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There are 119 books in this catalogue.
Wu Ching-Tzu:  The Scholars
Book Number: 4012
Peking: Foreign Language Press 1957. First Ed. Hardcover. 8vo 722pp. + illust. (one fold-out). Coloured frontispeice. Good condition, cover faded.
Keywords: china travel schools education university chinese
Price: $15.00


Cornelia Otis Skinner:  The Ape In Me
Book Number: 5456
Michael Joseph 1960 boards in blue d/w, very good, no fading, drawings by Alajalov.
Keywords: human observation
Price: $10.00


Mojtabai, A.G.:  Ordinary Time, A Novel
Book Number: 20393
New York, Double Day 1989. First edition. 8vo. hardcover. 223pp. near fine/ very good+ d/w.
Keywords: Mojtabai, A.G. fiction novel first edition
Price: $15.00


Updike, John:  Bech; A Book
Book Number: 20530
London; Andre Deutsch; 1970 First UK edition. 8vo. hardcover. 206pp. very good+. / very good+ d/w.
Keywords: Updike, John modern literature fiction novel
Price: $10.00


Updike, John:  Rabbit Redux
Book Number: 20532
London; Andre Deutsch; 1972 First UK edition. 8vo. hardcover. 406pp. very good, mior foxing outer page edges & endpapers. / good+ d/w with tiny stain bottom front flap, crease rear flap, lightly chipped edges.
Keywords: Updike, John modern literature fiction novel
Price: $10.00


Vassilikos, Vassilis; translated by Marilyn Calmann:  Z
Book Number: 20626
Macdonald, London, 1969 First British Edition 8vo. hardcover. 406pp. very good+. / very good, lightly chipped d/w. '
Keywords: Vassilikos, Vassilis first edition novel fiction literature
Price: $12.00


MAUROIS, Andre.Chevalier, Haakon M. (translates).:  Seven Faces of Love.
Book Number: 21039
John Lane, The Bodley Head.1948 First UK edition. 8vo. thin. 214pp. red cloth in good d/w with minor shelf wear at top and bottom, no fading, unclipped. light foxing on page ends otherwise unmarked copy. heroines of french literature in a theme of love
Keywords: heroines of french literature in a theme of love
Price: $15.00


Day, Clarence:  Life with Father
Book Number: 22517
Australia: Readers Digest, 1994 8vo. hardcover, 196pp. fine.
Keywords: fiction novel literature
Price: $8.00


Solzhenitsyn, Alexander.:  The First Circle.
Book Number: 22647
London: Collins & Harvill Press, 1968. First U.K. Edition. 8vo. hardcover. 579pp. very good. / very good d/w.
Keywords: Solzhenitsyn, Alexander fiction modern literature novel
Price: $10.00


Updike, John.:  S.
Book Number: 23243
Alfred A. Knopf New York 1988 1st edition 8vo. hardcover. 279pp. very good+. / very good+ d/w.
Keywords: john updike modern literature fiction novel
Price: $10.00


Berto, Giuseppe.:  Incubus.
Book Number: 23597
London, Hodder & Stoughton 1966. First edition. 8vo. hardcover. 388pp. very good, outer page edges browned. / very good d/w.'
Keywords: fiction modern literature novel italian
Price: $10.00


Baldwin, James:  Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone
Book Number: 24052
London: Michael Joseph, 1968 First edition. 8vo. hardcover. 407pp. very good+. / very good+ d/w.
Keywords: fiction novel modern literature
Price: $10.00


Irving, John:  Imaginary Girlfriend a Memoir
Book Number: 24467
London Bloomsbury 1996 First 8vo. hardcover. 148pp. near fine, / near fine d/w.
Keywords: novel fiction Sports Hobbies Games Biography Imaginary Girlfriend a Memoir Irving John
Price: $8.00


