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Country Dancing With illustrations by Peggy Whistler

Country Dancing With illustrations by Peggy Whistler

by EVANS, Margiad (pseud. Peggy WHISTLER)

London: Arthur Baker, 1932. Quarter leather, marbled boards. Very Good. FIRST EDITION. 4to, pp. xi, [i], 95, [1] + colour frontis and three plates by Peggy Whistler. Re-bound in quarter brown calf, inner edges gilt roll-tooled, spine divided by five raised bands, red and olive morocco labels, lettered in gilt, other compartments tooled centrally in gilt. Marbled endpapers. Bottom corners bruised, small bald patch to leading edge of upper board, edges toned, with a few spots. Toned, hinges reinforced at... Read more about this item
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€53.56
Jimmy The Kid (Signed)

Jimmy The Kid (Signed)

by Westlake, Donald E

New York: M. Evans and Company, 1974. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Fine/About Fine. Octavo, 191 pages; owner name and date on ffep. Price of $6.95 on front flap of dust jacket, spine very slightly faded. SIGNED by the author on the title page. First printing with full number line. Top edges stained green.
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€232.65
Arizona Ranger (First Edition)

Arizona Ranger (First Edition)

by Leslie, A. Scott; [Westerns];

New York: Robert Speller, 1938. Hardcover. Fair/Fair. New York: Robert Speller, (1938). STATED FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. Fair in Fair Dust Jacket. Tight binding; a few marks and foxing to endpapers; pages have light foxing throughout; some wear; some stains to covers; dust jacket is worn with stains and chips; a couple of tape repairs on reverse; price not clipped ($2.00).  Scarce western novel.  SEE OUR OTHER LISTINGS FOR MORE INTERESTING RARE AND COLLECTIBLE BOOKS. .
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€37.18
La Quarantaine -- inscribed by the author

La Quarantaine -- inscribed by the author

by le Clezio, J. M. G

Paris: Gallimard, 1995. First edition. Paperback. Near Fine. Inscribed by the author on the half-title. 1995, First Edition. Softcover. French text. Near Fine with minor shelfwear to the wraps. Includes original wraparound band. Le Clezio won the 2008 Nobel Prize in Literature.
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€418.77
Dancing Aztecs (signed)

Dancing Aztecs (signed)

by Westlake, Donald E. (signed)

New York: M. Evans & Co., 1976. INSCRIBED / SIGNED by the AUTHOR. Appears unread. Fine condition in a Near Fine dust jacket (price clipped). SEE PHOTOS. NO chips. NO tears. NO creases. Protected by a removable Brodart clear-plastic sleeve (removed for photos). Sharp corners. NOT a remainder. Bright, clean, square, and tight. Pages are creamy white and crisp -- probably never read. The story of a missing million dollar Aztec statue lost in New York. The jacket art by Joel Schick is very... Read more about this item
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€79.05
The Writings of Harriet Beecher Stowe Advertisement

The Writings of Harriet Beecher Stowe Advertisement

by Stowe, Harriet Beecher

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1887. Booklet. Good. Illustrated.. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, [circa 1887]. Booklet Size: 8" x 5 1/4".   Good. Creased from folding; yellowed with a few stains. A scarce piece of advertising ephemera. SEE OUR OTHER LISTINGS FOR MORE INTERESTING RARE AND COLLECTIBLE BOOKS. .
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€18.57
Elizabeth Myers. With a sonnet by Sara Jackson

Elizabeth Myers. With a sonnet by Sara Jackson

by FARJEON, Eleanor; JACKSON, Sara

Aylesford: St Albert's Press, 1957. FIRST EDITION, 1 of 1000 copies. Side-stitched pamphlet, pp. 23, [1], incl. wood engraving by Edward Walters. Pale blue wrappers, lettered and decorated in blue and black. Spine ends bruised, toned and gently rubbed. Else, clean. Very good. A further 100 copies were signed by Farjeon, Jackson and Walters and printed by hand on handmade paper.
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€23.80
The Terrible Door

The Terrible Door

by SIMS, George

London: The Bodley Head, 1964. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Original teal cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Lean to spine, edges foxed. Lengthy pencil note to ffep connecting characters and settings to British booksellers and quoting Sims, some foxing to front and rear, musty. Else, clean. In Bernard Blatch's original pictorial dust jacket: spine sunned, score to front panel, else, sharp and bright. A pleasing copy of Sims' first biblio thriller. George Sims (1923-1999) was a well-known antiquarian bookseller... Read more about this item
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€77.36
The Kasidah of Haji Abdu El-Yezdi (First Edition)

