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Now or Never. First Edition, hardcover, without dustjacket.

By: COLES, Manning

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1951,:

Seller ID: 107428


COLES, Manning. Now or Never. London: Hodder and Stoughton, (August 1951). First Printing. Pp. (6),[7]-224. 8vo, maroon cloth with black lettering to spine. "Tommy Hambleton on the track of a daring new organization functiongin bomb-scarred Cologne under the command of a notorious German who had es caped retribution. Light relief is supplied by those two light-hearted model-markers, Forgan and Campbell." - from the introductory blurb. Bumping to top edge of first couple leaves, else very good. 20.00 View more info

Moonstone [bound with] Stretton [bound with] Breaking a Butterfly; or, Blanche Ellerslie's Ending

By: COLLINS, Wilkie LAWRENCE, George A.] KINGSLEY, Henry]

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Harper and Brothers, Publishers, New York, 1869,:

Seller ID: 103209


COLLINS, Wilkie. [KINGSLEY, Henry]. [LAWRENCE, George A.]. The Moonstone [bound with] Stretton [bound with] Breaking a Butterfly; or, Blanche Ellerslie's Ending. New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1868-1869. FIRST AMERICAN PRINTING OF "THE MOONSTONE". Pp. (8),[9]-223,(1), [5]-144,(2), [7]-139,(9), frontispiece to each work. Three volumes bound as one. Illustrated. 8vo, rebound in half maroon leather with marbled boards, four gilt-tooled raised bands and gilt lettering to spine. Spine reads: "Novels. / The Moonstone / Stretton / Breaking / a Butterfly". The first American ... View more info

Darkness and Day. First Edition in dustjacket

By: COMPTON-BURNETT, I.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Victor Gollancz, London, 1951,:

Seller ID: 10719


COMPTON-BURNETT, I. Darkness and Day. London : Victor Gollancz, 1951. Fine in near-fine dj. 65.00 View more info

Mother and Son. First Edition in dustjacket

By: COMPTON-BURNETT, I.

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Victor Gollancz Ltd., London, 1955,:

Seller ID: 6932


COMPTON-BURNETT, I. Mother and Son. London : Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1955. First Edition. Pp. 256. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt titles to spine. Name to flyleaf, else very good in rubbed dustjacket. 37.50 View more info

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The Point of Honor : A Military Tale. First American Edition, with McClure at base of spine

By: CONRAD, Joseph

Price: $275.00

Publisher: McClure Company, New York, 1908,: 1908

Seller ID: 20803


CONRAD, Joseph. The Point of Honor : A Military Tale. Illustrations by Dan Sayre Groesbeck. New York : The McClure Company, 1908. First American Edition, in the First State binding with "McClure" at base of spine. Pp (8),3--182 + colour frontispiece + 3 colour plates. 8vo (137 x 196 mm), decorated green cloth, with gilt lettering to front & spine. A story first published in A Set of Six by Methuen in 1908. See Wise, A Bibliography of the Writings of Joseph Conrad, p. 42. Dan Sayre Groesbeck (b. September 9,1878, at sea of San Francisco - d. Au... View more info

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The Rover. Limited, numbered, signed edition in dustjacked, glasseine, and slipcase.

By: CONRAD, Joseph

Price: $1,500.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company, Garden City, New York, 1923,:

Seller ID: 96794


CONRAD, Joseph. The Rover. Garden City, New York : Doubleday, Page & Company, MCMXXIII [1923]. First American Edition. Pp (12),1-371,(5), frontispiece portrait. 8vo, white vellum paper covered boards and spine, gilt vignette and lettering to front board and spine, blue tipped corners and vertical line to boards at spine, top edge gilt, in dustjacket, glasseine wrapper, and blue paper slipcase with whiet paper label to spine. "This edition, signed by the author, is limited to three hundred and seventy-seven copies printed from type which was distributed immediately after printing. Th... View more info

Nigger of the Narcissus. Heritage Press Edition.

By: CONRAD, Joseph. JONES, Howard Mumford, intro. SHEETS, Millard.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Heritage Press, New York, 1965,:

Seller ID: 112508


CONRAD, Joseph. The Nigger of the Narcissus. With an introduction by HowardMumford Jones and illustations by Millard Sheets. New York : The Heritage Press, (1965). First thus. Pp. (6),vii-[xix],(3),3-[162],(2), including sixfull-page colour illustrations, eight full-page black-and-white illustrati ons, and many smaller black-and-white illustrations to text. Large 8vo, white cloth spine, illustrated cloth boards depicting the three-masted Narcissus, black lettering to spine. "A ship sails from Bombay to England. On its voyage around the Horn it encounters a terrific storm, and, once out of ... View more info

Viceroy's Captain. signed. 1st UK in dj.

