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There Goes Maine!: A Somewhat History, Sort Of, of the Pine Tree State, Gould, John
221 There Goes Maine!: A Somewhat History, Sort Of, of the Pine Tree State
Gould, John
New York W. W. Norton & Company 1990 0393028348 / 9780393028348 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, SIGNED by the author, in unchipped jacket. Clean moss green boards with green cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and signed on front free endpaper by author: "For Jean Hartsock-Palmer with everything good! - John Gould - 1990." 268 pp. Dustjacket is unchipped, small price clip to upper corner of front inside flap, light soiling to rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Maine's nationally acclaimed chronicler, John Gould, presents an irreverent, vastly entertaining account of the impact of Maine on the history of North America. 020545

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Don't Fence Me In - Leprosy in Modern Times, Gould, Tony
222 Don't Fence Me In - Leprosy in Modern Times
Gould, Tony
London Bloomsbury Publishing 2005 074757510X / 9780747575108 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First printing in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean brown boards with black lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Clean brown endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 420 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (L20.00 on front inside flap), slightest hint of edge wear, no chips or tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A superb and enlightened book to throw light into the shadows of a still-feared disease. 023341

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223 Schley and Santiago: An Historical Account of the Blockade and Final Destruction of the Spanish Fleet Under Command of Admiral Pasquale Cervera, July 3, 1898
Graham, George Edward
Chicago W. B. Conkey Co. 1902 First Hard Cover Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket Illustrated with Photographs By the Author During the Battle 
Clean navy blue cloth boards with bright gilt lettering on cover and spine. Slight wear at top and bottom of spine. Gilt top edges. Some cracking at rear hinge. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 474 pgs. Illustrated with black & white plates. 8vo. War/Military. 008617

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My Century, Grass, Gunter
224 My Century
Grass, Gunter
New York Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1999 015100496X / 9780151004966 First Hardcover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, first printing (stated "First Edition" with ACEDB on copyright page), in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean pale gray 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 bookplates. 280 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped (25.00/17.00 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. From Germany's most eminent contemporary writer and winner of the 1999 Nobel Prize for Literature, a collection of interlinked stories celebrating the twentieth century - an historical portrait of the millennium in all its grandeur and in all its horror. 023343

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Pine, Stream and Prairie: Wisconsin and Minnesota in Profile, Gray, James
225 Pine, Stream and Prairie: Wisconsin and Minnesota in Profile
Gray, James
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1945 First Hard Cover Near FIne Good+ Jacket 
Very clean golden cloth boards with gold decoration on cover, gold lettering and decoration on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean fold-out map at front of book in excellent condition. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with photographs. 312 pgs. + index. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has edge chipping and closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Comprehensive book covering the hunting, fishing, resources, politics and influential people in the history of Minnesota and Wisconsin. 8vo. Minnesota. 011749

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Jottings From A Cruise, Green, Captain Alfred J.
226 Jottings From A Cruise
Green, Captain Alfred J.
Alan A. Green 1947 Second edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Second Edition (November 1947) in original dust jacket with publisher's 12-page brochure summarizing the book laid in. Clean blue pebbled cloth boards with gold ship and seagull decoration on cover, gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear-through. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean decorated endpapers (slight browning to edges). No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with photographs, drawings and maps. 451 pages with Appendix. Dust jacket has wear to folds and edges, short closed edge tears, slight browning. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The captain's day by day chronicle of the ill-fated voyage of the British Barque "Mertola" from Cardiff, Wales to Durban South Africa, then around the Cape of Good Hope to the Cape Verde Islands. Following adventures in the Cape Verdes, the voyage proceeds to Brazil and up the mighty Amazon with smuggling and mutiny to add spice to the story. Leaving the Amazon with a badly leaking ship, St. Thomas in the West Indies provides facilities for needed repairs. Then the tranquil waters of the St. Marys River in Florida, where a cargo of lumber is loaded. Then homeward bound for England across the stormy North Atlantic, the hurrican and shipwreck--and the last of the "Mertola." 023933

