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NAPOLEON III AND HIS CARNIVAL EMPIRE., Bierman, John.
1 Bierman, John. NAPOLEON III AND HIS CARNIVAL EMPIRE.
New York St. Martin's Press 1988 0312018274 / 9780312018276 Book Club Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
439 pp, lg 8vo (9 1/2" H). Pictorial endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions. "Louis Napoleon, nephew of the famous Bonaparte, is one of the most colorful historical actors of the nineteenth century. Bohemian, adventurer and compulsive Don Juan, he managed to the astonishment of virtually everyone to be elected President of France in 1848 and within three years staged the coup d'etat that made him emperor." Previous owner's name/date in ink on free front endpaper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight fading at top edge of front board. Dust jacket has some areas of light edge wrinkling; light browning at some edges; some light fading to front panel (top edge and at front flap-fold area) and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BRITANNIA:  A JOURNAL OF ROMANO-BRITISH AND KINDRED STUDIES.  VOLUME 8 1977.  (VOLUME VIII - 1977.), Bogaers, J.E.; Boon, George C.; Casey, P.J.; Crummy, Philip; Davies, Jeffrey L.; Davies, R.W.; Hind, J.G.F.; Kennedy, David; Knowles, A.K.; Lloyd-Morgan, G.; Miles, Henrietta; Money, J.H.; Peacock, D.P.S.; Phillips, Bernard, Walters, Bryn; et al.
2 Bogaers, J.E.; Boon, George C.; Casey, P.J.; Crummy, Philip; Davies, Jeffrey L.; Davies, R.W.; Hind, J.G.F.; Kennedy, David; Knowles, A.K.; Lloyd-Morgan, G.; Miles, Henrietta; Money, J.H.; Peacock, D.P.S.; Phillips, Bernard, Walters, Bryn; et al. BRITANNIA: A JOURNAL OF ROMANO-BRITISH AND KINDRED STUDIES. VOLUME 8 1977. (VOLUME VIII - 1977.)
The Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies, London, 1977. 
523 pp + 29 b&w plates at rear, large 8vo (9 11/16" H), soft cover. B&w maps, plans, drawings, tables, (some fold-out) + photographic plates. Contents: Notes for Contibutors; Editorial; Tile stamps from Lincoln (Lindum) and the 'Legio V Alaudae'; Gold-in-Glass Beads from the Ancient World; Carausius and Allectus - Rulers of Gaul?; Colchester: the Roman Fortress and the development of the Colonia; Roman Arrowheads from Dinorben and the 'Sagittarii' of the Roman Army; Ateco of Old Ca r l i s l e ; t he 'Genounian' Part of Britain; the 'ala I' and 'cohors I Britannica'; The Roman Settlement of Brampton, Norfolk: Interim report; Two Roman Mirrors from Corbridge; The Honeyditches Roman Villa, Seaton, Devon; The Iron-Age Hill-fort an d Ro ma no -B ri t is h Iron-working Settlement at Garden Hill, Sussex: Interim report on Excavations 1968-76; Bricks and Tiles of the 'Classis Britannica': petrology and origin; A 'Mansio' at Lower Wanborough, Wiltshire; The Forum of Roman Londo n: Ex cav ati ons of 19 68 -9; The Biglands Milefortlet and the Cumberland Coast defences; Roman defended sites at Kirmington, S. Humberside and Farnsfield, Notts., recently found from the air; Britain, A.D. 406-410; 'Famosa Pestis' and the Brita in in the Fift h Ce ntur y; A co nsid eration of the sub-fossil remains of 'Vitis vinifera' L., as evidence for Viticulture in Roman Britain; A first-century Fort near Gosbecks, Essex; A Roman Veterinary Physican from the Thames Valley; Notes: A Ma rbl e H ead from Crond all, Hamps hire - An unusal sherd from Cambridge; Roman Britain in 1976: Sites Explored - Inscriptions; Review Article; Reviews; Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies; Indexes. Interior - clean and tight with no previo us o wner ship mark s. Ex terio r - bo ok ha s slig ht twist to spine, very light edge wear, slight bump and moderate wear at top of spine - light at bottom of spine, two very small corner creases. Very Good- 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
