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Gazella, Cloete, Stuart
21 Gazella
Cloete, Stuart
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1958 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, with "First Printing" stated on copyright page, in unclipped original jacket. Clean unfaded blue/black marbled boards with clean black spine, blue lettering on spine. Very tiny bump to lower corner of front board near spine, no fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean top-stained page edges. No names, writing or bookplates, very faint offset (shadow) to front endpapers from newspaper clipping). 275 pgs. Unfaded dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, slight wear to corners and one 1/4" closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A fast-moving story set in Africa, of four strangely assorted people in the forced intimacy ofthe bush, and ofthe elephant Chimboro whose living body was believed to contain the spirits of all the great chiefs of the Zulu and Matabele nations. 018469

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The Fiercest Heart, Cloete, Stuart
22 The Fiercest Heart
Cloete, Stuart
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1960 First Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean and bright orange boards decorated with red and gold dots, clean unfaded black cloth spine with bright orange lettering. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean black endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 435 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (4.95 on front inside flap), very nice portrait of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. This novel tells the story of the great Boer trek of the 1830's in which ten thousand Boers -- men, women and children -- left the security of the Cape Colony and drovethemselves like a spear into the emptiness of Africa, living in their tented wagons, eating the game they shot, marking with the graves of their dead the outspans where they rested, the road with the bleached bones of their livestock. 026525

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The Art and Science of Taking to the Woods, Colby, C. B. & Bradford Angier
23 The Art and Science of Taking to the Woods
Colby, C. B. & Bradford Angier
Harrisburg, PA Stackpole 1970 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Arthur J. Anderson, Illustrator 
Clean beige cloth boards with dark brown cloth spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated by Arthur J. Anderson. 288 pps. with index. Clean dustjacket has a few short closed edge tears, tiny corner chips, small piece of clear tape at bottom spine jacket edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An encyclopedia of woodslore and outdoor living...shortcuts, basic skills, advanced techniques to being a master of woodcraft. Everything from making shelter, chopping wood and cooking food to avoiding man-made booby traps and warding off dangerous plants, wild animals, dealing with insects, direction-finding. 018982

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When in French: Love in a Second Language, Collins, Lauren
24 When in French: Love in a Second Language
Collins, Lauren
New York Penguin Press 2016 1594206449 / 9781594206443 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean blue boards with red spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 243 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped - enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author's funny and intelligent memoir of falling in love with a Frenchman, and her struggles to learn his language while living in Europe - also a continuing interesting discussion of humanity's many forms of language and its influence on us. 027860

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The Art of Living Long - A new and improved English version of the Treatise by the Celebrated Venetian Centenarian, Luigi Cornaro, Cornaro, Luigi
25 The Art of Living Long - A new and improved English version of the Treatise by the Celebrated Venetian Centenarian, Luigi Cornaro
Cornaro, Luigi
Milwaukee, Wisconsin William F. Butler 1918 Hardcover Near Fine no dust jacket 
Very clean hardcover book. Unfaded brown cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright with clean unmarked endpapers. Nicely illustrated with black and white plates. Frontispiece portrait of Luigi Cornaro. With Essays by Joseph Addison, Lord Bacon, and Sir William Temple. 213 pages. 027194

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The American Country Girl, Crow, Martha Foote
26 The American Country Girl
Crow, Martha Foote
New York Frederick A. Stokes 1915 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing (Published September, 1915). Clean decorated American trade binding, with fifteen illustrations from photographs. Green cloth boards with red, white and black illustration on cover, white lettering on cover and spine. Faintest hint of soiling; tiny pin-head size spot of wear to bottom edge of front board. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Author inscription at top edge of front free endpaper ("Presented to Jessica B. Jones by the author 1915). Frontispiece photograph with tissue guard. 367 pages with bibliography. 024311

