Historical Fiction

Historical Fiction

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1 Blos, Joan W. Brothers of the Heart: A Story of the Old Northwest 1837-1838 (SIGNED copy)
New York, New York, U.S.A. Atheneum 1985 0684184524 / 9780684184524 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine SIGNED & Inscribed By Author
Crisp, beautiful copy. no tears or chips, no price clip and handsome in brand new mylar cover. Book itself is without fault and jacket nearly so -- just toning to white portion of jacket at back SIGNED and inscribed on half title page thus "With best wishes to ---- from Joanb Blos, '87." Blos, a 1980 winner of the coveted Newbery for A Gathering of Days, here tells the story of the Fiddler's crippled son who after a fight with his father runs away into the Michigan wilderness where he is befriended by an elderly Ottawa Indian woman who becomes his teacher. 162 pages. sIGNED copy of A Gathering of Days likewise available. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Second Eden; A Novel Based Upon the Early Settlement of Oregon, de Lespinasse, Cobie
2 de Lespinasse, Cobie Second Eden; A Novel Based Upon the Early Settlement of Oregon
Boston The Christopher Publishign House 1951 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good-plus 
Book itself has pristine light green boards sporting a handsome beveled edge to front and bright gilt printing to face and spine. Only faults are light toning at gutters front and back and a very small bump to lower back corner. Jacket is clean with small chips to lower corners, a few small edge tears and light toning to spine. Looks most handsome in brand new mylar cover. 338 pages. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Naked Risk (1st Ed,.Author Pamphlet Laid-in), DeMarest, Phyllis Gordon
3 DeMarest, Phyllis Gordon The Naked Risk (1st Ed,.Author Pamphlet Laid-in)
Garden City, New York Doubleday 1954 First Edition Stated Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
Very nice, clean book, tightly bound. No names or writing other than former owner's handsome bookplate affixed to front pastedown. There are no bumps to boards, no creasing, and retains its very handsome dustjacket. Jacket has not been price-clipped and sports only minfor defects -- a couple tiny tears to top of spine and a tiny spot of wear to upper corners. Looks very nice in brand new mylar. Book includes separate eight page pamphlet titled "How I Happened to Write The Naked Risk."The story is based on an American tragedy which took place in New York City involving Horace Greeley, Edwin Booth and Henry Ward Beecher amogn others. Book measures6" x 8-3.4" and has 377 pages. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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Restless is the River, Derleth, August
4 Derleth, August Restless is the River
New York Charles Scribners Sons 1939 First Edition Very Good Very Good 
Nicely kept book from a collector. Book itself is clean and tightly bound with no names or writing. The dustjacket has not been price-clipped and has no tears. Looks handsome in brand new mylar.There's a small chip ro upper front corner next to spine. another smalll one to lower right corner and a bit of soil that proved imepervious to a document pad. This is historical fiction which begins in Hungary and ultimately to Wisconsin. The author also wrote "Wind Over Wisconsin" which we also have. Book has 514 pages 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Lakeland Chronicles; A Novel, Fahel, A.A.
5 Fahel, A.A. The Lakeland Chronicles; A Novel
Indiana Self-published 2006 First Printing Soft Cover New SIGNED by Author
Crisp, BRAND NEW copy, signed by Indiana author inside front cover. Tells the story of two prodigals who meet on a train -- one bound for a wedding, the other a funeral. Little do they know that they are the center of a web of connectivity that runs back centuries into the history, mystery, and mythology of Lakeland, Indiana. 319 pages. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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6 Henty, G.A. Bonnie Prince Charlie: A Tale of Fontenoy & Culloden
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A. PrestonSpeed Publications 2003 1887159541 / 9781887159548 Hard Cover Fine No DJ, As Issued 
Crisp, BRAND NEW book. Red boards with gilt to face and spine. Nice black and white photograoh of Henty at frontis. Henty once again turns his pen to history with this engrossing novel of Scotland. 290 pages. Nicely illustrated with full page black and white art by Gordon Browne. Numerous Henty novels available. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7 Henty, G.A. Both Sides the Border; A Tale of Hotspur and Glendower
Mill Hall, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. PrestonSpeed Publications 2002 1931587213 / 9781931587211 Hard Cover Fine No DJ, as Issued 
Crisp BRAND NEW book with bright gilt printing to face and spine. Green cloth boards show a few errant gilt marks from printing. Illustrated throughout by Ralph Peacock. Portrait of author at frontis. 342 pages set in 15th century England. Numerous Henty titles available. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8 Henty, G.A. By Sheer Pluck
PrestonSpeed Publications 2005 1887159770 / 9781887159777 Reprint Hard Cover New (slightly hurt) No DJ, as Issued 
Crisp BRAND NEW book which inurred a a small scratch to front cover. Otherise brown boards arecrisp and clean with bright gilt. Illustrated throughout by Gordon Browne. Portrait of author at frontis. An historical novel set on th Gold Coast of Africa during the Ashanti War. 260 pages. Numerous Henty titles available. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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9 Henty, G.A. The Tiger of Mysore: A Story of the War With Tippoo Saib
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A. PrestonSpeed Publications 2003 1887159908 / 9781887159906 Hard Cover New No DJ, As Issued 
Crisp, BRAND NEW book. Red boards with gilt to face and spine. Nice black and white photograoh of Henty at frontis. Henty once again turns his pen to history with this engrossing novel of India. 343 pages. Nicely illustrated with full page black and white art by W.H. Margetson. Numerous Henty novels available. 
