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1 A Few Brass Tacks
Bromfield, Louis
New York/ London Harper & Brothers 1946 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in unclipped jacket. Black cloth boards with gold title box on spine. No bumping or wear. Faintest hint of light soiling. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 303 pgs. Unchipped dustjacket is not price clipped, with just a hint of slightest edge wear and very slight soiling, one 1/4" closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Louis Bromfield, Pulitzer Prize winning author, on some answers to the political, economic and social problems of America and the world. 8vo. Essays. 015617

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A Few Brass Tacks, Bromfield, Louis
2 A Few Brass Tacks
Bromfield, Louis
New York Harper & Brothers 1946 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in original jacket. Clean black cloth boards with gold title box on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 303 pp. Clean dustjacket is price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap, clean (age-toning to white rear panel), shallow chipping to top spine edge, fading to red background on spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Louis Bromfield's essays on the political, economic and social problems of the time (and of ours). 020813

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Mister Moses, Catto, Max
3 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.
4 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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The Plover: A Novel, Doyle, Brian
5 The Plover: A Novel
Doyle, Brian
New York Thomas Dunne Books 2014 1250034779 / 9781250034779 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition (first printing, with full number line) in new condition with fine dust jacket. Clean brown boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright - clean map-illustrated endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 311 pages. Clean bright dust jacket has no wear, not price clipped, enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A sea novel, a maritime adventure - in which a young man tries to escape other people and their problems but is soon presented with a string of odd, entertaining, and dangerous passengers, who become companions of every sort and stripe. 026211

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The Monochrome Society, Etzioni, Amitai
6 The Monochrome Society
Etzioni, Amitai
Princeton/Oxford Princeton University Press 2001 0-691-07090-3 / 9780691070902 First Hard Cover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
Clean beige cloth boards with metallic lettering on spine. No fraying or wear; tiny bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean black endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 309 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Social Conditions. 015417

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The Children, Fedorova, Nina
7 The Children
Fedorova, Nina
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1942 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page. Clean unfaded green cloth boards with pink lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers, with neatly penned previous owner name at top edge of front fixed endpaper. 386 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), unchipped, 2" closed tear at top rear spine fold, hint of edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A novel by the author of "The Family", this too is set in China, during the time of Japanese aggression, with White Russian refugees struggling for existence against hopeless odds. Explores the problems of youth under hardship, and the ties of human affection that are stronger than space and time. 017934

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The Abandoned, Gallico, Paul
8 The Abandoned
Gallico, Paul
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1951 Third Printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Third printing of the first edition in unclipped dust jacket. Clean unfaded paper-covered boards (blue and orange). 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 marks. Dust jacket is not price clipped (2.75 on front inside flap), has two tiny edge chips, faint water stain at base of spine, otherwise clean. Nice photo of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Gallico's beloved novel - the enchanting story of a boy and a cat who face problems of abandonment. 026906

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You Can Master Life, Gilkey, James Gordon
9 You Can Master Life
Gilkey, James Gordon
New York Macmillan 1934 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, published September, 1934 in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean burgundy red cloth boards with unchipped gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names,writing or marks. 186 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (1.75 at to of front inside flap), small corner clip at bottom of front inside flap. Age-toning to spine, slight age-toning to front and rear panel; very shallow wear at top and bottom spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Very scarce book - a guide to mastering the problems of life by pastor of the South Congregational Church of Springfield, Massachusetts who was a regular speaker at many of the colleges and preparatory schools throughout the East. Dr. Gilkey was one of the first ministers in New England to send out sermons by radio - from 1923 to 1932 the morning service from his church was broadcastregularly through Stations WBZ and WBZA. 025129

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London Zoo, Gleeson, Gertrude
10 London Zoo
Gleeson, Gertrude
New York Robert M. McBride & Co. 1933 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition. Very clean brown cloth boards with red title box on cover and spine. No fraying or wear; two tiny bumps to board edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Red top stained page edges. Clean photo illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 323 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few tiny chips at top of spine, one 1" closed edge tear with some creasing near tear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. In "London Zoo", Gertrude Gleeson tells how creatures from all over the world are brought tousands of miles to the zoo and how they live there. In a veritable panorama of natural history we see the lives of creatures of all kinds, their odd habits, their fits of temperament, their maladies, their feats of prowess, even their romances and emotional problems. 8vo. Natural History. 012442

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The Doctor and his Patients - The American Domestic Scene as viewed by the Family Doctor, Hertzler, Arthur E.
11 The Doctor and his Patients - The American Domestic Scene as viewed by the Family Doctor
Hertzler, Arthur E.
New York Harper & Brothers 1940 First Hardcover Very Good+ Good Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page. Clean unfaded dark green cloth boards with turquoise and gold title box on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 316 pgs. Unfaded illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped, has 3/4" piece missing at base of spine, a few additional chips and closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. By the author of "The Horse and Buggy Doctor", Dr. Arthur E. Hertzler now looks at life and love, at American women, and at the problems of the American domestic scene. For half a century as a Kansas doctor he watched and ministered to the physical and mental pain of thousands of average human beings--out of his experience he developed his own theories about the causes of sexual maladjutstment, the intimate needs of men and women, the part which male sexual dominance has played, women's struggle for emancipation, the role of children in civilization. Interesting views from a time when doctors made house calls. 017950

