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101 1369 Brochu, Jim Lucy in the Afternoon : an Intimate Memoir of Lucille Ball
Hardcover William Morrow & Company: New York; 1990; Second Printing 271 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Top of back board dented as if knocked on a table edge. Dust wrapper, not price cut, has a few faint smudges. A very nice copy indeed. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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Jane Eyre, BRONTE, Charlotte
102 7180 BRONTE, Charlotte Jane Eyre
Hardcover Heritage Press: New York; 1942; 4to; 431 pages Illustrated by Barnett Freedman; Lithograph: Very Good 
Three-quarter red cloth over pictorial cloth with gilt band and gilt lettering on sunned spine, bottom corners bumped, discoulored area on painted top page edges. Blank owner bookplate on one of free endpapers, tiny paper remnants on front pastedown. Pages pale brown; clean not brittle. No dust wrapper as issued, no slipcase. ; This mysterious and romantic novel has been the basis for several film and television productions.; 'There are very few books I can say I’ve read more than 15 times. Probably only "Wuthering Heights", "Jane Eyre" & "Persuasion". '- This title recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group.Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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Wuthering Heights, BRONTE, Emily
103 7181 BRONTE, Emily Wuthering Heights
Hardcover Heritage Press: New York; [1940]; 4to; 331 pages Illustrated by Barnett Freedman; Lithograph: Very Good 
Three-quarter red cloth over pictorial cloth with gilt band and gilt lettering on sunned spine, tiny spot on textblock fore-edge. Blank owner bookplate on one of the free endpapers. Page edges pale brown, verso of most lithograph pages yellowed. No dust wrapper as issued, no slipcase. ; This tale of Cathy and her beloved Heathcliffe has been the basis for several film and television productions.; 'There are very few books I can say I’ve read more than 15 times. Probably only "Wuthering Heights", "Jane Eyre" & "Persuasion". '- This title recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group.Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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104 1574 Brookner, Anita Friend from England
Softcover; Trade PB Perennial; Harper & Row: New York; (1987) 1989; Very Good-  
205 pages; Corners of back cover torn away, about 1/2" at each corner, light spine creasing, no loose pages. Page edges and inside covers lightly browned, covers slightly edgeworn. ; A self-contained part owner of a London bookshop sees another way of living when she becomes a mentor for a young woman who abandons herself to romance.  
Price: 5.00 USD
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105 3053 BROOKNER, Anita Hotel Du Lac
Hardcover Pantheon: NY; 1984; Sixth Printing Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
184 pages; Red remainder mark on bottom edge extends to bumped spine foot. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, is lightly rubbed and edgeworn with a sunned spine.; Brookner won the Booker Prize for this sad and funny novel told in retrospect by Edith Hope (known professionally as romance writer Veronica Wilde) who has been "banished" to the Hotel du Lac in Switzerland - but for what? As she "recovers" she observes the life and loves of her fellow guests, and becomes involved with them - and we learn what has brought her to this hotel by the lake. Filmed in 1986 by British television, starring Anna Massey as Edith, with Denholm Elliott and Googie Withers.  
Price: 9.00 USD
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106 6385 BROUGH, James The Prince and the Lily
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Coward, Mccann & Geoghegan: NY; 1975; 312 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Red leatherette spine lightly bumped and worn, previous owner bookplate on front pastedown. Page edges pale yellow, interior pages clean, no binding problems. Dust wrapper a bit edgeworn with a few short closed tears. ; "The story of Lillie Langtry -- The Greatest International Beauty of Her Day" Lillie Langtry was the first acknowledged mistress of the Prince of Wales, Edward VII; their affair lasted three decades. One of the professional beauties of Edwardian England, she was hailed by Oscar Wilde as 'the new Helen'. Basis for "Lillie" the 1978 mini-series starring Francesca Annis, Anton Rodgers, and Denis Lill. 
Price: 9.75 USD
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107 856 BROWN, Rita Mae Six of One
Hardcover Harper & Row: New York; 1978; First US Edition 310 pages Very Good- in Very Good dust wrapper 
Previous owner name on front endpaper; page edges soiled. Cloth spine ends lightly bumped and worn. The last 35 pages have a vertical crease as if the book was closed with these pages bent at one time. Dust wrapper, price clipped, is a bit edgeworn and lightly rubbed with a crease in the front flap. ; A three generation saga, from 1909 through 1980, of a family in the small town of Runnymede, on the Pennsylvania-Maryland border. The inhabitants of this town often forget that the Civil War ended in the 19th century.  
