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The Chief's Daughter; or, The Settlers in Virginia (The New Series of Historical Tales illustrated the chief Events in Ecclesiastical History, British, American, and General, Number 3.)

By: N/A

Price: $80.00

Publisher: London: John Henry and James Parker: 1859

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2022174

Condition: Good


First edition. 1/4 inch bookworm hole in fore-edge margin, hinges just starting, corners a bit rubbed, front board lightly stained, owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1859 Hard Cover. 126 pp. 12mo. Colonial American novel, featuring a frontispiece of Pocahontas saving the life of English settler John Smith. Sabin 12688. View more info

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The Sailor Boy: A Novel

By: N/A

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Luther Roby: 1843

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 1953827

Condition: Very Good


Fourth American edition. Lightly rubbed, a few pages a bit foxed. 1843 Small Hard Cover. 114; 118 pp. 12mo. Two books in one volume. Original brown boards, gilt titles & decorations on spine, blind-stamped design on boards. A British work of fiction following the exploits of a young sailor. View more info

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Gone Native: A Tale of the South Seas

By: 'Asterisk' (Author of 'Isles of Illusion')

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Constable & Co Ltd: 1924

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201867

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Light crease on front cover has caused slight damage to endpaper on reverse. Ink stamp on title page, ink number on contents page. 1924 Hard Cover. 332 pp. CONTENTS: THE WOMAN: The Recruiting; The Voyage; Ashore; Learning; Clouds; Storm; Escape; Haven; Topsy; THE MAN: Change; Pere Douceret; Stephens; The Mission Station; Is It Well with the Child?; Native; THE CONCLUSION: Shame; Rats; Evil; Sacrifice. View more info

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The Good, the Bad, and the Infernal (Heaven's Gate Trilogy)

By: Adams, Guy

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Solaris: 2013

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2269572

ISBN: 1781080895

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. Spine creased. 2013 Mass Market Paperback. 318 pp. A weird western, a gun-toting, cigarrillo-chewing fantasy built from hangman’s rope and spent bullets. The west has never been wilder. A Steampunk-Western-Fantasy from Guy Adams. “You wish to meet your God?” the gunslinger asked, cocking his revolver, “well now... that’s easy to arrange.” Every one hundred years a town appears. From a small village in the peaks of Tibet to a gathering of mud h... View more info

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Our Square and the People In It

By: Adams, Samuel Hopkins

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1917

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1509438

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Includes scarce jacket. Jacket edge wear with minor loss, crayon marks on front jacket panel. Frontispiece protected by original tissue guard.Good. 1917 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 424 pp. Black & white frontispiece, seven full-page pen-and-ink illustrations by J. Scott Williams throughout text. Tales of human joys and sorrows, -- of love, adventure, ambition, comedy, and tragedy which take place in a quaint corner of New York... View more info

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Chingo Smith of the Erie Canal

By: Adams, Samuel Hopkins

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Random House: 1958

Seller ID: 2266783

Condition: Very Good


Ex-library copy, rebound. No jacket, pocket mark on front endpaper, pencil note on rear paste-down endpaper. 1958 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 275 pp. Story about Erie canal and a man who worked on it. During the early 1800s, a waif in upstate New York makes his way from odd-jobs boy in an inn to captain of a canal boat. View more info

The Pony Express (Landmark Books Series, 7)

By: Adams, Samuel Hopkins

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Random House: 1950

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2278420

Condition: Very Good


Jacket edges rubbed, minor loss to jacket spine head and jacket spine base, jacket flaps taped to boards. 1950 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 185 pp. Illustrated by Lee J. Ames. They want riders--young riders-- good riders!. The news spread quickly from ranch to ranch. Cowboys, stagecoach drivers, trappers, and prospectors rushed to join the newly formed Pony Express. This business of carrying the mails across country sounded mighty exciting! View more info

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Rose in Bloom (The Golden Days Series, Illustrated)

