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SAINT CROIX NOTES - River Mornings, Radio Nights, Adams, Noah
1 SAINT CROIX NOTES - River Mornings, Radio Nights
Adams, Noah
New York W W Norton & Co Inc 1990 0393029050 / 9780393029055 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Signed
Stated First Edition (and First Printing, with full number line), SIGNED by author, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean purple boards with lighter purple cloth spine, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. Inscribed and signed by author on half-title page: "To Gretchen - Someone who care about the weather - the animals and memories of the land - With Thanks - Noah 11/5/90." 221 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. "This book is like bright, warm sunshine in the dead of a grey winter. Noah Adams can find the spirits in a river and in the woods and, describing them with freshness, making them ours. Saint Croix Notes is a powerful antidote to computers, telephones, and heavy traffic." - Clyde Edgerton (author of The Floatplane Notebooks). 025420

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My War With Japan, Alcott, Carroll
2 My War With Japan
Alcott, Carroll
New York Henry Holt 1943 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Signed
First Edition, SIGNED by author, in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean gray cloth boards with burgundy lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Signed on front free endpaper by author: "Faithfully - Carroll Alcott - June 1943." Very small previous owner last name at top edge of front free endpaper. 368 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), has fading to spine, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. American newsman and radio broadcaster in the Far East, Carroll Alcott conducted a fierce one-man war against the Rising Sun for fifteen years. This book is what he knew about the Japanese enemy at the time. 023497

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Just Plain Bill - His Story, Ashenhurst, Anne S.
3 Just Plain Bill - His Story
Ashenhurst, Anne S.
Philadelphia David McKay 1935 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Very clean first edition in original jacket. Black cloth boards with orange lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Frontispiece photograph (total of seven black and white photographic plates). 249 pages. Clean dust jacket has a few very small edge chips and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Just Plain Bill was a long run 15-minute daytime radio drama program heard on CBS and NBC. The series was sponsored by Anacin for 18 of the program's 23-year run. It was “the real-life story of people just like people we all know.” Originally called Bill the Barber, the program began on CBS September 19, 1932. It told the story of Bill Davidson (Arthur Hughes), a barber in the town of Hartville, and his daughter Nancy (Ruth Russell). Bill often became involved in helping his friends and neighbors when he wasn't cutting hair. 022138

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Radio Telephony for Amateurs, Ballantine, Stuart
4 Radio Telephony for Amateurs
Ballantine, Stuart
Philadelphia David McKay 1923 Second edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Second edition in scarce original dust jacket. Clean ribbed burgundy cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear through - very small bump at base of rear board. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with small previous owner name and date neatly stamped on front free endpaper. No other marks. Thoroughly illustrated with drawings and photographs. 296 pages with index. Scarce dust jacket Has a few tiny shallow chips at top spine edge, a few short closed edge tears, very minimal soiling, small surface scrape to lower spine; front panel illustrated with photo of man sitting in an old radio room speaking into a hand-held microphone. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024802

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These English, Braden, Bernard
5 These English
Braden, Bernard
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1948 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Jacket John A. Hall, Illustrator 
First Canadian Edition in original dust jacket. Very clean rose red cloth boards with black title box, bright gold lettering on spine. Top and bottom spine edges very lightly bumped, no fraying, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. 240 pgs. with illustrations by John A. Hall. Clean dustjacket has very shallow chipping at top and bottom spine edge, short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. An adaptation of Bernard Braden's C.B.C. programs of similar title, and was the result of thousands of requests from radio listeners tha these broadcasts be put in permanent form. Mr. Braden visited England in the summer of 1947 where he obtained interviews with people prominent in the political, economic and social reconstruction of England. 5-1/2" x 8". Great Britain. 016961

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Hell Of A Place To Lose A Cow: An American Hitchhiking Odyssey, Brookes, Tim
6 Hell Of A Place To Lose A Cow: An American Hitchhiking Odyssey
Brookes, Tim
Washington DC Adventure Press / National Geographic Society 2000 0792276833 / 9780792276838 First Hardback Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean white boards with blue cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with color photographs. 308 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A wonderful cross-country American hitchhiking adventure by a regular essayist on National Public Radio's "Weekend Edition." 025103

