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Balloon Top: A Novel of Growing Up in Japan, Albery, Nobuko
1 Balloon Top: A Novel of Growing Up in Japan
Albery, Nobuko
New York Pantheon 1978 0-394-50146-2 / 9780394501468 Stated First American Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean white cloth boards with purple lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 255 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight wear at top and bottom spine edge, slight vertical crease to front panel, no chips. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The story of a young girl growing up under the American occupation of Japan but coming of age during the tumultuous postwar sixties. 8vo. Japan. 015551

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Days of Honey: The Tunisian Boyhood of Rafael Uzan, Awret, Irene
2 Days of Honey: The Tunisian Boyhood of Rafael Uzan
Awret, Irene
New York Schocken Books 1984 0-8052-3923-5 / 9780805239232 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with full number line on copyright page. Clean unfaded maroon cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 245 pgs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, with very slight fading to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A memoir capturing the personalities and traditions of Jewish-Tunisian culture. 6-1/2" x 9-1/4". Biography. 017034

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3 Christian Missions and a New World Culture
Baker, Archibald G.
Willett, Clark & Co. 1934 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
322 pgs. VG+ Very clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. BInding tight & square. Pages & edges clean. P/O bookplate inside front cover. Very small white paper label near base of spine.Christian. 003137

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Mama's Way, Bjorn, Thyra Ferre
4 Mama's Way
Bjorn, Thyra Ferre
New York Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1962 First Edition, Fourth Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Very clean brown cloth boards with golden brown cloth spine, red lettering on spine. No fraying or wear, very slight bump to one corner. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on front free endpaper. No other marks. 214 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, slight wear at corner tips and spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Nice clean book & dustjacket, signed by author -- gift quality. 8vo. Scandinavia. 011589

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The Water Brought Us: The Story of the Gullah-Speaking People, Branch, Muriel Miller
5 The Water Brought Us: The Story of the Gullah-Speaking People
Branch, Muriel Miller
New York, New York, U.S.A. Cobblehill / Dutton 1995 0-525-65185-3 / 9780525651857 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with full number line on copyright page. Clean dark blue boards with bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Neatly stamped previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper; no other marks. 106 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A portrait of the Gullah people who forged out of the oppressive circumstances of slavery a unique African-American culture. 7-1/2" x 9-1/2". Black History. 016653

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Japan, Bristol, Horace
6 Japan
Bristol, Horace
Japan East-West (Toppan Press) 1953 Third edition Very Good+ 
Unusual binding -- three blue silk cloth covered boards stamped with gold decoration with two small bone closures fold open to reveal lovely decorated endpapers and fourteen individually bound booklets (paper bound, matching the endpapers). Booklets contain text and large beautiful black and white photographs, each on a different subject pertaining tothe culture of Japan. Included are: Hot Springs, Pearls, Architecture, Geisha, Hatsushima, Rice, Crafts, Tokyo, Silk, Lacquer, Children, Pottery, Religion, and Tokaido. All booklets clean, tight and in excellent condition; no chipping or tears, no writing or marks; hint of age-toning at cover edges. Cloth board covering is unworn, but has fading to spine and edges. 022459

Price: 40.00 USD
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Maps & Dreams, Brody, Hugh
7 Maps & Dreams
Brody, Hugh
New York Pantheon 1982 0-394-52104-8 / 9780394521046 Stated First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean beige boards with brown cloth spine, dark brown lettering on cover, gold lettering on spine. Very little wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. No names, writing or bookplates. Small remainder mark to top page edges. 297 pgs. with index. Illustrated with maps. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, no chips, very light edgewear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Eighteen-month journey into the Canadian sub-arctic, exploring the culture of the native people as well as the geography. 8 vo.. Adventure. 007860

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Black Ship to Hell, Brophy, Brigid
8 Black Ship to Hell
Brophy, Brigid
New York Harcourt Brace & World 1962 Stated First American Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
"First American Edition" stated on copyright page. Clean unfaded blue-black cloth boards with unchipped gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 492 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with slightest hint of edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A book which analyzes the origins, history, and manifestations of the destructive impulse that exists in human beings. 018509

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Maine Magic, Caldwell, Bill
9 Maine Magic
Caldwell, Bill
Portland, Maine Guy Gannett 1978 0-930096-03-7 / 9780930096038 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean blue cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying; hint of lightest surface wear to cloth at base spine corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Endpapers illustrated with maps (previous owner name at top of front free endpaper). 334 pgs. illustrated with drawings and photographs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with very short closed edge tear at base of front flap fold. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. In about 80 varied, vivid stories, MAINE MAGIC takes you on enchanting trips to remote, offshore islands, to country fairs, to surprising places in Maine which few writers see so intimately and report so magically as Bill Caldwell. 8vo. Maine. 015411

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East Meets West, South of the Border, Canfield, D. Lincoln
10 East Meets West, South of the Border
Canfield, D. Lincoln
Carbondale and Edwardsville Southern Illinois University Press 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition, SIGNED by author. Clean green cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Hint of slight fading at extreme upper edge of front board. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed in Spanish and signed, dated on front free endpaper by author. Previous owner name and date below. 137 pgs. Dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, with small spot on front panel near fold edge (smaller than a dime); one 1/16" closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Latin America. 016230

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Mexican Vignettes, Collins, Clarissa W.
11 Mexican Vignettes
Collins, Clarissa W.
New York Snellgrove Publications 1938 First Edition, First Printing Near Fine Fair Jacket Signed
First Edition, SIGNED by author, in scarce dust jacket. Clean unusual red cloth boards with open "window" in upper portion of front board, with view of landscape drawing on decorated front free endpaper. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Signed by author on lower front free endpaper: "To Irma Shark - Sincerely Yours, Clarissa W. Collins." 96 pages, with beautiful and unusual illustrations in color by the author. Dust jacket is clean with exception of some browning clear tape on upper edges; piece missing on right edge; 1" chip at base of spine, some closed tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025650

