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51 4908 HOLT, Victoria Devil on Horseback, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB Fawcett Crest: NY; 1977; Very Good+  
302 pages; Faint spine and cover creases, remainder mark on page edges. A nice copy. ; An historical novel of the French revolution featuring 18-year-old Minella, the daughter of an English schoolteacer, and Charles-Auguste, the haughty, arrogant Compte Fontaine Delibes. ; This title recommended by several Victoria Holt admirers.  
Price: 4.50 USD
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Madensky Square , IBBOTSON, Eva
52 5906 IBBOTSON, Eva Madensky Square
Hardcover St Martin's Press: NY; 1988; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
253 pages; Spine ends bumped, page edges have a few faint smudges. Unclipped dust wrapper is lightly edgeworn. A nice copy. ; "Susanna Weber, the elegant and discreet proprietress of her own dressmaking shop plies her trade on quaint Madensky Square. In the spring of 1911, Vienna is a world of romance, music, and gossip, where charming men pay outrageous compliments at the Opera and ancient noblewomen pay for silk petticoats with antique candlesticks. Susanna, at the hub of it all, ministers to a young ugly duckling desperate to become a modest swan, dresses cranky countesses and competitive social butterflies , and tries to convince her anarchist assistant that to marry the man who loves her - capitalist or no - is no political crime." Highly recommended.; "Madensky Square and Countess Below Stairs are my two favorites" by this author. -Susie W. of the DES email discussion group. "Madensky Square was my favourite" by this author. -Susan D. of the DES email discussion group. Also recommended by several members of the DoveGrey email discussion group.  
Price: 33.75 USD
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53 509 Isaacs, Susan Lily White
Softcover; Mass Market PB Harper Collins: NY; 1997; Very Good-  
612 pages; Signed by Author; Several spine creases, some edgewear. ; Lily White is a Long Island criminal defense lawyer.  
Price: 7.50 USD
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54 508 Isaacs, Susan Shining Through
Hardcover Harper & Row: NY; 1988; First US Edition Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper  
402 pages; Signed by Author; White cloth has some soiling to edges. There is a Friends of the Library stamp on the front free endpaper and a red "paid" stamp. Dw has very slight rubbing and a dampstain at the foot of the spine. ; Signed by the author on the half title page. Book is much better than the movie with Michael Douglas and Melanie Griffith. A tale of espionage, love, and the beginnings of the OSS.  
Price: 22.00 USD
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55 1185 Jakes, John Homeland
Hardcover Doubleday: New York; 1993; First US Edition 785 pages Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper 
Previous owner information inked out on front pastedown; dust wrapper, not price cut, has edgewear. ; The story of the Crown family of Chicago from 1890-1900. 
Price: 9.75 USD
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56 1634 Jameson, Storm Hidden River
Hardcover; Book Club Edition MacMillan: London; 1955; Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper  
266 pages; Green cloth binding is edgeworn and has bumped corners, and spine ends. Dust wrapper, price cut, has a soiled white back and is lightly edgeworn. ; A story of post-World War II France.  
Price: 16.00 USD
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Wishing, Jarrett, Miranda
57 381 Jarrett, Miranda Wishing
Softcover; Mass Market PB Sonnet: NY; 1999; Advance Review Copy 354 pages Fine 
Faintest edgewear; looks unread. ; In 1721, Captain Samson Fairbourne is a confirmed bachelor, a deep-water sailor happily wedded to his work. When he pens a description of the perfect, obedient wife, and hefts the missive overboard in a bottle, all he has in mind is a cutting joke to teach his young cousin a lesson on the foolishness of wishes -- and women. Instead, his prank leads him to Polly Bray, a hardworking seafarer who is about to shake his disparaging notions of femininity -- while reeling in his heart.

Left an orphan in a Massachusetts fishing village, Polly dresses in boy's clothes to work aboard her father's fishing boat, the one possession he left her. Pulled under by a devastating storm at sea, she is rescued by Samson Fairbourne, and a sparkling, passionate bond takes hold. But the handsome captain seems determined to confine Polly to his limited view of womanhood. And Polly fears she must surrender her precious independence -- or cut the stubborn, impassioned Samson adrift....; Cover matches sample image. 
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58 1704 JONG, Erica At the Edge of the Body
Paperback Holt, Rinehart and Winston: New York; 1979; First Paperback Edition Very Good+  
96 pages; Light edgewear, no spine creases; a nice copy. ; Card printed "With the compliments of the author" laid in. Author's fourth collection of poetry.  
Price: 9.50 USD
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59 2524 KARON, Jan At Home In Mitford
Softcover; Trade PB Penguin: New York; 1994; Reprint Good+  
446 pages; Edgewear, two strong cover creases, a few page corners curling, previous owner name on first advert page. ; We are introduced to the Episcopalian rector, Father Tim and all the other delightful residents of Mitford. A fun and humorous read, the author was inspired by Miss Read's stories and other novels of village life. Her stories are set in small town USA. ; Recommended by several members of the DES email discussion group.  
