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Poor Richard's Politicks - Benjamin Franklin and His New American Order, Conner, Paul W.
121 Poor Richard's Politicks - Benjamin Franklin and His New American Order
Conner, Paul W.
New York Oxford University Press 1965 First Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean black cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 285 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A systematic examination of the political and social thought of Benjamin Franklin and a brilliant exposition of the political ideas of his era. 024518

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Port of Gloucester, Connolly, James B.
122 The Port of Gloucester
Connolly, James B.
New York Doubleday Doran 1940 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in unclipped original dust jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with blind-stamped sailing ship decoration on cover, gold lettering and nautical decorations on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with etchings by Max Kuehne. 333 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), has chip at rear top spine corner, short closed edge tears, very shallow chipping at top and bottom spine ends (1/16"), small spot of rubbing to front panel (smaller than a pea). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. First book in the Doubleday Doran Seaport Series, the story of the most famous small port in America by a master story-teller. 026380

Price: 32.00 USD
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Old Touraine (2 Volumes Complete) - The Life and History of the Famous Chateaux of France, Cook, Theodore Andrea
123 Old Touraine (2 Volumes Complete) - The Life and History of the Famous Chateaux of France
Cook, Theodore Andrea
New York James Pott & Co. 1901 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Clean and lovely two-volume set in original sturdy cloth dust jackets, with red ribbon page markers. Decorated American trade bindings. Very clean unfaded blue cloth boards with gold coat of arms and line border on covers, coat of arms decoration and gold lettering on spines. No bumping or wear. Bindings are tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Frontis illustration in each volume with clean printed tissue guard. Beautiful illustrations throughout both volumes with photographs of chateaux in France and their people. Volume I - 326 pages with index, fold-out geneology chart (chart nearly separated at one fold). Volume 2 - 314 pages with index and fold-out map near rear of book (Map of the Valley of the Loire for "Old Touraine" from the French Government Ordnance Survey in perfect condition). Both dust jackets are in excellent condition, of dark blue stiff cloth with gold decoration and lettering on spine, no tears, fading or chips. 023327

Price: 65.00 USD
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A Ride to Niagara in 1809, Cooper, Thomas
124 A Ride to Niagara in 1809
Cooper, Thomas
Rochester, NY George P. Humphrey 1915 Limited Edition Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Signed
Signed, limited edition (This is no. 18 of two hundred copies). Clean gray paper-covered boards with gray cloth spine, unchipped and clean original paper title label on cover. Wear-through to corner tips and to a few spots along board edges. Binding is tight, no cracking; pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers. Fold-out map of Niagara and Finger Lakes region. Signed on the title page "Thomas Cooper" just below the initials T.C. 49 pages. 023767

Price: 45.00 USD
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The Adventures of Jonathan Corncob, Loyal American Refugee, Corncob, Jonathan
125 The Adventures of Jonathan Corncob, Loyal American Refugee
Corncob, Jonathan
Boston, Massachusetts David R Godine 1976 087923184X / 9780879231842 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Mark Livingston, Illustrator 
First Edition in clean dust jacket. Clean unfaded red cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean navy blue endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Edited and Introduced by Noel Perrin. With twelve drawings by Mark Livingston. 121 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, one very tiny edge nick. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Anonymously penned and originally published in London n 1787, this is the first publication in America (and on reading the first chapter, one quickly sees why). It is one of very few Revolutionary War novels to have survived. 025102

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126 Hunter's Half-Moon
Cornwall, Ian
New York Coward McCann 1969 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket Marjorie Maitland Howard, Illustrator 
Very clean illustrated boards with white lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. Nicely illustrated with drawings and maps. 158 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with slightest hint of wear at top and bottom of spine. Enclosed in new mylar cover. A story of prehistoric civilization for young people, written by an archaeologist. 8vo. Children's. 009454

Price: 30.00 USD
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Lost Cities, Cottrell, Leonard
127 Lost Cities
Cottrell, Leonard
New York Rinehart & Co. 1957 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Very clean brown boards with orange cloth spine, white and brown lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Tasteful previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper. 251 pgs. Illustrated with photographs. Clean dustjacket has very shallow chipping to spine edges, a few very short closed edge tears, corner price clip to front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. written by eminent British archaeologist and scholar, this book explores the fantastic discoveries of cities and whole civilizations that have been lost to white men for centuries, or survived as tiny settlements atop a buried ruin of incomparable splendor. 8vo. Archaeology. 013832

Price: 12.00 USD
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128 The Country of the Blind
Counts, George S. & Nucia Lodge
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1949 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean brown cloth boards with darker brown lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. No names, writing or bookplates. Pages are clean and bright. Clean dustjacket has not been price clipped, has very minor edgewear, tiny chips at top spine corners (smaller than a pea). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 005686

Price: 15.00 USD
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Middle East Diary, Coward, Noel
129 Middle East Diary
Coward, Noel
Garden City, NY Doubleday, Doran & Co. 1944 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean original unclipped dust jacket. Clean green cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 155 pages. Dust jacket is clean, not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap), a few tiny edge nicks. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025318

