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1 Proceedings of the Legislature of The State of New York Relative to the Life and Services of Roswell P. Flower

Albany James B. Lyon 1900 Hard Cover Good+ 
42 pgs. Good+ Green cloth boards with gilt portrait, decoration & lettering on cover. Pages clean and bright. Frontis portrait of Roswell P. Flower with tissue guard. Binding tight. Cover is lightly soiled. 003128

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Red of the Dawn - A Story of A Minister and His Wife, Adam, Cecile Belle
2 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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Ansel Adams: An Autobiography, Adams, Ansel  (with Mary Street Alinder)
3 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

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The Silver Tarn, Adams, Katharine
4 The Silver Tarn
Adams, Katharine
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1924 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean beige boards with red lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 249 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket has small corner clip to front inside flap, no chips, a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A story of Mehitable Webster, a young New England girl and her life in school in the wilds of Yorkshire in Great Britain. 8vo. Fiction. 015282

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Sir Harry Vane - His Life and Times (1613-1662), Adamson, Jack H.
5 Sir Harry Vane - His Life and Times (1613-1662)
Adamson, Jack H.
Boston Gambit 1973 0876450648 / 9780876450642 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Printing in original unclipped jacket. Red cloth boards with blue cloth spine, gold 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 endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white plates. 498 pages with index. Dust jacket is clean, not price clipped, has several short closed edge tears, small shallow chip at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Emissar of Charles the First, second governor of Massachusetts, pillar of the Protectorate, and victim of Charles the Second, atypical Puritan and passionate lover, Sir Harry Vane was a man of peace who initiated genocide in the New World and found martyrdom in the Old. His experience reaches from Indian wigwam to royal palace. This is an unparalleled picture of a formative age which is with us yet. 026034

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Balloon Top: A Novel of Growing Up in Japan, Albery, Nobuko
6 Balloon Top: A Novel of Growing Up in Japan
Albery, Nobuko
New York Pantheon 1978 0-394-50146-2 / 9780394501468 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean white cloth boards with purple lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 255 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight wear at top and bottom spine edge, slight vertical crease to front panel, no chips. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The story of a young girl growing up under the American occupation of Japan but coming of age during the tumultuous postwar sixties. 8vo. Japan. 015551

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Little Men - Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys, Alcott, Louisa M.
7 Little Men - Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys
Alcott, Louisa M.
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1906 Hardcover Very Good+ Reginald B. Birch, Illustrator 
Beautiful decorated American trade binding, with illustrations by Reginald B. Birch. Clean olive green cloth boards with lighter green, black and pink decoration (green and pink blooming trees with a boy standing between them with a little girl on his shoulders). Gold lettering and decoration on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers. Frontispiece illustration with clean tissue guard. 381 pages. 027531

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The Running Tide, Aleksander, Irina
8 The Running Tide
Aleksander, Irina
New York Duell, Sloan, & Pearce 1943 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean green cloth boards with black lettering on spine. Tiny spots of wear at base of spine. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (slight browning), with small neatly penned previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper. Translated from the Russian by Bernard Guilbert Guerney. 264 pages. Illustrated dust jacket is not price clipped, has shallow chipping at top edge of spine, a few short closed edge tears, some age-toning. Large photo of author on rear panel holding an elegant cigarette holder. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A novel based on the life of a seawoman. Aboard a ship in the Baltic, she participates in the defense of Leningrade in 1941, an epic of human courage told with an intensity worthy of great Russian literature. She joins a guerrilla band and takes part in crucial action behind the German lines. Finally assigned to the sea again, she sails to America and her story reaches its climax in blazing action under submarine and air assault. 027030

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Living a Beautiful Life: Five Hundred Ways to Add Elegance, Order, Beauty, and Joy to Every Day of Your Life, Alexandra Stoddard
9 Living a Beautiful Life: Five Hundred Ways to Add Elegance, Order, Beauty, and Joy to Every Day of Your Life
Alexandra Stoddard
New York Random House 1986 0394555392 / 9780394555393 Later printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Later printing in clean unchipped dust jacket. Clean red boards with red cloth spine, gold initials on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear; narrow line of fading to top and bottom front board edges. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright, with red endpapers. Brief previous owner inscription on front free endpaper. Illustrated with drawings. 178 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An elegant, copious, and forever rereadable book which shows how to live a more beautiful and well-ordered life every single day. Hundreds of techniques for turning ordinary into the extraordinary, and for turning dull, irritating routinnes into life-enhancing rituals. 024392

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10 Dolphins: The Myth and the Mammal
Alpers, Antony
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1961 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket Erik Thorn, Illustrator 
Clean green cloth boards with small illustration of two dolphins on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean illustrated dark green endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 268 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, has slight corner wear, is price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The fables, true experiences, and biological facts about dolphins. 8 vo.. Marine Life. 011202

Price: 18.00 USD
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The Sun of Quebec - A Story of a Great Crisis, Altsheler, Joseph A.
11 The Sun of Quebec - A Story of a Great Crisis
Altsheler, Joseph A.
New York / London D. Appleton and Co. 1919 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with (1) on last page, in original unchipped jacket. Very clean unfaded brown cloth boards with bright gold stamped lettering on cover and spine, clean paste-on illustration on cover which is unchipped but has two tiny surface abrasions (each about the size of a grain of rice). Two corner tips have slight bumping. No fraying or wear to cloth. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Four color plate illustrations (including frontispiece) by Charles L. Wrenn. 334 pgs. Clean dustjacket with price on spine (1.50 net), no tears slight wear to one corner. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A story of the French and Indian War, with interesting historical descriptions of Albany in 1759, life on a slave trader, a battle at sea between a sloop of war and a pirate ship and lots of woods lore. With the fall of Quebec, an adventurous young American, Robert Lennox, solves the mystery of his life. 018661

