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1 The Whispering Gallery: Leaves from the Diary of an Ex-Diplomat

New York Boni & Liveright 1926 First Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket Illustrated 
Clean light brown cloth boards with gold lettering on spine and gold lettering and title box on cover. Spine slightly faded. No surface wear or bumping. Small previous owner's name/date neatly penned on front free endpaper. Pages are clean and bright; no writing or marks. Illustrated with many beautiful portraits. 288 pgs. 014676

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The Glass of Fashion - Some Social Reflections, A Gentleman with A Duster
2 The Glass of Fashion - Some Social Reflections
A Gentleman with A Duster
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1921 First Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
First Edition. Green cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Very light soiling, small spot of wear-through to one corner tip. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. Frontispiece illustration with tissue guard. Many additional illustrations. 176 pages. 024088

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Living a Beautiful Life: Five Hundred Ways to Add Elegance, Order, Beauty, and Joy to Every Day of Your Life, Alexandra Stoddard
3 Living a Beautiful Life: Five Hundred Ways to Add Elegance, Order, Beauty, and Joy to Every Day of Your Life
Alexandra Stoddard
New York Random House 1986 0394555392 / 9780394555393 Later printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Later printing in clean unchipped dust jacket. Clean red boards with red cloth spine, gold initials on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear; narrow line of fading to top and bottom front board edges. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright, with red endpapers. Brief previous owner inscription on front free endpaper. Illustrated with drawings. 178 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An elegant, copious, and forever rereadable book which shows how to live a more beautiful and well-ordered life every single day. Hundreds of techniques for turning ordinary into the extraordinary, and for turning dull, irritating routinnes into life-enhancing rituals. 024392

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Death in the Dining Room and Other Tales of Victorian Culture, Ames, Kenneth
4 Death in the Dining Room and Other Tales of Victorian Culture
Ames, Kenneth
Philadelphia Temple University Press 1992 1566393337 / 9781566393331 First Paperback Very Good+ 
First Edition large trade paperback (approx. size: 8-1/2" x 11"). Covers are clean, uncreased, unchipped. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. Profusely illustrated with fascinating photographs of various aspects of society during the Victorian age. 265 pages with index. 026656

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Diaries of Court Ladies of Old Japan, Annie Shepley Omori and Kochi Doi (Translators)
5 Diaries of Court Ladies of Old Japan
Annie Shepley Omori and Kochi Doi (Translators)
Boston / New York Houghton Mifflin 1920 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
First Edition. Clean brown paper-covered boards with beige cloth spine. Gold Japanese lettering on cover, gold lettering in English on spine. Small spots of wear-through to lower corner tips, very small spots of wear to lower spine corners. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with previous owner name ink-stamped at top of front free endpaper and front paste-down. With an Introduction by Amy Lowell. Illustrations in black and white and full color, including lovely color frontispiece with clean tissue guard. 201 pages with Appendix. 027046

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Change! 71 Glimpses of the Future, Asimov, Isaac
6 Change! 71 Glimpses of the Future
Asimov, Isaac
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1981 0-395-31545-X / 9780395315453 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Clean green cloth boards with bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 201 pgs. Clean silver dustjacket is not price clipped, no chips, no wear, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Essays on the future in space, science, aging, the environment, sexuality and more by the great Isaac Asimov. 8vo. Science. 014800

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The Big City, or the New Mayhew, Atkinson, Alex and Ronald Searle
7 The Big City, or the New Mayhew
Atkinson, Alex and Ronald Searle
New York George Braziller, Inc. 1959 First Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket Ronald Searle, Illustrator 
First Edition in clean original dust jacket. Clean blue paper covered boards with black lettering on cover, clean unfaded black cloth spine with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Wonderful illustrations by Ronald Searle. 111 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, a few very tiny closed edge tears, small price clip on front inside flap at lower corner. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. What REALLY goes on in the big city. 024230

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The Making of Society, Bierstedt, Robert (Editor)
8 The Making of Society
Bierstedt, Robert (Editor)
New York Modern Library 1959 Revised Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Modern Library No. 183 in unclipped jacket. Toledano binding no. 8. Dark blue cloth boards with black title box, gold lettering on cover and spine. No fading, bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with top stained upper text block edges, clean Kent style endpapers. Small previous owner name neatly stamped inconspicuously on title page. Edited and with an Introduction by Robert Bierstedt. Revised Edition. 557 pages. Clean jacket is not price clipped (1.95 on front inside flap), slight edge wear at top and bottom spine edges, no tears. 403 titles listed on verso of jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 027438

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Friday Night Lights - A Town, a Team, and a Dream, Bissinger, H. G.
9 Friday Night Lights - A Town, a Team, and a Dream
Bissinger, H. G.
Addison Wesley Publishing Co. 1990 0201196778 / 9780201196771 First Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing ("First Printing, July 1990" with letter line beginning with "A"). Clean unfaded black cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 357 pgs. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, no tears; mere hint of light surface rubbing. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Book documents the coach and players of a high school football team of Odessa, Texas and the town's obsession with the game. Made into a film in 2004 and a television series which premiered in 2006. 018507

