Books of Historical Fiction
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  • Allen, Hervey:  Bedford Village.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1944. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in decorated tan cloth covered boards with a gift inscription on the first free end paper. In a very good- dust jacket due to a price clipped front flap, a lightly faded spine area and shallow chipping at the ends of the spine area. The jacket art and frontispiece are by Andrew Wyeth. The second volume in The Disienherited series. This is an unusual variant as it lacks the pasted missing last line of text on page 298 which is pasted in on most 1st editions.
    TB11176  $28.00



  • Allen, Hervey:  Action at Aquila.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1938. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in blue cloth covered boards with gilt text block on the spine and embossed likeness of author's signature on the front board. In a very good dust jacket with 1/2" x 1" chip at the top of the spine and 1" chip at the base of the front panel. A novel of the Civil War written with the historical accuracy for which Hervey Allen was noted. A nice collectable copy despite the noted flaws.
    TB05216  $25.00



  • Click on Image to expand Allen, Hervey:  The Forest and the Fort.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1943. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in ivory colored cloth covered boards with blue text on the spine and front board. An octavo measuring 8 1/4" by 5". In a very good, unclipped dust jacket with a 1/2" deep chip from the upper edge of the spine area, 1/8" chips from the corners of the lower spine area and the same from the fore corners of the front panel. The dust jacket art and frontispiece are by Andrew Wyeth. This title was the first of a trilogy of historical novels of the early American frontier called The Disinherited. 344 pages of text. A handsome, tight, clean copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB26910  $25.00



  • Allen, Hervey:  Toward the Morning.  New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1948. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in decorated tan cloth covered boards. In a very good- dust jacket due to 1/3" chips across the upper edge of the spine area & wear at the panel edges but with the price intact. The jacket art and frontispiece are by Andrew Wyeth. The third book in the series of historical novels of the early American frontier called The Disinherited.
    TB11175  $24.50



  • Click on Image to expand Bailey, Anthony:  Major Andre.  New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1987. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 cloth and paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. The author, a long-time contributor to The New Yorker, provides this fictionalized account of Major John Andre who was hanged as a spy by the American forces in Tappan, New York in 1780.
    TB09055  $15.00



  • Click on Image to expand Bales, Jack:  Kenneth Roberts.  New York: Twayne Publishers, 1993. First Edition, First printing. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 5 1/2". In a fine unclipped dust jacket. 126 pages including an index with notes and a bibliography. A fine biography of one of American's best historical novelists, which examines much of his life through his published works.
    TB27156  $65.00



  • Boyd, James:  Drums.  New York: Charles Scribner's, 1925. First Edition, First printing. Very good- in green cloth covered boards with the upper third of the first free end paper torn away, the spine is slightly tanned and the gilt text stamping on the spine is tarnished. Missing its issued dust jacket as the jacket for this title is seldom seen. The author's first book which was reprinted in the now well known illustrated edition by N. C. Wyeth. A novel of the American Revolution.
    TB06630  $20.00



  • Carter, Jimmy:  The Hornet's Nest.  New York: Simon & Schuster, 2003. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 blank and dark blue-green paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. 465 pages of text. A novel of the American Revolution which takes place in the south.
    TB22320  $20.00



  • Connery, Tom:  Honour Redeemed.  London: Orion Books Ltd., 1997. First Edition, First printing. Fine in medium blue paper covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. Signed by the author on the title page. Tom Connery is the pseudonym of David Donachie. Under his Tom Connery nom de plume this is his second book in the series dealing with Lieutenant George Markham. It takes place during the battle of Corsica with the French.
    TB16041  $20.00



  • Connery, Tom:  Honour Be Damned.  London: Orion Books Ltd., 1998. First Edition, First printing. Fine in forest green paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. Tom Connery is the pseudonym of David Donachie. Under his Tom Connery nom de plume this is his third book in the series dealing with Lieutenant George Markham. It takes place during the early days of the French Revolution.
    TB16042  $17.50



  • Click on Image to expand Cornwell, Bernard:  Sharpe's Fortress.  London: HarperCollins Pub., 1999. First Edition. Fine in red paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. Signed by the author on the title page. The 16th volume in the Sharpe's series which occurs in India starting in December, 1803 and follows Sharpe's Triumph.
    TB25310  $115.00



  • Click on Image to expand Cornwell, Bernard:  Sharpe's Escape.  London: HarperCollins Pub., 2004. First Edition. Fine in red paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. Signed by the author on the title page. The 20th volume in the Sharpe's series which occurs in Portugal during the Bussaco Champaign of 1810. 351 pages of text illustrated with a map.
    TB25312  $100.00



  • Cornwell, Bernard:  Rebel.  New York: HarperCollins, 1993. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 red cloth and paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. Volume I of The Starbuck Chronicles. This novel ends with the Battle of Bull Run.
    TB19911  $25.00



  • Click on Image to expand Cornwell, Bernard:  Sharpe's Havoc.  New York: HarperCollins, 2002. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in black paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. Another volume in the Richard Sharpe series which takes place in 1809 while Sharpe is in the Iberian Peninsula. 306 pages. A fine bright copy with no prior owner's markings or book plates.
    TB26370  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expand Cornwell, Bernard:  1356.  New York: HarperCollins, (2012). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in black paper covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine. An octavo measuring 9" by 6". In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 417 pages of text. Illustrated with maps.
    TB27445  $15.00



