-Non-Indian Fiction (On Indian Theme) (15)
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    BACKWARD PLACE, A by: Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer $4.00

    NY, Simon & Schuster Fireside, 1990 – Very Good+/paperback – 8.5″ tall – short remainder smear on lower edge, otherwise near new with no po name or any interior markings – 189pp. Fiction: novel set in India. 0-671-68341-1 Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    RISHI, The by: Giroux Jr., Leo. $5.00

    First Edition – Very Good hardcover /near Very Good dust jacket – NY: M. Evans & Co., 1985 – 9.25″ tall – light sunning to outer edges – dust jacket lightly rubbed with 2″ tear, chip at top of backstrip – glossary – 355pp. Fiction. Thuggee cult. ISBN: 0-87131-463-0 Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    PASSAGE TO INDIA, A by: Forster, E.M. $6.99

    Good hardcover/no dust jacket – NY: Harcourt Brace & Co. (Harbrace Modern Classics), 1924 on copyright page, no other printing noted – 8vo/8″ tall – grey cloth with green title label & lettering on spine, green HBMC on front – exterior shelfwear, some soiling to covers – prev owner name on front pastedown, word list at rear; some marginal notations, otherwise tight, clean, unmarked interior – 322pp. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    The Deceivers by: Masters, John $10.00

    NY: Ballantine Books, Inc., August 1966 – 1st Ballantine printing – Very Good vintage paperback – 7″ tall – tinted edges tanning with 2 tiny turndowns towards rear, tiny edge nicks, otherwise bright, tight, unmarked – glossary – 286 pages. Novel: India 1825; the Thuggee cult is terrorizing travelers until Captain William Savage infiltrates a cell and brings them to a strange justice. A prequel to John Master’s Nightrunners of Bengal. Size: 12mo – over 6¾” – 7¾” tall

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    City of Sorrows by: Nadathur, Susan $10.00

    Charleston SC: Azahar Books, 2013 – near new paperback – 8.5″ tall – cover has very light upper corner crease, otherwise book is as new – 310 pages. Novel: 3 men meet on a dark road outside Seville, Spain: a wealthy Spaniard, a poor Gypsy and an Indian immigrant; the action one will choose turns lives and the city upside down. ISBN: 978-0615604701 Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    HAROUN AND THE SEA OF STORIES by: Rushdie, Salman $25.00

    First American Edition. 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall. ISBN:0-670-83804-7. 1st American Edition – near Fine hardcover/Very Good+ dust jacket – 8.75″h – blue boards with red cloth silver lettered backstrip – gift inscription, otherwise like new with no other markings – dust jacket price clipped – 216pp. Fiction; Novel. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    THEN SPOKE THE THUNDER by: Chamberlain, Elwyn $7.00

    NY: Grove Press, 1988 – Very Good hardcover/ Very Good dust jacket (in mylar) – 9.5″ tall – purple papercovered boards with gilt lettered cloth backstrip – small remainder dot on bottom edge, otherwise near new with no markings – glossary – 450 pages. Novel, set in 1984 India during the conflict which led to the storming of the Golden Temple, Indira Gandhi’s assassination, and its aftermath. After nearly 40 years, David Spencer Bruce, former Captain, Indian Army, Burma, visits his India birthplace to meet an old friend. ISBN: 0-8021-1060-6 Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    CITY OF THE DREADFUL NIGHT & Other Stories by: Kipling, Rudyard $9.00

    NY: Books Inc., no date – “Art-Type Edition”/The Worlds Popular Classics series – Good+ hardcover/ no dust jacket – 7 5/8″ tall – brown cloth, gilt lettered spine – brown-tinted top edge – backstrip lightly sunned with gilt faded & small tear at top edge; 2 near-invisible dents; otherwise clean covers & edges – bookseller stamp on front end paper, otherwise interior unmarked – 251pp. Contents: The City of the Dreadful Night (Calcutta); The Story of the Gadsbys (Simla); Without Benefit of Clergy (North West Frontier). Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    Kumari by: Buchan, William $5.00

    NY: William Morrow & Company, 1955 – Very Good hardcover/ no dust jacket – 8.25″ tall – paper covered boards with black lettered green cloth backstrip – faint sunning to outer edges, very light rubbing, previous owner name on front endpaper; otherwise clean, tight with no markings – 287 pages. Novel by the son of author John Buchan, set in colonial India of the 1930s, in Calcutta and Assam. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    FACE OF JALANATH by: Hardy, Ronald $5.00

    0-304-29176-5 First Edition – Very Good+ hardcover/Very Good dust jacket – London: Cassell & Co., 1973 – 8″ tall – blue boards – dust jacket lightly sunned at edges – 2001pp. Action adventure in the Himalayas aimed against a Chinese nuclear facility.

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    BIJAPUR – Blood of the Goddess, Volume Two by: $12.00

    First Edition – Fine hardcover / Fine dust jacket – 8.5″h – clean, tight, like new with no markings of any kind – dj like new – 285pp. Sequel to GOA – Blood of the Goddess, Volume One. 0-312-86001-3 Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    VIDEHI: A novel of Indian Life by: $15.00

    First Edition/2nd printing – Good hardcover/ no dust jacket – London: Macmillan & Co., 1953 – 7.75″h – gilt lettered blue cloth, lightly rubbed – ex library, minimal markings, otherwise near Very Good – 402pp. A contemporary (c. 1950) tale of an arranged marriage that goes awry but comes together again years later. Size: 12mo – over 6¾” – 7¾” tall

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    BHAGAVATI – Blood of the Goddess, Volume Three by: $12.00

    NY: A Tor book/ Tom Doherty Associates Book – First Edition – Very Good hardcover / Very Good dust jacket – 8.5″ tall – small remainder slash on bottom edge, otherwise clean, tight, like new – dj shows very minor edge wear (no tears) – 285pp. Third in Blood of the Goddess trilogy; sequel to GOA and Bijapur. ISBN: 0-312-86003-X Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall

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    CITY OF JOY by: Lapierre, Dominique $5.00

    NY, Warner Books, 198 – Very Good paperback – 6.75″ tall – pages lightly tanned with light creasing to backstrip, otherwise unmarked, clean – 511 pages. Documentary-style fiction, set in Calcutta, India. “An epic of love, heroism, and hope in the India of Mother Teresa.” Translated from French by Kathryn Spink. ISBN: 0-446-32386-1 Size: 12mo – over 6¾” – 7¾” tall

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    The Moghul by: Hoover, Thomas $10.00

    Garden City NY: Doubleday & Co., 1983 – First Edition – Very Good+ hardcover/ Very Good dust jacket (in mylar) – 9.25″ tall – rec papercovered boards with black cloth gilt lettered backstrip – bw map frontis – top lightly sunned, otherwise tight, unmarked – dust jacket has front scuff, 1″ edge tear – glossary – 473 pages. Novel; based on the true story of William Hawkins (1575-1613), an East India Company officer sent to open up trade with 17th century India, first Englishman to reach the court of the Emperor Jahangir. ISBN: 0-385-17576-0 In stock in the U.S. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall