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ROBIN HOOD:  A COLLECTION OF ALL THE ANCIENT POEMS, SONGS, AND BALLADS, NOW EXTANT, RELATIVE TO THAT CELEBRATED ENGLISH OUTLAW; TO WHICH ARE PREFIXED HISTORICAL ANECDOTES OF HIS LIFE., (Ritson, Joseph)
1 (Ritson, Joseph) ROBIN HOOD: A COLLECTION OF ALL THE ANCIENT POEMS, SONGS, AND BALLADS, NOW EXTANT, RELATIVE TO THAT CELEBRATED ENGLISH OUTLAW; TO WHICH ARE PREFIXED HISTORICAL ANECDOTES OF HIS LIFE.
(London) Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown / and T. Boys 1820 Good+ 
x, lxxiv, 240 pp, 16mo (6 1/2" H). Full green textured leather with darker green stamped borders on front/rear boards. Spine has elaborate blind stamped decoration, gilt banding & date, brown leather title label with gilt lettering. All edges red. Plain brown endpapers, b&w vignette on title page, genealogical chart, small b&w tail pieces. Oval purple stamp on verso of title page "Alexander Gardyne 1883". Mr. Rtison's work, originally published in a small two volume edition in 1795, is here reprinted for the first time in one volume, retaining "only a portion of Mr. Ritson's notes. The rest have been omitted as either irrelevant of inadmissible in a work designed for (young persons)." Contents: Preface; Mr. Ritson's Preface; The Life of Robin Hood; Notes and Illustrations (illustrations in the case meaning examples rather than pictures); Part the First (A Lytell Geste of Robyn Hode / Robin Hood and the Potter / R H and the Beggar / R H and Guy of Gisborne / A true tale of Robin Hood); Part the Second (Robin Hoods birth, breeding, &c. / Robin Hoods Progress to Nottingham / The Jolly Pinder of Wakefield, with Robin Hood, Scarlet, and John / Robin Hood and the Bishop / R H and the Butcher / R H and the Tanner / R H and the Tinker / R H and Allen a Dale / R H and the Shepherd / R H and the Curtall Fryer / R H and the Stranger / R H and Queen Katherine / Robin Hoods Chase / Robin Hoods Golden Prize / Robin Hood rescuing Will Stutly / The noble Fisherman; or, Robin Hoods preferment / Robin Hoods Delight / Robin Hood and the Beggar (2) / Little John and the four Beggars / Robin Hood and the Ranger / R H and Little John / R H and the Bishop of Hereford / R H rescuing the Widows three Sons / R H and maid Marian / The King's disguise and friendship with Robin Hood / Robin Hood and the Golden Arrow / R H and the valiant Knight / Robin Hoods death and burial); Glossary. Light to moderate edge wear to boards and at top/bottom of spine, very small piece missing from bottom of spine label, light rubbing to surfaces of boards and spine, a very small hole (1/8" dia) in margin of page leaf 3/4, a similar hole (3/16" dia) in text of page leaf 203/204, 2 page leaves (pages 25 to 28) are slightly inset and untrimmed, a few tiny foxing marks throughout pages, front inside hinge paper is split but hinge is holding very firmly. 
Price: 375.00 USD
 
 
THE TOWER OF LONDON., Ainsworth, W. H. (William Harrison).
2 Ainsworth, W. H. (William Harrison). THE TOWER OF LONDON.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Very Good Paul Hardy, frontispiece. 
638 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, b&w frontispiece. An historical romance of Lady Jane Grey and her short-lived career as queen of England between the reigns of Edward VI and Mary I. Very light fading to colour on spine, minor corner wear, a few tiny scuffs on spine. Slipcase has light to moderate edge wear and light rubbing on panels. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
3 Ainsworth, W. H. (William Harrison). WINDSOR CASTLE.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Near Fine 
382 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, b&w frontispiece. A historical romance of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, intertwined with tales of Herne the Hunter, here portrayed as a spirit of Windsor Forest. Minor corner wear on covers. Slipcase has light to moderate edge wear, a few tiny scuffs, small dark stain on one side panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE ANGELIC AVENGERS., Andrezel, Pierre.  (pseud of Karen Blixen, aka Isak Dinesen).