3 Erickson, Carolly. ROYAL PANOPLY: BRIEF LIVES OF THE ENGLISH MONARCHS.
New York St. Martin's Press, New York, 2006. 2006 0312316437 / 9780312316433 Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
351 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Colour and b&w plates. "(This book) replaces the stereotypic images with true multifaceted portraits, bringing each of England's rulers to fully fleshed life. Here is the puny Charles I, nervous, tense, and socially awkward; the frail, slight Richard II, melancholic and sad; the homosexual James I with his handsome favorites; the stuttering William II and the stammering George VI. Here also is the choleric, violent William I (William the Conqueror), bred among the chaos of constant warfare in his native Normandy, ceaselessly embattled once he became King of England. The unkingly Henry III, mild and charitable, despised by his barons for his weakness. And the well-meaning, deeply affectionate Queen Anne, whose many children all died before they could reach adulthood and who was so heavy and gout-ridden that she had to be carried to her coronation. Each ruler's life has a unique story, and 'Royal Panoply' tells that story with award-winning historian Carolly Erickson's characteristic blend of scholarly authenticity, engaging prose, and psychological insight. The focus is not merely on the tale of each reign, but on each king's or queen's entire life, for some rulers did not come to the throne until middle age, and had already led full lives before their accession. Here they are in full panoply: feudal warriors, Renaissance icons, Regency dandies, and modern constitutional monarchs, fascinating characters all." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
4 Harris, Deborah Turner. Cover art by Don Maitz (1 & 2) and Daniel Horne (3). THE CALEDON SAGA. 3 VOLUME SET. 1. CALEDON OF THE MISTS. 2. THE QUEEN OF ASHES. 3. THE CITY OF EXILE.
Ace, New York, (1994,1995, 1997), Ist printings. 
402 pp, 448 pp, 365 pp, mass market paperbacks - 3 volumes. B&w maps. "For decades, the last scions of the Dunladry have languished in luxurious exile, growing soft and weak in the comforts of the Feyan court. Now their highland home cries out for its rulers - Duncan, with his virgin blade, and Mhairi, his sister - to lead the clans in a struggle for freedom from the usurping tyrant. But their battle is no ordinary one of sword and steel. For the priest-servants of the usurper have the very forces of darkness at their command. In the first test of his sword against a shape-shifting demon, the young king falls...And the fate of the empire lies in the hands of Mhairi, who must answer the call of her blood...as woman, as warrior, and as queen!" Interiors - two creases to first page in book 1, small book store stamp and old price on first page of book 2, soft corner crease to top of pages 329 to end of book 3 and light browning to inside of covers of book 3, other wise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - light edge wear, soft crease down rear cover of book 3, spines flat with two very faint creases on book 3. VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
5 Hourani, Albert. Introduction and Afterword by Malise Ruthven. A HISTORY OF THE ARAB PEOPLES.
London Folio Society 2009 Hard Cover Fine 
659 pp, 10" H, bound in blue buckram, blocked with a design in black and gold based on Islamic script on the walls of Al-Azhar Mosque, Cairo - in black slip case. Map endpapers, colour illustrations, b&w maps. Chapter headings: A New Power in an Old World; The Formation of an Empire; The Formation of a Society; The Articulation of Islam; The Arab Muslim World; The Countryside; Cities and Their Rulers; Ways of Islam; The Culture of the 'Ulama; Divergent Paths of Thought; The Culture of Courts and People; The Ottoman Empire; Ottoman Societies; The Changing Balance of Power in the Eighteenth Century; European Power and Reforming Governments (1800-1860); European Empires and Dominant Elites (1860-1914); The Culture of Imperialism and Reform; The Climax of European Power (1914-1939); Changing Ways of Life and Thought (1914-1939); The End of the Empires (1939-1962); Changing Societies (1940s and 1950s); National Culture (1940s and 1950s); The Climax of Arabism (1950s and 1960s); Arab Unity and Disunity (since 1967); A Disturbance of Spirits (since 1967); Afteword; Maps; Tables; Notes; Bibliography; Index of Terms; Index. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
A CARTOON HISTORY OF THE MONARCHY., Jones, Michael Wynn.
