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THE THING OF IT IS, Goldman, William
41 Goldman, William THE THING OF IT IS
London Michael Joseph 1967 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
First U. K. Edition. HC/DJ - near fine/very good. Hardcover is clean, with very light edgewear, interior clean and intact. Jacket has light edgewear, age tanning, light soiling, not clipped. The story of a young American couple on holiday in Europe in the hope of salvaging their faltering marriage. (400noto) ; 8vo 
Price: 17.95 USD
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London MacDonald & Co. 1970 0356030571 / 9780356030579 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
Ex-library book with brodart cover & usual ex-lib type markings, back pocket, top stamp & dot. Jacket very good under brodart, which has some scuffing.. Pages are clean other than a few earmarks & tape mark inside covers. Light soiling to outer edge of pages. "From London to Tenerife, from Tenerife to Morocco, the author traces a pattern of fidelity and infidelity - the mores and machinations of four people inextricably involved - a novel of sustained suspense. The author's 12th novel. [362-noto] ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
Price: 36.50 USD
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SHEEPSHAGGER, Griffiths, Niall
43 Griffiths, Niall SHEEPSHAGGER
Thomas Dunne Books 2002 0312300735 / 9780312300739 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
HC/DJ - fine/near fine, excellent condition, only very light wear overall. Interior clean andunmarked. ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall; From Publishers Weekly: Published to critical acclaim last year in the U. K. , Sheepshagger, the amazing second novel from Niall Griffiths (Grit) , is as raw and unsettling as its title. Ianto is an orphan, raised by his grandmother in the Welsh countryside. Ugly, withdrawn and semiretarded, he is the classic outcast, finding solace first in nature, later in drugs and the company of a few mates. The ramshackle family farm is sold and his fury at his displacement ultimately impels him to murder. Griffiths's prose matches the savage intensity of his protagonist: stoned reminiscences by Ianto's friends are woven with flashbacks (both wondrous and horrible) of Ianto's childhood and the events leading up to the murders, creating a chilling portrait that is nearly mythological in its intensity and pathos. (600) 
Price: 10.50 USD
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Tranter's Tree, H. R. Percy
44 H. R. Percy Tranter's Tree
Toronto Lester and Orpen Denny's 1987 0886191548 / 9780886191542 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
HC/DJ - fine/near fine. Excellent condition. Hardcover is clean, tight and unmarked, a little bumping to spine ends. Jacket has light scuffing, minor edge crinkling and a couple tiny edge tears. "The legend of Tranter's tree begins in the 1720s when young Ned Tranter arrives on the east coast of Canada with only a pocketful of acorns and a thirst for adventure. He steps right into the bloody conflicts between the English and the French. " (620,0914) ; 8vo; 261 pages 
Price: 12.95 USD
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NEVER SPREAD LIKE MARMALADE Stories of Wit and Humour, Hainson, Margaret
45 Hainson, Margaret NEVER SPREAD LIKE MARMALADE Stories of Wit and Humour
London Bodley Head 1975 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
An attractive copy. HC is clean, with minimal edge/corner wear. Interior clean & tight, with no markings. DJ has a few small tears/chips and light scuffing to rear, nice and bright, price clipped. 176 pages. "For this anthology, Margaret Hainson has selected excerpts and individual items which show wit in all its many flavours, and the result is a collection of 20 stories differing widely in style but with one universal appeal - they are all funny. There is Damon Runyon's deadpan account of gangster happenings in 'Tobias the Terrible', W. E. Bowman's devastating parody on mountaineering, Pierre Berton's satire on advertising, black humour from O. Henry, nonsense from Ivor Cutler, puns from Frank Muir, and James Thurber's wonderful reminiscence of 'the night the bed fell on father'..." (*shipping will be reduced to some locations) ; 8vo 
Price: 17.50 USD
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46 Hammond Innes THE STRANGE LAND
London Collins 1954 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Good dust jacket 
