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Lives of Our Presidents Every Child Can Read, Hurlbut, Jesse Lyman
281 Lives of Our Presidents Every Child Can Read
Hurlbut, Jesse Lyman
Philadelphia John C. Winston 1925 Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
In original attractive dustjacket - very clean decorated green cloth boards with unchipped gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white plates. 300 pp. Clean dustjacket (a little very faint foxing to spine) has color image of George Washington on front panel, a few tiny closed edge tears, tiny bit of wear to paper at corners and spine head. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A lovely example from John C. Winston Company's "Every Child's Library" series. 020998

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Atlantic Ordeal - The Story of Mary Cornish, Huxley, Elspeth
282 Atlantic Ordeal - The Story of Mary Cornish
Huxley, Elspeth
New York Harper & Brothers 1942 First Very Good Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean gray cloth boards with black title box on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Previous owner name, place and date neatly penned on front free endpaper (1943). Very slight tanning to pages. Illustrated with black and white glossy photographs. 102 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped, has shallow edge chipping. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. One of the great stories of World War II. It is the story of Mary Cornish, an Englishwoman assigned as escort on the evacuee ship "City of Benares" which was carrying children out of the war zone to safety in Canada the summer of 1940. The ship was torpedoed several days out of port and only one lifeboat survived to return its passengers to land. Eight incredible days at sea in an open boat - the dramatic story of Mary Cornish, six boys and forty men following the torpedoing of the "City of Benares". 024459

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Flights of Passage: Reflections of a World War II Aviator, Hynes, Samuel
283 Flights of Passage: Reflections of a World War II Aviator
Hynes, Samuel
Frederic C. Beil & Naval Institute Press 1988 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean blue cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 270 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. World War II. 010632

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My American Friends, Jacks, L. P.
284 My American Friends
Jacks, L. P.
London Constable & Co. 1933 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean original unclipped dust jacket. Clean green cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear; binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean. Clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Fold-out map at rear of book. 263 pages. Dust jacket is clean, not price clipped, has small chips at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Professor L. P. Jacks first went to the United States in 1885 as a post graduate to Harvard University. Six other visits followed--in 1907 (no longer as a student), in 1909, 1910, 1912, 1913, and finally in 1929, when he made an extended tour under the auspices of the American Association for Adult Education. His eighth visit, which forms the subject matter of this book, took Professor Jacks into forty-two states over a period of nine months (1931-1932). The fold-out map shows the reader the area over which he travelled, and the cities he visited. 028387

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Passions: The Wines and Travels of Thomas Jefferson, James M. Gabler
285 Passions: The Wines and Travels of Thomas Jefferson
James M. Gabler
Baltimore, Maryland Bacchus Press 1995 0961352531 / 9780961352530 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition in unclipped dust jacket. Clean burgundy cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean; slight dust-speckling to text block edges. Map-illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with drawings, maps. 318 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Jim Gabler has devoted eight years to researching Jefferson's interests in wine and travel and has uncovered facts that have never before been revealed. Jim has followed Jefferson's footsteps throughout Europe and the United States and this has allowed him to contemporize what Jefferson saw and drank. Here is the definitive account of the wines and travels of one of the most extraordinary men in history. 028239

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The Years of MacArthur Triumph and Disaster 1945-1964 (Years of MacArthur), James, Dorris Clayton
286 The Years of MacArthur Triumph and Disaster 1945-1964 (Years of MacArthur)
James, Dorris Clayton
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1985 0395360048 / 9780395360040 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
A beautiful first edition in unclipped dust jacket. Very clean beige and gray boards with black title box, gold 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 bookplates. Illustrated with many black and white plates, maps. 848 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 027920

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The Black Laurel, Jameson, Storm
287 The Black Laurel
Jameson, Storm
New York MacMillan 1948 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean green cloth boards with white lettering on spine. Slight bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 338 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket with price intact has very slight edge and corner wear. Dustjacket enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Included is a beautiful black & white glossy photograph of the author contemporary to the book, supplied by publisher. A crisis in Western Civilization is the theme of this novel, the scene of which is laid in the wreckage of war-torn Europe. 8vo. Fiction. 012325

