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  • THE TERRA COTTA DOG. by Camilleri, Andrea.
    Camilleri, Andrea.
    THE TERRA COTTA DOG.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Viking, (2002) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second Inspector Montalbano mystery, set in Sicily, Italy. Translated by Stephen Sartarelli. Author and translator's notes. 340 pp. ISBN: 0-670-031380.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 74122
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  • GOOD GIRLS DON'T WEAR TROUSERS. by Cardella, Lara.
    Cardella, Lara.
    GOOD GIRLS DON'T WEAR TROUSERS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Arcade Publishing, (1994). Hardcover first edition - The author's first book, written when she was just nineteen - the story of a young girl growing up in a small Sicilian village, for whom trousers symbolize freedom and independence. Translated from the Italian by Diana di Carcaci. Basis for the 1990 film of the same name directed by Maurizio Ponzi. 118 pp. ISBN: 1-53970263x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 84894
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  • A MURDEROUS PROCESSION. by Franklin, Ariana (pseudonym of Diana Norman)
    Franklin, Ariana (pseudonym of Diana Norman)
    A MURDEROUS PROCESSION.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2010.) dj. Hardcover first edition - In 1176, King Henry II sends his daughter Joanna to Palermo to marry his cousin, the king of Sicily. Henry chooses Adelia Aguilar, a medical doctor and native of Sicily, to travel with the princess. The fourth in the Mistress of the Art of Death series, this is an excellent historical novel which portrays a world just beginning to slide into the grip of the Inquisition. Author's notes. 337 pp. ISBN: 0-399-156283.

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

    Book ID: 56373
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  • THE RUBY IN HER NAVEL. by Unsworth, Barry.
    Unsworth, Barry.
    THE RUBY IN HER NAVEL.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Hamish Hamilton, (2006) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel by this Booker Award winning writer set in twelfth-century Sicily against the backdrop of the Crusades. SIGNED on the title page. 328 pp. ISBN: 0-241142202.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 66580
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  • Yerby, Frank.
    THE SARACEN BLADE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dial Press, 1952. dj. Hardcover first edition - Historical novel set in the worlds of heretic and fanatic, Christian and Sarecen, Jew and Catholic, Sicilian and German, in early 13th century Europe - a time of the excitement of the Crusades and of the poverty of the serfs. Map endpapers. Historical notes, 405 pp. Dust jacket by Julian Paul.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some crinkling from dampness to the rear cover of the dj, tear along rear fold, now protected by an archival cover.)

    Book ID: 38329
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