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Swan Lake

by Helprin, Mark Illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg

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Published
1989
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1st edition
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Ariel Books, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1989. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/No jacket. "The two-time Caldecott medalist illustrates Mark Helprin's enchanting story of the characters in Tchaikovsky's famous ballet." [Pub. Info] Amazing illustrations. 1ST EDITION
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The Complete 'Yes Minister: The Diaries of a Cabinet Minister'

by Hacker MP, the Right Hon. James; edited by Jonathan Lynn and Antony Jay

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Published
1987
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Fine
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1st edition
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Salem House Publishers, Topsfield. Massachusetts, 1987. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. "In the spring of 1983 the BBC TV series 'Yes Minister' became the first program ever to win the British Academy award for the Best Comedy Series for three years running." [Pub. Info] First published by the British Broadcasting Corporation. Some very minor wear to dust jacket edges.… Read more
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Les MisŽerables

by Hugo,Victor; Translated by Charles E. Wilbour

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Published
1943
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Very Good
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1st edition
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The Book League of America, NY, 1943. 1st edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No jacket. "Introducing one of the most famous characters in literature, Jean Valjean - the noble peasant imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread - 'Les Miserables' ranks among the greatest novels of all time. Victor Hugo ventures deep into the Parisian underworld, immersing into a battle between… Read more
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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court [Slipcase]

by Twain, Mark (Clemens, Samuel L)

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Published
1948
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Fine
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1st edition
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The Heritage Press, NY, 1948. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 1st thus. A beautifully produced book.
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A Thief of Time

by Hillerman, Tony

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"At a moonlit Indian ruin where 'thieves of time' ravage sacred ground in the name of profit, a noted anthropologist vanishes while on the verge of making a startling, history-altering discovery. Amid stolen goods and desecrated bones, two corpses are discovered, shot by bullets fitting the gun of the missing scientist.Navajo Tribal Policemen Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee must plunge… Read more
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The Old Wives' Tale

by Bennett, Arnold

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Published
1940
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1st edition
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Heritage Press, NY, 1940. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. A classic, with a preface by Bennett, an Intodution by Frank Swinnerton, and illustrations by John Austen. 729 pgs. Book is Fine: slipcase is Very Good, with some bumping and wear.
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The Waverly Novels [17 volumes]

by Scott, Walter

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Published
1900
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Very Good
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1st edition
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Peter Fenelon Collier & Son, NY, 1900. 1st edition. Hardcover. Very Good/NDJ. Some bindings are fragile, but collection as a whole is is sound. Not a complete set of Scott's works, but a significant representation. 1st thus.
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The Complete Short Fiction of Joseph Conrad: The Stories and The Tales (4 vols.)

by Conrad, Joseph

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Published
1991
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Fine
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1st edition
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Ecco, Hopewell NJ, 1991. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Edited, introduction by Samuels Hynes.
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Book: a novel

by Grudin, Robert

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Published
1992
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Random House, NY, 1992. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. "A hilarious college caper lampoons critical theorists, spoofs the New York publishing scene, and parodies seventeen separate literary forms as it follows a search for the missing Professor Adam Snell and his book." [Pub. Info]
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The Dream at the End of the World: Paul Bowles and the Literary Renegades in Tangier

by Green, Michelle

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Published
1991
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HarperCollins, NY, 1991. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "Fleeing New York in 1947, Paul Bowles settled in raffish Tangier, a wellspring for his fiction. Through the 1960s and early '70s, this haven for expatriates exerted its pull. Truman Capote, Tennessee Williams, Susan Sontag and Woolworth heiress Barbara Hutton were among the city's visitors and residents. Then the dream died, though… Read more
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The Things They Carried

by O'Brien, Tim

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Published
1990
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1st edition
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Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1990. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "A classic work of American literature that has not stopped changing minds and lives since it burst onto the literary scene, 'The Things They Carried' is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling." [Pub. Info] Vivid stories of the Vietnam War by the National Book… Read more
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The Tower of Babel

