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Death in the Dining Room and Other Tales of Victorian Culture, Ames, Kenneth
1 Death in the Dining Room and Other Tales of Victorian Culture
Ames, Kenneth
Philadelphia Temple University Press 1992 1566393337 / 9781566393331 First Paperback Very Good+ 
First Edition large trade paperback (approx. size: 8-1/2" x 11"). Covers are clean, uncreased, unchipped. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. Profusely illustrated with fascinating photographs of various aspects of society during the Victorian age. 265 pages with index. 026656

Price: 22.00 USD
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The Pantanal - Brazil's Forgotten Wilderness, Banks, Vic
2 The Pantanal - Brazil's Forgotten Wilderness
Banks, Vic
San Francisco Sierra Club Books 1991 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped jacket, with author-signed typed letter laid in. Clean gray boards with blue-black cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean map-illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with full color photographs. 254 pages with index. Typed letter on author's letterhead, signed by author, to Chair of the Environmental Studies Program and Syracuse College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Clean jacket is not price clipped (22.50 on front inside flap), unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Photojournalist and Cinematographer Vic Banks chronicles his adventure in an area of South America that is home to the greatest concentration of wildlife on the continent. 022510

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The Libyan Arena: The United States, Britain, and the Council of Foreign Ministers, 1945-1948, BIlls, Scott L.
3 The Libyan Arena: The United States, Britain, and the Council of Foreign Ministers, 1945-1948
BIlls, Scott L.
Kent, Ohio/London The Kent State University Press 1997 0-87338-511-X / 9780873385114 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition in clean dust jacket. Very clean black cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean red endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 209 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Middle East. 012048

Price: 12.00 USD
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Water Features for Small Gardens - From Concept to Construction, Davitt, Keith
4 Water Features for Small Gardens - From Concept to Construction
Davitt, Keith
Timber Press, Incorporated 2003 0881925969 / 9780881925968 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean black cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Beautifully illustrated with color photographs. 174 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Celebrated designer Keith Davitt brings the delights of the water garden within reach of everyone in this lovely book. Detailed case studies depict actual gardens progressing from the planning stage to planting, and the author shows step-by-step how such features are created using only modest building skills. 026838

Price: 20.00 USD
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Studies in the Institutional History of Early Modern Japan, Hall, John W. and Marius B. Jansen
5 Studies in the Institutional History of Early Modern Japan
Hall, John W. and Marius B. Jansen
Princeton, New Jersey Princeton University Press 1968 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean original unclipped dust jacket. Clean gray cloth boards with black letterin on spine. Tiny pin-head spots of wear to corners at base of spine. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with tiny previous owner last name and date at top edge of front free endpaper. Small circular blind-stamped embossment of initials in corner of title page. Introduction by Joseph R. Strayer. 396 pages with index. Dust jacket is clean, not price clipped, very small shallow chips at top spine edge, several short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025959

Price: 25.00 USD
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Mrs. de Peyster's Parties - and Other Lively Studies from The New Yorker, Hellman, Geoffrey T.
6 Mrs. de Peyster's Parties - and Other Lively Studies from The New Yorker
Hellman, Geoffrey T.
New York Macmillan 1963 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
"First Printing" stated on copyright page, in original unclipped jacket. Beige cloth boards with red lettering on spine. No bumping or wear, slightest hint of soiling. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean blue endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 421 pp. Jacket is not price clipped (5.95 on front inside flap), a few very tiny edge chips, considerable fading to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A seelection of vintage Hellman profiles, interspersed with certain shroter masterpieces of humor that have a quality all their own. Brilliant series of studies of extraordinary people: publisher Alfred A. Knopf, the Countess Mara of cravat-creating fame; the architect Le Corbusier, Alexander Calder, and designer Norman Bel Geddes, and many more. 019658

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The Battle for History - Re-fighting World War Two, Keegan, John
7 The Battle for History - Re-fighting World War Two
Keegan, John
London Pimlico 1997 0712673601 / 9780712673600 First Paperback Near Fine 
First Pimlico edition. Very clean trade paperback. No rubbing, creasing or wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. 128 pages. John Keegan assesses the literature that hasemerged from World War II - and the controversies that have arisen from that literature. He examines general histories and biographies, accounts of individual campaigns, and studies of espionage and resistance. 025611

