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River's Rim, Abbott, Jane
1 River's Rim
Abbott, Jane
Philadelphia/New York J. B. Lippincott 1950 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean orange-brown cloth boards with black title box on spine. Very light surface wear to corners and spine edges, no fraying or wear-through. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Neatly penned previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper. 254 pgs. Dustjacket is clean, not price clipped, has slight fading to spine, 1/16" loss at top and bottom of spine, very short closed edge tears & slight edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Historical Novel. 011804

Price: 35.00 USD
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An Old Boy Remembers, Adams, John Quincy, D.D.
2 An Old Boy Remembers
Adams, John Quincy, D.D.
Boston Ruth Hill, Publisher 1935 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Signed
Clean brown pebbled cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and SIGNED by Adah N. Adams (author's wife): This books is presented to Mrs. Charles R. Thomas as a memorial to the love and esteem felt for her by the author and his wife. - Adah N. Adams - Aug. 30th, 1940". 125 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has corner chips, shallow loss at top and bottom of spine, a few closed tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Delightful reminiscenses of a once-typical American home still lit with candles and heated with open fires. 011817

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3 The Pizza Connection: Lawyers, Money, Drugs, Mafia
Alexander, Shana
New York, New York, U.S.A. Grove Press 1988 1-55584-027-2 / 9781555840273 Stated First Editiion Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
Clean gray hard cover paper boards with a four small pin marks, Authors initials embossed on front cover. Maroon cloth binding with silver lettering. Court room lay out on inside front cover and front free end paper. No names writing or book plates. Pages are clean and bright. Black and white photos. No cracking to hinges. 442 pgs, Binding tight and square, faint dust speckling to top of pages. Dust jacket is clean and bright, no tears, marks - enclosed in a new acid free mylar cover. 8 Vo. Mafia. 011295

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Center: People and Power in Political Washington, Alsop, Stewart
4 The Center: People and Power in Political Washington
Alsop, Stewart
New York Harper & Row 1968 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Very clean black cloth boards with gold and silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean gold endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 365 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, with one very small closed edge tear at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A vivid portrait of political Washington, a distillation of author's twenty years as a Washington columnist and top-flight political journalist. 016771

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5 Jack and Jackie: Portrait of an American Marriage
Andersen, Christopher
New York William Morrow 1996 0-688-14760-7 / 9780688147600 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean light gray boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 400 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no wear or tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 010433

Price: 12.00 USD
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Spanish Texas - Yesterday and Today, Ashford, Gerald
6 Spanish Texas - Yesterday and Today
Ashford, Gerald
Austin/New York Jenkins Publishing Company 1971 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean beige cloth boards with black decorative lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean marbled beige endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 296 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with several short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. This book tells the story of the Spanish heritage in Texas. 8vo. Texas. 012530

Price: 25.00 USD
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From Candlelight to Satellite, Atherton, Grace H.
7 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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A Man for the Ages: A Story of the Builders of Democracy, Bacheller, Irving
8 A Man for the Ages: A Story of the Builders of Democracy
Bacheller, Irving
Indianapolis Bobbs Merrill 1919 Early Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Signed
Clean red cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. Some fading to spine. Light corner wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by author on front flyleaf: "Introducing to Miss Marjorie O. Bronner the ladder climbers of (?) Hill and the good people of old Springfield - Irving Bacheller - 9-25-24 - Lake Placid Club, N.Y." 008209

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9 America Before Man
Baity, Elizabeth Chesley
New York The Viking Press 1953 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket C. B. Falls, Illustrator 
Clean red cloth boards with silver lettering and illustration of dinosaur on cover, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Color illustrated endpapers. Pages are clean and bright. Previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper. 224 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket has been price clipped, is unchipped with slight edge wear, small abrasion over publisher's name at base of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8 vo.. Paleontology. 008886

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Engine and the Gun, Barbary, James
10 The Engine and the Gun
Barbary, James
New York Meredith Press 1963 Stated First American Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket William McClaren, Illustrator 
Very clean charcoal boards with white cloth spine, black title box with 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 bookplates. Clean red endpapers. 159 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, slight wear at top of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Historical Fiction. 009378

Price: 10.00 USD
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America Yesterday, Beard, Nichols Bagley
11 America Yesterday
Beard, Nichols Bagley
New York The MacMillan Co. 1938 First Edition, Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Decorated silver cloth boards with illustration in black and orange on cover (cowboy on horseback). Light corner wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Very light soiling to cover. Pages are clean and bright, with beautiful illustrations throughout. Colored map of the United States on front free endpapers (a few pen squiggles on these endpapers, no other marks in book). 008940