Price: 7.00 USD
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108 5599 BRYSON, Bill Lost Continent, The : Travels in Small-Town America
Softcover; Trade PB Perennial: NY; c1990, 2001; Reprint Very Good+  
314 pages; A lovely copy with faint edgewear; looks unread.; After living in the UK for almost two decades, Bryson comes back to rediscover the US and searches for the perfect small town. Another of this author's funny memoir/travel books.; Published @ $14.00.  
Price: 7.50 USD
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Walk in the Woods, A, BRYSON, Bill
109 1289 BRYSON, Bill Walk in the Woods, A
Softcover; Trade PB Broadway Books: New York; c1998,1999; 276 pages Near Fine 
A new book, no spine creases, spine head lightly bumped. ; Basis for the 2015 film starring Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, and Emma Thompson. Bryson recounts in his own delightful writing style his experiences walking the 2,100 mile Appalachian Trail with his friend Stephen Katz. Bryson admirers may remember Katz from his appearance in "Neither Here Nor There" Bryson's very funny account of their adventures in Europe. Recommended. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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110 5352 BUCHAN, Elizabeth Consider the Lily
Softcover; Mass Market PB Pan Books: London; c1993, 1994; Very Good  
574 pages; Spine and cover creases, covers lightly edgeworn and rubbed, page edges yellowed; interior pages clean, none loose.; In the summer of 1929, Hinton Dysart, an estate in the south of England, is dying from lack of money. Kit Dysart, the heir, knows he must marry well to keep it alive. At his sister's wedding, he meets the vibrant Daisy Chudleigh and her more subdued cousin, the heiress Matty Verrall. In love with Daisy but troubled by his family's decline, Kit chooses to marry Matty. Unfortunately for all three, Kit and Daisy are unable to forget each other. 'When Matty, growing increasingly unhappy in her troubled, empty marriage, decides to re-create the estate's garden, she discovers solace and a gift of which she never dreamed. This tale of love and gardening, is a poignant novel of love, loss, and, ultimately, a new flowering between the two world wars.'  
Price: 6.50 USD
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Fugitive Queen, The : An Ursula Blanchard Mystery at Queen Elizabeth I's Court, BUCKLEY, Fiona [Valerie Anand]
111 5625 BUCKLEY, Fiona [Valerie Anand] Fugitive Queen, The : An Ursula Blanchard Mystery at Queen Elizabeth I's Court
Hardcover Scribner: NY; 2003; First US Edition 277 pages Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper 
A lovely copy that looks unread. Bumped spine tail, faint edgewear to unclipped dust wrapper. ; Set in 1568, Mistress Ursula Blanchard is sent by Queen Elizabeth to deliver a confidential message to Mary, Queen of Scots, who is imprisoned in Northern England. 
Price: 15.50 USD
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112 3845 BUCKLEY, Fiona [Valerie Anand] Queen's Ransom : A Mystery at Queen Elizabeth I's Court Featuring Ursula Blanchard
Hardcover Scribner: NY; 2000; First US Edition 348 pages Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper 
A new book with lightly bumped spine ends and a faintly edgeworn dust wrapper. A very nice copy. ; 'The author's sharp-witted Lady of the Presence Chamber will need all of her courage to carry out her mission on behalf of Queen Elizabeth I without betraying her own heart. Ursula Blanchard plans to travel to France on a personal errand to help her first husband's father bring his young ward home to England. But duty soon calls. Fearing that the Catholic forces tearing apart France will spread to Protestant England, the Queen instructs Ursula to personally deliver a letter to Catherine de Médicis, offering to mediate the crisis. The perilous duty will not only separate Ursula from her young daughter, it will bring her closer to a man she can neither trust nor forget—her estranged second husband, Matthew de la Roche, avowed Catholic and enemy of Elizabeth.'; Published @$23.00. 
Price: 11.50 USD
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113 3849 BUCKLEY, Fiona [Valerie Anand] To Ruin a Queen : an Ursula Blanchard Mystery at Queen Elizabeth I's Court
Hardcover Scribner: NY; 2000; First US Edition 287 pages Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper 
A new book with lightly bumped spine ends and a faintly edgeworn dust wrapper. A very nice copy.; 'Ursula Blanchard, waiting woman and secret agent for Queen Elizabeth I returns in this fourth book of the series. Ursula's daughter, Meg, is missing. Ursula follows a trail that leads to the home of the ancient Mortimer family: Vetch Castle, a grim, haunted keep on the Welsh border. There she finds Philip Mortimer, who boasts that he will force Queen Elizabeth to restore the fortunes of his once-great family. There, too, Ursula finds Philip's mother, who is frightened by her son's claims and pleads for Ursula's help.'; Published @$23.00. 
