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  • A MAPMAKER'S DREAM: The Meditations of Fra Mauro, Cartographer to the Court of Venice. by Cowan, James.
    Cowan, James.
    A MAPMAKER'S DREAM: The Meditations of Fra Mauro, Cartographer to the Court of Venice.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston & London: Shambhala, 1996, dj. Hardcover first edition - Part history, part fiction, a "fantasy of a Venetian cartographer speculates on geography as a construct of the human consciousness, with tales of explorations into an imaginary world. Through the purported journals of Fra Mauro, a cloistered monk who actually lived during the 15th century and who, in Cowan's novel, has resolved to create a map of the world without ever leaving his cell, we learn of a race of men with one foot the size of an umbrella, about the Vatican emissary to the Mongol court,and about the devil worshippers of the land called Mosul. Over the course of the book, Fra Mauro creates a world of his…

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    Boston & London: Shambhala, 1996, dj. Hardcover first edition - Part history, part fiction, a "fantasy of a Venetian cartographer speculates on geography as a construct of the human consciousness, with tales of explorations into an imaginary world. Through the purported journals of Fra Mauro, a cloistered monk who actually lived during the 15th century and who, in Cowan's novel, has resolved to create a map of the world without ever leaving his cell, we learn of a race of men with one foot the size of an umbrella, about the Vatican emissary to the Mongol court,and about the devil worshippers of the land called Mosul. Over the course of the book, Fra Mauro creates a world of his own, composed less of geographical knowledge than of meditation, folklore, and books." Illustrated maps on endpapers and chapter headings are from actual preserved works of Mauro. xvii, 151 pp. ISBN: 1-570621969.

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

    Book ID: 88971
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  • A MATTER OF DIAMONDS: A Faith Abbey Mystery. by Manuel, David.
    Manuel, David.
    A MATTER OF DIAMONDS: A Faith Abbey Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    Brewster, Mass: Paraclete Press, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second book in the Faith Abbey series, set on Cape Cod and featuring Brother Bartholomew and Chief of Police Dan Burke, two native Cape Codders, friends since their boyhood days, even though their paths had diverged. 314 pp. ISBN: 1557252580.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57640
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  • A MATTER OF ROSES: A Faith Abbey Mystery. by Manuel, David.
    Manuel, David.
    A MATTER OF ROSES: A Faith Abbey Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    Brewster, Mass: Paraclete Press, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first book in the Faith Abbey series, set on Cape Cod and introducing Brother Bartholomew and Chief of Police Dan Burke, two native Cape Codders, friends since their boyhood days, even though their paths had diverged. SIGNED on the title page. 355 pp. ISBN: 1557252580.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 59259
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  • VIRGIN IN THE ICE: The Sixth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael . by Peters, Ellis
    Peters, Ellis
    VIRGIN IN THE ICE: The Sixth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael .

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, 1983. dj. Hardcover - The sixth novel in the Brother Cadfael series, set in Shrewsbury, England in 1139 A.D.. Map. 220 pp. ISBN: 0-688016723.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (creasing on flaps of dj)

    Book ID: 82011
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