  • Click on Image to expand Crane, Stephen:  The Red Badge of Courage.  Franklin Center: Franklin Library, 1979. Franklin Library Limited Edition. Fine in gilt decorated full light brown leather covered boards with two raised bands on the spine, gilt edges to the text block, silk end papers and a silk placement ribbon sew-in at the head of the spine and with gilt edging to the text block. Without as dust jacket as issued. 144 pages of text illustrated with engravings from the period. One of the volumes from the Franklin Library's collection of The 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature. A fine, clean and tight volume with a prior owner's embossed seal on the fly title page.
    TB26001  $60.00



  • Click on Image to expand Creasey, John:  The Masters of Bow Street.  New York: Simon and Schuster, (1974). First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in blue-gray cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. A small quarto of 9 3/16 by 6 inches with a remainder stripe on the bottom edge of the text block and a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 507 pages of text. An historical fiction novel initially set in London in 1739, but one which constitutes a family legacy of justice, law and order and the eventual creation of Scotland Yard.
    TB30903  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expand Eckert, Allan W.:  The Wilderness War.  Boston: Little Brown & Co, 1978. Second Printing. Fine in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt decorations. A small quarto of 9 3/16 by 6 with minor dust staining to the top edge of the text block. In a near fine unclipped dust jacket with the spine slightly faded and light rubbing to the folds. The 4th volume in The Winning of America series. 496 pages including an index, chapter notes and text. One of the more difficult volumes in this series to locate. A very crisp, clean and tight volume with no names, dates or notations.
    TB30452  $65.00



  • Click on Image to expand Eckert, Allan W.:  The Conquerors.  Boston: Little Brown & Co., 1970. First Edition, First printing. Fine in decorated green cloth covered boards with gilt text and decorations on the spine and front board with a gift inscription on the fly title page. In a very good+, price clipped dust jacket with a 1/2" closed tear at the upper edge of the front panel close to the fold to the spine area which is slightly tanned. The 3rd volume in the author's celebrated The Winning of America Series. 720 pages including and index, chapter notes and text.
    TB28230  $50.00



  • Eckert, Allan W.:  The Scarlet Mansion.  Boston: Little Brown & Co., 1985. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in 1/4 black cloth and paper covered boards with light rubbing to the cloth spine ends. In a very good dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap with rubbing and minor wear at the ends of the spine area and at the panel corners. The lightly fictionalized account of the diabolical Herman W. Mudgett (a/k/a H.H. Holmes) who was a seriel killer in Chicago in the early 1890's. An uncommon title by Eckert.
    TB11530  $30.00



  • Click on Image to expand Edmonds, Walter:  Drums Along the Mohawk.  Boston: Little Brown & Company, 1936. First Edition, First printing. Very good in blue cloth covered boards with bright orange text on the spine and on the front board and with illustrated map end papers. The covers of the book suffer from mild scuffing and rubbing to the cloth edges. The map end sheets show faint foxing at the hinge a result of a reaction with the glue used in binding. In a very good+, price clipped, later printing dust jacket with a 1/3" deep chip from the upper rear corner of the spine area and a 1/4" chip from the upper edge of the rear panel. Signed without an inscription by the author on the fly title page. While the dust jacket is one from the 128th thousands printing, the book is a first edition, first printing of this The dust jacket (done by Henry C. Pitz) is in blue, orange and green, and shows a colonial officer in front of a wooden fort. This is Edmonds most recognized book and one which has become a classic of historical fiction pertaining to Revolutionary New York State.
    TB26545  $200.00



  • Click on Image to expand Edmonds, Walter:  Drums Along the Mohawk.  Boston: Little Brown & Co., 1936. First Edition, Second State. Very good- in light blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 1/4" by 5 1/2" with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine faded and worn at the head of the spine and the end sheets foxed at the hinge areas due to a reaction with the glue used in binding. In a good, unclipped dust jacket 1/2" deep chipping at the ends of the spine area and small chips from the fore corners of the panels. This is a the second state of the first edition (which states" Announced May 1936 on the copyright page) in a second state dust jacket which is identifiied by the pastel color, wrap around forest scene by Salter and with the price of "$2.50" on the jacket flap. 592 pages of text.
    TB26435  $80.00



  • Edmonds, Walter D.:  Autographed Letter Signed (ALS) by Walter Edmonds.  dated at Concord, Mass.: , Dated 4/12/89. . Autographed letter signed by Waltert D. Edmonds (1903-1998). A one page handwritten letter on wove personal stationery by the by the famous historical fiction author of Drums Along the Mohawk. The letter is dated April 12, 1989 at the author's address in Concord, Mass. The letter responds to a collector's request for a photograph and an autograph and contains a long post script on the verso side of the letter.
    TB16562  $65.00



  • Click on Image to expand Edmonds, Walter:  Young Ames.  Boston: Little Brown & Co., 1942. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in light gray cloth covered boards with a gilt on red title block on the spine. A small octavo measuring 8 1/8 by 5 3/8 inches with a hand written number written at the lower edge of the rear board which probably identified a book read by a previous owner. In a very near fine, unclipped dust jacket with a 1" closed tear to the lower edge of the front panel and with a nearly rectangular 1 by 1/2 inch piece cut from the lower edge of the rear panel to expose the handwritten number at the lower edge of the rear board noted above. The author's seventh novel of historical fiction taking place in the early 1830's in New York City 350 pages of text. A very handsome, clean, crisp and neat copy with no prior ownership names or bookplates.
    TB28497  $60.00



