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  • THE CITY OF FALLING ANGELS. by Berendt, John.
    Berendt, John.
    THE CITY OF FALLING ANGELS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Penguin, 2005. dj. Hardcover first edition - A look at Venice, telling the story of its rich history and some of its more eccentric residents, of attempts to save its archeological treasures and recreating the unique atmosphere of this city of canals, using as a starting point the 1996 fire which destroyed the Opera House. Glossary, lists of people and places. 414 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 1594200580.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76351
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  • THE CITY OF FALLING ANGELS. by Berendt, John.
    Berendt, John.
    THE CITY OF FALLING ANGELS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Penguin, 2005. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A look at Venice, telling the story of its rich history and some of its more eccentric residents, of attempts to save its archeological treasures and recreating the unique atmosphere of this city of canals, using as a starting point the 1996 fire which destroyed the Opera House. SIGNED on the title page. Glossary, lists of people and places. 414 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 1594200580.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 66191
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  • HERO AND THE TERROR. by Blodgett, Michael.
    Blodgett, Michael.
    HERO AND THE TERROR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harmony, (1982) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's second novel, a pyscho-thriller set in Southern California: "You are about to meet a deranged sex killer, a human so driven by a force so perverted that you will never again feel completely safe. It's Christmas Eve and Simon Moon is losing his mind. Herrara Fiddleman is chief of detectives for the Venice, California police department.. . . So begins a desperate manhunt that brings chaos to a lush suburb of Los Angeles." A presentation copy very personally INSCRIBED on the half title page and dated in 1983. 247 pp. ISBN: 0-517546922.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (slight spine slant).

    Book ID: 63451
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  • DEATH IS A LONELY BUSINESS. by Bradbury, Ray.
    Bradbury, Ray.
    DEATH IS A LONELY BUSINESS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985. dj. Hardcover first edition - Bradbury's first detective novel, and his first fiction book to be published in twenty years - a tribute to the hard-boiled detective novels of Chandler and Hammett and a loving evocation of Venice in 1949, as the amusement pier is being torn down. From the dust jacket, "In one of the lion cages that lie submerged in the canal, a body is found; down the block, in a cheerful flophouse, another. Across town an aged lady who once sold canaries is dead too, and so is the three-hundred pound diva Fannie Florianna . . .". 278 pp. ISBN: 0-394547020.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket (price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 57458
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  • BEAUTIFUL SIGNOR. by Cassells, Cyrus.
    Cassells, Cyrus.
    BEAUTIFUL SIGNOR.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback..

    Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon Press, (1997). SIGNED first edition - Award-winning African American poet's third collection, inspired by Dante and Venice (Cassell spent 8 years living in Italy). Martin Espada these love poems "resonant, even haunting, born of an acute sensual awareness." SIGNED on the title page. 120 pp. ISBN: 1-556591241.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 72407
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  • DEAD LAGOON. by Dibdin, Michael.
    Dibdin, Michael.
    DEAD LAGOON.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Faber & Faber, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery and novel of psychological suspense, set in Venice and featuring Roman Police Commissioner Aurelio Zen. 297 pp. ISBN: 0-571-170501.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket. (gold seal of prev owner on front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 59590
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  • DEAD LAGOON. by Dibdin, Michael.
    Dibdin, Michael.
    DEAD LAGOON.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (1994) dj. Hardcover first edition - A mystery and novel of psychological suspense set in Venice and featuring Roman Police Commissioner Aurelio Zen. 297 pp. ISBN: 0-679-43349x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 71592
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  • IN THE COMPANY OF THE COURTESAN. by Dunant, Sarah.
    Dunant, Sarah.
    IN THE COMPANY OF THE COURTESAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2006.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An epic novel of life in Renaissance Italy - this begins in 1527 when the courtesan Fiammetta and her dwarf companion, Bucino, escape from the sacking of Rome and head for Venice. Author's note, bibliography. 371 pp. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 140063817.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 41158
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  • THE SHADOW OF THE LION. by Flint, Eric; Mercedes Lackey and Dave Freer.
    Flint, Eric; Mercedes Lackey and Dave Freer.
    THE SHADOW OF THE LION.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Baen Books, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Set in 1537 in an 'other-worldly, new-age' Venice, a city where magic thrives, a bastion of independence and toleration, and riddled with corruption and intrigue. SIGNED on the title page by Eric Flint. Maps, family tree, list of characters, glossary. 825 pp. Dust jacket art by Larry Dixon. ISBN: 0-7434-35230.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64432
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  • THIS ROUGH MAGIC. by Flint, Eric; Mercedes Lackey and Dave Freer.
    Flint, Eric; Mercedes Lackey and Dave Freer.
    THIS ROUGH MAGIC.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Baen Books, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second book in this series, set on Corfu in the sixteenth century. SIGNED on the title page by Eric Flint. Maps, list of characters, glossary. 822 pp. Dust jacket art by Larry Dixon. ISBN: 0-7434-71490.

