HISTORICAL FICTION BOOKS
All fortunabooks.com prices are in New Zealand dollars.

Click here for ROMANCE novels
More uncataloged fiction titles here

ADLARD Mark  The Greenlander
VG VG inscription to fep, light dust soiling, DW light edge wear $5 C/C The Leisure Circle 1978 hard cover, book club edition, 278pp. Historical fiction set in the Shetland Fisheries [# 1085 historical fiction]

BYRNE Donn  Crusade Avon G-1140
VG light edge wear $4 A/B Avon nd paperback, 144pp. Reprint of 1928 title. Set in 1228. [PB# 437 historical fiction]

COSTAIN Thomas B.  The Black Rose Adventure and Passion in the Golden Orient
G+ light spotting, edge rubbing to wrappers, inside hinges taped $5 A/B Corgi Giant 1954 first thus edition, paperback collectable. Complete and unabridged "He risked his life to save this Harem girl" [PB# 467 historical fiction]

DUGGAN Alfred

The Cunning of the Dove

G+ trimmed fep, age browned. $5 A/A NEL 1975 204pp St Edward the Confessor, King of England, historical fiction. ISBN 450018229 [BOX#12]

Knight with Armour

G+ aged and with cover wear. $5 C/B NEL 1973 first paperback, 303pp. ISBN 450013731 [BOX#12]

Family Favourites; A Roman Scandal

G+ paper aged, tape stains to inside cover only. $5 A/B Penguin 1963 first paperback, 253pp. Elagabalus. [BOX#12]

The Great Thirst

VG $5 C/B Dell/ Laurel 1987 first paperback, 352pp. Colonial Africa, British, Zulu, Boer. ISBN 0440331714 [BOX#12]

God and My Right

( Thomas a Becket) VG pen number to final page, aged $8 A/B NEL 1977 first edition paper back 318pp ISBN 0450030911 [PB# 489 historical fiction]

DYMOKE Juliet 
Henry of the High Rock
VG $4 C/B Arrow paperback. ISBN 009907110X [PB# 115 hstfct]
Of the Ring of Earls VG
$4 C/B Arrow paperback. ISBN 009907002 [PB# 116 hstfct]

ECKERSON Olive  My Lord Essex Ace Star H-4
VG- edge wear, aged edges of paper $10 A/B Ace 1955 first paperback edition, 352pp. Historical fiction about the affair between Queen Elizabeth and Lord Essex. [PB# 702 historical fiction]

FARNOL Jeffery 
The Broad Highway
VG- $5 C/B Pan paperback. ISBN 0330027581 [PB# 110 hstfct]
Martin Conisby's Vengeance
VG- $5 C/B Pan paperback. ISBN 0330232347 [PB# 111 hstfct]
Black Bartlemy's Treasure
VG- $5 C/B Pan paperback. ISBN 0330232924 [PB# 112 hstfct]
The Quest of Youth
VG- faded spine, light edgewear, minor spotting $8 A/B Sampson Low undated (1930s?) red papered boards, 312pp. [# 1286 historical fiction]
The High Adventure
G+ light wear and soiling to boards, fep removed, library stamp to half title and rear fep only, minor spotting $8 C/B Sampson Low 1925 cloth, 370pp. [# 1287 historical fiction]
Sir John Dering A Romantic Comedy
VG- joints rubbed with splits at ends $10 C/B Sampson Low 1951 new impression, cloth, 376pp. [# 1288 historical fiction]
The King Liveth a romance of Alfred the Great based on the Old Chronicles
G gift inscription to fep, boards soiled, cloth lifting, some minor foxing $8 C/B Sampson Low, nd about 1942 by introduction, red cloth, 240pp. Colonial edition. [# 1583 historical fiction]
Over The Hills a romance of the Fifteen
G+ cloth rubbed, lower joint split, lower fore edge frayed $8 C/C Sampson Low 1930 cloth, 314+32pp adverts. [# 1618 historical fiction ]
Black Bartlemy's Treasure reading copy
G- cloth soiled and rubbed, spine faded, hinges loose, rear hinge split and holding by a threadlacks fephalf title browned $4 C/C Sampson Low undated assumed first edition in cloth, 310pp + adverts [#1619 historical fiction]

