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  • THE LAND OF THE LONG NIGHT. by Du Chaillu, Paul
    Du Chaillu, Paul
    THE LAND OF THE LONG NIGHT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1899. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An account of life in the far northern Arctic regions of Scandinavia - Lapland, the Swedish and Norwegian Mountains, and the Arctic Ocean - where the sun is not seen for 67 days, creating a long night ruled by the moon, the stars and the aurora borealis - written for older children (or "dear Young Folks" as Du Chaillu greets them in his introduction.) Illustrated by M.J. Burns with a frontispiece of Du Chaillu on skis and 23 inserted glossy plates. An association copy INSCRIBED by Du Chaillu on the front endpaper to his niece "To Marie, With the great love of her uncle, Paul" and signed in…

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    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1899. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An account of life in the far northern Arctic regions of Scandinavia - Lapland, the Swedish and Norwegian Mountains, and the Arctic Ocean - where the sun is not seen for 67 days, creating a long night ruled by the moon, the stars and the aurora borealis - written for older children (or "dear Young Folks" as Du Chaillu greets them in his introduction.) Illustrated by M.J. Burns with a frontispiece of Du Chaillu on skis and 23 inserted glossy plates. An association copy INSCRIBED by Du Chaillu on the front endpaper to his niece "To Marie, With the great love of her uncle, Paul" and signed in full and dated October 18, 1899. Uncommon thus. 266 pp plus 4 pp of publisher's advertisements.

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    Condition: Good condition overall in decorative drab green cloth with gilt lettering and an illustration of a reindeer pulling a sleigh (both hinges cracked, some fraying to the cloth at the ends of the spine. (Although the binding is unsigned, it has been attributed to the Decorative Designers.)

    Book ID: 36726
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  • THE CRUEL STARS OF THE NIGHT. by Eriksson, Kjell.
    Eriksson, Kjell.
    THE CRUEL STARS OF THE NIGHT.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2007) dj. Hardcover first edition - Second crime novel by this award-winning writer featuring Inspector Ann Lindell. Translated from the Swedish by Ebba Segerberg. 312 pp. ISBN: 978-0312366674.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75431
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  • OPEN GRAVE. by Eriksson, Kjell.
    Eriksson, Kjell.
    OPEN GRAVE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2015) dj. Hardcover first edition - Crime novel by this award-winning writer featuring Inspector Ann Lindell. When an elderly former Professor wins the Nobel Prize in medicine, long buried secrets are uncovered and what should have been a triumph results in murder. Translated from the Swedish by Paul Norlen. 280 pp. ISBN: 978-1250025494.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 75326
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  • THE CRUEL STARS OF THE NIGHT. by Eriksson, Kjell.
    Eriksson, Kjell.
    THE CRUEL STARS OF THE NIGHT.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2007) dj. Hardcover first edition - Second crime novel by this award-winning writer featuring Inspector Ann Lindell. Translated from the Swedish by Ebba Segerberg. 312 pp. ISBN: 978-0312366674.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder dot)

    Book ID: 69303
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  • Eriksson, Kjell.
    THE HAND THAT TREMBLES.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2011) dj. Hardcover first edition - Fourth crime novel by this award-winning writer to be published in the US, featuring Inspector Ann Lindell. Translated from the Swedish by Ebba Segerberg. 312 pp. ISBN: 978-0312605056.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (toning to edges of textblock)

    Book ID: 76848
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  • ICEHOTEL. by Granlund, Par.
    Granlund, Par.
    ICEHOTEL.

    Edition: First edition.

    Lulea, Sweden: JukkasAkademin, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Book issued in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of the Icehotel project in the small village of Jukkasjrvi in far northern Sweden - in Swedish Lapland. Each November the hotel is rebuilt with the clear water of the Torne River, never exactly the same, and furnished with original ice art. Illustrated throughout with color photographs by Eivan Carlsson, Peter Grant, Tomas Utsi, Torbjrn Lvgren, and Kenneth Paulsson - pictures which capture just a bit of the beauty and wonder of this structure and its contents. Translated by Mark Wilcox. Oversized square format. 112 pp. ISBN: 9163080672.

