Category: Fiction (hardcover)


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A Case of Exploding Mangoes

By: Hanif, Mohammed

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Toronto, Bond Street Books / Doubleday Canada / Random House of Canada, 2008

Edition: 1st Canadian (true first) edition

First printing w/complete number sequence. Precedes the UK edition. Hanif's first novel, which was shortlisted for the 2008 Guardian First Book Award. 323 pages, dust jacket illustration by Gina Triplett and Matt Curtius. Gently bumped top corners/spine ends, in like dust jacket. View more info

A COW IN THE HOUSE And Nine Other Stories

By: Kiely, Benedict

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1978

Edition: First Edition

A collection of stories from an Irish writer whose material was described by the Irish Times as "comic, tragic, life-enhancing," and here running the gamut from a young boy on a day trip to Dublin, to a dotty maiden aunt bestowing upon a local girl the romantic background of a magazine serial. Chocolate cloth, 191 pages. Some spine slant, bumped corners, mild wear to corners/spine ends, tanning, moderate general wear, in lightly edgeworn dust jacket w/scratches... View more info

A Doctor of the Old School

By: Maclaren, Ian

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Toronto, Fleming H. Revell, 1895

The story of a "self-forgetful and so utterly Christian" doctor. Olive cloth w/elaborate gilt decoration/lettering to for cover/spine, 208 pages, all edges gilt. Spine slant, abrasion to fore-edge (scrapes away some gilt), sticker remnants to bottom spine, previous owner's Christmas gift inscription to front free end paper. A pretty book, with gilt still quite bright and attractive. View more info

A King's Ransom

By: Suthren, Victor

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Don Mills, Collins Publishing, 1980

Edition: First Edition

the second Paul Gallant historical naval adventure, following 'The Black Cockade'; dj by Chris Mayger; small circled C on title page, bumped spine ends, bump to bottom edge of front and back cover; rubbed dj w/edgewear, light chipping to spine ends/corners, 1/4" tear to top edge of rear panel; View more info

A Spy For Love

By: Orwig, Sara

Price: $9.00

Publisher: New York, Walker Publishing Company, 1983

Edition: First Edition

a Regency romance; author's first hardcover novel after a number of paperback originals; when her father refuses to pay ransom, a woman kidnapped by a gentleman highwayman is forced to accompany him to France where he poses as a French nobleman while being, in actuality, a spy for England; dj illustration by Robert Barto; copper boards, 180 pgs.; small bump to top edge of front cover, mildly bumped spine ends; dj w/mild edgewear, tiny sticker pull to top left portion of ... View more info

After You'd Gone (signed)

By: O'Farrell, Maggie

Price: $16.50

Publisher: London, Review/Headline Book Publishing/Hodder Headline, 2000

Edition: 2nd printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

O'Farrell's first novel. When a woman ends up in a coma after an accident which may or may not have been a suicide attempt, long-suppressed tensions and secrets are revealed by family members who talk and argue at her bedside. This copy bears O'Farrell's signature on title page. Black cloth w/silver foil spine lettering, 372 pages. Bumped corners, crinkle/deep impression to bottom left corner of front cover, in moderately edgeworn dust jacket w/light chipping to corners/... View more info

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All the Roses Falling

By: MacLachlan, Mairi

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, Robert Hale Ltd., 1980

Edition: First Edition

A Scots couple living with their family in Belfast faces a series of incidents that leave them with a deepening dread in the midst of the Troubles. Dust jacket illustration by Barbara Walton. A bit of slant, tanned pages, in dust jacket w/impressions. A scarce title. View more info

An Indian Journey

By: Bonsels, Waldemar

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Garden City, Garden City Publishing /,

Edition: 1st thus

No date. Reissues the 1928 edition published by Thomas Seltzer. An autobiographical fiction concerning the author's time in India, "which he spent, not roving from place to place, but settled for months at a time in country dwellings from which he penetrated occasionally into the jungle." Red cloth w/yellow spine lettering, 273 pages. General wear, in edgeworn dust jacket w/some chipping/short edge tears, sun-darkened spine, light soil, general wear. View more info

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Antioch Actress

By: Perkins, J.R.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Garden City, Sun Dial Press, 1947

Edition: 1st Sun Dial Press edition

An uncommon edition of a historical novel set in 2nd-century Syria, pitting the church against the theatre. Caramel boards w/brown lettering to front cover/spine, 279 pages. Mild slant, light wear to corners/spine ends, tips of first fifty or so pages torn (the worst about 1/4", so no text is affected), light tanning, in dust jacket w/mild edgewear, small scrape to right edge of rear panel, moderate general wear. View more info

Best Irish Short Stories 2

By: Marcus, David (editor)

Price: $5.00

Publisher: London, Paul Elek, 1977

Edition: First Edition

Contains fourteen stories, one each from Gillman Noonan, Ita Daly, Michael Feeney Callan, John McGahern, Jennifer Johnston, Maeve Kelly, William Trevor, Kate Cruise O'Brien, Des O'Sullivan, Sean MacMathuna, Clare Boylan, John McArdle, Padraig Rooney, and David J. Elliott. Blue cloth, 156 pages. Gently bumped spine ends, pencil impressions to top right corner of front free end paper, in dust jacket scuffing to front panel, two full-length folds to rear panel, some scratch... View more info

BEYOND THE PALE, and Other Stories

By: Trevor, William

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Bodley Head, 1981

Edition: First Edition

A collection of twelve stories from an acclaimed Irish writer. Moderate general wear. Price-clipped dust jacket w/rubbing, impressions, sticker shadow to front flap, moderate edgewear. View more info

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Birds in Fall (signed)

By: Kessler, Brad

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Scribner/Scribner's, 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Kessler, on title page

When an airplane plummets into the sea near a (fictional) island off the coast of Nova Scotia, families gather at a local inn where "they form an unusual community, struggling for comfort and consolation." 238 pages, dust jacket illustration by Myrna Burks and Rosaire Appel. Book and dust jacket w/only light general wear. View more info

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Black Gold on the Double Diamond

By: Hammond, Ralph (pseudonym of Ralph Hammond Innes)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Collins, 1953

Edition: First Edition

Hammond was better known as thriller writer Hammond Innes. This one finds a young man abruptly leaving England for "a lonely ranch in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies," where "oil rigs are becoming more common than cattle," and where he hopes to find his father, until then believed killed at Dieppe during World War II. Although it has the appearance of the traditional duster, it is a story of the Canadian West in the middle of the last century, and... View more info


By: Smith, Charlie

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Hamish-Hamilton, 1985

Edition: 1st UK edition

Originally published in the U.S. a year earlier. The story of a South Georgia family: the father who leads a multi-million-dollar empire that is beginning to crumble, the mother a wayward woman more than overly fond of sex, and the son who, as he reaches manhood, must deal with the repercussions of both. Blue cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 416 pages, dust jacket illustration by Jenny Tylden-Wright. Spine slant, toned pages, light general wear, in price-clipped dust jacket... View more info

Captain Desmond, V.C.

By: Diver, Maud

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Edinburgh & London, William Blackwood & Sons, 1921

Edition: New & revised edition

Historical fiction. A romance set in India. Originally published in 1907. This edition contains three chapters substituted for the original final scene, the additional material thought in 1907 to make the work too long. Beige boards w/black lettering/medal illustration, 346 pages. View more info