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The Story of William Penn

By: Aliki

Price: $9.50

Publisher: NJ, Prentice-Hall Inc.: 1964

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller Id: 36850

Condition: Very Good +


Tight bright former library book with pocket and all pages present. Tape marks on endpapers. 32 pp. Unclipped dj in mylar shows some wear at head of spine and subsequent areas at head of dj panel approx 1" from spine, displays well. Story of the early Quaker settlers illustrated in color and blw throughout. View more info

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Diogenes The Story of the Greek Philosopher

By: Aliki

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NJ, Prentice-Hall: 1968

Edition: Possible First

Seller Id: 43010

Condition: Near Fine


Brown cloth covered boards, light color loss at still sharp tips. Text tight and unmarked. DJ in new mylar is price clipped and has a sizable chip out of rear panel, small closed tear at head of frt panel and color loss at lightly rubbed tips. 32pp. View more info

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Mountain of My Dreams The Early Years, The Middle Years, The Later Years. Book 1, 2 & 3

By: Antony, Richard T.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Authorhouse: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 36869

Condition: Fine


3 books for one price. All are in fine condition. Isbn's 1418404926, 1403384355, 9781434301543. Two published by Authorhouse, Book #1 (The Early Years) published by 1st Books. Story of country living in Rappahannock, Virginia by local author. View more info

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Buffalo Bill

By: Beals, Frank Lee

Price: $38.00

Publisher: Chicago, IL, Wheeler Publishing Company: 1943

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: MK46644

Condition: Very Good +


First edition hardcover in taupe colored cloth covered boards illustrated with red and brown illustration of Bill galloping past a steer skull whooting buffalo. Tips sharp but show light rubbing, lower frt tip cloth has broken and the cardboard tip is barely showing. Three other tips and spine ends are VG. Red & white illustrated end papers, inner hinges fine. No names, tears or soil in the 252 pp text. Gift quality biography of B.B. with light surface soil on cloth boards. Displays well, see images or ask if one is not showing up as ours. View more info

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Saxophone Boy SIGNED

By: Bell, Bill

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Tundra Books of Northern New York: 1980

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 45170

ISBN: 0912766980

Condition: Good


1st edition hardcover signed by author, dedicated to Debbie on title page. Burgundy cloth boards with bright gilt title rubbed at tips and marked, 24 pp text fine. The author-illustrator describes his childhood in Philadelphia and tells how he made two of his dreams come true by becoming a professional saxophone player and a painter. View more info

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Ferdinand Magellan Why They Became Famous Series

By: Bitossi, Sergio; Translated By Stephen Thorne

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Silver Burdett & Co.: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 21200

ISBN: 0382069846

Condition: Very Good +


1st edition paperback with owner's name on fep, light color loss to extremities of brown glossy card covers, 62 pp text fine. Recounts how the 16th century Portuguese explorer launched the first voyage around the world, although he met his death before his men completed the expedition. View more info

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Remembering Davey Portrait of an American Hero

By: Bolton, Clyde and Mike

Price: $7.50

Publisher: AL, The Birmingham News: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 19868

ISBN: 0963541315

Condition: Good +


1st edition paperback shows lightly rubbed and bumped edges. Front cover vertically creased and both covers somewhat curled. Text tight and bright. Well illustrated with b/w photos. 121 pp. Biography, dedication of Davey Allison, Stock Car Driver. View more info

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Gen George Washington

By: Bragdon, Henry W.; Keller, Allan; Cullen, Joseph P.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: U.S.A., Eastern Acorn Press: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 19768

Condition: Very Good +


1st edition paperback with corners slightly rubbed. 48 pp illustrated with b/w photos & maps. View more info

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Ride for the High Points The Real Story of Will James

By: Bramlett, Jim

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Missoula, MT, Mountain Press Publishing Company: 1987

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: MK46618

ISBN: 0878422145

Condition: Near Fine


Gift quality hardcover black cloth covered boards with sharp tips and spine ends, gold titles on frt board and backstrip in a black background unclipped, original dust wrapper showing light color loss at extremities, micro chips at spine ends, and rear board upper tip, slight r from storage, now in new mylar and displays beautifully. B&w photo illustrated endpapers show a wide-angle shot of a western ranch with cowboys, horses, wagons milling around. the tips of the ranch house roof and a model T parked out front. A well written biography of everybody's favorite cowboy: Will James. View more info

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Ride for the High Points The Real Story of Will James

By: Bramlett, Jim

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Missoula, MT, Mountain Press Publishing Company: 1987

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: MK46620

ISBN: 0878422889

Condition: Near Fine


Gift quality volume in slick b&w illustrated paper covers showing super light roll at tips with the lightest of color loss from storage, book appears unread. No names, tears or soil in the 242 pp text. A well written biography of everybody's favorite cowboy: Will James. View more info

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Both Sides of The Canvas SIGNED

By: Burgess, Mary Hayden

Price: $28.00

Publisher: IN, Authorhouse: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 36636

