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541 1949 MOORE, John Brensham Village
Hardcover Simon And Schuster: New York; 1948; Very Good in Very Good- dust wrapper  
239 pages; Clean green cloth binding, spine head and tail and corners lightly worn. Dust wrapper is edgeworn, spine and front panel are yellowed and lightly dampstained. ; The second volume in a trilogy of life in the West Country of England. This one focuses on the small village of Brensham near the market town of Elmbury. ; Reviewed in the bulletin of the Angela Thirkell Society.  
Price: 11.00 USD
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542 1368 Morella, Joe and Edward Z. Epstein Forever Lucy : The Life of Lucille Ball
Softcover; Mass Market PB Berkley Books: New York; (1986)1990; Reprint Very Good  
261 pages; Spine creases, some edgewear.  
Price: 5.00 USD
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543 1371 Morella, Joe and Edward Z. Epstein Forever Lucy : The Life of Lucille Ball
Hardcover Lyle Stuart: Secaucus, NJ; 1986; First Edition 267 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine head and tail lightly bumped; dust wrapper not price cut, very lightly edgeworn. A very nice copy indeed. 
Price: 13.00 USD
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544 234 Morris, Mary McGarry Songs In Ordinary Time
Hardcover Viking: NY; 1995; 8vo ; 740 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Two small soil marks text edge block; dust wrapper lightly rubbed and edgeworn. ;An Oprah selection and the basis of television movie of the same name. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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Pilots, Man Your Planes! : The History of Naval Aviation, MORRISON, Wilbur H.
545 6365 MORRISON, Wilbur H. Pilots, Man Your Planes! : The History of Naval Aviation
Hardcover Hellgate Press: Central Point, OR; 1999; First Edition 462 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends faintly bumped, page edges faintly smudged. Dust wrapper faintly edgeworn. A very nice copy indeed. ; 'The history of naval aviation from Kittyhawk to the Gulf War with a mainly American focus. The author describes the contest between land and air-based military arms and how they both developed, along with details about naval air battles in World War II and the lack of preparedness of planes and pilots entering the war.'; This oversized book will not fit safely in an Int'l. Priority Mail envelope. Published at $33.95. 
Price: 13.75 USD
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546 372 Mortman, Doris True Colors
Softcover; Trade PB Crown: NY; 1995; Advance Review Copy Very Good+  
537 pages; Uncorrected Proof in wraps.  
Price: 9.50 USD
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Forgotten Garden, The, MORTON, Kate
547 6932 MORTON, Kate Forgotten Garden, The
Softcover; Trade PB Washington Square Press: NY; c2008, 2010; 552 pages Very Good+ 
Light edgewear, no spine or cover creases. A nice copy.This edition includes a short list of discussion questions.; A four year old girl is found on an Australian wharf in 1913. Unclaimed and unable to remember her name she is adopted and given the name Nell. In 2005, Cassandra attempts to solve the mystery of her grandmother Nell's identity. The search leads her to Cornwall. Recommended.; Image is actual book offered. Published @ $15.00. We also have a very nice early printing hardback with dust wrapper copy of this in stock. Please contact us for condition and price details. 
