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A PRESIDENT'S COUNTRY - A Guide to Hill Country

By: Maguire, Jack ; [SIGNED by Lady Bird Johnson ]

Price: $124.94

Publisher: Austin, Alcalde Press: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39112

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Autograph; 80 pages; Warmly inscribed and Signed by Lady Bird Johnson on the halftitle. ; Signed by Notable Personage, Related; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

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THE NATURAL

By: Malamud, Bernard

Price: $349.94

Publisher: London, Eyre and Spottiswoode: 1963

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 39476

ISBN: 0413428400

Condition: Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket


248 pages; This First British Edition includes an afterword and glossary by Malamud not present in the earlier American edition. Original owner's inscription on ffep, otherwise clean and tight in original blue boards with lettering in silver and image of a baseball in red at spine. Wonderful pictorial dustjacket is about Fine with a small crease near base of spine. McCue, page 66. Shannon 100. Inscribed on ffep from Bill Kintos to Harry Broley dated "Sept., 1963 / Lagos, Nigeria". The inscription quotes Thomas Browne (from Religio Medici, Section 15): "We carry with us the w... View more info

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AMOUR MOT DE PASSE

By: Mallet, Robert

Price: $6.94

Publisher: Paris, Pierre Seghers: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 36941

Condition: Very Good


Band of toning at top edge, otherwise a very nice clean, tight copy in DJ-like self-wrappers printed in yellow and black. OCLC: 22842808; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

LONG DAY IN A SHORT LIFE

By: Maltz, Albert A

Price: $15.94

Publisher: New York, International Publishers: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40392

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Clean and tight in original binding in Near Fine DJ (short tear at fold edge of spine) Written after Maltz's prison term (as one of the Hollywood Ten) following his refusal to answer questions of McCarthy's House Un-American Activities Committee (The Hollywood Ten). The "central theme is the fight against race bias, as it unfolds in a single day in a Washington, DC prison. Building up from a street fight which grew out of a demonstration by students against segregation in the city's high schools, the novel explores the sharp conflicts and the nuances of race relations among men from va... View more info

THE MAN WITH TWO SHADOWS [SIGNED]

By: Maugham, Robin

Price: $9.94

Publisher: New York, Dell: 1970

Edition: First Edition Thus

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 41231

Condition: Very Good+


Autograph; Inscribed on the title page with the author's signature, otherwise clean and tight in original pictorial wrappers. A shattering novel about a man's sexual double life. "My name is Peter Grant. And my life has become a strange and sordid nightmare..." Maugham's novel is not only a study of that strange and frightening phenomenon of the mind known as dissociation of personality, but is also an enthralling story of adventure, love and intrigue in North Africa. The hero's appalling disability, as a result of a head wound during the war (WWII), adds immeasurably to the danger o... View more info

THE MAN WITH TWO SHADOWS

By: Maugham, Robin

Price: $19.94

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41236

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


165 pages; Clean and tight in original teal blue boards in wonderful pictorial dustjacket (designed by Bruce Petty), price on interior flap has an ink slash with new price written in, light dust soiling to rear flap. Maugham's novel is not only a study of that strange and frightening phenomenon of the mind known as dissociation of personality, but is also an enthralling story of adventure, love and intrigue in North Africa. The hero's appalling disability, as a result of a head wound during the war (WWII), adds immeasurably to the danger of his already hazardous work with MI-5. An engrossing t... View more info

THE GREEN SHADE

By: Maugham, Robin

Price: $24.94

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1966

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 41241

ISBN: 0434455008

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Autograph; 240 pages; 1966 London First Edition. Inscribed and signed on ffep by the author; also signed on the titlepage. Clean and tight in original blue boards in very good bright green dustjacket with some minor wear at head of spine and a small abrasion on rear panel. A first class entertainment, but also a skilful scrutiny of the nature of love and of human relationships as they really are. In the colourful landscape of Tangier and Morocco, Maugham lays open the clash between two strong personalities and between the demands of two generations. Young 2566; Signed by Author; Experien... View more info

TESTAMENT CAIRO 1898

By: Maugham, Robin ; [SIGNED]

Price: $29.94

Publisher: London, Michael Dehartington: 1972

Edition: First Edition Thus

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 39143

ISBN: 0903573024

Condition: Very Good


Autograph; 29 pages; Signed by the author, numbered limited edition - #335 of only 400 copies. Former owner's inscription on ffep, otherwise clean and tight in original binding of marbled boards. ; Signed by Author; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

THE ROUGH AND THE SMOOTH

By: Maugham, Robin ; [SIGNED]

Price: $39.94

Publisher: London, Chapman and Hall: 1951

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 41242

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Autograph; 256 pages; Inscribed and signed by the author on ffep; also signed on titlepage. Former owner's name on ffep. Clean and tight in original red cloth binding in very good pictorial dustjacket with a small chip at head and tail of spine. Binding leans slightly, a tiny spot on first few leaves. One of Maugham's early novels which was made into a film. The story of a man's affair with a charming girl of a different class. The hero, a rising barrister and journalist, becomes more and more hopelessly involved, emitionally and financially, to the despair of his conventional family and f... View more info

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WALKING THE INDIAN STREETS

By: Mehta, Ved

Price: $9.94

Publisher: London, Faber and Faber: 1961

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 38798

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


125 pages; Contents clean ad tight in original red cloth binding, dustjacket edgeworn, some foxing, wear at spine ends. A delightful account of Mehta's return to India in 1959 after ten years study in England. View more info

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TIGHTROPE [ A Spy Novel featuring Agent Al Trelawny ]

By: Melville-Ross, Antony ; [Kim Roosevelt]

Price: $124.94

Publisher: London, Wm Collins & Sons & Co: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 39347

