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Crossed Swords, Alloway, Mrs. Clement
1 Alloway, Mrs. Clement Crossed Swords
Decorated crimson cloth covers are mildly stained, rubbed, bumped. Gilt is dulled on spine, less so on front cover. Owner name on front pastedown, back cover starting to crack. Pages are clean and unmarked. . Historical novel about the American Revolutionary war, specifically about the fifth seige of Quebec by the Continental troops. A decent copy of the first edition of this stirring tale. . 8vo - 8" to 9" tall. 391 pages. C5 Toronto. Toronto William Briggs 1912 1st Edition. 1st Printing Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 21359 
Price: 17.50 USD
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Vergilius A Tale of the Coming of Christ, Bacheller, Irving
2 Bacheller, Irving Vergilius A Tale of the Coming of Christ
Book is in spectacular condition with only very minor defects: a one-inch tear and associated crease at bottom edge of p. 119. Bound in olive cloth with extensive floral decoration to fron cover in white and gold. Pages are white and clean, binding is tight, book appears unread. . Vergilius is a Roman soldier, and the text takes place mainly in Rome, culminating with the birth of Jesus. This is the first edition. Gift quality. . 8vo - 8" to 9" tall. 278 pages. M1 NY. NY Harper & Brothers 1904 1st Edition Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 24246 
Price: 50.00 USD
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3 Banville, John Kepler
First U. S. Edition. Guardian Fiction Prize winner in U. K. Author's 4th novel. Dust jacket has light rubbing and creasing at extremities, two short tears, still bright and attractive, now protected by clear mylar sleeve. Book has small irregular peeled spot on first endpaper (about a quarter of an inch in diameter, probably where a label was carelessly removed, no other defects. Pages are crisp, tight, book appears unread. . Still a handsome copy of the first edition. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. B2 Boston. Boston Godine 1983 0879234385 / 9780879234386 1st US Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 28523 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Kepler, Banville, John
4 Banville, John Kepler
First U. S. Edition. Guardian Fiction Prize winner in U. K. Author's 4th novel. Dust jacket has very faint mark and associated surface flaw to bottom corner of front flap, now protected by clear mylar sleeve. Pages are crisp, tight, book appears unread. . A beautiful copy of the first edition. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. R2 Boston. Boston Godine 1983 1st US Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 26460 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Grim Journey, Birney, Hoffman
5 Birney, Hoffman Grim Journey
Jacket spine is sunned with slight edgewear. All four corners are slightly clipped, price of $2.50 is intact, now protected by clear mylar sleeve. Top page ends of book are darkened, no other defects. Pages are crisp, tight, book appears unread. A few very faint stains to gray cover. . Fictionalized story of the infamous Donner party and their trials on the Overland Trail, which involved, among other horrific events, cannibalism. A beautiful copy, jacket protected by polyester film cover. . 8vo - 8" to 9" tall. 275 pages. S5 NY. NY Minton, Balch & Company 1934 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 19856 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The Mission, Brelis, Dean
6 Brelis, Dean The Mission
A novel based on the author's wartime experience of a man behind Japanese lines who organizes a guerilla force. The jacket shows an illustration of a hunting party in a mountain region. Spine is gently cocked. Pages are clean, bright, and stiff, appears unopened. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED by author. The inscription is to a friend, fellow author Christopher G. Janus, and is warm and affectionate. Jacket is rubbed with light edgewear, still bright and attractive, now protected by mylar cover. 180 pages. . 12mo 7" - 7˝" tall. Signed by Author. G1 London. London Constable 1959 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 13625 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Lewis Cass: Frontier Soldier, Burns, Virginia
7 Burns, Virginia Lewis Cass: Frontier Soldier
Dust jacket has small tears and is age-toned at spine and margins, now protected by fresh mylar cover. Book covers are mildly warped, Pages are clean and crisp, binding is tight; book appears unread. Bright red cloth covers with bright gilt lettering to spine. . A juvenile and quasi-fictional but substantial biography of Lewis Cass's early days. During the War of 1812, Cass served as Brigadier General, and he long served as Governor of Michigan Territory. He later was Secretary of War under Andrew Jackson, a member of the Senate from Michigan, and the Democratic candidate for President, losing to Zachary Taylor. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on the first endpaper. . 8vo - 8" to 9" tall. 176 pages. Signed by Author. C6 Bath, MI. Bath, MI Enterprise Press 1980 0686273699 / 9780686273691 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 24361 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The Cavaliers of Virginia, or the Recluse of Jamestown:  An Historical Romance of the Old Dominion, Caruthers, William A.