Price: 8.50 USD
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Julian Grenfell: His Life and the Times of His Death 1888-1915, MOSLEY, Nicholas
548 7216 MOSLEY, Nicholas Julian Grenfell: His Life and the Times of His Death 1888-1915
Softcover Persephone Books: London; c1976, 2014; 411 pages Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine creased, very light edgewear. Unclipped dust wrapper faintly edgeworn. Persephone editions have uniform grey covers and dust wrappers with lovely decorated endpapers and bookmarks unique to each title.; This edition contains a new preface by the author. 'This biography of the First World War poet Julian Grenfell, first published in 1976, is, we believe, one of the best biographies of recent times partly because so much of it is about his mother, the fascinating but maddening Ettie Desborough.' The author (who married Ettie's granddaughter and is a much acclaimed novelist) 'was able to draw on extremely interesting and previously unused family papers.' It brings Edwardian society to life.; 'This is as much a book about motherhood as it is about a young man and the Great War, and it has been a real surprise.'- Lynne H. author of the 'dovegrey reader scribbles' blog reviews this title. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 12.75 USD
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Pale as the Dead, MOUNTAIN, Fiona
549 7072 MOUNTAIN, Fiona Pale as the Dead
Hardcover St. Martin's Minotaur: NY; c2002, 2004; First US Edition 278 pages Very Good+ in Near Fine dust wrapper 
Black remainder dot top textblock edge, tiny mark on fore-edge, very lightly bumped spine ends. Unclipped dust wrapper faintly edgeworn. A nice copy.; The first book in the mystery series featuring genealogist / ancestor detective Natasha Blake. 'Pale as the Dead deals with the mysterious death of Lizzie Siddal, a real and fascinating historical figure whose beauty and tragic life have made her into a legend.' (She was the model for the painting featured on the dust wrapper.) 'Lizzie's death has always been shrouded in mystery. She is perhaps best known for the macabre story that tells of her husband, the Pre-Raphaelite artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti, having her coffin dug up to retrieve some poems he had buried with her. When the coffin was opened, Lizzie was said to be as beautiful as the day she died. Pale as the Dead is the story of how the disappearance of a young girl, Bethany, appears to be linked in some way to Lizzie Siddal. Natasha is hired by the missing girl's lover, Adam, whose own life seems to have plenty of dark shadows. An old diary and a famous graveyard lead Natasha into more danger than she bargains for - some people will do anything to keep a secret.'; Recommended by Norma H. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 14.95 USD
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550 4630 MUGGERIDGE, Malcolm Chronicles of Wasted Time : I : The Green Stick
Hardcover William Morrow & Company: NY; 1973; Third Printing 284 pages Very Good in Good+ dust wrapper 
Page edges pale yellow and a bit soiled, spine ends and corners bumped, board edges a bit soiled; interior pages clean, no binding problems. Unclipped dust wrapper is lightly edgeworn and soiled with a few creases and short closed tears. ; This first volume of autobiography by a former editor of "Punch", as well as a journalist, author, critic, lecturer and television commentator, covers his early life, 1903-1933. "It is superbly funny, impeccably well observed and precise, with portraits of his friends and contemporaries shining like beacons along the way." 
Price: 11.50 USD
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English Village, The, MUIR, Richard
551 6585 MUIR, Richard English Village, The
Hardcover Thames and Hudson: NY; 1980; 208 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Teal green boards, gilt decoration on front cover and spine bright, spine ends and bottom corners very lightly bumped, no binding problems, pages clean and bright. Previous owner embossed circle on front free endpaper and half title page. Dust wrapper very lightly edgeworn and rubbed. A very nice copy.; Using 174 illustrations, 22 in colour, the author explores the history of English villages using old documents, manuscripts, paintings, and photographs. He investigates the history of villages in England and what life in them was like from their early origins, some in the Iron Age, to the present and how they have changed. 
Price: 9.75 USD
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Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World, MYRON, Vicki and Bret Witter
552 6504 MYRON, Vicki and Bret Witter Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
Hardcover Grand Central Publishing: NY; 2008; Seventh Printing 288 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust wrapper 
Spine tail lightly bumped, top rear corner not completely covered by paper, revealing board (a publishering flaw). Unclipped dust wrapper in lovely condition. A very nice copy indeed. ; "How much of an impact can an animal have? How many lives can one cat touch? How is it possible for an abandoned kitten to transform a small library, save a classic American town, and eventually become famous around the world? You can't even begin to answer those questions until you read the charming story of Dewey Readmore Books, the beloved library cat of Spencer, Iowa.

Dewey's story starts in the worst possible way. Only a few weeks old, on the coldest night of the year, he was stuffed into the returned book slot at the Spencer Public Library. He was found the next morning by library director, Vicki Myron, a single mother. Dewey won her heart, and the hearts of the staff, by pulling himself up and hobbling on frostbitten feet to nudge each of them in a gesture of thanks and love. For the next nineteen years, he never stopped charming the people of Spencer with his enthusiasm, warmth, humility, (for a cat) and, above all, his sixth sense about who needed him most." 
