Sonata Mulattica: A Life in Five Movements…

Sonata Mulattica:  A Life in Five Movements and a Short Play : Poems by Rita Dove.  W.W. Norton, New York. 2009. Hardcover. First Edition. 229 pages. 2015-11-10 03.32.45Gold lettering on brown and cream-colored hardcover. Fine condition throughout, without any trace of wear, in fine dustjacket  Ambitious poem and play about a bi-racial virtuoso musician, George Augustus Polgreen Bridgetower, the Polish son of an African prince, who travelled from England to Vienna to visit Beethoven during Napoleonic times.  Yes… a true story!  $18.00

The Orientalist: Solving the Mystery…

The Orientalist: Solving the Mystery of a Strange and Dangerous Life . By Tom Reiss. Random House, New York. Hardcover. 2005. No edition stated. Dustjacket. Gold lettering on brown cloth covers. Very good condition throughout, with no signs of wear, in very good dustjacket.  The odd and amazing story of Lev Nussimbaum, who grew up Jewish, in Baku, escaped the Revolution by fleeing to Germany where he pretended to be a Muslim, married an American heiress 2015-11-10 01.38.15and wrote adventurous books as Essad Bey and Kurban Said, which became favorites of Nazi Europe.  $19.50

Faith of My Fathers

Faith of My Fathers by John McCain with Mark Salter. Random House, New York. 1999. Hardcover. Eighth printing. 349 pgs. Very good to fine in very good dustjacket. Signed and Inscribed by McCain on half-title.  Both McCain’s father and grandfather were Navy Admirals, and this is the inspirational tale of what he learned from them. $40.002015-11-10 00.34.572015-11-10 00.36.19