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THE SHIP'S ORCHESTRA. Roy Fisher, David Jones. THE SHIP'S ORCHESTRA.
London: Fulcrum Press, (1966). First edition. Dust jacket and frontispiece from a wood engraving by artist David Jones. "A poet of international reputation has broken through the barrier between poetry and prose with this disturbing and original volume" (from the dust jacket flap). Fine in near fine dust jacket.

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ADAM AND THE SERPENT. Vardis Fisher. ADAM AND THE SERPENT.
Caldwell, Idaho/New York: Caxton Printers/Vanguard Press, 1947. First edition. Minor cover wear, otherwise fine in a near fine, bright dust jacket with the barest wear.

[Book #52056]       Price: $75.00
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DARK BRIDWELL. Vardis Fisher. DARK BRIDWELL.
New York: Houghton Mifflin Co. 1931. First edition. Spine very slightly faded with minor wear at ends, otherwise fine in very lightly soiled dust jacket slightly tanned at spine, with eighth-inch chipped from head of spine, small chip from base and few small tears. An attractive copy. Scarce.

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DARKNESS AND THE DEEP. Vardis Fisher. DARKNESS AND THE DEEP.
New York: Vanguard Press, (1943). First edition. The first volume in Fisher's "Testament of Man" series. Blue cloth with very minor fading on edges, otherwise near fine; in very good dust jacket with minor edge wear and one small scratach on spine. A nice looking copy.

[Book #49713]       Price: $120.00
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PASSIONS SPIN THE PLOT. Vardis Fisher. PASSIONS SPIN THE PLOT.
Caldwell, Idaho/New York: Caxton Printers/Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc. 1934. First edition. The second book in the Vridar Hunter tetralogy, which also included IN TRAGIC LIFE, WE ARE BETRAYED, and NO VILLIAN NEED BE. About fine in dust jacket with minor edge wear.

[Book #49716]       Price: $200.00
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"Boil Some Water --- Lot's of It": In Esquire Magazine. F. Scott Fitzgerald, Chester Himes. "Boil Some Water --- Lot's of It": In Esquire Magazine.
Chicago: Esquire Magazine, 1940. First edition. March issue. First appearance of the story. Also includes an early Himes story, "Marihuana and a Pistol." The barest edge wear, otherwise fine in large perfect-bound pictorial wraps.

[Book #39644]       Price: $100.00
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"The Guest in Room Nineteen": In Esquire Magazine. F. Scott Fitzgerald, Morley Callahan, Louis Paul, John Dos Passos. "The Guest in Room Nineteen": In Esquire Magazine.
Chicago: Esquire Magazine, 1937. First edition. October issue. First appearance of the story. Also includes Dos Passos's "Introduction to Civil War," "The Cheat's Remorse" by Callahan, and "Sunday in the Country" by Louis Paul. Minor edge wear, otherwise fine in large, stapled, pictorial wraps.

[Book #39647]       Price: $50.00
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"Pat Hobby and Orson Welles": In Esquire Magazine. F. Scott Fitzgerald, Langston Hughes. "Pat Hobby and Orson Welles": In Esquire Magazine.
Chicago: Esquire Magazine, 1940. First edition. May issue. First appearance of the story. Also includes Hughes's poem "Seven Moment's of Love." The barest edge wear, otherwise fine in large perfect-bound pictorial wraps.

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APG 090.4 (2011). F. Scott Fitzgerald. APG 090.4 (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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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.

[Book #53608]       Price: $200.00
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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.

[Book #52276]       Price: $200.00
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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.

[Book #52275]       Price: $250.00
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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.

[Book #49407]       Price: $200.00
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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.

[Book #53593]       Price: $350.00
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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.

[Book #49430]       Price: $100.00
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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.

[Book #49672]       Price: $125.00
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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.

[Book #49671]       Price: $100.00
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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.

[Book #49255]       Price: $100.00
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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.

[Book #36069]       Price: $150.00
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