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War in South Africa

By: Harding, William

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Chicago, IL, Dominion Company: 1899

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004443

Condition: Very Good-


This is a Very interesting book that was written before 1899 and covers the Boer war in South Africa. The Front board is illustrated in color and shows rubbing. Spine panel shows much rubbing to the top and less so to the rest of the panel. Binding is slightly loose and the title page as well as the dedication page have become detached from it but this would be very easy to repair. Otherwise the book is holding well and it is well illustrated. There are many attitudes an... View more info

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Hannibal

By: Harris, Thomas

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, Delacorte Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001702

Condition: Fine


Hannibal Lecter is back! This volume is a Fine copy of the First edition and First printing of 'Hannibal'. The book looks brand new and it has never been read. Published in 1999, this book can be hard to find in great condition. This novel was one of the most eagerly anticipated literary events of the last decade. 'Silence of the Lambs' rocketed to bestseller status as did this novel. Thomas harris takes us once again into the mind of a killer, crafting a chilling portra... View more info

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Hannibal

By: Harris, Thomas

Price: $95.00

Publisher: London, William Heineman: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002001

Condition: Near Fine


In this, the third Hannibal Lecter novel, Dr. Lecter is back and he has some new and creative ideas! This is the United Kingdom first edition and first printing. The volume showing some very light toning and light shelf-wear with a bit of staining to the fore-edge. There is a very slight lean to the book. It really does not detract. Folks, if you have not read this book, and have only seen the movie, you are in for a major surprise at the end of the story. Apparently the... View more info

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Red Dragon

By: Harris, Thomas

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001515

Condition: Near Fine


This is the First Edition and First printing of the novel that introduced Hannibal Lechter to the world. It is the first in the series that was continued with Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal,and Hannibal Rising. It was made into a film quite some time ago called "Manhunter" and it was made into another film called "Red Dragon". The movie starred Anthony Hopkins as the lovable Dr. Lechter. This is a difficult book to find in collector's condition. This copy... View more info

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Septemius Felton or the Elixir of Life

By: Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Boston, James R. Osgood: 1872

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001893

Condition: Near Fine


Here is an outstanding copy of the First edition and Second printing of 'Septimius Felton, or The Elixir of Life There were only 3000 copies of this title printed on June 24,1872 which included this printing and the first printing. There are no records to show when the type was corrected during the printing, so we presume that the book with the correction is the second printing and was printed on the same day. The only difference between the first printing and the second... View more info

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Snow Image and other Twice Told Tales, The

By: Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Price: $395.00

Publisher: Boston, Ticknor and Fields: 1852

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002763

Condition: Very Good+


Here is a Wonderful copy of a true antiquarian classic. This is the First Edition and First issue published by Ticknor, Reed and Fields in 1851. Although the title page says 1852 this First edition was intended for simultaneous publication with the First British edition and both are believed to have been printed in December of 1851. This is BAL (7607) and Clark (A19.1a). There were 2,425 copies of this book printed on December 11, 1851. This copy is in Very nice conditio... View more info

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Septemius Felton or the Elixir of Life

By: Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Boston, James Osgood: 1872

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001637

Condition: Near Fine


Here is an outstanding copy of the First edition and First printing of Septimius Felton. There were only 3000 copies of this book printed on June 24,1872. Hawthorne had left this book incomplete, in two drafts, at his death. Una, Hawthorne's daughter, and the poet and friend of Hawthorne's, Robert Browning, prepared the first draft for the 1872 publication. The novel is considered to be a "fragmentary" novel and is part of The Elixer of Life manuscripts which wer... View more info

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Twice-Told Tales - Limited Editions Club

By: Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, Limited editions club: 1966

Edition: 1st Thus

Inscription: . Signed by Illustrator

Seller ID: 002449

Condition: Near Fine


Near Fine edition of Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic. The book is near fine with a few light spots to the red top coating of the book. This is hard to see and does not really detract. There is some wear to slipcase and a very small tear of the paper at the top right corner of the opening. There is light sunning to the spine. There were only 1500 copies of this edition printed in 1966 of which this is number 1149. It was printed at the Stinehour Press. The illustrations wer... View more info

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Now and Then: From Coney Island to Here

By: Heller, Joseph

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1998

Edition: First Edition Proof

Seller ID: 004436

Condition: Fine


Now, more than Fifty years after Catch-22 exploded into the world's consciousness Heller has decided to show us his life. Here in his Coney Island childhood, down the block from what was the world's most famous amusement park. It was the height of the depression, it was a fatherless family, yet little Joey Heller had a terrific time on the boardwalk, in the ocean (dangerously out of his depth), playing follow-the-leader in and out of local bars and even in school. Then a... View more info

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No Laughing Matter

By: Heller, Joseph

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Putnam: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 002011

Condition: Fine


This is the story of Joseph Heller's struggle against Guillain-Barre syndrome.The book is in Very Near Fine condition and appears to have never been read. The textblock is clean and the binding is tight. The front lower corner of the front board is slightly bumped with a much smaller corresponding bump to the outer right corner of the rear board. The dustjacket is also Near Fine with the slightest hint of a crease to the extreme top of the front inner flap. It is virtual... View more info

