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121 374 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
122 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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123 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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124 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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125 263 Carey, Peter Tax Inspector
Hardcover Knopf: NY; 1991; First US Edition 279 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Bottom board edge has a small dent; dw slightly rubbed; Author, from Australia, is a three-time Booker Prize winner. ; 'Granny Catchprice runs her family business (and her family) with senility, cunning and a handbagful of explosives. Her daughter Cathy would rather be singing County & Western than selling cars, while Benny Catchprice, sixteen and seriously psychopathic, wants to transform a failing auto franchise into an empire -- and himself into an angel. Out of the confrontation between the Catchprices and their unwitting nemesis, a beautiful and very pregnant agent of the Australian Taxation Office, Peter Carey, author of Oscar and Lucinda, creates an endlessly surprising and fearfully convincing novel. '- Chicago Tribune 
Price: 12.50 USD
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Blameless; The Parasol Protectorate: Book the Third, CARRIGER, Gail [Tofa Borregaard]
126 7086 CARRIGER, Gail [Tofa Borregaard] Blameless; The Parasol Protectorate: Book the Third
Softcover; Mass Market PB Orbit Books: NY; 2010; First US Edition; First Printing 374 pages Near Fine 
Faint edgewear; looks unread. A lovely copy of a fun book originally published in this mass market paperback format.; Werewolves, vampires, and a preternatural spinster that can negate supernatural powers in a comedy of manners set in a version of Victorian England that has dirigibles and lots of tea-drinking of course! The third book of five in this entertaining series.; 'Imagine Jane Austen dabbling in science and steam technology. Then imagine P.G. Wodehouse suddenly dropped vampires into the Drones Club. The Parasol Protectorate books are the resulting progeny.' Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 7.75 USD
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Soulless; The Parasol Protectorate: Book the First, CARRIGER, Gail [Tofa Borregaard]
127 7052 CARRIGER, Gail [Tofa Borregaard] Soulless; The Parasol Protectorate: Book the First
Softcover; Mass Market PB Orbit Books: NY; 2009; Seventh Printing 373 pages Very Good+ 
Faint spine creases and edgewear. A lovely copy of a fun book originally published in this mass market paperback format.; Werewolves, vampires, and a preternatural spinster that can negate supernatural powers in a comedy of manners set in a version of Victorian England that has dirigibles and lots of tea-drinking of course! The first volume in this entertaining series won an ALA ALEX award.; 'Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette.

Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire -- and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate.' Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 6.00 USD

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland , CARROLL, Lewis
128 480 CARROLL, Lewis Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Hardcover Dragon's World: Limpsfield & London; (1865) 1990; First Edition Thus Illustrated by Malcolm Ashman: Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
Color Illustrations; 96 pages; A nice copy. Spine tail and bottom corners rubbed. Dust wrapper lightly edgeworn.; Delightful colour illustrations. A wonderful addition to an Alice collection.; Recommended by John C. of the LCSNA.  
Price: 17.50 USD
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129 326 Carroll, Lewis (Ed. by Roy Gasson) Illustrated Lewis Carroll
Hardcover New Orchard Editions Ltd.: Poole, Dorset, UK; c1978, ?; Reprint Illustrated by Various Illustrators: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
333 pages; Pages lightly browned but clean, spine tail bumped. Clipped dust wrapper is very lightly edgeworn and rubbed. A nice copy.; Includes both Alice books, The Hunting of the Snark, and other short works. This edition has 24 black & white plates and several additional illustratio ns by a variety of well known Alice illustrators. ; Recommended by John C. of the LCSNA.  
Price: 15.75 USD
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130 1115 Carroll, Lewis, and Gardner, Martin (Introduction and Notes) Annotated Alice , The : Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
Hardcover Clarkson N. Potter: New York; 1960; First US Edition 4to; 351 pages Illustrated by John Tenniel; B&W Illustrations: Good+  
Spine ends and corners bumped, bottom front corner worn to boards, tan cloth binding lightly soiled. Previous owner signature on decorated free endpaper, page edges lightly browned. Interior pages clean, no binding problems. No dust wrapper.  
