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Author: Edited by DONALD A. WOLLHEIM with Arthur W. Saha
Publisher: Victor Gollancz, London, 1973, not stated but likely 1st ed., hardcover 8vo with dj, 255pp., Ten Short Stories.
Condition:Maroon cloth-bound hardcover w gilt title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, very slight foxing to eprs & a few outside page edges, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET w slight rubbing and edgewear.
Description: Authors include : Poul Anderson "GOAT SONG" - James Tiptree, Jr. - Michael G. Coney - Frederik Pohl "The Gold at Starbow's End" - Clifford D. Simak - T. J. Bass - W. Macfarlane - Robert J. Tilley - Vernor Vinge - Phyllis MacLennon
Author: MIGUEL DE CERVANTES Ozell's Revision of the Translation of Peter Motteux Introduction by Herschel Brickell
Publisher: Modern Library, New York, Copyright 1930, edition not stated, hardcover large 8vo without dj, 936pp., B/W PLATES.
Condition:Red cloth-bound hardcover w gilt title on black to spine plus gilt pub. ensignia to frcvr, slight rubbing to spine & corners, blue to top of pages, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, slight foxing to eprs & to outside page edges, without dj
Description: 'Don Quixote' one of the greatest, most delightful, and most impressive memorials to the spirit of man.
The wonderful CLASSIC complete and unabridged in one volume with 16 fabulous illustrations in aquatone, some by Gustave Dore and H. Pisan.
Author: Daphne du Maurier
Publisher: Victor Gollancz, London, 1949, Copyright, edition not stated, hardcover 8vo with dj, 350pp., 25 Chapters
Condition:Green cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners with small tears to top & bottom spine, fading to top spine, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITIION, in a clipped GOOD-MINUS DUSTJACKET with small pieces missing
Description: Miss du Maurier tells with devastating wit and sharp irony the story of the fabulous Delaneys.The Parasites is a keen, frequently sardonic, social comedy of an unforgettable family and their remarkable world.
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Author: George Bernard Shaw
Publisher: Constable and Company, London, 1911, second impression, hardcover 8vo without dj, 407pp., 3 Plays.
Condition:Pale green cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine, rubbing to spine & corners, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, previous owner's name to frepr, very slight foxing to eprs & to a few outside page edges, without dustjacket.
Description: Shaw is possibly the greatest British dramatist since Shakespeare. This is an old edition from 1911 with preface notes for each of the plays. The pages are hand-cut and the book is tightly bound.
Author: Arthur Koestler, (translated by Daphne Hardy)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape, London, 1944. Hard Cover, 254pp.
Condition:Orange cloth-bound hardcover with bright title to spine, STRAIGHT & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION without inscriptions in a marked, GOOD MINUS DJ which has a protective plastic cover. There are fox-spots to the prelims and page edges of this ROBUST copy.
Description: In 1931 Koestler joined the Communist Party of Germany but, disillusioned by Stalinist atrocities, he resigned from it in 1938 and in 1940 published this devastating anti-totalitarian novel highly critical of the Stalinist regime & communism in Europe.
Author: Arthur Koestler
Publisher: Jonathan Cape, London, 1947, 3rd impression, 256pp.
Condition:Red cloth-bound hardcover with bright title to spine, STRAIGHT & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION without inscriptions in a clipped GOOD DUSTJACKET which has a protective plastic cover. There are fox-spots to prelims and to page edges, but the book is ROBUST.
Description: Koestler has divided this book into three parts : MEANDERINGS ; EXHORTATIONS and EXPLORATIONS. Essays on Literature, Politics and the problems of our time.
Author: Arthur KOESTLER
Publisher: Hutchinson, London,1960, First UK Edition, 296pp, Index
Condition:Crisp black cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine & front cover, STRAIGHT & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION without inscriptions in a clipped GOOD DUSTJACKET which has a protective plastic cover.
Description: Koestler's search for a cure to the moral and spiritual ailments affecting the Western world led him to India and Japan. In each country he talked with many people and read much but finally returned to Europe with a renewed respect for its beliefs.
Author: Arthur Koestler, With an Introduction by Herbert Butterfield.
Publisher: Hutchinson, London, 1959. 1st UK Edition , 624pp,
Condition:Red cloth-bound hc with bright title to spine & front cover, STRAIGHT & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION without inscriptions in a worn GOOD MINUS DUSTJACKET with a plastic cover.The binding is ROBUST, but slightly shook. There is foxing to pp edges & prelim pps
Description: History of cosmology and the lives of the great cosmologists, from the Babylonians to the age of Newton; the greater part of the book is made up of in-depth studies of Copernicus, Tycho Brahe, Kepler, and Galileo.