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Who Killed Napoleon?, Forshufvud, Sten
201 Who Killed Napoleon?
Forshufvud, Sten
London Hutchinson 1961 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Light blue cloth boards with green lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. A little light speckling to boards. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Translated from the Swedish by Alan Houghton Brodrick. 256 pages with index. Dust jacket is not price clipped (25s net on front inside flap), hint of edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An analysis of the controversial circumstances of Napoleon's death on the Island of St. Helena. 023180

Price: 15.00 USD
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202 Souvenirs francais en Amerique
Foure, Helene
Ginn & Co. 1940 Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
361 pgs. VG Clean blue cloth boards with illustrated cover; spine is darkened. Binding tight & square. Maps on endpapers. Pages clean and bright. P/O name inside. Illustrated throughout with lovely maps, photos and drawings. A book about France's many contributions to America, written in French. French/English vocabulary guide at rear of book.French. 003131

Price: 12.00 USD
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Across a Darkling Plain: An American's Passage Through the Middle East, Frady, Marshall
203 Across a Darkling Plain: An American's Passage Through the Middle East
Frady, Marshall
New York Harper's Magazine Press/Harper & Row 1971 06-122500-2 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean gold/brown tweed boards with gold cloth spine, brown lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean gold endpapers with previous owner name on front free endpaper. 199 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, one tiny 1/4" closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Travel through Egypt, Jordan and Israel, lands which have been the unseen landscape of author's childhood and whose scriptural sagas had formed the dramturgy of his own work. Marshall Frady finds between Arabs and Israelis a collision of two ages, a blind grappling of two dialectics, two realities, each barely comprehensible to the other. 8vo. Middle East. 013684

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Victorian Entertaining, Freeman, John Crosby
204 Victorian Entertaining
Freeman, John Crosby
Philadelphia Running Press 1989 0894717308 / 9780894717307 First Unknown Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. As new condition. Cream orange cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No 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. 144 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An amazing book which follows a seasonal organization, exploring traditional Victorian entertaining for Christmas, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Summer picnics, Guy Fawkes Day, Queen Victoria's Birthday and more. Beautiful table settings, delicious recipes for lunch, breakfast, dinner, picnics and parties. 026943

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The Memorial Quadrangle: A Book About Yale - Including Biographies of Forty-three Eminent Yale Men written by various hands, French, Robert Dudley
205 The Memorial Quadrangle: A Book About Yale - Including Biographies of Forty-three Eminent Yale Men written by various hands
French, Robert Dudley
New Haven, CT Yale University Press 1930 Second Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Stated Second Printing in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with bright 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. Previous owner name and date neatly penned on front fixed endpaper; blue and white rendering of the coat of arms of the Yale Graduate School and information about it neatly taped to front free endpaper. Frontispiece illustration with clean tissue guard (photo of Harkness Tower). Illustrated with many lovely black and white plates with tissue guards. 459 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, has edge chipping, slight age-toning. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A beautiful book of interest to Yale students and graduates, but also a book to appeal to the intelligent general reader with a sense of the cultural historic background of the United States. Typographically beautiful, the book was selcted by the American Institute of Graphic Arts as one of the "Fifty Books of 1929." 026844

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The End of the World: A History, Friedrich, Otto
206 The End of the World: A History
Friedrich, Otto
New York Coward Mc Cann 1982 0698111281 / 9780698111288 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First edition in clean original dust jacket. Clean burgundy boards with black cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean with clean endpaper - no names, writing or bookplates. 384 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, has a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025699

Price: 18.00 USD
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So Great A Queen - The Story of Esther, Queen of Persia, Frischauer, Paul
207 So Great A Queen - The Story of Esther, Queen of Persia
Frischauer, Paul
New York Charles Scribner 1950 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (with "A" and Scribner seal on copyright page) in clean bright original unclipped dust jacket. Clean green cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No soiling or wear - slight darkening to spine gutters. No bumping. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 356 pages. Bright dust jacket is not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), unchipped, unfaded, no tears - very faint soiling to lower left corner of rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025164

