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THE FANTASY AND MYSTERY STORIES OF F. SCOTT FITZGERALD. F. Scott Fitzgerald. THE FANTASY AND MYSTERY STORIES OF F. SCOTT FITZGERALD.
London: Robert Hale, (1991). First edition. Selected and introduced by Peter Haining. Fine in fine dust jacket. Scarce.

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FLAPPERS AND PHILOSOPHERS. F. Scott Fitzgerald. FLAPPERS AND PHILOSOPHERS.
New York: Scribner's Sons, 1920. First edition, second printing, published the same month as the first. His second book, with 8 short stories. The first printing was 5000 copies and this scarce second printing was only 3000 copies. Bright and nearly fine with just light offset to the front endpaper from item previously laid in. The dust jacket, which is ONE OF THE SCARCEST FITZGERALD JACKETS, shows extensive professional repair, most noticeably on spine and at head of front panel where--unable to determine the correct text for what would appear to be "2nd Large Printing" (only "ge Printing" remain)--the conservationist opted to fill in with the orange, background color. Fortunately the W.E. Hill cover illustration, depicting a scene from "Bernice Bobs Her Hair" is wholly intact.

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THE GREAT GATSBY. F. Scott Fitzgerald. THE GREAT GATSBY.
New York: Scribner's Sons, 1925. First edition. First issue with correct points on pp.60, 119, 205, and 211. The title on just about all the "best-of" lists for twentieth-century literature -- and for all time. A fine, square copy with gilt spine lettering nice and bright; showing only the barest wear to tips and spine ends. Lacking dust jacket. A FINE, SQUARE FIRST-ISSUE COPY.

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OFFSHORE. Penelope Fitzgerald. OFFSHORE.
London: Collins, 1979. First edition. Booker Prize winner. Near fine with faint foxing to page edges and endpapers but otherwise only the barest wear. In a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with a touch of foxing to the top of the back flap and slight wear to the top corners.

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CODENAME IAGO. Richard Flanagan, John Friedrich. CODENAME IAGO.
(Port Melbourne, Australia): Heinemann, (1991). The first edition and the only edition. Flanagan, winner of the 2014 Booker Prize for THE NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH is "considered by many to be the finest Australian novelist of his generation" (The Economist). By contrast, Johann Friedrich Hohenberger, "John Friedrich," or, as he was also known, "Australia's greatest conman," was the subject of Victoria's biggest fraud case. At the time of Friedrich’s death, which was ruled a suicide (he was found dead on his farm near Sale, Victoria, with a single gunshot wound to the head on July 27, 1991), he was writing this posthumously published autobiography with the assistance of Flanagan. Simon Caterson, writing in The Australian, described it as "one of the least reliable but most fascinating memoirs in the annals of Australian publishing." In it, Friedrich claims that while working for an American construction company he was recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency and, under the codename "Iago," worked in Laos, Vietnam, Egypt, New Zealand and West Germany against far left-wing extremists before returning to Australia in 1975. The only known facts are that in November 1976, while on holiday in Victoria, Friedrich applied for a position with the National Safety Council of Australia (NSCA) and began working there January 1977. He rose to executive director in 1982, after which he transformed the company into a national search and rescue organization with loans from 27 banks, which agreed to lend him millions of dollars against little more than his word. Friedrich was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 1988 "in recognition of service to the community, particularly in the area of industrial safety and search and rescue services". Then, in 1989, following the financial collapse of NSCA, Friedrich went into hiding. He was arrested after a nationwide and international manhunt and charged with one count of obtaining financial advantage by deception and eventually charged with court for fraud involving nearly $300 million. It was subsequently discovered that he was not even an Australian citizen. (Wikipedia). Very good to near fine in pictorial paperwraps with light edgewear. No hardback edition. SCARCE BOOK BY BOOKER WINNER.

