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The Solitaire Mystery: A Novel about Family and Destiny

By Gaarder, Jostein

NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Hardcover, quarter purple cloth with gilt on white boards, very good; dj, illustrated, mylar-wrapped, very good. ". . . weaves together fantasy and reality, fairy tales and family history.

$12.50

A Word Child

By Murdoch, Iris

The Viking Press, 1975. 1st U.S. Hardcover, quarter yellow cloth on red boards, colored endpapers, slight dent in front bottom edge, very good; dj, price-clipped, edges scraped, tiny closed tears, inside flap creased. ". . . one of Iris Murdoch's most powerful novels.

$18.00

Pigs in Heaven

By Kingsolver, Barbara

HarperCollins, 1993. FIRST. Hardcover, quarter navy with gilt on blue boards, as new; dj, illustrated, mylar-wrapped, as new. Stated first.

$12.50

The Sign of the Seahorse: A Tale of Greed and High Adventure in Two Acts

By Base, Graeme

NY: Harry N. Abrams, 1992. 11 x 12 1/2. Hardcover, full-color cover, decorated endpages, 44 pages of full-color illustrations, as new; dj, full-color, full-page illus., as new. ". . . a sweeping drama of intrigue and excitement set in the beautiful but fragile underwater world of a coral reef." For readers of all ages.

$10.00

Requiem for Harlem. Vol. IV: Mercy of a Rude Stream

By Roth, Henry

NY: St. Martins Press, 1998. 6 1/2 x 9 1/2. Hardcover, library stamped inside ffep and block edge, sticker remnants ffep, otherwise very good; dj, mylar wrapped, very good. "[An] extraordinary work, one arguably unparalled." -- Sanford Pinsker, Philadelphia Inquirer.

$8.00

Gut Symmetries

By Winterson, Jeanette

London: Granta, 1997. FIRST. 5 1/2 x 7 1/2. Hardcover, blue cloth, very slight corner bump lower back, otherwise as new; dj, same corner bump otherwise as new. "Stretching ideas from the Greeks to the Grand Unified Theories of modern physics (GUTs), this is a story of earth and heaven; sex and the spirit; the real and the fantastic; male and female; science and religion.

$12.00

Tales of the Canadian North

By Oppel, Frank, compiler

NJ: Castle, 1984. FIRST. 6 3/4 x 9 1/2. Hardcover. Green boards with gilt, minimal page-turning soil, stain on top block edge, cover slightly scraped, otherwise very good; no dj. Forty-six well-illustrated stories by various authors about the Canadian North. A budget edition.

$10.00

Crampton Hodnet

By Pym, Barbara

NY: New American Library. Plume Books, 1986. PB. 5 1/4 x 8. Softcover, pictorial wrappers, shelfworn, some creasing, previous owner's note on ffep, pages browning, interior solid and clean. "Timeless . . . the most purely funny of all her novels. It will make you laugh out loud." -- The Washington Post Book World.

$6.00

The Time of the Angels

By Murdoch, Iris

NY: Viking Press, 1966. FIRST Am. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2. Quarter cloth on boards, bottem edges slightly shelfworn, otherwise very good; dj, shelfworn, price-clipped, few spots, closed tears and few chips, otherwise very good, Mylar-covered.

$25.00

The House of Childhood

By Kaschnitz, Marie Luise

Univ. of Nebraska Press, 1990. FIRST Amer. "Fascinating experiment in portraying personal history"; dj. F/NF.

$12.00

The Sacred and Profane Love Machine

By Murdoch, Iris

NY: Viking Press, 1974. FIRST Am. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2. Quarter cloth on boards, slight wear on top and bottom edges, otherwise as new; dj, slight wear on top and bottom eges, otherwise as new, Mylar-wrapped.

$32.00

The Foxes of Harrow

By Yerby, Frank

Garden City, NY: The Sun Dial Press, 1947. Reprint. 5 1/2 x 8 1/4. Purple cloth, embossed on front, spine bumped top and bottom, faint water stain on back, age-yellowed block; no dj. A famous example of an early "romance" novel by a very able practitioner. If you got your adolescent information about romantic relationships somewhere besides here, count yourself lucky.

$8.00

Crash Diet

By McCorkle, Jill

Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1992. First. 5 1/4 x 7 1/4. Hardcover, quarter red cloth, Black remainder stripe; dj lightly bumped. A very good copy, not price clipped. This is the author's first book of short fiction

$10.00

Schooling

By McGown, Heather

Doubleday, 2001. ARC. HC published in July 2001;as new.

$10.00

Send a Fax to the Kasbah

By Dunnett, Dorothy

New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992. PB. 5 3/4 x 8 1/2. Red boards, slight stains; no dj. Another offering by the tremendously talented and erudite writer of historical fiction.

$6.00

The Search

By Johansen, Iris

New York: Bantam Books, 2000. FIRST. 6 1/4 x 9 1/2. New York Times bestselling author of The Killing Game.

$8.00

Jackson's Dilemma

By Murdoch, Iris

NY: Viking Press, 1995. FIRST Am. 6 1/4 x 9 1/4. Quarter cloth on boards, shelf wear on bottom edges, otherwise as new; dj, very slight flaring on top, otherwise as new.

$17.00

In the Skin of a Lion

By Ondaatje, Michael

Penguin Books, 1988. Trade PB. A near fine copy; remainder ink top block; pages browning

$12.00

Henry and Cato (Copy 2)

By Murdoch, Iris

NY: Viking Press, 1977. FIRST Am. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2. Quarter cloth on boards, slight wear on bottom edges, otherwise as new; dj, Mylar-wrapped, closed tear bottom spine, otherwise as new.

$32.00

A Fairly Honourable Defeat

By Murdoch, Iris

NY: Viking Press, 1970. FIRST Am. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2. Quarter cloth on boards, small spots on top of block, slight page turning soil; dj, tiny crease on spine edge and tiny closed tear.

$25.00

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