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The Making of An Insurgent - An Autobiography 1882-1919, La Guardia, Fiorello H.
341 The Making of An Insurgent - An Autobiography 1882-1919
La Guardia, Fiorello H.
Philadelphia / New York Lippincott 1948 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean original unclipped dust jacket. Clean bluie cloth boards with gold title box on spine. No fading, 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. Black and white photo portrait of La Guardia is frontispiece. 222 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (2.75 on front inside flap), unchipped, very slight edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024904

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Commandos and Rangers of World War II, Ladd, James
342 Commandos and Rangers of World War II
Ladd, James
New York St. Martin's Press 1978 0-312-15167-5 / 9780312151676 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean green cloth 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 endpapers. 287 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs and maps. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has very small shallow corner chip at lower right front corner tip. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Here is the exciting story of the Commandos and Rangers--whose bravery and daring throughout the most difficult engagements of World War II made them legends in their own time. 8vo. World War II. 012241

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Archeological Investigations in the Parita and Santa Maria Zones of Panama (Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology - Bulletin 193), Ladd, John
343 Archeological Investigations in the Parita and Santa Maria Zones of Panama (Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology - Bulletin 193)
Ladd, John
Washington DC U.S. Government Printing Office 1964 First Hardcover Near Fine No Dust jacket 
Clean olive green cloth boards with gold circular Smithsonian Institution logo on cover, gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with plates, charts and maps. 291 pages with index. A report based on an analysis of the ceramic remains of five prehistoric sites located near the Santa Maria and Parita Rivers of Western Panama, excavated by two expeditions in 1948 and 1952. 022583

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Bride of A Thousand Cedars - A Novel of Bermuda, Lancaster, Bruce and Lowell Brentano
344 Bride of A Thousand Cedars - A Novel of Bermuda
Lancaster, Bruce and Lowell Brentano
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1939 Reprint Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean unfaded turquoise cloth boards with gold illustration on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Endpapers are clean, with small previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper. 344 pgs. Unfaded illustrated dustjacket has a few very tiny chips at top spine edge, a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Very attractive book and dustjacket. A novel of Bermuda during its emergence from slumber to glaring life and its relapse into somnolence, a vividly told story of the island and the people during those romantic days. 017858

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Lotus Blossom, Lancing, George
345 Lotus Blossom
Lancing, George
New York Lee Furman, Inc. 1939 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean orange cloth boards with black spine, gold lettering and decoration on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 362 pgs. Clean DUSTJACKET is price clipped, slight wear to corner tips and top spine edge, hint of spine fading, tiny chip (smaller than a pea) to spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Charming historical novel of the Empress Dowager of China. 8vo. historical Fiction. 013553

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Thunder on St. Paul's Day, Lane, Jane
346 Thunder on St. Paul's Day
Lane, Jane
Westminster, MD Newman Press 1954 First Hardcover Very Good+ very good Jacket 
Stated first edition in original unclipped jacket. Clean unfaded red cloth boards with gold lettering in spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean; previous owner name and address penned neatly but large on front free endpaper. 256 pages. Dustjacket is not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), faint water stain on front inside panel, small chip at upper rear spine corner, short closed edge tears, fading to spine background. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Historical novel set against the background of a London terrorized by the discovery of a Popish plot by Titus Oates. The story revolves around a gentle English family caught up in the surrounding wave of mob hysteria. The hero is a gay and courageous schoolboy. 021869

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A Thousand Suns, Lapierre, Dominique
347 A Thousand Suns
Lapierre, Dominique
New York Simon & Schuster 1999 0684858665 / 9780684858661 First Hardcover Very Good+ near fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with full number line on copyright page. Clean black cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping, slightest hint of surface wear to base spine corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 541 pgs. with index. Illustrated with black & white plates. Translated from the French by Kathryn Spink. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. From Earl Mountbatten, Viceroy of India to Mahatma Gandhi, from a legendary bullfighter in Spain to Mother Teresa; from the spread of Nazism to the birth of the State of Israel; Lapierre delves eloquently into the very heart of the history of our time. 018189