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CODENAME IAGO. Richard Flanagan, John Friedrich. CODENAME IAGO.
(Port Melbourne, Australia): Heinemann, (1991). The first edition and the only edition. Flanagan, winner of the 2014 Booker Prize for THE NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH is "considered by many to be the finest Australian novelist of his generation" (The Economist). By contrast, Johann Friedrich Hohenberger, "John Friedrich," or, as he was also known, "Australia's greatest conman," was the subject of Victoria's biggest fraud case. At the time of Friedrich’s death, which was ruled a suicide (he was found dead on his farm near Sale, Victoria, with a single gunshot wound to the head on July 27, 1991), he was writing this posthumously published autobiography with the assistance of Flanagan. Simon Caterson, writing in The Australian, described it as "one of the least reliable but most fascinating memoirs in the annals of Australian publishing." In it, Friedrich claims that while working for an American construction company he was recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency and, under the codename "Iago," worked in Laos, Vietnam, Egypt, New Zealand and West Germany against far left-wing extremists before returning to Australia in 1975. The only known facts are that in November 1976, while on holiday in Victoria, Friedrich applied for a position with the National Safety Council of Australia (NSCA) and began working there January 1977. He rose to executive director in 1982, after which he transformed the company into a national search-and-rescue organization with loans from 27 banks, which agreed to lend him millions of dollars against little more than his word. Friedrich was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 1988 "in recognition of service to the community, particularly in the area of industrial safety and search and rescue services". Then, in 1989, following the financial collapse of NSCA, Friedrich went into hiding. He was arrested after a nationwide and international manhunt and charged with one count of obtaining financial advantage by deception and eventually charged with fraud involving nearly $300 million. It was subsequently discovered that he was not even an Australian citizen. (Wikipedia). A fine copy in pictorial paperwraps. No hardback edition. SCARCE BOOK BY BOOKER WINNER.

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THE ENCHANTED. Martin Flavin. THE ENCHANTED.
New York: Harper & Bros. (1947). First edition. Flavin, a playwright and novelist, won a Pulitzer for his novel, Journey in the Dark. INSCRIBED, "For Eugene R McCracken with my best wishes Martin Flavin June 10th '47." Bright and fine except for the barest rubbing to corners and bookplate on pastedown (under flap); in slightly worn but still very good dust jacket. Inscribed copies of Flavin's books are not common.

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MR. LITTLEJOHN: A Romantic Novel. Martin Flavin. MR. LITTLEJOHN: A Romantic Novel.
New York: Harper & Bros. (1940). First edition. Flavin, a playwright and novelist, won a Pulitzer for his novel, Journey in the Dark. INSCRIBED, "Autographed for Gretta with my love Feb. 6th 1941 [7 more lines] Martin." Bright and fine except for the barest rubbing to corners; in worn but still good or better dust jacket. Inscribed copies of Flavin's books are not common.

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ROLE OF HONOUR. Ian Fleming, By John Gardner. ROLE OF HONOUR.
(London): Jonathan Cape / Hodder & Stoughton, (1984). First edition. The fourth volume of the continuation of James Bond by Gardner. Fine in dust jacket with the barest rubbing on top front corners.

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TO JAMES BOND WITH LOVE. Ian Fleming, Mary Wickham Bond. TO JAMES BOND WITH LOVE.
(Lititiz, Pennsylvania): Sutter House, (1980). First edition. For the James Bond Completist: The saga of the real James Bond, the internationally known naturalist from whom Fleming admittedly stole the name for his secret agent (from the dust jacket blurbs). INSCRIBED by the author, Mary Wickham Bond "for Carolyn, with love, from Mary." Bookplate of the recipient, Carolyn Reeves Corson, on endpaper. Near fine with light rubbing to spine lettering and tips; in bright, lightly foxed dust jacket with rumple and faint stain (appears to small glass ring) on front panel. Dust jacket wrap-around illustration by Fran Rebert. THE REAL JAMES BOND.

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FOR SPECIAL SERVICES. Ian Fleming, John Gardner. FOR SPECIAL SERVICES.
(London): Cape/Hodder & Stoughton, (1982). First edition. The adventures of Ian Fleming's James Bond continued by John Gardner. The second in this series. Pages slightly tanned otherwise fine in bright, near fine dust jacket with light rubbing to tips and rear flap fold, and few tiny nicks to bottom rear panel.

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ICEBREAKER. Ian Fleming, John Gardner. ICEBREAKER.
London: Jonathan Cape / Hodder & Stoughton, (1983). First edition. The third James Bond book by Gardner. Fine in dust jacket.

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LICENCE RENEWED. Ian Fleming, John Gardner. LICENCE RENEWED.
London: Jonathan Cape and Hodder & Stoughton, (1981). First edition. The first "James Bond" by Gardner. Production error causing the first signature to stick out just a bit--about an eighth of an inch, otherwise fine in unpriced dust jacket assumedly for export, which was and is relatively common.

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APG 095.3 (2004). Ian Fleming. APG 095.3 (2004) Author Price Guide. (Dickerson: Quill & Brush, 2004). Includes a facsimile of the author's signature; a brief biographical sketch; a list of the author's first editions (American and British) current to the date of publication of the guide, with entries for limited and trade editions; number of copies (if available); how to identify the first edition; and estimated values with and without the dustwrapper (if applicable). Issued as a PDF file. Click HERE for a complete list of our individual Author Price Guides or for information about ordering the complete set on CD.
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THE WELL OF THE UNICORN. George U. Fletcher, Fletcher Pratt. THE WELL OF THE UNICORN.
New York: William Sloan Associates, (1948). First edition. The first of his two major fantasy novels. Spine a little shaken, otherwise near fine in faintly foxed, very good dust jacket with edges nicked and rubbed, and few small tears.

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AND SUDDEN DEATH. J. S. Fletcher. AND SUDDEN DEATH.
New York: Hillman-Curl, Inc. 1938. First U.S. ediiton. Minor cover wear but still good to very good in dust jacket with closed tears, edgewear and a chip at top of the spine just slightly affecting the top of "AND." Still, not a bad looking copy.

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THE COUNTRY BETWEEN US. Carolyn Forche. THE COUNTRY BETWEEN US.
New York: Harper & Row, (1982). First edition after the 1981 signed, limited. INSCRIBED to Pulitzer Prize winner and Poet Laureate Anthony Hecht on title page, "For Anthony, With great admiration and warm regards, and with gratitiude for your warmth and welcome at the library. October 26, 1982 / Washington, D. C" (not signed). Hecht's ownership signature on front endpaper. Fine in near fine dust jacket which is folded just slightly off-center and subtly toned on spine.

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LADIES WHOSE BRIGHT EYES. Ford Madox Ford. LADIES WHOSE BRIGHT EYES.
Philadephia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1935. First U.S. edition. Near fine in orange cloth boards with dark blue lettering, top edge stained black. In good to very good dust jacket with shallow chipping, light soiling, few marks to rear panel, and rubbed creasing along top edge.

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NEW YORK ESSAYS. Ford Madox Ford. NEW YORK ESSAYS.
New York: William Edwin Rudge, 1927. First edition, and the only edition, as this title was not published in the UK or in a U.S. trade edition. Number of 750 SIGNED, numbered copies (signed on the half-title page). Orange paper boards; gold lettered black cloth spine. Corners lightly frayed, otherwise very good. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION -- THE ONLY EDITION.

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RETURN TO YESTERDAY: Reminiscences 1894-1914. Ford Madox Ford. RETURN TO YESTERDAY: Reminiscences 1894-1914.
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1931. First edition. His scarce, second memoir, covering the years from 1894 to the outbreak of World War I. Head of spine beginning to fray, light evidence of insect damage to edges, general wear; still good or better in like dust jacket with several large chips, and long tears internally repaired with tape. What can we say? It's a scarce book, scarcer still in jacket. SCARCE IN ANY JACKET.

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THE BROWN OWL: A Fairy Story. Ford Madox Ford, Ford H. Madox Hueffer. THE BROWN OWL: A Fairy Story.
F. Madox Brown. London: T. Fisher Unwin Ltd, 1892. Stated "Second edition," though we assume this is actually a second printing or even the first edition, first printing with a new title page inserted (see below). His first book, written to amuse his sister Juliet and published when he was just seventeen years old. Illustrated with two full-page, black-and-white plates by his grandfather, F. Madox Brown, a painter closely associated with the Pre-Raphaelites. Harvey does not mention this second "edition"-- published the same year as the first--but does note a fourth edition dated 1898 and that "in all editions the title page is in red and black" [Harvey, A1(a-b)]. This copy in quarter blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine with cloth over boards matching that of the first edition, and with pattern on cloth extending to page edges, as in the first. Plain cream-colored endpapers pasted over the original patterned endpapers of the first edition, which are still just barely visible around the edges. Illustrated extra title page lists three titles in the "Children’s Library" on verso, as we presume does the first, and printer's leaf following p.165 reads "Printed by R. & R. Clark, Edinburgh" as in the first edition. INTERESTINGLY, an 1892 New York, Cassell Publishing Company, stated "third edition" DIGITIZED FROM THE HOLDINGS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO LIBRARY is also clearly published using the same plates (if not sheets) and with the same illustrated extra title page listing three titles, printer’s leaf following p.165, and even with the "T. Fisher Unwin" logo on verso of the title page. One has to wonder whether Fisher Unwin sold the sheets from the various print runs with the offer of a cancel title page already inserted. Or, more likely, whether there was only ever one print run--given that there are very few copies in libraries worldwide (between 50 and 60 copies split between several records on OCLC) and only a handful currently offered for sale online. (Which would make Ford’s estimate that "it sold many thousands more copies than any book I ever wrote" highly unlikely [Harvey, p.4].) Contemporary gift inscription at head of page listing titles in the Children’s Library and another pasted to opposing blank page, few minor smudges to margins, covers rubbed and tips a little frayed, still about very good. FORD MADOX FORD'S FIRST BOOK--AN INTERESTING COPY WHICH MAY REVEAL MUCH ABOUT THE PRINTING HISTORY OF THIS BOOK.

