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Sir Harry Vane - His Life and Times (1613-1662), Adamson, Jack H.
1 Sir Harry Vane - His Life and Times (1613-1662)
Adamson, Jack H.
Boston Gambit 1973 0876450648 / 9780876450642 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Printing in original unclipped jacket. Red cloth boards with blue cloth spine, gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white plates. 498 pages with index. Dust jacket is clean, not price clipped, has several short closed edge tears, small shallow chip at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Emissar of Charles the First, second governor of Massachusetts, pillar of the Protectorate, and victim of Charles the Second, atypical Puritan and passionate lover, Sir Harry Vane was a man of peace who initiated genocide in the New World and found martyrdom in the Old. His experience reaches from Indian wigwam to royal palace. This is an unparalleled picture of a formative age which is with us yet. 026034

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The Royal Whore - Barbara Villiers, Countess of Castlemaine, Andrews, Allen
2 The Royal Whore - Barbara Villiers, Countess of Castlemaine
Andrews, Allen
Chilton Book Company 1970 0801955254 / 9780801955259 First Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated first edition in clean original unclipped dust jacket. Clean unfaded red cloth boards with bright gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean charcoal gray endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white plates. 314 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped (7.50 on front inside flap), no tears; a couple of vertical creases to front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of Charles II, and his "maitresse en titre" Barbara Villiers, who was the pacesetter for the court where King Charles sampled the ladies of his entourage as freely as he sampled his wines. Told with rare wit and devastating historical accuracy. 026261

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The Life of Benvenuto Cellini Written by Himself (2 volumes complete), Cellini, Benvenuto
3 The Life of Benvenuto Cellini Written by Himself (2 volumes complete)
Cellini, Benvenuto
New York Brentano's 1906 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jackets 
First Edition thus, published by Brentano's in 1906, in decorated American trade bindings (2 volumes complete). Edited and translated by John Addington Symonds with a Biographical Sketch of Cellini by the same, together with an Introduction to this edition by Royal Cortissoz with reproductions of forty original portraits and views illustrating the life. Olive green cloth boards with elaborate gold decoration on covers and spines. Slightest hint of soiling, very slight surface wear to corners. Bindings are tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with gilt top page edges. Decorated title pages. Volume 1 - 360 pages; Volume 2 - 387 pages with index. A lovely set of a classic autobiography. 024207

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This King Business, Collins, Frederick
4 This King Business
Collins, Frederick
New York Century Company 1923 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition decorated American trade binding in original dust jacket (signed binding - CS monogram on cover of both book and jacket). Clean orange cloth boards with blue and black decorative title box on cover, small blue and black decoration on spine. No fraying or fading. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with photographs. 220 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author takes reader behind the thrones of Europe and into the day to day life of Royalty, including the Prince of Wales, as well as the dynasties of Spaine, Italy, Belgium, Holland and Denmark, Austria, Rumania and more. 024260

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Steele of the Royal Mounted, Curwood, James Oliver
5 Steele of the Royal Mounted
Curwood, James Oliver
New York A. L. Burt Photoplay Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Photoplay edition in clean bright original jacket. Clean unfaded blue cloth boards with unchipped gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 397 pp. Illustrated with scenes from the motion picture. Clean unchipped dustjacket has slight surface wear to two corner tips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A beautiful copy. 019388

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6 Wilderness of Mirrors
Davies, Linda
Doubleday 1996 0-385-48038-5 / 9780385480383 First Hardbound Fine Fine Jacket 
Dark Royal Blue Boards with Dark Royal Blue cloth spine and Copper color lettering. Copper colored front free endpapers. No names, writing or book plate or marks. 355 pgs. Fine in Fine DJ - enclosed in an new archival quality Mylar cover. Gift Quality. AS NEW 8vo. Modern First Edition. 002305