4 Andrezel, Pierre. (pseud of Karen Blixen, aka Isak Dinesen). THE ANGELIC AVENGERS.
London Putnam 1946 First British Edition Very Good Good+ Michael Wickham, dust jacket art. 
303 pp, 8vo (8" H). "Pierre Andrezel, whose name appears on this novel, is described as a young Frenchman, born in Rouen 1915, and educated at Oxford where he wrote stories for English magazines. His original publication of 'The Angelic Avengers' in Copenhagen in 1944 may be explained by the state of France at that time, and the less oppressive conditions of the Danes, whom the British Prime Minister dubbed 'the Gangster's Canary Birds'. The use of this phrase in the book can hardly fail to be an allusion, and may have a certain significance, although it would be an error to regard the book as in any serious way allegorical. Pierre Andrezel has not been heard of since the appearance of his novel in Denmark. The setting of (this book) is England and France 1840-41, when a romantic school of fiction still carried on something of the flamboyance and mystery of the Gothic Revival." - from the dust jacket flap. Pierre Andrezel was in fact Karen Blixen (Isaak Dinesen) of 'Out of Africa' fame. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate browning, areas of light to moderate edge wrinkling, light edge wear. 
Price: 85.00 USD
 
 
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE.  MOVIE TIE-IN., Austen, Jane.
5 Austen, Jane. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. MOVIE TIE-IN.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Very Good+ Movie Stills. 
439 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gilt lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in original clear plastic wrapper and burgundy slipcase (stamped 'British Made'). Burgundy endpapers, 6 b&w illustrations including frontispiece - movie stills from the 1940 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer production starring Greer Garson, Laurence Olivier, Maureen O'Sullivan, Edmund Gwenn et al. 2" tear at bottom of half-title page archivally taped, very minor wear at top corner of both covers. Slipcase has light to moderate edge wear, crease down rear of left-hand side panel. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
6 Bailey, Hilary. CASSANDRA, PRINCESS OF TROY.
Jonathan Cape, London, (1993), Ist edition. 
325 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. Cassandra, having lived quietly on a farm for twenty years, begins to write her reminiscences of the past. It is a "tragic story, taken from one of the oldest and most famous tales ever told - the war between the Greeks and the Trojans. It begins with Helen's flight, with Paris of Troy, from her husband. It tells of how a Greek army crossed the sea to attack Troy and bring back Helen, of the fall of Troy and its terrible aftermath. In this wonderfully vivid historical novel the author imagines Cassandra, the Trojan prophetess, did not die as in the legend, but lived on in hiding for many years. As she begins to write, Cassandra believes she is free to tell her story, but it is not so - there are still secrets to be uncovered and her own tale has not ended...This marvellous and moving novel tells of the eternal forces of human life - about war and its consequences for men and women, about courage, feud(s), revenge and fated love." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, light rubbing. VG+/VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
7 Balzac, Honore De. EUGENIE GRANDET.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Very Good Victor Prout. 
312 pp + list of 'Collin's Illustrated Pocket Classics', 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, sepiatone plates, including frontispiece, decorated title page. A novel of intrigue, miserliness, love and hypocrisy, set in Saumur, France in the first half of the 19th century. Gift inscription dated Xmas 1924 on rear of frontispiece. Minor edge wear - mainly at corners, small light scuff on rear cover. Slipcase has moderate corner wear and some areas of light edge wear. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE CREST OF THE BROKEN WAVE:  A NOVEL OF THE LIFE AND LOVES OF ROBERT BURNS.  (VOLUME 4 OF "THE IMMORTAL MEMORY" SERIES.), Barke, James.
8 Barke, James. THE CREST OF THE BROKEN WAVE: A NOVEL OF THE LIFE AND LOVES OF ROBERT BURNS. (VOLUME 4 OF "THE IMMORTAL MEMORY" SERIES.)
Collins, London, 1953, 1st edition. 