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All Night Long, Caldwell, Erskine
7 All Night Long
Caldwell, Erskine
New York Duell, Sloan, & Pierce 1942 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean dark blue cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Fading to top spine edge (1/8"). No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 283 pgs. Bright illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap); has very shallow chipping at top spine edge, hint of fading to spine, hint of soiling to rear panel. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A novel about Russian guerrillas carrying on the terrible struggle on the border between White Russia and Great Russia on the Central Front. When the Germans strike through this region, the guerrillas band together in a marsh under the leadership of a heroic brigadier, Pavlenko. They send out parties on night raids to wreck trains, burn down radio stations, kill sentries, ambush German trucks. 017512

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Modern Flight (with over 100 signatures of P.A.A.F. flyers), Clevenger, Cloyd P.
8 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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9 Two O'Clock, Eastern Wartime
Dunning, John
New York Scribner 2001 0-7432-0195-7 / 9780743201957 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Clean blue boards with black cloth spine, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 478 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, no tears, enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Fiction. 009050

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Two O'Clock, Eastern Wartime, Dunning, John
10 Two O'Clock, Eastern Wartime
Dunning, John
New York Scribners 2001 0-7432-0195-7 / 9780743201957 First Hardbound Near FIne Near Fine Jacket 
478 pgs. Nr Fine in Nr Fine DJ - new archival quality mylar cover. Clean blue boards with black cloth spine, silver lettering on spine. Binding tight & square, pages bright and clean. No names, writing or bookplates. Clean bright dustjacket has not been price-clipped, is unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 003248

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The Power to See It Through, Fosdick, Harry Emerson
11 The Power to See It Through
Fosdick, Harry Emerson
New York Harper & Brothers 1935 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean original dust jacket. Clean black cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear, tiny bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 248 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (1.50 on front inside flap), has shallow edge chipping and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Filled with vigorous appeals to the intellect and the conscience, here are the sermons which inspired thousands in the Riverside Church of New York and through extensive radio broadcasting. 026853

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Naked in Baghdad: The Iraq War as Seen By NPR's Correspondent, Garrels, Anne
12 Naked in Baghdad: The Iraq War as Seen By NPR's Correspondent
Garrels, Anne
New York Farrar Straus Giroux 2003 0-374-52903-5 / 9780374529031 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition, signed by author. Maroon boards with maroon cloth spine, bright silver lettering on spine. Slight damp stain to rear board, no bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. 222 pgs. Bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. As National Public Radio's senior foreign correspondent, Anne Garrels has covered conflicts in Chechnya, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and elsewhere. She is renowned for direct, down-to-earth, insightful reporting, and for her independent take on what she sees. 8vo. Middle East. 013256

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You Can Master Life, Gilkey, James Gordon
13 You Can Master Life
Gilkey, James Gordon
New York Macmillan 1934 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, published September, 1934 in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean burgundy red cloth boards with unchipped gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names,writing or marks. 186 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (1.75 at to of front inside flap), small corner clip at bottom of front inside flap. Age-toning to spine, slight age-toning to front and rear panel; very shallow wear at top and bottom spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Very scarce book - a guide to mastering the problems of life by pastor of the South Congregational Church of Springfield, Massachusetts who was a regular speaker at many of the colleges and preparatory schools throughout the East. Dr. Gilkey was one of the first ministers in New England to send out sermons by radio - from 1923 to 1932 the morning service from his church was broadcastregularly through Stations WBZ and WBZA. 025129

Price: 500.00 USD
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14 A Necktie in Greenwich Village
Levoy, Myron
New York Vanguard Press 1968 First Hard Cover Near FIne Near Fine Jacket Signed
Clean red cloth boards with white lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean yellow endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Letter regarding an upcoming radio interview SIGNED BY AUTHOR is laid in. 185 pgs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Book is a happy trip which follows a young man in and out of Greenwich Village on his search for the good life, poking fun at him along the way. 8vo. Fiction. 013585

