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Image for Mayflower  A Story of Courage, Community, and War

Mayflower A Story of Courage, Community, and War

By: PHILBRICK, Nathaniel

Price: $11.50

Publisher: New York, Viking: 2006

Stock No.: 74274

ISBN: 0670037605

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


First edition, first printing w/full number line on publisher's page. Includes numerous photos, illustrations and maps. In blue paper-covered hard covers. Jacket bears orig. $29.95 flap price. The real story of the famed Massachusetts colony is described here in fascinating detail; with emphasis on King Philip and the war he waged against the colonists. ; 8vo 8" - 10" tall; 461 pages View more info

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Passage to Peshawar Pakistan--Between the Hindu Kush and the Arabian Sea

By: REEVES, Richard

Price: $10.50

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1984

Stock No.: 74204

ISBN: 0671508423

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


First Edition, First Printing. In black quarter cloth and tan paper-covered boards with titling & decorations in gilt on spine. Interior with inked presentation remarks; is otherwise bright and crisp. Jacket in nice shape, but with priceclipped flap. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 223 pages View more info

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Warriors of God: Richard the Lionheart and Saladin in the Third Crusade

By: RESTON Jr., James

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Anchor Books: 2002

Stock No.: 81819

ISBN: 0385495625

Condition: Very Good


An account of the Third Crusade in the 12th Century, in which the English King Richard the Lionhearted led Christian forces against the Muslim forces under Saladin in battles for Jerusalem. With two sections of black & white illustrations and maps. --- A clean, firm copy though with a little soiling to covers.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); xxi, 410 pages View more info

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Out of America: A Black Man Confronts Africa

By: RICHBURG, Keith B.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: San Diego, California U.S.A., Harvest/Harcourt, Inc.: 1998

Stock No.: 50298

ISBN: 0156005832

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


An African-American reporter for the Washington Post is sent to Africa to be the paper's correspondent for that continent. He was horrified to encounter ". . .murder, brutal dictatorship and warfare." He was forced to confront his personal divide between his ". . .African racial heritage and his American cultural identity." With maps of Africa at front of volume. --- A softcover copy, with photographic portrait of the author to both front and back covers by Mark Finkenstaedt. An excellent copy: bright and newish but with inked gift inscription to half title page.; Octavo (8 to ... View more info

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The Death of Africa

By: RITNER, Peter

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82186

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Stated first printing of the author's assessment of the state of affairs in the Africa of 1960, and with his forecast of future events. With endpaper map of the African continent. --- In green marbled paper-covered boards backed in black cloth, with spine titling in orange and white. Volume lacks the dust jacket. --- With pencilings on several leaves, otherwise a clean, tightly-bound and sturdy copy.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); xiii, 312 pages View more info

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Lydia Bailey

By: ROBERTS, Kenneth

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1947

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 71055

Condition: Very Good in Poor dust jacket


A book club edition of the historical novel by Kenneth Roberts, set against the backdrop of the Haitian Revolution of 1791-1904. With map of Haiti to endpapers. --- In full navy cloth-covered boards with decorations and titling in gilt and red to cover and spine. Jacket with color illustration of the title character to cover. --- A decent copy: clean, tightly-bound and unmarked. Poor only dust jacket with no shortage of chips, tears and rubbing but 90% intact and protected in removable archival mylar protector.; Octavo - 8 to 9 in. tall; (10), 488 pages View more info

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Sea-Lore

By: ROGERS, Stanley (text and illustrations)

Price: $23.50

Publisher: New York, Thomas Y. Crowell Company: [ca.1920s-30s]

Stock No.: 78601

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


An American edition of a work first published in England. The author seeks to spark an interest in the sea and ships in the days of sailing ships, emphasizing the beauty and inspirational aspects. Illustrated in b&w by the author, with a lovely frontis color illustration, "The Sea-Wolves". --- In full blue cloth-covered hardcovers. Undated, though likely published ca.1920s-30s. Lacks a dust jacket. --- Cover and spine are very sunned, but titling is readable. With prior owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down, and gift inscription to front free endpaper. Interior is clean and oth... View more info

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Nathan Hale

By: Root, Jean Christie

Price: $29.00

Publisher: New York, The MacMillan Company: 1915

Stock No.: 71434

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Hard to find copy is in excellent shape. In full brown cloth covers w/bright red & black artwork. The life of American patriot Nathan Hale is detailed in this succinct biography. With 6 b & w photos. Very light foxing at edges; light interior yellowing and publisher's glue bleed through at front & rear endpapers; else clean and unblemished. ; True Stories of Great Americans; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 160 pages View more info

