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Radio Telephony for Amateurs, Ballantine, Stuart
1 Radio Telephony for Amateurs
Ballantine, Stuart
Philadelphia David McKay 1923 Second edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Second edition in scarce original dust jacket. Clean ribbed burgundy cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear through - very small bump at base of rear board. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with small previous owner name and date neatly stamped on front free endpaper. No other marks. Thoroughly illustrated with drawings and photographs. 296 pages with index. Scarce dust jacket Has a few tiny shallow chips at top spine edge, a few short closed edge tears, very minimal soiling, small surface scrape to lower spine; front panel illustrated with photo of man sitting in an old radio room speaking into a hand-held microphone. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024802

Price: 35.00 USD
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Everest - Mountain Without Mercy, Coburn, Broughton
2 Everest - Mountain Without Mercy
Coburn, Broughton
National Geographic Society 1997 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Signed
Beautifully clean book and dust jacket, SIGNED by one of the climber's featured in the book. Large book - size approx. 9-1/2" x 12". Very clean, unfaded dark blue cloth boards with white lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers - no previous owner markings. Introduction by Tim Cahill. Signed "Araceli" with a small drawing on page 32 next to Araceli Segarra's photo; again signed "Araceli" with a mountain drawing on page 233 next to her photograph. Beautifully illustrated with spectacular Imax camera images from the motion picture, "Everest." Afterword by David Breashears. 256 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Some additional Everest ephemera laid in. It took 2 years to perfect the specially modified IMAX camera and the team of photographers, filmmakers, scientists, and climbers who would work together to get it to the summit of Mt. Everest. It took two monthsto acclimate to the thin air and prepare for the final assault on the Death Zone--a region so high that without acclimatization, humans die within minutes. It took barely two terrifying days for the mountain to claim eight lives and turn the Everest Film Expedition team led by world-class mountaineer and award-winning filmmaker David Breashears, into eyewitnesses--and lifesavers--caught up in a tragedy that made headlines around the world. Here is a stunning portrait of the most majestic mountain on earth and a riveting firsthand account of the men and women who dare to challenge it. 026246

Price: 50.00 USD
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Days in the Open, Crandall, Lathan A.
3 Days in the Open
Crandall, Lathan A.
Fleming H. Revell 1914 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Louis Rhead, Illustrator 
First Edition decorated American trade binding (decorations by Louis Rhead). Clean green cloth boards with black, gold and green decorated cover (two fishing rods on left and right side of cover with tangled lines beneath the gold title lettering; circular decoration with golden fish leaping out of water). Gold lettering and black pine tree design on spine. Very slight wear to spine corners. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound. Endpapers illustrated with beautiful black and white mountain lake photograph (Lake McDermott). Previous owner name neatly penned at top of half-title page. Lovely illustrations and decorations by Rhead, as well as photographs illustrate this beautifully written and decorated book. Please note that there are a few marginal notations in pencil by a previous owner which I have not erased, because they are interesting and well placed. They would be easily erasable if you wish, but I felt they were intrinsic to the book at this point, place there by someone else who loved it. 026096

Price: 50.00 USD
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Works of George Eliot (Limited Edition - 18 volume set) Middlemarch; Scenes of Clerical Life; Daniel Deronda; Silas Marner, The Lifted Veil, Brother Jacob; Poems; Felix Holt; Romola + Miscellaneous Essays; Adam Bede; Life and Letters, Eliot, George
4 Works of George Eliot (Limited Edition - 18 volume set) Middlemarch; Scenes of Clerical Life; Daniel Deronda; Silas Marner, The Lifted Veil, Brother Jacob; Poems; Felix Holt; Romola + Miscellaneous Essays; Adam Bede; Life and Letters
Eliot, George
London Hawarden Press 1899 Limited Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
Eighteen-volume Limited Edition set of which this is number 157 of 500. Three quarter leather with marbled boards, gold lettering and decoration on leather spines. Bindings are tight and square, no cracking; clean marbled endpapers, beautiful old custom bookplate on paste downs. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt upper page edges. Some very light rubbing to corners and some wear to bottom board edges. Frontispiece illustration in each book with printed tissue guard, plus lovely illustrations throughout. Middlemarch (3 volumes); Scenes of Clerical Life (2 volumes); Daniel Deronda (3 volumes); Silas Marner, The Lifted Veil, Brother Jacob (1 volume); Poems (1 volume); Felix Holt, The Radical (2 volumes); Romola + Romola and Miscellaneous Essays (2 volumes); Adam Bede (2 volumes); Life and Letters (2 volumes). 025313

