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COLD STEEL.

by SHIEL, M. P. [Matthew Phipps].

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Published
1900.
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First American Edition
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$75.00

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New York: Brentano's., 1900.. First American Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First American Edition. Octavo, original pictorial brown cloth, upper front panel depicting a scene of knights with lances in black, brown & light blue, titled in black and ruled in brown on front cover, gilt titles to spine. 372 pp. A few specks to the spine, really quite… Read more
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COLD STEEL.

by SHIEL, M. P. [Matthew Phipps].

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Thompson Rare Books
Published
1899.
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition, First Impression
Item Price
$175.00

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London: Grant Richards, 1899.. First Edition, First Impression. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition. Octavo, original pictorial brown cloth, upper front panel depicting a scene of knights with lances in black, brown & light blue, titled in black and ruled in brown on front cove & spine. 372 pp + 19 pp catalogue "Mr. Grant Richards's Catalogue of… Read more
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THE WAY OF THE GODS.

by LONG, John Luther.

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Published
1906
Condition
Near Fine in Dust Jacket
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$85.00

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New York: The Macmillan Company, 1906. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine in Dust Jacket. Octavo, original pictorial sage-green cloth titled in gilt on spine, titled in black and decorated in black, red and gilt on front panel, top edges gilt. 314 pp + [3] pp ads at rear. Publisher's promotional pamphlet advertising 8 other contemporary books, including Jack… Read more
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CURSED BE THE TREASURE.

by DRAKE, H.B.

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Published
1928 [i.e., slightly later]
Condition
Very Good in Dust Jacket
Edition
Reprint
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$30.00

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New York: A.L. Burt Company., 1928 [i.e., slightly later]. Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good in Dust Jacket. Early reprint, perhaps the first, of the 1st edition issued by the Macy-Masius Company of New York in 1928. Octavo, original red cloth titled and ruled in gilt on spine and front panel. 310 pp + [2] pp ads at rear. Ink… Read more
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THE GOLDEN WIND

by DE CAMP, L. Sprague.

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Published
1969.
Condition
Fine in Dust Jacket
Edition
First Edition
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$35.00

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Garden City, New York: Doubleday and Company, 1969.. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in Dust Jacket. First edition. Octavo, original blue cloth titled in gilt on spine, titles in blind on upper cover. 288 pp, map endpapers. A near fine copy in a bright, near fine dust jacket. ¶ Historical novel, the voyages of Eudoxos of Kyzikos, circa… Read more
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MICAH CLARKE. His Statement, as made to his three grandchildren, Joseph, Gervas and Reuben, during the hard winter of 1734...

by DOYLE, Arthur Conan.

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Published
1889.
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Second Edition
Item Price
$95.00

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London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1889.. Second Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Second Edition", so stated on the title page. Original blue cloth over bevelled boards, gilt titles. 421 pp + [2] + 16 pp publishers catalogue, dated January 1889, bound in at rear, endpapers decorated with the publisher's device. The first Edition of 1,000 copies was issued Feb… Read more
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THE ARICKAREE TREASURE And Other Brief Tales of Adventurous Montanians.

by CLARKE, Albert G, Jr.

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Published
1901.
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition, First Printing
Item Price
$45.00

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New York, London & Montreal: The Abbey Press, 1901.. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition. Octavo, original pictorial dark grey cloth blocked in silver and gilt, gilt titles on spine. 232 pp. One plate. Bookplate removed from front free endpaper, small repaired tear to a rear blank leaf, a bright, very good copy. ¶… Read more
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LIFE IN THE MINES; Or Crime Avenged. Including Thrilling Adventures Among Miners and Outlaws. Copiously Illustrated by H.S. DeLay.

by SIMPSON, Charles.

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Thompson Rare Books
Published
[1898]
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition, First Printing
Item Price
$65.00

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Chicago: Rhodes & McClure Publishing Company, [1898]. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Octavo, original decorated green cloth elaborately stamped in silver on spine & front panel, patterned endpapers. 343 pp + [11] pp ads at rear, including 6 pages of ads for "The Audiophone", a device which will enable deaf people to hear through their teeth.… Read more
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IN REGIONS OF PERPETUAL SNOW. A Story of Wild Adventures. Illustrated by Henry Austin.

by STABLES, Gordon W., M.D., C.M.

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Published
1904
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition, First Printing
Item Price
$75.00

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London: Ward, Lock & Co. Limited, 1904. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Fine. First Edition. Octavo, original blue cloth decorated in brown, green and white, pictorial paper label affixed to front panel, titles in gilt. Dark blue coated endpapers. 316 pp + [4] pp publisher's ads at rear. Colour frontispiece and 4 additional full-page colour plates inserted within… Read more
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THE ADVENTURES OF GERARD. Illustrated by W.B. Wollen.

by DOYLE, Arthur Conan.

