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Seeker: The Art of Sohan Qadri The Art of Sohan Qadri
1 Seeker: The Art of Sohan Qadri The Art of Sohan Qadri

NJ Grantha Corporation 2004 1-890206-72-5 / 9781890206727 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing. Gift Quality! As new book and dustjacket. Very clean white boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 132 pgs. Beautifully illustrated (in color) with the work of Sohan Qadri, fine artist from India. Very clean dustjacket is unchipped, no wear or tears, enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 10" x 11-3/4" 012172

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Austin Val Verde: A Montecito Masterpiece, Aran, Berge
2 Austin Val Verde: A Montecito Masterpiece
Aran, Berge
Santa Barbara, California Austin Val Verde Foundation 2005 1890449393 / 9781890449391 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Berge Aran, Photographer 
First Edition in clean bright dust jacket - NEW condition. Dark green cloth boards with lighter green lettering on cover and spine. No wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright, unmarked. Clean decorated endpapers. Beautifully illustrated with outstanding photographs by Berge Aran. Introduction by Berge Aran and Gail Jensen. Size approx. 9" x 12" . 144 pages with Bibliography. Clean dust jacket is unworn. Austin Val Verde, situated on seventeen and a half acres, is one of the few great early 20th Century Southern California estates to have been preserved. It is a pivotal work in the career of the famous American architect Bertram Goodhue (1869-1924). Its celebrated and extensive gardens are the masterpiece of Lockwood de Forest Jr. (1895-1949), one of the most important landscape architects to have worked in Southern California. 025757

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An Encyclopedia of the Violin, Bachmann, Alberto
3 An Encyclopedia of the Violin
Bachmann, Alberto
New York, New York, U.S.A. Da Capo Press 1980 0-306-80004-7 / 9780306800047 Fourth Printing Soft Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Softbound book with hint of very light soiling to cover. No creasing or curling, pages and edges are clean. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Small previous owner return address label at top corner of rear free endpaper; no other marks. 470 pgs. with index, 73 illustrations. A treasure trove of information on the violin, its technique, its history, and its place in music, this is a standard handbook and reference work for students of the violin and professional players. 8vo. Music. 016611

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Spring Jaunts - Some Walks, Excursions & Personal Explorations of Town, Country & Seashore, Bailey, Anthony
4 Spring Jaunts - Some Walks, Excursions & Personal Explorations of Town, Country & Seashore
Bailey, Anthony
New York Farrar, Straus & Giroux 1986 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
"First Edition, 1986" on copyright page. Clean green boards with clean beige cloth spine, 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. 239 pgs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A collection which contains some of the best work that Anthony Bailey has done for The New Yorker. His descriptive journeys include the Isle of Wight, a dawn-to-dusk stroll along the New Hampshire coast, and the seacoast of Cote d'Azur, to name a few. 018598

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The Book of Nothing - Vacuums, Voids, and the Latest Ideas About the Origins of the Universe, Barrow, John D.
5 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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6 American Fiction 1920-1940
Beach, Joseph Warren
New York MacMillan 1941 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean blue cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 371 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket is corner clipped but price is intact, small bit of loss at top of spine, 1" closed edge tear, slight corner wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. This book covers the work (and the writers behind the work) of Hemingway, Faulkner, Wolfe, Erskine Caldwell, John Marquand, John Steinbeck and more. 8vo. Literature. 008669

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7 Contemporary Southern Prose
Beatty, Richmond Croom and William Perry Fidler
Boston D. C. Heath & Co. 1940 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Very clean green cloth boards with clean paper label on spine (unchipped). No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 614 pgs. Contains work by Faulkner, Marjorie Rawlings, Erskine Caldwell and other important contemporary southern writers. 8vo. Literature. 007829

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A Knight in Denim, Benson, Ramsey
8 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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Elephant's Work, Bentley, E. C.
9 Elephant's Work
Bentley, E. C.
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1950 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First American Edition. Clean red and pink patterned boards with small black decoration on cover, black lettering in pink title box on spine. Hint of light wear at top and bottom spine edge. No bumping. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages, edges and endpapers are clean -- no names, writing or bookplates. Dustjacket is not price clipped ($2.75 on front inside flap), no chips, very light edge wear and slight age toning. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A story dedicated by the author to the memory of John Buchan (because he advised him to write it). 015613

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The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill: A Love Story . . .with Wings, Bittner, Mark
10 The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill: A Love Story . . .with Wings
Bittner, Mark
Harmony 2004 0609610554 / 9780609610558 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. White boards with blue spine, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 289 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Inspiring story of how one man found his life's work--and true love--among a gang of wild parrots roosting in one of America's most picturesque urban settings. 025580

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I Too, Nicodemus, Bok, Curtis
11 I Too, Nicodemus
Bok, Curtis
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1946 First Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Like new second printing of the first edition (so stated) in clean original unclipped dust jacket. Very clean unfaded orange-brown cloth boards with stamped 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 and bright, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 349 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A fascinating cross-section of the situations that a trial judge meets in his work. 027181

