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American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century, Volume 1: Freneau to Whitman (The Library of America)

By: N/A

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: The Library of America: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2262955

ISBN: 0940450607

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Page ridges very faintly foxed. 1993 Hard Cover. xxiii, 1099 pp. In nineteenth-century America, poetry was part of everyday life, as familiar as a hymn, a love song, a patriotic exhortation. The two volumes of The Library of America’s American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century reveal the vigor and diversity of a tradition embracing solitary visionaries and congenial storytellers, humorists and dissidents, songwriters and philosophers. These extraordinary anthologies reassess America’s poetic legacy with a comprehensive sweep that no previous anthology has attempted. Extending c... View more info

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Stories from the New Yorker, 1950-1960

By: N/A

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2279154

Condition: Very Good


Light spots on boards, faint stain along page ridges. 1960 Hard Cover. vii, 780 pp. A thirty-fifth anniversary volume of stories that have appeared in the magazine during the past decade. Forty-seven distinguished stories that have appeared in The New Yorker since 1950. A list of the writers whose work appears in Stories from the New Yorker: 1950-1960: Roger Angell, Saul Bellow, Elizabeth Bishop, Maeve Brennan, Harold Brodkey, John Cheever, Robert M. Coates, Roald Dahl, Daniel Fuchs, Mavis Gallant, Richard T. Gill, Nadine Gordimer, Nancy Hale, Elizabeth Hardwick, Robert Henderson, R. Prawer Jh... View more info

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A Fool's Errand

By: 'One of the Fools' [Tourgee, Albion Winegar]

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Fords, Howard, & Hulbert: 1879

Seller ID: 2296934

Condition: Good


Boards lightly toned, corners bumped, front free endpaper missing. 1879 Hard Cover. 361, [4] pp. 8vo. An anti-racism allegory set in the post-Civil War United States, in which a former Union colonel travels in North Carolina and encounters the Ku Klux Klan. Tourgee was a Radical Republican, and an activist against racism both socially and institutionally - in his newspaper column A Bystander's Notes, he encouraged resistance to segregation laws, and was chosen as lead attorney for Homer Plessy in the famous case of Plessy v. Ferguson. View more info

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Pocahontas: A Historical Drama, in Five Acts; with an Introductory Essay and Notes

By: A Citizen of the West [Owen, Robert Dale]; [Mackay, Robert W. Stuart]

Price: $500.00  $400.00

Publisher: George Dearborn: 1837

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289646

Condition: Good


First edition. Boards a bit rubbed with minimal loss from spine head and foot, corners exposed, moderately foxed throughout, ink name on front endpaper and flyleaf. 1837 Hard Cover. Sabin 58021. Sabin gives both Owen and Mackay as possible authors, without providing rationale in support of either. Mackay is listed as the copyright holder on this copy. A historical drama focused on the life of Pocahontas, the Native American daughter of chief Powhatan famous for saving the life of John Smith. She later converted to Christianity and wed John Rolfe. View more info

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After the War: A Novel

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2270610

ISBN: 0375406832

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket very faintly toned. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 305 pp. Alice Adams is considered to be one of the major American writers of the last thirty years. Her stories appeared in The New Yorker from 1969 and 1995, as well as in twenty-two O. Henry Awards collections and several volumes of Best American Short Stories. After the War is her eleventh and final novel--the brilliant coda to a brilliant career. After the War begins where her acclaimed novel A Southern Exposure ended: in the small Southern town of Pinehill during World War II. With all... View more info

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Second Chances: A Novel

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270613

ISBN: 0394568249

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket flaps lightly toned. 1988 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 257 pp. A group of friends who have known one another for decades grapples with the realization that they are growing old, attempts to come to terms with the past, and searches for new possibilities in their lives. View more info

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To See You Again: Stories

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270618

ISBN: 0394523350

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1982 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 304 pp. Tells the stories of a woman distraught over the loss of her husband's diaries, a teachers's unexpected attraction towards a student, and an artist's reevaluation of her life and accomplishments. View more info

