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  • THE LOVE-ARTIST. by Alison, Jane.
    Alison, Jane.
    THE LOVE-ARTIST.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2001) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel inspired by the life of Ovid and his banishment to the edges of the Roman empire. 242 pp. ISBN: 0-374231796.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 63406
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  • ABBA ABBA. by Burgess, Anthony. Foreword by Michael Dirda.
    Burgess, Anthony. Foreword by Michael Dirda.
    ABBA ABBA.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: Barnes & Noble, (2009.) dj. Hardcover - Originally published in 1977, this work consists of a novella recreating poet John Keat's last days in Rome, followed by a short nonfiction section on Keat's friend Joseph Severn, his doctor James Clark and the Italian poet Giuseppe Belli, and the final section is a translation of Belli's sonnets on Biblical subjects. Foreword by Michael Dirda. A title in the Barnes & Noble Rediscovers Series. vi, 152 pp. ISBN: 1435104234.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 53669
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  • SUNFALL. by Cherryh, C, J.
    Cherryh, C, J.
    SUNFALL.

    Edition: Book club edition: the first hardcover printing.

    New York: DAW Books, (1981) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of six stories set in major cities of the world - Paris, Rome, Peking, London, New York and Moscow - in the far future. SIGNED on the title page. 153 pp. Striking dust jacket art by Gary Viskupic.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 64520
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  • THE DELIVERANCE OF EVIL. by Costantini, Roberto.
    Costantini, Roberto.
    THE DELIVERANCE OF EVIL.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York & London: Quercus, (2013). First edition - The author's first thriller, set in Rome and introducing Commissario Balistreri. Translated from the Italian by N.S. Thompson. 564 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 66299
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  • THE TROUBLE WITH GOING HOME: A Simona Griffo Mystery. by Crespi, Camilla T.
    Crespi, Camilla T.
    THE TROUBLE WITH GOING HOME: A Simona Griffo Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (1995) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Fifth book in this series featuring amateur amateur sleuth Simona Griffo. Returning to her native Rome when her mother has breast cancer, she is immediately a witness to the murder of a young American art student. SIGNED on the title page. Recipe. Author's note. 269 pp. ISBN: 0-06017725X.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (discolored spot on front endpaper from a sticker).

    Book ID: 74599
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  • THE TROUBLE WITH GOING HOME. by Crespi, Camilla T. (Pseudonym of Camilla Trinchieri.)
    Crespi, Camilla T. (Pseudonym of Camilla Trinchieri.)
    THE TROUBLE WITH GOING HOME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The fifth mystery featuring amateur sleuth and epicure Simona Griffo - in this she returns to her native Rome, only to encounter murder. Includes recipe, 269 pp. ISBN: 0-06-017725X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 39521
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  • A LONG FINISH: An Aurelio Zen Mystery. by Dibdin, Michael.
    Dibdin, Michael.
    A LONG FINISH: An Aurelio Zen Mystery.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Pantheon, (1998.). First edition - A mystery and novel of psychological suspense featuring Roman Police Commissioner Aurelio Zen (the first in the series - Ratking - won the CWA Gold Dagger Award.) 259 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 52508
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  • MEDUSA. by Dibdin, Michael.
    Dibdin, Michael.
    MEDUSA.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Faber & Faber, (2003.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A mystery and novel of psychological suspense featuring Roman Police Commissioner Aurelio Zen (the first in the series - Ratking - won the CWA Gold Dagger Award.) 280 pp. ISBN: 0-571-216587.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52543
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  • RATKING. by Dibdin, Michael.
    Dibdin, Michael.
    RATKING.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Bantam, (1989.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A mystery and novel of psychological suspense introducing Roman Police Commissioner Aurelio Zen - Ruth Rendall described this first book as transcending its genre - "tremendously exciting ... both subtle and horrific." SIGNED on the title page, and uncommon thus. Winner of the CWA Gold Dagger Award. 266 pp. ISBN: 0-553-05337x.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 65656
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  • A LONG FINISH: An Aurelio Zen Mystery. by Dibdin, Michael.
    Dibdin, Michael.
    A LONG FINISH: An Aurelio Zen Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Faber & Faber, (1998.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A mystery and novel of psychological suspense featuring Roman Police Commissioner Aurelio Zen (the first in the series - Ratking - won the CWA Gold Dagger Award.) SIGNED by the author on the title page. 249 pp. ISBN: 0-571-193412.

