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Old Silent, Grimes, Martha
341 664 Grimes, Martha Old Silent
Hardcover Little, Brown: New York; 1989; First US Edition 425 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
A nice copy that has a 1 and 1/2" red grease pencil smear on front endpaper top corner. Unclipped dust wrapper lightly rubbed and edgeworn.; The tenth Richard Jury / Melrose Plant mystery. 'Feeling burned out, Jury takes an unplanned stopover in Yorkshire and books a room at a cozy inn called the Old Silent. Violence finds him anyway when he becomes the only witness to a murder. Though Nell Healey shot her husband in cold blood, Jury will go to any lengths to help her, including taking sick leave from Scotland Yard to investigate. Calling on his old friend Melrose Plant for help, he must break through Nell's reticence to untangle a web of twisted motives--and twisted lives....'; The entire Richard Jury series recommended by Norma H. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 11.00 USD
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342 1092 Grimm, Wihelm (Sendak) Dear Mili
Hardcover Farrar Straus Giroux: New York; 1988; First US Edition Illustrated by Maurice Sendak: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Tan dust wrapper shows light soil. Dust wrapper has price sticker on inside front flap next to printed price from original new bookstore.; In 1983 an unknown fairy tale by Wilhelm Grimm came to light. Translated by Ralph Manheim and beautifully illustrated by Sendak.  
Price: 22.00 USD
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343 371 Guthrie, A. B. These Thousand Hills
Softcover; Mass Market PB Cardinal: New York; 1957; Second Printing Poor  
266 pages; Signed by Author; Reading copy only, a fragile copy in wraps, Cardinal #C-267; Signed and inscribed by the author on the dedication page.  
Price: 11.00 USD
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Up With the Larks: Starting Again in Cornwall, HAINSWORTH, Tessa
344 7371 HAINSWORTH, Tessa Up With the Larks: Starting Again in Cornwall
Softcover; Trade PB Arrow Books: London; c2009, 2010; 278 pages Very Good 
Spine and cover creases, light edgewear. Page edges pale yellow; interior pages clean, none loose.; A young woman and her family leave London for what they hope will be an idyllic life in Cornwall. It doesn't *exactly* turn out like that. In this humourous and warm-hearted first memoir she shares her turbulent first year working with the Royal Mail and her transformation from outsider to 'posh postie'.
"She starts in the bitter darkness of midwinter, faced with the perils of the Christmas rush, a van with a mind of its own and a host of unfamiliar routes, local characters - and their animals, large and small. But, day by day and month by month, she meets and learns to love a wonderfully colourful cast of characters until her second Christmas in Cornwall is entirely different from the first, as the community goes out of its way to thank her with small gifts and other tokens of their affection."
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Price: 8.75 USD
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345 2753 HAIRE-SARGENT, Lin H : The Story of Heathcliff's Journey Back to Wuthering Heights
Hardcover Pocket Books: NY; 1992; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
292 pages; Spine ends lightly bumped; dust wrapper, not price clipped, very lightly edgeworn. A lovely copy. ; 'Out in the world on his own again, Heathcliff is groomed into a gentleman, encounters old rivals, and prepares to face his beloved Cathy again in a speculative novel on Heathcliff's three-year absence from Wuthering Heights.'  
Price: 12.50 USD
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346 2752 HALL, Radclyffe Saturday Life, A
Softcover; Trade PB Penguin (Virago): NY; c1925,1989; Very Good  
224 pages; No spine or cover creases, light edgewear, page edges yellowed, a common flaw with Virago editions, black remainder mark on bottom edge. ; In this comic novel, the author 'turns her descriptive powers to a witty examination of artistic experience. And, in portraying, the young prodigy, Sidonia's perfect but transient accomplishments, she introduces the theme of reincarnation.'  
Price: 6.75 USD
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British Inheritance : A Treasury of Historic Documents , HALLAM, Elizabeth and Andrew Prescott (eds.)
