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Letters From Moscow, Alanne, Anja
1 Alanne, Anja Letters From Moscow
Moscow Progress Publishers 1988 5010004747 / 9785010004743 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Avetisyan, Aramais 
First English language edition. Black and red embossed titles on brown leatherette boards, a Fine unmarked copy with complete dustjacket. The book is the result of the Finnish author's two year stay in Moscow as a trainee of the Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of the USSR and consists of short reports about the daily life of the Soviet capital. These include everyday problems, acquaintance with Moscow sights and meetings with Muscovites also public education and the Soviet people's leisure. First published in Finland in 1985 where it was awarded the prize of the Finland-USSR Society. Delightful drawings by Aramais Avetisyan. *** A SCARCE TITLE *** 
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The Infinite Plan, Allende, Isabel
2 Allende, Isabel The Infinite Plan
London Harper Collins 1993 0002241919 / 9780002241915 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A near Fine unmarked copy which has age toning to page edges with VG+ dustjacket which is not price clipped. 382 pages. Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden. The Chilean author's magnificent novel tells the story of Gregory Reeves, the son of Charles, an itinerant preacher. As a boy, Gregory accepts the endless journeying and poverty, never questioning the validity of his father's homespun philosophy of life - the infinite plan. But, as manhood approaches, Gregory finds himself increasingly possessed by a yearning to escape. Hankering after worldly wealth, he longs to breal away from the barrio, the teeming Hispanic ghetto of downtown Los Angeles where his family has finally settled. His quest takes him first to the killing fields of Vietnam, then to law school at Berkeley, and in the course of his life, he is influenced by a host of unforgettable characters: Olga, a fortune-teller from whom he first learns about love; Carmen, his beautiful, lifelong friend; Martinez, a ferocious Latino gang-leader; Susan and Joan, two inspirational feminist free-thinkers; Cyrus, a wise old communist intellectual; and the nameless narrator herself, who helps Gregory come full circle and discover his soul by turning back to his roots. 
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Grand Hotel, Baum, Vicki
3 Baum, Vicki Grand Hotel
London Geoffrey Bles 1930 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
FIRST EDITION, SEPTEMBER 1930 which precedes the American edition.. Black titles on blue cloth boards which are clean and unmarked. with no wear. Internally clean, tight and unmarked with just a touch of light foxing to closed edges. A Very Good + copy. The acclaimed work by the Viennese born author (1880-1960) made into a film in 1932, which won the Best Picture Oscar Award, starring Greta Garbo, John Barrymore and Joan Crawford. Set in Berlin's richly opulent art-deco Grand Hotel, it tells the story of five guests whose lives criss cross and whose fate intertwines over a two day period. The characters are an aging, lonely, suicidal ballerina, a dashing noble Baron, an ambitious, young typist, a terminally ill clerk and a ruthless German magnate. 
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4 Bemmann, Hans The Stone and the Flute
London Viking 1986 0670801860 / 9780670801862 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Map endpapers and unclipped coloured pictorial dustjacket by Julek Heller. Translated from the German by Anthea Bell. 855 pages. A magnificent and lengthy fantasy novel by the German Professor author which was the first published under his own name. Features the land of Fraglund where the people invite a renowned lawgiver and judge, the Great Roarer, to come and take over as chieftain. The lawgiver's son, Listener, is given a splendid stone as a gift from a dying enemy on the battlefield, a stone with magnificent power which begins his travels and adventures in search of his grandfather, the Gentle Fluter, who after he dies gives Listener his magical flute. PLEASE NOTE: A HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.2 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST **** NOT EX LIB **** 
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Tales of South Africa  -  An Anthology of South African Short Stories, Booysen, C. Murray  (compiled by)
5 Booysen, C. Murray (compiled by) Tales of South Africa - An Anthology of South African Short Stories
Cape Town Howard Timmins 1963 First Thus Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Signed by Author
Dark blue title on grey cloth boards which have a few specks to front. Internally very clean and unmarked. SIGNED BY CONSTANCE YOUNG with the dedication "J.I.H. - Thought you might be interested in this book - and pleased about the last stay - ears back, eyes forward - just made it! Best wishes. 1963 ". *** Constance Young is the author of the last story in this anthology ' Dark Moment' *** Other authors are Francis Brett Young, Francis Cary Slater, Pauline Smith, Uys Krige, Stuart Cloete, Herman C. Bosman, Nadine Gordimer, Jack Cope, Rodney Gedye, Daphne Rooke, Joy Packer, P.J. Schoeman, Alan Paton. With a preface by Prof. F.E.J. Malherbe. 
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The Life Of Benvenuto Cellini, Cellini, Benvenuto
6 Cellini, Benvenuto The Life Of Benvenuto Cellini
Geneva Edito-Service First Thus Hard Cover Fine No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Gold title and decoration to spine on dark green leatherette and mustard coloured leatherette boards. A Fine unmarked copy. Yellow page marker bound in. Uniform with Books That Have Changed Man's Thinking Series. Translated from the Italian by John Addington Symons. With an introduction and appreciation by Arthur Calder-Marshall. Portrait frontispiece and 29 illustrations. Not dated but circa late 1960's / early 1970's. 
