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 ANDREWS, ROBERT HARDY., Burning Gold.
ANDREWS, ROBERT HARDY.
Burning Gold.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company 1945. Hardbound 8vo (8 inches tall) 403 pages. Illustrated map endpapers. Description: A wartime compliance statement is printed on the front flap of the jacket. The jacket art is not credited, nor can I find any artist name or initials. This has the same date on the title page and copyright page (1945), but lacks the first edition statement, thus a later printing within that same year. BINDING/CONDITION: navy blue cloth with gilt spine text, top edge color is green; a Very Good book, with a Very Good dust jacket; the dust jacket is not price clipped. An exceptionally attractive front panel, but darkened at the spine; the jacket is not chipped. ISBN: 0010
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Book number: 058184
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 BENZONI, JULIETTE; TRANSLATED BY ANNE CARTER., Marianne and the Masked Prince.
BENZONI, JULIETTE; TRANSLATED BY ANNE CARTER.
Marianne and the Masked Prince.
New York: G P Putnam's Sons 1971. 1st American Edition. Hardbound 8vo (about 8.5 inches tall) 315 pages. Description: Panoramic dust jacket artist not credited. Includes a list of principal characters. An historical novel of Napoleonic France. BINDING/CONDITION: dark navy cloth with gilt text; the spine is slightly slanted, very small amount of bio-predation damage to page 1-2, (two pinholes and one hole about the size of a bb), otherwise a Good book, with a Very Good dust jacket; the dust jacket is not price clipped. The dust jacket art is clean and bright, with almost no color change on the spine portion. ISBN: 0006307
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Book number: 054984
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 BEST, HERBERT., Young'un.
BEST, HERBERT.
Young'un.
New York: Macmillan 1944. Book of the Month Club Edition. Hardbound 8vo (about 8.5 inches tall) 271 pages. Description: The jacket art is not credited (artist's initials ?ch); I might guess author/artist Erick Berry as the illustrator, as she was married to Herbert Best and did illustrate some of his books, but those initials don't work for her. A novel set in the Adirondack country just after the American Revolution. Three children are left on their own after their mother is killed, their house burned down, and their father disappeared into the forest. The two brothers shoulder the responsibility and the hard work, alongside their tomboy little sister called Young'un. This is a wartime edition, with the compliance statement on the copyright page. BINDING/CONDITION: green cloth burgundy spine decorations; a Very Good book with a Very Good- dust jacket; the jacket art is clean with very good color. ISBN: 00044
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Book number: 061454
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0915463261 BLEVINS, WINFRED., The Misadventures of Silk and Shakespeare.
BLEVINS, WINFRED.
The Misadventures of Silk and Shakespeare.
Ottawa, Illinois: Jameson Books 1985. 1st Printing. Hardbound 8vo (8.5 inches tall) 186 pages. Description: Panoramic dust jacket art by Betty J Billups. An historical novel of fur trading in the American west. This is part of the publisher's series, The Frontier Library. ''Here are two of the most improbable mountain men ever to trap beaver in the virgin Rockies. Ronald Smythe (rhymes with scythe), better known as Shakespeare, is a former actor of gargantuan proportion. His sidekick, Tal Jones, better known as Silk, is a rail-thin teenager with the brains that got left out of Shakespeare's head. Between them they get into flabbergasting scrapes. While Silk and Shakespeare are fictional, real historical characters crop up in this light-hearted fur-trade romp.'' In addition to many works of fiction about the west (two Spur Awards), Win Blevins is also the author of The Dictionary of the American West, and the recipient of the Owen Wister Award for Lifetime Achievement. BINDING/CONDITION: light gray binding with dark blue cloth at the spine; a Very Good book, with a Good dust jacket; the dust jacket is not price clipped. The jacket is not chipped, but is faded at the spine. ISBN: 0915463261
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Book number: 020224
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0965970167 BOUDREAUX, ALETA., Song of the White Swan.
BOUDREAUX, ALETA.
