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A Place to Come to
Warren, Robert Penn,
ISBN: 0394410645
Random House, New York, 1977. first Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good/Good. first Edition. 750 g.; (12) 3-402 pages, last page blank, (4), About the Author. Toffee coloured endpapers. 1/4 black coloured cloth covered backstrip with gilt titles. 3/4 dull orange coloured boards with author's initials embossed in gilt to the front panel. A little bumping and rubbing to the backstrip edges and top book corners. Very light age toning of the textblock edges and internal text. Plain text dustwrapper with yellow, white and orange titles to the front panel and backstrip. Black-and-white photograph of author to the rear dustwrapper panel. Rubbing to the dustwrapper panels and edges. Some chipping to the dustwrapper corners and browning of the fold over panels. The novel the journey of the central character from his birthplace in Alabama through to academia and eventually back to his birthplace to make peace with himself. this is the first USA edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; America ; ISBN: 0394410645. ISBN/EAN: 9780394410647. Inventory No: 0110716. Very Good
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0110716  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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About Harry Towns
Friedman, Bruce Jay,
ISBN: 0224010638
Jonathan Cape, London, 1975. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. Black coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Dark blue coloured tint to the top text block edge. Plain text dustwrapper with white coloured background with gilt coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. Author photograph to the rear dustwrapper panel. A novel about Harry Towns, a screenwriter living in Manhattan. A story about redemption. Bumping and rubbing to the head and to the heel of the backstrip. Rubbing to the book corners and bumping to the top book corners. Shelf wear to the top and bottom edges. Light browning to the text block edges. Light browning and handling marks to the endpapers. Fading of the top text block colour. Rubbing and chipping to the top dustwrapper corners and rubbing to the lower corners. Rubbing and creasing to the top and bottom dustwrapper edges. There is a 1" tear to the top left-hand corner of the front dustwrapper panel, and there is a small 0.25 " tear to the lower left-hand corner of the front dustwrapper panel. The laminate of the dustwrapper has become quite scored and marked. Yellowing of the dustwrapper. This is the first UK edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. VI, 182 pages, last two pages blank. . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; America ; United States; ISBN: 0224010638. ISBN/EAN: 9780224010634. Inventory No: 0106299. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0106299  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Bruce & Me; A Daughter and Her Fraudulent Father
Siedler, Oren ,
Bantam Books, Sydney, 2009. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 315 g.; VIII, 374 pages, last three pages blank, intentionally, and acknowledgements. The text is illustrated with numerous black-and-white photographs throughout the text. A hint of rubbing to the book corners. There is a triangular crease to the top right-hand corner of the front panel. " As a child of divorced parents, separated by continents, Oren Siedler's childhood was split into six-month segments. Half of the year was spent in Australia at a Buddhist retreat centre with her hippie mother and stepfather, the other half on the road in the States with her outlaw father, Bruce... unless he was in jail. Credit card scams, bank swindles and identity theft, her time with him was exciting and unconventional. To a young girl he was admirable, commanding, mythical, beyond all rules." -- from the rear panel blurb. This is the first Australian edition. Size: Standard Paperback. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Australiana; True Crime ; America ; Australia; Inventory No: 0111760. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0111760  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Bruce & Me; A Daughter and Her Fraudulent Father
Siedler, Oren ,
Bantam Books, Sydney, 2009. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 315 g.; VIII, 374 pages, last three pages blank, intentionally, and acknowledgements. The text is illustrated with numerous black-and-white photographs throughout the text. A hint of rubbing to the book corners. " As a child of divorced parents, separated by continents, Oren Siedler's childhood was split into six-month segments. Half of the year was spent in Australia at a Buddhist retreat centre with her hippie mother and stepfather, the other half on the road in the States with her outlaw father, Bruce... unless he was in jail. Credit card scams, bank swindles and identity theft, her time with him was exciting and unconventional. To a young girl he was admirable, commanding, mythical, beyond all rules." -- from the rear panel blurb. This is the first Australian edition. Size: Standard Paperback. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Australiana; True Crime ; America ; Australia; Inventory No: 0108855. Very Good
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0108855  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Duluth
Vidal, Gore,