347 872 HALLAM, Elizabeth and Andrew Prescott (eds.) British Inheritance : A Treasury of Historic Documents
Hardcover University Of California: Berkeley, CA; 1995; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
4to 11" - 13" tall; 150 pages; A new book, received with bumped spine ends and light edgewear to dust wrapper.; 'Britain's rich historical heritage is evident in the great archive and manuscript collections found in such institutions as the Public Record Office, British Library, National Library of Scotland, Scottish Record Office, and National Library of Wales. From King Arthur, Alfred the Great, and William the Conqueror to the end of the Empire, swinging England of the 1960s, and the multicultural Britain of the '90s, this volume displays, in chronological order, key documents which illuminate defining moments in British history. The documents are accompanied by lively commentaries by experts and curators, placing the material in context and explaining its significance. Alongside such major treasures as the Domesday Book and Magna Carta are many less-well-known but nonetheless fascinating items such as Oscar Wilde's calling card and the last letter of Mary, Queen of Scots. Superbly illustrated in color throughout, with a brief introduction, this authoritative and accessible book will appeal to anyone with an interest in history, politics, and culture.' ; Published at $40.00 although there is no price on dust wrapper as is often the case with university publications.  
Price: 19.75 USD
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Ladies on the Loose: Women Travellers of the 18th and 19th Centuries, HAMALIAN, Leo K. (Ed.)
348 7014 HAMALIAN, Leo K. (Ed.) Ladies on the Loose: Women Travellers of the 18th and 19th Centuries
Hardcover Dodd, Mead & Co: NY; 1981; First US Edition 256 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends very lightly bumped, faint soiled area on front cover. Unclipped dust wrapper lightly edgeworn, light crease to rear flap. A nice copy. ; Hamalian provides an introduction to this collection as well as a preface to each of these first person narratives of women who traveled to remote locations, usually alone. The selections come from an array of documents, letters, and diaries. Travellers include Mary Wollstonecraft, Mrs. Alec Tweedie, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Lady Hester Stanhope, Harriet Martineau, Lady Ann Blunt, Isabella Bird, and Mary Kingsley amongst others. Their vivid accounts of cultures and places such as Italy, Sweden, China, Africa, The Holy Land, India, Spain, and others provide a fascinating picture of a long-vanished world. Includes a bibliography and a list of suggested reading for those that want to read more.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 17.75 USD
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William - an Englishman, HAMILTON, Cicely
349 7227 HAMILTON, Cicely William - an Englishman
Softcover Persephone Books: London; c1919, 2007; 226 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
This novelist was also known as a playwright and a suffragette. She was serving in France when this book was originally published in 1919. An officeworker and a suffragette marry and honeymoon in Belgium in 1914. Unbeknownst to them, war has broken out...; Page edges faintly soiled. 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. ; "One of the most powerful authors on World War I that I've ever come across." - Scott, author of the "Furrowed Middlebrow" blog. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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350 435 Hannah, Kristin On Mystic Lake
Softcover; Trade PB Crown: NY; 1999; Uncorrected Proof 322 pages Fine 
Publisher's letter laid in. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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The English Jigsaw Puzzle, 1760-1890: with a descriptive check-list of puzzles in the museums of Great Britain and the author's collection, HANNAS, Linda
351 6316 HANNAS, Linda The English Jigsaw Puzzle, 1760-1890: with a descriptive check-list of puzzles in the museums of Great Britain and the author's collection
Hardcover Wayland: London; 1972; First British Edition 164 pages Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper 
Illustrated with b&w and colour illustrations, very nice pictorial endpapers. Spine tail and corners bumped; no binding problems, pages clean and bright. Price clipped pictorial dust wrapper lightly edgeworn and creased. Tiny skinned area on front. A nice copy. ; From the dust wrapper: 'Jigsaw puzzles are one of the most loved toys. They appeal equally to young and old because they demand only that amount of skill and patience each player is prepared to give. But they have become so much part of the social scene that, until now, no-one has questioned their origin. For some years Linda Hannas has been engaged on a great deal of original research to establish when jigsaws were first made, where, and by whom. Wills, parish records, census returns, rate books, street directories, have all been used. The results of this research are set down here and make fascinating reading. The reader will discover that jigsaws were invented more than two hundred years ago by a London engraver and that they were designed, not as a toy, but as a serious teaching aid. Their history is traced from the 1760's to the 1890's when color printing and greater mechanization began to destroy the charm and character of their first hundred years. The author traces the changing fashions in subjects, the evolving pattern of manufacture and distribution, and describes the reception given to dissections, as jigsaws were then called, by the educationalists of the day. References to them in literature are also quoted.

