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An Arrow from Maraka

By: Mvona, Sambalikagwa

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Blantyre, Malawil, Likhula: 2011

Edition: First printing

Seller ID: 1450

Condition: Very Good


Mvona, Sambalikagwa. An Arrow from Maraka. Blantyre, Malawi: Likhula Publications, 2011, first printing. Softcover, 12.5 by 18.2 cm, 224 pp. Very good with light rubbing on the covers and a small penciled “29” on the upper right corner of the front cover. No other writing, highlighting, names, or markings. Despite the fact thathis books are difficult to obtain outside of Africa, Mvona is an internationally recognized novelist and poet. From the back cover: “Bwan’noni Kunde is the most powerful financial magnate in Lipeto that even the State President cannot just wake up and poke h... View more info

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The Masque of Africa: Glimpses of African Belief

By: Naipaul, V.S.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 2010

Edition: first printing of the first North American edition

Seller ID: 2296

Condition: Fine


Hardcover with dust jacket, 241 pp. Fine in a fine jacket. “Like all of V. S. Naipaul’s ‘travel’ books, The Masque of Africa encompasses a much larger narrative and purpose: to judge the effects of belief (in indigenous animisms, the foreign religions of Christianity and Islam, the cults of leaders and mythical history) upon the progress of civilization. From V. S. Naipaul: ‘For my travel books I travel on a theme. And the theme of The Masque of Africa is African belief. I begin in Uganda, at the center of the continent, do Ghana and Nigeria, the Ivory Coast and Gabon, and end at t... View more info

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An Annotated Mahabharata Bibliography

By: P. Lal [Purushottama Lal]

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Calcutta, Writers Workshop: 1967

Seller ID: 2333

Condition: Good


Yellow cloth with black spine titles and cover decorations, dust jacket, 14.5 by 22.5 cm, 33 pp. Good with light bumping to the corners, some faint black smudges on the covers, and three small tape stains on the front and rear pastedown – and matching stains on the jacket flaps – where the dust jacket was once taped down. Aside from the tape stains, the dust jacket has fading on the spine panel and large chips at the head and tail of the spine. The Mahabharata, one of the two Sanskrit epic poems of ancient India (the other being the Ramayana), is an important source of information on th... View more info

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The Lemon Tree of Modern Sex and Other Essays

By: P. Lal [Purushottama Lal]

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Calcutta, Writers Workshop: 1974

Seller ID: 2597

Condition: Very Good


Pink/purple and patterned cloth with gilt spine titles, lacks jacket, 14.5 by 22.2 cm, 106 pp. Inscribed, signed and dated (Calcutta 1974) by P. Lal on the ffep. Very good but for sun fading on the spine and a bookplate on the half-title page. Has a label on the rear pastedown that reads “Handbound by Tulamiah with Indian handloom cloth at 13 Patwarbagan Lane, Calcutta.” Includes essays on Samuel Beckett, Dante, Albert Camus, Somerset Maugham, Evelyn Waugh, Edith Sitwell, “What is Indian in Indian Literature,” “Ramananda Chatterjee,” “The Lost Manuscript of ‘The Waste Land,... View more info

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The Writers Workshop Handbook of Assamese Literature: Volume One A-D

By: P. Lal [Purushottama Lal]; Prithvinath Shastri

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Calcutta, Writers Workshop: 1972

Seller ID: 2600

Condition: Very Good


Orange and patterned cloth with worn gilt spine titles, lacks jacket, 14.7 by 22.3 cm, 106 pp. plus four pages of publisher ads. Very good with light wear to the lower corners. Has a label on the rear pastedown that reads “Handbound by Tulamiah with Indian handloom cloth at 13 Patwarbagan Lane, Calcutta.” Part bibliography, part biographical dictionary of Assamese writers and works. Purushottama Lal (1929 – 2010), commonly known as P. Lal, was an Indian poet, essayist, translator, professor and publisher. Under the name of P. Lal, he wrote eight books of poetry (this being his fifth)... View more info

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Run - Signed 1st

By: Patchett, Ann

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, HarperCollins Publishers: 2007

Edition: First printing

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 2149

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with dust jacket, 295 pp. Signed by Patchett on a leaf “specially bound by the publisher” following the ffep. Very good hardcover and jacket with only faint signs of wear. No writing, highlighting, names, or other marks. The dust jacket is in a fresh mylar cover. We ship our books in boxes or cardboard wraps, never in bags. Bay Leaf Books (Member ABAA, ILAB) is dedicated to offering fine books for discriminating readers. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

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Invisible - Signed 1st

By: Patterson, James; David Ellis

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Little, Brown and Comany: 2014