Song of the White Swan.
Grand Bay, Alabama: Laughing Owl 1998. 1st Edition, so stated; 1st Printing. Trade size paperback 8vo (8.5 inches tall) 397 pages. Reading list. Description: This copy is Signed by the author. BINDING/CONDITION: a trade-size paperback; a Very Good+ book. ISBN: 0965970167
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Book number: 054843
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BRIERLEY, BARRY.
Timeless Interlude at Wounded Knee: An Illustrated Novel.
Mesa, Arizona: Blue Bird Publishing 1995. 1st Edition. Hardbound Description: sm 8vo, 136 pp, illustrated with drawings by the author BINDING/CONDITION: Book & dust jacket are both Near Fine (dj is NOT price clipped). ISBN: 0933025343
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Book number: 011910
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 CHIDSEY, DONALD BARR., Reluctant Cavalier.
CHIDSEY, DONALD BARR.
Reluctant Cavalier.
New York: Crown Publishers 1960. Book Club Edition. Hardbound 8vo (about 8.5 inches tall) 252 pages. Description: Dust jacket art by John Alan Maxwell. An historical novel set around the time of the Spanish Armada, with the protagonist acting as an unwilling courier between England and Spain. Oh, and our hero gets to sail with a young Francis Drake. Author Donald Barr Chidsey wrote historical fiction and nonfiction. Chidsey's own background included such diverse occupations as newspaperman, actor, farmer, boxer, and ambulance driver with both the British and the U.S. armies, the Free French in Tunisia and the 51st Highland Division. But always a writer. Note: there is no rear gutter code. BINDING/CONDITION: light gray boards; a Very Good book, the jacket is darkened at the spine, otherwise a Good+ dust jacket; the color on the front panel is especially good. ISBN: 00064
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Book number: 059377
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CHINN, LAURENE.
Marcus: A Novel of the Youngest Apostle.
New York: William Morrow 1965. 1st Edition. Hardbound 8vo (8.25 inches tall) 370 pages. Description: A Family Bookshelf Selection. BINDING/CONDITION: paper covered boards with cloth at the spine; a Very Good book with a Very Good+ dust jacket; the dust jacket is not price clipped. The dust jacket spine is faded. ISBN: 00065X
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Book number: 017809
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 CORLE, EDWIN., Coarse Gold.
CORLE, EDWIN.
Coarse Gold.
New York / Boston: Duell, Sloan & Pearce / Little, Brown 1952. Limited Edition. Hardbound 8vo (9.25 inches tall) 251 pages. Yellow endpapers. Description: This was originally published October 2, 1942. This is a special limited edition, number 64 of 1000 copies; signed by both the author and Ward Ritchie, the designer / printer. Printed on Saturn Laid paper in Caledonia and Bodoni types. Edwin Corle was equally at home writing about the west in both fiction and nonfiction forms (Fig Tree John; The Gila: River of the Southwest; The Royal Highway (El Camino Real)). From Paher's Nevada, number 381: ''A prospector strikes it rich as a young man and then stays on through the long years in the desert town his strike had created. The bonanza-borrasca saga is very similar to the history of Rhyolite, the obvious setting of the book.'' BINDING/CONDITION: black cloth with gilt; a Very Good+ book, with a Very Good- dust jacket; the dust jacket is not price clipped. ISBN: 000X
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Book number: 058113
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 CUNNINGHAM, EUGENE., Redshirts of Destiny: A Novel of the Filibusters.
CUNNINGHAM, EUGENE.
Redshirts of Destiny: A Novel of the Filibusters.
