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Sunk at Sea, or, The Adventures of Wandering Will in the Pacific

By: BALLANTYNE, R.M.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: James Nisbet, London, 1905,:

Seller ID: 74469


BALLANTYNE, R.M. Sunk at Sea, or, The Adventures of Wandering Will in the Pacific . London : James Nisbet, [n.d. - ca. 1905?]. Pp. (5),10-128,(2) of ads, frontispiece, including plates. Illustrated. 8vo, brightly illustrated blue cloth. See Quayle, R.M. Ballantyne: A Bibliography of First Editions p.106 for the first edition. Occasional marginal staining throughout, light wear to extremities, some bubbling to rear board, edge spotting, 1905 gift inscription to flyleaf, else very good. 20.00 View more info

Ungava : A Tale of Esquimau Land.. UK ed.

By: BALLANTYNE, Robert Michael

Price: $95.00

Publisher: T. Nelson and Sons, London , 1897,:

Seller ID: 13848


BALLANTYNE, Robert Michael. Ungava : A Tale of Esquimau Land. New Edition. London : T. Nelson and Sons, 1897. Pp (2),[iii]-viii,9-393,(1),(6,ads),col.frontis + col.title-page. 8vo, illus.blue cloth. Tanner 36, Cooke & Caron p.23 for 1st ed. Robert Michael Ballantyne (1825-1894). See Quayle, R.M. Ballantyne: A Bibliography of First Editions p.65 for the first edition, published in 1858. Name, else very good. 95.00 View more info

Passport to Eternity. Berkley Paperback Edition.

By: BALLARD, J.G. Berkley Medallion F823.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Berkley Publishing Corporation, New York, 1963,:

Seller ID: 111508


BALLARD, J.G. Passport to Eternity. (New York): A Berkley Medallion Book published by Berkley Publishing Corporation, (September 1963). First thus printing. Pp. (5),6-160. Small 8vo, illustrated card covers with red, yellow and black lettering to front, yellow lettering to black spine, all edges stained red. Mass market paperback. Berkley Medallion F823 Ballard's third collection of stories, and fifth book in total. Includes the following stories: "The Man on the 99th Floor", "Thirteen to Centaurus", "Track 12", "The Watch-Towers", "A Question of Re-Entry... View more info

Burning World. Berkley Paperback Edition.

By: BALLARD, J.G. Berkley Medallion F961.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Berkley Publishing Corporation, New York, 1964,:

Seller ID: 111507


BALLARD, J.G. The Burning World. (New York): A Berkley Medallion Book published by Berkley Publishing Corporation, (August 1964). First thus printing.Pp. (6),7-160. Small 8vo, illustrated card covers with black lettering to front, black lettering to white spine, all edges stained red. Mass market paperback. Berkley Medallion F961. "'The drought' everyone called it, as dayafter day after day went by with no rain. All over the world it was still 'the drought,' though rivers had turned to trickles, and the trickles to mud as the earth dried, cracked open, and crumbled into dust. Dust that was... View more info

The L-Shaped Room. First Edition in dustjacket

By: BANKS, Lynne Reid

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus, 1960,: 1960

Seller ID: 442


BANKS, Lynne Reid. The L-Shaped Room. London : Chatto & Windus, 1960. First UK Edition. Pp. (6),7-[319]. 8vo [130 x 205 mm], green cloth, gilt lettering to spine. The author's first book. Lynne Reid Banks (b. July 31, 1929, London) is a British author of books for children and adults. "To Jane Graham, unmarried and pregnant, the L-shaped room is more than just a room. At first it's a place to hide her head; a punishment cell. She welcomes its squalour and inconveniences. But it's not in her nature to despair for long. As she changes and improve... View more info

Untouchable. First American Edition in dustjacket..

By: BANVILLE, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: 1997,:

Seller ID: 24155


BANVILLE, John. The Untouchable. N.Y.: 1997. First American Edition. Fine in dustjacket. 20.00 View more info

Summertime. signed. 1st in dj.

By: BARKER, Raffaella

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Review / Hodder Headline, London, 2001, ISBN:0747220824:

Seller ID: 69671


BARKER, Raffaella. Summertime . (L.): Review / Hodder Headline, (2001). First UK Printing. Pp. (6),1-374,(6). 8vo, green cloth with gilt lettering to spine, green ribbon place-marker. The fourth novel by the English comic author. Vg in dj. Signed by Barker on the title page. 40.00 View more info

Sense of an Ending. 1st Cdn in dj.

