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Borderland: A Country-Town Chronicle

By: Fothergill, Jessie

Price: $120.00

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley and Son, 1887

Borderland: A Country-Town Chronicle - 485pp + 2pg catalogue, over 500g, blind stamped decorative cloth, gilt titling on the spine, corners have wear but not too bad. Jessie Fothergill, author of The First Violin, was a novelist perhaps of the quality of Gaskell or George Eliot. Her first two novels did not sell but her third novel, The First Violin was very popular and made Fothergill's name. The story was written in Dusseldorf by Fothergill and it tells the story of an... View more info

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Everyman for Himself

By: Bainbridge, Beryl

Price: $22.00

Publisher: UK, Duckworth, 1996

224 perfect white pp hold the plot of this novel & if after reading you're inclined to a more detailed look at the ship herself we have several books along those lines & even a "Titanic Lifeboat Crew" t-shirt! review >>> This was simply brilliant. The writing was so powerful I had tears in my eys at the end. I thought the plot was very clever. Frequently (but not too frequently) it foreshadowed the end, but in a subtle and poignant way. The characters were also... View more info

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Gone to Earth

By: Webb, Mary

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Penguin, 1985

A very clean copy of this facsimile edition issued as part of a boxed commemorative set of Penguins with 284 nicely presented pp & covers. "Gone to Earth" is the story of a free-spirited country lass, who is loved both by the wicked squire and the altruistic minister. Gone To Earth - Written in 1917, when all three of Mary Webb’s younger brothers were serving in the trenches of the Western Front, Gone to Earth denounces the callous inhumanity of “civilized”... View more info

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Ielfstan's Place 15000 BC-1919 AD

By: Girling, Richard

Price: $25.00

Publisher: UK, Heinemann Quixote Press, 1981

Ielfstan's Place by Richard Girling is 218pp & over the 500g for posting. Richard Girling has come up with a number of fictionalised episodes spread throughout history (beginning in 15,000 BC and ending in 1919 AD) set in the parish of Ilsington on the edge of Dartmoor. Each short story is well written and gets you thinking about the history of any place - and those who've gone before and the stories woven around them. Ielfstan's Place is carefully written with a great d... View more info

Jack Brown in China; A Story of the Russo-Japanese War

By: Strang, Herbert

Price: $18.00

Publisher: UK, Humphrey Milford, 1938

368pp, foxing thru but not a distraction, foxing to compressed pp edges, cover illus bright. View more info

My Kingdom for a Grave

By: Plowman, Stephanie

Price: $34.00

Publisher: London, Bodley Head, 1970

A novel about a family's trials and tribulations in Czarist Russia with sympathies for and against the status quo. 239 clean well bound pages. dj complete except for creasing along the top edge and bumped corners. View more info

On the Trail of Inca Gold

By: Lazo, Hector

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, Olbourne, 1957

Sort of a travel/adventure narrative illustrated with bw photos throughout.214 clean well bound pp, foxing to compressed p edge. View more info

Patrol to Benghazi

By: Landsborough, Gordon

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Cassell, 1959

Inscription on first blank page. 195p, clean internally & well-bound, foxing to endpapers. dj has a small section missing & creasing to top. This novel thrillingly encapsulates the feats of courage in desert warfare. View more info

Petticoat Government

By: Orczy, Baroness

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson,

Petticoat Government was written by Baroness Orczy, author of The Scarlet Pimpernel, in 1910. It was released under the title Petticoat Rule in the U.S. in the same year. A story of the French aristocracy, the book concerns Madame de Pompadour's influence over the King and France. 288 pp well bound, date is probably very early 10s or 20s, name & address in fine writing first page View more info

PORIUS A Romance of the Dark Ages

By: Powys Cowper John

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Macdonald, London, 1951

Edition: 1st Edition

Book is in good condition with clean pages, name in front, novel set in the year A.D.499 when King Arthur was seeking to persuade the people of Britain to forget their tribal and religious differences and unite in repelling the barbaric Saxon invaders. Very well researched and presentation of the period. Dust Jacket has small chips and one tear, else is a good copy in plastic cover. View more info

SCALES OF GOLD Volyume Four in the House of Niccolo Series

By: Dunnett Dorothy

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Penguin, Australia, 1991

Edition: 1st Edition

Volume Four in the House of Niccolo Series, This volume conjures up a glorious panorama of medieval times with well researched historical perspectives. View more info


By: Welsh Louise

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Canongate UK, 2005

"It is 1593 and London is a city on edge. Under threat from plague and war, strangers are unwelcome and severed heads grin from spikes on Tower Bridge. Tamburlaine Must Die is the story of the last days of the playwright Christopher Marlowe, a man who dares to defy Gpd amd state - amd doscpvers tjat there are worse fates than damnation..." View more info

The Book of Guinevere

By: Hopkins, Andrea

Price: $14.00

Publisher: USA, Saraband, 1996

This elegant anthology of the poetry and prose, literature and legend surrounding Guinevere of Camelot looks at the enigmatic figure who has been variously seen as scholar, seductress, warrior, and gentle beauty. Richly illustrated in color with medieval manuscripts and pre-Raphaelite masterpieces, the book explores Guinevere's roles -- as educated scribe to the court, devoted wife of King Arthur, and lover of Sir Lancelot -- through the writings of admirers and detracto... View more info

The Five Miss Willoughbys

By: Rees, Rosemary

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Chapman and Hall, 1955

A very interesting novel set in the historical times of gold, bushranging and grand occasions. Fox spotting to prelim & final pages, also rear dj, pages are otherwise clean, binding excellent 256pp View more info


By: Naipaul V.S.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Andre Deutsch, London, 1969

Edition: 1st Edition

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