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561 451 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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562 245 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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563 417 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
564 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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565 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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566 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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567 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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568 883 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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569 3676 NYE, Robert Late Mr. Shakespeare, The : a Novel
Hardcover; Ex-Lib Arcade Publishing: NY; c1998,1999; Second Printing Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
400 pages; A very clean ex-library book with usual stamps and markings. Spine ends bumped, small dent in top edge, perhaps from being knocked on a table edge, reveals boards. Dust wrapper, unclipped, has no library markings and light edgewear.; A humorous fictional biography of William Shakespeare filled with scholarly details. It is narrated by Robert Reynolds, now an old man in Restoration London, fifty years after the death of Shakespeare. Pickleherring, as he was also known, was one of the original members of Shakespeare's acting troupe. As a young boy actor he played the greatest female roles, from Cleopatra through Portia. ; Recommened by Sir Alec Guinness.  
Price: 10.75 USD
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570 4511 O'BRIAN, Patrick Golden Ocean, The [Large Print]
Hardcover; Ex-Lib Chivers Press: Bath; c1956,1997; Large Print Edition 472 pages Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Ex-library book with usual stamps and markings but in nice condition with clean pages and covers. Spine ends and top corners slightly bumped, book very slightly cocked. Dust wrapper, with no library markings, is lightly edgeworn and rubbed.; This is a large print book. It is not part of the Aubrey and Maturin adventure series. In this first historical sea novel by O'Brian, 'lifelong friends Peter and Sean leave Ireland as midshipmen with Commodore Anson's excursion to circumnavigate the Earth in 1740.' 'Shipboard life rings true, the story never flags and humor and adventures (mis-adventures?) abound.' O'Brian says he wrote the book in about six weeks, "laughing most of the time," and readers will believe him. 
Price: 14.75 USD
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571 4356 O'BRIAN, Patrick Master and Commander
Softcover; Trade PB Harpercollins: London; c1970,1996; Reprint 416 pages B&W Illustrations: Very Good 
A bit of edgewear with a tiny tear repaired with tape by previous owner, a few light cover creases, page edges yellowed. No spine creases, interior pages clean. This is part of the original HarperCollins series, it does not have the film tie-in cover. ; This edition contains a short essay by Alan Judd. The first volume of the Aubrey and Maturin adventure series set during the Napoleonic wars. We meet Captain Jack Aubrey, RN, and his friend Stephen Maturin, ship's surgeon and intelligence agent. Basis for movie of the same name starring Russell Crowe.; Recommended by Peggy R. of the ATS and AT email discussion group. 
Price: 8.75 USD
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572 1583 O'Dell, Scott Island of the Blue Dolphins
Softcover; Trade PB Dell Yearling Books: New York; (1960) 1987; Very Good  
184 pages; Edgeworn and rubbed, no spine creases. ; The story of Karana, an Indian girl that lived alone for years on the Island of the Blue Dolphins. This is a fictional retelling of an actual 19th century event. A Newbery Award winner; highly recommended.  
Price: 4.50 USD
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Almost There : The Onward Journey of a Dublin Woman, O'FAOLAIN, Nuala
573 6419 O'FAOLAIN, Nuala Almost There : The Onward Journey of a Dublin Woman
Hardcover; Ex-Library Riverhead Books: NY; 2003; First US Edition 275 pages Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
A nice ex-library copy with usual stamps and markings. Skinned areas on front and rear boards where dust wrapper was once attached to book. Unclipped dust wrapper, faintly edgeworn, has no library markings.; The author's life changed after the publication of her first memoir, 'Are You Somebody?' This memoir "begins her story from the moment her life began to change in all manner of ways-subtle, radical, predictable, and unforeseen. It is a provocative meditation on the 'crucible of middle age'-a time of life that forges the shape of the years to come, that clarifies and solidifies one's relationships to friends and lovers (past and present), family and self. It is also a story of good fortune chasing out bad-of an accidental harvest of happiness.

'Almost There', like its predecessor, is a crystalline reflection of a singular character, utterly engaged in life. Intelligent, thoughtful, hilarious, fierce, moving, generous, and most of all, full of surprises." 
