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  • Abbott, Margot.
    THE LAST INNOCENT HOUR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in Berlin in the 1930's as the city is on the brink of World War II, and in 1946 in the aftermath of the war. 505 pp. ISBN: 0-312-063776.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 28065
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  • LYRICS ALLEY. by Aboulela, Leila.
    Aboulela, Leila.
    LYRICS ALLEY.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Grove Press, (2010). First edition - Novel set in 1950s Sudan, as British rule is coming to an end, by this award winning author, the story of a powerful dynasty trying to reconcile the pull of tradition and the need to move forward in a rapidly changing country. 308 pp plus author's note.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 64304
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  • THE TRIAL OF ELIZABETH CREE: A Novel of the Limehouse Murders by Ackroyd, Peter
    Ackroyd, Peter
    THE TRIAL OF ELIZABETH CREE: A Novel of the Limehouse Murders

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Doubleday, 1995. dj. Hardcover first edition - Historical novel set in Victorian England, in London in 1880, when a series of brutal murders shook the district known as Limehouse. A novel with Ackroyd's usual fiendish - and brilliant - mixing of fact and fiction, 261 pp. ISBN: 0-385-477074.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 66833
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  • THE TRIAL OF ELIZABETH CREE: A Novel of the Limehouse Murders by Ackroyd, Peter
    Ackroyd, Peter
    THE TRIAL OF ELIZABETH CREE: A Novel of the Limehouse Murders

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Doubleday, 1995. dj. Hardcover first edition - Historical novel set in Victorian England, in London in 1880, when a series of brutal murders shook the district known as Limehouse. A novel with Ackroyd's usual fiendish - and brilliant - mixing of fact and fiction, 261 pp. ISBN: 0-385-477074.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dust jacket (crease on front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 9034
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  • Ackroyd, Peter
    THE TRIAL OF ELIZABETH CREE: A Novel of the Limehouse Murders

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Doubleday, 1995. First edition - Historical novel set in Victorian England, with Ackroyd's usual fiendish - and brilliant - mixing of fact and fiction.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 9039
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  • THE HUNT. by Aczel, Thomas.
    Aczel, Thomas.
    THE HUNT.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1991) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's third novel to be published in English, set in the mid-1950s, two years after the death of Stalin "in an unnamed East European country (strikingly similar to Hungary) on the eve of revolution, [it] portrays one of the great, intricate conflicts of modern history at the most human level." 422 pp. ISBN: 0-316008966.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (slight sunning to spine of dj)

    Book ID: 76282
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  • GOB'S GRIEF. by Adrian, Chris.
    Adrian, Chris.
    GOB'S GRIEF.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Broadway Books, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, one which takes us to Civil War battlefields, war hospitals and Central Park where we find Walt Whitman. Gob Woodhull is the fictional son of the real Victoria Woodhull, an early feminist of the nineteenth century. In 2010, Adrian was chosen by the New Yorker as one of the 20 best writers in the US under the age of 40. SIGNED on the title page. 356 pp plus author's note. ISBN: 0-7679-02815.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 50395
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  • GOB'S GRIEF. by Adrian, Chris.
    Adrian, Chris.
    GOB'S GRIEF.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Broadway Books, 2000. SIGNED first edition - The author's first novel, one which takes us to Civil War battlefields, war hospitals and Central Park where we find Walt Whitman. Gob Woodhull is the fictional son of the real Victoria Woodhull, an early feminist of the nineteenth century. Based on his classic short story "Every Night for a Thousand Years" published in The New Yorker in 1977, this is described as ""Convincing in its portrayal of the collective madness America went through after the carnage of the Civil War, yet otherwordly in its discussion of grief and longing." In 2010, Adrian was chosen by the New Yorker as one of the 20 best writers in the US under…

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    New York: Broadway Books, 2000. SIGNED first edition - The author's first novel, one which takes us to Civil War battlefields, war hospitals and Central Park where we find Walt Whitman. Gob Woodhull is the fictional son of the real Victoria Woodhull, an early feminist of the nineteenth century. Based on his classic short story "Every Night for a Thousand Years" published in The New Yorker in 1977, this is described as ""Convincing in its portrayal of the collective madness America went through after the carnage of the Civil War, yet otherwordly in its discussion of grief and longing." In 2010, Adrian was chosen by the New Yorker as one of the 20 best writers in the US under the age of 40. SIGNED on the title page. 573 pp plus author's note.

