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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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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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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 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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109 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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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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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 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. 
Price: 11.50 USD
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113 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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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.  
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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 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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118 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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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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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." 
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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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126 263 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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127 626 CARR, Caleb Alienist
Hardcover Random House: New York; 1994; Second Printing 496 pages Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends lightly bumped; dust wrapper, not price clipped, a bit edgeworn.; Set in turn-of-the century New York, an atmospheric novel wherein a team of amateur detectives track down a serial killer of boy prostitutes. Theodore Roosevelt makes a cameo appearance as himself! The title refers to the emerging profession of psychiatry and psychoanalysis, as in those days, they treated patients who were considered "alien" to normal society. Great period detail. The ultimate confrontation is masterful!  
Price: 12.50 USD
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128 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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129 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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130 480 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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131 326 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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132 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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133 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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134 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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135 801 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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136 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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137 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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138 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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139 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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140 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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141 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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142 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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143 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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144 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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145 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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146 262 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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147 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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148 7224 CLARKE, Susanna Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
Softcover; Trade PB Bloomsbury: NY; 2004; First Paperback Edition 846 pages Illustrated by Portia Rosenberg; B&W Illustrations: Very Good+ 
Spine tail bumped, faint edgewear, page edges pale tan; no spine or cover creases. A nice copy. 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. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 9.75 USD
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149 7297 CLAVERING, Molly From the Border Hills
Hardcover Thomas Nelson & Sons: Edinburgh; 1953; First Edition 275 pages B&W Photographs: Good 
Good- condition. Green cloth binding very worn (but not to boards) and lightly soiled. Pages age yellowed, edges are foxed; interior pages clean, none loose. Endpapers decorated with a nicely detailed map showing the area between Moffat and Selkirk. No dust wrapper. ; The author of 'Near Neighbors' and 'Mrs. Lorimer's Family' amongst other novels, lived in Moffat, Scotland, as did her good friend D.E. Stevenson. She describes her walks in the beautiful area surrounding Moffat. From the descriptions in some of DES's books we can easily believe that DES also enjoyed these walks (although there is no mention of DES in the book). Included are black and white photographs of the lovely border hills of Scotland. A wonderful book for armchair travellers or for DE Stevenson readers who want to get a feel for the area where DES lived and worked for so many years.; Recommended by several members of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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150 7150 CLAVERING, Molly Near Neighbours
Softcover; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; c1956, 2015; 242 pages New 
A new book; now out-of-print. ; 'In Number Six Kirkaldy Crescent lives Mrs Lenox and her five children (all in their late teens or early twenties). Number Four, the house next door, is occupied by Miss Dorothea Balfour, a gentle and unassuming spinster who was constantly surprised to find "how astonishingly nice and good people were when you knew them....What she did not know and would not have believed was that the people who knew her could not help living up to her belief in their good qualities." It seemed only natural that a warm relationship should develop between the occupants of the two houses. This is a charming story of the friendship which blossoms between people who are so outwardly different and of the happiness it bring to both households.'

From the 1956 dust wrapper: "Molly Clavering was born in Glasgow, but lived in the country from a very early age. After six years service with the WRNS, she settled in Moffat, Dumfries, where she is now the only woman member of the Town Council.

Her chief interests are anything to do with the countryside and country life, history, folk-lore, Scottish Border traditions and country dancing- and an unclipped black poodle." (Her first poodle was given to her by her friend and neighbor D.E. Stevenson.) We also know she was active in Girl Guides as was DES. A relative of Molly Clavering believes she based Kirkaldy Crescent on Raeburn Place in Edinburgh. The dust wrapper illustration from the 1956 edition reminds us of Eglinton Crescent in Edinburgh's New Town where DE Stevenson once lived. Highly recommended.; 'One of my favorite books. There is something so satisfying about these characters and their stories.' 'Near Neighbors is a book that touches my heart, for some reason, as much as DES, which is my highest praise.'- Kristi J. of the AT and DES email discussion groups. 'a lovely book'- Geraldine H. of the DES email discussion list. ' a lovely book. It is one I will read again and again. I highly recommend it too. - Julie B. of the DES email discussion group. This title reviewed and recommended by Scott, owner of the blog "Furrowed Middlebrow" who provided biographical information about the author for this edition. Image is one of actual copies on offer. 
