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Hand Bookbinding: The Art & Craft - Swirbul Library Gallery, Adelphi University 2 April - 20 May, 1979 - An Exhibition of Fine Bindings and Works in Progress from the Studio of Bruce Schnabel and various Private Collections, Adelphi University
1 Hand Bookbinding: The Art & Craft - Swirbul Library Gallery, Adelphi University 2 April - 20 May, 1979 - An Exhibition of Fine Bindings and Works in Progress from the Studio of Bruce Schnabel and various Private Collections
Adelphi University
Garden City Adelphi University Press 1979 First Paperback Fine No Dust jacket 
Softcover booklet with stapled binding. Very clean stiff paper covers with illustration on cover. No creasing or wear. All pages clean, bright, unmarked. Illustrated. 23 pages. Limited to 500 copies (statement on last page of booklet). 021548

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2 Eagle's Plume: The Struggle to Presesrve the Life and Haunts of America's Bald Eagle
Beans, Bruce E.
New York Scribner 1996 0-684-80696-7 / 9780684806969 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Gray boards with blue cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. 318 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8 vo.. Birds of Prey. 011062

Price: 12.00 USD
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3 Book Traveller
Bliven, Bruce Jr.
New York Dodd Mead & Co. 1973 0-396-06951-7 / 9780396069515 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean blue cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. Clean green endpapers have slight age-toning. 62 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with very slight edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Books on Books. 009664

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4 Life with My Mary
Breig, Joseph A.
Milwaukee Bruce Publishing Co. 1955 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Light blue-gray cloth boards with blue title box on spine. No fraying or wear, tiny bump to one corner tip. Faintest ringstain to front cover (barely visible). Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Small remnant of return address label at top corner of front free endpaper. Dust jacket is quite clean except for faint ring stain to front panel, not price clipped, has small edge chips and closed crooked tear to lower spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Humor. 014632

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5 On The Wing, The Life of Birds: From Feathers to Flight
Brooks, Bruce
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1989 0-684-19119-9 / 9780684191195 First Hard Cover Near FIne Fine Jacket 
190 pgs. Nr Fine in Fine DJ Clean green cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, pages bright and clean. Gold endpapers. No names, bookplates or writing inside. Clean bright dustjacket has not been price clipped, is unchipped, unfaded. Folio. Bird Watching. 003805

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6 Mountain in the Clouds: A Search for the Wild Salmon
Brown, Bruce
New York Simon & Schuster 1982 0-671-43583-3 / 9780671435837 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Fine Jacket 
Very clean beige boards with green cloth spine, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean and bright; small remainder mark on bottom page edges. No names, writing or bookplates. Clean endpapers. 239 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8 vo.. Fishing. 011228

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Gettysburg The Final Fury, Catton, Bruce
7 Gettysburg The Final Fury
Catton, Bruce
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1974 0385020600 / 9780385020602 Third printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Third printing, in original dustjacket and slipcase. Very clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers illustrated with maps (small return address label at top edge of front free endpaper - no other marks). 114 pp. with index. Illustrated with stunning black & white photographs (41 illustrations and 5 maps). Clean dustjacket is unchipped, with a few tiny closed edge tears. In clean illustrated slipcase (no cracking or chipping). In this battle account, Bruce Catton has clarified for all time the causes of the conflict; he has narrated and analyzed the course of events, paying full heed to the human tragedies; he has examined the military and political consequences of Gettysburg. 017745

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This Hallowed Ground - The Story of the Union Side of the American Civil War, Catton, Bruce
8 This Hallowed Ground - The Story of the Union Side of the American Civil War
Catton, Bruce
London Victor Gollancz 1957 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First U.K. edition in unclipped original jacket. Clean unfaded blue cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers illustrated with maps; no names, writing or marks. 437 pp. with index. Clean dustjacket (slightest hint of light foxing) is unchipped, not price clipped, one tiny closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A superb chronicle of the entire fight to preserve the Union from the Northern point of view. 019146

