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Pope Joan: A Novel
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Pope Joan: A Novel

By Cross, Donna Woolfolk

NY: Ballantine Books, 1996. Book. Very Good +. Soft cover. Faint red mark near spine of top edge, previous owner's name in pencil on first page. No other markings. Binding firm. A novel about a woman who assumes her dead brother's identity to enter a Benedictine monastery in the 9th century and work her way up in the Catholic hierarchy. Includes reader's guide and discussion suggestions. A Ballantine Reader's Circle book..

$2.38

The Intelligencer
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The Intelligencer

By Silbert, Leslie

NY: NY: Atria Books (Simon & Schuster), 2004, 2004. Book. Fine. Boards. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Boards. Fine/Fine. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 338 pp. As new, no markings, firm binding, clean. A historical novel about the fatal stabbing of Christopher Marlowe in 1593, an event that becomes linked to a mysterious letter that surfaces in modern New York..

$9.50

A Spectacle of Corruption
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A Spectacle of Corruption

By Liss, David

NY: Random House, 2004. Book. Very Good +. Boards. First Edition Stated.. 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 lesson on the birth of the stock market." Size: 8vo - 9.5 In Tall.

$4.75

Castle in the Swamp: A Tale of Old Carolina

By Marshall, Edison

NY: Farrar, Strauss & Co., 1948. Book. Good. Cloth. 2nd Printing.. 378 pp. Light rubbing along spine corners and edges. Light spine slant. Front hinge cracked, binding still firm. Size: 8vo -- 9 in Tall.

$4.75

Reuben and Rachel, or Tales of Old Times

By Rowson, Mrs. (Susannah)

Forgotten Books, 2012. Book. Near Fine. Trade Papeback. Modern Reprint.. 364 pp. Nearly new, lightly thumbed. No markings. A "digitally remastered" facsimile reprint of the 1798 original edition of this fanciful historical novel of America's earliest years of European discovery and settlement. It recounts the saga of Christopher Columbus's granddaughter and succeeding generations. An example of the "domestic melodrama" genre of the 1700s. The reprint preserves 18th century typography with the letter "s" resembling the letter "f" in modern fonts. Size: 8vo -- 9 in Tall.

$19.00

Thunder on the St. Johns: A Cracker Western
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Thunder on the St. Johns: A Cracker Western

By Gramling, Lee

Sarasota Florida: Pineapple Press, 1994. Book. Good. Trade Paperback. First Edition.. 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.

$3.80

The Last of the Mohicans

By Cooper, James Fenimore

Avon, Connecticut: Heritage Press, 1972. Book. Illus. by Wilson, Edward W.. Near Fine. Cloth with Paper Pastedown. Reprint.. 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 markings or notes. 28 illustrations. Cooper's famous story of Leatherstocking in his prime. Gilt titling still bright on a spine field of forest green. Designed by Dr. Will Ransom. Size: 4to -- 10 in High.

$20.90

Night Over Day Over Night

By Watkins, Paul

NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. Book. Good +. Cloth Tape & Boards. First Edition Stated.. 293 pp. Ex-library, with 1 front endpaper cut out, and one red "discard" stamping on preliminary page. Otherwise clean. Mylar protector. Historical novel about a German youth who trains with the SS and finds himself in the Battle of the Bulge. Young author toured WW 1 battlefields and lived in Germany before holding newspaper jobs in Providence RI and New Haven, Conn. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In..

$5.23

The Woman of Andros

By Wilder, Thornton

NY: Albert & Charles Boni, 1930. Book. Very Good. Cloth. First Edition.. 162 pp. Jacket in two pieces with spine missing. Previous owner's name on orange endpaper. Brownish stain on lower edge. Gilt titling still bright. Text clean, set in 3-inch-wide block with wide margins all around. Based on a comedy by Terence. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall.

$7.13

Uncle Sam's
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Uncle Sam's

By Humphreys, Jay

St. Augustine, FL.: Matanzas Press, 2004. Book. Very Good. Trade Papeback. 1st Paperback Edition.. 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.

