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The Envoy from Mirror City: An Autobiography: Volume Three

By: Frame, Janet

Price: NZ$43.50

Publisher: Auckland, Hutchinson of New Zealand: (1985)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4500

ISBN: 0091616905

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Owner's signature blacked out on front endpaper..No tears in dust wrapper. Vertical crease in rear flap of dust wrapper. Dust wrapper is not price-clipped. Dust wrapper protected in archival mylar cover. A clean copy. ; The first edition of the third volume of Frame's autobiography. True first edition, preceding both the UK and the US editions. 176 pages. Blue boards with gilt lettering on spine. View more info

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The Rainbirds

By: Frame, Janet

Price: NZ$58.00

Publisher: London, W. H. Allen: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17205

ISBN: 0491004117

Condition: Good in Fair dust jacket


Ex-library (Somerset County Council County Library). Library stamps and markings. Endpapers replaced. Dustjacket laminated to boards with adhesive plastic. Lacking the dustjacket flaps, although the blurb from the front flap has been pasted down onto the front endpaper. ; First printing. This UK edition preceded the publication of the New Zealand edition the following year. 206 pages. Page dimensions: 190 x 117mm. Although not one of Frame's earliest works, "The Rainbirds" is one of the harder-to-find titles in the first edition. Dustjacket art by Jenny Williams.; 8vo View more info

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The Lagoon

By: Frame, Janet

Price: NZ$761.25

Publisher: Christchurch, The Caxton Press: (1951)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20072

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


This copy is ex-library, from the Parlimentary Library, General Assembly Library of New Zealand. Black library stamp and call number on spine. Black Generaly Assembly Library stamp on front board. Library bookplate on front endpaper, "Withdrawn from Parliamentary Library" rubber stamp. Library notations to inner margin of page 9. Spine faded. No dust-jacket.; First printing. Relatively uncommon (the second edition of 1961 turns up much more frequently.) The author's first book. 130 pages. Papered boards with pale blue design. Blue cloth spine. Letterin in red on spine and front board. ... View more info

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The Edge of the Alphabet

By: Frame, Janet

Price: NZ$72.50

Publisher: Christchurch, New Zealand, Pegasus Press: (1962)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8961

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


Owner's signature. Adhesive tape stains to endpapers and to reverse of dust wrapper. Spotting to page edges. 1/2" tear at tail of front panel of dust wrapper. Dust wrapper protected in archival mylar cover. ; The New Zealand edition is the true first edition for this title. 224 pages. Red boards with gilt lettering on spine.; 8vo View more info

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Faces In The Water

By: Frame, Janet

Price: NZ$58.00

Publisher: Christchurch, Pegasus Press: (1961)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7516

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Owner's signature. Spine faded and marked. Marking to boards. Spotting to page edges. Spotting to preliminary and final leaves. ; 219 pages. Red papered boards with gilt lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 194mm x 128mm. ; 8vo View more info

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The Rainbirds

By: Frame, Janet

Price: NZ$232.00

Publisher: Christchurch, New Zealand, Pegasus: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10789

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


A 1/8" tear in edge of dust wrapper. No chips to dust wrapper. Small 1/2" stain to front panel of dust wrapper. Dustwrapper protected in archival mylar cover. No signatures.; First NZ edition. 206 pages. Mauve-grey boards with gilt titles on spine. Although not one of Frame's earliest works, this first NZ edition of "The Rainbirds" is one of her harder-to-find titles. ; 8vo View more info

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The Lagoon and Other Stories

By: Frame, Janet

Price: NZ$145.00

Publisher: Christchurch, The Caxton Press: 1961

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 5997

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Light spotting to page edges. Slight bumping to ends of spine. No dust wrapper. ; 123 pages. Green papered boards. Dimensions: 7 3/8" by 4 3/4". "The Lagoon" was Janet Frame's first published book. The scarce first edition was published in 1951. This second edition was published in 1961. ; 12mo View more info

The Edge of the Alphabet

By: Frame, Janet

Price: NZ$217.50

Publisher: Christchurch, New Zealand, Pegasus Press: (1962)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003983

