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Night Over Water

By Follett, Ken

William Morrow & Co, 1991. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Very-good condition hardback with jacket. NO remainder marks or clippings. Price inside jacket $23.00. Number line: 4 5 6 7 8 9 10. 400 pages. NO writing or tears inside book. Jacket shows light wear - no tears. Tight spine, clean pages. .

$8.55

Manassas (The Civil War Battle Series, Book 1)
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Manassas (The Civil War Battle Series, Book 1)

By James Reasoner

Cumberland House Publishing, 1999. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Very-good, clean condition hardback with jacket. No remainder marks or clippings. Price inside jacket $22.95. Jacket is clean and bright, shows slight wear - no tears. No writing or tears inside book. Tight spine, clean pages. .

$9.99

Lancet
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Lancet

By Garet Rogers

G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1956. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. A Novel of the Early Days of Medicine . . . Very-good condition hardback with a fair condition jacket (mainly rubbing and tearing along top edges. Red boards with gilt lettering (clean - show light wear). No remainder marks or clippings. Price inside jacket $4.50. No writing or tears inside book. Tight spine, clean pages. Pages show tanning - no foxing. .

$49.99

The Last Best Hope

By Tauber, Peter

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1977. Book. Good. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Good condition hardback with jacket. NO remainder marks or clippings. NO writing or tears inside book. Tight spine, clean pages. 628 pages. The exuberant best seller of two young lovers caught up in the violence, madness and magnificence of the American 60's..

$4.19

The Golden Ocean
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The Golden Ocean

By O'Brian, Patrick

W W Norton & Co Inc, 1996. Book. Very Good. Paperback. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Very-good condition soft cover book. NO remainder marks or clippings. Tight spine, clean pages. NO writing or tears inside book. 285 pages. Covers are clean and bright, show slight wear - no tears. .

$6.71

Tussy Is Me: A Novel of Fact

By Hastings, Michael

Delacorte Press, 1970. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First American Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Very-good condition with a fair condition jacket. Price inside jacket $7.95. First American Printing. Jacket is clean, show several small, closed tears - mainly along top edge. No remainder marks or clippings. Tight spine, clean pages. No writing or tears inside book. 342 pages. A wonderfully vivid novel of fact, this is the tragic love story of Tussy Marx and Edward Aveling . . . (from jacket). .

$8.39

Stealing Freedom
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Stealing Freedom

By Elisa Carbone

Knopf Books for Young Readers, 1998. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Very-good condition hardback book with jacket. No remainder marks or clippings. Price inside jacket $17.00. Number line: 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. Jacket is clean, shows light wear - no tears. No writing or tears inside book. Tight spine, clean pages. .

$8.39

The Second Sister
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The Second Sister

By Leslie O'Grady

St Martins Pr, 1984. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Very-good condition hardback with a good condition jacket. No remainder marks or clippings. Stated First Edition. Number line: 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. Price inside jacket $14.95. Jacket is clean, shows mild wear - 3 tiny. closed tears. No writing or tears inside book. Tight spine, clean pages. .

$9.99

Play for a Kingdom: A Novel
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Play for a Kingdom: A Novel

By Dyja, Thomas

Harcourt, 1998. Book. Very Good. Paperback. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Very-good condition soft cover book. NO remainder marks or clippings. Tight spine, clean pages. Covers are clean, show light wear - no tears. NO writing or tears inside book. 416 pages. .

$7.99

Blue at the Mizzen
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Blue at the Mizzen

By O'Brian, Patrick

W W Norton & Co Inc, 1999. Book. Fine. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near-new condition hardback with jacket. NO remainder marks or price clippings. 262 Price inside dustcover: $24.00. Tight spine, bright pages. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. 262 pages..

$9.99

Renegade Lightning

By Skimin, Robert; Pacheco, Ferdie

Novato, California, U.S.A.: Presidio Pr, 1992. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Very-good condition hardback with dust cover. No remainder marks or price clippings. Tight spine, clean pages. No writing or tears inside book. 289 pages. .

$9.99

So Far from Home: The Diary of Mary Driscoll, an Irish Mill Girl, Lowell, Massachusetts, 1847
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So Far from Home: The Diary of Mary Driscoll, an Irish Mill Girl, Lowell, Massachusetts, 1847

By Denenberg, Barry

Scholastic, 1997. Book. Fine. Hardcover. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Near-new condition. NO remainder marks or clippings. Tight spine, bright pages. 172 pages. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. Annotation: In the diary account of her journey from Ireland in 1847 and of her work in a mill in Lowell, Massachusetts, fourteen-year-old Mary reveals a great longing for her family. Children's Literature: Set in Lowell, Massachusetts, 1847, this story is another in the "Dear America" historical fiction series. Young Mary leaves her parents and home in Ireland where the potato blight has created hardship and famine. She is a lucky one, because her aunt is already in American and has sent money for her passage. After an arduous journey Mary joins Aunt Nora in America and begins work in the mills. Conditions there are also terrible. It is not a happy story, but one that reflects the prejudice and hardships faced by the Irish immigrants and all who labored in the mills..

