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THE RICH BOY FROM CHICAGO

By Derek Marlowe

London: Weidenfeld & Nicholson. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1980. First Edition. Hardcover. 0297775111 . ISBN number is the same as the Littlehampton edition. Ex-library book, still in very good condition, laminated jacket and usual ex-lib type of markings. Interior of pages clean and intact, light soiling and two library stamps outer edge of pages. Laminated jacket has some scuffing. A story of betrayal set against the backdrop of American and European society from the 1920s to the 1960s. (610,5-18) ; 8vo .

$11.95

Banners of Gold A Novel
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Banners of Gold A Novel

By Pamela Kaufman

NY: Three Rivers Press. New. 2002. Softcover. 0609809474 . New book, no markings. Slight shelfwear to cover (couple tiny creases, small indent on front cover) , otherwise as new. The sequel to the national bestseller, Shield of Three Lions. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; The enchanting Alix of Wanthwaite returns in a suspenseful and richly textured adventure in which nothing less than the future of England is at stake. Alix is home at her beloved estate on the Scottish border when King Richard’s soldiers march into her castle and demand to take her to the Continent with them. King Richard has been captured while on Crusade, and Alix is among the nobles whose lives will be collateral for the king’s ransom. But when she’s delivered to Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, Richard’s mother, she is dumbfounded to learn that the queen has other plans for her. King Richard needs an heir, Eleanor tells Alix. Repulsed by his queen, a homely religious fanatic, he has told his mother that the only woman he wants is the one he met on Crusade, when she was disguised as a boy. Richard wants Alix to be his mistress and the mother of the next Plantagenet king. Now a beguiling and irrepressible young woman, Alix faces more tribulations—and romance—on this trip to Europe, where affairs of the state and affairs of the heart are intricately intertwined. (305noto,10/12) .

$8.95

THE RETURN OF THE NATIVE

By Thomas Hardy, Cyril Aldred (editor)

London & New York: MacMillan & Co. / St. Martin's Press. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 1956. Hardcover. The Scholar's Library Series, 1956 printing. Hardcover 12mo (no jacket as issued? ) . Pages clean and intact, previous owner's info on 1st blank endpage, and small notes about the book (in ink) on last blank endpage, otherwise unmarked. Age tanning to pages and inside covers. Green cloth hardcover has light scuffing, slight wear to corners and one light crease on front, gilt decoration on spine. "Clym Yeobright, native of Egdon Heath, returns from the bright society of Paris and, as any reader of Hardy knows, all is not smooth. He is quickly taken by and marries the one woman he should not - Eustacia Vye....." Intro by Sylvia Lynd. (295noto,0415); The Scholar's Library; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 503 pages .

$9.95

THE YOUNGER SET

By Robert W. Chambers

New York: A. L. Burt Company. Good with no dust jacket. 1907. Hardcover. Hardcover 1907, no dustjacket (as issued). Cover has light soiling, fading and some spotting to spine, light soiling/foxing to outer edge of pages. Corner bumping and light edgewear, tiny tears to some corners. Pages are all intact, with occasional light soiling, light creasing of some pages, last few pages have a small edge tear. Age tanning to pages and covers. Historical romantic fiction. ; 8vo; 513 pages; Robert W. Chambers (May 26, 1865-December 16, 1933) was an American artist and writer. Robert entered the Art Students' League at around the age of twenty, where the artist Charles Dana Gibson was his fellow student. Chambers studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, and at Julian's, in Paris from 1886 to 1893, and his work was displayed at the Salon as early as 1889. On his return to New York, he succeeded in selling his illustrations to Life, Truth, and Vogue magazines. Then, for reasons unclear, devoted his time to writing, producing his first novel, In the Quarter (1864). His most famous effort has to be The King in Yellow, a collection of weird fiction short stories, connected by the theme of a terrible play (to which the title refers) which drives those who read it insane. Apparently favouring sales and popularity over artistic merit, Chambers later turned to writing romantic fiction to earn a living. According to some estimates, Chambers was one of the most successful literary careers of his period, his later novels selling well and a handful achieving best-seller status. Many of his works were also serialized in magazines. (525,0315) .