Edition: First printing

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 2146

Condition: Near Fine


Hardcover with dust jacket, 401 pp. plus a 13-page excerpt from Patterson’s “Burn.” Boldly signed by Patterson on the title page. Near fine hardcover with bumping at the head and tail of the spine, in a fine jacket. No writing, highlighting, names, or other marks. The dust jacket is in a fresh mylar cover. We ship our books in boxes or cardboard wraps, never in bags. Bay Leaf Books (Member ABAA, ILAB) is dedicated to offering fine books for discriminating readers. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

Hour Upon the Stage

By: Pinchot, Ann

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Muskegon, Michigan, The Examiner, Inc.: Late 1970's

Seller ID: 1421

Condition: Very Good +


Pinchot, Ann. Hour Upon the Stage. Muskegon, Michigan: The Examiner, Inc., first published in 1929, this softcover edition is not dated (though the cover artwork is dated 1977). Wraps, 13.5 by 21.4 cm, 207 pp. Very good with very light cover and corner wear. "The motives of a town's leading citizen and benefactor, small-minded greed, and the Jewish community are scathingly portrayed here. Set in 'Muskenaw' (Muskegon)" (Michigan in the Novel, 1136). No writing, highlighting, names, or other markings. We ship our books in boxes or cardboard wraps, never in bags. Bay Leaf Books (M... View more info

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Accordion Crimes - Signed

By: Proulx, E. Annie

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Scribner: 1996

Edition: First printing

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 2153

Condition: Near Fine


First printing of this “signed edition,” with no price on the jacket and “signed limited edition” and “not for sale” printed on the rear jacket panel. Hardcover with dust jacket, 16 by 24 cm, 381 pp. Signed by Proulx on a tipped-in limitation leaf following the ffep. Number 1,092 of 2,500 copies. The hardcover is near fine – it appears unread – and the jacket is very good with light edge wear and minor sun fading on the spine panel. No writing, highlighting, names, or other marks. The dust jacket is in a fresh mylar cover. We ship our books in boxes or cardboard wraps, n... View more info

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Success Stories

By: Russell Banks

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1986

Edition: First printing

Seller ID: 1274

ISBN: 0060155671

Condition: Fine


Banks, Russell. Success Stories. New York: Harper & Row, 1986, first edition, first printing. Hardcover with dust jacket, 14.5 by 21.5 cm, 183 pp. Fine hardcover in near fine jacket with only faint signs of shelf wear and light yellowing on the flaps. No writing, highlighting, names, or other marks. The dust jacket is in a fresh mylar cover. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

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The Boss Came to Dinner and Other Stories

By: Sahni, Bhsham

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Calcutta, Writers Workshop: 1972

Seller ID: 2335

Condition: Very Good


Green and patterned cloth with worn gilt spine titles, belly band, 14.2 by 22.5 cm, 95 pp. plus 5 pages of publisher adverts, small binder’s ticket on the rear pastedown: “Handbound by Tulamiah with Indian handloom cloth at 13 Patwarbagan Lane, Calcutta.” Very good with light wear to the boards and minor fading on the spine; the belly band has small tears and an old price scribbled out in pen. Sahni (1915 – 2003) was a Hindi writer, playwright, and actor, most famous for his novel and television screenplay Tamas ("Darkness, Ignorance"), a powerful and passionate account of the Partiti... View more info

Girl from the Marsh Croft and Other Stories

By: Selma Lagerlof

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Iowa City, Penfield Press: 1996

Seller ID: 941

ISBN: 1572160144

Condition: Very Good +


Lagerlof, Selma. Girl from the Marsh Croft and Other Stories. Iowa City, Iowa: Penfield Press, 1996. Wraps, 152mm x 228mm, 162 pp. Very good condition with light wear and yellowing to the wraps and light foxing on the top edge of the textblock – appears unread. No writing, highlighting, names, or other markings. Includes The Girl from Marsh Croft, The Airship, The Wedding March, The Musician, A Story from Halstanas, The Peace of God, The legend of the Christmas Rose, The Brothers, and The Story of a Story. We ship our books in boxes or cardboard wraps, never in bags. Bay Leaf Books (Me... View more info

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The George Eliot Murders - Signed 1st

By: Skom, Edith

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Delacorte Press: 1995

Edition: First printing

Seller ID: 2151

Condition: Near Fine


Hardcover in dust jacket, 243 pp. Signed by Skom on a bookplate affixed to the ffep. Near fine hardcover with only light bumping to the lower corner of the front cover, in a near fine jacket. The second of three books in the Prof. Beth Austin mystery series which also includes he Mark Twain Murders and The Charles Dickens Murders. No writing, highlighting, names, or other marks. The dust jacket is in a fresh mylar cover. We ship our books in boxes or cardboard wraps, never in bags. Bay Leaf Books (Member ABAA, ILAB) is dedicated to offering fine books for discriminating readers. Dust jac... View more info