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7 The Human Side of Birds
Dixon, Royal
New York Frederick A Stokes Company 1917 First Hard Cover Good No Dustjacket Jacket S. H. Wainwright, Jr., Illustrator 
Green cloth boards have light soiling, some fraying to spine edges, two small nicks to spine edges. Clean paste-on color illustration on cover (unchipped). Binding is tight & square, there is cracking to paper at hinges, but still firmly attached. Pages are clean and bright, no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs and color illustrations by S. H. Wainwright, Jr. 8vo. Birds. 008808

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8 The Murder of Lawrence of Arabia
Eden, Matthew
New York Thomas Y. Crowell 1979 0-690-01790-1 / 9780690017908 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
Clean black boards with black cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. Hint of fading to extreme upper board edges. Remainder mark on bottom page edges. Binding is tight & crisp, pages are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. Clean red endpapers. 271 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. T. E. Lawrence died in what the jury decided was a motorcylce accident just eleven weeks after his retirement from the Royal Air Force. But what if Lawrence had been planning to resurrect his old image as the mythic savior of teh Arabs? What if he was plotting with Palestinian and Arab leaders to launch an uprising against the ever-increasing number of Jewish immigrants to the Middle East in 1935? 8vo. Historical Fiction. 009618

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The Pyrate Primer, Editors of "No Quarter Given" Magazine
9 The Pyrate Primer
Editors of "No Quarter Given" Magazine
No Quarter Given 1997 First Paperback Near Fine 
A complete how-to guide with everything you need to know to be a proper pirate or privateer. Learn how to dress, talk and act like a Buccaneer of old. How to be part of a cannon crew or where to find a proper sword. The history of Port Royal and Tortuga, the Pirate stronghold, where to obtain pirate-related goods such as cannons, swords, costumes, etc. and much, much more. Clean 8-1/2" x 11" softcover book with unworn plastic comb binding, clear acrylic cover. All pages are clean; no names, writing or marks. No creasing or chipping. States 1st Edition - Revised September 1997. Printed by the editors of "No Quarter Given" magazine. 53 pages. 027765

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The Consort, Heckstall-Smith, Anthony
10 The Consort
Heckstall-Smith, Anthony
Grove Press 1965 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
Clean brown marbled boards with black cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean (slight yellowing). No names, writing or marks. 181 pgs. This book was issued with two alternative dustjackets. It was banned in England, for it was feared it would offend the Royal family. BOTH dustjackets are present, both are unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. A romantic fantasy about love and Royalty. 8vo. Fiction. 012126

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The Son of Royal Langbrith, Howells, W. D.
11 The Son of Royal Langbrith
Howells, W. D.
New York Harper & Brothers 1904 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
First Edition, published October, 1904. Unusual decorated binding - vibrant blue cloth with raised ivory botanical decoration on cover, gold lettering with ivory border decoration on spine. Clean book, with with points of wear to cloth at upper spine corners. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top edges. Very small bookplate 1" x 1" at upper corner of front fixed endpaper, and small initials in pen. 369 pages. 025033

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The Sky at Night - Your Guide to the Heavens - A complete interactive kit, Kerrod, Robin
12 The Sky at Night - Your Guide to the Heavens - A complete interactive kit
Kerrod, Robin
New Burlington Books 2000 1861552297 / 9781861552297 Paperback Fine 
Complete boxed kit including spiral bound books: Mapping the Skies; The Star Guide; plus a flashlight with red light for reading maps during night-time fieldwork; a planisphere. All parts are present, clean and unworn. Written by renowned astronomy author, Robin Kerrod, a Fellow of Britain's Royal Astronomical Society. A wonderful set of tools for any child or adult interested in learning about the night sky. 024251

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13 The Royal Box
Keyes, Frances Parkington
New York Julian Messner 1954 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean dark blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 367 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight edge wear, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8 vo.. Fiction. 011049

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14 Kingsblood Royal
Lewis, Sinclair
New York Random House 1947 First Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good Jacket 
Clean gray cloth boards with black title box, gold lettering on spine, gold author initials on front cover. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Red top stained edges. No names, writing or bookplates. 348 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is price clipped, has edge chipping and closed tears, slight creasing. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Fiction. 010520

