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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 THIN ICE. by Crespi, Camilla T.
    Crespi, Camilla T.
    THE TROUBLE WITH THIN ICE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (1993) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Fourth book in this series (but the first to be published under this name) featuring amateur sleuth Simona Griffo, who is joining her lover and his 14 year old son on a trip to Connecticut for the holidays and for a wedding. SIGNED on the title page. Recipe. 273 pp. ISBN: 0-060177268.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (usual toning to the pages, otherwise fine).

    Book ID: 84000
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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: An Aurelio Zen Mystery. by Dibdin, Michael.
    Dibdin, Michael.
    COSI FAN TUTTI: An Aurelio Zen Mystery.

    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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  • CABAL. by Dibdin, Michael.
    Dibdin, Michael.
    CABAL.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Faber & Faber, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The third mystery and novel of psychological suspense featuring Roman Police Commissioner Aurelio Zen (the first in the series - Ratking - won the CWA Gold Dagger Award.) . 277 pp. ISBN: 0-571166164.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (usual toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 86145
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  • BACK TO BOLOGNA. by Dibdin, Michael.
    Dibdin, Michael.
    BACK TO BOLOGNA.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Faber & Faber, (2005) dj. Hardcover first edition - The tenth mystery novel in the award winning series featuring Roman Police Commissioner Aurelio Zen - although in this one he is sent to Bologna to oversee what seems at first to be a routine murder investigation (the first in the series - Ratking - won the CWA Gold Dagger Award). 223 pp. ISBN: 0-571-227759.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 86146
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  • MEDUSA: An Aurelio Zen Mystery. by Dibdin, Michael.
    Dibdin, Michael.
    MEDUSA: An Aurelio Zen Mystery.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (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.) 259 pp. ISBN: 0-375422692.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 86148
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  • CABAL. by Dibdin, Michael.
    Dibdin, Michael.
    CABAL.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (1993.) 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.) 241 pp. ISBN: 0-385-468067.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 86149
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  • CABAL. by Dibdin, Michael.
    Dibdin, Michael.
    CABAL.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (1993.) 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.) Review copy with publisher's material laid in. 241 pp. ISBN: 0-385-468067.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 86150
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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 US printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (1998.) 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.) 261 pp. ISBN: 0-375-404295.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 86152
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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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  • THE VILLA OF MYSTERIES. by Hewson, David.
    Hewson, David.
    THE VILLA OF MYSTERIES.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Delacorte, (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second thriller featuring the young Italian police detective Nic Costa, and police pathologist Teresa Lupo, set in modern Rome. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 338 pp. ISBN: 0-385337728.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81747
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  • THE SACRED CUT by Hewson, David.
    Hewson, David.
    THE SACRED CUT

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Macmillan, (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Third thriller featuring the young Italian police detective Nic Costa- for the first time in decades Rome has been paralyzed by a blizzard and a gruesome is made in the Pantheon - the mutilated body of a young woman is found under the snow. SIGNED on the title page. 374 pp. ISBN: 1-40500049x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81748
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  • THE LIZARD'S BITE. by Hewson, David.
    Hewson, David.
    THE LIZARD'S BITE.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Macmillan, (2006) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Fourth thriller featuring the young Italian police detective Nic Costa, who with his colleague Gianni Peroni, is investigating a fire at a glass foundry on Murano island near Venice, a fire that left two people dead. SIGNED on the title page. 386 pp. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 1-405050179.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (light toning to pages, edges of textblock)

    Book ID: 81755
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  • THE SACRED CUT by Hewson, David.
    Hewson, David.
    THE SACRED CUT

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Bantam, (2005). First edition - Third thriller featuring the young Italian police detective Nic Costa- for the first time in decades Rome has been paralyzed by a blizzard and a gruesome find is made in the Pantheon - the mutilated body of a young woman is found under the snow. Illustrated title page. 341 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (corners slightly bumped, usual toning to the pages).

    Book ID: 84309
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  • LOUIS KAHN TO ANNE TYNG:The Rome Letters 1953-1954. by [Kahn, Louis and Tyng, Anne] edited with commentary by Anne Griswold Tyng,
    [Kahn, Louis and Tyng, Anne] edited with commentary by Anne Griswold Tyng,
    LOUIS KAHN TO ANNE TYNG:The Rome Letters 1953-1954.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Rizzoli, (1997.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Collection of 53 letters that document the relationship between Louis Kahn and Anne Tyng, but also give a vibrant account of the experience of a brilliant young architect on the cusp of achieving international renown. 216 pp with index, illustrations, notes, photos and drawings by Louis Kahn. Large format. ISBN: 0-8478-20092.

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

    Book ID: 83113
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  • THE LION'S BROOD. by Osborne, Duffield (1858-1917)
    Osborne, Duffield (1858-1917)
    THE LION'S BROOD.

    Edition: Early vintage reprint ("Special Subscription Edition")

    New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., Inc., 1903. Hardcover - Historical novel set during the second Punic War between Rome and Carthage, when Hannibal invaded Italy. Glossy frontispiece. Originally published in 1901. A title in the Crowned Masterpieces of Modern Fiction series, bound in marbleized boards with a dark green cloth spine and gilt lettering on the spine, top edge gilt. 361 pp.

    Condition: Near fine (very light foxing to the endpapers). An uncommon early edition.

    Book ID: 85666
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