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A General History of The Pyrates
Defoe, Daniel - Edited by Manuel Schonhorn
ISBN: 0486404889
Dover 1999  1999 
  8vo. Softcover. 733pp. Very good. Facsimile of the 1724 edition titled A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the most notorious Pyrates and also Their Policies, Discipline and Government, from their First Rise and Settlement in the Island of Providence in 1717 to the present year 1724 with the Remarkable Actions and Adventures of the two female Pyrates, Mary Read and Anne Bonny. 
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Book Number: 57417  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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A New Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnhnms: Being the Fifth Part of the Travels Into Several Remote Parts of the Worl
Lemuel Gulliver (Swift, Jonathan)
Putnam, New York. 1969  1969 
  8vo. hardcover. 91pp. Very good. / very good d/w. 
Price: $18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 52382  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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Apocryphal Stories
Round, Dora (Translator)
ISBN: 0140038604
Penguin July 1, 1975  1975 
  8vo softcover 160pp very good. 
Price: $8.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 54858  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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Ardath. The Story of a Dead Self
Corelli
Methuen, London 1897. 10th edition  0 
  8vo. red cloth hardcover. 6102pp. Good+. light wear to spine edges, foxing mainly to edges, owner's inscription on fep. 
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Book Number: 50761  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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B-Berry and I Look Back
Dornford Yates - aka C. W. Mercer
Ward, Lock & Co., London, 1958  1958 
  8vo. Hardcover in d/w. po inscription on ffl., light foxing on page edges, otherwise very good. 285pp. Mercer wrote two books of fictionalized memoirs, As Berry and I were Saying and B-Berry and I Look Back, written as conversations between Berry and his family. They contain many anecdotes about his experiences as a lawyer, but are, in the main, an elegy for a passed upper-class way of life. 
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Book Number: 54846  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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Chef
Singh, Jaspreet
ISBN: 1408805847
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC March 15, 2010  2010 
  8vo softcover 256pp very good. Kirpal Singh is travelling on the slow train to Kashmir. As India passes by the window in a stream of tiny lights, glistening fields and huddled, noisy towns, he reflects on his destination, which is also his past: a military camp to which he has not returned for fourteen years. Kirpal, Kip to his friends, is timorous and barely twenty when he arrives for the first time at General Kumar's camp, nestled in the shadow of the mighty Siachen Glacier that claimed his father's life. He is placed under the supervision of Chef Kishen, a fiery, anarchic mentor with long earlobes and a caustic tongue who guides Kip towards the heady spheres of food and women. 'The smell of a woman is thousand times better than cooking the most sumptuous dinner, kid,' he muses over an evening beer. Kip is embarrassed - he has never slept with a woman, though a loose-limbed nurse in the local hospital has caught his eye. In Srinagar, Kashmir, a contradictory place of erratic violence, extremes of temperature and high-altitude privilege, Kip learns to prepare indulgent Kashmiri dishes such as Mughlai mutton and slow-cooked Nahari, as well as delicacies from Florence, Madrid, Athens and Tokyo. Months pass and, though he is Sikh, Kip feels secure in his allegiance to India, the right side of this interminable conflict. Then, one muggy day, a Pakistani 'terrorist' with long, flowing hair is swept up on the banks of the river, and changes everything. Mesmeric, mournful and intensely lyrical, "Chef" is a brave and compassionate debut about hope, love and memory, set against the devastatingly beautiful, war-scarred backdrop of occupied Kashmir. 
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Conversations With Eternity: The Forgotten Masterpiece of Victor Hugo
Hugo, Victor
ISBN: 1892138018
New Paradigm Books 1998  1998 
  8vo softcover 260pp. b/w illus. Very good. The first translation into English ever of the most important of the transcripts of these séances, with an introduction by Martin Ebon setting Hugo's channeling experiences in their historical context. 
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Cousin Henry
Trollope, Anthony
London: The Folio Society 1993  1993 
  8vo. hardcover. 166pp. b/w illus. Near Fine. / Near Fine slipcase. 