William Heinemann, London, 1983. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. First Edition. VI, 210 pages, last five pages blank, intentionally. Black coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. Bumping to the backstrip edges and corners and rubbing to the book edges. Browning and foxing to the text block edges and age toning of the internal text. Colour illustrated dustwrapper with black background with white and multicoloured titles to the front panel and white and blue titles to the backstrip. Creasing to the dustwrapper edges and rubbing to the dustwrapper panels and edges. In this book the author ".. has ravished every soap-opera cliche, scourged every stereotype of best-selling pulp in a savage, brilliant, wildly comic burlesque of modern-day America -- its cruelty, it's madness and its dreams." -- from the front fold over panel blurb This is the first UK edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; America ; Inventory No: 0110239. Good
Price: $26.40 (AUD)
Book Number: 0110239  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Fables for Our Time and Famous Poems Illustrated
Thurber, James,
Blue Ribbon Books, Garden City, New York, 1943. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: James Thurber. Reprint. Illustrated with with James Thurber's inimitable black-and-white line drawings. Illustrated front board, showing multiple illustrations by James Thurber, with ochre coloured insert with black and white writing on the front panel and white on the spine. Heavy rubbing bumping and chipping to the head and to the heel of the spine, in fact the top right-hand corner of the top spine edge has almost completely come away. Bumping and rubbing to the book corners and shelfwear to the lower book edge. There has been sun darkening to the lower 0.25 " of the lower book edge. The white of the background has become a little dull and yellow. Browning and staining to the paper edges. Browning to the internal pages and to the endpapers. There are a few foxing spots to the internal pages as well, predominantly to the lower edge. Illustrated dust wrapper, same illustrations as for boards, with black-and-white writing on the front panel and white on the spine. Rubbing and chipping, with loss to the dust wrapper corners. The top 0.25 " of the spine edge is missing and the lower edge has two splits on either side of the dust wrapper spine gutter edge, measuring 0.25 " and 1.25 ". There is a tear to the top rear dust wrapper corner edge measuring 1 ", and a tear on the lower rear dust wrapper corner, which arcs into the body of the dust wrapper , measuring 3 ". The dust wrapper is heavily affected by sun to the point where the white writing on the top left-hand corner of the front dust wrapper panel has become almost illegible. Clipping of the dust wrapper, all 4 corners. Browning and darkening of the verso so the dust wrapper has also occurred. A book of fables ( with a moral ) and 9 famous poems illustrated by the inimitable James Thurber. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Dust Jacket price-clipped. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: James Thurber. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; America ; Fiction -- Humour ; Inventory No: 0104544. Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0104544  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Fools Die
Puzo, Mario,
William Heinemann, London, 1978. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. First Edition. 745 g.; VI, 474 pages. Black coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. A little bumping to the backstrip edges and rubbing to the book corners. Light browning and staining of the text block edges. Some staining to the front fore edge of the free front endpaper. Plain text dustwrapper with black background with white and gilt titles to the front panel and backstrip. A little rubbing to the dustwrapper edges and dustwrapper panels. Clipping of the dustwrapper, front fold over, lower right-hand corner. Original bookseller's price sticker still insitu to the lower right-hand corner of the front fold over. A novel set in the world of professional gambling and movie industry and about the human heart. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; America ; Inventory No: 0110465. Good
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0110465  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Fools Die
Puzo, Mario,
William Heinemann, London, 1978. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. First Edition. VI, 474 pages. Black coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. A little bumping to the backstrip edges and rubbing to the book corners. Light browning of the text block edges. The hinge has split between the half title page and title page. Plain text dustwrapper with black background with white and gilt titles to the front panel and backstrip. A little rubbing to the dustwrapper edges and dustwrapper panels. Clipping of the dustwrapper, front fold over, lower right-hand corner. A novel set in the world of professional gambling and movie industry and about the human heart. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; America ; Inventory No: 0108129. Good
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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Friend O'Mine
Nesbit, Wilbur D.,
Wise - Parslow Co., New York, 1925. Edition Unstated
