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Andrews County History 1876 - 1978, Andrews County Heritage Committee
21 Andrews County History 1876 - 1978
Andrews County Heritage Committee
Andrews, Texas Andrews County Heritage Committee 1978 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good 
Stated First Edition, First Printing. Clean faux leather brown boards with elaborate gold stamped design on cover, gold lettering and small decoration on spine. Closed tear to lower spine has been carefully repaired. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean photo-illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Profusely illustrated with photographs and drawings. 488 pages with index. Large book - approx. size is 9" x 11-1/2". A complete history of Andrews County, Texas, with everything from Indian history to family histories and photos, ranch layouts and history, oil camps, history of the post offices, schools, businesses, and more. 025243

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22 Let the People Know
Angell, Norman
New York Viking Press 1943 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Fine Jacket 
245 pgs. VG+ in Fine DJ - new archival quality mylar cover. Clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine, blind stamped lettering on cover. Slight fading to extreme edges of boards at top edge. Binding tight and square, pages clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates inside. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped and looks like new. "These plain answers to the questions that confuse us are needed for victory in the war today and in the peace tomorrow". 8vo. World War II. 003291

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Must Britain Travel the Moscow Road?, Angell, Norman
23 Must Britain Travel the Moscow Road?
Angell, Norman
London Noel Douglas 1926 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean maroon cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Spine is sun faded. No bumping, fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean, with some intermittent foxing to pages. 190 pgs. This book is from the collection of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr. and comes with a document certifying that the book is from that collection, signed by the Roosevelt Library Director. 8 vo.. History. 011040

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A Ring has No End, Armstrong, Thomas
24 A Ring has No End
Armstrong, Thomas
New York William Sloane Associates 1958 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Blue cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear, slight fading to board edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; tiny previous owner name on front fixed endpaper along spine edge. 477 pgs. Clean color illustrated dustjacket (by John Alan Maxwell) is not price clipped, has slight edge wear and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. War, love and violence in this chronicle of a noble Russian family--from the Crimean War through decades of imperial luxury and licentiousness to the shattering aftermath of revolution. 8vo. historical Fiction. 013672

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King Cotton, Armstrong, Thomas
25 King Cotton
Armstrong, Thomas
London Collins 1947 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Blue cloth boards with black lettering on spne. Some fading to board edges and spine, light bumping to board edges. No fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 928 pgs. Illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped, has very shallow chipping at top and bottom spine edge, a few tiny edge chips, closed v-shaped tear on front panel (1-1/2" max. length). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A novel about the cotton trade in the 1850's in England, against the background of the Civil War in America. Large 8vo. Historical Fiction. 015604

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How to Fly a Horse: The Secret History of Creation, Invention, and Discovery, Ashton, Kevin
26 How to Fly a Horse: The Secret History of Creation, Invention, and Discovery
Ashton, Kevin
New York Doubleday 2015 0385538596 / 9780385538596 First Edition, First Printing Hardback Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (with full number line on copyright page) in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean pale gray boards with darker gray spine, bright silver lettering on spine. No soiling or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 315 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. As new condition! 025305

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Little Abe Lincoln, Babcock, Bernie
27 Little Abe Lincoln
Babcock, Bernie
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1926 Reprint Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean Grosset & Dunlap edition in clean unchipped original jacket. Immaculate blue cloth boards with black illustration and lettering on cover, black 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. 272 pp. Illustrated with four black & white plates. Color illustrated jacket is unchipped, clean as a whistle, with a few tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An exceptionally nice copy of this book and dustjacket. 019898

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Paradox Isle, Bache, Carol
28 Paradox Isle
Bache, Carol
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1943 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean teal cloth boards with illustration on cover and spine. No bumping, light wear to spine edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 184 pgs. Dustjacket is not price clipped, hint of soiling, 1/16" loss at top edge of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. An absorbing and intimate record of fourteen years which an American woman spent in Japan as an agent of the Military Intelligence Division during the time leading up to our involvement in World War II. 014792

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The Life of the Ancient East Being Some Chapters of the Romance of Modern Excavation, Baikie, Rev. James
29 The Life of the Ancient East Being Some Chapters of the Romance of Modern Excavation
Baikie, Rev. James
Chautauqua, NY The Chautauqua Press 1925 Chautauqua Home Reading Series Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket Illustrated 
Clean brown cloth boards with black border decoration and lettering on cover, black lettering on spine. Very light wear to corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean and bright. Previous owner name on front free endpaper. Illustrations (photographic plates) throughout. Fold-out map in rear of book. 463 pgs. with index. 8vo. Archaeology. 007370

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Two Battle Fronts, Baillie, Hugh
30 Two Battle Fronts
Baillie, Hugh
New York United Press 1943 First Edition (Signed) Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition, inscribed and SIGNED by author. Clean unfaded black cloth boards with red lettering and illustration on cover, red lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers with no names, writing or bookplates. Inscribed and signed by author on blank fly leaf: "To Herb Cruickshank from Hugh Baillie". 139 pgs. Illustrated with photographs. Clean dustjacket with 1" deep chip at top spine edge (not infringing on title), maps on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. World War II. 016054

