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The Pageant of the Packets: A Book of American Steamboating, Eskew, Garnett Laidlaw
181 The Pageant of the Packets: A Book of American Steamboating
Eskew, Garnett Laidlaw
New York Henry Holt & Co. 1929 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Beige/gray cloth boards with dark blue title box, gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean but slightly yellowed. Clean decorated endpapers with small previous owner inscription at top of front free endpaper. 311 pgs. illustrated with historical photographs of steamboats from early American History. Page decorations by Nancy Beatty Eskew. 8vo. 013740

Price: 45.00 USD
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Conspiracy of Silence, Eton, Peter an James Leasor
182 Conspiracy of Silence
Eton, Peter an James Leasor
London Angus & Robertson 1960 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in unclipped dust jacket. Clean purple cloth boards with bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 239 pp. Dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears, light rubbing, light soiling to rear white panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The fabulous story of World War II's two greatest hidden treasures. 020089

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Roosevelt MacArthur Conflict, Eyre, James K. Jr.
183 The Roosevelt MacArthur Conflict
Eyre, James K. Jr.
Chambersburg, PA The Craft Press, Inc. 1950 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Stated First Edition, SIGNED and dated by author. Clean unfaded blue cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers with no names, writing or marks. Signed by author: "James K. Eyre, Jr. - Nov. 15, 1951" on title page. No other marks. 234 pgs. Review of the book enclosed (University of Michigan Quarterly Review). Clean dustjacket has shallow chipping at top spine edge, long closed tear at front flap fold, corner price clip at top of front inside flap. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Written during the Korean War, this book reveals the history-making conflict between MacArthur and President Franklin Roosevelt during the early days of World War II to Roosevelt's death in 1945. 8vo. History. 016263

Price: 30.00 USD
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184 The Goblins of Eros
Eyster, Warren
New York Random House 1957 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean red cloth boards with black title box, silver lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Small previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper. 370 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has some edgewear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8 vo.. Historical Fiction. 011206

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Victorian and Edwardian Army from Old Photographs, Fabb, John
185 The Victorian and Edwardian Army from Old Photographs
Fabb, John
London / Sydney B. T. Batsford Ltd. 1975 0713429739 / 9780713429732 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in original dust jacket. Clean brown cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No fraying or fading. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean. Clean blank endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with 154 historical photographs. Introduction by W. Y. Carman. 128 pages. Dust jacket is clean, has a few short closed edge tears, price clip to bottom corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024667

Price: 22.00 USD
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Prairie Women: Images In American And Canadian Fiction, Fairbanks, Carol
186 Prairie Women: Images In American And Canadian Fiction
Fairbanks, Carol
New Haven and London Yale University Press 1986 0300033745 / 9780300033748 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First printing in clean original dust jacket. Clean unfaded green cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with photographs, drawings. 300 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, has slight wear at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. This book is based on an examination of over 100 works from the frontier era to the present, all written by American and Canadian women who lived long periods of their lives on the prairies. The works provide new insights into women's roles on the frontier, their ordeals, and the factors behind their decisions to stay on prairie farms and in prairie towns. 025474

Price: 25.00 USD
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Last Reflections on A War, Fall, Bernard B.
187 Last Reflections on A War
Fall, Bernard B.
Garden City, New York Doubleday 1967 Stated First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean unfaded black cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Preface by Dorothy Fall. 288 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, has some edge wear but no chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024887

Price: 15.00 USD
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Reporting America at War An Oral History, Ferrari, Michelle
188 Reporting America at War An Oral History
Ferrari, Michelle
Hyperion Books 2003 1401300723 / 9781401300722 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition with full number line. Very clean beige boards with brown spine, bright gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks 256 pp. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Great war reporters from World War II to the present, including Edward R. Murrow, Walter Cronkite, David Halberstam, Peter Arnett, Morley Safer, Chistiane Amanpour, and more. 018221

Price: 12.00 USD
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189 The Rosenberg Case: Fact and Fiction
Fineberg, Dr. S. Andhil
Oceana 1953 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with gold stamped lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Date and "Read" written at top edge of front free endpaper. 159 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped with two tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. True Crime. 010438

Price: 10.00 USD
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The Inns of the Middle Ages, Firebaugh, W. C.
190 The Inns of the Middle Ages
Firebaugh, W. C.
Chicago Pascal Covici 1924 First Limited Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Limited Edition in original unclipped jacket. This edition No. 333 of 900 copies. Red, gold and black decorative binding with gold lettering on black cloth spine. Spots of wear at corner tips. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. Black and white illustrations of inns and tavern life of the times. 274 pages with index. Dust jacket is not price clipped (7.50 on front inside flap), small corner chips at top of spine and a few tiny closed edge tears, some age toning. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Very Good+ 023125

Price: 125.00 USD
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191 The Passing of the European Age: A Study of the Transfer of Western Civilization and Its Renewal in Other Continents
Fischer, Eric
Cambridge Harvard University Press 1943 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
214 pgs. VG Clean red cloth boards with very little wear, some light sunning to spine. Gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square. Pages are clean. No names, writing or bookplates inside. 8vo. History. 003641

