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524pp. paperback: near Fine [text is lightly age browned; else a nice crisp copy] A history of Britain in dictionary format covering Roman times to the present, including over 3, 000 entries, maps, tables, chronologies, etc.
313pp. hardback 8vo: near Fine in a near Fine dj in poly cover [small brown patch ffep where a sticker was lifted; else nrF] Irish novelist Joyce Arthur Cary (born Arthur Joyce Lunel, 1888-1957) served for a time in the British colonial service in Nigeria, the background for this novel. Sylvia Lynd compared it to Forster s A Passage to India, and Cyril Connolly called it intelligent and fascinating.
Edition: 2002 advance uncorrected proof.
Publisher: New York: Basic Civitas Books
Description: 162pp. paperback 12mo: near Fine [vertical crease on front cover; else nrF] Essays drawn from the author's Alain LeRoy Locke Lectures at Harvard. He covers three black writers: J. A. Rogers, Vincent O. Carter and Caryl Phillips. read more
Edition: 1996 1st ed.
Publisher: New York: Ballantine
Date published: 1996
Description: SIGNED on title p. by author. 498pp. hardback sm 4to: Fine in a Fine dj [a top corner tip lightly bumped; else F; dj = nick @ spine head; else F] The author (b. 1952), son of Michael Shaara who won the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for "The Killer Angels" (made into the film, "Gettysburg"), has written a first novel that is a "prequel" to that earlier work. His book was also made into a film of the same name. read more
Description: 359pp. paperback: Very Good+ [text is age browned; else VG+] A blend of fact and fiction, originally published in 1954, in which the author, prolific English writer Daphne du Maurier (Lady Daphne Browning, 1907-1989), uses details of the life of her great great grandmother, Mary Anne Clarke, mistress of the Duke of York, Commander-in-Chief of the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars. Old-style Penguin cover illustration by Virgil Burnett. read more