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Marcus: A Novel of the Youngest Apostle, Chinn, Laurene
101 Marcus: A Novel of the Youngest Apostle
Chinn, Laurene
New York William Morrow 1965 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean beige boards with orange cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. Tiny puncture to cloth near base of spine. No bumping, fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 370 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has very slight wear at top and bottom of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Religion. 013086

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The Beast and the Monk: A Life of Charles Kingsley, Chitty, Susan
102 The Beast and the Monk: A Life of Charles Kingsley
Chitty, Susan
New York Mason Charter 1975 0-88405-121-8 / 9780884051213 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean red cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean lavender endpapers with family tree. No names, writing or bookplates. 317 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, no chips, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A cleric who rose to become chaplain to Queen Victoria and tutor to the Prince of Wales, Charles Kingsley was a contentious theologian who inspired the phrase "muscular Christianity" and so nettled Cardinal Newman that the "Apologia" was written to silence him. He was also an amateur scientist, a historian and a poet. 8vo. Biography. 012878

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103 Napoleon on Elba
Christophe, Robert
London MacDonald 1964 First U.K. Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean red cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine (unchipped). Hint of wear at base of spine, no corner bumping. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 206 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, one small closed tear (under 1/2"), mere hint of fading to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Biography. 008156

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A Churchill Canvas: A Candid Autobiography, Churchill, John Spencer
104 A Churchill Canvas: A Candid Autobiography
Churchill, John Spencer
Boston/Toronto Little Brown 1961 Stated First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean beige cloth boards with clean blue cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumpin or wear. Hint of slightest fading at base spine extreme edge. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 308 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with slight edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Nephew of Sir Winston Churchill writes candidly about his life and his distinguished family. 015490

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105 Winston S. Churchill: Companion Volumes I & II
Churchill, Randolph S.
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1969 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good++ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Two volumes (I & II) of a 3-volume set. Very clean brown cloth boards with beige cloth spines, brown title box with gold and black lettering on spines. No bumping or wear. Bindings are tight & crisp. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Previous owner name & date neatly penned on front free endpaper of each book. Companion Volume I (1874-1896) 678 pgs.; Companion Volume II (1901-1907) 675 pgs. Nice clean, tight books. 8vo. Biography. 009561

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106 Kafka
Citati, Pietro
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1990 0-394-56840-0 / 9780394568409 STATED FIRST AMERICAN EDITION Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean red boards with red cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 320 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket has very slight age toning, is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Pietro Citati, author of highly acclaimed biographies of Goethe and Tolstoy, now brings the full power of his intellect and perception to a major new psychobiography of one of the most brilliant--yet personally elusive--writers of the twentieth century: Frankz Kafka. 8vo. Biography. 015906

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The Black Room At Longwood: Napoleon's Exile On Saint Helena, Clancy, Patricia Marie Kauffmann Jean-Paul;
107 The Black Room At Longwood: Napoleon's Exile On Saint Helena
Clancy, Patricia Marie Kauffmann Jean-Paul;
New York Four Walls Eight Windows 1999 1568581289 / 9781568581286 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing with full number line on copyright page in clean unchipped jacket. Clean mustard yellow paper covered boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with remainder mark at bottom page edges near spine. 297 pp. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 020042

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We Work with Horses, Clay, Patrice
108 We Work with Horses
Clay, Patrice
New York G. P. Putnam's 1980 0-399-20735-X / 9780399207358 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean beige boards with brown cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages are clean and bright (small remainder mark on top page edges). Small previous owner name on front free endpaper (classic bookplate enclosed in case you wish to cover). 159 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Information on careers as trainer; groom; jockey; hotwalker; instructor; blacksmith; veterinarian; show rider; breeder. Clean bright dustjacket is price clipped, unchipped and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Horses. 007705

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Young Sam Johnson, Clifford, James L.
109 Young Sam Johnson
Clifford, James L.
New York McGraw-Hill 1955 First edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean beige cloth boards with red title box, gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean map-illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 377 pgs. with index. Illustrated with black & white plates. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few tiny edge nicks. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Full-length biography, concentrating on the first part of Johnson's remarkable life, showing what fashioned the amazing personalit y and character of the mature Johnson, how he grew into the colorful figure Boswell so marelously described. 018380

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I Always Liked It Here: Reminiscences of a Rochesterian, Clune, Henry W
110 I Always Liked It Here: Reminiscences of a Rochesterian
Clune, Henry W
Rochester, NY Friends Of The University Of Rochester Libraries 1983 0961082402 / 9780961082406 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition in dust jacket, SIGNED by the author. Light gray cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. One very small spot on cover (size of grain of rice). No fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and signed by author on front free endpaper: "For Art and Maureen with best wishes, Henry W. Clune - Jun 1973." A small additional gift inscription in upper left corner of front pastedown. Illustrated with photographs. 377 pages. Clean dust jacket has shallow chipping at top spine edge, a little wear at corners and base of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023779