Price: 22.50 USD

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151 1441 Cleary, F. E. Flowering City : Silver Jubilee Edition
Hardcover The Carlos Press: London; (1969)1977; First Edition Thus Very Good in Very Good- dust wrapper  
4to; 67 pages; Spine head and tail and corners bumped, book is cocked. White dust wrapper has several closed tears, a few creases and lightly yellowed edges. ; "This is a story of the gardens, trees, flowers and open spaces of the City of London." Large coffee table sized book is profusely illustrated with black & white and colour photographs that show the efforts made by businesses and volunteers to "make the City of London one of the most colourful and attractive business centres in the world. "  
Price: 12.50 USD
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152 357 Cochran, Jacqueline and Maryann Bucknum Brinley Jackie Cochran : Autobiography of the Greatest Woman Pilot In Aviation History
Hardcover Bantam Press: NY; 1987; First US Edition Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper  
358 pages; Water stain bottom edge of spine and covers of dw does not show on book, dw rubbed  
Price: 18.00 USD
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153 3010 COLEGATE, Isabel Shooting Party
Hardcover Viking Press: NY; 1981; Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper  
195 pages; Previous owner's circular blind stamp on free endpaper. Spine ends and bottom corners bumped, vertical crease on spine that does not damage binding. No binding problems, pages clean and bright. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, lightly rubbed and edgeworn. ; Basis for movie of the same name. Set in 1913 on the eve of the Great War. Sir Randolph Nettleby, owner of an estate in Oxfordshire invites a wide array of guests for the biggest shoot of the season.  
Price: 12.00 USD
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154 6358 COLFER, Eoin Artemis Fowl
Hardcover Talk Miramax Books: NY; 2001; First US Edition; First Printing 277 pages Very Good- in Very Good dust wrapper 
Black paper covered boards stamped with silver Gnommish script on front and sliver text on spine. Spine ends and corners bumped and worn, revealing boards. Previous owner notes on front pastedown and rear free endpaper; interior pages clean and bright. Bronze metallic unclipped dust wrapper lightly edgeworn, rear panel scored as if book was once used as writing desk.; When twelve-year-old genius and criminal mastermind, Artemis Fowl, tries to restore his family fortune by capturing Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back with magic and technology. The first book in the Artemis Fowl series; author is an Irish ex-elementary school teacher.; "Colfer's anti-hero, techno fantasy is cleverly written and filled to the brim with action, suspense and humor." -School Library Journal Recommended by Geraldine H. of the DES email discussion group.; Artemis Fowl, Book 1 
Price: 13.75 USD
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155 5140 COLLIS, John Stewart The Carlyles : A Biography of Thomas and Jane Carlyle
Hardcover Dodd, Mead & Co: NY; c1971, 1973; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
B&W Photographs; 186 pages; A very nice copy. Pages pale yellow, edges have a few smudges. Unclipped dust wrapper has light edgewear and rubbing, and a crease on front flap.; This biography puts Thomas 'Carlyle's complex character in the context of his all-important relationship with Jane' Carlyle (nee Welsh). ;  
Price: 14.00 USD
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156 1193 Connell, Evan S. Mr. Bridge
Softcover; Trade PB North Point Press: San Francisco, CA; 1969;1990?; Reprint 367 pages Near Fine 
Very faint scoring, no spine creases; a lovely copy. ; Pictorial cover with one of the stars of the Merchant Ivory film, Paul Newman.  
Price: 8.00 USD
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157 1194 Connell, Evan S. Mrs. Bridge
Softcover; Trade PB North Point Press: San Francisco, CA; (1959)1990?; Reprint 246 pages Near Fine 
Very faint scoring, no spine creases; a lovely copy. ; Pictorial cover with one of the stars of the Merchant Ivory film, Joanne Woodward.  
Price: 8.00 USD
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158 6289 COOK, William (Editor) Goodbye Again : The Definitive Peter Cook and Dudley Moore
Hardcover Century: London; 2004; First British Edition 389 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped, a few smudges on page edges. Unclipped dust wrapper has very light edgewear. A very nice copy.; 'Peter Cook and Dudley Moore are still commonly regarded as the greatest comic double act that Great Britain has ever produced. Today it's impossible to imagine modern sketch shows without them. If you're a fan of Monty Python, The Comic Strip or The Fast Show, then you're a fan of Cook and Moore. This collection of their works is a comprehensive compilation of the finest sketches that Cook and Moore ever wrote together - from the beginning of their partnership, in the groundbreaking stage show, Beyond The Fringe, to the notorious taboo busting Derek and Clive LPs that captured the spirit of punk rock, and inspired the scatological anarchy of Alternative Comedy. Featuring transcripts of one night stands long since almost forgotten, such as their Royal Variety performance, as well as a wealth of virtually unknown material, including previously unpublished scripts for "Not Only But Also", "Goodbye Again" promises to be a revelation, even for Cook and Moore's most informed fans. As well as illuminating their work, this book also promises to shed light on their intimate yet turbulent relationship.' 
