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ARMITAGE, AILEEN
A Theft of Honour
Surrey, Severn House. 2000, First Thus. (ISBN: 0727855581). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. A near Fine unmarked copy with pictorial laminated boards as dustjacket. Dustjacket is near Fine and complete. First published in 1970 under the title 'Bloodstone' and pseudonym 'Aileen Quigley'. An historical novel set in 17th century England, 1660-1688, during the years of the Restoration, of Colonel Thomas Blood, Irish upstart, unscrupulous rogue or one of the most loyal subjects Charles II could wish for? NOT EX LIB A SCARCE SIGNED COPY 152. Very Good/Very Good. Signed by Author.
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N° du livre: 004330
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.5 | CHF 18]
Mots-clés: Historical Fiction, 17th Century England, Aileen Quigley, Bloodstone, Colonel Thomas Blood, King Charles II 0727855581

 
AYLWEN, AXEL
The Falcon of Siam
London, Methuen. 1988, First Edition. (ISBN: 0413163407). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A near Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. A fantastic tale set in 17th century Siam, the Venice of the East, fabled land of lavish courts and dazzling wealth but Siam is now forced to emerge from it's isolation as foreign adventurers, opportunists and buccaneers approach, hungry for wealth and empire. An adventure story in the grand tradition of piracy, war, history, opportunity and a man's love for two women. PLEASE NOTE: A HEAVY VOLUME OF 0.99 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST NOT EX LIB 22. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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N° du livre: 002580
GBP 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 22 | CHF 24]
Mots-clés: 17the Century Siam, Piracy, British East India Company 0413163407

 
BARRY, JANE
The Conscience of the King
London, Michael Joseph. 1987, First Edition. (ISBN: 0718128443). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Very Good+ copy but with small name 'Bob' to front endpaper and age fading to page edges with VG+ dustjacket which is not price clipped. An historical novel set in Sylvania, a land of deep pine forests, distant mountains and turreted castles, a crumbling kingdom where passion, jealousy and betrayal are played out. It is 1889 and the capital city, Rosenholm, is on the brink of revolution, the reigning king is an invalid, his queen a brave but innocent girl, tragic figures manipulated by the unscrupulous Count Vielfrass and his secret police and there is rioting on the streets. Suddenly the enigmatic Maximilian arrives on the scene transforming the situation with his claim to be the heir to the Sylvanian throne and he deposes the king and forces the queen to marry him. She resists but has no choice and begins to wonder about his past and whether he is an usurper or rightful heir. Narrated by Maximilian's wife Marie and his cousin and courtier Anton von Tarn, bitter rivals for the king's attentions. 1. Very Good/Very Good.
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N° du livre: 002875
GBP 6.00 [Appr.: EURO 6.75 | CHF 7.5]
Mots-clés: Sylvania 0718128443

 
BIRD, ANTOINETTE KELSALL
The Daughters of Megwyn
London, Headline. 1987, First Edition. (ISBN: 0747200394). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Very Good+unmarked copy which has usual age darkening to page edges with VG+ dustjacket which is not price clipped. A novel rich in fantasy and poetry and is the story of four women living lives steeped in the age old mysteries of birth and death against a background of political upheaval set in the 15th and 16th centuries of the Cotswolds. 152. Very Good/Very Good.
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N° du livre: 001830
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.5 | CHF 6]
Mots-clés: Cotswolds, 15th 16th Centuries 0747200394

 
BLAKE, GEORGE
The Westering Sun
London, Century. 1983. (ISBN: 0712602054). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine unmarked copy with VG dustjacket which is price clipped. First published in 1946 it is a novel of a family who created, built then lost a shipping empire during the 19th and early 20th century. A novel, by the Scottish author, which moves from Glasgow and the northern estuary to the Highlands then to London and Paris as the family face not only two wars but also the depression of the 1930's. NOT EX LIB NOT BOOK CLUB 105. Fine/Very Good.
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N° du livre: 002380
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Mots-clés: Glasgow, Clydeside Shipping 0712602054

