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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 with A History of Panama from the Days of Balboa to the Present Time, Marshall, Logan
381 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 with A History of Panama from the Days of Balboa to the Present Time
Marshall, Logan
L. T. Myers 1913 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Clean hardcover book with large map-illustrated paste-on illustration on cover, crisp black lettering on spine. Slight fading to spine. No fraying or wear-through. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with blank endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with color plates, black and white plates, maps, including color fold-out map. 286 pages. 028102

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Panama Canal, Martinez, Orlando
382 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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Black and White Sat Down Together: The Reminiscences of an NAACP Founder, Mary White Ovington
383 Black and White Sat Down Together: The Reminiscences of an NAACP Founder
Mary White Ovington
New York The Feminist Press At CUNY 1995 1558610995 / 9781558610996 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Fine first edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean beige cloth boards with burgundy lettering on cover and spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean lavender endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Frontispiece photo of Mary White Ovington in her youth; additional black and white photos at rear of book. Edited and with a Foreword by Ralph E. Luker. Afterword by Carolyn E. Wedin. 168 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. "An important contribution to the literature of the African-American freedom struggle." - Coretta Scott King. 028503

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As We Saw Them: The First Japanese Embassy to the United States (1860), Masao Miyoshi
384 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

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The Nine Days Wonder (The Operation Dynamo), Masefield, John
385 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
386 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

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Golden Admiral, Mason, F. van Wick
387 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

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Roads to Liberty, Mason, F. Van Wyck
388 Roads to Liberty
Mason, F. Van Wyck
Boston Little, Brown 1972 0316549304 / 9780316549301 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Clean green cloth boards with silver decoration on cover, gold lettering with gold and silver decoration on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean map-illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with sketches by John Alan Maxwell. 752 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, has short closed tear at top spine corner. Jacket design by John Alan Maxwell; nice photo of author on rear inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. In over sixty books, translated into fifteen languages, F. van Wyck Mason has won a wide and loyal audience as one of America's finest historical novelists. This book combines four of F. van Wyck Mason's highly popular historical novels into one volume, comprising a panorama of life in the colonies during the American Revolution. Stories incluide: Three Harbors; Stars on the Sea; Wild Horizon; Eagle in the Sky. 024878

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The Katy Railroad and the Last Frontier, Masterson, V. V.
389 The Katy Railroad and the Last Frontier
Masterson, V. V.
Norman, Oklahoma University of Oklahoma Press 1952 First Hardcover Good Good Jacket Signed
Stated First Edition in original dust jacket. Clean rust brown cloth boards with brown title box, gold lettering on spine. Very clean book, but has a few spots of wear to bottom board edges and about 1" cracking to cloth at lower spine gutter. Inscribed and SIGNED by author on front free endpaper (association copy): "For my friend Bob Smith - Journalist, traveler in the Indian Territory - a "child that takes notes" on the American scene - V. V. Masterson "Scotty" Dec. 15, 1952." Illustrated with photographs, drawings and maps. 312 pages with index. Dust jacket is unclipped (4.00 on front inside flap), lots of edge chipping, light soiling. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025445

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Mediterranean (Mimmo Jodice photographs), Matvejevic,Predrag; Hersey, George
390 Mediterranean (Mimmo Jodice photographs)
Matvejevic,Predrag; Hersey, George
Aperture 1995 0893816124 / 9780893816124 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Large book, approx. size is 10" x 12-1/2". Very clean burgundy cloth boards with stamped gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Gorgeous photographs throughout by Mimmo Jodice. 113 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Mimmo Jodice, one of Italy's finest photographers, set out like a modern Odysseus on an epic journey that he described as "a voyage in search of the past." Not content merely to document archaeological sites and artifacts, Jodice also rediscovered a sense of the Classical universe, presented here in a vivid and original way. 026441

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Voyage to Atlantis: A Firsthand Account of the Scientific Expedition to Solve the Riddle of the Ages, Mavor, James W. Jr.
391 Voyage to Atlantis: A Firsthand Account of the Scientific Expedition to Solve the Riddle of the Ages
Mavor, James W. Jr.
New York G. P. Putnam's 1969 Later Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean dark blue cloth boards wtih gold lettering and decoration on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean. Clean maps on endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs and maps. 320 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, has 2-1/2" closed edge tear at spine fold. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Exploration of the volcanic Aegean island of Thera as the possible site of Atlantis. 8vo. Ancient History. 011991

Price: 12.00 USD
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392 I Never Saw an Arab Like Him
Maxwell, James
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1948 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean yellow cloth boards with dark green lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean; small previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper. 207 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Middle East. 010744

