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The Day Lincoln Was Shot, Bishop, Jim
61 The Day Lincoln Was Shot
Bishop, Jim
New York Harper & Brothers 1955 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean green marbled boards, black cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. Tiny closed tear to cloth at upper spine corner (1/4"). Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Endpapers are illustrated with map of Washington at the time of the assassination. Tasteful previous owner bookplate on front free endpaper. A little thinning to paper on half-title page from erasure below title. Illustrated with historical photographs. 304 pages plus index. 024695

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Fear, War and the Bomb - Military and Political Consequences of Atomic Energy, Blackett, P.M.S.
62 Fear, War and the Bomb - Military and Political Consequences of Atomic Energy
Blackett, P.M.S.
New York Whittlesey House - McGraw Hill 1949 First American Edition, First printing Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
First American edition in unclipped original dust jacket. Clean unfaded dark blue cloth boards with green lettering on spine. Tiny spot of wear to each of the lower corner tips. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 244 pages with index. Dust jacket is clean, has some edge wear, small corner chip at top left corner of front panel, surface scrape to lower spine. Author's photo on rear inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A brilliant analysis of the problem posed by the discovery of atomic energy, which became a milestone in post-Hiroshima thinking, by the 1948 Nobel Prize Winner. 024801

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Gettysburg - The Pictures and the Story, Blocher, David
63 Gettysburg - The Pictures and the Story
Blocher, David
Gettysburg, PA Blocher's 1930 Revised Edition soft cover Near Fine 
Revised Edition (Twenty-second Edition). Very clean brown wraps with silk rope binding intact. Illustrated cover. No chipping or creasing; a few tiny closed edge tears. Oblong book (12" x 9-1/4"). Clean "spider-web" tissue guard at front and rear. 68 pages, illustrated with large black and white photographs. Information on the Gettysburg National Park, map of the Park, history of the battle, monuments, Lincoln's Gettysburg Address on back of rear panel. 021215

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Images of a Free Press, Bollinger, Lee C.
64 Images of a Free Press
Bollinger, Lee C.
Chicago University Of Chicago Press 1991 0226063488 / 9780226063485 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in a clean unclipped dust jacket - book and jacket in as new condition. Clean dark blue boards with dark blue cloth spine, red metallic lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, all pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 209 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unworn, no chips, no tears, not price clipped (22.50 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Rich in historical detail, this book is an elegant, powerful guide to the evolution of our modern conception of freedom of the press and its strengths and weaknesses. 026386

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Mussolini - The Wild Man of Europe, Bond, John
65 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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His Name Was Raoul Wallenberg, Borden, Louise W.
66 His Name Was Raoul Wallenberg
Borden, Louise W.
Houghton Mifflin 2012 0618507558 / 9780618507559 First Trade Cloth Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in as new condition with clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean mustard yellow cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean blue endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Profusely illustrated with color and black and white photographs. 136 pages. Clean crisp dust jacket is unworn, no chips, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. True inspirational story for young people about a hero who made a difference during the Nazi occupation of Hungary. 026001

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Boswell for the Defence 1769-1774, Boswell, James (William K. Wimsatt, Jr. and Frederick A. Pottle, Editors)
67 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

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Shooting the Russian War, Bourke-White, Margaret
68 Shooting the Russian War
Bourke-White, Margaret
New York Simon & Schuster 1942 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in original dust jacket. Beige cloth boards with red star on cover, red and black lettering on spine. No fraying or wear, but some fading from moisture to board edges. No musty smell or mildew. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with two previous owner names neatly penned on front free endpaper. Text block edges are clean red top-stained. Illustrated with many beautiful half-tone plates. 298 pages with Appendix. Dust jacket is not price clipped, has some age-toning, edge chips and short closed tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Spurred by a premonition of history about to made, and armed with six hundred pounds of photographic equipment, Margaret Bourke-White, one of America's leading photographers, arrived in Moscow in may, 1941. When the Germans attacked, two months later, the Soviet government issued a proclamation that anyone found with a camera would be shot on sight. After a two-weeks siege of officialdom, Miss Bourke-White was awarded a photographer's "passport" - the only one given to a non-Russian, and from then on the shutters of her five cameras clicked unceasingly. This book, illustrated with almost a hundred of her best shots, records the ordeal of the Russian people as seen through the eyes and expert camera lens of one of America's finest photographers. 025795

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The Emperor's White Horses, Bowen, Vernon
69 The Emperor's White Horses
Bowen, Vernon
New York David McKay Company 1956 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Hans Kreis, Illustrator 
First Edition in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Clean rose brown cloth boards with small mare and colt illustration on cover, black lettering and small decoration on spine. No fading, fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with blank endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated by Hans Kreis. 148 pages. Clean jacket is not price clipped (2.75 on front inside flap), no chips, two very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Into the war-torn city of Vienna in 1945 comes young Franz Hofer of the Tyrol, on an almost hopeless search for his parents, seized by Hitler's secret police. Here he finds his cousin Willi -- and an amazing adventure. For Willi is a stableboy at the renowned Spanish Riding School, last center of the art of classical riding; and when Franz too is hired as a stableboy, he becomes involved in the fate of the eighty beautiful Lipizzan stallions: Emperor Franz Josef's white horses, whose blood lines trace back to the time of Caesar. 025481

