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  • Ansay, A. Manette
    RIVER ANGEL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, (1998.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel set in a small town in Wisconsin, one which is inexorably changing as the farms give way to tracts of homes for commuters. SIGNED on the title page. Dust jacket praise from Ann Patchett and Lewis Nordan (who says 'Ansay can write like an angel. River Angel is the best novel I've read this year, and I would say for several years. The prose is beautiful, among the best being written, and the story is compelling and funny and sad.') 243 pp. ISBN: 0-688-15243-0.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 46326
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  • THE GUANCHES OF TENERIFE: The Holy Image of Our Lady of Candelaria and the Spanish Conquest and Settlement. (Series II, Vol. XXI). by Espinosa, Friar Alonso de (Translated and edited by Sir Clements Markham.)
    Espinosa, Friar Alonso de (Translated and edited by Sir Clements Markham.)
    THE GUANCHES OF TENERIFE: The Holy Image of Our Lady of Candelaria and the Spanish Conquest and Settlement. (Series II, Vol. XXI).

    Edition: First edition.

    London: The Hakluyt Society, 1907. Hardcover first edition - An account of the Spanish settlement of the Canary Islands in the 15th Century, and the subjugation of the Guanches, the original inhabitants, translated and edited, with notes and an introduction by Sir Clements Markham, President of the Hakluyt Society. Includes a list of the remnants of the Guanche language, an account of the miracles associated with Our Lady of Candelaria by Espinosa as well as a description of Tenerife and a report of the current condition of the image by Ethel Trew. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 3 plates, and 2 color folding maps. Bibliographies, index. xxvi, 221 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in the original blue blindstamped cloth binding, with gilt lettering on the spine, and a small illustration on the front cover. Slight fading to the spine, some age-toning to the endpapers and the half title page. Many pages still unopened.

    Book ID: 49893
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  • PAPA, I CAN HARDLY WAIT. by High, Lourdes.
    High, Lourdes.
    PAPA, I CAN HARDLY WAIT.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chico, California: Brock Publishing Co, (1977.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel based on the appearance of the Virgin Mary to three young children, shephards, in Portugal in 1916, as told by the least known of the children, Francisco Marta, brother of Jacinta and cousin to Lucia (Lucy). SIGNED on the front endpaper by the author, the wife of a Sacramento Valley farmer, who wrote this book out of her deep religious convictions and her pride in her Portuguese heritage. 214 pp. ISBN: 0-930534026.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 40926
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  • IRRELIGION: A Mathematician Explains Why the Arguments for God Just Don't Add Up. by Paulos, John Allen.
    Paulos, John Allen.
    IRRELIGION: A Mathematician Explains Why the Arguments for God Just Don't Add Up.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hill & Wang (Farrar, Strauss & Giroux), (2008) dj. Hardcover first edition - A brief look at the most prevalent reasons why people claim that God exists - or miracles happen - and just how illogical these are. Index. 158 pp. ISBN: 9780809059195.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61220
    View cart More details Price: $18.00