Category: Fiction (hardcover)


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The Width of the Sea (signed)

By: Chalfoun, Michelle

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Cliff Street Books/HarperCollinsPublishers/Harper Collins, 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

With the elders of a small fishing community along the Maine coast rendered useless by bitterness and booze, a younger generation must deal with restrictive fishing quotas, the loss of the fish processing plant, and a growing tourism industry which denigrates and demeans their heritage. This copy signed on title page. Grey and charcoal boards, 323 pages. Bumped spine ends, in lightly edgeworn dust jacket w/light rubbing, scratches to rear panel. An unread copy. View more info

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Crazy Heart

By: Cobb, Thomas

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row, 1987

Edition: First Edition

First printing w/complete number sequence. Cobb's first novel, telling the story of a renowned country-and-western songwriter and guitar player who "is on his last legs. His weight, his ticker, his liver -- even his pickup truck -- are all giving him trouble." Basis for the award-winning film of the same name, which was directed by Scott Cooper and starred Jeff Bridges. White cloth grey guitar illustration to front cover, grey spine lettering, 248 pages, cove... View more info

Without A Voice

By: Collis, Louise

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber, 1951

Edition: First Edition

An inarticulate boy with a lively imagination is unable to deal with the real world, and withdraws to the point where he is unable to distinguish one world from the other. Red cloth, 245 pages. Some mild dampstaining to back cover, dusty edges, small soil mark to fore-edge, tanned pages. Dust jacket w/moderate edgewear, 1.5" tear up right spine edge before crossing spine horizontally to back cover another 2" then down 1.5" of back panel, smudged rear panel... View more info

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By: Colver, Alice Ross

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Toronto, Dodd, Mead & Co., 1931

Edition: 1st Canadian edition

Set in New England, this is the story of a young woman "who, with a deep-rooted love for her country-side and her family, toiled for their ancestral home, Windymere." Bears on the title page the following: "Canadian Edition/For Sale in Canada Only." Salmon cloth w/brown lettering/decoration to front cover, brown spine lettering, 314 pages, illustrated end papers, in moderately edgeworn and price-clipped dust jacket w/1"-square piece from bottom rig... View more info


By: Cummins, Mary

Price: $12.50

Publisher: London & Toronto, Robert Hale Limited/Nelson Foster & Scott/General, 1980

Edition: First Edition

Historical fiction. From the front flap: "When Ellice Menteith arrives in Upper Canada to find her hitherto unknown relatives, she is in a poor state of health after the long voyage from Liverpool. She has been brought up in Scotland by a foster mother, Martha Bruce, and in order to save her foster sister, Nesta, from rape she attacks the man with dressmaking scissors. He is the son of the local squire and Ellice in the twilight, or foxlight, is sure that she has bee... View more info

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Sweet Constancy

By: Cunningham, Louis Arthur

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, Herbert Jenkins, 1955

Edition: First Edition

A wealthy man's beautiful and pampered daughter has a more than passing interest in a man of whom her father disapproves, so the father enlists the aid of a sensible and tactful woman to discover the reason behind his daughter's intractibility. Gently bumped corners, impressions to front cover, some soil/foxing to top and fore-edge, ink numerals to rear pastedown, in dust jacket w/edgewear, chipping, edge tears, small pieces torn from top edge near spine, impressions, g... View more info

The Course of Honour

By: Davis, Lindsey

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Century Books/Random House UK, 1997

Edition: First Edition

1st printing w/complete number sequence. Historical fiction set in 1st-century Rome during "the reigns of Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero, and the Year of the Four Emperors," telling "the sweeping story of the ascendancy of the Emperor Vespasian, the impecunious son of a provincial senator who finally brought peace to Rome after years of strife." Black cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 295 pages, dust jacket illustration by Colin Hadley. Spine slant, light... View more info

Home is the Hunter

By: de Poncins, Gontran

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz, 1945

Edition: 1st UK editions

On a large country estate in France's Loire district, an old domestic who has served faithfully for forty years watches the disintegration of the old order and the coming of the new. Translated by Haakon Chevalier. Sunning to spine, dusty edges, gently bumped corners, impressions, light general wear, in dust jacket w/sunning to spine, fading to edges, some edgewear, impressions, scuffing, moderate general wear. View more info

That Watery Glass

By: Dearnley, Moira

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Llandybie, Christopher Davies (Publishers) Ltd., 1973

Edition: First Edition

The story of a woman who, obsessed with her own intellectuality, "acts out her life as if it were literature: every commonplace thought and feeling, action and reaction, is caught between literary quotation marks -- a continuing process of distorting vision." Black cloth w/silver spine lettering, 210 pages. 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

OH, PLAY THAT THING, Volume Two of The Last Roundup (signed)

By: Doyle, Roddy

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Toronto, Alfred A. Knopf/Random House of Canada, 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Doyle, on title page

Published simultaneously in Canada by Knopf, and in the UK by Jonathan Cape. Sequel to 'A Star Called Henry.' Orange cloth w/black lettering/illustration to spine, 376 pages. An unread copy of an uncommon edition w/Doyle's signature. View more info

The Queen's Necklace

By: Dumas, Alexandre

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Alexandra Publishing Company,

Edition: 1st thus

An uncommon edition of a classic of French literature. Blue cloth w/blind-stamped decoration/rule to front cover and spine, gilt lettering to same, 392 pages. A bit of slant, wear to corners/spine ends, tanned/dust-soiled edges, previous owner's first name to front free end paper, impressions to top right corner of same, tanning to cheap paper, moderate general wear. View more info

The Private Life Of Helen Of Troy

By: Erskine, John

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Sun Dial Press/Center Books, 1943

Edition: 2nd Sun Dial/Center edition

"What kind of woman was the beautiful and unfaithful Greek wife whose face launched a thousand ships and destroyed a nation?" (well, let's see--she was unfaithful, lustful and responsible for a war--hey, she's *my* kinda broad!). Waterstain to front cover, light edgewear, minor cream-coloured soil mark to top of first end paper. Dust jacket w/edgewear, 1" jagged tear to bottom right spine edge, 1/2" jagged tear to top right spine edge, 1/2" tear to ... View more info

Fort of Silence

By: Foley, Helen

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton / H&S, 1963

Edition: First Edition

A long-married couple setting off for a holiday in France have separate thoughts about their life together, the wife brooding "over her long-standing and undiscovered affair with the painter, John Ledcombe, and her now seemingly disintegrated life, with past inadequacies and future emptiness," while the husband "is haunted by certain places (the Isle of wight where he was brought up, the West of Scotland which has become a paradise of escape) as he is by a se... View more info

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The Ten Thousand (signed)

By: Ford, Michael Curtis

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press/Thomas Dunne Books, 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Ford, on title page

1st printing w/complete number sequence. Historical fiction set in 400 B.C., being the story of the philosopher-warrior Xenophon, and his command of ten thousand battle-weary Greek soldiers fleeing through the Armenian mountains after a bloody defeat at the hands of the king of Persia. Black cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 378 pages (plus author's postscript, acknowledgements, brief author biography), map end papers by Jackie Aher, dust jacket illustration by Mark Summers.... View more info