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Debut, Biddle, Livingston
21 Debut
Biddle, Livingston
New York Julian Messner 1952 First Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Clean blue cloth boards with red cloth spine, black title box on spine. No bumping or wear, slightest hint of browning to board edges. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and SIGNED BY AUTHOR on front free endpaper. 378 pgs. Clean bright DUSTJACKET is not price clipped, unfaded, with a few tiny shallow chips and very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A romance novel of debut society in Philadelphia during World War II. 013863

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Code of Arms, Block, Lawrence and Harold King
22 Code of Arms
Block, Lawrence and Harold King
New York Richard Marek 1981 0399900292 / 9780399900297 First Hardcover Fine fine Jacket 
Collectible quality book and dust jacket. First printing. Clean black cloth boards with bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with small inital "P" on bottom text block page edges, clean unmarked endpapers. 441 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Suspenseful espionage tale set in World War II. Protaganist is caught in the middle of a precarious alliance between British intelligence and anti-Hitler factions within the hierarchy of the German Reich. 023845

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Mussolini - The Wild Man of Europe, Bond, John
23 Mussolini - The Wild Man of Europe
Bond, John
Washington DC Independent Publishing Co. 1929 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition. Very clean unfaded black cloth boards with unchipped gold lettering on cover and spine, clean unworn paste-on illustration on cover. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 206 pp. Illustrated with black and white plates. 021006

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Primer for Combat, Boyle, Kay
24 Primer for Combat
Boyle, Kay
New York Simon & Schuster 1942 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ Jacket 
Clean teal blue cloth boards with clean unchipped paper title label on spine. Hint of slight surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 320 pgs. Unfaded dustjacket has edge wear and shallow edge chipping, closed tear at front spine fold (3") and at spine fold (2"), other very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A novel of France's turmoil during World War II. 8vo. World War II. 015052

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These English, Braden, Bernard
25 These English
Braden, Bernard
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1948 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Jacket John A. Hall, Illustrator 
First Canadian Edition in original dust jacket. Very clean rose red cloth boards with black title box, bright gold lettering on spine. Top and bottom spine edges very lightly bumped, no fraying, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. 240 pgs. with illustrations by John A. Hall. Clean dustjacket has very shallow chipping at top and bottom spine edge, short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. An adaptation of Bernard Braden's C.B.C. programs of similar title, and was the result of thousands of requests from radio listeners tha these broadcasts be put in permanent form. Mr. Braden visited England in the summer of 1947 where he obtained interviews with people prominent in the political, economic and social reconstruction of England. 5-1/2" x 8". Great Britain. 016961

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Flyboys, Bradley, James
26 Flyboys
Bradley, James
Boston Little Brown 2003 0-316-10584-8 / 9780316105842 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition, with full number line on copyright page. Clean unfaded dark blue boards with clean red spine, silver lettering on spine. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean photo-illustrated endpapers. 398 pgs. Illustrated with black & white plates. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The story of a group of American flyers who were captured by the Japanese during World War II and held prisoner on Chichi Jima. 6-1/4" x 9-1/2". World War II. 017003

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Come the Three Corners - Achievements of the Empire Overseas Since War Began, Brittain, Sir Harry
27 Come the Three Corners - Achievements of the Empire Overseas Since War Began
Brittain, Sir Harry
London Hutchinson 1940 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First edition in original jacket. Clean red cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 222 pp. with fold-out map at rear of book ("The Navy's Colossal Task of Guarding British Merchant Ships at Sea"). Illustrated with 48 photographs. Clean dustjacket is price clipped at lower corner of front inside flap, has 1/2" chip at base of spine, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 019961

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The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections, Brokaw, Tom
28 The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections
Brokaw, Tom
New York Random House 1999 0-375-50394-3 / 9780375503948 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First Trade Edition. Very clean white boards with clean red spine, metallic 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. 237 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 6" x 8-3/4". World War II. 017029

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The World We Live In, Bromfield, Louis
29 The World We Live In
Bromfield, Louis
Philadelphia Blakiston Co. 1944 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean brown boards with gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 339 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, has a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A collection of short stories, many of which revolve around the circumstances of World War II. Book Club Edition. 012434

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American Emperor - Dom Pedro II of Brazil, Brown, Rose
30 American Emperor - Dom Pedro II of Brazil
Brown, Rose
New York Viking Press 1945 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket C. B. Falls, Illustrator 
First Edition in original dust jacket. Clean and bright red cloth boards with blind-stamped palm treedecoration and lettering on cover, bright unchipped gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean decorated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated by C. B. Falls. 265 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), closed tear on bottom front spine fold (approx. 2"), a few additional small closed tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023428