A Tale of Morocco. Navy blue cloth cover has slight corner/spine bumping, name written on first blank page and small booksellers plate inside cover. Pages clean & tight. DJ has minor edgewear, few small tears and soiling, mostly on back cover. Cover illustration by John Rose. Not price clipped. 255 pages. All in all, a very tight, clean copy of this book. SUMMARY: Story surrounding the arrival of a mysterious stanger in Tangiers. A man flees to Morocco as a last refuge, a place to escape from himself. Figures from the past try to destroy him, but Latham, one-time smuggler turned missionary, is there to rescue him in time of need. ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 10.95 USD
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CHARITY GIRL, Heyer, Georgette
47 Heyer, Georgette CHARITY GIRL
Toronto The Bodley Head 1970 0370014316 / 9780370014319 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
HC/DJ - near fine/VG+. Bodley Head, Toronto 1970, first printing in this edition. (printed and bound in Great Britain and almost identical to the British first edition). Very nice condition. Hardcover has a little scuffing on spine, slight soiling outer edge of pages. Interior clean and tight, no markings. Dustjacket has a few tiny edge tears, age tanning to edges and spine, not price clipped. (400) ; 8vo 
Price: 11.50 USD
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Toronto Mcclelland and Stewart 1967 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Scarce Title from the author of the classic Sarah Binks which won the Leacock Medal for Humour in 1947. HC has minor edge and corner wear, clean cover, light soiling to outer page edges.. Interior tight & clean other than previous owner's markings which includes a bookplate on inside cover, address stamp & blind stamp on title page and green dot on top edge. There is also a small amount of highlighting and underlining (on about 8 pages). 176 pages. DJ has edgewear, light soiling/yellowing, several small tears & chips, not clipped. SUMMARY: " Book is full of hilarious deadpan thrusts at culture vultures, pretentious politics and politicians, inflated poets and critics, and many other contemporary foibles. This deceptively straightforward narrative provides the reader with wonderful entertainment and does so memorably. "; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 14.95 USD
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Tornto McClelland & Stewart 1987 0771041896 / 9780771041891 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
HC/DJ - fine/near fine. Excellent condition. Hardcover clean and unmarked, slight bumping to spine ends. Jacket has a little scuffing and slight crinkling to spine ends. "You can't go home again. Or can you? Or, more to the point, should you even try? These are the questions that confront Jeffrey Crane, former art historian and teacher, when his comfortable retirement in Switzerland is suddenly interrupted .... ; 8vo; 333 pages; . ..By the book's end we have brushed close to terrorism, death and evil. Yet the major themes - of love, friendship, aging and above all of belonging - have received thoughtful new treatment in an exuberant book that will make you feel very good about life. " [650] 
Price: 13.95 USD
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THE YESTERDAY RIDER A Double D Western, Hogan, Ray
50 Hogan, Ray THE YESTERDAY RIDER A Double D Western
Doubleday 1976 0385116837 / 9780385116831 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Hardcover has light wear to spine ends & corners, green ink dot on top edge of pages. Interior clean & unmarked other than slight seepage into top edge from the green ink marking. Jacket has light edgewear, light soiling/spotting, a few small edge tears. Tear to center of spine has been taped, age tanning to edges, not price clipped. "Never one to back down from trouble, but overcome by a restless urge for new adventure, Marshal Riley Cord had pulled up his stakes in Cougar Crossing - but not before developing the fast gun and easy instincts that made him a great lawman. And yet, when he returned ten years later, they would warn him: "You go horning in and you could make things worse, maybe even get some of us killed. " (*shipping will be reduced to most locations) ; 8vo 
Price: 12.95 USD
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SOMETHING IN DISGUISE, Howard, Elizabeth Jane
51 Howard, Elizabeth Jane SOMETHING IN DISGUISE
London Jonathan Cape 1969 0224617442 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Apparently from a hospital lending library, although only marking are 2 stamps, one on first endpage (marked out with black marker) , and another on the subsequent page (not marked out). Interior is otherwise unmarked. HC has light wear/bumping to spine ends & corners, very clean. Jacket has light edgewear and a few tiny tears, rubbing along folds, slight soiling. The author's most dramatic and funny novel, she considers through the lives of five characters the social and spiritual deceptions by which success & happiness are constantly pursued.....; 8vo 
