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Safari by Jet - Through Africa and Asia, Del Rey, Sister Maria
1 Safari by Jet - Through Africa and Asia
Del Rey, Sister Maria
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1962 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition, with "A" on copyright page, SIGNED by author, in original unclipped jacket. Orange cloth boards with black lettering on cover, black and gold lettering on spine. Slight fading to edges. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers illustrated with maps. No previous owner markings. Signed by author on title page: "Sincerely, Sister Maria del Rey." 308 pp. Illustrated with maps and photographs. Very clean unchipped jacket is not price clipped (5.95 on front inside flap), has one short closed edge tear at top rear panel edge (1/2" or less). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Sister Maria del Rey of the Maryknoll Catholic Sisters is our guide in this grand tour across the world. Always her description is full of humor and anecdote as she visits Tanganyika, Ceylon, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Africa and more. 019201

Price: 25.00 USD
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Beating Winter, Devine, J. F.
2 Beating Winter
Devine, J. F.
Goshen, NY Goshen Democrat Printing Company First Hard Cover Very Good+ Good Jacket Signed
Signed by Author, First Edition in jacket. Very clean burgundy cloth boards with stamped leafy texture decoration over all, bright gilt lettering on spine. No bumping or wear, but 1/4" or less tiny closed tear at center base of spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. INSCRIBED presentation copy: "To Don: Holiday greeting with pleasant recollections of your many courtesies to my family and to me" - J. F. Devine - Jan. 1934". 66 illustrations (photographs) and 7 maps. 336 pgs. "This is an account of the principal rovings of a Mediterranean cruise party, and an added appendix of a tour into sixteen countries in Central Europe. It is a meager description of the world-renowned spots visited, taking up in a brief way the history of the countries, the genesis of the people and our daily doings" (from the title page). Clean dustjacket has some loss at top of spine and along top edge of front panel, small chips and several short closed tears to rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Travel. 008218

Price: 40.00 USD
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No Drums - A Historical Novel, Eastman, Edward R.
3 No Drums - A Historical Novel
Eastman, Edward R.
Ithaca, NY American Agriculturist 1951 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Printing, inscribed and SIGNED by the author to his friend, in clean original dust jacket. Very clean maroon pebbled cloth boards with unchipped gold lettering on cover and spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and signed on front free endpaper: "To my friend Paul with kindest regards of Ed." 280 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, has several closed tears; nice photo and biography of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. In addition to being an interesting and moving tale of the human drama during the American Civil War, this book is historically accurate in its description of how the vast majority of the people in America lived during that era. 027813

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Herbal Healing - A Practical Introduction to Medicinal Herbs, Hallowell, Michael
4 Herbal Healing - A Practical Introduction to Medicinal Herbs
Hallowell, Michael
London Ashgrove Press 1994 0895296047 / 9780895296047 First Paperback Near Fine 
First British Printing with full number line. Very clean trade paperback - no chipping, curling or creasing. Pages and edges are clean - no names, writing or marks. Foreword by Jack Ho. Illustrated by Graham Fleming. 191 pages with index. Compresses, liniments, teas - nature's own medicine cabinet. Description and uses of one hundred of the most commonly used herbs; identification, collection and storage of medicinal plants. Making herbal medicines, dosage tables, and use of herbal medicine throughout the world's cultures. 027880

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Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Hazleton, Lesley
5 Jerusalem, Jerusalem
Hazleton, Lesley
Boston and New York Atlantic Monthly Press 1986 0-87113-064-5 / 9780871130648 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean red boards with black spine, 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. 243 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Gift quality. "Everyone who cares about Israel should read Lesley Hazleton's Jerusalem, Jerusalem. Through the strong feelings and ifnormed mind of an ardent admirer one sees the internal threats that confront Israel as muc has extern pressures: religious intolerance, racism, impatience with democracy. Ms. Hazleton brings tormenting truths to life." - Anthony Lewis of the New York Times 8 Vo. Israel. 012237

Price: 20.00 USD
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PrairyErth: (A Deep Map), Heat-Moon, William Least
6 PrairyErth: (A Deep Map)
Heat-Moon, William Least
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1991 0-395-48602-5 / 9780395486023 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Very clean beige boards with black cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers (illustrated with maps). No names, writing or bookplates. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on half-title page. 624 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, price clipped corner on front inside flap; removable sticker on front "Autographed Copy - Borders Book Shop". Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Large 8vo. Travel. 013504