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One Sky to Share - The French and American Journals of Raymond Leopold Bruckberger, Bruckberger, Raymond Leopold
31 One Sky to Share - The French and American Journals of Raymond Leopold Bruckberger
Bruckberger, Raymond Leopold
New York P. J. Kenedy & Sons 1952 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket Jo Spier, Illustrator 
First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Very clean gray cloth boards with red cross and black rifle on cover, black lettering and small decoration on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with small previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper. Translated by Dorothy Carr Howell. Illustrated with drawings by Jo Spier. 248 pages. Dust jacket is clean with very slight browning to spine, not price clipped, a few tiny edge chips and very short closed edge tears. Wonderful photo of Father Bruckberger on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Story of one of the most heroic figures of World War II. This priest was a fearless fighter in the French Commandos, then Chaplain General of the Resistance groups. It was he who received General de Gaulle amid enemy gunfire in the Cathedral of Notre Dame when France was liberated from the Nazis. He was awarded the Croix de Guerre, the medal of the Legion of Honor, and several other distinctions. Later he was chaplain of the French Foreign Legion in the Sahara. 026518

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Old Creole Days - Together with Scwenes of Cable's Romances by Lafcadio Hearn, Cable, George Washington
32 Old Creole Days - Together with Scwenes of Cable's Romances by Lafcadio Hearn
Cable, George Washington
New York Heritage Press 1943 Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket John O'Hara Cosgrave II, Illustrator 
Very clean unworn book in original slipcase, with Heritage Press "Sandglass" pamphlet laid in. Clean decorated boards with rust brown cloth spine. No fading, 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 marks. Illustrated by John O'Hara Cosgrave II. With a Prologue by Edward Larocque Tinker. 224 pages. Clean sturdy black paper-covered slipcase has a couple of very small edge chips. 027329

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All Night Long, Caldwell, Erskine
33 All Night Long
Caldwell, Erskine
New York Duell, Sloan, & Pierce 1942 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean dark blue cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Fading to top spine edge (1/8"). No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 283 pgs. Bright illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap); has very shallow chipping at top spine edge, hint of fading to spine, hint of soiling to rear panel. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A novel about Russian guerrillas carrying on the terrible struggle on the border between White Russia and Great Russia on the Central Front. When the Germans strike through this region, the guerrillas band together in a marsh under the leadership of a heroic brigadier, Pavlenko. They send out parties on night raids to wreck trains, burn down radio stations, kill sentries, ambush German trucks. 017512

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The Sergeant Says, Cannon, Sgt. Jimmy
34 The Sergeant Says
Cannon, Sgt. Jimmy
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1943 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in clean unclipped original jacket. Clean bright red cloth boards with black zig-zag decoration on cover, black lettering and decoration on spine. Very slight darkening to cloth at spine gutters. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with top-stained upper page edges, clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Edited by Frank Sullivan, with a Foreword by Paul Gallico. 255 pages. Dustjacket is quite clean (two very faint small spots to rear panel, tiny chip at base of spine (size of grain of rice), unclipped (2.50 on front inside flap), small spot of rubbing to paper at one upper spine corner. Author's photo and biography on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A memoir of an American Army sergeant, who went from being a Broadway boy (crime reporter, sports writer and columnists who knew the hot spots and loved his nightlife) to wearing a sergeant's stripes. 021789

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Dark Trees to the Wind - A Cycle of York State Years, Carmer, Carl
35 Dark Trees to the Wind - A Cycle of York State Years
Carmer, Carl
New York William Sloane 1949 First Hardcover Very Good very good Jacket Signed
"First Printing" stated on copyright page in unclipped dustjacket, SIGNED by the author. Clean beige cloth boards decorated with green wrap-around forest scene (a couple of pinhead size spots to rear gutter). No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean; front free endpaper has some glue residue from old bookplate. Signed "Carl Carmer" on front free endpaper. Black and white illustrations by John O'Hara Cosgrave II. 370 pages. Illustrated dustjacket designed by John O'Hara Cosgrave II has slight age-toning, shallow edge chipping and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 027639

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Cent Ans d'Art Plastique an Liban 1880-1980 (Volumes 1 & 2 complete) (One Hundred Years of Plastic Arts in Lebanon 1880-1980), Chahine, Richard A.
36 Cent Ans d'Art Plastique an Liban 1880-1980 (Volumes 1 & 2 complete) (One Hundred Years of Plastic Arts in Lebanon 1880-1980)
Chahine, Richard A.
Beirut, Lebanon Richard A. Chahine 1982 Hardcover Near Fine 
Volume I and II in near fine condition. Clean brown faux leather boards with unchipped gold stamped lettering on front and rear covers. No bumping or wear. Bindings are tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Text in English, French and Arabic. Beautiful full color plates of Lebanese art. Size 9-3/4" x 13-3/4". 020216

