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The Irish, O'Hanlon, Thomas J.
461 The Irish
O'Hanlon, Thomas J.
Harper & Row 1975 0-06-013238-8 / 9780060132385 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket Photographs By Frank Monaco 
Stated First Edition. Clean black cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. Clean green endpapers. 316 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Gift quality, collectible book. 8vo. Ireland. 012251

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Castles: An Introduction to the Castles of England and Wales, O'Neil, B. H. St. J.
462 Castles: An Introduction to the Castles of England and Wales
O'Neil, B. H. St. J.
London Her Majesty's Stationery Office 1954 Hard Cover Near FIne Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean green cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Hint of slightest surface rub to corner of front and rear board (very negligible--hardly worth mentioning). Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers. Tiny date neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper--no names or bookplates. 65 pgs. Illustrated with photographs and diagrams. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 12mo. Great Britain. 012992

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Diplomatic Days, O'Shaughnessy, Edith
463 Diplomatic Days
O'Shaughnessy, Edith
New York/London Harper & Brothers 1917 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in excellent original dustjacket. Very clean unfaded red cloth boards with gold lettering, line border and small eagle design on cover, gold lettering and eagle design on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with gilt top page edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 338 pgs. Illustrated with photographs. Very clean DUSTJACKET with author's photo on front panel is unclipped, unchipped, with hint of edge wear and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A beautiful collectible quality first edition. The author takes the reader into her intimate confidence as she tells of her many contacts with men and women who have played their parts in changing the course of world history and have contributed to the interest and charm of diplomatic society. 015134

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The Snows of December, Olivier, Daria
464 The Snows of December
Olivier, Daria
New York McGraw Hill 1959 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Very clean blue cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying, hint of wear at top of spine. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 307 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight edge wear, a few small nicks and closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Turbulent, exciting 1825 Russia--this book recaptures the grand tradition of the Russian novel. 8vo. Historical Fiction. 012477

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Dear Miss Breed, Oppenheim, Joanne
465 Dear Miss Breed
Oppenheim, Joanne
Scholastic Nonfiction 2006 0439569923 / 9780439569927 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First printing in clean unclipped jacket. Glossy illustrated boards. Large book - 8-3/4" x 10-1/2". No wear, binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean red endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs, images and drawings. 288 pages. Clean crisp dustjacket is not price clipped (22.99 US on front inside flap), unchipped, no wear, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. True stories of the Japanese American incarcerations during World War II and a Librarian who made a difference. 022032

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The Outlander, Orr, Myron David
466 The Outlander
Orr, Myron David
New York Thomas Bouregy and Company 1959 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition, SIGNED by the author, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean black cloth boards with bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and signed by author on front free endpaper: "To Gene Eldridge, Sincerely, Dave M. Orr." 256 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is not price clipped (3.95 on front inside flap). Jacket design by Garrett Orr. A few tiny closed edge tears. Photograph and bio of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. After the War of 1812, Edward Biddle returned to Philadelphia. But because of the taint of his father's disloyalty to the American cause, he was publicly snubbed by the "loyal" Biddles, and two years later, in 1819, he left Philadelphia for the heart of the vast Michigan Territory -- Mackinac Island -- where the code was WHAT, not WHO one was. Set against the exciting history of the roaring Michigan Territory and the turbulent struggle of America's great fur trading empires, this is a story of wealth and power, of murder and violence...and of a love that changes the direction and lives of countless people. 026313

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From the Mouth of the Lion - Told by a Prisoner of Japan, Osborn, L. C.
467 From the Mouth of the Lion - Told by a Prisoner of Japan
Osborn, L. C.
Elyria, Ohio, USA L. C. Osborne 1943 First softcover Very Good 
Beige softcover booklet, staple bound, with red decoration and black and red lettering on cover. No chipping. Clean except for extremely faint spot on cover (size of a nickel). Very small crease at lower front corner. 64 pgs. Illustrated with photographs and maps. No names, writing or marks. Light foxing to first and last page. True story of a man who was a missionary in China for 27 years who became a prisoner of the Chinese Revolutionists and then a prisoner of the Japanese. 018499

