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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 deal of worthwhile information, is delightfully exemplified in this account of his journey by air to many fascinating places on ... 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 studies includes art, prose and poetry. 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 few weeks on the Labrador coast changed all that. Moved by the natural beauty and the lack of the most elementary comforts, h... 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

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Who's That Girl With The Gun? A Story of Annie Oakley

By: Quackenbush, Robert

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Prentice Hall Books for Young Readers: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 41543

ISBN: 0139576711

Condition: Good +


1st edition exlib w/all pages and pocket present. Solid working copy in VG dj. 36 pp text shaken but no loose leaves. Story of sharpshooter Annie Oakley for kids. View more info

Image for Andrew Jackson and the Course of American Freedom 1822-1832 Vol II (2, Two)

Andrew Jackson and the Course of American Freedom 1822-1832 Vol II (2, Two)

By: Remini, Robert V.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: NY, Harper & Row: 1988

Edition: Third Printing

Seller Id: 41173

ISBN: 0060148446

Condition: Very Good +


Tight, bright, third printing exlib with pocket pulled but all pgs present. Stated first edition with three as first number in line. 469 pp. Unclipped dj w/flaps glued down in nice mylar. View more info

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John Wayne A Bio-Bibliography

By: Riggin, Judith M.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: NY, Greenwood Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 34133

ISBN: 0313223084

Condition: Fine


Fine 1st edition hardcover in dark green cloth with black title box and gilt lettering. Sharp tips and spine ends. 154 p. with b/w frontis. Mint, collectible copy. View more info

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Georgia O'Keeffe: A Life

By: Robinson, Roxana

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Harper & Row: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 33899

ISBN: 0060159650

Condition: Very Good +


1st edition hardcover with previous owner's name on half title page. Slight small abrasion blemish at foot of title page. Age toned dj slightly curled at top edge of frt panel but no tears or loss, Slight soil on white background rear panel, now in mylar and displays well. Massive tome of 639 p. The first biography written with the full cooperation of the O'Keeffe family examines the artist's long and distinguished career, her personal relationships, and her significance in terms of American art and the women's movement. View more info

Will Rogers The Story of His Life Told by His Wife

By: Rogers, Betty

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Garden City Publishing Co., Inc.: 1943

Seller Id: MK46665

Condition: Good


Solid reading copy hardcover in red paper covered boards with seriously rubbed tips and spine ends (see images) Weird 1/2" closed tear on blank fep near spine doesn't affect anything on its blank pages nearby. Inner hinges fine, there are a few b/w photographs within the 312 pp text that is browning but not yet brittle. Former owner's sig at foot of copyright page. Top edge of page block dyed red. Of the many books written about Will Rogers, none can have the immediacy, firsthand knowledge, and personal perspective of this account by his wife, Betty Blake Rogers. View more info

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Hagedorn, Hermann

By: Roosevelt in the Bad Lands

Price: $48.00

Publisher: Cambridge, MA, Houghton Mifflin Company - The Riverside Press: 1930

Seller Id: MK46654

Condition: Fair


Solid exlib reading copy hardcover in soiled pink cloth boards with black titles and silhouette drawing of a cowboy riding a rearing horse. Black title on backstrip along with some decorative border treatments. Tips and spine ends bumped and rubbed. 475 pp text all there but not pretty. Pocket and all pages present. Roosevelt in the Badlands chronicles the turbulent years Roosevelt spent as a rancher in the Badlands of Dakota Territory, following the sudden deaths on February 14, 1884, of his wife, two days after giving birth, and of his mother. Grief-stricken-and driven by doubts about hi... View more info

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Many Unhappy Returns One Man's Quest to Turn Around The Most Unpopular Organization in America SIGNED

By: Rossotti, Charles O.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: MA, Harvard Business School Press: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 36760