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Return Trips: Stories

By: Adams, Alice

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270620

ISBN: 0394536339

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Top edge and endpapers faintly foxed, jacket lightly toned with faint crease on front flap corner, spine cloth a bit discolored along edges. 1985 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 195 pp. The author writes in these stories of people in motion, traveling in search of friends, culture, renewed engagement with life--people seeking the magic of a new place or traveling to places of childhood to put the past to rest. View more info

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Hearst's International Combined with Cosmopolitan Magazine, June 1934 (Vol. XCVI, No. 6, [Whole] No. 576)

By: Adams, Franklin P.; Chambers, Robert W.; Lyons, Eugene; Cram, Mildred; Holbrook, Weare; Sabatini, Rafael; Rickenbacker, E.V. [Eddie Vernon]; Knight, Clayton; Ripley, Clements; Swift, J. Otis; Kyne, Peter B.; Barton, Bruce; Abdullah, Achmed; Flagg, James

Price: $60.00  $48.00

Publisher: International Magazine Company, Inc.: 1934

Seller ID: 2292766

Condition: Very Good


Edges lightly rubbed and foxed. 1934 Magazine. 200 pp. 11 1/2 x 8 1/2. Harrison Fisher illustration on front wrapper, Life Savers advertisement on rear wrapper. Color and black & white advertisements, photographs, and illustrations throughout. Cosmopolitan Magazine was founded in 1886, and purchased by William Randolph Hearst in 1905, who merged it with another smaller publication he owned in 1925. It was called 'Hearst's International Combined with Cosmopolitan Magazine' until 1952, the year after Hearst's death. During this period it published the first appearances of many novels and short s... View more info

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Hearst's International Combined with Cosmopolitan Magazine, May 1934 (Vol. XCVI, No. 5, [Whole] No. 575)

By: Adams, Franklin P.; Douglas, Lloyd C.; Vance, Louis Joseph; Baron, Walter; Cram, Mildred; Knickerbocker, H.R.; Abdullah, Achmed; Duncan, Gregor; Maugham, W. Somerset; Hambidge, Gove; Sobol, Louis; Kerr, Sophie; Robinson, Elsie; Roe, Vingie E.; Parker, Do

Price: $60.00  $48.00

Publisher: International Magazine Company, Inc.: 1934

Seller ID: 2292767

Condition: Very Good


1/4 inch tear to rear wrapper edge, faint internal crease to portion of front wrapper. 1934 Magazine. 184 pp. 11 1/2 x 8 1/2. Harrison Fisher illustration on front wrapper, Betty Crocker advertisement featuring Sylvia Sidney on rear wrapper. Color and black & white advertisements, photographs, and illustrations throughout. Cosmopolitan Magazine was founded in 1886, and purchased by William Randolph Hearst in 1905, who merged it with another smaller publication he owned in 1925. It was called 'Hearst's International Combined with Cosmopolitan Magazine' until 1952, the year after Hearst's death.... View more info

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The Education of Henry Adams (The Modern Library of the World's Best Books 76)

By: Adams, Henry; Adams, James Truslow

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: The Modern Library: 1931

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2278349

ISBN: 0394600762

Condition: Very Good


Includes original jacket. Copyright states 1931, but presence of ISBN, jacket style, and $2.95 list price indicate 1970-1975 printing. Jacket edges a bit rubbed. xvi, 517, [11] pp. Introduction by James Truslow Adams. The Education of Henry Adams records the struggle of Bostonian Henry Adams (1838-1918), in early old age, to come to terms with the dawning 20th century, so different from the world of his youth. It is also a sharp critique of 19th century educational theory and practice. In 1907, Adams began privately circulating copies of a limited edition printed at his own expense. Commercial... View more info

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American Poetry: The Twentieth Century, in Two Volumes (The Library of America)

By: Adams, Henry; Parker; Dorothy; Cummings, E.E.; Swenson, May

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: The Library of America: 2000

