Hard To Find Books

Search For Hard To Find Books

Advanced Search

Books - "literature"

Showing 521 to 540 of 57656 results.


Jill's Magic Island

and other stories


first edition 177pp illus, (b/w photography incl frontis) VG (brown cloth boards w. green cloth spine, sl chipping to head and foot of spine w. mod split to upper edge of lower hinge though attached at head and holding, sl soiling and marks to boards inc sl pen marks to rear board, small pen marking to ffep, internal paper seperation to reverse of rear fep gutter and detaching at head and foot, sl wobbly but stitching and webbing holding firm) lacks d/w

PUBLISHER: thomas nelson london 1934

KEYWORDS: modern first edition literature childrens stories acting costume fables fairy tales ballet jelf ernest arthur


Houndsditch Day By Day


[first edition] 200pp +ads VG (red cloth w. gilt, black and red dec stamp and black titling, sl rubbed and soiled w sl scuffing along part of fore edge of front board, spine sl browned and stained w. sl fading to other boards, spine sl cocked and cracked, internal paper seperation to ffep gutter w. binding firm and webbing secure, ffep detaching sl at lower edge, pencil owners inscription to head of leaf, sl foxing to prelims, sl to top corner of rear fep, edges of contents browned w. fore edge untrimmed)

PUBLISHER: sands & company london 1899

KEYWORDS: modern first edition fiction literature popular novels history journalism pitcher binstead, arthur m




Very scarce UK hardcover first edition (50 copies) issued concurrent with the UK paperback. With gold 'Z' embossed to front board, SIGNED 'Z' and dated by author. The dustwrapper is qutie different to the US edition. Cased and stitched. 709pp, brand new MINT in like d/w.

PUBLISHER: Anchor London / Hard Echo Press NZ 2000

KEYWORDS: modern first edition mark danielewski literature novel


Mother's Little Girl


first edition 255pp illus, (b/w, 7x plates, poss missing frontis) VG- (blue cloth w. gilt titling and dec stamps to front board and spine, dark blue eps, boards and hinges sl rubbed w. sl wear along bottom edges, v. sl surface loss to head of spine and hinge area and corners of boards, spine sl cocked and shaky, dealers label to front pastedown, owners inscription to front and rear feps, partial internal paper seperation to front and rear ep gutters w. sl detaching at head and foot but binding and webbing holding secure) lacks d/w

PUBLISHER: ward lock london 1904

KEYWORDS: modern first edition childrens literature fiction classics turner ethel


Backblock Ballads

and later verses


first edition [second version of 1st ed w. drover on right hand side of bullocks on colour frontis) 150pp +ads illus, (col, artwork to title page and frontispiece by hal gye) VG (green cloth w. black dec stamps and titling to front board and black titling to spine, dec eps by hal gye, v. sl bumps and wear to head and foot of spine and corners of boards, v. sl rubbing to boards w. v. minor surface abrasion to parameters of front board, sl foxing to prelims and edges) lacks d/w

PUBLISHER: angus & robertson sydney 1918

KEYWORDS: modern first edition literature poetry history verse australia dennis c j


The Silent Land

and other verses


[ex libris] first edition 63pp VG (green paper wrappers w. yellow tie, edges of wrappers sl worn w. sl chipping and minor closed tear to head and foot of spine, sl sunning to spine and hinge area and edges of wrappers, usual library stamps, labels and markings, v. sl foxing to prelims and sl foxing to edges, contents edges untrimmed, v. sl foxing to some sections of contents)

PUBLISHER: t. c. lothian melbourne 1906

KEYWORDS: modern first edition literature poetry verse folklore australia o'dowd bruce


They Walked Like Men


[ex libris] first edition 234pp VG+ (red cloth, sl vertical crease to spine, excellent boards, spine and edges, spine sl cocked, usual library stamps, mod gum stains to front and rear eps, sl foxing to edges) in VG d/w (sl wear to t.e.s w. sl chipping to head of spine w. sl loss, sl sunning along t.e.s of covers, gum stains to fore edge of upper flap

PUBLISHER: victor gollancz london 1963

KEYWORDS: modern first edition science fiction fantasy literature simak clifford d


Ada Dallas


first edition 381pp VG+ (black cloth, v. sl bump to foot of spine, sl foxing to rear eps and edges, t.e. red) in VG d/w (sl bump to foot of spine w. sl wear in places along upper and lower edges, sl foxing to rear cover and flaps)

PUBLISHER: frederick muller london 1960

KEYWORDS: modern first edition literature fiction williams wirt


Punch Goes the Judy


first edition 209pp VG (black cloth w. orange eps, spine v. sl cocked and v. sl bowed, sl foxing to edges) in VG d/w (v. sl chipping to head and foot of spine and hinge area w. minor loss and sl wear in places along top and bottom edges)

PUBLISHER: delacorte press new york [1971]

