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21 Anderson, M.T. THE ASTONING LIFE OF OCTAVIAN NOTHING: Traitor To The Nation, Volume I; The Pox Party
Cambridge, Massachushetts: Candlewick Press, 2006. 0763624020 / 9780763624026 First edition, second printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
In this Revolution-era novel, Octavian, a black youth raised in a Boston household of radical philosophers, is a captive being used by his guardians as part of an experiment to determine the intellectual acuity of Africans. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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22 Andrew, Prudence A SPARKLE FROM THE COAL
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1965). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in full black cloth with silver titles to the spine; in a near fine dust jacket with tiny tears at the spine ends and a short closed tear to the lower front panel and with a trace of fading to the purple spine lettering. 
The fifth historical novel by the author of THE HOODED FALCON is set in fourteenth-century England where Benjamin Carpenter's search for faith leads him to abandon the intellectual narrowness at Oxford University in favor of a primitive island life. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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23 Atherton, Gertrude THE CONQUEROR
Philadelphia: Lippincott, (1943). Reprint. Hardcover. Fine in bright price-clipped dust jacket. 
A novelized biography of Alexander Hamilton, using Hamilton's life as a microcosm for the early days of the American nation, reflecting exetensive research on the part of the author. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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24 Attanasio, A.A. KINGDOM OF THE GRAIL
(New York, N.Y.): HarperCollinsPublishers, (1992). 0060179651 / 9780060179656 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Pages very faintly age-toned, else a fine copy in gilt-stamped burgundy cloth over pale burgundy boards; in a fine, illustrated dust jacket with jacket illustration by Karen Barnes. 
Historical saga with mystical and Arthurian elements, set in twelfth-century Wales. From the author called by the L.A.Times, "A high talent: a truly amazing, original, towering talent.... Attanasio swizzles words like galaxies in a highball glass." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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THE CROWN ROSE, Avery, Fiona
25 Avery, Fiona THE CROWN ROSE
Amherst, NY: PYR/Prometheus Books, (2005). 1591023122 / 9781591023128 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. A new book! SIGNED by the author. 
"Superb battle sequences and a truly mystical story... An unusual heroine, a series of unforgettable heroes, and many real historical characters, make THE CROWN ROSE an exciting and challenging read."--Peter Woodward. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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26 Bacheller, Irving IN THE DAYS OF POOR RICHARD
Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, (1922). Reprint. Hardcover. Light bump to spine else a very good copy without dust jacket. 
Red binding with gold lettering. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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27 Bainbridge, Beryl WATSON'S APOLOGY
New York: McGraw Hill Book Company, (1985). 0070032548 / 9780070032545 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Bainbridge directs her inimitable style, sharp wit and dark insightfulness at the subject of male-female relations in this novel based on a Victorian murder case. "Extraordinary...compulsive fiction...a remarkable book."--Anita Brookner. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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28 Banks, T.F. THE THIEF TAKER: Memoirs of a Bow Street Runner
(New York): Delacorte Press, (2001). 0385335717 / 9780385335713 First edition: Advance Reading Copy. Proof. Fine in tan printed wraps with a preview color illustrated page bound in. 
Rich with historical suspense, this debut series features Henry Morton, a bow street runner--one who is paid to investigate crime in London's streets. Banks also writes as the fantasy award-winning author, Sean Russell and the Byron scholar Ian Dennis. 
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29 Baring, Maurice ROBERT PECKHAM
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1930. First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Church library stamp on the front pastedown & on the title page, tape shadows on pastedowns hidden under the dust jacket flaps, else very good in dust jacket missing a 1/2' piece from the spine. 

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30 Barr, Pat JADE
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1982). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
This is the author's first novel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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31 Barron, Stephanie JANE AND THE MAN OF THE CLOTH: Being the Second Jane Austen Mystery
New York/Toronto/London/Sydney/Auckland: Bantam Books, (1997). 0553102036 / 9780553102031 First edition, first printing. SIGNED by the author. Hardcover. Fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket with artwork by Carol Inouye. 
"Ms. Barron's skillful rendering of Austen's style, attuned to picking up the most delicate fluctuations in social behavior, reveals it to be an ideal vehicle for the classic cozy murder mystery. Who knew?"--NY Times Book Review. 
