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MCCRAE'S BATTALION: THE STORY OF THE 16TH ROYAL SCOTS, Alexander, Jack
121 Alexander, Jack MCCRAE'S BATTALION: THE STORY OF THE 16TH ROYAL SCOTS
Mainstream Publishing 2004 1840189320 / 9781840189322 Paperback Very Good+ 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout, not an ex-lib edition: After 12 years of exacting historical detective work, Jack Alexander has reclaimed the 16th Royal Scots for posterity. This volume draws upon interviews with veterans and an archive of letters, diaries, and photographs, assembled from the families of more than 1,000 of Sir George McCrae's men. 
Price: 700.00 JPY
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DETOX PLAN FOR BODY MIND & SPIRIT, Alexander, Jane
122 Alexander, Jane DETOX PLAN FOR BODY MIND & SPIRIT
Journey Editions 1998 1885203705 / 9781885203700 Paperback Fine 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: Provides questionnaires for the reader to analyze personal toxin levels and suggests practical ways to cleanse the body and reduce the toxicity of living and working spaces. The text also offers a month-long detox calendar with ideas for healthy eating, breathing techniques and exercises. 
Price: 600.00 JPY
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123 Alexander, Lloyd TIME CAT: THE REMARKABLE JOURNEYS OF JASON AND GARETH
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) 2003 0805072705 / 9780805072709 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
A read copy, but spine unblemished, no markings throughout. Here's the book that started it all-Lloyd Alexander's first fantasy for you ng readers-back in hardcover! Gareth's definitely not an ordinary cat. For one thing, he can talk. For an other, he's got the power to travel through time- "Anywhere, any time, any country, any century," Gareth tells Jason. And in the wink of a very special cat's eye, they're off. From ancient Egypt to Ja pan, the land of young Leonardo da Vinci to the town of a woman accused of witchcraft, Jason and Gareth are whisked from place to place and friend to foe. Full of fun, excitement, and a good dose of history, here's a fantastic tale that grabs the imagination and takes it far and wide, on the adventure of not one but nine amazing lifetimes. 
Price: 800.00 JPY
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124 Alexander, Rob DRAWING AND PAINTING FANTASY LANDSCAPES AND CITYSCAPES
Barron's Educational Series 2006 0764132601 / 9780764132605 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Artists interested in graphic novels and comic book illustration will find all the guidance and inspiration they need to draw and paint landscapes that evoke myths and legends, lost empires, futuristic planets, dramatic dreamscapes, underwater worlds, and subterranean cities. Easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step illustrations demonstrate techniques for rendering a wide range of fantasy features, whether working in ink, watercolor, or computer pixels. Details covered in this heavily illustrated volume include -- choice of materials, with advice on getting the most from software programs . . . basics of perspective, architectural geometry, color, mood, and seasonal variations . . . landscape features, including skies, clouds, mountains, caves, deserts, snow, and water reflections . . . imagined landscapes from ancient cultures, future worlds, alien planets, undersea worlds, and surreal dreamscapes . . . cityscapes, from medieval towns to the metropolis of the future . . . famous fantasy worlds, from Atlantis to Middle Earth. This good-looking and instructive volume features a gallery of fantasy and science fiction images among its more than 200 color illustrations. 
Price: 1000.00 JPY
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BEHOLD THE TREES, Alexander, Sue
125 Alexander, Sue BEHOLD THE TREES
Arthur A. Levine Books 2001 0590762117 / 9780590762113 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. "Trees. Leaves, twigs, branches, bark-covered trunks, roots going down into dark, damp soil. Shields for the earth against the searing sun and drying winds. This is the story of one land and its trees. It begins a long, long, very long time ago..." In Behold the Trees Sue Alexander and Leonid Gore paint a riveting, heartbreaking picture of the long, slow devastation of one piece of Earth--and the hopeful beginnings of its renewal. Alexander, in a mesmerizing litany, recites the names of the trees that once sheltered and protected the land in what is now Israel: "Oak and almond, fig and olive, terebinth and palm, acacia and pomegranate, willow and tamarisk." She then describes, in chronologically organized, heartfelt text, the thousands of years of wars, farming, building, burning, and neglect that contributed to the loss of the trees. Ultimately, she writes of present-day efforts by Jewish people of all ages to replant the trees: "one by one--hundreds and thousands and millions of trees." The litany has changed once again, but hope has been rekindled. "Cypress and pine, eucalyptus and acacia, orange and olive, lemon and pecan, oak and palm... They hold back the sea, cool the air, and protect the earth for the people and animals who live there." 