6 Jones, Michael Wynn. A CARTOON HISTORY OF THE MONARCHY.
London Macmillan 1978 0333198050 / 9780333198056 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
207 pp, 4to (11 1/8" H). B&w illustrations. "There have been few more consistent, or more satisfying, targets for cartoonists over the centuries than Royalty - above all in Britain where for over three hundred years our reigning monarchs have been satirised or flattered, ridiculed or glorified in the public print. (This book) sets out to document this continuing confrontation between the establishment and the caricaturists, from the reign of Elizabeth I to the present day. Political crises, religious schisms, national scandals and passing indiscretions all kindled the fires of contemporary cartoonists' inspiration: Charles I and Parliament, Popish plots and Jacobite invasions, Hanoverian mistresses, the excesses of the Regency, William IV and reform, Victoria and her ministers, Edward VII and his escapades, the Abdication crisis. Here too are the foreigners' views of our kings and queens and royal relatives, and generations of royal courtships and coronations, pomp and patronage seen through the eyes of some of Britain's greatest cartoonists. The work of Gillray, Rowlandson, Cruikshank, Tenniel, May, Beerbohm, Giles, Trog, and many others is testament to freedom of expression in this country and gives a fascinating perspective on the chequered careers of our rulers." Previous owner's initials, place and date in ink on free front endpaper; two tiny soiling marks on free front endpaper; light wear on bottom of boards; light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE ROYAL VICTORIANS: A PICTORIAL BIOGRAPHY., Judd, Denis.
7 Judd, Denis. THE ROYAL VICTORIANS: A PICTORIAL BIOGRAPHY.
St. Martin's, New York, 1975. 
207 pp, large 8vo (9 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "(T)ells the public and private story of an unusual 'rake's progress'. For the first sixty years of his life Edward had fought against respectability and - in so doing - confirmed the low opinion of him held by his mother, Queen Victoria. Yet, by the time of his death in 1910 only nine years after succeeding to the throne, he had become the symbol of security to a society which was uncertain and deeply divided within itself. Kept i n ignorance of State affairs by his mother, Edward spent his life as Prince of Wales pursuing pleasure and freely indulging his passions for the chase. Horses, yachts, cars and spas were among his favorite pastimes, while scandalous liaisons with ' professional beauties' nearly proved his undoing. Succinctly and entertainingly, with the aid of 250 photographs, prints and drawings, (the author) describes the life and reign of one of England's most flamboyant kings. In private life Edward VI I was a devoted husband to Alexandra and an excellent father to their children (the future George V called him 'my best friend and the best of fathers'), and once he was in office his conviviality and natural gift for diplomacy proved invaluable in en ding Britain's policy of 'splendid isolation'. It was only fitting that he should give his name to an era." Previous owner's small Christmas notation, place, date and signature on free front endpaper along with a faint erased pencil mark; light to moderate edge wear, a few tiny tears at top/bottom of spine along with light wear. Dust jacket has light wear/tiny tears at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small sticker removal marks on front flap, light fading to color on panels, some ar eas of light edge wrinkling, light rubbing. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
NOW YOU KNOW ROYALTY., Lennox, Doug.
8 Lennox, Doug. NOW YOU KNOW ROYALTY.
Dundurn, Toronto, 2009, first edition. 
212 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 9781554884155 "We're all familiar with the trials and tribulations of the House of Windsor, but there are more than 25 royal families that still wield power in the world today, from Japan and Thailand to Saudi Arabia and Scandinavia. The crown prince of Q&A, Doug Lennox, is at it again, this time with a cornucopia of facts and frivolities about the escapades, excesses, and extravagances of the world's monarchies, past and present. From betrayal to behea d i n g s to pageantry and privilege, discover the truth about life behind the castle walls. Which wife of England's Henry VIII had six fingers on one hand? What disease did Queen Victoria pass on to some of her descendants? Which member of the ro ya l fa mi ly competed at the Olympics? Where did the word 'czar' come from? What did Marie Antoinette say before she was executed? Where is King Arthur's Round Table? What was the first imperial dynasty of China?" These and many more questions ar e a ns wer ed in t his book. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
9 Masters, Anthony. NAPOLEON.
Longman, Harlow, Essex, 1981. 