Price: 200.00 USD
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37 Winston S. Churchill: Companion Volumes I & II
Churchill, Randolph S.
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1969 First Hard Cover Very Good++ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Two volumes (I & II) of a 3-volume set. Very clean brown cloth boards with beige cloth spines, brown title box with gold and black lettering on spines. No bumping or wear. Bindings are tight & crisp. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Previous owner name & date neatly penned on front free endpaper of each book. Companion Volume I (1874-1896) 678 pgs.; Companion Volume II (1901-1907) 675 pgs. Nice clean, tight books. 8vo. Biography. 009561

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The Eternal City - Rome - Its Religions, Monuments, Literature and Art (Volume II only), Clement, Clara Erskine
38 The Eternal City - Rome - Its Religions, Monuments, Literature and Art (Volume II only)
Clement, Clara Erskine
Boston Estes and Lauriat 1896 First Hardcover Very Good+ 
Lovely decorated binding. This is Volume II only of a 2-volume set. Smooth white cloth boards with blue lettering and line border, gold decoration on cover and spine. Bevelled edges. No bumping or wear; small faint stain to upper corner of rear board, otherwise very clean. Gilt top page edges. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers. Frontispiece photograph of the Castle of Sant Angelo with printed tissue guard. Illustrated with drawings, additional photographs with tissue guards. 831 pages with index. 027485

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Modern Flight (with over 100 signatures of P.A.A.F. flyers), Clevenger, Cloyd P.
39 Modern Flight (with over 100 signatures of P.A.A.F. flyers)
Clevenger, Cloyd P.
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1941 Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Clayton Knight, Illustrator Signed
A piece of history, this book was apparently used in training at the Pecos Army Air Field in 1942 when pilots were being trained as aviators for World War II. It is inscribed and signed by the author, and by instructors, navigators, radio navigators, captains and by many of the young flyers from P.A.A.F. on margins of pages throughout the book, most of them designating their rank and role. (I counted 100 signatures). Author's inscription on the half-title page reads: "To Johnny Brugler from the author Captain Cloyd Clevenger. I am about to leave on a ferry trip to the Far East. Hope you enjoy this book as much as I did writing it. - Miami, Fla. Oct. 16, 1942." The author was a veteran million miler pilot, instructor of flying and aerobatics, holder of C.A.A. Pilot License 141, Air Line Pilot, Test Pilot, and author of "Flight Manual" as well as this book. The book is well illustrated throughout by Clayton Knight. It thoroughly covers flight, aeronautic maneuvers, forced landings, motors and their problems and care, accurate landings, flying cross country and more. 294 pages with index. Book is hardcover (blue cloth boards with black cloud decoration and lettering on cover, black lettering and small decoration on spine). Tiny spot of wear to one spine corner. Binding is tight and square, hinges are solid, pages are clean. Pecos Army Air Field, activated on July 11, 1942, while still under construction, first served in the Army Air Forces West Coast Training Center (later the Western Flying Training Command) as a basic pilot school. The field was redesignated an advanced pilot school (twin-engine) on December 29, 1943, and had four auxiliary fields. PAAF was placed on "temporary standby" status on May 1, 1945, and was never again an active military installation. Originally the Pecos Municipal Airport, the field initially included 400 acres located three miles south and slightly west of Pecos. Proceeds of a $10,000 bond issue authorized in a special election on September 14, 1940, were used for land purchase. The site was cleared, fenced, and graded under a WPA contract. As the war in Europe intensified, the desire of Pecos residents for a military base increased. Efforts were unsuccessful, however, until the attack on Pearl Harbor galvanized the army air forces into launching a training program, first for 50,000 and then for 70,000 pilots. At that time, Pecos was chosen as one of five new training fields. (from PECOS ARMY AIRFIELD, by James L. Colwell). 026503

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Bridge Across the Sky - The Berlin Blockade and Airlift, 1948-1949, Collier, Richard
40 Bridge Across the Sky - The Berlin Blockade and Airlift, 1948-1949
Collier, Richard
New York McGraw Hill 1978 0-07-011796-9 / 9780070117969 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean toast brown boards with darker brown cloth spine, bright gold 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. 239 pgs. with index. Illustrated with historical photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has two very tiny closed edge tears (under 1/16") and tiny spot of rubbing (smaller than a pea) at top front edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. World War II. 012276

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