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Exquisite Corpse: Writing on Buildings

By: Sorkin, Michael

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London/New York, Verso: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2780

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with dust jacket, 16 by 24 cm, x 364 [1] pp. The hardcover is very good with light bumping to the spine ends, gently read if at all; the jacket is very good with faint yellowing and fading on the spine. From the publisher: “‘Exquisite Corpse’ was a game played by the surrealists in which someone drew on a piece of paper, folded it and passed it to the next person to draw on until, finally, the sheet was opened to reveal a calculated yet random composition. In this entertaining and provocative book, Michael Sorkin suggests that cities are similarly assembled by many players ac... View more info

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MetaMaus: Art Spiegelman Looks Inside His Modern Classic, Maus [with DVD]

By: Spiegelman, Art

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Pantheon Books: 2011

Edition: first edition, first printing

Seller ID: 3197

Condition: Very Good +


Hardcover, illustrated boards over red cloth spine with white spine titles, 16.5 by 23.8 cm, 299 [1 ] pp., heavily illus., DVD inset on the inside of the front cover. Very good with only faint wear at the extremities. The DVD is very good with only faint signs of wear and appears to work perfectly. A very nice copy. From the publisher: “Visually and emotionally rich, MetaMaus is as groundbreaking as the masterpiece whose creation it reveals. In the pages of MetaMaus, Art Spiegelman re-enters the Pulitzer prize-winning Maus, the modern classic that has altered how we see literature, comi... View more info

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The King's Deception - Signed First

By: Steve Berry

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Ballantine Books (Random House): 2013

Edition: First printing

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 1918

ISBN: 0345526546

Condition: Near Fine


Signed by Berry on a leaf tipped-in by the publisher following the ffep. Hardcover with dust jacket, 409 pp. Hardcover is near fine – appears unread – with a small remainder dot on the bottom edge of the textblock. The jacket is near fine with only faint shelf wear. No writing, highlighting, names, or other marks. The dust jacket is in a fresh mylar cover. (case) Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

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The Laws of Our Fathers - Signed 1st in Slipcase

By: Turow, Scott

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar Straus Giroux: 1996

Edition: First printing thus

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 2148

Condition: Fine


First edition thus (a limited first edition was previously printed by The Franklin Press). Hardcover with dust jacket in slipcase, 533 (1) pp. Signed by Turow on a leaf tipped-in by the publisher following the fffep. Included is a letter to booksellers from the publisher stating that “we have produced a limited number of signed, slipcased copies…” A fine, unread copy in a fine jacket. The slipcase has light rubbing and a small scrape near the bottom edge (see image). No writing, highlighting, names, or other marks. We ship our books in boxes or cardboard wraps, never in bags. Bay ... View more info

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The Lonely Polygamist - Signed 1st

By: Udall, Brady

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, W.W. Norton & Co.: 2010

Edition: First printing

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 2152

Condition: Near Fine


Hardcover in dust jacket, 602 pp. Signed by Udall on the title page. Near fine book and jacket with only faint signs of shelf wear – appears unread. No writing, highlighting, names, or other marks. The dust jacket is in a fresh mylar cover. We ship our books in boxes or cardboard wraps, never in bags. Bay Leaf Books (Member ABAA, ILAB) is dedicated to offering fine books for discriminating readers. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

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Rabbit Redux

By: Updike, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1971

Edition: First printing

Seller ID: 1327

ISBN: 039447273X

Condition: Fine


Updike, John. Rabbit Redux. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1971, first edition. Hardcover with dust jacket, red cloth with gilt and silver spine titles and author’s name in silver on front cover, turquoise topstain, 14 by 20.7 cm, 406 pp. The book is a fine, unread copy with a few tiny spots on the top edge. The jacket is near fine with faint sun fading on the spine and a 2 mm tear on the top edge of the front panel. No writing, highlighting, names, or other marks. The dust jacket is in a fresh mylar cover. We ship our books in boxes or cardboard wraps, never in bags. Bay Leaf Books (Mem... View more info

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The Blunders of a Bashful Man

By: Victor, Metta Victoria Fuller

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, J.S. Ogilvie: 1881

Seller ID: 2589

Condition: Very Good


No. 18 in Ogilvie's humour series. Red and yellow wraps, 12.2 by 18 cm, 96 pp. Good with light rubbing, edge and corner wear to the wraps; an owner's name and date in pencil on the first leaf. "I have been, am now, and shall always be, a bashful man. I have been told that I am the only bashful man in the world. How that is I can not say, but should not be sorry to believe that it is so, for I am of too generous a nature to desire any other mortal to suffer the mishaps which have come to me from this distressing complaint..." View more info