Price: 6.25 USD

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574 4595 O'FAOLAIN, Nuala My Dream of You
Hardcover; Ex-Library Riverhead Books: NY; 2001; First US Edition Very Good- in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
500 pages; Ex-library book with usual stamps and markings, front free endpaper removed, spine ends and corners lightly bumped, page edges have a few smudes along with library stamp. Skinned areas on pastedowns where dust wrapper protector was once glued to book; interior pages clean, no binding problems. Unclipped dust wrapper with no library markings has light edgewear and rubbing and a tiny closed tear top rear panel. ; The first novel by the author of the memoir 'Are you Somebody?' tells the story of Kathleen de Burca, an Irish travel writer living in London, who returns to Ireland after an absence of 30 years. She returns to 'investigate a true story about a relationship so passionate that it burned its way across the barriers of class and culture a scandalous affair between the wife of an English landlord and an Irish servant during the devastation of Ireland's potato famine. While back in Ireland, she meets a lover of her own who presents her with a choice that promises to alter the course of her life. As she moves toward her decision, she calls on the strengths of her identity as a woman, an Irish woman, and a woman who is no longer young. Meanwhile, she brings the story of the long-ago lovers to a denouement as tender as it is tragic. This novel explores the extremes of passion, the depths of loneliness, and the resilience of the human heart.'  
Price: 9.75 USD
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575 4684 O'FAOLAIN, Nuala My Dream of You
Softcover; Trade PB Riverhead Books: NY; c2001, 2002; First Paperback Edition Very Good-  
529 pages; Signed by Author; Signed by the author on the title page. Spine and cover creases, light edgewear and rubbing, a few smudges on page edges; interior page clean, none loose. ; The first novel by the author of the memoir 'Are you Somebody?' tells the story of Kathleen de Burca, an Irish travel writer living in London, who returns to Ireland after an absence of 30 years. She returns to 'investigate a true story about a relationship so passionate that it burned its way across the barriers of class and culture a scandalous affair between the wife of an English landlord and an Irish servant during the devastation of Ireland's potato famine. While back in Ireland, she meets a lover of her own who presents her with a choice that promises to alter the course of her life. As she moves toward her decision, she calls on the strengths of her identity as a woman, an Irish woman, and a woman who is no longer young. Meanwhile, she brings the story of the long-ago lovers to a denouement as tender as it is tragic. This novel explores the extremes of passion, the depths of loneliness, and the resilience of the human heart.' An engrossing and complex read.  
Price: 9.50 USD
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Phoebe Junior, OLIPHANT, Mrs. [Margaret]
576 7183 OLIPHANT, Mrs. [Margaret] Phoebe Junior
Softcover; Trade PB Penguin: NY; c1876, 1989; 341 pages Very Good 
Horizontal tear at faintly creased spine does not damage binding, covers creased and a bit edgeworn. Page edges pale yellow as often seen in Virago editions; interior pages clean, none loose. This edition has an introduction by Penelope Fitzgerald.; Our last visit to Carlingford. They are "wonderful comedies of Victorian provincial society."; This series highly recommended by the blogger 'Desperate Reader'. This author also recommended by Virginia G. of the AT email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 13.50 USD
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Salem Chapel, OLIPHANT, Mrs. [Margaret]
577 7113 OLIPHANT, Mrs. [Margaret] Salem Chapel
Softcover; Trade PB Penguin: NY; c1863, 1986; 461 pages Very Good- 
Spine lightly creased, covers creased and a bit edgeworn. Pages yellowed as often seen in Virago editions, edges a bit darker and soiled, bottom edges wavy; interior pages clean, none loose. This edition has an introduction by Penelope Fitzgerald.; The second volume in the 'Chronicles of Carlingford'. They are "wonderful comedies of Victorian provincial society."; This series highly recommended by the blogger 'Desperate Reader'. This author also recommended by Virginia G. of the AT email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 9.95 USD
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The Rector and The Doctor's Wife, OLIPHANT, Mrs. [Margaret]
578 7093 OLIPHANT, Mrs. [Margaret] The Rector and The Doctor's Wife
Softcover; Trade PB Penguin: NY; c1863, 1986; 192 pages Very Good 
Spine faintly creased, covers a bit edgeworn. Page edges yellowed as seen often in Virago editions; pages clean, none loose. This edition has an introduction by Penelope Fitzgerald.; This first volume in the "Chronicles of Carlingford' are a short story and novella. They introduce us (as well as the new rector and a new doctor) to the small town of Carlingford. The 'Chronicles of Carlingford' are "wonderful comedies of Victorian provincial society."; ' "The Rector" and "The Doctor's Family" can be compared with [Trollope's] "The Warden" & "Barsetshire Towers" in the way they set up the themes [of Church and society] & characters of the whole series.'-Lyn B.This title reviewed and recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. This author also recommended by Virginia G. of the AT email discussion group and by the blogger 'Desperate Reader'. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 11.50 USD
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579 919 OLIVIER, Laurence Confessions of an Actor : An Autobiography
Hardcover Simon & Schuster: New York; 1982; First US Edition Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
348 pages; Bottom corners badly bumped with boards showing, three gift inscriptions on front free endpaper, text block edges very lightly soiled, no remainder mark. Dust wrapper, price clipped, is lightly edgeworn. ; The frank and rather startling autobiography of one of the foremost actors of his day, including details of his love affair and marriage to Vivien Leigh.  