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The Seven Caves - Archaeological Explorations in the Middle East, Coon, Carleton S.
12 The Seven Caves - Archaeological Explorations in the Middle East
Coon, Carleton S.
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1956 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in clean original jacket. Clean purple cloth boards with silver decoration on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no previous owner markings. Illustrated with 45 photographs, 39 line drawings, and three maps. 338 pages + index. Clean dustjacket is price clipped, no chips or tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of the hunt for seven caves scattered across the globe from Tangier to Afghanistan. The book contains sensational hypotheses and tentative conclusions about the origins of European culture. 021266

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Microserfs, Coupland, Douglas
13 Microserfs
Coupland, Douglas
New York ReganBooks (Harper) 1996 0060987049 / 9780060987046 First edition thus Paperback Very Good+ 
Clean trade paperback. No fading, chipping or creasing. 371 pages. A hilarious, fanatically detailed, and oddly moving book about a handful of misfit Microsoft employees who realize that they don't have lives and subsequently become determined to get lives inside the lightning-paced world of high-tech 1990s American geek culture. 023716

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Hardy Chrysanthemums, Cumming, Alex, Jr.
14 Hardy Chrysanthemums
Cumming, Alex, Jr.
New York/London Whittlesey House 1939 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Jacket 
Clean green cloth boards with black lettering and decoration on cover, black lettering on spine. No bumping, very slight wear at base of spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with photographs and drawings, color frontis photograph. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has chips at top and bottom of spine and corner tips, closed tear at front spine fold. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Covers the entire field of outdoor chrysanthemum culture, with special attention to the Korean Hybrid group. 8vo. Gardening. 010195

Price: 20.00 USD
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All Japan: The Catalogue of Everything Japanese, Dalby, Liza
15 All Japan: The Catalogue of Everything Japanese
Dalby, Liza
New York William Morrow & Co 1984 0688025307 / 9780688025304 First Thus Paperback 
First Quill Edition, first printing with full number line. Very clean large paperback book (10" x 10"). Cover is clean and bright, no chipping, creasing or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. Liberally illustrated with photographs and drawings in full color and black and white. 224 pages with index. Written by eight of the world's foremost experts, here is the ultimate guide to everything Japanese, including lifestyle, culture, or its tangible objects. Ranging from topics as diverse as ritual to collectibles, here are the objects of ceramics, theater, design, massage, sushi, transprotation, festivals, sumo wrestling, and even insect collecting. 024771

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16 The Timeless Land
Dark, Eleanor
New York MacMillan 1941 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean red cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Maps on endpapers. Previous owner name and date neatly penned on rear of free front endpaper. 499 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket has very slight edge wear, a few small closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Historical novel about the first five years of English settlement in Australia, and of the native people whose life and culture and natural gaiety were so cruelly destroyed in that short time. 8 vo.. Fiction. 011048

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The Case for Books: Past, Present, and Future, Darnton, Robert
17 The Case for Books: Past, Present, and Future
Darnton, Robert
New York Publicaffairs 2009 1586488260 / 9781586488260 Second printing Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, Second Printing, in clean unclipped jacket. Clean ivory boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 218 pp. with index. Clean jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An in-depth examination of the book from its earliest beginnings to its shifting role today in popular culture, commerce, and academics. A book which requires readers to carefully consider how the digital revolution will broadly affect the marketplace of ideas. 019789

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From a Chinese City, De Poncins, Gontran
18 From a Chinese City
De Poncins, Gontran
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1957 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Jacket 
Clean unfaded black cloth boards with gold Chinese symbols on cover, gold lettering on spine. Hint of slight surface wear to corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 256 pgs. illustrated with drawings. Stated First Edition. Clean dustjacket is corner price clipped on front inside flap, has shallow edge chips and closed edge tear at rear panel near spine. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. By the author of "Kabloona," this is the story of life in Cholon, a center of ancient Chinese culture, before the Communist uprising, and a vivid last look at a vanishing way of life. 8vo. China. 015387

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The Image of The Chinese Family in Pearl Buck's Novels - A Dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy to the Faculty of the Department of English - St. John's University, New York, Doan-Cao-Ly, Ph.D.
19 The Image of The Chinese Family in Pearl Buck's Novels - A Dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy to the Faculty of the Department of English - St. John's University, New York
Doan-Cao-Ly, Ph.D.
Saigon Duc-Sinh 1964 First Edition, First Printing Paperback Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Softbound in rigid paper wrappers, with black and red lettering on cover, black lettering on spine. No creasing or chipping. Hint of very light soiling. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 151 pages with Bibliography. 021812

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Apolcalypse Postponed, Eco, Umberto
20 Apolcalypse Postponed
Eco, Umberto
Bloomington and Indianapolis Indiana University Press and The British Film Institute 1994 0-253-31851-3 / 9780253318510 First edition Hardcover Fine fine Jacket 
Clean unfaded maroon cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 227 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A collection of Umberto Eco's essays on mass culture from the 1960s through the 1980s, including major pieces which have not been translated into English before. Organized in four main parts, Eco looks at a variety of topics and cultural productions, including the world of Charlie Brown, distinctions between highbrow and lowbrow, the future of literacy, Chinese comic strips, whether countercultures exist, Fellini's "Ginger and Fred," and the Italian genius industry. 017522

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