Price: 17.00 USD
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131 4913 CARROLL, Lewis, and Martin Gardner (Introduction and Notes) Annotated Alice, The : Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
Hardcover Clarkson N. Potter: New York; 1960; Reprint Illustrated by John Tenniel: Very Good+ in Good+ dust wrapper  
B&W Illustrations; 4to; 351 pages; A nice copy. Pages faintly yellowed, tiny chip from decorated rear endpaper and a small rough area on top page edges. Clipped dust wrapper is edgeworn with a few small short tears and several creases. White rear panel is lightly soiled and front panel has two discoloured areas. ; The two delightful Alice stories with wonderful notes and explainations by Martin Gardner. ; Recommended by several members of the LCSNA.  
Price: 19.75 USD
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132 4694 CARTER, Miranda Anthony Blunt : his lives
Hardcover Farrar, Straus & Giroux: NY; 2001; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
B&W Photographs; 590 pages; Spine ends bumped, a few page edges creased. Unclipped dust wrapper is lightly edgeworn and rubbed with a short closed tear at front flap corner. A nice copy.; A comprehensive and engrossing look at the multiple lives of Anthony Blunt, art historian, author, director of the Courtauld Institute, and MI5 agent during WWII. Blunt was also a member of the "Cambridge Spies" group (along with Kim Philby, Guy Burgess, and Donald Maclean) that passed secrets and documents to the Soviet Union.The book attempts to separate facts from the many incorrect stories published in books and in the media when PM Margaret Thatcher exposed Blunt in 1979.  
Price: 14.75 USD
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133 801 Central Office of Information On The Move Bygone Britain 1900-1970
Softcover; Trade PB HMSO: London; 1995; 154 pages B&W Photographs: Near Fine 
Very faint edgewear; book looks unread.; Preface by Sir Harry Secombe; from the back cover "This series explores the vast changes that took place in people's lives over the first seventy years of this century through cuttings chosen from hundreds of newspapers, both national and regional, journals, comics and magazines. The books are illustrated with dozens of advertisements, maps, cartoons and unique photographs. The serious, the not-so-serious and the frankly trivial stories of the period 1900-1970 are highlighted, forming a patchwork of remarkable events, people and ideas- some a part of history, some (deservedly?) forgotten. " This title focuses on transport in Britain. 
Price: 14.75 USD
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Yiddish Policemen's Union, The, CHABON, Michael
134 6838 CHABON, Michael Yiddish Policemen's Union, The
Hardcover HarperCollins: NY; 2007; First US Edition; First Printing 411 pages Very Good+ in Near Fine dust wrapper 
Black remainder line bottom page edges, faint soil and rub marks on binding, a few page corners creased; pages clean and bright, no binding problems. Unclipped dust wrapper faintly edgeworn. A nice copy.; "For sixty years, Jewish refugees and their descendants have prospered in the Federal District of Sitka, a temporary safe haven created in the wake of revelations of the Holocaust and the shocking 1948 collapse of the fledgling state of Israel. Proud, grateful, and longing to be American, the Jews of the Sitka District have created their own little world in the Alaskan panhandle, a vibrant, gritty, soulful, and complex frontier city that moves to the music of Yiddish. For sixty years they have been left alone, neglected and half-forgotten in a backwater of history. Now the District is set to revert to Alaskan control, and their dream is coming to an end: once again the tides of history threaten to sweep them up and carry them off into the unknown.

But homicide detective Meyer Landsman of the District Police has enough problems without worrying about the upcoming Reversion. His life is a shambles, his marriage a wreck, his career a disaster. He and his half-Tlingit partner, Berko Shemets, can't catch a break in any of their outstanding cases. Landsman's new supervisor is the love of his life—and also his worst nightmare.

At once a gripping whodunit, a love story, an homage to 1940s noir, and an exploration of the mysteries of exile and redemption..." The film rights to this novel have been purchased and there has been talk that the Coen brothers are attached to it.; Dust wrapper matches sample image. 
