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Modern Lit: Fiction:Historical Fiction

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...<b>Toward The Morning</b><br>, Allen, Hervey
1 Allen, Hervey ...Toward The Morning

London: William Heinemann, 1949.
 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover in Jacket
 8vo; 429 pages.
 Frontispiece illustration.
 
Historical novel about Scottish settlers in America. The third part of the trilogy The Disinherited.

Bindings square and tight. Light handling wear. Faint water ring on front. Dust jacket with price in protective Mylar, has small loss lower front. Some edge wear and rear has soiling. Reinforcement repair on inside of jacket.
 
Price: 12.00 USD

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The Plains of Passage, Auel, Jean M.
2 Auel, Jean M. The Plains of Passage
New York, New York, U.S.A. Crown Pub 1990 0517580497 / 9780517580493 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 
First Edition; First Printing; Full Number Line; Dust jacket in protective Mylar sleeve. Minimal shelf/storage wear 
Price: 10.00 USD
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…<b>The Spoilers</b><br>, Beach, Rex E.
3 Beach, Rex E. The Spoilers

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1906.
 First Edition – First Printing.
 Hardcover.
 Laid-in Promotional Harper bookmark with photo of Rex Beech.
 Laid-in photocopy of Author’s obituary.
 Illustrated by Clarence Underwood.
 
SIGNED with an inscription by Beach on the front free endpaper.

Original pictorial blue-green cloth. Very good in slightly soiled Custom chemise and slipcase.Very good in a slightly soiled slipcase. Binding square and tight. Text clean; hint of toning to text. Light shelf handling to lower corners; spine tips.

The author's first and best known work. Basis for movies filmed in 1914, 1923, 1930 and 1942 with Marlene Dietrich, Randolph Scott and John Wayne; lastly in 1955 with Jeff Chandler and Anne Baxter.
 
Price: 245.00 USD

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...<b>The Corpus Conundrum: A Third Case from the Notebooks of Pliny the Younger (Volume 3)</b>, Bell, Albert A.
4 Bell, Albert A. ...The Corpus Conundrum: A Third Case from the Notebooks of Pliny the Younger (Volume 3)
USA: Ingalls Publishing Group, Inc., 2011. 1932158960 / 9781932158960 Soft cover.
 
No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality.
While out hunting, Pliny finds a man's body. He appears lifeless, but Pliny cannot find a cause of death. He locks the body in a stable, but in the morning the body is gone. Strangers appear at Pliny's door, claiming to be the man's children. One sings siren songs and claims his "father" is immortal. Another may be an empusa, a shape-shifting, blood-drinking monster.
Bodies pile up: a fifteen year old murder, a faceless man floating in the bay, and the "lifeless immortal," this time with his throat cut. Was he killed for his blood? Pliny and Tacitus must discover how the murders are connected to each other and to Pliny's nemesis Marcus Aquilius Regulus.

 
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…<b>Kai Lung's Golden Hours.</b>, Braham, Ernest [Pseudonym of Ernest Bramah Smith] Preface by Hilaire Belloc.
5 Braham, Ernest [Pseudonym of Ernest Bramah Smith] Preface by Hilaire Belloc. Kai Lung's Golden Hours.
New York: George H. Doran Company, 1923 First American Edition – First Printing Hardcover.
 
A collection of Chinese tales of Kai Lung, vagabond, philosopher and prince of story tellers.
Paste on colored prints over orange boards.
Bindings square. Wear to edges Spine tips pushed with small breaks. Title label rubbed. Rough cut text-block.
8 inches tall. 333 pages.

 
Price: 60.00 USD

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...<b>Babel Tower</b>, Byatt, A. S.
6 Byatt, A. S. ...Babel Tower
New York: Random House Publishing Group 1996. 0679405135 / 9780679405139 First Edition; First Printing; Full Number Line; Hardcover in Jacket.
 
No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality, Dust jacket in protective Mylar sleeve.

 
Price: 12.00 USD

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...<b>Crusade.</b><br>, Byrne, Donn
7 Byrne, Donn ...Crusade.

Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1928.
 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover in Jacket.
 7.75 inches tall. 250 pages.
 Illustrations by Henry C. Pitz. including Jacket, and end-pages . 
Green cloth with black titles and decoration in red and black.

Bindings square and tight. Text clean, light even toning. Minor shelf wear. Dust jacket toned. Wear with small loss corners and spine tips. Spine sun-darkened. Protected in Mylar sleeve.
 
