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The Devil that Danced on the Water - A Daughter's Quest, Forna, Aminatta
181 The Devil that Danced on the Water - A Daughter's Quest
Forna, Aminatta
New York Atlantic Monthly Press 2002 0-87113-865-4 / 9780871138651 Stated First American Edition Hardcover Fine fine Jacket 
Stated First American Edition. Very clean orange boards with black spine, bright 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. 403 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Intensely personal history, a passionate and vivid account of an African childhood, an idyll that became the stuff of nightmares. As a child she witnessed the upheavals of post-colonial Africa, danger, flight, and bitterness of exile in Britain, and the terrible consequences of her dissident father's stand against tyranny. "Extraordinary..Few books merit being called courageous; this one does." - Rachel Cusk, The Evening Standard 017747

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Top Guns: America's Fighter Aces Tell Their Stories, Foss, Joe and Brennan, Matthew
182 Top Guns: America's Fighter Aces Tell Their Stories
Foss, Joe and Brennan, Matthew
New York Pocket Books 1991 0-671-68317-9 / 9780671683177 Stated First Edition Hardbound Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. 338 pgs. Clean blue boards with red cloth spine, silver lettering on spine. Binding tight, pages bright and clean, no names or writing inside. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, has not been price clipped. True stories of America's flying fighter pilots. 003439

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Andrew Jackson - An Initial Biography, Foster, Genevieve
183 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

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A Man Called Cervantes, Frank, Bruno
184 A Man Called Cervantes
Frank, Bruno
New York Viking Press 1935 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Red cloth boards with black title box and illustration with gold lettering on cover, black title box with gold and red lettering on spine. Hint of fading at top edge of spine, hint of light soiling to cloth at base of spine. Wear to one corner tip. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 301 pgs. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has fading to spine (title is bright), chips to spine & corner tips. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Biographical Novel. 013432

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Silence of the North, Fredrickson, Olive A. with Ben East
185 The Silence of the North
Fredrickson, Olive A. with Ben East
New York Crown 1972 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in unclipped dust jacket. Clean pale gray cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean golden endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs. 209 pages. Dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped (5.95 on front inside flap), one short closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023532

Price: 20.00 USD
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Onassis, Frischauer, Willi
186 Onassis
Frischauer, Willi
London Bodley Head 1968 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Very clean maroon board with bright gold lettering on spine. Hint of slightest surface wear to top & bottom spine edge, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Clean dustjacket is price clipped at lower corner of front inside flap; has slight edge wear and a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Biography. 015080

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Isherwood, Fryer, Jonathan
187 Isherwood
Fryer, Jonathan
Garden City, NY Doubleday 1978 0385126085 / 9780385126083 Stated First American Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First U.S. Edition (so stated) in clean unclipped dust jacket. Cleanbeige boards with brown cloth spine, unchipped gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs. 304 pages with index. Dust jacket is unchipped, one 1" closed edge tear at spine fold, very slight age toning. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025681

Price: 18.00 USD
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Hemingway in Cuba, Fuentes, Norberto
188 Hemingway in Cuba
Fuentes, Norberto
Secaucus, New Jersey Lyle Stuart 1984 081840356X / 9780818403569 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean orange cloth boards with stamped gold decoration on cover, stamped gold lettering on spine. Slight fading at top corner edge. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean, with clean map-decorated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Introduction by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Translated by Consuelo E. Corwin. Edited by Larry Alson. Illustrated with many black and white photographs. 454 pages. Dust jacket has small edge chips and short closed edge tears, is not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025647

Price: 30.00 USD
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Jubilee Jim: The Life of Colonel James Fisk, Jr., Fuller, Robert H.
189 Jubilee Jim: The Life of Colonel James Fisk, Jr.
Fuller, Robert H.
New York MacMillan 1928 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean green cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. Hint of corner wear, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 566 pgs. Illustrated with drawings and frontis photo portrait of James Fisk. 8vo. Biography. 012383

Price: 14.00 USD
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Lou Gehrig - "Pride of the Yankees", Gallico, Paul
190 Lou Gehrig - "Pride of the Yankees"
Gallico, Paul
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1942 First printing Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Nice copy in original jacket. Clean bright orange cloth boards with black stamped lettering on cover and spine. No fraying, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean (pages are tanned). Small neatly penned previous owner inscription on front free endpaper. 185 pp. Frontis photo portrait of Lou Gehrig. Foreword by Bill Dickey (Gehrig's "Yankee" roommate). Clean dustjacket with photos of Lou Gehrig and Gary Cooper in baseball uniform on front panel (Cooper played Gehrig in the Samuel Goldwyn movie production). Jacket is unchipped, with a few very short closed edge tears, a few tiny rubs to front panel, fading to orange background on spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 019635

