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KATHERINE, Min, Anchee
81 Min, Anchee KATHERINE
New York Riverhead Books 1995 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
HC/DJ - fine/near fine. Hardcover is clean and unnmarked, a little bumping to spine ends. Jacket has very light edgewear and scuffing/light scratches, not clipped. ; 8vo; "Traveling to China during the Cultural Revolution to become an English teacher, the free-spirited, Beatles' music-loving Katherine awakens in her students a desire for Western lifestyles and becomes caught in a doomed love triangle. A first novel. By the author of Red Azalea. ". [700] 
Price: 13.95 USD
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THE SKRAYLING TREE, Moorcock, Michael
82 Moorcock, Michael THE SKRAYLING TREE
Warner Books 2003 0446531049 / 9780446531047 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Excellent condition, one small tear bottom of dustjacket and very slight soiling to jacket. Interior clean & tight, no markings. Price sticker on front. SUMMARY: Ulrik von Bek is plagued by mysterious and disconcerting events: Having traveled to Canada with his beloved wife Oona, he is visited by a strange and youthful albino resembling himself. When Oona is abducted by a band of albino Native Americans, Ulrik trails the group by using The Skrayling Oak and soon finds himself in the multiverse where he is reconnected with his alternate self, Elric of Melnibone.... ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 10.05 USD
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IN THE SHADOW OF THE PARADISE TREE, Moorsom, Sasha
83 Moorsom, Sasha IN THE SHADOW OF THE PARADISE TREE
London Routledge & Kegan Paul 1982 0710094086 / 9780710094087 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Routledge 1982, first edition. HC/DJ - near fine. Hardcover is clean and tight, with no markings. Bottom edge of first few pages has some light creasing, light wrinkling. . Jacket has a couple small edge tears, very light edgewear and an old price sticker on flap, not clipped. 247 pages. "Jessica Miles arrives on short-term contract at an African university uncertain about her motivation for being there. Is it her feminist idealism, guilt at her missionary antecedents, or her own personal search for the paradise her beloved Aunt Faith once told her could be found there? ....; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall; Campus life is a quagmire of intrigue. African academics jostle for advantage over both each other and a curious assortment of expatriate colleagues. In the countryside the marauding soldiers of General Ajoka's dictatorship hold sway. Jessica's increasingly passionate involvements take her far out of her depth in both love and politics..." 
Price: 13.50 USD
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ALL SOULS' DAY, Morris, Bill
84 Morris, Bill ALL SOULS' DAY
Avon Books 1997 0380974533 / 9780380974535 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Excellent, near new condition, only minimal wear overall. Interior pages clean, tight & unmarked. Slight soiling outer edge of pages, a little sticker residue on front, not price clipped. 325 pages. " The year is 1963, the place Southeast Asia. Discharged early from the U. S. Navy, Sam Malloy is estranged from America and running a hotel in Bangkok. His brother, Charlie, is in Saigon covering the Vietnam War for Time magazine. Anne Sinclair, a lovely, idealistic young assistant to the director of the U. S. Information Service, is becoming tormented by the lies she must write on behalf of the U. S. Government. Charlie introduces Anne to Sam, and, to coin a phrase, the rest is history.....Reminiscent of C. J. Koch's The Year of Living Dangerously, this is a tale of love, war, and disillusionment. "; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 8.95 USD
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THE UNFORSAKEN, Murciaux, Christian
85 Murciaux, Christian THE UNFORSAKEN
New York Pantheon Books 1964 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
HC/DJ - very good/good minus. First US English edition. Hardcover has light edge and corner wear, light discolouration/spotting on covers. Interior clean and intact except for some tiny spots inside back cover. Dustjacket has wear to edges and numerous small edge tears and chips, spine fading, not price clipped. Translation of Notre-Dame des Désemparés 1958. This absorbing novel follows a young Spaniard through his experiences as a member of the Republican Army during the Spanish Civil War. A winner of the French Academy's coveted Prix du Roman, the Unforsaken brings the actual circumstances of one of this century's most tragic conflicts harrowingly alive. 384 pages. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Signed by 
Price: 12.50 USD
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THE WIZARD OF LONELINESS, Nichols, John
86 Nichols, John THE WIZARD OF LONELINESS
London Heinemann 1966 B002BPPWI2 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
U. K. First edition, Heinemann, London 1966. HC/DJ - near fine/VG. Hardcover is clean with very light wear to edges/corners. Interior clean, with no markings. Spine has a light forward tilt. Dustjacket has light scuffing/soiling and light edge wear, a few small tears/chips, not price clipped. Author's second book, more scarce in this UK edition. A novel of coming of age during the Second World War. What happens to a precocious, belligerent and lonely boy during the last year of World War II in a small Vermont town provides the basis for this absorbing and touching novel. ; 8vo; 317 pages 