By: Alcott, Louisa M.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: M.A. Donohue & Co.: 1936

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2272415

Condition: Very Good


Jacket edges rubbed with a few minor chips. 1936 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 319 pp. Includes color frontispiece. Rose in Bloom, by Louisa May Alcott, depicts the story of a nineteenth-century girl, Rose Campbell, finding her way in society. It is Alcott's sequel to Eight Cousins. View more info

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Jack and Jill (Complete Authorized Edition)

By: Alcott, Louisa M.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: A.L. Burt Company: 1928

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2272416

Condition: Very Good


Surface tears along jacket edges, one-inch tear along top edge of jacket rear, a few small tears along jacket edges. A few small spots on top page ridge, ink name on frontispiece recto. 1928 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 334 pp. Includes color frontispiece. Jack and Jill: A Village Story by Louisa May Alcott, is a children's book originally published in 1880. It takes place in a small New England town after the Civil War. The story of two good... View more info

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Little Men: Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys

By: Alcott, Louisa May

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1901

Seller ID: 2262055

Condition: Near Fine


Two half-inch tears along top edge of jacket front, jacket edges lightly rubbed, ink marks on rear jacket flap. Ink note on front endpaper. 1901 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 335 pp. Little Men, or Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott, first published in 1871. The novel reprises characters from Little Women and is considered by some the second book of an unofficial Little Women trilogy, which is comp... View more info

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Jo's Boys (Illustrated Junior Library)

By: Alcott, Louisa May

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap, Publishers: 1949

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2272414

Condition: Very Good


One-inch tear along edge of front jacket flap previously mended with tape, half-inch and quarter-inch tear along bottom edge of jacket rear, half-inch tear along top edge of jacket rear. 1949 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 338 pp. Includes color frontispiece and plates. Jo's Boys, and How They Turned Out: A Sequel to Little Men is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott, first published in 1886. The novel is the final book in the unofficia... View more info

Little Men: Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys (Illustrated Junior Library)

By: Alcott, Louisa May

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1947

Seller ID: 2278345

Condition: Very Good


One inch by one inch chip to jacket spine head and jacket spine base, jacket edges rubbed with multiple small chips and creases. 1947 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 372 pp. Illustrated by Douglas Gorsline. Color endpapers. Little Men, or Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott, first published in 1871. The novel reprises characters from Little Women and is considered by some the second book of an unoffic... View more info

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The Rim of the Prairie

By: Aldrich, Bess Streeter

Price: $25.00

Publisher: A.L. Burt Company: 1925

Seller ID: 2204408

Condition: Very Good


Ink name inside. 1925 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 352 pp. A western story set in a small town in Nebraska on 'the rim of the prairie.' The characters include a tantalizing heroine made more attractive by a hint of mystery, a steadfast hero, and two delightful pioneers.-Cleveland Open ShelfKeywords: BESS STREETER ALDRICH RIM OF PRAIRIE WESTERN WILD OLD WEST NEBRASKA HISTORICAL FICTION View more info

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Anthony Adverse in Africa (Dell Mapback No. 283)

By: Allen, Hervey

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Dell: 1949

Seller ID: 2148535

Condition: Good


Wrappers starting to delaminate. 1949 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Young, restless, eager for adventure, Anthony unexpectedly finds himself master of a large plantation and slave establishment in steaming, equatorial Africa, far from the tranquility of his native Livorno, Italy. View more info

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The Choir Invisible

By: Allen, James Lane

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Macmillan Company: 1898

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2202908

Condition: Very Good


18th printing. No jacket, large stain to corner of rear paste-down endpaper and rear endpaper. 1898 Hard Cover. 361 pp. James Lane Allen was an American novelist and short story writer whose work often depicted the culture and dialects of his native Kentucky. His work is characteristic of the late-19th century local color era, when writers sought to capture the vernacular in their fiction. Allen has been described as Kentucky's first important novelist.This novel, by th... View more info