$9.99

Paper Fish

By De Rosa, Tina; Giunta, Edvidge (Afterword)

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Feminist Press, 1996. Book. Very Good. Trade Paperback. Very-good condition. NO remainder marks or clippings. NO writing or tears inside book. Tight spine, clean pages. 157 pages. Covers show light wear (NO tears). From Publishers Weekly A first novel about Italian American immigrant life in the '40s and '50s. Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. From Library Journal "In a narrative style closer to poetry than prose, DeRosa's first novel re-creates life in an Italian American Chicago neighborhood through a series of scenes told by a girl narrator," said LJ's reviewer, adding "this is a sweet book filled with the romance of family and old-world values" Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.99

The Passion of Artemisia
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The Passion of Artemisia

By Vreeland, Susan

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Viking Press, 2002. Book. Fine. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near-new condition. NO remainder marks or clippings. Price inside dustcover: $24.95. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. Tight spine, clean pages. 288 pages. Synopsis Set against the lush tapestry of Renaissance Rome, this is a mesmerizing tale of love, art, and most notably, the love of art. After Artemisia Gentileschi, a promising young painter, is raped by her instructor, a papal court orders her torture and her father betrays her. Shamed but not vanquished, she asks her harsh parent to arrange her marriage to another painter and, thus vindicated in the eyes of society and the church, she begins a new life. But not a happy one. Artemisia's visceral passion to create art specifically, to depict on canvas the kind of strong heroine she herself has become threatens to overwhelm her roles as wife and daughter. Her struggle to reconcile her conflicting passions lies at the heart of Artemisia's story, ingeniously crafted by Susan Vreeland, whose gift of language is matched by her uncanny ability to evoke a distant time and place. Vreeland's previous novel, the best-selling Girl in Hyacinth Blue, dazzled the critics and was voted a Book Sense Book of the Year finalist. Once again bringing the visual arts to vivid life, The Passion of Artemisia is a glowing, subtly delineated portrait of a remarkable woman the first to make a significant contribution to art history. San Francisco Chronicle Vreeland's remarkable ability.makes this novel an accomplished work of art. Biography Since the publication of her bestselling Girl in Hyacinth Blue, novelist Susan Vreeland has explored the relationships between life and art, rendering scenes from Amsterdam to Rome to the Canadian wilderness with sensitivity and a delicate, painterly precision. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.99

Earth Could Be Fair

By Van Paassen, Pierre

The Dial Press, 1946. Book. Very Good +. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A photo of this book is available. NO remainder marks or price clippings. Price inside dustcover: $3.75. Tight spine, clean pages. Pages show tanning. 509 pages. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.99

That Dark and Bloody River: Chronicles of the Ohio River Valley
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That Dark and Bloody River: Chronicles of the Ohio River Valley

By Eckert, Allan W.

Bantam Books, 1996. Book. Near-Fine. Trade Paperback. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near-fine condition. NO remainder marks or clippings. NO writing or tears inside book. Tight spine, clean pages. 810 pages. Covers are clean, show light wear (NO tears). Synopsis: They had defeated the French and now the English possessed the vast North American Empire. Soldiers, traders, settlers all began the trek across the wilderness to claim the land and its riches. Against this relentless tide Indian warriors rose up in bitter fury exploded in the bloody battle for the conquest of the Northwest territory. 'Reading Eckert is like listening to a master storyteller: he presents his material in vivid detail, using the novelist's technique to enhance dramatic events.' Publishers Weekly Publishers Weekly: The Ohio River, a principal route for pioneers pushing westward along its 981-mile course from Pennsylvania through Kentucky and Indiana to Illinois, was the scene of fierce battles among warring Indian tribes-Shawnee, Miami, Cherokee, Iroquois, etc.-and between Native Americans and white settlers. Tapping journals, letters, diaries and government memoranda from 1768 to 1799, and fleshing out his panoramic chronicle with reconstructed dialogue adapted from primary sources, historian-novelist Eckert has fashioned an epic narrative history of the struggle for dominance of the Ohio River Valley that makes compelling reading. The lives of notable pioneer families (Zanes, Bradys, Wetzels), incursions of traders, explorers, colonists, adventurers and the historic exploits of George Washington, Daniel Boone, George Rogers Clark and others intersect. A biographer of Shawnee chief Tecumseh (A Sorrow in Our Heart), Eckert emphasizes the sudden, overwhelming movement of whites into Native American lands and the Indians' initial restraint and tolerance, followed by furious raids, wars and expulsions. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.99

Mammoth Hunters: Earth's Children
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Mammoth Hunters: Earth's Children

By Auel, Jean M.

