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COETZEE, J. M
Dusklands
Ravan Press. 1974, 1st Edition. (ISBN: 0869750356). Hardcover, with dust jacket. 134 pages (complete). This is a real first edition of Nobel prize winning author J. M. Coetzee's debut novel. It's spare, enigmatic prose in the two novellas in this book ensured it was to become a landmark, watershed novel for South African fiction. The dustjacket is evocative and entire. There is wear and shallow tear to edges and corners. The bodies of the dj covers are rubbed and scuffed. The board covers are worn at the corners; the bodies of the covers are marked. The spine and binding are strong, spritely and secure. The contents have sporadic foxing throughout. The pages are mainly clear, clean and fresh. They are confident, comfortable and pleasingly assured. fk. Fair/Fair.
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Book number: amet
USD 145.00 [Appr.: EURO 128.5 | £UK 109.75 | JP¥ 15938]
Catalogue: Modern Classics
Keywords: JPG~ 0869750356

 
COETZEE, J. M
Dusklands
Ravan Press, Johannesburg. 1974, 1st Edition. (ISBN: 0869750356). Hardcover, with dust jacket. 134 pages (complete). First edition of Coetzee's first published novel. Original jacket. The dustjacket has a clear plastic protective cover. The dj itself is benign with some damp stains around the spine area. The rest of the dj is pastoral and amiable. The boards have residue from the dj damp. These are confined to a small area at the foot of the boards. Otherwise, the boards are neat and pleasant. Within, the title page has a small mark, despite this the contents are placid, clean, clear, sure, fresh, serene. fk. Good/Fair.
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Book number: badn
USD 120.00 [Appr.: EURO 106.25 | £UK 91 | JP¥ 13190]
Catalogue: Modern Classics
Keywords: JPG~ 0869750356

 
COETZEE, J. M.
In the Heart of the Country
Secker & Warburg, London. 1977, 1st Edition. (ISBN: 0436256703). Hardcover, with dust jacket. 139 pages (complete). J M Coetzee's second novel. First edition. Ex-library copy (Cape Town Region) with consequent residue, debris, labels, annotations, marks, wear. The dustjacket is mild; it has a clear plastic protective cover that is scuffed and worn. The dustjacket is secure and whole. The board covers have shelf wear to the edges. The spine titling is bright and smart. Inside, aside from the expected library consequences the initial pages have handling marks and very mild foxing. The pages are clean, clear, comfortable, serene, sure and certain. fk. Fair/Fair.
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Book number: avee
USD 90.00 [Appr.: EURO 79.75 | £UK 68.25 | JP¥ 9893]
Catalogue: Modern Classics
Keywords: JPG~ 0436256703

 
CONSTANTINE, K C
Always a Body to Trade
Hodder. 1983, 1st Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. The jacket is a bit rubbed - there are three price stickers to the rear. Internally clean and tightly bound. There is a small chip to the ffep. Fine/Very Good.
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Book number: h986
USD 7.00 [Appr.: EURO 6.25 | £UK 5.5 | JP¥ 769]
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COOKSON, C
Cinder Path
Heinemann. 1978, 1st Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. The jacket is a bit rubbed and edgeworn but has suffered minimal paper loss. Internally clean and tightly bound. Fine/Fine.
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Book number: t762
USD 9.00 [Appr.: EURO 8 | £UK 7 | JP¥ 989]
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COPE, JACK
Albino
Heinemann. 1964, 1st Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. the book has one small library stamp on the front end page and on the back of the jacket. apart from that near very fine. Fine/Fine.
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Book number: n382
USD 7.00 [Appr.: EURO 6.25 | £UK 5.5 | JP¥ 769]
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CORMAN, AVERY
Kramer V Kramer
Collins. 1978, 1st Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. The jacket is a bit rubbed and edgeworn but has suffered minimal paper loss. Internally clean (some tape burn/residue and an inscription) and tightly bound. Very Good/Fine.
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Book number: k147
USD 4.00 [Appr.: EURO 3.75 | £UK 3.25 | JP¥ 440]
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CORNWELL, P D
Body of Evidence
Macdonald. 1991, 1st Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. The jacket is a bit rubbed. Internally clean (minor creasing) and tightly bound. Slightly cocked. Fine/Fine.
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Book number: v480
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 26.75 | £UK 22.75 | JP¥ 3298]
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CORNWELL, BERNARD
Sharpe's Company: Richard Sharpe and the Siege of Badajoz January to April 1812
Collins. 1982, 1st Edition. (ISBN: 0002221314). Hardcover, with dust jacket. 280 pages (complete). A RARE First Edition of the third Sharpe story. This was the book that propelled Cornwell into the publishing stratosphere of bestselling authors. It is the book that the author considers as being his benchmark title. The dustjacket has a clear cellophane protective cover. The dj is in good, neat condition. The boards are handsome and sure. Within, the contents are near immaculate. They are tight, assured, very clean and clear, confident and certain - almost as new! fk. Near Fine/Very Good.
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Book number: bcrv
USD 180.00 [Appr.: EURO 159.25 | £UK 136.25 | JP¥ 19785]
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Keywords: JPG~ 0002221314

