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141 The Timeless Land
Dark, Eleanor
New York MacMillan 1941 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean red cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Maps on endpapers. Previous owner name and date neatly penned on rear of free front endpaper. 499 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket has very slight edge wear, a few small closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Historical novel about the first five years of English settlement in Australia, and of the native people whose life and culture and natural gaiety were so cruelly destroyed in that short time. 8 vo.. Fiction. 011048

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Lost Rights - The Misadventures of a Stolen American Relic, David, Howard
142 Lost Rights - The Misadventures of a Stolen American Relic
David, Howard
New York Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009 0618826076 / 9780618826070 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing. Clean mustard yellow boards with deep orange spine, 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. 344 pages. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (26.00 on front inside flap). True Crime - The epic story of a stolen American Document, one of the fourteen original copies of the Bill of Rights. Lost Rights follows that document's passage over the course of 138 years , from the Indiana businessman who purcheses the looted parchment for five dollars, to a folk art expert who stows the iconic document under his bed, to a little-known historian who divines the parchment's most important secret from a feded, barely legible notation. The journey ends with a dramatic FBI sting after the document was put up for sale for five million dollars. 022037

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The Tennessee (Two volume set complete, in dust jackets), Davidson, Donald
143 The Tennessee (Two volume set complete, in dust jackets)
Davidson, Donald
New York Rinehart & Company 1946 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Theresa Sherrer Davidson, Illustrator 
Two volume set, complete, from the "Rivers of America" series. Each volume is in its original dust jacket. Both are illustrated by Theresa Sherrer Davidson. VOLUME I: The Tennessee - The Old River - Frontier to Secession. Has clean turquoise cloth boards with burgundy title box, gold lettering on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. First edition, with publisher's "R" in a circle on copyright page. Clean illustrated endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Two page map of the river. All pages and edges are clean. 342 pages with index. Illustrated dust jacket is clean, price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap; small surface rub at right edge of front panel, very slight edge wear and slight fading to background of spine. VOLUME II: The Tennessee - The New River: Civil War to TVA. Has clean lime green cloth boards with burgundy title box, gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Clean illustrated endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Pages and edges are clean. 377 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap; has very slight fading to spine, tiny chips to corners. BOTH dust jackets now enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar covers. 026468

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The Horizon Concise History of France, Davidson, Marshall B.
144 The Horizon Concise History of France
Davidson, Marshall B.
New York American Heritage Publishing Co. 1971 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean dark blue cloth boards with small blind-stamped decoration on cover, blue lettering on spine. No bumping, no wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Page and edges are clean and bright. Clean maroon endpapers; no names,writing or marks. 219 pages with chronology + index. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, with one very short closed edge tear at top rear panel edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. An excellent and easily grasped, highly readable introduction to the history of France. 8vo. France. 016635

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Loose Change - Three Women of the Sixties, Davidson, Sara
145 Loose Change - Three Women of the Sixties
Davidson, Sara
Garden City, NY Doubleday 1977 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Clean unfaded orange boards with black cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with many black and white photographs from the era. Dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, has slight age-toning - full rear panel photograph of author. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A book about three women and what happened to them during a unique and turbulent decade in America in the 1960's. 026491

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Hydrography of the American Isthmus, Davis, Arthur Powell
146 Hydrography of the American Isthmus
Davis, Arthur Powell
Washington DC U.S. Government Printing Office 1903 Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Clean dark green pebbled cloth boards with blind-stamped decoration on cover, gold lettering on spine. No fraying or fading. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Clean endpapers, all text pages clean (small number written and stamped near base of title page). Illustrated with many photographs, graphs, maps (one fold-out and one double-page map "Rainfall Map of Nicaragua Canal Region). Small Publisher's "Note" tipped in (errata slip). Bottom page edges stamped "Property of United States Government". Book size: 8" x 11-1/2". A study of the Hydrography of Central America leading up to the construction of the Panama Canal. 022584

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Handbook of Northern France, Davis, William Morris
147 Handbook of Northern France
Davis, William Morris
Cambridge Harvard University Press 1918 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Scarce copy in dustjacket. Clean unfaded yellow-beige cloth boards with crisp black 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. 174 pgs. Illustrated with detailed maps. Scarce dustjacket has a few tiny edge chips, very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A handbook for army officers on foreign service in France with detailed geographical maps of the region northeast of the Seine and a brief account of the adjacent portions of Belgium and western Germany. 12mo. France. 016901

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Pirates of the Pacific, Day, A. Grove
148 Pirates of the Pacific
Day, A. Grove
New York Meredith Press 1968 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Clean green boards with red cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean map-illustrated endpapers - small blind-stamped circular impression with previous owner's initials on front free endpaper. Illustrated with drawings, black and white plates. 181 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 027033

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Elizabeth is Missing, De La Torre, Lillian
149 Elizabeth is Missing
De La Torre, Lillian
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1945 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean beige cloth boards with gold and red decoration on cover, red title box with gold lettering and decoration on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 266 pgs. + index. Clean unfaded dustjacket with photo of author on front inside flap; small neat cross-out to price at top corner of front flap; very shallow tiny chips at top and bottom spine edge, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. True Crime mystery, the intriguing story of the four-weeks disappearance of Elizabeth Canning in the fifteenth century London; she now lies buried near Hartford, Connecticut. 017606

