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  • ICE COLD KILL. by Haynes, Dana.
    Haynes, Dana.
    ICE COLD KILL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2013) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - First international thriller featuring Daria Gibron, a former Shin-Bet agent now in exile in the U.S. and under the protection of the F.B.I., who is working primarily as an interpreter - until, on her way to a meeting, she gets unexpected and anonymous tipoff that she's about to walk into an ambush. SIGNED on the title page. 343 pp. ISBN: 978-1250009630.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78227
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  • PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION. by Houghteling, Sara.
    Houghteling, Sara.
    PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2009. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel - Set in a Paris just after World War II it tells the story of a son's quest to recover his family's lost masterpieces, looted by the Nazis during the occupation. When Paris falls to the Nazis, the Berenzons survive in hiding. They return in 1944 to find that their priceless collection has vanished; driven to recover his father's paintings, Max navigates a city of corrupt art dealers, black marketers, Resistants, and collaborators. This novel draws on the actual stories of France's art-dealing familes and the forgotten biography of the only French woman (Rose Valland) to work as a double agent inside the Nazis' stronghold of looted art. Author's note. 243 pp. ISBN: 978-0307266859.

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

    Book ID: 65024
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  • LA-BAS (DOWN THERE) by Huysmans, J.K.
    Huysmans, J.K.
    LA-BAS (DOWN THERE)

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Dover Publications, (c 1972). A classic novel of Satanism, originally published in France in 1891 and noted for its detailed and vivid description of the Black Mass, one which Huysmans himself attended. Although the novel centers on Durtal, a writer obsessed with the life of Gilles de Rais, a fifteenth-century child murderer, sadist, necrophile, and practitioner of all the black arts, Huysmans had firsthand knowledge of the satanic practices, witch cults, and the whole of the occult underworld which was thriving in late nineteenth-century Paris and in the city of Lyons. Translated by Keene Wallis. 287 pp. ISBN: 0-486228371.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers (prev owner's name, highlighting to 4 lines on p 7 only.

    Book ID: 85461
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  • LE DIVORCE. by Johnson, Diane
    Johnson, Diane
    LE DIVORCE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Dutton, 1997. First edition - The adventures of two American sisters in Paris - a novel of "style, wit and considerable moral complexity." A National Book Award nominee. 309 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 42404
    Keywords: arc, paris, proof, Women Authors
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  • ALL BLOOD RUNS RED: The Legendary Life of Eugene Bullard - Boxer, Pilot, Soldier, Spy. by Keith, Phil with Tom Clavin.
    Keith, Phil with Tom Clavin.
    ALL BLOOD RUNS RED: The Legendary Life of Eugene Bullard - Boxer, Pilot, Soldier, Spy.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Hanover Square Press, (2019). First edition - "The extraordinary story of the first African American military pilot in World War I, who went on to become a Paris nightclub impresario, a spy in the French Resistance and an American civil rights pioneer." Bullard, the son of a former slave and an indigenous Creek woman, fled home as a young boy to escape the racial hostility of his Georgia community, determined to get to France. He garnered fame as a boxer, but when war broke out he joined the French Foreign Legion. 324 pp plus author's note and bibliography.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 80402
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  • THE PLEASING HOUR. by King, Lily.
    King, Lily.
    THE PLEASING HOUR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (1999) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, the unusual coming-of-age story of Rosie, an American au pair in Paris. SIGNED on the title page.A New York Times Notable book, winner of the Barnes and Noble Discover Award. 237 pp. ISBN: 0-871137542.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 62880
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  • Leduc, Violette.
    MAD IN PURSUIT.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1971. dj. Hardcover first edition - This book covers the author's life from the liberation of Paris until the early Fifties. Through her vivid, intense, and idiosyncratic images of everyday life, she constructs a movingly personal picture of herself in the middle of an exciting, post-war society. Translated from the French by Derek Coltman.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dustjacket. (edges of boards, slightly faded, prev. owner's name)

