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1 Slaves of Destiny
Bell, Pearl Doles
New York W. J. Watt & Co. 1926 First Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean black cloth boards with gold lettering and border decoration on cover, gold lettering on spine. Slight corner wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Small previous owner name on front free endpaper. Pages are clean. 304 pgs. 8vo. Fiction. 007497

Price: 10.00 USD
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Kinfolk, Buck, Pearl
2 Kinfolk
Buck, Pearl
New York John Day Co. 1949 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good Jacket 
Very clean brown cloth boards with gold lettering and decorative title box on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 406 pgs. Clean, unfaded dustjacket is not price clipped, has shallow chipping at top of spine (1/4"), small chip to front spine edge (size of a navy bean); slight wear to corner tips and one short closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Fiction. 013219

Price: 20.00 USD
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Pearl Buck's America - A Personal Travelogue by Pearl S. Buck, Pulitzer Prize Winner and Nobel Laureate-with 200 Photographs from Life Magazine, Buck, Pearl S.
3 Pearl Buck's America - A Personal Travelogue by Pearl S. Buck, Pulitzer Prize Winner and Nobel Laureate-with 200 Photographs from Life Magazine
Buck, Pearl S.
Bartholomew House 1971 First Hardcover Very Good Good Jacket 
First Printing in original dust jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No 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 with 200 photographs from Life Magazine, in full color and black and white, taken across the United States of America. 320 pages. Dust jacket is price clipped at top corner of front inside flap, is clean but has 2" closed curved edge tear, some surface rubbing to rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026909

Price: 15.00 USD
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These Hallowed Grounds, Clagett, John
4 These Hallowed Grounds
Clagett, John
New York Hawthorn Books, Inc. 1968 First Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean blue-green cloth boards with cannon illustration on cover, black lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs. 159 pages with index. Clean dust jacket designed by Gustave Nebel is not price clipped, has a few tiny shallow edge chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. History and information on America's battle parks and monuments, from the American Revolutionary war's beginnings to the U.S.S. Arizona at Pearl Harbor - accompanied by well-chosen photographs. 023922

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These Hallowed Grounds, Clagett, John
5 These Hallowed Grounds
Clagett, John
New York Hawthorn Books, Inc. 1968 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean gray cloth boards with illustration of old cannon on cover, black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Mere hint of light browning to spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 159 pgs. with index. Illustrated with maps and black & white plates. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, with two tiny closed edge tears at base of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A book on the American battle parks and monuments, including Fort Sumter, Bull Run, Gettysburg, Little Bighorn, and U.S.S. Arizona at Pearl Harbor, to name just a few. 5-1/2" 8-1/2". Military History. 017246

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Modern Flight (with over 100 signatures of P.A.A.F. flyers), Clevenger, Cloyd P.
6 Modern Flight (with over 100 signatures of P.A.A.F. flyers)
Clevenger, Cloyd P.
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1941 Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Clayton Knight, Illustrator Signed
A piece of history, this book was apparently used in training at the Pecos Army Air Field in 1942 when pilots were being trained as aviators for World War II. It is inscribed and signed by the author, and by instructors, navigators, radio navigators, captains and by many of the young flyers from P.A.A.F. on margins of pages throughout the book, most of them designating their rank and role. (I counted 100 signatures). Author's inscription on the half-title page reads: "To Johnny Brugler from the author Captain Cloyd Clevenger. I am about to leave on a ferry trip to the Far East. Hope you enjoy this book as much as I did writing it. - Miami, Fla. Oct. 16, 1942." The author was a veteran million miler pilot, instructor of flying and aerobatics, holder of C.A.A. Pilot License 141, Air Line Pilot, Test Pilot, and author of "Flight Manual" as well as this book. The book is well illustrated throughout by Clayton Knight. It thoroughly covers flight, aeronautic maneuvers, forced landings, motors and their problems and care, accurate landings, flying cross country and more. 294 pages with index. Book is hardcover (blue cloth boards with black cloud decoration and lettering on cover, black lettering and small decoration on spine). Tiny spot of wear to one spine corner. Binding is tight and square, hinges are solid, pages are clean. Pecos Army Air Field, activated on July 11, 1942, while still under construction, first served in the Army Air Forces West Coast Training Center (later the Western Flying Training Command) as a basic pilot school. The field was redesignated an advanced pilot school (twin-engine) on December 29, 1943, and had four auxiliary fields. PAAF was placed on "temporary standby" status on May 1, 1945, and was never again an active military installation. Originally the Pecos Municipal Airport, the field initially included 400 acres located three miles south and slightly west of Pecos. Proceeds of a $10,000 bond issue authorized in a special election on September 14, 1940, were used for land purchase. The site was cleared, fenced, and graded under a WPA contract. As the war in Europe intensified, the desire of Pecos residents for a military base increased. Efforts were unsuccessful, however, until the attack on Pearl Harbor galvanized the army air forces into launching a training program, first for 50,000 and then for 70,000 pilots. At that time, Pecos was chosen as one of five new training fields. (from PECOS ARMY AIRFIELD, by James L. Colwell). 026503

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The Little Company, Dark, Eleanor
7 The Little Company
Dark, Eleanor
New York Macmillan 1945 First Hardcover Very Good very good Jacket 
"First Printing" stated on copyright page. Blue cloth boards with yellow lettering on spine. Very light soiling. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 392 pgs. Illustrated dustjacket is price clipped, has eldge wear and short closed edge tears, edge chips at spine corners and rear top panel edge. Author's photo on rear inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A novel set in Australia just after the japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. 018185

