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Crushed Yet Conquering;  A story of Constance and Bohemia, Alcock, Deborah
1 Alcock, Deborah Crushed Yet Conquering; A story of Constance and Bohemia
London Religious Tract Society N.D. Later Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Fair dust jacket 
Clipped DJ heavily chipped with some loss head & tail of spine, tears. Gift notation on FFEP dated 1940 ; DJ in Mylar. A bright solid, book, blue cloth covered boards, hinges intact ; 474 pages 
Price: 45.00 USD
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2 Booth, Martin BLACK CHAMELEON
London Hutchinson 1988 0091735351 / 9780091735357 First British Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Dust jacket in Mylar. Light wear, light creasing below top edge of DJ short tear top back edge, unclipped. A black/white friendship in Africa and England leads to tensions and conflicts. 
Price: 18.50 USD
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The Jade Pavilion, Booth, Martin
3 Booth, Martin The Jade Pavilion
London Hutchinson 1987 0091680905 / 9780091680909 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Boards and DJ show light shelf wear. ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; 8.27 X 5.12 X 1.57 inches; 466 pages; "Sean Mulrenan is an Anglo-Irish piano player and adventurer in Hong Kong. His mistress is Alice Soon, half-Chinese, ex-prostitute. It is 1937, and war is about to upset the complex rituals of the colonials. Sean becomes rich in the black market and flees to India. Alice retreats to neutral Macao and waits out the war. Although events intrude on both, Booth is concerned with the factors by which they measure themselves. Alice uses adversity to become strong; Sean's Anglophobia and self-hatred eventually bring about his spectacular fall. This vivid picture of social expectations and self-realization should be an essential purchase for its penetrating visions of Europeans and Chinese." (Lib. Journal) 
Price: 18.50 USD
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The Crying Game, Braine, John
4 Braine, John The Crying Game
London The Book Club 1968 Book Club Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
DJ shows light edge wear, chipped head & tail of spine, short tears, some dust soiling of back panel, small bump bottom back board. ; A tight solid book. DJ in Mylar ; 286 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Sick Heart River, Buchan, John
5 Buchan, John Sick Heart River
Toronto, ON Musson Book Company 1941 First Canadian Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Price clipped DJ shows shelf wear with creasing, scuffing, tears and chipping. Sunfaded. Previous owner's name in front free end paper ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. Blue cloth covered boards with blindstamp on front cover and gilt titles on spine, blue publisher topstain on top page edges with a little bleeding down onto pages. Fore and bottom page edges untrimmed. Prologue by Howard Swiggett ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 322 pages; This is one of the books utilising characters from the classic mystery 'The Thirty-nine Steps'. Sir Edward Leithen, one of Richard Hannay's circle, is in search of a man who has mysteriously disappeared. His search takes him into the wilderness of northern Canada. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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6 Burmeister, Jon The Glory Hunters
London Michael Joseph 1979 0718117786 / 9780718117788 First Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Prlce clipped DJ, pages a little yellowed. ; A bright solid, book ; 188 pages 
Price: 13.50 USD
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A Frenzy of Merchantmen, Callison, Brian
7 Callison, Brian A Frenzy of Merchantmen
London Collins 1977 0002222396 / 9780002222396 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Price clipped dust jacket shows only light wear ; A bright, solid book ; 1 x 8.4 x 5.4 Inches; 206 pages; Brevet Cable, reluctant hero of the book "A Plague of Sailors", now finds himself plunged into another still more calamitous adventure. Tension is high in the North Sea where a British frigate has clashed with a Soviet merchantman with tragic results. By the author of "A Ship is Dying". 
Price: 16.50 USD
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The Dark Side of the Sun, Cleeve, Brian Talbot
8 Cleeve, Brian Talbot The Dark Side of the Sun
London Cassell 1973 0304292893 / 9780304292899 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
tear top front panel of DJ, some scuffing and edge wear ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 284 pages 
Price: 18.50 USD
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The Mallen Girl, Cookson, Catherine
9 Cookson, Catherine The Mallen Girl
London Heinemann 1974 0434142638 / 9780434142637 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
Some edge wear to price-clipped dust jacket, short tears bottom edge. Some spotting of front end papers. ; A tight solid book. DJ in Mylar ; 312 pages; Even as a child Barbara was beautiful, but as her beauty grew so did the affliction which shadowed it. She was becoming totally deaf. Yet living in an almost silent world protected her from what could be a worse affliction - to know the truth of her own origins. Barbara had another protector in Anna Bridgmore who knew that truth, and was haunted by the thought it must one day be revealed to this girl she cherished like her own child. And among the surrounding hills and valleys of Northumberland, it was a long-relished scandal... 