New York: Empire Books 1935. Hardbound small 8vo (about 7.75 inches tall) 243 pages. Description: Texas author Eugene Cunningham is known for his Western books, both fiction and nonfiction (he is the author of the classic book Triggernometry.) In the years following the first world war, Cunningham was a soldier of fortune in Central America, and then served as a Central American correspondent for a London paper. His experiences there led to a few fiction and nonfiction books. This is a novel of action and romance, with a handful of Americans pitting themselves against the native forces in a Nicaraguan revolution. William Walker figures in the novel. Note: the date appears only on the copyright page; there is no statement of printing or edition. BINDING/CONDITION: red cloth with black text and small vignette (''E-C'' branding iron); several small light stains, moderate handling soil to the cloth; the endpapers are darkening; a Good book, no dust jacket. ISBN: 002X85
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Book number: 058614
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 CUSHMAN, DAN., The Silver Mountain.
CUSHMAN, DAN.
The Silver Mountain.
New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts 1957. 1st Edition. Hardbound 8vo (about 8'' to 9.5'' tall) 442 pages. Description: Dust jacket art by Richard M Powers. The presence of the numeral '1' on the last page of the text shows this to be a first edition. BINDING/CONDITION: paper covered boards with cloth at the spine; owner's name, otherwise a Very Good- book, with a Good+ dust jacket; the dj is price clipped. ISBN: 000656
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Book number: 024036
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0441790658 DRUON, MAURICE; TRANSLATED BY HUMPHREY HARE., The Strangled Queen.
DRUON, MAURICE; TRANSLATED BY HUMPHREY HARE.
The Strangled Queen.
New York: Ace Books 1970. Mass market paperback 7 inches tall 189 pages. Description: Ace book number 79065. The only printed date is the original 1956 copyright; this circa 1970. This is the second in the seven-volume series, The Accursed Kings (Les Rois maudits). This novel takes up chronologically when Louis X succeeds his father, Philip the Fair, known as The Iron King. When his father dies, Louis' wife has been convicted of adultery and imprisoned in a fortress. The new king is anxious to be freed of her to marry again and assure his succession. However, at this time in history, the Papacy was vacant -- there was no Pope to annul his marriage. The young king wishes to wed the Princess of Naples, renowned for her beauty. But with one wife on hand, and no Pope, Louis X finds himself in a quandary. A well researched novel of fourteenth century France. BINDING/CONDITION: mass market paperback; the paper and insides of the covers are tanning, otherwise in Very Good condition. ISBN: 0441790658
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Book number: 065150
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0712601651 DUNNETT, DOROTHY., The Ringed Castle.
DUNNETT, DOROTHY.
The Ringed Castle.
London: Century 1986. Reprint Edition. Hardbound 8vo (about 8.75 inches tall) 521 pages. Description: This is the fifth in the author's sequence of historical novels about the sixteenth century Scottish solider of fortune, Francis Crawford of Lyomond. This was originally published by Cassell & Company in 1971. BINDING/CONDITION: blue boards; a Very Good+ book, with a Very Good+ dust jacket; publisher's price on the jacket flap is intact. ISBN: 0712601651
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Book number: 062512
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 ELWOOD, MURIEL., Deeper the Heritage.
ELWOOD, MURIEL.
Deeper the Heritage.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons 1947. Book Club Edition. Hardbound 8vo (about 8 inches tall) 344 pages. Illustrated endpapers. Description: No artist credit given for either the jacket art or the endpaper illustrations; the endpapers are by Paul Laune, but I cannot find artist's name on the jacket art. An historical novel of Montreal and Eastern Canada in the early 1700s, while the area was still ''New France''. The children of some of the leading characters in the author's earlier novel, Heritage of the River are found in this story. BINDING/CONDITION: dark blue boards, the top edge color also dark blue; severely rubbed along the front spine gutter, corners rubbed, rubbed at the spine ends, bringing the grade down to Good, the book is otherwise very good; no markings, no hinge play, text and text edges all clean; the jacket is slightly darkened at the spine, otherwise Very Good. ISBN: 000631
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Book number: 058163
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ERDMAN, LOULA GRACE.
Many a Voyage.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company 1960. Hardbound Description: 8vo. BINDING/CONDITION: paper covered boards with purple cloth at the spine; the book and dust jacket are both Very Good; the dj is NOT price clipped
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Book number: 016028
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