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Austin Val Verde: A Montecito Masterpiece, Aran, Berge
201 Austin Val Verde: A Montecito Masterpiece
Aran, Berge
Santa Barbara, California Austin Val Verde Foundation 2005 1890449393 / 9781890449391 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Berge Aran, Photographer 
First Edition in clean bright dust jacket - NEW condition. Dark green cloth boards with lighter green lettering on cover and spine. No wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright, unmarked. Clean decorated endpapers. Beautifully illustrated with outstanding photographs by Berge Aran. Introduction by Berge Aran and Gail Jensen. Size approx. 9" x 12" . 144 pages with Bibliography. Clean dust jacket is unworn. Austin Val Verde, situated on seventeen and a half acres, is one of the few great early 20th Century Southern California estates to have been preserved. It is a pivotal work in the career of the famous American architect Bertram Goodhue (1869-1924). Its celebrated and extensive gardens are the masterpiece of Lockwood de Forest Jr. (1895-1949), one of the most important landscape architects to have worked in Southern California. 025757

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202 Crime and the Psychic World
Archer, Fred
New York William Morrow 1969 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Red tweed boards with white lettering on spine. Very lightly soiled. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 220 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with 1/4" closed tear at front flap fold, very slight edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. "An extraordinary collection of anecdotes in which a psychic has been instrumental in solving or preventing a crime" - Gina Cerminara". 8vo. True Crime. 008636

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203 Say Goodbye to Sam
Arlen, Michael J.
New York Farrar Straus & Giroux 1984 374-25409-5 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean blue boards with black cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 231 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Fiction. 010285

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Archetypes of the Family in Literature, Armens, Sven
204 Archetypes of the Family in Literature
Armens, Sven
Seattle - London University of Washington Press 1966 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean tan cloth boards with blue lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square. Pages are clean and bright. Previous owner's name neatly penned on front free endpaper. Clean dustjacket is price clipped and has a few tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Literature. 014196

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Mary Mehan Awake, Armstrong, Jennifer
205 Mary Mehan Awake
Armstrong, Jennifer
Knopf 1997 0-679-88276-6 / 9780679882763 First Hardbound Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean photo image of bird on hard cover Stated First Edition. Fine in Near Fine Dustjacket. Dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped 119 pgs. No names, writing or book plates. Pages and edges are clean and bright. . Sequel to, The Dreams of Mairhe Mehan. Gift QualityFirst Edition. 001107

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206 A Ring Has No End
Armstrong, Thomas
New York William Sloane Associates 1958 First Hard Cover Very Good Good Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. 477 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has small edge chips, slight edgewear and some closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. "Here are war and peace, love and violence, in the chronicle of a noble Russian family--a thunderous cavalcade--from the Crimean War through decades of imperial luxury and licentiousness to the shattering aftermath of the revolution." 8vo. Fiction. 010923

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A Ring has No End, Armstrong, Thomas
207 A Ring has No End
Armstrong, Thomas
New York William Sloane Associates 1958 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Blue cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear, slight fading to board edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; tiny previous owner name on front fixed endpaper along spine edge. 477 pgs. Clean color illustrated dustjacket (by John Alan Maxwell) is not price clipped, has slight edge wear and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. War, love and violence in this chronicle of a noble Russian family--from the Crimean War through decades of imperial luxury and licentiousness to the shattering aftermath of revolution. 8vo. historical Fiction. 013672

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No Horizon Is So Far: Two Women and Their Extraordinary Journey Across Antarctica, Arnesen, Liv & Ann Bancroft with Cheryl Dahle
208 No Horizon Is So Far: Two Women and Their Extraordinary Journey Across Antarctica
Arnesen, Liv & Ann Bancroft with Cheryl Dahle
New York, New York, U.S.A. Da Capo Press 2003 0-7382-0794-2 / 9780738207940 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean blue boards with white spine, blue lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 251 pgs. Illustrated with color photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Book is as new. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Gift Quality 8vo. Exploration. 010086

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209 Lady in the Shower
Arno, Peter
New York Simon & Schuster 1967 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean blue boards with white lettering and stripe on cover, white lettering on spine. No bumping, mere hint of wear at lower spine corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name blacked out on front fixed endpaper. 140 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has thumbnail size chip at base of front panel, 1-1/2" closed edge tear, slight wear at spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8-1/2 x 11". Cartoons. 011345

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Seasoned with Salt, Arny, Mary Travis
210 Seasoned with Salt
Arny, Mary Travis
Philadelphia Westminster Press 1959 First Hardcover Very Good+ very good Jacket 
Clean beige/gray cloth boards with small green illustration on cover, green 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. 230 pgs. Dustjacket is not price clipped (3.50 on front inside flap), has short closed edge tears, and light edge wear, hint of rubbing, two clear pieces of tape reinforcing corners of jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Story of an American family in Montclair, NJ, whose rambling old house became home to family, and to assorted boarders ranging from defense workers to a brood of orphan owls. 018757

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Walt Whitman's Secret, Aronin, Ben
211 Walt Whitman's Secret
Aronin, Ben
Chicago Argus Books 1955 First Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in unclipped dust jacket. Very clean beige cloth boards with black lettering and decoration on cover, black 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. 374 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, has several short closed edge tears, a few tiny edge nicks. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A fictionalized biography of the great American poet. Not only Whitman but Emerson, Thoreau, Foster, Melville, and scores of other famed writing personalities come to vibrant life in this magnificently written story. 026910

