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121 The Country of the Blind
Counts, George S. & Nucia Lodge
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1949 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean brown cloth boards with darker brown lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. No names, writing or bookplates. Pages are clean and bright. Clean dustjacket has not been price clipped, has very minor edgewear, tiny chips at top spine corners (smaller than a pea). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 005686

Price: 15.00 USD
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Middle East Diary, Coward, Noel
122 Middle East Diary
Coward, Noel
Garden City, NY Doubleday, Doran & Co. 1944 Stated First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean original unclipped dust jacket. Clean green cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 155 pages. Dust jacket is clean, not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap), a few tiny edge nicks. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025318

Price: 42.00 USD
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A Mockingbird Sang at Chickamauga - A Tale of Embattled Chattanooga, Crabb, Alfred Leland
123 A Mockingbird Sang at Chickamauga - A Tale of Embattled Chattanooga
Crabb, Alfred Leland
Indianapolis Bobbs Merrill 1949 Stated First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Bedford Forrest Edition, Limited and Signed by author Alfred Crabb. In clean original unclipped dust jacket. Clean bright red cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean map-illustrated endpapers. Previous owner inscription neatly penned on back of front free endpaper. Signed "Alfred L. Crabb" in blue ink on the limited edition page. 297 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, has a few tiny chips at top and bottom spine edges, hint of very slight edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An historical novel of espionage and intrigue, of battle and heroic struggle, set in Tennessee during the American Civil War. 024028

Price: 45.00 USD
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124 Your Life in the Atom World
Craige, Captain John Houston
Stamford, CT Stamford House (A Pony Book) 1946 1st Thus Paperback Very Good 
160 pgs. VG Clean paperback (a little light rubbing to cover). Light wear at spine bottom & edges. Illustrated with photographs and diagrams. Pages are clean, but there is some underlining of text.Atomic Age. 003769

Price: 10.00 USD
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The Legacy of Ladysmith, Crane, John Kenny
125 The Legacy of Ladysmith
Crane, John Kenny
Linden Press/Simon & Schuster 1986 0-671-60586-0 / 9780671605865 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Near FIne Near Fine Jacket Signed
Blue gray boards with charcoal gray cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. INSCRIBED, dated and SIGNED by author on half-title. 398 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, has not been price clipped, and is enclosed in new archival quality mylar cove. "The Legacy of Ladysmith" is at once a historical tragedy and a contemporary thriller. It vaults from the brutal battlefields of the Boer War to the unquiet halls of Castle Menzies in present-day Scotland." 8vo. Historical Fiction. 009430

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To Heaven On Horseback - The Romantic Story of Narcissa Whitman, Cranston, Paul
126 To Heaven On Horseback - The Romantic Story of Narcissa Whitman
Cranston, Paul
New York Julian Messner, Inc. 1952 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
CLean brown boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping, fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers (very small return address label at top corner of front free endpaper). 255 pages. A biographical novel on the life of Narcissa Whitman, wife of Marcus Whitman, Early American pioneer and missionary. 025255

Price: 10.00 USD
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The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World, Creasy, Sir Edward S.
127 The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World
Creasy, Sir Edward S.
New York Limited Editions Club 1969 First Thus Hardcover Near Fine Joseph Domjan, Illustrator Signed
Limited Editions Club, signed by illustrator Joseph Domjan. with Introduction by Hanson W. Baldwin. Very clean decorated cloth binding with black title box, gold lettering on spine, in original slipcase. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean, with clean decorated endpapers. Signed, was "office copy" of the publisher. Illustrations in black and white and full color. 211 pages. Very Good+ black slipcase with unchipped label on spine; no cracking, tiny chip to paper covering at top left edge. 022784

Price: 60.00 USD
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Dom Pedro of Brazil, Criss, Mildred
128 Dom Pedro of Brazil
Criss, Mildred
New York Dodd Mead 1945 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket Victor J. Dowling, Illustrator 
Very clean green cloth boards with gold crown on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers (decorated with maps). No names, writing or marks. 308 pgs. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few short closed edge tears, very tiny chip at top of spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. This book, written for high school age readers and up, is a well researched dramatic biography of Dom Pedro II, Emperor of Brazil. 013166

Price: 30.00 USD
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The Fool of Venus: The Story of Peire Vidal, Cronyn, George
129 The Fool of Venus: The Story of Peire Vidal
Cronyn, George
New York Covici Friede 1934 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
First Edition, with 1934 in Roman numerals on title page, 1934 on copyright page. Beige cloth boards with brown decorative coat of arms on cover, brown and black lettering on spine. Very faint water mark to lower spine extending slightly onto front and rear lower edges; no bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean, with clean red top-stained upper page edges, slight water mark to bottom page edges near spine . Clean endpapers illustrated with maps. No names, writing or bookplates. 438 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has shallow chipping at top spine edge (max. 1/2"), extending slightly to top front panel edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The story of Peire Vidal, Knight of Song and greatest of the troubadours of Provence, as well as the story of the times in which he lived--the roaring, turbulent years of the Crusades. 8vo. Historical Fiction. 016449

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130 The Romance and Rise of the American Tropics
Crowther, Samuel
Garden City Doubleday Doran & Co. 1929 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean, bright orange cloth boards with small illustration on cover (palm trees), black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Decorated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 390 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, no chips, tiny bit of of wear at one corner with 1/4" closed tear at flap fold. Original orange banner (detachable) around dustjacket with quote about the book and printed signature of Calvin Coolidge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 007438

