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SAUVE QUI PEUT, Durrell, Lawrence
1 Durrell, Lawrence SAUVE QUI PEUT
London Faber & Faber 1966 0571068227 / 9780571068227 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
First printing. Illustrated by Nicolas Bentley. Hardcover has minor edge and corner wear, light soiling. Pages all intact and clean other than previous owner's name/address and a little writing on endpage. Jacket has light edgewear, small edge tears, light scuffing/soiling, not price clipped. "Amusing stories of diplomatic life by 'Antro bus'. From the Embassies of the world, and the crises in the capitals, here are some of Durell's 'dips' with their odd tales. The damage done by The Gents Super Hair Regulator which could only be cured by Fenner's Follicle Food to the eccentric Aunt Norah and The Little Affair in Paris all show a wonderfully light side of the author famous for 'The Alexandria Quartet. ' "; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall; 82 pages 
Price: 16.95 USD
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THE SCOTS, Finlayson, Iain
2 Finlayson, Iain THE SCOTS
Oxford University Press 1988 0192821180 / 9780192821188 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Softcover very good, ex-library with laminated cover, usual stickers - minor overall wear/light soiling, interior clean & tight.. A good solid copy. b/w illustrations. "There is a matter for dispute on every page. This will be a partial, opinionated portrait by a Scot of his fellow countrymen as they have presented themselves" writes Iain Finlayson in his 'cautionary foreword' of this penetrating and entertaining analysis of the Scottish psyche.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 7.05 USD
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Falcon Fever,   A Falconer in the Twenty-first Century, Gallagher, Tim
3 Gallagher, Tim Falcon Fever, A Falconer in the Twenty-first Century
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008 0618805753 / 9780618805754 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Ex-library book, but still in very nice condition - laminated cover and usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages clean and intact, light soiling to outer edge of pages. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 336 pages; A boy, a medieval emperor, and an obsession that wouldn't quit. What is so compelling about falconry? To find an answer, Tim Gallagher mines his lifelong obsession with falcons in this engaging volume, interweaving memoir, history, and travelogue. An entire subculture exists outside the mainstream of American society consisting of obsessed individuals (Robert F. Kennedy Jr. And film writer Tony Huston among them) who still use the ancient training techniques and language of falconry. Gallagher finds that his personal story connects on many levels with that of Frederick II, the thirteenth-century Holy Roman Emperor, legendary falconer, and notorious freethinker, who brought the full wrath of the medieval Church down upon his dynasty. While following Frederick’s footsteps through southern Italy, Gallagher ponders his personal history as well. What salve to his spirit did falconry provide when it ignited his passion at age twelve? Beset by a turbulent childhood dominated by a brutal and violent father, Gallagher turned to this sport for emotional release. He offers us a unique glimpse into contemporary falconry, and the result is a surprisingly frank and revealing personal story. (462noto, 0211) 
Price: 6.00 USD
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LOOKING BACK A Century of Education in Edmonton Public Schools, Kostek, M. A.
4 Kostek, M. A. LOOKING BACK A Century of Education in Edmonton Public Schools
M. E. Lazerte School Press 1982 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
HC is clean & tight, very light edge & corner wear, some corner bumping. Tanning to page edges, no markings. A great many old b/w photos & illustrations. 352 pages. DJ is clean & bright, has light edgewear and a few small tears & creases to edges, yellowing to edges, not clipped. SUMMARY: Author Kostek was an administrator with the Edmonton Public School System for nearly 30 years. Contains a complete 100-year history of schools, students and educators in the Edmonton Public School system. Includes photos of teachers, students, administrators, trustees and the first high schools, Strathcona Collegiate Institute and Victoria High School. (*due to heavy weight, extra postage will be required). ; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Price: 31.50 USD
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Delta Books 1970 First Edition Softcover Good+ 
Good cover with very good interior. Moderate edge/corner wear, scuffing and creasing to covers, light soiling. Internal pages tight and clean. 131 pages. "Interview given to Lockwood while Cleaver was exiled in Algiers after he went underground to avoid jail in 1968.....; 8vo; this interview is a study in the theory and practice of revolution. A "political exile", Cleaver was Minister of Information for the Black Panther Party and a leading light in the civil rights movement in the USA. " (*lower shipping avail to most locations) [300-osl] 
Price: 7.05 USD
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6 Markman, Ronald M. D. & Bosco, Dominick ALONE WITH THE DEVIL Famous Cases of a Courtroom Psychiatrist
Bantam Books 1990 0553285203 / 9780553285208 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Excellent condition - slight corner wear, crease to spine, interior pages clean & tight. 378 pages plus book lists. A shocking look inside the minds of America's most infamous killers. Dr. Markham reveals what he has learned in one-on-one interviews with the most terrifying killers of our time. B/w photos. (*Shipping will be reduced to most locations) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
Price: 5.50 USD
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Peter Blake PB, Natalie Rudd
7 Natalie Rudd Peter Blake PB