Price: 5.25 USD
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Hook, The [Fatal Journey] and An Eye for an Eye, KATCHA, Vahe
60 5325 KATCHA, Vahe Hook, The [Fatal Journey] and An Eye for an Eye
Hardcover Rupert Hart-Davis: London; 1963; First Edition Thus 171 pages Good+ in Very Good- dust wrapper 
Spine ends and corners bumped, some edges worn almost to boards. Burgundy covers and yellowed page edges soiled. Unclipped dust wrapper is lightly soiled and yellowed. It is edgworn with several small chips and closed tears.; Both titles in this omnibus edition were made into films. Both books are 'concerned with what happens to fairly normal lives when a black obsession is thrust on them out of the blue. In one case it is murder; in the other, it is revenge of a bitter, lingering intensity.' 
Price: 24.50 USD
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61 1596 Kaufman, Pamela Banners of Gold
Hardcover Crown: New York; 1986; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
436 pages; Corners and spine head and tail bumped. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, lightly edgeworn. ; Sequel to Shield of Three Lions. Historical novel of 12 century Europe featuring Richard the Lion Heart, Eleanor of Aquitaine, and fictional character Lady Alix of Wanthwaite.  
Price: 15.00 USD
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Phantom : a novel, KAY, Susan
62 6423 KAY, Susan Phantom : a novel
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Delacorte Press: NY; 1991; 458 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends lightly bumped, small previous owner name on front free endpaper, a few small smudges on page edges. Red dust wrapper with stylized gold mask very lightly rubbed and edgeworn. No price on dust wrapper and circular indentation on back cover indicates this is a book club edition. A very nice copy.; A captivating re-telling of the story of 'The Phantom of the Opera'. "This is the story of Erik, the child born disfigured, destined to become the Phantom of the Opera. It is the story of a quest for the simplest of heart's desires: to be loved. It is a story of power and darkness, of magic and murder, of sensuality, betrayal, and ultimately, the eternal quality of love." Recommended. 
Price: 39.75 USD
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63 795 Kay, Terry To Dance With The White Dog
Hardcover Peachtree Publishers: Atlanta, GA; 1990; First US Edition 178 pages Near Fine in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Unclipped dust wrapper slightly rubbed. A lovely copy. ; Basis for the wonderful 1993 film starring Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy. This novel was inspired by the author's parents and their wonderful relationship.  
Price: 37.50 USD
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64 4814 KAYE, M. M. Trade Wind
Softcover; Mass Market PB Penguin: Harmondsworth, England; c1963, 1981; 631 pages Very Good 
Slightly curved spine lightly creased, covers lightly creased and edgeworn. Page edges yellowed, tiny margin tear on one page repaired with archival tape; interior pages clean, none loose.; By the author of "The Far Pavilions and "Shadow of the Moon." Hero Hollis, the niece of the American consul, comes to the island of Zanzibar in 1859. 
Price: 5.75 USD
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Splendour Falls, The, KEARSLEY, Susanna [Mary Lynne Williamson]
65 4064 KEARSLEY, Susanna [Mary Lynne Williamson] Splendour Falls, The
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Transworld Publishers Ltd.: London; 1995; 380 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Book is slightly cocked, spine ends bumped, previous owner signature and note on front free endpaper. Book is clean and bright. Dust wrapper is lightly edgeworn and rubbed. A nice copy.; Another wonderful novel by this creative writer. It is rather scarce in hardback. "Chinon-chateau of legend, steeped in the history of France and England. It is to Chinon that Emily goes on a long-awaited holiday, to meet her charming but unreliable cousin, Harry. Harry wanted to explore the old town and the castle, where Queen Isabelle, child bride of King John, had withstood the siege of Chinon many centuries ago, and where, according to legend, she hid her casket of jewels. But when Emily arrives at her hotel she finds that Harry has disappeared, and as she tries to find him she becomes involved with some of the other guests and learns of a mystery dating from the German occupation during the Second World War. Another Isabelle, a chambermaid at the hotel, fell in love with a German soldier, with tragic results.Emily becomes increasingly aware of strange tensions, old enmities and new loves; as she explores the city, with its labyrinthine dungeons and tunnels and its ancient secrets, she comes ever closer to the mystery of what happened to both the Isabelles of Chinon's history." Recommended. ; 'I love Kearsley's novels.'- Lyn B. author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DoveGrey and DES email discussion groups. This author also recommended by Anne H. of the AT email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 87.50 USD
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66 302 King, Stephen Tommyknockers, The
Hardcover Putnam: NY; 1987; First US Edition 558 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
"Permissions to come" on copyright page as is required for the true first printing of the first edition. Author's name in red on dust wrapper indicates this is the first printing of the dust wrapper. Book is cocked, spine has vertical crease that does not damage binding. Unclipped black dust wrapper is a bit rubbed. ; Basis for the television mini-series of the same name starring Jimmy Smits and Marg Helgenberger. 
