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Fiction: Historical
   -Historical Fiction

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1 Allen, Hervey. TOWARD THE MORNING.
Rhinehart & Company [New York]. 1948. (1948). First Edition Hard Cover 
1st edition. 458pp. 8vo. Light Tan cloth with front cover blindstamped with a 'The Disinherited' logo. Title & author's name in dark blue on front cover & spine. Color frontispiece & jacket illustrations by Andrew Wyeth. Owner's name stamped on front & back endpapers o/w Fine (No defects)/ DJ (Back of jacket has worn edges with a 1/2' edge tear & several other tiny edge tears, light soiling, & a price sticker on inner back flap o/w Very Good, i.e. signs of careful use with no significant defects & unclipped price). 
Price: 1.00 USD
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2 Atherton, Gertrude. REZANOV.
The Authors & Newspapers Association [New York, London]. 1906. First Edition Hard Cover 
R. H. White Company Special Edition. 1st printing as such. 320pp. sm8vo. Red cloth with gilt. Frontispiece by Frank T. Merrill with tissue guard + 3 other color plates by Frank Desch (1) & Frank Parker (2). 'Facsimile Page of Manuscript from Rulers of Kings'. Front loose endpaper has the printed notice: 'Notice to Purchaser - This copyright volume is offered for sale to the public only through the authorized agents of the publishers, who are permitted to sell it only at retail and at fifty cents per copy, and with the express condition and reservation that it shall not, prior to August 1st, 1907, be resold, or offered or advertised for resale. The purchaser from them agrees to this condition and reservation by the acceptance of this copy. In case of any breach thereof, the title to this book immediately reverts to the publishers. Any defacement, alteration or removal of this notice will be prosecuted by the publishers to the full extent of the law. The Authors and Newspapers Association'. NOTE: The publisher issued this title (as well as several others) in many 'special editions' for many different retailers (e.g. the R.H. White Co. was a Boston dry goods merchant) bearing the above notice. The notice suggests that the purpose was to prevent the sale of an author's book on the used book market and thus force the sale of new Books at a specific retail price for a limited period of time. Many of the publisher's Books, of course, are missing the free front endpaper. As the publisher was short-lived (1906 & 1907 are the only copyright dates to be found), the idea was apparently not successful. Spine a little faded with extremes bumped, edges slightly darkened, small water-spot on back cover, front loose endpaper is also slightly darkened, & a few pages have a corner crease o/w Very Good, i.e. signs of careful use with no significant defects. No dustjacket. 
Price: 3.00 USD
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3 Okudzhava, Bulat. A TASTE OF LIBERTY.
Ardis Publishers [Ann Arbor]. 1986. (1986). 0882339818 / 9780882339818 First Edition Hard Cover 
1st printing. 222pp. + epilogue. Tall 8vo. Olive green cloth with gilt-lettered spine. Black endpapers. Translated with introduction by Leo Gruliow. This famous Russian singer-poet's historical novel set during the Decembrist uprising of 1825. Fine (no defects)/ DJ (The front has 2 wear spots, both about 1 1/2' x 1' ovals appearing as white against the very light tan of the cover, with one just to the right of the title & the other just to right of the author's name o/w Very Good, i.e. some signs of careful use with no significant defects with unclipped price). ISBN 0882339818. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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4 Sass, Herbert Ravenel WAR DRUMS.
Grosset & Dunlap [New York]. No date. (1928: Doubleday, Doran & Co.). Hard Cover 
293pp. sm8vo. Orange cloth with title in red, author's name in black, & a small red drum on the front cover. Spine the same except with a black drum. Piracy, war & Romance in colonial South Carolina. Part of the bottom of the trough between the spine & the back cover appears to have not been coated with orange (see scan), top edge dusty, a previous owner's name written on the front endpaper o/w Fine (No defects)/ DJ (spine extremes worn & chipped, several punctures in the spine, the front panel has a 1/2' edge tear on the top & 1/4' tear on the bottom with both edges worn & creased, the front flap is worn & has 1 1/8' tears at the top & bottom.). SEE SCAN. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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5 Suhl, Yuri. ONE FOOT IN AMERICA.
The Macmillan Co. [New York]. 1951. (1947, 1949, 1949, 1950). Signed Hard Cover 
252pp. 8vo. Tan cloth with dark green lettering on front cover & spine. Dustjacket designed & illustrated by H. Lawrence Hoffman. The story of a young Jewish boy's adventures in New York after he arrives alone in America in 1923. Very Good, i.e. shows careful use with no significant defects/ DJ (Spine extremes worn with some tiny chipping on the top edge, 3/8' edge tear on the top of the front, 1/4' edge tear on the bottom of the back, light wear along both spine edges o/w Very Good with an unclipped price). 
Price: 12.00 USD
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6 Wallace, Lew. THE PRINCE OF INDIA: or Why Constantinople Fell (2 Volume Set).
Harper & Brothers [New York]. No date. (1893). Hard Cover 
Later printing. 502 / 578pp. 12mo. Dark blue cloth with the front bearing the title in gilt Letters & decorated with a string of red rosary beads draped around a red Maltese Cross & over a silver crescent moon (with a silver star above) ending with a blindstamped crucifix hanging from the end. Gilt-lettered spines. Endpapers are laid paper. Both volumes have a previous owner's name, address & date (1896) inked in period handwriting on the front free endpapers. Volume 1 has a bumped on the back spine edge, and the red on the rosary on the cover of Volume 2 is darkened o/w both volumes are Good, i.e. obvious signs of use with no abuse or major defects. No slipcase. Extra postage will be required for shipping via Priority Mail. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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7 Wallace, Lew. THE PRINCE OF INDIA: or Why Constantinople Fell (2 Volume Set).
Harper & Brothers [New York]. 1893. (1893). First Edition Hard Cover 
1st edition, 2nd issue. 502 / 578pp. 12mo. Dark blue cloth with the front bearing the title in gilt Letters & decorated with a string of red rosary beads draped around a red Maltese Cross & over a silver crescent moon (with a silver star above) ending with a blindstamped crucifix hanging from the end. Gilt-lettered spines. Endpapers are laid paper. Dedication following the title page (missing in the 1st issue) is present. Both volumes have the spine extremes & corners rubbed; a previous owner's name inked in period handwriting on the title page; some foxing on the endpapers & occasional foxing throughout the text; & tanned page edges. Volume 1: front hinge is just starting, but holding well & barely noticeable; a few tiny chips in the silver of the moon o/w Very Good, i.e. signs of careful use with no significant defects. Volume 2: front hinge started, but holding well; 2 short wrinkles in the cloth in the area of the crucifix & some scattered scuffs on the front cover o/w Good, i.e. obvious signs of use with no major defects. No slipcase. Extra postage will be required for shipping via Priority Mail. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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