Price: 450.00 USD
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The Forsyte Saga; A Modern Comedy; Caravan - The Assembled Tales; Three Novels of Society; Three Novels of Love; Plays., Galsworthy, John
5 The Forsyte Saga; A Modern Comedy; Caravan - The Assembled Tales; Three Novels of Society; Three Novels of Love; Plays.
Galsworthy, John
New York Charles Scribner 1929 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Gorgeous full leather set of six volumes (SIGNED by author) in matching original leather-covered library case. Limited Edition - This is Number 256 of 500 copies. Each volume is in its original leather dust jacket which has a gold silk lining. Each book is bound in green leather with gold lettering on cover and spine. No wear to books or jackets, except some faint fading to dust jacket edges. Each book has a unique frontispiece illustration, one of which is a photo of Galsworthy with his two dogs. Volumes include: 1) The Forsyte Saga; 2) A Modern Comedy; 3) Caravan - The Assembled Tales; 4) Three Novels of Society; 5) Three Novels of Love; 6) Plays. All bindings are tight and square, pages are clean. No previous owner markings. "When the First Edition was printed on January sixteenth, 1929, the First Five Hundred Copies were reserved for Mr. Galsworthy's signature, of which this is Number 256 of the Compact Edition." A truly scarce and beautiful set that will enhance any collection. 026321

Price: 400.00 USD
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The Old Man and the Sea, Hemingway, Ernest
6 The Old Man and the Sea
Hemingway, Ernest
New York Charles Scribner 1952 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Collectible First Edition, First Printing, in original first state, unclipped dust jacket. Scribner seal and "A" indicating first printing appears on copyright page. Light blue cloth boards with silver lettering on spine, blind-stamped author name on front board. Slightest hint of wear at top spine edge. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (slight yellowing), with clean endpapers. A previous owner name is concisely penned at top left corner of front pastedown, under dust jacket flap. 140 pages. Dust jacket is bright and unclipped (3.00 on front inside flap), approx. 1" chip at top spine edge, a few additional tiny spots of edge wear. Photo of Hemingway by Lee Samuels on rear panel in bluish tint, with some age-toning to edges. Price and all lettering on dust jacket flaps is done in brown; no mention of literary awards (which came after the first edition was issued). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024761

Price: 850.00 USD
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Heroines of Fiction (Two volumes complete), Howells, W. D.
7 Heroines of Fiction (Two volumes complete)
Howells, W. D.
New York / London Harper & Brothers 1901 First Hardcover Near Fine no dust jackets Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing of two beautiful volumes (complete). Decorated American trade bindings. Moss green ribbed cloth boards with gold and red decorative lettering on covers of each book, gold lettering on spine. Slightest surface wear to spine corners, no fraying. Bindings are tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt upper text block page edges. Previous owner name penned lavishly on front free endpaper of each volume - no other marks. With illustations by H. C. Christy, A. I. Keller, and others, including lovely frontispieces with clean tissue guards. Volume 1 - 239 pages; Volume 2 - 274 pages. A lovely two volume set you will be proud to own. Includes heroines from Emile Bronte's works, Hawthorne's, Jane Austen's, Dickens and more. Beautiful illustrations throughout. 026123

Price: 50.00 USD
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The Rambler (in Four Volumes), Johnson, Samuel, L.L.D.
8 The Rambler (in Four Volumes)
Johnson, Samuel, L.L.D.
London P. Dodsley, R. Owen and Other Booksellers 1794 Hardcover Very Good+ 
Lovely old set - complete in four volumes, MDCCXCIV on title page (1794). 3/4 bound in leather (burgundy leather spines and corners, with gold lettering and decoration on spines), boards are marbled paper with some light surface rubbing, light wear to corners and edges. Bindings are tight and square, no cracking. Beautiful marbled endpapers. Pages are clean, including endpapers - previous owner name neatly penned on back side of front free endpaper in each volume. A lovely and collectible18th century set! 025196

Price: 225.00 USD
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A Night to Remember, Lord, Walter
9 A Night to Remember
Lord, Walter
New York Henry Holt 1955 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean midnight blue cloth boards with bright yellow cloth spine, dark blue lettering on spine. No fading, fraying or wear; small wrinkle to cloth at spine. Binding is tight and hinges are sound - no cracking. Illustrated endpapers (deck plan of ship). Small previous owner inscription dated Christmas 1955 neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper. Illustrated with photographs. 209 pages with index. Dust jacket is not price clipped (3.50 on front inside flap), has faint water stain along front inside flap fold edge; very slight edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025963

