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A Decade of Collecting: An Exhibition Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco The Avery Brundage Collection
1 A Decade of Collecting: An Exhibition Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco The Avery Brundage Collection

San Francisco Asian Art Museum of San Francisco 1976 First Soft Cover Fine No Dust jacket 
First Edition, First Printing. Gift Quality. No names, writing or marks. Pages and edges are clean. Softcover book with illustrated cover. No creasing, chipping or rubbing. The Avery Brundage Collection. 191 pgs. 8-1/2" x 11". . WARD01740

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2 Dog Stories from Punch

New York George H. Doran 1918 First Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket George Morrow, Illustrator 
First Edition, with GHD device on copyright page. No date of publication listed (circa 1920). Clean beige illustrated boards sunning to edges; dark green unfaded cloth spine, clean unchipped paper label on spine. 211 pgs. Twenty-five delight ful dogs stories with charming illustrations by George Morrow. 8vo. Dogs. 016584

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3 Images of the World

National Geographic Society 1981 First Cloth Near FIne Very Good+ Jacket 
Beautifully clean silver cloth covered boards. Binding tight & square. Pages clean, no names, writing or bookplates inside. First Edition, limited to 405,000 copies. 326 fabulous photographs taken around the world in color and black and white. Clean dustjacket has minor edgewear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Photography. WARD01090

Price: 12.00 USD
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Seeker: The Art of Sohan Qadri The Art of Sohan Qadri
4 Seeker: The Art of Sohan Qadri The Art of Sohan Qadri

NJ Grantha Corporation 2004 1-890206-72-5 / 9781890206727 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing. Gift Quality! As new book and dustjacket. Very clean white boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 132 pgs. Beautifully illustrated (in color) with the work of Sohan Qadri, fine artist from India. Very clean dustjacket is unchipped, no wear or tears, enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 10" x 11-3/4" 012172

Price: 40.00 USD
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5 The Piano Teacher

New York/Scarborough New American Library 1987 0-453-01015-6 / 9780453010153 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean red boards with red cloth spine, bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. Clean red endpapers. 277 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no wear, enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. True Crime. 008920

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Maugham's Choice of Kipling's Best - Sixteen Stories Selected and with an Introductory Essay by W. Somerset Maugham, (Kipling, Rudyard (Maugham, W. Somerset, Editor)
6 Maugham's Choice of Kipling's Best - Sixteen Stories Selected and with an Introductory Essay by W. Somerset Maugham
(Kipling, Rudyard (Maugham, W. Somerset, Editor)
Garden City, NY Doubleday 1953 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Clean book in original unclipped dust jacket. Green cloth boards with Maugham logo in black and RK initials in white on cover, white and black lettering on spine. Tiny pinhead size ding at base of front board; no other wear, no fading. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 324 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is not price clipped (3.95 on front inside flap), no tears, not price clipped,shallow chipping at top edge of rear panel (max 1/3"). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024226

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The Glass of Fashion - Some Social Reflections, A Gentleman with A Duster
7 The Glass of Fashion - Some Social Reflections
A Gentleman with A Duster
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1921 First Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
First Edition. Green cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Very light soiling, small spot of wear-through to one corner tip. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. Frontispiece illustration with tissue guard. Many additional illustrations. 176 pages. 024088

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Captain Martha Mary, Abbott, Avery
8 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

Price: 30.00 USD
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The Green Thumb Book of Indoor Gardening, Abraham, George
9 The Green Thumb Book of Indoor Gardening
Abraham, George
New York Prentice Hall 1967 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
First Edition, in clean unclipped jacket, SIGNED by the author. Green boards with gold lettering and decoration on spine; very light soiling to front board. 1/3" closed tear at center top spine edge. Signed by author on front free endpaper: "Best Wishes - George 'Doc' Abraham - Dec. 1967." 304 pp. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped ( on front inside flap), has a few tiny edge chips at top spine edge, a few very short closed edge tears, tiny chip to lower rear corner. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 019750

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On Extended Wings, Ackerman, Diane
10 On Extended Wings
Ackerman, Diane
New York Atheneum 1985 0-689-11540-7 / 9780689115400 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Clean dark blue boards with blue cloth spine, bright silver 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. 307 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. In this remarkable paean to flying, award-winning poet Diane Ackerman invites us to ride jump seat as she takes--literally and figuratively--to the sky. The book tells the story of how she gained mastery over the mysteries of flight and earned her private pilot's license, of her frustration and exhilaration during horus of lessons and endless touch and gos, of her first solo and her first cross-country flights. 8vo. Aviation. 015825

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Improbable: A Novel, Adam Fawer
11 Improbable: A Novel
Adam Fawer
New York William Morrow 2005 0060736771 / 9780060736774 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition (with full number line) in clean unclipped dust jacket. Author's debut novel. Clean teal green boards with black spine, 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. 403 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A riveting story of chance, fate, and numbers, and one man's strange journey past the boundaries of the possible into the chilling realm of the improbable. 023788