Price: 19.50 USD
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The Mallen Novels, COOKSON, CATHERINE
10 COOKSON, CATHERINE The Mallen Novels
London WILLIAM HEINEMANN 1979 0434142700 / 9780434142705 Omnibus Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
DJ shows light edge wear, price-clipped. ; A bright, solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; 8.58 X 5.51 X 2.28 inches; 683 pages; An omnibus consisting of 'The Mallen Streak', 'The Mallen Girl', and 'The Mallen Litter'. Three historical novels by Catherine Cookson, starting in 1851, and following the stormy lives of the Northumbrian Mallen family through four generations, from the grandeur of Victorian England to the dark days of the World War I. 
Price: 27.50 USD
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11 Cookson, Catherine The Maltese Angel
London Bantam 1992 0593021320 / 9780593021323 First British Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Light wear and creasing to DJ, some yellowing to pages, slight soiling of front free end paper.; DJ in Mylar, unclipped. ; 480 pages 
Price: 12.50 USD
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Matthew Flinder's Cat, Courtenay, Bryce
12 Courtenay, Bryce Matthew Flinder's Cat
Toronto McArthur & Company 2003 1552783774 / 9781552783771 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Light edge wear to dust jacket and book. ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 9.10 X 6.30 X 2.10 inches; 610 pages; "Billy O'Shannessy, once a prominent barrister, is now on the street where he sleeps on a bench outside the State Library. Above him on the windowsill rests a bronze statue of Matthew Flinders' cat, Trim. Ryan is a ten-year-old, a near street kid heading for all the usual trouble. The two meet and form an unlikely friendship. Appealing to the boy's imagination by telling him the story of the circumnavigation of Australia as seen through Trim's eyes, Billy is drawn deeply into Ryan's life and into the Sydney underworld. Over several months the two begin the mutual process of rehabilitation. Matthew Flinders' Cat is a modern-day story of a city, its crime, the plight of the homeless and the politics of greed and perversion. It is also a story of the human heart, with an enchanting glimpse into our past from the viewpoint of a famous cat." 
Price: 24.95 USD
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The Persimmon Tree, Courtenay, Bryce
13 Courtenay, Bryce The Persimmon Tree
Toronto McArthur & Company 2008 1552787435 / 9781552787434 First Canadian Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket 
Only slight edge wear, creasing top of DJ spine, book spine lightly concave as is common in books this thick. Light soil page fore edges ; DJ in Mylar, bright, solid book ; 2.7 x 9.1 x 6.5 Inches; 711 pages; It is 1942 in the Dutch East Indies, and Nick Duncan is a young Australian butterfly collector in search of a single exotic butterfly. With invading Japanese forces coming closer by the day, Nick falls in love with the beguiling Anna van Heerden. Their time together is brief, as both are forced into separate, dangerous escapes. They plan to reunite and marry in Australia but it is several years before their paths cross again, scarred forever by the dark events of a long, cruel war. In The Persimmon Tree, Bryce Courtenay gives us a story of love and friendship set against the dramatic backdrop of the Pacific during the Second World War. . . 
Price: 18.50 USD
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The Story of Danny Dunn, Courtenay, Bryce
14 Courtenay, Bryce The Story of Danny Dunn
Toronto McArthur & Company 2010 1552788792 / 9781552788790 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Slight edge wear to dust jacket. ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 9.06 X 6.22 X 1.73 inches; 610 pages; "In the 1930s, two opportunities existed for boys of Balmain, a working-class Sydney suburb: to be selected into Fort Street Boys School or to excel as a sportsman. At just sixteen years Danny Dunn has everything going for him: brains, looks, sporting aptitude - and luck with the ladies. His parents run The Hero of Mafeking, the favourite local watering hole, and the whole of Balmain is proud of Danny's sporting prowess. His mother, though, steers Danny towards a university education; but with just six months of his degree to go he signs up for the AIF, driven by a desire to serve his country and plain wanderlust.Danny serves in south-east Asia, spends three and a half years as a POW, and returns a broken man, embittered and facially disfigured. He has told no one of his return, and as he sails towards the Balmain ferry terminal he knows his life in beloved Balmain will have nothing to do with the life he led before the war. Scared and overwhelmed, Danny must face his past and realise that his journey of self-discovery is just beginning..." 