Price: 7.50 USD
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Goldenboy, NAVA, Michael
553 7067 NAVA, Michael Goldenboy
Hardcover Alyson Publications: Boston; 1988; Second Printing 215 pages Very Good+ in Near Fine dust wrapper Signed by Author
Signed by Author; First edition published April 1988, this second printing issued July 1988. Cover art by Robert J. Adragna. Signed by author with full name on title page with an additional personal note signed Michael on reverse of front free endpaper. Red remainder mark bottom textblock edge, spine tail faintly bumped. Unclipped dust wrapper faintly edgeworn. A lovely copy indeed.; Winner of the 1988 Lambda Rising Award for Best Gay Mystery. In the second novel of the series, gay California defense attorney Henry Rios is determined to find out who killed the co-worker that threated to expose Jim Pears as homosexual. Someone is trying very hard to ensure all the evidence points to Jim Pears but the pieces of the puzzle don't seem to fit. At the time of publication the author worked as an attorney in Los Angeles. He has also worked on the staff of the California Supreme Court.; "An effective, affecting blend of detection and gay romance."-Booklist Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 26.50 USD
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Hidden Law, The, NAVA, Michael
554 7069 NAVA, Michael Hidden Law, The
Hardcover Harpercollins: NY; 1992; First Edition 193 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Signed by author with full name on title page with an additional brief note signed MN on the "Also by Michael Nava" page . Spine ends and bottom corners faintly bumped. Unclipped dust wrapper faintly rubbed and edgeworn. A very nice copy.; In the fourth novel of the series, gay Chicano attorney Henry Rios searches 'Los Angeles's underside for a powerful politician's murderer'. At the time of publication the author worked as an attorney in the Los Angeles Court of Appeals. He has also worked on the staff of the California Supreme Court.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 29.50 USD
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How Town, NAVA, Michael
555 7068 NAVA, Michael How Town
Hardcover Harper & Row: NY; 1990; Second Printing 244 pages Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Dust wrapper art by Michael Sabanosh. Signed by author with full name on title page with an additional personal note signed Michael on "Also by Michael Nava" page. Black marker used for this has bled through to reverse of both pages and left smudges on both pages. Black stain also on front cover of book and corresponding area on inside of dw. Spine tail faintly bumped. Unclipped dust wrapper lightly edgeworn and rubbed.; Winner of the Lambda Rising Best Mystery Award. In the third novel of the series, gay California attorney Henry Rios 'tries to clear a client falsely accused of the murder of a child pornographer and finds a secret buried for fifteen years and a man who has already killed to keep it hidden.' The author worked as an attorney in Los Angeles and on the staff of the California Supreme Court.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 24.50 USD
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556 3993 NEELS, Betty Girl with Green Eyes, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB Harlequin Press: NY; 1991; First Edition Thus Very Good+  
189 pages; No spine or cover creases, very light edgewear and rubbing. A nice copy. Harlequin Romance #3105; 'Unlike her two sisters, Lucy was happier at home if only she could find Mr. Right to share it with! But when she had almost given up her search for such a man, the eminent pediatrician William Thurloe came into her life. Attractive and dynamic, he was the answer to her dreams. But why would he be interested in her when the glamorous Fiona made it clear she was also available?'; Recommended by Lenore D. and her mother.  
Price: 4.50 USD
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557 3063 NESBIT, E. Phoenix and the Carpet
Softcover; Mass Market PB Watermill Press: Mahwah, NJ; 1988; Very Good  
219 pages; Faint spine and cover creases and very light edgewear. Clean pages a bit browned, not brittle or loose. ; The delightful sequel to Five Children and It and basis for the fim and mini-series of the same name. Of course, the carpet in the title is a magic carpet that takes the children on many exciting adventures.  
Price: 4.75 USD
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558 451 Neumann, Alfred Guerra
Hardcover Alfred A Knopf: NY; 1930; 332 pages Good 
Binding is good and tight, covers edgeworn, corners bumped revealing boards, spine sunned. No dust wrapper. A reading copy.; Sequel to "The Rebels". Translated from the German by Huntley Paterson.  
Price: 8.00 USD
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559 245 Neville, Katherine Calculated Risk
Hardcover Ballantine: NY; 1992; First US Edition 8vo ; 403 pages Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper 
Black dust wrapper, not price clipped, lightly rubbed. A nice copy. ; Neville is the ex-vice president of a bank and author of 'The Eight'. Verity Banks, the senior woman executive at the Bank of the World decides to rob her own bank in this tale of financial intrigue.  
Price: 10.50 USD
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560 417 Newman, Mabel Out Of My Heart
Hardcover Self Published: Oakland City, IN; 1947; 52 pages Very Good- Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Blue cloth boards soiled on back, spine and corners bumped; Inscribed by the author.  