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Red of the Dawn - A Story of A Minister and His Wife, Adam, Cecile Belle
12 Red of the Dawn - A Story of A Minister and His Wife
Adam, Cecile Belle
New York Daniel Ryerson, Inc. 1937 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition, SIGNED by the author, in original dust jacket. Immaculate clean and bright red cloth boards with crisp stamped black lettering on cover and spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (slight browning). Signed by author on front free endpaper: "Greetings - Cecile Belle Adam". 320 pages. Clean dust jacket (design by W. G. Adam 1937) has very slight edge wear, a few short closed edge tears,one small v-shaped chip at top edge of rear panel. Nice photo of author on front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Religious novel of two young idealists who go out from college with the hope of bettering a materialistic world. First the World War separates the newlyweds. Then follows a series of disappointments, doubts and disillusionments. An "inside view" of parsonage life in a young minister's family. 025416

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The Pink Panther Cocktail Party - Pink-a-licious Drinks to Seduce and Entertain, Adam. Rocke
13 The Pink Panther Cocktail Party - Pink-a-licious Drinks to Seduce and Entertain
Adam. Rocke
Chicago Surrey Books 2004 1572840722 / 9781572840720 First Hardcover 
Clean hardcover book - first printing with full numberline on copyright page, celebrating 40 years of "The Pink Panther". No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright (a few tiny water spots to a couple of pages, barely visible). No names, writing or marks. Clean pink and white decorated endpapers. Color illustrations by SHAG. Includes advice on setting up your "Pink" bar, including glassware, utensils, garnishes, liquor glossary. 64 pages. Theme song CD included at rear in publisher's clear plastic envelope. Give a Pink Panther Cocktail Party and celebrate with the coolest of cats! Recipes for 85 pink-a-licious drinks, and a CD so you can listen to his theme songs. 026095

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Ansel Adams: An Autobiography, Adams, Ansel  (with Mary Street Alinder)
14 Ansel Adams: An Autobiography
Adams, Ansel (with Mary Street Alinder)
Boston Little, Brown And Company 1986 0821215965 / 9780821215968 Third Printing Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Beautiful as new book and dust jacket. Large book - approx. size: 9" x 11". Third printing of the first edition in clean unworn dust jacket. Red cloth boards with gold lettering on spine, blind-stamped signature on cover. Clean charcoal gray endpapers. No names, writing or marks. All pages and edges are clean and bright. Illustrated with beautiful Ansel Adams photos throughout (277 illustrations. 400 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket has no chipping or wear, no tears or clipping. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Gift quality. Completed just prior to his death in 1984, this is Adams' testament of a life of dedication, adventure, achievement, remarkable friendships, plainspoken wisdom, and a concern for man and nature. 026212

Price: 35.00 USD
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Conquest of the Tropics - The Story of the Creative Enterprises conducted by the United Fruit Company, Adams, Frederick Upham
15 Conquest of the Tropics - The Story of the Creative Enterprises conducted by the United Fruit Company
Adams, Frederick Upham
Garden City, NY Doubleday, Page & Company 1914 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
First Edition. Green cloth boards with stamped gold lettering and blind-stamped decoration, clean unchipped color paste-on illustration on cover. Gold lettering and banana decoration on spine. Very light soiling. No fading or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with decorated endpapers (small ink-stamp of former owner at top edge of front free and fixed endpaper). Illustrated with black and white photographs, maps. 368 pages with index. 023392

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SAINT CROIX NOTES - River Mornings, Radio Nights, Adams, Noah
16 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

Price: 22.00 USD
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Dead and Buried: the Horrible History of Bodysnatching, Adams, Norman
17 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

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The Iron Wolf and Other Stories, Adams, Richard
18 The Iron Wolf and Other Stories
Adams, Richard
London Allen Lane/Penguin 1980 071391341X / 9780713913415 First Cloth Bds Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition. Very clean brown cloth boards with no bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 142 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Fiction. 001127

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Keepers of the Lights, Adamson, Hans Christian
19 Keepers of the Lights
Adamson, Hans Christian
New York Greenberg 1955 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean original unclipped dust jacket. Clean charcoal gray cloth boards with small yellow rectangle on cover, white lighthouse decoration and yellow lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Gray endpapers, with previous owner name and date neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 430 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (5.50 on front inside flap), has slight edge wear with a few tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The history of our lighthouses, lightships, and the men who guided those who sail the seas. 023388

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Keepers of the Lights, Adamson, Hans Chritian
20 Keepers of the Lights
Adamson, Hans Chritian
New York Greenberg 1955 First Hardcover Very Good+ good Jacket 
First edition in original dust jacket. Clean charcoal gray boards with small yellow square (of "light") on cover, yellow and white lettering, white lighthouse decoration on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean gray endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Generously illustrated with photographs. 430 pages with index. Dust jacket has a few small edge chips, is price clipped at top corner of front inside flap, several closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024836

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