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Smoky Night, BUNTING, Eve
114 7100 BUNTING, Eve Smoky Night
Laminated Boards Harcourt Brace & Company: San Diego; c1994; Third Printing 4to 11" - 13" tall; [32] pages Illustrated by David Diaz; Color Illustrations: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
A lovely copy. Inscribed and dated (1995) by Eve Bunting; inscribed in black marker and dated (1995) inside a square with leaf embellishment by David Diaz; both on page opposite the title page. Spine head faintly bumped. Unclipped dust wrapper faintly edgeworn, gold Caldicott medallion crumpled on one edge. ; Winner of the 1995 Caldecott Medal. 'Daniel and his mother look out their window at the smoky night below. There are looters on the street, fires in the distance. Daniel clutches his cat, Jasmine. But later, when they are forced to leave their apartment building, Jasmine can't be found. Mrs. Kim's cat is missing, too. Where are they? They can't be with each other. Those cats don't get along... Smoky Night is a story about cats - and people - who couldn't get along until a night of rioting brings them together.' Recommended.; Partial image (due to size of book) shows crumpling to medallion. 
Price: 69.50 USD
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115 3011 BURKE, Owen Figurehead
Hardcover Coward, McCann & Geoghegan: NY; 1979; First US Edition Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper  
349 pages; Spine ends and bottom corners bumped, cover edges faded, page edges lightly soiled, vertical spine crease does not damage binding. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, edgeworn with browned edges and a few chips and tears. ; A family saga set in Victorian England. Nell's grandfather the head of the Bostock shipping family wants her to marry the eldest son of the Gresham family, a rival shipping clan. She refuses and feels she is quite capable of running the company herself.  
Price: 9.50 USD
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Anglomania :  A European Love Affair [Voltaire's Coconuts or Anglomania in Europe] , BURUMA, Ian
116 3521 BURUMA, Ian Anglomania : A European Love Affair [Voltaire's Coconuts or Anglomania in Europe]
Hardcover Random House: New York; 1998; First US Edition Near Fine in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
304 pages; A new book. Dust wrapper has faint edgewear and rubbing.; Published in Great Britian as 'Voltaire's Coconuts or Anglomania in Europe'. In a blend of witty personal memoir and biographical portraits of European Anglophiles and Anglophobes, Buruma examines what it is that continues to divide Britain from the European Continent, and Europe from the United States.'; 'Voltaire saw Britain as an island of reason and liberty in a continent marked by violence and tyranny. Many Europeans-for example, Giuseppe Mazzini, Theodor Herzl, and André Malraux- admired the English gentleman. Others saw English parks as symbolic gardens of freedom and reproduced them all over Europe. German Romantics, including Goethe, regarded Shakespeare as a Nordic genius; Hitler made him an honorary German. Yet it was British- and by extension, American- liberalism that attracted many Continentals and appalled many others. Voltaire thought British free trade and political liberty went hand in hand; Karl Marx saw them as capitalist frauds. Typical Anglophobes, such as Kaiser Wilhelm II, regarded the English, the Americans, and the Jews as the most dangerous enemies of Europe. Half Dutch, half British, and from a family of Anglo-American Jews, Buruma is a loving, critical, and satirical observer of Europe's often-comical and sometimes- deadly prejudices.'  
