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Flight from Natchez

By: Slaughter, Frank G.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14420

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[lovely, fresh copy, NOT the common book club edition, top corners bumped, date of original purchase written in red ink at top of front pastedown; otherwise book and jacket are both immaculate]. (endpaper maps) Historical novel set "at the close of the American Revolution, when England and Spain were at war along the lower Mississippi, [and] young Dr. John Powers, scion of an artistocratic but impoverished family, found himself in trouble with his Tory regiment in P... View more info

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The Double Quest

By: Sobol, Donald J.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Franklin Watts, Incorporated: (c.1957)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16222

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[very light dust-soiling to top edge, otherwise only a trace of shelfwear; jacket is clean and attractive, with minor wear and very slight paper loss at spine ends, a couple of tiny tears along top edge]. (line drawings) "An enthralling tale of mystery, adventure, and intrigue, told against the vivid background of medieval England," specifically the reign of King Henry II. The narrative hinges around one particular historical episode, the attempted invasion of ... View more info

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Sail the Dark Tide

By: Steward, Davenport

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Atlanta, Tupper & Love: (c.1954)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2697

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


[mild wear to book, bumped corners; jacket shows wear at edges/corners, some chipping at spine extremities]. A "nonpartisan novel" (obviously worth mentioning, to an Atlanta-based publisher!) set during the last days of the Civil War. "This is the story of a man and his ship. The man is Wyck Talburt, Southern-born former lieutenant of the United States Navy, the ship is the blockade-runner Wanderer, a gray ghost built to dare the combined might of the North ... View more info

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The Bright Face of Danger; A Tale, wherein are related the adventures of Captain Francis Havenell, of Hookset Hundred in Henrico County, Virginia, during the days of Bacon's Rebellion

By: Sublette, C.M.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1926

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17963

Condition: Fair


(no dust jacket) [worn book, bumping to all corners, front hinge cracked, binding loose, soiling/spotting to front cover, cloth somewhat faded at spine, etc.; it's readable, but don't expect more than that or you'll be disappointed] (B&W line drawings; frontispiece + 2 others) Historical adventure fiction, pretty well described by that lengthy subtitle. This copy of the book is of minor "Hollywood" interest, as it is stamped "Important! Return to Warner Bro... View more info

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Torn Covenants

By: Swann, Lois

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: (c.1981)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2508

ISBN: 0684166348

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[clean, tight copy, with a few tiny brown spots on top edge, traces of shelfwear at bottom of boards; jacket spine a little sun-faded, and the front panel has a fair amount of pen-point surface- scratching (no ink), not too noticeable through the Brodart jacket, and a minor diagonal crease in the front flap]. The author' s second novel (a sequel to her first, "The Mists of Manittoo"), which continues the story of the young Englishwoman, Elizabeth Dowland, and he... View more info

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Interesting Times [*SIGNED*]

By: Thompson, Joan

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: (c.1981)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2952

ISBN: 0-312-41914-7

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[clean & tight, lower front corner bumped; jacket lightly edgeworn and a bit rubbed in spots, short horizontal scape near top of front panel, small closed tear and associated creasing at top of rear panel]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep. "The young people of a New England town go off to find their several destinies in the Great War." (That's World War I, for the history-challenged.) Signed by Author View more info

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The Wooden Woman

By: Townsend, Alexander

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18233

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [solid book, a bit of bumping and general wear to top and bottom edges, dust-soiling to top edge; jacket edgeworn, with a few light stains on the front panel, discolored section on spine]. Maritime horror novel about a haunted ship: "a sea story, a love story, and a ghost story in one." Dust jacket design credited to Bobritzky (Vladimir Bobritsky, aka "Bobri"). View more info

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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 ... 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... 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, Benjam... 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... 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