Price: 8.50 USD
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67 1693 Knebel, Fletcher Night of Camp David
Hardcover Harper & Row: New York; 1965; First US Edition Very Good+  
336 pages; Blue cloth binding lightly rubbed, text block edges faintly yellowed; no dust wrapper. ; A political novel of a US president suffering from mental illness.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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Swan Thieves, The, KOSTOVA, Elizabeth
68 6805 KOSTOVA, Elizabeth Swan Thieves, The
Hardcover Little, Brown: NY; 2010; First US Edition 564 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine tail faintly bumped, scratch along bottom text block edge and a few faint smudges; interior pages clean and bright, no binding problems. Unclipped dust wrapper lightly edgeworn, a few smudges on white rear flap. ; "Psychiatrist Andrew Marlow, devoted to his profession and the painting hobby he loves, has a solitary but ordered life. When renowned painter Robert Oliver attacks a canvas in the National Gallery of Art and becomes his patient, Marlow finds that order destroyed. Desperate to understand the secret that torments the genius, he embarks on a journey that leads him into the lives of the women closest to Oliver, a series of centuries old love letters, and a tragedy at the heart of French Impressionism. Kostova's masterful new novel travels from American cities to the coast of Normandy, from the late 19th century to the late 20th, from young love to last love. THE SWAN THIEVES is a story of obsession, history's losses, and the power of art to preserve human hope." - Publisher. Recommended. Oversized book will not fit safely in an Int'l Priority envelope. Cover matches sample image. 
Price: 8.75 USD
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69 369 Krinard, Susan Prince Of Wolves
Softcover; Trade PB Bantam Books: NY; 1994; Uncorrected Proof 456 pages Very Good+ 
Uncorrected page proofs in wraps. Very light edgewear; unread. ; 'Joelle Randall discovers that the guide who is helping her find the site of the plane crash that killed her parents is more than he seems.' 
Price: 5.00 USD
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70 4003 L'ENGLE, Madeleine Severed Wasp, A
Hardcover Farrar Straus Giroux: NY; 1982; First US Edition Very Good- in Very Good- dust wrapper  
388 pages; Spine ends, faded board edges and corners bumped, two corners reveal boards. Page edges lightly smudged, interior pages clean, no binding problems. Unclipped dust wrapper is edgeworn with a few tiny chips and closed tears. Triangular tear at spine head repaired with archival tape, small skinned area on spine near tail. ; The continuing story of Katherine Forrester, a concert pianist. Her story began in 'The Small Rain'.  
Price: 11.75 USD
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71 3987 L'ENGLE, Madeleine Small Rain, The
Softcover; Trade PB Noonday Press: NY; c1945,1991; Reprint Very Good  
371 pages; Sunned and lightly curved spine is creased, light edgewear, page edges have a few smudges; interior pages clean, none loose. ; Katherine Forrester's childhood and young womanhood in New York and France as the daughter of distinguished musical artists. Her story is continued in 'A Severed Wasp'.  
Price: 9.50 USD
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72 1572 Laker, Rosalind Golden Tulip
Hardcover Doubleday: NY; 1991; First US Edition 8vo ; 585 pages Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
One bottom corner bumped, vertical indentation to spine, no binding problems. Previous owner signature scribbled out in ink on front endpaper; dust wrapper, not price cut, has a faintly sunned spine. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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73 4402 LAKER, Rosalind To Dance With Kings
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Doubleday: New York; 1988; Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper  
566 pages; Foredge of pages soiled, spine ends bumped; interior pages clean. Dust wrapper lightly edgeworn with a one inch closed tear at spine head. ; The absorbing story of the Dremont family women, from Louis XIV, the 'Sun King', to the turmoil of the French Revolution. A well done historical novel.  
Price: 9.50 USD
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74 5338 LAKER, Rosalind Tree of Gold
Hardcover; Ex-Library Bantam Books: New York; 1986; First US Edition 350 pages Very Good- in Very Good- dust wrapper  
An ex-library copy with the expected stamps, markings, and pocket. Rear pastedown has a portion of the dust wrapper flap where it was once attached to book, leaving flap chipped. Book is slightly cocked, page edges have some soil, cloth spine ends bumped and split, bottom corners bumped. Unclipped dust wrapper has a sunned spine and light edgewear but no library markings. ; Gabrielle Roche is a young French woman in the early 1800's. Her family owns one of the largest silk cloth design and weaving businesses in Lyons. Her new husband owns a silkworm farm and does not encourage Gabrielle's "unfeminine" interest in everything to do with the silk business. The title refers to the mulberry tree, the only thing silkworms eat.  
Price: 18.75 USD
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75 3414 LAKER, Rosalind Venetian Mask, The
Hardcover Doubleday: New York; 1993; First US Edition Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper  
422 pages; Spine ends lightly bumped, two red smudges on bottom page edges, book is slightly cocked. Interior pages and covers clean and bright. Dust wrapper, not price cut, has a bit of edgewear and rubbing. Inner white flaps faintly yellowed at edges which we have seen before with this edition.; Novel, set in 18th Century Venice, involves three women who became friends as children. The eldest gives up a promising operatic career to marry a Venetian maskmaker, while the other two wed men who are sworn enemies. They lead very different lives as adults but continue to support each other and, literally, save each other's lives.  
Price: 15.75 USD
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