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  • POISON FOR THE PRINCE. by Eyre, Elizabeth (pseudonym for Jill Staynes & Margaret Storey)
    Eyre, Elizabeth (pseudonym for Jill Staynes & Margaret Storey)
    POISON FOR THE PRINCE.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Headline, (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Third mystery set in Renaissance Italy, featuring Sigismondo, courtier, mercenary and sleuth. 309 pp. ISBN: 0-7472-08409.

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

    Book ID: 61875
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  • ALIBI FOR A WITCH. by Ferrars, Elizabeth.
    Ferrars, Elizabeth.
    ALIBI FOR A WITCH.

    Edition: Reprint.

    London: Constable & Co., Ltd. (1991) dj. Hardcover - Reissue of this classic mystery novel originally published in 1958, a story of murder and deception set in a small seaside resort in Southern Italy. 188 pp. ISBN: 0-094707200.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (usual light tanning to the pages)

    Book ID: 72963
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  • THE SHADOW OF THE LION. by Flint, Eric; Mercedes Lackey and Dave Freer.
    Flint, Eric; Mercedes Lackey and Dave Freer.
    THE SHADOW OF THE LION.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Baen Books, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Set in 1537 in an 'other-worldly, new-age' Venice, a city where magic thrives, a bastion of independence and toleration, and riddled with corruption and intrigue. SIGNED on the title page by Eric Flint. Maps, family tree, list of characters, glossary. 825 pp. Dust jacket art by Larry Dixon. ISBN: 0-7434-35230.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64432
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  • THIS ROUGH MAGIC. by Flint, Eric; Mercedes Lackey and Dave Freer.
    Flint, Eric; Mercedes Lackey and Dave Freer.
    THIS ROUGH MAGIC.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Baen Books, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second book in this series, set on Corfu in the sixteenth century. SIGNED on the title page by Eric Flint. Maps, list of characters, glossary. 822 pp. Dust jacket art by Larry Dixon. ISBN: 0-7434-71490.

    Condition: Near fine in fine dust jacket (crease to upper corner of a few pages).

    Book ID: 64433
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  • VENETIAN MASK. by Friedman, Mickey.
    Friedman, Mickey.
    VENETIAN MASK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1987). Hardcover first edition - Suspense novel set during Carnival time in Venice, where six friends have devised a perfect game. 308 pp. ISBN: 0-684187833.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 68724
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  • Fry, Christopher
    A YARD OF SUN.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Oxford University Press, 1970. dj. Hardcover first edition - The final play in his seasonal quartet - A serio-comedy set in Siena, Italy in July 1946 on the night before the Palio, a medieval horse race run around the middle of the city; the war is over and Bruno's three sons have returned home. Includes a note on the Palio by Stewart Perowne. 113 pp. ISBN: 0-19-2113569.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 30951
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  • BY THE IONIAN SEA: Notes of a Ramble in Southern Italy. by Gissing, George.
    Gissing, George.
    BY THE IONIAN SEA: Notes of a Ramble in Southern Italy.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Chapman and Hall, 1901. Hardcover first edition - With Eight Illustrations in Colour By Leo De Littrow and Others in Black and White. Tissue guards in front of each plate (one plate has an extra tissue guard.) Gissing's only book totally devoted to travels In the original white cloth with gilt lettering, top edge gilt, somewhat oversized format. 168 pp.

    Condition: Fair condition only (soiling to white covers, darkening to the spine, rather significant foxing especially to the endpapers and the beginning and end of the book, two plates are detached but still present along with their tissue guards.) Gift inscription dated in 1905. Despite the flaws, this is still quite readable and rather uncommon in the first edition.

    Book ID: 60859
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  • THE NIGHT VILLA. by Goodman, Carol.
    Goodman, Carol.
    THE NIGHT VILLA.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    New York: Ballantine, (2008). SIGNED first edition - A novel of "romance, intrigue and treachery" set in Pompeii in Italy where classics professor Sophie Chase finds herself caught up in the mystery of a slave girl buried under the volcanic ashes of the Villa della Norte. SIGNED on the title page. 392 pp plus a reader's guide. ISBN: 978-034547600.

    Condition: Very near fine (usual light toning to the pages, no creases)

    Book ID: 69943
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  • Hickey, Des & Gus Smith.
    OPERATION AVALANCHE: THE SALERNO LANDINGS, 1943.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: McGraw-Hill, (1984.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first comprehensive look at this operation - which was expected to capture Naple in 3 days, but instead dragged on for 21 days and cost the lives of 25,000 soldiers and civilians. From the dj: "Some forty years later, the Allied landings on the Italian coast at Salerno before dawn on September 9, 1943, seem only a part of one of the half forgotten campaigns of World War II. Yet it was in its day the largest amphibious invasion in history, and it barely escaped becoming the Allies' costliest blunder." Photographs, bibliography, notes, index. 379 pp. ISBN: 0-07-0286825.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (crease to dj flap).

