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THE BLACK TOWER.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Morrow, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Highly praised historical novel, set in Paris in 1818 during the Restoration - one which "breathes life into the world's first police detective, Vidocq . . .. the founder and chief of a newly created plainclothes police force, who used his mastery of disguise and surveillance to capture some of France's most notorious and elusive criminals. Now he is hot on the trail of a tantalizing mystery--the fate of the young dauphin Louis-Charles, son of Marie-Antoinette and King Louis XVI." 352 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-06-1173509.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.Book ID: 81262More details Price: $30.00
SAMUEL "HUDIBRAS" BUTLER.
Edition: First printing.
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1989) dj. Hardcover first edition - An updated edition of a work originally published in 1976 about the writer best known for the long satirical poem "Hudibras." - "A study of the Restoration satirist's poetry and prose characters, emphasizing the ideas behind the works and linking Butler's satiric vision to his observations on the unnaturalness of man." A title in Twayne's English Authors Series. Chronology. Notes and references, selected bibliography, index. 163 pp. ISBN: 0-805769730.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.Book ID: 86279More details Price: $18.50
THE NATURAL WEST: Environmental History in the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains.
Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )
Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, (2001). First edition - A book which asserts that "Western Environmental history cannot be explained by examining place, culture, or policy alone, but should be understood within the context a universal human nature." Photographs and illustrations throughout book. Notes , bibliography, 272 pp.
Condition: Fine in printed tan wrappers.Book ID: 59630More details Price: $18.50
THE RIVAL QUEENS: A Novel of Artifice, Gunpowder and Murder in Eighteenth-Century London.
Edition: First US printing.
New York: William H. Morrow, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's second novel set in 1700 Restoration London and featuring the "intrepid and destitute heroines the Countess Ashby de la Zouche and her maidservant Alpiew - a fabulous romp through London's darker and seamier side, with a charged historical mystery that is as darkly funny as it is gripping and entertaining. An unforgettable story of murder and mayhem, The Rival Queens is a wonderfully complex and revealing portrait of London at the dawn of the eighteenth century." SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 340 pp. ISBN: 0-688176844.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.Book ID: 87313More details Price: $30.00