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The Atlantic sound

The Atlantic sound

by Phillips, Caryl

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000. Hardcover. 275p., first US edition, dj.
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$12.00
Dictation A Quartet

Dictation A Quartet

by Cynthia. Ozick

UNCORRECTED PROOF in black & white paperback wraps. AS NEW.
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$19.99
With Or Without You

With Or Without You

by Matthews, Carole

Red Dress Inc, 2005. First American edition. Hardcover. As New/as new. 424 pp. 8vo_tall. Purple binding w/white boards. Silver titles stamped to spine. Clean, Bright, Square, and Firm. Ever so slight hint of slant to spine. Mildest trace of handling wear to to of back jacket. Sharp Copy. Name your own sale price! I'm open to offers. Insurance included. Books kept in protective plastic. Bubble wrapped, boxed, and shipped within 24 hours. Gift wrapping upon request. This independent... Read more
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$21.99
The Case of the Lucky Legs

The Case of the Lucky Legs

by Gardner, Erle Stanley

New York: William Morrow & Co, 1934. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Octavo. Original black cloth, lettered in red. 282 pages. A beautiful copy, with no markings of any kind; about fine.
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$720.00
Don Juan; and Don Juan: His Life in London. Two volumes

Don Juan; and Don Juan: His Life in London. Two volumes

by Thornton, Alfred with Illustrations by Atkinson

London: Printed for Thomas Kelly, 1822. Hardcover. all four boards are off, and two are lacking. occasional minor foxing to plates, and occasional offsetting. plates are clean and bright. a handsome set that needs rebinding. xii + 620. xii + 660 pp including 31 hand-colored aquatint plates [15 in Volume One, 16 in Volume Two]. Abbey, Life in England 323: "The first volume is a parody of Mozart's and Byron's "Don Juan", the second an imitation of Egan's "Life in London."
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$350.00
White on Black on White a novel

White on Black on White a novel

by Dowell, Coleman

Woodstock, VT: The Countryman Press, 1983. Hardcover. 251p., ownership blindstamp on fep else very good first edition in cloth boards and unclipped but edgeworn dj. The Kentucky-born gay author uses a straight black policeman as his protagonist to explore issues of race and sex in American culture. This was his final book published in 1983. He committed suicide in 1985.
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$15.00
Legion of Lust

Legion of Lust

by Scott, Lukas

London: Zipper Books, 2004. Paperback. 211p., very good first edition trade paperback in pictorial wraps. Homoerotic novel of discipline and desire set in ancient Britain under Roman rule.
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$12.00
A Shadowed Man: Henry Williamson, 1895-1977

A Shadowed Man: Henry Williamson, 1895-1977

by Lamplugh, Lois

Exmoor Press, 1991. 2nd Edition . Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Lovely clean unmarked copy. Dj slightly bumped
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£7.00
Red Square

Red Square

by Wood, Samuel Andrew

New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc, 1934. Hardcover. 251p., spine slightly dimmed, lacking dj, corners bumped, boards lightly rubbed, else in very good condition. Thrilling novel about the Soviet secret police.
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$20.00
Hickory Dickory Dock

Hickory Dickory Dock

by CHRISTIE, Agatha

Collins Crime Club, 1955. First edition, first printing. 8vo. Red boards with black titles. Typographical brick red dustwrapper. A fine copy with clean boards. No marks to textblock edges & no inscriptions. The near fine/fine dustwrapper has no chipping or tearing to wrapper. Tiny scuff to top margin of front panel. Original price of10s6d net to spine. A lovely copy without the usual fading to the brick red spine. Wagstaff & Poole p.205. A Hercule Poirot mystery. Poirot is called in to... Read more
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£300.00
The Thousand and One Mornings

The Thousand and One Mornings

by Colette

Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill. 1973. First US Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Near fine in near fine dust jacket with tears on bottom rear wrap and tiny tear at rear spine fold. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 155 pp .
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$15.00
The Sixth Beatitude

The Sixth Beatitude

by Hall, Radclyffe

London: Heinemann, 1936. Purple boards, brightly stamped in gilt on spine. Binding slightly cocked, light foxing to covers, stains and soiling to page edges, text clean, overall an about very good copy in like, slightly soiled dust jacket, with small tears to spine ends, surface creasing to front panel, and detached front flap internally reinforced and secured with tape.. First Edition. Hard Cover.
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$40.00
The Papers of Samuel Marchbanks