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Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill A Brief Account of a Long Life

By: Rubin, Gretchen

Price: $21.90

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 2003

Stock No.: 71314

ISBN: 0345450477

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Ideal biography of Sir Winston Churchill for those who don't wish to read one of the many 1,200 page tomes on the subject. In excellent condition, 1st Edition, 1st Printing. In dust wrapper with original $22.95 flap price unclipped; and in removable mylar protector. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 320 pages View more info

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The First Crusade

By: RUNCIMAN, Steven

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Canto/Cambridge University Press: 1992

Stock No.: 80325

ISBN: 0521427053

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


An abridged version of volume one of the author's 1951 "The History of the Crusades". The 11th Century crusade culminated in the capture of Jerusalem by the Crusaders. --- A softcover book, with a color scene from "The Capture of Antioch" on the cover. --- A nice copy, but with a litte soiling to covers.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall) ; vi, 201 pages View more info

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Churchill Wanted Dead or Alive

By: SANDYS, Celia

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc.: 2001

Stock No.: 41394

ISBN: 0786708166

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A softcover edition of the account by Celia Sandys of her grandfather Winston Churchill's exploits during the Boer War at the end of the 19th century. During the conflict, he served both as journalist and combatant, was captured and imprisoned but made a daring escape to Mozambique. With black & white photos and maps, as well as facsimiles of letters and other writings. --- In wraps with black & white image of a youthful Sir Winston in uniform to cover. --- A good copy: clean, bright and unmarked but with a few dings and creases to covers; remainder mark to lower textblock edge.; 41394; Octavo... View more info

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The Little Bighorn Campaign, March-September 1876 (Great Campaigns Series)

By: SARF, Wayne Michael

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, Combined Publishing: 1993

Stock No.: 71115

ISBN: 0938289217

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


The author provides a detailed examination of the entirety of the Little Bighorn Campaign, made famous for the battle which resulted in the massacre of Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer and his 7th Cavalry. Besides Custer's famous debacle, the entire 1876 campaign against the Plains Indians, involving General George Crook and several other notables, is described. With dozens of black & white photos and many maps. An entry in publisher's "Great Campaigns Series." --- In blue-on-blue paper-covered boards with spine titling in silver. Dust jacket with Ralph Heinz color painting depicting t... View more info

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You Can Trust the Communists (...to Do Exactly as They Say!)

By: SCHWARZ, Dr. Fred

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, Prentice-Hall, Inc.: 1961

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 82214

Condition: Very Good- in Good dust jacket


A signed later printing of the author's examination of the perils of Communism. Dr. Schwarz, per the jacket, was an Australian physician who sacrificed his medical practice to travel the world alerting citizens of the pitfalls of Communism. Signed by author on front free endpaper. --- Stated ninth printing, in black paper-covered boards with titling and star motif in red to cover and spine. In unclipped dust jacket. --- With prior owner's boldly written name to front free endpaper, pasted newsclip to rear endpaper, otherwise a bright, clean, tightly-bound copy. Jacket with noticeable rubbing, ... View more info

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Great Ages and Ideas of the Jewish People (Modern Library Giant #G85.1)

By: SCHWARZ, Leo W. (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1962]

Stock No.: 81589

Condition: Fair in Fair dust jacket


A collection of writings by Jewish writers and historians in a Modern Library Giant edition. With entries by Yhezkel Kaufmann, Ralph Marcus, Salo W. Baron, Gerson D. Cohen, Abraham S. Halkan and Cecil Roth. Edited, with an introduction, by Leo W. Schwarz. --- In Toledano spine G5 / grey cloth / gilt titling on black cover & spine blocks / faded black topstain / endpapers depict cultural growth in Jewish history / jacket style Gf*, verso advertises titles in ML catalog, but no total number. Likely published c.1962 (though 1956 date appears in book). ML #G85.1. --- A Fair only copy with partial ... View more info

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The Book of Splendor

By: SHERWOOD, Frances

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Company: 2002

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Stock No.: 71340

ISBN: 0393021386

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Popular novel set in Jewish community in 1601 Prague. In sharp condition; minor scratch back of DJ, otherwise clean, tight and unmarked. DJ in removable mylar protector. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 348 pages View more info

