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The Adventures of Elizabeth in Rügen [Rugen]

By Author not identified (but Mary Annette Beauchamp Russell, 1866-1941)

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1904. Square, tight, unmarked copy. Light cover soil. No owner's name or bookplate. Illustrated with a folding map, printed in colors. By the author of Elizabeth and Her German Garden. The author, a cousin of Katherine Mansfield, was born in Sydney, Australia. She went to live in Germany after marrying Count Henning von Arnim in 1890. There she wrote the first of several highly autobiographical novels, Elizabeth and Her German Garden (1898). Among her later works were: The Solitary Summer (1899), The Pastor's Wife (1914); The Enchanted April (1922); Love (1925); Jasmine Farm (1934); and Mr. Skeffington (1940). After the Count died in 1910, she married in 1916 Bertrand Russell's brother Francis, the second Earl Russell. It is said that her husband's infidelities led her into a series of affairs, including with Bertrand Russell and H. G. Wells. Original green cloth. . Second printing. Hardcover. Near Very Good condition. 8vo. 299pp .


In High Places

By Haston, Dougal

New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc., 1973. Clean, square, tight, unmarked copy. Dust Jacket has one short closed tear. Not a book club edition. Not price clipped (5.95). No owner's name or bookplate. No remainder mark. Original black cloth. Autobiography of this celebrated Scottish mountain climber and mountaineer. Includes accounts of the first ascent of Eiger Direct, and assaults on peaks in Scotland, Yosemite, the Alps, the Matterhorn, Eigerwand, Annapurna, the Roof of Cima Ovest, the Shroud on the Grandes Jorasses, Cerro Torre (Patagonia), and Everest. Index . First Printing of the First U.S. Edition. Hardcover. Very Good condition/Very Good dust jacket. 8vo. (viii), 168pp + 16 pages of photos.