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Paradox Isle, Bache, Carol
21 Paradox Isle
Bache, Carol
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1943 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean teal cloth boards with illustration on cover and spine. No bumping, light wear to spine edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 184 pgs. Dustjacket is not price clipped, hint of soiling, 1/16" loss at top edge of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. An absorbing and intimate record of fourteen years which an American woman spent in Japan as an agent of the Military Intelligence Division during the time leading up to our involvement in World War II. 014792

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Door in the Closet, Bacon, Josephine Daskam
22 The Door in the Closet
Bacon, Josephine Daskam
New York Viking 1940 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean turquoise cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Illustrated endpapers. Small previous owner name and date near bottom of front free endpaper. 246 pgs. DUSTJACKET is clean with a few very tiny spots, slight age-toning. Top front inner flap is price clipped (tiny edge of price still showing). Slight edge wear & very shallow chipping at spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. An imaginative fantasy about a door at the back of a closet that opens into a strange other world. Scarce book. 8vo. Children's. 011376

Price: 95.00 USD
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Two Battle Fronts, Baillie, Hugh
23 Two Battle Fronts
Baillie, Hugh
New York United Press 1943 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition, inscribed and SIGNED by author. Clean unfaded black cloth boards with red lettering and illustration on cover, red lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers with no names, writing or bookplates. Inscribed and signed by author on blank fly leaf: "To Herb Cruickshank from Hugh Baillie". 139 pgs. Illustrated with photographs. Clean dustjacket with 1" deep chip at top spine edge (not infringing on title), maps on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. World War II. 016054

Price: 25.00 USD
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24 Christian Missions and a New World Culture
Baker, Archibald G.
Willett, Clark & Co. 1934 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
322 pgs. VG+ Very clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. BInding tight & square. Pages & edges clean. P/O bookplate inside front cover. Very small white paper label near base of spine.Christian. 003137

Price: 10.00 USD
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World War I: An Outline History, Baldwin, Hanson W.
25 World War I: An Outline History
Baldwin, Hanson W.
London Hutchinson & Co. 1963 First Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good Jacket 
Very clean black cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 181 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has v-shaped chip at left top corner of front panel (under 1" in depth), slight edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A first-rate history of World War I told with clarity and balance. 8vo. World War I. 013801

Price: 20.00 USD
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Footprints of Travel - Or, Journeying in Many Lands, Ballou, M. M.
26 Footprints of Travel - Or, Journeying in Many Lands
Ballou, M. M.
Boston Ginn & Company 1903 later printing Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Clean decorated American trade binding - yellow cloth boards with tall palm trees, pyramids and camel riders on cover, giraffe and palm tree on spine. Tiny spots of wear to spine ends. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks (previous owner name in very light pencil on front free endpaper). Frontispiece portrait of Captain Cook. Illustrated with many nice engravings throughout. 472 pages. A journey to many fantastic places around the world, from Yosemite Valley in California to the Alhambra in Spain and beyond. 026198

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A Breath of French Air, Bates, H. E.
27 A Breath of French Air
Bates, H. E.
London Michael Joseph 1959 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean bright original illustrated jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with 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 endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 159 pages. Dust jacket is clean and bright (design by Broom Lynne); price clipped at bottom corner of front inside flap, no chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Readers of "The Darling Buds of May" will need no introduction to the Larkins, the joyful family of country dealers and fruit pickers who live in uninhibited affluence and sublim indifference to accepted conventions. Well, here they are again in all their glory as they step outside their rural paradise for an excursion into another world. Armed with plenty of tax-free cash, their Rolls-Royce and little French, they take their first holiday abroad. Care to join them? 025621

Price: 25.00 USD
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World's Greatest Flyfishing Locations, Bauer, Erwin A.
28 World's Greatest Flyfishing Locations
Bauer, Erwin A.
New York Crescent 1992 0517058863 / 9780517058862 First Hardcover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unchipped dust jacket. Very clean blue cloth boards with crisp white lettering on cover and spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with previous owner inscription neatly penned at top corner of front free endpaper. Illustrated with full color photographs (200 illustrations). 167 pages with index. Size approx. 9" x 12". Wonderful information on forty "jewels" among the flyfishing waters in the world, described and illustrated in detail. 026920