  • Edmonds, Walter D.:  Chad Hanna.  Boston: Little Brown & Co., 1940. First Edition, First printing. Near fine, In a very good+ dust jacket w/ 1/16" flecking across top and bottom of spine ends. By the author of Drums Along the Mohawk. A story about the Erie Canal in the year 1836.
    TB03481  $35.00



  • Edmonds, Walter D.:  Seven American Stories.  Boston: Little Brown & Co., 1970. First Edition, First printing. Near fine with a tiny worm (?) hole in the gutter area of the binding & a crease to the upper corner of the first free end paper, else fine In a very good+ dust jacket with a price clipped flap, the spine area lightly faded and short closed tears to the front panel. A collection of stories including: The Matchlock Gun, Wilderness Clearing, Two Logs Crossing, Tom Whipple, Cadmus Henry Water Never Hurt a Man and Uncle Ben's Whale. With illustrations by William Sauts Bock.
    TB06770  $35.00



  • Click on Image to expand Ellsberg, Commander Edward:  Captain Paul.  New York: Dodd, Mead Company, 1941. First Edition. Near fine in decorated blue cloth covered boards with gilt text and blue decorations on the spine and with the same on the front board. An octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 5 3/4" with printed end sheets. In a very good+, price clipped dust jacket with tiny, shallow chipping to the ends of the spine area. 607 pages of text. An historical fiction novel about John Paul Jones.
    TB25858  $15.00



  • Fast, Howard:  Citizen Tom Paine.  New York: Duell, Sloane & Pearce, 1943. Early reprint. Near fine in blue cloth covered boards. In a very good+ dust jacket with shallow 1/8" chipping at the ends of the spine area and around the edges of the front and rear panels. The author's sixth book which is an historical novel on the life of Tom Paine.
    TB12091  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expand Fast, Howard:  Freedom Road.  New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1944. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in off-white cloth covered boards with blue text and decorations on the spine and on the front board. The is a small gift inscription neatly written on the front paste down under the front flap of the dust jacket. In a good unclipped dust jacket with 1/3" chips from the ends of the spine area and with heavy rubbing to the folds. The rear fold is particularly worn, to the point where it has almost parted from the rear panel. An historical fiction novel about the Reconstruction Period in the South following the Civil War. 263 pages of text.
    TB20548  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expand Fender, J. E.:  The Private Revolution of Geoffrey Frost.  Hanover: University Press of New England, 2002. First Edition. Fine in 1/4 royal blue cloth and gray paper covered boards with gilt text stamping and decorations on the spine and front board. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Warmly inscribed and signed by the author on the first free end paper as "Warm Regards, | J. E. Fender" The first volume in the Geoffrey Frost, Mariner, of Portsmouth, series. 297 pages of text followed by several pages of an historical note.
    TB17579  $17.50



  • Click on Image to expand Fender, J. E.:  Audacity, Privateer Out Of Portsmouth.  Hanover: University Press of New England, 2003. First Edition. Fine in 1/4 royal blue cloth and gray paper covered boards with gilt text stamping and decorations on the spine and front board. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Warmly inscribed and signed by the author on the first free end paper as "Warm Regards, | J. E. Fender" The second volume in the Geoffrey Frost, Mariner, of Portsmouth, series. 298 pages of text.
    TB17613  $17.50



  • Gerson, Noel B.:  Clear For Action!.  Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1970. First Edition, First printing. Fine in light blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine with a crossed out price on the first free end paper. In a very good+ dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap with light rubbing on the ends of the spine area and on the folds. "A bibliogrphical novel about David Farragut, America's greatest Naval Hero since John Paul Jones." 254 pages of text.
    TB13068  $10.00



  • Graves, Robert:  Sergeant Lamb's America.  New York: Random House, 1940. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in red cloth covered boards with paper labels on the spine and on the front board with map end sheets. The spine is slightly creased down its middle and the front hinge is slightly shaken. Faintly stamped on the top edge of the text block is the notation "Blue Bird Book Nook" and there is a prior owner's book plate on the verso of the first free end page. In a very good- unclipped dust jacket with 1/4" deep chipping across the upper edge of the spine area and with moderate wear to the lower edge of the spine area and nicks to the fore corners. Based on the letters of Sergeant Roger Lamb of the Royal Welch Fusiliers, Graves created a magnificent historical novel of the American Revolutionary War. 380 pages of text.
    TB21663  $55.00



  • Gurganus, Allan:  Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 cloth and paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. The author's third book which was made into a movie of the same name.
    TB06338  $38.50



  • Hansen, Ron:  The Assassination of Jesse James.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1983. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 pea green cloth and tan paper covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine the upper edge of which is very slightly faded. In a fine unclipped dust jacket with very minor soiling to the rear panel. 304 pages of text. The author's second book of superb historical fiction. The rear panel of the dust jacket contains an excellent review provided by John Irving.
    TB18704  $45.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple images Hansen, Ron:  Desperadoes.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1979. First Edition, First printing. Fine, In a near fine dust jacket with a trace of soiling at the top edge of the front panel & a tiny nick at the corner of the rear panel. Signed by the author on the title page. The author's first books which deals with the Dalton gang as told through the eyes of Emmett Dalton, the youngest of the Dalton clan.
    TB05516  $40.00



  • Click on Image to expand Harr, John Ensor:  Dark Eagle A Novel of Benedict Arnold and the American Revolution.  New York: Viking, 1999. First Edition, First printing. Fine in paper covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. A meticulously researched historical fiction novel of Arnold's spectacular rise and fall during the American Revolution. 522 pages. The author's first novel.
    TB20123  $25.00