by Canetti, Elias

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Published
1947
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1st edition
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Knopf, NY, 1947 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "The Nobel Prize in Literature 1981 was awarded to Elias Canetti 'for writings marked by a broad outlook, a wealth of ideas and artistic power.' [Nobel Prize]. Minor wear to top of spine of dust jacket. 427 pages. 1ST AMERICAN EDITION
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The Sheltering Sky [50th Anniversary Edition]

by Bowles, Paul

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Published
1999
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ECCO/HarperCollins, NY, 1999. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "In this classic work of psychological terror, Paul Bowles examines the ways in which Americans apprehend an alien culture - and the ways in which their incomprehension destroys them. The story of three American travelers adrift in the cities and deserts of North Africa after World War II, 'The Sheltering Sky' is at once merciless… Read more
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Foretaste of Glory

by Stuart, Jesse

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Published
1946
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1st edition
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Dutton, NY, 1946. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "The citizens of the small town of Blakesburg see the aurora borealis and decide Judgment Day has come in this 1946 best-seller." [Pub. Info] A compelling novel by Kentucky's master story-teller. Fine in a Fine dust jacket. 1ST EDITION
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Master of the Inn

by Herrick, Robert

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Published
1951
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1st edition
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Charles Scribner's Sons, NY, 1951. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "Robert Welch Herrick (1868-1938) was a novelist who was part of a new generation of American realists. His novels deal with the turbulence of industrialized society and the turmoil it can create in sensitive, isolated people." [Pub. Info] Some sun-fading to front cover of dust jacket. 1ST EDITION, 2ND PRINTING
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The Haunted Bookshop

by Morley, Christopher; Illustrations by Douglas Gorsline

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Published
1955
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J. B. Lippincott, NY, 1955. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. "Roger Mifflin returns in 'The Haunted Bookshop', which unfolds in his Brooklyn store. The spirits of great literature haunt the shop, providing an atmospheric background for the tale of a young ad man, Aubrey Gilbert, who's smitten with Roger's comely assistant, Titania. When Aubrey notices a suspicious-looking character skulking in a… Read more
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Parnassus on Wheels

by Morley, Christopher; Illustrations by Douglas Gorsline

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Published
1955
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J. B. Lippincott, NY, 1955. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. "In 'Parnassus on Wheels', 39-year-old Helen McGill is weary of keeping house for her bachelor brother. When red-bearded bookseller Roger Mifflin rolls into town, she impulsively purchases his mobile bookshop. Roger promises to teach Helen the trade and together they hit the road for a series of winsome adventures throughout New… Read more
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The Phantom of the Opera

by Leroux, Gaston; Foreword by Peter Haining

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Published
1992
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Barnes & Nobel Books, Ny, 1992. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "First published in French as a serial between September 1909 and January 1910, 'The Phantom of the Opera' is a riveting story that revolves around its young Swedish protagonist, a chorus girl at the Paris Opera House. She begins hearing the voice of the phantom, who teaches her how to sing… Read more
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European Fiction

by Magill, Frank N (editor); Dayton Kohler (story editor)

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Published
1964
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Salem Press Inc, NY, 1964. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine . "A summation of type of work and identification of characters or philosophic spokesman. A precise critique, a sharp identification of the vehicle, telegraphically brief. Then the story, capsuled to give the complete, vital essentials. Scholarly, exact bibliography." [Dust jacket] Slight wear to extremities.
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The Life of the Bee

by Maeterlinck, Maurice; translated by Alfred Sutro

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Published
1915
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1st edition
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Dodd Mead, NY, 1915. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fair]. "Nobel Prize winner Maurice Maeterlinck offers brilliant proof that 'no living creature, not even man, has achieved in the center of his sphere, what the bee has achieved.' From their amazingly intricate feats of architecture to their intrinsic sense of self-sacrifice, Maeterlinck takes a 'bee's-eye view' of the most orderly… Read more
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