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The Confessions of an English Opium Eater, de Quincy, Thomas
141 The Confessions of an English Opium Eater
de Quincy, Thomas
New York Hartsdale House 1932 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Laurence W. Chaves, Illustrator 
First Edition thus in clean dust jacket. Clean beige cloth boards with decoration on cover, brown lettering and small decoration on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Haunting illustrations by Laurence W. Chaves. 228 pages. Clean dust jacket has slight edge wear, price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap (partial $ sign showing). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The strange, bizarre and fantastic tale of De Quincy's struggle with the opium habit. Begun because of a chronic ailment, De Quincy soon found himself in the grip of the drug for its pleasurable effects. This is the story of his struggle against the drug, his experiences while taking it. The illustrations by Laurence W. Chaves have the quality of the wild dreams about which De Quincy wrote. 026269

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The Wife of the First Consul, De Saint-Amand, Imbert
142 The Wife of the First Consul
De Saint-Amand, Imbert
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1890 First 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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143 King of the French: A Portrait of Louis Philippe: 1773-1850
De Stoeckl, Agnes
London John Murray 1957 First 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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144 Dust On My Toes: Stories of People Near and Far
Del Rey, Sister Maria
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1959 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean green cloth boards with silver title box and 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. 191 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears, hint of very slight edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Sister Maria Del Rey presents fourteen stories concerning her fellow Maryknoll missionary Sisters. All of them are true, and proof that a missionary's life is one of excitement and unusual adventures. 8vo. Religion. 015008

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Behind the Scenes, Dench, Judi
145 Behind the Scenes
Dench, Judi
New York St. Martin's Press 2014 1250071119 / 9781250071118 First Hardcover Fine 
First U.S. Edition (stated) published November, 2014. Lovely glossy hardcover book with beautiful photo of Dench on cover. As new condition. No fading or wear, binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean lavender endpapers. Beautifully illustrated with color and black and white photographs throughout. 257 pages. Published without a dust jacket. 025670

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On Safari: The Story of A Man's Life in Search of Adventure, Denis, Armand
146 On Safari: The Story of A Man's Life in Search of Adventure
Denis, Armand
New York E. P. Dutton 1963 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean green cloth boards with three small elephants on cover, black lettering on spine. No fraying or wear, binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers (illustrated with maps); no names, writing or bookplates. 320 pgs. Illustrated with 64 superb black & white photographs. Clean bright color illustrated dustjacket is corner price clipped on front inside flap, one tiny chip (size of small pea) at rear spine edge. Photo of author and his wife on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The life of an explorer, photographer and inventor--a personal adventure story of great color and excitement. 8vo. Adventure. 015628

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Roger Sherman and the Independent Oil Men, Destler, Chester McArthur
147 Roger Sherman and the Independent Oil Men
Destler, Chester McArthur
Ithaca, NY Cornell University Press 1967 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Clean brown clothboards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean and bright with no writing or marks. Top edges lightly dust-speckled. 305 pgs. with index. Dustjacket is clean, not price clipped with slight edgewear and a few small closed tears. TIny pierced hole through paper only on front panel near spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover.Biography. 014182

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The World of Roger Tory Peterson: An Authorized Biography, Devlin, John C. And Grace Naismith (foreword By Elliot Richardson)
148 The World of Roger Tory Peterson: An Authorized Biography
Devlin, John C. And Grace Naismith (foreword By Elliot Richardson)
New York Times Books 1977 0-8129-0694-2 / 9780812906943 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Roger Tory Peterson, Illustrator 
Clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear, very slight fading to board edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 266 pgs. with index. Illustrated with color plates by Roger Tory Peterson and with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, price clip to upper front inside flap corner. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Roger Tory Peterson's prints and paintings of birds are treasured in great collections everywhere, and this the story of his life and work. 8vo. Biography. 015560

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Katharine Hepburn: A Life in Pictures, Diana Karanikas; Harvey, Jackson; Karanikas, Diana Harvey
149 Katharine Hepburn: A Life in Pictures
Diana Karanikas; Harvey, Jackson; Karanikas, Diana Harvey
Friedman Fairfax Publishers (Metro Books) 1998 1567995667 / 9781567995664 First Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Printing with full number line on copyright page, in clean unchipped dust jacket. Large book - approx. size 10" x 13". Clean purple cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean purple endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Beautifully illustrated in color and black and white with gorgeous photos and stills from her many wonderful films. 96 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025845

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150 The Portrait of a Man as Governor
Dickinson, Thomas H. (foreword By George Foster Peabody)
New York The MacMillan Co. 1928 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean blue paper covered boards with with black cloth corners and spine, bright gold lettering on spine, clean gold paper label on cover (unchipped). No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean (slightly tanned). No names, writing or marks. 37 pgs. Dustjacket is clean but for very light general dust soiling, small clip on front flap fold (price still present at bottom of spine, blacked out but discernable). Tiny chips at spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 010120