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Dust on the Paw, Jenkins, Robin
12 Dust on the Paw
Jenkins, Robin
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1961 First Hardcover Very Good+ very good Jacket 
Clean green boards with blind-stamped decoration on cover, clean black cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. Slight surface wear to two corner tips, no bumping. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. "Second Impression" stated on copyright page. 384 pgs. Unfaded dustjacket is not price clipped (4.95 on front inside flap), has slight edge wear and short closed tears at top and bottom spine edges, small closed curved tear at front lower corner near flap fold. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A wise and compassionate novel which takes place in Afghanistan and brings into sharp focus the classic conflicts between East and West, between tradition and progress, and the complex problems of interracial marriage. Novel was "Editors' Choice" by G. P. Putnam's Sons. 017713

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The Battle of Cassino, Majdalany, Fred
13 The Battle of Cassino
Majdalany, Fred
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1957 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Clean black boards with red cloth spine extending halfway over boards, silver and black lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with maps and photographs. 309 pages with bibliography and index. Clean dust jacket designed by John Morris has very slight edge wear, chip at top spine edge, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The Battle of Cassino (World War II) started on the night of January 17, 1944. It ended on June 4, when the Fifth Army entered Rome. The story of this battle involves the massive design of military strategy translated into a limitless pattern of human ordeal. The complex plan, the problems of supply and communications, the chain of command are explained with dazzling clarity. The action takes on an epic grandeur in an almost classic atmosphere of tragedy. 026410

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Better Living Booklets for Parents and Teachers (12 softcover volumes complete in box), Miscellaneous
14 Better Living Booklets for Parents and Teachers (12 softcover volumes complete in box)
Miscellaneous
New York Science Research Associates, Inc. / Grolier 1952 softcover Very Good+ 
12 softbound booklets in excellent condition in original box. Titles include: Helping Brothers and Sisters Get Along; Self-Understanding, A First Step to Understanding Children; Exploring Children's Interests; Emotional Problems of Growing Up; Your Children's Manners; Helping Children Talk Better; Helping Children Understand Sex; When Children Face Crises; How to Live With Children; Mental Abilities of Children; Why Children Misbehave; Fears of Children. All clean, unmarked, uncreased. Clean sturdy original box with unchipped labels, closed crack to one corner edge of lid. 018539

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Memo to JFK, NBC News
15 Memo to JFK
NBC News
New York G. P. Putnam's 1961 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean green boards with black cross-hatch decoration, clean black cloth spine with white lettering. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Publisher's review slip pasted on front free endpaper. Pages and edges are clean. 313 pgs. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight edge wear, a few very short closed edge tears, tiny corner chips. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A brilliant analysis of the major world problems facing the Kennedy Administration from the viewpoint of nine NBC overseas correspodnents. An NBC White House correspondent adds a commentary on some of the plans put forward by the Kennedy Administration to deal with these problems. 014927

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16 Survival of a Noble Race
Nylander, August
1987 Soft Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean softcover book. No creasing, chipping or curling. Pages and edges are bright and clean. No names, writing or bookplates inside. 257 pgs. Nylander, who worked closely with Native Americans for 45 years, gives a true account of the heritage and problems of the Native American in the United States. 8vo. Native American. 004897

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You and Your Lousy Apple! - Vignettes From the Marriage Counselor's Office, Peeps, Dr. Robierre
17 You and Your Lousy Apple! - Vignettes From the Marriage Counselor's Office
Peeps, Dr. Robierre
New York Exposition Press 1965 First Hardcover Very Good+ Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in original dustjacket. Clean unfaded brown cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Hint of faintest soiling to endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 94 pgs. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has some edge chipping, very light soiling. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A humorous collection of a Marriage Counselor's experiences. 018294

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Rural Prospect, Rich, Mark
18 Rural Prospect
Rich, Mark
New York Friendship Press 1950 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition in clean original unchipped dust jacket, SIGNED by the author. Very clean rust brown cloth boards with small yellow decoration on cover, yellow lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and signed on front free endpaper by the author: "To Rev. George W. Wiesen with appreciation - Mark Rich - May 15, 1950." 183 pages with index. Dust jacket is not price clipped (1.50 on front inside flap), clean, with very slight age-toning to rear panel edges; portrait and bio of the author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. "A community is people and real estate, plus cooperation or mutual love." With that one quotation from a layman, Dr. Mark Rich establishes the core of his thinking on the question of the church's problems in small town and rural America 025180

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Riding Problems - Basic Elements of Modern Riding Technique, Romaszkan, Gregor de
19 Riding Problems - Basic Elements of Modern Riding Technique
Romaszkan, Gregor de
Vermont Stephen Greene 1968 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
"First American Edition" stated on copyright page, in clean unclipped jacket. Clean red-orange cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Translated from the German by Elisabeth De Romaszkan. 34 photographs and one drawing by the author. Dustjacket is not price clipped (4.95 on front inside flap), one very tiny chip, several very short closed edge tears, mere hint of fading to background color of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 020894

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Men to Remember - How 100,000 Neighbors Made History, Ruble, Kenneth D.
20 Men to Remember - How 100,000 Neighbors Made History
Ruble, Kenneth D.
Chicago Lakeside Press 1947 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket Lyle Justis, Illustrator 
First edition in dust jacket. Very clean blue cloth boards with gold illustration (horse and wagon) on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers illustrated with maps; no names, writing or marks. 318 pages with bibliography. Illustrated with photographs, and drawings by Lyle Justis. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has some wrinkling, small edge chips, small clear tape reinforcement at top of spine. Photo and bio of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A history of the farm cooperative movement in Minnesota and a vivid recording of the efforts of thousands of men and women, guided by people of vision, to solve their problems of production and marketing through cooperation. 026650

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