Price: 10.00 USD
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The Vivid Air The Lafayette Escadrille, Flammer, Philip M.
192 The Vivid Air The Lafayette Escadrille
Flammer, Philip M.
Athens, GA University of Georgia Press 1981 0-8203-0537-5 / 9780820305370 First edition Hardcover Near Fine near fine Jacket 
Very clean silver boards with black "gunshot" dot decoration on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean blue-black endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 249 pgs. Illustrated with historical photographs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Story of the American volunteer unit which fought with the French during World War I. A unique and elite squadron, the stirring initiative of the Americans in volunteering to fight and fly for France long before their own country entered the war ignited the admiration of the world. Here is a clear, fully documented study based on extensive research, including many interviews with survivors of the Lafayette Escadrille and others closely associated with it. 17466

Price: 85.00 USD
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193 Barrow's Boys: The Original Extreme Adventures
Fleming, Fergus
New York Atlantic Monthly Press 1998 0-87113-804-2 / 9780871138040 First Edition Hard Cover Near FIne Near Fine Jacket 
Clean black boards with bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping, mere hint of wear at spine corners. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 489 pgs. with index. Illustrated. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The breathtaking story of Britain's nineteenth-century program of expeditions to the Arctic, the heart of Africa, and Antarctica. 8vo. Exploration. 009835

Price: 12.00 USD
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Around the Capital with Uncle Hank - Recorded Together with Many Pictures, Fleming, Thomas
194 Around the Capital with Uncle Hank - Recorded Together with Many Pictures
Fleming, Thomas
New York The Nutshell Publishing Co. 1902 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
Brown pebbled cloth boards with decorated binding (silver capital building and lettering on cover, silver lettering and small decoration on spine). Nice, solid book. Clean, with some fading to front board right edge, faint moisture stain to rear outer board edge. A few tiny spots of wear at top and bottom spine edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers, with decorated front fixed endpaper. Illustrated with hundreds of excellent drawings by the author, including sketch from life of President Theodore Roosevelt, and comical sketches and cartoons of many other politicians and scenes of the era. 316 pages. 021592

Price: 25.00 USD
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Who Killed Napoleon?, Forshufvud, Sten
195 Who Killed Napoleon?
Forshufvud, Sten
London Hutchinson 1961 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Light blue cloth boards with green lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. A little light speckling to boards. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Translated from the Swedish by Alan Houghton Brodrick. 256 pages with index. Dust jacket is not price clipped (25s net on front inside flap), hint of edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An analysis of the controversial circumstances of Napoleon's death on the Island of St. Helena. 023180

Price: 15.00 USD
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Andrew Jackson - An Initial Biography, Foster, Genevieve
196 Andrew Jackson - An Initial Biography
Foster, Genevieve
New York Charles Scribner 1951 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (with "A" on copyright page) in unclipped original dust jacket. Clean toast brown cloth boards with black illustration and initials AJ on cover, black lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Small neatly penned previous owner name and address on front free endpaper. Color illustrations by the author. 112 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap), has 1/8" chipping at top spine edge, small rub to spine, a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Here is Andrew Jackson, "the People's President," warm-hearted Andy Jackson in all his turbulence. Both text and illustrations show the two sides of his character: his strong points, his difficulties, for the author believed in giving to children a clear, true picture of a man's life. 025540

Price: 22.00 USD
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197 Souvenirs francais en Amerique
Foure, Helene
Ginn & Co. 1940 Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
361 pgs. VG Clean blue cloth boards with illustrated cover; spine is darkened. Binding tight & square. Maps on endpapers. Pages clean and bright. P/O name inside. Illustrated throughout with lovely maps, photos and drawings. A book about France's many contributions to America, written in French. French/English vocabulary guide at rear of book.French. 003131

Price: 12.00 USD
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Across a Darkling Plain: An American's Passage Through the Middle East, Frady, Marshall
198 Across a Darkling Plain: An American's Passage Through the Middle East
Frady, Marshall
New York Harper's Magazine Press/Harper & Row 1971 06-122500-2 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean gold/brown tweed boards with gold cloth spine, brown lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean gold endpapers with previous owner name on front free endpaper. 199 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, one tiny 1/4" closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Travel through Egypt, Jordan and Israel, lands which have been the unseen landscape of author's childhood and whose scriptural sagas had formed the dramturgy of his own work. Marshall Frady finds between Arabs and Israelis a collision of two ages, a blind grappling of two dialectics, two realities, each barely comprehensible to the other. 8vo. Middle East. 013684

Price: 15.00 USD
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Double Eagle: The Epic Story of the World's Most Valuable Coin, Frankel, Alison
199 Double Eagle: The Epic Story of the World's Most Valuable Coin
Frankel, Alison
New York W. W. Norton 2006 0-393-05949-9 / 9780393059496 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean white boards with black spine, bright gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Slight bump at upper right spine edge; sharp corner tips, no wear. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 323 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Stolen from the U.S. Mint, shipped to Egypt, hidden for forty years, seized in a Secret Service sting, and finally sold in a record-setting auction...the story of one coin, a 1933 twenty-dollar Double Eagle. 8vo. Coins. 014919

Price: 20.00 USD
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The End of the World: A History, Friedrich, Otto
200 The End of the World: A History
Friedrich, Otto
New York Coward Mc Cann 1982 0698111281 / 9780698111288 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First edition in clean original dust jacket. Clean burgundy boards with black cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean with clean endpaper - no names, writing or bookplates. 384 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, has a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025699

Price: 18.00 USD
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