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The Mysterious Death of Dag Hammarskjold, Gavshon, Arthur L.
201 The Mysterious Death of Dag Hammarskjold
Gavshon, Arthur L.
New York Walker and Company 1962 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in unclipped dust jacket. Black cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Very light soiling. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No previous owner names, writing or bookplates. 243 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (4.50 on front inside flap), has very shallow chipping at top spine edge (1/4"), very light rubbing, one very short closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Explores the many puzzling circumstances attending the flight and crash of a DC-6B on September 17, 1961, with U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold aboard. Hammarskjold was on a mission of peace for the Congo when the plane carrying him and 16 other people crashed in Rhodesia. Rumors persist that Hammarskjold's body was found with a bullet in his neck, along with other odd circumstances surrounding his death. 022932

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The Mountain Men, George Laycock
202 The Mountain Men
George Laycock
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Stackpole Books 1988 1556540345 / 9781556540349 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near FIne Jacket Tom Beecham and others 
Clean unworn book and unchipped dust jacket. Size approx. 8-1/2" x 10-1/2". Clean smooth rust brown boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with drawings by Tom Beecham, as well as full-color illustrations, photographs and maps. 308 pages with index. Dust jacket has small corner clip to front inside flap (clipped Canadian price; American price still visible - 24.95 - but neatly inked over). No chipping, no tears. Enclosed in removable mylar cover. 024874

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Military Career of Napoleon the Great, Gibbs, Montgomery B.
203 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

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Perpetual Motion, Gibson, Graeme
204 Perpetual Motion
Gibson, Graeme
Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A. St Martins Pr 1983 0-312-60132-8 / 9780312601324 Stated First American Edition Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean black cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. 283 pgs. Clean dustjacket has one 3/4" closed tear at base of rear flap fold. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Set in southern Ontario in the late 19th century, this novel chronicles the fortunes of a man driven by the idea of inventing a perpetual motion machine. 8 Vo. Fiction. 012232

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The Return to Camelot: Chivalry and the English Gentleman, Girouard, Mark
205 The Return to Camelot: Chivalry and the English Gentleman
Girouard, Mark
New Haven/London Yale University Press 1985 0-300-02739-7 / 9780300027396 First Edition, Second Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Clean green cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers; tasteful bookplate on back of front free endpaper. 312 pgs. with index. Beautifully illustrated with full color photographs and reproductions of art. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A study of the metaphors of amelot and the mediaeval knight's concept of honour, bravery, service and self-sacrifice and how it shaped the character of English society. 8" x 10". Middle Ages. 013347

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Headwaters of the Mississippi - Comprising Biographical Sketches of Early and Recent Explorers of the Great River, and a Full Account of the Discovery and Location of its True Source in a Lake Beyond Itasca, Glazier, Captain Willard
206 Headwaters of the Mississippi - Comprising Biographical Sketches of Early and Recent Explorers of the Great River, and a Full Account of the Discovery and Location of its True Source in a Lake Beyond Itasca
Glazier, Captain Willard
Chicago / New York Rand McNally & Company 1893 Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Copyright date 1892; date on title page 1893. Decorated dark blue-green cloth boards with gold and silver illustration on cover (map of Lake Glazier and Lake Itasca), gold shield title box and Indian paddling canoe on spine, black lakes map illustration on rear board. Beveled board edges. Slight wear to corners and spine edges. Light soiling (a few very tiny spots). Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean with clean floral endpapers; neatly ink-stamped previous owner name on blank front fly leaf. Frontis portrait of Willard Glazier with tissue guard. 527 pgs. with index. Illustrated with black & white plates, map. Beautiful solid book. 024484

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The Nuremberg Trial and Aggressive War, Glueck, Sheldon
207 The Nuremberg Trial and Aggressive War
Glueck, Sheldon
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1946 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean light brown cloth boards with red lettering and small decoration on cover, red lettering and small decoration on spine. Tiny closed tear to cloth at top spine edge (1/4"). No other wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Small previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper. Foreword by Robert H. Jackson, Supreme Court Justice of the United States. 121 pages. Dust jacket is age-toned, not price clipped, shallow chipping at top spine edge (1/4"), closed tear at top of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024684

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The Nuremberg Trial and Aggressive War, Glueck, Sheldon
208 The Nuremberg Trial and Aggressive War
Glueck, Sheldon
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1946 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
Exceptionally clean yellow/tan cloth boards with red lettering and small decoration on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Very small previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper covered with thin line of white-out. No other marks. 121 pgs. Clean, unfaded dustjacket is not price clipped ($2.00 on front inside flap), unchipped, with one very tiny closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 12mo. World War II. 015423

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Pennsylvania Reader, Goho, Stephen O.
209 The Pennsylvania Reader
Goho, Stephen O.
American Book Co. 1897 Hard Cover Near FIne No Dustjacket Jacket 
Very clean tan cloth boards with decorative title box, bright gilt lettering on cover, gilt lettering and small decoration on spine. No fraying, very little wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, no foxing. No names, bookplates or marks. 207 pgs. Illustrated throughout with engravings. An exceptionally nice copy of this book. 008989

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Forgotten Pioneer, Golden, Harry
210 Forgotten Pioneer
Golden, Harry
Cleveland / New York World Publishing 1963 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Leonard Vosburgh, Illustrator 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Clean beige cloth boards with small brown illustration on cover, black lettering will small illustration on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated by Leonard Vosburgh. 157 pages + Bibliography. Dust jacket is not price clipped (4.00 on front inside flap), very tiny chip at top edge of front panel (1/4" depth). Author's photo and brief bio on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023220