The Papers of Samuel Marchbanks

by Davies, Robertson

New York: Viking [0-670-81145-9] [1986], 1st American edition. (Hardcover) 540pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Signed by the author. The dust jacket has the UK price on the flap, the dust jacket spine is lightly faded. (Fiction, Canadian).
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$131.25
White Lightning

White Lightning

by Cartwright, Justin

Sceptre, 2002. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine. Square, tight and clean copy with no inscriptions. Fine but for light page toning. Unclipped jacket is clean and bright. Flat signed on title page.
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£20.00
Two gentleman sharing

Two gentleman sharing

by Corlett, William

Los Angeles: Alyson, 1999. 391p., very good first edition trade paperback in pictorial wraps. Originally published in hardcover by Little, Brown & Co. 1997.
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$12.00
The Years as Catches: first poems (1939-1946)

The Years as Catches: first poems (1939-1946)

by Duncan, Robert

Berkeley: Oyez, 1966. Hardcover. xi, 93p. + bibliography, very good first limited edition, one of 200 copies in pictorial boards, lightly-worn unclipped dj. Young 1106 P*.
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$75.00
Head to toe

Head to toe

by Orton, Joe

New York: St. Martin's Press, 1986. Hardcover. 187p., very good first US edition, boards in lightly-worn dj. The British first edition of this posthumous novel is Young 2929. Posthumous publication the playwright's novel.
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$12.00
The Chimney Sweeper's Boy

The Chimney Sweeper's Boy

by Vine, Barbara (Ruth Rendell)

Viking, 1998. First Edition . Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Lovely clean unread copy in fine unclipped jacket.
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£5.00
The Juvies

The Juvies

by Ellison, Harlan

Ace D-513 (35¢), 1961. First. Softbound. A fine bright copy. a paperback original.
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$325.00
LORD RANDOLPH CHURCHILL

LORD RANDOLPH CHURCHILL

by Churchill, Sir Winston S

London: Macmillan & Co, 1906. First Edition. Hard Cover. Octavo. In two volumes, 564, 531pp., bound in original burgundy cloth with Churchill family crest stamped in gilt on the front panel of both volumes, illustrated in color and in black & white. Only a trace of wear at extremities, Bookplate of Colston's Girl's School, Bristol by bequest of of Charles Julious Ryland on front pastedowns, shelf sticker skillfully removed from lower spines leaving a trace of discoloration, slight fading... Read more
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$550.00
Sexing the Cherry

Sexing the Cherry

by WINTERSON, Jeanette

London: Bloomsbury, 1989. Hardback. Very Good. FIRST EDITION. Large 8vo. Blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, gilt-stamped 'J W' and stars to upper board, blue ribbon marker. Pushing to spine ends, shallow bump to bottom edge of upper board. Else, clean, bright and tight. In the fabulous original dust jacket. A grand copy of Winterson's third novel. Very good/ near fine.
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£30.00
Bound to Please [Playing for Keeps: book #2]

Bound to Please [Playing for Keeps: book #2]

by Gardner, Kimberly

Albion: MLR/ManLoveRomance Press, 2010. Paperback. 322p., very good first edition trade paperback original in pictorial wraps. M/M Romance Novel by woman author.
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$12.00
The Shores of Death New Worlds SF 2 Vols

The Shores of Death New Worlds SF 2 Vols

by Michael Moorcock

London: New Worlds SF, 1964. First editions of these two Paperbacks Beginning the Shores of Death and concluding the Shores of Death, original publications dated Sept-October 1964 and November - December 1964 Vol 48 no 144 and vol 48 no 145 respectively. 128 pages in each book, in bright clean condition just usual very light tanning due to quality of paper used. Books are very tight and square appear not to have been read, . Several B/w illustrations,all present ascalled for, NO... Read more
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£38.00
The Price of Achievement: coming out in Reagan days

The Price of Achievement: coming out in Reagan days

by Thompson, W. Scott

London: Casell, 1995. Hardcover. 242p., introduction, index, very good first edition in boards and unclipped dj.
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$15.00
Nerds Who Kill A Paul Turner Mystery #8

Nerds Who Kill A Paul Turner Mystery #8

by Zubro, Mark Richard

New York: St. Martin's Press, 2005. Hardcover. 261p., very good first edition, first printing stated in boards and bright unclipped dj. Chicago homicide detective with two children.
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$15.00