69 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), hard cover (pictorial glazed boards) - no dust jacket. ISBN 0582390400 One of the 'Longman Great Lives' series for younger readers. Map endpapers, b&w and color illustrations. Contents: Immortality; Revolution; Takin g Power; Empire Building; Absolute Power; Disaster in Russia; Return; Chronology; Books to Read; Index. Minor rubbing to glossy boards. VG+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE RING., Moran, Daniel Keys.  Based on a screenplay by William Stewart and Joanne Nelsen.
10 Moran, Daniel Keys. Based on a screenplay by William Stewart and Joanne Nelsen. THE RING.
New York Doubleday 1988 0385248164 / 9780385248167 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
467 pp, 9 1/2" H "Centuries ago, men died for the chance to posses the Ring, to be the master of its powers. But the Sisterhood, which protected it, grew weary of the fighting. At last they fled to an alien planet to keep the Ring in peace. Now, in the paradise city of Parliament, the genetically designed, psychic Rulers possess the power of the Ring, which the Sisterhood still guards. On Earth, the Rulers have reigned as gods for generations. In the Arctic North Lands, Giants twice the height of human men are secretly perfecting the science of terraforming, in exchange for a share of the Ring's might. In the Valley which joins the two lands, thousands of Workers have long served as slaves to Rulers and Giants alike. Though the three races have reached an uneasy truce, war will come again. And this time the Workers will be prepared. Cain of Eastmarch, a telepath who once nearly joined the Rulers, leads the Workers. But to truly claim victory, Cain must first steal the Ring from the Sisterhood - and suffer their curse." Minor wear at bottom of hinges, very small shallow bump on bottom edge of rear board. Dust jacket has some very light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
11 Moran, Daniel Keys. Based on a screenplay by William Stewart and Joanne Nelsen. THE RING.
New York Doubleday 1988 0385248164 / 9780385248167 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
467 pp, 9 1/2" H "Centuries ago, men died for the chance to posses the Ring, to be the master of its powers. But the Sisterhood, which protected it, grew weary of the fighting. At last they fled to an alien planet to keep the Ring in peace. Now, in the paradise city of Parliament, the genetically designed, psychic Rulers possess the power of the Ring, which the Sisterhood still guards. On Earth, the Rulers have reigned as gods for generations. In the Arctic North Lands, Giants twice the height of human men are secretly perfecting the science of terraforming, in exchange for a share of the Ring's might. In the Valley which joins the two lands, thousands of Workers have long served as slaves to Rulers and Giants alike. Though the three races have reached an uneasy truce, war will come again. And this time the Workers will be prepared. Cain of Eastmarch, a telepath who once nearly joined the Rulers, leads the Workers. But to truly claim victory, Cain must first steal the Ring from the Sisterhood - and suffer their curse." Minor soiling on top of text block near spine. Dust jacket has some areas of light edge wrinkling, small crease at top corner of rear flap, very light rubbing and a 1" knife mark on rear panel. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE HISTORY OF THE KINGS & QUEENS OF ENGLAND & SCOTLAND., N/A
12 N/A THE HISTORY OF THE KINGS & QUEENS OF ENGLAND & SCOTLAND.
Armadillo, Wigston, 2002. 