Price: 20.00 USD
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117 1652 BYATT, A. S. Matisse Stories
Hardcover Random House: New York; c1993,1995; First US Edition 134 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Previous owner gift inscription on half title page. Postcard of front of dust wrapper laid in. Dust wrapper, not price cut, is lightly rubbed. A very nice copy. ; Three short stories by this Booker prize winning author, and sister of Margaret Drabble, are each inspired by the artist Henri Matisse. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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118 4752 BYATT, A. S. Possession
Softcover; Trade PB Vintage International: NY; c1990,2002; 555 pages Very Good+ 
No spine creases, faint cover creases, light edgewear and rubbing. A nice copy. This edition has cover art from the film. ; Winner of the 1990 Booker Prize, this literary mystery is also a love story. 'Two contemporary scholars, each studying one of two Victorian poets, reconstruct their subjects' secret extramarital affair through poems, journal entries, letters and modern scholarly analysis of the period.' This novel was recently selected by 'Time Magazine' as one of the one hundred best English-language novels written from 1923 to the present. Basis for the film starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Jeremy Northam. Byatt is the sister of Margaret Drabble. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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Cuckoo in Spring, The, CADELL, Elizabeth
119 7306 CADELL, Elizabeth Cuckoo in Spring, The
Hardcover William Morrow & Company: NY; 1954; First US Edition 214 pages Very Good in Very Good- dust wrapper 
A rather scarce US first edition. Clean green cloth binding lightly edgeworn (not worn to boards). Clean interior pages pale yellow, edges a bit darker with a few small soil spots. No binding problems, a nice copy. Price clipped dust wrapper by Mircea Vasiliu browned and edgeworn with some small chips and closed tears. Sunned spine and light soil to what were once white portions of dust wrapper.; A delightful early novel by this author featuring the Hurst family and the beautiful and resourceful Alexandra Bell.Recommended.; "Charm and lightness are the hallmarks
That identify a Cadell
(And in case you've ever wondered
That's pronounced to rhyme with paddle.) "- from a 1953 dust wrapper of 'Crystal Light'. This author recommended by several members of the DE Stevenson email discussion group including Anna B., Shaun L., Carol K., Jane S., and Jerri C. (also of the ATS and Angela Thirkell email discussion group.) Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 98.50 USD
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120 717 CAIN, James M. Double Indemnity
Softcover; Mass Market PB Vintage Books: New York; c1936,1978; Very Good  
125 pages; Light edgewear, no spine creases, pages browning.; "An insurance salesman plans a perfect murder to beat his own racket. " Basis for the movie of the same name.  
Price: 5.00 USD
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121 718 CAIN, James M. Postman Always Rings Twice
Softcover; Mass Market PB Vintage Books: New York; c1934,1978; Very Good-  
120 pages; Light edgewear, no spine creases, pages browning. ; The author's first novel, published when he was 42. Banned in Boston, Camus later said it was the inspiration and model for 'The Stranger'. Basis for the movie of the same name.  
Price: 4.50 USD
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122 374 Caine, Michael What's It All About?
Hardcover Turtle Bay Books / Random House: NY; 1992; First US Edition 521 pages Photographs: Very Good- in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends and corners bumped, a few pages creased and soiled. Unclipped dust wrapper lightly edgeworn, spine head creased.; An autobiography by the famous British actor. 
Price: 5.50 USD
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Julia Margaret Cameron : A Victorian family portrait, CAMERON] HILL, Brian
123 5528 CAMERON] HILL, Brian Julia Margaret Cameron : A Victorian family portrait
Hardcover St. Martin's Press: NY; 1973; First US Edition 203 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine head very lightly bumped, page edges pale tan. A very nice copy indeed. Unclipped, white dust wrapper lightly yellowed and soiled. ; 'Julia Margaret Cameron, (1815-79) had an immense influence on nineteenth-century photography. Her portraits and tableaux-vivants (many posed to illustrate poetry or represent literary figures) were produced in the 1860s and 1870s within the most important artistic circles in Victorian England and have enjoyed almost continuous popularity for over a century. Closely connected with the Pre-Raphaelite group, her work shares their nostalgia and love of literary and mythological subject matter.'

'Settled in the Isle of Wight in 1860, near enough to her friends the Tennysons to visit informally, she bcame as well-known for her good-hearted eccentricity as for her determination to catch likely sitters.'

Her father James Prattle, an Indian civil servant, and her French mother had seven daughters, one of whom was the grandmother of Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf. Edward Lear was heard to complain, on a visit to the Isle of Wight, that "Prattledom has taken entire posession of the place." 
Price: 27.75 USD

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124 1390 Campbell, Bebe Moore Brothers and Sisters
Hardcover G P Putnam's Sons: NY; 1994; First Edition 476 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine head and tail lightly bumped; dust wrapper, price clipped, very lightly rubbed and edgeworn. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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125 1046 Cardozo, Nancy Lucky Eyes and a High Heart : The Life of Maud Gonne
Hardcover Bobbs Merrill: Indianapolis; 1978; Second Printing Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
468 pages; Small red mark on front cover. Dust wrapper has very faint soil on back, is not price cut; Gonne was known as the "Irish Joan of Arc". From a review by Carolyn Heilbrun; " a first-rate biography of Maud Goone. . . . Cardoza reveals her as a marvellous individual, the very model of a woman of action as well as beauty. She is no longer merely an event, however major, in the life of Yeats. . . . Essential reading for anyone interested in Maud Gonne, Ireland, or Yeats. "  
Price: 15.50 USD
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