Published by Harmony Books (Crown Publishers), New York, 1992
Trade Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Ist U.S paperback Edition. 422 pp. with moderate thumbing and corner curling, but spine is uncreased. Light to moderate wear, text clean. First novel by Lawrence Norfolk. In eighteenth-century London, protagonist John Lempriere works feverishly on a dictionary of classical mythology. While doing so, he discovers a conspiracy against his family dating back 150 years. The characters include scholars and eccentrics, drunken aristocrats, whores and assassins, and octogenarian pirates. A rich feast of historical fiction that explores the great voyages of discovery and the financial scheming that set them in motion. Size: 8vo-- 9 in Tall.
Seller Inventory # 007018
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, NY ., 2000
Cloth. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). 212 pp. Nearly new, no markings, brown cloth. Some wear to dj. Updike revisits "Hamlet," giving an expanded portrait of the Danish royal couple in this piece of historical fiction about a dysfunctional family caught between pagan barbarism and the first stirrings of Renaissance humanism. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Seller Inventory # 002343
Published by Simon & Schuster, NY, 2001
Trade Paperback. Condition: Good. First Edition. 396 pp. Slight edgewear, text slightly thumbed. Dampstain upper right corner.no markings, no spine creases. Proof version of a historical romance about a young woman in the 19th century who marries an older, taciturn general and goes off with him to the Wild West for adventures with Indians. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Seller Inventory # 003496
Published by Rinehart & Co., NY, 1948
Cloth. Condition: Good +. No Jacket. 458 pp. Water spotting along right edge of cover, spine browned, binding firm. No markings. A historical novel, third in a series, about migration to Pennsylvania's western frontier. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Seller Inventory # 001514
Published by Doubleday & Co., Garden City, N.Y., 1971
Cloth. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 418 pp., spine slanted, Ex-library stampings but lightly circulated. Edited and introduction by Neal F. Morrison. An unusual, somewhat bizarre history of the Cold War in fictionalized form, with imaginary conversations of world leaders, written by a one-time undersecretary of state who suffered a nervous breakdown before completing the work. His aim was to provide a history from the perspective of the participant-observer. He claimed his work was based on 40-plus volumes of notes collected from leaders and their functionaries, including aides and servants. His onetime aide, Prof. Neal F. Morrison, cautions that none of the quotes can be authenticated. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Seller Inventory # 000853
Published by Free Press, NY, 1997
Cloth & Boards. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 194 pp. As new, remains of price sticker on dj. Text clean. A historical novel based on the 1914 murder trial of Leo Frank in Georgia, considered a landmark case of anti-Semitism. Size: 8vo -8.75 in.
Seller Inventory # 009837
Published by NY: Scribner Paperback (Simon & Schuster), 1997, NY, 1997
Trade Paperback. Condition: Near Fine. 5th Printing. Trade Paperback. Near Fine. 5th Printing. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 281 pp. Nearly new, no spine crease, no markings. This historical novel re-creates Anne Boleyn's life as discovered in a diary found by her daughter, Elizabeth I. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Seller Inventory # 003404
Published by Ballantine Books, NY, 2001
Trade Paperback. Condition: Very Good. 11th Printing. 439 pp. Light rippling ofabout 20 rear pages. Txt OK. Binding firm, no markings. Includes a 10-page interview with the author. A historical thriller about a Jewish boxer who is a sort of bounty hunter in the rough and tumble financial world of 18th century London. The hero uncovers a stock fraud as he investigates his father's death. Marketed as a "New York Times Notable Book" with a laudatory cover blurb by Times reviewer Christopher Lehmann-Haupt. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Seller Inventory # 009728
Published by William Morrow, NY, 1970
Cloth & Boards. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. 243 pp. Jacket heavily chipped, soiled, tape on 2 tears. Black cloth, soiled white board cover. Colored end papers. Text clean and bright. A Sixties period novel about 4 rich white Americans who get caught up in black separatist movements in various parts of America. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Seller Inventory # 001648
Published by Farrar, Strauss & Co., NY, 1948
Cloth. Condition: Good. No Jacket. 2nd Printing. 378 pp. Light rubbing along spine corners and edges. Light spine slant. Front hinge cracked, binding still firm. Size: 8vo -- 9 in Tall.
Seller Inventory # 010266
Published by Dutton (Penguin Books), NY, 2001
Cloth & Boards. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First U.S. Edition. 260 pp. Front endpaper with inscription mostly sliced out. Rest of book intact and like new. No markings. Half-title and title pages are present. A young woman hairdresser emigates from London to Palestine in 1946 and enters the swirling world of Zionism. Sunday Independent dj blurb: "Full of sharp humore, complex ironies and an acute eye for cultural clashes, this is a superb coming-of-age novel." Winner of the Orange Prize for fiction. Size: 8vo -- 8.75 in Tall.