320 pp, small 8vo (7 15/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers. "....gives a vivid picture of Robert Burns at the height of his creative powers, acclaimed as Scotland's national bard and yet bitterly aware of the empty glory of that fame so far as any worth-while improvement in his immediate prospects are concerned. He has left the scene of his brief triumph in the Edinburgh drawing-rooms. He is a farmer again, trying to wrest a living from the grudging soil of Ellisland . . . H e h a s very much on his mind the cares of a wife and family, for whom he is determined to make a home. Through these pages the sterling worth of Jean Armour shines like a star. Bonnie Jean has hitherto had scant justice paid to her by b io gr ap he rs . He re her character is limned with admiration and affection. One understands the strength of the bond between her and Burns, and how it could withstand the devastating impact of Burns's infatuation for Anna Park, the golden-haire d H ebe of th e G lo b e T ave rn in Dumfries....But the story is concerned too with Burns's intellectual development, not only as a poet but as a thinker peculiarly sensitive to the fresh political breezes that are blowing in so strongly from Fra nce. ...T he b ook ends wi th the aba ndonment of the farm and of the life he had known since boyhood, the never-ending struggle with the land; already the shadow of his last tragic years in Dumfies lies darkly across his path...." Four very sma ll in k che ck ma rks on ve rso of dedic ation page, previous owner's name on free front endpaper, one very small corner crease, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light browning to edges of textblock, light fading to color at bottom edge s and on spi ne - s ligh t fadi ng a t t op edg es, bo ok slightly cocked. Dust jacket has small chips/tears/creases - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, 1" piece missing at bottom of rear panel, two small areas of surface paper loss on rear p anel, l ight ru bbing and so iling - m ainly o n rear panel. Good+/Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
BABAYAGA., Barlow, Toby.
9 Barlow, Toby. BABAYAGA.
New York Farrar, Straus & Giroux 2013 0374107874 / 9780374107871 First Edition Fine Very Good+ Dust jacket art by Matt Buck. 
383 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "Paris, 1959" The City of Light is the center of the universe. Expats flock to exercise their loftiest ambitions and most libertine fantasies, and maybe dabble in a bit of Cold War spycraft along the way. Refugees from the East - a few babayagas among them - arrive to start their lives anew. The world's greatest city is as cosmopolitan and alive as it's ever been. Will is just another young American seeking his fortune in Paris - except that the ad agency that employs him is a front for the CIA. He's been in the city a few years now and is beginning to sense that his time is up - and he still hasn't figured out Parisian girls. Zoya is a beautiful young woman wandering 'les boulevards', sad-eyed, coming off a bad breakup. In fact, she impaled her ex on a spike. Zoya, it turns out, has been a beautiful young woman for hundreds of years; she and her far more traditionally witchy companion, Elga, have been thriving unnoticed amid the bloody froth of Europe's wars. Inspector Vidot is a hardworking Paris police detective who cherishes quiet nights at home. But when he follows a lead from a grisly murder to the warren of a frightened old woman, he undergoes a radical transformation. Oliver is a patrician, fun-loving American who has come to Paris to start a literary journal with the help of some friends, who ask only a few discreet favors in return. When a few of his dodgier acquaintances start dropping dead, he realizes he's in well over his head, though he remains fairly confident that it's nothing a well-made cocktail can't fix. A few chance encounters, a bit of romantic chemistry, a chorus of angry ghosts, a strung-out jazzman or three, a weaponized LSD program, and a cache of rifles buried in the catacombs - those are approximately half the ingredients of 'Babayaga'. But then there's something even more unexpected that Toby Barlow has smuggled in, too: a daring, moving exploration of love and morality." Dust jacket has soft wrinkle at bottom of rear hinge, small blank label across barcode. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE GOLDEN PRINCESS., Baron, Alexander.
10 Baron, Alexander. THE GOLDEN PRINCESS.
Cape, London, 1954, first edition. 