    Book ID: 36797
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  • THOSE WHO WALK AWAY. by Highsmith, Patricia
    Highsmith, Patricia
    THOSE WHO WALK AWAY.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (1988.). Reprint of this compelling and suspenseful novel, originally published in 1967, the story of a father determined to get revenge on the son-in-law whom he blames for his daughter's death. 250 pp. ISBN: 0-87113-2591.

    Condition: Near fine (toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 54078
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  • THE LAST CASTRATO. by Hill, John Spencer.
    Hill, John Spencer.
    THE LAST CASTRATO.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Constable & Co., Ltd. (1995) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first novel in the Mystery of Florence series, introducing Detective Inspector Carli Arbatl. SIGNED by the author on the title page. 269 pp. ISBN: 0-094739900.

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

    Book ID: 77126
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  • THE DARK HEART OF ITALY. by Jones, Tobias.
    Jones, Tobias.
    THE DARK HEART OF ITALY.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: North Point Press (Farrar Strauss), (2004.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "An Incisive Portrait of Europe's Most Beautiful, Most Disconcerting Country" - In 1999, Jones emigrated to Italy and the country he discovered there turned out to be far from the pastoral bliss described by centuries of travel writers, and instead he found one beseiged by almost unfathomable terrorism and paranoia. Notes, index. 314 pp. ISBN: 9780865477001.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 42445
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  • THE SCARLET CONTESSA: A Novel of the Italian Renaissance. by Kalogridis, Jeanne.
    Kalogridis, Jeanne.
    THE SCARLET CONTESSA: A Novel of the Italian Renaissance.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2010) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel based on the life of Caterina Sforza - the "bravest warrior Renaissance Italy ever knew. She ruled her own lands, fought her own battles and took lovers whenever she pleased" until she comes up against Cesare Borgia, the son of the corrupt Pope Alexander VI. 454 pp plus afterword. ISBN: 978-0312369538.

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

    Book ID: 68675
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  • THE ALIBI. by Kanon, Joseph.
    Kanon, Joseph.
    THE ALIBI.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2005) dj. Hardcover first edition - His fourth novel, a story of "revenge love and murder set in post-war Venice." Set in 1946, in a Europe slowly beginning to recover from the ravages of war, where a US Army war crimes investigator has come for a break from the horrors of his work, only to discover that in a seemingly unchanged Venice, everyone was compromised by the Occupation. 405 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-8050-7886x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 63161
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  • THE ALIBI. by Kanon, Joseph.
    Kanon, Joseph.
    THE ALIBI.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His fourth novel, a story of "revenge love and murder set in post-war Venice." Set in 1946, in a Europe slowly beginning to recover from the ravages of war, where a US Army war crimes investigator has come for a break from the horrors of his work, only to discover that in a seemingly unchanged Venice, everyone was compromised by the Occupation. SIGNED on the title page. 405 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-8050-7886x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 63266
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  • THE FLAMETHROWERS by Kushner, Rachel.
    Kushner, Rachel.
    THE FLAMETHROWERS

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Scribner, (2013.). SIGNED first edition - Kushner's highly praised second novel (both her first novel and this one were nominated for the National Book Award). Christina Garcia calls this a "frequently dazzling novel [which] thrusts us into the white-hot center of the 1970s conceptual art world, motorcycle racing, upper-class Italy and the rampant kidnappings and terrorism that plagued it. It's an irresistible, high-octane mix . . Kushner's insights into place, society and the complicated rules of belonging, and unbelonging, can be mordantly brilliant." SIGNED on the title page. 385 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 61046
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  • JEWELS OF PARADISE. by Leon, Donna.
    Leon, Donna.
    JEWELS OF PARADISE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2012) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first stand-alone novel by this author who is best known for her prize-winning series of mysteries featuring Guido Brunetti, commissario of the Venice police. This novel features Caterina Pelligrini, a musicologist working abroad who jumps at a chance to return to her native Venice, when she is hired to supervise the opening of some trunks believed to contain papers by a 17th century Baroque composer. 244 pp. ISBN: 978-0802120649.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73184
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  • ABOUT FACE. by Leon, Donna.
    Leon, Donna.
    ABOUT FACE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2009.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A title in her highly praised, and prize-winning, series of mysteries featuring Guido Brunetti, commissario of the Venice police. 278 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 9780802118967.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 50398
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  • SUFFER THE LITTLE CHILDREN. by Leon, Donna.
    Leon, Donna.
    SUFFER THE LITTLE CHILDREN.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Heinemann, (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The 16th title in her highly praised, and prize-winning, series of mysteries featuring Guido Brunetti, commissario of the Venice police. SIGNED on the title page. 264 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-43401625X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 67138
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  • DOCTORED EVIDENCE. by Leon, Donna.
    Leon, Donna.
    DOCTORED EVIDENCE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2004.) dj. Hardcover first edition - One of her highly praised - and prize-winning - series of mysteries featuring Guido Brunetti, commissario of the Venice police. 245 pp. ISBN: 0-87113-9189.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 54126
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  • SUFFER THE LITTLE CHILDREN. by Leon, Donna.
    Leon, Donna.
    SUFFER THE LITTLE CHILDREN.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2007.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The 16th title in her highly praised, and prize-winning, series of mysteries featuring Guido Brunetti, commissario of the Venice police. 264 pp. ISBN: 0-87113-960x.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 52532
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  • DOCTORED EVIDENCE. by Leon, Donna.
    Leon, Donna.
    DOCTORED EVIDENCE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - One of her highly praised, and prize-winning, series of mysteries featuring Guido Brunetti, commissario of the Venice police. SIGNED on the title page. 245 pp. ISBN: 0-87113-9189.

