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Captain Martha Mary, Abbott, Avery
1 Captain Martha Mary
Abbott, Avery
New York Century Co. 1912 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in original jacket, decorated binding. "Published April 1912" on copyright page, 1912 on title page. Clean green cloth boards (decorated binding with yellow and brown sunflower decoration on cover). No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Beautifully penned brief previous owner inscription dated 1919 on front free endpaper. 211 pp. Frontis illustration with clean tissue guard. Original illustrated jacket has a few small chips, very light soiling, 1.00 net price on cover and spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 019577

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Dead and Buried: the Horrible History of Bodysnatching, Adams, Norman
2 Dead and Buried: the Horrible History of Bodysnatching
Adams, Norman
New York Bell Publishing Company 1972 0517135973 / 9780517135976 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (letterline on copyright page begins with "a") in clean dust jacket. Clean gray boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs.152 pages. Clean dust jacket has a few tiny edge nicks and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The horrible history of body-snatching, which reached its peak at the beginning of the 19th century. Fron Land's End to John o'Groats, people lived and died in terror of the bodysnatchers, for the old saying you are worth more dead than alive was never as true as in those days, when the ressurectionists busied themselves in the graveyards of the land at the dead of night--in search of "things for the surgeon." 026845

Price: 20.00 USD
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Celebrated Women Travellers of the Nineteenth Century, Adams, W. H. Davenport
3 Celebrated Women Travellers of the Nineteenth Century
Adams, W. H. Davenport
London W. Swan Sonnenschein & Co. 1883 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
Blue cloth boards with paper title label on spine. Very light soiling, chipping to edges of title label on spine but all clearly legible; light surface wear to corners and spine edges, but no fraying. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are unmarked, but there is consistent light foxing to pages. Clean yellow endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Beautiful black and white chapter heading decorations, full page illustrations. 459 pages. Women travellers include Couness Dora D'Isria, Maemoiselle Alexina Tinne, Madame Ida Pfeffer, Lady Morgan, Mrs. Trollope, Miss Isabella Bird, Lady Florence Dixie, many more. 025984

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4 The Fertile Crescent: Travels in the Footsteps of Ancient Science
Anderson, Clifford N.
New York Exposition Press 1968 First Hard Cover Near FIne Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean yellow cloth boards with silver lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with drawings, photographs and maps. 329 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with very light superficial rubbing to edges. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The golden era of intellectual advancement - from before the sixth century B.C. through the fourth century A.D. Contributions made by Mesopotamia, Greece and Egypt to the miracles of modern science. 8vo. Ancient History. 011388

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Those Quarrelsome Bonapartes, Anderson, Robert Gordon
5 Those Quarrelsome Bonapartes
Anderson, Robert Gordon
New York/London The Century Co. 1927 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with fancy gilt title box on cover, gilt lettering and decoration on spine. No fraying, some fading to spine. Binding is tight, no cracking; slight lean. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Neatly penned previous owner name and price marking on front free endpaper. 501 pgs. 008313

Price: 6.00 USD
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Burning Gold, Andrews, Robert Hardy
6 Burning Gold
Andrews, Robert Hardy
Garden City Doubleday Doran 1945 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean dark blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages are clean, with clean decorated endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 403 pages. Illustrated jacket is not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), unchipped, light foxing to rear panel, tinyblue ink drop to front panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Historical novel presents a lifelike picture of the violent days at the start of the eighteenth century when piracy tried men's souls. 025595

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A Remarkable Woman - A Biography of Katharine Hepburn, Anne Edwards
7 A Remarkable Woman - A Biography of Katharine Hepburn
Anne Edwards
New York William Morrow & Co 1989 0688045286 / 9780688045289 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, in clean dust jacket. Clean cream boards with red cloth spine with bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean red endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with wonderful photographs. 512 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, price clip to upper corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Biography of one of the greatest and most enduring stars of the 20h Century. 025960

Price: 15.00 USD
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The American Toilet, Anonymous
8 The American Toilet
Anonymous
New York Imbert's Lithographic Office 1827 Pamphlet Very Good 
Scarce early American booklet of lithographs on the true meaning of beauty. The American Toilet. New York: Imbert's Lithographic Office, 1827. Size: 4-5/8" x 3-5/8". Twenty page small lithograph booklet, each lithograph with liftable flap revealing text underneath. Bound with original string on left edge, no covers. A few of the flaps are missing, and some of these pages have slight damage (holes where flap was removed). Others are in perfect condition. Lithographs are black and white and have not been colored. 023734