Price: 12.50 USD
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159 1643 COOKSON, Catherine Year of the Virgins
Hardcover Simon & Schuster: New York; 1993; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
270 pages; Top edge faintly soiled, bottom edge has a remainder mark. Dust wrapper, not price cut, as a half inch closed tear at spine foot and is lightly edgeworn.; A novel set in 1960"s Northern England of a marriage that has become in name and appearance only and the wedding of a member of the next generation.  
Price: 13.50 USD
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160 1892 Cookson, Catherine Cinder Path
Softcover; Mass Market PB Corgi Books: London; (1978)1994; Reprint Very Good+  
340 pages; Book looks unread; top edge faintly yellowed. ; The story of Charlie MacFell takes " the reader from the rural Northumberland of Edwardian times into the holocaust of the Western Front in the First World War".  
Price: 7.50 USD
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161 2171 COOKSON, Catherine Rag Nymph
Softcover; Mass Market PB Corgi Books: Canada; c1991,1992; First Paperback Edition Very Good+  
427 pages; A new book with light edge and cover wear.; This historical novel set in Victorian England is the basis for the British mini-series of the same name.  
Price: 6.25 USD
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162 6448 COOKSON, Catherine Kate Hannigan: A Novel
Hardcover Simon & Schuster: c1950,2003; First US Edition 306 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped, unclipped dust wrapper has faint edgewear and rubbing. A lovely copy; looks unread. ; Cookson's very first novel, originally published in the UK in 1950, has autobiographical elements. Now available in the United States, it remains a timeless tribute to romantic love. 'Catherine Cookson has spun the unforgettable tale of a wealthy man caught in a loveless marriage, a young woman trapped in the slums, and their defiance of the mores of Edwardian society.' 
Price: 8.50 USD
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163 7295 COOPER, Duff Operation Heartbreak
Softcover Persephone Books: London; c1950, 2004; First Edition Thus; First Printing 160 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Dust wrapper faintly edgeworn; a very nice copy. Persephone editions have uniform grey covers and dust wrappers with lovely decorated endpapers and bookmarks unique to each title. This title has been reprinted by Persephone, this is a copy from the 1st printing in 2004.; Afterword by Max Arthur. One of the great deceptions of World War II took place in April 1943 when a body wearing a Royal Marines uniform was found off the coast of Fascist Spain. With him was a courier's briefcase containing documents indicating that the Allies were about to invade Europe through Greece—a gambit dubbed "Operation Mincemeat" that the Nazis swallowed whole—while the real Allied objective was Sicily. Officially shrouded in secrecy, the story became the basis for this novel published in 1950 against the wishes of the British government. The film "The Man Who Never Was" was also based on this true incident.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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164 7126 COOPER, Gwen Love Saves the Day
Hardcover Bantam Books: NY; 2013; First US Edition 317 pages Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Printing flaw in front pastedown resulted in a creased and chipped front pastedown, an extra free endpaper, and tiny tears to the top edges of the first three pages. Spine ends very lightly bumped, a few page corners lightly creased; pages clean and bright. Unclipped dust wrapper very lightly edgeworn. ; From the author of the memoir 'Homer's Odyssey' this novel of a mother and daughter and the cat that unites them is humourous, touching, and filled with insight on cat behaviour. This makes sense as a good portion of this novel, set in New York, is told from Prudence's observant (and sometimes cranky) 'catly' point of view.; 'Poignant, insightful, and laugh-out-loud funny, "Love Saves the Day" is a story of hope, healing, and how the love of an animal can make all of us better humans.' Image is actual copy on offer. Published @ $26.00. 
Price: 10.95 USD
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165 1367 COREY, Melinda and George Ochoa Encyclopedia of the Victorian World : a Reader's Companion to the People, Places, Events, and Everyday Life of the Victorian Era
Hardcover Henry Holt: New York; 1996; First Edition 519 pages B&W Illustrations: Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
A nice copy. Remainder mark on top edge, spine ends lightly bumped, smudge on bottom page edges, publishing flaws resulted in bubbling or lifting on front and rear pastedowns. Unclipped dust wrapper is slightly edgeworn and rubbed. Oversized book will require additional postage if shipped internationally. ; An informative but informal reference tool, 'this book examines both the facts of each subject and their impact on Victorian society.' Recommended.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 28.50 USD
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166 6411 CORNWELL, Bernard Sharpe's Fury: Richard Sharpe & the Battle of Barrosa, March 1811
Hardcover; Ex-Library HarperCollins: NY; 2006; Second Printing 337 pages Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Ex-library book with usual stamps and markings, spine ends bumped, page edges pale yellow. Unclipped dustwrapper, faintly edgeworn, tiny skinned area on spine; no library markings.; The twenty-first novel in the series featuring Richard Sharpe is based on the real events of the winter of 1811. 
