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An Imperfect God - George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of America, Henry Wiencek
261 An Imperfect God - George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of America
Henry Wiencek
New York Farrar, Straus And Giroux 2003 0374175268 / 9780374175269 First Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (with full number line on copyright page) in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean beige boards with brown spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fading. 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 black and white plates. 404 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, slightest hint of wear at corners. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026006

Price: 15.00 USD
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A Knight of the White Cross - A Tale of the Siege of Rhodes, Henty, G. A.
262 A Knight of the White Cross - A Tale of the Siege of Rhodes
Henty, G. A.
New York Charles Scribner 1895 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Ralph Peacock, Illustrator 
First American Edition decorated American trade binding, with twelve illustrations by Ralph Peacock and a Plan. Preface by the author. Frontispiece illustration with clean tissue guard. Dark green cloth boards with illustration on cover (black, white, gold and green Knight of the White Cross with swork and shield in hand). Signed binding (RP monogram on cover - Ralph Peacock). Pinhead size spots of wear to corners. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Clean charcoal black endpapers - no names, writing or marks. All text block edges top-stained green. Full page black and white illustrations by Ralph Peacock. 400 pages + 16 pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book. 027028

Price: 75.00 USD
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263 The Survivor: The True Story of the Sinking of the Doggerbank
Herlin, Hans
London Leo Cooper 1994 0-85052-409-1 / 9780850524093 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean navy blue boards with clean beige cloth spine, black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 163 pgs. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8 vo.. War/Military. 011096

Price: 15.00 USD
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Exit from Home, Heyman, Anita
264 Exit from Home
Heyman, Anita
New York Crown Publishers 1977 0-517-52903-3 / 9780517529034 First Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean gray cloth boards with silver 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. 277 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight surface edge wear at spine corners. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A book written for young adults about a boy who had attended cheder, the religious school for Jewish boys near his small village in Russia, and participated in the events that led to the revolution of 1905. 8vo. Historical Fiction. 012957

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Courtesans: Money, Sex and Fame in the Nineteenth Century, Hickman, Katie
265 Courtesans: Money, Sex and Fame in the Nineteenth Century
Hickman, Katie
New York William Morrow 2003 0-06-620955-2 / 9780066209555 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Clean yellow boards with black spine, 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. 363 pgs. with index. Illustrated with color plates. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. History. 013463

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266 Daughters of Britannia: The Lives and Times of Diplomatic Wives
Hickman, Katie
William Morrow 1999 0-06-018862-6 / 9780060188627 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean white boards with red cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. Clean, crisp dustjacket has not been price clipped, is unchipped and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Biography. 006154

Price: 12.00 USD
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Paris - Capital of the World, Higonnet, Patrice
267 Paris - Capital of the World
Higonnet, Patrice
Cambridge, Massachusetts Belknap Press - Harvard University Press 2002 0674008871 / 9780674008878 First Hardcover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition in clean bright unclipped dust jacket. Translated by Arthur Goldhammer. Clean blue cloth boards with white cloth spine, gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear; slight fading to top and bottom board edges. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean beautifully illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Gorgeous illustrations throughout in full color, sepia and black and white. 493 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no fading, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. In an original and evocative journey through modern Paris from the mid-eighteenth century to World War II, Patrice Higonnet offers a delightful cultural portrait of a multifaceted, continually changing city. "'Paris' is superb, the fruit of a lifetime's reading and reflection. The city and its aura are scrutinized through affectionate though not uncritical eyes; the text is discriminating, perceptive, and laced with fine irony. The book abounds with unexpected references, telling obeservations, and connections." - Eugen Weber 025046

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Fighting A Fire, Hill, Charles T.
268 Fighting A Fire
Hill, Charles T.
New York Century Co. 1898 Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Illustrated by the Author 
An amazing book on fire fighting from the 19th century with beautiful illustrations and photographs by the author. Extremely rare. Ex-library (college library), with some library markings to endpapers. Red cloth covers with black and gold galloping horses pulling fire fighting equipment, gold lettering on cover, black lettering on spine and on rear cover. Some fading to red cloth on spine. Slight wear to spine ends. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, no cracking. All text pages, text block edges are clean and bright. 246 pages. A wonderful history and explanation of fire fighting, and fire rescue, beautifully illustrated. 025450

Price: 42.00 USD
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Mrs. Hill's Journal - Civil War Reminiscences, Hill, Sarah Jane Full (Mark M. Krug, Editor)
269 Mrs. Hill's Journal - Civil War Reminiscences
Hill, Sarah Jane Full (Mark M. Krug, Editor)
Chicago R. R. Donnelley & Sons (Lakeside Press) 1980 First Hardcover Near Fine No Dust jacket 
Lakeside Press edition. Clean black cloth boards with oval gold decoration on cover, gold lettering 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. Frontis portrait of Sarah Jane Full Hill. 350 pages, including list of "Lakeside Classics" at rear of book. Published Christmas, 1980. 022582

Price: 15.00 USD
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Seabiscuit: An American Legend, Hillenbrand, Laura
270 Seabiscuit: An American Legend
Hillenbrand, Laura
New York Random House 2006 0375502912 / 9780375502910 First Hardback Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing with all correct first edition points in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean black boards with black cloth spine, bright stamped gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 399 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Collectible quality first edition. 024935