Seller Inventory # 005406
Published by NY: Scribner, 2000, NY, 2000
Boards. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. Boards. Fine/Near Fine. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 317 PP. Nearly new, Remainder slash mark on bottom edge. A fictionalized account of the attempt to assassinate John Paul II. This is based on Szulc's research of CIA document, files of the French Secret Service, Interpol, etc. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Seller Inventory # 003196
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, NY, 1988
Cloth Tape & Boards. Condition: Good +. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition Stated. 293 pp. Ex-library, with 1 front endpaper cut out, and one red "discard" stamping on preliminary page. Otherwise clean. Mylar protector. Historical novel about a German youth who trains with the SS and finds himself in the Battle of the Bulge. Young author toured WW 1 battlefields and lived in Germany before holding newspaper jobs in Providence RI and New Haven, Conn. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In.
Seller Inventory # 010027
Published by AmErica House, Baltimore, 2002
Trade Paperback. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 189 pp. Cover curled, a few pages of text thumbed. Otherwise clean. No creases on spine. A scarce copy of a recently published historical romance set in the hills of eastern Tennessee during the Civil War. Katy, a 16-year-old farm girl, helps a wounded soldier and incurs her family's wrath. She leaves home and becomes a nurse and a single mother in the midst of wartime strife. Author Kitty Maiden said the book grew out of research on her ancestors. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Seller Inventory # 002525
Published by Matanzas Press, St. Augustine, FL., 2004
Trade Papeback. Condition: Very Good. 1st Paperback Edition. 321 pp. Curled cover, acetate along edges of cover crinkled. Previous owner's stamp on preliminary page. No other markings. Binding sturdy, no spine creasing. A historical novel about St. Augustine in 1942, as the resort town struggles with racial tensions, coastal surveillance by German U-boats and concerns about its tourism. Author has background as a writer for various federal and state agencies. Size: 8vo -- 9 in Tall.
Seller Inventory # 009946
Published by Henry Holt & Co., NY, 1998
Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. Reprint. No markings. Spine of paperback faintly creased . . A naval classic, first published in 1836, about an English lad learning discipline when he joins the British Navy during the Napoleonic Wars. Based on the early naval career of Lord Thomas Cochrane. Part of the Heart of Oak Sea Classics series. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall.
Seller Inventory # 131209056
Published by Sun Dial Press, Garden City NY, 1942
Cloth. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Reprint. 694 pp. Light fading to spine. Previous owner's name on fep corner. Light foxing on end papers, two penny-sized brownish spots on title page and opposite. Text clean and relatively bright. Spine edges bumped. Historical fiction that relates the sagas of coastal merchants in Norfolk, Boston and Bermuda during colonial times. Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall.
Seller Inventory # 0503003766
Published by Albert & Charles Boni, NY, 1930
Cloth. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Poor. First Edition. 162 pp. Jacket in two pieces with spine missing. Previous owner's name on orange endpaper. Brownish stain on lower edge. Gilt titling still bright. Text clean, set in 3-inch-wide block with wide margins all around. Based on a comedy by Terence. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall.
Seller Inventory # 009984
Published by NY: Atria Books (Simon & Schuster), 2004, NY, 2004
Boards. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. Boards. Fine/Fine. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 338 pp. As new, no markings, firm binding, clean. A historical novel about the fatal stabbing of Christopher Marlowe in 1593, an event that becomes linked to a mysterious letter that surfaces in modern New York. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Seller Inventory # 003476
Published by Metropolitan Press, Portland Oregon, 1966
Trade Paper. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Unread, slight creasing on front cover along the spine and along bottom section of rear cover; rubbing on spine edge. 199 pp. Maps. The pages have been incompletely trimmed so a reader will need to use a knife, letter opener or razor blade to separate some of the pages. An historical novel based on the lives of 19th century settlers seeking gold along the coastal hills of southwestern Oregon. Size: 8vo-- 9 in Tall.
Seller Inventory # 0503003874
Published by Breitkopf and Hartel, Leipzig, 1899
Cloth. Condition: Good +. No Jacket. 104 pp. Moderate wear with several rubbed spots front cover, mostly along top edge and lower fore edge. Rear upper corner also rubbed. Some fading to upper portion of spine, but titling still intact. Attrractive scrollwork decoration largely intact on red cloth, central title area in gilt. Binding firm, slight concave bowing of boards. Decorative endpapers. Text very clean and mostly bright, pale yellowing along outer margins. No writing or markings. A tale of Nordic historical fiction, published in German, some of it in archaic, poetical Middle High German. Published for advanced students of the German language. Most copies on the market today are print-on-demand reprints. This is an early original edition but lacks illustrations. Dahn was a noted 19th century law professor who wrote romanticized history and historical fiction, mostly dealing with the fall of the Roman empire and ensuring tribal warfare. Some of his ideas became embedded in a nationalistic philosophy that later fed Nazi mythology. Size: 16mo - 6 in Tall.
Seller Inventory # 005973
Published by Forgotten Books, 2012
Trade Papeback. Condition: Near Fine. Modern Reprint. 364 pp. Nearly new, lightly thumbed. No markings. A "digitally remastered" facsimile reprint of the 1798 original edition of this fanciful historical novel of America's earliest years of European discovery and settlement. It recounts the saga of Christopher Columbus's granddaughter and succeeding generations. An example of the "domestic melodrama" genre of the 1700s. The reprint preserves 18th century typography with the letter "s" resembling the letter "f" in modern fonts. Size: 8vo -- 9 in Tall.
Seller Inventory # 010223