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ELLROY, JAMES
Blood on the Moon
Allison. 1985, 1st Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. The jacket is a bit rubbed, soiled and edgeworn but has suffered minimal paper loss. Internally clean (minor tape residue) and tightly bound. Fine/Very Good.
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Book number: j856
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 35.5 | £UK 30.5 | JP¥ 4405]
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EPSTEIN, L
Elder
Allen. 1979. Hardcover, with dust jacket. The jacket is a bit rubbed and edgeworn but has suffered minimal paper loss. Internally clean (one notation and minor tape residue) and tightly bound. Fine/Fine.
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Book number: v117
USD 7.00 [Appr.: EURO 6.25 | £UK 5.5 | JP¥ 771]
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ERDRICH, L
Tracks
Hamilton. 1988, 1st Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. The jacket is a touch rubbed and edgeworn but has suffered minimal paper loss. Internally clean and tightly bound. Fine/Fine.
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Book number: h883
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 9 | £UK 7.75 | JP¥ 1101]
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ESKAPA, S
Blood Fugue
Quartet. 1981, 1st Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. Inscribed by Author(s)The jacket is minimally rubbed and edgeworn. Internally clean and tightly bound. Fine/Fine. signed.
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Book number: s219
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.5 | £UK 11.5 | JP¥ 1652]
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ESSEX, P
The Exile
Collins. 1984, 1st Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. The jacket is a bit rubbed and edgeworn but has suffered minimal paper loss. Internally clean (a small stain on the ffep) and tightly bound. Fine/Fine.
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Book number: s494
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 17.75 | £UK 15.25 | JP¥ 2203]
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EVANS, CHRISTOPHER
Capella's Golden Eyes
Faber. 1980, 1st Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. The jacket is a touch rubbed. Internally clean and tightly bound. A little tippex. Fine/Fine.
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Book number: k180
USD 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 4.5 | £UK 4 | JP¥ 551]
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SAINT-EXUPERY, ANTOINE DE; SHUFFREY, F A (ED)
Le Petit Prince
Heinemann Educational Books Ltd. London. 1970, Reprint. (ISBN: 0435372327). Hardcover. 105 pages (complete). In French throughout. A comfortable, much owned copy. The boards are placid. They have handling marks and wear. They are sound and steady. Tear on first free page. The contents have much evidence of use. There are pencilled annotations throughout, there is some light wear here and there. The contents are, however, clear, tidy, neat, assured, competent, captivating. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 68iq
USD 7.00 [Appr.: EURO 6.25 | £UK 5.5 | JP¥ 771]
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FALLADA, HANS ;SUTTON, ERIC (TRANS)
Once We Had a Child
Putnam. 1935, 1st Edition. Hardcover. 631 pages (complete). In recent years there has been a resurgence of interest in the works of the troubled, erratic Hans Fallada. Fallada's reputation first of all fell foul of the Nazis (although he later had some of this restored on a rather shaky basis), then of the post-war consensus. He had decided to remain in Germany even though his London publisher (who published this volume) had sent a private boat to whisk him away. Others felt he had been compromised by his decision to stay and by the pressures to comply with the strictures of Nazi regulations for acknowledged works of writing. Yet, his repeated incarcerations in mental institutions due to consequent breakdowns (from his financial condition and his internal conflicts with the reality of Nazi demands. This book published in 1934 as "Wir Hatten Mal Ein Kind" (after he and his wife lost a child in childbirth) tipped the balance to disapproval by the state. This is the FIRST EDITION of the English translation. This copy is in benign condition. The boards are scuffed and a little marked. The edges and corners have shelving wear. The inside front cover has a gift inscription (not from the author!). The guttering along the title page is agape but this does not affect the security of the book. The contents are sure, neat and clean. The pages are fresh, clear and tidy. A most worthy copy. fk. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: azgw
USD 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 110.75 | £UK 94.75 | JP¥ 13767]
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Keywords: JPG~

 
FARRELL, J. G.
Siege of Krishnapur
Weidenfeld and Nicolson. 1973, 1st Edition. (ISBN: 0297765809). Hardcover, with dust jacket. 344 pages (complete). First edition of the novel that subsequently won the Booker Prize for 1973. The dustjacket is neat and mild with some wear and tear along the top rim. The boards are neat and serene. Within, the contents are immaculate. The pages are clean, clear, tight, firm, confident, elegant and as if new throughout. A very good First Edition. fk. Near Fine/Fair.
