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The Chief's Daughter; or, The Settlers in Virginia (The New Series of Historical Tales illustrated the chief Events in Ecclesiastical History, British, American, and General, Number 3.)

By: N/A

Price: $95.00

Publisher: London: John Henry and James Parker: 1859

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2022174


First edition. 1/4 inch bookworm hole in fore-edge margin, hinges just starting, corners a bit rubbed, front board lightly stained, owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1859 Hard Cover. 126 pp. 12mo. Colonial American novel, featuring a frontispiece of Pocahontas saving the life of English settler John Smith. Sabin 12688. View more info

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The Sailor Boy: A Novel

By: N/A

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Luther Roby: 1843

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 1953827


Fourth American edition. Lightly rubbed, a few pages a bit foxed. 1843 Small Hard Cover. 114; 118 pp. 12mo. Two books in one volume. Original brown boards, gilt titles & decorations on spine, blind-stamped design on boards. A British work of fiction following the exploits of a young sailor. View more info

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Gone Native: A Tale of the South Seas

By: 'Asterisk' (Author of 'Isles of Illusion')

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Constable & Co Ltd: 1924

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201867


First edition. Light crease on front cover has caused slight damage to endpaper on reverse. Ink stamp on title page, ink number on contents page. 1924 Hard Cover. 332 pp. CONTENTS: THE WOMAN: The Recruiting; The Voyage; Ashore; Learning; Clouds; Storm; Escape; Haven; Topsy; THE MAN: Change; Pere Douceret; Stephens; The Mission Station; Is It Well with the Child?; Native; THE CONCLUSION: Shame; Rats; Evil; Sacrifice. View more info

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Traveller

By: Adams, Richard

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Dell Book: 1989

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2206098


1st printing. Front wrapper lightly bumped, general light wear, ink mark to blurb page. 1989 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xii, 355 pp. Examines the events of the Civil War through the eyes of General Robert E. Lee's closest companion and devoted horse, Traveller. Keywords: TRAVELLER RICHARD ADAMS CONFEDERATE GENERAL ROBERT E LEE HISTORICAL FICTION MILITARY CIVIL WAR AMERICAN HISTORY View more info

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Canal Town: A Novel

By: Adams, Samuel Hopkins

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Peoples Book Club Edition: 1944

Seller ID: 2197693


Boards lightly rubbed, spine sunned, bookplate on front endpaper. 1944 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 470 pp. A historical novel set in Palmyra, NY in the era of the construction of the Erie Canal. Endpapers feature idyllic color illustration of the Erie Canal & surrounding countryside. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Samuel Hopkins Adams (January 26, 1871 - November 15, 1958) was an American writer, best known for his investigative journalism. Adams was bor... View more info

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Our Square and the People In It

By: Adams, Samuel Hopkins

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1917

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1509438


First edition. Includes scarce jacket. Jacket edge wear with minor loss, crayon marks on front jacket panel. Frontispiece protected by original tissue guard. Good. 1917 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 424 pp. Black & white frontispiece, seven full-page pen-and-ink illustrations by J. Scott Williams throughout text. Tales of human joys and sorrows, -- of love, adventure, ambition, comedy, and tragedy which take place in a quaint corner of New Yor... View more info

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Little Men: Life at Plumfield With Jo's Boys

By: Alcott, Louisa May

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Little, Brown, and Co.: 1914

Seller ID: 2199974


1914 reprint. Hinge loosening. We have more books available by this author!. 376 pp. 8vo. 6 7/8 x 4 7/8. Frontispiece illustration. Little Men, or Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott, first published in 1871. The novel reprises characters from Little Women and is considered by some the second book of an unofficial Little Women trilogy, which is completed with Alcott's 1886 novel Jo's Boys, and How They Turned Out: A Sequel to ... View more info

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Little Men: Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys

By: Alcott, Louisa May

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1901

Seller ID: 2262055


Two half-inch tears along top edge of jacket front, jacket edges lightly rubbed, ink marks on rear jacket flap. Ink note on front endpaper. 1901 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 335 pp. Little Men, or Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott, first published in 1871. The novel reprises characters from Little Women and is considered by some the second book of an unofficial Little Women trilogy, which is comp... View more info

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The Rim of the Prairie

By: Aldrich, Bess Streeter

Price: $25.00

Publisher: A.L. Burt Company: 1925

Seller ID: 2204408


Ink name inside. 1925 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 352 pp. A western story set in a small town in Nebraska on 'the rim of the prairie.' The characters include a tantalizing heroine made more attractive by a hint of mystery, a steadfast hero, and two delightful pioneers.-Cleveland Open Shelf Keywords: BESS STREETER ALDRICH RIM OF PRAIRIE WESTERN WILD OLD WEST NEBRASKA HISTORICAL FICTION View more info

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Anthony Adverse in Africa (Dell Mapback No. 283)

By: Allen, Hervey

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Dell: 1949

Seller ID: 2148535


Wrappers starting to delaminate. 1949 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Young, restless, eager for adventure, Anthony unexpectedly finds himself master of a large plantation and slave establishment in steaming, equatorial Africa, far from the tranquility of his native Livorno, Italy. View more info

