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 L'AMOUR, LOUIS, Fair Blows the Wind
L'AMOUR, LOUIS
Fair Blows the Wind
New York: E. P. Dutton, 1978. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine - condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a rectangular patch of glue residue from a previous owner's name plate on the front pastedown page - well hidden by the dust jacket flap. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "As a child Tatton Chantry lived on the wild rugged seacoast of Ireland. But his happy childhood was not to last; enemies stormed and killed his parents; Tatton alone escaped. Orphaned and exiled, fearful of pursuit, he fled to England where he roamed the countryside, warily escaping recognition." "Louis Dearborn L'Amour (22 March 1908 – 10 June 1988) was an American novelist and short story writer. His books consisted primarily of Western novels (though he called his work 'frontier stories') ; however, he also wrote historical fiction (The Walking Drum) , science fiction (The Haunted Mesa) , non-fiction (Frontier) , as well as poetry and short-story collections. Many of his stories were made into film. L'Amour's books remain popular and most have gone through multiple printings.". Very Good+ in Fine dust jacket .
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Book number: 32836
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Keywords: Historical Fiction Louis L'Amour England Ireland North Carolina Pirates Piracy Ships & Sailing Historical Fiction

 BENNETT, C. E. (A.M) (CLARENCE E.), Vacant Niche Or Land of Gold
BENNETT, C. E. (A.M) (CLARENCE E.)
Vacant Niche Or Land of Gold
Schenectady, NY: Robson and Adee, 1928. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition and was possibly issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some lioght bumping, rubbing and wear to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The top spine end has a two inch long noticeably faded portion. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name and notation on the front endpaper. "In the grim, silent nook of the Saratoga Battle Monument, it explains to all that there was once a hero who dashed across the fields of battle, leading his men to glorious victory; but it describes equally well how that same hero later in life sold himself for a paltry sum and that he was, at the same time, endeavoring to sell his own country.". Very Good .
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Book number: 30894
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 27.25 | £UK 23 | JP¥ 3272]
Keywords: Historical Fiction C. E. Bennett Clarence E. Bennett New York Benedict Arnold American Revolution Revolutionary War War Fiction Historical Fiction

 BRYHER (PSEUDONYM OF ANNIE WINIFRED ELLERMAN), The Coin of Carthage
BRYHER (PSEUDONYM OF ANNIE WINIFRED ELLERMAN)
The Coin of Carthage
New York: Harcourt Brace & World, Inc, 1963. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This book is in Fine condition and has a Very Good+ to Near Fine- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The price clipped dust jacket has some beginning ground-in dirt. "It was a familiar story. The armies plundered, the farmers died, merchants starved, nobody sowed the field. Bryher, acclaimed for her magical skill in recapturing past periods of crisis, has taken the confusion and hazards of the Second Punic War as background for her new novel." "Bryher traveled in Europe as a child, to France, Italy and Egypt. At the age of fourteen she was enrolled in a traditional English boarding school and at around this time her mother and father married. On one of her travels, Ellerman journeyed to the Isles of Scilly off the southwestern coast of Great Britain and acquired her future pseudonym from her favourite island, Bryher. During the 1920s, Bryher was an unconventional figure in Paris. Among her circle of friends were Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, Gertrude Stein, Sylvia Beach and Berenice Abbott. Her wealth enabled her to give financial support to struggling writers, including Joyce and Edith Sitwell. She also helped with finance for Sylvia Beach's bookshop Shakespeare and Company and certain publishing ventures, and started a film company Pool Group. She also helped provide funds to purchase a flat in Paris for the destitute Dada artist and writer Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven.". Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket .
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Book number: 34550
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Keywords: Historical Fiction Bryher Annie Winifred Ellerman Carthage Greece The Second Punic War Historical Fiction