Tyler, Anne:  A Patchwork Planet
Book Number: 24520
May 1998 New York Knopf first edition. 8vo. hardcover. 288pp. very good, owner's embossed stamp on fep. / good+ d/w.
Keywords: Literature Fiction General Literary A Patchwork Planet Tyler Anne
Price: $10.00


Delaney, Eamon:  The Casting of Mr O'Shaughnessy
Book Number: 24824
Bloomsbury 1/7/1995 8vo. hardcover. 363pp. very good, remainder mark bottom edge. / very good d/w. To celebrate the 1916 Rising against the British, the Irish government decides to erect a statue to Cornelius O'Shaughnessy, oldest living hero of the Irish Revolution. They commission an embittered sculptor, Robert Wycherly, who longs to take revenge on the world for misunderstanding his genius.
Keywords: Fiction The Casting of Mr O'Shaughnessy Delaney Eamon
Price: $10.00


Rhinehart, Luke:  Matari
Book Number: 25228
Hart-Davis January 1975 8vo hardcover 186pp very good / very good d/w.
Keywords: Fiction Matari Rhinehart Luke dice man
Price: $12.00


Rhinehart, Luke:  Search for the Dice Man
Book Number: 25294
London. HarperCollins. 1993 first edition 8vo hardcover 336pp very good / very good d/w.
Keywords: English fiction Search for the Dice Man Rhinehart Luke
Price: $15.00


Whitaker, Phil:  Triangulation
Book Number: 25542
Weidenfeld & 13 May, 1999 8vo hardcover 272pp near fine. / near fine d/w. It is the late-1950s. In the newly renamed Directorate of Overseas Surveys, three young people's lives entwine: the stalwart, conventional John; the brilliant, flawed Laurence; and Helen, a young woman escaping her rural upbringing and hungry for adventure.
Keywords: Fiction Triangulation Whitaker Phil
Price: $8.00


Graves, Robert:  Claudius the God and His Wife Messalina
Book Number: 25646
Methuen Publishing Ltd 18 November, 1976 8vo hardcover 335pp very good / very good d/w.
Keywords: Fiction Claudius the God and His Wife Messalina Graves Robert
Price: $15.00


Tilgham, Christopher:  In a Father's Place
Book Number: 25840
London, Sinclair Stevenson, 1990 8vo hardcover 214pp very good / very good d/w. The stories in this collection bring to life the trials and bonds of American families, set against the encroached-upon, yet still-expansive landscapes of the continent. The characters are closely related to the land and to the cultural and family constraints of their places and times.
Keywords: Fiction In a Father's Place Tilgham Christopher
Price: $8.00


Kurlansky, Mark:  The White Man in the Tree and Other Stories
Book Number: 26727
Jonathan Cape, 2001 8vo hardcover 301pp. very good, spine slanted, page edges toned. / very good d/w. "The White Man in the Tree" is a comedy of cultural misunderstanding set in the Caribbean, New York and Paris, a novella and eight stories about people who, because of their differences, misjudge each other.
Keywords: Fiction
Price: $10.00


Stein, Gertrude:  Fernhurst, Q.E.D., and Other Early Writings
Book Number: 27266
London Peter Owen 1972. 8vo. hardcover. 214pp. very good, owner''s details top of fep. / very good, lightly foxed white d/w.
Keywords: Stein, Gertrude Fernhurst, Q.E.D., and Other Early Writings
Price: $25.00


Rasputin, Valentin:  Money for Maria and Borrowed time : two village tales. (Contemporary Russian writing).
Book Number: 27915
St. Lucia, University of Queensland Press,1981. 8vo. hardcover. 374pp. very good. / very good d/w.' '
Keywords: russian fiction novel writers authors
Price: $10.00


Brookner, Anita.:  A misalliance
Book Number: 27498
London J. Cape 1986 8vo hardcover 191pp. very good / very good d/w. Recently divorced Blanche Vernon, in her loneliness, turns to other lives, go works and uplifting pastimes, while her friends hold the general opinion tha she has recently become insupportably eccentric.
Keywords: Man woman relationships Fiction A misalliance Brookner Anita
Price: $8.00


