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Handbook of Northern France, Davis, William Morris
141 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

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Elizabeth is Missing, De La Torre, Lillian
142 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

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The White Rose of Stuart: The Story of Flora Macdonald, The Heroine of the '45, de la Torre, Lillian
143 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

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Man and the Underwater World, De Latil, Pierre and Jean Rivoire
144 Man and the Underwater World
De Latil, Pierre and Jean Rivoire
London Jarrolds 1956 First UK edition Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
First British edition, published in 1956. Translated from the French by Edward Fitzgerald, with 108 illustrations. Blue cloth boards with silver illustration at lower right corner of cover, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 400 pages with index. 023438

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From a Chinese City, De Poncins, Gontran
145 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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Harvard's Secret Court The Savage 1920 Purge of Campus Homosexuals, De Quille, Dan
146 Harvard's Secret Court The Savage 1920 Purge of Campus Homosexuals
De Quille, Dan
St Martins Pr 2005 0312322712 / 9780312322717 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition: October 2005 on copyright page with full number line. Clean unfaded black boards with bright 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. 294 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with small (under 1") closed tear at top front flap fold. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. In 2002 a researcher for "The Harvard Crimson" came across a restricted archive labeled "Secret Court Files, 1920". What he uncovered was 500 pgs. of clandestine documents describing in detail an eighty-year-old episode in which Harvard University maliciously persecuted and harassed young men who were believed to be engaging in homosexual activity. It was a major scandal and one ofthe biggest cover-ups in Harvard's three and half centuries. 018146

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The Wife of the First Consul, De Saint-Amand, Imbert
147 The Wife of the First Consul
De Saint-Amand, Imbert
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1890 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean dark blue cloth boards with gilt lettering on cover and spine. A few spots of wear to spine edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Neatly penned previous owner name on front free endpaper. One page of introduction (page 5) has piece torn from edge, but piece is enclosed. 357 pgs. with index. 012673

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148 King of the French: A Portrait of Louis Philippe: 1773-1850
De Stoeckl, Agnes
London John Murray 1957 First Edition Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean and bright yellow cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 308 pgs. with index. Illustrated. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has very light wear at top of spine, two very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 008116

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149 In Search of Human Nature: The Decline and Revival of Darwinism in American Social Thought
Degler, Carl N.
New York/Oxford Oxford University Press 1991 0-19-506380-5 / 9780195063806 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Near FIne Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean green boards with black cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 400 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Social Science. 008535

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Fighter: The True Story of the Battle of Britain, Deighton, Len
150 Fighter: The True Story of the Battle of Britain
Deighton, Len
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1978 0394427572 / 9780394427577 Stated First American Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First American Edition in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Clean blue boards with navy blue cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Slightest hint of fading to edges. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. With an Introduction by A.J. P. Taylor. Illustrated with photographs and maps. 261 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, hint of wear at upper spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Few episodes in modern history have so captured the imagination as the battle for the skies over Britain in the summer of 1940. Spitfires and Messerschmitts...the valiant, out-numbered RAF, the implacable Luftwaffe...the heroic speeches of Winston Churchill. The real nature of this crucial struggle was infitinitely more complicated -- and more fascinating -- as shown in the pages of this book. 025156

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AT WORK IN THE FIELDS OF THE BOMB, Del Tredici, Robert
151 AT WORK IN THE FIELDS OF THE BOMB
Del Tredici, Robert
Perennial Library 1987 0060961643 / 9780060961640 STATED FIRST EDITION Paperback Near Fine 
Clean unworn large softcover book (approx. size is 8-1/2" x 11"). No chipping, creasing or fading. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright. Photographs and text bny Robert Del Tredici. Introduction by Jonathan Schell. 192 pages. An examination of the havoc wreaked on humanity by atomic and hydrogen bombs. 025236

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Thunder of the Captains: The Short Summer in 1950, Detzer, David
152 Thunder of the Captains: The Short Summer in 1950
Detzer, David
New York Thomas Y. Crowell 1977 0-690-01202-0 / 9780690012026 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean black boards with red cloth spine, yellow lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 243 pgs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, two very tiny closed edge tears (1/16"). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. History. 010798

