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MR. SOUTH BURNED HIS MOUTH: A Mystery Story

MR. SOUTH BURNED HIS MOUTH: A Mystery Story

by Nyland, Gentry

New York: William Morrow & Company, 1941. First edition. Advance copy fashioned from gathered signatures with a trimmed-down dust jacket pasted at spine acting as the covers. Publication date "Jan - 2 1941" stamped on second front free endpaper. Very good or better in pictorial paperwraps with rubbing, light soiling and dampstain on back panel. Scarce early state.
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SGD 206.94
AT PLAY IN THE FIELDS OF THE LORD

AT PLAY IN THE FIELDS OF THE LORD

by Matthiessen, Peter

New York: Random House, (1965). First edition. Advance reading copy in white paperwraps printed in blue, with swirl design on front cover in orange. SIGNED by author on title page. Covers lightly soiled, spine lightly creased, otherwise very good to fine.
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SGD 413.88
The Black Veil

The Black Veil

by Moody, Rich

2002 - ARC - softcover - tight, sound, and square - all pages are clean and unmarked
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SGD 23.41
Krome-Kraft by Farber Brothers New York City

Krome-Kraft by Farber Brothers New York City

by Farber Brothers

New York: Farber Brothers, 1941. First Edition, First Printing. Staplebound Wraps. Near Fine. 47 pp. primarily illus. 31 cm. Folio. Softcover. Staplebound stiff wraps in shiny silver and aqua, lettering in black, watercolor decorations to upper cover. [Title from cover]. Book Condition: Near fine with bits of salt and pepper wear to extremities. A very handsome copy. The original Krome Kraft product catalog with a profusion of half-tone illustrations, depicting hundreds of named and numbered Krome... Read more about this item
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SGD 75.88
THE DEEP END OF THE OCEAN

THE DEEP END OF THE OCEAN

by Mitchard, Jacquelyn

(New York): Viking, (1996). First edition. Advance reading copy in glossy, pictorial paperwraps with "Advance Uncorrected Proofs - Not for Sale" banner at top front cover. SIGNED by Mitchard on title page and dated "5-20-98." Fine.
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SGD 55.18
THE SAD SUDDEN DEATH OF MY FAIR LADY

THE SAD SUDDEN DEATH OF MY FAIR LADY

by Forbes, Stanton] Tobias Wells

Garden City, New York, U.S.A.: Crime Club Doubleday, 1971. near fine in dj. REVIEW COPY... 1933 Chicago World's Fair Century of Progress Exposition.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Review Copy.
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SGD 46.35
DESCENT TO THE DEAD: Poems Written in Ireland and Great Britain

DESCENT TO THE DEAD: Poems Written in Ireland and Great Britain

by Jeffers, Robinson

New York: Random House, 1931. First edition. ONE OF 50 SIGNED COPIES DESIGNATED FOR REVIEW, issued in addition to and, one would assume, prior to the 500 copies in the regular signed/limited issue (Broomfield A14[1]). Publisher's review slip laid in with projected publication date December 7, 1931. SIGNED BY JEFFERS on limitation page with "Review" written in black ink (in place of a number). Quarto cinnamon Tokugawa paper over flexible boards with vellum spine lettered in black. Broomfield doesn't call... Read more about this item
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SGD 551.84
THE HORSE WHISPERER

THE HORSE WHISPERER

by Evans, Nicholas

London: Bantam Press, (1995). First UK edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Basis for the Robert Redford movie. Advance reading copy (though labeled "uncorrected proof"). SIGNED BY EVANS on the title page, which is unusual as most copies we've seen were signed on a numbered bookplate. Fine in glossy pictorial paperwraps.
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SGD 103.47
Colonel Sun.  A James Bond Adventure.

