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Some Famous American Schools, Adams, Oscar Fay
1 Some Famous American Schools
Adams, Oscar Fay
Boston Dana Estes & Company 1903 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
First Edition decorated American trade binding (signed binding - monogram AMS on cover - Amy M. Sacker). Red cloth boards with orange, blue and black decoration on cover, small blue and black decoration on spine. Tiny spots of wear to corners. Some pages have very faint water mark to top or bottom page edges. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Frontispiece photo of St. Paul's School with tissue guard. Many full page photographic illustrations of schools throughout the book. Preface by the author. 341 pages. Descriptions and photographs of nine American preparatory schools, their history and scholastics. 027866

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Inspiring Lives of Sixty Famous Men, Ahlers, Lena C.
2 Inspiring Lives of Sixty Famous Men
Ahlers, Lena C.
Chicago Albert Whitman & Company 1928 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Benny Larsen, Illustrator 
First Edition in scarce dust jacket. Clean green cloth boards with very clean unworn color paste-on illustration on cover. No fraying, fading or wear-through. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Clean endpapers illustrated with maps. Illustrated by Benny Larsen. 288 pages. Clean color illustrated dust jacket is not price clipped (1.50 on front inside flap), has chips and closed edge tears, surface scrape at top edge from sticker removal (size of a nickel). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Brief, pointed biographical sketches, charmingly written, of the lives of sixty famous men worth knowing--including explorers, inventors, musicians, statesmen, authors, artists and patriots. Illustrated with pen and ink portraits of the various characters of the sketches. 026841

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Austin Val Verde: A Montecito Masterpiece, Aran, Berge
3 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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Walt Whitman's Secret, Aronin, Ben
4 Walt Whitman's Secret
Aronin, Ben
Chicago Argus Books 1955 First Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in unclipped dust jacket. Very clean beige cloth boards with black lettering and decoration on cover, black lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 374 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, has several short closed edge tears, a few tiny edge nicks. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A fictionalized biography of the great American poet. Not only Whitman but Emerson, Thoreau, Foster, Melville, and scores of other famed writing personalities come to vibrant life in this magnificently written story. 026910

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Track of the Cat, Barr, Nevada
5 Track of the Cat
Barr, Nevada
New York Putnam 1993 First Hardback Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped jacket. Clean green boards with black spine, unchipped metallic 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. 238 pages. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Collectible quality first edition of author's first mystery in the famous Anna Pigeon series. 021089

Price: 120.00 USD
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Yankee Auctioneer, Bean, George H.
6 Yankee Auctioneer
Bean, George H.
Boston Little Brown 1948 Later Printing Hard Cover Very Good Good Jacket Signed
Later printing, signed by author. Unfaded red cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No fraying or wear, faint hint of soiling. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and signed on front free endpaper: "Signed for Ethel L. Avery by George H. Bean - July 25, 1949." Light foxing to endpapers. 247 pgs. Color illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped, unfaded, with 2" wide chip at top left corner edge, max. depth of 1-1/2", small rear top corner chip, corner wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The autobiography of George Bean, famous New England auctioneer. Filled with salty humor and tips on what it takes to be a successful auctioneer. Approx 8" x 6". Biography. 016900

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Looking Backward 2000-1887, Bellamy, Edward
7 Looking Backward 2000-1887
Bellamy, Edward
Boston / New York Houghton Mifflin 1890 Early printing Hardcover Very Good 
Green cloth boards with black lettering on cover, gold lettering on spine. Book is quite clean (a few tiny very faint spots), very light surface wear to corners. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Small previous owner last name neatly penned on top edge of front pastedown - all endpapers intact. Pages and edges are clean. 337 pages. Famous piece of Utopian literature, an early printing with a Preface by the author. 027965