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Dingy & Pips Ltd. Detectives, Lind, Anton
15 Dingy & Pips Ltd. Detectives
Lind, Anton
Great Britain Purnel 1961 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean book in original illustrated dust jacket. Clean unfaded red cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (slight tanning), with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Black and white frontispiece illustration. 178 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (2s. 6d. net on front inside flap), no chips, slightest hint of wear at top and bottom spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Dingy, the very inexpert radio enthusiast, and Pips, the crazy conjurer, start a Detective Agency, and by very unconventional methods solve a real mystery. 024670

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16 People Are Funny
Linkletter, Art
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1947 Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good Jacket 
Clean yellow cloth boards with small illustration and lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean. No names or bookplates. 273 pgs. Illustrated. Clean dustjacket is unfaded, not price clipped, has small v-shaped chip at top rear edge, small chip at top of spine, closed tear at base of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 006098

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Railway Man: A Pow's Searing Account of War, Brutality and Forgiveness, Lomax, Eric
17 The Railway Man: A Pow's Searing Account of War, Brutality and Forgiveness
Lomax, Eric
New York W W Norton & Co Inc 1995 0393039102 / 9780393039108 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First American Edition, First Printing in clean unchipped dust jacket. As new condition. Blue boards with black spine, gold lettering on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 278 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, unclipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Story of a Scotsman who was taken prisoner after the fall of Singapore during World War II and was put to work on the infamous Burma-Siam railway, which cost the lives of 250,000 men. There he helped to build an illicit radio, so that the prisoners could follow the news of the war. He was caught and tortured. "This unforgettable book describes a life saved from final bitterness by an extraordinary will to remember and forgive." 024629

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18 The Story of Jodrell Bank
Lovell, Sir Bernard
New York/Evanston Harper & Row 1968 First Hard Cover Near FIne Near Fine Jacket 
Clean yellow boards with dark blue cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Clean, photographically illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 265 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with slight wear at base of spine, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The story of Jodrell Bank, the world's largest radio telescope. 8vo. Space Exploration. 010574

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19 Out of the Air
McBride, Mary Margaret
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1960 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Very clean beige cloth boards with rust lettering on cover, blue and rust lettering on spine. No bumping or wewar. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean, no names, writing or bookplates. 384 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, two small closed edge tears and hint of superficial rubbing. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Mary Margaret McBride's story of the golden decades of radio broadcasting. 8vo. Radio. 010124

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The Book of Knowledge Annual 1950, McLoughlin, E. V.
20 The Book of Knowledge Annual 1950
McLoughlin, E. V.
New York The Grolier Society 1950 First Hardcover Very Good Good Jacket 
Clean hardcover book in scarce original illustrated dust jacket. Brown leather-like boards with raised lettering on cover, gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Clean, beautifully illustrated (in color) endpapers. First ten pages have very faint water stain for fore-edges, otherwise all pages are clean with amazing, amusing and remarkable historical photographs from that era. 424 pages. Color illustrated dust jacket has edge chips, one 3" closed tear, 1" piece missing at base of spine, and yet it is still remarkably intact and evocative of the year 1950. Now enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. More than 100 important men and women of the time inform on what was new in the world in 1950 in this well-illustrated book. In the field of international events, Eleanor Roosevelt and Trygve Lie report on the United Nations. Sir Edward Appleton, Nobel Prize winner, and many other noted scientists tell of then latest triumphs of science. Sports fans will like the contributions of Tommy Henrich, the New York yankees' World Series hero; Lou Little, the outstanding football coach, and Dick Button, the world's champion amateur figure skater of the time. World events, radio, television, music, transportation, animals, strange and foreign lands, books, gems, art--all the things that made up life in 1950 are presented here. 028029

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