Price: 100.00 USD
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Red, White, and Drunk All Over: A Wine-Soaked Journey from Grape to Glass, MacLean, Natalie
10 Red, White, and Drunk All Over: A Wine-Soaked Journey from Grape to Glass
MacLean, Natalie
New York Bloomsbury 2006 1582346488 / 9781582346489 Stated First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, first printing (with full number line on copyright page) in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean unfaded black boards with silver lettering on spine. Tiny bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 279 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, unchipped, one very short closed edge tear at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An engaging and informative read on the world of wine -- peppered with humor and fun. 025060

Price: 15.00 USD
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Gone With the Wind, Mitchell, Margaret
11 Gone With the Wind
Mitchell, Margaret
New York Macmillan 1936 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First printing ("Set up and electrotyped. Published May, 1936.") in clean unclipped second state dust jacket. Clean gray cloth boards with blue lettering on cover and spine. Tiny, pinpoint spots of wear at spine corners. Slightest hint of darkening at lower front board edge. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 1037 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), Tiniest bit of wear at spine corners, tips. Gone With the Wind appears in first column of novels on rear panel, signifying second state dust jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A beautiful, collectible quality first edition of this timeless and iconic novel - one of the best copies we've seen. 026249

Price: 4800.00 USD
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The Sign of the Spider, Mitford, Bertram
12 The Sign of the Spider
Mitford, Bertram
London Methuen & Co. 1896 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket James Greig, Illustrator 
First Edition. Clean green cloth boards with black illustration and lettering on cover, stamped gold lettering on spine. A few small dents to board edges; no fraying or wear-through. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers; very small blind-stamped embossment at top edge of front free endpaper. Illustrated by James Greig (four, including frontispiece with tissue guard). 312 pages + 37 pages of publisher's catalog/information at rear of book. A very scarce first edition of a horror tale involviing a man-eating spider, set in colonial Africa. 025532

Price: 250.00 USD
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In Quest of the Perfect Book - Reminiscences and Reflections of a Bookman, Orcutt, William Dana
13 In Quest of the Perfect Book - Reminiscences and Reflections of a Bookman
Orcutt, William Dana
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1926 First Hardcover Fine Good Jacket 
Stated First Trade edition in scarce original unclipped dust jacket. Decorated American trade binding. Clean brown cloth boards with gold decoration and lettering on cover, gold lettering with very small decoration on spine. No fraying, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks; top page edges are gilt. Beautiful color frontispiece illustration with clean printed tissue guard (Queen Mary's Psalter). Thoroughly illustrated. 317 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, has some shallow edge chipping, 4" closed diagonal tear on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Accompany the author throughout his quest of the perfect book, to meet interesting people and become acquainted with the fascinations the book possesses as the product of an art. Unusual personal anecdotes and appealing romance enliven the authoritative presentation of the subject. 026197

Price: 75.00 USD
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Willie Was Different - The Tale of an Ugly Thrushling, Rockwell, Molly and Norman
14 Willie Was Different - The Tale of an Ugly Thrushling
Rockwell, Molly and Norman
New York Funk & Wagnalls 1969 First Hardcover Near Fine Good+ Jacket Norman Rockwell, Illustrator Signed
First Edition hardcover book with unclipped dust jacket, SIGNED by both Molly and Norman Rockwell. Beige cloth boards with gold decoration on cover, gold and red lettering on spine. A few tiny spots of foxing at upper edges; no bumping, fraying or wear. Binding is tight, hinges are strong. Clean green endpapers. No previous owner bookplates or markings. Signed on half-title page by authors: "sincerely, Molly and Norman Rockwell." Beautiful color illustrations throughout by Norman Rockwell. 42 pages. Clean dust jacket has two long tears to rear panel which someone neatly repaired with clear tape; no chips, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026089

Price: 65.00 USD
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The ABC of Flower Growing, Shewell-Cooper, W. E.
15 The ABC of Flower Growing
Shewell-Cooper, W. E.
London English Universities Press Ltd. 1961 Seventh Impression Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Seventh impression in clean original dust jacket. Clean green cloth boards with small black spade and bird decoration on cover, black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Previous owner inscription neatly penned on front free endpaper. Illustrated with drawings, color photographs. 244 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, very light rubbing. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. From the A.B.C. Gardening Series - a wonderful book that covers every aspect of flower growing. The inside of the dust jacket displays a table of Spring and Summer Bedding plants. 025049

