FICTION (222)
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    Three Fish by: Doongaji, Dolat; Lavangia, A.K. $5.00

    New Delhi: Children’s Book Trust, 1982 – Very Good+ paperback – oblong 7″ tall x 9.5″ – color cover and illustrations by A.K. Godbole – near new with no markings – unnumbered (10) pages.  Lovely color pictures illustrate a practical lesson: the need to be alert.  Juvenile.  Picture book.  Elementary level.

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    STORIES THAT NEVER GROW OLD by: Piper, Watty (ed) $25.00

    NY: Platt & Munk Co., 1965 – Very Good hardcover – full color illustrated covers, endpapers and text ills (some full-page) by George and Doris Hausman – 12″ tall x 10″ – gift inscription, cover handling and edge and corner wear, otherwise no markings – 84 pages. Fifteen favorite children’s classic stories retold by Watty Piper. Size: 4to – over 9¾” – 12″ tall

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    STUART LITTLE by: White, E.B. $20.00

    Fourth Edition (stated) – Good hardcover/no dust jacket – NY: Harper & Bros., no date (circa 1945) – 8.25″h x 5.5″w – pictorial cover – tan cloth with dk green & white lettering – color pictorial endpapers – b&w ills by Garth Williams – light overall exterior wear – hinge tender between half-title page & frontis, 2 lower corner turndowns; few faint margin prints otherwise interior clean and unmarked – 131pp.

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    SHAKUNTALA by: Thakur, Avanindra Nath $5.00

    Delhi: Rajpal & Sons, 1981 – Very Good+ paperback – 7 7/8″ tall – color illustrated cover – b/w illustrations – 32 pages. TEXT IN HINDI Re-telling of the classic tale, translated from the original Sanskrit into Hindi for children. Size: 12mo – over 6¾” – 7¾” Tall

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    The Lucky Piece by: Butler, Francelia $20.00

    Cambridge MA: Van Vactor and Goodheart, Inc., 1984 – First Printing (stated) – Author’s copy with her public reading notes – Very Good hardcover/Very Good dust jacket (in mylar) – 9.25″ tall – 259 pages. “Child-abuse in turn-of-the-century Ohio” – first novel by Francelia Butler (1913-1998), revered UConn professor of Children’s Literature, editor of Yale University’s “Childrens Literature” journal and founder of the International Peace Games Festival. ISBN: 0-941324-06-0 Ships from the U.S. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    The Villa Claudia by: Mitchell, John Ames $11.99

    NY: Life Publishing Company, 1904 – Very Good hardcover/ no dust jacket – 7.75″ tall – black lettered, gilt decorated brown cloth – top edge gilt – tissue guarded b/w frontis; many b/w ills by A.D. Blashfield, and the author; b/w classical motifs throughout – lightly rubbed corners, minor edgewear; otherwise clean, unmarked – 302 pages. Fiction: novel set in Tivoli, Italy, in a haunted villa associated with the Roman poet Horace. The reunion of two young Americans, playmates in childhood, is challenged by ancient and modern evils. Size: 12mo – over 6¾” – 7¾” tall

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    ON THE MAKALOA MAT by: London, Jack $24.95

    NY: Grosset & Dunlap, 1919 – First thus – 7.5″ tall – near Good hardcover/ no dust jacket – dark blue lettered grey cloth – tinted top edge – backstrip and edges sunned, edgeworn, lower rear corner light bump, light soiling to boards; interior hinges tender with short tear at front but secure; otherwise clean, unmarked – ads plus 229 pages. Seven short stories set in Hawaii, dated 1916. Size: 12mo – over 6¾” – 7¾” tall

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    AWAKE AND REHEARSE by: Bromfield, Louis $10.00

    NY: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1929 – Good hardcover/ no dust jacket – 7.5″ tall – grey lettered red cloth – red tinted top edge, decorative endpapers – rubbed corners; top, backstrip sunned with short tear at top, otherwise covers are clean, bright; prev owner name/ date on pastedown and front endpaper; some pencilling in one story; otherwise tight, unmarked – 349 pages. Thirteen short stories. Size: 12mo – over 6¾” – 7¾” tall

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    EVA’S APPLES by: Gerhardi, William $11.95

    NY: Duffield and Co., 1928 – First Edition/ 2nd printing – Good hardcover/ no dust jacket – 7.5″ tall – gilt lettered green cloth with red apple dec on front – backstrip sunned, covers moderately soiled with some damp spotting on rear, edges age toned but clean; otherwise tight, interior unmarked – 393 pages. Herald Tribune: “Amusing, brilliant and quite, quite mad.” Fiction. Novel. Size: 12mo – over 6¾” – 7¾” tall

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    COMPARATIVE WORLD LITERATURE: Seven Essays by: Alphonso-Karkala, John B. $20.00

    Very Good hardcover/ Very Good+ dust jacket – Bombay India: Nirmala Sadanand Publ., 1974 – 8vo/8.75″ tall – some faint binder gluestains to black cloth covers; otherwise as new , unmarked – 98 pages. Essays on: Prospectives for Comparative World Literature; Themes in Contemporary Indian Novels; The Song of Songs & the Gita Govinda; Kalevala and Mahabharata; Symbolism in R.K. Narayan’s novel The Financial Expert; Structural Anti-Thesis in the Tamil Epic Shilappadikaram (bibliography); Transmission of knowledge in Kalevala and in Mahabharata. India Literature; Sanskrit Epic. ISBN: 0-89253-048-0 Availability: in stock in the U.S. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    FOLK TALES OF MAURITIUS by: Ramsurrun, Pahlad $10.00