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Thompson Rare Books
Published
No Date [1903].
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First American Edition
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$75.00

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New York: McClure, Phillips and Co., No Date [1903].. First American Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First American edition. Octavo, original green cloth stamped in black, gold and light green. 297 pp + [12] pp publisher's list of "Recent Publications" at rear. Frontispiece with tissue guard and 15 additional full-page plates by Wooten. Inner rear hinge neatly repaired; spine… Read more
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THE REBEL CHIEF. A Romance of New Zealand. With Illustrations by the Author.

by NISBET, Hume.

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Thompson Rare Books
Published
1896.
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition, First Printing
Item Price
$95.00

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London: F.V. White & Co. , 1896.. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Fine. First edition. Octavo, original pictorial green cloth stamped in black on front cover, titled in gilt on spine. 296 pp. Frontispiece with tissue guard & title page vignette by Nisbet. Early ink inscription on verso of half-title leaf "Ian Baillie / Present from Captain… Read more
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GRAUSTARK. The Story of a Love Behind a Throne.

by McCUTCHEON, George Barr.

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Thompson Rare Books
Published
1901
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First edition
Item Price
$35.00

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Chicago: Herbert S. Stone and Company, Eldridge Court., 1901. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. First Edition. Octavo, original blue cloth titled and decorated in white on front panel, titled in white on spine, publisher's device in white on rear panel. BAL 13501, Binding "A", Intermediate printing (between first and second, which, logically, would mean the second issue). This… Read more
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THE THREE STUDENTS.

by MacFALL, Haldane.

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Thompson Rare Books
Published
1926.
Condition
Very Good in Dust Jacket
Edition
First British Edition
Item Price
$75.00

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London: Alfred A Knopf. , 1926.. First British Edition. Hardcover. Very Good in Dust Jacket. First British edition. Octavo, original patterned batik-style paper covered boards with white cloth spine, green titles to spine. 351 pp. Foxing to page edges, a near fine copy in a very good dust jacket, slightly chipped at spine head, light overall foxing. The… Read more
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Adventure Isle. Illustrated by Manning DeV. Lee.

by England [George Allan]

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$125.00

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New York & London: The Century Co. [1926]. First edition. 269 pp. Pictorial blue cloth designed in black and yellow on spine and front panel. Frontispiece and three additional black & white plates. Tiny scratches to cloth on rear cover otherwise a bright, fine copy. Uncommon. ¶ Adventure novel, castaways on Sable Island off the Atlantic coast.
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THE PRAIRIE-BIRD.

by MURRAY, Charles Augustus.

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Published
1845
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition Thus
Item Price
$200.00

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London: Richard Bentley, 1845. First Edition Thus. Half-Leather. Very Good. The first one-volume edition, issued as volume 98 in Bentley's Standard Novels series. Originally issued in 3 vols by Bentley in 1844. Small octavo, bound in half black calf over marbled boards, spine panel nicely decorated in blind and ruled in gilt with in compartments, contrasting red leather… Read more
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JIMGRIM AND ALLAH'S PEACE.

by MUNDY, Talbot.

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Published
No Date [1933].
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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$35.00

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London: Hutchinson & Co. , No Date [1933].. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, later issue. Octavo, original orange cloth titled in black. [288] pp, 64 page publisher's catalogue bound in at rear, dated Autumn, 1934. The first issue bears an Autumn, 1933 catalogue. Spine panel faded to tan, and some mild discolouration to covers; a few… Read more
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AT 12 MR. BYNG WAS SHOT.

by POPE, Dudley.

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Published
[1962].
Condition
Fine in Dust Jacket
Edition
First Edition, First Printing
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$75.00

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London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson., [1962].. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Fine in Dust Jacket. First edition. Octavo, original boards. 338 pp, illustrated, appendixes, notes and bibliography, index. Historical account of the execution by Firing Squad of Admiral the Hon John Byng on March 14th, 1757. A fine copy in a fine price-clipped dust wrapper, artwork by Francis Russell… Read more
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GILEAD BALM, Knight Errant. His Adventures in Search of the Truth. With Eight Illustrations.

by CAPES, Bernard

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Published
1911
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Canadian Edition
Item Price
$65.00

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Toronto: The Copp Clark Company, Limited. , 1911. First Canadian Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Canadian Edition. Octavo, original red cloth titled in gilt on spine & front panel. Frontispiece and seven additional black & white plates inserted throughout the text. Some minor stains to the cloth, but a solid, very good copy.
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London: J.C. Nimmo and Bain., 1881. First Edition in English. Hardcover. Very Good. Octavo, two volumes bound in brown cloth over bevelled boards, spines titled in gilt, floral endpapers. The first translation into English of this two picaresque Spanish novels, the Aleman is translated from the French edition of le Sage. With Eight original etchings by R. de… Read more
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