  • Hill, Ralph Nading:  The Voyages of Brian Sea-Worthy An Historical Adventure on Lake Champlain.  Montpelier: Vermont Life Magazine, 1971. First Edition, First printing. Fine in light blue cloth covered boards with black text on the spine. In a very near fine dust jacket with a price clipped flap and very light rubbing at the top of the spine area & the upper corner of the front panel. Signed by the author on the title page. Illustrated by Robert A. Boyajian with 37 drawings. The author presents in admirable fashion the story of a young man who tries to make his way on Lake Champlain ferry boats in the 1870's.
    TB11738  $24.50



  • Houston, James:  Running West.  New York: Crown Publishing, 1989. First Edition, First printing. Near fine with gift inscription on FEP. In a near fine dust jacket but price clipped and with the ends of the spine area wrinkled. This Canadian author and artist has been celebrated for his efforts to develop Native American art in both the US and in Canada.
    TB03456  $17.50



  • Jensen, Michael:  Frontiers.  New York: Pocket Books, 1999. First Edition, First printing. Fine in paper covered boards. In a fine jacket with the price intact on the flap. An advance reading copy with the publisher's material laid-in and with a 4" x 6" black and white photograph of the author. The author's first book and one which takes place in 1797 in the frontier of America.
    TB11036  $14.00



  • Johnson, Terry C.:  Lay The Mountains Low.  New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000. First Edition. Near fine in black paper covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. Inscribed, signed and dated in the year of publication by the author on the fly-title page. An historical novel which details "the fight of the Nez Perce from Idaho and the Battle of the Big Hole, August 9-10, 1877."
    TB17077  $50.00



  • Johnston, Terry C.:  Death Rattle.  New York: Bantam Book, 1999. First Edition, First printing. Fine in deep maroon paper covered boards. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. A continuation of the saga of Titus Bass where Bass joins a band of men who steal horses and mulse from Spanish Mexico to drive them east across the Mohave Desert.
    TB11030  $30.00



  • Johnston, Terry C.:  Lay the Mountains Low.  New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000. First Edition, First printing. Fine in black paper covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. An historical fiction novel of the western frontier dealing with the tragedy of the Nez Perce Wars.
    TB11149  $20.00



  • Johnston, Terry C.:  Winter Rain.  New York: Bantam Books, 1994. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in blue cloth and paper covered boards with copper colored text stamping on the spine with a faint stain to the top edge. In a near fine dust jacket with a very small 1/4" closed tear to the upper rear corner at the fold to the flap and light wear to the lower edge of the spine area. The second in a trilogy of Jonah Hook a frontiersmen in the south-west between 1869 to 1875.
    TB05956  $17.50



  • Click on Image to view multiple images Jones, Douglas C.:  Winding Stair.  New York: Holt Rinehart & Wins, 1979. First Edition. Near fine in 1/4 light blue cloth and blind stamped, light brown paper covered boards with metallic red text stamped on the spine. An octavo of 9 by 6 inches with a green remainder mark on the top edge of the text block. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket, Signed by the author on the title page. 277 pages of text. A novel dealing with the Winding Stair massacre.
    TB29866  $30.00



  • Jones, Douglas C.:  Gone the Dreams and Dancing.  New York: Holt Rinehart & Wins, 1984. First Edition, First printing. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
    TB02855  $21.00



  • Jones, Douglas C.:  Season of Yellow Leaf.  New York: Holt Rinehart & Wins, 1983. First Edition, First printing. Fine, In a fine dust jacket.
    TB02986  $17.50



  • Jones, Douglas C.:  Elkhorn Tavern.  New York: Holt Rinehart & Wins, 1980. First Edition, First printing. Near fine with a light 1 inch stain on the first free end paper. In a very good+ dust jacket with a 1/2 inch closed tear on the rear panel and a small nick to the corner of the fornt panel. A novel set in the time of the Civil War during 1862 in Arkansas.
    TB06580  $8.40



  • Click on Image to expand Lancaster, Bruce:  The Secret Road.  Boston: Little Brown & Company, 1952. First Edition. Fine in red cloth covered boards with black text on the spine and map end sheets. A small octavo of 7 7/8 by 5 3/8 inches with a 1 inch by 2 inch stain on the fly title page. In a very good+ dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap and with light wear and rubbing to the ends of the spine area which is also slightly faded. An historical fiction novel of the American Revolution and the spy ring set up by George Washington which relied on the efforts of Samuel Culper, Esq. alias Robert Townsend to spy on the British. 259 pages of text.
    TB30979  $25.00



  • Leasor, James:  Follow The Drum.  New York: William Morrow & Co., 1973. First Edition, First printing. Very good in 1/4 black cloth and gray paper covered boards. In a very good+ dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap with a two inch long closed tear on the front flap. An historical fiction novel based on the Sepoy Rebellion in India.
    TB13240  $7.00



  • Mason, F. Van Wyck:  Trumpets Sound No More.  Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1975. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in red cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and with a prior owner's name on the first free end paper. In a very good+ dust jacket with very modest wear and rubbing to the spine ends. An historical novel which deals with the years following Appomattox in the south's efforts to return to normal amid the devastation and gangs of wandering, pillaging ex-soldiers.
    TB07802  $12.60



