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The Trial of Elizabeth Cree, A Novel of the Limehouse Murders, Ackroyd, Peter
1 Ackroyd, Peter The Trial of Elizabeth Cree, A Novel of the Limehouse Murders
U.S.A. Nan A. Talese, Doubleday, a division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc., 1540 Broadway, New York, NY 10036 1995 0385477074 / 9780385477079 1st Hardcover Good Good 6.5 Rothenstein, Sir William 
6.5" x 9.5". Withdrawn from the library. Dust Jacket protected by plastic, but has library markings and some wear. Price not clipped. Book had pocket and record of circulation removed from inside the front cover. Residue on endpapers. 261 pages. Very interesting tie-in to several famous persons of the period. London in 1880. Clean text. Our book number 19029. 
Price: 3.00 USD
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The Lancashire Witches, Ainsworth, Harrison
2 Ainsworth, Harrison The Lancashire Witches
Great Britain Grafton Books 1988 0586050957 / 9780586050958 Soft Cover Good No Dust Jacket 4.5 
4.5" x 7" x 2". 717 pages. Scar on spine. Crease on front cover. Wear to the corners and edges. Used paperback in Good condition. "The Classic Tale of the Supernatural" A tragedy - "The Lancashire Witches is Harrison Ainsworth's classic romance of the supernatural, as vast and forbidding, as wild and inspiring, as bleak and as savage as windswept Pendle Hill itself." Well, I wouldn't go THAT far. The story of the people in this book is pretty sad. NO one is happy at the end. Our listing number 19048. 
Price: 3.00 USD
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The City in the Dawn, Allen, Hervey
3 Allen, Hervey The City in the Dawn
New York, USA Rhinehart & Company, Inc. 1950 4th Hardcover Good no DJ 5.75 
Name of previous owner inside. My mother. Private collection. "Because of his deep interest in, and knowledge of American History, Hervey Allen undertook to write a saga of colonial times--in Pennsylvania, the Ohio country, and New York State. It was to be called The Disinherited. The protagonist was one Salathiel Albine. Mr Allen finished the first three volumes of this great novel: The Forest And The Fort, Bedford Villiage, and Toward The Morning. He had written a section of the fourth volume--The City In The Dawn--when death cut short his labors. Fortunately the completed chapters bring Salathiel Albine at last from the forest to the city, the symbol of man's pilgrimage from savagery to civilization.." Copyright MCMXLIII, MCMXLIV, MCMXLVIII, by Hervey Allen. Copyright MCML, by Ann Andrews Allen. 5.75" x 8.5" x 2" thick. Slight wear to edges, small water spots on top of pages. Paper is aged. 696 pages. Our book number 700. (Weighs 2 lbs for shipping.) 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The City In The Dawn, Allen, Hervey
4 Allen, Hervey The City In The Dawn
U.S.A. Rinehart & Company, Inc., New York. Printed in U.S.A. 1948 4th Edition Hardcover Good Dust Jacket worn and flaking, back weak and torn, but most is present. Maroon and grey with white and red lettering. 5.75 
Name of previous owner inside. "Because of his deep interest in, and knowledge of American History, Hervey Allen undertook to write a saga of colonial times--in Pennsylvania, the Ohio country, and New York State. It was to be called The Disinherited. The protagonist was one Salathiel Albine. Mr Allen finished the first three volumes of this great novel: The Forest And The Fort, Bedford Villiage, and Toward The Morning. He had written a section of the fourth volume--The City In The Dawn--when death cut short his labors. Fortunately the completed chapters bring Salathiel Albine at last from the forest to the city, the symbol of man's pilgrimage from savagery to civilization.." Copyright MCMXLIII, MCMXLIV, MCMXLVIII, by Hervey Allen. Copyright MCML, by Ann Andrews Allen. 5.75" x 8.5" x 2" thick. 696 pages. Our book number 700. (Weighs 2 lbs for shipping.) 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The House of the Spirits, Allende, Isabel; translated from the Spanish by Bogin, Magda
5 Allende, Isabel; translated from the Spanish by Bogin, Magda The House of the Spirits
U.S.A. This is a Borzoi Book published by Alfred a Knopf, Inc 1985 0394539079 / 9780394539072 2nd Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 6.5 
Second printing, May 1985. No dust jacket. Clean book. previous owner's name inside front cover. One of the blank pages in the front was folded and cut funny at the printer. 368 pages. Our book number 4011. 