$17.95

Tranter's Tree
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Tranter's Tree

By H. R. Percy

Toronto: Lester and Orpen Denny's. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1987. First Edition. Hardcover. 0886191548 . HC/DJ - fine/near fine. Excellent condition. Hardcover is clean, tight and unmarked, a little bumping to spine ends. Jacket has light scuffing, minor edge crinkling and a couple tiny edge tears. "The legend of Tranter's tree begins in the 1720s when young Ned Tranter arrives on the east coast of Canada with only a pocketful of acorns and a thirst for adventure. He steps right into the bloody conflicts between the English and the French. " (620,0914) ; 8vo; 261 pages .

$12.95

FATHER SETS THE PACE

By Gontran De Poncins

New York: Doubleday. New in Good dust jacket. 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. HC/DJ - near fine/good. Hardcover is clean, with all pages intact and no markings, light age tanning to pages and inside covers, bumping to spine ends. Dustjacket has several small edge tears, age tanning, , small stain on front, light soiling to rear, light ink rubbing, not price clipped. Translated from the French by Bernard Frechtman. The story of the author's father - a dandy, a wit, a supreme egoist, a comic despot whose zest for life, sublime self-confidence, and passion for perfection kept his family and friends in a constant state of mingled hilarity and despair ..... ; 8vo; All set in a Louis XIII chateau with its three miles of park wall, its rambling wings, its vast kitchens, two libraries, ranging stables and private horse track. An intimate portrait of a rather fantastic life that came to an abrupt end with the onset of World War II. (430noto,0914) .

$12.50

SHEDDING THE YEARS

By James Clark Bennett

New York: Capitol Book Company. Good with no dust jacket. 1925. First Edition. Hardcover. 1925 hardcover, no dustjacket. Pages are intact, with occasional light soiling, age tanning to interior, and soiling/tanning to outer edge of pages. Coer has moderate edge/corner wear, moderate soiling/spotting, darkening to spine, wear a bit more pronouned to edges and corners. Appears first blank endpage may have been removed, although there may not have been an endpage initially. (470,8014) ; 8vo; 383 pages .

$16.50

North Fork to Hell

By Cushman, Dan

New Hampshire: Sagebrush Large Print Westerns. Very Good;. 2001. Hardcover. 1574903470 . Large print. Ex-library book, but still in very nice condition, fairly minimal library markings (spine sticker, top stamp). Illustrated hardcover with no jacket as issued. Pages are intact and clean other than two small red ink dots on title page and slight soiling outer edge of pages. Cover has some scuffing and one tiny peeled area but otherwise minimal wear. When a wagon train of settlers gets slammed by a Montana blizzard while on the trail for Wyoming, a former U. S. Calvaryman, Major Garside, rides in to help them. While he seems like a godsend, one man knows what Garside really is - a power hungry madman, greedy for the settler's livestock and gold, and greedier still for their women.......(488-11-13) .

$14.50

THE Spire

By William Golding

London: Faber & Faber. Good+. 1967. Softcover. 1967 reprint. Pages clean and unmarked, all intact. Cover has light soiling/spotting to rear and outer edge of pages, light wear to edges/corners and a few small creases. (185os) ; Faber Paper Covered Editions; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$2.95

SWORD OF GOLDEN STUD
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SWORD OF GOLDEN STUD

By Carter, Ashley

Fawcett Gold Medal. Good. 1977. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. 0449138429 . First printing 1977. Pages are clean, with no markings. Two paper splits at spine within book but no loose pages. Cover has spine creasing, moderate wear to edges/corners, small cover creases and a small tear to front bottom. Age tanning to pages and inside covers. ; A Lance Horner Novel; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; Review: "This story THE SWORD OF THE GOLDEN STUD is absolutely fabulous! I love the courage displayed by Jeff Carson or Bricktop (his slave name) in the face of danger. As a black man passing for white in the old South where he is being hunted by the white slave master who wants to beat him, castrate him and kill him, he manages to not only survive but thrive. He first works for Jean Lafitte in the slave trade, but he eventually comes into his own. He is brave, courageous and resilient. He is also a man most women wouldn't mind meeting. Virile, handsome, and well-endowed, in several scenes in the book he takes on two and three women (sometimes black, sometimes white) at once, and all night long, and is still going the next day. What a man! What I liked about him most is that he outwitted his opponents. You have to read it to believe it." (215noto) .