Price: 70.00 USD
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191 Manifest Destiny: A True Romantic Saga of Young Theodore Roosevelt
Garfield, Brian
New York Penzler Books 1989 0-89296-382-4 / 9780892963829 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean turquoise boards with turquoise 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 or bookplates. 408 pgs. with bibliography. Clean bright dustjacket is price clipped, unchipped, and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A biographical novel set in the American West of the 1880's, the true story of the coming of age of Theodore Roosevelt. 008335

Price: 15.00 USD
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Lone Voyager, Garland, Joseph E.
192 Lone Voyager
Garland, Joseph E.
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1963 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean original dust jacket. Black cloth boards with silver sailboat design on cover, silver lettering on spine. Very slight fading to boards. Tiny (1/16") closed tear at top spine edge. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean map-illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with maps and black and white glossy photographs. 272 pages. Dust jacket is clean, has corner price clip at top of front inside flap, several short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of Howard Blackburn, a Gloucesterman whose incredible exploits at sea became legendary in his own time. 025086

Price: 35.00 USD
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Noa Noa, Gauguin, Paul
193 Noa Noa
Gauguin, Paul
New York Greenberg 1929 South Seas Edition Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Jacket 
South Seas Edition. Translated from the French by O. F. Theis. Brown paper covered boards with darker brown cloth spine, beige paper label on spine (unchipped). Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name and date (Christmas, 1929) on front free endpaper. Black and white illustrations. Nice cover piece from dust jacket laid in (has caused some brown shadowing to pages 10 & 11 where it rested. 148 pages. 023980

Price: 10.00 USD
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194 The Triumph of Tchaikovsky
Gee, John and Elliott Selby
New York Vanguard Press 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ Jacket 
Clean black cloth boards with small gold decoration on cover, gold lettering on spine. Very little wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean. No names or bookplates. Clean dustjacket has light edgewear, small chips at top of spine, small chip at bottom rear edge. Enclosed in new mylar cover. 8vo. Biography. 005667

Price: 10.00 USD
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Military Career of Napoleon the Great, Gibbs, Montgomery B.
195 Military Career of Napoleon the Great
Gibbs, Montgomery B.
Chicago/Akron/New York The Werner Company 1899 Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Very clean toast brown boards with portrait of standing Napoleon on cover, black lettering on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying; mere hint of wear at base of spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Neatly penned previous owner name and date on front free endpaper. 514 pgs. with index. Illustrated with black & white plates. 8vo. 011819

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Life of Mary Lyon, Gilchrist, Beth Bradford
196 The Life of Mary Lyon
Gilchrist, Beth Bradford
Boston/New York Houghton Mifflin 1910 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean blue-black cloth boards with gilt lettering on cover and spine. Lettering is unchipped, no fading. Light wear to spine corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 462 pgs. with index. Illustrated with black & white plates, including frontis portrait of Mary Lyons with clean tissue guard. 014094

Price: 35.00 USD
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The Kinta Years, Giles, Janice Holt
197 The Kinta Years
Giles, Janice Holt
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1973 0395140110 / 9780395140116 Stated First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Printing (stated) in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean yellow boards with brown title box, gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs. 337 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author's tale of growing up in Kinta, Oklahoma. 023869

Price: 15.00 USD
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Here at the New Yorker, Gill, Brendan
198 Here at the New Yorker
Gill, Brendan
New York Random House 1975 0394489896 / 9780394489896 Later printing Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, later printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean light beige boards with gold lettering and small illustration on cover, stamped gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with photographs, cartoons and drawings. 408 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clilpped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024437

Price: 10.00 USD
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199 Here at the New Yorker
Gill, Brendan
New York Random House 1975 0-394-48989-6 / 9780394489896 Stated First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean beige cloth boards with gold lettering and small illustration on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. 406 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with just a mere hint of wear at top of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Brendan Gill recalls his long career at The New Yorker magazine. 007714

Price: 20.00 USD
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Agatha Christie - The Woman and Her Mysteries, Gill, Gillian
200 Agatha Christie - The Woman and Her Mysteries
Gill, Gillian
New York The Free Press 1990 0-02-911702-X / 9780029117026 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with full number line on copyright page. Clean unfaded black boards with red 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. Frontis photo portrait of Dame Agatha. 243 pgs. with index. Clean unfaded dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A sensitive and revealing look at Agatha Christie as both a woman and a writer, the author probes the mysterious private life and motivations of one of the best selling authors of all time. 017680

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