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The Historian

By Elizabeth, Kostova-




To you, perceptive reader, I bequeath my history....Late one night, exploring her father's library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters. The letters are all addressed to "My dear and unfortunate successor," and they plunge her into a world she never dreamed of-a labyrinth where the secrets of her father's past and her mother's mysterious fate connect to an inconceivable evil hidden in the depths of history.The letters provide links to one of the darkest powers that humanity has ever known-and to a centuries-long quest to find the source of that darkness and wipe it out. It is a quest for the truth about Vlad the Impaler, the medieval ruler whose barbarous reign formed the basis of the legend of Dracula. Generations of historians have risked their reputations, their sanity, and even their lives to learn the truth about Vlad the Impaler and Dracula. Now one young woman must decide whether to take up this quest herself-to follow her father in a hunt that nearly brought him to ruin years ago, when he was a vibrant young scholar and her mother was still alive. What does the legend of Vlad the Impaler have to do with the modern world? Is it possible that the Dracula of myth truly existed-and that he has lived on, century after century, pursuing his own unknowable ends? The answers to these questions cross time and borders, as first the father and then the daughter search for clues, from dusty Ivy League libraries to Istanbul, Budapest, and the depths of Eastern Europe. In city after city, in monasteries and archives, in letters and in secret conversations, the horrible truth emerges about Vlad the Impaler's dark reign-and about a time-defying pact that may have kept his awful work alive down through the ages.Parsing obscure signs and hidden texts, reading codes worked into the fabric of medieval monastic traditions-and evading the unknown adversaries who will go to any lengths to conceal and protect Vlad's ancient powers-one woman comes ever closer to the secret of her own past and a confrontation with the very definition of evil. Elizabeth Kostova's debut novel is an adventure of monumental proportions, a relentless tale that blends fact and fantasy, history and the present, with an assurance that is almost unbearably suspenseful-and utterly unforgettable.


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The Historian: A Novel

KOSTOVA, Elizabeth

Ashville, NC: The Captain's Bookshelf, 2005. Hardcover. Fine. Limited edition. Fine in illustrated boards and fine pictorial slipcase adapted from a reproduction of a 16th Century map of the Balkans by Sebastian Munster. From a printing of 150 numbered copies Signed of the author's first book with this one stating that it is "1/15 trial copies" (possibly preceding the first 25 author copies?). Although not marked in any way, this copy is from the distinguished modern first edition collection of Bruce Kahn.

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THE HISTORIAN: A NOVEL - Signed Limited Edition

Elizabeth Kostova

Little Brown & Co And The Captain, 2005. Signed Limited. Hardcover. As New/No Jacket as issued. Signed by the author. One of 150 signed and numbered copies, 125 were sold to the public the remaining 25 copies were retained by the author and publishers. This book has a unique binding only for this edition and is housed in a slipcase made from a reproduction of a sixteenth-century map of the Balkans by Sebastian Munster. The front cover has a dragon illustration by Luis Campos. Various numbers are available. Signed by Author.

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The Historian

KOSTOVA, Elizabeth

New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2005. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper. Signed on the titlepage and additionally very warmly Inscribed by Kostova on the dedication page to her fellow author and mentor Nicholas Delbanco: "and for Nicholas, cherished mentor, great reader of this book, with endless thanks, Elizabeth. May 2005." Delbanco taught creative writing at the University of Michigan where Kostova received her MFA and where she won the Hopgood Award, both of which were supervised by Delbanco. A very nice association.

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The Historian [Limited Edition, Signed]

KOSTOVA, ELIZABETH

Asheville, NC: The Captain's Bookshelf, 2005. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. As new in slipcase, as issued.. Octavo. x; 642 pp. Limited edition, one of 150 numbered, signed and specially-bound copies housed in a slipcase covered in a reproduction of a sixteenth-century map of the Balkans by Sebastian Munster. The first twenty-five copies are reserved for the author, Little, Brown and Company and The Captain's Bookshelf. Folded and gathered unbound sheets from the first edition, first printing of The Historian were used in the production of this limited edition. The title has been translated into medieval Latin, Historiographus. With a dragon illustration on the upper cover by Luis Campos. Signed by Kostova.

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The Historian

Kostova, Elizabeth

New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2005. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth & Boards. Fine/Fine in Archival Plastic Cover. A handsome First Edition, First Printing of Kostova's best-selling book, signed by the author for Parrish Books on July 5, 2005 in Portland, Oregon, one of her earliest signings. With number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. In pink and black cloth & boards, the book is in perfect fine unread condition. The colorful first state dustjacket is complete and is in fine condition, protected by an archival plastic cover. Already into multiple printings. A beautiful copy signed before the author went abroad for signings.

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The Historian

Elizabeth Kostova

2005-05-05. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Historian

KOSTOVA, Elizabeth

New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2005. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper. Signed on the title page and additionally very warmly Inscribed by Kostova on the dedication page to the wife of her mentor Nicholas Delbanco: "and for Elena with love and admiration, Elizabeth." Nicholas Delbanco taught creative writing at the University of Michigan where Kostova received her MFA and where she won the Hopgood Award, both of which were supervised by Delbanco. A nice association.

