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Edmund Burke

By: Morley, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY, Alfred A. Knopf: 1924

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 38053

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover with gold lettering has several bubbles and wrinkles where the cloth has lifted from the boards but boards are not showing, head & foot of spine are lightly frayed and spine has slight discoloration. This is a limited numbered book - 220/750. The 255 pages are tight with no tears or writing. The writer of a historical study, aims not at a reproduction of the central figure of his meditation, but at a criticism of his hero's relations and contributio... View more info

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Original Travels and Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen

By: Munchausen, Baron

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Kegan Paul Trench Trubner and Co.: 1892

Edition: New Edition

Seller Id: 29816

Condition: Good +


The Lotos Series New Edition. Blue cloth hardcover with gilt titles and slight fade mark on backstrip. Fep glued to frt pastedn, book opens to pg that states: The Lotos Series. 253 pg text tight w/exlib stamp on rear endpaper. Abrasion on title page has obscured half of illustrators name now filled in lightly with pencil. View more info

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An Artists's Life, The Second Burst, The Finish Sir Alfred Munnings President of the Royal Academy 1944-1949.

By: Munnings, Sir Alfred K.C.V.O., P.P.R.A.

Price: $275.00

Publisher: London, Museum Press Ltd: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 34831

Condition: Very Good


A trilogy of Munnings' biographies all first editions published by Museum Press. Two are in professionally reproduced jackets in new mylar (vols I & II), vol three in original jacket with loss at head of spine and clipped lower tip of frt flap. No names or soil within, volume II has a crease on the front board but text is fine. All books are well bound and clean. Illustrated endpapers in all, hinge papers fine, bright gilt titles on red cloth. An Artists Life, publ... View more info

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Roald Amundsen

By: Nolan, Jeannette Covert

Price: $8.00

Publisher: CA, California State Department of Education: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 19423

Condition: Very Good


Moderate surface wear on cover, innards as new. Real People Series. The story of Amundsens of the North Pole. View more info

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Bill Nye's Red Book

By: Nye, Edgar Wilson

Price: $10.00

Publisher: IL, Thompson & Thomas: 1891

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 31163

Condition: Good +


1st edition hardcover in green cloth boards with black and gilt lettering shows bumped and rubbed extremities, cloth discolored. Frt hinge tender. Text tight and bright with several name stamps on various pages throughout text. 389 p. of musings. View more info

Image for A Cut Above The Rest Tom Arrendale, Joe Hatfield and the Story of Fieldale Farms  DOUBLE SIGNED

A Cut Above The Rest Tom Arrendale, Joe Hatfield and the Story of Fieldale Farms DOUBLE SIGNED

By: Parker, Dick

Price: $45.00

Publisher: GA, Looking Glass Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 34685

Condition: As New


Brilliant 1st edition hardcover, as new inside and out, SIGNED on fep by Joe Hatfield and Gus (Tom Arrendale's Father). 183 glossy pages profusely illustrated with b/w photos. Gift quality, collectible book. Anybody who knew Tom and Lee Arrendale and Joe Hatfield would tell you that their coming together in 1972 as partners would certainly lead to success. Among them they already had more than seventy years of experience in the chicken business, first operating their own... View more info

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The Arkansas Traveller SIGNED

By: Parkhurst, Liz Smith

Price: $18.00

Publisher: AK, August House: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 37737

Condition: Fine


SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. Not dedicated to anybody in particular, just "Liz Parkhurst" in blue felt tip marker. As new beige cloth w/brown illust on frt cover and brown title on spine. Music for the song printed on the endpapers. Unclipped heavy card weight dj illust w/same brown image as on frt cover, two men sharing a pipe. Negligible surface soil on rear panel from storage, more than presentable copy. 44 pages. A traveler lost in the Ozark Mountains of A... View more info

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Be Somebody A Biography of Marguerite Rawalt SIGNED

By: Paterson, Judith

Price: $20.00

Publisher: TX, Eakin Press: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 37104

ISBN: 0890155518

Condition: Fine


Stunning 1st edition hardcover in burgundy faux leather boards with bright gilt titles on spine. SIGNED ON TITLE PAGE: "To BPW colleague Georgia. Marguerite Rawalt". Stated First Edition, as new save for former owner's tasteful embossed seal on blank fep. Unclipped dj in new mylar has no tears or color loss. 274 p. A perfect book for gift giving. Rear dj panel has a b/w photo of Marguerite Rawalt in 1956 when she was president of the National Federation of Busine... View more info

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Puppies, Dogs, and Blue Northers. Reflections on Being Raised by a Pack of Sled Dogs

By: Paulsen, Gary

Price: $8.00

Publisher: CA, Harcourt Brace & Co.: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 43237

ISBN: 0152928812

Condition: Fine


First edition hardcover in illust paper covered boards. Tips sharp, spine ends bumped. Text crisp and bright, No tears, names or soil. Unclipped dj in new mylar is mint. 81 p. View more info

Winterdance The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod

By: Paulsen, Gary

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Harcourt:

Seller Id: 45964

ISBN: 0151262276

Condition: Near Fine


Fifth printing hardcover with a trace of handling soil on navy & grey paper covered boards and bumped spine ends. Unclipped dj is complete and without tears, showing a spec of color loss at flap folds, now in new mylar showing a touch of surface scratches. 256 pp text is crisp and unmarked with nice mapped endpprs. With 18 full-color photos by the author. Winterdance is an unforgettable account of Gary Paulsen's most ambitious quest: to know a world beyond his knowin... View more info

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Bill Peet An Autobiography

By: Peet, Bill

Price: $12.00

Publisher: MA, Houghton Mifflin Co.: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 41747