Price: 15.00 USD
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Military Elites, Beaumont, Roger A.
29 Military Elites
Beaumont, Roger A.
Indianapolis / New York Bobbs Merrill 1974 0-672-51977-1 / 9780672519772 First Hardcover Fine fine Jacket 
First Edition, with stated "First Printing" on copyright page. Very clean unfaded olive green boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping, no wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean olive green endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 251 pgs. with index. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of Special Fighting Units in the Modern World, including Merrill's Marauders, Darby's Rangers, the French Foreign Legion, the Green Berets, The Commandos, and more. 017672

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Street Where the Heart Lies, Bemelmans, Ludwig
30 The Street Where the Heart Lies
Bemelmans, Ludwig
Cleveland / New York World Publishing 1962 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page in clean unclipped jacket. Clean green cloth boards with gold lettering on spine, stamped gold author signature on cover. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean decorated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 236 pp. Clean illustrated jacket is not price clipped (3.95 on front inside flap), unchipped, with hint of edge wear, a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A rollicking novel set in Paris. 019578

Price: 35.00 USD
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Meet Me in St. Louis, Benson, Sally
31 Meet Me in St. Louis
Benson, Sally
New York Random House 1942 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Beautiful first edition, first printing (stated "First Printing" on copyright page), in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean dark blue and deep red cloth boards with narrow gold horizontal stripe on cover, gold lettering on spine. No fading, fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Clean red top-stained upper page edges. 290 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), clean, a little surface wear at top and bottom spine ends, very small brown tape marks near bottom of rear panel, small surface scrape at top corner of rear inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Amazingly hard to find in this condition -- clean, unfaded, unmarked and solid in a highly presentable original dust jacket. Basis for the film of the same name (1944) starring Judy Garland, Mary Astor, and Margaret O'Brien. In the year before the 1904 St Louis World's Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York. 024115

Price: 985.00 USD
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H.M.S. Rodney at Sea - Being the Story of the Second Commission of His Majesty's Battleship 'Rodney', Benstead, C. R.
32 H.M.S. Rodney at Sea - Being the Story of the Second Commission of His Majesty's Battleship 'Rodney'
Benstead, C. R.
London Methuen & Co. Ltd. 1932 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in original jacket, with price intact on spine of jacket (7/6 net). Jacket design by A. E. Taylor. Clean navy blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine, gold navy ship on cover. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers illustrated with track charts (maps). No names, writing or bookplates. With twenty photo illustrations. 205 pages with Appendix, 8 pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book. Jacket has two tiny shallow chips at top spine edge, slightly age-toned, hint of very light soiling to rear panel which advertises author's previous book, "Retreat - A Story of 1918". Jacket is enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of a British battleship in home waters, naval fact and description of how those who served on the 'Rodney", one of the two most powerful battleships in the world at the time, spent the years of her second commission. 022768

Price: 60.00 USD
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The Sky Is Red, Berto, Giuseppe
33 The Sky Is Red
Berto, Giuseppe
New York New Directions 1948 First Hardcover Very Good+ Good Jacket 
Clean book in original unclipped dust jacket. Translated from the Italian by Angus Davidson. Beige cloth boards with red leaf design on cover, red lettering on spine. No 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. 397 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (3.50 on front inside flap), light soiling, small scrape on front panel as from a sticker removal (size of a dime). Author photo and brief biography on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A novel about the the people of a bombed Italian town after World War II and the way they patch up the wreckage of their lives and go on: hoping, loving, living. 027234

Price: 18.00 USD
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Debut, Biddle, Livingston
34 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

Price: 30.00 USD
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35 The Pony Club World
Blake, Neil Ffrench
Garden City Doubleday 1969 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good++ Jacket 
Very clean black cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. Clean red endpapers. 191 pgs. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with one very small closed edge tear at rear bottom panel (1/4"). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Folio. Horses. 009121

Price: 15.00 USD
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36 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

Price: 20.00 USD
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Code of Arms, Block, Lawrence and Harold King
37 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

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Confident Collector - How to Recognize an Authentic Antique, Bly, John (Editor)
38 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

Price: 12.00 USD
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Mussolini - The Wild Man of Europe, Bond, John
39 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

Price: 15.00 USD
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When the Legends Die, Borland, Hal
40 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

Price: 100.00 USD
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