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Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers Rare Books & Collectibles Live Webcast Auction 30 May 2017 10:00 BST
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O'Hara (John) Ten North Frederick, 8vo L. 1956; Ourselves to Know, 8vo L. 1960; Assembly, 8vo L.

Lot 1

O'Hara (John) Ten North Frederick, 8vo L. 1956; Ourselves to Know, 8vo L. 1960; Assembly, 8vo L. 1961; The Big Laugh, 8vo L. 1962; The Ewings, 8vo...

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Taylor (George) An Historical Account..

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Taylor (George) An Historical Account.. of the Rebellion in the County of Wexford in the Year 1798, 8vo, D. 1800, First Edn., engd. fold. frontis,...

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Munro (Donald) A Treatise on Mineral Waters, 2 vols., L. 1770, First Edn., hf.

Lot 3

Munro (Donald) A Treatise on Mineral Waters, 2 vols., L. 1770, First Edn., hf. title, full calf, gilt decor. spines, mor. labels, minor wear. (2)

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Directory: The Post Office Almanack and Directory for 1846, sm. 8vo D. (Purdon Bros.) 1846.

Lot 4

Directory: The Post Office Almanack and Directory for 1846, sm. 8vo D. (Purdon Bros.) 1846. Red & bl. title with vignette of the G.P.O., lacks map...

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[Anon] Hortus Anglicus; or The Modern English Garden: 2 vols., 12mo. L. (F.C. & J.

Lot 5

[Anon] Hortus Anglicus; or The Modern English Garden: 2 vols., 12mo. L. (F.C. & J. Rivington) 1822, First Edn., contemp. blind tooled & gilt decor...

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Hearn (Lafcadio) Kokoro - Hints and Echoes of Japanese Inner Life, 8vo L. & N.Y.

Lot 6

Hearn (Lafcadio) Kokoro - Hints and Echoes of Japanese Inner Life, 8vo L. & N.Y. (Harper & Brothers) 1898 (Pirate Edn.), uncut, red cloth, gilt le...

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Extremely Rare Report - The Belfast Pogrom,

Lot 7

Extremely Rare Report - The Belfast Pogrom, 1920 - 1922 Only a Handful of which were for Private Distribution Northern Ireland: Kenna (G.B.) [Fr....

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The Author's First Book Algren (Nelson) Somebody in Boots, 8vo N.Y.

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The Author's First Book Algren (Nelson) Somebody in Boots, 8vo N.Y. (The Vanguard Press) 1935, First Edn., with a m/ss postcard signed with sketc...

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Mullen (Pat) Hero Bread, 8vo L. (Faber & Faber Ltd.) 1936, First Edn.

Lot 9

Mullen (Pat) Hero Bread, 8vo L. (Faber & Faber Ltd.) 1936, First Edn., inscribed with lengthy dedit note on f.e.p. to a Mr. & Mrs. Meadows, origin...

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Koestler (Arthur) Darkness at Noon, 8vo, N.Y. 1941, cloth & d.j. (frayed); Scum of the Earth, 8vo L.

Lot 10

Koestler (Arthur) Darkness at Noon, 8vo, N.Y. 1941, cloth & d.j. (frayed); Scum of the Earth, 8vo L. 1941, cloth & d.j. (some fraying); otherwise ...

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Bellow (Saul) The Adventures of Augie March, 8vo L. (1954); Humboldt's Gift, 8vo N.Y.

Lot 11

Bellow (Saul) The Adventures of Augie March, 8vo L. (1954); Humboldt's Gift, 8vo N.Y. 1975; The Dean's December, 8vo L. 1982; Kerouac (Jack) Visio...

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Steinbeck (John) Sweet Thursday, 8vo, N.Y. (The Viking Press) 1954, First Edn. hf.

Lot 12

Steinbeck (John) Sweet Thursday, 8vo, N.Y. (The Viking Press) 1954, First Edn. hf. title, decor oatmeal cloth & pictorial dust wrappers. Clean Cop...

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Hemingway (Ernest) To Have and Have Not, N.Y. (Scribner 1937) First Edn., with Scribner code "A".

Lot 13

Hemingway (Ernest) To Have and Have Not, N.Y. (Scribner 1937) First Edn., with Scribner code "A". V.g. in cloth, unclipped d.w. spine ends bumped,...

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Hemingway (Ernest) In Our Time (Cape 1926) First UK Edn. Near v.g.

Lot 14

Hemingway (Ernest) In Our Time (Cape 1926) First UK Edn. Near v.g. in original green cloth, lacks d.w. Endpapers and prelims, age-toned, spine ...

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Rare First Edition - Poetry Hemingway (Ernest) God Rest You Merry Gentlemen,

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Rare First Edition - Poetry Hemingway (Ernest) God Rest You Merry Gentlemen, (House of Books 1933) First Edn. No 258 of Limited Edition 300. In o...

