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The Silver Tarn, Adams, Katharine
1 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

Price: 25.00 USD
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Some Famous American Schools, Adams, Oscar Fay
2 Some Famous American Schools
Adams, Oscar Fay
Boston Dana Estes & Company 1903 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
First Edition decorated American trade binding (signed binding - monogram AMS on cover - Amy M. Sacker). Red cloth boards with orange, blue and black decoration on cover, small blue and black decoration on spine. Tiny spots of wear to corners. Some pages have very faint water mark to top or bottom page edges. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Frontispiece photo of St. Paul's School with tissue guard. Many full page photographic illustrations of schools throughout the book. Preface by the author. 341 pages. Descriptions and photographs of nine American preparatory schools, their history and scholastics. 027866

Price: 40.00 USD
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The English Gardening School - The Complete Master Course on Garden Planning and Landscape Design for the American Gardener, Alexander, Rosemary and Anthony du Gard Pasley
3 The English Gardening School - The Complete Master Course on Garden Planning and Landscape Design for the American Gardener
Alexander, Rosemary and Anthony du Gard Pasley
New York Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1987 1-55584-031-0 / 9781555840310 First Fine Near Fine Jacket 
"First American Edition" stated on copyright page with full number line, in clean unchipped jacket. Clean rust brown cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping, no wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean rust brown endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 223 pgs. with index. Illustrated with drawings and full color photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The English gardening School at the famed Chelsea Physic Garden, London, is highly regarded for its courses in amateur and professional landscape gardening. Now, for the first time, this course is available, fully adapted for the American climate, conditions and indigenous plantings, for the American gardener. 018915

Price: 22.00 USD
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The English Gardening School: The Complete Master Course on Garden Planning and Landscape Design for the American Gardener, Alexander, Rosemary and Anthony du Gard Pasley
4 The English Gardening School: The Complete Master Course on Garden Planning and Landscape Design for the American Gardener
Alexander, Rosemary and Anthony du Gard Pasley
New York Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1987 1555840310 / 9781555840310 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First American Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean, unfaded rust brown cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Small bump at base of spine (rear corner). Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Clean orange/brown endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Thoroughly illustrated with drawings, color and black and white photographs. 223 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, on tiny closed edge tear, not price clipped (17.95 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 022954

Price: 18.00 USD
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Friday Night Lights - A Town, a Team, and a Dream, Bissinger, H. G.
5 Friday Night Lights - A Town, a Team, and a Dream
Bissinger, H. G.
Addison Wesley Publishing Co. 1990 0201196778 / 9780201196771 First Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing ("First Printing, July 1990" with letter line beginning with "A"). Clean unfaded black cloth boards with bright gold 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. 357 pgs. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, no tears; mere hint of light surface rubbing. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Book documents the coach and players of a high school football team of Odessa, Texas and the town's obsession with the game. Made into a film in 2004 and a television series which premiered in 2006. 018507

Price: 120.00 USD
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Manual of Horsemanship - Instructions from Mexico's Renowned Escuela Ecuestre, Black, Harold
6 Manual of Horsemanship - Instructions from Mexico's Renowned Escuela Ecuestre
Black, Harold
New York Dodd, Mead 1974 0396069169 / 9780396069164 First Book Near Fine very good Jacket 
Clean red cloth boards with silver 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. Illustrated with drawings by the author and photographs by Lois Hobart. 226 pp. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has some fading to spine, no chips, short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The director of Mexico's great riding school Escuela Ecuestre presents the sort of advice about all aspects of horsemanship that earned international renown for the school. 018419

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A Pair of Schoolgirls, Brazil, Angela
7 A Pair of Schoolgirls
Brazil, Angela
London Blackie & Son 1912 Hardcover Very Good+ Good+ Jacket John Campbell, Illustrator 
Lovely old decorated binding in original illustrated dust jacket. Clean lue cloth boards with green, black, and pink illustration on cover and spine, pink lettering on cover, black lettering on spine. Tiny spot of wear to one corner tip. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (front free endpaper has neatly penned inscription and tiny bookshop stamp). Illustrated by John Campbell. Beautifully illustrated dust jacket (done by Balliol Salmon) has brown tape reinforcement at top spine edge (depth of 3/4"), a few very small edge chips and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Story of two girls (one rich, one not) thrown together at boarding school through a strange set of circumstances. 024745