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The White Rose of Stuart: The Story of Flora Macdonald, The Heroine of the '45, de la Torre, Lillian
150 The White Rose of Stuart: The Story of Flora Macdonald, The Heroine of the '45
de la Torre, Lillian
New York Thomas Nelson & Sons 1954 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Douglas Gorsline, Illustrator 
Very clean red cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No fraying or wear, tiny bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers, no names, writing or marks. 214 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, with hint of wear at corners, no tears. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A romantic and thrilling true story of a heroine of Scotland. 8vo. Historical Fiction. 012913

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Man and the Underwater World, De Latil, Pierre and Jean Rivoire
151 Man and the Underwater World
De Latil, Pierre and Jean Rivoire
London Jarrolds 1956 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
First British edition, published in 1956. Translated from the French by Edward Fitzgerald, with 108 illustrations. Blue cloth boards with silver illustration at lower right corner of cover, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 400 pages with index. 023438

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Harvard's Secret Court The Savage 1920 Purge of Campus Homosexuals, De Quille, Dan
152 Harvard's Secret Court The Savage 1920 Purge of Campus Homosexuals
De Quille, Dan
St Martins Pr 2005 0312322712 / 9780312322717 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition: October 2005 on copyright page with full number line. Clean unfaded black boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 294 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with small (under 1") closed tear at top front flap fold. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. In 2002 a researcher for "The Harvard Crimson" came across a restricted archive labeled "Secret Court Files, 1920". What he uncovered was 500 pgs. of clandestine documents describing in detail an eighty-year-old episode in which Harvard University maliciously persecuted and harassed young men who were believed to be engaging in homosexual activity. It was a major scandal and one ofthe biggest cover-ups in Harvard's three and half centuries. 018146

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The Wife of the First Consul, De Saint-Amand, Imbert
153 The Wife of the First Consul
De Saint-Amand, Imbert
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1890 First Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean dark blue cloth boards with gilt lettering on cover and spine. A few spots of wear to spine edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Neatly penned previous owner name on front free endpaper. One page of introduction (page 5) has piece torn from edge, but piece is enclosed. 357 pgs. with index. 012673

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154 King of the French: A Portrait of Louis Philippe: 1773-1850
De Stoeckl, Agnes
London John Murray 1957 First Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean and bright yellow cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 308 pgs. with index. Illustrated. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has very light wear at top of spine, two very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 008116

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155 In Search of Human Nature: The Decline and Revival of Darwinism in American Social Thought
Degler, Carl N.
New York/Oxford Oxford University Press 1991 0-19-506380-5 / 9780195063806 First Hard Cover Near FIne Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean green boards with black cloth spine, 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. 400 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Social Science. 008535

Price: 12.00 USD
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Fighter: The True Story of the Battle of Britain, Deighton, Len
156 Fighter: The True Story of the Battle of Britain
Deighton, Len
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1978 0394427572 / 9780394427577 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First American Edition in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Clean blue boards with navy blue cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Slightest hint of fading to edges. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. With an Introduction by A.J. P. Taylor. Illustrated with photographs and maps. 261 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, hint of wear at upper spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Few episodes in modern history have so captured the imagination as the battle for the skies over Britain in the summer of 1940. Spitfires and Messerschmitts...the valiant, out-numbered RAF, the implacable Luftwaffe...the heroic speeches of Winston Churchill. The real nature of this crucial struggle was infitinitely more complicated -- and more fascinating -- as shown in the pages of this book. 025156

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AT WORK IN THE FIELDS OF THE BOMB, Del Tredici, Robert
157 AT WORK IN THE FIELDS OF THE BOMB
Del Tredici, Robert
Perennial Library 1987 0060961643 / 9780060961640 First Paperback Near Fine 
Clean unworn large softcover book (approx. size is 8-1/2" x 11"). No chipping, creasing or fading. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright. Photographs and text bny Robert Del Tredici. Introduction by Jonathan Schell. 192 pages. An examination of the havoc wreaked on humanity by atomic and hydrogen bombs. 025236

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Thunder of the Captains: The Short Summer in 1950, Detzer, David
158 Thunder of the Captains: The Short Summer in 1950
Detzer, David
New York Thomas Y. Crowell 1977 0-690-01202-0 / 9780690012026 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean black boards with red cloth spine, yellow lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 243 pgs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, two very tiny closed edge tears (1/16"). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. History. 010798

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Nile, Devine, Laurie
159 Nile
Devine, Laurie
New York Simon & Schuster 1983 0-671-45170-7 / 9780671451707 First Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean green-gray boards with clean gold cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 476 pgs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A sweeping multi-generational saga which captures unforgettably the human underpinnings of the Middle East today. 8vo. Fiction. 014009

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The Clansman, Dixon, Thomas Jr.
160 The Clansman
Dixon, Thomas Jr.
New York Triangle Books 1941 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Triangle Books Edition in illustrated dust jacket. The book from which the great movie, BIRTH OF A NATION, was made. Clean turquoise cloth boards with blue decoration on cover, blue lettering and small decoration on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (slightly tanned). Previous owner bookplate on front free endpaper. 374 pages. Clean dust jacket has small surface scrape at lower left corner of front panel, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A reprint edition of one of the best-selling historical novels of all time. An historical romance laid in the South during the days just after the Civil War. Just as Gone With the Wind tells the story of the South during the Civil War, so this famous novel tells the story of the South in the terrifying days of the Reconstruction Era. 027018

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