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Sacré Bleu: A Comedy d'Art
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Sacré Bleu: A Comedy d'Art

by Christopher Moore

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9780061779749
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0061779741
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New York: HarperCollins / William Morrow, 2012. Hardcover. First Edition (stated) / full number line. Illustrated blue boards with half-band wrap. Map endpapers. 24 color illustrations. Text printed in dark blue ink. Fine book in a Near Fine half-band. Interior pristine. Spine straight and tight. Covers and half-band clean and bright. Spine ends lightly bumped. Crease to inner flaps of half-band. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 403 pages.Oh la la, quelle surprise, and zut alors! A delectable confection of intrigue, passion, and art history-with cancan girls, baguettes, and fine French cognac. Baker-turned-painter Lucien Lessard and bon vivant Henri Toulouse-Lautrec vow to discover the truth behind the untimely death of their friend Vincent van Gogh, which leads them on a surreal odyssey and brothel-crawl deep into the art world of late-nineteenth-century Paris.
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The Safety of Objects: Stories

The Safety of Objects: Stories

by A. M. Homes

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9780143122708
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0143122703
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New York: Penguin, January 2013. Trade Paperback. Full number line. Very Good. A few notes on first page, but text is unmarked. Spine straight, tight and uncreased. Covers clean and bright. Not from a library. No remainder mark. 171+21 pages. The breakthrough story collection that established A. M. Homes as one of the most daring writers of her generation. This extraordinary first collection of stories confronts the real and the surreal on even terms to create a disturbing and sometimes hilarious vision of the American dream. Included here are "Adults Alone," in which a couple drops their kids off at Grandma's and gives themselves over to ten days of Nintendo, porn videos, and crack; "A Real Doll," in which a girl's blond Barbie doll seduces her teenaged brother; and "Looking for Johnny," in which a kidnapped boy, having failed to meet his abductor's expectations, is returned home. These stories, by turns satirical, perverse, unsettling, and utterly believable, expose the dangers of ordinary life even… Read More
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Saints at the River: A Novel

Saints at the River: A Novel

by Ron Rash

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9780312424916
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0312424914
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New York: Henry Holt / Picador, July 2005. Trade Paperback. Near Fine. Interior pristine. Spine straight, tight and uncreased. Covers clean and bright with light corner wear. x+237 pages. When a twelve-year-old girl drowns in the Tamassee River and her body is trapped in a deep eddy, the people of the small South Carolina town that bears the river's name are thrown into the national spotlight. The girl's parents want to attempt a rescue of the body; environmentalists are convinced the rescue operation will cause permanent damage to the river and set a dangerous precedent. Torn between the two sides is Maggie Glenn, a twenty-eight year-old newspaper photographer who grew up in the town and has been sent to document the incident. Since leaving home almost ten years ago, Maggie has done her best to avoid her father, but now, as the town's conflict opens old wounds, she finds herself revisiting the past she's fought so hard to leave behind. Meanwhile, the reporter who's accompanied her to cover the story… Read More
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Saltwater: A Novel

Saltwater: A Novel

by Jessica Andrews

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9780374253806
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0374253803
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New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, January 2020. Hardcover. First Edition / full number line. Fine book in Fine jacket. Interior pristine. Spine straight and tight, tail bumped. Jacket clean and bright. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 304 pages.
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The Sands of Mars

The Sands of Mars

by Arthur C. Clarke

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New York: Signet / New American Library, January 1974. Mass Market Paperback. 4th printing. Signet 451-Y5754 $1.25. Binding straight and tight. Interior unmarked. No creases, folds, or tears. Light adhesion damage to covers. Not from a library. No remainder mark. 206 pages. In Clarke's first published full-length science fiction novel, renowned science fiction writer Martin Gibson joins the spaceship Ares, the world's first interplanetary ship for passenger travel, on its maiden voyage to Mars. His mission: to report back to the home planet about the new Mars colony and the progress it has been making. First published in 1951, before the achievement of space flight, Clarke addresses hard physical and scientific issues with aplomb-and the best scientific understanding of the times. Included are the challenges of differing air pressures, lack of oxygen, food provisions, severe weather patterns, construction on Mars, and methods of local travel-both on the surface and to the planet's two moons.
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The Santa Fe Opera: An American Pioneer