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Zorro: Una Novela

By: Allende, Isabel

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Rayo: 2005

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2200692

ISBN: 0060779012

Condition: Near Fine


2nd printing. Spanish text. Near fine.Jacket lightly toned, scuff mark to jacket front, jacket spine edges bumped. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 381 pp. Spanish text. A swashbuckling adventure story that reveals for the first time how Diego de la Vega became the masked man we all know so well.Born in southern California late in the eighteenth century, he is a child of two worlds. Diego de la Vega's father is an aristocratic Spanish milita... View more info

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Daughter of Fortune: A Novel

By: Allende, Isabel; Peden, Margaret Sayers

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200656

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1999 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, [2], 399 pp. 8vo. Orphaned at birth, Eliza Sommers is raised in the British colony of Valparaiso, Chile, by the well-intentioned Victorian spinster Miss Rose and her more rigid brother Jeremy. Just as she meets and falls in love with the wildly inappropriate Joaquin Andieta, a lowly clerk who works for Jeremy, gold is discovered in the h... View more info

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Portrait in Sepia

By: Allende, Isabel; Peden, Margaret Sayers

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200660

Condition: Near Fine


First American edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 304 pp. 8vo. Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden. Internationally celebrated novelist Isabel Allende has written a magnificent historical novel set at the end of the nineteenth century in Chile -- a marvelous family saga that takes up and continues the story begun in her highly acclaimed Daughter of Fortune. Recounted... View more info

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Zorro: A Novel

By: Allende, Isabel; Peden, Margaret Sayers

Price: $15.00

Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200693

ISBN: 0060778970

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. English text. Near fine.Near Fine. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 390 pp. English text. A swashbuckling adventure story that reveals for the first time how Diego de la Vega became the masked man we all know so well.Born in southern California late in the eighteenth century, he is a child of two worlds. Diego de la Vega's father is an aristocratic Spanish military man turned landowner; his mother, a Shoshone warrior. Diego le... View more info

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The Masters of the Peaks: A Story of the Great North Woods (French and Indian War Series)

By: Altsheler, Joseph A.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Appleton-Century: 1946

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2260639

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Quarter-size surface tear to jacket front, jacket edges rubbed, jacket lightly foxed (more so on reverse), front jacket flap price clipped, page ridges lightly foxed. 1946 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 310 pp. It is laid in the period of the French and Indian War, just after the colonists' first big victory at Lake George, and it pictures their subsequent struggles with Montcalm. The book ends with the massacre of Fort William Henry. ... View more info

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The Blood of Flowers: A Novel

By: Amirrezvani, Anita

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Back Bay Books: 2008

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2265844

ISBN: 0316065773

Condition: Very Good


Light toning to page ridge. 2008 Trade Paperback. In 17th-century Iran, a 14-year-old woman believes she will be married within the year. But when her beloved father dies, she and her mother find themselves alone and without a dowry. With nowhere else to go, they are forced to sell the brilliant turquoise rug the young woman has woven to pay for their journey to Isfahan, where they will work as servants for her uncle, a rich rug designer in the court of the legendary Sha... View more info

King of Ys: Gallicenae (Volume II)

By: Anderson, Poul & Karen

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Baen Books: 1987

Seller ID: 1305443

Condition: Very Good


Spine lightly creased. 1987 Mass Market Paperback. Volume II of one of the great epic fantasies of this decade. Set in the misty time between the fall of the Roman Empire and the rise of our own age, Roma Mater chronicled the coming of Gratillonius, the Roman Prefect who became a King. Book II, Gallicenae, is the story of his nine queens, and penetrates to the very heart of the legend. View more info

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Bugle, a Puppy in Old Yorktown (Tip-Top Elf Book, 8618)

By: Andrews, Mary

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Rand McNally & Company: 1958