Price: 35.00 USD
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A Leaf in the Wind: Travels in Africa, Hudson, Peter
7 A Leaf in the Wind: Travels in Africa
Hudson, Peter
New York Walker & Co. 1988 0-8027-1098-0 / 9780802710987 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean black boards with red lettering on spine. Nice sharp corners, no bumping; binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers with no names, writing or marks. 267 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears, with slightest hint of wear to top and bottom spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Author's first book--a vivid description of the people and places during a year spent exploring in Africa. 8vo. Africa. 015216

Price: 30.00 USD
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8 Mermaid and Centaur
Hughes, Rupert
New York/London Harper & Brothers 1929 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean black cloth boards with light green lettering on cover and spine. Very little wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean. Previous owner name on front fixed endpaper, small description from dustjacket pasted onto front free endpaper. 394 pgs 006061

Price: 8.00 USD
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The Inland Island, Johnson, Josephine
9 The Inland Island
Johnson, Josephine
New York Simon & Schuster 1969 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean beige cloth boards with green leafy decoration on cover, green lettering on spine. No fading, fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Small previous owner name neatly penned on front free endpaper. Nicely illustrated with beautiful drawings. 159 pgs. Dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, has hint of slightest browning to spine, slight wear at top and bottom spine edge, a few very tiny spots to front panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. An evocative and lyrical description of nature's changes, wonders and tragedies, recorded in the twelve months of the year by this Pulitizer-prize winning author. 8vo. Nature. 015416

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The Place Where Souls Are Born: A Journey into the American Southwest, Keneally, Thomas
10 The Place Where Souls Are Born: A Journey into the American Southwest
Keneally, Thomas
New York Simon & Schuster 1992 0671761048 / 9780671761042 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, in clean unclipped dustjacket. Clean blue boards with darker blue cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean blue endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 249 pp. Introduction by Jan Morris. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author combines reminiscence, history, and wonderfully evocative description as he travels from the Rocky Mountains to the Mexican border. 020217

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Travels of Marco Polo, Latham, Robert (translator)
11 The Travels of Marco Polo
Latham, Robert (translator)
London Folio Society 1969 Second Impression Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
A beautiful edition of this classic piece of literature, bound in boards with real wood veneer, quarter black cloth with stamped gold lettering on spine, in a black paper-covered slipcase. Translated and Introduced by Ronald Latham. Illustrated with maps, full color illustrations. Map-illustrated endpapers. 304 pages; size 10" x 6-1/4". Very small return address label at base of front fixed endpaper; also a circular blind-stamped ownership seal in lower corner of half-title page. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. All pages and edges are clean. Slipcase is clean and unfaded; small publisher's description taped to bottom edge. 027089

Price: 30.00 USD
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ABC of The Steam Engine, with A Description of the Automatic Governor, Lisk, J. P.
12 ABC of The Steam Engine, with A Description of the Automatic Governor
Lisk, J. P.
New York Spon & Chamberlain 1902 First Hardcover Near Fine 
First Edition, SIGNED by the author. Very scarce, and in near fine condition. Clean green ribbed cloth boards with silver lettering on cover and spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Clean floral endpapers. No previous owner names. Inscribed and signed on blank fly leaf: "Compliments of J. P. Lisk - Aug 9th, 1902." All pages are clean (slight browning). Beautiful detailed illustrations. Frontispiece illustration and six large folding plates of details. Approximate size of book: 5" x 6-1/2" 027929

Price: 350.00 USD
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Exploring the Night Sky with Binoculars, Moore, Patrick
13 Exploring the Night Sky with Binoculars
Moore, Patrick
Cambridge University Press 1986 0521307562 / 9780521307567 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition in clean unchipped dust jacket. Very clean unfaded black cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. 203 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears; enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. This book describes how the owner of binoculars can use them for astronomical observation. A full description of the "binocular sky" is given, with details of all the most interesting objects. 026933

Price: 18.00 USD
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14 Broken Earth: The Rural Chinese
Mosher, Steven W.
New York Free Press 1983 0-02-921700-8 / 9780029217009 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean maroon cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. 317 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The rural Chinese at home, at school and at work--the author uncovers the darker side of Chinese society. 8 vo.. China. 011226

