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Two on Safari - George Agnew Chamberlain

1935 - The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis - First Edition
First edition in the rare dust jacket, by this Brazilian born American author and diplomat .

Stranded in London, Ballard Mallory, an American wanderer, receives a remarkable assignment. Spiderlike solicitors, acting for Lord Morland of Morland, send him to Africa to search for a missing boy – the Hon. Laurence Morland, who has disappeared into the interior of East Africa. Should he find the boy alive, he is to receive one hundred pounds a month until he returns. Should he find the boy dead, he is to be paid a bonus of five thousand pounds! 
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1941 to 1946 - Cassell and Company, London - First Editions
Seven first edition volumes, finely bound into six, of the monumental orations from Britain's war leader, compiled by Randolph S. Churchill and Charles Eade. Illustrated with half tone plates mostly from photographs.

'
Into Battle' contains the most memorable Churchill speeches of the war, from 'Blood Toil Tears and Sweat' to his heroic homecoming at Harrow School; 'Unrelenting Struggle' covers the period from Nov.'40 through Pearl Harbour and the 'some chicken, some neck' speech in Ottawa, Dec.'41; 'End of the Beginning' chronicles the turning point of the war, following victories at Alamein and Stalingrad and the North Africa landings; 'Onwards' features speeches delivered prior to the invasion of Europe on 6 June '44; 'Liberation' continues the 'hopeful' nature of the 1944 speeches, whilst 'Victory' provides us with the final, triumphant war speeches. Six 'secret' speeches concludes the series. 
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Murder in the Maze - J. J. Connington

1927 - Ernest Benn Limited, London - First Edition
First edition of Connington’s third crime novel.

Featuring Chief Constable Sir Clinton Driffield.
 
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A Ramble Round The Globe - Thomas R. Dewar

1894 - Chatto and Windus, London - First Edition
A bright copy of the first edition.

By 1890, Dewar’s, the Scottish whisky blender, had access to enough funds to send Tommy, the first Baron Dewar, on a world tour between 1891 and 1893, for both his health and to promote the Dewar’s brand internationally.

He visited twenty-six countries, appointed thirty-two agents, and arranged for opening consignments to each country he had visited. The tour cost £14,000, a hefty increase in costs when current profits were less than £7000 a year, but it established Dewar’s on a world-wide basis and created one of the world’s largest whisky brands.

Thomas, bon vivant and the more extrovert and sales oriented of the two Dewar brothers, describes in personal detail his own impressions of the peoples and places visited, and his observations combined with 220 illustrations throughout the book, make this a wonderful travelogue.
 
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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Signed - Junot Díaz

2007 - Riverhead Books, New York - First Edition
A fine first edition signed to the title page, not on a bookplate.

Winner of: The Pulitzer Prize; The National Book Critics Circle Award; The Anisfield-Wolf Book Award; The Jon Sargent, Sr. First Novel Prize; and a
Time Magazine #1 Fiction Book of the Year.

“Oscar is a sweet but disastrously overweight ghetto nerd who—from the New Jersey home he shares with his old world mother and rebellious sister—dreams of becoming the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien and, most of all, finding love. But Oscar may never get what he wants. Blame the fukú—a curse that has haunted Oscar’s family for generations, following them on their epic journey from Santo Domingo to the USA.

Encapsulating Dominican-American history,
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao opens our eyes to an astonishing vision of the contemporary American experience and explores the endless human capacity to persevere—and risk it all—in the name of love.” [Penguin/Random House] 
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Crimson Friday - Inscribed - Dorothy Cameron Disney

1943 - Random House, New York - First Edition
Inscribed “For Grace W Cahill, I hope you get a shiver during these hot days, Sincerely Dorothy Cameron Disney, June 17,1943. Washington, D.C.

Grace W Cahill was the wife of actor and radio star Lou Krugman (1914-1992) who played the bad guy in ‘
No for Hire’, ‘The Wild Wild West’ and ‘I Love Lucy’ he also appeared in hundreds of radio shows, usually as a villain. 
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His Last Bow. Some Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

1917 - John Murray, London - First Edition
First edition of this collection of eight Sherlock Holmes short stories, which includes the titular ‘His Last Bow’ and a brief preface that reveals the fate of Sherlock after his tumble from the Reichenbach falls while combating his arch-nemesis Moriarty... 
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The Valley of Fear. A Sherlock Holmes Story. - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

1915 - Smith, London - First English Edition
‘Mr Mac, the most practical thing that you ever did in your life would be to shut yourself up for three months and read twelve hours a day at the annals of crime.’

A superior example of the fourth and final full-length Sherlock Holmes novel, a retrospective or 'flashback' adventure set in Pennsylvania, 1888. '
The Valley of Fear' is also notable for the involvement of Holmes arch-nemesis Professor Moriarty. The plot is based on the activities of Molly Maguires, an Irish-American activist group known for their violent conflicts and long held status as a secret society.

With frontispiece of Sherlock by Frank Wiles.
 
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