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Fair. Illustrator: Marie Honre Myers. Edition Unstated. Non-paginated. Illustrated endpapers, by Marie Honre Myers. There are five coloured full - page illustrations by Marie Honre Myers with page edged decorations on both sides of the book. Illustrated front cover, again by Marie Honre Myers, with green background and black writing on the front panel. The dustwrapper is illustrated, same illustrations as the front panel, with black writing on the front panel. A small book of poetry from the 1920s. The Greeting Books -- Series -- No. 257. The book is slightly rubbed at the corners and there is a little bumping to the head and to the heel of the spine. Some marking to the front and back panels and there is foxing and browning of the paper edges. The results of insect activity can be seen on the front endpaper and along the edges of open front and back book panels. Underlying staples marks can be seen on the endpaper and there is some foxing as well. Foxing has also occurred to the internal pages. The book pages have not been cut, as a feature of the book. The dustwrapper is rubbed, faded and a lot grubby. Chipping to the corners of the book and to the top and bottom dustwrapper edges. The lower spine, 1.5", is missing. Size: 24mo - up to 5 " tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Marie Honre Myers. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Poetry ; America ; Inventory No: 0102799. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
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Jack in the Box
Kotzwinkle, William,
ISBN: 0399125027
G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1980. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Poor. Illustrator: Joe Servello -- Cover Art. First Edition. VI, 276 pages, last three pages blank, intentionally. Blue coloured endpapers. 1/4 dark blue coloured cloth backstrip with gilt titles. 3/4 blue coloured boards. Rubbing and minor bumping to the backstrip edges and rubbing to the book corners. Shelf wear to the lower book boards and discolouration and fading to the top book edge. Browning to the text block edges. Mark to the top edge of the free front end paper and gift inscription on the half title page. Coloured illustrated dustwrapper, by Joe Servello, with white background and blue titles to the front panel and backstrip. Rubbing and some creasing to the dustwrapper edges and to the backstrip edges. There is a 2.25 " tear to the top right-hand corner of the front dustwrapper panel and a 1.75 " tear to the top right-hand corner of the rear dustwrapper edge and a 2" to the top edge of the rear dustwrapper panel. All tears have associated creases. Small nicks to either side of the lower backstrip edge. Yellowing of the dustwrapper are panels and a few handling marks also present. The life story of of the hero, Jack Twiller, growing up as a small town boy in the 1940s. Shaped by comic books and their heroes he stumbles from one adventures to another learning along the way. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Joe Servello -- Cover Art. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; America ; ISBN: 0399125027. ISBN/EAN: 9780399125027. Inventory No: 0107248. Very Good Condition
Price: $14.00 (AUD)
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Jugger
Quinlan, Stirling,
The Quadriga Press, London, 1961. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Dennis Wrigley -- Cover Art. First Edition. VI, 248 pages, two pages following further books from a publishing house. Tan coloured boards with gilt illustration to the lower half of the front panel and blue titles to the backstrip. Orange coloured tint to the top text block edge. This book is a first British edition, the first American edition being published in 1960. Bumping and rubbing along with a little fading to the backstrip edges and to the book corners. Shelf wear to the lower book edges. Flecking to the edges of the book. Foxing spots to the book panels and browning to the backstrip. The front board is bowed. Browning and foxing to the text block edges. Browning and faint foxing along with some marks to the endpapers and foxing and browning to the internal pages. Previous owner has placed an inscription to the lower right-hand corner of the free front end paper. Illustrated dustwrapper (wraparound), by Dennis Wrigley, with black and blue titles to the front panel and backstrip. Rubbing and chipping to the dustwrapper corners and to the head and to the heel of the backstrip. Rubbing TV fold over creases and to either side of the backstrip. Darkening to the backstrip and the other panels have become slightly scuffed. Rust stain to the lower right-hand corner of the front fold over panel. Browning to the verso of the dustwrapper and there is sustained to the top edge of the front panel, three quarters of the width by 1 inch deep. Novel of Jugger and his fight with the good people of Crater Village, New York State. For Jugger has spent ".... thirty-five [ years] resolutely out of work and consistently in drink, proud, tough and independent, living on poached game and any movable property that has been left lying around." -- from the front fold over panel, but now the townspeople want him to go in to an old people's home. The last fight of his life has just begun. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Dennis Wrigley -- Cover Art. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; America ; Inventory No: 0106815. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $12.80 (AUD)