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    Condition: Very near fine in printed light yellow wrappers. The earlier of two advance issues, set in typescript, and very uncommon signed.

    Book ID: 80812
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  • GOB'S GRIEF. by Adrian, Chris.
    Adrian, Chris.
    GOB'S GRIEF.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Broadway Books, 2000. SIGNED first edition - The author's first novel, one which takes us to Civil War battlefields, war hospitals and Central Park where we find Walt Whitman. Gob Woodhull is the fictional son of the real Victoria Woodhull, an early feminist of the nineteenth century. Based on his classic short story "Every Night for a Thousand Years" published in The New Yorker in 1977, this is described as ""Convincing in its portrayal of the collective madness America went through after the carnage of the Civil War, yet otherwordly in its discussion of grief and longing." In 2010, Adrian was chosen by the New Yorker as one of the 20 best writers in the US under…

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    New York: Broadway Books, 2000. SIGNED first edition - The author's first novel, one which takes us to Civil War battlefields, war hospitals and Central Park where we find Walt Whitman. Gob Woodhull is the fictional son of the real Victoria Woodhull, an early feminist of the nineteenth century. Based on his classic short story "Every Night for a Thousand Years" published in The New Yorker in 1977, this is described as ""Convincing in its portrayal of the collective madness America went through after the carnage of the Civil War, yet otherwordly in its discussion of grief and longing." In 2010, Adrian was chosen by the New Yorker as one of the 20 best writers in the US under the age of 40. SIGNED on the title page. 321 pp plus author's note.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 80813
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  • PELAGIA AND THE WHITE BULLDOG. by Akunin, Boris.
    Akunin, Boris.
    PELAGIA AND THE WHITE BULLDOG.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, (2006). SIGNED (on a bookplate), hardcover first edition - The first Sister Pelagia mystery, set at the end of the 19th century in a small town in Russia, where a bulldog has been found poisoned. When Sister Pelagia is summoned by the bishop to investigate this, things take a more sinister turn with the headless body of a man and a young boy found in the river. Translated from the Russian by Andrew Bromfield. SIGNED bookplate laid in. 295 pp. ISBN: 0-297848623.

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

    Book ID: 82709
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  • EL CAPITAN VENENO: Captain Venom / Poison. by Alarcon, Don Pedro A. de (1833-1891) Translated by Gray Casement
    Alarcon, Don Pedro A. de (1833-1891) Translated by Gray Casement
    EL CAPITAN VENENO: Captain Venom / Poison.

    Edition: First thus.

    New York: Translation Publishing Company, (1914). Hardcover first edition - A romantic adventure story set in 1848 by this Spanish novelist, war correspondent and member of Parliament, among other things. This is considered one of de Alarcon's best works. Includes both a translator's and an author's foreword. 103 pp.

    Condition: Very good in black boards with gilt lettering and bands on the front cover.

    Book ID: 82112
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  • THE TALE OF HOLLY HOW: Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter. by Albert, Susan Wittig
    Albert, Susan Wittig
    THE TALE OF HOLLY HOW: Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Berkley, (2005). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second book in this series of mysteries featuring Beatrix Potter, the children's author, illustrator and conservationist, set in the years between 1905, when she purchased Hill Top Farm in the village of Sawrey. In this book, she investigates the suspicious death of local shepherd Ben Hornby, a kindly man with no apparent enemies, joining forces with the victim's sheep, a trio of village cats, and the local dog Rascal to uncover the truth. SIGNED on the title page. Includes a cast of characters, research resources, recipes, a glossary, a map, and an author's note. 303 pp. ISBN: 0-425202747.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket. (some toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 81865
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  • THE FLOWER IN THE SKULL. by Alcala, Kathleen.
    Alcala, Kathleen.
    THE FLOWER IN THE SKULL.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second novel (third book) by this Mexican American writer which begins in the Sonoran desert of Mexico in the 1870s, and following the stories of three generations of women. SIGNED on the title page. 180 pp. ISBN: 0-8118-19167.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82786
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  • THE FLOWER IN THE SKULL. by Alcala, Kathleen.
    Alcala, Kathleen.
    THE FLOWER IN THE SKULL.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (1998). SIGNED first edition - Second novel (third book) by this Mexican American writer which begins in the Sonoran desert of Mexico in the 1870s, and following the stories of three generations of women. SIGNED on the title page. 180 pp. ISBN: 0-8118-19167.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 82787
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  • TREASURES IN HEAVEN. by Alcala, Kathleen.
    Alcala, Kathleen.
    TREASURES IN HEAVEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel by this Mexican American writer set in Mexico City in the late 1800s. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 211 pp. ISBN: 0-8118-14475.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 74697
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  • THE VENGEANCE OF ABEL WRIGHT. by Alderman, Clifford Lindsey.
    Alderman, Clifford Lindsey.
    THE VENGEANCE OF ABEL WRIGHT.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, (1964) dj. Hardcover first edition - Adventure novel for older children set in the Massachusetts colony in 1675, during the Indian uprising which became known as King Philip's War. Bibliography. 191 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (corners somewhat bumped)

