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41 Masterpieces of African-American Literature
Magill, Frank N.
Harper Collins 1992 0-06-270066-9 / 9780062700667 First Soft Cover Fine 
Very clean glossy softcover book. No chipping or creasing. No names or writing inside. 593 pgs. with index. All pages bright and clean. 8-1/2" x 9". Literature. WARD01624

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A Traveller in Romance - Uncollected Writings 1901-1964, Maugham, W. Somerset (John Whitehead, Editor)
42 A Traveller in Romance - Uncollected Writings 1901-1964
Maugham, W. Somerset (John Whitehead, Editor)
New York Clarkson N. Potter 1985 0-517-55618-9 / 9780517556184 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First American Edition, First Printing (with full number line on copyright page), in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean unfaded black cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean dark gray endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 275 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped (16.95 on front inside flap), no tears. Photo of Maugham on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023384

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History and Rhymes of the Lost Battalion, McCollum, Buck Private
43 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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Best American Humorous Short Stories, Miscellaneous
44 Best American Humorous Short Stories
Miscellaneous
New York Modern Library 1945 Later printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Modern Library No. 87. Later edition (1945 - 1966), with "A Modern Library Book" on front panel of dustjacket beneath "43 stories by 31 authors." Toledano binding no. 8. Clean gray cloth boards with burgundy title box, gold lettering on cover and spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with pink top-stained upper page edges. Clean Kent illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Edited, with an Introductory Note, by Robert N. Linscott. 436 pages with index. Clean bright color illustrated dustjacket is price clipped at top corner of front inside flap, unchipped, two short closed edge tears. 408 titles listed on verso of dustjacket. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Includes stories by Dorothy Parker, Mark Twain, Robert Benchley, James Thurber, S. J. Perelman and more. 023078

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A Liberal in Wartime - The Education of Albert DeSilver (Wartime Associate Director, American Civil Liberties Union), Nelles, Walter
45 A Liberal in Wartime - The Education of Albert DeSilver (Wartime Associate Director, American Civil Liberties Union)
Nelles, Walter
New York W. W. Norton 1940 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean stated first edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Pale blue cloth boards with dark blue title box, silver lettering on spine. Light dust soiling. No fraying 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. Edited by Lewis Gannett, Introduction by Roger N. Baldwin. 221 pages. Dust jacket is clean, not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), has surface scrape on spine (approx size of a nickel), slight wear at top and bottom spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026220

Price: 50.00 USD
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46 N.Y., N.Y.
Oursler, Will
New York Coward-McCann 1954 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
372 pgs. Novel about New York City and all its characters and places. Clean blue cloth boards. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Dust soiling to endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Bright, clean unchipped dustjacket is price clipped, has light corner wear, two small closed tears at top rear panel. Enclosed in new mylar cover. 8vo. Fiction. 001442

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The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life, Parkman, Francis
47 The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life
Parkman, Francis
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1925 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Jacket 
First thus, numbered Limited Edition, of which this is number 400. Published 1925 by Little Brown, with beautiful tipped in color illustrations by N. C. Wyeth and Frederic Remington. Beige boards with red cloth corner and spine, bright gold lettering on spine; small Remington drawing on cover. Hint of very light soiling to front beige areas. Pinhead size spots of wear at base of spine corners. Gilt top page edges, others page edges deckled. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. All illustrations are present and clean. 364 pages. A lovely book! 026891

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48 Diary of Samuel Pepys (in two volumes) - Decyphered by the Rev. J. Smith M.A., from the Original Shorthand Ms. in the Pepysian Library, Cambridge; with notes by Richard Lord Braybrooke
Pepys, Samuel
London J. M. Dent 1925 Third printing Hardcover very good+ very good minus Jacket 
Two volumes (complete) in original dustjackets. Illustrated with 34 drawings in crayon and pen and ink by Major Benton Fletcher. Clean blue cloth boards with gold line border and small gold sailing ship decoration on cover. No bumping or wear. Bindings are tight, no cracking; pages and edges are clean (some light foxing); no previous owner markings. Volume 1 - 666 pp. Volume 2 - 719 pp. with index. Introduction by Guy N. Pocock. Blue dustjackets with pressed cameo portrait of Pepys on front panel, black lettering. Some browning to spine area of jackets, a few small faint water spots; chip the size of a quarter at lower spine of volume 2; shallow chipping at top and bottom spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar covers. "First Published in this Edition 1924 - Reprinted 1925 (twice)" on copyright page. 020353

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Sherlock Holmes File - The Many Personae of Sherlock Holmes on Stage, in Film, and in Advertising, Pointer, Michael
49 Sherlock Holmes File - The Many Personae of Sherlock Holmes on Stage, in Film, and in Advertising
Pointer, Michael
New York Clarkson N. Potter 1976 0517525607 / 9780517525609 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First American Edition in clean original jacket. Clean brown cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. Tiny chip to cloth at top edge of spine (small match-head in size) - otherwise no wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Profusely illustrated with black and white drawings and photographs. 168 pages with index. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, small price clip to upper corner of front inside flap, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 022030

Price: 30.00 USD
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Hot Rain, Portnoy, Howard N.
50 Hot Rain
Portnoy, Howard N.
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1977 399-11920-5 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition, signed by author, in original dustjacket. Clean unfaded black cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Tasteful previous owner bookplate on front free endpaper. Inscribed and signed by author on front fixed endpaper: "For Carol Mercer, Whom I'm sorry I missed the chance to meet personally. May your skies remain blue & lightning-free. - Warm Regards, Howard Portnoy". 334 pgs. Clean unchipped dustjacket is not price clipped (8.95 on front inside flap), very slight edge wear at base of spine, no tears, hint of light superficial rubbing. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Mysterious attacks of lightning begin victimizing a small midwestern town. Author's first book. 017874