$4.35

Path of the Assassin, Volume 1  Serving In The Dark
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Path of the Assassin, Volume 1 Serving In The Dark

By Koike, Kasuo; Goseki Kojima

Dark Horse. Fine. 2006. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 1593075022 . Hardcover edition, 1st printing. Excellent condition, clean and unmarked, looks like new. ; Path of the Assassin, called Hanzo no Mon in Japan, is the story of Hattori Hanzo, the fabled master ninja whose duty was to protect Tokugawa Ieyasu. Ieyasu was the shogun who would unite Japan into one great nation. But before he could do that, he had to grow up and learn how to love the ladies! As the secret caretaker of such an influential future leader, not only does Hanzo use vast and varied ninja talents, but in living closely with Ieyasu, he forms a close friendship with the young shogun. (245noto) .

$14.95

Julia and the Master of Morancourt A Novel
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Julia and the Master of Morancourt A Novel

By Aylmer, Janet

NY: Harpercollins. New. 2009. First Edition. Softcover. 9780061672958 . New book, small remainder marking bottom edge of pages. ; From the author of Darcy's Story comes a novel of romance, family tragedy, and intrigue in a volatile England at the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Julia Maitland had an idyllic childhood with her brother and younger sisters on her family's estate in rural Derbyshire. Upon reaching marriageable age, she looked forward to everything that her new status could bring: the excitements of her first “season” in society, a choice of handsome suitors, and—hopefully—a blissful future with a man she cherishes. But Julia's prospects take a disastrous turn with the sudden and unbearably tragic death of her soldier brother in the war against Napoleon and the loss of her father's investments. Within the span of a few weeks, she finds herself in London, then fashionable Bath, and ultimately chasing smugglers through the countryside in coastal Dorset. Yet through all the drama and turmoil she keeps alive her hopes for happiness and a love passionate, powerful, and true. (190os, 10/12) .

$7.50

ONLY EARTH AND SKY LAST FOREVER

By Benchley, Nathaniel

Harper & Row. Good in Good dust jacket. 1971. First Edition. Hardcover. 006020494X . Ex-library book - still in good condition. Mylar cover and usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages are clean and tight, occasional earmark or light wrinkling. Light soiling, couple small ink markings to outer edge of pages. Hardcover has light edgewear. Jacket sleeve and jacket itself have some scuffing. . Benchley's story shows how the tragic Battle of the Little Bighorn changed the world for Dark Elk, a young man caught up in the destiny of his people. (452noto) ; 8vo .

$6.00

THE LEFT-HANDED SPIRIT
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THE LEFT-HANDED SPIRIT

By Nichols, Ruth

Canada: Macmillan. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1978. First Edition. Hardcover. 0770517013 . Macmillan 1978, 1st edition. Very nice, clean, tight condition. Previous owner has put a protective brodart sleeve on the jacket and this has been taped to book, leaving some small tape markings inside both covers. Pages are otherwise unmarked. Jacket under brodart is in excellent condition. Like scuffing to brodart. "A thousand years before Marco Polo, a young woman from Rome makes the journey along the Silk Road to China; her name is Mariana, and she is a skilled jeweller who also posses the gift of healing.....; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; It is this gift, given by the god Apollo, that moves the Chinese ambassador to kidnap her. The despairing Mariana finds herself taken by ship, horse, camel and foot across a vast area of the ancient world: from the sophisticated Rome of Marcus Aurelius, across northern Mesopotamia to the haunted ruins of Babylon; through Samarkand, the Tarim Basin, to the Taklamakan desert, and at last, after many dangerous encounters, to a China threatened by civil war, and a prince only Mariana can save. In the course of her long journey, Mariana discovers her own strength and wisdom, and moves from hatred to reluctant respect and finally to an abiding love for her captor, the Ambassador Paulus. She learns in time to understand the gift of healing given her by the power of Apollo. At last the road leads her back to Rome and a final, surprising happiness.... (435-noto) .

$9.95

LES DIABOLIQUES
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LES DIABOLIQUES

By D'Aurevilly, Jules Barbey

London: Paul Elek. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1947. First Edition. Hardcover. 2110810548 . Paul Elek, London 1947 first edition. Hardcover has light wear to corners, corner bumping, slight fading to spine. Jacket has creases with light soiling and several small edge tears and chips, not price clipped. Pages are clean other than name written on endpage. Upper edge of pages has a green booksale ink stamp which has seeped in a bit and can be seen at the very top edge of some pages. Some of most celebrated work by Barbey d'Aurevilly, one of the most original of the minor French romantics of the 19th century. [380-noto]; 8vo .