Price: 12.00 USD
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How Paris Amuses Itself, Smith, F. Berkeley
16 How Paris Amuses Itself
Smith, F. Berkeley
New York / London Funk & Wagnalls 1903 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
First Edition decorated American trade binding (signed binding - BS monogram on cover - F. Berkeley Smith). Clean blue cloth boards has one small faint spot to cover (smaller than a dime). Decorated in gold, red, and white on cover with black and white lettering (unchipped). Gold lettering and decoration on spine. No fraying or fading; binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Published in May, 1903. Beautiful color frontispiece illustration by "Michael" with clean printed tissue guard. Illustrated title page in one color (red) and black, with red and black lettering. Illustrations by the author and other artists, many in color with printed tissue guards. 334 pages. 026235

Price: 80.00 USD
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The Love Machine, Susann, Jacqueline
17 The Love Machine
Susann, Jacqueline
New York Simon and Schuster 1969 0671202278 / 9780671202279 First Unknown Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing, SIGNED by the author in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Clean dark gray boards with blind-stamped decoration on cover, black cloth spine with red and gold metallic lettering. Very slight fading to board edges. Binding is tight, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with black top-stained upper page edges. "First Printing" on copyright page. Signed by author on front free endpaper: "Best wishes, Jacqueline Susann". 511 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (6.95 on front inside flap), no chips, two tiny closed edge tears; full panel photo portrait of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A story set against the background of the tough, superheated world of show business and big-time television, "gay" parties in Hollywood, sordid deals in which love and sex are coldly bartered. Basis of the movie (1971) starring Dyan Cannon, Robert Ryan, Jackie Cooper and David Hemmings. Jacqueline Susann was an American writer and actress. Her first novel, Valley of the Dolls, is one of the best-selling books in publishing history. With her two subsequent works, The Love Machine and Once Is Not Enough, Susann became the first author to have three consecutive #1 novels on The New York Times Best Seller List. 026247

Price: 100.00 USD
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Quotations from English and American Poets - Based Upon Bohn's Edition, Revised, Corrected and Enlarged, Ward, Anna L. (Editor)
18 Quotations from English and American Poets - Based Upon Bohn's Edition, Revised, Corrected and Enlarged
Ward, Anna L. (Editor)
New York Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. 1883 Luxe Edition Hardcover Near Fine no dust jacket 
Clean beautiful decorated American trade binding, Luxe Edition published by Thomas Y. Crowell. Clean green ribbed cloth boards with gold lettering and decoration, single line border on cover, elaborate gold decoration and lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound. Clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Frontispiece portrait with clean tissue guard. Decorated title page with black decoration, red lettering. Preface by the Editor, followed by Preface by R. H. Stoddard. 761 pages with index. 026119

Price: 50.00 USD
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The Years of the Sky Kings - The Story of the planes of World War I and of the men who flew them, Whitehouse, Arch
19 The Years of the Sky Kings - The Story of the planes of World War I and of the men who flew them
Whitehouse, Arch
London MacDonald 1960 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated first edition in original dust jacket. Light gray cloth boards with red lettering on spine. No fraying or soiling. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper. Old tape shadows on front and rear fixed endpapers. Illustrated with glossy black and white historical photographs. 334 pages with index. Illustrated dust jacket (jacket design by Theobold) is clean and bright, unchipped, slight foxing on front and rear inside flaps, price clip to corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author served as an R.F.C. gunner and pilot in the 1914-18 war and was a long-time writer on aviation and military history. Men whose names were once part of the daily headlines - men like Albert Ball, Baron Von Richthofen and Eddie Rickenbacker--their personalities and their achievements are here vividly recreated. 026214

Price: 25.00 USD
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Aristocrats of the Garden (Two Volumes, Complete), Wilson, Ernest H.
20 Aristocrats of the Garden (Two Volumes, Complete)
Wilson, Ernest H.
Boston, Massachusetts The Stratford Company 1932 Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Beautiful two-volume set (complete) in original clean dust jackets. Very clean green cloth boards with stamped gold lettering on covers and spines. No fading or wear. Bindings are tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Gilt top page edges. Author was former keeper of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. Illustrated with photographs by the author. Volume I - 312 pages with index; Volume II - 288 pages with index. Both books have clean unchipped dust jackets (not price clipped) with short closed edge tears; enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar covers. Information on the origin and history, names and idiosyncrasies, propagation and development of those plants which are the most beautiful and useful in gardens - the Aristocrats. Also valuable information regarding trees, shrubs and vines through many years of practical experience, by long test and unending patience of the author. 026227

Price: 75.00 USD
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