ISBN: 0002219689

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Autograph; 252 pages; Inscribed and SIGNED by the author on ffep to Kim Roosevelt -- a wonderful association between two Cold War spies. Kermit "Kim" Roosevelt, Jr. (1916 - 2000) was the grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt. He was a career intelligence officer who served in the Office of Strategic Services and was the mastermind of the Central Intelligence Agency's Operation Ajax, which orchestrated the coup against Iran's democratically-elected Mohammed Mossadegh administration, and returned Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran, to Iran's Peacock Throne in August 1953. This... View more info

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Emilia in England in Three Volumes

By: Meredith, George [1828-1909]

Price: $849.94

Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall: 1864

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 39189

Condition: Very Good+


iv, 306; iv, 285; iv, 338 pages; Three volumes in publisher's cloth: purple with fine horizontal ribs, elaborate pattern stamped in blind on the covers, a pattern on the spine of raised dots in diagonal rows - leading to a "woven" effect. Lettered in gilt on the spines. Yellow glazed endpapers. Covers unfaded, with only trifling rubbing. Some cracking to the inner hinges, and slight "shadow" on the free endpapers: (a brighter rectangular portion where the bookplates on the paste-downs have kept that portion of the facing endpaper from showing the slight effects of the glue... View more info

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Histoire D'Un Ours-Comme-Ça; offered with La Maison D'Un Ours Comme-Ça [Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner] Traduit de l'anglais par Jacques Papy

By: Milne, A. A.

Price: $394.99

Publisher: Paris, Presses De La Cité: 1946

Edition: First French Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 39479

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


173 & [1]; 192 & [1] pages; First French editions of the great children's classics: Winnie-the-Pooh [Histoire D'Un Ours-Comme-Ça] and "The House at Pooh Corner" [La Maison D'Un Ours Comme-Ça] -- both published in French translations by Jacques Papy, in 1946. These are unmarked, unworn copies in the publisher's cloth. Each retains its fragile pictorial dust jacket. The Histoire D'Un Ours-Comme-Ça is bound in pale blue cloth, lettered in blue; La Maison D'Un Ours Comme-Ça is bound in grey cloth, lettered in brown -- each has a pictorial decorative stamping on the front cover benea... View more info

LOBSTERS ON THE AGENDA

By: Mitchison, Naomi

Price: $12.94

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41061

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


254 pages; Clean and tight in original red cloth binding. Dustjacket has some foxxing. Port Sonas is a village somewhere along Scotland's western coast. Fishing and farming are the main occupations and religion is the main recreation, with competition provided by the Established Church, the Free Presbyterians and the Wee Frees. Bur since the War, change is in the air ... "This is a grand novel - wonderfully human, with dozens of distinct and very living characters, with warm humour, with a deep sense of the place and the people, and with dialogue which has delightful lilt and liveliness... View more info

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Air Indien

By: Morand, Paul

Price: $54.94

Publisher: (Paris), Bernard Grasset: 1932

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 39830

Condition: Near Fine


268, [4] pages; An excellent copy of the first edition of this 1932 work by Paul Morand [1888-1976] -- part of the author's series: "Pour mon plaisir" - II. This is an example of the largest part of the first edition, printed on Alfax Navarre -- (press-numbered "Alfa 1856" on the verso of the title page). This is confirmed by the printed notation: "ALFA" at the foot of the spine. An excellent copy, clean and fresh, in the original wrappers, with an old (probably original) glassine overlay -- (the spine of the glassine is very slightly darkened). A neatly written in... View more info

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A FLAG ON THE ISLAND

By: Naipaul, V. S

Price: $15.94

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1967

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 38827

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


1967 First US Edition. Nobel Prize-winning author V. S. Naipaul draws upon his unique social and geographic background to create eleven stories, each a commentary on one of the three worlds with which he is so intimately familiar: England, the West Indies, and India. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

INSCRIPTIONS Eugene O'Neill to Carlotta Monterey O'Neill

By: O'Neill, Eugene

Price: $49.94

Publisher: New Haven, Privately Printed: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41536

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


#251 of a Limited edition of only 500 copies. Book is large and will require extra postage for international or priority. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

A LOST LEADER

By: Oppenheim, Phillips E

Price: $34.94

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown, and Company: 1907

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 41097

Condition: Very Good


Clean and tight in original pictorial cloth binding with golfing scene on front cover. Early golfing novel with wonderful illustrations by Fred Pegram. Frederick Pegram (1870 , London - 1937), was a prolific English illustrator and cartoonist who produced work for The Pall Mall Gazette, Punch Magazine, The Idler, Illustrated London News, The Tatler, and The Daily Chronicle. He studied under Fred Brown and spent some time in Paris.; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemer... View more info

TEMPORARY KINGS The eleventh book in Powell's series The Dance to the Music of Time.

By: Powell, Anthony

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown: 1973

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 41226

ISBN: 0316715476

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


280 pages; Clean and tight in original black binding in very nice dustjacket (price-clipped) mild fading at spine - now in protective mylar cover. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

COPRA - A Play

By: Prescott, [Dana] Gage

Price: $99.94

Publisher: Boston, The Christopher Publishing House: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41221

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


viii, 9-91 pages; Clean and tight in original violet blue cloth binding with green lettering in orange dustjacket with image of an island & cocomut trees. OCLC: 3351477 Dustjacket has some edgewear and a couple small closed tears, chipping at head of spine. The tale as related to the author by "Cap'n Jim Blake" an old beachcomber and former Copra trader. The story of two World War I fliers - one British and one German with a lingering enmity, who encounter each other post-war in the South Seas. "An adventurous yarn with a tremendously dramatic punch."; Experience the pleasur... View more info