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The Royal Mews

By: STEWART-WILSON, Mary (text); CRIPPS, David (photography)

Price: $13.50

Publisher: London, The Bodley Head: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 83022

ISBN: 0370313453

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


A first edition of this guide to the ". . .carriages, horses, harness, livery and cars of the Royal Mews", the Buckingham Palace department responsible for the horse-drawn and motor travel arrangements of the Queen and Britain's Royal Family. With dozens of color photos showing the behind-the-scenes people, costumes, horses and livery. With a foreword by the Prince of Wales. --- In full linen-finish blue paper-covered boards with titling in gilt to spine. Jacket features color David Cripps photo of fully-dressed horses, with liveried attendants and coach. --- A clean, bright, newish co... View more info

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The Arts and Man

By: STITES, Raymond S.

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc.: 1940

Stock No.: 80064

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


In this work, the author seeks to trace the history of man and art and he explains how art has helped mankind cope with darker challenges such as war and poverty. With illustrations throughout, many in full color. --- This hefty volume in olive cloth-covered boards with brown titling on cover, decorations and titling on spine in brown and maroon. Volume lacks a dust jacket. --- Prior owner's signature to front paste-down, with rubbing and discoloration to cloth and black spots on back cover; otherwise a clean, firm copy.; Small Quarto (9 to 11 in. tall) ; xiii, 872 pages View more info

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World War II in the Air The Pacific

By: Sunderman, Major James F.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Bramhall House: 1962

Stock No.: 73519

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


The air war in Pacific theater is detailed here in words and pictures. With some rippling as the result of exposure to dampness; and with edgewear and inked signature on front free endpaper; overall a tight copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 306 pages View more info

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A Systematic Study of the C. O. C. 1893-1928

By: SWARTH, Harry S.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Cooper Ornithological Club: 1929

Stock No.: 78191

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A history of the Cooper Ornithological Club (later renamed the Cooper Ornithological Society) by a former President, Harry S. Swarth. Written, perhaps as a joke, in a scholarly manner as though a bird species were being examined. The club was established in 1893 with the purpose being the study of birds. With many b&w photos and with descriptions and listings of publications and officers. --- In beige paper wraps. A clean, firm copy but with previous owner's signature on cover.; Small 8vo 7-1/2" - 8" tall; 78 pages View more info

Image for The Seven Daughters of Eve  The Science That Reveals Our Genetic Ancestry

The Seven Daughters of Eve The Science That Reveals Our Genetic Ancestry

By: Sykes, Bryan

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Company: 2001

Edition: First US Edition

Stock No.: 72745

ISBN: 0393020185

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Impeccable copy of work detailing author's work in genetics. Interior crisp, bright and unmarked; dust jacket unblemished but for slight ripple at flap edge. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 320 pages View more info

One Hundred Years Ago in Nevada

By: Taylor, Jock

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Reno, Nevada U. S. A., Western Sales Distribution: 1964

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 71129

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Signed, "with best regards" by author on ffep. In good shape, slightly yellowed but tight and fully intact. Minor stains f & r covers. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 372 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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The Complete Writings of Thucydides: The Peloponnesian War (Modern Library #58.2)

By: THUCYDIDES

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1967]

Stock No.: 81909

Condition: Very Good+ in Poor dust jacket


A modern reprint edition of the famed account of the 5th and 4th Century B.C. war between Sparta and Athens. With introduction by John H. Finley, Jr. Unabridged translation from the Greek by Richard Crawley. Includes 2-page 431 B.C. map of the Eastern Mediterranean area. --- In Toledano spine 13 / maroon cloth / silver spine titling / ml logo blindstamped to front cover / violet & yellow Fujita endpapers / jacket style l, verso is blank. Interior bears 1951 date but likely published c.1967. ML #58.2. --- With penciled price to front free endpaper, otherwise a firm, bright and unmarked copy. Po... View more info

Image for The Shadow of Vesuvius: Pompeii AD 79

The Shadow of Vesuvius: Pompeii AD 79

By: TREVELYAN, Raleigh

Price: $14.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1976

Stock No.: 77964

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


The numerous volanic eruptions of Mount Vesuvius near Naples throughout history are described here, with multiple photos, paintings, sculpture, drawings, etc. --- In brown quarter cloth and paper-covered boards with striking image of Pompeiian in gilt on cover. --- With a bit of bubbling of the paper covering on front cover & a scratch to gilt cover image and previous owner's bookplate affixed to front pastedown, else a clean, unmarked and bright copy lacking other damages. Volume lacks a slipcase or dust jacket.; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 128 pages View more info