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27 Our Living Church: Leader's Manual
Desjardins, Lucile
Philadelphia The Westminster Press 1936 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Very clean beige cloth boards with dark blue title box on cover, blue lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Still in glassine wrapper. Just a hint of fading to spine. Binding is tight, pages are clean and bright. Very small P/O label at inside edge of front free endpaper. 222 pgs. 8vo. Christian. 005359

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28 The Days of Ofelia
Diamant, Gertrude
Houghton Mifflin 1942 Hard Cover Near FIne Near Fine Jacket John O'-Hara Cosgrove, illustrator 
Very clean red-orange cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No fraying, very little wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. Clean color illustrated endpapers. 226 pgs. Very clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, with a few very tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. "The interpretation of one race to another is neccesary task for the writer of today. This book cuts through the plaster facade of Meico and shows you a living people." 8vo. Mexico. 009519

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A Tale of Two Cities, Dickens, Charles
29 A Tale of Two Cities
Dickens, Charles
Cleveland / New York World Publishing Company 1946 Living Library Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Leopold Gedo, Illustrator 
World Publishing's Living Library edition no L-18 in original illustrated dust jacket. Clean rust brown cloth boards with small black illustration and gold lettering on cover, black title box and gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers (small previous owner initials at top edge of front endpapers). Illustrated by Leopold Gedo. 348 pages. Dust jacket is clean, unchipped, a few tiny closed edge tears, slight age-toning to rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025106

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The Angel Tree: The Enchanting Quest for the World's Oldest Olive Tree, Dingwall-Main, Alex
30 The Angel Tree: The Enchanting Quest for the World's Oldest Olive Tree
Dingwall-Main, Alex
New York Arcade Publishing 2004 1559707119 / 9781559707114 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First North American Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket, book and jacket in as-new condition. Clean green boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated by Don Grant. 317 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Encl osed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. When a distinquished landscape architect (the author) working in Provence is asked by a client to find the oldest living olive tree in the world to grace his garden, he finds himself on an improbable adventure spanning the Mediterranean Coast of Europe. 027902

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Fire in the Rain, Doty, Rev. William L.
31 Fire in the Rain
Doty, Rev. William L.
Milwaukee Bruce Publishing Co. 1951 First Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Jacket 
Clean turquoise cloth boards with black lettering and decoration on spine. Hint of light surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Tasteful previous owner bookplate on front free endpaper. 212 pgs. Clean color illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped, has piece missing at top and bottom of spine, closed horizontal tears to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Pirest-author probes the level of priestly life in all its high idealism and human failing through the medium of that concrete, living reflection of reality which is the novel. Here is the story of a young priest seen in the trials, joys, imperfections, and shining splendor that is peculiarly his. 8vo. Fiction. 012748

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The Living Faith - From His Selected Sermons, Douglas, Lloyd C.
32 The Living Faith - From His Selected Sermons
Douglas, Lloyd C.
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1955 Later printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean red cloth boards with black title box, gold lettering on cover and spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 344 pp. Jacket is price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap, quite clean, with a few tiny edge nicks. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author of "The Magnificent Obsession", "The Robe," and "The Big Fisherman" sermons are collected here, many of these contain in original form the great ideas of his novels. 019644

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The Blue Fox, Duncan, Ronald
33 The Blue Fox
Duncan, Ronald
New York Oxford Press 1952 First Hardcover Very Good+ very good Jacket Michael Hansom, Illustrator 
Very clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Hint of light surface wear to bottom spine corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean bright illustrated endpapers. Small previous owner name and date neatly penned at top corner of half-title page; no other marks. 202 pgs. Foreword by Brian Vesey Fitzgerald. Illustrated by Michael Hansom. Clean dustjacket has shallow chipping at top and bottom spine edge, a few short closed edge tears, clear tape at top and bottom spine edge. Ronald Duncan, a farmer "down to earth and mud on his boots" blends a laconic wit with the sensibilities of a poet. He is equally skillful at demolishing in a word the pomposities of a bureaucratic rat killer, and at building up in the next moment the feel of an English meadow after a rainstorm. A wise and happy man, whatever his mood he manages to infect us with his delight in the world. The scene is Devonshire, and the Blue Fox pub the particular symbol of village life from which Duncan derives his inspiration. 017630