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Crown Pub, 1985. Book. Near-Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near-fine condition. 1985 First Edition (so-stated). Price inside dustcover: $19.95. Number line: 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1, NO remainder marks or price clippings. Tight spine, clean pages. 645 pages. Map endpapers. NO writing or tears inside book. Previous owner's embossed name stamp in book front on title page (Claire C. Templin - Jacksonville, Illinois). Dustcover shows light wear (NO tears). From the Publisher Once again, Jean M. Auel opens the door of time to reveal an age of wonder and terror at the dawn of humanity. With all the consummate storytelling artistry and vivid authenticity she brought to The Clan Of The Cave Bear and its sequel, The Valley Of Horses, Jean M. Auel continues the breathtaking epic journey of the woman called Ayla. Now, with her devoted Jondalar, Ayla boldly sets forth into the land of the Mamutoi-the Mammoth Hunters, the Others she has been seeking. Though Ayla must learn their strange customs and language, it is because of her uncanny hunting and healing skills that she is adopted into the Mammoth Hearth. Here Ayla finds her first women friends, and painful memories of the Clan she left behind. Here, too, is Ranec, the dark-skinned, magnetic master carver of ivory tusks to whom Ayla is irresistibly drawn-setting Jondalar on fire with jealousy. Throughout the icy winter, Ayla is torn between her two men. But soon will come the great spring mammoth hunt, when Ayla must choose her mate and her destiny - to remain in the Hearth with Ranec, or to follow Jondalar into a far-off place and an unknown future. From The Critics Publishers Weekly The authenticity of background detail, the lilting prose rhythms and the appealing conceptual audacity that won many fans for The Clan of the Cave Bear and The Valley of the Horses continue to work their spell in this third installment of Auel's projected six-volume Earth's Children saga set in Ice Age Europe. The heroine, 18-year-old Ayla, cursed and pronounced dead by the ``flathead'' clan that reared her, now takes her chances with the mammoth-hunting Mamutoi, attended by her faithful lover, Jondalar. Gradually overcoming the prejudice aroused by her flathead connection, Ayla wins acceptance into the new clan through her powers as a healer, her shamanistic potential, her skill with spear and slingshot and her way with animals (she rides a horse, domesticates a wolf cub, both ``firsts,'' it would seem, and even rides a lion). She also wins the heart of a bone-carving artist of ``sparkling wit'' (not much in evidence), which forces her to make a painful choice between the curiously complaisant Jondalar, her first instructor in love's delights, and this more charismatic fellow. The story is lyric rather than dramatic, and Ayla and her lovers are projections of a romantic rather than a historical imagination, but readers caught up in the charm of Auel's story probably won't care..

$14.99

Mammoth Hunters: Earth's Children
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Mammoth Hunters: Earth's Children

By Auel, Jean M.

