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SAINT CROIX NOTES - River Mornings, Radio Nights, Adams, Noah
1 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

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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

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This Bright Land, Atkinson, Brooks
3 This Bright Land
Atkinson, Brooks
Doubleday/Natural Hist. Pres 1972 First Hardcover Fine Very Good Jacket 
First edition in original dust jacket - protected in new mylar cover. Beautiful leather-like binding with decorated cover and gold lettering. Clean book, binding tight & square. 000585

Price: 10.00 USD
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The Mammals of Virginia - An Account of the Furred Animals of Land and Sea Known to Exist in This Commonwealth with a List of Fossil Mammals from Virginia, Bailey, John Wendell
4 The Mammals of Virginia - An Account of the Furred Animals of Land and Sea Known to Exist in This Commonwealth with a List of Fossil Mammals from Virginia
Bailey, John Wendell
Richmond, Virginia John Wendell Bailey 1946 First Hardcover Very Good+ good Jacket Signed
First Edition, inscribed and SIGNED by author, in unclipped jacket. Clean unfaded burgundy cloth boards with unchipped gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and signed by author on front free endpaper: "To Professor Glenn W. Herrick, My teacher and friend, with appreciation and affection, The Author, John Wendell Bailey - March 25, 1947." Small ink-stamped name of Cornell Veterinary College professor at top corner of front free endpaper. 416 pp. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has considerable edge chipping, short closed tears (one mended in clear tape). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 020308

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The Land of Rumbelow, Baker, Carlos
5 The Land of Rumbelow
Baker, Carlos
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1963 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, first printing, with "A" on copyright page. Unfaded red cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear; tiny bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 370 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, one very short edge tear at top rear panel edge, with just a hint of edge wear. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A novel about a man who has slowly surrendered to an overwhelming belief in the evil of human life, but who, due to events and circumstances, emerges from a personal hell into light and life. 8vo. Fiction. 016407

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Moccasin Flower, Bell, John
6 Moccasin Flower
Bell, John
St. Paul, MN The Book Masters 1935 Third printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Copyright 1935, Published October, 1935 - Third Printing. Very clean unfaded burgundy red cloth boards with stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping, fraying or fading. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 255 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped (1.00 on front inside flap), has shallow chipping at top and bottom spine edges, very slight edge wear, small faint sticker mark. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of a young Frenchwoman living in Minnesota in the 1860's. In the portrayal of her life and the picturesque setting it presents excitement and an enlightening picture of life among the land of woods and water and Sioux Indians. 017932

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To Jerusalem and Back - A Personal Account, Bellow, Saul
7 To Jerusalem and Back - A Personal Account
Bellow, Saul
New York Viking Press 1976 670-71729-0 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, with "First Published in 1976 by The Viking Press" statement on copyright page. Clean charcoal gray boards with clean turquoise blue cloth spine, unchipped gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean; clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 182 pgs. Dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, small price clip to top corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 018404

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The Soul of Egypt - The Charm and Needs of the Land of the Nile, Boutros, Allison Douglas
8 The Soul of Egypt - The Charm and Needs of the Land of the Nile
Boutros, Allison Douglas
London Marshall, Morgan & Scott 1936 Hardcover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Hardcover book in original dust jacket, inscribed and SIGNED by the author. Illustrated with black and white drawings. Clean brown cloth boards with black lettering and decoration on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Some foxing to pages throughout. No previous owner markings. Author inscription in pencil on front free endpaper: "The Lottie Young Circle - with the Author's grateful appreciation - Allison D. Boutros." 126 pages. Illustrated dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, hint of very light soiling. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024720

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Lonesome Land, Bower, B. M.
9 Lonesome Land
Bower, B. M.
New York A. L. Burt 1912 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
A. L. Burt edition. Clean decorated American trade binding. Brown cloth boards with darker brown and white saddle and rope decoration, white lettering on cover, white lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name and date neatly penned on front free endpaper. Four illustrations by Stanley R. Wood. 322 pages + six pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book. 022271

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Land of High Horizons - An Intimate Interpretation of the The Great Smokies, Bowman, Elizabeth Skaggs
10 Land of High Horizons - An Intimate Interpretation of the The Great Smokies
Bowman, Elizabeth Skaggs
Kingsport, Tennessee Southern Publishers, Inc. 1948 Fifth Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Clean hardcover book, SIGNED by the author, in original dust jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with dark blue lettering, gold line decoration on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean map-illustrated endpapers. Inscribed and signed by author on half-title page as follows: "Inscribed to Josephine Seikel with good wishes and the hope that you will enjoy this armchair trip through the Great Smokies - Sincerely, Elizabeth S. Bowman." Illustrated with wonderful black and white photographs. 212 pages. Clean dust jacket is illustrated by Carlos C. Campbell, showing a view from Mt. LeConte--looking across the vast Greenbrier wilderness area to Mt. Guyot, Mt. Chapman and other high peaks. Jacket has slight edge wear, a few very small edge chips and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The beauty, history, geology, legends and traditions of the Great Smoky Mountains. 027171

