Category: Fiction (hardcover)


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The Jonah

By: Leland, Jeremy

Price: $95.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1970

Edition: First Edition

Leland's scarce second novel, "a wryly farcical tragi-comedy about a would-be suicide." Dark orange cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 159 pages, dust jacket by Alan Breese. Lightly smudged edges, moderate handling wear, in price-clipped dust jacket w/small sticker pulls to top right corner of front panel, light chipping to corners/spine ends, sunned (entirely legible) spine, short edge tears. Jacket in protective mylar sleeve. View more info

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Live Lumber

By: Long, E. Laurie

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London & Melbourne, Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, 1937

Edition: First Edition

From the front flap: "When the Rev. Raymond Hamilton takes a message to an American ship in the London Docks, the whole course of his life is changed, for at the challenge of Sally McCormick's bright eyes, he sails in the Orlandie for the Gulf, learns more about life than the Church could ever teach him, and with Sally's help handles situations which vary from nursing yellow-jack to salving a derelict." Green cloth w/black spine lettering, 288 pages, dust jacke... View more info

The Man Who Owned Vermont

By: Lott, Bret

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Washington Square Press 64587, 1988

Edition: 1st Washington Square Press edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Lott's first novel, telling the story of a man whose wife has left him, leading him to throw himself into his job to the exclusion of everything else, until "on a cold Vermont morning, a hunter and his prey show him unexpectedly, haltingly, the way back to love and faith." This copy inscribed and signed ("For John--/With hopes this/will help move/my name/a little/higher/up on/the list!/BT", with Lott's signature beneath his name. 231 pages, cover illust... View more info

Night Night

By: Macdonald, Sharman

Price: $9.00

Publisher: London, Collins, 1988

Edition: First Edition

Sharman's second novel. "An exhilarating fantasy that interweaves domestic shambles with a menacing parable for the bewildered eighties--a funny suburban nightmare about loss of faith and loss of direction." Blue cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 221 pages, dust jacket illustration by Chris Brown. Spine slant, light general wear, in rubbed dust jacket w/impressions/scratches. View more info

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The Crack in the Bell

By: Macfarlane, Peter Clark

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Toronto, William Briggs,

Edition: 1st Canadian edition

No date [1918]. According to IMDb, Macfarlane was a railroad clerk, pastor and an actor before becoming a writer. Unable to come to grips with his failing health, he shot himself on the steps of the San Francisco morgue. Far be it from me to argue with IMDb. Red cloth w/yellow bell illustration/black lettering to front cover, black spine lettering, 458 pages. Light wear to corners/spine ends, lightly dusted/tanned edges, small bookseller's tag to bottom of rear past... 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

The Days of Auld Lang Syne

By: Maclaren, Ian

Price: $17.50

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton,

Edition: Reprint

nd (circa late 1930s); stories of Scotland; one of the H&S 3'6 titles, w/yellow spine; decorated blue cloth; tanned/dusty/light soiled edges, light edgewear, previous owner's signature; dj w/chipping/short tears to spine ends/corners, uneven 1" tear to top of back panel, 1/2" tear to top of front panel, 1" tear to bottom of same, other shorter tears, scraped folds, rubbing, faint soil; 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

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Maid of Honor

By: MacLeod, Charlotte

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York, Atheneum, 1984

Edition: First Edition

Upset with her family's near-obsession with her older sister's wedding, a teen-aged girl does not tell them that she has won a gold medal in a state piano contest, nor that she has been awarded a scholarship to a prestigious music college. When the bride-to-be is given an expensive diamond and ruby pin, the younger sister hides it as a prank, then learns that it is no longer in its hiding place, precipitating a family crisis. Very scarce in this condition. Red cloth w/gi... View more info

Jonathan Found

By: Maiden, Cecil

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Thomas Y. Crowell, 1957

Edition: First Edition

A boy whose natural parents were murdered by Chinese Terrorists is adopted by a wealthy American businessman and his wife. Half patterned boards/half brick cloth, white spine lettering, 185 pages, dust jacket illustration by George Salter. Price-clipped dust jacket. View more info

The Emissary

By: Mainwaring, Michael

Price: $9.50

Publisher: London, Allison & Busby, 1974

Edition: First Edition

Author's second novel. In a provincial Latin American city people are preparing strange celebrations for the arrival of a personal emissary of the President of the United States, while political activists threaten distinctly uncivil action. Dust jacket by Reg Boorer. Lightly edgeworn dust jacket w/rubbing, some impressions. View more info

Fiesta in November

By: Mallea, Eduardo

Price: $17.50

Publisher: London, Calder and Boyars, 1969

Edition: 1st UK edition

Originally published in Spanish, and here translated from that language by Alis De Sola. Grey cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 121 pages, dust jacket by Gerald Cinamon. Previous owner's name/city/date on front end paper, remains of price sticker to same, moderate general wear, in rubbed dust jacket w/light edgewear, light chipping to corners/spine ends. 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

The Land of Forgotten Men

By: Marshall, Edison

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Toronto, Longmans, Green & Co., 1923

Edition: 1st Canadian edition

A man wanted by the law and fleeing to Alaska experiences a shipwreck, and is both physically and psychologically altered. Dust jacket and frontispiece (reproduces the dust jacket in b&w) by W. Herbert Dunton. Illustrated orange-on-green cloth. Rubbing/light flaking, dusty/tanned/moderately soiled edges, 2 previous owner's stamps to front free end paper. Smudged dust jacket w/1" tear to top edge of rear panel, chipping/short tears to spine ends/edges, moderate co... View more info

Sam Campbell Gentleman

By: Marshall, Edison

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Triangle Books/Blue Ribbon, 1938

Edition: 1st Triangle edition

The story of a woman (Elizabeth Logan) who marries a man (Sam Campbell) in order to "help her find another man. Her lover, Peter Burgess, had vanished in the vast silences of Southwestern China. He was a prisoner of the great war-lord, Chow-Chan, third in might of all the princes of the East. And on his safe release the peace of the Orient depended. For the tribes were massing in the hills to drive the Westerner into the sea." Red cloth w/black spine lettering/ru... View more info