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Anthony Adverse

By: Allen, Hervey

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc.: 1933

Seller ID: 2261077


Lacks jacket. Front board lightly discolored. 1933 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 1224 pp. From the publication of his Ballads of the Border in 1916, when he was in the National Guard serving on the Mexican Border, Hervey Allen has been a colorful figure among American writers. His war diary Toward the Flame was recognized as one of the most vivid of the American accounts of active service in France. His Israfel: The Life and Times of Edgar Poe... View more info

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The Choir Invisible

By: Allen, James Lane

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Macmillan Company: 1898

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2202908


18th printing. No jacket, large stain to corner of rear paste-down endpaper and rear endpaper. 1898 Hard Cover. 361 pp. James Lane Allen was an American novelist and short story writer whose work often depicted the culture and dialects of his native Kentucky. His work is characteristic of the late-19th century local color era, when writers sought to capture the vernacular in their fiction. Allen has been described as Kentucky's first important novelist. This novel, ... View more info

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Zorro: Una Novela

By: Allende, Isabel

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Rayo: 2005

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2200692


2nd printing. Spanish text. Near fine. Jacket lightly toned, scuff mark to jacket front, jacket spine edges bumped. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 381 pp. Spanish text. A swashbuckling adventure story that reveals for the first time how Diego de la Vega became the masked man we all know so well. Born in southern California late in the eighteenth century, he is a child of two worlds. Diego de la Vega's father is an aristocratic Spanish mil... View more info

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The House of the Spirits

By: Allende, Isabel; Bogin, Magda

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Bantam Books: 1993

Seller ID: 2206029


Ink name to bottom page ridge and front wrapper verso, light general wear. 1993 Mass Market Paperback. 433 pp. Here, in an astonishing debut by a gifted storyteller, is the magnificent saga of proud and passionate men and women and the turbulent times through which they suffer and triumph. They are the Truebas. And theirs is a world you will not want to leave, and one you will not forget. Esteban -- The patriarch, a volatile and proud man whose lust for land is legendar... View more info

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Daughter of Fortune: A Novel

By: Allende, Isabel; Peden, Margaret Sayers

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200656


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1999 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, [2], 399 pp. 8vo. Orphaned at birth, Eliza Sommers is raised in the British colony of Valparaiso, Chile, by the well-intentioned Victorian spinster Miss Rose and her more rigid brother Jeremy. Just as she meets and falls in love with the wildly inappropriate Joaquin Andieta, a lowly clerk who works for Jeremy, gold is discovered in the h... View more info

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Portrait in Sepia

By: Allende, Isabel; Peden, Margaret Sayers

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200660


First American edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 304 pp. 8vo. Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden. Internationally celebrated novelist Isabel Allende has written a magnificent historical novel set at the end of the nineteenth century in Chile -- a marvelous family saga that takes up and continues the story begun in her highly acclaimed Daughter of Fortune. Recounted... View more info

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Zorro: A Novel

By: Allende, Isabel; Peden, Margaret Sayers

Price: $15.00

Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200693


First edition. English text. Near fine. Near Fine. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 390 pp. English text. A swashbuckling adventure story that reveals for the first time how Diego de la Vega became the masked man we all know so well. Born in southern California late in the eighteenth century, he is a child of two worlds. Diego de la Vega's father is an aristocratic Spanish military man turned landowner; his mother, a Shoshone warrior. Diego... View more info

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The Masters of the Peaks: A Story of the Great North Woods (French and Indian War Series)

By: Altsheler, Joseph A.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Appleton-Century: 1946

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2260639


Reprint. Quarter-size surface tear to jacket front, jacket edges rubbed, jacket lightly foxed (more so on reverse), front jacket flap price clipped, page ridges lightly foxed. 1946 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 310 pp. It is laid in the period of the French and Indian War, just after the colonists' first big victory at Lake George, and it pictures their subsequent struggles with Montcalm. The book ends with the massacre of Fort William Henry. ... View more info

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The Blood of Flowers: A Novel

By: Amirrezvani, Anita

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Back Bay Books: 2008

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2265844


Light toning to page ridge. 2008 Trade Paperback. In 17th-century Iran, a 14-year-old woman believes she will be married within the year. But when her beloved father dies, she and her mother find themselves alone and without a dowry. With nowhere else to go, they are forced to sell the brilliant turquoise rug the young woman has woven to pay for their journey to Isfahan, where they will work as servants for her uncle, a rich rug designer in the court of the legendary Sha... View more info

King of Ys: Gallicenae (Volume II)

By: Anderson, Poul & Karen

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Baen Books: 1987

Seller ID: 1305443


Spine lightly creased. 1987 Mass Market Paperback. Volume II of one of the great epic fantasies of this decade. Set in the misty time between the fall of the Roman Empire and the rise of our own age, Roma Mater chronicled the coming of Gratillonius, the Roman Prefect who became a King. Book II, Gallicenae, is the story of his nine queens, and penetrates to the very heart of the legend. View more info