 
BRANDT, JANE LEWIS
La Chingada
London, Cassell. 1980, First Edition. (ISBN: 0304306541). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First UK edition. A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clopped. Map endpapers. An epic novel of the Aztecs, the conquistadors and the discovery and conquest of Mexico, told in counterpoint narrative by both Arturo Mondragon, a young Spanish foot soldier and the Amerind of high birth, Malinche. PLEASE NOTE: A HEAVY VOLUME OF 0.87 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 23. Fine/Near Fine.
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N° du livre: 004365
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9 | CHF 10]
Mots-clés: Historical Fiction, Aztecs, Arturo Mondragon, Amerindian, Malinche 0304306541

 
BROWN, BENITA
The Captain's Daughters
London, Headline. 2004, First Edition. (ISBN: 0755301668). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First Edition, First Printing. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. An historical novel set in turn of the century Tyneside where Captain Samuel Walton is grief stricken after the death of his young wife in childbirth. He had idolised his wife Effie and now faces the task of bringing up his two daughters alone. Fifteen years later, the baby Flora that brought such tragedy is the mirror image of her mother and has inherited her tempestuous temperament and her elder sister Josie, who inherited her father's sensible nature, worries that Flora may be led astray. 201. Fine/Fine.
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N° du livre: 002622
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11 | CHF 12]
Mots-clés: 19th Century Tyneside, Captain Samuel Walton 0755301668

 
BURTON, HESTER
Riders of the Storm
London, Oxford University Press. 1972, First Edition. (ISBN: 0192713450). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ill.: Ambrus, Victor G. A Very Good+ clean, tight and unmarked copy with VG+ dustjacket which is not price clipped and has a protective cover fitted. Hester Burton (1913-2000) produced 18 books for children. This novel, a sequel to 'The Rebel', is set in the 18th century, where Stephen Parkin, a teacher at a school for poor children in the slums of Manchester, is drawn into the political activities of the city. His past as a revolutionary in Paris, and where he escaped by the expediency of accepting a bribe to spy for the French, catches up with him and he finds himself facing trial for sedition. Original publisher's review slip loosely included. Delightful illustrations by Victor Ambrus. NOT EX LIB 152. Very Good/Very Good.
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N° du livre: 007359
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Mots-clés: 18th Century Manchester 0192713450 Ambrus, Victor G.

 
CAMBOR, KATHLEEN
In Sunlight, in a Beautiful Garden
New York, Farrar, Straus & Giroux. 2001, First Edition. (ISBN: 0374165378). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. STATED FIRST EDITION. A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. An historical novel set against the backdrop of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Flood, a tragedy that cost the lives of some 2,200 people when the South Fork dam burst on Memorial Day weekend in 1889. The book brilliantly imagines the lives that were lived, lost and irreparably changed by a tragedy that could never have been averted. 13. Fine/Near Fine.
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N° du livre: 004118
GBP 7.00 [Appr.: EURO 7.75 | CHF 8.5]
Mots-clés: Historical Fiction, Johnstown Pennsylvania Flood of 1889 0374165378

 
CANNAM, HELEN
The Highwayman
London, Severn House. 1998, First Thus. (ISBN: 0727853937). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Originally published in 1980 as Captain Black under the pseudonym Caroline Martin. Pictorial laminated boards of the highwayman and heroine with matching dustjacket. Dustjacket has the smallest of creases at the spine head. A near Fine copy with near Fine dustjacket. An historical novel set in the time of the exiled Charles II. NOT EX LIB NOT LARGE PRINT 24. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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N° du livre: 000827
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11 | CHF 12]
Mots-clés: Historical Fiction, Charles II, Puritans, Caroline Martin 0727853937

 
CARR, PHILIPPA
The Changeling
London, Collins. 1989, First Edition. (ISBN: 0002235293). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A near Fine unmarked copy with age fading to page edges with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. A further historical fiction novel in the author's 'Daughters of England' series. The author is also the best selling novelist Jean Plaidy and Victoria Holt and as Philippa Carr does not let the history overwhelm the story. PLEASE NOTE: A HEAVY VOLUME OF 0.83 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 152. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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N° du livre: 002386
GBP 4.00 [Appr.: EURO 4.5 | CHF 5]
Mots-clés: Historical Fiction, Australian Goldfields, 0002235293

