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BANTOCK, NICK
Griffin & Sabine: An Extraordinary Correspondence
Chronicle Books, San Francisco. 1991. (ISBN: 0877017883) Hardcover. Book, Third printing. Unpaged (ca. forty), map endpapers, 19 illustrations in color, 14 postcards, 4 notes in decorative envelopes. Square octavo/21cm. Red cloth backed grey paper-covered boards with red titling, in similar dj, as new. An unusualy formattedl novel in colorful postcards, letters and lush drawings depicting an imaginary correspondence between Griffin Moss, a quiet artist living in London and Sabine, a rather exotic female supposedly living on a remote Pacific island. This was the start of a Griffin and Sabine series as well as a play. Nick Bantock ( 1949- ) is a British artist, illustrator, writer and creator of pop-up books. As New.
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Book number: 004655
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Catalogue: Fiction
Keywords: 0877017883 Art Romance Adventure Multi-Media Novel

 
BARRETT, WILLIAM E.
The Wine and the Music
Garden City, Doubleday & Company Inc. 1968. Hardcover. Book, (1968). Red cloth gilt, light wear at spine ends, internally fine. Made into the movie, Pieces of Dreams. The author (1900-1986) wrote numerous novels, short stories and articles including The Left Hand of God which was translated into ten languages and made into a movie starring Humphrey Bogart. He also wrote The Lilies of the Fields which became the 1963 movie.starring Sidney Poitier.. Fine.
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Book number: 004747
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Catalogue: Fiction-American
Keywords: Fiction Novel

 
O'BRIEN, FLANN
The Third Policeman. Introduction by Denis Donohue
Normal, Illinois, Dalkey Archive Press/ Illinois State University. 1999. (ISBN: 156478181X) Soft cover. Book, First Dalkey Archive Edition. xiii, 200, [ii]pp,, Introduction. 8vo/22cm. Paper, light wear, some pencil notes inside front cover, otherwise internally very good. A comic novel about the nature of time, death and existence. Flann O'Brien (1911-1966) was an Irish novelist, poet and satirist considered as one of Ireland comic geniuses and sometimes ranked with James Joyce and Samuel Beckett. Very Good.
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Book number: 005174
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Catalogue: Irish Fiction
Keywords: 156478181x Irish Stories Novels Novelists Fiction Comic Geniuses

 
YEATS-BROWN, FRANCIS
Bengal Lancer
London, Victor Gollancz Ltd. 1930. Hardcover. Book, First Edition. 288pp, Appendix. 8vo/22cm. Untitled cloth-backed plain boards (an India rebinding), some shadows of erased stamps (probably from the Indian military or a club library), a few pages have minor damage or foxing, otherwise clean, tight and very good, 2 newsclips of author's 1944 obit laid in. Major Francis Yeats-Briown (ca.1886-1944) was a soldier, journalist, author, airman and polo player. In his later years he became very interested in Indian mysticism and practiced yoga. The 8 page Appendix is his commentary on Yoga and Indian philosophy. He was very unhappy with the Hollywood movie production of Bengal Lancer of which Hitler apparently was an addict. Very Good.
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Book number: 005047
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Catalogue: India-Fiction
Keywords: Fiction India Military Travel and Adventure Autobiography

 
BUCK, PEARL S
Mandala
New York, The John Day Company. 1970. Hardcover. Book, BC edition. [v], 376pp, 8vo/22cm. Yellow hardback no wear, in slightly edgeworn dj. internally fine. NF/G+, An intercultural romance between an Indian prince and a Western moman. A good read for someone interested in India. One of the author's rare books on India. Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973) was Nobel Prize Laureate for literature in 1938 for her The Good Earth. She wrote many more than thirty other novels. Fine.
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Book number: 004974
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Catalogue: Fiction
Keywords: Romance,Intercultural Novel of India, Fiction,

