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Sepulchre, Mosse, Kate
101 Mosse, Kate Sepulchre
New York Putnam Adult 2007 0399154671 / 9780399154676 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Only slight wear to book and DJ ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; Languedoc #2; 9.13 X 6.57 X 1.11 inches; 572 pages; This the second in a series beginning with 'Labyrinth' written about the Languedoc region of France where once lived a thriving sect of Christians called the Cathars. "1891. Seventeen-year-old Leonie Vernier and her brother abandon Paris for the sanctuary of their aunt's isolated country house near Carcassonne, the Domaine de la Cade. But in the nearby woods, Leonie stumbles across a ruined sepulchre - and a timeless mystery whose traces are written in blood. 2007. Meredith Martin arrives at the Domaine de la Cade as part of her research for a biography she's writing. But Meredith is also seeking the key to her own complex legacy and soon becomes immersed in the story of a tragic love, a missing girl, a unique deck of tarot cards, an unquiet soul and the strange events of one cataclysmic night more than a century ago..." 
Price: 15.00 CDN
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The Eight, Neville, Katherine
102 Neville, Katherine The Eight
New York Ballantine Books 1988 0345351371 / 9780345351371 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket 
DJ shows slight shelf wear, price-clipped. Previous owner's bookplate pasted on FFEP. ; A bright, solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; 9.30 X 5.90 X 1.90 inches; 550 pages; "A fabulous, bejeweled chess set that belonged to Charlemagne has been buried in a Pyrenees abbey for a thousand years. As the bloody French Revolution rages in Paris, the nuns dig it up and scatter its pieces across the globe because, when united, the set contains a secret power that could topple civilizations. To keep the set from falling into the wrong hands, two novices, Valentine and Mireille, embark on an adventure that begins in the streets of Paris and leads to Russia, Egypt, Corsica, and into the heart of the Algerian Sahara. Two hundred years later, while on assignment in Algeria, computer expert Catherine Velis finds herself drawn unwillingly into the deadly “Game” still swirling around the legendary chess set—a game that will require her to risk her life and match wits with diabolical forces." 
Price: 19.95 CDN
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103 Nicole, Christopher The Seeds of the Rebellion Book 1
London Severn House Publishers 1986 0727810847 / 9780727810847 Hardcover Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
Title/copyright page missing, sticker damage on front pastedown, narrow strip torn across top FFEP, light lean to book. DJ just show light edge wear ; DJ in Mylar, unclipped. A tight solid book. ; Ex-Library; Black Majesty; 266 pages; The first of a 2 part series set on a slave plantation in the West Indies. 
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Richard Temple, O'Brian, Patrick
104 O'Brian, Patrick Richard Temple
London Harpercollins 2005 0007214987 / 9780007214983 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Brian Sanders jacket art 
Only slight wear, remainder mark bottom page edges; DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. A bright solid, book. This is the 1st British edition. ; 1.1 x 8.43 x 5.59 Inches; 250 pages; This is the story of Richard Temple - prisoner of war, sometime adventurer, lover and artist - told with insight, empathy and drama by one of the world's master storytellers.Captive in a brutal German prison towards the end of World War II, Richard Temple has been stripped of everything that once defined him: pride, courage, his very identity have all been surrendered in a desperate bid to protect his secrets from the Nazis.But with the real Richard Temple suppressed to the point of near-extinction, a sudden respite in his torture allows him a moment of rare release, when he can lower his guard and remember who he is. Huddled in his cell, too badly beaten to move, the action of the novel takes place in the Richard’s mind as he retraces a convoluted course from an unhappy childhood, through a vague and uncertain adolescence to a complex, compromised adulthood, shot through with artistic sensibility and the myriad impulses that make a man. 
