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Masterworks of 20th Century Russian Literature and Illustration. New York Bloomsbury Auctions: May 21, 2008. Softcover. 8.5"x12", 130 pages, 206 lots, color illustrations. Minor wear.

Inventory #: 35765
Price: $ 25.00       




Alleyn, Susanne. A Far Better Rest. New York Soho Press: 2000. A novel of France and the French Revolution taking up what Dickens left out of 'A Take of Two Cities' - an imagined biography of Sydney Carton as he becomes a participant in politics, journalism and the formation of the Republic. Hardcover. 6.5"x9.5", 353 pages, dj light wear.

Inventory #: 6500
Price: $ 10.00       




Bayley, John. The Order of Battle at Trafalgar and Other Essays. New York Weidenfeld & Nicholson: 1987. A "sparkling collection of essays", including studies of Keats, Hardy, Tolstoy, Pushkin, Solzhenitsyn, and many more. Hardcover. 6"x9", 224 pages, dj near fine.

Inventory #: 6538
Price: $ 10.00       




Benson, E.F. Miss Mapp [and] The Worshipful Lucia [and] Trouble for Lucia. New York Harper & Row: 1987. Volumes 4, 5 and 6 in the charming and popular "Make Way for Lucia" series by E.F. Benson, almost as popular these days as when they first appeared in the 1930s. 3 vols. Softcover. 5"x8". Near fine.

Inventory #: 6654
Price: $ 10.00       




Cannell, Dorothy. The Thin Woman. Book Club edition: 1984. "An ingenious treasure-hunt, part 'Masquerade', part country-house mystery, complete with dotty English family". Hardcover. 5.5"x8.5", 242 pages, dj light wear.

Inventory #: 6663
Price: $ 10.00       




Caponegro, Mary. The Star Cafi. New York Charles Scribner's Sons: 1990. "A strikingly original debut (introducing) a young American writer of extraordinary range and technique". Hardcover. 6"x8.5", 180 pages, dj near fine.

Inventory #: 6708
Price: $ 10.00       




Corvo, Frederick Baron (Frederick William Rolfe) Hadrian the Seventh. New York Dover Publications: 1969. A reprint of the 1904 novel which features an unemployed English writer who is unexpectedly elected Pope. Softcover. 5.5"x8.5", frontispiece near fine.

Inventory #: 6498
Price: $ 10.00       




Crichton, Michael. Disclosure. A Novel. New York Alfred A Knopf: 1993. A novel of sexual politics in the computer industry. Hardcover. 5.5"x8.5", 370 pages, dj light wear.

Inventory #: 7327
Price: $ 10.00       




Dillard, Annie. An American Childhood. New York Harper & Row: 1987. In Pittsburgh in the 1950s Dillard's father quits his corporate job to take a boat down the Ohio River, and her mother makes sure Annie and her sisters learn to "tell a joke, dance all night and bet a poker hand". "A sweeping, original book, a classic story of the dawning of an American consciousness". Hardcover. 6"x9.5", 255 pages, dj a nice copy with a very slightly bowed cover.

Inventory #: 6656
Price: $ 10.00       




Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. New York Modern Library: (1950s). Hardcover. 5"x7", 612 pages, dj lightly dusty, jacket with light wear.

Inventory #: 5973
Price: $ 10.00       




Friedman, Bonnie. Writing Past Dark. Envy, Fear, Distraction, and Other Dilemmas in the Writer's Life. New York Harper/Collins: 1993. Hardcover. 6"x9.5", 146 pages, dj front endpaper removed inscription.

Inventory #: 6497
Price: $ 10.00       




Gerrard, Christine. The Patriot Opposition to Walpole. Politics, Poetry and National Myth, 1725-1742. Oxford Clarendon Press: 1994. "This is the first full-length study of the so-called Patriot opposition to the Walpole Administration which reached its height during the clamour for war against Spain at the turn of the 1730s. The book examines the interrelationship between patriotism, politics, and poetry in the period 1725-1742... Drawing on the literature, prints, architecture and statuary of the 1730s Christine Garrard also explores in depth two of the decades most powerful patriotic myths- Saxon or 'Gothic' liberty, and Elizabethan greatness." A surprisingly uncommon book. Hardcover. 6.5"x9.5", 273 pages, b/w illustrations, dj a nice copy.