Condition: Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket


The New Zealand edition is the true first edition for this title. 224 pages. Red boards with gilt lettering on spine. No signatures. Small bump to top corner of front board. Moderate spotting to page edges. 1/2" and smaller tears in edges of dust wrapper. 1/2" chip in front flap fold of dust wrapper. 1/4" chip at one corner of dust wrapper. Some rubbing and creasing to dust wrapper. ; 8vo View more info

Scented Gardens for the Blind

By: Frame, Janet

Price: NZ$42.05

Publisher: Christchurch, The Pegasus Press: (1963)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4536

Condition: Good in Poor dust jacket


No signatures. Page edges foxed and spotted. Dust wrapper in two pieces, with complete split along dust wrapper spine. Rear flap of dust wrapper nearly detached. Tape stains and paper and glue repairs to dust wrapper. 2" chip to rear panel of dust wrapper. Dust wrapper held together in archival mylar cover. A good reading copy of the first edition.; 192 pages. Red boards with gilt lettering on spine. Dimensions: 8" by 5 1/4". This New Zealand edition is the true first. The author's fifth book. "Erlene is in the next room. She sits, like a blind person, in the dark." - openi... View more info

The Lagoon and Other Stories

By: Frame, Janet

Price: NZ$188.50

Publisher: Christchurch, The Caxton Press: 1961

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 4646

Condition: Good in Fair dust jacket


Owner's signature. Moderate browning and spotting to page edges. Dust wrapper spine chipped with loss. Dust wrapper foxed and brittle, particularly at spine and margins. Dust wrapper protected in archival mylar cover.; 123 pages. Dimensions: 7 3/8" by 4 3/4". "The Lagoon" was Janet Frame's first published book. The scarce first edition was published in 1951. This second edition was published in 1961. It is a similar format to the first edition. ; 12mo View more info

A State of Siege

By: Frame, Janet

Price: NZ$31.90

Publisher: Christchurch, New Zealand, The Pegasus Press: (1967)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 5055

Condition: Fair in Poor dust jacket


Ex-library. Library stamps and markings. Library rubber stamps on page edges. Front free endpaper missing. Dust wrapper trimmed at edges. 2/3" surface chip to front panel of dust wrapper with some loss of text. Adhesive tape stains to boards and margins of dust wrapper. Dust wrapper protected in archival mylar cover. ; First NZ edition (NB: The US edition is the true first edition for this novel). 230 pages. Black cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine. "A South Pacific paradise. An island where storms were stormier, rain was rainier, sun was sunnier; where figs, bananas, passion ... View more info

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You Are Now Entering the Human Heart

By: Frame, Janet

Price: NZ$398.75

Publisher: Wellington, Victoria University Press: (1992)

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 11580

ISBN: 0864732384

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


No signatures. Some rubbing to margins of wrappers. ; This is a 1992 paperback reprint of a title originally published in 1983. This copy has been inscribed and signed by the author. The inscription reads "To Margaret Leaming with all good wishes from Janet Frame". Signed copies of Janet Frame's books are fairly uncommon. 203 pages. A collection of Frame's short stories. Illustration on front wrapper from a painting by Joanna Paul titled "On the Verandah, Barry's Bay".; Signed by Author View more info

The Adaptable Man

By: Frame, Janet

Price: NZ$34.80

Publisher: Christchurch, New Zealand, The Pegasus Press: (1965)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4932

Condition: Good+ in Poor dust jacket


Owner's ex-libris label on front endpaper. Some staining and spotting to page edges. Some loss to dust wrapper, including large surface chip to paper near tail of spine, and loss of some words on dust wrapper flaps. Some tape repairs to dust wrapper. Dust wrapper protected in archival mylar cover. ; This New Zealand edition is the true first edition. 270 pages. Black cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine. "A contemporary ingredient in the cauldron world of the witch-novelist is a pilot's thumb. Yet the old mixture remains: entrails, toads got from beneath a stone, fashionable racial sc... View more info

The Rainbirds

By: Frame, Janet

Price: NZ$235.63

Publisher: Christchurch, New Zealand, Pegasus: (1969)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12248

