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  • THE BELLS. by Harvell, Richard.
    Harvell, Richard.
    THE BELLS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Crown, (2010) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, the story of a celebrated opera singer born in a belfry high in the Swiss Alps, who was castrated as a young boy to preserve his voice, even though castration was considered an abomination in the Swiss Confederation. Written as a letter to his son, Moses "recounts how his gift for sound led him on an astonishing journey to Europes celebrated opera houses and reveals the secret that has long shadowed his fame: How did Moses Froben, world renowned musico, come to raise a son who by all rights he never could have sired?" Historical note. 374 pp. ISBN: 978-0307590527.

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

    Book ID: 89392
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  • LA PLACE DE LA CONCORDE SUISSE. by McPhee, John.
    McPhee, John.
    LA PLACE DE LA CONCORDE SUISSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1984.) dj. Hardcover first edition - McPhee's fascinating and entertaining "portrait of Switzerland as seen through its ubiquitous army." 150 pp. ISBN: 0-374182418.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dust jacket (embossed seal on front endpaper)

    Book ID: 64675
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  • LA PLACE DE LA CONCORDE SUISSE. by McPhee, John.
    McPhee, John.
    LA PLACE DE LA CONCORDE SUISSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1984.) dj. Hardcover first edition - McPhee's fascinating and entertaining "portrait of Switzerland as seen through its ubiquitous army." 150 pp. ISBN: 0-374182418.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dust jacket (some light specks of foxing to the edges of the textblock)

    Book ID: 79756
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  • AGENT 110: An American Spymaster and the German Resistance in WWII. by Miller, Scott Jeffrey.
    Miller, Scott Jeffrey.
    AGENT 110: An American Spymaster and the German Resistance in WWII.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2017) dj. Hardcover first edition - Agent 110 was Allen Dulles, a new spy from an eminent family. From his townhouse in Bern, and in clandestine meetings in restaurants, he "met with and facilitated the plots of Germans who were trying to destroy the countrys leadership. Their underground network exposed Dulles to the political maneuverings of the Soviets, who were already competing for domination of Germany, and all of Europe, in the post-war period." While his negotiations fell short during the war, in the 1950s he was placed in charge of the CIA. Photographs. Notes, index. xxii, 342 pp. ISBN: 978-1451693386.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (prev owner's name, toning to edges of textblock.

    Book ID: 85859
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  • MURDER IN ELY: A Third-Culture Kid Mystery. by Nelson, D-L.
    Nelson, D-L.
    MURDER IN ELY: A Third-Culture Kid Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Five Star / Gale, (2015) dj. Hardcover first edition - The sixth in this series which combines a modern-day mystery with historical information. "After a friend is murdered and another friend becomes the main suspect, Annie Young-Perret decides to investigate the crime only to discover that the one of the four world-famous bankers secretly meeting in her Alpine village may have had something to do with the killing." 347 pp. ISBN: 978-1432830434.

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

    Book ID: 72201
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  • MURDER IN SCHWYZ: A Third-Culture Kid Mystery. by Nelson, D-L.
    Nelson, D-L.
    MURDER IN SCHWYZ: A Third-Culture Kid Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Five Star / Gale, (2016) dj. Hardcover first edition - The seventh in this series which combines a modern-day mystery with historical information. ""Brother Fritz wants to sell. Sister Petra wants to expand. The Bircher family has manufactured cookies in the picturesque Swiss canton of Schwyz since the late 1800s. And Annie Young-Perret was warned, when she took an assignment to write a history of the company, about the ongoing sibling feud over control of its future." 303 pp. ISBN: 978-1432832230.

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

    Book ID: 72202
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