ISBN: 1591394414

Condition: Fine


Brilliant 1st edition hardcover with presentation plate on fep, signed by author: "To Suzie Turner With best wishes, Charles Rossotti". 340 pgs. Unclipped dj in new mylar displays well without chips or tears. Imagine that after decades of running a successful corporation, you get an offer to lead a crucial government agency. The organization is maligned by the public, beset by profound management and technology problems, and trapped in a political minefield. This is the scenario Charles O. Rossotti faced in 1997, when her became the first businessman to lead the IRS. "Many Unhappy... View more info

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Abraham Lincoln The Prarie Years One Volume Abridged Edition

By: Sandburg, Carl

Price: $17.00

Publisher: NY, Harcourt, Brace & Company: 1929

Edition: Abridged Edition

Seller Id: 46211

Condition: Near Fine


Gift quality hardcover in ecru linen cloth covered boards with sharp tips and spine ends. Book has one light soil mark on fore-edge of foot of page block, otherwise, no names, highlighting, tears or blemishes. 604 pp text flawless and well illustrated in b/w from photographs, cartoons, sketches, maps and letters. This is the abridged edition complete in one volume. Both dj flaps have shallow clips upper and lower but believe there was no price removed. There is one chip in dj head of rear panel 1.5 in. x 1/2 in in margin only, no text affected. Foot of dj spine end is a little tatty, and... View more info

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She Came Here With Only One Suitcase The Eva Rutland Story & Her Holistic Health Beliefs SIGNED

By: Schaeffer, Jean Thomas

Price: $15.00

Publisher: VA, Harvestwood Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 27047

ISBN: 0970375808

Condition: Fine


1st edition paperback signed by author on title page: Steve, Best wishes and hope you will enjoy my story. Jean Schaffer. 135 p. View more info

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A. E. Housman Writers and Their Work No. 69

By: Scott-Kilvert, Ian

Price: $8.00

Publisher: England, Longmans, Green and Co.,: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 7183

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition paperback shows negligible surface wear from storage, 40 pp text tight and bright. Published for the British Council and the National Book League. View more info

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Whoa - Long Ago SIGNED

By: Sieg, Robert C.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: VA, Brunswick Publishing Corp.: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 27363

ISBN: 1556180403

Condition: Very Good +


1st edition paperback signed by author on fep, "To Charlotte, Best Wishes by Robert C. Sieg." Negligible surface wear to tips of covers, internally as new. 220 p. With a touch of human interest and humor, Whoa-Long Ago calls serious attention to the mysteries of life and spiritual realities. The author struggles with practical problems like the basis of moral responsibility, ownership, feelings, fellowship, conflict, miracles, faith, death and beyond. He solicits thought and faith from the honest doubter and openness from the prejudiced. View more info

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Boys Farm A History SIGNED

By: Skinner, James L., III

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44501

ISBN: 1401025633

Condition: Fine


Lovely 1st edition hardcover with sharp tips and spine ends. Signed on presentation page by the woman the book is dedicated to: ("Love Mama Sheady Pg 121). 229 p. text flawless. The history of a wealthy couple's decision to reject their worldly success, money and status and to live in virtual poverty in order to dedicate themselves to realizing their impossible dream of redeeming homeless, helpless, neglected, abused or abandoned boys. View more info

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Once Upon a Family Reunion

By: Smith, Gloria J.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: G & L Publications: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 24424

ISBN: 0964401819

Condition: As New


1st edition hardcover. Absolutely brand new book, still in publishers shrink wrap (small hole in shrink wrap but book as new). 64 p text fine. View more info

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The Girl of Independence SIGNED

By: Snead, Lois Doran; Snead, Rayner V.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: VA, Pignut Publishing: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 29666

Condition: Near Fine


Signed by both authors. A near fine copy with sticker remnants on cover stating author is a resident of Rappahannock County, VA. Lightly rubbed paper covers of this photo-illustrated Missouri memoir. Former owner's name/addy sticker on title page. 168 pgs. View more info