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10 Henty, G.A. Wulf the Saxon: A Story of the Norman Conquest
Mill Hall, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. PrestonSpeed Publications 1998 1887159177 / 9781887159173 Hard Cover Fine No DJ, as Issued 
Crisp BRAND NEW book with bright gilt printing to face and spine. Green cloth boards.. Illustrated throughout by Ralph Peacok. Portrait of author at frontis. An historical novel of the Norman conquest. 361 pages. Numerous Henty titles available. 
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Jorgen Lykke;  Rigens Sidste Ridder (Three Parts in One Volume 1942), Jensen, Thrit (Maria Kirstine Dorothea Jensen)
11 Jensen, Thrit (Maria Kirstine Dorothea Jensen) Jorgen Lykke; Rigens Sidste Ridder (Three Parts in One Volume 1942)
Denmark Kobenhavn 1942 Later Printing Hard Cover Near Fine No DJ, as Issued 
Very clean, tightly bound book written in the DANISH language. Half leather with handsome black author and title boxes affixed to spine. Rest of binding is paper over boards. Paper has worn at outer and bottom edges as well as at areas on face, but is pristine inside. Contains all three parts in one volume. An historical novel which spans the reign of five Danish kings from King Han to Frederick II. Book was originally published in 1931. Its author was the winner of the Holberg Medal in 1940. 
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12 Johnston, Terry C. Cry of the Hawk
Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A. Bantam Dell Pub Group 1992 0553089366 / 9780553089363 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good SIGNED & Inscribed By Author
Very nice, clean book with no bumps to boards and no tears, chips, or price-clip to dustjacket which has been protected by brand new mylar cover. SIGNED and Inscribed by author thus on half title page: "Especially for my new friend ----, Against these far hills hear the echo of hoofbeats, a solitary horseman racing against the last of his days ridden upon the wind! T. Johnston 25, February, 1997" The first book of the trilogy about frontiersman, Jonah Hook. Also available are the other two volumes Winter Rain and Dream Catcher, also in signed first editions. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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13 Johnston, Terry C. Winter Rain
New York Bantam Dell Pub Group 1993 0553095080 / 9780553095081 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good SIGNED & Inscribed By Author
Very nice, clean book with no bumps to boards and no tears, chips, or price-clip to dustjacket which has been protected by brand new mylar cover. SIGNED and Inscribed by author thus on half title page: "Especially for my friend ----, Into the unmapped regions of the heart gallops a lone horseman searchign seasons without end for that day a mute God has long denied him!! T. Johnston 25, February, 1997" The second book of the trilogy about frontiersman, Jonah Hook. Also available are the other two volumes Cry of the Hawk and Dream Catcher, also in signed first editions. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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To Have and To Hold, Johnston. Mary
14 Johnston. Mary To Have and To Hold
Boston Highton Mifflin 1900 Fist Edition in Book Form Hard Cover Very Good No DJ 
Very nice book, tightly bound and clean. There is a bt of rubbing to front floral design and a few little light spots on top and bottom of spine which still retains both bands. Gilt on spine is very readable too. This novel, Johnston's second, was a bestseller when ut came out in boos form in 1900 after having been serialzed in 1899 in the Atlantic Monthly magazine. In 1916 it was made into a movie. Book is illsutrated throughout with full page illustrations by several artists -- Howard Pyle, E.B. Thompson, A.W. Betts, and Emlen McConnell. Book measures 5-1/4" x 8" and has 403 pages. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Master and Commander (Aubry/Maturin Novels 17 Volumes), O'Bryan, Patrick
15 O'Bryan, Patrick Master and Commander (Aubry/Maturin Novels 17 Volumes)
U.S.A. W. W. Norton & Company 1990 0393307050 / 9780393307054 Later Printings Soft Cover Fine/Very Good 
Beautiful 17 volume set minus the last four books. All are clean, brigh ,and gently read by former owner. A highly regarded historical, seafaring series. The set is comprised of 17 volumes and covers over two decades of the author's work. Titles, in consecutive order are: Master and Commander; Post Captain; H.M.S. Surprise; The Mauritus Command; The Fortune of War; Desolation Island;The Surgeon Mate; The Ionian Mission; Treason's Harbour; The Far Side of the World; The Reverse of the Medal; The Letter of Marque; The thirteen gun Salute; The Nutmeg of Consolation; The Truelove; The Wine-Dark Sea; and The Commodore. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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16 Wilder, Laura Ingalls Little House Books (Complete Set, 9 Volumes)
New York Harper Trophy 1971 0064400100 First Harper Trophy Printing Soft Cover Very Good in VG Slipcase 
Books are clean and nice with no names or writing and no spine creases. Only fault is to one book, the first in the seriers, which shows two creases to outer corners of front cover. All are handsome in original slipcase. Pages likewise clean as a whistle, as are exterior page edges. Altogether a lovely set of these nostalgic childhood favorites. Titles include Little House On The Prairie, Little House in the Big Woods, On The Banks of Plum Creek, By the Shores of Silver Lake, The Long Winter, Farmer Boy, These Happy Golden Years, Little Town on the Prairie, and The First Four Years. Ma, Pa, Mary, Laura, and the rest of the characters are just waiting to be rediscovered! 
Price: 30.00 USD
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