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Cue for Treason : A Tale of Shakespearean England

By Trease, Geoffrey

Toronto: Copp Clark Canadian School Edition with Notes and Questions by Marcel Jeanneret. 297p. illus, decorative endpapers."Fleeing from the evil Sir Philip Morton, Peter Brownrigg finds himself on the wrong side of the law - and on the run. As he makes his way to London, he meets Kit, another runaway, and the two decide to stick together. With luck on their side, they find jobs as apprentices to William Shakespeare, but a chance discovery endangers their lives once more. Soon Peter finds himself on an adventure that takes in murderous plots, secrets and even treason, and will test his bravery to its very limits. Set in the turbulent days of Elizabeth I, this classic story of danger and intrigue conjures up a magical world of mystery, twists and turns and thrilling action." Undate reprint. Clean, tight unmarked copy, Green cloth, with spine slighly darkened, else fine. Reprint. Hardcover. Near Fine. Illus. by L.F.Grant.

$17.50

The Wayward Heart

By Bell, Sallie Lee

Grand Rapids MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1957 The dust jacket states "The historic events of Bible history come alive in this dramatic tale of the early Christian era," This promise is not quite fulfilled when the heroine, supposedly living in Jerusalem at the time of Nero, is described as the daughter of a Jewish mother and a Muslim [?] father who apparently wanders around the city in short skirts "free to go where she pleased and to do what she pleased" Only suitable for a rather credulous but faithful reader of the genre. 217p. Ticket from the "Canadian Keswick Conference"t on ffep. [Only 7 copies in WorldCat]. 1st US Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine - Price Clipped.

$20.00

The Crown of Violet

By Trease, Geoffrey

London: Macmillan, 1972 "A swift moving dramatic story with a vivid and accurate picture of a great historical period. Athens "City of the violet crown" lives again. 249p illus. Exceptionally clean crisp copy. Name of previous owner inside front cover, else amost as new. Reprint. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine - Price Clipped. Illus. by C.Walter Hodges.

$30.00

The Unicorn's Blood
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The Unicorn's Blood

By Finney, Patricia

New York: Picador, 1998 Stylish and fascinating historical mystery about treason and life in Elizabethan London."Unicorn's Blood" is about a dangerous secret, the existance of a secret diary kept by Queen Elizabeth I as a young princess. Should this stolen journal, embroidried with a unicorn that has a ruby for an eye, fall into the wrong hands, its intimate revelations would destroy the entire edifice of Tudor government.372p. maps on endpapers. 1st.US Ed... Hard Cover. As New/As New.

$20.00

Caprice and Rondo (Volume Seven in the House of Niccolo series)

By Dunnett,Dorothy

London: Michael Joseph., 1998 Volume Seven of the "House of Niccolo" series.(oversize softcover) . Soft Cover. Very Good.

$5.00

The Lost Queen

By Lofts,Norah

New York.: Doubleday & Co, 1963 A novel based on the tragic life of e of George III's sister, Princess Caroline­Matilda, whose marriage brought her to a throne and whose secret love brought her to disaster...a moving drama of human frailty set against the implacable demands of a royal crown. With careful attention to the historical record...a tale that vividly evokes the stark contrasts of 18th century Denmark: the cruelty, poverty, and oppression of existence under an absolute monarch sinking in­to madness; the royal court with its pomp and pageantry; and the hatreds and intrigggue. BCE. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good, Slight Chips & Tear.

$8.00

The Firedrake's Eye
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The Firedrake's Eye

By Finney, Patricia

New York: St.Martin's Press, 1992 Stylish and fascinating historical mystery about treason and life in Elizabethan London.263p. maps on endpapers. 1st.US Ed... Hard Cover. As New/As New.