Inventory #: 30562
Price: $ 100.00       




Gordon, Mary. The Company of Women. A Novel. Book Club edition: 1980. "Funny, moving and provocative, this is the story of five women who have become close friends because of their common devotion to a dynamic priest whose special vocation is working women". Hardcover. 5.5"x8.5", 278 pages, dj light wear, a little soil.

Inventory #: 6648
Price: $ 10.00       




Gould, Lois. A Sea-Change. Softcover. 5.5"x8.5", 163 pages, light wear.

Inventory #: 6501
Price: $ 5.00       




Hansen, Ron. Mariette in Ecstasy. A Novel. Edward Burlingame Books: 1991. 1st prtg. When a young postulant at a convent in upstate New York begins bleeding from her hands, feet and side, the convent is thrown into turmoil. Is she a clever faker, an hysterical teenager, or being touched by God? Hardcover. 6"x9.5", 179 pages, dj near fine.

Inventory #: 6533
Price: $ 10.00       




Heinemann, Larry. Paco's Story. A Novel. New York Farrar Straus Giroux: 1984. A young medic in Vietnam. Softcover. 6"x9", 210 pages, near fine.

Inventory #: 6525
Price: $ 10.00       




Hoffman, Alice. At Risk. New York G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1988. A young girl in a suburban New England town struggles with AIDS. Hardcover. 6"x9", 219 pages, dj near fine.

Inventory #: 6650
Price: $ 10.00       




Jolley, Elizabeth. Stories. New York Viking: 1988. "Stories" combines in a single volume Jolley's two acclaimed short story collections- "Five Acre Virgin" and "The Traveling Entertainer". Hardcover. 6"x9", 312 pages, dj remainder mark, else very nice.

Inventory #: 6539
Price: $ 10.00       




Mortimer, John. Paradise Postponed. New York Viking: 1985. Why did a left-leaning rector in a staid English village leave his substantial estate to Leslie Titmuss- a social climbing politician "whose single-minded lust for profit and personal advancement had come to symbolize all that was wrong with Mrs. Thatcher's Britain? That is the mystery at the core of a novel that is wickedly funny, totally absorbing, and marvelously observant of social ways and means". Hardcover. 6.5"x9.5", 373 pages, dj light wear.

Inventory #: 6660
Price: $ 10.00       




Neider, Charles (ed.).. The Complete Short Stories of Mark Twain. Garden City Doubleday: 1957. Hardcover. 5.5"x8.5", 676 pages, dj moderate wear.

Inventory #: 6536
Price: $ 10.00       




Odoevzev, Irene. All Hope Abandon. New York Pantheon: 1949. In postwar Russia a famous poet, celebrated ballet dancer, and decorated field marshal rise and fall within the vast machinery of the Soviet state. A tale of the elite in Soviet Russia, and how their very lives are not their own, for the more prominent you are, the more precarious is life, and the more abysmal the final degradation... Hardcover. 5.5"x8.5", 281 pages, dj light soil, a little wear.

Inventory #: 6649
Price: $ 10.00       




Okri, Ben. Stars of the New Curfew. New York Viking: 1988. "A marvelous storyteller, Ben Okri sets six stories in the chaotic streets of Lagos and the jungle heart of Nigeria. All the laws of cause and effect, fact and fiction, are suspended. It is a world where the lives of the powerless veer terrifyingly close to nightmare". Hardcover. 5.5"x8.5", 194 pages, dj near fine.

Inventory #: 6147
Price: $ 10.00       




Ryan, Conall. House of Cards. New York Alfred A. Knopf: 1989. A professional poker players teaches problem youths to play the game as he himself prepares for the biggest game of his life... Hardcover. 6"x8.5", 305 pages, dj light wear.

Inventory #: 6659
Price: $ 10.00       




Shammas, Anton. Arabesques. A Novel. New York Harper & Row: 1988. A provocative novel by a Jewish Palestinian author exploring themes of "home and homelessness, solidarity and dispossession". Hardcover. 5.5"x8.5", 263 pages, dj near fine.

Inventory #: 6476
Price: $ 10.00       




Simon, Rachel. Little Nightmares, Little Dreams. Stories. Boston Houghton Mifflin: 1990. "The debut of an accomplished writer whose stories range from the erotic world of rootless young Americans to the shared dreams of the very old". Hardcover. 5.5"x8.5", 212 pages, dj jacket rubbed.

Inventory #: 6658
Price: $ 10.00       




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