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The Brearley Bulletin Fall 1981

By: N/A

Price: $25.50

Publisher: New York, The Brearley School:

Stock No.: 74321

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Highlights of the events at the New York City school and with information on the Class of 1981. In good shape, but with inkings on one page and some rubbing on the covers. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 52 pages View more info

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The Bluebird Books Book Bag: 2 each (American made)

By: N/A

Price: $24.99

Stock No.: 79501

Condition: New


A pair (2 each) of these heavy-duty bags for hauling your books around, and they also work great for groceries. The bags are made from 100% natural, unbleached cotton; with gusseted sides and a flat bottom. With lock-stitched sewing and heavy-duty cloth handles; the bags fold flat and are machine washable. The fabric weight is a strong 10 ounce canvas duck and can easily hold 40 pounds (19 kilos). Made in USA, and measuring 12 inches wide x 16 inches tall x 6 inches deep. Silkscreened in dark blue with the logo of Bluebird Books of Littleton, Colorado.; 12" wide x 16" tall x 6" de... View more info

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Struggling Upward or Luke Larkin's Luck

By: ALGER, Jr Horatio

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, New York Book Company: 1910

Stock No.: 73610

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


In soiled peach cloth-covered boards, with severely browned, somewhat fragile interior. Illustration of young boy sailing a boat on cover. With oak leaf decorations at endpapers and frontis illustration; prev. owner's name on front pastedown. Though fragile, volume is intact and complete. ; 12mo (7 to 7-1/2 in. tall); 168 pages View more info

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Ralph Raymond's Heir

By: ALGER, Jr, Horatio

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Consolidated Retail Booksellers:

Stock No.: 73628

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


In tan cloth-covered boards, with illustration in green and black; lettering in black and gilt on cover & spine. Soiled spots on covers; and with some edgewear. Interior bright but somewhat loose; dampstain on first few pages. Volume bears no date, but likely published c.1900-1925. A typical example of one of author's 'pulled up by one's own bootstraps' novels. ; Boys' Select Library; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 154 pages View more info

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The Siege of the Villa Lipp

By: AMBLER, Eric

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 31015

ISBN: 0394499824

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


First edition, first printing (so designated with Random House number line beginning in "2" and stated First Edition on copyright page). The author of "A Coffin for Dimitrios" presents the world of the "Able Criminal". --- In white paper-covered boards backed in black cloth. Jacket with Stan Zagorowski color illustration on cover. --- With a couple of nicks and soiled spots to covers & prior owner's booklplate affixed to front paste-down; else a bright, firm, unmarked copy. Unclippped jacket with a little rubbing, is bright and in removable mylar protector.; 8vo 8"... View more info

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Yellow Dog

By: AMIS, Martin

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Miramax Books / Hyperion: 2003

Edition: First US Edition

Stock No.: 50604

ISBN: 1401352030

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


First printing of Martin Amis's novel, in which his principal character Xan Meo experiences the seedy side of London. --- In charcoal paper-covered boards backed in black paper, with silver-stamped spine titling. Jacket features detail from an airliner on the ground. --- A very nice copy: bright, tightly-bound and unmarked in similar, unclipped jacket.; 50604; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); 340 pages View more info

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New York, New York The City in Art and Literature

By: Art, The Metropolitan Museum Of; Lach, William (Foreward) & Astor, Brooke (Introduction)

Price: $11.50

Publisher: Universe Publishing: 2001

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Stock No.: 71255

ISBN: 0789305216

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Very appealing look at New York City by way of artworks in collection of Metropolitan Museum of Art. In decorative covers featuring two views of Flatiron Building on frt and back; with matching images on dust jacket. Book has minor curl from past storage position; w/inked inscription covering full endpaper; minor lower edge bump. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 146 pages View more info

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England, First and Last

By: Baily, Paul

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Viking: 1985

Stock No.: 71379

ISBN: 0670804045

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Sequel to author's memoir of his childhood when he was evacuated from Britain to the US during WWII; this volume is about his return after the war to England. In tan half cloth and brown paperboard. Clean, bright & tight; unmarked interior. Dust wrapper is lightly scuffed & w/priceclipped flap, in removable mylar protector. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 212 pages View more info

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Possible Future Petroleum Provinces of North America : A Symposium Conducted by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Papers Presented at the Thirty-fifth Annual Meeting of the Association, at Chicago, Illinois, April 24-27, 1950.

