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  • ALENTEJO BLUE. by Ali, Monica.
    Ali, Monica.
    ALENTEJO BLUE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Scribner, (2006). First edition - The second novel by this award winning writer who was born in Bangladesh, but grew up in England. This is the story of a village community in Portugal as it adapts to the modern world. 226 pp.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (toning to the pages, lower corner somewhat bumped)

    Book ID: 64715
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  • ALENTEJO BLUE. by Ali, Monica.
    Ali, Monica.
    ALENTEJO BLUE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Scribner, (2006.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Her second novel, one which tells the stories of the people in a small village in Portugal. 226 pp. ISBN: 0-7432-93037.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 50886
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  • ALENTEJO BLUE. by Ali, Monica.
    Ali, Monica.
    ALENTEJO BLUE.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Doubleday, (2006) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her second novel, one which tells the stories of the people in a small village in Portugal. SIGNED on the title page, and dated in the year of publication. 299 pp. ISBN: 0-385-604866.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 74344
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  • Bentley, Jeffery W.
    TODAY THERE IS NO MISERY: The Ethnography of Farming in Northwest Portugal.

    Edition: First printing.

    Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1992. dj. Hardcover first edition - A look at small farmers in the parish of Minho- and at how issues like technical changes, fragmentation of the land, etc affect them. Photographs, graphs, notes, references, index. 177 pp. ISBN: 0-8165-12442.

    Condition: Fine (as new) in brown cloth, no dustjacket as issued.

    Book ID: 28094
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  • THE GOLDEN COLLAR. by Cadell, Elizabeth.
    Cadell, Elizabeth.
    THE GOLDEN COLLAR.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Morrow, 1969. dj. Hardcover - Romantic novel - her 23rd - by this popular and prolific author, set in Portugal. 221 pp. ISBN: 0-688-031714.

    Condition: Ex-library with markings and significant reading wear and spine slant, but in a very good dust jacket (some sunning and edgewear to the dj.)

    Book ID: 55473
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  • A GOD STROLLING IN THE COOL OF THE EVENING by Carvalho, Mario De; Translated from the Portuguese by Gregory Rabassa.
    Carvalho, Mario De; Translated from the Portuguese by Gregory Rabassa.
    A GOD STROLLING IN THE COOL OF THE EVENING

    Edition: First US printing.

    Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1997. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "In a city called Tarcisis, on the western edge of the Iberian peninsula in what will one day be Portugal, Lucius Valerius Quintius is [the Roman Emperor's] humble servant--the duumvir, or magistrate. Dedicated and loyal, Lucius lives in a contentious time, caught between the dominance of what he calls 'Romanity' - built on its Latin heritage as well as the Empire's global reach - and the fast-growing influence of the cult of Christianity.... Elegant and erudite, Carvalho's novel is an absorbing study of a single man's moral code, as well as a provocative meditation on the difficulty of leading a virtuous life in as era of…

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    Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1997. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "In a city called Tarcisis, on the western edge of the Iberian peninsula in what will one day be Portugal, Lucius Valerius Quintius is [the Roman Emperor's] humble servant--the duumvir, or magistrate. Dedicated and loyal, Lucius lives in a contentious time, caught between the dominance of what he calls 'Romanity' - built on its Latin heritage as well as the Empire's global reach - and the fast-growing influence of the cult of Christianity.... Elegant and erudite, Carvalho's novel is an absorbing study of a single man's moral code, as well as a provocative meditation on the difficulty of leading a virtuous life in as era of tumultuous change." (New York Times Book Review) SIGNED and dated in the month of publication Oct/97 by the author on the title page. Also SIGNED by the translator Gregory Rabassa. Winner of the Pegasus Prize for Literature and of The Portuguese Writers Association Grand Prize for Fiction. 265 pp. ISBN: 0-807122351.

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

    Book ID: 64690
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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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  • A YEAR IN THE WORLD: Journeys of a Passionate Traveller. by Mayes, Frances.
    Mayes, Frances.
    A YEAR IN THE WORLD: Journeys of a Passionate Traveller.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Broadway Books, (2006.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "With her beloved Tuscany as a home base, Mayes travels to Spain, Portugal, France, The British Isles, elsewhere in Italy, and to the Mediterranean world of Turkey, Greece, and North Africa, Fez" Map endpapers. 420 pp. ISBN: 0-767910052.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 41770
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  • !CARNIVALE! by Rathbone, Julian.
    Rathbone, Julian.
    !CARNIVALE!

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1976) dj. Hardcover first edition - Suspense novel set on the border of Spain and Portugal, against the backdrop of a fiesta. Bullfighting glossary. 221 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket/

    Book ID: 66546
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  • Saramago, Jose.
    THE CAVE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harcourt, Inc., (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A simple story of a potter who finds his craft obsolete, of the struggle against a faceless bureaucracy and most of all, a powerful allegory of modern life by this winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Translated from Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa. 307 pp. ISBN: 0-15-1004145.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 43188
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  • THE STONE RAFT. by Saramago, Jose.
    Saramago, Jose.
    THE STONE RAFT.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Both an epic adventure in which the Iberian Peninsula breaks off from the continent and floats out to sea and a political fable about the European community by this winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Translated from the Portuguese by Giovanni Pontiero. 292 pp. ISBN: 0-15-1851980.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (bookplate, corners slightly bumped,)

    Book ID: 52629
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