Chapter 1: Fiction - Collectable
found: 4 books

 
MEADOWS, KEITH
Between the Sunlight and the Thunder
Rowland Ward Publications. 2005, Limited. (ISBN: 095849391X). Hardcover. 506 pages (complete). Hand-numbered 68 of a limited collectors' edition of 100 copies. Signed by Keith Meadows on the certification page. Full leather. A most handsome and gratifying copy. Titling on the spine is stamped gilt on burgundy leather patches. The spine has four ridges. The boards and spine are healthy, sound. The contents are in immaculate condition. They very clean, very clear, very bright and fresh, amenable and inviting - as if new throughout! fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Fine/No Jacket. Signed.
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Book number: 96rg
USD 175.00 [Appr.: EURO 143.75 | £UK 127.75 | JP¥ 18144]
Keywords: 095849391X

 
ST. PIERRE, BERNARDIN DE
Paul and Virginia - with an Original Memoir of the Author
W S Orr & Co. London. 1839. Hardcover. 307 pages (complete). A venerable copy. Included: two greetings cards with engravings of Ile de France; Mauritian first-day cover marking the 'Bi-centenary of the visit of Bernardin de St Pierre to Mauritius' (six stamps; franked: Port Louis, Mauritius, 7 December 1968). An important edition: ".this is the first time that Paul and Virginia of St Pierre has appeared in an English dress; all the previous editions having been disfigured by impertinent interpolations, and mutilated by numerous omissions and alterations, which had the effect of reducing it from the rank of a philosophical tale to the level of a mere story for children. From this species of sacrilege the Editor has endeavoured to rescue this charming work; and having carefully compared the current version with the original, retaining it where correct, and freely altering and retrenching its errors and redundancies . the present Edition, distinguished above all others by the luxury of its typography, will be found to excel them also in being a more faithful transcript .". Full leather. Stamped gilt decoration and titling. Ex-library (Royal Yacht Squadron) copy with consequent labels, annotations, wear, marks. The boards and spine are much worn, scuffed, marked, rubbed all about from age, handling. They retain a faded but determined grandeur (such as with an irrevocably impoverished marquess). The paper trims are gilded (thick and agleam). The contents are aged. There are age-marks, blotches and splodges, smears and rubbings of foxing throughout. Nonetheless, the pages are thick, confident, certain, clear and convivial, amiable, companionable, competent, comfortable, often fresh-faced and keen. Please note that due to the weight of the book, should the book need be posted to the outside of South Africa, extra postal charges may be required. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 92qk
USD 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 49.5 | £UK 43.75 | JP¥ 6221]

 
POE, EDGAR ALLAN
Tales of Mystery & Imagination
George G Harrap & Co. Ltd. London. 1935, First Edition. Hardcover. 318 pages (complete). First edition with illustration by Arthur Rackham. An agreeable copy. The boards and spine have stamped gilt decoration and titling (agleam). The boards themselves are scuffed, worn, marked from handling, storage. The corners have shelving wear. The spine has wear to the head and foot from shelving. The boards and spine are healthy and comfortable. End papers with dramatic woodcuts. The frontispage has mild storage wear. Most pleasingly the contents are in excellent condition. The illustrations are fresh, bright, clean. The pages are thick, healthy, sure, very clean and clear, unblemished, attractive, amenable, thrilling. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Near Fine/No Jacket.
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Book number: 5ori
USD 300.00 [Appr.: EURO 246.5 | £UK 218.75 | JP¥ 31105]

 
WAUGH, EVELYN
Mr Loveday's Little Outing and Other Sad Stories
Chapman & Hall, Ltd. London. 1936, First Edition, Second Impression. Hardcover. 237 pages (complete). Second Impression of the first edition. Please note that the first impression only has the snake-skin effect boards (this was a limited edition in the United States). This second impression was swiftly issued. An agreeable copy. The scarlet boards have some storage wear and marks, some scuffing. The spine has been sunned. The titling is bold. The boards and spine are yet sound, sure, steady. The contents are amiable. The energetic frontispiece by Derrick is confident, fresh. There is a previous owner signature on the title page. The contents have some few scattered foxing spots here and there throughout. By far, even overwhelmingly, the pages are hale, gratifyingly clean and clear, confident, fresh-faced, convivial, certain. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 34qk
USD 70.00 [Appr.: EURO 57.5 | £UK 51.25 | JP¥ 7258]

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