 
BUCK, PEARL S
The Three Daughters of Madame Liang. A Novel
New York, John Day. 1969. Hardcover. Book, BOMC edition.315pp. 8vo/21.5cm. Pictorial tan cloth gilt in dj with slight edgewear, internally fine. NF/G+. A story of China during the Communist period. One of Nobel Laureate the author's several dozen novels. Pearl Sydenstricker Buck (1892-1973) was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938. She grew up in China and was one of its greatest advocates. She married Richard Walsh, President of the John Day Company, which became her chief publisher. Fine.
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Book number: 000103
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Catalogue: Fiction
Keywords: China

 
BUCKLEY, WILLIAM F.
Marco Polo, If You Can. A Novel
Garden City, NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1982. Hardcover. Book, 233pp. 8vo/21.5cm. Cloth backed gilt in protected dj. 2 ex librrary marks, otherwise clean, tight and very good. Another Blackford Oakes novel by the esteemed intellectual and conservative political pundit William Frank Buckley (1925-2008). He was famous for his sesquipedelian vocabulary. Very Good.
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Book number: 005075
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Catalogue: Fiction-American
Keywords: Fiction Famous Author Blackford Oakes Series

 
COOPER, JAMES FENIMORE
The Last of the Mohicans. Preface by Edward Everett Hale
New York, The Heritage Press. 0. Hardcover. Ill.: Edward A. Wilson. Book, Later printing of 1932 copyright text. xii, 377pp, many full page illustrations both in monochrome and color, Preface by Hale, Author's Introduction, Notes. 4to/26.cm. Quarter cloth with illustrated boards in green slipcase lightly faded near one edge and top front edge cracked, signature of previous owner on front pastedown, otherwise book in pristine condition. VG+/G-. Cooper's historical novel, the second of his Leatherstocking Tales pentalogy, was an immediate hit on publication but it set in movement a historical error which exists to the present day about the disappearance of the Mohican/Mohegan tribe which still exists. James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851) was one of the most popular American novelists of the nineteenth century. Edward A. Wilson (1886-1970) was a well known artist and illustrator, known especially for his woodcuts and illustrations in books about the sea . The Heritage Press was founded by George Macy (1900-1956) in 1935 for "the creation and distribution of semi-luxe books".
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Book number: 004669
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Catalogue: Fiction-American
Keywords: Edward A. Wilsonfiction Novels French & Indian War American Indians Native Americans Mohicans Lenni-Lenape Leatherstocking Tales Heritage Press George Macy

 
COOPER, JAMES FENIMORE
The Prairie. Introduction by Harry Hansen
Avon, Connecticut, The Heritage Press. 1968. Hardcover. Ill.: John Steuart Curry. Book, Second Printing (from 1940 Limited Editions Club). xv, 413pp, many sepia illustrations. Quarter brown moroccan leather with watercolor illustrated boards, pristine condition, in tan slip case with 2 tiny dits at bottom corner. F/VG+.This work published in 1827 is the last chronologically in the five novels of the Leatherstocky Tales featuring the life and adventures of Natty Bumpo, by then in his old age. James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851) was one of America's most popular 19th century writers. John Steuart Curry (1897-1946) was especially noted for paintings of his home state, Kansas, one of the prairie states. Along with Grant Wood and Thomas Hart Benton, he has been hailed as one of the three great painters of American Regionalism of the first half of the twentieth century. Harry Hansen (1884-1997) was an Iowa-born syndicated newspaper columnist and literary editor of the Chicago Daily News and later the New York World who attained tremendous popularity from both his writings and his radio programs. The Heritage Press succeeded George Macy's Limited Editions Club in which this edition was first printed. Both were highly successful efforts to get fine copies of the classics into the most American hands.
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Book number: 004657
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Catalogue: Fiction-American
Keywords: John Steuart Curryfiction American Novels Literature 19th Century