By: BALL, Max W.; BAKER, Arthur A.; COHEE, George V.; WHITNEY, Paul B.; BALL, Douglas (Editors)

Price: $37.00

Publisher: Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.A., American Association of Petroleum Geologists: 1951

Stock No.: 60675

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Exceptionally nice copy of findings of Chicago meeting. Presented with many maps, charts and diagrams. Extensive footnotes and cross-references. In tight, clean condition & in full cloth navy covers. This is an actual book, not an insta-print one. ; 60675; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Reinhart's Women

By: BERGER, Thomas

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, Delacorte Press / Seymour Lawrence: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 31519

ISBN: 0440074088

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Stated first printing of Thomas Berger's novel, the fourth of his works featuring his Carlo Reinhart character. In this story, the author describes the interactions of Reinhart with the many women in his life. --- In black paper-covered boards backed in black cloth, with author facsimile signature in gilt to cover, spine titling stamped in gilt. Jacket features Thomas Victor photographic portrait of the author to back flap. --- With faint strips of toning to cover edges, else a clean, tightly-bound, bright copy lacking additional damages. Unclipped, bright jacket with a few small tears to edge... View more info

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Changing the Past A Novel

By: Berger, Thomas

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston, Little Brown & Co: 1989

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Stock No.: 72470

ISBN: 0316091499

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket


Very sharp copy of author's comedic novel. With prev owner's bookplate, front free endpaper. Interior clean, bright and unmarked. First edition with full number line, publisher's page. Dust jacket bears original $18.95 flap price, now in removable mylar protector. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 320 pages View more info

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Ulltagsdeutsch - Everyday German

By: BIHL, J. K. L.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1945

Stock No.: 70535

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


A textbook, designed for the English-speaking student who wishes to write or speak the German language. Text presented side-by-side with English on left page, German on right (in Fraktur font), or left & right sides of individual pages. With various approaches to coversation, from simple to more complex. Also includes maps and tables of information which might be of use for a traveler in Germany or other German-speaking land. --- A probable first edition, though not so stated, as laid-in errata slip promises errors "will be corrected in the second printing. . ." In tan cloth-covered bo... View more info

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Why Do I Love These People? Honest and Amazing Stories of Real Families

By: Bronson, Po

Price: $19.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 2005

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 71084

ISBN: 1400062373

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


Impeccable copy, 1st Edit w/full number line publisher's page; signed on title page by author and in Brodart DJ protector. Retailer's "autographed copy" sticker frt cover. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 377 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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Birds of Europe

By: BRUUN, Bertel

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Golden Press/Western Publishing: 1971

Stock No.: 72703

ISBN: 1399576356

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Big, illustrated reprint of work first published by Hamlyn Publishing of England. In large quarto-sized format (approx 12 in. tall x 8-1/2 in. wide); with numerous full-color paintings by Arthur Singer. Book in full green cloth covers with bright gilt pheasant, cover; gilt lettering, spine. Interior clean, bright and unmarked; dust jacket priceclipped and with creasing at extremities. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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A Harvest of Stories From a Half Century of Writing

By: CANFIELD, Dorothy

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt Brace and Company: 1956

Stock No.: 73757

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


Book club edition in red-brown boards; clean, unmarked interior. Textblock edges toned and w/foxing. Dust jacket chipped and toned; with tears, abrasions and missing chunks at spine ends; in mylar protector. Collection of author's short stories divided into three parts: Vermont Memories; Men, Women--and Children; and War. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 352 pages View more info

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In Cold Blood

By: CAPOTE, Truman

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1965

Stock No.: 82043

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Stated seventh printing of Truman Capote's landmark work, an in-depth look at the grisly 1959 murder of a Kansas farmer, his wife, and two children. This work has been described as a "non fiction novel" because it reads like one. --- In maroon cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations in silver and gilt; dark blue topstain. Volume lacks the dust jacket. --- With whitish discoloration to topstain, inked gift inscription and ownership info. to front free endpaper, some rubbing to cloth, otherwise a firmly bound copy.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 343 pages View more info

