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My War With Japan, Alcott, Carroll
1 My War With Japan
Alcott, Carroll
New York Henry Holt 1943 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Signed
First Edition, SIGNED by author, in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean gray cloth boards with burgundy lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Signed on front free endpaper by author: "Faithfully - Carroll Alcott - June 1943." Very small previous owner last name at top edge of front free endpaper. 368 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), has fading to spine, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. American newsman and radio broadcaster in the Far East, Carroll Alcott conducted a fierce one-man war against the Rising Sun for fifteen years. This book is what he knew about the Japanese enemy at the time. 023497

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To Live As We Wish, Aldanov, Mark
2 To Live As We Wish
Aldanov, Mark
New York E. P. Dutton 1952 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in original unclipped jacket. Dark blue cloth boards with circular lavender title box, gold lettering on spine. Hint of very light soiling and corner wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Translated by Nicholas Wreden. 512 pages. Dustjacket is not price clipped (3.95 on front inside flap), has small edge & corner chips, short closed edge tears, light soiling to rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A Russian novel, set in the time period after World War II, moving from Nice to Paris to a Trans-Atlantic ocean liner and on to New York. Its pages are alive with vibrant characters: Nadia, an ambitious Russian girl who aspires to be a Hollywood actress; Dummler, a liberal philosopher; Pembroke, a kind but shrewd motion picture producer. 021523

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Heroes of the Empty View, Aldridge, James
3 Heroes of the Empty View
Aldridge, James
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1954 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean brown cloth boards with gold lettering on spine and small illustration of man on camel blind stamped on front cover. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages, edges, and endpapers are clean and bright; no writing or marks. 428 pgs. Brightly colored orange dustjacket is not price clipped, has closed horizontal tear to spine and 2" vertically down to base along front spine edge. A few small closed tears along edges and some chipping to corners. Biography of author on rear panel. Jacket designed by Jean Carlu. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The Empty View is the desert of the arab nomad, the desert of revolt. The Heroes are the tribal Arabs fighting for their traditional freedom, and against the machine age and its politics. A novel of man versus time and change, the man of the story being modeled somewhat after T. E. Lawrence. 8 Vo. Middle East. 014463

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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 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

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My Favorite Stories of the Great Outdoors - Nature Lover's Treasury, Andrews, Roy Chapman (Editor)
5 My Favorite Stories of the Great Outdoors - Nature Lover's Treasury
Andrews, Roy Chapman (Editor)
New York Greystone Press 1950 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in original dust jacket. Light blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Hint of fading to board edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Selected, and with an Introduction, by Roy Chapman andrews - noted explorer and naturalist and at the time, Honorary Director of the American Museum of Natural History. 404 pages. Clean dust jacket has short closed edge tears at folds, a few small edge nicks. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A host of great nature stories by such great writers as William Beebe, Ernest Thompson Seton, Joseph Conrak, Louis Bromfield, Zane Grey, Jack London, John Muir, and many more. 023870

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Madame Solario, Anonymous
6 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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Just Plain Bill - His Story, Ashenhurst, Anne S.
7 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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Angling from the Fishes' Point of View, Atkinson, Barry
8 Angling from the Fishes' Point of View
Atkinson, Barry
New York Sterling Publishing 1961 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Solid hardcover book in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean light green cloth boards with small illustration on cover, black lettering on spine. Very faint small water mark at base of spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. All pages and edges are clean with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. 159 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, has slight wear and short closed tear at spine ends. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Where would you go if you were a fish? What would you prefer in the way of food? Where would you go during the hot noon hours? At dawn? Or in the early evening? And what would you eat in a pool with a muddy bottom along about 3 in the afternoon? This entire book is written to help you think out in advance the factors that will be operative at the time and place you intend to fish. 027636

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Paradox Isle, Bache, Carol
9 Paradox Isle
Bache, Carol
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1943 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean teal cloth boards with illustration on cover and spine. No bumping, light wear to spine edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 184 pgs. Dustjacket is not price clipped, hint of soiling, 1/16" loss at top edge of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. An absorbing and intimate record of fourteen years which an American woman spent in Japan as an agent of the Military Intelligence Division during the time leading up to our involvement in World War II. 014792

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Romance and History of Time (Two Volume set, complete), Bailey, Rutherford
10 Romance and History of Time (Two Volume set, complete)
Bailey, Rutherford
Pittsburgh John M. Roberts & Sons 1922 First softcover Near Fine No Dust jacket Hugh Rankin; Harold DeLay 
Clean two-volume set. Decorated brown and black wraps with black lettering, stapled binding (size: 10" x 7-1/2"). No creasing or chipping. Pages are clean and unmarked. Illustrated with beautiful full-color plates which are reproductions of paintings of Hugh Rankin and Harold DeLay from the magazine series published under the title, "Through the Ages With Father Time." Volume I - 63 pp. Volume II - 59 pp. 020767

Price: 150.00 USD
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The Bridge of The Gods - A Romance of Indian Oregon, Balch, F. H.
11 The Bridge of The Gods - A Romance of Indian Oregon
Balch, F. H.
Chicago A. C. McClurg 1912 Illustrated Edition Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket L. Maynard Dixon, Illustrator 
Decorated American trade binding, with publisher's pamphlet enclosed, preface by the author. Dark blue cloth boards with blue, black, and pale blue decoration on cover, stamped gold lettering. A few small faint spots to rear cover, otherwise clean. Tiny closed tear at top spine edge (1/16"). Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name and date (neat) on front free endpaper. Eight full-page illustrations by L. Maynard Dixon. Sixteenth Edition. 280 pages. All-time Oregon classic, an intensely interesting story with faithful portrayal of Northwest Indian life, customs, and legends. 023349

