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141 Eden, Dorothy SLEEP IN THE WOODS
London: Hodder and Stoughton, (1960). First edition. Hardcover. Previous owner's tiny signature to front free endsheet, crisscross of tape ghosts to both free endsheets, else an about near fine copy; in a mildly age-toned, lightly rubbed pictorial dust jacket which shows a faint crease to the upper spine panel. 
Novel set in Victorian New Zealand about an illegitimate servant girl who reluctantly marries the most eligible man in Wellington and goes to live with him in dangerous Maori country. This copy neatly SIGNED by the author to the title-page. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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142 Eden, Dorothy SPEAK TO ME OF LOVE
New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, Inc., (1972). 0698104625 / 9780698104624 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Some soiling to page edges, mild spine slant, else about near fine, in a bright, sharp, fine illustrated dust jacket that exhibits only a hint of wear to the edges. 
Moving from the opening of the 19th century to the eve of World War II, this tale by the versatile and prolific Eden tells of a great mercantile family, and of an extraordinary woman who was a commercial monarch but prisoner of a blinding passion at home. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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New York: Coward-McCann, Inc., (1969). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Very nearly fine, in vivid fuchsia cloth; in a like, mildly age-toned illustrated dust jacket with a coffee-ring stain to the rear panel. 
Virile, ruthless Gilbert makes Eugenia the mistress of his plantation and vineyard, but the cultivated, aristocratic beauty is in for some unpleasant surprises, some perilous ordeals, and, perhaps, the love of a sensitive, thoughtful itinerant artist. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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144 Edge, Anabella THE COMPANY: The Story of a Murderer
New York: Simon & Schuster, (2001). 0743213424 / 9780743213424 First U.S. edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Debut thriller by the Australian-based author is a fictionalized account of the 1629 wreck of the richly laden flagship Batavia and the murder of its survivors by the ruthless villain, Jeronimus Cornelisz. Narrated from the murderer's delusional mind. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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145 Edge, Anabella THE COMPANY: The Story of a Murderer
New York: Simon & Schuster, (2001). 0743213424 / 9780743213424 First U.S. editon: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in printed yellow wraps. 
Edge's debut: this historical thriller centers on an apothecary who is slowly losing his mind while travelling on the Dutch East India Company's flagship, Batavia, to the New World. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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146 Elegant, Robert FROM A FAR LAND
New York: Random House, (1987). 0394560477 / 9780394560472 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"Elegant is one of the towering giants of pure entertainment."--London Sunday Mail. Spanning the years 1921 to 1952, this tome by the popular author of DYNASTY and MANCHU combines a love story with a rich panorama of the violent birth of modern China. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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(New York, N.Y.): William Morrow/An imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, (2005). 0060585228 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. SIGNED by the author to the title-page. 
Four women at a bridge party in the elegant Gramercy Park Hotel see a beautiful young woman, whom they all know, leaving a nearby hotel with a man who is not her husband. "A Jazz Age take on Sex and the City."-- Entertainment Weekly. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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New York: Harcourt Brace and Company, (1993). 0151236828 / 9780151236824 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
An Italian Renaissance mystery. Elizabeth Eyre is a pseudonym of Jill Staynes and Margaret Storey. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1913. First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Bookplate to the front pastedown, light bumps to the lower corner tips, minor shelf wear, soiling to the covers and darkening to the spine, else very good in lavender cloth with gilt title, rules and design to the front cover; no dust jacket. 
With four full-color plate illustrations by Charles E. Brock. A romantic historical mystery/adventure from the author of THE BROAD HIGHWAY and THE AMATEUR GENTLEMAN, set in "the rollicking days of the eighteenth century." Adapted as a play in 1924. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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150 Fast, Howard SPARTACUS
New York City: Published by the Author, (1951). First edition, trade issue. Hardcover. Near fine in bright yellow boards, spine titles in red; in a lightly shelfworn, very good plus illustrated dust jacket missing a small strip across the crown of the spine, and showing a modest amount of soiling. Jacket illustration by Charles White. 
"Here is the story of Spartacus, who led the great slave revolt against the Roman Republic in its last dying moments. I wrote this tale because I considered it an important story for the times in which we live." Source for the award-winning Kubrick film. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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151 Faulkner, Nancy TOMAHAWK SHADOW
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., (1959). B00005WZ41 First edition. Hardcover. A trace of age-darkening at the inner hinges, else fine in red boards; in illustrated dust jacket with very light edgewear and mild age-toning. 