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Where Are They Buried? How Did They Die? - Fitting Ends and Final Resting Places of the Famous, Infamous, and Noteworthy, Benoit, Tod
8 Where Are They Buried? How Did They Die? - Fitting Ends and Final Resting Places of the Famous, Infamous, and Noteworthy
Benoit, Tod
New York Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers 2003 1579122876 / 9781579122874 First Hardcover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean black boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fading. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 560 pages. Dust jacket is clean and bright, unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. All about the death & burial places of famous and infamous people, from Greata Garbo, Marilyn Monroe and Mark Twain to Mother Teresa and Kurt Cobain. Amazing information on unforgettable people. 026954

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The Last Cannibals, Bjerre, Jens
9 The Last Cannibals
Bjerre, Jens
New York William Morrow 1957 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Translated from the Danish by Estrid Bannister. Green cloth boards with black cloth spine, gold decorative stripe on black portion of cover, gold lettering on spine. Some fading to green edges. No bumping, fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright with clean map-illustrated endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with many black and white plates. 192 pages. Clean dust jacket has very small chip at upper rear spine corner, very slight edge wear, not price clipped; enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A famous young Danish explorer's vivid personal account of day-by-day life among the primitive tribes of Australia and New Guinea. 027012

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Blackstone's Modern Card Tricks, Blackstone, Harry
10 Blackstone's Modern Card Tricks
Blackstone, Harry
Garden City, NY Garden City Books 1958 New Revised Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
New Revised Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Very clean black cloth boards with yellow lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with drawings. 164 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, unchipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The famous magician reveals his most popular and mystifying card tricks. 025458

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The Poison Trail, Boos, William F., M.D.
11 The Poison Trail
Boos, William F., M.D.
Boston / New York Hale, Cushman & Flint 1939 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (stated "First Printing, April 1939" on copyright page. Clean unfaded brown cloth boards with dark brown lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Very faint browning to front free endpaper from enclosed newspaper clipping; no names, writing or bookplates. 380 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few very tiny edge chips. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. In this unique book a well known toxicologist tells the story of man's constant struggle against his most insidious enemy. He draws fully from his own experiences as a physician in his special field; as consultant in the use of poison for industrial purposes and foods; and as an expert witness in many of the famous civil and criminal cases of the last twenty years. 023483

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Literary Lodgings, Borish, Elaine
12 Literary Lodgings
Borish, Elaine
London Constable and Company 1984 0-09-465180-9 / 9780094651807 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean black boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers with no writing or marks. Dustjacket is not price clipped and is bright and clean, unchipped, no tears. 249 pgs. with index. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Author introduces the reader to the delights of nearly forty hotels in Britain which were once the haunts of famous writers and where the reader can now actually stay. 8vo. Travel/adventure. 014248

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Daughters of Eve, Bradford, Gamaliel
13 Daughters of Eve
Bradford, Gamaliel
Boston/New York Houghton Mifflin 1930 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Very clean burgundy cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square. Pages and edges are clean, with hint of faint foxing to endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 304 pgs. with index. Illustrated with portraits of famous women. Dustjacket is not price-clipped, has some chipping at top of spine, short closed edge tears and tiny edge chips. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Biographic information on famous women including Madame Guyon, Catherine the Great, George Sand, Sarah Bernhardt and other endlessly fascinating females from history. 011381

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How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous, Bragg, Georgia
14 How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous
Bragg, Georgia
Walker (Bloomsbury Imprint) 2012 0802798179 / 9780802798176 Later printing Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Kevin O'Malley, Illustrator 
Very clean book in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean glossy illustrated boards. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright, with black endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with fun drawings by Kevin O'Malley. 184 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Can't lick death, might as well have fun with it! Over the course of history, men and women have lived and died. Here are the stories of famous deaths from King Tut's ancient autopsy to Henry VIII's explosive demise to Albert Einstein's great brain escape, these pages contain all the gory details of the awful ends of nineteen awfully famous people. 026026

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Food and Wine of France: Bordeaux to the Pays Basque, Brown, Michael and Sybil
15 Food and Wine of France: Bordeaux to the Pays Basque
Brown, Michael and Sybil
1983 Exeter Books 1984 0671059688 / 9780671059682 Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean hardcover book and dust jacket. Red cloth boards with lovely gold illustration of hen and rooster on cover, gold lettering on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with color photographs. 240 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, very slight age-toning; enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Highly readable and entertaining guide to the gastronomic richesof Southwest France; the famous wines and anisette liqueur of Bordelais; truffles and pate de fois gras from Perigord and the Quercy; Roquefort cheese, matured in the caves of Combalou; the brandy of Armagnac, and so much more. 027756