Price: 9.50 USD

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135 1701 Chayefsky, Paddy Altered States
Hardcover Harper & Row: New York; 1978; First US Edition 184 pages Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine head and tail bumped, looks unread. Dust wrapper, price clipped, rubbed and worn at extremities. ; Basis for the movie of the same name.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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Minerva, CHESNEY, Marion [M.C. Beaton]
136 7060 CHESNEY, Marion [M.C. Beaton] Minerva
Hardcover; Ex-Library St Martin's Press: NY; 1982; 192 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
An ex-library copy with the expected stamps, markings, and pocket. Remnants of previous dust wrapper protector still attached to front and rear pastedowns. Spine ends and corners lightly bumped, a few smudges to page edges. Unclipped dust wrapper sunned at spine, library label (FIC) on spine, lightly edgeworn and creased. ; "The Six Sisters" series is a family saga set in Regency England. The six novels 'recount the romantic adventures of the six marriageable daughters of a country vicar, the Reverend Charles Armitage'. In this first in the series the eldest daughter Minerva is sent to London to marry well. Doing so will restore the family fortunes so that her younger brothers can go to Eton and her father can keep his beloved hounds and horses. Fortunately she is beautiful but as she is also a prig she is easily scandalized during her her first season and makes no attempt to conceal her opinions. Her attitudes soon cause the offended dandies to devise a plan to put her in her place.; '...amusing characters and unexpected plot turns. If you’re looking for something frothy and fun, with a fine array of historical details—petticoats! toxic cosmetics! dueling strategy!—look no further than "Minerva". '- Blogger Bree W. Also recommended by several members of the DES email discussion list. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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137 5314 CHESTER, Thomas Mastering Excel 5 for Windows : Special Edition
Softcover; Trade PB Sybex Computer Books: San Francisco, CA; c1994,1995; Second Edition 1220 pages Near Fine 
Faint edgewear; a lovely copy.; 'This new edition of our best-selling guide to Excel adds three hundred pages of tips on charting, Visual BASIC macros, improving productivity, and more. New features are highlighted, and the book is loaded with real-life examples. A great choice for beginners and upgraders alike.' 
Price: 8.00 USD
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138 4320 CHEVALIER, Tracy Falling Angels
Hardcover Dutton: New York; 2001; First US Edition Near Fine in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
324 pages; Faintly bumped spine ends, one faint smudge on bottom page edges. Dust wrapper, unclipped, is faintly edgeworn and rubbed. A very nice copy indeed. ; 'In a fashionable London cemetery two families, visiting their respective graves on the day after Queen Victoria's death, teeter on the brink of a new era. The Colemans and the Waterhouses are divided by social class as well as taste. They would certainly not have become acquainted had not their two girls, meeting behind the tombstones, become best friends. As the girls grow up, the new king changes social customs, and a new, forward-thin king era takes wing. The lives and fortunes of the two families become more and more closely intertwined- neighbors in life as well as death. Against a gas-lit backdrop of social and political history, the author of "Girl with a Pearl Earring" explores the prejudices and flaws of a changing time.'  
Price: 14.50 USD
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Voyage of the Basset, CHRISTENSEN, James C.; Foster, Alan Dean and Renwick St. James
139 6208 CHRISTENSEN, James C.; Foster, Alan Dean and Renwick St. James Voyage of the Basset
Hardcover Artisan: NY; 1996; First US Edition; First Printing 168 pages Color Illustrations: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends and corners lightly bumped. Unclipped dust wrapper very lightly edgeworn. A very nice copy of a delightful book.; "Credendo Vides -- By Believing, One Sees" Join imaginative Cassandra, her skeptical older sister Miranda, and their father, Professor Algernon Aisling on a fantastical journey of discovery. Beginning in Victorian England, 'the family sets out in search of the ancient legends. From the flickering flight of faeries and the mermaids' siren songs to a labyrinth-bound Minotaur and a fire-breathing dragon, the Aisling family witnesses firsthand the wonder of mythological worlds.' Basis for the film "Voyage of the Unicorn" starring Beau Bridges.; "In this lavishly illustrated edition, Cassandra's adventures intertwine with her father's scientific scribblings to present both new tales and the essence of classical myths. From the two voices, readers learn the power of imagination, the importance of believing in oneself, the value of family, and the need for creative, cooperative problem-solving. The story of a magical journey and the exquisite fantasy artwork will appeal to young and old alike." Recommended. This book will not fit safely in an International Priority envelope. 
Price: 85.50 USD
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Victorian Visitors, The : Culture Shock in Nineteenth Century Britain , CHRISTIANSEN, Rupert
140 5024 CHRISTIANSEN, Rupert Victorian Visitors, The : Culture Shock in Nineteenth Century Britain
Hardcover Atlantic Monthly Press: NY; 2000; First US Edition Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper  
272 pages; A new book; dust wrapper has faint edgewear. Published as "The Visitors" in the UK. ; 'In the nineteenth-century, Britain was the place to be. It was rich and there were large audiences and creative advances made everywhere. It drew people who wanted their dreams of success fulfilled and who wanted to be ‘known’. This book explores what it was like back then for the new comers and those who experience culture shock as new people and ideas flooded the streets of London.'; Published @ $25.00.  