Price: 8.50 USD
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167 2187 CORNWELL, Patricia All That Remains
Hardcover Charles Scribner's Sons: New York; 1992; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
373 pages; Spine ends bumped and lightly worn. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, very rubbed, lightly edgeworn and creased. ; Third in the popular Kay Scarpetta series. Once again, Kay takes on more than her job as a medical examiner, as she tracks down a serial killer - he attacks couples in cars. Excellent local color - even for those of us that are non-Virginians!  
Price: 14.75 USD
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168 7071 CRANE, Nicholas Great British Journeys
Hardcover Weidenfeld & Nicholson: London; 2007; First British Edition 254 pages Near Fine in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends very lightly bumped. Unclipped dust wrapper faintly edgeworn. A very nice copy of a lovely book.; The companion to the BBC series, the author follows the footsteps of eight early and legendary explorers of Britain. From Gerald of Wales' recruitment drive for the Crusades in the 12th century, the 1698 attempt by 20 year old Celia Fiennes to be the first to visit all the counties of England, to H.V. Morton's adventures of 1927, this book wonderfully weaves together history with contemporary travel in a unique experience. Beautifully illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, drawings, and maps.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 13.95 USD
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169 5868 CREATON, Heather, ed. Victorian Diaries : The Daily Lives of Victorian Men and Women
Hardcover Mitchell Beazley: London; 2001; Very Good+  
Monochrome; 144 pages; A new book with faint wear to corners. Pictorial cover, no dust wrapper as issued.; 'A fascinating collection of entries and photographs, offering us an insight into the society and world of ordinary Victorian men and women. Witness medical treatments through a patient's entries; a clergyman's dilemmas as charitable provider for the poor; a schoolboy's emotions on moving towns and schools; a couple's grief at being parted by the war in India; and much more.'; Published @£14.99 ( $24.95).  
Price: 15.75 USD
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170 5704 CRICHTON, Michael Timeline
Hardcover Knopf: NY; 1999; First US Edition Near Fine in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
450 pages; Spine ends faintly bumped; a lovely copy. Unclipped dust wrapper has faint edgewear. ; Archaeologists working at the Dordogne River in France make a puzzling and seemingly impossible discovery at the medieval site. Suddenly they are taken by helicoptor to ITC, a secretive multinational corporation that has been sponsering their work while developing an astounding technology. A small group of archaeologists and historians is about to get the chance not to study the past but to enter, literally, life in fourteenth-century feudal France. Basis for the film of the same name.  
Price: 8.50 USD
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171 6562 CRISPIN, Edmund [Robert Bruce Montgomery] The Edmund Crispin Treasury Volume 1: The Case of the Gilded Fly, Holy Disorders, The Moving Toy Shop
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Mystery Guild: Garden City, NY; 531 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
No publicaton date; most recent copyright date is 1974. Spine ends bumped, a few light smudges to page edges; no binding problems, interior pages clean. Illustrated dust wrapper edgeworn with a few tiny closed tears and a lightly soiled white rear panel. A very nice copy. ;Omnibus edition with three mysteries (originally published in 1944, 1945, and 1946) featuring Gervase Fen, Oxford don, literary critic, and sleuth. 'The Case of the Gilded Fly' is the first book in the series. In addition to his his nine, highly acclaimed, Gervase Fen novels, the author wrote concert music and the scores for almost 50 feature films under the name Bruce Montgomery.; This author recommended by Tom J. and Jerri C. of the ATS and AT and DES email discussion groups."The Moving Toyshop is considered to be Crispin's classic. It is a funny mystery set in Oxford and has Gervase Fen trying to track down a toy shop that seems to have disappeared!" The Moving Toy Shop is also one of crime novelist Val McDermid's top 10 Oxford novels."A classic crime novel that brings a streak of surrealism to the genre. Featuring the anarchic English literature don Gervase Fen, the mystery gets under way when a visiting poet finds a dead body in a toyshop in the middle of the night. By morning, it's been transformed into a grocery store. Written with wit and brio, this is a clever, energetic romp that still entertains." Volume 2 also currently available; the set would make a lovely gift for someone looking for a new author to enjoy or an amusing British detective series. 
Price: 32.50 USD
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172 6563 CRISPIN, Edmund [Robert Bruce Montgomery] The Edmund Crispin Treasury Volume 2: Swan Song, Love Lies Bleeding, Buried for Pleasure
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Mystery Guild: Garden City, NY; 502 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
No publicaton date; most recent copyright date is 1976. Spine ends lightly bumped, a few faint smudges to page edges, some page edge corners lightly creased; pages clean, no binding problems. Illustrated dust wrapper edgeworn with a few light creases. A very nice copy. ;Omnibus edition with three mysteries (originally published in 1947, 1948, and 1949) featuring Gervase Fen, Oxford don, literary critic, and sleuth. "Swan Song" was also published as 'Dead and Dumb'. In addition to his his nine, highly acclaimed, Gervase Fen novels, the author wrote concert music and the scores for almost 50 feature films under the name Bruce Montgomery.; This author recommended by Tom J. and Jerri C. of the ATS and AT and DES email discussion groups. Volume 1 also currently available; the set would make a lovely gift for someone looking for a new author to enjoy or an amusing British detective series. 