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The Life and Selected Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Jefferson, Thomas (Adrienne Koch and William Peden, Editors)
288 The Life and Selected Writings of Thomas Jefferson
Jefferson, Thomas (Adrienne Koch and William Peden, Editors)
New York Modern Library 1963 Later printing Hardcover Very Good Near Fine Jacket 
Modern Library No. 234 in unclipped dust jacket. Toledano binding no. 10. Clean unfaded burgundy cloth boards with blind-stamped hexagon Modern Library logo on cover, bright gold lettering with line border and torchbearer on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean Kent illustrated endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates; PLEASE NOTE: pages 464-465 have an ink-stain something like a pale rorschach test at bottom 1/3 of facing pages - but can be read through...a printing flaw, otherwise a fine book. No other marks. 756 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, unclipped, one very short closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 027993

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Middle Passage, Johnson, Charles
289 Middle Passage
Johnson, Charles
New York Atheneum 1990 0689119682 / 9780689119682 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Signed
As-new condition First Edition, First Printing, SIGNED by the author, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean purple boards with black cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean blank endpapers. Inscribed and signed by the author on title page: "For Tom, with my best to you. Charles Johnson 2/20/92." 209 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped (17.95 on front inside flap). Author's photo on rear inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Winner of the U.S. National Book Award for fiction in 1990, this historical novel is about the final voyage of an illegal American slave ship. Set in 1830, it presents a personal and historical perspective of the illegal slave trade in the United States, telling the story of Rutherford Calhoun, a freed slave who unknowingly boards a slave ship bound for Africa in order to escape a forced marriage. 027321

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The Bloody Bozeman, Johnson, Dorothy M.
290 The Bloody Bozeman
Johnson, Dorothy M.
New York McGraw-Hill 1971 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in clean unclipped jacket. Clean black cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Tasteful previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper. 366 pages with index. Illustrated with map, black and white plates. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of the perilous trail to Montana's gold - part of "The American Trail" Series. 021204

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The Last Camel Charge - The Untold Story of America's Desert Military Experiment, Johnson, Forrest Bryant
291 The Last Camel Charge - The Untold Story of America's Desert Military Experiment
Johnson, Forrest Bryant
New York Berkley Caliber 2012 0425245691 / 9780425245699 First Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing with full number line, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean pale yellow boards with black cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages are clean and bright, with small remainder mark on bottom text block edge near spine. No other marks. Illustrated with glossy black and white photographs. 365 pages with bibliography. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. This is the first book to tell the complete story and document in detail the military's experiment with camels. At the end of the Mexican-American War in 1848, a need emerged for control of--and transportation through--the country's vast new western territories. In a radical move, the War Department ordered a navy ship and its captain to the Middle East to purchase camels and deliver them to an army post in Texas. 024785

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Pioneer Spaniards in North America, Johnson, William Henry
292 Pioneer Spaniards in North America
Johnson, William Henry
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1903 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (published October, 1903) decorated American trade binding. Signed binding (monogram DD - Decorative Designers). Green cloth boards with red, gold and black decoration, red lettering on cover; stamped gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fraying or wear-through. Light soiling - mostly to spine, light surface wear at top of rear board. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Small simple previous owner bookplate top corner of front pastedown - previous owner name and date neatly penned on front free endpaper. Frontispiece illustration with tissue guard (slight foxing to this page only from tissue guard). Well illustrated throughout with maps, drawings, images. 381 pages with index + four pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book. 025205

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The Long Roll, Johnston, Mary
293 The Long Roll
Johnston, Mary
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1911 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
By Mary Johnston. First Edition, First Printing, with "Published May 1911" on copyright page, 1911 on title page. Clean grey ribbed cloth boards with decorated cover, unchipped bright gold lettering on cover and spine. Tiny water spot, barely visible, size of pea on front board - just a small spot with loss of sheen). One tiny spot of wear at base of spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean, with clean endpapers illustrated with maps. Previous owner name and date (1911) neatly inscribed on fly leaf. Frontis color portrait of Stonewall Jackson with clean tissue guard; 3 additional color illustrations -- all by N. C. Wyeth. 683 pp. Clean and solid collectible quality first edition. 020405

