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THE WOMEN OF THE COUSINS' WAR: THE DUCHESS, THE QUEEN, AND THE KING'S MOTHER.

by Gregory, Philippa / Baldwin, David / Jones, Michael.

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Published
2011
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Very Good
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First Edition
ISBN
9781451629545
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New York: Touchstone / Simon & Schuster , 2011. 342 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w maps, genealogical charts, etc. Colour plates. "Philippa Gregory and her fellow historians descibe the extraordinary lives of the heroines of her Cousins' War books: Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford; Elizabeth Woodville, wife of Edward IV; and Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII. In… Read more
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EVANGELINE.

by Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth.

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Published
1905
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Good+
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Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1905. 132 pp, 9 3/4" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering & white decorations on spine and front board. Beautifully decorated/illustrated throughout with pictorial endpapers, decorated title page, 22 plates, including frontispiece (mainly in tones of black/white/red, some full colour), additional small drawings, pale red decorative background to all text pages, incorporating images of hourglasses, bibles, spider… Read more
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JADE DRAGON MOUNTAIN.

by Hart, Elsa.

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Published
2015
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781250072320
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New York: Minotaur, 2015. 321 pp, 9 1/2" H. "On the mountainous border of China and Tibet in 1708, a detective must learn what a killer already knows: that empires rise and fall on the strength of the stories they tell. Li Du was an imperial librarian. Now he is an exile on his way out of the country… Read more
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WHITETHORN. A NOVEL OF AFRICA.

by Courtenay, Bryce.

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Published
2006
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Canadian Edition
ISBN
9781552786062
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Toronto: McArthur, 2006. 682 pp, 9 1/4" H. "The time is 1939. White South Africa is a deeply divided nation with many of the Afrikaner people fanatically opposed to the English. The world is also on the brink of war and South Africa elects to fight for the Allied cause against Germany. Six-year-old Tom Fitzsaxby finds himself in The… Read more
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(London): Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown / and T. Boys , 1820. x, lxxiv, 240 pp, 16mo (6 1/2" H). Full green textured leather with darker green stamped borders on front/rear boards. Spine has elaborate blind stamped decoration, gilt banding & date, brown leather title label with gilt lettering. All edges red. Plain brown endpapers, b&w vignette… Read more
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PERICLES & ASPASIA. 2 VOLUME SET IN DECORATIVE BINDINGS - WITH ILLUSTRATIONS IN TWO STATES.

by Landor, Walter Savage. Edited by C.G. Crump.

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Published
1890
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Very Good
Edition
Limited Edition.
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London: J.M. Dent, 1890. 215 pp, 242 pp - 2 volume set. B&w illustrations. "This Edition is limited to Five Hundred copies for England, and Five Hundred Copies for America (acquired by Messrs. Macmillan and Co.)." 6 1/2" H, medium brown leather spines and corners (spines with 5 raised bands and gilt lettering), cream vellum boards with gilt… Read more
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PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. MOVIE TIE-IN.

by Austen, Jane.

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London: Collins Clear-Type Press 439 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gilt lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in original clear plastic wrapper and burgundy slipcase (stamped 'British Made'). Burgundy endpapers, 6 b&w illustrations including frontispiece - movie stills from the 1940 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer production starring Greer Garson, Laurence Olivier, Maureen O'Sullivan,… Read more
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THE CORNET OF HORSE: A TALE OF MARLBOROUGH'S WARS.

by Henty, G.A. (George Alfred Henty.)

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Capricorn Books
Published
1958
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Very Good
Edition
Second Impression.
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London: Latimer House, 1958. 254 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H). B&w frontispiece. "This edition (slightly abridged) first published in 1953" - from the copyright page. In the early 18th century, Rupert Holliday leaves England to fight with Marlborough at Blenheim, Ramilies, Oudenarde and Malplaquet. Minor browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has… Read more
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JACOB FAITHFUL.

by Marryat, Captain. Introduction by R. Brimley Johnson.

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Very Good-
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Reprint
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London / New York: J.M. Dent & Sons / E.P. Dutton 429 pp, 7" H. Deep red cloth with blind stamped emblem on front board, gilt lettering/decoration on spine, top edge brown. Pictorial endpapers, decorated title page. No date. Originally published in 1834. Born on the River Thames and never having set foot on land until… Read more
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YEAST: A PROBLEM.

by Kingsley, Charles. Introduction by Ernest Rhys.