Price: 30.00 USD
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Where Was Patrick Henry on the 29th of May?, Fritz, Jean
208 Where Was Patrick Henry on the 29th of May?
Fritz, Jean
New York Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, Inc. 1975 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Margot Tomes, Illustrator Signed
First Edition in original dust jacket, SIGNED by the author. Yellow-orange cloth boards with red illustration (boy with fishing pole) on cover. No bumping or wear. Slight tape residue in four corners. Binding is unworn, tight & square, with clean bright unmarked pages. Color illustrations by Margot Tomes. Inscribed and signed on front free endpaper by the author: "To Jean Ramsell - Best wishes! - Jean Fritz". 48 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, very small closed tear to inside rear flap, no chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023810

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Blood and Banquets - A Berlin Social Diary, Fromm, Bella
209 Blood and Banquets - A Berlin Social Diary
Fromm, Bella
New York Harper & Brothers 1942 Third Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Third Edition in clean original unclipped dust jacket. Beige cloth boards with dark blue lettering small red decoration on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean decorated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs. With an Introduction by Frederick T. Birchall. 332 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (3.50 on front inside flap), has tin ychip to one corner tip, short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. For years Bella Fromm was one of the most prominent members of Berlin's social and diplomatic life. She knew all the important people in Germany, and kept a secret diary of their doings, intrigues, and conversations. This diary was dynamite, so she sent it abroad by diplomatic pouch, and recovered it when she escaped from Germany. Here it is. No other book gives such an intimate and graphic account of personalities, or such a detailed picture of the decadence and creeping terror which marked the transition of German society from a democratic regime to the new dark age of Hitlerism. 026223

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An End to Evil: How to Win the War on Terror, Frum, David and Richard Perle
210 An End to Evil: How to Win the War on Terror
Frum, David and Richard Perle
New York Random House 2003 1-4000-6194-6 / 9781400061945 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean black boards with bright silver 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. 284 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. An End to Evil charts the agenda for what's next in the war on terrorism, as articulated by David Frum, former presidential speechwriter and bestselling author of The Right Man, and Richard Perle, former assistant secretary of defense and one of the most influential foreign policy leaders in Washington. A very interesting and timely take on the war on terrorism. 012298

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211 The Buried Mirror: Reflections on Spain and the New World
Fuentes, Carlos
Wilmington, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Houghton Mifflin 1992 0-395-47978-9 / 9780395479780 First Hard Cover Very Good Fine Jacket 
Very clean black boards with red cloth spine, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Small price marking in top corner of front free endpaper. Brief previous owner inscription on half-title; blind-stamped embossed previous owner private library insignia. Decorated endpapers. 399 pgs. with beautiful full color illustrations throughout. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no wear or tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 7-1/2" x 10". Spain. 011472

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212 Atlantis: The Truth behind the Legend
Galanopoulos, A. G. And Edward Bacon
Indianapolis/ New York Bobbs Merrill 1969 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean dark blue cloth boards with light blue title box, blue metallic lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers decorated with maps (very small previous owner label at top edge of front free endpaper). Beautifully illustrated with color and black & white photographs, drawings and maps. 216 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight corner wear, a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8-1/2 x 10". Ancient History. 010720

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213 A Public Betrayed: An Inside Look at Japanese Media Atrocities and Their Warnings to the West
Gamble, Adam & Takesato Watanabe
Washington, D.C., U.S.A. Regnery Publishing Inc. 2004 0-89526-046-8 / 9780895260468 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean black boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Japan. 007507

Price: 10.00 USD
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The Ancient World, Garbini, Giovanni
214 The Ancient World
Garbini, Giovanni
New York - Toronto McGraw Hill 1966 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean black clothboards with gold lettering on front and spine. Gold celestial illustration on front. Binding is tight and square. Front top board edge very slightly bumped. Clean endpapers illustrated with Ancient Middle Eastern map. Pages and edges are clean and bright with no writing or marks. 200 illustrations, 102 in full color. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped and has a few small closed edge tears, small 1/4 inch chip at base corner of spine. 176 pgs. with index. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8-1/2 x 11-1/2". Art History. 014220

