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Elizabethan England.

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1 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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2 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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3 Sutcliff, Rosemary LADY IN WAITING
New York: Coward-McCann, Inc., (1957). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Mild spine roll, wear and abrasion to shelf edges, a very good plus copy; in an edge-worn, nicked, rubbed, age-toned pictorial dust jacket with an l-shaped closed edge tear to rear panel. 
"I think it is a most attractive book, sensitively and delicately written. The story of Walter Raleigh and his wife Bess is very moving, for the author has so identified herself with her characters...that they become very real to us."--Elizabeth Goudge. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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4 Tobin, Betsy BONE HOUSE
New York: Scribner, (2001). 0743201965 / 9780743201964 First U.S. edition: Review copy, with publisher's slip laid in. Hardcover. Fine in black over autumn-orange boards with gilt titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket illustrated from a painting by Godfried Schalken. 
The playwright/journalist's debut novel is set in a rural 17th century English village and tells the tale of a haunting murder through the narrative poetic voice of a sleuthing chambermaid. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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