Price: 32.50 USD
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173 495 Cullen-Dupont, Catherine Encyclopedia of Women's History in America
Hardcover Facts On File: NY; 1996; First US Edition 339 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Large remainder mark on bottom textblock edge. Dust wrapper has faint edgewear. A lovely copy. ; Over 500 entries on a broad range of topics relating to American women and United States history.; Oversized book will not fit safely in an Int'l. Priority mailing envelope. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 39.50 USD
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174 5569 CUNARD] Chisholm, Anne Nancy Cunard, a biography
Softcover; Trade PB Penguin: Harmondsworth, England; c1979,1981; Good+  
B&W Photographs; 480 pages; White covers and pages age browned; creased spine very sunned, covers edgeworn and creased, remainder mark bottom edge; interior page clean, none loose.; Cunard's love of freedom and belief in racial and gender equality did not endear her to her parents, an American society hostess and an English baronet. She was friend and lover to many literary figures of the day and came to epitomize the 1920's for some. 'She was an Aldous Huxley character in "Antic Hay" (also in stock). A poet and a writer, she was the avant-garde publisher who "discovered" Samuel Beckett.'  
Price: 8.00 USD
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175 1697 Cunningham, Mary Powerplay : What Really Happened At Bendix
Paperback; Trade PB Linden Press/Simon and Schuster: New York; 1984; Advance Review Copy 285 pages Very Good 
Front cover small dampstain; light spine and cover creases. ; The memoir of a young woman promoted to the top of a major corporation who then has to deal with the gossip that she is having an affair with her boss.  
Price: 8.00 USD
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176 6184 CUNNINGHAM, Michael The Hours
Softcover; Trade PB Picador: NY; c1998, 2002; Reprint 230 pages Very Good 
No spine cover creases, two short cover creases, light edgewear. Page edges pale yellow, previous owner stamp inside front cover.; Pulitzer Prize winner and basis for film starring Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman and Julianne Moore. Still from film on front cover. Recommended. ; "The Hours tells the story of three women: Virginia Woolf, beginning to write Mrs. Dalloway as she recuperates in a London suburb with her husband in 1923; Clarissa Vaughan, beloved friend of an acclaimed poet dying from AIDS, who in modern-day New York is planning a party in his honor; and Laura Brown, in a 1949 Los Angeles suburb, who slowly begins to feel the constraints of a perfect family and home. By the end of the novel, these three stories intertwine in remarkable ways, and finally come together in an act of subtle and haunting grace." 
Price: 4.75 USD
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177 1417 Cusk, Rachel Country Life
Hardcover Picador: London; 1997; First British Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
342 pages; A very nice copy, dust wrapper, not price cut, very lightly rubbed. No remainder mark. ; Stella leaves her established life in London to became an au-pair for a family in Sussex. Does Stella have "an aptitude for the country life"? This author on the short list for the 2003 Whitbread Book Prize.  
Price: 27.00 USD
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178 905 DAHL, Roald My Uncle Oswald
Hardcover Knopf: New York; 1980; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
245 pages; Remainder mark bottom edge, spine head lightly bumped, top edge very faintly faded. Dust wrapper, price clipped, has price sticker on back panel. White dw lightly soiled and edgeworn with one tiny closed tear and one tear on rear panel at spine gutter. ; Uncle Oswald, the great rogue and fornicator, has been mentioned in some of Dahl's short stories. In this, Dahl's first novel for adults, Uncle Oswald has discovered the world's most powerful aphrodisiac and a method of quick-freezing sperm. So with the help of the gorgeous Yasmin Howcomely, he sets out to preserve 51 living geniuses and crowned heads, from James Joyce to King Albert and Henry Ford.  
Price: 18.00 USD
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179 7107 DAHL] TREGLOWN, Jeremy Roald Dahl, a biography
Softcover; Trade PB Harcourt Brace & Company: San Diego; c1994, 1995; First Paperback Edition 322 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good 
No spine or cover creases, light edgewear and rubbing, a few smudges to page edges.; 'Misogynist, anti-Semite, misanthrope--Roald Dahl was reputed to be these as well as war hero, devoted father, and philanthropist.' This unauthorized biography is "an honest yet deferential biography... Born in England to Norwegian parents, Dahl (1916-90) was a difficult and opinionated man whose life was riddled with tragedy... Although Dahl achieved success through his novels, stories, and screenplays, he found his niche in writing for children. His tales were sometimes criticized as too gruesome, yet they remain hugely popular with children because they unflinchingly confront childhood demons and fears. Treglown draws extensively from interviews with Dahl's family and a wealth of correspondence. An excellent portrait of one of modern literature's most creative minds."; "A highly compelling portrait of an author whose life was nearly as colorful and unpredictable as his fiction."-NY Times. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 9.75 USD
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180 1296 Daniels, Philip (Peter Chambers) Goldmine-London W.1.
