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On a Balcony

By Stacton, David

New York: London House & Maxwell, 1959. 256 pp. A historical novel of Pharoah Ikhnaton and his queen, Nefertiti; the striking dust jacket includes images of both. "Mr. Stacton has imposed a unique imagination on an historical period and written a modern novel which reveals great insight into the minds, hearts and motivations of human beings." Leaves toned, edges lightly sunned. VG, with price-intact dustjacket with light soiling, light edge wear. . First American Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

$30.00

Freelon Starbird: Being a Narrative of the Extraordinary Hardships Suffered By an Accidental Soldier in a Beaten Army During the Autumn and Winter of 1776
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Freelon Starbird: Being a Narrative of the Extraordinary Hardships Suffered By an Accidental Soldier in a Beaten Army During the Autumn and Winter of 1776

By Snow, Richard F

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1976. 209 pp. Tan cloth, title and illustration on front board stamped in brown, green endpapers. Inscribed by the author on half-title: "3/8/83 For Mimi & Russell - but especially for Mimi who, by enquiring after Freelon at this late date, has cheered me enormously! Richard" Price-intact dustjacket has a little wear at extremities.. Presentation Copy. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good+. Illus. by Ben F. Stahl.

$37.50

Edwy the Fair Or the First Chronicle of Aescendune

By Crake, A. D

New York: Longman's, Green and Co, 1928. xi, 303, [1] pp. New edition, editied by Bertha L. Gunterman with 8 plates by R. Holberg. Romanticized tale of Saxon England, "with the historical events true to fact." The dry facts of history indicate that Abbot Dunstan of Glastonbury seems to have rebuked then King Edred’s nephew Edwy for his scandalous lifestyle. In 955, Edwy succeeded Edred on the throne, and took his revenge on Dunstan by confiscating his property and sending him into exile. VG/G-. First Edition, Thus. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good-. Illus. by Richard A. Holberg.

$15.00

Wife to Great Buckingham

By Lewis, Hilda

New York: G P Putnam's Sons, 1960. 332 pp. With bibliography. Blue cloth, decorative spine and titles stamped in white and red. A little thumb soil, leaves slightly age darkened. Price-intact dustjacket has edge wear. . First American Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/GVG.

$25.00

The Massacre

By Vrooman, John J

Johnstown, New York: The Baronet Litho Company, 1954. xii, 268 pp. Orange cloth, titles and decorative front board gilt, map endpapers, illustrations throughout. Dustjacket has a 1/8"x1/2" chip at head edge of spine and one small closed tear. Inscribed by the author's wife on half title page. "In this book is represented the artistry of the novelist, the poignancy of the poet, and the accuracy and understanding of the historian...an experience which clarifies a whole forgotten chapter of our history." NF/VG+. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good+. Illus. by John Watrous.

$35.00

The Sea Tower.

By Walpole, Hugh:

New York: Doubleday Doran, 1939. [x], 307 pp. Green cloth, spine title gilt, 'HW' embossed on front board, green top edges, Near Fine. Price-clipped dustjacket has edge wear, previous owner's stamp on front pastedown, VG. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.

$14.50

Forty Centuries Look Down. A Biographical Novel of Napoleon

By Austin, F. Britten

New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1937. [x], 374 pp. Orange cloth, titles and decorative emblem stamped in blue, map endpapers. Price-intact dustjacket has a little edge wear, soiling on rear panel. "Napoleon at the beginning of his course to supreme power.". First American Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/GVG.

$75.00

Council Fire and Cannon

By Vrooman, John J

Chicago: Follett Publishing, 1962. 186 pp. Orange cloth, titles and decorative front board stamped in black; lovely illustrations (woodcuts?) spread across two pages at beginning of each chapter. A little shelf wear and at spine edges, previous owner's name in ink on ffep. Price-intact dustjacket has wear at spine edges. Half title page inscribed "To Dean Dykstra with esteem John J Wrooman Louise H. Vrooman". "From the days when the Great Council Fire of the League of the Iroquois Indians first blazed on the shores of Lake Onondaga, through colonial times and the Revolutionary War, these stories cover a fascinating period of early American History." VG+/VG. Signed by Author. Hard Cover. Very Good+/Very Good. Illus. by Reg Massie.

$25.00

Drums Against Frontenac.

By Chalmers II, Harvey:

New York: Richard R Smith, 1949. 440 pp with bibliography. Red cloth with gilt lettering, pictorial endpapers. Clean and tight, VG in chipped, price-clipped dustwrapper, Good.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good.

$14.50