Price: 7.95 USD
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Gildenford, Anand, Valerie
6 Anand, Valerie Gildenford
U.S.A. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1977 0-684-14896-x / 9780684148960 1st Hardcover Good Good 6.25" x 9" Bacon, Paul 
6.25" x 9". One inch tear at lower edve of Dust Jacket near hinge in front, otherwise atractive and clean. Book is in very good condition, clean and unmarked. Some foxing on outside of pages when closed. Historical fiction built around the massacre at Gildenford (England) in 1033 leading up to the 1066 event. 392 pages. Our book number 19017. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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Hope of Earth, Anthony, Piers
7 Anthony, Piers Hope of Earth
U.S.A. Tor Fantasy, A Tom Doherty Associates Book, New York 1998 0-812-57111-8 / 9780812571110 1st mass Market edition: March 1998 Softcover Good No Dust Jacket 4" x 6.75" Elwell, Tristan and Curico, Joe 
4" x 6.75". Some wear to the edges. Text clean, pages secure and clean. Previous owner's name stamped on inside. Borders sticker over bar code. 631 pages. Broad ranging fiction, encounters with historical figures, ending up in the future. "Geodyssey." Our book number 19035. 
Price: 2.50 USD
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The Plains Of Passage, Auel, Jean M.
8 Auel, Jean M. The Plains Of Passage
U.S.A. New York, New York, U.S.A.: Crown Pub 1990 0517580497 / 9780517580493 1st Edition Hardcover Good Fair 6.5" x 9.5" x 2" Hiroko; Palacios after Auel 
6.5" x 9.5" x 2". This is a three-pound book and may require additional postage to your location. First Edition, "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1." Book is very good, some scuffing along the edges from the shelf. Dust jacket has been repaired with tape along the front edge of the front cover. Picture is clear. Plastic coating ispeeling a little at edge of back cover. 760 pages. Our book number 741. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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In The Days Of Poor Richard, Bacheller, Irving
9 Bacheller, Irving In The Days Of Poor Richard
U.S.A. Indianapolis, The Bobbs-Merrill Company Publishers, Printed in the United States of America 1922 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 5.25" x 7.5" Adams, John Wolcott 
5.25" x 7.5". Hardcover, No Dust Jacket. Private Collection. My grandfather's name inside the front cover. Book has a red cloth binding with a gold bordered title on the front cover and a gold title on the spine. Gold on the spine has grown darker. Shelf wear is minor to the edges. Book is still very clean and bright looking. 414 Pages, yellowed with the age of the paper, they lived in Kansas in 1922, so it had to get there by train. It survived the Great Depression and the dust bowl, and now it is offered as a sacrifice for the education of the namesake great-grandson of the previous owner. Illustrated by John Wolcott Adams, Published in Indianapolis, The BOBBS-MERRIL COMPANY, 1922. Printed in the U.S.of A., Press of Braunworth & Co, Book Manufacturers, Brooklyn, N.Y. Our book number 742. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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D'RI and I, Bachellor, Irving
10 Bachellor, Irving D'RI and I
U.S.A. Lothrop publishing Company, Boston 1901 1st Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket 5.25" x 7 3/4" Yohn, F.C. 
5.25" x 7 3/4". Previous owner's name inside front cover in pencil. Wear to top and bottom of cloth on spine. Corners worn. Gold leaf and image on front cover in excellent condition. Pages worn, some fingerprints, spine secure. Text clean. Adventures of pioneers around Lake Champlain and Ontario. Woven from fireside stories of the men who settled the area (or so the author claims.) Our book number 19144. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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The Weeping Wood, Baum, Vicki
11 Baum, Vicki The Weeping Wood
U.S.A. Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York 1943 1st Hardcover Fair No Dust Jacket 5.75" x 8.5" 
5.75" x 8.5". 531 pages. Worn out at a library. Green cloth tape reinforcing spine. Pages soiled and aged. Stated First Edition. The story of Rubber, the "weeping wood" of the Brazilian Jungle, and its two-hundred year history as Rubber changed the world. Comfortable reading copy. Portion of the Dust Jacket with notes is glued on front paste-down, Price not clipped. Our book number 19146. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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The Weeping Wood, Baum, Vicki
12 Baum, Vicki The Weeping Wood
U.S.A. Sun Dial Press, Garden City, New York 1945 Second Hard Cover Fair No Dust Jacket 5.75 
5.75" x 8.25". 531 pages. Chink out of cloth at hinge, wear and fading to spine. Damage to bottom of pages 32 - 42. Text clean, pages secure, no markings in text, previous owner name and address on front endpaper. The story of Rubber, the "weeping wood" of the Brazilian Jungle, and its two-hundred year history as Rubber changed the world. Comfortable reading copy. Our book number 19151. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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Witch Dog, Beatty, John and Patricia
13 Beatty, John and Patricia Witch Dog
William Morrow & Company, 425 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016, Printed in U.S.A. 1968 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Good 5.75" x 8.5" 
254 pages. Some shelf wear and slight soil on dust cover, small tears and wrinkles at spine and top of dust cover, price clipped. Book very clean, "7-05" written inside back cover, otherwise book is very good. 1968 first edition. Accurate Historical fiction about the English Civil War and the dog belonging to Prince Rupert, Boye. Our book number 713. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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14 Bekessy, Emery , with the collaboration of Andreas Hemberger BARABBAS: A NOVEL OF THE TIME OF JESUS
Prentice-Hall, Inc., Printed in the United States of America 1946 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Good 
Translated from the German by Richard and Clara Winston. New York, 1946, Prentice-Hall, Inc. Second [Large] Printing, December 1946. This copy has the original paper dust jacket with a beautiful watercolor on it by Cirlin. Some yellowing of the paper. A surprisingly well preserved copy. Beautiful book. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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15 Blish, James Doctor Mirabilis
Dodd, Mead, & Company, New York 1971 039606325X / 9780396063254 3rd Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 
First American Edition. "In this exquisite re-creation of the Middle Ages, James Blish follows the life of Roger Bacon through both history and myth.." , 1971, beautiful parchment-like dust jacket with Medieval lettering preserved in clear contact paper. Darkening of the DJ along the spine, two water stains across light blue top of closed pages, bookplate of current owner inside front cover. Clean and tight copy. Very nice book. Sacrifice for the education of the next generation (in college.) 