By: BARNES, Julian

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Random House Canada, 2011, ISBN:9780307360816:

Seller ID: 95053


BARNES, Julian. The Sense of an Ending . (Toronto): Random House Canada, (2011). First Canadian Printing. Pp. (8),3-150,(4). 8vo, black paper covered boards with silver lettering to spine. Barnes's eleventh novel, awarded the2011 Man Booker Prize. Very good to fine in clean, crisp, unclipped dust j acket. 35.00 View more info

Ghost of a Clue. Second Printing.

By: BARRY, Charles. BRYSON, Charles].

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Methuen & Co. Ltd., London, 1932,:

Seller ID: 104239


BARRY, Charles, pseud. [Charles BRYSON]. The Ghost of a Clue. London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., (1932). Second Printing. Pp. (6),vii-viii,1-278,(2),(8) of ads. 8vo, light blue cloth with dark blue borders and lettering to front board and spine. Charles Bryson, b. 1877 in Belfast; d. 1951, was a British secret service agent who served as a spy in both the First and Second World Wars. Between the wars, he adopted the pseudonym Charles Barry, and wrote a series of detective novels, featuring the protagonist Larry Gilmartin. Thisis the eighth Gilmartin novel. Slightly cocked, spine ridge, binding tende ... View more info

Awfully Big Adventure. First Edition

By: BARTIMEUS

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Cassell and Company, Ltd., London, 1919,:

Seller ID: 62904


BARTIMEUS. An Awfully Big Adventure. London : Cassell and Company, Ltd., (1919). First Printing. Pp. 277. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. A collection of short stories and novellas for young adults - some based upon actual events - dealing with the war at sea during the First World War. Contents: 1. An Awfully Big Adventure ; 2. Behind the Veil: The Story of the Q Boats ; 3. "Not in the Presence of the Enemy" ; 4. The Action betweenH. M. S. Prize and German Submarine U-93 ; 5. The Forfeit ; 6. Supper Beer ; 7. The Way They Have ; 8. The Epitaph ; 9. The English Way ; 10. ... View more info

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Sleepless Moon. First Edition in dustjacket

By: BATES, H.E.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Michael Joseph, London, 1956,:

Seller ID: 21910


BATES, H.E. The Sleepless Moon. London : Michael Joseph, (1956). Pp 383. 8vo, black cloth. Eads A82a. "The tragedy of Constance and Melford Turner works itself out in and about a small English country town in the 1920s. Melford, the grocer-mayor, who loves hunting and fishing; Constance, his shy wife, who adores music and has, actually, a deep capacity for love, are the leading characters in this story, one of the most powerful that the author has written.". Very good in nicked dustjacket. 50.00 View more info

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Darling Buds of May. First Edition in dustjacket

By: BATES, H.E.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Michael Joseph, London, 1958,:

Seller ID: 7045


BATES, H.E. The Darling Buds of May. London : Michael Joseph, (1958). FirstUK Edition. Pp. 158. 8vo, dark pink cloth, gilt titles to spine. Eads A86a . Very good in price-clipped dustjacket (a few small chips to the edges). 65.00 View more info

Moment in Time. First Edition in dustjacket

By: BATES, H.E.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Michael Joseph, London, 1964,:

Seller ID: 108342


BATES, H.E. A Moment in Time. London : Michael Joseph, (1964). First Edition. Pp. (6),7-[248]. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Eads A100a. "The setting of A Moment in Time is Southern England in the summer of 1940, the year of the Battle of Britain. The story is recounted by a young girl of good family and rather secluded upbringing, Elizabeth Cartwright, who suddenly finds her life revolutionised and eventually almost shattered by her friendship with a group of young fighter-pilots engaged in desperate conflict above her beloved pastoral countryside. As she passes successively t... View more info

Haunted House. First American Edition.