Price: 17.50 USD
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THE LEFT-HANDED SPIRIT, Nichols, Ruth
87 Nichols, Ruth THE LEFT-HANDED SPIRIT
Canada Macmillan 1978 0770517013 / 9780770517014 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Macmillan 1978, 1st edition. Very nice, clean, tight condition. Previous owner has put a protective brodart sleeve on the jacket and this has been taped to book, leaving some small tape markings inside both covers. Pages are otherwise unmarked. Jacket under brodart is in excellent condition. Like scuffing to brodart. "A thousand years before Marco Polo, a young woman from Rome makes the journey along the Silk Road to China; her name is Mariana, and she is a skilled jeweller who also posses the gift of healing.....; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; It is this gift, given by the god Apollo, that moves the Chinese ambassador to kidnap her. The despairing Mariana finds herself taken by ship, horse, camel and foot across a vast area of the ancient world: from the sophisticated Rome of Marcus Aurelius, across northern Mesopotamia to the haunted ruins of Babylon; through Samarkand, the Tarim Basin, to the Taklamakan desert, and at last, after many dangerous encounters, to a China threatened by civil war, and a prince only Mariana can save. In the course of her long journey, Mariana discovers her own strength and wisdom, and moves from hatred to reluctant respect and finally to an abiding love for her captor, the Ambassador Paulus. She learns in time to understand the gift of healing given her by the power of Apollo. At last the road leads her back to Rome and a final, surprising happiness.... (435-noto) 
Price: 9.95 USD
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HANNAH WATERS & The Daughter of Johann Sebastian Bach Uncorrected Proof, Nickel, Barbara
88 Nickel, Barbara HANNAH WATERS & The Daughter of Johann Sebastian Bach Uncorrected Proof
Canada Penguin 2005 0143050788 / 9780143050780 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
Uncorrected Proof, 192 pages. Slight corner wear, slight soiling back cover. Interior clean & unmarked. "From award-winning author Barbara Nickel comes an unforgettable tale of two lonely girls, born centuries apart, who change each other's lives. Catharina Bach cannot forget the night she stayed awake listening to her Papa, Johann, compose the Concerto for Two Violins....Three centuries later, Hannah Waters feels like she's falling off a roller coaster whenever she tries to play Bach's concerto from memory for her violin lesson.... When Catharina and Hannah reach out to each other across centuries and continents, their lives entwine like the melodies of two violins. Drawing strength and solace from each other, they begin to make sense of who they are in the world and the shared tragedy that so deeply affects them. " (*shipping will be reduced to most locations) ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 14.00 USD
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THE LEAST AND VILEST THINGS, North, Elizabeth
89 North, Elizabeth THE LEAST AND VILEST THINGS
London Victor Gollancz 1971 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Very Scarce Title. Author's first book.. Ex-libary has no stickers/markings to jacket, few inside stamps and stamp to top ege. HC & DJ have fairly minor wear to edges, light soiling to DJ, protective plastic cover, attached to book. Interior pages clean & tight, other than library markings. Jacket not clipped. "I have decided I may become an emergent woman", announces Hannah Green, after twelve earthbound years of marriage. The story of Hannah's attempts to do just this makes compulsive reading. She struggles against obstacles which are by no means uncommon; but their very ordinariness creates a relevant and refreshingly realistic setting to Elizabeth North's outstanding first novel. " (*shipping will be reduced to some locations) ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 38.50 USD
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THE HILL OF EVIL COUNSEL, Oz, Amos
90 Oz, Amos THE HILL OF EVIL COUNSEL
London Chatto & Windus 1978 070112248X / 9780701122485 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
HC is clean & tight, with only very slight wear, slight soiling outer edge of pages. Green ink marking on bottom edge of pages (remainder mark? ) , no internal markings. Jacket has very light edgewear, age tanning to edges, slight soiling, not price clipped. Translated from Hebrew by Nicholas de Lange. Story about Jerusalem during the fading days of the British Mandate. Time is suspended between the past and future while plots are advanced toward the revolt that will led to emergence of the new state of Israel in 1948. Two contrasting types confront e ach other: refugees drawn to Jerusalem for safety and shelter, and activists relentlessly preparing for the uprising, oblivious of the risk.... (*shipping will be reduced to some locations) ; 8vo 
Price: 20.50 USD
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THE KEY TO MY HEART  A Comedy in Three Parts, Pritchett, V. S.