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

    Book ID: 70781
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  • RATKING. by Dibdin, Michael.
    Dibdin, Michael.
    RATKING.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Bantam, (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A mystery and novel of psychological suspense introducing Roman Police Commissioner Aurelio Zen - Ruth Rendall described this first book as transcending its genre - "tremendously exciting ... both subtle and horrific." Winner of the CWA Gold Dagger Award. 266 pp. ISBN: 0-553-05337x.

    Condition: Fine in a very good dustjacket (short closed tear to back cover, other minor wear, now protected by an archival cover.)

    Book ID: 52204
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  • COSI FAN TUTTI. by Dibdin, Michael.
    Dibdin, Michael.
    COSI FAN TUTTI.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A mystery and novel of humor and suspense featuring Roman Police Commissioner Aurelio Zen - although this one is set in Naples. The first book in this award winning series. (the first in the series - Ratking - won the CWA Gold Dagger Award). 247 pp. plus author's note. ISBN: 0-879-442723.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52224
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  • MEDUSA. by Dibdin, Michael.
    Dibdin, Michael.
    MEDUSA.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Faber & Faber, (2003.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A mystery and novel of psychological suspense featuring Roman Police Commissioner Aurelio Zen (the first in the series - Ratking - won the CWA Gold Dagger Award.) 280 pp. ISBN: 0-571-216587.

    Condition: Very good in near fine dust jacket (slight spine slant).

    Book ID: 71573
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  • MEDUSA. by Dibdin, Michael.
    Dibdin, Michael.
    MEDUSA.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Vintage Books, (2005.). A mystery and novel of psychological suspense featuring Roman Police Commissioner Aurelio Zen (the first in the series - Ratking - won the CWA Gold Dagger Award.) 259 pp. ISBN: 1400076080.

    Condition: Very good.

    Book ID: 53160
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  • 1635: THE EASTERN FRONT. by Flint, Eric.
    Flint, Eric.
    1635: THE EASTERN FRONT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Baen Books, (2010) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A title in the Ring of Fire series featuring the time-lost residents of Grantville - the West Virginial town hurled back into the 17th century by a mysterious cosmic accident. SIGNED on the title page by Eric Flint. Maps by Greg Huff, cast of characters, 369 pp. Dust jacket art by Tom Kidd. ISBN: 978-1439133897.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73508
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  • 1636: THE SAXON UPRISING. by Flint, Eric.
    Flint, Eric.
    1636: THE SAXON UPRISING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Baen Books, (2011) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A title in the Ring of Fire series featuring the time-lost residents of Grantville - the West Virginial town hurled back into the 17th century by a mysterious cosmic accident. SIGNED on the title page by Eric Flint. Maps by Greg Huff, cast of characters, 432 pp. Dust jacket art by Tom Kidd. ISBN: 978-1439134252.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73509
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  • 1635: THE PAPAL STAKES. by Flint, Eric and Charles E. Gannon.
    Flint, Eric and Charles E. Gannon.
    1635: THE PAPAL STAKES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Baen Books, (2012) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A title in the Ring of Fire series featuring the time-lost residents of Grantville - the West Virginial town hurled back into the 17th century by a mysterious cosmic accident. SIGNED on the title page by Eric Flint. Maps, cast of characters, 654 pp. ISBN: 978-1451638394.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64449
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  • THE LAST SACRIFICE. by Hanegraaff, Hank and Sigmund Brouwer.
    Hanegraaff, Hank and Sigmund Brouwer.
    THE LAST SACRIFICE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second book in The Last Disciple series, set in Rome in AD 66. "Helius, Nero's most trusted advisor, anticipates the death of his sworn enemy, the legendary warrior Gallus Sergius Vitas, scheduled to die a gruesome death in the arena. However, the badly beaten man who appears in the amphitheater is not who he seems. Rescued by a stranger and given a mysterious scroll, Vitas is told that he must decipher this letter to find the answers he needs - a letter that Helius is also determined to decipher and to keep hidden from Nero. As Nero's reign of terror grows, so does his circle…