Price: 19.95 USD

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...<b>Messer Marco Polo  </b><br>, Byrne, Donn
8 Byrne, Donn ...Messer Marco Polo

New York: The Century Company, 1921.

 First Edition, First Printing. [BAL 2291].
 Hardcover.
 8vo; , <1>-147; 2 blank leaves.
 Frontispiece with three plates inserted by C. B. Falls.
 
Romantic fiction about travels of Marco Polo.

Custom chemise and morocco-backed slipcase with five raised bands and stamped gilt titles and decorations.

Bindings firm and square. Minor looseness top front hinge. Text clean, light even toning. (older bookseller notes in pencil on front-free endpage) Moderate handling wear.

Donn Byrne was an Irish novelist. Educated at University College, Dublin, where he studied under Douglas Hyde, the famous Gaelic scholar.

Byrne was firmly of the neo-Romantic view of the mythical and pastoral beauty of Irish history. His writing hauntingly evokes these images, sometimes seeming want to preserve them.

ref: BAL: 2291. Allen, 150
 
Price: 195.00 USD

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...<b>Parrot and Olivier in America.</b>, Carey, Peter
9 Carey, Peter ...Parrot and Olivier in America.
New York: Alfred a Knopf Inc., 2010. 0307592626 / 9780307592620 First Edition; First Printing; Hardcover.
 
No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality, Dust jacket in protective Mylar sleeve.
National Book Award Finalist.

 
Price: 5.00 USD

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...<B>Song of Slaves in the Desert</b><br>, Cheuse, Alan
10 Cheuse, Alan ...Song of Slaves in the Desert

Illinois: Sourcebooks, 2011.
 1402242999 / 9781402242991 First Edition - First Printing.
 Hardcover in Jacket,
 SIGNED by the Author.
Nathaniel Pereira, son of a New York Jewish merchant, gets dispatched to revive an uncle's South Carolina plantation, but his story is derailed by the interspersed accounts of several generations of women driven from slavery in Timbuktu to bondage in the United States.

Golden-tan cloth covered boards with black spine titles. No flaws or blemishes, Gift quality.
 
Price: 14.95 USD

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...<b>The Shining Sword.</b>, COLEMAN Charles G. Jr.
11 COLEMAN Charles G. Jr. ...The Shining Sword.
New York: Loizeaux Brothers, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover.
 
Half dark blue cloth over gray boards with silver gilt spine titles; decorated endpages; Bindings square and tight; no flaws to book; Plain dust jacket seldom seen; has light chipping a closed tear to rear top near spine and light hand soiling, now housed in protective Mylar jacket.
An allegorical tale exemplifying the Christian life.

 
Price: 45.00 USD

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...<b>The Alchymist's Journal.</b>, Connell, Evan S.
12 Connell, Evan S. ...The Alchymist's Journal.
San Francisco, California: North Point Press: 1991. 0865474648 / 9780865474642 First Edition; First Printing; Hardcover in Jacket.
 
No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality,
The ancient art of alchemy has fascinated writers for centuries, novelist Connell being no exception. Perhaps best known for the television and recent movie adaptations of his works Son of the Morning Star , Mr. Bridge , and Mrs. Bridge , Connell here delves into more obscure matters.
Consisting of a series of journals told from the viewpoints of seven alchemists, this work explores alchemy and its relationship to life.
Although written in an antique style, the journal entries nonetheless offer contemporary wisdom, especially on the subject of healing. However, despite its creativity, the book uses technical and esoteric vocabulary that will present difficulty for all but the most determined reader. This is a book for those who enjoy the puzzling and who share Connell's enthusiasm for the subject.

 
Price: 10.00 USD

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...<b> The Pagan Lord  </b>, Cornwell, Bernard
13 Cornwell, Bernard ... The Pagan Lord
London: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2013 0007331908 / 9780007331901 First Edition – First Printing. [UK] Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 
No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve. No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve.

The seventh installment of Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, “like Game of Thrones, but real” (The Observer, London)—the basis for The Last Kingdom, the hit BBC America television series.

 
Price: 34.95 USD

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...<b>The Burning Land  </b><br>, Cornwell, Bernard
14 Cornwell, Bernard ...The Burning Land

New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2010.
 0060888741 / 9780060888749 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 First American edition.
 
The fifth installment of the author's Saxon Tales chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, “like Game of Thrones, but real” (The Observer, London), the basis for The Last Kingdom, the hit television series.