Seller ID: 2288498

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase. A few light spots on slipcase panels. Newspaper clippings laid in to volume two. 2000 Hard Cover. xxx, 986; xxxii, 1009 pp. Two volume set. Includes publisher's slipcase. In the years between the beginning of the twentieth century and the end of World War II, American poetry was transformed, producing a body of work whose influence was felt throughout the world. Now for the first time the landmark two-volume Library of America anthology of twentieth-century poetry through the post-War years restores that era in all its astonishing beauty and explosive energy. Thi... View more info

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A Death in the Family

By: Agee, James

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: McDowell, Obolensky: 1985

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2271540

Condition: Very Good


Modern reissue. Ink name on front endpaper, light edge wear. 1985 Hard Cover. A Death in the Family is an autobiographical novel by author James Agee, set in Knoxville, Tennessee. He began writing it in 1948, but it was not quite complete when he died in 1955. It was edited and released posthumously in 1957 by editor David McDowell. Agee's widow and children were left with little money after Agee's death and McDowell wanted to help them by publishing the work. Agee won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1958 for the novel. View more info

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The Best of Louisa May Alcott: A Charming Illustrated Collection Including Little Women, Little Men, and the Finest Short Stories.

By: Alcott, Louis May; Booss, Claire

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: Gramercy Books: 1994

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2295960

ISBN: 0517100347

Condition: Very Good


General light wear to jacket. Spine soiled, purple mark on page base. 1994 Hard Cover. x, 789 pp. Edited by Claire Booss. Illustrated by Frank T. Merrill, Reginald B. Birch, Addie Ledyard and others. A collection of stories from Louisa May Alcott, including Little Women, Little Men and twenty-four short stories. View more info

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Jack and Jill (Complete Authorized Edition)

By: Alcott, Louisa M.

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: A.L. Burt Company: 1928

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2272416

Condition: Very Good


Surface tears along jacket edges, one-inch tear along top edge of jacket rear, a few small tears along jacket edges. A few small spots on top page ridge, ink name on frontispiece recto. 1928 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 334 pp. Includes color frontispiece. Jack and Jill: A Village Story by Louisa May Alcott, is a children's book originally published in 1880. It takes place in a small New England town after the Civil War. The story of two good friends named Jack and Janey, Jack and Jill tells of the aftermath of a serious sledding accident. View more info

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Under the Lilacs

By: Alcott, Louisa M.

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company: 1905

Seller ID: 2278878

Condition: Good


No jacket, binding repaired, minor loss to spine head and spine base, ink note on front endpaper. 1905 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 305 pp. Bab and Betty, two little girls, are having a tea party with their dolls when an unknown dog appears and steals their cake. The girls find the dog, Sancho, along with his owner Ben Brown, a run-away from the circus who is hiding in their play barn in a carriage. They discover that Ben is a horse master and when he is taken in by the Moss', they get him a job on a neighboring farm. It is there that he can work with horses and dr... View more info

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My Boys [Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag. My Boys, Etc.]

By: Alcott, Louisa M.

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company: 1900

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2279499

Condition: Very Good


Reissue of BAL 168 (early 1900s). No jacket, tear along spine head and front hinge, a few light smudges to first few pages. We have more books available by this author!. 215 pp. CONTENTS; My Boys; Tessa's Surprises; Buzz; The Children's Joke; Dandelion; Madam Cluck, and Her Family; A Curious Call; Tilly's Christmas; My Little Gentleman; Back Windows; Little Marie of Lehon; My May-Day Among Curious Birds and Beasts; Our Little Newsboy; Patty's Patchwork. View more info

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Spinning-Wheel Stories

By: Alcott, Louisa M.