FENN Geo. Manville  In The Mahdi's Grasp
VG rubbed joints with light wear to the cloth $15 C/C Dean & Son undated assumed first edition, cloth 248pp + frontis. [# 1361 historical fiction]

FOREST Dael (aka Kenneth Bulmer)  Roman Trilogy books 1-3 Barba the Slaver, Haesel the Slave, Brotan the Breeder
VG+ tiny amount of foxing to closed edges $15 A/B NEL 1975 3 volumes first thus paperback edition, 112 + 128 + 128pp Exploitation novels set in Imperial Rome by Kenneth Bulmer under the pen name of Dael Forest ISBN 0450021998 0450022455 0450023117 [PB# 491 historical fiction]

FORESTER C S 
Mr Midshipman Hornblower
VG+ $10 A/B Penguin first edition 1956 paperback 253pp. Sewn collations in paper wrapper very tidy copy of Penguin first paper back edition [PB# 348 hstfct]
Death to the French
G+ water stain to lower margin of rear pages. $4 A/A Mayflower 1977 paperback 155pp.Not a Hornblower story, British Rifleman leads Guerilla war against Napoleon's French in the Peninsula. [PB# 66 hstfct]
The Commodore
G used $4 A/B Penguin paperback [PB# 71 hstfct]
Lieutenant Hornblower
G used $4 C/B Pinnacle paperback ISBN 0523407327 [PB# 73 hstfct]
Flying Colours
G used $9 A/A, sewn sheets, taped tail of spine. Penguin 1956 first edition paperback [PB# 74 hstfct]
Death to the French
G used, bookseller stamp. $4 A/A Pan paperback. Not a Hornblower story, British Rifleman leads Guerilla war against Napoleon's French in the Peninsula. [PB# 76 hstfct]

GRAHAM John W  Sejanus, secret ruler of Rome Golden Age of Rome 4
G+ rubbed wrappers, book exchange stamp to first page $4 A/B Zebra Books 1978 paperback, 384pp. Historical fiction set in Ancient Rome. ISBN 0890833532250 [PB# 567 historical fiction]

HEYER Georgette  
Black Sheep first edition
VG VG small area insect damage to unclipped DW with short split head of spine joints $20 C/C Bodley Head 1966 first edition hardcover, 255pp. Set in Regency Bath. [ FE 5 historical fiction]
The Toll-Gate Pan M177
VG name and address to inside cover, some age toning to paper $7 A/B Pan 1967 pb [PB#1146 heyer historical fiction ]
The Convenient Marriage Pan X304
G+ wear to spine ends, some age toning to paper $5 A/B Pan 1964 pb [PB#1147 heyer historical fiction ]
Cotillion Pan M150
VG- split to spine end, some age toning to paper $6 A/B Pan 1966 pb [PB#1148 heyer historical fiction ]
The Corinthian Great Pan G570
G+ minor wear to spine ends, old price to cover, some age toning to paper, name and address to inside cover, $5 A/B Pan 1962 pb [PB#1149 heyer historical fiction ]
The Black Moth Pan M92
G+ minor wear to spine ends, some age toning to paper $6 A/B Pan 1965 pb [PB#1150 heyer historical fiction ]
The Foundling Pan M31
READING COPY G- minor wear to spine ends, old price to cover, some age toning to paper, bookworm to lower margin not affecting text $2 A/B Pan 1963 pb [PB#1151 heyer historical fiction ]
Powder and Patch Great Pan 220
G+ wear to spine ends, old price to cover, some age toning to paper, name to half title $5 A/B Pan 1962 pb [PB#1152 heyer historical fiction ]

HOCKING Joseph 
A Flame of Fire Being the history of the adventures of three Englishmen in Spain at the time of the Great Armada. Written by Rupert Hamstead, of Hamstead Manor, situated near Barnet, in the County of Hertford, and now first set before the public
G+ rubbed and soiled decorative cloth, split at head of spine $10 C/C Cassell 1903 assumed first edition, cloth, 343pp + frontis and adverts. [# 1357 historical fiction]
The Squire of Zabuloe first edition
VG some minor age spotting to edges $20 C/C Hodder 1935 first edition cloth, 312pp + adverts. [#1360 historical fiction]
The Jesuit
G+ mottled and soiled cloth boards $10 C/C Cassell undated hard cover, 344pp. [# 1363 historical fiction]