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


No signatures. Moderate foxing to top page edges. Some foxing to endpapers. Heavy fading to the purple coloured "rainbird" in the upper part of the dust wrapper spine (it has become more or less an "invisible bird"). No tears to dust wrapper. Dustwrapper protected in archival mylar cover. ; First New Zealand edition (previously published in the UK by W. H. Allen). 206 pages. Mauve-grey boards with gilt lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 197 x 125mm. This copy has loosely included a "Review Copy" slip from the Pegasus Press, which includes the details of the New Zeala... View more info

Scented Gardens for the Blind

By: Frame, Janet

Price: NZ$101.50

Publisher: Christchurch, The Pegasus Press: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003237

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


For this title, this New Zealand edition is the true first edition. 192 pages. Red boards with gilt lettering on spine. Some browning to page edges. Moderate spotting to top page edges. Boards clean and bright. Owner's signature on front free endpaper. 1/4" tears at head of dust wrapper spine. 1/2" tear in tail edge of dust wrapper. 1/2" tear and creasing near tail of dust wrapper spine. A few View more info

The Edge of the Alphabet

By: Frame, Janet

Price: NZ$116.00

Publisher: Christchurch, New Zealand, Pegasus Press: (1962)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002576

Condition: Good+ in Good dust jacket


The New Zealand edition is the true first edition for this title. 224 pages. Red boards with gilt lettering on spine. Owner's signature. Head and tail of spine faded. Binding tight. Some spotting to page edges. 3/8" missing at head of dustwrapper spine. 1/4" chips at tail of dustwrapper spine. 3/8" chips at corners of dustwrapper. 1/2" tears in edges of dustwrapper. Some rubbing to edges of dustwrapper. Small stain to verso of dustwrapper. Dustwrapper protected in archival mylar cover. ; 8vo View more info

Faces in the Water

By: Frame, Janet

Price: NZ$159.50

Publisher: Christchurch, New Zealand, Pegasus Press: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002568

Condition: Very Good- in Good dust jacket


The New Zealand edition is the true first edition for this title. 219 pages. Red boards with gilt lettering and rule on spine. Previous owner's signature on front free endpaper (F. W. G. Miller, New Zealand author) . Large tears in dustwrapper with adhesive tape repairs. Some creasing to dustwrapper. Dustwrapper protected in archival mylar cover. The author's third book. ; 8vo View more info

Scented Gardens for the Blind

By: Frame, Janet

Price: NZ$58.00

Publisher: New York, George Braziller: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001991

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


First US edition. 252 pages. Black cloth covers with gilt lettering on front board and gilt and red lettering on spine. Ex-library. Library stamps on page edges and copyright page. Owner's sticker on front free endpaper. 3/4" chip to dustwrapper spine. Dustwrapper is not price-clipped. 1/16" tear at tail of dustwrapper spine. ; 8vo View more info

The Reservoir and Other Stories

By: Frame, Janet

Price: NZ$87.00

Publisher: Christchurch, New Zealand, The Pegasus Press: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002264

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


First NZ edition (containing a selection of stories from the US two volume edition of "The Reservoir" and "Snowman, Snowman"). 240 pages. Black cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine. Front free endpaper torn out. 1/4" tears to edges of dustwrapper. Moderate rubbing to dustwrapper. Some surface chips with small loss of text to rear panel of dustwrapper. Dustwrapper protected in archival mylar cover. ; 8vo View more info

The Adaptable Man

By: Frame, Janet

Price: NZ$46.40

Publisher: Christchurch, New Zealand, The Pegasus Press: (1965)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002235

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


This New Zealand edition is the true first edition. 270 pages. Black cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine. Owner's signature. 3/4" tears in tail edge of dustwrapper. 1/2" tears in edges of dustwrapper. 1/4" chips at head of dustwrapper spine. Adhesive tape repairs to dustwrapper. "A contemporary ingredient in the cauldron world of the witch-novelist is a pilot's thumb. Yet the old mixture remains: entrails, toads got from beneath a stone, fashionable racial scapegoats (Shakespeare has 'blaspheming Jews', 'nose of Turk', 'Tartar's Lips') , souls and bodies strangled at birt... View more info