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Sir Noble The Police Horse, Bonner, Mary Graham
12 Sir Noble The Police Horse
Bonner, Mary Graham
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1940 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page. Clean brown cloth boards with darker brown lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers (slight browning to edges); no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs throughout. 66 pages. Scarce children's book - the story of a New York City police horse from his colthood through his training, work and retirement. 021772

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13 The Recreations of a Country Parson
Boyd, Andrew
Boston Ticknor and Fields 1861 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean black pebbly cloth boards with stamped decoration on cover, bright stamped gilt lettering on spine. One tiny pin-head size spot of wear to lower rear spine corner. No fading, no bumping. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. 1861 in Roman Numerals on title page. Second book in a three volume series. Clean dark brown endpapers (small circular previous owner blind stamped embossment to lower corner of front free endpaper). Gilt top page edges. 444 pgs. Philosophical thoughts on work and play, country houses and country life, hurry, worries and growing old. 8vo. Philosophy. 016034

Price: 35.00 USD
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Emissaries: The Overseas Work of The American YWCA 1895-1970, Boyd, Nancy
14 Emissaries: The Overseas Work of The American YWCA 1895-1970
Boyd, Nancy
New York, New York, U.S.A. The Woman's Press 1986 0-9614878-0-1 / 9780961487805 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
First Edition. Clean unfaded red cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 337 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean unfaded dustjacket is not price clipped, has several closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Between 1895 and 1970 9ver 800 professional female staff served overseas as educators, social workers, public health experts, camp directors, managers of hostels, and agricultural advisors. All served under the YWCA rubric, and this book outlines their mission and circumstances which were arduous, sometimes dangerous, and occasionally fatal. Approx. 6-1/2" x 9-1/2". Religion. 016925

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How To Cheat At Gardening And Yard Work - Shameless Tricks For Growing Radically Simple Flowers, Veggies, Lawns, Landscaping, And More, Bredenberg, Jeff
15 How To Cheat At Gardening And Yard Work - Shameless Tricks For Growing Radically Simple Flowers, Veggies, Lawns, Landscaping, And More
Bredenberg, Jeff
Rodale Press 2009 1594869669 / 9781594869662 Hardcover Very Good+ 
Clean hardcover book with illustrated glossy boards. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Small neatly penned previous owner name on front free endpaper. Well illustrated with drawings throughout. 371 pages. 024690

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Tribes of the Sahara, Briggs, Lloyd Cabot
16 Tribes of the Sahara
Briggs, Lloyd Cabot
Cambridge Harvard University Press 1960 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
Clean rust brown cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers, with tasteful previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper. 295 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with very slight surface wear at top and bottom spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. This book is the result of twelve years of field and library work, replacing myths and exaggerations with factual information every bit as exciting, mysterious and romantic. Collectible quality first edition. 8vo. Middle East. 014390

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The Senator: My Ten Years with Ted Kennedy, Burke, Richard E. with William and Marilyn Hoffer
17 The Senator: My Ten Years with Ted Kennedy
Burke, Richard E. with William and Marilyn Hoffer
New York St Martin's Press 1992 0-312-09134-6 / 9780312091347 First Hardbound Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
Clean unfaded black boards with clean unfaded black cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping, no wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Previous owner first name and date at top corner of front free endpaper. No other marks. 328 pgs. Clean birght dustjacket is unchipped, not price-clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Stated first edition. In 1971, Richard Burke, a freshman at Georgetown University, volunteered his services to the offices of his political idol, Senator Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts. Through ability and hard work, he rose in the next four years to become one of the Senator's closest staff members. An account of the author's experiences during his decade at the Senator's right hand--the history of a young man who shared the Senator's professional and personal lives during a time marked by exhilarating public achievements and tragic secret misconduct. 001929

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Scenery for the Theatre - The organization, processes, materials and techniques used to set the stage, Burris-Meyer, Harold and Edward C. Cole
18 Scenery for the Theatre - The organization, processes, materials and techniques used to set the stage
Burris-Meyer, Harold and Edward C. Cole
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1949 Later printing Fine Fair Jacket 
Later 1949 printing in original dust jacket. Very clean beige cloth boards with purple lettering on cover and spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers (sophisticated custom made bookplate on verso of front free endpaper). Profusely illustrated with black and white photographs and drawings, color chart for scene painting with clean tissue guard. 473 pages with index. Dust jacket is clean and unclipped but missing 2" piece at base of spine, almost completely separated at rear spine fold, a few additional small chips, nicks and scrapes. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. "Scenery for the Theatre" is the first technical work in English on the processes, methods and techniques of setting the stage which makes any pretensions to completeness. 024446

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What Men Live By, Cabot, Richard C., Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard University
19 What Men Live By
Cabot, Richard C., Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard University
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1914 Leather_bound Very Good+ 
"Published January 1914" on copyright page. Clean brown leather boards with stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. A few very light scuffs to spine, tiny closed tear (1/4") at lower spine corner. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. Slight browning to outside edges of front and rear free endpaper from leather contact, otherwise clean, no foxing or marks. 341 pp. Author writes on the roles work, play, love and worship in the happiness of humanity. 021011

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The Emperor of Ocean Park, Carter, Stephen L.
20 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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