Price: 500.00 USD
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Austin Val Verde: A Montecito Masterpiece, Aran, Berge
9 Austin Val Verde: A Montecito Masterpiece
Aran, Berge
Santa Barbara, California Austin Val Verde Foundation 2005 1890449393 / 9781890449391 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Berge Aran, Photographer 
First Edition in clean bright dust jacket - NEW condition. Dark green cloth boards with lighter green lettering on cover and spine. No wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright, unmarked. Clean decorated endpapers. Beautifully illustrated with outstanding photographs by Berge Aran. Introduction by Berge Aran and Gail Jensen. Size approx. 9" x 12" . 144 pages with Bibliography. Clean dust jacket is unworn. Austin Val Verde, situated on seventeen and a half acres, is one of the few great early 20th Century Southern California estates to have been preserved. It is a pivotal work in the career of the famous American architect Bertram Goodhue (1869-1924). Its celebrated and extensive gardens are the masterpiece of Lockwood de Forest Jr. (1895-1949), one of the most important landscape architects to have worked in Southern California. 025757

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The Wonder-Book of Horses, Baldwin, James
10 The Wonder-Book of Horses
Baldwin, James
New York Century Company 1903 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
First Edition, published November, 1903 with 1903 on title page. Clean brown cloth boards decorated with two horseheads, blue-green lettering on cover and spine. Very slight fraying to top edge of spine. Pinhead size spot of wear to top board edge. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white glossy plates. 249 pages with Explanatory Index. 025244

Price: 40.00 USD
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Breaking Ground: A Century of Craft Art in Western New York, Barbara Lovenheim, Editor; Suzanne Ramljak and Paul J. Smith, Contributors
11 Breaking Ground: A Century of Craft Art in Western New York
Barbara Lovenheim, Editor; Suzanne Ramljak and Paul J. Smith, Contributors
Hudson Hills / University of Rochester Memorial Art Gallery 2010 1555953549 / 9781555953546 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Gorgeous book - gift quality. Approx. size 9-1/4" x 11-1/4". Clean pale gray hardcover book with stamped blind-stamped lettering on cover and spine, in color illustrated dust jacket in perfect condition. Full color illustrations throughout of fine art by superior craftsmen and women from Western New York from William Morris to the modern day artists working in glass, wood, metal and clay. As new condition. Dust jacket in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026851

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Merritt Leads the Nine, Barbour, Ralph Henry
12 Merritt Leads the Nine
Barbour, Ralph Henry
New York D. Appleton Century 1936 First Hardcover Near Fine no dust jacket George M. Richards, Illustrator 
First Edition, First Printing, with (1) on last page of text. Clean orange cloth boards with small black illustration, black lettering on cover and spine. No fraying. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Small neatly penned previous owner name at top edge of front fixed endpaper. Four illustrations by George M. Richards. 256 pages. 024515

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Warlords, Artists, and Commoners: Japan in the Sixteenth Century, Bardwell L. Smith; George Elison (Editors)
13 Warlords, Artists, and Commoners: Japan in the Sixteenth Century
Bardwell L. Smith; George Elison (Editors)
Honolulu University Press Of Hawaii 1981 0824806921 / 9780824806927 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean original dust jacket. Clean light gray cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, pages and edges are clean and bright. Small previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper - no other marks. Illustrated with black and white plates, some are fold-outs. 356 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, has slightest hint of edge wear, one short closed edge tear at top rear panel edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025954

Price: 22.00 USD
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A Long Madness, Barolini, Antonio
14 A Long Madness
Barolini, Antonio
New York Pantheon 1964 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Printing (stated) in original unclipped dust jacket. Black cloth boards with red and gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Translated from the Italian by Helen Barolini. 308 pages. Jacket has very light dust soiling, a few very short closed edge tears, not price clipped. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. This distinguished novel by one of the most prominent Italian writers centers around the theme of religious bigotry and its disintegrating effect on the mind of a young woman. The setting is a northern Italian village in the early decades of the 20th century. 023961