$20.00

The Lions of Al-Rassan

By Kay, Guy Gabriel

Toronto: Viking Press, 1998 Hauntingly evocative of medieval Spain, a deeply compelling story of love, adventure, divided loyalties, and what happens when beliefs begin to remake -- or destroy -- a world. The ruling Asharites of Al-Rassan have come from the desert sands, but over centuries, seduced by the sensuous pleasures of their new land, their stern piety has eroded. The Asharite empire has splintered into decadent city-states led by warring petty kings. King Almalik of Cartada is on the ascendancy, aided always by his friend and advisor, the notorious Ammar ibn Khairan -- poet, diplomat, soldier -- until a summer afternoon of savage brutality changes their relationship forever. Meanwhile, in the north, the conquered Jaddites' most celebrated -- and feared -- military leader, Rodrigo Belmonte, driven into exile, leads his mercenary company south. In the dangerous lands of Al-Rassan, these two men from different worlds meet and serve -- for a time -- the same master. Sharing their interwoven fate -- and increasingly torn by her feelings -- is Jehane, the accomplished court physician, whose own skills play an increasing role as Al-Rassan is swept to the brink of holy war, and beyond.. 1st.Can Ed... Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

$35.00

The Lions of Al-Rassan

By Kay, Guy Gabriel

Toronto: Viking Press, 1998 Hauntingly evocative of medieval Spain, a deeply compelling story of love, adventure, divided loyalties, and what happens when beliefs begin to remake -- or destroy -- a world. The ruling Asharites of Al-Rassan have come from the desert sands, but over centuries, seduced by the sensuous pleasures of their new land, their stern piety has eroded. The Asharite empire has splintered into decadent city-states led by warring petty kings. King Almalik of Cartada is on the ascendancy, aided always by his friend and advisor, the notorious Ammar ibn Khairan -- poet, diplomat, soldier -- until a summer afternoon of savage brutality changes their relationship forever. Meanwhile, in the north, the conquered Jaddites' most celebrated -- and feared -- military leader, Rodrigo Belmonte, driven into exile, leads his mercenary company south. In the dangerous lands of Al-Rassan, these two men from different worlds meet and serve -- for a time -- the same master. Sharing their interwoven fate -- and increasingly torn by her feelings -- is Jehane, the accomplished court physician, whose own skills play an increasing role as Al-Rassan is swept to the brink of holy war, and beyond.. 1st.Can Ed... Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

$35.00

The Last Troubadour: Song of Montsegur
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The Last Troubadour: Song of Montsegur

By Armstrong , Derek

Largo : Kunati Inc., 2007 In this historical thriller set against the rich background of the 13th-century Inquisition, the last living troubadour, condemned by the church as a heretic, must rescue a holy Christian relic from a crusading king. Seamlessly weaving the history of the Cathar Crusade with the historical origins of the Tarot deck, this fascinating, genre-bending epic brings symbols of the Tarot to life through medieval characters—Arnot the Knight Templar as the Chariot, Dame Esclarmonde de Foix as the High Priestess, Nevara as the Magician, Pope Innocent IV as the Hierophant, and Ramon Troubadour as the Fool—to create a richly textured historical fantasy that is suspenseful, humourous, tragic, and satirical by turns.. Signed by Author. 1st US Edition. Hardcover. As New/As Nbew.

$35.00

A Trembling Upon Rome

By Condon, Richard

London: Michael Joseph, 1983 In this vivid and powerful novel of the late Middle Ages, at the time of the Great Schism, when two.... and later three.... popes reigned simultaneously, Richard Condon tells the epic story of Baldassare Cossa, who acceded to the papacy in May 1410. Born into a family of pirates, Cossa scaled the ladder of influence as a lawyer, army general and prelate. He was eventually trapped into becoming the first Pope John XXIII.... and left a name which has been reviled in Church history. All the corrupt elements of high life are here: lust, greed, murder and intrigue, enriched by the power of history.. 1st UK Edition. Hardcover. As New/As New.

$20.00

A Royal Quest
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A Royal Quest

By Lide, Mary

New York: Warner Books, 1987 "Uncorrectd Page Proofs" The two sons and daughter of Ann of Cambray and Raoul of Sedgemont are caught in the border struggles between the Welsh and the Normans and in the intrigues of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. ARC/Advance Reading Copy. Original Wraps. Near Fine.

