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A Few Brass Tacks, Bromfield, Louis
21 A Few Brass Tacks
Bromfield, Louis
New York Harper & Brothers 1946 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in original jacket. Clean black cloth boards with gold title box on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 303 pp. Clean dustjacket is price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap, clean (age-toning to white rear panel), shallow chipping to top spine edge, fading to red background on spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Louis Bromfield's essays on the political, economic and social problems of the time (and of ours). 020813

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Deep Song - Adventures with Gypsy Songs and Singers in Andalusia and Other Lands, Brown, Irving
22 Deep Song - Adventures with Gypsy Songs and Singers in Andalusia and Other Lands
Brown, Irving
New York Harper & Brothers 1929 First Hardcover Very Good+ Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original dust jacket. Clean black cloth boards with gold lettering and decoration on cover, gold lettering on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Clean illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with photographs. 355 pages with index. Dust jacket is price clipped, has corner chipping, edge wear, closed tears, ink stamped "Release Date for Review MAR 13 1929". Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. For fifteen years the author travelled with gypsies of every continent, and in his picturesque account of these wanderings he shows every phase of gypsy life from birth to death. Many of the songs were included here for the first time, and their background is shown in the amazing personalities and customs of their singers. 027716

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The Senator: My Ten Years with Ted Kennedy, Burke, Richard E. with William and Marilyn Hoffer
23 The Senator: My Ten Years with Ted Kennedy
Burke, Richard E. with William and Marilyn Hoffer
New York St Martin's Press 1992 0-312-09134-6 / 9780312091347 First Hardbound Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
Clean unfaded black boards with clean unfaded black cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping, no wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Previous owner first name and date at top corner of front free endpaper. No other marks. 328 pgs. Clean birght dustjacket is unchipped, not price-clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Stated first edition. In 1971, Richard Burke, a freshman at Georgetown University, volunteered his services to the offices of his political idol, Senator Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts. Through ability and hard work, he rose in the next four years to become one of the Senator's closest staff members. An account of the author's experiences during his decade at the Senator's right hand--the history of a young man who shared the Senator's professional and personal lives during a time marked by exhilarating public achievements and tragic secret misconduct. 001929

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Everywhere I Roam, Burman, Ben Lucien
24 Everywhere I Roam
Burman, Ben Lucien
Garden City, NY Doubleday 1949 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean beige cloth boards with green title box, silver lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with blank endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Slight browning to inner edges of endpapers. Illustrated with drawings by Alice Caddy. 304 pages. Dust jacket is clean, not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), has slight edge wear and a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A novel with an unforgettable character, Captain Asa, the Cumberland mountaineer who travels about the South in his trailer, trying to find a haven in a disturbed world where he can get back to the good old times and keep his straying children safe at his side. Rich in humor, warm, and philosophic, EVERYWHERE I ROAM is at the same time full of subtle irony as it presents a brilliant pageant of southern life and, indeed, American life. 025119

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Rooster Crows for A Day, Burman, Ben Lucien
25 Rooster Crows for A Day
Burman, Ben Lucien
New York E. P. Dutton 1945 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean black cloth boards with gold riverboat on cover, 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 endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with drawings by Alice Caddy. 308 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), unchipped - enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. By the author of "Steamboat Round the Bend," this book was the winner of the 1944-1945 Thomas Jefferson Award. It is a novel of equatorial Africa. For a long time Mississippi steamboats have been transported all over the world for shallow river navigation. The author has taken one of these vessels with its pilot off to the fever-ridden Congo, a region he knows, like the Mississippi, from actual experience. All the scenes are experienced through the eyes of Little Doc, the boy from Cotton Valley. 027823

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The Greatest Challenge - The incredible adventure and splendid destiny of man in exploring space, Caiden, Martin
26 The Greatest Challenge - The incredible adventure and splendid destiny of man in exploring space
Caiden, Martin
New York E. P. Dutton 1965 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket Fred L. Wolff, Illustrator 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean green cloth boards with yellow lettering on spine. No bumping, fading 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 many photographs and drawings (drawings by Fred L. Wolff). 320 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (5.95 on front inside flap), vertical crease to front panel, a few short closed edge tears; nice photo of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An amazing history of space exploration up until the time of publication (1965) with historical photographs. 026538