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Book number: ayfc
USD 38.00 [Appr.: EURO 33.75 | £UK 29 | JP¥ 4185]
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Keywords: JPG~ 0297765809

 
FAULKNER, WILLIAM
A Fable
Chatto & Windus. 1955, 1st Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. The jacket has a few small tears and chips,and the spine is a little faded. it still looks very good in cellophane. the book has a previous owner's signature, and light foxing on the first and last few pages. the binding is excellent : square and tight. Fine/Very Good.
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Book number: f548
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.25 | £UK 19 | JP¥ 2753]
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FAULKNER, WILLIAM
A Fable
Chatto & Windus, London. 1955, 1st Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 392 pages (complete). The dustjacket has a clear cellophane protective cover. The dustjacket beneath has general wear and is reinforced on the reverse. The cloth cover is neat with some mild shelving wear to the foot of the cover. Inside, the contents are impeccable. They are very tight, very clean, very clear - as if new and unread throughout. fk. Good/Fair.
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Book number: aubr
USD 18.00 [Appr.: EURO 16 | £UK 13.75 | JP¥ 1982]
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Keywords: JPG~

 
FAULKNER, WILLIAM
The Town
Chatto and Windus. 1958, 1st Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. This copy of "The Town" has a clear cellophane protective cover. The dustjacket underneath is worn. There has been a previous attempt at reinforcement to the head and foot of the spine. The cloth cover is generally good. The spine has general shelf wear and shelf pulls to the head and foot. A small previous owner stamp is to the top right hand corner of the frontispage. The price has been snipped from the front flap. The condition of the contents is very good throughout. The pages are fresh, clean, clear, strong and complete. fk. Very Good/Good.
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Book number: aicf
USD 18.00 [Appr.: EURO 16 | £UK 13.75 | JP¥ 1982]
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FERRARS, ELIZABETH
Enough to Kill a Horse
The Crime Club. 1955, 1st Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. The top right corner of the front end page has been cut off. Dust jacket is a little shelf rubbed and has a few tears. Binding is excellent, tight and square. Fine/Very Good.
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Book number: e513
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 9 | £UK 7.75 | JP¥ 1101]
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DATI FIORENTINO, M. GIOGIO (TRANSLATOR)
Valerio Massimo de' Detti, Et Fatti Notabili de' Romani. Oue, Oltre Alla Cognitione Dell' Istorie, Si Contengogno Molti Documenti, &Amp; Essempi, Non Meno Utili, Che Necessarij All Uita Humana. Con Due Tauole, Una de' Capitoli, L'Altra Della Cose Degne Di Memoria
Domenico, & Gio. Battista Guerra, fratelli, Venetia. 1564, 1st Edition. Soft cover, with dust jacket. 321 pages (complete). Velum cover. Pocket sized. In Italian throughout. Publication date on title page (beneath brand) is M.D.LXIIII ; on the final page the date of registered publication is 1563. From the press of the Battista Guerra brothers, Domenico and Giovanni from Pavia. Their publishing house was successful enough to have its own press. Their business, at one time listed among the top five in Venice, was in activity from 1560 - 1600 (although there is evidence of other publications published later under the brand (e.g. 1604)). During this time they published 360 titles amongst them, most unusually and importantly, women writers under their own names (hence their popularity with modern feminists). The brothers' business was amongst the strongest of the 16th Century in Venice as was recognised by the State on a number of occasions. So, successful that they are rated as only second to Manutius in importance and activity. Giorgio Dati from Florence was amongst the busiest translators of the time. This translation was widely published. He died in 1557. The brand of this copy is of an eagle soaring towards the sun at the top right edge, as it loses feathers. This is enclosed in a scrolled frame with the inscription "Renovata inventus". The velum cover is healthy, flexible and venerable. The book has original leather string binding. The strings are youthful and fast. Although marked and stained the cover sure and very secure. The spine has the title ('Valerio Massimo') twice in different fonts and hands. Inside, the vellum is securely attached and secured. The paste-downs are sure. The paper trims, which are neat and sure, have some surface stains and aging. All three sides have the title ('Valerio Massimo') written in different hands. It is still possible to see the handwork needed to affix and work the cover. The frontispage has a previous owner inscription in handwriting: "Ad usum Bastilij de ferraris" (For the use of Bastilij of Ferraro). The paper was to the standard enforced by the Venetian State (who took the publishing business so seriously as to strictly punish the use of low quality paper). Consequently, the pages are in good, fresh-like condition. There are sporadic and occasional stains from storage and ownership. There are also a few annotations from previous owners. The pages have printer signatures. The printing is very clear and spry. The page health is vigorous and very assured. The binding at page 145 and 168 is loosened but is still vigorous and sure. For its age this is an exciting book that is seeped in it's ownerships and histories. Shiveringly wonderful to hold. fk. Good/Good.