 
CORNWELL, BERNARD
Sharpe's Gold : Richard Sharpe and the Destruction of Almeida, August 1810
Collins, London. 1981, 1st Edition. (ISBN: 0002221292). Hardcover, with dust jacket. 250 pages (complete). The second Sharpe story. First edition. Original first edition dustjacket. Real first editions of Cornwell's books are rare (indeed he did not sign any copies until the third in the series). The dustjacket has a clear cellophane protective cover. The dustjacket is neat and attractive. It has light shelving wear. The boards are handsome. The edges have mild shelving wear. Within, the frontispage has a previous owner signature. The pages are tight, clean, clear, confident, very assured, some mild corner creases, and they are comfortable. fk. Very Good/Good.
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Book number: bcll
USD 70.00 [Appr.: EURO 62 | £UK 53 | JP¥ 7694]
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Keywords: JPG~ 0002221292

 
COURTENAY, B
Potato Factory
Heinemann. 1996, 1st Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. The jacket is a bit rubbed, marked and edgeworn but has suffered no paper loss. Internally clean (two stickers) and tightly bound. Fine/Fine.
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Book number: t223
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.25 | £UK 19 | JP¥ 2748]
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COURTENAY, BRYCE
The Power of One
Heinemann, London. 1989, 1st Edition. (ISBN: 0434146129). Hardcover, with dust jacket. 506 pages (complete). In unusually very good condition for a book that is normally languishing the after-effects of generous ownership. The dustjacket is enclosed in a clear cellophane protective jacket. The dj itself is smart and intact. The board covers have some mild shelving wear to the edges and corners but is otherwise sound and healthy. Inside, there is a previous owner signature on the frontispage. The contents are contented, mild-mannered and sure. The pages are clean, tight, clear, slightly tanned at the edges, comfortable and most agreeable. fk. Very Good/Good.
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Book number: awug
USD 100.00 [Appr.: EURO 88.5 | £UK 75.75 | JP¥ 10992]
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COURTENAY, BRYCE
The Power of One
Heinemann, London. 1989, 1st Edition. (ISBN: 0434146129). Hardcover, with dust jacket. 506 pages (complete). In fair condition. Ex reading club copy with consequent usage, annotations and wear. The dustjacket is entire and whole. There is some wear particularly to the spine. The covers are very grubby. The dj has storage rubbing. The board cover is sound. The spine is creased but not weak. There is wear to the edges, corners and spine head and foot. The frontis and end pages have adhesive tape injury. The contents are very relaxed, much evidence of usage. The paper trims have handling marks and wear. The pages are clear, sure, tight, comfortable, assured. fk. Fair/Fair.
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Book number: amiy
USD 90.00 [Appr.: EURO 79.75 | £UK 68.25 | JP¥ 9893]
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COURTENAY, BRYCE
The Power of One
Heinemann, London. 1989, 1st Edition. (ISBN: 0434146129). Hardcover, with dust jacket. 506 pages (complete). In very poor condition. The cover is damaged at the head and foot of the spine. The dustjacket is marked, worn and torn. However, both the dj and cover are strong and secure. The dj is whole and entire. The cover is heroic. Inside, the contents are firmly affixed and clear. The frontispage has a previous owner inscription. The back pages have small areas of staining. Otherwise, the pages are clean, wholesome, sure and may be read with complete confidence and reassurance. fk. Poor/Poor.
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Book number: odlk
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 44.25 | £UK 38 | JP¥ 5496]
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Keywords: JPG~ 0434146129