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ZEPPELIN NIGHTS: A London Entertainment. Ford Madox Ford, Ford Madox Hueffer, Violet Hunt. ZEPPELIN NIGHTS: A London Entertainment.
London/ New York: John Lane, 1916. First edition. London during the WWI and the impact of air raids and air attacks on the populace. Variant binding of bright blue cloth with gilt on front and spine. Harvey [A49] notes a presentation copy in the Naumburg Collection in the same binding with ads at rear torn out, as they are in this copy. A Merchant Marine copy with two stamps on front endpaper and unrelated small bookplate on front pastedown. Good only, with covers worn.

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THE TRAIL OF THE BARBARIANS; Being "L'Outrage des Barbares." Ford Madox Ford, Ford Madox Hueffer, Pierre Loti. THE TRAIL OF THE BARBARIANS; Being "L'Outrage des Barbares."
London: Longman, Green and Co. 1917. First edition. This relatively scarce pamphlet printing Ford's translation of Pierre Loti's work is heavily illustrated with photographs of the devastation to France by Germans during WW1. In his introduction, Ford says "today the tall wheat rises over that field behind Becourt Wood; for in France nothing is irreparable, since France possesses the secret of eternal life." Light, "U" shaped stain on front cover, otherwise very good in stapled paperwraps with a few creases to the covers. "IN FRANCE NOTHING IS IRREPARABLE, SINCE FRANCE POSSESSES THE SECRET OF ETERNAL LIFE"

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BETWEEN ST. DENNIS AND ST. GEORGE: A Sketch of Three Civilisations. Ford Madox Ford, Ford Madox Hueffer. BETWEEN ST. DENNIS AND ST. GEORGE: A Sketch of Three Civilisations.
London, New York, Toronto: Hodder and Stoughton [George H. Doran Company], 1915. First U.S. edition. Not recorded in Harvey [A48]. Issued with British sheets, including the Hodder & Stoughton title page; in red cloth (vs grayish-brown) with Doran imprint at base of spine; lettered in black on front cover and in gilt on spine (the London edition is lettered in black on front and spine). The companion volume to WHEN BLOOD IS THEIR ARGUMENT, which was published earlier the same year. Light crease to front board, otherwise very good with spine just a little dulled. NOT RECORDED IN HARVEY.

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CINQUE PORTS. Ford Madox Ford, Ford Madox Hueffer. CINQUE PORTS.
London: Blackwood and Sons, 1900. First edition, one of only 525 copies [Harvey A8]. Cinque Ports is a confederation of maritime towns and coastal villages in Kent and Sussex originally formed for military and trade purposes. It lies at the eastern end of the English Channel, where the crossing to the continent is narrowest, and includes Hastings, New Romney, Hythe, Dover, and Sandwich. Ford lived in the area for several years among a group of writers including, most famously, Henry James, H.G. Wells and Joseph Conrad. (But Ford is the only one to have contributed to the literature on the area.) Illustrated by William Hyde with 14 gorgeous tissue-protected photogravure plates and 19 drawings in the text. 4to, (approximately 11 x 8"); 403 pages including index. Tan cloth lettered and with front cover illustration in gilt. Top edge gilt, others uncut; red endpapers. Two minor bumps to cloth cover edges, otherwise near fine to fine. A WRITERS PARADISE?

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