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Long Live Sandawara.
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Long Live Sandawara.

By Johnson, Colin

Melbourne, Australia.: Quartet Books.. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1979. Hardcover. 0908128118 . 8vo - 21 x 13 cm.; 170 pp. A novel about Aboriginal issues and revolution by Johnson, whose nom de plume is Mudrooroo Narogin/Nyoongah, an Australian novelist, poet, playwright and essayist residing in Nepal. He is a Bibulman though there has been controversy over his ancestry. Minor wear on board edges; binding sturdy, text pages clean. Dust jacket slightly rubbed. .

$15.00

The Streets of Askelon.
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The Streets of Askelon.

By Aspler, Tony.

New York.: M. Evans and Company.. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1972. First American Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - 21 x 13.5 cm.; (6) - 199 - (3) pp. Charcoal gray paper over boards with black and gilt lettering on a blue cloth spine. The text block head edge is stained a dark blue (tad faded now) as issued. This is the first American edition. A novel about Bart O'Shea, an Irish poet, that explores the question of whether an artist has the privilege to break any and all rules. Methinks this has some basis in fact . . . Minor wear to the spine tips of the book and a small scuff (label removal scar?) on the front free end paper. Otherwise the interior is clean and the binding is sound. The unclipped pictorial dust jacket has very minor wear to the corners and spine tips. .

$8.00

The League of Frightened Men.
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The League of Frightened Men.

By Stout, Rex.

New York.: Farrar & Rinehart.. Very Good- with no dust jacket. 1935. First Edition. Hardcover. 12mo - 19.5 x 13.5 cm.; (4) - 308 pp. Black cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine and the front board. The text block head edge is stained green though evenly faded now. First edition as per the copyright page, 1935 with the F & R colophon. The spine lettering is very faded, the lettering on the front board is much better though not what I would call crisp and bright. Some minor scuffing and spots of soil on the cloth. Small attachment remains on the front paste down end paper most likely from a book plate or a bookseller's label. Slight spine lean. Otherwise clean with a sound binding. .

$325.00

The Hill of Gypsies and Other Stories
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The Hill of Gypsies and Other Stories

By al-Kafrawi, Said

Cairo, Egypt.: The American University in Cairo Press.. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1998. First Edition. Hardcover. 977424480X . 8vo - 20 x 12 cm.; x - 118 pp. Black paper with a faux leather finish over boards with gilt lettering on the spine. Translated from the Arabic edition of 1990 by Denys Johnson Davies. The translator has provided a 4 page introduction. Twelve stories in all that "revolve around village life and are often seen through the eyes of a child. Into the everyday fabric of life, described with a keen eye to detail, the writer weaves an extra dimension, an element of the mystical and the surreal." The jacket cover art is a painting by Maher Ali. .

$25.00

An Italian Called Mario.
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An Italian Called Mario.

By Irving, Peter.

London, UK.: Evans Brothers Limited.. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1954. Hardcover. 12mo - 18.5 x 12 cm.; 188 pp. A murder mystery set in the sleepy little Italian village of La Peille, a murder witnessed by a blind beggar. After being demobilized after World War II, the author, Irving, worked for the BBC, ran a small farm, and wrote novels. Red paper-covered boards with black spine lettering. Author's name "Irving" written in ink on the head and foot of the text block edges and a small inked notation on the front free endpaper; otherwise, a clean, tight volume. Dust jacket rubbed, lightly soiled, some edgewear and taped repairs neatly made on the verso side of the jacket. .

$35.00

Radius of Action.
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Radius of Action.

By Copp, DeWitt.

London, UK.: Hodder and Stoughton.. Very Good+ in Good dust jacket. 1960. First Edition. Hardcover. 12mo - 19 x 13 cm.; 247 pp. Burgundy cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine. Copyrighted by the author in 1959, it was not published until the following year. From the dust jacket: "From a seedy, one-man airport in the Northwest lumber country, an obsolete plane, flown by Collier, a pilot who considered himself an obsolete man, takes off with four passengers for a flight out over the mountains. Each of the five - four men and a woman - is burdened by serious personal problems, and each begins as a stranger to the others. Human and mechanical failure combine with a blinding storm to force the plane down in the wilderness from which there can be no escape until winter freezes the surrounding swampland." (Having read a few pages I learn that the pilot has only one eye. The plot thickens.) The book shows very mild wear to the externals (spine tips and board corners) and the text block edges are lightly foxed as are the back end papers. Otherwsie clean with a tight binding. The unclipped dust jacket has some light wear, the back panel is beginning to yellow and the front panels is scuffed that is best seen in reflected light. .

$15.00

Back to Anchorage.
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Back to Anchorage.

By Clarke, Tom E.

New York.: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard.. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1961. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - 21 x 13.5 cm.; 224 pp. Pale red linen cloth over boards with black lettering on the spine and the front board. Signed by the author, with an inscription to his brother-in-law Doug, on the front free end paper. Previous owner's name (a different person altogether) below that on the same end paper. The boards show mild shelf wear and there is a scuff on the back board just in from the fore edge. Otherwise clean and tight. A clear and removable archival cover has been fitted.; Signed by Author .