256 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 184322058X Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, reproductions. "In the great line of monarchs who have reigned in Britain since Anglo-Saxon times, there has been a great variety in the ch aracters of these regal rulers. Some, like the Norman, William the Conquerer, are remembered as strong leaders and innovators; others, like Edward II, are seen as victims of personal circumstances. Rulers like Richard the Lionheart are nat i o n a l w a rrior heroes; others, like Elizabeth I, are admired for their firm but diplomatic skill in government; and a few, like Lady Jane Grey, have left hardly a trace of their passing. (This book contains:) Key facts and major events for th e re ig n of ea ch monarch; Over 120 superb photos and illustrations; 1,400 years of British history; Biographies, anecdotes and historical backgrounds." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - book slightly cocke d. V ery G ood 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
13 Neillands, Robin. THE WARS OF THE ROSES.
London Brockhampton 1999 1860199976 / 9781860199974 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
223 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps, genealogical table. "The vicious wars between the English noble houses of York and Lancaster marked the end of medieval England and the birth of the Renaissance. The end of that thirty-year period of strife and bloodshed, which succeeding generations have called the Wars of the Roses, saw the collapse of the great Plantagenet dynasty, rulers of all England and much of France for over three hundred years, and the rise of the Tudors, destined to dominate English political life during the next century, following the triumph of Henry Tudor over Richard III at Bosworth Field. Robin Neillands tells this tale in clear and uncomplicated language, unravelling a fascinating and complex story to bring this period in England's history vividly to life. He also investigates the mysteries concerning the sudden marriage of Edward IV, the seizure of Edward's throne by his brother Richard of Gloucester and the murder of Richard's nephews, the Princes in the Tower." 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
 
THE WHITE RAJAHS OF SARAWAK:  DYNASTIC INTRIGUE AND THE FORGOTTEN CANADIAN HEIR., Pybus, Cassandra.
14 Pybus, Cassandra. THE WHITE RAJAHS OF SARAWAK: DYNASTIC INTRIGUE AND THE FORGOTTEN CANADIAN HEIR.
Vancouver Douglas & McIntyre 1996 1550546031 / 9781550546033 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
235 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs, genealogical chart, map. "An enthralling saga of conflict and betrayal among the famous White Rajahs of Sarawak, this book explores the bizarre history of the Brooke family and the English dynasty they established in the tropical jungles of Borneo. Many long-hidden secrets are revealed, including the tragic story of Esca Brooke, the forgotten heir left to languish in Canada." Minoe lean to spine, light toning to edges of text block, minor bump to bottom of front hinge. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight fading to spine color. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
15 Rabl, S.S. MOBTOWN CLIPPER.
Cornell Maritime Press, Cambridge, Maryland, 1949, Ist edition. 
277 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "The year 1809 found shipping in the young American Republic paralyzed by the Embargo Act of Thomas Jefferson, its President. From this beginning, Mr. Rabl has unfolded a thrilling tale of men, ships and privateering in the War of 1812...the story of Eduardo Chavez who dreamed of a ship that would outsail and out-maneuver any ship afloat; of Captain Thomas Boyle, America's greatest daredevil and fun-loving Irishman, who sent his Proclamation to Great Britain's rulers putting the United Kingdom and Ireland under rigorous blockade; of beautiful and vivacious Rose LeCompte who loved a man she could not have. But most of all, it is the story of the clipper ship, Chasseur, the visions and the heartaches that went into her building, the thrills and excitement of her battles as a privateer and her many episodes as a merchantman in the China trade. With Baltimore as the focal point during the War of 1812, this story of Tom Boyle and the Chasseur, offering all the action, color and romance of the period, is made intensely vivid through Mr. Rabl's wide experience with ships and the sea." Light edge wear to boards, light wrinkling a top/bottom of spine, tiny areas of dis-coloration on hinges, shallow depression on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has small chips and tears, foxing to some edges moderate edge wear, three very small perforations on hinges, light fading and small scuffs on spine, now protected in mylar sleeve. VG-/Fair 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
THE RULERS OF RHODESIA: FROM EARLIEST TIMES TO THE REFERENDUM., Ransford, Oliver.
16 Ransford, Oliver. THE RULERS OF RHODESIA: FROM EARLIEST TIMES TO THE REFERENDUM.
John Murray, London, 1968, first edition. 
