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1 Carey, Peter Oscar and Lucinda
London Faber & Faber 1988 0571148123 / 9780571148127 First Edition Hard Cover 
[1988]. Near Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket. Bound in full blue cloth. The spine is stamped in white. Octavo. 512pps. First printing. The pages are slightly tanned (as is ever the case with this edition due to the acid content of the stock), and there is a small soil-mark, faint, near the margin of the rear free endpage. Otherwise clean, tight, and square. No previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, has touches of crinkling at the extremities; the original price (10.95) is intact. A very nice, collector's-quality copy of this Booker Award winner (Carey's first such award). ".This sweeping, irrepressibly inventive novel, is a romance, but a romance of the sort that could only take place in nineteenth-century Australia. For only on that sprawling continent -- a haven for misfits of both the animal and human kingdoms -- could a nervous Anglican minister who gambles on the instructions of the Divine become allied with a teenaged heiress who buys a glassworks to help liberate her sex. And only the prodigious imagination of Peter Carey could implicate Oscar and Lucinda in a narrative of love and commerce, religion and colonialism, that culminates in a half-mad expedition to transport a glass church across the Outback." Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. To assist with your decision, photos can be emailed upon request. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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2 Carey, Peter Oscar and Lucinda
London Faber & Faber 1988 0571148123 / 9780571148127 First Edition Hard Cover SIGNED by the Author
[1988]. Fine in a Fine dustjacket. Bound in full blue cloth. The spine is stamped in white. Octavo. 512pps. First printing. The pages are slightly tanned (as is ever the case with this edition due to the acid content of the stock), otherwise clean, tight, and square. All tips are sharp. The textblock is immaculate; no apparent reading wear and no previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, is still bright white and unusually pristine; the original price (10.95) is intact. SIGNED by the author -- without further inscription -- on the title-page. An excellent, collector's-quality copy of this Booker Award winner (Carey's first such award). ".This sweeping, irrepressibly inventive novel, is a romance, but a romance of the sort that could only take place in nineteenth-century Australia. For only on that sprawling continent -- a haven for misfits of both the animal and human kingdoms -- could a nervous Anglican minister who gambles on the instructions of the Divine become allied with a teenaged heiress who buys a glassworks to help liberate her sex. And only the prodigious imagination of Peter Carey could implicate Oscar and Lucinda in a narrative of love and commerce, religion and colonialism, that culminates in a half-mad expedition to transport a glass church across the Outback." Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. To assist with your decision, photos can be emailed upon request. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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3 Carey, Peter True History of the Kelly Gang
New York, NY, U.S.A. Alfred A. Knopf Incorporated 2000 0-375-41084-8 / 9780375410840 First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by the Author
Fine in a Fine dustjacket. Orange and black paper-covered boards. The spine is stamped in gilt. Octavo. Map-endpapers. 352pps. First American Edition. A beautiful, collector's-quality copy: clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. Yet to be read. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, is also as new; the original price is intact. SIGNED by the author -- without further inscription -- on the title-page. Winner of the 2001 Booker Prize (the author's second such prize).

"...Out of nineteenth-century Australia rides a hero of his people and a man for all nations. This is Ned Kelly's true confession, in his own words and written on the run for an infant daughter he has never seen. To the authorities, this son of dirt-poor Irish immigrants was a born thief and, ultimately, a cold-blooded murderer; to most other Australians, he was a scapegoat and a patriot persecuted by 'English' landlords and their agents..."

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Price: 75.00 USD
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4 Carey, Peter True History of the Kelly Gang
London Faber & Faber Ltd 2000 0571192165 / 9780571192168 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover SIGNED by the Author
Fine in a Fine dustjacket. Brown boards. The spine is stamped in beige. Beige endpapers. 352pps. There is slight rounding to the spine-ends, otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. Yet to be read and no previous ownership markings. The dustjacket is equally fine; the original price is intact. The scarce map is not laid in. SIGNED by the author -- without further inscription -- on the title-page. An excellent, collector's-quality copy. Winner of the Booker Prize (Carey's second such award).

"This is Ned Kelly's true confession, in his own words and written on the run for an infant daughter he has never seen. To the authorities, this son of dirt-poor Irish immigrants was a born thief and, ultimately, a cold-blooded murderer; to most other Australians, he was a scapegoat and patriot persecuted by 'English' landlords and their agents. With his brothers and two friends, Kelly eluded a massive police manhunt for twenty months, living by his wits and strong heart, supplementing his bushwhacking skills with ingenious bank robberies while enjoying the support of most everyone not in uniform. He declined to flee overseas when he could, bound to win his jailed mother's freedom by any means possible, including his own surrender."

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Price: 100.00 USD
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