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Bruce Springsteen's America: The People Listening, A Poet Singing, Coles, Robert
9 Bruce Springsteen's America: The People Listening, A Poet Singing
Coles, Robert
New York Random House 2003 0375505598 / 9780375505591 First Hardcover Near Fine fine Jacket 
First Printing, with full number line on copyright page, in clean unclipped original jacket. Clean black boards with clean white spine, metallic lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 244 pp. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Written by Pulitzer-Prize winning author Robert Coles, this book explores Springsteen's words as contemporary American poetry, and the impact Springsteen's work has had both on the lives of his audience and on this country's literary tradition. 019048

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Rough Cut, Cook, Bruce
10 Rough Cut
Cook, Bruce
New York St. Martin's 1990 0-312-05149-2 / 9780312051495 First Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean black cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 231 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with two short closed edge tears at corners, a few tiny light scratches. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. L.A. cop turned detective takes on the dangerous world of the drug trade. 8vo. Crime Fiction. 013608

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The Pastor's Cat and Other People, Dailey, Edward Vincent
11 The Pastor's Cat and Other People
Dailey, Edward Vincent
Milwaukee, Wisconsin Bruce Publishing Company 1955 First Hardcover Good Very Good+ Jacket Edward F. Johnson and "Shep" 
First Edition in unclipped original dust jacket. Red cloth boards with black cat illustration on cover is unworn, has slight soiling to front board fore-edge. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Slight foxing to endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. All text pages clean and bright with delightful illustrations by Edward F. Johnson, with cat sketches by "Shep". 146 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (2.75 on front inside flap), has one small faint spot (size of a pea), one 1" closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Twenty-one stories by Monsignor Edward Vincent Dailey - an enchanting cross-section of humanity, including chronic drifters, the poverty-stricken, cagey cadgers, and always and everywhere the ordinary folk who somehow proved to be the most interesting of all. In the lives of all these people he found one thing in common -- God's never failing grace. 026401

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Fire in the Rain, Doty, Rev. William L.
12 Fire in the Rain
Doty, Rev. William L.
Milwaukee Bruce Publishing Co. 1951 First Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Jacket 
Clean turquoise cloth boards with black lettering and decoration on spine. Hint of light surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Tasteful previous owner bookplate on front free endpaper. 212 pgs. Clean color illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped, has piece missing at top and bottom of spine, closed horizontal tears to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Pirest-author probes the level of priestly life in all its high idealism and human failing through the medium of that concrete, living reflection of reality which is the novel. Here is the story of a young priest seen in the trials, joys, imperfections, and shining splendor that is peculiarly his. 8vo. Fiction. 012748

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The Dick, Friedman, Bruce Jay
13 The Dick
Friedman, Bruce Jay
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1970 First Hardcover Very Good Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Beige cloth boards are unworn, very light soiling. Dark brown lettering on cover and spine. No fraying. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 310 pages. Dust jacket has soiling, some edge chipping and short closed edge tears; author photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024683

Price: 10.00 USD
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The Dick, Friedman, Bruce Jay
14 The Dick
Friedman, Bruce Jay
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1970 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page. Beige cloth boards with black author initials stamped on cover, crisp black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Clean with slightest hint of very light foxing to cloth. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 310 pgs. Dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, with small faint water spot to spine, age-toning, very light soiling. Author's photo on rear panel. 018519

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Strange Triangle of G.B.S., Hanley, Tullah Innes
15 The Strange Triangle of G.B.S.
Hanley, Tullah Innes
Boston Bruce Humphries, Inc. 1959 Second Edition (signed) Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Second Edition, inscribed and signed by author with two original color photos taped in next to inscription on front free endpaper. Turqoise cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Very narrow vertical water stain to rear spine edge, hint of slightest surface wear to spine corners. No bumping. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. 336 pgs. Author inscription on front free endpaper reads: "To my dear friend, glorious Gloria Barrie - affectionately - Tullah Hanley 1970 Oct. w.j.c. - For this labor of love of 6 years. I am the only woman recipient of an honorary Fellowship of the Arts & Sciences from Texas Univ. - T.I.H. (my next one will be the Love of Art + Art of Love." Two photos taped beside inscription, one of the author in a gown and turban, long gloves, holding her cat and her maid standing nearby; the other of the author lying on the floor with her legs extended overhead in an L-shape, wearing stiletto heels(!). Dustjacket is not price clipped, clean except for a few small faint water spots to spine, one tiny chip (smaller than a match head) at base of spine, a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Biography. 016576