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Black & White by Brown - Simplified Drawing, Brown, Paul
16 Black & White by Brown - Simplified Drawing
Brown, Paul
New York Charles Scribner 1939 First Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket Signed
First Edition, with "A" on copyright page, SIGNED by Paul Brown and embellished with a lovely horse head sketch by the author on blank fly leaf. (Presentation drawing: "The Rogues Badge - For the USO - Hempstead. - Paul Brown '44." Drawing is of a race horse wearing a racing hood with blinkers (the "rogue's badge"). Beige paper covered boards with black lettering and illustration of race horses on cover. Light soiling,(a few small faint spots, mostly on rear board). Wear-through at corner tips, wear with some loss at top and bottom spine edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with beautifully illustrated endpapers. No previous owner markings. Unpaginated. Scarce book by famous illustrator Paul Brown, giving clear, simple instructions on learning to draw not only horses, but other subjects such as skiers, fishermen, boxing, and other action images. Made more scarce by a lovely original sketch and signature on front fly leaf. 022327

Price: 500.00 USD
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Sixteen Famous British Plays, Cerf, Bennett A. and Van H. Cartmell (editors)
17 Sixteen Famous British Plays
Cerf, Bennett A. and Van H. Cartmell (editors)
New York Modern Library 1943 Early printing Hardcover Very Good+ good Jacket 
Modern Library no. G63 in dust jacket. Complete and Unabridged. Toledano binding no. G4. Gray cloth boards with green title box on spine, green and gold oval torchbearer symbol on cover and spine. No fraying or wear, slight age-toning. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean decorated endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Black top-stained upper text block edges. Introduction by John Mason Brown. 1000 pages. Dust jacket is clean but has edge chipping and closed tears, corner crease. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Plays include The Corn is Green, Mr. Pim Passes By, The Green Goddess, Outward Bound, The Green Bay Tree, The Importance of Being Earnest, What Every Woman Knows, and MORE. 027162

Price: 10.00 USD
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The Canterbury Tales, Chaucer, Geoffrey
18 The Canterbury Tales
Chaucer, Geoffrey
New York Modern Library 1946 Second Modern Library Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Modern Library 161.2 in illustrated dust jacket. Toledano binding no. 8. Clean green cloth boards with black title box, gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (previous owner name neatly stamped at top of front free endpaper, top of title page). Edited by Rev. Walter W. Skeat (the famous "Skeat" edition"), Introduction by Louis Untermeyer. 642 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (1.95 on front inside flap), 405 titles listed on inverse of jacket; no chips, very light surface rubbing. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026417

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Way to Cook, Child, Julia
19 The Way to Cook
Child, Julia
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1990 0394532643 / 9780394532646 Eighth Printing Hardback Fine FIne Jacket 
Beautifully clean, as new cookbook in clean original dust jacket. Large book - size approximately 9-1/2" x 11". Clean glossy decorated boards have no wear; binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with no names, writing or bookplates; small remainder mark (blue line on bottom of text block page edges near spine). Thoroughly illustrated in full color. Clean orange endpapers. 512 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, unfaded, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. In this magnificent cookbook, Julia Child gives her magnum opus - the distillation of a lifetime of cooking. 025016

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The Port of Gloucester, Connolly, James B.
20 The Port of Gloucester
Connolly, James B.
New York Doubleday Doran 1940 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in unclipped original dust jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with blind-stamped sailing ship decoration on cover, gold lettering and nautical decorations on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with etchings by Max Kuehne. 333 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), has chip at rear top spine corner, short closed edge tears, very shallow chipping at top and bottom spine ends (1/16"), small spot of rubbing to front panel (smaller than a pea). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. First book in the Doubleday Doran Seaport Series, the story of the most famous small port in America by a master story-teller. 026380

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