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  • Rayner, Claire.
    GOWER STREET.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1973.) dj. Hardcover first edition - From the dustjacket: "Set against the sprawling London of the early years of the [19th] century, Gower Street magnificently re-creates the turbulent life of the theater and the medical world of the time as it follows the careers of two ambitious 'guttersnipes' who seek to make their fortunes: Abel Lackland, whose foray into bodysnatching awakens him to an interest in the sinister new art of surgery, and Lilith Lucas, born Lil Burnell, who will let nothing stand in the way of her rising to be queen of the English stage." A satisfying novel in itself, but also the first in a planned series that will trace the courses…

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    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1973.) dj. Hardcover first edition - From the dustjacket: "Set against the sprawling London of the early years of the [19th] century, Gower Street magnificently re-creates the turbulent life of the theater and the medical world of the time as it follows the careers of two ambitious 'guttersnipes' who seek to make their fortunes: Abel Lackland, whose foray into bodysnatching awakens him to an interest in the sinister new art of surgery, and Lilith Lucas, born Lil Burnell, who will let nothing stand in the way of her rising to be queen of the English stage." A satisfying novel in itself, but also the first in a planned series that will trace the courses of the two great dynasties founded by Lackland and Lucas. Wraparound dustjacket art by Brad Holland. 350 pp. ISBN: 0-671215507.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 32587
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  • GOWER STREET. by Rayner, Claire.
    Rayner, Claire.
    GOWER STREET.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1973.) dj. Hardcover first edition - From the dustjacket: "Set against the sprawling London of the early years of the [19th] century, Gower Street magnificently re-creates the turbulent life of the theater and the medical world of the time as it follows the careers of two ambitious 'guttersnipes' who seek to make their fortunes: Abel Lackland, whose foray into bodysnatching awakens him to an interest in the sinister new art of surgery, and Lilith Lucas, born Lil Burnell, who will let nothing stand in the way of her rising to be queen of the English stage." A satisfying novel in itself, but also the first in a planned series that will trace the courses…

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    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1973.) dj. Hardcover first edition - From the dustjacket: "Set against the sprawling London of the early years of the [19th] century, Gower Street magnificently re-creates the turbulent life of the theater and the medical world of the time as it follows the careers of two ambitious 'guttersnipes' who seek to make their fortunes: Abel Lackland, whose foray into bodysnatching awakens him to an interest in the sinister new art of surgery, and Lilith Lucas, born Lil Burnell, who will let nothing stand in the way of her rising to be queen of the English stage." A satisfying novel in itself, but also the first in a planned series that will trace the courses of the two great dynasties founded by Lackland and Lucas. Wraparound dustjacket art by Brad Holland. 350 pp. ISBN: 0-671215507.

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    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (remainder line.)

    Book ID: 44447
    View cart More details Price: $14.00
  • GOWER STREET. by Rayner, Claire.
    Rayner, Claire.
    GOWER STREET.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1973.) dj. Hardcover first edition - From the dustjacket: "Set against the sprawling London of the early years of the [19th] century, Gower Street magnificently re-creates the turbulent life of the theater and the medical world of the time as it follows the careers of two ambitious 'guttersnipes' who seek to make their fortunes: Abel Lackland, whose foray into bodysnatching awakens him to an interest in the sinister new art of surgery, and Lilith Lucas, born Lil Burnell, who will let nothing stand in the way of her rising to be queen of the English stage." A satisfying novel in itself, but also the first in a planned series that will trace the courses…

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    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1973.) dj. Hardcover first edition - From the dustjacket: "Set against the sprawling London of the early years of the [19th] century, Gower Street magnificently re-creates the turbulent life of the theater and the medical world of the time as it follows the careers of two ambitious 'guttersnipes' who seek to make their fortunes: Abel Lackland, whose foray into bodysnatching awakens him to an interest in the sinister new art of surgery, and Lilith Lucas, born Lil Burnell, who will let nothing stand in the way of her rising to be queen of the English stage." A satisfying novel in itself, but also the first in a planned series that will trace the courses of the two great dynasties founded by Lackland and Lucas. Wraparound dustjacket art by Brad Holland. 350 pp. ISBN: 0-671215507.

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    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 43992
    View cart More details Price: $16.00
  • MISFORTUNE. by Stace, Wesley (John Wesley Harding)
    Stace, Wesley (John Wesley Harding)
    MISFORTUNE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, 2005. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on the title page. First novel by the musician John Wesley Harding - a sprawling epic historical novel set in 19th century England, about an infant thrown on the rubbish heap after his mother dies during a botched abortion, rescued by a wealthy lord and raised as a girl and as heir to his fortune - until it becomes obvious that Rose is not, and never was, a girl. Illustrations by Abbey Tyson. 528 pp. ISBN: 0-316830348.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 38564
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  • MISFORTUNE. by Stace, Wesley (John Wesley Harding)
    Stace, Wesley (John Wesley Harding)
    MISFORTUNE.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Boston: Little Brown, (2005.). First novel by the musician John Wesley Harding - a sprawling epic historical novel set in 19th century England, about an infant thrown on the rubbish heap after his mother dies during a botched abortion, rescued by a wealthy lord and raised as a girl and as heir to his fortune - until it becomes obvious that Rose is not, and never was, a girl. Illustrations by Abbey Tyson. Suggestions for further reading. 528 pp. ISBN: 0-7394-62083.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 56903
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  • MISFORTUNE. by Stace, Wesley (John Wesley Harding)
    Stace, Wesley (John Wesley Harding)
    MISFORTUNE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, 2005. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - INSCRIBED on the title page "For... - best wishes" . First novel by the musician John Wesley Harding - a sprawling epic historical novel set in 19th century England, about an infant thrown on the rubbish heap after his mother dies during a botched abortion, rescued by a wealthy lord and raised as a girl and as heir to his fortune - until it becomes obvious that Rose is not, and never was, a girl. Illustrations by Abbey Tyson. 528 pp. ISBN: 0-316830348.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 39254
    View cart More details Price: $40.00
  • Stace, Wesley (John Wesley Harding)
    MISFORTUNE.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Jonathan Cape, (2005.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on the title page. First novel by the musician John Wesley Harding - a sprawling epic historical novel set in 19th century England, about an infant thrown on the rubbish heap after his mother dies during a botched abortion, rescued by a wealthy lord and raised as a girl and as heir to his fortune - until it becomes obvious that Rose is not, and never was, a girl. Illustrations by Abbey Tyson. 528 pp. Striking dust jacket design by Stephen Parker - however, Stace stated that he thought the brief biography on the back flap was very bad, and he contemptously drew an ink line through it. ISBN: 0-316830348.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 39255
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