402 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "When Hernan Cortez landed in Mexico in 1519 he met an Indian slave girl, Marina, whose beauty and intelligence destined her to a remarkable career. Few records of her life exist, but she is still a l egendary figure among the people of Mexico. The background of her story is one of the most astonishing adventures in history, the conquest of the mighty Aztec empire by four hundred white men; an episode replete with the ingredients of roman c e - N a ture's barriers surmounted, feats of arms, fantastic stratagems, enemies overcome. In this novel, Alexander Baron sees Marina and Cortes not only as lovers but as adversaries in a terrible struggle. Cortes, one of history's classical h er oe s , i s de picted in all his power and glory, but the flaw in him, the seed of human weakness in the 'man of destiny', is laid bare. Against him stands Marina, primitive and untaught, but growing, with experience, in mental and moral stature; aw ake ni ng t o som ething to which her lover is blind - the human search for good - so that a conflict between them becomes inevitable. (The author's) approach to his theme is avowedly romantic. He believes that some aspects of the nature and dest iny of man ar e most truthfully revealed by the romantic vision. His novel abounds with big, vivid characters; but each of them is examined with insight, and is a unique, complex human being." Small bump to fore-edge of front board, one ver y sma ll c orn er b ump, v ery l ight edge wear and slight fading at top/bottom edge of spine. Dust jacket has fading to spine color small closed tear with crease at top of front panel - archivally taped, light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/ bottom of s pine , ver y sma ll water/ dye stain at front bottom/inside edge, one tiny scuff on front panel, minor soiling. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
IN WINTER'S SHADOW., Bradshaw, Gillian.
11 Bradshaw, Gillian. IN WINTER'S SHADOW.
New York Simon & Schuster 1982 Book Club Edition Very Good Very Good Fred Marcellino, dust jacket art. 
379 pp, 8 1/2" H. The third volume in the"Down the Long Wind" trilogy. B&w map. "Queen Gwynhwfar, Arthur's adored wife and right hand of Empire, narrates the ageless, poignant story of the fall of fortress Camlann. Spellbound, we watch her drift helplessly into that fatal interlude with Bedwyr, Arthur's warleader and perfect knight, a love affair that - along with the poisonous machinations of Arthur's vengeful bastard, Medraut - could confound their bold vision of a Kingdom of Light." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine/hinges. Dust jacket has light edge wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing, very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE DARK TWIN., Campbell, Marion.
12 Campbell, Marion. THE DARK TWIN.
London Turnstone 1973 0855000058 / 9780855000059 First British Edition Very Good- Good- Jacket design by Roy Tunnicliffe. Inscribed By Author
256 pp, 8 3/4" H. Inscribed on half title page: "To Suzanne / with best wishes from / Marion Campbell". "The old man knows death is near. He has travelled a long road since he was simply Drost, son of no man, the only child of Malda, the Middle Priestess. From the warmth of the consecrated Hearth he was taken with the King's son to undergo the cruel schooling of the priests of the New Way. From childhood his life had been ruled by his duty as the Dark Twin to share with the treacherous Ailill the onerous burden of kingship. He had been sustained by the wisdom of the Old Way during his trials at the hands of the priests, in the combat and dancing by which he proved his manhood, and through the web of intrigue pervading the lives of his people. But when the bitter time came for commitment to a princely marriage he felt only the pang of loss. For always, breaking through his dreams, there was someone for whom his whole being yearned - someone who was his other half from past time and for all time. Yssa. 'You'll wed young and widow young and it will be more of her making than yours,' said the Old One. And so it happened. Now Drost is about to die and urgency grips him. He must forge the chain of memory to link his spirit with the lost sould of Yssa. Each link must ring true if they are to find their way. Marion Campbell has woven the strands of this complex and moving saga with consummate skill. It is all there: the lore of ancient Britain, the layers of symbolic meaning, the experience of strength struggling against evil and secret knowledge. This love story as old as time will strike a resposive chord in everyone alive to the pervading reality of eternal myth." Some scattered tiny marks of silver ink from spine title on exterior of book - mainly on spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling with a few tiny chips and tears with creases, light scuffing and rubbing marks - mainly on spine and rear panel, light browning at top edge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WEST TO THE SETTING SUN., Chalmers, Harvey.  In collaboration with Ethel Brant Monture.