Book Number: 0106815  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Just a Brooklyn Boy
Schnellock, Emil ,
Village Press, London, 1973. First English Paperback Editio
 Softcover Softcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. First English Paperback Edition. 80 g.; II, 24 pages. The text has been printed on a blue coloured paper. Illustrated front cover, being a reproduction of a Henry Miller water-colour, against a blue background with black titles to the front panel. A little rubbing in scuffing to the book corners and fading to the book panels. The back panel has become rubbed and slightly grubby. Internally the text is clean and bright. An article, first printed in 1945, about Henry Miller. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; America ; Inventory No: 0106355. Good
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0106355  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Louisville Scenes
Williams, Caroline,
Doubleday & Co, New York, 1970. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good/Good. First Edition. Dark green cloth, gilt ltg. Hardcover. 27 x 18 cm. 144 pp. Book is very clean and tight, no owner marks, edges of dustwrapper worn, with several small tears, and rub marks. Sketches by Caroline Williams, Foreward by Jesse Stuart. Brief descriptions and beautiful sketches of historic Louisville, Kentucky. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Genealogy & Local History; America; Inventory No: 000915. Good
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 000915  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Madge Morton's Secret
Chalmers, Amy D.V.,
The Saalfield publishing Company, Akron, Ohio, 1914. Edition Unstated
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/Poor. Edition Unstated. 256pp. Black-and-white illustrated frontispiece "The Girl in the Apple Tree Read on.". Within the text there is one other black-and-white illustration. Red coloured boards with black-and-white illustration on the front panel of a young girl leaning against a ship's rail with a pair of binoculars in her hand, with black writing on the front panel and spine. Bumping to the head and to the heel of the spine and shelf wear evident to the lower edges of the book. The spine has been sunned (causing fading) to the top half of the spine commensurate with loss of dustwrapper. Browning to the paper edges. Browning has also occurred to the internal pages. Illustrated dustwrapper, showing a young girl ? Young boy at the wheel of a sailing ship, with blue and white coloured titles on front panel and blue on the spine. Dustwrapper is rubbed and faded. Chipping has occurred to the dustwrapper corners and there are two major tears within the dustwrapper. Tear 1: is along the top rear spine gutter edge running down the spine for 4", with associated creasing, tear 2 : is along the top rear fold over edge running down the dustwrapper for 3.5 ", again with associated creasing. Part of the Madge Morton series. Book No. 3. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Children; America ; fiction -- adolescent; Inventory No: 0102253. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
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Miles Franklin in America; Her Unknown Brilliant Career
Coleman, Verna,
ISBN: 0207145369
Sirius Book [ Angus and Robertson Publishers ), Sydney, 1981. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 700 grammes; X, 222 pages, last 3 Blank, acknowledgements, forward by author, notes, bibliography and index. The text is illustrated with contemporary black-and-white photographs and reproductions of the novelist's books dust wrappers. Black coloured boards with gilt writing on the spine. Gilt printers' cartouche to the lower spine edge. A little rubbing to the top and bottom spine edge and shelfwear to the lower book edges. Rubbing to the book corners. Photographic dust wrapper, showing Miles Franklin as a young woman, against a black background with red and white writing on the front panel and on spine. Small white printers' cartouche to the lower spine edge. Light rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Some rubbing to the panels of the dust wrapper as well. After the initial success of " My Brilliant Career " in 1901, the author Miles Franklin left for America five years after the publication and then stayed for over 20 years. During this time she became involved with the Chicago Labour movement. In this book the author uses Miles Franklin's own diaries and letters from that period of time to contender, she was neither a successful as a Labour union agitator for women nor as a writer. Her writing was mediocre at best until she came back to reconnect with her homeland. This is the first Australian edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; America ; Biography -- Literary; Australia; ISBN: 0207145369. ISBN/EAN: 9780207145360. Inventory No: 0104693. Good
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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Moods
Farber, Robert,
ISBN: 0817449000
