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Ghosts from the Coast - A Collection of Twelve Stories from Georgetown County, South Carolina

By: Bolick, Julian Stevenson

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Clinton, South Carolina, The Presses of Jacobs Brothers: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004168

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


xvii + 158 pp, 24 illustrations, red boards with gold lettering. Spine slightly slanted, corners bumped, a little edge wear. Original owner's name stamped on front end paper and fore edge, along with gift inscrip. from them 20 years later. Jacket shows a little darkening, some edge wear and a couple small closed tears, a small chip missing at top of spine, and a 2" tear to front cover starting close to bottom of spine. Stated limited edition, although the copy number... View more info

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Imperial Woman

By: Buck, Pearl S.

Price: $5.95

Publisher: New York, The John Day Company: 1956

Edition: Apparent First Edition

Seller ID: 003312

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Spine somewhat slanted, boards somewhat scuffed w/ a faint waterstain ring. A few pages dogeared. Text is clean and unmarked.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Saints

By: Card, Orson Scott

Price: $6.50

Publisher: New York, Tor Books: 1988

Seller ID: 006118

ISBN: 0812535219

Condition: Very Good


Spine somewhat curved and lightly creased, minor bumping. A nice, tight, attractive copy. "When ten-year-old Dinah Kirkham saw her father leaving in the middle of the night, she asked when he would be back. 'Soon,' he said. On that night in 1829, John Kirkham built the foundation of his daughter's certainty that the only person she could ever really trust was herself. From that day forward, Dinah worked to support her family, remaining fiercely devoted to thei... View more info

The Wild, Unwilling Wife

By: Cartland, Barbara

Price: $5.95

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton & Co: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003279

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Very minor shelfwear. DJ has very minor edgewear w/ one tiny tear. A little yellowing at pastedown. A clean, unmarked, attractive copy. "Alvaric Verne was on safari in the heart of Africa when he received a letter written six months earlier. Informed that his uncle and cousin had been killed in a carriage accident, Verne is summoned to England to assume his title as the 11th Lord Verhnam. When Verne arrives in the spring of 1825 he discovers that the duties ... View more info

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Captain Ebony (Dell # D125)

By: Cochran, Hamilton

Price: $6.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Dell Publishing: 1943

Seller ID: 001903

Condition: Good


Spine well creased, slanted. Covers somewhat creased, corners bumped, some edge wear/chipping. Back cover scuffed up somewhat. Yellowing. No publication date listed. "In treacherous West Indian waters the notorious 'Captain Ebony' plied a dangerous trade-smuggling slaves. Here, too, he sailed a dangerous course between two beautiful women."; 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall View more info

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The Tontine, Vol. II

By: Costain, Thomas B.

Price: $11.50

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday & Company: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004075

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Spine somewhat slanted, corners slightly bumped. DJ has edgewear with a 1 1/2" chip/tear approx. mid-spine, a few small chips along edge , with a 1/2" chip at top of spine. A clean, attractive copy. "The story of a tontine ( a strange and enticing form of gamble, part lottery, part insurance) begins with th4e day when the battle of Waterloo was fought and ends when the nineteenth century was drawing to a close. It is above everything else, therefore, a ... View more info

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Cross and Crescent

By: Crosby, Rodney; Schwartz, Susan

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, NY, Tom Doherty Associates, LLC: 1999

Edition: First Trade Paperback

Seller ID: 001420

ISBN: 0312868073

Condition: Very Good


Covers a bit creased, corners bumped, including a few pages. Some small stains along the fore edge that don't extend to pages. "Once Byzantium was the meeting place of East and West, the Holy City where subtle princes, rich merchants, and scheming priests built great monuments to the glory of God and their own ambition. But now, after centuries of power, the Imperial throne is in danger. The forces of Islam have captured Jerusalem, Christianity's holiest city, an... View more info

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Two for the Lions (a Marcus Didius Falco mystery)

By: Davis, Lindsey

Price: $13.50

Publisher: New York, Mysterious Press: 1998

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 006078

ISBN: 0892966939

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


DJ has very slight wear at spine ends. A bright, attractive copy. "Nothing's certain except death and taxes. Catching tax evaders for the Emperor Vespasian looks like a plum position for Marcus Didius Falco, who has teamed up with his old boss, Anacrites, the crotchety chief spy of Rome. Soon, however, Falco is bogged down in bureaucracy, stuck at his stylus, and longing for a good murder to investigate. He gets one when someone kills Leonidas, the Empire's o... View more info

The White Witch of Rosehall

By: De Lisser, Herbert G.

Price: $8.95

Publisher: London, Ernest Benn Limited: 1968

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 006835

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


Black cloth with white lettering, 255 pp. Spine slanted, corners bumped, slight edge wear. Jacket is in new Brodart, some edge wear with a couple small tears to top edge, some chipping at all corners and along flap creases. Overall a nice copy. "A very striking and curious story, founded on fact, of the West Indies of the early nineteenth century. Robert Rutherford is sent to the Islands to learn the planter's business from the bottom. He becomes an overseer at R... View more info

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The Waterworks

By: Doctorow, E. L.

