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  • THE KING OF YS: Volume I: Roma Mater & Gallicenae. by Anderson, Poul and Karen.
    Anderson, Poul and Karen.
    THE KING OF YS: Volume I: Roma Mater & Gallicenae.

    Edition: Original book club edition.

    Garden City, New York: Nelson Doubleday, (1987.) dj. Hardcover - First omnibus edition of these two novels - Roma Mater & Gallicenae - which together are a retelling of the ancient legend of the Roman Empire and the Celtic 'barbarians' they encountered. Includes a geographical glossary, historical notes, maps, and a list of dramatis personae. 655 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73401
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  • THE KING OF YS: Volume Two: Dahut, The Dog and the Wolf. by Anderson, Poul and Karen.
    Anderson, Poul and Karen.
    THE KING OF YS: Volume Two: Dahut, The Dog and the Wolf.

    Edition: Original book club edition.

    Garden City, New York: Nelson Doubleday, (1987.) dj. Hardcover - First omnibus edition of these two novels - Dahut, and The Dog and the Wolf - which together are a retelling of the ancient legend of the Roman Empire and the Celtic 'barbarians' they encountered. Includes a geographical glossary, historical notes, maps, and a list of dramatis personae. 784 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73402
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  • Anderson, Poul and Karen.
    THE KING OF YS: Volume I: Roma Mater & Gallicenae.

    Edition: Original book club edition.

    Garden City, New York: Nelson Doubleday, (1987.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - SIGNED on the title page by Karen Anderson. First omnibus edition of these two novels which together are a retelling of the ancient legend of the Roman Empire and the Celtic 'barbarians' they encountered. Includes a geographical glossary, historical notes, maps, and a list of dramatis personae. 655 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 15435
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  • ROMAN WALL by Bryher [Winifred Ellerman]
    Bryher [Winifred Ellerman]
    ROMAN WALL

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Pantheon, 1954. dj. Hardcover first edition - A story of Switzerland in the third century as the Roman Empire is being confronted by barbarians on all its frontiers. A young adult novel by one of the best writers of historical fiction in English in the 20th century. 219 pp.

    Condition: Very good+ in a very good dust jacket (some offsetting to the endpapers, price-clipped,edgewear to dj)

    Book ID: 59008
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  • Bulwer Lytton, Edward; illustrated by F. C. Yohn.
    THE LAST DAYS OF POMPEII.

    Edition: First printing with these illustrations.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926. dj. Hardcover first edition - A title in the Scribner's Classic series, illustrated by F.C. Yohn with a pasted-on cover illustration, pictorial endpapers and title page plus 9 inserted color plates (the color plate pasted on the dustjacket is different from that of the book and reproduces the plate at pg 150.) A beautiful edition of this classic set in the days of the Roman Empire and early Christianity. viii, 425 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in black cloth with full color plate and gilt lettering on the spine in a good only dust jacket. (minor foxing to edge of texblock, unobtrusive gift inscription, dustjacket has signifcant edgewear, tape repairs to interior at end of spine.)

    Book ID: 34882
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  • A GOD STROLLING IN THE COOL OF THE EVENING by Carvalho, Mario De; Translated from the Portuguese by Gregory Rabassa.
    Carvalho, Mario De; Translated from the Portuguese by Gregory Rabassa.
    A GOD STROLLING IN THE COOL OF THE EVENING

    Edition: First US printing.

    Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1997. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "In a city called Tarcisis, on the western edge of the Iberian peninsula in what will one day be Portugal, Lucius Valerius Quintius is [the Roman Emperor's] humble servant--the duumvir, or magistrate. Dedicated and loyal, Lucius lives in a contentious time, caught between the dominance of what he calls 'Romanity' - built on its Latin heritage as well as the Empire's global reach - and the fast-growing influence of the cult of Christianity.... Elegant and erudite, Carvalho's novel is an absorbing study of a single man's moral code, as well as a provocative meditation on the difficulty of leading a virtuous life in as era of…

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    Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1997. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "In a city called Tarcisis, on the western edge of the Iberian peninsula in what will one day be Portugal, Lucius Valerius Quintius is [the Roman Emperor's] humble servant--the duumvir, or magistrate. Dedicated and loyal, Lucius lives in a contentious time, caught between the dominance of what he calls 'Romanity' - built on its Latin heritage as well as the Empire's global reach - and the fast-growing influence of the cult of Christianity.... Elegant and erudite, Carvalho's novel is an absorbing study of a single man's moral code, as well as a provocative meditation on the difficulty of leading a virtuous life in as era of tumultuous change." (New York Times Book Review) SIGNED and dated in the month of publication Oct/97 by the author on the title page. Also SIGNED by the translator Gregory Rabassa. Winner of the Pegasus Prize for Literature and of The Portuguese Writers Association Grand Prize for Fiction. 265 pp. ISBN: 0-807122351.

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    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 64690
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  • AN OLD MAGIC. by Cleverly, Barbara.
    Cleverly, Barbara.
    AN OLD MAGIC.

    Edition: Limited, signed first edition.