Price: 7.50 USD
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580 2769 ONDAATJE, Christopher Journey to the Source of the Nile: An Extraordinary Quest to Solve the Riddle of the World's Longest River
Hardcover Harpercollins: NY; 1998; First US Edition 384 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped, book is very slightly cocked, one small soil spot on rear board; interior pages clean and bright. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, is rubbed and lightly edgeworn. ; The author has long been fascinated with the British-born explorers who from 1856 to 1887 tried to locate the source of the Nile river. In 1996 he 'followed the Victorian explorers' routes to see for himself what they had seen. He offers insights into the lives and characters of the explorers Richard Francis Burton, John Hanning Speke, James Augustus Grant, Samuel and Florence Baker, David Livingstone, and Henry Morton Stanley -and evaluates their observations and conclusions in the light of modern scientific knowledge.' Profusely illustrated with colour photographs, maps, and drawings.  
Price: 14.75 USD
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581 3547 ONDAATJE, Michael English Patient, The
Hardcover Alfred A. Knopf: NY; 1992; Third Printing 307 pages Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends and bottom corners bumped, previous owner's signature on front pastedown, her circular imprint on second endpaper and written in red ink on the half title page 'Winner of the Booker Award 1992'. Dust wrapper, unclipped, has very light edgewear and rubbing. Gold circular "Winner of the Booker Prize" sticker placed on front panel. ; Winner of the Booker Prize and basis for the movie of the same name, this enigmatic novel tells the story of four people and their World War II experiences. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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Glasgow : A City at War , OSBORNE, Brian D. and Ronald Armstrong
582 5654 OSBORNE, Brian D. and Ronald Armstrong Glasgow : A City at War
Hardcover Birlinn: Edinburgh; 2003; First British Edition 208 pages B&W Illustrations: New in As New dust wrapper  
A lovely new book, dust wrapper has faint edgewear.; Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. An 'exploration of the impact of the First and Second World Wars on the city of Glasgow, its people and its industries. Topics include the role of Volunteer Defence Forces and the Home Guard, changing patterns of employment--especially for women--and the fear and devastation caused by air raids.'; Published @ 20.00  
Price: 24.50 USD
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583 478 Ozment, Steven Burgermeister's Daughter : Scandal In A Sixteenth Century German Town
Hardcover St Martin's Press: NY; 1996; First US Edition 8vo ; 227 pages Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper 
Dust wrapper shows wear on the top edge and is faintly rubbed. ; 'The tragic yet uplifting story of Anna Buschler, whose rebellion against the constricting mores of her times is reconstructed in this vivid social portrait of Germany at the end of the Middle Ages.'  
Price: 14.00 USD
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Body in the Belfry, The, PAGE, Katherine Hall
584 3108 PAGE, Katherine Hall Body in the Belfry, The
Hardcover St Martin's Press: NY; 1990; Second Printing 244 pages Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper 
Previous owner's name and inscription on front pastedown, spine ends lightly bumped. Page edges just beginning to yellow; interior pages clean and bright, no binding problems. Unclipped dust wrapper has very light edgewear and two tiny (quarter inch) closed tears. A nice copy. ; The author's first novel and the first book in the Faith Sibley Fairchild series.; We believe the author is still a member of the Angela Thirkell Society. 
Price: 34.75 USD
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Body in the Kelp, The, PAGE, Katherine Hall
585 6356 PAGE, Katherine Hall Body in the Kelp, The
Hardcover St Martins Pr: NY; 1991; First US Edition 212 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped, spine and top edge sunned, previous owner name and date on front pastedown, pages pale yellow, edges have a few smudges; interior pages clean. Unclipped dust wrapper edgeworn with a sunned spine and a few very short closed tears. ; The second book in the Faith Sibley Fairchild series features murder on the coast of Maine. ; We believe the author is still a member of the Angela Thirkell Society. 'Faith Fairchild spends an August vacation on Sanpere Island, Maine, with her two-year-old son while her minister husband goes on a religious retreat. At an auction, Faith buys a quilt made by recently deceased Matilda Prescott, who bequeathed her Victorian mansion to two off-islanders, much to the distress of locals who believe rumors that a treasure of gold is hidden there.' Dust wrapper matches sample image. 
Price: 19.75 USD
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