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Giles Goat-Boy; The End of the Road; Lost in the Funhouse

Giles Goat-Boy; The End of the Road; Lost in the Funhouse

by Barth, John

Fawcett, 1967. Later Printing . Mass Market Paperback. Fair-/No Jacket. This listing is for three titles by Barth, sold as a group at the list price. "Giles" is rough, will stand one more reading. Worn, age-darkened. "End of the Road" is better, trade paperback, unmarked, very light wear. "Funhouse" is rough, though not as bad as "Giles." Some text marking. JUST RECEIVED and added to this group for sale as a group of 4, "The Friday Book" sharp,... Read more about this item
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SGD 16.73
Modern First Editions : Their Value to Collectors

Modern First Editions : Their Value to Collectors

by Connolly, Joseph

London: Macdonald and Co Ltd, 1987. No marks or inscriptions. A very clean very tight copy with unmarked black cloth boards, slight tanning to pages, slight foxing to page edges and no bumping to corners. Dust jacket not price clipped or marked or torn with minor creasing to lower rear edge. With the 'scale of values' bookmark. 336pp. Starting with invaluable information on how to identify a First Edition book, this study provides some details of around 250 authors and their novels. The... Read more about this item
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SGD 10.62
French Literature Before 1800

French Literature Before 1800

by Michell, Robert Bell (Editor) / Bradley, Robert Foster (Editor)

New York, New York: F. S. Crofts & Co.. Good with No Dust Jacket as issued. 1937. Third Printing. Hard Cover. 493 pages: 6 x 9.25 in.: 2.4: KB#003258: No Jacket as Issued. Content stories are in French. Has penciled notations on various content pages and inscription by original owner on front flyleaf. "The present volume is devoted for the most part to French literature of the so-called classical period, the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. ... The seventeenth century is represented... Read more about this item
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SGD 26.22
Fool of the Family: A Life of J.M. Synge

Fool of the Family: A Life of J.M. Synge

by McCormack, W.J

London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2000. Appears unread. No marks or inscriptions. No creasing to covers or to spine. A lovely clean very tight copy with bright unmarked boards and no bumping to corners. Dust jacket not price clipped or marked or torn with very minor creasing. 499pp. Biography of the author of The Playboy of the Western World which provoked riots at its Dublin premiere in 1907. McCormack details the complex religious and social environment in which Synge slowly refined his... Read more about this item
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SGD 42.50
The Little Dog Laughed

The Little Dog Laughed

by Merrick, Leonard

NY: Dutton, 1930. 5th Pr. . Hardcover. Very Good-/No Jacket. Sweet little book, much aged charm. Fore edge is deckled (rough cut by bindery) the odd tiny stain to cloth. Deco cover in gilt handsome. * We feel that books offered for internet sale should be described thoroughly and accurately. Books listed by Brass Dolphin are so described, and graded, using the strict, traditional standards. For this reason, we have virtually zero returns.*
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SGD 19.68
The Bull from the Sea

The Bull from the Sea

by Renault, Mary

London, UK: New English Library. Very Good-. 1968. Reissue. Paperback. Book is Very Good - (minus). 1968 NEL Reissue [stated]. Clean and unmarked text. Tight and sturdy binding. First page has "American Book & News Agency" stamp and very small sticker at bottom. Spine near ends have defect of slight and thin surface wrinkles. Light spine edge wear with slight chipping and a light front spine edge crease. Front cover and some pages near front have some light horizontal surface creases... Read more about this item
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SGD 13.80
Elegant Narratives

Elegant Narratives

by Various

Hardcover book with 24 Narratives. The African Servant tells the story of a boy looking for sea shells by the shore when white sailors take hime and he never sees his mother or father again. He is taken to Jamaica where he is sold to an American who keeps him in his house as his servant. Three years before this Narrative he is resold to a new "massa" a Captain of a ship. It tells of his conversian to Christianity in order to go to heaven. This book is only a reading copy. It is heavily foxed with damp... Read more about this item
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SGD 34.50
The Road To The Open

The Road To The Open

by Schnitzler, Arthur

Evanston: Northwestern University press, 1991. 5th or later Edition . Hardcover. Very Good+/No Jacket. Solid little hardcover, clean and unmarked if with some bumping, especially one lower board tip. Previously done UK, translator Horace Samuel. No Jacket. Mc Brides says SD for 1st, this one has no date title page. *We feel that books offered for internet sale should be described thoroughly and accurately. Books listed by Brass Dolphin are so described, and graded, using the strict, traditional... Read more about this item
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SGD 29.91
The Gaskell Society Journal : 2012 Volume 26

The Gaskell Society Journal : 2012 Volume 26

by Louise Lee & Rebecca Styler (editors)

London: The Gaskell Society, 2012. No marks or inscriptions. Crease to lower corner of front cover, none to rear or to spine. A very clean very tight copy with bright unmarked boards and no bumping to corners. 151pp. Articles, reviews, notes and reports on all aspects of the 19th century writer Elizabeth Gaskell.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine. 8.25 x 5.75 inches.
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SGD 8.50
Quarup