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The Eyes of Discovery:  America as Seen By the First Explorers, Bakeless, John
31 The Eyes of Discovery: America as Seen By the First Explorers
Bakeless, John
Philadelphia/ New York J. B. Lippincott 1950 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Very clean green boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. Maps on endpapers. 439 pgs. with index. Illustrated with black & white plates. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Exploration. 007040

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Texas Yankee - The Story of Gail Borden, Baker, Nina Brown
32 Texas Yankee - The Story of Gail Borden
Baker, Nina Brown
New York Harcourt Brace 1955 Stated First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket Alan Moyler, Illustrator 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in clean unclipped original jacket. Clean light green cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated by Alan Moyler. 129 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), a few tiny edge chips, one 2" closed tear at spine fold. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. True story for children about the man who ivented condensed milk and made the name of Borden a famous one. Though connected with condensed milk, he was also famous because during the war for Texas independence, young Borden set up the first English-language newspaper in Texas and helped to arous the sympathies of the United States. Later he laid out and surveyed the city of Galveston. 022519

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The Siege of Paris, Baldick, Robert
33 The Siege of Paris
Baldick, Robert
New York Macmillan 1964 First American Edition, First printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First American Edition in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Clean beige cloth boards with burgundy title box, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Frontispiece illustration of huge hot air balloon, many beautiful illustrations throughout taken from contemporary engravings and photographs. 248 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, small closed tear to spine center, not price clipped (6.95 on front inside flap). Jacket is reproduced from a plate in "Paris Assiege", by Jules Claretie. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024209

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World War I: An Outline History, Baldwin, Hanson W.
34 World War I: An Outline History
Baldwin, Hanson W.
London Hutchinson & Co. 1963 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good Jacket 
Very clean black 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. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 181 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has v-shaped chip at left top corner of front panel (under 1" in depth), slight edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A first-rate history of World War I told with clarity and balance. 8vo. World War I. 013801

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Fifty Famous Rides and Riders, Baldwin, James
35 Fifty Famous Rides and Riders
Baldwin, James
American Book Company 1916 First Edition Hardcover Good no dust jacket 
First Edition, decorated American trade binding. Green cloth boards with black and orange decoration (knight on horseback) and lettering on cover and spine. Light soiling. 1" wear along top edge of rear board. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated. 303 pages. 024139

Price: 12.00 USD
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Radio Telephony for Amateurs, Ballantine, Stuart
36 Radio Telephony for Amateurs
Ballantine, Stuart
Philadelphia David McKay 1923 Second edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Second edition in scarce original dust jacket. Clean ribbed burgundy cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear through - very small bump at base of rear board. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with small previous owner name and date neatly stamped on front free endpaper. No other marks. Thoroughly illustrated with drawings and photographs. 296 pages with index. Scarce dust jacket Has a few tiny shallow chips at top spine edge, a few short closed edge tears, very minimal soiling, small surface scrape to lower spine; front panel illustrated with photo of man sitting in an old radio room speaking into a hand-held microphone. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024802

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The Glitter and the Gold - An Autobiography, Balsan, Consuelo Vanderbilt (formerly Duchess of Marlborough)
37 The Glitter and the Gold - An Autobiography
Balsan, Consuelo Vanderbilt (formerly Duchess of Marlborough)
New York Harper & Brothers 1952 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original dust jacket. Clean blue boards with black cloth spine, gold title box on spine. No fraying 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. 336 pages with index. Dust jacket is not price clipped (4.00 on front inside flap), has edge wear, closed tears, small chips, light soiling to rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Intimately, wittily, and with disenchanted affection, the author writes of New York society and of its personalities in the eighteen-eighties and nineties, the golden years of the original "400." As well as a biography, this is an important social history of the Victorian Age and the decline and fall of European society. 025561

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38 Lionhearts Heroes of Israel
Bar-Zohar, Michael
New York Warner Books 1998 0-446-52358-5 / 9780446523585 Stated First Edition Hardbound Near FIne Fine Jacket 
330 pgs. Nr Fine in Fine DJ - new archival quality mylar cover. Clean and tight hardbound book; no names or writing inside. Remainder mark on bottom edges. Illustrated with photographs. A celebration of Israel's most courageous men and women. Clean, unchipped dustjacket has not been price clipped. 9-3/4" x 7-3/4". Israel. 003189

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The Duke of Puddle Dock: Travels in the Footsteps of Stamford Raffles, Barley, Nigel
39 The Duke of Puddle Dock: Travels in the Footsteps of Stamford Raffles
Barley, Nigel
New York Henry Holt & Co. 1991 0-8050-1968-5 / 9780805019681 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Clean orange boards with beige cloth spine, brown lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 276 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, with one tiny edge tear (1/16"). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Tracing the travels of Sir Stamford Raffles, colonial adventurer of the British Empire era. 8 vo.. Adventure. 011072

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The Desert Generals, Barnett, Correlli
40 The Desert Generals
Barnett, Correlli
New York Viking Press 1961 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in original unclipped dustjacket. Clean unfaded rust brown cloth boards with black title box, gold lettering on spine. No bumping 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. with index. Illustrated with black & white photographic plates and maps. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has one very tiny chip at top rear spine corner (size of grain of rice), no tears, hint of mildest soiling. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Extraoridinary real and intimate pictures of five men under the strain of command in battle, and first account of the Desert campaign of 1940-43 during WWII. 018464

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