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101 Davis, Lindsey ONE VIRGIN TOO MANY
(New York): The Mysterious Press, (2000). 0892967161 / 9780892967162 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A Marcus Didius Falco mystery featuring a cynical, hard-boiled investigator living in first-century Rome. "If ancient Rome was not like this, it ought to have been. The book is as lively as a beaker of the finest Falernian wine."--The Independent. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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102 Davis, Lindsey SCANDAL TAKES A HOLIDAY
New York/Boston: Mysterious Press, (2004). 0892968125 / 9780892968121 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
The 16th entry in the Marcus Didius Falco series. "Long-time fans will enjoy additional background on Falco's family, but first-timers, aided by a family tree, will plunge right in."--Publishers Weekly. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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103 Davis, Lindsey SHADOWS IN BRONZE
New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., (1990). 0517576120 / 9780517576120 First U.S. edition, first printing. Faint marginal stain to the lower corner of several pages, tiny brown speck of stain to the top page edges, else near fine in an illustrated dust jacket. 
A Marcus Didius Falco mystery. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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104 Davis, Lindsey THE ACCUSERS
New York/Boston: Mysterious Press, (2004). 0892968117 / 9780892968114 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Marcus Didius Falco, wise-cracking cynic, who runs a kind of detective agency in Rome (in between acting as an overseas agent for the Roman Emperor) is featured this 15th installment in the series. 
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105 Davis, Lindsey THE COURSE OF HONOR
New York: Mysterious Press, (1998). 0892966742 / 9780892966745 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Set in 31-65AD, Davis transmutes a stray historical aside into a rich piece of fiction. The freedwoman Caenis was lover and mistress to the man who became the Roman Emperor Vespasian. She tells her turbulent tale of everyday life in Rome. 
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106 Davis, Lindsey THE JUPITER MYTH
(New York): Mysterious Press, (2003). 0892967773 / 9780892967773 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Marcus Didius Falco, the popular detective from Ancient Rome returns for his 14th adventure. "If Travis McGee traveled in time back to treacherous, civilized Rome in A.D. 72, he might be something like Marcus Didius Falco."--Publisher's Weekly. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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107 Davis, Lindsey THREE HANDS IN THE FOUNTAIN
London: Century, (1997). 0712677917 / 9780712677912 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Lindsey Davis' ninth book in the bestselling Falco series. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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108 Davis, Lindsey TIME TO DEPART
(New York): The Mysterious Press, (1997). 0892966262 / 9780892966264 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A Marcus Didius Falco mystery. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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109 de Camp, L. Sprague THE ARROWS OF HERCULES
Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1965. Publisher's reprint. Hardcover. A very good plus copy with mild soiling and a few tiny dots of stain to page edges, a hint of a spine lean; in a near fine illustrated dust jacket with light edgewear, miniscule nicks to spine ends. A more than acceptable copy of a quite scarce book. 
Historical novel of the conflict between ancient Carthage and Syracuse, from the multi-faceted sf/fantasy veteran. Wraparound jacket painting by Charles McCurry, map-decorated endsheets. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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110 de Camp, L. Sprague THE GOLDEN WIND
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company , Inc., 1969. First edition. Jacket illustration by Jennifer Perrott. Hardcover. Spine slightly slanted, tiny areas of soiling to page edges, else near fine in an age-toned (especially to spine panel), lightly rubbed pictorial dust jacket that shows a few tiny dots of stain, and tape remnants to verso. 
Historical adventure from the time-traveling sf writer centers on Eudoxos of Kyzikos, navigator, geographer, fighter, diplomat and intrepid trader as he explores uncharted lands beyond the Mediterranean. Map-decorated endpapers. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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111 de la Torre, Lillian; Gorey, Edward, illustrator THE DETECTIONS OF DR. SAM: JOHNSON
Garden City, New York: The Crime Club/Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1960. First edition. Hardcover. Modest bookplate to front free endsheet, else a fine copy in a mildly age-toned, nearly fine, price-clipped dust jacket. The jacket art depicting a bust of Johnson atop the title cartouche is by Edward Gorey. 
