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1 (Doherty, P.C.) Clynes, Michael THE WHITE ROSE MURDERS
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1993). 0312089201 / 9780312089207 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"Being the first journal of Sir Roger Shallot concerning wicked conspiracies and horrible murders perpetrated in the reign of King Henry VIII."--subtitle. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 (Gerson, Noel). Lewis, Paul THE NELSON TOUCH
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1960). B0007E2NG8 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Dust soiling to upper page edges, bumping to lower corner of textblock, inked initials to front free endsheet, thus very good; in a worn, soiled, lightly nicked, age-darkened (especially to spine) very good illustrated dust jacket. 
Historical fiction by Gerson under pseudonym. "The sea battles which brought fame to Lord Nelson are described here, as are his unhappy married life and his infatuation for Lady Hamilton."--World Historical Fiction Guide. 
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3 (Healey, Ben). Sturrock, Jeremy; pseudonym THE VILLAGE OF ROGUES
(London): Macmillan, (1972). First edition. Hardcover. Corner tips gently bumped, else a near fine copy in black boards with white spine lettering; in a slightly nicked pictorial dust jacket. 
An historical mystery set in 1798 Roehampton, England: "A heath of wild and frightful aspect with groves, thickets and forest; and a fit refuge for all manner of vagabonds, cut throat tinkers, footpads and highwaymen." 
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4 (Jackson, Andrew). Gerson, Noel B. OLD HICKORY
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1964. First edition. Hardcover. Tiny dot of soil to front free endpaper, else a sharp, bright, fine copy in black cloth-backed russet boards; in a mildly rubbed, age-toned, faintly soiled pictorial dust jacket with portrait of Old Hickory by Robert Drew. 
Full-scale biographical novel of the fiery, outspoken backwoods-born lawyer, gambler, brawler, duellist, soldier and President, whose remarkable life and career easily outpace the inventions of mere fiction. By the popular, prolific historical novelist. 
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5 (Lincoln, Abraham). Bacheller, Irving FATHER ABRAHAM: A Tale of the Last Years of Abraham Lincoln
Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company Publishers, (1925). First edition. Hardcover. Bookplate to front pastedown and owner name to front free endsheet, else a near fine copy in orange cloth, with minor bumps to upper front cover and lower corner tip; in a price-clipped illustrated dust jacket with very light nicks, tiny edge tears. 
A historical novel from the author of EBEN HOLDEN about the final years of Lincoln from the late 1850s to his death, which follows him from his home in Springfield and journeys with him to Washington and his turbulent, epochal Presidency. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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6 (Sherlockiana). Goldfarb, Clifford S. THE GREAT SHADOW: Arthur Conan Doyle, Brigadier Gerard, and Napoleon
Ashcroft, British Columbia: Calabash Press, 1997. 1899562303 / 9781899562305 First edition: one of 150 specially bound, numbered copies SIGNED by the author. Hardcover. Fine in strawberry-colored cloth lettered in gilt to the spine; in illustrated dust jacket. With reproductions of vintage illustrations. 232pp. Notes, bibliography, index. 
Impressively thorough, appealingly unpretentious, meticulously documented study of Doyle's "other" protagonist, Brigadier Gerard, and all of the author's Napoleonic-era tales and novels. Fine scholarship with a light touch, as befits the subject. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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7 (Sherlockiana). Goldfarb, Clifford S. THE GREAT SHADOW: Arthur Conan Doyle, Brigadier Gerard, and Napoleon
Ashcroft, British Columbia: Calabash Press, 1997. 1899562303 / 9781899562305 First edition: Trade Paperback issue. Trade Paperback. Fine in slick, illustrated wraps. With reproductions of vintage illustrations. 232pp. 
Goldfarb discusses in depth all of Doyle's Napoleonic fiction: THE EXPLOITS OF BRIGADIER GERARD, ADVENTURES OF GERARD, two Gerard short stories, and the novels RODNEY STONE, UNCLE BERNAC and THE GREAT SHADOW. Notes, bibliography, index. 
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8 (Sherlockiana). Rogow, Roberta THE PROBLEM OF THE SURLY SERVANT
New York: St. Martin's Minotaur, (2001). 0312266383 / 9780312266387 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
In his 4th outing, Charles Dodgson publicly argues with a man suspected of a series of thefts at Christ Church College in Oxford. When the man is then murdered, Dodgson stands suspect. He and Arthur Conan Doyle set out to prove otherwise. 
