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161 Forrest, Anthony THE PANDORA SECRET: A Captain Justice Story
(New York): Hill and Wang/A Division of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (1982). 0809075040 / 9780809075041 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in gilt-lettered navy blue cloth shelfback over tan boards; in a fine, if faintly age-toned, pictorial dust jacket. 
"A delectable blend of nautical intrigue leavened with episodes of riding to hounds, fires, and fisticuffs, and a handsome dollop of romance...Captain Justice is a 19th century forebear of James Bond."--John Barkham. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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162 Fraser, George MacDonald FLASHMAN IN THE GREAT GAME
(London): Barrie & Jenkins, (1975). 0214201201 / 9780214201202 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Gift inscription to the half-title page, else fine in red boards with silver-embossed spine titles; in a price-clipped, near fine illustrated dust jacket with minor edge wear and tiny nicks. Wraparound jacket painting by A. Barbosa. 
From the Flashman Papers 1856-1858, this fifth volume in the sensational memoirs of the immortal bully from TOM BROWN'S SCHOOLDAYS reveals the arch-cad and craven adventurer's heretore unsuspected involvement in the Indian Mutiny. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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163 Fraser, George MacDonald FLASHMAN ON THE MARCH
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2005. 1400044758 / 9781400044757 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine in dust jacket. 
"It is the great triumph of Fraser's wonderful series that FLASHMAN ON THE MARCH, the twelfth 'packet' of the adventures of Sir Harry Flashman, VC, is as fresh as the first."--The Times. "Dastardly fun."--Ian Brown. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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164 Fraser, George Macdonald ROYAL FLASH: From the Flashman Papers 1842-3 and 1847-8
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1970. 0394443357 / 9780394443355 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mildly age-toned, else fine; in a fine dust jacket. Without the usual black remainder mark to the front endpaper. Elaborate, appealing jacket art by Barbosa. 
The second installment in the historically detailed series featuring the likeable scoundrel. In this episodic tale, Flash uncovers the seamy side of royal history and exposes the truth behind the prisoner of Zenda. Filmed with Malcolm McDowell as Flash. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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165 Frazer, Margaret THE CLERK'S TALE
New York: Berkley Prime Crime, (2002). 0425183246 / 9780425183243 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
In Margaret Frazer's medieval mystery, Dame Frevisse accompanies her prioress on a visit of mercy to a nunnery-where she becomes entangled in an inheritance dispute, a family feud, and the chaotic aftermath of a brutal murder. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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166 Freeborn, Richard THE RUSSIAN CRUCIFIX
New York: St. Martin's, (1987). 0312011563 / 9780312011567 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Near fine in dust jacket. 
An Englishman vacationing in the seaside town of Ventnor in 1860 discovers the murdered body of the Russian girl he has fallen in love with. He soon finds himself embroiled in a mystery that involves Turgenev and the Russian Revolution. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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167 Friend, Oscar J. THE MISSISSIPPI HAWK
London: Hammond, Hammond & Co. Ltd., (1950). First U.K. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Heavily foxed to the page edges, otherwise a near fine copy in green boards; in a very mildly age-toned, very lightly rubbed pictorial dust jacket with a small sticker scar to the upper front panel. 
Allan Campbell, the son of wealthy Southern planter, accidentally shoots a judge and becomes a fugitive from justice. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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168 Gabbay, Tom LISBON CROSSING
(New York, N.Y.): William Morrow/an imprint of HarperCollins Pub., (2007). 0061188433 / 9780061188435 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
The second historical thriller to finds Jack Teller, who in 1940 is working as a Hollywood stuntman, involved with a German film star. Her childhood friend may be in danger from the Nazis. The couple travel to Europe and become entangled in espionage. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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169 Gabbay, Tom THE LISBON CROSSING
(New York, N.Y.): William Morrow/An imprint of HarperCollinsPublishe (2007). 0061188433 / 9780061188435 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
The second 1940s historical thriller to feature Jack Teller, a Hollywood stuntman is teeming with Nazis, spies, and ambiguous loyalties in the early days of World War II. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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170 Gaillard, Robert MARIE OF THE ISLES
New York: A.A. Wyn, Inc., (1953). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Near fine in mulberry cloth, gilt-lettered to the spine; in vivid pictorial dust jacket with some very light edgewear, pale age-toning, and minor nicking to spine ends. 
Tropical passion, bloodthirsty pirates, natural cataclysms, ruthless empire-making, and high adventure in 17th century Martinque. Translated from the French by Merle Severy. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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171 Gann, Ernest K. THE ANTAGONISTS
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1970). 671206680 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. A near fine copy in an age-toned dust jacket that shows a tiny closed edge tear, mild wear to the edges. Jacket design by Paul Bacon. 