Hardcover St Martin's Press: New York; 1993; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
158 pages; Spine head lightly bumped. Dust wrapper, not price cut, has a triangular chip from bottom back panel, a few closed tears and creases and edgewear. A small rectangular discoloration on front panel, from a price sticker? ; Author's real name is Peter Chambers. He is the former president of the Crime Writers Assoc.  
Price: 8.00 USD
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181 681 Dann, Jack Memory Cathedral, A Secret History Of Leonardo Da Vinci
Softcover; Trade PB Bantam: New York; 1995; First Paperback Edition Very Good+  
486 pages; Corners bumped; Novel of 15th century Florence involving DaVinci, Botticelli, Machiavelli. Gives a speculative account of a lost year in DaVinci's life.  
Price: 8.00 USD
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182 3926 DAVIDOFF, Leonore and Belinda Westover (eds.) Our Work, Our Lives, Our Words : Women's History and Women's Work
Softcover; Trade PB Barnes & Noble: Totowa, NJ; 1986; Very Good+  
189 pages; A new book with faint edgewear.; 'The lives of British women born between 1880 and 1914 are recounted in their own words, providing a vivid and poignant portrait of what it meant to be a girl earning a living when women doing paid work were often regarded as second best, when wages were low and options limited. This book gathers a wealth of original material that covers a variety of occupations, including harvesting, tailoring, mill working, clerical jobs, teaching, and the civil service.'  
Price: 17.00 USD
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183 6557 DAVIES, Tristan and Nick Newman Wallace and Gromit and the Lost Slipper
Hardcover Hodder & Stoughton: London; 1997; First Edition 44 pages Illustrated by Nick Newman; Color Illustrations: Very Good 
Spine ends and top corners bumped, bump on bottom board edges just revealing boards, otherwise looks unread. No dust wrapper, as issued.; In this graphic novel, Wallace and Gromit travel back through history, in search of a lost slipper. Along the way, they get involved in all sorts of famous historical events.; "The calamity-prone stars of Nick Park's Oscar-winning Claymation films continue their side-splitting adventures in this new story. It's an ordinary day for Wallace, the fastidious inventor-handyman, and his dog-companion Gromit until Wallace discovers one of his slippers is missing. He crafts a Longlife Indoor Carpet Clog with Reinforced Everything as a replacement, but it's just not very comfortable. The only solution left is to aim the grandfather clock time machine back to where the missing slipper was last sighted. Wallace and Gromit believe they've set the coordinates for earlier that morning, 11:06 a.m. But alas, they zoom off to the year 1066 and land in the middle of the Battle of Hastings. Fans of the films and videos will be especially pleased by this return engagement, and newcomers will be quickly charmed as well." Does not fit safely in an International Priority envelope. 
Price: 8.50 USD
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184 1702 Deighton, Len Spy Line : a Novel
Hardcover Knopf: New York; 1989; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
291 pages; Spine head and tail lightly bumped. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, faintly rubbed and edgeworn. ; British agent Bernard Sampson from Spy Hook, returns. This is the second volume in the Hook, Line and Sinker trilogy.  
Price: 11.00 USD
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185 933 DEIGHTON, Len Berlin Game
Hardcover Knopf: New York; 1984; First US Edition Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper  
345 pages; Remainder stamp on top edge, spine ends lightly bumped, corners a bit soiled. White dust wrapper, not price clipped, is rubbed and lightly soiled with a bit of edgewear. ; Barnard Samson, a British secret service operative now working at a desk instead of in the field must discover who is the traitor amongst his colleagues.  
Price: 9.50 USD
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186 6540 DELAFIELD, E. M. Provincial Lady in Wartime, The
Softcover; Trade PB Academy Chicago: Chicago, IL; c1940, 1986; Reprint 349 pages Illustrated by Leslie Gilbert Illingworth; B&W Illustrations: Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Light spine creases, light edgewear, front free endpaper missing; interior pages clean. One of the grey Cassandra editions. Price clipped dust wrapper lightly edgeworn and rubbed with a few small closed tears. This edition now out of print.; The Provincial Lady's experiences at the beginning of World War II told in her own delightful style. Recommended.; "World War II has begun and the P.L. must cope with gas masks, evacuated relatives and Canteen service." This author recommended by Holly H. and Simon T. of the AT email discussion list. 