$20.00

Their Child.
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Their Child.

By Herrick, Robert.

New York.: Macmillan.. Very Good- with no dust jacket. 1903. First Edition. Hardcover. 16mo - 16.5 x 9.5 cm.; v - 95 pp. One of the "Little Novels by American Authors" series from this publisher with one page of publisher adverts at the back. Reddish-brown decorated cloth over boards, Patterned end papers. The text is printed on a laid paper. Illustrated with one photograph, a frontis piece of the author and 2 black and white drawings by Seymour Stone. Moderate wear to the externals, bumped and lightly worn board corners and spine tips and the cloth binding is faded (stained?) in patches on the fore edge margins of the boards though more so on the back board. Very minor and occasional foxing to the text pages. Otherwise clean with a tight binding. A clear and removable archival cover has been fitted. .

$15.00

The Hour of Conflict
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The Hour of Conflict

By Gibbs, (Arthur) Hamilton

New York.: George H. Doran.. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1914. First Edition. Hardcover. 12mo - 19 x 13 cm.; 296 pp. Green cloth over boards with with reversed gilt lettering - green lettering in gilded panels on the spine and the front board. Pictorial end papers. From a review of the book published in the Argonaut (a turn of the century San Francisco literary journal) in December of 1914: "When Everard Fortescue Leyden gets into trouble at the university and is sent own he betakes himself to France, ostensibly to study, but actually to play golf and to have a good time. Accidentally he makes love to a village girl, and when he tells her that he must leave her with the usual vague promises to return she throws herself into the sea and he believes that she has been drowned and that he is practically her murderer. Then come the years of remorse and a peculiar poignancy of grief as he realizes that he actually loved Toinette. Eventually he attempts suicide, and in the vagaries of approaching insanity he wanders once more to the little French village with the vague idea that Toinette is waiting for him in the sea and that he must join her there. He does actually attempt suicide for the second time, and by drowning, but he is rescued, and then the clouds suddenly lift and he recognizes the workings of a beneficent fate. The idea is an admirable one, and it is admirably carried out in a novel that is distinctly above the average. The book shows moderate wear to the externals (rubbed and lightly bumped board corners and spine tips) while the interior is clean and the binding is solid. A clear and removable archival cover has been fitted. .

$20.00

North. (a novel).
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North. (a novel).

By Hendryx, James B.

London, UK.: Hutchinson & Company.. Good with no dust jacket. Hardcover. 12mo - 17.5 x 11 cm.; 277 - (7) pp. Green cloth over boards with gilt lettering and decorations on the spine and the front board. Stated second edition on the title page with no date given. A story of the Yukon gold rush and the gold rush town of Dawson. Four pages of publisher's adverts at the front and 4 pages of adverts at the back. The externals show mild wear though the spine is quite sunned with none of the gilt left while the gilding on the front board is dulled. Three dark splothches in the fore edge margin of the front board. The text paper is browned from age though not brittle. Previous owner's name on the front free end paper. .

$12.00

Sow the Wind
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Sow the Wind

By Fredenburgh, Theodore

New York: Green Circle Books.. Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket. 1936. Hardcover. 12mo - 19 x 13 cm.; 314 pp. A novel centered on the island of Corsica by Fredenburgh (b. 1897), an American high school drop-out who went to war at age 15, then wandered through various jobs, wrote an initial novel, Soldiers March, traveled to Russia and Corsica, and returned to the US in 1933. This basically takes his life up to 1936, in Florida, when he published this novel. Light orangey beige boards with black spine lettering, front cover lettering and design are in black, spine has the publisher name of Macaulay. Light soiling on cover and text block edges, bit of finger smudging in text, one page is creased; binding is sturdy. Dust jacket is soiled, edgeworn with some tape repairs on the back side, front flap is corner clipped. .

$30.00

Young Men See Visions
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Young Men See Visions

By Mian, Mary

Boston, Massachusetts.: Houghton Mifflin / Riverside Press.. Very Good in Good+ dust jacket. (1958). Hardcover. 8vo - 20.5 x 13.5 cm.; (6) - 237 pp. Gray paper on boards with charcoal gray cloth on spine with white and red lettering. The text block head edge is stained red as issued. This is the second printing. The author's fourth book. Minor wear to the bottom fore corners and the spine tips, otherwise clean and tight. The unclipped dust jacket has moderate wear to the head and tail edges and most of that is at the spine ends. .

