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Rare and Used Books Since 2005

  • Watership Down by Richard Adams

    Beautiful 1974 Macmillan first US printing, signed by the author.

     

    This modern classic about the struggles and triumphs of a small community of rabbits in the English countryside has become the childhood favorite for generations of readers.

     

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  • The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

    Gorgeous first printing of this interstellar adventure tale by legendary author Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

     

    Published in 1959 by Dell, this paperback is in very good condition and highly coveted by members of our staff...

     

    A tour-de-force of science fiction literature and a must-have for any Vonnegut collector.

     

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  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson

    "A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream".

     

    This stunning first edition was published in 1971 by Random House and is illustrated by the incomparable Ralph Steadman.

     

    An essential commentary on 60s culture and American excess, it is Thompson's most famous work.

     

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  • Adventures in the Mines or Perils of the Underground by T.T. O'Malley

    "The great mining disasters of the world from 1812 to the present times. Recorded and described in vivid pictures."

     

    This unusual volume from Werner Printing and Litho Company was published in 1892.

     

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  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

    This 1949 volume with updated cover-art was released by Northern Publishing Co. to coincide with the Paramount Studios adaptation of the already-classic novel.

     

    A jazz-age tale of obsession and tragedy, The Great Gatsby captures the spirit of the roaring 20s and the alien affluence of the Hamptons in a story filled with mystery and regret.

     

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  • Visions of Cody by Jack Kerouac

    Written in 1952, this first edition copy of Kerouac's stream-of conciousness novel was not published until 1972.

     

    This hardback book by McGraw-Hill is in very good condition with a beautifully styled dust jacket.

     

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  • Scrambles Amongst the Alps by Edward Whymper

    Explorer and illustrator Edward Whymper created this gorgeous book in the 1890s to chronicle his travels and adventures in the Alps.

     

    Published by the Burrows Brothers Company of Ohio, this volume is filled with beautiful drawings highlighted in delicated silver. A real conversation piece.

     

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