ISBN: 1418475734

Condition: Fine


1st edition paperback signed by author on title page: "To Susan, Best wishes, Mary Burgess". 256 pg memoir illustrated in b/w tells of the life story of the young daughter of the last American vice governor general of The Philippines who grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan. During WWII she volunteered with the American Red Cross, then after the war, moved to Wyoming to raise a family and take up painting. Her husband died from Alzheimer's disease. "A heartfelt memoir, and paintings that lead you into ethereal Wyoming skies". View more info

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Children of the Southern Cross

By: Burks, Arthur J.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Maryknoll Publications: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 30039

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition hardcover with bumped spine ends, internally crisp and unmarked. Unclipped DJ worn at tips with soil mark on front panel, one inch closed tear and 1/4 in chip at foot of rear panel, displays well in new mylar. Not exlib. 132 pages. Book on the Mundurucu Indians in the jungles of Brazil. 13 tales in this volume w/ very nice illustrations. View more info

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President Bush's Point Of View Inaugural Edition

By: Bush, George H.W.; Edited by Sargent, John F. Jr.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: DC, Braddock Communications: 1989

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 34866

Condition: Near Fine


Not as bright as new but close. 158 pp text crisp and unmarked. Gift quality volume. A collection of Quotations by Braddock Communications. View more info

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A Highland Childhood SIGNED

By: Campbell, Aileen

Price: $45.00

Publisher: VA, Knockfarrel Press: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 38594

ISBN: 0972961828

Condition: As New


Fine 1st edition, twice signed by Author: Presentation copy with author's signature and dedication on title page: "To Meg, My dear friend. Blessings, Aileen Campbell 10.7.05". As new inside and out in bright plaid paper covers with lovely and soft watercolor art on cover and throughout. 63 pp crisp, bright & unmarked. A delightful collection of stories and original artwork by Aileen Campbell, taking you on a journey of her childhood adventures in the Scottish Highlands. View more info

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Mao Papers Anthology and Bibliography

By: Ch'en, Jerome

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Oxford University Press: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 41182

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition hardcover with sharp tips and bumped spine ends, crossed out name on fep. Unclipped dj sunned on back strip, title barely legible, now in new protective mylar 221 pp. Collection of unpublished or little-known writings of Mao Tse-tung in English and Chinese. Includes bibliography. View more info

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And Tyler Too

By: Chidsey, Donald Barr

Price: $12.50

Publisher: TN, Thomas Nelson Inc: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 30413

ISBN: 0840765851

Condition: Very Good +


1st edition hardcover in blue boards with gray spine. 158 pp., including index. Crossed out library name on front end page, Stated First Edition, Ex-lib with pocket pulled but all pages present. Crisp text. Unclipped dj flaps glued to pastedns. Biography of John Tyler, Virginia gentleman - who became President after William Henry Harrison died, and was embarrassed by the Hard Cider campaign that propelled him into the White House. View more info

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Thomas Alva Edison

By: Clark, G. Glenwood

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, E. P. Dutton: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 11924

Condition: Good +


Tight and bright in pictorial orange buckram boards. Occasional fingerprinting, library names crossed out, pocket pulled but all pages present, 165 pp. View more info

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Harry S. Truman

By: Collins, David R.

Price: $27.00

Publisher: NY, Garrard Publishing Co.:

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 45736

ISBN: 0811663183

Condition: Very Good


Negligible rubbing on still sharp tips & spine ends of taupe cloth covered boards in illustrated, un-clipped (and unpriced) dj flap. One small 'ding' on foot and two 'dings' on head of board edges, spine of dj sunned but title remains quite legible. 80 pp is text tight and bright, with one taped tear and a few library stamps on page margins and a marker D written on frt pastedn. A brief biography of the "common man" from Missouri who became the thirty-second President of the United States illustrated throughout with brown/gold/black/white line drawings. This is a Discovery Book b... View more info

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The Journey of Burke and Wills

By: Colwell, Max

Price: $8.50

Publisher: London, Paul Hamlyn: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 37499

ISBN: 060004145X

Condition: Good +


1st edition in colorful pictorial boards with very small rub near head of back strip. Vivid pictorial end papers surround the 61 pages of tight & bright text which has no writing, tears, soil or blemishes. A wonderful tale of Robert O'Hara Burke and William John Wills and the first expedition to make it across the Australian Inland to the west coast. View more info

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The Story of Ulysses for Boys and Girls Adapted from the Odyssey of Homer

By: Cook Agnes Spofford

Price: $15.00

Publisher: IL, Public-School Publishing Co.: 1908

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 23583

Condition: Very Good


Reprint hardcover with light rubbing to bumped tips. Watermark on upper 1/4 of cloth cover, inner front hinge area has discoloring which does not detract to reading of tight bright Published in 1908, copyright is 1857. Tidy 153 pg text printed on thin semi-gloss paper. No tears.. Tidy (and tiny) name on frt pastedn. Illust with b/w line drawings. View more info