American Photographic Book Publishing, New York, 1980. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Robert Faber -- Photographer. First Edition. 112 pages, foreword by Donald Goddard. Photographic frontispiece, of two nude women. The text is illustrated with numerous examples of, plus the technical details of each photograph, Robert Farber's photography. Black coloured boards with silver writing on the spine. Rubbing to the head and to the heel of the spine and shelf wear to the lower book edges. Dust marks to the top and bottom edge of both book panels. Offset tanning to the endpapers. Photographic dustwrapper, again by Robert Faber, with white background with black titles on the front panel and spine. Rubbing and minor chipping to the dustwrapper corners and to the head and to the heel of the spine. There is softening and creasing of the dustwrapper edges. Rubbing along all edges of the dustwrapper and the white background has become quite grubby and slightly yellow. A crease runs the full length of the front fold over panel and there's also a small triangular crease to the lower right hand corner. A similar crease exists to the rear fold over panel. A book of the American photographer Robert Faber's most luminous works. Not only are the photographs represented examples of fine Photographic part they all so give details of the composition and technical details of each photograph. This is the First USA Edition. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Robert Faber -- Photographer. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Photography; America ; Art -- History and Theory ; ISBN: 0817449000. ISBN/EAN: 9780817449001. Inventory No: 0103736. THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 1KG WITHOUT PACKING AND EXTRA POST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR COSTS BEFORE YOU ORDER, THANK YOU. Good Condition
Price: $52.00 (AUD)
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Number One
Passos, John Dos,
Dymock's Book Arcade Ltd., Sydney, 1944. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Fair/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 218 pp., last 6 blank. Orange coloured boards with black writing on the front panel and backstrip. First Australian edition of one of America's premier writers of the middle 20th century. The book is looking its age -- it's scuffed, rubbed and quite grubby. Minor wear to the top book corners but bumping to the bottom and there is bumping to the head and to the heel of the spine. The paper edges up quite brown and the internal pages are brown as well, worse at the edges. Slight browning to the endpapers and previous owner's name on the free front endpaper. Original bookseller's sticker to the front paste down, lower right-hand corner. This is the first Australian edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; America ; Inventory No: 0102792. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Fair
Price: $12.80 (AUD)
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Number One
Passos, John Dos,
Dymock's Book Arcade Ltd., Sydney, 1944. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. 218 pp., last 6 blank. Orange coloured boards with black writing on the front panel and backstrip. First Australian edition of one of America's premier writers of the middle 20th century. The dust jacket has a pair of tears of top of the rear panel with associated creasing, and a half inch tear and some chipping to the bottom edge of the same. Apart from age toning of the page edges, there is no damage to the book. This is the first Australian edition. Size: Octavo - up to 9 " Tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; America ; Inventory No: 0261459. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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Original Sins
Alther, Lisa,
ISBN: 0394516850
Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1981. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. 598 pages, last 6 blank, acknowledgements. 1/4 buckram cloth spine with silver writing and silver printers' cartouche on lower spine with 3/4 black boards with self embossed title and author name on the front panel. Plain text dust wrapper, with red and black background and yellow, white, grey and black writing on the front panel and red and yellow on the spine. The story of five children growing up in the American South during the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. Bumping to the head of the book and there is shelfwear to both the top and bottom book edges. Browning and staining of the buckram spine and there is heavy dust marks and marking to the top paper edge. Hand cut front fore paper edge. Slight browning of the endpapers and original owner's name to the top edge of the free front endpaper. A few marks internally. The dust wrapper is quite heavily rubbed, faded and the back panel is incredibly dirty. Rubbing to the dust wrapper corners. The top dust wrapper edge is slightly chipped and creased and there is rubbing to the lower dust wrapper edge. Staining to the dust wrapper to the , top and bottom dust wrapper edges of the rear panel can been seen on the verso of the dust wrapper. There is a crease running the full-length the front fold over. This is the First USA Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; America ; ISBN: 0 394 51685 0. Inventory No: 0103551. Very Good Condition
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
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Our Famous Women. An Authorised and Complete Record of the Lives and Deeds of Eminent Women of Our Times. Giving for the First Time the Life History of Women Who Have Won Me Away from Poverty and Obscurity to Fame and Glory.......