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Alexander of Macedon, 356-323 B.C.: A Historical Biography, Green, Peter
227 Alexander of Macedon, 356-323 B.C.: A Historical Biography
Green, Peter
Berkeley / Los Angeles University Of California Press 1991 0520071654 / 9780520071650 First Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean book and dust jacket. Very clean beige cloth boards with 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 marks. Illustrated with maps. 617 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 027772

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Living By the Sword: America and Israel in the Middle East, Green, Stephen
228 Living By the Sword: America and Israel in the Middle East
Green, Stephen
Brattleboro, VT Amana Books 1988 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with full number line on copyright page. Clean unfaded dark green cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 279 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Traces the efforts of the U.S. and Israel to seek a military solution to the Arab-Israeili conflict, in the period from 1968 to 1987. 8vo. Middle East. 017345

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229 The Foundations of American Nationality
Greene, Evarts Boutell
American Book Co. 1922 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Very little wear, binding is tight & square, pages are bright and clean (page 134-135 have slight offset due to bookmark having been enclosed). Also underlining in pencil on numerous pages. Black and white and color illustrations, including maps. 614 pgs. + index. 004076

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The Raid - A Biography of Harpers Ferry, Greene, Laurence
230 The Raid - A Biography of Harpers Ferry
Greene, Laurence
New York Henry Holt 1953 First Hardcover Very Good + good Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in original unclipped jacket. Clean black cloth boards with orange and white lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with map-illustrated endpapers; tasteful previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper. 246 pp. Dustjacket is not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), has edge wear, corner chips, and some yellowed clear reinforcement tape at top and bottom spine edges and for a a short ways along bottom front panel edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Story of a decisive moment in American history, seen by the victims of John Brown's raiders at Harpers Ferry. 020686

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Westward with Fremont: The Story of Solomon Carvalho, Greenspan, Sophie
231 Westward with Fremont: The Story of Solomon Carvalho
Greenspan, Sophie
Philadelphia The Jewish Publication Society of America 1969 First Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with white lettering on cover and spine. Very little wear, some fading to extreme edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean and bright. Maps on endpapers. No names or bookplates. 164 pgs. Clean dustjacket is price clipped, has two 1-1/2" closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Exploration. 006739

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The Founding of A Nation - The Story of the Pilgrim Fathers, Their Voyage on the Mayflower, Their Early Struggles, Hardships and Dangers, and the Beginnings of American Democracy, Gregg, Frank M.
232 The Founding of A Nation - The Story of the Pilgrim Fathers, Their Voyage on the Mayflower, Their Early Struggles, Hardships and Dangers, and the Beginnings of American Democracy
Gregg, Frank M.
New York George H. Doran 1915 Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Beautifully clean book in original illustrated dust jacket. Unfaded blue cloth boards with black stamped lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with previous owner name and date in light pencil on front free endpaper. Copyright 1915 by Frank M. Gregg on copyright page, no additional printings listed; George H. Doran Company - New York on title page. 481 pages. Illustrated dust jacket is quite clean, a little foxing to spine area, slight edge wear and short closed edge tears, a few small surface nicks along rear spine fold. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Scarce in this condition and in original dust jacket. Historical novel of the pilgrims, their voyage to America in the Mayflower, their hardships, and the beginnings of American democracy. 027379

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Blueprints: Twenty-Six Extraordinary Structures, Grey, Christopher (with John Boswell)
233 Blueprints: Twenty-Six Extraordinary Structures
Grey, Christopher (with John Boswell)
New York Fireside (Simon & Schuster) 1982 0671419730 / 9780671419738 First Paperback Very Good+ 
First Edition, First Printing with full number line on copyright page. Large softcover book (11" x 14"). Covers are clean, no creasing or chipping, very slight rubbing at spine folds. Binding is tight, no curling or cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, no names, writing or marks. Beautifully illustrated with photographs, blueprints, some fold-outs. 127 pages. Awesome collection of blueprints and photographs of some truly iconic structures, everything from "The Spirit of St. Louis to the Concorde, from the Statue of Liberty to the Biltmore Estate and Washington Cathedral. 027214