 
CARTLAND, BARBARA
The Best of Barbara Cartland - the Proud Princess; the Magnificent Marriage; the Bored Bridegroom; Kiss the Moonlight; the Devil in Love
London, Marshall Cavendish. 1978, First Thus. (ISBN: 0856854964). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A near Fine unmarked copy in red leatherette boards with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. Comprises :- The Proud Princess - first published in 1976; The Magnificent Marriage - first published in 1974; The Bored Bridegroom - first published in 1974; Kiss the Moonlight - first published in 1977; The Devil in Love - first published in 1975. 637 pages with author's note stating that she is delighted that her five favourite novels are all together in one book. PLEASE NOTE: A HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.42 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 1. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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N° du livre: 010823
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.5 | CHF 18]
Mots-clés: Romantic Fiction 0856854964

 
CLOSE, ROBERT S.
The Voyage Continues
London, Michael Joseph. 1969, First Edition. (ISBN: 0718105907). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A near Fine unmarked copy whose only fault is a gentle bump to one corner tip with VG+ dustjacket which is not price clipped. An historical novel which involves the wreck of the Dutch vessel 'Batavier' off the West Coast of Australia in 1629 with more than 300 men, women and children aboard. 151. Near Fine/Very Good.
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N° du livre: 005033
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Mots-clés: Historical Fiction, 17th Century Australia 0718105907

 
CLYNES, MICHAEL
The Gallows Murders - Being the Fifth Journal of Sir Roger Shallot Concerning Certain Wicked Conspiracies and Horrible Murders Perpetrated in the Reign of King Henry VIII
New York, St. Martin's Press. 1996, First Edition. (ISBN: 0312146051). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. First US Edition, First Printing. Set in 1523, mysterious and grisly murders are occurring among the hangmen of London, and Cardinal Thomas Wolsey has only two people to turn to : his beloved nephew, Benjamin Daunbey, and Daunbey's faithful servant, Roger Shallot, who reluctantly agree to go to London to unmask a blackmailer and end the macabre murders. They enter the murky Tudor underworld, the ghastly world of the Gallowsmen, and at the same time they must confront the mystery of the princes of the Tower of London. NOT EX LIB 303. Fine/Fine.
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N° du livre: 007036
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Mots-clés: Historical Fiction, Henry VIII, Cardinal Wolsey, Benjamin Daunbey, Tudor Fiction, Gallowsmen, Princes in the Tower of London 0312146051

 
COLLIER, G.K.
The Golden Web
London, Robert Hale. 1996, First Edition. (ISBN: 0709058047). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. An historical novel set against a backdrop of England's South Coast with its fascinating history of bold and daring smugglers. After the end of the Peninsular War, Wellington's army is disbanded and a young officer of Hussars, Major Alexander Lacey, returns to England, to his native Sussex, to take up residence at Blakestone House. In bygone days the house was a grand and ancient mansion but now is a blackened ruin devastated by an inexplicable fire and also the scene of an untimely death. His sudden and unexpected arrival is greeted with immediate suspicion and deep hostility from his near neighbours. NOT EX LIB 23. Fine/Near Fine.
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N° du livre: 005134
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Mots-clés: Historical Fiction, Peninsular War, Wellington, Sussex , Smuggling 0709058047

