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Alas, Poor Yorick!, BIll, Alfred H.
61 Alas, Poor Yorick!
BIll, Alfred H.
Boston Little Brown 1927 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, with 1927 on title page, "Published September, 1927" on copyright page. Clean unfaded rust brown ribbed cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. Hint of slightest surface wear to spine corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Lovely frontis illustration with clean tissue guard. 263 pgs. Illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped, has some very shallow edge chipping, short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Historical romance and intrigue woven around the character of "Parson Yorick", one of the most illustrious clergymen of literary genius in England. 8vo. Historical Fiction. 016361

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The Libyan Arena: The United States, Britain, and the Council of Foreign Ministers, 1945-1948, BIlls, Scott L.
62 The Libyan Arena: The United States, Britain, and the Council of Foreign Ministers, 1945-1948
BIlls, Scott L.
Kent, Ohio/London The Kent State University Press 1997 0-87338-511-X / 9780873385114 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition in clean dust jacket. Very clean black cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean red endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 209 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Middle East. 012048

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America's Secret Aristocracy, Birmingham, Stephen
63 America's Secret Aristocracy
Birmingham, Stephen
Boston Little Brown And Company 1987 0316096504 / 9780316096508 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean light brown boards with blue cloth spine, crisp silver lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean blank endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 334 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024319

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The Day Lincoln Was Shot, Bishop, Jim
64 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.
65 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
66 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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La Legion! - The French Foreign Legion and the Men Who Made it Glorious, Bocca, Geoffrey
67 La Legion! - The French Foreign Legion and the Men Who Made it Glorious
Bocca, Geoffrey
New York Thomas Y. Crowell 1964 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Good Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in original jacket. Clean beige cloth boards with blue and red lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean. Clean orange endpapers; no names or bookplates. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 307 pages with index. Dust jacket is not price clipped (5.95 on front inside flap), has several closed edge tears, shallow chipping at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 022488

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The British Empire, Bolitho, Hector
68 The British Empire
Bolitho, Hector
London B. T. Batsford, Ltd. 1948 First edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, with "First Published, Winter, 1947-48" on copyright page. Clean red cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear, small bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Endpapers illustrated with maps; previous owner inscription in upper margin of front free endpaper. 246 pgs. with index. Illustrated with black & white photographs and maps. Dustjacket has mere hint of very light foxing, a few very small chips at top and bottom spine edges, corner price clipped on front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. An informed survey of the countries ofthe British Commonwealth of Nations, India and the Colonies of the Empire, with information on their lands, people and products of the Colonial period. 017763

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Mussolini - The Wild Man of Europe, Bond, John
69 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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Boswell for the Defence 1769-1774, Boswell, James (William K. Wimsatt, Jr. and Frederick A. Pottle, Editors)
70 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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The Emperor's White Horses, Bowen, Vernon
71 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
72 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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Western World Costume - An Outline History, Bradley, Carolyn G.
73 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
74 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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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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Then & Now: Quaker Essays: Historical and Contemporary, Brinton, Anna
77 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
78 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
79 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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80 The Times of Melville and Whitman
Brooks, Van Wyck
J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. 1949 Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
373 pgs. VG Clean and tight brown cloth book with gold lettering on spine - no names or writing inside.Biography. 002176

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