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Dear Miss Breed, Oppenheim, Joanne
461 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
462 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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Dissenter On the Bench: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Life and Work, Ortiz, Victoria
463 Dissenter On the Bench: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Life and Work
Ortiz, Victoria
Boston Clarion Books (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) 2019 054497364X / 9780544973640 First Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean photo-illustrated boards - no bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean bright red endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with wonderful photographs. 199 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, unchipped, one short closed edge tear at corner of rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 028206

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From the Mouth of the Lion - Told by a Prisoner of Japan, Osborn, L. C.
464 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
465 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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Slopes of Lebanon, Oz, Amos
466 Slopes of Lebanon
Oz, Amos
New York Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1989 0151830908 / 9780151830909 First Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, first printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean yellow-beige boards with beige cloth spine, crisp red lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages are clean. Blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. No remainder marks. Translated from the Hebrew by Maurie Goldberg-Bartura. 241 pages. Clean jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, slightest hint of shadow where sticker was removed from rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 028412

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Farewell In Splendor - The Passing of Queen Victoria and Her Age, Packard, Jerrold M.
467 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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To Secure These Blessings, Padover, Saul K.
468 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
469 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.
470 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

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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)
471 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

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Out in the Noonday Sun: Edwardians in the Tropics, Pakenham, Valerie
472 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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473 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
474 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
475 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
476 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
477 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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The Seats of the Mighty - Being the Memoirs of Captain Robert Moray, Sometime an Officer in the Virginia Regiment, and Afterwards of Amherst's Regiment, Parker, Gilbert
478 The Seats of the Mighty - Being the Memoirs of Captain Robert Moray, Sometime an Officer in the Virginia Regiment, and Afterwards of Amherst's Regiment
Parker, Gilbert
Toronto Copp, Clarke Company, Limited 1896 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Beautiful first Canadian Edition - decorated cloth binding. Very clean unworn green buckram cloth boards with black botanical decoration on cover and spine, stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with browning to endpapers only; very faint previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of blank fly and top edge of front paste down. Twelve full page black and white illustrations, including double page map (A Plan of the River St. Lawrence with the Operations of the Siege of Quebec). 376 pages. 025375

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Gods and  Men - The Origins of Western Culture, Parkes, Henry Bamford
479 Gods and Men - The Origins of Western Culture
Parkes, Henry Bamford
London Routledge and Kegan Paul Ltd. 1960 First Hardcover Very Good+ Good Jacket 
First Edition in original unclipped jacket. Clean maroon 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 previous owner markings. Illustrated with black and white plates. 489 pages with bibliography + seven page index. Jacket is not price clipped (45s.net on front inside flap), has small chips at top spine edge, three closed tears approx. 2". Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A narrative history and critical examination of the chief ideas that have gone into the making of our Western civilization. Deals wit hthe Biblical and post-Biblical Hebrews, the Greeks of the Classical and Hellenistic periods, the Romans, and the founders and early developers of Christianity. 022448

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The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life, Parkman, Francis
480 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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