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History of the The Johnstown Flood, Johnson, Willis Fletcher
301 History of the The Johnstown Flood
Johnson, Willis Fletcher
Edgewood Publishing Co. 1889 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
First Edition, with 1889 on both title and copyright page. Green silk cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. Very light soiling, light surface wear to corners, one 1/16" closed tear at top spine edge. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers (small previous owner name in pencil on front free endpaper). Frontispiece is map of the deluged Conemaugh District. Illustrated with many black and white photographs. 459 pages. 025741

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The Long Roll, Johnston, Mary
302 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
303 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.
304 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.
305 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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306 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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The Arabists: The Romance of an American Elite, Kaplan, Robert D.
307 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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308 Laughing Historically
Kapplow, Hal
Bernard Geis Associates 1961 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Printing. Clean bright orange boards with white lettering and illustration on cover, white lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 63 pgs. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has tiny chips at top and bottom spine edge, one short closed edge tear; very light soiling. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Humorous spoof of famous scenes, battles, episodes and "summits" from American and European history, with witty, comical captions. Approx. 9-1/2 x 6-1/2". History. 016832

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309 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
310 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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Lardner's Outlines of of Universal History; Embracing A Concise History of the World, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time, Keightley, Thomas
311 Lardner's Outlines of of Universal History; Embracing A Concise History of the World, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time
Keightley, Thomas
Philadelphia Hogan and Thompson 1841 Hardcover Good+ no dust jacket 
Leather bound (brown calf with black title box, gold lettering on spine). Size: 4-3/4" x 7-1/2". Light rubbing to edges, a little cracking at top inch of spine fold. Binding is tight & square, hinges are solid, no cracking. Previous owner bookplate on front free endpaper. Some foxing throughout, but all very legible. 514 pages. Illustrated with forty-nine wood engravings by Atherton, Parmalee, and others. "Arranged so that the whole may be studied by Periods, or the History of any Country may be read by Itself." 023173

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Heaven's Ditch: God, Gold, and Murder on the Erie Canal, Kelly, Jack
312 Heaven's Ditch: God, Gold, and Murder on the Erie Canal
Kelly, Jack
New York St. Martin's Press 2016 1137280093 / 9781137280091 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean white boards with red metallic 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. 290 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A riveting look at the construction of the erie Canal and the visionaries along its banks who changed the course of American History. 027498

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Never Surrender - Winston Churchill and Britain's Decision to Fight Nazi Germany in the Fateful Summer of 1940, Kelly, John
313 Never Surrender - Winston Churchill and Britain's Decision to Fight Nazi Germany in the Fateful Summer of 1940
Kelly, John
New York Scribner 2015 147672797X / 9781476727974 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
As new First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean ivory boards with black spine, bright 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. Illustrated with glossy black and white photographs. 370 pages with index. Dust jacket is clean, unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026157

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Lincoln and Douglas - The Years of Decision, Kelly, Regina Z.
314 Lincoln and Douglas - The Years of Decision
Kelly, Regina Z.
New York Random House (Landmark Books) 1954 Third printing Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean solid book in original dust jacket. Green cloth boards with red and dark green decoration and lettering on cover and spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean decorated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated by Clifford Geary. 184 pages with index. Dust jacket has a few tiny closed edge tears, no chips, very slight water mark at inside flap fold edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024123

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From Prague After Munich: Diplomatic Papers 1938-1940, Kennan, George F.
315 From Prague After Munich: Diplomatic Papers 1938-1940
Kennan, George F.
Princeton Princeton University Press 1968 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean blue cloth boards with 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 marks. 266 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with one short closed edge tear. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. An eyewitness report of the years 1938-1940 in Prague, describing the initial impact of the Nazi occupation on the various parts of the former Czechoslovakia. 8vo. History. 015366

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316 Profiles in Courage for Our Time
Kennedy, Caroline, Editor
New York Hyperion 2002 0-7868-6793-0 / 9780786867936 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Clean navy blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Red endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 353 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Political. 007439

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Tales of Old Inns, Keverne, Richard
317 Tales of Old Inns
Keverne, Richard
London Collins 1939 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in original unclipped jacket. Clean rust red cloth board with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean, a little light dust-speckling to fore-edges; small previous owner label at top edge of front free endpaper (return address label in size) and small written comment. With 70 illustrations (photographs), 17 pen and ink drawings, and six maps. 192 pages with index. Dust jacket is not price clipped (3s6d net on front inside flap), small chips at top spine edge and one corner, some fading to background on spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. THe romance and history of some of the most historic hostelries in England. 021495

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Hope of the Nation - Dedicated to the Restoration and Expansion of Our Christian Heritage AND Hope of the Nation - Dedicated to the Restoration and Expansion of Our American Heritage, Keyes, Nelson Beecher and Edward Felix Gallagher
318 Hope of the Nation - Dedicated to the Restoration and Expansion of Our Christian Heritage AND Hope of the Nation - Dedicated to the Restoration and Expansion of Our American Heritage
Keyes, Nelson Beecher and Edward Felix Gallagher
Gastonia, North Carolina Good Will Publishers 1952 First Hardcover Very Good+ 
Gorgeous two volume set bound in maroon leather with folding double slipcase. No fading or wear. Bindings are tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean burgundy endpapers and beautiful illustrations throughout both volumes by celebrated artists. Decorated title pages with frontispiece portraits (Jesus and George Washington). 403 pages (Our American Heritage) and 401 pages (Our Christian Heritage). In "Our Christian Heritage" volume, there are two pages (17 and 19 that have long diagonal full page tape-repaired tears. Otherwise fine copies. Double slipcase folds open to reveal full color face portrait of Jesus and U.S. Liberty Bell. Exterior sides have full color portrait of standing Jesus and Statue of Liberty. No cracking. Very slight surface wear to corners and open edges. 025080

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319 The Elements Combined: a History of the Steel Company of Canada
Kilbourn, William
Toronto/Vancouver Clarke, Irwin & Company, Ltd. 1960 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Rosemary Kilbourne, Illust. 
Clean rust cloth boards with gray lettering. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 335 pgs. with index. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has tiny bit of chipping at top of spine, light corner wear. Enclosed in new mylar cover. 8vo. Business. 006734

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The Martyred, Kim, Richard E.
320 The Martyred
Kim, Richard E.
New York George Braziller 1964 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean orange-brown cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers, with tiny previous owner name written vertically on edge of front free endpaper. No other marks. 316 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unfaded, has a few tiny nicks and short closed edge tears. Photo of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A novel about the conflict in the souls of men during the Korean War. 8vo. Fiction. 013983

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