The Kasidah of Haji Abdu El-Yezdi (First Edition)

by Burton, Sir Richard Francis

New York: Robert M. McBride & Company, 1921. Hardcover. Good/Fair. New York: Robert M. McBride & Company, 1921. FIRST EDITION. 135 pages. Good in Fair Dust Jacket. Hinges pulling a bit else tight binding; pages fairly clean; bookplate on front endpaper; some wear; dust jacket is worn with splitting, tears and small chips. Scarce in dust jacket. SEE OUR OTHER LISTINGS FOR MORE INTERESTING RARE AND COLLECTIBLE BOOKS. .
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€88.41
The Clan of the Cave Bear

The Clan of the Cave Bear

by Auel, Jean M

Sevenoaks: Hodder and Stoughton 1980. 8vo. First UK Edition. 491 pp. Hardcover with gilt lettering to spine in illustrated jacket. Tear to rear of jacket, some chipping, and fading to spine. Ink ownership mark and minor abrasion to ffep from the removal of tape, tape still in place at rear. Otherwise, internally clean. 0340259671 . Very Good. Hardcover. First UK Edition. 1980.
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€41.66
Trust

Trust

by Cynthia Ozick

Stated First Printing. In very good condition, clean and unmarked, light foxing at edges, cloth boards without wear, in a very good dustjacket, wear at spine ends, some light soiling, $7.95 publisher's price intact on flap. Signed by Cynthia Ozick on title page.
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€791.01
The Return of the King

The Return of the King

by J.R.R. Tolkien

First American Edition, First Printing with all points present. In very good condition, clean and unmarked, in a very good dust jacket, lightly chipped at spine ends, small closed tears at front panel.
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€1,628.55
The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold; a Conversation Piece

The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold; a Conversation Piece

by Waugh, Evelyn

London: Chapman & Hall 1957. Small 8vo. First Edition. viii., 184 pp. Cloth in illustrated jacket. A few short tears and chipping to edges of jacket. Minimal bumping and rubbing to book extremities. Internally clean. Jacket is not price clipped. Waugh's largely autobiographical novel of his experience of hallucinations told through the character of Gilbert Pinfold. . Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 1957.
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€59.51
A Stranded Ship: A Story of Sea and Shore (First Edition)

A Stranded Ship: A Story of Sea and Shore (First Edition)

by Davis, L. Clarke [Lemuel]

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1869. Hardcover. Good. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1869. FIRST EDITION. Original cloth, lettered in gilt. 175 pages + ads. Good. Tight binding; a little foxing else clean pages; contemporary owner's inscription on front endpaper; covers somewhat worn. A scarce nautical romance.  SEE OUR OTHER LISTINGS FOR MORE INTERESTING RARE AND COLLECTIBLE BOOKS. .
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€46.48
Ruth Pitter: Homage to a Poet

Ruth Pitter: Homage to a Poet

by RUSSELL, Arthur (editor); CECIL, David (introduction)

London: rapp + whiting, 1969. Near Fine. FIRST EDITION. 8vo, pp. 128 + Joan Hassall's specially designed title page device and Norman Garner's portrait. Cream and blue flecked linen boards, gilt-stamped lettering to spine and upper board. Clean, tight and bright. In the original dust jacket: a little creasing and wear to edges, rear panel scuffed and marked. Still, a pleasing copy of an attractive edition. Near fine/ very good This Festschrift features contributions from Joyce Grenfell, Thom Gunn, L.... Read more about this item
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€29.76
Gentleman in the Parlour

Gentleman in the Parlour

by Maugham, W Somerset

Side and lower edges are untrimmed. Dust jacket is lightly soiled and sunned to degrees, heavier on the folds. Additional photos upon request.
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€651.42
A Treasury of Humorous Poetry. Being a Compilation of Witty, Facetious, and Satirical Verse Selected from the Writings of British and American Poets [First book appearance of Casey at the Bat] (First Edition)

A Treasury of Humorous Poetry. Being a Compilation of Witty, Facetious, and Satirical Verse Selected from the Writings of British and American Poets [First book appearance of Casey at the Bat] (First Edition)

by Knowles, Frederic Lawrence; Thayer, Ernest Lawrence;