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Book Number: 50557  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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Dawn and Morning; Storm and Strees; In Paris; Journey''s End (4 volumes)
Dawn and Morning;
London, William Heinemann, 1913-1926  0 
  8vos. hardcovers. good-, covers slightly worn and faded, some foxing. / no d/ws. 
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 29933  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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Debits and Credits
Kipling, Rudyard
London Macmillan 1982. Centenary Edition  0 
  8vo hardcover 416pp. very good+. / very good d/w with faded spine. 
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 35015  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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Ernest Pontifex or The Way Of All Flesh
Butler, Samuel
Methuen & Co, London, 1966,  1966 
  8vo. hardcover. 365pp. Very good. / Very good, slightly foxed d/w. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 45611  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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Francis Bacon's the New Atlantis: New Interdisciplinary Essays
Price, Bronwen (Editor)
ISBN: 0719060524
Manchester University Press 2002  2002 
  8vo softcover 209pp index. very good. This volume of eight new essays by leading scholars provides a stimulating dialogue between a range of critical perspectives. Encompassing the fields of cultural history, history of science, literature, and politics, the collection explores The New Atlantis' complex location within Bacon's oeuvre and its negotiations with cultural debates of the past and present. Often regarded as the apotheosis of Bacon's ideas through its depiction of an advanced "scientific" society, it is also read as a seminal work of science fiction. 
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Book Number: 52341  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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French Short Stories
Marueritte de Navarre, Voltaire, De Sade, Stendhal, Balzac, Alexandre Dumas, Victor Hugo, Prosper Merimee, Theophile Gautier, Gustave Flaubert, Julews Verne, Emile Zola, Anatole France, Guy de Maupassant, Marcel Proust, Coleete, Jean-Paul Satre and Albert
Folio 1998  1998 
  8vo. Hardcover in slip case. 412pp. Very good. Classic short stories ranging from the 15th century to the mid-20th century. Authors include: Marueritte de Navarre, Voltaire, De Sade, Stendhal, Balzac, Alexandre Dumas, Victor Hugo, Prosper Merimee, Theophile Gautier, Gustave Flaubert, Julews Verne, Emile Zola, Anatole France, Guy de Maupassant, Marcel Proust, Coleete, Jean-Paul Satre and Albert Camus. 
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 61815  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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Ghost Stories
Mare, Walter de la; Lithographs by Barnett Freedman
London, The Folio Society 1960  1960 
  8vo. Grey cloth hardcover. 234pp. illus. very good. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 29122  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel
Walls, Jeannette
ISBN: 1416586288
Scribner October 6, 2009  2009 
  8vo hardcover 288pp very good / very good d/w. For the first 10 years of her life, Lily Casey Smith, the narrator of this true-life novel by her granddaughter, Walls, lived in a dirt dugout in west Texas. Walls, whose megaselling memoir, The Glass Castle, recalled her own upbringing, writes in what she recalls as Lily's plainspoken voice, whose recital provides plenty of drama and suspense as she ricochets from one challenge to another. Having been educated in fits and starts because of her parents' penury, Lily becomes a teacher at age 15 in a remote frontier town she reaches after a solo 28-day ride. Marriage to a bigamist almost saps her spirit, but later she weds a rancher with whom she shares two children and a strain of plucky resilience. (They sell bootleg liquor during Prohibition, hiding the bottles under a baby's crib.) Lily is a spirited heroine, fiercely outspoken against hypocrisy and prejudice, a rodeo rider and fearless breaker of horses, and a ruthless poker player. Assailed by flash floods, tornados and droughts, Lily never gets far from hardscrabble drudgery in several states--New Mexico, Arizona, Illinois--but hers is one of those heartwarming stories about indomitable women that will always find an audience. Originally conceived as a biography based on family interviews and historical research, Walls found herself filling in too many blanks for Half Broke Horses to remain a work of nonfiction, so she assumed Smith's indomitable voice and set out to write a novelistic recreation of Smith's unconventional life. Most critics were captivated by Smith's earthy, straightforward style, despite the steady stream of repetitive axioms intermingled with her antics. 
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Her Benny
Hocking, Silas K.