Price: 325.00 USD
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My Life As An Explorer, Amundsen, Roald
12 My Life As An Explorer
Amundsen, Roald
Garden City, New York Doubleday Page 1927 First Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean blue cloth boards with stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. Hint of slightest surface wear to spine corners, no fraying, no fading. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright (page 25 has marker line in lower margin), tasteful previous owner bookplate on rear pastedown, flaps from dust jacket neatly glued to front fixed endpaper with biographical information on Amundsen. Illustrated with photo, maps, drawings. 282 pages with index. 025382

Price: 200.00 USD
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13 Tar: A Midwest Childhood - A Critical Text
Andersen, Sherwood
Cleveland/London The Press of Case Western Reserve University 1969 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean green cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 257 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, no tears, one tiny chip at spine edge is size of half a grain of rice. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A literary study of the novel Tar, written by Sherwood Anderson (also author of Winesburg, Ohio), and a basic document for students of Sherwood Anderson's life--one of the great "representative lives" in American literature. 011274

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14 Prophet of Reunion: The Life of Paul of Graymoor
Angell, Charles & Charles LaFontaine
New York The Seabury Press 1975 0-8164-0281-7 / 9780816402816 First Hard Cover Good Near Fine Jacket Signed
Brown cloth boards have some fading and speckling, otherwise very little wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No writing or marks, except that it is AUTHOR SIGNED (both authors) on front free endpaper. 224 pgs. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket has not been price clipped, is unchipped and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Religion. 006978

Price: 12.00 USD
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Madame Solario, Anonymous
15 Madame Solario
Anonymous
New York Viking Press 1956 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition (First Published in August, 1956) in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean unfaded black and lime green cloth boards with black lettering no cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with black top-stained upper page edges. Clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 374 pages. Dust jacket is clean, has a few tiny edge nicks, short closed edge tears, not price clipped. Jacket design by Irv Docktor. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. At a fashionable hotel on Lake Como in 1906, the enchanting Madame Solario, a woman of worldly charm and mystery, is receiving the gallant attentions of the men and the envy of the women when her brother unexpectedly appears on the scene. Thrown together by a scandal in their past, they find themselves inescapably enmeshed. The author of this distinguished and fairly scarce novel has glowingly recaptured the scene of an age when life had graces now lost; the dress, the attitudes, the manners of European aristocracy in those years live in these pages as if the book had been written at that time. 026741

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Seasoned with Salt, Arny, Mary Travis
16 Seasoned with Salt
Arny, Mary Travis
Philadelphia Westminster Press 1959 First Hardcover Very Good+ very good Jacket 
Clean beige/gray cloth boards with small green illustration on cover, green lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 230 pgs. Dustjacket is not price clipped (3.50 on front inside flap), has short closed edge tears, and light edge wear, hint of rubbing, two clear pieces of tape reinforcing corners of jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Story of an American family in Montclair, NJ, whose rambling old house became home to family, and to assorted boarders ranging from defense workers to a brood of orphan owls. 018757

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Walt Whitman's Secret, Aronin, Ben
17 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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Nothing So Strange, Arthur Ford (with Margueritte Harmon Bro)
18 Nothing So Strange
Arthur Ford (with Margueritte Harmon Bro)
New York Harper & Row 1958 Book Club Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Book Club Edition in dust jacket. Clean blue boards with white lettering on spine. Very slight surface wear to corners at base of spine. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 250 pages with index. Dust jacket has very slight edge wear, clean except for faint water stain to rear panel edges. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Autobiography of a man whose psychic gifts took him into many countries among people of all walks of life -- scientists, churchmen, royalty and ordinary men and women. Here he tells why he believes everybody has psychic endowment and how they can learn to use it. 025776

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Just Plain Bill - His Story, Ashenhurst, Anne S.
19 Just Plain Bill - His Story
Ashenhurst, Anne S.
Philadelphia David McKay 1935 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Very clean first edition in original jacket. Black cloth boards with orange lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Frontispiece photograph (total of seven black and white photographic plates). 249 pages. Clean dust jacket has a few very small edge chips and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Just Plain Bill was a long run 15-minute daytime radio drama program heard on CBS and NBC. The series was sponsored by Anacin for 18 of the program's 23-year run. It was “the real-life story of people just like people we all know.” Originally called Bill the Barber, the program began on CBS September 19, 1932. It told the story of Bill Davidson (Arthur Hughes), a barber in the town of Hartville, and his daughter Nancy (Ruth Russell). Bill often became involved in helping his friends and neighbors when he wasn't cutting hair. 022138

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The Swan of Usk, Ashton, Helen
20 The Swan of Usk
Ashton, Helen
New York MacMillan 1940 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean green cloth boards with black lettering on spine. Nice sharp corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name and address written on front fixed endpaper. 320 pgs. Clean unfaded dustjacket with price intact, slight wear at top and bottom spine edge, a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Historical novel about the life of Henry Vaughan, Welsh Royalit soldier, country physician, mystic and poet. 8vo. Fiction. 015046

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