Price: $75.00  $60.00

Publisher: Roberts Brothers: 1885

Edition: Early printing

Seller ID: 2279512

Condition: Near Fine


Early printing. No jacket, ink gift note on second blank. 1885 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 276 pp. Engraved ads for Alcott's other books follow text (BAL 206). A collection of 12 short stories. CONTENTS: Grandma's Story; Tabby's Table-Cloth; Eli's Education; Onawandah; Little Things; The Banner of Beaumanoir; Jerseys, or, the Girl's Ghost; The Little House in the Garden; Daisy's Jewel-Box, and How She Filled It; Corny's Catamount; The Cooking-Class; The Hare and the Tortoise. View more info

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A Modern Mephistopheles, and A Whisper in the Dark

By: Alcott, Louisa M.

Price: $75.00  $60.00

Publisher: Roberts Brothers: 1889

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2279513

Condition: Near Fine


First Thus: second edition of A Modern Mephistopheles, first appearance of A Whisper in the Dark (BAL 219). No jacket, ink gift note on second blank, pages very faintly toned. 1889 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 350 pp. ABOUT A MODERN MEPHISTOPHELES: This chilling tale of lust, deception, and greed beings on a midwinter night as Felix Canaris, a despairing writer about to take his own life, is saved by a knock at the door. His mysterious visitor, Jasper Helwyze, promises the poor student fame and fortune in return for his complete devotion. The embittered Helwyze the... View more info

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Poppies and Wheat

By: Alcott, Louisa M.

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company: 1900

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2279516

Condition: Very Good


First Thus (BAL 230). No jacket, sticker on front paste-down endpaper, ink gift note on front endppaer, pencil marks on page one. 1900 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 54 pp. Green cloth boards with gilt titles and red poppies on cover. EXCERPT: As the great steamer swung round into the stream the cloud Of white handkerchiefs waving on the wharf melted away, the last good-byes grew fainter, and those who went and those who stayed felt that the parting was over. View more info

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Jo's Boys, and How They Turned Out. A Sequel to Little Men.

By: Alcott, Louisa M. [May]

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: Roberts Brothers: 1894

Seller ID: 2297872

Condition: Very Good


No jacket. Tear to spine head, front hinge starting, tissue guard lightly foxed. 1894 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 365 pp. Jo's Boys, and How They Turned Out: A Sequel to Little Men is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott, first published in 1886. The novel is the final book in the unofficial Little Women series. In it, Jo's children, now grown, are caught up in real world troubles. View more info

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May Flowers

By: Alcott, Louisa M. [May]

Price: $75.00  $60.00

Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company: 1899

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2199975

Condition: Very Good


First thus. Ink name & date and pencil owner information on front endpaper, minor repair to front hinge, spine toned. 1899 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 56 pp. 8vo. Original grey cloth, gilt titles, frontispiece and illustrations by Albert F. Schmitt. A short work by the author of Little Women, an important figure in American literature and the Transcendentalist movement. The first individual appearance of this title, which originally appeared in A Garland for Girls in 1888. BAL 227. View more info

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Little Men: Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys

By: Alcott, Louisa May

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1901

Seller ID: 2262055

Condition: Near Fine


Two half-inch tears along top edge of jacket front, jacket edges lightly rubbed, ink marks on rear jacket flap. Ink note on front endpaper. 1901 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 335 pp. Little Men, or Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott, first published in 1871. The novel reprises characters from Little Women and is considered by some the second book of an unofficial Little Women trilogy, which is completed with Alcott's 1886 novel Jo's Boys, and How They Turned Out: A Sequel to 'Little Men'. Little Men tells the story of Jo... View more info

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Little Men: Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys (Illustrated Junior Library)

By: Alcott, Louisa May

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1947

Seller ID: 2278345

Condition: Very Good


One inch by one inch chip to jacket spine head and jacket spine base, jacket edges rubbed with multiple small chips and creases. 1947 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 372 pp. Illustrated by Douglas Gorsline. Color endpapers. Little Men, or Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott, first published in 1871. The novel reprises characters from Little Women and is considered by some the second book of an unofficial Little Women trilogy, which is completed with Alcott's 1886 novel Jo's Boys, and How They Turned Out: A Sequel to 'Little... View more info

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Anthony Adverse

By: Allen, Hervey

Price: $225.00  $180.00

Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc.: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283715