Linda Hannas has visited thirty-five museums throughout Great Britain in which she found some 330 pre-1890 puzzles. These, together with about 260 in her own collection are individually described, located and arranged under subject headings in this book. Jigsaw publishers, engravers, etc., are listed with their products. Thus the reader cannot only discover the origin and history of the jigsaw but can see at a glance the whereabouts of any particular puzzle.

With its fine illustrations and broadly based text, this is a book for the lover of antiquities as much as for the curator and librarian. It will remain the standard reference work for jigsaw puzzles for many years to come.' 
Price: 47.50 USD

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352 1823 Hardwick, Mollie Duchess Of Duke Street
Softcover; Mass Market PB Bantam: New York; 1978; Reprint Good+  
404 pages; Edgeworn, one short tear back cover, pages lightly browned, spine and cover creases. A nice reading copy with no loose pages. ; Novel is based on the wonderful Masterpiece Theater series of Edwardian England and the delightful Louisa Leyton.  
Price: 4.00 USD
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353 4756 HART-DAVIS, Rupert Hugh Walpole : a Biography
Softcover; Trade PB Harvest Book: NY; 1952; Good+  
467 pages; Light spine and cover creases, very edgeworn and rubbed, residue from old price sticker on front cover. Page edges yellowed and soiled, blue line on half title page; interior pages clean and bright.; Drawing on Walpole's journals, letters and diaries, this portrait of the author Hugh Walpole also gives us a 'panorama of the London literary world from the Golden Age of 1910 until the outbreak of World War II.' Walpole was befriended and encouraged by the author known as "Elizabeth" (von Arnim) and he was engaged to teach her two eldest daughters for a short time. 'Their relationship 'gradually developed into the longest-enduring and one of the firmest of all his friendships with women'.  
Price: 11.50 USD
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354 1165 Hawkesworth, John Upstairs Downstairs II : In My Lady's Chamber
Hardcover Nelson Doubleday: New York; 1973; Book Club Edition Very Good- in Very Good- dust wrapper  
8vo; 212 pages; Book is cocked, spine head and tail worn, previous owner name on free endpaper. Dust wrapper edgeworn with chips, creases and closed tears. ; Based on the popular television series, Upstairs, Downstairs.  
Price: 11.00 USD
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355 3514 HAYASHI, Nancy Fantastic Stay-Home-from School-Day, The
Hardcover E. P. Dutton: NY; 1992; First US Edition 106 pages Illustrated by Nancy Hayashi; B&W Illustrations: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust wrapper Signed by Author
Signed by Author; A lovely book. No remainder mark, not an ex-library book. Signed and inscribed by the author 'best wishes for happy reading'. Dust wrapper, unclipped, has faint edgewear and rubbing.; Leona and her best friend Eddie have a wonderful day of stay-at-home-from-school (by pretending to be sick) fun planned. Disaster strikes when Leona is trapped in Eddie's closet and then stranded in a tree. Eddie is sent to school without Leona or his homework! And that's only the beginning of this very funny not-so-fantastic day. 