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God Knows - Limited

By: Heller, Joseph

Price: $195.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1984

Edition: First Edition Limited

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 002848

Condition: Fine


When Joseph Heller passed away some time ago we lost one of our most original literary voices. This beautiful Limited First Edition from the author of Catch 22 is in near fine condition. Square corners, clean, tight and crisp. It was published by the Knopf in 1984 and has become quite scarce. It is bound in a Beautiful Rainbow cloth. The dustjacket is in Fine condition with no rips or creases. It is housed in a decorative slipcase that is also near fine. The case shows v... View more info

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Good as Gold Limited

By: Heller, Joseph

Price: $250.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1977

Edition: First Edition Limited

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 001684

Condition: Fine


This volume is a Limited First Edition in fine unread condition that was published in 1976 by Simon and Schuster. There were 500 copies of this book printed of which this is #60. This item is striking in every way. The book is housed in a very bright yellow slipcase that is printed on both sides . The slipcase is in excellent condition and only shows some slight shelf wear to the very bottom of the box. The book itself is bound in decorated cloth and has the stars of the... View more info

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Something Happened

By: Heller, Joseph

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007060

Condition: Very Good+


With the death of Joseph Heller in 1999 America lost one of it most beloved authors. This is an excellent copy of the First Edition of Something Happened, Joseph Heller's first novel after Catch-22. The book is in at least Very Good+ condition with just a hint of wear to the bottom edge and a touch of fading to the very extreme top of the boards. The text block is absolutely clean and the binding is tight. The red coating on the top edge, which so often is seen in a mott... View more info

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Dune: House Corrino

By: Herbert, Brian and Anderson, Kevin J.

Price: $89.00

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 001463

Condition: Fine


In this most recent volume in the trilogy that began with Dune: House Atreides and continued with Dune: House Harkonnen, we have the final chapter of the first part in an unforgettable saga. This book is brand new and in Very Fine condition. It is signed by both authors directly on the title page.The First Printings on this book are becoming more and more difficult to locate and this is a beautiful copy. We are pleased to send pictures on request. View more info

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Call, The

By: Hersey, John

Price: $49.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1985

Edition: First Edition Proof

Seller ID: 002103

Condition: Near Fine


Uncorrected proofs in near fine condition. Mr. Hersey, the son of a china missionary, drew on the journals and correspondence of his parents to weave the tale of the fictional David Treadup who has answered the call to spread Christianity among the Chinese people. This is historical fiction at its best. A truly epic tale of some 700 pages. Very near fine with very minor soiling to the wrap. We are happy to send pictures on request. View more info

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Call, The

By: Hersey, John

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Franklin Center PA, Franklin Library: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 001329

Condition: As New


True first edition in as new, unread condition. The signed first is from the Franklin Library and is bound in full leather with decorative gilt gracing both covers as well as the spine. All of the volumes edges are gilt and the spine has lovely raised hubs. The endpapers are marbled. A satin ribbon bookmark is attached. The book has only been opened to verify the signature. Mr. Hersey, the son of a china missionary, drew on the journals and correspondence of his parents ... View more info

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Stormy Weather

By: Hiaasen, Carl

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 005152

Condition: Fine


This volume is a first edition and a first printing. It is signed by Carl Hiaasen on the title page and in addition to that there is an inscription on the dedication page which says "For Marilyn, The newest hurricane! with best wishes!" and then it is signed again by the author. This book is in fine condition but for a tiny bump to the upper right corner of the front board and a corresponding tiny bump to the upper left corner of the back board. The book is squar... View more info

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Lucky You

By: Hiaasen, Carl

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 004350

Condition: Fine


From Carl Hiaasen, the writer who has been described as "Elmore Leonard on nitrous oxide" comes an amazing story of winning the Lottery in Florida. This is my personal favorite of the Hiaasen novels. It is really funny and just a little bit crazy. JoLayne's winning ticket isn't the only one. The other belongs to Bodean Gazzer and his raunchy sidekick Chub, who believe they are entitled to the whole $28 million jackpot. They need it quickly to start their own unde... View more info

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Blue Diary

By: Hoffman, Alice

Price: $49.00

Publisher: New York, Putnam: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 004187

Condition: Fine


This is a new copy of a great Alice Hoffman novel. Hoffman is probably best known for her book Practical Magic but she has written a number of fine bestsellers such as The River King, Turtle Moon, and Here on Earth. This book is in very fine condition with all corners square and a pristine textblock. The dustjacket is also very fine and it is not price-clipped. In her spellbinding novel Blue Diary, Alice Hoffman charts the map of the human heart when a dark secret is rev... View more info

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River King, The

By: Hoffman, Alice

Price: $49.00

Publisher: New York, Putnam: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 002758

Condition: Fine


Very Fine condition and signed by the author on the title page. First edition and first printing. A suspenseful, lyrical account of one man's search for the truth by a Master Storyteller. We are pleased to send pictures on request. View more info