Price: 18.50 USD
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187 7310 DELAFIELD, E. M. Provincial Lady In London, The [The Provincial Lady Goes Further]
Softcover; Trade PB Academy Chicago: Chicago, IL; c.1933,1983; Reprint 302 pages Illustrated by Arthur Watts; B&W Illustrations: Good 
Spine and cover creases, covers edgeworn. Bottom page edges rippled and several pages faintly dampstained, not into text; none loose. No dust wrapper. A reading copy. ; The sequel to 'Diary of a Provincial Lady'. Published as 'The Provincial Lady Goes Further' in Great Britain. Diary begins with the Provincial Lady's amazement that a book she has written has been published. She "finds an apartment in London, visits nightclubs and casinos, and meets the intellectuals and eccentrics of London society." Highly recommended.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 7.95 USD
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188 7124 DELAFIELD, E. M. (Introduction by Nicola Beauman) Diary of a Provincial Lady; containing Diary of a Provincial Lady; Provincial Lady Goes Further; Provincial Lady in America, Provincial Lady in Wartime
Softcover; Trade PB Virago Modern Classics: London; c1930-40, 1991; 529 pages Good+ 
Spine faintly creased, covers lightly creased and edgeworn. The dark green rear cover is speckled white (a publishing flaw?) making the white text a bit difficult to read. Pages pale yellow, edges a bit darker (as is common with Virago editions of this period) and very lightly soiled. A few interior page corners creased, but clean; none loose. ; An omnibus edition of four of the Provincial Lady Diaries originally written from 1930-1940. They are witty portraits of life in a Devonshire village, in London, in the US, and finally at the beginning of World War II.;

Recommended by Holly H. of the ATS and AT email discussion list. "Diary of a Provincial Lady is my favorite book in all the world. This is the book I packed in my hospital bag when I was having a baby! It is absolutely enchanting...perfectly understated...quintessentially country English before the second world war.There is an emotional French governess, an arrogant titled neighbor, the silent husband, a procession of difficult servants, the talkative Vicar's wife, two not-quite-perfect but loveable children, and most of all, the Provincial Lady, who struggles through daily life with an overdrawn account and a much-needed sense of humor. Is there any better novel? 'Answer comes there none,' to quote the Provincial Lady." Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group, says "E M Delafield’s Provincial Lady is one of my favourite literary characters." Images are actual copy on offer. 
Price: 15.50 USD

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189 6986 DELAFIELD] POWELL, Violet Life of a Provincial Lady; a Study of E.M. Delafield and her Works
Hardcover; Ex-Library Heinemann: London; 1988; First British Edition 190 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Ex-library book with usual stamps and markings.Spine ends and corners bumped, page edges pale brown (seen before in this edition, a few page corners creased; interior pages clean, no binding problems. Unclipped dust wrapper with no library markings, is wrinkled and edgeworn.; In this rather scarce study of E. M. Delafield and her works, the reader discovers how the talented novelist's own life provided the fodder for the enchanting Provincial Lady series and many other highly successful volumes. (Included in this biography is Delafield's account of her time in a Belgian convent.) Like the Provincial Lady, she lived in a Devonshire village and was married with two children. 'Delafield's domineering mother was the novelist Mrs. Henry de la Pasture and her father was an Anglo-French Count. The author of this biography, Lady Violet Powell, superbly analyzes the most important Delafield novels, published over half a century ago.'; Recommended by Provincial Lady addict Holly H.of the ATS, AT, and DES email discussion groups. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 37.75 USD
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190 1424 Delderfield, R. F. Theirs Was the Kingdom
Hardcover Simon & Schuster: New York; 1971; Book Club Edition Very Good in Very Good- dust wrapper  
785 pages; Previous owner name on decorated free endpaper, spine head and tail bumped, corners worn; dust wrapper edgeworn, several chips and tears. ; Second volume of the Swann trilogy. ; This author recommended by Geraldine H. of the DES email discussion list.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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191 1570 Delderfield, R. F. God is an Englishman
Softcover; Mass Market PB Pocket Books: New York; (1970)1972; Reprint Very Good+  
816 pages; Light edgewear, pages beginning to brown, no spine creases. ; This first volume in the story of Adam Swann and his English transport empire begins in the late 19th century. ; This series recommended by Geraldine H. of the DES email discussion list.; The Avenue  
Price: 5.50 USD
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192 1573 Delderfield, R. F. Theirs Was the Kingdom
Softcover; Mass Market PB Pocket Books: New York; (1971)1972; Very Good  
860 pages; Pages slightly age browned, some spine and cover creases, binding is in good condition, no loose pages. ; Second book in the Swann saga.  