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Stephens (James) Here are Ladies, L. 1914; The Demi-Gods, L. 1914; The Charwoman's Daughter, L.

Lot 16

Stephens (James) Here are Ladies, L. 1914; The Demi-Gods, L. 1914; The Charwoman's Daughter, L. 1917; The Crock of Gold, L. 1918; Reincarations, L...

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Farrell (James T.) Studs Lonigan, 8vo L. (Constable) 1936, cloth (yellow text), decor. d.j.

Lot 17

Farrell (James T.) Studs Lonigan, 8vo L. (Constable) 1936, cloth (yellow text), decor. d.j. (minor fraying); No Star Is Lost, 8vo L. (Constable) 1...

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Huxley (Aldous) Along the Road, Notes & Essays of A Tourist, 8vo L.

Lot 18

Huxley (Aldous) Along the Road, Notes & Essays of A Tourist, 8vo L. (Chatto & Windus) 1925, cloth & d.j.; Island, 8vo L. (Chatto & Windus) 1962, c...

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Signed by The Author Algren (Nelson) Never Come Morning, 8vo N.Y.

Lot 19

Signed by The Author Algren (Nelson) Never Come Morning, 8vo N.Y. 1942, signed; The Neon Wilderness, 8vo N.Y. 1947, signed; The Man with the Gold...

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Wingfield (Shelia) A Cloud Across The Sun, 8vo L. 1949; Beat Drum Beat Heat, 8vo L.

Lot 20

Wingfield (Shelia) A Cloud Across The Sun, 8vo L. 1949; Beat Drum Beat Heat, 8vo L. 1946; Poems, 8vo L. (Cresset & Press) n.d.; A Kite's Dinner, P...

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Lee (Laurie) Cider with Rosie, 8vo, L. (The Hogarth Press) 1959, First Edn., frontis, cloth & d.j.

Lot 21

Lee (Laurie) Cider with Rosie, 8vo, L. (The Hogarth Press) 1959, First Edn., frontis, cloth & d.j., clean; As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning, ...

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Berryman (John) Delusions, etc, 8vo N.Y.

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Berryman (John) Delusions, etc, 8vo N.Y. 1972; His Toy, His Dream, His Rest, 8vo 1968; Recovery, 8vo N.Y. 1973; Henry's Fate, 8vo N.Y. 1977, all c...

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Author's First Three Novels Amis (Martin) The Rachel Papers (Jonathan Cape 1973) First UK.

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Author's First Three Novels Amis (Martin) The Rachel Papers (Jonathan Cape 1973) First UK. Signed, dated 11. 2. 86 to ffep, v.g./ in cloth, d.w. i...

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Simmons (James) No Ties, Ulsterman Publication 1970, First Edn.

Lot 24

Simmons (James) No Ties, Ulsterman Publication 1970, First Edn., wrappers; Songs for Derry, Ulsterman Publication, n.d. illus., wrappers; The Long...

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Hewitt (John) Out of My Time, Belfast 1974. First Signed Pres. Copy; The Rain Dance, Belfast 1978.

Lot 25

Hewitt (John) Out of My Time, Belfast 1974. First Signed Pres. Copy; The Rain Dance, Belfast 1978. Signed Pres. Copy; Time Enough, Belfast 1976; K...

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First Edition Signed Amis (Kingsley) Bright November (Fortune Press, n.d.

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First Edition Signed Amis (Kingsley) Bright November (Fortune Press, n.d.) [1947], Signed on title, v.g. in cloth, d.w. Liquid staining to spine o...

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Steinbeck (John) Cannery Row - A New Novel, 8vo, L. (Wm. Heinemann) 1945, First UK Edn.

Lot 27

Steinbeck (John) Cannery Row - A New Novel, 8vo, L. (Wm. Heinemann) 1945, First UK Edn., yellow cloth, d.j.; Burning Bright, A Play in Story Form,...

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Christie (Agatha) The Hound of Death and other Stories, 8vo L. (Odhams Press Ltd.) 1933, First Edn.

Lot 28

Christie (Agatha) The Hound of Death and other Stories, 8vo L. (Odhams Press Ltd.) 1933, First Edn., maroon cloth, d.j., worn. (1)

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[Folio Editions] Fitzgerald (F. Scott)

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[Folio Editions] Fitzgerald (F. Scott) The Great Gatsby,; The Side of Paradise; Tender Is the Night,; Tales of The Jazz Age, all 8vo, cloth & deco...

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Very fine Signed Copy Bell (Sam Hanna) The Hollow Ball, A Novel. L. 1961. First Edn.

