It is 1800, and Albion Hamlin's client has run afoul of the notorious Alien and Sedition Acts. Before he knows what has happened, Albion has lost his case and fallen in love -- with his client's niece, Lydia Bailey. Roberts skillfully blends history, romance, and adventure once again in this novel.It is 1800, and Albion Hamlin's client has run afoul of the notorious Alien and Sedition Acts. Before he knows what has happened, Albion has lost his case and fallen in love -- with his client's niece, Lydia Bailey. Roberts skillfully blends history, romance, and adventure once again in this novel.Read Less
Fair. No dust jacket. The book is fairly tight and has no tears (except for two on pages 339-342). There are a couple of exlibris markings in the front fly leaves. Otherwise the pages are clean. They are a bit browned with age, The cover is clean. This book is for the Kenneth Roberts fans. The story takes place in New England, Haiti and other parts of the land. It takes place in the late 18th, early 19th century and is a wonderful chronicle of the politics of the time, especially the intrigues and animosities between Federalists and Jeffersonians. It gives a bit different and rather critical view of John Adams and others of the times. The protagonist is a lawyer in search of spoils in Haiti and of a young woman who's picture he carries with him. It is a fascinating historical novel about life in early New England and other colonies wrenched from England and France.
Fine. No dust jacket. 488 p. mounted col. front. 25 cm. Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Co., Inc. 1947. Stated First edition "First Edition" stated on copyright page. Unfaded black cloth boards with bright, unchipped gold lettering, author's initials on red background on cover and spine. Mild bumping and edge wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean map-illustrated endpapers; previous owner name on top edge of blank inside cover. 488 pgs. Dustjacket is not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), has very small chips at top and bottom spine and along edges. Classic of American historical fiction, set in coastal New England in 1800. Hardcover jacket condition: Very Good+ / Book is in Fine condition. AB52
Very good. Doubleday and Company, Garden City, NY, 1947. 1st Edition, Later Printing, VG, Hard Cover, Size=6."x8.5", 488pgs. Page ends lightly agetoned, ink name, address stamp inside front cover, o.w. clean and tight. No ink names, bookplates, tears, chips, etc. Contents bright and in Near Fine condition. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
Very Good. Navy blue leatherette covered boards with gilt titles and decorations. Bindings square and tight, Light handling wear, minor rub lower spine tip. Previous owner's stamp inside front boards and embossed stamp on title page. 448 pages.
BLACK AND GOLD LEAF & ACORN DESIGN STAMPED IN FRONT of this leatherette binding. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS THE BLACK EDITION. 488 pages, ribbon, 4-page flyer of this title & full disclosure of binding information, map endpapers of Haiti in front and Mediterranean Sea, area in back. Nice copy. Small Address label front endpaper. We have several other titles available in this series. Small address label can be removed.
Near Fine in Very Good Plus jacket. Size: 8vo-over 7; Stated first edition. The book is near fine, with the top front corner and the back bottom corner being slightly bumped, and the bottom edges of the pages being rubbed, though not discolored. The jacket is tight and clean, particularly the front cover. The spine has a spot of discoloration in the middle and some very light soiling to the back cover. Some light wear to the top of the spine. NF/VG+ in Brodart.
Near fine in decorated black cloth covered boards with bright gilt text stampings on the spine and front board with map end papers. There is a prior owner's book plate on the verso of the fly title page and a prior owner's signature in ink on the front paste down behind the jacket flap. In a very good-unclipped dust jacket with 1/8" chips from the upper corners of the spine area with related creasing. The spine area is tanned as is the rear panel. An historical fiction novel which takes place in 1800 during America's Quasi-War with France and extends on to the slave rebellion in Haiti and then moves on to Tripoli to witness the U.S. war with the pirates from the Barbary States.
Good in fair dust jacket. 488 p. mounted col. front. 25 cm. This stated FIRST EDITION Is of the numbers printed AFTER the first 1050...please read following. Maps on lining-papers are front of Tahiti (San Domingo) and back of the Med. Sea. " Bibliography: p. [490 A good edition of full black/linen cloth cover with the usual logo of his work. Now. the d.j. is chipped and I will put it in a brodart cover to protect if further, but the color is a strange, almost greenish tint to it. the spine area is tanned by sunning. but the front illus. picture is still nice. Please note; When first writing this book Roberts found it necessary to obtain a book entitled MOREAU DE ST. MERY'S AMERICAN JOURNEY 1793-1798. It was in French and so he and his wife Anna translated it. I find this a facsinating story. We also have that title listed by Roberts in hardcover. So a little history from the history maker himself. Sized 6x9.5 x 1.5, solid copy but d.j. does show those chips and that is the only real flaw noticed in this listing.
Fine in very good dust jacket. 499 pages. First edition, first printing. His first novel. Story of a young woman and her adventures prior to the War of 1812. Fine copy in a very good+ dust jacket with spine slightly darkened and very slight wear to the corners and scotch tape reinforcements to the backside. A very nice copy!
Roberts presents history in a way few have ever even approached---as high drama, detailed and authentic, with dashing heroes, a delectable heroine, an unforgettable supporting cast and as great a world wide reach as Ludlum or LeCarre. This is truly a thriller.
Kenneth Roberts was a highly talented writer who started life as a Professor of History. He spent years researching his novels, going to original sources, far from the dry leaves of the librarian researcher.
I have recently had people whom I had not seen for twenty and forty years thank me for lending them Lydia Bailey. And my twenty something daughter is enmeshed at this moment. From Boston to the Caribbean to the Mediterranean, this is what fine story telling is.
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