The Santa Fe Opera: An American Pioneer

by Phillip Huscher

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9780865345508
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0865345503
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Santa Fe, New Mexico: The Santa Fe Opera, July 2006. Hardcover. Bright red linen over boards with blind-stamped titles in pictorial jacket. Near Fine book in a Near Fine jacket. One inch stain to rear endpaper and a light scratch to rear cover. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 200 pages. Many color and B&W photos. 28 cm. Honoring the fiftieth anniversary of the Santa Fe Opera, this is a portrait of a pioneering American company that is recognized as one of today's most important international festivals. The Santa Fe Opera was founded with the idea of establishing an American style of opera. From the beginning, the company was forward-looking and modern in spirit, championing young American singers and new operas, and focusing on innovative repertory and theatrically-driven productions. With its stunning open-air theater set in the spectacular landscape of northern New Mexico's high mountain desert, it has become a place of pilgrimage--a destination for performers and audiences… Read More
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Satan's World serialized in Analog Science Fiction / Science Fact, May-August 1968
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Satan's World serialized in Analog Science Fiction / Science Fact, May-August 1968

by Poul Anderson

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New York: Condé Nast Publications, May - August 1968. Digest-size Magazine. Very Good. Interiors unmarked but lightly tanned. All covers clean and bright; June cover has a small tear. Mild edgewear. Satan's World is one of Poul Anderson's finest science fiction novels. It first appeared in print when it was serialized in the May-August 1968 issues of Analog Science Fiction / Science Fact magazine with cover art (May) by Chesley Bonestell and eight interior illustrations by Kelly Freas. In 1984, Satan's World was nominated for the Prometheus Hall of Fame Award. The story features flamboyant capitalist adventurer Nicholas van Rijn, owner of the Solar Spice and Liquors Company, and the Polesotechnic League, a mutual benefit association of interstellar merchants. Also includes Prometheus Hall of Fame Award nominated novelette "Conquest by Default" by Vernor Vinge and and Hugo finalist short novel "Hawk Among the Sparrows" by Dean McLaughlin with cover art (July) by Kelly Freas.
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Satow's Guide to Diplomatic Practice

Satow's Guide to Diplomatic Practice

by Ernest Satow; Lord Gore-Booth (ed); Desmond Pakenham (ed)

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Fifth Edition
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9780582501096
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0582501091
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London & New York: Longman, 1979. Hardcover. Fifth Edition. Eighth printing, 1995. Blue cloth over boards with silver lettering to spine. Sewn binding. Frontispiece portrait of Ernest Satow. Very Good+ book in a Near Fine jacket. Gift inscription on FFEP. Text pristine. Spine straight. Rubbing to jacket, light fading to spine. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. xx + 544 pages. An international classic. A comprehensive survey of the rules, laws and conventions covering the conduct of diplomacy, not only between individual nations, but also through international organisations. The fifth edition also covers commercial and economic functions of diplomacy, modern communications, and terrorism.
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Scenes of Parisian Life (complete eleven volume set)
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Scenes of Parisian Life (complete eleven volume set)

