Ex-Libris

King Ross

$16.90
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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Fine
Publisher: Chatto & Widus
Publisher Place: London
Publisher Year: 1998
Edition: First Edition

Description: 391 pages. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in Fine condition throughout. Isaac Finds Himself Slipping From The Surface Of 1660s London Into An Underworld Of Spies And Smugglers, Ciphers And Forgeries.

Publishers Description: The second novel, by the author of Brunelleschi’s Dome, and Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling is an elaborate historical mystery.Responding to a cryptic summons to a remote country house, London bookseller Isaac Inchbold finds himself responsible for restoring a magnificent library pillaged during the English Civil War, and in the process slipping from the surface of 1660s London into an underworld of spies and smugglers, ciphers and forgeries.As he assembles the fragments of a complex historical mystery, Inchbold learns how Sir Ambrose Plessington, founder of the library, escaped from Bohemia on the eve of the Thirty Years War with plunder from the Imperial Library. Inchbold’s hunt for one of these stolen volumes -- a lost Hermetic text -- soon casts him into an elaborate intrigue. His fortunes hang on the discovery of the missing manuscript but his search reveals that the elusive volume is not what it seems and that he has been made an unwitting player in a treacherous game.

ISBN: 9781856195997

(144636)




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