91 Pritchett, V. S. THE KEY TO MY HEART A Comedy in Three Parts
Chatto & Windus 1963 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Paul Hogarth 
2nd Impression. Ex-library, with a couple stamps inside, no library markings to outside of book, back pocket removed, mylar cover with brown edging, attached to back cover only. Hardcover very good, interior pages clean & tight other than library stamps, green dot on top edge of pages. DJ has some light soiling/scuffing, light fading towards edges, slight sticker residue on spine. Library had cut back back DJ flap to attach card, tape marks to back inside cover. 107 pages. "In our town, if you cough in the High Street, the chemist up at the Town Hall has got a bottle of cough mixture wrapped up and waiting for you. And nobody in the town provides such a wealth of delicious gossip as 'Noisy' Brackett and his wife Sally.....In these three linked novellas Bob relates how Sally finally paid his account, how Noisy got off a motorcycle charge by sneezing, stole a case of stuffed birds from his own house, and barricaded himself in a cottage with a cardboard Argentinian air-hostess to foil Sally's pursuit...." (*shipping will be reduced to some locations) ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall 
Price: 14.50 USD
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A CASE OF GIVE A DOG, Roberts, Julian
92 Roberts, Julian A CASE OF GIVE A DOG
London Ronald Whiting & Wheaton 1966 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Hardcover is very clean, with very light edge/corner wear, slight soiling outer edge of pages, interior clean & tight, other than than small blue number stamp first page. DJ has plastic laminate, light edgewear, very light soiling, one small tear to rear, not price clipped. 191 pages. 8vo (8" tall). A fictional account of the trial of Arthur Jordan for rape. As the trial develops, the reader's opinion constantly changes about the innocence or guilt of the accused. The reader will even see the unfolding drama through the eyes of Jordan himself, reliving with him the imponderables which can alter the course of a person's life....A fascinating courtroom drama. (*shipping will be reduced after checkout to some locations) ; 8vo 
Price: 19.50 USD
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THE MUSHROOM CAVE, Rosenblum, Robert
93 Rosenblum, Robert THE MUSHROOM CAVE
Doubleday Crime Club 1973 0385083297 / 9780385083294 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
HC/DJ - VG+/VG. Hardcover is clean and intact, unmarked other than previous owner's name on 1st endpage. Slight corner/edge wear and bumping to spine ends. Light age tanning to interior. Jacket is age tanned with several small edge tears/chips, light soiling, not price clipped. "The author's first novel, a mystery with Russian-American intrigue and espionage. The plan sounded simple when it was first suggested to Roy Keeper in Paris, where he'd been living as a draft dodging American expatriate. However, as he quickly learns in this hard hitting novel of espionage and international doubledealing, nothing is straightforward..." (400) ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 201 pages 
Price: 10.95 USD
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THE FLEUR-DE-LYS AFFAIR, Ross, Hal
94 Ross, Hal THE FLEUR-DE-LYS AFFAIR
Toronto Doubleday 1975 0385111940 / 9780385111942 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
DJ has a few small tears and light edgewear, some scuffing on back, not price clipped. Hardcover has only very light wear, pages clean & tight, one small pen mark on 1st endpage, otherwise unmarked. 186 pages. "What would happen if a Canadian terrorist group were to come under the influence of an American crime syndicate leader? And what if the members of an innocent family were to become pawns in a life and death struggle? Here is a tale of plot and counterplot, highlighted by a kidnapping, double crossings, and a $20 million jewel heist, some of the bizaree ingredients in this gripping suspense novel. "; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 11.50 USD
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COALITIONS, Rounds, David
95 Rounds, David COALITIONS
Outerbridge & Dienstfrey 1970 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Scarce title. Hardcover has bumping to spine ends, light soiling outer edge of pages and inside covers. Interior pages unmarked. Jacket has light edgewear, light scuffing/rubbing, age tanning to rear & edges, not price clipped. 298 pages. The author's first novel, set in Boston, centers around two interracial couples and climaxes in a dramatic civil rights demonstration. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 19.50 USD
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FEVER, A NOVEL Advance Reading Copy, Rowe, Sean
96 Rowe, Sean FEVER, A NOVEL Advance Reading Copy
Little, Brown & Company 2005 0316011746 / 9780316011747 First Edition Softcover Fine 