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People of the Inland

By: CARTER, Jeff

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Adelaide, Australia, Rigby Limited: 1967

Stock No.: 60599

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


In this work, author Jeff Carter tours the sparsely-populated interior of Australia, speaking with everyday people about their lives and occupations. Per the jacket flap, he ". . .introduces a variety of men and women--drovers, rabbiters, dingo baiters, rodeo riders, 'roo shooters, members of a traveling circus, and children who take part in the School of the Air." With several black & white photos. --- In textured brown paper-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket features color photo of men crouched around a dying campfire. --- A clean, unmarked, tightly bound copy, t... View more info

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Reality Rules I: Picturing the World in Mathematics--The Fundamentals--(Vol. 1)

By: Casti, John L.

Price: $49.50

Publisher: New York, John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated: 1992

Edition: F

Stock No.: 70137

ISBN: 0471570214

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Complementary text to Vol. II ("The Frontier") , this book attempts to give us a window into the language of mathematics. Likely first edition with full number line publisher's page but unpriced DJ flap. Prev. Owner's inked name ffep. ; LK41279; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

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Falconer

By: CHEEVER, John

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A Knopf Inc: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 60426

ISBN: 0394410718

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Stated first edition, copyright page. John Cheever's novel is concerned with a man who has murdered his own brother. Per the jacket flap, this is the story of ". . .a substantial, upper-middle-class man. . .[who is propelled]. . .into crime, into prison and into an undreamed-of liberation." --- In full black cloth-covered boards with title in blind to cover; titling in silver to spine. Jacket features Nancy Crampton photographic portrait of the author to back panel. --- A very nice copy: clean, bright and unmarked but with corner of front free endpaper clipped off. Unclipped jacket wit... View more info

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Julia Child & Company

By: CHILD, Julia

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1978

Edition: Third Printing

Stock No.: 71310

ISBN: 0394735323

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


The incomparable Julia Child's lavish meals are a joy to behold; she tells you how to prepare them in this appealing copy of her late '70s cooking guide to her popular TV show. In decent shape, with incidental staining at cover edges & has 1/2" tear frt cover; minor wrinkling; interior has inked presentation remarks at front of volume; inked recipe info at back. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall View more info

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Studies in Rural History

By: CHOWDHURY, A. M. (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Dacca, Bangladesh, Asiatic Press: 1978

Stock No.: 71702

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Series of 6 research papers presented at annual Bangladesh Itihas Samiti conference. Presenters include M. Islam, S. Joarder, K. Siddiqui, A. Hossain, S. Akhter, S. Adnan, H. Z. Rahman, M. Hossain, B. K. Jahangir. In trade paper format, this volume is in good shape, tight and clean and very scarce in this edition.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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The Nigger of the Narcissus

By: CONRAD, Joseph

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1949

Stock No.: 71339

Condition: Very Good


Publ date 1949. Sharp copy of author's adventure tale set about the ship Narcissus. In full dark green cloth covers w/blindstamped likeness of author on cover; gilt decorations on spine. Dust jacket bears orig $2 flap price; is lightly chipped and repaired in 2 spots w/yellowing Scotch tape; now in removable mylar protector. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

Image for The Obama Nation  Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality

The Obama Nation Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality

By: CORSI, Jerome R.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Threshold Editions: 2008

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Stock No.: 71663

ISBN: 1416598065

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Critical look at US President; in a very nice copy. Clean and bright. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 384 pages View more info

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Danny the Champion of the World

By: DAHL, Roald

Price: $44.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1975

Stock No.: 82112

ISBN: 0394831039

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


Roald Dahl's adventure story features a boy, his dad and pheasants. Illustrations by Jill Bennett scattered throughout. With full number line indicating first printing of this edition. --- In pale blue paper-covered boards backed in tan cloth, with titling stamped in silver on spine. Jacket features James McMullen color illustration to front panel. --- With minor soiling to textblock edges, a little fading to covers and slight chafing to cover edges; otherwise a bright, unmarked, tightly-bound copy. Price-clipped dust jacket with creasing, chips, tears and with two-inch-long scuff to front co... View more info