Quarup

by Callado, Antonio

NY: Knopf, 1970. 1st Edition US . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Bright mustard hardcover, spine letters imperfect but only slightly so. Solid reading copy, unbumped, unmarked, last leaf (blank) has small diagonal crease made in binding, corrected. Translation by Barbara Shelby. *We feel that books offered for internet sale should be described thoroughly and accurately. Books listed by Brass Dolphin are so described, and graded, using the strict, traditional standards. For this reason, we have... Read more about this item
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SGD 16.40
Book and Magazine Collector : No 21 November 1985

Book and Magazine Collector : No 21 November 1985

by The Editor

London: Diamond Publishing Group Ltd, 1985. A small number of classified section listings highlighted with pale colour. No other marks or inscriptions to contents. No creasing to covers. A very clean very tight copy and no bumping to corners. 131pp. This issue includes Alistair Maclean adventure stories, Freya Stark's travel books, humorist AP Herbert, British pop music magazines of the 1960s, Noel Streatfeild's children's books and Virginia Woolf part 2 1927-1941.. Soft Cover. Very... Read more about this item
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SGD 8.41
An Epic Trilogy (3 Volumes) : Vol I - George Washington ; Vol II - Robert E Lee ; Vol III - Abraham Lincoln (Limited Edition Signed By Author)

An Epic Trilogy (3 Volumes) : Vol I - George Washington ; Vol II - Robert E Lee ; Vol III - Abraham Lincoln (Limited Edition Signed By Author)

by Allen, Lyman Whitney

New York: Thornton W. Allen Co., 1929. Volume I is No 6 of 500 first and autographed editions signed and inscribed by the author. The inscription reads ' For the mother of our dear little daughter Mrs Arthur Guy with sincere appreciation and best wishes' No other marks. No creasing to covers or to spines. Three very clean very tight copies with very slightly faded very slightly foxed unmarked boards and no bumping to corners. Grey cloth corners and spines on blue stiff card boards with... Read more about this item
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SGD 339.98
Gairm : An Raitheachan Gaidhlig : Spring 1984 - No 126

Gairm : An Raitheachan Gaidhlig : Spring 1984 - No 126

by MacThomais, Ruaraidh (editor)

Glasgow, Scotland: Gairm Publications, 1984. No marks or inscriptions to contents. No creasing to covers or to spine. A very clean very tight copy with bright unmarked covers and no bumping to corners. 96pp. Gaelic magazine from a series which have features on literature, history, fashion, nature, music, politics, transport and travel etc. Most of text in Scottish Gaelic. We do not use stock photos, the picture displayed is of the actual book for sale. Every one of our books is in stock in the UK... Read more about this item
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SGD 12.32
Palace Walk, Miramar, Akhenaten

Palace Walk, Miramar, Akhenaten

by Mahfuoz, Naguib

NY: Anchor, 1991. Later Printing . Trade Paperback. Very Good-/No Jacket. This listing is for 3 trade paperbacks by Mahfouz sold as a group at the listed price with one book priced domestic media mail shipping. All are reasonably sound, clean and unmarked. Above info is for PW, which has small stain fore edge and mild wave on first two sheets. Uncreased spines, solid trade paperback copies. *We feel that books offered for internet sale should be described thoroughly and accurately. Books listed by... Read more about this item
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SGD 15.09
Not I, But the Wind.", D.H. Lawrence: Selected Literary Criticism

Not I, But the Wind.", D.H. Lawrence: Selected Literary Criticism

by Lawrence, Frieda

Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1974. First Thus . Hardcover. Near Fine/Good+. This listing is now for 3 Lawrence related hardcovers sold as a group at the listed price with ONE BOOK priced domestic media mail shipping. "Not I" is straight, clean copy. Unmarked. Upper back board tip has microbump. Jacket has notable edgewear and spine sunning. Looking quite decent in mylar wrapper. Selected Literary Criticism of D.H. Lawrence, edited by Beal is 1956, Very Good-, hardback, no... Read more about this item
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SGD 34.89
The Life of the Party

The Life of the Party

by Ames, Christopher

Athens: U of Georgia, 1991. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good+/Near Fine. Subtitle,"Festive Vision in Modern Fiction." The books condition closely approaches Near Fine, crisp and bright, there is a price erasure evident corner 2nd end sheet. Jacket has just a trace of edgewear. *We feel that books offered for internet sale should be described thoroughly and accurately. We assure the buyer that books listed by Brass Dolphin are so described, and graded, using the strict, traditional... Read more about this item
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SGD 16.96
Margaret Ogilvy By Her Son