  • Click on Image to expand Nevin, David:  1812.  New York: Tom Doherty Assoc., 1996. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 blue cloth and paper covered boards with bold gilt text stamping on the spine. In a near fine unclipped dust jacket with only a hint of rubbing to the upper edge of the spine area. Warmly inscribed to a prior owner by the author and dated in the year of publication on the title page. Author of the bestseller, Dream West. The jacket contains very favorable reviews by John Jakes, James Michener, Thomas Fleming, Philip B. Kunhardt and Edmund S. Muskie.
    TB23320  $35.00



  • Nevin, David:  1812.  New York: Tom Doherty Assoc., 1996. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 blue cloth and paper covered boards. In a near fine dust jacket with just a hint of rubbing at the ends of the spine area. Author of the bestseller, Dream West. The jacket contains very favorable reviews by John Jakes, James Michener, Thomas Fleming, Philip B. Kunhardt and Edmund S. Muskie.
    TB10465  $21.00



  • Nevin, David:  Eagle's Cry.  New York: Tom Doherty Assoc., 2000. First Edition, First printing. Fine in black paper covered boards with copper colored text stamping on the spine. In a near fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap and with. modest rubbing to the fold to the front flap. An historical fiction novel dealing with the Louisiana Purchase.
    TB13286  $17.50



  • Click on Image to expand Nordhoff, Charles, and James Norman Hall:  Mutiny on the Bounty.  Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1932. Facsimile copy. Fine in 1/4 blue cloth and blue paper covered boards with silver colored text on the spine with decorated end sheets. An octavo measuring 8 1/4 by 5 3/8 inches with faint dust staining on the top edge of the text block. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket (no price on the flap) with two tiny closed tears at the lower edge of the spine area. 396 pages of text. The first volume in the Bounty Trilogy. The dust jacket art is by Henry C. Pitz. This is a facsimile reproduction based on the original first edition. A beautiful copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB28899  $17.50



  • Click on Image to expand O'Neill, Charles:  Morning Time.  New York: Simon and Schuster, 1949. First Edition, First printing. Very good in 1/4 red cloth and gray paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine and a facsimile of the author's gilt signature on the front board. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine is very slightly tanned and the end pages are tanned from newspaper articles having been laid-in. In a very good- unclipped dust jacket with three small 1/8" deep chips from the upper edge of the spine area, 1/8" chips from the lower corners of the spine area which is faded and 1/4" deep chip at the lower edge of the front panel. Warmly signed and inscribed by the author on the first free end page and dated in the year of publication. Also, laid-in are 1) A newspaper review of this book title with a photograph of the author. 2) "A tribute to Charles O'Neill's Morning Time" by the publisher with a photograph. 3) A handwritten letter, signed by the author dated Oct. 17, 1949 which refers to a speaking engagement at a local bookstore and a monograph on the origins of the name "Nutmeg State". 3) A typed, signed letter from the author dated January 16, 1950 referring to the positive reviews from his book Morning Time. 392 pages of text followed by a one page commentary about the author. An historical fiction novel taking place just after the close of the Revolutionary War and culminates in the still struggling territory of Kentucky.
    TB22428  $125.00



  • Pesci, David:  Amistad.  New York: Marlowe & Company, 1997. First Edition, First printing. Fine, In a fine dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page. Although a novel, it is based on the actual events surrounding the uprising of 53 slaves on the Spanish slaver Amistad in 1839. A movie of the same name was created by Steven Spielberg.
    TB04161  $30.00



  • Click on Image to expand Roberts, Kenneth L.:  Why Europe Leaves Home.  New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1922. First Edition. Very good in dark red cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine is very slightly rubbed. In a very good dust jacket chips at top of spine & small chip at bottom. Signed and inscribed by the author to Frederick S. Bigelow of the Saturday Evening Post and dated in the year of publication (April 20, 1922.) Reportedly only 2,011 copies of this book were published making it an extremely rare find and particularly so in a collectible jacket and inscribed by the author.
    TB00569  $900.00



  • Click on Image to expand Roberts, Kenneth:  The Lively Lady.  Garden City: Doubleday, Doran, 1931. First Edition. Near fine in black cloth covered boards with light green text and decorations on the spine and on the front board. A small octavo measuring 7 1/2" by 5" with map end sheets with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine dimpled inward towards the text block; else fine. There is a prior owner's book plate on the verso of the title page which does not hide the "first edition" slug. In a very good+, unclipped first state dust jacket with light wear and several short closed tears to the ends of the spine area and to the upper edges of the panels. Signed by the author on a Kenneth Roberts book plate attached to the dedication page. This copy is covered by the first state dust jacket which reads "A Chronicle of Certain Men of Arundel" while the second state dust jacket reads: "A Chronicle of Arundel". Only 5,560 of the first printing were sold. A scarce title in this condition in a very collectible and very uncommon dust jacket.
    TB26514  $550.00



  • Click on Image to expand Roberts, Kenneth:  Concentrated New England.  Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1924. First Edition. Near fine in bright red cloth covered boards with black text stamped on the front board. A small octavo measuring 7 3/4" by 5" with a prior owner's name neatly written on the first free end page. In a very good- dust jacket with the upper 3/8" of jacket missing from the front panel and spine area. An extremely scarce copy in dust jacket. The jacket in this case shows the small, black and white photographic reproduction of Coolidge on the front panel. (58) pages of text.
    TB01478  $500.00