13 Chalmers, Harvey. In collaboration with Ethel Brant Monture. WEST TO THE SETTING SUN.
Macmillan Company of Canada, Toronto, 1944, reprint. 
362 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w frontispiece. Concludes with Notes and Bibliography. "....an exciting action story of that dramatic period in North American history when the British and French vied with each other and with the native Indians for control of this rich land; a struggle that culminated in the American Revolutionary War which raged up and down the beautiful Mohawk valley for several years and culminated in the defeat of the British by the re bels and the departure of the decimated Indians westward. It is the story of Joseph Brant, Mohawk chief, who led the People of the Longhouse, the Six Nations' Indians, through fateful years of triumph and disaster, when excitement ran high a n d d a n g er lurked round every bend of trail or river. Realizing that to survive, the Indians must have gunpowder, Joseph bargained with the white men, and when the Indians decided to fight with the British, gunpowder was the deciding factor . Ho w b ri ll ia nt was Joseph's leadership, and how nearly the Indians came to winning the war for the British, is now told for the first time in this dramatic and colourful novel. The battle strategy which Brant devised would, if followed by t he Bri ti sh , h ave wo n t he war for them. 170 years later it has formed the basis of British commando tactics. It is also the story of Joseph's love for Catherine Crogan, the beautiful half-breed Indian whose brilliant spying for the British won this tr ibu te f rom Colo nel Butler: 'How else could two hundred Rangers and a handful of Indians have lived off the enemy and kept a frontier in flames for four years?'." Previous owner's name/date on verso of frontispiece, slight waviness at t o p edg e of pre limin arie s and fir st four pages, tiny stain on top of textblock, tiny foxing mark on fore-edge of textblock, very small area of shelf soiling on bottom of textblock, light browning on edges of textblock, light wrinkling at top/ bo ttom o f spi ne, s light fadin g and wear at board edges, slight fading on spine near bottom. Dust jacket has very small chips and tears at top/bottom of spine/flap-folds, light edge wear - moderate at top/bottom of spine, slight darkening to sp ine . Very Good- /Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
14 Constantin-Weyer, M. THE HALF-BREED. HARLEQUIN 318.
Harlequin, Toronto, (1954). 
192 pp, mass market paperback. "...Against irresistible numbers, (Louis Riel) led his followers in the unequal but heroic struggle for supremacy. No more virile fighter and lover has come to life in the pages of modern fiction. Riel combined all the gallantry of his French blood, with the ferocity and cunning of his Indian forebears, and like many another brave man, his chivalry to women helped to undo him." Interior - light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous own ership marks. Exterior - light to moderate edge wear - mainly on spine and rear cover, rear cover has light rubbing, light waviness, small corner crease (migrates into last few pages) and light staining at bottom section, small water stains to bottom of textblock, small letter 'S" written in ink on front cover. Good. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
QUADRANTUS REX., Coulehan, Norbert.
15 Coulehan, Norbert. QUADRANTUS REX.
Macmillan, London, 1959, first edition. 
298 pp, small 8vo (7 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "In the second year B.C. the Emperor Augustus decided to call a conference for world peace, 'Pax Mundana', and despatched a young sea tribune, Titus to collect and escort to Rome the three gr eat Kings from Africa, Asia and the Baltic. This, in the first place, is the story of how Titus carried out his unusual assignment, the hazards and dangers of his voyages and his difficulties, both practical and diplomatic, with his noble c h a r g e s . But no less important than the sea tribune is Quadrantus, the Master of the squaresailer in which he travelled. It is soon apparent that this is no ordinary ship and Quadrantus is no ordinary master: a giant of a man, he runs his du mb c re w wi th u n canny precision and his navigation and seamanship verge on the miraculous. After the fruitless conference, Titus and Quadrantus escort the three Kings on what seems a hopeless mission to King Herod. Guided by a strange st a r, the Ki ngs a re lan ded n ear Philippi, and the half-whispered stories of the phenomena which heralded the Birth of Christ and the legend of a fourth King who set off for Bethlehem with his fellows yet failed to arrive, are given an unexpect ed tw ist when see n t hro ugh the mir ror of Norbert Coulehan's narrative." Tiny foxing specks on the top and fore-edge of the textblock, light to moderate edge wear, small bump at top of spine, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket i s p rice cli pped, has ligh t to mod erat e ed ge wear/wrinkling, very small chips and tears at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, light browning on flap-folds. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WHITETHORN.  A NOVEL OF AFRICA., Courtenay, Bryce.
