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    • ALFRED A. KNOPF, 1987
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    • Bibliographic details: 8vo A nice first edition/first printing, in unread Fine condition in alike dust-jacket. From the collection of Betty Anderson, legendary art director of publisher Knopf in the late 20th century as evidenced by her (small and unobtrusive) inventory number; Read more
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    • UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS, 1972
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    • Bibliographic details: 4to A nice first edition/first printing in Near Fine condition in alike, edge worn dust-jacket. From the collection of Betty Anderson, legendary art director of publisher Knopf in the late 20th century as evidenced by her (small and unobtrusive) inventory number; ; B & W and Colorplates Read more
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    • THE MINNESOTA BOOKMAN PUBLICATIONS, 2005
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    • Bibliographic details: 8vo A handsome first edition, first printing in As New condition, signed by author James L. Contursi directly on the title page; Umberto Eco's preface to Contursi's annotated bibliography explains that he is very impressed that bibliographers and scholars like Contursi do research and investigate for them. A comprehensive compilation of non-periodical publications, allowing for full bibliographical description. An essential source for the student of Umberto Eco Read more
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    • JONATHAN CAPE, 1963
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    • Bibliographic details: 8vo A handsome first edition/first printing in Fine condition in Nearly Fine, slightly rubbed dust-wrapper showing only very little sunning on spine, much less than usually observed; Fleming's first James Bond novel published after the start of the official film series. Bond is convinced SPECTRE no longer exists, and is frustrated at being unable to locate Blofeld so much so that he actually prepares a letter of resignation for M. Meanwhile, Bond comes across a beautiful, suicidal young woman named Teresa di Vicenzo—by thwarting her suicide drowning. Basis for the only James Bond movie star... Read more
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    • ALFRED A. KNOPF, 2009
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    • Bibliographic details: 4to A most charming first edition/first printing in Very Fine condition in alike dust-jacket. SIGNED by former United States Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor directly on the title page; Growing up on a desert cattle ranch, Sandra is surrounded by all sorts of animals. But what she really wants is for one to be her best friend. Can wild animals make good pets? Justice O'Connor's lovingly told story, drawn from her own childhood, captures a child's desire for the perfect pet and the wise parents who let her figure out for herself which animals are meant to be our best friends. (From ... Read more
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    • HARPERCOLLINSPUBLISHERS, 2007
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    • Bibliographic details: 8vo A stunning first edition/first printing deluxe edition in As New condition in matching slip-case, SIGNED (not called for) by illustrator Alan Lee on the title page; The Children of Húrin, begun in 1918, was one of three ‘Great Tales’ J. R. R. Tolkien worked on throughout his life. Some of the text is familiar from extracts and references within other Tolkien books, however with the 2007 publication the entire story has been presented in its complete form for the first time Read more
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    • HARPERCOLLINSPUBLISHERS, 2007
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    • Bibliographic details: 8vo A stunning deluxe edition in As New condition in matching slip-case, never taken out of its original shrink-wrap; The Children of Húrin, begun in 1918, was one of three ‘Great Tales’ J. R. R. Tolkien worked on throughout his life. Some of the text is familiar from extracts and references within other Tolkien books, however with the 2007 publication the entire story has been presented in its complete form for the first time Read more
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    • WILLIAM MORROW, 2002
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    • Bibliographic details: 8vo This unread Fine/Fine first edition/first printing is signed by author Kirk Douglas directly on the title page. Jacket shows slight rubbing and bumping, but otherwise in Fine condition; After six decades on stage and screen, actor and humanitarian Kirk Douglas reflects on his life. From his childhood to his dibilitating stroke, Douglas offers heartfelt insight and advice as well as his warm memories involving many of Hollywood's most famous characters Read more
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    • ST. MARTIN'S PRESS, 2008
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    • Bibliographic details: 8vo A most beautiful first edition/first printing in Very Fine condition in alike dustjacket, SIGNED by author Gene Wilder directly on the title page; Wilder's second novel is set in Cleveland and Badenweiler, Germany in 1903. Concert violinist Jeremy Webb finds himself at a German health resort after he had a complete breakdown on stage. Here he meets and pursues Clara Mulpas, a woman with no further interest in men after a disastrous marriage Read more
    • OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
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    • Bibliographic details: A lightly scuffed edition in very good+ condition with some minor creasing to a few rear pages; 369 pages Read more
    • THE CENTRAL ALLIANCE OF TRANSYLVANIAN SAXONS OF THE UNITED STATES, 1936
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    • Bibliographic details: A Very Good+ edition with wear and tear to the outer corners and edges, some fraying to the pages; 348 pages Read more
    • KRITERION VERLAG, 1978
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    • Bibliographic details: Edition in Very Good+ condition with bumped corners and light soiling to the pages in a Very Good- Dust-jacket with soiling, chipping, and tearin; 454 pages Read more
    • TH. KNAUR NACHF. VERLAG
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    • Bibliographic details: Edition in very good+ condition with rubbing to the boards and bumped corners and light soiling to the pages; 1126 pages Read more
    • W. KRASST, 1926
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    • Bibliographic details: First and fourth volume in fair condition with chipping to the and tearing to the covers. Tape has been applied to the spine. Pages are slightly soiled but have evidence of chewing or insect activity; 424 pages Read more
    • D. C. HEATH AND CO. , PUBLISHERS, 1909
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    • Bibliographic details: Edition in very good + condition with rubbing to the boards and bumped corners. There is light soiling to the pages and stamps from previous owners on the front flyleaf and bottom page edge next to spine. ; 399 pages Read more
    • F. A. BROCKHAUS, 1961
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    • Bibliographic details: Near fine edition with light soiling in a very good + dust jacket with tearing and chipping. There is a previous owner’s signature and date on the front fly leaf; 389 pages Read more
    • J. D. HUMMEL, 1799
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    • Bibliographic details: Edition in very good condition with rubbing to the boards, soiling and foxing to the pages. Roman and arabic numerals are inked onto the front pastedown; 244 pages Read more
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    • VERLAG VON VELHAGEN UND KLASING, 1879
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    • Bibliographic details: 8vo An attractive fifth edition in original decorative burgundy leather, with gilt motifs. Spine with gilt decorated bands and floral motifs, top edge tinted red, decorative endpapers. Stamp and 1898 inscription on flyleaf: Josef Schwalber kgl. Advokat Passau; With 160 illustrations and 35 contributions, partly in color. The fifth edition was basically unchanged from the preceding third and fourth edition. ; 655 pages Read more
    • OAK KNOLL PRESS, [1981]
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    • Bibliographic details: 8vo An attractive Oak Knoll Reprint in Fine condition in alike dust-jacket ; This bibliography documents the career of the Village Press with meticulous detail and insight. In a short memoir at the beginning of this book, Frederic W. Goudy gives an account of a printer's life that is certain to be familiar to anyone who has experienced the "fun and fury" of a private press. The section from the diary of Will Ransom, co-founder of the press, gives some idea of the magnitude of the initial problems that were encountered. Despite these difficulties, the press still produced books that were an ... Read more
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    • WARNER BOOKS, 1999
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    • Bibliographic details: 8vo A Fine first printing of the first edition in equally Fine dust-jacket, signed by author and scientist Jane Goodall directly on the title page; Goodall offers a fascinating and candid look at her impressive life. She reveals what her private life was like during the time of her groundbreaking work, and she explores the environmental concerns that kept her on a hectic lecture and fundraising schedule long after her engaged work with the chimpanzees. ; [xviii], 282, [4] pages Read more
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