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32 Barron, Stephanie JANE AND THE MAN OF THE CLOTH: Being the Second Jane Austen Mystery
New York/Toronto/London/Sydney/Auckland: Bantam Books, (1997). 0553102036 / 9780553102031 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine, in an illustrated dust jacket with artwork by Carol Inouye. 
"Ms. Barron's skillful rendering of Austen's style, attuned to picking up the most delicate fluctuations in social behavior, reveals it to be an ideal vehicle for the classic cozy murder mystery. Who knew?"--NY Times Book Review. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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33 Barron, Stephanie JANE AND THE UNPLEASANTNESS AT SCARGRAVE MANOR
New York: Bantam Books, (1996). 055310196X / 9780553101966 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket. 
"A definite occasion for pride rather than prejudice."--Edward Marston. The first in Barron's series of mysteries featuring, yes, Jane Austen as an amateur gumshoe. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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34 Beatty, John & Patricia MASTER ROSALIND
New York: William Morrow and Company, 1974. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine (tiny label ghost to front free endpaper), in age-toned dust jacket with edgewear, a few small dots of stain to rear panel, 3'' and half-inch closed edge tears--reinforced with cello-tape to the reverse of the jacket. Much nicer than it sounds. 
Juvenile historical fiction, wherein a young Elizabethan woman (with a Shakespearean name) dresses as a boy in order to join a theatrical company (and play female parts!), and who will ultimately meet the Queen herself. SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE for kids? 
Price: 50.00 USD
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35 Becker, Stephen THE LAST MANDARIN
New York: Random House, (1979). 0394499271 / 9780394499277 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Publisher's remainder emblem to upper page edges, dots of stain to fore-edge, thus only about near fine, in silver-stamped black cloth shelfback over terra cotta boards; in an age-toned, else fine illustrated dust jacket. 
Second book in Becker's Far East Trilogy, following THE CHINESE BANDIT and preceding THE BLUE-EYED SHAN. "In 1949 adventurer Jack Burnham goes to China to track down a Japanese war criminal responsible for the Rape of Nanking in 1933."--Gary Lovisi. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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36 Bedford-Jones, H. SAINT MICHAEL'S GOLD
New York/London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1926. First edition. Hardcover. Hint of wear at the spine ends, else a bright, sharp nearly fine copy in maroon cloth lettered and decorated in gilt; in an illustrated dust jacket with age-darkening to the spine, a tiny chip to spine head and to upper front corner, very light edgewear. 
Lovely copy of the historical adventure tale set in Revolutionary France by the prodigiously prolific fictioneer known as "The King of the Pulps." Map-decorated endpapers. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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37 Bellah, James Warner THE VALIANT VIRGINIANS
New York: Ballantine Books, (1953). First edition. Hardcover. A near fine copy in tweed-effect boards blue foil lettering and device; in an age-toned, edge-nicked, rubbed dust jacket that shows some pale dampstaining to rear panel and flap. 
Expanded version of Bellah's SATURDAY EVENING POST serial "Tales of the Valorous Virginians"--this Civil War yarn is here illustrated with maps by Rafael Palacios, and features an introduction by sf writer and Civil War historian Fletcher Pratt. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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38 Bennetts, Pamela DEATH OF THE RED KING
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1976). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Near fine in dust jacket. 
A novel of the historical unsolved mystery in the death of William Rufus. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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39 Bennetts, Pamela ENVOY FROM ELIZABETH
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1973). B0006C9NZA First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in mulberry boards with silver spine lettering and rules; in a price-clipped, mildly edgeworn, otherwise fine, illustrated dust jacket. Jacket design by Barbara Walton. 
Historical novel of the attempted assassination of Elizabeth Tudor by the King of Spain. Elizabeth engages the assistance of gay, bold sea-dog Nicholas Rokeby to infiltrate the court of Spain and uncover the secret that will save the Queen's life. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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40 Benson, Ann THE PHYSICIAN'S TALE
(New York, New York): Delacorte Press, (2006). 0385335059 / 9780385335058 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
In this fourth thriller that interweaves the past and near future, a bioterror attack by a cabal of fundamentalists has decimated the U.S., and scattered bands of survivors struggle to keep going. On the 14th-century front, black death rages. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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