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  • Byrd, Max.
    JEFFERSON.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Bantam, (1993.). SIGNED first edition - While best known for his award-winning suspense novels, Byrd is also an expert on 18th century literature, and he spent 5 years researching this historical novel about Thomas Jefferson in Paris. SIGNED on the title page. 424 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 37724
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  • Goetzmann, William.
    NEW LANDS, NEW MEN: America and the Second Great Age of Discovery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1986.). Hardcover first edition - His third and final volume on the study on science and the exploration of the American West that he began with his Pulitzer prize-winning 'Exploration and Empire' and continued in 'Army Exploration in the American West.' This volume has a wider focus, influenced in part by the United State's current global power - in this book, he covers over two centuries - from the 17th to the 19th - as he examines scientific development on an international scale, relating advances in Europe to the American scene, and showing how the explorations of Europeans affected the growth of the American West and the work of American scientists, explorers, and artists.…

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    New York: The Viking Press, (1986.). Hardcover first edition - His third and final volume on the study on science and the exploration of the American West that he began with his Pulitzer prize-winning 'Exploration and Empire' and continued in 'Army Exploration in the American West.' This volume has a wider focus, influenced in part by the United State's current global power - in this book, he covers over two centuries - from the 17th to the 19th - as he examines scientific development on an international scale, relating advances in Europe to the American scene, and showing how the explorations of Europeans affected the growth of the American West and the work of American scientists, explorers, and artists. Includes several 'portfolios' of art. Bibliographical notes, index. 524 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-670810681.

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    Condition: Very near fine in gray boards with a white cloth spine, lacking the dj (remainder line.0

    Book ID: 37496
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  • NOW FACE TO FACE. by Koen, Karleen.
    Koen, Karleen.
    NOW FACE TO FACE.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Random House, (1995.) dj. Hardcover - Full size edition, easily mistaken for the first, since it states "first edition" on the copyright page and has the correct number line - main differences are the lack of price on the dj, plain endpapers. The second massive epic novel by the author of "Through a Glass Darkly" set in the early 18th century. Focusing on a 20 year old widow, Barbara Devane, who finds herself financially and emotionally devasted from the death of her husband in suspicious circumstances, the story sweeps from the tobacco plantations of Virginia to Hanoverian England to the South Sea Bubble scandal. Author's historical note, list of characters. 733 pages. ISBN: 0-394-569296).

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket. (a tight, straight and clean copy, unusually good condition for such a thick book, scratch to back cover of dj - dj now protected by an archival cover.)

    Book ID: 39191
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  • Koen, Karleen.
    NOW FACE TO FACE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second massive epic novel by the author of "Through a Glass Darkly" set in the early 18th century. Focusing on a 20 year old widow, Barbara Devane, who finds herself financially and emotionally devasted from the death of her husband in suspicious circumstances, the story sweeps from the tobacco plantations of Virginia to Hanoverian England to the South Sea Bubble scandal. Author's historical note, list of characters. 733 pages. The true first edition with a price on the dj flap, pale green decorative endpapers, dark blue cloth spine. ISBN: 0-394-569296).

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (very uncommon to find this thick book in such tight and clean condition )

    Book ID: 39857
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  • NOW FACE TO FACE. by Koen, Karleen.
    Koen, Karleen.
    NOW FACE TO FACE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second massive epic novel by the author of "Through a Glass Darkly" set in the early 18th century. Focusing on a 20 year old widow, Barbara Devane, who finds herself financially and emotionally devasted from the death of her husband in suspicious circumstances, the story sweeps from the tobacco plantations of Virginia to Hanoverian England to the South Sea Bubble scandal. Author's historical note, list of characters. 733 pages. The true first edition with a price on the dj flap, pale green decorative endpapers, dark blue cloth spine. ISBN: 0-394-569296).

    Condition: Very near fine in fine dust jacket (initials on front endpaper, otherwise tight and clean.)

    Book ID: 47422
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  • NOW FACE TO FACE. by Koen, Karleen.
    Koen, Karleen.
    NOW FACE TO FACE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second massive epic novel by the author of "Through a Glass Darkly" set in the early 18th century. Focusing on a 20 year old widow, Barbara Devane, who finds herself financially and emotionally devasted from the death of her husband in suspicious circumstances, the story sweeps from the tobacco plantations of Virginia to Hanoverian England to the South Sea Bubble scandal. Author's historical note, list of characters. 733 pages. The true first edition with a price on the dj flap, pale green decorative endpapers, dark blue cloth spine. ISBN: 0-394-569296).

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dust jacket (very uncommon to find this thick book in such tight and clean condition )

    Book ID: 43536
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  • THE VENETIAN MASK. by Laker, Rosalind (pseudonym of of Barbara Ovstedal.)
    Laker, Rosalind (pseudonym of of Barbara Ovstedal.)
    THE VENETIAN MASK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Historical novel of romance and adventure set against the backdrop of eighteenth century Venice. 422 pp. ISBN: 0-385-421907.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57863
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  • MARIE ANTOINETTE, PRINCESS OF VERSAILLES. by Lasky, Kathryn [Knight.]
    Lasky, Kathryn [Knight.]
    MARIE ANTOINETTE, PRINCESS OF VERSAILLES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scholastic, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - In 1769, thirteen year old Maria Antonia, daughter of Empress Theresa, begins a journal chronicling her days at the Austrian court and preparations for her to become queen of France. Illustrated with photographs.A title in the Royal Diaries Series. 236 pp. ISBN: 0-439-076668.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated boards, no dust jacket as issued. All edges gilt.

    Book ID: 53328
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  • [Madame de Charriere, Isabella van Tuyll] Scott, Geoffrey
    THE PORTRAIT OF ZELIDE

    Edition: Hardcover.

    New York: Scribner's, 1926. Biography of this Dutch born 18th century 'bluestocking' whose captivation of the young Boswell resulted in a series of extraordinary letters from the persnickety Scotsman and who had an 8 year liason with French writer Benjamin Constant, beginning in 1787 when she was 49 and he 20. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 3 other plates. 216 gs. Bound in blue paper coverered boards with a black cloth spine, gold lettering on front and spine, uncut edges.

    Condition: Very good condition - corners slightly bumped and worn.

    Book ID: 13445
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  • Phillips, Jill M.
    WALFORD'S OAK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Citadel Press, 1980. dj. Hardcover first edition - Historical novel woven around a true story of murder, witchcraft and a hanging in England in 1797, a story with attracted poet Samuel Coleridge's attention (and whose musings form the basis of this novel.). ISBN: 0-8065-1159-1.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dj (dot on bottom edge, prev owner's name)

    Book ID: 16961
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  • OTHER SORROWS, OTHER JOYS: The Marriage of Catherine Sophia Boucher and William Blake. by Warner, Janet.
    Warner, Janet.
    OTHER SORROWS, OTHER JOYS: The Marriage of Catherine Sophia Boucher and William Blake.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's, (2003). First edition - The author begins this novel with "This is the imagined life of a woman who really lived in the late Eighteenth Century - Catherine Sophia Boucher, called Kate - wife of the English poet and artist, William Blake. If you read between the lines of his poetry and letters, this is a story you might find." Illustrated. Biographical notes and author's note. 371 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (crease to upper corners of the first 2 pages).

    Book ID: 82155
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