Price: 19.95 USD
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The Story of Danny Dunn, Courtenay, Bryce
15 Courtenay, Bryce The Story of Danny Dunn
Toronto McArthur & Company 2010 1552788792 / 9781552788790 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Slight edge wear to dust jacket, bottom back fore corner a little bumped ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 9.06 X 6.22 X 1.73 inches; 610 pages; "In the 1930s, two opportunities existed for boys of Balmain, a working-class Sydney suburb: to be selected into Fort Street Boys School or to excel as a sportsman. At just sixteen years Danny Dunn has everything going for him: brains, looks, sporting aptitude - and luck with the ladies. His parents run The Hero of Mafeking, the favourite local watering hole, and the whole of Balmain is proud of Danny's sporting prowess. His mother, though, steers Danny towards a university education; but with just six months of his degree to go he signs up for the AIF, driven by a desire to serve his country and plain wanderlust.Danny serves in south-east Asia, spends three and a half years as a POW, and returns a broken man, embittered and facially disfigured. He has told no one of his return, and as he sails towards the Balmain ferry terminal he knows his life in beloved Balmain will have nothing to do with the life he led before the war. Scared and overwhelmed, Danny must face his past and realise that his journey of self-discovery is just beginning..." 
Price: 17.95 USD
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Cleg Kelly; Arab of the City, Crockett, S. R.
16 Crockett, S. R. Cleg Kelly; Arab of the City
London Smith Elder 1896 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Green cloth covered boards have bumped corners, some spotting front hinge intact, back hinge appears to have been glued, previous owner's name on FFEP ; A tight solid book. Top edge gilt, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. This is the ; 442 pages; Charles 'Cleg' Kelly was a street urchin whose took as his domain the streets of Edinburgh. His many fine adventures make a great read. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Shabby Summer, Deeping, Warwick
17 Deeping, Warwick Shabby Summer
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1939 First Canadian Edition Hardcover Very Good in Fair dust jacket 
DJ chipped and worn, shot tears and creasing, large piece missing from top of DJ spine affecting most of title. Blue cloth covered boards show only light wear, some discoloration top of spine, foxing of page edges, ; DJ stabilized in Mylar protector, hinges intact; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 359 pages; Farm life, drought, greed and a love story are the major story lines in this novel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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18 Edwards, Samuel All That Glitters
London Heinemann 1976 0434222216 / 9780434222216 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Light rippling of DJ; DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 160 pages; A thriller set in Hong Kong 
Price: 17.50 USD
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Child of the Phoenix, Erskine, Barbara
19 Erskine, Barbara Child of the Phoenix
Toronto Viking 1992 0670838349 / 9780670838349 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
DJ shows light shelf wear with creasing of front flap and top edge.; A bright, solid book dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. This is the Canadian edition. Wraparound jacket art by Kevin Tweddell. ; 9.13 X 6.06 X 2.20 inches; 829 pages; The central character of the story is Eleyne, a Welsh princess with mystical powers born in 1218. Her visions of the future and the past aid her in her quest to support the Celtic cause against the English king. 
Price: 18.50 USD
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The Collected Works of Julian Fane  "Memoir in the Middle of the Journey", "Social Comedy", "Evening" v. 5, Fane, Julian
20 Fane, Julian The Collected Works of Julian Fane "Memoir in the Middle of the Journey", "Social Comedy", "Evening" v. 5
London Constable 2001 1841193453 / 9781841193458 Omnibus Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
Light chipping to extremities of DJ, some scuffing, light creasing ; DJ in Mylar, unclipped. ; 528 pages 
Price: 25.00 USD
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