  • Click on Image to expand Roberts, Kenneth:  Florida Loafing.  Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1925. First Edition. Near fine in paper covered boards with a paper label on the front board. A 12mo measuring 7 1/4" by 5". In a very good, unclipped dust jacket with a 1/4" deep chip at the upper edge of the spine area, rubbing and wear at the folds, a shallow 1/2" long chip at the upper edge of the front panel and several chips across the upper edge of the rear panel. The front panel of the jacket also shows several pencil lines. 74 pages of text illustrated with black and white photographs. Overall a very nice copy of one of the more uncommon, early books by Roberts and one seldom seen in a dust jacket.
    TB01494  $500.00



  • Click on Image to expand Roberts, Kenneth:  Sun Hunting.  Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1922. First Edition, First state. Near fine in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and on the front board. A 12mo measuring 7 1/4" by 5" with a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down behind the dust jacket flap. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with 1/8" deep chips at the upper and lower edges of the spine area, rubbing and light wear to the folds to the panels and with several short closed tears to the upper edge of the spine area with related creasing. Signed by the author on a Kenneth Roberts' book plate. A total of 4,790 copies of this title were sold by the publisher. Quite uncommon when signed.
    TB01739  $400.00



  • Click on Image to expand Roberts, Kenneth:  Black Magic.  Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Co., 1924. First Edition. Very good in black cloth covered boards with faded gilt text stamping on the spine and on the front board. An octavo measuring 8 1/2" by 5 1/2" with a 1/8" hole in the cloth at the head of the spine and with fading of the cloth on the spine. Without a dust jacket. Signed and inscribed by the author on a Kenneth Roberts' book plate and signed a second time with "Best wishes" over his signature on the second free end paper. 250 pages illustrated with a black and white photographic frontispiece. A fairly scarce title and one seldom seen signed.
    TB01445  $350.00



  • Click on Image to expand Roberts, Kenneth:  The Lively Lady.  Garden City: Doubleday, Doran, 1931. First Edition. Very good+ in black cloth covered boards with light green text and decorations on the spine and on the front board. A small octavo measuring 7 1/2" by 5" with map end sheets with light rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine and a faint discoloration at the lower fore corner of the front board. There is a small prior owner's book plate attached to the fly title page. In a very good, price clipped dust jacket with numerous short closed tears across the upper edge of the spine area and with 1/16" chipping across the lower edge of the spine area. There are also two short closed tears to the upper edge of the front panel and light rubbing to the fold to the front flap. A scarce title in this condition in a collectible dust jacket. This copy is covered by the second state dust jacket which reads "A Chronicle of Arundel" while the first state dust jacket reads: "A Chronicle of Certain Men of Arundel". Only 5,560 of the first printing were sold.
    TB02008  $350.00



  • Roberts, Kenneth:  Sun Hunting.  Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Comp., 1922. First Edt. 1st state. Near fine in green cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and the front board. In a good+ dust jacket with damp staining on the spine and front panel and 1/4" chips on the front panel and spine ends. A total of 4,790 copies of this title were sold by the publisher. Extremely uncommon in a dust jacket.
    TB05593  $250.00



  • Click on Image to expand Roberts, Kenneth:  Europe's Morning After.  New York: Harper & Brothers, 1921. First Edition. Very good in light green cloth covered boards with faded gilt text stamping on the spine and the same on the front board. A small octavo measuring 8" by 5 1/2". Without a dust jacket. The author's first book and extremely scarce as only 1,300 copies of the title were sold. 410 pages of text.
    TB01501  $200.00



  • Click on Image to expand Roberts, Kenneth:  Sun Hunting.  Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1922. First Edition, First State. Very good+ in dark green cloth covered boards with faded gilt text on the spine and bold gilt text stamped on the front board. A 12mo measuring 7 1/4" by 5". Without a dust jacket. Signed, warmly inscribed and dated Oct. 17th, 1928 by the author to Helen Bess Finch on the first free end page. 198 pages of text illustrated with black and white photographs. A total of 4,790 copies of this title were sold.
    TB01648  $200.00



  • Click on Image to expand Roberts, Kenneth:  I Wanted To Write.  Garden Cty: Doubleday & Company, 1949. First Edition. Near fine in tan, linen covered boards with a gilt on read text block on the spine with decorated map end papers with the spine slightly tanned and at bump to the upper corner of the spine. In a fine jacket with the price intact but a later issue jacket with a price of $5.95 on the flap. Signed on a Kenneth Roberts book plate and tipped on to the second free end page. 471 pages including an index followed by several pages of ads for Roberts' books. The closest thing to Roberts' autobiography.
    TB13925  $200.00



  • Click on Image to expand Roberts, Kenneth:  Sun Hunting.  Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1922. First Edition , second state.. Near fine in dark green cloth covered boards with black text stamping on the spine and the front board. In a very good facsimile dust jacket which is at least 1/4" smaller than the height of the book with small added chips to add to its apparent "realism"! This particular variant of the title is quite uncommon as it has the text of Florida Loafing (another Robert title) appended to the rear of the main volume which adds an additional 74 pages to the length of the book. Inscribed "To Charlotte | who really | made 'Sun-Hunting' a pleasure. " and signed by the author with his initials and dated "April 1927". An unusual signed variant.
    TB21739  $200.00



  • Click on Image to expand Roberts, Kenneth:  Lydia Bailey (Limited Edition).  New York: Doubleday & Company, 1947. First Limited Edition. Fine in white cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and a gilt top edge. The cloth on the spine is very slightly tanned. The book is contained within a very good+ original, paper covered slipcase with minor wear at the corners. Signed by the author and numbered 191 out of 1,050 copies. What makes this limited edition particularly unique is that laid-in at its front is a page from Robert's, typewritten working manuscript complete with his penciled annotations and corrections. This particular page is quite unique. The typewritten side is completed crossed-out in pencil and the verso side of the page is entirely in pencil by the author which is quite unusual! An extremely attractive copy with a very unusual page from his manuscript.
    TB24345  $200.00