 BRYHER (PSEUDONYM OF ANNIE WINIFRED ELLERMAN), Ruan
BRYHER (PSEUDONYM OF ANNIE WINIFRED ELLERMAN)
Ruan
New York: Pantheon Books, Inc, 1960. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This is a Review Copy. This book is in Fine condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a beginning hint of toning to the edges of the endpapers. The dust jacket has some noticeable toning to the spine and spine joints. "In this her latest magical evocation of the past, she takes the reader into sixth-century Britain, to Cornwall, the Scillys, Ireland, and Wales. Young Ruan, nephew of the Druid high priest, is destined and prepared for the priesthood. Turbulent, avid for adventure, and restless for fulfillment, he feels caged in the monotonous schooling of the Celtic priests, and longs for the high seas." "Bryher (2 September 1894 – 28 January 1983) was the pen name of the English novelist, poet, memoirist, and magazine editor Annie Winifred Ellerman, of the Ellerman ship-owning family. She was a major figure of the international set in Paris in the 1920s, using her fortune to help many struggling writers. With her lesbian lover Hilda Doolittle (H. D. ) and Scottish writer Kenneth Macpherson, she launched the film magazine Close Up, which introduced Sergei Eisenstein’s work to British viewers. From her home in Switzerland, she helped to evacuate Jews from Hitler’s Germany, and then became a popular historical novelist.". Fine in Near Fine dust jacket .
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Book number: 34536
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Keywords: Historical Fiction Bryher Annie Winifred Ellerman Britain British Historical Fiction Celtic Britain Druids Historical Fiction

 BULLEN, FRANK T. (FIRST MATE), The Cruise of the Cachalot Round the World After Sperm Whales
BULLEN, FRANK T. (FIRST MATE)
The Cruise of the Cachalot Round the World After Sperm Whales
New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1899. 1st American Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition. First American edition with 1899 on title page and "authorized edition" on the copyright page. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some beginning bumping and rubbing. The top spine end has several beginning nicks and a bit of fraying to the top rear spine joint. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a former owner's inked name on the front endpaper. The book includes 8 full page black and white illustrations and a fold out map of an around the world whaling cruise. One illustration has been professionally repaired from a tear that travelled up from the bottom edge about four and a half inches. This book is the author's first book and first book of fiction. (Since he went to sea at the age of 12, this book is based at least in part on his own experiences). "Without attempting the ambitious task of presenting a comprehensive sketch of the origin, rise, and fall of whale-fishing as a whole, it seems necessary to give a brief outline of that portion of the subject bearing upon the theme of the present book before plunging into the first chapter. This preliminary is the more needed for the reason alluded to in the Preface - the want of knowledge of the subject that is apparent everywhere. The Greenland whale fishery has been so popularized that most people know something about it; the sperm whale fishery still awaits its Scoresby and a like train of imitators and borrowers.". Very Good+ .
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Book number: 33994
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Keywords: Historical Fiction Frank T. Bullen Sperm Whales Whaling Ships & Sailing Fishing Adventure The Sea Historical Fiction

 CORNWELL, BERNARD, Gallows Thief
CORNWELL, BERNARD
Gallows Thief
New York: Harper Collins, 2002. 1st American Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Illustrated by Chris Moore. Cover Art; This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. Cover art on the dust jacket is illustrated by Chris Moore. "It is the end of the Napoleonic Wars, and England has just fought its last victorious battle against the French. As Rider Sandman and the other heroes of Waterloo begin to make their way back to England, they find a country where corruption, poverty, and social unrest run rampant, and where - justice - is most often delivered at the end of a hangman's noose. Nowhere in London are the streets as busy as in front of Newgate Prison, the city's largest penitentiary, where mobs gather regularly to watch the terrible spectale of the doomed men and women on the gallows' stands.". Fine in Fine dust jacket .
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Book number: 32498
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Keywords: Historical Fiction Bernard Cornwell Chris Moore England London Newgate Prison Gallows Murder Historical Fiction