Price: 10.00 USD
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The A. Edward Newton Collection of Books and Manuscripts - Part One - A - D, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc.
15 The A. Edward Newton Collection of Books and Manuscripts - Part One - A - D
Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc.
New York Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc. 1941 First Hardcover Good good Jacket 
Hardcover book and original dust jacket detailing the public exhibition and sale of A. Edward Newton's book collection on April 16 - April 18, 1941, following the famous book collector's death. This book comprises Part One of the sale (books with authors last names beginning with A - D). Book is blue-gray paper covered boards with black lettering on cover and spine. One inch chip to paper at top spine edge, wear and short closed tear at bottom spine edge. Clean book, binding is tight, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Beautiful black and white photographic endpapers (Newston reading in his lovely library in front of book; exterior photograph of Oak Knoll - his home - on rear endpapers). Frontispiece photo portrait of Newton. Book includes many images from items offered in the sale, including some in full color with tissue guards. Only markings in book are a few "price realized" numbers noted in soft pencil in margins. 230 pages. Dust jacket has edge chips and closed tears, but is quite clean and has a terrific photo of Newton standing in front of his book cases on front panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Offers many great details in description of rare books by prominent authors offered for sale during the dispersal of this famous collection. 023435

Price: 25.00 USD
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16 The Water In Between: A Journey at Sea
Patterson, Kevin
New York Nan A. Talese / Doubleday 2000 0-385-49883-7 / 9780385498838 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean dark blue boards with clean light gray spine, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. Clean gray endpapers. 289 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Adventure. 011397

Price: 15.00 USD
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A Happy Little Time - A Partly-True Story for Children of Betty's Age, Richards, Laura E.
17 A Happy Little Time - A Partly-True Story for Children of Betty's Age
Richards, Laura E.
Boston Dana Estes 1910 First Hardcover Near Fine Good+ Jacket Margaret Fitzhugh Browne, Illustrator 
Lovely decorated and illustrated binding in original dustjacket. Clean cream colored ribbed cloth boards with green vine border decoration, stamped gold lettering, clean unworn color illustration on cover; gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean green decorated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Lovely frontispiece illustration in color by Margaret Fitzhugh Brown with clean tissue guard. Total of sixteen full page color and black and white illustrations. All pages have green border decoration. 100 pages. Dustjacket has light soiling, chipping at upper and lower spine area, short closed edge tears. Brief description of book and price (1.25) on front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 022094

Price: 200.00 USD
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The Roycroft Books: A Catalog and Some Remarks (Some Books for Sale at Our Shop), Roycrofters
18 The Roycroft Books: A Catalog and Some Remarks (Some Books for Sale at Our Shop)
Roycrofters
East Aurora, New York Roycrofters Press 1902 First Wraps Very Good+ 
Clean brown wraps with black and red lettering and Roycroft symbol on cover, string binding intact. Tiny chip at one corner, slight wear at tips of binding edge. First blank page has small faint water droplet mark at top edge; all other pages are immaculately clean. No names, writing or marks. Description of books offered for sale in the Roycroft Shop in East Aurora, New York with lovely tipped in photographs of the shop, the crafters, fine bindings and more. All pages present, one page is loosened from binding. 6'" x 8". Books on Books. 012101

Price: 65.00 USD
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Himalayan Passage: Seven Months in the High Country of Tibet, Nepal, China, India and Pakistan, Schmidt, Jeremy
19 Himalayan Passage: Seven Months in the High Country of Tibet, Nepal, China, India and Pakistan
Schmidt, Jeremy
Seattle, WA The Mountaineers 1991 0-89886-262-0 / 9780898862621 First Hard Cover Near FIne Fine Jacket 
Very clean blue boards with blue faux leather spine, bright gold lettering on spine. Light bump to one corner tip. No other wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers are illustrated with maps; no names, writing or marks. 302 pgs. Illustrated with beautiful full color photographs by Patrick Morrow. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Winner of the first Barbara Savage "Miles From Nowhere" Memorial Award. "In the Himalaya, you can never be sure of getting where you want to be, whether in body or spirit. The mountains are full of surprises and politics and changes of plan, but then, that's the essence of travel. If you knew everything about a place before getting there, why woudl you go?" - from the introduction 8vo. Mountaineering. 013376

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Outer Lands: A Natural History Guideto Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, Block Island and Long Island, Sterling, Dorothy
20 The Outer Lands: A Natural History Guideto Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, Block Island and Long Island
Sterling, Dorothy
New York The Natural History Press 1967 Second Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Winifred Lubell, Illustrator 
Very clean color illustrated cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean map illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 189 pgs. with illustrations by Winifred Lubell. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, corner price clip to front inside flap, horizontal wrinkle to top rear edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Ideal book for both the naturalist and non-naturalist to carry on a walk and to thumb through, to find a picture of what we see, and to read a simple and clearly written definition and description of the plants and animals of Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, Block Island, and Long Island--the Outer Lands. 8vo. Natural History. 015359

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