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Forgotten Pioneer, Golden, Harry
211 Forgotten Pioneer
Golden, Harry
Cleveland / New York World Publishing 1963 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket Leonard Vosburgh, Illustrator 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in clean unclipped dustjacket. Beige cloth boards with small illustration in brown on cover and spine, black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Offset (brown shadow) to a few pages from an enclosed newspaper article reviewing the book. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated by Leonard Vosburgh. 157 pp. + bibliography. Clean illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of the old-time pack peddlers who walked the countryside in America from the earliest beginnings of our country until the mid-1920's. 020777

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Mr. Kennedy and the Negroes, Golden, Harry
212 Mr. Kennedy and the Negroes
Golden, Harry
Cleveland and New York World Publishing 1964 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in original jacket. Clean red cloth boards with silver lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 319 pgs. with index. Frontis photo of John F. Kennedy at the White House with Martin Luther King and other civil rights leaders on August 28, 1963. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, price clip at top corner of front inside flap. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A serious analysis of the entire move toward civil rights for African Americans in the United States and an in-depth study of President John F. Kennedy's commitment to that social revolution. 018700

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The Same Scourge, Goldthorpe, John
213 The Same Scourge
Goldthorpe, John
New York G. P. Putnam's 1956 Stated First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Very clean beige cloth boards with blue-black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean, with slight dust-speckling to edges. Endpapers intact; no names, writing or marks. 311 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, small chips at base of spine, wear to spine corners. Photo of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A story of the Roman occupation of Palestine and the crucifiction of Christ. 8vo. Religion. 013670

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The Same Scourge, Goldthorpe, John
214 The Same Scourge
Goldthorpe, John
New York G. P. Putnam's 1956 Stated First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean beige cloth boards with black lettering on spine. Hint of slightest edge wear to base spine edge. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 311 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few tiny edge chips and closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. "A story that portrays at once Roman power and Jewish intransigence, military pomp and the Message of Peace, much cruelty and the new humanity among men, fierce desires and self-abnegation, the pride of Jew and Roman alike and the conquering humility of the Man." A story of the Roman occupation of Palestine. 8vo. Religion. 015526

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The Black Death Natural and Human Disaster in Medieval Europe, Gottfried, Robert S.
215 The Black Death Natural and Human Disaster in Medieval Europe
Gottfried, Robert S.
New York Free Press 1983 0029126304 / 9780029126301 First Edition, First Printing Book Near Fine near fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with full number line on copyright page. Very clean unfaded black cloth boards with bright metallic lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Very tiny black dot at base of spine, otherwise pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 203 pgs. with index. Clean unfaded dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Traces the causes and far-reaching consequences of this infamous outbreak of plague that spread across the continent of Europe from 1347 to 1351. 018261

Price: 15.00 USD
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There Goes Maine!: A Somewhat History, Sort Of, of the Pine Tree State, Gould, John
216 There Goes Maine!: A Somewhat History, Sort Of, of the Pine Tree State
Gould, John
New York W. W. Norton & Company 1990 0393028348 / 9780393028348 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, SIGNED by the author, in unchipped jacket. Clean moss green boards with green cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and signed on front free endpaper by author: "For Jean Hartsock-Palmer with everything good! - John Gould - 1990." 268 pp. Dustjacket is unchipped, small price clip to upper corner of front inside flap, light soiling to rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Maine's nationally acclaimed chronicler, John Gould, presents an irreverent, vastly entertaining account of the impact of Maine on the history of North America. 020545

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Don't Fence Me In - Leprosy in Modern Times, Gould, Tony
217 Don't Fence Me In - Leprosy in Modern Times
Gould, Tony
London Bloomsbury Publishing 2005 074757510X / 9780747575108 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First printing in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean brown boards with black lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Clean brown endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 420 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (L20.00 on front inside flap), slightest hint of edge wear, no chips or tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A superb and enlightened book to throw light into the shadows of a still-feared disease. 023341

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218 Schley and Santiago: An Historical Account of the Blockade and Final Destruction of the Spanish Fleet Under Command of Admiral Pasquale Cervera, July 3, 1898
Graham, George Edward
Chicago W. B. Conkey Co. 1902 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket Illustrated with Photographs By the Author During the Battle 
Clean navy blue cloth boards with bright gilt lettering on cover and spine. Slight wear at top and bottom of spine. Gilt top edges. Some cracking at rear hinge. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 474 pgs. Illustrated with black & white plates. 8vo. War/Military. 008617

Price: 25.00 USD
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My Century, Grass, Gunter
219 My Century
Grass, Gunter
New York Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1999 015100496X / 9780151004966 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, first printing (stated "First Edition" with ACEDB on copyright page), in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean pale gray boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 280 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped (25.00/17.00 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. From Germany's most eminent contemporary writer and winner of the 1999 Nobel Prize for Literature, a collection of interlinked stories celebrating the twentieth century - an historical portrait of the millennium in all its grandeur and in all its horror. 023343

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Pine, Stream and Prairie: Wisconsin and Minnesota in Profile, Gray, James
220 Pine, Stream and Prairie: Wisconsin and Minnesota in Profile
Gray, James
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1945 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Near FIne Good+ Jacket 
Very clean golden cloth boards with gold decoration on cover, gold lettering and decoration on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean fold-out map at front of book in excellent condition. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with photographs. 312 pgs. + index. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has edge chipping and closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Comprehensive book covering the hunting, fishing, resources, politics and influential people in the history of Minnesota and Wisconsin. 8vo. Minnesota. 011749

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