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In God's Out-of-Doors, Quayle, William A.
51 In God's Out-of-Doors
Quayle, William A.
Cincinnati, OH Jennings & Graham 1902 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Clean decorated American trade binding. Green cloth boards with lighter green, yellow, black and gold decoration of stream, meadows, trees, golden sun's rays breaking the crest of the hills. Gold lettering on cover and spine. Decoration also on spine. Very light surface wear at spine corners. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright, with gilt top edges. Brief previous owner inscription neatly penned on front free endpaper. Printed on high quality glossy paper. Photographs interpretive of Nature by George N. Jennings, Mrs. Jacoby, Mr. J. F. Earhart, others (majority by Dr. Charles S. Parmenter); drawings are by Margaret Robbins. 232 pages. Beautiful book of essays, observations and poems regarding nature and the outdoors. 022766

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Lincoln's Commando - The biography of Commander William B. Cushing U.S.N., Roske, Ralph J. and Charles Van Doren
52 Lincoln's Commando - The biography of Commander William B. Cushing U.S.N.
Roske, Ralph J. and Charles Van Doren
New York Harper & Brothers 1957 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean unfaded red cloth boards with clean unfaded black cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers illustrated with maps; no names, writing or bookplates. 310 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs (8 pgs. with frontispiece). Clean dustjacket is not price clipped (4.50 on front inside flap), has a few tiny edge chips, very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Biography of William Barker Cushing, U.S.N., drawn from his letters and contemporary records. 017531

Price: 30.00 USD
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The Tortoiseshell Cat, Royde-Smith, N. G.
53 The Tortoiseshell Cat
Royde-Smith, N. G.
New York Boni & Liveright 1925 First Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Lavender cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. Hint of light soiling. Light wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright, with red top-stained page edges. Ink-stamp of women's university club on front free endpaper, with diagonal blank strip (card holder) on front fixed endpaper. 287 pgs. Novel set in London in 1912-13. Scarce. 014235

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Gold Crew, Scortia, Thomas N and Frank M Robinson
54 The Gold Crew
Scortia, Thomas N and Frank M Robinson
New York Warner Books 1980 0446512028 / 9780446512022 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with full number line on copyright page. Clean light beige boards with clean green cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers illustrated with blueprint of U.S.S. Alaska; no names, writing or marks. 435 pp. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped (11.95 on front inside flap), unchipped, a few very tiny edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A suspenseful novel about a mammoth missle-bearing submarine on patrol and cut off from contact with the outside world, being deliberately misled to believe that Russia had attacked the U.S. 019704

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The Little Spotted Seal, Sheridan, Sol. N.
55 The Little Spotted Seal
Sheridan, Sol. N.
New York Harper & Brothers 1929 First Hardcover Good No Dust jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page. Green cloth boards with black lettering, black spotted baby seal on cover, black lettering on spine. Light soiling. No fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers; no previous owner markings. Illustrated by Mahlon Blaine. 192 pages. 022486

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Search for the Last Undiscovered Animals, Shuker, Karl P. N.
56 The Search for the Last Undiscovered Animals
Shuker, Karl P. N.
Fall River Press 2007 1435101316 / 9781435101319 First Hardcover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
First Printing of the Fall River Press edition with full number line, in clean unchipped dust jacket. Clean white boards with gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated in black and white. 322 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears; enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Cryptozoology (the study of hidden animals) has become an increasingly hot topic. As researchers probe deeper and deeper into jungles and wilderness areas, they uncover astonishing species of animals and plants that were previously unknown or only the subjects of folklore or rumor. For years, Dr. Karl P. N. Shuker has been researching these creatures on the borderline of the known. 026997

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Poplollies and Bellibones: A Celebration of Lost Words, Sperling, Susan Kelz
57 Poplollies and Bellibones: A Celebration of Lost Words
Sperling, Susan Kelz
New York Clarkson N. Potter, Inx. 1977 0517530791 / 9780517530795 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in dust jacket. Clean green cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Clean blank endpapers; no names, writing or marks. With fifty drawings by George Moran. Foreword by Willard R. Espy. 114 pages with bibliography. Dust jacket is clean, with slight age-toning; small price clip to upper corner of front inside flap, a shallow chip at top of rear panel edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024677

Price: 10.00 USD
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Henry Esmond, Thackeray, William M.
58 Henry Esmond
Thackeray, William M.
New York Modern Library 1950 Later printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Modern Library No. 80 in dustjacket. Clean gray cloth boards with green title box, gold lettering on cover and spine. Toledano binding no. 8. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean Kent style endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 615 pp. Introduction by Gordon N. Ray. Clean dustjacket is price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap, has small edge chips and a few short closed edge tears. 365 titles listed on verso of jacket. 020062

Price: 15.00 USD
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59 Belonging: A Questioning Catholic comes To Terms with the Church
Vardey, Lucinda
New York Clarkson N. Potter, Inc. 1988 0-517-57228-1 / 9780517572283 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean dark green boards with green cloth spine, white lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. 209 pgs. Dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Religion. 009896

Price: 10.00 USD
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Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, Vasari (Linscott, Robert N., Editor)
60 Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects
Vasari (Linscott, Robert N., Editor)
New York Modern Library 1967 Later printing Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Modern Library No. 190 in dust jacket. Toledano binding no. 13. Clean black cloth boards with blind-stamped "ml" on cover, bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean Fujita endpapers (small remnant of paper price ticket at upper corner of front free endpaper). No names, writing or bookplates. 436 pages. Dust jacket is price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap, a few short closed edge tears, one small rub on front panel from sticker removal. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023051

Price: 18.00 USD
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