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Edge City:  Life on the New Frontier, Garreau, Joel
215 Edge City: Life on the New Frontier
Garreau, Joel
New York - London - Toronto - Sydney - Auckland Doubleday 1991 0-385-26249-3 / 9780385262491 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in dust jacket. Very clean black boards with gilt lettering on black cloth spine. No surface wear or bumping. Binding is tight and square. Pages, edges and endpapers are very clean, crisp and bright; no writing or marks. Illustrated endpapers. 546 pgs. with index. Clean, bright dustjacket is price clipped, very light hint of bumping to spine edges. No chips, tears or creases. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Large 8v0. Urban Development. 014971

Price: 15.00 USD
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Naked in Baghdad: The Iraq War as Seen By NPR's Correspondent, Garrels, Anne
216 Naked in Baghdad: The Iraq War as Seen By NPR's Correspondent
Garrels, Anne
New York Farrar Straus Giroux 2003 0-374-52903-5 / 9780374529031 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition, signed by author. Maroon boards with maroon cloth spine, bright silver lettering on spine. Slight damp stain to rear board, no bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. 222 pgs. Bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. As National Public Radio's senior foreign correspondent, Anne Garrels has covered conflicts in Chechnya, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and elsewhere. She is renowned for direct, down-to-earth, insightful reporting, and for her independent take on what she sees. 8vo. Middle East. 013256

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Chivalry, Gautier, Leon
217 Chivalry
Gautier, Leon
London George Routledge and Sons, Ltd. 1891 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Beautiful decorated Victorian binding with bevelled board edges. Clean blush cloth boards with blue, green, black, and gold decoration on cover (mounted knight riding through forest). Gold lettering. Spine decorated with standing knight, gold lettering. Very small spots of wear to corners. Translated by Henry Frith. Illustrated with lovely engravings throughout. Frontispiece with tissue guard. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean pale yellow endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. 499 pages. 027021

Price: 95.00 USD
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The Mysterious Death of Dag Hammarskjold, Gavshon, Arthur L.
218 The Mysterious Death of Dag Hammarskjold
Gavshon, Arthur L.
New York Walker and Company 1962 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in unclipped dust jacket. Black cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Very light soiling. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No previous owner names, writing or bookplates. 243 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (4.50 on front inside flap), has very shallow chipping at top spine edge (1/4"), very light rubbing, one very short closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Explores the many puzzling circumstances attending the flight and crash of a DC-6B on September 17, 1961, with U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold aboard. Hammarskjold was on a mission of peace for the Congo when the plane carrying him and 16 other people crashed in Rhodesia. Rumors persist that Hammarskjold's body was found with a bullet in his neck, along with other odd circumstances surrounding his death. 022932

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The Mountain Men, George Laycock
219 The Mountain Men
George Laycock
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Stackpole Books 1988 1556540345 / 9781556540349 First Hardcover Near Fine Near FIne Jacket Tom Beecham and others 
Clean unworn book and unchipped dust jacket. Size approx. 8-1/2" x 10-1/2". Clean smooth rust brown boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with drawings by Tom Beecham, as well as full-color illustrations, photographs and maps. 308 pages with index. Dust jacket has small corner clip to front inside flap (clipped Canadian price; American price still visible - 24.95 - but neatly inked over). No chipping, no tears. Enclosed in removable mylar cover. 024874

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (three volumes complete, in slipcases), Gibbon, Edward
220 The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (three volumes complete, in slipcases)
Gibbon, Edward
New York Heritage Press 1946 Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket Gian Battista Piranesi, Illustrator 
Beautiful three volume set, illustrated from the etchings by Gian Battista Piranesi. The text edited by J. B. Bury, with the notes by Mr. Gibbon, and the Introduction and the Index as prepared by Professor Bury; also with A Letter to the Reader from Philip Guedalla. Lovely illustrated boards with clean brown cloth spines, gold lettering and small decoration on spines. Unworn with bindings tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Map-illustrated endpapers. Paper-covered slipcases are clean (a couple of pale water droplet marks to edge of third slipcase), slight edge wear. Heritage Club "Sandglass" pamphlet included. 2538 pages total. 026506

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