Margaret Ogilvy By Her Son

by Barrie, J. M

London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1896. Easily removable pencil details of possible interest left on front end paper. No other marks or inscriptions. No creasing to covers or to very slightly sunned spine. A very clean very tight copy with unmarked dark blue bevelled cloth boards and no bumping to corners. Clear gilt lettering to spine, gilt top of page edges and other page edges untrimmed. Frontispiece tissue-guarded photograph of Marraget Ogilvy. 204pp. An account of his mother's life and... Read more about this item
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SGD 27.20
The Beckoning Skyline and other poems  (Signed By Author)

The Beckoning Skyline and other poems (Signed By Author)

by Milligan, James Lewis

Toronto Canada: McClelland & Stewart, Ltd, 1920. Inscription signed by author to title page. Also note in author's hand explaining to whom one poem referred. No other marks. No creasing to covers, slight crease down sunned spine. Very clean very tight pages with slightly foxed unmarked boards, rubbing to ends of spine, dusty page edges and bumping to lower corners. Fore and lower page edges untrimmed. 111pp. Sixty-nine poems from the Canadian poet. Scarce in the UK.. Signed by Author.... Read more about this item
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SGD 63.75
Folio - The Quarterly Magazine For The Folio Society : Summer 1998

Folio - The Quarterly Magazine For The Folio Society : Summer 1998

by The Editor

London: Folio Society, 1998. No marks or inscriptions. No creasing to covers or to spine. A very clean very tight booklet with bright unmarked boards and no bumping to corners. 32pp. With articles by well-known writers on The History Man, Sons of the Artist John, Positively Medieval, The Politician's Trollope and Traveller's Tales.. Soft Cover. Fine. 8.25 x 5.75 inches.
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SGD 6.80
I NEVER CALLED IT RAPE: THE MS. REPORT ON RECOGNIZING, FIGHTING, AND  SURVIVING DATE AND ACQUAINTANCE RAPE With an Afterword by Mary P. Koss,  Ph. D.

I NEVER CALLED IT RAPE: THE MS. REPORT ON RECOGNIZING, FIGHTING, AND SURVIVING DATE AND ACQUAINTANCE RAPE With an Afterword by Mary P. Koss, Ph. D.

by Warshaw, Robin

Harper & Row. Fine. 1988. Stated First Edition; Stated First Printing. Trade Paperback. 0060962763 . Book is Fine. Clean and unmarked text. As new sturdy binding. Appears book never read. Very light edge wear to cover. Small red price sticker front cover. Light bump back bottom front corner. ; Trade PB; 229 pages .
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SGD 4.14
Dark Voyage

Dark Voyage

by Furst, Alan

NY: Random House, 2004. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good+. 2nd, from RHs old system, ie FE statement removed, 2-9 present. Priced jacket has a 1/8th" tear head of spine, it will be shipped in new mylar wrapper, as are all of our jacketed books. Book is very sharp, unbumped, zero marking, clean and tight. *We feel that books offered for internet sale should be described thoroughly and accurately. Books listed by Brass Dolphin are so described, and graded, using the strict, traditional standards. For this... Read more about this item
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SGD 16.59
The Prelude, 1798-1799 by William Wordsworth

The Prelude, 1798-1799 by William Wordsworth

by Parrish, Stephen ed

Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1982. 2nd Edition . Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good-. Says 2nd printing with corrections, 1982. Handsome book, green boards, gray endseets. Straight and newish. Owner gift inscription (small, neat) first endsheet. Jacket has edgewear, bit of spine sun, and a good bit of upper back panel sun lightening.
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SGD 59.20
Calamities of Authors

Calamities of Authors

by D'israeli, Isaac

NY: Funk & Wagnall, 1880. 5th or later Edition . Paper/Wraps. Good+/No Jacket. Subtitle,"some inquiries respecting their moral and literary characters." An odd oversize pamphlet version of the 1812 original, says on the cover "printed without abridgment." This seems unlikely somehow as the works original version seems to have been 2 volumes. This 0ne runs from the preface through "The Illusions of Writers in Verse," and the index. About sheet music size. The work is... Read more about this item
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SGD 31.15
Raw Spewage: Collected Posts From The Blog Must/Can't/Will...Go On, Volume 1

Raw Spewage: Collected Posts From The Blog Must/Can't/Will...Go On, Volume 1

by Mitchell, Lamar

Hickory, NC?: Published By The Author. Paperback. 2015?. 1st Edition?. 8vo 240pp . Fine with no DJ. Musings on art, politics, religion & the revenge of living well as a progressive in a Southern conservative small town. The author lives in Hickory, NC. Very scarce book .
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SGD 24.35
The Ellery Queen Casebook

The Ellery Queen Casebook

by Reader's Digest

New York: Reader's Digest. Good+. 1977. 1st Edition [stated]. Stapled wraps. Book is Good + (plus). Stable and sturdy binding. Clean and unmarked text. Some thin wear to spine with few faint wrinkles. Very light edge, surface and corner wear to cover. Front cover front edge 2 inch thin white colored surface stain. Light page tanning. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 48 pages .
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SGD 20.70