Price: 600.00 JPY
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126 ALEXIS, ATHENA ALONG CAME A SPIDER
Dell 1991 0440206634 / 9780440206637 Paperback Very Good 

Price: 400.00 JPY
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127 Alferj, Pasqale and Francesca Cernia GLI ANNI DI PLASTICA
Electa Editrice 1983 First Hardcover Near Fine 
A highly collectible copy of this first edition, protected in a new brodart wrapper, no inscriptions, not price clipped or an ex-lib edition. Text in English and Italian. Well illustrated sudy of early plastic, bakelite and o ther substances such as celluloid, phenolyic resin and the like. 139 object s in the catalog, many of them shown in color plates. Lots of jewelry, eyeg lasses, purses, clocks, lamps, tableware and other things. Chronology. Bibl iography. 
Price: 7500.00 JPY
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JAPANESE LANGUAGE PATTERNS: A STRUCTURAL APPROACH - VOLUME 1 & 2, Alfonso, Anthony
128 Alfonso, Anthony JAPANESE LANGUAGE PATTERNS: A STRUCTURAL APPROACH - VOLUME 1 & 2
Sophia 1992 4900640611 / 9784900640610 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. 
Price: 24000.00 JPY
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129 Algarin, Miguel LOVE IS HARD WORK : MEMORIAS DE LOISAIDA/POEMS
Scribner 1997 0684839997 / 9780684839998 First Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
As the owner of the famed Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Miguel Algarín is very near the heart of New York's performance poetry scene. He is also a fine writer , one whose work Ishmael Reed has called "powerful, moving, and exciting." In this collection, Algarín takes the reader through a vivid and often nigh tmarish dreamscape of New York, featuring Angels (including the old-fashion ed scary kind), dancing, music, and, sadly, HIV. Algarín's own struggle wit h the disease drives many of his most poignant lines, as in these from "HIV ": "The epiphany: I am unsafe, / you who want me / know that I who want you / harbor the bitter balm of defeat." Later in the same poem Algarín asks t wo horrified, lonely questions: "Can it be that I am the bearer of plagues? / Do I have to deny yearning for firm full flesh / so that I'll not kill w hat I love?" That the answer is obvious makes the questions that much more haunting. 
Price: 1000.00 JPY
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130 Ali, Abdullah Yusuf THE MEANING OF THE HOLY QUR'AN (ENGLISH, ARABIC AND ARABIC EDITION)
Amana Pubns 2001 0915957760 / 9780915957767 Hardcover Very Good 
It has been more than half a century since the first appearance of 'Abdulla h Yusuf 'Ali's superlative work, The Holy QurÂ'an: Text, Translation and Co mmentary. Since that time, there have been innumerable reprinting and milli ons of copies distributed throughout the world. It is, by far, the best kno wn, most studied, and most respected English translation of the Qur'an. It was the first monumental and authoritative work of its kind and it subseque ntly inspired many such similar endeavors. The eloquent poetic style of the translation and the authenticity of the extensive commentaries and explana tory notes, have, no doubt, contributed greatly to its much deserved reputa tion as the English translation of the meaning of the Qur'an. 
Price: 1500.00 JPY
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ALENTEJO BLUE, Ali, Monica
131 Ali, Monica ALENTEJO BLUE
Black Swan 2007 0552155470 / 9780552155472 Paperback Very Good 
Alentejo Blue is the story of the Portuguese village of Mamarrosa told thro ugh the lives of those who live there and those who are passing through - m en and women, children and old people, locals, tourists and expatriates. For some, such as Teresa, a beautiful, dreamy village girl, it is a place f rom which to escape; for others - the dysfunctional Potts family - it is a way of running from trouble (but not eluding it). Vasco, a café owner who h as never recovered from the death of his American wife, clings to a notion that his years in America make him superior to the other villagers. One Eng lish tourist makes Mamarrosa the subject of her fantasy of a new life, whil e for her compatriots, a young engaged couple, Mamarrosa is where their dre ams finally fall apart. At the book's opening an old man reflects on his long and troubled life in this beautiful and seemingly tranquil setting, and anticipates the return of Marco Afonso Rodrigues, the prodigal son of the village and a symbol of this now fast-changing world. The homecoming is the subject of continuing speculation, and when Marco Afonso Rodrigues does finally appear, villagers, tourists and expatriates are brought together and jealousies, passions and disappointments must inevitably collide. 