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A Field Guide to the Little People, Arrowsmith, Nancy with George Moorse
212 A Field Guide to the Little People
Arrowsmith, Nancy with George Moorse
New York Hill and Wang (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) 1977 0809044501 / 9780809044504 First Unknown Fine Very Good+ Jacket Heinz Edelmann, Illustrator 
First Edition in dust jacket. Clean green boards with blind-stamped decoration on cover, clean brown cloth spine with gold lettering. 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 by Heinz Edelmann. Calligraphy by Kevin Reilly. 296 pages with index. Dust jacket has small price clip at upper corner of front inside flap, a few short closed edge tears and tiny edge nicks. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A guide for dreamers who need to know more about the "little people". 026846

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Nothing So Strange, Arthur Ford (with Margueritte Harmon Bro)
213 Nothing So Strange
Arthur Ford (with Margueritte Harmon Bro)
New York Harper & Row 1958 Book Club Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Book Club Edition in dust jacket. Clean blue boards with white lettering on spine. Very slight surface wear to corners at base of spine. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 250 pages with index. Dust jacket has very slight edge wear, clean except for faint water stain to rear panel edges. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Autobiography of a man whose psychic gifts took him into many countries among people of all walks of life -- scientists, churchmen, royalty and ordinary men and women. Here he tells why he believes everybody has psychic endowment and how they can learn to use it. 025776

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Jingo - Wild Horse of Abaco, Arundel, Jocelyn
214 Jingo - Wild Horse of Abaco
Arundel, Jocelyn
New York Whittlesey House/McGraw Hill 1959 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Wesley Dennis, Illustrator 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page in original unclipped jacket. Clean rust cloth boards with black illustration of leaping horse on cover, black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated by Wesley Dennis, including color frontis illustration. 139 pages. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped (2.95 on front inside flap), small thumb-nail size chip at top rear panel edge, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A story of the wild horses of Abaco in the Bahamas, and some children who catch a wild horse and train it. A scarce book, even scarcer in original dust jacket. 022149

Price: 100.00 USD
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Articles of War, Arvin, Nick
215 Articles of War
Arvin, Nick
New York Doubleday 2005 0385512775 / 9780385512770 First Hardcover Fine fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition with full number line on copyright page. Very clean tan boards with clean black cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping, no wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 178 pp. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. As new, collectible quality. Author Nick Arvin captures the reality of World War II for an eighteen-year-old Iowan farm boy sent to Normandy shortly after D-Day. Critically acclaimed first novel. 018559

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Just Plain Bill - His Story, Ashenhurst, Anne S.
216 Just Plain Bill - His Story
Ashenhurst, Anne S.
Philadelphia David McKay 1935 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Very clean first edition in original jacket. Black cloth boards with orange lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Frontispiece photograph (total of seven black and white photographic plates). 249 pages. Clean dust jacket has a few very small edge chips and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Just Plain Bill was a long run 15-minute daytime radio drama program heard on CBS and NBC. The series was sponsored by Anacin for 18 of the program's 23-year run. It was “the real-life story of people just like people we all know.” Originally called Bill the Barber, the program began on CBS September 19, 1932. It told the story of Bill Davidson (Arthur Hughes), a barber in the town of Hartville, and his daughter Nancy (Ruth Russell). Bill often became involved in helping his friends and neighbors when he wasn't cutting hair. 022138

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The Meandering Absolute, Asher, Elise
217 The Meandering Absolute
Asher, Elise
New York Morris Gallery Press 1955 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Clean decorated blue paper covered boards with black lettering on cover and pine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and SIGNED BY AUTHOR on front free endpaper: "For Hildegarde W. - with love, Elin A." 55 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with a few very short closed edge tears, mere hint of browning to edges. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Poetry. 014897

Price: 45.00 USD
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On Wine, Asher, Gerald
218 On Wine
Asher, Gerald
New York Random House 1982 0394527372 / 9780394527376 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, first printing in unclipped dust jacket. Clean orange boards with burgundy cloth spine, bright metallic lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. All pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. With an Introduction by Elizabeth David. Illustrated with drawings, maps. 222 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A delightful and demystifying excursion through the vineyards of Europe and America with one of the world's great experts. A classic book on wine. 027676

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Vineyard Tales: Reflections on Wine, Asher, Gerald
219 Vineyard Tales: Reflections on Wine
Asher, Gerald
San Francisco Chronicle Books 1996 0811812677 / 9780811812672 First Hardcover Fine no dust jacket Jacket 
Very clean hardcover book. Black cloth boards with gold lettering on spine, clean illustrated paper paste-on label on cover. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean burgundy endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 287 pages with index. No dust jacket, as published. A genuinely enjoyable read from one of the world's great wine experts. 027436

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The Young Visiters - Or, Mr. Salteena's Plan, Ashford, Daisy
220 The Young Visiters - Or, Mr. Salteena's Plan
Ashford, Daisy
New York George H. Doran 1919 Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean book with original dust jacket. Decorated paper-covered boards. Small closed tear to lower corner of spine at fold (under 1/2"), otherwise clean and unworn. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Frontispiece photo portrait of the nine-year old author. Preface by J. M. Barrie. 105 pages. Dust jacket is clean (very slight age toning), has slight edge wear and a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025694

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