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The Winemasters, Faith, Nicholas
34 The Winemasters
Faith, Nicholas
New York Harper & Row 1978 0060112646 / 9780060112646 First Hardcover Fine Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in unclipped dust jacket. Very clean red cloth boards with white lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs. 328 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, has two long closed tears at folds - now enclosed in archival quality removable mylar cover. The story behind the glory and the scandal of Bordeaux. For two centuries a small group of wine merchants (originally from Germany, Britain, and Ireland but living in Bordeaux) dominated the sale of clarets and sauternes for which the Bordeaux region is famous. The Winemasters tells of these families--called the Chartronnais after the district where they lived--and ot their stormy relations with the men who actually grew the grapes and made the wines. 027659

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35 A Place in the Country
Farnham, Dwight
New York/ London Funk & Wagnalls 1936 First Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean green pebbled decorated cloth boards with black title box, gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying, very light corner wear. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean. Decorated endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 274 pgs. 8vo. Country Living. 011352

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A Rough-Shooting Dog - Reflections from Thick and Uncivil Sorts of Places, Fergus, Charles
36 A Rough-Shooting Dog - Reflections from Thick and Uncivil Sorts of Places
Fergus, Charles
USA Lyons & Burford 1991 1558211284 / 9781558211285 First Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket Joe Fornelli, Illustrator 
Second printing of the first edition - very clean, solid book in clean unclipped dust jacket. Gold boards with black cloth spine, metallic lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Wonderful illustrations by Joe Fornelli. 234 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, slightest bit of fading to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Highly praised and beautifully written book about the author and his English Springer Spaniel and their hunting adventures. 027816

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In Good Hands: The Keeping of a Family Farm, Fish, Charles
37 In Good Hands: The Keeping of a Family Farm
Fish, Charles
New York Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1995 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Clean brown boards with small illustration on cover, black spine with gold lettering. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 229 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The heart and soul of a vital segment of American life is presented in this book, from a time when the farmer felt himself at the very center of the national experience to his ambiguous position today. A vivid evocation of a way of life that is deeply rooted in our history and our spirits, but receding into the landscape. 8vo. Agriculture. 014034

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Sister Age, Fisher, M.F.K.
38 Sister Age
Fisher, M.F.K.
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1983 0-394-53066-7 / 9780394530666 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition, in unclipped jacket. Clean pale gray boards with clean beige cloth spine, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean maroon top-stained page edges. No names, writing or bookplates. 243 pgs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, slightest hint of wear at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A collection of fifteen remarkable stories the author wrote over the years about the art of aging and living and dying. 018433

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The Falling Man, Forma, Warren
39 The Falling Man
Forma, Warren
New York Crowell 1973 0690000898 / 9780690000894 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with full number line on copyright page in unclipped original jacket. Clean black cloth boards with blind-stamped author's name on cover, silver and blue lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean black endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 101 pp. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped (4.95 on front inside flap), unchipped, with a few tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Acclaimed novel, the story of Frank Cleary, an Irish policeman who is shot down in Harlem. As he falls, reflections of his life race before him like shards of a breaking mirror. Moving from Harlem to Ireland, back and forth, this story traces his relationship to Vera, a black girl living in Harlem, and Billy, whose gun it is that shoots him down. 019035

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Albert & Victoria, Gangloff, Deborah
40 Albert & Victoria
Gangloff, Deborah
New York Crown Publishers 1989 0-517-57044-0 / 9780517570449 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket Bill Woodman, Illustrator 
First Edition, First Printing, with full number line on copyright page. Clean blue cloth boards with silver decoration on cover, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean pink endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 71 pgs. with illustrations by Bill Woodman. Clean unfaded dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A children's novel about two best friends who are bugs, living in the Empire State Building. 8vo. Children's. 016648

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