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The Starship and the Canoe, Brower, Kenneth
8 The Starship and the Canoe
Brower, Kenneth
New York Harper & Row 1983 0-06-091030-5 / 9780060910303 First Paperback Very Good 
First Harper Colophon edition (trade paperback) published 1983. Clean color-illustrated cover (illustration by Abe Echevarria) with very slight edgewear, no creasing or curling. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean - slight yellowing - no names, writing or marks. Full number line on copyright page. 270 pages. The gripping story of two remarkable men, a father and son. One searched for meaning in the stars above, the other in the sea below. Freeman Dyson, world-renowned astrophysicist, dreams of exploring the heavens and has designed a spaceship to take him there. George Dyson, a brilliant high school dropout, lives in a tree house and is designing a giant canoe to explore the icy coastal wilderness of Northwest America. Here, Kenneth Brower describes with stunning impac their lives and their visions of the world. It is an extraordinary double portrait framed in the contexts of modern science and the natural world. 027732

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Introduction to Painting With Watercolor, Buckley, Sarah (editor)
9 Introduction to Painting With Watercolor
Buckley, Sarah (editor)
New York Shooting Star Press 1996 1573354708 / 9781573354707 Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Clean hardcover book with clean dust jacket. Glossy hardcover boards with no wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Beautifully illustrated in full color. 128 pages. Clean jacket is unworn, unchipped. 022805

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Strike Heaven on the Face, Calitri, Charles
10 Strike Heaven on the Face
Calitri, Charles
New York Crown Publishers 1958 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean black boards with black cloth spine, unchipped yellow lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Small previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper. 344 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, tiny chip at base corner of rear panel, with hint of edge wear, one very short closed edge tear. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A novel about a school in small town America. 018766

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In Old School Days, Carleton, Will
11 In Old School Days
Carleton, Will
New York Moffat, Yard and Company 1907 First Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket James Montgomery Flagg, Illustrator 
Decorated binding with clean oval paste-on illustration on cover (unchipped), light green lettering and decoration on cover. Light green lettering on spine (somewhat dimmed). Slight surface wear at top of spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean decorated endpapers. All pages are decorated. Beautiful color illustrations with tissue guards by James Montgomery Flagg. 022773

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Emperor of Ocean Park, Carter, Stephen L
12 The Emperor of Ocean Park
Carter, Stephen L
New York Alfred A. Knopf 2002 0375413634 / 9780375413636 First Hardback Very Good+ Fine Jacket Signed
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, SIGNED by author, in clean original unclipped jacket. Clean red boards with black spine, bright silver lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Very slight surface wear to board edges, no bumping. Clean endpapers; no previous owner markings. Briefly inscribed and signed, dated by author on title page. 657 pp. Clean unfaded jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Sign first edition of author's fiction debut which won high acclaim from the critics. The book is set in two privileged worlds: the upper crust African American society of the Eastern seaboard and the inner circle of an Ivy League law school. It tells the story of a complex family with a single, seductive link to the shadowlands of crime. 019521

Price: 50.00 USD
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The Emperor of Ocean Park, Carter, Stephen L.
13 The Emperor of Ocean Park
Carter, Stephen L.
New York Alfred A. Knopf 2002 0-375-41363-4 / 9780375413636 First Hard Cover Near Fine Fine Jacket Signed
Stated First Edition, signed by author. Clean unfaded red boards with black spine, bright silver lettering on spine. Hint of slightest surface wear to corners. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. No other marks, writing or bookplates. 657 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Author's first novel which won great reviews, this is a novel of suspense as well as a work of astute social observation. Set in two privileged worlds: the upper crust African American society of the eastern seaboard--old families who summer on Martha's Vineyard--and the inner circle of an Ivy League law school. 8vo. Fiction. 015567