By: CONWAY, Anthony CASPASIAN, John)

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton, London, 2000, ISBN:0340768568:

Seller ID: 75433


CONWAY, Anthony. The Viceroy's Captain . (London): Hodder and Stoughton, (2000). First UK Printing. Pp. (8),1-340,(4). 8vo, red cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "India's North West Frontier in 1925 is a hotbed of discontent. Behind an uneasy peace lies an explosive combination: the age-old ambitions of the princes who still rule vast kingdoms, Mahatma Gandhi's fast-spreading nationalist movement and the devious plots of the Raj's immemorial enemies, the Russians. The Eye of the Storm is a legendary diamond, said to bring its owner control of India. Now, bandits have stolen it on its way... View more info

Brigadier's Outcast. 1st UK in dj.

By: CONWAY, Anthony CASPASIAN, John)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton, London, 2003, ISBN:0340822104:

Seller ID: 75437


CONWAY, Anthony. The Brigadier's Outcast . [Featuring John Caspasian]. (London): Hodder and Stoughton, (2003). First UK Printing. Pp. (4),[1]-379,(1).8vo, black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. The fourth John Caspasian n ovel. "The experimental British airship D100 has disappeared, believed lostwith all hands. but when mysterious reports reach London in 1929 that it h as been seen, the Air Ministry needs to send someone to British Guyana. Someone brave, resourceful and expendable like Captain John Caspasian of the Twelfth Gurkhas. Soon Caspasian is on board the lost airship's luxurious... View more info

General's Envoy. signed. 1st UK in dj.

By: CONWAY, Anthony CASPASIAN, John)

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton, London, 2001, ISBN:0340768584:

Seller ID: 75435


CONWAY, Anthony. The General's Envoy . [Featuring John Caspasian]. (London): Hodder and Stoughton, (2001). First UK Printing. Pp. (6),1-377,(1). 8vo, black cloth with gilt letteirng to spine. The second Caspasian novel. "Seconded to China by a vengeful Indian Army high command, Caspasian finds Shanghai a cesspit of despair and corruption as refugees pour in to the violent,disease-ridden city. He is glad to escape on a solo mission to contact a g eneral whom the British see as a bulwark against the revolutionary leader Chiang Kai-shek. Once he has left the relative safety of the Internation... View more info

Wildtrack. First American Edition in dustjacket

By: CORNWELL, Bernard

Price: $25.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1988, ISBN:0399133755:

Seller ID: 15095


CORNWELL, Bernard. Wildtrack. New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1988). First American Printing. Pp. [1]-320. 8vo, black cloth spine with blue paper-covered boards, gilt lettering to spine. Bernard Cornwell, OBE (b. February 23,1944, London). "Month by grueling month, [the protagonist, Nicholas] Sandm an, wounded in the Falklands War, teaches himself to walk again, and heads home. Everything he has is gone -- his money, his wife, his children -- allbut his one great love: a 38-foot ketch called Sycorax. But to his horror the looted, vandalized shell of Sycorax lies rotting near Nick's former ... View more info

Archer's Tale. First American Edition in dustjacket

By: CORNWELL, Bernard

Price: $25.00

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers, New York, 2001, ISBN:0066210844:

Seller ID: 75263


CORNWELL, Bernard. The Archer's Tale . (New York) : HarperCollins Publishers, (2001). First American Printing. Pp. (10),[1]-374. 8vo, brown cloth spine with tan paper covered boards, gilt lettering to spine. Bernard Cornwell,OBE (b. February 23, 1944, London). "At dawn on Easter morning 1343, a mar auding band of French raiders arrives by boat to ambush the coastal Englishvillage of Hookton. To brave young Thomas, the only survivor, the horror o f the attack is epitomized in the casual savagery of a particular black-clad knight, whose flag - three yellow hawks on a blue field - presides ov... View more info

Redcoat : A novel. First American Edition in dustjacket, Signed.

By: CORNWELL, Bernard

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Viking, New York, 1988, ISBN:0670816817:

Seller ID: 75073


CORNWELL, Bernard. Redcoat : A novel. (New York) : Viking, (1988). First American Printing. Pp. (8),[1]-405,(3). 8vo, tan cloth spine with blue paper covered boards, metallic red lettering to spine. Bernard Cornwell, OBE (b. February 23, 1944, London). The prolific historical novelist's first foray into writing on events based in the United States, chronicling the exploitsof two young men fighting on opposite sides of the conflict. "Sam Gilpin b roke his Englih mother's heart when he joined the British army. In the ranks, moving through the New Jersey countryside toward Philadelphia, he ha... View more info

Crackdown. First Edition in dustjacket

By: CORNWELL, Bernard

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Michael Joseph, London, 1990, ISBN:0718131592:

Seller ID: 75077


CORNWELL, Bernard. Crackdown. London : Michael Joseph, (1990). First UK Printing. Pp. (6),[1]-313,(1). 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Bernard Cornwell, OBE (b. February 23, 1944, London). "Nick Breakspear, [who...] never wanted anything to do with the brittle theatrical world inhabit ed by his father, [...] joined the Royal Marines; now he is sailing the blue waters of the Bahamas. But dreams of paradise are shattered when Nick's discovery of a derelict yacht riddled with bullets brings him into conflict with the local authorities. Then a lucrative offer to hire his services... View more info

Wildtrack. First American Edition in dustjacket, Sgned.