by Honore de Balzac; Honoré de Balzac

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Rittenhouse Edition
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Philadelphia: The Rittenhouse Press by arrangement with George Barrie's Sons, n.d. [c. 1895-1896]. Hardcover. Rittenhouse Edition. Matching Set. Black cloth over boards with blindstamped gilt lettering and decoration to front board and spine. Frontis to each volume. Good. Unmarked. Pages evenly toned. Bindings square. Gilt top edge dust soiled. Lettering and decoration to spine completely faded. Spine ends and some corners bumped and worn or frayed. Vol. 11 has half-inch tear to paper at top of spine. Not from a library. No ownership or other markings. Heavy item; extra charges for expedited or international shipping. CONTENTS. v. 1-11. Scenes of Parisian life: v. 1-2. The splendors and miseries of courtesans [tr.] by E. Sedgwick.--v. 3-4. The poor relations, first episode; Cousin Bette [tr.] by G. B. Ives; Pierre Grassou [tr.] by E. P. Robins.--v. 5. The poor relations, second episode : Cousin Pons [tr.] by W. Walton.--v. 6. History of the thirteen [tr.] by W. Walton.--v.7 History of the grandeur… Read More
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School of Sight-Singing : Practical Method for Young Beginners : Vocal (Schirmer's Library of...

School of Sight-Singing : Practical Method for Young Beginners : Vocal (Schirmer's Library of Musical Classics, 245)

by J. Concone

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9780793551026
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0793551021
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New York: G. Schirmer, 1986. Staple-Bound Paperback. Very Good. Small wet stain to rear cover and fore-edge, otherwise As New. No markings. Securely bound by two clean staples. Not from a library. 64 pages.
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Science, Technology and the Nuclear Arms Race
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Science, Technology and the Nuclear Arms Race

by Dietrich Schroeer

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9780471881414
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0471881414
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New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1984. Trade Paperback. Very Good. Spine square, tight and uncreased. Original bookseller's price stamp on half-title page and a 1.5 inch stain to pages 115-116 that does not affect legibility. No notes or highlighting. Cover rubbed with dog-ear crease on the rear cover. Light foxing to edges. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. xvi + 414 pages. A comprehensive survey of the nuclear arms race from a technological point of view, written to appeal to the scientist and non-scientist alike. Explores the motivation behind the development of various nuclear arms technologies and their deployment and examines the effects these technologies have on military, political and social strategies. Discusses the nature of deterrence and alternatives to it, arms control, and disarmament.
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Scorpia Rising (Alex Rider #9)

Scorpia Rising (Alex Rider #9)

by Anthony Horowitz

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9780142419854
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0142419850
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New York: Puffin Books, March 2012. Paperback. As New. Not damaged. No remainder mark. Not from a library. 402 pages.
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Scorpion Down: Sunk by the Soviets, Buried by the Pentagon: The Untold Story of the USS Scorpion

Scorpion Down: Sunk by the Soviets, Buried by the Pentagon: The Untold Story of the USS Scorpion

by Ed Offley

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9780465051861
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0465051863
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New York: Basic Books, March 2008. Trade Paperback. Fine. Interior pristine. Spine straight, tight and uncreased. Covers clean and bright. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 496 pages.
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The Scottish Highlands

The Scottish Highlands

by Dorothy Dunnett; Alastair Dunnett

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9781851581498
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1851581499
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Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing, 1988. Hardcover. Fine book in a Fine jacket. Slight edgewear, otherwise pristine inside and out. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. David Paterson's breathtaking color photographs of the Scottish Highlands--the fruit of seven years' labor--capture the atmosphere and character of the highlands in its endless variety of moods. These are accompanied by the personal memories and anecdotes of the Dunnetts interwoven with the legends and myths of one of the most beautiful countries on earth.
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Sea of Glass (Valancourt 20th Century Classics)

Sea of Glass (Valancourt 20th Century Classics)

by Dennis Parry

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9781941147115
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1941147119
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Richmond, Virginia: Valancourt Books, December 2015. Trade Paperback. Fine. Spine straight, tight and uncreased. Covers clean and bright with just the slightest hint of corner wear. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. x+226 pages. An exquisite blend of comedy, murder mystery, and surreal fantasy. Old Mrs. Ellison doesn't have much longer to live, and her scheming son Cedric is counting the days until he inherits her fortune. But his plans are upset by the arrival of his niece Varvara, a beautiful and wild young woman from a remote Chinese region known as the 'Sea of Glass', a strange land where wars are fought with crossbows and 'highly damaging curses' and where death may come at any moment in the form of a venomous barking spider. With the aid of a love-struck law student and a bibulous butler, Varvara aims to thwart the wiles of her evil uncle-but events take an unexpected and fatal turn in this unusual story, which is by turns hilarious and macabre.
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The Search

