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The Great Living System:  New Answers From the Sciences to Old Religious Questions, Clark, John Ruskin
1 The Great Living System: New Answers From the Sciences to Old Religious Questions
Clark, John Ruskin
Pacific Grove, California Boxwood Press 1977 0910286507 / 9780910286503 First Paperback Near Fine Signed
Clean softcover book published in 1977 - SIGNED by the author. Newspaper article from the San Diego Union (1-29-1977) laid in, reviewing the book and announcing author's visit to San Francisco. Clean blue paper cover with image of earth on cover, white lettering. No creasing or chipping. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean. Signed by author on front free endpaper in blue ink: "John Ruskin Clark". Author bio and photo on rear panel. 290 pages with index. A book supporting a systematic philosophical explanation of religion, which views the universe as a living system of which man is a part. 025493

Price: 60.00 USD
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10:56:20PM 7/20/69 (The Historic Conquest of the Moon as Reported to the American People By CBS News Over the CBS Television Network), Columbia Broadcasting System
2 10:56:20PM 7/20/69 (The Historic Conquest of the Moon as Reported to the American People By CBS News Over the CBS Television Network)
Columbia Broadcasting System
New York Columbia Broadcasting System 1970 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Large book with original dustjacket (size: 10-1/2" x 11"). The embossed dust jacket represents areas of the lunar surface including the Sea of Tranquility where astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon, July 20, 1969. Clean black cloth boards with blind-stamped title on cover. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean black endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated in full color with images of live transmissions from the moon, text of CBS coverage of the event. Dust jacket has short closed edge tears, no chips, hint of very light soiling. Enclosed in archival quality removable mylar. 022140

Price: 75.00 USD
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Little Man, What Now?, Fallada, Hans
3 Little Man, What Now?
Fallada, Hans
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1933 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Clean Grosset & Dunlap edition. Gray cloth covered boards with clean unchipped paper paste-on title label on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with decorated endpapers - small neatly penned previous owner inscription at top edge of front free endpaper; piece from dust jacket summarizing the book is neatly glued to front fixed endpaper. 383 pages + note about the author + publisher's advertising at rear of book. A story of the courageous human way of people experiencing the vagaries of love, life and the economic system. 027479

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Real Mars, Hanlon, Michael
4 The Real Mars
Hanlon, Michael
USA Carroll & Graf 2004 0786714131 / 9780786714131 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First American 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 with clean black endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Beautifully illustrated with awe-inspiring photographs. Contains more than 100 spectacular surface and orbital images from Spirit, Opportunity, Mars Express, the Hubble Space Telescope and Earth-based observations, as well as those historic illustrations depicting Mars in fiction and mythology, movie images, book covers and drawings that adorned the pulp sci-fi stories of the 1930s. Foreword by Jim Garvin, NASA Lead Scientist for Mars Exploration. 250 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. 026726

Price: 25.00 USD
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Creations: The Quest for Origins in Story and Science, Isaac Asimov, George Zebrowski, Martin H. Greenberg (Editors)
5 Creations: The Quest for Origins in Story and Science
Isaac Asimov, George Zebrowski, Martin H. Greenberg (Editors)
New York Crown 1983 0517548615 / 9780517548615 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean black boards with blind-stamped decoration on cover, yellow cloth spine with metallic lettering. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Very faint square shadow on half-title page where bookplate fell off. Introduction and notes by Isaac Asimov. 351 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026080

Price: 25.00 USD
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From Newgate to Dannemora: The Rise of the Penitentiary in New York, 1796-1848, Lewis, W. David
6 From Newgate to Dannemora: The Rise of the Penitentiary in New York, 1796-1848
Lewis, W. David
Ithaca Cornell University Press 1965 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean dark green cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Slight bump to board at top edge; no other wear. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean. Small previous owner inscription at top corner of front free endpaper. Slight dust-speckling to top edges. 311 pgs. with index. Illustrated with portraits and drawings, diagrams. Also includes a pamphlet (laid in), "The Rise of the Penitentiary in New York - A Review" by Harry Elmer Barnes reprinted from New York History, January, 1966. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has edge wear, one chip near top spine edge, short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Criminal Justice. 012591

