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Book Id: 18sfl01431

Price: $14.40

Title: AGATHA CHRISTIE CRIME COLLECTION 3 in 1 : The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side : They Came To Baghdad : The ABC Murders

Author: AGATHA CHRISTIE - Respected author of the HERCULE POIROT and Miss MARPLE mystery stories

Publisher: Lansdowne Press, Sydney, 1981, Third edition pub. in Australia, hardcover 8vo with dj, 3 stories, 511 pages, red coloured endpapers, red page tops.

Condition:Crisp black cloth-bound hardcover w/bright gilt title to spine & bright gilt/red "AC Crime Collection" motif to frcvr, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN in VERY GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight edgewear.

Description: From the AGATHA CHRISTIE CRIME COLLECTION SET Three Books in One : The Mirror Crack'd From Side to Side - They Came to Baghdad - The ABC Murders - We have many more books by Agatha Christie on this website and we will combine postage so you save.

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Book Id: 18sfl01430

Price: $14.40

Title: AGATHA CHRISTIE CRIME COLLECTION 3 Books in 1 : Sparkling Cyanide : The Secret of Chimneys : Five Little Pigs

Author: AGATHA CHRISTIE - Respected author of the HERCULE POIROT and Miss MARPLE mystery stories

Publisher: Lansdowne Press, Sydney, 1980, Second edition pub. in Australia, hardcover 8vo with dj, 3 stories, 511 pages, red coloured endpapers, red page tops.

Condition:Crisp black cloth-bound hardcover w/bright gilt title to spine & bright gilt/red "AC Crime Collection" motif to frcvr, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN in VERY GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight edgewear.

Description: From the AGATHA CHRISTIE CRIME COLLECTION SET Three Books in One : Sparkling Cyanide - The Secretof Chimneys - Five Little Pigs - We have many more books by Agatha Christie on this website and we will combine postage so you save.

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Book Id: 18sfl01405

Price: $14.60

Title: 'HMS MARLBOROUGH WILL ENTER HARBOUR' - Torpedoed Ship

Author: NICHOLAS MONSARRAT - Author of 'The Cruel Sea' - Illustrated by James Holland

Publisher: Cassell, London, 1952, second edition, 1st pub. 1947 different title, hardcover quarto with d/j, 92 pages, 3 colour illustrations

Condition:Blue cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine & boat design to frcvr,slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, slight age-toning to endpapers, in a clipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with foxing to inside, tears & edgewear

Description: It is the story of a mortally crippled ship, torpedoed with ghastly loss of life, being brought back to port by the indomitable courage of her captain & the grit & determination of the surviving crew members.

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Book Id: 18sfl01382

Price: $122.60

Title: RARE James Joyce TWO TALES OF SHEM & SHAUN 1932 FIRST UK Edition Hc DUSTJACKET from a work in progress (FINEGAN'S WAKE)

Author: by James Joyce - fragments from a work in progress in 1932(Finegan's Wake)Allegedly limited to 3849 copies, this is the original 1932 edition.

Publisher: Faber & Faber, London, 1932, FIRST UK EDITION, small hardcover 8vo with dj, 45pp., 2 stories. A RARE COPY & SCARCE TITLE by the master, James Joyce.

Condition:Light green card-bound hardcover with bright blue title to spine, STRAIGHT & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions, ROBUST & TIGHTLY BOUND with occasional fox-spots to endpapers, page edges & cover, clean internally, in a RARE unclipped chipped dj.

Description: RARE & HARD-TO-FIND - Allegedly limited to 3849 copies, this is the original 1932 edition. "Eins within a space and a weary wide space it wast ere wohned a Mooksie." fragments from a work in progress in 1932( which became Finegan's Wake).

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Book Id: 18sfl01357

Price: $22.80

Title: OF LOVE AND SHADOWS - Tragedy and Ecstasy

Author: ISABEL ALLENDE - Translated from the Spanish, De Amor y de Sombra, by Margaret Sayers Peden

Publisher: Jonathan Cape, London, 1987, First English Edition, 1st pub. in Spanish 1984, hardcover large 8vo with d/j, 274pages, Chapters.

Condition:Blue cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine, rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, no inscriptions, slight foxing to enprs & mark to last few, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight edgewear in a clear plastic covering.

Description: A riveting tale of tragedy and ecstasy, of bravery and sacrifice, of family loyalty and state betrayal that is both profoundly moving and uplifting.

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Book Id: 18sfl01356

Price: $22.80

Title: THE HOUSE OF SPIRITS - South American Family SAGA

Author: ISABEL ALLENDE - Her First Novel - Translated from the Spanish by Magda Bogin

Publisher: Jonathan Cape, London, 1985, 3rd reprint, 1st pub. in Spanish 1982, hardcover large 8vo with d/j, 368pages, Chapters.

Condition:Green cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine, rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, previous owner's name and comment to freprs, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight edgewear in a clear plastic protective covering.

Description: Spanning four generations this magnificent family saga is interwoven with the political and cultural events of a South American country. It is a portrait in microcosm, created with astounding narrative power and imbued with magic.

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Book Id: 18sfl01301

Price: $29.40

Title: The DARK DESIGN Third Volume in The RIVERWORLD Series - Sequel to The Fabulous Riverboat

Author: PHILIP JOSE FARMER Fantasy Science Fiction Writer - Author of "The Lovers" and "Flesh" etc.

Publisher: Berkley Pub. Corp., U.S.A., 1977, First Edition, hardcover large 8vo with d/j, 412 pages, Chapters.

Condition:Dk blue cloth-bound hardcover with silver title to spine, rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, slight foxing to few outside page edges, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight edgewear in a clear plastic cover

Description: The book was originally conceived as the final volume of the Riverworld saga, but the manuscript came in at almost 1,000 pages so Farmer split it into two books, this one and The Magic Labyrinth. The Dark Design features three interwoven tales.

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Book Id: 18sfl01222

Price: $54.20

Title: ARISTOPHANES -1943 Edition - THE ELEVEN COMEDIES - Literally & Completely Translated from the Greek Tongue into English

Author: ARISTOPHANES - Translated from the Greek Tongue into English with Translator's Foreword, and Introduction to each Comedy & Elucidatory Notes

Publisher: Liveright, New York, March 1943, Seventh Printing Black & Gold Edition, hardcover large 8vo with dj, 480pp., black endpapers. 2 volumes in one.

Condition:Black cloth-bound hardcover with gilt on blue title to spine with gilt design, gilt design to frcvr with crease down middle (check scan), rubbing to spine, corners & edges, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, with rough-cut page edges & red.

Description: Literally & Completely Translated from the Greek Tongue into English with Translator's Foreword, and Introduction to each Comedy & Elucidatory Notes, originally appearing under the imprint of the Athenian Society in London in 1912.

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