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Main Street Beat, Clune, Henry W.
111 Main Street Beat
Clune, Henry W.
New York W. W. Norton 1947 Stated First Edition Hardcover Good Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original dust jacket. Gray cloth boards with red lettering on spine. Light soiling. No fraying. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Small previous owner name in top corner of front free endpaper. Pages and edges are clean. 269 pages. Dust jacket with price intact (2.75 on front inside flap), has very shallow chipping at top spine edge (1/8"), minor stain to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025555

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Main Street Beat, Clune, Henry W.
112 Main Street Beat
Clune, Henry W.
New York W. W. Norton 1947 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Stated FIRST EDITION in original unclipped jacket, SIGNED by the author. Unfaded clean gray cloth boards with red lettering on spine. Two tiny pin-head size holes to front spine gutter; no other wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Signed "Henry W. Clune" on front free endpaper. 269 pages. Dust jacket is clean, not price clipped (2.75 on front inside flap), has shallow chipping along top edge (1/4" depth max.), a few very short closed edge tears. Author photo and bio on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024936

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Bruce Springsteen's America: The People Listening, A Poet Singing, Coles, Robert
113 Bruce Springsteen's America: The People Listening, A Poet Singing
Coles, Robert
New York Random House 2003 0375505598 / 9780375505591 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine fine Jacket 
First Printing, with full number line on copyright page, in clean unclipped original jacket. Clean black boards with clean white spine, metallic lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 244 pp. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Written by Pulitzer-Prize winning author Robert Coles, this book explores Springsteen's words as contemporary American poetry, and the impact Springsteen's work has had both on the lives of his audience and on this country's literary tradition. 019048

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A House Called Memory, Collier, Richard
114 A House Called Memory
Collier, Richard
New York E. P. Dutton 1961 First Edition Hardcover Very Good very good Jacket 
"First published in the U.S.A. 1961" on copyright page. Clean light blue cloth boards with black lettering on spine. Tiny tear at top spine edge (1/4" ). Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 190 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has 1/3" chipping at base of spine, small chips at top spine edge, corner wear. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Memoir of a boyhood in England by the author of "The City That Would Not Die." 018413

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115 A House Called Memory: A Distinctive Memoir of a Boyhood in New England
Collier, Richard
New York E. P. Dutton 1961 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean blue-gray cloth boards with black lettering on spine. One tiny spot of wear at bottom edge of front board. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean. No names or bookplates. 190 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight edgewear, small closed tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Biography. 008737

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The Grand Peregrination, Collis, Maurice
116 The Grand Peregrination
Collis, Maurice
London Faber and Faber 1949 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean red cloth boards with black title box and illustration, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean, with some light foxing to endpapers. Yellow top stained page edges. 313 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket is price clipped (slightest edge of price showing), has several short closed edge tears, tiny chips and wear at top of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. This book is the first biography in any language of Fernao Mendes Pinto, the most extraordinary of all Portuguese adventurers. He travelled all over Asia in the middle of the sixteenth century, and had returned home before Drake, Raleigh, and the rest of the great Elizabethans were out of their cradles; and his travels were far more extensive than theirs. 013613

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117 Mr. Lincoln's Wife
Colver, Anne
Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1972 Third Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with white and black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square. Pages and edges are bright and clean. No names or bookplates inside. 363 pgs. Clean dustjacket has not been price clipped, has no chips, just a hint of edgewear at top and bottom of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Biography. 004759

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A Bride Goes North, Comfort, Marie A.
118 A Bride Goes North
Comfort, Marie A.
New York Carlton Press 1970 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition, signed by author, in original unclipped jacket. Clean toast brown cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and signed on front free endpaper by author: "To my good friend - Marie A. Comfort." Illustrations by Ruth Nincehelser. 154 pages. Clean jacket is not price clipped (3.50 on front inside flap), very small shallow chips at upper spine edge, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of Margaret and Merritt Comfort who set off on a cold November day in 1895 on their way as home missionaries to the pioneer families in the Parry Sound district of Northern Canada, as told by their daughter. 022401

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119 Six Men: Charles Chaplin; H.L. Mencken; Humphrey Bogart; Adlai Stevenson; Bertrand Russell; Edward VIII
Cooke, Alistair
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1977 0-394-48434-7 / 9780394484341 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean unfaded blue-black cloth boards with clean light beige cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Small previous owner name and date at top corner of front free endpaper; no other marks. 205 pgs. Illustrated with photographs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Alistair Cooke examines six legendary figures -- three of them English, three of them American.Biography. 016798

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Holes in Time, Costantino, Frank (as told to John Caldwell)
120 Holes in Time
Costantino, Frank (as told to John Caldwell)
Atlanta, Georgia Cross Roads Books 1979 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good + Jacket Signed
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, SIGNED by author, in clean unclipped original jacket. Clean purple boards with gold lettering on spine. A few spots of light surface wear at base of spine, no fraying, no fading. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no previous owner names, writing or marks. Inscribed and signed by author on front free endpaper: "Charles - Thank you for your prayer & support - Your Brother in Christ - Frank Costantino." 184 pp. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with one 1/3: closed edge tear, very slight edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Autobiography of a gangster who found a new life in Christ. 020666

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