Juvenile adventure tale of a freed apprentice, who, with the help of a friendly Indian girl, makes his way from the oppressive Plymouth Colony to Roger Williams' haven of tolerance, Providence Plantation. Jacket painting by Louis Glanzman. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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152 Field, Rachel; engravings on wood by Allen Lewis CALICO BUSH
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1931. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very good plus, with covers showing soiling, light wear, a few dots of pale stain; endsheets age-darkened; lacking dust jacket; in blue and yellow cloth with printed label to front cover. Lewis's artwork, printed in green and black, has power and poetry. 
Classic pioneer story of Marguerite, a young French orphan in the New World, who promises to serve the Sargent family for six long years in return for shelter, food and clothing. "A story of the first rank."--The New York Times. Newbery Honor Winner. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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153 Finney, Patricia A SHADOW OF GULLS
London: Collins, 1977. 0002224690 / 9780002224697 First edition: Uncorrected Advance Proofs. Hardcover. Very good plus: light use, a few tiny dots of pale stain, some very light, very minor creases; in red wraps with black lettering. 
Finney's debut and the first book in the Lugh Mac Romain series, tells the story of Lugh Mac Romain, harper and reluctant warrior, as he struggles to escape the curse of the Queen Maeve of Connaught. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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154 Finney, Patricia A SHADOW OF GULLS
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1977). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Top page edge soiled, else a near fine copy; in a slightly nicked pictorial dust jacket with art by Jerry Harston. 
"Although A SHADOW OF GULLS is written with a deep respect for the traditional body of legend, it is a wonderfully vivid and original work, the product of one of the most unusual talents to emerge in recent years." 
Price: 150.00 USD
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155 Finney, Patricia A SHADOW OF GULLS
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1977). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. A tiny dot of very pale stain to the top edge, else a fine, fresh copy in illustrated dust jacket that shows just a hint of edgewear. Jacket art by Jerry Harston. 
First novel by the then 17-year old is, according to Mary Renault, "...a vivid visual picture of archaic Irish life," complete with mythic heroes, Roman spies, bastard bards, gentle mountain folk and faery queens. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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156 Finney, Patricia FIREDRAKE'S EYE
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1992). 0312077491 / 9780312077495 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Pages faintly age-toned, else a fine copy in red-cloth over green boards; in illustrated dust jacket with jacket painting by Bryan Leister. 
The mad son of a prominent Catholic family stumbles upon evidence that his hated brother is spearheading a plot to assassinate Queen Elizabeth. "Finney has successfully conjured up the filthy, crowded splendor of sixteenth-century England.--TLS. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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157 Finnis, Jane GET OUT OR D
(Scottsdale, Arizona): Poisoned Pen Press, (2003). 1590580753 / 9781590580752 First edition: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Finnis, a BBC Radio broadcaster and Roman empire expert offers this debut historical mystery set in 91 AD Roman Britain. Young innkeeper Aurelia Marcella is featured investigating a string of murders. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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158 Fisher, Richard REIVERS' ROAD: A Border Story
London: Cobden-Sanderson, (1938). B00087B1DK First edition, first printing. Lengthy presentation inscription, dated in the year of publication, and SIGNED by the author to the half-title page. Hardcover. A few tiny nicks to spine crown, else near fine, in black binding with gilt spine lettering; lacking dust jacket. 
Historical novel of Scotland: "'I'll tell you the tale, and I'll warrant it's the very scent and breath of these Borderlands. Aye, and it's the last reiving tale of all--for after Muckle Jack went swinging on that yew-tree...the reiving days were over." 
Price: 50.00 USD
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New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., (1995). 0517701766 / 9780517701768 First U.S. edition, first printing. SIGNED by the author to the title page. Fine, tight and clean, in red linen over decorative beige boards with blue titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket. 
Suspense, set in the late 1700s. A Scottish miner's son escapes the slave of the mines, first to London where he fights unjust labor practices, and then arrested, he is sent to America as an indentured servant. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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New York: Ballantine Books, (1978). First U.S. edition. Slaves of the Empire set. Five volumes. All fine, as-new, unread copies in slick illustrated wraps. The cover art is by Boris Vallejo 
Erotically charged historical series about slaves and masters in ancient Rome. Now nearly impossible to find in collectible condition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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