Category: Fiction (hardcover)


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Time For Dreaming

By: Johns, Stella

Price: $150.00

Publisher: London, Herbert Jenkins, 1964

Edition: First Edition

A very scarce title. An eighteen-year-old girl facing a fairy-tale future, and whose mother made something of a mess of her own life, decides that she wants "time for dreaming--a chance to explore the byways before the golden gates of happy-ever-after-land" close behind her (which means that she ends up in a castle, is attracted to a man she should steer clear of, deals with a few unusual children, and is possessed of a secret she can't tell anyone). Red cloth w... View more info

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The Successor

By: Kadare, Ismail

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Toronto, Bond Street Books/Doubleday Canada/Random House of Canada, 2006

Edition: 1st Canadian edition

"A fictional inquiry into the still-unexplained death of Mehmet Shehu, the man who for decades was the designated Number Two political figure in Communist dictator Enver Hoxha's ironfisted and increasingly paranoid regime." Kadare, who was the first winner of the Man Booker International Prize in 2005, first published this story in 2003, in Albanian. This edition is translated from Tedi Papavrami's French translation of the Albanian, and is by David Bellos. An... View more info

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Not Indispensable

By: Keeney, Maude Fraser

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Vantage Press, 1967

Edition: First Edition

A New Brunswick-born writer (who became a nurse in Rhode Island, and lived there with her attorney husband) here presents the story of a widow who falls in love with the manager of a hotel on an island resort. Maroon cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 227 pages. Edgwear, some slant, lightly soiled edges, previous owner's name/date to front free end paper, in edgeworn dust jacket w/smudging/soiling, scrapes/impressions, reinforcing tape to edges of reverse, general wear. Un... View more info

Everything You Need

By: Kennedy, A.L.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape, 1999

Edition: Uncorrected Proof

a man who has retreated to an island contrives to have his teenage daughter -- whom he hasn't seen in fifteen years, and who believes him to be dead -- visit the island, raising the possibility that he may confess to being her father, which may ultimately lead to him pulling together the pieces of his shattered life; 567 pgs.; impressions, rubbing, moderate handling wear; View more info

Looking Through Glass

By: Kesavan, Mukul

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus, 1995

Edition: First Edition

author's first novel; set during the era of India's partition and independence, a young man finds himself possessed of an eccentric foster family in a time and place not of his choosing; dj illustration by Chris Corr; dj w/light edgewear, impressions; 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

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

Witchwater (Witch-Water) Country

By: Kilworth, Garry

Price: $9.50

Publisher: London, The Bodley Head, 1986

Edition: First Edition

Tragedy and a sort of coming-of-age ensue when a boy and three friends initiate a light-hearted search for mythical waterwitches. Blue cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 202 pages, dust jacket illustration by Gary Blythe. Bumped corners/spine ends, tanning, in rubbed dust jacket w/impressions/scratches, wear to corners/spine ends, light edgewear. View more info

HYPATIA, or New Foes with an Old Face

By: Kingsley, Charles

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Chicago, E.A. Weeks & Company,

Edition: No edition

No date (circa 1900). Originally published in 1853, this work of historical fiction is set in the fifth century, and is based on the life of a teacher of philosophy who was murdered by Christian fanatics who disapproved of her ideas in the realms of religion and politics. Blue cloth w/gilt lettering/decoration to spine, top edge gilt, 475 pages. Moderate wear to corners/spine ends, light edge soil, moderately smudged covers, moderate general wear. View more info

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Small Crimes in an Age of Abundance

By: Kneale, Matthew

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Toronto, Doubleday Canada/Random House of Canada, 2005

Edition: 1st Canadian edition

A collection of twelve stories which "follow ordinary people as they try to survive and make sense of their worlds." Plum boards, maroon cloth backstrip w/silver spine lettering, 208 pages, dust jacket illustration T. Oliver Peabody. A pristine copy in dust jacket w/mild wear to corners. A nice copy. View more info

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The Green Madonna (signed)

By: L'Ami, C.E.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, The Westminster Press, 1952

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Winner of the Westminster Award for Fiction. From the front flap: "This is a story of fifteenth century England, in an era of adventure and intrigue, when many a lord and prelate ruled his manor by whim and fancy rather than by right and God...when the common man's slaving earned him nothing, and serfs met in secret to plot and to plan." This copy signed by L'Ami at top of front end paper. Olive cloth w/green decoration to front cover, green spine lettering, ... View more info

Gentlemen Callers

By: Lamb, Nancy

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Seaview Books, 1979

Edition: First Edition

"One week of independence, for some married women, is enough to change their lives forever." Tan boards w/burgundy cloth backstrip w/gilt spine lettering, 292 pages, dust jacket illustration by Mike McIver. View more info

The Goodby (Goodbye) People

By: Lambert, Gavin

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster / S&S, 1971

Edition: First Edition

A collection of "failed mystics, rootless sun-worshipers, exiles from the harsher realities of a different civilization to the east of the San Gabriel mountains," are caught in the moral and physical decay of Los Angeles. Dust jacket illustration by Paul Bacon. Three small splash-soil marks faintly to top edge of front cover, another fainter one to top edge of back cover, mild general wear, in rubbed dust jacket w/impressions, moderate edgewear, some flaking to... View more info

Lines to a Lady

By: Lambert, Reita

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Caxton House, 1939

Edition: 1st Caxton edition

Originally published in 1935, by Doubleday, Doran & Company; romance. Some poor slob determined to be a playwright moves to New York, where he becomes engaged to one woman who likes his poetry, entangled with a second who is bored with her husband, and enmeshed with a third who will appear in his newly written play "--in return for certain considerations." Red cloth w/black lettering/illustration to spine, 305 pages. Gently bumped spine ends, dusty edges, mino... View more info

Lotus Blossom

By: Lancing, George (pseudonym of Bluebell M. Hunter)

Price: $32.50

Publisher: New York, Lee Furman, 1939

Edition: First Edition

Set in China, and telling in fictional form the story of the Empress Dowager. The story of a beautiful young woman named Orchid who, on her way to Pekin to meet her betrothed, meets "the handsome young son of a country cobbler." An unusual relationship is subsequently formed between the girl who has grown up "with the feeling that she was one day destined to be the Empress of China," and the young man whose service as Palace Attendant in the Imperial Cour... View more info