Various,
The Hartford Publishing Company, Hartford, Connecticut, 1888. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Illustrated. First Edition. 1.3 kg.; (4) V-XXVIII, 29-715 pages (3) publishers' preface, names of authors with a list of this subject, list of "Our Famous Women", list of portraits and illustrations. Pale green floral decorated endpapers. The text is illustrated with 47 black-and-white illustrations throughout the text. Dark red coloured cloth covered boards with self embossed decoration to the front panel and gilt embossed titles to the front panel and gilt titles and decoration to the backstrip. Heavy bumping, rubbing and fraying to the backstrip edges and book corners. Underlying board is visible to the book corners. Heavy rubbing, fading and marking to the book panels and backstrip. Browning and foxing to the text block edges and internal text. Staining to the endpapers and the result of insect activity can be seen to the endpaper through to the title page. The front hinge has cracked and the underlying webbing is very visible. In this book famous 19th-century American women write on their contemporaries; for example Harriet Beecher Stowe writes on Catherine E. Beecher and Susan Coolidge writes on Lydia Maria Child. In all, 30 women are written about. The full title page is " Our Famous Women. An Authorised and Complete Record of the Lives and Deeds of Eminent Women of Our Times. Giving for the First Time the Life History of Women Who Have Won Me Away from Poverty and Obscurity to Fame and Glory. Replete with anecdotes, throwing incidents, and reminiscences. An entirely new and original work written by the following 20 distinguished authors: Elizabeth Stuart Phelps. Harriet Beecher Stowe. Rose Terry Cooke. Mary A. Livermore. Harriet Prescott Spofford. Marion Harland. Mary Clemmer. Louise Chandler Moulton. Mrs A.D.T. Whitney. Lucy Larcom. Julia Ward Howe. Wusan Corbridge. Kate Sanborn. Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Lucia Gilbert Runkle. Laura Curtis Bullard. Lillian Whiting. Elizabeth T. Spring. Elizabeth Bryant Johnson. Maud Howe. Superbly illustrated with full-page portraits mainly from photographs taken expressly for this work, and the full-page engravings from the original designs. " Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; America ; 19th Century ; Inventory No: 0110811. THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 1KG WITHOUT PACKING AND EXTRA POST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR COSTS BEFORE YOU ORDER, THANK YOU. Good Condition
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Police Headquarters
Reynolds, Quentin,
Cassell & Company, Ltd., London, 1956. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Good. First Edition. Black-and-white photographic frontispiece showing police Commissioner O'Brien congratulating Frank Phillips on his promotion to rank of Inspector. Black coloured boards with silver titles to the backstrip. Black-and-white illustrated dustwrapper with yellow and red titles to the front panel and backstrip. A book about policing the city of New York in the early to mid-1950s. Particularly focusing on one man, Frank Phillips, who was at the time, in charge of Detective Bureau. A little softening to the backstrip edges and rubbing to the book corners. Browning of the textblock edges and of the pages. Some notations in blue coloured ink to the top left-hand corner of the free front end paper. Chipping to the dustwrapper corners and backstrip edges. Sunning of the backstrip and rear panel with rubbing of the dustwrapper. The results of insect activity can be seen to the top edge of the rear dustwrapper panel. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [10], 340 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Law & Criminal Studies; America ; Inventory No: 0116008. Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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Police Headquarters
Reynolds, Quentin,
Cassell & Company, Ltd., London, 1956. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Poor. First Edition. X, 340 pages, last page blank. Black-and-white photographic frontispiece showing police Commissioner O'Brien congratulating Frank Phillips on his promotion to rank of Inspector. Black coloured boards with silver titles to the backstrip. A little softening to the backstrip edges and rubbing to the book corners. There is a significant amount of cocking of the spine. Heavy browning and lighter foxing to the text block edges. Browning and foxing to the endpapers and and to the internal text. Gift inscription to the verso of the frontispiece. Black-and-white illustrated dustwrapper with yellow and red titles to the front panel and backstrip. Rubbing and chipping to the dustwrapper corners and to the backstrip edges. Each corner of the backstrip has a small tear. Heavy browning and foxing to the dustwrapper panel, particularly notable to the rear panel. There is a 4 inch tear from the top left-hand corner of the front panel into the body of the dustwrapper with associated creasing. Heavy foxing and browning to the verso of the dustwrapper. Clipping of the dustwrapper, front fold over, lower right-hand corner. A book about policing the city of New York in the early to mid-1950s. Particularly focusing on one man, Frank Phillips, who was at the time, in charge of Detective Bureau. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Law & Criminal Studies; America ; Inventory No: 0107985. Good Condition