 
COOPER, JAMES FENIMORE
The Spy: A Tale of the Neutral Ground. Introduction by John T. Winterich
New York, The Heritage Press. 1963. Hardcover. Ill.: Henry C. Pitz. Book, Later printing. xv, 409pp, colored frontispiece, many illustrations in monochrome and color, Introduction, Author's Foreword (to the 1849 edition, the last during his lifetime), Notes. 4to/26.5cm. Quarter cloth with decorated boards in slipcase lightly faded on spine and near front (open) edge, book in pristine condition. NF/G+. Cooper's second novel, issued in 1821, was an immediate great hit and was an important milestone in the budding field of American fiction. James Fenimore Cooper ( 1789-1851) was one of the most popular American novelists of the nineteenth century. Henry C. Pitz (1895-1976) was an outstanding illustrator, especially in pen and ink. The Heritage Press was founded by George Macy (1900-1956) in 1935 for "the creation and distribution of semi-luxe books". NF.
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Book number: 004656
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Catalogue: Fiction-American
Keywords: Henry C. Pitzfiction Novels Revolutionary War Espionage Spies Heritage Press George Macy

 
DECOIN, DIDIER
Abraham of Brooklyn. Translated from the French by Elaine Halperin
New York, Alfred A. Knopf. 1974. (ISBN: 0394481151) Hardcover. Book, First American Edition. (Abraham de Brooklyn, Paris 1971). [xi], 209, [ii] pp. note about author, note on the type. 8vo/21.5cm. Brown cloth, light wear in slightly edgeworn and lightly soiled dj, internally fine. One of the early novels of the popular French writer, journalist and radio producer Didier Decoin (1945- ). It won the prestigious Prix des Libraires in 1972. Fine.
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Book number: 004434
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Catalogue: Fiction
Keywords: 0394481151 Fiction French Brooklyn 1972 Prix de Libraires

 
COONEY, ELEANOR AND DANIEL ALTIERI
Shangri La: The Return to the World of Lost Horizon
New York, William Morrow and Company, Inc. 1996. (ISBN: 0688128726) Hardcover. Ill.: Design by Laura Hammond Hough. Book, First Edition. x, 324pp. Yellow cloth gilt in dj. As new. 8vo/22cm. Suspense, danger, intrigue, passion and love in a remote part of Tibet named after Hilton James' paradisical place but threatened by a mean Chinese general during the 1966 Cultural Revolution. Will he win against Tom Conway, the courageous Western guardian who his daughter is in love with?. As New.
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Book number: 005137
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Catalogue: Tibet-Fiction
Keywords: 0688128726 Design By Laura Hammond Houghfiction Novel Tibet Romance Adventure Intrigue 1966

 
FORSTER, E.M.
Passage to India
Harmondsworth, Middlesex, Penguin Books. 1957. Soft cover. Book, Penguin Books 48. Later printing (1924). 317, [iii] pp. 12mo/18.5cm. Card wrappers, light soil, internally clean, tight and very good. Edward Morgan Forster (1879-1970) was a noted English author, critic and a member of the Bloomsbury Group. An account of the British in India, this is the last of his novels and his masterwork. Very Good.
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Book number: 004025
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Catalogue: India-Fiction
Keywords: India Fiction Classics

 
FORSTER, E.M.
A Passage to India
New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company. 1957. Hardcover. Book, Harbrace Modern Classics Later printing. 322pp. Small 8vo/20.5cm. Grey cloth, light soil and wear, previous owner name dated 1958 on ffep, otherwise internally clean, tight and very good. An account of the British in India, this is the last novel and masterwork of the English writer and critic Edward Morgan Forster (1879-1970), based partly on his previous several years residence in India. Very Good.
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Book number: 003437
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Catalogue: India-Fiction
Keywords: India Fiction Novel

 
FOX, GARDNER F.
Woman of Kali
New York, Gold Medal Books/Fawcett Publications. 1954. Soft cover. Ill.: Cover Painting by Herman Bischoff. Book, First Printing. Gold Medal Book 438. 156 + [iv] list pages. 12mo/18cm. Paper, light rubbing at extremities, pages lightly browned at edges, otherwise clean, tight and very good. An adventure novel of 18th century India. Gardner Francis Fox (1911-1986) was an American writer who wrote more than one hundred works as well as some four thousand comic book stories. Very Good.
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Book number: 003672
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Catalogue: India-Fiction
Keywords: Cover Painting By Herman Bischoffbritish India Fiction 18th Century Adventure

