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A Richer Wealth

By: Melton, Claude Mark

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Vantage Press: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 002310

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Spine slightly slanted, corners bumped, some edge wear, chipping. Jacket is enclosed in protective wraps and shows a little edge wear, soiling. Signed by author on front free end paper. Author's name and address written on back pastedown. "Ophelia Von Tresco, daughter of the owner of a vast South Carolina plantation, was born to immense wealth and reared in the still-living cultural traditions of the Old South. She has many suitors, among them two of exceptional endowments-Edwin, heir to riches, and Christopher, a young man of modest means. Her choice between them brings her to under... View more info

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A Time to Love and A Time to Die

By: Remarque, Erich Maria

Price: $5.90

Publisher: New York, Popular Library: 1958

Edition: First American Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 002359

Condition: Very Good


Corners bumped, slight edge wear, some rubbing, darkening, a little browning. A clean, attractive copy. The Washington Star stated: "No more extraordinary literary document has come out of the Second World War than this almost unbearably vivid novel of the final phase of Germany's frustrated march of conquest."; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

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An Infamous Army

By: Heyer, Georgette

Price: $12.75

Publisher: New York, Sourcebooks Landmark: 2007

Edition: 27th Edition

Seller ID: 8640

ISBN: 1402210078

Condition: Very Good-


Spine slightly slanted, a bit creased. Corners a bit worn, slight edge wear and rubbing, text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy. ; 7 ¾" X 9 ¾"; 492 pages; "It is remarkable that a woman should write one of the clearest and most balanced accounts of the hundred days which culminated in the Battle of Waterloo . . . A brilliant achievement." - The Daily Mail. "In the summer of 1815, with Napoleon Bonaparte marching down from the north, Brussels is a whirlwind of parties, balls and soirees. In the swirling social scene surrounding the Duke of Wellington and his nobl... View more info

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Arundel

By: Roberts, Kenneth

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday & Company: 1956

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 8527

Condition: Good in Good+ dust jacket


Black boards with gold lettering on spine, 486 pp plus listings and printing histories of other Kenneth Roberts books. Spine cocked, corners worn, minor edge wear and rubbing. Ex-library with typical stamps and markings. DJ in new Brodart, some edge wear and chipping, glue residue on flaps, light sunning. Text is clean and unmarked. Overall, a solid reading copy. ; Front pastedown is "The Abenaki Country traveled by Steven Nason and Col. Benedict Arnold's route through the Wilderness in 1775 to attack Quebec." Back pastedown is "Plan de la Ville de Quebec - 1775." ; Ex-Libr... View more info

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Autumn Bridge

By: Matsuoka, Takashi

Price: $17.00

Publisher: New York, Delacorte Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004338

ISBN: 0385336411

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


DJ has small nick near top of front flap - else near fine. Map of Japan on pastedowns/feps. A bright, attractive copy. "In the year 1311, in the highest tower of Cloud of Sparrows Castle, a beautiful woman sits by the window, watching as enemies gather below and fires spread through the night. As she calmly awaits her fate, she begins to write, carefully setting down on a scroll the secret history of the Okumichi clan. . . of the gift of prophecy they share and the extraordinary destiny that awaits them. For six centuries, these remarkable writings lay hidden - until they are uncove... 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 small tear mended with tape. Text is clean and unmarked. "This is Inglis Fletcher's sixth Carolina novel and with it... 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 and now includes Men of Albemarle, Lusty Wind for Carolina, Toil of the Brave and Roanoke Hundred, she has purposed to tell the... 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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Captain of Dragoons

By: Welch, Ronald

Price: $112.50

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1957

Edition: Twentieth Edition

Seller ID: 003842

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket


Minor edgewear and chipping, primarily at corners and top and base of spine, date on free endpaper, front board starting to separate at half-title page with webbing exposed. Attractive DJ in protective wrap has shallow chips at spine and flap ends. Overall, a nice copy. Another of Ronald Welch's stories in historical settings featuring the members of the Carey family: "Straight from victory in (a skirmish with the French cavalry in the Duke of Marlborough's summer campaign) Captain Charles Carey of Her Majesty's Dragoons is caught up in a web of intrigue and treason when he accidenta... View more info

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Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody Mystery #2)

By: Peters, Elizabeth

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Mysterious Press: 1992

Edition: Tenth Printing

Seller ID: 8709

ISBN: 0445406488

Condition: Very Good


Corners bumped, slight edge wear and rubbing. Light tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A fairly tight, attractive copy. ; Second in the Amelia Peabody Mystery series. ; Amelia Peabody; 5¾" - 6¾" Tall; 285 pages; "The joys of home and hearth are about to drive Victorian gentlewoman Amelia Peabody Emerson mad. While she and her husband, the renowned archeologist Radcliffe Emerson, dutifully go about raising their young son Ramses, she dreams only of the dust and detritus of ancient civilizations. Providentially, a damsel in distress - coupled with a promising archeo... View more info

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Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody Mystery #2)

By: Peters, Elizabeth

Price: $6.85

Publisher: New York, Mysterious Press: 2002

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 8710

ISBN: 0445406488

Condition: Very Good


Corners bumped, slight edge wear and rubbing. Light tanning but text is clean and unmarked. Owner's inscrip. On title page. A fairly tight, attractive copy. ; Mysterious Press second reissue edition, 2002. Second in the Amelia Peabody Mystery series. ; Amelia Peabody; 5¾" - 6¾" Tall; 285 pages; "The joys of home and hearth are about to drive Victorian gentlewoman Amelia Peabody Emerson mad. While she and her husband, the renowned archeologist Radcliffe Emerson, dutifully go about raising their young son Ramses, she dreams only of the dust and detritus of ancient civili... 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, and all seems lost. From the West have come Jerusalem's saviors -- the armies of Franks, Normans, and other Christians -- who a... View more info

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Emma

By: Kenyon, F. W.