Price: 5.25 USD
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193 6256 DELDERFIELD, R. F. Green Gauntlet, The [Horseman Riding By volume 3]
Hardcover; Ex-Library Simon & Schuster: New York; 1968; First US Edition 475 pages Good 
Ex-library book with usual stamps and markings, a first edition rebound with library binding. Book slightly cocked, bumped spine ends and corners lightly worn (not to boards), pages yellowed and a bit soiled. ; The third volume in the 'A Horseman Riding By' series; a saga of three decades of English country life in Devon through World War II.; This author recommended by Lori B. and Geraldine H. of the DES email discussion group and by Kristi J. of the AT and DES email discussion groups. 
Price: 9.75 USD
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194 3303 DELDERFIELD, R. F. Diana
Hardcover; Book Club Edition G. P. Putnam's Sons: New York; 1990; 352 pages Good+ 
Pages lightly yellowed, endpaper cracking at front hinge and tiny tear in outer spine gutter, spine ends bumped; pages clean. ; 'John Leigh was fifteen years old, an orphan, when he first saw the beautiful Diana, daughter of the wealthy Gaylorde-Suttons, and fell instantly in love with her and with the great house that was for them alone "Sennacharib"...' ; This author recommended by Lori B. of the DES email discussion group. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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195 6427 DELDERFIELD, R. F. Dreaming Suburb, The ; Vol. 1 of The Avenue
Softcover; Mass Market PB Pocket Books: New York; c1958,1973; 470 pages Fair 
Creased and torn spine repaired with archival tape, covers edgeworn and creased, covers and pages pale brown but not brittle; pages clean, none loose.; Sgt. Jim Carver has survived World War I and comes home to London to raise his seven motherless children. This beginning of another Delderfield saga covers the years from the end of WWI to the beginning of WWII.; The Avenue; This author recommended by Lori B. of the DES email discussion group. 
Price: 4.75 USD
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196 6662 DELDERFIELD, R. F. The Avenue Goes to War [Vol II of The Avenue]
Softcover; Mass Market PB Coronet Books: London; c1969, 1973; 630 pages Very Good 
Spine lightly curved and creased, white covers lightly soiled and edgeworn, first advert page and some page edges foxed, pages pale tan but not brittle; interior pages clean, none loose. ; This second volume of "The Avenue" saga, set in London, follows Jim Carver and his neighbors during World War Two.; 1940-1947 Vol II of The Avenue; This author recommended by Lori B. of the DES email discussion group. Front cover matches sample image. 
Price: 6.95 USD
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197 2351 DELDERFIELD, R.F. Give Us This Day
Softcover; Mass Market PB Pocket Books: New York; c1973,1975; Reprint Very Good+  
717 pages; Covers lightly edgeworn, spine faintly creased; interior pages clean and bright.; Published after the author's death in 1972, this is the final volume of the Swann trilogy.  
Price: 4.75 USD
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198 308 Di Donato, Georgia Firebrand
Hardcover Doubleday: NY; 1982; First US Edition Very Good- in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Bottom corners bumped; dust wrapper edgeworn, small tears, slight soil. ; Story of a young woman journalist's adventures. Set in the Pacific Northwest during the early 20th Century.  
Price: 8.00 USD
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199 137 DICKENS, Monica Portobello Road [Joy and Josephine]
Hardcover Michael Joseph: Toronto; 1948; First Canadian Edition 8vo ; 400 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends and corners bumped, 1/4" tear at spine head. Page edges slightly dusty; interior pages clean, no binding problems. Unclipped dust wrapper has some edgewear, chips at spine ends and a 2" tear bottom front spine. ; Published in the UK as "Joy and Josephine". During WWII two young babies, one a foundling and one an aristocrat sent for a short stay, arrive at an orphanage. After an accident, one of the babies is adopted by a family that owns a shop on Portobello Road. Which of the babies was it? An engrossing tale that looks at 'nature vs. nurture'. ; Recommended by Clare G. of the DES and DoveGrey email discussion groups. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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200 6886 DICKENS, Monica Mariana
Softcover; Trade PB Persephone Books: London; c1940, 2008; 377 pages Very Good+ 
Spine lightly curved and creased, a few faint smudges to page edges. A nice copy.; This edition has a new preface by Harriet Lane. While waiting to hear if her husband has survived on his destroyer after it hits a mine, Mary remembers her life growing up in England between the wars; her attempts at drama school, her first serious love affair, and her happiness with her husband. A funny and sad novel writtin in 1940 that could be considered as contributing to the war effort, as did 'Mrs. Miniver'.; The January 2005 DoveGrey discussion book, enjoyed by many members. Recommended by Norma H. and by us. This author also recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. Cover matches sample image. 
Price: 13.25 USD
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