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The War of Don Emmanuel's Nether Parts: A Novel

By: de Bernieres, Louis

Price: $29.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Co.: 1991

Stock No.: 60153

ISBN: 0688111297

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket


Author's first novel. Stated First US Edition; originally published in Britain. Black smudges lower & fore edges; otherwise clean, bright and unmarked. Dust jacket in top shape and in Brodart poly protector w/orig. $25.00 flap price unclipped. ; 60153; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 363 pages View more info

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Señor Vivo and the Coca Lord

By: De BERNIÈRES, Louis

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Vintage Books / Random House: 1998

Stock No.: 60620

ISBN: 0375700145

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Louis de Bernières's novel is set in a fictional South American country which has such high levels of violence and corruption that ". . .the only thing that works is magic." The novel has been described as "Inventive, witty, yet deadly serious. . ." in a review on the back cover. The author is perhaps best known for his novel, "Corelli's Mandolin". --- In wraps with colorful John Gall illustration to cover. --- The leaves are a bit tanned, else a tightly-bound, clean, unmarked copy. Publisher's promotional sticker to front cover.; Octavo - 8 to 9 in. tall; xiv, 331 pag... View more info

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Ride with Me, Mariah Montana

By: DOIG, Ivan

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Atheneum: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 31291

ISBN: 0689120192

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A first printing of Ivan Doig's novel, set in Montana and representing the third installment in his McCaskill family trilogy. With illustrated map of Montana. --- In tan paper-covered boards backed in brown cloth with author name to cover and spine titling, both in gilt. Jacket with mountain silhoutte illustration. --- An excellent copy lacking damages worthy of note. Unclipped jacket also in great shape and protected in removable clear mylar wrapper.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); (10), 324 pages View more info

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John Donne's Poetry: Authoritative Texts and Criticism (A Norton Critical Edition)

By: DONNE, John; CLEMENTS, A. L. (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., W. W. Norton & Company: [c.1970s]

Stock No.: 60322

ISBN: 0393096424

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


A collection of the great 17th century English poet's works. Poems selected, edited, and with a preface by A. L. Clements. Authoritative texts, with a lengthy series of critical essays by scholars and bibliography. Another in the excellent series by Norton, which informs the reader about period references which may not be known to modern readers; as well as backgrounds, sources and criticism, making this volume ideal for the student. --- In black & white wraps with image of Donne on cover. --- A heavily used copy, with extensive pencilings and inkings throughout; creases to spine.; Octavo (8 t... View more info

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Baudolino: A Novel

By: ECO, Umberto

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Inc.: 2002

Edition: First US Edition

Stock No.: 60165

ISBN: 0151006903

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


A first U.S. edition of Umberto Eco's novel, set in Constantinople during the 13th century's Fourth Crusade. Rendered into English from the Italian by William Weaver. The author is probably best known for his acclaimed novel "The Name of the Rose". --- In full turquoise paper-covered boards with copper foil titling to spine. Jacket features color detail from an unspecified period painting. --- With a little rubbing to edges of covers; else a tightly-bound, clean, bright copy. Unclipped jacket with a small tear at rear flap, else bright and in good shape.; 60165; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in... View more info

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The Pioneer Women of the West: Alta Edition

By: Ellet, Mrs. Elizabeth F.

Price: $27.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Porter & Coates:

Stock No.: 60640

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Undated copy, but bears inked ownership info and December 25, 1888 date front endpapers. First few pages separated but hanging literally by a thread. Otherwise book is intact but fragile. In pictorial brown covers. Some staining and interior penned notations. Partial spine crack mid-book confined to interior. ; 60640; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

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Handy German-English English-German Dictionary (The Handy Foreign Language Dictionaries series)

By: English Universities Press

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, David McKay Company, Inc.: [c.1950s-70s]

Stock No.: 71071

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


A functional, compact German-English / English-German translator, presenting translations as compiled by the English Universities Press. Nouns identified by grammatical gender. German language entries in Roman typeface. With concise German grammar and a table of irregular verbs. An entry in publisher's "Handy Foreign Language Dictionaries" series. An undated copy, possibly published c.1950s-70s. --- In full dark red linen finish paper-covered boards with titling in black on spine; wrapped in red and navy dust jacket. --- A clean, firmly bound copy, though with prior owner's signature ... View more info