16 Courtenay, Bryce. WHITETHORN. A NOVEL OF AFRICA.
Toronto McArthur 2006 1552786064 / 9781552786062 First Canadian Edition Very Good Very Good 
682 pp, 9 1/4" H. "The time is 1939. White South Africa is a deeply divided nation with many of the Afrikaner people fanatically opposed to the English. The world is also on the brink of war and South Africa elects to fight for the Allied cause against Germany. Six-year-old Tom Fitzsaxby finds himself in The Boys Farm, an orphanage in a remote town in the high mounains, where the Afrikaners side fiercely with Hitler's Germany. Tom's English name proves sufficient for him to be ostracised, marking him as an outsider. And so begin some of life's tougher lessons for the small, lonely boy. Like the whitethorn, one of Africa's most enduring plants, Tom learns how to survive in the harsh climate of racial hatred. Then a terrible event sends him on a journey to ensure that justice is done. On the way, his most unexpected discovery is love." Light wrinkling at top of spine, small area of shelf soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top edge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A TALE OF TWO CITIES., Dickens, Charles.
17 Dickens, Charles. A TALE OF TWO CITIES.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Very Good A.A. Dixon. 
456 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H). Thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt. Burgundy endpapers, sepiatone illustrations, including frontispiece, ribbon bookmark. **No dustjacket or slipcase.** A tale of treachery, vengeance, love and self-sacrifice set during the Reign of Terror in revolutionary France - "It was the best ot times, it was the worst of times, - ". Light browning to fore-edge and bottom edge of text block, light edge wear - more at corners, slight fading to spine colour. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BARNABY RUDGE., Dickens, Charles.
18 Dickens, Charles. BARNABY RUDGE.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Very Good 
639 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H). Thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt. Burgundy endpapers, b&w frontispiece. **No dustjacket or slipcase.** Set at the time of the anti-Catholic Gordon Riots in London, this is a tale of murder, deception, social unrest and romance. Previous owner's name in ink on front free endpaper, light edge wear, two very small scuffs on rear hinge, very light browning to fore-edge of text block. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
19 Donachie, David. NELSON: BREAKING THE LINE.
London Orion 2002 0752846817 / 9780752846811 Very Good+ Geoff Hunt cover art. 
400 pp, 9 1/8" H. B&w maps. "It is 1799 and after Nelson's victory in the Nile he is feted at home as our greatest of heroes. Further victories against the French raise his popularity with the public at large to a fever pitch. However, at court, Nelson's ego and his love for the sultry Emma Hamilton, seen as little more than a whore by the courtiers surrounding George III, dog his progress. Yet with the war against France reaching its crucial stages, his country needs him more than ever. Perhaps with one more great victory he will be finally accepted at the heart of society. From the smoke of war, to the perfume of the court, and from the wilds of the Atlantic to the vicissitudes of sun-drenched Naples, this is the story of a great hero, a doomed love affair and a war that stretched across the world." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor crease at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing, spine flat and uncreased. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
20 Dumas, Alexandre. THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK.
London Folio Society 2001 Very Good Roman Pisarev. 
591 pp, 10" H. Bound in full dark brown buckram with a design by Pisarev in black, white and gold on the spine and front board. Medium brown endpapers, b&w illustrations. Plain dark brown slipcase. "This translation is based upon the anonymous translation first published by Routledge in 1857." Further adventures of the 'Three Musketeers' (Athos, Porthos, Aramis) and D'Artagnan. Slight bump to bottom corner of front board. Slipcase has very minor rubbing, one small rear bottom corner bump. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
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