Condition: Near Fine


First edition, first state (p. 352, line 6: Xaxier; p. 397, line 22: found found; p. 1086, line 18: blacksmith ship). Includes original jacket in good condition (unclipped, $3.00 list price on front flap). Owner bookplate on front endpaper, jacket toned. 1933 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 1224 pp. 8vo. The novel which inspired the 1936 Academy Award winning film directed by Mervyn LeRoy and starring Fredric March and Olivia de Havilland. From the publication of his Ballads of the Border in 1916, when he was in the National Guard serving on the Mexican Border, Hervey... View more info

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Anthony Adverse

By: Allen, Hervey

Price: $225.00  $180.00

Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc.: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283716

Condition: Near Fine


First edition, first state (p. 352, line 6: Xaxier; p. 397, line 22: found found; p. 1086, line 18: blacksmith ship). Includes original jacket in good condition (unclipped, $3.00 list price on front flap). Jacket toned, minimal loss from jacket spine head, a few closed 1/2 inch tears along edges. 1933 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 1224 pp. 8vo. The novel which inspired the 1936 Academy Award winning film directed by Mervyn LeRoy and starring Fredric March and Olivia de Havilland. From the publication of his Ballads of the Border in 1916, when he was in the National ... View more info

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The Choir Invisible

By: Allen, James Lane

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Macmillan Company: 1898

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2202908

Condition: Very Good


18th printing. No jacket, large stain to corner of rear paste-down endpaper and rear endpaper. 1898 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 361 pp. James Lane Allen was an American novelist and short story writer whose work often depicted the culture and dialects of his native Kentucky. His work is characteristic of the late-19th century local color era, when writers sought to capture the vernacular in their fiction. Allen has been described as Kentucky's first important novelist. This novel, by the author of John Gray, is a story set in the green wilderness of Kentucky. Par... View more info

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A Kentucky Cardinal and Aftermath

By: Allen, James Lane

Price: $45.00  $36.00

Publisher: The Macmillan Company: 1900

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2286110

Condition: Very Good


First thus. Spine faded, ink name and date on front endpaper. 1900 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxxii, 276, [4] pp. 8vo. Red cloth, gilt titles and elaborate gilt decorations similar to those used in the Cranford Series, which began in 1891 and gave us the famous Peacock on Sundial cover design now coveted by collectors. Revised from the 1894 and 1895 originals, this edition includes the full text of A Kentucky Cardinal and Aftermath, with a new preface by the author, and illustrations by Hugh Thomson. A novel by an important Kentucky author known for incorporating... View more info

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Mi Pais Inventado: Un Paseo Nostalgico por Chile

By: Allende, Isabel

Price: $30.00  $24.00

Publisher: Rayo: 2003

Edition: 2nd Printing

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200718

ISBN: 0060545658

Condition: Near Fine


2nd printing. Signed by author without inscription. Spanish text. Near fine. Near Fine. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 219 pp. Spanish text. El primer recuerdo que Isabel Allende tiene de Chile es el de una casa que nunca conoció: la casa grande y vieja de la calle Cueto, donde nació su madre. Esta casa, evocada por su abuelo con tanta frecuencia que Isabel cree haber vivido allí, se convierte en la protagonista de su primera novela La Casa de los Espíritus. Dicha obra vuelve a aparecer al comienzo de las fascinantes y seductoras memorias, Mi País Inventa... View more info

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Forest of the Pygmies

By: Allende, Isabel; Peden, Margaret Sayers

Price: $8.00  $6.40

Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200770

ISBN: 0060761962

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 296 pp. Alexander Cold knows all too well his grandmother Kate is never far from an adventure. When International Geographic commissions her to write an article about the first elephant-led safaris in Africa, they head -- with Nadia Santos and the magazine's photography crew -- to the blazing, red plains of Kenya. Days into the tour, a Catholic missionary approaches their camp in search of his companions who have mysteriously disappeared. Kate, Alexander, Nadia, and their team, agreeing to aid the rescue, enlist the ... View more info