ISBN: 0900389036
The Gallery Press 1968  1968 
  Small 8vo softcover 200pp b/w illus. very good, owner's inscription on fep. 
Price: $6.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 43972  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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Hillingdon Hall or The Cockney Squire.
Surtees, R.S.
ISBN: 1845882113
Nonsuch Classics, UK. 2006.  2006 
  12mo. softcover. 512pp. Near Fine. Written in 1845, this satire follows the lovable cockney grocer Jorrocks, and takes a stab at the upper-class fox hunting gentry of the day. 
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Book Number: 63582  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
Alvarez, Julia
ISBN: 0452268060
Plume June 1, 1992  1992 
  8vo softcover 290pp very good. Fifteen tales vividly chronicle a Dominican family's exile in the Bronx, focusing on the four Garcia daughters' rebellion against their immigrant elders. 
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Book Number: 50656  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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Island nights' entertainments, consisting of The beach of Falesá, The Bottle Imp, The Isle of Voices
Stevenson,Robert Louis
Cassell and Company, Ltd, London, N.D. circa 1907.  1907 
  8vo. softcover. 127pp. + ads. good-, chipped at top of spine, missing piece at bottom of spine, wear to corners. 
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 64817  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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Letters Between a Father and Son: Early Correspondence Between V.S.Naipaul and Family
Naipaul, V.S.
ISBN: 0349113130
Abacus September 7, 2000  2000 
  8vo softcover 333pp very good. In 1949, aged 17, V.S. Naipaul left his native Trinidad to take up an Island Scholarship at University College, Oxford. This volume presents his letters to his father - a journalist with the "Trinidad Guardian" - over four years until his father's death from a heart attack in 1953, aged 47. 
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Limits and Renewals
Kipling, Rudyard
London Macmillan 1982. Centenary Edition  0 
  8vo hardcover 398pp. very good+. / very good d/w with faded spine. 
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Book Number: 35009  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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Lord Jim
Conrad, Joseph
International Collectors Library n.d. - The Lois XVI Replica Binding  0 
  8vo. Green leatherette boards. Very good. 309pp. Includes original flyer from publishers. Rough cut page edges - lightly toned, printed on heavy texured cream paper, the page tops and spine title and spine and front board decorations are all in 24K gold, and not worn, as stated in flyers from the publishers. Ribbon place marker. Conrad's classic story about the wanderings of Jim in the Middle East and a Malaysian trading post. 
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Book Number: 51245  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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Losing Nelson
Unsworth, Barry
ISBN: 0140260919
Penguin Books July 6, 2000  2000 
  8vo softcover 312pp very good. Perched high atop his pedestal in London, Admiral Horatio Nelson has remained one of the loftiest icons of English nationalism. Now, however, he has been seriously rattled by Barry Unsworth's Losing Nelson, a gripping study of the dark side of heroism and hero worship. In the basement of his large, anonymous North London house, Charles Cleasby obsessively reenacts the admiral's every military maneuver: "Usually when we fought these battles I had a feeling of fulfilment, they brought me closer to him..." Cleasby's admiration also extends upstairs--to his life's work, a biography of the great man. His only assistant in his heroic struggle is Miss Lily (real name, Lilian Butler), a hired secretary who carefully transcribes his painstaking pages. Cleasby wants nothing better than to rescue Nelson from the revisionist clutches of unpatriotic academic cynics. Alas, his passion soon reveals a sinister side, as he declares that he is in fact the admiral's twin: I will say what I think angels are. They can be dark or bright, but they all have the gift of spontaneity, of creating themselves anew. This is a pure form of energy, and Horatio was winged with it. All the same, angels are not complete, they need their counterparts, the dark needs the bright, the hidden needs the open, and vice versa. Sometimes they meet and recognize each other. Sometimes, as with Horatio and me, the pairing occurs over spaces of time or distance. He became a bright angel on February 14, 1797, during the Battle of Cape St. Vincent. I became his dark twin on September 9, 1997, when I too broke the line. As the book builds to its inexorable climax--and Cleasby's only solace is his amanuensis--Losing Nelson confirms Unsworth as one of England's most elegant, understated novelists. His historical grasp of