By: CORNWELL, Bernard

Price: $40.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1988, ISBN:0399133755:

Seller ID: 75072


CORNWELL, Bernard. Wildtrack. New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1988). First American Printing. Pp. [1]-320. 8vo, black cloth spine with blue paper-covered boards, gilt lettering to spine. Bernard Cornwell, OBE (b. February 23,1944, London). "Month by grueling month, [the protagonist, Nicholas] Sandm an, wounded in the Falklands War, teaches himself to walk again, and heads home. Everything he has is gone -- his money, his wife, his children -- allbut his one great love: a 38-foot ketch called Sycorax. But to his horror the looted, vandalized shell of Sycorax lies rotting near Nick's former ... View more info

Sea Lord. First Edition in dustjacket

By: CORNWELL, Bernard

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Michael Joseph, London, 1989, ISBN:0718131584:

Seller ID: 13627


CORNWELL, Bernard. Sea Lord. London : Michael Joseph, (1989). First UK Printing. Pp. (12),[1]-311,(1). Illustrated with a two-page map. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Bernard Cornwell, OBE (b. February 23, 1944, London). "John Rossendale is a sea-gypsy, wandering the oceans in a 38-foot cutter, Sunflower. He is also the 28th Earl of Stowey, but titles don't mean much at sea. Four years ago he turned his back on England, swearing never to go home again. Now, out of an unwonted sense of duty, he returns to British waters. At his mother's funeral, he finds his family hostile, h... View more info

Vagabond. First American Edition in dustjacket,

By: CORNWELL, Bernard Grail Quest series)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers, New York, 2002, ISBN:0066210801:

Seller ID: 75236


CORNWELL, Bernard. Vagabond. (New York) : HarperCollins Publishers, (2002).First American Printing. Pp. (10),[1]-405,(1). 8vo, blue cloth spine with brown paper-covered boards, gilt lettering to spine. The second volume in The Grail Quest series. Bernard Cornwell, OBE (b. February 23, 1944, London). Very good in clean, crisp, unclipped dustjacket. 20.00 View more info

Sharpe's Regiment : Richard Sharpe and the Invasion of France, June to November 1813. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed

By: CORNWELL, Bernard SHARPE series

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Collins, London, 1986, ISBN:000221430x:

Seller ID: 75076


CORNWELL, Bernard. Sharpe's Regiment : Richard Sharpe and the Invasion of France, June to November 1813. London : Collins, 1986. First UK Printing. Pp. [1]-301,(3). 8vo, green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Bernard Cornwell, OBE (b. February 23, 1944, London). "Major Sharpe and his men were in mortal danger -- but for once the threat did not come from the French. The Battalion's ranks were seriously depleted and the supply of new recruits from England seemed to have dried up. Unless the South Essex could bring reinforcements from the Second Battalion back in England, the whole regimen... View more info

Sharpe's Escape : Richard Sharpe and the Bussaco Campaign, 1810. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed.

By: CORNWELL, Bernard SHARPE series

Price: $40.00

Publisher: HarperCollins, London, 2004, ISBN:0007120133:

Seller ID: 75078


CORNWELL, Bernard. Sharpe's Escape : Richard Sharpe and the Bussaco Campaign, 1810. (London): HarperCollins Publishers, (2004). First UK Printing. Pp.(10),[1]-351,(7). Illustrated with maps. 8vo, black cloth with gilt letter ing to spine. Bernard Cornwell, OBE (b. February 23, 1944, London). "It is 1810 and the French are making yet another attempt to invade Portugal and push the British back into the sea by sending their largest army yet across the Spanish frontier. Facing them is a wasted land, stripped of food by Wellington's orders, and Captain Richard Sharpe. But Sharpe is in trouble.... View more info

Sharpe's Fortress : Richard Sharpe and the Siege of Gawilghur, December 1803. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed.

By: CORNWELL, Bernard SHARPE series

Price: $65.00

Publisher: HarperCollins, London, 1999, ISBN:0002256312:

Seller ID: 75079


CORNWELL, Bernard. Sharpe's Fortress : Richard Sharpe and the Siege of Gawilghur, December 1803. (London) : HarperCollins Publishers, (1999). First UKPrinting. Pp. [1]-302,(2). Map endpapers. 8vo, red cloth with gilt letteri ng to spine. Bernard Cornwell, OBE (b. February 23, 1944, London)."It is December, 1803, and Richard Sharpe is now an officer in Sir Arthur Wellesley's army that is seeking to end the Mahratta War. Sharpe, just risen from theranks, discovers that his fellow-officers are not unwelcoming. Unsure of h is authority and uncomfortable in the mess, he is failing, and his fail... View more info