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Crossed Swords, Alloway, Mrs. Clement
1 Alloway, Mrs. Clement Crossed Swords
Decorated crimson cloth covers are mildly stained, bumped. Gilt is dulled on spine, less so on front cover. Owner name on front pastedown. Defects are minor; pages are clean and unmarked, binding is tight. . Historical novel about the American Revolutionary war, specifically about the fifth seige of Quebec by the Continental troops. A solid copy of the first edition.. . 8vo - 8" to 9" tall. 391 pages. C5 Toronto. Toronto William Briggs 1912 1st Edition. 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 31799 
Price: 25.00 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. M2 NY. NY Harper & Brothers 1904 1st Edition Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 24246 
Price: 55.00 USD
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Kepler, Banville, John
3 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. S3 Boston. Boston Godine 1983 1st US Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 26460 
Price: 80.00 USD
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Grim Journey, Birney, Hoffman
4 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: 55.00 USD
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The Mission, Brelis, Dean
5 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: 35.00 USD
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Lewis Cass: Frontier Soldier, Burns, Virginia
6 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 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 24361 
Price: 40.00 USD
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A Yankee Girl at Richmond, Curtis, Alice Turner
7 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: 180.00 USD
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Morning Girl, Dorris, Michael
8 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. L2 NY. NY Hyperion 1992 1st Edition. 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 19177 
Price: 35.00 USD
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The Lady of the Camellias, Dumas, Alexandre, Fils
9 Dumas, Alexandre, Fils The Lady of the Camellias
A few small light stains to back cover, no other defects. Tight, square, pages clean and bright, appears unread. . Translated from the French, with a critical introduction by Edmund Gosse. 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. E5 P. F. Collier & Son 1902 Reprint Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 32092 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Romance of a Poor Young Man`, Feuillet, Octave
10 Feuillet, Octave The Romance of a Poor Young Man`
No defects. Tight, square, pages clean and bright, appears unread. . Translated from the French, with a critical introduction by Henry Harland. 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. E5 P. F. Collier & Son 1902 Reprint Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 32093 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Madame Bovary, Flaubert, Gustave
11 Flaubert, Gustave Madame Bovary
A few minor scuff marks to spine and front cover, no other defects. Tight, square, pages clean and bright, appears unread. . Translated from the French, with a critical introduction by Henry James. 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. E5 P. F. Collier & Son 1902 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 32094 
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Captain Fracasse, Gautier, Theophile
12 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: 21.50 USD
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20 Novels of H. Rider Haggard in 19 Volumes, Haggard, H. Rider
13 Haggard, H. Rider 20 Novels of H. Rider Haggard in 19 Volumes
Nineteen volumes containing 20 novels. This is a beautiful set, in maroon cloth and bright gilt titles and decoration to front cover and spine. Binding is tight, pages are clean and unmarked for all volumes. A couple of volumes have minor defects to covers. The spine of "Margaret" has had a bit of its color nibbled off by a varmint (see photo) . "King Solomon's Mines" has a splash of white to bottom edge of spine and back cover and "Child of Storm" has a long gray mark on the front cover. The remaining sixteen volumes have no defects, except perhaps having been read, very carefully. There is no publication date, but the set was printed in the early 20th Century, around 1910. . The novels include: Pearly Maiden, Marie, She, Allan Quartermain, King Solomon's Mines, Eric Brighteyes, Elissa, Black Heart and White Heart, The Spirit of Bambatse, Cleopatra, Lysbeth, Swallow, The People of the Mist, The Wanderer's Necklace, Morning Star, Jess, Heart of the World, Margaret, Child of Storm, and Nada the Lily. A beautiful set. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. N unit McKinlay Stone & Mackenzie 1910 Hardcover Very Good+ 32123 
Price: 195.00 USD
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Divided We Stood, John, F. Crosby
14 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: 20.00 USD
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Patrick O'Brian: a Life Revealed, King, Dean
15 King, Dean Patrick O'Brian: a Life Revealed
Dust jacket is a little 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 1st Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 29232 
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Wilderness to Washington: an 1811 Journey on Horseback, Long, Eleanor Rice
16 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: 30.00 USD
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An Iceland Fisherman, Loti, Pierre
17 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: 25.00 USD
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Samuel Pepys of the Navy A Biographical Novel, McKemy, Kay
18 McKemy, Kay Samuel Pepys of the Navy A Biographical Novel
Jacket is lightly rubbed at extremities, someone has neatly written the numeral 12 in the upper left-hand corner of the front panel. Book is original blue cloth with decorative illustration of a sailing ship, appears unread. Book is Fine, jacket is VG+. . Historical fiction based in part on the diaries of Samuel Pepys. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 242 pages. H5 NY. NY Frederick Warne 1970 1st Edition Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 15950 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Onion Avenue, McNab, Nora Stangland
19 McNab, Nora Stangland Onion Avenue
No defects. Pages are crisp, tight, book appears unread. Women and life on an onion farm in northern Indiana in the late 1930s. Glossy pictorial cover, 208p. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED by author on half title page. . Trade PB. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. Signed by Author. H4 Minot, ND. Minot, ND North American Heritage Press 1991 Softcover Fine 14171 
Price: 21.50 USD
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The Golden Ocean, O'Brian, Patrick
20 O'Brian, Patrick The Golden Ocean
Book has no defects; pages are crisp, tight, book appears unread. Jacket has no defects, now protected by clear mylar sleeve. . A beautiful copy of a great sea yarn, O'Brian's first sea novel and thus precursor to the wonderful Aubrey/Maturin series to follow. First printing of the 1994 1st American Edition. . 8vo - 8" to 9" tall. B2 NY. NY W. W. Norton 1994 1st American Edition. 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 28513 
Price: 30.00 USD
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