    New Delhi India: Sterling Publ. Folk Tales of the World series, 1982 – First Edition – Good hardcover/no dust jacket – 8vo/8.5″ tall – pictorial cover – b&w ills – intro & notes by the author – rubbed corners and edges; light shelfwear; otherwise interior as new with no markings – 120pp. 19 tales retold from the diverse heritage of Mauritius: French Creole, Indian Bhojpuri, Chinese & indigenous variants. Availability: in stock in the U.S. 0-86578-175-3 Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    FOLK TALES OF MALAYSIA by: Hitam, Zakaria bin $7.00

    New Delhi India, Sterling Publ. Folk Tales of the World series, 1969/1979 – Fourth Edition – Fair to Good hardcover/no dust jacket – 8vo/8.5″ tall – foreword – b&w ills – pictorial paper covered boards with some bubbling, taped tear at backstrip; paper page tint may vary, otherwise unmarked – 112pp. 17 folk tales, mainly collected by the author from oral tradition. Availability: in stock in the U.S. 0-86578-037-4 Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    FOLK TALES OF THE PHILIPPINES by: Mariano, M. $7.00

    New Delhi India: Sterling Publ. Folk Tales of the World series, 1982 – First Edition – Good hardcover/no dust jacket – 8vo/8.50″ tall – pictorial cover by Souren Roy – b&w ills – intro – minor cover edge dents, edgewear; page edges beginning to tan, otherwise unmarked – 112pp. 23 traditional Filipino folk tales. Availability: in stock in the U.S. 0-86578-124-9 Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    MAGIC BONES by: Sen, Abhijit (transl. Papri Sri Raman) $9.00

    0-9323-7749-1 First U.S. Edition – Very Good hardcover/ Very Good dust jacket – NY: Facet Books, 1992 – 8.75″ tall – light blue cloth – dust jacket dated 1991 (from Indian first edition) – interior like new with no markings – 264pp. Story based on the Bajikars, a gypsy tribe of northern Bengal, possibly originating in western India, and their attempt to become land-owning peasants. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    TRAPPINGS OF GOLD by: Basu, Manoje (transl. by Ghosh, Sachindralal) $5.00

    Delhi India: Hind Pocket Books, 1970 – Fine/like new paperback – 16mo/6.75″ tall – 176pp. India Fiction translated from Bengali; man vs. the sea in lowlands Bengal. Availability: in stock in the U.S. 0-88253-013-5 Size: 16mo – over 5¾” – 6¾” tall

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    TWO MEASURES OF RICE by: Pillai, T.S. $5.00

    Bombay India: Jaico Publ. House, 1967 – 1st Jaico Edition – Good paperback – 6mo/6.25″ tall – exterior shelfwear; publisher re-price label on spine; otherwise clean, unmarked interior – glossary of Malayali words – 117pp. India Fiction: novel, translated from Malayalam. Availability: in stock in the U.S. 0-88253-169-7 Size: 16mo – over 5¾” – 6¾” tall

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    MIDAQ ALLEY – THE THIEF AND THE DOGS – MIRAMAR by: Mahfouz, Naguib $5.00

    Very Good paperback – Camp Hill PA: QPB/Quality Paperback Book Club, 1989 – 8.25″ tall – corner cut off front endpaper, otherwise as new with no markings – 581pp. Egyptian author was winner of the 1988 Nobel Prize for Literature. The 3 novels in this volume were first published in Arabic in 1947, 1961 &1967 respectively. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    I TAKE THIS WOMAN by: Bedi, Rajinder S. $5.00

    Delhi: Hind Pocket Books/Orient Paperbacks, 1967 – Very Good+ paperback – 6.75″ tall – light edgewear; otherwise clean, bright, no markings of any kind – 103 pages. India fiction: novel: translated from Urdu; widow’s remarriage to brother-in-law. Orig. title: Ek Chadar Maili – translated from Urdu by Khushwant Singh. Availability: in stock in the U.S. ISBN: 0882530143 Size: 16mo – over 5¾” – 6¾” tall

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    BELOVED, The (Umachoo) by: Kuttykrishnan, P. C. (“Uroob”) (Transl. by Menon, Raghava R.) $10.00

    Delhi India: Hind Pocket Books, n.d. (c1974) – Fine/like new paperback – 6.75″ tall – b&w ills – 194 pages. India Fiction; Kerala; translated from Malayalam by Raghava R. Menon. Trials of a Kerala girl caught up in a conflict of 2 lovers, marriage intrigue and murder. Has been made into a movie in India. Availability: in stock in the U.S. 0-88253-696-6 Size: 12mo – over 6¾” – 7¾” tall

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    STEPS IN DARKNESS by: Vaid, Krishna Baldev $8.00

    0-88253-120-4 Very Good paperback – Delhi India: Hind Pocket Books (Orient Paperbacks), 1970 – 6.5″h – some rubbing to backstrip edge, bookseller price label on spine – interior near new with no markings – 151pp. India Fiction; novel: family relationships. Availability: in stock in the U.S. Size: 16mo – over 5¾” – 6¾” tall