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THE HARD WORD : Ten Stories with Teeth

By: Adam Carey, Simmone Howell, Sharon Shelley, John Southurst, Patrick Witton

Price: $37.60

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Vandal Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012357


133pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper very good+. Ten short stories. Book weight approx. 135g. *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

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A CAPTIVE IN THE LAND

By: Aldridge, James

Price: $28.20

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton: 1962

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 012564


376pp. Book clean. Bright gilt title over mildly bumped and canted spine. Plain boards lightly bumped on several foredge corners, else unmarked. An original seller's sticker affixed to front pastedown, else textblock slightly tanned. Art-illustrated (P. Youngman Carter), loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped (crudely, with some text loss), nipped and edgeworn, some fold biopredation. This survival-based thriller, set in the Arctic, unfolds when a meteorologica... View more info

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HOME TO THE ISLAND

By: Allan, Mabel Esther

Price: $59.20

Publisher: New York, The Vanguard Press: 1966

Edition: First U.S. Edition

Seller ID: 012105


159pp., tinted endpapers. Book clean and square. Bright silver title and decoration over nominally bumped blue, original cloth boards. Text-block (untrimmed at foot) yellow-tinted top edge, leaves clean and unmarked. Art-illustrated (Paul Frame), loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn, plus an original seller's sticker affixed to front flap which partially masks one word ('author). First published in the U.K. in 1961, this first American edition is a story fo... 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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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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THE GYPSUM FLOWER

By: Bair, Patrick

Price: $18.80

Publisher: London, Eyre & Spottiswoode: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012035


189pp. Book clean and square. Bright blue title over slightly bumped spine. Plain black boards lightly bumped on foredge corners. Text-block top edge nominally flecked, else leaves unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, numerous creases on lower front panel, plus repaired tears on two folds. A suspense thriller set in the small Pyrenean town of St. Girons, beginning one spring evening in 1944 . . . Book weight approx. 260g. *Postage charge wi... View more info

THOMASINA'S ISLAND: A Novella of Cornwall and Other Stories

By: Baker, Denys Val

Price: $13.62

Publisher: London, William Kimber: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004632


190pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated ['Mackeral Boat', Margo Maeckberghe], loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn, and noticeably sunned on spine. The primary tale in this volume of short stories is 'Thomasina's Island', set in Cornwall where black-haired beauty Thomasina, firmly committed to the Cornish cause, meets David, who crosses the Tamar first for a holiday, then to stay...Includes nine ot... 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

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THE BLOOM IS GONE

By: Barclay, John

Price: $9.11

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W., Australia, Australasian Book Society: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010098


211pp. Book clean. Slightly canted spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain black boards lightly bumped on corners. Leaves clean, corner crease to several. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has short closed tears, small holes to flap folds. "A year in the life of white teachers at a desert school for Aboriginal children gives wide scope for John Barclay's gifts as a novelist . . . " 24 chapters. Book weight approx. 380g. Postage charge will be reduced... View more info

UNDER THE SKIN

By: Bawden, Nina

Price: $10.02

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1964

Edition: 1st. U.S. Edition,

Seller ID: 002315


250pp., book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed [author portrait rear], loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn, mildly sunned on spine, lightly fingermarked. By prolific author, Nina Bawden b. 1925, london; A contemporary, relationship-based novel, set in England. Racially overtoned, it finds Tom and Louise Grant inviting Jay Nbola from Kenya to stay with them during his year at London University . . . Book weight approx. 430g. View more info

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AMAZON ONE

By: Beal, M.F.

Price: $17.58

Publisher: Boston, MA, Atlantic-Little, Brown: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006271


(xv) + 299pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Blindstamp publisher's device on front brown board. Former owner's name on half-title page, lightly flecked head of text-block. Boards have minor bumps on upper foredge corners. Illustrated (Art: Gerry Hoover, plus photographic author portrait) loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn, nipped, and has short, closed tears. Author M.F.Bell received the 'Atlantic Grant' for this work, a f... View more info

ELECTRIC TRAIN

By: Beaty

Price: $10.02

Publisher: London, Secker & Warburg: 1975

Edition: 1st. U.K. Edition,

Seller ID: 001797


268pp., book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Former owner's name on ffep., a few tiny flecks on block edges, otherwise leves clean. 'Grippingly' illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket trivially edgeworn only. Relationship-based, this novel is a story of five love affairs, ten lives all intertwined as commuters of the U.K. Railway System, travelling from Ocklington where they live, to London where they work, between which lie the Northern Downs-an... View more info

CURSE OF MAGIRA

By: Bee, David

Price: $13.62

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000493


414pp., b/w drawings, location map throughout. Book clean, square, tight. Light browning to head. Colourful, loose-plastic protected, illustrated dustjacket is unclipped with original seller's sticker affixed lower front fold-in, else only miniscule edgewear. A novel of Tanganyika-formerly German East Africa. Skillfully weaving together past, present, love and murder, the roots of which go back to World War One campaigns between German led guerrillas and the British. Boo... View more info

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THE FACELESS MEN

By: Beeby, Otto

Price: $42.30

Publisher: Richmond, Victoria, Australia, Hutchinson of Australia: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013057


183pp. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain charcoal boards have a minor blind indentation on foot or rear board, else unmarked. An original seller's sticker affixed to front pastedown, several formerly dog-eared leaves, else textblock unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, edgeworn, and abraded on edges. Of Note: This jacket is under Hutchinson's 'John Long' imprint. 'The Faceless Men' by Australian ... View more info