"A group of short stories, all mysteries solved by the great Samuel Johnson himself. While all the stories are bookish and literary, 'The Stolen Christmas Box' involves a manuscript in cypher and a library."--John Ballinger. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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112 de la Torre, Lillian; Gorey, Edward, illustrator THE DETECTIONS OF DR. SAM: JOHNSON
Garden City, New York: The Crime Club/Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1960. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. A fine copy in a mildly shelfworn, nearly fine, illustrated dust jacket. The jacket art depicting a bust of Johnson atop the title cartouche is by Edward Gorey. 
Eight criminous cases solved by the 18th century lexicographer and his Boswell. "I call myself a 'histo-detector'...the crime scene in their time was rich and raffish, and afforded many an intriguing mystery to be fictitiously unravelled."--de la Torre. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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113 DeAndrea, William L. THE LUNATIC FRINGE
New York: M. Evans and Co., Inc., (1980). 0871313251 / 9780871313256 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
A Theodore Roosevelt mystery. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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114 Deeping, Warwick THE MAN ON THE WHITE HORSE
Toronto: McClelland & Stewart Limited, (1934). First Canadian edition. Hardcover. A hint of fading to top-edge color, else a bright, fine copy in green cloth lettered and ruled in russet; in an illustrated dust jacket that shows some age-darkening and mild edgewear, and one tiny patch of stain to rear panel. 
Historical romance of Guinevra and Geirant set in the waning days of Roman-ruled Britain, this novel has been cited by legendary sf/fantasy writer Andre Norton as one of the medieval romances that sparked her interest in Arthurian legend. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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115 Deighton, Len WINTER: A Novel of a Berlin Family
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987. 039455177X / 9780394551777 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Pages 461-8 are creased due to a production flaw, otherwise near fine in dust jacket. 
A compelling family drama of two brothers living in early 20th century Germany from the time of the Kaiser through the rise and fall of Hitler, by the master of spy fiction. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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116 Deighton, Len WINTER: A Novel of a Berlin Family
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987. First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Near fine with a mild indentation of the spine from reading in a fine dust jacket. 
SIGNED on title page. The master of modern spy fiction wrote his biggest, most ambitious and compelling novel at the time, in this family drama of two brothers growing up in Germany from the Kaiser's heyday through Hitler's rise and fall. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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117 Deighton, Len WINTER: A Novel of a Berlin Family
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987. First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
The biggest, most ambitious and compelling novel at the time, by the popular author of such spy novels as THE IPCRESS FILE, this is the realistic story of two brothers living through the early, turbulent and war-torn part of 20th century Germany. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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118 Delderfield, R.F. GIVE US THIS DAY
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1973). 0671216589 / 9780671216580 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine, in gilt-lettered blue cloth, map-decorated endsheets; in an age-toned illustrated dust jacket with a vertical crease the length of the front panel. 
The last volume in the Swann saga brings the family to the brink of World War I. "One thinks of Trollope and Galsworthy."--Orville Prescott, NY Times Book Review. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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119 Delderfield, R.F. SEVEN MEN OF GASCONY
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1973). 0671217941 / 9780671217945 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Pages mildly age-toned, a hint of dust-soiling to top edge, else a fine copy in blue boards lettered in silver to the spine, silver crowned eagle device to front cover; in an age-darkened illustrated dust jacket with wraparound painting by Arthur Barbosa. 
The lives and loves of seven Napoleonic-era French soldiers--comrades and friends from Austria to Portugal, from Germany to Russia, through the final defeat at Waterloo. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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120 Delderfield, R.F. THEIRS WAS THE KINGDOM
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1970). 0671210246 / 9780671210243 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Textblock a bit rumpled, else a very good plus copy, with a tiny sticker ghost and a tiny area of erasure to front endsheets, faint evidence of dampstain to lower spine; in a lightly age-toned pictorial dust jacket with dampstain to lower spine panel. 
Companion volume to GOD IS AN ENGLISMAN continues the saga of Adam and Henrietta Swann in late 19th century England. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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