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Book number: anfi
USD 1000.00 [Appr.: EURO 884.25 | £UK 757.75 | JP¥ 110136]
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FLEMING, IAN
Goldfinger
Jonathan Cape. 1959, 1st Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 318 pages (complete). In general very good condition. The original dustjacket has a clear cellophane protective cover. The dustjacket beneath is whole, entire, secure and sound. There is some mild wear to the corners and the head and foot of the spine. The spine has been sunned but is healthy and the print is bold and strident. The back cover has some shelf rubbing. The black board cover is very neat, smart, tidy and strong. The impressed decoration is unworn and fresh. The papertrims have some gentle handling marks. The price has not been snipped. The contents are fresh, bright, clear, clean, firm, tidy, comfortable, assured and may be read with complete confidence and enjoyment. fk. Very Good/Good.
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Book number: anhd
USD 600.00 [Appr.: EURO 530.5 | £UK 454.75 | JP¥ 66081]
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FLEMING, IAN (WITH VIVIENNE MICHEL)
The Spy Who Loved Me
Jonathan Cape. 1962, 1st Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 221 pages (complete). First edition, first issue, original jacket. The dustjacket has wear and very light marking. There some insect damage to the front and back flap seams and the head and foot of the spine. The spine is tanned. The back flap is perilously attached. The board cover is exceptionally smart and tidy. The is some very, very light shelving wear. The printing and cover design is fresh, bright. The price is NOT clipped and is stated: 15 shillings net. Inside, the contents are almost as new. The front and end pages are immaculate. The pages are tight, fresh, clean, clear, very confident and assured. They have no markings, user wear or marks. An excellent price for a first edition of this, perhaps Fleming's most controversial novel. fk. Very Good/Poor.
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Book number: oefm
USD 160.00 [Appr.: EURO 141.5 | £UK 121.25 | JP¥ 17622]
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FLEMING, IAN
Thunderball
Jonathan Cape. 1961, 1st Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 254 pages (complete). A pleasing first edition of 'Thunderball'. Cover illustration by the excellent Richard Chopping. Price clipped. The dustjacket has a clear cellophane protective cover. The dustjacket beneath is a little worn but is intact, attractive and sure. The cover is suave with some light wear to the shelving edges. Inside, the early pages have a distinct very small 'burn' mark at the foot of the pages. The front pages have very mild foxing to the edges. The spine and binding are fit and healthy. The pages are comfortable, clean, clear, confident and companionable. fk. Good/Fair.
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Book number: aqes
USD 180.00 [Appr.: EURO 159.25 | £UK 136.5 | JP¥ 19824]
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FONTAINE, JEAN DE LA
Tales and Novels of J de la Fontaine with 12 Original Etchings by Clara Tice - 2 Volumes
Privately Printed: G J Thieme, Nijmegen. 1929, Limited. Hardcover, with dust jacket. Ill.: Tice, Clara. Two volumes. Hand-numbered 59 (both volumes) of a limited publication of 100 copies. Despite wear and aging this is a shiveringly wonderful set of Fontaine's tales. A sense of wonderment only truly felt by booklovers. Both books have an authentication label SIGNED by the 'bad girl of etching', "The Queen of Greenwich Village", CLARA TICE: "To 100 Choicest Falstaff Connoisseur Collectors / This is no. 59 of 100 copies entirely set by hand Containing 12 Etchings hand coloured by Most Cordially yours / Clara Tice". The etchings are beautifully coloured, fresh. Indeed, some of colouring has seeped through the pages. The illustrations are excellent examples of Tice's erotic works. These drawings of naked women in various states of longeur were considered so shocking that the book had to be published privately and printed abroad to escape the Puritan censure of American morality. These copies are comfortable, resolute and worn. The cloth covered boards have gold painted illustration - these are patient, worn but benign. The covers have wear and marking and scuffing all about. They are secure. The guttering along the first free page of volume 1 is much cracked. The security of the book is not affected. Hand-pressed paper. Paper not trimmed. The contents are aging but competent. There is foxing. Some pages have handling and aging marks. Nonetheless they are engaging, convivial, amiable, welcoming, clear, contented. The illustrations are mesmerising. They are signed by Tice. Both books are resolutely genial. fk. Fair/No Jacket. Signed.