Price: 16.00 USD
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A WISE CHILD, Hughes, James
52 Hughes, James A WISE CHILD
London Constable 1969 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Hardcover has minimal wear, slight corner/spine edge bumping & wear, slight soiling outer edge of pages. Interior clean & tight, partial price sticker on endpage, all very clean. DJ has light edge and corner wear, slight soiling, not price clipped. 318 pages. 8vo. First edition of the author's first book. "Casta McInnes is an outsider in her own family of cheerful, competent, intelligent people. Frank McInnes, a lecturer at Oxford has married again after his first wife died at Casta's birth. In an atmosphere of unconscious neglect, Casta's chances of growing up normally seem hopeless until an unlikely saviour figure for the child, Crayne, a former friend and pupil of McInnes, reappears on the scene and takes an active interest in here welfare....Her innocent love for him deepens, and his own feeling for her gradually changes from paternal to physical love..."; 8vo 
Price: 12.95 USD
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SCULLY'S LUGS, Hutchison, Stewart
53 Hutchison, Stewart SCULLY'S LUGS
U. K. Chambers 1979 0550204024 / 9780550204028 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
HC/DJ - near fine. Harcover has light edge/corner wear, corner bumping, very clean. Pages clean and intact. Dustajacket has light edgewear, tiny tears to flap corners, light scuffing/scratching, not price clipped. Cover illustration drawn by the author. The author's first novel, joint winner of the 1977 Chambers Award for Fiction. "Even during school days in Fife it was evident that Malcolm Leslie was destined for a meteoric artistic career. Each of his school mates too found their own niche, some in far flung places of the globe. But their lives would be mysteriously interwoven in the bizarre emblem which was to serve as the artist's finest expression. From Scotland to Hong Kong and the drama of a typhoon in the China Sea, this novel sweeps on in an exploration of the motives and jealousies of the creative spirit. " ; 8vo 
Price: 15.50 USD
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London Weidenfeld & Nicholson 2001 0575072067 / 9780575072060 First Edition Softcover New 
New book, no markings. Synopsis: After throwing a tin of pineapples at his boss's head, TV superchef Terry Whittaker runs away from London, failed love and a dying father, and arrives in the sleepy old city of Pancester to open his own restaurant. Pancester is slow to change and clings to its medieval traditions and seventies fashions. But now change is being forced on the city as the council wish to build a car park on the Dole Acre Donkey Sanctuary. Whittaker tries to stop the woman he loves, or rather stalks, from developing the site and finds that he has some strange allies: not least a field full of raving hippies, desperate to save England's finest magic mushroom field. With guest appearances from the Time Team gang, the renowned expert on the world's rarest snail, a sinister individual called Q, and the largest ancient priapic temple ever found, The Battle for Dole Acre is a dazzlingly funny novel with enormously popular appeal. (400? ) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 342 pages 
Price: 16.50 USD
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SHADOW OF THE WOLF, James, Donald & Barwick, Tony
55 James, Donald & Barwick, Tony SHADOW OF THE WOLF
London Collins 1978 000222237X / 9780002222372 First Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Collins 1st ed. , 2nd printing. HC/DJ - near fine. Hardcover is clean and tight, slight soiling outer edge of pages, no markings. Price sticker endpage. Jacket is scuffed and has light wear to edges. Price clipped. 279 pages. Novel based on fact. On the night of 10 May 1941 the second most powerful man in Hitler's Germany, Deputy Fuhrer Rudolf Hess, parachuted from a two-seater Messerschmitt 110 over Scotland. When captured and while still unrecognized he gave his name as 'Captain Alfred Horn'. Who was Alfred Horn? Do we really know why the Deputy-Leader of the most powerful military national in the world undertook so mysterious a mission? Or where in fact he was heading? .... ; 8vo 
Price: 16.95 USD
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Edmonton, AB Janosound Publishing 2006 0978184408 / 9780978184407 First Edition Softcover Fine 
Excellent, near new condition - slight soiling to cover, interior unmarked. "Theorotica, the epic story of Gods, Demons, Mortals and Angels. Theorotica: G-Angel 'Death is the great inspirer. ' Well, if you're the daughter of Caliope you would debate that. Enter an amazing world where Muses inspire Mortals, Angels defend us and Demons try to possess your soul. Follow the lives of four artists as seen through the eyes of the one sent to protect them. This is one novel you will never forget. "; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 498 pages 