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Household Elegancies - Suggestions in Household Art and Tasteful Home Decorations, Jones, Mrs. C.S. and Henry T. Williams
294 Household Elegancies - Suggestions in Household Art and Tasteful Home Decorations
Jones, Mrs. C.S. and Henry T. Williams
New York Henry T. Williams 1877 Fourth Edition Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
Fourth Edition (stated). Blue-gray cloth boards with black lettering and decoration on cover, gilt lettering and decoration on spine. A few tiny spots of wear-through at top and bottom spine edges, surface rubbing to boards. Binding is tight & square; book is sturdy with clean chocolate brown endpapers. Previous owner name and date (1880) neatly penned on blank fly leaf. 300 pp. plus index and several pages of advertising. Beautifully illustrated in black and white. 019446

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The Gallant Mrs. Stonewall, Kane, Harnett T.
295 The Gallant Mrs. Stonewall
Kane, Harnett T.
Garden City, NY Doubleday 1957 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Signed
Stated First Edition in original dust jacket. Clean red cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fading or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean photo-illustrated endpapers. Inscribed and signed by the author on illustrated fly leaf: "For Frederick Philip Stieff - A fine friend and a true judge of Southern living - In appreciation of his interest - Cordially - Harnett T. Kane - New Orleans - Oct 11, 1957." 320 pages. Dust jacket is clean, corner clipped at front inside free endpaper, slight edge wear and tiny chips at corners. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A novel based on the lives of General and Mrs. Stonewall Jackson. 023309

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The Smiling Rebel, Kane, Harnett T.
296 The Smiling Rebel
Kane, Harnett T.
Garden City Doubleday 1955 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, SIGNED by the author, in original unclipped jacket. Clean gray cloth boards with red lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and signed by author on front free endpaper: "For Lucy - A good friend from way back - And who has been more than kind - Best wishes - Harnett T. Kane - Jan. 11, 1956 - New Orleans, LA." 314 pages. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped (3.95 on front inside flap), slight edge wear, a few short closed edge tears. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A novel based on the life of Belle Boyd, the most glamorous spy of the Civil War. 021448

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The Arabists: The Romance of an American Elite, Kaplan, Robert D.
297 The Arabists: The Romance of an American Elite
Kaplan, Robert D.
Old Tappan, New Jersey, U.S.A. Free Press 1993 0-02-916785-X / 9780029167854 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with full number line. Very clean black boards with clean unfaded brown cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean red endpapers with tasteful small bookplate on front fixed endpaper; no other marks. 333 pgs. with index. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Clean unfaded dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new mylar cover. 8vo. Middle East. 016368

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298 The Arabists: The Romance of an American Elite
Kaplan, Robert D.
New York Free Press (MacMillan) 1993 0-02-916785-X / 9780029167854 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean black boards with rust cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean red endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 333 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The untold story of an inbred, gifted, and powerful elite of families and friends who dominated America's relations with the Middle East for over a century. Known to Foreign Service colleagues as "the Arabists," these were the men and women who had spent much of their lives, usually with their families, living in the Arab world as diplomats, military attaches, intelligence agents, and educators. 8vo. Middle East. 012060

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299 Love and Freedom: My Unexpected Life in Prague
Kavan, Rosemary
New York, New York, U.S.A. Hill and Wang 1988 0-8090-4680-6 / 9780809046805 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Clean brown boards with clean blue cloth spine, black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. 278 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. In 1945 Rosemary Kavan married a Czech communist in England and went to live in Prague. Her husband became a diplomat and was implicated in the Slansky show rials of the early fifties and sentenced to 25 years in prison. He died soon after his release in 1957. This is the story of Kavan's life thereafter in her adopted country. 8 vo.. Biography. 011071

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The Battle for History - Re-fighting World War Two, Keegan, John
300 The Battle for History - Re-fighting World War Two
Keegan, John
London Pimlico 1997 0712673601 / 9780712673600 First Paperback Near Fine 
First Pimlico edition. Very clean trade paperback. No rubbing, creasing or wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. 128 pages. John Keegan assesses the literature that hasemerged from World War II - and the controversies that have arisen from that literature. He examines general histories and biographies, accounts of individual campaigns, and studies of espionage and resistance. 025611

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