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Reprint
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London / New York: J.M. Dent & Sons / E.P. Dutton 275 pp, 7" H. Deep red cloth with blind stamped emblem on front board, gilt lettering/decoration on spine, top edge brown. Pictorial endpapers, decorated title page. No date. Originally published in 1848. A novel of the early Victorian era, "Yeast" refers to the social ferment… Read more
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VANITY FAIR. 2 VOLUMES IN 1 BOOK.

by Thackeray, W.M. (William Makepeace Thackeray.)

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London: Collins Clear-Type Press 381 pp + 384 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H) - 2 volumes bound in 1. Thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt. Burgundy endpapers, b&w frontispiece. **No dustjacket or slipcase.** A tale of wealth & poverty, love & deception, the upper classes & social climbers,… Read more
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THE VIRGINIANS. (SEQUEL TO "HENRY ESMOND".)

by Thackeray, W.M. (William Makepeace Thackeray.)

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London: Collins Clear-Type Press 890 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, sepiatone illustrations, including frontispiece, decorated title page. In this sequel to "Henry Esmond", Henry's twin grandsons find themselves on opposing sides of the American War of Independence. … Read more
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A TALE OF TWO CITIES.

by Dickens, Charles.

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London: Collins Clear-Type Press 456 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H). Thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt. Burgundy endpapers, sepiatone illustrations, including frontispiece, ribbon bookmark. **No dustjacket or slipcase.** A tale of treachery, vengeance, love and self-sacrifice set during the Reign of Terror in revolutionary France -… Read more
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THE CLOISTER AND THE HEARTH.

by Reade, Charles.

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London: Collins Clear-Type Press 768 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H). Thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt. Burgundy endpapers, b&w frontispiece. **No dustjacket or slipcase.** Set in the 15th century, the novel follows Gerald Eliassoen as he leaves Holland for Rome in an attempt to earn money to… Read more
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BARNABY RUDGE.

by Dickens, Charles.

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London: Collins Clear-Type Press 639 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H). Thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt. Burgundy endpapers, b&w frontispiece. **No dustjacket or slipcase.** Set at the time of the anti-Catholic Gordon Riots in London, this is a tale of murder, deception, social unrest and romance. Previous… Read more
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ANY KNOWN BLOOD.

by Hill, Lawrence.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1997
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition, First Printing
ISBN
9780002245678
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Toronto: HarperCollins, 1997. 512 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H) . Signed by author on title page: "Larry Hill (underscored". When the narrator, the 38 year-old son of a black father and a white mother living in Southern Ontario, loses his job, he goes to Baltimore and embarks on a quest for his family history. "Beginning with his own parents'… Read more
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WESTWARD HO!

by Kingsley, Charles.

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London: Collins Clear-Type Press 638 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, sepiatone plates, including frontispiece, decorated title page. Set in the times of Elizabeth I, and loosely based on the adventures of the privateer, Amyas Preston (here renamed Amyas Leigh),… Read more
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WORLD ENOUGH AND TIME. A ROMANTIC NOVEL.

by Warren, Robert Penn.

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Published
1950
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Good+
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First Edition, First Printing
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New York: Random House, 1950. 512 pp, 8 1/2" H. Gray cloth with dark blue title block and gilt lettering/decoration on spine, gilt lettering on front board (including "PRESENTATION EDITION" notation), top edge gray. Publisher's clear mylar dust cover. Stated on reverse of half title page: "This is number 172 (number in pen) of a limited edition… Read more
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THE LITTLE DUKE: RICHARD THE FEARLESS. OXFORD CHILDREN'S LIBRARY NO. 19.

by Yonge, Charlotte M.

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Published
1959
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London: Oxford University Press, 1959. 187 pp, small 8vo (7 7/8" H). B&w illustrations by Jennifer Miles, dust jacket design by William Stobbs. First printing of this title in the Oxford Children's Library series. "Richard was only eight when news came that his father had been slain and that he, though so young, was now the Duke of Normandy.… Read more
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THE QUEEN'S NECKLACE.

by Dumas, Alexandre. Introduction by A.T. Baker.

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London: Collins Clear-Type Press 379 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, integral ribbon bookmark, sepiatone illustrations, including frontispiece. A novel from the 'Marie Antoinette Romances', loosely based on the 'Affair of the Diamond Necklace'. Minor small wrinkle at fore-edge… Read more
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