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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 Glass House

By: Hix, John

Price: $38.00

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Phaidon Press, Incorporated, 1996

Edition: First Printing


4to. 239 pgs. As New hardcover in As New jacket, clean and unmarked. Illustrated throughout with historic and contemporary drawings, etchings, lithographs and photographs. The author traces the evolution of glass enclosures from the mid-seventeenth century when the desire to nurture exotic plants in a foreign and often hostile climate led to the development of the glasshouse and ingenious mechanical support systems capable of maintaining a suitable microenvironment. Sec... View more info

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The Letters of Robert Frost to Louis Untermeyer. With Commentary By Louis Untermeyer.

By: Frost, Robert with Louis Untermeyer

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston Inc, 1963

Edition: First Edition


ix.388pgs. Very Good cloth hardcover in Very Good jacket. Cream-colored cloth with slight general age-darkening and smudginess. Internally pristine. Jacket has a scattering of small edge tears and rubs to the paper, original price intact. Tucked inside is a bookmark for the Episcopal Academy Festival of Books illustrated by Rick Kinscherf '63. The personal, insightful and sometimes blatantly candid letters of Robert Frost to his longtime friend Louis Untermeyer beginnin... 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 Magical World of Moss Gardening.

By: Martin, Annie

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Portland, OR, U.S.A., Timber Press, 2015

Edition: First Edition, First Printing


238 pgs. New condition softcover pb. Contents: INtroduction: Moss Magic, Green Grandeur: A Tour of Moss Gardens, Bryophyte Basics: Botany and Natural History of Mosses, Mosses for Gardeners: 25 Bryophytes To Know and Grow, , From Concept to Garden Plan:Designing With Mosses, Panting and Propagation: Establishing Your Moss Garden, Your Thriving Moss Garden: Maintenance and Troubleshooting; Metric Conversions,Resources and References,Acknowledgements, Photo Credits, Index.... View more info

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The Man Who Was Poe.

By: Avi

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Orchard Books Div. Of Franklin Watts Inc, 1989

Edition: First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author


x.208pgs. Fine hardcover in Near Fine jacket with faint shelf wear, clean and unmarked but for author's inscription on the half title page "For _- From The Man who is Avi 4-15-92". A young boy trusts his fate to a man claiming to be Auguste Dupin, of The Murders in the Rue Morgue. Dupin is actually Edgar Allan Poe. Can he help find Edmund's twin sister alive? AVI is an author of adventure, mystery and haunting, including Wolf Rider, Devil's Race, Encounter at Eas... View more info

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The Mind of Poe and Other Studies

By: Campbell, Killis

Price: $32.00

Publisher: Cambridge Massachusets, Harvard University Press, 1933

Edition: First Edition


238pgs. Good condition brown cloth hardcover, gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt, usual ex-library markings in the usual places, former owner name on copyright page and preface, otherwise clean throughout, binding tight. Cornerstone biography and literary commentary on Edgar Allan Poe, his personal life, personality, eclectic education and background and his sometimes self-revelatory body of work. Sections: The Mind of Poe, Contemporary Opinion of Poe, The Poe-Griswo... View more info

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The Old Mandarin. More Translations from the Chinese.

By: Morley, Christopher

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York and Cleveland, Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1947

Edition: First Edition


12mo. non-paginated (approx. 125 pgs). Very good condition. Black cloth with very slight rubbing to cloth at spine ends. First edition stated on copyright page with no additional printings indicated. Clean and unmarked. Imprint of three mandarins on each board, illustrated throughout by Carl Rose. An anthology of commentary and verse, collected and translated for the first time in book form. Table of contents, 120 poems. #826 View more info

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The Other Hand

By: Metzger, Deena

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Granada Hills, CA, U.S.A., Red Hen Press, 2000

Edition: First Edition


8vo. 311 pgs. Near Fine softcover pb, clean and unmarked with minimal shelf wear. "An epistolary novel that concurrently is a unique contribution to the literature we now speak of as Holocaust discourse", this novel is structured around the relationship and dialog between a Jewish woman and holocaust survivor who converted to Catholicism and is living in Paris as its cardinal. ISBN 1888996242. #1543. View more info

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The Pocket Week-End Book (Pocket Book #586)

By: Stern, Philip Van Doren

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Rockefeller Center, New York, Pocket Books Incorporated, 1949

Edition: First Pocket Book Edition


292 pgs. Good to Very Good condition vintage paperback. May 1949 first pocket book edition, with Gertrude the kangaroo logo design inside covers and red text block edges. Binding sound, light rubbing along spine edges and margins, pages are clean and unmarked, with uniform age darkening along margins. A huge variety of stories, articles and poems in a tiny package by renowned writers and poets, this format was originally intended as a small take-along for a weekend holi... View more info

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The Rainmaker

By: Grisham, John

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday., 1995

Edition: First Edition, First Printing


8vo. 454 pgs. Fine hardcover in Near Fine jacket. May 1995 First edition, first printing. Burgundy boards, navy black cloth, burgundy endpapers. Clean, bright, unmarked. Dust jacket very tiny faint rubbed spot to paper of upper back corner. ISBN 0385472951. #1760 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 Story of Medicine

By: Robinson, Victor, M.D.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Albert & Charles Boni, 1931

Edition: First Edition


527 pgs. Very Good condition blue cloth hardcover, black and silver lettering and decoration to spine, silver caduceus of the medical profession decorates front board. Binding sound, light overall wear, with rubbing of cloth at edges and corners, binding sound, light blue stain to rear endpapers, small stylized bookseller ticket [Zeitlin Books, Los Angeles] of a grasshopper (?) at bottom inner corner of rear board. Author was professor of the History of Medicine at Tem... View more info