Colonel Sun. A James Bond Adventure.

by MARKHAM, Robert [AMIS, Kingsley]

Jonathan Cape, 1968. VG. Uncorrected Proof Copy. 13 x 18.5cm. Publisher's device in white repeated over lime green softcovers, 255pp. Gilbert, p612. Spotting to both covers with slight toning and creasing to the spine. Light creases to the corners of the covers slightly affecting the corner tips the first and last few pages. The binding is firm and square. Internally, there is no name, inscription or bookplate, a number "10" in pencil at the top corner of the first page and "Kingsley Amis"... Read more about this item
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SGD 641.74
The Recycled Citizen

The Recycled Citizen

by Macleod, Charlotte

016MacLeod, Charlotte. THE RECYCLED CITIZEN, by popular Canadian author Charlotte MacLeod. Mysterious Press ISBN 96187-2.1988. Published January 21, 1988. Softcover. Advance Uncorrected Proof. 199 numbered pages. Signed." The reigning queen of the whimsical whodunit brings back amateur sleuth Sarah Kelling and her art detective husband, Max Bittersohn, in this tasty mystery involving a black-tie charity auction, scandal, and more than one murder." Stated First Printing January, 1988. Number line... Read more about this item
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SGD 137.96SGD 82.78
The Mosquito Coast

The Mosquito Coast

by Paul Theroux

Advanced Reading Copy. Yellow illustrated wraps in near fine condition, light foxing at edges. null.
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SGD 55.18
La Variabilité du Gout dans les Arts

La Variabilité du Gout dans les Arts

by Arnoult, Léon

Léon Arnoult: La Variabilité du Gout dans les Arts. Les phases ornamentales de la mode (The variability of taste in the arts. The ornamental phases of fashion). Printed and published by Devambez "À l'enseigne du masque d'Or". Paris, 1921. ARNOULT Léon - William ABLETT (1877-1937 illustrator). Preowned, Signed. A l'Enseigne du Masque d'Or, chez Devambez, 1921, in-4°, 87 pp + 7 plate illustrations, printed in 303 numbered copies. Sewn, original printed stiff wrapper over blind wrapper. Printed... Read more about this item
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SGD 274.54
Snow Angels.

Snow Angels.

by O'NAN, Stewart

New York: Doubleday, 1994. Signed by the author. First edition / First printing. First state uncorrected proof. Illustrated wrappers. Very fine. GRANTA 20 author.
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SGD 137.96
BEAT THE DEVIL

BEAT THE DEVIL

by Helvick, James

Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, (1951). First edition. A REVIEW COPY with slip laid in. Helvick was the pseudonym of Claud Cockburn, a noted British radical journalist. Born in Peking, China, in 1904, he was the scion of an aristocratic family--one of his ancestors was the British commander who ordered the burning of the White House during the War of 1812 and his cousin was the novelist Evelyn Waugh. The book was made into a 1953 film directed by John Huston, with the screenplay by Huston and... Read more about this item
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SGD 689.80
NUTCRACKER; [Advance excerpt for the British distribution]

NUTCRACKER; [Advance excerpt for the British distribution]

by Hoffmann, E. T. A., Maurice Sendak, illustrator

New York: Crown Publishers [Bodley Head], 1984. First edition with illustrations by Sendak. Translated from the German by Ralph Manheim. Uncorrected proof in stapled paperwraps; excerpt only -- 16 pages (non-consecutive) including covers. This copy for British distribution with large label on rear cover indicating an export date of August 1984, publication date of October 1984, and a promotional price until the end of the year Touch of edge rubbing, still near fine.
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SGD 68.98
THE WORLD WITHIN THE WORD Essays

THE WORLD WITHIN THE WORD Essays

by Gass, William H

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1978. First edition. Personal copy of author Doris Grumbach with her initials on front endpaper. Review copy with slip laid in. Near fine in dust jacket with one short closed tear and slight soiling.
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SGD 62.08
THE BALLROOM OF ROMANCE And Other Stories