$6.18

The Wandering Hill (Berrybender Narrative, Bk 2)
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The Wandering Hill (Berrybender Narrative, Bk 2)

By McMurtry, Larry

NY: Simon & Schuster, 2003. Book. Fine. Cloth & Boards. First Edition.. 302 pp. Pristine, gift quality. No markings. Vol 2 of the Berrybender saga. The English family and their retainers continue their rambling up the Missouri River in the 1830s. Size: 8vo -- 9.5 In.l.

$6.65

Folly and Glory: A Novel (The Berrybender Narratives, Book 4)
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Folly and Glory: A Novel (The Berrybender Narratives, Book 4)

By McMurtry, Larry

NY: Simon & Schuster, 2004. Book. Fine. Cloth Strip and Boards. First Edition.. 236 pp. Tight, square, no markings, gift quality. Final volume of the four-book Berrybender saga as eccentric Lord Berrybender and his entourage decide where to go from Santa Fe. Size: 8vo -- 9.5 In Tall.

$6.65

The Old Religion: A Novel
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The Old Religion: A Novel

By Mamet, David

NY: Free Press, 1997. Book. Fine. Cloth & Boards. 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..

$3.80

A Conspiracy of Paper
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A Conspiracy of Paper

By Liss, David

NY: Ballantine Books, 2001. Book. Very Good. Trade Paperback. 11th Printing.. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 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 - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$3.80

The Napoleon of Notting Hill
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The Napoleon of Notting Hill

By Chesterton, G. K.

Mineola, New York: Dover Publications, 1991. Book. Illus. by W. Graham Robertson. Good. Trade Paperback. 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall. 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 clerk, something of an aesthete and even more of a joker, becomes king. Purely for his own entertainment he transforms the boroughs of London into medieval city states, with heraldic coats of arms and colourfully uniformed guards, governed by provosts in splendid robes. Then he encounters Adam Wayne, the dedicated young Provost of Notting Hill, who takes Quin s ideas more seriously than the king himself. When the other boroughs try to force a new road through Notting Hill, Wayne, convinced that small is beautiful, fights to defend his territory. Chesterton glorifies everyman, while attacking big business and the monolithic state. 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall.

$4.28

Mr. Midshipman Easy

By Marryat, Captain Frederick

NY: Henry Holt & Co., 1998. Book. Very Good. Cloth. Reprint.. 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.

$6.65

Gold Saga of t he Umpqua

By Ward, Harriet

Portland Oregon: Metropolitan Press, 1966. Book. Very Good. Trade Paper. First Edition. 8vo-- 9 in Tall. Unread, slight creasing on front cover along the spine and along bottom section of rear cover; rubbing on spine edge. 199 pp. Maps. The pages have been incompletely trimmed so a reader will need to use a knife, letter opener or razor blade to separate some of the pages. An historical novel based on the lives of 19th century settlers seeking gold along the coastal hills of southwestern Oregon..

$11.40

Three Harbours

By Mason, F. Van Wych

Garden City NY: Sun Dial Press, 1942. Book. Very Good. Cloth. Reprint. 8vo -- 8 in Tall. 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..

$6.65

Lempriere's Dictionary

By Norfolk, Lawrence

New York: Harmony Books (Crown Publishers), 1992. Book. Very Good. Trade Paperback. Ist U.S paperback Edition. 8vo-- 9 in Tall. 422 pp. with moderate thumbing and corner curling, but spine is uncreased. Light to moderate wear, text clean. First novel by Lawrence Norfolk. In eighteenth-century London, protagonist John Lempriere works feverishly on a dictionary of classical mythology. While doing so, he discovers a conspiracy against his family dating back 150 years. The characters include scholars and eccentrics, drunken aristocrats, whores and assassins, and octogenarian pirates. A rich feast of historical fiction that explores the great voyages of discovery and the financial scheming that set them in motion..

$2.85

Sigwalt Und Sigridh

By Dahn, Felix

Leipzig: Breitkopf and Hartel, 1899. Book. Good +. Cloth. 16mo - 6 in Tall.. 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 historical fiction, published in German, some of it in archaic, poetical Middle High German. Published for advanced students of the German language. Most copies on the market today are print-on-demand reprints. This is an early original edition but lacks illustrations. Dahn was a noted 19th century law professor who wrote romanticized history and historical fiction, mostly dealing with the fall of the Roman empire and ensuring tribal warfare. Some of his ideas became embedded in a nationalistic philosophy that later fed Nazi mythology..

$17.10

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