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Inspiring Lives of Sixty Famous Men, Ahlers, Lena C.
1 Inspiring Lives of Sixty Famous Men
Ahlers, Lena C.
Chicago Albert Whitman & Company 1928 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Benny Larsen, Illustrator 
First Edition in scarce dust jacket. Clean green cloth boards with very clean unworn color paste-on illustration on cover. No fraying, fading or wear-through. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Clean endpapers illustrated with maps. Illustrated by Benny Larsen. 288 pages. Clean color illustrated dust jacket is not price clipped (1.50 on front inside flap), has chips and closed edge tears, surface scrape at top edge from sticker removal (size of a nickel). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Brief, pointed biographical sketches, charmingly written, of the lives of sixty famous men worth knowing--including explorers, inventors, musicians, statesmen, authors, artists and patriots. Illustrated with pen and ink portraits of the various characters of the sketches. 026841

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2 The Real Book About Trains
Cole, Davis
Garden City Garden City Books 1951 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket David Lyle Millard, Illustrator 
Very clean decorative (brown & white cross-hatch pattern) boards with black cloth spine, orange lettering on spine. Very little wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. No names, writing or marks--pages are clean. Illustrated endpapers (train crossing a trestle). Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has thumb-nail size chip at rear panel near bottom of spine corner, minor edgewear. Enclosed in new mylar cover. 8vo. Children's. 006623

Price: 12.00 USD
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Mascots - Military Mascots from Ancient Egypt to Modern Korea, Downey, Fairfax
3 Mascots - Military Mascots from Ancient Egypt to Modern Korea
Downey, Fairfax
New York Coward McCann 1954 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, in clean unclipped original jacket. Clean yellow cloth boards with black illustration on cover, black lettering on spine. No fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Closed 2" edge tear to page 141. Illustrated by Augusto Marin. 141 pp. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, has one very short closed edge tear (under 1/2"). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The well-loved pets of military units from the time of ancient Egypt to 1954. 020511

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Fifth Avenue Hospital Clinics: First Series, Based on the Material from the Semi-Monthly Staff Meetings, Editorial Board (Joseph Fobes; D. S. D. Jessup, Milton J. Raisbeck; Charles Tenney)
4 The Fifth Avenue Hospital Clinics: First Series, Based on the Material from the Semi-Monthly Staff Meetings
Editorial Board (Joseph Fobes; D. S. D. Jessup, Milton J. Raisbeck; Charles Tenney)
New York Paul B. Hoeber, Inc. 1927 First Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean burgundy ribbed cloth boards with gold lettering on spine (somewhat dimmed), blind-stamped insignia on front and rear board. Very light corner wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names or bookplates. Frontis photograph "Entrance view of Fifth Avenue Hospital". Well illustrated throughout with photographs and charts. 336 pgs. with index. 8vo. Non-fiction. 006260

Price: 30.00 USD
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The Book of Surprises - An anthology of the Unusual, Flesch, Rudolf
5 The Book of Surprises - An anthology of the Unusual
Flesch, Rudolf
New York Harper & Row 1965 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. 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. Previous owner label on front fixed endpaper, otherwise unmarked. Compiled by Rudolf Flesch. 467 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A rich mixture of unusual, exciting, and highly unexpected reading--here is an anthology of fiction and non-fiction which concentrates on fresh and unpredictable material. It ranges from the Arabian Nights to Nancy Mitford, from Rabindranath Tagore to George Orwell, from William James to Will Cuppy, and from Charles Dickens to the New Yorker. 026413

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6 Hazardous Duty: America's Most Decorated Living Soldier Reports from the Front and Tells It the Way It Is
Hackworth, Colonel David H. (with Tom Mathews)
New York William Morrow 1996 0-688-14718-6 / 9780688147181 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean black boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 350 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A real life, non-fiction thriller set in the ruins of Bosnia and the Sands of Saudi Arabia. War/Military. 009665

Price: 10.00 USD
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The Romance of Archaeology, Magoffin, R. V. D. and Emily C. Davis
7 The Romance of Archaeology
Magoffin, R. V. D. and Emily C. Davis
Garden City Garden City Publishing 1929 Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
348 pgs. VG Large beige cloth book with gilt decoration on cover and spine. BInding tight & square. No names or writing inside. Many black & white photographs of archaeological discoveries in many different areas of the world.Archaeology. 002818

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8 Samurai and Silk: A Japanese and American Heritage
Reischauer, Haru Matsukata
Cambridge/London The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press 1986 0-674-78800-1 / 9780674788008 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Very clean beige cloth boards with rust cloth spine, silver decoration on cover, silver lettering on spine. Very light corner wear, no bumping. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Decorated endpapers. No names, bookplates or marks. 371 pgs. with index. Illustrated with lovely black & white photographs. Clean bright dustjacket has been price clipped, two small (3/4" and less) closed edge tears, tiny chip at rear bottom edge (smaller than a pea), light rubbing to corners. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Japan. 005394

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Real Book About Horses, Sherman, Jay
9 The Real Book About Horses
Sherman, Jay
Garden City Garden City Books 1952 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Lumen Winter, Illustrator 
Very clean decorated boards with green cloth spine, beige lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Clean decorated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 192 pgs. Illustrated with drawings. Color illustrated dustjacket has one 1" closed tear at base of spine fold, a few tiny closed edge tears, slight age-toning. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Horses. 012135

Price: 12.00 USD
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10 North to the Night: A Spiritual Odyssey in The Arctic
Simon, Alvah
New York Broadway Books 1998 0-7679-0446-X / 9780767904469 Soft Cover Fine No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean and bright softbound book. No chipping, curling or creasing, no names or writing inside. All pages and edges unmarked. Stated Advance Reading Copy. 328 pgs. Illustrated. 004547

Price: 10.00 USD
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11 Octopus: The Long Reach of the International Sicilian Mafia
Sterling, Claire
New York W.W. Norton & Co. 1990 0-393-02796 First Hardbound Fine Near Fine Jacket 
384 pgs. Fine in Nr Fine DJ - new archival quality mylar cover. Very clean tight book with no names or writing inside. Stated First Edition with Errata slip enclosed. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with very light rubbing. 8vo. First Edition. 003053

Price: 12.00 USD
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12 Gumshoe: Reflections in a Private Eye
Thompson, Josiah
Boston/Toronto Little Brown 1988 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean red boards with black cloth spine, metallic lettering on spine. Tiny bump at front lower board edge. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 312 pgs. Clean dustjacket is price clipped, has slight edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. One of the few nonfiction works about the world of the private eye written by a working detective. 8 vo.. Detective. 010982

Price: 12.00 USD
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13 Captured by History: One Man's Vision of Our Tumultuous Century
Toland, John
New York St. Martin's 1997 0-312-15490-9 / 9780312154905 First Hard Cover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean black boards with clean red cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. Hint of slightest corner bumping to spine, nice sharp corner tips. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean red endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 415 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, no wear, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction, this is a gift-quality first edition, first printing book with full number line. 014819

Price: 12.00 USD
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