Excellent condition - light scuffing of cover. Clean, no markings. "Matt "Loose Cannon" Shannon is an ex-FBI agent turned security chief for the world's largest cruise line. It's a career move that owes more to personal weaknesses than his fondness for the Miami sun. In the novel's explosive opening, Shannon's stepbrother, Jack Fontana, puts his back against the wall. At a waterfront reunion, Fontana gives Shannon what looks like a game controller-and before he knows what he's done, Shannon has sunk a freighter in Miami's shipping lane and his fingerprints are all over the device that sent the signal...." (350os) ; 8vo 
Price: 9.95 USD
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THE CONCRETE BOOT, Royce, Kenneth
97 Royce, Kenneth THE CONCRETE BOOT
London Hodder & Stoughton 1971 0340147687 / 9780340147689 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
HC/DJ - very good/good. By the Author of The XYY Man. HC has very light edgewear, quite clean, appears to be ex-library although most markings have been removed. Tape marks on cover and tape marks & light peeling inside cover (where tape was removed). Pocket removed from rear. Only library markings are a light stamp upper edge of pages & a small stamp on title page. Interior pages clean & tight otherwise, couple of earmarks. DJ has edgewear and several small tears/chips, tanning to edges, small peeled area on spine, light soiling, price clipped. 187 pages. "Second in the "Spider" Scott series. The body they dragged out of the Thames had belonged to a friend of Spider's. He appeared to have struggled a bit before he died - but with that block of concrete around his ankles, it wouldn't have helped him much. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 12.50 USD
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ANDY RUSSELL'S CAMPFIRE STORIES, Russell, Andy
98 Russell, Andy ANDY RUSSELL'S CAMPFIRE STORIES
Mcclelland & Stewart 1998 077107882X / 9780771078828 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Brestler, Don 
HC/DJ - near fine/VG. Harcover is clean and unmarked, very light edgewear and a little fading to edges, slightly cocked forward at spine. Jacket has light edgewear, scuffing and creasing to front flap, not price clipped. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; "Andy Russell was a master storyteller, and this collection of new and previously published tales evokes as if by magic the irresistible allure of the campfire. It’s not hard to imagine the starry sky above and the sound of the pack horses as they sleepily crop the grass nearby. Some of Andy’s tales are about his own youth. Others are part of western lore and the history of the west. Others concern those whose trails crossed his, or whose legends he heard over campfires long ago. Some of the stories dwell in the past, and others deal in the present. Some are about horses, grizzlies, owls, and other wildlife; some commemorate old mountain men or cunning city slickers. What all these yarns have in common is the unique style of the most celebrated of all Canadian cowboys, the inimitable Andy Russell. " [700] 
Price: 22.95 USD
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THE BANNERS OF WAR, Sacha Carnegie
99 Sacha Carnegie THE BANNERS OF WAR
London Peter Davies 1970 0396061737 / 9780396061731 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
U. K. First edition, Peter Davies, London 1970. ISBN: 043202073X. HC/DJ - fine/near fine. Hardcover is clean and tight, edgewear minimal, one crease along spine edge. Dustjacket has slight soiling, slight edgewear, not price clipped. An attractive copy. SUMMARY: Hounded by the Russian Imperial secret Chancellery, Henryk Barinski is forced to flee the court of the Grand Duchess Catherine and is again separated from his beloved Kasia Radienska, cousin of the last king of Poland. On his way to England, Henryk is pressganged into service on the lower deck of HMS Huntress.... ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall; 239 pages 
Price: 18.50 USD
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THE NORTHERN PALMYRA AFFAIR, Salisbury, Harrison E.
100 Salisbury, Harrison E. THE NORTHERN PALMYRA AFFAIR
London Hutchinson 1962 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Hardcover, with white/gold lettering & decoration on spine, has minimal wear and is clean. There is a slight soiling on top edge of pages, a small price sticker mark on endpage and all else is clean & tight. DJ has very lightedge/cornerwear and light scuffing/soiling to back, not price clipped. 310 pages. Pulitzer prize winner in international journalism, Harrison E. Salisbury covered the eastern front during WWII, including the siege of Leningrad, one of the most horrific events of the war. He uses fiction to give an honest picture of the defenders of Leningrad and what became of them under Stalin. ; 8vo 
Price: 11.00 USD
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