$10.00

How Janice Day Won
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How Janice Day Won

By Long, Helen Beecher

Akron, Ohio.: Saalfield Publishing.. Very Good+ in Fair dust jacket. 1917. Hardcover. 12mo - 18.5 x 12 cm.; vi - 310 pp. Orange cloth over boards with blue lettering on the spine and the front board and with blue border rules on the front board and the head and tail of the spine. First published by Sully of New York in 1914, this is a reprint by Saalfield. The book has minor wear to the spine tips, previous owner's name on the front paste down end paper and all text pages are age toned or browned though not brittle as is common with this publisher. Otherwise clean with a tight binding. The dust jacket has moderate wear to the edges and a closed tear of ~6 cm from the top fore corner into the front panel. From the dust jacket with reference to the Janice Day series: "An ideal series for girls from nine to sixteen". .

$15.00

The Cousins; A Tale
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The Cousins; A Tale

By F. W. I

London, UK.: Gall and Inglis.. Very Good- with no dust jacket. (1894). Hardcover. 12mo - 17.5 x 11 cm.; 96 pp. Pictorial blue cloth over boards. Illustrated with 3 full page black and white drawings of which one is the frontis piece. By the author of "Sandy Ross", "The Randalls", and "Arctic Stories" plus others. Tiger hunts and all, a Victorian amusement. The externals show moderate wear with bumped and lightly rubbed board corners and spine tips. Occasional and mild foxing within the text, otherwise clean with a good binding. The illustrated covers are still quite vibrant. A clear and removable archival cover has been fitted. .

$40.00

Ali Per Addepos, Alas para Addepos, Ailes pour Addepos, Wings for Addepos
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Ali Per Addepos, Alas para Addepos, Ailes pour Addepos, Wings for Addepos

By Astrid and Lucien J. Engelmajer

Soveria Mannelli. Very Good+. 1994. First Edition. Soft Cover. 0140074635 . 4to - 27 x 27 cm.; 57 pp of numbered text pages. The story is written in Italian, Spanish, French and English Illustrated with Astrid's unique manipulated images. The words are by 6 year old Alice. Printed by Arti Graffiche Rubbetino of Italy. "The best way to see is through your heart" - from St. Exupery. Published for the benefit of the Association for the Rights and Duties of HIV infected persons and AIDS victims. .

$20.00

How To Be Topp: A guide to Sukces for tiny pupils, including all  there is to kno about SPACE
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How To Be Topp: A guide to Sukces for tiny pupils, including all there is to kno about SPACE

By Williams, Geoffrey and Ronald Searle

London, UK.: Max Parrish.. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - 20 x 13 cm.; 105 - (1) pp. Burgundy cloth with gilt lettering on the spine. Illustrated front end papers and illustrated throughout the text with small black and white cartoon style drawings. A rather childish look at British school life. Minor wear to the externals with a clean interior and a soild binding. .

$7.50

The Goldberg Variations
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The Goldberg Variations

By Huston, Nancy

Montreal, Quebec.: Nuage Editions.. Near Fine. 1996. First Edition Thus. Softcover. 0921833350 . 8vo - 20.5 x 13.5 cm.; 172 pp. First published as "Les variations Goldberg" in Paris in 1981 and translated into English by the author for this, the first English edition. The cover edges show the mildest of shelf wear, otherwise the book appears to have been used very little if at all. .

$12.50

Survivals and Other Stories
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Survivals and Other Stories

By O'Sullivan, Vincent

Wellington, New Zealand.: Allen & Unwin / Port Nicholson Press.. Very Good. 1985. Softcover. 0868615463 . 8vo - 21 x 13.5 cm.; (8) - 152 pp. O'Sullivan's third book, a collection of 10 short stories. A few of these stories, the copyright page does not state which ones, had been previously published or broadcast. Minor wear to the edges of the front cover and both the front and back covers show scuff marks best seen in reflected light. Otherwise clean and tight. The illustration on the front cover is by Jeffrey Harris. .

$25.00

Diesel Mystic
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Diesel Mystic

By O'Brien, Gregory

Auckland, New Zealand.: Auckland University Press.. Near Fine. 1989. First Edition. Softcover. 1869400178 . 8vo - 20 x 13 cm.; 200 pp. The author's first novel and his second published book. Illustrated with black and white drawings by the author. From the back cover: "In the fabulous and exotic setting of small-town New Zealand, Diesel Mystic follows the amazing experiences of a 17-year-old narrator who drives between Dargaville and Ruawai accompanied at times by an imaginary woman". The covers show some very light scuffing best seen in reflected light and the text page margins are a tad age-toned or browned. .

$25.00

Rookwood
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Rookwood

By Ainsworth, William Harrison

London, UK.: J. M. Dent & Sons.. Very Good-. Hardcover. 12mo - 17 x 11 cm.; xvi - 394 pp. Everyman's Library edition. An historical gothic romance by the English novelist, Ainsworth (1805-1882), featuring Dick Turpin, a highwayman. This was the first of forty novels by Ainsworth and was a great success in its time. Frank Swinnerton writes a nice Introduction to this and includes a Bibliography. Green cloth-covered boards with gilt spine lettering. Boards are soiled; binding is sturdy, text pages clean. .

$10.00

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