Price: 500.00 JPY
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132 Ali, Monica ALENTEJO BLUE
Scribner 2006 0743293037 / 9780743293037 First Hardcover Near Fine/Near Fine 
A tight clean hardcover, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-lib edition: Following her National Book Critics Circle and Los Angeles Times Book Award -nominated, bestselling debut, Brick Lane, Monica Ali's splendid Alentejo B lue "rewards readers with characters who etch themselves into one's memory" (People). Set in a small Portuguese village, Alentejo Blue is a story of displacement and modernization told through the lives of the locals and of people who a re just passing through. The residents of Mamarrosa whose ancestors occupy the graveyards are restless and struggle to make a living. They watch as to urists and expats move in. Monica Ali's characters are profoundly sympathetic. Her understanding of their dreams, desires, and disappointments is rare and moving. Alentejo Blue is evidence that Monica Ali is one of the most gifted voices of her generation. 
Price: 1000.00 JPY
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BRICK LANE, Ali, Monica
133 Ali, Monica BRICK LANE
Black Swan 2004 0552771155 / 9780552771153 Paperback Very Good 
Still in her teenage years, Nazneen finds herself in an arranged marriage w ith a disappointed man who is twenty years older. Away from the mud and hea t of her Bangladeshi village, home is now a cramped flat in a high-rise blo ck in London's East End. Nazneen knows not a word of English, and is forced to depend on her husband. But unlike him she is practical and wise, and be friends a fellow Asian girl Razia, who helps her understand the strange way s of her adopted new British home. Nazneen keeps in touch with her sister H asina back in the village. But the rebellious Hasina has kicked against cul tural tradition and run off in a 'love marriage' with the man of her dreams . When he suddenly turns violent, she is forced into the degrading job of g arment girl in a cloth factory. Confined in her flat by tradition and famil y duty, Nazneen also sews furiously for a living, shut away with her button s and linings - until the radical Karim steps unexpectedly into her life. O n a background of racial conflict and tension, they embark on a love affair that forces Nazneen finally to take control of her fate. Strikingly imagin ed, gracious and funny, this novel is at once epic and intimate. Exploring the role of Fate in our lives - those who accept it; those who defy it - it traces the extraordinary transformation of an Asian girl, from cautious an d shy to bold and dignified woman. 
Price: 450.00 JPY
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134 Ali, Monica BRICK LANE: A NOVEL
Scribner 2003 0743243307 / 9780743243308 First Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
A highly collectible first edition, tight clean copy, protected in a new br odart wrapper, no inscriptions, unclipped dustjacket, this is not an Ex-Lib or a BCE/BOMC edition. Wildly embraced by critics, readers, and contest judges (who put it on the short-list for the 2003 Man Booker Prize), Brick Lane is indeed a rare find: a book that livest?p to its hype. Monica Ali's debut novel chronicles the life of Nazneen, a Bangladeshi girl so sickly at birth that the midwife?t first declares her stillborn. At 18 her parents arrange a marriage to Chanu, a Bengali immigrant living in England. Although Chanu--who's twice Nazneen's age--turns out to be a foolish blowhard who "had a face like a frog," Nazneen accepts her fate, which seems to be the main life lesson taught by the women in her family. "If God wanted us to ask questions," her mother tells her, "he would have made us men." Over the next decade-and-a-half Nazneen grows into a strong, confident woman who doesn't defy fate so much as bend it to her will. 
Price: 800.00 JPY
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BRICK LANE: A NOVEL, Ali, Monica
135 Ali, Monica BRICK LANE: A NOVEL
Scribner 2003 074326066X / 9780743260664 Paperback Very Good 
Minimum wear, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-library book: After an arranged marriage to Chanu, a man twenty years older, Nazneen is t aken to London, leaving her home and heart in the Bangladeshi village where she was born. Her new world is full of mysteries. How can she cross the ro ad without being hit by a car (an operation akin to dodging raindrops in th e monsoon)? What is the secret of her bullying neighbor Mrs. Islam? What is a Hell's Angel? And how must she comfort the naÏve and disillusioned Chanu ? As a good Muslim girl, Nazneen struggles to not question why things happen. She submits, as she must, to Fate and devotes herself to her husband and d aughters. Yet to her amazement, she begins an affair with a handsome young radical, and her erotic awakening throws her old certainties into chaos. Monica Ali's splendid novel is about journeys both external and internal, where the marvellous and the terrifying spiral together. 