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China A New History

By: FAIRBANK, John K.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Harvard University Press: 1994

Stock No.: 71656

ISBN: 0674116704

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Comprehensive history of China in a good softcover copy. Chock full of drawings, maps & photos. Slight cover curl, otherwise clean & tight. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 540 pages View more info

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Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey

By: Fonseca, Isabel

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A., Alfred A Knopf Inc: 1995

Stock No.: 60484

ISBN: 0679406786

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Stated 2nd prtg. Of work examining history and ways of the Gypsy ["Roma"] people. In super shape; solid and tight w/sm. Coffee stain top edge. ; 60484; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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A New Time for Mexico Translated from the Spanish by Marina Gutman Castaneda and the author.

By: Fuentes, Carlos.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: London, Bloomsbury: 1997

Stock No.: 72318

ISBN: 0747534020

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Good copy, clean & bright interior. Very sm tear, DJ corner. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 224 pages View more info

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Freddy's Book

By: Gardner, John; Biamonte, Daniel

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 71408

ISBN: 039450920x

Condition: Good+ in Good dust jacket


Author's novel in a decent copy; in full white cloth covers; spine cocked. Interior clean and bright. Dust jacket w/smudge frt cover; priceclip flap; toned spine whereupon front and back combine to form complete image. DJ features antlered animals & Freddy [presumably] artwork by Daniel Biamonte. In removable mylar protector. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 245 pages View more info

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Pilgrim's Progress in Words of One Syllable

By: GODOLPHIN, Mary; BUNYAN, John

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, McLoughlin Brothers, Inc.:

Stock No.: 73685

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


In paper-covered boards with color illustrated cover. Interior with several color plates by uncredited illustrator. Interior pages browned and with soiling at front endpapers. Covers very chafed, especially at spine; with bumped corners and whitish soiled spot on front. Despite the title, there are a few words of multiple syllables in this re-write of the classic work on Christianity by John Bunyan; but most are simple words, appropriate for reading to a child. No interior date is present, but the cover bears 1884 date. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 109 pages View more info

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Millikan's School: A History of the California Institute of Technology [Caltech]

By: GOODSTEIN, Judith R.

Price: $23.50

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Company: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 70257

ISBN: 0393030172

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Founded as a preparatory and vocational school in 1891 by wealthy benefactor Amos Throop (who named the school after himself), the later-renamed California Institute of Technology grew into an internationally-recognized science and engineering university. The transformation from small college to leading science institution was shepherded by de-facto president Robert Andrews Millikan, who recruited the best and brightest scientific educators to the Pasadena, California school. --- Stated first edition, in red paper-covered boards backed in blue-grey cloth; titling in red to spine. Jacket featur... View more info

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Inside Australia

By: Gunther, John (Completed and edited by William H. Forbis)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Harper and Row: 1972

Edition: Book Club Edition

Stock No.: 72754

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


The author wrote several of these "inside" books; this one focuses on the country of Australia. Packed with info, and aimed at the American audience. In full black cloth covers w/clean, unmarked interior and maps at endpapers. Dust jacket slightly spine-faded and with dampstains at lower edge.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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Captain Dreyfus: The Story of a Mass Hysteria

By: HALASZ, Nicholas

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1955

Stock No.: 78131

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


An early edition of author's detailed account of the the late 19th century Dreyfus Affair in France, in which an innocent man was accused of treason. The affair lasted about 12 years, raised French passions and involved layer upon layer of espionage and counter-espionage. --- In brown textured paper-covered boards backed in reddish-brown cloth. Jacket with drawings of some of the affair's principal characters on cover. --- With improperly cut edges to a few pages, else a clean, firm, bright copy lacking markings. Dust jacket bears original $3.50 flap price, with a little darkening to spine, ot... View more info

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84, Charing Cross Road

By: HANFF, Helene

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Avon Books: 1987

Stock No.: 74173

ISBN: 0380001225

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


In nice shape, clean and firm with inked comment by prev. owner at front free endpaper, otherwise unmarked. A much-admired series of letters between the author and the staff of a book shop in London was made into a movie. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 97 pages View more info