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A Colorado History: Seventh Edition

By: UBBELOHDE, Susan; BENSON, Maxine; SMITH, Duane A.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boulder, Colorado, Pruett Publishing Company: 1995

Stock No.: 77851

ISBN: 0871087421

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


A history of Colorado, from prehistoric times through the late 20th Century. With extensive endnotes and index. --- A firm, bright, intact copy but with highlighting throughout. ; The Pruett Series; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 431 pages View more info

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Seventy-Seven Keys to the Civilization of Japan

By: UMESAO-Tadeo (editor)

Price: $11.50

Publisher: Osaka-shi, Japan, Sogensha, Inc.: 1985

Stock No.: 70428

ISBN: 4422300083

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


An English language guide to the historic traditions, culture, geography, history, politics and other characteristics that made up the Japan of 1985. With black & white photos throughout. Chronology of important dates in Japan's history to rear of volume. --- A softcover copy in brown wraps. Volume wrapped in dust jacket with color photo of Mount Fuji with bullet train passing in the foreground. --- A clean, newish, unmarked copy. Jacket also in excellent condition.; Small Octavo - 7-1/2 to 8 in. tall; viii, 315 pages View more info

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Memoirs of the Crusades (Everyman's Library #333)

By: VILLEHARDOUIN, Geffroi de; JOINVILLE, Jean , Sire de

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London / New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1957

Stock No.: 81736

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


This Everyman's Library edition presents two accounts by French noblemen of their respective 13th century crusades. Villehardouin recounts events in the Fourth Crusade of 1202-04; de Joinville the Crusade of Louis IX from 1248 to 1254. Translated from the French and with an introduction by Sir Frank Marzials. Number 333 in Everyman's Library History series. --- A 1957 reprint edition, in Everyman's Library larger format binding style 4. Full pale red cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling and gilt "EL" in script at tail of spine; orange topstain. In red-orange dust jacke... View more info

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The Oxford History Of Christian Worship

By: WAINWRIGHT, Geoffrey; TUCKER, Karen B. Westerfield

Price: $28.00

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 2006

Stock No.: 60353

ISBN: 0195138864

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


"A comprehensive and authoritative history..." Giant 916 pg. volume covers the gamut from early traditions through recent trends in Christianity. In full black cloth cover w/bright gilt spine lettering. First US Edition. Cover has reproduction of coptic tapestry. Illustrated throughout in color and black & white. Solid, tight and newish. Orig. $55 DJ price unclipped and in Brodart. Smudge back endpaper.; 60353; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall; 916 pages View more info

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Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded August 27, 1883

By: WINCHESTER, Simon

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, HarperCollins Publishers: 2003

Edition: BCE

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 50244

ISBN: 0066212855

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


A book club edition of Simon Winchester's highly readable account of the massive volcanic explosions of Krakatoa in Indonesia in 1883, described by Wikipedia as ". . .among the most violent volcanic events in recorded history". The resulting tsunami killed nearly 40,000 people. The volume includes a number of eye-pleasing black & white illustrations and maps. Signed by Mr. Winchester on title page in bold black marker. --- In black paper-covered boards. Jacket with detail from map to back panel. --- A clean, bright, newish copy but with slight scuffing to lower cover edge. Bright jacke... View more info

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In Flanders Fields: The 1917 Campaign

By: WOLFF, Leon

Price: $39.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 2003

Stock No.: 77172

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


First Folio Society edition. Beautifully produced copy of author's examination of the horrific third battle at Ypres and elsewhere during World War I; first published 1959. --- In pictorial, full cloth covers. With numerous photos and maps. Lacks the slipcase. --- A Fine copy: bright, clean and unmarked.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xviii, 298 pages View more info

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The Story of the Rocky Mountains

By: YOUNG, Bob & Jan

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Hawthorn Books, Inc.: 1969

Stock No.: 74615

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Stated First Edition. In full turquoise cloth-covered boards, with black titling cover & spine. Prev. owner's bookplate, front free endpaper. Price-clipped dust jacket; otherwise clean & bright. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 114 pages View more info