 
GILLESPIE, SUSAN
Himalayan View
Rome, The Albatross. 1950. Soft cover. Book, Modern Continental Library 587. 261 + [iii] pp. 12mo/18cm. Decorated wrappers, closed split at tail of front panel with small chip at tail of spine, previous owner name, internally clean and tight. Notice at bottom of front panel: "NOT TO BE INTRODUCED INTO THE BRITISH EMPIRE OR THE U.S.A." Susan Gillespie was the pseudonym of Edith Constance (Bradshaw) Turton-Jones (1904-1968). She wrote another novel about Indian life, Cantonment, in 1936. Most of her books were published in London by L.Bles as was this one in 1947. Good.
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Book number: 002064
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Catalogue: India-Fiction
Keywords: British India in Fiction Anglo-Indian Hill Station Family Life 20th Century Himalayas the Albatross Press Rome Distribution Restriction Modern Continental Library

 
HOFFMAN, ALICE
The Ice Queen: A Novel
Boston New York, Back Bay Books. 2006. (ISBN: 0316154385) Soft cover. Book, Third Printing (2005). [vi], 211, [vii] pp, Applause (reviews). 8vo/21.5cm. Paper. VG. "A stellar novel.." (Publishers Weekly). VG.
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Book number: 004963
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Catalogue: Fiction-American
Keywords: 0316154385 Fiction-American Single Women Life Change Events Near-Death Experiences

 
JHABVALA, RUTH PRAWER
Travelers
New York, Perennial Library/Harper & Row. 1977. Soft cover. Book, First Perennial Library Edition. [iv], 247pp. 12mo/18cm. Paper, light edgewear, papers beginning brown, otherwise clean, tight and very good. A novel with an interesting twist about travel in the author's adopted country. Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (1927- ) is a German born Booker Prize award-winning novelist, short story writer and screenwriter collaborator with Merchant Ivory Productions. Two of her scripts have won two Academy Awards of the six won by Merchant Ivory. Very Good.
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Book number: 005136
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Catalogue: India-Fiction
Keywords: Fiction India Academy Awards Merchant Ivory Productions

 
MICHENER, JAMES A.
Miracle in Seville
New York & London, Random House. 1995. Hardcover. Ill.: John Fulton. Book, Stated First Edition. [vi], 107, [iii], 26 illustrations (many full page) by John Fulton. Tall 8vo/ 24cm. Black cloth backed gilt with white boards, front flap of dj has 2 creases, otherwise NF. Novella set in Spain. James Albert Michener (1907-1997) was a late-starting but distinguished American author of more than forty works. Fulton John Short (b1933- ) later renamed John Fulton ,is an American who has lived and worked in Seville for thirty years and is also a "matador de toros", a matador certified by the Spanish bullfighting association. NF.
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Book number: 004184
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Catalogue: Fiction
Keywords: John Fultonbullfighting Seville Spain Fiction Novella Breeding

 
MOLL, ELICK
Mr. Seidman and the Geisha
New York, Simon & Schuster. 1962. Hardcover. Book, First Printing as stated. 186, [i]pp, pen and ink drawings. 12mo/20.5cm. Illustrated white cloth, ex-lib, light wear with dj in heavy library protector adhered to pastedowns, otherwise clean and tight. An amusing story. Good.
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Book number: 003540
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Catalogue: Fiction
Keywords: Fiction Novel Japan Humor