"The author has taken one of the most heroic stories ever created by a people, that of the Masada, and not only brought it to life but given it contemporary significance. Surely Ernest Gann's best book..."--Irving Stone. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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172 Gann, Ernest K. THE TRIUMPH
New York: Simon & Schuster, (1986). 0671528297 / 9780671528294 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Minor crease to the front endpaper, remainder stamp to the lower page edges, else very good plus in purple cloth over black boards with gilt titles to the spine; in a near fine dust jacket with a mild fold to the rear panel. 
From the author of the acclaimed novel and film THE HIGH AND THE MIGHTY comes this sequel to THE ANTAGONIST on which the television series THE MASADA was based. A tale of Jews, Christians, power, corruption and a battle for Rome's survival. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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173 Garfield, Brian KOLCHAK'S GOLD
New York: David McKay Company, Inc., (1973). 0679504141 / 9780679504146 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. One upper corner tip lightly bumped, else near fine; in a mildly age-toned illustrated dust jacket. Map endpapers. 
A suspense thriller about the search for "Kolchak's Gold"--the Russian Czar's lost imperial treasury that disappeared in the frozen wilderness of Siberia during the Siberian Civil War. "KOLCHAK'S GOLD is utterly fascinating."--Ernest K. Gann. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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174 Garrett, George THE SUCCESSION: A Novel of Elizabeth and James
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1983. 0385024215 / 9780385024211 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in full black cloth with gilt lettering and devices to front cover and spine; in an age-toned, else fine, as-new dust jacket. 
"What a sensuous, luxuriant tapestry this is! And it has all the dirt, the biting intelligence that a novel set in Elizabethan England must have... Congratulations are too mild for this triumphant procession of a book."--Mary Lee Settle. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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175 Gear, Kathleen O'Neal THIS WIDOWED LAND
New York: A Tom Doherty Associates Book, (1993). 0312854641 / 9780312854645 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Love story set amidst the historical conflicts between the Huron tribe and the French Jesuits who came to Quebec to save their souls. From the former archaeologist and co-author of the PEOPLE OF THE EARTH series. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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176 Gedge, Pauline THE TWELFTH TRANSFORMING
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, (1984). 0060153385 / 9780060153380 First edition. Hardcover. Fine, in black-lettered leaf-green cloth shelfback over grass-green boards; in a mildly age-toned illustrated dust jacket with striking artwork by Leo and Diane Dillon. 
Historical novel of the XVIII dynasty pharaoh, Akhenaten, told from the perspective of his strong, proud mother, Empress Tiye, who effectively ruled Egypt for years. Gedge's earlier Egyptian novel, CHILD OF THE MORNING was hailed by critics. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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177 Gerson, Noel B. THE YANKEE FROM TENNESSEE
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1960. First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a lightly worn and age-toned pictorial dust jacket that shows a pair of short closed edge tears and corresponding mild creasing to the spine crown. A nice copy. Jacket painting by Harry Scharre. 
Novelized biography of Andrew Johnson by the popular historical fictioneer. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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178 Gilbert, Anna A MORNING IN EDEN
New York: St. Martin's Minotaur, (2001). 0312284381 / 9780312284381 First U.S. edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine color photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
Abandoning her life in the city, Lorna Kent moves to Canterlow, a small town whose countryside even in 1919, remains virtually untouched by time. Enchanted by its beauty and enraptured by her first love, Lorna is unprepared for the violence ahead. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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179 Giles, Janice Holt THE LAND BEYOND THE MOUNTAINS
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1958. First edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
Her fourth novel of the Kentucky frontier tells the story of the Spanish Conspiracy, General Wilkinson's attempt to detach Kentucky from the United States and make it a nucleus of a western empire. A spectacular copy of a VERY RARE book. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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180 Golon, Sergeanne ANGELIQUE AND THE DEMON
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1973). First U.S. edition, first printing. Translated by Marguerite Barnett. Hardcover. Neat ownership signature to the half-title page, light foxing to the top page edges, else near fine with map-decorated endpapers; in a slightly shelfworn illustrated dust jacket with a hint of age-toning and a few closed edge tears. 
Settled in the New World, Angelique is reunited with long-lost spouse Joffrey, only to have her marriage, her children, her very life threatened by mysterious forces and unpredictable events. Is Satan himself present in Gouldsboro? 
Price: 35.00 USD
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