Price: 8.00 USD
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Gift of a Home, The, NICHOLS, Beverley
561 7191 NICHOLS, Beverley Gift of a Home, The
Hardcover Dodd, Mead & Co: NY; 1973; First US Edition 8vo ; 395 pages Illustrated by William McLaren; B&W Illustrations: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends faintly bumped and faded, one top corner faintly bumped. Pages faintly age browned but clean. Unclipped dust wrapper has very lightly sunned spine and faint edgewear. A very nice copy indeed. ; This is a condensed version of the Merry Hall trilogy containing "Merry Hall", Laughter on the Stairs" and "Sunlight on the Lawn". They are Nichols' hilarious (but catty and often insulting to women) accounts of his tribulations in refurbishing a gracious, but run-down, Georgian house and garden.

"In the best tradition of P.G. Wodehouse and E.F. Benson, the author transforms the large and small happenings of a sleepy British village and country estate into mock high drama. Whether one is most interested in gardens, chandeliers, ghosts, cats, or bird song," his books are packed with endlessly quotable observations. As works of 'fictional' nonfiction, these are among the author's finest -and funniest - books.; This author recommended by Alison H. of the DES email discussion group, Kristi J. of the ATS, AT and DES email discussion groups and Patricia R. of the ATS and AT email discussion group. This first title in this omnibus is recommended and reviewed by Claire author of 'The Captive Reader' blog.Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 23.75 USD

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562 2023 NICHOLS, Beverley Sunlight on the Lawn
Hardcover Timber Press: Portland OR; c1956,1999; Illustrated by William McLaren: Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper  
B&W Illustrations; 8vo ; 264 pages; Book looks unread, lovely condition.; The third volume of the Merry Hall trilogy. The renovation of Merry Hall and its garden is complete. This new edition has a forward by Bryan Connon, Nichols's biographer and a bibliography of all of Nichols's works. ' ; Recommended by Alison H. of the DES email discussion group and Kristi J. of the ATS, AT and DES email discussion groups.  
Price: 25.00 USD
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563 1376 Nicolson, Nigel Portrait of a Marriage: V. Sackville-West & Harold Nicolson
Softcover; Trade PB Atheneum: New York; (1973)1980; Book Club Edition Very Good  
B&W Photographs; 249 pages; No spine creases, cover corners slightly curled, light edgewear. ; Using letters and diaries the author gives us an account of his parents' unconventional and ultimately successful marriage. The first section of the book is Sackville-West's memoir of her passionate affair with Violet Keppel Trefusis. Recommended.  
Price: 8.00 USD
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564 2996 NIGHTINGALE, Florence, Martha Vicinus and Bea Nergaard, ed. Ever Yours, Florence Nightingale: Selected Letters
Hardcover Harvard University Press: Cambridge, MA; 1990; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
461 pages; Burgundy cloth boards clean and bright, bumped spine ends; book looks unread. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, faintly rubbed and edgeworn with one short closed tear. A very nice copy. ; 'For many, Florence Nightingale is the most famous woman of her day, second only perhaps to Queen Victoria. Celebrated and beloved by the public and her friends, considered an irritant by politicians and bureaucrats, the great reformer remains a figure of considerable controversy. In this full 'life in letters' we see her at first hand. Martha Vicinus and Bea Nergaard weave together a narrative account and a selection of her letters in such a way as to create--in Nightingale's own words--a fascinating portrayal of the woman, her career, and her concerns.'  
Price: 22.50 USD
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565 883 NUTTING, Wallace Ireland Beautiful
Hardcover Bonanza: New York; c1925, 1970s; First Edition Thus Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
B&W Illustrations; 302 pages; Originally published in 1925, this edition has no date. Spine ends lightly bumped, dust wrapper lightly rubbed and edgeworn. A very nice copy. ; Illustrated by the author with 304 photographs that he took while traveling through all the counties in Ireland. From the dust wrapper 'This volume pretends to no place as a guide book, nor is its text intended as a serious effort to cover with precision or fullness any part of Ireland. It is merely a record of impressions of beauty or quaintness observed in a land which for romance and pathos, strange history and legend, for witching grace and mystery, is probably unsurpassed. '  
Price: 18.00 USD
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