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From Candlelight to Satellite, Atherton, Grace H.
21 From Candlelight to Satellite
Atherton, Grace H.
New Orleans Pelican 1959 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good Jacket Signed
Clean blue cloth boards with darker blue lettering on cover and spine. Some fading to spine and edges; no fraying. Binding is tight, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Beautifully inscribed and SIGNED BY AUTHOR on frontfly leaf: "Marjorie R. Jackson - Years pass but memories remain, we share many! - Grace H. Atherton - 1961". Small return address sticker of Mrs. Herber W. Jackson of Boston, Massachusetts on front free and fixed endpaper. 212 pgs. Illustrated with photographs. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has light soiling (water marks) to spine, small edge chips at top edge of front and rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Written with charm and literary skill by one who has seen the world turned topsy-turvy during her ninety years, this book brings back to us the customs and ways of life before World War I. 8vo. History. 014908

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Days of Honey: The Tunisian Boyhood of Rafael Uzan, Awret, Irene
22 Days of Honey: The Tunisian Boyhood of Rafael Uzan
Awret, Irene
New York Schocken Books 1984 0-8052-3923-5 / 9780805239232 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with full number line on copyright page. Clean unfaded maroon cloth boards with gold 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. 245 pgs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, with very slight fading to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A memoir capturing the personalities and traditions of Jewish-Tunisian culture. 6-1/2" x 9-1/4". Biography. 017034

Price: 18.00 USD
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Little Abe Lincoln, Babcock, Bernie
23 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

Price: 50.00 USD
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Paradox Isle, Bache, Carol
24 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

Price: 20.00 USD
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Texas Yankee - The Story of Gail Borden, Baker, Nina Brown
25 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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Roman Candle, Baldridge, Letitia
26 Roman Candle
Baldridge, Letitia
Boston, Massachusetts Houghton Mifflin 1956 First Edition, Second Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Second Printing, November 1956, in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean decorated boards with rust red cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks - some very slight browning from news article laid in about the author. 308 pages. Dust jacket is clean, not price clipped (3.75 on front inside flap), has a few short closed edge tears. Very nice photo of author on rear panel holding a guitar. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author's story of her dream come true - a job in Europe (at the American Embassy in Italy) and a love affair with the Italian people. 025219

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The Glitter and the Gold - An Autobiography, Balsan, Consuelo Vanderbilt (formerly Duchess of Marlborough)
27 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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28 In The Men's House
Barkalow, Captain Carol
Poseidon Press 1990 0-671-67312-2 / 9780671673123 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Fine Jacket 
Clean black boards with gray cloth spine, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear, binding is tight & square, pages are bright and clean. 283 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket has not been price clipped, is unchipped, and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 004922

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Wind That Shakes the Barley - A Novel of the Life and Loves of Robert Burns, Barke, James
29 The Wind That Shakes the Barley - A Novel of the Life and Loves of Robert Burns
Barke, James
New York Macmillan 1947 Later printing Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
Clean gray cloth boards with burgundy decoration on cover, burgundy lettering on spine. Hint of surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; tasteful previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper. 348 pages. 021270

Price: 7.00 USD
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The Duke of Puddle Dock: Travels in the Footsteps of Stamford Raffles, Barley, Nigel
30 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

Price: 12.00 USD
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31 Anne Boleyn
Barrington, E.
Garden City, New York Doubleday, Doran & Co. 1932 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean black boards with turquoise decoration and lettering on spine. Very light hint of surface wear to top/base of spine and corners, no fraying. Pages, edges and endpapers are clean and bright; no writing or marks. Stated First Edition. 396 pgs. 5-3/4" x 8". Biography. 014597

Price: 15.00 USD
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Glorious Apollo, Barrington, E.
32 Glorious Apollo
Barrington, E.
New York Dodd Mead 1925 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with stamped gold lettering on spine. Hint of surface wear at spine corners, no fraying. Slight bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean decorated endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Frontis portrait of Lord Byron with clean tissue guard. 371 pgs. 8vo. Biography. 012876

