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Carolina Corsair

By: Tracy, Don

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, The Dial Press: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15693

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


(price-clipped) [solid copy, light bump and slight crack to bottom front corner, brief gift inscription (non-authorial) at top of ffep; jacket edgeworn, several small tears, paper loss at several corners and at both ends of spine (but no loss of text)] Historical adventure novel about Blackbeard the Pirate (aka Edward Teach), "who ravaged the seas from Maine to Florida in the early 1700's. Corsair, murderer, rapist, Blackbeard established a legend which, for sheer grotesquerie, is unmatched in the annals of piracy." (And is it only me, or doesn't this dust-jacket depiction make him ... View more info

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The General's Boss

By: Truman, Pearl S.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, House of Field, Inc.: 1941

Edition: Unstated ed

Seller ID: 7232

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[good solid copy, minimal wear, top edge dust-darkened, a few spots on front pastedown and ffep, small bookstore stamp on front pastedown; jacket a bit edgeworn, a few small insect holes at rear flap foldover, minor chipping at top of spine]. "Reading [this book] is much like spending a vacation at an old Kentucky manor house. You cannot fail to respond to the warmth of Southern hospitality, and you will be sure to make many interesting and lasting friends. Your host, General Shelby, and the general's boss, a sixteen-year-old girl who recented inherited the estate of Cedarstone, will enter... View more info

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Satan Came Also

By: Walker, Dorothy Pierce

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Liveright Publishing Corp.: (c.1941)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7441

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[clean, solid copy, minor wear at extremities; jacket rubbed, edgeworn, rear panel moderately soiled, minor chipping/wrinkling at top of spine]. Novel set in Boston in 1721, with "the vigor and excitement of this lusty period of our early life portrayed in its full value. [The book] does not ruthlessly debunk nor does it too lightly gloss over the evils and prejudices of the early life in the colonies. Many outstanding American characters appear in this novel, Benjamin Franklin, Cotton Mather, Dr. William Douglass, and others. There is also described in very interesting detail the home lif... View more info

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Thy Brother's Blood

By: Ward, Larry

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Cowman Publications Inc.: (c.1961)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2944

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


(price- and corner-clipped) [ex-school library book w/minimal markings (just top edge stamp and pocket on rear fep) and some tape still stuck to covers where jacket had been affixed; tape was not attached directly to jacket, though, and although the jacket is somewhat soiled it still looks quite presentable in a new Brodart cover]. A novel of the Civil War. Endpaper illustration and small map depicting the Battle of Gettysburg. View more info

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Woe to Live On

By: Woodrell, Daniel

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, Pocket Books: 1998 (c.1987)

Edition: 1st printing thus

Seller ID: 18066

ISBN: 0-671-00136-1

Condition: Very Good+


[nice copy, the faintest bit of edgewear to covers, some discoloration around perimeter of the inside front cover and inside rear cover, short diagonal crease at one top page corner]. Trade PB Civil War novel, set in the border states of Kansas and Missouri. Basis for Ang Lee's 1999 film RIDE WITH THE DEVIL. View more info

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The Treasure of Pleasant Valley

By: Yerby, Frank

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, The Dial Press: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14437

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[very nice copy, slight bumping to bottom corners (both book and jacket), otherwise appears almost new except for original date of purchase written in green ink at top of ffep, and the faintest bit of surface wear to the jacket]. Set in the California Gold Rush days, this is "the story of two young, Southern adventurers in that world gone mad with greed for gold. It is 1849 and life has come to a standstill for Bruce Harkness, younger son of a Carolina planter. His father's plantation can no longer support him; Jo Peterson, the woman he loved, has married another man. And so Bruce decid... View more info

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The Devil's Laughter

By: Yerby, Frank

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, The Dial Press: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19200

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[lovely copy, the slightest touch of wear to spine ends; jacket similarly nice, with only minor surface wear and extremely light soiling to rear panel]. Historical novel set during the French Revolution, by the best-selling author who pretty much kept his African-American identity under the radar for much of his career. (This is NOT the very common book club edition; the jacket is unclipped, and bears the original $3.50 printed price.) View more info