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15 The Voyage of the Narwahl
Barrett, Andrea
New York W. W. Norton 1998 0-393-04632-X / 9780393046328 First Hard Cover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
Clean blue boards with dark blue spine, silver lettering on spine. Tiny bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers, illustrated with maps. No names, writing or marks. 399 pgs. Illustrated. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Part adventure narrative, part love story, this extraordinary chronicle captures a crucial moment in the history of eploration, the mid-nineteenth-century romance with the mystery of the Arctic. 8vo. Historical Fiction. 013452

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Berendt, John
16 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Berendt, John
New York Random House 1994 0-679-42922-0 / 9780679429227 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
A scarce true First Edition, First Printing. Dustjacket Condition: Fine. Clean original first edition dustjacket with price of $23.00 on front inside flap is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped no fading to orange lettering. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Book Condition; Fine. Clean unfaded dark green boards with clean black cloth spine, metallic lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 388 pgs. To assist in determining the first edition, first printing these are the identifying points: Dustjacket price of $23.00 on front inside flap. On page eleven, line thirty-two contains the spelling error "fmr" instead of "for." The Random House correct number line of (2 4 6 8 9 7 5 3) above first edition statement on copyright page. On rear of dustjacket - Ann Beattie is listed first. On later printings each letter of the alphabet represents an additional ten thousand printing and appears only on later printings. The first printing of this book will not contain letters or the number "1" in the number line. On later printings, the rear of dustjacket Edmund White is listed first. This is one of the most misrepresented first edition, first printing books of the 21st century. 6" x 9-1/2". Books into Film. 017242

Price: 200.00 USD
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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Berendt, John
17 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Berendt, John
New York Random House 1994 0679429220 / 9780679429227 First Hardback Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing with correct number line and all correct first edition points, in clean dust jacket. Clean unfaded dark green boards with black cloth spine, metallic lettering on cover (author's initials) and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 388 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, small price clip at upper corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. . To assist in determining the first edition, first printing these are the identifying points: Dustjacket price of $23.00 on front inside flap. On page eleven, line thirty-two contains the spelling error "fmr" instead of "for." The Random House correct number line of (2 4 6 8 9 7 5 3) above first edition statement on copyright page. On rear of dustjacket - Ann Beattie is listed first. On later printings each letter of the alphabet represents an additional ten thousand printing and appears only on later printings. The first printing of this book will not contain letters or the number "1" in the number line. On later printings, the rear of dustjacket Edmund White is listed first. This is one of the most misrepresented first edition, first printing books of the 21st century. 023170

Price: 100.00 USD
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18 In Africa with Schweitzer
Berman, Dr. Edgar
Far Hills, NJ New Horizon Press 1986 0-88282-025-7 / 9780882820255 First Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good Jacket 
Clean gold boards with brown cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 308 pgs. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has very light wear at top & bottom of spine and to one corner, very small closed edge tear (1/4"). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. "A remarkable memoir by the U.S. surgeon who worked with Schweitzer". "A moving, in-depth portrait of one of this century's most remarkable men and of the provacative writer-physician who sought him out". 8vo. Biography. 007716

Price: 12.00 USD
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Modern Daughters - Conversations with Various American Girls and One Man, Black, Alexander
19 Modern Daughters - Conversations with Various American Girls and One Man
Black, Alexander
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1899 First Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
First Edition. Maroon cloth boards with decorative oval portrait in black and white on cover of a beautiful young woman, gold decoration; gold lettering on spine. Some fading to spine and upper board edges. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with gilt top edges. Silk endpapers, with tasteful previous owner bookplate at upper corner of front fixed endpaper, name and date (Dec. 25th, 1899) at top of front free endpaper. Frontis portrait of a second young girl with clean tissue guard.Designs and photographic illustrations by the author. 212 pages. 021823

Price: 25.00 USD
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20 Songs of the Gilded Age
Boni, Margaret Bradford
New York Golden Press 1960 Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean illustrated boards. Two corners lightly bumped, otherwise no wear. Binding is tight & crisp, no cracking. Illustrated endpapers. No names, marks or bookplates. Words and music for favorite American songs of the Elegant Eighties, the Gay Nineties, and the first decade of the Twentieth Century. Arranged for the piano by Norman Lloyd, illustrated by Lucille Corcos. Clean dustjacket has hint of edgewear but no chips or tears, is not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 005266

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