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Toronto/New York/London: Bantam Books, (1971). 0553063928 / 9780553063929 First U.S. paperback edition. Translated by Marguerite Barnett. Bantam Q5794; cover price, $1.25. Mass Market Paperback. Fine, unread, virtually as new; in color photo-pictorial wraps. 
In this chapter of the Countess' adventures, she is summoned unexpectedly to the New World where she must face scalp-coveting Indians, buccaneers in the thrall of the fearsome Barbe d'Or, and, most dangerous of all, passion's memory. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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New York: Random House, 1940. First edition: Advance Reading Copy. Hardcover. Near fine in wraps with colorful pictorial dust jacket which shows very faint rubbing and very light wear to the extremities. Publisher's ''Dear Reader'' promotional message printed on the front flap fold. 
Novel of the American Revolution told from the point of view of a British soldier by the poet and author of I, CLAUDIUS. Lovely copy of this scarce early state. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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183 Gray, John MacLachlan THE FIEND IN HUMAN
New York: St. Martin's Minotaur, (2003). 0312282842 / 9780312282844 First U.S. edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
"Here is the stuff of great fiction--a perfect place, a perfect time, a perfectly intriguing cast of characters, and a perfectly diabolical villain."--Keith Ablow. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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184 Green, Peter THE LAUGHTER OF APHRODITE: A Novel about Sappho of Lesbos
Berkeley/Los Angeles/London: University of California Press, (1993). 0520079663 / 9780520079663 First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"One of the best novels set in the Classical world; far superior to the agreeable but pedestrian Graves, to the beautiful but sentimental Yourcenar."--Gore Vidal. Highly rated in Grier, THE LESBIAN IN LITERATURE, page 55. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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185 Gregory, Philippa THE VIRGIN'S LOVER
New York/London/Toronto/Sydney: Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, (2004). 0743256158 / 9780743256155 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
The historian renowned for injecting insightful personal details in well-portrayed historical novels here unfolds the story of an aristrocratic crime, long unsolved, from 1558. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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186 Griesemer, John SIGNAL & NOISE
New York: Picador, (2003). 0312300824 / 9780312300821 First edition: Advance Reading Copy. Proof. Fine in illustrated wraps. 
An epic historical novel beginning in 1857 with the disastrous launching of the world's largest steamship, traveling to the Victorian gambling halls of London and theatres of New York, and moving into the battlefields of the civil war. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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187 Guild, Nicholas THE BLOOD STAR
New York: Atheneum, 1989. 0689118988 / 9780689118982 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Area of oil-stain to lower front cover, bleeding through just faintly to the pastedown: otherwise nearly fine; in an illustrated dust jacket that is mildly age-toned and shows the stain to the lower edge of the front flap, but that is otherwise near fine. 
"Shot through with dark, exotic lyricism, Guild's majestic historical epic cuts a wide swath through ancient Assyria, Egypt, Phoenicia, Sicily, Greece.... Hero Tiglath Ashur, seen before in THE ASSYRIAN...grows in stature through his quest."--Zia Lingua. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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188 Guttmann, Bernhard AMBITION
New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1930. First U.S. edition. Authorized translation by Ludwig Lewisohn. Hardcover. Whisper of dust soiling to top page edges, else a fine, fresh copy in gleaming black cloth lettered in reverse against gilt panels to front cover and spine; in a price-clipped dust jacket that hints at spine fading, but is otherwise very nearly fine. 
The $2,500 German Prize Novel in its first U.S. appearance. Translator and contest judge Lewisohn calls it this panoramic historical novel of the 17th century a "superbly rich, vital and moving book." A splendid copy. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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[New York]: Viking, (2001). 0670030074 / 9780670030071 First edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in glossy photo-pictorial wraps. 
Hall's sequel to his acclaimed AMBROSE BIERCE AND THE QUEEN OF SPADES. Once again, the hero is the historical figure Ambrose Bierce--San Francisco's most celebrated writer, this time investigating the disappearance of a visiting Hawaiian Princess. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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(New York): Viking, (2001). 0670030074 / 9780670030071 First edition, first printing. SIGNED by Hall to the half-title page. Hardcover. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with mild crimping to the spine ends and a very short tear to the upper rear corner tip. 
The second Bierce historical mystery is set in San Francisco where King Kalakau and his entourage of Hawaiian royal courtiers are visiting. A missing Hawaiian princess adds to the swirl of political intrigue. 
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Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, (1998). 0520215559 / 9780520215559 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket with cover art featuring a Queen of Spades tobacco insert card. 