    Condition: Fine in black boards with a gray cloth spine, no dustjacket as issued.

    Book ID: 54993
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  • SUMMER DEATH, by Kallentoft, Mons.
    Kallentoft, Mons.
    SUMMER DEATH,

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Simon & Schuster / Atria, 2013. First edition - The second thriller by this award-winning author, set in Sweden and featuring Detective Inspector Malin Fors, a single mother who has a daughter almost the same age as the victims. Translated by Neil Smith. 455 pp.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers (some wear to the covers).

    Book ID: 69404
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  • THE STONECUTTER. by Lackberg, Camilla.
    Lackberg, Camilla.
    THE STONECUTTER.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Pegasus Books, (2012). Hardcover first edition - Complex murder mystery beginning with the discover of the body of a 7 year old girl. Set in the small resort town of Fjallbacka, this goes back and forth between the early 19th century and the present, and features police detective Patrik Hedstrom. Translated by Steven T, Murray. 489 pp. ISBN: 978-1605983301.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 72459
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  • THE PREACHER. by Lackberg, Camilla.
    Lackberg, Camilla.
    THE PREACHER.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Pegasus Crime, 2011. dj. Hardcover first edition - The second novel by this Swedish author to appear in English - a story of religious fanactism, family feuds and murder set in the small fishing community of Fjallbacka, featuring Patrick Hedstrom. . Translated by Steven T. Murray. 419 pp. ISBN: 978-1605981734.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 76362
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  • HILDING'S SUMMER. by Lindgren, Barbro.
    Lindgren, Barbro.
    HILDING'S SUMMER.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Macmillan, (1967) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book for children, the story of summer adventures of three boys - Hilding, Bertil and Tubbo - who live in the same block in Stockholm. Translated from Swedish by Annabelle MacMillan. Illustrated with drawings by Stan Tusan. An early reading chapter book. 138 pp.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (small peeled spot from sticker removal, little wear at the top of the dj spine)

    Book ID: 75944
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  • THE RETURN OF THE DANCING MASTER. by Mankell, Henning.
    Mankell, Henning.
    THE RETURN OF THE DANCING MASTER.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: The Harvill Press, (2003.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel introducing Stefan Lindman, a young police officer who has just been diagnosed with cancer of the tongue. A thriller with its roots in World War II and a neo-Nazi network. Translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson. 407 pp plus an afterword. ISBN: 1843430584.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (as new, but with some light toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 68128
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  • THE FIFTH WOMAN. by Mankell, Henning.
    Mankell, Henning.
    THE FIFTH WOMAN.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Harvill Press, (2003) dj. Hardcover first edition - The sixth book in the award winning series featuring Inspector Kurt Wallender. Four nuns and another woman - the fifth woman - are killed in a savage nighttime attack in Africa, Months later in Sweden the news of this killing inspires a cruel vengeance..Translated from the Swedish by Steven T. Murray. Issued in a very small printing in the UK -reportedly just 1000 copies. 438 pp. ISBN: 1860468535.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 68120
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  • THE MAN FROM BEIJING. by Mankell, Henning.
    Mankell, Henning.
    THE MAN FROM BEIJING.

    Edition: First North American printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2010. dj. Hardcover first edition - A stand-alone thriller which begins with a brutal massacre of 19 people in a Swedish hamlet by this award winning novelist who is best known for the Kurt Wallender mysteries. Translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson. 367 pp. ISBN: 9780307217860.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 63365
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  • THE PYRAMID: And Other Kurt Wallander Mysteries. by Mankell, Henning.
    Mankell, Henning.
    THE PYRAMID: And Other Kurt Wallander Mysteries.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format)