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Bless Your Heart: Saving the World One Covered Dish at a Time, Caldwell, Patsy; Amy Lyles WIlson
27 Bless Your Heart: Saving the World One Covered Dish at a Time
Caldwell, Patsy; Amy Lyles WIlson
Thomas Nelson 2010 1401600522 / 9781401600525 Later printing Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Like new clean hardcover book in clean unchipped dust jacket. Brown boards with black lettering on spine - no fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Beautifully illustrated with full color photographs. 262 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, no wear, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Fabulous and easy comfort-food recipes fill this book with great meals and a lot of love. 027874

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Gettysburg The Final Fury, Catton, Bruce
28 Gettysburg The Final Fury
Catton, Bruce
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1974 0385020600 / 9780385020602 Third printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Third printing, in original dustjacket and slipcase. Very clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers illustrated with maps (small return address label at top edge of front free endpaper - no other marks). 114 pp. with index. Illustrated with stunning black & white photographs (41 illustrations and 5 maps). Clean dustjacket is unchipped, with a few tiny closed edge tears. In clean illustrated slipcase (no cracking or chipping). In this battle account, Bruce Catton has clarified for all time the causes of the conflict; he has narrated and analyzed the course of events, paying full heed to the human tragedies; he has examined the military and political consequences of Gettysburg. 017745

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Hercule Poirot's Casebook, Christie, Agatha
29 Hercule Poirot's Casebook
Christie, Agatha
New York Dodd Mead 1984 0396084176 / 9780396084174 First Hardback Very Good Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in unclipped dust jacket. Clean ivory paper-covered boards with clean blue cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. Several short closed tears to top spine edge. 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. 860 pages. Clean dust jacket designed by Claire Counihan is not price clipped, has edge wear, edge chipping, several closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Here for the first time in one volume, are 50 stories about Hercule Poirot by Agatha Christie. 027640

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Modern Flight (with over 100 signatures of P.A.A.F. flyers), Clevenger, Cloyd P.
30 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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Loneliness and Time - The Story of British Travel Writing, Cocker, Mark
31 Loneliness and Time - The Story of British Travel Writing
Cocker, Mark
New York Pantheon 1993 0679422420 / 9780679422426 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First American Edition in as new condition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Beige boards with beige cloth spine, blue lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean blank endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 294 pages with index. Clean crisp dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024213

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The Story of A Beautiful Childhood - Compiled from the journals of Joseph Astley Gallagher, Conway, Katherine E.
32 The Story of A Beautiful Childhood - Compiled from the journals of Joseph Astley Gallagher
Conway, Katherine E.
Boston C. M. Clark Publishing Company 1909 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Signed
First Edition, inscribed and SIGNED by the author, association copy. Clean burgundy ribbed cloth boards with blue, yellow and gold decoration on cover, gold lettering and small decoration on spine. Pinhead size spots of wear to spine corners, small bump to upper board edges. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. Author inscription and author signature on front free endpaper: "To Julia H. Rigney, from her oldtime & all the time friend - Katherine E. Conway - Christmas, 1910." Frontispiece illustration (portrait of J. Astley Gallagher) with clean tissue guard (total of eight full page black and white illustrations). 107 pages. All pages are clean and bright - final blank endpaper has bottom half torn away. 026810

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Holes in Time, Costantino, Frank (as told to John Caldwell)
33 Holes in Time
Costantino, Frank (as told to John Caldwell)
Atlanta, Georgia Cross Roads Books 1979 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good + Jacket Signed
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, SIGNED by author, in clean unclipped original jacket. Clean purple boards with gold lettering on spine. A few spots of light surface wear at base of spine, no fraying, no fading. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no previous owner names, writing or marks. Inscribed and signed by author on front free endpaper: "Charles - Thank you for your prayer & support - Your Brother in Christ - Frank Costantino." 184 pp. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with one 1/3: closed edge tear, very slight edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Autobiography of a gangster who found a new life in Christ. 020666