ISBN: 0395509327

Condition: Very Good


Hefty book, solid 1st edition exlib w/pocket and all 190 pages present. Bit of light soil on fep, text crisp and clean. Unclipped dj in new mylar has no call tags or lib stickers. View more info

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A Day With A Noblewoman

By: Pernoud, Regine; Translated By Dominique Clift

Price: $8.00

Publisher: MN, Runestone Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 30589

ISBN: 082251916X

Condition: Very Good +


12" tall, Crisp and clean 1st edition hardcover with sharp corners and spine ends. Exlib without a pocket or evidence of ever having had one. Few marked out stickers on rear board and call letter sticker on spine but more than lovely. Describes a typical day in the life of Lady Blanche of Champagne, a medieval noblewoman, followed by a fictional story based on the facts presented. View more info

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Yes Virginia, There Is A Carl Eike

By: Pishock, Margaret Ann

Price: $10.00

Publisher: VA, Margaret Ann Pishock: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 38771

Condition: Very Good +


1st edition aqua pictorial paperback is faded along edges & spine, there are several areas along edges & tips with color loss and vertical creases along spine with color loss. 106 tight pages with no tears or writing but they are lightly yellowed with age and there is a post-script added on inside of rear cover. A collection of the stories written by Carl Eike for the Potomac News, a Northern Virginia newspaper. View more info

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A Foreign Devil in China The Story of Dr. L. Nelson Bell An American Surgeon in China. Signed By Author w/Photo of Author Shaking Hands with Former Pres. Nixon

By: Pollock, John C.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: MI, Zondervan Publishing House: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 18698

Condition: Fine


Dedicated & signed by author on fep: "To Bill Washburn From One of the Old Guard L Nelson Bell". Underneath this dedication is an actual photo pasted on the fep of Dr. Bell standing behind his wife, who is seated in a wheelchair and shaking hands with Richard Nixon. Standing by is Billy Graham. Pencil note on half title states that Bell's daughter is Billy Grahams wife. Very special and rare presentation copy with negligible wear to boards. Unclipped dj in new my... View more info

Image for Aerial Odyssey  SIGNED BY AUTHOR   Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Porto Rico, Virgin Islands, Lesser Atilles, Trinidad, Guiana, Venezuela, Columbia, Panama. Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico  SIGNED

Aerial Odyssey SIGNED BY AUTHOR Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Porto Rico, Virgin Islands, Lesser Atilles, Trinidad, Guiana, Venezuela, Columbia, Panama. Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico SIGNED

By: Powell, E. Alexander

Price: $35.00

Publisher: NY, Macmillan: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 41369

Condition: Very Good +


1st edition hardcover in blue cloth boards, author's presentation copy, signed on half title page: For Carey and Fred Foltz with the best of best wishes from their friend E. Alexander Powell. Displays well in professionally reproduced dj in new mylar. Mapped endpapers show some age-toning, and F. Foltz signature appears in the fep margin. 292 p clean and unmarked. Mr Powell's ability to tell his travel adventures in a vivid and amusing way, and to include a great dea... View more info

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Voices From The Southwest: A Gathering In Honor Of Lawrence Clark Powell

By: Powell, Lawrence Clark, Dickson, Donald C., Laird, W. David and Maxwell, Margaret F.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: AZ, Northland Press: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 33446

ISBN: 0873581571

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition hardcover boards sharp and straight. Tiny soil spot on inside of dj front panel and corresponding area on front board, barely visible on 'tweedy' blue cloth and faintly visible on ecru colored dj lower panel. Presentation sticker on fep. Unclipped DJ rubbed on top edge and spine ends. 3/8" tear on top front cover near backstrip. 2" clear tape on top of front flap and back top of dj, displays well in new mylar. 159 pg. The volume of Southwestern studie... View more info

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Tell Me About Roald Dahl

By: Powling, Chris

Price: $15.00

Publisher: MN, Carolrhoda Books: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 37462

Condition: Very Good +


Glossy 1st edition hardcover in pictorial boards in wonderful condition with only slight bumping on tips, there is a marked out library stamp on rear board. No call tags on backstrip, 2 marked out stickers on rear board. 24 pages of tight & bright text with no writing, soil, tears or blemishes. A brief biograaphy of the writer of such successful books as 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,' 'James and the Giant Peach,' and 'Matilda. View more info

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The Glorious Flight Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot

By: Provensen, Alice and Martin

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Puffin Penguin: 1988

Seller Id: 34709

ISBN: 0140507299

Condition: As New


Lovely uncreased, unmarked 3rd printing paperback. 38 pp. Caldecott Medal winner. Landscape format book more than sui table for gift giving. The biography of a man whose fascination with flying machines produced the Bleriot XI, which in 1909 became the first heavier-than-air machine to fly the English Channel. View more info

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Grenfell of Labrador

By: Pumphrey, George H.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Dodd, Mead & Co.: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 13065

Condition: Good


1st edition hardcover, no jacket. Light color loss at lightly bumped tips, slight discoloration on lower edges of boards with faded back strip. Former owners name on fep, else tight and bright. 171 p. An illustrated biography of the Labrador doctor for young people. When the 23-year-old British doctor Wilfred Grenfell first set foot in Newfoundland in 1892, bent upon serving migrant fishermen, he had no clear idea who his patients were or how they lived. But his first ... View more info

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The Man on The Flying Trapeze The Circus Life of Emmett Kelly Sr.

By: Quackenbush, Robert

Price: $20.00

Publisher: PA, J.B. Lippincott Co: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 28585

Condition: Near Fine


Brilliant 1st edition hardcover in red cloth boards with illustration of clown on trapeze on frt board. Internally fine save for former price in ink on illustrated fep. Very lightly abraded head of rear board near spine (not an eyesore, barely noticeable). More than presentable, charming tale of the world's most beloved Circus Clown Emmett Kelly Sr. told in words and song. View more info