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Toward the Morning

By: Allen, Hervey

Price: $4.50

Publisher: NY, Rinehart & Co.: 1948

Seller ID: 001514


458 pp. Water spotting along right edge of cover, spine browned, binding firm. No markings. A historical novel, third in a series, about migration to Pennsylvania's western frontier. View more info

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The Napoleon of Notting Hill

By: Chesterton, G. K.

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Mineola, New York, Dover Publications: 1991

Seller ID: 009079


163 pp. Spine uncreased, thumbed, several pages have lower corner creases. Text has no markings. Introduction by Marin Gardner. 7 full page b&w illustrations by Robertson. Chesterton s first novel. Published in 1904, it presents London in a future time (1984). London is still a city of gas lamps and horse-drawn vehicles, but democratic government has withered away, and a representative ordinary citizen is simply chosen from a list to be king. Auberon Quin, a government c... View more info

The Last of the Mohicans

By: Cooper, James Fenimore

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Avon, Connecticut, Heritage Press: 1972

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 010030


377 pp. tan cloth, with paper gray and white sketch on both boards showing an Indian brave standing by a forest brook. Copyright date is 1932 but Google bibliography of Heritage Press editions indicates this edition came out in 1972. Introduction of Edward Everett Hale, grandson of his namesake, author EEH. No jacket, housed in tan cardboard slip case with slight darkening of edges near the opening. Sandglass leaflet No. IV:37 from the publisher laid in. Text clean, no m... View more info

Sigwalt Und Sigridh

By: Dahn, Felix

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Breitkopf and Hartel: 1899

Seller ID: 005973


104 pp. Moderate wear with several rubbed spots front cover, mostly along top edge and lower fore edge. Rear upper corner also rubbed. Some fading to upper portion of spine, but titling still intact. Attrractive scrollwork decoration largely intact on red cloth, central title area in gilt. Binding firm, slight concave bowing of boards. Decorative endpapers. Text very clean and mostly bright, pale yellowing along outer margins. No writing or markings. A tale of Nordic his... View more info

News

By: Delbanco, Nicholas

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, William Morrow: 1970

Seller ID: 001648


243 pp. Jacket heavily chipped, soiled, tape on 2 tears. Black cloth, soiled white board cover. Colored end papers. Text clean and bright. A Sixties period novel about 4 rich white Americans who get caught up in black separatist movements in various parts of America. View more info

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Oscar Wilde Discovers America: A Novel

By: Edwards, Louis

Price: $4.50

Publisher: NY ., Scribner: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005334


287 pp. Nearly new, no markings, price sticker on dj. An historical novel based on Wilde's tour of the American West and the experiences of his black valet. View more info

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The Good Journey

By: Gilchrist, Micaela

Price: $3.50

Publisher: NY, Simon & Schuster: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003496


396 pp. Slight edgewear, text slightly thumbed. Dampstain upper right corner.no markings, no spine creases. Proof version of a historical romance about a young woman in the 19th century who marries an older, taciturn general and goes off with him to the Wild West for adventures with Indians. View more info

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Thunder on the St. Johns: A Cracker Western

By: Gramling, Lee

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Sarasota Florida, Pineapple Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 010140


293 pp., with historical notes at rear. Firm, lightly read. Marked "Reader" on front cover, and bottom margins on several pages contain pencilled cues for reading the text aloud. A tale about the Central Florida wilderness circa 1850 when a riverboat gambler joins forces with a pioneer family to thwart cattle rustlers. Author is a sixth-generation Floridian who has written other westerrns about the "crackers" (Florida cowboys). Size: 8mo --8 in Tall View more info

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When I Lived in Modern Times

By: Grant, Linda

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Dutton (Penguin Books): 2001

Edition: First U.S. Edition

Seller ID: 005406


260 pp. Front endpaper with inscription mostly sliced out. Rest of book intact and like new. No markings. Half-title and title pages are present. A young woman hairdresser emigates from London to Palestine in 1946 and enters the swirling world of Zionism. Sunday Independent dj blurb: "Full of sharp humore, complex ironies and an acute eye for cultural clashes, this is a superb coming-of-age novel." Winner of the Orange Prize for fiction. View more info

The Ladies

By: Grumbach, Doris

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, E P Dutton: 1984

Edition: First Edition Stated

Seller ID: 005978


208 pp. Small tears at corners of jacket. Text clean. Little wear. Attractive cover illustration of two dowagers in Victorian dresses and top hats. An historical novel about Eleanor Butler and Sarah Posonby who fled Ireland in the 18th century and took up residence in Wales as a lesbian couple. Their daring shocked their families and many society figures but made them heroines to various writers and artists. View more info

Prophet

By: Hareven, Shulasmith (translated By Hillel Halkin)

Price: $3.30

Publisher: San Francisco, North Point Press: 1990

Seller ID: 000487


98 pp. Israeli author offers a novel (originally in Hebrew) about Hiva, a prophet in a city under siege. He flees and joins a nomadic tribe he doesn't understand. Based loosely on elements of Exodus. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Uncle Sam's

By: Humphreys, Jay

Price: $6.50

Publisher: St. Augustine, FL., Matanzas Press: 2004

Edition: 1st Paperback Edition.