Price: 50.00 USD
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The Rest They Need, Lyons, Herbert
7 The Rest They Need
Lyons, Herbert
New York Dial Press 1950 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Clean charcoal gray boards with clean unfaded red cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 375 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A major novel about Americans at work - about those who work in the world-in-itself that Americans call "The Office" - a world with its own morality, its own complex system of government, its own code of honor. 025168

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Great Impersonation, Oppenheim, E. Phillips
8 The Great Impersonation
Oppenheim, E. Phillips
New York Triangle 1939 Reprint Hardcover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket 
Triangle Books Edition (1939) in clean illustrated dust jacket. Clean orange cloth boards with black title box on cover, black lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, but tanned. Clean blue endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. 322 pages. Dust jacket has wear and small tears at top spine edge, a few additional very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Considered by some to be Oppenheim's greatest spy story. Leaving England under suspicion as a murderer, Sir Everard Dominey turns up in German East Africa after ten years of wandering and is rescued from death in the jungle by the German Commandant, Baron von Ragastein, a former fellow-student at Oxford. What follows is a story of impersonation, romance, and a revelation of the German espionage system that is filled with suspense - and a mystery that the reader won't solve until the end of the story. 023804

Price: 20.00 USD
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Big Freeze, Partridge, Bellamy
9 Big Freeze
Partridge, Bellamy
New York Thomas Y. Crowell Co. 1948 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean light gray cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 236 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, not faded, has slight wear at spine edges, very small closed tears at spine folds. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. By the author of "Country Lawyer," this novel takes place in New York City when an engineer helps develop a city reservoir and aqueduct system at a time when people were flooding into America from Europe due to a Cholera epidemic. Probable first edition (no additional printings listed--Crowell Publishers used various methods of indicating first edition, including no additional printings). 8vo. Historical Fiction. 012867

Price: 15.00 USD
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Stormy Genius: The Life of Aviation's Maverick Bill Lear, Rashke, Richard L.
10 Stormy Genius: The Life of Aviation's Maverick Bill Lear
Rashke, Richard L.
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1985 0395353726 / 9780395353721 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition, SIGNED by the author, in original unclipped jacket. Clean blue paper covered boards with dark blue cloth spine, bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and signed by author on front free endpaper: "To Pat with my best wishes - Richard Rashke - 12/13/85". Illustrated with black and white plates. 401 pages with index. Clean jacket is not price clipped (19.95 on front inside flap), unchipped, a few tiny closed edge tears and tiny rubs. Photo of Bill Lear on rear panel with his automobile steam turbine engine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The life story of Bill Lear, an irascible, eccentric, outrageous aviation genius. A poor boy who made and lost millions four times over, he patented more than 150 designs and inventions in electronics and aerodynamics including the first automatic pilot for jets, an automatic landing system for jets, and the eight-track tape, not to mention an automobile steam turbine engine. 022317

Price: 200.00 USD
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The Wildcatters - An Informal History of Oil-Hunting in America, Tait, Samuel W. Jr.
11 The Wildcatters - An Informal History of Oil-Hunting in America
Tait, Samuel W. Jr.
Princeton, NJ Princeton University Press 1946 First Hardcover Good no dust jacket Jacket 
First Edition, ex-reference library with some library markings. Clean marbled paper-covered boards with black cloth spine, gold lettering on spine (some dewey decimal system numbers in white at base of spine). Small spots of wear-through at corner tips, tiny tear at spine head cloth. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Illustrated with many black and white photographs. 218 pages with index. 027151

Price: 15.00 USD
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Nine Famous Trials, Tracy, John Evarts
12 Nine Famous Trials
Tracy, John Evarts
New York Vantage Press 1960 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page. Clean unfaded red boards with black lettering on spine. Slightest hint of surface wear to spine corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Tasteful previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper; no other marks. 176 pgs. Clean unfaded dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Written by a distinguished member ofthe bar, here are stories of nine famous trials that captured the attention of the world. Includes the trial of Aaron Burr, the case of Arnold the Miller, the impeachment and trial of Andrew Johnson, the trial of Mary Queen of Scots, and events stemming from the mutiny on the schooner Amistad, and more. 018123

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