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Wanted: a Girl for the Horses, Cavanna, Betty
14 Wanted: a Girl for the Horses
Cavanna, Betty
New York William Morrow & Co 1984 0688027571 / 9780688027575 First Hardcover Very Good+ very good + Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, in original unclipped jacket. Clean brown boards with white cloth spine, dark brown lettering on spine. Tiny spot of wear to one corner tip. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages andedges are clean, with clean brown endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 216 pp. Illustrated jacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with slight edge wear and one 1" closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A young girl who has been expelled from school and is a family outcast works with horses at a stable in the peaceful Devonshire countryside, putting her life back on track. 019572

Price: 20.00 USD
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15 Heart Songs Dear to the American People
Chapple, Joe Mitchell (Editor)
New York World Publishing Co. 1950 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Maroon cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. Hint of slight surface wear to corners, no fraying. Boards are clean with exception of two small faint spots on cover. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 504 pgs. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has two surface scrapes to front panel (each about the size of a nickel), several short closed edge tears, a few small shallow edge chips. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Over 400 favorite songs (lyrics and musical scores) including hymns, patriotic songs, lullabies, sea songs, dancing songs, plantation and negro melodies, ballads and love songs, songs from operas, college, school and fraternity songs. Large 8vo. Music. 014808

Price: 30.00 USD
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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

Price: 100.00 USD
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Dom Pedro of Brazil, Criss, Mildred
17 Dom Pedro of Brazil
Criss, Mildred
New York Dodd Mead 1945 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket Victor J. Dowling, Illustrator 
Very clean green cloth boards with gold crown on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers (decorated with maps). No names, writing or marks. 308 pgs. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few short closed edge tears, very tiny chip at top of spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. This book, written for high school age readers and up, is a well researched dramatic biography of Dom Pedro II, Emperor of Brazil. 013166

Price: 30.00 USD
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Pots Pans & Millions - A Study of Woman's Right to Be in Business; Her Proclivities and Capacity for Success, Cummings, Edith Mae
18 Pots Pans & Millions - A Study of Woman's Right to Be in Business; Her Proclivities and Capacity for Success
Cummings, Edith Mae
Washington DC National School of Business Science for Women 1929 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in original dust jacket. Clean brown cloth boards decorated with gold coins, pots and pans, gold lettering. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Small previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper. Frontispiece is photograph of the author. Illustrated with additional photographs. 376 pages. Clean dust jacket has several edge chips, short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality remvoable mylar cover. A ground-breaking book on women, their intelligence, right and ability to be highly successful in business. 027036

Price: 50.00 USD
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Mr. Sermon, Delderfield, R. F.
19 Mr. Sermon
Delderfield, R. F.
New York Simon & Schuster 1963 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
"First U.S. Edition" stated on copyright page, in clean unclipped jacket. Clean unfaded blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blue top-stained page edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 318 pgs. Dustjacket is not price clipped (5.95 on front inside flap), has two tiny spine corner chips, a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The hero is an English schoolteacher, set in his ways, a little stuffy, confortably resigned to a career in a second-rate school and to a placid and unexciting marriage...One day he breaks out of his shell and sets out to wander over England, tasting long repressed joys of freedom. His adventures, encounters and loves lead him to the discovery of his own strength as a man. 018888

Price: 20.00 USD
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20 Home Correspondence School, No. 3. One Hundred Lessons on Book Keeping and Business Forms Including Also, Instructions in Correct English Correspondence and Commercial Geography for Home Study
Eaton, Seymour
Springfield, MA The King-Richardson Company 1897 Hard Cover Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean beige cloth boards with gold lettering on cover. Light fraying to bottom edges. Red remainder mark on bottom page edges. 537 pgs. Binding is tight, pages are clean. 8vo. Business. 005503

Price: 12.00 USD
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