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A Ship to Remember: The Saga of The Hornett, Griffin, Alexander R.
234 A Ship to Remember: The Saga of The Hornett
Griffin, Alexander R.
New York Howell, Soskin 1943 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean original dust jacket. Clean toast brown cloth boards with black lettering and an American Eagle on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. 288 pages + 14 pages of full page black & white photographs at end of book. Nice illustrated dust jacket is not price clipped, has a few edge nicks and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Untried and still on her shake-down cruise, the HORNET was plunged into the Battle of the Pacific with orders to defend by attack while the main power of the Pacific fleet was being resurrected from Pearl Harbor. How she did i is attested by her casualty lists at Midway, her raids on Japanese supply lines, her breathless ferrying job to within 800 miles of Japan with Doolittle's bombers. She left the wreckage of 18 enemy ships and countless enemy planes behind her in the course of her short career. 028285

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In Her Own Right: The Life of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Griffith, Elisabeth
235 In Her Own Right: The Life of Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Griffith, Elisabeth
U.S.A. Oxford University Press 1984 0195034406 / 9780195034400 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean dust jacket. Orange boards with black cloth spine, black lettering on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 268 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, small corner price clip on front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024263

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A Storm in Flanders: The Ypres Salient, 1914-1918 - Tragedy and Triumph on the Western Front, Groom, Winston
236 A Storm in Flanders: The Ypres Salient, 1914-1918 - Tragedy and Triumph on the Western Front
Groom, Winston
New York, New York, U.S.A. Atlantic Monthly Press 2002 0-87113-842-5 / 9780871138422 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean maroon cloth boards with clean black cloth spine, bright gold 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. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A compelling history of the four-year battle for Ypres during World War I by a prize-winning historian. 8vo. World War I. 016472

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A Storm in Flanders: The Ypres Salient, 1914-1918: Tragedy and Triumph on the Western Front, Groom, Winston
237 A Storm in Flanders: The Ypres Salient, 1914-1918: Tragedy and Triumph on the Western Front
Groom, Winston
New York Grove Press 2002 0871138425 / 9780871138422 First Hardcover Fine fine Jacket 
First Edition (stated) with full number line, in clean unclipped jacket. Clean maroon boards with black spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapersillustrated with maps; no names, writing or marks. 276 pp. with index. Illustrated with black & white plates. Clean dustjacket is unclipped, unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 019112

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Clash of Arms - Stories of Chivalry by Famous Writers, Grove, John
238 Clash of Arms - Stories of Chivalry by Famous Writers
Grove, John
New York Dodd Mead 1931 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Brown cloth boards with black lettering, crossed swords on cover, black lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages are clean with small ink-stamped previous owner's name on front free endpaper. Foreword by the author. Lovely full color frontispiece illustration by R. Wheeler. 309 pages. Dust jacket is clean, not price clipped, has chipping at top spine edge, several small edge chips and closed tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Timeless stories of the middle ages by Thomas Malory, Thomas Bulfinch, Sir Henry Newbolt, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Washington Irving, C. M. Yonge and more. 026594

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A Saint, More or Less, Grunwald, Henry
239 A Saint, More or Less
Grunwald, Henry
New York Random House 2004 1-4000-6149-0 / 9781400061495 First Hard Cover Near FIne Fine Jacket 
Very clean brown 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 bookplates. 234 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no wear or tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Sixteenth Century France under King Henry IV comes vividly alive in this historical novel. 8vo. Historical Fiction. 012447

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A History of Medicine, Guthrie, Douglas, M.D., F.R.C.S.
240 A History of Medicine
Guthrie, Douglas, M.D., F.R.C.S.
Great Britain Thomas Nelson & Sons, Ltd. 1945 First Hardcover Very Good Good Jacket 
First Edition (First published June 1945 on copyright page) in original unclipped dust jacket. Illustrated with 72 plates. Clean red cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Fading to top 1/2" of spine and lower 1/4" spine. Tiny bit of chipping at top spine edge. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with cleanmap-illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Preface by the author. 448 pages with index. Dust jacket is not price clipped (30/- net on front inside flap), has some chipping and closed tears, light soiling. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024061

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