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The World of the Huns - Studies in Their History and Culture, Maenchen-Helfen, Otto J.  (Edited by Max Knight)
8 The World of the Huns - Studies in Their History and Culture
Maenchen-Helfen, Otto J. (Edited by Max Knight)
Berkeley / Los Angelese University of California Press 1973 520-01596-7 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean unfaded black cloth boards with small gold illustration on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean red map-illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 602 pp. with index. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, two short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Scholarly exploration of the origin, migration and life of the Huns by the leading expert on the subject. 019051

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Appalachian Mountain Religion - A History, McCauley, Deborah Vansau
9 Appalachian Mountain Religion - A History
McCauley, Deborah Vansau
Urbana and Chicago, Illinois University of Illinois Press 1995 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Signed
Scarce book - inscribed and signed by the author. Clean and bright glossy hardcover book with photo-illustrated cover. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Inscribed and signed on half-title page by author as follows: "Saturday, 18 March 1995 - Mark - May the voice of mountain people through their religion touch your heart. - Deborah McCauley." Previous owner name Mark Huddle at top edge of half-title page. About ten pages of the Introduction have some marginal notes and underlining in ink. Main body of text is unmarked, pages are clean and bright. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 552 pages. 024931

Price: 100.00 USD
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The Complete Handbook of Home Brewing: Equipment, Ingredients, Methods, 55 Recipes, Miller, Dave
10 The Complete Handbook of Home Brewing: Equipment, Ingredients, Methods, 55 Recipes
Miller, Dave
Pownal, Vermont Storey Communications (Garden Way Publications) 1994 0882665170 / 9780882665177 Later printing Paperback Very Good+ 
Clean bright soft cover book. No chipping, creasing or wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright. Small notation on inside of rear cover, neatly printed address of Institute of Brewing Studies. Illustrated with drawings. 248 pages with index. The beginner or the veteran can learn to brew a range of fine lager beers and ales--from the Trappist ales of Belgium and the stouts and porters of Ireland and Great Britain, to the pilsners that are the predecessors of American beers. Author's clear and lively presentation makes this complex, technical subject fascinating. 026086

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Brigham Young, The New York Years, Palmer, Richard F. And Karl D. Butler
11 Brigham Young, The New York Years
Palmer, Richard F. And Karl D. Butler
Charles Redd Center for Western Studies 1982 0-941214-07-9 / 9780941214070 First Hard Cover Near Fine Good Jacket Signed
Very clean dark blue cloth boards with silver lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Inscirbed and SIGNED by author Karl Butler: "To my long-time and dear friend Ed Mott - Karl Butler" . Clean gray endpapers. 106 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs and map. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, has several short closed edge tears and one long closed tear on front panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 011676

Price: 30.00 USD
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Courtier and Commoner in Ancient China - Selections from the History of the Former Han, Pan Ku (Burton Watson, translator)
12 Courtier and Commoner in Ancient China - Selections from the History of the Former Han
Pan Ku (Burton Watson, translator)
Columbia University Press 1977 0231037651 / 9780231037655 First Hardcover Near Fine Good Jacket 
First Edition in dust jacket. Clean unfaded brown cloth boards with yellow lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. 282 pages with index. Clean dust jacket has two chips at top of rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 027186

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Lady - Studies of Certain Significant Phases of Her History, Putnam, Emily James
13 The Lady - Studies of Certain Significant Phases of Her History
Putnam, Emily James
New York Sturgis & Walton Company 1910 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
First Edition, published October, 1910, with old review slip from the publisher laid in. Clean decorated American trade binding - signed binding (DD monogram on cover - Decorative Designers). Clean dark blue cloth boards with elaborate gold decoration and lettering on cover, gold lettering on spine. Very slight surface wear to spine corners, no fraying or tears. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges, blank endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with black and white plates. 323 pages. 027007