    Book ID: 14517
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  • CHARLOTTE MOREL. by Lodi, Maria.
    Lodi, Maria.
    CHARLOTTE MOREL.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1969) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first of three historical novels following the life of Charlotte Morel, set in Paris in the 1860s when France was under the dictatorship of Napoleon III. Translated from the French by Anne Carter. 316 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 84959
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  • Lord Russell of Liverpool.
    HENRY OF NAVARRE: Henry IV of France.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Praeger, 1969. dj. Hardcover - History of Henry IV, the first of the Bourbon kings of France who succeeded to the throne in 1589. Illustrated. Chronology, short bibliography and index. 206 pages.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 16269
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  • BERTIE AND THE CRIME OF PASSION. by Lovesey, Peter
    Lovesey, Peter
    BERTIE AND THE CRIME OF PASSION.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1995). dj. Hardcover first edition - Bertie, the Prince of Wales, is in Paris, where Sarah Bernhardt tells him of a murder on the dance floor of the Moulin Rouge. SIGNED on the title page. 245 pp. ISBN: 0-316-906859.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75619
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  • BERTIE AND THE CRIME OF PASSION. by Lovesey, Peter
    Lovesey, Peter
    BERTIE AND THE CRIME OF PASSION.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Little Brown, (1995). dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Bertie, the Prince of Wales, is in Paris, where Sarah Bernhardt tells him of a murder on the dance floor of the Moulin Rouge. SIGNED on the title page. 245 pp. ISBN: 0-316-906859.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77439
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  • HENRY MILLER: The Paris Years by [Miller, Henry] Brassai.
    [Miller, Henry] Brassai.
    HENRY MILLER: The Paris Years

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Arcade Publishing, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Translated from the French by Timothy Bent. Based on unpublished letters and recollections of conversations, this is an intimate account of a writer's self discovery as observed by his friend, the famed photograper Brassai. Illustrated with sixteen black and white photographs by Brassai. Translator's note, map, bibliography. ix, 224 pp. ISBN: 1559702877.

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

    Book ID: 54176
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  • Morris, Wright.
    SOLO: An American Dreamer in Europe: 1933-1934.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1983.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The novelist's account of a year he spent as a young man travelling around Europe - France, Austria, Italy. - in the heart of the Depression, and at a time of political turmoil. He is himself broke and sometimes hungry, but this book is full of humor (including some oddball characters) and the events of that year changed him as a novelist forever. 196 pp. ISBN: 0-06-015165x.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 33552
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  • Nascimbene, Yan.
    DAY IN SEPTEMBER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "A rich boy in Paris. A poor girl in California's Mojave Desert. He knows crowded streets, an ornate apartment, servants, and busy parents who are rarely seen. She lives with clouds of dust, an old chicken coop made into a house, and boundaries. parents who work all day picking tomatoes... [Yan Nascimbene's] sparse compositions and eerie landscapes reflect the lonliness and isolation of the two children." 31 pp. Oblong format. ISBN: 0-15-200954x.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket (a new copy, but with some minor sunning to the dj).

    Book ID: 39706
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  • MUTE WITNESS. by O'Brien, Charles.
    O'Brien, Charles.
    MUTE WITNESS.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Scottsdale, AZ: Poisoned Pen Press, (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - The author's first book, an unusual mystery set in Paris just prior to the French Revolution and depicting not only the social tensions of the time, and the glitter of the theater, but also the new signing for the deaf techniques of Abbe L'Epee. Finalist for the Agatha Award. SIGNED on the title page. Maps. Author's note. 325 pp. ISBN: 1-890208620.

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

    Book ID: 62118
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  • MUTE WITNESS. by O'Brien, Charles.
    O'Brien, Charles.
    MUTE WITNESS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Scottsdale, AZ: Poisoned Pen Press, (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first book, an unusual mystery set in Paris just prior to the French Revolution and depicting not only the social tensions of the time, and the glitter of the theater, but also the new signing for the deaf techniques of Abbe L'Epee. Finalist for the Agatha Award. SIGNED on the title page. Maps. Author's note. 325 pp. ISBN: 1-890208620.