    New York: The New Press, (2008). First edition - An advance excerpt containing only TWO of five short mysteries - 'Wallander's First Case' introduces us to the 21 year-old patrolman on his first criminal investigation and in 'The Man on the Beach' he is on the brink of middle age trying to understand how a man was murdered while riding alone in the back of a taxi. Translated from the Swedish by Ebba Segerberg and Laurie Thompson. 138 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 76490
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  • THE RETURN OF THE DANCING MASTER. by Mankell, Henning.
    Mankell, Henning.
    THE RETURN OF THE DANCING MASTER.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York & London: The New Press, (2004.) dj. Hardcover - Novel introducing Stefan Lindman, a young police officer who has just been diagnosed with cancer of the tongue. A thriller with its roots in World War II and a neo-Nazi network. Translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson. 391 pp plus an afterword. ISBN: 1565848608.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 50319
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  • KENNEDY'S BRAIN. by Mankell, Henning.
    Mankell, Henning.
    KENNEDY'S BRAIN.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York & London: The New Press, (2007.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A stand-alone thriller set in Sweden, Spain and Mozambiqu (where the author has traveled and lived for more than 20 years) by this award winning novelist who is best known for the Kurt Wallender mysteries. Translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson. 328 pp. ISBN: 9781595581846.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 50320
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  • THE VIPER. by Ostlundh, Hakan.
    Ostlundh, Hakan.
    THE VIPER.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2012) dj. Hardcover first edition - Complex crime novel featuring police detective Fredrik Broman set on the island of Gotland, in Sweden. Translated by Per Carlsson. 358 pp. ISBN: 978-0312642327.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 69302
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  • ANY MEANS NECESSARY: A Leona Lindberg Thriller. by Rogneby, Jenny.
    Rogneby, Jenny.
    ANY MEANS NECESSARY: A Leona Lindberg Thriller.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    New York: Other Press, (2019). SIGNED first edition - The second novel in this series featuring a detective in the Violent Crimes Division, who has crossed the line into criminality. "A man blows himself up outside the Parliament House in Stockholm, but miraculously survives. Was he a lone wolf, or are there more heinous acts to follow? Leona Lindberg is put on the case. But Leona, who has barely escaped her trials from the last case, is focused on other things. Her family is shattered, she is living under threat, and desperately needs liquid assets. It's lucky then, that she can think outside the box like no other detective. With one foot on each side of the law, she…

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    New York: Other Press, (2019). SIGNED first edition - The second novel in this series featuring a detective in the Violent Crimes Division, who has crossed the line into criminality. "A man blows himself up outside the Parliament House in Stockholm, but miraculously survives. Was he a lone wolf, or are there more heinous acts to follow? Leona Lindberg is put on the case. But Leona, who has barely escaped her trials from the last case, is focused on other things. Her family is shattered, she is living under threat, and desperately needs liquid assets. It's lucky then, that she can think outside the box like no other detective. With one foot on each side of the law, she mounts a special operation of grand proportions. And the higher the risk, the higher the rewards." SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 440 pp. ISBN: 978-1590518847.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 75679
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  • CELL 8. by Roslund, Anders and Borge Hellstrom.
    Roslund, Anders and Borge Hellstrom.
    CELL 8.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Silver Oak, (2011.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel featuring Stockholm's Detective Superintendent Ewart Grens - a story by this award winning team of Swedish writers which tackles the whole idea of having a death penalty and calling it justice. 370 pp. ISBN: 9781402787157.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 56258
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  • CELL 8. by Roslund, Anders and Borge Hellstrom.
    Roslund, Anders and Borge Hellstrom.
    CELL 8.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Silver Oak, (2011.). First edition - Novel featuring Stockholm's Detective Superintendent Ewart Grens - a story by this award winning team of Swedish writers which tackles the whole idea of having a death penalty and calling it justice. 370 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (upper corner slightly bumped).

    Book ID: 52580
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  • THE ANDALUCIAN FRIEND. by Soderberg, Alexander.
    Soderberg, Alexander.
    THE ANDALUCIAN FRIEND.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Crown, (2013) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a thriller about an international crime family. Translated from the Swedish by Neil Smith. 446 pp. ISBN: 978-0770436056.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new, but with a small remainder dot.)

    Book ID: 66431
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  • THE ANDALUCIAN FRIEND. by Soderberg, Alexander.
    Soderberg, Alexander.
    THE ANDALUCIAN FRIEND.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Crown, (2013). Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a thriller about an international crime family. Translated from the Swedish by Neil Smith. 446 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 66472
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  • TRUTH BARRIERS. by Transtromer, Tomas, translated by Robert Bly.
    Transtromer, Tomas, translated by Robert Bly.
    TRUTH BARRIERS.

