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Modern Daughters - Conversations with Various American Girls and One Man, Black, Alexander
181 Modern Daughters - Conversations with Various American Girls and One Man
Black, Alexander
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1899 First Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
First Edition. Maroon cloth boards with decorative oval portrait in black and white on cover of a beautiful young woman, gold decoration; gold lettering on spine. Some fading to spine and upper board edges. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with gilt top edges. Silk endpapers, with tasteful previous owner bookplate at upper corner of front fixed endpaper, name and date (Dec. 25th, 1899) at top of front free endpaper. Frontis portrait of a second young girl with clean tissue guard.Designs and photographic illustrations by the author. 212 pages. 021823

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The Vital South;  How Presidents are Elected, Black, Earl;  Black, Merle
182 The Vital South; How Presidents are Elected
Black, Earl; Black, Merle
Cambridge, MA - London, England Harvard University Press 1992 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition, signed by author. Very clean sky-blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Inscribed and SIGNED BY AUTHOR: "For Dick Fenno, with great respect and admiration - Merle Black - March, 1999" Clean unfaded dustjacket is not price clipped and has some minor surface wear to corner tips, small chip at bottom right front corner tip (size of pea). 400 pgs. with index. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8 Vo. Political. 014273

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Manual of Horsemanship - Instructions from Mexico's Renowned Escuela Ecuestre, Black, Harold
183 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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Pete the Parrakeet, Black, Irma Simonton
184 Pete the Parrakeet
Black, Irma Simonton
Holiday House 1954 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket Kurt Werth, Illustrator 
Very clean gray cloth boards with green illustration and lettering on cover, green lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 97 pgs. with illustrations by Kurt Werth. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, no fading, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Fine quality, collectible first edition and fine original dustjacket. Children's. 013297

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Fear, War and the Bomb - Military and Political Consequences of Atomic Energy, Blackett, P.M.S.
185 Fear, War and the Bomb - Military and Political Consequences of Atomic Energy
Blackett, P.M.S.
New York Whittlesey House - McGraw Hill 1949 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
First American edition in unclipped original dust jacket. Clean unfaded dark blue cloth boards with green lettering on spine. Tiny spot of wear to each of the lower corner tips. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 244 pages with index. Dust jacket is clean, has some edge wear, small corner chip at top left corner of front panel, surface scrape to lower spine. Author's photo on rear inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A brilliant analysis of the problem posed by the discovery of atomic energy, which became a milestone in post-Hiroshima thinking, by the 1948 Nobel Prize Winner. 024801

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By the Iowa Sea, Blair, Joe
186 By the Iowa Sea
Blair, Joe
New York Scribner 2012 1451636059 / 9781451636055 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in a clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean charcoal gray boards with bright silver lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 280 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped (24.00/27.99 on front inside flap), no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Clean collectible quality book. The debut book of this American author -- a wrenching, unsentimental account of the heartbreaks and ecstasies of marriage, fatherhood, and small-town life in the Midwest. 025295

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Falcon, Fly Back, Blaisdell, Elinore
187 Falcon, Fly Back
Blaisdell, Elinore
New York Julian Messner 1939 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Jacket Elinore Blaisdell, Illustrator 
First Edition. Clean unfaded red cloth boards with gold falcon illustration on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers; No names, writing or marks. 178 pgs. with illustrations and page decorations by the author. Illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped, has very small shallow edge chips along front top panel edge, large corner chip at bottom right corner of rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A young boy and girl living in the medieval period get falcons of the very own to have and train. 6-1/2" x 9-1/2". Children's. 017125

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188 Travels of a White Elephant
Blake, W. T.
New York Taplinger Publishing Company 1960 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, with "First Published in the United States by Taplinger Publishing Co. Inc., 1960" on copyright page. Clean unfaded dark blue cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear, corners are sharp, slight bump at base of spine. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Endpapers illustrated with maps; no names, writing or bookplates. 256 pgs. with index. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few very shallow chips at top and bottom spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. An enthralling account of Major W. T. Blake's adventures in many remote parts of the world. 8vo. Adventure. 017420

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Birds That Hunt and Are Hunted - Life Histories of One Hundred and Seventy Birds of Prey, Game Birds and Water-Fowls, Blanchan, Neltje
189 Birds That Hunt and Are Hunted - Life Histories of One Hundred and Seventy Birds of Prey, Game Birds and Water-Fowls
Blanchan, Neltje
Garden City Doubleday Page & Co. 1920 Later printing Hardcover Very Good++ No Dust jacket Jacket 
Clean unfaded dark green cloth boards with white stamped lettering and line border on cover, white stamped lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers, with beautifully penned previous owner name and date on front free endpaper. Color plate frontispiece of Passenger pigeon with clean tissue guard. Photographic illustrations in color and black and white. Introduction by G. O. Shields (Coquina). 359 pp. with index. 019293

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190 Chico: The Story of a Homing Pigeon
Blanchard, Lucy M.
Boston/New York Houghton Mifflin 1922 Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket Katherine G. Healey, Illustrator 
Beige cloth boards with illustration on cover, black lettering on cover and spine. Hint of very light soiling. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and endpapers are clean. Small previous owner name at top edge of title page. Clean illustrations by Katherine Healey. 141 pgs. No additional printings listed. 8vo. Children's. 011514

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Small Town, Block, Lawrence
191 Small Town
Block, Lawrence
New York Morrow 2003 0060011904 / 9780060011901 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing, SIGNED by author on title page. Very clean blue boards with dark blue spine, bright silver lettering on spine. Hint of light bumping to spine ends, corner tips are sharp and unworn; binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. 464 pp. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, one small light surface scratch (1") on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A thriller set on the streets of New York City. 018677