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Mapping a Changing World, Lapierre, Yvette
348 Mapping a Changing World
Lapierre, Yvette
Thomasson-Grant & Lickle 1996 0965030849 / 9780965030847 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Beautifully clean book and dust jacket. Green cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound. All pages and edges are clean, with no previous owner markings. Edited by Nancy Kober. Full color illustrations throughout. 80 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026294

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Thunderstruck, Larson, Erik
349 Thunderstruck
Larson, Erik
New York Crown Publishers 2006 1400080665 / 9781400080663 First Hardcover Near Fine near fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with full number line on copyright page. Clean blue-black boards with clean black spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying, mere hint of surface wear at top and bottom spine edge. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean map-illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 463 pp. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Set in Edwardian London and on the stormy coasts of Cornwall, a true story of love and murder in a changing world of science, seances, invention, magicians, and Scotland Yard detectives. 018228

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My Scrap-Book of The French Revolution, Latimer, Elizabeth Wormeley
350 My Scrap-Book of The French Revolution
Latimer, Elizabeth Wormeley
Chicago A. C. McClurg 1898 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Clean charcoal gray cloth boards with gold stamped lettering and decoration on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. Vertical crease to front free endpaper. No names, writing or marks. Frontis portrait of Marie Antoinette with clean tissue guard; 28 additional illustrations with tissue guards. 1898 on title page; "Copyright by A.C. McClurg and Co. A.D. 1898 on copyright page, with no additional printings listed. 448 pages with index. 022304

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Volume Two: California Wineries - Sonoma and Mendocino, Latimer, Patricia
351 Volume Two: California Wineries - Sonoma and Mendocino
Latimer, Patricia
Vintage Image 1976 Limited Edition Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket Sebastian Titus, Illustrator Signed
Lovely Limited First Edition, this being copy No. 113 of five thousand books that were printed in this First Edition. SIGNED by both author and artist. In clean original dust jacket. Large book, size approx. 10-1/2" x 12-3/4". Very clean beige cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean green endpapers. Illustrated with historical photographs, drawings by Sebastian Titus. 191 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Second in a series of definitive reference books on the winegrowing regions of California. This volume is divided into two sections of equal length. The first explores the fascinating history of this famous wine area. The second half is an exhaustive study of the current wine industry of Sonoma and Mendocino Counties, with all existing wineries of the day researched, mapped, illustrated and appendixed. The author has placed particular emphasis on the colorful and sometimes enigmatic local personalities. Wonderful historical photographs, many previously unpublished, from museums and private collections. 026243

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Greek Architecture, Lawrence, A. W.
352 Greek Architecture
Lawrence, A. W.
London Penguin Books 1967 Second Edition Hardcover Fine Very Good Jacket 
Second Edition (Revised to take account of new discoveries and publications) in photo illustrated dust jacket and slipcase. Clean unfaded red cloth boards with gold decoration on cover, black title box 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 blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Well illustrated with many photographs, drawings. 338 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, unchipped, has slight wear to edges, light rubbing. Color photo illustrated slipcase is sturdy, no cracking, surface rubbing to edges. 027589

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The Essential T. E. Lawrence, Lawrence, T. E. (David Garnett, Editor)
353 The Essential T. E. Lawrence
Lawrence, T. E. (David Garnett, Editor)
New York E. P. Dutton 1951 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
"FIrst Edition" stated, in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean red cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (a little dust speckling on top text block edge), with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Frontis photo portrait of T. E. Lawrence. 328 pages with index. Jacket is slightly age-toned; not price clipped (3.75 on front inside flap), small edge nick and tiny closed edge tears, slight wear at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023533

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Thirty Seconds over Tokyo, Lawson, Captain Ted W. (Bob Considine, Editor)
354 Thirty Seconds over Tokyo
Lawson, Captain Ted W. (Bob Considine, Editor)
New York Landmark Books (Random House) 1953 First Hardcover Very Good+ Fair Jacket 
Second printing in dust jacket. Clean beige cloth boards with brown and burgundy decoration and lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean with clean decorated endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with 2-page map of Japan and the coast of China, frontispiece photograph of Captain Ted W. Lawson. Many more photographs and maps. 186 pages with index. Bright illustrated dust jacket is quite clean, has chips at top and bottom spine edges, short closed edge tears, missing front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. One of the pilots who participated in the Doolittle raid tells the whole story of the bombing of Japan and the days of adventure in China that followed. 027471

