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THE LOST DIARY OF DON JUAN, Abrams, Douglas Carlton
1 Abrams, Douglas Carlton THE LOST DIARY OF DON JUAN
London Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2007 0297851705 / 9780297851707 Uncorrected Proof Copy Softcover Very Good + Uncorrected Bound Proof 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
x, + 308pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Fine pen stripe to head and foot of textblock. Printed card wrapper negligibly scuffed. The life and exploits of Don Juan, in the 'words' of the great lover himself . . . Includes Editor's Note. Book weight approx. 400g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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DIRK GENTLY'S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY, Adams, Douglas
2 Adams, Douglas DIRK GENTLY'S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY
New York Simon and Schuster 1987 0671625829 / 9780671625825 First U.S. Edition, 1st Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
247pp. Book clean and square. Blue quarter-cloth spine, bright gilt title there-on. Plain black boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated (Paul Bacon), loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. A simple search, for a missing cat, by Private Detective Dirk Gently develops into a ghost-horror-detective-time travel-romantic comedy epic . . . more interested in telekinesis, quantum mechanics and lunch, our hero's task is not easy. Sadly for the cat . . . Douglas Adams, born in Cambridge, U.K., in 1952, died in 2001. Book weight approx. 460g. 
Price: 21.62 AUD
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SHARDIK, Adams, Richard
3 Adams, Richard SHARDIK
New York Simon and Schuster 1974 0671220152 / 9780671220150 First U.S. Edition, 1st Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
604pp., colour, story-setting map endpapers (art by Rafael Palacios). Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over nominally bumped spine. Stylized art design over undamaged brown cloth boards. A discreet remainder stripe on textblock foot abutting spine, otherwise leaves clean. Art-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn, with short closed tears and slight tanning. Following his multi-award winning debut novel 'Watership Down', Richard Adams' 'Shardik' is "a fantasy of somber-indeed of tragic-character, centered upon the long-awaited reincarnation of the gigantic bear Shardik and his appearance among the Ortelgan people . . . " Contents include: 58 chapters, over seven 'books'. Book weight approx. 840g. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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4 Aldridge, James THE LAST EXILE
London Hamish Hamilton 1961 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
790pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm, vivid silver title there-on. Red boards undamaged. Lower margin damage (creased; plus one with biopredation) on several leaves, otherwise very good. Art-illustrated (P. Youngman-Carter) loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, with jagged tears and creases, plus minor fading on spine. Action thriller set in Egypt during and after the Suez crisis. By 1956 few Englishmen are left in the country. One exception is the mysterious and problematic Captain Scott, who works for the Egyptian Government Survey. He had previously been court-martialled while in the British Eighth Army, remaining in Egypt after the war . . . Book weight approx. 810g. 
Price: 15.98 AUD
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5 Anderson, Poul BEYOND THE BEYOND
London Victor Gollancz 1970 1st U.K. [Thus]. Hard Cover + D/J [Oblong] Very Good. Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
224pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Minor spots on rear free endpaper and text-block edges, otherwise clean. Typical, bright yellow, loose-plastic protected, printed d/jacket edgeworn, small jagged closed tears, smokey spine panel and price-clipped. Five Novellas, previously published in 'somewhat different form', i.e.; "Memory" [under the title "A World Called Maanerak"]. Contents: Memory. Brake. The Sensitive Man. The Moonrakers. Starfog. Book weight approx. 370gms. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 15.51 AUD
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6 Andrew, Patrick KINGS CROSS SWINDLERS. (Signed Copy)
Australia Gordon A. Publishers 1994 0646027581 / 9780646027586 Softcover Very Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Signed by Author
189pp., book clean, square. Spine firm. Signed on title page by author, otherwise leaves clean. Art-illustrated card wrapper has several mild creases and lightly splayed, else good. "This is a humourous story about the confidence tricksters who inhabit Australia's famous bohemian centre . . . " Book weight approx. 250g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 12.22 AUD
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THE PIG PLANTAGENET, Andrews, Allen
7 Andrews, Allen THE PIG PLANTAGENET
London Hutchinson & Co. 1980 0091427401 / 9780091427405 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Michael Foreman 
199pp., b/white line-drawn illustrations by Michael Foreman. B/white illustrated endpapers. Book clean, square. Spine firm, silver title there-on. Plain blue boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has one tiny surface abrasion to flap fold. "Set in medieval France, the hero is - yes - a pig, a small but highly intelligent pig with a little boar blood lurking in his veins . . . When the feudal lords of Pitou decide with the farmers to rid the nearby forest of wild animals, it is Plantagenet (beloved of the farmer's daughter, Adele) who warns his cousin, the wild boar Grondin, of what is afoot . . . " Book weight approx. 510g. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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8 Anggraeni, Dewi PARALLEL FORCES. (Signed Copy)