 
NAIPAUL, V.S.
An Area of Darkness
Harmondsworth, Middlesex, Penguin Books. 1975. (ISBN: 0140028951) Soft cover. Book, Second reprint of first Penguin edition (1958/1964). 267, [iv ads] pp. 12mo/18cm. Paper, light wear, previous owners initials on ffep, otherwise internally fine. VG. V.S. Naipaul (1932- ) was born in Trinidad of Indian parents but until the one year trip related in this book he states that the country and its attitudes remained outside his experience, in an 'area of darkness'. With his exceptional gifts of writing and perception, recognized by the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2001, he sheds considerable light on that darkness. Fine.
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Book number: 005148
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Keywords: 0140028951 India Non-Fiction Travel & Description Commentary Analysis Nobel Laureate

 
NARAYAN, R.K.
The Financial Expert with an Introduction by Graham Greene
Mysore, Indian Thought Publications. 1958. Soft cover. Book, First Indian Edition (1952). viii, 178pp. 12mo/19cm. Printed blue wrappers, slightly edgeworn, stamp of Oxford Book & Stationery Co. Calcutta on half title page, otherwise clean, tight and very good. One of Narayan's most successful novels with an introduction by his friend and mentor Graham Greene who helped him get his first works published. It is considered to be his masterpiece and was hailed as one of the most original works of fiction when it first appeared in 1951. R.K. Narayan (1906-2001), shortened from Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Narayanaswami, was an Indian author wose works of fiction include a series of books about people and their interactions in an imagined town of India (Malgudi). One of three leading figures of early Indian literature in English, along with Mulk Raj Anand and Raja Rao, he is credited with bringing Indian literature in English to the rest of the world, and is regarded as one of India's greatest English language novelists. Narayan started Indian Though Publications about 1944 and it was until recently still managed by his granddaughter. Very Good.
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Book number: 004778
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Catalogue: India-Fiction
Keywords: India Fiction Novel Indian Village Life English Language Novelists of India Graham Greene Malgudi

 
NARAYAN, R.K.
The Guide: A Novel...
New York, The Viking Press. 1958. Hardcover. Book, First American Edition. [iv], 220pp, illustrated endpapers--characters of Malgudi an imaginary Indian village created by Narayan. Small 8vo/21cm. Blue cloth, light wear, small stain edge of back joint, otherwise internally fine. This book won the Sahitya Akademi Award and was adapted for films in Hindi and English and for Broadway. R. K. Narayan (1910-2001) was one of India's finest early novelists writing in English. Fine.
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Book number: 004821
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Catalogue: India-Fiction
Keywords: India Literature in English Fiction Novels Malgudi South Asia Indo-English Writers Sahitya Akademi Award Winner

 
NARAYAN, R.K.
Waiting for the Mahatma: A Novel
London, Methuen & Co. Ltd. 1955. Hardcover. Book, First Edition. 256pp. 12mo/19cm. Tan cloth, red lettering, light soil at tail, dj lacking back blurb flap laid in, illustrated endpapers showing imaginary town of Malgudi, internally fine. VG/partial. One of Narayan's classic stories of imaginary happenings in Malgudi near the end of the British Raj. The map of Malgudi was created by Dr. James M. Fennelly, an American scholar of Narayan's works, from the descriptions of the town in Narayan's works. Fine.
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Book number: 004820
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Catalogue: India-Fiction
Keywords: India Indian Literature in English Fiction Novel Malgudi South Asia Fennely Indo-Englsih Writers

 
RAJAN, BALACHANDRA
The Dark Dancer
London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1959. Hardcover. Book, First British Edition (1958-US). [v], 313pp. Maroon cloth, light wear, previous owner name on ffep, otherwise internally fine. "A sobering study of the conflicts of Partitition." A Cambridge educated Indian returns to his homeland for an arranged marriage on the eve of Partition, with trepidation, complicated by the visit of a beautiful former English acquaintance from Cambridge. Balachandra Rajan (1920- ) a scholar of poetry and poetics, is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Western Ontario. Educated at Cambridge, Rajan returned to India and served in the Indian Foreign Service, including at the UN, before emigrating to Canada. He wrote several non-fiction books and one novel in addition to this one. Fine.
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Book number: 003742
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Catalogue: India-Fiction
Keywords: India Fiction Novel Partition Romance

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