8 Caruthers, William A. The Cavaliers of Virginia, or the Recluse of Jamestown: An Historical Romance of the Old Dominion
Gray cloth covers are slightly rubbed. Pages are crisp, tight, book appears unread. . This is a facsimile reprint of a book originally published by Harper in 1834. . Americans in Fiction Series. 8vo - 8" to 9" tall. 228+246 pages. C6 Ridgewood, NJ. Ridgewood, NJ The Gregg Press 1968 Facsimile Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 21423 
Price: 16.50 USD
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The Rover, Conrad, Joseph
9 Conrad, Joseph The Rover
In original navy cloth covers with bright gilt title box to front cover. Titles to spine have almost completely rubbed but are still faintly visible. Rubbing and light wear to corners and spine extremities. Binding is tight, pages are clean and unmarked; mild spine slant. . Wonderful historical novel taking place on the coast of France, in and near the town of Toulon, just after the French Revolution. . 8vo - 8" to 9" tall. C1 Doubleday, Page & Company 1923 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 28719 
Price: 11.50 USD
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A Yankee Girl at Richmond, Curtis, Alice Turner
10 Curtis, Alice Turner A Yankee Girl at Richmond
Faint vertical crease to spine, no other defects. No date on title page, no printings indication on copyright page. Binding is tight, pages are clean and unmarked. Seldom if ever read. . Illustrated by Hattie Longstreet Price. A gorgeous copy of a scarce book. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. T5 The Penn Publishing Company 1930 Later Printing Hardcover Near Fine 31173 
Price: 175.00 USD
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John Ward, Preacher, Deland, Margaret
11 Deland, Margaret John Ward, Preacher
Gray cloth covers are slightly rubbed. Pages are crisp, tight, book appears unread. . This is a facsimile reprint of a book originally published by Houghton Mifflin in 1888. . Americans in Fiction Series. 8vo - 8" to 9" tall. 473 pages. C6 Ridgewood, NJ. Ridgewood, NJ The Gregg Press 1967 Facsimile Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 21422 
Price: 16.50 USD
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Morning Girl, Dorris, Michael
12 Dorris, Michael Morning Girl
No defects. Pages are crisp, tight, book appears unread. . Wonderful children's book by this Native American author. A beautiful copy, in mylar cover. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 74 pages. R4 NY. NY Hyperion 1992 1st Edition. 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 19177 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Malinche:   Slave Princess of Cortez, Duran, Gloria
13 Duran, Gloria Malinche: Slave Princess of Cortez
Dust jacket very slight edge creasing, tiny tear, now protected by clear mylar sleeve. Book has no defects; pages are clean and crisp, the binding is tight and square; book appears unread. . Historical fiction/biography. A beautiful copy. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 229 pages. H1 Linnet Books 1993 0208023437 / 9780208023438 1st Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 29758 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Unvanquished, Fast, Howard
14 Fast, Howard The Unvanquished
Jacket has small chips and tears, mostly at extremities of spine. All four corners are clipped, but price of $2.50 is on back panel. Spine and back panel are a bit soiled. Front panel is bright and attractive, showing George Washington on his horse, looking over his ragged army, jacket now protected with mylar. Spine and margins of gray cloth covers are lightly sunned, else Fine. . Historical novel of the American Revolution. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 316 pages. K1 Duell, Sloan and Pearce 1942 1st Edition. 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 23350 
Price: 40.00 USD
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15 Flaubert, Gustave; Liepke, Skip (Illus. ) (Leatherette) Madame Bovary
A few minor scuffs/scratches to gilt page ends, no other defects; very nearly As New. Pages are clean and crisp, the binding is tight and square; book appears unread. . This is a beautiful faux leather (leatherette) edition. Crimson boards, three raised bands to spine, all edges gilt, elaborate gilt decoration to covers and spine, patterned endpapers. A handsome copy. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 423 pages. B3 Franklin Library 1979 2245011252 / 9782245011256 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 28588 
Price: 11.50 USD
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Captain Fracasse, Gautier, Theophile
16 Gautier, Theophile Captain Fracasse
Minor rippling to bottom of front cover, minor bumps to extremities of spine. Pages are crisp, tight, book appears unread. . A critical introduction to the work by F. C. De Sumichrast. A frontispiece and numerous other portraits of Gautier with descriptive notes by Octave Uzanne. A handsome copy, in light green cloth covers. . The French Classical Romances Series. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 452 pages. J1 Collier 1902 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 23046 
Price: 16.50 USD
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Divided We Stood, John, F. Crosby
17 John, F. Crosby Divided We Stood
No defects. Binding is tight, pages are clean and unmarked. . Fictionalized account of the Civil War's Battle of Antietam and the story of lost orders. . Trade PB. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 326 pages. T2 Holon Publishing / Collective Press 2015 Paperback Fine 31070 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Patrick O'Brian: a Life Revealed, King, Dean
18 King, Dean Patrick O'Brian: a Life Revealed
Dust jacket is rubbed, no other defects, now protected by clear mylar sleeve. Book has no defects; pages are clean and crisp, the binding is tight and square; book appears unread. . Literary biography of English writer and novelist, best known for his long Aubrey–Maturin series of nautical historical novels, set in the 19th century. A nice copy of the first edition. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 488 pages. D7 Henry Holt and Co. 2000 0805059768 / 9780805059762 1st Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 29232 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Wilderness to Washington: an 1811 Journey on Horseback, Long, Eleanor Rice
19 Long, Eleanor Rice Wilderness to Washington: an 1811 Journey on Horseback
Fictional story of two real people who made the journey from Indiana Territory to Washington, D. C. In 1811, across 1000 miles of wilderness. The two were Jonathan Jennings and his wife Ann. Jennings was elected to serve in the 1811 Congress, the the journey described was for this purpose. Jennings later became Indiana's first governor. Pictorial card covers. An oversized, high quality softcover. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED by author to a friend. . A beautiful signed copy of the first printing. . Trade PB. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 167 pages. Signed by Author. S4 Bloomington. Bloomington Reflections Press 1981 1st Printing Paperback Fine with no dust jacket 27121 
Price: 25.00 USD
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An Iceland Fisherman, Loti, Pierre
20 Loti, Pierre An Iceland Fisherman
No defects. Tight, square, pages clean and bright, appears unread. . Translated from the French, with a critical introduction by M. Jules Cambon. Also includes a frontispiece and numerous other portraits of the author with descriptive notes by Octave Uzanne. Tight, square, pages clean and bright, a beautiful copy in light green cloth covers. . The French Classical Romances Series. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 280 pages. A5 P. F. Collier & Son 1902 Reprint Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 23066 
Price: 20.00 USD
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