Price: 10.00 USD
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33 Helen Hayes - First Lady of the American Theatre
Barrow, Kenneth
Doubleday 1985 Stated First Edition Hardbound Near FIne Very Good+ Jacket 
216 pgs. Nr Fine in VG+ DJ - new mylar cover Very clean tight book. No names or marks. Clean dust jacket is unclipped, unchipped. 8 vo.. Biography. 001934

Price: 10.00 USD
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34 The Story of Lindbergh the Lone Eagle
Beamish, Richard J.
International Press 1927 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean blue illustrated cloth boards with gold lettering. Light corner wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean. P/O name on front free endpaper. Illustrated with photographs. 320 pgs. 8vo. Aviation. 001520

Price: 10.00 USD
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Yankee Auctioneer, Bean, George H.
35 Yankee Auctioneer
Bean, George H.
Boston Little Brown 1948 Later Printing Hard Cover Very Good Good Jacket Signed
Later printing, signed by author. Unfaded red cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No fraying or wear, faint hint of soiling. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and signed on front free endpaper: "Signed for Ethel L. Avery by George H. Bean - July 25, 1949." Light foxing to endpapers. 247 pgs. Color illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped, unfaded, with 2" wide chip at top left corner edge, max. depth of 1-1/2", small rear top corner chip, corner wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The autobiography of George Bean, famous New England auctioneer. Filled with salty humor and tips on what it takes to be a successful auctioneer. Approx 8" x 6". Biography. 016900

Price: 30.00 USD
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Humphrey Bogart, Benchley, Nathaniel
36 Humphrey Bogart
Benchley, Nathaniel
Boston Little, Brown 1975 0316088862 / 9780316088862 First Edition, Second Printing Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Second printing in dust jacket. Very clean black boards with black cloth spine; bright silver lettering on cover, red metallic lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean red endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with stunning photographs and movie stills. 242 pages. Photographic dust jacket is not price clipped; very slight edge wear. enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An affectionate, funny, always perceptive portrait of the society blue blood who played tough men with more style and panache than any other actor in Hollywood, before or since. 023773

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Stone Mason of Tor House - The Life and Times of Robinson Jeffers, Bennett, Melba Berry
37 The Stone Mason of Tor House - The Life and Times of Robinson Jeffers
Bennett, Melba Berry
New York The Ward Ritchie Press 1966 Later printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Very clean book SIGNED by the author in original unclipped jacket. Later printing (no statement of edition). Clean unfaded black cloth boards with gold decoration on cover, gold letteirng on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Inscribed and signed on front free endpaper by author: "For Dan McCall - Warm Regards, Melba Berry Bennett." Foreword by Lawrence Clark Powell. 264 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (10.00 on front inside flap), very slight edge wear and a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. First full-length biography of Robinson Jeffers, one of the great American poets. 022152

Price: 40.00 USD
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38 Lindbergh
Berg, A. Scott
Putnams 1998 0-399-14449-8 / 9780399144493 Cloth Bds Near FIne Near Fine Jacket 
Nr Fine in Nr Fine DJ protected with Brodart mylar coverBiography. 001068

Price: 10.00 USD
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39 In Africa with Schweitzer
Berman, Dr. Edgar
Far Hills, NJ New Horizon Press 1986 0-88282-025-7 / 9780882820255 First Edition Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good Jacket 
Clean gold boards with brown cloth spine, gold 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. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has very light wear at top & bottom of spine and to one corner, very small closed edge tear (1/4"). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. "A remarkable memoir by the U.S. surgeon who worked with Schweitzer". "A moving, in-depth portrait of one of this century's most remarkable men and of the provacative writer-physician who sought him out". 8vo. Biography. 007716

Price: 12.00 USD
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In Africa with Schweitzer, Berman, Dr. Edgar
40 In Africa with Schweitzer
Berman, Dr. Edgar
Far Hills, NJ New Horizon Press 1986 0-88282-025-7 / 9780882820255 First Edition Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean beige boards with toast brown cloth spine, gold 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. illustrated with photographs, map. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with light corner wear, one closed edge tear (1/4"). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Biography. 008195

Price: 12.00 USD
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