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An American Childhood, Dillard, Annie
151 An American Childhood
Dillard, Annie
Harpercollins Harper & Row 1987 0060158050 / 9780060158057 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition (and first printing, with full number line) in clean original dust jacket. Clean burgundy cloth boards with bright gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean map-illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 255 pages. Dust jacket is clean, no chips, no tears, small price clip to upper corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A sweeping and original book about the author's life growing up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 025077

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152 Shadows On The Grass
Dinesen, Isak
New York Random House 1961 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ Jacket 
Clean olive cloth boards with turquoise cloth spine, gold lettering and illustration on cover, gold lettering and blue decoration on spine. No fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; small previous owner name neatly penned on front free endpaper. 149 pgs. Clean dustjacket is price clipped, has small edge chips and two closed edge tears (one is 1", one is 2" on rear panel fold edge), sunning to margins of rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Africa. 015011

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Mother Teresa - Her People and Her Work, Doig, Desmond
153 Mother Teresa - Her People and Her Work
Doig, Desmond
New York Harper & Row 1976 0-06-060560-X / 9780060605605 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First U.S. Edition in original unclipped jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. Very slight fading to board edges. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (slightly age-toned). 175 pgs. Illustrated with full page photographs, foreword by Indira Gandi. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 018417

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The Magic Never Ends: The Life And Works Of C.S. Lewis, Duncan, John Ryan
154 The Magic Never Ends: The Life And Works Of C.S. Lewis
Duncan, John Ryan
New York Thomas Nelson 2001 0849917182 / 9780849917189 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. As new condition, gift quality. Very clean yellow boards with brown cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs. 189 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An illustrated profile of one of the twentieth century's most influential writers. 026799

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155 Du Pont - One Hundred and Forty Years
Dutton, William S.
New York Scribners 1942 First Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
396 pgs. VG Clean and tight maroon book with ivory lettering. Frontis portrait. A biography of Du Pont and a history of American Industry all rolled into one.Biography. 002234

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Philosopher's Holiday, Edman, Irwin
156 Philosopher's Holiday
Edman, Irwin
New York Viking Press 1938 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition, Published November 1938 in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Clean green cloth boards with black cloth spine, silver lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 270 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (2.75 on front inside flap), slight edge wear and age-toning. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Old newspaper article on Irwin Edman laid in. A wonderful memoir by a renowned professor of philosophy as he travels the world with wit and wisdom. 025037

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EDWARD R. MURROW AND THE BIRTH OF BROADCAST JOURNALISM, Edwards, Bob
157 EDWARD R. MURROW AND THE BIRTH OF BROADCAST JOURNALISM
Edwards, Bob
New York Wiley 2004 0471477532 / 9780471477532 Third printing Hardcover Near Fine Fine Jacket Signed
Third printing, SIGNED by author, in clean unchipped jacket. Clean green boards with white lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and signed by author: "To Anne & Tom - Bob Edwards" on title page. 174 pp. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 020016

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158 In Review: Pictures I've Kept
Eisenhower, Dwight D.
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1969 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Very clean black cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. Clean illustrated endpapers. 237 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with just a mere touch of corner wear and two very small (1/8" or less) closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A biography of Eisenhower with excellent black & white historical photographs. 8 x 11". Biography. 009186

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159 Mrs. Ike: Memories and Reflections on the Life of Mamie Eisenhower
Eisenhower, Susan
New York Farrar Straus & Giroux 1996 0-374-21514-6 / 9780374215149 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean ivory boards with blind stamped design in cover, maroon cloth spine with gold lettering. No bumping or wear to boards. Binding is tight & crisp, pages are bright and clean. No names or bookplates inside. 392 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean, crisp dustjacket has not been price clipped, is unchipped and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Biography. 004261

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Celestine Sibley Reporter, Elderedge, Celestine; Richard Sibley, Editor
160 Celestine Sibley Reporter
Elderedge, Celestine; Richard Sibley, Editor
Athens, Georgia Hill Street Press 2001 1588180433 / 9781588180438 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (with full number line on copyright page) in clean unclipped dust jacket. As new condition. Clean yellow boards with deeper yellow spine, stamped black lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean gray endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Edited by Richard L. Eldredge; Foreword by Sibley Fleming. 288 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The best of Celestine Sibley's groundbreaking reporting from her 60-year journalism career. Among the gems are Sibley's writings on: notorious murder cases (resulting in overturned verdicts and a made-for-TV drama), the so-called Double Governor controversy; Margaret Mitchell's accident, death, and funeral; the trial of James Earl Ray; Governor George Wallace's shooting; an interview with Eleanor Roosevelt, and much more. 025955

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