0060177136 CORNWELL, BERNARD, Rebel
CORNWELL, BERNARD
Rebel
New York: Harper Collins, 1993. 1st American Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. ISBN: 0060177136. Illustrated by Nancy Sabato. Cover Art; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is a slight slant to the spine of the book. The text pages are clean and bright. The top edge of the text block has some beginning toning. The dust jacket is clean and crisp with the exception of some light wear and beginning rolling to the bottom front edge by the flap joint. "Rebel is a dramatic story in the tradition of the bestselling historical narratives of John Jakes of the Civil War's first great battle, First Bull Run / Manassas, and how Nate Starbuck, a renegade from Boston, comes to play a crucial part in it. Running away from his stern preacher father and a shattered love affair, Nate arrives in Richmond on the eve of hostilities. Rescued from a Yankee-hating mob by the quixotic landowner Washington Faulconer, Starbuck shows his gratitude by joining Faulconer's Legion, even though he knows, in joining the Confederate cause, he will be fighting against his own people." ; Vol. 1. Near Fine in Fine dust jacket .
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Book number: 32499
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Keywords: 0060177136 Modern Fiction First Editions Bernard Cornwell Nancy Sabato The Starbuck Chronicles Civil War Manassas First Battle of Bull Run Richmond, VA Modern Fiction Firsts

 COULTER, CATHERINE, The Autumn Countess
COULTER, CATHERINE
The Autumn Countess
New York: Signet Books, 1978. 4th Printing. Paperback. Mass Market PB. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. Signed edition. This is a mass market paperback book. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. This book is in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some light rubbing to the top and bottom edges of the front cover. This copy has been signed, with a short inscription on the front inside cover, by the author. This is the author's first published novel. "When Coulter finished writing her novel she sent it to an editor at Signet. Three days later Signet offered her a three-book contract. That first novel, The Autumn Countess, was published by Penguin Books in 1978. By 1982, she was earning enough to quit her job and become a full-time writer. Since then she has written over fifty books and has had forty-two consecutive New York Times Bestsellers since 1988. Her thriller The Maze was her first book to place on the New York Times Hardcover Bestseller list, while The Cove spent nine weeks on the New York Times Paperback Bestseller list and sold over one million copies. Coulter generally publishes one historical romance and one suspense novel each year, and has been busily rewriting many of her earlier Regency romances to turn them into longer historical romances." (from Wikipedia) ; Signed by Author. Very Good+ .
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Book number: 38151
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Keywords: Historical Fiction Catherine Coulter Signed Edition Regency England Regency Fiction British History Historical Fiction

 
DUGGAN, ALFRED
My Life for My Sheep
New York: Weybright and Talley, 1955. Early Reprint. Hardcover. This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright, but does have spots of ground-in dirt, especially to the front panel. "Duggan's novels are known for being based on meticulous historical research. He also wrote popular histories of Ancient Rome and the Middle Ages. Knight with Armour was his first novel, written in 1946. He visited practically every place and battlefield described in the book, because he was also an archaeologist, having worked on excavations in Istanbul during the 1930s. Unlike many historical novelists, he does not idealise his subjects. A few of the characters are noble, some rather nasty, many mixed in their motives. Some of the novels can be seen as funny, in a dry, noir style. A recurring theme is the slow moral corruption of a character who begins with an exalted opinion of himself as noble, wise and brave but who gradually compromises himself morally." (from Wikipedia). Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket .
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Book number: 35028
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Keywords: Historical Fiction Alfred Duggan England Thomas Becket Historical Fiction

