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  • CLOSE TO SHORE: A True Story of Terror in an Age of Innocence. by Capuzzo, Michael.
    Capuzzo, Michael.
    CLOSE TO SHORE: A True Story of Terror in an Age of Innocence.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Broadway Books, (2001.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Fascinating account of the events of the summer of 1916, when a rogue great white shark attacked swimmers along the NJ shore - and even a mile from the coast in a creek - killing three adults and one boy, and leaving another badly injured, triggering mass hysteria & launching the most extensive shark hunt in history. While modern science now tells us that shark attacks are exceedingly rare and limited to just a few species, and it is still undecided on whether or not the concept of a "rogue shark" is accurate, these events helped inspire Peter Benchley's classic novel (and movie),"Jaws" . The story of the shark's…

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    New York: Broadway Books, (2001.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Fascinating account of the events of the summer of 1916, when a rogue great white shark attacked swimmers along the NJ shore - and even a mile from the coast in a creek - killing three adults and one boy, and leaving another badly injured, triggering mass hysteria & launching the most extensive shark hunt in history. While modern science now tells us that shark attacks are exceedingly rare and limited to just a few species, and it is still undecided on whether or not the concept of a "rogue shark" is accurate, these events helped inspire Peter Benchley's classic novel (and movie),"Jaws" . The story of the shark's attacks is juxtaposed against a picture of America in the late Edwardian age, at the beginning of a period of rapid change, both culturally and technologically, an America not yet committed to participating in the war in Europe, but on the verge. Map, sources, bibliography. Illustrated endpapers. 317 pp,. ISBN: 0-767904133.

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    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61811
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  • SNOBBERY WITH VIOLENCE. by Chesney, Marion.
    Chesney, Marion.
    SNOBBERY WITH VIOLENCE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2003) dj. Hardcover first edition - An Edwardian Murder Mystery, a combination of murderous intrigue and high society, by an author best known for the Agatha Raisin and Hamish MacBeth series written under the pseudonym of M. C. Beaton. 226 pp. ISBN: 0-31230451X.

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

    Book ID: 78296
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  • FALLING ANGELS. by Chevalier, Tracy.
    Chevalier, Tracy.
    FALLING ANGELS.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Harper Collins, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second novel by the author of 'Girl with a Pearl Earring.' Set in London, in the early years of the 20th century, beginning with the death of Queen Victoria, this is a story of friendship, of sexual awakening, of class divides, and of changes coming both to society and to the certainities held by many. Unusual in its use of many voices - some only very occasional - to tell the story. SIGNED on the title page. 404 pp. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 0-00-7108257.

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

    Book ID: 70644
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  • FALLING ANGELS. by Chevalier, Tracy.
    Chevalier, Tracy.
    FALLING ANGELS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Dutton, (2001.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Second novel by the author of 'Girl with a Pearl Earring.' Set in London, in the early years of the 20th century, beginning with the death of Queen Victoria, this is a story of friendship, of sexual awakening, of class divides, and of changes coming both to society and to the certainities held by many. Unusual in its use of many voices - some only very occasional - to tell the story. 324 pp.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 34738
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  • Chevalier, Tracy.
    FALLING ANGELS.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Dutton, (2001.) dj. Hardcover - Second novel by the author of 'Girl with a Pearl Earring.' Set in London, in the early years of the 20th century, beginning with the death of Queen Victoria, this is a story of friendship, of sexual awakening, of class divides, and of changes coming both to society and to the certainities held by many. Unusual in its use of many voices - some only very occasional - to tell the story. 324 pp.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 34739
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  • Chevalier, Tracy.
    FALLING ANGELS.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Plume (Dutton), (2002.). Second novel by the author of 'Girl with a Pearl Earring.' Set in London, in the early years of the 20th century, beginning with the death of Queen Victoria, this is a story of friendship, of sexual awakening, of class divides, and of changes coming both to society and to the certainities held by many. Unusual in its use of many voices - some only very occasional - to tell the story. 324 pp. ISBN: 0-452-283205.

    Condition: Very good (prev owner's name.)

    Book ID: 43365
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  • CONSEQUENCES OF SIN. by Langley-Hawthorne, Clair.
    Langley-Hawthorne, Clair.
    CONSEQUENCES OF SIN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (2007) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An Edwardian Mystery - the first novel featuring the young heiress Ursula Marlowe, an Oxford graduate, active in the suffragist movement, who hopes to become a journalist. SIGNED on the title page. 262 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 69156
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  • CONSEQUENCES OF SIN. by Langley-Hawthorne, Clair.
    Langley-Hawthorne, Clair.
    CONSEQUENCES OF SIN.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Viking, (2007). SIGNED first edition - An Edwardian Mystery - the first novel featuring the young heiress Ursula Marlowe, an Oxford graduate, active in the suffragist movement, who hopes to become a journalist. SIGNED on the title page. 262 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 68916
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  • MURDER WITH MAJESTY. by Myers, Amy.
    Myers, Amy.
    MURDER WITH MAJESTY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Sutton, Surrey, UK: Severn House., (1999.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The tenth in the series featuring master chef, Auguste Didier, distant cousin by marriage to King Edward VII. Set in an Edwardian England of old manor houses and villages still owing fealty to the lord of the manor, but also a world of international intrigue in the years before the Great War erupted. SIGNED on the title page. 282 pp. ISBN: 0-7278-54151.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 60202
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