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41 Blacker, Irwin R. THE MIDDLE OF THE FIRE
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1971). First edition. Hardcover. Very good plus copy in dust jacket with a small snag on the rear panel with two tears at the upper spine. 
Inscribed by the author on front endpaper. The dramatic story of men and women soldiers who fought unsuccessfully to hold on to the city of Jerusalem in 1948, then came back to Jerusalem in triumph in 1967 after the Six-Day War. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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42 Blackstock, Charity THE BITTER CONQUEST
London: Hodder & Stoughton, (1959). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Corner tips mildly bumped, bookseller's address neatly rubberstamped to the lower front pastedown endpaper, else fine; in a very nearly fine illustrated (Biro) dust jacket that is mildly age-toned and soiled. 
An historical novel of the English who occupied the Highlands of Scotland after the last battle fought on the soil of Britain--the defeat of the Jacobites at Culloden. A thriller, of sorts, that is listed in Hubin. This copy appears unread. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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43 Blaine, Michael THE MIDNIGHT BAND OF MERCY
(New York, N.Y.): Soho, (2004). 1569473714 / 9781569473719 First edition, first printing: Advance Reading Copy. Proof. Fine in color illustrated wraps. 
"A corking good historical novel set in 1890s Gotham. Real and fictional characters pursue one another through the streets, slums, bars, boardinghouses, courtrooms, churches and whorehouses of a 19th-century New York, meticulously evoked."--Mike Wallace. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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44 Block, Paul and Vaughan, Robert ARMOR OF GOD
New York: Forge/A Tom Doherty Associates Book, (2009). 0765313391 / 9780765313393 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Sequel to THE MASADA SCROLL. "An exhilarating blend of relentless adventure, scholarly intrigue, and cutting wit."--The Mississippi Press. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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45 Boetius, Henning THE PHOENIX
New York: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, (2002). 0385501838 / 9780385501835 First U.S. edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Translated from the German by John Cullen, this historical thriller opens in 1947 with Birger Lund, a survivor of the Hindenburg, seeking answers to the cause of the disaster. The author's father is an actual remaining survivor of the Hindenburg. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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46 Bosworth, Allan R. STORM TIDE
New York: Harper & Row Publishers, (1965). B0006BN2W6 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in crisp, fresh, green linen with gilt titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket. 
Historical romance and adventure aboard a sail-and-steam whaler bound for Alaska. Appealing wraparound jacket art depicts a whale under harpoon attack amid the ice floes. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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47 Bowen, Marjorie THE RAKE'S PROGRESS
London: William Rider & Son, Limited, 1912. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. About very good only: mild spine slant, scattered pale foxing, especially at front and rear and to page edges, light wear, soiling; in rose linen with decorative embossing to the front cover and gilt titles to the spine; no dust jacket. 
18th century-set historical romance, early tale from the staggeringly prolific author who published under a variety of pseudonyms (Joseph Shearing, Robert Paye, George Preedy, John Winch) and made her mark in a variety of genres. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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48 Bracco, Edgar Jean CHATTELS OF ELDORADO
New York, N. Y.: Avon Publications, Inc., (1955). First edition: Paperback Original. Avon #T-98. Mass market paperback. Very very mild corner crease to each cover, else an unread, very nearly fine copy in illustrated wraps with provocative cover art by Everett Raymond Kinstler of a slave auction in progress. The slaves on the block are women in varying states of undress. 
A sampling: "For answer she moved slightly, the belt of the peignoir loosened, and her leg--long and white and gently tapered--touched him like a torch to kindling..." Seagoing adventure peopled with rakehells, rascals, exotic slaves and Dominique! 
Price: 12.50 USD
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49 Brace, Gerald Warner THE WORLD OF CARRICK'S COVE
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., (1957). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in blue clothbacked cloth over powder blue boards, spine titles and rules gilt; in a near fine, illustrated dust jacket with minor edge wear and nicking. Jacket painting by W.N. Wilson. 
Gerald Warner Brace (1901-1978), was a sailor, writer, and teacher whose novels are mostly set in rural New England. THE WORLD OF CARRICK'S COVE, set in Maine, was nominated for the National Book Fiction Award. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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50 Brand, Christiana COURT OF FOXES
Los Angeles: Brooke House Publishers, [1976]. 091258825X / 9780912588254 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. A few tiny dots of pale stain to page edges, else about fine in bright caramel binding with gilt spine lettering; in a lightly edge-worn, near fine illustrated dust jacket with artwork by Laurie Jordan. 