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

    Book ID: 82440
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  • MUTE WITNESS. by O'Brien, Charles.
    O'Brien, Charles.
    MUTE WITNESS.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    Scottsdale, AZ: Poisoned Pen Press, (2001.). SIGNED first edition - The author's first book, an unusual mystery set in Paris just prior to the French Revolution and depicting not only the social tensions of the time, and the glitter of the theater, but also the new signing for the deaf techniques of Abbe L'Epee. Finalist for the Agatha Award. SIGNED on the title page. Maps. Author's note. 325 pp.

    Condition: Fine in printed yellow wrappers with spiral binding. Uncommon advance copy.

    Book ID: 82441
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  • THE INVISIBLE BRIDGE. by Orringer, Julie.
    Orringer, Julie.
    THE INVISIBLE BRIDGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2010. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, second book (following a collection of short stories), an epic tale of three brothers, set against the backdrop of Budapest and Paris beginnng in 1937, 602 pp. ISBN: 978-1400041169.

    Condition: Good only in a good dust jacket (staining to the upper edges of the boards, spot on top edge of textblock, rubbing and wear to the dj at the corners of the folds.)

    Book ID: 66416
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  • WHAT'S CALLED LOVE: A Real Romance. by Paul, Jim.
    Paul, Jim.
    WHAT'S CALLED LOVE: A Real Romance.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Villard, (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of his own attempt to win the love of a woman as they travel in Paris and throughout France interspersed with other tales of men famous for their romantic passion. Bibliography. 275 pp. ISBN: 0-685-63495-7.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 46996
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  • ALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE. by Penny, Louise.
    Penny, Louise.
    ALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2020) dj. Hardcover first edition - The 16th novel in the award winning Three Pines series featuring Inspector Gamache of the Quebec Surete - "On their first night in Paris, the Gamaches gather for a family dinner with Armand's godfather, the billionaire Stephen Horowitz. But the evening ends in horror when Stephen is knocked down and critically injured in what Armand is convinced is no accident, but a deliberate attempt on an elderly man's life.. . as Armand begins to uncover the secrets his godfather has kept hidden for decades, he finds himself ensnared in a web of lies and deceit that threatens to destroy everything - he holds dear." 439 pp. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 978-1250145239.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (light toning to the edges of textblock)

    Book ID: 87314
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  • A BETTER MAN. by Penny, Louise.
    Penny, Louise.
    A BETTER MAN.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2019) dj. Hardcover first edition - The 15th novel in the award winning Three Pines series featuring Inspector Gamache of the Quebec Surete, who has just returned to his position as head of homicide - as flood waters are rising, a distraught father pleads with him to find his missing daughter 433 pp. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 978-1250066213.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 88085
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  • CITY OF DARKNESS, CITY OF LIGHT. by Piercy, Marge.
    Piercy, Marge.
    CITY OF DARKNESS, CITY OF LIGHT.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Fawcett Columbine, (1996). First edition - Historical novel set during the French Revolution, which focuses on the role women played. - "Claire Lacombe escapes the grinding poverty of her youth by becoming an actress in a traveling troupe. Beautiful and filled with the determination that can be forged by enduring hardship, she becomes an inspiring symbol as she dares to participate in pivotal events. Manon Philipon, a jeweler's daughter, idolizes Rousseau and the life of the mind. Marrying an austere government bureaucrat, she learns that she has an innate grasp of politics. Pauline Leon, the owner of a chocolate shop, is galvanized when she witnesses the executions of poor people rioting for bread." (Publishers Weekly), 468 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (some toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 85135
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  • THE FOREIGNER. by Plante, David.
    Plante, David.
    THE FOREIGNER.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Boston: Atheneum, 1984. dj. Hardcover first edition - A continuation of the Francoeur family series, set in 1959 as young Daniel Francoeur, leaves home for Europe. On the voyage there, he meets Angela, beautiful young Black woman, and she introduces him to her boyfriend, a Vincent, an American who is a member of Barcelona's underworld, and Daniel winds up obsessed by both of them, as he finds himself drawn into a dangerous world. 217 pp. ISBN: 0-689114915.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 84869
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  • THE STRANGE CASE OF DOCTOR JEKYLL & MADEMOISELLE ODILE (A Shadow Sisters Novel) by Reese, James.
    Reese, James.
    THE STRANGE CASE OF DOCTOR JEKYLL & MADEMOISELLE ODILE (A Shadow Sisters Novel)

