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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 York... View more info

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Chingo Smith of the Erie Canal

By: Adams, Samuel Hopkins

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Random House: 1958

Seller ID: 2266783


Ex-library copy, rebound. No jacket, pocket mark on front endpaper, pencil note on rear paste-down endpaper. 1958 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 275 pp. Story about Erie canal and a man who worked on it. During the early 1800s, a waif in upstate New York makes his way from odd-jobs boy in an inn to captain of a canal boat. 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 ShelfKeywords: 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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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, by th... 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 milita... 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 le... 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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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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This Was a Man: The Final Volume of The Clifton Chronicles

By: Archer, Jeffrey

Price: $9.00

Publisher: St. Martin's: 2016

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266940


First edition. An exceptional copy. 2016 Hard Cover. The sweeping saga of the Cliftons?across generations, from Europe to America, through heartache and rivalry and triumph?is about to reach its stunning conclusion. Harry Clifton’s story began in 1920, as a dock worker in England, and now he is set to write his magnum opus. As he reflects on his days, the lives of his family continue to unfold, unravel, and intertwine in ways no one could have imagined . . . 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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The Land of Painted Caves (Earth's Children Series, Book 6)

By: Auel, Jean M.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Crown Publishers: 2011

Edition: 8th Printing

Seller ID: 2268441


Eighth printing. A fine copy. 2011 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 757 pp. In this, the extraordinary conclusion of the ice-age epic series, Earth’s Children®, Ayla, Jondalar, and their infant daughter, Jonayla, are living with the Zelandonii in the Ninth Cave. Ayla has been chosen as an acolyte to a spiritual leader and begins arduous training tasks. Whatever obstacles she faces, Ayla finds inventive ways to lessen the difficulties of dai... View more info

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The Mammoth Hunters (Earth's Children, Book 3)

By: Auel, Jean M.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Crown Publishers: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2268442


First edition. A very nice copy. 1985 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 645 pp. Map illustrated endpapers. In this third and long-awaited novel in the acclaimed Earth's Children TM series, Ayla, the independent heroine of The Clan of the Cave Bear and The Valley of Horses, sets out from the valley on Whinney, the horse she tamed. With her is Jondalar, the tall, handsome, yellow-haired man she nursed back to health and came to love. Together they m... View more info

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The Plains of Passage (Earth's Children, Book 2)

By: Auel, Jean M.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Crown Publishers: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2268443


First edition. Jacket spine faintly toned, otherwise a very nice copy. 1990 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 760 pp. Map illustrated endpapers. The best-selling author of the Earth's Children series continues the epic story of Ayla, the mythical heroine of Ice Age Europe. The Plains of Passage takes Ayla and the brave Jondolar on a dangerous cross-continental odyssey in search of that place they call home. View more info

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The Valley of Horses (Earth's Children Series Book 2)

By: Auel, Jean M.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton: 1983

Seller ID: 2268464


Spine creased, a few faint spots to page ridges, crease to pages 127-128. 1983 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 571 pp. This unforgettable odyssey into the distant past carries us back to the awesome mysteries of the exotic, primeval world of The Clan of the Cave Bear, and to Ayla, now grown into a beautiful and courageous young woman. Cruelly cast out by the new leader of the ancient Clan that adopted her as a child, Ayla leaves those she l... View more info

The Shelters of Stone (Earth's Children Series)

By: Auel, Jean M.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Bantam Books: 2003

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2269083


First printing. Spine faintly creased, pages faintly toned. 2003 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xi, 896 pp. The Shelters of Stone opens as Ayla and Jondalar, along with their animal friends, Wolf, Whinney, and Racer, complete their epic journey across Europe and are greeted by Jondalar’s people: the Zelandonii. The people of the Ninth Cave of the Zelandonii fascinate Ayla. Their clothes, customs, artifacts, even their homes—forme... 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