Price: 19.50 USD
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New York Crown 1992 0517586983 / 9780517586983 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by author on first endpage. Book & dustjacket in fine condition, close to like new. Booksellers stamp inside front cover, very slight soiling to outer edge of pages, slight scuffing to back cover. 314 pages. SUMMARY: "Meet Pamela Trowel, slave of New York, lone young woman inhabitant of a moldy ground-floor apt. , and the kind of woman who attracts Manhattan's wrongest men, even when she wears makeup. One evening, after she is trailed home from a pizza parlor by Abdhul, a pesky and funny young boy of indeterminate age and loud opinions, Pamela finds herself becoming the one thing she never expected; a surrogate mom. So begins the new novel by Tama Janowiz that paints a fiercely funny picture of today's male-female relationship wars, messy sex roles, and romantic expectations....Pamela finds herself unwillingly in the middle of adventures, at home and abroad..."; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall; Signed by Author 
Price: 16.50 USD
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SOUTHTRAP, Jenkins, Geoffrey
58 Jenkins, Geoffrey SOUTHTRAP
London Collins 1979 0002224267 / 9780002224260 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket; 72 found, up to $15 ex-lib, to 25 otherwise. Pub: Collins, London 1979, first printing. Ex-library. 
Collins, London first edition. HC/DJ - fine/near fine. Hardcover clean and unmarked, slight fading/bumping to upper edge. Jacket has a little wear to spine top and corners, price clipped, a little sticker residue on flap. "In his new superb sea-adventure, the author returns to the South Atlantic scene of his best-selling 'A Grue of Ice. '" Thrill seekers get more than they bargained for on a voyage through the roaring South Atlantic and sub-Arctic, following the path of Admiral Sir James Clark Ross's 1840 voyage in the HMS Erebrus.... ; 8vo 
Price: 13.50 USD
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THE MIMOSA SMOKERS, Jennison, Peter S.
59 Jennison, Peter S. THE MIMOSA SMOKERS
New York Thomas S. Crowell 1958 First Edition Hardcover Good in Fair dust jacket 
Ex-library, with usual stamps & stickers, mylar cover. DJ is attached to book and has been trimmed back on both flaps, moreso to rear. Mylar has been partially removed on jacket and there is a peeled section on rear (2" x 1") , otherwise scuffing and several wrinkles. Interior pages are tight, with occasional soiling/spotting, several earmarks and approx 5 pages with just the corner torn off. Reading/study copy only. "When the four of them - Turi and Rosamond, Hugh and Carol - were together on the Riviera as children, they could not foresee the fateful intertwining of their lives, and the ultimate shattering consequences of their catalytic effect upon one another....They discovered the delights and risks of smoking the dried buds of the mimosa shrub in little clay pipes and sometimes they didn't bother to wear clothes. Left to their own deceptively innocent devices, the three young Americans were accused of corrupting the delicately reared English boy. Later, as adults, the four of them were irrevocably drawn together again....." (407) ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall; 213 pages 
Price: 11.50 USD
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The Execution of Mayor Yin and Other Stories from the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, Jo-hsi, Chen
60 Jo-hsi, Chen The Execution of Mayor Yin and Other Stories from the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution
London George Allen & Unwin 1979 0048950246 / 9780048950246 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
HC is clean with slight soiling outer edge of pages, interior clean & tight. DJ has light soiling/scuffing, no tears, not price clipped. 219 pages. Translated from Chinese by Nancy Ing and Howard Goldblatt. Collection of eight short stories by the dissident author, who 'went home' to China in 1966, full of patriotic enthusiasm for the revolution. Seven years later she left, disillusioned at the all-pervasive political control and repression of the cultural revolution. After resettling in Canada, she began to work her experience into skillful, perceptive and moving accounts of the lives of ordinary people during those times. ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" Tall 
Price: 12.95 USD
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