  • Click on Image to expand Roberts, Kenneth L.:  Why Europe Leaves Home.  New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1922. First Edition, First printing. Very good in light brown cloth covered boards with black text on the spine and with black borders on the front board. A small octavo measuring 8" by 5 1/4" with mild age tanning to the recto and verso of the frontispiece and to the title page and with a crease to the cloth down the middle of the spine. This is one of several binding variants for this title. Without its issued dust jacket. 356 pages of text. This is Roberts' second book which is quite difficult to locate as reportedly only 2,011 copies of the first edition were published. 356 pages of text and illustrated with a few black and white photographs. The title page carries a long subtitle reading: "A true account of the reasons which cause Central Europeans to overrun America which lead Russians to rush to Constantinople and other fascinating and unpleasant places which coax Greek royalty and commoners into strange byways and hedges and which induce Englishmen and Scotchmen to go out at night."
    TB24415  $200.00



  • Click on Image to expand Roberts, Kenneth:  Cowpens: The Great Morale-Builder.  Hanover: Westholm Publishing, 1957. First Edition, Limited Edition.. Near fine in illustrated paper covered boards with black text on the spine. Without a dust jacket as issued. One of only 400 limited edition copies printed this copy being identified as number 354 as noted at the rear of the book. 35 pages of text and one map frontispiece. The text of the book is the same as the text within the trade edition of The Battle of Cowpens.
    TB13924  $175.00



  • Click on Image to expand Roberts, Kenneth:  March to Quebec.  Garden City: Doubleday Doran & Company, c1938, 1940. Third Edition. Near fine in light green buckram cloth covered boards with a black and gilt title block on the spine. A small octavo measuring 8" by 5 1/2" with map paste downs. Without its issued dust jacket. This volume contains the John Pierce Journal addition. 722 pages including an index. Due to frequent, valuable additions, collectors will discover that later printings of this title are more difficult to come by and therefor more expensive.
    TB26186  $100.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple images Roberts, Kenneth:  Kenneth Roberts an American Novelist.  New York: Doubleday Doran & Co,, 1938. Probable first edition. Near fine in printed, heavy blue paper wraps over a stapled binding with very light rubbing to the spine edge of the cover and with two handwritten, marginal notations on pages 5, 22 and 23. Doubleday Doran normally uses the statement "First Edition" in their books; however, this lacks that typical slug and in 25 years of specializing in Roberts' books we have yet to see a copy with that statement. Signed and inscribed by the Roberts to "Jesse E. Walker | with best wishes" on the title page and dated "1952". A tribute to Roberts by his publisher, Doubleday Doran with several articles by individuals reviewing his work. 40 pages. Accompanying this signed and inscribed copy is a signed, typed letter from Roberts to Jesse E. Walker containing a brief discussion of the last edition of March To Quebec and the fact that as of that date (Nov. 22, 1952) there had been no further changes to that title. The letter goes on to note that this copy of Kenneth Roberts an American Novelist is enclosed which contains "the automobile routes that mark, as nearly as possible, the marches in some of my books." Also included is the original envelope from Roberts to Walker.
    TB29952  $85.00



  • Click on Image to view multiple images Roberts, Kenneth:  Northwest Passage.  Garden City: Doubleday Doran, 1937. First Edition. Very good- in decorated dark green cloth covered boards with faded gilt designs and gilt text on the spine and with map end sheets with the faint outline of circular dampness stains on the boards and with a 1/4" closed tear to the cloth at the head of the spine and two 1/8" closed tears to the cloth at the heel of the spine. Signed by the author on the title page without an inscription or date. 709 pages of text. This was one of Robert's most popular books dealing with Major Robert Rogers, Roger's Rangers and the French and Indian War.
    TB30483  $75.00



  • Click on Image to expand Roberts, Kenneth:  Don't Say That about Maine!.  Waterville: Colby College Press, 1951. First Edition. Fine in heavy, printed brick red paper wraps over a stapled binding. A 12mo measuring 7 1/4 by 4 3/4 inches. A reprint of one of Kenneth Roberts' articles from the November 6, 1948 issue of the Saturday Evening Post. 31 pages of text. Illustrated with a black and white photographic frontispiece.
    TB13927  $65.00



  • Click on Image to expand Roberts, Kenneth:  Oliver Wiswell.  Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1940. First Edition, First Printing. Very near fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and a blind embossed title on the front board. There is a 1 inch by 3/4 inch white paint (?) stain on the top edge of the text block with a neighboring 1 inch long white stain to the upper edge of the rear board. These two issued due not impact on the printed text of the book. The front and rear end papers are decorated with separate maps detailing the travels of Wiswell's and Thomas Buell's travels through Long Island, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North and South Carolina. In a very good+ dust jacket with the price clipped from the front flap with light rubbing and wear to the ends of the spine area and the upper fore corner of the front panel. As is typically seen, the light brown background of the jacket's art has been sun faded to a uniform light green. Roberts' best selling novel which provides an insightful look at the American Revolution from a Loyalist's point-of-view. 836 pages of text.
    TB28704  $60.00



