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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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  • BIG JOHN'S SECRET. by Jewett, Eleanor M.
    Jewett, Eleanor M.
    BIG JOHN'S SECRET.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1962) dj. Hardcover first edition - Historical novel for older children - "Early in the thirteenth century, England under King John was torn with strife. . . Twelve-year-old "Big John" (so called because of his powerful physique) had always known that his father was one of the defeated. Old Marm, who reared him, told him so, but she would not reveal his name for fear of further retribution. So John was forced to serve the local lord, tilling the fields like a peasant. . . Because of his knowledge of letters and the art of healing (learned from Old Marm), John was chosen to be a page to the Earl of Warenne, one of…

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    New York: The Viking Press, (1962) dj. Hardcover first edition - Historical novel for older children - "Early in the thirteenth century, England under King John was torn with strife. . . Twelve-year-old "Big John" (so called because of his powerful physique) had always known that his father was one of the defeated. Old Marm, who reared him, told him so, but she would not reveal his name for fear of further retribution. So John was forced to serve the local lord, tilling the fields like a peasant. . . Because of his knowledge of letters and the art of healing (learned from Old Marm), John was chosen to be a page to the Earl of Warenne, one of the lords who was organizing the Fifth Crusade to free the Holy Land from the Saracens. This Crusade ultimately took John to Jerusalem. There he met Francis of Assisi, who taught him to temper his desire for vengeance, but not his hope for reunion with his father." Illustrated with drawings by Frederick T. Chapman. Author's historical note. 236 pp.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 60400
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  • FALLS THE SHADOW. by Penman, Sharon Kay.
    Penman, Sharon Kay.
    FALLS THE SHADOW.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Ballantine, (1989.). A sweeping epic set in 13th century England, and featuring Simon de Montfort, the 'champion of the common people,' and Henry III. Author's note. 580 pp. ISBN: 0-345-360338.

    Condition: Fair condition only in illustrated wrappers (tape repair to back cover.)

    Book ID: 48066
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  • HERE BE DRAGONS. by Penman, Sharon Kay.
    Penman, Sharon Kay.
    HERE BE DRAGONS.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Ballantine, (1993.). A sweeping epic set in 13th century Wales - the first in her trilogy. Author's note. 704 pp. ISBN: 0-345-382846.

    Condition: Good only in illustrated wrappers (curling to corners, peeled spot where bookplate removed.)

    Book ID: 42272
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  • FALLS THE SHADOW. by Penman, Sharon Kay.
    Penman, Sharon Kay.
    FALLS THE SHADOW.

    Edition: First thus - a trade paperback.

    New York: St Martin's, (2008.). A sweeping epic set in 13th century England, and featuring Simon de Montfort, the 'champion of the common people,' and Henry III. Author's note. 580 pp. ISBN: 9780312382469.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 42323
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  • THE SHEEN OF SILK. by Perry, Anne.
    Perry, Anne.
    THE SHEEN OF SILK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (2010.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first major stand-alone novel by this author best known for her Victorian era mysteries - a novel set in the ancient Byzantine city of Constantinople in 1273. SIGNED on the title page. 515 pp plus a book list. ISBN: 9780345500656.

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

    Book ID: 55930
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