Price: $5.45

Publisher: New York, Thomas Y. Crowell: 1955

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 003543

Condition: Good+ in Good dust jacket


Corners bumped, a little edge wear, chipping, some soiling to top and leading edges, browning inside covers. Jacket has some waterstains, some edge wear and chipping, some creases to front flap. A nice copy. "History has produced few women as fascinating as the auburn-haired beauty, Emma, Lady Hamilton, who captured the heart of England's greatest admiral, Lord Nelson. Warmhearted, impulsive, amoral, she distributed her favors generously, mistaking gratitude and affection for love, rising with each of her "protectors" to her ultimate position of power in the glittering court a... View more info

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Enough Good Men

By: Mercer, Charles

Price: $6.45

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Son's: 1960

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 003332

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Spine slightly slanted, minor edgewear/bumping. DJ edge somewhat sunned, chipping at ends of spine, 3" tear at back of spine. Charles Mercer writes: "’The American Revolution is an eternally contemporary story of men and their women, a few dedicated to an extraordinary struggle for freedom, the majority pursuing their own selfish goals.’ They came from all directions, the men who answered the call of the first Continental Congress for troops. There were fishermen from Marblehead, farmers from New Jersey, shopkeepers from Philadelphia, men from Delaware, Maryland and the di... View more info

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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 is not written in the appropriate spot. "The stories in this collection were told to Julian Bolick by various people... View more info

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Gold

By: White, Stewart Edward

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday, Doran, & Company, Inc.: 1913

Seller ID: 003112

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Boards somewhat soiled, corners & spine ends show a little bumping/chipping. Ex-library w/ usual stamps. Text has a few spots but is largely clean and unmarked. A fictionalized first-person account of the 1849 California gold rush.; Ex-Library; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Guardian of the Horizon (Amelia Peabody Mystery #16)

By: Peters, Elizabeth

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8692

ISBN: 0066214718

Condition: Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Ex-library with stamp on front pastedown and pocket on back end paper. Corner bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing. Jacket in new Brodart, does not appear to have been taped, a little edge wear. Overall, a nice copy. ; Sixteenth in the Amelia Peabody Mystery series. ; Amelia Peabody; Ex-Library; 7 ¾" X 9 ¾" Tall; 399 pages; "A hitherto lost journal of the indomitable Amelia Peabody has been miraculously recovered: a chronicle from one of the 'missing years' - 1907-1908 - shedding new light on an already exceptional career, a remarkable family ... And an unexpected te... View more info

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Her Mother's Daughter (2 Volume Set )

By: French, Marilyn

Price: $14.50

Publisher: New York, Summit Books: 1987

Edition: Large Print Edition

Seller ID: 006083

Condition: Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket


1557 pp., 6 pages of glossy black and white photographs. Corners somewhat bumped. DJs show a very little shelfwear. "This Large Print Book carries the seal of approval of NAVH." A bright, attractive two-volume set. A new milestone work by Marilyn French "which exposes the raw nerve of women's experience as mothers and daughters. Am enthralling narrative about the lives of four generations of women, Her Mother's Daughter is an honest and moving novel about the primal, inescapable bond between mothers and daughters. Frances is the first in a chain of women who sacrifice the... View more info

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High John the Conqueror

By: Wilson, John W.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, MacMillan Company: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005806

Condition: Very Good- in Good dust jacket


Orange boards with black lettering down spine, 165 pp. Slight spine slant, corners bumped, some edge wear, a little rubbing, small discolored spot on back cover. Jacket has some initials written on front, some darkening and rubbing, moderate edge wear with chipping at top and base of spine and flaps, 1" mostly closed tear at base of front flap. Jacket in new Brodart. Overall, a nice copy. Author's first novel. "This young Texas writer has succeeded, with quiet authority, in getting inside the mind and heart of an illiterate, inarticulate man and in revealing his pride and esse... View more info

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Hornblower and the Hotspur (Horatio Hornblower series #3)

By: Forester, C. S.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, Pinnacle Books: 1974

Seller ID: 005647

ISBN: 0523003838

Condition: Fair


Spine curved, cover shows edgewear, rubbing and creasing. Text starting to yellow and cracked at p. 150, but clean and unmarked. "The newly promoted Commander Hornblower faces his most trying assignment in this, the third episode in the world-famous Hornblower saga. Ignoring the lure of prize money, he risks death to defend the British Atlantic Fleet from a French warship many times the size of his own sloop, Hotspur. It is 1803. War with France has resumed, and Napoleon is preparing for a naval conquest of England. Hornblower, attached to the English Channel Fleet, is commissioned... View more info