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The Historian.

KOSTOVA, Elizabeth.

1995. New York: Little Brown and Company, 1995. 8vo, original cloth backed boards with lettering in gilt direct to spine; unclipped dust wrapper; maps to end papers pp. x, 642, [iv]; a fine copy, with just a few scuff marks to boards. First edition, signed by the author. Based on a collection of stories told to the author as a child by her father, The Historian is based on Vlad the Impaler and the legend of Dracula. Kostova worked on the book for ten years and then sold it within a few months to Little, Brown and Company, who bought the rights for 2 million USD.

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The Historian

Elizabeth Kostova

This copy is a first edition. First printing. 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. June 2005. Pristine copy. Never read. Never opened. Please see pics. Please ask for any info or pics needed. I do not want to sell you something I dont have. This is too new to have been signed. It hardleyopens without cracking. Can show vid proof. I'm an amatuer, but I won't sell what I can't prove I have.

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The Historian

Elizabeth Kostova

2006-01-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Historian

KOSTOVA, Elizabeth

(London): Little, Brown and Company, 2005. Softcover. Near Fine. First British paperback edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper. Signed on the title page by the author.

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The Historian

Kostova, Elizabeth

London, United Kingdom: Little, Brown, 2005 Signed by Kostova. Fine/Fine.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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The Historian: *Signed*

Kostova, Elizabeth

Great Britain: Little, Brown and Company, 2005. SIGNED by the AUTHOR on the Title page. Signature only. Author's debut novel A First edition, First printing. Book is in Fine condition. Boards are clean, not bumped. Fore edges are clean. Interior is clean and legible. Not remaindered. Dust Jacket is in Fine condition. Not chipped or crinkled. Not price clipped. Dust Jacket is covered by Mylar Brodart. Thanks and Enjoy. All-Ways well boxed, All-Ways fast service. Thanks.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

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The Historian

Elizabeth Kostova

2008-07-02. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Historian

Elizabeth Kostova

2005-01-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Historian

Elizabeth Kostova

2005-01-05. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Historian

Elizabeth Kostova

2009-02-05. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Historian

Elizabeth Kostova

2005-04-04. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Historian

Elizabeth Kostova

2009-09-08. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Kostova, Elizabeth

London, United Kingdom: Little, Brown & Co.(UK) Ltd,, 2005. Authors first book.. Signed by Author. First Edition First Printing. A Hardbound Book. Very Fine/New/Very Fine/New in Mylar. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Not Price Clipped Book.

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The Historian

ELIZABETH KOSTOVA

2006-09-02. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Historian

Elizabeth Kostova

2006-08-07. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Historian

Kostova, Elizabeth

Signed by Author(s) 0 First Edition/First Printing, Published by Little Brown, London 2005. Signed and dated directly to Title page by Elizabeth Kostova. Comes with a Signed promo postcard and signed Chapbook. The Book is in Fine clean and tight condition with no marks or inscriptions. Dustjacket not price clipped and protected in archive cover.

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The Historian [Japanese Edition] (Volume # 2)

Elizabeth Kostova

2006-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Historian: A Novel

Kostova, Elizabeth

Little Brown & Co, 2005 Boston: Little Brown & Co, 2005. Copyright page states First Edition and has 1 on the number sequence. SIGNED by the author on the title page. This is an Uncorrected Proof. Softcover book in very good condition.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good.

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The Historian

ELIZABETH KOSTOVA

2005-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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THE HISTORIAN

Kostova, Elizabeth

Boston: Little Brown & Co. 2005. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0316011770 . Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket.; On Sale! .

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The Historian

Elizabeth Kostova

2008-06-03. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Historian (SIGNED and DATED U.K. Advance Uncorrected Proof)

Elizabeth Kostova

2005-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Historian: A Novel

Kostova, Elizabeth

Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.: Little Brown & Co, 2005. Book. Fine. Hardcover. FLAT Signed by Author. First Edition/First Printing. True first. Mylar protected. As NEW..

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The Historian

Elizabeth Kostova

2005-09-03. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Historian

Elizabeth Kostova

2006-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Historian (Signed Uncorrected Bound Proof)

Kostova, Elizabeth (Signed)

London, United Kingdom: Little, Brown and Company, 2005. Signed by author Elizabeth Kostova directly to title page. Stated: 'An uncorrected bound proof from Little, Brown'. U.K. White wraps. Protected with mylar cover. Lovely and unusual signed copy.. Signed by Author. Soft Cover. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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The Historian

Elizabeth Kostova

2005-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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THE HISTORIAN

Kostova, Elizabeth

Boston: Little Brown, 2005. First edition, first prnt. Signed by Kostova on the title page. A promotional announcement card on glossy stock, illustrated, aprx 8 x 6 inches, for a reading on July 1, 2005 at the Lord Auditorium, Asheville is laid in. Unread copy in Fine condition in a Fine dustjacket with a Durafold mylar cover. The images are of the book described and not stock photos.