Price: 25.00 USD
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From Bull Run to Chancellorsville, Curtis, Newton Martin
131 From Bull Run to Chancellorsville
Curtis, Newton Martin
New York Putnam 1906 First Edition, Second Printing Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Jacket 
Clean black ribbed cloth boards with red cross decoration on cover, stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. No fading or fraying. Binding is tight & square, and hinges are sound, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with gilt top page edges. Clean endpapers, with small previous owner name and date (1906) at top edge of front fixed endpaper. Photographic portrait of author on frontispiece with printed "signed" tissue guard; three additional portraits with tissue guards. 384 pages with index. "Published August, 1906" and "Reprinted, August, 1906" on copyright page. 1906 on title page. 023706

Price: 30.00 USD
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Letters Home, Curtiss, Mina (Editor)
132 Letters Home
Curtiss, Mina (Editor)
Boston Little Brown 1944 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Very clean gold cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean with clean endpapers; neatly penned previous owner name on front free endpaper. 314 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped ($2.75 on front inside flap), unchipped, with very slight wear and a few very tiny closed tears at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Letters home from enlisted men--from privates, corporals, sergeants, seamen and petty officers from places such as New Guinea and Tunis, Melbourne and Northern Ireland, Naples, Chile, Manila, South Africa. What the world looks like to America and what America looks like from the other side of the world in eras of war. 015616

Price: 65.00 USD
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Scattered Like Seeds: A Novel, Dallal, Shaw J
133 Scattered Like Seeds: A Novel
Dallal, Shaw J
Syracuse, NY Syracuse University Press 1998 0815605536 / 9780815605539 First Edition, Second Printing Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, second printing in as new condition. Clean rust brown cloth 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. 335 pp. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An historical novel which places a human face on the decades-long conflict between Jews and Palestinians. 019555

Price: 12.00 USD
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134 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

Price: 15.00 USD
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Lost Rights - The Misadventures of a Stolen American Relic, David, Howard
135 Lost Rights - The Misadventures of a Stolen American Relic
David, Howard
New York Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009 0618826076 / 9780618826070 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing. Clean mustard yellow boards with deep orange spine, 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. 344 pages. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (26.00 on front inside flap). True Crime - The epic story of a stolen American Document, one of the fourteen original copies of the Bill of Rights. Lost Rights follows that document's passage over the course of 138 years , from the Indiana businessman who purcheses the looted parchment for five dollars, to a folk art expert who stows the iconic document under his bed, to a little-known historian who divines the parchment's most important secret from a feded, barely legible notation. The journey ends with a dramatic FBI sting after the document was put up for sale for five million dollars. 022037

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Horizon Concise History of France, Davidson, Marshall B.
136 The Horizon Concise History of France
Davidson, Marshall B.
New York American Heritage Publishing Co. 1971 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean dark blue cloth boards with small blind-stamped decoration on cover, blue lettering on spine. No bumping, no wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Page and edges are clean and bright. Clean maroon endpapers; no names,writing or marks. 219 pages with chronology + index. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, with one very short closed edge tear at top rear panel edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. An excellent and easily grasped, highly readable introduction to the history of France. 8vo. France. 016635

Price: 15.00 USD
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Hydrography of the American Isthmus, Davis, Arthur Powell
137 Hydrography of the American Isthmus
Davis, Arthur Powell
Washington DC U.S. Government Printing Office 1903 Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Clean dark green pebbled cloth boards with blind-stamped decoration on cover, gold lettering on spine. No fraying or fading. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Clean endpapers, all text pages clean (small number written and stamped near base of title page). Illustrated with many photographs, graphs, maps (one fold-out and one double-page map "Rainfall Map of Nicaragua Canal Region). Small Publisher's "Note" tipped in (errata slip). Bottom page edges stamped "Property of United States Government". Book size: 8" x 11-1/2". A study of the Hydrography of Central America leading up to the construction of the Panama Canal. 022584

Price: 50.00 USD
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Handbook of Northern France, Davis, William Morris
138 Handbook of Northern France
Davis, William Morris
Cambridge Harvard University Press 1918 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Scarce copy in dustjacket. Clean unfaded yellow-beige cloth boards with crisp black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 174 pgs. Illustrated with detailed maps. Scarce dustjacket has a few tiny edge chips, very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A handbook for army officers on foreign service in France with detailed geographical maps of the region northeast of the Seine and a brief account of the adjacent portions of Belgium and western Germany. 12mo. France. 016901

Price: 25.00 USD
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Elizabeth is Missing, De La Torre, Lillian
139 Elizabeth is Missing
De La Torre, Lillian
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1945 Stated First edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean beige cloth boards with gold and red decoration on cover, red title box with gold lettering and decoration on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 266 pgs. + index. Clean unfaded dustjacket with photo of author on front inside flap; small neat cross-out to price at top corner of front flap; very shallow tiny chips at top and bottom spine edge, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. True Crime mystery, the intriguing story of the four-weeks disappearance of Elizabeth Canning in the fifteenth century London; she now lies buried near Hartford, Connecticut. 017606

Price: 35.00 USD
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The White Rose of Stuart: The Story of Flora Macdonald, The Heroine of the '45, de la Torre, Lillian
140 The White Rose of Stuart: The Story of Flora Macdonald, The Heroine of the '45
de la Torre, Lillian
New York Thomas Nelson & Sons 1954 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Douglas Gorsline, Illustrator 
Very clean red cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No fraying or wear, tiny bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers, no names, writing or marks. 214 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, with hint of wear at corners, no tears. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A romantic and thrilling true story of a heroine of Scotland. 8vo. Historical Fiction. 012913

Price: 20.00 USD
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