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Paris in the Past: From Fouquet to Daumier and Paris In Our Time: From Impressionism to the Present Day (two books in slipcases), Courthion, Pierre and Albert Skira
34 Paris in the Past: From Fouquet to Daumier and Paris In Our Time: From Impressionism to the Present Day (two books in slipcases)
Courthion, Pierre and Albert Skira
Paris Skira 1957 First Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Two hardcover books in dust jackets with additional wrap-around paper bands, plus original cardboard slipcases. Books are in excellent condition. Clean beige buckram cloth boards with small "S" logo on imprinted on covers, brown stamped lettering on spines. No fading, bumping or wear. Bindings are tight and square, pages and edges are clean. Both contain a collection of full color reproduction paintings tipped in, representing the Paris of the time period named. Previous owner name and date on front free endpaper of each book, otherwise unmarked. Both dust jackets are clean and bright (as are the bands), unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. slipcases have slight fading to edges, chipping to open edges. Paris as seen by great painters, with beautiful full color painting reproductions tipped in (70 reproductions in each volume). Collection planned and directed by Albert Skira. Text by Pierre Courthion, translated from the French by Stuart Gilbert (text is in English). Also included: A Skira Art Books "Complete Catalog of Books in Print" that was laid in. 027346

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Danger is My Business, Craig, John D.
35 Danger is My Business
Craig, John D.
New York Simon & Schuster 1938 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean red cloth boards with black title box, gold lettering on spine. Hint of fading to spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Black top-stained page edges. 309 pgs. with index. Illustrated with excellent full-page photographs of the divers, their equipment (fascinating for the time period), interesting sea creatures. Large 8vo. Adventure. 012219

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The Seeing Stone, Crossley-Holland,  Kevin
36 The Seeing Stone
Crossley-Holland, Kevin
New York Arthur A. Levine Books 2001 0439263263 / 9780439263269 First Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First American Edition with correct number line (first printing). Smooth black boards with illustration on cover, 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 marks. Clean map-illustrated endpapers. 342 pages. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, small price clip to upper corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A novel set in the time of King Arthur, with interesting and complex characters and a spellbinding story. 022036

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Mrs. Greenthumbs Plows Ahead: Five Steps to the Drop-Dead Gorgeous Garden of Your Dreams, Danz, Cassandra
37 Mrs. Greenthumbs Plows Ahead: Five Steps to the Drop-Dead Gorgeous Garden of Your Dreams
Danz, Cassandra
New York Crown 1998 0517705540 / 9780517705544 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Barbara Maslen, Illustrator 
First Edition, First Printing, in clean bright dust jacket. Clean pale green boards with dark green spine, metallic lettering on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with drawings by Barbara Maslen. 201 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. If this doesn't make you have a blast while gardening, nothing will! A practical how-to manual for the gardener who has neither time nor money to burn. With an irrepressible joie de jardin and a hilarious earthiness that makes gardening an unrivaled entertainment, Mrs. Greenthumbs introduces five simple principles that any gardener, even with limited land, money, time, or experience, can follow to create a drop-dead gorgeous garden without being driven up a tree in the process. 025756

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38 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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The Lady & Sons; The Lady & Sons, Too! (2 cookbooks in a slipcase), Deen, Paula H.
39 The Lady & Sons; The Lady & Sons, Too! (2 cookbooks in a slipcase)
Deen, Paula H.
New York Random House 1998 Later printing Paperback Fine 
Two as new trade paperbacks with plastic comb binding together in a clean, bright unchipped slipcase. No names, writing or marks. First book (The Lady & Sons - Savannah Country Cookbook) has an Introduction by John Berendt, author of "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Second book (The Lady & Sons, Too! - A Whole New Batch of Recipes from Savannah) is a follow up to the first book, this time Paula Deen's sons get in the act with some of their favorite recipes. All in all, gift-worthy good Southern cooking! 026081

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The Yellow Book - A Selection, Denny, Norman
40 The Yellow Book - A Selection
Denny, Norman
London / New York The Bodley Head / The Viking Press 1950 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Yellow cloth boards with black decoration and lettering on cover and spine, rear cover. No fraying. Faintest hint of rubbing. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers. Decorated title page, frontispiece illustration by Max in black and yellow on tan paper ("The Yellow Dwarf"). 372 pages of text followed by 36 full page illustrations at rear of book by outstanding artists of the time such as Aubrey Beardsley, John S. Sargent, Max Beerbohm, John Lavery and many more. A wonderful collection from "The Yellow Book", the first quarterly volume of which appeared in April, 1894, under the joint imprint of Elkin Mathews and John Lane. Selections include work by Henry James, John Buchan, Kenneth Grahame and other greats. 025515

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