Price: 19.75 USD
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Amelia Earhart's Daughters : The Wild and Glorious Story of American Women Aviators from World War II to the Dawn of the Space Age, HAYNSWORTH, Leslie and David Toomey
356 2883 HAYNSWORTH, Leslie and David Toomey Amelia Earhart's Daughters : The Wild and Glorious Story of American Women Aviators from World War II to the Dawn of the Space Age
Softcover; Trade PB Perennial; Harpercollins: NY; c1998,2000; 322 pages Very Good+ 
Black remainder mark on bottom edge, very light edgewear; looks unread. ; Focuses mainly on the role of women flyers in World War II (WASPs) and on women pilots in the early 1960's participating in the 'Women in Space' program. In this program thirteen women passed the same rigorous tests as the Mercury astronauts and yet none were allowed to fulfill their dream of becoming an astronaut. There are short biographies of several of the most important (and forgotten) American women aviators.  
Price: 11.75 USD
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357 214 Heath, Catherine Lady On the Burning Deck
Softcover; Trade PB Allison & Busby: London; (1978) 1991; Reprint Very Good+  
218 pages; Small spine nick. ; Another witty novel from the author of Behaving Badly, the book that inspired the television series with Judi Dench.; Recommended by Hazel B. of the Barbara Pym Society.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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358 1703 HECK, Peter J. Death on the Mississippi
Paperback; Trade PB Berkley Prime Crime: New York; 1995; First Paperback Edition Very Good  
290 pages; Light edgewear, corners curled; no spine creases.; First in the Mark Twain mystery series.  
Price: 6.00 USD
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In Sunlight and in Shadow, HELPRIN, Mark
359 7081 HELPRIN, Mark In Sunlight and in Shadow
Hardcover Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: NY; 2012; First US Edition; First Printing 705 pages Very Good in Near Fine dust wrapper 
Spine ends lightly bumped, green ink line on bottom edge, remnant of a sticker blacked out with ink on front free endpaper. Unclipped dust wrapper very lightly edgeworn.; 'Can love and honor conquer all? Mark Helprin’s enchanting and sweeping novel springs from this deceptively simple question, and from the sight of a beautiful young woman, dressed in white, on the Staten Island Ferry, at the beginning of summer, 1946.

Postwar New York glows with energy. Harry Copeland, an elite paratrooper who fought behind enemy lines in Europe, has returned home to run the family business. Yet his life is upended by a single encounter with the young singer and heiress Catherine Thomas Hale, as they each fall for the other in an instant.

Harry and Catherine pursue one another in a romance played out in Broadway theaters, Long Island mansions, the offices of financiers, and the haunts of gangsters. Catherine’s choice of Harry over her longtime fiancé endangers Harry’s livelihood and eventually threatens his life. In the end, it is Harry’s extraordinary wartime experience that gives him the character and means to fight for Catherine, and risk everything.'; While set in 1946 New York this book does spend a significant amount of time in World War II Europe. Recommended for those that can handle the WWII details and some gang violence and for those that enjoyed Helprin's "A Winters Tale". Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 18.50 USD

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360 483 Hemingway, Ernest For Whom The Bell Tolls
Hardcover Charles Scribner's Sons: NY; 1940; Good with no dust wrapper  
471 pages; Light tan cloth covers show soil and dampstains. Page edges yellowed . Red and black label and titles on spine are losing their color. Previous owner's bookplate. Binding is good and tight. Never used in a library but has a community library stamp on title page.  
Price: 12.00 USD
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361 5973 HENRY, Vera Lucky Number, A
Hardcover J. B. Lippincott: NY; 1957; Book Club Edition Illustrated by Vasiliu: Very Good in Very Good- dust wrapper  
B&W Illustrations; 243 pages; Spine ends bumped and worn, corners very lightly worn (not to boards). Page edges yellowed and have a few faint spots, a few pages creased; interior pages clean, no binding problems. Dust wrapper edgeworn and rubbed with a few chips and closed tears and light soil to white areas.; A humorous fictionalized memoir of five girls growing up, in the 1950's, in a small town in Canada near the US border. Author's note: "If anyone should ask, there is a town on the Canadian side of the Detroit River, much like this, but not exactly. The people who lived there resembled the characters in this book, but not entirely, and in so far as I know, none of them bore the names used here. But are the stories true? Well, yes-and no." Recommended.  