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Scott and Ernest; The Authority of Failure and the Authority of Success
Bruccolli, Matthew J.,
ISBN: 0370301404
The Bodley Head, London . Sydney . Toronto, 1978. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. First Edition. 480 g.; XVI, 168 pages, acknowledgements, chronology, appendix and a note on sources. The text is illustrated with contemporary black-and-white photographs scattered throughout the book. Tan coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. Rubbing and bumping to the backstrip edges and shelf wear to the lower book edges. Light browning to the text block edges and faint foxing to the top text block edge. Photographic dustwrapper, showing F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway with black and white titles to the front panel and backstrip. Rubbing and a little creasing to the dustwrapper corners and the top rear dustwrapper corner has a small split. Fading to the backstrip and the top backstrip edge has chipping and the laminate has slightly peeled away. A reassessment of the friendship and correspondence between F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway, two giants of 20th-century American literature. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; America ; Biography -- Literary; ISBN: 0370301404. ISBN/EAN: 9780370301402. Inventory No: 0107033. Good
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Superpen: The Cartoons and Caricatures of Edward Sorel
Sorel, Edward [ Lidia Ferrara - Editor and Designer ],
ISBN: 0394500024
Random House, New York, 1978. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Edward Sorel. First Edition. 900 g; not paginated, approximately 1 cm thick plus boards. foreword by Edward Sorel. Monotone frontispiece, being a caricature of Richard Nixon by Edward Sorel. The text is illustrated with either caricatures or cartoons either in black or white or in coloured illustrations. 1/4 black cloth spine with gilt writing and gilt publishers' cartouche on the lower spine. 3/4 black boards with self embossed ' signature ' of Edward Sorel on the front panel. Red texta mark to the top edge of the text block, otherwise the book itself is in very good condition. The dust jacket is rubbed, and chipped with short tears to the top edge, at the rear fold over flap, and either side of the spine. Size: Quarto -- up to 12 " Tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Edward Sorel. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sociology & Culture; America; Cartoons; ISBN: 0394500024. ISBN/EAN: 9780394500027. Inventory No: 0220707. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone
Baldwin, James,
Michael Joseph, London, 1968. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. 408pp., last blank. Blue coloured boards with gilt writing on the spine. Bumping to the top right-hand corner of the spine and to the lower spine. Plain text dust wrapper with white background in dark and light blue writing on the front panel and spine. Dust wrapper is slightly darkened and there is creasing to the dust wrapper edges. Some browning to the top dust wrapper edges. On the front fold over lower right hand corner there is a pasted over price. In this story, Leo Proudhammer reflects on his life and his possible future. This is the first UK edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; America ; Inventory No: 0102233. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone
Baldwin, James,
Michael Joseph, London, 1968. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. Blue coloured boards with gilt writing on the spine. Plain text dust wrapper with white coloured background in dark and light blue coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. In this story, Leo Proudhammer reflects on his life and his possible future. Softening to the backstrip edges with light rubbing of the book corners. Slight cocking of the spine with age toning of the textblock edges. Original bookseller's sticker to the lower right-hand corner of the front paste-down. Creasing to the dustwrapper edges with rubbing all the panels and sunning also present. This is the first UK edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 408, [1]pages.. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; America ; Inventory No: 0117157. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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The Crime of Martin Sostre
Copeland, Vincent,
McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York, 1970. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Poor. First Edition. 475 g.; VIII, 216 pages, last six pages blank, intentionally, foreword by author, and appendix. Brown coloured endpapers. Black coloured boards with self embossed titles on the front panel and gilt titles on the backstrip. Blue coloured tint to the top text block edge. Bumping to the backstrip edges and to the lower book corners. A few marks to the book panels, particularly the rear panel. Browning and foxing to the text block edges and light age toning to the internal text. Photographic dustwrapper, showing Martin Sostre, against a brown background with black titles to the front panel and backstrip. Rubbing and chipping, with loss to the dustwrapper corners and to the top backstrip edge. The lower corners of the backstrip are also missing, as is a piece to the top right-hand corner of the rear dustwrapper panel. There are numerous tears and creases to the top dustwrapper edges. Staining and rubbing to the dustwrapper, particularly the front dustwrapper panel. There is a hole to the lower right-hand corner of the rear spine gutter. Staining to the verso of the dustwrapper. The story of Martin Sostre, who at the time of writing was serving a sentence of between 30-41 years, for selling narcotics. Martin Sostre was the proprietor of a bookshop in the Buffalo ghetto of New York and was arrested after the 1967 race riots, and are charged with selling heroin. The author takes this to task and actually asks whether or not Martin Sostre is a political prisoner and the evidence on on which he was convicted was a frame up. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government ; America ; Legal ; Inventory No: 0108004. Good
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The Crime of Martin Sostre
Copeland, Vincent,
McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York, 1970. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Fair. First Edition. 475 g.; VIII, 216 pages, last six pages blank, intentionally, foreword by author, and appendix. Brown coloured endpapers. Black coloured boards with self embossed titles on the front panel and gilt titles on the backstrip. Blue coloured tint to the top text block edge. Photographic dustwrapper, showing Martin Sostre, against a brown background with black titles to the front panel and backstrip. The story of Martin Sostre, who at the time of writing was serving a sentence of between 30-41 years, for selling narcotics. Martin Sostre was the proprietor of a bookshop in the Buffalo ghetto of New York and was arrested after the 1967 race riots, and are charged with selling heroin. The author takes this to task and actually asks whether or not Martin Sostre is a political prisoner and the evidence on on which he was convicted was a frame up. the dust jacket is missing the bottom inch or so of the spine section, and rubbed and shipped across the top edge, price blacked out on the front fold over flap. Traces of foxing to the front edge of the text block. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government ; America ; Legal ; Inventory No: 0277743. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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The Fashion Photographer
Farber, Robert,
ISBN: 0817438505
American Photographic Book Publishing, New York, 1981. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Robert Faber -- Photographer. First Edition. the dustjacket is slightly rubbed at the top of the spine section and has a 1 inch tear on the top left of the rear panel, price clipped, previous owner's name on the 1st page which is also very slightly foxed. No other damage to detail. the documentary photographs are by Judith Asher. The book shows how the illusion of fashion photographs are created showing the people, planning and hard work behind the striking and sensual images. Front fold over blurb This is the First USA Edition. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Robert Faber -- Photographer. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Photography; America ; Art -- History and Theory ; ISBN: 0817438505. ISBN/EAN: 9780817438500. Inventory No: 0276906. This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia.. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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The Flag Paintings of Childe Hassam
Fort, Ilene Susan,
ISBN: 0810911698
Los Angeles County Museum of art in association with Harry N. Abrams, Los Angeles and New York, 1988. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good/Good. Illustrator: Childe Hassam . First Edition. 870 g.; IV, 128 pages, for words by Earl A. Powell III et al, directors, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, preface by author, notes, select bibliography, acknowledgements and lenders to the exhibition. The text is illustrated with black-and-white photography, black-and-white reproductions of artwork and coloured reproductions of Childe Hassams' flag paintings. Maroon coloured boards with blind stamped title to the front panel and built titles to the backstrip. Some stains that to the top edge of the front panel and top left-hand edge of the backstrip. Foxing to the endpapers. Illustrated dustwrapper, by Childe Hassam, with blue titles to the front panel and back titles to the backstrip. A little rubbing to the dustwrapper edge is otherwise no fault is tonight. This is the book put out to commemorate an exhibition of the American Impressionist Childe Hassams' flag paintings. The paintings were executed during the years of World War I. . This is the First USA Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Childe Hassam . Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art & Design; America ; ISBN: 0810911698. ISBN/EAN: 9780810911697. Inventory No: 0106135. THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 1KG WITHOUT PACKING AND EXTRA POST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR COSTS BEFORE YOU ORDER, THANK YOU. Good
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