    Mildenhall, Suffolk: Suffolk Press, (2003_ dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Romance, rescue archaeology, buried treasure, ancient curses and a dash of the supernatural with an original twist are the elements that make up" this unusual thrillr by this writer best known for her historical mysteries set in India in the 1920s. A limited edition, one of 400 clothbound copies individually numbered and SIGNED by the author on a colophon page at the beginning of the book. 246 pp. ISBN: 0-954586603.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 77787
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  • THE IRON HAND OF MARS. by Davis, Lindsey
    Davis, Lindsey
    THE IRON HAND OF MARS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Crown, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The 4th in the highly praised series featuring Marcus Didius Falco. ISBN: 0-517-592401.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 49439
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  • VENUS IN COPPER by Davis, Lindsey
    Davis, Lindsey
    VENUS IN COPPER

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Crown, (1991.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The third in the highly praised series featuring Marcus Didius Falco. 277 pp. ISBN: 0-517-584778.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 49445
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  • THE IRON HAND OF MARS. by Davis, Lindsey
    Davis, Lindsey
    THE IRON HAND OF MARS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Crown, (1992.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The 4th in the highly praised series featuring Marcus Didius Falco. SIGNED on the title page. 305 pp. ISBN: 0-517-592401.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52457
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  • THE IRON HAND OF MARS. by Davis, Lindsey
    Davis, Lindsey
    THE IRON HAND OF MARS.

    Edition: First US edition.

    New York: Crown, (1992.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The 4th in the highly praised series featuring Marcus Didius Falco. SIGNED on the title page. 305 pp. ISBN: 0-517-592401.

    Condition: Good only in a good dustjacket ('popular library' stamp, bookstore stamp, flaps of dj were pasted to inside covers, rem line.)

    Book ID: 15598
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  • LAST ACT IN PALMYRA. by Davis, Lindsey.
    Davis, Lindsey.
    LAST ACT IN PALMYRA.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Century, (1994) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The sixth mystery featuring Marcus Didius Falco.SIGNED on the title page. Map, list of principal characters at beginning of book, footnotes at end. 384 pp. ISBN: 0-7126-59366.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (usual toning to the pages).

    Book ID: 66156
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  • THE COURSE OF HONOUR. by Davis, Lindsey.
    Davis, Lindsey.
    THE COURSE OF HONOUR.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Century, (1997). dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Historical novel by this writer best known for her mysteries set in the days of the Roman Empire - this is the story of how the soldier Vespasian became the emperor and a great and good ruler, and of the slave he chose as his lady love. SIGNED on the title page. Maps. Historical footnote. 296 pp. ISBN: 0-7126-77240.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (usual light toning to the pages).

    Book ID: 66158
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  • VENUS IN COPPER by Davis, Lindsey
    Davis, Lindsey
    VENUS IN COPPER

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Hutchinson, (1991.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third in the highly praised series featuring Marcus Didius Falco. SIGNED on the title page. 277 pp. ISBN: 0-09-1748186.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (usual toning to the pages).

    Book ID: 66161
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  • THE IRON HAND OF MARS. by Davis, Lindsey
    Davis, Lindsey
    THE IRON HAND OF MARS.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Hutchinson, (1992.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The 4th in the highly praised series featuring Marcus Didius Falco. SIGNED on the title page. 305 pp. ISBN: 0-09-1753333.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (usual light toning to the pages).

    Book ID: 66162
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  • Iggulden, Conn.
    EMPEROR: THE GATES OF ROME.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Delacorte, (2003.). First edition - The author's first book, and the first in the Emperor series. An epic historical novel of the ancient Rome and the young Julius Caesar. Praise from Bernard Cornwell who called it 'a novel of vivid characters, stunning action and unrelenting pace.'

    Condition: Fine (a new copy) in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 29551
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  • Miklowitz, Gloria D.
    MASADA: THE LAST FORTRESS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. 1998. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Historical novel for young adults, based on the seige of Masada by the Roman Legions in the year 72 C.E. SIGNED on the title page by the author. Map front endpapers. ISBN: 0-8028-51657.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 20006
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  • ORACLE OF THE DEAD: SPQR XII. by Roberts, John Maddox.
    Roberts, John Maddox.
    ORACLE OF THE DEAD: SPQR XII.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The twelfh book in this Edgar-nominated historical series, set in Rome during the time of Julius Cesaer and featuring playboy senator and amateur investigator Decius Caecilius Martellus the Younger. SIGNED on the title page. Glossary. 230 pp. ISBN: 0-312-380933.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 51281
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  • THE PRINCESS AND THE PIRATES: SPQR IX. by Roberts, John Maddox.
    Roberts, John Maddox.
    THE PRINCESS AND THE PIRATES: SPQR IX.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2005.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The nineth book in this Edgar-nominated historical series, set in Rome during the time of Julius Cesaer and featuring playboy senator and amateur investigator Decius Caecilius Martellus the Younger. SIGNED on the title page. Glossary. 198 pp. ISBN: 0-312-33723x.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 50257
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  • HOUSEHOLD GODS. by Tarr, Judith and Harry Turtledove.
    Tarr, Judith and Harry Turtledove.
    HOUSEHOLD GODS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (1999) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A time traveling novel featuring a 1990s Los Angeles lawyer with no special technical or historical knowledge. Nicole Gunther-Perrin is a single mother of two, struggling with daycare, a deadbeat ex-husband and being overlooked for promotion. And then one morning she awakens in second-century Carnuntum, a town near the Roman Empire's borders where death, disease, and dirt are commonplace. Slavery and corporal punishment are facts of life, and war, pillage, and rape are constant threats. Mere survival is hard work, especially when plague and war come to the time. SIGNED by Turtledove on the title page. 508 pp. ISBN: 0-312864876.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 73796
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  • THE GODS ARE NOT MOCKED. by Taylor, Anna.
    Taylor, Anna.
    THE GODS ARE NOT MOCKED.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Morrow, 1968 (1969.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a historical novel set in 55 B.C., "the year the Romans first attempted to invade Britain, thus bringing into conflict two flourishing but strongly contrasting civilizations; the Romans, socially and politically sophisticated; and the Celtic, homogeneous, tribal and Druidic." Dust jacket praise from Edna O'Brien and Mary Renault. 312 pp.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 39940
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