Price: $7.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Random House, Incorporated: 1994

Edition: First Trade Edition

Seller ID: 001513

ISBN: 0394587545

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Corners slightly bumped, a couple pages creased from being paper clipped together. Red marker stripe on top edge (remainder mark?). Pages clean and bright. The book is set in a post-Civil War New York City of the 1870s with maimed veterans begging in the streets, the Tweed Ring & conspicuous wealth glittering among mass misery. Young Martin Pemberton, a newspaper freelancer, encounters an old man who he recognizes as his supposedly dead & buried father. While searchi... View more info

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Hungry Hill

By: Du Maurier, Daphne

Price: $7.25

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday, Doran, & Company, Inc.: 1943

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002814

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Corners bumped, one chipped, edgewear especially along spine, blue boards which show some soiling, front board beginning to puul away from spine at half-title page, edges darkened, text has occasional foxing but is clean and unmarked. The story of a family in Ireland which spans the time from 1820 to 1920, beginning with Copper John and ending with John-Henry.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Year Of The French

By: Flanagan, Thomas

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston: 1979

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 003719

ISBN: 0030445914

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Spine slightly slanted. Maps on pastedowns & free endpapers of County Mayo and Ireland. DJ shows slight shelfwear and a 1/2" tear. A bright, attractive copy. "The year is 1798, when a band of determined, romantic Irishmen rise up in County Mayo against their English rulers. The French, secure in the success of their own revolution, decide to come to the aid of the Irish, less for the sake of an ideal than to harass the English. Out of a minor historical ep... View more info

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Lusty Wind for Carolina

By: Fletcher, Inglis

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Philadelphia, The Blakiston Company: 1945

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 005720

Condition: Good in Fair dust jacket


470 pp. Brown boards with dark brown lettering. Scuff mark at top of spine, edgewear at bottom, corners a little bumped, 1/4" chips at top of spine. DJ in protective Brodart plastic wrap. DJ has shallow chips at spine and flap ends, edgewear along ends, flaps and spine, starting to detach at front of spine. Text is clean and unmarked. "Three streams of action interweave as through colorful scene after colorful scene the full river of the narrative rolls on... View more info

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Queen's Gift

By: Fletcher, Inglis

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill Company: 1952

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 005721

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


384 pp. Blue boards with purple lettering along spine. Corners very slightly bumped with minor edgewear. DJ in protective Brodart cover. DJ has shallow chipping at spine and flap ends, with minor edgewear. Text is clean and unmarked. "This is the seventh novel in Inglis Fletcher's celebrated Carolina series, and the keystone volume in her large design to compass in story the 200 years history of North Carolina from first settlement to ratification of the Con... View more info

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Bennett's Welcome

By: Fletcher, Inglis

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill Company: 1950

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 005727

Condition: Very Good- in Fair dust jacket


451 pp. The Cavalier Limited Edition (a first edition) signed by the author. Dark blue boards with gold lettering. Spine somewhat slanted, small spot on front board. Front and back pastedowns show the James and York Rivers at the Chesapeake Bay with the five main characters of the book: Nicholas, Bennett, Kathryn, Richard and Sibyl. PO name on free endpaper, DJ in protective Brodart plastic wrap. DJ has 4" tear at back of spine, chipping along edges, and some ... View more info

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Lusty Wind for Carolina

By: Fletcher, Inglis

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Bobbs-Merrill Company: 1944

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 006191

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


509 pp. Blue cloth boards with rubbed gold lettering. Some edgewear, corners bumped and worn, dent at top edge, PO name inside. Stated limited edition -- Clarendon Edition. Signed by author on limitation page. Text is clean and unmarked. "Three streams of action interweave as through colorful scene after colorful scene the full river of the narrative rolls on. There is the struggle of Robert Fountaine's colony against loneliness, against the terror of the deep ... View more info

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Queen's Gift

By: Fletcher, Inglis

Price: $3.95

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1973

Seller ID: 006992

Condition: Good


496 pp. Spine somewhat creased and slanted, corners bumped or creased, minor edge wear and darkening, a few pages with small dent to leading edge. Some yellowing but text is clean and unmarked. A solid reading copy. "This is the seventh novel in Inglis Fletcher's celebrated Carolina series, and the keystone volume in her large design to compass in story the 200 years history of North Carolina from first settlement to ratification of the Constitution. The year is... View more info

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Toil of the Brave

By: Fletcher, Inglis

Price: $3.95

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1971

Seller ID: 006993

Condition: Good


548 pp, spine somewhat creased and slanted, corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing, reading crease and a little creasing to front cover. Some yellowing but text is clean and unmarked. A solid copy. Sixth novel in Inglis Fletcher's 'Carolinas' series. "1779. Family against family. The powerful proprietors of the Albemarle estates in the Carolinas are bitterly divided as Washington rights the greatest revolution in history. Reflected in the mirror of h... View more info

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The Scotswoman

By: Fletcher, Inglis

Price: $4.25

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: 1974

Seller ID: 006994

Condition: Good


532 pp, spine somewhat creased and slanted, corners creased, minor edge wear and darkening, a little creasing to front cover. Some yellowing but text is clean and unmarked. A good reading copy. "They came as refugees through an arduous journey marked by private passions and political power struggles - only to find new hardships in a young land. "Eighth in a prize-winning series about the early days of North Carolina, this is the story of the remarkable F... View more info

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Bennett's Welcome

By: Fletcher, Inglis

Price: $14.75

Publisher: Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill Company: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006995

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


451 pp. This is a first edition (stated) that has been rebound by the library in orange patterned boards. Ex-library, of course, with the usual stamps markings, and pocket residue. Boards show a little shelf wear and a sunned spine. Interior is a bit tanned, but text is clean and unmarked. A good reading copy. "This is Inglis Fletcher's sixth Carolina novel and with it her large design becomes apparent. In the seven book series which began with Raleigh's Eden an... View more info