 EDMONDS, WALTER D., The Musket and the Cross the Struggle of France and England for North America
EDMONDS, WALTER D.
The Musket and the Cross the Struggle of France and England for North America
Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, 1968. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Illustrated by Samuel H. Bryant. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. All edges of the text block have some light to medium toning and spotting / foxing. The dust jacket has some light edge wear and nicking to the spine ends and corners along with a couple of small edge tears to the bottom spine ends. "...is a historical chronicle of colonial America from its earliest settlement to the early eighteenth century. The focus of this vast undertaking is the protracted, complex struggle between France and England for possession of North America, a struggle Mr. Edmonds calls the most momentous and far reaching - brought to issue on the continent until the Civil War." "In 1929, he published his first novel, Rome Haul, a work about the Erie Canal. The novel was adapted for the 1934 play The Farmer Takes a Wife and the 1935 film of the same name. He married Eleanor Stetson in 1930. Drums Along the Mohawk was on the bestseller list for two years, second only to Margaret Mitchell's famous 1936 novel Gone with the Wind for part of that time. Bert Breen's Barn was a winner of the 1976 National Book Award in category Children's Books. Edmonds eventually published 34 books, many for children, as well as a number of magazine stories. He won the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1960 and the Newbery Medal in 1942, for The Matchlock Gun, and the National Book Award for Children's Literature in 1976, for Bert Breen's Barn. When Eleanor died in 1956, Walter married Katherine Howe Baker Carr, who died in 1989. Walter Edmonds died in Concord, Massachusetts, in 1998.". Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket .
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Book number: 34066
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Keywords: Historical Fiction Walter D. Edmonds American History North American Continent France England Colonialism Colonial period Modern Fiction Firsts

0370014316 HEYER, GEORGETTE, Charity Girl
HEYER, GEORGETTE
Charity Girl
New York: E. P. Dutton, 1970. 1st American Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. ISBN: 0370014316. The dust jacket art is by Barbosa. This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning toning to the endpapers and the edges of the text block. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several small edge tears, nicks and some wrinkling to the spine ends. The dust jacket illustration is by Barbosa. "My aunt said in future I should be called Charity, -said Cherry Steane pathetically, - to keep me in mind of the fact that that is what I am - a charity girl. - Lord Desford's chivalrous instincts are instantly aroused, and, in spite of support from Miss Henrietta Silverdale, his childhood playmate and best of friends, and from his irrepressible younger brother Simon, he finds himself in a rare case of pickles, in which he is balked by Cherry's lickpenny grandfather and her rascally, worthless father, and from which he is finally delivered by the timely intervention of Henrietta's worthy suitor, Cary Nethercott." "Georgette Heyer / (16 August 1902 – 4 July 1974) was an English historical romance and detective fiction novelist. Her writing career began in 1921, when she turned a story for her younger brother into the novel The Black Moth. In 1925 Heyer married George Ronald Rougier, a mining engineer. The couple spent several years living in Tanganyika Territory and Macedonia before returning to England in 1929. After her novel These Old Shades became popular despite its release during the General Strike, Heyer determined that publicity was not necessary for good sales. For the rest of her life, she refused to grant interviews, telling a friend: "My private life concerns no one but myself and my family.". Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket .
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Book number: 32646
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Keywords: 0370014316 Historical Fiction Georgette Heyer Regency Fiction Regency England Regency Romance England Barbosa Historical Fiction

 HEYER, GEORGETTE, My Lord John
HEYER, GEORGETTE
My Lord John
New York: E. P. Dutton & Co, Inc, 1975. 1st American Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright, there is some light rubbing and edge wear to the spine ends and corners, along with one tiny nick to the rear dust jacket flap at the top corner. "Georgette Heyer (16 August 1902 – 4 July 1974) was an English historical romance and detective fiction novelist. Her writing career began in 1921, when she turned a story for her younger brother into the novel The Black Moth. In 1925 Heyer married George Ronald Rougier, a mining engineer. The couple spent several years living in Tanganyika Territory and Macedonia before returning to England in 1929. After her novel These Old Shades became popular despite its release during the General Strike, Heyer determined that publicity was not necessary for good sales. For the rest of her life, she refused to grant interviews, telling a friend: "My private life concerns no one but myself and my family." " (from Wikipedia). Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket .
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Book number: 38889
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.75 | £UK 19.25 | JP¥ 2727]
Keywords: Historical Fiction Georgette Heyer England King John Tudor History Historical Fiction