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Lion Among Roses: A Memoir of Finland, Bradley, David
11 Lion Among Roses: A Memoir of Finland
Bradley, David
New York Holt Rinehart Winston 1965 First Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition, SIGNED by author, in original unclipped dust jacket. Very clean black cloth boards with orange and pink decoration on cover, orange lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers (illustrated with maps). Inscribed and Signed by author on title page: "To Bill Green - How to write is mainly a problem of what you've got to say - Good Luck - David Bradley - 1965". 278 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has 1" closed tear at top front panel edge near spine, tiny chip at base spine corner (smaller than a pea). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Author shares his absorbing discoveries of the fascinating and isolated land of Finland. 014065

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Away to Cape Breton, Brinley, Gordon
12 Away to Cape Breton
Brinley, Gordon
New York Dodd Mead 1936 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Putnam Brinley, Illustrator 
Clean red cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Slight fading at top and bottom spine edges. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean map-illustrated endpapers; tasteful previous owner bookplate on back side of front free endpaper. 266 pages. Color frontis illustration, plus illustrations throughout by Putnam Brinley. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few small shallow chips at top and bottom of spine edge, a few tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. An exploration of Cape Breton Island, that fascinating bit of land flung far out into the Atlantic off the northeastern end of Nova Scotia, by the author of "Away to the Gaspe." 8vo. Nova Scotia. 013837

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Sunshot - Peril And Wonder in the Gran Desierto (The Southwest Center Series), Broyles, Bill
13 Sunshot - Peril And Wonder in the Gran Desierto (The Southwest Center Series)
Broyles, Bill
Tucson, Arizona University of Arizona Press 2006 0816525242 / 9780816525249 First Paperback 
Beautiful large trade paperback with French flaps. Text by Bill Broyles. Photographs by Michael P. Berman. No fading, chipping or creasing. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright. Small stamp mark at lower corner of half-title page: "Donated by the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute's Nature Writing Award Program." No other marks. Illustrated with gorgeous photographs throughout. 245 pages. Over the years, Bill Broyles has ventures into the sunshot territory of Northern Mexico, slogged across its salt flats and sand dunes, defied its deadly heat. These are his essays into the heart of a forbidding but beautiful land. Michael Berman's stark black and white photographs capture the desolate beauty of the desert while conveying a sense of Broyles' adventures. Gleaned from more than 4,000 images shot with a large-format camera, these exquisite photographs translate the desert's formidle monotone into finely-tuned sudies of light and represent some of the best photos ever taken of this mysterious region. 025684

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A Gift from the Boys, Buchwald, Art
14 A Gift from the Boys
Buchwald, Art
New York Harper & Brothers 1958 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean gray boards with clean red cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. Very light bumping to corners. No fraying or wear. Very slight fading at top spine edge. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 211 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few tiny chips at top spine edge, short closed edge tears. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A humorous novel about a businessman who forgot to pay his yearly respects to the Internal Revenue Department and they, in a fit of pique, manage to get him thrown out of the country. This is the riotous story of what happens to him when he is forcibly returned to the land of his birth (Sicily). 5-3/4" x 8-1/2". Humor. 017401

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Mister Moses, Catto, Max
15 Mister Moses
Catto, Max
New York William Morrow 1961 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean original jacket. Marbled green boards with yellow cloth spine, black lettering on spine. Hint of fading to board edges; very light dust soiling to spine. Binding is tight & square, no bumping or wear. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 218 pp. Clean dustjacket is price clipped, unchipped, tiny closed tear at upper rear spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A novel set in Africa, where a certain valley is soon to be flooded by the opening of a new dam--and where a District Officer is having his problems persuading the natives to leave their home for a tract of land set aside by the French government. Then Joe Moses arrives on the scene. A unique adventure ensues, as Mister Moses leads the natives on a forty-day trek through the jungle never for a moment without danger, excitement or hilarity. Made into a movie (1965) starring Robert Mitchum. 019317