By: BELLOC, Hilaire. CHESTERTON, G.K.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers, New York, 1928,:

Seller ID: 104230


BELLOC, Hilaire. The Haunted House. Illustrated by G.K. Chesterton. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1928. First US Printing. Pp. (6),7-272, including frontispiece, + 24 leaves of black and white plates. Illustrated. 8vo, black cloth with green decoration to front board, green lettering to front board and spine. A novel by Belloc supplemented by Chesterton illustrations. This is the fourth book of Belloc and Chesterton's collaboratory efforts, commonly known as "Chester-Bellocs". Front inner hinge cracked, diagonal tear to pp. 9-10, white stain to spine and small portion of front outer hin... View more info

Trial and Error. 1st UK

By: BERKELEY, Anthony

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1937,:

Seller ID: 89275


BERKELEY, Anthony. Trial and Error. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1937. First Printing. Pp. (10),11-528. 8vo, blue cloth with black lettering to frontand spine. Bubbling to front board at hinge, spotting to top edge with mar ginal foxing to initial leaves, slight spine roll, name to ffep, else good.30.00 View more info

Death Message. Signed

By: BILLINGHAM, Mark.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Little, Brown, London, 2007, ISBN:9780316730525:

Seller ID: 93900


BILLINGHAM, Mark. Death Message. (London) : Little, Brown, (2007). First British Edition. Pp (8),[1]-376. 8vo, black cloth, silver lettering to spine.The New Tom Thorne Thriller. “‘Delivering the death message’. That’s what coppers call it when they have to tell someone that a loved one has been killed. Now Detective Inspector Tom Thorne is receiving messages of his own. Photos of murder victims sent to his mobile phone. The killer is quickly identified as a man just released from prison; someone who believes he has nothing left to live for. But why is he sending these pictures to Thor... View more info

Dudley & Gilderoy : A Nonsense.

By: BLACKWOOD, Algernon

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Ernest Benn, London , 1929,:

Seller ID: 86639


BLACKWOOD, Algernon. Dudley & Gilderoy : A Nonsense. London : Ernest Benn Limited, 1929. First Edition. Pp [1]-281,(3). Illustrated. 8vo, red cloth, black lettering to spine. Algernon Henry Blackwood (1869-1951) was an English writer of fiction dealing with the supernatural, who was also a journalist and a broadcasting narrator. Spine and margins sunned and soiled, cornersbumped, foxing to fore-edge and occasional foxing throughout but heavier t o last 30 or so pages, bookplate and gift inscription, else good. With the author's autograph, on a separate piece of paper, pasted in - “Yours furi... View more info

Jimbo : A Fantasy

By: BLACKWOOD, Algernon

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Macmillan and Co, London , 1909,:

Seller ID: 86640


BLACKWOOD, Algernon. Jimbo : A Fantasy. London : Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1909. First Edition. Pp (2),[i]-xi,(1),1-258,(2,ads). 8vo, red pressed cloth, gilt lettering to front board and spine. Algernon Henry Blackwood (1869-1951) was an English writer of fiction dealing with the supernatural, whowas also a journalist and a broadcasting narrator. Jimbo is his first nove l, preceded only by a few short story collections. Slightly cocked, spine sunned, wear to spine ends and corners, light spotting to cloth, bookplate, else good. With the author's autograph, on a separate piece of paper, paste... View more info

Private Wound. First Edition in dustjacket

By: BLAKE, Nicholas DAY-LEWIS, Cecil (pseud.)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Collins / Crime Club, London , 1968,:

Seller ID: 22444


BLAKE, Nicholas. The Private Wound. London : Collins "Published for the Crime Club", (1968). First Edition. Pp (10),11-223,(1). 8vo, orange-red cloth,gilt letering to spine. Nicholas Blake is a pseudonym of Cecil Day-Lewis. "In the West of Ireland in the 1930s a young novelist rents a lonely cottage to write his new book in peace. Atonce, and without great resistance, he is seduced by the wife of the loca squireen. Harriet's husband is an older man — violent, impoverished, gone to seed, who had once fought famously against the Black and Tans; a dangerous man. What began as seduct... View more info

Rat-a-Tat Mystery. 1st UK in dj.

By: BLYTON, Enid COOK, Anyon

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Collins, 1956,:

Seller ID: 8304


BLYTON, Enid. The Rat-a-Tat Mystery. Illustrated by Anyon Cook. L. and Glasgow: Collins, (1956). First Edition. Pp (4),5-256. 8vo, red cloth. Owner's name, bookseller's stamp, else vg-fine, clean & unbrowned in bright slightly nicked unclipped dj. 60.00 View more info