$9.00

How Far to Bethlehem ?

By Lofts,Norah

New York: Doubleday & Co, 1965 Norah Lofts remarkable novel retells the story of the Nativity from the Annunciation to the Birth of Christ, and in it she has sought to reveal the motives and emotions of the characters as they converged on the humble stable in Bethlehem. With immense care and a superb sense of history she has re-created this most wonderful of tales with compassion, understanding, freshness and faith. .It opens in Nazareth where Mary, who has been visited by the Angel Gabriel, prepared for her forthcoming marriage to Joseph and shows with astonishing clarity the fears and joys she felt as she learned of her appointed task.. BCE. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$15.00

How Far to Bethlehem ?

By Lofts,Norah

New York: Doubleday & Co, 1965 Norah Lofts remarkable novel retells the story of the Nativity from the Annunciation to the Birth of Christ, and in it she has sought to reveal the motives and emotions of the characters as they converged on the humble stable in Bethlehem. With immense care and a superb sense of history she has re-created this most wonderful of tales with compassion, understanding, freshness and faith. .It opens in Nazareth where Mary, who has been visited by the Angel Gabriel, prepared for her forthcoming marriage to Joseph and shows with astonishing clarity the fears and joys she felt as she learned of her appointed task.. BCE. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$15.00

John, Duke of Bedford, Brother of Henry V

By Heyer, Georgette

London: Bodley Head, 1983 John, Duke of Bedford grew to manhood fighting for his father, Henry IV of England. A prince of the royal blood, loyal, strong, the greatest ally that his brother - the future Henry V - was to have. Filled with the clash of bitter rivalries and deadly power struggles, this is Georgette Heyer's last and most ambitious novel.. 1st UK Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

$22.50

The Dream of Scipio
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The Dream of Scipio

By Pears, Iain

Toronto: A.A. Knopf, 2002 "May well be the best historical mystery ever written,"...so brilliantly constructed, the author himself describes it as "a complexity." ... the centuries are the fifth (the final days of the Roman Empire); the fourteenth (the years of the Black Death); and the twentieth (World War II). The setting for each is the same-Provence-and each has at its heart a love story. The narratives intertwine seamlessly, but what joins them thematically is an ancient text-"The Dream of Scipio"-a work of neo-Platonism that poses timeless philosophical questions. What is the obligation of the individual in a society under siege? What is the role of learning when civilization itself is threatened, whether by acts of man or nature? Does virtue lie more in engagement or in neutrality? "Power without wisdom is tyranny; wisdom without power is pointless," warns one of Pears's characters.. Signed by Author. 1st Can Ed. Hard Cover. As New/New.

$25.00

Let the Emperor Speak : A Novel of Caesar Augustus

By Massie, Allan

New York: Doubleday & Co, 1987 1st.US Ed... Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

$15.00

The 13th. Child

By Ridge, Antonia

London: Faber & Faber, 1962 Novel about the Welsh Owen Tudor who married Katherine of Valois, widow of Henry V and founded the Tudor dynasty. 1st.UK Ed... Hard Cover. Very Good/Good with slight chips & Tear.

$25.00

Live From Golgotha

By Vidal, Gore

New York: Random House, 1992 'The Gospel according to Gore Vidal" A satirical take on the Crucifixion - supporting characters include St Timothy, Nero, The Saint (Paul) various modern religious evangelists and NBC news. Reprint.. Hard Cover. New/New.

$12.50

Red Adam's Lady
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Red Adam's Lady

By Ingram, Grace [pseud. Doris Sutcliffe Adams]

London: Collins, 1973 "A turbulent blend of love and war, romance and treachery, castles and battles,chivalry and murder" Well written and exiting novel set in the early Middle Ages in Northhumberland.. 1st.UK Ed... Hardcover. As New/As New.

$195.00

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