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THE LOST WORLD

by ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE

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Published
2004
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Near Fine
Edition
First Good Reads Series
ISBN
9781403709851
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The Lost World is a science fiction novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930). It was originally published serially in the Strand Magazine, in 1912, and the character of Professor Challenger was introduced in this book. It is about an expedition to a plateau in the Amazon basin of South America where prehistoric animals still survive. The novel also describes… Read more
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THE REAL LIFE OF ALEJANDRO MAYTA

by MARIO VARGAS LLOSA

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Published
1986
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Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780374247768
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This is a stated first edition of The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta, by the Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa. It is a psychological portrait of a modern revolutionary and the account of an old friend's struggle to understand him. The novel probes the long and checkered history of radical politics in Latin America, by recounting the investigation into… Read more
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THE STORY-TELLER

by MARIO VARGAS LLOSA

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Published
1989
Condition
Fine
Edition
First, 2nd printing
ISBN
9780374270858
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$32.41

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The Story-Teller (El Hablador) is the 10th novel of the Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa (1936-), who won the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature. The story tells of Saúl Zuratas, a university student who leaves civilization and becomes a "storyteller" for the Machiguenga Native Americans. The novel discusses the Westernization of indigenous peoples through missions and through anthropological studies, and questions… Read more
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GREEN MANSIONS

by WILLIAM HENRY HUDSON

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Published
1970
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Near Fine
Edition
First
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$36.46

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The is a first edition from the classics series published by International Collectors Library in 1970. Green Mansions: A Romance of the Tropical Forest is a 1904 novel by the prolific Anglo-Argentinian writer William Henry Hudson (1841-1922). A failed revolutionary attempt drives the hero of Hudson's novel to seek refuge in the primeval forests of south-western Venezuela. There,… Read more
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THE DARIEN DISASTER

by John Prebble

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Published
1978
Condition
Near Fine
ISBN
9780906391020
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The Darien Disaster refers to a series of events which took place from 1698-1700, when the Scots defied the English and Spanish and tried to establish a settlement in Panama. What transpired cost 2,000 Scots their lives and firmly marked the end of Scotland's attempt at independence. It remains a scar on the Scottish psyche. The… Read more
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NEW YORKER: COVER SEED PACKETS FOR MEALS by ROZ CHAST

by NEW YORKER

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Published
1987
Condition
Fine
Edition
JUNE
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June 1, 1987. 118 Pages, no label or barcode Cover: Seed Packets for Meals, by Roz Chast Switzerland, Brasil, Avigdor Arikha See Table of Contents Scan Condition: Pristine; not read—all insert cards are still in it. Roz Chast (1954-) is an American cartoonist and a staff cartoonist for The New Yorker. Since 1978, she has published more than 800 cartoons in The New Yorker. She also… Read more
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NEW YORKER: WITCHES' COCKTAIL PARTY by CHARLES ADDAMS

by NEW YORKER

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Published
1987
Condition
Fine
Edition
NOVEMBER
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Nov 2, 1987. 182 Pages, no label or barcode Cover: Witches' Cocktail Party, Charles AddamsElvis, Chile See Table of Contents Scan Condition: Pristine Charles Addams (1912-1988), who often signed his work 'Chas',was an American cartoonist known for his darkly humorous and macabre characters.He was the creator of the Addams Family (his estate in New York was named 'The Swamp') and he… Read more
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DESIGN MAGAZINE: RIO de JANEIRO, ENGINEERING in DESIGN, PROBLEMS WITH GREEN DESIGN

by Design Magazine

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Published
1992
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
August
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$12.15

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Design was the journal of The Council of Industrial Design (Great Britain) and published from 1949 until 1999. It is 9 ¾" x 12 ¾"—too large to scan and my apologies for the photo. August 1992 Cover Metropolitan Toaster designed by Black & Decker and Smart Design Contents Design in Rio British Design Awards US Design Awards See Table of Contents Scan 114 Pages, Minor wear to the edges… Read more
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A FLAG ON THE ISLAND

by V.S. Naipaul

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Published
1978
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Fine
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This is the Andre Deutsch Russell Edition, and 1978 3rd printing of V.S.Naipaul's A Flag on the Island, his 7th book, originally published in 1967 (by Deutsch). It is 11 stories and a novella: A Flag on the Island is a story that began as a commissioned screenplay and was rejected by the director. This … Read more
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Borges, a Reader

by Jorge Borges

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Published
1981
Condition
Near Fine
ISBN
9780525476542
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$21.88

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Born in Buenos Aires, Jorge Borges (1899-1986) was educated in Europe and returned to Buenos Aires in 1921, where he co-founded several avant-garde literary periodicals. In 1955, after the fall of Juan Peron, whom he vigorously opposed, he was appointed director of the Argentine National Library. With Samuel Beckett he was awarded the 1961… Read more
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