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These English, Braden, Bernard
70 These English
Braden, Bernard
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1948 First Canadian Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Jacket John A. Hall, Illustrator 
First Canadian Edition in original dust jacket. Very clean rose red cloth boards with black title box, bright gold lettering on spine. Top and bottom spine edges very lightly bumped, no fraying, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. 240 pgs. with illustrations by John A. Hall. Clean dustjacket has very shallow chipping at top and bottom spine edge, short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. An adaptation of Bernard Braden's C.B.C. programs of similar title, and was the result of thousands of requests from radio listeners tha these broadcasts be put in permanent form. Mr. Braden visited England in the summer of 1947 where he obtained interviews with people prominent in the political, economic and social reconstruction of England. 5-1/2" x 8". Great Britain. 016961

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71 Lucrezia Borgia
Bradford, Sarah
New York Viking 2004 0670033537 / 9780670033539 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First American Edition (first printing, with full number line) in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean beige cloth boards with blue cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white plates. 421 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author is an expert on the Borgia family and in Lucrezia she has found a subject ideally suited to her gift for narrative and psychological insight. Sex, gossip, murder, astonishing beauty and ambition--this is the Renaissance at its most irresistible. 026746

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Western World Costume - An Outline History, Bradley, Carolyn G.
72 Western World Costume - An Outline History
Bradley, Carolyn G.
New York Appleton Century Crofts 1954 Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Clean book, probably first edition (no additional printings). Clean reddish brown and yellow paper covered boards with yellow cloth spine. No fraying or wear-through. Tiny bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Decorated endpapers. Very small neat previous owner name and address at top corner of front pastedown. No other marks. Illustrated with drawings throughout. 451 pages with index. 023849

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Flyboys, Bradley, James
73 Flyboys
Bradley, James
Boston Little Brown 2003 0-316-10584-8 / 9780316105842 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition, with full number line on copyright page. Clean unfaded dark blue boards with clean red spine, silver lettering on spine. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean photo-illustrated endpapers. 398 pgs. Illustrated with black & white plates. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The story of a group of American flyers who were captured by the Japanese during World War II and held prisoner on Chichi Jima. 6-1/4" x 9-1/2". World War II. 017003

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How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous, Bragg, Georgia
74 How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous
Bragg, Georgia
Walker (Bloomsbury Imprint) 2012 0802798179 / 9780802798176 Later printing Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Kevin O'Malley, Illustrator 
Very clean book in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean glossy illustrated boards. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright, with black endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with fun drawings by Kevin O'Malley. 184 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Can't lick death, might as well have fun with it! Over the course of history, men and women have lived and died. Here are the stories of famous deaths from King Tut's ancient autopsy to Henry VIII's explosive demise to Albert Einstein's great brain escape, these pages contain all the gory details of the awful ends of nineteen awfully famous people. 026026

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75 Speak for England - An Oral History of England: 1900-1975 Based on Interviews with Inhabitants of Wigton, Cumberland
Bragg, Melvyn
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1977 0-394-40855-1 / 9780394408552 Stated First American Edition Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good Minus Jacket 
Clean black boards with black 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, writing or marks. 499 pgs. illustrated with photographs and maps. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has 1-1/2" closed tear and wrinkle at top edge of front panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Great Britain. 009915

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The Sword and the Miracle, Bragg, Melvyn
76 The Sword and the Miracle
Bragg, Melvyn
New York Random House 1997 0-375-50003-0 / 9780375500039 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First U.S. Edition. Clean blue boards with clean black spine, bright gold lettering on spine. Sharp corners, no bumping, hint of slightest surface wear at spine base. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 541 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Acclaimed epic novel first published in Great Britain, set at the tumultuous dawn of Christianity in Britain and Ireland. Large 8vo. Fiction. 016289

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The English Farmhouse, Briggs, Martin S.
77 The English Farmhouse
Briggs, Martin S.
London B. T. Batsford, Ltd. 1953 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in unclipped original dust jacket. Clean dark green cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fraying or fading. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with 132 photographs and line drawings. 242 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, has a few tiny edge nicks and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. History is written here in tiles and beams, stones and thatch...a wonderful book for any lover of the English countryside and its heritage. 026464

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Then & Now: Quaker Essays: Historical and Contemporary, Brinton, Anna
78 Then & Now: Quaker Essays: Historical and Contemporary
Brinton, Anna
Philadelphia University of Pennsylvania Press 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in original dust jacket. Pale green cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Clean, with a few faint white specks to boards. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Previous owner name in very tiny print at top edge of front free endpaper. 352 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight age-toning to white edges, small corner chips and 1/3" closed tear at top of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 007588

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The Medici - A Great Florentine Family, Brion, Marcel
79 The Medici - A Great Florentine Family
Brion, Marcel
New York Crown Publishers 1969 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, in clean dustjacket. Clean beige buckram cloth boards with small decoration on cover, black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers; no names,writing or marks. 216 pgs. with index. Printed on glossy high quality paper, illustrated with full color and black & white plates. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, hint of edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of the leading family of Florence, Italy in the period of their ascendancy. 018429

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Come the Three Corners - Achievements of the Empire Overseas Since War Began, Brittain, Sir Harry
80 Come the Three Corners - Achievements of the Empire Overseas Since War Began
Brittain, Sir Harry
London Hutchinson 1940 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First edition in original jacket. Clean red cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 222 pp. with fold-out map at rear of book ("The Navy's Colossal Task of Guarding British Merchant Ships at Sea"). Illustrated with 48 photographs. Clean dustjacket is price clipped at lower corner of front inside flap, has 1/2" chip at base of spine, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 019961

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