New York: Grove Press Edition, 1954. First Grove Edition. First Grove Press Edition, Four Volume Set; Octavos; G+/G; Spines are matte black with orange text, bumping to head and tail; DJs have material loss, chipping, creases, multiple open and closed tears; Boards have general shelf wear, rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, age-toning to front and back, joints and hinges are intact, design is clear; Text blocks has general signs of handling, age-toning, foxing, content is clear; Vol. one pp 387, Vol. two pp 376, Vol. three pp 385, Vol. four pp 375; Additional shipping costs may be necessary for expedited and international orders.
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London and Basingstoke: Macmillan London Ltd, 1971. first edition. Octavo; VG-/G+; Off-white/brown/orange spine with black text; Author's first book; Dust jacket is covered with mylar and has slightly age toned exterior edges with minor edge wear, otherwise intact; Cloth has lightly sunned exterior and light edge wear with strong and intact panels; Text block has very slight wear on edges due to handling with tight binding; previous owner's label on half title page; pp 254.
Melbourne: Angus and Robertson Ltd, 1965. Reprinted. Octavo; pp 657; G/G-; black pictorial spine with black and red text; dust jacket shows chipping to spine edges and fore corners; light toning to exterior; minor rubbing to edges; price clipped front flap; cloth has slight rubbing to corners; strong boards; text block shows slight toning to exterior edges; interior clean; pictorial endpapers; illustrated.
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1958. Small Octavo; VG-/Fair; Off-white spine with dark red text; Dust jacket has small tears at fore edge corners with slight foxing on exterior with lightly age toned spine and covered with mylar; Boards have minor edge wear, very clean with strong panels; Text block is unmarked with tight binding; pp 318.
Norfolk: A New Directions Book, 1957. Octavo; First thus; G/G; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, pink with red print; DJ has peripheral tanning, tanning to spine, pencil notation on front, small tears across top edge, date stamp on front flap, shelfwear; Boards in yellow cloth with purple print, slight wear to spine caps, slight soiling to top edge; Text block has stray pencil mark on verso of contents page, else clean and tight; 193 pages, illustrated.
San Francisco, CA: HarperCollins, 1995. First English Language Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 245 pages, VG/VG; purple and orange pictorial DJ, yellow and white lettering: mild wear to DJ, "USA $20.00 / CAN $28.00" to front flap; quarter-bound, purple cloth spine, orange matte paper boards, metallic red lettering to spine: very light bumping to head, tail, and corners; text-block and interior clean; INSCRIBED by Coelho to half-title page; Coelho's third-person narrative, semi-autobiographical novel on Coelho and his wife's pilgrimage through the Mojave Desert and their encounter with the Valkyries, "a band of bold, leather-clad women who travel the desert on motorcycles, spreading the word of angels"; shelved HC Fiction.
New York: Antheneum, 1980. First Edition. Octavo; G+/G+; green spine with yellow text; jacket has rubbing on the front and back, bumping to the head and tail edges, chipping to the head and tail of spine, age toning; boards strong, bumping to the head and tail of spine, rubbing and light age toning around edges, interior boards have age toning; textblock has age toning and light spotting; interior pages have age toning, light spotting on front and back page, otherwise clean; pp 164; incribed on title page.
New York: The Viking Press, Inc., 1966. First Edition. Octavo; G-/Fair; pp 243; black spine with yellow text; dust jacket has noticeable wear to exterior; cracking to joints; chips to edges; cloth shows moderate wear to some wear to edges; strong boards; text block has light toning to exterior edges; slightly cocked spine.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1986. First Edition. Large Octavo; pp ; G/G; light blue pictorial spine with black text; dust jacket shows slight sunning to exterior; closed chip to head front edge; slight rubbing to edges; light toning to fore edges; price clipped front flap; mylar wraps; cloth has slight wear to exterior; slight dampstaining to teal edge; strong boards; text block shows light toning to exterior; some age toning to endpapers; frontispiece; interior clean; signed by author.