Price: 55.00 USD
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The Decameron, or, Ten Daysí Entertainment of Boccaccio. A revised translation, BOCCACCIO, Giovanni : translated by Kelly, Walter Keating
16 BOCCACCIO, Giovanni : translated by Kelly, Walter Keating The Decameron, or, Ten Daysí Entertainment of Boccaccio. A revised translation
London, Henry G. Bohn, 1855. xii, 545p., frontis. (port.). (Bohnís Extra Volume) 1855 1st Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket 
This book does not have a printed publication date, but if you google the translator and publisher, here is what you find: "BOCCACCIO, Giovanni (1313-1375) The Decameron, or, Ten daysí entertainment of Boccaccio. A revised translation, by W[alter].K[eating]. Kelly. London, Henry G. Bohn, 1855. xii, 545p., frontis. (port.). (Bohnís Extra Volume) Extra Volume: 5. Cordasco: 213. " This volume has been covered in clear contact paper, the original box that came with the book has also been covered with contact paper and reinforced at the corners with red electrical tape. The front cover of the book has ripped in the endpapers and is separated from the title page, so that first three or four pages before the the tissue paper that covers the portrait plate are loose. The front endpaper lists the books available in "BOHN's VARIOUS LIBRARIES published by Bell and Daldy". Discarded paper from another book has been used in the binding process to glue the tied pages together, and you can read the top of the page, which says "How I Found Liv/" and text about David Livingstone. In pencil on the title page is a name, Geo. W. Lane, and date, May, 1873. This book was published in London: Henry G. BOHN, York Street, Covent Garden. The back endpapers continue the advertisment for the publisher. The contact paper has preserved the cover, but the papers are aging and very delicate. All pages are present. Spine is broken also at page 145. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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17 Bonner, Paul Hyde EXCELSIOR!
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1955 1st Edition Hardcover Good Good 
Book Club Edition. Novel, action takes place in Zurich, Switzerland, 80-year-old hero, vital and fresh. Book has wear to the top and bottom of the cover near and on the spine from being removed from shelves, gilt-text on spine. Dust Jacket is soiled in back from water, some damage to lower corner of back/spine under the dust cover, some wear, tears, and a small hole on the front. 279 pages. Published 1955, pages and spine secure. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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18 Boulle, Pierre The Bridge Over the River Kwai
Bantam Books, published by arrangement with Vanguard press, Inc. 1957 3rd Edition Soft cover Poor No Jacket 
Has a water spill across the lower portion of the book. Spine is weak at page 19, but all pages are present and the text is readable. Small pink and black picture of William Holden from the Movie. 
Price: 2.50 USD
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19 Bulla, Clyde Robert; Himler, Ronald; Syson, Michael Conquista!
New York, New York, U.S.A.: Ty Crowell Co 1979 0690038704 / 9780690038705 Hardcover Good No Jacket 
Weekly Reader Book Club Editon. Ex-library. Endpapers are s ittle cracked at the hinge. book is in very nice condition. text very clean, some wear to the corners and edges of the cover. library markings. 
Price: 3.95 USD
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20 Butler, Samuel The Way of All Flesh
De Luxe Editions Club 1940 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Autobiografical Fiction, Victorian life and psychology. Butler's unpublished work at the time of his death, two chapters supplied from Mr. Butler's notes by Mr. Streatfield. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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