Briar Hill, Victoria, Australia Indra Publishing 1988 0958771812 / 9780958771818 First Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed and Inscribed By Author
197pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Concise inscription, signed by author on her bio. page, otherwise leaves clean. Art-illustrated (David Wong) card wrapper lightly edgeworn only. Are dark forces at work? Amyrra believes she is being overpowered by the force of an ominous prediction. Desperate to free herself, she tries to fight it with brutal force. Will it be enough? Book weight approx. 230g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 15.98 AUD
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THE SECRET LIFE OF LASZLO, COUNT DRACULA, Anscombe, Roderick
9 Anscombe, Roderick THE SECRET LIFE OF LASZLO, COUNT DRACULA
New York Hyperion Books 1994 0786860405 / 9780786860401 First Edition (Stated) Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
409pp. Book clean, square. Quarter-cloth spine (bronze title there-on) firm. Light bump to upper foredge corner of plain black front board. Leaves clean, very soft vertical crease to several. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket very mildly edge-creased and indented, and edge-tanned on reverse. "In his mesmerizing fictional debut, Roderick Anscombe takes readers into the fevered mind of Count Dracula the man - aristocrat, doctor, and helpless killer of young women. There are no vampires in this stunningly erotic reinvention of the classic myth, only tormented human beings." Book weight approx. 825g. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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CHTHON, Anthony, Piers
10 Anthony, Piers CHTHON
London Macdonald 1970 First U.K. Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
252pp. Book clean. Bright gilt title over slightly cocked spine. Light splash-stain on plain grey boards. Former owner's name on ffep., else leaves clean. Art-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, with short closed tears, browned on rear text panel. This first British Edition tells the story of Aton, whose crime, it seems, was to fall in love, as a child, with Minionette, a semi-mythical siren universally despised and feared. Condemned to the brutally hot subterranean mines of Chthon, Aton seeks answers to his questions. None forthcoming, he decides to escape the place where no man has ever fled and survived . . . Contents include: Prelims., Prologue, 3 chapters, Interlogue, 3 chapters, Epilogue. Book weight approx. 400g. 
Price: 28.20 AUD
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A TWIST IN THE TALE.   (Signed Copy), Archer, Jeffrey
11 Archer, Jeffrey A TWIST IN THE TALE. (Signed Copy)
London Hodder & Stoughton 1988 0340405384 / 9780340405383 3rd Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed and Inscribed By Author
221pp. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title on firm spine. Grey tint endpapers. A concise inscription, signed by the author on title page, otherwise leaves clean, though browned. Illustrated (art & pictorial), loose-plastic protected dustjacket scuffed and abraded on upper foredge fold, otherwise very good. Twelve 'Tales with a Twist', beginning with 'The Perfect Murder' . . . Book weight approx. 520g. 
Price: 23.50 AUD
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12 Arnold Jansen Op De Haar KING OF TUZLA
London Holland Park Press 2010 1907320067 / 9781907320064 First U.K. Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
199pp. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves pristine. Illustrated card wrapper undamaged. First published in the Netherlands as 'De Koning van Tuzla', De Arbeiderspers, 1999. English translation by Paul Vincent. "All of a sudden, Tijmen Klein Gildekamp, a young Army captain, finds himself in a real war. He is part of the UN, based in Bosnia in the former Yugoslavia, the scene of the most recent war in Europe . . . A truly original coming-of-age story." Book weight approx. 290g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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INTRIGUE &  ARDOUR : Lady Gwendolen Investigates. My Lord Footman. (Quills), Ashley, Anne and Thornton, Claire
13 Ashley, Anne and Thornton, Claire INTRIGUE & ARDOUR : Lady Gwendolen Investigates. My Lord Footman. (Quills)
Chatswood, N.S.W., Australia Harlequin Mills and Boon 2009 0733595960 / 9780733595967 First Australian Paperback Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
569pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has soft corner crease, minimal edgewear. 'Lady Gwendolen Investigates' : "Elegant yet feisty, well travelled yet innocent to the world, beautiful yet modest - prying into others' lives isn't for Lady Gwendolen Warrender. Until murder and mayhem come to Marsden Wood ! . . . " 'My Lord Footman' : "Pierce Cardew, Viscount Blackspur, has played many parts - spy, smuggler, privateer captain. So when his family is threatened by a greedy blackmailer, and Pierce becomes convinced that the recently widowed Comtesse de Gilocourt knows more than she's telling, he takes a job that will keep her very close . . . " Book weight approx. 375g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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THE ADVENTURES OF ONE ON THE RAILWAYS, Ashley, John Anthony
14 Ashley, John Anthony THE ADVENTURES OF ONE ON THE RAILWAYS
Melbourne, VIC, Australia Author / FFFL Productions 2009 1445240955 / 9781445240954 First Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