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Tanner on Ice An Evan Tanner Novel, Block, Lawrence
192 Tanner on Ice An Evan Tanner Novel
Block, Lawrence
New York Dutton 1998 0525944214 / 9780525944218 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing, signed by author on title page. Very clean yellow-beige boards with clean rust spine, bright gold lettering on spine. Hint of light bumping to spine ends, corner tips sharp and unworn; binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no previous owner markings. 248 pp. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Collectible quality. The adventures of Evan Michael Tanner, a globe-trotting adventurer with a taste for lost causes. 018676

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So This is Trick Riding, Blumhagen, Bernie
193 So This is Trick Riding
Blumhagen, Bernie
Santiago, Chile The South Pacific Mail 1958 First Hardcover Very Good Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, SIGNED by author, in scarce original dust jacket. Clean black cloth boards with stamped blue lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear through. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages are clean (slight browning). Tasteful previous owner bookplate on front pastedown. Inscribed and signed by author on front free endpaper: "To Betty Noel with 'Best Wishes' from Bernie Blumhagen, Trick and Fancy Riding." Illustrated with glossy black and white photographs. 174 pages. Dust jacket is clean, unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Photo of author on his horse and brief bio on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author was one of the U.S.A.'s greatest trick riders. Born in 1932 in Mandan, North Dakota, his colorful career took him from the famed Cheyenne Frontier Days through all of Latin America. This book is one of the only of its kind on the subject of trick riding, was written with the aspirant trick rider in mind. 024800

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The Confident Collector - How to Recognize an Authentic Antique, Bly, John (Editor)
194 The Confident Collector - How to Recognize an Authentic Antique
Bly, John (Editor)
New York Prentice Hall Press (Div. of Simon & Schuster) 1986 0131674870 / 9780131674875 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First U.S. Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean green boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated throughout with black and white and full color photographs. 224 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (19.95 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Informative and practical guide to deceptions, fakes and not-quite-genuine pieces to be found in the antiques trade, written by some of the world's leading authorities and illustrated with 500 photographs and drawings. 023440

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The Sea of Adventure, Blyton, Enid
195 The Sea of Adventure
Blyton, Enid
New York Macmillan 1948 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Stuart Tresilian, Illustrator 
First American edition ("First Printing" stated on copyright page), in original unclipped jacket. Clean pale blue-green boards with black lettering on cover and spine. Hint of light surface wear to tip corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated by Stuart Tresilian. 220 pages. Illustrated jacket is not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), very shallow chipping at top and bottom of spine edges, very small corner chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 022142

Price: 200.00 USD
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High Heaven, Boell, Jaques
196 High Heaven
Boell, Jaques
London Paul Elek 1947 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean hardcover book with original unclipped dust jacket. Blue cloth boards with stamped white lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with small previous owner name neatly penned on front free endpaper. Illustrated with awesome black and white photographs. Introduction by Francois Mauriac. 128 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, has a few tiny edge nicks and very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A superbly written r3ecord of mountain climbing in the French DAUPHINE. Illustrated with the author's own photographs. 026450

Price: 22.00 USD
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The Bartender's Guide, Bohrmann, Peter
197 The Bartender's Guide
Bohrmann, Peter
London Salamander Books 1997 1840652500 / 9781840652505 Paperback Fine 
Clean trade paperback. Size is approx. 5" x 9". Cover is clean and bright, has a protective mylar cover which you may remove if you wish. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright. Beautifully illustrated with full color photographs throughout. 560 pages with index. 1,444 recipes for tall and short drinks, as well as punches, hot drinks, also non-alcoholic drinks. Clear explanation of cocktail mixing techniques and bar equipment. Every recipe is accompanied by a taste guide. Numerous ideas for imaginative garnishes. 028155

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Photographs of Lyle Bonge (Jargon (Jargon Society), 89.), Bonge, Lyle
198 Photographs of Lyle Bonge (Jargon (Jargon Society), 89.)
Bonge, Lyle
Jargon Society 1983 0912330538 / 9780912330532 First Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition in clean unchipped dust jacket. Clean unfaded black cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Size approximately 10-3/4" x 11-1/4". Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean black endpapers. No names, writing or marks. With an Introduction by A.D. Coleman, an Afterword by Jonathan Williams. Writing and photographs by Lyle Bonge. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (32.50 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025907

Price: 30.00 USD
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199 Songs of the Gilded Age
Boni, Margaret Bradford
New York Golden Press 1960 Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean illustrated boards. Two corners lightly bumped, otherwise no wear. Binding is tight & crisp, no cracking. Illustrated endpapers. No names, marks or bookplates. Words and music for favorite American songs of the Elegant Eighties, the Gay Nineties, and the first decade of the Twentieth Century. Arranged for the piano by Norman Lloyd, illustrated by Lucille Corcos. Clean dustjacket has hint of edgewear but no chips or tears, is not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 005266

Price: 30.00 USD
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When the Legends Die, Borland, Hal
200 When the Legends Die
Borland, Hal
Philadelphia / New York J. B. Lippincott 1963 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean teal cloth boards with silver lettering, small orange decoration on spine. Slight wear at top and bottom spine edges. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 288 pages. Clean dust jacket designed by Paul Laune is unchipped, has slight age-toning, slight wear to corners. Photo of author by Sam Falk on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. After the Ute Indian boy Thomas Black Bull has been betrayed both by his own people and by the white man, he dedicates himself to killing the legends that gave him his distinction and his pride--and becomes a man without a dream, with emptiness inside him. The story of how he comes back, how he achieves regeneration and maturity--in large measure through the world of nature to which he returns--ios one that is hard to leave and impossible to forget. 026219

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