HORNER Lance & Kyle Onstott  Child of the Sun Emperor Antoninus
VG light foxing to closed edges $5 A/B Pan 1968 paperback, 336pp. Historical fiction on the life of the Emperor Antoninus. ISBN 033002048X [PB# 861 historical fiction]

LANGLEY Noel  Cage Me a Peacock Guild Books No 408
VG light rubbing to corners of joints, small pen price to cover $10 A/A Guild Books 1950 first thus paperback, 144pp. Cover art and inside illustrations by author. Satirical story of a peasant girl who leaves her idyllic country life and weaves an incredible tangle of bigamy, destuction and deception round the swaggering, victorious Roman Army. [PB# 723 historical fiction]

LOCKWOOD Sarah  The Man from Mesabi Cardinal C-128
VG- short split to tail of upper joint, remainder striped $5 A/B Pocket Books 1956 first edition, paperback, 312pp. Novel about early Twentieth Century iron magnate, and his women. [PB# 758 historical fiction vintage paperback]

MANTEL Hilary  A Place of Greater Safety
VG+ $10 C/C Penguin 1993 first edition as paperback, 873pp. Historical ficion set during the French Revolution. Winner of Sunday Express Book of the Year Award 1992. ISBN 0140171037 [# 1033 historical fiction]

ORCZY Baroness 
The Triumph of the Scarlet Pimpernel
G+ sunned spine, bumped corners. $10 C/B Hodder 1952 reprint hard cover 320pp. [#497 hstfct]
Eldorado abridged
VG- rubbed joints $8 A/A Knight books 1971 first thus paperback, 189pp. ISBN 0340104244 [PB# 735 historical fiction]

JEAN PLAIDY etc

PRATT Theodore  Seminole Paperback Original
G rubbed wrppers with worn joints $5 A/A Fawcett Gold Medal [90] 1954 first edition paperback, 175pp. UK issue. Seminole warrior gets revenge on slavers in a battle for tropic Florida. [PB# 752 historical fiction vintage paperback]

SABATINI Rafael 
In the Shadow of the Guillotine (omnibus) Scaramouche; The Marquis of Carabas; The Lost King.
Poor hinges opened and loose, ex-library with stamps, starts with title page, final text page detached, light watermarking to edges, reading copy only. $9 C/C Hutchinson 1955 first edition hardcover, 341 + 321 + 415pp. [Item# 59 FCT]
The Carolinian
G+ light edge wear, small inscription to fep, minor edge foxing $10 C/B Hutchinson (1924) third edition cloth, 343pp+ 48 pp adverts. [# 1302 historical fiction]

SPINATELLI Carl J.  The Gallant Rogue reprint of 'The Florentine'
VG name at head of first page, $5 C/B Paperback Library 1971 paperback, 366pp ISBN 044665756095 [PB# 357 hist fct]

SUTCLIFF Rosemary  Knight's Fee illustrated by Charles Keeping
G+ handling soiled cloth, gift inscription to fep $5 C/C OUP 1961 first reprint cloth [#1873 historical fiction]

TREECE Henry   The Great Captains (Arthurian Britain) Crest Book s265
G+ mild wear $7 A/B Fawcett / Crest 1959 first thus 'unexpurgated abridgment' 224pp. Dark Ages Arthurian tale. [PB#1227 historical fiction]

WALSH Maurice 
The Spanish Lady
G inscription to fep DW lacks rear panel and flap, soiled edges. $6 C/C Lothian 1944 (2nd NZ edn) cloth, 402pp.[Item 273 FCT]
Thomasheen James; Man of no work
VG VG foxed edges $10 C/C Chambers 1953 hardcover, 351pp [Item 274 FCT]
And No Quarter
VG G name to fep, DW chipped to bottom third $10 C/C Chambers 1952 hardcover, 317pp [Item 275 FCT]
2015 by Fortuna Books (NZ).