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CITIES OF SALT; A Novel, Abd al-Rahman Munif; Peter Theroux
1 Abd al-Rahman Munif; Peter Theroux CITIES OF SALT; A Novel
New York Random House 1987 0394570081 / 9780394570082 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8 vo,.(21 cm.) 
blind-stamped cloth, gilt,pict spine, 627 pages, a clean, bright copy in a crisp, bright d.j, in protective mylar jacket, Translation of: Mudun al-milh, translated from the Arabic by Peter Theroux., 1st American edition, " ..first published in Beirut in 1984..set in an unnamed PErsian Gulf kingdom in the 1930s..tells the story of the disruption and diaspora of a poor oasis community following the discovery of oil there... Brings to life many of the political issues that have plagued the Mideast for most of this century..Munif writes from a unique vantage point: English-language readers have been given few opportunities before no to look at this situation through native eyes..." ( from the rear panel of d.j) 
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2 Agate, James; HERE'S RICHNESS! An Anthology of and By ...
London George G. Harrap. 1942 First Edition, Blue Cloth, Good Poor Hardbound 8 Vo., 
pp., 271, scattered foxing throughout, edges foxed, ink initial on frint end-paper, light edge wear, very slight spine fade, dust jacket has edge chips, tears with small losses,and over all light soil, spine of dust jacket faded, 
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3 Allan, Robert EVENING HOURS: POEMS AND SONGS
Glasgow David Robertson; Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh, Simpkin, Marshall and Co.. London 1836 First Edition Orig Cloth Poor Hardcover, 8 Vo., 
pp., xii, 217, [8] , disbound, orig cloth is soiled, corners bumped tears at spine ends, end papers missing and possibly half-title? , needs rebinding. Robert Allan , [1774-1841], Scottish weaver poet of Kilbarchan. His poems first appeared in a collection of Scottish poets in 1820. He emigrated to America in 1841, caught a chill while at sea and died on the 7 th day of June 1841 but six days after arriving in New York 
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4 Amis, Kingsley STANLEY AND THE WOMEN
United Kingdom Hutchinson & Co., 1984 0 09 156240 6 / 9780091562403 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8 Vo., 
red cloth, 255, (1) pp., in kylar protective d.j. 
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5 Amis,Kingsley JAKE'S THING
New York The Viking Press 1979 0 670 40471 3 / 9780670404711 First U S Edition, Hard Cover Fine Very Good 8 Vo., Dust Jacket Design By Abner Graboff 
two-tone cloth, 276 pages, very light soil to d.j. d.j. is NOT price-clipped, a clean, bright copy in mylar protective jacket. Is sex,specifically the female one, really worth it? What Jake finds out about himself after a lifetime of lechery, and about women, in general and in shattering particular, makes for an incisively hilarious and disturbingly true novel. 
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THE TOKEN OF FRIENDSHIP : an offering for all seasons : illustrated.., Anonymous
6 Anonymous THE TOKEN OF FRIENDSHIP : an offering for all seasons : illustrated..
Boston Phillips, Sampson & Company 1855 Hard Cover Very Good Hardbound 12 mo (19 cm) 
bound in black morocco blocked in gold and blind, 276 pages, a.e.g., [6] leaves of plates : (plates are engraved by W. H. Mote, J. Cochran, J. T. Willmore after R. T. Bott, J. P. Drew and D. Roberts.) illustrations (some color), p. 164 misnumbered "65" and p. 194 misnumbered "94", .t..p. preceded by 2 col. presentation plates (by W.C. Sharp. lithographer, Boston) some wear at edges, small area of damage at lower back cover, (leather pull), toning and some foxing to prelims rear endpaper toned. blind stamp on front endpaper, (R.& H. O'Hara, Booksellers Stationers, and Daguerrean Artists, Bowmanville, C.W.(Canada West) 
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WIND,SAND AND STARS, Antoine de Saint-Exupery; Lewis Galantiere; John O'Hara Cosgrave, II
7 Antoine de Saint-Exupery; Lewis Galantiere; John O'Hara Cosgrave, II WIND,SAND AND STARS
New York Reynal & Hitchcock 1939 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Hardbound, 8vo,. decorations by John O'H. Cograve. 
cloth, dust jacket, two-tone decorated covers, lettered in gilt on upper cover and spine, 306 pages, top edges stained blue, Illustrated lining-papers of a mountain in blue and white. first U.S. edition with pub's price of $3.50 on back panel of d.j., $2.00 on back flap of d.j., ex private library with bookplate inside front cover, some small edge tears, light chipping to spine ends, slight signs of shelf wear to d.j. on front panel, in protective mylar jacket, CONTENTS: The craft -- The men -- The tool -- The elements -- The plane and the planet -- Oasis -- Men of the desert -- Prisoner of the sand -- Barcelona and Madrid (1936) -- Conclusion..English translation of "Terre des hommes". Autobiographical account of air travel, captures the grandeur, danger, and isolation of flight. 