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Code Name Nimrod, Leasor, James
355 Code Name Nimrod
Leasor, James
Boston Houghton Mifflin Co 1981 0395302285 / 9780395302286 First Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in clean unclipped dustjacket. Clean, unfaded black cloth boards with bright 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. 264 pages with Bibliography. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped (10.95 on front inside flap), one very tiny shallow chip at base of rear panel (size of grain of rice). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. True story of the spy who ensured the success of the Normandy Invasion. 021855

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Recollections and Letters of General Robert E. Lee (by his son, Captain Robert E. Lee), Lee, Captain Robert E.
356 Recollections and Letters of General Robert E. Lee (by his son, Captain Robert E. Lee)
Lee, Captain Robert E.
Garden City, NY Garden City Publishing (Star Books) 1924 Reprint Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Reprint edition in clean illustrated dust jacket. Dark blue cloth boards with pale blue lettering on spine. Very slight wear to spine corners. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. With an Appendix of Unpublished Letters Edited by William Taylor Thom. Introduction by Gamaliel Bradford. Illustrated with black and white plates. 471 pages with index + publisher's advertising at rear of book. Dust jacket has small chips at top spine edge, several closed tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024975

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As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning, Lee, Laurie
357 As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning
Lee, Laurie
New York Atheneum 1969 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Leonard Rosoman, Illustrator 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean green cloth boards with blind-stamped lettering on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean bright yellow endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrations by Leonard Rosoman. 248 pages + author bio at rear of book. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, has a few tibny closed edge tears, not price clipped. Enlcosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A young British poet's adventures on foot as he set out across Spain, playing his violin in streets and cafes, sleeping in fields, olive groves or courtyards of inns. Crossing the plains and sierras, tramping from city to city, he saw a country still in the grip of medievalism, and a people who changed gradually from being an exotic spectacle for his pleasure to individuals as real as himself. By the time he holed up for the winter in a village by the sea, the country was split and civil war was imminent. 027960

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358 The Assassination Chain
Leek, Sybil and Bert R. Sugar
New York Corwin Books 1976 0-498-01982-9 / 9780498019821 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean red boards with gold lettering on spine. Very little wear. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 342 pgs. Clean dustjacket has not been price clipped, is unchipped, with minor edgewear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A book that goes into the whats, the whys, the wheres of the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and those that followed. 8vo. Crime. 005060

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Early American Gardens "For Meate or Medicine", Leighton, Ann
359 Early American Gardens "For Meate or Medicine"
Leighton, Ann
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1970 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, in original unclipped jacket. Clean green cloth boards with black lettering and small decoration on cover, gold lettering with black decoration on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean (. Illustrated endpapers, with very small previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper. 441 pp. with index, 84 illustrations of the period. Jacket is not price clipped (10.00 on front inside flap), unchipped, with 3" closed tear at top spine fold, a few additional short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Gardens from a time when a garden was the prime necessity of life for food, flavorings, drinks, tonics, insect repellents, candies, narcotics, medicine, and laying out the dead. In pithy language and amusing detail, the author describes these early American gardeners whose influence is still strong in our daily lives. In an indispensable appendix Miss Leighton lists 200 of the common plant names, the names of those who used them, and brief descriptions from their own books of reference recording what they believed or expected of each plant. 019342

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The Fifties in Pictures, Lescott, James
360 The Fifties in Pictures
Lescott, James
Great Britain Parragon Inc 2007 1405495308 / 9781405495301 First Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in original dust jacket. Clean glossy unworn pictoral boards with Marilyn Monroe on the cover. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean purple endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Beautifully illustrated with full color and black and white photographs. 256 pages. Dust jacket is unchipped, short closed tear at top rear flap fold, enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024354

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