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    Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second book in The Last Disciple series, set in Rome in AD 66. "Helius, Nero's most trusted advisor, anticipates the death of his sworn enemy, the legendary warrior Gallus Sergius Vitas, scheduled to die a gruesome death in the arena. However, the badly beaten man who appears in the amphitheater is not who he seems. Rescued by a stranger and given a mysterious scroll, Vitas is told that he must decipher this letter to find the answers he needs - a letter that Helius is also determined to decipher and to keep hidden from Nero. As Nero's reign of terror grows, so does his circle of enemies." SIGNED by the author Hank Hanegraaff on the front endpaper. Map, list of characters, author's afterword. xxxiii, 344 pp plus 6 pp publisher's ads. ISBN: 978-0842384414.

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    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (stamp on front endpaper).

    Book ID: 73197
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  • Pears, Iain
    GIOTTO'S HAND

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Scribner's, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - Fifth mystery featuring art historian Jonathan Argyll and Flavia di Stefano of the Rome Art Theft Squad, combining murder and the art world, set in Rome, Florence and Norfolk, England. Pears is an art historian and his knowledge of that world adds a great deal to this series. 234 pp. ISBN: 0-684-814609.

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

    Book ID: 35416
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  • THE IMMACULATE DECEPTION. by Pears, Iain.
    Pears, Iain.
    THE IMMACULATE DECEPTION.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Scribner, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Seventh mystery featuring newly married art historian Jonathan Argyll and Flavia di Stefano of the Rome Art Theft Squad, combining murder and the art world. Pears is an art historian and his knowledge of that world adds a great deal to this series. 234 pp. ISBN: 0-7432-12576.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 35419
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  • THE IMMACULATE DECEPTION. by Pears, Iain.
    Pears, Iain.
    THE IMMACULATE DECEPTION.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Harper Collins, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Seventh mystery featuring newly married art historian Jonathan Argyll and Flavia di Stefano of the Rome Art Theft Squad, combining murder and the art world. Pears is an art historian and his knowledge of that world adds a great deal to this series. SIGNED on the title page. 273 pp. ISBN: 0-002326604.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (light toning to pages, appears unread).

    Book ID: 77369
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  • THE IMMACULATE DECEPTION. by Pears, Iain.
    Pears, Iain.
    THE IMMACULATE DECEPTION.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Scribner, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Seventh mystery featuring newly married art historian Jonathan Argyll and Flavia di Stefano of the Rome Art Theft Squad, combining murder and the art world. Pears is an art historian and his knowledge of that world adds a great deal to this series. 234 pp. ISBN: 0-7432-12576.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder line.)

    Book ID: 57218
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  • Warner, Charles D. (1829-1900)
    SAUNTERINGS.

    Edition: First edition.

    Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1872. Hardcover first edition - An account of travels through Europe by this American essayist and writer. He begins with looking at the differences between Paris and London, and blames the English Channel for them ("Almost everything is laid to the Channel: it has no friends. The sailors call it the nastiest bit of water in the world. All travelers anathematize it. I have now crossed it three times in different places, by long routes and short ones, and have always found it as comfortable as any sailing anywhere, sailing being one of the most tedious and disagreeable inventions of a fallen race." Also includes chapters on the Low Countries and Rhineland, the…

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    Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1872. Hardcover first edition - An account of travels through Europe by this American essayist and writer. He begins with looking at the differences between Paris and London, and blames the English Channel for them ("Almost everything is laid to the Channel: it has no friends. The sailors call it the nastiest bit of water in the world. All travelers anathematize it. I have now crossed it three times in different places, by long routes and short ones, and have always found it as comfortable as any sailing anywhere, sailing being one of the most tedious and disagreeable inventions of a fallen race." Also includes chapters on the Low Countries and Rhineland, the Alps, Bavaria, Ravenna, Rome, Vesuvius and more. 289 pp plus 4 pp of publisher's ads.

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    Condition: Very good overall in purple cloth (spine extremely sunned, prev owner's name and date of 1872 on front endpaper in pencil.)

    Book ID: 48002
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