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Dr. Benes, Mackenzie, Compton
381 Dr. Benes
Mackenzie, Compton
London George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. 1946 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in clean original unclipped dust jacket. Clean beige cloth boards with 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. Illustrated with 15 plates in color, 66 black and white illustrations in photogravure. 356 pages with index. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has shallow chipping at top spine edge (not exceeding 1/4"), 2" closed tear at base of front spine fold. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of Dr. Benes, who after the temporary triumph of his implacable enemy, Adolf Hitler, resigned in October 1938, went into voluntary exile, but set forth to fight for the restoration of the rights of his nation. 021253

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The Library of South Africa (Four Books in One Volume), Mackenzie, Professor W. Douglas
382 The Library of South Africa (Four Books in One Volume)
Mackenzie, Professor W. Douglas
Chicago/London Douglas Mackenzie/Alfred Stead 1899 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket 
Clean unfaded green cloth boards with oval paste-on illustration on cover (unchipped), gilt and black lettering and decoration. Hint of light corner wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name and date (1903) in very light pencil on front free endpaper. Liberally illustrated throughout with black & white photographs of South Africa and portraits of important people of the time. 700 pgs. Four subject areas include: "Pictoral History of South Africa"; "Life of Paul Kruger"; "Life of Cecil Rhodes"; "British-Boer War". Original pamphlet from the publishers entitled "Read and Reflect" about the publication of this book is still enclosed. Large 8vo. 007739

Price: 65.00 USD
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Moses Brown Captain U.S.N., Maclay, Edgar Stanton
383 Moses Brown Captain U.S.N.
Maclay, Edgar Stanton
New York Baker and Taylor Company 1904 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition, with "Published March, 1904" on copyright page. Ribbed burgundy cloth boards with unchipped stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. Clean unchipped paste-on illustration of sailing ship on cover. Tiny spots of at spine corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top edges. Previous owner name neatly penned on front free endpaper. Frontis portrait of Captain Brown with clean tissue guard. 220 pp. with index. Illustrated with black and white plates, four maps. 020031

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The World of the Huns - Studies in Their History and Culture, Maenchen-Helfen, Otto J.  (Edited by Max Knight)
384 The World of the Huns - Studies in Their History and Culture
Maenchen-Helfen, Otto J. (Edited by Max Knight)
Berkeley / Los Angelese University of California Press 1973 520-01596-7 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean unfaded black cloth boards with small gold illustration on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean red map-illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 602 pp. with index. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, two short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Scholarly exploration of the origin, migration and life of the Huns by the leading expert on the subject. 019051

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The South African War - A Narrative of the Anglo-Boer War from the Beginning of Hostilities to the Fall of Pretoria, Mahan, Captain A. T.
385 The South African War - A Narrative of the Anglo-Boer War from the Beginning of Hostilities to the Fall of Pretoria
Mahan, Captain A. T.
New York Peter Fenelon Collier & Son 1900 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
Decorated American trade binding - cover designed by George Wharton Edwards (so stated on copyright page). Large oblong book 11-1/2" x 17" bound in green cloth boards with gold lettering and design on cover. No fraying or wear-through, slightest hint of surface rubbing. Binding is tight, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrations selected and arranged by Harry T. Clinton. First Edition, with MCM on title page, Copyright, 1900 on copyright page. With an Introduction by Sir John G. Bourinot, K.C.M.G., LL.D., Litt.D. Eighteen full page illustrations in color; 34 full page black and white illustrations. 208 pages. 024634

Price: 150.00 USD
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Oswald's Tale: An American Mystery, Mailer, Norman
386 Oswald's Tale: An American Mystery
Mailer, Norman
New York Random House 1995 0679425357 / 9780679425359 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing, SIGNED by author in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Clean black boards with black cloth spine, bright gold lettering on cover and spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean blank endpapers. SIGNED "Norman Mailer" on bookplate on half-title page. 791 pages + Appendix + Glossary of Names + Acknowledgements+ Notes + Bibliography. Dust jacket is clean, unchipped, no fading, no tears, not price clipped (30.00/39.95 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Highly collectible first edition, first printing, author-signed copy in excellent condition. 025431

