Autumn 1921. The Peabody-Emerson clan are enjoying a fruitful period of excavation in Egypt. But when they hear the alarming tale of a man's mysterious death their digging turns to detecting. His widow is convinced her husband was the victim of a curse and implores the Emersons to find and return the small 'deadly' statue that killed him to the ...
Autumn 1921. The Peabody-Emerson clan are enjoying a fruitful period of excavation in Egypt. But when they hear the alarming tale of a man's mysterious death their digging turns to detecting. His widow is convinced her husband was the victim of a curse and implores the Emersons to find and return the small 'deadly' statue that killed him to the tomb from which it was stolen -- before it claims another life. From bitter experience the Emersons know it would be a serious mistake to start chasing tomb robbers. But Amelia and family soon start to find the curse may be more real than ever imagined...
New in fine dust jacket. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 368 p. Amelia Peabody Mysteries. Audience: General/trade. New book in Fine jacket. NO defects or markings and book is unread. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. 350 pp. Map illustrated endpapers. Green boards and black spine with gilt lettering. An Amelia Peabody Mystery.
Very good in fine dust jacket. SIGNED by author on special bound-in limitation page (signature only). 1st edition, 1st printing, complete number line. Essentially as new except for minor softening to base of spine. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 368 p. Amelia Peabody Mysteries (Hardcover). Audience: General/trade. 'Signed First Edition' sticker. An Amelia Peabody mystery by the author of 'A River in the Sky' and 'The Golden One'. Where possible, all books come with dust jacket in a protective mylar sleeve, sealed in a ziplock bag, wrapped in bubble wrap, shipped in a box.
Near Fine in J New jacket. 1st ed/1st printing, SIGNED by the author on the title page. This book is square, solid, unread and without flaws. The boards are solid and unblemished, and the DJ is sharp and protected by a Brodart cover. You'll be so thrilled when you receive this book you'll feel as though you've wandered over the hills and far away, beyond the fields we know...NOTE: nearly nonexistent evidence of handling to the page tops.
Near Fine. 1st ed/1st printing, SIGNED by the author on the title page. This book is square, solid, unread and without flaws. The boards are solid and unblemished, and the DJ is sharp and protected by a Brodart cover. You'll be so thrilled when you receive this book you'll trumpet like a bull elephant--just watch you don't trample the neighbors! NOTE: light evidence of handling to page bottoms and tops, but not staining, just very minor gapping.
Collectible-Fine in Near Fine jacket. 8vo-8"-9" Tall. Signed by Author A clean, crisp copy. Has page which states 'this limited and signed first edition has been specially bound by the publisher" and signed by Peters on this page. Map endpapers. 350pp. Dust jacket has a short thumb scratch on front. New mylar cover.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Signed by Author Hard Cover--VG/VG--SIGNED by author--Book and dust jacket are clean and bright with only slight wear--350 pages--Stated First Printing w/full # string and original price present.
Very good in very good dust jacket. BI5-A limited first edition hardcover book signed by the author in near fine condition in near fine dust jacket that is mylar protected. Book have previous owner's bookplate adhered on front fixed endpaper, dust jacket and book have some light shelf wear. This Limited and Signed First Edition of Elizabeth Peters The Serpent On The Crown has been specially bound and produced by the publisher. 9.5"x6.5", 350 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.
I haven't had a chance to read this one but I have thoroughly enjoyed all that I have in the series so I expect I will not be disappointed. This particular volume I purchased for my daughter who is an Archaelogist.
Sep 8, 2007
Try Amelia Peabody for a fine follow-up series for fans who've grown up on Harry Potter!
Publishers Weekly, 2005-03-07 MWA Grand Master Peters delivers another winner that you can't put down and yet don't want to see end, the 17th entry in her bestselling series to feature Egyptologist Amelia Peabody Emerson and her extended family (after 2004's Guardian of the Horizon). Early in 1922, novelist Magda Petherick, the widow of noted collector Pringle Petherick, interrupts the tea that the Emerson clan are enjoying on the veranda of their house by the Nile. Mrs. Petherick wants Emerson, Amelia's eminent archeologist husband, to dispose of a beautiful golden statuette that Pringle acquired shortly before his death because she believes it carries a curse. All are intrigued. News travels fast, and such a magnificent artifact soon attracts all manner of collectors, museum authorities, journalists and evildoers. Emerson's illegitimate half-brother, Sethos, formerly a dealer in illegal antiquities, arrives in disguise, but unfortunately he's followed by the gentleman he's impersonating. Tomb excavations, mountain treks, brutal attacks, an abduction, an exorcism and murder keep the plot hopping. The author's droll sense of humor and picture of a leisurely and less complicated age add to the appeal. Agent, Dominick Abel. (On sale Mar. 29) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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