Seller ID: 2272839

Condition: Very Good


Corners lightly rubbed, pencil name on title page, pages lightly toned. 1958 Hard Cover. Unpaginated. The story of a dog living in Colonial times in Yorktown, Virginia. View more info

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Three Girls Lost

By: Andrews, Robert D.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1528178

Condition: Good


First edition. No jacket. Boards rubbed, pages toned. 1930 Hard Cover. 284 pp. 7 1/2 x 5 1/4. Inspiration for the Western film starring John Wayne. View more info

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The Last Blossom on the Plum Tree

By: Astor, Brooke

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Random House: 1986

Seller ID: 1298193

Condition: Very Good


Sticker on front dust jacket panel.Very Good. 1986 Hard Cover. 244 pp. The year is 1928. The stock market is booming. Hoover is in the White House, Josephine Baker is in the Cotton Club. And in a fast-paced scenario that raced from luncheon at the Ritz to champagne at the Savoy, from Manhattan's luxurious town houses to Portofino's sunny shores, Irma Shrewsbury and Emily Codway - each in her own way - encounter life's 'last plum blossom.' View more info

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The Plains of Passage

By: Auel, Jean M.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Bantam: 1991

Seller ID: 2203045

Condition: Very Good


Spine creased. 1991 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. With her companion, Jondalar, Ayla sets out on her most dangerous and daring journey--away from the welcoming hearths of The Mammoth Hunters and into the unknown. Their odyssey spans a beautiful but sparsely populated and treacherous continent, the windswept grasslands of Ice Age Europe, casting the pair among strangers. View more info

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The Mammoth Hunters (Earth's Children, Book 3)

By: Auel, Jean M.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Crown Publishers: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2268442

ISBN: 0517556278

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 1985 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 645 pp. Map illustrated endpapers. In this third and long-awaited novel in the acclaimed Earth's Children TM series, Ayla, the independent heroine of The Clan of the Cave Bear and The Valley of Horses, sets out from the valley on Whinney, the horse she tamed. With her is Jondalar, the tall, handsome, yellow-haired man she nursed back to health and came to love. Together they m... View more info

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The Valley of Horses (Earth's Children Series Book 2)

By: Auel, Jean M.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton: 1983

Seller ID: 2268464

ISBN: 0340268409

Condition: Very Good


Spine creased, a few faint spots to page ridges, crease to pages 127-128. 1983 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 571 pp. This unforgettable odyssey into the distant past carries us back to the awesome mysteries of the exotic, primeval world of The Clan of the Cave Bear, and to Ayla, now grown into a beautiful and courageous young woman. Cruelly cast out by the new leader of the ancient Clan that adopted her as a child, Ayla leaves those she l... View more info

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Emma

By: Austen, Jane

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1985

Seller ID: 1529607

Condition: Very Good


1985 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. As daughter of the richest, most important man in the small provincial village of Highbury, Emma Woodhouse is firmly convinced that it is her right--perhaps even her 'duty' -- to arrange the lives of others. Considered by most critics to be Austen's most technically brilliant achievement, 'Emma' sparkles with ironic insights into self-deception, self-discovery, and the interplay of love and power. View more info

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Jane Austen Seven Volume Set: Sense and Sensibility; Pride and Prejudice; Mansfield Park; Emma; Northanger Abbey; Persuasion; Shorter Works (The Novel Library)

By: Austen, Jane; Church, Richard

Price: $295.00

Publisher: The Folio Society: 1975

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2267854

Condition: Near Fine


1975 second edition, reset from the 1958 Folio edition. Includes publisher's slipcase. Slipcase faintly soiled. An attractive set of novels by Jane Austen comprising all the works she completed in her lifetime, decoratively bound in quarter grey cloth with gilt titles and designs, and multi-colored stamped paper over boards. Includes: Sense and Sensibility; Pride and Prejudice; Mansfield Park; Emma; Northanger Abbey; Persuasion; Shorter Works. Each volume includes an int... View more info