Price: 35.00 USD
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Women Are Here to Stay - The Durable Sex in its Infinite Variety Through Half a Century of American Life, Rogers, Agnes
14 Women Are Here to Stay - The Durable Sex in its Infinite Variety Through Half a Century of American Life
Rogers, Agnes
New York Harper & Brothers 1949 not stated Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Large book (9-1/2" x 12") in original unclipped jacket. Clean photo illustrated boards with hint of edge wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Contains 502 black and white pictures and 38,000 words of text describing the changing roles and culture of American women over a fifty year period. 220 pages with index and list of sources. Dustjacket has slight age-toning and edge wear, some closed edge tears. Not price clipped, although price is lightly blacked out. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 022031

Price: 25.00 USD
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Heroic Love: Studies in Sidney and Spenser, Rose, Mark
15 Heroic Love: Studies in Sidney and Spenser
Rose, Mark
Cambridge, MA Harvard University Press 1968 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in original unclipped jacket. Clean light gray cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with neatly penned previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper. 156 pages with bibliography and index. Jacket is not price clipped (4.75 on front inside flap), with small chip and tear to spine repaired on blank side with tape, slight edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author analyzes the treatment of love in two great epics of the Elizabethan period, Sidney's Arcadia and Spenser's Faerie Queene. 021901

Price: 12.00 USD
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Police-State Methods in the Soviet Union, Rousset, David
16 Police-State Methods in the Soviet Union
Rousset, David
Boston Beacon Press 1953 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition in original glassine wrapper. CLean light gray boards with red illustration and lettering on cover, unfaded black cloth spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Prepared by The International Commission Against Concentrationist Regimes under the direction of David Rousset. Translated by Charles R. Joy. Edited by Jerzy G. Gliksman. 64 pages. Clean glassine wrapper. 026981

Price: 18.00 USD
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Drawing Upon Nature: Studies for the Blaschkas' Glass Models, Susan M. & David Whitehouse Rossi-Wilcox
17 Drawing Upon Nature: Studies for the Blaschkas' Glass Models
Susan M. & David Whitehouse Rossi-Wilcox
Corning, New York Corning Museum Of Glass 2007 0872901661 / 9780872901667 First Hardcover Fine 
Collectible condition first edition. Clean deep green velvet boards with lovely color paste-on illustration. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Beautiful botanical drawings in color throughout the book. 167 pages. This book was designed to supplement an exhibition of glass models by Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka on view at The Corning Museum of Glass from May 18 to November 25, 2007. It was conceived, however, when the Corning Museum and the Botanical Museum of Harvard University jointly purchased the remaining Blaschka studio materials in 1993. The book contains reproductions of 59 of the more than 900 drawings of invertebrqate animals and plants created by the Blaschkas, which are now among the treasures of the Corning Museum's Rakow Research Library. 027469

Price: 35.00 USD
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Backlog Studies, Warner, Charles Dudley
18 Backlog Studies
Warner, Charles Dudley
Boston/New York Houghton Mifflin 1899 Hard Cover Near FIne No Dustjacket Jacket Edward H. Garrett, Illustrator 
Decorated binding. Very clean brown ribbed cloth boards with gilt decoration and lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Gilt top edges. 257 pgs. Frontis illustration with clean tissue guard; eleven additional illustrations. 011692

Price: 30.00 USD
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Studies in English Literature - Being Typical Selections of British and American Authorship, from Shakespeare to the Present Time, William Swinton, Editor
19 Studies in English Literature - Being Typical Selections of British and American Authorship, from Shakespeare to the Present Time
William Swinton, Editor
New York Harper & Brothers 1881 Early printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
Very clean pebbled brown leather boards; slightest edge wear at top spine edge. Binding is tight, hinges are sound, pages and edges are clean. Clean blank endpapers - no names or bookplates. Preface by William Swinton. Black and white portraits of authors. 638 pages with glossary. Includes some of the works of Percy bysshe Shelley, Daniel Webster, Edmund Burke, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Pope, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and many other greats. 026975

Price: 35.00 USD
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Certain Trumpets: The Call of Leaders, Wills, Garry
20 Certain Trumpets: The Call of Leaders
Wills, Garry
New York Simon & Schuster 1994 0-671-65702-X / 9780671657024 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
First trade edition in dust jacket. Very clean blue boards with clean 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; no names, writing or marks. Clean dark blue endpapers. 336 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A book on the nature of leadership, by Pulitzer Prize winning author Garry Wills. 012984

Price: 10.00 USD
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