    Edition: First printing, the trade paperback issue.

    San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, (1980.). First edition - Translated and with an introduction by Robert Bly. Bilingual edition with the original Swedish text at the end of the book. Illustrated. Transtromer was awarded the Nobel prize in 2011. 55 pp. ISBN: 0-87156-2391.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (bit of toning to the cream background on the covers)

    Book ID: 62672
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  • FLAXEN BRAIDS: A Chapter from a Real Swedish Childhood. by Turngren, Annette (illustrated by Polly Jackson.)
    Turngren, Annette (illustrated by Polly Jackson.)
    FLAXEN BRAIDS: A Chapter from a Real Swedish Childhood.

    Edition: First thus.

    Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, (1959.) dj. Hardcover - Originally published in 1937, this charming story about a family moving to northern Sweden was based on the childhood experiences of the author's mother. Written for older children, this is a revised version with new illustrations by Polly Jackson. 197 pp.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (some toning to the spine of the dj.) Uncommon in this condition.

    Book ID: 49641
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  • WHO WATCHETH. by Tursten, Helene.
    Tursten, Helene.
    WHO WATCHETH.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: SOHO Press, (2016). An Inspector Irene Huss investigation, translated from the Swedish by Marlaine Delargy. 291pp plus 15 pp preview of 'Protected by the Shadows.". ISBN: 978-1616958657.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 72192
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  • DETECTIVE INSPECTOR HUSS. by Tursten, Helene.
    Tursten, Helene.
    DETECTIVE INSPECTOR HUSS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: SOHO Press, (2003) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, introducing Inspector Irene Huss of the Goteberg Violent Crimes Unit, translated from the Swedish by Steven T. Murray. 371pp. ISBN: 1-56947303X.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder dot)

    Book ID: 73778
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  • RANDOM JOURNEYS. by Vyvyan, C. C. (Clara Coltman Rogers, Lady Vyvyan.)
    Vyvyan, C. C. (Clara Coltman Rogers, Lady Vyvyan.)
    RANDOM JOURNEYS.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Peter Owen Limited, (1960.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A rather uncommon late book by his popular and thoughtful travel writer - An account of "high speed" automobile traveling across northern Europe to Sweden, Finland and Norway (8000 miles, eight countries,in nine weeks). She sums up the different perspectives she and her traveling companion Ella brought to this whirlwind and unexpected journey as follows - she was middle-aged and I was old, in my prime I had the energy of two, but she still had the energy of ten, but most importantly, I was English and she was Americanized Canadian, rooted in the new civilization. SIGNED on the title page and INSCRIBED and signed on the front…

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    London: Peter Owen Limited, (1960.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A rather uncommon late book by his popular and thoughtful travel writer - An account of "high speed" automobile traveling across northern Europe to Sweden, Finland and Norway (8000 miles, eight countries,in nine weeks). She sums up the different perspectives she and her traveling companion Ella brought to this whirlwind and unexpected journey as follows - she was middle-aged and I was old, in my prime I had the energy of two, but she still had the energy of ten, but most importantly, I was English and she was Americanized Canadian, rooted in the new civilization. SIGNED on the title page and INSCRIBED and signed on the front endpaper "to --- with love from the author" and dated in 1973. Photographs. 192 pp.

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    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (price-clipped, chipping to top of dj spine.)

    Book ID: 51943
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  • LETTERS AND DISPATCHES, 1924 - 1944. by Wallenberg, Raoul.
    Wallenberg, Raoul.
    LETTERS AND DISPATCHES, 1924 - 1944.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Arcade Publishing, (1995) dj. Hardcover first edition - Published in association with The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. on the fiftieth anniversary of his mysterious disappearance of Wallenberg, this contains the letters and dispatches of this young Swede who was sent to oversee a rescue operation of Hungarian Jews being deported to the death camps by Adolf Eichmann. By the time of his arrest by the Soviet army in 1945, he had helped to save the lives of over 100,000 people. Translated by Kjersti Board. Edited by Timothy Bent. 16 pages of plates, viii, 286 p., [16] p. of plates. ISBN: 1-559702753.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (price-clipped, small slit in front cover)

    Book ID: 63417
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