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THE LOST DIARY OF DON JUAN

By: Abrams, Douglas Carlton

Price: $20.68

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2007

Edition: Uncorrected Proof Copy

Seller ID: 008253


x, + 308pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Fine pen stripe to head and foot of textblock. Printed card wrapper negligibly scuffed. The life and exploits of Don Juan, in the 'words' of the great lover himself . . . Includes Editor's Note. Book weight approx. 400g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. View more info

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DIRK GENTLY'S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY

By: Adams, Douglas

Price: $21.62

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1987

Edition: First U.S. Edition, 1st Impression

Seller ID: 006287


247pp. Book clean and square. Blue quarter-cloth spine, bright gilt title there-on. Plain black boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated (Paul Bacon), loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. A simple search, for a missing cat, by Private Detective Dirk Gently develops into a ghost-horror-detective-time travel-romantic comedy epic . . . more interested in telekinesis, quantum mechanics and lunch, our hero's task is not easy. Sadly for the cat . ... View more info

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SHARDIK

By: Adams, Richard

Price: $20.68

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1974

Edition: First U.S. Edition, 1st Impression

Seller ID: 006699


604pp., colour, story-setting map endpapers (art by Rafael Palacios). Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over nominally bumped spine. Stylized art design over undamaged brown cloth boards. A discreet remainder stripe on textblock foot abutting spine, otherwise leaves clean. Art-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn, with short closed tears and slight tanning. Following his multi-award winning debut novel 'Watership Down', Richard Adams' 'S... View more info

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THE LAST EXILE

By: Aldridge, James

Price: $15.98

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005906


790pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm, vivid silver title there-on. Red boards undamaged. Lower margin damage (creased; plus one with biopredation) on several leaves, otherwise very good. Art-illustrated (P. Youngman-Carter) loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, with jagged tears and creases, plus minor fading on spine. Action thriller set in Egypt during and after the Suez crisis. By 1956 few Englishmen are left in the country. One exception is the mysterious ... View more info

BEYOND THE BEYOND

By: Anderson, Poul

Price: $15.51

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz: 1970

Edition: 1st U.K. [Thus].

Seller ID: 002406


224pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Minor spots on rear free endpaper and text-block edges, otherwise clean. Typical, bright yellow, loose-plastic protected, printed d/jacket edgeworn, small jagged closed tears, smokey spine panel and price-clipped. Five Novellas, previously published in 'somewhat different form', i.e.; "Memory" [under the title "A World Called Maanerak"]. Contents: Memory. Brake. The Sensitive Man. The Moonrakers.... View more info

KINGS CROSS SWINDLERS. (Signed Copy)

By: Andrew, Patrick

Price: $12.22

Publisher: Australia, Gordon A. Publishers: 1994

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 002032


189pp., book clean, square. Spine firm. Signed on title page by author, otherwise leaves clean. Art-illustrated card wrapper has several mild creases and lightly splayed, else good. "This is a humourous story about the confidence tricksters who inhabit Australia's famous bohemian centre . . . " Book weight approx. 250g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. View more info

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THE PIG PLANTAGENET

By: Andrews, Allen

Price: $18.80

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010656


199pp., b/white line-drawn illustrations by Michael Foreman. B/white illustrated endpapers. Book clean, square. Spine firm, silver title there-on. Plain blue boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has one tiny surface abrasion to flap fold. "Set in medieval France, the hero is - yes - a pig, a small but highly intelligent pig with a little boar blood lurking in his veins . . . When the feudal lords of Pitou decide with the far... View more info

PARALLEL FORCES. (Signed Copy)

By: Anggraeni, Dewi

Price: $15.98

Publisher: Briar Hill, Victoria, Australia, Indra Publishing: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed and Inscribed By Author

Seller ID: 005462


197pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Concise inscription, signed by author on her bio. page, otherwise leaves clean. Art-illustrated (David Wong) card wrapper lightly edgeworn only. Are dark forces at work? Amyrra believes she is being overpowered by the force of an ominous prediction. Desperate to free herself, she tries to fight it with brutal force. Will it be enough? Book weight approx. 230g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. pack... View more info

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THE SECRET LIFE OF LASZLO, COUNT DRACULA

By: Anscombe, Roderick

Price: $18.80

Publisher: New York, Hyperion Books: 1994

Edition: First Edition (Stated)

Seller ID: 010585


409pp. Book clean, square. Quarter-cloth spine (bronze title there-on) firm. Light bump to upper foredge corner of plain black front board. Leaves clean, very soft vertical crease to several. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket very mildly edge-creased and indented, and edge-tanned on reverse. "In his mesmerizing fictional debut, Roderick Anscombe takes readers into the fevered mind of Count Dracula the man - aristocrat, doctor, and helpless killer of you... View more info

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CHTHON

By: Anthony, Piers

Price: $28.20

Publisher: London, Macdonald: 1970

Edition: First U.K.