Boston: Dana Estes and Company, 1902. Hardcover. Good+/No Jacket. Boston: Dana Estes and Company, (1902). FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. FIRST BOOK APPEARANCE OF CASEY AT THE BAT. Original cloth, lettered in gilt. 407 pages. Illustrated. Good+. Rear hinge slightly cracked else tight binding; clean pages; contemporary owner's inscription and bookplate on front endpaper; front endpaper has browning; a couple of light spots to topedge; some wear; no jacket. The first book appearance of the famous... Read more about this item
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€174.49
Salamander

Salamander

by Wharton, Thomas

Toronto, Ontario: McClelland & Stewart Ltd, 2001. Book. Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Hardcover in publisher's non price-clipped dust-jacket. 372 pages. First edition, first printing with full number line. Author's second novel. No previous ownership marks. A clean, fresh, unmarked and like new copy. Fine in a fine dust-jacket..
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€13.96
A Few Hours of Sunlight

A Few Hours of Sunlight

by SAGAN, Francoise

New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1971. FIRST US EDITION. 8vo. Vibrant quarter purple cloth over orange cloth boards, silver and black lettering to spine. Orange endpapers. Pushing to spine ends, bottom corners bumped, find band of sunning to top and bottom edges. Else, clean and tidy. In the original dust jacket: spine lightly sunned, extremities creased, short closed tear to heel of spine. Very good/ very good.
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€17.85
Arrow of God (First Edition)

Arrow of God (First Edition)

by Achebe, Chinua

New York: The John Day Company, 1967. Hardcover. Very Good/Good+. New York: The John Day Company, (1967). FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, FIRST PRINTING         with FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, 1967 stated, etc. Very Good in Good+ Dust Jacket. Tight binding; a few tape marks on endpapers else clean pages; a few bumps and moderate wear; dust jacket is clean with light wear and slight rippling; spine a bit sunned; flaps have small tape marks; price not clipped ($5.50). Achebe's prize-winning book. SEE OUR... Read more about this item
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€367.59
Sleep it Off Lady

Sleep it Off Lady

by RHYS, Jean; HONEYBOURNE, Rosemary (dust jacket illustrator)

London: Andre Deutsch, 1976. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Spring green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Gentlest pushing to spine ends, bands of sunning to board edges. Top edge dusty and spotted. Toned, POI "Ruth Sanger" to ffep (not, alas, the hand of the Anglo-Australian serologist). Else, clean. In Rosemary Honeybourne's striking pictorial dust jacket: spine sunned, light edgewear, rear panel gently toned. Very good/ very good Rhys' final collection of short stories, published ten years after Wide Sargasso... Read more about this item
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€53.56
The Mask of Apollo

The Mask of Apollo

by RENAULT, Mary

London: Longmans, 1966. Good+. FIRST UK EDITION. 8vo. Original cream cloth, spine lettered in gilt. A little grubby, extremities bumped, top and leading edges spotted. POIs to ffep, else clean. In A. E. Barbosa's illustrated dust jacket: price-clipped, spine gently sunned, edgewear and chipping. Good+/ good+
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€29.76
No Place to Be Somebody: A Black-Black Comedy in Three Acts (Signed First Edition)

No Place to Be Somebody: A Black-Black Comedy in Three Acts (Signed First Edition)

by Gordone, Charles; [Pulitzer Prize Winners]

Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1969. Hardcover. Poor/Poor. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, (1969). FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING.      Review copy with review slip. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ON FRONT ENDPAPER. Poor in Poor Dust Jacket. Tight binding; stain in one corner of all pages; covers stained and worn; dust jacket very worn and stained with tears, chips and creases; price not clipped ($5.00). Scarce signed.  SEE OUR OTHER LISTINGS FOR MORE INTERESTING RARE AND... Read more about this item
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€88.41
Sights and Spectacles: Theatre Chronicles 1937-1956

Sights and Spectacles: Theatre Chronicles 1937-1956

by McCARTHY, Mary; BEATON, Cecil (wrapper photograph)

New York: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, 1956. Hardback. Very Good. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Red cloth, spine lettered in black. Pushing to spine ends, sunning to head of spine. Top edge dusty, light foxing to leading edge. POI to ffep, front hinge darkened. Else, clean and tidy. In the Jack Reich-designed dust jacket: spine sunned, edgewear, losses to spine ends and front joint. Still, a pleasing copy of McCarthy's collection of theatre columns. Very good/ fair 'The pathology of the New York Theatre by... Read more about this item
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€23.80
Courtship Rite

Courtship Rite

by Donald Kingsbury

First Book Club Edition. In near fine condition, clean and unmarked, in a near fine dust jacket.
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€23.26