Seller ID: 009946


321 pp. Curled cover, acetate along edges of cover crinkled. Previous owner's stamp on preliminary page. No other markings. Binding sturdy, no spine creasing. A historical novel about St. Augustine in 1942, as the resort town struggles with racial tensions, coastal surveillance by German U-boats and concerns about its tourism. Author has background as a writer for various federal and state agencies. Size: 8vo -- 9 in Tall View more info

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A Conspiracy of Paper

By: Liss, David

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Ballantine Books: 2001

Edition: 11th Printing.

Seller ID: 009728


439 pp. Light rippling ofabout 20 rear pages. Txt OK. Binding firm, no markings. Includes a 10-page interview with the author. A historical thriller about a Jewish boxer who is a sort of bounty hunter in the rough and tumble financial world of 18th century London. The hero uncovers a stock fraud as he investigates his father's death. Marketed as a "New York Times Notable Book" with a laudatory cover blurb by Times reviewer Christopher Lehmann-Haupt. Size: 8vo - o... View more info

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A Spectacle of Corruption

By: Liss, David

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Random House: 2004

Edition: First Edition Stated.

Seller ID: 010286


381 pp. Slight wear, clean text, small ink smear on rear panel of dust jacket. A historical whodunit set in 18th century England. Sequel to "A Conspiracy of Paper" with boxer/investigator Benjamin Weaver returning as protagonist. Critic Christopher Lehmann-Haupt's cover blurb calls it "an evocation of English history that you can happily get lost in for days." Newsweek adds: "an intricate mystery, a colorful rogues' gallery, and, improbably, a history... View more info

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Troublesome Hollow

By: Maiden, Kitty

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Baltimore, AmErica House: 2002

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 002525


189 pp. Cover curled, a few pages of text thumbed. Otherwise clean. No creases on spine. A scarce copy of a recently published historical romance set in the hills of eastern Tennessee during the Civil War. Katy, a 16-year-old farm girl, helps a wounded soldier and incurs her family's wrath. She leaves home and becomes a nurse and a single mother in the midst of wartime strife. Author Kitty Maiden said the book grew out of research on her ancestors. Size: 8vo - over 7¾&#... View more info

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The Old Religion: A Novel

By: Mamet, David

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Free Press: 1997

Seller ID: 009837


194 pp. As new, remains of price sticker on dj. Text clean. A historical novel based on the 1914 murder trial of Leo Frank in Georgia, considered a landmark case of anti-Semitism. Size: 8vo -8.75 in. View more info

Mr. Midshipman Easy

By: Marryat, Captain Frederick

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NY, Henry Holt & Co.: 1998

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 131209056


472 pp. Vertical crease in front cover, thumbed. No markings. Spine uncreased. A naval classic, first published in 1836, about an English lad learning discipline when he joins the British Navy during the Napoleonic Wars. Based on the early naval career of Lord Thomas Cochrane. Part of the Heart of Oak Sea Classics series. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall View more info

Castle in the Swamp: A Tale of Old Carolina

By: Marshall, Edison

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Farrar, Strauss & Co.: 1948

Edition: 2nd Printing.

Seller ID: 010266


378 pp. Light rubbing along spine corners and edges. Light spine slant. Front hinge cracked, binding still firm. Size: 8vo -- 9 in Tall View more info

Three Harbours

By: Mason, F. Van Wych

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Sun Dial Press: 1942

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 0503003766


694 pp. Light fading to spine. Previous owner's name on fep corner. Light foxing on end papers, two penny-sized brownish spots on title page and opposite. Text clean and relatively bright. Spine edges bumped. Historical fiction that relates the sagas of coastal merchants in Norfolk, Boston and Bermuda during colonial times. View more info

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The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn

By: Maxell, Robin

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, NY: Scribner Paperback (Simon & Schuster), 1997: 1997

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 003404


Trade Paperback. Near Fine. 5th Printing. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 281 pp. Nearly new, no spine crease, no markings. This historical novel re-creates Anne Boleyn's life as discovered in a diary found by her daughter, Elizabeth I. View more info