The ultimate cynic turns gumshoe in this historical mystery set in post-gold rush California. Journalist Bierce is pitted against the Morton Street Slasher, an early serial killer who marks the corpses of his victims with playing cards...first the Ace... 
Price: 20.00 USD
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192 Hall, Oakley APACHES
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1986). 0671506439 / 9780671506438 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in gilt-stamped brown cloth over blue boards; in a mildly age-toned illustrated dust jacket. 
Third in Hall's Western trilogy, (with WARLOCK and THE BAD LANDS.) "Hall has a gift for making the historical moment immediate and concrete, pulsing and white-hot. He writes with humor...and with a keen wisdom about human nature."--MacDonald Harris. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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193 Hambly, Barbara DAYS OF THE DEAD
New York: Bantam Books, (2003). 0553109545 / 9780553109542 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in a fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
A Benjamin January mystery. "Stunning. From the highborn Creoles to the uncivilized Americans, Hambly knows all their secrets and brings them all to life."--New York Times Book Review. SIGNED by the author at an event in our shop. 
Price: 23.95 USD
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194 Hambly, Barbara DIE UPON A KISS
New York: Bantam Books, (2001). 0553109243 / 9780553109245 First edition: Advance Reading Copy. Proof. Fine in printed tan wraps. SIGNED by the author to the title-page. 
The fourth mystery featuring Benjamin January, and set in early nineteenth century New Orleans. January joins the orchestra for the Opera House, and saves the opera's leader Lorenzo Belaggio from an attack, that may have been motivated by racial hatred. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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195 Hambly, Barbara HOMELAND
(New York): Bantam Books, (2009). 0553805525 / 9780553805529 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Two women, one a Northerner with a husband fighting for the Confederacy, and one a Southerner yearning to attend art school in Philadelphia, exchange letters and find in their unlikely friendship the strength to survive the Civil War. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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196 Harlan, Thomas THE GATE OF FIRE
New York: Tor Fantasy/A Tom Doherty Associates Book, (2000). 0312865449 / 9780312865443 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in red-foil-stamped black boards; in a fine illustrated dust jacket with artwork by Stephen Hickman. 
"Harlan invests his unorthodox take on the founder of Islam with a combination of human emotion... ecstatic vision...and what may be a form of this world's primal magic, seen gleaming in his eyes."--Locus. Book II in The Oath of Empire sequence. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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197 Harlan, Thomas THE SHADOW OF ARARAT
New York: Tor Fantasy/A Tom Doherty Associates Book, (1999). 0312865430 / 9780312865436 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in gilt-lettered black boards; in a very faintly age-toned, else fine, illustrated dust jacket with artwork by Stephen Hickman. 
The first volume in Harlan's four-part Oath of Empire. "Vivid, clever and complex--war and treachery in a Rome where magic works!"--David Drake. "Not only an ambitious first novel, but a first-rate alternate history by any standard."--Amazing Stories. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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198 Harris, Fred EASY PICKIN'S
(New York): HarperCollins, (2000). 0060183993 / 9780060183998 First edition. Hardcover. Mild crimp to the heel of spine, else near fine; in a fine dust jacket with an illustration by Peter Thorpe depicting a bovine skull and a lonely windmill against a big sky. 
The second mystery featuring Sheriff Okie Dunn in Depression-era Oklahoma finds Okie looking for a bounty hunter, a red-headed woman lawyer, a missing heiress and, of course, a killer. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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199 Harris, Rosemary THE SHADOW ON THE SUN
(New York, New York): The Macmillan Company, (1970). 0027426904 / 9780027426908 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. A nearly fine copy in terra-cotta cloth lettered and decorated in gilt; in a very good age-toned dust jacket that shows a number of short edge tears and attendant mild creasing, areas of heavy rubbing, particularly to front flapfold, light edgewear. 
Second children's book from the Carnegie Medal-winning author of THE MOON IN THE CLOUD. Set in ancient Egypt, it is "a tale of grand passions, deadly fevers, vile plots and hair's breadth rescues in which some characters from her first...reappear." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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200 Haycraft, Molly Costain COUNTESS CARROTS
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, (1973). First edition. Hardcover. Near fine with just a whisper of offsetting to the endpapers, in a very mildly rubbed and edgeworn dust jacket. 
Set during the 17th Century reign of England's playboy king, Charles II, COUNTESS CARROTS tells the story of redheaded Elizabeth Percy, heiress to the vast fortunes of the lords of Northumberland. Haycraft is the daughter of novelist Thomas Costain. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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