Murdoch, Iris:  A Message to the Planet
Book Number: 27635
London Chatto and Windus, 1989 8vo hardcover 563pp. very good, page edges slightly browned. / very good d/w. Iris Murdoch's 24th novel, published in her 71st year, tells of Alfred Ludens' long search for Professor Marcus Vallar, convinced he possesses a secret fundamental to the human condition. But is Vallar a genius, a madman or a saint? What Ludens discovers is certainly not what he expects.
Keywords: Fiction Crime Thrillers Mystery A Message to the Planet Murdoch Iris
Price: $12.00


Powys, John Cowper:  Atlantis
Book Number: 28225
London: Macdonald, 1954. 8vo. hardcover. 461pp. good, some foxing, spine sunned. / no d/w.' ' '
Keywords: novel fiction modern literature
Price: $25.00


Cowan, Andrew:  Crustaceans
Book Number: 28493
London Sceptre, 2000 8vo hardcover 231pp index, b/w illus. very good / very good d/w. The eponymous crustaceans of Andrew Cowan's third novel are not only the hard-shelled sea creatures of sandy English shorelines, but the hard-lipped, reticent characters who believe that saying nothing is preferable to stirring up any kind of emotion. It begins with a stark cold melancholy--"December and one foot of snow." Paul, once married and a father, drives to the seaside in winter, sleeps "thinly" and talks constantly to his son, Euan. Except Euan is no longer there. On route, Paul remembers his own boyhood, his taciturn, self-absorbed father, whose "eyes flared out at me, his sculptor's eyes, as if I too were a piece of metal he could twist into shape". Paul's mothering was haphazard and inadequate, making him an over-concerned parent, obsessively detailing all aspects of Euan's life with the zeal that accompanies the firstborn: "I was always too keen to instruct you, and too conscious by far of the life you'd grow out of ... I treated you like history." Becoming his curator, the father collects hagstones, cowries and tellins for the son, and learns to emerge from his shell and love for the first time: "I'd never been happier, more at home in myself ... I was what you'd made me..." Paul tries to become everything his father failed to be but is haunted by his mother's mysterious illness and death, which the family refuses to explain. The absence of mother and son are delicately balanced with the reader experiencing some of Paul's frustration and bewilderment as the author withholds the reasons for Euan's absence until the novel's close. The intimate second person address makes Euan pressingly alive, "For you there was only ever what next", although Paul's relationship with his wife Ruth is less well drawn, making the character's isolation even more complete. Crustacean's understated power lies in its ability to show how rigorous self-preservation can inhibit one's capacity for love.
Keywords: Fiction Crustaceans Cowan Andrew
Price: $8.00


BRAITHWAITE, E.R.:  To Sir With Love.
Book Number: 29008
London: The Bodley Head. 1959. 5th 8vo. hardcover. 188pp. very good,small owner''s name on fep. / very good, lightly foxed d/w.' ' '
Keywords: fiction modern literature novel
Price: $8.00


Fowles, John:  Mantissa
Book Number: 29022
London Jonathan Cape 1982 8vo hardcover 192pp. very good / good d/w. A deeply serious novelist is subjected to ultimately tragic sufferings by his shamelessly uncooperative muse, who is given to distractions, sulks, and unexpected lapses in memory and who demands equal play for equal work.
Keywords: Fiction Mantissa Fowles John
Price: $8.00


Murdoch, Iris:  An accidental man
Book Number: 29030
New York Viking Press January 1972 8vo hardcover 442pp. very good / good d/w. The the story of the comic and yet relentless struggle for survival of Austin Gibson Grey, the accidental man. He is one of those people who needs to survive through the destruction of others.
Keywords: Fiction Literature Literary An accidental man Murdoch Iris
Price: $12.00



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