Price: 42.00 USD
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Birth of a Giant, Crabb, Richard
130 Birth of a Giant
Crabb, Richard
Chilton 1970 0801955076 / 9780801955075 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Stated first edition (second printing) in clean dust jacket, SIGNED by author Richard Crabb. Clean turquoise cloth boards with orange lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean. Decorated endpapers - signed by author on front free endpaper: "Richard Crabb." Illustrated throughout with photographs. 468 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, has small price clip at upper corner of front inside flap, wear and small closed tear at upper left spine corner, small closed tear at top edge of front flap fold. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The men and incidents that gave America the automobile, and how it changed history. 026566

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131 Your Life in the Atom World
Craige, Captain John Houston
Stamford, CT Stamford House (A Pony Book) 1946 First Paperback Very Good 
160 pgs. VG Clean paperback (a little light rubbing to cover). Light wear at spine bottom & edges. Illustrated with photographs and diagrams. Pages are clean, but there is some underlining of text.Atomic Age. 003769

Price: 10.00 USD
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The Legacy of Ladysmith, Crane, John Kenny
132 The Legacy of Ladysmith
Crane, John Kenny
Linden Press/Simon & Schuster 1986 0-671-60586-0 / 9780671605865 First Hard Cover Near FIne Near Fine Jacket Signed
Blue gray boards with charcoal gray cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. INSCRIBED, dated and SIGNED by author on half-title. 398 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, has not been price clipped, and is enclosed in new archival quality mylar cove. "The Legacy of Ladysmith" is at once a historical tragedy and a contemporary thriller. It vaults from the brutal battlefields of the Boer War to the unquiet halls of Castle Menzies in present-day Scotland." 8vo. Historical Fiction. 009430

Price: 25.00 USD
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To Heaven On Horseback - The Romantic Story of Narcissa Whitman, Cranston, Paul
133 To Heaven On Horseback - The Romantic Story of Narcissa Whitman
Cranston, Paul
New York Julian Messner, Inc. 1952 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
CLean brown boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping, fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers (very small return address label at top corner of front free endpaper). 255 pages. A biographical novel on the life of Narcissa Whitman, wife of Marcus Whitman, Early American pioneer and missionary. 025255

Price: 10.00 USD
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The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World, Creasy, Sir Edward S.
134 The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World
Creasy, Sir Edward S.
New York Limited Editions Club 1969 First Hardcover Near Fine Joseph Domjan, Illustrator Signed
Limited Editions Club, signed by illustrator Joseph Domjan. with Introduction by Hanson W. Baldwin. Very clean decorated cloth binding with black title box, gold lettering on spine, in original slipcase. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean, with clean decorated endpapers. Signed, was "office copy" of the publisher. Illustrations in black and white and full color. 211 pages. Very Good+ black slipcase with unchipped label on spine; no cracking, tiny chip to paper covering at top left edge. 022784

Price: 60.00 USD
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Dom Pedro of Brazil, Criss, Mildred
135 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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The Fool of Venus: The Story of Peire Vidal, Cronyn, George
136 The Fool of Venus: The Story of Peire Vidal
Cronyn, George
New York Covici Friede 1934 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
First Edition, with 1934 in Roman numerals on title page, 1934 on copyright page. Beige cloth boards with brown decorative coat of arms on cover, brown and black lettering on spine. Very faint water mark to lower spine extending slightly onto front and rear lower edges; no bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean, with clean red top-stained upper page edges, slight water mark to bottom page edges near spine . Clean endpapers illustrated with maps. No names, writing or bookplates. 438 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has shallow chipping at top spine edge (max. 1/2"), extending slightly to top front panel edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The story of Peire Vidal, Knight of Song and greatest of the troubadours of Provence, as well as the story of the times in which he lived--the roaring, turbulent years of the Crusades. 8vo. Historical Fiction. 016449

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137 The Romance and Rise of the American Tropics
Crowther, Samuel
Garden City Doubleday Doran & Co. 1929 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean, bright orange cloth boards with small illustration on cover (palm trees), black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Decorated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 390 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, no chips, tiny bit of of wear at one corner with 1/4" closed tear at flap fold. Original orange banner (detachable) around dustjacket with quote about the book and printed signature of Calvin Coolidge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 007438

Price: 25.00 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
138 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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Letters Home, Curtiss, Mina (Editor)
139 Letters Home
Curtiss, Mina (Editor)
Boston Little Brown 1944 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Very clean gold cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean with clean endpapers; neatly penned previous owner name on front free endpaper. 314 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped ($2.75 on front inside flap), unchipped, with very slight wear and a few very tiny closed tears at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Letters home from enlisted men--from privates, corporals, sergeants, seamen and petty officers from places such as New Guinea and Tunis, Melbourne and Northern Ireland, Naples, Chile, Manila, South Africa. What the world looks like to America and what America looks like from the other side of the world in eras of war. 015616

Price: 65.00 USD
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The Maid, Cutter, Kimberly
140 The Maid
Cutter, Kimberly
London Bloomsbury 2011 1408807629 / 9781408807620 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (First published in Great Britain 2011, with full number line), in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean midnight blue cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 289 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. "Joan of Arc has been depicted as a heroine, a victim, a witch and a saint, but Kimberly Cutter makes of her a heartbreakingly real human being." - A. L. Berridge 026968

Price: 15.00 USD
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