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The Image of The Chinese Family in Pearl Buck's Novels - A Dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy to the Faculty of the Department of English - St. John's University, New York, Doan-Cao-Ly, Ph.D.
8 The Image of The Chinese Family in Pearl Buck's Novels - A Dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy to the Faculty of the Department of English - St. John's University, New York
Doan-Cao-Ly, Ph.D.
Saigon Duc-Sinh 1964 First Paperback Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Softbound in rigid paper wrappers, with black and red lettering on cover, black lettering on spine. No creasing or chipping. Hint of very light soiling. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 151 pages with Bibliography. 021812

Price: 50.00 USD
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Mother of Pearl, France, Anatole
9 Mother of Pearl
France, Anatole
New York John Lane, The Bodley Head / Dodd Mead 1922 Stated Third Edition Hardcover Very Good+ no dustjacket 
Very clean unfaded red cloth boards with blind-stamped lettering and decoration on cover, gold lettering and decoration on spine. Light surface wear to corners, no bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean red top-stained page edges. Clean illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 291 pgs. Translated by Frederic Chapman. 017676

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Comment from Caldermoor, Hurd, Pearl Strachan
10 Comment from Caldermoor
Hurd, Pearl Strachan
Manchester, MA Self Published 1973 First Hard Cover Near Fine No Dustjacket Jacket Signed
First Edition 1973. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. Very clean red boards with stamped gold lettering on cover. No bumping. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Flat Signed by Author on front free endpaperwith date (Thanksgiving 1982) and place (Rockport, MA). 110 pgs. 013517

Price: 20.00 USD
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Further Comment, Hurd, Pearl Strachan
11 Further Comment
Hurd, Pearl Strachan
Rockport, Mass. The Gott Street Press 1995 0-9625660-2-0 / 9780962566028 First Soft Cover Fine No Dustjacket Jacket 
Very clean blue wraps with black lettering on cover and spine. No chipping, curling or creasing. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 80 pgs. 8vo. Poetry. 013515

Price: 40.00 USD
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Admiral Kimmel's Story, Kimmel, Husband E.
12 Admiral Kimmel's Story
Kimmel, Husband E.
Chicago Regnery 1955 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Very clean unfaded navy blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping, no wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 206 pages + 2 maps at rear of book. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (3.75 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of what really happened at Pearl Harbor told by the man in command. 021802

Price: 175.00 USD
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Day of Infamy, Lord, Walter
13 Day of Infamy
Lord, Walter
New York Henry Holt 1957 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with dark blue cloth spine, silver and gold lettering on spine. Tiny bit of fading to top and bottom spine edges. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, no cracking. Clean decorated endpapers; previous owner name on half-title page. Illustrated with photographs. 243 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (3.95 on front inside flap), 1/4" chipping at top spine edge, slight wear to bottom spine edge. Photo of author at his desk on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. In piecing together this saga of Pearl Harbor, Mr. Lord traveled over 14,000 miles, talked and corresponded with 577 of the people who were there, obtained exclusie interviews with members of the Japanese attacking force. 026322

Price: 14.00 USD
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14 The Townsman
Sedges, John (Pearl Buck)
New York John Day Co. 1945 Stated Second Impression Hard Cover Very Good+ Good Jacket 
Clean orange-brown cloth boards with black lettering on spine. Slight fading to top 1/2" of spine. No fraying or wear, base of spine lightly bumped. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Stated "Second Impression" on copyright page. 384 pgs. Dustjacket is not price clipped (2.75 on front inside flap), has chipping at top of spine (up to 3/4"), shallow chipping at base of spine, chipping to front right top corner edges, long closed tear at front flap fold, fading to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Fiction. 016015

Price: 15.00 USD
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Taken at the Flood - The Human Drama As Seen by Modern American Novelists, Watkins, Ann (Editor)
15 Taken at the Flood - The Human Drama As Seen by Modern American Novelists
Watkins, Ann (Editor)
New York Harper & Brothers 1946 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in original unclipped jacket. Clean brown cloth boards with black lettering and decorative title box on cover, black title box with gold lettering on spine. Very small bump to one corner tip, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Introduction by Ann Watkins. 376 pages. Dust jacket is clean, not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), small rust mark from paper clip on front inside flap, a few small chips and edge nicks. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. In scenes chosen for their emotional intensity, this anthology covers almost the whole range of human life, as it has been reflected in our fiction. Comedy and tragedy, conflict and tenderness, meetings and partings, first love, birth and death -- in short, the rounded cycle of man's fate from cradle to grave. Authors include Sherwood Anderson, John Steinbeck, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Pearl Buck, Sinclair Lewis, Thomas Wolfe, Ernest Hemingway and other greats. 021938

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16 Time of Peace: September 26, 1930 - December 7, 1941
Williams, Ben Ames
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1942 Later Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean unfaded red cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Faint water stain to top margin of pages near binding edge, extending 1/2" from top edge into margin only; otherwise pages are clean, with clean endpapers and no names, writing or bookplates. 750 pgs. Unfaded dustjacket has slight edge wear and short closed edge tears, is not price clipped, with very small chips at top spine edge corners. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A story of the decade the ended with Pearl Harbor. 8vo. Historical Fiction. 016071

Price: 30.00 USD
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