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Ex-Libris

By: King, Ross

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Walker & Co: 2001

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 1743

ISBN: 0802733573

Condition: Fine


391 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket, clean and Set in Europe following the English Civil War. From the jacket: "A cryptic summons to a remote country house launches Isaac Inchbold, a London bookseller and antiquarian, on an odyssey through seventeenth-century Europe, charged with the task of restoring a magnificent library destroyed by the war." Inchbold's life depends on recovering a missing manuscript, in the midst of underworld, spies, ciphers and forgeries. ISBN 0802733573. #1743. View more info

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The Fencing Master

By: Perez-Reverte, Arturo; Costa, Margaret Jull [translator]

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt Brace and Co.: 1998

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 2508

ISBN: 0151001812

Condition: Fine


First American Edition, translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa. A beautiful, mysterious and highly-skilled stranger approaches fencing maestro Don Jaimes and requests that he teach her the art of the unstoppable thrust. By the author of The Club Dumas and The Seville Communion. ISBN 0151001812. #2508. View more info

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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

Seller ID: 1742

ISBN: 0316785644

Condition: Fine


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. ISBN 0316785644. #1742 View more info