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Pope John Paul II Signed Bible

The Bible:  Matthew Merian the Elder copper the bible 1630, this a facsimile edition of the original 1630 bible.  The bible is the German translation of the New Testament of Dr Martin Luther and contains 336 pages with 77 x 7 colour engravings.  The facsimile published by Mueller and Schindler Stuttgart, 250 exclusive editions for Continue Reading

Scott Carpenter is one of the original ‘Mercury Seven Astronauts’, including: L.Gordon Cooper, Jr, Walter M. Schirra, John Glenn, Jr., Donald K. ‘Deke’ Slayton, Alan B. Shepard, Jr, Virgil I. Grissom and Scott Carpenter. In this memoir, ‘For Spacious Skies: The Uncommon Journey Of A Mercury Astronaut’, was co-written with his daughter, Kris Stoever, describes Continue Reading

Stephen King ‘Tommyknockers’

First edition book – The Tommyknockers is a 1987 horror novel by Stephen King. While maintaining a horror style, the novel is more of an excursion into the realm of science fiction for King, as the residents of the Maine town of Haven gradually fall under the influence of a mysterious object buried in the Continue Reading

Thomas Lanier ‘Tennessee’ Williams III born on the 26th of March 1911 died on the 25th of February 1983.  Tennessee Williams was an American writer who worked principally as a playwright in the American theater.  He also wrote short stories, novels, poetry, essays, screenplays and a volume of memoirs.  His professional career lasted from the Continue Reading

The Doors Signed Book

The Doors first edition hardcover, first printing. Signed on the title page by three of The Doors in black felt tip by Robby Krieger and John Densmore, and in blue felt tip by Ray Manzarek. In fine condition, with some light rubbing and surface dings to covers.  Published by NY: Hyperion, in 2006.

The Edge Signed By Dick Francis

‘The Edge’ 16 x 24 cm hardcover book published by Michael Joseph London 1988 first edition.  Signed by the author Dick Francis in blue pen on the inside front title page.  A high-class, transcontinental horse-racing junket should be an idyllic getaway for the super-rich.  But one passenger on this train is a sociopath, a genius Continue Reading

The First Man In Rome by Colleen McCullough revolves around two main characters. Gaius Marius is a wealthy Plebian statesman and experienced army commander, whose further political ambitions have been foiled by the conservative aristocrats of the Senate, led by the Caecilii Metelli family. Marius is a “New Man,” a newcomer to wealth and power who Continue Reading

The Grass Crown by Colleen McCullough

The Grass Crown is the second historical novel in Colleen McCullough Masters of Rome series.  The novel opens shortly after the action of The First Man in Rome.  Gaius Marius and Lucius Cornelius Sulla eat dinner together with their wives, and discuss the threat presented by Mithridates VI of Pontus and Tigranes II of Armenia.  This Continue Reading

The Memoires of Field Marshal Montgomery

This a first edition second impression of Field Marshal Montgomery memories. Published by Collins London in 1958.  The book is in excellent condition, binding is tight all pages intact, with dust jacket.  Previous owner has inscribed the inside front cover.

The Myth of the 20th Century Signed by Alfred Rosenberg 13 x 19 cm 713 page hardcover book published in Munich in 1939.  Signed on the title page by Alfred Rosenburg in blue ink.  The book is in very good condition with tight binding; no dust jacket has some fading to the spine and all Continue Reading

The Satanic Verses signed by Salman Rushdie. This is a later printing second edition. Published by Viking Press, New York in 1989. the book is a hardcover with dust jacket. Flat signed on the title page in black ink. In fine condition. The Satanic Verses is Salman Rushdie’s fourth novel, first published in 1988 and inspired Continue Reading

The Works of Alfred lord Tennyson 1892

Alfred Lord Tennyson works in very beautifully bound 807 page book. Published by Macmillan and Co, New York in 1892.  The binding is very tight marbled pages are faded but very vivid for a book that is 120 years old.  Very nice marbled front and back boards with 98% of the original gilding intact.  Some knocks and Continue Reading

Truman Capote Book Music for Chameleons

In these gems of reportage Truman Capote takes true stories and real people and renders then with the stylistic brio we expect from great fiction.  Music for Chameleons is a collection of stories written by Truman Capote. HB and DJ in Very Good Condition. No writing no marks, spine is tight no loose or missing Continue Reading

Wilhelm Bodewin Gustav Keitel born on the 22nd of September 1882 executed on the 16th of October 1946. Wilhelm Keitel was a German field marshal (Generalfeldmarschall). As head of the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (Supreme Command of the Armed Forces) and de facto war minister, he was one of Germany’s most senior military leaders during World Continue Reading

William Somerset Maugham born 25 January 1874 died 16 December 1965 was an English playwright, novelist and short story writer. He was among the most popular writers of his era and reputedly the highest paid author during the 1930s. At the end of his years William Somerset Maugham wrote in his journal, ‘Throughout the ages Continue Reading

Yoshiko Uchida born November 24, 1921 died June 21, 1992.  The book is about; Young Koichi and his Samurai father come to America to establish a tea and silk-farm in post-gold rush California.  Yoshiko has flat-signed in blue ink on the half title page ‘ For Renee who helped me make Dec 1 a very Continue Reading