London Tate Publishing 2003 1854374192 / 9781854374196 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Ex-library book, but still in very nice condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages are clean and intact, light soiling to outer edge of pages. Cover has light scuffing and light wear at corners. Colour illustrations. ; Tate Modern Artists; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Peter Blake (b. 1932) was a pioneer of the Pop art movement in Britain in the 1950s and 1960s. His interest in and appropriation of popular culture, as seen in his portraits of movie and pop stars and his re-creations of commercial packaging, predated Warhol. In 1967 he created one of the most famous icons of the era, the cover of The Beatles' album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Here, Natalie Rudd provides a comprehensive account of Blake's wide-ranging and influential oeuvre, one that includes painting, collage, sculpture, and illustration. (570, 0514) 
Price: 22.50 USD
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Memoirs of a Monster Hunter,   A Five-Year Journey in Search of the Unknown, Nick Redfern
8 Nick Redfern Memoirs of a Monster Hunter, A Five-Year Journey in Search of the Unknown
New Page Books 2007 1564149765 / 9781564149763 First Edition Softcover New 
New book, has very small remainder marking top edge of pages. Title page has a small crease and one tiny edge tear, otherwise as new. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 256 pages 
Price: 12.50 USD
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FOREST DOCTOR The Story of Albert Schweitzer, Northcott, Cecil
9 Northcott, Cecil FOREST DOCTOR The Story of Albert Schweitzer
London Lutterworth Press 1961 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Reprint, first published in 1955. Hardcover is clean, has some light edgewear. Interior clean & tight, first endpage has a tear. Colour frontispiece. Jacket is clipped, has minor edgewear and a few small tears, light soilingAlbert Schweitzer, the Forest Doctor of Lambarene in French Equatorial Africa, spent forty years of his life in his forest hospital. What made him - musician, philosopher, theologian - leave Europe for Africa? The answer makes for a thrilling tale. Juvenile/Young adult reading. (*shipping will be reduced to most locations) [212-notosl]; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall 
Price: 9.55 USD
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10 Ressler, Robert K. & Shachtman, Tom WHOEVER FIGHTS MONSTERS My Twenty Years Tracking Serial Killers for the FBI
St. Martin's 1993 0312950446 / 9780312950446 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
Excellent condition - light corner wear, interior pages tight and unmarked. B/w photos. 289 pages. Review Amazon: This book is an overview of the career of the FBI man who nearly single-handedly created the system for personality profiling of violent offenders. If there's a big-time multiple murderer from about 1950 until now who hasn't been interviewed by Robert Ressler, he probably refused the honor. Indispensable reading for serial killer mavens, and better written than John Douglas and Mark Olshaker's Mindhunter, this book is packed with fascinating details from dozens of cases... (300noto) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
Price: 4.95 USD
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11 Rogers, Will WILL ROGERS Wise and Witty Sayings of a Great American Humorist
Hallmark 1969 0875290264 / 9780875290263 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Good dust jacket 
Hardcover has minor edgewear/bumping, small inscription on first page. Pages clean & tight. Numerous colour photographs. DJ has minor edgewear, a few small tears and one chip out of front cover, light scuffing, not price clipped. 62 pages. "Will Rogers became a famous man in the 1920's for this kind of common sense. His home spun humor made hime the biggest box office attraction at the movies, the most widely read newspaper columnist, and the most popular humorist America had ever seen..." (*shipping will be reduced to most locations) ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 7.05 USD
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London J. M. Dent & Son's 1906 Second Printing Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
2nd printing 1906. Small red hardcover with gilt decoration on spine in very nice condition for it's age. Slight edge/corner wear, light soiling outer edge of pages, slight darkening to cover edges. Pages clean and intact other than a couple small ink markings inside rear cover, light age tanning to pages and inside covers. Paper split at spine by title page but no loose pages. 295 pages. Originally published in 1868, covers the landing of Augustine; the murder of Becket; Edward the Black Prince; Becket's shrine. Useful to the antiquary or historian, who may wish to examine these events more fully. (400noto) ; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
Price: 10.95 USD
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13 Wendy McClure I'M NOT THE NEW ME A Memoir
Riverhead Trade 2005 1594480745 / 9781594480744 First Edition Softcover New 
New book, small remainder mark spine end bottom, couple very small creases bottom corner. A hilarious and sometimes poignant look at the absurdities of weight-loss culture from an appealing and original new voice. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 320 pages; From the creator of the immensely popular websites Pound and Candyboots, this is the memoir of Wendy McClure's odyssey-on-line and off-through the Valley of The Shadow of Her Really Big Ass. It's about the universe she created for herself when she couldn't see herself as a kicky Weight Loss Success Story, only she put it all on a website and became sort of an inspiration anyway. I'm Not The New Me is about coming to terms with a family heritage of fat and drastic surgeries, and about self-esteem issues that are nobody's business but your own. It's wondering what's left of yourself after you lose weight-and just who the hell you are if you gain it back. It's about the absurdities of online identities and fat girl clichés, and the sheer terror of appearing live and in person in your very own life. (296-noto) 
Price: 7.50 USD
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Recent Additions
Falcon Fever,   A Falconer in the Twenty-first Century, Gallagher, Tim
Falcon Fever, A Falconer in the Twenty-first Century
Gallagher, Tim
6.00 USD

Memoirs of a Monster Hunter,   A Five-Year Journey in Search of the Unknown, Nick Redfern
Memoirs of a Monster Hunter, A Five-Year Journey in Search of the Unknown
Nick Redfern
12.50 USD

WHOEVER FIGHTS MONSTERS My Twenty Years Tracking Serial Killers for the FBI
Ressler, Robert K. & Shachtman, Tom
4.95 USD

ALONE WITH THE DEVIL Famous Cases of a Courtroom Psychiatrist
Markman, Ronald M. D. & Bosco, Dominick
5.50 USD


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