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Crown Pub, 1985. Book. Near-Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near-fine condition of this 1985 First Edition (so-stated). Price inside dustcover: $19.95. Number line: 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1, NO remainder marks or price clippings. Tight spine, clean pages. 645 pages. Map endpapers. ONLY writing/mark inside book is previous owner's name (small) in book front (Kaye Reno 1986). NO tears inside book. Dustcover shows light wear (NO tears). From the Publisher Once again, Jean M. Auel opens the door of time to reveal an age of wonder and terror at the dawn of humanity. With all the consummate storytelling artistry and vivid authenticity she brought to The Clan Of The Cave Bear and its sequel, The Valley Of Horses, Jean M. Auel continues the breathtaking epic journey of the woman called Ayla. Now, with her devoted Jondalar, Ayla boldly sets forth into the land of the Mamutoi-the Mammoth Hunters, the Others she has been seeking. Though Ayla must learn their strange customs and language, it is because of her uncanny hunting and healing skills that she is adopted into the Mammoth Hearth. Here Ayla finds her first women friends, and painful memories of the Clan she left behind. Here, too, is Ranec, the dark-skinned, magnetic master carver of ivory tusks to whom Ayla is irresistibly drawn-setting Jondalar on fire with jealousy. Throughout the icy winter, Ayla is torn between her two men. But soon will come the great spring mammoth hunt, when Ayla must choose her mate and her destiny - to remain in the Hearth with Ranec, or to follow Jondalar into a far-off place and an unknown future. From The Critics Publishers Weekly The authenticity of background detail, the lilting prose rhythms and the appealing conceptual audacity that won many fans for The Clan of the Cave Bear and The Valley of the Horses continue to work their spell in this third installment of Auel's projected six-volume Earth's Children saga set in Ice Age Europe. The heroine, 18-year-old Ayla, cursed and pronounced dead by the ``flathead'' clan that reared her, now takes her chances with the mammoth-hunting Mamutoi, attended by her faithful lover, Jondalar. Gradually overcoming the prejudice aroused by her flathead connection, Ayla wins acceptance into the new clan through her powers as a healer, her shamanistic potential, her skill with spear and slingshot and her way with animals (she rides a horse, domesticates a wolf cub, both ``firsts,'' it would seem, and even rides a lion). She also wins the heart of a bone-carving artist of ``sparkling wit'' (not much in evidence), which forces her to make a painful choice between the curiously complaisant Jondalar, her first instructor in love's delights, and this more charismatic fellow. The story is lyric rather than dramatic, and Ayla and her lovers are projections of a romantic rather than a historical imagination, but readers caught up in the charm of Auel's story probably won't care..

$14.99

The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton : A Novel
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The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton : A Novel

By Smiley, Jane

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Alfred A. Knopf Incorporated, 1998. Book. Near-Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Nice, clean condition. Stated First Edition. NO remainder marks or price clippings. Tight spine, clean pages. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. 455 pages. Dustcover shows mild wear (NO tears). Lidie is hard to scare. She is almost shockingly alive -- a tall, plain girl who rides and shoots and speaks her mind, and whose straightforward ways paradoxically amount to a kind of glamour. We see her at 20, making a good marriage -- to Thomas Newton, a steady, sweet-tempered Yankee who passes through her hometown on a dangerous mission. He belongs to a group of rashly brave New England abolitionists who dedicate themselves to settling the Kansas Territory with like-minded folk to ensure its entering the Union as a Free State. Lidie packs up and goes with him. And the novel races alongside them into the Territory, into the maelstrom of "Bloody Kansas," where slaveholding Missourians constantly and viciously clash with Free Staters, where wandering youths kill you as soon as look at you -- where Lidie becomes even more fervently abolitionist than her husband as the young couple again and again barely escape entrapment in webs of atrocity on both sides of the great question. And when, suddenly, cold-blooded murder invades her own intimate circle, Lidie doesn't falter. She cuts off her hair, disguises herself as a boy, and rides into Missouri in search of the killers -- a woman in a fiercely male world, an abolitionist spy in slave territory. On the run, her life threatened, her wits sharpened, she takes on yet another identity -- and, in the very midst of her masquerade, discovers herself..

$9.99

The Passion of Artemisia
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The Passion of Artemisia

By Vreeland, Susan

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Viking Press, 2002. Book. Fine. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near-new condition. NO remainder marks or clippings. Price inside dustcover: $24.95. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. Tight spine, bright pages. 288 pages. Synopsis Set against the lush tapestry of Renaissance Rome, this is a mesmerizing tale of love, art, and most notably, the love of art. After Artemisia Gentileschi, a promising young painter, is raped by her instructor, a papal court orders her torture and her father betrays her. Shamed but not vanquished, she asks her harsh parent to arrange her marriage to another painter and, thus vindicated in the eyes of society and the church, she begins a new life. But not a happy one. Artemisia's visceral passion to create art specifically, to depict on canvas the kind of strong heroine she herself has become threatens to overwhelm her roles as wife and daughter. Her struggle to reconcile her conflicting passions lies at the heart of Artemisia's story, ingeniously crafted by Susan Vreeland, whose gift of language is matched by her uncanny ability to evoke a distant time and place. Vreeland's previous novel, the best-selling Girl in Hyacinth Blue, dazzled the critics and was voted a Book Sense Book of the Year finalist. Once again bringing the visual arts to vivid life, The Passion of Artemisia is a glowing, subtly delineated portrait of a remarkable woman the first to make a significant contribution to art history. San Francisco Chronicle Vreeland's remarkable ability.makes this novel an accomplished work of art. Biography Since the publication of her bestselling Girl in Hyacinth Blue, novelist Susan Vreeland has explored the relationships between life and art, rendering scenes from Amsterdam to Rome to the Canadian wilderness with sensitivity and a delicate, painterly precision..

$9.99

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