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

    Book ID: 52171
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  • THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY. by Leon, Donna.
    Leon, Donna.
    THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2006.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A title in her highly praised, and prize-winning, series of mysteries featuring Guido Brunetti, commissario of the Venice police. SIGNED on the title page. 256 pp. ISBN: 0-87113-9375.

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

    Book ID: 52172
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  • BLOOD FROM A STONE. by Leon, Donna.
    Leon, Donna.
    BLOOD FROM A STONE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2005.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Another title in her highly praised, and prize-winning, series of mysteries featuring Guido Brunetti, commissario of the Venice police. "On a cold Venetian night shortly before Christmas, a man is killed in a fight in Campo Santo Stefano. The closest witnesses to the event are the tourists who had been browsing the man's wares before his death. The dead man was working as a vu cumpra, one of the many Black Africans selling goods outside normal shop hours without a work permit. Arriving on the scene, Commissario Brunetti's response matches that of everybody involved: why would anyone kill an illegal immigrant?" 276 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-87113-8875.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket ("San Francisco 2005" written on blank prelim)

    Book ID: 67932
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  • BLOOD FROM A STONE. by Leon, Donna.
    Leon, Donna.
    BLOOD FROM A STONE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2005.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Another title in her highly praised, and prize-winning, series of mysteries featuring Guido Brunetti, commissario of the Venice police. "On a cold Venetian night shortly before Christmas, a man is killed in a fight in Campo Santo Stefano. The closest witnesses to the event are the tourists who had been browsing the man's wares before his death. The dead man was working as a vu cumpra, one of the many Black Africans selling goods outside normal shop hours without a work permit. Arriving on the scene, Commissario Brunetti's response matches that of everybody involved: why would anyone kill an illegal immigrant?" SIGNED on the title page. 276 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-87113-8875.

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

    Book ID: 52173
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  • UNIFORM JUSTICE. by Leon, Donna.
    Leon, Donna.
    UNIFORM JUSTICE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2003.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A title in her highly praised, and prize-winning, series of mysteries featuring Guido Brunetti, commissario of the Venice police. 259 pp. ISBN: 0-87113-9030.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 43298
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  • DOCTORED EVIDENCE. by Leon, Donna.
    Leon, Donna.
    DOCTORED EVIDENCE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2004.). First edition - One of her highly praised, and prize-winning, series of mysteries featuring Guido Brunetti, commissario of the Venice police. 245 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 50147
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  • DEATH OF FAITH. by Leon, Donna.
    Leon, Donna.
    DEATH OF FAITH.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Pan / Macmillan, (1997) dj. Hardcover first edition - True first edition of the sixth book in her highly praised, and prize-winning, series of mysteries featuring Guido Brunetti, commissario of the Venice police. SIGNED on the title page. 310 pp. ISBN: 0-3336573751.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 74064
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  • ACQUA ALTA. by Leon, Donna.
    Leon, Donna.
    ACQUA ALTA.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Macmillan, (1996). Hardcover first edition - True first edition of this title in her highly praised, and prize-winning, series of mysteries featuring Guido Brunetti, commissario of the Venice police. One of the best in the series, this is set against a Venice as it floods with high tide - 343 pp. ISBN: 0-333656547.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 71860
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  • SEA OF TROUBLES by Leon, Donna.
    Leon, Donna.
    SEA OF TROUBLES

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Heinemann, (2001) dj. Hardcover first edition - True first edition of the tenth book in her highly praised, and prize-winning, series of mysteries featuring Guido Brunetti, commissario of the Venice police. SIGNED on the title page. 247 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-3336573751.

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

    Book ID: 74065
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