Price: 400.00 JPY
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UNTOLD STORY, Ali, Monica
136 Ali, Monica UNTOLD STORY
Scribner Book Company 2011 145165457X / 9781451654578 Paperback (08 Very Good 
When Princess Diana died in Paris's Alma tunnel, she was thirty-seven years old. Had she lived, she would have turned fifty on July 1, 2011. Who would the beloved icon be if she were alive today? What would she be doing? And where? One of the most versatile and bold writers of our time, Monica Ali h as imagined a different fate for Diana in her spectacular new novel, "Untol d Story." Diana's life and marriage were both fairy tale and nightmare rolled into on e. Adored by millions, she suffered rejection, heartbreak, and betrayal. Su rrounded by glamour and glitz and the constant attention of the press, she fought to carve a meaningful role for herself in helping the needy and disp ossessed. The contradictions and pressures of her situation fueled her incr easingly reckless behavior, but her stature and her connection with her pub lic never ceased to grow. If Diana had lived, would she ever have found pea ce and happiness, or would the curse of fame always have been too great? Fast-forward a decade after the (averted) Paris tragedy, and an Englishwoma n named Lydia is living in a small, nondescript town somewhere in the Ameri can Midwest. She has a circle of friends: one owns a dress shop, one is a R ealtor, another is a frenzied stay-at-home mom. Lydia volunteers at an anim al shelter and swims a lot. Her lover, who adores her, feels she won't let him know her. Who is she? "Untold Story "is about the cost of celebrity, the meaning of identity, and the possibility--or impossibility--of reinventing a life. Ali's fictional princess is beautiful, intrepid, and resourceful and has established a fragile peace. And then the past threate. 
Price: 550.00 JPY
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137 Aliesan, Jody SOUL CLAIMING : POEMS
Mulch Press 1975 0913142158 / 9780913142158 Paperback Very Good 

Price: 650.00 JPY
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138 Allbeury, Ted OTHER KINDS OF TREASON
Hodder & Stoughton General D. 1993 0340592443 / 9780340592441 Paperback Very Good 
A collection of short stories, four of which are original while the other 1 2 have been previously published in magazines and anthologies. The book inc ludes stories of love, war and betrayal. The author also wrote "A Wildernes s of Mirrors", "A Time Without Shadows" and "The Judas Factor" 
Price: 400.00 JPY
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ROYAL CAT (BIG MIKE MYSTERIES, Allen, Garrison
139 Allen, Garrison ROYAL CAT (BIG MIKE MYSTERIES
Kensington Publishing Corpor 1996 1575660458 / 9781575660455 Paperback Very Good 
Abyssinian alley cat Mycroft-aka Big Mike-returns for his second adventure (after Desert Cat) among the wacky denizens of Empty Creek, Ariz. The towns people have turned out for the Empty Creek Authentic Elizabethan Spring Fai re, but mischief turns foul when the queen is murdered. Mystery-bookstore o wner Penelope Warren, the hastily chosen new queen, snoops around when she isn't sending shrews and bawds to the pillory or kissing Sir Walter Raleigh , while her feline companion, Mike, newly appointed royal cat, wears an Eli zabethan collar and cloak and spends his days dreaming of lima beans and th inking. Mike points his claw at the murderer just before Penelope is taken captive and sentenced to be beheaded. The rousing finale-featuring a ragtag band of revolting peasants-and the antics of the exceptionally ribald cast more than make up for the occasional plot lapse. Royal Cat is lusty good f un. 
Price: 450.00 JPY
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THE FOREST AND THE FORT: THE CITY IN THE DAWN, Allen, Hervey
140 Allen, Hervey THE FOREST AND THE FORT: THE CITY IN THE DAWN
Warner Books Inc 1978 0446814377 / 9780446814379 Paperback Very Good 

Price: 325.00 JPY
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