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APG 204.0 (2007). V. S. Naipaul. APG 204.0 (2007) 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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HALF A LIFE; A Novel. V. S. Naipaul. HALF A LIFE; A Novel.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2001. Second printing of the first American edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Fine in dust jacket.

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MR. STONE AND THE KNIGHTS COMPANION. V. S. Naipaul. MR. STONE AND THE KNIGHTS COMPANION.
New York: MacMillan Co. (1964). First U.S. edition. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with rubbing, light soiling and a skinned mark on front panel. Still a nice copy.

[Book #35375]       Price: $100.00
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THE FIGHT AT DAME EUROPA'S SCHOOL: Showing How the German Boy Thrashed the French Boy; And How the English Boy Looked On. Thomas Nast, illustrator, by H. W. Pullen. THE FIGHT AT DAME EUROPA'S SCHOOL: Showing How the German Boy Thrashed the French Boy; And How the English Boy Looked On.
New York: Francis B. Felt & Co. (1871). First U.S. edition, and first illustrated. "The Nast Edition" in original paperwraps. Pullen's satiric take on the Franco-Prussian War, casting European countries as schoolchildren was first published in 1870 in London. This U.S. edition adds illustrations by Nast. Advertised in Edward Bulwer-Lytton's THE COMING RACE (Felt & Co., 1871) as "The book of the season" and "Bound in cloth, 50 cents. Illustrated Paper Cover, 25 cents." Good only with old paper-tape at spine fold, few loose pages, covers tanned, and corners chipped. Exceedingly scarce in the original paperwraps.

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THE AMERICAN SPECTATOR YEAR BOOK. George Jean Nathan, Eugene O'Neill. THE AMERICAN SPECTATOR YEAR BOOK.
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1934. First edition. Eugene O'Neill's personal copy with his bookplate on front pastedown. Hinges just beginning to crack, small strip of paper residue on front endpaper, small stain to darkened page top edges, spine gilt scuffed but still legible, corners rubbed, boards somewhat soiled, otherwise very good. Lacking the dust jacket.

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LINDEN HILLS. Gloria Naylor. LINDEN HILLS.
New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1985. First edition. INSCRIBED on front endpaper "To Doris [Grumbach] | A sister in | the arts | Gloria Naylor". Fine in dust jacket with touch of edge wear to top edge of spine and two closed tears on rear panel edge.

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THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE. Gloria Naylor. THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE.
London: Hodder and Stoughton, (1983). First UK edition of the AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Tiny nick in rear spine gutter, otherwise fine in dust jacket with tiny closed tear to front spine fold, and short split in front flap with tiny nick at top.

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THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE. Gloria Naylor. THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE.
New York: Viking Press, (1982). First edition of the author's first book. Adapted into a 1989 TV movie with Oprah Winfrey, Robin Givens, Paul Winfield, and Cicely Tyson. Made into a play that we attended -- it translated to the stage very well. Fine in dust jacket.

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UNEXPECTED PLEASURES. Phyllis Naylor. UNEXPECTED PLEASURES.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1986). First edition. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the author on the title page: "To --- in appreciation - with best wishes always! Phyllis Naylor." Page edges slightly age darkened, otherwise fine in dust jacket with minor edge rubbing. Story set in the Chesapeake Bay area.

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THE SALT GARDEN: Poems. Howard Nemerov. THE SALT GARDEN: Poems.
Boston, Toronto: Little, Brown & Co. (1955). First edition. His third book of poetry. INSCRIBED "for Virginia Albee, with best wishes, Howard Nemerov 7 ii 55." The black paper-covered pictorial boards show wear on corners and spine ends; in dust jacket with matching wear and tape on verso at top of spine.

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A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE WORKS OF SIR ISAAC NEWTON. Isaac Newton, George J. Gray. A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE WORKS OF SIR ISAAC NEWTON.
(Mansfield Centre: Martino Publishing, 2004). A facsimile edition of the second edition, revised and enlarged from 1907. Second printing. Fine in hardcover, without dust jacket, as issued.

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DIPLOMACY. Nicolson Harold. DIPLOMACY.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1939). First American edition. The a-to-z guide on the proper conduct of foreign affairs. Near fine, with former owner's label on pastedown, in good dust jacket with spine faded to white, author and title unreadable, some rubbing to front panel, small chips to top front corners, 1/4" closed tear on back panel.

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REAL PEACE. Richard Nixon. REAL PEACE.
New York: No-Publisher, (1983). First edition. An outline of his geopolitical strategy, SIGNED BY NIXON. Tipped-in slip states this is one of a limited number of copies being sent to "community and opinion leaders around the United States." Reportedly this edition was limited to only 1,000 copies, though there is no indication of this in the book. No publisher indicated and copyright states "First printing September 1983," whereas the regular trade edition was published by Little, Brown the following year. Fine in near fine dust jacket with minor wear on corners and spine ends.

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PITCAIRN'S ISLAND [Armed Services Edition]. Charles Nordhoff, , James Norman Hall. PITCAIRN'S ISLAND [Armed Services Edition].
New York: Editions for the Armed Services, Inc. [1945]. First edition thus: pocket-sized Armed Services Edition number 725. Copyright is 1934 but actually published 1945, according to OCLC. Near fine with touch of rubbing and minor creasing.

