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41 Voices of Silence: Lives of the Trappists Today
Bianco, Frank
New York Paragon House 1991 1-55778-305-5 / 9781557783059 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Clean black boards with turqoise spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 220 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Religion. 010208

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My Life, Bill Clinton
42 My Life
Bill Clinton
New York Alfred A. Knopf 2004 0375414576 / 9780375414572 Stated First Edition Hardback Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean unfaded dark blue boards with blind-stamped lettering on cover, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white plates. 957 page plus index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped; light corner crease to rear inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024341

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The Rabbi on Forty-Seventh Street, Birstein, Ann
43 The Rabbi on Forty-Seventh Street
Birstein, Ann
New York Dial Press 1982 0385274297 / 9780385274296 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, in clean unclipped jacket. Clean blue gray boards with unfaded blue-black cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. Small bump to lower front board edge and tiny bump to corner tip. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 202 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, one very short closed tear at top rear edge; small corner crease to front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The exuberant story of Bernard Birstein--his immigrant travels and trails in America and his rabbinical adventures i nthe heart of Broadway--as told by his daughter. 018447

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The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill: A Love Story . . .with Wings, Bittner, Mark
44 The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill: A Love Story . . .with Wings
Bittner, Mark
Harmony 2004 0609610554 / 9780609610558 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. White boards with blue spine, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 289 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Inspiring story of how one man found his life's work--and true love--among a gang of wild parrots roosting in one of America's most picturesque urban settings. 025580

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Mama's Way, Bjorn, Thyra Ferre
45 Mama's Way
Bjorn, Thyra Ferre
New York Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1962 First Edition, Fourth Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Very clean brown cloth boards with golden brown cloth spine, red lettering on spine. No fraying or wear, very slight bump to one corner. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on front free endpaper. No other marks. 214 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, slight wear at corner tips and spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Nice clean book & dustjacket, signed by author -- gift quality. 8vo. Scandinavia. 011589

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46 The Home Has a Heart
Bjorn, Thyra Ferre
Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1968 03-068060-3 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Very clean pink boards with small heart on cover, black lettering and silver decoration on spine. Very little wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages are clean. Very small P/O label at inside edge of front free endpaper. Clean dustjacket has not been price clipped, has two small closed tears (under 1/2"). Enclosed in new mylar cover. 8vo. Sweden. 005346

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Daisy Bates in the Desert: A Woman's Life Among the Aborigines, Blackburn, Julia
47 Daisy Bates in the Desert: A Woman's Life Among the Aborigines
Blackburn, Julia
New York Pantheon 1994 0-679-42001-0 / 9780679420019 Stated First American Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Immaculately clean beige boards with gold author's initials on front cover, black cloth spine, gold stamped lettering on spine. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. 232 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, small price clip. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The true story of Daisy Bates, who in 1913 when she was fifty-four years old, went to live in the deserts of South Australia. 8vo. Adventure. 011963

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48 Katharine Ordway: The Lady Who Saved the Prairies
Blair, William D.
Arlington, Virginia, U.S.A. The Nature Conservancy 1989 0-9624590-0-3 / 9780962459009 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket Valerie A. Kells, Illustrator 
Very clean blue-green cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. 120 pgs. with index. Beautifully illustrated with color photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, has one tiny (1/16") closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 9-1/2" x 9-1/2". 011116

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49 Wallis and Edward: Letters 1931-1937 The Intimate Correspondence of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor
Bloch, Michael
New York Summit Books 1986 0-671-61209-3 / 9780671612092 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition. Very clean beige boards with dark blue cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumped corners, binding is tight & square, pages are bright and clean. Endpapers decorated with facsimiles of letters between the Duke and Duchess. No names or bookplates inside. Crisp, clean dustjacket has not been price clipped, but does have circular embossed (blind stamped) previous ownership insignia at bottom right corner of dustjacket. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Biography. 004118

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50 Presidential Anecdotes
Boller, Paul F., Jr.
New York/Oxford Oxford University Press 1981 0-19-502915-1 / 9780195029154 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean black cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Dark turquoise endpapers. P/O name on front free endpaper. Pages are bright and clean. Clean dustjacket has not been price clipped, is unchipped, with very small (1/16") closed tear at top rear edge, and a mere hint of wear at top of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Political. 004564

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Father Was an Editor, Bolles, Joshua K.
51 Father Was an Editor
Bolles, Joshua K.
New York W. W. Norton 1940 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Near FIne Near Fine Jacket Arthur D. Fuller, Illustrator Signed
Very clean beige cloth boards with red title box, stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. SIGNED by author on half-title. Tiny red number at top corner of front free endpaper. No other marks. 284 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, unfaded, not price clipped, with two very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 011559

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Mussolini - The Wild Man of Europe, Bond, John
52 Mussolini - The Wild Man of Europe
Bond, John
Washington DC Independent Publishing Co. 1929 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition. Very clean unfaded black cloth boards with unchipped gold lettering on cover and spine, clean unworn paste-on illustration on cover. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 206 pp. Illustrated with black and white plates. 021006