92pp., several b/white halftone plate illustrations. Book clean and square. Colour-plate illustrated card wrapper slightly wavy, else very good. Textblock unmarked. From the author of "The Gathering of The Fairy Horses" comes the story of 'One', a character who sees no bad in anyone. Set in the year 2010, within a multicultural "Aussie Land" the story follows the fortunes of 'One', who goes from a baby in an orphanage to a youth on a farm, to the army, prison service, catering school, and disability services to an employee in the railways services. Along the way he experiences many adventures. Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, 13 chapters. Book weight approx. 155g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 14.10 AUD
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15 Atwood, Margaret and Weaver, Robert [Selected by] THE NEW OXFORD BOOK OF CANADIAN SHORT STORIES IN ENGLISH
Don Mills, Ontario, Canada Oxford University Press 1997 0195412206 / 9780195412208 1st Thus [Corrected] Paperback Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by an author/contributor
xv, + 462pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Text-block very slightly distorted. Signed on the half-title page by major-name contributor: author Carol Shields [1935-2003], otherwise leaves are clean. Art-illustrated card wrapper nominally edgeworn only. Chosen by Margaret Atwood and Robert Weaver, this current edition is a selection of more contemporary, twentieth-century authors, the earlier edition having included many born from 1850 on. Names included here comprise the cream of Canadian literature, viz: Atwood, Carol Shields, Alice Munro, Matt Cohen, Mavis Gallant, Caroline Adderson, Margaret Gibson and more. Also included are bibliographical references and Index. Book weight approx. 690g. 
Price: 22.56 AUD
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EMMA, Austen, Jane
16 Austen, Jane EMMA
London Penguin Classics 2009 014119247X / 9780141192475 Reprint Hardcover Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xxxiii, + 474pp. Attached white ribbon bookmark. Book clean, square. Spine firm, white title and illustration there-on. Leaves clean. Illustrated cloth boards undamaged. Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Fiona Stafford. Contents include: The Penguin Edition of the Novels of Jane Austen, Chronology, Introduction, Further Reading, Note on the Text, Emma, Volume One, Two and Three, Emendations to the Text, Notes. Book weight approx. 620g. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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17 Aycliffe, Jonathan NAOMI'S ROOM
London Grafton Books 1992 0586214364 / 9780586214367 First Thus, 1st Impression Softcover Good+ 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
207pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves acidic (browned); more so on author bio. page. Illustrated card wrapper mildly edgeworn and bumped, with a crudely deleted name on plain inner front wrap. Published as a Grafton 'Special Overseas Edition 1992', this psychological thriller begins with Charles and Laura, a young, happily married couple surrounded by the comforting world of academia. On a Christmas Eve shopping trip to London their angelic daughter Naomi disappears. They hope and pray for her return. And she does . . . doesn't she? Book weight approx. 190g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 17.58 AUD
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THE WIRE CLASSROOM.    (Signed Copy), Bailey, John
18 Bailey, John THE WIRE CLASSROOM. (Signed Copy)
Sydney, N.S.W., Australia The Australasian Book Society 1976 First Thus Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
203pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain green boards very lightly bumped on lower foredge corner. Author signature and stamped number '67' to half-title page, else leaves clean and unmarked. Art-illustrated (Gary Shead), loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased and indented. " . . . a funny, frank, satirical, serious, highly topical novel of New Guinea. It is centred on an innocent young Australian schoolteacher who, in the remote hot village of Wendi, finds himself confronted by such appalling characters as Peanuts O'Neil, Mucker, Bendix van Kram and the formidable Mrs Weston, the inspector from Education . . . " Book weight approx. 324g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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THE GYPSUM FLOWER, Bair, Patrick
19 Bair, Patrick THE GYPSUM FLOWER
London Eyre & Spottiswoode 1959 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Fair 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
189pp. Book clean and square. Bright blue title over slightly bumped spine. Plain black boards lightly bumped on foredge corners. Text-block top edge nominally flecked, else leaves unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, numerous creases on lower front panel, plus repaired tears on two folds. A suspense thriller set in the small Pyrenean town of St. Girons, beginning one spring evening in 1944 . . . Book weight approx. 260g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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THE ANTHOLOGIST, Baker, Nicholson
20 Baker, Nicholson THE ANTHOLOGIST
London Simon & Schuster 2009 1847376363 / 9781847376367 Second Impression Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
243pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, fine reading crease there-on. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper very good. " . . . a wholly entertaining and beguiling love story about people and poetry: from Tennyson, Swinburne, and Yeats to the moderns (Roethke, Bogan, Merwin) to families, neighbours and the strangers in our lives . . . " Book weight approx. 342g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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