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Radio Telephony for Amateurs, Ballantine, Stuart
12 Radio Telephony for Amateurs
Ballantine, Stuart
Philadelphia David McKay 1923 Second edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Second edition in scarce original dust jacket. Clean ribbed burgundy cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear through - very small bump at base of rear board. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with small previous owner name and date neatly stamped on front free endpaper. No other marks. Thoroughly illustrated with drawings and photographs. 296 pages with index. Scarce dust jacket Has a few tiny shallow chips at top spine edge, a few short closed edge tears, very minimal soiling, small surface scrape to lower spine; front panel illustrated with photo of man sitting in an old radio room speaking into a hand-held microphone. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024802

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The Book of Nothing - Vacuums, Voids, and the Latest Ideas About the Origins of the Universe, Barrow, John D.
13 The Book of Nothing - Vacuums, Voids, and the Latest Ideas About the Origins of the Universe
Barrow, John D.
New York Pantheon 2001 0375420991 / 9780375420993 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First American Edition (first printing, with full number line) in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean black boards with black cloth spine, red lettering on spine. No bumping or fading. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean. Blank endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated in black and white. 361 pages with index. Dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A fascinating exploration by a foremost mathematician and cosmologist on the nature of nothing. From the origins of zero in ancient India to the early abhorrence and eventual acceptance of the concept of the void by Christianity, he traces the notion through the work of writers and thinkers from the ancient Greeks to our own time. He looks at math, cosmology, theology, and physics to uncover the nothing that is at the heart of most things. 027434

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14 The Far Whistle - and Other Stories
Beck, Warren
Yellow Springs, OH Antioch Press 1951 First Hardcover Fine very good Jacket Signed
First Edition in original dustjacket, signed by author. Clean unfaded brown cloth boards with clean unchipped paper label on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Signed by the author on title page; also inscribed by him on front free endpaper: "With warm regards to Barbara and Hugh from Warren, in pleasant recollection of our acceptance at Bread Loaf. " 224 pgs. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few faint water droplet markings to spine only, some fading to lettering on spine (still legible), very shallow chipping at top and bottom spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A collection of short stories by "one of our finest artists in the short story genre." Warren Beck is the author of "Final Score" (received the Friends of American Writing Award), Into Thin Air (of which TIME said, "a minor novel with the grace and dignity appropriate to a major one"), and other works. 017940

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Metro Stop Dostoevsky: Travels in Russian Time, Bengis, Ingrid
15 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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H.M.S. Rodney at Sea - Being the Story of the Second Commission of His Majesty's Battleship 'Rodney', Benstead, C. R.
16 H.M.S. Rodney at Sea - Being the Story of the Second Commission of His Majesty's Battleship 'Rodney'
Benstead, C. R.
London Methuen & Co. Ltd. 1932 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in original jacket, with price intact on spine of jacket (7/6 net). Jacket design by A. E. Taylor. Clean navy blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine, gold navy ship on cover. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers illustrated with track charts (maps). No names, writing or bookplates. With twenty photo illustrations. 205 pages with Appendix, 8 pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book. Jacket has two tiny shallow chips at top spine edge, slightly age-toned, hint of very light soiling to rear panel which advertises author's previous book, "Retreat - A Story of 1918". Jacket is enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of a British battleship in home waters, naval fact and description of how those who served on the 'Rodney", one of the two most powerful battleships in the world at the time, spent the years of her second commission. 022768

Price: 60.00 USD
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High Water, Bissell, Richard
17 High Water
Bissell, Richard
Boston/Toronto Little Brown 1954 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean beige cloth boards with blue lettering and small steamboat illustration on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers, with small previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front fixed endpaper. No other marks. 280 pgs. Unfaded dustjacket has small corner clip at top front inside flap, but price is still intact; slight edge wear and short closed edge tears; faint ring-stain to front panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A drama of river life in time of flooding in the Mississippi River valley. 8vo. Fiction. 015931

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Episode in the Transvaal, Bloom, Harry
18 Episode in the Transvaal
Bloom, Harry
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1955 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in clean original unclipped jacket. Clean red cloth boards with black lettering on spine. Very slight surface wear at top and bottom spine edges, no fraying, no bumping. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, but tanned. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 295 pp. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped (3.95 on front inside flap), unchipped, with a few short closed edge tears. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author's first novel, set in South Africa during the time when South Africans were determined to win the right of self-rule. 019393

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Savoring France: Recipes and Reflections on French Cooking (The Savoring Series), Brennan, Georgeanne
19 Savoring France: Recipes and Reflections on French Cooking (The Savoring Series)
Brennan, Georgeanne
Time-Life Books 1999 0737020199 / 9780737020199 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First Printing in very clean unclipped dust jacket. Large format - approx. size is 9" x 13'. Clean ivory boards with black cloth spine, ivory lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. As new condition. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean with clean photo-decorated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with awesome photography of both recipes and scenery. 256 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A trip not only to the French table, but to the very heart of French culture, with amazing recipes. 027672

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A Few Brass Tacks, Bromfield, Louis
20 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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