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  • THE GREAT NIGHT. by Adrian, Chris.
    Adrian, Chris.
    THE GREAT NIGHT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2011). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A retelling of Shakespeares 'A Midsummer Nights Dream.' "On Midsummer Eve 2008, three people, each on the run from a failed relationship, become trapped in San Franciscos Buena Vista Park, the secret home of Titania, Oberon, and their court. On this night, something awful is happening in the faerie kingdom . . . " SIGNED on the half title page and dated in the year of publication. 292 pp. ISBN: 978-0374166410.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82956
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  • MUCH ADO ABOUT MURDER. by [Anthology, signed] Perry, Anne, editor. Carole Nelson Douglas and Brendan DuBois, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Perry, Anne, editor. Carole Nelson Douglas and Brendan DuBois, signed.
    MUCH ADO ABOUT MURDER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Berkley, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of original mystery stories, inspired by Shakespeare's plays and characters by Jeffery Deaver, Carole Nelson Douglas, Robert Barnard, Sharan Newman, Gillian Linscott, Lillian Stewart Carl, Marcia Talley, SImon Brett, Brendan DuBois, Margaret Frazer, Edward D. Hoch, Kathy Lynn Emerson, P.C. Doherty, Peter Robinson, Peter Tremayne and Anne Perry. SIGNED by TWO authors at their stories: Carole Nelson Douglas and Brendan DuBois. Each story is preceded by a brief note on the author. xi, 339 pp. ISBN: 0-425186504.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 67836
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  • Cooper, Susan
    KING OF SHADOWS.

    Edition: First thus - hardcover reprint for 'the school market' only.

    New York: Scholastic, 2000. Hardcover - A young American boy about to play the role of Puck finds himself transported back in time 400 years to the original Globe theater and William Shakespeare himself. ISBN: 0-439-237238.

    Condition: Very good+ in illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 27047
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  • THE QUALITY OF MERCY. by Kellerman, Faye.
    Kellerman, Faye.
    THE QUALITY OF MERCY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, (1999) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's third novel, a story of intrigue set in Elizabethan England - "Rebecca Lopez, the daughter of Roderigo Lopez, Queen Elizabeth's own physician, keeps many secrets. Not only are she and her family conversos, or secret Jews who must practice their religion in secret, but Rebecca craves adventure and walks about London in male dress. One day she actually crosses swords with a fledgling dramatist named Will Shakespeare." SIGNED on the title page. Historical summary. 607 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 1-557100276.

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

    Book ID: 70638
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  • Labiner, Norah.
    OUR SOMETIME SISTER.

    Edition: First printing.

    Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, (1998.) dj. Hardcover first edition - In this great debut novel, the author 'combines the seemingly disparate worlds of suburban eighties America with Shakespeare's Court of Denmark. ISBN: 1-56689-0721.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket.(some edgewear to the jacket , which is made of thin, translucent paper.)

    Book ID: 28451
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  • OTHELLO: A Novel. by Lester, Julius.
    Lester, Julius.
    OTHELLO: A Novel.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scholastic, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A retelling of Shakespeare's play of love and betrayal by this noted African American writer. In his introduction, Lester explains both the differences between his novel and the play, and also why he chose to have those differences. While primarily written for young adults, this is a book which can be appreciated by adults as well. Cover art by Tim O'Brien. 151 pp. ISBN: 0-590-419676.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 84921
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  • Littell, Robert.
    THE AMATEUR.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1981. First edition - A classic espionage novel: "The Amateur is Charlie Heller, a modest man, a back-room functionary employed by the CIA. His specialty, and his private intellectual obsession, is cryptology - encoding and decoding with the aid of sophisticated computers the thousands of messages that link East and West in their continual efforts to read each otherÕs minds. But Charlie Heller is no Cold Warrior. not yet. Untangling codes for the CIA is HellerÕs way of paying the rent and of gaining access to the CIAÕs immense computer, through which he pursues his gentlemanÕs hobby: searching all of ShakespeareÕs works to find the elusive cryptogram he believes will reveal their true author." 243 pp.

    Condition: Very good in yellow printed wrappers (some spine slant and light soiling to the covers) An uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 61719
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  • THE ROAR OF THE CROWD: A Randy Craig Mystery. by MacDonald, Janice.
    MacDonald, Janice.
    THE ROAR OF THE CROWD: A Randy Craig Mystery.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Winnipeg: Ravenstone / Turnstone Press, (2014). SIGNED first edition - The 6th novel featuring former University of Alberta lecturer Randy Craig who has landed a summer job running a high school theater program linked to a Shakespear Festival. SIGNED on the title page. 378 pp plus ads. ISBN: 978-0888014702.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 77009
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  • FOOL. by Moore, Christopher.
    Moore, Christopher.
    FOOL.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2009). SIGNED first edition - Moore takes on the Bard himself in this twisted and wildly funny take on the tale of King Lear and his daughters. Still in the printed brown wrappers which warn "this is a bawdy tale" but do not reveal the title or author. SIGNED on the title page. Author's note. 311 pp. ISBN: .

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 59361
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  • JULIE AND ROMEO. by Ray, Jeanne.
    Ray, Jeanne.
    JULIE AND ROMEO.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harmony, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's first novel, a "lighthearted inversion" of the classic Shakespearean tale, involving two families of rival florists in Boston. SIGNED and dated on the title with the word "love." Illustrated with pictures of flowers. Ray is the mother of novelist Ann Patchett. 224 pp. ISBN: 0-609606727.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82627
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  • JULIE AND ROMEO. by Ray, Jeanne.
    Ray, Jeanne.
    JULIE AND ROMEO.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harmony, (2000). SIGNED first edition - Author's first novel, a "lighthearted inversion" of the classic Shakespearean tale, involving two families of rival florists in Boston. SIGNED and dated on the title with the word "love." Illustrated with pictures of flowers. Ray is the mother of novelist Ann Patchett. 182 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers (light toning to pages)

    Book ID: 82628
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  • Reid, B. L.
    TRAGIC OCCASIONS: Essays on Several Forms.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Kennikat Press, 1971. dj. Hardcover first edition - A title in the National University Publications Series on Literary Criticism. Included are essays on Shakespeare (MacBeth and Hamlet), Keats, Melville and Yeats. ISBN: 0-8046-90162.

    Condition: Ex-library but the only marking is a faint 'discarded' stamp, and a peeled spot on the front endpaper. Few penciled notations (erasable) in text - but overall a very good tight copy in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 19488
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  • CALIBAN'S HOUR. by Williams, Tad.
    Williams, Tad.
    CALIBAN'S HOUR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: HarperPrism, (1994) dj. Hardcover first edition - A retelling of Shakespeare's The Tempest. "Years later, the abused slave Caliban, now fully grown, has made his way to Italy and into the chambers of Miranda, Prospero's daughter, whom Caliban once loved and was punished for pursuing." Now he has a single hour to tell his story. Illustrated. 201 pp. ISBN: 0-061052043.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83243
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