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1956. First Edition. Octavo; First Edition; VG/G-; Hardcover w/ DJ; Spine, green and tan with black print; DJ has spotting, fading on spine, tears on spine, edgewear and small tears at top and bottom edges, wear to flap folds and spine hinges; Boards in grey cloth with blue print, mild wear to spine caps, rear cover has mild bump to top, bottom, and outside edges; Textblock has smudge to bottom edge, and mild age-toning to endpapers, otherwise clean and tight; 224 pages.
Indianapolis & New York: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., 1974. First edition/U.S. printing. Octavo; VG-/VG-; Blue spine with pink & off-white text; Dust jacket has lightly sunned spine, minor edge wear and slightly rubbed exterior; Boards are lightly sunned & rubbed, otherwise sturdy & unmarked; Text block is generally but lightly age toned and little shelf wear due to handling; pp 226.
London: Secker & Warburg Limited, 1988. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 867 pg; VG/G; spine is white with red and blue lettering and a cat; dust jacket is protected with mylar covering; price unclipped '£12.95'; dust jacket has some wear including water staining to the head of the rear cover and to the tail of the spine and front cover; some slight rubbing to the top of the front cover; age toning to the text block; spine is slightly cocked; small blemish to the ffep; interior clean; scarce edition; Shelved upstairs, on rare/exp bookshelf in upstairs rear offices area.
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1952. Octavo; G+/G-; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, gold with black print; DJ in mylar, has tears along top and bottom edge, especially at spine caps, slight spotting and smudging; Boards in black cloth with white print, slight wear to outer corners and spine caps; Textblock has red-tinted top edge, vertical creases to rear flyleaf, age-toning to paper; 364 pages.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday and Company, Inc., 1951. First Edition. Octavo; pp 364; G/G; grayish tan spine with black text; dust jacket has slight sunning to exterior; minor wear to exterior; mylar wraps; cloth shows rubbed corners; dark toning towards edges; sturdy boards; text block has light toning to exterior edges; interior lightly toned; some black ink to table of contents; small previous bookshop's sticker to verso of ffep;.
New York, NY: Amy Einhorn Books / G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2014. First American Edition. 8vo. VG+/VG+. black blue tint colors the tip and tail of DJ spine with navy and black titling centered between; with tiny white publisher on graphic tail. minimal edgewear, DJ under clear protective cover. gray HB with stamped silver type, adjacent ivory paperboard panels are bumped lightly at corners. clear and excellent sheets, lightly skimmed interior, roughly trimmed fore-edge, head and tail edges a smooth ivory. 277 pp. ISBN# 9780399167096.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1874. Octavo; Fair+ Hardcover; Green spine with Gold text; Boards strong, heavy edgewear, heavy shelfwear, heavy bumping and rubbing to corners, fraying and open tears along spine edges; Textblock has scuffing on front pastedown, writing in pencil on front pastedown, blue crayon/pencil on reverse of front endpaper, foxing and/or faint staining on most pages, age toning, beginning of separation along hinges of some pages; 491 pp; Illustrated Edition.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1906. First American Edition. Octavo, 329 pages; VG; fully bound in light blue cloth, front cover and spine have painted embossing and lettering; binding has minor wear along the top and bottom edges, with mild fraying on the top and bottom of the spine and on the fore edge corners; pages have minimal detachment, minor age toning, and dust build up along the edges; shelved case 2.
New York: Limited Editions Club [LEC], 1959. Limited First Edition Thus [#1054/1500]. large 8vo., 407 pp., VG-/no DJ as issued; quarter-bound, navy blue faux-leather paper spine, blue and green pictorial paper boards, light blue text-block; mild wear to boards (mostly rubbing to edges and corners of boards; age-toning/mild wear to text-block; aged-paste staining to endpapers at gutter; interior clean; full-color frontispiece and black-and-white illustrations by Ward; SIGNED by Ward to limitation page, no. 1054 out of 1500 copies; contains ephemera housed in front endpapers (age-toned LEC monthly newsletter dated June 1959, No. 307); housed in age-toned olive-green cardboard slipcase with navy blue lettering to back; shelved LEC.
Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 1980. First Edition, First Printing, First State Dust Jacket. Octavo, 499 pages; VG/VG; White spine with black lettering; Dust jacket protected with a mylar cover; some mild wear to the top and bottom edges, rubbing on the front cover, pages clean; SIGNED flat on the title page. Shelved case 6.
Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 1976. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 536 pages; VG/VG; White spine with black and dark red lettering; dust jacket is in a mylar covering; Price clipped; price sticker from a previous bookstore on the front flap; Minimal wear along the top and bottom edges; top text block black; Shelved in case 6.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & cmpany, 1948. First Edition. Octavo; pp 270; G-/Poor; sunned orange spine with ivory and black text; dust jacket shows sever wear; large chips to spine; spine detached at front joint; some age toning to rear; mylar wraps; cloth has moderate wear to exterior; slightly sunned spine; few spots to front; text block shows some toning to exterior edges; deckled fore edge; good binding; interior shows slight smudges to various pages; inscribed by author.
London: Severn House Publishers Ltd, 1977. First U.K. Edition. 10mo; pp 142; VG-/G; black spine with white and green text; this volume only; dust jacket has light rubbing to exterior; mild rubbing to corners; previous bookshop's sticker to front; cloth shows only light wear; strong boards; text block has slight shelf wear to exterior edges; interior clean;.
Paris: Baudry's European Library, 1837. Revised and corrected. Octavo; G-/no-DJ; Black decorative spine with gilt text; Boards have wear along spine edges, 1.5 inch tear at spine tail edge, other wear & minor rubbing along edges, however sturdy & intact; Text block has foxing along exterior edges with moderate foxing throughout pages and tightly bound to spine; pp 354.
London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831. First Edition. 8vo., 3 volumes; VG; 3/4 bound in black leather, marbled green paper boards, spine paneled black with two red labels and gilt lettering; bumping and general shelfwear; scratches to spines of volumes two and three; interior has minor age spots; the first U.K. edition precedes the U.S. edition; shelved case 13.
New York: Appleton, 1883. First Editions Thus. 32 Octavo set in 3/4 leather; VG; Marbled boards and end papers; 5 raised leather bands on spine; Titles gilt; Some wear to all edges, scratching to leather; All volumes are age toned but free of markings; SHELVED over Christianity. Set is heavy, please contact us for international or priority shipping requests.
London, England: Richard Bentley, 1840. First. This applies to all three volumes unless otherwise noted: Octavo; Fair-/no-DJ; Black spine with formerly gilt text, now just indentations remain; Quarter-bound covers with marbled boards, considerable shelfwear and edgewear, covers edgeworn and chipped, severe rubbing at corners, exposing the boards (if not missing), and at ends of spine, some chipping at ends of spine as well, the front and back cover marbled boards are generally clean, but are worn in clustered patches; Textblock darkened by age, moderate-to-heavy foxing prevalent throughout text, pages stiff, difficult to turn, slight musty odor, several pages have small tears and/or bent corners, top edge coloring faded and patchy, light-to-moderate foxing along the fore and tail edges; pp. Vol. 1: 320; Vol. 2: 348; Vol. 3: 339. Individual Volume Notes: *Vol. 1: Front cover separated and partially detached; Front cover corners worn down to the boards, back cover tail corner worn down to the board, top corner missing; Top of spine missing, textblock exposed. Cracked front inner hinge, first signature separating, several pages detached; Name of previous owner inscribed on front free-end paper; Cracked back inner hinge, last signature separating, several pages partly detached. *Vol. 2: All corners worn down to the boards. *Vol. 3: Front cover tail corner worn down to the board, top corner partially missing, back cover - both corners worn to the boards; Textblock separating from the binding - boards are sprung - lowest signature still in place; Signatures loose; Dead fly sandwiched in-between back free-end paper and back pastedown. eb/nd Sale is "As-Is."
