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Everyman for Himself

By: Bainbridge, Beryl

Price: $22.00

Publisher: UK, Duckworth: 1996

Seller ID: 010141

Condition: Excellent


224 perfect white pp hold the plot of this novel & if after reading you're inclined to a more detailed look at the ship herself we have several books along those lines & even a "Titanic Lifeboat Crew" t-shirt! review >>> This was simply brilliant. The writing was so powerful I had tears in my eys at the end. I thought the plot was very clever. Frequently (but not too frequently) it foreshadowed the end, but in a subtle and poignant way. The characters were also... View more info

THREE VICTORIAN DETECTIVE NOVELS

By: Bleiler E.F. Edited By

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Dover Publications Inc. New York: 1978

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011798

Condition: Good


Three Victorian Detective Novels well chosen by e.f. bleiler and featuring the work of Andrew Forrester "The Unknown Weapon", Wilkie Collins "My Ladfy's Money" and "Israwl Zangwill "The Big Bow Mystery". View more info

The She Wolf of France

By: Druon, Maurice

Price: $130.00

Publisher: London, Rupert Hart-Davis: 1960

Edition: 1st UK

Seller ID: 009386

Condition: Very Good


dj has old cellotape repairs to spine, compressed page edges spotty, 335pp. This is part of a series "The Accursed Kings" (The Iron King, The Strangled Queen, The Poisoned Crown, The Royal Succession - this book - The Lily and the Lion and lastly, When a King Loses France) First British edition and First english-language edition. Spotting on compressed page edges, internally clean & sewn-in binding in lovely order. View more info

TO LIE WITH LIONS The House of Niccolo

By: Dunnett Dorothy

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Michael Joseph London: 1996

Seller ID: 011788

ISBN: 0718140850

Condition: Good


The 6th book in the House of Niccolo series, pageantry and mystery, action and wit intertwine in a glorious panorama of medieval times. View more info

SCALES OF GOLD Volyume Four in the House of Niccolo Series

By: Dunnett Dorothy

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Penguin, Australia: 1991

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011789

ISBN: 0140112669

Condition: Good


Volume Four in the House of Niccolo Series, This volume conjures up a glorious panorama of medieval times with well researched historical perspectives. View more info

Borderland: A Country-Town Chronicle

By: Fothergill, Jessie

Price: $120.00

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley and Son: 1887

Seller ID: 013341

Condition: Good


Borderland: A Country-Town Chronicle - 485pp + 2pg catalogue, over 500g, blind stamped decorative cloth, gilt titling on the spine, corners have wear but not too bad. Jessie Fothergill, author of The First Violin, was a novelist perhaps of the quality of Gaskell or George Eliot. Her first two novels did not sell but her third novel, The First Violin was very popular and made Fothergill's name. The story was written in Dusseldorf by Fothergill and it tells the story of an... View more info

Travelling Heroes Greeks and Their Myths in the Epic Age of Homer

By: Fox, Robin Lane

Price: $27.00

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 2009

Seller ID: 008925

Condition: Very Good


504 densely packed pp plus index, remainder mark at bottom. This remarkable and original book proposes a new way of thinking about the Greeks and their myths in the age of the great Homeric hymns. It combines a lifetime's familiarity with Greek literature and history with the latest archeological discoveries and the author's own journeys to the main sites in the story to describe how particular Greeks of the eighth century BC travelled east and west around the Mediterran... View more info

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Ielfstan's Place 15000 BC-1919 AD

By: Girling, Richard

Price: $25.00

Publisher: UK, Heinemann Quixote Press: 1981

Seller ID: 012960

Condition: Excellent


Ielfstan's Place by Richard Girling is 218pp & over the 500g for posting. Richard Girling has come up with a number of fictionalised episodes spread throughout history (beginning in 15,000 BC and ending in 1919 AD) set in the parish of Ilsington on the edge of Dartmoor. Each short story is well written and gets you thinking about the history of any place - and those who've gone before and the stories woven around them. Ielfstan's Place is carefully written with a great d... View more info

The Book of Guinevere

By: Hopkins, Andrea

Price: $14.00

Publisher: USA, Saraband: 1996

Seller ID: 012003

Condition: Very Good


This elegant anthology of the poetry and prose, literature and legend surrounding Guinevere of Camelot looks at the enigmatic figure who has been variously seen as scholar, seductress, warrior, and gentle beauty. Richly illustrated in color with medieval manuscripts and pre-Raphaelite masterpieces, the book explores Guinevere's roles -- as educated scribe to the court, devoted wife of King Arthur, and lover of Sir Lancelot -- through the writings of admirers and detracto... View more info

On the Trail of Inca Gold

By: Lazo, Hector

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, Olbourne: 1957

Seller ID: 009380

Condition: Very Good


Sort of a travel/adventure narrative illustrated with bw photos throughout.214 clean well bound pp, foxing to compressed p edge. View more info

THE LOSS OF EL DORADO A HISTORY

By: Naipaul V.S.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Andre Deutsch, London: 1969

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 013242

Condition: Very Good


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Petticoat Government

By: Orczy, Baroness

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson:

Seller ID: 009448

Condition: Good


Petticoat Government was written by Baroness Orczy, author of The Scarlet Pimpernel, in 1910. It was released under the title Petticoat Rule in the U.S. in the same year. A story of the French aristocracy, the book concerns Madame de Pompadour's influence over the King and France. 288 pp well bound, date is probably very early 10s or 20s, name & address in fine writing first page View more info

Sunrise in the West Brothers of Gwynedd #1

By: Pargeter, Edith

Price: $7.00

Publisher: UK, Headline: 1987

Seller ID: 013478

Condition: Very Good


340pp, less than 500g to post. Two brothers, the sons of a Welsh prince, locked in enmity: David, the younger and his father's chosen heir; and Griffith, the illegitimate son. By Welsh law, both are entitled to an equal share of the inheritance. From their bitter rivalry, the seeds of discord are sown. And while they squabble, the enemies of Wales gather... View more info

The Five Miss Willoughbys

By: Rees, Rosemary

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Chapman and Hall: 1955

Seller ID: 008332

Condition: Good/very Good


A very interesting novel set in the historical times of gold, bushranging and grand occasions. Fox spotting to prelim & final pages, also rear dj, pages are otherwise clean, binding excellent 256pp View more info

Jack Brown in China; A Story of the Russo-Japanese War

By: Strang, Herbert

Price: $18.00

Publisher: UK, Humphrey Milford: 1938

Seller ID: 008708

Condition: Good


368pp, foxing thru but not a distraction, foxing to compressed pp edges, cover illus bright. View more info

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Gone to Earth

By: Webb, Mary

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 1985

Seller ID: 009454

Condition: Excellent


A very clean copy of this facsimile edition issued as part of a boxed commemorative set of Penguins with 284 nicely presented pp & covers. "Gone to Earth" is the story of a free-spirited country lass, who is loved both by the wicked squire and the altruistic minister. Gone To Earth - Written in 1917, when all three of Mary Webb’s younger brothers were serving in the trenches of the Western Front, Gone to Earth denounces the callous inhumanity of “civilized”... View more info