Price: 200.00 USD
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Medical History of Contraception, Himes, Norman E., Ph.D.
271 Medical History of Contraception
Himes, Norman E., Ph.D.
Baltlimore The Williams & Wilkins Co. 1936 First Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Very clean green cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Slight wear to spine edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. No names, writing or bookplates, slight offset (browning) to front free endpaper where small bookplate fell off. Pages and edges are clean. 521 pgs. with index. Illustrated. Large 8vo. Medical. 007770

Price: 25.00 USD
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272 America Goes to War
Hitchens, Harold L. (Editor)
Chicago, IL Columbia Educational Books, Inc. 1941 Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Official documents, events, and negotiations leading to WWII, and a background for understanding how and why we went to war and what we were fighting for. Clean black shiny textured boards with gold lettering and gold bordered red title box on front cover. Hint of surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Endpapers illustrated with black and white photo of white house, frontis photo portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Illustrated with additional photographs and maps. 128 pgs. 12mo. World War II. 014341

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Franklin Comes Home, Hoehling, A. A.
273 The Franklin Comes Home
Hoehling, A. A.
New York Hawthorn Books, Inc. 1974 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean blue-black boards with gray cloth spine, blue-black 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. 132 pgs. with index. Illustrated with historical photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Clean, collectible quality book. The story of the aircraft carrier Franklin. 8vo. World War II. 012246

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Franklin Comes Home, Hoehling, A. A.
274 The Franklin Comes Home
Hoehling, A. A.
New York Hawthorn Books, Inc. 1974 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with full number line on copyright page. Clean dark blue boards with clean beige/gray cloth spine, blue lettering on spine. Hint of very light surface wear to bottom front board edge, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Tiny date neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper; no names or bookplates. 132 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The saga of the most decorated ship in naval history. 6" x 8-1/2". World War II. 017082

Price: 25.00 USD
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Young People's History of the War with Spain, Holmes, Prescott
275 Young People's History of the War with Spain
Holmes, Prescott
Philadelphia Henry Altemus Company 1900 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Clean decorated binding, from the Altemus Young People's Library". Beige cloth boards with sailor and ship on cover, red lettering; red lettering and decoration on spine. Very tiny spot of wear to one corner at base of spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers. Small, neat previous owner name and date on back of frontispiece illustration. Illustrated with drawings, maps, photographs. 184 pages. 023997

Price: 20.00 USD
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Mrs. Astor's New York: Money and Power in a Gilded Age, Homberger, Eric
276 Mrs. Astor's New York: Money and Power in a Gilded Age
Homberger, Eric
New Haven and London Yale University Press 2002 0300095015 / 9780300095012 Second printing Hardcover Fine Very Good Jacket 
Second printing of the first edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Very clean unfaded brown cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers, beautifully illustrated with map of New York and adjacent cities. 330 pages with index. Book is well illustrated in full color and black and white. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, has price clip at upper corner of front inside flap, some light surface scratches to rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Mrs. Astor, undisputed queen of anew ayork society in the decades before the First World War, used her prestige to create a social aristocracy in the city. Astor's story, which reads like a novel by Edith Wharton, sheds important new light on the origins, extravagant lifestyle, aqnd social competitiveness of this aristocracy, and it is told here with vigor and elegance by Eric Homberger. 025661

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The Peace Corps Experience, Hoopes, Roy
277 The Peace Corps Experience
Hoopes, Roy
New York Clarkson N. Potter 1968 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in unclipped original jacket. Clean black boards with clean green cloth spine, unchipped gold lettering on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 309 pgs. with over 350 photographs. Preface by Hubert H. Humphrey. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has very small chip at upper rear spine corner (size of small pea), 3" closed diagonal tear at base of front panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The life of a Peace Corps volunteer from initial application, through training and service, to separation from the Corps. Told in the Volunteers' own words and in photographs of them in the field. 018764

Price: 30.00 USD
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Retreat and Recall - A Novel of the American Revolution, Hopkins, Joseph G. E.
278 Retreat and Recall - A Novel of the American Revolution
Hopkins, Joseph G. E.
New York Charles Scribner 1966 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good++ Jacket John Tenniel, Illustrator 
First Edition, First Printing, with "A" present on copyright page, in clean unclipped jacket. Clean golden brown cloth boards with small drum decoration on cover, red metallic lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 223 pp. Clean jacket is not price clipped (4.50 on front inside flap), unchipped, slightest hint of edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A seperate self-contained story as well as a sequel to the author's first novel, "Patriot's Progress." Continues the adventures of John Frayne, a young Massachusetts doctor who, after attempting to stay neutral, finally chose the side of the colonists and volunteered his services as a doctor with the Continental Army. Action takes place in 1776-7 and the scene is New York. 019520

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Over the Threshold of War - Personal Experiences of the Great European Conflict, Hopkins, Nevil Monroe
279 Over the Threshold of War - Personal Experiences of the Great European Conflict
Hopkins, Nevil Monroe
Philadelphia /London J. B. Lippincott 1918 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Clean decorated binding, first edition - 1918 on title page, "Published April, 1918" on copyright page. Clean blue cloth boards with decoration on cover (binoculars set against gray cloud-like background), gold lettering on cover, gold lettering and small decoration on spine. Very light surface wear to corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Frontispiece photo portrait of King Albert. With 70 illustrations, many from photographs by the author; drawings by Edmund Frederic, also documents and colored proclamations. 375 pages. 021979

Price: 35.00 USD
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280 Conquistadors in North American History
Horgan, Paul
New York Farrar, Straus & Co. 1963 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean black cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear, but a slim line of fading to top board edges and spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean and bright. Clean maps on endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 303 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, with hint of wear at top of spine and corners. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 010864

Price: 15.00 USD
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