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Modern Flight (with over 100 signatures of P.A.A.F. flyers), Clevenger, Cloyd P.
16 Modern Flight (with over 100 signatures of P.A.A.F. flyers)
Clevenger, Cloyd P.
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1941 Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Clayton Knight, Illustrator Signed
A piece of history, this book was apparently used in training at the Pecos Army Air Field in 1942 when pilots were being trained as aviators for World War II. It is inscribed and signed by the author, and by instructors, navigators, radio navigators, captains and by many of the young flyers from P.A.A.F. on margins of pages throughout the book, most of them designating their rank and role. (I counted 100 signatures). Author's inscription on the half-title page reads: "To Johnny Brugler from the author Captain Cloyd Clevenger. I am about to leave on a ferry trip to the Far East. Hope you enjoy this book as much as I did writing it. - Miami, Fla. Oct. 16, 1942." The author was a veteran million miler pilot, instructor of flying and aerobatics, holder of C.A.A. Pilot License 141, Air Line Pilot, Test Pilot, and author of "Flight Manual" as well as this book. The book is well illustrated throughout by Clayton Knight. It thoroughly covers flight, aeronautic maneuvers, forced landings, motors and their problems and care, accurate landings, flying cross country and more. 294 pages with index. Book is hardcover (blue cloth boards with black cloud decoration and lettering on cover, black lettering and small decoration on spine). Tiny spot of wear to one spine corner. Binding is tight and square, hinges are solid, pages are clean. Pecos Army Air Field, activated on July 11, 1942, while still under construction, first served in the Army Air Forces West Coast Training Center (later the Western Flying Training Command) as a basic pilot school. The field was redesignated an advanced pilot school (twin-engine) on December 29, 1943, and had four auxiliary fields. PAAF was placed on "temporary standby" status on May 1, 1945, and was never again an active military installation. Originally the Pecos Municipal Airport, the field initially included 400 acres located three miles south and slightly west of Pecos. Proceeds of a $10,000 bond issue authorized in a special election on September 14, 1940, were used for land purchase. The site was cleared, fenced, and graded under a WPA contract. As the war in Europe intensified, the desire of Pecos residents for a military base increased. Efforts were unsuccessful, however, until the attack on Pearl Harbor galvanized the army air forces into launching a training program, first for 50,000 and then for 70,000 pilots. At that time, Pecos was chosen as one of five new training fields. (from PECOS ARMY AIRFIELD, by James L. Colwell). 026503

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Animal Land - Containing 300 Delightful, Entertaining, Instructive Stories About Animals, Birds, and Insects, Colcord, Willard Allen
17 Animal Land - Containing 300 Delightful, Entertaining, Instructive Stories About Animals, Birds, and Insects
Colcord, Willard Allen
Philadelphia Judson Press 1925 Second Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Second printing, published October, 1925, in original dust jacket. Beautiful decorated American trade binding, with clean red cloth boards, beige and black tiger in foreground, elephants with riders in background - decoration wrapping to spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name and date neatly penned on front free endpaper (1925) - slight browning to endpapers from contact with dust jacket flap. Liberally illustrated with photographs and drawings. 439 pages with index. Dust jacket is not price clipped (1.75 on front inside flap), has corner chips at upper spine, several short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality remvoable mylar cover. 024704

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Wings and Paws, Colcord, Willard Allen
18 Wings and Paws
Colcord, Willard Allen
Philadelphia The Judson Press 1927 First Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good+ Jacket U.S Department of Agriculture 
Decorated American trade binding. Very clean green cloth boards with beautifully black & yellow illustrated cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean. Small & tasteful old previous owner bookplate on front free endpaper. 295 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photo plates. SCARCE DUSTJACKET is not price clipped, clean and bright with animal illustrations, has small edge & corner chips. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A companion book to "Animal Land" by the same author. 150 true stories and much useful information about birds, animals and insects. 011551

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The Land of Stories - A Grimm Warning, Colfer, Chris
19 The Land of Stories - A Grimm Warning
Colfer, Chris
New York / Boston Little, Brown & Co. 2014 0316406813 / 9780316406819 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket Brandon Dorman, Illustrator 
First Edition, First Printing (with first edition statement and full number line) in clean dust jacket. Clean orange-brown boards with red spine, gold lettering on spine. Spot of wear to one corner tip. Binding is tight, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 469 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, slight edgewear and one closed edge tear at front flap fold (approx. 1"). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023835

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Land for My Sons - A Frontier Tale of the American Revolution, Cormack, Maribelle and William P. Alexander
20 Land for My Sons - A Frontier Tale of the American Revolution
Cormack, Maribelle and William P. Alexander
New York D. Appleton-Century Company 1940 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Lyle Justis, Illustrator 
Fifth printing (1940) of the first edition (1939) in clean bright unclipped dust jacket, same format as first printing. Clean beige cloth boards with stamped brown lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean decorated endpapers (previous owner bookplate on front pastedown). Illustrations by Lyle Justis. 311 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap), has very shallow wear and closed tears at top spine edge, a few additional short closed edge tears and very light edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Set in America during the Revolutionary War period, when pioneers pushed westward toward the Alleghenies to settle land for their children - this is the background of this outstanding historical novel for young readers. 027381

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