Category: Fiction (hardcover)


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The Amyot Crime

By: Nicole, Christopher

Price: $12.50

Publisher: London, Jarrolds, 1965

Edition: First Edition

Nicole's seventh book (six novels, one non-fiction title), and the third volume in his saga of Bahamian history (following 'Amyot's Cay' and 'Blood Amyot'), recalling the Jazz Age and the relationship between white man and black in the West Indies. Dust jack design by Eileen Walton. Brownish soil mark to fore-edge, light edgewear, dusty edges. Price-clipped dj w/ edgewear, chipping/short tears to corners/spine ends, rubbing, smudged rear panel. View more info

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The Best of Kathleen Norris (includes 'Mothers' and 'The American Flaggs')

By: Norris, Kathleen

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Garden City, Hanover House, 1955

Edition: First Edition

Contains two novels ('Mothers' and 'The American Flaggs'), eight short stories ("The Kelly Kid," "Keeping Ellen Out Of It," "Prisoner's Base," "The Heart of a Mouse," "The Mother of Angela Hogan," "The Longest Way Round," "The Hand of God," and "Peter Stops Walking"), a previously unpublished play ("The Inimitable"), and three essays ("My California," "My San Francisco," and "Beau... View more info

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Wild Honey Time

By: O'Donoghue, M.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton / H&S, 1972

Edition: First Edition

O'Donoghue's first novel. "Set in a remote part of the Scottish Highlands between the wars," this "is the story of the Sinclair family, a clutch of children growing up, haphazardly loved, understood, fed and bullied by a collection of adults with the sort of priorities that make their childhood a mixture of heaven and hell." Black cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 191 pages. Faded top edge, tiny soil mark to top of fore-edge, faint sticker shadow to top ri... 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

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

WHERE THE JACKALS HOWL and other stories

By: Oz, Amos

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus, 1981

Edition: 1st Chatto & Windus edition

Translated from the Hebrew by Nicholas De Lange and Philip Simpson. Eight stories. A couple of small stains to page 134, crinkled top spine end, general wear. Price-clipped dust jacket w/rubbing, impressions. View more info

The Night Operator

By: Packard, Frank L.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, Copp, Clark Company,

Edition: 1st Canadian edition

No date. Originally published in 1919 by George H. Doran. A story of railroading, "of rushing mountain rivers and dangerous curves, of brave men responsible for the safety of others, who meet their obligation with high hearts and abounding courage." Red cloth w/black lettering/train illustration, 320 pages. View more info

My Son

By: Parker, Bill (pseudonym of Herbert H. Parker)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Ilfracombe & Devon, Arthur H. Stockwell,

Edition: First Edition

No date (1963). A scarce novel set on a farm in Rhodesia and promoting racial tolerance and understanding in South Africa. Brick cloth w/black spine lettering, 175 pages, illustrated w/photographs, author frontispiece. Light edgewear, slight cover warp, light wear to corners/spine ends, offsetting to end papers, in price-clipped dust jacket w/light spotting to upper portion of front panel, some chipping, short edge tears, light soil/smudging to rear panel. View more info

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Good Morning, Miss Dove

By: Patton, Frances Gray

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Co., 1954

Edition: First Edition

The story of a small-town schoolmarm who is "a part of the life of every man, woman and child" with whom she has crossed paths. Basis for the movie of the same name, which starred Jennifer Jones as Miss Dove. Pale green boards w/blue cloth backstrip, 218 pages. Light wear/bumps to corners/spine ends, previous owner's name/address to front end paper, in price-clipped dust jacket w/mild rubbing, impressions/scratches, short edge tears, moderate edgewear. 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

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The End of the Summer

By: Pilcher, Rosamunde

Price: $85.00

Publisher: London, Collins, 1971

Edition: First Edition

An early Pilcher title (after she stopped writing as Jane Fraser, the pseudonym she used for her Mills & Boon books). Blue cloth w/silver spine lettering, 159 pages, dust jacket illustration by Biro. Light edgewear, sticker shadow to top right corner of front end paper, tanned pages, in price-clipped dust jacket w/light edgewear, 1/8" tear to top edge of front panel, mild wear to corners/spine ends. Uncommon. View more info

The Magicians

By: Priestley, J.B.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann, 1954

Edition: First Edition

hedging its bets, the publisher informs us that "This may be regarded as a tale, strange, humorous, dramatic, or as a sharply satirical fable of contemporary life."; slant, wear to corners/spine ends, tanned edges, light foxing to top edge, general wear; dj w/small pieces torn from edges, chipping to corners/spine ends, smudged rear panel, general wear and tear; View more info

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Nectar (signed)

By: Prior, Lily

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Ecco/HarperCollinsPublishers/Harper Collins, 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Prior's second novel, this one about an albino woman whose intoxicating scent "effortlessly bewitches all men, who are driven into an erotic frenzy each time they inhale her aroma." When she later has a daughter, the scent is transferred to the child, whereupon the woman finds herself returning humbly to her origins, where she is to be on the receiving end of a little revenge. This copy signed on title page. Cream and spruce boards w/pink foil spine lettering,... View more info

Shirley's Guild

By: Pryce-Jones, David

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1979

Edition: First Edition

"In the village of Bishop's Eywas on the otherwise quiet Welsh Marches, Shirley, a little girl with red hair and freckles, inspires a chain of events not to be explained by reason and scientific enquiry." Green cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 150 pages. Rubbed dust jacket w/impressions, thin scratches. View more info

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Shirley's Guild

By: Pryce-Jones, David

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1979

Edition: First Edition

A little girl who lives in a Welsh town "inspires a chain of events not to be explained by reason and scientific enquiry. Green cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 150 pages, dust jacket by Gerry Downes. Bumped corners, light general wear, in dust jacket w/sticker remains to top right corner of front panel, light edgewear, rubbing, scratches. View more info