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The Trial of Elizabeth Cree, A Novel of the Limehouse Murders

By: Ackroyd, Peter

Price: $9.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Nan A. Talese, Doubleday, a division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc., 1540 Broadway, New York, NY 10036: 1995

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 19029

ISBN: 0385477074

Condition: Good


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 Withdrawn from the library.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. View more info

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The Lancashire Witches

By: Ainsworth, Harrison

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Grafton Books: 1988

Seller ID: 19048

ISBN: 0586050957

Condition: Good


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. View more info

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The City In The Dawn

By: Allen, Hervey

Price: $10.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Rinehart & Company, Inc., New York. Printed in U.S.A.: 1948

Edition: 4th Edition

Seller ID: 19009

Condition: Good


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... View more info

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The City in the Dawn

By: Allen, Hervey

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, USA, Rhinehart & Company, Inc.: 1950

Edition: 4th

Seller ID: 700

Condition: Good


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 Sal... View more info

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The House of the Spirits

By: Allende, Isabel; translated from the Spanish by Bogin, Magda

Price: $7.95

Publisher: U.S.A., This is a Borzoi Book published by Alfred a Knopf, Inc: 1985

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 4011

ISBN: 0394539079

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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The Schirmer Inheritance

By: Ambler, Eric

Price: $25.00

Publisher: United States, Alfred A Knopf: 1953

Edition: Book Club Edition

Seller ID: 19050

Condition: Good


8.5" x 5.75", 219 pages. Book very clean, withdrawn from a library, one small stamp on front facing endpaper. Book club edition, Dust Jacket has a scratch on the back. Binding sound, text clean. Post WWII suspense in eastern Europe. Our book number 19050. View more info

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Gildenford

By: Anand, Valerie

Price: $8.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Charles Scribner's Sons, New York: 1977

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 19017

ISBN: 0-684-14896-x

Condition: Good


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. View more info

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Hope of Earth

By: Anthony, Piers

Price: $2.50

Publisher: U.S.A., Tor Fantasy, A Tom Doherty Associates Book, New York: 1998

Edition: 1st mass Market edition: March 1998

Seller ID: 19035

ISBN: 0-812-57111-8

Condition: Good


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. View more info

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The Plains Of Passage

By: Auel, Jean M.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: U.S.A., New York, New York, U.S.A.: Crown Pub: 1990

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 741

ISBN: 0517580497

Condition: Good


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. View more info

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In The Days Of Poor Richard

By: Bacheller, Irving

Price: $45.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Indianapolis, The Bobbs-Merrill Company Publishers, Printed in the United States of America: 1922

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 742

Condition: Very Good


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. I... View more info

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D'RI and I

By: Bachellor, Irving

Price: $8.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Lothrop publishing Company, Boston: 1901

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 19144

Condition: Good


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. View more info

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The Weeping Wood

By: Baum, Vicki

Price: $4.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York: 1943

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 19146

Condition: Fair


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. View more info

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The Weeping Wood

By: Baum, Vicki

Price: $8.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Sun Dial Press, Garden City, New York: 1945

Edition: Second

Seller ID: 19151

Condition: Fair


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. View more info

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BARABBAS: A NOVEL OF THE TIME OF JESUS

By: Bekessy, Emery , with the collaboration of Andreas Hemberger

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Prentice-Hall, Inc., Printed in the United States of America: 1946

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 19102

Condition: Very 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. View more info

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Doctor Mirabilis

By: Blish, James

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Dodd, Mead, & Company, New York: 1971

Edition: 3rd Edition

Seller ID: 19101

ISBN: 039606325X

Condition: 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.) View more info

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The Decameron, or, Ten Days’ Entertainment of Boccaccio. A revised translation

By: BOCCACCIO, Giovanni : translated by Kelly, Walter Keating

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London, Henry G. Bohn, 1855. xii, 545p., frontis. (port.). (Bohn’s Extra Volume): 1855

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 739

Condition: Good


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 days’ entertainment of Boccaccio. A revised translation, by W[alter].K[eating]. Kelly. London, Henry G. Bohn, 1855. xii, 545p., frontis. (port.). (Bohn’s 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 b... View more info

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EXCELSIOR!

By: Bonner, Paul Hyde

Price: $9.00

Publisher: United States, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York: 1955

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 19132

Condition: 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.Our book number 19132. View more info

The Bridge Over the River Kwai

By: Boulle, Pierre

Price: $2.50

Publisher: Bantam Books, published by arrangement with Vanguard press, Inc.: 1957

Edition: 3rd Edition

Seller ID: 19137

Condition: Poor


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. View more info

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Conquista!

By: Bulla, Clyde Robert; Himler, Ronald; Syson, Michael

Price: $3.95

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A.: Ty Crowell Co: 1979

Seller ID: 6013

ISBN: 0690038704

Condition: Good


Weekly Reader Book Club Edition. 1978. Ex-library. Endpapers are a little 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. Our book number 6013. View more info

The Way of All Flesh

By: Butler, Samuel

Price: $12.00

Publisher: De Luxe Editions Club: 1940

Seller ID: 19134

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info