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The Historian

Kostova, Elizabeth

Synopsis: To you, perceptive reader, I bequeath my history….Late one night, exploring her father's library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters. The letters are all addressed to "My dear and unfortunate successor," and they plunge her into a world she never dreamed of-a labyrinth where the secrets of her father's past and her mother's mysterious fate connect to an inconceivable evil hidden in the depths of history. The letters provide links to one of the darkest powers that humanity has ever known-and to a centuries-long quest to find the source of that darkness and wipe it out. It is a quest for the truth about Vlad the Impaler, the medieval ruler whose barbarous reign formed the basis of the legend of Dracula. Generations of historians have risked their reputations, their sanity, and even their lives to learn the truth about Vlad the Impaler and Dracula. Now one young woman must decide whether to take up this quest herself-to follow her father in a hunt that nearly brought him to ruin years ago, when he was a vibrant young scholar and her mother was still alive. What does the legend of Vlad the Impaler have to do with the modern world? Is it possible that the Dracula of myth truly existed-and that he has lived on, century after century, pursuing his own unknowable ends? The answers to these questions cross time and borders, as first the father and then the daughter search for clues, from dusty Ivy League libraries to Istanbul, Budapest, and the depths of Eastern Europe. In city after city, in monasteries and archives, in letters and in secret conversations, the horrible truth emerges about Vlad the Impaler's dark reign-and about a time-defying pact that may have kept his awful work alive down through the ages. Parsing obscure signs and hidden texts, reading codes worked into the fabric of medieval monastic traditions-and evading the unknown adversaries who will go to any lengths to conceal and protect Vlad's ancient powers-one woman comes ever closer to the secret of her own past and a confrontation with the very definition of evil. Elizabeth Kostova's debut novel is an adventure of monumental proportions, a relentless tale that blends fact and fantasy, history and the present, with an assurance that is almost unbearably suspenseful-and utterly unforgettable.

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The Historian

Kostova, Elizabeth

New York: Little Brown & Company, 2005. First edition, first printing. 8vo. Hard Cover. 642 pp. This novel is a quest for the truth about Vlad the impaler, who was the basis for the legend of Dracula. An incredible trip! Read this one more than once. Fine in fine dustjacket, protected with mylar cover.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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The Historian

Kostova, Elizabeth

Signed by the author on the title page. Brand New and Unread. First Edition/First printing. Dust Jacket in protective mylar sleeve. Ships bubble wrapped and in a box.

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The Historian

Elizabeth Kostova

Little, Brown and Company, 2005-06-14. 1. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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The Historian

Kostova, Elizabeth

Thorndike Press. Hardcover. 0316058866 New Condition. . New.

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The Historian

Kostova, Elizabeth

Little, Brown and Company. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. 0316067946 New Condition. . New.

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The Historian

Kostova, Elizabeth

Little, Brown and Company. Hardcover. B000UIKW4G New Condition. . New.

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The Historian

Kostova, Elizabeth

Time Warner Books Uk. Hardcover. 0316730319 New Condition. . New.

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The Historian

Kostova, Elizabeth

Back Bay Books. PAPERBACK. 0316070637 New Condition. . New.

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The Historian

Elizabeth Kostova

Little, Brown and Company, 2008-06-01. Mass Market Paperback. Used:Good.

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The Historian.

Kostova, Elizabeth.

Little, Brown & Co., 2005. First edition, first printing. Fine in fine dust jacket, in mylar cover. Signed by author.

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The Historian

Kostova, Elizabeth

New York, NY: Little Brown & Company, 2005. Book. Very Good +. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). American First. Complete number line from 1 to 10; signed by Elizabeth Kostova on the title page with no inscription; minor edge wear; otherwise a solid, clean copy in collectible condition; dust jacket is protected by a Brodart sleeve..

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The Historian

Kostova, Elizabeth

New York: LITTLE BROWN, 2005. Book. Fine. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First Edition/First Printing. A square solid clean un-read virtually new copy. An interesting tale about the origins of Dracula. Great book, author's first that went into multiple printings almost as soon as it was released. THIS COPY IS IN MY POSSESSION AND NORMALLY SHIPS NEXT DAY..

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The Historian: A Novel

Kostova, Elizabeth

Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.: Little Brown & Co, 2005 Boston: Little Brown & Company, 2005. Copyright page states "First Edition" and has "1" on the number sequence. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Book fine, in fine dust jacket. DJ flap price reads "$25.95.". Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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THE HISTORIAN: A Novel.

Kostova, Elizabeth.

Boston:: Little Brown,, (2005.). Fine in fine dust jacket.. First printing. The author's first novel, an academic thriller, went quickly into many later printings. From the dj: "Late one night, exploring her father's library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters. The letters are all addressed to "My dear and unfortunate successor," and they plunge her into a world she never dreamed of - a labyrinth where the secrets of her father's past and her mother's mysterious fate connect to an inconceivable evil hidden in the depths of history. The letters provide links to one of the darkest powers that humanity has ever known - and to a centuries-long quest to find the source of that darkness and wipe it out. It is a quest for the truth about Vlad the Impaler, the medieval ruler whose barbarous reign formed the basis of the legend of Dracula." SIGNED on the title page. 642 pp. Map endpapers.

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