    Book ID: 82335
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  • FIELDS OF BATTLE. by Alexander, Kate (pseudonym of Tilly Armstrong, 1927-2010)
    Alexander, Kate (pseudonym of Tilly Armstrong, 1927-2010)
    FIELDS OF BATTLE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1981) dj. Hardcover first edition - First novel written by this author under this pseudonym -Beginning in 1939, this is a "tale of love and conflict in wartime England." 442 pp. ISBN: 0-312288425.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73155
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  • Alexander, Kate (pseudonym of Tilly Armstrong, 1927-2010)
    FRIENDS AND ENEMIES.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1982) dj. Hardcover first edition - A WWII love story- between a German Luftwaffe pilot and a young English woman who is a radar operator. The second novel written under the pseudonym of Kate Alexander.

    Condition: Very good in a near fine dust jacket (top edge dusty, hint of spine slant, prev owner's name on front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 3953
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  • INVISIBLE COUNTRY. by Alfieri, Annamaria.
    Alfieri, Annamaria.
    INVISIBLE COUNTRY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2012) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second novel, set in Paraguay in 1869, in a land devastated by years of war. 302 pp plus an historical note. ISBN: 978-1250004536.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (lower corners somewhat bumped).

    Book ID: 76596
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  • INVISIBLE COUNTRY. by Alfieri, Annamaria.
    Alfieri, Annamaria.
    INVISIBLE COUNTRY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2012) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second novel, set in Paraguay in 1869, in a land devastated by years of war. 302 pp plus an historical note. ISBN: 978-1250004536.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77808
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  • INVISIBLE COUNTRY. by Alfieri, Annamaria.
    Alfieri, Annamaria.
    INVISIBLE COUNTRY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2012) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's second novel, set in Paraguay in 1869, in a land devastated by years of war. SIGNED on the title page. 302 pp plus an historical note. ISBN: 978-1250004536.

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

    Book ID: 65947
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  • RICARDO: DIARY OF A MATINEE IDOL. by Alfieri, Richard.
    Alfieri, Richard.
    RICARDO: DIARY OF A MATINEE IDOL.

    Edition: First printing.

    Santa Barbara: John Daniel & Co., 1989. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, set in the Hollywood of the 1920s and 1930s during the era of silent films, the story of a Jewish-Italian boy from the Bronx, presented to the public as a new Latin lover, Paramount's answer to Valentino. 214 pp. ISBN: 0-936784652.

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

    Book ID: 68024
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  • Ali, Thalassa.
    A SINGULAR HOSTAGE.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format).

    New York: Bantam, (2003.). First edition - The author's first book, published as a trade paperback original, set in India and Afghanistan in 1838-9, against the backdrop of what we now call the 'First Afghan War, and when the 'Great Game' - the 19th century struggle between Britain and Russia to dominate central Asia - was gathering speed. This is an account of a young woman who is traveling with Lord Auckland's entourage. Historical note, glossary of Urdu words. 352 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a stiff red printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 28066
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  • THE LOVE-ARTIST. by Alison, Jane.
    Alison, Jane.
    THE LOVE-ARTIST.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2001) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel inspired by the life of Ovid and his banishment to the edges of the Roman empire. 242 pp. ISBN: 0-374231796.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 63406
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  • TOWARD THE MORNING. by Allen, Hervey.
    Allen, Hervey.
    TOWARD THE MORNING.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York & Toronto: Rinehart, (1948) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Historical novel which begins in 1764 in Pennsylvania, the third volume in "The Disinherited" series. Frontispiece and dust jacket art by Andrew Wyeth. SIGNED on a special bookplate affixed to the front free endpaper, noting that this autographed copy is "presented to -- in appreciation and as a souvenir of the historical background of Carlise, Christmas 1948." 458 pp.

