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  • Connell, Evan S.
    DEUS LO VOLT! CHRONICLE OF THE CRUSADES

    Edition: First printing.

    Washington, D.C.: Counterpoint, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Well-written and well-researched "chronicle" of the two hundred years of the Crusades - which begin in 1095, when - in a meadow in France, near Clermont - Pope Urban appeals for the liberation of Jerusalem and cries out Deus lo volt!, God wills it, and the cry is taken up. As the author mentions, all of the monologues or dialogues in the book are actually paraphrased or condensed from medieval documents. 462 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 1-58243-0659.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 31281
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  • THE WONDER OF THE WORLD: A Novel of the Emperor Frederick II. by Holland, Cecelia.
    Holland, Cecelia.
    THE WONDER OF THE WORLD: A Novel of the Emperor Frederick II.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, (1970) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Uncommon early historical novel by Holland, set in thirteenth century Christendom, in the world of Crusades, Originally published in the US under the title "Antichrist." SIGNED on the title page. 299 pp. ISBN: 0-340-127368.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket. (some light toning to the pages, and to the flaps and back cover of the dj, creasing to front flap of dj, but overall tight and clean.)

    Book ID: 57980
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  • Mitchell, Anthea.
    THE NAKED SWORD: A Novel of the Crusades.

    Edition: Paperback (2nd printing)

    New York: Popular Library, (1955.). #1601, cover price 25c. Good girl cover art and cover text emphasize this as a 'lusty' novel and a 'tormented love story'.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 31305
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  • TWICE BESIEGED. by Sandoz, Edouard (Edouard-Marcel Sandoz, 1881 - 1971)
    Sandoz, Edouard (Edouard-Marcel Sandoz, 1881 - 1971)
    TWICE BESIEGED.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Oxford University Press, 1947. dj. Hardcover first edition - A rather hard-to-find historical novel for young adults, set during the First Crusade and featuring 16 year-old Philip of Clareville at the siege of Antioch in 1097. Illustrated with both full page drawings and some small vignettes by the author, a noted Swiss sculptor and artist. Includes an author's note and brief bibliography. 224 pp.

    Condition: Very good in red cloth with black lettering on spine and small illustration on front cover (name stamped on endpapers, mostly hidden by dj flaps) in a good only dust jacket with a chip to the upper edge of back cover, rubbing to folds, original price of 2.50 on dj flap.

    Book ID: 86804
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  • QUEEN OF SWORDS. by Tarr, Judith.
    Tarr, Judith.
    QUEEN OF SWORDS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Forge / Tom Doherty Associates, (1997) dj. Hardcover first edition - Historical novel about Melisende, the twelfth century Crusader Queen of Jerusalem, forced to marry an older man, and later regent to her young son who became the king . The story is told through the eyes of Lady Richildis, a fictional character, a young Frankish woman on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, who becomes one of Melisende's confidantes. Author's note. 464 pp. ISBN: 0-312858213.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 85751
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  • THE RUBY IN HER NAVEL. by Unsworth, Barry.
    Unsworth, Barry.
    THE RUBY IN HER NAVEL.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Hamish Hamilton, (2006) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel by this Booker Award winning writer set in twelfth-century Sicily against the backdrop of the Crusades. SIGNED on the title page. 328 pp. ISBN: 0-241142202.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 66580
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  • KNIGHTS OF THE BLACK AND WHITE: Book 1 of the Templar trilogy. by Whyte, Jack,
    Whyte, Jack,
    KNIGHTS OF THE BLACK AND WHITE: Book 1 of the Templar trilogy.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2006.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Epic historical novel set in the late eleventh century during the First Crusade to Jerusalem. 548 pp. ISBN: 0-399-153969.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 43311
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  • Yerby, Frank.
    THE SARACEN BLADE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dial Press, 1952. dj. Hardcover first edition - Historical novel set in the worlds of heretic and fanatic, Christian and Sarecen, Jew and Catholic, Sicilian and German, in early 13th century Europe - a time of the excitement of the Crusades and of the poverty of the serfs. Map endpapers. Historical notes, 405 pp. Dust jacket by Julian Paul.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some crinkling from dampness to the rear cover of the dj, tear along rear fold, now protected by an archival cover.)

    Book ID: 38329
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