"Who is the wild and flaxen-haired creature, ruthless and predatory, riding like the wind over dark, forbidding country roads with a silver pistol in her belt?" Romantic adventure set during the reign of George III by the noteworthy mystery writer. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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51 Brand, Christiana COURT OF FOXES
Los Angeles: Brooke House Publishers, [1976]. 091258825X / 9780912588254 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in a fine illustrated dust jacket with artwork by Laurie Jordan. 
Brand, who lands on nearly every best mystery list for her 1945 GREEN FOR DANGER, here offers an eighteenth century yarn of high adventure and romance, with a mysterious female highwayman at its whirling center. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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52 Bristow, Gwen JUBILEE TRAIL
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, (1950). 0690467508 / 9780690467505 First edition. Hardcover. Neat gift inscription to the front endpaper, else near fine in green cloth with spine titles, rules and decoration gilt; in a price-clipped and lightly shelfworn illustrated dust jacket with thin strips of chipping to the spine ends and corner tips. 
Gwen Bristow's beloved romantic historical novel set in California in the 1840s was faithfully adapted in 1954 into a feature length film by Republic Pictures with the screenplay by Bristow's husband writer/director/producer Bruce Manning. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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53 Bruce, Charles Randolph and Carolyn Hale Bruce REBEL KING: BANNOK BURN: Book Three: Chronicles of Robert de Brus, King of Scots
(Virginia Beach, VA.): Ahead of the Hangman Press, 2006. 0972167463 / 9780972167468 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Thick octavo. [514] pages; bibliography. 
Rebellion continues in the third installment in the Rebel King series. By 1314, Robert the Brus has waged a guerilla-style war for eight years to regain Scotlands independence from England--but soon he must meet the English king, Edward II in battle. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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54 Buchan, John WITCH WOOD
London: Hodder and Stoughton Publishers, (1927). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Offsetting to endsheets, else near fine in light blue cloth with navy blue stamping, internally quite sharp and clean; in a new high quality FACSIMILE dust jacket. [4] pages of advertisements at rear. 
"Buchan's own favourite among his novels" set "in the fearsome times of the first half of seventeenth-century Scotland " (Alasdair Hutton), amid a "congregation of stern Scottish Protestants, who adopt the trappings of devil worship."--authors calendar. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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55 Buckley, Fiona TO RUIN A QUEEN: A Mystery at Queen Elizabeth I's Court Featuring Ursula Blanchard
(New York): Scribner, (2000). First edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in pictorial glossy wraps. 
"The extraordinary series featuring a 'heroine to reckon with' (Kirkus Reviews) yields another passionate Elizabethan mystery, set in an eerie castle on the Welsh-English border." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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56 Burns, Ron ROMAN SHADOWS
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1992). 0312085141 / 9780312085148 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
Roman senator Gaius Livinius Severus investigates a series of murders in ancient Rome. The follow-up to ROMAN NIGHTS. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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57 Butler, Ragan CAPTAIN NASH AND THE WROTH INHERITANCE
(London): Harwood-Smart Publishing, (1975). 0904507084 / 9780904507089 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in tan boards with gilt spine stamping; in an illustrated dust jacket that shows some fading to the spine panel, but that is otherwise fine. 
Aided by Clarety-faced Jane, the helpful whore with an unrivalled knowledge of the seamy side of London society, the gallant Captain Nash, England's first private detective, pursues the clues in his first case. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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58 Butler, Ragan CAPTAIN NASH AND THE WROTH INHERITANCE
(London): Harwood-Smart Publishing, (1975). 0904507084 / 9780904507089 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine, illustrated dust jacket. 
Introducing Captain George Nash, England's first private detective. First book in the series. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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59 Cadnum, Michael DAUGHTER OF THE WIND
New York: Orchard Books/An Imprint of Scholastic Inc., (2003). 043935224X / 9780439352246 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. As-new! Jacket art by Greg Spalenka. 
"An exciting tale of three young people striving to discover who they are and what the future holds for them, set in the rough, brutal world of the Vikings."--Barbara Scotto. SIGNED by the author to the title-page. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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60 Cadnum, Michael THE LEOPARD SWORD
(New York, New York): Viking, (2002). 0670899089 / 9780670899081 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Remainder mark to lower page edges, else fine, in jade boards with silver spine titles; in a fine, as-new dust jacket. SIGNED by the author at an event in our shop. 
The two young squires Hubert and Edmund set sail from the Holy Land bound for England after the siege of Acre, a slaughter that shattered their faith in a holy war (THE BOOK OF THE LION). SIGNED by the author to the title-page. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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