No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve.
 
Price: 35.00 USD

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...<b>The Rebel and the Turncoat.</b>, DECKER, Malcolm
15 DECKER, Malcolm ...The Rebel and the Turncoat.
New York: McGraw-Hill, 1949. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover in Jacket
 Inscribed by the Author.
250 pages. Dark blue cloth covered boards with stamped gilt titles and decorations. Bindings square and tight. Light shelf wear with rubs to lower corners.
Dust jacket worn with several chips. Large section missing from rear panel. Front illustration full and clean. Protected in Mylar sleeve.
A story of the American Revolution with, 17-year old Henry Prince as hero. Tory and Rebel positions are equally handled in this historical novel. Henry is torn between his "land" and his English ancestry. As civillian, as soldier, for five years of struggle, the boy tries to comprise.
Serving as a spy, first for the British, later deserting to the Americans; in contact with the Hale, Arnold, Andre, Pulaski, Hamilton, and Washington.

 
Price: 20.00 USD

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...<b>Show Me Death!</b>, Dent, W. Redvers; [Raymond Knister]
16 Dent, W. Redvers; [Raymond Knister] ...Show Me Death!
New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1930. First Edition with code: CE. Hardcover.
 
It has been stated that this novel was authored by Canadian author Raymond Knister. However, is unconfirmed.

375 pages. Width: 5.75" Height: 8". Bound in original red cloth, with embossed red lettering on gilt background. Book is slightly cocked. Covers display rubbing. Binding is firm. Interior on laid paper is clean and without markings. Top edge stained pale green. Bump lower front corner.

John Raymond Knister (27 May 1899 - 29 Aug 1932) was a Canadian poet, novelist, story writer, columnist, and reviewer, "known primarily for his realistic narratives set in rural Canada ... Knister was a highly respected member of the Canadian literary community during the 1920s and early 1930s, and recent criticism has acknowledged him as a pioneer in establishing a distinctively modern voice in Canadian literature."

A better copy than is usually seen.

 
Price: 595.00 USD

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...<b>The Boyds of Black River.</b>, Edmonds, Walter D.
17 Edmonds, Walter D. ...The Boyds of Black River.
New York: Dodd Mead & Company, 1953. Book Club Edition Hardcover in Jacket.
 
Green cloth covered boards. Light shelf wear, bindings tight, light toning to text. Dust jacket darkened to inside with light shelf wear, protected in Mylar sleeve.
 
Price: 25.00 USD
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...<b>Famous Last Words.</b>, Findley, Timothy
18 Findley, Timothy ...Famous Last Words.
Toronto, ON, Canada: Irwin Publishing, 1981. 0772013624 / 9780772013620 First Edition Hardcover in Jacket
 
Bindings tight and square, Minimal shelf wear. Dust jacket light shelf wear protected in Mylar.
Famous Last Words is part-thriller, part-horror story; it is also a meditation on history and the human soul. In the final days of the Second World War, Hugh Selwyn Mauberley scrawls his desperate account on the walls and ceilings of his ice-cold prison high in the Austrian Alps. Officers of the liberating army discover his frozen, disfigured corpse and his astonishing testament - the sordid truth that he alone possessed. Fascinated but horrified, they learn of a dazzling array of characters caught up in a scandal and political corruption.

 
Price: 10.00 USD

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...<b>The Sky and the Forest </b>, Forester, C. S.
19 Forester, C. S. ...The Sky and the Forest
Boston: Little Brown, 1948 Book Club Edition. Hardcover in Jacket.
 
Bindings square and tight. Text clean, hint of toning. Light/minimal shelf wear. Dust jacket chipped with small loss corners in a new Mylar sleeve.
A story of a god who becomes a man.

 
Price: 10.00 USD

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...<b>A Knight of the Cumberland and Hell-Fer-Spartain.</b>, Fox, John Jr.
20 Fox, John Jr. ...A Knight of the Cumberland and Hell-Fer-Spartain.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1906. Reprint Edition. Hardcover in Jacket.
 
Red cloth covered boards with full color paste-on. Titles stamped in black. Some bio-predation to cloth. Bindings square and tight. Text clean, minimal toning. Moderate wear with rubbed lower spine tip.
Dust jacket in a clear new Mylar sleeve has toning with a triangle loss front lower corner.
7.5 inches tall. 273 pages with publisher's advertisements.

 
Price: 15.00 USD

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