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  • Fuller, Halsey Oakley.
    HALSEY IN THE WEST INDIES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, 1928. dj. Hardcover first edition - Rather uncommon book describing the fourteen year-old author's adventures during seven months spent in the Virgin Islands of the West Indies, He kept a diary of his experiences during "the most exciting winter of his life" and here he retells them in 'a straightforward boy-to-boy fashion for all boys to enjoy.' Includes accounts of shark fishing, tarantula hunting, an encounter with Voodoo worship, horse races, his comments on racial issues, West Indian food, and more. Illustrated with a frontispiece of the author, other photographs and sketches by a twelve-year old artist, Arthur Lindborg. Foreword by Kennett Harris. 180 pp plus 4 pp of selections from Putnam's catalogue featuring 'boys books by boys.' Illustrated endpapers.

    Condition: Near fine in magenta cloth with black lettering in a partial dust jacket (only the front cover and front flap remains.)

    Book ID: 37984
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  • THE MARRIAGE OF OPPOSITES. by Hoffman, Alice.
    Hoffman, Alice.
    THE MARRIAGE OF OPPOSITES.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2015). First edition - "A forbidden love story set on the tropical island of St. Thomas about the extraordinary woman who gave birth to painter Camille PissarroÑthe Father of Impressionism. Growing up on idyllic St. Thomas in the early 1800s, Rachel dreams of life in faraway Paris. Rachel's mother, a pillar of their small refugee community of Jews who escaped the Inquisition, has never forgiven her daughter for being a difficult girl who refuses to live by the rules." SIGNED on the title page. Afterword, bibliography. 369 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 66439
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  • DANCE OF THE MONGOOSE. by Phillips, T. J. (pseudonym of Tom Savage)
    Phillips, T. J. (pseudonym of Tom Savage)
    DANCE OF THE MONGOOSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Berkley, (1995) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first mystery novel written under this pseudonym - set in St Thomas in the Virgin Islands. INSCRIBED on the title page to the late Oklahoma collector Larry Owens and his wife "aka Tom Savage." 281 pp. ISBN: 0-425-14786X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61464
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