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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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Tales of South Africa  -  An Anthology of South African Short Stories, Booysen, C. Murray  (compiled by)
4 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
5 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
6 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
7 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 WILL REQUIRE EXTRA SHIPPING COSTS **** 
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The Taker and Other Stories, Fonseca, Rubem
8 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. 
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Christopher Unborn, Fuentes, Carlos
9 Fuentes, Carlos Christopher Unborn
London Andre Deutsch 1989 0233980164 / 9780233980164 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 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 WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST **** 
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This I Believe  -  An A - Z of a Writer's Life, Fuentes, Carlos
10 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
11 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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Grop At Andra, Hedberg, Olle
12 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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When We Dead Awaken  -  A Dramatic Epilogue in Three Acts, Ibsen, Henrik
13 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 **** 
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Measuring the World, Kehlmann, Daniel
14 Kehlmann, Daniel Measuring the World
London Quercus 2007 1847240453 / 9781847240453 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. First edition, first printing. Translated from the German by Carol Brown Janeway. Towards the end of the 18th century, in the heyday of the German Enlightenment, the naturalist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt, a Prussian aristocrat, travels down the Orinoco, climbs the highest mountain, counts lice on the heads of the natives, and explores every hole in the ground. The mathematician and physicist Carl Friedrich Gauss, a man born in poverty who will be recognised as the greatest mathematicion since Newton, does no even need to leave his home in Gottingen to know that space is curved. The novel brings the two eccentric geniuses to life, their balancing actbetween loneliness and love, absurdity and greatness, failure and success. **** NOT EX LIB **** 
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Letters from Burma, Kyi, Aung San Suu
15 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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The Holy City  -  Jerusalem II, Lagerlof, Selma
16 Lagerlof, Selma The Holy City - Jerusalem II
New York Doubleday, Page 1918 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Gilt title and decoration on blue cloth boards which have a minor light mark to back, an indentation to front, age darkening to spine, light bumping to corner tips but no wear. Internally there are two felt tip marks to lower edge and light creasing to some pages corners else clean, tight and unmarked. A Good + copy. Doubleday publisher name on title page has the label of the English publisher T. Werner Laurie. 348 pages. First English translation by Velma Swanston Howard of the Swedish author Selma Ottiliana Lovisa Lagerlof (1858-1940), who was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1909. This novel set in Jerusalem is a follow on novel to her earlier 'Jerusalem' and is split into Book One and Book Two. **** A SCARCE TITLE **** 
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O Willing Hearts, Lowe, Eric
17 Lowe, Eric O Willing Hearts
London Angus and Robertson 1951 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A near Fine unmarked copy which has age toning to endpapers with VG dustjacket which is not price clipped. 245 pages. The book is the enthralling sequel, complete in itself, to the Australian author's earlier novel of pioneering life, Beyond the Nineteen Counties. Again the strong, vital character of Rosalind Stewart dominates the story - a woman who is the true type of pioneer and nation builder, sparing neither herself nor others in the pursuit of her vision. He faith and future are bound up in the land that she and her husband, now dead, had claimed after the crossing of the Blue Mountains made possible the settlement of western New South Wales. The three properties of Malwa, Mount Henry, and Burnt Plains are her kingdom, which she is determined to hold and develop for her people and for posterity. 
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Songbird, Olsen, Catherine
18 Olsen, Catherine Songbird
London Quartet Books 1990 0704327449 / 9780704327443 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
SIGNED and DEDICATED BY AUTHOR on title page. A clean and unmarked copy with light fading to page edges VG+ with VG+ dustjacket. The author's debut novel which is part romance, part social comedy and part black farce. The Australian born author has worked on many London papers chronicling the lives of the rich and famous and is married to Sir James Mancham, the former President of the Seychelles whom she met when she interviewed him. 
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Enchanted Summer, Roy, Gabrielle
19 Roy, Gabrielle Enchanted Summer
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1976 0771078315 / 9780771078316 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy which has a small bookseller's label to front endpaper with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. Warmly received by its French audience, this is the first English translation of the Canadian author's work by Joyce Marshall. Stamped with the genius of one of Canada's major cultural celebrities, these reminiscences contribute various rays of light and intensity to a composite picture of summer in rural Quebec. The landscape, the river, the wildlife, the very season itself, become the major characters of this warm and affectionate idyll set in Charlevoix County. 
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And We Sold the Rain...  -  Contemporary Fiction from Central America, Santos, Rosario  (edited by)
20 Santos, Rosario (edited by) And We Sold the Rain... - Contemporary Fiction from Central America
Petrborough Ryan Publishing 1989 1870805127 / 9781870805124 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A near Fine uninscribed copy with complete dustjacket. The second in the international series VOICES featuring 20 stories from the leading contemporary writers of Central America, the states or countries that are the focus are all scenes of major social or political unrest and the authors evoke life for us in these places. 
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