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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
1 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

Price: 10.00 USD
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Moccasin Flower, Bell, John
2 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

Price: 35.00 USD
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Metro Stop Dostoevsky: Travels in Russian Time, Bengis, Ingrid
3 Metro Stop Dostoevsky: Travels in Russian Time
Bengis, Ingrid
New York North Point Press 2003 0865476721 / 9780865476721 First Hardcover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean beige boards with beinge spine, metallic lettering on spine. No bumping or wear; small dot (remainder mark) on bottom text block edges - no other marks. Binding is tight and square, pages are clean and bright with clean endpapers. 337 pages. Clean jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author's fascinating account of her time living in Russia (St. Petersburg). 027248

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A Knight in Denim, Benson, Ramsey
4 A Knight in Denim
Benson, Ramsey
New York Charles Scribner 1912 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (Published March, 1912) in original dust jacket. Very clean deep green cloth boards with red decorative title box and lettering on cover, red lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound. No cracking. Pages and edges are clean; small previous owner typed note tipped in on front paste down. No other marks. 307 pages. Dust jacket is clean, with a few shallow edge chips, short closed tears; price of 1.25 net on spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. This novel is the story of a soldier returned from war to the farm country of Nebraska, how he adopted the community and became the oddest of its oddities; how he played the part of man of all work and night in denim to his lady, the Mistress of Throstlewood Farm -- all told with fine humor and pathos. 025477

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The Sky Is Red, Berto, Giuseppe
5 The Sky Is Red
Berto, Giuseppe
New York New Directions 1948 First Hardcover Very Good+ Good Jacket 
Clean book in original unclipped dust jacket. Translated from the Italian by Angus Davidson. Beige cloth boards with red leaf design on cover, red lettering on 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. 397 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (3.50 on front inside flap), light soiling, small scrape on front panel as from a sticker removal (size of a dime). Author photo and brief biography on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A novel about the the people of a bombed Italian town after World War II and the way they patch up the wreckage of their lives and go on: hoping, loving, living. 027234

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Falcon, Fly Back, Blaisdell, Elinore
6 Falcon, Fly Back
Blaisdell, Elinore
New York Julian Messner 1939 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Jacket Elinore Blaisdell, Illustrator 
First Edition. Clean unfaded red cloth boards with gold falcon illustration on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers; No names, writing or marks. 178 pgs. with illustrations and page decorations by the author. Illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped, has very small shallow edge chips along front top panel edge, large corner chip at bottom right corner of rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A young boy and girl living in the medieval period get falcons of the very own to have and train. 6-1/2" x 9-1/2". Children's. 017125

Price: 25.00 USD
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From My Experience - The Pleasures and Miseries of Life on A Farm, Bromfield, Louis
7 From My Experience - The Pleasures and Miseries of Life on A Farm
Bromfield, Louis
New York Harper & Brothers 1955 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean green cloth boards with black cloth spine, green title box, gold lettering on spine. No fading, fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean photo-illustrated endpapers, no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with beautiful black and white photographs. 355 pages with index. 025278

Price: 15.00 USD
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From My Experience - The Pleasures and Miseries of Life on a Farm, Bromfield, Louis
8 From My Experience - The Pleasures and Miseries of Life on a Farm
Bromfield, Louis
New York Harper & Brothers 1955 Book Club Edition Hardcover Fine Very Good Jacket 
Very clean book club edition in clean original dust jacket. Black cloth boards with green lettering on spine - no fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 355 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, has very light surface rubbing, slight fading to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026647

Price: 20.00 USD
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Kenny, Bromfield, Louis
9 Kenny
Bromfield, Louis
New York Harper & Brothers 1947 First Hardcover Near Fine Fair Jacket 
Stated first edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Very clean, unfaded black cloth boards with bright stamped gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 219 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap), is clean and bright but has numerous chips and tears. Photo of author Louis Bromfield with his Boxer on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025355

Price: 20.00 USD
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Answer As A Man, Caldwell, Taylor
10 Answer As A Man
Caldwell, Taylor
New York G. P. Putnam 1980 0-399-12566-3 / 9780399125669 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean green cloth boards with white cloth spine, silver lettering on spinne. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. 445 pages. Clean dust jacket has very slight age-toning, one tiny closed edge tear, not price clipped. Nice photo of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The powerful odyssey of a man of passionate principles living in a decadent age. 026745

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Next-to-Nothing House, Carrick, Alice Van Leer
11 The Next-to-Nothing House
Carrick, Alice Van Leer
Boston The Atlantic Monthly Press 1923 First Hardcover Near Fine No Dust jacket 
Very clean and lovely decorated binding, second printing (1923). Clean green cloth boards with darker green and cream house and yard design on cover with unchipped cream lettering on cover and spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with brief neatly penned previous owner inscription dated Christmas 1925 on front free endpaper. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 252 pages. The author's story of acquiring and living in a New England house (Webster Cottage in Hanover, New Hampshire). 027172

Price: 20.00 USD
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Icebound Summer, Carrighar, Sally
12 Icebound Summer
Carrighar, Sally
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1953 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Henry B. Kane, Illustrator 
Stated First Edition in clean original unclipped dust jacket. Clean green cloth boards with blind-stamped author name and small decoration on cover, gold lettering and decoration on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with small previous owner name and date neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper. Illustrations throughout by Henry B. Kane. 262 pages. Dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, has very slight edge wear and a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Life in the arctic when winter briefly relaxes its frozen grip on the earth, and all living things participate in a drama of intensity not parallelled elsewhere. With the skill of a born storyteller and the selective eye of the practiced naturalist, the author records the joys and ordeals of animals and human alike. 027032