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The Star and the Cross - Essays on jewish-Christian Relations, Hargrove, Katharine T. (Editor)
16 The Star and the Cross - Essays on jewish-Christian Relations
Hargrove, Katharine T. (Editor)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin Bruce Publishing 1966 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Signed
First Edition in dustjacket, presentation copy SIGNED by Katharine T. Hargrove. Clean charcoal gray cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and signed by Hargrove on front free endpaper: "Knowing you, Helmet Brownie, I trust you to understand all the joy in the past, all the happiness in the present, all the hope for the future, continues in my love - Katharine T. Hargrove." 318 pages with index. Dustjacket has small corner clip but price is still intact (6.75), light soiling (white paint brush mark near spine fold) and a few small edge chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Edited by Mother Katharine Hargrove, Professor of Theology at Manhattanville College in New York, the essays are cotnributed by such distinguished Jewish and Christian scholars and writers as Oscar Handlin, Jules Isaac, Thomas Merton, Guenter Lewy, James O'Gara, Rabbi Marc Tanenbaum, Dr. Joseph L. Lichten, and Robert Hoyt. 022721

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Collected Drawings of Aubrey Beardsley, Harris, Bruce S. (editor)
17 The Collected Drawings of Aubrey Beardsley
Harris, Bruce S. (editor)
New York Crescent Books 1967 Later printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Clean book in original dust jacket. Gray boards decorated with black peacock design, clean white cloth spine with black lettering. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. With an Appreciation by Arthur Symons. 212 pages with list of drawings by Aubrey Beardsley at rear of book. Beautifully illustrated in black and white with Beardsley's drawings. Jacket has hint of age-toning, very light soiling, small chips at top spine edge, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 021532

Price: 20.00 USD
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Burning Arrows, Hochbaum, Elfrieda
18 Burning Arrows
Hochbaum, Elfrieda
Boston Bruce Humphries Publishers 1963 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket Signed
SIGNED first edition (association copy) in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean dark green ribbed cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, no fading, pages are clean. Inscribed and signed on front free endpaper by author's daughter who published the book and wrote the introduction: "To Else Allen, A Dear friend of my mother's and of all of us, With the warmest wishes, Elfrieda Pope Bestelmeyer." Photo frontispiece of Elfrieda Hochbaum, plus photo illustrations at rear of book. 320 pgs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, with 1" closed tear at top front edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 000015

Price: 30.00 USD
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Murder at St. Dennis, Hubbard, Margaret Ann
19 Murder at St. Dennis
Hubbard, Margaret Ann
Milwaukee Bruce Publishing 1952 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in clean original unclipped jacket. Very clean beige cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping, one tiny spot of wear (barely visible) at upper board edge. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 200 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped (2.95 on front inside flap), has small edge chips at top and bottom spine edge, slight vertical crease at front panel near spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A cunning killer prowls the winding corridors of an old hospital. 018901

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Hills Were Liars, Hughes, Riley
20 The Hills Were Liars
Hughes, Riley
Milwaukee, Wisconsin Bruce Publishing 1953 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Turquoise cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear, slightest hint of browning to spine. Binding is tight, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. 250 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, has very slight edge wear, 1" closed tear at top of front flap fold. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A novel of the post-atomic age, when civilization has been almost completely destroyed and the only people who remain are widely scattered "islands of humanity" living very much the way they did in the Stone Age. 026519

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