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1 Henty, G.A. (George Alfred Henty.) A FINAL RECKONING: A TALE OF BUSH LIFE IN AUSTRALIA.
London Blackie & Son Hard Cover Very Good - W.B. Wollen. 
352 pp, 7 5/8" H. Dark blue cloth with beige and black lettering on spine and front board, illustration of mounted rider on front board and 'native' on spine in brown/beige/black/blue. Eight b&w plates (collated). No date, but 1908 written on front free endpaper. When a young lad, Reuben Whitney, finds he doesn't fit in to the expectations of early 19th century England, he boards the sailing ship 'Paramatta' for Australia. He joins the mounted police, helping to put down bush-rangers and native people and through a series of adventures, finds contentment. A product of its times, the story is not racially sensitive and might cause offence. Previous owner's name and date on verso of frontispiece, light browning to edges of text block, very small liquid mark on top of text block, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear, one very small corner bump, small sticker ghost mark on rear board, slight darkening to spine color. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
2 Henty, G.A. (George Alfred Henty.) BY CONDUCT AND COURAGE: A STORY OF THE DAYS OF NELSON.
London W. Foulsham Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ 
224 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H). No date. Colour frontispiece. "This book has been carefully edited and slightly abridged to meet the reading tastes of the Modern Boy." - From verso of title page. "This is the heroic story of Will Gilmore, who went to sea as a ship's boy and came back a captain in the Royal Navy - the story of a boy who won success and fame by his conduct and courage in the face of great danger. It is a tale of vigour and action, endurance and daring - a tale of sea-fights with the pirates of the West Indies and the Moors of Algiers, and of the great sea-battles against the French in the days when Nelson was a captain. In this fine historical novel - the last he wrote - G.A. Henty had brought a colourful age back to life and told a story packed with thrills, excitement, and superb heroism." Approx. first half of pages are lightly browned and last half of pages are moderately browned. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, several edge tears - one with old tape and three with archival tape repairs, one or two tiny chips, colours are bright, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
3 Henty, G.A. (George Alfred Henty.) IN THE HEART OF THE ROCKIES: A STORY OF ADVENTURE IN COLORADO.
London W. Foulsham Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
223 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H). No date. Colour frontispiece. "This book has been carefully edited and slightly abridged to meet the reading tastes of the Modern Boy." - From verso of title page. "In the heart of the Rockies lay gold - and 'Straight' Harry Wade knew where to find it. His sixteen-year-old nephew, Tom, fresh from England, was one of the small party that set out with him to brave the dangers of the Colorado and seek their fortunes. They had to face avalanches, grizzly bears, and hostile Indians on the war-path, before they reached their goal - and the only way back was by canoe down the Colorado River, over rapids and through the Grand Canyon, with fresh perils at every turn --" Dust jacket has some light edge wear/creasing, a few very small edge tears, colours are very bright, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
4 Henty, G.A. (George Alfred Henty.) THE CORNET OF HORSE: A TALE OF MARLBOROUGH'S WARS.
London Latimer House 1958 Second Impression. Hard Cover Very Good Good Hookway Cowles, Dust jacket art. 
254 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H). B&w frontispiece. "This edition (slightly abridged) first published in 1953" - from the copyright page. In the early 18th century, Rupert Holliday leaves England to fight with Marlborough at Blenheim, Ramilies, Oudenarde and Malplaquet. Minor browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light browning on spinr and flap-folds, a few small edge tears and chips - some with creases, light edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing, tiny dent/scuff on front hinge, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
5 Henty, G.A. (George Alfred Henty.) UNDER WELLINGTON'S COMMAND: A TALE OF THE PENINSULAR WAR.
London W. Foulsham Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
223 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H). No date. Colour frontispiece. "Young Terence O'Connor was under Wellington's command, but he did not serve in the regular army. In the war in Spain and Portugal he led a small force or partisans - almost a private army of his own, which made daring raids deep into enemy territory. The risk of capture was always great, and twice Terence was taken prisoner - and twice he escaped. Each time he returned to lead his men back into danger, and time and again the gallant partisans struck hard against Napoleon's troops." Very light browning to pages and edges of text block, tiny dint on bottom edge of front board, tiny area of fading on front board. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/creasing with some tiny tears and chips, colours are bright, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
6 Henty, G.A. (George Alfred Henty.) WINNING HIS SPURS: A TALE OF THE CRUSADES.
London Latimer House 1954 Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
256 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H). B&w frontispiece. A tale of chivalry, as Sir Cuthbert wins his spurs in the service of King Richard. Slight curvature to book, gift inscription on front free endpaper. Dust jacket has several closed tears, light browning to spine, light rubbing/soiling, light edge wear/wrinkling with a few tiny tears - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small light stain on inside of front flap-fold, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
7 Henty, G.A. (George Alfred Henty.) WITH MOORE AT CORUNNA. A TALE OF THE PENINSULAR WAR.
London Latimer House 1959 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good - 
224 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H). B&w frontispiece. Terence O'Connor fights with the Mayo Fusiliers to free Portugal from Napoleon's forces. Tiny dint at top edge of front board, very light browning to edges of text block - a few very tiny stains on top of text block. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has a few small chips and tears - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light edge wear/creasing, colours are very bright, minor soiling and rubbing on rear panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 

 


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