    Condition: Very good in fair only dust jacket (bookplate, spot to edge of textblock, toning to the pages, rubbing and wear to the dj, sunning to the dj spine)

    Book ID: 77983
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  • INES OF MY SOUL. by Allende, Isabel.
    Allende, Isabel.
    INES OF MY SOUL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2006) dj. Hardcover first edition - Historical novel based on the life of conquistadora Ines Suarez, who together with Pedro de Valdivia, struggled to build the city of Santiago. "Born into a poor family in Spain, Ines, a seamstress, finds herself condemned to a life of hard work without reward or hope for the future. It is the sixteenth century, the beginning of the Spanish conquest of the Americas, and when her shiftless husband disappears to the New World, Ines uses the opportunity to search for him as an excuse to flee her stifling homeland and seek adventure." Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden. Bibliographical note. 321 pp. ISBN: 0-061161535.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (some light toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 68619
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  • Allende, Isabel.
    INES OF MY SOUL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2006) dj. Hardcover first edition - Historical novel based on the life of conquistadora Ines Suarez, who together with Pedro de Valdivia, struggled to build the city of Santiago. "Born into a poor family in Spain, Ines, a seamstress, finds herself condemned to a life of hard work without reward or hope for the future. It is the sixteenth century, the beginning of the Spanish conquest of the Americas, and when her shiftless husband disappears to the New World, Ines uses the opportunity to search for him as an excuse to flee her stifling homeland and seek adventure." Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden. Bibliographical note. 321 pp. ISBN: 0-061161535.

    Condition: Very good in near fine dust jacket (some toning to the pages, remainder line).

    Book ID: 68620
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  • ZORRO: A Novel. by Allende, Isabel.
    Allende, Isabel.
    ZORRO: A Novel.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2005.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A lively retelling of the legend of the masked hero, born the son of two cultures, the child of an aristrocratic Spanish military officer and landowner in Southern California and of a mother who was a Shoshone warrior. Set in the early 19th century. Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden. Double page map. 390 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0778970.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 45298
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  • THE JAPANESE LOVER. by Allende, Isabel.
    Allende, Isabel.
    THE JAPANESE LOVER.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Atria / Simon & Schuster, 2015. First edition - A "love story and multigenerational epic that sweeps from San Francisco in the present-day to Poland and the United States during the Second World War. In 1939, as Poland falls under the shadow of the Nazis, young Alma BelascoÕs parents send her away to live in safety with an aunt and uncle in their opulent mansion in San Francisco. There, as the rest of the world goes to war, she encounters Ichimei Fukuda, the quiet and gentle son of the familyÕs Japanese gardener." Translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor and Amanda Hopkinson. 322 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 67162
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  • INES OF MY SOUL. by Allende, Isabel
    Allende, Isabel
    INES OF MY SOUL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2006) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel based on 16th century events that led to the founding of Chile. "Born into a poor family in Spain, Ines, a seamstress, finds herself condemned to a life of hard work . . when her shiftless husband disappears to the New World, she uses the opportunity to search for him After her treacherous journey takes her to Peru, she learns that her husband has died in battle. Soon she begins a fiery love affair with a man who will change the course of her life: Pedro de Valdivia, war hero and field marshal to the famed Francisco Pizarro." Together they built the new city of Santiago,…

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    New York: Harper Collins, (2006) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel based on 16th century events that led to the founding of Chile. "Born into a poor family in Spain, Ines, a seamstress, finds herself condemned to a life of hard work . . when her shiftless husband disappears to the New World, she uses the opportunity to search for him After her treacherous journey takes her to Peru, she learns that her husband has died in battle. Soon she begins a fiery love affair with a man who will change the course of her life: Pedro de Valdivia, war hero and field marshal to the famed Francisco Pizarro." Together they built the new city of Santiago, and waged a bloody, ruthless war against the indigenous Chileans. SIGNED on the second title page and dated in the year of publication. Illustrations on the title page and preceding each chapter were reproduced from the 1852 Madrid edition of "La Araucana" by Alonso de Ercilla. Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden. Bibliographical note. 321 pp. ISBN: 978-0061161537.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80792
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