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Crusade; The Untold Story of the Persian Gulf War

By: Atkinson, Rick

Price: $110.00

Publisher: New York, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1993

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 29611

ISBN: 0395602904

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. ; Photographs and maps; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 575 pages; [SIGNED] Stout HC/DJ. 1st edition, 1st printing, with complete number line. Superb copy is tightly bound and remarkably fresh in crisp edged and uniformly bright pictorial dust jacket with publisher's $24.95 issue price intact on unclipped front flap. Signed by Atkinson on the title page and dated 4 Oct 2003. Archival mylar cover (removable) added to preserve the superb condition of the dust jacket. NF/F ... Oversize book may require additio... View more info

Audubon and his Journals; With Zoological And Other Notes By Elliott Coues; In 2 Volumes

By: Audubon, Maria R. & Elliott Coues (Notes)

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1897

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 32267

Condition: Very Good-


Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 1086 pages; HC 2 volumes. 1st edition. 532 & 554, [2], 9 plates. Uniformly bound in dark green cloth with gilt title lettering to spine and gilt seals to cover boards. Soundly bound and clean; top edges gilt and other edges untrimmed. Prior owner's period bookplates mounted to front pastedowns of both volumes. Gilt at spine just slightly dulled; cloth at crowns a little rubbed with some trace fray. Mild damp line to lower spine corner of the first and last few leaves of the second volume. Endpages joints a little tender. Illustrated with numerous plates on glo... View more info

Mansfield Park Everyman's Library [Printed by Richard Clay & Sons, 1906]

By: Austen, Jane and R. Brimley Johnson (Intro)

Price: $60.00

Publisher: London & New York, J. M. Dent & Company; E. P. Dutton: 1906

Edition: First Edition Thus; Second Printing

Seller ID: 32334

Condition: Very Good-


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 494 pages; Everyman's Library. April 1906 printing, 2 months after the intial Everyman imprint of this title. Printer's notice for Richard Clay & Sons at front and rear. Soundly bound in original trade binding of red cloth with decoratively gilt panelled spine. Prior owner name and 1910 purchase date penned to pictorial front pastedown. Mild crimping and trace rubbing to cloth at spine ends. Mild sunning to cloth at spine. Nicer than usually seen example from the first years of the Everyman series. 2nd printing of the Everyman edition. [Seymour p 79] VG- to VG View more info

In the Country of Last Things

By: Auster, Paul

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Viking: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 28371

ISBN: 0670814458

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 188 pages; Tight and neat in clean crisp-edged dust jacket. Just a touch of shelf/handling evidence to jacket at edges. Usual and expected superficial toning to jacket flaps at edges. Fresh unmarked copy. NF/NF View more info

Changing Pilots

By: Ayres, Ruby M. & Harry Timmins (Jacket Art)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday, Doran & Company , Inc.: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 35387

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 306 pages; Soundly bound in original color pictorial dust jacket with handsome jacket art by Harry Timmins and publisher's $2.00 issue price intact to unclipped front flap. Dust jacket lightly rubbed at edges with a vertical stress crease to the spine from having been removed and placed as a bookmark while reading. Light shelf soiling to cloth boards; binding a little shaken in the spine with slight shelf cock. Solid and attractive, uncommon in dust jacket. VG-/VG- View more info

The Empress of Mars [Advanced Uncorrected Proof]

By: Baker, Kage

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Burton, MI, Subterranean Press: 2008

Seller ID: 26628

ISBN: 1596062142

Condition: Very Good+


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 300 pages; Advanced Uncorrected Proof. Trade paperback in glossy title lettered covers. Pre-publication, advance proof for the Subterranean Press 1st edition. Tight, bright and fresh. Feels and appears unread. Just a mild curl to the cover at the front edge and trace storage evidence to cover edges. VG++ to NF View more info

Skyscraper

By: Baldwin, Faith

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, N. Y., Cosmopolitan: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: Alibris.0004723

Condition: Very Good-


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 319 pages; Original yellow cloth w/ cover profile illustration of skyline in blue and titles in relief along lower edge. Spine boldly titled in matching blue. Spine a bit cocked but soundly bound. Cloth lightly shelf-soiled and cloth a bit rubbed at tips and spine ends. Tiny closed ege tear to cloth tail of spine. Solid somewhat worn copy of this uncommon Baldwin tale, the basis for the MGM film, Skyscraper Souls. VG- View more info

Death of a Low Handicap Man

By: Ball, Brian

Price: $14.50

Publisher: New York, Walker & Company: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 28727

ISBN: 0802754031

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


1974 Walker & Co HC/DJ 1st printing. Square, sound and very neat. Short neat gift insc ins cvr. Dustjakcet very bright and fresh, price clipped ins flap.NF-/NF; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 224 pages; Square, sound and very neat. Short neat gift inscription to front endpage. Dustjakcet very bright and fresh, price clipped from top corner of front flap. NF/VG++ View more info

About Catherine de Medici Everyman's Library [1910]

By: Balzac. Honore De & Clara Bell (Trans) & George Saintsbury (Intro)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London & New York, J. M. Dent & Company; E. P. Dutton: 1910

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 32363

Condition: Very Good


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 350 pages; Everyman's Library. 1st Everyman imprint of this title with no indication of subsequent printings. Printer's notice for Temple Press at rear. Soundly bound in original trade binding of ribbed red cloth with decoratively gilt panelled spine. Trace crimping and rubbing to cloth at spine ends. Red cloth is lightly sun faded at spine but with gilt still bright. Binding a little shaken. Prior owner name and 1910 purchase date penned neatly to pictorial front pastedown endpage. The 1st printing of the Everyman edition. [Seymour 53.0] VG View more info