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Book number: bslq
USD 136.00 [Appr.: EURO 120.25 | £UK 103.25 | JP¥ 14978]
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FORESTER, C S
Hornblower in the West Indies
Joseph. 1958, 1st Edition. Hardcover. The boards are rubbed, soiled and edgeworn but have not suffered much loss. Internally clean (some foxing, afew pen marks and several rubber stamps) and tightly bound. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: v159
USD 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 4.5 | £UK 4 | JP¥ 551]
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FORESTER, C. S.
The Young Hornblower
Michael Joseph. 1964, 1st Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 597 pages (complete). First edition of this collection of the first three Hornblower novels ('Mr Midshipman Hornblower'; 'Lieutenant Hornblower'; 'Hornblower and the Atropos'). A tight, comfortable copy. The atmospheric dustjacket is entire and whole with wear, scuffing and mild sunning about the edges. The spine is sunned but intact and sure. The cover has very light wear to the corners and the head and foot of the spine. The papertrims have shelving and handling marks. Inside, the contents are clear, clean, tight, assured, shipshape and neat. fk. Fair/Fair.
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Book number: aqkq
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 35.5 | £UK 30.5 | JP¥ 4405]
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FORSTER, M
The Seduction of Mrs Pendelbury
Secker. 1974, 1st Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. The jacket is minimally rubbed, edgeworn and soiled - there is one closed tear. Internally clean (two notations and one sticker) and tightly bound. Fine/Fine.
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Book number: s702
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.5 | £UK 11.5 | JP¥ 1652]
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FOWLER, J H
Essays from Addison
Macmillan and Co. Limited, London. 1930, 1st Edition. Hardcover. 112 pages (complete). Pocket sized. In general poor condition with the cover worn about all edges, corners and seams. The cover is firm and tight. The contents are clear and clean. The frontispage is creased. Previous owner inscription. A handy assured book. fk. Poor/No Jacket.
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Book number: 7gd
USD 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 4.5 | £UK 4 | JP¥ 551]
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FRANKEN, R
From Claudia to David
Allen. 1st Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. The jacket is a bit rubbed, soiled and edgeworn but has not suffered much paper loss. Internally clean (some foxing and one inscription) and tightly bound. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: h837
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 31 | £UK 26.75 | JP¥ 3855]
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FRASER, GEORGE MACDONALD
Royal Flash - from the Flashman Papers 1842-43 and 1847-48
Barrie & Jenkins, London. 1970, First Edition. (ISBN: 0257651012). Hardcover, with dust jacket. 261 pages (complete). Rebound. Quarter leather. Red boards. The covers are worn at all edges and corners. The leather spine has dignity despite wear and is martial. The boards too have wear and scuffing. A cloth bookmarker is attached; it has sunning. Within, the frontispage has been removed. The contents are benign, comfortable, clean, clear, companionable and certain. An assured copy. fk. Fair/No Jacket.
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Book number: bdpw
USD 27.00 [Appr.: EURO 24 | £UK 20.5 | JP¥ 2974]
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FRAYN, MICHAEL
The Tin Men
Collins. 1965, 1st Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. The jacket is a bit rubbed, soiled and edgeworn but has suffered minimal paper loss. Internally clean (one tiny ink notation) and tightly bound. Fine/Very Good.
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Book number: k181
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 17.75 | £UK 15.25 | JP¥ 2203]
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