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Dark Grey cloth bound boards. Mark to rear boards o/w VG. Overall Good Plus to Very Good. Some old staining/browning/wrinkling to the page edges all round, mainly in the front and the back sections of the book, but o/w a Clean, Tight and Bright copy. Page edges have a 'scored' line across them. 1st Thus. 8vo Thick. FACSIMILE Reprint. Reprinted from a copy in the Fisk University Library Negro Collection, originally printed in 1874. 500 pp. The Boston Journal's real Army Correspondent, Charles Carleton Coffin was an American journalist, author and politician. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

Agenda U. S. Poetry Special Issue . Volume 13, No. 4 - Vol. 14, No. 1 Winter-Spring 1976

By: Cookson William (editor). This Issue Guest Edited by Grey Gowrie

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Agenda (William Cookson): 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 110746

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


In the original white, black lettered, stiff laminate card covers. Some Very Light shelfwear with some smudges/scratches which are only seen if held up to the light - Negligible. No dustjacket as issued. A Special Double Issue, with US Poetry, Essays and Reviews by many poets and academics, etc, including an Essay by Michael Alexander on 'Ezra Pound's 'Seafarer' ; and Kenneth Cox on 'Louis Zukofsky's 'A'; with other poetry, etc, by John Ashbery, Mary Barnard, Frank Bidart, Robert Bly, Christopher Brookhouse, Reginald Gibbons, Sidney Goldfarb, Stanley Kunitz, Robert Lowell, Michael McCormick, J... View more info