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105 O'Brian, Patrick The Hundred Days
Harpercollins Uk 1998 0002257890 / 9780002257893 First Edition; Third Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
Some creasing top edge of dust jacket, short tear top fore edge, base of book spine a little soft. ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; Aubrey-Maturin Series; 1.34 x 8.58 x 5.43 Inches; 288 pages; This novel sees Aubrey and Maturin in the thick of Europe's attempt to prevent the French emperor from regaining his power. 
Price: 12.50 CDN
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The Final, Unfinished Voyage of Jack Aubrey, O'Brian, Patrick &  William Waldegrave
106 O'Brian, Patrick & William Waldegrave The Final, Unfinished Voyage of Jack Aubrey
London HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2004 0007194692 / 9780007194698 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Only slight wear; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; Jack Aubrey; 9.76 X 7.80 X 0.87 inches; 136 pages; "For Aubrey/Maturin addicts, there could be no better gift: a new, albeit incomplete, story with freshly piquant details, wry humor and salty nautical action. Although the official word was that O'Brian had finished the series with 1999's Blue at the Mizzen, he was in fact working on a new installment at the time of his death in 2000. This short volume juxtaposes a facsimile of O'Brian's handwritten manuscript of the untitled novel with a printed version of the text, which corresponds to O'Brian's loosely edited, typed pages. As the tale opens, our heroes are off the coast of South America, trying to find a friendly place to put the Surprise in for victuals and water. Jack Aubrey has received the happy news that he has been given the rank of rear admiral of the Blue, and all is well for the time being. But the Catholic locals are surly at best to the mostly Protestant crew. To fix things, Stephen Maturin does some judicious buttering up and Aubrey reunites with Samuel Mputa, the region's Papal Nuncio and, incidentally, one of his "indiscretions" from his days as "a long-legged youth" serving on the South African station. The typescript of the third chapter ends mid-sentence, but the handwritten manuscript continues on to include a duel between Maturin and a romantic rival, leaving readers begging for more. Alas, this fragmentary but worthy addition to the series is truly the end of a literary era, leaving only readers' imaginations to fill in the rest of the story. " 
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Sir Percy Hits Back An Adventure of the Scarlet Pimpernel, Orczy, Baroness
107 Orczy, Baroness Sir Percy Hits Back An Adventure of the Scarlet Pimpernel
London Hodder & Stoughton N.D. Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Gold cloth boards have some soiling, edge wear.; A tight solid book. Red titles and designs stamped front and spine. Undated but circa 1930's ; Scarlet Pimpernel; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 319 pages; Another in the Scarlet Pimpernel series, a rousing adventure featuring a young English lord who feigns gentle airs to save prisoners from Madame Guillotine during the French Revolution 
Price: 15.00 CDN
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The Roaring Boys  - A novel of William Shakespeare and his troupe of players, Payne, Robert
108 Payne, Robert The Roaring Boys - A novel of William Shakespeare and his troupe of players
Garden City Doubleday 1955 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
Top corners bumped, DJ chipped and scuffed, some discoloration, price clipped ; Stated 1st Edition, tight solid book. DJ in Mylar ; 316 pages 
Price: 16.50 CDN
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Charles II : Trilogy The Wandering Prince; A Health Unto His Majesty and Here Lies Our Sovereign Lord, Plaidy, Jean
109 Plaidy, Jean Charles II : Trilogy The Wandering Prince; A Health Unto His Majesty and Here Lies Our Sovereign Lord
London Robert Hale Ltd 1972 0709127995 / 9780709127994 Omnibus Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Light chipping of dust jacket ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 2.2 x 8.6 x 5.8 Inches; 832 pages; This is the omnibus edition of the 3 books comprising the Charles II trilogy - The Wandering Prince; A Health Unto His Majesty and Here Lies Our Sovereign Lord. 