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Nile, Devine, Laurie
153 Nile
Devine, Laurie
New York Simon & Schuster 1983 0-671-45170-7 / 9780671451707 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean green-gray boards with clean gold 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 marks. 476 pgs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A sweeping multi-generational saga which captures unforgettably the human underpinnings of the Middle East today. 8vo. Fiction. 014009

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Chief of Station, Congo - A Memoir of 1960-67, Devlin, Lawrence
154 Chief of Station, Congo - A Memoir of 1960-67
Devlin, Lawrence
New York PublicAffairs 2007 1586484052 / 9781586484057 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dustjacket. Clean red boards with black spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping, no wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 288 pp. with index. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 020350

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Dust Bowl: The Southern Plains in the 1930s, Donald Worster
155 Dust Bowl: The Southern Plains in the 1930s
Donald Worster
Oxford University Press, USA 1982 0195032128 / 9780195032123 First Thus Paperback Near Fine 
First trade paperback edition. Very clean, bright book with no names, writing or marks. All pages and edges are clean and bright. Binding is tight; no creasing or chipping. Well illustrated. 277 pages with index. 023476

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Pennsylvania - A History (Volumes 1-4), Donehoo, George P.
156 Pennsylvania - A History (Volumes 1-4)
Donehoo, George P.
New York / Chicago Lewis Historical Publishing Co. 1926 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
Four volumes, complete history (there was also a biographical volume that was published, not included in this set,). Very clean green pebbled cloth boards, with bright gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Bindings are tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean green endpapers. No previous owner markings. Introduction by Thomas L. Montgomery, Librarian of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Illustrated with maps, black and white plates. Each volume measures 8-1/4" x 11". A clean, solid set. Begins with the days before Penn, and the Indians of Pennsylvania to the time of publication, the building of forts and early settlement, Society of Friends, Pennsylvania in wars, treaties, with information on government, geology and mineral resources, transportation (trails, roads, highways, canals and railroads), contributed articles, Directory of Counties, and more. 022661

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Pandemonium, Donk, John F.
157 Pandemonium
Donk, John F.
Bryn Mawr, PA Dorrance & Co. 1984 0-8059-2883-9 / 9780805928839 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Clean blue cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Illustrated. SIGNED and inscribed by author on front free endpaper. 282 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with slight edgewear and a few tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. History. 009342

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State of the Nation, Dos Passos, John
158 State of the Nation
Dos Passos, John
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1944 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Red cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Very slight darkening to bottom board edges. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Illustrated endpapers are clean, save for one small stray black crayon mark (1") at lower margin of front free endpaper. Date 1944 below publisher name on title page. Illustrated by F. Strobel. 333 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), has tiny chips at top spine edge (max. 1/4"), a few tiny surface nicks. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024715

Price: 75.00 USD
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Mr. Lincoln and the Negroes - The Long Road to Equality, Douglas, William O.
159 Mr. Lincoln and the Negroes - The Long Road to Equality
Douglas, William O.
New York Atheneum 1963 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean brown cloth boards with blind-stamped author initials on cover, bright gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages are clean, with clean endpapers (neatly stamped previous owner name on front fixed endpaper). 237 pages with index. Dust jacket has very slight edge wear, a few tiny closed edge tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Beginning with the debates of the 1850's, Justice Douglas traces the development of Lincoln's attitude toward negroes from its early formulation in a world where even opponents of slavery "relegated the Nwegro to second-class citizenship." We see Lincoln walking the painful path from opposition to the extension of slavery, through bloody war, to Emancipation and the Second Inaugural Address. 025644

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Wild, Woolly & Wicked - The History of the Kansas Cow Towns and the Texas Cattle Trade, Drago, Harry Sinclair
160 Wild, Woolly & Wicked - The History of the Kansas Cow Towns and the Texas Cattle Trade
Drago, Harry Sinclair
New York Clarkson N. Potter 1960 Stated First edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in original dustjacket. Clean mauve cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean map-illustrated endpapers. Small previous owner name on half-title page; no other marks. 354 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has very shallow chipping at top spine edge (under 1/16"), hint of very light rubbing. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Complete and accurate story of the hell-roaring Kansas cowtowns--the brief violent lives of Abilene, Ellsworth, Newton, Wichita, Caldwell and Dodge City. 018160

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