345 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates, double page map. "(T)races the history of Rhodesia from earliest times up to the referendum of 1922 when the Rhodesian electorate decided to seek independence under the Crown, rather than accept the South African Government's generous terms of union. (Ransford) begins with a study of the early bushmen and their art. He then moves from this 'golden age' to the growth of the Monomatapan empire - which is best remembered for i t s great Zimbabwe-type stone buildings - and to its subjection by the Portuguese in the sixteenth century. Here he introduces his main theme: that throughout its history Rhodesia has been governed by minority elites. The Portuguese were succeede d by the enigmatic Rozwi theocrats, and they in turn by the conquering Matabele who fled from Shaka's wrath in Zululand. It was during the Matabele ascendency that British missionaries first established themselves in the country, and the extraordi na ry story is told for the first time of the way in which internal dissension came close to wrecking their mission. The second part of the book describes Cecil Rhodes' occupation of the country and the events leading up to the referendum." Previo us own er's place, date and signature on free front endpaper, minor tiny foxing marks on top and fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light edge wear, light edge browning, some delamination on front hinge. Very Goo d/V ery Good- 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
BEAUTIFUL OLD SALZBURG., Schmiedbauer, Alois.
17 Schmiedbauer, Alois. BEAUTIFUL OLD SALZBURG.
Verlag fur Wirtschaft und Kultur, Salzburg, Austria, 1954. 
XVI (text and captions), 48 pp sepiatone photographs, 9 5/16" H, hard cover in dust jacket. "....a new book of photographs, carefully selected to show the rich variety of Salzburg's beauty. The intentionally brief introduction and the complementar y notes on the illustrations give a good survey of the history and artistic development of this old seat of the Prince-Archbishops and its transformation into a festival town. These four dozen photographs are produced with a delicate 'exp e r t i s e ' f a r-removed from any cheap effects. They capture much of the magic atmosphere of Salzburg. Often an entirely new view-point has been found, which reveals some hitherto hidden aspects of this city whose proud and honoured monuments b ea r el oq ue nt wi tn ess to the common history of a long time of princely rulers and worthy burghers....Whether it is a shimmering landscape, the spacious squares of the archbishops or the huddled lanes of old houses, the master hand has been abl e t o mak e a ge nui n e p ort rait, not confining himself to a mere visual reproduction but going beyond the actual field of vision to give us the very essence of an inner experience...." Boards slightly bowed, two tiny foxing marks on top of tex tblo ck . D ust jack et h as ver y li ght edge wear, light edge wrinkling/creasing, minor browning, minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
LIVES OF THE QUEENS OF SCOTLAND AND ENGLISH PRINCESSES CONNECTED WITH THE REGAL SUCCESSION OF GREAT BRITAIN.  8 VOLUMES BOUND IN 4.  (VOLUMES I-VIII COMPLETE.), Strickland, Agnes.
18 Strickland, Agnes. LIVES OF THE QUEENS OF SCOTLAND AND ENGLISH PRINCESSES CONNECTED WITH THE REGAL SUCCESSION OF GREAT BRITAIN. 8 VOLUMES BOUND IN 4. (VOLUMES I-VIII COMPLETE.)
New York Harper & Brothers 1854 Half-Leather Good 
8 volumes bound in 4 - 7 1/2" H. Brown leather spines and corners, brown cloth covered boards. Five raised bands on each spine, gilt lettering (title and volume numbers) and darker banding/decoration. All edges marbled, marbled endpapers. A few small b&w illustrations in text only (reproductions of signatures, map, etc. - no portraits). Volume I - 1854 - 375 pp: Mary Tudor / Magdalene of France / Mary of Lorraine. Volume II - 1854 - 402 pp: Mary of Lorraine, cont'd. / Lady Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox. Volumes III & IV - 1854 - 336 pp, 347 pp: Mary Stuart. Volumes V & VI - 1868 - 333 pp, 365 pp: Mary Stuart, cont'd. Volume VII - 1859 - 470 pp: Mary Stuart, cont'd. Volume VIII - 1859 - 379 pp: Elizabeth Stuart / Sophia, Electress of Hanover. All volumes have a few scattered tiny light and dark foxing marks throughout the pages, all bindings are very tight, two inside hinges have small split in paper - holding firmly, three volumes have tiny wrinkling marks at fore-edge of some pages - generally to the last 50 to 200 pages and most likely from the manufacturing process, two volumes have some pages with tiny/small bump/wrinkle at bottom corner, a few tiny or very small bumps to edges of some boards, books have edge wear but leather has been treated with leather preservative. 