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9 Abbott, Margot THE LAST INNOCENT HOUR
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1991). 0312063776 / 9780312063771 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"Abbott's novel of Berlin on the brink of World War II is a fascinating story of young lovers seduced and nearly destroyed by the evil around them. A powerful and frightening tale of love, loss, and deliverance."--Fred Mustard Stewart. 
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10 Abrahams, Peter LAST OF THE DIXIE HEROES
New York: Ballantine Books, (2001). 0345439376 / 9780345439376 First edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A chance encounter with a group of Civil War reenactors sends Roy Hill down a devastating path where the lines between reality and fantasy blur, blanks will be replaced with bullets, and a bloody history will live again. 
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11 Abrahams, Peter WILD CONQUEST
New York: Harper & Brothers, (1950). First edition. Fatigue green cloth with spine lettering in silver. Hardcover. Former owner's name and notation in ink to the front endpaper, else a near fine copy; in a price-clipped and shelfworn pictorial dust jacket with small chips and nicks to the spine ends and flap folds, and several edge tears and associated creases. 
An historical novel of the Great Trek in South Africa. "Abrahams is regarded as a pivotal figure in the literary heritage of South Africa. The examination of South African political development unifies his work."--THE ESSENTIAL BLACK LITERATURE GUIDE. 
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12 Ackroyd, Peter THE CLERKENWELL TALES
New York/London/Toronto/Sydney/Auckland: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, (2004). 0385511213 / 9780385511216 First U.S. edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's slip laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. As-new. 
"Brimming with Ackroyd's imaginative use of scholarship. This is more than a reworking of earlier material, be it Chaucer's or his own. Ackroyd is clearly out to impress, and it's worked."--Daily Telegraph. Set in 1399 London. 
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13 Aiken, Joan THE GIRL FROM PARIS
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1982. 0385179790 / 9780385179799 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in publisher's special presentation binding: Deluxe red calf-leather with gilt-ruled borders, gilt tooling to the inner dentelles and to the hubbed spine, top pages edges gilt, red & gold head and tail bands, satin ribbon marker. 
Dated 1982, inscribed "Merry Christmas and love from" and signed by three Doubleday personnel to the front free-fly page, for presentation to the author. SIGNED by the author, the late Edgar Award-winning daughter of Conrad Aiken. Unique! 
Price: 100.00 USD
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14 Alexander, Bruce DEATH OF A COLONIAL
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1999). First edition: Advance Reading Copy. Proof. Fine in glossy pictorial wrappers. 
An uncorrected advance proof copy of the Alexander's sixth Sir John Fielding Mystery. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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15 Alexander, Bruce JACK, KNAVE AND FOOL
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1998). 0399144196 / 9780399144196 First edition: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket. 
The fifth historical mystery featuring 18th century London judge, Sir John Fielding. "...a wonderful series..."--Washington Post. "Historical fiction done this entertainingly is as close to time travel as we're likely to get."--Newsday. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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16 Alexander, Bruce PERSON OR PERSONS UNKNOWN
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1997). 0399143092 / 9780399143090 First edition, first printing. SIGNED by the author on a tipped-in presentation sheet. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Fourth Sir John Fielding mystery. Sadly, Bruce Alexander Cook suffered a fatal stroke just as he had finished a publicity tour for his tenth John Fielding mystery. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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17 Alexander, Lawrence SPEAK SOFTLY
Garden City, New York: Doubleday, (1987). Book club edition. Hardcover. Previous owner's inscription, else near fine, in an illustrated dust jacket that is lightly age-toned. Jacket illustration by Alberto Barrera. 
A Theodore Roosevelt mystery. Teddy must solve a series of murders linked to organized crime made more complicated by a letter which implicates Teddy's nephew Franklin D. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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18 Alice, Mary and Downie, John HONOR BOUND
New York: Henry Z. Walck, Inc., (1971). 0809830973 / 9780809830978 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a faintly age-toned, very mildly edgeworn, nearly fine, illustrated dust jacket. 
The year is 1784. The Averys, forced to leave their home after the American War of Independence, head for a new home in Canada, where they hope their British sympathies will not be questioned. Illustrated by John Huffman. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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19 Allen, Hervey BEDFORD VILLAGE
N.Y.: Farrar & Rinehart, (1944). Reprint. Hardcover. Near fine with dust jacket that has one chip at the upper spine edge. 
Native American fictional history. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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20 Allen, Hervey THE FOREST AND THE FORT
N.Y.: Farrar & Rinehart, (1943). First edition. Hardcover. Slight bump to the upper edge else very good in slightly chipped and shelf-worn dust jacket with a small chip from the spine panel. Andrew Wyeth color frontispiece and dust jacket. 

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