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The Perfect Tribute

By: Andrews, Mary Raymond Shipman

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Charles Scriber's Sons: 1931

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2263117


Half-circle stain on jacket front, a few small spots on jacket rear, jacket lightly rubbed. A Woman's Philosophy clipping laid in. 1931 Small Hard Cover. 47 pp. ...another Lincoln story by Mrs. Andrews... The story is founded on the real incident of Lincoln's kindness to a drummer-boy. Sixty years later that kindness was passed on and was a tribute to the Great Heart which always had sympathy with the sorrows of childhood. View more info

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Three Girls Lost

By: Andrews, Robert D.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1528178


First edition. No jacket. Boards rubbed, pages toned. 1930 Hard Cover. 284 pp. 7 1/2 x 5 1/4. Inspiration for the Western film starring John Wayne. View more info

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The Beothuk Saga

By: Assiniwi, Bernard

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Thomas Dunne: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2206969


First edition. Jacket faintly rubbed. 2002 Hard Cover. This astounding novel fully deserves to be called a saga. It begins a thousand years ago in the time of the Vikings in Newfoundland. It is crammed with incidents of war and peace, with fights to the death and long nights of lovemaking, and with accounts of the rise of local clan chiefs and the silent fall of great distant empires. Out of the mists of the past it sweeps forward eight hundred years, to the lonely death... View more info

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The Last Blossom on the Plum Tree

By: Astor, Brooke

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Random House: 1986

Seller ID: 1298193


Sticker on front dust jacket panel. Very Good. 1986 Hard Cover. 244 pp. The year is 1928. The stock market is booming. Hoover is in the White House, Josephine Baker is in the Cotton Club. And in a fast-paced scenario that raced from luncheon at the Ritz to champagne at the Savoy, from Manhattan's luxurious town houses to Portofino's sunny shores, Irma Shrewsbury and Emily Codway - each in her own way - encounter life's 'last plum blossom.' View more info

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The Plains of Passage

By: Auel, Jean M.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Bantam: 1991

Seller ID: 2203045


Spine creased. 1991 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. With her companion, Jondalar, Ayla sets out on her most dangerous and daring journey--away from the welcoming hearths of The Mammoth Hunters and into the unknown. Their odyssey spans a beautiful but sparsely populated and treacherous continent, the windswept grasslands of Ice Age Europe, casting the pair among strangers. View more info

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Emma

By: Austen, Jane

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1985

Seller ID: 1529607


1985 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. As daughter of the richest, most important man in the small provincial village of Highbury, Emma Woodhouse is firmly convinced that it is her right--perhaps even her 'duty' -- to arrange the lives of others. Considered by most critics to be Austen's most technically brilliant achievement, 'Emma' sparkles with ironic insights into self-deception, self-discovery, and the interplay of love and power. View more info

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Sanditon

By: Austen, Jane; Another Lady

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1975

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2265780


Book club edition. Jacket and fore-edge lightly foxed. Related newspaper clipping laid in. 1975 Hard Cover. 329, [1] pp. 8vo. Charlotte the Heywood, captivating heroine of Sanditon, is smart, beautiful, and in search of a husband. As in all of Austen's novels, however, the road to matrimony is littered with obstacles: Charlotte must escape the clutches of an insufferable suitor, deal with the fortune-hunting schemes of the reigning local dowager, and outsmart a bevy of a... View more info

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Orphan Hero: A Novel of the Civil War

By: Babb, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Yucca: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2157294


First Edition. An exceptional copy. Fine. 2015 Hard Cover. Told by his stepmother that he alone had been responsible for the death of his mother, abandoned by the earlier departure of his father for the California 1849 goldfields, and threatened with being locked in a cage with his stepmother’s psychotic brother, eight-year-old Benjamin Franklin “B .F.” Windes decides to abandon home and trail his father’s path. Thus begins a trip of constant struggle with diseas... View more info

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The Black Flower: A Novel of the Civil War

By: Bahr, Howard

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Picador: 1997

Seller ID: 2206464


Light sticker adhesive to rear wrapper. 1997 Trade Paperback. 266 pp. The Black Flower is the gripping Story of a young Confederate rifleman named Bushrod Carter. When Bushrod is wounded, he is taken to a makeshift hospital where he comes under the care of Anna, who has already lost two potential romances to battle. Bushrod and Anna's attempt to forge a bond n the midst of pathos and horror is a powerful reminder that the war that divided America will not vanish quietly ... View more info

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The Black Flower: A Novel of the Civil War

By: Bahr, Howard

Price: $6.00

Publisher: The Nautical & Aviation Publishing Company of America: 2012

Seller ID: 2206465


Sticker to rear wrapper. 2012 Trade Paperback. 266 pp. This powerful story of a young rifleman's agony during the Battle of Franklin in 1864 ranks with the foremost novels of the Civil War. It has already won praise for it's originality and power in the New York Times Book Review, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, Southern Living and many other journals. The black flower symbolizes the rifleman's sense of doom in the midst of Union cannons firing upon John Bell Ho... View more info