Price: 44.95 CDN
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Royal Road to Fotheringay, Plaidy, Jean
110 Plaidy, Jean Royal Road to Fotheringay
London Robert Hale & Co. 1969 0709109830 / 9780709109839 Later Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
DJ shows shelf wear with small tears and chipping. ; A tight solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; 7.90 X 5.20 X 1.20 inches; 352 pages; "At just six days old, Mary Stuart became Queen of Scots. At just six years old she was betrothed to the Dauphin Francois, the future King of France. Reluctantly leaving Scotland, Mary is raised in the decadent French court in preparation to become the Queen of France. But her reign with Francois is short-lived. Widowed at just eighteen years old, Mary is once again forced to leave her home to return to Scotland. Now a Catholic queen of a Protestant country, Mary must rule with caution and choose her next husband prudently..." 
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Ramage and the Drum Beat, Pope, Dudley
111 Pope, Dudley Ramage and the Drum Beat
London Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1967 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Decorative endpapers 
DJ shows light shelf wear, chipping, price-clipped, short tear top back panel of DJ.; A bright, solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. Pages somewhat yellowed ; Ramage #2; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 270 pages; This is the second book in the Ramage series. This is set in 1796-1797. "Lt. Nicholas Lord Ramage and his experiences commanding the cutter HMS Kathleen. Dispatched by Commodore Horatio Nelson to carry messages to Gibraltar while transporting the Italians refugees rescued in Ramage. During the voyage, the Marchesa and Ramage exchange rings through a faked shooting competition. Soon the Kathleen encounters the crippled Spanish frigate, La Sabina. Deciding that it would be imprudent to leave the hulk drifting at sea, he forces the ship to surrender to his far inferior armed ship by demonstrating that he has the means to blow the stern off the immobile ship. He takes La Sabina in tow." many adventures ensue including a battle with the Spanish fleet. 
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Ramage and the Rebels, Pope, Dudley
112 Pope, Dudley Ramage and the Rebels
New York Walker & Company 1985 0802708420 / 9780802708427 1st Thus; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
Some wear to dust jacket head and tail of spine, light yellowing of pages. ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 8.40 X 5.60 X 1.20 inches; 284 pages; On a routine patrol, Ramage and his ship Calypso make an horrific discovery. Caught in the process of taking a British ship, a ruthless French privateer has murdered the passengers and crew. Ramage and his men decide to track him down and set out to find his whereabouts in the Spanish Main. . . This was originally published in 1978 by Secker and Warburg. 
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Ramage and the Renegades, Pope, Dudley
113 Pope, Dudley Ramage and the Renegades
London Secker & Warburg Ltd, 1981 0436377411 / 9780436377419 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
DJ shows very light shelf wear.; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar.; Ramage #12; 8.50 X 5.70 X 1 inches; 291 pages; "With the Treaty of Amiens signed, Nelson's navy stands down, and Ramage goes on leave. He does not believe the peace will last and suspects Napoleon capable of trickery. However, he then receives orders to inspect and survey the small island of Trinidad off the coast of Brazil. He sails Calypso into the island's only anchorage and there the adventures begin. Captive merchant ships, a beautiful woman, and pirates are all to be dealt with in one of Ramage’s most dangerous missions. Dudley Pope, as usual, does not disappoint. " 
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Ramage's Prize, Pope, Dudley
114 Pope, Dudley Ramage's Prize
London Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd 1974 0436377314 / 9780436377310 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
Some bumping of extremities, dust jacket chipped with short tears top of DJ spine, light general wear ; A tight solid book. DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; Ramage #5; B&W map; 340 pages; "The West Indian bases are desperate: post vessels—a vital communications link between England and the West Indies in the war against France—are mysteriously disappearing and no packets have arrived with orders in months. Were the privateers out in full force again? Had Napoleon's navy a secret new weapon? Lieutenant Lord Nicholas Ramage sets out from Jamaica to discover what treachery is threatening to throw the British navy into chaos." 