THE BALLROOM OF ROMANCE And Other Stories

by Trevor, William

New York: Viking Press, (1972). First U.S. edition, printed and bound in England from the English sheets. Review copy with publisher's slip (with publication date Oct. 19, 1972) and "News from Viking" letter laid in. Fine in dust jacket with slight discoloration along upper edge front flap but otherwise quite fine.
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SGD 206.94
THE BLACK BOOK: (Advance review copy)

THE BLACK BOOK: (Advance review copy)

by Durrell, Lawrence

New York: Dutton, 1960. First U.S. edition. His first major novel, originally published in Paris in 1936 when he was just 24. Advance review copy with review slip dated "Sep 14 1960" laid in. Comprised of the unbound signatures (i.e., groups of pages) from the book laid into the trade dust jacket Fine in nice, bright jacket with just minor rubbing on corners and spine ends.
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SGD 172.45
ZIP: A Novel of the Left and the Right

ZIP: A Novel of the Left and the Right

by Apple, Max

New York: Viking Press, (1978). First edition. Review copy with slip, photograph and publisher's letter laid in. INSCRIBED and dated on front endpaper. Laid in is a TLS from Apple "...I also remember that years ago when you were at The New Republic you were, I think, the first person ever to mention my work in a magazine--not the kind of thing anyone forgets..." Fine in fine dust jacket.
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SGD 137.96
PATRIMONY: A True Story

PATRIMONY: A True Story

by Roth, Philip

London: Jonathan Cape, (1991). First UK edition. Advance reading copy with "Uncorrected Proof" on front cover. Glossy white pictorial paperwaps printed in black and gray. A relatively scarce advance issue. Fine.
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SGD 103.47
FRUITS & VEGETABLES

FRUITS & VEGETABLES

by Jong, Erica

New York,: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1971). First edition. Her first book, although she went on to become more famous for her FEAR OF FLYING. Presumed review copy, without a review slip but with photo of Jong laid, which differs from the one used on the back of the dust jacket (photo is very good with spotting on verso visible at margins). Fine in bright, fine dust jacket with inconspicuous foxing to rear flap.
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SGD 206.94
KILL THE MESSENGER: A Newspaper Mystery

KILL THE MESSENGER: A Newspaper Mystery

by Squire, Elizabeth Daniels

N.Y.: St. Martins, 1990. 1st ed. Fine in dust jacket. Author's first mystery novel. Publishers informational sheet laid in. "Isaiah Justice, feisty editor and publisher of the crusading Southern newspaper The Defender , has been murdered, his favorite bourbon laced with cyanide. A network of suspicious events is quickly uncovered by Isaiah's energetic, fearless son Howard who, in this brisk and sometimes manic mystery, heads off in all directions to find the killer. Some signs point to... Read more about this item
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SGD 23.18
THROUGH THE IVORY GATE: A Novel

THROUGH THE IVORY GATE: A Novel

by Dove, Rita

New York: Pantheon Books, (1992). First edition. Pulitzer Prize-winning poet's first novel. Advance reading copy in glossy pictorial paperwraps SIGNED BY DOVE on the half-title page. Near fine.
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SGD 62.08
Charlie Hernandez & the League of Shadows

Charlie Hernandez & the League of Shadows

by Ryan Calejo

Advanced Reading Copy (ARC)
Ages 10 - 14
"On top of that, he's grown horns. Yes, real, honest-to-goodness horns. Then the feathers appear. Feathers growing out of his pores, covering his arms and chest. And suddenly he's reminded of one of his abuela's myths. This one was about a creature caled a Morphling, a shape-shifter. But myths aren't real, are they?" - front flap
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SGD 17.92
Cities of the Red Night; A Boy's Book [UNCORRECTED PROOF]

Cities of the Red Night; A Boy's Book [UNCORRECTED PROOF]

by BURROUGHS, William S

New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1980. Uncorrected Proof. Paperback. Very good. Tall 8vo. Wraps. 266 pp. Sunning to wraps. Small crease to bottom corner p. 59. An excellent clean and unmarked copy. This is an advance uncorrected proof of Burroughs' 1980 novel.
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SGD 586.33