The Search

by Naguib Mahfouz; Najīb Maḥfūẓ; Mohamed Islam (trans), Magdi Wahba (ed)

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9789774241604
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9774241606
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Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 1987. Paperback. Third Printing, 1988. Very Good. Interior unmarked. Spine cocked and creased. Reading wear to covers and edges. Not from a library. No remainder mark. 126 pages. Translation of: al-Ṭarīq.
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A Second Legacy

A Second Legacy

by Joanna Trollope; Caroline Harvey

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First American Edition
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Hardcover
ISBN 13
9780670030149
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0670030147
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New York: Viking Penguin, October 2001. Hardcover. First American Edition (stated) / full number line. Near Fine book in a Near Fine jacket. Interior pristine. Spine straight and tight, ends lightly bumped. Jacket clean and bright with slight edgewear at spine ends. No tears, creases, or folds. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 346 pages. By Joanna Trollope writing as Caroline Harvey: A sweeping family saga follows two generations of courageous women across the globe, from war-battered Kabul to the battlements of aging castle in Scotland.
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The Second Treatise of Government (Library of Liberal Arts, 31)

The Second Treatise of Government (Library of Liberal Arts, 31)

by John Locke; Thomas P. Peardon (ed)

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9780672601934
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0672601931
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Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Eduational Publishing, 1952. Trade Paperback. First Edition, Twenty-first printing (stated), 1980. Very Good. Text Unmarked. Spine straight, tight and uncreased. Rubbing to covers. Dust stains to edges. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 139 pages.First published in 1690 under the title: An Essay Concerning the True Original Extent and End of Civil Government. The First Treatise attacks patriarchalism in the form of sentence-by-sentence refutation of Robert Filmer's Patriarcha, while the Second Treatise outlines Locke's ideas for a more civilized society based on natural rights and contract theory.
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The Secret War Against Hanoi: Kennedy's and Johnson's Use of Spies, Saboteurs, and Covert...

The Secret War Against Hanoi: Kennedy's and Johnson's Use of Spies, Saboteurs, and Covert Warriors In North Vietnam

by Richard H. Shultz Jr.

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9780060194543
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0060194545
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New York: HarperCollins, November 1999. Hardcover. First Edition (stated), third printing per number line. Near Fine book in a Fine jacket. Interior pristine. Spine straight and tight. Light dust stains to top edge. Jacket clean and bright. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. xviii + 432 pages. From 1964 to 1972, the United States executed an extremely secret campaign of covert operations against North Vietnam. Controlled by the Pentagon's Special Operations Group, under the cover name "Studies and Observation Group" (SOG), it was the United States' largest and most complex covert operation since World War II. The Secret War Against Hanoi is based on thousands of pages of recently declassified top-secret SOG documents, as well as interviews with sixty officers who ran SOG's covert programs and the senior officials who directed this secret war, including Robert McNamara, Walt Rostow, Richard Helms, William Colby, William Westmoreland, and Victor Krulak. It is the first-ever definitive… Read More
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The Secret of War : A Dramatic History of Civil War Crime in Western North Carolina

The Secret of War : A Dramatic History of Civil War Crime in Western North Carolina

by Terrell T. Garren

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9780871525451
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0871525453
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Spartanburg, South Carolina: The Reprint Company, 2004. Hardcover. First Edition, Second Printing, 2005. Fine Book in a Fine jacket. Pristine inside and out. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 387 pages. An historical account of Joseph and Delia Russell Youngblood, presented as an historical novel, tells of the effects--immediate and lasting--of the Civil War on their lives and those who came after.
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