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1 Roberts, Kenneth Boon Island
New York Doubleday 1956 First Edition Cloth 
Near Fine in a Very Good+ dustjacket. Bound in full tan cloth. The spine is stamped in black and gilt; the front panel in gilt. Octavo. Map-endpapers. 275pps., plus ads. There are a few faint specks of soiling to the top edge and light tanning to the endpapers due to the acidity of the jacket flaps, otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. No previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a new mylar sleeve, has modest touches of rubbing and soiling; the original price (3.75) is intact. A nice copy of this historical novel.

"A native Mainer, Kenneth Roberts, was intrigued by the story of the December 1710 wreck of the Nottingham. After running aground a dozen miles offshore, the ship broke up, stranding her crew with minimal tools, scant shelter, and a few pieces of cheese. The men survived nearly a month of screeching gales, sub-freezing temperatures, and driving snowstorms. During their ordeal they resorted to cannibalism and were finally rescued after one of them made it ashore on a crude raft. A bestseller when published in 1956, Boon Island is a story of the ways that crisis can inspire the best -- and worst -- in human nature."


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2 Roberts, Kenneth Oliver Wiswell
New York Doubleday, Doran & Company 1940 First Edition Cloth 
Near Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket. Bound in full blue cloth. Blue topstain. The spine is stamped in gilt. Quarto. Colorful map-endpapers. 836pps. Stated First Edition (following a signed limited edition.) A previous owner's name is neatly penned in the upper corner of the front endpage. Also, the blue topstain is slightly faded. Otherwise Fine: clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. No apparent reading wear. The dustjacket, glossy in a new mylar sleeve, is faintly soiled and has light rubbing wear to the extremities; the original price (3.00) is intact.

"Spanning the years from 1775 to 1783, 'Oliver Wiswell' traces the adventures of a Yale student who is deeply loyal to the established government of the colonies. This wonderfully far-ranging novel is packed with battles, sudden flights, escapes, intrigue, massacres, romance and exile as it follows Wiswell, a spy for Sir William Howe (Commander in Chief of the British Armies) on Long Island, as well as in Paris and London. He captures a sloop single-handedly and joins Benedict Arnold against the American revolutionaries of the southern colonies. 'Oliver Wiswell' did no less than challenge the accepted perceptions of the loyalists. Though branded by history as cowardly traitors, many of them were men of strong convictions and fierce courage, sometimes defeating triple their number of Continental troops and militiamen in battle. With strong historical detail and vivid depictions, Roberts explores the hearts and minds of those men and women who opposed the Revolution."


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