 HOLLAND, CECELIA, The Death of Attila
HOLLAND, CECELIA
The Death of Attila
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1973. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning fading to the bottom spine end of the book cover. The text pages are clean and bright. The endpapers (both front and rear) have some beginning toning / foxing. The dust jacket is clean and bright but does have several small edge nicks and chips, especially to the spine ends and corners. "Set in the fifth century, The Death of Attila deals with the conflict of Hun, Goth, and Roman. At the heart of the book lies the moving and dangerous attempt of two men to build a friendship across every barrier of race and custom. Dietric - the young, protected son of a German chief, awkward, not yet experienced in the ways of men and soldiering - believes, as naturally as he believes that the coming of Jesus Christ brought the world out of a terrible darkness, that the brutish, flat-faced Huns, the almost-savage invaders out of the East, are hardly more than animals." In the Autumn 2002 issue of in the Historical Novel Society magazine, Solander, Sarah Johnson writes, "What sets Cecelia’s work apart in the genre is not just her productivity but also her versatility; she has the unique ability to make most any historical period her own. She records the often harsh details of life in the distant—or recent—past and her depiction of it involves considerable research. Her character-driven plots often are developed from the viewpoint of a male protagonist. While including plenty of action (her battle scenes are noteworthy for their bottom-up viewpoint and understated verisimilitude) , her work focuses primarily on the life of the mind—whatever that might mean in a particular culture—and especially on politics, in the broadest sense.". Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket .
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Book number: 32643
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Keywords: Historical Fiction Cecelia Holland Germany Fifth Century Attila the Hun Invasion war European History Historical Fiction

 KAUFMAN, PAMELA, Shield of Three Lions
KAUFMAN, PAMELA
Shield of Three Lions
New York: Crown Publishers, Inc, 1983. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This book is in Fine condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jackeat is mostly clean and bright, but does have some beginning toning / fading to the spine. "Pamela Kaufman, Ph. D, is the author of the bestselling medieval novels Shield of Three Lions and Banners of Gold. She lives in Los Angeles." (from Goodreads). Fine in Near Fine dust jacket .
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Book number: 38070
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Keywords: Historical Fiction Pamela Kaufman British Historical Fiction Middle Ages King Richard Of England Historical Fiction

 KENT, ALEXANDER (PSEUDONYM OF DOUGLAS EDWARD REEMAN), The Inshore Squadron
KENT, ALEXANDER (PSEUDONYM OF DOUGLAS EDWARD REEMAN)
The Inshore Squadron
London, England: Hutchinson of London, 1978. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. " Douglas Edward Reeman (15 October 1924 – 23 January 2017) , who also used the pseudonym Alexander Kent, was a British author who wote many historical novels about the Royal Navy, mainly set during either World War II or the Napoleonic Wars. He wrote a total of 68 novels, selling 34 million copies in twenty languages. Reeman was born in Thames Ditton, Surrey, son of Charles "Percy" and Ada Reeman. At the outbreak of the Second World War he joined the Royal Navy's boys' training establishment HMS Ganges. In 1940 Reeman was appointed Midshipman, at the age of 16. His initial service was in destroyers on convoy duty in the North Atlantic. During this time his ship was sunk and Reeman was injured by exploding depth charges. Later he transferred to Motor Torpedo Boats and subsequently was present at D-Day in a landing craft. It was then that he was badly injured when his landing craft was hit by shellfire. He finished the war in Kiel repairing damage to bring the port back into use, in the rank of Lieutenant. ". Near Fine in Fine dust jacket .
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Book number: 36928
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Keywords: Historical Fiction Alexander Kent Douglas Reeman Ships & Sailing A Bolitho Novel England Royal Navy Historical Fiction

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