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To Remember Forever, Carroll, Gladys Hasty
13 To Remember Forever
Carroll, Gladys Hasty
Boston/Toronto Little Brown 1963 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean ivory boards with bright gold stamped lettering on cover, red title box with bright gold stamped lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 306 pgs. Clean bright DUSTJACKET is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A novel of college students living in New England between the two World Wars. 8vo. Fiction. 012841

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Ouananiche and its Canadian Environment, Chambers, E. T. D.
14 The Ouananiche and its Canadian Environment
Chambers, E. T. D.
New York Harper & Brothers 1896 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Decorated American trade binding, first edition. Green cloth boards with darker green, red and silver fish decoration on cover, fishing hook and fly design on spine, stamped gold lettering. Very slight browning to spine. Slight surface wear to spine corners, no fraying or wear-through. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean with gilt top page edges. Small previous owner name and date neatly penned on front free endpaper. Fifteen illustrations, including frontispiece with tissue guard. Decorated title page. Preface by the author. 357 pages with index. An extended investigation of the Ouananiche (a salmon of landlocked populations living in lakes in Labrador and Newfoundland). 025433

Price: 125.00 USD
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A Woman of Thirty, Chang, Diana
15 A Woman of Thirty
Chang, Diana
New York Random House 1959 First Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated "First Printing" in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Very clean maroon boards with dark maroon cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 246 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, has very slight wear at top spine edge, hint of fading to spine background. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A girl tells her own story of becoming a woman with freshness and honesty that will delight. The hurt of disillusionment in marriage, the sterile purgatory of divorce, the loneliness of a single woman in New York, the fear ofr life and the greater fear of not living it, the headlong plunge into a passionate love affair. 023947

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Varied Airs of Spring, Chase, Ilka
16 The Varied Airs of Spring
Chase, Ilka
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1969 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Stated First Edition, inscribed and signed by author. Clean beige cloth boards with red lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Inscribed and SIGNED by Ilka Chase on half-title page: "For Dear Don - Living proof that bankers do not have bones of steel, hearts of concrete, veins filled with acid instead of blood and that the eye that weeps is the glass one - Fond Good Wishes, Ilka - January 1969." Clean dustjacket is slightly age toned, unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, with slight wear at top spine edge. Lovely photo of Ilka Chase on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Travel adventures in Africa and the Mediterranean -- amusing, anecdotal, informative, in the best Ilka Chase style. 8vo. Adventure. 016048

Price: 55.00 USD
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The Great Living System:  New Answers From the Sciences to Old Religious Questions, Clark, John Ruskin
17 The Great Living System: New Answers From the Sciences to Old Religious Questions
Clark, John Ruskin
Pacific Grove, California Boxwood Press 1977 0910286507 / 9780910286503 First Paperback Near Fine Signed
Clean softcover book published in 1977 - SIGNED by the author. Newspaper article from the San Diego Union (1-29-1977) laid in, reviewing the book and announcing author's visit to San Francisco. Clean blue paper cover with image of earth on cover, white lettering. No creasing or chipping. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean. Signed by author on front free endpaper in blue ink: "John Ruskin Clark". Author bio and photo on rear panel. 290 pages with index. A book supporting a systematic philosophical explanation of religion, which views the universe as a living system of which man is a part. 025493

Price: 60.00 USD
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Alaska Challenge, Clarke, Tom E.
18 Alaska Challenge
Clarke, Tom E.
New York Lothrop, Lee and Shepard 1959 Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean book in illustrated dust jacket designed by Kurt Werth. Clean green cloth boards with stamped black lettering on cover and 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. 222 pages. Clean bright illustrated jacket has a few tiny chips at top spine edge, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An action and adventure novel for young people, set in Alaska during the summertime. It had started out to be a miserable summer for Jerry Nelson--with his father in the hospital recovering from an auto accident and his mother so worried about him--and about finances, too. And Jerry only adding to her worries! At least that was the way it looked the night he was picked up in a car driven by a hot-rodding friend and escorted home by the police. And then the embarrassment of finding his Uncle Ed there in the living room with his mother - well, that was the end! Humiliated and resentful, Jerry doesn't even realize that his luck has turned. And when his uncle offers to take him along to Alaska with the promise of a job for the summer working his gold claim, he accepts reluctantly, and though he is the one doing the favor! 026347

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19 Sun Spaces: New Vistas for Living and Growing
Clegg, Peter & Derry Watkins
Pownal, VT Garden Way /Storey Communications, Inc. 1987 0-88266-452-2 / 9780882664521 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean green cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 206 pgs. Well illustrated with photographs, drawings and plans. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight edgewear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8-1/2" x 11". Home Decorating. 009040

Price: 14.00 USD
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Gazella, Cloete, Stuart
20 Gazella
Cloete, Stuart
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1958 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, with "First Printing" stated on copyright page, in unclipped original jacket. Clean unfaded blue/black marbled boards with clean black spine, blue lettering on spine. Very tiny bump to lower corner of front board near spine, no fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean top-stained page edges. No names, writing or bookplates, very faint offset (shadow) to front endpapers from newspaper clipping). 275 pgs. Unfaded dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, slight wear to corners and one 1/4" closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A fast-moving story set in Africa, of four strangely assorted people in the forced intimacy ofthe bush, and ofthe elephant Chimboro whose living body was believed to contain the spirits of all the great chiefs of the Zulu and Matabele nations. 018469

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