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ARISTOPHANES; Five Comedies, Aristophanes.; Benjamin Bickley Rogers
8 Aristophanes.; Benjamin Bickley Rogers ARISTOPHANES; Five Comedies
Franklin Center, PA The Franklin Library 1982 A Limited Edition Hard Cover Fine 8 vo,. Illustrated By Laszlo Matulay 
black, gitl dec. full leather binding, gilt spine,5 raised bands, all edges gilt,moire endpapers, silk page marker,xiv,403 pages,glossary ,"Notes from the Editors, (22 p), laid-in), "A book in the Greatest Books of All Time series." translated by Benjamin Bickley Rogers ; with the illustrations of Jean de Bosschere. CONTENTS: The Knights; The Clouds; The Birds; Lysistrata; The Frogs. Size: 8 Vo.23cm 
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KING COTTON, Armstrong Thomas
9 Armstrong Thomas KING COTTON
Toronto Collins 1948 First Canadian Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8 Vo,.22 cm. 
cloth, 928 pages, ex priv. library w/bookplate inside front cover, edge chips to d.j. with some small losses, spine of d.j. toned,d.j is NOT price-clipped, in protective mylar jacket, ...a young Lancashire man invents a new way of processing cotton..on the verge of prospering from his discovery the young man is forced to choose sides in the US Civil War..does he support his cotton suppliers the South or the North...champions of freedom...The Federal Government imposed a blockade on the Confederacy, starving the Lancashire mills of cotton. a grand read!! 
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THE BEST OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, Arthur Conan Doyle
10 Arthur Conan Doyle THE BEST OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
Franklin Center, Pa. The Franklin Library 1977 Hard Cover Very Good 8 Vo,.(24 cm) 
643 pages,,bound in full blue leather with blind-stamped, gilt decorated covers, gilt dec. spine, 2 raised bands, moire endpapers, silk page marker, a.e.g., port. frontis., illustrated, illustrations by Ben F.Stahl. A volume in "The 100 Greatest Books of All Time" series. "Notes from the editors" published as suppl. (22 p.) tipped-in.,, CONTENTS: A scandal in Bohemia -- The red-headed league -- A case of identity -- The Boscombe Valley mystery -- The man with the twisted lip -- The adventure of the blue carbuncle -- The adventure of the speckled band -- The adventure of the noble bachelor -- The adventure of the copper beeches -- Silver blaze -- The Musgrave ritual -- The naval treaty -- The final problem -- The adventure of the empty house -- The adventure of the Norwood builder -- The adventure of the dancing men -- The adventure of the solitary cyclist -- The adventure of black Peter. 
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11 Artzibashev, Michael; SANINE, A Russian Love Novel,
New York Hartsdale House 1932 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Poor 8 Vo., Illustrations By Cameron Wright 
dec cloth, pp.,328, illustrated, frontis., full page plates and text illustrations by Camroan Wright, translated into English by Percy Pinkerton, ex private library with bookplate inside front cover, piece missing from d.j. at top of spine spine of d.j. soiled, small chips and tears to d.j. edges. ..incestuous,a nd written with an eye to commerce.On the other hand, it was revolutionary and a political bombshell made to order for a revolutionary party. [from the d.j] 
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12 Atwood, Margaret; BODILY HARM;
Toronto McClelland & Stewart, 1981 0 7710 0812 0 / 9780771008122 First Edition Cloth Very Good Very Good Hardbound 8 Vo., 
pp., 301, very minor wear to edges of book and d.j. else a v.g. copy 
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13 Aubert, O.L. CELTIC LEGENDS OF BRITTANY
Kerangwenn, Brittany, France Coop Breizh 2000 2 909924 15 7 / 9782909924151 Fifth Edition Paperbound Fine 8 Vo., 
pict paper wraps, v, 178, (2), 10 full page b & w illustrations, Introduced by Ch,Le Goffic,Illustrations by E.Daube 
Price: 17.50 USD
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14 Auerbach, Berthold BARFUSSELE
Stuttgart and Augsburg J.G. Cotta 1856 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 12mo 
bound in red buckram, gilt spine, pp.,255, (2) adverts,some scattered light foxing, small damage to lower edge of front cover near foreedge, else a tight, sound copy 
Price: 95.00 USD
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15 Aw, Tash THE HARMONY SILK FACTORY
London, United Kingdom Fourth Estate Ltd 2005 000718204x / 9780007182046 First U K Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo 
orange cloth, 362, new, first UK edition, first impression in mylar protective d.j. Long-listed for the 2005 Man Booker prize, " Tash Aw's extraordinary first novel , juxtaposes three accounts of a crucial and haunting episode in the history of a Malayasian Chinese family." (from the dust jacket. 