    Condition: Near fine in fine dust jacket (crease to upper corner of a few pages).

    Book ID: 64433
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  • ISLAND OF ENCHANTMENT. by Forman, Justus Miles; illustrated by Howard Pyle
    Forman, Justus Miles; illustrated by Howard Pyle
    ISLAND OF ENCHANTMENT.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Harper & Brothers, 1905. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in 14th century Venice and the Dalmatian islands. Iillustrated by Howard Pyle with 4 color plates plus decorations on each page. 106 pp. Top edge gilt.

    Condition: Good in pale lilac cloth with gilt lettering, cream and green water lily design. Some overall soiling to the covers, bumped to corners, shelfwear, binding slightly cracked after the endpapers, but still an attractive example of early 20th century book production.

    Book ID: 46376
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  • Gash, Jonathan.
    THE GONDOLA SCAM.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: St Martin's, 1984. dj. Hardcover - The seventh mystery featuring reprobate English antiques dealer Lovejoy - this one set among the treasures of Venice. ISBN: 0-312-338287.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 27323
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  • Gash, Jonathan.
    THE GONDOLA SCAM.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, 1984. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The seventh mystery featuring reprobate English antiques dealer Lovejoy - this one set among the treasures of Venice. SIGNED on the title page. ISBN: 0-312-338287.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 19717
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  • Headley, John M.; Campbell, I. C.; Stearns, Peter N. ; O'Brian, Patrick Carl and Desnoyers, Charles, contributors.
    JOURNAL OF WORLD HISTORY, Volume 8, Number 1, Spring 1997.

    Honolulu, University of Hawaii Press, 1997. Official journal of the World History Association, published twice a year. Articles by the above contributors include a studies of Venice's cartographers in the 16th century, the Polynesian-European culture contacts, and expansion and 19th century Chinese missions abroad.

    Condition: Fine in glossy blue wrappers.

    Book ID: 12719
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  • THE ALIBI. by Kanon, Joseph.
    Kanon, Joseph.
    THE ALIBI.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2005) dj. Hardcover first edition - His fourth novel, a story of "revenge love and murder set in post-war Venice." Set in 1946, in a Europe slowly beginning to recover from the ravages of war, where a US Army war crimes investigator has come for a break from the horrors of his work, only to discover that in a seemingly unchanged Venice, everyone was compromised by the Occupation. 405 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-8050-7886x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 63161
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  • THE ALIBI. by Kanon, Joseph.
    Kanon, Joseph.
    THE ALIBI.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His fourth novel, a story of "revenge love and murder set in post-war Venice." Set in 1946, in a Europe slowly beginning to recover from the ravages of war, where a US Army war crimes investigator has come for a break from the horrors of his work, only to discover that in a seemingly unchanged Venice, everyone was compromised by the Occupation. SIGNED on the title page. 405 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-8050-7886x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 63266
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  • THE VENETIAN MASK. by Laker, Rosalind (pseudonym of of Barbara Ovstedal.)
    Laker, Rosalind (pseudonym of of Barbara Ovstedal.)
    THE VENETIAN MASK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Historical novel of romance and adventure set against the backdrop of eighteenth century Venice. 422 pp. ISBN: 0-385-421907.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57863
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  • THE THIEF OF VENICE: A Homer Kelly Mystery. by Langton, Jane..
    Langton, Jane..
    THE THIEF OF VENICE: A Homer Kelly Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1999.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Fourteenth in the Homer Kelly mystery series - in this, Homer is attending a rare book conference in Venice, and Mary is glorying in being an ordinary tourist. Illustrated with drawings by the author. Afterword. 247 pp. ISBN: 0-670-882100.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 42877
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  • JEWELS OF PARADISE. by Leon, Donna.
    Leon, Donna.
    JEWELS OF PARADISE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2012) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first stand-alone novel by this author who is best known for her prize-winning series of mysteries featuring Guido Brunetti, commissario of the Venice police. This novel features Caterina Pelligrini, a musicologist working abroad who jumps at a chance to return to her native Venice, when she is hired to supervise the opening of some trunks believed to contain papers by a 17th century Baroque composer. 244 pp. ISBN: 978-0802120649.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73184
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  • ABOUT FACE. by Leon, Donna.
    Leon, Donna.
    ABOUT FACE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2009.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A title in her highly praised, and prize-winning, series of mysteries featuring Guido Brunetti, commissario of the Venice police. 278 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 9780802118967.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 50398
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  • SUFFER THE LITTLE CHILDREN. by Leon, Donna.
    Leon, Donna.
    SUFFER THE LITTLE CHILDREN.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Heinemann, (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The 16th title in her highly praised, and prize-winning, series of mysteries featuring Guido Brunetti, commissario of the Venice police. SIGNED on the title page. 264 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-43401625X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 67138
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  • DOCTORED EVIDENCE. by Leon, Donna.
    Leon, Donna.
    DOCTORED EVIDENCE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2004.) dj. Hardcover first edition - One of her highly praised - and prize-winning - series of mysteries featuring Guido Brunetti, commissario of the Venice police. 245 pp. ISBN: 0-87113-9189.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 54126
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  • SUFFER THE LITTLE CHILDREN. by Leon, Donna.
    Leon, Donna.
    SUFFER THE LITTLE CHILDREN.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2007.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The 16th title in her highly praised, and prize-winning, series of mysteries featuring Guido Brunetti, commissario of the Venice police. 264 pp. ISBN: 0-87113-960x.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 52532
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  • DOCTORED EVIDENCE. by Leon, Donna.
    Leon, Donna.
    DOCTORED EVIDENCE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - One of her highly praised, and prize-winning, series of mysteries featuring Guido Brunetti, commissario of the Venice police. SIGNED on the title page. 245 pp. ISBN: 0-87113-9189.