Nelson is outstanding. But his book really excels, and also profoundly disturbs, in its exploration of the tarnished angels of patriotism. --Jerry Brotton --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.nnFrom Publishers WeeklynUnsworth (Sacred Hunger; Morality Play) delivers another memorable tour de force in this tense portrait of a London man obsessed with Britain's greatest naval hero, Lord Nelson. Charles Cleasby lives by the "Horatio calendar," reenacting Nelson's battles with model shops on a glass table in his basement. In his mind they are joined: Nelson is a radiant angel, a hero of unstained virtue, and he is Nelson's other, shadow side: "I was his heir, I had inherited his being." For years Cleasby has been writing a book extolling Nelson's heroism, but has become blocked over a controversial incident in June 1799, when Nelson apparently tricked two fortresses of Neapolitan rebels into surrendering, under promise of a safe conduct, then turned them over to their murderous Bourbon king and queen for hanging. Unsworth's control of his material, and his artistic ingenuity, his narrative skill in what is essentially a highly literate suspense novel, are supreme here. By compressing the milestones of one man's lifetime into the calendar of another man's year, he creates a shuffled chronology of historical events that parallels his narrator's wavering state of mind. Paragraph by paragraph, Cleasby's sense of self shifts and dissolves; in one paragraph he describes the view of Nelson's ship entering Naples harbor, in the next "we" are standing at its prow, and in the next it's "I" onto whose arm Lady Hamilton is swooning. Cleasby's erotic stirrings for Emma Hamilton and his misadventures with London's Nelson Club are the stuff of high comedy, and it's hard to say exactly why this novel seems so unsettling and suspenseful. Unsworth holds open a door to normalcy in Cleasby's growing attraction to Miss LilyAhired to transcribe his manuscript to a word processorAwhose down-to-earth and very contemporary responses put Nelson on a more human scale. The book's surprise ending, held back to the final 
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Peter Ibbetson with an Introduction By His Cousin Lady ***** (" Madge Plunket" )
Du Maurier, George
Harper & Brothers, London 1924.  1924 
  8vo. hardcover. 381pp. b/w illus. Good, spine faded, missing fep., 
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Book Number: 65011  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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Romance of the Rose
Lorris, Guillaume De and Jean de Meun
ISBN: 0525470905
E. P. Dutton April 23, 1962  1962 
  8vo softcover 472pp very good. Po notes in pencil on end pages. This is a new translation of The Romance of the Rose, an allegorical account of the progress of a courtly love affair which became the most popular and influential of all medieval romances. In the hands of Jean de Meun, who continued de Lorris's work, it assumed vast proportions and embraced almost every aspect of medieval life from predestination and optics, to the Franciscan controversy and the right way to deal with premature hair-loss. 
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Salome
Wilde, Oscar, Illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley
Dover New York  0 
  4to. softcover. 66pp. b/w illus. good+, foxing inside covers & endpapers, cover corners rubbed. 
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Book Number: 62019  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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Surtees: Scenes and Characters
Surtees, Robert Smith (Cyril Ray, Ed.)
London: The Falcon Press, 1948  1948 
  Small 8vo. hardcover. 96pp. very good, front baord slightly bent. / very good d/w. 
Price: $8.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 22168  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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Tales from Chaucer
Chaucer, Geoffrey
Oxford University Press, London, 1967.  1967 
  8vo. hardcover. 239pp. colour illus by Majorie Walters. very good. / very good d/w. 
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 36378  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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Tales of Bandits, Robbers, and Smugglers
various
London Burns & Oates. n.d.  0 
  8vo. dec. cloth hardcover. Very good, presentation plate inside cover dated 1934. foxing to prelims. wear to back of spine. 
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Book Number: 52682  Bookseller: Dial a Book
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Tales of The Arabian Nights
Dulken, H. W. (editor)
Castle USA 1984.  1984 
  8vo. hardcover. 822pp. b/w illus. Very good, light foxing to endpapers. / Good+ d/w with creased rear flap and small tear at top of spine(repaired). The Text Revised and Emendated throughout by H.W. Dulcken with upwards of 200 Illustrations by Eminent Artists. 
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