London, England: Henry Colburn, 1827. First Edition. Octavos; Fair; Brown leather spine swith red label, gilt text and gilt bands on top and below the labels; Half leather covers with marbled boards with significant shelfwear and edgewear, boards edgeworn, chipping along head and tail edges, considerable rubbing at corners and ends of spine, top layer of spine's leather binding nearly worn completely off - betraying the luster of well-maintained leather - some evidence of original raised bands still remains, labels intact, front and back cover leather edges and leather corners in better condition than spines, although leather still displays evidence of distress, the front and back cover marbled boards are generally clean, but are worn in clustered patches, all four corners of the the half binding somehow extend .5" beyond the leather, leading to raised and warped marbled strips paralleling the edge of the leather corners; Textblock darkened by age, moderate-to-heavy foxing prevalent throughout text, pages stiff, difficult to turn, slight musty odor, dark staining at corners of pastedowns - on reverse side of leather and marble board corners, several pages have small tears, top edge coloring faded and patchy, decorative staining along the fore and tail edges faded, light-to-moderate foxing is more prevalent, previous owners' bookplate affixed to front pastedown, name of another previous owner stamped on front free-end paper, name of likely original owner inscribed on title page; pp Vol. 1: 339; pp Vol. 2: 366; pp Vol. 3: 370. Individual Volume Notes: *Vol. 1 only, there is a crack in the binding along the spine and the front cover board, there is no separation, but the signatures are partially visible. *A page each in Vol. 2 and Vol. 3 is uncut. *Vol. 2 & 3 have loose signatures, in Vol. 2: the last signature is partially detached. *Vol 2 has a large stain along the top edge near the corner. shelved case 13.
New York: A.T. Goodrich & Co., 1820. 12mo; pp 340; Fair/no-DJ; 1/4 bound brown spine with gilt text to black bar; author's first book; this volume only; boards have noticeable wear to exterior; spine mended with thick brown tape; small worm holes to spine; heavy wear to edges; slight cracking to rear head fore edge corner; text block shows light toning to exterior edges; cracking to gutters; some foxing to most pages throughout; missing lower edge of half title page; missing rear endpapers; previous owner's name to title page; slight marking to rear pastedown;.
London: Henry Colburn, 1827. First British Edition. 8vos., 3 volumes; VG-; spines brown with blind tooling and gilt lettering; marbled textblock; some shelfwear, including bumping to corners, heads and tails of spine, sun-fading to spines, mild staining to boards; mild foxing throughout; shelved case 13.
New York: The Modern Library, 1966. First Modern Library edition. Octavo; G/G; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, green and orange with black print; DJ has edgewear, shelfwear; Boards in red cloth with gold print, slight wear to spine caps, else clean and strong; Text block has Random House logo stamped on bottom edge, front hinge cracked at frontispiece, else clean and tight but for slight amount of marginal notation; 833 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (b&w).
Philadelphia: Carey & Lea, 1831. 16mo; Fair/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, brown leather with gold print; Boards in brown leather, mild wear to corners and spine caps, tearing to hinges, scuffing, shelfwear, small surface tears on rear; Text block has cracked hinges, tanning and foxing throughout, mild puckering to paper; 236 pages.
Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1838. 12mo; pp 252; G-/no-DJ; black spine with gilt text; this volume only; cloth has moderate sunning to exterior; rubbed corners; strong boards; text block shows age toning to exterior edges; foxing to pages throughout; illustrated endpapers; light pencil to title page.
Chandler: Five Star Publications Inc, 2005. Octavo. VG/VG DJ. Light blue and brown spine with darker blue and darker brown text/title; dustjacket is clean with minimal edgewear; boards are strong and clean; SIGNED by the author 2 pages past the front free end page; binding is strong; textblock is clean. Pp. 344.
New York: Harper Collins, 1995. First Edition. Octavo; VG/VG; Gray/white illustrated spine with red text; DJ has mylar exterior, minimal edgewear; Boards strong, moderate rubbing to spine, lesser to corners; Textblock shows few small marks on exterior, strong black mark on exterior tail, interior clean; 356.