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Posted January 29, 2016

After working in and owning a bookstore for 20 years, I just sell online.  It is still fun being out on the hunt for good books and such a thrill to sell them all over the world.  What a brave new world in a good sense.

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Fireside Books

Fireside Books

We were a general bookstore for many years and have moved just online. We stock mostly hardbacks in the best condition we can find. We have lots of fiction, biography, history, and many other subjects. We hope you give us a look.

We were an old style real brick and mortar bookstore that has been online since 1998 and have recently gone strictly virtual. We choose our books carefully looking for things of general interest, specialized topics, or just for entertainment and work hard to describe our books in detail. We hope you will look through our books and find something to catch your eye.

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$400.00

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Pebble in the Sky

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A dusting of foxing & a few bug spots on the page ends, book store sticker (Brown Book Shop, Houston) on the front pastedown, endpapers a little browned, DJ back foxed, edges/corners worn, 1/2" tear at bottom of back spine edge/top of rear edge, 1" waterstain bottom/top back edge.


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Season in the Sun, a Comedy more books like this

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$150.00

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Edition: 1st printing, Binding: gray cloth, 5 1/4" x 8", 168pp, Publisher: Random House, New York Date published: 1951,

Description: photographs, VG-, corners/spine ends worn some, edges a little browned, Humorously inscribed, dated, & signed by the author to Broadway actress Paula Laurence, who appeared in the play, Read More

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Book: Good

 

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Fireside Books, TX, USA

Ian Hamilton's March, Together With Extracts From the Diary of Lieutenant H. Frankland, a Prisoner of War at Pretoria used book

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$200.00

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Edition: 1st printing, Binding: red cloth, 5" x 7 1/2", 409pp, Publisher: Longmans, Green, New York Date published: 1900,

Description: frontis, 10maps (1 folding), VG, corners/spine ends a little worn, frt bottom corner bumped, Page ends a little browned, gilt on head a little scratched, 2" tear on top edge of front free endpaper, nice & bright, Read More

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Book: Good

 

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The Mustangs used book

The Mustangs more books like this

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$250.00

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Edition: 1st printing, Binding: 376pp, Publisher: Little, Brown, Boston, MA Date published: 1952,

Description: Charles B. Wilson drawings, Warmly inscribed with date and place and signed by the author on the first blank page, DJ spine ends/corners a little worn, top/bottom edges slightly creased, spine faded. name on front free endpaper, Read More

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Memoirs of My Life, Vol 1 (No Volume 2 Was Ever Printed) used book

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$400.00

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Edition: First printing Binding: brown cloth, 655pp, Publisher: Belford, Clarke, & Co., Chicago Date published: 1887,

Description: plates, folding maps, Beautiful colored and gilt decorations on front & spine w/ few spots of light rubbing, largest map was tipped in on the rear pastedown, Howes F-367, Remains of a bookplate on the front pastedown, gutter of front endpapers cracking, all maps present & in perfect condition, Read More

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The Complete Writings of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Autocrat Edition [13 Volumes] used book

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$500.00

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Edition: reprint, Binding: 3/4 leather, 5" x 7 1/2", Publisher: Houghton Mifflin, Boston, MA Date published: 1904,

Description: frontispieces, The hinges are starting to show a little wear, but are still secure, a very beautiful nice and tight set except back board of volume vii is off, Blue leather spine and corners, marbled boards, raised bands with gilt decorations/titles on spine, top edge gilt, Read More

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Ray Bradbury Stories, 100 of His Most Celebrated Tales [Signed First Edition Series] more books like this

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$325.00

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Edition: 1st printing, Binding: hardback, 6" x 9 1/4", 893pp, Publisher: Easton Press, Norwalk, CT Date published: 2003,

Description: color frontispiece, True first edition signed by the author on a special signature page, book #520 of a limited edition of 1000, publisher's Certificate of Authenticity and note about the book and author laid in, Brown leather binding, gilt decorations on boards/spine, raised spine bands, page ends gilt, ribbon bookmark, silk endpapers, Read More

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Les Pensees more books like this

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$42.00

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Edition: limited ed, Binding: 186pp, Publisher: Limited Editions Club, Bloomfield, CT Date published: 1971,

Description: color plates, ornaments, Fine, tissue wrapper is torn/worn on edges, #1487/1500 copies, signed by the artist on the limitation page, slipcase a little rubbed, prospectus & newsletter laid in, Read More

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Book: Good

 

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Monarch, the Big Bear of Tallach used book

Monarch, the Big Bear of Tallach more books like this

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$17.50

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Edition: 1st printing, Binding: blue cloth, 6"x 7 3/4", 214pp, Publisher: Scribner's, New York Date published: 1904,

Description: 100 drawings, plates, VG-, corners/spine ends a little worn, boards a little rubbed, Nice & tight, Read More

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Book: Good

 

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Fireside Books, TX, USA

The Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau used book

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$24.00

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Edition: limited ed, Binding: 1/4 leather, 6" x 9 3/4", 635pp, Publisher: Limited Editions Club, New York Date published: 1955,

Description: drawings, Leather spine with marbled boards, #467/1500 limited copies, signed by illustrator, on limitation page, slipcover rubbed a little with spine/top a little faded, Read More

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