Lot 30

Very fine Signed Copy Bell (Sam Hanna) The Hollow Ball, A Novel. L. 1961. First Edn., signed on title & again on dedit. leaf 'To John Boyd and J....

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Bell (Sam Hanna) Summer Loanen and other Stories, Newcastle (Mourne Press) 1943. First Edn., port.

Lot 31

Bell (Sam Hanna) Summer Loanen and other Stories, Newcastle (Mourne Press) 1943. First Edn., port. frontis with Signed Christmas Card, & orig. por...

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Betjeman (John) English, Scottish and Welsh Landscape 1700 - 1860, 8vo L.

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Betjeman (John) English, Scottish and Welsh Landscape 1700 - 1860, 8vo L. 1944; Poems in the Porch, 8vo L. 1954; John Betjemans Collected Poems, 8...

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Frost (Robert) A Witness Tree, 8vo L. (J. Cape) 1943; Auden (W.H.) Poems, 8vo L.

Lot 33

Frost (Robert) A Witness Tree, 8vo L. (J. Cape) 1943; Auden (W.H.) Poems, 8vo L. (Faber & Faber) 1930, Reprint; Mountains, 8vo L. (Faber) [1954], ...

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Betjeman (John) Summoned by Bells, 8vo, L. 1960, First Edn., cloth & d.j.; Summond by Bells, 8vo L.

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Betjeman (John) Summoned by Bells, 8vo, L. 1960, First Edn., cloth & d.j.; Summond by Bells, 8vo L. 1960, Signed Ltd. Edn. 125 Copies, full green ...

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Betjeman (John) Ghastly Good Taste,

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Betjeman (John) Ghastly Good Taste, or a Depressing Story of the Rise and Fall of English Architecture, 4to L. (Anthony Blond) 1970, Signed Ltd. E...

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Signed by Author Johnston (Denis) The Brazen Horn, sm. folio D. (Dolmen Editions XXII) 1976.

Lot 36

Signed by Author Johnston (Denis) The Brazen Horn, sm. folio D. (Dolmen Editions XXII) 1976. First Edn., Limited 1050 Copies, Signed, illus., clo...

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With Hand-Coloured Maps Scale (Bernard) An Hibernian Atlas: or General Description of the Kingdom

Lot 37

With Hand-Coloured Maps Scale (Bernard) An Hibernian Atlas: or General Description of the Kingdom of Ireland. 4to L. 1776. First Edn., engd. titl...

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Dubourdieu (Rev. J.) Statistical Survey of the County of Down, 8vo, D.

Lot 38

Dubourdieu (Rev. J.) Statistical Survey of the County of Down, 8vo, D. (Graisberry & Campbell) 1802, First Edn., engd. frontis, errata leaf, lacks...

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Dubourdieu (John) Statistical Survey of the County of Antrim, 8vo D. 1812. First Edn. lg. fold.

Lot 39

Dubourdieu (John) Statistical Survey of the County of Antrim, 8vo D. 1812. First Edn. lg. fold. map of county, 17 litho plts. (10 fold), cont. hf....

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Political Pamphlet: Co. Antrim: [Hughes (J.?]

Lot 40

Political Pamphlet: Co. Antrim: [Hughes (J.)?] A Collection of All The Authenticated Public Addresses, Resolutions, and Advertisements .. .Electio...

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Heaney (Seamus) The Burial at Thebes - Sophocles Antigone, 8vo L. (Faber & Faber) 2004, Signed Ltd.

Lot 41

Heaney (Seamus) The Burial at Thebes - Sophocles Antigone, 8vo L. (Faber & Faber) 2004, Signed Ltd. Edn., 182 (250) Copies, cloth backed boards & ...

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Pincher (Chapman) The Penthouse Conspirators, 8vo L. (M. Joseph) 1970 First Edn.,; Green (H.

Lot 42

Pincher (Chapman) The Penthouse Conspirators, 8vo L. (M. Joseph) 1970 First Edn.,; Green (H.) Nothing, 8vo N.Y. (Viking 1950), First Edn.; Mankowi...

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Trevor (William) & Hogarth (Paul)illus.

Lot 43

Trevor (William) & Hogarth (Paul)illus. The Piano Tuner's Wives, 8vo Hamphsire (Clarian Publishing) [1996], Signed by the author & artist, Ltd. E...

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Signed by the Author Boyne (John) The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, 8vo,

Lot 44

Signed by the Author Boyne (John) The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, 8vo, Oxford (David Fielding) 2006, Signed by the Author, grey boards, d.j. Clea...

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Heaney (Seamus) Finders Keepers, Selected Prose 1971 - 2001, thick 8vo, L.

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Heaney (Seamus) Finders Keepers, Selected Prose 1971 - 2001, thick 8vo, L. 2002; District & Circle, 8vo, 2006; The Redress of Poetry, 8vo N.Y. 199...