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True Steel - The Story of George Matthew Verity and His Associates, Borth, Christy
53 True Steel - The Story of George Matthew Verity and His Associates
Borth, Christy
Indianapolis Bobbs Merrill 1941 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Signed
First Edition (stated), SIGNED by the subject of this book (George M. Verity), in original dustjacket. Clean red cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear; tiny spot of fading at upper left spine corner. Binding is tight, no cracking; pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers (hint of browning). Inscribed and signed in blue ink below frontis photograph of author: "To J. F. Jorden - "Jap" - The End Man. Always held up his end. - George M. Verity." Pages and edges are clean. Illustrated with photographs. 319 pages with index. Dustjacket is price clipped, has very small corner chips, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of George M. Verity and his associates in The American Rolling Mill Company who in the turbulent world of steel built a great industry with cooperation based on understanding. 021414

Price: 75.00 USD
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Boswell on the Grand Tour - Italy, Corsica, and France 1765-1766, Boswell, James (Edited by Frank Brady & Frederick A. Pottle)
54 Boswell on the Grand Tour - Italy, Corsica, and France 1765-1766
Boswell, James (Edited by Frank Brady & Frederick A. Pottle)
New York McGraw-Hill 1955 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean original unclipped dust jacket. Clean blue boards with dark blue cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. Tiny points of wear at bottom corner tips. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean map-illustrated endpapers. Very small previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper. Illustrated. 356 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket (designed by Warren Chappell) is not price clipped (5.50 on front inside flap), has very shallow chipping at top spine edge, a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Sex, Religion and Politics - the three subjects of conversation forbidden in polite society - are James Boswell's main concerns in this fifth volume of the Boswell papers, which concludes his lively account of his European travels. 025090

Price: 35.00 USD
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Boswell In Search of A Wife 1766-1769, Boswell, James (Frank Brady & Frederick A. Pottle, Editors)
55 Boswell In Search of A Wife 1766-1769
Boswell, James (Frank Brady & Frederick A. Pottle, Editors)
New York McGraw-Hill 1956 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean original unchipped dust jacket. Clean blue boards with dark blue cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean map-illustrated endpapers. Small previous owner name and date neatly penned in corner on back of front free endpaper. 390 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is not price clipped (6.00 on front inside flap), has a few tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. One of the "Yale Editions" of the Private Papers of James Boswell. 025173

Price: 30.00 USD
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Boswell for the Defence 1769-1774, Boswell, James (William K. Wimsatt, Jr. and Frederick A. Pottle, Editors)
56 Boswell for the Defence 1769-1774
Boswell, James (William K. Wimsatt, Jr. and Frederick A. Pottle, Editors)
New York McGraw-Hill 1959 Stated First Edition Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Clean blue boards with dark blue cloth spine, unchipped gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean map-decorated endpapers, blue top-stained upper page edges. Small previous owner name and place in upper left corner of front fixed endpaper (beneath dust jacket flap). Illustrations and two fold-out maps (Edinburgh and London). 396 pages with index. Clean bright jacket is not price clipped (6.95 on front inside flap), has small chip at base of rear panel, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025069

Price: 25.00 USD
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57 My Love Affair with the Navy
Bosworth, Allan R.
New York W. W. Norton 1969 393-07449-8 First Edition, Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean navy blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped (small clip, however on lower front flap corner). Tiny chips at top of spine, 1/4" or less closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Military. 008369

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58 The Curse of the Misbegotten: A Tale of the House of O'Neill
Bowen, Croswell with the Assistance of Shane O'Neill
New York McGraw Hill 1959 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean unfaded red boards with clean gray cloth spine, red lettering on spine. No bumping; very tiny spot of light wear to one spine corner. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 384 pgs. with index. Clean unfaded dustjacket has two very short closed tears, tiny shallow chip at base of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Biography. 016239

Price: 25.00 USD
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59 Seven Winters and Afterthoughts
Bowen, Elizabeth
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1962 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean turqoise cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Hint of slight fading to board edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean red top-stained page edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 273 pgs. Dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, has slight browning to rear panel margins, a few tiny closed edge tears. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Author's memories of a Dublin childhood and pieces on writing. 8vo. Biography. 016578

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Daughters of Eve, Bradford, Gamaliel
60 Daughters of Eve
Bradford, Gamaliel
Boston/New York Houghton Mifflin 1930 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Very clean burgundy cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square. Pages and edges are clean, with hint of faint foxing to endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 304 pgs. with index. Illustrated with portraits of famous women. Dustjacket is not price-clipped, has some chipping at top of spine, short closed edge tears and tiny edge chips. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Biographic information on famous women including Madame Guyon, Catherine the Great, George Sand, Sarah Bernhardt and other endlessly fascinating females from history. 011381

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