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A Regimental Affair, Mallinson, Allan
387 A Regimental Affair
Mallinson, Allan
Bantam Press 2001 0593043758 / 9780593043752 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Signed
As new condition, SIGNED by the author. First Edition, First printing (with full number line on copyright page) in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean, unfaded red cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean map-illustrated endpapers. Signed by the author on the title page: "Allan Mallinson". 326 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in mylar cover. Third installment of Captain Matthew Hervey's adventures. The year is 1817. In the 6th Light Dragoons, things are not as they were. There is a new commanding officer - rich, vain, arrogant and cruel. Hervey's personal life is about to change as he marries Lady Henrietta Lindsay - a relationship that will profoundly shape his future. 025924

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388 The Great World
Malouf, David
New York Pantheon 1990 0-679-40176-8 / 9780679401766 First hard cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean black cloth boards with red metallic lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 330 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear or tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Historical Novel. 011243

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INTO THE ARMS OF STRANGERS: Stories of the Kindertransport, Mark Jonathan; Oppenheimer, Deborah Harris
389 INTO THE ARMS OF STRANGERS: Stories of the Kindertransport
Mark Jonathan; Oppenheimer, Deborah Harris
New York Mjf Books 2000 1567317146 / 9781567317145 Third printing Hardcover Very Good+ near fine Jacket 
Clean book in unchipped dust jacket. Third printing. Beige boards with brown spine, metallic lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright. Tiny bump at upper board edge. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Preface by Lord Richard Attenborough, Introduction by David Cesarani. 292 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (27.50 on front inside flap), no chips, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. True story of the British-organized program to save children, most of them Jewish, from the Nazi nightmare. The documentary film on which this book is based won an Academy Award. 023648

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Wind Over Sand: The Diplomacy of Franklin Roosevelt, Marks, Frederick W. III
390 Wind Over Sand: The Diplomacy of Franklin Roosevelt
Marks, Frederick W. III
Athens and London The University of Georgia Press 1988 0-8203-0929-X / 9780820309293 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing. Clean black cloth boards with rust brown cloth spine, black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean and bright. Clean brown endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 462 pgs. with index. Illustrated with historical photographs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, price clipped at corner of top inside front flap, no creasing, hint of wrinkling to front panel (slight waviness). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Political. 014933

Price: 12.00 USD
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Overlord: D-Day and the Invasion in Europe, Marrin, Albert
391 Overlord: D-Day and the Invasion in Europe
Marrin, Albert
New York Atheneum 1982 0-689-30931-7 / 9780689309311 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
As new, Stated First Edition. Very clean green cloth boards with stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 177 pgs. with index. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no wear, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. World War II. 015429

Price: 100.00 USD
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The Airman's War: World War II in the Sky, Marrin, Albert
392 The Airman's War: World War II in the Sky
Marrin, Albert
New York Atheneum 1982 0-689-30907-4 / 9780689309076 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
As new, Stated First Edition. Very clean rust brown cloth boards with bright stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 213 pgs. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. World War II. 015430

Price: 120.00 USD
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Earth Giant, Marshall, Edison
393 Earth Giant
Marshall, Edison
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1960 First Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean black cloth boards with bright gold letteirng on spine. No bumping or fraying. Hint of lightest surface wear to spine corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 380 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unfaded, has tiny chip at top spine corner edge, one 1/2" closed edge tear at top rear panel edge, slight wear to corners. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The hero of this powerful and imaginative novel is Heracles, who in Roman myth was Hercules--born in the year of the Trojan War, fated to become the greatest figure of the heroic age when Greece was ruled by scores of jealous kings. 8vo. Fiction. 014026

