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The Fig Eater

By: Shields, Jody

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., Little Brown & Company, 2000

Edition: First Edition, First Printing


311 pgs. Fine hardcover, clean and crisp, in Near Fine jacket. Tiny pinhead perforation to bottom left corner of jacket near spine edge, else fine. Set in Vienna in 1910, the murder of Freud's famous patient Dora is being investigated by the Inspector, newly trained in rationalist criminology. The author presents turn-of-the-century Vienna combined with aspects of forensics, criminolgy, food, botany, folklore, customs, perverse medical practices and subtle sexual secrets... View more info

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The General in His Labyrinth

By: Garcia Marquez , Gabriel (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopff., 1990

Edition: First American Edition


8vo. 285 pgs. Fine condition hardcover in Very Good+ jacket. Dust jacket has small dogear crease on corner of bottom front flap, else fine. Translated by Edith Grossman. A historical fantasy about the South American voyage of Simon Bolivar down the Magdalena River from Bogota to the sea. ISBN 0394582586. #536. View more info

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The Legend of Olivia Cosmos Montevideo.

By: Warloe, Constance

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Atlantic Monthly Press, 1994

Edition: First Edition, Second Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author


8vo. 316 pgs. Fine condition hardcover in Near Fine Jacket with upper corners very slightly rubbed. SIGNED, inscribed and dated by author on title page: "Constance Warloe. June 29, 1994. Nhizoni-Walk in Beauty." First Edition stated on copyright page, with number line 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2 . ISBN 0871135647. #2183. View more info

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The Loop

By: Gowing, Nik

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press, 1995

Edition: First American Edition


8vo. 312 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Red cloth, gold lettering on spine. ISBN 031213116X. #136. View more info

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The Moon and Sixpence.

By: Maugham, W. Somerset.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap, NY. 1919., 1919

Edition: Later Printing


8vo. 314 pgs. Good condition hard cover. Green cloth, orange and black lettering with island design on spine and cover (the correctly spelled Maugham indicative of a later printing). Light soiling to edges and wear to cloth at spine ends and corners. Endpaper cracked over hinges but holding sound. Closed tear pg. 128. Clean and unmarked within, a good vintage reading copy. #225. View more info

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The Riddle of the Universe

By: Smart, W.M.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, John Wiley & Sons, 1970

Edition: Later Printing


x. 228 pgs. Near Fine condition green cloth hardcover, clean and unmarked, binding tight, very slight wear to cloth at edges and corners. Illustrated plates. Author was former Regius professor of Astronomy at the University of Glasgow and Fison Memorial lecturer. Contents: Preface, The Earth or Sun as Center of the Universe?, The Rule of Law, Towards the Nebulae, Sounding the Depths of Space, Stellar Motions, The Secrets of Light, How Does the Sun Keep on Shining, The Ga... View more info

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The Romance of Leonardo Da Vinci. Translated from the Original Russian of Dmitri Merejkowski.

By: Merejkowski, Dmitri. Bernard Guibert Guerney [translator].

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library, 1928

Edition: First Modern Libary Edition


xii.637pgs+adv. Good condition green flexible leatherette hardcover. First Modern Library Edition 1928 stated. Binding No.4, Bernhard endpapers (Toledano 2000). Binding sound. Overall light wear to cloth at edges and corners, with transfer from paper of dust jacket or a painted shelf (?) imprinted on surface of back cover as pictured. Small semicircular tear perforates inner margin of half-title and title page. Text unmarked. Contents: Foreword and biographical sketch, s... View more info

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The Seventh Commandment

By: Sanders, Lawrence

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, G.P.Putnam's Sons., 1991

Edition: First Edition, First Printing


8vo. 351pgs. Near Fine hardcover in Near Fine jacket, clean and unmarked, with very slight shelfwear to upper spine edge at rear corners, no chips, tears, rubs or marks. Gray boards and endpapers, red cloth at spine, silver lettering. Jacket design and illus. by Ann Spinelli and Richard Hess. ISBN 0399136118. #149. View more info

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The Seville Communion

By: Perez-Reverte, Arturo; Soto, Sonia (translator)

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., 1998

Edition: First American Edition


8vo. 375 pgs. Near Fine hardcover in Near Fine jacket. Clean and unmarked. Faint trace of wear to bottom spine edge, else fine. Translated from the Spanish by Sonia Soto. Mystery thriller set in a Catholic parish in Seville. ISBN 0151002835. #2105. View more info

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The White Mice.

By: Davis, Richard Harding

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons., 1911

Edition: Later Printing


12 mo. 307 pgs. Very Good hardcover. Top edge gilt. Red cloth, gilt spine and cover decoration. Light edge and corner wear and spotty fading to cloth. Illustrated frontis and seven additional black and white plates by George Gibbs. Text clean and unmarked. #223. View more info

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Theo's Odyssey

By: Clement, Catherine. Translated By Steve Cox and Ros Schwartz.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Arcade Publishing, 1999

Edition: First North American Edition


593 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine dustjacket, clean and unmarked. First English Language Edition. Translated from the French by Steve Cox and Ros Schwartz. A story of healing as an ill little boy explores the many forms of religious faith while travelling with his aunt. He learns the tenets and philosophies of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Confucianism, Shinto, yoga, animism, voodoo and more. From the publisher: "This is a hugely enjoyable story abo... View more info

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Thoreau on Man and Nature

By: Thoreau, Henry D [Compiled By Arthur G. Volkman]

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Peter Pauper Press, 1960

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated


61 pgs. Very Good+ condition hardcover, no jacket. Light rubbing to corners, clean, sound and unmarked. Selections from the writings of Thoreau as compiled by Arthur G. Volkman are arranged in sections: 1. Alma Natura, 2. Of Aspiration, 3. Orientation, 4. Generation, 5. Mind Prints, 6. Of Courage, 7. Of Health, 8. Relaxation, 9. Re-Creation, 10. Human Faith, 11. The Great Spirit. #2320. View more info

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Timothy's Game

By: Sanders, Lawrence

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons., 1988

Edition: First Edition, First Printing


8vo. 382 pgs. Near Fine hardcover in Very Good+ jacket. Black boards and cloth, gold lettering, clean and unmarked. Black dust jacket, very slight edgewear, one closed 1/4 inch tear. Jacket illus. Don Brautigam. ISBN 0399133682. #148. View more info

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To Play the Fool

By: King, Laurie

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press., 1995

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author


8vo. 260 pgs. Near Fine hardcover in Near Fine jacket. Black boards and dust jacket. Shallow dog-eared bottom right corners of first 30 pgs., else clean, tight and unmarked. Tiny ding to jacket near left bottom edge. SIGNED by author on title page. Sequel to A Grave Talent. ISBN 0312119070. #355. View more info

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Tomorrow and Tomorrow. [Pyramid Giant G214]

By: Collins, Hunt (Ed McBain, Evan Hunter]

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Pyramid Books, 1956


190 pgs. Very Good condition vintage paperback. Slight rubbing to paper at spine edges and a shallow partial crease to front cover vertically along woman pictured, else externally pristine, square and tight. Text block edges are red. Internally clean and unmarked, paper uniformly age-toned. First four pages have a small 1/2 inch closed edge tear to right margin. Cover art by Bob Lavin. From the back cover: "The Vikes were in the saddle riding high-peddling forbidden ... View more info