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Mists of Avalon  A Novel, Bradley, Marion Zimmer
1 Bradley, Marion Zimmer Mists of Avalon A Novel
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1982 0394524063 / 9780394524061 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Price-clipped.; A bright, solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. Stated first edition with no additional printings mentioned. Wraparound jacket art by Braldt Bralds. ; 8.30 X 5.60 X 1.70 inches; 876 pages; "In Marion Zimmer Bradley's masterpiece, we see the tumult and adventures of Camelot's court through the eyes of the women who bolstered the king's rise and schemed for his fall. From their childhoods through the ultimate fulfillment of their destinies, we follow these women and the diverse cast of characters that surrounds them as the great Arthurian epic unfolds stunningly before us. As Morgaine and Gwenhwyfar struggle for control over the fate of Arthur's kingdom, as the Knights of the Round Table take on their infamous quest, as Merlin and Viviane wield their magics for the future of Old Britain, the Isle of Avalon slips further into the impenetrable mists of memory, until the fissure between old and new worlds' and old and new religions' claims its most famous victim". In this the first of a series we witness the legend of King Arthur's Camelot from the view of its female protagonists. 
Price: 39.95 USD
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Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, Clarke, Susanna
2 Clarke, Susanna Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
London Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 2004 0747570558 / 9780747570554 First Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Portia Rosenberg 
DJ has tape repaired tear to edge of front panel with some creasing and light soil of white dust jacket. General light wear to DJ edges, lighr wear to book. The matte finish of the DJ tends to attract soil. ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; B&W Illustrations; 9.37 X 6.54 X 2.83 inches; 782 pages; "English magicians were once the wonder of the known world, with fairy servants at their beck and call; they could command winds, mountains, and woods. But by the early 1800s they have long since lost the ability to perform magic. They can only write long, dull papers about it, while fairy servants are nothing but a fading memory.But at Hurtfew Abbey in Yorkshire, the rich, reclusive Mr Norrell has assembled a wonderful library of lost and forgotten books from England's magical past and regained some of the powers of England's magicians. He goes to London and raises a beautiful young woman from the dead. Soon he is lending his help to the government in the war against Napoleon Bonaparte, creating ghostly fleets of rain-ships to confuse and alarm the French.All goes well until a rival magician appears. Jonathan Strange is handsome, charming, and talkative-the very opposite of Mr Norrell. Strange thinks nothing of enduring the rigors of campaigning with Wellington's army and doing magic on battlefields. Astonished to find another practicing magician, Mr Norrell accepts Strange as a pupil. But it soon becomes clear that their ideas of what English magic ought to be are very different. For Mr Norrell, their power is something to be cautiously controlled, while Jonathan Strange will always be attracted to the wildest, most perilous forms of magic. He becomes fascinated by the ancient, shadowy figure of the Raven King, a child taken by fairies who became king of both England and Faerie, and the most legendary magician of all. Eventually Strange's heedless pursuit of long-forgotten magic threatens to destroy not only his partnership with Norrell, but everything that he holds dear." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Merlin Dreams, Dickinson, Peter &  Alan Lee
3 Dickinson, Peter & Alan Lee Merlin Dreams
London Gollancz 1988 0575053704 / 9780575053700 First Edition Softcover Near Fine Illustrated by Alan Lee 
Only slight wear to card covers ; A bright, solid book. Lovely evocative art in B&W and colour throughout. ; B&W and Colour Illustrations; Square 4to 9" - 11" tall; 169 pages; A collection of nine stories in which, by blending elements of the Merlin legend with his own tales, the author creates a world of medieval fantasy. Peter Dickinson's other books include "The Blue Hawk", "Ak", "Tulku" and "City of Gold". Alan Lee illustrated "Castles" and "The Moon's Apprentice" as well Lord of the Rings 
Price: 35.00 USD
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The One Tree, Donaldson, Stephen R.
4 Donaldson, Stephen R. The One Tree
New York Ballantine Books 1982 0345298985 / 9780345298980 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
DJ shows light shelf wear, with minor creasing. ; A stated first edition. A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, Book 2; 8.10 X 5.60 X 1.40 inches; 475 pages; "Thomas Covenant and Linden Avery begin their search for the One Tree that is to be the salvation of the Land. Only he could find the answer and forge a new Staff of Law--but fate decreed that the journey was to be long, the quest arduous, and quite possibly a failure...." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Camber of Culdi, Kurtz, Katherine
5 Kurtz, Katherine Camber of Culdi
New York Ballantine Books 1979 0345280318 / 9780345280312 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
DJ shows light shelf wear, remainder mark on bottom page edges. Closed tear top DJ spine. ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; The Legends of Camber of Culdi; V. 1; 8.50 X 5.75 X 1 inches; 315 pages; "Long before Camber was revered as a saint, he was a Deryni noble, one of the most respected of the magical race whose arcane skills set them apart from ordinary humans in the medieval kingdom of Gwynedd. For nearly a century, Camberís family has had little choice but to loyally serve the ruling Festils, Deryni usurpers who employed dark magic to wrest the throne from the rightful Haldane liege. Now, the land suffers under the tyranny of King Imre, whose savage oppression of the human population weighs heavily on Camberís heartóa heart that is shattered when the despot and his evil mistress-sister, Ariella, cause the death of Camberís beloved son. The grim demands of justice and vengeance drive Camber far from his familyís estates in search of the last of the Haldane line. This descendant of kings will not be easily persuaded to accept Camberís unthinkable plan. But with the kingdom in turmoil, the aging mage and the reluctant Haldane heir must confront together the awesome, terrible might of the Festils for the good of all. T 
Price: 19.50 USD
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The Chinese Bigamy of Mr. David Winterlea, McAleavy, Henry (translator)
6 McAleavy, Henry (translator) The Chinese Bigamy of Mr. David Winterlea
London George Allen 1961 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
Price-clipped dust jacket, end-papers and page edges foxed, previous owner's name on front pastedown. DJ chipped, creased with some soil. ; A tight solid book, DJ in Mylar. B&W drawings throughout the book ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 207 pages; A fanciful tale drawn on Chinese writings "brings Manchu China and Edwardian London into fantastic conjunction, and offers the reader a rich variety of entertainment. 
Price: 16.50 USD
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