 
HOMER; COWPER, WILLIAM (TRANS)
The Odyssey of Homer
J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd, London/ E. P. Dutton & Co. Inc, New York (Everman's Library). 1910, 1st Edition. Hardcover. 368 pages (complete). In general good condition. This translation by Cowper was dedicated to the widow of the 2nd Earl Spencer, a forebear of Diana, Princess of Wales. Charmingly and gloriously decorated at the front and end papers and title pages. The covers have some light wear and marking. The gilt printing and decoration on the spine are fresh. The binding is tight. The contents are genial, compact, clean, clear. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: aogf
USD 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 4.5 | £UK 4 | JP¥ 550]
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CRAWFORD, R
Minstrel Boy
Heinemann. 1994, 1st Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. The jacket is a bit rubbed and edgeworn. Internally clean (one pen notation and a bit of tippex, ffep) and tightly bound. Fine/Fine.
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Book number: h259
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.25 | £UK 19 | JP¥ 2748]
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CREASEY, J
Toff and the Kidnapped Child
Thriller Book Club. 1960. Hardcover, with dust jacket. The jacket is rubbed, soiled and edgeworn but has suffered little paper loss. Internally clean (a few spots of foxing) and tightly bound. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: s921
USD 11.00 [Appr.: EURO 9.75 | £UK 8.5 | JP¥ 1209]
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DANINOS, PIERRE
A Certain Monsieur Blot
Weidenfeld. 1961, 1st Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. The jacket is a bit marked, torn and edgeworn but has suffered little paper loss. Internally clean (one inscription) and tightly bound. Fine/Very Good.
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Book number: l234
USD 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 7.25 | £UK 6.25 | JP¥ 879]
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DAVIS, J G
Cape of Storms
Joseph. 1970, 1st Edition. Hardcover. A superior reading copy with several flaws. Soundly bound and internally mostly clean. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: v521
USD 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 10.75 | £UK 9.25 | JP¥ 1319]
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DAVIS, JOHN GORDON
Seize the Reckless Wind
Collins. 1984, 1st Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. The jacket is a bit rubbed and edgeworn but has suffered minimal paper loss. Internally clean (one signature, some tape residue and mild tanning) and tightly bound. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: t426
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 17.75 | £UK 15.25 | JP¥ 2198]
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DAVIS, JOHN GORDON
Talk to Me Tenderly Tell Me Lies
Collins. 1992. Hardcover, with dust jacket. Signed by Author(s)The jacket is a bit rubbed, sunned and edgeworn but has suffered little paper loss. Internally clean (minor tippex) and tightly bound - if slightly cocked. Very Good/Very Good. signed.
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Book number: s945
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 44.25 | £UK 38 | JP¥ 5496]
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DAVIS, JOHN GORDON
Talk to Me Tenderly Tell Me Lies
Collins. 1992, 1st Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. The jacket is minimally rubbed. Internally clean (one sticker) and tightly bound. Fine/Fine.
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Book number: j955
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.5 | £UK 11.5 | JP¥ 1649]
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DEEPING, W
Paradise Place
Cassell. 1949, 1st Edition. Hardcover. The boards are a bit rubbed, sunned and edgeworn. Internally clean (one signature) and tightly bound. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: s545
USD 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 4.5 | £UK 4 | JP¥ 550]
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DEFOE, DANIEL ; CAMPE, JOACHIM
The New Robinson Crusoe ; an Instructive and Entertaining History for the Use of Children
Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh. 1819. Hardcover. 180 pages (complete). An unusual edition of Robinson Crusoe, published 100 years after its first publication. This is a translation from the German of Joachim Campe's re-writing of the famous story for children (as: "Robinson der J?ngerer"). A much worn copy. The spine has been repaired with a leather strip. The boards are much worn, scuffed and marked all about. They are hardy and resolute. They are also comfortable in the hand. The contents are much worn. The frontispage is missing. The pages are aged, marked by the years and by hand. Yet, they are benign, placid, clear. Five woodcut illustrations - one of which is handcoloured (pg. 123). This is a competent, easy to read, easy to own copy. fk. Fair/No Jacket.
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Book number: buan
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 44.25 | £UK 38 | JP¥ 5496]

 
DEFOE, DANIEL
Robinson Crusoe
George G Harrap & Company Ltd. 1933. Hardcover. 320 pages (complete). A much owned but placid copy. The boards are very scruffy: they have wear, marks, scuffing all about. Nonetheless, they are resolutely sound. Within, the book is prettily illustrated by Elenore Plaisted Abbot. These are genteel, attractive. The contents have some user and storage wear here and there. In general, the pages are contented, bold, clear, more than competent, collected. fk. Fair/No Jacket.
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Book number: bthw
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.5 | £UK 11.5 | JP¥ 1649]

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