Price: 45.00 USD
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The Young Concubine, Makhali-Phal
15 The Young Concubine
Makhali-Phal
New York Random House 1942 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (Stated "First Printing" on copyright page). Unfaded black cloth boards with unchipped gold lettering on cover and spine. Light soiling (very small faint water spots to cloth boards). Hint of light surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean, slightly faded red top-stained page edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 282 pgs. Unfaded illustrated bright yellow dustjacket has a few short closed edge tears, no chips or missing pieces, not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap), slightest hint of soiling. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Very scarce book which won the 1939 All-Nations Prize Novel Competition. Set mainly in Cambodia, and by a writer of half-French and half-Cambodian parentage, this is the story of Princess Atman, who, herself a child, sees her royal father take to his bosom a favorite only ten years old. Living in an unnatural and decadent world of mystic rituals, incantations, cruelty and beauty, Atman comes to identify herself with this child, with nature and with God. Despite her later education in Paris, she never throws off the psychological influences on her early life. Her struggle to resolve the conflicting claims of East and West makes a novel of hypnotic interest, whose daringly exotic theme is handled with great delicacy and beauty. 5-1/2" x 8-1/4". Fiction. 017089

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Black Saturday: The Death of the Royal Oak, McKee, Alexander
16 Black Saturday: The Death of the Royal Oak
McKee, Alexander
New York Henry Holt 1960 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Illustrated with Photographs 
Clean black boards with yellow cloth spine, black lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers; very small return address label at top edge of front free endpaper. 211 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has hint of edge wear, a few very small closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A few weeks after the outbreak of World War II, the British battleship Royal Oak, while lying inside the main base of the Home Fleet, was shaken by four mysterious explosions and within about seven minutes went to the bottom with nearly eight hundred men trapped inside. 8vo. World War II. 013518

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The Eatons: The Rise and Fall of Canada's Royal Family, McQueen, Rod
17 The Eatons: The Rise and Fall of Canada's Royal Family
McQueen, Rod
Toronto Stoddart 1998 0-7737-3120-2 / 9780773731202 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, with full number line on copyright page. Clean dark blue boards with bright gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers, with Eaton family tree on endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 320 pgs. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Biography. 016473

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The Waters Under the Earth, Moore, John
18 The Waters Under the Earth
Moore, John
Philadelphia - New York J.B. Lippincott & Co. 1965 Fourth Printing Hard Cover Very Good Near Fine Jacket 
Clean green cloth boards with gold lettering on spine with royal blue title box. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Unfortunate 3- inch closed horizontal tear across rear blank free endpaper near bottom extending toward spine. 464 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, no tears. Very slight edgewear to bottom spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A beautiful novel about the people of the English countryside. 8 Vo. Fiction. 014304

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The Ultimate Cake Decorator, Murfitt, Janice and Louise Pickford
19 The Ultimate Cake Decorator
Murfitt, Janice and Louise Pickford
East Granby, Connecticut Book Express 1992 1873762208 / 9781873762202 Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Large glossy hardcover book in clean unchipped dustjacket. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. 256 pp. with index. Illustrated liberally with over 500 specially commissioned full color photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, unclipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A complete course in cake decorating, design and baking. Covers every element of the subject from a basic to an advanced level, with tips on materials and equipment, cake types, essential baking styles, icings, frostings, and glazes; marzipan, royal icing and sugarpaste; food-coloring and tinting; working with chocolate; crimping, cut-outs, weaving, flowers, piping, and more. 020198

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Flying Doctor, Noonan, Michael
20 Flying Doctor
Noonan, Michael
New York John Day Company 1961 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean original unclipped dust jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 191pages. Illustrated dust jacket is not price clipped (3.50 on front inside flap), no chips, one short closed tear at top of spine front fold. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Story of the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Australia, who serve the residents of the Australian outback. Michael Noonan's novel is firmly based on the facts of the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the exploits of its ever-ready corps. Jacket design by Neil O'Keefe. 025480

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