Price: 20.00 CDN
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115 Pressfield, Steven Alexander; the Virtues of War
London Doubleday 2004 0385607709 / 9780385607704 1st UK Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
light edge wear, slight soil bottom page edges ; DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. A bright, solid book ; 1.42 x 9.13 x 6.3 Inches; 346 pages; "Presented as Alexander's confessions (and lessons) to his brother-in-law, Itanes, as the Macedonian commander and his increasingly reluctant armies try to figure out how to cross "this river of India" to engage in yet another battle, the novel tells of Alexander's father's last victory (the defeat of the Greeks at Chaeronea) before his assassination; of how, over his father's corpse, Alexander cements his plans for future campaigns; of his struggle with his "daimon," which would call him to glory; of his burning of Thebes; of his march east and his slaughter throughout Asia; of his murder of his friend Cleitus ("I felt his spine shear"). Alexander's voice swoops from high-minded rhetoric to earthy vernacular as he regales Itanes with bloody battle scenes and stories of horror and triumph." 
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Burnaby Centennial Anthology  Stories of Early Burnaby, Pride, Harry; Annie Boulanger; Marjorie Colcough; Barbara Froese; Les Lowe
116 Pride, Harry; Annie Boulanger; Marjorie Colcough; Barbara Froese; Les Lowe Burnaby Centennial Anthology Stories of Early Burnaby
Burnaby, BC Burnaby Heritage Advisory Committee 1994 0969282826 / 9780969282822 First Edition Spiral bound Very Good+ 
Light edge wear to white card covers, a little soil. Plastic comb binding intact. ; A bright, solid book ; B&W Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 531 pages; The Lower Mainland area of British Columbia is made up of the largest city of Vancouver and several satellite cities. At the time of writing, Burnaby was the largest of these satellite cities, making the large size of this community history understandable. 
Price: 65.00 CDN
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Barkskins  A Novel, Proulx, Annie
117 Proulx, Annie Barkskins A Novel
New York Scribner 2016 0743288785 / 9780743288781 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Light edge wear to DJ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; 9.29 X 6.30 X 2.05 inches; 717 pages; "In the late seventeenth century two penniless young Frenchmen, René Sel and Charles Duquet, arrive in New France. Bound to a feudal lord, a “seigneur,” for three years in exchange for land, they become wood-cutters—barkskins. René suffers extraordinary hardship, oppressed by the forest he is charged with clearing. He is forced to marry a Mi’kmaw woman and their descendants live trapped between two inimical cultures. But Duquet, crafty and ruthless, runs away from the seigneur, becomes a fur trader, then sets up a timber business. Proulx tells the stories of the descendants of Sel and Duquet over three hundred years—their travels across North America, to Europe, China, and New Zealand, under stunningly brutal conditions—the revenge of rivals, accidents, pestilence, Indian attacks, and cultural annihilation. Over and over again, they seize what they can of a presumed infinite resource, leaving the modern-day characters face to face with possible ecological collapse." (jacket blurb) 
Price: 18.95 CDN
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118 Reeman, Douglas The First to Land
London Hutchinson 1984 0091586607 / 9780091586607 1st UK Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Only light wear; DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. A bright, solid book ; A David Blackwood novel; 294 pages 
Price: 13.50 CDN
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The First to Land, Reeman, Douglas
119 Reeman, Douglas The First to Land
London Hutchinson 1984 0091586607 / 9780091586607 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Slight edge wear only, remainder mark bottom page edges.; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; Blackwood series - Vol 2; 294 pages; This, the second book in the Blackwood series about a seafaring family who served as Royal Marines, is set in the final year of Queen Victoria's reign and features Captain David Blackwood. The theater of conflict is the Boxer Rebellion in China. 
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Riel, Rosenstock, Janet & Dennis Adair
120 Rosenstock, Janet & Dennis Adair Riel
Toronto NC Press 1979 0919601421 / 9780919601420 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
Light wear to extremities. DJ has small tears, chipping. ; A tight solid book. DJ in Mylar.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 202 pages; A fictional novelization based on a screenplay by Roy Moore. 
Price: 13.50 CDN
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