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When Dewey came to Manila Or Among the Filipinos, Otis, James
468 When Dewey came to Manila Or Among the Filipinos
Otis, James
Boston Dana Estes & Company 1899 First Hardcover Near Fine no dust jacket 
First Edition decorated American trade binding. Copyright, 1899 on copyright page, 1899 on title page. Very clean blue cloth boards with dark blue and gold decoration, gold lettering, red stars on cover; blue lettering and stars on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (slight age toning to page edges), with clean floral endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with page decorations and full page drawings. 107 pages. 025179

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Farewell In Splendor - The Passing of Queen Victoria and Her Age, Packard, Jerrold M.
469 Farewell In Splendor - The Passing of Queen Victoria and Her Age
Packard, Jerrold M.
New York Dutton 1995 First Hardcover Very Good+ Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (with full number line on copyright page) in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean maroon boards with cream spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fading. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white glossy plates. 294 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025967

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The Titanic and the Californian, Padfield, Peter
470 The Titanic and the Californian
Padfield, Peter
New York John Day 1966 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
"First American Edition" stated on copyright page, in original unclipped jacket. Clean beige cloth boards with brown lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Small price (in ink) at top corner of front free endpaper. 318 pp. with index. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Clean jacket is unchipped, not price clipped (5.95 on front inside flap), very slight edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The Titanic disaster and the truth about Captain Lord of the Californian who was blamed by two formal investigations for not going to the rescue of the sinking ocean liner. 019558

Price: 120.00 USD
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To Secure These Blessings, Padover, Saul K.
471 To Secure These Blessings
Padover, Saul K.
New York Washington Square Press / Ridge Press 1962 Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean book in original dust jacket. Beige cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Clean gray endpapers, with small previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper. Illustrated with black and white plates. 464 pages with index. Dust jacket is not price clipped (7.50 on front inside flap), has a few tiny edge chips, closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Copyright 1962, no additional printings listed. The debates of the Founding Fathers of the Unioted States of America arranged according to the sections of the Constitution to which they refer. Hitherto published only in chronological form, the debates now take on new brilliance and clarity. 024899

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Red Rock: A Chronicle of Reconstruction, Page, Thomas Nelson
472 Red Rock: A Chronicle of Reconstruction
Page, Thomas Nelson
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1899 First Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket B. West Clinedinst, Illustrator 
Very clean green cloth boards with gilt decoration and lettering on cover and spine. Decorated American trade binding is signed (monogram MA on cover - Margaret Armstrong). No fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name and date (1900) beautifully penned on front free endpaper. Frontis illustration with clean tissue guard; 10 additional illustrations by B. West Clinedinst. 584 pgs. 8vo. historical Fiction. 011747

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The Greater America, Paine, Ralph D.
473 The Greater America
Paine, Ralph D.
New York The Outing Publishing Company 1907 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Jacket 
First Edition decorated American trade binding. Clean green cloth boards with striking black and white illustration of a town in the foothills of the mountains with a train passing through, stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. Tiny spots of wear to several corners. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated throughout with full page black and white photographs. 327 pages + one page of publisher's advertising at rear of book. 025201

Price: 50.00 USD
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The Selected Work of Tom Paine - Including Common Sense, Crisis Papers, Rights of Man, The Age of Reason and Citizen Tom Paine, by Howard Fast, Paine, Tom (and Howard Fast)
474 The Selected Work of Tom Paine - Including Common Sense, Crisis Papers, Rights of Man, The Age of Reason and Citizen Tom Paine, by Howard Fast
Paine, Tom (and Howard Fast)
New York Modern Library 1946 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Modern Library Edition in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with red oval torchbearer logo on cover and spine, red title box with gold lettering on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (slight yellowing), with blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 640 pages. Dust jacket is clean, not price clipped (1.75 on front inside flap), very slight edge wear and shallow chipping at top left spine end (1/16" max). Small chip at top edge of rear panel (size of small pea). 309 titles listed on inverse of jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026387