  • Roberts, Kenneth:  The Kenneth Roberts Reader.  Garden Cty: Doubleday & Company, 1945. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in blue-gray cloth covered boards with gilt text and decorations stamped on the spine with very modest rubbing at the corners. In a very good-, price clipped dust jacket with a 1/4" chip from the upper edge of the spine area, two smaller chips at the lower edge of the spine area at the corners and with several short closed tears at the upper edges of the panels and a 1/2" chips at the upper fore edge of the rear panel. Despite the flaws noted on the dust jacket this is a very nice copy with the front panel of the jacket very bright and clean. Considering how flimsy the jacket is, this is still a nice copy. A collection of 26 selections from Kenneth Roberts' novels and essays.
    TB15955  $42.00



  • Click on Image to expand Roberts, Kenneth:  Captain Caution.  New York: Editions for the Armed Services, Inc., 1934. Armed Forces Overseas Edition. Very good+ in printed, heavy paper wraps over a stapled binding. An oblong 32mo of 4 1/2 by 6 1/2 inches with light rubbing to the edges of the front cover and a stamp of the "Army War College Washington, D." stamped on the front cover and the second to last page of the text. An historical fiction novel which takes place during the War of 1812. 285 pages followed by a page of acknowledgments by the author and a list of other volumes in the Armed Services Editions.
    TB30869  $35.00



  • Roberts, Kenneth:  Lydia Bailey.  Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1947. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in decorated black cloth covered boards with bright gilt text stampings on the spine and front board with map end papers. There is a prior owner's book plate on the verso of the fly title page and a prior owner's signature in ink on the front paste down behind the jacket flap. In a very good- unclipped dust jacket with 1/8" chips from the upper corners of the spine area with related creasing. The spine area is tanned as is the rear panel. An historical fiction novel which takes place in 1800 during America's Quasi-War with France and extends on to the slave rebellion in Haiti and then moves on to Tripoli to witness the U.S. war with the pirates from the Barbary States.
    TB22403  $25.00



  • Click on Image to expand Rutherfurd, Edward:  London.  New York: Crown Publishing, Inc., (1997). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 yellow and white paper covered boards with bold gilt text on the spine. A small quarto of 9 1/4 by 6 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 829 pages of text. Historical fiction covering a two-thousand year span "as seen through the eyes of generations of the same six families." (from the dust jacket flap)
    TB29558  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expand Sabatini, Rafael:  The Life of Cesare Borgia.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1924, 1930. First revised edition. Very good in black cloth covered boards with red-orange text stamping on the spine with a short closed tear to the upper edge of the spine. In a good dust jacket with the original $1.00 price intact but with the upper 1.25" of the spine area missing as well as a 1.5" chip in the center of the spine area and rubbed at the folds. Sabatini was a prolific author and brilliant linguist (6 languages). This was his last of 31 novels. His most famous were Scaramouche (1921), Captain Blood (1922), and The Sea Hawk (1915).
    TB13573  $31.50



  • Click on Image to expand Sabatini, Rafael:  The Historical Nights' Entertainment First Series.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1924. First Edition, First printing. Very good+ in red cloth covered boards with faded gilt text stamping on the spine and with a gilt embossed decoration on the front board. A small octavo measuring 8" by 5" with rubbing and wear to the cloth at the head of the spine. Without its issued dust jacket. 387 pages of text illustrated with reproductions of earlier works of art. A collection of thirteen short stories.
    TB24677  $30.00



  • Click on Image to expand Sabatini, Rafael:  The Lost King.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1937. First edition. Very good in black cloth covered boards with red text stamping on the spine with light rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. . Without its issued dust jacket. 379 pages of text. Sabatini was a prolific author and brilliant linguist (6 languages). His most famous novels were Scaramouche (1921), Captain Blood (1922), and The Sea Hawk (1915). (Knight & Darley, A.40.b)
    TB28680  $10.00



  • Shaara, Jeff:  Gods and Generals.  New York: Ballantine Books, 1996. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 cloth and paper covered boards with very slight crimping to cloth at the heel of the spine. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. This author is the son of Michael Sahara who wrote the Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Killer Angels. And, the son writes a moving and accurate account of the years which preceded Gettysburg. 498 pages.
    TB20098  $40.00



  • Suthren, Victor:  Admiral of Fear.  New York: St. Martin's Press, 1991. First Edition, First printing. Fine in blue paper covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. The sequel to Royal Yankeee and The Golden Galleon. This volume takes place in 1742 with Edward Mainwaring again facing his old nemesis in the Mediterranean at Toulon Harbor.
    TB14007  $20.00



  • Click on Image to expand Taylor, Robert L.:  The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters.  Franklin Center: Franklin Press, 1979. Franklin Edition. Fine in decorated full red-brown leather covered boards with two raised bands on the spine and with gilt text and decorations stamped in the compartments and on the front and rear boards. The end papers are silk there is a matching silk placement ribbon sewn-in at the head of the spine and all edges of the text block are gilt. A Pulitzer Prize winning novel of 1959 and one of the volumes in the Franklin Press' series of books of Pulitzer Prize winners. A fascinating novel of a father and son's cross country trip to the California gold fields in 1849. 478 pages of text with illustrations by Charles Hamrick.
    TB26739  $80.00



  • Wallace, Willard M.:  The Raiders.  Boston: Little Brown, 1970. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in 1/4 blue cloth and paper covered boards with some dust staining to the top edge. In a very good- dust jacket with some speckeling to the spine area and light wear to the spine ends. A novel of the Civil War at sea by the same author who wrote: Traitorous Hero: A Biography of Benedict Arnold.
    TB07971  $17.50






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