Price: 8.00 USD
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How the Scots Invented the Modern World : The True Story of How Western Europe's Poorest Nation Created Our World and Everything in it, HERMAN, Arthur
362 7136 HERMAN, Arthur How the Scots Invented the Modern World : The True Story of How Western Europe's Poorest Nation Created Our World and Everything in it
Hardcover Crown Publishers: NY; 2001; Seventh Printing 392 pages Very Good+ in Near Fine dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped, tiny spot on top page edge (not a remainder mark). Unclipped dust wrapper has faint edgewear. A very nice copy. ; 'Who formed the first modern nation?Who created the first literate society?Who invented our modern ideas of democracy and free market capitalism?The Scots.

Mention of Scotland and the Scots usually conjures up images of kilts, bagpipes, Scotch whisky, and golf.But as historian and author Arthur Herman demonstrates, in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Scotland earned the respect of the rest of the world for its crucial contributions to science, philosophy, literature, education, medicine, commerce, and politics—contributions that have formed and nurtured the modern West ever since.'; 'A fascinating journey across the centuries of Scottish history. Herman lucidly summarizes the ideas, discoveries, and achievements that made this small country facing on the North Atlantic an inspiration and driving force in world history. Here is the untold story of how John Knox and the Church of Scotland laid the foundation for our modern idea of democracy; how the Scottish Enlightenment helped to inspire both the American Revolution and the U.S. Constitution; and how thousands of Scottish immigrants left their homes to create the American frontier, the Australian outback, and the British Empire in India and Hong Kong.' Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 11.75 USD

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363 6028 HEYER, Georgette Bath Tangle
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Book Club: London; c1955; 244 pages Very Good- in Very Good dust wrapper 
Light crease on spine does not damage binding (often seen in this edition), spine ends and corners faintly bumped. Pastedowns, first few pages and last few pages foxed, page edges and margins browned; no binding problems. Title originally published in 1955, no date on this edition. Dust wrapper illustration by Barbosa. Dust wrapper with lightly sunned spine, is edgeworn with some tiny chips and a short closed tear, white rear panel is yellowed and soiled. ; 'Never were there two young women less alike than the gentle Lady Fanny and the volatile Lady Serena. They were, however, good friends--Fanny, recently widowed and some years the younger was, in fact, Serena's stepmother.'; 'Bath Tangle is a glorious lark.'- Reviewed and recommended by Scott, owner of the "Furrowed Middlebrow" blog. "One of my favourite authors."- Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. 
Price: 14.75 USD
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Beauvallet [Unabridged Audio Cassette], HEYER, Georgette
364 6816 HEYER, Georgette Beauvallet [Unabridged Audio Cassette]
Cassette; Audio Tape Chivers Press: Bath; c1929,2002; Near Fine 
In this adventurous romance of Elizabethan days, Sir Nicholas Beauvallet (the ancestor of Simon the Coldheart) pits his sword and his wits against the Spanish. He does well until he meets the lovely Dona Dominica de Rada y Sylva on the blood-stained deck of a captured galleon.; Faintest edgewear to plastic clamshell case. Complete and unabridged; 9 hours; 8 audiocassettes in excellent condition. Read by Cornelius Garrett. One previous owner, not ex-library.; Decorative case matches sample image. 
Price: 42.50 USD
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Charity Girl, HEYER, Georgette
365 6100 HEYER, Georgette Charity Girl
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Book Club Associates: London; c1970, 1972; 254 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends faintly bumped, pages yellowed, page edges a bit darker (seen before in this edition); interior pages clean, no binding problems. A nice copy. Dust wrapper, with illustration by Barbosa, lightly edgeworn with a few tiny chips and closed tears, spine and rear panel lightly soiled. ; This fun Regency novel features Viscount Desford as the rescuer and protector of the runaway Cherry Steane and Desford's lifelong friend Henrietta Silverdale. Unfortunately most of the Viscount's efforts help lead to new confusion and misunderstanding.; "One of my favourite authors."- Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. Cover matches sample image. 
Price: 13.75 USD
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