$13.95

THE LOVE THAT GOD FORGOT
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THE LOVE THAT GOD FORGOT

By Cordell, Alexander

Ulverscroft Large Print. Very Good. 1997. First Edition. Hardcover. 0708937705 . Ulvescroft large print. Ex-library book, but still in quite nice condition, no jacket as issued. Pages are clean and tight, library marks to upper edge of pages. Cover has a little wear at corners, light scuffing and light soiling to rear. Wales 1880: Young Tom Mortymer, son of rich industrialist Iestyn Mortymer, has turned his back on his inheritance for a gypsy existence with his young Romany wife, Jen Wildflower. They come to settle on Flatholm Island where they become a refuge for animals. But their simple idyll does not last as they become aware of a strange malevolence towards them..... [640 ]; Ulverscroft Large Print Series; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 496 pages .

$9.95

MILTON IN AMERICA
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MILTON IN AMERICA

By Ackroyd, Peter

Sinclair-Stevenson. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1996. First Edition. Hardcover. 1856196968 . Sinclair-Stevenson 1st edition. HC/DJ - fine/near fine. Very nice condition. Hardcover is clean and unmarked. Jacket has light scuffing and a little wear at upper corners, not clipped. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 288 pages; When Peter Ackroyd, one of Britain's undisputed literary masters, writes a new novel, it is a literary event. With his last novel, The Trial of Elizabeth Cree, "as gripping and ingenious a murder mystery as you could hope to come across," in the words of the San Francisco Chronicle, he reached a whole new level of critical and popular success. Now, with his trademark blending of historical fact and fictive fancy, Ackroyd has placed the towering poet of Paradise Lost in the new Eden that is colonial America. John Milton, aging, blind, fleeing the restoration of English monarchy and all the vain trappings that go with it ("misrule" in his estimation) , comes to New England, where he is adopted by a community of fellow puritans as their leader. With his enormous powers of intellect, his command of language, and the awe the townspeople hold him in, Milton takes on absolute power. Insisting on strict and merciless application of puritan justice, he soon becomes, in his attempt at regaining paradise, as much a tyrant as the despots from whom he and his comrades have sought refuge, more brutal than the "savage" native Americans. As always, Ackroyd has crafted a thoroughly enjoyable novel that entertains while raising provocative questions--this time about America's founding myths. With a resurgence of interest in the puritans (in the movie adaptations of The Scarlet Letter and the forthcoming The Crucible) , Milton in America is particularly relevant. It is also entirely absorbing--in short, vintage Ackroyd. [450-noto] .

$7.50

THE RETURN House of Israel, Volume 1
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THE RETURN House of Israel, Volume 1

By Marcum, Robert

Covenant Communications. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 2002. First Edition. Hardcover. 1591560675 . House of Israel, Vol. 1. HC/DJ - near fine. Hardcover clean and tight, fine other than name written small inside front cover and a little bumping to spine ends. Jacket has some scuffing and light edge crinkling, not clipped, no tears. "An electrifying and emotional novel about one woman's desperate quest for her freedom, the obstacles that stand in her way, and the support of a faithful man that gives her the strength to see her journey to the end.." [800]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 437 pages .

$11.95

Scarlet Riders -  Pulp Fiction Tales of the Mounties
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Scarlet Riders - Pulp Fiction Tales of the Mounties

By Hutchison, Don (editor)

Mosaic Press (NY). Very Good. 1998. First Edition. Softcover. 0889626472 . Ex-library book, but still in very good condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Pages are clean and tight, light soiling to outer edge of pages. Cover has light wear to spine ends. During the pulp heyday of the 1920s and 1930s, stories featuring rugged Mounties maintaining the law of the untamed North were so popular that a number of authors built careers specializing in their exploits. Scarlet Riders is a collection of such tales..... [490]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 289 pages .

$10.95

THE RAPE OF THE FAIR COUNTRY
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THE RAPE OF THE FAIR COUNTRY

By Cordell, Alexander

Doubleday & Company. Very Good+ in Good dust jacket. 1959. Hardcover. Pseudonym of George Alexander Graber. HC/DJ - very good/fair. Hardcover is clean and unmarked, with light wear at corners, corner bumping and a little rubbing along spine. Jacket has numerous edge chips and tears, soiling to rear, age tanning, price clipped. The story of a family of good intent, but ill fortune who slaved for the owners of the iron-smelting furnaces of a historical Welsh village. [480 ]; 8vo .

$14.95

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