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Pictorial History of the World; Embracing Full and Authentic Accounts of Every Nation of Ancient and Modern Times Showing the Causes of Their Prosperity and Decline, McCabe, James D.
393 The Pictorial History of the World; Embracing Full and Authentic Accounts of Every Nation of Ancient and Modern Times Showing the Causes of Their Prosperity and Decline
McCabe, James D.
USA National Publishing Company 1877 Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Clean decorated Victorian binding with bevelled board edges - green cloth boards with gold and black stamped decoration front on cover, elaborate gold decoration on spine, black stamped decoration on rear board. Thick book (2-1/4"), size approx. 7-1/2" x 10". Very slight wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers (neatly penned "compliments of" note lightly tipped in on front paste down). Marvelous black and white illustrations throughout. 1260 pages + publisher's advertising at rear of book. This book has been well cared-for and is in very nice condition. 027948

Price: 100.00 USD
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Ardent Adrienne: The Life of Madame De La Fayette, McCabe, Lida Rose
394 Ardent Adrienne: The Life of Madame De La Fayette
McCabe, Lida Rose
New York D. Appleton & Co. 1930 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean dark blue cloth boards with gilt lettering on cover and spine. Hint of light surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black & white plates. 324 pgs. with index. (1) present on last page indicating first edition. Clean dustjacket with price intact has some edge chipping and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 014100

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The Story of War Weapons, McClintock, Marshall
395 The Story of War Weapons
McClintock, Marshall
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott 1945 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean bright orange cloth boards with crisp black lettering on cover and spine. Hint of slightest surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 173 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has 1" deep chip at top spine edge, very small corner chips, short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. This book covers the interesting development of man's weapons. 6" x 8-1/2". War/Military. 017083

Price: 15.00 USD
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History and Rhymes of the Lost Battalion, McCollum, Buck Private
396 History and Rhymes of the Lost Battalion
McCollum, Buck Private
1929 Later printing Hardcover Near Fine no dust jacket Jacket Franklin Sly and Tolman R. Reamer, Illustrators Signed
Later printing, inscribed and SIGNED by the author. Suede leather hardcover boards with stamped gold lettering on cover. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, all decorated, with clean marbled brown endpapers. Inscribed and signed by author on half-title page: "To John T. Mundy, Sincere good wishes - "Buck Private" McCollum - 7/9/32 Oneida, N.Y." Clean fold-out frontispiece with U.S. Official Photograph of the "Lost Battalion," taken in France shortly after the men were relieved, and near the famous "pocket" the men were trapped in. Also a U.S. Official Photo of Liet. Col. Charles W. Whittlesey on section of frontispiece. Page decorations and sketches by Franklin Sly and Tolman R. Reamer, Illustrators. 140 pages. 026106

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Presidential Campaigns from Washington to Roosevelt, McConnel, George Murray
397 Presidential Campaigns from Washington to Roosevelt
McConnel, George Murray
New York Rand McNally & Co. 1908 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
First Edition. Black cloth boards with unrubbed white and gilt lettering, eagle decorations on cover with white line border, gilt lettering on spine. Hint of light surface wear to corners, no fraying, no bumping. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 243 pgs. Illustrated with drawings. 012170

Price: 15.00 USD
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1776, McCullough, David
398 1776
McCullough, David
New York Simon & Schuster 2005 0743226712 / 9780743226714 First Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean first edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Unfaded blue boards with dark blue cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean illustrated endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with color and black and white plates. 386 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, has one very short closed edge tear at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 027430

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Time of the Buffalo, Mchugh, Tom
399 The Time of the Buffalo
Mchugh, Tom
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1972 0394476182 / 9780394476186 First Hardcover Fine 
First Edition in clean dust jacket. Clean golden yellow cloth boards with blind-stamped running bisons on cover, gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs, drawings, maps. 339 pages with Bibliography, plus 11-page index, "About the Author" and "About the Type". Clean jacket has wear at top spine edge, a few edge chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A rich and comprehensive portrait of the magnificent beasts that once roamed from Alaska to the Carolinas "in numbers numberless." 028584

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Films Without Make-up, McIntyre, Ronald
400 Films Without Make-up
McIntyre, Ronald
Cairo, Egypt R. Schindler 1943 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Fair Jacket 
First Edition in tattered dust jacket. Clean gold cloth boards wtih red and black lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, clean maps on endpapers. Previous owner name and date (May, 1944 - Cairo) on half-title page. 339 pgs. Illustrated with photographs. Errata page at end of book. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, but has large pieces missing. Enclosed in new mylar cover. Scarce book. A screen reporter's story, and a timely record of history and countries seen through the eyes of the men who--in peace and war--live dangerously, travelling into the far corners of the earth. Author was the director of the NZ Army film production unit in the Middle East. 8vo. Journalism. 012486

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