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16 Ballantyne, R. M. DIGGING FOR GOLD Or Adventures in California
London James Nisbet... Later Printing Red.pict.cloth, Very Good Hardcover Sm.8 vo. Author Signature Laid-in
124, 32 pp catalogue, illustrated, frontis. by Matt. B. Hewerdine, 2 full page b & w plates, author signature from letter, laid-in, six line ink inscription on front free endpaper, (given as a birthday present, not associated with author sig.) front hinge cracked, damage to center page of one of the adverts at rear with some loss of text, creasing to last 7 pp of text and one pp of adverts., light wear at edges, corners, light wear at spine ends, some cover soil. 
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RED ROONEY Or The Last of the Crew, Ballantyne, R.M.
17 Ballantyne, R.M. RED ROONEY Or The Last of the Crew
London James Nisbet & Co. 1886 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dust Jacket, 8 Vo., 
Red, pict. cloth, cover & spine, pp., vi, 442, 24 pp of pub's adverts, illustrated, frontis., pict half-title, 4 full page plates from woodcuts, beveled baords, light spine fade, wear at corners, light wear at edges, small tears in spine ends, hinge paper cracked but hinges are firm, 3 line ink inscription on reverse of half title dated Christmas 1886, minor soil to some text pages, a firm bright copy. A story set in the Canadian Arctic north of Baffin Island 
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PERE GORIOT, Balzac, Honore De
18 Balzac, Honore De PERE GORIOT
Franklin Center, PA The Franklin Library 1977 Hard Cover Fine 8 vo,. Illustrations By Eugene Abot 
bound in green full leather, gilt dec. cover and spine, 387 pages, illustrated, 5 raised bands, moire endpapers, all edges gilt, silk page marker, as new, unread, A volume in the series, '100 greatest books of all time.' A limited edition. 'Notes from the editors' 22 p., included, Size: 8 Vo., 
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MEZZOTINTS, Barker Laura Cooke
19 Barker Laura Cooke MEZZOTINTS
Wausau, Wisc Philosopher Press 1900 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 8 Vo., (20 cm) 
gilt dec.purple cloth, 70 pages,deckle edges, title page vignette in color, (design of cover and title page by Agnes Bassett) some scattered foxing,some uneven fading to coves, spine faded, Laura Elizabeth Cooke was the daughter of Pittt Cooke and Mary Townsend Cooke . (Pitt Cooke was the brother of Jay Cooke, the Civil War financier.) She wrote several books . Her first book was entitled A Strange Experiment, (1897) was also published by the Philosophers Press of Wisconsin.The Sandusky Register (Ohio)reported in its April 29, 1900 issue that Laura's poems were "especially interesting from a psychological standpoint, showing how the mind of the woman of strict orthodox training refines and interprets human desires." All of her books are difficult to find. 
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CLEAR : A Transparent Novel....  First Edition, Barker, Nicola
20 Barker, Nicola CLEAR : A Transparent Novel.... First Edition
London 4th Estate 2004 000719241X / 9780007192410 First Edition Hard Cover FINE FINE 8 Vo,.(22 cm) 
cloth, dust jacket, 346 pages, fine edition, first printing, d.j is NOT price-clipped, Set during the 44 days in Fall 2003 that the American illusionist David Blaine spent without food suspended over the Thames in a clear plastic box. The narrator is a young man called Adair MacKenny, who works in the London Assembly building and consequently finds his path to and from work impeded by Blaine lovers and haters. Even those who never make the journey down to Tower Bridge appear to be touched in some way. A bizarre novel from a brilliant, young UK novelist. 
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