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The Grand Peregrination, Collis, Maurice
121 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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122 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.
123 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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124 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)
125 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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Greenhorns in Blue Pastures, Cox, Harold R. W.
126 Greenhorns in Blue Pastures
Cox, Harold R. W.
New York Smith & Durrell 1945 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket Lucina Smith Wakefield, Ilustrator 
Clean blue cloth boards with light blue lettering on cover and spine. Hint of surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated by Lucina Smith Wakefield. 162 pgs. A memoir of life on Coster Island (between Vancouver Island and the west coast of Canada). 8vo. Memoir. 012340

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My Life as A Small Boy, Cox, Wally
127 My Life as A Small Boy
Cox, Wally
New York Simon & Schuster 1961 Stated First Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Illustrated By Author 
Clean yellow cloth boards with illustration on cover, black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean blue endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 128 pgs. Illustrated with charming line drawings by Wally Cox himself. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with several closed edge tears. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Biography. 015755

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128 Benjamin Franklin and A Rising People
Crane, Verner W.
Boston Little Brown 1954 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean dark blue cloth boards with gold stamped lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Small previous owner name on front free endpaper. 219 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, has one small closed edge tear (under 1"), hint of light sunning to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. American History. 007807

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To Heaven On Horseback - The Romantic Story of Narcissa Whitman, Cranston, Paul
129 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

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130 End of the Rainbow
Crenshaw, Mary Ann
New York MacMillan 1981 0-02-528810-5 / 9780025288102 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean red boards with ivory cloth spine, metallic lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. Dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, clean with very slight age-toning. Enclosed in new mylar cover. 8 vo.. Drug Abuse. 011030

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Picasso and His Women, Crespelle, Jean-Paul
131 Picasso and His Women
Crespelle, Jean-Paul
New York Coward McCann 1969 Stated First American Edition Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First American Edition in clean original unclipped dust jacket. Clean unfaded black cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean blue endpapers; no names,writing or marks. Translated from the French by Robert Baldick. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 223 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, has a couple of tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024897

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Dom Pedro of Brazil, Criss, Mildred
132 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

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133 A Reporter's Life
Cronkite, Walter
New York Knopf 1996 0-394-57879-1 / 9780394578798 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Clean black boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean. No names or bookplates inside. Clean bright dustjacket has no chipping or tears, is enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Biography. 004167

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Son of the Forests, Curwood, James Oliver
134 Son of the Forests
Curwood, James Oliver
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1930 Reprint Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap edition in original dust jacket. Blue cloth boards with green lettering and pine tree decoration on cover, green lettering on spine. Very light surface wear to corners, tiny bit of wear-through to top front board edge. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with very neatly penned previous owner name printed on front free endpaper. Dust jacket has light soiling and edge chipping with a few closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An autobiography by James Oliver Curwood as completed by Dorothea A. Bryant after his death. 025091

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Fantastic Tales, Strange Animals, Riddles, Jests, and Prophecies of Leonardo Da Vinci, da Vinci, Leonardo (Emery Kelen, editor)
135 Fantastic Tales, Strange Animals, Riddles, Jests, and Prophecies of Leonardo Da Vinci
da Vinci, Leonardo (Emery Kelen, editor)
New York, Camden Thomas Nelson 1971 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean tan clothboards with red lettering on front and spine. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages, edges and endpapers are clean and bright with no writing or marks. 143 pgs. with illustrations by Da Vinci throughout. Clean dustjacket is price clipped, unchipped, with one very short closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover.Biography. 014174

Price: 15.00 USD
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Yours for Eternity: A Love Story on Death Row, Damien; Davis, Lorri Echols
136 Yours for Eternity: A Love Story on Death Row
Damien; Davis, Lorri Echols
New York Blue Rider Press (Penguin Group) 2014 039916619X / 9780399166198 First Edition, First Printing Hardback FIne Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. As new condition. Clean maroon boards with blind stamped metallic lettering on cover, brown spine with stamped metallic lettering. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. 427 pages. Clean dust jacket is unworn, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. One of the most unlikely -- and unforgettable -- true love stories. Damien Echols was just eighteen years old when he was condemned to death for a crime he didn't commit. His case--that of the infamous "West Memphis Three" -- gained notoriety after a documentary, "Paradise Lost", exposed the biased nature of the trial and Echols as the charming--and tragic--figure at its center. New York City Architect Lorri Davis saw the documentary and was forever changed. She sent a letter to Damien, from which sprung a 16 year correspondence. 025668

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137 In Contempt
Darden, Christopher with Jess Walter
New York Regan Books 1996 0-06-039183-9 / 9780060391836 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Near FIne Near Fine Jacket 
387 pgs. Nr Fine in Nr Fine DJ - new archival quality mylar cover. Clean and tight hardbound black book with no names or writing inside. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped.Law. 002698

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Verdicts Out of Court, Darrow, Clarence
138 Verdicts Out of Court
Darrow, Clarence
Chicago Quadrangle 1963 Stated First Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean blue and red cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Hint of wear at top and bottom spine edge, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 448 pgs. Edited with an introduction by Arthur & Lila Weinberg. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight edge wear and a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. "A fascinating collection of Darrow's writings, showing the wide range and the impact of his thinking on the Armerican character." - Irving Stone Lage 8vo. Law. 015441

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The Times We Had: Life With William Randolph Hearst, Davies, Marion
139 The Times We Had: Life With William Randolph Hearst
Davies, Marion
Indianapolis / New York Bobbs-merrill 1975 0672521121 / 9780672521126 Stated First printing Hardcover Fine Very Good Jacket 
Stated "First Printing" in unclipped dust jacket. Clean brown marbled boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean beige endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Edited by Pamela Pfau and Kenneth S. Marx, with a foreword by Orson Welles. Illustrated profusely with black and white photographs. 276 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, has two tiny nicks to rear panel and short closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024494

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Soldier of Democracy - A Biography of Dwight Eisenhower, Davis, Kenneth S.
140 Soldier of Democracy - A Biography of Dwight Eisenhower
Davis, Kenneth S.
Garden City, NY Doubleday Doran 1945 Stated First Edition Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Beautiful First Edition (stated) in original unclipped dust jacket. Very clean green cloth boards with burgundy title box. gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean map-illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 566 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (3.50 on front inside flap), has a few short closed edge tears, tiny shallow chipping at top and bottom spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023670

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