Price: 275.00 USD
 
 
THE AMTRAK WARS - FIRST FIVE VOLUMES.  1. CLOUD WARRIOR.  2. FIRST FAMILY.  3. IRON MASTER.  4. BLOOD RIVER.  5. DEATH-BRINGER., Tilley, Patrick.
19 Tilley, Patrick. THE AMTRAK WARS - FIRST FIVE VOLUMES. 1. CLOUD WARRIOR. 2. FIRST FAMILY. 3. IRON MASTER. 4. BLOOD RIVER. 5. DEATH-BRINGER.
London Sphere Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good 
311 pp, 344 pp, 405 pp, 362 pp, 373 pp - the first five volumes of "The Amtrak Wars" - 7" H. Book 1: Cloud Warrior - 1988 reprint, ISBN 0722185162 - "Ten centuries ago the Old Time ended when Earth's cities melted in the War of a Thousand Suns. Now the lethal high technology of the Amtrak Federation's underground stronghold is unleashed on Earth's other survivors - the surface-dwelling Mutes. But the primitive Mutes possess ancient powers greater than any machine - ." Book 2. First Family - 1987 reprint, ISBN 0722185170 - "After countless years of fighting - of pitting sophisticated technology against the primitive surface-dwelling people who seemed to posses supernatural powers - the Federation was still no nearer to ending the battle with the Mutes. But then a lone flier was hauled into one of its underground bunkers - a man whose very existence was a challenge to the all-pervading wisdom of the First Family. A man whose destiny would determine the future of both the Federation and the Mutes." Book 3. Iron Master - 1987 first printing, ISBN 0722185189 - "The year: 2990. The centuries-old conflict between the hi-tech underground world of the Trackers and the primitive, surface-dwelling Mutes continues with unabated ferocity. Steve Brickman, a Tracker wingman whose heart and mind is torn between the two cultures, embarks upon his most dangerous mission yet: the rescue of Cadillac and Clearwater, two gifted Plainfolk Mutes held captive by the mysterious Iron Masters. It is a nightmare journey into the unknown but, once again, a shadowy presence guides Steve's footsteps and endows him with superhuman speed and strength in moments of mortal danger." Book 4. Blood River - 1990 reprint, ISBN 0747400008 - "On the snow-swept overground, Steve, Cadillac and Clearwater meet with triumph and disaster as they try to evade the clutches of both the Iron Masters and the First Family. The samurai of Ne-Issan prove to be tenacious adversaries and the rulers of the Federation have no intention of loosening their grip on Steve Brickman. For he and his friends are valuable pawns in a game which, if lost, could spell the end of the First Family's dream of reconquering the blue-sky world. Book 5. Death-Bringer - 1989 first printing, ISBN 0747400016 - "With Clearwater now safely in their hands, the Federation hatches a plan to capture Cadillac and Mr Snow and annihilate the Clan McCall: a plan which forces Steve to continue his double role as loyal agent of the Federation and blood-brother of the Mutes. The First Family is hell-bent on exacting retribution for past defeats but the twice-bloodied House of Yama-Shita is also thirsting for vengeance. Both parties blindly pursue their own ends unaware that the outcome is governed not by force of arms but by the irrevocable power of prophecy." Interiors - two volumes with light browning to pages and one with very light browning to pages, volume 1 has a very small foxing mark at top edge of 5 page leaves, volume 5 has a few tiny or small corner creases to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - 3 volumes with very faint spine creases, two volumes with light browning to edges of text block, one volume with corner crease, minor edge wear/wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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