KEYWORDS: modern first edition literature fiction american sonzski william


High Stakes


first edition 238pp warmly inscribed and signed by author to noted NZ radio personality Murray Forgie, VG (black cloth, spine sl cocked, sl paste action to front and rear eps, sl foxing to edges) in VG d/w (sl bumps and wear to head and foot of spine and hinge area w. sl lament lifting to head and sl chipping w. minor surface loss, sl wear in places along upper and lower edges)

PUBLISHER: michael joseph london 1975

KEYWORDS: modern first edition literature crime novels mystery francis dick


Raggedy Andy Stories

introducing the little rag brother of raggedy ann


[first edition?] unpaged VG- (green and black pictorial paper boards w. black cloth spine, mod wear to edges of boards w. some surface loss, corners of boards sl bumped and worn exposing internal fabric of boards, surfaces of boards in bright and very good condition w. only a few marks and v. little fading, spine sl cocked and shaky, sl foxing to prelims and edges w. owners inscription to reverse of half-title page, internal paper seperation to gutter in a couple of places to mid section of contents but binding and webbing holding firm and only detaching sl at foot) lacks d/w

PUBLISHER: m. a. donohue & company chicago [1920]

KEYWORDS: modern first edition childrens literature picture books classics gruelle johnny


Twelfth Night

a facsimile of the first folio text


facsimile of first folio text [unpaginated] VG+ (paper boards w.cloth spine,sl.soiled w.sl.bumps and wear to extrems.,sl.chip to foot of spine,paste action to eps o/w contents clean and tight,publisher's folio 'line-indicator' loosely inserted) in VG- d/w (soiled and mod.rubbed,sl.browned,chipping and closed tears to extrems.,insect nibbles w.some losses towards foot of cover)

PUBLISHER: faber & gwyer london [nd]

KEYWORDS: modern first edition drama william shakespeare literature


A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin

presenting the original facts and documents upon which the story is founded


ex-lib first edition 595pp+ads. VG (brown cloth,mod.rubbed and soiled,unevenly sunned,bumps and chipping to extrems.,usual stamps and labels,boards sl.shaky w.paper separation at ep gutters,owner's inscr.to half-title,prelims.sl.foxed,edges sl.soiled,spine cracked and sl.shaky)

PUBLISHER: thomas bosworth london [routledge on spine] 1853

KEYWORDS: modern first edition harriet beecher stowe literary criticism literature


In Favour of the Sensitive Man and Other Essays


first edition 169pp NF (blue cloth,minor shelf wear) in VG+ d/w (sl.rubbed and soiled,minor wear to extrems.,price-clipped)

PUBLISHER: w.h.allen london 1978

KEYWORDS: modern first edition anais nin literature


The Story Book of The Fields


271pp VG+ (blue cloth w.black/yellow dec.stamps to cover,sl.rubbed and mod.soiled,sl.bumps and wear to extrems.,owner's sign.to ffep,prelims.and edges mod.foxed)

PUBLISHER: hodder & stoughton london [nd]

KEYWORDS: modern first edition literature j.h.fabre




Signed by author with added inscription, first edition, silver grey cloth boards with gilt to spine, one of only 50 hardcover copies in the first edition, 375pp, MINT in Mint d/w

PUBLISHER: Vintage Books Random House Auckland 2001

KEYWORDS: modern first edition craig marriner literature


Dismal England


reprint 240pp VG+ (burgundy cloth w.gilt dec.stamps,mod.soiled,sl.bumps to extrems.,sl.foxing to pre;ims.and edges,spine cracked but tight)

PUBLISHER: [clarion press london] 1901

KEYWORDS: history literature travel robert blatchford england



an anecdotal life and appreciation of robert louis stevenson


new and revised edition 350pp ills.[b/w] VG+ (burgundy cloth w.paper title label to spine,sl.rubbed and soiled w.spine sl.sunned and stained,sl.bumps to extrems.,owner's stamps to ffep,prelims.and edges sl.foxed,teg,fore and lower edges untrimmed)

PUBLISHER: john grant edinburgh 1910

KEYWORDS: biography history robert louis stevenson j.a.hammerton literature


Spenser's Images of Life


first edition 144pp [2 plates] VG+ (burgundy cloth,minor foxing to content edges,2 lines of ink underlining,sl.cocked) in VG+ d/w (sl.rubbed and soiled,sl.sunned spine w.sl.stain to foot,sl.wear to extrems.,price-clipped)

PUBLISHER: cambridge univ.press london 1967

KEYWORDS: modern first edition c.s.lewis literature edmund spenser


The Book of Pigericks

pig limericks


first edition 48pp ills.[col.by author] NF (in laminated boards,sl.bumps to extrems.,dealer's label to ffep)

PUBLISHER: jonathan cape london 1984

KEYWORDS: modern first edition children's literature pigs humour

site powered by - Turboweb :: Simple Web Manager