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THE NORTHERN LIGHTS. Howard Norman. THE NORTHERN LIGHTS.
New York: Summit Books, (1987). First edition. AUTHOR'S FIRST NOVEL, preceded only by two translations from North Canadian Algonquin languages. Uncorrected proofs. Near fine in light blue paperwraps with background of spine and top edge of rear panel very slightly faded.

[Book #33811]       Price: $125.00
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THE OCTOPUS A Story of California. Frank Norris. THE OCTOPUS A Story of California.
New York: Doubleday Page & Co. 1901. First edition, first printing with all the points listed in BAL 15036, and there are quite a lot. Spine beginning to wear, dampstain to front and back endpapers at the inner upper corners and also visible on rear cover, otherwise about very good. Scarce.

[Book #52144]       Price: $250.00
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THE RED SOMBRERO. Nelson Nye. THE RED SOMBRERO.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, (1954). First edition. Tips slightly bumped and spine ends lightly rubbed, otherwise near fine in slightly rumpled dust jacket with light edgewear. A bright book and dust jacket, with silver lettering on book cover and spine especially bright and unrubbed.

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MR. SOUTH BURNED HIS MOUTH A Mystery Story. Gentry Nyland. MR. SOUTH BURNED HIS MOUTH A Mystery Story.
New York: William Morrow & Company, 1941. First edition. Advance copy with publication date "Jan - 2 1941" stamped on second front free endpaper. Very good or better in pictorial paperwraps with rubbing, light soiling and dampstain on back panel.

[Book #35060]       Price: $150.00
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PATRICK O'BRIAN: Critical Appreciations and a Bibliography. Patrick O'Brian, A. E. Cunningham. PATRICK O'BRIAN: Critical Appreciations and a Bibliography.
(West Yorkshire): The British Library, (1994). First edition. Number 16 of only 50 numbered copies SIGNED by Patrick O'Brian. Handsomely bound in three-quarter leather, with marbled endpapers and all edges gilt. Includes an autobiographical piece, four poems and two stories by O'Brian. Illustrated with a color frontis photograph and six black-and-white photographs of O'Brian, a profile of the H.M.S. Surprise and various black-and-white decorations.According to Arthur Cunningham the edition was produced in five different toned half-calf bindings, each with different endpapers - 10 each. 20 copies were given to the contributors and others and only 30 copies were offered for sale. Fine in slipcase. SIGNED BY O'BRIAN.

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"Wang Khan of the Elephants" in the THE BIG BOOK FOR SCOUTS. Patrick O'Brian, Richard Patrick Russ. "Wang Khan of the Elephants" in the THE BIG BOOK FOR SCOUTS.
London/Oxford: Humphrey Milford/University Press, (1936). First edition. Edited by Herbert Strang. Includes the second appearance of the first published story by Patrick O'Brian, "Wang Khan of the Elephants," which was written under the name Richard Patrick Russ. The first appearance was in a 1933 anthology for scouts. Gift inscription (a Christmas wish) on front pastedown, edges rubbed, faint foxing to page edges and prelims, otherwise very good.

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APG 165.1 (2011). Patrick O'Brian. APG 165.1 (2011) 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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CAESAR: The Life Story of a Panda Leopard; and HUSSEIN: An Entertainment. Patrick O'Brian. CAESAR: The Life Story of a Panda Leopard; and HUSSEIN: An Entertainment.
(London): The British Library, (1999). First edition thus, with a new introduction by the author. Two volumes. Second editions of O'Brian's first two books, which were originally published under the name Richard Patrick Russ in 1930 and 1938, respectively. Number 23 of 250 copies SIGNED BY O'BRIAN (of 1000 copies total). Quarter leather pictorial boards housed in publisher's red cloth slipcase with label. Fine.

[Book #54872]       Price: $300.00
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THE DIAMOND LENS And Other Stories. Fitz-James O'Brien. THE DIAMOND LENS And Other Stories.
New York: William Edwin Rudge, 1932. First Edition. One of 750 copies. Blue boards sunned on edges and spine, otherwise near fine. Lacking dust jacket.

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THE REMARKABLE MR. PENNYPACKER. Liam O'Brien. THE REMARKABLE MR. PENNYPACKER.
New York: Random House, (1954). First edition. Two very tiny tears to head of spine,otherwise near fine in price-clipped dust jacket with minor rubbing, orange background of spine faded and shallow chipping to spine ends and tips. Still, a bright, attractive copy with photographs from the production which starred Burgess Meredith.

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THE LINDBERGHS: The Story of a Distinguished Family. P. J. O'Brien, , Charles Lindbergh. THE LINDBERGHS: The Story of a Distinguished Family.
Philadephia: Universal Book and Bible House, (1935). First edition. A prospectus or salesman's dummy with order pages in back not filled in. About 40 pages of text and numerous photos. Very good to fine. Assume as issued without dust jacket.

[Book #54439]       Price: $100.00
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