 
COURLANDER, HAROLD
The Bordeaux Narrative
Albuquerque, New Mexico, University of New Mexico Press. 1990, First Edition. (ISBN: 0826309151). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine unmarked copy in red cloth boards with near Fine dustjacket. Harold Courlander 1908-1996 was an American novelist, folklorist, and anthropologist, an expert in the study of Haitian life. The author of 35 books and plays and numerous scholarly articles, Courlander specialized in the study of African, Caribbean, Afro-American (U.S.), and American Indian cultures. He took a special interest in oral literature, cults, and Afro-American cultural connections with Africa. In the Bordeaux Narrative he brings to life in fictional form the frequently terrifying (and sometimes reassuring) supernatural world of the back country peasants of Haiti. The story is set in the 19th century and tells of Dosu Bordeaux's quest to find his brother, who has been captured , reduced to a zombie state, and put to work as a slave on a remote mountain plantation. The narrative brings into play the vodouns (deities or spirits of traditional Afro-Haitian religious belief), the need for constant placation of the vodouns, trances in which the deities enter the heads of their devotees, and the transference of human souls or spirits from one person to another. 117. Fine/Near Fine.
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N° du livre: 008749
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Mots-clés: Fiction, 19th Century Haiti, Vodouns, Dosu Bordeaux, American Folklorist 0826309151

 
DAWES, FRANK VICTOR
Inheritance
London, Hutchinson. 1984, First Edition. (ISBN: 0091555302). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Very Good + copy with small siganature to front endpaper with VG + dustjacket which is price clipped. A story of Frank Cole, born to a strangely split inheritance, privately educated, the son of a woman from a rich and well connected family who had forsaken her background to work as a midwife in a poor part of South London. Cole's crusading political career takes him leftwards, to a covert career as one of Mosley's blackshirts, then to Spain and finally to a career in the Labour Party but at the heart of his character is a mystery which is suddenly revealed as the story unfolds. 162. Very Good/Very Good.
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N° du livre: 003170
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9 | CHF 10]
Mots-clés: Fiction, Mosley Blackshirt, Spain, Labour Party 0091555302

 
DEVERAUX, JUDE
Temptation
New York, Pocket Books. 2000, First Edition. (ISBN: 0671002031). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First Pocket Books (Division of Simon & Schuster) hardcover printing October 2000. Gold title on cream and orange boards very clean and unmarked, internally previous owners name to front endpaper else very clean, tight and unmarked. A near Fine copy. Pictorial dustjacket is complete with some light shelf marks. A novel set in New York in 1909 of a woman, Temperance O'Neil, who is a women's rights activist and although rich her money is controlled by her stepfather. The story moves to Scotland where she is sent to matchmake a wife for her stepfather's nephew and if successful she will be allowed home. 2. Near Fine/Very Good.
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N° du livre: 001040
GBP 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.25 | CHF 14.5]
Mots-clés: Early 20th Century New York, Women's Rights Activist, Scotland, Laird of Clan Mccairn 0671002031

 
ELBLING, PETER
The Food Taster
London, Atlantic Books. 2005, First Edition. (ISBN: 1843543699). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First UK edition, First Printing. A Fine copy with Fine pictorial dustjacket. A story of a starving peasant and his daughter who are snatched from their farm by a despotic Duke to act as his food taster, a job made even more hazardous by the Duke's many enemies including his cook. His daughter's beauty also brings more perils as he needs to protect her from her admirers. An excellent fairy tale story set in the kitchens of a sixteenth century Italian palace. 200. Fine/Fine.
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N° du livre: 001745
GBP 7.00 [Appr.: EURO 7.75 | CHF 8.5]
Mots-clés: 1843543699

 
EYRE, HERMIONE
Viper Wine
London, Jonathan Cape. 2014, First. (ISBN: 9780224097598). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. An as new copy. 440 pages. At Whitehall Palace in 1632, the ladies at the court of Charles I are beginning to look suspiciously alike. Plump cheeks, dilated pupils, and a heightened sense of pleasure are the first signs that they have been drinking a potent new beauty tonic, Viper Wine, distilled and discreetly dispensed by the physician Lancelot Choice. Famed beauty Venetia Stanley is so extravagantly dazzling she has inspired Ben Jonson to poetry and Van Dyck to painting, provoking adoration and emulation from the masses. But she fears her powers are waning and all that adoration has curdled to scrutiny. The novel takes us backstage at a glittering Inigo Jones court masque, inside a dour Puritan community, and into the Countess of Arundel's snail closet. As New/As New.
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N° du livre: 010979
GBP 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.25 | CHF 14.5]
Mots-clés: 17th Century England, Charles I, Beauty Treatments 9780224097598