Price: 13.00 USD
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ABC Murders, The, CHRISTIE, Agatha
141 6577 CHRISTIE, Agatha ABC Murders, The
Hardcover Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers: NY; c1935,2006; First Edition Thus 252 pages Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper 
Spine ends very lightly bumped, unclipped dust wrapper has faint edgewear. A lovely copy; looks unread.; Hercule Poirot must track down a serial killer who chooses his victims alphabetically.; 'Alice Ascher, a shopkeeper in Andover, is bludgeoned to death at her place of work. Next to die is Miss Bernard in Bexhill, then Mr. Clarke in Churston. More disturbing than the alphabetic sequence of the killings or the ABC Railway guide that the killer leaves at the scene of each crime are the taunting notes Hercule Poirot receives each time the killer is about to strike again. It is one of Poirot’s most challenging cases yet.' Published @ $12.00 
Price: 8.25 USD
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142 6528 CHRISTIE, Agatha Nemesis
Softcover; Mass Market PB Pocket Books: NY; 1986; Reprint 262 pages Very Good- 
Spine creased and slightly curved, covers lightly creased and edgeworn, pages pale yellow but clean, none loose. ; A letter arrives from a dead man with the mysterious message "Our code word, my dear lady, is Nemesis." For Miss Jane Marple, it's the most baffling, and final, case of her illustrious career. 
Price: 4.75 USD
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143 5686 CHRISTIE, Agatha (adapted by Charles Osborne) Unexpected Guest, The [Large Print]
Hardcover; Book Club Edition St Martin's Minotaur: NY; 1999; Large Print Edition Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
235 pages; A very nice copy with faintly bumped spine ends. Dust wrapper is lightly edgeworn and rubbed. ; Written for the stage by Christie in 1958, this novelized version was written by her biographer Charles Osborne. On a foggy night in 'South Wales, Michael Starkwedder runs his car into a ditch and seeks help at the nearest house. Slipping into the study through an open window, he finds lord of the manor Richard Warwick dead in a wheelchair with his beautiful wife, Laura, standing over him with a gun.' As is usual in Agatha Christie mysteries, all is not as it seems.  
Price: 11.50 USD
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144 262 Clancy, Tom Cardinal of the Kremlin
Hardcover Putnam: NY; 1988; First US Edition 543 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Slightly edgeworn; black dust wrapper rubbed, spine lightly edgeworn.; A Jack Ryan novel.  
Price: 7.00 USD
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Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, CLARKE, Susanna
145 6115 CLARKE, Susanna Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
Hardcover Bloomsbury: NY; 2004; Reprint; Fourth Printing 782 pages Illustrated by Portia Rosenberg; B&W Illustrations: Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped, paper covered boards have tiny tear at bottom edge, two corners bumped, black remainder mark; no binding problems, book looks unread. Unclipped dust wrapper has light edgewear and a tiny closed tear. This oversized book will not fit safely in an international global mailing envelope.; 'Set in England during the early 1800's--a country beleaguered by the long war with Napoleon--it is discovered that one practicing magician still remains. The reclusive magician, Mr. Norrell, is challenged to demonstrate his powers.' Basis for the 2015 BBC mini-series which we enjoyed but thought the book was better. Recently listed by Neil Gaiman as one of his ten favourite books.; Highly recommended. 'The drawing room social comedies of early 19th-century Britain are infused with the powerful forces of English folklore and fantasy in this extraordinary novel of two magicians who attempt to restore English magic in the age of Napoleon. In Clarke's world, gentlemen scholars pore over the magical history of England, which is dominated by the Raven King, a human who mastered magic from the lands of faerie. The study is purely theoretical until Mr. Norrell, a reclusive, mistrustful bookworm, reveals that he is capable of producing magic and becomes the toast of London society, while an impetuous young aristocrat named Jonathan Strange tumbles into the practice, too, and finds himself quickly mastering it. Though irritated by the reticent Norrell, Strange becomes the magician's first pupil, and the British government is soon using their skills. Mr. Strange serves under Wellington in the Napoleonic Wars (in a series of wonderful historical scenes), but afterward the younger magician finds himself unable to accept Norrell's restrictive views of magic's proper place and sets out to create a new age of magic by himself.' This title reviewed and recommended by Jane the author of "Fleur in her World" blog and by Lynne H. author of the 'dovegreyreader scribbles' blog. 
Price: 12.75 USD
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