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Crushed yet conquering; A story of Constance and Bohemia

By: Alcock, Deborah

Price: $39.95

Publisher: London, F.H. Revell Co: N.D.

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 12009


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 ; 576 pages; The author specialized in religious fiction. View more info

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A Rope-In Case

By: Beckwith, Lillian

Price: $14.50

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18842


Dustjacket shows some wear to extremities, previous owner's name on front free end paper. ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. Wraparound jacket art by Douglas Hall with B&W illustrations throughout. ; 8.27 X 5.20 X 0.79 inches; 192 pages; "'When I had first come to the Hebrides, Morag, my landlady, had advised me always to "take a rope - in case," . . . Over and over I had proved its usefulness. I might need it to catch a calf or a sheep... View more info

BLACK CHAMELEON

By: Booth, Martin

Price: $18.50

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1988

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 14344


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. View more info

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The Jade Pavilion

By: Booth, Martin

Price: $18.50

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18473


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 event... View more info

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The Crying Game

By: Braine, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, The Book Club: 1968

Edition: Book Club Edition

Seller ID: 15007


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 View more info

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Wild Grow the Lilies

By: Brown, Christy

Price: $14.95

Publisher: London, Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18567


Price clipped dust jacket chipped with a couple of short tears and some edgewear, erasure top fore corner of FFEP. ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. Oddity is that in the title on the spine the spelling is lillies ; 8.40 X 5.80 X 1.30 inches; 256 pages; "Irish journalist Luke Sheridan, newly jilted, sets out to cover the story of a poisoning gone awry and ends up in a boisterous party tht moves at the pace of the Keystone Kops set loose in... View more info

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Sick Heart River

By: Buchan, John

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Musson Book Company: 1941

Edition: First Canadian Edition

Seller ID: 18259


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 i... View more info

The Glory Hunters

By: Burmeister, Jon

Price: $13.50

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1979

Edition: First Edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 7757


Prlce clipped DJ, pages a little yellowed. ; A bright solid, book ; 188 pages View more info

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A Frenzy of Merchantmen

By: Callison, Brian

Price: $16.50

Publisher: London, Collins: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15384


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". View more info

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The Dark Side of the Sun

By: Cleeve, Brian Talbot

Price: $18.50

Publisher: London, Cassell: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12209


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 View more info

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The Mallen Girl

By: Cookson, Catherine

Price: $16.50

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15421


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 th... View more info

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The Mallen Novels

By: Cookson, Catherine

Price: $18.95

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1979

Edition: Omnibus

Seller ID: 17051


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. View more info

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The Persimmon Tree

By: Courtenay, Bryce

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Toronto, McArthur & Company: 2008

Edition: First Canadian Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15646


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 ... View more info

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The Story of Danny Dunn

By: Courtenay, Bryce

Price: $17.95

Publisher: Toronto, McArthur & Company: 2010

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15678


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 f... View more info

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Matthew Flinder's Cat

By: Courtenay, Bryce

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Toronto, McArthur & Company: 2003

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15680


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 friendsh... View more info

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The Story of Danny Dunn

By: Courtenay, Bryce

Price: $17.95

Publisher: Toronto, McArthur & Company: 2010

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15751


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... View more info

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Cleg Kelly; Arab of the City

By: Crockett, S. R.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Smith Elder: 1896

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10144


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. View more info

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Shabby Summer

By: Deeping, Warwick

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland and Stewart: 1939

Edition: First Canadian Edition

Seller ID: 12349


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. View more info

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All That Glitters

By: Edwards, Samuel

Price: $16.50

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11731


Light rippling of DJ; DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 160 pages; A thriller set in Hong Kong View more info

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Child of the Phoenix

By: Erskine, Barbara

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Toronto, Viking: 1992

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 18356


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. View more info