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Just Around the Corner: A Highly Selective History of the Thirties, Bendiner, Robert
12 Just Around the Corner: A Highly Selective History of the Thirties
Bendiner, Robert
New York Harper & Row 1967 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean unfaded black boards with clean red cloth spine, gold decoration on cover and gold lettering on spine. No fraying, binding is tight, no cracking; slightest hint of lean. Pages and edges are clean; clean endpapers with chronicle of events; no names, writing or bookplates. 268 pgs. Illustrated with historical photographs. Dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears; author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A subjective and objective book of sophisticated irony, relating the history and meaning of the era of the Great Depression and the New Deal, written with humor, compassion and wisdom. 8vo. American History. 016795

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Reaching for Glory: Lyondon Johnson's Secret White House Tapes, 1964-1965, Beschloss, Michael
13 Reaching for Glory: Lyondon Johnson's Secret White House Tapes, 1964-1965
Beschloss, Michael
New York Simon & Schuster 2001 0-684-80408-5 / 9780684804088 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition in clean dust jacket. Very clean pale blue/white boards with blue spine, bright silver 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. 474 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Large 8vo. Political. 013222

Price: 12.00 USD
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14 Lady of Roanoke
Bothwell, Jean
New York Holt Rinehart Winston 1965 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good Jacket 
Very clean brown boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. Clean blue endpapers. 255 pgs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, price clipped, with one small spot of surface wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Historical Fiction. 010437

Price: 20.00 USD
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Flyboys: A True Story of Courage, Bradley, James
15 Flyboys: A True Story of Courage
Bradley, James
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Little Brown 2003 0-316-10584-8 / 9780316105842 First Edition, 7th Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean dark blue boards with red spine, bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean photo-illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 398 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The story of the fate of eight American fighter pilots who were captured by the Japanese during World War II. 8vo. World War II. 013417

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The Grip of Honor: A Story of Paul Jones and the American Revolution, Brady, Cyrus Townsend
16 The Grip of Honor: A Story of Paul Jones and the American Revolution
Brady, Cyrus Townsend
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1900 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket 
First Edition, with 1900 on title page and copyright page. Decorated green cloth boards with red, green and gold illustration on cover, gold stamped lettering on cover and spine. Very light soiling, small label fragment on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean, with some spotting to page edges. Clean endpapers, with previous owner name and date (April 28, 1900) in pencil on front free endpaper. 016175

Price: 5.00 USD
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The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections, Brokaw, Tom
17 The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections
Brokaw, Tom
New York Random House 1999 0-375-50394-3 / 9780375503948 Stated First Trade Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First Trade Edition. Very clean white boards with clean red spine, metallic 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. 237 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 6" x 8-3/4". World War II. 017029

Price: 10.00 USD
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No Duty to Retreat: Violence and Values in American History and Society, Brown, Richard Maxwell
18 No Duty to Retreat: Violence and Values in American History and Society
Brown, Richard Maxwell
U.S.A. Oxford University Press 1991 0195045106 / 9780195045109 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing, in clean unclipped dust jacket, SIGNED by author. Clean black boards with black cloth spine, unchipped metallic lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Signed by author on front free endpaper: "For John Baldwin, Always my Best, Dick Brown - April 16, 1992." 268 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An engrossing account of the idea of self-defense emerged, focusing in particular on the gunfights of the American frontier and their impact on our legal traditions. 024171

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Biographies of Attorney-General George P. Barker, John C. Lord, D.D., Mrs. John C. Lord, and William G. Bryan, Esq. Also, Lecture on Journalism, Bryan, George J.
19 Biographies of Attorney-General George P. Barker, John C. Lord, D.D., Mrs. John C. Lord, and William G. Bryan, Esq. Also, Lecture on Journalism
Bryan, George J.
Buffalo The Courier Company 1886 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Black cloth boards with blind-stamped decorative border on cover, gilt lettering and small decoration on spine. Light surface scuffing to boards, slight surface wear at bottom spine edge, some fraying at top spine edge. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. No names or bookplates. Frontis portrait of author with (presumed printed) signature below on back of front fly leaf, clean tissue guard; portrait of John Lord with clean tissue guard in main text. 231 pgs. 8vo. Biography. 015102

Price: 25.00 USD
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West to the Setting Sun, Chalmers, Harvey
20 West to the Setting Sun
Chalmers, Harvey
Toronto The MacMillan Co. 1946 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket Signed
Very clean blue cloth boards with gold illustration on cover, gold lettering on spine. Very slight wear to one corner of spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, clean endpapers with maps. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. No names, writing or marks. 363 pgs. with notes and chronilogical list of events. The story of Mohawk Indian leader Joseph Brant, and the early Canadian/American frontier. 8vo. Historical Novel. 010769

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