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From Lady Gregory's Library [Gregory (Lady A.)] Dowden (Edward) Fragments from Old Letters E.D.

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From Lady Gregory's Library [Gregory (Lady A.)] Dowden (Edward) Fragments from Old Letters E.D. to E.D.W. 1869 -1892, L. 1914. First Edn. Inscri...

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Mc Almon (Robert) A Hasty Bunch, 8vo, Privately Printed Dijon (Darantiere) c.

Lot 47

Mc Almon (Robert) A Hasty Bunch, 8vo, Privately Printed Dijon (Darantiere) c. 1922, Signed Presentation Copy, together with the flyer "From an Eng...

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Macken (Walter) I am Alone, 8vo L. 1949; Sullivan, 8vo L. 1957; Seek The Fair Land, 8vo L.

Lot 48

Macken (Walter) I am Alone, 8vo L. 1949; Sullivan, 8vo L. 1957; Seek The Fair Land, 8vo L. 1959; Trevor (William) Mrs. Eckdorf in O'Neill Hotel, 8...

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Hayward (Richard) Munster and the City of Cork, 8vo L. (Phoenix House) 1964, First Edn.

Lot 49

Hayward (Richard) Munster and the City of Cork, 8vo L. (Phoenix House) 1964, First Edn., Signed by the Author & Illustrator (Raymond Piper), all c...

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Collection of Signed First Editions Francis (Dick) Nerve (London 1964) First Edn. Signed, v.g.

Lot 50

Collection of Signed First Editions Francis (Dick) Nerve (London 1964) First Edn. Signed, v.g. ; For Kicks (London 1965) First Edn. Signed, v....

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Johnston (Denis) The Moon in the Yellow River and The Old Lady Says No! Two Plays, L.

Lot 51

Johnston (Denis) The Moon in the Yellow River and The Old Lady Says No! Two Plays, L. 1932; Storm Song and A Bride for the Unicorn. Two Plays, L. ...

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Le Carre (John) The Spy who came in from the Cold, 8vo, L. (Victor Gollancz) 1963, First Edn.

Lot 52

Le Carre (John) The Spy who came in from the Cold, 8vo, L. (Victor Gollancz) 1963, First Edn., ( Fourth Impression ) with author's signature tippe...

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Rowling (J.K.) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, thick 8vo, L. 2000, decor. boards & d.j.

Lot 53

Rowling (J.K.) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, thick 8vo, L. 2000, decor. boards & d.j.; Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, thick 8vo, L...

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Whelan (K.) & Others, 1798 A Bicentenary Perspective, 4to D. (Four Courts Press) 2003, Signed Ltd.

Lot 54

Whelan (K.) & Others, 1798 A Bicentenary Perspective, 4to D. (Four Courts Press) 2003, Signed Ltd. Edn. 39 (100), cloth & slipcase; together with ...

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Illustrated Volumes: Wilde (Oscar) The Picture of Dorian Gray, 8vo L. (John Lane) 1925.

Lot 55

Illustrated Volumes: Wilde (Oscar) The Picture of Dorian Gray, 8vo L. (John Lane) 1925. Authorized Edn., illus. by Henry Keen, frontis & other fin...

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Greene (Graham) Childrens Series The Little Train,

Lot 56

Greene (Graham) Childrens Series The Little Train, The Little Fire Engine; The Little Horse Bus; The Little Steam Roller, all oblong 4to, L. (Bod...

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The Collected Works of Samuel Beckett Beckett (Samuel) The Collected Works of Samuel Beckett,

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The Collected Works of Samuel Beckett Beckett (Samuel) The Collected Works of Samuel Beckett, 13 vols., 8vo N.Y. (Grove Press) 1970, Signed Ltd. ...

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Limited Edition Signed by Samuel Beckett Beckett (Samuel) No's Knife, 8vo L.

Lot 58

Limited Edition Signed by Samuel Beckett Beckett (Samuel) No's Knife, 8vo L. (Calder & Boyers) 1967, Series A. Ltd. Edn. 16 (100), signed by the ...

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Rare First Edition [Evans (Mary Anne)] 'George Eliot' Adam Bede, 3 vols. 8vo Edin. & L. (Wm.

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Rare First Edition [Evans (Mary Anne)] 'George Eliot' Adam Bede, 3 vols. 8vo Edin. & L. (Wm. Blackwood & Sons) 1859. First Edn. 3 hf. titles, 16pp...

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Grey (Zane) Riders of the Purple Sage, 8vo, N.Y. (Grosset & Dunlop) 1912, First Edn.

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Grey (Zane) Riders of the Purple Sage, 8vo, N.Y. (Grosset & Dunlop) 1912, First Edn., purple text, grey cloth, pictorial decor. d.j., clean copy. ...

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