THE ENCHANTED TYPE-WRITER

By: Bangs, John Kendrick and Peter Newell, Illustrator

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers Publishers: 1899

Edition: First Edition; Limited edtion

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 13397

Condition: Very Good


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 180 pages; [SIGNED] 1899 Harper & Brothers. HC. Publisher's limited edition of 500 copies: "Author's Autograph Edition." Author signed limitation bookplate - numbered 337 of 500 - mounted to the front pastedown. Bookplate is done in a striking Arts & Crafts design. Decorative pictorial binding with a Newell designed 4 color pictorial panel to the cover board. Title lettering in gilt to cover and spine. Illustration and gilt are bright. Mild soling to cloth and moderate darkening to spine; mild streaks of smoke staining to rear board and top edge. Contents ... View more info

Janus

By: Barker, George

Price: $95.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: Alibris.0000733

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 301 pages; 1935 Faber & Faber HC/DJ 1st edition. Square, tight and neat. Prior owner name neatly on front end pg. Dustjacket bright, unclipped and undamaged with original 7s. 6d. Price on front flap. Mild sun fading to the turquoise paper on spine edge; titles bright. Mild tanning DJ edges. Foxing to untrimmed fore edge and less so on the endpgs. Still, a very nicely preserved copy, very likely unread. VG+/VG+ View more info

Creatures in an Alphabet

By: Barnes, Djuna

Price: $23.95

Publisher: New York, Dial Press: 1982

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 17001

ISBN: 0385277970

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


B&W Illustrations; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 64 pages; Bright, tight and fresh copy feels unread. In original pictorial dust jacket which is crisp at the edges and retains the $10.95 issue price to the unclipped front flap, but which has mild toning to the spine panel and top edge. Light offset purple tone to the very front edge of the rear panel. Remainder speckle bottom edge. NF/VG++ View more info

Walls of Glass

By: Barretto, Larry

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown & Company: 1926

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 37623

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 319 pages; Soundly bound in original dust jacket. Binding slightly shelf cocked in the spine. Jacket lightly shelf rubbed with a small short jagged chip from the bottom edge of the rear panel. Light shelf soiling to jacket surfaces. Light dust soiling/foxing to page block edges. Sound clean copy in original dust jacket. VG/VG- View more info

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

By: Barris, Chuck

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, St Martins Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 36076

ISBN: 0312162146

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 240 pages; Tightly bound and very neat in crisp edged and uniformly bright pictorial dust jacket with publisher's $12.95 issue price intact to unclipped front flap. Feels and appears unread. Trace shelf rubbing to jacket edges; mild dust spotting to top edge of page block. NF/NF View more info

Giles Goat-Boy

By: Barth, John

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday & Company: 1966

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23403

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 710 pages; HC/DJ. 1st edition, 1st printing with "H18" code at the foot of the terminal leaf and the $6.95 issue price intact to the unclipped, front jacket flap. Inscribed and signed by Barth on the title page to Jere Real and dated 1988. Jere Real was a professor at Lynchburg College; he coordinated visits and played host to the authors who appeared at the college as part of the Thornton Writer-in-Residence and Guest Reader program. Tight. Clean copy in a crisp edged and clean dust jacket with just mild toning to the whites of the design and mild gen... View more info

Second Flight

By: Bartley, Nalbro

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar and Rinehart: 1932

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 35379

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 312 pages View more info

Intimate Journals

By: Baudelaire, Charles; Christopher Isherwood (trans.) & TS Eliot (intro)

Price: $95.00

Publisher: London & New York, Blackamore Press & Random House: 1930

Edition: First Edition Thus; Limited edition

Seller ID: 38625

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


Text in English, [8] leaves of Portraits, Plates. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 126 pages; 1st english language edition. #494 of 650 hand numbered copies of the 1st printing. (copies numbered 401-650 were distributed in the US by Random House) Sound neat copy. Bright blue cloth with very bright gilt titling to spine and gilt blocked fascimile authograph of Baudelaire on cover board. Top edge gilt, other edges uncut. Retains most of the rare original glassine dust wrapper; only a 2" wide swath missing across the lower edge of the upper board and spine. 2 short strips of old cellophane applie... View more info

A Queer Kind of Death

By: Baxt, George

Price: $42.50

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1966

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 37263

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


1966 Simon Schuster (Inner Sanctum) HC/DJ 1st printing. Baxt's 1st pubclished mystery novel. Bright tight and clean copy; no marks. Dust jacket reatins publisher's $3.95 issue price on unclipped flap. Dj front panel has two short closed tears bottom edge and mild rubbing top edge. Rear panel has a longer "scrunch" tear with a small 1/2" triangular loss at corner and some wrinkling and chipping to the author photo. Book's green paper covered boards mildly shelf rubbed and nicked edges/corners. VG+/VG-; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 249 pages; 1st printing of Baxt's 1st mystery novel... View more info

The Feast Of Love; A Novel

By: Baxter, Charles

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Pantheon Books: 2000

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 29538

ISBN: 0375410198

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 308 pages; Exceptionally bright and fresh copy in crisp edged and uniformly bright pictorial jacket with publisher's $24 issue price intact to unclipped front flap. Bookmark from Bibelot Book Store - where signing took place, is laid in at front. Handsome copy. F/F; Signed by Author View more info

Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener (Agatha Raisin Mysteries, No. 3)

By: Beaton, M. C.

Price: $29.50

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22060

ISBN: 031210927x

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 196 pages; Bright, snug and clean in uniformly bright pictorial dust jacket. No marks. Spine ends just lightly shelf bumped with but very mild shelf rub to the jacket at spine ends and tips. NF/NF View more info