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121 Delderfield, R.F. TOO FEW DRUMS
New York: Simon and Schuster, [1971]. 0671651951 / 9780671651954 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine, in turquoise cloth lettered in black to the spine, illustrative device in black to front cover; in a mildly age-toned, price-clipped dust jacket with superb wraparound jacket art by Brian Froud. 
Historical novel of a young British soldier during the Napoleonic Wars, aimed at the juvenile reader, from the author of GOD IS AN ENGLISHMAN and A HORSEMAN RIDING BY. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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122 DeMaria, Robert CLODIA
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1965). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket art by Robert Jonas. 
The author's second book is a historical novel dealing with the love affair in ancient Rome between Catullus and the infamous courtesan Clodia. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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123 Derleth, August THE HOUSE ON THE MOUND
New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1958. First edition. Hardcover. Very good with evidence of slight damp stains to both covers, quarter-inch tear to the upper rear cover at the hinge; in a dust jacket with a two-inch closed edge tear and creases to the front panel, and several small chips to the rear panel. 
The sequel to Derleth's BRIGHT JOURNEY, this historical novel tells the story of a family in mid-nineteenth century Wisconsin. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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124 Dodge, Constance W. IN ADAM'S FALL
Philadelphia: Macrae-Smith-Company, 1946. First edition. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket that shows some mild rubbing, age-toning and edgewear. 
Cynical, embittered town renegade Miles Gascoyne and wild, eager Damaris Horn trigger an orgy of accusation and murder in this historical yarn of Salem Village. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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125 Dodge, Constance W. THE POINTLESS KNIFE: A Romantic Novel
New York: Covici Friede Publishers, (1937). First edition. Hardcover. Mild soiling to top edge coloring, a few pages creased at upper edges, else near fine in blue cloth lettered in gilt to spine; in a very lightly edgeworn pictorial dust jacket with a few minor edge tears and nicks. Spectacular jacket art still vivid! 
Historical novel of star-crossed lovers, one high, one low, set against the turbulent background of 17th century Scotland. Sensational jacket painting shows the lovers, he in Highland kilts, she in evening gown, embracing near a loch in the moonlight. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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New York: St. Martin's Minotaur, (2001). 0312276583 / 9780312276584 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in gray boards with bronze titles and devices to the spine; in a fine dust jacket illustrated by Lee Gibbons. 
Doherty's meticulous historical detail brings ancient Egypt to life and creates an exotic background for political intrigue and murder in this third mystery set in Pharaoh's Egypt. The acclaimed author is also the headmaster at a school in Essex. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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New York: St. Martin's Press, (1994). 0312115547 / 9780312115548 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
The seventh mystery featuring Hugh Corbett, chief clerk and spy for Edward I in the fourteenth century from the author of SPY IN CHANCERY. While Corbett's agents try to stave off an invasion in Paris, Robin of Locksley returns to cause havoc in England. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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New York: St. Martin's Press, ((1988). 0312017545 / 9780312017545 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a lightly age-toned, else fine dust jacket. 
A Medieval Mystery set during the reign of Edward I. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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New York: St. Martin's Press, (1991). 0312054297 / 9780312054298 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. A hint of foxing to the page fore-edges and lower page edges, else near fine in black boards with silver titles to the spine; in a near fine dust jacket with a faint line of smudge. 
The seventh in the Richard II and the Princes in the Tower medieval mystery series by the author and winner of the Herodotus Lifetime Achievement Award for excellence in historical mysteries. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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New York: St. Martin's Press, (1995). 0312136056 / 9780312136055 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"The eighth in the series set in England's fourteenth century, ...features Sir Hugh Corbett, a clerk and spy working in the court of King Edward I."-Fantastic Fiction. Paul Doherty, a prodigious author, has written over 70 books using several pseudonyms. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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131 Doherty, P.C. THE WHYTE HARTE
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1988). 0312023189 / 9780312023188 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Tiny tear to the heel of the spine, else near fine; in a lightly shelfworn illustrated dust jacket with two closed tears and associated crease to the lower rear panel, and a small tear across the lower front corner. 