Seller ID: 006799


252pp. Book clean. Bright gilt title over slightly cocked spine. Light splash-stain on plain grey boards. Former owner's name on ffep., else leaves clean. Art-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, with short closed tears, browned on rear text panel. This first British Edition tells the story of Aton, whose crime, it seems, was to fall in love, as a child, with Minionette, a semi-mythical siren universally despised and feared. Condemned to the brutally... View more info

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A TWIST IN THE TALE. (Signed Copy)

By: Archer, Jeffrey

Price: $23.50

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1988

Edition: 3rd Impression

Inscription: Signed and Inscribed By Author

Seller ID: 006531


221pp. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title on firm spine. Grey tint endpapers. A concise inscription, signed by the author on title page, otherwise leaves clean, though browned. Illustrated (art & pictorial), loose-plastic protected dustjacket scuffed and abraded on upper foredge fold, otherwise very good. Twelve 'Tales with a Twist', beginning with 'The Perfect Murder' . . . Book weight approx. 520g. View more info

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KING OF TUZLA

By: Arnold Jansen Op De Haar

Price: $20.68

Publisher: London, Holland Park Press: 2010

Edition: First U.K. Edition

Seller ID: 010393


199pp. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves pristine. Illustrated card wrapper undamaged. First published in the Netherlands as 'De Koning van Tuzla', De Arbeiderspers, 1999. English translation by Paul Vincent. "All of a sudden, Tijmen Klein Gildekamp, a young Army captain, finds himself in a real war. He is part of the UN, based in Bosnia in the former Yugoslavia, the scene of the most recent war in Europe . . . A truly original coming-of-age story." Book weight appr... View more info

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INTRIGUE & ARDOUR : Lady Gwendolen Investigates. My Lord Footman. (Quills)

By: Ashley, Anne and Thornton, Claire

Price: $20.68

Publisher: Chatswood, N.S.W., Australia, Harlequin Mills and Boon: 2009

Edition: First Australian Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 007796


569pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has soft corner crease, minimal edgewear. 'Lady Gwendolen Investigates' : "Elegant yet feisty, well travelled yet innocent to the world, beautiful yet modest - prying into others' lives isn't for Lady Gwendolen Warrender. Until murder and mayhem come to Marsden Wood ! . . . " 'My Lord Footman' : "Pierce Cardew, Viscount Blackspur, has played many parts - spy, smuggler, privateer cap... View more info

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THE ADVENTURES OF ONE ON THE RAILWAYS

By: Ashley, John Anthony

Price: $14.10

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Author / FFFL Productions: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012808


92pp., several b/white halftone plate illustrations. Book clean and square. Colour-plate illustrated card wrapper slightly wavy, else very good. Textblock unmarked. From the author of "The Gathering of The Fairy Horses" comes the story of 'One', a character who sees no bad in anyone. Set in the year 2010, within a multicultural "Aussie Land" the story follows the fortunes of 'One', who goes from a baby in an orphanage to a youth on a farm, to the army, pr... View more info

THE NEW OXFORD BOOK OF CANADIAN SHORT STORIES IN ENGLISH

By: Atwood, Margaret and Weaver, Robert [Selected by]

Price: $22.56

Publisher: Don Mills, Ontario, Canada, Oxford University Press: 1997

Edition: 1st Thus [Corrected]

Inscription: Signed by an author/contributor

Seller ID: 003593


xv, + 462pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Text-block very slightly distorted. Signed on the half-title page by major-name contributor: author Carol Shields [1935-2003], otherwise leaves are clean. Art-illustrated card wrapper nominally edgeworn only. Chosen by Margaret Atwood and Robert Weaver, this current edition is a selection of more contemporary, twentieth-century authors, the earlier edition having included many born from 1850 on. Names included here comprise... View more info

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EMMA

By: Austen, Jane

Price: $16.92

Publisher: London, Penguin Classics: 2009

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 010002


xxxiii, + 474pp. Attached white ribbon bookmark. Book clean, square. Spine firm, white title and illustration there-on. Leaves clean. Illustrated cloth boards undamaged. Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Fiona Stafford. Contents include: The Penguin Edition of the Novels of Jane Austen, Chronology, Introduction, Further Reading, Note on the Text, Emma, Volume One, Two and Three, Emendations to the Text, Notes. Book weight approx. 620g. View more info

NAOMI'S ROOM

By: Aycliffe, Jonathan

Price: $17.58

Publisher: London, Grafton Books: 1992

Edition: First Thus, 1st Impression

Seller ID: 005987


207pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves acidic (browned); more so on author bio. page. Illustrated card wrapper mildly edgeworn and bumped, with a crudely deleted name on plain inner front wrap. Published as a Grafton 'Special Overseas Edition 1992', this psychological thriller begins with Charles and Laura, a young, happily married couple surrounded by the comforting world of academia. On a Christmas Eve shopping trip to London their angelic daughter Naomi disa... View more info

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THE WIRE CLASSROOM. (Signed Copy)

By: Bailey, John

Price: $20.68

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W., Australia, The Australasian Book Society: 1976

Edition: First Thus

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 010092


203pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain green boards very lightly bumped on lower foredge corner. Author signature and stamped number '67' to half-title page, else leaves clean and unmarked. Art-illustrated (Gary Shead), loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased and indented. " . . . a funny, frank, satirical, serious, highly topical novel of New Guinea. It is centred on an innocent young Australian schoolteacher who, in the... View more info

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THE ANTHOLOGIST

By: Baker, Nicholson

Price: $16.92

Publisher: London, Simon & Schuster: 2009

Edition: Second Impression

Seller ID: 010682


243pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, fine reading crease there-on. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper very good. " . . . a wholly entertaining and beguiling love story about people and poetry: from Tennyson, Swinburne, and Yeats to the moderns (Roethke, Bogan, Merwin) to families, neighbours and the strangers in our lives . . . " Book weight approx. 342g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. View more info

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THE DARLING

By: Banks, Russell

Price: $20.68

Publisher: Great Britain, Bloomsbury: 2005

Edition: First Edition, First Impression

Seller ID: 010155


391pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, white title there-on. Plain black boards undamaged. Attached ribbon bookmark, which is slightly frayed at end. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket very mildly edge-creased only, with one tiny closed tear. "Stretching from the sixties to the present day, 'The Darling' is a vast, complex novel about colonialism and its legacy on modern-day Africa. Russell Banks has drawn an unforgettable heroine to tell h... View more info