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Emissaries: The Overseas Work of The American YWCA 1895-1970, Boyd, Nancy
10 Emissaries: The Overseas Work of The American YWCA 1895-1970
Boyd, Nancy
New York, New York, U.S.A. The Woman's Press 1986 0-9614878-0-1 / 9780961487805 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
First Edition. Clean unfaded red cloth boards with gold 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. 337 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean unfaded dustjacket is not price clipped, has several closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Between 1895 and 1970 9ver 800 professional female staff served overseas as educators, social workers, public health experts, camp directors, managers of hostels, and agricultural advisors. All served under the YWCA rubric, and this book outlines their mission and circumstances which were arduous, sometimes dangerous, and occasionally fatal. Approx. 6-1/2" x 9-1/2". Religion. 016925

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A Few Brass Tacks, Bromfield, Louis
11 A Few Brass Tacks
Bromfield, Louis
New York Harper & Brothers 1946 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in original jacket. Clean black cloth boards with gold title box 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. 303 pp. Clean dustjacket is price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap, clean (age-toning to white rear panel), shallow chipping to top spine edge, fading to red background on spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Louis Bromfield's essays on the political, economic and social problems of the time (and of ours). 020813

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Black Ship to Hell, Brophy, Brigid
12 Black Ship to Hell
Brophy, Brigid
New York Harcourt Brace & World 1962 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
"First American Edition" stated on copyright page. Clean unfaded blue-black cloth boards with unchipped gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 492 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with slightest hint of edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A book which analyzes the origins, history, and manifestations of the destructive impulse that exists in human beings. 018509

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No Duty to Retreat: Violence and Values in American History and Society, Brown, Richard Maxwell
13 No Duty to Retreat: Violence and Values in American History and Society
Brown, Richard Maxwell
U.S.A. Oxford University Press 1991 0195045106 / 9780195045109 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing, in clean unclipped dust jacket, SIGNED by author. Clean black boards with black cloth spine, unchipped metallic lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Signed by author on front free endpaper: "For John Baldwin, Always my Best, Dick Brown - April 16, 1992." 268 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An engrossing account of the idea of self-defense emerged, focusing in particular on the gunfights of the American frontier and their impact on our legal traditions. 024171

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14 Paradise Planters: The Story of Brook Farm
Burton, Katherine
Longmans, Green & Co. 1939 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. 336 pgs. with index. 8vo. Sociology. 008383

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The Emperor of Ocean Park, Carter, Stephen L.
15 The Emperor of Ocean Park
Carter, Stephen L.
New York Alfred A. Knopf 2002 0-375-41363-4 / 9780375413636 First Hard Cover Near Fine Fine Jacket Signed
Stated First Edition, signed by author. Clean unfaded red boards with black spine, bright silver lettering on spine. Hint of slightest surface wear to corners. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. No other marks, writing or bookplates. 657 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Author's first novel which won great reviews, this is a novel of suspense as well as a work of astute social observation. Set in two privileged worlds: the upper crust African American society of the eastern seaboard--old families who summer on Martha's Vineyard--and the inner circle of an Ivy League law school. 8vo. Fiction. 015567

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16 The Natural History of the Rich: A Field Guide
Conniff, Richard
New York/London W. W. Norton 2002 0-393-01965-9 / 9780393019650 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean beige boards with rust red spine, silver lettering on spine. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 344 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Are the rich really different from you and me? According to this book, they are indeed, and this is addressed with some humor. 8 vo.. Society. 011106

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17 Growing Up Black
David, Jay (editor)
New York William Morrow & Co. 1968 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean gray boards with black cloth spine, red lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean. Red endpapers. Small inscription on front free endpaper. 256 pgs. Clean dustjacket is price clipped, has some corner wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Black Interest. 008396

Price: 10.00 USD
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18 Seven Against the Night
Eldridge, Paul
New York/London Thomas Yoseloff 1960 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean burgundy cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. No fraying, very little wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. No names or bookplates. 539 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few very short closed edge tears (1/4" or less). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The story of seven great men who changed history by waging battle against the forces of darkness--fears, superstitions and prejudice. 8vo. History. 008738

Price: 12.00 USD
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What We Wore: an Offbeat Social History of Women's Clothing, 1950 to 1980, Ellen Melinkoff
19 What We Wore: an Offbeat Social History of Women's Clothing, 1950 to 1980
Ellen Melinkoff
William Morrow & Co 1984 0688022286 / 9780688022280 First Unknown Near Fine 
Very clean first printing (Quill edition). Softcover with no chipping, creasing or curling. Size approx. 5-1/2" x 8-1/4". Pages and edges are clean, with no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with many black and white photographs. 203 pages. 026373

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The Monochrome Society, Etzioni, Amitai
20 The Monochrome Society
Etzioni, Amitai
Princeton/Oxford Princeton University Press 2001 0-691-07090-3 / 9780691070902 First Hard Cover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
Clean beige cloth boards with metallic lettering on spine. No fraying or wear; tiny bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean black endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 309 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Social Conditions. 015417

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