Set in the fifteenth century, this tale of Richard II's death is the author's fourth historical mystery and the first to feature the narratives by Matthew Jankyn, a liar, ex-scholar, mercenary soldier and thief. A relatively scarce book. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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132 Doyle, A. Conan; illustrated by N.C. Wyeth THE WHITE COMPANY
New York: Books of Wonder/William Morrow and Company, Inc., (1988). 0688078176 / 9780688078171 First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine, in gilt-lettered russett cloth, red top-edge tint, doublespread pictorial endsheets; in a fine illustrated dust jacket. 
Nicely produced re-issue of the Wyeth edition of Doyle's historical adventure set in the Middle Ages. Thirteen full-color illustrations on coated stock inserts. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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New York: St. Martin's Press, (1995). 0312135920 / 9780312135928 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
In this second mystery featuring time-travelling scholar Nicholas Segalla, the sleuth uncovers the mysterious fate of the lost dauphin, Louis Charles, the young son Queen Marie Antoinette left behind when she was forced to mount the scaffold in 1793. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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134 Dunnett, Dorothy GEMINI
New York: Alfred A Knopf, 2000. 0679454780 / 9780679454786 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Marc Cohen. 
The conclusion to the "House of Niccolo" series. Dorothy Dunnett, "historical novelist extraordinaire...the best writer in the genre since Sir Walter Scott" (Sunday Times), has been acclaimed worldwide for her scholarship, her skill and her storytelling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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135 Dunnett, Dorothy QUEEN'S PLAY
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1964). 9997406362 / 9789997406361 First U.S. edition. Mauve cloth with spine titles and device gilt. Hardcover. Ownership name-and-address rubber-stamped to the front and rear endpapers, three numbers in red marker to the rear pastedown endpaper, else a near fine copy; in a lightly shelfworn illustrated dust jacket with nicks, rubbing, and short tears. 
The second chronicle of Francis Crawford of Lymond, this time he is chosen to save Mary, child Queen of Scots, from an attempt on her life while being reared among the elegant splendors of the sixteenth-century French Court. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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136 Dunnett, Dorothy THE SPRING OF THE RAM
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Light foxing to the page edges, else a near fine copy in maroon cloth-backed boards stamped in gilt, with map-decorated endpapers; in pictorial dust jacket. 
The second novel in "The House of Niccolo" series; a continuing series of historical novels set in fifteenth-century Europe. "Read it and you will be hooked."--Joan Aiken. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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137 Dunnett, Dorothy THE SPRING OF THE RAM
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Near fine, with boards very lightly splayed, in maroon cloth-backed boards stamped in gilt, with map-decorated endpapers; in pictorial dust jacket. Publisher's promotional color postcard laid in. 
Book Two in the House of Nicola historical sequence of novels set in 15th Century Europe. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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138 Eckert, Allan W. THAT DARK AND BLOODY RIVER: Chronicles of the Ohio River Valley
New York/Toronto/London/Sydney/Auckland: Bantam Books, (1995). 0553094483 / 9780553094480 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Small bookplate to the half-title page, ''Christmas 1995'' neatly penned to the front endpaper, else near fine, with map-decorated endsheets; in a near fine, illustrated dust jacket that has been price-clipped. 
In this day-by-day narrative history spanning nearly eighty years and peopled with fascinating characters, Eckert chronicles a turning point in American history, as colonists began the first great expansion westward into the Ohio River Valley. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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139 Eckert, Allan W. THE SCARLET MANSION
Boston: Little, Brown and Company. (1985). 0316208833 / 9780316208833 First edition. Hardcover. A fine copy; in a near fine illustrated dust jacket with a hint of shelfwear and a slightly faded spine. 
The dramatic, lightly fictionalized account of one of the most diabolical and, paradoxically, least-known serial murderers of all time, Herman W. Mudgett, alias H.H. Holmes, with approximately one hundred and thirty-five victims. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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140 Eco, Umberto BAUDOLINO
New York/San Diego/London: Harcourt, Inc., (2002). 0151006903 / 9780151006908 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine; in a fine dust jacket. 
"A fantastical narrative...historical fiction at its best: smart, enrapturing, and authentic."--Booklist. Translated from the Italian by William Weaver. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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