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The Adventures of Don Quixote, Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel De
7 Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel De The Adventures of Don Quixote
London Methuen 1980 0416879101 / 9780416879100 First Thus Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Him, George 
Gold title and motif of the Don with a sword on brown boards which are clean and unmarked with noe wear. Internally clean, tight and unmarked with a touch of foxing to top edge. Dustjacket by George Him is complete with some fading to spine and a slight stain to lower spine. Translated by J.M. Cohen, abridged by Olive Jones and with 210 drawings by George Him. A wonderfully illustrated edition of this classic work 
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The Legend of Ulenspiegel and Lamme Goedzak, and Their Adventures Heroical, Joyous and Glorious in the Land of Flanders and Elsewhere, Coster, Charles De
8 Coster, Charles De The Legend of Ulenspiegel and Lamme Goedzak, and Their Adventures Heroical, Joyous and Glorious in the Land of Flanders and Elsewhere
London William Heinemann 1928 First Thus Hard Cover Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Gilt title on brown cloth boards which have a few minor marks and fading, a small amount of wear to spine head and tail and a few small bumps. Internally there is a cartoon of a banquet tipped in to front endpaper, a small cutting about the novel tipped in to the front pastedown, a small signature and date to half title page, age darkening to endpapers else clean, tight and unmarked. xiv + 677 pages. A Good + to. A new edition in one volume, previously published as two volumes in 1922. Translated by F.M. Atkinson with introduction by Edmund Gosse. A modern, not medieval, masterpiece in a tradition widely spread over the north of Germany, attributed a series of gibes and pranks to a certain peasant, Till Eulenspiegel, or Ulenspiegel, who may or may not have lived in the 13th century. His jokes were collected in chapbooks, the earliest of which are lost but of which from 1515 many versions still exist in Low German. **** A HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.02 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE EXTRA SHIPPING COSTS **** 
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9 Cross, Ian After Anzac Day
London Andre Deutsch 1961 First Edition Cloth Very Good Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Gold title on brown cloth boards. A small name to front endpaper and some age darkening to endpapers else very clean and unmarked.Dustjacket is price clipped and with a small tear to tail of spine. A novel, by the New Zealand author, of a civil servant who takes a young pregnant girl into his house which is told from within the characters' minds which is set in New Zealand. A SCARCE title in the UK. 
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10 Ferraris, Zoe The Night of the Mi'raj
London Little Brown 2008 0316027499 / 9780316027496 Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. Among the well-to-do families of Jeddah, Palestinian-born desert guide Nayir is an outsider, but when Nouf ash-Shrawi, the 16 year old daughter of a wealthy Saudi dynasty, disappears just before her arranged marriage, Nayir is the man the Shrawis trust to bring her home. Days later Nouf's battered body is found in a desert wadi, but Nouf's task is not over: he feels compelled to uncover the disturbing circumstances surrounding her death. 
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The Taker and Other Stories, Fonseca, Rubem
11 Fonseca, Rubem The Taker and Other Stories
Rochester, New York Open Letter - University of Rochester 2008 193482402X / 9781934824023 First Edition Hard Cover Fine No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy. Translated from the Portuguese by Clifford E. Landers. Rubem Fonseca (1925 -) is an important Brazilian writer who started his career with short stories which are considered the best part of his work. Comprises: Night Drive; The Taker; Betsy; Angels of the Marquees; The Enemy; Account of the Incident; Pride; The Notebook; The Eleventh of May; The Book of Panegyrics; Trials of a Young Writer; The Other; Happy New Year; The Dwarf; The Flesh and the Bones. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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12 Ford, Peter Shann The Keeper of Dreams
New York Simon and Schuster Books 2000 0684872196 / 9780684872193 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. A Fine unmarked copy with VG+ dustjacket which has a little creasing to inner front flap and is not price clipped. The Australian author's FIRST NOVEL. Dr. Robert Erhard was raised in Australia by a white couple who adopted him when he was a baby, he is a full blooded Aborigine, now working in Houston, Texas as a scientist. Deep in the central desert of the Australian Outback, a sacred stone containing codes and carvings of an Aboriginal group is stolen and if not recovered the elders believe that their people will die. Dr. Erhard is visited by an entity from his past who summons him home on a mission to avenge and save his people by recovering the artefact, an ancient call he has heard before as a child, a call in which he must abandon everything and honour his true identity, as Tjilkamata, his people's keeper of dreams. *** NOT EX LIB *** 
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Christopher Unborn, Fuentes, Carlos
13 Fuentes, Carlos Christopher Unborn
London Andre Deutsch 1989 0233980164 / 9780233980164 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A near Fine clean, tight and unmarked copy with dustjacket which is not price clipped. xi + 531 pages. Translated from the Spanish by Alfred Macadam and the author. Mexico is where the story takes place - the framework : attempting to appease a desperate populace by keeping it amused, the Mexican government of 1992 forcefeeds it with 'media events', one of them a huge prize offered for the first baby to be born on the anniversary of Christopher Columbus's landfall in the New World. Christopher's father Angel begets him on his mother Angeles exactly nine months before the anniversary. It is the foetus who then tells us what happens during those months. The tenth novel by one of the best known authors in the Spanish speaking world. **** A HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.01 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST **** 
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This I Believe  -  An A - Z of a Writer's Life, Fuentes, Carlos
14 Fuentes, Carlos This I Believe - An A - Z of a Writer's Life
London Bloomsbury 2004 0747573158 / 9780747573159 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A Fine copy with a Fine dustjacket. Translated by Kristina Cordero. The author is Mexico's leading author and has been his country's ambassador to France and has received many awards including the Legion D'Honneur in 1992. The book is an eclectic collection of his writings on numerous subjects grouped under headings and cover Personal, Literary Figures, Love, Death, Christ, Sex and much more. 