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

    Book ID: 52171
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  • THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY. by Leon, Donna.
    Leon, Donna.
    THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2006.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A title in her highly praised, and prize-winning, series of mysteries featuring Guido Brunetti, commissario of the Venice police. SIGNED on the title page. 256 pp. ISBN: 0-87113-9375.

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

    Book ID: 52172
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  • BLOOD FROM A STONE. by Leon, Donna.
    Leon, Donna.
    BLOOD FROM A STONE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2005.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Another title in her highly praised, and prize-winning, series of mysteries featuring Guido Brunetti, commissario of the Venice police. "On a cold Venetian night shortly before Christmas, a man is killed in a fight in Campo Santo Stefano. The closest witnesses to the event are the tourists who had been browsing the man's wares before his death. The dead man was working as a vu cumpra, one of the many Black Africans selling goods outside normal shop hours without a work permit. Arriving on the scene, Commissario Brunetti's response matches that of everybody involved: why would anyone kill an illegal immigrant?" 276 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-87113-8875.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket ("San Francisco 2005" written on blank prelim)

    Book ID: 67932
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  • BLOOD FROM A STONE. by Leon, Donna.
    Leon, Donna.
    BLOOD FROM A STONE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2005.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Another title in her highly praised, and prize-winning, series of mysteries featuring Guido Brunetti, commissario of the Venice police. "On a cold Venetian night shortly before Christmas, a man is killed in a fight in Campo Santo Stefano. The closest witnesses to the event are the tourists who had been browsing the man's wares before his death. The dead man was working as a vu cumpra, one of the many Black Africans selling goods outside normal shop hours without a work permit. Arriving on the scene, Commissario Brunetti's response matches that of everybody involved: why would anyone kill an illegal immigrant?" SIGNED on the title page. 276 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-87113-8875.

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

    Book ID: 52173
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  • UNIFORM JUSTICE. by Leon, Donna.
    Leon, Donna.
    UNIFORM JUSTICE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2003.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A title in her highly praised, and prize-winning, series of mysteries featuring Guido Brunetti, commissario of the Venice police. 259 pp. ISBN: 0-87113-9030.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 43298
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  • DOCTORED EVIDENCE. by Leon, Donna.
    Leon, Donna.
    DOCTORED EVIDENCE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2004.). First edition - One of her highly praised, and prize-winning, series of mysteries featuring Guido Brunetti, commissario of the Venice police. 245 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 50147
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  • DEATH OF FAITH. by Leon, Donna.
    Leon, Donna.
    DEATH OF FAITH.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Pan / Macmillan, (1997) dj. Hardcover first edition - True first edition of the sixth book in her highly praised, and prize-winning, series of mysteries featuring Guido Brunetti, commissario of the Venice police. SIGNED on the title page. 310 pp. ISBN: 0-3336573751.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 74064
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