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Ironclads and Paddlers, Marshall, Ian
394 Ironclads and Paddlers
Marshall, Ian
Charlottesville, Virginia Howell Press 1993 0943231620 / 9780943231624 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Ian Marshall, Illustrator 
Stated First Printing in clean unchipped dust jacket. Collectible quality. Clean pale gray cloth boards with bright silver lettering on cover and spine. No bumping, fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean blank endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with beautiful paintings by the author. Foreword by John Maxtone-Graham. 108 pages. Clean illustrated jacket is unchipped, unclipped, no tears. enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Thorough history of these beautiful iron-clad sailing ships, with thirty-eight magnificent, historically accurate paintings and numerous pencil sketches. 024645

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The Story of the Panama Canal - The Wonderful Account of the Gigantic Undertaking Commenced by the French, and brought  to Triumphant Completion by the United States, Marshall, Logan
395 The Story of the Panama Canal - The Wonderful Account of the Gigantic Undertaking Commenced by the French, and brought to Triumphant Completion by the United States
Marshall, Logan
L. T. Myers 1913 Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
Clean dark blue cloth boards with circular paste-on illustration of ship passing through the canal on cover, blind stamped decorative border around illustration, gilt letteirng on cover and spine. Wear with small chip at upper spine corner. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers (small neatly penned previous owner name and date - 1914 - at top edge of front free endpaper). Fold-out map at front of book, several color plates, many black and white photographs of the entire region, the project, and the people behind it. 2" closed tear to one photograph (Colonel George Washington Goethals). 358 pages. 022526

Price: 20.00 USD
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Panama Canal, Martinez, Orlando
396 Panama Canal
Martinez, Orlando
London Gordon & Cremonesi 19821978 0-86033-047-8 / 9780860330479 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, in clean unclipped jacket. Pale green boards with gold lettering and decoration on spine. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean, with clean black endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with sepia tone plates. 154 pages with index. Clean jacket is not price clipped (18.95 on front inside flap), unchipped, a few closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The history of the Panama Canal with all its engineering genius, financial scandal, political subterfuge, imperialism and entrepreneurial daring. 022525

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As We Saw Them: The First Japanese Embassy to the United States (1860), Masao Miyoshi
397 As We Saw Them: The First Japanese Embassy to the United States (1860)
Masao Miyoshi
University Of California Press 1979 0520037677 / 9780520037670 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Clean first edition in clean original dust jacket. White cloth boards with aqua cloth spine, crisp white lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Map illustrated endpapers, with small previous owner name neatly stamped at top edge of front free endpaper. Many illustrations in full color and black and white. 232 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025917

Price: 40.00 USD
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The Nine Days Wonder (The Operation Dynamo), Masefield, John
398 The Nine Days Wonder (The Operation Dynamo)
Masefield, John
New York MacMillan 1941 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (stated "First Printing" on copyright page). Blue cloth boards with faintest hint of soiling, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Endpapers browned from manufacturer's glue, but are clean with no names, writing or bookplates. 60 pgs. + black & white photographs at rear of book. 12mo. World War II. 016703

Price: 35.00 USD
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Last Settlers, Mason, Charles; Brice, Jennifer
399 Last Settlers
Mason, Charles; Brice, Jennifer
Pittsburgh, PA Duquesne University Press 1998 0820702900 / 9780820702902 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Clean unfaded black cloth boards with bright silver lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black & white plates. Photographs by Charles Mason. 171 pp. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, unclipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A book documenting the lives of two twentieth century pioneer families in the Alaskan wilderness. 018594

Price: 15.00 USD
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400 Golden Admiral
Mason, F. van Wick
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1953 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ Jacket 
Very clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Maps on endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 435 pgs. Dustjacket is very lightly soiled, not price clipped, has some edge and corner chipping. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A novel of Sir Francis Drake and the Armada. 8vo. Historical Fiction. 009553

Price: 10.00 USD
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