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Flying Fish  -  Memoirs of an Eighteenth-Century Venetian, Ghisalberti, Mario
15 Ghisalberti, Mario Flying Fish - Memoirs of an Eighteenth-Century Venetian
London William Heinemann 1950 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Silver title on green cloth boards which have a few minor marks but very clean with no wear. Internally very clean, tight and unmarked. Dustjacket is complete with some chipping to top and some wear. Translated by E.W. Dickes. An historical novel of an 18th century nobleman, he had known venal beauty in London and lost his good name, had sailed the Indian Ocean as a pirate, winning and losing fabulous jewels, had discovered perfect beauty, only to find it tainted with vice. For his niece it was otherwise, unhappily married in earliest youth, she fell in desparate love with a pupil of Tiepolo. The two intertwining stories purport to spring from an old manuscript discovered by the author. 
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16 Guareschi, Giovanni Comrade Don Camillo and Don Camillo and the Devil
Watford, Herts Companion Book Club 1964 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
A near Fine unmarked copy with VG+ dustjacket which is not price clipped (interestingly it shows price of 29/6 for original two vol.s by Gollancz and CBC price of 5/9). In Comrade Don Camillo, the Quixotic parish priest from the Po river valley, blackmails his way aboard a Red pilgrimage to Russia. The result, as might be expected, is that every sacred cow in the Soviet establishment is wide open to irreverent sabotage by the Vatican's jaunty secret weapon. Don Camillo and the Devil is a sparkling collection of extremely funny stories in which the Almighty is again pressed into the role of reluctant Arbiter in the perpetual war waged between His champion on Earth and Peppone, the Devil's advocate - according to Camillo! 
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Grop At Andra, Hedberg, Olle
17 Hedberg, Olle Grop At Andra
Stockholm P.A. Norstedt & Soners 1937 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Gilt title with 5 raised gilded bands and six compartments on brown half calf leather boards with leather corners and marbled sides which are clean and unmarked with just a touch of wear to corner tips. Internally very clean, tight and unmarked. A Very Good+ copy. **** SWEDISH TEXT**** A novel by the Swedish author (1899-1974) Carl Olof (Olle) Hedberg), a probing satirist of the Swedish middle classes. A very attractive binding. 
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18 Hijjawi, Reem You Don't Live the Moment Twice
Lewes, East Sussex The Book Guild 2003 0857767454 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine non price clipped dustjacket. Foreword by Dr. Nawal el Saadawi. The Palestinian author's collection of 15 short stories, in which she paints vivid, charming, and sometimes disturbing pictures of life seen through the eyes of Arab women. The book also addresses the difficult question of whether there can ever be true friendship between Palestinian Arabs and Jews, finding time and again that the best of intentions are pulled apart by the legacy of a long history. 
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When We Dead Awaken  -  A Dramatic Epilogue in Three Acts, Ibsen, Henrik
19 Ibsen, Henrik When We Dead Awaken - A Dramatic Epilogue in Three Acts
London William Heinemann 1900 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Green and black titles on light green cloth spine and dark green cloth boards which have some minor marks, a touch of wear to spine head and tail and corner tips, age darkening to spine and bumping to corners. Internally there is age darkening to endpapers, a name and date to front endpaper else generally very clean, tight and unmarked. A Good+ copy 160 pages + 32 page catalogue. Translated from the Norwegian by William Archer. Ibsen's play, first published in 1899, is of Professor Arnold Rubek, a celebrated sculptor, and his wife Maia, who find themselves tense and ill at ease while travelling. Maia finds herself drawn to Ulfheim, a brutal hunter who contrasts sharply with her cold, withdrawn husband. Rubek, for his part, encounters Irene, a beautiful woman from his past. Awakening memories, desires, and an acute existential crisis in Rubek, Irene leads him to a mountaintop and as they approach the summit, both are killed in an avalanche. From the valley below, Maia is singing exultantly. . **** NOT EX LIB **** 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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Letters from Burma, Kyi, Aung San Suu
20 Kyi, Aung San Suu Letters from Burma
London Penguin 1997 0140264035 / 9780140264036 Soft Cover Near Fine No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Htet, Heinn 
A near Fine clean and unmarked copy. xi + 209 pages. Illustrations by Heinn Htet. In these 52 pieces, originally written for a Japanese newspaper and begun soon after her release from house arrest, she paints a vivid,poignant yet fundamentally optimistic picture of her native land. 
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