Price: 32.00 USD
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Out in the Noonday Sun: Edwardians in the Tropics, Pakenham, Valerie
475 Out in the Noonday Sun: Edwardians in the Tropics
Pakenham, Valerie
New York Random House 1985 0394522567 / 9780394522562 Book Club Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean large hardcover book in clean dust jacket. Bright yellow cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean decorated endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Liberally illustrated with drawings and photographs. 255 pages. Dust jacket is clean, has two short closed edge tears at base of front panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An affectionate and ironic portrait of those Edwardian adventurers who set out for the tropics when the Imperial sun was at its zenith--only to find that sometimes the heat was too much for them. Drawing from letters, diaries and memoirs of the period, Valerie Pakenham brings us the lives of these remarkable men and women who passed their days--flamboyantly, desperately and at times degeneratively--with little company but the mongoose and a stiff cup of tea. 025599

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476 The Notebooks of Sologdin
Panin, Dimitri
New York/London Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1973 0-15-166995-3 / 9780151669950 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition, with publisher's review slip laid in. Clean unfaded black boards with clean beige cloth spine, gold and black 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, with slight offset (brown shadow) from newspaper clipping which was enclosed. Clean unfaded dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, with one tiny closed tear at top edge of rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The author gives his own account of life in death camps in the Soviet Union. 8vo. Biography. 016790

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Ooty Preserved - A Victorian Hill Station in India, Panter-Downes, Mollie
477 Ooty Preserved - A Victorian Hill Station in India
Panter-Downes, Mollie
New York Farrar Straus Giroux 1967 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First American Edition (stated) in original jacket. Clean orange cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name and date neatly penned on front free endpaper. 134 pp. with black & white photo illustrations. Dustjacket is price clipped, very shallow chipping at top spine edge (under 1/4"), very light soiling, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Story of Ootacamund, or Ooty as it was affectionately called--once the queen of the Hill Stations to which the British repaired to escape the heat of the plains of India. 020610

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Two Women and a War, Paquin, Grete and Renate Hagen
478 Two Women and a War
Paquin, Grete and Renate Hagen
Philadelphia Muhlenberg Press 1953 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean red cloth boards with clean black cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. Hint of slight surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. There is some tape residue on otherwise clean gray endpapers; very small previous owner name label (return address label) at upper corner of front free endpaper. Unchipped dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few tiny closed edge tears, slight fading to spine, slight darkening to upper and lower edges from reinforcement tape applied to blank side of dustjacket. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. World War II. 015101

Price: 30.00 USD
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Korean Adventure (The Bishop of Pittsburgh), Pardue, Austin
479 Korean Adventure (The Bishop of Pittsburgh)
Pardue, Austin
New York Morehouse-Gorham Co. 1953 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original clean dust jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with nineteen wonderful black and white photographs. 212 pages. Dust jacket is clean, has closed tears at base of spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. In 1952 Bishop Pardue was preaching at St. Paul's cathedral in London and while there he met Major General John P. McConnell, commanding general of the U.S. Air Force in Britain. He invited the bishop to go on a tour of the American air bases throughout England to talk to the men. This he did and was so greatly impressed with the spirit he found and with what he saw that on returning to America he went to the Pentagon and there had lunch with General Twining and General Cabell and gave them a report of his experience. He offered his services for any further preaching tours. He was invited to go to Korea for a mission at frontline combat air bases. The actual trip was made in January and February of 1953. This book is the result of a series of bulletins which Bishop Pardue sent home. 025798

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The Power and the Glory, Parker, Gilbert
480 The Power and the Glory
Parker, Gilbert
New York Harper & Brothers 1925 Third Printing Hardcover Good Very Good Jacket 
Third printing in original dust jacket. Black cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. Light soiling to cloth edges, no fraying or wear-through. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Color frontis illustration of LaSalle at the mouth of the Mississippi. 339 pages. Dust jacket is corner clipped - "price $" still showing at top edge near clip; jacket is clean with a few edge chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An historical novel about the great explorer, LaSalle. 023202

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