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Roaring Brook Press, (2012) dj. Hardcover first edition - A young adult thriller set in Paris in 18971, one "steeped in historical detail" which tells the story of the young Dr Jekyll, before his transformation. Double page map. Author's note. 357 pp. ISBN: 978-1596436848.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 62516
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  • THE MASK CARVER'S SON. by Richman, Alyson.
    Richman, Alyson.
    THE MASK CARVER'S SON.

    Edition: Advanced Reading Copy,

    New York: Bloomsbury, (2000). First edition - The authors first novel, set in turn of century Japan, in the world of the Noh theater and in Paris during the height of impressionism. 371 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 59626
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  • THE COLLECTOR OF DYING BREATHS. by Rose, M. J.
    Rose, M. J.
    THE COLLECTOR OF DYING BREATHS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atria / Simon & Schuster, (2014) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel which moves back and forth between the 16th century Florence and Paris of Catherine Medici, where a young orphan has been trained to be her perfumer - and poisoner - and modern France where a young woman is attempting to uncover the secrets of his work. 368 pp. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 9781451621532.

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

    Book ID: 60072
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  • THE COLLECTOR OF DYING BREATHS. by Rose, M. J.
    Rose, M. J.
    THE COLLECTOR OF DYING BREATHS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atria / Simon & Schuster, (2014) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel which moves back and forth between the 16th century Florence and Paris of Catherine Medici, where a young orphan has been trained to be her perfumer - and poisoner - and modern France where a young woman is attempting to uncover the secrets of his work. SIGNED by the author. 368 pp. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 978-1451621532.

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

    Book ID: 60073
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  • THE COLLECTOR OF DYING BREATHS. by Rose, M. J.
    Rose, M. J.
    THE COLLECTOR OF DYING BREATHS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atria / Simon & Schuster, (2014) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel which moves back and forth between the 16th century Florence and Paris of Catherine Medici, where a young orphan has been trained to be her perfumer - and poisoner - and modern France where a young woman is attempting to uncover the secrets of his work. INSCRIBED on the title page. 368 pp. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 9781451621532.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket (very short tear to top of dj spine)

    Book ID: 70274
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  • THE CONVERT'S SONG. by Rotella, Sebastian.
    Rotella, Sebastian.
    THE CONVERT'S SONG.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2012). SIGNED first edition - His second international thriller - a former federal agent has started over as a private investigator in Buenos Aires, but then he runs into a long lost friend - who has converted to Islam - and who is soon the chief suspect in a terrorist attack. SIGNED on the title page. 324 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (an unread copy, but crinkling to the upper corner of the rear cover).

    Book ID: 66469
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  • THE BALLADS OF A BOHEMIAN by Service, Robert.
    Service, Robert.
    THE BALLADS OF A BOHEMIAN

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Barse & Hopkins, (1921). Hardcover - Poems which chronicle Service's life as a bohemian in Paris and into the trenches as he served with the British Army on the Western Front during the first World War and back to a Paris full of 'les grand mutiles'. Frontispiece portrait, 249 pp. Small format, measuring just 4 x 6 inches, bound in flexible dark red boards with gilt lettering in a vertical rectangle on cover and gilt lettering on spine, top edge gilt. 249 pp.

    Condition: Very good (some rubbing to lettering on spine)

    Book ID: 82363
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