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1 FAR FLIES THE EAGLE, 1ST I720 Anthony, Evelyn
May not be noted. 1955 Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket 
Alexander, Czar Of The Russias; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Anthony, Evelyn, Far Flies The Eagle, NY, Thomas Crowell, 1955. 1st Edition, hardbound in near fine condition with a dustjakcet in very good condition, price clipped, 8vo, 270, author's 3rd book, a lovely copy of this scarce book. Hardbound, Fiction

"With is her 3rd book the author of Rebel Princess and Royal intrigue attains major stature as a historical novelist. In Far Flies The eagle she tells a tremndously exciting story- the life-or-death struggle between two mighty opponents, lusty love affairs, mightly battles that shook the world. She also presents with shrewd and sensitive psychological insight one of the most enigmatic figures in history, Alexander, Czar of the Russias..."

RARE HISTORICAL NOVEL 1ST ED; 0 532 
Price: 28.01 USD

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2 The Saracen Blade Yerby, Frank
Dial Books Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Holy Land; Germany; Blacksmithing; Knighthood; Christian; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Book Club Edition; 310 pages; Son of a blacksmith and Frederick the IInd of Hohenstaufen. Hardbound with red cloth over boards, map end papers, DJ is illustrated. Sound and tight. ; 0 2467 
Price: 14.05 USD
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3 THIS IS THE HOUR. Feuchtwanger, , Lion
Viking Press Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Historical Fiction; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Translated by H. T. Lowe-Porter and Frances Fawcett. By world renowned historical author, a novel about GOYA and his country who loved the Duchess of Alba in an affair that was both explosive and scandalous. Sound and tight in red printed plastic covered dust jacket. Couple minor tape stains from cover. Bright and attractive; 0 3474 
Price: 14.05 USD
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