 
FELL, ALISON
The Mistress of Lilliput
London, Doubleday. 1999, First Edition. (ISBN: 0385410514). Hard Cover, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. 351 pages. A novel recounting the adventures of the wife of the fictional Lemuel Gulliver of Gulliver's Travels fame which is a tongue in cheek view of modern woman's answer to centuries of chauvinism. The author is an award winning poet and novelist and this is her sixth novel. 163. Fine/Near Fine.
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N° du livre: 001172
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9 | CHF 10]
Mots-clés: Lemuel Gulliver, Chauvinism 0385410514

 
FRASER, CHRISTINE MARION
Noble Beginnings
London, Harper Collins. 1994, First Edition. (ISBN: 0002241013). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. A novel set in 19th century Argyllshire, Scotland and centred around a powdermill. Young Anna McIntyre's vivacity and beauty have won her many friends in the community, Miss Priscilla, her teacher, encourages her budding artistic talent, Lord and lady Noble, owners of the powdermill that employs so many, their young nephew, Peter, who falls deeply in love with her. She is loved by all, except by her father, Roderick, the under-manager of the powdermill, a God fearing Christian to his neighbours, but in reality, he is a pompous, brutal man, with an insatiable taste for women. Anna longs to escape and when Lady Pandora Noble asks her to be her companion, she sees a chance to fulfil her dreams, but so does her scheming father, who has long nurtured a passion for Lady Pandora. NOT EX LIB 152. Fine/Near Fine.
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N° du livre: 002326
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Mots-clés: 19th Century Argyllshire, Powdermill 0002241013

 
FREELY, MAUREEN
The Other Rebecca
London, Bloomsbury. 1996, First Edition. (ISBN: 0747528233). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine unmarked copy with VG dustjacket which has a small closed tear to top and is not price clipped. A novel that provides parallels with Du Maurier's novel Rebecca as Deia, who is to marry 'Mad Max' Midwinter, a famous writer and infamous widower, is apprehensive of her new home because of the haunting accuracy with which her predecessor Rebecca had described it in her book 'The Marriage Hearse'. The press are having a field day as the arrival of Rebecca's replacement coincides with a new biography which implicates Max in his first wife's death. NOT EX LIB 3. Fine/Very Good.
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N° du livre: 002940
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.5 | CHF 18]
Mots-clés: 0747528233

 
GEORGE, MARGARET
Mary, Called Magdalene
Basingstoke, United Kingdom, Macmillan. 2002. (ISBN: 1405005408). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine copy with near Fine dustjacket. An historical novel by the American author which presents a moving story based on the life of Mary Magdalene, of which little is known since her name first appeared in the Gospel of Mark. Well grounded in biblical and secular research. PLEASE NOTE: A HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.06 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST L. Fine/Near Fine.
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N° du livre: 002028
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Mots-clés: Mary Magdalene, Historical Biblical Fiction 1405005408

 
COLERIDGE, GILBERT & MARION
Jan Van Elselo - Being an Account of His Adventures During the Reign of His Most Catholic Majesty Philip II. , King of Spain
London, Macmillan. 1902, First Edition. Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Gilt titles and Art Nouveau blind embossed decoration to front on red cloth boards. Some light marks to front and back boards with a little wear to spine head and tail. Internally there is foxing to endpapers, a stain to rear endpapers and publisher's catalogue, small bumping to top of six pages and some very minor marks to a few pages. Top edge gilt and blind embossed 'presentation copy' stamp to title page. Overall a Good + copy. Pages vii + 416 and publisher's 15 page catalogue.This is an historical novel by Hon. Gilbert James Duke Coleridge (1859-1953) and his wife, he was a sculptor and writer, the son of John Duke Coleridge, Lord Chief Justice of England, First Baron Coleridge. He was also a relative of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the English poet. A VERY SCARCE TITLE 16. Good TEG/No Jacket.
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N° du livre: 002552
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9 | CHF 10]
Mots-clés: Historical Fiction, Netherlands, Philip II King of Spain

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